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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 07, 1968, Smethport, PennsylvaniaPublished in the county seat of Mckean county a. Mckean county Democrat Mckean county picture. Newspaper established 1858 a Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper volume no. Tio Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport a thursday november 7, 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 45 speculate new Industry to use Smethport facility workmen making repairs in the unoccupied Holmes and Gil Fillan building on Mechanic Street in Smethport have aroused speculation locally on whether the new Industry is about to locate there. An organization with members from Smethport port Allegany and Eldred has been working since last Spring to get a clothing firm to locate in the area. The Holmes and Gilfillan Structure was offered to House the Industry. Hugh Fry chairman of the organization a called the tri area development corp., said tuesday he had nothing to say except that he May a have news Friday he said he has met several times recently with company officials. Since Spring he has said he is optimistic about the chances of the firm locating Here. All that has been Public about the interested company is that it manufacturers menus apparel and that it intends to establish a Pilot Plant. The Holmes and Gililland building is owned by Bernard k. Ball. He agreed to lease the building to the tri area development corp. For a period of three years. Eldred Borough will Seu Christmas Trees the Eldred Borough Volunteer firemen voted tuesday night to sell Christmas Trees for ways and Means project. The company met at the Borough building with president Lawrence Miller conducting the session. Applications for membership were accepted from John Rice Harry Degolier and Keith Marsh or. Fire chief George Shields reported on the Mutual Aid run in october to the Raymond Moyer residence. Ambulance Captain Donald close reported five runs the past month. The department voted to employ the Shields lumber co. To Complete the construction of the refreshment stand in Community Park. Bills amounting to $152.20 were approved for payment. An expression of thanks was received from the Eldred Borough kindergarten for transportation of the children Back to the school after visiting the polling place tuesday. The to thanked the fire company for the donation received for the halloween party. Count ians gel Okay for mental planning commissioners of Mckean Cameron Potter and Elk counties were notified that their application for a mental health and mental retardation planning Grant for the period ending june 30, 1969, has been approved in the amount of $42,777.00. The letter citing the approval was from Joseph Adlestein m. D., Deputy Secretary for my or department of Public welfare and said the figure amounts to ninety percent of the approved expenditures eligible for state participation. Exam set for e. Smethport postmaster an examination for postmaster at East Smethport $6,807 a year will be open for acceptance of application until nov. 26, the . Civil service commission announced today. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race religion color National origin sex politics or any other non Merit Factor. Complete information about the examination requirements and instructions for filing applications May be obtained at the East Smethport Post office. Application forms must be filed with the u. S. Civil service commission Washington d. C., 20415 and must be received or postmarked not later than the closing Date. Competitors for the postmaster vacancy must a have at least one year of experience education above High school level May be substituted for six months of experience showing that they have the ability to maintain simple records of accounts or that it has Given them a knowledge of postal procedures a show that they Are of Good reputation and that they can meet and Deal with the Public agreeably and effectively a have resided within the delivery of the Post office for one year immediately preceding the closing Date of the examination a have reached their 18th birthday on the closing Date for acceptance of applications a taken a written test. Those who pass will be assigned final ratings on the basis of this test and on their experience and fitness for the position. Persons Over 70 years of age cannot be appointed in deep freeze a aviation machinist mat 1-c Ronald z. Langfitt us son of mrs. Ruth m. Langfitt of it. 2, Eldred and tha husband of the former miss Barbara d. Doan of Mcpherson kan., is participating in operation deep freeze 1969. The operation is the 14th year of naval Tion is the 14hh year of naval support for scientific research in Antarctica with air development Squadron six vx-6. As the Navy s Antarctic air Squadron vx-6 provides logistical support to