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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 14, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday May 14, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 20 commissioners told jail Mac Pool in generally Good state the Pennsylvania Bureau of correction has reported to the Board of commissioners on its annual inspection conducted april 28-29 at the Mckean county jail in Smethport. The report read to the commissioners at mondays regular meeting said a the county jail was found to be in generally Good state of repair and sanitation with the exception of the floors of the cells Cellblock corridors and male showers. The paint is worn off in Many spots and these floors should be repainted for reasons of proper sanitation and preventive continuing Tho state Agency noted considerable improvement to the general jail in addition to its Overall physical condition. However in reference to the 1963 annual inspection report it stated the following deficiencies continue 1 the jails medical and health services Are inadequate for the current population. Sentenced prisoners Are not physically examined As required by Law and there is no provision for screening out communicable diseases among prisoners upon admission. The jail physician visits the jail on Call Only and his services when needed Are dependent upon his availability at the time. Due to the Lack of an exercise Yard and limited jail employment prisoners Are not getting sufficient exercise and none in fresh air and Sunshine. 2 although records of medical treatment rendered prisoners re now being maintained at the jail they Are not signed by the physician. 3 there is Little employment or recreational activities to reduce the idleness of most of the prisoners. Television is available but it is restricted to trusty prisoners Only. 4 a there it be rehabilitation program for prisoners such As educational mental health counselling or constructive Leisure time activities. 5 the supervision and control of prisoners is inadequate when the sheriff and his chief Deputy Are absent from the jail. At such times one Jailer cannot safely and adequately oversee and control the jail population in All their movements and activities. A the Bureau of correction a the report stated a commends the county commissioners and the sheriff on the improvements in the county jail and urges them to take further Steps to Correct the deficiencies mentioned in the interests of the safekeeping health general welfare and rehabilitation of prisoners confined editor s note this report of Tho recent state inspection of the Mckean county jail in Smethport should be Road in Tho Light of these facts a the Mckean county jail although is years old still meets the rigid Federal requirements for incarceration of Federal prisoners. Many newer jails in larger counties do not. Lock Haven to stay Small or. Richard t. Parsons president of lock Haven state College says the current $12 million expansion program will provide new buildings and facilities but it will remain the states second smallest College to insure Quality education. Christmas tree festival Pennsylvania a first Christmas tree festival will be held at Indiana a the Christmas tree capital of the world a on May 22-23-24. A Mckean is a Small county with Only about 54,000 population. This total is equivalent to a Small City. Tho county s Oil Economy is declining. Obviously Many highly desirable modern jail services Are financially impossible. A Tho liability of Tho sheriff in Case of injury to prisoners strictly limits their availability for outside work for Benefit of the Public and for the Benefit of the prisoners own health As the result of outdoor activities. A not Only the jail prisoners but All other residents of Smethport Are subject to the availability of two local physicians who Are attempting to carry on the work of five doctors who formerly practice at the same time in the county seat. A we have heard of inadequacies in the state penitentiaries. We also have heard a Rumor that a new state Penitentiary will be built in Potter county. A does the state have a satisfactory substitute for the old county jail system is the state willing to build and maintain regional prisons each one serving several counties instead of Only one some Day the ancient county jails in this Section of the state will have to be replaced by someone. A the Mckean county jail has been compelled to assume the responsibility for prisoners formerly confined to Borough lockups for Short periods. A on the plus Side the Mckean county jail has had separate juvenile detention quarters for Many years. Employers asked to Call uses for summer help Glenn Ryan manager of the Pennsylvania state employment service office in Bradford has reminded employers to Call the office for summer help. Or. Ryan said that a number of High school and College students have already