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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 18, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county a. County Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday june 18, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per Vear single copy Loe no. 25 congressman Johnson favors amendment to permit prayer and Bible Reading in schools congressman Albert w. Johnson has stated that instead of appearing before the House judiciary committee to testify in favor of the Becker amendment which would permit voluntary prayer and Bible Reading in the Public schools he elected to file a statement with the committee to be incorporated with the record. The statement dwells principally on the question of whether it is proper and right at this time to Amend the . Constitution in the manner provided for in the Becker amendment. Congressman Johnson pointed out that his statement is particularly timely because of the statement filed with the committee by 225 lawyers. Or. Johnson believes the latter statement says in effect that further amendments to the . Constitution must be blocked leaving the supreme court of the United states free to rewrite the Constitution at will. Says Many War shocked a Many persons were shocked by the statement filed by these act Progress reported in Mckean co. Agricultural conservation program practices were carried out on 119 farms in Mckean county in 1963, according to Arthur Brown chairman Mckean county agricultural stabilization and conservation committee. This compares with 115 farms participating in 1962. To Date 130 farms have signed their intentions to participate in the 1964 a program. We Are predicting that 175 farms will enrol during the 1964 program. The figures indicate that More Farmers Are realizing the advantages of signing up in the act program. Under the 1963 agricultural conservation program conservation measures on county farms represented a total investment of around $59,000.00. Act Cost sharing amounted to about one half this amount. Below is a breakdown of 1963 act practices completed in Mckean county establishing permanent cover on 618 acres Liming on 1421 acres Cross slope strip cropping on 118 acres tree plants on 21 acres improving established cover on 214 acres Clearing pastureland on 47 acres constructing one farm Pond establishing cover on 43.000 Square feet diversions ditch Banks etc., constructing 4460 Lin. It. Diversion terraces constructing open ditches and tile drainage on 4454 feet and establishing Winter cover crop on 26 acres. The pc for 1964, the 29th year is now Well underway. The funds Are almost exhausted so if your Are needing any spa assistance this year you Are advised to come in right away. The office is located at 412 w. Water St., Smethport. Allegheny sets records Allegheny airlines established All time passenger and cargo records in May when it carried More than 107,500 passengers and 3,000,000 pounds of air mail and other air cargo on scheduled flights. Passengers flew nearly 21,000,000 Miles Topping May 1963 by 15%. Mail and cargo was up More than 40%. Attorneys a congressman Johnson said. The length of congressman Johnson a statement makes it impossible to reprint it verbatim. However these sub headings will give an idea of the context a a effect of prayer and Bible Reading a a How the prayer and Bible Reading decisions came a a the problem created and its a a there is precedent for the Becker a the 13th amendment freed the a a the 14th amendment made slaves a a the 16th amendment permitted the previously invalid income a a the 21st amendment corrected an unpopular decision of Congress and the people As a a what about the Becker amendment a a a amendments granting Freedom not unusual in our under this subhead Are cited �?o13th amendment made men free. �?o14th amendment gave persons Freedom from illegal state action. �?o19th amendment a Freedom of franchise to a amendment consistent a the Becker amendment a congressman Johnson s statement save a is wholly consistent with this concept of adding to the Freedom of the individual As set out above. It Grants to persons the Freedom of participating in voluntary Bible Reading or prayer in our schools As Well As allows reference to a supreme being in a Public document. A since the Early Days of our existence As a nation there has been Complete Accord with the View that our government cannot establish a religion that must be recognized by All citizens. A but acknowledgement of a supreme being has also been a part of our history. A in 1953 the same supreme court said in the Case of Zorach v. Clauson 343 . 