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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 30, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday january 30, 1964 terms�?44.00 per year single do Pye Loe no. 5 Truax to address county gop group Craig Truax chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican party will be in Smethport tonight to speak to members of the registration committee of the Mckean county Republican committee. The meeting is scheduled for 7 30 at the court House. Introducing the speaker will be Merle e. Dickinson Mckean county chairman. The meeting is being held under the co chairmanship of mrs. Elwood mix Bradford vice chairman of the county unit and mrs. Carlton Kohn Smethport. All members of the Mckean county Republican committee As Well As registration committee members Are urged to attend. Also the meeting is open to any other interested. County chairmen of the Host group Are As follows Guy Colella Bradford City Sidney Ward Bradford and Corydon townships Bernard lignin Foster township Ray Curtis Eldred Borough Eldred township and Otto township mrs. Margaret foot it. Jewett and Hamlin townships mrs. Esther Champlin Kane and Wetmore township mrs. I mmm11 v1>. A Craig Truax. To speak tonight Benjamin Connolly Ludlow Hamilton townships mrs. Betty Lou Thomas Smethport Borough Keating and Norwich townships mrs. Louise hag Strom Annin Liberty townships and port Allegany Borough and mrs. Margaret Langworthy Ceres township. Circulating of petitions is started by candidates a tuesday was the first Day candidates for county state and National offices could Start circulating petitions which Are necessary to put the candidates sheriff removes several persons to institutions the office of Mckean county sheriff Leslie w. Pendleton was Busy during the past week transporting several individuals to court ordered institutions. Friday sheriff Pendleton accompanied by Deputy sheriff Earl l. Bridge of Derrick City took Kenneth Shaffer of Eldred to the Allegheny county workhouse at Blawnox near Pittsburgh to Start a three month sentence ordered by judge Glenn e. Mencer for failure to comply with a non support court order for his wife and children. Wednesday sheriff Pendleton and chief Deputy Robert v. Zimmerman of Bradford took three teenagers to correctional institutions on orders of Potter county judge Walter p. Wells who conducted special pleas court in behalf of judge Mencer who disqualified himself because of his previous connection with the cases As District Atter Bey. Robert Rupe of Hazel Hurst was escorted to the Oakdale training school and George Timblin and James blowers also of Hazel Hurst to the George Junior Republic at Grove City. Monday chief Deputy Zimmerman and Deputy Leith Dennis of Smethport took Mike Wulf 23, of port Allegany to the Western Penitentiary near Pittsburgh to serve two to four years on burglary charges. Taken to Warren state Hospital for 90-Day periods by order of the court As an Aid to determine sentences were Richard Kelley 22, of port Allegany an accomplice of Wulf and Walter Sanders of Kane charged with larceny. Pri or names on the ballot for the april 28 primaries in Pennsylvania. There will be petitions for resident of the United states United states Senate state treasurer state auditor general judge of Superior court representatives m Congress state senator state representatives delegates Etc. Congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport who resigned As Mckean county a representative in the general Assembly after being elected to fill the unexpired term of the late congressman l. H. Gavin the the 23rd District has announced his candidacy for a full 2-year term. Each political party will nominate a congressman in the april 28 primary. Or. Johnson is a Republican. State senator James s. Berger has announced his candidacy for reelection in the expanded District consisting of Mckean Potter Tioga Cameron and Clinton counties. Two candidates for representative in the general Assembly from Mckean county will circulate petitions. They Are Richard Monago Democrat of Bradford and Victor Wester Berg Republican of Kane. Or. Monago and or. Wester Berg will be battling come april 28 for the unexpired term rest of this year in the Assembly the seat vacated when Albert w. Johnson Smethport took Over As 23rd congressional District representative in Washington. The names of both Monago and Westerberg will appear on the april 28 a a special ballot. Whether this will be of the paper ballot variety or whether the names will appear on the machine proper has As yet not been decided. It is rumoured that there will be other candidates for assemblyman but no one else has made a formal announcement. County planning data eyed e John Matthews of Pittsburgh consultant to the Mckean county planning commission reported to the group thursday night relative to studies he is making in the county. Robert r. Williams of Bradford chairman of the group conducted the session held at the courthouse. The first draft of the commission s annual rent was presented for review y the members and the document is expected to finalize at the next meeting in february. Thomas George of Westline asked the commission to consider whether the economic interests