registered for summer work and Are continuing to Register each Day. The manager also pointed out that summer work is the Only Way several students have to earn the necessary funds for College expenses. Hiring temporary summer help is one Way employers can help these students Complete their education he said. Port school taxes up the port Allegany Union school District has a tentative budget of $934,924, up $39,293 from last year. Real estate millage would be boosted from 69.57 to 74.43 in Mckean county and from 52.98 to 57.94 in the Potter county Section. Tickets now at reduced Price William Hungiville president of the Smethport memorial recreation Center has announced the pre season rate on swimming Pool tickets. The Advance Sale started monday and will continue through the remainder of this month with mrs. John Gustafson and mrs. Keith Horn As co chairman. The Pool will officially open on june 6. Advance rates for tickets Are As follows family $12.50 adult $10 student $8.50. After May 30 prices will be family $15 adult $12.50 student $10. During the regular season single admission prices at the Pool will be adults 75 cents seventh Grade through College 50 cents under seventh Grade 25 cents. Tickets will be sold by Volunteer workers from House to House and will also be available at Lundgren variety stores in both Smethport and it. Jewett town and county and Johnson a pharmacy both in Smethport and marshes store in Farmers Valley. Spectacular wreck on Pennsy \ count of primary votes in county is completed the Mckean county commissioners acting As the official election Board have compiled results of the april 28 primaries and will submit the figures to the state. Added to the previous totals canvassed by the Board were approximately 150 Absentee and military ballots according to chief clerk George e. Berk water. The vote in the special election for the general Assembly to fill the remainder of the year that was vacated by Albert w. Johnson now congressman from the 23rd congressional District showed Victor j. Westerberg Rof Kane gaining 4,149 votes to 3,300 for j. Richard Monago Dof Bradford. E. Kent Kane r Kush Equa received 20 votes. By party the final vote for the other principal positions was As follows Republican u. S. Senate Hugh Scott 5,878, w. Henry Macfarland 853, Michael a. Musmanno two William w. Scranton two. Auditor general w. Stuart Helm 5,957. Representative in Congress Albert w. Johnson 5,474, Richard c. Frame 2,018, e. Kent Kane one. State senator James s. Berger 5,928. Assemblyman full two year term Westerberg 4,392, Kane 2,694, Monago d two. Democrat u. S. Senator Genevieve Blatt 1,320, Musmanno 524, David b. Roberts 289, Scott r two. Auditor general Grace m. Sloan 1,365, Samuel g Neff 461. Representative in Congress a John still 1,816, Johnson r five Frame r 2, Kane r one. State senator Stanley l. Homan 1,426. Assemblyman full two year term Monago 1,965, Westerberg r five Kane r three. Schools open next sept. I in Smethport the first time in the history of Smethport local students in both the Junior and senior High school As Well As the grades will be going to school before labor Day. This was revealed tuesday night at the meeting of the Smethport school Board when the members adopted the 1964-65 school Calendar. School will Start sept. I and will dose june 4. Last year school opened sept 3, the Day after labor Day. This follows a pattern set by the Bradford area Board of education which monday night adopted a schedule that Calls for return to school on sept. 2. This also was a precedent shattering move. Board members under the direction of or. F. E. Guenter Smethport who presided discussed the annual budget but took no action. A special meeting it was said will be held later this month. Two members of the Smethport High school faculty James Donovan and Neil Bailey appeared before the Board in regards to the salary question. However Here again there was no action taken. Bringing the Brief meeting to a close the Board approved and ordered paid Bills and salaries amounting to $48,000. Area retarded children a unit officers named the Mckean county association for retarded children held its annual meeting at the courthouse in Smethport monday night with Ruessell j. Weston of it. Jewett presiding. Reelected were or. Weston president mrs. Jane Wilcox of Smethport first vice president Malcolm Rankin of Braford second vice president miss Millis Kaluza of Rixford Secretary miss Bianca Carducci of Bradford treasurer mrs. Lucy Hearst of Kane financial Secretary. To serve on the Board of directors for two years Are or. Henry Klippert of Kane reelected and Herbert Johnson of Smethport. Renamed for a three year term to the Board of Camp Corn planter inc., was or. Rankin. Representative to the state association is or. Frank Maljovec of Lantz Corners who was reelected and mrs. Hurst will be alternate. A tentative Date for the annual dinner