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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 1, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday october i 1964 terms�?$4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 40 comity a Road sending in year tops $2.9 million Harrisburg state Highway expenditures in Mckean county climbed during the past fiscal year As compared with the preceding year the state department of highways disclosed thursday. A Check with the department shows a total of $2,986,789-91 was spent within the county during the fiscal year just ended. During the previous year expenditures stood at $2,505,431.-97. These figures involve construction and reconstruction work performed by either departmental employees or contractors resurfacing of existing roads within the county Ami maintenance work on highways in the county including end testimony in dispute Over Kinzua Oil land Erie a testimony was concluded tuesday in a dispute involving Mineral and Gas Oil rights at the Kinzua dam. The Kinzua dam Valley landowners representing to owners of three tracts of land seek $2 million dollars. The government has offered $50,000 in compensation for the rights. The land will become a part of a Reservoir and Park area in Northwestern Pennsylvania. For the great disparity in the amount u. S. Atty. Robert Tucker said he fears the Case will be continued no matter which party is supported by the jury. E. Kent Kane of Kane Louis Ryan of mount Alton and Robert Cotton of Bradford testified for the plaintiffs in the final Day of testimony. Those testifying for the government were Peter Hofrichter of Pittsburgh Richard Lockwood of Oil City John Depetro of Bradford Robert Stewart of Pittsburgh and Vernon w. Gray of Bradford. Snow removal hindering oiling Weed cutting Patching and similar maintenance chores. In the past fiscal year construction and reconstruction work in Mckean county amounted to $1,812,845.52 As compared with the preceding years expenditure of $1,326,431.02. Resurfacing work involved expenditure of $141,196,179 $251,170.-12 a year earlier and maintenance including surface treatment and Snow removal $1,-032,747.60 $927,830.83. Expenditure figures for the county do not include direct Semi annual payments to communities within the county under terms of act 655 the a Home Rule act which covers state funds to cities boroughs and townships for their own Road work. During the fiscal year just completed local municipalities received $213,771.48 under this act own from the preceding years $229,208.02. Hire handicapped week Observance october 4-10 the annual Observance of na-1 the Bradford office of the tonal employ the handicapped uses has placed 28 handicapped week will be held oct. 4-10 with the Mckean county committee cooperating with the Pennsylvania state employment service. Antler less Deer licenses moving fast says Irons workers in jobs during the fiscal year ending june 30, 1964, according to Glenn j. Ryan manager of the Bradford office. He further stated that handicapped worker Job placements by the state employment service totalled 19,142 for the past fiscal year. In a joint statement with Thom Williams chairman of the Mckean county committee for employment of the handicapped or. Ryan urged local employers to list Job openings with the local officer in order that handicapped workers could at education session the 40th annual convention of the Mckean county school directors association was Hole thursday at Smethport. From left Lloyd s. Cochran of Lockport n.y., the speaker c. F. Feit county superintendent and Michael f. Lombard president of the county Board. Photo by w. Forres Stewart democratic women will meet tonight port Allegany a miss Eileen Hull vice chairman of the Mckean county democratic committee will be the speaker at 8 of clock tonight at a meeting of the democratic women of Eastern Mckean county in Liberty Grange Hall. Miss Hull Smethport will speak on the life of president Lyndon Johnson. There also will be a film on a the Man and the president a on the late president John f. Kennedy. A slate of officers will be presented for consideration. Refreshments will be served by mrs. Philip Mckenney chairman and her committee. August savings Bond purchases $85,329 purchases of . Savings Bonds in Pennsylvania during August were $33,525,301, according to Charles s. Krumrine state chairman of the organization making a total for the year of $292,109,552, or 61 percent of the 1964 quota. In Mckean county August purchases of series e and h Bonds were $85,329, and the total to Date $697,567. $57,622 cleared for Street Road work in county Harrisburg a total of $57,622.74 