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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 8, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A. It naturally Emch rat bit. Volume 73 Valley Grange will Ile most to Pomona Grange state College specialist will give talk Oil soil conservation established 117 Smethport pa., thursday december 8, 1919 terms. Per year no. 48 Mckean county Pomona Grange will be held at banners Valley Orange Hall on wednesday Der 14th, with morning afternoon and evening sessions or. Frank Blamer of state College will show pictures and give a talk on a soil conservation a the Moring session will open with the fifth degree at to 30 of clock to be followed by reports of subordinate oranges and Home economics committees and appointment of committees. Dinner will be served at the eur Church dining Hall. The afternoon session will begin at 1 30 of clock with the following program scheduled Christmas carols by various groups. Awarding Honor certificates to Pomona Grange for travelling scroll. Awarding Honor certificate to the Valley Grange for the Grange donating too to milk of human kindles these awards will be presented by the Pomona lecturer mrs. Mildred Haynes from Pennsylvania state Grange music by the Farmers Valley school. Reading a the postman a by Raymond Peterson of Mountain Grange. Reading a those Christmas cards Quot by j. T. Haynes of Eldred Grange. Report of Penna. State Grange by Myrtle Peterson of Mountain Grange recitation mrs. Agnes Hull Eldred Grange report of Penna. State Grange. C Vav Lill fridge Valley Grange reports Flora Drill team the Dires tor the six participants of the sixth degree the alternates and any others who assisted at state Grange mrs. Mildred Haynes. Business session and recess. The evening session will be called to order at 8 of clock the program will consist of group singing Reading a the accomplishments of West Branch Grange a by mrs. A. H. Madison selection. Keating Grange Addre n and movie Quot soil conservation Quot by Frank Blamer of Penna. State College business session conferring of fifth degree closing in fifth degree. E. A. Silencer of Coryville died saturday night funeral services for Well known resident held tuesday funeral services for Edward a. Muenter. 71. Well known coring contractor and of producer who died saturday evening at his Home were held tuesday afternoon a prayer screwball Deal. Martin Quot Mike Dillon who celebrated hts third birthday when newspapers published new of the Pearl Harbor attack Swap a newspaper for a Devil mask with Jim Moran Quot the original screwball Quot on Steps of the Capitol. Mckean county in Williamsport census District East Smethport Pia donates funds to grades ten Basic questions will be asked residents of six county area next april men and women canvassers will be visiting Smethport and Mckean county residents securing their name race age and sex As part of a questionnaire for the 1950 census. Mckean county is one of the six association also votes to Purchase a Christmas Seal Bond the East Smethport Parent teacher association held their regular meeting at the schoolhouse on monday evening the association voted to buy a $5 00 Christmas Seal Bond and to give each teacher in the local school $5 00 to spend on counties in the Williamsport Dis i indoor games for the children. Cd to entertain refinery officials a Quaker state night planned fur tuesday next tuesday evening will be a Quaker state night at the regular membership meeting of the Smethport chamber of Commerce which will be held at the colonial hotel at 7 of clock. Over Twenty officials of the Quaker state Oil fief Ming corporation will be guests of the local chamber of Commerce and an interesting program is being arranged which will include a Turkey dinner to be served the members and guests. Special musical entertainment is being arranged and nil members Are urged to attend this meeting strict which will be covered by the census takers who Are part of 10,382 men and women in the state. Mckean county District Headquarters will be at Williamsport. There Are 272 wards covered in the six counties which besides Mckean include Cameron Clinton Lycoming Rotter and Tioga. There Are to Basic questions to be answered by everyone. In addition to the four questions listed above every fifth person will have to remember where he or she went to school As Well As some of the information he answers each year on his or her income tax return. Homer Burdick 81, died saturday morning Homer Burdick aged 81 years an Oil Well Driller died saturday morning at 9 20 of clock in Smethport. Or Burdick