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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 5, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county3 picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday november 5, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 45 Long civil court session convenes in Smethport a negligence Case involving the collapse of the Browntown by. Bridge in Bradford twp. Nearly a year ago was scheduled for jury trial before judge Glenn e. Mencer in Mckean county court of common pleas yesterday. Firm hired by authority in Smethport the first major step leading to construction of the state mandated sewage disposal system in Smethport was taken last week at a meeting of the Borough authority. The authority hired the Harrisburg engineering consulting firm of Gannett. Fleming Cord dry and Carpenter. Inc. To draw up plans for a sewage disposal Plant. The firm also will determine costs and location of the Plant. The statewide Call for new sewage plants is part of the clean streams program enacted by the state legislature. Members of the authority present were its solicitor Robert Apple Joseph Brown Virgil Herriman Fred Willardson and Lawrence Robey. Chairman James Mcelhattan is a patient in Olean general Hospital. Quaker state Oil shows big gain in net income Quaker state Oil refining corp. Said thursday that a 1964 third Quarter net income was More than $200,000 above that for the similar 1963 period. The firm said net earnings for the third Quarter this year were $926,000 or 56 cents a common share compared to $745,992 or 90 cents a share for the 1963 third Quarter. There Are almost twice As Many shares this year than there were in 1963. Smethport area youth is injured Olean . James h. Dickinson 15, of Smethport re i suffered Chin and left Side lacerations saturday in a one car Accident on Happy hollow Road town of Olean. State police charged the Driver Keith d. Shaw 20, of 508 water st., Smethport with being an unlicensed operator and using unreasonable Speed. Peace Justice Ronald Sprague of the town of Portville imposed a total of $75 in fines. Troopers said the Shaw machine failed to negotiate a curve left the Highway travelled across a Lawn and halted against a drainpipe on the property of Joseph Constanza. Inspection period opens the regular 3-months inspection period for automobiles registered in Pennsylvania opened on sunday and will continue through Jan. 31. More rigid rules covering a front end suspension and steering Are in effect. Juries were drawn monday for the eight trials listed to be heard this month and Early in december. The Calendar originally listed 20 cases for the regular civil session. First action the first trespass action set Down in the court Calendar for yesterday and today involves Bradford twp. Supervisors is. Charles Bartoo and John Strom Berg of Bradford. Attorney Murray r. Garber of Bradford was retained to represent the township Potter amp Potter of Smethport and Mutza Baugh amp Mutzabaugh of Bradford Are Reurer Ming or. Bartoo and Chambers a Crisman of Bradford Are attorneys for or. Stromberg. On dec. 31 of last year the Span collapsed when allegedly struck by a car being towed across the Structure by a wrecker. The vehicle allegedly was owned by or Bartoo and the wrecker was the property of or. Stromberg. During the past several months a new Bridge has been constructed by the township under contract and is scheduled to be ready for use within the next to Days. Other trial dates other cases on the tentative trial list Are As follows Friday and saturday trespass. John Martin Farrell Mutzabaugh amp Mutzabaugh is. Melvin f. Raver Potter amp Potter. Nov. 18-19�?trespass, Esther Salvamoser Brahany it Powell and Robert j. Healy is. Donald Goehring. Murray r. Garber and Walter Olson re l Wilcox add. Defendant Mutzabaugh a Mutzabaugh. Nov. 20-23�?assumpsit, Western automatic vending corp., of Buffalo ., Murray r. Garbed is. Producers Bank and Trust co., Mutzabaugh amp Mutzabaugh. Nov. 27-28�?trespass, George j. Lamberson executor of the estate of Belle Lamberson. Deceased. And George j. Lamberson executor of her estate trustee and item Philip f. Jacobus. Is. Benjamin k. Connelly and Madge s. Connelly Robert j. Healy. Nov. 39�?assumpsit, Noma Lites inc., a Delaware corporation Joseph Graff is. Cameo doll products. Inc., and Joseph l. Kallus Isherwood amp Carlson Mcvay amp Mcvay and Elton f. Carlson. Trespass action dec. 4-5 a trespass Rosa Borsa and Presidio Borsa her husband both of 627 interstate pkwy., Bradford Henry a. Ono Frio and Murray r. Garber is. Great Atlantic amp Pacific Tea co., 79-83 Mechanic st., Bradford Robert j. Healy. Dec. 7-8�?trespass, William Barry a minor by Frank Barry guardian and item of 37 Jefferson st., Bradford Murray r. Garber is. David Chittister of 115 summer st., Bradford and Mack Healy jr., of 166 Kennedy st., Bradford Richard e. Brandow for Chittister and Robert j. Healy for Healy. Lyndon b. Johnson Hubert h. Humphrey Fred forness Dies Fred w. Forness jr., 91, former mayor of Olean and a political Leader businessman and philanthropist died in the Mountain clinic Olean on monday. Elect l. R. Edwards director of acs new York n. Y. Lester r. Edwards prominent Bradford pa., business executive is one of four pennsylvanians elected directors of the american cancer society by