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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 19, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot a Mckean count is picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday March 19, 1964 terms Koo per year single copy�?10c no. 12 Smethport must improve Boro building the Smethport Borough Council which is contemplating the construction of a new $75,000 Borough building has been ordered by the Pennsylvania department of labor and Industry to make a number of changes to the old Structure on water William j. Reitz supervisor of the state department has Given the Borough 30 Days in which to comply with the directive. In a communication to the Smethport Borough Council dated in Pittsburgh March 6, or. Reitz said a following an examination of the above premises Borough building on feb. 20, 1964, by inspector Siegel it is found necessary to require the following according to the Laws and standards of this common we a1 the a in fire extinguishers to be checked and brought up to Date. �?o2 a provide an additional Means of egress from second floor. �?o3�?boiler room to be of 2-hour fire resistive construction. Door leading to same to be a Gass b self closing fire door. �?o4�?provide two handrails on stairways 40 inches or Over in Width. A �?o5�?provide illuminated exit lights Over All exit doors. �?o6�?metal lath and plaster ceiling on first floor Over fire truck. �?o7�?submit plans in Triplicate for additional Means of egress from second floor to the department of labor and Industry buildings division labor and Industry building seventh and forester sts., Harrisburg a. Enclose Check in amount of $7.50 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for examination and approval of Democrat unit studies vacancy in county office a full meeting of the executive committee of the Mckean county democratic committee was held in the court House at Smethport monday night to discuss a recommendation to fill the minority vacancy in the office of the Mckean county commissioners. The vacancy was created by the death of Albert Harrington Bloomster hollow following a lengthy illness. Henry Hebda chairman announced after the meeting that several names had been sent to judge Glenn e. Mencer. Judge Mencer according to Law has the final say on the appointment of a successor. He is not obligated to follow party recommendations said or. Hebda. Following a Brief discussion on the upcoming primaries in april it was announced that mrs. Mary o Mara vice chairman of the county democratic party would head a committee for the formation of a Booster gub for mrs. Grace Sloan currently state treasurer who is a candidate for state auditor general. Mrs. Of Mara will be assisted by mrs. Matthew Slattery and mrs. Dawn Kritz both of Bradford. 24 of 200 farms in Mckean sign for Grain plan Twenty four of 200 eligible farms in Mckean county have signed up for participation in the 1964 feed Grain program Arthur Brown chairman agricultural stabilization and conservation study committee has announced. Eligible farms Are those which grew one or More of the three feed grains a Corn Grain sorghum or Barley during the programs base years 1959 and 60, or. Brown explained. Producers would earn $9,829 in diversion payments for participating in the feed Grain program this year. Or. Brown reminded Farmers resist rations for the program will extend through March 27 at the county office. The ask office will be open tuesday and thursday evenings from 7 to 9 during March. Regular hours Are 8 . To 4 30 ., monday through Friday. Drive for retarded saturday and sunday the drive for the Benefit of the Mckean county Assn. For retarded children will be conducted in the Smethport area saturday and sunday from 1 30 to 3 30 The Campaign in this area was net conducted last sunday annual drive Day in the rest of Mckean county. A or a a sunday drive nets $2,528 for children incomplete returns by Volunteer workers sunday disclosed $2,528.50 collected during the afternoons door to door solicitation for the 1964 Campaign of the Mckean county association for retarded children. General chairman Malcolm Rankin of Bradford said a number of volunteers had not reported late sunday night but were expected to do so within the next few Days. This amount does not include contributions made through the special gifts division by mail Appeal. The drive for funds will continue through the balance of the month. Bradford area showed $1,200 collected sunday in Bradford City Foster Ana Bradford townships Custer City and Lewis run. Other areas with partial reports were port Allegany $283.35 it. Jewett $160.40 Eldred $53.50 Kane $667 Duke Center Rixford and Prentiss Vale $164.25. Record sales earnings set by Quaker state Oil congratulations a and a gift a to the judge judge Glenn e. Mencer third from left beams happily As he receives the congratulations and a gift from mayor Donald Frisbee at a testimonial Given in his Honor tuesday night at Eldred Borough school. Or. Mencer was honoured by 206 citizens of Eldred and Vicinity. He received a Gold watch i a to a a a a presented by Mayer Frisbee and was praised by judge Walter p. Wells Potter county the main speaker. Looking on from left Are Francis Slavki master of ceremonies mrs. Mencer judge Wells Charles g. Hubbard former Mckean county judge whom or. Mencer succeeded and mayor Frisbee. Photo by Don Husted a aaa a a a a Oil City record sales and earnings per share were reported for 1963 by Quaker state Oil refining corp. The annual report mailed to stockholders this week revealed the com county a school Board approves five unit plan by a 3-0 vote the Mckean county Board of school directors monday night decided to recommend to the state that a five unit school administrative plan be approved for the county. The unanimous vote came after months of debate. Voting for the five unit plan were Michael Lombard of Hamlin township president of the county Board or. Arvid h. Baker of port Allegany and Harry Lehman of Otto township. Two Board members unable to be present and expressing approval of the plan were James Mcgill of Foster township and Francis Gaus Man of Kane . I. The recommendation of the county Board will now be held pending petitions should any District feel aggrieved by the de judge Mencer feted by Eldred people flood authority charges interest on past due Bills a communication from the Bradford District flood control authority was read during a meeting of the Mckean county commissioners monday in the court House at Smethport. It indicated that similar notices had been dispatched to the Bradford mayor and City Council Lewis run Borough officials and to supervisors of Foster Bradford and Lafayette townships. Stated was an excerpt from the minutes of a recent meeting of the flood authority when the following Resolution was adopted a that effective immediately interest at the rate of six percent a year be charged on All past due assessments by the authority to the political subdivisions which assessments shall be considered As past due on Glenn e. Mencer president judge of Mckean county was guest of Honor at a testimonial dinner tuesday night at the Eldred Borough school. The affair sponsored by the residents of the Community was attended by 200 persons. Among the notables present were Charles g. Hubbard whom or. Mencer succeeded As county judge and mrs. Hubbard of Smethport c. W. Lillibridge retired Mckean county superintendent of schools and later county probation officer Floyd Irons Mckean county treasurer and judge Walter p. Wells. Potter county who was the principal speaker. Attending and beaming were mrs. Mencer wife of the guest of Honor and his parents or. And mrs. Glenn Mencer of Smethport. The children of the judge Ruth Ann la Cora 9, and Glenn Mencer jr., 3, were present. Francis Slavin was master of ceremonies and introduced the guests after an address of Welcome was Given by Thurman Bishop president of Eldred rotary club and general chairman of the dinner. Judge Wells who has presided Over Many sessions of court at Smethport was High in his Praise of judge Mencer. In his talk he said a the Young judge followed closely the advice Given Many years ago by George Washington who urged that the Young men should study Law and the act of being he welcomed judge Mencer into the a brotherhood of judges and brought out the fact that being a judge a is one of the loneliest jobs on the Bench he said the judge is the one and Only one who must make the decisions. Judge Wells brought out the fact that judge Mencer Learned the fundamentals of being courteous and that it was attested to by the fact that a every time he ran for an office he garnered 95 percent of the county judge Mencer visibly affected by the tribute paid by the principal speaker and by his friends of the Community responded by saying a i am grateful at the Way i have been treated by Eldred and its the judge a native of Smethport moved to Eldred some 12 years ago to open his practice of Law. A year later he was elected As Borough solicitor a Gist he held until he was named clean county judge. While holding Down the local Post he also was District attorney for the county. Or. Mencer and his wife and family still make Eldred their Home residing on Mechanic St. After his talk Donald Frisbee mayor of Eldred presented the guest of Honor with a Gold wrist watch a gift of the Community. The Rev. Eugene