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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 29, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday october 29, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy Loe no. 44 no objections to school plan c. F. Feit superintendent of Mckean county schools monday announced the approval of the Mckean county plan of administrative units. This was made known in a negligence is ruled in death of Bradford girl Bradford a a coroners jury wednesday evening of last week returned a verdict of criminal negligence in the death of Kathy Ann Cutlip seven who died As the result of an automobile Accident on oct. 7. Arthur m. Dort of 1184 w. Washington St. Was named by the jury As being a criminally responsible a for the death of the Little girl. The verdict returned by the six Man jury read a a. Death of Kathy Ann Cutlip was due to a fractured neck resulting from being hit by a dark late Model Cadillac owned and operated by Arthur Dort. The said Arthur Dort was criminally responsible for the death of Kathy Ann Cutlip due to the grossly negligent manner in which the car was operated at the said time and place stated above 5 10 ., oct. 7 a Mckean county Coroner Gale f. Hollenbeck conducted the inquest in the municipal building with testimony presented by 13 witnesses. Only one witness testified to having seen the Accident at the time it occurred. Neil d. Van Dyke of 899 w. Washington St. Told the jury that he was driving about too Yards behind a Black Cadillac that evening. He first noticed that the Driver ahead of him had trouble negotiating his automobile Between a stretch of Road where cars were parked on both sides. At the moment of the Accident or. Vandyke testified that he observed the Driver a crowding the Edge of the Road Quot and saw him narrowly miss a child by inches this was Diane Cutlip to who was with her sister at the time of the Accident. He then a saw an object flying through the air a and realized moments later that it was a child a body. He also testified that the Black Cadillac did not Stop at the scene but proceeded on. Or. Vandyke pulled his car into a driveway and gave assistance after sending a boy to Call for an ambulance. Only one witness positively identified or. Dort As operating his vehicle in the immediate area at about the time the death occurred. This was George 0. Tiffany of 247 w. Corydon St. Who said he saw or. Dort drive by As he was descending the Steps in front of his Home. He said the car was proceeding at a Normal rate of Speed and the Only unusual thing he noticed was or. Dort a appeared to be shaking his notification sent to members of the county Board secretaries of Mckean county boards of school directors and to chief school administrators by or. Feit upon receipt of word from the Bureau of school District organization at Harrisburg that no petition had been filed by aggrieved districts. In his notification to the school officials or. Feit stated that the county plan As required by act 299 of the 1963 general Assembly had been approved in form submitted by the Council of Basic education on sept. 9. A 30-Day waiting period followed the approval and in this period appeals could be filed by aggrieved districts. The time has elapsed and the Bureau of school District organization informed the Mckean county head that a no petition had been taken and therefore the county plan has been officially and finally the plan As announced Early in september reduces the existing 16 districts to five administrative units. The administrative units which become effective mandated for not later july i 1966, Are Bradford area unit in Bradford City Lewis run Borough. Bradford Foster Lafayette and Corydon townships Otto eld red area unit 2�?Eldred Borough Eldred and Otto townships and Western Ceres Independent District. Port Allegany Union unit Japort Allegany Union school District Smethport area unit 4 a Smethport Union and Hamlin and Keating townships Kane area Union area 5 t Ane area Union school District. Cala Parade on halloween in Smethport the annual Smethport area halloween Parade sponsored by the rotary and Lions clubs is scheduled for 6 Saturday. The Parade will form near the colonial hotel in these divisions Junior High school band a colonial hotel parking lot will Lead Parade. Group i pre school children a King St., Between Mechanic and Union. Group 2, grades i amp 2�?on King St. Sidewalk Between Mechanic and Union. Group 3, grades 3 amp 4�?King, Between Mechanic and Hill. Group 4, grades 5 amp 6�?King St. Sidewalk Between Mechanic and Hill. Group 5, Junior senior High and adults Mechanic St., Between King amp Green. The senior High school band will be organized on Green St., adjacent to Mechanic. Costume judges will be mrs. E. E. Bouton mrs. John bos Wick Kenneth Daugherty mrs. A. Z. Hileman or. And mrs. Ralph w. Herzog