members of the society a House of delegates during the annual meeting last week. Also chosen were former gov. George m. Leader executive vice president of capital products corp., Mechanicsburg and or. Lester w. Burket professor of Oral Medicine and Dean of the school of dentistry University of Pennsylvania. Or. Edwards was reelected to the Board together with Harold w. Wallgren vice president and Board Secretary of Philadelphia National Bank. A director of the american cancer society since 1963, or. Edwards is a past president of the Pennsylvania division and of the Mckean county unit. Lester r. Edwards. Chosen to acs Board Active in civic and business affairs he is president of Bradford publications inc. Bid letting set on county Road a is will by Iii m do. 4 for construction of about five Milos of Highway on rout 211 Between Farmers Valley and Larabee. Merle e. Dickinson Smethport chairman of the Mckean county Republican committee said word of Tho proposed construction was received Friday from the Clearfield District office of the Pennsylvania do it arts est of highways. Two charcoal plants purchased by Susquehanna the Purchase of two additional charcoal plants by Susquehanna chemical corp. Of Bradford was announced Friday by William r. Leipold general manager. The two plants were formerly operated by Standard charcoal co. And were known As the Bradford Wood products Plant at Marvindale and the Wyman chemical Plant at port Allegany. Both of the newly acquired facilities have manufactured Hardwood charcoal by the retort process since the turn of the Century. Their charcoal products Are used in various Industrial processes and Are also distributed for the picnic Trade. Butter Krust co. To discontinue business in City butter Krust baking co. Of this City announced tuesday that the firm will discontinue business As of the week of nov. 9. Burnell b. Wanner manager said that he had made arrangements with the Firch baking to. Of Jamestown ., to Fondue the distribution of butter Krust and Bunny bakery products. Or. Wanner added that he had arranged with Firch to meet with his employees and to afford them As Many employment opportunities As possible. He said that he anticipates Manv of them will be employed by Firch. The local Plant was opened dec. 28, 1928. By the late David r. Anderson. He sold the business to the present owners on oct. 14. L�44. or at that time was top in up q a 7ann�r. Upon bus Deas on Anni i. In i the to in ref t tit it nor hoi my Mana up to fax Krust employs about 50 people. Taking of senecas9 land approved by u. S. Court new York the . Court of appeals ruled by a 2-1 vote thursday that the Federal government has the right to disregard a 170-year-old treaty with the Seneca indians in taking land for a flood control project. The ruling upheld a Buffalo Send Absentee a a military ballots to 725 persons approximately 725 Absentee and military ballots were sent to applicants by the Mckean county Board of elections according to chief clerk George e. Berkwater. It was necessary to order an additional 200 ballots he stated when the demand steadily increased during the ten Days prior to the presidential election. The official canvass of All votes cast on tuesday will begin Friday. The office staff will commence counting the Absentee and military returns on Friday nov. 13. Receive results of a Ray Survey Here last month the results of the september a Ray Survey conducted Here by the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society in cooperation of the Pennsylva Nia department of health and Mckean county medical society have been received Here. Of the 997 films taken 19 were reported As suspect to be checked possible tuberculosis 8 emphysema 2, enlarged heart 17, other non tuberculosis findings 17. There were 4 unsatisfactory films. Large a rays were recommended for 42 of these 27 have been rechecked so far. Re ports on findings on the films ave been sent to family physicians. Negative cards have been mailed to the others. This service is made possible by Christmas Seal contributions of county residents. Court order granting the Federal government condemnation Powers Over a portion of the Indian reservation in c a 11 Aragus county for inclusion in the Allegheny Reservoir project. The government began condemnation proceedings to acquire the land in 1963 after defeating a move by the senecas to Block the land acquisition. The senecas argued that the land involved was not necessary for construction of the dam and that Congress had not authorized the acquisition of the land in question. Judges Thurgood Marshall and Irving r. Kaufman upheld the lower court ruling in favor of the government and judge Leonard p. Moore dissented. Judge Moore argued that a great nations like great men should keep their word and he agreed with the Seneca Contention that their reservation was being invaded. In the majority opinion judge Marshall wrote that a while asserting rights under the treaty of nov. La 1794, Between the United states and the Seneca nation to keep its lands inviolate the Seneca nation also recognizes that Power of Congress to take or to Sanction the taking of its lands for Public purposes without regard to the treaty. A indeed there is no question of the right of the United states to condemn the land Here in question for the Public purpose of constructing the Reservoir