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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 15, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A Uick gown ii 3tmj7lempape Mckean 4 a w l no to rally Democrat volume 73 established 1171 Smethport pa., thursday dec. 15, 194 terms -13.50 per tear #1 of f no. 49 vocal dept. Will present two Christmas concerts sacred concert at 4 o clock sunday afternoon dec. Is the Smethport High school vocal department will present two concerts next week in the High school auditorium the first will be Given at 4 of clock next sunday afternoon mid the second an operetta Quot on Christmas will be Given tuesday evening dec. 20 at 7 45 of clock taking part in the sacred Christmas concert will be the vested choir senior High girls chorus. Junior High girls chorus Junior High boys chorus and soloists and ensembles. The cantata will be Given by pupils of the grades and both will be under the direction of Margaret Maenhout. The program for the sacred concert follows Quot Jesus shall piano pre Dule by Carol Norman invocation. Pastor a o Thunberg Quot adeste Fidelis Quot the Wisemen Matt. 2 1-11 Quot we three Kings of i Orient Quot soloists Donald Mcdermott Howard Digel. Duane Elliott. Quot Joy to the Junior High boys chorus. The nativity. Luke 2 l-7,"no room for the Savior Quot Trio. Sue Spanogle. Valjean comes. Janet Brown. Quot babe of Quot sleep Little Jesus a Quot Cradle Junior High girls chorus. Quot prayer perfect Quot Tenor Solo Donald Vaughn. girls Trio. Marguerite Stark. Imogene Harmon. Vivian Kirsch Quot the first Christmas morn Quot baritone Solo Ralph Brace. Bass Solo Sung by Neil Douglas Quot Quot Carol of the Bells Quot Quot the shepherds haute to see the babe. Luke 2 15-16 Quot Gesu Bambino the infant Jesus Soprano Solo Sung by Doris Raught a to Little town of senior High girls chorus. Quot he shall feed his Quot come Kenneth and Luy Mayo admitted to county bar live members of prominent family follow practice h. Mcc of Guy la. Mccoy resigns position with Hamlin Bank filtered employ of local institution Iii december 1898 after having served an As employee since december. 1898. And As an officer since March 13. 1902. As director since january 13. 1915. And in various official capacities since that Date on december 12. 1949, Guy Mccoy tendered his resignation As director and officer of Hamlin Bank and Trust company. On december 13. 1949. At a meeting of the Board of directors his resignation was accepted with regrets and Robert b Apple local attorney was elected the fill the vacancy on the Board. Robert b. Apple is the son of the late John n Apple who died in september. 1933. After practising Law at Smethport for Over fifty years John n Apple was one of the origin unto Mezzo Soprano Solo. Viv i a1 shareholders of the Hamlin Bank inn Hirsch Soprano Solo. Marguerite and Trust company and served the Stark Quot to How a Roseen or Blooming a Tenor solor. Ronald Johnson. Quot the hallelujah chorus a Quot the birthday of a King Quot baritone Solo Sung by Robert Digel the Angels sing. Luke 2 13.14 Quot Westminster pc ted choir. Quot adoration Quot Bass Solo Neil Douglas. Quot the lords Soprano Solo by Marguerite Stark. A a antique do Noel Quot Tenor Solo Sung by Ronald Johnson the shepherds hear Luke 2 8.12. Quot Christmas hymn Echo Sung by Imogene Hirsch David Hallstrom. Robert Digel a silent night a Soprano Obligato Sung by m Rguerite Stark. Eva Jane Hauck. Marlene Hall. Vested choir. Benediction Rev. L. C. Wilcox the program for the three act operetta consists of a Santa Claus is coming to town Quot Quot Winter a White Christmas Quot High school band under direction of or. Partchey. Quot Call to arms a Penny Swort directing. Quot Slyvan Bute Hie Conn directing first Grade rhythm Rand. Operetta act i Quot silent Quot hark the Herald Angels Quot of Little town of Bethlehem a Quot Jolly old St. Nicholas Quot Quot upon the roof top Quot Quot Jingle Bells Quot Grade school Carlers. A Genii Bambino twas the night before Christmas Quot or Olarner narrator. High school band. Operetta Chast of characters Mary an orphan Deborah Willson John an orphan Billy Murray Katherine an orphan Johanna Johnson Sadie an orphan Barbara Conn spirit of Christmas Joann but a Wick stat gleam. Ann Megivern the babies. Second Grade. Bank in various capacities during hts lifetime. Robert b Apple graduated from the Borough schools of Smethport and thereafter received the Bachelor of arts degree from Pennsylvania state College and Bachelor of Laws degree from the school of Law of the University of Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the