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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 12, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the Conn to seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday november 12, 1964 terms�?44.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 46 Smethport Chest drive will Start next monday on monday nov. A 44 vol unto or workers will open Tho annual Campaign of Tho Smethport Community Chest inc. A goal of $4,500 has again Boon promo cod by Tho officers and directors of Tho Chest. This budget of $4,500 has Boon sought for a number of years but has not Boon attained since 1040. A comparison of Tho Contr buttons of two neighbouring Community chests with Smethport Points to Tho sad fact that too Largo a percentage of Smethport people give in the bracket of loss than $5.00. In fact 70 percent of local givers fall in this class. In the other two communities mentioned for comparison Only 24.0 percent of the donors give $5.00 or less. The slogan of United fund efforts throughout the United states this year is Quot your fair share is one hour s per when the Volunteer worker Calls at your Home Why not open up your hearts and purses and make your gift Worth while in the spirit of the Community Chest Quot give once for Alii Quot and let us add to this Quot give enough to go around i Quot District Lions meet sunday in Smethport next sunday the Smethport Lions club will be the Host to a Cabinet meeting for Lions and their wives representing 451 clubs in this District of Lions a International. There Are seven counties in the Northwestern Pennsylvania District. District governor George Walters of Edinboro will preside at the Cabinet meeting sunday afternoon in the Smethport legion Home. Women will be entertained while the Cabinet meeting is in session. The program for the women includes a tour of the Mckean county court House to be conducted by Ralph Caverly Mckean county recorder of deeds. The outstanding displays of the Mckean county historical society in the court House will be inspected. The women also will visit Leonard b r y n o i f Johnson s Christmas store and other Points of interest. Transportation will be provided by the wives of members of the Smethport Lions club. Dinner for Lions and their wives will be served in the evening at the Smethport country club. Konstanty gets Job Jim Konstanty who was a member of the old Quaker state baseball team in Smethport has been named pitching instructor for the St. Louis cardinals minor league clubs. Konstanty now 47, gained Fame As a Relief Pitcher and was named the most valuable player in the National league in 1950 while a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Woods dangerously dry state Forest officials Are asking citizens not to Burn trash in the Vicinity of Fields and Woodlands until the extreme threat of Forest fires passes. Hunters Are urged to be careful because of the fire danger resulting from the worst drouth in history in this area. List of workers Here is the list of Volunteer workers who will conduct the Community Chest drive in Smethport. Some of them have rapped on your door once every year since the first Campaign in 1938 if you weren to Home when they called the first time they made a conscientious Effort to Contact you All on their own time and expense. It is unfair to take an attitude which places these Loyal Volunteer workers in the position of implying they Are trying to High pressure people into giving. These Volunteer workers deserve to be greeted with the True reaction that they Are devoting their time and Effort to giving the people a Chance to participate in an outstanding civic project a the Smethport Community Chest. One gift to the Chest benefits to different worthwhile civic and humanitarian organizations. And you can make that one gift on the instalment plan if you prefer. Please Greet the Volunteer Chest workers cordially. Please give an average of More than 50c per year to each of the organizations benefiting from the Smethport Community Chest Campaign. Main wast of Machanic Robert a. Digel capt. Mrs. James Herzog mrs. Carlton Kohn mrs. Virginia Lemon mrs. Florence Bouton mrs. Ralph Herzog mrs. Paul Elliott mrs. Robert a. Digel sr., mrs. Herbert c. Larson. Above main wast of Machanic l. C. Robey capt. Mrs. Kenton Abbey. Mrs. Jay Snyder mrs. Robert bullers mrs. Robert Digel jr., mrs. Neil Bailey mrs. P. J. Megivern mrs. Harry Abplanalp mrs. Richard Chase mrs. Abbey Southwick mrs. Don Peterson mrs. George Berkwater. Water wast of Machanic Marvin and Hilton Kenneth Daugherty capt. Mrs. Olive Connors. Mrs. George Larson mrs. Jack Burdick mrs. Russell Norman mrs. Roy Christensen mrs. Garvin Dille mrs. Clarence Larson mrs. Jack Pennington. East of Machanic mrs. Stella Billitier capt. Mrs. Clifford Lundgren mrs. Tom German mrs. William Ross miss Maria Billitier mrs. De. Shellander miss Ellen Anderson. Mrs. Robert Tronetti. Mrs. Charles Johnson. South Side