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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 11, 1948, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand Copies 7 McKEAN Colored Comic Section MOCRAT VOLUME 72 ESTABLISHED SMETHPORT PA THURSDAY NOV 11 1948 PER YEAR No 46 Kane State Police Gives Report for October Period No Fatal Accidents Listed in McKean County During Month State Police from the Kane sub- station investigated 19 accidents in McKean County during October an increase of four over the previous month according to the monthly re- port of Lieut Prank L Garnow commanding Troop C Pennsylvania State Police with headquarters in Punxsutawney There were no fatal accidents during the month as compared to one in September Total property damage amounted to A statistical breakdown of these October showed three accidents injuring six persons 11 accidents in which no injuries re- but property damage ed to or more five with no injuries and property damage under Cause of accidents were listed as Traveling too fast for conditions traveling on wrong side of road failing to signal being drunk lowing too close failing to yield the right of way cutting in front of another car in passing failing to have vehicles in good repair Other activities of the Stale Police I barracks included seven criminal Investigations involving 164 hours work recovery of a stolen vehicle 29 traffic arrests and 27 requests for assistance DESCRIBES PERILS IN S H S Team Debates at Rotary Meeting Monday No Meeting Next Monday Joint Session With Port Thursday A group of five Smethport High school students under the direction of Miss Rose Napolitan teacher of commercial subjects and sponsor of the debating club entertained the Rotarians Monday noon with a de- bate on the Resolved that world government is necessary for world peace Courtney Howe acted as moderator presenting James Winslow and Ronald Johnston for SALEM Carlos Ballon the and Shirley of Fork Ky just relumed j and Edward running for the from Palestine Is greeted by navy young people I secretary John Sullivan at the Pentagon Ballon told newsmen that life of the V S consul eral in Palestine had been ened 24 times in the past three months School Operetta Pleases Many Large Audience Present At School Auditorium Special Rally at Baptist Church Amsterdam Churchman Will Address Meeting Dr Paul Jackson recently returnee from the International Council meet ing at Amsterdam Holland wll speak in the Regular Baptish churcl of Smethport on Sunday Nov at the morning worship service a 11 a m the evening service at and a Union service at 3 p m Dr Jackson has been elected as a member of the Execu live committee of the Council of Christian Churches anc will bring first-hand information from this great council meeting The International Council came into be- ing as a result of the Amsterdan meeting this summer at which the American Council of Christian Churches met with other Evangelical Christians of the world Tlie Council organized to enable Evangelical Christians to accomplish tasks that can better be done in operation than separately including joint witness to the glorious grace oi Christ the Saviour and steadfast testimony to precious souls against denials or distortions of the historic Christian faith The Council is a voice of Christians in opposition to the modernistic con- Federal Council of Churches The Work of Evangelism Home and Foreign Missions Christian tion Radio and Army and Navy Chaplains is their program Many churches in this area will be represented at the afternoon American Council Rally Special music from the community will also be on the program Approach Being Laid to New Filling Station H B O'Connor had n force of men busy the past several days laying a cement approach from Main street to the proposed new filling station to be built by Charles Harvey at the corner of Fulton and Main streets The approach which extends from the building to the corner will lake tile place of the sidewalk in front of the ty and Is seventeen and one-half feet deep Mrs Elizabeth Swetman Observes 95th Birthday Mrs Elizabeth of loo N Y who Is making mi ed visit at the home of her ler Mrs John of St observed her birthday ary Wednesday The three-act operetta Tom directed by Mrs Margaret Maenhout was presented to a large and appreciative audience last day evening at the high school The various scenes of the play included at mid- night pirate island the big cave and the picturesque and real Harold Reynolds as Tom Sawyer was a real American boy full of pranks and ideas as was ry Finn portrayed by Joel Gamble the homeless boy and Tom's best friend deserve commendation for their fine portrayal of these two well known characters All others were outstanding in their respective parts Among those were Kristine Johnson Gerry man Sue Spanogle Louise Van Zandt John Dragoone Lynn Doug- las Jane Hamilton Duane Elliott Billy Digel Tommy Johnson Don McDermott Lloyd O Hackett Donald Mary Lou Burlingame