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Titusville Herald (Newspaper) - October 29, 1977, Titusville, Pennsylvania
Page two the Titusville Herald Titusville a saturday october 29 1977 Bond issues largest problems for Penn Dot by Ray Szalewicz Herald Suff writer an escalating debt service inflation slower Revenue growth and a Large system of highways to take care of All add up to the much discussed problem with Penn Dot and that problem was discussed again yesterday at the Northwest Pennsylvania regional affairs conference at Mead Vule but yesterday the problem was discussed by those who know a Good bit about the situation or Srikanth Rao a research assistant for the state transportation Institute began the discussion yesterday Rao was instrumental in compiling a fiscal review of the entire Penn Dot Structure which was released last Spring under the heading new directions for Penn Dot he listed those directions yesterday the major problem with the institution according to Rao is the debt service incurred by Penn Dot through ambitious Bond Issue for Road building in the 50s and 60s the debt service will Peak in 1980 and will remain with Penn Dot even if no new Bonds Are issued Well into the next Century coupled with the fact that Penn Dot is burdened with the second largest roed system in the nation being outdone Only by California the picture is Bleak Rao said the state of Penn Sylvania maintains through Penn Dot 44700 Miles of roads All of the new England states Wagner for county treasurer is a plus for Crawford county you vote wit be appreciated Levei 48 including new York and new Jersey Nave a combined state maintained Road mileage of 43782 that is Leas than the state of Pennsylvania the recommendations of the new directions study Are a High level of maintenance preservation of the existing roads and no new construction which is not on a pay As you go basis he said any new construction in the state should be aimed Only at a High class Core system of highways correction of critical safety problems and correction of structural problems he said Penn Dot immediately needs per gallon increase in the Gas tax Robert Royer managing director of the Pennsylvania Highway information association addressed the group also he summed up Pennsylvania roads and problems in one word Meas he blamed the general Assembly for causing Many of the problems in the past by allowing roads to remain under the care of Penn Dot and not local municipalities he also said the legislature was mistaken for letting Penn Dot Issue Bonds with no provision for future Revenue increases he also blamed the unionization of Public employees As a contributor to the of Penn Dot noting the state police in particular he said the fact that the state police Are paid partially out of the Penn Dot budget is a mistake in that Penn Dot has no control Over the state police or How the Money is used he said the state needs a substantial increase in the Gas tax if we Are to get better roads Milton Lopus state Secretary of Revenue and former Titusville redevelopment director addressed the group he stated that most people in the state think that taxes in Pennsylvania have risen since 1971 when in fact they have dropped he said the situation in which the state is finding itself now is not new and we have been Here before final speaker was r Budd Dwyer state senator from Crawford and Erie counties Dwyer listed three alternatives for Penn Dot first increased fees second reduced mileage and third the institution of tolls for expensive projects could help the state he said however that people cant see where All the Money going into Penn Dot is being used Dwyer said the common remark he hears from constituents is How can you ask us to provide More Money to Penn Dot when it goes to Philly and Pittsburgh Dwyer said it was a Lack of Road projects in this area which leads to that sentiment and he noted the numerous projects visible in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia area he termed Philadelphia As the biggest welfare client in Pennsylvania in a final remark by Dwyer which brought applause from the group he said the Federal government helped build the interstate system the Federal government should help maintain it letters supervisors have next move on Enterprise Bridge to the editor United Way reaches 92 per cent of goal the Titusville area United Way has reached 92 per cent of its goal with one week remaining in the 1978 Campaign at its five week report meeting on Friday the Titusville area United Way announced that it has raised the Campaign end on nov 4 before you insulate compare our Price workmanship guarantee we guarantee our insulation and installation for the life of the Home blown in insulation we now have 24 hour financing at your convenience right in your own Home when youre ready to ins Fafe Call linkerhof and Decker insulation contractors youll be Clad you did phone 8276084 520 w Hemlock Titusville a Bill Muirhead chairman of the 1978 Campaign told the Herald were very pleased with the fifth week report but we still have to raise an additional 18000 during the final week several key pledge cards remain out and if they come in As expected we can make our goal i Hope the volunteers with these cards will Complete their Calls promptly area