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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 21, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Quot Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. Is Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday May 21, 1964 terms Sam per year single copy Loe no. 21 appraisers boost Kinzua Span Price Kinzua Bridge which once was believed destined to wind up in a junk pile tuesday was termed As being in a excellent condition and Worth considerably More than the $105,000 placed by a acting director of child welfare presents report the Mckean county child welfare Board met monday night at Smethport with chairman Joseph Surilla conducting the session. He reported that March 6 was the final Day of service for director miss Mary Dreihaupt who resigned. County commissioners have appointed miss Marjorie Metcalf of Kane As acting director. The Board named miss Frances Hanlon and mrs. Katherine Alderfer As a Constitution and by Laws committee. The group discussed a project to Honor Foster parents in the near future. The chairman introduced miss Metcalf who presented Mem Ders of her staff. The acting director gave the following report children under care or supervision of the child welfare services 273 reports to the court in Progress eight children in Homes of relatives four children in own Homes under Agency supervision 175 children in Foster Homes 41 children in Bradford children a Home 25 children in state institutions 20 four adoptive and four Foster Homes under study 41 Foster children Are placed in 23 Foster Homes. She also reported on the special fund which reached an All time High this year. Miss Metcalf said that by 1968 All counties will be required by Law to have agencies where staff Ami policies meet civil service requirements and pointed out that Mckean county has complied with these requirements for the past to years. These other Board members were present mrs. William f. Potter mrs. Rita Sanberg mrs. C. L. Wasson amid mrs. Galen Smith. Refreshments were served by the staff. The next meeting will be june 9. Salvage the statement was made tuesday night at a dinner held at the colonial hotel by members of the Mckean county planning commission and Bridge appraisers from Philadelphia. The appraisers Paul d. Mercado and Mario Petrelli of the firm of h. L. Yoh and co., of Philadelphia inspected the Bridge monday and tuesday and also visited at the Kinzua dam and Reservoir now nearing completion. Accompanying them was Peter Chamberlain of Smethport. Meeting with the commission they reported that the Bridge was in excellent condition and on a basis of salvageable girders etc., was Worth far More than the $105,000 tag that the Koval Chick Salvage co., had offered for the state Park. The report continued that a because Kovalchick had Only valued the various items at his Cost from the Erie Railroad original owners and the Price of his title to the 17 acres of land underneath the Bridge had been set up at $500, there were no appraisal problems involved by toe nominal land value on the Small 17-acre the appraisers for the general state authority indicated that the Timber on top of the Bridge As Well As the rails that Cross it were in a very Fine the men ruled out the need for painting in the near future. They did Call for cleaning and rust proofing the main supports right above the Stone a a n. Commission members in attendance at the dinner were Philip Waring director Mckean county commissioner Russell Weston title abstract or Theodore Vogdes. Bradford. E. Kent Kane of Kush Equa and Arthur Hertlein representing the Seneca press. Smethport area High to graduate 92 defective wiring blamed for fire in Eldred area or. T. S. Danowski. Cancer meeting speaker Pitt professor will be speaker at cancer dinner or. T. S. Danowski chief Section of endocrinology and metabolism University of Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker at the annual Public dinner meeting of the Mckean county i unit american cancer society at hotel Emery on wednesday May 27, at 6 30 p m. His topic will be a development and research a reservations must be made no later than May 22. Or. Danowski is senior staff physician for the presbyterian Hospital woman a Hospital children a Hospital Elizabeth steel Magee Hospital and the Shadyside Hospital All in Pittsburgh. In addition he is professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He was physician in charge at Renzie Hausen memorial Ward and clinic from 1m8-1956 and acting medical director of municipal Hospital Pittsburgh 1953-55. Or. Danowski has written a number of publications both alone and in partnership with others. He has had Many connections in the journalist Field. He has earned Many degrees and honors and has Given memorial lectures All Over the United states. Two girls Are the top Honor students of the class of 1964 of Smethport area joint High school. Gwen Guenter will deliver the valedictory and Nancy Cimbal the