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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 25, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A a 17lctfcun Mckean a a Voluse. 9 a a in 2 six in i a e. Democrat a. >1 volume 73 established it7l Smethport a thursday August 25, 1949 to Jimmiw ter tear no. 33 stale Grange l o meet in Kane october 25-271 ii gathering will Mark 82nd anniversary of farm organization the october 25-27th meeting of the state Grange in Kane will Mark the eighty second anniversary of the founding of tile great movement which become known throughout the country As the Grange. From a very Small beginning entered around the Hopes and activities of seven men. It be ome a National organization with letter than 800.000 menders having National state and local units. It Ras on january 8, 1888 when Potomac Grange no. I was organized in Georgetown do. It was Here that the founders of the order worked out the ritual and the seven degrees which have since guided the Grange in much of its activities. Or. O. Ii. Kelley of Minnesota is recognized As founder of the movement. Soon after the close of the civil War the commissioner of agriculture in Washington requested Kelley to undertake a special Mission into the Southern states to ascertain what could be done to restore the broken agricultural resources in that Region the hospitality Agio red him by Many of the Farmers of the South suggested the idea of founding a fraternity of i Farmers which should not be limited j by sectional lines. Later or. Kelley was appointed to a position in the Post office de j apartment where he interested six others in his proposal to establish a fraternal order of farm people. Finally or. Kelley resigned from his departmental work in Washington j and started out to organize Granges in nearby states. He organized the first Grange at Fredonia. N. A. Which is still in a flourishing condition. But his efforts elsewhere met with Little Success until his Home state of Minnesota sponsored the movement with eleven subordinate Granges and the organization of the first state Grange in february of 1869. In january of 1873 the first Dele j Gate session of the National Grange was held in Georgetown. Do while Hie Grange was first organized As a fraternal order for farm folks it rapidly became known As a remedial Agency for action for Many farm troubles that afflicted agriculture j especially in the mid West in the eighties and nineties. Originally it was not intended a business or cooperative organization. Among the earliest salutary Prin 1 Caples advocated by the Grange was that affecting Western Railroad i transportation which heretofore in certain regions been discriminatory. Legislation was secured under the interstate Commerce Law that remedied this situation. Pure food Laws and other measures that would Benefit Farmers As Well As the Public were sponsored and written into the Laws of the land. The Grange was also instrumental in bringing about a More efficient program of the teaching of agriculture in the agricultural colleges of the nation and were insistent in urging a depart men of agriculture in the Cabinet in the nineties the Grange sponsored Rural free delivery of mail and a system of postal savings through banking institutions. During a period of eighty years the Grange grown tremendously in numbers and influence. In a recent history of the Grange in Pennsylvania. The author says. Quot there is no other organization quite like it in tile world. It is at once a fraternity with a Beautiful ritual which is adapted to farm life an educational forum a cooperative institution. And a Force for social betterment. For three generations it a Quot also been an outstanding spokesman in Public affairs for the people of Rural Toast on the thoroughfare. The often. Shirley and Albert. East 179th Street Bronx n. A a have their breakfast at the appointed Hoar Bat by rivet instance and not by Cholee the setting is outdoors. The couple were superintendents of the Hult Rutn and were evicted from their apartment because the owner wanted it. A neighbor mrs. Alice Patrick left and Edward often. $4, join the breakfast party with the table aet up amid the rest of the Forni tur in the Street. A food breakfast fortifies a Nerson faced with the Outlook o4 enactment Buntine. Hot a inns hear p. J. Me give p. J. Me give addressed the Smethport rotary club at us meeting in the colonial hotel monday noon. Rotarian me give explained the procedure followed in negotiating a labor contract. He briefly reviewed recent labor legislation and then proceeded with a discus Benefit game arranged for red Mcgavisk local fans of William a red Quot Mcgavisk a local Ball player along with the management of the Smethport