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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 22, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the Conn to seat of Mckean county Kean county Democrat Quot Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century or service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday october 22, 1964 terms�?14.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 43 births deaths in county in first Quarter decline Harrisburg a Mckean county births in the first Quarter of the year were on the decline As compared with the same period last year. A report by the state department of health shows the number of births in Mckean county during the three month period totalled 187 As compared with voting figures nov. 3 compared to other years records of the Mckean county Board of elections show the following Reca nitration of registered voters for the forthcoming presidential election on nov. 3 and for seven previous comparable years in Mckean county 1944 Johnson Gold water Republican 15,841 democratic 7,389 1940 Kennedy Nixon Republican 17,127 democratic 7,183 19s4 Eisenhower Stevenson Republican 17,677 democratic 5,750 19s2 Eisenhower Stevenson Republican 18,430 democratic 5,480 1940 Truman Dewey Republican 15,017 democratic a 4,762 1944 Roosevelt Dewey Republican 16,628 democratic 4,873 1940 Roosevelt Winkle Republican 20,335 democratic a 7,925 1934 Roosevelt Landen Republican 19,205 democratic 7,460 Drugg ordered held for county grand jury term a Bradford Richard Drugg of Roberts St. Was Given a preliminary hearing before Alderman Carroll Clayton tuesday afternoon after pleading not guilty. He was ordered held for the next grand jury in Mckean county criminal court and was released on $1,000 bail. Drugg had been arrested by City police on a warrant charging manslaughter in the death of Lee Elmer Foster 50, of 19 n. Center St. Witnesses at tuesdays hearing included or. Paul Kolisch pathologist at Bradford Hospital Gale Hollenbeck Mckean county Coroner and assistant police chief John n. Woodley. Also appearing were Eugene Munday jr., mrs. Milford Potter mrs. Ida Kline Irene godding mrs. Iretta Case and John w. Stonebraker jr., All of whom were at the italian americanization society clubroom on sept. 28 when the altercations took place Between or. Drugg and the late or. Foster. A coroners jury subsequently found that during the alleged altercations Drugg caused in bes which resulted in the the of or. Foster. 217 births in the county last year at the same time. The current birth rate for the county stands at 13.8 per 1000 population Down from a rate of 15.9 a year earlier. Deaths dropped from 179 during the Quarter in 1963 to 153 for the current year bringing the present death rate for the county to 11.3 per 1000 population. Leading cause of death in the county continues to be heart disease which during the Jan uary March period took the lives of 66 county residents. Other leading causes of death in the county during the Quarter included vascular lesions affecting the Central nervous system 22 deaths malignant Neoplasms 16 general arteriosclerosis la diabetes mellitus five pneumonia and influenza four cirrhosis of the liver two motor vehicle accidents two accidents other than motor vehicle one tuberculosis one nephritis one other causes 22. Higher Tower wider service for school to University Park application for additional Tower height for educational television station a Psi to Channel 3, now under construction has been approved by the Federal aviation Agency and the Federal communications commission. The action is regarded As Assurance of better service to the 22 Central Pennsylvania counties which will receive coverage from the station. The application was filed with both agencies Early in 1964, shortly after the initial construction permit was granted by the acc. The original authorization was for Overall Tower and Antenna High of 274 feet. The height will be almost doubled at 539 feet. According to engineering reports the effect of additional Tower height at the transmitter seven Miles North of Clearfield is comparable to doubling the Power output of the station. The authorized radiated Power is 100,000 Watts maximum permitted on Channel 3. With the new height the class b coverage of the station to be operated by Pennsylvania state University is extended to the Northern Border of Pennsylvania. Gubernatorial Guffaw Pennsylvania la gov. Roy mond p. Shafer second from left was in High Geed humor at tuesday dinner meeting of the tri county Borough association at Valley Hunt club attended by too persons. Pictured with him Are Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer Albert Montecalvo Lewis run mayor and association president and Julius j. Doriguzzi Lewis run Borough Council president. Or. Shafer who discussed local and state government was introduced by District attorney William f. Potter. Photo of by. Forrest Stewart judge seeks argument in voting c ase of Hebda Bradford and Warren which would have been in a fringe reception area had not additional Tower height been granted now Are in class b coverage area. North Penn Gas directors named port Allegany Stock-1 holders of the North Penn Gas co., have named the following directors Jack Gaddess of this Borough chairman of the Board Franklin b. Gilmore of port Allegany