e. Coleman pastor of St Raphael a Church read a St. Patrick Day hymn and also gave the Benediction. The Rev. Robert Goode pastor of the methodist Church gave the invocation. Serving the dinner were the members of the Eldred Borough Parent teacher association. Vision. It then would be submitted to the state department of Public instructions which would submit the recommendation to the state Council of Basic education. Deadline for recommendation is july i. The five unit setup would take effect july i 1966. The five Public school districts now include Smethport area Kane area Bradford area port Allegany area and Otto Eldred area. Jan. I of the year following the Calendar year for which such assessments were made a the motion was made by Joseph n. Breston and seconded by Edward r. Torgler. It was announced that bids will be opened by the Board next monday afternoon for furnishing equipment and other items for use this year at the county farm and Home. The commissioners Are planning to acquire a tractor and manure spreader and also to Purchase feed fertilizer seeds and fencing. Present at mondays meeting were chairman r. E. Young quist and Russell j. Weston. A yet judge Glenn e. Mencer has not designated a democratic member of the Board to succeed Albert j. Harrington who died a week ago. And nobody cried Weir firefighters from it. Jewett and Kane departments responded to an 11 15 Sunday alarm to the Lobo wolves farm located on it. 6, eight Miles West of it. Jewett to Battle a fire in the meat House. The firemen extinguished the Blaze within a half hour. No estimate of damage was Learned. Chief William Kessler and 20 men along with with two trucks responded from it. Jewett while or. H. D. Gardner Kane chief directed 30 volunteers and two pieces of equipment. Arrest Rew Man fourth time in seven years a 31-year-old Rew Man booked As Donald a. Howard was bound Over saturday to the next term of criminal court of Mckean county at Smethport on a charge of driving while under suspension. Or. Howard was arraigned before Justice of the peace Roland Magee of Sawyer City Foster township and m default of $500 bail Bond was taken to the count jail. The warrant for the arrest was served by Foster township police chief Earl Bridge. Saturdays arrest chief badge said marked the fourth time in a seven year period that Howard was arrested on a similar charge. On list 35 years later mrs. Reva sum Mer son who graduated from port Allegany High school in 1932, is on the Deans list at Mansfield state College with 3.60 out of a possible 4 Points. She is a Sophomore majoring in English. Bradford men Given workhouse jail sentences in Mckean county common pleas court at Smethport thursday Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer sentenced a 26-year-old Bradford Man to serve not less than nine months nor More than 18 in the Allegheny county workhouse at Pittsburgh in connection with cashing a series of worthless checks most of them in Bradford totalling $381. Ernest f. Hicks of 75 Forman St., Bradford pleaded guilty to the Check charges when arraigned. He had Given himself up to the police when he Learned that warrants were out for him. Another Case before judge Mencer was that of an assault and Battery charge against Henry Lewis Kayes of Railroad St., Bradford. The charge was brought by or. Kayes wife. Following the guilty plea judge Mencer sentenced Kayes a costs of prosecution and Ergo imprisonment in the clean county jail Here for not less than two nor More than four Calendar months. District attorney William f. Potter of Smethport represented the county. During thursdays court session or. Potter presented to non support cases before judge Mencer. Directors to meet the annual meeting of District 4-a school directors from Mckean Tioga Potter Cameron and Elk counties will be held in Emporium on april 6. Power failure Kos Airport aviation aids the Bradford Mckean Airport at it. Alton saturday had aviation aids knocked out of commission for about one hour due to Power failure Between 7 30 Ana 8 30 . Conditions were Back to Normal after repairs were made. A heavy fog settled in the Bradford area saturday afternoon with Zero visibility and ceiling reported at the it. Alton Airport 5 The limits at the local port were 400 feet and one mile visibility resulting in several flights being cancelled. Sylvania Plant to close All production facilities at the Sylvania tube Plant in Brookville will end in May. Foreign Competition is blamed. The Plant employed 600 at Peak production. White swans visit to Kinzua Kinzua a the a Infix dam project bed some new visitors monday. Looking Over the construction site Woro eight White swans. Residents of Tho area say Tho visit is an annual one