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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 16, 1970, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county9 picture newspaper established 1858 i for a Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper. _ published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Single copy�?10c no. 29 volume no. 112 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday june 16, 1970 terms�?$4.00 per Yea Safe in and Warrens Paul Anthony Horton to of Cuba . Re 2, missing since 3 30 . Sunday in Allegheny National Forest was found about 12 30 . Monday apparently unharmed. Officials said he disappeared from the Rimrock area and was found across Kinzua Bay from the Dew drop Campground by Dennis Ritz Roy Bourton and Gary Simons Volunteer firemen from Clarendon. After being located the lad was returned by boat to the Wolf run Marina where he joined his parents who had spent the night in the area. State police Here said Young Paul suffered minor bruises and scratches and was taken to Warren general Hospital where he was examined and discharged. Despite the Chilly overnight weather the boy did not suffer from exposure but told authorities he was tired from walking. Troopers reported that the lad wandered through the Park during the night and was found about five Miles from the location where he was last seen. More than 200 volunteers assisted in the search. Other volunteers were from fire or Rescue units of Warren Star Brick pleasant Glade North Warren Russell Sheffield Youngsville Scandia and Kane state police Waren Borough police the salvation army state game and fish commissions and the department of forests and Waters two policemen and the canine corps from Erie Mckean Council civil defense members the . Forest service mid an air plane from the Agency was utilized in the set Date for 19th annual carnival Galeton a the 19th annual woodsmen a carnival will be held at Cherry Springs state Park on july 31 and aug. I and will feature More than $1 million Worth of lumbering equipment from hand axes to operating sawmills said b. E. Kramer general chairman. The program will begin at to am. Friday july 31, with horse pulling contests followed by Lumberjack skills including to Man crosscut sawing log chopping log rolling and tree Felling among others. The carnival is sponsored by the Penn York Lumberman a club and is the largest of its kind in the Northeast. Admission is free and there Are 42 acres of camping grounds available for Over nigh tens. House guest a Ken Hardy and his wife Susan of 24 Maplewood ave., Bradford Admire Quot Pete Quot a four year old Python which arrived there via Allegheny airlines last week from Vietnam where he they think had been a pet with the helicopter Crew of which Hardy was a member. Quot Pete Quot is Quot about 12 feet Long Quot and gets fed his ration of rats and chickens and ducks once every two or three weeks. The non Veno Mous Snake is living in a specially constructed Strong Box while in Bradford. Photo by Stewart employment in Mckean area shows gain of 200 employment in the local area Rose by 200 a from 19,600 to 20,000 a Between april and june Glenn j. Ryan manager of the Bradford office of the Bureau of employment Security reported today. The increase is due or. Ryan said to a the higher totals i for no manufacturing wage and salary and self employed heavy damage a tractor trailer ripped thru a Section of a two Story Frame House in Clarendon last week causing $30,000 damage to the Rig and held in jail for car thefts three people were arrested saturday by state police from the Kane sub station for an alleged burglary from Railroad cars and taken to Mckean county jail in Smethport. Arrested were Warren m. Loore 18, of James City John j. A Streic 23, of Kane and his wife. The burglary appear red entry took Bridge place near or. Ryan added that seasonal factors were responsible for the gain. The latest unemployment estimate is 1,400 or 6.5 per cent of the work Force he said. There were 646 people filing for unemployment compensation benefits during the week of june 18. Two months ago the figure was 774 and a year ago 315. Nearly 60 per cent of the claimants Are women. Job opportunities listed by the Bradford office include truck Drivers clerk general office janitor and domestics. The statement indicated that hiring by factories will continue to be slower because of vacation schedules. However the report pointed out a there should be some further a edging upward b y no manufacturing effective july i the Bradford area has been classified by the . Department of labor As having substantial un-1 employment. Campsites Kinzua a Only one camping arca in the Allegheny National Forest was filled As of late monday afternoon according to the Kinzua Point visitors information Center on route 59 at the Allegheny Reservoir. Kia Sutha has no vacancies. Other Sites with openings included Dewdrop 18 red Bridge 12 Willow Bay 30 twin lakes 21 Buck loons is Loleta 21 and Beaver Meadows 30. Democrats meet a Mckean county democratic committee met with Mort than 50 present wednesday evening at Anthonina Hall Lewis run. Shown a a. Are loft Peter