Salut Atory addresses during commencement exercises at 8 p. In. Thursday june 4, in the school auditorium. Ninety two students largest number of graduates in school history will be presented diplomas by or. F. E. Guenter president of the Smethport Borough school Board. Commencement speaker will be or. Wesley n. Haines vice president for development Buck Nell University. Miss Guenter the daughter of or. Guenter of w. Willow St., is treasurer of the student Council a member of the band and the yearbook staff and of the Art gym Spanish and drama clubs. She was in the cast of the senior play. Gwen Guenter St., a faculty member at the school. She was president of her miss Cimbal is the daughter i class for three years was in the of Anthony Cimbal of Marvin county band and county chorus Nancy Cimbal took part in the science fair was on the yearbook staff and belonged to the vested choir and the drama club. Quaker state picks Koontz chairman drawing settles contests drawing of lots by the Mckean county Board of elections at the court House in Smethport Friday noon determined winners in four primary committee contests that ended in ties at the april 28 primaries. Commissioner James of Mara Drew lots in three of the four contests in behalf of electors who were not on hand personally. Or. Of Mara Drew the name of Anthony j. Caserio of Bradford As the winning democratic committeeman in the second District of the fourth Ward. Or. Caserio won Over Theodore a. Curcio or. Both men ended in a deadlock with 28 votes each. Or. Of Mara also Drew Bernard Pistner As the Victor Over Robert Hungiville jr., As the democratic committeeman in the second District of Otto township. Both men had received a one write in vote each. In sergeant township second District or. Of Mara broke the deadlock Between Isabelle Barber and Mabel Slocum As the Republican committee women with the drawing of the former s name. Both had received two write in votes at the primaries. Robert Blaski of Eldred Drew for himself in breaking the tie which existed with James Lef Fler As the Republican committeeman in Eldred Borough. Or. Leffler was not present but Raymond Curtis Drew for or. Leffler. Port Allegany Man Dies in Auto truck collision crippled society examines total of 207 children the Mckean county society for crippled children sponsored an orthopaedic and Brace clinic monday and tuesday in the state clinic rooms of Bradford Hospital. Or. Thomas be Han of Erie and m. A. Baum Brac maker of Cleveland examined 207 children. On monday or. Lehan saw 82 children 38 being new cases. On tuesday 125 children were rechecked and 25 of these were children wearing braces. Assisting the society were these state nurses mrs. May Fred Fox mrs. Rose Ryan and mrs. Cornelia Nolan and also Pattie Yale Carol tyger Claudia Luzier Charene Smith mrs. Ida Simmons and miss Alice Scroxton All girl scout and Leader volunteers. Yesterdays clinic was held in the health Center on Chase St., Kane with All cake using seen by appointment ditty i in. In my Galeton Post office s the Galeton a new Post office will be built on Bridge St., 21 feet South of the Wellsville Addison a Galeton Railroad tracks. Fire believed to have been caused by defective wiring in the 2nd floor of a 2-Story House monday did some $200 in damages according to Borough and township fire officials. The Eldred Borough volunteers answered an alarm at 2 25 pm. To the Home of or. And s. Walter Austin Mccrea Brook Ceres township where they found fire in the hallway and a bedroom upstairs. The Blaze contained in the area and firemen worked there for More than one hour. Summoning the firemen were police chief Jesse Taylor and Walter Leake who were passing the House at the time and spotted the smoke. Or. Austin stated that the loss was partially covered by insurance. Assisting the Borough department were members of the Eldred township company under the direction of chief Preston Rouse. Chief George Shields Heads the Borough company. Upon arrival at the fire firemen had to Don smoke masks to enter the building. Lightning hits barn lightning hit the barn on the James Mckean farm on Marvin Creek tuesday at 6 . Two holes were torn in the barn Walls rafters were splintered and electricity was knocked out. Mrs. Marion Mckean reports a violent Shock was Felt in her Home across the Highway from the barn but no one was injured. Month Long Art exhibit is opened at Smethport colonial hotel slated to be sold at sheriffs Sale the colonial hotel in Smethport is scheduled to be sold at sheriffs Sale tomorrow by sheriff l. W. Tom Pendleton of Mckean county. It is hoped the Sale will Clear the Way for reorganization and continued operation of the hotel. Hotel Corry also formerly owned by bankrupt colonial of Smethport inc., officially moved into the ownership of the citizens National Bank of Corry with Transfer of a deed by the sheriff of Erie county in the office of the county recorder of deeds. Hie hotel was sold at sheriffs Sale to the Bank for $6,555.22, a figure which covers costs and Back taxes. For purposes of determining the one percent tax on deed transfers the deed listed a value of $67,971 for the hotel Corry when it was recorded. It has been reported that there is a plan for reopening the hotel Corry. The colonial in Smethport has continued to operate but the hotel Fassett in Wellsville also owned by colonial of Smethport inc., was closed at the same time hotel Corry ceased to operate. Port Allegany special a funeral services for Curtis r Baker 18, son of or. And mrs. Clinton Baker r. D., port Allegany one of three persons killed at 1 10 a. In. Tuesday in a collision of an automobile and a tractor trailer on route 224, Montour Falls Schuyler county n. Y., have been tentatively set for Friday. The Arranger agents when completed will be held at the Gallup funeral Home Here. They will be announced later. Dead in addition to or. Baker All occupants of the car were Joseph j. Barber 20, of Montour Falls and William Wolver ton 62, of Dundee n. The sheriffs department at of Odessa Hill said the westbound car went out of control crossed the Highway and collided with the truck Headon. Sheriff l. W. Tem Pendleton of Mckean county received an emergency Call tuesday at 4 30 . From Deputy sheriff Jehn Mason of Watkins Glen. Sheriff Pendleton was asked to locate the family of Curtis Baker who had been fatally injured in a Highway crash. Sheriff Pendleton notified the Accident victim s parents or. And mrs. Clinton Baker who reside about a Milo from port Allegany on the Emporium Highway. Explosion of the trucks Gas Watkins Glim three Miles from nos wrapped the car in flames j voir when full. Land owners Are notified of army a take Pittsburgh a the United states army corps of engineers has advised property owners along the East Kinzua Creek Side of route 321 at Bliss eight Miles North of Kane that the corps is taking the lands to a line that leaves Only properties along the Highway to a Point near the Ludlow Road intersection. Among the properties included it was said were the rear of the a a Jingo Johnson Camp and Yule tree planting area. This extends through the property of Mildred Withington to lots owned by mrs. Peg Henry l. Stiteler John b. Cliff and others. Several of the Camps Are on improved lots and will be taken. The land area is in the zone above the 1,365 foot level of the Kinzua dam Reser the Accident scene at the foot states july draft Call set at 674 men the state selective service Headquarters tuesday issued a Call for 674 men to meet the National draft Call of 8,000 for july. June Scall is for 558 pennsylvanians. In july 1963, the state provided 483 draftees. Hammer Mill to build Hammer Mill paper co. Will he build a $30 minims pulp Mill at i member of the graduating class Ernest Baker 38, of Batavia. N. Y., the truck Driver escaped with minor injuries. He is admitted to the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls suffering from Shock. According to authorities the truck Driver said he pulled almost Over to the guardrails to avoid a collision with the oncoming car. He was hauling lumber. The local teenager had gone to Montour Falls to seek employment. He was bom in Bradford on oct. 16, 1945. He attended school in port Allegany and was a Selma Ala. This project will have no effect on the Erie Mill which uses Northern Hardwood grown in this area where Hammer Mill owns Many thousands of acres of Timberland. Of port Allegany Union High school class of 1963. Virginia Petteys whom he married recently. The office of the Smethport Branch of the producers Bank and Trust company will be the scene for the next month of an Art exhibit of the Mckean county artists society. The show under the sponsorship of the Bank and the Smethport chapter of the society started Friday. There Are 68 paintings representing the work of society members and others interested in Art. Included according to Herbert Johnson Smethport society president Are landscapes showing the Many Scenic spots in the county. Prominently displayed and gaining heavy attention is a scene in Kush Equa Long one of the county a most Beautiful areas done in water colors by e. Kent or. Johnson stated that the chief objective of the society which was formed in 1956, is a to promote culture and Art appreciation and to encourage Young people to other officers of the group Are mrs. Geraldine Woodard Eldred vice president is. Mary Samuelson Bradford treasurer and miss Eileen Hull Smethport Secretary. After the showing and open House refreshments were served from a table decorated in Spring Flowers. Serving were mrs. Hazel Hall and mrs. Sara Maynard. In addition to the Smethport chapter the Mckean county artists society has units in Bradford Kane it. Jewett Eldred port Allegany and Duke Center. Chest a Ray re subs listed by to society the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society has announced the results of its Chest a Ray Survey held in the county during april As follows a rays taken 1,634 unsatisfactory films 5 possible to 31 pulmonary. 