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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 28, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county Kean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a 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 May 28, 1964 terms�?4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 23 state spending in county totals $9 million in year Harrisburg the state tired an estimated $9,080,824 to Mckean county during the past fiscal year ending june 30, a Check with the Legislatures budget and finance a a watchdog committee has revealed a up $277,496 from the preceding year. The Multi million Dollar expenditure in the county during the 12-month period represents a in / William Igoe takes new Post a William i go Smethport who for Tho past six Yoars has Boon assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools has resigned his position effective july i. Or. I goo also prominent in civic affairs of Tho county has accepted the position of supervising principal of Tho Mansfield area joint schools in Tioga county. Before taking Over the assistant superintendent s Post or. I goo had served As principal of the Otto i dred Junior a senior High school. Quaker state Oil official elected to Post in api Evansville Pennsylvania Oil Man was elected chairman of the Eastern District of the american Petroleum Institute s division of production Friday at the closing session of a three Day conference. . Magner of the Delta drilling co. Of Pittsburgh succeeds . Vaughan Sun Oil co., Evansville As chairman of the eight state group. Elected vice chairmen were Clifton Heathcote new York state natural Gas co., Pittsburgh h. T. Couple manufacturers Light amp heat co., Pittsburgh j. Robert horror Delaware Gas co., Clarksburg a a. . Hubbard Ohio fuel Gas co., Columbus Ohio Don Humboldt Basin Oil co., Metamora Mich. Jack l. Trittipo an Independent producer from Charleston . Quentin e. Wood Quaker state Oil refining po., Bradford a. Larry Turner Gulf Oil corp., Evansville and d. L. Barger new York state natural Gas co., Pittsburgh. Sexton Unger of equitable Gas co., Pittsburgh was named Secretary treasurer. About 400 oilmen from Indiana Illinois Kentucky Michigan new York Ohio Pennsylvania and West Virginia attended the meeting. Host of state services As exemplified by the following depart ment by department breakdown preceding 13-month 1961-62 fiscal year expenditures Are noted in parenthesis a agriculture payments and indemnities including amounts paid to counties for marketing activities Plant Industry and animal Industry $1,447 $1,688. A forests and Waters Stream clearance and flood control work $262,289 $259,145 fixed charges for Forest lands and flood lands $3,723 $2,723. A health social health examinations $84,676 $46,874 clean streams program including payments to municipalities and municipal authorities for the Cost of operating and maintaining sewage treatment plants $26,534 $23,046. A labor and Industry vocational rehabilitation in the county $48,362 $72,113. A military affairs support of the National guard maintenance of armoires veterans assistance veterans orphans and Airport construction and improvement $25,305 $25,653. A Public instruction Federal school lunch program $49,087 $39,824 Federal school milk program $41,404 $39,576 improvement of Library services $2,291 $3,611 Library services act none $1,342 manpower development and training act $7,753 none National defense education act. $9,949 by vocational education $33,596 $35,077 a county supervision salaries and expenses $28,645 $31,063expenses of county boards $600 $630 support of Public schools. $2,245,696 $2,140,161 special education $85,481 $104,169 tuition for court placed children $22,482 $15,851 transportation subsidies $199,679 $167,298 authority rentals $234,718 $246,-084 a Public welfare welfare services including diagnostic clinics and treatment centers youth forestry Camps and development centers services to the aging and Blind services for children of migrant labourers Grants to communities for sheltered workshops reimbursement for retarded child care and a program for dependent neglected and delinquent children. $55,-191 $44,620 Public assistance payments and administration $1,978,954 $1,829,453. A state aided institutions Public welfare subsidies for hospitals Homes and nurses training $52,200 $71,226. A Bureau of firemen a Relief and police pension audits firemen s Relief and pension payments $23,075 $22,296 police pension payments $20,480 $20,-480. A liquid fuel tax amount returned to the county $131,162 $178,627. A liquor License fund License Revenue returned to the county $20,875 $21,125. A motor fund Highway expenditures including payments to localities construction reconstruction maintenance surface treatment and Snow removal $2,734,640 $2,270,589 Driver training $7,006 $5,923. A estimated annual salary payments state payroll by county of voting residence $643,-524 $604,301. A state Highway and Bridge authority contracts completed none $472,110. Bank purchases colonial hotel at sheriffs Sale the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport acting As trustee purchased the colonial hotel in Smethport last Friday at a Mckean county sheriff s Sale. Colonial of Smethport inc., former owner of Tho property in addition to Tho hotel Corry in Corry and hotel Fassett in Wellsville ., has until next oct. 9 to Settle its affairs As Tho result of a Federal bankruptcy hearing in Smethport on april 9. Hotel Corry was recently sold at Erie county sheriff s Sale and it is understood that a Wellsville Bank has sequin Tho hotel Fassett. Tho colonial hotel has operated without interruption and a spokesman for Tho Hamlin Bank said every Effort is boing made to Continuo operation of the hotel. Surplus food registrations set in county re registration dates for surplus food applicants in Mckean county have been announced by l. P. Thompson food administrator. The registration dates Are june 3, Eldred Borough building. June 4, it. Jewett Borough building. June 5, Smethport courthouse. June 8, port Allegany Borough building. Registrations will be accepted from to a in. To 4 p. In. The Mckean county commissioners and or. Thompson have announced new figures As limits being used to determine eligibility for surplus food. They Are no. Monthly liquid persons income assets in is held. Limit limit i $110 $330 2 170 510 3 205 615 4 245 735 5 280 840 6 315 945 7 350 1050 8 390 1170 9 425 1275 to 460 1380 rename Hebda dem chairman Henry Hebda of Kane wednesday night of last week was elected to his second term As chairman of the Mckean county democratic party at a meeting held in the knights of Columbus Hall in Kane. The meeting was attended by ome too members of the party who also named miss Eileen Hull Smethport former Secretary of the party to be the vice chairman. She succeeded mrs. Mary of Mara Bradford. I other officers were mrs. Marjorie coneys of port Allegany As Secretary and Edward Chris Ley of Gifford As treasurer. Herbert Pettenati of Crosby and mrs. Violet Slattery of Bradford was elected to the executive Board. Or. Hebda opened the meeting and turned it Over to Peter Schaaf Erie attorney and chairman of the Erie county democratic party. Attending the session and speaking briefly was Francis j. Of Hearn Bradford recently named state committeeman. Speaking also were j. Richard Monago Bradford the party a candidate for the Pennsylvania general Assembly in the november general election John a. Still Bradford candidate for Congress from the 23rd congressional District and Stanley Homan Kane candidate for the state Senate from the 25th senatorial District. Or. Hebda announced during the session that an attempt is being made to bring sen. Edward Kennedy a Mas brother of the late president John f. Kennedy to Kane during the Centennial Celebration. Freight Accident victim identified As h. L Keester after considerable confusion surrounding the identity of the victim of a freight train Accident in Westfield Chautauqua county ., thursday night authorities have established the Man killed As 54-year-old Howard l. Keester of 116 Rockland ave., Bradford also known As a John l. the discovery that Welch was in fact Keesler was not cleared until Friday morning when a brother in Law Raymond j. Benteen of the Bradford address made the identification. Chautauqua county Coroner Ralph Wallace said death was due to a crushed Chest compound fractures of both legs and right Arm fractures when he was struck by a diesel powered eastbound Nickel plate Railroad train under Westfield a Portage St. Overpass. The name Welch had been found on a social Security card on his person. He had worked in the Westfield area several years As a Baker using the name of Welch. His sister in Bradford said that her brother had been a loner most of the time since 1946. He was a Stonemason and bricklayer by Trade and had lived alone for several years in the Westfield Dunkirk area. He was born on May 28, 1909, in Smethport and was the son of or. And mrs. Frank Keesler. He left Home at an Early age and had worked in Doylestown for a while. He was married. Surviving Are his wife Margaret four children three Sisters mrs. Benteen of Bradford mrs. Charles Lewis of North Rose ., and mrs. Charles Herzog of Smethport. Area gop women to meet miss Cathleen Flynn of Ridgway Northwestern District director of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican women has called a meeting of the Mckean county and Bradford councils of gop women to be held next monday at 8 . In the Mckean county court House at Smethport. All Republican women Are invited to attend. Scene of fatality car at left in which George d. Calhoun was