mrs. Eleanor Pierotti capt. Rose Wright Carolyn Baker Hugh Fry mrs. Larry Sparks mrs. J. R. Daniels mrs. Grace Moulton c. W. Lillibridge miss Mabel Swanson mrs. Bernard Ball. Trains in California Camp Pendleton Calif. Fth inc a Michael Partchey construction Man App re n t i c us son of or. And mrs. C. H. Partchey of Defiance Ohio formerly of Smethport pa., recently participated in two weeks intensive training at the Marine corps base Here while serving with Mobile construction battalion la based at port hueneme Calif. Call the police overcoat is lost Kane a whodunit with Tho elks club loaded with Law enforcement officers thursday night Mckean county detective Gordon h. Foley lost his overcoat. The occasion was a testimonial dinner honouring Bernard Rose who recently completed 17 years As chief of the Borough police department. Also a special guest was Elmer s. Jones who is the new chief. In addition there were police officers in numerous categories present together with other anti criminal officials. District attorney William f. Potter was among those in attendance. Jewett phone worker Dies from injuries James Field 25, of it. Jewett employed As a messenger for Bell Telephone co. Of Bradford died at 4 23 p. In. Friday in Oil City Hospital of injuries received in a car tractor trailer Accident at about 3 a. In. Friday a mile East of Shippenville. Or. Field was said to have suffered a Skull fracture crushed Chest shattered right leg and hip and multiple lacerations about the face and body according to a report from state police of the Clarion Barracks. Police stated that the crash occurred on route 322. They reported that a tractor trailer truck being driven by James Conrad 21, Grampian Jackknife when Conrad braked his truck to avoid hitting a Deer. The truck then smashed into the Field car. It was believed that or. Field had been Enro Ute to his Home after an assignment. Or. Conrad was not injured. Or. Field who was married to the former Patricia Hall of it. Jewett and who was the father of a daughter Tonya Marie aged two was born in Kane oct. 30, 1939, the son of or. And mrs. Willard Field now of Smethport . 4. He graduated from Hamlin township High school and was a member of the first methodist Church of it. Jewett. He served two years with the u. S. Signal corps in France. Following his discharge he went to work for Bell Telephone Here. Surviving him besides his wife and daughter and his parents Are two Sisters Carolyn Field Smethport and mrs. Ronald Peterson Kane r. D. I and one brother Bruce Field Hammondsport ind. Funeral services were held at 1 30 . Tuesday at the Beer funeral Home in it. Jewett conducted by the Rev. Eugene Ankeny of the first methodist Church. Military services at the grave j Bridgeview cemetery were conducted by the members of the american legion Post of it. Jewett. Envision major recreation Complex several interested agencies met in Philadelphia on Friday to discuss the vast recreation potential of the Allegheny Reservoir. Among those attending the meeting were or. Maurice k. Goddard col. James Hammer Wayne Printup William w. Wentz Travis s. Roberts and Richard f. Droege. The men Are All serving As members of the newly appointed Allegheny Reservoir advisory Council. Allegheny Reservoir recreation eyed the major recreation Complex which is being built around the Gigantic Kinzua dam was the main topic of discussion Friday when the first meeting of the Allegheny Reservoir advisory Council was held in Philadelphia. The Council had been established earlier this year by the request of Secretary of agriculture Orville Freeman. The Secretary had directed regional forester Richard f. Droege of the . Forest service upper Darby to establish the Council which would give assistance in preparation of a master recreation plan for the Allegheny Reservoir and related lands. Or. Droege was named chairman of the group by Secretary Freeman. During the session col. James Hammer District Engineer of Tho . Corps of engineers pointed out that Tho corps has purchased Soma Quot outstanding recreation lands Quot around Tho Pori motor of the Allegheny Reservoir. He stated that when this is added to lands already under Public ownership As part of the Allegheny National Forest it should provide excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation on the Eastern Bank of the Reservoir. Forest supervisor w. W. Wentz described plans for expanding Forest service recreation areas to take care of Public use anticipated As a result of adding water based recreation to already existing facilities. The Council adopted a Warren county Resolution endorsing the Extension of the Allegheny National Forest Boundary prior to Jan. I 1965, to include the Western Shore and adjacent slopes a a. So that the Forest service May acquire those lands or interest in lands. Needed to protect Scenic values and prevent Adverse developments in areas not adequately protected through county or township controls after that other