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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 07, 1949, Smethport, PennsylvaniaNewsstand copies a Ltd Chiemi Ger Utica 3mrujiymjxipe Mckean All the news your county seat Emo grat volume 7 established it Smethport pa., thursday april 7, i a to rms�?3 50 per year no. 13 Smethport Boro Council considers Daylight time work expected to Start soon new Smethport country club l pm. Z i0i 0 a. Or kit will fall Iii line with Miler towns last time is adopted at a meeting tie Smethport Borough Council held monday evening in the Council Chambers members voted to adopt Daylight savings time starting april 24, providing other towns in the area adopt the fast time schedule. But ass John a was empowered to Issue a proclamation under the fast time motion offered by councilman c. L. Burt. Other action taken by the Borough councilmen included the appoint ult Claude Hackett a former councilman to the body to succeed the late Milton Wright sr., the authorization to Purchase 26 additional embossed aluminium Street signs and the Transfer $1,000 from the electric to the general fund. Councilman Burt Donald Peterson and l. C Robey jr., were named to a committee to investigate the advisability increasing the fire insurance coverage Borough owned buildings. On a suggestion by William Barton local photographer that tile License fee for paddlers be incr a cd from $3 was referred to solicitor Robert b Apple in other action taken at the meeting. Burgess Lindholm reloaded that 20 in fines had been collected during March. Present at the session which honoured the memory . Wright were president Glenn Raifsnyder. Fred Heinlein. C. L. Burt Donald Peter Fred Herriman and l. C. Robey Jias Well As Burgess Lindholm solicitor Apple and Secretary f h Biever High school band placed second at Clarion the Smethport school band entered the District forensic contest last Friday at Clarion and won a rating a a excellent in the class c contest faking second place tile Knox band slightly out pointed the local group to win the Superior rating. The Orange and Black musicians were not at full strength due to unavoidable circumstances including All state chorus sickness Etc. The Smethport band numbered 33 players while the Knox aggregation consisted 56 members. The players were transported by car furnished by Carl Johnson. R. A Digel. Barkley Daugherty director Partchey Seth Digel Rhea Francisco and Robert Hull. Speaker praises rotary for growth Seoul movement i. E. Van de Boe Coudersport speaker at monday meeting d. E Van Deboe Coudersport. Active in the Bov scout movement for the past 28 years told rotarians at their weekly luncheon meeting at the colonial hotel monday noon that rotary was largely responsible for the rapid growth scouting. The speaker pointed out the value the youth movement in developing Good citizenship among the boys scouting age c. F. Feit the youth service committee reported that the Cost the rotary sponsored swimming project totalled $428 last year and that the estimated expense transporting Smethport children to port Allegany in the coming summer would estimate $600. Rotarians Herbert Haggler and Arthur Edison port Allegany and j three Smethport High school Stu j dents. Harold Irons and Harold and Howard Hull were guests at the session. President Leonard Johnson presided. Oil Price slashed 20c per barrel now $3.55 construction the new Smethport country club to retrace Tho the one debt bored by fire Dee. 6. Ims. Is expected to get underway in april is. Aero rung to j. R Mcelhattan chairman the building a Ommittee. Who Drew the Box plans for the building which will coat in eat mated $96,000 the building will Hare a frontage 85 feet Twa inches and a depth so feet. The building will be made mock construction Flat composition roof Norse floor and will contain a main lounge cocktail lounge ladies lounge Kitchen ladles and mens locker rooms Utility Furnace end storage rooms. The pres my foundation will be utilised. The building la expected to be within 66 Days according to . Mcelhattan i. Altun Airport funds provided in Federal Grant $30,000 provided for improvement work to be matched locally Gottily federation meeting today port Allegany women s chills hostesses the Mckean county federation women a clubs Are holding their Semi annual meeting in port Allegany today with the port Allegany women s club and the Shakespeare club As hostesses. I mrs. Frank Butler president the women a club will Welcome the members the federation and the business session will be conducted i by Vars. Lloyd Mccandless. The morning session w ill Convene at to clock and will be followed by a i clock luncheon. Musical selections will be presented at both morning and afternoon sessions. The main speaker the Day will be attorney Joseph p. Willson Smethport. Tile Days activities will be concluded by a Tea. Smethport High Junior officers n Bradford Era photo these four students Are directing the Progress the Smethport High school class 1950 through its Junior year. Seated left to right David Hallstrom president Judy Duffy Vic president. Standing left to right Charles Mckei Naru secret Ajic Robert Digel treasurer. Authority to