Thursday, January 13, 1949

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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania NewMtand Copies T McKEANf 8 Page Colored Comic Section MOCRAT )LUME 73 ESTABLISHED mi SMETIIPORT, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1949 PEE YEAR No. 2 torough Budget Lists'49 Expenses at {Boro Council Reduces fBond Rate From to Four Mills Borough Council, meeting In an adjourned session Monday night, formulated a budget that calls for a four-mill reduction in the paving fund bond millage rate. The tenta- tive schedule reduces the bond rate from .seven to four mills with the general fund millage to be maintain- 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 pav- ing bonds. and street main- 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 pub- lication and time requirements are met sometime next month. Council also reappointcd James A. McCabe as chief of police, Seth Norman as superintendent of ,the Electric department and Glen Men- cer as assistant superintendent of the Electric department. Present at the meeting were Presi- dent Glenn Raifsnyder and Council- men C. L. Burt, Fred Heinleln, Mil- ton Wright, Donald Peterson, Fred Herriman and L. C. Robey. Jr. and Burgess John A. 'lindholm. Norwich Grange Installs Officers Robert Poklar 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 seated: Master, Robert Poklar; Overseer, Ben Benson; Stewart, Donald Com- es; Lecturer, Gertrude Green; Chap- lain, Sarah Sweetapple; Assistant Stewart, Helen Lath- rop: Treasurer, Norma Pettenati; Secretary, Herbert Pettenati; Gate- keeper, Marry McDade; Pomona, Jennie Benson; Ceres, Pearl Conley; Flora, Sadie Zetwick; Lady Assistant Stewart, Rose Pok- lar: 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. Paijl and Kenneth Raszmann and John Peeler entertained the group with several musical selections. Amel W. Sandeen, County School Official, Dies Funeral services were held Wed- nesday afternoon in Bradford for Amel W. Sandeen. 75. The Rev. Paul H. McKee, pastor of the First Pres- byterian church officiated. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park. Mr. Sandeen. dean of McKean County school directors, had been a member of the Bradford Township school'district for 35 years and for 10 years wns president of the Mc- Kean County School Directors' As- 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 fol- lows: 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 invitee? to attend the Bible Confer- 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 Depart- ment for the coming year at a meet- Ing of the organization held Thurs- day night in the hose house. Mr. O'Laughlin, who has prev- iously served several terms in the office, succeeeds R. M. Dunn, who declined renomination. Other officers elected 'include: George Brown, first assistant chief; Howard Wright, second assistant chief; W. L. Pierotti Jr.. third as- sistant chief; Lauren Mix, fourth assistant chief; Fred Heinlein, pres- ident; Charles Megivern, vice presi- 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- mittee; Fred Biever, L. A. O'Laugh- lin and Harry Tarbox to the Park committee: 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 How- ard O'Connor to the Entertainment committee. It was announced that those per- 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 organ- ization 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 commission- ers.' All sub-divisions in the county .will nominate and elect candidates for a number of jobs in this muni- cipal election year. The primary election will be held September 13 and the general elec- 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 elec- 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 direc- 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 bor- oughs will each select a burgess, four councilmen, two school direc- tors, a tax collector, an auditor, and a constable. A justice of the peace will be selected by the bor- oughs of Mt. Jewett and Port Alle- gany, respectively. The 15 townships in the county will elect two school directors, a supervisor, an auditor, an assxsor, tax colltctor, and a constable with justices to be named in Annin, Cer- es. Corydon, Foster, Hamilton, La- fayette, Liberty, Norwich, Sergeant and Wetmofe Townships, respective- 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 Luth- eran church, Smethport, advised members of the Smethport Rotary club at their weekly meeting Mon- day noon at the Colonial Hotel that "the salvation of the world lies in prayer and religious pursuits." Tlie Port Allegany minister, prin- 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 univer- 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 Alle- 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 Srouts of America, serving boys in McKean, Potter and Cameron counties, will be held at the Sylvanlo cafeteria, Emporium, at 5 p. in. Sat- urday, Jan. 29. The principal speak- er will be Judson O. Jusell, Deputy Regional Scout Executive of this area. This activity will be of special in- terest to registered scoutcrs 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. OATIIril.lO