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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 21, 1968, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. 110 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday november 21, 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 47 county disburses $54,168 in subdivision Grants Mckean county commissioners monday distributed $54,168, of which $13,862 was for county Aid and was withdrawn from the liquid fuels tax fund. The remaining $40,306 came from the general fund. With commission chairman Russell Weston away on business commissioners Raymond j. Curtis and mrs. Loretta Harrington paid it. Jewett $6,168 and Hamilton township $7,694 from the liquid fuels tax fund. The it. Jewett payment included a $4,500 special allocation made in november 1967, which was held in abeyance to be included with this payment. The commissioners also approved the following payments from the liquid fuels tax fund Norwich township $2,306.50 Eldred Borough $1,432.00 and Bradford township $8,886.00. Exoneration totalling $36.48 were also approved during the regular monday morning meeting. Other payments approved by the commissioners include $56 to the Fairview cemetery for the Upkeep of veterans Graves a $250 dental Bill for a county patient in a Home $500 to the Mckean county historical society $36,500 to the county employee benefits and retirement fund and $3,000 to the Mckean county Spca. Discussion was also held on the status of payments for certain persons committed to Warren state Hospital. The meeting adjourned at noon. A third floor work underway at local fire Tower Donald Darrei executive director of the tri county fire school at Smethport inform dec 60 delegates of the association last week that work is progressing on the third floor of the fire a Choel Drill Tower. Raymond Windsor of Eldred association vice president reminded members that the proposed Senate Bill 1740, if passed will scuttle or scrap All efforts exerted by firemen Dur fog the last three years to eliminate hazardous materials on the highways. In other action during a bus Ness session conducted by or. Windsor the group commended Elk county a Horton township Volunteer fire department for the fire fighting Job they performed during a Church fire at Brandy crap. The two year old fire department succeeded in keeping flames from reaching a Home Only to to 15 feet away and kept fire under control until assistance arrived. Appointed a committee to investigate conditions in John Burg paper Mill that Lead to several firemen being overcome by smoke during a recent fire caused when a transformed in the Plant burned out. A was informed by guest speaker Robert Lewis of Coudersport District forester that fire destroys 20 million Board feet of lumber each year and that within the same period insects cause loss of 200 million Board feet. Chief a Charles Caldwell member of the Kane men a Bor us for More than 20 years and an officer on District and regional Levels of the As Socie ted male choruses of hairier a has been elected president of the International Organ tation of men s choral groups. Or. Caldwell was amed during the weekend big sing Quot at London ont. He am a is composed of a me 200 men s singing groups in the . And Midi. To society honors three at quarterly meet the quarterly meeting of the Mckean Potter Branch commit tee of the Northwestern Pennsylvania tuberculosis and health society was held wednesday evening of last week at the Holiday inn at Bradford. Or. Donald r. Watkins of Bradford president of the committee presided Over the meeting during which service plaques were awarded to d. Harvey Philips Hamlin d. Redfield and or. Hugh Ryan All of Bradford. Or. Ryan spoke of the Early years of the Mckean county to group in Bradford and narrated the efforts of the late Mary do Paul executive director of the Early group in building the society into its present scope and size. D. Harvey Philips recalled the to treatment facility at Belles Camp during the period 1910-1920. He said the older Board members had passed on their responsibilities to a newer merged organization that should realize a greater and More productive future. Gordon c. Groves of Erie executive director described the duties performed by Marguerite Nolan r.n., of Bradford who is the respiratory disease i Dector for the nine counties in the society. Or. Groves mentioned the new Christmas Seal distribution system. He said that the nine counties had received their seals from the Erie Headquarters office instead of from each county of ice. A this cuts Down duplication and reduces costs a or. Groves said. He explained that the Money collected in each county from the Sale of Christmas seals would be sent to Erie for auditing and each county would receive credit for the amount it turned in. The Erie office is to make audit reports approximately every two weeks or. Groves added. The 1968 Christmas Seal Campaign began tuesday and will continue until Jan. I 1969. Perilous Perch a a steel loaded Semi truck and trailer hangs precariously Over the Edge of a 25-foot deep Gully along route 59 following a slip and a slide on icy pavement wednesday of last week. Truck Driver William l. Mauer 40, of Hegins pa., told Kane based state police that he was headed East on 59 about three Miles West of Klondike when he hit an icy Patch Down shifted into second Deer and found his truck slipping backwards. The rear of the steel Laden truck crashed through a guard rail but a guard Post kept it from going Down the Bank. Or. Maurer waited from 7 30 . Until 1 30 . Before a heavy duty wrecker could be summoned from Warren 13 Miles away. Another two hours work was required to free the Rig. Staff photo Driver is injured in one car mishap Kane a the Driver was inured about 7 15 . Friday in a one car Accident on route 155, two and a half Miles North of port Allegany. Trooper Robert Rice said Gary David Luce 26, of port Allegany was taken to the hos ritalin that Borough with lacerations and abrasions. His car which was a total Oss apparently went out of control crossed the Highway struck an embankment and spun around according to the trooper. Rixford Man is in county jail on several charges Allan Holly 23, of Rixford was jailed sunday night in Mckean county jail at Smethport on charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He s also being held on an earlier charge of driving while intoxicated. Chief Harry Snow of Otto township police said he saw Holly driving his car at a an unreasonable rate of Speed sunday night. The officer gave Chase and blocked Holly a car. Lolly tried to escape on foot according to chief Snow and i grappled with the officer ripping off his Holster and revolver in the scuffle. Holly a bail was set at $2,000 by r. H. Magee Foster township Justice of the peace. Holly will appear later before the jus ice on the assault and resisting arrest charges and will await a court bearing on the Drunken driving charge. Area Man lodged in jail in lieu of bail Hubert Lovell 23, of 25 Miller St., Bradford has been lodged in Mckean county jail at Smethport in lieu of $500 bail Gay peace Justice Lester a. Mcgee of Eldred township. He was arrested by Otto township officer Harry Snow on charges of carrying deadly weapons and surety of peace. Smethport Boro Council works on its 1969 budget Borough officials went to work on its 1969 budget tuesday night but did not Complete it. Council will meet again thursday night in closed session to continue with the budget. In other business Council voted to install a connection from the Holmes and Gilfillan building site of a proposed Pilot Plant for a new Industry Here to the water St. Sewer line. Council voted to $16,000 to the St. Marys paving co. For Tennis courts the company put in Lions Park last summer. Council members said some of this amount will be reimbursed to the Borough by state and Federal governments. School Board of county accepts two resignations the resignation of David Ross As social worker in the diagnostic clinic and of Thomas Craig of Coudersport As supervisor of special classes in this county were accepted monday night by the Mckean county school directors. Or. Craig will become supervisor of Spe dal education in Cameron and Elk counties. Frank Cashman of the state department of instruction reviewed recent legislation and discussed future developments for the new session. A workshop is being set up for county Board members on teacher negotiations to be conducted through the Public service Institute of the department of Public instruction. It was announced that the county office and the port Allegany and Smethport districts Are in the process of working through program planning budget service with representatives of Fels Institute of local and state government University of Pennsylvania. Professional nurses in session today the professional nurses of District no. 8, Pennsylvania nurses association will hold a luncheon meeting at the St. Marys country club South Michael St., on thursday today at 12 30 . Raymond Francis ph.d., of the Ridgway psychiatric Center will be guest speaker. Board members will meet at 11 30 . A reminder you can to mail Christmas cards for a Penny less this year by leaving them unsealed. The Post office department says under the new rates All cards weighing an ounce or less need six cent Stamps. 2,919 people in county on Relief list Board told As of nov. I there were 2,919 people representing 1,271 cases on the Rolls of the Mckean county Public assistance members of the Board were told at tuesday nights dinner meeting at hotel Holley. Mrs. Elizabeth Drozeski executive director reviewed for the members the status of the personnel with increments voted two persons. Kenneth Leach chairman presided at the Board meeting which was attended by John comes of Smethport vice president Charles Rowe mrs. Virginia Loveland Miles and Frederick r. Sica of Bradford. The Board discussed various phases of the Public assistance program As it affects Mckean county and what changes Are contemplated by the state in the future. Football coach talks at rotary club in Eldred the Eldred rotary club monday heard Gene Fazio football coach of Otto Eldred High school speak at the clubs dinner meeting in the Eldred Borough building. Llewelyn Barnaby program chairman introduced the speaker who spoke on the problems of coaching High school football. Or. Fazio said the object was to build the character in the players As Well As to enlarge their Talent. Guests were James Leffler William Sullivan of Bradford and Randy curs and Richard Shay both Otto Eldred seniors. The dinner was served by the ladies of the first Church of god. Count of Absentee ballots completed Well Over 800 Absentee ballots have been counted in the county court House at Smethport and final tabulations show the three primary presidential candidates have polled the following number of votes Nixon a 521 Humphrey a 200 and Wallace a 20. Dick Gregory collected four votes. Troopers seek better feelings rotarians told Pennsylvania state police Are working to promote better feelings and increased cooperation Between themselves and county and local Law