Jim Fleeger and ine Walker The above took the parts of the Village Girls Village Boys tons Sun Flowers and Old Men The four numbers sung by the Senior High Girls Chorus and the Vested Choir between the acts were exceptionally well rendered ed their points of view very and engaged in an ing round table discussion after the close of their formal affirmative held that a world must supplant the existing United Nations Organization if war is to be abolished and atomic power controlled The negative took the position that such a move involved too great a risk to America and that the secret of the atom bomb must be kept by America as a means of preventing war Larry Larson ol the Fellowship committee introduced the ing Colonel Pepper of tin Minn Harry Garvin of ford C W Lillibridge reported that three Rotarians had made up for absence They are Robert Digel at Port Allegany O Albert Johnson and Chris Felt at Mt Jewett Vice-president Wilbur Best pre- sided at the meeting He announced that the club will not meet next Monday but will meet on Thursday evening Nov 18 at in the Colonial Hotel will be a joint meeting with the Port Allegany club Smethport Rotarians should inform E J whether or not they will be present nt the Local Chamber of Commerce Held Meeting Tuesday Group Will Distribute Maps Showing Hunting Facilities of Section The above picture shows the directors of the Keating Township Community Chest their first deposit of of Chest funds in the night depository vault of he Hamlin Bank and Trust Company in Smethport Since the first deposit several workers have reported mid at present the total receipts Ve at of the total budget of Several workers have not completed their work date of the drive was senior November 7th but work will be continued on the drive lor another week Wi Biery e Pictured are reading left to right Mrs Agnes Ross East Smethport Charles Morrow rs Howard Brown Gilford Carl W Johnson ormsby Eugene Very East Dan Burns olf Run Prank Barry Coleville James Mclntyre C R Cyclone and John Studio East Smethport Minstrel Show Tomorrow Night Show Will be Given at Smethport High School Auditorium Cub Scouts On Hike Last Sunday Plan Parade of Achievements Nov 22 Thirty Cub Scouts enjoyed a hike last Sunday afternoon to Devil's Den in company with their Den Master Seth Digel Den Chiefs old and Carl Berg and Den Mother Mrs Lauren Mix Scout Malcolm and Scout Billy Digel also accompanied the group After exploring the rocks and erns the group assembled on top of the rocks A fire was built and n wiener roast enjoyed A tired but happy group returned home about o'clock Each Den met Tuesday after school at the homes of their tive Den Mothers Plans were made tor the parade of achievements to nkc place at the next pack meeting scheduled for Nov 22 Meat Market Buys Blue Ribbon Baby Beef C J Sons were ho high bidders and buyers of a trim steer nt the Pittsburgh stock Show Thursday Nov 4 The steer was fed under the 4-H Hub program nnd will be ed nnd shown today Thursday nt i p m at the White Hawk Beef Provision Co retail market on Main street Eldred All nrc invited to be present nnd lew this beautiful of 4-H Club members from nearby expected to bo present Tanner Infant Dies at Hospital Son of Turtle Point Couple Was 2 Days Old Roy Tanner infant son of Mr and Mrs Roy Tanner of Turtle Point died at the Bradford Hospital last Thursday morning at o'clock The Infant was born Nov 2 1948 Surviving him besides his parents his grandparents Mrs Wilcox of Bradford and Mr and Mrs John Tanner of Smethport 2 and a sister ith Ann Tanner Funeral services were held at the home of his grandmother Friday morning at 10 o'clock Tlie Rev Berthold Jacksteit pastor of First Baptist Church Bradford ed and interment was in McKean Memorial Park The East Teacher Association will present an- other of their popular Minstrel Shows in the Smethport High school I auditorium Friday night at 8 o'clock It will be an original production j directed by Mrs Prank Newhouse Mrs Walter Kleisath and Ar- thur Cooper Dancing by Russell Wells will be one of the features Gamble will be the in- I and the end men are Ar- j thur Cooper Gene Very Donald Ross Robert Cooper Warren inson Bickford Richard Hyde and Prank Newhouse Members of the circle are Mrs Allen Ross Mrs Bernard Vossler illiam Mrs Laverne Stewart Mrs Will Cooper Miss Witter Walter Tanner Leo Hackett and Herbert Watson Mrs Louis Hull is the pianist Social Security Agent Will Be in Bradford The field representative of the Federal Social Security tion Office at DuBois will conduct the regular itinerant station in the Pennsylvania Employment Service Official Votes Tabulated Kindergarten Will Open Next Monday In Temple Club for Children of Smethport 18 Children are Enrolled A new kindergarten will open on Monday Nov 15 at the Temple Club with some eighteen work including clay modeling case work construction and painting The main subjects o children enrolled and more arc ex- I will be art language am Tlie instructor