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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 21, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand 7c tam a urdu copies. I 17lcrfc7/nooumxci in Gal c la mat rally till of vans Mckean v volume 73 a f ,.w to or at established 1171 Smethport pa., thursday april 21, Umi term Wiki per tear no. 15 seep Agency again slashes Price of Oil Lac barrel reduction is second Cut this month Oil now $3.40 the Bradford in i Market wednesday of la t work received its second reduction Iii a fortnight when the i posted Price was Cut 15 cents by the largest purchaser of Pennsylvania Glade crude Oil. The Price reduction a i Announc-1 de by the Joseph seep Agency Pur-1 Cha my organization for the South Penn Oil co. The Cut affects All grades of Pennsylvania crude Pur shared by the Agency and to the sixth to to since year s end a cumulating Oil storks were blamed by George Hank. South Penn Presl-1 Dent. New prices posted by seep wed-1 Are Bradford Allegany $3 40 Penn Sylvania Grade crude in Southwest Penns Ivania lines $2 04. Middle i it to Kane Butler $3 40 Penn r Luvania Oil in Eureka and Buckeye line., $2 88. South Penn last Cut prices 20 cents a barrel on april i tile downward spiral tarted last dec. La total reduction to Date a Moun us to $1.60 pet barrel. Wedge Day s reduction was matched by six other companies. These firm Are the Kendall refining co., Ana Tun water associated of Brad-1 Ford Pennzoil co., a South Penn affiliate of Oil City United refining co. Warren Fly refining co. Charleston. W. A and Lite Waverly Oil works. Put Burgh. Pennsylvania Oil. After slim years through the depression hit tie highest Price in nearly 27 years Hen South Penn to ted a $5 00 maximum for top grades on dec 3. 1947. During world War ii the government paid a subsidy of 75 cents a barrel to Pennsylvania Grade producer tills subsidy was steadily reduced As Price increases removed the Nee it wily. This was the Only producing sub id v paid for crude Oil. Higher costs and limited production from old Wells some with a daily out put of Only barrel a brought the subsidy. A ii Pennsylvania Grade production a been averaging Between 55,000 and 58,000 barrels recently. This t pm of crude virtually always a commanded a Premium. Fri sources accepted tile Price Cut Glo it it Mii they said the reduced prices would curtail new operations. Already some Field men have been fur Lour bed. An re City Oil expert reported. He was unable to give the scope of this personnel reduction. Miss Matteson of Crosby Dies funeral services held tuesday mis., Myrtle Matteson. 67, r resident of Norwich township Foi most of her life died from a heart condition at tile Kane Community Hospital saturday evening at 8 45 o clock she had been a patient at the Hospital for More than two weeks. Miss Matteson was born on july 25, 1881 at Lai Alice and had been in ill health for the it ast several months. A sister in Law mrs Jennie Matteson and a Niece. Miss i 1 in 111 Matti on. Both of Eldred Are the Only immediate survivors. Funeral services were held tues do afternoon at 2 of clock from the Crosby methodist Church with the re j. H. Hailey pastor officiating. Burial was in tile Norwich cemetery at Colegrove. Crosby lady Hurt Hen car overturns striking an icy spot on tilt Highway. A 1938 Sedan operated by Robert Elliott 25, of Crosby turned Over Aller hitting in embankment on route 6, about ii ice Miles East of Smethport about u fint tit Satur Ray. Hie operators Mother. I David Elliott sustained a Cut leg he result of the mishap. Neither the Driver nor his father also a passenger in the car. Were reported Hurt. Damage to tile ear was said to approximate $20o, pfc. George Mcdermott body of pee. Leo. Mcdermott to arrive Friday funeral services for local hero will be held monday morning the body of pee. George Mcoder j Mott killed in the Battle of St to. I prance on july 28, 1944, will arrive in sine the it Ort Friday after Mon a j cording to word received by his Mother. Mrs. Lulu Mcdermott of West math St representatives of Bucktail Post. 138 american legion and Mckean county Post. 2497, veterans of foreign wars both of Smethport will provide a military escort from it j Jewett where the body is scheduled to arrive by rail shortly after 3 o clock. Funeral services will be conducted j from St Elizabeth s Catholic Church at to o a look monday morning. April 25, by the Rev for. Harland Davis pastor of St Raphael a Church of Eldred. Military committal services will be conducted in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. The War hero was born in Smethport on Jan. 4, 1917. And attended j the Smethport schools. Prior to his i entry into the army on aug 2. 