information discussed at the meeting pointed out that the corps is proceeding with the development of recreation facilities for Public use on both shores of the Reservoir and that the Seneca Indian nations have plans for development of tourist facilities and attractions including special areas for vacation Homes which will be made available under a Long term lease arrangement with private citizens. Present plans Are directed at creating facilities to accommodate expected Public use during the first five year period. It was pointed out that the recreation value of the Allegheny Reservoir will be greatly enhanced by extensive Public ownership of adjacent land areas within both new York and Pennsylvania. J the Reservoir Borders portions of the Allegheny National Forest and the Allegany state Park in new York along with Seneca Indian nation lands. Preliminary estimates considered by the advisory Council indicate that attendance at the Reservoir will reach 1,250,000 per year within five years and 5,000,000 per year within 50 years. The Reservoir itself will extend for 35 Miles and cover a maximum of 21,175 acres. It lies in a Triangle formed by Salamanca ., Bradford and Warren. Attending the Philadelphia meeting in addition to col. Hammer or. Droege and or. Wentz were or. Maurice k. Goddard Secretary of the Pennsylvania department of forests and Waters d. H. Lay representing Warren county Philip Waring representing Mckean county l. J. Batterson new York state conservation department. Also Wayne Printup and Sidney Carney representing Indian nation Roy b. Campbell and l. T. Wade representing Cattaraugus county B. E. Mclean and c. A. Wheelock of the corps Traivs s. Roberts and William Beckmann division of sport fisheries of the . Fish and wildlife service and Vernon o. Hamre and Vaughn h. Hofeldt of the . Forest service. The next Council meeting is set for May 7-8 at Warren. First Kinzua dam Gates Are closed Kinzua the . Army engineers diverted the Allegheny River from its natural Channel through four Sluice Gates at the Allegheny River dam and Reservoir wednesday. As the result of the first Quot closure at the giant Kinzua dam water backed up a Small Pool about too feet upstream to the original haul Bridge. Work was also started on a coffer dam on the upstream Side to permit closure of Block 8 the last Monolith of the dam so that two More Sluice Gates can be installed. Joseph Renouf resident Engineer said that work is on schedule and that the West embankment is now at the 1316-foot level As the first control of the Allegheny developed. Bids have been requested by the corps at Pittsburgh for the Clearing of 2,000 acres of Kinzua Creek of the Reservoir. These will be opened on nov. 24 and work is expected to be started soon after by the successful bidder. Other bids for clearance of the Basin will follow. Meanwhile Good weather has allowed steady work on the Casey Bridge which is expected to be open on nov. 15. Paving is almost completed and steel guard railing is now being installed. Two persons killed in Auto accidents sunday Mckean county sloth traffic death of the year was recorded at 1 40 a m. Sunday in a one car Accident on route 6, seven Miles West of Kane and near the Community of Ludlow. Killed was the Driver. John Dorotics jr., 43, of to Mill St., Sheffield. In another area fatality Donald Ray Cussins 21, of Marienville Star route lost his life Early sunday when his vehicle left route 68, near Cherry St., in that Community in Forest county and struck a tree. In the Mckean county fatality troopers Richard Lewis and Carl Mishler said the victim s car was westbound when it skidded on wet pavement and overturned coming to rest about 200 feet away on its left Side and pinning the Driver under the machine. Death was attributed to Skull and Chest injuries. Coroner Gale Hollenbeck investigated and issued a certificate of accidental death. The victims wife Elizabeth was treated at Kane Community Hospital for head abrasions and facial abrasions. Or. Dorotics was bom june 22, 1921, at Laquina and was a member of St. Michael a greek Catholic Church at Sheffield its holy name society and the Kane Moose Lodge. He was employed As a Crane operator for Struthers Wells co. Of Warren. Surviving Are his wife four children John Robert Charles James and Deborah All at Home his Mother mrs. Bar Bara Smoor Dorotics two Brothers Joseph of Clarendon and Charles of Warren. Funeral mass was held at 9 a m. Wednesday at St. Michael a Church with the Rev. Julius Kubinyi officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael a cemetery. Para Stas was recited at 7 30 . Tuesday. Or. Cussins was killed about 5 15 a.m., according to state police of the Tionesta station. Authorities said the Driver was southbound and apparently fell asleep. Coroner Maurice Rhodes said death was due to a broken neck. The victim Home on leave from the Navy and due to report monday to Oceana Beach naval air station va., also suffered facial lacerations