had no living relatives. Funeral services were held tuesday morning at 10 30 o clock from the Koch Chatley funeral Home in Bradford. The Rev. Archie Mcclellan. Pastor of the first free methodist Church of Bradford officiated and burial was in Willow Dale cemetery. Bishop to present medal to Molder attendance prize was awarded to mrs Ball s 3rd and 4th grades during the evening John Peeler Sang two selections and the group joined in singing Christmas carols the principal speaker was c. F. Fed assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools. His talk was very informative and dealt with a review of the Book a the new elementary course of this Book. Which was three years in the making is unique in that it was compiled by local classroom teachers and laymen As Well As top ranking educators. All participated in a quiz and answer period which followed or of cite stalk. During tile social hour lunch was served by or and mrs. Laverne Stuart and they were assisted by or and mrs Robert Mckean. Mrs. De Rosenswie mrs. John Mcgavisk. Mrs. Walter Kleisath. Mrs Clifford Parker and mrs. Fred Gustafson. Little business Gomes before Borough Rouneil Fred Heinlein outgoing member expressed regrets at leaving Fred Heinlein whose term on the Smethport Borough Council expires on january i attended his last meeting monday night in the Council Chambers. He gave a Brief talk expressing j service at his late Home preceded his appreciation for the cooperation services at 2 of clock at the Cory he had always received and his re it lip evangelical United Brethren Grets at leaving the Borough s legs 1 Church the Rev Cecil Ross pastor lat Lve body he has served for the of the Church was assisted by the past seven years. 1 Rev. C. O. Thunberg pastor of the on behalf of the councilmen. I ay1 Quot a Quot lutheran Church. Port Burgees John a Ltd Elholm. Thanked Rullof Coiny. Or he men for his Many years of i Bray. Service to the Borough and emended Raymond Curtis. Harold wishes for any undertaking to j cd or Burr Phi Quot a Todd a Quot a Rob a Ohleh he May turn. Blacky the masonic Lodge of Eldred con it ducted the committal service at the grave in Mckean memorial Park or. Guenter is survived by his wife a son or Fritz e Guenter of Smethport a daughter mrs Alberta Curry of Boston mass four grandchildren two Sisters mrs. Rose i it ent and mrs. Anna Colcord both of Coudersport. Or Guenter was one of the first foremen to take cores of Bradford Sands. He was considered an authority in his Field and was often called to West Virginia and Ohio Fields As consultant. He wrote i articles on his Field for leading Oil j magazines including the producers monthly. One of his articles is scheduled to appear in world Oil Magat ame. Or Muenter was a merchant in Coryville from 1904 to 1918 before entering the Oil business. He was at one time associated with o. D Underwood of Eldred in the Oil Busi i Ness. Or. Guenter was born in Coudersport on september to 1878 he mar i ried Myra Cory August 16. 1911, at Jamestown. He was a member of the Coryville United Brethren Brethren Church Bradford District Pennsylvania Oil producers Assn former area Man is found dead Iii automobile authorization by the state department of highways to install traffic lights on main St at Fulton and Mechanic its while children Are going to and from school was referred to a future meeting a memorial to the late d. M Brasted former Burgess was approved or Brasted died november 23. 1949 Council authorized the erection of slow signs near the intersection of Nelson and water 8ts. A Transfer of $1,000 00 from the electric to the general fund was approved. Present at the meeting were councilmen Glenn Raifsnyder. President or Heinlein. C. L. Burt Donald Peterson l c. Robey or. Fred Herriman and Burgess Lindholm. Also present was solicitor Robert b. Apple. Liz in a Lizzie. Prince Elisabeth take driving tet. With brr mind obvious on the Iak which la at hand. England Prince handle the wheel of a mechanical driving Trainer during her Al it to the Royal society for the prevention of Road Accident in London heated beside her la instructor m. Holden. Behind her la a poster hearing one of the slogans of the society. Two Christmas programs will by Given this year Kane Hunter wedged in tree e St a apes death Robert Ruppel rescued after two hours in oods Robert Ruppel recovering at in Kane Salesman is Home Iii Kane of Rev. La. S. Sizer ends Rector ship in Bradford the Rev. Henry s. Sizer sr., Rector of the episcopal Church of the ascension of Bradford since May 1944, and Well known in Smethport has resigned his position effective Fob i. 1950 