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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Copies T 8 Page Colored Comic Section MOCRAT LUME 73 ESTABLISHED mi PA THURSDAY JANUARY 13 1949 PEE YEAR No 2 Budget Expenses at Council Reduces Rate From to Four Mills Borough Council meeting In an adjourned session Monday night formulated a budget that calls for a reduction in the paving fund bond millage rate The tive schedule reduces the bond rate from seven to four mills with the general fund millage to be ed at eight The budget for the coming year lists net expenditures at with being consumed by the Electric Fund General fund out- lays are estimated to cost interest on and redemption of ing bonds and street tenance Contemplated receipts for the Electric fund are expected to make possible a transfer surplus to the General fund Final approval of the proposed budget is expected after legal and time requirements are met sometime next month Council also James A McCabe as chief of police Seth Norman as superintendent of the Electric department and Glen cer as assistant superintendent of the Electric department Present at the meeting were dent Glenn and men C L Burt Fred ton Wright Donald Peterson Fred Herriman and L C Robey Jr and Burgess John A lindholm Norwich Grange Installs Officers Robert Heads Nearby Twp Group Norwich Grange No 2018 held a meeting Monday evening at 8 o'clock at their meeting place in Crosby Officers for this year were installed by Deputy Ellas Smith t The following were Master Robert Overseer Ben Benson Stewart Donald Com- es Lecturer Gertrude Green lain Sarah Sweetapple Assistant Stewart Helen Treasurer Norma Secretary Herbert keeper Marry McDade Pomona Jennie Benson Ceres Pearl Conley Flora Sadie Zetwick Lady Assistant Stewart Rose Finance Committee George Winslow Earl Grinolds and Arnold Sweetapple There were 29 members present Deputy and Mrs Ellas Smith and Mr and Mrs John Peeler were guests from Keating Grange and Kenneth Raszmann and John Peeler entertained the group with several musical selections Amel W Sandeen County School Official Dies Funeral services were held afternoon in Bradford for Amel W Sandeen 75 The Rev Paul H McKee pastor of the First church officiated Burial was in McKean Memorial Park Mr Sandeen dean of McKean County school directors had been a member of the Bradford Township for 35 years and for 10 years president of the Kean County School Directors sociation He is survived by his wife two sons and two daughters and two sisters Baptist Church Bible Conference Continues The two week Bible Conference which is being held at the Baptist Church will continue through the week to Sunday evening Jan IB Rev C H Gray Bible teacher and evangelist has been speaking each evening on different Bible subjects The subjects on which he will speak in the concluding services are as a Christian Sins a Truly Born Again Child of God Be Sunday 11 a Is Jesus Christ p Jesus The people of the community are to attend the Bible ence L A O'Laughlin Elected Chief Of Fire Dept Others Named at Annual Meeting Held Thursday Night L A O'Laughlin was elected chief of the Smethport Fire ment for the coming year at a Ing of the organization held day night in the hose house Mr O'Laughlin who has iously served several terms in the office R M Dunn who declined renomination Other officers elected George Brown first assistant chief Howard Wright second assistant chief W L Pierotti Jr third chief Lauren Mix fourth assistant chief Fred Heinlein ident Charles Megivern vice dent W L Pierotti Sr secretary Guy McCoy treasurer H J Lee trustee for three years and Alford Bush admiral of the fire fleet President Heinlein named A Z Hileman Charles Megivern and Howard Wright to the Auditing com- Fred Biever L A lin and Harry Tarbox to the Park Israel Starsky Kenneth Chase and E H Botsford to the Grievance committee Alford Bush to the Finance committee and W L Pierotti Jr Gerard Eckert Jack Sinclair Myron Tessena and ard O'Connor to the Entertainment committee It was announced that those sons who had their blood typed 01 Dec 19 in a program sponsored by the department would receive type cards within the next few days annual banquet of the will be held on Thursday Feb 3 it was reported County and Local Offices To Be Filled This Tear Primary Election Will Be Held Sept 13 General Election Nov 8 Local Pastor Rotary Speaker Sees Rotary Motto As Cure of World Ills A check of election