1943 j he was employed by the South Penn Oil co. Before going Oversea with co. A. I 134th infantry regiment 35th div Ision. He received training at Camp Hood. Texas. Besides his Mot to he is survived by two Sisters. Mrs Warren Gallup and mrs Kenneth Mccord both of Smethport and six Brothers. Arthur and James of Smethport. Thomas of Row Bernard of Bradford John of Greenville. Pa., and Robert of Buffalo. Woodcutter held after altercation in Camp a 63-\ear-old woodcutter. Jake Frank is being held on an open charge in tile Mckean county jail As tile result of an altercation at a Chapel Fork Campia a last wednesday in which Louis Klum 67, a fellow woodcutter was seriously injured county detective Merle Dickinson said the two men received their mail at Sheffield but lived at tile Camp. Klum is a patient in tile Warren general Hospital where his condition is reported As a fair Quot. Frank was arrested by county detective Dickinson and state police of the Kane substation. Judge Wade of Warren assisting judge Hubbard Hon. Allison i Wade president judge of Warren county is assisting judge Charles o. Hubbard at tile term of court being held Herr this week the two jurists Are presiding Over separate sessions which Are being held Iii tile main and Small courtrooms. Respectively. There Are 16 cases scheduled for trial from an original list of 28. The remaining 12 actions having either been settled out of court of continued to other dates. Mental health group to observe health week Mckean mental health association met Here tuesday plans were made for the Observance of National mental health week april 24-30. Tuesday night at the regular monthly meeting of j the Mckean county mental health association held Here. A proposal was advanced at the meeting to bring to the people of i the county through different Media. An awareness of the various aspects i of mental health including Preven Tive and therapeutic measures. When the National mental health act was passed in 1946. It was brought out tile United states government accepted a major re j a possibility for combating mental j illness in the nation it is traditional Iii the United states for states to j care for severe cases of mental ill i but this legislation takes a i significant step Forward by pro i Viding Federal support for devel i opulent of preventive mental health services in states and communities. Tor research and for training of professional personnel the goal of this program is to give every american the Opportunity to achieve Good mental health j a to hell him live in peace with himself his neighbors and tile world. To lose present at tile meeting were mrs c. J. Alderfer. President and Mark Burgess of Smethport the Rev. W s. Crum of Kane. I Arch Lyons and mrs. Euen m. Carlson of fort Allegany and Robert i Lewis and William j. Reilly Brad i Ford. Truck overturns i on Bush Hill Road freshman of Herm ? a. Supreme Houri Borough will go asked to overrule Oil fast time a Bradford Era freshman officers at Smethport High school rear Are from left seated Mary Wilcox Sac re tary areas Aren Jon me Lynn Peterson Vic president standing a Luckiest president a k ant vocal groups of Gottily schools will meet Here Joseph. Filch tells of Progress in aviation Linier Hubbard i action Otic rns finery Vav Idow s Blini to Purl of Fortune the slate supreme court Iii Filiti j delphic according to a release by the United press thursday was asked to declare void a before mar j rage agreement Between a Bradford woman and her Multi millionaire husband who riled la Days after i their wedding. In the agreement the woman relinquished her right As a widow in j Exchange tor $50,000 Mildred v Shower Emery claim Jed lie is entitled to one half of Lier i late husband s estate which she said is Quot in excess of $3,000,000 a or Emery Saida he ii a the Rig lit i to ret use $50,000 in u to. Govern j intent Bonds As provided by the pre nuptial agreement because her husband. Earl c. Emery did not Dis \ close to her his full Worth the woman first took her claim to the Mckean county orphans court but pre Orient judge Charles to. Hubbard ruled that she must abide by the agreement in which i i she relinquished All her Dower and i statutory rights As a widow mrs. Emery who was 39 years old 1 when she married the 70-year-old Bia lord businessman in october. 