project a he said. At Issue was the land needed to Widen and relocate route 17 from a two Lane to a four Lane superhighway. Plan 5 Servings at Indian dinner Salamanca . Five Servings Are planned for the sixth annual Indian foods dinner nov. 21 at. Jimerson town United presbyterian Church Annex West of this City. Indian foods prepared in the style of ancestral Iroquois will be featured at the affair proceeds from which will be used for construction of a new Church in the relocation area. Servings will be at noon 2, 4, 6 and 7 30 . Reelected Albert w. Johnson. . Congressman James s. Berger. Stat Senate Johnson Berger win reelection Victor j. Westerberg. Stat Assembly adequate mental health Survey lacking in area mrs. Henry Graff chairman of the Survey of prior planning for the comprehensive mental health and mental retardation planning project has announced that the result of the questionnaire sent to schools hospitals family and government agencies within Mckean county has indicated a very definite Lack of any adequate Survey Ever having been made. Mrs. Lena Griffin chairman of the site visitation committee has announced that the work of her committee will be completed within the next week. Mrs. Frances Maljovec coordinator has announced that a mailing is being completed for a Public meeting to be held Here later this month with Robert Cole Bradford Hospital administrator As chairman. Week for retarded gov. Scranton has called on pennsylvanians to visit institutions caring for mentally retarded youngsters nov. 15-26, the period he set aside for state Observance of National retarded children a week. New it. 59 ribbon cutting on nov. 24 purchases of Bonds in state increase pennsylvanians p u r c h a sed . Savings Bonds amounting to $36,048,000 during september again of 7.5 per cent Over the preceding month according to state reports. In Mckean county september purchases of e and h Bonds were $94,850 in Cameron county $28,126 in Elk county $175,-912 and in Potter county $39,-911. Warren gov. William Scranton and highways Secretary Henry d. Harral have been invited to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for nov. 24 for the opening of the entire relocation of route 59, from Warren to Marshburn via Kinzua dam. This has been the Warren Board of Commerce which is arranging the ceremony with the cooperation of District Highway engineers w. P. Madigan Franklin and Stanton Funk Clearfield. Opening of the 17-mile relocation the devils Elbow and the Casey Bridge will give immediate Relief to through traffic congestion on route 6 via Kane As the result of the Long established Detour. Highways department officials have reported no official plans for re designating route 59 As route 6, terming reports of such action a just locally it has been said this would be a logical move As the new route 59 shortens the distance Between Warren and Smethport by about 16 Miles under route 6 mileage. Casey Bridge ready announcement also has been made that with the exception of a two foot steel railing the $4.5 million Casey Bridge which spans the Kinzua Valley is Complete. The railing will be installed on the parapet Wall which rises above the High curbing on the Bridge. Binder was being placed on the 13,200 feet of route 59 approaches to the Bridge wednesday. Officials stated that if the temperatures remain at about or above the 40 degree Mark the Blacktop can be placed. Opening of the Bridge and approaches now planned for nov. 15, will be the final link in the More than 17 Miles of relocation of route 59 Between Warren and Marshburn. It rises 170 feet from the Kinzua Creek Valley. Albert w. Johnson Smethport Republican has been returned to Congress from the 23rd District. And James s. Berger Republican to the state Senate 25th District according to the unofficial incomplete returns from tuesdays election. Although or. Johnson was the Winner in the District he was a loser in Bradford As John a. Still Democrat polled 2,507 votes to Johnson a 2,293 for the 12 precincts. Complete unofficial vote in the 8-county congressional District Johnson 73,77$ still a1,255. Complete unofficial Mckean county vote tabulation on westering beats Monaco for Assembly in precedent shattering fashion Bradford and Mckean county went democratic for president for the first time tuesday the Mckean county Man has a pm Side a been a successful campaigner a. Senator since 1946 when he won his first. A Harrij Rutlin term As assemblyman from my j in Mew non Fri Ai Kean county. He won again in o in the 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, a it urns 2 5 vies in the 1960 and 1962. In november of in Are the 1963 he ran for Congress to fill 5eare.y .1ll/h it r i nun pig Vinerio Racine re mint publican and Defeated William est of ice a Quot carried i a t. Haggerty by a 17,000 margin or the county. Or. Berger winning his sixth four year term As 25th District senator held better than a 4,000 majority Over his democratic opponent Stanley Homan Democrat of Kane. Figures from the four county District showed sen. Berger in front 26,645 to 22,509, in 170 precincts out of 185. Over in Potter county Herman t. Schneeble running Xor reelection to congressman from the 17th District Defeated his democratic opponent William Plankenhorn 1,859 to 1,279, in la of la precincts. In the race for assemblyman Erwin Murray Democrat