in local Road monies has been cleared by the state department of highways for forwarding to 22 political subdivisions in Mckean county part of of $9,864,421 slated for distribution to townships cities and boroughs throughout the state As a whole. The funds represent the last of two instalments for the year under the terms of act 655 commonly known at the a Home Rule Road act calling for payments direct to communities As opposed to liquid fuels tax payments later in the year made by the state to counties for distribution at the discretion of county commissioners to their political subdivisions. In the present Case the monies Are also derived from liquid fuels taxes but apportionment of the funds is made directly to political subdivisions on a population mileage formula. The funds Are to be used for construction and maintenance of streets roads and Bridges within the municipalities according to Secretary of highways Henry d. Harrah the current payments represent ten percent of the years total plus a portion of the two cent a gallon Gas tax increase authorized by the 1961 legislature the other 90 percent having been paid earlier in the year in april. Payments now being forwarded to Mckean county political subdivisions Are As follows City Bradford $7,817.31. Boroughs Eldred $708.32 Kane $3,40645 Lewis run $492.19 mount Jewett $848.12 port Allegany $1,799.16 Smethport $1,672.20. Townships Annin $2,834.- 80 Bradford $4,864.47 Ceres $2,574.93 Corydon $1,432.49 Eldred $2,923 Foster $5,137 Hamilton $1,047.26 Hamlin $1,456.93 Keating $5,257.52 Lafayette $1,157.88 Liberty $4,-�?~803.47 Norwich $1,530.91 Otto $2,330.30 sergeant $732.01 Wetmore $2,796.02. Fewer persons eligible to vote than during 60 there Are 1,114 less eligible to vote in the election on nov. 3 than were registered for the prior election in 1960 according to a recapitulation prepared by the Mckean county Board of elections. The gop figure is Down 1,286 and the democrats gained 206 enrollees this year. Chief clerk George e. Berk water listed the county totals As follows 1964 i960 Republican 15,841 17,127 democratic 7,389 7,183 prohibition 27 45 non partisan 159 174 socialist 2 3 totals 23,418 24,532 the figures for Bradford City 1964 1960 Republican 4.360 4,930 democratic 1,917 1,742 prohibition 3 12 non partisan 51 58 socialist 0 0 totals 6,331 6,742 party registrations in boroughs and townships 1964 1960 Republican 11,481 12,197 democratic 5,472 5,441 prohibition 24 33 non partisan 108 116 socialist 2 3 totals 17,087 17,790 judge flick will speak at scout Council dinner the Elk lick boy scout councils annual recognition dinner will be held at 6 30 . Saturday at the Valley Hunt club. Judge a. C. Flick jr., president judge of Pennsylvania a 37th judicial District will be the keynote speaker. Volunteers with 10-15 and 25 years service will be honoured and two local Council volunteers will receive Silver Beaver awards. This award is in recognition to a Volunteer for services to the Council to scouting Church and Community with noteworthy service of exceptional character to boyhood within the Council territory. Judge flick was a boy scout and is now serving scouting in a Volunteer capacity. He is recognized for his Many accomplishments in several other Fields including rotary Library associations Hospital boards y.m.c.a., Cross and the probation association. I Urray r. Garber president of the Council said the dinner state insurance group reflects Emil Johnson Emil j. Johnson manager of Burdick s insurance Agency of Smethport was re elected director of the Pennsylvania association of insurance agents during the 75th convention of the association held recently at Pocono Manor inn. The state association is made up solely of Independent agents All of whom Are members of local county boards and also of the National association. Or. Johnson represents Mckean county on this state Board. Over 400 agents were in attendance at the Diamond Jubilee convention and Many prominent speakers discussed current problems confronting the insurance Industry. Louis Sigel of Philadelphia was elected president of the state group and Robert e. Kerr of Ambridge was elected first vice president. Federal judge says wife right in aiding irs constitutional rights of a Man whose wife helped give his business records to the internal Revenue service without his consent were not violated Federal judge John o. Henderson ruled tuesday in Buffalo. The judge s decision came As he denied a motion to suppress thus of the records at a trial and such other evidence that May have been obtained by us of the records. The motion was made by Charles f. Scott 42, of 3775 main St., Hinsdale