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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 18, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A. 17lck&ml you adj a Mckean bit us till naturally till my ail Joe Democrat volume 73 established 171 Smethport pa., thursday August 18, 1019 per tear no. 32 60 barrel an hour Oil Well drilled near Kinzua first rip discovery since music Mountain Gusher Field opened one of the most successful Oil Wells drilled in the Bradford Field since i the discovery of music Mountain a decade age came in at noon thurs it Day on the l. M Lilly property in Corydon township near Kinzua. Located on warrant no 3731 on the Richardson lot the Well was i reported to have flowed 60 barrels in an hour according to or Lilly. Or. Lilly said the Well War Quot shut in Quot an hour later because of Lack of Tankage. Three tanks have been placed and were quickly filled with Oil and the Well again Quot shut the Well is located about six Miles from Kinzua on the North Side of what is known As Quot Pigeon Roost Quot t is near the Baker property where it is near the Baker property where another successful Well was completed about six weeks ago. This one showed a heavy flow at the outset and production was reported at 1.400 barrels during july. Drillers on the Lilly Well were Glenn King of Bradford and Orin Reigel of Kinzua. Or King said that in his judgment the Well is the Best since music Mountain Veteran Oil men agreed that the Well could be classified As Quot gushers calibre on the face of the Early report of 60 barrels an hour. The Well has been reported in the Dew drop Sand at 1.100 feet. It is located about 200 feet from the Baker Well that came in with 76 barrels a Day. Firemen Assn. Allocated Money $797.51 earmarked for Smethport Boro auditor general Weldon b Heyburn announced today that he has approved payments totalling $788,-799 38 to the firemen a Relief fund association in sixteen counties of which Smethport will receive $797.51. The monies represent the two per cent tax on the premiums of fire insurance policies written within the political subdivisions in which the Relief association is located by companies whose main office is outside the boundaries of the Commonwealth. Municipalities sharing and the amount each will receive in Mckean county Are City of Bradford $7,544 46 boroughs Eldred $427 43. Kane $2,008 79 Lewis run $140 40, mount Jewett $448.50, port Allegany $995 89,Smethport $797 51 townships Annin $9 71, Bradford $382 81, Ceres $51 78. Eldred $130 18. Foster $360 81, Hamilton $79 40, Hamlin $88 01, Keating $365 88, Lafayette $153 68, Liberty $41 32. Norwich $64 78. Otto $280 39. Sergeant $30 74, Wetmore $120.41. Historical society flans open House dinner aug. 25 Tri county group will hear Warren speaker at 5th annual meeting arrangements have been completed for the fifth annual Tri county dinner of the historical societies of Cameron Mckean and Potter counties. Merle Deardorff Warren banker and leading authority on the folkways of the Seneca indians Wilt address the meeting on his favorite topic. Or. S. K Stevens a former resident of Potter county now Secretary of the state historical commission is expected to attend the meeting program matters Are being arranged by Arch Akeley president j of the Potter county society. The Mckean county society is arranging for an open House late in the afternoon and just prior to the dinner hour of 6 30 thus giving visitors from within and without the county an Opportunity to look Over the Mckean county exhibits of his i topical materials which includes the Emery exhibit and other materials gathered by the older Mckean society which flourished under the leadership of the late r b Stone of Bradford As Well As materials gathered under the leadership of James i Henretta of Kane. Many interesting articles Are on display in the court House corridors and in the room assigned to the society by the county commissioners. There Are almost weekly contributions of interesting items to the collection dinner will be served at 6 30 in tile dining room of the methodist Church adjacent to the court House Square and King St. Citizens of Mckean county whether members of the to i Cal society or not. Are invited to attend the dinner and visit the historical collection. You Are urged to it come and join an organization that is trying to gather and preserve materials and cultures that Are of historic value this invitation is especially extended to members of the older families of the county whose ancestors carved a great county out of wilderness. Reservations for the dinner should be made by monday. Aug 22. By contacting one of these