practice of Law before the Mckean county courts in october 1932. And has practice Law in this Borough continuously since that time except for interruption during the War years. He has been admitted to practice before the various appellate courts of Pennsylvania and the United states courts. In 1942 he enlisted with the United states Navy and served overseas in the Pacific Ocean area until his return at the end of 1944, when he was assigned to the armed forces school at Princeton University for advanced study in Oriental procedure thereafter or. Apple served under commander Marianas and Admiral Nimitz until the termination of hostilities when he was assigned to the investigation and prosecution of War crimes in the Western Pacific he was released from Active duty with the United states Navy in mar 1946, in the rang of lieutenant Coin Wiander and he resumed the practice of Law at Smethport. Or. Apple is now serving As commanding officer of the Volunteer naval unit comprising enlistments from a five county area. He is a director of rotary International of Smethport of the Community Chest inc., and of the Smethport county club and is a member of various civic professional and fraternal Organiza Lions. Kenneth and Guy Mayo sons of mrs Inez Mayo of Kane. And the late major Kenneth Mayo of Smethport. Were admitted to the bar of Mckean county and the practice of Law on monday morning by the Hon. Charles g Hubbard they were admitted upon the motion of their preceptor. A g Potter of Smethport. After Chich judge Hubbard jointed out that the admission of the Mayo boys brought to five the number of the Mayo family who have been members of the bar of Mckean county. Captain e. R. May to. Their Grandfather was admitted just after the close of the civil War Guy b Mayo their Uncle was admitted in 1898, and Kenneth Mayo their father was admitted in 1909 the Mayo boys graduated from St. Callisto school in Kane. Kane High school. Dickinson College and Dickinson school of Law. In addition Guy did graduate work at Harvard University. Massachusetts Institute of technology and the United states naval Academy Post graduate school Kenneth also attended Virginia polytechnic Institute. Both boys were prominent athletes at Kane High school and Dickinson College winning letters in basketball baseball and track while i attending Law school they both played professional basketball for the Carlisle cutters in the Eastern Pennsylvania league. In addition they we Ere outstanding students graduating at the top of their Gas in High school College and Law school. During the late War both boys left College to enlist in the armed Servings. Kenneth served in the United states army in the european theatre where he was severely wounded and Guy served in the United states Marine corps in the Pacific theatre rising from the rank of private to Captain the new attorneys Are both married Guy having married the former Lorena legacy of Troy n. A and Kenneth having married the former Virginia Peck of Narrows j a. The Guy mayos who live in Smethport have two daughters. 1 Sharon and Kathleen and the Kenneth mayos who live in Kane have one daughter Melissa. The Mayo Brothers will practice a in Mckean county and expect to make an announcement concerning the opening of their offices in the near future. Bradford crude is advanced 14c Prier change Iii Bradford and other Penna. Tirade Oil Fields went into of feet monday heavy drafts on stocks is reason for hike sir How dare you Point that camera. To mar be a right for a cat to look at a King. Birt theae canine aristocrat glared Down their threesome at note at the photographer who dared to Point his Box of trick at them to i and on. England. The dog Are grift on a miniature Type a id to be wanning great popularity to Britain mad the United state. Their owner. Mrm. D. Bridle of Barrer la planning to aet a a Hansel to maw York and to Koto Ptg mom of her doge a the Tanto a a i trip. A a. A in a an increase of 14 cents in the Price of Bradford and Allegany District Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil effective monday was announced late saturday afternoon by the Joseph seep purchasing Agency an affiliate of the South Penn Oil company. A j George j Hanks South Penn f funeral services held for Lari Tanner sunday in prominent East Smethport resident died thursday one of twins Dies soon after birth Christmas lights installed this week Mary Anne Kerekanich one of twins died at 1 15 p. In. Thursday in the Kane Summit Hospital about la hours Atter birth. Tile surviving twin is a boy. Besides lit r twin brother the child i aves hoi parents or. And mrs. George