j. Pascuzzi county chairman Cecil r. Harrington democratic nominee for 23rd District congressman mrs. Wanita h. Lane county vice chairman and Peter Atigan party nominee for the general Assembly from Mckean. County. Election of six representatives was held with the following chosen to represent the indicated districts Robert Fuoco and Don l. Mcintyre Bradford City Mildred Ludwig Hamlin twp., Alfred Benson Kane Philo Johnson Bradford twp., and John Babola port Allegany. Also two auditors were elected or. Fuoco and Majora coneys. The committee voted unanimously to revise District representation of the county Oulu to booed on the recommendation of Tho county Rule on Grade horses at Mckean fair the Mckean county fair association held its regular meeting last thursday evening at the Grange building on the fair grounds at East Smethport. It also was the final meeting of the group before the fair opens on monday aug. 3. John Pytcher president introduced Les Turner president of the Smethport area Jaycees who volunteered the services of three to five members each evening during fair week to help with car parking ticket sales and other jobs that needed to be done. Howard Thompson superintendent of the horse department made a special announcement to the effect that even though there is no Grade horse class in the Halter class for show the fair association has decided to open such a class due to the Large number of Grade horses eligible for entry. Bill and Mildred Miller of a meet the Millers will attend the fair on saturday aug. 8, to take part in the Parade and to Crown the Queen. This year the fair Parade will be held in its entirety on the race track officials said. At an executive session after the regular meeting it was decided to place Sam Costa and Emil j. Johnson in charge of advertising and publicity for the Seabee display slated at county fair a unit of the u. S. Naval construction battalions sea bees will present a special Mobile display at the Mckean county fair from August 3 through 8, said capt. Custer f. Knickerbocker commander. A 30-foot Long trailer manned by combat veterans of Southeast Asia will carry a 20 by 20 tent in which will be shown continuous movies of the Seabee in action and training. Also on the trailer will be weapons exhibitions detailed models of typical vietnamese villages and compounds As erected by Seabee. Captured communist weapons will be shown As with a representative collection of Allied arms. The Seabee trailer is based at Davisville r.i., and has travelled to More than 50 major cities and travelled More than 20,000 Miles in the past year. Named As new Mckean judge Harrisburg a dist. Atty William f. Potter of Mckean county tuesday was appointed president judge of the common pleas court of Mckean county by gov. Shafer. He succeeds judge Glenn e. Mencer. Named by the governor to the new Commonwealth court on March 17. Or. Potter will serve until the first monday in january of 1972. He expects to be sworn in late this month. Or. Potter was graduated from Allegheny College in 1950 and from Dickinson Law school in 1955. He was in the . Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and served in the South Pacific. In 1951, he was recalled because of the korean conflict and served at Edwards air Force base. He then entered Law school. He is a member of the Mckean county Pennsylvania and american bar associations and has been admitted to practice before the Mckean county Pennsylvania Superior and supreme and . Supreme courts. Or. Potter was admitted to the bar on april 26, 1956, and practice Law with his father the late e. G. Potter longtime Mckean county solicitor until the latter a death in october of 1967. He has continued to maintain his Law offices in Smethport. Or. Potter and his wife the former miss Anne Hamlin Digel reside at 306 w. Green St., Smethport with their six children Susan 18 Carol 16 Scott 14 Harriett 12 Aman Ida 6, and Martha 5. William f. Potter applicants for academies being accepted congressman Albert w. John son of Smethport announced he is continuing to accept applications for appointment to the u. S. Military naval air Force and merchant Marine academies for 1971. Rep. Johnson said there has been a change in the examination proceedings. Previously the civil service designating examination has been Given in november. This year however the test will be Given on oct. 3 and he requested All applications be in his office by aug. 28.commissioners Okay payments totalling s3,970 Mckean county commissioners at their regular meeting on monday approved for payment Bills amounting to $3,970.04 that included $3,312.00 in per capita tax exoneration for 1969 for residents of port Allegany annul twp., Lewis run Wetmore Hamlin Liberty and Eldred tips. George Berkwater clerk to the commissioners announced a meeting at. 7 30 . Wednesday in the courthouse for the local civil defense organization. Also a letter from John t. Shaw Western area director of the state civil defense organization was read that urged the appointment of a paid full time director for this area. The letter said that Federal funds were available for up to one half of the costs of salary and office space