records at the court house reveals that McKean County offices to be filled in 1949 include a county treasurer a county controller and two jury ers All in the county will nominate and elect candidates for a number of jobs in this cipal election year The primary election will be held September 13 and the general tion will be November 8 Treasurer R E Youngquist of I Kane Is legally ineligible to succeed himself and no appointment has been made by Governor Duff to the controllership post since the torate voted to establish the office in the 1947 primary The present jury commissioners are Mrs Mabel A Beatty and Frank Cantwell of Bradford Bradford City voters will choose three councilmen two school tors and six constables while Kane Borough will elect a burgess four councilmen four constables two school directors an auditor and a tax collector Eldred Lewis Run Ml Jewett Port Allegany and Smethport will each select a burgess four councilmen two school tors a tax collector an auditor and a constable A justice of the peace will be selected by the of Mt Jewett and Port gany respectively The 15 townships in the county will elect two school directors a supervisor an auditor an tax and a constable with justices to be named in Annin es Corydon Foster Hamilton fayette Liberty Norwich Sergeant and Townships ly Residents of the county eligible to register who have not done so may comply with the registration law by appearing at the McKean County Commissioners office from now until July 23 Petitions for the primary may be circulated after June 24 and must be filed by July 23 Conductor and Soloist at Concert The Rev C O Thunberg of Port Allegany pastor of Ansgarius eran church Smethport advised members of the Smethport Rotary club at their weekly meeting day noon at the Colonial Hotel that the salvation of the world lies in prayer and religious pursuits Tlie Port Allegany minister cipal speaker at the meeting which was attended by 30 persons stated that war had proven to be a failure in achieving peace and that sal adoption of the Rotary motto Service Above would achieve the desired aims of peace-loving people everywhere Rotarian guests present included James H Isherwood of Port gany and Earl McLaughlin and H D Redfield both of Eldred President Leonard B Johnson pre- sided Scout Council Annual Meeting Banquet Jan 29 The annual business meeting and banquet of the Elk Lick Council Boy of America serving boys in McKean Potter and Cameron counties will be held at the cafeteria Emporium at 5 p in Jan 29 The principal er will be Judson O Jusell Deputy Regional Scout Executive of this area This activity will be of special in- terest to registered mid parents of scouts but nil persons who nrc interested in boys arc urged to attend Tickets may be purchased from the various district chairmen or directly from the scout office at 61 Main St Bradford Reservations must be made prior to Jan 20 Catholic Daughters of America will hold a meeting Iho Odd Fellows hall at o'clock Thursday evening Jan 13 Mrs Richard Raymond and her tee will serve the dinner East Smethport PTA Meeting C W Lillibridge Guest Speaker C W Lillibridge retired tendent of McKean County schools was guest speaker at a meeting held Monday evening of last week of the East Smethport sociation Mr Lillibridge in his talk urged members to adopt a policy of conservation of natural resources to preserve the nation John Biery supervising principal of the Keating Twp schools pre- sented two moving picture films one of which was descriptive of land Vocal solos were sung by Mrs Laverne Stewart and Neil Douglas two readings were delivered by Mrs Alan Ross and Mrs Stewart played two piano solos during the program It was announced by President i Frank Newhouse that the next ing would be held February 7 A covered dish supper was served at o'clock preceding the ness meeting The Executive committee and the teachers acted on the committee in charge of arrangements Bernard Rivka Mandelkern Smethport High School Will Be Host to District Musicians Motor Club Asks Delay in Gas Tax Increase Now Country Club Officers Decide On New Building New Club House Feet Will Replace One Destroyed by Fire At a meeting of the officers and directors of the Smethport Country Club held Wednesday evening of last week the board authorized the construction of a club house to re- place the one destroyed by fire ly on the morning of December 6 The cost of the new building is at Tentative