fatally injured sunday was driven into the building housing the Hollenbeck funeral Home South ave. And e. Corydon St., Bradford by truck tractor right brakes of which failed in the Hill. It it it it it it it it it it it it sex sheriff is fatally injured four bears sighted four bears one Large and three medium were seen in a group near Lyman run state Park in Potter county. Bradford the third motor vehicle fatality Over a period of years at South ave. And Corydon St. Was recorded sunday morning with the death of George d. Calhoun of 73 w. Corydon St., a Veteran of world War i and a former sheriff of Mckean county. Or. Calhoun died in Bradford Hospital about 11 45 a m. Less than an hour and a half after being injured in an automobile truck collision at the intersection. He was a passenger in an eastbound car driven by his wife. Mrs. Margaret Drake Calhoun 65, which was struck by a truck cab operated by Val Heilman 47, Tampa fla., president of Heilman exposition shows after its brakes gave Way half Way Down the South ave Hill. Or. Calhoun s death was Tho fifth fatality in the county and the second in the City this year due to meter vehicle collisions. A year ago on this Date Mckean county had recorded eight deaths by automobile collisions. The first this year in Bradford was on Jan. 19 near the City line in East main St. Mckean county Coroner Gale f. Hollenbeck and patrolman Richard Miller and James cousins of the local police investigated the collision. According to or. Hollenbeck mrs. Calhoun and her husband were in route to Church services and had stopped at the intersection for the red traffic Light. When the signal changed to Green mrs. Calhoun proceeded Only to be struck Midway of the intersection by the uncontrolled Heilman truck cab. Caught in the collision was a pedestrian William g. Hart 41, of 31 Clinton St. Who was crossing the Street at the time. He suffered a dislocated left shoulder and was admitted to the Hospital along with mrs. Calhoun who sustained abrasions and contusions and was suffering from Shock she was listed in fair condition. Or. Heilman was not seriously injured. He had a rays taken at the Hospital and was discharged. The Impact of the two vehicles sent the machines into the Corner of the Hollenbeck funeral Chapel East Corydon St. Wall after knocking Down a mail Box and a Street sign. An autopsy ordered performed by Coroner Hollenbeck disclosed that or. Calhoun died of numerous fractures including ribs on the right Side and lower right leg. He also had Skull injuries. Or. Hallenbeck stated late sunday night that he has tentatively scheduled an inquest for 7 30 . Monday june i in the municipal buildings Council i Chambers. It was pointed out by or. Hollenbeck sunday night that a coroners jury at an inquest held after a Small boy was killed at the same intersection and his grandparents were injured had recommended that commercial traffic be re routed from the South ave. Hill to the previous route on Congress St. However or. Hollenbeck said both the City and state officials failed to heed the recommendation. Something must be Dene Quot or. Hollenbeck mid. Quot i plan to de everything within my Power to see that the recommended changes of a pest Coroner s jury is accepted and carried sunday nights emergency measure put into effect immediately by City manager Paul l. Mccauley and accepted by Council members at an informal session is similar to that recommended by a coroners jury two years ago. Or. Mccauley and Council however plan to enlarge their re routing of commercial traffic in the City at today a special Council session. Or. Calhoun was a native of Bradford the son of the late John and Mary Kenney Calhoun. He was a Veteran of world War i and served with the Ohio National guard seeing service in France for one year. For a period of 18 years or. Calhoun served As manager of the parts and accessories department of the Star garage. He resigned his position when he was appointed chief Deputy sheriff of Mckean county in january 1936, by then sheriff Merle e. Dickinson. Or. Calhoun won the sheriff s office at the expiration of or. Dickinson a term As the latter then could not succeed himself. After leaving the sheriffs office or. Calhoun was employed by the state auditors department of Pennsylvania from 1943 through 1957, when he retired. He was always Active in Republican affairs and had served As a county committeeman for several years from the second precinct of the fourth Ward. At one time or. Calhoun served As a bookkeeper and manager of a Large wholesale House in Bradford. He was a member of St. Bernard Church Bradford Council knights of Columbus the american legion of the National guard 37th division of Ohio Bradford Post american legion the sheriffs association of Pennsylvania Bradford elks Lodge and veterans of foreign wars. Surviving Are his wife Margaret a daughter