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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 26, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county a. A of a my Kean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county picture Neil paper established 18s8 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday november 26, 1964 terms�?4.00 per tear single copy�?10c no. 48 Andrew George named county mod drive head Bradford a machinery for the annual March of dimes drive in Mckean county was set into motion this week with the appointment of Andrew j. George As county chairman. The traditional january fund drive opens on Jan. 2 and concludes on Jan. 31. In accepting the position or. George stated a birth defects kill and cripple More american children than any other human disorder. The March of dimes is leading the fight against birth defects because it believes the people Are ready to join an All out Campaign against this tragic waste of human or. George who was appointed 1965 chairman by Francis Cahill executive director of the Mckean county chapter of the March it dimes spoke at a meeting of the chapter held monday at hotel Holley. He pointed out that a certain birth defects might be called perpetual epidemics since they Are relentlessly transmitted from generation to generation. ,. Right Here in Mckean spent Here to Aid these afflicted county Over 90 birth defects children. % Are reported yearly. Monies during the 1964 drive More collected in Mckean county Are than $10,000 was realized. Andrew j. George. Dimes chairmen $73,500 recreation program for Kinzua Park planned construction of minimum recreational facilities including about a mile Long Access Road by the general 9tate authority at a Cost of $73,500 will move the Kinzua Bridge state Park at Kush Equa into a reality next year. The work will include an improved Access Road which is now a narrow dirt Road linking the Bridge with the i. Jewett Ormsby secondary Road. Or. Hiding is surveying the Road rights of Way mid the 300-acre Park area near the Bridge which will include a picnic area with Concrete Block Comfort facilities overnight camping area Scenic hiking trails and a Parte Trio in Hospital after Accident in county seat three persons were admitted to the port Allegany hos f ital Early tuesday evening flowing a two car Accident at the intersection of water and e. Main its. In Smethport according to police chief e. A. Southwick. Miss Catherine Kayes 64, of Portville n.y., suffered facial cuts and abrasions her sister mrs. Raymond Dick 58, of second St., Olean n.y., had similar injuries and Paul r. Peterson of Smethport re i suffered a possible leg injury and had a Ray examination. Chief Southwick said miss Kayes was eastbound and Welt through a Stop sign and that her vehicle struck the Peterson machine at the intersection. Total damage to the two cars was estimated $1,750. Of tourism Tamal facilities will be provided including shuttle trains from it. Jewett to the Bridge. The $73,500 covers the recreational development. The Gas is now in the process of obtaining the land with an original $50,000 appropriated by the state legislature in 1963 and $100,000 from the Gas Bond funding. The Bridge had been purchased from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad by the Koval Chick Salvage co. Of Indiana pa., which gave the state department of forests and Waters a two year option to acquire the Bridge and the trackage to it. Jewett. The original Bill to buy the Bridge and create Mckean county a first state Park was sponsored by state sen. James s. Berger of Coudersport and rep. Albert w. Johnson of Smethport. It was signed by gov. Scranton in August 1963. The Railroad had abandoned freight service Between Bradford and it. Jewett Over the Bridge in 1958. The historic Span 2,058 feet Long and 301 feet High was built in 1882 and for Many years was the highest Railroad Span in the world. In 1900 it was rebuilt to handle heavier rolling stocks. The work involved replacing of 3,105,000 pounds of old Iron with 6,715,000 pounds of steel. The Park is expected to add to the areas Overall outdoor attractiveness advocated by the Seneca Highlands association and be a companion attraction with the Kinzua dam in neighbouring Warren comity. My lot for too cars. The Road will be improved with a bituminous surface. Or. Hulings will draft plans and specifications for review of interested contractors. Contacted in Harrisburg the Gas which will dip into its the Gas Engineer Robert a a bonded indebtedness to finance Hilling of Bradford said that the the work