n.y., who previously pleaded innocent to four counts of evading $4494.44 in 1954-59 income taxes by failing to report $23,992.21 in taxable income. During a hearing june 30, Scott testified that his wife the former Adeline leak of West Eldred pa., turned Over the records to the Mckean county sheriff who eventually forwarded them to the irs. A it appears that neither stat nor Federal officers were parties to the seizure of the records in this Case Quot judge Henderson ruled. A accordingly the rights of the defendant under the fourth and fifth amendments were not Scott operated the Cuba Cylinder Gas co. In Cuba n.y., from june 13, 193$ to Jan. 4, 1940, when he sold the business. He now operates the Hinsdale hotel. County school directors unit elects 3 members Lloyd s. Cochran vice presi be enacted to provide state sup Dent of the Lockport n. Y., Mills port of the total program for spoke thursday night at the 60th the education of the exceptional annual convention of the Mckean child that changes be legislated county school directors Assoc a in the Billing of Lessee school Dis Tion held at the Smethport area tricks for the net rental due on a Junior senior High school. Building project recommend a Floyd a. Irons of Aiken Mckean county treasurer monday night announced that the 7,200 hav e Atha to plan Quot for jobs ant Erless Deer licenses that have that Thuv Arp been allowed to Mckean county employers were also asked to for the 1964 season Are going make the a Ceso bowels a St sportsmen and Tater Quot St Dye a special Hunt a a a it a Quot Quot or fax files a he used the it. Rush More carvings of presidents Washington Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln to illustrate his subject. The speaker said a we americans Are making a profile for generations to come. In building this profile we should be building manhood manhood of the uncommon Man we should preserve our concept of Freedom and Liberty and we need to rededicate ourselves to a High morality to religious truth and spiritual Given Purchase priority non resident Hunters. Over ing licenses to make sure that they apply for them at the court House in Smethport this week. Ant Erless Deer licenses have already been sold out in these13 counties Berks Butler Clarion Columbia Forest Luzerne Northampton Perry Schuylkill Somerset Sullivan Union and Westmoreland. The Pennsylvania game commission allocated 274,800 a a does licenses for the two Day season dec. 14-15 to follow the regular Buck season. Doe licenses Are valid Only in the county where they Are is in his topic a american pro thorough study of tax exempt sued. Residents of the state Are ions and tax exempt properties a a a in the state recommend a a continuing study by the state association on the financing of Public education. Also advocating a restudy of the transportation reimbursement Structure toward the end that approved rates be liberalized in counties and or areas confronted by rugged terrain and Adverse weather conditions and that the group advocates legislation which will giant an annual increase of not less than $300 per teaching unit above the $6,800 maximum subsidy established for the present school year and that this increase be continued year by year until the maximum subsidy shall correspond to the actual state average Cost per teaching unit. With hand rails and other facilities which would make the business accessible to and usable by the handicapped. Or. Ryan advised handicapped workers who Are unemployed or seeking a More suitable Job to apply at the Bradford office. County officials approve ballot materials bid seventh degree Grange members meet in Eldred the annual fall dinner meeting of the seventh degree patrons of husbandry club of Mckean county was held last saturday night in the Eldred Grange Hall with 39 members present. Alfred Kleisath of East Smethport. President of the club conducted a Short business session. Mrs. Max Housler of Eldred Sang three selections accompanied by mrs. M. D. Kelsey of Eldred and miss Roberta Larkin of the Windfall rd., Eldred accompanied herself on the guitar As she Sang several numbers. Mrs. H. J. Heitzinger of Bradford was chairman of the committee in charge of the affair and mrs. John Sutter of Eldred was in charge of the dinner. The following report of the nominating committee was adopted by the members Hugh Thompson of port Allegany Union director until june 30, 1949, to fill the unexpired term of or. A. H. Baker a. James Mcgill of Foster township six year term As director ending june 30, 1971 Harry i. Lehman of Otto township six year term As director ending june 30, 1971. Also or. Lehman was chosen Delegate to the annual convention