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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 24, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Quot Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 a ver a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday september 24, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy Lutc no. 39 $100,000 Worth of expansiveness Frank Makua waxes expansive in Rockingham Park n.h., Over being a $100,-000 Winner in new Hampshire a sweepstakes. That a his wife giving him the Cigar lighting treatment the Mal uses Are from Carteret . County officials receive data on Aid allocations Adin Adams state Secretary of Public welfare monday informed the Mckean county Board of commissioners of Aid monies allocated for the re House votes $12.1 million for senecas Washington the House voted $12,128,917 on tuesday to help new Yorkus Seneca indians adjust to construction of the Allegheny River dam and Reservoir the official name of the Kinzua dam in Pennsylvania and new York. Note the spelling of a a Allegany. The amount was included in a supplemental appropriations Bill passed and sent to the Senate. It is normally the last appropriations Bill passed by Congress before adjournment. The $12,128,917 is for a rehabilitation fund authorized by Congress earlier this year. Con press authorized a $15 million Amage and rehabilitation fund but Only the rehabilitation Money is included in the Bill passed on tuesday. Money for damages will come from annual appropriations made by Congress for construction of the dam and Reservoir by the engineers. The rehabilitation Money will be used to improve the economic social and educational conditions of the senecas including possibly a Williamsburg a Type restoration of Indian culture. Much of the indians Allegany reservation will be flooded when Gates of the dam at Kinzua pa., Are closed later this year to Hack up a Reservoir almost to Salamanca . Two cars damaged in route 6 crash the Middle Lane Al route 6 about two Miles East of it. Jewett was the scene of a two car Accident at 9 45 . Saturday according to Kane based state police. A 1958 Coupe operated by Robert Sukanovich of Bradford was stopped in the Middle Lane waiting to turn left when a westbound Sedan operated by Roy Hanson 60, of it. Jewett struck it. There were no injuries but damage was estimated at $600. Minder of the fiscal year. He stated that for the period of july i to next june 30, the general Assembly had appropriated $2,607,083 in state funds to assist eligible counties in defraying part of the costs of their Public child welfare services programs. One half of the appropriation will be distributed for the period of july i to . 31 of this year and the remainder for the first six months of 1965. He notified Tho Board that Mckean county will receive $3,$49 for each of the final two quarters of current calender year. In addition Secretary Adams stated the county will receive $2,913 of Federal child welfare funds for each of these quarters since personnel of the Mckean county Agency Are employed under an approved Merit system. I the quarterly payments Are based upon the county a approved estimated expenditures of child welfare services for july i to . 31, As adjusted for Over or under estimates of expenditures for the period Jan. I i to june 30 of this year. The adjustments Are made in order that the sum total of quarterly payments May More accurately reflect actual expenditures during the 1964 Calendar year. At its monday session chairman r. E. Youngquist presiding Tho county commissioners Sot 1 $ . Thursday As the Tim for opening bids for furnishing printed ballots and Athar Tams to to used at the nov. I faction. The commissioners estimate that about 3,025 official ballots and about 605 specimen ballots will be required for paper ballot districts. Voting machines will be used in 38 of the 52 election districts for which ballot labels will be necessary As will about 4,310 specimen ballots and about 700 Absentee ballot forms. Farm tour held the annual Mckean county farm tour was conducted monday. After visits to the Larson Christmas tree farm and the German gardens in Smethport dinner was served to 19 in the Keating Grange Hall at East Smethport. The group visited farms in the port Allegany area during the afternoon. Procedure for utilization Absentee ballots bared Here is the procedure for utilization of Absentee ballots for the nov. 3 general election As outlined by chief clerk George e. Berkwater of the Mckean county Board of registration a person May apply to the county Board for an application for Absentee voting. Applications Are being received at the present time and May be filed until oct. 27. The Only exception to that Date is an emergency application which May be made from oct. 27 until 5 . On nov. 2. Persons eligible for Absentee ballots Are those who will be unavoidably absent on election Day because of business and illness. Persons on vacation Are not eligible for such ballots. Persons employed by the state or Federal governments and their spouses or dependents who Are within the territorial limits of the United states military personnel and their dependents residing in or out of the country plus Federal employees who live outside the United states All Are eligible for Absentee ballots. After the applications Are approved by the county Board the ballots Are mailed to the applicant who will record a vote and return to the Smethport office. Approximately 400 applications for Absentee ballots have been received to Date. The Normal total for a general election is Between 500 and 600, or. Berkwater stated. Rimrock formal dedication set for october 9th formal opening and dedication of the new Rimrock Overlook recreation area near the Kinzua dam is scheduled for la . Friday oct. 9, according to Raymond g. Garvin