Kerekanich. Graveside services were held in Clermont cemetery at 3 15 p. In. For Day with Tho Rev. William Fleck Enstein pastor of St. Josephus Catholic Church it. Jewett officiating. Smethport citizens can now boast of Christmas lights on main Street after a week or More of delays workers from the chamber of com Merer installed the Yule lights on the Street Light standards Oil the main thoroughfare. Lighted stars and plywood Christmas Trees Are attached to the standards and Are very attractive. In addition Borough electrical department employees have Strung coloured lights on the Evergreen Trees in front of the court House and the Palmer residence making them giant Christmas Trees. Minty allocated stale monies liquid fuels tax yields $46,539.17 pour injured while limiting Doe in county Monongahela a. Hunter hit Iii Back by stray Bullet four Hunters were injured in Hunting accidents in Mckean county saturday during Pennsylvania a one Day Doe season. Al Huff of i. Jewett a Span ish american War Veteran was Cut severely about the forehead nose and eyes when his .38 calibre Winchester blew up in his face As lie took a shot at a Deer on the Huff farm near it Jewett. Nine stitches were needed to close up cuts on his forehead and his eyes were blackened or. Huff was treated by or. H. M. Cleveland and is resting at his Home. Bill Bosshart. Sharpsville. Awas shot in the hand by a stray Bullet while Hunting on the East Branch of potato Creek in Norwich township the Bullet Cut through the Back of his hand but did not break any Bones. He was treated at Kane Community Hospital and discharged. Paul Paresis 27. Of Monongahela r d. I. Washington county was hit by a stray Bullet saturday morning about 8 30 of clock while Hunting in the Vicinity of Skinner Creek. Liberty township the Bullet hit or. Paresis in the Back and came out the front missing his spine by about an Inch he was admitted to Bradford Hospital where his condition is said to be Good. Clifford Rimes of Jackson Center. Charters air plane for Yule display shipment Leonard b Johnson has chartered a cargo liner from the United air lines to make last minute shipment of 6000 pounds of his nationally known outdoor Christmas displays. These displays will be trucked to nearby it. Alton Airport and be sent by air i Cist to Cleveland of. Where they will be sent by various air lines to Many destinations in the United states. The profitable business has grown from a very Humble beginning ten years ago when or. Johnson designed a display for his Lawn in front of his own Beautiful Home on w main St real in twp. In mini ii i Illust goes a Over top nine agencies will Benefit from Chest s $2400 quota auditor general Weldon b Heyburn announced today that he has approved payments totalling $5,719,-021.37 to 66 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth. The Money represents the counties share of the Liq a accidentally shot himself in the did fuels tax collected during the foot saturday also. He was taken to six. Month period beginning june i. Kane Community Hospital where 1949. And ending december i 1949.1 Lis condition is reported As being Mckean county will receive the amount of $46,539.17. A the act provides that half cent of the three cent permanent state tax collected on each gallon of liquid fuels used or sold and delivered within the Commonwealth for use in internal combustion engines for the i generation of Power shall be paid j into Tim liquid fuels tax fund of the state Treasury. Allocations arc then made to the respective Colin i ties on the basis of the average return for the three preceding years. Smethport school Board organizes Herman Rice or. F. I Indiver sworn in Wellsville in. V. Male chorus Mere saturday night prominent vocal a roup sponsored by Smethport club a program of male chorus music will be presented at the Smethport High school auditorium by the Apollo club of Wellsville n. Y. On saturday evening. Dec. 17. At 8 15 o clock although this will be the Apollo clubs first appearance in Smethport it is not entirely an unkown group to the residents of the Borc ugh the club has presented several programs in Coudersport Ulysses Harrison Valley and other surrounding communities. Mrs. Louise Ward will be featured in several very interesting readings Between numbers. Mrs. Ward never fails to Delight Imp audience with her Clever presentations and the Keating township Community Chest drive is in its final stages and the results have been Mast Gratifying according to mrs. F. A Schwab Secretary for the first time in its history citizens of the township have exceeded the Chest quota. The excess will be added to the