according to an announcement made sunday. The Rev. Or. Sizes retirement after 50 years service in the Priesthood of the Church was prompted by a serious Eye condition which requires constant medical attention. It is believed that the Clergyman after retirement will continue to make Bradford his permanent residence. It ice i yes a appointment a b. Mcgranaghan of Olean. Cousin of mrs. Anna Megivern of Smethport has been appointed principal local assessment examiner by the new York state Board of equalization and assessment. Or Mcgranaghan has been an assessor in Olean for the past 20 years. The most Rev. Edward p Mcman Aman. Do. Auxiliary Bishop of Erie will present the 1949 Catholic action medal to Bruce m. Kotlier at St. Bonaventure College today Bishop Mcmanaman will preside at the mass at 10 30 a. In. In Butler memorial gymnasium on the College Campus a banquet will be held in Hickey memorial dining room at 10 30 p. In. Members of Tho clergy faculty members students and guests will attend. Bear May be largest killed in state tile Bear shot during the recent Hunting season by Bobby Regis of South Renovo is the largest turned in so far this season for mounting at the Plant of the Clearfield taxidermists. The huge Bruin which at. Live weight is estimated to have hit the 500 Pound figure was turned Over to the Clearfield outfit to make it into a Rug with the head mounted and Mouth open. Norman Walt named to faculty replaces Albert Harrington resigned at a regular meeting of the Beth part Borough school Board held monday night. Norman Zwald was elected to fill the vacancy made by Albert Harrington s resignation. Or. Zwald is a native of Emporium graduating from the Emporium High school and from lock Haven state teachers College with a b s. Degree in physical education. He will teach boys physical education health general science and assist in the coaching of football and track while at lock Haven he was an outstanding football player playing offensive Center and doing the place kicking for the College in which instance he now ranks among the nations top Twenty. Or Harrington resigned to take Over the office of Mckean county treasurer the first of the year he John Biery Keating twp. Was elected at the recent general school head critically 111 i Ltd Lection the condition of John e Biery december meeting of remains critical at Kane Community Mckean chanter. D a r. Hospital where he was taken Sun Day after suffering a cerebral Haemorrhage at the colonial hotel where he and his wife make their Home. Or Biery supervising principal of Keating township schools has been in failing health for several months and had been hospitalized this summer for several weeks. Legion basketball team will play saturday night the reorganized american i Region basketball team will play their initial game of the season against Westbrooks on the Smethport school court saturday evening dec to beginning at 8 15. A preliminary game Wilt be played Between girls basketball teams from Smethport and Olean. Sacred concert dec. 18, operetta Dee. 20 by school vocal dept. The Smethport High school vocal department will present two Christmas programs this year the first ter being saved from almost certain will be a concert of sacred Christ j Mas music on sunday. December 18, at 4 p in this will be presented by the four choruses Junior High boys Junior High girls senior High girls and yester choir and by soloists and ensembles. This Vesper service will include Only sacred music. The second program will be presented on tuesday december 20. At 7 45 p in an operetta. A on Christmas Hill Quot by Johnson and a each 1 will be Given by All of the pupils in elation. Coudersport consistory the the Grade school the first Grade rhythm band will make its first appearance of the year with miss Penny Swort and a Butch Quot Conn As the directors. The High school band will play several Christmas selections at the beginning of the program and Between the acts of the operetta. Masonic Lodge of Eldred the Pennsylvania historical society and the Eldred rotary club Gar damaged in iras i with Deer Ali jacking tactics displayed by Hunters newsboy hero honoured at Bradford Myca a Bradford Era newsboy s heroism was rewarded thursday night when he was heaped with gifts Hon mrs. C h Carlson luckily escaped injury on the opening Day of Deer Hunting season when a Large Buck ors and words of Praise at the dinner jumped onto her car As she was meeting in the Bradford \ m a thriving from port Allegany to sponsored weekly by the y s mens i club the Central figure at the Tes Tring Smethport. Mrs. Carlson states she was drive j Tom