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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 11, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century or service to tue pubic Smethport pa., thursday june la 1964 terms�?14.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 24 Flag Day june Mth file sewage Case against Smethport and Keating Flag Day sunday but Holiday will occur monday Flag Day a National hell Day comas on sunday Juno 14, this year. As a result monday will to Obs Rod As a Holiday on a limited scale. Tho Mckean county court House in Smethport will not to open on monday according to an announcement by Tho county commissioners. Monday also will to a Holt Day for state offices including state stores. Banks and most businesses and industries will operate As usual on monday. This is an unusual year for holidays with memorial Day and the fourth of july both coming on saturday. Change trooper commands became Dickinson Harrisburg the state sanitary water Board asked Commonwealth court thursday to order two Mckean county municipalities to Stop dumping untreated sewage into nearby streams. The suits also sought to Force the communities to take immediate Steps toward construction of sewage treatment plants. A named in the complaints were Keating twp. And the Borough of Smethport. The suits charged that both defendants had failed to comply with Board orders of feb. 28, 1963. At that time Keating twp. Was accused of discharging raw sewage into potato Creek and Smethport was cited on similar charges in regard to Marvin and potato creeks. Both streams Are tributaries of the Allegheny River. Two Given prison terms for burglary larceny two Westline men were sentenced to not less than one nor More than two years in Western Penitentiary Friday when they pleaded guilty to burglary and larceny charges before judge Glenn e. Mencer. Sentenced were Robert l. Thornton 28, and Ottis Rudolph 49, who had taken some 45 Miles of Copper Telegraph wire from an area Between the Kinzua Bridge and Lewis run. The duo sold the wire to a Kane junkyard and received Only $3,500 for material that had a replacement value of $118,800. The investigation was conducted by county detective Gordon Foley and state trooper William Wooditch of the Kane based substation. Also pleading guilty to burglary and larceny charges were Kenneth Prindle 34, of Roulette and Norman Edward Ellis 38, of Turtlepoint. They were sentenced by judge Mencer to not less than five nor More than to months in the Allegheny county workhouse. The two men broke into Carlson a garage at Turtlepoint on March 28 and took about $3,000 Worth of tools which they later sold in new York state. They were both employed As labourers in Lockport n. Y. Prindle was apprehended in the local area but Ellis was picked up in new York state where he waived extradition and was returned to Pennsylvania. Trooper Wooditch conducted the investigation. It it it it grand jury says county buildings in Fine condition the june grand jury has submitted a report to judge Glenn e. Mencer and the Mckean county commissioners As the result of its inspection of county buildings in Smethport. The report follows a we have found the county buildings in Superior order and repair. County officials and administrators of these institutions Are to be commended for the excellence of their work in the maintenance of these facilities. A county jail we found the county jail in Fine condition. A county Home we recommend that elevators be installed in the county Home and that a plan be instituted for updating the county Home buildings either by major repairs or new construction and that this plan be expedited. A this jury commends the Sun a intendant and Matron of the East Smethport Man is convicted Earl James Kinney of East Smethport was convicted by a criminal court jury at Smethport wednesday of last week. Kinney who was indicted on monday for forcible entry was sentenced by judge Glenn e. Mencer to serve from one to three months in jail. District attorney William f. Potter appeared for the state and the defends it was represented by Richaid e. Brandow of Bradford. Clean county Home for excellent condition of that institution. A the jury also commends the sheriff and Matron for the excellent condition of the jail and the caretakers for the excellent condition of the county courthouse the report was signed by Walter s. Taylor Foreman of the jury. Big Allegheny Bridge a 1,668-ft. Bridge will carry to 24-ft. Divided lanes of the Keystone Shortway Over the Allegheny River in Venango county. Cost of the Bridge and 20 Miles of the Shortway