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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 17, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the Conn to sent of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday september 17, 1964 terms�?4.00 per Vear single copy�?10c no. 38 county mental croup mulls phases of project the first meeting of the Mckean county comprehensive mental health and mental retardation planning committee was held wednesday night of last week in the Northwest Sav e. Leroy Straw pen elec representative a. Leroy Straw of 1200 Erickson drive Johnstown hot Boon appointed a technical services representative for Pennsylvania electric company s system sales department at Johnstown it has been announced by n. Gwynne Dodson pen elec sales vice president. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh or. Straw is a registered professional Engineer and a member of the american society of heating refrigeration and air conditioning engineers. Wrong Label put on boric acid state halts Sale Harrisburg. A. The state health department on Friday ordered grocers to Stop the Sale of a Quantity of boric acid which was erroneously labelled Epsom salts. Or. Charles l. Wilbar health Secretary said the involved packages were produced by the great Seal co. Of Coudersport and stamped lot no. 1005. A this error in packaging May result in severe illness to the consumer if the boric acid powder is taken internally in mistake for the Epsom Salt. A laxative a said Wilbar. He added that Only those five ounce packages stamped with the number 1005 Are involved in the Carton mix up. The package is distributed solely through grocery stores. Retail drug stores do not handle the product. First fall clinic held by society the Mckean county society for crippled children sponsored the first fall clinic at Bradford Hospital monday and tuesday. Monday or. Thomas Lehan of Erie and m. A. Baum Brace maker of Cleveland. Ohio examined 79 children 35 of these were new cases. On tuesday or. Lehan saw 146 children. These were All youngsters returning for followup examinations. Volunteers assisting were the following girl scouts and their counsellors Dawn Woodley Rita Carnes mrs. Ida Simons and miss Alice Scroxton the state nurses and the staff of the crippled child Drens society. Ings and loan association in Bradford to acquaint themselves with the plan and the Basic mechanics needed to insure successful completion of the project. Mrs. Frances Maljovec coordinator for the project stated the committee will develop the tentative comprehensive mental health mental retardation report for the county. She pointed out that a it is essential that such a report be developed when one realizes that possibly 13 percent of the total population May be classified As either mentally ill or mentally the plan for Pennsylvania is a project financed by $400,000 in Federal funds approved by the u. S. Department of health education and welfare. Russell Weston president of the county association for retarded children and one of the county commissioners said a the project will be an All inclusive assessment and evaluation of the mental health needs of Mckean county As part of the state project it being successful Only with help of All the plan will include a study and evaluation of needs and resources in terms of prevention treatment and rehabilitation setting of priorities development of plans for the creation of new services to make possible realisation of the Short and Long Range goals. Some of the specifics the study will concern itself with include development of an integrated system of Community based mental health mental retardation facilities and programs with special emphasis on Community oriented centers and modification of state institutions in keeping with the changing role possible for them with advances in treatment and the development Community facilities and programs. Once developed at the county level it will be reviewed by a regional committee. It then will be incorporated into the Region ii comprehensive mental health plan. Region ii consists of the counties of Mckean. Mercer. Potter. Cameron Clarion Clearfield Crawford Elk Erie Forest Jefferson Venango and Warren. A sub committee of the county committee is to Contact All schools hospitals mental health societies retarded children a associations and other service organizations concerning any studies surveys or plans they May have developed to serve mentally ill and mentally retarded. Concurrently with the Survey of existing plans a second project site visits will be underway. In this phase the sub committees will visit All facilities available to serve mentally ill and the mentally retarded. This information will be utilized to developed the plan. The regional timetable else Calls for a countywide Public meeting in october or november. Henry Graff publicity chairman. Said one of the projects will be a mass mailing to social service and religious groups advising them of the work of the county committee and asking for assistance. Attending last week s meeting were mrs. Howard Baker of port Allegany mrs. Doris Hungiville and miss Mildred Kaluza Rixford county judge Glenn Mencer of Eldred mrs. Helen Edel mrs. Henry Graff mrs. Lena Griffin Robert Cole or. Graff William Winn and George Daggett vice county coordination. All of Bradford or. Henry Klippert Kane and mrs. Maljovec. Official warns of fire danger in Peltcs Woods Harrisburg Secretary of forests and Waters Maurice k. Goddard sunday issued an urgent warning to All state residents to be extremely careful with fire. A the dry condition of the forests at this time makes it imperative that such care be taken until the weather shifts and we get rain a he said. He also placed restrictions on users of state Park facilities until the fire danger subsides. Said or. Goddard a we will absolutely allow no open fires on the ground in any state Park or Forest. There have been a number of Forest and Park fires