team have arranged a Benefit rame for red Between the Bradford indies and the Smethport team the rame will be played on the East j nationwide census of housing set to Start in april a nationwide census of housing Smethport Diamond at 3 o clock v a Pri along with the count sunday afternoon August 28. Of population and the agricultural _. I census next april. Red As his legion of friends know. Was during this trip that Alfred a Survey of dwelling conditions. _. Alfred Provin to be feted on Woolli anniversary Centennial eucharist first of Many events honouring focal Man area residents Are planning Many events in Honor of Alfred Provin of East Smethport who will observe his tooth birthday anniversary next tuesday. August 30 at to a in. There will be a Centennial birthday eucharist at All saints Chapel in East Smethport by the Rev Rodney f Cobb to which All Are invited at 12 o clock noon the Rev Cobb is entertaining or. And mrs Provin and other relatives at a luncheon at the rectory at 8 30 p m. A Tureen supper is being staged at the East Smethport school to which the Community except Little children Are invited each family is asked to bring a Tureen the service will be furnished by the school. In the past several years or i Provin thoroughly enjoyed his birthdays and is looking Forward to this one he resides with i wife. Who is 83 years old and is enjoying remarkably Good health. He isl Active and goes to the Post office two or Throe times a Day his eyesight is rather poor but he hears i very Well. His mind remains very keen and he is interested in current event. His wife the former mrs. Eileen Churchley and daughter came to the states from England and the former resided in this Section since her marriage for Over forty years. Or proving parents the late or and mrs. Samuel Lathrop Provin. Came to Mckean county from Westfield pa., in August of 1849 it Smethport two polio cases local Kotlier of William Mcgavisk a stricken by polio j Smethport athlete at Home saturday is Iii w Ith polio the Berrier. A peach to a aet i of raspberries is a dish fit for a King. The raspberries Are tee numerous to mention Bol the peach is loan welts who la the Raspberry crop maturing near Minneapolis. Is ill with polio in the by. Francis special meeting of . Aug. 29 Sion of the most significant articles Hospital Olean. At press time the in the present contract negotiated report of his condition was most Between management and Union encouraging. Representatives at the Farmers Val Ley refinery last july. The first Union was organized at the Plant ten years ago and the present Union is the third a Branch of the Oil workers International. Cio., local 607. Or. Me give commended the ability and cooperation of the Coin-1 a special meeting of the Parent Mittee of employees representing j teachers association is being called the Union in the contract Neotia for monday evening August 29, at tons. 7 30 o clock at the Smethport High president Wilbur Best reported school by the president mrs. That rotarian Charles Partchey wha Howard Wright. Has undergone surgery at the Hamot j last Spring a committee consist general Hospital in Erie is to prov eng of mrs. Tom o Brien and mrs. Nig rapidly. Bainie Monsey an Arthur bet Kstrom was appointed to bounced tile illness of rotarian ascertain the number of pre school was made by the census Bureau in the Spring of 1947. Why is another one needed tile 1947 Survey was Only a Sample census taken in 32 big cities. The 1950 census will cover All of the country s dwelling units a some 40 million of them ranging from converted Box cars on abandoned Railroad sidings to Swank houses and apartments Congress authorized the Survey in the new housing Law to provide detailed information and a locality basis. Rouses on farms and in villages will be included As Well As City dwelling units. Provin was bom he is the last member of his immediate family but does have several nieces who Are As follows mrs Mittie Green Smethport mrs Percy Berkwater. Kenmore mrs. F f Vanloon of Buffalo mrs. Volney Coleman of port Allegan and mrs Carl Hagman of Ormsby. Funeral rites held for Rev resident funeral services for Richard Hun the most recent detailed locality to in Rcw a. Who died in Bradford Hospital saturday after a Short illness were held from the Mimm information now available was obtained in the 1940 Cenus of hous John fiery who is in St. Francis children who would attend a Kinder ing tremendous geographic shifts funeral Horne. Monday afternoon Hospital Pittsburgh. Garten again this year. This com in population during the War years1 at 2 30 of clock the Rey. Keith president Best gave a report on Mittee will report it findings at this have resulted in out dating much of pm Rry. Pt0,r of i it Rel a e b