Are included in contracts totalling almost $20 million which have been awarded. This work is to e Complete in november 1965. Final county tax notices sent out Floyd a. Irons Mckean county treasurer announced tuesday that final notices had been sent All persons who have failed to their 1962 county taxes. The delinquents have until july 11 to take care of the obligation to avoid additional penalties and advertisement of sales in the newspaper. An additional notice by registered mail showing All taxes and penalties will be sen the delinquents or. Irons pointed out. Opening soon for new Rimrock Overlook area the Seneca Highlands association has announced that there is currently appearing in area newspapers an advertisement sponsored by the committee of 100,000 pennsylvanians advertising the new Rimrock picnic area and Overlook. Rimrock was formerly Krown As same a rocks and overlooks the Kinzua Valley and Penna. Route 321. This new Beautiful picnic area has been constructed by the National Forest service but is not As yet open to the Public. The area will undoubtedly be officially opened in june and the Public will be informed As quickly As construction is completed. The Seneca Highlands association and the notional Forest service plan a formal opening and dedication service. When opened Rimrock can be reached Over the new Section of Pennsylvania route 59, Smethport to Warren near Marshburn. Quaker Bridge Gas Wells listed As doing Good Charles s. Huber of Bradford Field superintendent for the Farmers Gas and Oil co., of Kingston wednesday night revealed word of much activity in the Quaker Bridge area in the search for Gas. Two Wells drilled during May Are still big producers according to or. Huber. One drilled May 5. And known of a ten is producing three quarters of a million cubic feet of Gas. It is located a mile and one half North of Allegany state Park 900 feet Down. The second Well known at i no. 8, drilled in May 28, shows a half million cubic feet of Gas. This is located in the same area of Quaker Bridge. Or. Huber stated that there will be additional drilling on the Bradford water shed above Willow Creek. This property some time ago was leased from the City of Bradford. The logging for the Quaker Bridge Wells or. Huber said was done by the Piper Well Survey of Bradford and the Hydro fracturing by Dowell and co. Of Corry. The Kingston co. Has drilled Wells in the sugar Grove and Youngsville areas. Erie county gets biggest Gas Well Erie drillers brought in a natural Gas Well Friday that is reported to be the biggest producing Well Ever drilled in Erie county. James Shearer president of the James drilling co. Of Blairsville. Which owns the Well said it will have a capacity of about to million cubic feet per Day. The Well is in Conneaut twp. In Southern Erie county about one mile North of the Crawford county line. It was drilled by Flanigan Brothers of Bradford. Gas was hit at the 4,000-4,500 foot level. Sgt. Robert f. Bamat. Shifted to Ridgway Gifford fair unit to study plans of new building the Gifford fair association at its june meeting last week named the following men to the building committee Howard Hartman Richard Johnson James Noblit William Taylor James Walters Wilbur work and Jack Mead. They will inquire into the Type of Structure and materials suitable for the new Community building. A lease for a Corner of the fair lot was granted to the Aiken water co. It was agreed that in return the company furnish All water necessary to the fair grounds and that connections be installed for an ice skating Pond to be constructed this fall. The association asked the cooperation of the Hilltop area in connection with the Coupon and Box top saving plan. These funds Are used to buy new equipment for the much needed new Community building. The Strawberry festival sunday was held indoors at the fair building because of inclement weather. A building Block Sale will Start in the near future with an award for the person Selling the most blocks. A change in the command in the Kane and Ridgway state police substations were announced thursday by capt. Joseph f. Macilvaine of the Punxsutawney troop c Headquarters. Sgt. Robert f. Bamat. Who has been in charge of the Kane Barracks since dec. 3, 1953, assumes command of the Ridgway Barracks. Succeeding sgt. Bamat at Kane is sgt. John Dussia of Punxsutawney. Capt. Mac Llevaine also announced the Transfer of trooper James Jackson from Kane to the Ridgway Barracks. He will be replaced Here by trooper Albert Chaplick. Who also was working out of the Punxsutawney Headquarters. Trooper Herman Miklic is being transferred