of Mckean county would be furthered by the land acquisition policies of the . Army corps of engineers and the Allegheny National Forest or rather by private ownership and development. The matter will be discussed by the commission and some e established concerning acquisition in the county. Or. Matthews outlined the present status of the studies being made by himself relative to population and economic factors in Mckean county. He observed that the population size has been stable for the past 60 years with a slight decline in the Early part of the Century which was offset by a substantial growth in the 1920�?Ts. A during the decades of the 90�?Ts and 40�?Ts, the population remained practically unchanged despite the War and Post War periods a he said. Quot in the past decade there has been somewhat of a decline a trend which runs counter to the moderate population growth in Pennsylvania As a whole and a continuing heavy National population malt population Down the speaker said that even though the population was stable there has been a significant drop in the county a male population. He attributed this largely to out migration of Young adult males. At the same time he asserted there was a slight increase in the female population in Mckean county Over a 20 year period. He explained a the out migration of Young males was accompanied by an out migration of children who joined their parents in leaving the county. In contrast to the loss of both children and Young adults there has been a considerable boost in the older age groups. In a 20-year period there has been a 50 percent increase in those who Are 65 years or age and the consultant reported that Mckean county ranks Well As far As educational attainments Are concerned. Residents have completed better than an average of to years of schooling. He said that women appear to have completed More years of schooling than men. However the College attainment level is not As High in the county As on the state level. As for the economic situation or. Matthews stated that the median family income for Mckean county was considerably below the state average although it is higher than the National figure. A the extremes Are not As great in this county a he added. A there Are not As Many people Here in the very High nor the very Low income brackets As in the state brisk retail Trad he asserted that retail Trade in the county was fairly brisk especially in Bradford City Ana the boroughs of port Allegany and Kane. Those three communities the speaker stated reported twice the retail sales per capita than the entire remainder of the county. Bradford was reported to have had $26,476,000 in retail sales during 1958, according to the last available Federal census figures Kane $7,889,000 and port Allegany $3,743,000. Per capita said for the three communities were Bradford $1,748 Kane $1,480, and port Allegany $1,362. He said the state per capita average sales was $1,044. A on the Industrial Side of the picture the value of manufacturing products in the county grew by 27 percent in the four year period 1954 to 1958. In the same period manufacturing in the state grew Only by 15 or. Matthews said the county labor Force is dominated by males to a much greater extent than the state As a whole. Mckean county residents he stated apparently retire at an older age than is generally True in the state. The consultant informed the commission that an interim report on his Highway study will be submitted at a later Date. Colonial hotel is operating 2 others close although it was scheduled to be closed last week the colonial hotel at Smethport is continuing to operate a spokesman said thursday. The Smethport hostelry together with the hotel Corry and the hotel Fassett at Wellsville. N.y., Are owned by colonial of Smethport inc. The hotel Fassett was closed on tuesday of last week by an official of the corporation and the hotel Corry shut Down at noon the next Day. Big Warren county Well a 100-barrel-a-Day Oil Well has been Hydro fractured near the Mineral Well in Mead twp., Warren county. Vote registration for county listed a primary election registration schedule was submitted by chief clerk George e. Berk water to the Mckean county commissioners monday and the commissioners in their role As official election Board approved the following schedule feb. 25, 4 to 8 ., it. Jewett Borough building. Feb. 27, 4 to 8 ., Eldred Borough building. Feb. 28, i to 9 ., old City building Bradford. March 3, 4 to 8 ., port Ile Ganv Borough budding. March 5, i to 9 ., Kane Borough building. March 6, i to 9 ., old City building Bradford. In addition registrations will be accepted at the courthouse Here during regular business hours. The final Day to Register for the primary is March 9. Officials said qualified electors May Register for voting change party affiliation or file change of address cards to qualify for voting at the primary election on april 28. Persons Are not required to Register or make changes in their status at their own registration site but May do so at the most convenient location of those listed. The total registration for Mckean count at the last general election nov. 5,1963, was 23,088. Since the new registration period opened at the courthouse Only last month 33 republicans