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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 18, 1968, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean county a picture newspaper established 1858mckean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday january 18, 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 3 Westerberg to run again for member of Assembly Kane Victor j. Westerberg member of the general Assembly announced tuesday that he is a candidate for re election this year As a representative from the 67th legislative District which is Mckean county. Or. Westerberg was first elected to the office in a special election in 1964, taking his seat in May of that year. He was re elected to a full two year term in 1964 and again in 1966. He is presently serving As chairman of the committee on third class cities vice chairman of the committee of motor vehicles and Highway safety Secretary of the committee on conservation and natural resources and is a member of the committees on ways and Means and counties. In addition to his committee work or. Westerberg has been Active in the program for highways education tourist promotion and Public health and welfare. He is now serving As an elected Delegate to the constitutional convention from the 25th senatorial District. With the increased highways program moving Forward which is so important to the growth of not Only Mckean county but to the whole Kinzua dam area or. Westerberg said he believes that Mckean county is now starting to receive recognition Victor j. Westerberg As both an Industrial and a great tourist area. Or. Westerberg further stated that the cooperation Given him by Richard c. Frame senator from the 25th District and several Cabinet secretaries in the administration has been of great help in furthering recognition of Mckean county. Or. Westerberg was married to the former june Anderson of Kane in 1941. They have two daughters mrs. Ann Ferguson of Warren and mrs. Jean Morrow of Bradford and one grandson. Ung sets new sales record for Gas Jan. 5 a record breaking High in Gas sales for a one Day period was set Friday Jan. 5, when United natural Gas company delivered 500.8 million cubic feet of Gas to meet the demands of its customers. The average temperature for the 24-hour period was 7 degrees above Zero and was abetted by High gusting winds. This record one Day Send out followed right on the heels of two other record breaking sales Days. Monday Jan. I with the average temperature of 8.5 degrees above Zero United natural Gas delivered 451 million cubic feet and tuesday Jan. 2, with an average temperature of 10.5 degrees above Zero it delivered 473.9 million cubic feet. The Peak one Day Send out prior to these three record breaking Days occurred feb. 8, 1967, when deliveries were 446.0 million cubic feet with a mean temperature of 6.0 degrees above Zero. Approximately 40 per cent of the Gas delivered during last week s cold spell was withdrawn from the company a underground congressman a daughter in play still going Strong after a steady run of to months an off Broadway Stag production in which Tho daughter of congressman and mrs. Albert w. Johnson of Smethport is featured is still enjoying great popularity. Last saturday Jack o Brian new York columnist reported Quot the big Holiday week brought a $100,000-plus Gross to the biggest Small musical in town the charming you re a Good Man Charlie Brown with the help of course of five companies operating Here and Karen Johnson daughter of congressman and mrs. Johnson plays the part of Quot Patty Quot in the smash hit. The show opened last March in an off Broadway theatre. Oil group sees film on crude recovering fifty one people attended the dinner meeting of the practical operating methods committee of the Bradford District Pennsylvania Oil producers association tuesday night at Valley Hunt club. The session was conducted by Leonard Brigger committee chairman. Or. David a. Donohue of the department of Petroleum engineering Pennsylvania state University showed a motion picture Quot prize two Hundred billion barrels of Oil a which concerned methods for recovering Oil. A question and answer period followed. Work to Start on Bradford a Yuto Cost $1 million work on Bradford a new $1 million Myca will begin immediately. This fact and the actual Cost of the Structure were revealed for the first time last thursday As the Quot a a Board of trustees signed a contract with s. M. Gleason co., of Bradford the general contractor. Raymond Uhler president of the Myca Board revealed the Cost figure which includes Cost of construction land Purchase i demolition architects fees furnishings and miscellaneous Cost. A Public Campaign collected $864,000 toward the Cost. Snow must go . Postal regulations state that patrons Are responsible for keeping approaches to boxes Clear of Snow and other