from Ridgway to Punxsutawney. Sgt. Bamat has been assigned to the Kane Barracks on three different occasions. He had remained Here on a permanent basis for la years pending thursdays Transfer. He is married and has five i children. Thomas a student at St. Marks Seminary in Erie Mary Lynn 14, Catherine 13, Michael 7, and Ann 3. Sgt. Dussia. A member of the state police for nearly 19 years has served in Kane twice before once in 1947 for a month and again in 1959 for another month. He also was garage inspector through the area for several years. He was named a Corporal in 1961, and advanced to sergeant on dec. 12, 1963. Sgt. Dussia is married and the father of six boys. He will continue to make his residence in Ridgway while sgt. Bamat tans to maintain his family me in Kane. County gop head sgt. John Dussia. Takes charge at Kane Pla Hor four Are Hurt in crash near Farmers Valley four persons were injured wednesday of last week in a two car Accident three Miles North of Farmers Valley. Trooper James Jackson of the Kane state police station investigated the mishap. One of the Drivers Ralph j. Commino 44, of e. Main St., Foster township was admitted to Bradford Hospital with a laceration of the right forearm abrasions about the legs and a Chest contusion. The second operator Donald c. Robinson 47, of Smethport re 3, was treated at the Hospital for a Scalp laceration. Two passengers Ira Knight jr., 13, of Smethport re 3, and David Dalton 15, of Coleville were treated for lacerations and abrasions. Authorities said Robinson was attempting to make a left turn into his driveway and that commino northbound on route 46, was unable to avoid striking the vehicle. Total damage was listed at $1,500 by trooper Jackson. Hotel Fassett May be saved by fund drive it was reported yesterday that $42,000 had been raised in a drive for $50,000 to insure local operation of the hotel Fassett in Wellsville . The drive has been indefinitely extended from the original deadline of june 4 and this newspaper was informed the chances for successful culmination of the Campaign were excellent. The Fassett and hotel Corry of Corry Are part of the bankrupt colonial of Smethport inc. Group of three hotels. Efforts Are being made to insure continued operation of the colonial hotel in Smethport which was recently purchased at Mckean county sheriff s Sale by the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport acting As trustee. The Wellsville chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the drive to obtain $50,000 for local operation of the Fassett. Single shares Are priced at $100 and a number of initial investors agreed to Purchase blocks of ten shares. Both major Wellsville Industrial employers have stressed importance of the hotel Fassett in their operations. President James Kelehan of air preheated co. And president Arthur Reinking of Worthington Turbine division both stressed the vital need for first class hotel facilities in Wellsville. Hotel Fassett has been closed since Jan. 20. It was purchased at a Public auction on april to by the first Trust company of Allegany county. Hotel Corry was sold at an Erie county sheriffs Sale. Identify Driver who pulled baby from Highway Tho Eldred Eagle has identified the a unknown Pennsylvania Driver who pulled an infant from the Highway near Cuba ., and probably averted a tragedy. The Driver who richly earned a citation for quickly responding in face of a potentially desperate situation is Theodore Milliken of West Eldred. In a letter to the Olean times Herald mrs. Leonard Morris of 9 Hill St., Cuba ., told of an unknown Driver in the eve of May 24 who a stopped All traffic and pulled a baby about one year old from the Highway. A i think he was a Pennsylvania Driver of he reads the times Herald i would like to say thanks to him for saving the life of a child. My family and i were in one of the cars that stopped. Don t you think our hats should to off to this unknown Driver Quot the infant wearing Only a diaper and an engaging smile had toddled onto the Busy Highway. Clutched tightly in one hand was one of its few and most valuable earthly possessions a bottle. Thanks to or. Milliken a 1944 version of the Good Samaritan the infant can enjoy Many More bottles. Dates Are listed for distribution of surplus food the Mckean county commissioners have announced the following dates and places for the june surplus food distributions thursday june la Bradford armory. All persons whose last name begins with g through n inclusive. Friday june 12, Bradford armory. All persons whose last name begins with o through z. Tuesday june 16, Kane