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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 10, 1968, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858mckean county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday october to 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 41 Smethport surgeon to serve aboard is Hope a Pennsylvania surgeon l. Morris Johnson m.d., son of or. And mrs. Leonard b. Johnson of 1235 w. Main St., Smethport will serve a two month voluntary tour aboard the Hospital ship . Hope in Colombo Ceylon beginning next sunday. Or. Johnson a general surgeon has been residing in Liverpool England for the past year where he was associated with the Alder hey children a Hospital. He graduated from Smethport High school received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania school of Medicine and the Mayo graduate school of Medicine. Or. Johnson previously served with project Hope in Ecuador Guinea Nicaragua and Colombia. Or. Johnson was married last March to miss Ann Marie Homer of Wyomissing pa., who had served As a nurse aboard the Hope. She will accompany him to Ceylon. The Hope staff of 150 physicians dentists nurses and paramedical personnel in october begins the seventh month of the Hospital ships ten month Mission in Ceylon. The staff works directly with Cey Lonese counterparts in classrooms laboratories and wards aboard the ship and in hospitals medical schools and clinics ashore. Hope is in Ceylon a Small Island nation located near the Southern tip of India by invitation of the Cey Lonese government and Cey Lonese medical associations. Hopes Mission in Ceylon Marks the Hospital ships first return to Asia since her Maiden voyage in 1960-61 when she vis or. L. Morris Johnson item Indonesia and South Vietnam. Since then project Hope has conducted medical teaching and treatment programs in Ecuador Peru Guinea Nicaragua and Colombia. Follow up programs continue in four of these nations. Founded in 1958 by or. William b. Walsh project Hope is the principal activity of the people to people health foundation inc., an Independent non profit organization headquartered in Washington d. C., and supported by the american people. Since the first voyage More than 1,200 american medical personnel have served with Hope. They have trained More than 4,000 medical personnel in developing nations treated Over 120,000 persons conducted nearly 11,000 major operations and benefited More than two million persons through immunization examinations and other services. T. Kinsell appointed head of planning project Tyson c. Kinsell assistant director of the title in regional planning project for Cameron Elk Mckean and Potter counties has been promoted to the position of director. 10th anniversary marked by demo women in county the loth anniversary festivities of the democratic women of Eastern Mckean county was held at 8 . Thursday at the Gateway lanes in Smethport. Mrs. Jean Lance of port Allegany was hostess. She gave the invocation and led in the Salute to the Flag. Officers for 1969 were chosen As follows mrs. Margaret Iddings of Smethport president mrs. Anita Farrell of port Allegany vice president mrs. Dorothy Bayline of port Allegany recording Secretary mrs. Loraine Keck of Keating Summit corresponding Secretary mrs. Vesta Rossetti of port Allegany treasurer and mrs. Louisa Palmatier of port Allegany chaplain. Greetings were extended to the following mrs. Wanita Lane new regional District director mrs. Joseph Freer and mrs. Margaret idding Smethport officers mrs. Loretta Harrington of Smethport county commissioner Anita Farrell of port Allegany jury commissioner All past presidents and All members present. At the business meeting presided Over by mrs. Wanita Lance committee reports were Given on ways and Means and the convention. Jean lace gave the history of the club. Guests were miss Gladys Jama Smire of Santiago Chile a teacher in the Smethport area school District mrs. Esther Rettger mrs. Anna Turnquist and mrs. Arelene Collins All of it. Jewett. Library Book Sale a Library Book Sale will be on dusted Friday from 5 to 8 in. And saturday from to . 5 . In the Palmer building n main St., Smethport. A Large variety of used books including lotion non fiction and children a fill be sold for 5c to 25c each. To sets of encyclopedias will e auctioned. Proceeds will go the Smethport Public Library Lew Book fund. He will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of or. Robert Stromberg who held the position for the past year. Announcement of the staff changes was by Christian f. Feit of Smethport superintendent of Mckean county schools and administrator of the title Iii regional planning project. Or. Stromberg had been on a leave of absence from the Mckean county school Board to direct the federally funded planning project. He will resume his duties As assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools in charge of research planning and Federal programs. However he will retain administrative and supervisory responsibilities for the regional planning project. Or. Kinsell has served As planning project assistant director since december. His salary will be $14,000 a year in the new position. Or. Kinsell came to the project from the Vertol division of Boeing