meeting and installation of officers in Kane was set june 8, with the committee to comprise mrs. Hurst chairman mrs. Ruth Brown miss Kaluza mrs. Wilcox mrs. Maljovec or. Weston or. Rankin Gregory Rich Ward Wilcox and mrs. Nancy Cunningham. The committee will meet tuesday at the Home of or. And mrs. Maljovec. The budget was discussed and reports were Given on the recent state convention by miss Joyce Metarko and miss Kaluza. Emporium Parade emporiums Centennial Parade is scheduled for saturday june 27. Pitt University purchases Emery hotel in Bradford $1 million Motel planned the University of Pittsburgh has acquired hotel Emery in Bradford for use As an integral part of its Bradford Campus. The announcement was made Friday by Pitt Chancellor Edward h. Litchfield. The eight Story Brick Structure six blocks from Hamsher House and the University Campus will be used primarily As a student Center with residence and dining facilities. The building will enable the University to provide housing for about 200 to 225 students. Currently about 60 students Are in residence at the Bradford Campus. Or. Donald e. Swarts president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford said Pitt will take Over the Emery about the first of August at the end of the current trimester and during that month a with the fewest possible changes will transform the main body of the hotel into a residence Hall for the beginning of the College year in september. He added that in april of 1965 at the end of the Winter trimester the University Hopes to close the building to make such changes in the elevators and other major transformation a was we will the building which has 125 photos by Hor loin 33 Pennsy freight cars jump tracks near port port Allegany special a efficient and Quick work by the Crews from Renovo and Buffalo assisted by local gangs opened the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks at Midnight after a Spruce up on mail boxes starts monday the week of May 18-23 has been designated As Rural mail Box improvement week mail boxes of the approved design Are required but Obs Lete top opening boxes May continue to be used at the present location provided they Are kept in serviceable condition and otherwise meet the requirements. Here Are some other tips on How to improve both the appearance of Rural mail boxes and at the same time help improve service in general a boxes and supports should be kept painted and free from rust. A the name of the owner should be shown on the Side of the Box visible to the Carrier As he approaches or on the door where boxes Are grouped. The assigned Box number May used. A mail boxes must be located on the right hand Side of the Road in the direction of travel cry the Carrier wherever it would be dangerous to serve the boxes on the left or where this would be a violation of state or local traffic Laws or regulations. Old weekly expires the Fredonia n.y., censor a weekly newspaper founded in 1831, has gone out of business after 131 years of continuous publication. Price of milk Cut effective May i the half cent boost in the retail Price of milk authorized last year As a drought Relief measure for Pennsylvania dairymen was discontinued. Trucker loses Battle with Bee Farmers Valley Leto Taylor driving a Sunnybrook Dairy truck loaded with 40 milk cans containing 440 Gallons of Tho liquid lost a Battle with a boo Early wednesday morning and lost control of his truck. The truck ran off Tho Rock run Road and overturned scattering milk Al Over Tho area. Tho Driver was not beloved Hurt no had picked up Tho milk at stops hero Rock run and Eldred. A 33-car derailment about two Miles South of port Allegany just off route 155. Of the 141-car northbound train five cars and the engine stayed upright in the front with the rest at the end of the line. The cars piled up at 8 45 . Monday Tore up 350 feet of rails and dumped Many cars loaded with Coal on the tracks. The Box cars were empty and broke like tooth picks into a tumbled mass of steel. The cars at some places were piled three and four deep. The train was headed for Buffalo from Renovo. Cause of the derailment was not determined at a late hour this morning. Because of the derailment a southbound freight was tied up in Olean while a Buffalo washing ton passenger train due in Olean at 10 45 . Terminated its run in port Allegany. Passengers were shuttled by bus to another train in Renovo. Pen elec workers take third place for the second consecutive year employees of Pennsylvania electric co. Have achieved Superior results in Accident prevention Competition in the National safety councils annual safety contest it was announced by Louis h. Roddis jr., pen elec president. In the 1963 contest employees of the concern placed third among group a companies in the electric division of the Public utilities Section which is composed of companies which work More than 500,000 Man hours per month. To win