37 emphysema 14 diaphragmatic 3 cardiac enlargement 62 other Chest conditions 39, and Large films recommended 48, and already taken 18. Those with negative films will be sent cards. The others will have their reports sent to their family physicians. The Chest a Ray Survey is a cooperative service of the to society with the Mckean county medical society and the Pennsylvania department of health. Port a teacher is chosen to attend convention a port Allegany Union schools elementary teacher miss Eileen Hull of Smethport has been selected to represent the Pennsylvania department of classroom teachers at a conference of the National education association at Western Washington skate College Bellingham wash., july 5-17. Among the speakers at the two week meeting will be Arthur Foshay executive officer of the Horace Mann Lincoln Institute of school experimentation teachers College Columbia University and Harry Broudy professor of education at the University of Illinois. Subjects that Are to be discussed include a innovations in curriculum a a knowledge and the disciplines and a the teachers role As a mediator of miss Hull a daughter of or. And mrs. Norman c. Hull of Smethport was one of four teachers selected at saturdays meeting of the sea executive Board. An Active member it the i Central counties. Housing project on reservation to begin june la Irving will be broken june la in Irving for the nations first Public housing project on an Indian reservation. The ceremonies will begin at noon and will be in charge of the Seneca nation housing authority at the site of the first ten of 35 single family rental units under contract for the surviving besides his parents Cattaraugus reservation. Is his wife the former Mary j according to Martin Seneca executive director of the authority participating will be members of the authority George d. Heron president of Seneca nations of indians Herman d. Hillman new York regional director of the . Home and housing finance administration John Hiller program director in the regional office and mrs. Marie Mcguire Washington a commissioner of . Public housing administration. The first of the ten houses will be erected by the Sovereign construction co., fort Lee . The company was awarded a $523,117 contract for the houses last month. Officials pointed out that this program first under Indian sponsorship with Federal Public housing funds has no connection with the new Homes that will be required for about 136 families to be displaced by Kinzua dam and Reservoir project. It has been pointed out that the authority later plans to invite bids for 25 similar rental Homes on the Allegany reservation which will be offered first to Kinue evacuees. The Cattaraugus reservation project will replace substandard facilities according to a spokesman. Game commission Trees nearly 5 it million Trees and Shrub seedlings were shipped from the state game commissions Nursery in Centre county last Eileen Hull association she is president of the Central Region department of classroom teachers largest in the state including 14 North Oil City f. O. Koontz president of the Quaker state Oil refining co., thursday was elected Board chairman and chief executive officer. He succeeds James d. Berry jr., who was elected chairman of the executive committee. Jury a verdict for defendant Over insurance a Mckean county court of common pleas jury tuesday deliberated about 20 minutes before returning a verdict in favor of the defendant state farm fire and casualty co. Of Bloomington 111., in an sum sit action. Attorney Murray r. Garber of Bradford represented the insurance company in its Case against the first National Bank of port Allegany plaintiff. Attorney gain h. Mccoy of port Allegany served As counsel for the Bank. The trial started monday morning and was concluded Early tuesday afternoon with summations by both counsel followed by the charge to the jury by judge Glenn e. Mencer of Eldred who presided. The jurors retired at 2 40 p. In. And returned with their verdict at 3 of clock. The insurance company denied any liability for fire damage to a piece of property in Norwich township which the Bank held a mortgage on. Graduates told to consider Job future carefully High school graduates of 1964 Are advised by Glenn j. Ryan manager of the Bradford office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of employment Security to consider their Job futures carefully. Or. Ryan stated that in this Jet propelled automated age of electro mechanical marvels a High school diploma is not always a passport into the better jobs in a highly competitive labor Market. He asked graduates desiring summer employment As Means of assisting themselves in financing their future education to Contact the Bradford pres office As soon As possible. Or. Ryan urges graduates not planning to continue their higher education to utilize the counselling testing and placement services available in the local