DAUOIITKRS WNNEIl MUKTINO Catholic Daughters of America will hold a dljincr meeting <it Iho Odd Fellows hall at o'clock Thursday evening, Jan. 13. Mrs. Richard Raymond and her commit- tee will serve the dinner. East Smethport PTA Meeting C. W. Lillibridge Guest Speaker C. W. Lillibridge, retired superin- tendent of McKean County schools, was guest speaker at a meeting held Monday evening of last week, of the East Smethport Parent-Teacher As- 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 Switzer- 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 meet- ing would be held February 7. A covered dish supper was served at o'clock, preceding the busi- ness meeting. The Executive committee and the teachers acted on the committee in charge of arrangements. Bernard IVTaiidelltern 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, 48x60 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 ear- ly on the morning of December 6. The cost of the new building is es- timated 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 sched- uled to besin on or before April 1 with completion date set for July 1. The main floor of the new build- ing. 48 by 60. will contain JJie 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 open- ing of the approaching golf season. Fhosen to serve on the Building committee were: James McElhattan and Alex McKay, with other mem- bers to be chosen later. The com- mittee has 10 days lo make final building plans. Other action taken by the direc- Sheriff Wm. Reese Releases McKean Co. Jail Statistics Twenty-two More Prisoners Received in 1948 Than in 1947 Crime is on the increase in Mc- Kean County it was indicated yes- terday when Sheriff William M. Reese released McKean County Pris- on statistics for 1948. The total number of prisoners re- ceived jumped from 242 in 1947 to aSi last year, with time served aver- 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 aver- 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 num- ber was 14. AJjreakdown 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 f6r Investigation, vio- lation of parole, escapees from other institutions, etc., 58 held for trial and further hearing. 34 sentenced by the court, including bench war- rants, and two miscellaneous pris- oners. During the period 58 gained their tors included the reappointmenl of freedom because of expiration of Pat Burke as pro-manager. Those present at the meeting in- cluded: H. D. Redfield. president; Robert A. Digel, C. L. Burt, Robert Apple, Joseph P. Willson, J. P. Me- givern, James McElhattan, Alex Mc- Kay and the secretary. A. Z. Hile- Yule Lighting Report Given Saturday Last Day for 1948 Dog Licenses R. E. Youngquist, County Treas- 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 prose- cution If new licenses arc not pur- chased by the Jan. 14 deadline. The licenses are available at Ihe county treasurers office In the court house. DAUGHTER HORN IN KANi: Mr. and Mrs. John Keller of Cole- 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 din- ner-meeting at the Colonial Hotel Tuesday night. It was announced at the monthly meeting that had been realiz- ed from donations from Smethporf. merchants which will defray the cost of the street light decorations! thnt, were purchased by the body prior to the Christmas holidays. A general meeting of the organ- ization will be held oh Feb. 15, for which lime a prominent speaker hns been secured. Present at Tuesday night's meet- ing were President E. J. Monsch. treasurer E. A. Quirk, secretary H. J. Lee. mid directors Robert Cleve- land, Frank 13. Fay nnd Thomas Sullivan. NKW LIGHTING SYSTEM Leonard 13. Johnson Is having a new ItRhtlnK system Installed In his pharmacy on Main SI. Twelve new fluorescent light fixtures are being add which will Rive plenty of light In Ihe slore room. The Palmer Klec- fric Cn, has the contract for in- stllllini; the fixtures. NORWICH 1'TA TO MKKT The Norwich Township Parent- 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 rea- 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 ve- j hides, including operatins; 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, througr 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 Fed- eration that relative to Governor Duff's proposal on gasoline taxes, the two following recommendations be made: 1. The legislature be urged to postpone any increase in the pres- 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 inde- 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 sistent with the urgency and needs of the various communities expect- ing benefits from highway fund ex- j pcnditures. 