said the projection Gas will seek bids in March Calls for a a minimum of facile and that it is conceivable con ties Striction would be Cornel for the 1965 fall a flaming age a season. $10 million Road and Bridge work nearly finished major Highway relocation required by construction of the Kinzua dam Are nearly completed. Seventeen Miles of new Highway and two Bridges were required. Opening of the Casey Bridge and it. 59 tuesday represented a major part of the $10 million Cost of Highway relocation. Relocation of it. 364 North from it. 59 to the new York line is almost finished. The route 59 schedule was As follows a Latrobe construction relocation from below the dam towards Devil s Elbow $1.4 million. A Putnam and Greene. Marsh Burg intersection on old route 59 to Casey Bridge $1.2 million. A Oblock construction co. From Latrobe project to Casey Bridge including the devils Elbow Bridge $1.2 million. A Casey construction co., linking Putnam and Greene and Oblock projects including the huge Bridge spanning Kinzua Creek Valley $4 million. Approaches were subcontracted to Myers construction co. A route 346 relocation from route 59 Midway Between Marshburn and Casey Bridge Allen so Calhoun construction co., $1.5 million and Blacklick construction co. From Corydon to new York state line $475,000 via Willow Bay area. The latter construction is expected to be ready for final inspection next week. Relocated route 59 officially opens dignitaries participate in ceremony Federal and state officials were on hand it Casey Bridge tuesday afternoon when the new 17-mile stretch of relocated route 59 was opened to traffic. Among the principal speakers was col. J. E. Hemmer of Pittsburgh District Engineer of the . Army corps of engineers. In the background May be seen the Span of Casey Bridge end the new Highway. Photo by w. Forres Stewart Eileen Hull assumes dem chairmanship it. Jewett miss Eileen Hull. Smethport vice chairman of Tho Mckean county democratic committee tuesday night assumed the duties of chairman of the party due to the resignation of Henry Hebda who had held the position since 1962. His resignation was tendered at a meeting held at the american legion Hall Here. The meeting had been called to celebrate the nov. 3 elections which saw Mckean county go democratic for the first time for the presidency. Or. Hebda a resignation followed a ruling by the Mckean county voter registration committee which had earlier ruled that or. Hebda was a resident of Elk county and that he was ineligible to vote in Mckean county. It was upheld by the Mckean county court. Miss Hull was instructed by a vote of the county committee to Call a meeting no later than the first week of january 1965, to elect a new chairman. Or. Hebda was afforded a standing ovation for his work accomplished in building up of the party in Mckean county. Corps will seek funds for Kinzua recreation plan Little Valley n y. The army corps of engineers will ask for an appropriation of $500,000 in Federal funds to Start recreational development on the new York state Side of i the Alleghany River Reservoir to be formed by Kinzua dam. Preliminary plans Call for Public swimming boating picnicking and camping facilities at the head of the Sawmill run of the Reservoir near Ono Ville. Construction is scheduled for Holiday leave plan for naval enlistees the Navy recruiting office in Bradford has announced the Christmas new year Holiday leave policy under which applicants who Are accepted for enlistment during the period of dec. 21-23. May be granted Advance leave of 13 Days to expire on the 4th of january. The Holiday leave will not preclude the granting of regular recruit Teave upon completion of recruit training. Commissioners certify county a vote tabulation official certification of the vice president mrs. Alan Ross vote cast in the nov. 3 election Secretary and mrs. Dean Cole common pleas court argument 1966, it was revealed by the o Ray Cattaraugus county planning 3css10i1 us Chis Board in its first monthly news i Board in its first monthly news letter released Friday. Roy b. Campbell director of the county Board said the engineers will seek to acquire additional Sites in the state line run and Bone run areas. The a session of Mckean county argument court was held on tuesday with judge Glenn e. Mencer presiding. A number of divorce cases were scheduled for hearing be facilities will supple nent Redrea fore jute be Mencer yesterday. Historical society Given Corydon twp. Ballot Box Warrens the first Corydon township first District ballot Box has been presented to the Warren county historical