mrs. John j. Flannery of Summit n.j., and two grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted yesterday morning in St. Bernard Church and interment was in St. Bernard cemetery. Smethport area High baccalaureate sunday commencement june 4 county officials will use monies to damages the Mckean county Board of commissioners agreed monday to use $25,000 of 1963 liquid fuels fund monies to assist the state in meeting damages to be incurred with the improvement of a Highway in Eldred and Keating townships. The allocation will be returned to the state and used by the department of highways toward total damages estimated at $115,000 in the Section of Roadway to be reconstructed Between Farmers Valley and Larabee. The states total estimate figures lists $75,000 in property damages including acquisition of new rights of Way and $40,000 for relocation of various utilities in connection with the project. Also approved were applications from the City of Bradford for county Aid under the same state distribution fund in the amount of 17,156. Projects included Are the widening of a portion of Mechanic St., $6,675 replacement of a Section of the retaining Wall and Steps on High St., $2,500, and asphaltic Concrete resurfacing of various Bradford streets at an anticipated Cost of $7,981. Quaker slate awards scholarship to two College scholarship awards totalling $4,000 have been made by the Quaker state Oil refining corporation to a son and a daughter of two company employees according to f. O. Koontz Board chairman and chief executive officer of the concern. The winners Are m. Douglas Mccullough of St. Marys w. Va., and Gail Anne Wasser of Falls Creek. Each will receive $500 a year for the next four years of their College training. The College scholarship program of the company was inaugurated in 1959. Judge will speak Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer will deliver the memorial Day address in Bradford. The final round of commencement activities for the class of 1964, Smethport area High school will Start with the baccalaureate service sunday at 8 . Ninety members of the class of 1964 will receive diplomas during the commencement exercises next thursday june 4. The Rev. Charles Palmer pastor of the Gifford eur Church will deliver the baccalaureate Sermon next sunday night. Other features of the baccalaureate program will be processional George Boyer. Invocation the Rev. Thomas Burkholder pastor of the swedish free Christian evangelical Church of Smethport. Hymn a a Onward Christian scripture Reading the Rev. Or. Palmer. Anthems vested choir. Hymn a for the Beauty of the Benediction a the Rev. Or. Burkholder. Recessional or. Boyer. Bucknell professor to spook the commencement address to the 90 members of the class of 1964, Smethport area High school will be delivered thursday night june 4, at 8 . By Wesley n. Haines vice presi Dent development of Bucknell University at Lewisburg. A native of new England prof. Haines is a graduate of Brown University where he was a Phi Beta Kappa student. He graduated from Colgate Roch Ester divinity school and completed his studies for doctor of philosophy at Harvard. He served As assistant to the president of Kezuka College before going to Bucknell. Prof. Haines is a former District governor of rotary International and a former rotary International Counselor. $46,660 verdict returned a jury hearing testimony in a civil Case during the Mckean county common pleas term at Smethport Friday night returned a verdict for $46,660.18 in favor of a Bradford couple injured in a three Way collision in Foster township last october. The verdict was in favor of the plaintiffs Harry h. Grove and his wife Manetta of 1324 e. Main St., Bradford. It was against the defendants Robert h. J. Mclaughlin 143 Oak St., and Ronald Warner of 16 Lincolndale both of Bradford. Testimony in the Case started at to a. In. Thursday. Judge Glenn e. Mencer presided. The Case went to the jury for deliberation about 4 p. In. Friday it reached its verdict at 8 30 p. In. After taking time out for dinner. It is believed to be one of the largest verdicts for a trespass action in Mckean county. The Groves were represented by the firm of Mutzabaugh and Mutzabaugh of Bradford. The Case was tried by r. T. Mutzabaugh assisted by Richard w. Mutzabaugh. Or. Mclaughlin was defended by the firm of Mcvay and me Vay of Bradford with James f. Mcvay handling the Case. Or. Warner was represented by attorney Murray r. Garber of Bradford. The Accident occurred at 4 15 p. In. Sunday oct. 27, 1963, about too Yards from the tuna Crossroads on route 219, with the Mclaughlin car being hit by an alleged hit and run Motorist. Or. Warner was arrested three Days later by Foster township police chief Earl Bridge. The Warner car Mclaughlin vehicle Impact sent the latter machine out of control and into the Grove car. Present