president of the concern Howard Herger of this Community president of Pierce Glass co. Paul d. Japp of Cincinnati vice president of the Philip Carey manufacturing co. John f. Power of new York City general partner Eastman Dillon Union securities amp co. Henry p. Hoffstot jr., of Pittsburgh partner Law firm of Reed Smith Shaw amp Mcclay and Clyde w Bailey of Wellsboro president of Evans Auto co. Handicapped Able to join in civil service testing the Pennsylvania civil service commission has found that abilities rank above disabilities in evaluating the qualifications of handicapped men and women who seek civil service employment. The statement was made by John a. M. Mccarthy state civil service commissioner and a member of the governors committee on employment of the handicapped. Regular established procedures enable the handicapped to participate in civil service tests under the Best possible conditions. Special arrangements Are provided for candidates who require them and individual attention and consideration Are Given to accommodate the applicants impairment. For example Blind applicant have special proctors to ret j tests and Mark their responses. Persons with hearing problems receive written instructions designed to clarify test procedures. Interpreters Are permitted to assist applicants with speech difficulties. To compensate for physical limitations All examinees Are granted extra time to Complete civil service tests. The state civil service commission and the Bureau of rehabilitation work together in i making available resources to Aid the handicapped in preparing for a vocation. These cooperative efforts have resulted in the use of hitherto unrecognized skills which when developed and put to use have Lead to rewarding work experi-1 fences for the physically handicapped. I Daylight saving to end sunday it will be time to go Beck on Eastern Standard time next sunday at 2 . Don t forget to turn All of your timepieces including roosters Back an hour before retiring saturday night. Thus you will regain that hour of sleep you lost on the last sunday in april when Daylight saving time started Waring to attend initial Reservoir Council meeting Phillip Waring director of the Mckean county planning commission monday was authorized to attend the initial meeting of the Allegheny Reservoir advisory Council nov. 6 at upper Darby. Or. Waring was appointed As the county a representative to the newly formed Council by the Mckean county commissioners. Richard f. Droege regional forester informed officials Here that among the priority topics for review and action at the session next month will include the role of the Reservoir in the regional recreation program consideration of action needed to develop the master plan and methods to be used to obtain its Start the interim plan of recreation use for the first five years of Reservoir operation. And proposed rules of conduct governing use and occupancy of the Reservoir. The october grand jury has filed a report with judge Glenn e. Mencer and the Mckean county commissioners regarding its inspection of county buildings. The report said in part a we find the county buildings in Superior order and repair. County officials and administrators of the county jail and the county Home Are to be commended for the excellence of their work in the maintenance of these also praised was the condition of the courthouse and grounds. The commissioners were invited to attend the first fall meeting of the Mckean county civil defense Council to be held Here wednesday evening. A report will be Given on monitoring stations in the area. Payment was authorized at $3 each for care of 13 Graves of veterans at Lewis Hill cemetery port Allegany and seven Graves at it. Nebo cemetery it. Jewett. State award the Mckean county unit it the american cancer society walked away with several laurels at the recent state meeting. Among the awards was the one being received by or. E. J. Roche right president it the county unit for Mckean having reached the highest per capita contribution in counties under 100,001 population. The presentation was made by Harry s. Anderson of Waynesburg member of the division crusade standing committee. A a a a a a a a Chest drive starts nov. 16 $6500 budget the 27th annual fund drive of Smethport Community Chest inc., with a budget of $6,500 for the Benefit of ten participating organizations is scheduled for nov. 16-21. Herbert w. Johnson was named Campaign chairman during a meeting of the Board of directors of the Chest last week. The $6,500 budget for 1965 will be allocated As follows memorial recreation Center. $1,500 school patrol. 200 Little league. 300 boy scouts. 1,000 girl scouts. 1,000 Smethport fire department. 600 student Council. Too county society for crippled children 1,200 Ridgway area psychiatric Center. 150 muscular dystrophy Assn. Of America. 