scientists of the u. S. Antarctic research program groups discuss 4-county mental health program a proposal to establish a mental health mental retardation program within Mckean Elk Cameron and Potter counties was discussed at a special meeting wednesday night of last week of the boards of commissioners of the four counties. According to mrs. Dorothy Blacklock area administrator to the four county program any plan of this nature must be submitted to the my or advisory Board then to the boards of commissioners of the affected counties finally to the state for approval under the Pennsylvania my or act. The plan must be submitted to state level before Jan. I 1969. If approved by the state the four county plan could be in operation by july 1969. Anita Herbert m.d., who is on the Bradford Hospital staff and is in partnership with or. S. Gordon Huff and or. Edward j. Roche was introduced As a new member of the advisory Board from Bradford. Present at the special meeting were Henry Graff chairman Mckean comity Russell j. Weston Mckean county commissioner William p. Gies Elk county Leslie p. Geelen Cameron county mrs. Frank Maljovec Mckean county Robert Mitchell Potter county commissioner or. James e. Milligan Ridgway psychiatric Center Norbert j. Powell Elk county Milton o. Braun Potter county Robert Curtis regional coordinator mrs. Dorothy Blacklock area administrator Francis Higgins Cameron county commissioner Lawrence j. Labrozzi and miss Frances Carbone. Mckean county gives Republican candidates margins vets Bonus oked local winners from left Mckean county assemblyman Victor Westerberg r of Kane state sen. Richard c. Frame r of Franklin and . Rep. Albert w. Johnson r of Smethport All appeared to be in the winners Circle wednesday morning. Or. Westerberg unopposed in the one county District rolled up 11,735 votes. Both sen. Frame and rep. Johnson had comfortable leads in their districts in the Early hours of wednesday morning. Quaker state Oil refining corp. Sets new third Quarter records in sales Oil City a third Quarter 1968 operations for Quaker state Oil refining corp. And its subsidiaries were reported prior to audit Friday by Lee r. Forker president. New High records were achieved for Revenue and income. Net income for the first nine months of 1968 was $5,339,-000, representing a gain of 15 percent Over the same period nine month period this year were $72,163,000, an improvement of outstanding earnings per share for the nine months period this year were $1.69 As compared with $1.47 per share last year. Third Quarter operations for 1968, considered favourable re Fleet an income of $2,418,000, up 28 percent from last year and revenues were $25,672,000, of 1967. Total revenues for the i an increase of 15 percent. In it. Jewett Man killed on Rte. 6 come per share this year was 67 cents compared with 53 cents per share in third Quarter 1967. On sept. 25, Quaker state acquired in an Exchange of Stock All of the assets of Ralph e. Stranburg inc., a Petroleum marketing company in Western new York state. This transaction was recorded on a pooling of interstate basis and accordingly the current of the newly acquired company. Or. Forker noted that the 13 percent gain in revenues and 15 Republican Richard m. Nixon carried Mckean county by a comfortable margin in tuesdays presidential election. Bradford City totals Nixon 2,305 Hubert Humphrey 1,860 George c. Wallace 133. The county totals Nixon 9,985 Humphrey 6,126 Wallace 676 a 16,787, or about 80 percent of the 21,060 people registered. Four years ago president Johnson carried the county by 2,865 votes. In regard the question on a veterans Bonus contained on tuesdays ballot the results were Bradford a yes 2,113 no 754. County a yes 6,037 no 2,130. The unofficial results of the were largely attributable to continued increases in Quaker state Brand motor sales. Refining and marketing prospects for the immediate future appear excellent with a Large backlog of customer orders and pros pee is for continued operation at it. Jewett a David Conn at it. Nebo Chapel with the near refining capacity. 29-year-old it. Jewett business Rev. V. Theodore Benson Pas Man was pronounced dead on Tor of St. Matthews lutheran Smethport Boro votes to Widen Fulton Street the Smethport Borough Council monday night voted to Widen Fulton Street from Green Street through North Street. The decision came after Council was informed it would receive liquid fuels tax Money from Mckean county to pay the Cost. The Highway will be widened to 15 feet from water to Green St. A letter suggesting a study of the new sewage disposal Plant when it begins operating was received from the contractor on the Job. Council said it would have a Borough employee on hand to study the operation of the Plant. The Marvin St pump Sta ution should be in operation by percent Dicrease in profits for wednesday it com deltas told. The first one