incumbent Defeated r. L. Lunn 1,763 to 1,419. In the Short session he served As congressman. Or. Johnson was named to the Post office civil service and government operations committees. His total vote in the City was 2,293 to or. Stills 2,507 to Mark the first and Only time he has Ever left the City of Bradford trailing. This dates Back to the times he has run for assemblyman to last november. His vote in the entire 52 precincts of Mckean county gave him a vote of 9,918 against stills 8,183, a majority of 1.735 to carry into the seven other counties of his District. Or. Berger who carried a in 1912, when the Bull Moose Washington party uprising led by Teddy Roosevelt shattered the Republican party the democrats could t win in Mckean county. The vote was Roosevelt 3,489 Taft regular Republican 1,345 Wilson Democrat 2,342. It is interesting to recall that Robert w. Hilton a Bradford Democrat was elected state senator in 1912 Over Frank Baldwin Austin re pub publican. The vote was 2,939 to 1,929 in Mckean county. At Tho same time e. R. Benson my Jewett Democrat was elected to the Assembly from Mckean county in 1912. But Horace Redfield of Smethport endorsed by the re pub Ucon and Bull Moose parties also was elected a member of Assembly. In those Days this county was entitled to two assemblymen. Or. Redfield polled 3,431 votes while or. Benson had 2,992. Meanwhile the county reelected Victor j. Westerberg of Kane the Republican incumbent to the Pennsylvania general Assembly Over Richard Monago of Bradford by a vote of 9,718 to 8,315. Or. Monago carried the 3,202 to 2,116 vote out of his cd tit defeating or. Westerberg Home county Potter was High Man in every county except Clarion county where unofficial figures for 32 of 41 precincts showed or. Hamon out in front 4.680 to 4,148. In Cameron county or. Berger came out in front 1,781 to 1,266. 2,670 to 2,086. Or. Monago always a Strong candidate was the second highest democratic vote getter in the City exceeded Only by president Johnson. He was third highest in votes among the democrats in the county following or. Johnson and mrs. Grace Sloan nominee for auditor general. At the county level rep. Albert w. Johnson of Smethport seeking reelection to it Congress polled 9,918 votes to 8.183 and councilman John a. Still of Bradford the democratic nominee. Or. Still How last minute details for tues Ever led or. Johnson in Brad Days presidential election were Ford by an unofficial tally of discussed monday during a 2,507 to 2,293. This is the first meeting of the Mckean county time or. Johnson first elected commissioners discuss final election details commissioners. Among the several commune to the state Assembly in the mid-40s Ever failed to carry cations read at the session was Bradford City according to vet one from . Attorney Gustave a ran political observers. Diamond of Pittsburgh who the county gave state sen. Pointed out that certain Federal James s. Berger i of couders Laws applied to the election port a More than 2,000-vote Martha year and that any voting Over his democratic Oppon irregularities should be reported ent Stanley l. Homan of Kane in to his office during the Day or the race for the 25th District t c jul seat. 9,893 to 7,816. Or. Berger officials of the Smethport carried Bradford by a vote of area High school expressed a 2 402 to 2 219 predation to the Board for the the president was the Only loan of a voting machine for a democratic candidate to carry mock election at the school two county but in the City the weeks ago. The state department of High democrats led in All contests except state treasurer and state was notified the commissioners a it Quot in see a senator Scott. Cop in nov. 19 at the Bradford Armor Hifp Atud Genevieve in connection with the proposed to 7? a relocation of route 219 ii the Blatt. 9 7�?oi1?>jf.�?~ Bradford area. County totals including the City but lost to the democratic con approval was Given for $2,935 in Minfu air from Tho tender 2,3o7 to 2,405 in Bradford. In county Aid from the liquid fuels fund for Road improve in the race for Superior court ment work in the Borough of tw0 a dec tfx Smethport. Over 77 percent ballot in county depending on How Many of the outstanding 725 Absentee and military ballots Aro returned and Are valid Mckean county voting in tuesday s election will run Between 77 and 79 percent of those registered. This compares with about is percent in 1940 when the late president John f. Kennedy was Defeated in the county by a Moro than two to one margin by Richard m. Nixon. The gop nominee four years ago received 15,841 county votes to 7,389 for or. Kennedy. Publicans incumbent Robert e. Woodside and Joseph c. Bruno a polled 9,522 and 9.017, respectively in Complete county totals to 8,035 for j. Sydney Hoffman and 8,067 for Robert Lee Jacobs democrats. In the City however it was 2,348 for Hoffman 2,372 for Jacobs 2,258 for Woodside and 2,152 for Bruno. For state treasurer the county a 52 precincts polled 9,610 for gop Robert d. Fleming against 7,686 for Thomas z. Minehart Democrat. In the City 12 precincts the vote was 2,300 for Fleming and 2,229 for Minehart. Rep. W. Stuart Helm r Defeated Grace Sloan d in the county 8.991 to 8,456. In the City portion of the Overall tally however mrs. Sloan polled 2,460 votes to 2j5q for Helm

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