and seven democrats have enrolled 26 democrats and two non partisans became republicans and one Republican switched to the democratic party ranks according to the registration commissioners. Bankruptcy proceedings officials said that the colonial hotel at Smethport will remain open temporarily a spending further bankruptcy proceedings in Federal Roy Pettit identified As an auditor of the corporation closed the Wellsville establishment but it was announced the closing was a temporary during a reorganization officials of the first Trust co. Of Wellsville which was stalled in an attempt to take Over the hotel by mortgage foreclosure late last year said that a several possibilities Are open As to the future of the property. The Bank a proceedings on the mortgage were halted by a court order issued in Pennsylvania granting colonial of Smethport inc., a period of time to attempt to reorganize its operations. Hotel Corry cloths the hotel Corry was closed on wednesday by order of the court appointed trustee who has been directing re organizational efforts in an attempt to forestall bankruptcy. For the past several months the three hostelries have been operating under provisions of chapter to of the Federal bankruptcy Law which allows management an Opportunity to work out a plan for successful continuance of the business. Car inspected deadline near Friday is the sticker deadline for passenger vehicles under Pennsylvania s semiannual inspection Law. Harry e. Brainerd state traffic safety commissioner warns motorists they have five Days to comply. After Midnight Friday any Driver who ventures Forth in an automobile or station Wagon without an updated inspection sticker is subject to arrest. Passenger vehicles with expired stickers May be towed to inspection stations for pos deadline checkups but net driven. Work is started on installing ils at local Airport work has begun on the installation of new Type instrument Landing system ils at the Bradford Mckean Airport. Employees of the s. M. Gleason co. Of Bradford Are building the Structure for the control building and the piers for the control Tower. It is anticipated that instrument installation will begin Early in february. The Federal aviation Agency will operate the system Here on a two year test basis evaluating i to a typical environment in which it May be some Day utilized nationally. Decisions on the effectiveness of the new device and any plans for general use will come from the results of the test. Airport records indicated that the local port had 1,400 overflights in 1962. Planes were unable to land because of poor visibility and related conditions. With ils Over flights should be substantially reduced and All weather schedules improved. Smethport pair Hurt in crash on Valley Road two Smethport Young men were injured saturday night when the car in which they were Riding was wrecked on the highly dangerous Section of it. 446, the Farmers Valley Lara Bee Road. The victims were John Recny and William Wells who were taken to the port Allegany Community Hospital in an ambulance after the Accident which occurred near the Bray farm. Or. Recny was discharged from the Hospital on monday but or. Wells will be a patient for a few More Days. The Recny car a Chevrolet Impala was demolished when it left the4highway and crashed. Is agent in qty every thursday a representative of the social Security administration will be at the National guard armory in Bradford each thursday from to . To noon and i to 3 Persons desiring information or assistance on social Security matters will be helped. Eviction notices served in Insua Warren a two United states marshals began serving final eviction notices monday to owners of 14 tracts of land in the Kinzua Corydon area site of the Multi million Dollar Allegheny River dam and Reservoir. Residents of the area who will be flooded out by the Reservoir and dam were Given until Jan. 31 to move voluntarily or be evicted. The . Marshal s office said provisions have been made to store personal property and to House temporarily those affected by the removal Arder. Jurors drawn for court of common pleas the names of 35 Bradford ians led the number of jurors drawn for a court of common pleas which begins monday fab. 9, at to . At the court House at Smethport. Named from Bradford Are Marilyn Anderson Gus Becha Kas a furl s. Black Bettie l. Bot tone Earl e. Bown Ray Colosimo Betty e. Comes Thomas a. Conneely Mary e. Downs Fred Fesenmyer s. Lois Flickinger. Also Frank h. Gibson Mary a. Grail Donald Hays h. B. Ireland Arnold e. Kirk mrs. Maurine Larson j. W. Mackenzie. Mrs. Robert Mackie John Matis Paul l. Madison Fred f. Middlebrough. Also William of Neill Charles m. Of Brien Joyce f. Powell Robert h. Rhone James rudest Robert h. Sage Clinton j. Sampson Marie e. Soper Ralph Steffy Geraldine l. Stein Ralph a. Tibbits. Mildred Timblin and Flora r. Wiborg. Others selected other jurors include John h. Anderson Carl s. Benson Joseph c. Buckheit Carl c. Chis mire Joseph Hardes John m. Lyman Freeda Mattison amies c. Mcnulty and Gerald j. Mill Ler of port Allegany. Edward f. Bickel Heck Bode Rex co William f. Bunce Frances Burns Charles l. Bush Francis j. Deems Gerald Guthrie Larry Johnson Robert h. Johnson Meyer Levine Donald a. Mcintyre