Oneal dinner was Rodney f. But Ess who recently discovered a fire tile december meeting of Mckean chapter. Daughters of the american revolution will be held at the Home of mrs. Robert a. Digel on tuesday evening. December the thirteenth at 7 30 of clock. The assigned program is Reading a a a Christmas Story a miss Carrie a Day. Christmas music a mrs. E. O. Potter. Gifts for Nancy Hanks Are to be brought to this meeting. Lug about 30 Miles an hour keeping careful watch for Deer when the animal probably frightened by Hunters jumped a Fence in the Grimes Section and Carne crashing into the right front fender of her car. The Impact threw the Deer about 50 feet to instant death the car was damaged to the sex i tent of a crumpled fender and a ruined tire. Mrs. Carlson notified the game w Arden and then had difficulty in keeping some passing Hunters from hijacking the Deer. In which mrs. Leila read an elderly be fast invalid was trapped but finally rescued Keating Grange will have Christmas party nurses director at Kane Hospital resigns position authorities of the Kane Community Hospital announced wednesday the resignation of mrs Doris Lund Berg As director of nurses. Hospital administrator h b Jones stated wednesday that or s. Lundbergh a resignation would take effect dec 15. Mrs. Laura Johnson who has been supervisor at the Hospital for three years Lias been appointed to fill mrs Lundbergh a place death on the Mead run Flats nine Miles North of Kane where he became wedged in a tree and prisoner two hours a Hunter. Bill Calpern of Coatsville a. Heard Ruppelt a cries for help and after an hour s efforts managed to release him re Pimp a was Hunting alone and was looking for a stand he had used in previous years As a result of the Flat terrain he decided to climb a tree for a look around he placed his Rifle on the ground and climbed. A i he started Back Down he slipped and hts leg became wedged in a Crotch of the tree with i. Body weight at such an Agle that he was unable to move he tried tor two hour to get free removing much of ins heavy clothing and ripping the skin from his leg and hands As he struggled to lift his body he was Able to raise up. But not to free the leg which had become jammed into the Crotch. He shouted for help from time to time and late in a afternoon he heard a resell e Temh kept shouting until Calpern append Mai porn had become separated from his j to and was unable to get Aid to re move Ruppel. Numb with cold Ruppel was finally freed by placing his free leg on the Man s shoulders while he levered his leg upward after about an hour Ruppel restored circulation to his leg and a Able to walk my Alpern a the Only Hunter he had seen in that Section during tile entire afternoon. Robert Hurrle 36, Kansas City mo., resident of Cyclone Robert hurtle. 36, of 3818 Oene be St. Kansas City Toa former resident of Eldred and Cyclone and a world War two Veteran died thursday according to word received Here Friday. An associated press dispatch from Kansas City said that Hurrle a body was found in his car with two notes. A flexible tube had been run from the exhaust pipe to the inside of the car. The former Mckean count Ian had made his Home with his brother and sister in Law. Or. And mrs. Thomas Hurrle of Eldred r. D. I for the past year leaving for Kanas City last saturday. One of the notes left by or. Hurrle is said to have been addressed to miss Helen Schontz 18, formerly of Cyclone who was making Lier Home in Kansas City having left Cyclone about several weeks ago the Dottie note the Asp dispatch said was written to a or. Burns also formerly from Mckean county but now of Kansas City who was identified As a brother in Law of miss Schontz this note asked or. Burns to make funeral arrangements for him. The note to the girl said a i tried to keep on going but i just or. Hurula had been engaged As an electric welder at Days rom s in Olean for More than a year resigning Hla position several Days ago to leave for Kansas City where he had informed his brother Thomas that he planned to get married and then go to a mechanical school. During world War two or. Hurrle saw action both in this country and overseas. He was on Active duty for More than four years three of which were in England and Germany. He also had worked As a welder in Williamsport. He was the son of mrs. Edna sofa of Dubois and the late aphorism Hurrle. The body will be returned to Bradford. Survivors besides hts Mother. Include three Brothers Ernest Hurrle of Bradford Thomas Hurrle of Eldred and Lee Cota of Penn state College six Sisters mrs. Clifford Strung of Smethport mrs. Kather ing Elliott