of the Pennsylvania school boards association in november Francis a. Gausman of Kane area Union alternate to the same meeting and Jay Chapmanjr. Of Keating township was named auditor of Mckean county Institute accounts. Twenty resolutions were approved. One expressed deep appreciation to or. Arvid h. Baker who has relinquished a director woman is killed two others Hurt in Auto mishap Cuba n. A mrs. Veda Packer Wilson 79, wife of Louis a. Wilson Bolivar was pronounced dead on arrival at the Cuba Hospital sunday night As the result of a broken neck suffered in a two car Accident at to . Sunday on the North Shore Road at Cuba Lake. The others mrs. Theresa a tip Phi a is a re Ull cd by Van Goldthwaite 49, of 70 East St., Ous county agencies Nunda Driver of the second j Sumja Wii Nav a Uit Ciui ,. J_110utpp Charon Ald was authorized from the ship on the association a Post he have liquid fuels fund for Street in Street lighting rate schedule filed by pen elec Pennsylvania electric co. Has filed a new rate with the Pennsylvania Public Utility commission available in the Utility a 33-county service area to municipalities and other governmental agencies for Mercury vapor i Street lighting service on Public streets highways Bridges Parks and other similar places. The new rate schedule actually the first to be filed by the pen elec for Mercury vapor lighting carried an effective Date of nov. 16, subject to acceptance by the commission. According to information sup a plied by the local pen elec office the existing Street lighting in the City of Bradford is All incandescent lights with the contract extending to March i 1966. At that time or prior to it a Complete proposal for Mer reporter Argus Cury vapor Street lights based the rate now being filed on in preparation for the nov. 3 election the Mckean county commissioners have approved the single bid submitted for furnishing printed ballot trials. Total Cost to the county will be $825. Broken Down it will include $275 for paper ballots and $550 for voting machine ballots. The bidder was the port Allegany co. at mondays regular meeting a Jujj presented to the City. 7z to Borough of run a Van inn of Tho a Voan pin mfg 0nly recently changed All it held last thursday they were Street lib hta from incandescent to for the Spaker Lloyd s ,emp0r Edert any prom stand amp h the specific Rea g2&. Sorry s re St rims Mckean county Lxi Itolo Coz an facilities in they Are being obtained from the . Agricultural stabilization and conservation service. Its. Service area to Mercury vapor lighting. Or. Womer also explained that the new filing will not increase the Cost of existing service to existing customers. Had held since 1953. He was i a a improvement worn or president from 1955 to 1959 and a Frnnk it Mimori a hot Bradford township served As Secretary from that of a of a Strong memorial hos f movement work undertaken in time until his retirement. The others included that the association commend the county Pital in Rochester where they Are regarded in critical condition. The Driver of the other car judge a. C. Flick or. Dinner speaker is open to the Public. Reservations Are to be made at the boy scout office before thursday. W. T. Piper speaker at foliage festival Renovo a William t. Piper or. Of lock Haven president of Piper aircraft corp., will be principal speaker at Coronation ceremonies Here sunday ocl la for the Queen of the 16th annual Pennsylvania state flaming foliage festival. The event will Climax a program starting Friday night oct. 9, with a Street dance featuring the a Mountain More than 30 Young women will Register saturday morning As contestants for the title of miss flaming foliage of 1964. The Winner will be crowned by miss Patricia Ann Hoover of Pine Glen Karthaus r.d., last years Queen. Traffic toll drops Pennsylvania traffic fatalities for the first eight months of this year total 1,076, compared to 11,141 in the same period of 1063. S United natural sets new refund to its customers Oil City United natural Gas co. Tuesday announced another refund to its retail customers effective with the mailing of Bills next month. The refunds will be a credit which will be shown on customer statements and will total $305,200. United previously made refunds to state retail customers one of $1,453,810 in March of last year and another of $233,-316 in August of 1963. The concern serves about 90,000 retail customers in a 14-county area. It. 219 project the state has received an unofficial Low bid of $955,938 for repaving 5.04 Miles of it. 219 Between Brockport and Brandy Camp in Elk county. Ment to the Constitution of the United states permitting the use of the lords