1946, argued through Lier attorneys i of j. Woods and James c. Bly of Kane that the Bonds were not Given j i to her by Lier husband As provided i in the agreement but by the executor i of his estate after his death this i fact the lawyers said voided the i agreement. To conform with neighbouring towns Smethport will co on Daylight a i line at Midnight Pul in remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour Winn you go to bed saturday night John a , Burgess tingly a Nim in . Mel Munday in Al Ryan school mrs. Ira c. Gross state Vic president gave interesting talk stir county court Cut teacher As Day at the m Lafayette the climaxed in tin podium on Quot pre for their Futi Iii of the relation met Mon a Ryan school in Spring meeting was 1 evening by a ayin j firing our children a Quot new trends in education Tita t would better the future of the Pupil and the nation a were outlined members of the panel were mrs Clement Yinger George Bell. The Rev. Paul to Miller and col Carl l Peterson All of Bradford and h p Barnhart Perint indent of Mckean county schools High Point of the afternoons business session was an address by mrs. Ira c. Gross Vic president of the Pennsylvania Congress of parents and teachers emphasizing that youth must learn that the world does not owe him a living the state Hilo j. Ness 49, found dead in i Louie wednesday native of Smethport had been Iii 111 health for Over a year Olio j. Ness 49, was found dead in his ii Droom at his Home on Union St about 6 o clock wednesday morning by his son in Law Lamont work or had been in failing health for about one year and had undergone surgery twice in the last few months. S Ile was born in Smethport on july 22, 1899. The son of the late Andrew and Alta comes . He attended the local school and was married to mis Elizabeth Geary april 23, 1021. For Many years he had been employed a. A Date maker at the Backus Novelty company Smethport. In addition to his wife he is survived by five children Raymond . Bradford mrs. Joseph Fer Laino and mrs. Lamont work Smethport and the misses Elizabeth and Kathryn . Polk a. Three is terms. Merle Dickinson Smethport. Mrs Pearl Ward Rew or Louis lenten Saskatchewan Canada and one brother Harry , Smethport also survive. He was a member of St. Luke sepi Copal Church Smethport funeral services will be held Satin Day afternoon at 2 of clock at St. Luke a Church. Tire Rector the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery. Emery a will left the bulk of his j official said a we should try to estate to two nieces Elizabeth Emery j teach children to earn what they Fesenmyer and Lina Melvin conk i receive and not to expect things to Lin. Mrs. Conklin was a Niece by be Given to them Quot Ste Ling wheel locks on milk truck miss Ruth Clark received a head injury about 9 o clock wednesday morning when a truck owned and driven by James Clemens of the Back Road to port Allegany turned j Over on the Bush Hill pavement near the Home of or and mrs. Sylvania Pierce. The truck loaded with milk for Hie Mckean county Creamery went out of control when the steering wheel mechanism failed causing it j to lock the Driver and a Small boy who also was a passenger were not injured sufficiently to be hospitalized. But miss Clark was taken by i ambulance to the port Allegany Hospital after or. F. E Guenter was called to the scene. At the Hospital it was found that she had suffered a Large Cut on her forehead which required Many stitches to close. All of the occupants were pinned in the truck which was extensively damaged when it overturned marriage and would lose her entire legacy if tile a final of the widow to upheld by the supreme court. In his opinion judge Hubbard had said that mis Emery Quot was a i mature woman who should have tile Smethport vocal music de a at the regular luncheon Iuele ing known she had a right to refuse to pertinent will be Host to the Mckean of Hie Smethport rotary club held sign Jyle contract if it was not Satis county chorus on wedge. Day eve monday noon at the colonial hotel of tory 0 ten school districts will be represented Iii county chorus resident manager for United air lines rotary speaker Mug. May 4th two Hundred and thirty eight students will participate in tile two Junior and senior. Tile following school districts will be represented Bradford twp Eldred twp Foster tvfp., Hamlin tup., Keating tup. Liberty tup Otto twp port Aile an. Borough. My Jewett but rough and Smethport Borough. 1 Joseph Vav Fitch re ident manager for United air lines at tile Brad Ford Mckean county Airport at my Alton nine Miles of Smethport cited tile strides made by american aviation within the past leu years. Or Fitch declared that delays on scheduled airlines were reduced i 50 a r cent in 1948 from the previous year and that while 3.787 j flights were cancelled in 1947 there Church services sunday on fast time Thunder Shower opens Trout fishing season tire Trout fishing season started of i Friday morning with a great noise of Thunder followed by a rainfall of near cloudburst proportions but by tile time the rain started Hie Early Birds were All set along their favorite streams All set for tile ducking the Legal hour of the