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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 16, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic Quot Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday january 16, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 3 Johnson resigns As Highlands head Leonard b. Johnson Smethport pharmacist and Christmas display manufacturer submitted his resignation As president of the Seneca Highlands association this week after serving for five years As head of the area tourist promotion Agency. Or. Johnson a resignation was scheduled to be acted upon at the annual meeting of the Seneca group last night in the Valley Hunt club at Lewis run. A the office should be passed along and not kept by the same persons a or. Johnson stated in submitting his resignation. Although resigning As president of the group or. Johnson said a i still plan to actively support the association in other one of or. Johnson a major accomplishments was the publication last year of Many thousand copies of a coloured brochure describing the tourist attractions in the Seneca Highlands. Or. Johnson spent Many hours of work on the brochure which has had a wide circulation. New officers end directors were scheduled to be elected during last nights dinner meeting of the Seneca Highlands association. The principal speaker was m. George Mooradian executive i storm dumps foot of Snow on this area 2 school joint res Okay 5-unit plan Leonard b. Johnson. Resigns As president Rector of governor William Scranton a committee of 100,000 pennsylvanians named to promote the economic growth of the Commonwealth. The years worst snowstorm hit this area sunday night and residents had the terrific task of digging out from under More than 12 inches of new Snow monday morning. I. _. Niaz had to fuss t Zzz so latest 4 Youlls Day night. Three Large trailer trucks were marooned on main Street in Smethport sunday night and remained until noon monday when the Drivers were notified it was Safe to proceed. Most Mckean county schools seep reduces crude prices 15 cents bbl. The Joseph seep purchasing Duke Center special a plan for Mckean county. The Otto Eldred joint school the Board approved a request Board in executive session Mon for a sabbatical leave for Byron Day night authorized a resold Richard social science teacher Tion be drawn and submitted to and recommended hiring John Agency of Pennzoil co. Announce the county school Board endors fetch Ken to fill the vacancy on monday that it had posted ing a five unit administrative recommendation of the person decreased prices for Pennsyl i Nel committee chair maned by Vania grades of crude Oil meet mrs. Delsie Downey. Ink the postings announced by current Bills totalling $7, other refineries. The decrease 971.44 and a payroll of $37,147.88 amounts to 15 cents per barrel were approved As was the a Tor the various grades of crude theorizing for making repairs to of auditorium seats. New prices posted Are Harry Lehman president con Bradford District Oil in Brad ducted the joint Board session Ford transit co. Lines a $4.48. Or. Lehman president of the Middle District Grade Oil in democrats select Monago nominee for Assembly seat for destroying Trees on Street an investigation Over a two Otto township Board presided National transit co. Lines month period was culminated at that units business session $4.20. Remained Onen monday but it at Smethport thursday night held prior to the joint Board Pennsylvania Grade Oil in a Holiday for in an v students with the arrest and arraignment meeting. Tonal transit co. Lines South four Potter county youths 11 was voted t0 Fly u4.591.40 West division $3.93. Schoofs did not Oden monday charged As adults by chief of payroll for february and also Buckeye Pennsylvania Grade these were in Cameron and pot police Abbey Southwick of current Bills of $2,340.22 As the Oil in the Buckeye pipeline co. Ter counties As Well As in Elk i malicious mischief. Share of the joint Board sex 3.61. County there was 16 inches of arraigned before Justice of pm uses. Fred Bishop township the Agency posts no prices for Snow in Emporium monday the peace Emil Johnson of the tax collector presented an sex Allegany or Zanesville Penn morning while Potter county Borough were Tim Heimel exoneration list of 1962 duplicates. Sylvania grades and is making a a a re i of to of ii i via a q n Foo Fri paen Mif a Nola showed 14, Kane had a foot j Ward Darrin Walter Stilson and while St. Marys came up with Irvan Brown All about 18, from is Coudersport. The Snow suited to us it they were arrested in Eon Nec about 9 . Sunday and at ton with Cuttle and destroy about 5 . Monday the wind"8 Evergreen Trees placed in came up and turned the entire1/ on the main St. Area into a blizzard. These con a a Quot a a a and so on editions which sometime re. Premises of comes Green officers Board producers Bank members elected reflects officers diced a visibility to near Zero he Quot of existed until Early monday night when the storm eased off. By Hamlin Bank and directors St. The Trees were about three and six feet in height. The quartet was fined $50 Mckean Elk Potter Cam h