prayer and a Reading from the Bible in voluntary devotional exercises in Public schools. Alto that the group expresses e firm conviction that immediate Steps be taken by the state to accept full and Complete responsibility for the total financial support of the educational television pro Gram that directors urge legislative action to restore stat reimbursement to school districts for Extension classes and schools for Post High school youth and adults. Also that the state association and affiliated groups continue efforts to Amend the teacher tenure act that the commissioners of Mckean county expedite the release of assessed valuations in order that valuations be available for school District budget estimates expressed opposition to All summary and arbitrary actions by government to regulations which make unreasonable and unnecessary demands which involve hardships on school districts. Also oppose legislation that would discontinue payments for closed schools that legislation Board its officers and com j was or Wilson 67, a native of mittens the superintendent and Smethport pa., and he suffered his staff for their work during Chest contusion and facial Lacer the year to the Smethport area Athons he was not hospitalized. Joint Board and its staff that Sweet Cuba Village the association favors an Amend policeman said that the West pm 4 a Ella a Anat Lulli a for v in a _.,. I bound Goldthwaite car and the eastbound Wilson vehicle collided on country Road near the Lake Pavilion. He stated that it was apparent the Goldthwaite car swerved into the other Lane and that the cars had struck on their left fronts. Or. William Comstock Wellsville issued a certificate of accidental death in the Case of mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Goldthwaite suffered severe Chest injuries multiple rib fractures and lacerations of the face and Mouth. Sharon Lee Goldthwaite 8, had a severe Skull fracture and facial lacerations. Mrs. Wilson was born in Wellsboro pa., daughter of or. And mrs. Richard Packer. She was United in marriage to or. Wilson in Smethport a number of years ago. She had been a resident of Cuba for ten years coming Here from Portville. Surviving Are her husband one daughter mrs. Carroll Ruth North Portville a son Carl Shipman Khartoum South Africa six grandchildren eight grandchildren one brother and two Sisters. Thomas Hebda injured Thomas Hebda 14-year-old son of or. And mrs. Henry Hebda of Kane suffered a fractured left while playing sandlot football saturday. The injured boys father is chairman of the Mckean county democratic committee. A ooze charge nips kids a. D. Cohn chairman of the state liquor control Board says he is concerned Over hundreds of minors being arrested for violating new liquor Laws. Fines Are $25 to $100 and costs or 30 Days in jail or both. Or. Cohn urges school authorities. Clergymen and civic organizations to inform minors of provisions of the Law. 2289 at St. Bonaventure there is a total enrolment of 2289 students at St. Bonaventure University. There Are 426 freshmen accepted from 1450 applicants. Caught big Muskie a 44-Inch Muskellunge weighing 21 pounds was caught in the Allegheny River North of port Allegany by George Breckenridge of Belle Vernon. Junk Yard ordinance Liberty is the latest Mckean county township to adopt a a junk Yard ordinance. 478 industrially Blind persons rehabilitated a record number of 478 per than $400 per year. Following sons who Are industrially Blind rehabilitation average earnings were rehabilitated in the fiscal increased to $2,300 per year. Year ending june 30, under the a major breakthrough in the vocational rehabilitation pro Fields of employment for per Gram in the office for the Blind sons who Are Blind was made of the commonwealths depart in the placement of Blind per ment of Public welfare. Most sons with the opening of 15 new of these men and women Are vending stands in commercial now employed in competitive Industrial or governmental to business and Industry. Cations. This record number of 478 the increase in the number of represents a 62 percent increase these stands giving re Munera Over the previous year which Tive employment to persons who in itself was a record. Nearly 40 percent of the total number of rehab militants were receiving Public assistance at the time rehabilitation services were started. Prior to rehabilitation individual earning averaged less Are Blind brought the number of stands in operation to 141 and provides an average income of nearly $100 per week to the operators who serve More than one half million customers in this More than $3 million program

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