or. And mrs. William Thomas and or. And mrs. Wallace Anderson. Lawrence f. Bruner will announce Parade winners in front of the court House and treats will be distributed to All in costume by Clifford Lundgren. All residents of the Smethport area Are invited to participate in the Parade. In Case of rain participants will rally in the auditorium of the Smethport elementary school on w. King St. Smethport firm files $485 bid for timbering Harrisburg a the state department of forests and Waters has received a bid of $485 for timbering on 99 acres in Gibson and Grove townships in Elk state Forest in Cameron county. This bid submitted by Glen Mcdowell and son of Smethport was the Only one received for the project. A total of 647 Trees had been marked for cutting estimated to yield 98,000 Board feet of lumber. A minimum of $420 had been placed upon any bids for the project that would be considered by the department for contract award. Another Elk state Forest timbering project in Cameron county up for bidding at the same time failed to attract any bidder the department said. This project was for cutting on 190 acres in lumber township. The department had marked 696 Trees for cutting. It estimated a production of 123,000 Board feet of lumber. A minimum of $530 had been placed on bids that would be considered for contract award for this project. Mental health meet in Bradford tonight the Mckean county mental health association will meet at 7 30 of clock tonight in the South ave. Branch of producers Bank and Trust co., with Katherine Dorfeld social worker at the Ridgway psychiatric clinic in Coudersport discussing a social vent any recurrence of the Blaze workers primary function with the clinic and Potter county. Rep. Johnson reports no Campaign outlay Washington . A reelection report on Campaign receipts and expenses has been filed by the clerk of the House by rep. Albert w. Johnson a a. He listed no receipts or disbursements. This it was pointed out indicates that or. Johnson a Campaign financing like that of Many other congressional candidates is being handled through Campaign committees which Are not required to report to the House. Only Money received and spent personally by the candidate must be reported to the clerk. Firemen Battle Woodland Blaze the Hilltop Volunteer fire department battled a Woodland fire for a period of four hours tuesday in the Guffey area where approximately three acres were destroyed. Twenty firemen responded to the alarm and several remained at the scene in order to Preny r in the dry Timber area. County recreation needs pointed out by planners a Park in the Eastern portion of Mckean county would a take some of the Load from other facilities during Rush periods according to a recreation Survey made by the county planning commission. A Section of at least too acres could accommodate the overflow from Kinzua Bridge Park and the Allegheny National Forest areas when they Are being utilized to capacity. The planners found these needs of recreational facilities to meet minimum requirements of the population Bradford Section. 83 More acres of playgrounds. Play Fields and Large Parks Eldred area 2.8 acres Kane area 11.5 acres it. Jewett area 1.8 acres of play pro and and port Allegany 3.3 a res. I purpose of the study was develop an understanding of the present and future status of recreation in the area in order to guide the recreational use of land in Mckean county by All Public and private developers. Estimates of the recreational potential of the county involving the Kinzua dam Reservoir and the and project an increase of More than 2,000,000 visitors by 1966. The report pointed out that within a 130-mile Radium of the Allegheny Reservoir is a population of More than 11,000,000 persons. This figure which includes the Buffalo Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas is estimated to increase to 14,000,000 by 1975. It noted that new Highway construction and improvements should significantly boost the number of tourists to enter mete real county. Two car mishaps probed by state police in county state police of the Kane station investigated two accidents saturday on route 6. Cars operated by Lloyd Carver 20, of Beaver Falls and Gary e. Win Sor of it. Jewett collided in a passing mishap at 4 15 No injuries were reported in the mishap near it. Jewett. At 10 30 ., David Barth 18, of port Allegany swerved to avoid a Deer but struck the animal and overturned in a ditch. The Driver and his passengers escaped injury Acord ing to troopers. The mishap occurred near port Allegany. Taverns closed until hour after polls shut liquor retail places cannot open election Day nov. 3, until one hour after the polls close the state liquor control Board said tuesday. The state liquor store will not be open on election Day. Polls close at 8 Faull Heads group William l. Fault or. Of the