in charge will be Mrs C R McKalip who is well qualified for the position She is a graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers College and was nn in- prior to her marriage She music Together with all of Dies and other types of study the child by the end of the year will be digital for reading readiness and for tin first work Ruth Andrus Chief of Bureau o Child and Parent Ed also taught a kindergarten group at nl her home for two years This plan of having a ten operate under the Slate Course of Study was discussed recent meetings of the Teacher Association relative muscles their minds or their whether or not the local PTA should j thus giving them the feeling of sponsor an there is no article states lhat who have not had some training are exposed to harmful when they enter First gradi as usually organized as they arc Dewey Carried County With Lead The McKean County Board of Elections Saturday released the of- vote tabulations for the ty for Tuesday's election They rhythm hind I early in thei stite supporting the kindergarten that j lo witi will be organized next Monday The lo ola school officials lavor this plan abilities and dualities to lean pcr cent but the problem seems to makc ns be to obtain an organization that and as groups through will back it that is to be responsible play are all vital daily ex- for some of the expense involved in fnr children setting up the correct u u under the State Course of S has fur anc pnr y cuts lo band together to stop this Parents of pre-school children we i practice of the arc informed are welcome to attend j olds if arc to have safe happy any of the sessions of the and active lues nt school arten class whether or not they j The school board has have children enrolled thus j eel thai if the of ing for themselves the work lhat they are interested in a by the Instructor The detinue system for average program for the clay will I kindergarten for they be somewhat as follows although u will seriously consider making it a is free guided play period I purl ol the school another music period and year thus ol no expense to the Office Kennedy St Bradford D Prog 108 Stale Barber R 121 Lane D Prog I on Tuesday Nov 16 from a m to p m Women who marry after they cure their social security cards should have their names changed on the records of the Social Security Administration A new card with the same number but showing the cor- rect name will be issued upon plication Aged County Home Guest Found Missing since p in day of last week William thorne 85 a guest at the County Home was found by Thursday evening nt Cranberry eight miles southeast of Franklin The aged man was hitchhiking at tho time he was apprehended cording to State Police nt SON BORN IN KANE A son was born to Mr and Mrs nt Community Hospital on Monday November 8 Auditor General Heyburn 10.047 Black D Palmer 131 Congressman Rich Rich 145 McGowan Dl Berber Adams iDi Representative in General bly ID McClain ID Mrs Holder Observed Birthday Date Mrs W i Holder her birthday anniversary at her home on Franklin street Sunday The day was quietly observed wilh members of her family OK TIIK KING The Daughters of tho King of the St Luke's church met Wednesday evening at the parish house esses were Mrs Herman Grabe and Mrs Stark story period dramatization and j nl Hie child uf that Covered Dish Luncheon At Travelers Club The program nt the regular bi- McKean Chapter Met With Mrs Cody The November of McKean weekly meeting of the i Chapler Daughters of the Club for Saturday ean Revolution was held at the home 13 includes a covered dish luncheon Mrs H II Cody wilh the Renent at 1 o'clock with Anna C R McKalip and C F Fell Jr the committee in charge The program deals The Pre- servation of Democracy Through Our of It's Mrs 1C A tcr Mrs Win It's Mrs Laura Van Russell Wells Kept Busy Doing Act and Mrs Russell L Wells of Main street attended the man's Ball held In Bradford day evening Mr Wells look pan in the floor show with his tumbling tnp act On Wednesday evening he presented his routine at the ford theatre and on Friday night he will entertain nt the Smethport school when the strel Show Is presented Mrs K i Puller presiding Routine business was transacted and read excerpts from the Bulletin Miss Carrie A Day an account of the erection ol the Murker and read report of the General Washington inns were ed by Mrs Cody assisted by her Mrs Lawrence William Elected President of Fraternity William Potter a junior at College was re- cently elected president of his Sigma Alpha His brother John a member of tlir same fraternity was elected as a delegate to attend a fraternity meeting nt Gettysburg College this E J president of the Chamber of Commerce announced nt the conclusion of Tuesday night's meeting that the maps sponsored by the organization showing in complete detail the ing facilities of this area soon will be available for distribution The project Is expected to late hunters and tourists to this sei lion of Pennsylvania