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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 29, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. Ulcej of can clean a a a naturally tart. Moc rat volume 73 established lt7� Smethport pa., thur., dec Ember 2d, 1949 Kua. Term5�?#3.50 per year no. 51 Bradford woman receives area nod in radio contest wet w of my Law a of fiesta Senorita. Coneen Delaney we chosen a Senorita of the fiesta for the 16th annual Orange bowl festival in Miami Kentucky is slated to play Santa Clara in the annual football Claa it Alc in the bowl. Mrs. Selettie Fox i Dies in Smethport funeral monday Iii since dec. 13, suit urn is Friday at loin coif daughter or Selettie angelic Fox of Thi. Community died at 1 45 a a Frida it at the Home of her daughter mrs Glenn h. Rice 15 Hilton ave. Mrs Fox was stricken ill on dec. 13 she was born in Salem ind. On feb. 23, 1873 she was married to Alpheus Fox on feb. To. 1001. They were Farmers at Marvindale for 16 year after a Short residence at new Brighton. Fa., they moved Here to live with their daughter. Survivors include besides her husband and daughter two sons Albert Fox of new Brighton pa., and Alphaus Fox jr., East Liverpool. O. One brother Alvie Hasty of Detroit Mich and to grandchildren. Funeral services wore held monday afternoon at 2 p m. At the Home of mrs. Rice. The Rev. E. J. Burton of the Smethport methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery. Seeley acre Dies Al 67 resident of Smethport area port Allegany a Seeley acre 67, Smethport r. D. 3 Farmer died tuesday morning at 8 15 of clock at Fairview Hospital Degolia where he ii id been a patient the past six Days he was born sept. 26, 1882, at Smethport or. Acre is survived by his wife a daughter a granddaughter and two Sisters or Rena Canfield and mrs. O. E. Ingram both of Smethport. There will be a prayer service at the Home thursday afternoon at i 30 of clock followed by further services it Farmers Valley eur Church at i of clock the Rev. Cecil Ross banners Valley pastor the Rev. Byron v. Berry Row eur Church pastor and miss Kathleen Garland will officiate. Burial will be in Mckean memorial Park Lafayette. Medical society honors count Ian Iii 101 1 ii birthday Alfred Leroy Provin of East Smethport who celebrated his 100th birthday this year was honoured by the medical society of the state of Pennsylvania. For the third year the society has Given plaques to All residents of the state for their longevity. Or. Provin was one of 15 Pennsylvania centenarians so honoured. Acclaimed a a Queen this area in radio sponsored contest a thrill in a lifetime came to mrs. Florence Mccann 25 ave b tuesday afternoon when she heard her name acclaimed As Queen of this area in the Quot Queen of America Quot contest sponsored by the Quot Queen for a Day Quot radio show which is broadcast Over the Mutual broadcasting system and carried Over the Bradford station Webb. Not knowing that she had receive Ede the award in this District radio station officials had been unable to Contact her previously mrs. Mccann was excited and surprised beyond description As she heard her name announced Over the Bradford station while listening to the broadcast at. The Home of her neighbor. Mrs. John Cassick. Mrs. Cassick s remark was a i knew mrs. Mccann was going to win i just knew sponsored by married mixers Teh Winner was sponsored by the married mixers club of the Owca other area entries included mrs. Irma Grise Pitcairn a. Mrs. Ada Windsor Eldred and mrs Rose Swartz r. D no. 3 Bradford. Along with the submission of her name mrs. Mccann was required to write a letter stating Why she wished to become Quot Queen of the housewife and Mother of three children replied that she wanted the award for the Benefit of her club she said that the married mixers is the smallest club in the Owca and that they wanted to donate furnishings and equipment to the y but because of financial limitations have thus far been unable to do so. In addition to the Many awards to be bestowed upon the ultimate Winner her club will also receive Many wonderful things such As an Organ playground equipment and Money. The area Winner is automatically entered into the Semi final contest from which five women will be selected to go to Hollywood. Cali where the final Queen will be selected from the five finalists. Publicity chairman mrs. Mccann has been a member of the married mixers for four years and at present is the publicity chairman of the group. The club meets every other wednesday night where the members sew. Knit do handicraft work play cards and have a relaxing social evening. Additional club work of the area Queen includes the fifth Ward and keeping House for Richard Lee. La Robert. 9, and Kathleen. 6, and of course her husband who is in the roofing and painting business. Although a native of Olean mrs. Mccann has resided in Bradford for the past 12 years. Her friends arts club members wish the Best Luck for the Busy Bra Fordian As she enters the Semi final contest in her quest for the Crown. In. . Up it Prev Gai up prominent m. Lukes new a r Honor j an. I county attorney Dies Hong Kong refuges. Thev Chine Are awaiting permission to enter great Britain a Crown Colony Bone Kong. The territory where they Are standing fat part of the new Terr i to Rte in r rounding the Crown Colony and leased by Britain. The Border Between Brit ski held territory and communist held China in Only a few Hundred feet away. Kane Man 71, is fatally injured returning Home retired Glass worker killed instantly when hit by Park engine county had la traffic deaths in ten months rant a Carl a. A Charles Nelson 74. Of 304 Maple St., was instantly killed at 3 pm., saturday when a Pennsylvania Railroad Pusher engine struck him As he was returning Home from a Christmas shopping trip. Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty issued a certificate of accidental death. Police theorized that or Nelson who wore a hearing Aid was not aware of the approach of the engine which was backing up he was walking on a path which traverses the tracks near the Poplar Street Bridge about one Quarter mile West of the Pennsylvania Railroad Sta j Hon. He had just completed his last minute Christmas shopping. Elks to observe new years with party the elks Lodge of Bradford will entertain at a new years eve party saturday evening december 31. Johnny Grady will furnish the music with festivities starting at 9 of clock. An unusually Large crowd is expected this year due to the inauguration of the new party policy. The committee suggests that those who attend get their tickets in Advance from the Grill room cashier and come Early to assure table accommodations. A charge of #5.00 per person will be made at the door and this one charge will entitle each person to their fill of food and refreshments. Largely attended funeral is held for mrs. E. Bauer senior class holds Xmas dance tuesday evening the senior class of the Smethport High school held their annual Christmas dance at the school gym tuesday evening december 27. Music for the Semi formal dance was furnished by Bob stacks dance band. C. P. Johnson 111 in Kane Community Hospital c. P Johnson was taken to Kane Community Hospital tuesday where he is a pneumonia patient. Or. Johnson has been ill since the death of his wife on december 16th. Largely attended funeral services for mrs. Elizabeth Callahan Bauer of 17 Williams St., prominent Bradford business woman and widow of f. Arthur Bauer who died on Friday were held monday. A prayer service was conducted at the still funeral Home at 8 30 a rn., followed by a requiem High mass in St. Bernard Church at 9 o clock. The Rev. Martin a. Grady assistant pastor officiated. Burial was in the St. Bernard cemetery. The Rev. Father Grady also officiated at the committal services. Mrs. Bauer was a sister of Mckean county commissioner John b. Callahan. Mckean county fwd la traffic fatalities the first to months of 1949, an increase of three Over the same period in 1948, according to the statistical report issued by the state Bureau of Highway safety. In a 12-county area comprising of Mckean. Potter Clarion Clearfield Crawford Elk. Erie Forest. Jefferson Venango Cameron and Warren. 133 traffic fatalities for the first to Mon tips this year were reported. This was one less than 134 reported for the same period in 1948. The state revealed 1.278 deaths due to traffic accidents the first to months this year. This represents a reduction of 80 deaths Over the same period in 1948. The report also indicated that the month of october claimed 163 deaths the greatest number of lives this year. However this is a decrease of seven from october 1948 j. E Smiley chief research and statistics head of the state said that Pennsylvania still enjoys the lowest death rate since the recording of traffic deaths. Going Back As far As 1937 or. Smiley reported there were 14.6 persons being killed on Pennsylvania highways for every too million Miles of vehicle travel with the exception of 1941 when there was a slight increase. Each year the trend has been Down until at the present time there Are less than 5.7 lives lost for the same amount of travel. Six Scholastic Cage teams Are in i Defeated Hass Smethport High school and Clymer n. A a a High school at the present time top the undefeated basketball list in the area with both having identical seven win no loss records. Smethport is leading the North tier class b league with two wins while Clymer tops the Western county league in new York state with six wins. The next Best record is held by 1 Mayville which has won six straight. Bradford High with five wins is next followed by Oil City and Dubois. The Oil City team rated the Best in the school s history has won four and is averaging More than 60 1 Points per game. Dubois has won three and lost none. Of the unbeaten teams Clymer has scored 344 Points while allowing the opposition 177. Smethport has scored 311 Points to 229, Mayville has scored 291 to 176 the Oil City team has scored 267 Points in its four games but has allowed 140. Dubois has scored 159 Points in three games and has been scored on to the tune of 71 Points. The owls which get Back into a Hon Friday night at the Junior High school against Ridgway High school have scored 240 Points while holding other clubs to 129. Thirteen teams have last one game thus far. Jamestown. North East Falconer and St. Marys Catholic hold the Best Marks 5-1, while Dunkirk port Allegany Little Valley Shinglehouse and Clearfield each have 4-1 records. Franklinville and Sheffield have won three Sala i Manca and Erie Vincent two. Communion service Ai 11 a. In sunday at St. Luke s Church Here Rev. Cope. Recently resigned from St Clement s episcopal Church. Greenville a will take Over his