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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 13, 1968, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858mckean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday june 13, 1968 terms�?$4.00 year single copy�?10c no. 24 new Smethport Industry to be discussed at noon everyone interested in promotion of the proposed menus clothing manufacturing Plant in Smethport is invited to attend a luncheon at noon today in the colonial hotel according to an announcement by Gerald c. Nelson president of the Smethport chamber of Commerce. The president and Vic president of the clothing firm will attend the luncheon along with the tri area committee for Industrial development which includes members of the Smethport Eldred and port Allegany Chambers of Commerce. Members of the committee will state their proposals at that time and the committee proposal will be outlined. At the chamber a meeting tuesday Hugh Fry speaking in behalf of Bernard Ball stated that or. Bail has offered the Borough a three year lease on his building on the Corner of water and Mechanic its. Or. Ball does not want any rent payments and is willing to the taxes and insurance on the property in order to encourage the new Industry said or. Fry. Or. Fry while speaking of the tentative developments for Industry in the Borough said a Smethport looks now As Crosby did in 1932 and what happens to the future development depends on us a we Lack Community spirit for new he further stated that the Success of the venture will depend upon the co operation of the citizens of the Borough. The annual dinner meeting was held at the Gateway lanes with or. Nelson conducting the business session. The Rev. Harry w. Beveridge gave the invocation. County approves several capita exoneration tax collectors from four districts of Mckean county have asked to be exonerated from collection of the county a $2 capita tax from a number of county schools get additional state subsidy nearly $326,000 Over and above regular yearly subsidies will be allocated by the state to Mckean county schools it was announced wednesday of last week by senator Richard c. Frame and representative Victor j. Westerberg. The additional subsidy for the 1968-69 school year results from passage of House Bill 2287, the legislators said. Of the total $325,804 allocated to the county $122,177 is earmarked for Bradford area schools. Otto Eldred District will receive $32,327 port Allegany District $48,530 Smethport area District $51,277 Kane area District $66,993 and the Mckean county school Board $4,500. Annual Quaker slate Oil dinner on Friday the annual testimonial dinner for retired retiring and Quarter Century employees of the Quaker state Oil refining corp., Mckean Plant will be held at 6 30 . Friday at the Valley Hunt club in Lewis run. Bill fish or. Is 931 William fish sr., president of the company which publishes the weekly Coudersport Enterprise celebrated his 93rd birthday on thursday june 6. The age of 93 in the newspaper business is equivalent to at least 150 in any other occupation. Citizens in their respective districts. The county commissioners who must approve such applications discussed at their monday morning meeting at the courthouse Here the listings submitted by the collectors and voted to approve three. The fourth from the Hamlin township tax collector was returned to him unapproved. The commissioners had noted on his listing the names of a number of people they thought Able to the tax. In All 145 Hamlin township residents claimed they were unable to the tax for 1967. Approved were exoneration applications for 1967 from Ceres for 83 persons and from Lewis run Borough for 31. Eldred townships collector was exonerated from collecting the 1966 tax from 20 persons. In other business the commissioners were read a report from the grand jury on their inspection of the county jail and Home. The jail got a clean Bill of health but the county Home could use some improvements such As elevators a Freezer and fluorescent lightning the report said. Purchase of five Beds and mattresses and safety sidings for them for the county Home was approved by the commissioners. The Cost will be $1,237.05. The commissioners named Russell Weston chairman of the commissioners As a nominee to the mental health a mental retardation Board of catchment area five Mckean Elk Potter and Cameron counties. Or. Weston presently serving on the Board was nominated for a three year term. It. Cmdr. Marks awarded ninth air medal at sea Ticonderoga at so Fht june 3�?navy lieutenant commander Arthur j. Marks son of mrs. Florence Galloway of Smethport pe., and husband of the former Betty j. Brown of Indianapolis ind., has been awarded his ninth air medal. It. Cmdr. Marks received the award for meritorious achievement in Aerial flight in More than too air strikes while in Vietnam. He is serving with attack Squadron-23 aboard the attack aircraft Carrier Ticonderoga. Bradford Man found guilty of larceny Edward Lee Frederick 20, of 448 Summit rd., Bradford was found guilty of larceny tuesday by a jury in Mckean county criminal court at Smethport. Judge Paul e. Greiner of Elk county who tried the Case tuesday in the absence of judge Glenn e. Mencer said Frederick will be sentenced pending Post trial motions. The youth was arrested aug. 18 in connection with a breaking at the bottle of Beer company building in Bradford. Frederick and a companion Richard Miller 19, of 29 cottage Row were reported to have driven a stake body truck out of the Plant without opening the garage doors. Empty Beer bottles were strewn along the