200 contingent fund. 250 total $6,500 Makoui cancer society peas of Cuilty receives 2 state awards entered by three it. Jewett men Mckean county solicitor e. G. Potter informed the county commissioners monday morning that judge John a. Cherry of Clearfield has requested an argument in the Henry a. Heb old re 59 open to Warren Casey Bridge is not Ray Garvin manager of the Mckean county motor club last week reported that the old route 59, to Warren by Way of Marshburn Cornplanter and Kinzua is open. This was in reply to Many inquiries to the motor club As to the availability of the Road. He also added that despite reports the Casey Bridge the Structure that will Cross the Kinzua Valley River has not been opened nor will it be until possibly later this month. Neither approaches to the Structure nor guard rails have been completed. For those wishing to see Casey Bridge or. Garvin advised that they May drive to within 500 feet of it from the Warren Side. Leaving from the Western Side motorists would have to travel across the new devils Elbow Bridge opened earlier then turn Back and travel the Western end. The Road from Kinzua he warned is a dirt Road and rather rough. The Klondike Road is presently under construction with contractors widening the Road and also digging ditches. The new fill on the Road top said or. Garvin is a rough and very the route was not recommended for use at the present time. He said that the newly relocated route 59 is Only completed to the rim Rock recreation area and that the Road to Jakes rocks from Kinzua is still closed from the Bradford Side. However it is open from the Warren Side. Stanton Funk District Engineer of the Clearfield office of the Pennsylvania highways department or. Garvin said has announced that when the new Casey Bridge is opened it will not be paved. It will have Only a base and Sand for the Winter. Black Topping said or. Funk will be done next Spring. The stretch from rim Rock recreation area to Casey Bridge is approximately three Miles. A voter registration Case. Judge Cherry has notified attorneys that he will hear arguments Here at 9 . Saturday when briefs in the action Are to be filed. A transcript of testimony presented at a hearing conducted by the Clearfield Jurist on sept. 30 and oct. I has been forwarded to judge Cherry. At the conclusion of the recent hearing he informed the litigants that he expected to Render a decision in the Case prior to the election nov. 3 however if this was impossible he stated he would Issue a supersedes that would Grant temporary voting privileges to the Appellant until the proceeding is finally determined. At Issue is the residence of or. Hebda Mckean county democratic committee chairman. His registration in Kane Borough was revoked several weeks ago by the registration commission which found that he lived in Jones township Elk county about five Miles from Kane. Or. Hebda who is represented by attorney Norbert Powell of Johnsonburg contended that he resided at a Chase St. Apartment in Kane a second Ward and that the Jones township location was his summer Home. He appealed the decision of the registration commission to county court and judge Cherry was assigned to hear the Case after county judge Glenn e. Mencer disqualified himself. The Mckean county cancer i attending from the county society received two awards at group were or. Roche or. And the meeting of the Pennsylvania chs or Edwards i division of the american cancer e Wum Arth. And mrs. Louise society held at Hershey last mix. Week. Accepted by or. Edward j. Roche jr., past president of the county society were two awards. One was for achieving the greatest increase in per capita giving 50.6 cents Over the previous year in counties under 100,000 population and the second was for achieving the greatest percentage of memorial gifts 25.1 percent in relation to their assigned crusade quota. Cameron honoured also receiving recognition in counties under 100,000 population was the Cameron county cancer society. Mrs. Donald Mclean Emporium president accepted a plaque for achieving the greatest increase in capita giving <4.8 cent was accompanied to the meet i ing by mrs. George Herrold i Cameron county Secretary. Family weekly editor Arden Eidell of new York a son of or. And mrs. Thorold Eidell of Kane has been named managing editor of family weekly a Magazine supplement which appears with a Large number of sunday newspapers. Or. Eidell a Kane High school graduate in 1946, is a former state editor of the William port grit. Civil service exams the state civil service commission will hold examinations on nov. 18 for attendants at Warren state Hospital and five other state institutions. Both men and women May apply but male attendants Are especially needed. Sgt. Bamat promoted transferred to Butler Harrisburg a. Col. E. Wilson Purdy Friday announced the following state police promotions and transfers effective oct. 29 sgt. Robert f. Bamat troop a Punxsutawney formerly of Kane to first sergeant and transferred from Ridgway to troop a Butler. Cpl. Thomas j. Hillenbrand troop a Punxsutawney to sergeant and transferred to troop c., trooper Matthew e. Hunt now at detective Bureau regimental Headquarters in Harrisburg. Weston is elected to District office Russell j. Weston of it. Jewett a Mckean county commissioner was elected vice president for 1965 of the Northwestern Pennsylvania District county commissioners association at a meeting held at the Cameron county court House in Emporium tuesday of last week. The District comprises 14 counties in Northwestern Pennsylvania. District veterans affairs officers hold meeting Western District directors of the department of veterans affairs met last Friday in the Mckean county court House in Smethport. William Karns of Warren vice president of the group conducted the business sessions. Luncheon was served at the Fulton