awards to Smethport High students the annual award night program of Smethport area High school was held monday night. Athletic awards had been presented during a special school Assembly on Friday. Monday nights event was sponsored by the student Council. Pat Foley a senior and president of the Council was master of ceremonies with the Able assistance of Gwen Guen ter Council treasurer. Mrs. Anne m. Anderson High school guidance Counselor sponsored the award night program. Students who had received honors by election at various times during the 1963-64 term were introduced pins were presented to members of the student Council by mrs. Anderson and officers of the various classes were introduced. Senior Honor students these senior Honor students received Scholastic awards from principal Joseph Papania Gwen Guenter valedictorian Nancy Cimbal salutatorian Douglas Meley Novella Nourse Conrad Michielson Leonard Hanson Rodney Rishel Robert cutting Allen Baker Eileen Walstrom Jeanne Taylor Foley Rebecca Hyde Ann Squires Wanda Cochran Katherine Cosper. Others who received awards included Honor Roll of distinction presented by or. Papania Grade 12�?Katherine Cosper Grade Llu Betsey Abbey and Albert Sweeley Grade 16�?jon Lester National Merit scholarship letters it commendation presented by Anne Anderson Gwen Guenter Douglas Meley Patrick Chamberlain. Bausch and Lamb science presented to Douglas Meley by William Edner. Science awards presented by William Edner physical a i William assails 2 Maria Bulgier 3 William Barton. Biological i chamber lain William Willardson Conrad Michielson 2 Timothy Chase 3 Blaine Puller Wayne Dixon. . Geed citizenship award presented to Nancy Cimbal by mrs. Anne d. Potter. . History awards presented by mrs. Potter 8th Grade Nancy Donovan Lith Grade Betsey Abbey american legion auxiliary presented to Vicki comes an 8th Grade student by mrs. Anita Johnson. American legion presented to Jack Mead an 8th Grade student by commander Don Burion of Bucktail Post 138. Legion Guy b. Mayo award presented to Rodney Rishel by commander Burford. Crosby legion auxiliary presented to Anne Placer by Anita Johnson. Knights of Columbus English award presented to Gwen Guenter by Fred Willardson. Mckean county committee for employment of handicapped essay contest presented by Pauline Hergenrother 1�?Susan Lee Engstrom 2�?William Aggas 3�?Douglas Meley a Ann Squires National educational development tests presented by Anne Anderson sophomores Nancy Carlson Usa Chapman Deborah Dunkle Dorothea elder Bernard Fay Rowena Fay Janet Harrington Mary f. Newcombe Richard Patrick Steven Pollock David Putnam Susan quirk Joan Rifle Marie Scanlan Janet Zink. Freshmen Ray Abbey Julie Chubon Josephine Feit Richard Garner Wanda Hetrick Timmy Hess Phillip Hipchen Karen Irons David Johnson Roger Newton Stephen Newton Sherri Overbeck Phyllis Patrick. Business department awards presented by Harriett Rockefeller shorthand in Benay Starsky typing ii Thomas Chase presented by Dorothy Lorn ban shorthand 11�?150 words per minute Wanda Cochran Pamela Stewart Phyllis Austin Katherine Cosper Jeanne Taylor 140 words Marjorie Delaney Keith Danielson personal typing a 50 words by minute Terry Hess Doug i Meley Gwen Guenter Ellen Hetrick Galen Stilson Anne Placer Charlene Sprester Ronald Confer Sharon Mckeirnan 60 words Elsie Newhouse. Nun under certificates presented by Dorothy Lombard Charlene Sprester James Schnepp Nan Nourse Gwen Guenter Diana Digel Nancy Cimbal Wanda Cochran Eileen Walstrom Joyce Lect Lois Peterson Sandra Anderson Pamela code Jeanette speedy Sharon Engstrom Katherine Cosper Sally Danielson Jeanne Taylor Pamela Stewart Phyllis Austin. Trl his pins presented by Dorothy Lombard Ann Squires Twila Reinard Virginia Timblin Virginia Bat Terson Jeanette speedy choral music awards presented by George Boyer Chamberlain Robert cutting Ellen Hetrick Bryant Robey Ann Squires Dennis Jeffords Nancy Cimbal Susan Engstrom. Novella Nourse Charlene Sprester William Willardson Valjean Johnson Michael Napolitan Sandra Ander son Dolores Johnson Twila Reinard. Pamela Stewart Joseph Allen Marjorie Delaney Dorothy limn Frances Rice Jean Taylor Sandy Galloway studly music award presented to Douglas Meley. 392 Given Chest a rays tuesday there were 208 Chest a Rayt taken in Kane and 184 in it. Jewett tuesday by the Mobile unit sponsored by the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society. A Volunteer at the Kane clinic was miss Ruth Ahlquist. The unit was scheduled to be in Bradford yesterday. Ridgway Plant to Start Weyerhaeuser co. Will produce Hardwood lumber and veneer at the former Elliott Plant in Ridgway. Starting in the Bdl the Plant will employ about 65. The project was adopted by Weyerhaeuser a because this area has the finest Supply of Black Cherry in the

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