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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 30, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Mckean Democrat a Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday july 30, 1964 terms�?4.00 per Vear single copy Loe no. 31 Zippo co. Will mfg. Golf balls Bradford a the Zippo manufacturing co. Has announced that the world famous line will have a new product a Zippo Golf balls which will be manufactured Here. President George g. Blaisdell revealed formation of Zippo Golf Ball co., a wholly owned subsidiary which will be managed by William t. Whitaker formerly of Bay City mich., and a 13-year Veteran in the Golf Ball business. At the outset Zippo is setting up a Pilot Plant operation in one of the firms group of buildings on Congress St. Ext. An addition for the purpose is now under construction or. Blaisdell reported. Employment to Rise Zippo will manufacture and process first Quality Golf balls which will be distributed through its nationwide sales organization. It is anticipated that As the new venture grows an entirely new building will be erected at the Congress St. Site and that employees in the new operation will Rise to about too within a year. Taking note of the steady increase in the use of Golf balls As remembrance advertising and As corporate gifts for the past several years or. Blaisdell said the new Zippo operation will concentrate in that Field a Selling to Industrial and corporate purchasers. A we expect to be filling orders by the end of september a the Zippo president said a and our product will be of top Quality comparable to the very Best experienced in project or. Whitaker head of the new operation has considerable experience As a specialist in Golf All manufacturing. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a is degree in Industrial engineering. Associated with the United states rubber co. In Providence r.i., for six years he was in Complete charge of the Golf Ball manufacturing operations. He was vice president manufacturing for the Plymouth Golf Ball co., Plymouth meeting pa., for seven years. Or. And mrs. Whitaker and their seven sons and three daughters will reside on Jackson ave. Or. Whitaker already in Bradford will move his family Here soon. Cameron county group will Host homemakers mrs. Irma Klein Cameron county Extension Home economist has announced that Cameron county will Host homemakers from Elk Mckean and Potter counties in an Extension District women s Day Camp tuesday aug. 4, at Erskine a Grove. Each county will demonstrate two or three different handicrafts. Cameron county will show How to cover shoes with fabric How to quilt a quilt without using frames and How to make wreaths out of egg Cartons. Charles Hitchcock will Tell of his experience in the peace corps and miss Ruth Ann nine clothing specialist from Penn state will speak. The Camp will last from to . Until 7 . Participants Are asked to bring tureens for the noon meal and their own table service. Cameron county will provide the evening meal. Driver school session draws 15 the second session of Driver improvement school sponsored by the Mckean county com missioners was held in the courthouse tuesday with 15 in attendance. Driver training instructor Jack Pennington spoke on traffic Laws by nature. Insurance agents Francis quirk or. And Robert butlers led a discussion on insurance. They spoke on safety responsibilities and new insurance Laws to be in effect soon. With the completion of the steel work Werk men Ere shown Busy completing the laying Al the Concrete atop the Kinzua Lake Bridge which seen will be used by thousands of persons daily to View the Kinzua dam Reservoir which when completed sometime in 1945, will be the largest dam in a nine dam system above Pittsburgh. In the top photo can be seen the entire Span 1,119 feet Long. It is in feet Ever the Kinzua Creek Valley. It was started off route 59 to the right of the photo and far to the left can be seen the Highway leading to Marshburn. The Elevation at the base of the 140-foot High pier is 1,225 feet with the possibility that when the Reservoir is filled in the years to come it will be at an Elevation of 1,245 feet with close to 140 feet of Wator under the Bridge. The roadbed is 30 feet atop the piers. In the Bottom picture workmen Are shown on Tho finished Concrete part of the Road. To the left of the photo workmen Are shown setting up in preparation for the laying of the final Concrete work. The Bridge has a two feet walk Way for pedestrians and four foot Concrete guard rails. The Bridge contains 4.2 million pounds of steel. Woodsmen a carnival to be held Friday and saturday preparations for Northern Pennsylvania and Southern new York states most outstanding and