enforcement agencies and citizens of the state. This was the message of Bruce e. Conrad of the state police to the Smethport rotary club at its luncheon meeting in the colonial hotel monday. Or. Conrad said state police will seek cooperation and suggestions. He said better Law enforcement will result from better Community relations. Visitors were James Allen Joe Herger and Mike Herger of port Allegany Henry Graff and Murray Garber of Bradford Bill Stravinsky of Coudersport and Bob lounge of Olean Only. Driver unhurt when his truck overturns a Driver escaped injury when his Large truck was forced off route 446 2vz Miles North of Eldred and overturned at to . Monday. State police identified the Driver As Harold Mcconaghy 51, of Butler. He told police he swerved his truck to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle. The truck rammed guardrails before overturning. Damage to the truck was estimated by police at $3,600. Kinzua dam water Power a operation Seal project tile following article copied from the monthly news letter of heavy so Highway construction Industry advancement program fund is of Especial interest to the hundreds of local and area people who have been interested in the construction of the huge storage Reservoir of the Pennsylvania electric and Cleveland illuminating Reservoir atop the Hill at the Kinzua dam. The project is now completed and the work involved and difficulties encountered and How they were overcome is very interesting. The article says much has been written about the Hunkin Conkey Kinzua dam project Over the past five years. The u. S. Corps of engineers flood control program was the talk of the nation and almost started a modern Day Indian uprising. Today a monumental 223-ft. Earth and Concrete dam Structure has converted this mountainous Region into a 29,000 acre vacation Paradise on the upper reaches of the Allegheny River. But. The work goes on and Hunkin Conkey construction company is still very Active in the area. When the dam was completed in 1966, two electric Power companies Cleveland illuminating and pen elec had obtained a Federal Power commission License to build a pumped storage electric Plant at the dam site. Hunkin Conkey was the Low bidder. The Power project was a massive one and was destined to take three years of highly technical construction work methods. Involved was the excavation of 2.75 million cd. Cd. Of material from the top of a nearby Mountain in which was created a 139 acre Reservoir Basin and will hold in excess of i billion Gallons of water. To Exchange the water Back and Forth Between the dam site and the upper Reservoir Tunnel shafts were constructed into the Mountain Side 200 feet Down Stream from the dam. A 545 it deep vertical Shaft links the upper Reservoir to the Tunnel shafts and the powerhouse Complex. Now a operation Seal. It Isnit enough just to create a 8,800 it. Circumference water Reservoir the big problem is in preventing the water in the Basin from leaking out. To take care of this situation design engineers came up with an Asphalt base lining to Seal the Basin permanently. This portion of the project was subcontracted to Warren Brothers company a division of Ashland Oil sind refining co. Warren tackled the massive 110,000 ton Job with a Crew of 50 men and several million dollars Worth of equipment which included two on site Asphalt Batch plants. The first phase of a operation Seal was the placement of 80,000 tons of special Sand and gravel on the reservoirs Steep Walls. After failing with the gradation spec material due to wet weather a local aggregate material which contained a Small amount of natural Cement was used on the 120-ft. Long slope Walls. The material was first crushed and spread in a 6-in. Layer and compacted. Next came a 6-in. Asphalt cover applied on three lifts the first a 3-in. Porous base and two 1%-in. Fine Coats of impervious material. The Reservoir floor base was a 6-in. Thick covering of natural Semi impervious shale aggregate compacted into place by 10-ton rollers. A 3-in. Asphalt base course was applied Over the floor of the Basin then topped with a 1%-in. Final Seal coat which consisted of Asphalt materials mixed with an Asbestos Mineral filler. Of particular interest on this Job was the pavement methods used by Warren on the slopes of the Basin which Rise As High As 220-ft. At a 1.2 Grade. The company first placed several bulldozers equipped with modified Side booms along the top rim of the Reservoir. From the Boom housing 2-strands of steel cables were attached to rubber tired papers and the compacting machines. The Winch system on the Dozer booms controlled the paving operation storting from the Bottom up. The paver hoppers were fed continuously by two cranes each with an Asphalt Basket. On reaching the top of the rim the paver is pulled up onto a a ramp Dolly a steel sled device placed Between two dozers and moved into the next pass position. The paver is then lowered by the Boom housing downward to the Basin floor. The compaction operation is handled by the same method of Boom control. The first pass is by a Bomar vibrating roller. The second by a 3 to 5 ton steel wheel roller and a to ton unit for the finishing Roll. The Basin floor was Laid in 12 feet wide strips in the conventional manner. The slopes strips averaged la feet in Width with an average of 300 strips Laid a Day. Wet and cold weather in this area necessitated the use of a Heater Rig by Warren Brothers. The Rig a 26-ft. Long butane Heater was mounted on the undercarriage of a modified grader which ahead of the paving operations heating the Subbase material. Asphalt was supplied by two on site plants a two ton Warren built Plant which produced 75 tons an hour and a four ton Cedar rapids which produced 150 tons per hour. Is the Plant leak proof the owners done to plan to repair it Ifor Ait Toast 20 years. 