306, 313 a we Are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a supreme being. A thus there must be an area in which it is proper for government to acknowledge the existence of divine Power so Long As there is no governmental action tending to establish religion or to prohibit its free exercise. Help make More moral adults a voluntary devotional exercises in Public schools will help to bring religion into children a lives and help youngsters to grow up into More moral adults than they otherwise would have become. A the Becker amendments passage would not mean that a state legislature would immediately pass a Law establishing a religion. Each of the 50 states now has in its state Constitution a provision respecting Freedom of religion and the guarantee thereof. A the Becker amendments passage would mean that those schools that desired to have voluntary prayer and Bible read ing As heretofore would be permitted to do so. A the passage of the Becker amendment would be a Long step Forward in stopping the trend toward a secularization of United states Westerberg named to two committees Mckean county representative Victor j. Westerberg of Kane has Boon named to two committees in the Pennsylvania general Assembly according to word received hero thursday. Assemblyman Westerberg will serve on the state s mines and minerals and highways committees. Will protest new surplus food rules the Mckean county commissioners tuesday voted to protest new regulations relating to Eligi i vilify for surplus food. The action came following receipt of a letter from Lewis l. Crippin Secretary of the Warren county Board of commis-1 sinners. It was accompanied by a Resolution adopted by that Agency. Stating that a it is our opinion that restrictions Are too stringent and remove Many individuals from the surplus food program who make Good use of the commodities a copies of that Resolution were sent to state and Federal officials or. Crip pen stated. Mckean commissioners said they also were greatly concerned Over the recently enacted eligibility regulations and object to the new portion relating to declaration of liquid assets which Are now utilized to determine in part the eligibility of persons receiving surplus items. The local Resolution asks for revision of the regulations and chairman r. E. Youngquist asked that copies be forwarded to proper state and Federal officials and agencies. Approval was Given tuesday to the following occupation tax exoneration requested by collectors Hamlin township 80 taxable at $160 Eldred Borough 118 taxable $236 Kane Borough 38 taxable and $76. County Aid applications from the liquid fuels fund were approved for these townships Bradford $7,500, a special allocation to be used for replacement of the Browntown Road Bridge damaged some months ago when allegedly struck by a car also Bradford regular Roadway work $8.7a3 Liberty resurfacing and repair projects $4,000. It was agreed to $57 in connection with the expense of the memorial Day Observance in Ludlow. Announcement was made by chief clerk George e. Berk water that a meeting of the Mckean county civil defense Council be held this evening at the courthouse. John Shaw of the area Headquarters staff will discuss the 1964-65 cd program with county officials. Kinzua Power Plant this sketch it the Kinzua dem details where the proposed upper Reservoir would be built the Plant and Power lines As envisioned by the Pennsylvania electric company pen elec and Cleveland electric illuminating co. The two companies Pion to build a $30 million hydroelectric Power Plant at the Kinzua dam site if approval is granted by the Federal Power commission. Power Plant at Kinzua dam proposed find lost child behind billboard Debbie Burt five year old daughter of or. And mrs. Wayne Burt of East Smethport was reported missing about 9 45 p. In. Saturday. Smethport firemen responded to an alarm and searched the wooded area near Bush Hill. Just before the firemen prepared to Drain a farm Pond the child was located behind a billboard adjoining the Highway. Authorities say the child was missing an hour but had suffered no ill effects. The Pennsylvania electric co. Pen elec and the Cleveland electric ruminating co announced thursday a proposal for a jointly owned $30,000,000 hydroelectric Power Plant in Northwest Pennsylvania which will Benefit both companies customers by keeping Down the Cost of electricity. The two companies have applied to the Federal Power commission in Washington d. C., for a License to construct and operate the proposed Kinzua Power Plant to be built at the Allegheny Reservoir. Pen elec had originally Apfield for the Federal License on feb. 14, 1962. Since that time pen elec has made numerous studies of the project in order to provide additional data requested by the Federal Power commission. Louis h. Rock Lis jr., perlite president stressed the importance of the project to the Economy of Pennsylvania a through increased use of bituminous Coal. Unlike other Hydro projects which have a tendency to displace Coal this project will sub Griffin elected county bar head at annual meet the Mckean county bar association held its annual dinner meeting wednesday evening of last week at the Valley Hunt club in Lewis run. Chosen new officers Albert a. Griffin of Bradford presi i Dent i. E. Mccommon of Bradford vice president William f. Potter of Smethport Secretary Anthony Chambers of Bradford i treasurer. At the business session plans were made to attend the Pennsylvania state bar association