persons mrs. Bertha Hall Helmer port Allegany Richard Shattuck. Eldred j h Henry pita Kane or c. W. Lilli Bridge. Smethport. Merchants committee plans i Day gala Celebration Here september to Tokyo visit. Invited by or. Giro Barad to a to to bin Homo for the fam oui japanese Tea ceremony David Winward remove a Boea before entering the Home. David it la a son of in staff sergeant of Tho far East air Force headquarter in Japan. Hubbers face firemen name j. I game schedule a. Gillen president coach Jay Elicker issues Call for monday coach Jay Elicker Ifa issued a Call to All Smethport High school varsity and Junior varsity football candidates for monday August 22, at 9 30 a. M at Mccoy stadium coach Elicker expects All boys to report whether previously enrolled or not. Including those from nor Wick and Keating townships. This year in addition to the usual varsity schedule a Junior varsity schedule of six games will be played. The schedule follows sept. 17�?coudersport-�?aw a. Sept 24�?geo or. Republic Home. Oct. In Sheffield Home. Oct. 8�?renovo�?Home. Oct. 15�?youngsville�?away. Get 22�?otto township Home oct. 29�?port Allegany Home nov. 5�?no game nov. Llu Kane away. Central Hist. Conclave held in Kane last week second polio a ase reported in Bradford Bradford a second infantile paralysis Case of this year was reported thursday morning with the admission of Robert Van Houtte. 14-year old son of or. And mrs. Amos Van Houtte of Bradford to Bradford Hospital. His Case is reported As of a mild nature. In the meantime the condition of Robert Calderwood. 9, of Bradford the first polio victim of the year in Bradford was reported to be improved by Hospital attaches. Social Security agent will be in Bradford Borough schools will open september 7 Carl w Johnson supervising principal of the Smethport Borough schools announced wednesday of this week that Borough schools will open wednesday september 7. Vacations for the school year 1949-50 have not been definitely set. Directors live $100.00 for Island improvement directors of the Smethport chamber of Commerce voted to give $100 to the Parks and gardens committee to be used As they see fit in preparing the Island for Public use. The Field representative of the Federal social Security administration office at Dubois will conduct the regular itinerant station in the Pennsylvania employment service office Lse a Kennedy St. Bradford on tuesday. Aug. 23, from to a. In to 12 noon. St women who marry after they secure their social Security cards should have their names changed on the records of the Socail Security administration. A new card with the same number but with their married name on it will be issued upon application. St. Luke a picnic held last saturday play f first round matches at country club several first round matches in the Smethport country club championship were played wednesday Over the local course tile results were Bob Apple Defeated Carl Sykes two up Jack Neville medallist won from James Mcelhattan by default Larry a a Laughlin beat Ai Barnecut one up. While Bill Gainly beat Otto Johnson two and one c l. Burt won from Charles Simon four and three. In other matches Steve car sick Defeated Dan Beal five up and four to go while h. Phalin Defeated Carl Wilson one up. John a Gillen of Bellefonte. Pa., was elected president of the Central District firemen s Assoc Ator at a meeting held wednesday in the Kane theatre during the three Day convention of the firemen s organization in Kane the next convention will be held in Bellefonte. Or. Gillen who has been Active in the organization for More than a decade succeeds James e Donovan of Kane As District pres Den. Other activities at the meeting wednesday wore the firemen s bad held in the Kane armory which was open to the Public and a concert presented by the 40-piece it Jewett hand under the direction of or. L a Cupp the three Dav convention reached a Climax thursday morning at la o clock with a Parade in which More than 50 units participated. Following the Parade Competition for drum corps and Drill units was held on the Kane High school athletic Field. Close to $2,000 in prizes w As a w Ard close to $2,000 in prizes was awarded. About ninety attended the St Luke a Parish and Church school picnic at the port Allegany Park saturday afternoon and evening swimming was the main diversion of the afternoon and a Bountiful picnic supper was served at five thirty. Tile Church paid for the ice Cream and the swimming privileges. Mrs. Howard Wright was chairman. Accepts position Harold Hull was in Erie recently where he successfully passed his examination for operator with the Pennsylvania Railroad co., and has been