special meeting and it will be for the 1940 information. J Church officiated the fat to decide at this time an increase in population of Anna Johnson and miss whether they feel it advisable to j about 18,000.000 and Wear and tear martan Johnson Sang 8 t sponsor a kindergarten this coming i on dwellings Over to years also have and Good morning and be on year. J changed the housing pictures an in is hoped that there will be a j other Factor is the improvement Good attendance of members of the 19fy a p the housing Committer on Bank focal Asp test Church ing and currency which handled to hold youth rally attendance at meetings for the month of july. The local club ranked third in the District with an average attendance for the month of 92.17 per cent. Secretary c. W. Lillibridge reported makeups for James Akeley he also read a letter of appreciation from mrs. Albert j. Cleveland to whom the club transmitted resolutions expressing appreciation for the splendid service to rotary and to the Community rendered by her husband. Rev. R f. Cobb presented a Quick summary of High lights in the latest Issue of the rotarian. Official publication of rotary International. Twenty two rotarians were present and three guests. The guests were Rev. C. O. Thunberg of port Allegany n. W Hill of Smethport and i e Lindholm of Ansonia. Connecticut. Organization As Well As parents of the kindergarten children. Pamela Lee baptized at lutheran Church Pamela Lee. Little daughter of Taff sgt. And mrs. William Oakly Eterson of peace Dale ri., was baptized saturday afternoon at the Ansgarius lutheran Church at 2 30 clock by the pastor the Rev. C. O. Ii in Berg. Sponsors were miss Ionna loll Peterson and Roland Reynolds. Pamela Lee is the granddaughter for. And mrs. Andy Peterson of Smethport. Port Allegany woman Dies in Hospital monday funeral services will be eid today in the Gallup funeral Home in port Allegany for mrs. Amelia a. Lynch 64, who died in the port Allegany Hospital monday evening. A son. Clyde Lynch principal of the port Allegany Junior High school and a sister. Mrs. Nellie m Ritter of Salamanca and one grandson. Bert t. Lynch of port Allegany survive. Or. And mrs. Carl Anderson of West King Street. Smethport and mrs. Bryce Pierce also of Smethport. Will attend the funeral services. Burial will be in Wellsboro cemetery. John Marrone injured while playing football John Marrone. Son of mrs. Albert Marasco severed a Tendon in his knee tuesday evening while playing football in the Yard at his Home on Green Street. In an Effort to catch the Ball the youngster rolled under a Bush striking his knee on a piece of Glass. He was taken to Kane Community Hospital where he underwent surgery and was placed in a cast he will be a patient in the Hospital for about to Days. . Will meet tile . Of the methodist Church will hold their August meeting at the Church Friday evening at 8 of clock with Circle 3 in charge of the evenings program. Mrs Barkley love will Lead the devotions and mrs. Kenneth Daugherty will have charge of the program. Refreshments will be served a the committee co chair maned by mrs. W a. Ross and mrs. Bartley love. The burial was in Lafayette cemetery. Attend Celebration or. And mrs. Carl Anderson were in Jamestown tuesday where they attended a Celebration at the Home of the tetters brother. John Soder Lind and wife who were married 80 years ago tuesday Ai gust 23, 1899 the 1949 housing act says the census will be of value to these groups i Federal state and City authorities and others directly concerned with housing problems. 2. Business and Industry which depend upon housing and Home building for part or All of the outlet for their goods and services. 3 local merchants who will get a better picture of general sales possibilities in various types of residential areas. I he housing census will be taken by the enumerators who count the population. They will ask questions about the size and condition of dwellings about plumbing and other f Ali ties number of occupants rental values and mortgages. Secretary crowned As potato Blossom Queen Donna map Gooderham of Patton Cambria county an Ash blonde with Blue Eves thursday became Pennsylvania s new potato Blossom Queen. The 19-year-old insurance Agency Secretary was crowned at the closing of the annual state potato Field Day program at Camp potato. More than 2.000 potato growers from All parts of the state saw the pretty blonde capture the title from a Field of 21 contestants. She succeeds Mildred Dibble tourer of Meyer town 1948 Queen. A special youth rally will be held at the Smethport Baptist Church Friday August 26 at 7 30 p m Dick Knox and Matt Diachenko of Bob Jones University Greenville. So. Will have charge of the rally special j music of trombone