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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 26, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county county Democrat Quot Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday March 26, 1964 terms�?4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 13 Kinzua resumes Concrete pouring Warren a pouring of Concrete for the Kinzua dam was resumed monday after this phase of the contract had been shut Down for the Winter. Pouring of the Concrete is the Start of the final 15 percent of the project according to James f. Knash chief Engineer for the Hunkin Coskey construction co. He said this final phase will be slower coordinated to other construction the fill and various installations. Philly judge to be speaker on Law Day judge j. Sydney Hoffman of county court of Philadelphia since May 17, 1956, will be speaker at a dinner program marking a Law Day on Friday May i in hotel Emery Bradford. Judge Hoffman is also chairman of the advisory committee of the joint state government commission of problems affecting juveniles. The Mckean county bar association will sponsor the dinner open to the Public. Griffith a. Herold Bradford attorney will again serve As chairman of the program. His vice chairman will be James f. Mcvay another Bradford attorney. The theme for this year is a observe the Law key to order mayors of municipalities and boroughs throughout Mckean county will Issue proclamations designating May i As Law Day . Mayors and their wives and other county officials will be invited for the function. Reservations for the dinner Are to be made now either at hotel Emery or with messes Herold or Mcvay. All Junior and senior High schools in the county will be visited by members of the Mckean county bar association on May i to address students in specially arranged Assembly programs. Or. Herold also announced that if any elementary school teacher would like to have a member of the bar speak to the smaller boys and girls in classes that the association would be More than willing to furnish an eloquent speaker. There will be hundreds of stickers with this years theme placed on correspondence coming from offices of county attorneys. Pamphlets Are also being distributed. The Tamer Gates Are on the site ready for installation. The Sluice Gates Are ready and in storage ready to be moved to the dam site when they Are needed. Larry Sowles superintend ant of the construction firm said to had conf or Rod with army corps of Engineer on resuming operations. The forms were heated and Tho huge mixing unit readied to resume operations he said. The giant mixing or Batching Plant has a maximum capacity of 325 cubic Yards of Concrete per hour. Meanwhile the huge Stone quarrying operation on a Hill overlooking the dam site continues a project that did not Stop during the Winter. Joseph Renouf resident Engineer on the project for the . Army corps of engineers stated that Clearing of Kinzua Creek Valley May possibly be let this Spring by contract but More Likely this summer. The Valley will be cleared to one foot stumpage to the 1,833 level which is five feet above the summer Pool level of 1,328 feet. All floatable materials will be removed from the 1,333 level to the 1,365 level. Or. Renouf pointed out the entire Siniue dem project involved 21,000 acres. The Kinzua Creek Valley clearance from the site of Kinzua Village to the 1,365 level is slightly less than nine Miles North of Kane. The 8114 million project is about 75 percent Complete. The target Date is 1965. Mckean students graduate at state degrees were conferred by the Pennsylvania state University saturday on the following area students at the close of the Winter term Bonnie l. Feheley Eldred is elementary and kindergarten education. Laverne s. Johnson Kane med educational administration. Richard d. Foote it. Jewett is aerospace engineering. Accident award the estate of the late Allen c. Taylor of Shinglehouse will receive $3,500 in an out of court settlement. The 30-year-old father of four was killed last november when his car collided with a Halliburton Cement truck driven by Neal Madison of Rix Ford in Coudersport. Forest Road to dam area under Way Kane a Forest service Highway link from Kane North to the Kinzua dam area via major recreational developments in the Allegheny National Forest is advancing at two Points. A contractor began the new link from route 321 to Kia Sutha from the Southern end of the Allegheny Reservoir Basin. And from a Point near the Casey Bridge at Kinzua the new two Lane Forest Road to Jakes rocks and Coal Knobb Tower is in motion. The latter project will have a Loop and connection from the . Forest service Highway from red Bridge to Jakes rocks area and Casey Bridge following the West line of the Reservoir area. The u. S. Forest service Highway through the Allegheny National Forest is expected to be completed next year. One link will remain to be contracted. Ultimately a two Lane Black topped Scenic Forest Road will materialize to carry heavy northbound traffic into the dam area As the Short route and main Southern Access from Kane. Route 321 remains an Uncertain project. The Clearfield District has surveyed the route North from Kane to red Bridge for reconstruction. There will be a High Bridge Over Kinzua Creek at that Point with extensive fill and a Survey now is underway by the u. S. Army corps of engineers of the route to a Junction with route 59 about two Miles from Kinzua. This project will be handled by