the award employees made a substantial improvement Over the prior years frequency rating of 2.16 which won fourth place in the contest. The 1963 rate was 1.38, compared to the 4.24 National average for All companies in the group. Cut in wholesale Gas rates oked acceptance of wholesale natural Gas rate cuts totalling about $1.2 million annually proposed by three interstate pipeline companies was announced tuesday by the Federal Power commission in Washington. The companies and the amount of their reduction transcontinental Gas pipe line corp., Houston $1,144,908 United natural Gas co., Oil City a. $49,693 and Pennsylvania Gas co., Warren pa., $964. All of the reduced rates were made effective As of Jan. I 1964. The commission said the lower rates were filed to reflect sayings from the recent decrease in the Federal corp Ovate income tax rate from 52 to 50 per cent. Sleeping rooms and la Public rooms will have in addition to residence facilities meeting rooms student lounges recreation rooms and a music Roo amp there will be a modern Book Center in the present Gold room. The present Coffee shop will remain in operation open to the Public. The top floor Penthouse will eventually be used As a faculty club. Or. Swarts commented a the addition of the Emery hotel will be an enormous asset and will put us several years ahead in our planning for the Bradford Campus. The new building will enable us to provide the student body with a True Campus atmosphere. Opened on feb. 22, 1929, the Emery is one of the Best known hostelries in the Region. Built by the late Grace Emery in memory of her father hotel Emery quickly became established As a show place for travellers. The fire resistive structures facilities include a completely equipped laundry Kitchen and bakery. Motor hotel to be built Bradford will have a modern and spacious Holiday inn now a nationally famous tradition of modern motor inn service Situ ated in the Central City Section it was announced Friday by Henry a. Satterwhite vice president and general manager of hotel Emery corp. Or. Satterwhite viewed plans to build the new Holiday inn and to Transfer hotel Emery to the University of Pittsburgh As a a double step Forward for the Community of he continued a in View of the areas growth potential the trend to modern motor hotels and the remarkable development of the Pitt Bradford Campus our area is gaining both a Fine centralized University residence and functions building and at the same time in the downtown area one of the newest most modern inns in the indications Are that the Holiday inn will represent an investment of about �?o$1 million a with approximately too rooms Complete banquet and convention facilities and a year around swimming Pool. Specific plans location and dates of completion will be announced in the near future. Or. Satterwhite added that the new facility will be erected so that As Many As 50 additional rooms May be added for future expansion requirements. Break ins robberies probed Law enforcement officers1 from two states a Pennsylvania and new York Are combining their efforts to solve Sev-1 eral break ins and Safe Bur glories which occurred the past weekend and stretched from Mckean county to Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Sheriff Leslie w. Tom Pendleton of Smethport said that approximately $500 was taken from the Shields lumber Yard at Eldred. Dale Shields president and George Shields vice president reported that the break in at their place discovered at 6 30 . Monday saw the office Safe smashed open with Large tools such As crowbars and Sledge hammers. The Shields reported $529.93 missing from the Safe. There was $202.85 missing from a Money drawer in the Safe $50 in Petty Cash and $277.08 in other currency. Untouched were account books and stamped checks. Kane based state police and county detective Gordon Foley Are investigating the Shields break in. Approximately $2,500 was reported taken from the Spring Hill Dairy at Portville. A Safe was also broken into there. The outside steel Sheet on the Safe door was peeled off and the Concrete lining crumbled with a Sledge or crowbar. The Money represented weekend receipts brought in by milk trucks and from sales of Dairy bar items. Eugene Newburg co owner said the Safe Job was discovered by a Driver Gerald Dunshie about 5 45 am. Monday. Or. Dunshie called Newburg. To get to the office Safe entry was made by breaking a lock on a Back door room where milk is weighed from incoming deliveries. A Safe was also broken into at the c. H. Winship and sons gasoline and Oil distributors at Belmont n.y., Allegany county. The Safe contained nothing of value. Little was taken in a Golf store burglary at Fillmore Allegany county. A Drill bit and a Center punch were reported missing by the state police based at Wellsville. Emporium based state police estimated that breaking in four local business places netted the thieves or thief