contract for the expenditure $2,004,110 Federal i funds for additions and improve-1 ment at eight Pennsylvania airports including the Bradford Kean county Airport at it. Alton nine Miles West Smethport was recommended tuesday by the House appropriations committee according to the associated press. A committee aide said the improvement work at the nearby air j port was scheduled to receive $30,000 in Federal funds with the local share the proposed work to Cost also $30,000. Contract authorization instead outright appropriation is resorted to by Congress in cases where the Money involved might not be spent in the period specified this is to prevent Federal funds from being tied up unnecessarily. In each instance it will be necessary for local authorities to guarantee their share the expense before the contracts May be carried out. The authorization and All other amounts in the Bill Are subject to House approval. Tile Airport appropriations Are included in a Lump sum recommended for the civil aeronautics administration for the year starting july i. Folio wolves % Iii the movies Fox movie tone news photographs pack Kano Republican wednesday a . E. Ii Mcleery s famed Lobo wolves had their picture taken this morning by a Pilot Oga Rpgier from Fox movie tone news and plans Are to release the movies throughout the nation As soon As the finishing touches and narrative Are added it was Rex irked Here by George Gore. Who shot the movies today just 20 years after he made the first movies the big pack for Fox movie tone. Gore came to Kane in 1929 for his first experience with pox movie tone and said today he considered to the most dangerous assignment in the two decades he has been in the business. At that time. He moved his apparatus into a pen with the husky animals and said that Only the presence . Mccleery saved him from being clawed to pieces. Today he shot tile pictures from behind the Fence Notin with the stars. Today a films will tie narrated probably by Lew i Chr. Gore said and sound effects will be supplied from a studio in new York 600 Anent sports dinner St. Bona s event attracts local Alen More than 600 persons tuesday night were in attendance at the sports dinner Given by the St. Bonaventure Gridiron club in the Alex-1 a tier Hickey dining Hail William Davis prime mover in the organization. Was master ceremonies. Following the dinner i Davis introduced the Rev. Father Thomas Plassmann. President the school who gave the address Welcome and briefly reviewed the past Cage and football season. Among those introduced were Hugh Devore coach the Brown hid White football team and officers the association. Dick Hanley football coach at Northwestern University was the main speaker he congratulated the College acquiring Devore As its football coach among those from Smethy it Oit who attended were p j. Megivern Chas. Megivern Hamlin Redfield William Pierotti . William Pierotti a e quirk. Kevin Ogilvie. C. L Burt and Thom Lemon whistling Swan use Hamlin Lake huge Birds attract much attention county fat meeting april 18 Spring session will he held at Lafayette Smethport residents interested in waterfowl were Given a treat last thursday when seven whistling Swan used Hamlin Lake for a resting place their flight North. This is the first time the Birds had been seen in this Section in the last four years. To make the picture More Complete a number ducks also were in the Lake. Although not As rare As the trumpeter Swan the last Survey made the Eastern flyway recorded but 500 the whistling variety. According to a. Z. Lineman local i sportsman the Birds nest in the Arctic Circle Region and Migrate As far South As Georgia in tile late tall returning North at this time Al year. Or. Hileman stated that the Birds weigh from 12 to 18 pounds and that although protected by Law in the United states they Are said to provide Choice meat for the eskimos. Tim seven so in were first seen thursday morning and were last seen winding their Way northward late in the afternoon. Small grass irk Sund it a grass fire at the rear the residence mrs. H. Wayne Cummings in West main St. Sunday night shortly after 6 clock was extinguished before the arrival local firemen. There was no damage. The Spring meeting the Mckean county Council Parent teacher associations will be held monday april 18, at the m j. Ryan school in l Lafayette registration delegates will Start at 1 30 p. In. Mrs. Ira c. Gross state Vic president will be the guest speaker at the afternoon session which is scheduled to Convene at 2 clock dinner will be served from 5 30 p in. Until 7 p. In and reservations Are to be placed with mrs. Pearle Robinson Call 2-1510 Lewis run. Tile program for the evening session will begin at 7 30 clock. The speakers will be Albert Johnson r p Barnhart George Bell and mrs Clement b Yinger. Smethport Ball clubs change Loop franchises Smethport two Independent baseball teams have exchanged league franchises affording to an announcement Jap obie Ingram thursday. Ingram s team youngsters have dropped out the Potter Mckean league and will play in the Mckean Elk Loo the Smethport team that was in the Mckean Elk league last season will enter the Potter Mckean circuit Ingram says