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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 23, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county a. County Democrat a Northwestern Pei Sylvan Ian a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. M Over a Century of service to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday july 23, 1964 terms�?$4.fc0 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 30 car Driver improvement school opens in county the first of four weekly classes in a Driver improvement school got underway at 7 . Tuesday in the grand jury room of the court House in Smethport. The program is being offered county Hunt for missing plane started an air search throughout Mckean county was initiated wednesday of last week for a Small air plane which had been missing since the preceding sunday. The search for the plane which left Waukegan 111. At 8 . Sunday bound for Westfield mass., according to Floyd a. Irons Mckean county civil defense director. Piloted by Willard Simons authorities said the Only passenger in the Cessna 210 was or. Simonsj wife. A flight plan was not filed so the air search has been going on along the entire route from Illinois to Massachusetts but so far no clues have been turned up. The air search of the rugged county terrain is under the direction of Peter polite jr., lieutenant commander of the county civil air patrol unit. Headquarters for the search parties was set up at the Brad Ford Mckean Airport. County Bankers named to state association units 0. Albert Johnson president of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport and the first National Bank of Eldred has been appointed chairman of the finance committee of the Pennsylvania Bankers association. Robert r. Williams president of the Bradford National Bank has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers association educational foundation Board of trustees. Some 108 Pennsylvania Bankers will serve on the general committees of the association during 1964-65. In addition the Trust division has 93 Trust men serving on its la committees. These men will develop and carry out the Aba program of activity for its 598 member Banks in the coming year. All time record passenger figure set by Allegheny Washington an All time record 118,000 passengers travelled Over 23.700,000 Miles with Allegheny airlines last month boosting the airline s traffic More than 18 percent Over june of 1963. Executive vice president Nelson b. Fry also reported that Allegheny a cargo and charter Hight activities set new All time records last month. Char ter flights topped july 1963 by 160 percept and cargo including . Mail freight and air express was up 27 percent. During the first six months of this year Allegheny flew 588,000 passengers la percent Over the comparable 1963 period. Total passenger Miles increased 9.7 recent and cargo Rose 34 percent during the same period. Van Cliburn was big hit the appearance of Van Cli Burn noted Texas pianist at Chautauqua attracted a record breaking audience of More than 10,000. A bomb is tossed in Hospital area Olian . A a 14yur-�?�id Hinsdale youth threw a Charry bomb into the room of a Friend at Olean general Hospital monday afternoon. Tho exploding firecracker frightened about so patients and affected Tho hearing of another Man in Tho Sam room. Police located Tho boy who admitted lighting Tho explosive and tossing it into Tho room from Tho corridor. To was not booked because of his ago but Tho Case will to turned Over to family court. By the county commissioners of Mckean county As a Public service to motor vehicle operators whose Drivers licenses have either been suspended or Are in jeopardy of suspension. Administered for the commissioners by the county superintendent of schools the program consists of two hour sessions conducted on four consecutive tuesdays. Glenn e. Mencer president judge of Mckean county set the stage for the program at the first session tuesday. County superintendent of schools c. F. Feit presented the purpose and nature of the school. Jack Pennington Driver training instructor in the Smethport area joint schools has been engaged As the instructor of the school. Those attending witnessed a film a a Day in textbooks have been donated to the school by the Mckean county motor club. Pioneered by Montgomery county in conjunction with the Bureau of traffic safety department of Revenue the program is an outgrowth of act 245 of the 1963 Assembly which provides for the establishment of Driver improvements schools throughout the Commonwealth. Suspended