Secretary of the sponsoring Seneca Highlands association. The dedication is being arranged by the association and the . Forest service assigned overseer of outdoor activities in the dam area. Congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport will be guest speaker and Cut the ribbon. Judge Cherry hears Hebda vote Appeal the Pennsylvania supreme court Friday named judge John a. Cherry of Clearfield to hear the Appeal of Henry Hebda Mckean county democratic chairman on his a Legal voting address which is to be heard at the Mckean county court House sept. 30 at to . Judge Cherry was selected after judge Glenn Mencer disqualified himself. The legality of the residence of or. Hebda. Who is now serving his third two year term As Mckean county democratic chairman has Long been a controversial Issue. However matters came to a head in August of this year when the Mckean county Board of elections and registration commission held hearings on a protest filed from Kane a second Ward. Where or. Heb Days voting in that District was challenged at a subsequent hearing held in the courthouse e. G. Potter county solicitor held that or. Hebda a registration in that Ward was cancelled. It was determined that or. Hebda was not qualified because of his residence in Jones township Kane re which is located in Elk county. Or. Hebda contended that he had asked Mckean county officials for requirements of establishing a Legal voting address in Kane Borough when he ran on his party a ticket against Albert w. Johnson a Smith port for Assembly. He claimed then that he had met such qualifications establishing voting residence in an apartment on Chase st., in the second Ward. Subsequently he became chairman of the Mckean county democratic committee. Or. Hebda filed an Appeal on sept. 8 and by such action continued in capacity of county chairman. His Appeal it has been pointed out is based on interpretation of a Legal voting address to establish whether he can maintain two residences and establish his voting privilege at his Choice. No definite Date set for hearing in Hebda Appeal e. G. Potter Mckean county solicitor stated monday that no definite Date had been set for the hearing of an Appeal filed by Henry Habda on his a Legal voting the Case originally had been set for sept. 23 but this was later changed to sept. 30. The new Date at which time judge John a. Cherry Clearfield was to hear testimony conflicts with prior commitments by or. Potter who will be in Federal court sept. 28, 29, 30. Or. Potter did state however that tentative dates could be either oct. 14, 15 or 16. Monday or. Potter reported at a meeting of the commissioners that no supersedes order had been issued when the Appeal was filed nor was or. Hebda registered to vote in Mckean county. County school directors slate 60th annual meeting in Smethport today Michael f. Lombard president of the Mckean county school directors association will preside at the 60th annual convention of the organization today thursday at the Smethport area joint Junior senior High school. The convention will open with a 6 30 . Dinner in the cafeteria of the school. Following the association will Convene to the High school auditorium for its Busi Ness meeting and program. Music for the auditorium p r of Gram will be by music Stu l s Cochran s from a Cochran port Allegany Union schools. Among the regular items of business will be a report by the committee on resolutions and nominations. Edward j. Keating jr., Bradford area joint school Board will offer the Resolution committee report for consideration and adoption by the convention. Robert a. Digel sr., Smethport area joint Board is chairman of the committee on nominations and will present a slate of candidates for three vacancies on the Mckean county Board of directors. These will be caused by the expiration of terms of directors from Bradford area Otto Eldred 8 area and port Allegany Union. Also to be elected will be a Delegate and alternate to the annual convention of the Pennsylvania school boards association which will be held in Pittsburgh nov. 5, 6, 7. Directors next thursday also will elect a director auditor of the Mckean county Institute account. The main speaker of the evening said or. Lombard will be Lloyd s. Cochran a prominent upper new York state Industrial list and civic Leader. He will speak on the topic a american or. Cochran is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors degree in economics. His Home is in Niagara Falls . He has had wide experience in sales and marketing in the textile Industry since his graduation and is presently serving As vice president in charge of marketing of Lockport Mills. Inc. At the National level or. Cochran has held Many positions of leadership including National fund vice president for the american red Cross chairman inter fraternity conference president Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity president National association of approved basketball officials. Also is a member of newcomen society american society of heating and ventilating engineers. American scientific society. He also has been Active in masonic circles serving As Junior grand Warden grand Lodge of new York. In addition to local Church offices he also is vice president of american Baptist men of new York state. He also is treasurer of the state league of nursing. Structure is optioned for $105,000 state soon will buy Kinzua Bridge Harrisburg a acquisition by the state of the famous former Erie Railroad co. Kinzua Bridge in Kinzua state Park is expected to be accomplished in the very near future according to the general state authority the financing Agency of the project. Gas has accepted an option for the Purchase of the Bridge for $105,000. The Agency said that Only a final Check of the title searches remains to be completed before actual Transfer of