j Cogg and 0 t0 on Warren a Well a Catter Mak restitution of it dam. Ages. Chief Southwick personally conducted the investigation since the incident occurred on thanks shareholders of the Hamlin All directors of the producers Bank and Trust company met wednesday of last week in annual session. Reelected were the following directors Robert b. Apple Fred h. Biever Robert a. Digel Redfield b. Gillett Noble w. Hill o. Albert Johnson Hamlin d. Redfield Roy a. Scholes and Lawrence h. Walthour. Directors then elected these officers or. Digel chairman of the Board and vice president or. Johnson president and vice chairman of the Board or. Walthour vice president George l. Douglass vice president Thomas r. Hazlett vice president h. L. Morrison Secretary and assistant vice president John f. Boswick. Treasurer e. G. Potter Trust officer Michael x. Fragale Trust officer and assistant vice president h. A. Engstrom assistant Secretary and assistant treasurer mrs. Grace Snapp. Assistant Secretary and assistant treasurer mrs. Virginia b. Tanner assistant Trust officer s. R. Fox controller Donald e. Magnuson assistant treasurer Robert Tun All assistant treasurer Richard f. Caruso James w. Pearson and Lawrence e. Bush assistant secretaries. Advisory committees were named As follows Kane offices Gordon p. Hadfield or. Hazlett James e. Henretta h. Donald Macewen and Karl e. Wenk it. Jewett office or. Boswick David t. Dane Robert a. Digel jr., or. Douglass Edgar a. Johnson or. Morrison and Henry w. Swanson. Aliens must fill out address data before Jan. 31st William d. Biggs officer in charge of immigration and naturalization service Pittsburgh urged All aliens in the Western Pennsylvania area who have not yet filled out alien address report forms to do so before Jan. 31 at the nearest immigration and naturalization service office or their local Post office. The immigration official pointed out that the Law requires All non citizens except persons in diplomatic status foreign representatives to certain International organizations and aliens Here temporarily As agricultural contract labourers to report their addresses to the government each january. All an alien has to do is go to the nearest Post office fill out the address report form and return it to the clerk. Any Noncitizen who is ill May Send a Friend or relative to obtain the card for him and return it to the clerk after it has been completed by the alien. In the Case of a child under 14 years of age the Parent or Legal guardian must fill out the address report form for such a child in order to comply with the Law. Bank and Trust co. Were reelected at the annual meeting of the shareholders held at the main St. Office in Bradford monday afternoon. Renamed were w. L. Branch w. F. Grow James j. Matthews Gilbert s. Perkins h. S. Rodebaugh and George o. Tiffany. Reelected to the Smethport advisory Board of the producers Bank were e. J. Conwell e r. Gallup Albert w. Johnson and a. Elmer quirk. Officers to serve the three banking institutions of producers in the Bradford area and Smethport office were All renamed. Two changes however were announced mrs. Elizabeth Edbauer has been named assistant Secretary and Laurence j. Freaney has been named an assistant vice president and in charge of the South ave. Branch. Or. Freaney had been assistant treasurer. Or. Grow was again selected chairman of the Board with or. Branch As president and executive vice president miss Irma r. Dickinson vice president Secretary and Trust officer or. Tiffany vice president and treasurer in charge of the East main St. Branch Carl j. Engle vice president Francis a. Corignani assistant vice president and Norman f. Glady and miss Theresa w. Mackenzie assistant treasurers. At the Smethport office or. Conwell and or. Quirk were renamed vice presidents John w. Comes assistant vice president and Anthony d. Ross assistant Secretary and assistant treasurer. Eron Warren As Well As Catter augus and Chautauqua county new amp worked straight through to Clear the highways. All were reported open but a a treacherous in spots. Sanding and Salt Crews continued working the highways after the plows had Long retired to the barns. Some secondary roads however remained closed. The temperatures throughout monday hovered below the to degrees above Marie. At Midnight the Only below Zero Reading was giving eve. The Trees had been placed in the planters by the Smethport chamber of Commerce in an Effort to beautify the county seat. The Smethport police chief worked Many hours in running Down clues and tips about the vandalism acts taking him into neighbouring Potter county and the action Wall could Mark Tho conclusion of a countywide conflict occasioned by Tho late and a lamented act ssi when Bradford area schools bitterly fought a plan that would Combine All Mckean county school systems in one unit. Otto Eldred joint school system directors at a meeting monday night also approved the five unit county plan. Unofficial reports indicate that the Kane area system has submitted a letter of approval. No substantial opposition is expected from Smethport area Ana port Allegany Union schools. The five unit plan a almost certainly