Mckean County Democrat, January 13, 1949

Mckean County Democrat

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