society by mrs. Marion Tome former judge of elections and presently the Secretary for the Corydon township supervisors. It is believed to be the first and Only ballot Box used since the township was organized officially in 1846. It is made of Metal and is tied with red tape. It is lock sealed and still contains the official ballots from the nov. 5, 1963 election. At the time mrs. Tome was judge of election. Inspectors were Beulah j. Burch and Anne l. Vansickel. Their signatures Are on the official Label on the Box. Since 1963 voting has been by Absentee ballots. Today Only the Harry Tome and the Basil Burch families remain in Corydon township. They have moved to locations in the township higher than the Waters which will flood the old Corydon will be when the dam is closed at Kinzua. In the 1960 presidential election said mrs. Tome there were 98 registered voters in Corydon first. However All have moved out since and the township is expected to be dissolved. A recent hearing concerning its merger with Mead township was continued until dec. 7 at to . When a proposal to join Mckean county instead will be considered. The Warren historical society also has received a victorian settee which is part of the pulpit furniture in the Indian Church on the Cornplanter reservation. Ray Bennett made the presentation to t. K. Stratton president of the society and or. William m. Cashman past president and director. Another series of classes slated for motorists the third round of classes for traffic violators who have pending suspensions of operators privileges in the Bureau of traffic safety will begin next monday. Thirty nine Drivers Are eligible to attend this series of four classes operated by the county supt of schools for the Mckean county commissioners. The program has been offered As a Public service to county operators of motor vehicles who have been charged with minor traffic violations. Attendance at the class is certified to the state Bureau of traffic safety which defers action on suspension pending a report and recommendation by the instructor and county superintendent Jack Pennington Driver training instructor for Smethport area High school will again teach this series of classes on four consecutive monday nights from 7 to 9. Tonal plans by the Seneca nation of indians and the Allegany state Park commission. The corps last month dedicated its first major site on the Pennsylvania Side of the 29-mile Reservoir has completed two smaller picnic and Scenic areas and has two More under construction. Meanwhile Ray Tanner Industrial development specialist for the . Bureau of Indian a jury has awarded a $650 verdict to the Western automatic vending machine corp. Of Buffalo n.y., against the producers Bank and Trust co. Of Bradford in an Assum sit proceeding. Murray r. Garber was attorney for the plaintiff and was made monday during a meeting of the Mckean county commissioners. The members gave final approval to the results which were compiled a week ago and the list will be fora Secretary of state at Harris Bur. A period of five Days is required by Law following computation of votes to permit the filing of petitions for a recount or re canvass before final certification can be undertaken by county commissioners serving As a Board of elections. The tabulation was headed by the vote for president which gave Johnson and Humphrey a total of 10,950 against 7,948 for Goldwater Miller. Of was announced that Tho commissioners will open bids at 2 . Doc. I for furnishing varied quantities of 25 separate items of food supplies to to used during Tho next year at Tho county Homo. Casey Bridge a Sun drenched skies smiled Down on almost 200 persons who gathered High above the Kinzua Creek on the approach to famed Casey Bridge tuesday afternoon to watch it. Gov. Raymond p. Shafer Cut the ribbon opening a 17-mile stretch of relocated route 59. No sooner had the ceremonies ended than a line of cars immediately moved across the newly completed Bridge and on Bradford Over to Warren or construction work some $11 million. Which Cost a this is an historic Day for All of us and Ort that a Hava Boon awaiting for Many year Quot War the opening remarks of a Massage from gov. William w. Scranton which was Raad by Tho lieutenant governor. A the completion of the $11 million Warren to Marshburn Highway with the spectacular Bridges will be a landmark of the future a a the governors message continued. A highways make discoverers of ail of us a it. Gov. Shafer keynote speaker for the ribbon cutting ceremonies a told the assembled crowd. A i Hope that every person in the