Mckean County Democrat, November 11, 1948

Mckean County Democrat

November 11, 1948

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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 TERMS-SUO 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 occurances showed three accidents injuring six persons; 11 accidents in which no injuries re- sulted but property damage amount- ed to or more; five acidents with no injuries and property damage under Cause of accidents were listed as follows: Traveling too fast for conditions; traveling on wrong side of road; failing to signal; being drunk; fol- 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 K'orth 29 traffic arrests, and 27 requests for assistance.' DESCRIBES PERILS IN JERU- 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 topic: "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 affinnative, and Shirley Dra- of Plnson Fork, Ky., just relumed j goonc and Edward running for the from Palestine, Is greeted by navy young people present- I secretary John Sullivan at the Pentagon. Ballon told newsmen that life of the V. S. consul gen- eral in Palestine had been threat- 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 thirty-man Execu live committee of the Internationa 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 represen- tative Evangelical Christians of the world. Tlie Council organized to enable Evangelical Christians to accomplish tasks that can better be done in co- 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 Bible-believing Christians in opposition to the modernistic con- troled Federal Council of Churches. The Work of Evangelism, Home and Foreign Missions, Christian Educa- 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 1ms 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 Infnnllnn building to the corner will lake tile place of the sidewalk in front of the proiier- ty and Is .seventeen and one-half feet deep. Mrs. Elizabeth Swetman Observes 95th Birthday Mrs. Elizabeth Swctmnn of Water- loo, N. Y., who Is making mi extend- ed visit, at the home of her dniiRh- ler, Mrs. John Knrlen of Orccn St., observed her 05th birthday annivers- ary Wednesday. The three-act operetta. "Tom directed by Mrs. Margaret Maenhout, was presented to a large and appreciative audience last Fri- day evening at the high school audi- torium. The various scenes of the play included thc-graveyard at mid- night, pirate island, the big cave and the party.'were picturesque and real. Harold Reynolds as Tom Sawyer was a real American boy, full of pranks and ideas, as was Huckleber- 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 Cole- 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 >Comes, Mary Lou Burlingame, Jim Fleeger and Max- ine Walker. The above took the parts of the Village Girls, Village Boys, Skele- 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 effec- tively and engaged in an interest- ing round table discussion after the close of their formal argumente.The affirmative held that a world gov- ernment 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 follow- ing guests: Colonel Pepper of Aus- tin, Minn., Harry Garvin of Brad- 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 six-thirty in the Colonial Hotel. Thsl will be a joint meeting with the Port Allegany club. Smethport Rotarians should inform E. J. Monsch whether or not they will be present nt the meetingg. 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 makiim 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 Closiim date .of the drive was senior November 7th, but work will be continued on the drive lor another week. M: Wi Biery, Smcthport. e Pictured are, reading left to right arc: Mrs. Agnes Ross. East Smethport; Charles Morrow Gifforu-' rs. Howard Brown, Gilford; Carl W. Johnson, ormsby; Eugene Very. East Smelhporl- Dan Burns' olf Run; Prank Barry, Coleville; James Mclntyre, Colcvilie; C. R. Cuthbert.son, 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 Har- old Lindsrcn and Carl Berg, and Den Mother Mrs. Lauren Mix. Scout Malcolm Lindgrcn and Scout Billy Digel also accompanied the group. After exploring the rocks and cav- 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 respec- tive Den Mothers. Plans were made tor the parade of achievements to .nkc place at the next pack meeting scheduled for Nov. 22. Eldrcd Meat Market Buys Blue Ribbon Baby Beef C. J. Slnvin Sons, Kldrcd, were .ho high bidders and buyers of a trim steer nt the Pittsburgh Live- stock Show, Thursday, Nov. 4. The steer was fed under the 4-H Hub program nnd will be slaughter- 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 cnrcas of 4-H Club members from nearby U'c expected to bo present. Tanner Infant Dies at Hospital Son of Turtle Point Couple Was 2 Days Old Roy Wilttam 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 