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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 4, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean v or Al la naturally a i Emo or at i la Fri volume 73 established 1i7� Smethport pa., thursday August 4, 1949 terms--43.50 ter fear no. 30 rotary members told of recent school legislation county school authorities address weekly meeting r p. Barnhart. County superintendent of school and assistant superintendent c. F Felt presented an interesting discussion of recent school legislation at the luncheon meeting of the Smethport rotary club at the colonial hotel monday noon. Or. Barnhart reported on the school building authority pointing out the provisions for Ald to districts that were unable to finance their own building program and stating that this piece of legislation May Mark the beginning of extensive state financing of building construction he also described briefly the act limiting the taxing Power of local government units and the new school bus Law. Assistant superintendent Fejt gave a resume of the reimbursement and salary acts emphasizing the fact that increased salaries should result in raising the level of classroom instruction he also reviewed briefly the amendments to the retirement act pointing out the provision for increasing the retirement allowance of teachers who under the previous taw were receiving a Mere pittance. Both speakers stressed the importance of keeping the Public informed on the numerous problems facing those responsible for Public education. The time has come when More people need to be concerned about the problems of education program chairman or. Felt announced that tile program for next monday would feature a classification talk by rotarian George Anderson. Secretary Lillibridge an j bounced one make up Ralph Scott at the Williamsport rotary club four members of the local club were absent and thirty in attendance. Fellowship chairman Herbie Larson welcomed the following visitor chaplain j a. Hockman of Greenville. A r p Barnhart of it Jewett l. Earl Mclaughlin of Eldred Darcy parrots of new York City. A guest of rotarian Cody and i Anderson of port Allegany t. A Anderson of St marys w. A h d Redfield of Smethport. The annual club Assembly was held in the colonial hotel last wednesday evening. The following officers and committee chairmen were president president Wilbur Best. Vice president c. F. Feit Secretary Charles w. Lillibridge. Treasurer w w. Barnum International service chairman e. J. Monsch vocational service chairman Joe Megivern. Budget chairman George Anderson. And publicity chairman Mark Burgess. Following a Steak dinner the program for the year was carefully discussed. In now. Re r Ley May franc to Horner it. Mm., Mcfear Bool girl. Who will try to is rom Tho fag Linh Charmel min Ammer rocetes Rubdown in grease from her father Walter France. Former Autance re timer and her coach. Harry read a in. A Aho pro Patea for a practice Wiwi from the Battery tto Conr Laland. Funeral services fur e. R. Amster former resident died in Olean masonic services for Emmanuel r. Amster held monday afternoon in Olean were conducted by Mckean Lodge. F and a m no. 388 of Smethport with Andrew Hileman As chaplain and Howard Wright As master. The Rev. Carlyle t. Boynton pastor of the first methodist Church. Olean officiated at the services with burial in the Plesant Valley cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were e a pickup or. Andrew Kaiser or. Alfred Baker and Clark Henry. Active Perers were fled Jenks f. A. Pickup jr., Chester Sullivan Leroy Spears Paul schem erhorn and Robert Forbes. Among those attending from away were or. And mrs. Lawrence Stratton of Smethport. The Amster family were former residents of Smethport but moved away More than 20 years ago. Mrs Amster predeceased her husband. Cd Al firm awarded a interact cd Home j. R. Huffman it pc sons Smith Ort firm has been awarded the genial contract for construction of modern Type House in couders Ort for or. A. F. Domaleski. Phy Ician and surgeon of that place. Quot he Cost of the new Home is Given s upwards of $50,000, plans Progress for slate Grange meeting Iii Kane 200 candidates already signed for sixth degree 3-Day sessions Mckean county Grange official report these activities in preparation for the annual Pennsylvania state Grange convention to be held in Kane october 25, 26 and 27. Elias Smith state Deputy states that approximately 200 of the county quota of five Hundred candidates for the sixth degree have been secured in each of the local Granges committees Are actively canvassing their membership so that the county quota will be met. It is expected that a total of 1.500 from All sections of the state will be on hand for initiation in this degree conferred Only by the state Grange at its annual meeting mrs Ethel Richard of new Castle. Director of Home economics activities in the state Grange recently met