recently 45 of them Over labor Day alone and the dry weather has allowed these fires to Burn into the Woody material deep into the ground making it very difficult to extinguish the retarded units Camp activities outlined at meet the Mckean county association for retarded children met tuesday night at Northwest savings and loan association with Russell Weston president presiding. Miss Vicki Solomon who served As Counselor explained daily activities at Camp. She was assisted by the misses Susan Steinfeldt Judy Shattenberg and Christine Solomon. Featured were children who were at the Camp and movies of the swimming program. Mrs. Roberta Bacus reported that new scout troops were being formed and urged More Parent participation. Mrs. Frank stack of my Campo girl scout Council and Everett Lyle of Elk lick boy scout Council spoke briefly on importance of scouting for retarded children and urged parents to play an Active part. Mrs. Jane Wilcox and Herbert Johnson both of Smethport co chairmen of the fair Booth reported increased interest in displays at the county event this year. Malcolm Rankin reported far the Camp committee stating in the future Camp registration fees would be forfeited in cases of cancellations without due notice. He reported 20 cancellations this past summer. Mrs. Lucy Hearst announced a rummage Sale in Kane Friday and saturday for the local unit. She requested that a a pickups in Kane be referred to her prior to the Sale. The membership voted to have one person at the National convention in Oklahoma City okla., oct. 7-10. It was decided the scholarship fund not used this summer be awarded to mrs. Maxine Healy and miss Joyce Metarko for fall classes. Oct. 12 in Kane was set for the next meeting with mrs. Annabelle Bollinger of Warren guest speaker. Refreshments were served by mrs. Bacus mrs. Joanne Walter and mrs. Lois Miller. 6 defendants sentenced at court pleas session six defendants were sentenced Gay judge Glenn e. Mencer last Veek during a pleas session of Mckean county criminal court n Smethport. Two Bradford men were fined >200 each and ordered to a osts of prosecution in connect on with charges filed following i raid aug. 30 at the american Region Clambake in Montuori strove Foster township. They vere Michael Capinjola of 6 Hil on St., and Anthony Lama of 84 a a orman St. The pair accused of setting in and establishing gambling devices at the Clambake was a ested by a squad of raiding offers including state police my Foster township and Brad Ord City authorities. Richard o. Roggenbaum in of 54 school St., Bradford charged with larceny was ordered to one half the Cost of prosecution and make restitution to the City in the amount of $71.50. He was one of two youths arrested in july for the theft of three parking meters from the downtown Bradford District. Bruce Fessenden of port Allegany was fined $50 on a charge of Drunken driving. In addition judge Mencer ordered the Man to spend a total of 21 Days in Mckean county jail to be served on weekends. Richard Stone of Eldred and David Southard of Rixford both 18, were placed on probation for one year after being arraigned on a charge of prowling in the nighttime. The boys were ordered to costs of the proceedings Bank personnel in annual Outing directors officers and employees of the three offices of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport it. Jewett and Kane were entertained at an Outing saturday afternoon and evening at the Robert b. Apple Camp on Prospect Hill Smethport. Games and snacks were enjoyed during the afternoon. Dinner was served in the evening marking the Climax of the annual picnic. Injured in fall a mrs. R. E. Youngquist of Smethport wife of county commissioner Youngquist suffered a fracture of the sunday when she fell while boarding a boat at Frontenac thousand islands while visiting at the summer Home of Mckean coun i to District attorney and mrs. I William Potter of Smethport. Mrs. Youngquist a same was broken last Christmas eve when she slipped and fell on a neighbors porch. She was brought to the Bradford Hospital for treatment. County school plan approved Jimer town Check ceremonies a new Indian subdivision just beyond the limits of Salamanca ., at Jimer town was the site of ceremonies monday when col. James e. Hammer of the . Army corps of engineers presented a Check for $945,573 to George d. Heron president of the Seneca nation. In the background Center is George m. Baker chief of the real estate department for the army corps and behind him Are Stewart redeye or. And corny Abrams Seneca councillors. Part of the Check will be used to build Between 70 and too Homes such As the Model Home in the background for Indian families who will be displaced by the Allegheny Reservoir Kinzua dam. Photo by w. Forres Stewart senecas Given initial Check Salamanca A just a drop in the bucket said Seneca nations president George Heron Early monday morning As he accepted a Check from col. J. E. Hammer District Engineer of the . Army Engineer District at Pittsburgh a. The a a drop was actually a rather a Large splash for the Check which or. Heron accepted was for a total of $945,573.00, and was made by the army corps As payment for indirect damages sustained by the senecas As a result of the Allegheny Reservoir project. A we have been waiting a Long time for some Legal tender from the . Government a or. Heron stated. A was you will note we have begun construction of Homes for families who must be relocated and this Money gives Arthur Brown again Heads ask county committeemen results of the recent elections of county and Community committeemen of the Mckean county agricultural stabilization and conservation service office were recently announced by Arthur Brown chairman of the Mckean county ask committee. The election of Community committeemen was held by mail Smethport area boy competes in National show an 11-year-old Smethport area youth competed yesterday in the Pennsylvania All american National farm show in