Drivers who successfully Complete the course have their cases reviewed by the state Bureau of traffic safety for possible reinstatement of their motoring privileges. The county program will therefore give Mckean county Drivers a a a break by providing an alternate to automatic and arbitrary suspension. Commissioner Harry h. Brainerd of the Pennsylvania Bureau of traffic safety said a we Are confident that Driver improvement schools will reorient suspended Drivers and improve their motoring habits. This will be a major step in our Campaign to reduce the number of traffic accidents and traffic fatalities in the state. A in 1962, Over 50 percent of the traffic accidents in Pennsylvania stemmed from Driver violations. We consider the Driver improvement school program a key step in the eradication of traffic violations and traffic since its founding lost fall four groups averaging so students per group Havo Takon Tho month Long course. To Date non taking Tho course hts had a a repeat Quot violation. Only the traffic violators referred to the school by the Bureau of traffic safety or at the request of a local judge or Law i enforcement official Are allowed to attend the classes on an official basis. Motorists however who want to Brush up on their driving habits voluntarily Are permitted to attend sessions. Four sessions two hours each make up the class schedule. Competent teachers include a state trooper a local motor club safety director a Fleet safety supervisor a Driver education teacher and a police safety officer. Tho curriculum stresses Driver attitude automobile insurance causes and prevention of Highway accidents Tho motor vehicle Codo Morg ency procedures and traffic enforcement problems. A psycho physical test administered during the third session checks student reaction time to simulated motoring emergencies and records the Progress they have made during the first two classes. Upon completion of the course students who qualify receive a certificate and recommendation that in the opinion of the instructors the student should have his License reinstated. Final action on the suspension rests with the Pennsylvania department of Revenue. A Valley forge or bust Quot a theft Tho sign posted on Tho bus which is carrying a contingent of 31 scouts and Throo loaders to Tho boy scout Jam Boroo at Valley forgo. Tho Dele gation left thursday morning from Elk lick scout reservation at Bordell for Tho National Jam Boroo which started last a a a Melvin f. Raver Heads state prothonotary Assn. State receives county a protest on surplus food the office of governor William w. Scranton in Harrisburg has acknowledged receipt of a Resolution recently adopted by the Mckean county Board of commissioners regarding re Denton Hill hotel May become College for boys Coudersport a negotiations Are continuing for the Sale of the potato City hotel closed after the citizens Safe Deposit St Trust co. Of Coudersport filed a judgment against its owner the Denton Hill corp., for $114,406.58. The corporations Board has about six weeks in which to sell the hotel atop Denton Hill before it is sold at Potter county sheriff s Sale. Edwin Gates spokesman for the Board said there Are several prospective buyers the most promising of which plans to use the hotel for a boys school on the College level. In addition to the citizens Bank other mortgage holders reportedly Are Banks in Dubois Olean. Smethport and port Allegany. Visions in eligibility regulations for surplus food recipients. The acknowledgement was read at mondays Brief meeting of the county Board. The Resolution protested the use of a liquid assets a As one of the requirements for determining eligibility of families participating in the Federal surplus food i program. In other business the com-1 missioners approved its annual appropriation of $150 to the Mckean county soil and water conservation directors. Also the Board received blueprints forwarded by the state department of highways relative to the resurfacing project to be i undertaken this summer Between tacks inn and Marsh Burg. The state will open bids for the work on aug. 7. Three individual tax exoneration were granted because of errors or adjustments. They involved Small amounts which had been charged against prop parties in Eldred Hamlin and Otto townships. Hearing on per train dropping request is set Harrisburg the Pennsylvania Public Utility commission scheduled hearings tuesday for aug. 17-18 in Erie on the Pennsylvania railroads request to discontinue its last daily train Between Erie and Emporium. The Railroad claims the train