aircraft where he was an Industrial relations representative. He is a graduate of Glassboro n.j., state College and has extensive studies of psychology in Columbia Nad Temple universities. Or. Stromberg had been granted a leave of absence by the Mckean county school Board in september 1967 to become project director of the newly instituted regional planning project under title Iii of the elementary and secondary education act. One of the primary functions of the title Iii staff during the first year was a comprehensive study of unmet educational needs in the four county Region. Emphasis is now focused upon implementing programs to meet these needs. The four county committee responsible for the regional planning project consists of representatives of the county school boards and administrators of Cameron Elk Mckean and Potter counties. The members Are Cameron James klees president and James manners. Elk William Barrett Michael Eberl Secretary and Luther Scott. Mckean a Michael Lombard treasurer Paul Miller and Stanley Walker. Potter a Owen Jenkins vice Aud John Surra. Mrs. A abase mrs. Aiello speak at meet highlighting the fall meeting of the Mckean county federation of women a clubs was an address Given by mrs. John Yahraes or. Of Morristown first vice president at Large of the Pennsylvania federation of women a clubs. The meeting held tuesday at the United methodist Church it. Jewett was hosted by the members of the Towne study club of it. Jewett. Invocation was by the Rev. Ralph h. Eckert of the United methodist Church it. Jewett. In her speech mrs. Yahraes stressed the importance of increasing club membership. At the afternoon session the speaker was mrs. Henry j. Aiello of Johnsonburg vice president of the Northwest District. She emphasized the part women must play in the War against organized crime. Mrs. Glennis h. Picked president of the county federation of women a clubs presided at the business meeting. A decision was that future meetings will be held in the evening. The following department and committee chairmen were appointed mrs. Frank h. Heron Bradford conservation mrs. August Klein port Allegany education mrs. Sybil Kane Kane Fine arts mrs. Olive Schreiber Smethport Home life. And mrs. Albert Berg it. Jewett International affairs and International club mrs. Edgar Johnson it. Jewett legislation mrs. Frank Stevens Kane membership mrs. W. E. Holm quist Kane program and mrs. Alton Carlson port Allegany Public affairs and Public relations. Turtle Point Marine again Hurt in Vietnam Lance Cpl. Allen Galentine son of or. And mrs. Rex Galentine of Turtlepoint has been wounded for the third time while serving with the 26th Marine regiment in Vietnam. The last incident resulted in injuries to his arms legs and Back and he is also suffering from malaria. He is a patient in Danang Hospital. The Corporal was first wounded feb. 26 at Khe Sahn and was hospitalized with hip injuries. He returned to duty at Camp Carroll near Khe Sahn and was wounded again in May by shrapnel. He is a member of the third Marine division and talked with his Mother tuesday night. She received a letter from her son on wednesday. A poor Peoples election to be held on wednesday ready for opening a the honorary co chairman and a Board member inspected the new pc a shelter in Bradford thursday in preparation for the formal opening on saturday and sunday. The shelter was open both Days enabling the Public to see the facilities which include 2i Kem hels with outside runs and five isolation kennels. Inspecting the shelter Are from left mrs. George Blaisdell and mrs. Hugh Grant honorary co chairman and mrs. Robert Mccreary a Board member. Over 400 people visited the shelter during the two afternoons and it dogs housed there were adopted. Mrs. Margaret Goudaet is Volunteer manager of the shelter. Photo by Stewart woman Hurt As Auto plows into rear of truck it. Jewett a a local woman was Hurt when her Auto slowed into the rear end of a truck at 9 40 . Tuesday. Mrs. Ina c. Richards 40, of Star route it. Jewett suffered lacerations of the forehead and bruises. She was admitted to Kane Community Hospital where she was listed in far condition. State police said her car was southbound on route 219, about 2 a Miles North of Lantz Corners. She collided with a tractor trailer in front of her and also southbound. Albert Jones 48, of Bradford was the truck Chiver. He was not Hurt the truck is owned by the Kendall refining co., of Bradford police said. Damage to the car was listed at $1,000, and to the trailer $200. A Victory drive j planned by area gop leaders Republican leaders from four Northwestern Pennsylvania counties met tuesday night of last week at Canoe place inn port Allegany to plan a a Victory drive for representative Richard f. Schweiker in helping his bid for a seat in the . Senate. Robert Friend chairman of the 35-county Western Pennsylvania citizens for Schweiker committee told those attending that a reports from All Over Western Pennsylvania indicate that Dick Schweiker is running Strong and what we do in the last few weeks of the election will have a significant effect on the outcome of the race. We want to plan and coordinate our efforts so that we can get out a maximum vote on election county chairmen their top aids and Schweiker leaders