1,300 schools in state Register for act 109 funds Harrisburg exactly 1,300 private and parochial schools in Pennsylvania have filed letters of intent to participate in act 109 through which about $4.3 million in state funds will be distributed to nonpublic schools. Vincent Mccoola coordinator of the department of Public instructions office for Aid to nonpublic schools says letters of intent were received from 1,174 Catholic schools and 65 proprietary and nondenominational schools. Other types of parochial schools filing letters of intent include Quaker schools 13 Christian 12 hebrew 12 lutheran to episcopal 5 mennonite 4 moravian 3 methodist i and United Church of Christ i. Or. Mccoola says that the 1,300 schools out of 1,500 nonpublic schools in the state will receive registry certification and contract forms later this month. Schools will have until Jan. 15 to return the completed forms to or. Mccoola a office. Those schools certificated As eligible for funds under the act will be required to file formal application by june 15. By sept. I each eligible institutions share of act funds will be determined and first Quarter payments made to them at that time. Rules and regulations Given to nonpublic schools indicate that funds can be authorized for four subject areas Only a mathematics Modem foreign languages physical science and physical education. Payment for teacher salaries textbooks and instructional materials concerning these four subjects can be requested. Following the direction of the act the total of All eligible requests will be prorated according to the number of institutions applying. Local Bankers attend seminar five Mckean county Bankers attended the Pennsylvania Bank ers association 1968 lending conference at the Penn Harris hotel in Harrisburg wednesday and thursday of last week. Topics of the speakers ranged from recent truth in lending legislation to real estate lending consumer credit and investments. Bankers attending included Thomas k. Faulkner of the first National Bank of Eldred Richard Caruso Donald Hull David Malone of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company and Carl j. Engel of the producers Bank and Trust company Bradford. Final county tabulations for the three major presidential candidates show the following results Nixon a 10,506 Humphrey a 8,126 and Wallace a 696. Counting of Absentee ballots began last Friday at to a.rn., deadline for their receipt in the courthouse and continued through noon monday before final tabulations were made. Referendum votes showed that 707 persons voted on the state Bonus for Vietnam veterans with 569 for and 138 against. One Hundred and ninety one votes were cast on the Bradford City form of government question with 65 voting for a change and 126 opposed. On the Lafayette question concerning allocation of Forest monies la yes votes were cast and two opposed. Final county totals for other candidates including the Absentee count come to Schweiker 10,817 Clark 6,051 Gaydash 4 Hannum 10,916 Cercone 5,-470 Depuy 9,934 Casey 5,817 Ellison i Ferguson 3 guerilla 10,428 Sloan 6,310 Amendola 2 Johansen i Johnson 11,747 Cleeton 5,231 buckle i Frame 11,618 Kunselman 5,185 and Westerberg 12,405. Grand jurors for court term on dec. 2 revealed grand jurors for the new term of court will report to the court House in Smethport at to . Monday dec. 2. They Are Phyllis a. Aharrah of Bradford Ward w. Anderson of Ludlow Mary c. Anglovich of Smethport c. P. Armstrong of Rew Peri l. Barber of Bradford Terry c. Brown of Derrick City Charles a. Buhl of Kane Joann Crowley of Turtle Point Marian Cummings of Kane Ruth j. Daley of port Allegany Edward Dudzek of Lewis and Carl w. Galloway of Rixford. Emil Hallberg of Kane Marie Johnson of Kane Gerry h. Ker Van of Bradwow James a. Moran of Kane Grover d. Neely of port Allegany Ronald j. Passauer of Bradford Leo f. Pierotti of Bradford Lloyd a. Schoolmaster of Bradford Lois a. Streit of Kane eve a. Udovich of Kane Helen v. Wolfe of Kane and Carol a. Yeager of Rew. Bradford bypass notices Given to 65 residents in one of the first Steps of phase ii of the route 219 Bradford bypass project 65 property owners living North of Elm St. Have received notice that their properties in whole or in part will be appraised for takeover. The properties include All those on River St., Grove ave., Hilton St., and parts of third and fourth its. Edward f. Wojtaseski right of Way administrator for District 2, state department of highways said a total valuation of $413,000 has been set on the 65 properties. Additional notices will be hand carried to property owners within the City said or. Wojtaseski upon completion of the right of Way plans sometime in december. No monetary evaluation has been set on these properties. Property owners May accept the appraised value of their property and move or they May accept the Money and open litigation to secure an additional amount if they so desire said or. Wojtaseski. Early paper next week in order that your paper May reach you before the thanksgiving Holiday next weeks paper will be published a Day earlier on tuesday. Advertisers and correspondents Are asked to note the change and have their copy in no later than monday morning. The wailing Wall is in Jen a atom

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