to Tho Allegheny River in Tho Kinzua sector and usually lasts about a week. Man held for court on vehicle charges James Walton or. Of the Highland Road was arrested by Kane Borough police shortly after i . Friday for operating at motor vehicle without a License. Friday afternoon Walton was arraigned by Justice of the peace William Bunce. He pleaded guilty and in default of $200 bail was bound Over to Smethport for the next term of court. J. R. Rogers Bell business head to be promoted James r. Rogers business manager of the District Bell Telephone co. Office will be transferred to the Bell Pittsburgh office As of april i. There he will be an administrative assistant in the marketing department. Replacing or. Rogers who has been manager of the Bradford office More than three years will be l. E. Clevenger a native of Clarksburg . The new executive has been with Bell since 1952, serving on various staff assignments in Pittsburgh and its surrounding area. A Veteran of the . Marine corps he enjoys Golf and raising pedigreed dogs. Or. Clevenger and his wife Ethel Are expected to move to Bradford shortly after the first of april. Favor school plan Potter county school directors have decided to endorse the five unit school plan for the county. Kinzua dam May have Cut flood loss army says Washington d. C. The army engineers said Friday the Allegheny River dam and Reservoir had it been in operation this week would have reduced River Levels at Pittsburgh by almost two feet and reduced flood damage there by about $2 million. Gates of the dam now under construction near Kinzua pa., Are not scheduled to be closed until october. The flood control Structure will Back up a Reservoir almost to Salamanca . The Allegheny River crested at Pittsburgh wednesday at 31.6 feet but the engineers said the Crest would have been 29.7 feet had the dam been in operation. Eight reservoirs Are now operating in the Allegheny River system the engineers added and without them the River at Pittsburgh would have crested at 37.6 feet. Candidates names for ballot listed Vung to i unde Mck certification of names of candidates to be printed on party ballots for the Spring primary election to be held in Mckean county on tuesday april 28, has been received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania j the official list of candidates must be printed on the primary ballots in the following order which was established by the casting of lots As required by Law president a Republican none write in democratic none write in. . Senator a Republican Hugh Scott and w. Henry Mac Farland of Philadelphia democratic Genevieve Blatt and David b. Roberts of Pittsburgh and Michael a. Musmanno of Mckee rocks. Judge Superior court Republican Robert e. Woodside of Millersburg and Joseph c. Bruno of Philadelphia democratic Robert Lee Jacobs of Carlisle Robert e. Woodside of Millersburg Joseph c. Bruno Paul a. Simmons of Monongahela and j. Sydney Hoffman of Philadelphia. Auditor general Republican w. Stewart Helm of Kittanning democratic Samuel Gunnett Neff of Beaver Falls and Grace m. Sloan of Clarion. State treasurer Republican Robert d. Fleming of Pittsburgh democratic Thomas z. Minehart of fort Washington. Representative in Congress Republican Albert w. Johnson of Smethport and Richard c. Frame of Franklin democratic John still of Bradford. Senator general Assembly Republican James s. Berger of Coudersport democratic Stanley l. Homan of Kane. Member state committee a Republican Jack j. Mcdowell of Bradford democratic f. J. Of Hearn of Bradford. Delegates to National convention a Republican Robert m. Kurtz or. Of Clearfield does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president and e. P. Boyle of Oil City does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president democratic Lyle g. Hall of Ridgway does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president David j. Zacherl of Shippen Ville does Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president Duane e. Wilder of Warren does Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president and Laverne b. Wilson of Dubois does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president. Alternate delegates National convention Republican Charles n. Reinsel and William c. Hearst of Clarion both Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president and Donald j. Dennison of Brookville does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president democratic r. N. Mcdonald of Marienville does Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president and Max p. Gabreski of Oil City does not Promise to support popular Choice of party in the 23rd District for president. Representative general Assembly