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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 15, 1970, Smethport, PennsylvaniaI Mil Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858mckean county Democrat War tic Western Pennsylvania s Lea democratic newspaper Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. An architect s Conception a architect s sketches it the proposed Sena keen Manor my Koan county Home for Tho aged show the main Entrance from the driveway below and a Bird s Eye View of Tho entire facility top photo. As pictured there the facility would have 141 Beds. Hill Burton Grants Are being sought to assist in the construction of the Central a shaped portion a 98-Bod unit estimated to Cost some $2.2 million. The wings at the extreme right and left of the photo can be added whenever the county budget would permit according to the county commissioners. Guest facilities at the proposed Home include one and two bed rooms with private or Semi private bathrooms physical therapy centers and centrally located nursing stations and Supply quarters. The Cente most area adjacent to the main Entrance is a spacious dining area and lounge where guests May congregate for recreation and or meals. Kitchen and laundry facilities will be located in Tho lower level which can be seen in the wings extending toward the top of the photo. The Modem Structure is to be built on Tho county owned property adjacent to the present sane keen Manor on the Edge of Smethport. Volume no. 112 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., the Ursua a october 15, 1970 terms-14.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 42one-car wreck at Dryville state police investigated a one car Accident at 3 45 . Wednesday of last week. Troopers reported a 1963 Model car operated by Henry k. Kephart 74, of Emporium . I attempted to Stop at a Stop sign at the intersection of it. 446 and . 42018. Or. Kephart said his foot slipped from the Brake to the Gas pedal with his car then crossing the intersection and striking the Concrete Steps and hand rail of the Colville evangelical Church of North America. Damage was estimated at $50 to the Church property and $400 to the car. Or. Kephart was treated at the port Allegany Community Hospital for multiple contusions. Wins scholarship a Quaker state scholarship in the department of Petroleum an natural Gas at the Pennsylvania state University has been awarded to George Uhrin of Johnsonburg. The scholarship Grants him $500 per year for four Fly in reset to sunday the Emporium Airport authority has re scheduled the Fly in breakfast and lunch at the Keystone Park Airport. Originally scheduled for sunday oct. La the event has been postponed one week to sunday oct. 18. Breakfast will be served from 9-11 30 . And lunch from 2 30-4 30 . A bomb drop and spot Landing contest will be conducted from i to 2 30 . Mayor Williams will present the prize awards to the contest winners. The local pilots will also provide donation rides for those who would like to View the autumn splendor from aloft. Communications systems for All police agencies discussed by Seneca group the planned communications systems Tor All police agencies in the county was the topic of discussion at a pre luncheon meeting of the Seneca area Law enforcement Agency. Foster township chief Earl Bridge hosted the event held at the Desoto Motel in Bradford wednesday evening of last week. Ralph c. Stevenson vice president and Jet Lewis pro Plant expansion St. Marys Carbon company is expanding its Galeton Branch to double its manufacturing space. Killed in plane crash an Ohio dentist or. Floyd h. Coffman 46, of Elyria was killed last week when his plane crashed near Dubois. Arrest of Trio cleans up recent criminal offences police agencies report they have cleared up a recent outbreak of criminal offences in the Smethport area with the arrest of two area juveniles and an East Smethport resident Rodney Gray who were arrested thursday and Are being held in Mckean county jail for court action on burglary larceny charges. State county and local authorities obtained a search warrant thursday and went to the Gray Home where they reportedly recovered a Quantity of liquors valued at about $250 which was said to have been stolen on several recent occasions including one Early thursday and another incident earlier in the week. The thefts were from the Bucktail inn on route 46. According to officials one phase of the Early morning escapade took place when the juveniles allegedly stole a truck owned by the Peterson implement co. Of East Smethport and wrecked it near the Home of Robert c. Farmery . 