obstructions which May make delivery of mail difficult or impossible. After heavy snows it May be necessary to temporarily suspend delivery of mail to Rural patrons who fail to keep the approaches open to their Roadside mail boxes. More phones Are ringing there were 5,491,000 telephones in operation in this ate last year. R. M. Wachob resident of the Bell Telephone o. Of Pennsylvania reported lat this total was an increase r 220,000 Over the number in aeration in 1966. Producers directors incorrectly listed directors of producers Bank amp Trust co., re elected at the Bank a annual stockholders meeting last week were incorrectly listed. The list should have read w. L. Branch William j. Branch Kenneth r. Hall c. P. Edel James j. Matthews Gilbert s. Perkins and George 0. Tiffany. Want cig Aret tax attorney general William c. Sennett of Pennsylvania says cig Aret smuggling will not be tolerated and anyone found with untaxed Cigar ets will be Quot investigated and the present Law provides a Fine of $25 a Carton plus costs for every Carton after the first one smuggled into the state. A proposed Law would permit seizure of vehicles in which smuggled Cigar ets Are found. Slate important Public meeting in Eldred twp. The supervisors of Eldred twp. Announce that information of vital interest to voters and taxpayers of Pennsylvania will be discussed at a Public meeting to be held tonight at 7 30 in the Eldred twp. Fire Hall on the Windfall re. Speakers from the Pittsburgh area will discuss current problems and answer questions. All voters and taxpayers from any part of Pennsylvania a cordially invited to attend tonight s meeting according to an announcement by Richard Dennis Secretary and treasurer of theldred twp. Supervisors. Other supervisors a c. H. Haupt and d. A. Goodwin. Kane Gas Case enters new phase in court one of the most complicated civil cases Ever to come before Mckean county court went through another phase last week As an injunction freezing the books records Stock and assets of the Kinzua Oil so Gas co. Was amended and continued by judge Glenn e. Mencer. Some $637,000 is believed involved. At least two More Law suits Are pending in the Case and the matter has ramifications which reach All the Way to Philadelphia and involve at least three Kane based companies. Action on wednesday of last week was to vacate or extend an injunction issued Jan. 5 by judge Mencer. The writ As issued ordered the books documents assets and records of the Kinzua Oil so Gas co. Delivered into the custody of the court and enjoined the defendants in the Case from in any Way disposing of the firms records or assets. The injunction was ordered continued wednesday with a modification which permits the owners to work on their books to see what assets they have. The Best Quot educated guess on the assets of the Kinzua Oil amp Gas co. Is $637,430, but All parties agree this is Only a rough estimate. Prin Cirps in wednesdays Case a Ltd Fred w. And Mercedes Young of Erie is. John Kaye Melvin j. Brookes Anthony a. Chambers Philip f. Jacobus Ralph h. Tudesco Harry Long and Traner so associates co. And Kinzua Oil amp Gas co. Also involved on the fringes of the matter were two other Kane firms Kane Gas Light so heating co. And the Pennsylvania counties Gas co., which it was stated occupied offices at 22 Greeves St. In Kane with the Kinzua Oil amp Gas co. The Kinzua Oil so Gas co. Originally was a holding company with no income it was explained. But in 1967, the Pennsylvania counties firm transferred to the holding company the Gavin lease which gave it an income of about $2,000 for the year. It was explained that or. Young at one time was president of both Pennsylvania counties and Kinzua Oil amp Gas and has now brought the matter into court in an action in equity apparently a and Here Legal authorities Are not Clear a to see who exactly owns the firm. Because sometime during 1967, records show Kinzua Oil amp Gas was sold to Philadelphia interests including or. Tudesko and Traner associates. The purpose of wednesdays action was to either vacate or modify the injunction judge Mencer issued the week before in order that the present owners of Kinzua Oil so Gas May determine by working Over their books the firms assets and perhaps clarify its ownership. The two cases still pending Are a Kinzua Oil amp Gas is. Kane Gas Light so heating or. And mrs. Young and Grace Madison who was at one time or. Youngs Secretary. A defendants in wednesdays action is. Kane Gas Light so heating and the Pennsylvania counties firm. It is expected to take several months to untangle the Legal complications. Hunters death ruled Accident it. Jewett a coroners inquest held Here monday night in the Borough Council Chambers found that the death of Stanley Nelson Vanetten 28, of 15 Stinson pl., Bradford father Board officers Are re elected by Hamlin Bank Robert a. Digel