with Mckean county women to make preliminary plans for Grange women s part in the Kane meeting. Arrangements Are being perfected for a Fine a get acquainted Quot meeting for monday evening. Oct 24th. For delegates and guests who will arrive in Kane the afternoon and evening before the opening session on tuesday the 25th plans were also made for the Home economics banquet to be held wednesday noon. Outstanding programs will feature both these occasions. Mckean county Grange women who attended this committee meeting were Pomona leptin or mrs. Mildred Haynes. Eldred Pomona chairman Home economies activities. Mrs Alma Johnson. Port Allegany Home economics representative. Mckean county miss Jean Mccleary Smethport mrs. Eva Kleisath beating Grange. East Smethport and mrs. Louise Carlson. Mountain Grange Kane. County exceeds quota in recent Bond Sale drive final figure of All Bond purchases total $367,513.00 final figures released by the u s. Treasury department and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to county a s. Savings Bond officials reveal that Mckean county surpassed their goal of $350,000 of series quote Quot Bonds in the recently concluded Opportunity loan drive by a margin of 4 per cent the final figure of All Bond Purchase aggregating $367,513 the state of Pennsylvania As a whole surpassed its quota by More than 23 per cent. Both d h Phillips. Clean county saving Bond chairman and h w Loveland president of the Bradford National Bank who serves As Mckean county banking1 chairman for Bond campaigns sex pre sed themselves As deeply gratified with the final figures just received from the Treasury department. They said that the greater portion of the successful outcome was due largely to the work of the j various local chairmen and their committees throughout the county they likewise urged citizens to continue their Purchase of Bonds As a regular savings plan both through their Banks and places of employment As Well As at Post offices and other issuing agencies. Opportunity loan Bond sales in Pennsylvania aggregated $102,188, j 447 of it was announced. Tri county los historical dinner set for Smethport prominent speakers will be on program thursday evening officers of the historical societies of Potter. Cameron and Mckean counties have arranged the fifth annual dinner of these societies to be held in the dining room of the Smethport methodist Church on thursday evening August 25, at 6 30 of clock. Arch Akeley president of the Potter county society will have charge of the program which will include remarks and addresses by Merle Deardorff. Well known Warren authority on the Folk tals and customs of the Seneca indians and or s k Stevens. Secretary of the Pennsylvania state historical museum and commission. C. W Lillibridge. President of the Mckean society states that the rooms and displays of the local society will be open for several hours prior to the dinner hour for inspection by visitors from Mckean As Well As the neighbouring counties. Guests members of the society and the Public in general Are urged to visit the rooms containing the Mckean county historical display. Many interesting items have been added to materials already in keeping of the society. He also reports that the county Highway superintendent. Carl Carlson will next week place eight historical markers in the county. These markers have been prepared by the amp Tate historical commission and will Mark the site of significant events in the history of the county. Among these Are the following Ceres settlement 1798 by Francis King. Coryville Tidewater pump station governor Mckean set. Equity Plantation near Turtle Point port Allegany so Portage a Bucktail Quot regiment organization by Gen t. L Kane Smethport the county seat and two Pennsylvania markers to be placed on highways leading from new York into Pennsylvania. One at tuna and the other at bulbs Mills. Other markers Are being prepared by the commission for the Kittanning Trail i Stanter. Teutonia and Clermont area. Markers should also be prepared to commemorate the discovery and development of the great Bradford Oil Fields. It is hoped that local organizations will assist in the preparation of data. Court of awards fuds Gamp period for area scouts mar or tic he a $ High school band parades in Clearfield Bradford Man being held for court Merton Fink Bradford was held 1 in the sum of $500 for his appearance at the next term of criminal court following his plea of guilty to j the charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of j liquor before Alderman Anne Ingle monday in Bradford. His arraignment followed his alleged implication in a three automobile Accident in Bradford saturday night. Kane woman suffers frostbite Friday Kane mrs. Viola Long a clerk in a Dairy store Here suffered frostbite yesterday while outdoors the temperature was climbing to torrid figures. Mrs. Lang was removing ice Cream from the main Freezer at the Plant