trumpet duets j vocal solos and duets will be presented by these gifted Young men. Or. Knox and or Diachenko have been working in evangelistic work this summer in Many churches of North Carolina. Young people and adults Are invited to come and heat the gospel message in word and song. Special services will be held sunday evening August 28th the Young people who recently attended youth Camp at Sweet Valley pa., will have charge of the service. Special music and Camp reports will be part of the program. I. A. Brenneman Dies in Hospital after Long illness Walter a Brenneman died wednesday morning. August 24, in Kane Community Hospital where he been a patient for ten Days. Iii for five years his condition been critical tor several Days. He was born in Bradford april to 1889. The son of John c. And Rose Mapes Brenneman. As a child or. Brenneman lived in Bradford but moved to Smethport when his father became proprietor of the Central hotel. Tile elder Brenneman in later years was appointed superintendent of the Mckean county Home. A position which he held for 18 years in january 1917 or Brenneman was married to miss Alice Dailey of Smethport. They were parents of one son. Robert Walter Brenneman who with his Mother survives. Robert Brenneman who resides in Burbank Calif made the trip Home by plane and arrived at the i Alton Airi it Ort saturday. His fat Lier was Able to visit with his son for a Short while saturday. In 1936 or. And mrs Brenneman bought the Corner drug store from the Ostrander estate and established tile Corner restaurant which they operated jointly until 1944, when they sold their business to the pre ent owners or. And mrs. Clyde Mong. The deceased was a convert to the Catholic Faith and his funeral will be held from St. Elizabeth a Church at to o clock Friday morning with the pastor the Rev. Father Urban s. Barrett officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. Or. Brenneman was a member of the Bradford Elk s Lodge the Rosary will be said at the Brenneman residence this evening at 8 of clock. Mrs. Marie Stravino. 37, wife of Al Thorn Stravino of Hilton Avenue Smethport developed polio at Lier Home about 7 30 of clock saturday evening after she complained of feeling Jck shortly after the evening meal one of her three children. Tommy Ilieen under doctor s care for several Days last week and naturally required his Mother s care but except for being tiled she was apparently in Good health. On monday mrs. Stravino was taken to Kane Community Hospital where spinal tests confirmed that her illness was polio. She was re moved Uter that Dav to an isolation i Ward in tire Bradford Hospital j where Hospital authorities report her condition As fair. Mrs. Stravino was the second polio victim in Smethport in three Days and brought the total in my j Kean county to 5. Condition of the other victims j Robert Calderwood. 9, and Robert Van Houtte 14. Of Bradford were reported As Good. Both were stricken several weeks ago and the first county victim. Judy Van Scoter. 4, of Eldred who was first hospitalized on july 16 is now in zem zem Hospital Erie where her condition is reported As fairly Good. William Mcgavisk 17. Son of or. And mrs. Leonard Moa Vosk of King Street outstanding athlete at the Smethport High school la a patient in St. Franc la Hospital Cut lean a victim of polio. He was admitted to the Hospital late saturday afternoon and placed in an Iron lung broadcasts were made to a i ure sufficient nurses to give him �?�4 hour care. In serious condition for ome time he took a turn for the better this week and at press time hts condition was reported As encouraging. William or red As he is better known graduated from Smethport High school last june and planned to enter St. Bonaventure College this fall during his High school Days he starred on the track football and basketball teams. Rated a a an excellent baseball player he was Smethport entry in the my Kean Eik baseball league during the current season. For a number of years he a served As an altar boy at St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church Smethport. Robert Ion Ive 11 to dire Tofin Bossier Lily Robert a Bob it Conwell 25-year old son of or and mrs. E. J Conwell. Of Cyclone ha., been appointed manager of tile Bossier City. La. Chamber of Commerce effective sept i. 1949 or. Conwell succeeds Pete Heslep who resigned recently to reenter private business. A graduate of the University of Tulsa Tulsa okla or. Conwell been serving a assistant to sports editor Barney Ghio of the Shreveport la., times for tile past 18 months. He was sports publicity director for the University of Tulsa during his senior year and also worked in the sports department of the Tulsa world. In commenting on i appointment