United states will have an Opportunity to discover what we have in Pennsylvania. Beautiful Pennsylvania with its Beautiful vistas and Rich heritage a the state executive also mentioned the vast potential which tourism offers the entire state remarking that with projects such As the one being dedicated tuesday a Pennsylvania is kept in the forefront in tourism. Sharing the podium with the lieutenant governor was col. J. E. Hammar of Pittsburgh District Engineer of the us. Army corps of engineers. Treasurer. Other members Are Don Nelson Emil Johnson. Mrs. Fred Herzog and Arthur Brown. The Board has made a second payment of $5,000 on the $15,000 a allocation approved for the port a i a a 5.jh? Allegany Hospital for construe. Theta or to o fral funds Tion and enlargement purposes. In Terai Lunas the Grant is to be paid to the Hospital Over a three year period. The army officer reminded his audience that although most people think of the Mammoth Complex now being built in terms of the Kinzua dam itself. That a is less than one third annual budget appropriations authorised for payment wore $500 to Tho Mckean county historical society and $250 to the Mckean county society for Tho prevention of cruelty to animals. William h. Covert or. Was appointed to a temporary position on the courthouse janitorial staff. In this area he continued a Are spent for relocation of Highway railroads utilities and real the colonel also paid tribute to the project Engineer Joseph Renouf describing him As a my direct representative in Pennsylvania and new York for the entire Reservoir and the third speaker introduced by Chester l. Christensen of Warren who was master of ceremonies was congressman Albert w. Johnson. The congressman depicted the opening unfold county Aid funds were approx ceremonies As a the unfolding de by the commissioners from of the dreams of All the citizens the liquid fuels account to of the Butzbaugh amp Butzbaugh rep cubing ceremony today Mark Lewis run Borough $1,909, for Road and storm sewer work in. And to Keating township $8,328, members will attend a ribbon for Highway work. Resented the Bank. Scheduled to begin on Friday in trial court is a trespass action brought by George j. Lam affairs arrived in Salamaca Berson executor of the estate Friday night for meetings with of Bene Lamberson deceased Seneca leaders and Bureau officials. Or. Tanner will advise the indians on possible projects to create employment for senecas who will be displaced by the impounded Waters. The $12 million rehabilitation fund voted by Congress in August includes Money for Industrial development on both the Allegany and Cattaraugus reservations. Is. Benjamin k. Connelly and Madge s. Connelly. Philip f. Jacobus will represent the plaintiffs and Robert j. Healy is attorney for the defendants. Ing the formal opening of the new route 59 and the High Bridge Over the Kinzua Valley. The exercises will be preceded by a luncheon at noon at the Conewango club in Warren under sponsorship of that boroughs chamber of Commerce. Bear hits car mrs. Rosalyn Saar of Roulette had the unusual experience of a Bear running into the rear fender of her car while driving one night last week on it. 6 near the interstate Ami site want More Money the Pennsylvania state employees Council claiming to represent 25,000, wants a to percent increase for those receiving up to $6,000 annually and 5 percent for others. A 35-hour work week in Winter and 324 hours in summer is also sought. New driving manual Pennsylvania has issued a larger version of the state motor vehicle code in use since 1924. Car truck crash sends two men to port Hospital Kane special a state police based Here investigated an Auto Mobile truck crash that sent two men to port Allegany Community Hospital with injuries shortly after noon tuesday. Trooper Carl Mishler reported that Victor w. Tadder 35, of Turtlepoint drove his station Wagon from a private driveway into route 144 four and one half Miles North of port Allegany when it was struck by a tractor Semi trailer driven by William Parrott 37, of Chester. Or. Tadder received cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries. His passenger Bert f. Fuller of Turtlepoint suffered lacerations of the Scalp and cuts and bruises of the body. Damage to the car was estimated at $200 to the truck at $400. State Grants increase the 10,000 hourly maintenance employees of the state highways dept. Will receive a 5 percent increase in effective with the first december period. Four teenagers Hurt in crash of car at Kane Kane special a four teenagers Are patients in Community