where the temperature is to below Zero. When the closed door was sealed by forming ice. The door could not be opened for fifteen no nuts. She suffered frostbite on her right Arm. Although the Smethport High school band did t win any prizes at the Parade at the Clearfield fair tuesday they report a Fine time. They had a picnic at Elliott Park just before they got to Clearfield took in the races and exhibits at the fair and paraded in the evening. They decided to make the trip an annual one. They arrived Back Home late tired and Happy. Painting being done the appearance of buildings in the business Section of main St have been brightened up with Hie application of a coat of fresh paint on the Keenan residence and the front of the of Connor plumbing a heating co. Store. Parents of a daughter or. And mrs Leland Nobles Are parents of a daughter. Judy Marie born sunday at Kane Community Hospital. The baby weighed 7 lbs., 8 Ops. Son born or and mrs. Joseph Santo of the Marvin Creek Road Are parents of a son born saturday at the Katie Community Hospital move to new Home or. And mrs. George Sharro have moved from an apartment in the Barton Home on West main St. To their new Home on Bank St. Funeral service for w. J. Brooder prominent Coleville Man died thursday funeral services for William John Brooder who passed away at his Home on Smethport re 3 thursday evening. July 28 from complication due to advanced age were held saturday morning at to of clock with a High mass of requiem from St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church the Rev. For Urban s. Barrett officiated pallbearers were Arthur Brooder jr., Donald Wright. Kenneth Johnson William Sherry Lee Booth and John Patrick. Burial was in St. Mary a cemetery Sartwell. Or. Brooder was born in Sartwell feb. 16, 1867, the son of the late William and Ellen Mcaulliffe Brooder Pioneer settlers of Mckean county. He was employed by Campbell and Helmer As a Lumberman and the Mississippi Glass company of port Allegany when a Young Man later he moved to Smethport re. 3 and became a Farmer. He also served As caretaker on the Bradford Smethport Road for the Pennsylvania Highway department. Or. Brooder is survived by a son Arthur Brooder and a daughter miss Betty Brooder Smethport r. Ii. 3 two step daughters mrs. Alwilda Wright Smethport and mrs. Edna Johnson port Allegany a sister mrs. Celia Banbury Toledo cd and a brother Raymond Brooder Binghamton n. Y. Nine grandchildren. His wife mrs. Etta Mac Eastwood Brooder and two sons Archie and William preceded him in death. 182 boys from 26 troops took advantage of camping season approximately 450 person attended the final campfire and court of awards ceremony held at the memorial scout reservation. Elk lick Council boy scouts of America at Farmers Valley Friday night a. Cording to an announcement by d d Blanchard scout executive. This event marked the close of the annual three week summer camping period in which 182 boys from 26 troops in Mckean. Cameron and Potter counties participated awards earned during the first Quarter of the crusade in commem-1 oration of the 40th anniversary of the organization of the boy scouts were presented. The highlight of the evening was an Indian ceremony entitled a in j auction into manhood of the Chippewa tribe Quot presented by the entire staff of the three week Camp the ceremony was designed to symbolize the four alms of boy scouting during its Fourt Leth year membership training leadership and camping the slogan of the crusade is a strengthen the Arm of Edgar Fenner of Shinglehouse sex pored troop 57, was awarded the rank of Eagle scout the highest rank in scouting. The following troops received awards for advancement and membership Progress in the first Quarter of the .01 Anni j pc Rosary crusade Honor awards troop 7. Kane troop 12, Eldred cub pack 12. Eldred troop 15, Rixford cub pack 19, Kane troop 21, Kane troop 32, Coudersport. Cub pack 46, Derrick City troop 47. Sawyer City troop 49. Custer City troop 63, Farmers Valley cub pack 80, Smethport and cub pack 98. Tuna Standard awards troop 5. Bradford troop 8. West Branch troop to. It Jewett troop 30, Ulysses troop 37, Harrison Valley troop 41, Cyclone troop to Galeton. Cub pack 57. Shinglehouse troop 60 and cub pack 61, port Allegany. Qualifying awards troop 2 Bradford. Troop 3, Lafayette explorer Post 6, Kane troop 24. Austin cub pack 33, Coudersport troop 55, Emporium. Troop 57 and senior unit 57. Shinglehouse and cub packs 86 and 83 of Bradford. A Parade of the flags of All troops winning awards was held the Camp fire was closed with the singing of top before tra Oft. ,. American in non shh killed in Rray a of Airliner near Bombay India atop at Bangka Indonesia on tear of Patch fact indie to interview indonesian president. Ach mod gook a in. Left to right Are William Newton a Crippa Howard Alliance pre Dent Aoe Caroo George Moorad Portland oregonian Barton Heath newspaper Enterprise