convention in Erie june 25-27. The principal speaker will be gov. William w. Scranton. Stan tally increase the use of Pennsylvania Coal. A decision to Start work on the Kinzua Plant would depend it i when the Federal License is received and its terms. Completion and initial operation of the Plant is tentatively planned for 1968. The Plant would store electricity in the form of water at a High Elevation a for later use to meet Peak demands for Power. The Allegheny Reservoir itself would provide the Basic water. The lower Reservoir would be for the Plant. A second Reservoir which the companies would build would be an upper Reservoir covering some too acres to a depth of 50 feet and would be located on top of a Mountain 800 feet above the Plant. In addition the Plant will have one conventional non reversible hydroelectric Turbine of 25,000 kilowatt capacity Indian ousting by Kinzua dam flooding is denied breakfast Fly in aviation Day set breakfast Fly in and aviation Day will be held at the Harri Emery Airport sunday beginning about 8 . And continuing through the afternoon. The event is sponsored by the Mckean aviation association. Walter h. Klussman general chairman said that invitations to participate in the Days activities have been sent to airports in new York Ohio Virginia and Pennsylvania. Last Pear More than too Small Airlift showed up for the fliers Holiday. There will be a special show beginning about i ., for the it bulk which is also invited to he breakfast. Highlight of the afternoon will be sky diving Lith the daredevils of the air trapping from about 7,500 feet Redfield elected officer of pm and free falling to about 2,500 feet before pulling the ripcord. Several contests under the direction of Frank stack will be held for the pilots. These will include spot Landing and Short Field take off. Other committee personnel include Peter Polito or. Assisted by Lawrence Warner communications Nicholas Georget son of port Allegany assisted by Don Cummins breakfast cooking John Heffner Gas pumps Jack Wells directional posters. Also Philip Pecora food Floyd Irons safety Michael Mitchell serving of food Ben Loop registration for contests Hugh Morris registration of aircraft and Raymond Lewis showing of movies in the administration building. Pocono Manor a. F. Willard Harper an Allentown businessman was elected president of the aaa Pennsylvania motor federation an affiliate of the american automobile association Friday. # he succeeds Samuel s. Scott of Pittsburgh who retired after serving two terms. The election climaxed the three Day 58th annual meeting attended by 525 delegates. Also named were vice presidents h. Clifford Kreisle of Lancaster Hamlin d. Redfield of Bradford Weldon b. Heyburn of Philadelphia James l. Dunn of Uniontown Clarence k. Pulling of Erie Thomas Al Evans of Pittsburgh and judge Clarence e. Bodie of Honesdale. Faull or. Named to Forest committee Washington do. William l. Faull jr., of the Bardes lumber corp., Bradford has been appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania Forest industries committee for 1964. He will serve on the of Pic a National Council of Forest Industry representatives Active in maintaining full productivity of the forests through tree farming. Other members of the committee Are a. L. Bennett of Johnsonburg. Tom w. Leete of Roulette and Edward a. Pontzer of St. Marys. Operating from the upper Pool of water to generate additional electricity Ana to help maintain the army engineers desired level of downriver flow regulation. Electricity generated at the interstate status is being sought for is. Route 6 Harrisburg a two re. Publican assemblymen have prep esed that u. S. Route 4 be converted into an interstate Highway crossing Pennsylvania s Northern tier counties Between Crawford and Pike counties. Their Resolution asked that the state Highway department submit to the new state Highway commission plans for construction of the Road which would begin North of Meadville. The artery would run North through Crawford county and then swing East through Erie Warren Mckean Petter Tioga Bradford Wyoming Lackawanna Wayne and Pike counties ending near Milford in the new Jersey Border. The legislators reps. Ralph j. Down Mercer and Arthur j. Wayne said Tho Road was needed to help the Northern tier attract Industry and build its tourist Trade. Quaker slate dinner scheduled for Friday the annual testimonial dinner honouring retiring retired and Quarter Century employees of the Quaker state Oil refining corp. Will be held at 6 30 Friday at Valley Hunt club. Sith Bucknell reunion miss Mary Cotton of Eldred attended the 68th reunion of her class of 1896 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg last weekend. Plant would be transmitted and distributed Over both the illuminating company a and pen elects lines. During Low Power demand periods such As nights sundays and holidays electricity would drive the reversible turbines As pumps to lift the water from the Allegheny Reservoir to the upper Reservoir. When peaks in Power demand occur water stored in this