his team will be the youngest in the Mckean Elk with an average age about 20. Band drive meets generous response new uniforms will he purchased with Money the officers and finance committees from the four local Parent teacher associations have made their initial reports and if a Good beginning insures a Good finish the quota will by met by the so if red time limit april 14th. The drive is being made for uniforms for the Keating band which is composed Smethport and Keating students grades six to nine inclusive the organization will he erased a fifty fifty basis. The unit will known As the Keating band from a Public relations standpoint that title will prove More satisfactory than any the others which have been considered contest judges Don t give a unit with a title including a a Junior a fair consideration. There will to occasions when this organization will honestly i Prev a rating in Competition and a wisely chosen title will lord the Young musicians a better Chance for honors. Kane wolves in 4. To Al seniors Liniel rehearsals for class play in lass selects a the ire ii phantom three act mystery the class 49. Smethport High school has started rehearsals for their class play. A the Orem Phan a Tom a a mystery melodrama in three acts by Wall Spence a summary the play is As follows once More the Green phantom has made it ominous appearance at and once again the ancient blood stain the floor has mysteriously turned a hideous Redan in callable sign a grim. To j trending disaster yet it w As in j editable that some calamity should follow in the Wake Ellen russells astounding will what strange to j Tive had suddenly prompted her to j j bequeath her Fortune to mrs. Sea 1 ton. Her companion and virtually j Cut off her closest Kin Emily knew instinctively that her Foster Mother had been the victim some j sinister plot and with the Aid her cousins. Ned and Irene deter mined to solve the mystery the i i lawyer had casually mentioned that when dictating the will. Miss Russell had worn a precious Ruby ring now Emily knew that her Foster Mother had t worn rings for years i because her fingers had been Crip j pled and swollen by rheumatism her suspicions began to Center mrs Seaton by Chance a second clue came to Light a frantic furtive note scribbled hastily the Flyleaf a Book. It read in part Quot dear Emily i am writing this while i have the Chance. My Days Are numbered since i beheld the horrible Green Phant Fri beware mrs. Seaton. If i should die suddenly look for there it ended. What were they to look for from then Yie play moves breathlessly tin auth mysterious complications secret come Mart ments a ghastly murder and the subsequent incrimination Neil. Last rites held for l. In Gallup Colegrove funeral services for Leon Burdette Gallup. 79-year-old descendant Pioneer residents who died monday March 28, were held at the Colegrove Union Church thursday afternoon at 2 clock. A prayer service was held from tile Home at 1 30 with the Rev Earl Burdick Niagara Falls. N y., officiating. Interment was in Norwich cemetery. Pallbearers Weir Paul and Leon Griffin Laverne Fox and Wayne. Melvin and Tom Marsh All grandchildren i Gallup. Two ars damaged at East Smethport considerable damage was caused in a collision two automobiles at the intersection routes 6 and 46 in East Smethport last thursday afternoon at 3 45 clock. State police from Kane stated that one the Drivers involved. Rudolph Gallup. 27. Of Ulster. Pa., would be arrested a charge failing to yield the right Way. The other vehicle was operated by Luwellan Freer. 57. Of red i. Tort Allegany. Grandfather Dies . And mrs. Harold l. Lindquist accompanied by mrs. Wayne Wood Money Eldred and mrs. N Nice is Binghamton n. A a a Are in Leeper today attending funeral services for Richard j. Sigworth Grandfather the ladies who passed away sunday at the Home Dis son in Cygnet o., at the age 99 years. Johnsonburg Man held hit run charge Dale Fitch Johnsonburg is being confined to Mckean county jail in lieu posting $200 Bond after making a guilty plea arraignment. Before Justice the peace Emile Stenger in Kane hit run charges. Fitch and inlaid he was drinking and for that reason did not Stop when the car he was driving struck a Light truck sunday in Kane. Will it it it it m w ii Oak . And mrs. Myron Tessena and children Terry and Tom expect to move into their new Home n. Fulton St. Shortly before easter. At present they occupy an apartment in the Fry Home Bank St. Defeat Ashley in lass a coach protests game who won the Cia s b state basketball championship Pennsylvania that is the biggest sports question in the state today and one that will need plenty thought before a decision is made Hie Kane High wolves playing Ashley at fan Al tuesday night scored a Basket in what officials stated was the last Jive second the game it gave the wolves a 45-44 Victory. Coach by Jablonski Ashley protested saving that if Kanes Basket was made with live seconds left then hts team should have been Given a Hance to make one play tor a possible score. The confusion already existing was then trebled when it was Learned that Kutztown losers to Ashley 53 to 30. Lor the Eastern regional championship filed a protest with