will be accepted by the Pennsylvania Council of Basic education according to Bradford supt of schools George a. Bell. He pointed out that the group already has okayed similar reorganization plans under the provisions of act 299, Apte Dearig inc License Nuriu a roved ast August which us. Ber of the dog must be affixed ceded the repealed act 56.j a a. To substantial Collar and worn the Council is required to aph Kane based state police Mon at All times by dogs More Alan prove the last plan of Organiza six months old. 1 it Turtlepoint where it dropped apprehension of the youths. To 8 dw0w tuner resounds k Bradford 5 above port Allegany 5, Allegany ., 2, Olean 7, Wellsville 3, Salamanca 3 and Little Valley ., 4. I the storm also played havoc with the activities at Bradford Mckean Airport at it. Alton forcing the cancellation of All flights on monday. Sunday nights storm was followed by a cold wave with thermometers plunging to to or More degrees below Zero monday night. Troopers probe two car mishap in Eldred area �?T63 dog License expiration Date was yesterday All 1963 Pennsylvania dog licenses expired yesterday according to an announcement by Mckean county treasurer Floyd a Irons. The fee for a male or spayed female dog now is $1.20 plus five cents for return postage or $1.25. The License fee for female dogs is $2.20 plus five cents or $2.25. A veterinarians certificate or an affidavit must be produced for a spayed dog. Tags bearing the License num no change for Corning Grade which is not a Pennsylvania Grade Oil. The new prices according to j. H. Liedtke Pennzoil president were effective at 7 . On saturday. Bradford area Board approves five unit plan by Bill Evans directors of Bradford area schools took a giant stride toward meeting the mandates of the new Pennsylvania school District reorganization Law monday night when they voted unanimously to approve the five unit county setup recommended last september by the Mckean other 15 cents per barrel by the county Board of school Direc-1 Quaker state Oil refining corp. Tors As of saturday. Their decision will be relayed this Means a total Cut of 30 to Michael f. I Kimbard. Hazel cents in this particular crude Hurst county Board president since the beginning of the year bringing its current Price to Quaker state Oil makes second 15c Cut in Buckeye Oil City Southeastern Ohio Buckeye crude Oil was Cut an $3.61 per barrel. In this announcement issued by Quaker state it was noted that the posting was subject to the terms of its division orders and other crude Oil Purchase agreements. Richard Monago son of or. And mrs. Guy Monago 326 South ave., Bradford last Friday night was the unanimous Choice of the 15-member executive committee of the Mckean county democratic party to be its candidate on the april 28 primary ballot for the seat in the general Assembly. The meeting held in the Hull hotel in Smethport was attended by the entire committee membership with Henry Hebda chairman presiding. Or. Hebda stated that Only two other democrats had been mentioned As possible candidates but were quickly withdrawn. Or. Menage will reach hit 29th birthday the Day Hetero the primaries. Or. Johnson resigned his Assembly seat when he was elected in a special election to the 23rd congressional District seat formerly held by the late Leon h. Gavin Oil City. Or. Monago will oppose Victor Westerberg Kane who was named last week by the Republican county committee of 106 held in the Smethport country club. Or. Westerberg was named on the 16th ballot. It is also expected that both or. Monago Ana or. Westerberg will file for the two year Assembly term which begins in 1965. At the april primaries observers believe that the race Between or. Mon a go and or. Westerberg will be settled by paper ballot. Should they file for the two year term their names will appear on the machines. In 1962 or. Monago making his first appearance for Public office campaigned for the Assembly seat against Albert w. Johnson and lost after a surprising Battle by 3,045 votes. He received an unprecedented 43 percent of the vote. Day at 2 30 . Investigated a two car Accident two Miles North of Eldred on route 446. I Tion for county districts adopted dogs without current tags Are prior t0 sept. 12, 1961. Mckean considered strays and May be Bounty a five unit Nistra according to the report Lucas disposed of by any officer on Tive area was established in Studley 60, Portville ., was sight. 