Highway As they drove to w. Corydon St. Where they left the vehicle and fled into Brush near tuna Creek. City policemen followed them for two hours and made the arrests on South Center St. Frederick was represented in court tuesday by attorney Richard e. Brandow. District attorney William f. Potter handled the prosecution. Today judge Greiner will try the Case of Harold Flatt of Kane who is charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Healy retires a. P. Quot Jerry Quot Healy vice president for production and pipelines for Quaker state Oil refining corp. Here is shown aboard tha Garden tractor he received from friends and fellow Quaker state personnel at a retirement party at the Hills club saturday evening. F. O. Koontz chairman of the Board for Quaker state is presenting Theka a. Photo by Mcintyre j. P. Healy retiring from Quaker state corp. Instructors class in water safety to Start july i a course for water safety instructors sponsored by the american National red Cross will be conducted from monday july i through Friday july sat memorial recreation Center Pool at Mccoy stadium Smethport. Hours will be 6 . To 9 . Applications must be mailed through local red Cross chapters to the instructor the Rev. William Stroup pastor of the regular Baptist Church Smethport by june 21. All applicants who have completed phase one of the red Cross a Tor safety course May sign up through their local chapters. Areas included in the Smethport course include Smethport Otto Eldred port Allegany it. Jewett Bradford Kane and Emporium. County sip might revive reactivation of the Mckean the session was arranged by county Industrial promotion the county commissioners and Council inc., was discussed representatives of a number of monday during a meeting in the county communities attended. Court House at Smethport. Pierce Glass to be acquired by new York firm also at the meeting was Tim Ramsey of the Pennsylvania department of Commerce who explained that reactivation of the Council would permit it to apply for state funds. Equally important he said would be the increased effectiveness of a county wide promotional organization which a ideally a Woid work in conjunction with the Haluska goes on trial on Federal rap action according to James e. Robison chairman of the Board of Indian head and Howard c. Herger chairman and president of Pierce Glass. A Pierce Glass will continue Erie Charles Edward Halus to be operated by the present a of Frewsburg n.y., accused management and the merger of forging a government Check will increase the stability of the stolen from the Mailbox of the local Industry insuring a greater late John Vantine of Bradford Security for both the Community went on trial in Federal court and employed a or. Herger Here monday. Pointed out. Haluska free on $10,000 Pierce Glass produces a bail from Mckean county in diversified line of High Quality connection with charges filed narrow necked Glass containers in the same Case was arrested and its sales Are listed at a rate following the sept. 2, 1966, Inci of $10 million annually. The Dent in which two women at privately owned Plant employs tempted to Cash stolen checks 420 people. At Bradford National Bank. In addition to Glass contain it developed later the checks ers Indian head is widely i had been stolen from or. Van-1 spec Flat it re a port Allegany an agreement has been reached by Indian head inc., of new separate local bodies now in York City and Pierce Glass co. Existence and with political sub of port Allegany in which the envisions townships boroughs local firm will be acquired by and the City of Bradford to Indian head. Encourage local industries to under the agreement sub expand he re and to attract new Jet to stockholders of Pierce Industry from a sx6e Are a Glass Indian head will Issue a this area has a Good to up to 200,000 shares of its com Tennial but it needs promotion a Mon Stock in a tax free trans said. A a you re Best bet at Forrest d. Campbell 53, Dies of mishap injuries the death wednesday of last week at Bradford Hospital of Forrest d. Campbell 53, of 656 Looker Mountain Trail was due to a ruptured liver suffered in a traffic mishap Early saturday according to Mckean county Coroner Gale f. Hollenbeck. It was listed As the 12th Highway fatality to be recorded in Mckean county this year. According to Foster township police or. Campbells truck left Looker Mountain Trail and struck an embankment about a half mile West of the route 646 intersection. He was taken to the Hospital by ambulance with fractured ribs head injuries and abrasions of both Knees after being discovered about 2 45 . Saturday in his damaged truck by an unidentified Motorist. Or. Campbell was born in Bradford sept. 13, 1914, the son of the late Clarence and Dora Campbell. He attended Bradford schools and in 1946 he was married to the former Mildred Austin later they moved to Pittsburgh and lived there until 1955 when they returned to Bradford. Or. Campbell was employed As a Mechanic in several of the local garages and the last three years he worked at Dresser manufacturing division. He attended the Coleville e. U. B. Church and was a member of the John f. Kennedy Lodge local 1644, the Bradford Moose and the Eldred american legion Post 887. Surviving besides his wife and a sons sgt. Dale Campbell in the . Army who is presently a recruiting sergeant at Annapolis my. Two daughters mrs. Dora Mae Kelly of Bradford and mrs. Ella Jones of Duke Center eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Cahill funeral Home in Bradford at 2 30 . Saturday. The Rev. Paul Whitcomb of the Rew . Church officiated and burial