plans presented call for a one-story structure with basement to be erected on a new site which will afford members a view of the entire course Construction is uled to besin on or before April 1 with completion date set for July 1 The main floor of the new ing 48 by 60 will contain club rooms and the basement will house the pro shop and locker room Plans have also been made to erect a temporary clubhouse on the site of the destroyed building with occupancy scheduled for the ing of the approaching golf season to serve on the Building committee James McElhattan and Alex McKay with other bers to be chosen later The com- has 10 days lo make final building plans Other action taken by the Sheriff Wm Reese Releases McKean Co Jail Statistics Twenty-two More Prisoners Received in 1948 Than in 1947 Crime is on the increase in Kean County it was indicated when Sheriff William M Reese released McKean County on statistics for 1948 The total number of prisoners re- jumped from 242 in 1947 to aSi last year with time served aging 18.27 against 28.30 days In 1948 Both years showed a heavy in- crease over 1944 the first year of Sheriff Reese's tenure when 178 prisoners served 2850 days an age confinement of 16.1 days In 1948 the daily average was 20.43 the greatest number of inmates in one day was 27 and the lowest ber was 14 of admissions during the year indicates that 21 persons were incarcerated on January 1 There were 77 confinements ordered by Aldermen and Justices of the Peace 72 held Investigation lation of parole escapees from other institutions etc 58 held for trial and further hearing 34 sentenced by the court including bench rants and two miscellaneous During the period 58 gained their tors included the of freedom because of expiration of Pat Burke as Those present at the meeting in- H D Redfield president Robert A Digel C L Burt Robert Apple Joseph P Willson J P givern James McElhattan Alex Kay and the secretary A Z Yule Lighting Report Given Saturday Last Day for 1948 Dog Licenses R E Youngquist County urer announced that dog owners have until January 15 to secure 1949 licenses Mr Youngquist said that all dogs six or more months of age require tags and that owners face If new licenses arc not chased by the Jan 14 deadline The licenses are available at county treasurers office In the court house DAUGHTER HORN IN Mr and Mrs John Keller of grove arc parents of a daughter born Saturday at the Kane Community hospital General Meeting of C of C February 15 The Directors of the Smethport Chamber of Commerce held a at the Colonial Hotel Tuesday night It was announced at the monthly meeting that had been ed from donations from merchants which will defray the cost of the street light were purchased by the body prior to the Christmas holidays A general meeting of the will be held oh Feb 15 for which lime a prominent speaker hns been secured Present at Tuesday night's ing were President E J treasurer E A Quirk secretary H J Lee mid directors Robert land Frank 13 Fay nnd Thomas Sullivan NKW LIGHTING SYSTEM Leonard 13 Johnson Is having a new system Installed In his pharmacy on Main SI Twelve new fluorescent light fixtures are being add which will Rive plenty of light In slore room The Palmer fric Cn has the contract for in- the fixtures NORWICH TO The Norwich Township Teacher Association will meet at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening Jim 14 sentence 45 cases were discharged by aldermen and justices of the peace 35 were released by the court 26 were paroled 19 were transferred to other institutions 18 were bailed out four paid fines and costs and were released and there were 42 discharged for miscellaneous sons Drunk and disorderly and dis- orderly conduct charges were the cause of 97 arrests 22 persons were arrested for contempt there were 10 fugitives from other states and counties there were 11 juvenile cases and an equal number of persons charged with larceny of motor j hides including without knowledge of consent of the owner 10 larceny coses 7 cases of assault and battery aggravated assault and assault with intent to ravish 30 drunken drivers 10 desertion and Directors of County Club Held Meeting in Port Allegany Directors of the McKean County Motor Club at a meeting held in I Port Allegany Thursday took un- animous action in asking the Pennsylvania Motor Federation that no increase in the gasoline tax be enacted until a complete survey of the present highway system