assigned to the Emporium station for training. Mission Church school picnic next saturday members of the evangelical Mission Church and Church school will hold their annual picnic saturday afternoon and evening at Calhoun a station in Betula. Children Are asked to meet at the Church at 1 45 of clock we made an i Khor mrs. C h. Stickles asks us to print the following Iii the item on the evangelical United Brethren Church i was mentioned As a charter member of a Union lunch. I came to Smethport at the age of 16 years later joined tile woman s Aid society in 1895. I was not a charter member of any Church. Daughter born or. And mrs. Robert f. Bamat Are parents of a daughter. Mary Lynne born at 9 30 of clock saturday evening August 13, at Kane Community Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. Or. And mrs. Harry Hull will return to Smethport or. And mrs. Harry Hull former residents who have been residing in Camden Del will move Back to Smethport Early in september. Or Hull who had a Federal position is retiring the Hull Home on Center St. Has been occupied by mrs. Sherman Francisco and son who will move to an apartment in the Okerlund building on w main St. Child found after five hour search Margaret Baker 23-month-old child of or and mrs. Charles Baker of Bradford was found asleep in a ditch in Rew sunday night about five hours after wandering from the Yard of the Mahon Home in Rew where mrs Baker had been visiting on sunday. The child was found at Midnight by Cleveland Cawley a member of the searching party which was made up of members of the Bradford police Force state police veterans american legion disaster committee and volunteers from hew and Bradford. Rev. Rodney lob accepts Gall to Lynn mass. Rector of St. Luke of episcopal Church Here since Jan. I 1943 the Rev. Rodney f Cobb since january i 1943 Rector of St Luke a episcopal Church announced sunday to his congregation that he had accepted a Call to the Rector ship of the Church of the incarnation. Lynn. Mass which Call he received july 22. To take effect october i and that he had called a special meeting of the vestry of St. Luke Sarish last Friday at which time he presented his resignation to take effect september 30, so that he might be free to accept the Call to the Lynn Parish october i. Besides serving As Rector of St. Lukes Church and its parochial Chapel of All saints East Smethport. For almost seven years. Father Cobb has been vicar ail of this time of St Matthews Church. Eldred and for the last three years of St Josephus Church. Port Allegany. In Lynn he will serve Only the one Church. A Lynn is a City of about 100 000 people ten Miles Northeast of Boston on the North Shore and has a Large Plant of the general electric co., and is also noted As a shoe manufacturing City. It is Only eighteen minutes from Boston by train. The Church of the incarnation is located on Broad St., five blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and the Beach and near the Well known Community of Swampscott and not far from the historic towns of Marblehead and Salem Hie rectory is right next to the Parish House and Church. The Parish has had the very Able and vigorous leadership for five or six years of the Rev. Donald Woodward who this Spring accepted the Rector ship of St. Peter s Church. Bennington. It. There Are three services every sunday morning throughout the year at 8, 9 15 and la of clock. The Parish seems to be a very Active one in its program of worship education and service. Father Cobbs last sunday at St Luke a will be september 25, after which he plans to move to Lynn to be there by october i while the election of a new Rector for St. Luke a is the business of the vestry the Rector has appointed the following Parish committee on the selection of a Rector e g. Potter chairman Redfield b Hulett c e Enberg. Fred a Herriman miss Dora Keenan mrs j. L. Morrison mrs. Jennie Chase mrs. Esther Burdick and mrs Carolyn Penn this committee will be glad to receive names and suggestions and to interview and consider candidates and represents not Only the vestry but the women and various sections and organizations of the Parish. The local Rector has also Uteri a member of the Smethport rotary club the Coudersport consistory and the executive Council and department of Christian education of the diocese of Erie As Well As chairman of the committee on the state of the Church for the diocese will leave Smethport band concert tonight the Smethport band will present their annual concert at the Mckean county Home this thursday evening at 8 of clock. _ $ second hand Sale mrs. Esther Burdick and committee announce a second hand Sale on saturday