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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 17, 1968, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county9 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 17, 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 47 two Are eligible a Russell Reed of Derrick City loft will complot 25 years of service with Kendall refining co. Next sunday and be eligible for the concern s Quarter Century club. He is now in the production department. At right is Clifford d. Parker of Smethport who finished the same term with the company last sunday and is qualified for the club affiliation. He is in the production department. Smethport Board says no to demand for firing the Smethport area school Board monday night voted 5-2 against superintendent Harry Bowers request to fire Alan Freedman director of a federally financed education project at Smethport. The vote came after More than two hours of listening and questioning by the Board. Or. Freedman came Here in Mardi. He was hired by the school Board for one year at a salary of $12,000. Two weeks ago he was suspended by or. Bowers. The motion proposed by David Pytcher said or. Freedman would continue in his position until Jan. I with no loss of with the understanding that the radio project be completed by that Date. The radio project was to consist of a cultural and engineering studies of the four county Region. To determine the Best Type and location of equipment and facilities to identify educational and Community needs to be served by such a facility and to develop programs to satisfy these needs a according to or. Freedman. Or. Bowers said the original deadline Date for the study was july i. He said it a should have been a two or three month the deadline Date or. Bowers said was extended to sept. 15, at or. Freedman a request when it became obvious the earlier deadline be met. Or. Freedman said he was hampered in his Survey of area residents by or. Bowers insistence on the use of a a quite extensive he said the questionnaires required a minimum of 95 responses by each person interviewed. Altogether 1,000 questionnaires were filled out or. Freedman said. About 400 were done by area adults and the remaining 600 by Smethport area High school students. Probe of hit run mishap leads to woman a arrest investigation of an alleged hit and run motor vehicle Accident tuesday night of last week resulted in the arrest of Linda Dowell of main St., Smethport wednesday on two charges failure to Stop and Idem fit and for being an unlicensed operator. Information for the two summonses was lodged before Justice of the peace Emil Johnson of Smethport. According to chief e. Abbey Southwick who investigated and lodged the charges Tim Dowell car struck the unattended vehicle of Donald Morrison of it. Alton at 7 30 . Tuesday in water St. And continued on its Way without stopping. Damage to both vehicles was listed As $150 each. Sportsmen to meet the members of the Keating sportsmen a association will meet tonight at 7 30 in the Smethport elementary school. Paul Chubon president of the group urges All Farmers in the area attend due to the fact that the program will be of vital interest to them. A that meant i had to tabulate 100,000 responses a or. Freedman said. Or. Bowers contended that or. Freedman has not produced any useful information yet. A the has Only interviewed people a he said. Lack of Progress in the project appeared to be or. Bowers primary complaint. He and or. Freedman said the project was to include the Survey an engineering study and application to the Federal communications commission for a broadcast License. The two addressed the Board separately. Or. Freedman spoke first asking that or. Bowers leave the room. When or. Bowers returned to speak or. Freedman left the meeting and did not return until after the vote was taken. While or. Freedman said the superintendent had not cooperated with him in several ways or. Bowers countered that or. Freedman a has been doing a Lousy or. Pytcher suggested to or. Bowers that a you two As men could straighten this out Between then he made the motion to keep or. Freedman As project director. Or. Freedman told the Board he a can have the study finished by Jan. I providing i have adequate help and can work in an atmosphere without or. Bowers said after the vote that he would not feel justified in requesting further Federal funds to for a project that is not moving. A at the rate he a going he wont be done by next july i a or. Bowers said. Although or. Freedman a contract runs until next March the boards action provides for his retention until january. In other business William Brown chairman of the Board read a letter from the Pennsylvania state education association. The letter said findings of the a sea a rights and responsibilities committee in its inquiry into a grievance filed against the Bowers administration will be delivered to the Board wednesday. The grievance was filed by elementary school principal Hugh limn and the inquiry was held late in the summer. Board members accepted the resignation of mrs. Sharon Hudak As a teacher. The Board considered the possibility of sending a teacher abroad under the teacher Exchange program. Fred Zampogna High school principal was authorized to attend the Pennsylvania Assn. Of secondary schools workshop in Harrisburg