carries fewer than to passengers daily in each direction at an annual loss of about $150,000. The proposal has been protested by the Emporium and Warren Chambers of Commerce. Would list blood Type a proposal that All Pennsylvania Drivers licenses be stamped with the blood Type of the Licensee is being promoted by Cedric Hurley of Reynoldsville. A Volunteer civil defense member. Voice opposition to new surplus food regulation Mckean county surplus food administrator Floyd p. Thompson and officials of adjacent counties thursday announced Strong opposition to the tightening up of eligibility requirements in securing surplus food. Or. Thompson stated that there was a 30 percent drop in eligibility for surplus food since the restrictions were set May i. He explained that half of the decrease was the result of summer drop in eligibility As the result of seasonable employment of receipts and other Normal reasons. The new limitations require that liquid assets Cash on hand Money in the Bank or negotiable stocks and Bonds be considered in determining eligibility. Smethport Navy officer serving on Polaris sub of. William Dunn son of or. And mrs. R. M. Dunn of Smethport is weapons officer assigned to Tho u. S. Grant Tho Navy s now St Polaris submarine which was commissioned last saturday with impressive ceremonies at now London Conn. Or. And mrs. Dunn and son Robert wore guests at Tho commissioning ceremony and had an Opportunity to inspect Tho nuclear powered sub with la Dunn As their guide. Tho u. S. Grant is one of a number of submarines built to launch Polaris missiles White submerged. La Dunn graduated from Smethport High school in 1954 and graduated later from Illinois tech in Chicago. He has served six years in Tho Navy. Tho u. S. Grant was christened last november by a great granddaughter of Tho civil War general and president of the United states in whose Honor the submarine is named. Democrats to hold furniture Sale saturday 37 boy scouts attend Jamboree at Valley forge by Jay Meabon Jam Boroo correspondent at 6 of clock on the morning of thursday july 16, 37 scouts and three adult leaders left from the Elk lick Council boy scout amp for Valley forge to attend the sixth National Jamboree. Scouts representing the Elk lick Council at the Jamboree Are Smethport Harold Anglovich i and Bill Barton j Eldred a Gregory Bell and Douglas Stannard. Duke Center a Ronald Aiken and Larry Silvis. Shinglehouse a Steve Bell Ricky Shavalier and James Wisel. Cyclone Dana Beyeler. Rew Robert Densmore. Custer City Lance begin and John lesser. Kane Scott Anderson John Cleland and Jack Keener. Bradford a Andrew Brodis Mike Campbell Greg Franklin Greg Garthwaite Teiper Larson Tom Mcgrath Kevin Mcner Jay Meabon Marc Miller Greg Ray Bill Roche. Dave Swanson and Barry and David Zukerman. Coudersport a Christopher Wells. Emporium a Larry Mcgraw Larry Neuber and Roland Pittsburgh a. Melvin f. Raver of Bradford Mckean county prothonotary was installed As president of the Pennsylvania association of Proton ovaries and clerks of court at the concluding session Friday of the association s annual convention Here. Or. Raver previously had served As second vice president in 1962 and first vice president in 1963. Other officers Are Anthony j. Kubic Beaver county first vice president Leroy d. Evans Bucks county second vice president William j. Dunn Delaware county Secretary and Leroy h. Minor Greene county treasurer. Elected to the executive committee were Joseph Brunner of Elk county George Stevenson of Butler county Hilda Mcfall of Northampton county Emma Steele of Huntingdon county and Richard c. Davis of Lawrence county. The association unanimously adopted a Resolution opposing any move to make the offices of prothonotary and clerk of court appointive instead of elective. The Resolution states that the association a will vigorously of Melvin f. Raver a. Hood stat association pose the appointment of Proton ovaries and clerks of court and taking away from citizens the privilege they have always enjoyed in electing Public officials. A the Resolution was aimed at a Bill in the general Assembly that would give judges the Power to appoint county court officials. Judge sentences number of defendants in court a number of defendants were sentenced last thursday at a pleas session of Mckean county court by judge Glenn e. Men cer. District attorney William f. Members of the Mckean county democratic auction Stumpff. Committee met recently in the Home of Lawrence Freer at port Allegany to begin planning for spills let apr the county wide auction which will be held