the Franklin District of the state highways department. State hospitals provide for 61 my Kean children Harrisburg the state department of Public welfare Las disclosed that 61 Mckean county children Are patients in Tate owned institutions for men ally retarded. Of this number according to lie departments office of men Al health 52 Are in the schools and hospitals and nine Are in Date Homes on leave. A year earlier 50 count ians Ere in state schools and hesitate and nine on leave. A breakdown of Mckean county residents in state schools r on leave of absence is As Fol jews with the previous years figures in parenthesis Ebensburg state school and Hospital four in residence four a residence and one on leave i am Burg state school and hos 1 pita six in residence and one on leave the same Laurelton state school and Hospital Tai in residence and two on leave eight in residence and two on leave pen Hurst state school and Hospital one in residence the same Polk state school and Hospital 19 in residence and four on leave 19 in residence and three on leave Selinsgrove state school and Hospital six in residence and two on leave the same White Haven state school and Hospital six in residence the same. Currently 27 Mckean count ians Are awaiting admission to one of Pennsylvania a state owned facilities an upswing Over the previous year when 23 count ians were awaiting admission. Questionnaires Are mailed out by congressman congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport stated today that a representative can better serve his District if he knows what the consensus of opinion of his constituents is on the leading questions of the Day. Bearing this in mind congressman Johnson of the 23rd District of Pennsylvania comprising Clarion Clearfield Elk Forest Jefferson Mckean Venango and Warren counties has mailed to a Large number of citizens a questionnaire to ascertain their views. The questions asked by congressman Johnson Are As follows a should the Constitution be amended to permit voluntary Bible Reading and prayer in the Public schools a do you approve of president Johnson a announced plan to incur a $4.9 billion deficit this coming year a do you favor the construction of a new sea level canal to replace the Panama canal a the United states now permits Sale of wheat and other grains to Russia by our exporters. Should the United states government guarantee payment a do you favor the a medicare Quot proposal for the eligible elderly financed by an increase in social Security taxes a do you favor president Johnson a proposal for a Federal welfare program to end poverty a do you think our crash program to land a Man on the Moon is Worth the Cost and the Effort a do you feel that our prestige abroad is lower now than when Eisenhower was president congressman Johnson stated that the results of this poll will be made known to respondents in the near future. The questions concerning voluntary Bible Reading and prayer in our schools and the Federal welfare program to end poverty Are particularly pertinent at the present time he said. Star mail Carrier fatally stricken in Eldred garage James v. Colosimo 56, of 248 South Avenue Bradford a Star route mail Carrier and Veteran of world War ii was stricken with a fatal attack of illness last thursday morning while visiting Todd a Ford garage in Eldred. After receiving first Aid the stricken mailman was rushed in the ambulance of the Eldred Borough Volunteer fire dept. To the Bradford Hospital where he died at 2 . Saturday. A son of the late or. And mrs. Fred Colosimo he was born in Galeton on nov. 18, 1907. He attended the Bradford schools and was Active in sports. He was a member of St. Bernard Church and the knights of Columbus Moose and american legion. Survivors include his wife two daughters mrs. Henry Vecellio of Lewis run and mrs. Anthony Pascarella of Bradford three sons Frederick James or. And Thomas All of Bradford two Sisters and four Brothers. The funeral service was conducted tuesday in St. Bernard Church and interment was in the Parish cemetery. Or. George Zink to Start practice in Columbia a. Or. George b. Zink an osteopathic physician who has practice in Smethport for More than 21 years announced this week that he plans to move to Columbia pa., during the month of april. Or. Zink plans to terminate his practice in Smethport on april la but his family will remain in Smethport until suitable living accommodations Are found. They plan to move to Columbia during the summer. Columbia a Community of 13,000 population is located on the Susquehanna River and is Midway Between York and Lancaster. There Are several modern osteopathic hospitals in that Section of Pennsylvania and or. Zink will be Able to take advantage of their facilities. In addition to his Busy professional practice in this area or. Zink is widely known As a Lay speaker in Church circles. He also is a talented musician. The Good wishes of Many friends will accompany the members of the Zink family to their new Home. Mckean cancer drive will open on april 1st photo by Don l. Mcintyre crumpled death car a the automobile in which Bernard Hod ton or. Met his death at Larabee Junction Early sunday tumbled Ever an embankment and later was rammed by a Pennsylvania Railroad diesel locomotive. Highway sign adds a macabre touch. Limestone Man Dies in crash at Larabee or. B. J. Roche or. Presided at last weeks meeting of the executive Board of the Mckean county unit of the american cancer society held in the Assembly room of the Bradford