months of 19681 firemen meet in Johnsonburg Johnsonburg seventy five delegates attended the monthly meeting of the tri county Volunteer firemen a association recently at the Central Hose company Raymond Windsor president of Eldred said. Donald fared executive director of the tri county fire school said work had begun on the third floor of the Drill Tower at the school in Smethport and that volunteers would be needed to Complete the project before Winter. Harvey Kuhns Rescue Captain for the Johnsonburg fire department cited a Rescue operation performed by three members of the department. He said they revived an unconscious Man who had come in Contact with an electric charge on a Neon sign called an ambulance other contests . Senator City Richard s. Schweiker r2,342 Joseph s. Clark d1,723 county Schweiker 10,337 Clark 5,757. Judge Superior court a City John b. Hai Wium r2,391 William e. Cercone d1,590. County Harutum 10,364 Cercone 5,470. Auditor general a City Warner Depuy or2,266 Robert p. Casey d1,689county Depuy 9,934 Casey 5,817. State treasurer a City Frank j. Pasquerilla r2,337 Grace m. Sloan d1,702. County Pasquerilla 9.924 Sloan 6,058. Representative Congress a City Albert w. Johnson r2,653 Alan r. Cleeton d1,453. County Johnson 11,117 Cleeton 5,093. State senator a City Richard c. Frame r2,639 Robert n. Kunselman d1,410 county Frame 11,038 Kunselman 5,018. Assembly representative City Victor j. Westerberg unopposed 2,734county 11,735. Arrival of the Kane Community Hospital about 11 3 . Sunday following an Auto Accident in this Borough a half hour earlier. Or. Conn part owner with his father Eugene Conn of Thompson amp co., it. Jewett hardware firm apparently lost control of his car and smashed into Cement railings on the overhead Bridge on route 6 at the West end of the Borough. Local police chief Erik Hanson was still investigating monday morning. He said or. Conn was headed East on route 6 and May have fallen asleep at the wheel of his 1968 Model sports Sedan. The Accident happened not far from the family Home on main St. The chief said or. Conn was alone in the car which was demolished. A Bachelor or. Conn was a 1957 graduate of Kane area High school. He was co owner of the local hardware firm and Active in the business. Mckean county Coroner Gale Hollenbeck was called to the Kane Community Hospital to investigate. A funeral service for or. Conn was held at 2 . Wednesday rehabilitation work at school told to rotary the Smethport rotary club met monday at noon at the colonial hotel and heard mrs. Joyce Shick of Bradford director of futures inc., describe the rehabilitation work being done at the sheltered workshop at the Blaisdell school in Bradford. Mrs. Shack said there were some 30 students in the workshop Ages ranging from 16 through 32 years and she showed examples of their work and explained How they Are being trained to work and to adjust to the presence of other people. In Short How to eventually become useful citizens. There Are some 30 or More mentally retarded mentally disturbed and physically handicapped persons in the Bradford area mrs. Shock reported and others throughout the county. In the workshop Are people from Bradford Smethport port Allegany and Eldred. Visitors to the meeting were bother Hunter Reading Joseph Herger George Failey Howard Baker Gordon Bottera All of port Allegany and Henry Graff Bradford. Church officiating. Burial was in Mckean memorial Park at Lafayette. Death was attributed to a fractured neck by Mckean county Coroner Gale Hollenbeck and followed a one car Accident at 1 30 . Sunday. Or. Conn was born on oct. 28, 1939 in Kane to Eugene and Ellen Osbeck Conn. He was a partner in the Thompson hardware store and was a 1957 graduate of Kane area High school. He drove a school bus for the past several years and was assistant chief of the it. Jewett Volunteer fire department and was Active in the Johnsonburg drum and Bugle corps. Or. Conn was socially Active in the Johnsonburg East end Hose co. And the Johnsonburg Hose co. And the Johnsonburg Post of the american legion. He was Well known As a musician and at the time of his death was the drummer with the Lester and Conn orchestra. He was a member of St. Matthews lutheran Church in it. Jewett. Surviving besides his parents Are two Sisters mrs. James Swanson Monroeville and Bethany at Home one aunt mrs. Harlan Danielson it. Jewett one Uncle or. Carl Erie and one Niece. The contractor for the Nelson i and took a a a aft the Elk St. Bridge told Council he will to Nero a h�sp1,Al in Ridgway move i equipment about Al stun was later released directors in oct. 31, declared a Cash dividend of 25 cents a share payable dec. 16, to shareholders of record at the mrs Quot Duenna close of business nov 15. Cash westlund6was Raed to fill the 15 and suggested the Borough set up a stronger barricade on both sides of the Bridge to prevent