oct. 27-29. Richard Wagno a teacher will attend the Pennsylvania learning resources Assn. Meeting in Hershey oct. 16-19, it also decided. Eugene Nolen will attend the National conference of teachers of math in Pittsburgh oct. 24-26. Or. Zampogna also was authorized to attend a computer workshop at Abington nov. 2. The Board approved hiring a teachers aide Susan Sharro at a wage of $250 a month. Cleon Mitchell a custodian was retained on a month to month basis. The Board also approved Purchase of a $2,464 video tape recorder. Cd session scheduled for tonight the Mckean county commissioners have been advised that the state Council of civil defense will conduct a conference at Holiday inn Bradford today thursday 7 30 to 10 30 ., including a refreshment break. The conference is on the subject of responsibilities of elected officials of political subdivision under existing Laws for civil defense with their respective subdivision. The program will be conducted by faculty members of the Pennsylvania state univer Misity and is no Only for elected officials but also for members of their staffs such As secretaries and police chiefs fire chiefs and local civil defense directors Floyd a. Irons Mckean county cd director announced. Richard Gerstell director of civil defense for Pennsylvania pointed out that the program will be devoted to a discussion of the emergency responsibilities of state county and local officials both elected and appointed. Some of the topics on schedule Are the nature of disasters disaster responsibilities what help is available the additional threat a nuclear weapons and evaluating the civil defense program. There is no fee and instructional materials Are provided without charge to participants. Para it Imam my i i i a Mem judge Willson is retiring or. Russell e. Larson Psi agriculture head will speak at Extension the prospects for Pennsylvania agriculture to years from now will be discussed by or. Russell e. Larson Dean of the Pennsylvania state University a College of agriculture tuesday evening oct. 22. The occasion will be the 52nd annual Mckean county Extension meeting. It will be in Smethport area Junior senior High school and will begin at 7 30 . Larry Stratton or. Of Smethport president of the agricultural Extension association says All interested persons a Urban and Rural a Are invited. Or. Larson was appointed Dean in 1963. He has taught horticulture and has directed Penn states Extension service. Tickets for the meeting May be obtained from the Extension office in the courthouse Smethport or from the following executive committee members Larry Stratton jr., or. And mrs. Charles Irons Hugh Fry Harry comes and James Mckean All of Smethport or. And mrs. Arthur Brown Lloyd Scherer and Paul Ostrander All of port Allegany Robert stack of Bradford Glenn Taylor of Ceres mrs. Hester Niver and mrs. Richard Johnson of Gifford or. And mrs. Arthur Lindquist and or. And mrs. Walter Clopp of Kane and mrs. George Stroup of Eldred. Pittsburgh in a letter to president Johnson thursday . District judge Joseph p. Willson formerly of Smethport pa., indicated he wishes to retire from regular Active service on the Bench. His letter to the president states a having reached 66 years of age on Jan. 7, 1968, and having 15 years Active service As a United states District judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania on july 24, 1968, 1 desire to retain my office but retire from regular Active service. A a thereafter i wish to assume the status of and be known and designated As a senior judge. In the expectation of performing such judicial duties which May be signed to me. A Federal regulations permit a judge upon completing specified service and reaching a certain age to elect a a senior status which keeps him on the judicial Rolls and on Call for special duties but relieves him of regular court work judge Willson was Bonn in Bath n.y., and came to Mckean county at the age of 2 with his parents. He was educated at Cazenovia Seminary near Syracuse and the University of Pennsylvania where he was Captain if the 1925 varsity football team. Judge Willson entered the University of Buffalo Law school in 1926 and received his degree in 1931. He returned to Smethport following graduation to practice Law. During his years in Smethport judge Willson was a Mem judge Joseph p. Willson Ber of the Pennsylvania state game commission and served several years As Republican party chairman for the county. He was named to the Federal Bench by president Dwight d. Eisenhower in 1953, succeeding the late judge Owen m. Bums of Erie. He was the first Mckean county resident to be named to the Federal Bench since the time of Frederick p. Schoonmaker of Bradford. On dec. If 1928, be married Lenora Sloan of Philadelphia in Philadelphia. The couple has two daughters mrs. Wayne k. Matter of Scotland pa., and mrs. Peter Babcock of new York City. Judge Willson plans to return to Smethport following his retirement to reside at the family Home at 706 King St. $65,000 a Gate is recorded in and area nearly $65,000 was collected to Date this year in recreation fees in Alleghany National Forest according to Ralph free Man Forest supervisor. This More than doubles last years receipts or. Freeman said. Allegheny National Forest led the other 15 regional forests in the Eastern . In recreation receipts said the supervisor. Sales of Golden