Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines of the Past- Week of January 14, 1956
Borough Council Sets Up Budget For The Year 1956
Balance Sheet Includes Pay Raise for Cops
Millage Reduced from 30 ¾ To 20 ½ in New Budget
Acting on the basis of new state-mandated real estate and occupational valuations for tax purposes, the Kane borough council last night fixed a tentative budget of $182,273.01 for 1956.

Mt Jewett Bank Okays Big Loan to School Board
Members of the Mt Jewett school board and Mt Jewett National Bank board met at that place last night to discuss mutual problems with resultant action that the bank will grant a $7,000 loan to the distressed school organization.
R.J. Hetznecker, president of the Mt Jewett National Bank, stated that he is informing the Mt Jewett Board today that the bank will grant the loan subject to a school board resolution providing for repayment from the long overdue state aid.

‘Slaying Not Self Defense’
County Fights Appeal For Nathaniel Molson
Smethport- District Attorney Guy B Mayo said today that he definitely is opposing a move by Nathaniel Molson-central figure in Kane’s most sensational murder case- to have his life sentence commuted.
Molson, then 17, was convicted here on October 26, 1935, of first degree murder of William Campbell, 43, a janitor at Kane High School.

Kane Nips Bradford 54-50 Behind Gary Smith’s Fine Play
Big Gary Smith picked last night to play his finest game of the high school basketball season- and he couldn’t have picked a better night to sparkle. The 6’4” senior starred all the way as the Kane Wolves won a tense thriller from the Bradford Owls, 54-50, at Bradford.

One of Nation’s Oldest Kane Eagles To Observe 53rd Anniversary With Rites Sunday
Kane Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, today completed plans for its 53rd anniversary observance to be held in the lodge home on Chase Street, Sunday, January 22. The Kane aerie, established January 25, 1903 by approximately a score of Kane men, today has a membership well over the 1,900 mark.
Of the original group of members, only three are surviving. They are Charles F Hearst, of Kane; Charles Garrigan, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and W.H. Barido, of Charleston, W. Va.

Two-Way Radio Units Are Being Installed On Kane Fire Trucks
First phase of the long-discussed two-way radio equipment for fire units here developed yesterday with installation of a unit in the Rescue Hose company pumper.

Wetmore Township Aids Jointure Fiscal Plight
Gives $7,000 Without Loan
The Wetmore Township board has voted to advance $7,000 to the Kane Area Joint Schools to help defray expenditures during the fiscal tangle in Harrisburg.

Plea of Two In Beer Robbery Case Altered Because of Snow Fall
‘Fantastic’ is a big word with lots of meaning. But it’s about the only adjective which adequately tells the story of the final clean-up on the recent Bizzak Brothers beer robbery on North Fraley Street.
Chief Bernard Rose said this morning that the fourth suspect in the case has been identified- a local area boy in his early teens. Three others suspects have already been charged. Two of them changed their pleas after Chief Rose reminded the men that there was fresh snow on the ground on the night of the robbery and there were no tracks of a vehicle at the rear of the building-only footprints. They claimed they had been at the scene to prevent a robbery—that they spotted a jeep at the rear of the beer warehouse and could probably identify two Elk County men who were robbing the place.