or. Was reelected chairman of the Board and vice president at the annual meeting of the Hamlin Bank and Trust co. Of Smethport Kane and it. Jewett. O. Albert Johnson was renamed As president and also As vice chairman of the Board. The annual meeting wednesday of last week of the Bank a shareholders resulted in re election of the following to the Board of directors Robert b. Apple or. Digel Redfield b. Gillett Noble w Hill j. M. H. Johnson o. Albert Johnson e. Of Neill Kane or. And Hamlin d. Redfield. Other officers renamed by the directors were As follows h. L. Morrison Secretary assistant vice president and Trust officer John f. Boswick treasurer Donald e. Magnuson assistant vice president and assistant treasurer h. A. Eng Strom assistant Secretary and assistant treasurer Virginia b. Tanner assistant Trust officer. Also Robert l. Tunall assistant treasurer and assistant Trust officer Richard f. Caruso assistant Secretary Lawrence e. Bush assistant Secretary Everett Wingstrom assistant treasurer g. Paul Fitch assistant treasurer. One new office was created that of comptroller. Named to the Post is w. R. Vandyke. David j. Malone was promoted to assistant treasurer and his sister Carol a. Malone As assistant Secretary. Advisory committees also were named As follows Kane Bank office a or. Digel Gordon Hadfield Thomas r. Haz Lett James e. Henretta h. Donald Macewen and Donald Magnuson it. Jewett Bank office a or. Boswick Robert a. Digel jr., Edgar a. Johnson or. Morrison and Henry w. Swanson. Judge continues Vista rehearing in county court the Vista Circle annexation rehearing concerning Bradford township and Bradford City was continued monday in Mckean county court at Smethport. After hearing lengthy testimony judge Glenn e. Mencer adjourned the Case until next monday morning. Testifying monday were City manager Milton e. Lopus Samuel f. Heffner Bradford City Engineer Vernon w. Gray assessor for that City and John Geibel chairman of the Bradford township supervisors. Both parties involved in the proceedings said the rehearing should be completed next monday. Of eight was Quot purely the inquest which was conducted by Mckean county Coroner Gale Hollenbeck of Bradford was called to order at 7 30 . The jury returned the following verdict at 9 45 Quot we. Say that Stanley Nelson Vanetten Bradford came to his death on dec. La 1967, on Pennsylvania route 6, one mile East of it. Jewett Borough limits county of Mckean from a .32 calibre gunshot wound of the lower Thorax upper right Side of the stomach As the result of a self inflicted gunshot. Quot this incident occurred at approximately 2 45 . Dec. La in the parking lot of the old Anchor inn located 6.4 Miles East of it. Jewett Borough line on route 6. Quot death occurred while the said or. Vanetten was being removed to the Kane Community Hospital by ambulance. We find this death purely witnesses called were two Hunting companions Franklin r. Erskine 407 Jackson ave., and Lawrence Pourteau 6 East ave., both of Bradford. Or. Erskine who was sitting in the front seat with or. Vanetten told the jury that he had gotten out of the car As did or. Pourteau and was going towards the rear of the vehicle when he heard a Quot thud that later turned out to be a Rifle shot. At the same time they heard or. Vanetten say that he had been shot. Both of the men gave the same evidence. Also testifying were troopers Charles Lausch and Daniel Milton both stationed with the state police at Kane. Trooper Lausch reported on his investigation of the shooting and also showed reports received from the Pennsylvania state police crime Laboratory in Harrisburg which revealed that the Bullet had come from the Van-1 Etten gun. Hugh Fry of Smethport whose ambulance was called to the Accident scene stated that when he arrived there or. Vanetten requested help Quot but at no time did he give any indication that the shot was anything but the jury included Floyd Roth Foreman William Tonnini Donald Adair Joseph Smrekar Arthur Turnquist and David Malone. Senator Frame reveals candidacy for re election alien registration All non citizens of the United states Are reminded that they must report their addresses this month. It does not matter if a report of the same address was filed in other years. Cards May be obtained at any Post office. Mrs. Dorothy Blacklock mrs. Blacklock named to head program Here mrs. Dorothy Blacklock currently employed As project coordinator for the South Carolina retarded children a rehabilitation Center at Charleston s.c., has accepted the position of administrator for catchment area 4, of the mental health and retardation program for Mckean Elk Cameron and Potter counties. She will assume her duties feb. 15 at an office to be established in Bradford Smethport or St. Marys. Mrs. Blacklock a graduate of Walthamstow High school London England has a Long record of work in the Field