fourth Ward Hose House. Thursday june 18, Eldred Borough building. Friday june 19, East Smethport Grange Hall. Tuesday june 23, port Allegany Borough building. Wednesday june 24, it. Jewett Borough building. According to l. P. Thompson food administrator the distribution will be carried out from to a in. To 3 . Principal resigns Eugene Sangiuliano has resigned As elementary principal of the Portville Central school. He will become an administrative assistant in the North Hills joint so pol District a Pittsburgh suburb. Two Mckean Drivers figure in Accident Portville two Mckean county motorists figured in an Accident on route 17 at 8 p. In. Thursday according to state police based at Allegany. Involved were cars driven by Lena m. Wright 55, of Eldred pa., and Phyllis a. Swatsler 44, of 150 Winter St., Bradford. Troopers said the Wright car was making a left turn into a primate driveway near the Haskell re. In Tbs Iowa of Portville. Driver improvement school authorized by county Board the Mckean county commissioners have authorized sponsorship of a Driver improvement school to be held in the grand jury room of the Mckean county court House in Smethport. The commissioners have asked the office of c. F. Feit superintendent of Mckean county Public schools to administer the school in cooperation with Harry h. Brainerd state commissioner of traffic safety. Chairman r. E. Youngquist said the school is tentatively set to Start on july 14. Plans approved by the state Agency provide that Jack d. Pennington Driver education instructor of the Smethport area joint High school be instructor of the course. Alto that my else be . For four weeks from 7 to 9 . Tuesday evenings that mrs. Beatrice Rossi Secretary to the county superintendent of schools be Moderator and that the course of study be based on one used in Montgomery county. Purpose of the school is to retrain traffic violators rather than simply suspend their License and according to the state a is designed to give the Motorist a an act of the 1963 general Assembly provided for such schools under the auspices of local government officials who finance and direct the school. The curriculum will stress Driver attitude automobile insurance causes and prevention of Highway accidents the motor vehicle code emergency procedures and traffic enforcement the states Bureau of traffic safety will provide the superintendent of schools with a list of motorists residing in the county who face a possible suspension of their License for a summary offence under the motor vehicle code. Motorists faced with an out and out revocation of their License will not be included on the list. A violator faced with a suspension will to notified that if to or she attends Tho school Tho suspension will to postponed until Tho course is completed. Upon completion of the courses the students who qualify receive certificates and a recommendation that in the opinion of the instructors the student should have his License reinstated. Final action rests with Tibt department of Revenue. Merle e. Dickinson of Smethport county Register of wills at the reorganizations meeting of the Mckean county Republican committee monday night at the Smethport country club was re elected chairman by acclamation for another two years. Or. Dickinson a name was placed in nomination by Murray r. Garber Bradford attorney. Also elected to two year terms by acclamation were mrs. Louise e. Mix of Bradford As vice chairman following being placed in nomination by Bernard Lignian of Bradford and r. E. Youngquist of Smethport county commissioner As treasurer. He was placed in nomination by county treasurer Floyd a. Irons of Aiken. Reappointed Secretary to the gop committee by or. Dickinson was Joseph f. Herger of port Allegany. Or. Dickinson announced that the advisory committee would meet soon to elect three persons to the county executive Board. More than too committeemen and committee women heard Daniel l. Fegert of Callensburg a retired executive of the general motors corp., the guest speaker talk primarily on the subject of or. Fegert urged All committee people to actively Campaign for All gop candidates in the fall election. Two amendments to the bylaws were approved. One dealt with filling a vacancy for the office of representative in the general Assembly. The former by Laws covered Only action to fill vacancies for either the congressional and senatorial districts but not in general Assembly. The change to Rule 6, Sec Merle e. Dickinson. Renamed chairman Tion 2, reads a should a vacancy occur in the office of representative to the general Assembly after the election of