Hardes lumber corp., which operates a Mill at Lantz Corners is chairman of the Pennsylvania Forest industries committee. Or. Faull also is serving on the National Council of the american Forest products industries. Of. 219 hearing set for nov. 19 the Public hearing on relocation of route 219 has been slated for nov. If at to . In the National guard armory in Bradford according to an announcement made tuesday by Henry d. Harrah Secretary of highways. The purpose of the hearing a is to determine the economic Ettelt on various communities affected by the construction of legislative route 42039 or traffic route 219, in Bradford township and Tho City of Bradford.0 Eldred attorney named sheriffs office solicitor sheriff Leslie w. Tom Pendleton of Mckean county announced on tuesday that attorney George b. Angell of Eldred has been appointed solicitor of his office. Or. Angell graduated from Temple Law school in August 1961, and also attended Lafayette College in Easton. After graduation he worked As court crier to judge William h. Kirkpatrick senior . District judge . District court Philadelphia. From 1969-1962. Later he served As Law clerk to judge Ralph c. Body of the same District court continuing in that association until january 1964, at which time he set up Law practice in Eldred in offices vacated by judge Glenn e. Mencer. Presently he is also Borough solicitor for Eldred and for the first National Bank of Eldred. A Veteran of 18 months service with the armoured infantry battalion in Nunberg Germany or. Angell is married and resides with his wife Marie and sons Fred and Kenyon in Eldred. Benefit dinner sunday a roast beef dinner for the Benefit of the fire pumper fund of the Norwich twp. Volunteer fire dept will be served sunday starting at 12 30 And continuing until All Are served at the Crosby Grange Hall. The dinner is sponsored by the auxiliary of the fire department. 1965 feed Grain program to stay same As present minimum maximum acreage diversion under 1965 feed Grain program will be the same As it was in 1964, according to Arthur Brown chairman agricultural stabilization and conservation county committee. The minimum diversion for participation will be 20 percent of the feed Grain base while the maximum will be 50 percent of the base or 25 acres whichever is larger. Or. Brown explained that the diverted acreage announcement has been made Early in order to help Farmers particularly Winter wheat producers in making plans for the 1965 production season. Mencer stresses role of county a minor judiciary a this county can be rightly proud of its magistrates and constables a judge Glenn e. Mencer told 31 members of the Mckean county Squires and constables association at a meeting tuesday night in Bradford National Bank. Stressing the importance of the role the magistrate plays in the administration of Justice judge Mencer said a the Public a respect for Law and order often is dependent upon the fair treatment it experiences in having its rights determined in the magistrates the Mckean county Jurist outlined the procedure of setting bail. A the magistrate should consider the seriousness of the offence the stability of the person accused the financial resources or the Lack of same the defendent May have and the reasonable expectation that the accused May abscond a he said. A the object always should be to arrive at a reasonable bail which the accused can be expected to meet rather than setting bail which would result in his being incarcerated because of inability to comply with bail judge Mencer discussed an often misunderstood facet of juvenile delinquency. A the court has the right to certify a juvenile who is 16 or 17 years of age to the criminal Side of court to be dealt with in the same manner As an adult a he said. A this the court will do when the seriousness of the offence and the past record of the juvenile satisfies the court that the accused has acted As and should be treated As an he emphasized that under the motor vehicle code any person Over 16 May be presented As an adult in any summary offence. There is one exception he pointed out. No jail sentence May be imposed on any person under 18 for failure to a Fine he must be certified to juvenile court. Judge to Rule during week in Hebda Case judge John a. Cherry of Clearfield county is expected to Render a decision this week in the Mckean county voting rights dispute involving Henry a. Hebda county democratic chairman. Arguments were heard Here saturday by judge Cherry during an unusual saturday morn ing session that lasted 90 minutes. Attorneys also filed briefs in the proceeding. Solicitor e. G. Potter represented the county and attorney Norbert Powell of Johnsonburg appeared for the Appellant. The county registration commission revoked or. Hebda a voting privileges some weeks ago following a hearing finding that he resided in Jones township