are: his grandparents, Mrs. Theressn Wilcox of Bradford and Mr. and Mrs. John Tanner of Smethport R.D. 2, and a sister, Jud- 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, officiat- ed and interment was in McKean Memorial Park. The East Smcthport 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 Mr.s. Ar- thur Cooper. Dancing by Russell Wells will be one of the features. Radfield Gamble will be the in- I terlocutor and the end men are Ar- j thur Cooper, Gene Very, Donald Ross, Robert Cooper, Warren Dick- inson, Duanc Bickford, Richard Hyde and Prank Newhouse. Members of the circle are Mrs. Allen Ross, Mrs. Bernard Vossler, ossler, illiam Mrs. Laverne Stewart, Mrs. Will Cooper, Miss Delorcs 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 Administra- 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 pro-school work including clay modeling, case work, construction and fingc painting. The main subjects, o children enrolled, and more arc ex- I COUI'M-'. will be art, language am pected. 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- structor 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 grarlc work. Ruth Andrus, Chief of Bureau o Child Development- and Parent Ed also taught a kindergarten group at .S'J'tC'Jn nl her home for two years. This plan of having a kindergar- ten operate under the Slate Course of Study was discussed recent meetings of the Smcthport Parent-i thcU Teacher Association, relative to! muscles, their minds or their feel- whether or not the local PTA should j thus giving them the feeling of sponsor an there is no article .states lhat livc-ycar-olds who have not had some kindcrgartei training are exposed to harmful sit- uations when they enter First gradi as usually organized, as they arc no! Dewey Carried County With Lead The McKean County Board of Elections Saturday released the of- ficial vote tabulations for the coun- ty for Tuesday's election. They rhythm, hind school officials lavor this plan 100: abilities and dualities to lean, suc- 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 dramalic play are all vital daily ex- for some of the expense involved in tm--mm.s fnr jive-ycar-old children setting up the correct proRram (h.a u u thorized 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 clisaslrniis practice of the five-year- arc informed, are welcome to attend j olds if Ihey arc to have .safe, happy any of the sessions of the kinder-j and active lues nt school. ;arten class whether or not they j The loeal school board has advis- have children enrolled, thus observ- j eel thai, if the iwoplc of Smcthport ing for themselves the work ac-jshow lhat. they are interested in a complishcd by the Instructor. The detinue aclminWrative system for average program for the clay will I kindergarten for live-year-olds, they be somewhat as follows, although u. will seriously consider making it a is flexible: free guided play period. I purl, ol the school clrriciilum another music period and conccnlnilion on! year, thus ol no expense to the par- Office, Kennedy St., Bradford, j2g' Dewey-Warren Truman-B.irklcy (D) Wallace-Taylor (Prog) 108. Stale Barber (R) 10.- 121, Lane (D) Crislell (Prog. I on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from a. m. to p. m. Women who marry after they se- 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 ap- plication. Aged County Home Guest Found Missing since p. in. Wednes- day of last week, William Haw- thorne, 85, a guest at the McKwm County Home was found by pulioc Thursday evening nt Cranberry, eight miles southeast of Franklin. The aged man was hitchhiking at tho time he was apprehended, ac- cording to State Police nt Knne. SON BORN IN KANE A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Inrl Fcrmnn nt Knnc Community Hospital on Monday, November 8. Auditor General Heyburn 10.047. Black (D) Palmer IProln 131. Congressman Rich Adams iDi Representative in General Assem- bly. -Johnson (ID McClain ID) Mrs. Holder Observed 81sl Birthday Date Mrs. W. (i. Holder orlchrutert her 81st birthday anniversary at her home on Franklin street .Sunday. The day was quietly observed wilh members of her family. DAIIO1ITKHS OK TIIK KING The Daughters of tho King of the St. Luke's church met Wednesday evening at the parish house. Host- esses were Mrs. Herman Grabe and Mrs. Wlnficld Stark, story period, dramatization and j iil.