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- visable for the benefit of the high- 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 Legis- lative 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 pro- posed increase in gasoline taxes In the commonwealth. Directors from Smethport present at the meeting were Hamlln D. Red- field and Frank B. Fay. Julia Tretton, 93, Died in Olean Funeral Services Were Held Tuesday Morning Funeral services for Miss Julia A. non-support, 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 6f 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 hun- 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 "IfUo'clock 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 Al- tar Guild Memorial Fund. Mrs. Esther Burdick nnd Miss Carrie Na- lello reported for St. Prlscilla's 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. Enberg's report for the Woman's Auxiliary, and Miss Carrie Nntello reported for Church School. from to at the school cafe- teria, Tlie dinner hour for today, Frida.y 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- hearsal 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 af? with an excursion to the oil fields scheduled for 5 fraudulent check cases, 5 indecent exposure, open lcwdnes.s, etc., 2 ar- rests for murder and two for rob- bery. 4 surety of the pensr. 2 con- finements for violation o[ the Uni- of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Holding in Olean on Saturday, were held in St. i Elizabeth's Catholic church Tues- 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 miscel- j Cemetery. Inneous arrests. Pallbearers were A. E. Quirk, F. Fay, L. A. O'Liiuphlhi, James Me-1 Onlic. Charles Megivern nnd Ken-1 neth Chase. Miss Trclton, who was born in Ireland on February 1855, lived The Qunker State Oil Refining I in Rmetliporf nnd vicinity lor over Corp., co-operating with the Bor- 50 years. She moved nway 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 wns paid out for current expenses, for special parochial expenses and for work outside the par- ish The rector reported 5 baptisms. 5 marriages, and 11 burials, 183 pub- 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. Jos- 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 Lhe missions, 8 meet ings, nnd 38 iennons preached by himself. The vestry was re-elected and consists of Orlo J. Hamlln, Guy Mc- Coy, Ralph E. Burdick, Harry G. German, E. G. Potter, Redfield B. Gillett. E. A. Morrison. C. E. En- berg and Hamlln D. Redfield. At the meeting of the vestry following the parish meeting the officers were rc-clcctcd ns follows: Senior War- den, Mr. Humlln; junior Rosenkavalier" Saturday afternoon. Dinner again at 5 and the concert will begin at 8 o'clock Saturday evening. Mr. Partchey, supervisor of in- strumental music in the local school stated that the following program will be presented with the well- known Bernard Mendelkern as guest conductor. Rivkij Mindelkern, a left-handed violinist, will be guest soloist. "Star Spangled Smith Conducted by Garth Kleckner.PMEA "Russian and Conducted by Chas. Partchey Festive Host "Symphony in D Minor, No. Schuman "Zigeunerweisen" Sarasate Rlvka Mandelkern and Orchestra Strauss Three Fantastic Dances.Shostakovich "Allegretto" "Andantlno" "Allegretto" "First Movement from Symphonic, Espagnole" Lalo Rivka Mandelkern with Eva Rautenberg at the piano "Contredanses, No. 7-12" Beethoven "Revival" (Fantasy) Norton Gould "Little David Play On Your Harp" "AH God's Chlllun 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 build- ing will he illuminated nnd of fire- proof construction. The shelter will be on skids nnd can be moved when not In use at the rink. COACHES CI.UB 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 beinc in Olenn. Deprived of her eycslnht from early childhood, Miss Tretton sixHil eight yenrs In n school for flic blind in Philadelphia wliorc .she wns fnui'.ht the Braille system, music niiil other courses. The final survivor of n family ol 10 children, Miss Tretton was an accomplished musician, hclnit the first organist at St. Mary's church In Snrtwcll. She Is survived by several nieces and nephews. Edith Grace Lawton.wtfe of James O. Lawton, of Willow St., died at. the Mountain Clinic, Olean, Monday" Mr. McCoy: treasurer, Mr. Gillett; I evening after being a patient there only since Monday morning, Mrs. Lnwton had been ill at her home for about three weeks. The deceased was born in Ceres, N. V.. the daughter of the late Wil- liam nnd Jennettc Hounds Harmon. Mr. and Mrs. Lawton were mar- ried at Little Genesee, March 13, 100R nnd before moving the Smeth- port 32 years ago resided at Dells Run and Shindcliousc. In aclldtion to her husband. Mrs. Lawton Is survived by two brothers, CiiwRt! Harmon of Rlchbmg and John Harmon of Ceres. Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at o'clock nl. the Methodist church In Ceics, with the Rev. Moody, minister ot the Shlnglchousc Methodist church, secretary and assistant treasurer, Mr. Morrison. The finance commit- tee consists of Mi1. Hainltn. Mr. Mc- Coy and Mr. Glltett: (he property committee of Mr. Enuern, Mr. Bur- click nnd Mr. Gillett: the ushering committee of Mr. Potter. Mr. Red- field and the Bishop's Men headed by Fred Herrlmnn. The vestry voted to entertain the choli to dinner nl a Inter time. Norwich Grange Will Dedicate New Hall Norwich rmiiiKc, No. sold, of Crosby will dedicate Ihclr new hu.ll during a group Granuc uicHIng on IVbruary Mill, at 8 o'clock. W, Shnrp Fullerton, Master of State Grange, will be the dedicating officer, officiating. Burial will'be In the Maple cemetery, Shlnglchousc,

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