Hospital Here with injuries suffered at 4 45 . Tuesday when an automobile left route 321 one half mile North of Kane rolled Down an embankment and struck a tree. The injured Susan Kane 18, the Driver daughter of or. And mrs. E. Of Neil Kane 98 Clay St., extensive facial lacerations fractured jaw and left ankle and broken ribs. Suellen Larson 13, daughter of or. And mrs. Leo Larson 89 Clay St., facial abrasions and a possible Back injury. Bonnie Russel 13, and Douglas Russell 12, children of mrs. Jeanne Russell of 93 Clay St. The former suffered lacerations of the Scalp and left hand. Her brother received lactation of the lip roof of Mouth and right leg and has head injuries. Trooper Raymond Fratangelo of Kane based state police estimated damages to the 1962 Sedan at $1,500. The Board adopted a resold Plant just East port a a recognizing fkr i it Ira of a Alega y. Tion recognizing the Mckean county 4-h development fund committee As the sponsoring group for 4-h club activities in the county declaring it is entitled to receive $2,000 in to boost parm show organizations supporting the state farm show increased to 58 with addition of the Penn state fair funds. Officers of the Sylvania foundation seed Coop committee Are Larry Stratton Ergative and the Pennsylvania jr., president Fred Herzog milking shorthorn society. Mental health facilities seen necessity in county state egg total drops Pennsylvania hens produced 260 million eggs in october 2 percent less than in the same month last year. Approximately 175 persons attended the comprehensive mental health mental retardation planning committee Public hearing meeting tuesday night in Floyd c. Fretz Junior High school Here. Robert Cole who presided introduced mrs. Frances Maljovec county coordinator who in turn presented Robert snicker Northwestern Pennsylvania regional director for Pennsylvania association for retarded children and Charles Peters consultant for the Region two planning committee. Reports were heard from mrs. Frances Graff chairman for the planning and Survey committee and mrs. Lena Griffin chairman of the sight visitation committee. Or. Cole reviewed the four Basic questions involved in the study and presented As panellists judge Glenn e. Mencer of Mckean county or. Henry and pronounced Benediction. Klippert county school eulogist and Thorn j. Williams personnel director of Bovaird amp Seyfang manufacturing co. Organization statements were Given by George a. Daggett or. And Russell j. Weston respective presidents of the Mckean county mental health association and the Mckean county association for mental retardation. Questions were solicited from the audience. It was the consensus of those attending that there is immediate need for various types of clinical facilities in Mckean county. The reports and opinions expressed at the meeting will be consolidated and turned Over to the Region two planning committee for amalgamation with reports from other regions. Or. Thomas j. Saddler sr., pastor of Copeland ame Church offered the invocation seated on the platform in addition to the main speakers were state senators Richard c. Frame and James s. Berger and state representatives Victor j. Westerberg of Mckean county and Joseph Goldstein of Warren county. Prior to the ceremonies at Casey Bridge a luncheon for selected guests was held at Tho Conewango club in Warren. The scheduled 1 30 . Ceremonies did not actually get under Way until after 2 . And although the Sun was shining brightly a brisk wind chilled the waiting crowd who were treated to a spectacular panoramic View of the entire Valley from their Vantage to bit on the Bridge. The major Highway location covers 17 Miles of Road and includes two High level Bridges the Casey Bridge and the second at devils Elbow. The new Highway makes for a fast trip Between Warren and Bradford now. Or. Renouf remarked during the afternoon that it now Only takes a about 40 minutes to travel Between the two cities. Hospital celebrates 35th anniversary the 35th anniversary of Kane Community Hospital was observed by 175 persons at a dinner dance held at Kane country club saturday. Arrangements for the Observance were made by the women a auxiliary. Mrs. Carolyn Coulter served As general chairman. Auxiliary officers Are mrs. Eleanor Colker president mrs. Coulter vice president mrs. Henry Turner second vice president and mrs. Loretta Aljoe Secretary. Penn state total up the Pennsylvania state University enrolled a total of 24,851 students for Tho fall terms an increase of More than 2�00 Over last year

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