upper Reservoir would be released generating electricity As it fell through the same turbines which pumped it Uphill. But instead of flowing downriver after generating Power As is the usual Case most of the water would be sent Back into the Allegheny Reservoir behind the dam from which it came. So in effect the Kinzua Plant would use much of the same water Over and Over to generate electricity. Warren a Joseph Renouf resident Engineer at the Kinzua dam project tuesday stated that the Gates on the dam will not be closed until All Indian families in the area Are resettled in new Homes. This was in answer to a statement made june to by George Heron president of the Seneca Indian nation who said that a my people will not move from their Homes in the Kinzua Reservoir area until next Spring come hell or High at the time or. Heron said that the nation in the path of the 29-mile Reservoir would remain As is until next year despite the declaration of the . Corps of army engineers that it would begin to flood the lands this fall. Or. Renouf said that in regards to the flooding there was a misunderstanding As to the timetable for the completion of the $109 million dam. It is not set to be concluded until oct. 1,1965. Flooding he said would probably not take place until late 1966. He went on to say that if the dam is inundated it would be because of ice jams behind the 165-foot High dam during the next two Winters. There Are Only six pumped storage Hydro Power plants in operation throughout the coun try though several others in eluding Kinzua Are under design or construction. Welfare services supervise care for 294 youths care for 249 children in Mckean county is supervised by child welfare services it was disclosed by miss Marjorie Metcalf acting director at a Mckean county child welfare Board meeting tuesday night at Smethport. The breakdown 189 in their own Homes under Agency supervision 44 in 23 Foster Homes 25 in children a Home of Bradford and 20 in state institutions. Three adoptive Homes and four Foster Homes now Are under study miss Metcalf said. She also reported on a directors meeting she recently attended at Warren where plans were discussed for in service 1 training for child welfare personnel. Joseph Shurilla chairman conducted the business meeting at Smethport. Mrs. J. Al Derfer submitted reports from the by Laws and Constitution committees. Future projects were discussed and committees named to formulate plans. Other Board members attending included mrs. Donald Bovaird mrs. Robert Mccreary mrs. Rita Sanberg and mrs. Galen Smith. I. Hillenbrand new assistant school supt. John b. Hillenbrand. Vice principal and director of Pupil personnel services at the Bemus Point ., Central High school was named assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools during a regular meeting of the county Board of school directors monday night. Or. Hillenbrand succeeds or. William d. Igoe assistant county superintendent since 1958. Who will assume his new position of supervising principal of the Mansfield area schools on july i. Or. Hillenbrand started his education career As a latin and English teacher in Plum Borough High school Allegheny county. He served in a similar position in the North Braddock schools where he later became director of guidance and psychologist. He continued in a similar capacity in the it. Lebanon school system. The new assistant superintendent received his baccalaureate degree from Duquesne University followed by three years of graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed certification requirements in the Fields of curriculum coordinator Public school psychologist guidance and school administration. In addition to his eligibility for the superintendents commission or. Hillenbrand holds both elementary and secondary school principals certificates and the supervising principals certificate. The resident Engineer also stated that it was possible that the contractor May not Complete pouring of the two remaining monoliths the Concrete Center sections containing the water control valves for this year. A even if they Are completed a he said a fall six Gates will remain open until oct. I 1965, and beyond if necessary. A number of major projects remain for work including the installation of a $2.3 million subterranean Concrete sealer to prevent seepage through the dams Earth Bunker. This is a six month project or. Renouf said and should get underway this week. There is also an 18-month task of Clearing 13,000 acres of Reservoir Basin floor of Trees and floatable objects to the 1,333-foot summer Pool Elevation. The contract for this however is not expected to be awarded before August. Reconstruction and replacement of 46 Miles of roads along the new York perimeter of the Reservoir is a two year Job to Cost $18.5 million. Earlier this month the first contract was awarded for $250,000 for a secondary Road in Cain hollow. Year to fill Reservoir according to or. Renouf it will take almost a year of Normal precipitation to fill the Reservoir to its 19-mile summer Pool length because