unique summer carnival the Penn York Woodmen s carnival have been completed according to b. E. Kramer of Galeton general chairman. The carnival will be Friday and saturday july 31 and aug. I at Cherry Springs state Park near Galeton. The event sponsored by the Penn York lumbermen a club features displays and exhibits of All types of tools and machinery in Timber work and a series of logging contests. The purpose of the carnival Warren fund drive fund drive has been started Darren to raise $12,346.61 to Ide new furniture and furring for the Warren Campus Din pro state College locate the former East St. School dance scheduled at state Hospital by health group a Square dance for Mckean county patients at Warren state Hospital will be Given thursday by the mental health association of Mckean county. Robert Ballard will Call and area Square dancers will participate. Transportation will be provided for those desiring to attend. Mental health association area chairmen appointed for the coming year Are Smethport Thomas Mcintosh Eldred Glenn Mencer port Allegany mrs. Donald Nuss Kane mrs. Pauline Jacobus mrs. Ruth j. Mcconnell and mrs. Robert e. Smart Duke Center mrs. James Hooper Rixford mrs. Clark c. Irons and it. Jewett mrs. William Kness. Serving As committee chairmen for the year will be mrs. Delores Wilson Volunteer service Richard Marks membership William Nichols program Henry Graff memorial fund mrs. Henry Graff patient adoption mrs. Frank Maljovec childhood mental illness mrs. Wilson and mrs. Maljovec careers in mental health and Michael Zias historian. Says or. Cramer is a to give Woods workers an Opportunity to display their skills in Competition and to dramatize the importance of the areas Timber the area he pointed out produces in the Vicinity of a billion Board feet of lumber yearly. Most of this lumber is High Quality and High value hardwoods. Contests which Are open to Bona fide Woods workers Only will include horse pulling Light and heavy classes log chopping two Man Cross Cut sawing log rolling and tree Felling both for Speed and accuracy. A total of $1,000 in Cash prizes will be awarded first through fourth place winners. Exhibits Range All the Way from Complete operating sawmills and huge tractors Down to Power saws and axes. Many of the exhibitors permit trial use of the equipment. Other exhibits will include those of several departments of state government. There is no admission charge to the non profit carnival and the general Public is cordially invited. Also for the entertainment of the Public there will be a Parachute demonstration during intermission on saturday by the Canyon sky divers. Attendance at the two Day event last year was More than 25,000 people and All indications Are that this year will top them All. Charles w. Plunkett nominated for Post president Johnson has sent a number of Pennsylvania postmaster nominations to the Senate including the name of Charles w. Plunkett Turtle Point. Negotiations continue negotiations Are continuing for the Sale of the potato City hotel closed after the citizens Safe Deposit amp Trust co. Of Coudersport filed a judgment against its owner the Denton Hill corp. For $114,406. Johnson offers prayer proposal Washington . Albert w. Johnson r-pa., introduced wednesday what he called a Compromise constitutional amendment to permit voluntary prayer and Bible Reading in the Public schools. It would provide that a nothing in this Constitution or in any article of amendment shall be deemed to relate to the Power of the several states to make Laws permitting the free exercise of ask nominees being accepted at county office plans for registration by county officials the Mckean county commis-1 within the next several weeks stoners meeting monday in normally registration dates formally discussed plans for Are from August to sep registration places and dates tember. However registration preparatory to the general elec is accepted at the courthouse ton to be held nov. 3. Office of the election Agency sitting As election officials i at any time through sept. 14. The commissioners tentatively the commissioners received agreed to six locations it. Jew a letter from the Public Utility Ett Eldred port Allegany Kane Bradford City and Foster town Shii commission relative to the a so option of the Pennsylvania abroad co. For discontinuance Inal decisions on locations of passenger trains 580 and 581 and dates will be established Between Erie and Emporium. A hearing will be held by the Puc at Erie aug. 17 and 18. Communications also were read from . Senator Hugh s. Mckean county Farmers Are being reminded that slates of nominees for membership on the agricultural stabilization and conservation committees Are now being accepted at the ask office in Smethport