Ain. John Werkley time Maga Alne and h. R. In Cher Booker. New registrations i candidates draw lists 1,321 goes 8 5 7 demur rals Dolores Witter will give piano recital miss Dolores v Witter daughter of or. And mrs c. J. Witter of Smethport will present a studio piano recital at the Home of prof. Chester c. Klee at 109 w Henly stolen at 8 30 o clock sunday evening. Miss Witter will play the following numbers prelude and fugue in cd Bach. Sonata Etique a Beethoven. First and second movements. Rhapsody c major Dohnal. Waltz in cd Chopin. Danse rite let do fuel Defalla. Clair de Lune Debussy. Caprice Espagnole Mosyjowski. Total indicates less than two to one Lead for republicans a trend toward a stronger democratic party in Mckean county normally a three to one Republican stronghold is indicated by the final tabulation of figures in the voter registration period for the fall primary. New members added to the two major parties in the registration period which closed recently total 2.210 of this figure 1.321 Are republicans and 857 Are democrats a differential of less than two to one other new registrations showed to prohibitionists and 22 non Partis on. In last fall s general election in Mckean county there were 15,017 in tile gop ranks and 4,762 in the democratic ranks a differential of More than 3-to-l. Clerks in the Mckean county commissioners office Here said that last fall s figures will change As soon As they take out removals deceased members and other erasures. Hie breakdown of new prohibitionists and non partisans registered throughout the county is As follows Bradford City i p. 5 no. Bradford township. 3 a Hamilton township 4 no Kane Borough. 4 p. 2 no Keating township. I no Liberty township 2 no. It. Jewett Borough. 3 no Norwich township 2 no. Port Allegany Borough. 2 p. 2 no Wetmore township i no registrations have closed until sept. 19 when they will reopen for the general election and continue through oct 3. Electors who become of age on or before nov 9, May Register for the general election new registration for local parties in this area Are Norwich tup., a 29, d. 23 Keating twp., a 81. D. 48 Smethport Borough r 49, d 29. Daughter born saturday or. And mrs. William Bush Are parents of a daughter Mary Katherine born saturday at the Kane Community Hospital. Social Security agent will visit Bradford the Field representative of the Federal social Security administration office at Dubois will conduct the regular itinerant station in the Pennsylvania employment service office. 15h> Kennedy Stradford on tuesday August 9. From to am to 12 noon. St Many persons have the same name but no two persons have the same social Security number. Make sure that every employer for whom you work under social Security copied your name and account number correctly from your social Security card. New sidewalk a new Concrete sidewalk a is Laid wednesday in front of Tho new filling station being erected by tile Sterling Oil division on main St. Work is progressing rapidly on Tho new Structure and it is expected it will be completed some time next n month. Ten numbers on band concert program tonight marches will feature the concert to be presented by the Smethport band tonight at 8 of clock in front of the court House following is the scheduled program a american legion Quot March. A Pride of Hie in Init March Bohemian girls a overture. Grouping Days Quot Mal Cli a tales from Vienna a Sally trombone Quot a Novelty. A Robin Sony a grand a a night in a Sels Floto Quot March. A Huntress Quot March. J. J. Johnston will i meet the band during the concert. Attention girl scouts bring a nose bag lunch and be at the Smethport schoolhouse by 4 30 of clock tuesday afternoon aug. 9 scout leaders will accompany you to port Allegany for a swim and picnic. School hand concert tile Smethport High school band will present their final summer concert at 7 30 of clock Friday evening August 5, in front of the court House. For places on primary ballot drawing c conducted in commissioners office tuesday a. In. Carl l Peterson of Bradford will be number one Man on the ballot for the Republican nomination for county treasurer in the september primaries according to me drawing that took place tuesday morning in the county commissioners office. Andy Anderson. Port Allegany will be second with Lloyd Mulvihill Norwich twp third for the treasurer s office. Members of the audience Drew for the various candidates when candidates were riot present. Lyle l Patchen will be first on the ballot for the Republican nomination for county controller. He will be followed by <2> mrs. Mary e. Mcclosky Bradford <3> Sidney e Bradley Bradford township <4> William f. Sullivan Duke Center in the Only democratic county wide contest the jury commissioner nomination one to be elected from each major party Frank h Cantwell Bradford is first on the ticket with mrs. Jennie fizzled. Bradford second. The following candidate for office in Mckean county