afternoon at i of clock at St. Luke a Parish Hoise for Benefit of St. Priscilla a guile. Parents of daughter a daughter Mollie Kay was born to or. And mrs. Albert Williams of Farmers Valley at Bradford Hospital last thursday. The baby weighed six pounds and la ounces. Mrs. Williams is the former miss Mart Ila Moore of Farmers Valley. Underwent surgery Charles Partchey instructor of instrumental music in the Borough schools underwent surgery on his spine monday at the Hamot Hospital in Erie. Mrs. Partchey who accompanied him to the Hospital returned Here wednesday evening. Smethport club Caddie makes Hole in one fourteen year old Ronald Carlson a Caddie at the Smethport country club recently enjoyed the distinction of making a Hole in one. It was on the ninth Hole 135 Yard three. Keating Grange will meet tuesday evening committee plans event that will surpass Street opening Celebration held last year exhibits of farm and Home will be shown the merchants committee of the Smethport chamber of Commerce is again planning a one Day Celebration in the very near future which they Hope will surpass the successful Street opening Celebration held last year. Ray. Rodney w. Cobb bar association held picnic to lawyers. Guests meet at Kane country Chih tile Mckean county bar association held its annual picnic Friday afternoon at the Kane country club with 60 lawyers and guests from Elk Potter and Cameron counties present the program included cards trap shooting and Golf dinner was at 6,20 of clock. Guests included judge Charles g Hubbard. Smethport state senator William Berger. Coudersport judge Allison Wade. Warren assemblyman Albert Johnson. Smethport. James Bly was chairman of the entertainment committee assisted by Frank j. Woods and Phillip Jacobus. In the Golf Handicap sweepstakes j. P Willson shot a 69 net followed by William Gallup net 72. At 18 holes several golfers were restricted to nine holes by rain. W p Mcvay Bradford shot a net of 38, with j. F Mcvay Bradford a net of 39. Of those who shot nine holes. Realm Quot schools opening sept. 7 Calendar fur year Given by 51 r. Bier John e Biery supervising principal of the Keating township schools announced this week that the township consolidated schools at East Smethport. Cyclone and Farmers Valley will open on wednesday september 7 the school cafeterias will not open until monday september 12. He also announced the following Calendar for the school year a teachers meeting will be held on tuesday sept. 6. Teachers Institute will be held sept. 23. Vacations for the term 1949-50 will be As follows thanksgiving from noon nov. 23 to nov. 28 Christmas evening of dec. 16 to Jan 2 easter april 7 to april 17 memorial Day May 30. School will close on june 12. 1950. Ask bids i or i Ign i ing Plant at Valley school the Keating township school Board is asking for sealed bids for the Complete installation of a 1500w, 115 Volt fully automatic Kohler emergency lighting Plant at the Farmers Valley school. Peterson Era Rivord guest speaker at rotary a of gave stilling address on a what on you owe your town a colonel Carl Peterson of Bradford addressed the Smethport rotary club at the luncheon meeting in the colonial hotel monday noon. In introducing the speaker rotarian e o Potter gave a Brief summary of colonel Peterson s Long and distinguished service record in Hie two world wars. Quot what Der you owe your town a was the title of the colonels stirring address in which he stressed the significance of rotary s motto of service above self Quot. Quot service Quot he said. Quot Means a duty and duty Means a just debt a he urged Hie Type of service that is not primarily measured in dollars. The Quot Bossy is out of style in America and the Leader is taking his place. He believes that Clear thinking is gradually becoming one of the objectives in America and that we Are becoming less aware of out rights and More aware of our responsibilities. President Wilbur Best presented a proposal by Rota Nan Ernie Monsch for repairing the rotary Sirn on the it Afton Road. The club approved a motion to share in the Cost of this project. Birthday greetings were presented to Tom Coon. Local merchant and rotarian program chairman Chris Felt announced that a member of the local club. Joe Megivern would have charge of the program next monday two visitors from port Allegany James Isherwood and Howard Walter and Hamlin Redfield of the Eldred club were welcomed by Fellowship chairman Herbie Larson. Or. Walter invited the rotarian to visit the port Allegany club next thursday to hear a talk on Secretary c w Lillibridge reported make ups for William Reese. W. A Ross and Robert Digel went y five