of the necessity of maintaining the River flow even at a reduced level. In referring to the a Cut off Wall a or. Renouf said that it would be built upstream from the present construction work. He continued by saying that Tho contractor would excavate to Bedrock across the face of Tho dam and Drill to a depth of two feet in solid Rock. As the work progresses he said the Trench thus provided would be filled with a special mud to prevent unwanted fillin. Later fluid Concrete would be pumped in under pressure to push out the mud and create a Concrete Wall across the face of the dam. Will plan horse show plans for a horse show on july la will be discussed during a meeting of the Mckean county 4-h rough riders tonight at 7 30 in Keating Grange Hall East Smethport. County agent c. E. Craver will attend the meeting. House unit votes $27 million More for Kinzua work Washington a the House appropriations committee As requested by the army engineers approved thursday $27 million for continuing work on the Kinzua dam project in the fiscal year starting july i. Here is the engineers contemplated program for the year with the estimated Cost of each item Complete acquisition of land $2,643,000. Continue relocation $13,882,-700. Continue Reservoir Clearing $2,800,000. Continue construction of dam $3,100,000. Initiate and Complete construction of roads $72,000. Initiate construction of recreation facilities $1,250,000. Continue construction of buildings grounds and utilities $150,-000. Continue Purchase of permanent operating equipment $100,-000. Engineering and design $650,-ooo. County treasurer named to state association Post old Home week in port this is old Home week in port Allegany. The Thompson Bros. Carnival is set up on the Public Square. The firemen a Parade is scheduled for 7 30 Friday. Seneca indians wont move out of dam area until �?T65 organize tractor club officers of the Mckean county 4-h tractor club will be elected during a meeting tonight at 7 in the. Office of the Smethport tractor amp implement co. On East Street Smethport. Three county 4-h Council representative also will be named. Salamanca George Heron president of the Seneca Indian nation stated wednesday that his people will not move from their Homes in the Kinzua Reservoir area until next Spring a come hell or High he said Seneca indians in the path of the 29-mile Long Reservoir a will remain put until next year despite the declaration of the . Corps of army engineers that it will begin to flood the lands this fall. Heron said it was useless to consider relocating the 127 families now living in the path Ai the Reservoir until next year. A two months of Ideal construction weather Are now behind us without one new Home having been started a Heron stated. A a the Seneca Council is reluctant to award any building contract without some Assurance that it will have funds to for the Homes once they Are he blamed a stalemate in Washington d.c., in connection with approval of House Bill 1794 for his position. He said funds cannot be appropriated by the indians to begin construction of the housing until the House and Senate agree on an $11 million difference regarding the amount to be paid the senecas. On feb. 7, the House approved legislation that would give the senecas $20.15 million for rehabilitation and compensation but the Senate Cut the amount to $9.1 million in a Bill it approved late in March. Floyd a. Irons of Aiken Mckean county treasurer was elected second vice president at the Pennsylvania state convention of county treasurers held at West Chester saturday at the annual session. The convention had been in session for four Days. The 1965 convention was voted to Sharon with newly elected president Frank l. Davis of Mercer county As Host and convention chairman. Other officers named include John w. Peck Westmoreland county first vice president Donald b. Hoffman Lehigh county Secretary treasurer. Other officers on the executive committee besides messes. Davis Peck Irons and Hoffman include mrs. Dorothy her Tig Chester county Clair d. Johnson Sullivan county and i Warren Diffenderfer Union county. State officers present and addressing the convention included i Donald Smith Secretary of Revenue Robert Sickenberger assistant director of the game commission and Nick Verna of the miscellaneous License division. Named to the legislative committee for the new year were Malcol Hoy Allegheny county Edwin s. Hineman. Delaware Eugene Hatzell and Lawrence a. Williams both of Northumberland Donald Yarish Greene. Warren Leoney Monroe and Harold l. Howard Potter. It was suggested that the county treasurers hold meetings with various sportsmen a club officers so As to have better understanding on the problems relative to the licensing and especially the Antler less Deer licenses. Or. Irons pointed out sunday night that he will Welcome a meeting with any of the sportsmen a club officers. There will be no reduction of Antler less Deer permits or. Irons was assured. He was even told the is a possibility of Moi

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