duties at St. Luke s episcopal Church Smethport on sunday january i St. Luke s has been without a resident Rector since october when the Rev r. F Cobb resigned \ from St Luke a to accept a Call to j Lynn mass the Rev. Frank Van i Altet a retired priest of Ashville. I n v. Has Lieen serving at hit. Luke s j since october or Cope in addition to the. Smethport Church will have the All saints Chapel East Smethport and St Matthews Church Eldred under j his charge. Services sunday january i at the East Smethport Church will be a communion service at 8 a in St Luke a will have a communion service at ii a in sunday morning with a service by the Rev. Or cof get music at the service will be the same As was presented at the Christmas eve service travellers Hub will have a open House saturday the travellers club will have a open House Quot on saturday afternoon at three o clock. Toe assigned program is Roll Call a a this year i mean to highlights of 1949 in statesmanship. Mrs. Olive Schrei Ber. Music mrs. Kenneth Burdie. Science. Mrs. Sherman Francisco. Reading mrs e a Guenter. Music by the choral club Tea will be served by mesdames Kenneth Burdie Laura Van Dusen and e j Mensch. Christinas lifts distributed by Cirl reserves Here saturday morning the girl reserves of the Smethport High school assisted by principal Carl Johnson and or. Robert Moran distributed Christmas gifts to eighty five children. These gifts were clothing toys and mittens. The organization wishes to thank All those who assisted in any Way with this work a Money work toys were All Given generously by Many friends. A a Jef Weka i. It i j <35> a a at country club to entertain new year s eve members of the Smethport country club will entertain at a new years eve dance saturday night with music furnished by Max amp vein Smiths band. The dance will be Semi formal and an Early Ham and egg breakfast will be served new years morning by mrs. Gertrude Mong. Pat Burke manager of the club announced that 80 reservations had been received up to wednesday. I in sunday school classes sent oct 26 Christmas baskets the methodist Church sunday school classes sent out 26 Christmas baskets to those who were ill and a shut in Quot of Smethport and Vicinity. You know me Aldometer. A machine that sniffs your breath and tells How much laughing soup you have lapped up is on display at the chemical industries exposition in new York. Accident v victim s funeral today funeral services will be Hedl this morning at St. Callistus Catholic Church Kane for miss Elizabeth Schriever 86. Who died in Kane Community Hospital monday december 26. Miss Schriever member of a prominent Kane family was hit by an automobile at the Fraley Street crossing As she was Enro Ute to Church Friday. E. Ross Lawrence lacs engagement announced a. I i. Or. And mrs. Alan Ross of Kane. R. D 2 formerly of East Smethport announce the engagement of their daughter. Elizabeth Ann to Lawrence Faes son of or. And mrs. Frank Faes of Crosby. Tile announcement was made at a birthday anniversary party for miss Ross held at her Home monday december 26 the. No Date has been set for the wedding. Announce birth of son or. And mrs. Harry Holzer of to Angeles cal., announce the birth of a son born wednesday december 21. Mrs. Holzer was miss Phyllis Herzog daughter of or. And mrs. Ralph w. Herzog of Smethport. Fred d. Gallup 77. Of 68 Walker ave., Bradford prominent practising attorney in Mckean Conkity for tile past 53 years died at to p Christmas Day in the Bradford Hospital after a months illness or Gallup was taken ill nov 23, the Day before thanksgiving and had been admitted to the Hospital the next Day. The Dean of Mckean county attorneys or. Gallup was president of the Mckean county bar Asso citation Mckean county solicitor for the past 28 years and a senior partner Iii the noted Law firm of Gallup. Potter and Gallup of Bradford and Smethport. Came Here Iii 1921 a resident of Bradford Hue 1921. Lie came Here from Smethport. He was born in the county eat on june 16. 1872, being the Only son i of tile late William i and Harriett Elizabeth Sheppard it Gallup Pio i Neer residents. Or Gallup a Early e la at e n a received in the Public schools and he j graduated from the Smethport High j a clix it a with the Cia. Of 188after a years study under a private Tutor or. Gallup entered Trinity allege j Hartford Conn in 1892 he enrolled As a Junior in Yale where he graduated in 1894 with an a degree. Returned Losmet ii port following his graduation or Gallup returned to his Home in i Smethport and Bogan to study Law under the Preceptorship of the late j Joseph w Bouton who a few years i later became presiding judge of Mckean county. Or Gallup continued his Law clerkship with or j Bouton until Jan 23, 1896 when he was admitted to practice before the Mckean county court. Later or. Gallup was admitted to practice in All state and Federal courts including the United states supreme court. He formed a Law partnership with his old preceptor j. W. Bouton under the Trade name of Bouton and Gallup they continued their Genera practice until 1900 when the partnership was dissolved and or. Gallup went into business for himself six months later he formed a partnership with Victor v. Bouton continuing this for a 5-year it period when the firm was dissolved and or. Gallup returned to practising Law alone in 1910 or Gallup formed another Law partnership. This