opening was at 5 a. In Friday and score of Lish Erines were at their favorite Stream when 5 of clock rolled around. That meant in mans cases leaving Home at 4 a. In. The storm broke shortly after six. Cold weather Lias plagued fishermen but Many report catching the limit on the opening Day. Hie students will arrive in Smith. Ere love eliminated Iii the follow port at 9 a in. On wednesday to year. Register. Rehearsals will begin at the speaker also pointed to the 10 15 a. In growth of the airline that he rep in the afternoon the choruses will resents As Well As other carriers present a matinee tor the Smethport and prophesied that within five j student body and faculty. Years that All first class mail de at 3 30 relaxation for the chorus stained for delivery beyond a 400 j members will be provided by a movie mile area would be transported by in the school auditorium. There will air. Also by an informal dance during i in reviewing the development of j the dinner hour. The nearby Airport or. Fitch stated the Smethport school cafeteria j that effective june 20 a trip to will prepare and serve both lunch t Buffalo could be made in 16 minutes and dinner Lur Hie members of the act one to Pittsburgh in 27 minutes i the conceit Mil by pie ruled at jmcntlprogram1nor underway of Jame a Loyt poster first Vic president and turning to the it a a plan of i organization. Mrs. Gross declared j that a they shall not interfere with i the administrative affairs of the i 5 school disc strict Parent teacher or i Gam rations Are non commercial non sectarian and non political the afternoon session was opened by mrs. Russell Anderson of my Jewett Council president. The Rev i j r f Dugan of of. Jewett pro a non need the invocation. The address j of Welcome was Given by Royce Johnson supervising principal of the Hoot school and the response was tendered by mrs. Anderson. Music was provided by the m Ryan girls chorus directed by miss a Rebecca Griffin. Reports were Given by the follow ing chairmen and presidents of i county units mrs Leland Wright j treasurer mrs r l. Bixby Secre-1 tary or Barnhart legislation and mrs r la Boyle publications. Tile committee members named for judging procedure books Are i mrs. Anna to Orquist. Mrs. Julia Berg. Mrs. Lillian Hanson appointed for revision of by Laws of the j Council. Mis. Ava Bixby or barn Hart and mrs Boyle. Mrs. Elwood mix program chair Way in f air View cemetery Farmers i Man and second Vic president in Valley with the following grandsons to reduced mrs. Andrew Perry North As pallbearers George Hobard Eu-1 Central District Secretary and mrs mrs. Ruth Davis Dies Al her Home Farmers Valley lady suffers heart attack funeral services for mrs. Ruth Davis. 72-year-old resident of tins Section All her life who died thursday evening of a heart attack at her Home in Farmers Valley were held from the evangelical United Brethren Church in Farmers Valley sunday afternoon at 2 of clock tile Rev. H h Alkine of Chandlers Valley assisted by the pastor the Rev Cecil Ross officiated a prayer or vice was held from the Home at i 30 p Iii interment r of clock in the auditorium. Each at the Airport would classify the chorus will my a group of six aum j Field As a no. 4 Airport As soon As Bels. There will a. Obo i Soprano the million Dollar Job was completed Solo Sung by Sherry Howell of El-1 in Clos Illg or fetch said that the died and a Tenor Oil Sung by Hon a port serving Over 60,000 residents Hie John on of Smethport. The i f Mckean and Warren counties Choiu. I mix i a on the i obtain was currently deriving 12 per cent will by it conducted by the music sup a Milord and Robert Reed. State safety chairman presented Church members Are reminded to attend the Church of their Choice of Daylight Saung time starting next. I Day april 24. Smethport having gum in last time to conform with no ignoring towns. Marienville Man Lichi for Drunken driving Roy Stahlman 44, of Marienville pleaded built last Friday morning to Drunken driving and in default of $500 bail was committed to the Mckean county jail following a hearing at the office of Justice of the peace Emile Stenger in Kane Stahlman was arrested on route 219 a Short Ais Atlee North of Lantz Corners by Trivau a Miehael Pollock and William Krum Aker of the Kane Barracks. Ervi sors of tile county. Sme Tii Poi t Alan injured j in Ai a rash i i idly James William 26, of Smethport re 3, was a it Nuu in injured last i Friday night at about 8 la o clock i when tile automobile lie a driving left the Highway and overturned about three Aud one half Miles South of Franklinville on route 16 Williams a. Admitted to the Olean general Hospital where it is said lie suffered multiple lacerations about the face contusions and abrasions. Travellers