members were present at the meeting monday rotarian Charles Partchey is in the Hamot Hospital in Erie where he underwent surgery monday. Charley will be confined to the Hospital for two weeks and to his Home in Smethport for six weeks. A visit or a card from club members is suggested to help the Long convalescent period to pass More pleasantly. The Date hag been set for saturday. September loth and present plans Call for exhibits of farm products baked goods and fancy work to be shown in the store windows that week each merchant who can will be asked to devote a window for the purpose of showing one or More products. Prizes will be Given for the Best of each Type entered. The merchant will also ofter unit uni values for the Day which Are expected to attract Many customers. Hundreds of free gifts will be Given away by the business establishments. Entertainment for the afternoon and evening will be furnished under the very capable direction of or. R. Hutchinson who did such a wonderful Job last year with his hic co troubadours. A huge Parade will be staged in Hie evening in which every conceivable entry will be encouraged to join floats bands cars trucks tractors pets fancy costumes clowns be most Welcome and winners Mill be selected by a group of Young folks ranging in age from 6 to 12 years As judges who will be asked to explain their reasons for the selections they make. Many other entertaining features Are being planned by the committee. The merchants feel that this is a splendid Means of creating Good will among their Many patrons in Smethport and the surrounding Community. Watch this paper for further announcements and plan now to enjoy another treat at the county seat on saturday. September loth. Historic Drake Well reactivated Celebration will Mark 90th anniversary the Welt that first tapped the underground deposits of the worlds Oil will be Back in simulated operation on August 27 after being sealed 35 years. The historic Drake Well near Titusville has been made ready for reactivation on its 90th birthday. A Day Long Celebration will be held at the Well that Day. The Well was drilled by col. Edwin l. Drake and w. A. Quot Uncle Billy Quot Smith in 1859 despite the snickers of septic townsfolk. In a Short time. However they struck a Black Gold and the american Oil Industry was born the Well produced 40 barrels a Keating Grange will meet at 8 30 of clock tuesday evening at the East Smethport consolidated schoolhouse. A covered dish lunch will follow the meeting. The committee will be or. And mrs. Lawrence Lathrop. Mrs. Hazel Rifle mrs. Marion Rifle. Or. And mrs. Wade Burdick or. And mrs Milo Cole Cecil Reynolds and Paul Nourse. Daughter born tuesday or. And mrs. Carl Bermender Are parents of a daughter. Vicki Ann Marie born at 6 30 of clock tuesday evening Al Kane Community Hospital. The baby weighed five pounds to i i Day. It sold for 50 cents a gallon or miss Olson accepts school $20 a Barrei nurse Job Iii Conneaut r ate firemen win 2nd place the Smethport fire department drum and Bugle corps won second place in the Central dist. Firemen s Parade in Kane last thursday. As school nurse for the Smethport Borough and Keating and Norwich township schools has accepted a position As school nurse in the Conneaut schools. Kiah family moves to Scranton a. Or. And mrs. William rear who have been residing on e. King St moved this week to Scranton where or. Car is employed. Or and mrs. Ray Pizor who have been living Iii the Fry building will now occupy the apartment vacated by or. And mrs. Rear. In x Rayed at Hospital Carlton Denning 14-year-old son of or. And mrs Russell f. Denning of w Green St., was admitted to the Kane Community Hospital monday where a Ray pictures revealed he had a fractured Skull received when he fell from a moving truck operated by Edward Denning when the Well is reactivated its will not be pumping its own Oil. A special pumping operation will simulate the real thing with purchased Oil. Announce Date for Norwich reunion j. C. Calhoun Secretary has announced that the 14th annual reunion of residents past and present of Norwich Betula and Keystone will be held Quot Down by the old Mill Stream potato Creek at Norwich on route 46 on sunday August 21. Free Coffee with Cream and sugar will be served those attending. A former residents of this once thriving Community Are asked to come and renew acquaintances. Suffers stroke Rev. P. E. Nordgren retired suffered a stroke at his Home in Kane wednesday evening of last week. His condition is reported As improved. The Rev. Or. Nordgren is a former pastor of Ansgarius lutheran Church Smithp u

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