Elk county about five Miles from Kane. Or. Hebda has contended that his residence is in the second Ward of Kane Borough and that the Elk county Structure is his summer Home. Judge Cherry had announced following a two Day Appeal hearing that if he was unable to reach a decision in the Case prior to next weeks election he would Issue an order giving the democratic official temporary rights which would permit him to participate in contests nov. 3. Battle of ballots slated tuesday Larry Stratton new county a Extension head Larry Stratton or. Of Smethport was elected president of the Mckean county agriculture Extension at the annual meeting in Smethport. Others chosen Harry comes Smethport vice president mrs. Arthur Brown port Allegany Secretary and Charles Irons Smethport treasurer. Past president Arthur Brown conducted the session and reports were Given by miss Catherine Holt state Home economics Leader of Pennsylvania state University c. E. Craver county agent and William r. Wallace associate agent. Principal speaker was Michael Lynch assistant to the director of the Pennsylvania Extension service who showed slides and spoke on his experiences in Israel where he served As an advisor on agr culture. Cop rally set Al Eldred Friday a Republican rally will be held Friday at 8 In Eldred Borough school with Merle e. Dickinson county chairman presiding. Speakers will be three candidates who Are seeking reelection to office next week. They include state senator James s. Berger Coudersport congressman Albert w. Johnson Smethport and Victor j. Westerberg Kane state Assembly. Unusual mishap causes damage in several cars Duke Center several vehicles were damaged about 7 30 Monday in an usual mishap on route 546 near this Community. State police of the Kane station said a car operated by Evelyn Kulp of Duke Center struck the rear of a slow moving vehicle being operated by Lawrence Meserole also of Duke Center. The Impact shoved the Meserole machine off the Road where it struck parked cars owned by Fred Palmer and Robert Schneider both of Duke Center and then hit the Corner of the Palmer garage. The Kulp woman was injured but the extent was not available according to authorities. Duke Center youth injured in Accident Robert Mack 18, of Duke Center was admitted to Bradford Hospital Friday night following an Accident on l. R. 42016. State police of the Kane station said the youth suffered a fracture of the left leg when struck by a car operated by Ronald j. Wilcox 21, of Rixford. County officials approve allocations radio schedule congressman Albert w. Johnson will speak Friday on area radio stations on the following schedule warm 4 05 Wade 4 15 web 4 05 Nae 1 15 and 6 15 Wabi 4. The Mckean county commissioners monday approved allocations to a number of agencies the sum of $36,000 was contributed to state Aid hospitals within the county on a percentage basis As agreed upon by the Hospital Heads. The total was broken Down As follows Bradford Hospital $24,796 Kane Community $6,087 Kane Summit $1,922 port Allegany Community $3,193. In other business the commissioners authorized payment of $7,500 to the Bradford District flood control authority As the county a pro rata share As a member of the authority. An appropriation of $3,000 was granted the Ridgway psychiatric Center for the year and $1,000 will be paid the Smethport fire department for checking Ana fire Protection services at the Mckean county Home in Keating township and buildings in Smethport Borough. County Aid applications for monies from the liquid fuels fund were approved As follows Bradford City $19,814, for the Forman St. And the Barbour St. Bridges recently completed. Port Allegany township $3,612 for Road improvement work. The Board also renamed As voting machine inspectors for the election next tuesday All persons who served in that capacity during the primary elections. Polls open tuesday from 7 . To i Official election notice on Page five next tuesday is presidential election Day in Case you Haven to heard which is very doubtful. It May be assumed that every citizen who goes to the polls next tuesday already knows that president Lyndon b. Johnson a Democrat is being opposed by senator Barry Coldwater a Republican. And senator Hubert h. Humphrey a Democrat is opposed for election As vice president by congressman William e. Miller a Republican. Other presidential candidates but did you know there Are two other candidates for president and two other candidates for vice president they Are militant workers Clifton Deberry for president and Edward Shaw for vice president. Socialist Labory Erie Hass for president and Henning a. Loman for vice president. In addition to the election of a president and vice president. Pennsylvania voters will select a United states senator two judges of the state Superior court and a state auditor general. Voters of the 