Hospital. Reports included that of the treasurer Charles Rowe the Rev. Roland Osgood Public education and David Pytcher crusade. The annual crusade to save More lives through research education and service will to launched in Mckean county in april i. Or. Pytcher county chairman said that preparation for this years crusade will concentrate on More effective training of volunteers for the door to door Bell ringing which is important in raising funds and educating the Public in ways to protect themselves from death from cancer. He urged All those wishing to Volunteer a in this vital struggle against possible death from cancer to get in touch with their local unit. A we need volunteers and we must saturate the Community with life saving information if we Are to do the Job we Are called upon to do. Because of the importance of the Job to the Community a welfare i am sure the people will respond with enthusiasm out of a sense of duty and compassion for Peoples lives a or. Stated. He added that men and women everywhere Are becoming increasingly aware of the urgency of the cancer problem and what they can do about it personally. Last year he pointed out More than 44,000 men and women were saved from cancer who would have died had they developed the disease to years ago. The american cancer society explains that it is new possible to save at least one but it two of these who develop cancer but Only one but of three is actually being saved. And with the growing number of scientists involved in it Pytcher Mckean county has recorded dead when at 3 25 . A diesel its fourth motor vehicle Accident fatality of 1964. Bernard Hodgson jr., 25, of Limestone ., re i was instantly killed in a one car Accident Early sunday off route 446. At Larabee Junction four Miles South of Eldred. Coroner Gale f. Hollenbeck issued a certificate of accidental death due to multiple Skull fractures. Trooper John Gentilman of the state police based at Kane investigated the mishap along with Coroner Hollenbeck. Police said the Hodgson car failed to negotiate a curve in the Road in route to port Allegany. It crossed the intersection leaving the Highway for a distance of about 75 feet and into a Field for another 30 feet. The car plunged Over a 25-foot embankment and continued for an additional 75 feet before Landing on the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks coming to rest on its wheels. Or. Hollenbeck ascertained that the Bradford native was engine drawn 15-car freight train in route to Olean struck the wrecked car carrying it about 125 feet before stopping. The train Crew or. Hollenbeck stated was unaware of the obstruction on the tracks. The fire Siren was sounded in Eldred Borough end firemen were assigned to direct traffic at the dangerous triangular Highway intersection and Bridge Over Tho Pennsylvania Railroad tracks. The train no. 2015, was in charge of Engineer j. A. Getz of 126 8th St., Renovo firemen t. E. Check of 914 Washington ave., Dubois and conductor c. F. Monoski of 422 Ontario ave., Renovo. The victim was born sept. 25, 1938, in Bradford the son of or. And mrs. Bernard Hodgson sr., of Limestone He attended schools in Limestone and started to work in the Speer resistor Plant in Bradford in april 1957. He interrupted his employment in november 1961, to enter the u. S. Army. During his military enlistment he was a member of company a 24th engineering battalion armoured division. 7th army. He served 18 months in Germany. Following his honorable discharge in november 1963, or. Hodgson returned to Speer. He was a member of the it. John c. Roche Post no. 212, veterans of foreign wars Bradford Moose Lodge and the Limestone methodist Church. Surviving besides his parents Are three Brothers David Hodgson of Limestone James d. Hodgson of Erie and Carl Hodgson stationed with the . Army at fort Jackson . The funeral service was conducted yesterday afternoon in the Cahill funeral Home in Bradford by the Rev. Clark e. Gilmour pastor of the Limestone methodist Church. Interment was in the methodist cemetery at Limestone. James Omara named county commissioner a this Means a the chairman stated a a some 90,000 persons will die of cancer this year simply because they did not get to their doctors in time for Early diagnosis and prompt treatment. A the society a no. I goal in the april crusade will be saving those lives that Are lost unnecessarily and a that Means getting everyone to a doctor in time for Early detection and prompt treatment. Delay can be fatal. Ones Best Protection against death from cancer is an annual health checkup. The annual checkup should be observed As regularly As a birthday. A the second goal will be to raise Money for research education and service. The Hope of saving half of those who develop cancer rests in research new Date is set in t Ransit Case a new Date a april 24 it 19 . A has been set for the Public hearing in Smethport at the courthouse on the application of Bradford transit be. For approval of its acquisition of Pennsylvania transit system. The original Date As set by the Public Utility commission was yesterday. List crusaders for Campaign in Eldred area mrs. Lawrence Crispin area Leader for the annual cancer crusade in the Eldred area announces a meeting for Volunteer workers to be held next tuesday at 8 . In the Eldred rotary rooms. The meeting which will be presided Over by Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer chairman of the Eldred area will Start at 8 . The areas involved include Eldred Otto and