3, whose 1969 car then was taken from that address by the two juveniles. The car was spotted being driven on route 46 a Short distance West of Farmers Valley by state police and a Chase resulted. The machine went out of control on a curve crossed the Highway and rolled Over several times before striking a Utility pole. The juveniles 15 and 17 years of age fled the scene and were captured a Short time later by troopers and deputies. Sheriff l. W. Pendleton said the boys were treated at port Allegany Community Hospital for minor cuts and bruises. The car valued at $4,500. Was demolished. Police agencies said the Case is still under investigation and May be connected with other recent Larcenie in the vehicle registrations reach 27,009 Harrisburg automobile and station Wagon registrations in Mckean county totalled 27,009 during the past year a report by the state department of Revenue indicated wednesday with receipts for these registrations totalling $262,675. In other categories on the motor vehicle registration front in the county 3,937 commercial vehicles were registered at a fee total of $194,870 1,352 tractor and trailer registrations were recorded with registration receipts of $48,462, plus 85 motor bus registrations for a fee total of $9,415. On the putt putt front motorcycle registrations in Mckean county during the year numbered 624 with registration fees totalling $2,276. There were 514 dealer registrations in the county for which registration fees totalled $3,931. Motor vehicle operators licenses issued during the year to Mckean county residents numbered 18,375, bringing in $65,636 in fees while 2,174 learners permits were issued for which the motoring novices paid $8,696 in fees. Miscellaneous registrations in the county numbered 32,656 airing the year producing $44,049 in receipts. Total receipts from Mckean county include License plates and operator s licenses amounted to $640,010, the department said Jector for planning of police communication needs both of the local government research corp. In state College led the discussion. Raymond l. Frankenburg of the Pennsylvania crime commission office in Erie told the 17 police officers and guests assembled about available police Grants for studies training and equipment. Albert Clauser recently retired chief of police in port Allegany presented to the area Agency an american Flag and Standard for use at the groups meetings. The presentation he said was in behalf of mrs. Carolyn Carlson widow of the appointment a Mary l. Patrosky a 1970 graduate of Pennsylvania state univer Ity hat Baan appointed Homo tory in Roposo Nativo of in Ltd natural Gat co t Eastern District. Tho arca in Clu Dot Tho Pitiot of Bradford and Dubois and the boroughs of Brockway Brookville Emporium Johnsonburg Ponfield Reynoldsville Ridgway St. Marys Smethport and Syko Villa. Mitt Patrosky a native of Dubois earned a degree in Home economic and education at Pri. Late attorney Elton Carlson. Seneca area president and Mckean county sheriff l. W. Pendleton accepted the colors for the Agency. A luncheon concluded the meeting. The next meeting will be nov. 4 at the Holiday inn when Bradford chief Robert v. Zimmerman will be directors to meet oct. 22 in Emporium Emporium a approximately 126 school directors representing the 14 school districts in Mckean Cameron Elk and Potter counties will meet at the Cameron county High school in Emporium thursday oct. 22, at 8 . For the intermediate unit no. 9 convention. The purpose of the convention is to elect 13 school directors to serve on the intermediate unit Board. As of july i 1971, this Board will replace the county boards in the four counties and at that time become the official Board. The group will make dans for new and continued services of the four county superintendents of schools. Prior to july i 1971, the Board will select an intermediate unit director for area no. 9, determine the Headquarters for the unit and act on the recommendations of the executive director for an intermediate unit staff. Or. Kenneth Frantz will speak to the directors on the a functions of the intermediate or. Frantz is county superintendent of the Erie county schools and president of the Northwestern Region of county superintendents. Or. Richard Reuscher Secretary of the Elk county school Board will serve As chairman of the convention. Fall fatal Chester Floyd Welch 54, of Farwell working i the new River Bridge at Renovo fell 30 feet from the Bridge to the causeway fill below and was fatally Small game season opens saturday the first major surge in Pennsylvania Hunting activity starts with the opening of the Early Small game season on saturday oct. 17. Squirrel