and equipment for this position. The present director Peter Poleto works part time in an unpaid capacity. Discussion was held on the proposed moving of the Cyclone polling place from the school building to the Hilltop fire department building. If the move is approved the fire department would receive the same annual rent the school District now receives $35. Rep. Westerberg to talk at state police ceremony Victor j. Westerberg kidnapping charge James Fawney 26, of Mills Potter county has been charged with kidnapping after leaving the area with Kathleen Ann Hultz 18, and Becky Lynn Hultz 13, daughters of of mrs. Irene Hultz of Ulysses is injured in one vehicle Accident port Allegany one woman was injured in a one car Accident at 5 30 pm. Wednesday on route 155 North of Here. Hospitalized at Olean general Hospital Olean ., with a right leg laceration is mrs. Noreen Coney who is reported in Good condition. Mrs. Coney a passenger in a car operated by her husband Reginald was injured when the car apparently went out of control while attempting to pass a motorcycle that had Cut in front of it. The Coney vehicle struck a guard . The motorcycle was not involved. Mckean county state assemblyman Victor j. Westerberg of Kane will be the principal speaker at the 2 . Wednesday dedication ceremonies for the new Kane sub station of the Pennsylvania state police on route 219, near Lantz Corners. Sgt. John Yotka commander of the county Barracks will serve As master of ceremonies for the program which will include Flag raising invocation by the Rev. Joseph Jerge pastor of Kane a St. Carlitus Church and rep. Westerbergh stalk. The Public is invited to an open House which will begin at noon and continue through 8 . Wednesday. Sgt. Yotka pointed out that members of the troop will be on hand to assist the Public with inspection of the new building and its equipment. How the radar system works also will be explained. Those wishing to ask questions relative to the functions of the state police unit Are invited to do so with the officers i hand answering the same. May buy water co. The Emporium water co. In a letter notified the Borough Council that it was desirous of exploring the possible Sale of the firm to the Borough. Heads fire dept. George Spilka has been named chief of the Ludlow Volunteer fire department As the Young organization moves into a new fiscal girl to face charges of escape Olean . A Olean Cit police tuesday evening reported the arrest and detention o Sharon Palmer Levia 19, o 1079 w. Washington St., Brad Ford pa., for the display o portions of the u. S. Flag on the seat of her jeans. While she was in the station miss Levia fled the building and ran across times squad and was pursued by policemen and recaptured. She has Beer additionally charged with thin degree escape. Mckean below average in percentage of taxable real property Board says Blaze at Martndale a fire in a Field of Cut Hay in Marvindale last week spread into the Woods near the Camp owned by Jerry Healy of Bradford. The it. Jewett fire dept answered the alarm and sent two trucks and 15 men to the Bradford Man jailed a Bradford Man has been charged with phoning in a false bomb threat at the new Kendall refining co. Dew axing Plant. Dennis b. Lee. 29, was charged with giving false information concerning bombs. He was taken to Mckean county jail in lieu of $1,000 Bond. Newspaper in new Home the Potter county Enterprise offices were moved Over the weekend into the new building at the old location after a six week period in temporary quarries Harrisburg Mckean county is below the state average in the percentage of assessed valuation of taxable real property to Market value the state fax equalization Board disclosed. In its annual report covering Market values of taxable real property for each of Pennsylvania a 669 school districts for the year 1969, the average percentage of assessed valuation to Market value for Mckean county stood at 28.9 per cent As compared with the statewide average of 43.3 per cent. The Market values that have just been certified will be used in Utt Baa for pollution Ai reimbursements to school districts for the school year 1970-71 with reimbursement payments payable during die 1971-72 school year for Mckean county total Market value is listed As $168,475,100 with assessed valuation placed at $48,721,292. Changes in the 1969 Market value of individual school districts Are restricted to properties going on or off the tax assessment Rolls since the Law requires reassessment of properties Only in even numbered years according to the Board. This is the 1969 breakdown by school District within my Kean county with Market value change Market value assessed valuation and percentage of assessed valuation following in that order Bradford area a Down $201,-200 $95,512,000 $28,153,305 29.5 per cent Kane area a up $616, 300 $23,563,900 $6,550,414 27.8 per cent Otto Eldred Down $353,400 $12,316,000 $3,423,585 27.8 per cent port Allegany a up $266, 600 $17,122,100 $4,917,875 28.7 per cent Smethport area a Down $592,300 $19,960,500 5,667,083 26.4 per cent. Potter is my in missing boy is found w

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