local welfare fund. The citizens of Keating township Are realizing the inestimable part their contributions make toward supporting the charities to which they contribute and Are a part act cording to mrs. Schwab. Only thru the generosity of in citizenry can i these organizations continue to i function satisfactorily. They Are virtually an insurance to better Community life the Chest officers wish to thank each and every one who assisted in any Way to make this drive such a Success. The Only expenses incurred in this drive were for postage printing. Stationery and clerical work. The Chest goal for this year was $2.400 00 out of this limited Means the following agencies were benefited crippled children. $500 infantile paralysis fund 300 boy scouts. 300 girl scouts. 50 cancer fund. 200 be atm twp. School band 300 4-h club. Too Campaign expenses. 50 local welfare fund. Too total$2400 funeral services for Carl Tanner 74. H life Long resident of this Community who died at his Home in East Smethport Friday were held sunday afternoon a prayer service at his late Home preceded services at 2 of clock in the evangelical United Brethren Church at East Smethport. The Rev. H h atkin1 of Chandlers i Valley assisted the pastor the Rev. I Cecil Ross in the ervice Btu nil was j in Fairview cemetery at Farmers Valley. Pallbearers were Brinie Stilson. Robert Rote. Lawrence to layer Linus Douglas. Donald Gallup and Glen Burton or Tanner was stricken ill at his Home last thursday where he was enjoying his vacation. He resided in Pierre in Aik for several years before moving to East Smethport. Following his retirement from the Quaker state Oil refining corporation eight years ago he be earn associated with the state Highway department garage. He was born on sept. 20. 1875 at Colegrove and had lived in the Smethport Vicinity his entire life he was married to miss Bertha Plummer on september 12. 1912. Survivors besides his wife include three sons Richard Tanner Lyle Tanner and Walter Tanner All of East Smethport two Sisters. Mrs. Augusta Forman Farmers Valley and mrs. Louise Martin also of Farmers Valley one brother William Tanner of Flint. Mich. He was a member of the evangelical United Brethren Church of East Smethport. Those from out of town who attended the funeral service were or. And i Gilbert Plummer and mrs. Louis Glenn of port Allegany or. And mrs John Plummer Friendship n y or. And or. Malone Portville or and mrs. Warren Harte Eldred or and mrs. Carlton Tanner North Tonawanda mrs. Richard must. Louis Tanner or. And mrs. Erval Young. Bradford or. And mrs Ralph Mitchel and or and mrs. Harry Mitchell of Bradford re. President said the Price increase brings the crude Oil per barrel Price now to $3 54. The highest since april i. 1949, the year of 1949 started with the Price of crude Oil in the two districts at $4 of per barrel. The Market saw Lour drops Between Jan. 21 to april i. When the per barrel Price was 3 40 on March la the Price Cut announced was 25 cents bringing the per barrel Cost to $3 75 the Market w two drops in april on april i i the Price was $3 55, a 20 cent de a drear and on april 13 the Market Cut announced was 15 cents More bringing the Price to $3 40 on May ii. The crude Oil Market was dropped another 13 cents making it $3.27, the lowest Price since Jan i 1944, when the Price was set at $3 of. The first of two raises in the crude Oil Market this year was on june 16 when a 13-cent increase i turned the per barrel Price to $3 40. Saturday s 14-Ceni increase makes it $3 54 per barrel. In explaining the background leading to the increased Price or. Hanks pointed out that crude Oil stocks decreased from the Middle of aug until oct. I when the steel strikes and other labor difficulties made the Pennsylvania Grade Industry Mark time. Quot when these matters were adjusted Quot or. Hanks said. Quot general business conditions gradually improved for the Industry and heavy drafts on stocks have again been recorded for the past five weeks. Quot however Quot or. Hanks added Quot Tho current crude Oil stocks Are a million barrels in excess of the total on hand at the close of 1945 which was the Low Point due to the demand of the War years. Most of these one million barrels will need to be liquidated before the Pennsylvania crude Oil Industry is in an entirely desirable position Quot or Hanks stated adding that from aug. I. 1949. The liquidation has totalled 600,000 i ii i Bri t Johnson sings Champion Hunter the following article was contributed i think the Champion Hunter in this Region is or. Clayton Crawford. He shot and wounded a Deer saturday morning and then followed it