a representative a candidate to fill the unexpired term created by such vacancy shall be chosen by the county committee. The county chairman shall set the time and place of such meeting and the candidate so chosen by a majority of the committee persons voting at such meeting either in person or by proxy shall be the Republican Candi Date for a special election to fill such vacancy. All voting for such candidate shall be by secret the amendment to Rule 6, Section 3, reads a any matter not covered by these by Laws shall be governed by the by Laws of the Republican state acclaim or. Hawke for Book on history a grandson of a Well known Smethport couple has written his third volume of history which has won the enthusiastic acclaim of reviewers. The author is David Hawke. Ph.d., and the Book is entitled a a transaction of free it is the Story of a the birth and course of the declaration of or. Hawke the son of mrs. Helen Freeman Hawke of Swarthmore pa., and the late or. Hawke. He is a grandson of the late or. And mrs. Charles Freeman of Smethport. His Grandfather a Timber expert served Many years As a member of the Smethport Borough Council. A a transaction of free men has been published by Charles Scribner a sons one of the nation s leading producers of books. Featured in Larga and half of a full Page Charles Scribner a sons advertisement in the May 31 Issue of the new York times Book review was devoted to or. Hawkers new volume. Under the general heading a current and significant a the times advertisement states a your declaration of Independence the dramatic Story brilliantly told of its Complex birth and history. A of All american documents the declaration offers the most paradoxes a beginning with its genesis when two men basically opposed in Tenet and character Jefferson and Adams stood wholly Allied in fighting for its adoption. A historian David Hawke lucidly explores its making and what has been made of it. He vividly portrays the men who gave us our Creed and shows How it has been used and misused in our political says Book is outstanding Allan Nevins an eminent reviewer is quoted As saying a the or. Hawke has dealt with the origin of the great document with a thoroughness and insight which give it new with the fourth of july approaching or. Hawkers new history of the declaration of Independence is particularly timely there is a continuing argument Over the Date of july 4, 1776, for adoption of the declaration of Independence. While no one Ever will be Able to change july 4, it would be interesting to know what Date or. Hawke favors. Other dates frequently mentioned Are july 8, july 19 and August 2, All in 1776. Or. Hawke was born in Rosemont near Philadelphia and was a member of the faculty of Swarthmore College hit Alma mate he was an Ensign in the aviation Branch of the Navy during world War ii. After attending Swarthmore and Amherst he was awarded a doctorate in history by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Or. Hawke was honoured by having his thesis published. He is a member of the faculty of Case College in new York. Aunts of or. Hawke Are mrs. Constantine k. Orloff mrs. E. E. Bouton and miss Theo Freeman of Smethport mrs. Clayton Keith of Marion mass., and mrs. Leslie Smith of Philadelphia. Or. Hawkers sister Jane resides in new York City. Youngsters body recovered from Allegheny River Warren a two men using grappling Hooks recovered the body of Daniel w. Wagner 6, Early saturday afternoon one hour after he had fallen into the Allegheny River at Star Brick. The son of or. And mrs. Arthur Wagner of 274 River St. Was fishing from a Barge with his Brothers Duane 4, and Douglas 5, and his Cousin. John Wagner 7. He fell into 15 feet of water. Fred Barry peace Justice and Richard Graves pulled the body from the River 75 feet downstream and 20 feet from Shore. The child also is survived by his sister Deborah his paternal grandparents or. And mrs. Clarence Wagner of Clarendon and his maternal grandparents or. And mrs. Leo Everhart of Stoneham. Funeral services were held Here at 2 . Tuesday. Kinzua Bridge paving to Start Kinzua paving of the new High level Bridge at Kinzua is scheduled to begin this week. The general contractor John f. Casey co., has already moved paving equipment to the site. Decking of the Bridge has been completed. The steel work on the Structure. Which crosses Kinzua Creek was done by the american Bridge co. Under a subcontract with the Casey firm. January in june a temperature Reading of 24 degrees above Zero was reported last Friday morning in St. Mary

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