saturday starting t rom scout Cowd at 2 ., at Galco Park Smith 1 port. Lawrence Freer and Herbert Pettenati who Are serving As co chairmen have arranged a series of meetings with other committee members named to head the numerous sub committees. Present at the meeting were miss Irene Nelson who will Valley forge aug. 18, 1964 on the morning of july 16 at 6 of clock the boys from the Elk lick Council left for the Jamboree. We ate breakfast at the boy scout reservation and ate lunch at Jimmy a diner at 10 30, a half hour before our schedule. We arrived at Valley forge an county a Relief program costs decline in May Harrisburg expenditures for operation of Mckean county a Relief program dropped $915 when comparing the May costs with april a the state department of Public welfare said thursday. According to the department the May Relief expenditure for the county stood at $167,257, As compared with the previous months $168,172. A breakdown of the $167,257 shows that $126,797 was spent for assistance Grants to 3,406 Mckean count ians $21,532 for medical assistance for the aged $2,489 for Hospital care for old age assistance recipients $541 for Aid to disabled Public nursing Home care $313 for school medical care $4,385 for other medical care $170 for burials and $11,030 for county administration. I of the general assistance total $71,835 went to 2,400 persons receiving Aid to dependent children assistance $20,696 to 394 receive ing general assistance $18,512 to 362 receiving old age assistance j $12,096 to 174 receiving Blind pensions and $3,658 to 76 persons in the county receiving Aid to disabled assistance. Handle publicity mrs. Marjorie hour before schedule. There Are coneys posters. Also attending were county vice chairman miss Eileen Hull mrs. Frances Ross mrs. Anita Farrell and mrs. Josephine Freer. Many other troops in Section 16 besides ours. They have Many activities Here like Archery marksmanship and Many others. The weather Here is very hot reaching into the hundreds and Cross Fork picnic sunday the annual Cross Fork picnic in Potter county will be held next sunday at Ole Bull Park. Ice Cream and Cream will be furnished. Permanent vacation when All 33 employees of the it has t rained yet a bar cutlery co., Olean re tomorrow there will be Church turned from a 2 weeks vacation services in the Arena they were informed the Plant would remain closed indefinitely. The cutlery has operated since 1911. Your correspondent Jay Meabon Dennis Rickert is named rotary Institute Leader Kane special a Glennis Rickert past president it the Kane rotary club has been named As general chairman for the rotary Institute which is to be held at the elks club Here sept. 9. There will be 13 area rotary clubs taking part. This was made known at mondays meeting of the club held in the elks Lodge rooms and presided Over by Lloyd Peterson president. Miss Rassmann wins miss South bids on 7 Kinzua projects due aug. 20 woman loses $427 an elderly Coudersport woman lost $427 after contracting with a Fly by night concern for repairs to the roof of her Home. Four men collected the $427 and worked less than 2 hours before leaving for parts unknown. Olean .�?a joint statement by sen. Jeremiah j. Moriarty and assemblyman James f. Hastings has revealed that the new York state Public works department will Start receiving bids in Albany aug. 20 on $10,338,000 Worth of Highway construction in connection with the Kinzua dam Reservoir. It will be the largest single Public works contract letting in Cattaraugus county a history. Seven projects will be under the jurisdiction of the department in conjunction with the army corps of engineers builders of the $119,000,000 two state flood control project. Included Are relocation of 4.7 Miles of the Allegany River East perimeter Road and 1.26 Miles of Wolf run Road. The East Bank reconstruction will Start in the Vicinity of Powers Creek Road and extended northeasterly to Allegany state Park and is estimated at $3,977,000. Rood relocation East perimeter Road relocation from Quaker run dam West and South 4.1 Miles to route 17 and reconstruction of .79 Miles of acres roads estimated at $1,160,000. East perimeter Road relocation from Pennsylvania line to the Vicinity of Peters Creek Road 2.58 Miles. Estimate is $934,000. New Bridge with approaches to carry eastbound lanes of the planned Southern tier expressway Over the Allegany River about one Quarter mile South of the intersections of routes 17 and 280. The plans Call for a four Span Bridge about 600 feet Long with a 28-foot wide Road a Way flanked by two walks also grading