accidents. Borough employees asked Council to Purchase hip boots for use when digging ditches. Council will study the request. Robert bullers treasurer of the Library commission offered four count ians to attend acs annual meeting four members of the Mckean county unit of the Pennsylvania division of the american cancer society Are attending the annual meeting at the Host farm Motel Lancaster wednesday and thursday. Over 400 persons representing 62 county units Are expected at the two Day meeting and tile local representatives will be or. John l. Neill m.d., vice president of the local unit Charles t. Rowe Delegate or. Paul de r. Relish m.d., alternate Delegate and Olive b. Minnoch executive director. The election of officers for 1969, society business and workshops and discussion sessions will highlight the affair. Keynote speaker will be or. Sidney Farber m.d., president of the american cancer society. Individual and group awards for outstanding cancer control activities also will be . Dividends declared and paid for the Calendar year 1988 will therefore total 97.5 cents per share As compared with 82.5 cents per share paid during the Calendar year 1967. This represents the sixth consecutive year in which Quaker state has increased its Cash dividends. Pony killed the final meeting of the year will be held nov. 13 in Roulette. Kane based state police were called to the Eldred area last week where a Pony which had House wandered onto the Highway had matches started the fire a been killed by a motor vehicle. I cording to the fire department. Oil company shed destroyed by fire a shed on the Gibson Oil co. Property at Dallas was destroyed by fire saturday afternoon. Ten men and two trucks from Rew Volunteer fire department put out the fire. Firemen said area residents kept the Blaze from spreading to nearby Brush and Woods. Children reportedly had the deserted shed their play children playing with rarest tree in state the Allegheny Plum or Sloe tree is one of Pennsylvania s rarest native Trees. Smethport re i woman Hurt in Bradford crash Bradford a five traffic accidents were investigated by City police during the weekend. One Driver was admitted to Bradford Hospital. Miss Julia Coldren 18, of re 3 Smethport was hospitalized saturday for observation. She sustained a possible head injury and knee injury when her car collided with another car at the intersection of Forman and Kennedy its. At 12 30 . Her car failed to Stop at a Stop sign on Forman St. And struck a car on Kennedy St. Operated by mrs. J. W. Matthews 58, of 123 Kennedy St mrs. Matthews was not Hurt. Police charged miss col Dren with a Stop sign violation. Damage totalled an estimated $1,500. Edward Dallenback 72, of 55 Garlock hollow was charged with hit and run saturday night after he allegedly hit gasoline pumps with his car at Central garage Barbour and n. Center its. Witnesses saw the incident and reported it to police. Damage to the pumps was estimated at $75. Three women and an infant girl were shaken but not seriously Hurt when their car ran into a parked car in front of 15 Barbour St. Sunday afternoon. Examined and released at Bradford Hospital were mrs. Diane Depetro 21, of Cyclone the Driver her 8-month-old daughter Lisa who sustained a bump on the head her Mother mrs. Margaret Depetro 52, of Cyclone who sustained an abrasion of the right knee and mrs. Mona Cotton 34, of 94 Kennedy St., Bradford who had a bump on a leg. The parked car is owned by Howard d. Johnson of la n. Kendall ave. Damage to his car was estimated at $200, and to the Depetro car at $325. Three cars were damaged at 7 10 . Saturday on main St., near the Webster St. Intersection. Police said a car operated by Beth c. Vesneski 28, of 23 Tibbits ave. Hit the rear of a car operated by David d. Har ten 16, of Derrick City. The Impact pushed the Harten car into the rear of a car driven by Frank Cernetti 53, of 265 South ave. All cars were westbound. Damage totalled an estimated $275. Sunday morning a moving Auto ran into the door of a parked car a i Chestnut St., near the e. Corydon St. Intersection. Edward r. Konwinski of 240 Jackson ave. Had opened his door and was about to get out of the car. A car operated by Roberta l. Bacus of 40 Howard St struck the open door. Damage to the Konwinski car was estimated at $150, and to the Bacus car at $50. Breaking ground a participating in tha groundbreaking ceremonies to it. Jewett Friday morning at the site of the Borough s now Industry Tho Northern Hardwood rounds corp., Are rep. Albert w. Johnson Robert Foote president of Tho it. Jewett development corp. Clyde Jack president of Northern Hardwood rounds and Herbert mix mayor of of. Jewett i i photo by Stewart Raspberry Pickin time Cletus Carlson of Kane Holm got in his a Indian summer project last week picking a quart of red raspberries Mas his Home

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