and a broken jaw. He attended Marienville school and had been in the Navy for More than two years. He attended Greenwood methodist Church. Surviving Are his parents or. And mrs. Floyd Cussins three Brothers Marvin of Lucinda Daniel in the . Navy and Jerry at Home two Sisters mrs. Gay Ekis and mrs. Betty Lou Kunselman of Marienville his maternal grandparents or. And mrs. David Riggs and the paternal grandmother mrs. Mabel Cussins All of Marien Ville. Funeral services will be held this thursday afternoon at a Marienville funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Tennis officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Ung files applications for another rate slash political history political history was made on tuesday nov. 3, when the Rock ribbed Republican counties of Mckean Potter and Cameron gave a democratic candidate for president Lyndon Johnson the majority of votes for the first time. Retarded unit discusses plans for yuletide party it. Jewett the Mckean county association for retard a children met monday night t the veterans of foreign wars clubhouse. President Russell j. Reston conducted the Board and membership meeting. Discussed was the Christmas arty for All retarded children i the county which will be a moored by the italian club i Bradford in cooperation with the association. A tentative Date f dec. 19 was set for the affair. A contribution was voted to the is identical care committee of in state association a report As Given by mrs. Lucy Hearst i Kane on a rummage Sale held is month and a report present-1 by mus Mildred Kaluza of Oxford of the National Conven Tion held last month in Oklahoma City. Problems of the mentally retarded Are similar throughout the country bul positive approaches to the problems must be based on an informed Public miss Kaluza reported from the convention. A discussion was held on the comprehensive mental health mental retardation planning committee. The county coordinator mrs. Frank Maljovec stated that it was important that All members attend the Public meeting on the subject to be held nov. 24 at the Fretz school in Bradford. Only a meeting of the Board of directors will be held by the county organization in december subsidy funds for five school districts okayed Harrisburg a five Mckean county school districts have been approved a total of $1,018,750.17 in school subsidy payments along with other first second and third class districts throughout the state As their 1964 fall instalment. The subsidy payments totalling $138,159,240 to districts throughout the state already have been cleared by state auditor general Thomas z. Minehart and forwarded to state treasurer Grace m. Sloan for Check writing. Mckean county school districts and the amount each will receive Are As follows Bradford City $271,361.30 Bradford township $129,027.52 Foster township $147,350.66 Kane area Union $277,134.56 port Allegany $193,876.13. Oil City United natural Gas co. Thursday filed applications with the Pennsylvania and Ohio Public Utility commissions requesting permission to make rate reductions for its retail customers effective with All Bills rendered for meter readings taken on or after nov. 25. The proposed cutback the result of revised final rate adjustments for Gas purchased by the concern from pipeline supplies will apply to approximately 92.000 customers in 14 Northwestern Pennsylvania counties and five townships in Trumbull county Ohio. Ultimate result of the reductions will mean a savings of .113 cents per 1,000 cubic feet for customers in the areas affected. The surcharge Cost of Gas will be reduced from 3.711 cents to 3.598 cents for each 1.000 cubic feet of Gas. The announced rate reduction is the fourth for the Utility a Pennsylvania customers since Jan. I 1963, and the third for Trumbull county customers since aug. 5, 1963. Since Jan. I 1963, the surcharge Cost of Gas has been reduced from 5.6 cents to 3.598 cents for each 1,000 cubic feet of Gas consumed. Thomas Cook is vice president of National unit Thomas Cook of Edson St., Eldred was elected vice president of the Institute of makers of explosives of America a National organization during a meeting in the Savoy Plaza hotel new York City last thursday. Or. Cooke has been employed by the National powder co. In Eldred since March 1938. He formerly was associated with the Liberty powder co. At Braddock. Transit Purchase near completion Oil City a be. Stockholders Hove Boon advised in Tho third Quarter 1964 report that Tho Purchase by Bradford transit co. Of Tho assets of National transit co., approved by National shareholders is moving along. Chairman t. L. Mcdowell and president j. Hugh Liedtke of Pennzoil said Quot it s anticipated that this transaction will to consummated by the first of will reopen hotel a group of investors from the Baltimore md., area is preparing to reopen potato City hotel on Denton Hill in Potter county. The hotel has been closed because of financial difficulties. An