for hours before recovering it. He then had to drag it for a mile or two to reach the Highway but he got it Home. At an adjourned meeting of the Smethport school Board held at the schoolhouse monday evening dec. 12. Or. F. E Guenter Aud Herman r. Rice wore sworn in As members to serve six years. Following the swearing in ceremony the Board organized with r. A. Digel As president and or. Ouch ter As vice president. Other members of the Board arc a h. Dickinson John r. Huffman and or. Rice. Rebekah Christmas party Ideal Rebekah Lodge held their annual Christmas party at their Lodge rooms wednesday evening. A dinner was served before the Christmas party and Exchange of gifts. Son born in Connecticut a son was born monday to or. And mrs. Joseph j. Riella of new London Conn. Mrs. Riella is the former Susan Cummings of Smethport mrs h Wayne Cummings of Smethport is the maternal grandmother. Hat proved to be a very popular feature of the clubs Many appearances la operetta ill poll la. During the past season. J this highly esteemed aggregation j can be depended upon to give a Well balanced program of religious Folk j spiritual and modern music under the Able leadership of mrs. Grace Brown with mrs. Mcenroe As accompanist. The program is being Sion sorted by the Smethport county club. 8.1 children on girl Reserve gift list girl reserves have a record number of children on their Christmas list this year. Eighty five Little folks will have a happier Christmas because of the efforts of the girl reserves and their leaders who each year thanks to the generosity of the Community Chest and the donations of individuals Are Able to pack Christmas baskets which Are distributed a few Days before december 25th. Herbert Johnson a former local resident now a student in the new school of music. Philadelphia will by a member of the cast to present the operetta Quot dream of Spades on december 15, 16 and 17. The operetta written by Sigmond Lovey an american writer will lie presented for the first time in the plays and players theatre Iii that City. Neighbourhood club the neighbourhood club will have its Christmas party tonight thursday at the colonial hotel at 6 30 and Tho evening will be spent at the Home of mrs. W s. Palmer. Be Christmas party members of the so club motored to Ormsby tuesday evening for their Christmas party and dinner at the Home of miss Alma Johnson. Bradford publications Christmas party Bradford publications will entertain their employees of the Bradford Era Mckean county Democrat and the Bradford printing company at a Christmas party in the main dining room of the Emery hotel Bradford saturday evening. Dancing will be from 9 to i of clock with a Buffet supper at la of clock. General chairman on arrangements is Louise Frost the entertainment committee is Leonard Kas Mord. Chairman. Who will be assisted by John Quinn Roland Mebane and Caroline Mccord Marian Palmer is chairman of the gift Exchange and reservation committee and she is assisted by Helen Panyity Mac Woodall Donna Xander and Ruth Long. Zippo riders party members of the Zippo motorcycle club held their first Christmas party at hulls hotel tuesday evening. Gifts were exchanged. Bolter boys play College basketball Rill and Jack Potter students at Allegheny Allegany College Meadville. In their Book on Winter sports swimming and basketball has the following to say of Bill and Jack Potter sons of or. And mrs. E. G. Potter of Smethport William Potter Bee senior a three year Letterman a Center at 6 4&Quot, 210 pounds a Quot big boy Quot of the squad is 22 years old a averaged la Quot Points per game last season for a total of 213 Points a tops for the club. Beef Quot is a Good target under the hoop and dump to t of his Bart with Pivot shots and rebounds. He will Start at Center. John Potter Jack a beefs Quot Little brother a Junior stands 6�?T5&Quot in hid socks weighs 220 is 20 years a a old has Tough a. Ien put of Repine nuut tor lit steady brother a i t veal was his first on Thall Ghent team a was ineligible the a on it Tipp he transferred from Rensselaer l ech after fir Ai term lettered in football and basketball in High Bool High Scot Al there three years Captain two alb county one. Sign born thursday a son was born thursday december 8, at the Kane Community Hospital to or. And mrs. John Keesler of Smethport. Greensburg Hunter rags Albino Doe Richard Steele of Greensburg Sho an Albino Doe saturday at dal Brook near Smethport. Or. Steele with a party of Hunt ers made their Headquarters at the Home of or. And mrs. D. M. Walter while Hunting in this Section

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