of Olean mrs. Marlon Stokes of Bradford. Mrs. Jack May of Dubois mrs. Anthony Perraglia of Hollywood. Pa., and mrs. R. W. Ward of Battle Creek. Mich. School districts Given stale funds la Alt it v Wolfe seriously ill mrs Richard Chase has received word that her father Harry Wolfe a former resident of Smethport is seriously til in Park ave. Hospital Rochester n. Y. Improvement shown slight improvement is reported in the condition of f. D. Gallup Well known Mckean county lawyer who has been a patient in the Bradford Hospital for about two weeks. Travellers club plans Christmas program the regular biweekly meeting of the Smethport travellers club will be held on saturday december the tenth at three of clock. A Christmas program is to be presented by mrs. Russell Johnson mrs g. H. Mccoy and mrs. Dana Hayes. Tea will be served by mrs. Forrest Nourse mrs. Walter Kleis nth and mrs. Howard Wright. W. Ii. Hungerford improves encouraging improvement is reported in the condition of w. H. Hungerford who has been a surgical patient in the Bradford Hospital since november 8. Or. Hungerford is expected to come Home within the next few Days. Keating Grange will hold their _ annual Christmas party at the East Burgess warns against Smethport schoolhouse tuesday eve parking Liing. December 13, with a supper at Quot a 6 30 of clock. Anyone planning to attend please Contact mrs. Elias Smith phone Smethport 248r there will be an Exchange of 50 cent gifts. Smethport not so slow in Pittsburgh this week Wink got under Way for that City a new $1,680,000 Street lighting system which will be standards Are the same Type As the Smethport Borough electric dept installed in the business Section of main St. This past fall. Many favourable comments Are heard on Smethport new lights from both local residents and out of town visitors. Burgess John a Lindholm yesterday warned motorists against All night parking on the paved streets in the Borough. Borough Council last year passed an ordinance making it unlawful to Park cars on paved streets because it interferes with the Snow removal program of the Street department. Yule party tonight the members of the Coronada Camp fire Are having their annual Christmas party at the Home of the misses Carlie and Mabel Day this evening at 6 30 of clock. Daughter born dec. \ a daughter was born sunday dec. 4, to or. And mrs. Robert Carlson of Smethport at the Bradford Hospital _ m ast tis w ill Llull annual banquet Friday night the annual St. Johns Day banquet of Mckean Lodge no 388. Free and accepted masons will be held at 6 30 o clock Nevi wednesday evening in the methodist Church dining room. Members of Phoenix chapter. L a tem Star will prepare the meal. Following the banquet tile annual meeting of the Lodge will be held in the Temple club Mountain reported seen at i a m Phi i i town or. And mrs l red Jeffords Halsey reported seeing a Mountain lion recently in Campbelltown near the Home of duller or. Jeffords said he was within to feet of the animal which he described a about 4 it it feet Long not including Tail and about 2�?~ feet High. The lion run away when frightened by a passing Railroad train. Or. Jeffords said. Station d in deny la or. And mrs. Holmes Spanogle have received word that their daughter. Pvt. Marjorie Spanogle of the woman army corps is now stationed As surgical technician at Fitzsimmons general Hospital Denver Colo. Payments authorized for transportation Cost auditor general Weldon b. Heyburn announced today that he has approved payments to school Dis riots in Mckean county for the school year which ended july 1949. Payments were authorized by the appropriation for transportation reimbursement. The districts and the amount each will receive follow Annin twp. $5,866.53 Bradford twp. $10.425 07 Ceres twp$5,600 Corydon twp., $3,542 12 Eldred twp $10.559 80 Foster twp $15.593 33 Hamilton twp., $8,037.68 Hamlin twp. $5.738 43 Keating twp $9,-325 94 Lafayette twp., $3,746.50 Lewis run Boro $2.155 14 Liberty twp., $7,824 60 Norwich twp., $5,-671 56 Otto twp., $7,688 12 sergeant twp., $4,240 04 Wetmore twp $6,982.50. Brist Mas decorations promised this week the Christmas decorations committee of the chamber of Commerce announced this week that Tho Yule lights for main Street would probably by installed the latter part of this week difficulty was encountered in making the brackets but they Are now completed and the plywood Christmas Trees Are now being painted. Lighted Trees and stars will in attached to the Street Light standards in the business Section Aud Promise to be very attractive

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