and grouse will be the Small game species that can be hunted on that Date. Seasons on most of the other Small game species open two weeks later. Oct. 17 also Marks the first Day of the Woodcock season the last of the migratory Bird seasons to open this fall. Hunters May take Woodcock from oct. 17 through dec. 19. Squirrels which for years have probably been the states most under harvested Small game species again seems to be in Good Supply this year. Sportsmen Are permitted to take six squirrels daily and May Harvest thirty in a year. The Overall grouse picture which had been at a cyclic Low for several years showed some Promise of recovery last fall and this years Supply seems to be at or above the 1969 level. The poconos which had the fewest Birds for a time showed a slight upturn last year and Early indications Are that the situation looks even better this year. Grouse Hunters Are permitted two per Day and ten per year. Woodcock should again provide exciting Hunting in the Keystone state this fall. There Are populations of local Birds the Normal migration of Timber doodles should be in full swing during the latter part of the month. The daily limit on Woodcock is five with a Possession limit often after the first Day of the season. Squirrel and grouse will be in season until nov. 28. An extended season for these two species will be held from dec. 26 through Jan. 16, 1971.set fall program scout leaders representing the headwaters District of the Elk lick Council met in the Park methodist Church in Coudersport tuesday evening to plan and prepare fall programs for cub and boy scouts. Instructors Dick Johnson and Howard Ower of port Allegany mrs. Donald Freenman of Ulysses and mrs. Roger Butler of Galeton presented material and ideas to cub masters weblog leaders and Den leaders. Roger Butler neighbourhood commissioner for Galeton instructed a boy scout round table on a year around camping builds a stronger troops a. The District committee under the direction of Frank Baxter finalized plans for a school night for scouting in november. Drawings us butted by the scouts Are being judged. The one receiving the most votes from the boys will become the official District Patch. The Winner will be notified by nov. 31. The Bucktail and gun club will Host a Turkey shoot for All registered boy scouts in the District on oct. 25 at 2 30 . Competition will be with .22 rifles and bows and arrows. The next District committee meeting is scheduled for tuesday nov. To at the Coudersport consistory. Phone classified ads to 887-5300 or 225-4721 mrs. Boyd Fitzsimmons was elected president of the Eldred Council of Republican women at monday nights meeting in the Borough rotary room. Mrs. Harold Childs was elected Secretary and treasurer. Mrs. William Siegel county president installed the officers. Mrs. William Cord Ner chairman of the nominating committee presented the slate of officers. Merle Dickinson Mckean county committeeman and rep. Vie Westerberg spoke on the candidates in the upcoming election. Mrs. Siegel reported on the annual state convention held in september in Harrisburg. She announced Mckean county Council will meet at noon nov. 7 at the Kane country club and the Bradford Council will hold its annual meeting oct. 28 at tee pen Hills club. Otto phone company extends its service the Otto Telephone co. Will initiate extended area service to Bradford idled and Rew on Friday at 12 01 . Subscribers of the Otto Telephone co. Should eliminate the a a in when dealing any number in those municipalities and dial just the seven digits of the number they wish to Call. All other Calls should be dialled using the number White Cane society Day today thursday is White Cane safety Day in Pennsylvania. The Day in set aside to remind the driving Public of tee provisions of tee White Cane Law which protects tee Blind pedestrian carrying a White Cane or being guided by a guide dog when he intends of Cross a Street or Highway at an intersection or Erosa walk. Port Allegany Man fatally Hurt when struck by car Olean n. Mckervey 59, of Dexter hollow Road port Allegany pa., was pronounced dead on arrival at Olean general Hospital sunday night. New York state police based in Allegany reported Mckervey who died of a multiple severe injuries a was struck about 8 50 . As he crossed route 16 in the town of Hinsdale. Operator of the southbound vehicle which allegedly skidded into the pedestrian was August Gloskey 39, of Scipio Center . The victim was born in port Allegany aug. 2,1911, son of Elijah and Mary Babcock Mckervey and was an employee of tee Penc Sylvania Highway a department. He was a Veteran of world War ii a member of the