from Mckean Potter Elk and Cameron counties attended the meeting. Redfield in named to aaa executive unit Hamlin d. Redfield of Bradford thursday was elected a member of the executive committee of the la million member american automobile association during the organization a a 66th annual convention at Buffalo . Or. Redfield is president of the Pennsylvania aaa federation an affiliation of 41 aaa automobile clubs. Remanded to jail Harry Green 39, of Uva Jackson ave., Bradford was arrested by Friday by local police on a warrant charging indecent assault. The Man was remanded to the Mckean county jail by Alderman w. E. Arrowsmith in lieu of $2,500 bail pending a hearing. Delegates named for fall planning meet delegates were designated to attend the county wide fall planning meeting at thursdays meeting of the Turtlepoint homemakers held at the Home of mrs. Georgialin Klawuhn. Those attending the meeting to be held at the courthouse in Smethport tuesday from Turtlepoint Are mrs. Cecil Payne mrs. Mary Culver mrs. Phillis Baker and mrs. Dorothy Strait. Miss Betsy Jane Firth Mckean county Home economist will conduct the meeting. During the social hour that followed members worked on criss Cross stitch design aprons and mrs. Drusilla Ford demonstrated the Many Steps in making outdoor Christmas decorations. Mrs. Wanita Lane was honoured at a birthday luncheon. The next meeting will be at la . Oct. 17 at the Home of mrs. Wayne Payne. Auto rams barricade hits two parked cars no injuries resulted in an Accident late wednesday night on route 6, near port Allegany. Officials said a truck operated by Robert Rivers 47, of Pittsburg mass went through a barricade and struck parked cars owned by Joseph Knell of port Allegany re i and Melvin Johnson of to Pine St., port Allegany. Damage totalled $850. Fall meeting of twp. Officials attended by 140 the fall dinner meeting of the Mckean county association of township officials was held thursday night at the Desoto Holiday House at Bradford. Justice of the peace Arnold Field of Hamlin township association treasurer said about 140 persons attended the affair. President Ervin a. Carlson of Wetmore township presided and guests inc indeed rep. Victor c. Westerberg of Kane state sen. Richard Frame and county judge Glenn e. Men cer. Kenneth Greider assistant Secretary of the Pennsylvania state association of township officials was the principal speaker. He discussed new legislation affecting township government and the Public employee Law. W. G. Wilcox of Rixford regional sanitarian for the state health departments division of sanitation introduced . Wilt of new Castle who is Region 6 sewer coordinator. Or. Wilt outlined procedures for enforcing act 537 of the sewage facilities act. In accordance with the requirements of the 1964 economic Opportunity act. The All he Anna Community action corporation will hold an election in the Smethport elementary school Short routine meeting held by commissioners it was Short Sweet and Rou Tine for the Mckean county commissioners at their meeting i monday. They approved payment of a a Bill of $848 for a years maintenance on three addressing machines in the courthouse. A a quarterly allocation of $2,178 to the Ridgway psychiatric Center which serves Mckean and other area counties. A monies from the county liquid fuels tax fund to Foster township for $6,000, and Lafayette township for $1,899. A refunds of county property taxes totalling $78 to seven Bradford property owners. The 1968 taxes were collected from the seven before the City treasurers office was informed of adjustments in property valuations. The commissioners exonerated a Smethport tax collector from collection of the 1967 $2 per capita tax from 99 Borough residents. They turned Down a request for additional liquid fuels tax fund monies for Hamilton township. They said surplus fund monies already were distributed throughout the county and none Are left. On West King St. Next wednesday at 7 30 . The Alle Haima corp. Is the sponsor of the neighbourhood youth program and other Deo projects such As head Start. It is also the sponsor of the recently announced Job training program at Warren state Hospital. This election is to fulfil the Low income representation for the local anti poverty Community action program. All persons whose income Falls within the following guidelines Are urged to participate in this election family non farm farm size income income i$1,600$1,100 2 2,000 1,400 32,5001,800 4. 3,2002,200 5 3,300 2,700 6. 4,2002,900 7. 4,7003,300 8. 5,3003,700 9. 5,8004,100 to. 6,3004,400 la. 6,8004,800 12. 7,300,. 