was in Mckean memorial Park. Area woman is Given jail term in Relief fraud mrs. Connie a. Crouse Corydon St., Bradford was sentenced by Alderman Carroll h. Clayton to serve 30 Days in the county jail at Smethport in default of making restitution of $192.70 to the state department of welfare and court costs following a guilty plea. Constable Clarence a. Patchen took the defendant to the Smethport jail. Information for violating the Public welfare act of Pennsylvania was furnished Alderman Clayton by c. W. Thompson agent for the state department based at Pittsburgh. Mrs. Krouse was arrested june 4 on a warrant for fraud entry receiving Money from the Mckean county department of pubic assistance. She pleaded guilty and was ordered to make full restitution plus paying court costs or serve up to 60 Days in the Mckean county jail. She was Given several Days to make the restitution. Friday mrs. Krouse appeared before Alderman Clayton and said she was unable to make restitution and therefore would have to take the jail term. Discount plan to be extended by Allegheny Allegheny airlines has announced plans to extend its family fare discount to include parents or husband and wife. The plan which has been filed with the civil aeronautics Board would allow parents to Fly with the family at a 25 cent discount. Currently the head of household pays Alii fare the spouse 75 cent and children Between the Ages of 2 and 21 25 percent of the regular fare. Children under 2 years old Fly free. J. P. A a Jerry Healy is retiring after 45 years of service with the Quaker state Oil refining corp. Quaker state employs relatives and friends honoured him at a dinner party saturday evening at the Hills club in Minard run. Or. Healy a native of Rew began his career with the Mckean county refining co. In the pipeline department in 1923, and in 1926 he became a Gauger. When the company became the Quaker state Oil refining corp. In 1930, or. Healy was appointed superintendent of the pipeline department. In 1944 he was promoted to general manager and in 1952 he was elected a director. In 1954, or. Healy was elected vice president for production and pipeline by Quaker state. Two years later on . 17, 1958, he was also named president and a director of producers gathering co., a Quaker state subsidiary. Or. Healy is Active in a number of Oil Industry associations and belongs to several Community organizations. He is a Mem Ber of the advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh Bradford Campus. At the dinner or. Healy was presented a gift from employees and friends. Thomas Anderson of the Oil City office acted As master of ceremonies. The Rev. Martin a. Grady of St. Bernard a Church was a guest and he gave the invocation for the dinner. Tines Mailbox on Barbour St. The fact that one of the checks was endorsed by a a mrs. Vantine led walkup window cashier mrs. Elizabeth Confer to become suspicious because or. Vantine was a Bachelor. She tile Field and has 52 plants employing 14,000 in 19 states and Canada. Govt okays anime was a acne for. One p called a Bank official and when new systems Tor the women fled he followed j local Airport them to a parked at Congress and main its. Which later was identified As one registered to Haluska. I Washington . . Sen. Joseph s. Clark wednesday the fact that one of the announce that the department $4,484 Worth of checks was from 0f transportation has authorized the . Army corps of in installation of an improved engineers in payment for some tropics system for Bradford recoil land or. Vantine had sur Vional Airport rendered to the Allegheny res included Are an instrument Revoir led to the Federal charge Landing system medium i ten testifying monday were mrs. Emanuel Carlson Dies of mishap injuries it. Jewett a Man whose wife was killed in a one Accident on May 21 died at 2 30 . Friday in the Kane Community Hospital where he had been a patient since he was injured in the same Accident. Dead is Emanuel Carlson 73, of 9 Anderson ave. Death was attributed by Mckean county Coroner Gale Hollenbeck to a complications due to multiple injuries received in the Accident. His wife mrs. Elvira Carlson 70, was killed in the Accident which occurred at about 2 . May 21 on the Ormsby rd., about four Miles North of this Community when the automobile operated by or. Carlson went out of control on a curve left the Road and struck several Trees. A third occupant of the mrs. Edna f. Johnson 68, of Brennan ave., was injured in the mishap. She is now in a a fair condition in Kane Community Hospital. Emanuel Carlson was born . 2, 1894, in Sealand Sweden son of Carl and Hilda Danielson Carlson. A retired merchant he had operated a dry goods store Here for about 30 years and was a member of the United methodist Church chamber of com Merce and it. Jewett senior citizens. He was married to the late mrs. Carlson the former Elvira Christine Mellander in it. Jewett in sept., 1927. Survivors include three Sisters miss Freda Carlson miss Signe Carlson and miss Sally Carlson All of Sealand Sweden three Brothers Holden Carlson of los Angeles calif., Joseph Carlson of Rochester n.y., and Arthur Carlson of Sealand Sweden and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Howard funeral Home at 2 . Monday with the Rev. Ralph Eckert of the United methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Bridgeview cemetery. Confer Bank president Harold alignment indicators r. Sloan and Raymond Edson the department informed sen. Of the Bank staff John Halberg i Clark that a $128,000 contract for personnel manager for Auto the improvements will be award Matic voting machine corp. In of in about six months. The Jamestown n.y., where Halus award was made possible by an a once worked and capt. Rich $18.6 million congressional auth Ard Miller of Bradford police Oriza Tion for Airport Aid. Dept., who led the investigation. Even if freed on the Federal charge Haluska still faces charges of forgery in Mckean county. He was jailed Here on . 