pres office. He also called upon employers throughout the area to provide on the Job training opportunities including apprenticeship whenever possible for High school graduates entering the labor Market. A the importance of occupations other than professional and the dignity of the work involved cannot be overstressed a or. Ryan stated. Though the need for professional people and supporting technicians is great it is equally important that we produce workers with adequate training to carry out the Many occupational tasks which Are necessary in today a Complex Industrial society or. Ryan concluded. The directors at a meeting after the stockholders session also elected Lee r. Forker president succeeding or. Koontz. Or. Forker had served As executive vice president. Thomas a. Anderson a director was elected a vice president. A native of Smethport he is the sen of or. And mrs. A. M. Andersen who reside in Jensen Beach Fie. Themas Anderson a graduate of Smethport High school and the Pennsylvania state University was manager of the St. Marys w. Va., Quaker state refinery for Many years before being transferred to Oil City last year to supervise All Quaker state refining operations. He was elected a director last dec. 30. All other officers and directors were re elected. The other officers Are c. W. Georgi of Buffalo n.y., vie president j. P. Healy of Bradford vice president a. Eubank vice president w. A. Harper of Oil City Secretary w. P. Hodges of Oil City treasurer w. E. Crow assistant treasurer r. E. Manley of Oil City assistant Secretary. The attendance at the annual meeting of stockholders was the largest in the 33-year history of the corporation 92 percent Al the outstanding shares being represented in person or by proxy. Or. Forker made the follow ing statement to stockholders a sales increased 4.8 percent during the first Quarter of this year and the net profit by creased 54 percent. Sales in april were very Gratifying and i expect this Trena will continue throughout 1964. Overall prospects for this year should be very or. Koontz commented that the corporation continues to receive a growing share of the lubricant Oil Market and said that it will be the continuing policy to refine and Market lubricants of the highest Quality and dependability. Or. Forker graduated from Cornell University in 1928, became associated with Quaker state and served for Many years As director of purchases. He was elected Secretary in 1950, a director and vice president in 1954 and executive vies president in 1957. Or. Koontz joined the firm by 1928, and is Active by Petroleum association affairs local Civie organizations and a member of the Board of directors of several other firms including Genera Telephone co. Of Pennsylvania. Long plans big pipeline project the United natural Gas co. Of Oil City is seeking authority to construct a $2,335,184 natural Gas pipeline expansion project in Pennsylvania the Federal Power commission announced Friday. United wants to increase its system capacity and Purchase additional Gas from Texas Eastern transmission corp., Houston. United proposes to buy to million cubic feet daily from Texas Eastern starting Jan. I and an additional 15 million cubic feet a Day beginning Jan. I 1966. Army engineers planning Camp project at Willow Bay plans to Start a $1,500,000 recreational development at Willow Bay have been announced by the u. S. Army corps of engineers. The site of the project is about three Miles East of Corydon and just South of the new York state line. Work is expected to begin this summer according to the corps. The new area scheduled to have about 500 picnic units and More than too Camp Sites is planned As one of the outstanding attractions along the East Shoreline of the Kinzua dam and Reservoir. Vincent Sweigert resident manager stated that each Pinic unit would contain a suitable table and either a fireplace or a charcoal Burner. These same items will be included at Camp Sites. Plans also Call for a Large picnic area several covered shelters eight Comfort stations and a water system serving All parts of the development. A Marina will be leased to a private operator according to Sweigert but a boat launching ramp will be maintained by the corps according to present plans. Simons it Simonds architects Are preparing plans and it is anticipated that bids on the project will be requested with a few Days. At the april 29 meeting of the Penn York regional planning Assn. Held in Warren Leigh j. Batterson manager of Allegheny state Park said he would oppose the Willow Creek plan if it extended into new York state As it then would encroach on land designated within the limits of the Park. Willow Bay is one of five recreational developments planned by the corps to provide Shoreline Access at various Points along the Reservoir. Others planned Are at state line run sugar run Kinzua Point and South of the discharge Gates on the lower Side of the Kinzua dam

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