veterans of foreign wars Frank Burt Post of the american legion and the port Allegany Moose Lodge. Surviving Are two daughters mrs. Judy Wennerstrom of port Allegany and mrs. Joyce Kennedy of Erie two sons Gary of port Allegany and Kenneth Mckervey of the . Air Force Quot Wichita Kan. Six grandchildren and a brother Keith Mckervey of port Aile Gany. A funeral service will be held at a port Allegany funeral Home at 4 . Today thursday conducted by the Rev. J. Kenneth Soderquist pastor of Gethsemane lutheran Church. Burial win be in card Creek cemetery. Criminal court handles69 cases the september term of Mckean county criminal court was concluded last thursday following the wrap up of 68 cases according to District attorney James k. Angell. Pleas heard during tee final week sent two men to the Mckean county jail to serve their sentences and a third was committed to the Western diagnostic and classification Center in Pittsburgh. David Miller of Wilcox in Elk county will spend three to six months in the county jail and court costs after operating a vehicle without the consent of the owner. Frederick n. Knight of Little Genesee ., on a burglary and larceny charge was ordered to court costs and serve from six to 23 months in the county detention facility. Robert Reid of Bradford will spend from 12 to 24 months in the Pittsburgh Center following a charge of assault and Battery on a juvenile female. Two ases were discharged by the court. They were Norman Lavern Scott of Bradford obstructing an officer and the malicious mischief to personal property Case against Wayne and Franklin Reid both of Bradford. Settled prior to trial were the cases of alleged fornication and Bastardy against William Sapko and John l. Dennis both of Bradford. Gilbert Kennedy of Bradford was fined $200 and court costs for driving under the influence of alcohol and Frederick William Kelly of port Allegany on a second offence of driving without a License was Given a 30 Day suspended jail sentence and ordered to $100 Fine and costs. The jury was discharged on tuesday Angell noted. Relief costs show marked boost in Mckean county Harrisburg expenditures for Public assistance in Mckean county have increased markedly in comparison with a year ago climbing from a monthly $311,979 to $429,366, a just completed report by the state department of Public welfare indicated. The trend in Mckea bad weather gets cited for crashes Lantz Corners state police Here blamed bad Highway conditions late monday evening for two one vehicle mishaps which resulted in one minor injury being reported. Police said the first Accident took place at 10 25 . On route 6, one mile West of it. Jewett. Eugene Conant 46, of it. Jewett travelling West on route 6, lost control on the Slippery pavement veered off tee Highway and struck three Trees. No injury was reported. Damage was estimated at $600 to the Conant vehicle. The second Accident occurred an hour later on route 446, Farmers Valley. James e. Cos per 21, of re 3 Smethport lost control on tee wet Road ran into tee parking lot of the Quaker state service station and collided with a parked truck. Damage to the truck owned by Ronald r. Keniston of Emlenton was $400 damage and to cos per s vehicle. $300. A passenger in the Cosper vehicle 39 year old David Cosper was Cut i the face. County however is not unusual a not unusual that is in that Relief expenditures in general throughout the state have been on the upswing with All counties reporting Relief Cost hikes during the 12-month Span a breakdown shows Cash assistance Grants for Mckean county in May of this year latest month for which the department has final figures clearly shows the upswing trend with the out in Relief Cash climbing from $213,327 a year ago to a current $293,237. Vendor payments for medical assistance in the county climbed from $78,502 a year ago to $87,261, while the expenditure for burials dropped from $630 last year to $250 in the same month this year. Interestingly perhaps under the heading a county administration a a Cost of administering the program in Mckean county increased from $19,520 for the month a year ago to $49,118 for the same month this year. Looking at the meat of the Relief program in Mckean county a Cash assistance Grants a the $293,237 expenditure for the month leaks Down further As follows with the 1969 expenditure for tee month in parenthesis of age assistance a $21,154 $17,648 Blind pensions a $15,812 $18,951 Aid to dependent children a $196,140 $134,370 general assistance a $42,541 $30,167 Aid to usable $17,590 $13,191 Elk lick scout Republican women elect neldred

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