Are unopposed in the primary Gerald Samuel Kohler it a it poster township county jury commissioner Albert j Harrington Ltd sergeant township county treasurer. Smethport Borough drawings councilman four to be elected William e Kerr <1>, c l Burt i2>, Fred a Herriman 3bernard Huffman <4> school director f. E. Guenter <1�. Herman a. Rice 2two withdrawals w. A Ross and John e. Sinclair. Keating township supervisor. John e Griffin Ileo j. Hackett <2�, Roland l. Ladlee <3>, Leo h. Burdick <4� auditor Helen v. Ross to Ethel Stickles <2> school director two vacancies Howard t. Francis <1>, Arthur b Cooper 2byron c. Bickford <3> Justice of the peace Robert l Herzog 1edward m. Rosenwine <2�. School officials i red to Rush bus loading zones new Law requires traffic to Stop while bus loads unloads school authorities have been reminded to get Busy on the establishment of school bus loading zones a new Law effective sept i will require All vehicular traffic going both ways outside of built up areas with few exceptions to Stop not less than to feet from a school bus loading or unloading children. School authorities have the responsibility of agreeing with Highway officials on the location of loading zones on school bus routes and also establishing off Thi a Highway zones at or near school. Or Francis b Hama a tat superintendent of Public instruction advised county and District school Uperti Tendevu in a letter that the zones must be set up Quot along All highways traversed by school he said the zones away from schools must be marked by official Quot school bus Stop Quot signs which meet specifications fixed by the state Highway department. The signs will be put up by the Highway authorities but will be paid for and maintained by the school districts. Highway department regulations Call for signs 18 by 12 inches with Black letters on a White background a it is our understanding Quot or. Hama stated a that Only one sign will be placed at each loading zone and not More than 25 or 30 feet in Advance of the actual Stop. The purpose of the sign is to designate the location of the bus Stop and is not intended As a warning school officials also were reminded that new or repainted school buses must be Quot National school bus Chrome Quot and that they will have to carry electrical of mechanical Stop signs front and rear. They also must be labelled shoo buses in Black letters eight inches High. \ Borough Council had Short session monday evening permission Given Park commission to work on Island searchers find missing youth asleep Oil porch a search party of 25 men including state police members of the american lesion disaster committee and volunteers combed the Woods in the Lewis run area for an hour and one half Early last thursday morning for 8-year-old Raymond Cowles of Bradford. They found the child at 2 of clock thursday morning curled up on the porch of a neighbor and sound asleep unaware of the disturbance he had created. It was said the lad. Who had been visiting relatives in Lewis run left their House after an argument about to of clock wednesday night. S Alam Anca girl has polio a 13-year-old Salamanca girl is confined to St. Francis Hospital As Cattaraugus county a third let Olio Case of 1949. She is Jean Frost daughter of or. And mrs. Eugene Frost of Salamanca. Her condition has been described As the Smethport Borough Council at their regular monthly meeting in the Borough building monday evening gave permission to William Barton representative of the Hamlin Parks commission to fill up Hole and generally improve the Park. Or Barton his wife Robert Kerr and or. And mrs. O. C. Smith or. Campaigned during the recent old Home week to obtain Money labor material and equipment to improve the Park. They intend to build fireplaces make improvements in the Park and make the Park a Community picnic ground. The Council transferred $2,500 from the electric fund to the general fund. It instructed solicitor Robert Apple to draw up an ordinance to establish a a no parking Quot ordinance on the South Side of e. Main St. From Hill St. To Allegany St. Parking will be permuted on the North Side of the Street when the ordinance is passed. Council ordered new eaves trough installed on the Borough building. Port Allegany Gas rates to increase the North Penn and Allegany Gas companies both of port Allegany have been allowed by the Public Utility commission to increase natural Gas rates $69,916 a year starting August i. An increase from 55 to 60 cents a thousand cubic feet for consumption Between 3,000 and 300,000 cubic feet will bring the additional Revenue. Will visit parents in England mrs. Merle eng Strong and daughter Susan Lee will leave Friday by plane from Buffalo for a visit of several months with the former a parents or. And mrs. John Healey at Heaton Moor Manchester England. Mrs. Engstrom is going to England because of her mothers poor health

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