27, 1967, and later set mrs. Charles free on bail. Prior to that he aused minor dama8e Ednes had been jailed in Chautauqua Day evenly Flash week 10 a county n.y., on a fugitive from ?.ar own. Justice warrant and after los jul ing an Appeal was extradited to Mckean county. Ban traffic on it. 321 no traffic is permitted on re 321 North of red Bridge to the Marshburn intersection on it. 59. The Highway is being prepared for paving. Youth arrested a 17-year-old Bradford youth was sentenced to serve 30 Days in the Mckean county jail at Smethport after being arrested by Kane police on a liquor charge. No arrests made Iii a teen drinking parly port Allegany a there have been no arrest made or additional information divulged on the a teen age drinking party which was held near port Allegany monday of last week according to state police at the Kane Barracks. Arrests were threatened including some against adults who allegedly on the scene were contributing to the delinquency of minors. No charges have been filed. Troopers Learned of the so called graduation party which was held at a Camp in Liberty township by a phone Call and upon raiding the place found 40 to 50 Young people and adults and a Keg of Beer. They confiscated the Beer. This time is to encourage and help Industry already Here rather than try to attract new Industry from other Russell Weston chairman of the county commissioners noted that the Council was established Here in feb., 1959, but that its activities had dwindled since then to the Point of inactivity. Most of the original officers and directors he pointed out Are no longer in the county although the president Lester Johnson still lives Here. Funding for the Council would be based on the population of the county with a present rate of ten cents capita to be supplied from county funds. The amount would be about $5,400 year or. Ramsey said. The state then would match this amount with state funds. Or. Ramsey said that each chamber of Commerce and each political subdivision not having a chamber should be entitled to have two representatives on the Council. He said that Mckean county is a one of the few counties in the state without an Active Industrial promotion Agency. Quot local agencies should continue to raise and use their own funds and to work on their own projects a he said. But he stressed that funds and Council backing should be available to them As Well. A meeting was called for next monday at 3 . In the courthouse. The county commissioners said they will notify Secre Tarys of county Chambers of Commerce and political subdivisions of the purpose of the meeting and ask them to Send representatives. If the Council is to receive state funds or. Ramsey said reactivation must be accomplished by july in the beginning of the new fiscal year. The communities of Bradford Smethport port Allegany it. Two engines and an Emer Jewett and Eldred were repro gency truck of the port Aile seated at the meeting and a rep Gany Volunteer fire department resent Tive of Kane who a responded to a 9 15 . Call pressed interest in the meeting to the 200 Block of ports main but was unable to attend said St., and quickly extinguished the he would meet with or. Ramsey Blaze. I later in the week. Or. Lucius Rogers Shero Dies after illustrious life sity runway lights and runway firemen quickly put out Blaze Iii Auto a Suerator caught fire and gof county group plans dinner election officers will be elected during a dinner meeting of the Mckean county Republican committee on june 20 at 6 30 ., it was announced monday by Merle e. Dickinson county Register of wills. The meeting will be held at Gateway lanes in Smethport. Or. Dickinson said Jie expects about 123 to attend. The death of or. Lucius Rogers Shero 77, a native of Smethport ended an illustrious career. Or. Shero emeritus professor of greek at Swarthmore College died on Friday May 31, at his Home at 651 North Chester Road in Swarthmore. He was born on april 5, 1891, in Smethport the son of the late or. And mrs. W. F. Shero. His father was a former Rector of St. Luke a episcopal Church in Smethport. Or. Shero retired in 1959 after being at Swarthmore More than 30 years. He earned his bachelors degree at Haverford College and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. A former Rhodes scholar at Oxford or. Shero was visiting professor at Stanford University the american school of classical studies in Athens Greece and Haverford College. At various times he had served As president of the american philological association chairman of the latin committee of the College Entrance examination Board and president of the Philadelphia society of the archaeological Institute of America. A member of Phi Beta Kappa or. Shero was Active in the american Guild of organists hymn society of America world affairs Council of Philadelphia and american civil liberties Union. Or. Shero was a former president of the corporation for Christian work in educational institutions of the episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania and was senior Warden and Lay Reader at Trinity episcopal Church Swarthmore. Survivors include three daughters Caroline Adrienne and Frances and a sister mrs. Jackley Hines of it Jewett

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