5,100 13 or More 7,800 5,500 note for persons from families with More than 13 members sponsors May add $500 for each additional member of a non farm family. Farm families income criteria will remain 70 per cent of the corresponding non farm families it is hoped that every person whose income Falls within the above guidelines will take this Opportunity to express themselves by electing a representative to the a Lehanna Board so that the future programs of the organization can truly reflect and meet the needs of Mckean county. Arthur Brown re elected to Mckean ask committee Arthur Brown of port Allegany was recently re elected to the Mckean county agricultural stabilization and conservation Aso committee at the annual county convention. He and other committee members will be responsible for administering farm action programs in the county for the next year. The other members Are Arthur Lindquist vice chairman of Kane and Robert c. Stack regular member of Bradford. Terms of office for county committeemen Are on a 3-year basis with one new member normally being elected each year at a convention of newly elected Community ask committeemen. The situation varies however according to the number of actual vacancies on the cancer crusade report nearly $3 million was collected by the american cancer society during its 1968 crusade last Spring. County �?T67 safety record a bit a better Harrisburg Mckean county motorists last year apparently were a Little More safety inclined a or at least that would seem to be the indication judging from accidents reports of motorists in the county. A Check into state department of highways records wednesday revealed that the number of motor vehicle accidents occurring in the county last year showed a drop from the preceding year. For example tabulation of the extensive records just completed by the department shows that last year 1159 accidents were reported within Mckean county a which compared with in during 1966. On the fatality Side the records show that 18 persons were killed in these accidents last year while during the preceding year there were 17 fatally injured. Last year the total number of accidents in Mckean county resulting in personal injury was 537 As compared with 551 a year earlier. On still another front 785 of last years accidents in the comity involved property damage while during 1966 there were 824 such accidents. Statewide last year 2425 persons lost their lives on Pennsylvania s highways. In 1966, Thoro Ware 9226 fatalities. Department statistics show that during the past year 14 people were injured every hour 346 each Day and 2431 each week in traffic accidents and that More accidents occurred Between 4 and 5 . Than any hour in the Day More accidents occurred on saturday and during november and december. The danger of motorcycles was also shown with motorcyclists last year the offending Drivers in 77 fatal accidents 1425 injurious accidents and 195 accidents resulting in property damage. In 1966, motorcycles were involved in 60 fatal Acci a dents 1451 causing injury and 320 resulting in property damage agencies Trade land in the area of Kinzua dam the army corps of engineers and the . Forest service have exchanged lands bordering the Allegheny River Reservoir. Ralph h. Freeman supervisor of the Allegheny National Forest said 11,400 acres of corps land were turned Over to the Forest service and 65 acres of Forest service land now belong to the corps. He said the Exchange will simplify administration of recreation areas on the Reservoir. The Forest service assumes full responsibility for development and operation of recreation areas on the Reservoir. The corps of engineers has and retains responsibility for Reservoir regulation operation and maintenance of the dam and All other authorized projects except recreation. Committee. In addition first and second alternates Are elected for one year each. Or. Lindquist is serving his third year of a three year term and or. Stack is serving his second year. The newly elected alternates Are Walter Farrell of Bradford and Charles Irons of Smethport. The ask Farmer committee system is unique. No other group of citizens has so direct a voice in developing and running government programs. Farmers eligible to take part in programs administered by the committee first elect Community committeemen who in turn elect county committeemen. While the county committee is in actual charge of administering the program locally the Community committeemen lend operating assistance where needed and Are particularly responsible for keeping their neighbors informed about the program available. The elected committees Are not Federal officeholders. Congress holds the department of agriculture responsible for program activities and the department in turn relies on the judgment and leadership of the Loo ally elected Farmers and the county office employees. The county office serves As the Headquarters for Farmer business connected with program part citation. Major ask activities in Mckean county include the agricultural conservation program Corn and Barley the feed Grain program the wheat program the Wool incentive program and Long Range land retirement programs. Total farm program business handled by the county ask office in Mckean county last year amounted to $85,557.00 which both improved the income of farm producers and strengthened the Economy of the whole area. A 21.060 Are registered in county Mckean county voters registered for the nov. S election total 21.040. According to mrs. Louise Brown registration clerk in the office of the county commissioners. Women outnumber men by 744. Over two thirds of the registered voters Are republicans. According to mrs. Brown the breakdown by party is 14.623 republicans 4.238 democrats 17 prohibitionists and 112 independents. There Ere 10,157 men registered end 10,903 women. Tho total registered voters for the City of Bradford in Psi

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