club meeting april 23rd is designated As Quot movie Day a at the travellers club under theh direction of principal Carl Vav. Johnson. J. A. It Len l ill county commissioner j Sibert Cleveland is Ilia t his Home on East main Street. Of its business from Smethport guests present at tile meeting were James Isherwood or port ailed my Harvey Phillips a d Van Scoy la l Brandon and Geo. Paton All of Bradford and Hon Allison d. Wade of Warren Wilbur Best presided in the absence of president Leonard b Johnson i Here were 35 in attendance. Brotherhoods of vile of Hist. Meet Here sunday the Spring meeting of the lutheran brotherhoods of the Wilcox District will be held at Ansgarius lutheran Church sunday afternoon. I ton and the business meet ing is called tor j 3 30 of clock and will be presided business places close Over by Carl. Sundell of Brad during funeral Ford president of tire organization i the Rev. Walter Lundberg. Pastor Burgess John a. Lindholm Ariot the lutheran Church in Dubois ounces that the stores and Busis ill be the afternoon speaker. I places of the Borough will be phia society of the local closed from to to 12 of clock next meet tuesday night in Cory Ville and was married to j the invocation at the evening Arthur Reed on july i 1895. Or session was pronounced by tile Rev. Reri died March 25, 1933 on july or Collin the procedure Book 4. 1934 she was married to Belt awards were Given to the Derrick Davis who survives. City and Eldred Ptah a. Other survivors include four sons. Arthur Reed Bradford. John Reed Wellsville. N. Y Albert Reed. Bast Smethport and Wesley Reed Smethport 1.1.a. To i Ceres seven daughters. Mrs. Lola Hibbard and mrs. Cora Tanner of Farmers Valley mrs. Hazel Freer Binnewater n y mrs. Mildred Green Hornell n. Y. Mrs. Ruby Crooks Large a and mis. John King and mis. Heeria Tharo both of Ceres also surviving Are two Sisters. Mrs. Ethel me give and mrs Mildred Eddy both of Strykersville n y 49 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Among t Hose attuning the services were relatives from Bradford Oil City. Ceres Olean Hornell Kings As eve Smethport Parent teacher sedation will meet tuesday Nung april 26, at the schoolhouse. Committee report will be heard and an operetta by the Grade school pupils will be presented under the direction of mrs Margaret Maen Hout. A choral Reading will be Given by the Junior dramatic club under the direction of mrs. Laura Van Dusen. Carl a Johnson supervising principal of the local schools will show i movie. The committee will serve a lunch. Highway deaths in Mckean county on the increase my Kean county had two fatalities in first two months although Pennsylvania s Highway fatality total dropped during the first two months of us year when compared with the january february figure of 1948, Mckean and other counties in this Region reported increases. Mckean county had two Highway death during the first two months of 1949 and this is exactly double the 1948 Mark. Potter and Warren the adjoining counties reported the same situation while Elk increased three and Crawford two. Tile state As a whole shows 204 killed in Highway accidents during the first two months of this year As compared to 215 during the same period of 1948. Actually the state wide breakdown reveals that january of this year was up la Over 1948, but february dropped to the lowest Mark of the last decade. Church hers Folio Erve lunch to the Mem in the meeting. Monday morning during the funeral of pie. George Mcdermott. Son born in Texas or. And mrs John h. Gallagan of Elpaso Texas announce the birth of a son John Paul born april 1st. Weight 9 pounds 4 ounces. Or. And mrs. Gallagan were former residents of Smethport. Down town coaches i ill fete players diluted ill be held saturday evening t he downtown coaches club is sponsoring a dinner for the Smethport High school basketball players both varsity and Junior varsity to be held at 6 of clock saturday evening at the school cafeteria. The awards to the players will be made at this time. A speaker will be secured to give a talk and motion picture. Will be shown. Gilly a limited number of tickets at $1 each will be sold with parents of the players being Given first Chance to Purchase them. Remaining tickets for the general Public will go on Sale today. Sign of Spring Maeser hardware is releasing this week a catalogue of hardware values containing Over 2000 items. This catalogue is printed in colors and preludes practically every item of general use or acceptance. If you do not receive yours by Carrier atop at the store and receive a copy. Daughter Burn or. And mrs. Robert Brown of Smethport Are the parents of a daughter born monday at the port

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