United Way supports 12 local agencies american red Cross blood program associated charities boy scouts Community nursing family services childrens Aid society girl scouts meals on wheels salvation army Titusville Hospital Myca and the Owca the United Way office is located in room 209 colonel Drake Hole office hours Are 95 a treasurer is sentenced Mercer Paap for Mer Mercer county Deputy treasurer Margaret Mcneelege has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for embezzling nearly in county funds judge John Stranahan on Fri Day ordered mrs Mcneelege to repay the Money after she plead guilty to the crimes alleged to have occurred Over the last seven years mrs Mcneelege was sus Pended from her Job last july 15 and will serve the sentence at the state women prison in Lycoming county clarification editor of the Herald dear sir i both enjoyed and appreciated your editorial of october 17 entitled Domino tra again about Bob Speca the world record holding Domino wizard from the University of Pennsylvania however you printed some erroneous in formation in this editorial and i would like to Clear up your misunderstandings firstly the s55wdomino train did not make the guinness Book of world records the reason is that approximately 2700 dominoes did not fall Down although you said they did secondly that was not Homecoming weekend Homecoming is the game against Princeton on october 29 the Domino demonstration was part of a season Long attempt to draw More people to the when com pared to big ten schools unexciting Ivy league football games thirdly there Are three gymnasiums on the Perm Cam pus in none of these did the Domino train take place it was in the palestra which serves except for this event solely As a basketball court finally i would like to com mend you for not making the common mistake of thinking that All this happened at Perm state Catherine Locke the 76 u of p 80 Mayville Man is electrocuted a Mayville n y Man was electrocuted and his Stepson seriously injured wednesday when the aluminium Extension ladder they were using for Apple picking contacted a High voltage line in Pittsfield township Warren county William l Atkinson 40 of Mayville re 2 was pronounced dead on arrival at Warren Hospital and Kenneth Haley 13 of Mayville re 2 was listed in fair condition at the Buffalo Burn treatment Center thursday he has second and fourth degree Burns on his hands and feet the pair was picking apples on a property on Stilson Hill Road when the Accident happened Atkinson was moving the ladder to another Side of the Apple tree when it hit the nearby lines placing a Bridge Over the washed out Section on the Enterprise Tidioute Road for the Winter is apparently now up to the Southwest township supervisors a Telephone interview last night Independent 65th District House of representatives hopeful Charles Artinger a resident of Southwest township said the township supervisors have to take on the responsibility of any liability for the Bridge before it can be placed on the Roadway residents on the Enterprise Tidioute Road have been without a Bridge Ever since july 7 when High Waters of Pine Creek washed the Structure away Ever since that time residents and Public officials have asked for a temporary Structure for the Winter a new Bridge is scheduled to be constructed in the Spring at the site Artinger who is president of the fifth District taxpayers association told the Herald that Penny Jackson a resident of the Road and also a member of the association attempted to Contact the governors office yesterday but received no satisfaction Jackson then contacted Al Osbourne assistant District Engineer for pen dots Franklin office who told her the state and the Penn Dot office had already approved the temporary Structure and that it is now up to the supervisors the township supervisors would be liable for the Bridge but i dont think there is any big responsibility Artinger stated its their Job to take care of the people of Southwest township he added Osbourne had also contacted Warren county commissioner Jam is Marshall and informed him of the liability involved Osbourne also said if the supervisors approve the temporary Structure it can be placed on the Roadway in about two weeks Artinger suggested that if the township supervisors Are worried about liability they should Call a special meeting and let the people of Southwest township decide if they want the Bridge the next regular meeting of the supervisors is nov 5 at 7 pin professional Section behind its goal Roy Van Horn assistant to the superintendent of the tit Neville area schools has beaded the professional Section of the 1078 Titus vice area United Way drive this Section has been charged with raising f3soo of the United ways Overall goal the United Way has less than one week in which to raise this amount the close of the 1978 Campaign u Friday nov 4 in its five week report issued oct 28 the professional Section had raised or 46 per cent of its goal Van Horn is a native of Blawnox a he is a graduate of Aspinwall High school Slippery Rock state College and the University of Pittsburgh he has been associated with the Titusville area school District since 1940 except for a period during world War ii when he served in the Navy prior to his position As assistant to the