time it was with Claudew Shattuck present District attorney. This partnership existed seveia1 years later being dissolved. Counsel for Glass f irm in 1921 or Gallup moved to Bradford and conducted a Law business there. The same Yea rho served As general counsel for the old interstate window Glass company with head offices in Bradford. In 1921 or. Gallup a appointed county solicitor retaining that position up to the time of his death. When e. Curd Potter a son in Law. Was discharged froth Active service with the United states armed forces at the conclusion of world War one Iii 1919 the firm of Gallup and Potter was formed and continued As such until 1936 when the firm of Gallup Potter and Gallup came into existence the firm opened offices in Bradford and Smethport. Or. Gallup became the senior partner of the firm which consists of his son. William d. Gallup and son in Law e. Our Potter. Or. Gallup was Well known throughout the state among the attorneys. He enjoyed a Large practice and has represented a number of Large corporations throughout the state for years. He served As local solicitor for the Buffalo Rochester and Pittsburgh railway now b and of for several years. In 1907 when Mckean county was made a separate Legal District by the Pennsylvania Railroad or. Gallup was appointed the solicitor and had continued in that capacity Lur the past 42 years. He has also been the attorney for the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport and had been a director in the Bank since its Start. Or. Gallup at the time of his death was president of the Smethport water company. He has been a director of the company since 1900. He had been treasurer and director of the Smethport Gas company for years. He had also held a Post of director in the it. Jewett National Bank. For 15 years he had served As a school director in the county and for several years served As president of the Meek an county school do rectors association he had served As a member of the Smethport Borough Council for six years and in ukr was chairman of the Republican county committee. He was a communicant and vestry Man of the episcopal Church of Hie ascension in Bradford. When a resident of Smethport he was a member of the St. Luke Church. Or. Gallup a United in marriage to miss Margaret Mary Mckean. Daughter of the late James a. And Julia Fox Mckean of Kane on sept 22, 1896. Three years ago the couple observed the 50th anniversary of their wedding. Or Gallup a always taken an Active interest in fraternal affairs. He held membership in All masonic bodies he was a member of the Lodge chapter and commander of the York rite a 32nd degree Mason of the ancient and accepted 8cot-Lsh rite Coudersport consistory his York rite affiliations included Mckean Lodge no 388, free and accepted masons of which he was a past Worth Ful master Bradford chapter Royal Arch masons Bradford Council Royal and select masters. Trinity commander Knight Templar. He was a Noble of the Zein Zeta Temple of Erie and was also a Noble of the Mystic shrine of Erie. He was a member of the Smethport Lodge and Encampment of Odd Fellows Bradford Lodge of elks no. 234, Bradford club pen Hills club. He held memberships also in Tho Pennsylvania state bar association having served on a number of committees and american bar association. Survivors besides his wife include one son. William d. Gallup of Bradford one daughter mrs. E o. Potter of Smethport and seven grandchildren Margaret r. Gallup Edward r. Gallup and Frederick a Gallup All of Bradford Gurdon Gallup Potter of Carlisle William f Potter. John f. Jack Potter and Elizabeth Ann Potter of Smith Ikirt and one sister mrs. J. Scott Balker of Bradford a great grandson Douglas Gurdon Potter also survives. Funeral services were held at i 30 o clock wednesday afternoon from the Church of the ascension. The Rev. Henry s. Sizer corrector of the Church officiated being assisted by the Rev. H. M. Rutledge pastor of Trinity Church Warren. A. Interment was in Willow Dade cemetery Bradford. Officers and members of Bradford Lodge no. 749 free and accepted masons conducted a service at the Koch Chatley memorial Chapel at 7 30 tuesday evening in memory of or. Gallup. Mckean Home guests thank benefactors or. And mrs. De Lopus superintendent and Matron at the Mckean county Home in the name of their charges take this Means of thanking All who made this Christmas season so enjoyable for the guests who live at the Home. Among those who Carne to the Home to entertain were the brownies who presented a program and Sang Christmas carols the Bradford girl scouts presented a minstrel show a special class from the Bradford Avenue b school entertained As did the members of the Bradford senior High school. Many individuals of the county sent gifts the Smethport rotary club sent a gift of Money for each guest at the Home Smethport cub scouts made Christmas decorations and the married couples of the methodist Church sent Money to by applied to buying a film. Or. And mrs. Lopus wish also to thank the various Church groups who come to the Home All through the year for Church services and the Star theatre for their free admissions of the old people to the theatre several times each year and for the theatre tickets Given to the Home by Baker s garage for each Home guest to attend the merchants show during the holidays

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