Eagle passports annual permits costing $7.00, came to $22,509. Daily admission and user fees totalled $42,272. Receipts go to the land and water conservation fund established in 1965. Allocations from the fund Are made to states and territories to help them acquire and develop local and state Parks and recreation areas or. Freeman said. Fund Money is used also in acquisition of recreation lands in National forests and other wilderness areas he said. Entrance fees Are charged in six areas of Allegheny National Forest while 22 areas maintained by the Forest service Are available to the Public at no charge. Vehicle stolen in Pittsburgh found near Here a station Wagon stolen from a Pittsburgh Man was found on it. 6, i to Miles West of port Allegany tuesday morning. Russell Wells a Deputy of the Mckean county sheriff found the vehicle its front end rammed against an embankment. The station Wagon was garaged in Smethport awaiting the owners arrival. An area resident reported to the sheriffs department he had seen a Man 25-30 years old carrying a a Large Black suitcase and walking in the area just before the car was found. Section of route 321 is opened to traffic Kane a a Section of route 321, which joins route 59 at Klondike was opened last week to traffic. The open stretch extends from route 59 South for 7% Miles to a Point two Miles North of red Bridge. The Road was under construction two years. Port of seeks $16,485 a budget of $16,485 has been established for the 1969 port Allegany area United fund. Chest drive will open on monday the Smethport Community Chest drive for 1968, which will open next monday is striving to meet a minimum budget of $7,500. The Chest has had difficulty in raising the monay it needs for the past two years and Tho directors feel that Tho organization will to forced to disband unless the response is More Liberal than it has Baan in the past. The reason for failure to reach previous quotas has been the fact that 70 per cent of the donations have been a Token contribution of $5.00 or less. A Check of other nearby towns shows that Only 25 per cent of their donors give $5 or less. When one considers the number of Egon cios that Roc Aiva funds from the Community Cost it is easily seen that a Small contribution of $5, or loss loaves very Little for tech organization. The directors therefore ask you to be As Liberal As possible during this drive. There is so much at stake and certainly no one wants to see the Community Chest abandoned. Elevon agencies Are involved. Many of them Are youth movements. Almost All other chests estimate that one hour s per month is Tho fair share for a contributor. Therefore the officers and directors of the Smethport Community Chest Hope everyone will contribute generously during the 1969 Campaign. Individual contributors can help make sure that the budget quota of $7,500 can be raised in order that the work of the la participating agencies May be continued. Contributions May be made in one sum quarterly or monthly. The vitally important thing is to give generously. County okays liquid fuels tax payments the Mckean county commissioners monday authorized payments from the county liquid fuels tax fund to the Borough of Kane and Liberty twp. Kane will get $4,000, and Liberty township $3,887. The allocations will be used by the two districts toward paying for Road construction projects already completed. The commissioners approved a request from Ceres township for $3,728 next year from the fuels tax fund. The amount will be paid upon completion of the townships 1969 Road work. Today the commissioners will attend a meeting of the Northwest District county commissioners association at Franklin. Russell Weston chairman of Mckean county commissioners and president of the state county commissioners association will conduct an election of officers. A a Job Well done Quot a the closing of a congressional session is always a Tim Whan the floor Leader gives credit to those who have helped him. This session was no exception. Pictured above is House minority Leader Gerald a. Ford congratulating congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport for a Job Well Don. Congressmen Ford pointed out that or. Johnson in his role As assistant floor Leader in charge of the consent Calendar and also As regional whip for Tho states of Pennsylvania new Jersey and Delaware has greatly lightened the Burden of or. Ford is the Leader of the Republican Side. Congressman Ford also congratulated or. Johnson on his outstanding attendance record. He pointed out that during the second session of the 90th Congress congressman Johnson had an attendance record of 95.6%, one of the highest of any member of Congress. With the adjournment of Congress or. Johnson said he will return to the 23rd District of Pennsylvania and Campaign for reelection. Garber Heads county group for Nixon Agnew Murray r. Garber a Bradford attorney has been appointed chairman of the Mckean county United citizens for Nixon Agnew. Also appointed were mrs. A Quot a r. Mccloud of Bradford vice chairman . My common of Bradford treasurer and Guy Colella of Bradford publicity director. John . Eisenhower state chairman made the appointments. Or. Garber is very Active in the United fund flood control authority Mckean county planning commission and the Carnegie Library committee. Mrs. Mccloud is a housewife and works in