jobless claims f f Scott state senator James s 111 a guilty lower Berger and congressman Al a i Bert w. Johnson concerning the than year ago concerning the Mckean county boards Resolution protesting revised eligibility requirements for surplus two Hundred and 36 new food recipients. Mckean War claims were filed at the local Ren and other counties in the state employment service of j area have objected to the a Liq fice last month for a employ did assets requirement recent Arthur Brown chairman of ment compensation and 2,695 in inserted in the regulations. The ask Mckean county com j continued claims were filed for the three officials said they Mittee said Friday that Farmers the period. During june of last and Federal and state agencies who Are eligible to vote in com year there were 335 new claims Are studying the eligibility pro Mittee elections May nominate and 3,116 in the continued class visions. As candidates for committee i reductions of 29 and 13.5 per membership any Farmer who cent respectively. County groups get los. Property Worth $28,984 Harrisburg Federal surplus property valued at $28,984.25 was acquired by various Mckean county health education or civil defense activities during 1963, a just compiled report by the state Bureau of surplus property shows. Interestingly the $28,984.25 in surplus property was acquired by the Mckean county activities at a Cost a service charge of Moose Lodge will Honor d. Mcgonnell Dewey b. Mcgonnell who for More than 38 years has served port Allegany Lodge no. 460, Loyal order of Moose and Moose Dom in general As Secretary of that Lodge will be honoured on september 27, 1964, when a Clas named in his Honor will be enrolled in the local Home. It is hoped that this will be the largest class Ever in Robed by Lodge no. 460. A j App Ber of the local Lodge will serve Paul Japp Well known Mem Are appointed to committees is eligible and willing to serve. I Glenn Ryan local manager rant arc in a to a such petitions signed by six said this was the lowest amount a Cuilli Iii cml cd or More eligible voters May be 0 unemployment compensation filed at the county office any activity in to years and that time before aug. 12. Little change is expected for the additional nominations Mav next two months be by the incumbent ask approx Mauji so per cent of a of the re recur the claim a Vity was from a or Tern Ned desirable a Quot and the election of ask Community committees throughout Mckean county will be held by mail ballot. Three Community committeemen and two alternates will be chosen for each committee. The slush Oil fire put oui by Hilltop vhf a Small slush Oil fire was chairman vice chairman and quickly extinguished wednesday regular member of the elected afternoon by members of the ask Community committee will also serve respectively As Delegate alternate Delegate and second alternate to the county convention to be held when the Hilton Volunteer fire department. The fire which started about 2 15 ., was in the Pennzoil co. Lease property at Cyclone. Ask county committee will be firemen reported no damage to chosen. Any of the lease equipment. The names of Bankers from this area appointed As committee members in the Trust division of the Pennsylvania Bankers association have been announced by the new chairman Norman e. Walz senior vice president and Trust officer first National Bank of Sunbury. Included were Charles a. Crockett of Bradford National Bank Trust training school advisory committee chairman and Myron e. Jewell of the Warren office of the Pennsylvania Bank amp Trust co., Trust development. Buy or Ell with want ads As general chairman of the program. J. Jack Stoehr regional director and past governor general and honorary past supreme governor has already agreed to be speaker for the occasion. The membership drive will be headed up by George Guncheon who has been nominated to replace or. Mcgonnell As Secretary. He will be assisted in this phase by the following members in the various localities served by the Lodge. Port Allegany. Gerald Miller Coudersport John Pekarski Austin Rosss Spear Smethport Nevin Snook Roulette John convey Eldred Russell Slavin it. Jewett Russell Weston a smoker has been scheduled for the evening of August 12th, to acquaint prospective members with the benefits of belonging to the Loyal order of Moose. All who Are interested in membership in the local Lodge even though they have not been contacted by a member in the meantime Are invited to be present As guests of the Lodge. More objections raised to Pennsy dropping train Harrisburg a. Three More objections have been raised to the Pennsylvania Railroad proposal to drop its last daily train Between Erie and Emporium the Public Utility commission said monday. The Puc said the complaints