tile i a their protest stated that Ashley had used an ineligible player. Schools recess Friday for easier vacations Friday april 8, will be the last Day school until the tuesday after easter which will be april 19th. Smethport and Keating and Norwich township schools will have the same easter vacation. Will install Ouk irs Smethy Xart Lodge i. O. O. Will be installed at ceremonies Friday evening in the Lodge rooms. The meeting will lie preceded by a to 30 clock dinner in the dining Hall. All members Are urged to attend. Fourth Cut in Bradford markets since dec. La blames overproduction the Joseph seep purchasing Agency the South Penn Oil co. Announced last thursday night a reduction 20 cents per barrel in the Market prices for the various grades Pennsylvania crude Oil to purchases effective Friday. Other refineries in this area have fallen in line with Tihe South Penn unit. Tills brings the Bradford and Allegany do strict Market Down to $3 55 per barrel. George Hanks. South Penn president listed the new posted prices As follows Allegany dust. Oil in Bradford transit co a $3 55. Bradford dust. Oil in Bradford transit co �?$3.55. Bradford dust. Oil in National transit co �?53.55, Bradford dust. Oil Tiona Shef Field in National transit co �?53.55 Penna Grade in South West a. P. L a 53 09 Penna Grade in Eureka pipe line co $3 03. Buckeye Penna in Buckeye pipe line co �?53.03. Tins is the fourth Cut in the Bradford and Allegany markets Ainee Der la and the fifth slash in Field. South the Bradford District since Der. La the posted a Price has slipped $1 45 the last reduction was March la when the quotation a posted at 3 75. A crude Oil stocks continue to accumulate a said . Hanks a and in it Sibly at a higher rate than Iii february no doubt due to the Spring activity the a the total production Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil for the Page to four weeks has averaged 57.000 barrels daily a he continued a a decrease but 450 barrels under the average for january. It has been estimated that the current production would not be in excess 56,000 barrels per Day which amount is somewhat in excess the total that the refiners ran economically absorb. It appears that the continuance the producers runs at an amount greater than the economic demand has resulted in inability to stabilize crude Oil Market prices at recent Levels 11 baptised at firemen list methodist hindi Celebration Dales Rev. E. J Burton administers rite moved to new Home and mrs. Harry Tarbox have moved from the Connors property to their new Home South St. The Rev f j Burton minister the method t Church administered the rite holy baptism to 14 at the morning service t la t sunday. The following were baptised Little Nancy Lee Carlson daughter . And mrs Walter Carlson. Douglas Edward Wolfe infant son and mrs Edward Wolfe Nancy Ann infant daughter i . And mrs Fred Petruzzo. I Bonnie Darlene Canfield Little daughter . And mrs. Sherman Canfield Virginia Lynn Abbey Little daughter . And mrs Lynn Abbey. Christine Lee Beekman infant daughter i Aud mrs Inland Beckman. Or. And i Holger eng Strong Uncle and aunt the child were present at godparents. Also Shirley aim Abbey Alvin Laverne Stuart Clair Alba Elliott Ann Elizabeth mealy Dale Eugene Mcdermott. Donald Jerome Mcdermott Milton Edmond Lupus. Dean Allen Lou two real estate transfers in town . And mrs. Roy Thomas have purchased the Frost Home Allegheny St. From mrs Kitty Frost Olean. Or and mrs Thomas will move from East Smethport a soon As . And i Everett eng rom. Who now occupy the Home can find a place to live. Or. And i e. E. Howe have purchased the Bloomst i property Bank St. Which is at present occupied by . And mrs. Ronald Kear. Or and mrs. Kear will move into an apartment in the Mckend Rick Home Bank St. Local department will make merry july 18-23 discussion area firemen a conventions Mutual Ald emergency equipment and state fire schools occupied the attention 60 firemen from the Tri county Volunteer firemen a association wednesday evening last week at a meeting held in the Wilcox sportsmen a club with John Mayers Coudersport presiding. There Are 21 companies in the area comprising. Mckean. Potter. Cameron and Elk counties and 17 them were represented at the meeting. Officers the association ate Mayers president William Frankton Eldred Secretary and Harold Williams Emporium treasurer. Celebrations scheduled Are As follows port Allegany june 20-25 Shinglehouse. June 27 to july 4 Coudersport june 13-18 which la the association convention with the Parade set for june 17 St. Mails july 25-30 Smethport july 18-23 Eldred july 11-16 Ridgway a gust 15-20 . Jewett August 22-27 and the big District convention at Kane August 8-11. The next meeting the Anocia Tion was booked for april 27 and will be held at Shinglehouse Floyd Steiner Lauren mix and Howard Wright replanted the local department at the meeting. Addi i Ion Al Puhi h Ita the pamphlet distributed by Tho Kmeth tort. Chamber Commerce telling Smethport As a Nice place to live shop and As a sportsman. Paradise received further publicity in a Capitol news this week published by the Commonwealth Pennsylvania
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