Ceres townships and Eldred Borough. Mrs. Alice Holly Heads the Ceres District. Mrs. Louise mix Bradford executive director announced the Sites and dates for the remaining five meetings port Allegany on april i Kane on april 3, it. Jewett april 6 and Bradford City april 8. The Smethport meeting is scheduled for april 13. The Eldred area Campaign will be conducted by these Volunteer crusaders Eldred Borough business District mrs. Glom Mencer. S. Main mrs. George Nelson Shields. Main a mrs. Norman Hobba and mrs. Timothy Stone. N. Main mrs. Earl Wood. Mechanic a mrs. Fred Gregory. Park . Iva Kelley. Elm mrs. Harold Curtis and mrs. Roy Gaylor. King mrs. Marvin Bell and mrs. John b. Helen Shea. 1st, Church and centrals mrs. Ray Wainman and mrs. Walter Leake. . . Harold Barnard Edson a mrs. Bernard Long and miss Bettyjo Goodyear. Bennett a Platte mrs. P. T. Hennigan. Eldred twp. Barden Brook a mrs. Edwin Crandell. Larabee a mrs. Charles Long and mrs. Norman Childs. Coryville mrs. Clifford Silvis. Moody hollow a mrs. Fred Parker. Stull own mrs. Robert Anderson Fowler Brook a mrs. Harry Batt. West Eldred and Beers hollow mrs. George Stroup. Windfall main . Janet Graham. Windfall re. A mrs. Paul Wareham. Loop . F. M. Kerr. Indian Creek and n. Branch mrs. Lynn Brunner and mrs. William Kriner. Indian Creek crossing a mrs. Victor Myers. Haymaker and Artline re. A mrs. Frank Black. Duff town a main . Ray Schoonover. Mcrea Brook a mrs. Clifford Houben. Slack hollow miss Mary Lou Hurrle. Canfield hollow a mrs. Larry Haupt. Bullis Mills mrs. R. L. Kellogg and miss Eleanor Mason. James w. Of Mara of 474 South Kendall ave., Bradford president of Sunnybrook dairies inc., wednesday of last week was named As the democratic member of the Mckean county Board of commissioners by judge Glenn e. Mencer. Or. Of Mara who is the husband of mrs. Mary of Mara vice chairman of the Mckean county democratic committee will fill the unexpired term of the late Albert j. Harrington of Bloomster hollow serving until the end of 1967. It was Learned several Days later that or. Of Mara an affiliated Democrat was not one of the two candidates recommended to judge Mencer by the Mckean county democratic committee at a meeting held in Smethport last week judge Mencer under the Law was not obligated to follow party recommendations however although it was mandated that a member of that party be appointed. Ironically or. Of Mara succeeds the democratic commissioner on the county Board who replaced his father in that position. The new commissioner is the Sod of mrs. Mat of Mara of James w. Omara a. Succeeds a. J. Herrington Bradford and the late Edward s. Of Mara. He was born in Bradford nov. 28, 1920 and graduated from Bradford High school in 1938. He attended Pennsylvania state University. Or. Of Mara married the former Mary Keenen of Bradford in 1942. They have two children James Edward 21, and Kathleen 16. He is a member of the Brad Ford rotary club the St. Frap Cis menus club and the Bradford club and is assistant treasurer of Elk lick Council of boy scouts. His father was democratic county commissioner at the time of his death in 1953. Or. Harrington then Mckean county treasurer was named to that Post and served until his recent death. Or. Of Mara has been Active in democratic party affairs for Many years. He made an unsuccessful run for state senator on the party ticket in 1956, being Defeated by James s. Berger of Coudersport Republican. Clarifies nominations Kane a Henry Hebda chairman of the Mckean county democratic committee Friday said the name of James w. Of Mara of Sawyer City was not one of those submitted to county judge Glenn e. Mencer. Or. Hebda said to clarify the position of the executive committee the names submitted to the judge for consideration were Stanley Homan of Kane and mrs. Loretta Harrington widow of or. Harrington. New member of county Board at first meeting by William Price i through the Mckean county needy family food surplus the newly appointed minority flt Kyj project. They were i member of the Mckean county Board of commissioners Democrat James w. Of Mara of Bradford a participated in his initial Board session monday. Or. Of Mara was named last week by judge Glenn e. Mencer to succeed the late Albert j. Harrington of the Smethport area. The democratic appointee was proposed to serve with commissioner Russell j. Weston As representative on the Mckean county Board of Public assistance. Or. Weston will act As a director on the county soil conservation Board for 1964. Three county paid employees were certified to the state Bureau of surplus food to act i behalf of the commissioners in determining the eligibility of applicants seeking participation in the government donated commodities program operated Rector l. P. Thompson and clerks g. T. Spanogle and r. A. Mix. The Board authorized the Purchase of two new chairs for the probation department from Robert a. Ellison of Bradford at a total Cost of $94.50. Word was received by chairman r. E. Youngquist that the state department of welfare has approved the county a application for a $3,000 Grant in Matching funds to be used in 1964 for the homemaker program. Adin m. Adams Secretary of the state Agency noted a i wish to congratulate the county commissioners for continuing to participate in a program which will provide services to meet the needs of the county solder population. Your foresight and concern will do much to Advance the welfare of our senior

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