approximately $300. All of the robberies occurred on the Simerville Road one of them directly across the Street from the state police Barracks. Entered were Fragale a garage the Jet super Market Del Monica lounge and the Prospect Bowling Alley. The lounge and the Bowling lanes adjoin each other. Entry in the garage was said to have been gained by prying open a rear door. Here a Safe was broken into but nothing was reported taken. At the Jet super Market a window leading to the lady a rest room was removed for an entry into the building. Here More than $100 in Cash was removed. Cigarettes and a Roll of dimes and $5, were taken from the Del Monica lounge were entry was made by smashing in a door on the North Side of the Kitchen area. After that the intruders smashed through a partition to enter the Bowling lanes. Here they took coins from a pin Ball machine Coke and cigarette machines a Box of cigars. They then entered the office of the manager Tony grim one where they found a Cigar Box containing about $150 in change. The Jet Market is located directly across the Street from Tho state police Barracks. Two years ago before a new Structure was built on the same site following a fire there was another breaking at the scene. Home economic students take Gas firm Tours four area High school students were among the 52 senior Home economic students who participated in the 14th annual Gas country tour last week the trip is sponsored by the United natural Gas co. The Young ladies from the immediate area were Mabel Keller of Bradford senior High Constance Pasko of Bradford Central Christian Karen Trask of Otto Eldred joint High and Sally Tanner of Smethport area joint High. After a get acquainted period at Brookville area High school the party made a Field trip to see the company a operations in Brookville and also the installations at Jefferson and Clarion counties. The Days activities were concluded with a dinner and program in Cooksburg. The purpose of the tour is to provide the students with a better knowledge of How natural Gas is produced and transported to Market areas. Spring showing of Art society in Smethport the Spring showing of the Mckean county artists society will opon Friday at 7 . In the Smethport office of the producers Bank end Trust company. The Public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition sponsored by the Bank will continue for several Days Between 1 30 . And 4 ., monday through Friday. Cemetery moving bids received Pittsburgh a. Grant Irwin of Honesdale the apparent Low bidder for relocation of the Cornplanter Indian cemetery in Northwestern Pennsylvania the army engineers said thursday after opening bids. Bodies in the cemetery will be exhumed and moved to a site adjacent to the Riverview cemetery in Warren county. To society sets May 26 make up Date for a rays the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society has announced the make up Date for the a Ray Survey for Kane and it. Jewett As tuesday May 26. The Survey was incomplete in april due to a mechanical failure. The unit will be in Kane from i to 5 30 . On that Date at Chase and Greeves its. And in it. Jewett from 7 to 9 ., at the Johnson Kessler garage main St. Wednesday May 27, is an extra Day made available by the department of health and the unit will be stationed in Bradford a Veteran Square from 9 . To noon and from i to 5 . Free Chest a rays will be available to persons 18 years of age or Over. Oppose Roadside Spray the Black Forest conservation association is violently opposed to the uncontrolled spraying of herbicides along highways and Utility lines. Prize awarded local patrol Washington the school boy patrol of the Mckean county motor club was judged the Best appearing unit in its division in the 28th annual school safety Parade Here saturday in which 24,000 boy and girl parades and 44 bands from 27 states participated. The Small Berks county Community of Boyertown pop. 4,067 was a big Winner in the Competition. The Best band in the Parade town area Junior High school unit. And the Boyertown s e n i o r High band placed third in the senior division. The Best majorettes both Junior and senior divisions were from Boyertown Eloise Wein Steiger of the senior High and Carol Batzel of the Junior High. Boyertown placed first in the Junior majorette group Competition and second in the senior majorette judging. Other Pennsylvania winners included Mckean county motor club of Bradford As the Best a it Pearing unit in its division. Thomas Dale High school of Chester pa., finished fourth in the Junior division band Competition and Oley Valley band of Oley pa., was fourth among senior division bands. The five hour Parade was sponsored by the american automobile association. The Best safety slogan in the Parade was a children Are Stop signs displayed by the Academy elementary school from Cambridge my

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