of mental health and mental retardation. She has taken courses and seminars in various aspects of mental health and retardation while with the National association of mental health in London. The new administrator attended summer workshops on retardation and mental illness also adolescent and child delinquency epilepsy and geriatrics and alcoholism. Mrs. Blacklock has had 16 years experience in the administration end of the work with 14 years involving Community organization and five years in the supervisory group and social casework with the retarded. She has served As regional coordinator with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mental health As director of volunteers at the Laurelton state school and Hospital in Laurelton pa., the Douglas Hospital formerly Verdun protestant Hospital Verdun Montreal Canada where she was a personnel director. State senator Richard c. Frame has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for reelection to the 25th senatorial District seat. The five county District consists of Elk Forest Mckean Venango and Warren counties. Sen. Frame a Franklin attorney was first elected to the state Senate in 1962, by a margin of Over 8,000 votes and was re elected in 1966 by Over 12,000 votes capturing 60 per cent of the total vote in that election. Normally the 1966 election would have provided a four year senatorial term for Frame. However under the supreme courts reapportionment decision senator Frame received but a two year term and so must run again this year. In making his announcement senator Frame said sen. Richard c. Frame in the current session of the general Assembly senator Quot serving our area in the Frame has sponsored a number Senate of Pennsylvania has been a of a pm ask a re a a challenging Opportunity for g. G. Me. It has been especially sat a costs by some and is Ying because Pennsylvania a sold stink other Alenej or has seemed to literally turn state it around in the past few years i Folk eke education Loans and at a no a in a tacks on water pollution. He and in so Many ways and Start has Bacn particularly Active in of into a More Oros Nerous and the ields of Highway develop to a prosperous and me u an j Mic cd Catlon. Senator Frame is married to a however so much More re the former Josephine German Mains to be tone if Pennsyl j and by Are parents of Vania is to continue to meet her Fhren children Ann Mary and needs and responsibilities in Edu j room cation conservation Rural and in announcing his candidacy Urban development highways for reelection to the state sen and the other areas of major a a senator Richard c. Frame concern to our Commonwealth. Paid particular Praise to my these goals offer a challenging Kean county representative Opportunity for born and reared in Franklin senator Frame is a graduate of Yale University and the Victor j. Westerberg. Senator Frame said that a one of the great pleasures of representing Mckean county in the general University of Virginia Law Assembly has been the oppor school. During world War 11,1 Tummy of working together with he enlisted in the army and was representative Westerberg. My discharged As a sergeant after Oan county is most fortunate turn vparc1 up Vii a to represented in the House two years service. In Lustri it us in the 1965 session of the leg by members he a stature. Senator Frame served who a a enc a my Yai. As chairman of the Senate com read representative Wester Mittee on mines and Mineral b has acknowledged by industries and was a sponsor has in the Rouse As a and the Senate floor manager eader has work in a Chat a o of the clean streams act of new Highway programs Conser Gatior. And education has contributed much to the future of Mckean 1965.�?� senator Frame is currently chairman of the Senate committee on state government and vice chairman of the Senate committee on forests and Waters game and fish. In addition he serves on the Senate committees on appropriations education highways judiciary general local government and mines and Mineral industries. In addition he serves As a Senate member representing Penn the Mckean county com Sylvania on the commission on missioners monday authorized county Board in okays prisoner guarding costs wins first place Walter a. Smith of Eldred a widely known numismatist collector of coins and medals has been notified that he is first place Winner of the fourth quarterly display of the National commemorative society in Philadelphia. Inspection deadline Midnight wednesday Jan. 31, is the deadline for the current Semi annual inspection period for automobiles station wagons and motorcycles. Mckean county a Highway accidents continue to climb the deadly statistics death and destruction on the highways of Mckean county in 1967 took this toll 15 persons killed. 