Irwin Strawcutter Lloyd Thompson and Glenn Weaver of Kane. Virgil Barber Betty Brown Elmer Petruzzi and Mark Scarcell of Eldred Ruth m. Boyle Howard l. Kelly and Kenneth Westren of Duke Center Manley e. Brace and Chester t. Daum of Cyclone. Additional jurors Howard Burdick Donald j. Defibaugh Shirley Digel Edward e. Harmon Paul c. Hergenrother Genevieve g. Kelly Harry l. King Alfred g. Klei Sath Robert Kraft and John Patrick of Smethport John f. King of Ceres . Axel e. Peterson of Colegrove Mary v. Rifle of Clermont. Gail Cleveland Nora Davidson and John p. Edeen of it. Jewett Merle Crowley of Turtle Point Milton Dawley of Custer City Dorothy Johnston of it. Alton and Ernest Johnson of Westline. Film on transistors shown at radio club the Mckean county Amateur radio club met monday night in the South ave. Branch of the producers Bank and Trust co. With 21 members and guests present. Featuring the program was the showing of a film on the operation of transistors. There also was a talk by Dean Jester of Bradford who explained the miniature transistor Type electronic circuits. Gurdon g. Potter a sex Smethport resident Heads Bank in Sayre a native of Smethport has been elected president of the first National Bank of Sayre. He is Gurdon g. Potter son of attorney and mrs. E. G. Potter. The new Bank president had been executive vice president and Trust officer since his arrival in Sayre 19 months ago. He succeeds or. John m. Higgins who became chairman of the Board of directors. A 1936 graduate of Smethport High school or. Potter graduated from Allegheny College Meadville in 1941 and served 7% years in the Navy. He was assigned to duty in the South Pacific during world War n and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. After being honorable discharged from Navy service or. Potter studied at Dickinson Law school in Carlisle and graduated in 1948. He was employed As a Federal Bank examiner with Headquarters in Philadelphia for five years after completing the Law course. Or. Potter entered the Field of banking As Trust officer with the Farmers Bank in Lancaster Ami with Tbs Lee county Bank in fort Myers Fla. On june i 1962, he was elected vice president and Trust officer of the first National Bank of Sayre. Or. Potter is following in the footsteps of his Grandfather and father. His Grandfather the late Fred d. Gallup was an attorney Mckean county solicitor and an incorporator and director of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport. His father attorney e. G. Potter is Trust officer of the Hamlin Bank and county solicitor. Or. Potter is married to the former Jean Anderson of Carlisle and the couple has two sons Douglas and Charles. Eldred resident receives injury to Back in crash a 39-year-old Eldred resident mrs. Mary Dexter suffered a Back injury in a two car collision at 6 30 Tuesday on route 446, Eldred township about it Miles South of Here according to state police based at Kane. Her condition at Olean ., general Hospital was listed As fair. Mrs. Dexter a 1955 Model station Wagon Vas involved in a collision with a 1961 Model vehicle driven by mrs. Rosemary Smith 32, also of Eldred. Trooper Carl Mishler is continuing his investigation. As far As could be Learned mrs. Smith was backing onto the Highway and stopped when the Dexton vehicle caught the rear of the Sedan with the right front of the station Wagon. The Impact swung the Dexter car around and Over. Mrs. Dexter was taken to the Hospital by ambulance. Mrs. Smith was not reported injured. Mckean co. Given $9 million in funds Harrisburg the state poured an estimated $9,080,824 into Mckean county during the past fiscal year ending june 30, 1963, a Check with office of administration records has revealed. Heart fund kick off set for monday the kick off dinner for the february Mckean county heart fund Campaign is scheduled for next monday at 6 30 In hotel Emery Bradford. The general Public is invited to attend the dinner. Reservations May be obtained by telephoning the Mckean county heart association Bradford 368-3850. The guest speaker will be Jay Claster manager of the Claster steel co. In Williamsport. He is Secretary of the Pennsylvania heart association inc., and has been Active in the work of the group for Many years. Or. Claster who is president of the North Central Pennsylvania heart association at present has been a Board member of the Pennsylvania heart association since 1956. Harry c. Huntington of Bradford county chairman for the 1964 heart Campaign has announced the following dinner committees dinner miss Helen Mcentee general chairman mrs. Charlotte Gabler co chairman Robert l. Coy mrs. Ruth Goochee Emil j. Johnson Paul Meserole mrs. Gene Mcgrail Paul Norman Victor j. Richmond and Russell Weston. Reception a r. P. Barnhart chairman or. And mrs. Lloyd Foster or. And mrs. Frank Schreiber and or. And mrs. Duane Hagg. Tickets mrs. Charlotte Gabler mrs. Marx Schreiber. Malcolm Newton and Russell Weston or. Huntington county Campaign chairman is being assisted by Robert l. Coy county co chairman of the annual fund drive. Harry h. Goodman of Bradford is president of the Mckean county heart association and Gene Mcgrail is executive director area chairmen of the county heart association Are Bradford Richard Marks and Larry hapgood. Smethport a Emil j. Johnson and Robert a. Digel or. Port Allegany a mrs. Mary Buckley. It. Jewett a Russell Weston and r. P. Barnhart. Kane Henry Hebda. Otto Eldred Lloyd Foster. Crosby Betula Wyona Wilcox. State Calls for bids on Potter Road work the state highways department monday called for bids feb. 14 on Highway projects including one in Potter county. The project is for construction of 1.66 Miles of Concrete pavement on . 