-. nl Hie lire-school child uf that Covered Dish Luncheon At Travelers Club The program nt the regular bi- McKean Chapter D.A.R., Met With Mrs. Cody The November meetine, of McKean weekly meeting of the Sinctliporl i Chapler, Daughters of the Aincri- Travclers Club for Saturday, Nov.] ean Revolution, was held at the home 13, includes a covered dish luncheon Mrs H. II. Cody wilh the Renent. at 1 :30 o'clock with Mesdaincs Anna Mcfjivcrn, C. R. McKalip and C. F. Fell Jr. the committee in charge. The program deals wllh "The Pre- servation of Democracy Through Our Bill of rilcht.s." "It's Mrs. 1C. A. Guen- tcr. Mrs. Win. Kchrclbcr. "It's Mrs. Laura Van Duscn. Russell Wells Kept Busy Doing Act -Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Wells of Main .street attended the Police- man's Ball held In Bradford Mon- day evening. Mr. Wells look pan. in the floor show with his tumbling., tnp act. On Wednesday evening he presented his routine at the Brad- ford theatre and on Friday night he will entertain nt the Smethport school nudltorlum when the Min- strel Show Is presented, Mrs. K. (i. Puller, presiding. Routine business was transacted and Mr.s. Potlcr read !-nine excerpts from the Bulletin. Miss Carrie A. Day an account of the erection ol the Brodhrad Murker and read liroilhead's report of the cx- peililinn General Washington. Ijflit inns reii'e.'.liinents were .serv- ed by Mrs. Cody assisted by her ilaueJihT, Mrs. Lawrence Hobcy, William 1'otler Elected President of Fraternity William Potter, a junior at Alle- gheny College, Mradvillo, was re- cently elected president of his ernily, Sigma Alpha Kpsilon. His brother, John Polter, a member of tlir same fraternity, was elected as a delegate to attend a fraternity meeting nt Gettysburg College this E. J. Monsch, president of the Smelhport Chamber of Commerce, announced nt the conclusion of Tuesday night's meeting that the maps, sponsored by the organization, showing in complete detail the hunt- ing facilities of this area, soon will be available for distribution. The project Is expected to stimu 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 cepted 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 partmcnt. The committee named to head th Christmas decorations arc Georg Sharro. Joseph Ferralno, 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, fifteen-yea 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 ociist 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 Smcthport and Mr. and Mrs Harry Russell of Shinglehouse where he resides. D. D. Blajichard. Scout Executive of Elk Lick Council, presented the badge in an impressive ceremony, in which James also pinned a minia- 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- nittee of the Bi-County Council of American Legion held Tuesday evening in Smethport, the. basket- league was reorganized. Lloyd Mulvlhlll of Crosby, is directing the eaguc. Included in the league will be Emporium, Smethport, Mt. Jewett. Wilcox, Johnsonburg, Coudersport, Otto and Eldrcd. Mr. Mulvlhlll and Dave Johnson >f 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 imethport are dh-oeting a search for hit anil run driver that struck n inrked 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 dnln street, damaging the machine o the extent of approximately FKTEIl ON 79tll BIRTHDAY Pauline Gallup and Miss 3rlscllla Gallup entertained nt n nrty Mondny evening nt their homo onorlng their fnther, L, B. Gallup, n his 70th birthday anniversary. Catherine Anderson, president of the Bucktall Post 138 American Leg- ion Auxiliary, Tuesday night an- nounced 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. Geraldlne Ferralno, Ger- 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 Christ- mas party for members of the Aux- iliary 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 Llvcrmorc, Laura Nichols, Grace Ross, Leonore Willson and Marion Potter. Following the business meeting refreshhmenls were served by Mrs. Ann Clark, Mrs. Nellie Herriman, Mrs. Grace Stevens and Mrs. Car- olyn 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 Smeth- port High school, took place Wed- nesday night at a meeting held at the Hose House by a group of in- terested persons. The meeting was called for 8 o'clock and was under the tempor- ary chairmanship of Dr. Fritz Guen- ther. Membership, It was pointed out, Is open to men and women who are Interested in the sports at the local :iigh school. Lt. Clair Griffin Called To Active Duty First Lieut. Clair Griffin, a mem- 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 ;erved about four years in the Paci- 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 lospltal, 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 Oleaii hospital for further reatmcnt. Jerald Canaan leceives Commission Midshipman Gerald C. Canaan, on of olydc Cnnnnn of Smethport, rho Is stationed at the U. S. Nnval Mr Training Base nt Pcnsacola, has been commissioned Mid- hlpmnn Lieutenant. He will grad- ate from training Nov. 5 and will enter basic flight Irnin- ig. He enlerld tin1 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 Pnst President Club of Penn- Ivnnla, Mrs. O'Neill Is n Past Prcsi- ent of Review No. 8 of tho Womons cncfit Association el Bradford, ;