The maps wl be available prior to the deer hunt ing season It was announced Treasurer A E Quirk read th treasurer's report and It was ac as read William E Ken general chairman of the street open ing celebration program reported o the dedication and also announce a plan lhat was hoped would creak business for the borough of Smeth port The Chamber of Commerce wen on record nt the meeting as endora ing the blood typing sponsored b the Smethport Volunteer Fire DC The committee named to head th Christmas decorations arc Georg Sharro Joseph Herbert C Larson R K Palmer and Howar C O'Connor Legion Auxiliary Earns Citation For Unit Activities Auxiliary Members Vote to Hold Danve November 24 James Hackett Is Eagle Scout Son of Local Couple Advanced at Court Scout James Hackett old son of Mr and Mrs Leo Racket of East Smethport received th Eagle Scout badge at Parents Nigh Court of Honor held at the Mcth Church in Shinglehouse las Thursday evening Scout Hackett a member of Explore Post No 57 o Shinglehouse is also a grandson o Mr and Mrs James Hackett o East and Mr and Mrs Harry Russell of Shinglehouse where he resides D D Scout Executive of Elk Lick Council presented the badge in an impressive ceremony in which James also pinned a ture Eagle pin on his grandmother Mrs Russell James C Morgan president of the Mansfield State Teachers College and a past president of the Genera Sullivan Scout Council was guest speaker for the occasion which was preceded by a dinner Legion Basketball League Formed Eight Area Clubs Will Take Part At a meeting of the athletic com- of the Council of American Legion held Tuesday evening in Smethport the league was reorganized Lloyd of Crosby is directing the Included in the league will be Emporium Smethport Mt Jewett Wilcox Johnsonburg Coudersport Otto and Mr and Dave Johnson Mt Jewett will meet next week o draw up a schedule The league expected to open in December lit and llun Driver damages Automobile State Police officials and Acting of Police Irvin McCarthy of are a search for hit anil run driver that struck n car on Main street Tuesday light According to officials the hit and un driver struck the rear section f an automobile belonging to Dr I E Hockenberry while parked on street damaging the machine o the extent of approximately ON BIRTHDAY Pauline Gallup and Miss Gallup entertained nt n evening nt their homo their L B Gallup n his 70th birthday anniversary Catherine Anderson president of the Post 138 American ion Auxiliary Tuesday night an- that the Smethport group had received a citation from the State Department for promoting unit activities during the past year Auxiliary members voted to hold a dance on Wednesday evening Nov 24 and named to the committee were Mrs Tillie Smith Mrs Gertrude Rice Mrs trude Rifle Helen Raszmann and Jacqueline Konstanty Gifts for Christmas were sent to the State Department to be for- warded to veterans in hospitals and also plans were made for a mas party for members of the and the husbands on Dec 13 at p m Named to the committee In charge of the party were Mrs Vera Hull Lena Johnson Lucy Johnson Jane Laura Nichols Grace Ross Leonore Willson and Marion Potter Following the business meeting were served by Mrs Ann Clark Mrs Nellie Herriman Mrs Grace Stevens and Mrs Penn There were 35 members present Smethport Sport Fans Form Club Group Met Last Night At Hose House The formation of a Saturday Night Quarterback to further and to promote athletics In port High school took place night at a meeting held at the Hose House by a group of in- persons The meeting was called for 8 o'clock and was under the ary chairmanship of Dr Fritz ther Membership It was pointed out Is open to men and women who are Interested in the sports at the local school Lt Clair Griffin Called To Active Duty First Lieut Clair Griffin a jer of the Marine Officers Reserve Corps received notice this week to to Camp LeJeune N C or assignment to active duty Lt Griffin will leave Sunday and Mrs Griffin and son will leave in about i week During World War II Lt Griffin about four years in the ic theater of operations at Iwo Jima and Guam returning here to his ionic about three years ago Ferry Nelson Transferred To Olean Hospital Jerry Nelson who has been a polio patient in Meyer Memorial Buffalo N Y for about our weeks has been transferred to St Francis hospital Olean N Y His parents Mr and Mrs Don C kelson went to Buffalo Wednesday nd brought their son by ambulance jo the hospital for further Jerald Canaan Commission Midshipman Gerald C Canaan on of of Smethport rho Is stationed at the U S Mr Training Base nt has been commissioned Mid- Lieutenant He will ate from training Nov 5 and will enter basic flight ig He service In June t this year RECEIVES HIGH Mrs C J O'Neill of Nelson street as returned from Pittsburgh where ic received tho Degree of Honor i the President Club of Mrs O'Neill Is n Past ent of Review No 8 of tho Association el Bradford
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