6 in Galeton and East to the Potter Tioga county line including Box Culvert and resurfacing. Three truckers Are fined $1,920 Warren a three truck Drivers have been lined a total of $1,920 on overloading charges according to Borough police. Tim Trio was arraigned before police Justice Martha g. Lawson. Gary w. Himes of Smethport re 4, driving a lumber truck paid a Fine of $900. Two Coal haulers were fined As follows Charles Boltz of North Collins ., $480, Dale a. Russell of Farmersville station North Collins $540. Won t close Renovo shop the Pennsylvania Railroad involved in a dispute with the transport workers Union Over layoffs at Renovo has assured residents of the town that it does not plan to close the Renovo shop. The Multi million Dollar expenditure in the county during the year represents a Host of state services. Biggest item on the state Aid program for the county was the expenditure of $2,961,-381 for Public education broken Down into $2,170,890 in straight education Grants and subsidies $49,087 for the Federal school lunch program and $41,404 for the Federal school milk program. Other state expenditures in Mckean county during the period Highway expenditures and payments to local municipalities. $2,734,640 liquid fuels tax returns to the county for local roads construction maintenance Etc., $131,162 school Driver training program $7,006. Agricultural payments and indemnities $1,447 Stream clearance and flood control work $262,289 fixed charges for forests lands and flood lands $3,723 clean streams clean up program $26,534 school health examinations $84,676. Vocational rehabilitation work in the county involved an expenditure of $48,362 during the year military and assistance programs $25,305. Public welfare services in the county took a big chunk out of the state expenditure item with $1,978,954 for Public assistance Relief and the administration of the program in the county plus general welfare services $55,191. A total of $52,200 was paid out in subsidy payments to state aided institutions in the county for the most part local hospitals in another Field liquor License refunds to the county totalled $20,875 during the year while police pension payments rounded out to $20,480, and firemen a Relief and pension payments totalled $23,075. Insofar As state rollers from Mckean county Are concerned salaried employees in agencies under the governors jurisdiction the department of internal affairs and the general state authority and Public school building authority to those maintaining a Mckean county voting residence totalled $643,524 during the fiscal year. North Penn Gas refund lower rates approved Harrisburg a. The Public Utility commission authorized a $223,400 refund and lower rates Friday for customers of the North Penn Gas co. In Northwestern Pennsylvania. The refunds will be made to residential and Small Quantity commercial users through Bill credits with 17,506 Home heating customers getting $4.31 each 1,241 non heating customers $2.59 each and 2,024 commercial users $6.12 apiece. A total of 487 Large Quantity commercial Industrial Public and resale customers will share $132,469 in rebates. The rate reduction effective feb. I will provide an estimated saving of $163,400 a year the company said. North Penn headquartered in port Allegany furnishes service in Bradford Clarion Forest Jefferson Mckean Potter Tioga and Venango counties. The consumer benefits result from recent settlements in the Cost of Gas purchased from wholesale pipeline suppliers the Puc said. Vacation placement plan for collegians started Glenn j. Ryan manager of the Bradford office of the state Bureau of employment Security announced that a special vacation placement service for College students has been inaugurated. The Bradford office is now accepting applications from College students for All types of summer employment. According to or. Ryan there Are several Hundred Camp Counselor and instructor jobs still to be filled for the forthcoming season. Most of these Are in private resident Camps. They Are scattered throughout the Commonwealth with heaviest concentrations in the northeastern counties of Monroe Pike and Wayne and the southwestern areas of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Or. Ryan pointed out that no matter what Type of employment a student is seeking for the summer vacation period he is not limited to openings in his own Community. When a College student applies for vacation placement the local office manager said he is Given a copy of a vacation Job Outlook a published by the state Bureau of employment Security and is instructed to use this Booklet As a guide for filing Job applications. Each student is permitted to apply for jobs in Nis Home area and two other places be selects

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