be made The directors went on record to notify the Pennsylvania Motor that relative to Governor Duff's proposal on gasoline taxes the two following recommendations be 1 The legislature be urged to postpone any increase in the ent rate of gasoline tax until a complete survey of the Pennsylvania highway system is made and that such a survey be made by an pendent and impartial agency to include examination of the highway maintenance and facilities of the comparable economy of the various materials now being used of the actual need for Immediate future improvements based upon and c with the urgency and needs of the various communities ing benefits from highway fund ex- j of present construction costs and the possible advisability of waiting periods on some projects which might take advantage of de- clining building costs and other factors which may be deemed ad- for the benefit of the way users of the state and as may be determined by such a survey 2 That the Pennsylvania Motor Federation be asked to draw up an outline of the principal objectives which would make such a survey effective In the Interest of motorists in general and that this proposal be presented to the Pennsylvania legislature through the PMF committee Guest speakers at the meeting in- cluded J B Fisher president of the Kendall Refining Co and Russel A Keck vice president in charge of sales of the Kendall Refining Co Both presented the views of the oil industries in opposition of the posed increase in gasoline taxes In the commonwealth Directors from Smethport present at the meeting were D field and Frank B Fay Julia Tretton 93 Died in Olean Funeral Services Were Held Tuesday Morning Funeral services for Miss Julia A two cases of forgery j Tretton 93 who died at the home Bernard Mandelkern Will Be Guest Conductor At Concert To Be Given in Smethport High School Auditorium Saturday Night at 8 O'clock Last evening Smethport started playing the role host to young high school musicians who will take part in the Central District Orchestra Festival being held at the local high school auditorium Saturday evening The site was chosen several weeks ago and the participants who have been chosen from several dred names will come from 44 cities and towns In the 14 counties com- prising this district Housing and registration were taken care of Wednesday evening and from to this morning Rehearsals fu under way this morning with a finch period Annual Meeting of St Luke's Parish Financial Reports Given and Election Of Officers Held The annual meeting of St Luke's Episcopal parish was held at the parish house Monday evening with the rector the Rev Rodney F Cobb presiding and E A Morrison acting as secretary Miss Dorn Keenan re- ported for St Mary's Chapter Daughters of the King and the tar Guild Memorial Fund Mrs Esther Burdick nnd Miss Carrie lello reported for St Guild artel Miss Dora Keenan for St Christopher's Guild The rector had prayers in commemoration of Mrs W E Van Dyke who had died during the year Mrs E G Potter read Mrs C E report for the Woman's Auxiliary and Miss Carrie reported for Church School from to at the school teria Tlie dinner hour for today and Saturday Is 5 o'clock with rehearsals again In the evening starting at and ending at 9 and a leisure period until 10 o'clock when the musicians are scheduled to retire for the night On Friday rehearsals start at a m with lunch at and a student concert at p m At there will be a rest period with re- from 3 to 5 when dinner is again scheduled and rehearsal at 7 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy so entertainment in the form of a dance and party Friday evening will tOA festive touch to the tedious preparation On Saturday rehearsals will begin at 9 a m with lunch at 12 and a tlle movie with an excursion to the oil fields scheduled for 5 fraudulent check cases 5 indecent exposure open etc 2 ar- rests for murder and two for bery 4 surety of the 2 con- for violation the Uni- of Mr and Mrs Clair Holding in Olean on Saturday were held in St i Elizabeth's Catholic church day morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev Fr Urban S Barrett officiating Building Shelter at Ice Skating Rink form Firearms Act 5 for violation Burial was made in St Elizabeth's of the Vehicle Code and 20 j Cemetery arrests Pallbearers were A E Quirk F Fay L A James Charles Megivern nnd neth Chase Miss who was born in Ireland on February 1855 lived The State Oil Refining I