1953 and no changes have been attempting and into the to Cross the Highway i violators of the Pennsylvania e driveway of a Gar dog Law Are liable for a Fine of age. His car was struck in the not less than $5 nor More than rear by an automobile being $100 and costs or imprisonment driven South by Ralph a. Not exceeding 30 Days or both. Rausch 26, Olean No one was injured and troopers estimated damage at $65 to both vehicles. The Accident was investigated by troopers John Gen Tumen and Carl Gischlar. Sheriff recovers Batavia Man s car a 1960 Model Sedan owned by Richard Mazur Batavia ., stolen from that Community on tuesday of last week was found abandoned saturday on the state game preserve at Betula by Mckean county sheriff Leslie h. Pendleton. Two teenagers were reported As seen leaving the area. Sheriff Pendleton is continuing his investigation. Or. Mazur picked up his car sunday. Big damage in crash a feed truck operated by Harold Esh of Cornville was wrecked on it. 6, six Miles West of Galeton on Jan. 2. Damage to the truck and contents was estimated at $6,000. Esh said he was blinded when an oncoming Motorist failed to dim his lights. The truck plunged through a guard rail and Down a Bank. Wolves May expand Jack Lynch operator of the Mccleery Wolf Park on it. 6, near Kane is planning expansion by securing some malamutes As company for the Lobo wolves have heavy Coats and enjoy cold weather. County is repaid for Aid to aged medical program Harrisburg payments for in patient Hospital care under the Kerr Mills medical Aid to the aged program totalled $12,167 for Mckean county during november the state department of Public welfare said today. A breakdown of the $12,167 shows $6266 paid under the medical assistance for the aged program and $5901 under the old age assistance program. Payments under the maa program were approved for 53 county residents during the month. The department did not list the number receiving care under the Oak program. Mckean count ians received $56 less in medical Aid payments during november than during october department records show. Applications for medical assistance for the aged received by the department during november totalled 30. In addition there were 62 applications filed prior to november still awaiting final disposition. Of the 92 requests the department authorized payments to 13 applicants and denied two other requests. Port Allegany robberies solved port Allegany robberies of Deposit envelopes from Fred a supermarket and Beck s store during the past year were solved this week with the apprehension and confession of a former local resident now living in Warren o. No criminal action was taken however and full restitution was made to the injured parties both of whom declined to press criminal charges against the Man whose identity was not revealed. Almost $900 in Cash and a number of checks were taken from Fred a supermarket. Changes made since. Under the five unit setup Bradford area schools would retain its entity. Upon the july i 1966, effective Date of the reorganization plan the local joint re designation will be dropped and the schools will operate As a single District with nine directors instead of the 32 As now constituted under the joint re. Lewis run Borough school now included As a part of Bradford s administrative area but not a member of the joint re would become Allied with the Bradford system. Bradford Hospital receives state funds Bradford Hospital is one of 81 state aided hospitals which will receive part of $1 million being redistributed for care of the indigent the state auditor general a office in Harrisburg announced. Driver rams into High lift then strikes truck trooper Richard Lewis wednesday afternoon of last week investigated an unusual Accident on it. 346, a mile West of Eldred. A Sedan involved was operated by mrs. Margaret e. Palmer 51, of re 2, whose daughter Becky four was treated by a local physician for a right Finger laceration. Trooper Lewis said Ernest f. Cook 43 of re i was loading Sand into a state highways department truck with a High lift at the Edge of the Highway. The woman said she was blinded by the Sun As she approached the loading area and struck the rear of the High lift and then swerved into the unoccupied Highway truck. State police from Kane reported $500 damage to the Palmer vehicle but none to the High lift or the truck. Richard Monago. To took House Post sent them in the general Assembly. A no elective office in my opinion offers such an Opportunity for grass roots government. Of All the candidates a elect on state or National Levels no one should be More accessible to the people none should be More aware of the local problems and none should be Mora effective in offering solutions than the Man the voters Semi to Harrisburg. A i will work if elected to make these concepts become realities thereby creating a vital link for the first time in Many decades Between Bradford my Kean area and following the selection of or. Monago the committee conducted a Brief business session before adjourning. Or. Monago attended Grade _ a a a. School and High school at St following his election Friday Bernard and Hen matriculated or. Monago said a there is a tremendous Opportunity in Harrisburg to help Bradford and the Mckean county area and whether or not we seize it depends to a great extent on the to Seton Hall University in South Orange n.j., where he received a Bachelor of arts degree in sociology. After graduation he attended Man the Doodle elect to Rede Georgetown University in Wash Man Tho people elect to repro int it a so american University graduate school of government and Public administration where he received his masters degree in government and administration. Quebec regime orders inquiry into coffin Case Quebec aide to clerk for three and one half years or. Monago was administrative the Quebec pro aide to in s Clark Vinci Al government has