House for 28 persons from the 24-county District. Daniel Shaub state service officer of the department of military affairs office in Harrisburg and Richard d. Cercone adjutant general a service officer from the veterans administration in Pittsburgh attended the meeting. B. K. Connelly Mckean county a director of veterans affairs was the Host. Three it. Jewett men entered guilty pleas in special pleas court of Mckean county wednesday of last week to being an accessory after the fact of larceny of the rotating Beacon on the it. Jewett police car. Pleading guilty were Robert Jeffords 18 John Moffett 19, and Paul i Robison 22. Judge Glenn e. Mencer fined each defendant $100 and placed them on one year probation. They were also assessed payment of one third each of prosecution costs and one third each of Cost for restitution to the Borough of it. Jewett. Miss Phyllis j. Paulson of 165 main St., Bradford pleaded guilty to attempted arson and was sentenced to serve three Calendar months in the county jail. She allegedly set fire to the mattress in her apartment. Craig i. Watson 16, of Coudersport pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an Accident and was fined $200 and placed on probation for one year. Or. Herbert w. Patton of port Allegany re 2, appealed an illegal pass on the Highway but was found guilty and a Fine of $10 plus costs was imposed. Christmas ideas the annual Mckean county Christmas idea meeting sponsored by the county Extension services will be held next tuesday i . To 8 ., in the Smethport methodist Church basement. Homemakers will be present to explain displays and cookies and sandwiches will be served at a Buffet table. Door prizes will be awarded. October class of consistory has 89 members water shutoff faces residents of Hazel Hurst All customers serviced by the Hazel Hurst water co. Are faced with a Complete water shut off for at least the next two weeks according to Wardloe Wilcox state sanitarian. Or. Wilcox said the water level at the Hazel Hurst Reservoir has been steadly declining for the past two or three weeks and has now reached a Point where the water is not fit for consumption. Consequently the water company has completely shut off the water Supply while the Reservoir is being cleaned out. Or. Wilcox cautioned All Hazel Hurst residents to boil any water they Are carrying into Homes for drinking unless they know the source has been tested and approved. He said that the Only approved water in the immediate area is from the Spring at Roadside rest on route 6 Between Hazel Hurst and Smethport. Leaders of cop the october class at Coudersport consistory has 89 Mem a a t i of a ,a" action unit flan of Wilbert e. Mckight of Rural Valley Long prominent in the scottish rite masonic fraternity. Meeting tonight officers of the class Are president Gunnard e. Benson of Tionesta. Vice president a Charles a. Bonner or. Of Ford City. Secretary Keith e. Hey Sham of Nelson. Oratory Robert n. Farquhar son of Bradford. Mckean county residents who were members of the consistory class in addition to the orator Are Richard m. Frame of Bradford Paul r. Mellander of it. Jewett and Francis l. Wolfe of Custer City. It has been announced that the Coudersport consistory has Over 9,000 members. The action unit leaders of the Mckean county Republican committee will hold a special meeting tonight in Smethport following the regular Republican county committee session scheduled for 8 . In the court House. Murray r. Garber Bradford attorney is action committee chairman and announced tuesday the change of his group s meeting from the Republican Headquarters 136 main St., Bradford formerly 18 main St., to Smethport. Merle e. Dickinson of Smethport county gop committee chairman will speak at both sessions it was reported. 5 caseworkers approved by county Relief Board Ridgway Plant to Start the Weyerhaeuser co., which bought the big Elliott Plant in Ridgway will employ about 65 persons when it starts production of Hardwood lumber and i veneer in la near future. Plan vocational Center assemblymen Erwin l. Murray of Cameron county and William Frenwick of Elk county propose conversion of the Idle que Hanna Industrial Complex into a giant vocational and technical education Center. Five caseworkers applications for Mckean county were approved by the Board of the county Public assistance at its monthly meeting held at the Boylston St. Offices thursday morning. The quintet will be Given a six week schooling and if acceptable at the end of that period will be assigned to fill current vacancies. It was pointed out by the Board that additional caseworkers Are needed and applications Are now being accepted by mrs. Elizabeth Dro Zeski executive director. The Agenda reviewed and acted upon was la approving of increments for five current employees discussing of the medical program and approval of structural office changes As recommended by the state. The caseload for Mckean county has dropped 110 cases and 298 persons since october i of 1963. The october report shows 1,332 cases covering 2,954 persons on the Rolls while in october of 1963 the caseload was 1,442 cases for 3.252 persons. Board members attending were chairman Walter r. Peoria Charles o Conaway William l. Branch John w. Bryner miss Ruth Stewart. Frederick r. Sica and Charles Boller or

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