Harrisburg. Joseph Irons son of or. And mrs. Charles Irons of the orms by rd., qualified for the National Honor by winning the first place Blue ribbon monday with his Irons Jupiter a senior yearling Brown Swiss Heifer in the Pennsylvania state Junior Dairy 4-h show. To become eligible in the state Competition the Smethport area lad had to win a Blue ribbon in the District show at Meadville and also place Well at the recent Mckean county fair. With Young Irons at the National Competition was his father and w. R. Wallace associate Mckean county farm agent. Boys break into building a1 fair the annual Mckean county fair at East Smethport officially ended labor Day but unofficially there was activity at the grounds sunday night according to the sheriffs department. A group of boys is believed to have broken into a fair building and spent the Chilly summer night. At least that a the Way it appeared to investigators monday afternoon. Deputies said a Quantity of pop had been consumed and a things tossed around. Water Short in Roulette the Roulette water co. Last week requested its patrons to conserve the water Supply because of an acute shortage resulting from a Long drouth. Will present Flag life members of port Allegany Moose Lodge 460 will present a new american Flag for the Lodge room at a class enrolment of sunday sept. 27. Ballot and delegates representing the five agricultural communities in the county elected the county committee at the county convention held on sept. 9. Both Community and county committeemen Are elected for the year beginning oct. I 1964 through sept. 30, 1965. County committo omon chairman Arthur Brown port Allegany vice chairman Arthur Lindquist Kane regular member Robert stack Bradford first alternate Charles Irons Smethport second alternate Harold Bradt Eldred. Community commit too Bradford a chairman Harold g. Keesler vice chairman Robert stack regular member John Vantine first alternate Walter Farrell second alternate Edward Bolin All of Bradford. Ceres a chairman Harold Bradt Eldred vice chairman Maynard Bell regular member Bert Bridge first alternate Frank King All of Ceres Second alternate Floyd Payne Eldred. V port Allegany a chairman William Ostrander vice chairman Ralph Nelson regular member Clifford Dawley first alternate Lawrence Nelson All of port Allegany second alternate Ray Dillenbeck Turtle Point. Smethport a chairman Charles Irons vice chairman Lawrence Stratton both of Smethport regular member Nate Faes Crosby first alternate James Mckean second alternate Arnold Peterson both of Smethport. Kane a chairman Gerald Ackley vice chairman Francis Detrick regular member Geo. Lindquist first alternate Herbert Pearson second alternate Paul Hoffman All of Kane. Ask county and Community Farmer committeemen Are in charge of local administration of such National farm action programs As the agricultural conservation program the feed Grain program the voluntary we heat program the National Wool program the sugar program acreage allotments and marketing quotas commodity Loans and storage facility Loans. The ask county office in Smethport is Headquarters for the Mckean county committee and serves As the Farmers local Contact for business connected with participation in the pro a pms administered by the committees us much More the construction referred to by the Seneca president was the building of Between 70 and too Homes in a 300-acre plot located off route 17 Between red House and Salamanca. Acting As their own contractors and employing a Large percentage of Indian labor the new Homes Range in size from one to four bedrooms and Are located on lots varying in acreage from one to three acres. The corps of engineers has already completed about a half a million dollars Worth of roadways winding slowly through the new development and work is now under Way to bring in utilities. It is anticipated that a few families May move in before the Winter season but the majority plan moving in the Spring. Quot Nice. But not Homo a it is Nice but it will not be Home a was the stoic comment of one Indian housewife who witnessed the ceremony and later inspected the Model Home which served As the backdrop for the Check presentation. Several of the other women nodded in agreement making comments to the effect that adjustments will have to be made to a City living rather than what they and their forefathers have always known. Of the almost $1 million Given the senecas monday $127,050 is to be used for resettlement of individual senecas whose dwelling were taken. A total of 127 Indian families will ultimately have to be relocated. Or. Heron indicated that concurrently with the Home construction program will be the establishment of a scholarship fund for Young senecas interested in higher education. Plans also Call for Industrial and recreational development. The Council president said these Are Only in the embryo stage and before reaching the drawing Board outside professional help would be consulted. The indians anticipate moving ahead in this direction by next Spring. Congress must still act Money to implement these far reaching programs will be derived from the congressional appropriation of $12,126,000 which is slated for action before congressional adjournment late this month or Early in october. The Money is to be deposited in the Treasury of the United states to the credit of the Seneca nation and will draw interest on the principal at the rate of four percent per year until expended for assistance designed to improve the economic social and educational conditions of enrolled members Ai the Seneca nation. Funds Are to be spent in accordance with plans and programs approved by the Seneca nation and the Secretary of the Interior. There is still additional litigation to be settled Between the senecas and the Federal government particularly the settlement of a sum for damages to Sand and gravel resources on the reservation a plan of reorganization of Mckean county school districts reducing the existing 