Republican Victor j. Westerberg of Kane and e. Kent Kane of Kush Equa democratic j. Richard Monago of Bradford. Two Are injured As car wrecks below Bush Hill port Allegany two passengers were injured one of whom was hospitalized in port Allegany Community Hospital in a one car Accident on route 6, about 3,1 Miles East of Smethport at 4 40 Sunday according to trooper Richard Lewis of Kane based state police. Miss Marilyn Elizabeth care of 203 Francis ave., port 16 and Terry Lee 17. Both of Newell Creek Eldred were injured and taken to the Hospital. Miss weeks was treated for bruised Knees and a bruised right wrist while Lee was admitted with a bruised right Temple. The Carey car is said to have been westbound below Bush Hill when it went off the berm. Nicked a guard rail bounced Back across the Road and against a tree. The car was extensively damaged. Pany earned $3.36 a share last year compared to $2.32 for 1962, an increase of 45 percent. Sales in 1963 were at a record High $64,414,999, As compared to $59,984,689 in the previous year. Income Rose for the second straight year from seven percent of the sales in 1962 to nine percent in 1963 before taxes on income the report also revealed that Quaker state purchased property in South Pasadena calif., in 1963, property which is being renovated to provide additional office and working space for expanded facilities to better the service to West coast customers. Improvement also was noted in the company a Gas production Outlook in West Virginia by purchasing the Waylin Oil co., of Huntington for $500,000. The Archase gave Quaker state Oil is holds in five southwestern counties in West Virginia. Tests the annual report continued a made prior to Purchase indicated this acreage highly suitable for natural Gas the Purchase it continued a also appears highly favourable for the production of Pennsylvania Grade crude the company also recently purchased truck Lite co. Inc., of Jamestown . The acquisition was made in Exchange for 20,000 shares of Quaker state Treasury Stock which at today Price is Worth some $880,000. The report the 33rd annual said that during 1963 the demand for Pennsylvania base lubricants increased approximately three percent Over 1962. Author questions sex police officer in coffin Case Quebec a author Jacques Herbert of Montreal questioned former sgt. Henri Doyon of the Quebec provincial police on tuesday As the Royal commission resumed hearings in the coffin Case. A Book by Herbert a accuse Les assassins de coffin i accuse coffins assassins spurred the Quebec government to establish the commission to look into the trial of Wilbert coffin. He was hanged feb. To 1956, for the 1953 shooting deaths of Eugene Lindsay 47 his son Richard 17 and Frederick Claar 20 three Hunters from Hollidaysburg a. All Well known in Mckean county. Hebert asked Why Doyon who led the Early investigation into the disappearance and death of the Hunters near Gaspe que., at one time suspected Donald coffin Wilbert a brother. Doyon said that at the beginning of the investigation a Man named Vincent Patterson told him the coffin Brothers were at his Camp and Donald coffin while cleaning his Rifle said a if any american jumped my claim id kill the three had Copper claims staked in the Gaspe. Francois gravel lawyer for the coffin family asked whether Patterson who was living in Toronto when the trial took place was Ever called to testify. Doyon said no. Car leaves Road two Are injured Kane a foggy and wet conditions were blamed for a one car Accident at 8 Saturday on route 6, three Miles East of Here according to state trooper Raymond Fratangelo of the Kane Barracks. James t. Rupe 16, of Hazel Hurst was westbound when his car went hit of control left the Road and toppled three guard rails before coming to a rest against a tree. Or. Rupe was Unini passent and Hazel Hurst suffered minor injuries. Damage to the car was estimated at $900. Corry loses convention closing of hotel Corry has compelled the episcopal diocese of Erie to cancel three year old plans to hold the 1964 diocesan convention in Corry next May. About 175 delegates will attend Che Church event. Isi a tree. Rupe was uninjured. Two ingers Phillip Hipchen 14, Craig erase 16, both of Young democrats Eye county Branch clubs the members of the planning committee of the Young democrats of Mckean county met in hulls hotel in Smethport last sunday to make arrangements to form Branch clubs in Smethport port Allegany and Kane. Plaques of the late president Kennedy a inaugural address were shown and members were asked to help in their distributions. Plans were also discussed for a Spring dance. Refreshments were served

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