the pc a Myca and to. Or. Mccommon an attorney serves on several civic committees and or. Colella works with the March of dimes Campaign and hire the handicapped. He is employed in the advertising department of the Bradford Era. County so assessed valuation has run Well below state average sum Harrisburg Mckean county consistently Over the past six years has been below the state average in the percentage of assessed valuation of taxable property in the county to so called Market value records of the state tax equalization Board indicated wednesday. The Market values certified each year by the state tax Board Are used As the base for state reimbursement to local school districts for example the state tax equalization Board in its certification issued in july for the past year lists the average percentage of assessed valuation to Market value for Mckean county with five school districts As 29.3 percent a As compared with the statewide average of 42.9 percent. The Market value certified by the Board for the county for 1967 was $166,518,000. Within the space of the six year period the Market value for the county has fluctuated along with the percentage of assessed valuation to Market value As follows in 1962 Mckean county a Market value was certified As $174,219,000 with the assessed valuation to Market value for the county of 29.3 percent As against the statewide percentage that year of 43.3 percent. The following year 1953 saw Market value certification drop to $173,266,000 for the county for a percentage score of 29.2 43.2 statewide. In 1964 the county a certified Market value dropped to $169,887,000, with the percentage of assessed valuation to Market value resting at 29.3 for the county versus the statewide average that year of 43.1 percent. By 1965 the county Market value had dropped to $167,999,000 at 29.4 percent statewide average that year 43.2 percent and by 1966 the Market value dropped to $166,444,000, with a percentile figure for the county of 29.3 As compared with the state average of 42.9 a and against the certification for Ute past year of $166,518,000 with an assessed valuation to Market value for the county of 29.3 percent. Why the changes various factors influence this such As properties going on or off the tax Rolls annexations and mergers changing local economic Condi Lions and adjustment for other new data according to the Board. Need discussed for Reservoir boating rules Kane a several state and local officials met with rep. Victor j. Westerberg recently to discuss the need for regulations concerning boating on the Allegheny Reservoir. The men who reviewed the question with rep. Westerberg were Paul Martin of the Pennsylvania fish commission Frank r. Lange of Sharpsville a member of the Pennsylvania boating division of the fish commission Wilber Williams Waterways chairman from Mckean county and George Jones Waterways patrolman from War Ren county. The purpose of the meeting was to give the boat commission an adequate background to discuss what regulations Are necessary for the safety and convenience of the Public. Gop women to meet the Eldred chapter of the Mckean county Republican women a Council will hold a Public meeting monday at 8 . In Eldred Borough elementary school. State senator Richard Frame and assemblyman Victor Westerberg Are listed among the speakers. The meeting will be conducted by mrs. Raymond Curtis president of the group. Ask committee elected for Mckean county results of the recent election of county and Community committeemen for the Mckean county agricultural stabilization and conservation service was announced by Arthur Brown chairman of the Mckean county ask committee. The following is the list of county and Community committeemen who will serve for 1969 county committee chairman Arthur Brown pm Allegany vice chairman Arthur Lindquist Kane regular member Robert stack Bradford first alternate Walter Farrell Bradford second alternate Charles Irons Smethport. Smethport Community chairman James Mckean vice chairman Charles Irons regular member Lawrence Stratton All of Smethport first alternate Nate Faes Crosby second alternate David Rumsey Smethport. Ceres committee chairman Glenn m. Taylor vice chairman Ronald Worden regular member Calvin b. Bell first alternate Frank w. King second alternate Vincent Matthews All of Ceres n. Y. Port Allegany Community chairman Paul Ostrander vice chairman William Ostrander regular member Orton Kinney All of port Allegany first alternate Dan Crowley second alternate Ray Dillenbeck both of Turtle Point. Bradford Community chairman Walter Farrell Bradford vice chairman Charles notes Lewis run regular member Edward e. Bolin Bradford first alternate James e. Of Mara Bradford second alternate Neil Hoffmier Lewis run. Kane Community chairman George Lindquist vice chairman Francis Detrick regular member Gerald Ackley first alternate David Peterson second alternate Paul r. Hoffman All of Kane. Ask county and Community Farmer committeemen Are in charge of local administration of such National farm programs As the agricultural conservation program the feed Grain program the voluntary wheat program the National Wool program conservation Reserve program cropland adjustment program and Price support program. The ass office in Smethport is Headquarters for the Mckean county ask Committer

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