extensive recreation area will be added. Eldred boy killed in gun Accident while in Home drop in unemployment the Pennsylvania department of labor and Industry reports that total unemployment fell to 197,000 during october the lowest october level since 1952. Funeral services were held at 2 . Monday at the Frame funeral Home in Eldred for Dale l. Reedy 14, who died Friday night of a gunshot wound when a Rifle held by his brother and a neighbor Friend suddenly went off. The Rev. Kenneth Lewis of Calvary Baptist Church of Coudersport officiated at the services with burial taking place in Lamphiere cemetery Eldred. According to Mckean county Coroner Gale Hollenbeck who investigated the shooting along with state police from the Kane Barracks the Accident occurred at about la . Friday at the Reedy Home when Clyde Reedy 16, brother of Dale and a neighbor Charles Vaughn 14, were examining a Rifle. The gun went off with the bul let striking Dale in the upper Chest. The youth died instantly. Coroner Hollenbeck saturday issued a verdict of accidental death. Dale at the time was said to have been sitting on the floor playing with a Model automobile. Dale was born nov. 8, 1949, in Olean the son of Harry Allen and Estelle Springstead Reedy of Eldred. He was a member of the ninth Grade at Otto Eldred Junior senior High school at Duke Center. Surviving Are his parents his brother Clyde at Home his paternal grandmother. Mrs. Margaret Reedy Dougherty Coudersport his maternal grandparents. Or. And mrs. Glenn Springstead Turtlepoint and a number of aunts uncles and cousins. Enumerators to Aid Farmers on forms questionnaires for the 1964 agricultural census Are being mailed to Farmers and ranchers of Mckean county according to Fred doubles Crew Leader in charge of the census in the county. Enumerators will begin visits to Farmers on tuesday to give assistance in completing the forms. . Director named gov. Scranton has named Raymond Windsor of Eldred As a civil defense director. Mail Christmas club checks Santa Claus is coming to town a but his bag of gifts for the Bradford area May be a Little lighter this year than it was last if Christmas clubs Are any True indication. The first of some $836,358 in Christmas club checks were received by members tuesday with the bulk of the remaining checks expected to be in the mail sometime Over the weekend. Hie Welcome envelope will be received by 6,313 members. The 1963 figures totalled $870, too distributed to More than 6,700 members. The first checks were mailed by the producers Bank and Trust co. Which distributed 2,962 checks totalling $417,358 to members from both its Bradford and Smethport Hanks. Bradford National Bank reports that $295,000 will be sent out of some 2,276 members with Northwest savings and loan association mailing out $110,000 to its 875 members. The first Federal savings and loan association will add $14,000 for 200 members. Elsewhere in the county More than a Quarter of a million dollars is being mailed to some 2354 members. Figure breakdowns Are Smethport Hamlin Bank amp Trust co., 324, $37,300. It. Jewett Hamlin Bank amp Trust co., 260, $27,650. Kane Kane Bank office of the Hamlin Bank k Trust co., 730, 671,825. Eldred first National Bank 700, $65,000. Port Allegany first National Bank 600, $70,000. Nationwide according to the Christmas clubs corp., new York $1,774,172,000 in checks will go out to More than 14,750,-000 families. That san increase in Cash of about seven percent. According to the statistics compiled Pennsylvania ranks second in the nations with the clubs. Right on the heels of the mailing of checks for Christmas 1964 will be the opening of savings accounts for Christmas 1965. Banking officials Are looking Forward to a record year. Jury awards for Kinzua area land top appraisals Emporium special juries returned verdicts favourable to area landowners in Federal court for the Western District of Pennsylvania held recently in Erie before . District court judge Joseph p. Willson of Pittsburgh. All the properties Are located in Kinzua township Warren county. The area is All part of the land to be inundated by the Kinzua Reservoir which is rapidly nearing completion. Richard Morrison owner of a residence a three acres of land containing three Oil Wells was awarded the sum of $15,00 for the residence $5,000 for the cottage and $12,500 for the Oil property. Government witnesses had testified to values of $12,400 for the residence $4,000 for the cottage and $3,800 for the Oil land. Troy Martin and wife Vera were warded $37,500 for a residence and a cottage. Government appraisers had set a value of $22,000. The local landowners were represented in court by the firm of John Nydoski and Joseph Milizia Emporium while representing the government were . Attorneys Robert Tucker and Adolph. Fiscus of Pittsburgh. Court was recessed until nov. 16 at which time six other land cases on the docket will be tried

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