ownership is made. The Bridge it was said is being purchased from to vol Chick Selvage co. Of Indiana. Acquisition by the state end the development of a stat Park in the area was authorized by the 1943 legislature. It was stated that studies Are now being made by the state department of forests and Waters which has jurisdiction Over state Parks and general state authority of Boundary lines preliminary to starting negotiations for the Purchase of the land for a Park. Present plans Call for Ole Bull music festival is scheduled october la Ole Bull state Park miss Inez Bull director and founder of the annual Pennsylvania state sponsored Ole Bull music festival has announced that the 12th annual Ole Bull music festival would be held at Ole Bull state Park Potter county from 2 to 5 . Oct. La. Sponsored by Tho depart in ant of forests and Waters of Pennsylvania and the norwegian embassy Washington ., the festival will Mark the 112th anniversary of the founding of Ola Ana a norwegian settlement in Petter county by Ola Bull. Pen elec workers receive plaque for safety Mark employees of Pennsylvania electric co. Last week were presented a Bronze plaque in recognition of their outstanding safety accomplishments during the past year. The award was made at the 57th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania electric association held in Pittsburgh. It marked the fifth time that pen elec employees have been so recognized for achieving Best results in Accident prevention Competition among group one companies. Pen elec finished first in 1950. 1954, 1960 and in 1961. The Utility also was presented a certificate for the greatest reduction in its own Accident frequency rate during the contest period. Group one companies Are those with More than 1,000,000 Man hours exposure annually. County residents at gof conference the Northwest regional conference counted of Republican women met tuesday of last week in Grove City. Attending from Mckean county were mrs. Mable Trenkle and mrs. Mildred Gustafson of Eldred and mrs. Carlton Kohn of Smethport. Craig Truax state gop chairman and mrs. Samuel Vitch state Council president were among the speakers. History shows that 800 norwegians emigrated and attempted to colonize new Norway. This was in 1852 and the project for the building up of the 122,000 acres failed. Miss bulls recent Book a role Bull returns to Pennsylvania a published by exposition press inc., new York tells the Story of the venture. William Harmon regional Park superintendent at Simerville state Park Emporium will represent Maurice k. Goddard Secretary of the department of forests and Waters and will be the guest speaker. Other speakers will include the following Arthur Dabaldo Toronto. Ont., and or. Erling Christophersen director of the foreign office Oslo Norway an Uncle of miss Bull. He also is cultural ambassador norwegian ambassador Washington. Miss Bull announced judges for the annual King and Queen of music contest As Well As judges for the Art contest. The King and Queen s dinner will be served at 7 . At the Germania hotel in Germania pa., with an invitation extended to All interested. It was announced that a dance would be held at the hotel oct. To. Guest soloist at Tho festival will to Jon Blankenship pianist and a member of Tho faculty of Tho Eastman school of music of Rochester . Prizes to be awarded to musical entrants and their teachers will include Cash scholarships King Olav the fifth Norway Sterling Silver plaque certificates ribbons pins medals cups Etc. All persons wishing to enter the musical portion of the program the Art exhibit or the King and Queen contests May do so by writing miss Bull 172 Watchung ave., upper Montclair ., before oct. 4. The acquiring of approximately 300 acres. According to the department the Park development will include a picnic area Access roads parking lots water Supply and sanitary facilities. Depending upon the amount of Money available for Park development overnight camping facilities will be installed the department added. The Bridge which at on Tim was listed at the eighth wander of the world Quot was built far the first Tim in Isby at a cast of $147,940 and than was rebuilt in 1900 to permit Usa of heavier Railroad equipment in handling traffic aver the Structure. The Span built of steel rises 302 feet above the ground surface and is about 2,500 feet Long. It occupies about 17 acres of land. In former years the Bridge was an important tourist attraction. Being the Center of excursions by Railroad from Many areas in the country. Worldwide attention was claimed for the Structure at the time it was built when it was called a the highest viaduct in the Negotins for the Purchase of the Bridge and the land for the Park Are being handled for Gas by assistant counsel Edmund p. Hannum. Advance Park project development of the Kinzua Bridge project As a state Park site was Given impetus in Smethport sept. 4 at a meeting of the Mckean county planning commission with representatives of the office of county commissioners and Hamlin township supervisors. Philip Waring county planning commission director said then that Harold Gustafson Hamlin township supervisor had assured the group that an Access Road will be taken Over by the township if a right of Way is provided without Cost to the owners. Attends Bank meeting Frederick Loop vice president of the first National Bank of Eldred attended a meeting of the advisory committee of the third Federal Reserve Bank District in Philadelphia last thursday. Has Post in Smethport c. J. A a Joe Wharton who had served As pharmacist at the Coudersport Rexall drug store for 25 years has resigned to accept a position with the Johnson pharmacy in Smethport. Births total 1,024, under year 1962 mrs. Nelson Rockefeller and judge Joseph f. Gag Clardl Quot Smi or. James 8. Murphy and the new mrs. Murphy leave court. Await decision the Long custody Battle Between mrs. Nelson Rockefeller and her former husband or. Jamas s. Murphy is ended in White Plains n. Y., and they await the judge s decision on custody of their four children. 