of approaches. Estimate is $1,037,000. Construction of a 705-foot Long 55-foot High Earth fill dam and Concrete spillway at Quaker run and relocation of .3 Miles of Quaker run Road and construction of an 82-foot, one Span Bridge Over the spillway. This is estimated at $1,972,000. The relocation of the Allegany River West perimeter Road from about one half mile North of Oroville and Bone run roads North East 2.86 Miles to the Steamburg Road plus .13 Miles of Access roads. Estimated figure on this project is $785,000. Relocation of the River North perimeter Road from Bunker Hill Road East 4.23 Miles to a Point about 350 feet North of route 17, parallel to the relocated Erie Lackawanna Railroad tracks. Estimated at $473,000. Miss Barbara Lynn Rasz Mann 16, daughter of or. And mrs. Arthur Raszmann of 153 clovers de court West Seneca formerly of Smethport was i crowned miss South Buffalo of 11964 last week by the 1963 Winner Kathleen Caruna. A a in a thrilled and very proud a miss Raszmann a senior at West Seneca High school was quoted As saying after she was crowned in Cazenovia Park As an estimated 50,000 persons wound up a 2-Day festival. The event was sponsored by the South Buffalo businessmen a association. Activities included a concert by the Buffalo Community orchestra and a fireworks display. Miss Raszmann five feet six inches tall with Brown hair and Hazel eyes won a trip to the Naur in dlr worlds fair. Bradford youth taken to Warren in Holdup Case Alan k. Sheldon 18, of 22 Stephen Lane was returned to Warren wednesday from Kingston . After waiving extradition on charges of taking part in a service station hold up in Warren. Sheldon was arrested last week in Woodstock . And taken to Ulster county jail in Kingston by new York state police. A Bradford juvenile is also being held by Warren police in connection with the hold up which took place on july 9. Potter disposed of the following cases Samuel e. Kelley Bradford charged with indecent assault two to four months in county jail plus costs. Jesse Burrows Bradford indecent exposure one to five months in county jail plug costs. Draws Fin term William l. A a Steinard Kane operating after License suspended $100 Fine to Days in county jail and costs of prosecution. Harold v. Jordan Bradford embezzlement by tax collector ordered to make restitution at the rate of $50 a month. Thomas e. Dunn Coryville operating after License suspended three to to months in county jail plus costs. James j. Peters Kane 45 Days in county jail and costs on a charge of assault and Battery and three months in Tho Allegheny county workhouse on counts of operating after License suspension and operating without the consent of the owner. Keith e. Strait Michael Bond and Gerald Barnes Duke Center burglary and larceny one year probation plus costs. Michael Bond on an assault and Battery charge one year probation. Put on probation William h. Reid Bradford worthless Check probation for six months. David Walton Kane attempted larceny of gasoline probation for one year. Melvin Mattison Hazel Hurst operating under the influence of liquor two months in Allegheny county workhouse operating under a suspended License four months in the same institution terms to run consecutively. What next four Emporium youths were arrested after they removed the word Cameron in 7 Large Bronze letters from Cameron county High school. The youths were ordered to make restitution and All voluntarily surrendered their Driver s licenses for a specified period when Given that Choice or facing juvenile court action. Sales tax warning the Pennsylvania Revenue dept says merchants who misappropriate state sales tax funds could be prosecuted for embezzlement with conviction carrying a Fine of $5,000 and or five years in jail. Welk stars great Walenda signed for Mckean co. Fair the Joie Chitwood thrill car show two stars of the Lawrence Welk to program and a famed High wire circus act will feature the 1964 week Long edition of the Mckean county fair. The Chitwood daredevil Drivers will open the show on sept. I. Wednesday night the open air stage variety show will Start with Joann Castle and Jack in amp a hmm f a wait cd flt air Ping the program. Thursday a car full of people will be admitted for a Dollar. Friday night will be the traditional Parade. Fire works Art planned for saturday. Sunday afternoon midget car races will be held and a matinee performance of the great Wal Endas High wire act. The great Walenda will give two performances afternoon and evening on labor Day the Clos

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