16 districts to five administrative units has been approved by the state Council of Basic education in Harrisburg. County sheriff to attend school at Punxsutawney pie Mckean county commissioners monday agreed to tuition of $60 for attendance of sheriff l. W. Pendleton at a school to be conducted one night a week for 16 weeks. The courses will be in sociology. Psychology and history and will be directed by the University of Pennsylvania. They will be held in Punxsutawney and will be open to police officers and sheriffs of Western Pennsylvania. The commissioners received approval from the state highways department of a county Aid allocation from Hamlin township. The Money to come from the liquid fuels fund is in the amount of $2,369 and represents a share of the Cost of recent Highway improvement work in the township. Richard f. Droege regional forester acknowledged the boards designation of Philip Waring county planning director As the representative of the county commissioners on the Secretary of agriculture a advisory Council. The Council is being set up in connection with the development of the regional recreational program for the Allegheny Reservoir area under the supervision of the . Department of forests. Group to tour farms of area next monday the agricultural agencies of Mckean county will sponsor a farm tour next monday sept. 21. The bus will leave the ass office in Smethport at to . And will return at 3 . Lunch will be served at the East Smethport Grange. Among Points of interest to be visited Are Larson a Christmas tree farm germans experimental Flower gardens and the new Dairy barn and bulk tank installation on the Robert Strait farm. Other views will include contour stripping diversion terraces pasture Clearing and other conservation practices in the Turtlepoint Annin Creek area. Reservations May be made before sept. 19 at the Mckean county ass office in Smethport. The Cost will be $2 a person for bus transportation and lunch. See Bear Trio visitors to the Lyman run picnic area in Potter county reported seeing three bears in one group. The plan was submitted by Mckean county Board of school directors who had voted for a five unit organization at their convention last fall. It had been ratified by directors of each District without protest. The Mckean county plan was submitted far approval under the a automatic exception Section of the school Law which provides for approval of county plans that do not set up a greater number of units nor any unit smaller than existed sept. I 1961. The newly designated units will become school districts when the currently approved plan becomes effective mandated for not later than july i 1966. The administrative units designated in the new plan Are Bradford area unit i a Bradford City Lewis run Borough Bradford Foster Lafayette mid Corydon townships. Otto Eldred area unit 2 a Eldred Borough Eldred and Otto townships and Western Ceres Independent District. Port Allegany Union unit 3�? port Allegany Union school District. Smethport area unit 4 a Smethport Union and Hamlin and Keating townships. Kane area Union unit 5 a Kane area Union school District. The Mckean county reorganization plan previously submitted to the state department of Public instruction was first considered by Tho state Council at its june meeting. Action by the Council was deferred at that time pending a decision from Mckean county court concerning a split school District. The school Law stipulates that no administrative unit contain a split school District. In the Mckean county Case Ceres township school District the township is in Mckean county had previously been divided with one part in Mckean county the other in Potter county. Judge Glenn Mencer heard testimony aug. 17 from Christian f. Feit county superintendent of schools and Ceres township school directors. Judge Mencer handed Down a decision approving creation of the Western Ceres Independent District. Its makeup to be part of the Otto Eldred unit consists of the Barden Brook Mccrae Brook and newel Creek portions of Ceres township. The department of Public instruction advised the state Council of the court approval. Acting on the ruling the Council approved the county plan. Puc okays refund to ung customers Harrisburg a. The Public Utility commission on thursday authorized the United natural Gas co., Oil City to refund $305,000 to its 89,000 customers in 14 Western counties. The refunds resulting from reductions in the Price paid by United for its wholesale Gas will be distributed As credits on Bills next month the Puc was advised. Individual rebates Are still to be computed. Hindman to head to Seal Sale drive Joseph l. Hinaman Secretary of the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society since its organization in 1930, has been named county 1964 Christmas Seal Campaign chairman according to or. Hugh j. Ryan president. The Campaign begins nov. 16 and will run through dec. 31. Or. Ryan praised the past achievements of or. Hinaman in Public service projects and said the society is looking Forward confidently to a record Christmas Seal Campaign this year under his or. Hinaman a leadership. A tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases have been the focus of unusual Public attention this year a or. Ryan said. A new scientific findings on various fronts re emphasize the importance of these ailments As a continuing Public health problem. In order that we May be Able to Deal effectively with the problem during the coming year it is essential that the 1964 Christmas Seal Campaign fulfil its goal. We have thorough Confidence in the ability of or. Hinaman to bring about such an Joseph l. Hinaman. Heads Saal Salt or. Hinaman pointed out that he will immediately begin to organize forces for the annual drive and invited new volunteers to lend a hand. A i am confident a he said a that the people of to is county Are with us and will extend their full support a

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