198 persons injured. The deaths and injuries took place in 241 motor accidents checked by Kane based state police and property damage amounted to $237,008. Mckean county with its accelerating traffic led All counties in the troop c District headquartered at Punxsutawney according to the annual report of Captain Clarence Temke. In the troop c area counties composed of Mckean Clarion Clearfield Elk Jefferson Forest and Northern part of Indiana the 1967 toll 2,046 accidents 1,450 injured 61 persons dead property damage $1,655,345. Catastrophic proportions of the Highway Slaughter last year reflected an increase in proportion to the amount of traffic accelerating and contesting in this area through opening of the major recreational facilities in the Kinzua dam area of the Allegheny National Forest. In the prior year 1966, there were 1,983 accidents 1,301 persons injured 51 persons killed and property damage $1,580,288. Mckean county shrines install new officers the annual meeting of the Mckean county shrine club was held wednesday evening of last week at the Valley Hunt club Lewis run. An Oyster and Chicken dinner was served the members and numerous guests from zem zem Temple of Erie and Ismail a Temple of Buffalo . President Thomas Frederick conducted the session at which the following officers were elected for the current year Melvin f. Raver president Richard Mcdevitt first vice president and treasurer Gerald Buchanan second vice president Jack Weaver Secretary. The officers were installed by potentate Walter Streeter of zem zem Temple. Chief Myron e. Treter announced the summer ceremonial to be held in Bradford aug. 24. Interstate cooperation and is a member of the local government commission and the joint state government commission. He has served on legislative payment of $502 for guarding a prisoner from this county for la Days in a Pittsburgh Hospital. The prisoner unidentified had been sentenced to serve a term task forces which developed a the Allegheny county work legislation on decedents is states truck braking the judicial system and the recent proposals for a Bonus for Pennsylvania veterans of Vietnam serv ice. House by Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer who approved payment of the Bill. Also authorized by the Board was payment of $6 to the Lebanon cemetery near Kane for the care of three Graves of vet this past year senator Erans. Frame has headed a task Force which has been holding hearings on his proposals to provide some form of tax exemption for senior citizens with a limited income. Currently he is also serving two overcome by Gas fumes now at Home port Allegany two on special committees of the numbers of the Bert Fuller Senate on natural resources fondly who were overcome by mental health plans and a review of the states program of assessing Points for traffic violations. Senator Frame has served As Venango county Republican chairman since 1956 and has been a member of the Republican state executive committee since 1958. Gas fumes and hospitalized returned to their Home last week. Louise. 20, and her eight month old daughter Diane were released from port Allegany Community Hospital. Bert 41, remains a patient there reportedly a doing a son Terry Lee Manning 5, was asphyxia cd by the fumes. Dog licenses May now be attained dog owners May secure their 1968 licenses at various places in Mckean county according to county treasurer Clarence h. Larson. Licenses May be secured in Kane at archers news store thursday from to . To noon and 2 to 4 . In port Allegany at the Boro building tuesday Jan. 23, from to . To noon and 2 to 4 ., and at Eldred at the Western Auto store on Friday Jan. 26 from 2 to 5 . A a. ,. North Penn Gas co. Officials he has served in numerous the h reinstalled leadership capacities in civic Hea or which had in. Affairs he is a past president properly coed and have of the Franklin area chamber checked to see that the air of Commerce and the Franklin flow is i regulated. Club. He served As vice presi Quot _ Dent of the Venango county Ina a i dust rial development corp and Cyclone mail injured has been a member of the boards in a lease Accident of the red Cross Myca and the rotary club. He is a Mem Willis Ishman 65, of Cyclone Ber of the Board of directors j was admitted to Bradford Hospi of the Exchange Bank and Trust co. And of the merchants Bank and Trust co. Of Meadville. He also served As chairman of the 1967 Franklin area United fund working on the Ralph Boyle Campaign. Lease according to the Hospital. Senator Frame received the 1963 Allegheny county sportsmen a league conservation award and the 1965 Bucktail award As Quot Venango county sportsman of the Tai monday Forenoon with a compound fracture of the left and a laceration of the left Eyebrow. He was Hurt while Penn state growing the Pennsylvania state University has 2,973 More students than it had last year. Current enrolment is 31,371,

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