or. Conwell said Quot i am very Happy to receive the appointment and will do everything within Ray Power and capabilities to assist merchants and officials of Bossier City in making the Community a Tood place in which to a native of Mckean county or. Conwell attended the Simpson Grade schools he is a graduate of Bradford senior High school. He attended St Bonaventure College before going to the University of Tulsa. Or. Conwell s father. Edward is president of the Smethport National Bank. Volunteers needed on Island project Bill Barton reports that the following people have been aiding in Clearing the Island Park of Brush during the past few weeks Johnny Lindholm Tommy Kohn Chuck Ness Joe Ferrano Bob Kerr Orville Smith or. Barney Huffman Glenn Mencer and Bill Barton. We Are sure when you have read the above names you know it represented an extremely Small part of the labor that should be available in Smethport for such a worthwhile Community project. A a Bill says that Money is of course an important item but what is needed at the resent time is manpower. He wishes that people in this town would take it upon themselves to be a committee of one. To canvass the Street on which they reside for volunteers to go to the Island each evening that the weather permits and help in Clearing the Island. Don Nelson it is said brought in his tractor one evening and Cut the grass which was a big help. If twelve Fellows would help out for two or three nights the Island could be about cleared. The committee As yet t found a Sand pump but is still looking. If anyone can give of his time and services please Contact one of the committee Kerr. Barton or Smith. We better get Busy this fall if we want to picnic there next summer. Republican voters outnumber democrats Mckean county three times More Republican voters than Democrat voters according to the record of those registered for voting in the september 13 primary. Republicans of the boroughs townships of the county and the City of Bradford registered to the number of 15,408 democrats 5,195 prohibition 106 no party 131 socialist 16 for a grand total of 20,856 local couple observes wedding anniversary Smethport and Bradford friends of or. And mrs. Paul Schoonmaker entertained at a Surprise party at the Schoonmaker Home last Friday evening the occasion being their 45th wedding anniversary. The evening was spent in playing games and visiting. The honoured couple received Many Lovely gifts and a delicious lunch was served. Hunting licenses Heady the county treasurers office announced wednesday that Pennsylvania s Hunting licenses Are now ready for distribution. The fee for resident Hunters is $3 15 and for non resident Hunters $20.00. Fred Mackey 73 year old Carpenter of Smethport re. I secured the first License and Andy Hillman Secretary and treasurer of Mckean federation of sportsmen s clubs was the Lucky second. Announce faculty for Keating tup. Schools John e. Hirv supervising principal of Kea Tang township schools announced the faculty for the three schools As follows East Smethport school Benton mulch principal and 6th Grade Celia Ballon 5th Grade Sylvia Ball 3rd and 4th grades Ruth Kellar isl and 2nd grades Farmers Valley school Quentin Wolfe. 7th Grade and principal Myra Muenter 8th Grade Elsie Downey 4th Grade Ann Gillen. 3rd Grade Alice Richmond. 2nd Grade Martha Engstrom 1st Grade. Cyclone school Rhea Francisco principal and 8th Grade Doris Anderson. 7th Grade Jane Lindquist 6th Grade Mabel Smith. 5th Grade Theda Swatsler 4 the Grade Ethyl Hauck 3rd Grade Marie Bricker 2nd Grade Twila Engstrom 1st Grade miss Marion Hackett will replace miss Carolyn Olson who resigned school nurse and Charles Partchey will again be instrumental supervisor and miss Frances Bogier of Pittsburgh will be supervisor of vocal music morals charges against Bradford Man dropped upon recommendation of the prosecution after consultation with the District attorneys office Alderman Frederick r. Sica dropped a morals charge against Frank be maim of Bradford thursday. Attorney James Mcvay represented the prosecution and asked the court to drop the charges and Mark the Case settled for reason that there was some question As to the veracity of the charges and question of proof due to the age of the person who furnished the information for the arrest. The costs of the prosecution were placed against the county. First game of series to be played aug. 31 selected players of the Crosby East Smethport and Smethport teams will play the first of a series of three games starting next wednesday evening at 6 of clock. The game will be played at the Mccoy stadium Between selected older members of the three teams and younger members

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