4 juveniles apprehended for fair vandalism acts sheriff l. W. A a Tom Pendleton and chief Deputy Robert Zimmerman have apprehended four juveniles aged to to 12 years in connection with weekend vandalism at the Mckean Allegheny offers one Stop flight to Washington Allegheny airlines is now offering Bradford Mckean area travellers a one Stop morning service to Washington The new service departs Bradford Mckean daily at 9 55 ., arriving in Washington at 11 40 . Via one Stop at Harrisburg and direct connection there to another Allegheny flight to Washington. The airlines District manager Harry b. Minich said Allegheny a previous morning service to Washington left Bradford at 9 29 ., made two stops Enro Ute. And did not arrive in Washington until 1 25 . Or. Minich also reported that Allegheny a morning flights to Cleveland and Buffalo have been shifted to an earlier hour enabling passengers to make connections at either City to other airline flights to Detroit. He said these schedules provide Bradford to Detroit travellers with a 10 13 . Arrival in Detroit which is a one hour and 15 minute earlier arrival time than was possible when Allegheny operated a direct Bradford to Detroit schedule. County fair grounds in East Smethport. The sheriff said the investigation is continuing in order to Check out All other activities of the Youthful offenders. The juveniles were said to have entered five of the firemen a stands the office building tool shed and the Grange building. The acts of vandalism consisted of breaking pop bottles inside buildings pouring tar around the tool shed setting off fire bombs emptying fire extinguishers inside the buildings tossing paper plates about and attempting to remove a pickup truck from its storage space. Sheriff Pendleton said the investigation revealed that the boys spent at least two hours on the grounds and about the buildings sunday afternoon breaking locks from the structures. They will be remanded to juvenile court hearings by District attorney William f. Potter. Olean airline service not up to standards Olean .�?Olean is one of 72 of the 559 cities receiving airline service which As last june 30 failed to provide enough traffic the past fiscal year to meet the civil aeronautics Board minimum standards. During the year the cab has authorized the airlines to discontinue service at a number of cities that have been failing to produce at least five passengers a Day. County has 9,800 head on 345 Stock farms Harrisburg resident births in Mckean county were on the decline last year a to the tune of some 71 less than the 1095 recorded during 1962, the state department of health said wednesday in a just completed statistical Recap of the 12-month period. Under the circumstances said the department the birth rate for the county now stands at 1f.8 per 1,000 population. An interesting breakdown of Tho 1,024 resident live births recorded for the county during the past year shows that in 222 cases the birth was a a a first for the family in 256 cases it represented a second child and in 202 cases a third child. Births during the year increased the number of four child families in the county by 130, five child families by 101, six child families by 57, seven child families by 19 a and Over seven by 37. Looking at it another Way 21.7 percent of All the births in the county during they in were family a a firsts 25 percent represented the second child in the family 19.7 percent the third child 12.7 percent the fourth child 9.9 percent the fifth child 5.5 percent the sixth child 1.9 percent the seventh child a and 3.6 percent Over seven. Mckean county apparently had a fairly healthy crop of new babies during the year a with 943 of the total 1,024 new babies weighing in at five pounds nine ounces or More which is classified As a a mature. The number of Newborn under this weight immature totalled 80, while in one Case the weight Factor was unknown. Harrisburg the state department of agriculture said there were 9,800 head of livestock on Mckean county s 345 livestock farms in january 1964. The county ranks 56th of the 67 counties in the number of livestock farms in the state which Range from Lancaster county a 4,440 farms to Philadelphia county a five. The inventory value of my Kean a 9,800 head of livestock stood at $1,443,400, broken Down As follows cattle and calves 8000 head valued at $1,416,000 hogs and pigs 400 valued at $9,400, and sheep and lambs 1,400 valued at $18,000. Included in the cattle and calves category were 4,300 milk cows two years old and older which were valued by the department at $1,075,000. An average of 3,900 cows were milked in Mckean county last year with production per cow averaging 8,690 pounds for a total county milk production figure of 33,891,000 pounds. County Farmers received an average Price of $4.62 per he dred weight for their milk with the county income for the year standing at $1,566 Coo. Statewide the average Price received by Farmers for the in milk was $4.61 per cwt. The average number of cows and heifers Over two years Cid on county farms last year was 4,900. There were 4,200 calves born during the year department records show. Other cattle other than Dairy cattle on farms in january stood at Hoo with an estimated value of $134,200. Average inventory value per Mckean county livestock was $4,184 or 44th of the 67 counties. Philadelphia county was in first position with an average of $12,660 per farm and Cameron county was in 67th place with an average $1,838 per farm. The All county average for the state As a whole was $$.596

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