in nnd vicinity lor over Corp with the 50 years She moved from here The treasurer Redfield B Gillett gave the treasurer's report for the year 1948 showing a grand total of money handled during the year amounting to the Income from plate collections being from pledges and from in- terest paid out for current expenses for special parochial expenses and for work outside the ish The rector reported 5 baptisms 5 marriages and 11 burials 183 lic celebrations of Holy Communion 24 private for the sick and shut-in 84 other Sunday services and 103 other week clays services n total of 394 services in the parish during the year 1048 the total attendance be- ing being 335 more than In 1947 and averaging 186 per week The number of Communions made in 1948 was being 170 more than in 1947 and averaging 73 per week The rector reported 614 calls made 215 calls received 70 sermons preached by himself 153 meetings attended 22 Religions Education classes taught 22 choir rehearsals conducted 33 other instructions and 9 addresses In addition there were 63 services held at St Matthew's Church Eldred and 38 at St eph's Church Port Allegany with a total attendance in those missions of nnd total Communions of 811 and 122 calls made by him In missions 8 meet ings nnd 38 preached by himself The vestry was re-elected and consists of Orlo J Guy Coy Ralph E Burdick Harry G German E G Potter Redfield B Gillett E A Morrison C E En- berg and D Redfield At the meeting of the vestry following the parish meeting the officers were ns Senior den Mr junior Rosenkavalier Saturday afternoon Dinner again at 5 and the concert will begin at 8 o'clock Saturday evening Mr supervisor of in- strumental music in the local school stated that the following program will be presented with the known Bernard Mendelkern as guest conductor a left-handed violinist will be guest soloist Star Spangled Smith Conducted by Garth Russian and Conducted by Chas Festive Host Symphony in D Minor No Schuman Zigeunerweisen Sarasate Mandelkern and Orchestra Strauss Three Fantastic Allegretto Allegretto First Movement from Symphonic Espagnole Lalo Rivka Mandelkern with Eva Rautenberg at the piano Contredanses No Beethoven Revival Fantasy Norton Gould Little David Play On Your Harp AH God's Got Wings Steel Away Were You Continued On Page Three Mrs James Lawlon Died Monday Funeral Services Will Be Held This Afternoon Council Is building a shelter lo be used at the ice skating rink in East Wafer St The building lOx 12 in size is of all steel construction and will be used by the skaters as a place to change their skates nnd to keep out of the cold Hie ing will he illuminated nnd of proof construction The shelter will be on skids nnd can be moved when not In use at the rink COACHES MEETING The Downtown Conches club will meet at 8 o'clock Monday evening January 7th at the hose house about three nnd a half years ngo her most recent home in Deprived of her from early childhood Miss Tretton eight yenrs In n school for flic blind in Philadelphia she the Braille system music other courses The final survivor of n family ol 10 children Miss Tretton was an accomplished musician the first organist at St Mary's church In She Is survived by several nieces and nephews Edith Grace of James O Lawton of Willow St died at the Mountain Clinic Olean Monday Mr treasurer Mr Gillett I evening after being a patient there only since Monday morning Mrs had been ill at her home for about three weeks The deceased was born in Ceres N V the daughter of the late liam nnd Hounds Harmon Mr and Mrs Lawton were ried at Little Genesee March 13 nnd before moving the port 32 years ago resided at Dells Run and In to her husband Mrs Lawton Is survived by two brothers Harmon of and John Harmon of Ceres Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at o'clock nl the Methodist church In with the Rev Moody minister ot the Methodist church secretary and assistant treasurer Mr Morrison The finance tee consists of Mi1 Mr Coy and Mr he property committee of Mr Mr click nnd Mr the ushering committee of Mr Potter Mr field and the Bishop's Men headed by Fred The vestry voted to entertain the choli to dinner nl a Inter time Norwich Grange Will Dedicate New Hall Norwich No sold of Crosby will dedicate new during a group on Mill at 8 o'clock W Fullerton Master of State Grange will be the dedicating officer officiating Burial In the Maple cemetery
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