ordered a Royal commission inquiry into the Case of Wilbert coffin a a in Washington and at the present time is a staff member in the office of the department of auditor general of Dubue the americans slain in the the a Learned the pub is Gaspe wilderness were Eugene a cat la non the state Espe Linsey 47 his son Richard 17 Clauys a Mckean comity which and Frederick Clear 20, of hoi wis part of his jurisdiction. Or i Vaysburg a. Coffin was their Monago also had served As As asst de. Officers Are renamed by Grange fair group Alvin Hagg was reelected president of Tim Mckean county Grange fair association during a dinner meeting sunday in the Keating Grange half East Smethport. Other officers reelected were vice president a Joseph Perron. Secretary mrs. Fenton Hotchkiss. Treasurer Byron Bickford. Summer activities were discussed by the group. Eleven members and 13 guests attended the meeting. County to sell 2 Kane lots to guard by William h. Price i waivers were received Mon a a Day from the Kane area Union the Mckean county commis school District in amount of stoners monday agreed to sell $118-56 taxes an j by Kane Bor two tax delinquent lots in Ash St., Kane to the Pennsylvania National guard. The Kane unit requires the parcels for locating a compound to be utilized for the storage of trucks and other equipment. Action on the request was ratified after two political subdivisions in Kane agreed to waive pending taxes. The Transfer which must be submitted the county court for approval involves the sum of $1 to be paid the county. Ough Council for $78.60. Notification also was Given at the meeting of the commissioners that company a 728th maintenance battalion at Kane had been inspected and Given a rating of satisfactory by the adjutant general a office. Payment of Bills slightly under the $375 annual appropriation was ordered by the commissioners to company d officials. The Board also approved a six month contract with Allegheny county workhouse at Blawnox near Pittsburgh for housing prisoners from Mckean county during that period. The rate is $4.55 per Day care As compared with the prior rate of $4.16. Also authorized was the payment of annual dues in the amount of $225 to the Pennsylvania state association of county commissioners. Chairman r. E. Youngquist said the 1964 budget is under preparation in the commissioners office. Various estimated expenditures Are being submitted by department Heads for consideration by the Board. The budget is scheduled to be completed prior the March 31. Gun the murdered Hunters were Well known in Mckean county. They made their Headquarters at the farm heme of or. And mrs. Bort Herzog near Cele Greve while in frequent Hunting and fishing expeditions in this area Distant to the president of Tho Stockton hotel corp. In sea grit n j. Or. Monago is married to Tho former Edwena Brown of Washington d.c., a former Secretary for the late president John r. Kennedy both when he was a senator and later As president. The Monago family includes twin sons aged four months Jess Michael and Jeffrey Mark and another son Frederick. Active in civic affairs the democratic candidate is announcement of an investigation follows a series of demands for such action since publication late last year of a Book that claims coffin a 43-year-old be of the Bradford Lions Montreal feb 9, 1956 club Junior chamber of com. The Book a accuse Les As-1 of which he is on t he Lassins de coffin a by Jacques a elect so. Mckean a Herbert of Montreal revived an county March of dimes for old controversy Over whether which he is the current Public coffin was the victim of a mis relations director knights of Carriage of Justice. Quebec attorney general Rene Hamel told newsmen after a Cabinet meeting that the Royal commission will have Only one member Justice Roger Brassard of Montreal Superior court. The order for the investigation Calls specifically for Brassard to look into statements made by a 35-year-old Canadian Mohawk Indian Francis Gilbert Thompson. Thompson told police in Miami fla., in 1958 that he and a companion not coffin killed the americans but he later repudiated his statement. Children s Humb Pund More than $5,000 has been raised in the annual Appeal for funds for the Northern tier children a Home at Harrison Valley. Park gets donation the Pierce Glass co. Of port Allegany has donated $500 to port s Community Park. Columbus St. Bernard Church men of St. Bernard and Bradford Moose Lodge. Making up the 15-Man executive committee Are representatives of nine districts by which Mckean county is Divide four officers the minority member of the county commissioners and the state committeeman. Officers include or. Hebda chairman mrs. Mary of Mara vice chairman Eileen Hull Smethport Secretary mrs. Marjorie coneys port Allegany treasurer Robert Keelan state committeeman and Albert j. Harrington minority commissioner. Representatives also included Lyle Crooks Eldred a resident of Ceres a. Lawrence Freer port Allegany Paul Armstrong Rew Glenn Mcguire Smethport Stanley Homan and Nick a Vosel of Kane mrs. Violet Ottery James Marziotti and mrs. Dawn Kriz Bradford

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