were received from Erie county the St. Marys Industrial Council and state rep. Williams f. Renwick of St. Marys. They contend the plan would injure the Economy of the area and inconvenience travel in the Northwest Section of the state the commission added. The Puc has scheduled hearings on the request for aug. 17 and 18 in Erie. State purchases of savings Bonds higher in june pennsylvanians purchased u. S. Savings Bonds series e and a amounting to $36,940,000 during june. This was 6.5 percent ahead of the preceding month. In Mckean county june purchases of the Bonds were $58,105. The total for the year so far according to d. Harvey Phillips county chairman is $534,745. Purchases of Bonds for june in nearby counties were $20,-862, Cameron $183,787, Elk and $34,075, Potter. For the nation Cash sales in june totalled $385 million an la percent increase Over sales of $347 million in june of 1963. $1,073.06. The Federal surplus property program is not to be confused with the Federal surplus food program the former embracing physical goods the latter food supplies administered under a separate program statewide during the past year surplus property valued at $15,395,321 was turned Over to Donees throughout the state at a Cost of $282,687, according to Basil c. Scott director of the state Bureau who offered the comment that during the current year 1964 a we Hope to be Able to reach More of the libraries retarded children crippled children and educational radio and television Donees in addition to present distribution recipients. Here is a breakdown of the surplus property recipients in Mckean county during the past year with vain of property received through the bureaus Harrisburg warehouse noted in parenthesis Bradford area school $19,-048.20 Kane area school $3.-088.30 civil defense in the county $5,894. The remaining $953.75 was acquired by county facilities through direct allocation whereby the institution picks up the property at the military holding Agency. Arson is probed As Blaze Levels Rew landmark fire discovered about 4 30 . Wednesday of last week destroyed a historic landmark in this Community. Thirty Volunteer firemen responded to the alarm under the direction of chief Ralph Miller or. And found the former Perry residence enveloped in flames. Police chief Earl Bridge of Foster township and set. John Paxton state fire marshal Are investigating the cause of the Blaze which levelled the two Story Structure located on the Rew Aiken Road together with local fire officials. Chief Miller said the building was unoccupied and without utilities and that an explosion was heard a Short time before the Blaze was discovered. Adding to the possibility of arson he said was the fact a hat his department had answered two other suspicious fire Calls within the past two weeks one at an Ahio Donrod Home at the top of Rixford Hill and the second at a junk Yard on Sawyer Road. Rew fire chief Ralph Miller or. Said tuesday that he expects state police fire marshal John Paxton will visit the Community later this week in connection with an investigation into a fire last wednesday which destroyed the former Perry residence. Residents of the area reported an explosion prior to discovery of the Early morning Blaze which levelled the unoccupied Structure. Two other suspicious fires have been reported in the local departments District earlier in the month. Committee will Host Foster parents the advisory committee of the Mckean county child welfare services will give a picnic to Honor those serving As Foster parents in the county at the Lions club Park in Smethport next saturday. There Are 23 families in the county serving in this capacity. Ralph Caverly will act As master of ceremonies. Mrs. Robert k. Palmer of Smethport will furnish music for the occasion. Four new Board members feted by heart group four new members of the Board of directors of the Mckean county heart association were honoured at a dinner meeting wednesday evening of last week at the Valley Hunt club in Lewis run. The new directors Are j. L. Waterman m. D., Edward j. Roche jr., m.d., and Bruce Sherwin All of Bradford and Edward Harrington of Eldred. Harry Goodman president conducted the business meeting which heard reports by miss Helen Mcentee and mrs. Gene Mcgrail executive director. David h. Foster assistant executive director of the Pennsylvania heart association was featured speaker of the evening. Or. Goodman headed the dinner committee. Assisting him were mrs. Harry Huntington mrs. Charlotte Gabler and i Mcentee. Iss Mission Given gift St. Basabas by the Lake an episcopal Church Mission at North East was Given $100,000 in the will of mrs. Helen Pendleton Rockwell of Warren fill last week

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