23rd District including Mckean county will choose a congressman. A state senator will be elected in the 25th District including Mckean county and the citizens of this county will vote for a representative in the general Assembly. Political Chain reaction the death of congressman Leon h. Gavin a year ago started a Chain reaction in politics. Albert w. Johnson of Smethport Veteran Mckean county assemblyman was named at a Republican District caucus to serve the unexpired portion of congressman Gavin a term. Congressman Johnson was nominated in the Spring primary for a regular 2-Vear term in Washington and Victor j. Westerberg of Kane was both elected to serve the balance of or. Johnson s term in Harrisburg and nominated for a full four year term As assemblyman subject to the decision of the voters at the election next tuesday. Congressman Johnson is opposed by Jack still former mayor of Bradford who is a candidate on the democratic ticket. Contest for assemblyman assemblyman Westerberg a Republican is opposed by j. Richard Monago a Bradford Democrat. State senator James s. Berger of Coudersport a Veteran Republican officeholder is opposed by Stanley l. Homan Kane Democrat in the District which includes Mckean county. There is a hot contest Between u. S. Senator Hugh Scott Republican who seeks reelection to a 6-year term and Genevieve Blatt a Democrat. Other candidates for . Senator from Pennsylvania Are Morris Chertov militant workers and George s. Taylor socialist labor. Two judges of the Pennsylvania Superior court will be elected next tuesday. Candidates Are Robert e. Woodside and Joseph b. Bruno republicans and j. Sydney Hoffman and Robert Lee Jacobs democrats. Candidates for state auditor general Are w. Stuart Helm Republican Grace m. Sloan democratic and aria a. Al Baugh socialist labor. Contending for the office of state treasurer Are Robert d. Fleming Republican Thomas z. Minehart democratic and Herman a. Johansen socialist labor. Vote in county for president in recent years How will Mckean county voters be recorded when the flan tally of next tuesdays election is completed this paper obtained the total vote for the Republican and democratic parties in similar elections during the past 28 years. The figures obtained from official files of the Mckean county Board of elections Are As follows 193$ Roosevelt Landon democratic�?9,732 republican�?11,805 1944 Roosevelt Wilkie democratic�?6,991 republican�?14,822 1944 Rootvelt Dewey democratic�?6,492 republican�?11,988 194$ Truman Dewey democratic�?4,785 republican�?10,218 1952 e Isenhowr stave then democratic�?5,373 republican�?15,256 1954 Eiten Howar Stevenson democratic�?5,152 republican�?14,725 1944 Kennedy Nixon democratic�?7,608 republican�?13,258 1944 number registered democratic�?7,389 republican�?15,841 several changes in county voting place locations several changes in polling place locations will become effective next tuesday according to the Mckean county Board of clerk George e. Berk water said monday that these revisions have been approved for nov. 3 second Ward first District City of Bradford moved from the Assembly Church of god Church South ave., to the Grace lutheran Church Corydon St. And South ave. First Ward second District City of Bradford moved from the old City Hall Kennedy St., to the municipal building main St. Corydon township first and second districts have been consolidated into one precinct location at the township building Willow Creek Road. Elimination of the second District in Corydon township leaves a total of 52 voting districts in Mckean county. Democrats have Lead Pennsylvania democrats will carry a 124,831 voter registration Lead Over republicans into next tuesdays election. County districts to get $23,930in insurance tax Harrisburg a Twenty one Mckean county municipalities have been certified to receive payments totalling $23,930.10 covering their share of a $3,617,-394 reimbursement from the fire insurance tax fund now being made to 2407 communities throughout the state the state auditor general a department said Friday. The Money for the local municipalities represents payments to the various firemen a welfare and pension plans and is derived from a two percent tax on premiums of out of state fire insurance companies doing business i Pennsylvania. Allocations for the various Mckean county communities based on the amount of premiums paid in each municipality that have been approved City Bradford $10,442.23. Boroughs Eldred. $1.206. 99 Kane $1,498.83 Lewis run $240.14 mount Jewett $593.81$ port Allegany $1,146.16 Smethport $1,251.95. Townships Annin $65.58 Bradford $1,002.78 Ceres $93> 71 Eldred $275.92 Forte $988.88 Hamilton $193.71 Ham. In $226.95 Keating $3,126,924 Lafayette $670.32 Liberty $144.36 Norwich $133.93 Otto $430.95 sergeant $70 Wetmore $124.98

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