superintendent Van Horn served As Titusville High school athletic director and Man charged in fatalities Erie Paap a Lyew old Erie county Man has bean charged with two Cuau of murder in connection with the traffic deaths of two Wattsburg men on Pennsylvania to tit week David grow of North but was charged Friday with the deaths of James Hoodie and Gary Mandaville both Roy Van Horn Hospital Breaks even in first Quarter by Ray Szalewicz Herald staff writer the Titusville Hospital ran just about dead even in the first Quarter of the current fiscal year according to Hospital administrator j Larry Heinike during the first Quarter a traditionally slow period for hospitals the Titusville facility posted a Rise in the Gross income of 44 per cent in the expenses of the Hospital Heinike said part of the reason for the High expenses during the Quarter is because the Hospital is gearing up for the Busy Winter months the Hospital has hired a Large number of registered nurses during the first Quarter and this added to the expenses Heinike said the Hospital is in Good shape because of the number of nurses recruited for the facility but he also stressed the Hospital is not out of the Woods there Are some Good indicators according to Heinike but there Are some areas which need More use the first Quarter occupancy rate in the Hospital was 6549 per cent compared with 5599 per cent for the same period in 1976 that was broken Down into a 427 per cent occupancy in obstetrics 657 per cent in the intensive care unit 775 per cent in the surgical floor 854 per cent in the medical floor and a poor 318 per cent in the paediatrics area for this reason the Hospital is actively engaged in recruiting and have already talked to about seven family practitioners in other matters the Hospital is planning a remodelling program for the nurses Home Heinike said this will be done during the months of january and february the reason for the renovation is to allow the business office medical records Section and maintenance to move into the Home thus freeing valuable space on the first floor which can be used for expansion of departments which Are now overcrowded Heinike died the emergency Roem As an example traffic plagues police Titusville police last night were having their problems with traffic jams on Spring Street with the Titusville High school final football game of the year scheduled for pm traffic was piling up Over an hour before the game the game traffic was not the Only problem however police discovered that traffic had been congested throughout the Day due to a Quick switch on the traffic Light at Franklin and Spring streets police estimated that the Light was changing every 25 seconds after contacting bus Evans City utilities supervisor police operated the Light manually to Clear the traffic about 7 pm however As game time approached traffic again was backed up All the Way to Perry St As Carter Field got a standing room crowd for the second week in a Row the estimated population of 1 the Western Arctic Herd of Caribou has dropped from 250000 to Between 60000 and 50000 Over the past six years says National geographic this crisis threatens the people in alaskan Inland villages where Hunters still depend heavily on Caribou for food in the Winter director of special services Van Horn has been Active in the Titusville area United Way for several years and was chairman of the Titusville area school employees solicitation last year Van Horn is a member of the presbyterian Church and he operates Pioneer ranch a Well known area Camp for boys problem with your Home arms Mam finance company Day or night 5897505 corp with eted Rica Plumbis Oil Tat farting Suttow pain tiny Sam Milf Toh flu Borj Romini 24hrs7dajs emergency service Titusville Jaycees Christmas Parade saturday november 26 Parade 1 am no entry fee r we would like to enter d d float horse unit marching unit d d band antique other All applications must be in by november 121977 in order to appear in Aradel your name or organization address phone 1 mail to Michael Platt 215 e Spruce St Tttus Volle a 16354 j prices effective Sanmon Quantity rights reserved not responsible for typed errors 11 am to sunday 4pm Jordans Pennzoil station 101 s Perry St phone 8276133 now open under specials management hours my tin fan 7 10 three car Accident two Persona were treated at Titusville Hospital following this Accident at the intersection of routes 8 and 408 at Hydetown yesterday afternoon treated and released at the Hospital were Vera l stack 65 of Oil City and Michele Slatter 23 of Titusville two of the Drivers police said the Accident occurred As a car operated by Bernard Propheter 39 of Center Lue stopped to make a left turn while headed North the Slatter vehicle stopped safely but the stack Auto slowed into the rear end of the Slatter car pushing it into the Propheter car severe damage was done to the stack and Slatter autos while minor damage was done to the Propheter car if you want a change vote for Alexis Mulchin candidate for City Council be sure to vote nov 81977 thank Jim our entire Stock of panelling plywood hardboard panelling 20 off All Vinyl floor covering so cd rubber backed carpet Many Beautiful prints 9 so cd w colonial Crossmuck combination Reg
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