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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 3, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Amp am ski a Papia Mckean volume 73 a .cict8 Page coloured comic Section Socrat v xkj., established 1i7� county employees wages raised $5 to $25 monthly minty salary Hoard announces wage hosts monday after series of meetings average increase made by Hoard was $10 funeral services held saturday for or. Livermore the Mckean county salary Board has boosted the monthly wages of regularly appointed county employees from $5 to $25 per month at a series of meetings recently concluded it was announced monday. The average increase made by the braid a $10. But Marion Helen Brook court stenographer and Sec a to Milloitt dentist Dies rotary to judge Charles g. Hubbard. Received a $25 increase to $275, Vada Reese Matron at the county jail got a $5 boost to $105. And $7.50 raises were awarded to e. H Lupus Siquier intendant of the county Home and his wife Audrey Lopus Matron at the Home win now res a it Lovely receive $147 50 and to. 50 it or month. Newly adopted Scales for other fashions follow county commissioners entire a Ruth Walker chief clerk. $245 George Berkwater. Assistant clerk and assessor $240 Phyllis Peterson. Donald Magnuson and Gertrude Rifle clerks $150 Elsie Dickinson switchboard operator $155 Melvin gust a j son. Building superintendent $235 Earl Chase Claude Denning and c p. Johnson janitors and firemen $175 Anna Keyes and Anna Porringer. Jani tresses $135 Michael Ferko director of veterans affairs $220 and l. P. Thompson inst sector of weights and Meas _ j Westfall pleads Donovan clerk $210. County treasurers office a Hazel Rifle Deputy treasurer $230 deed office a Ellen _ _ # Antler on Deputy recorder. $230. Flit i my Helen Mcmahon typist and clerk. I Louii it Plavil $225 and Genevieve Kelly typist and clerk. $205. Register of wills office a Marion o Connor Deputy Register $230 prothonotary and clerk of courts office a Bernice Newcombe. Deputy prothonotary $230 Eva Hoffman Deputy clerk of courts $170 and Rena b Kerr clerk $170 sheriff s office a e l. Rhone Deputy. $245 and f. P. Whelan and c r Long. Wardens $170 superintendent of schools office a Lucille Swanson Secretary. $165 District attorneys office a Merle Dickinson county detective $4 120 it yearly Helen Yingling. Secretary. $165. Judges office a p. N. Osborne probation officer $170 Josephine Osborne assistant probation officer $165. The salary Board is nominally composed of county commissioners j albeit t Cleveland. O. S. Scott and John b. Callahan and county treasurer r e. Youngquist. Other officeholders sit with the Board when consideration is Given to their respective employees. Alem hers will View Hill House plans meeting scheduled for or. Alvis Livermore guilty to charge escaped from c county jail Jan. 18th captured within 21 hours Irvin j. Westfall 32. Who escaped j from the Mckean county jail on j the evening of january 18, and was captured within 24 hours afterwards pleaded guilty to a charge of prison. Breach before Justice of the peace Arnold Field in Hazelhurst last thursday. Westfall currently serving a one year term on an aggravated assault and Battery charge was returned to the county jail after the hearing and will be arraigned before judge Charles g. Hubbard \ it is understood that Westfall is liable for a one year sentence on the prison breach offence. A trusty at the county jail at the time of his escape. Westfall plead guilty to the aggravated assault and Battery charge before judge Hubbard at the october term of court. Hie charge was an outgrowth of j a shooting in which his wife Crys j Tai and Sanford Gleason were in Jared last july 21. Sheriff William Reese and county detective Merle e. Dickinson took Westfall into custody not More than two Miles from Smethport on the evening of Jan. 19 after re Fel. To at legion Home Civ tag a tip from a member of the i Harry comes family. The general membership of the i Smethport country club will meet next thursday evening feb. To at the legion Home Here to review plans for the rebuilding of the club House destroyed by fire last dec. 6. It was decided at a meeting of the club directors Munday evening. Tentative plans for a new Structure have already been formulated. It was reported but approval of the general membership is sought. President Hamlin d. Redfield presided at Munday night s meeting. Also present were directors Robert b. Apple. Joseph p. Willson c. L. Burt and Robert a. Digel. James Mcelhattan chairman of the building committee reported in the Progress that his committee has made. Prominent dentist died in Kane Hospital on wednesday largely attended funeral services were held at the Livermore Home on East King St. At 2 o clock saturday afternoon for or. Alvie r Livermore 54. Smethport dentist who died about 7 of clock wednesday evening. Jan. 26, at the Kane Community Hospital his death was attributed to complications arising from a heart condition of several years standing. The Rev. E. J. Burton minister of the Smethport methodist Church officiated burial was in Rose Hill cemetery where committal services were conducted by Mckean xxx age no 388, f a a. M., Smethport. Howard Wright was the acting master and a z lineman was chaplain at the burial service pallbearers were o. Albert Johnson a w Johnson e g. Potter a e. Quirk r w. Herzog and Harry Ness. Or Livermore was admitted to the Hospital in an unconscious condition january 17 but rallied until his condition again took a turn for the worse on monday. A graduate of the Mercer Public schools in 1914, the prominent dentist was one of the area s leading Scholastic football and track coaches during the 1920�?Ts. Or Livermore was president of the Smethport school Board for More than 20 ears until ill health forced his retirement Over a year ago he was president of the Pennsylvania state school directors association in 1937-48. An ardent Fisherman and Hunter. Or Livermore took periodic trips to Canada and other Points to engage in his favorite recreational activity. He has sponsored the presentation of the Livermore cup to the most worthy senior at Smethport High school for Many years. For a number of years he picked an All county football team for the Bradford Era. Born in Mercer on Jan 21. 1895, he was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh dental school in 1917, shortly after which he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the army dental corps. Atter serving overseas for several months. Or. Livermore was released from the service and shortly afterwards moved to Smethport and is table bed a dental practice. He was a member of the Smethport methodist Church Mckean Lodge no. 388. F. And a. The Coudersport consistory Bucktail Post 138. American legion and Mckean county Post. 2497, . He was worshipful master of the local Blue Lodge in 1924 and had served As commander of Bucktail Post. He was married to miss Jane bean at West Point ky., in october 1917. Iii addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter. Mrs. Joseph f. Mcbride of Chicago a son Alvie r Livermore Iii of Ponca a sister. Mrs. Gaylord Buchanan of Mercer also survives. Lone Eagle flies again. Charlet a Lind berth who electrified the world More than 20 year ago with i Oln transatlantic flight to i greeted by col. Clarence Edwin in. Commander of the u. S. Air Force base in neb Sherg. Germany where the Quot lame Eagle landed during an in Pettlon tour of the Berlin air lift. Lindbergh aim will snap act various fighter and bomber hate on the european continent. Local Kol Arians describe decent a. Farm shun eight inductees go to for Knox groundhog promises More Winter weather wednesday was groundhog Day and according to the old adage if lie sees his Shadow he will return to his Hole Arri we will have six weeks More Winter. Get prepared because he saw his Sun came out before nine of clock and it. Was a Beautiful Day with Bright Sunshine and Snappy cold weather. Daniel n. Ness Only local Man in group fight army inductees from the Mckean county draft Board 101. Bradford left Friday night for fort Knox by. I hey me Daniel n. Ness Smethport. Mol Nico Autieri Robert m. Ernest j. C. Williams All of Bradford Orville c. West Custer City Ronald k. Wilcox Duke Center Mel led Tanner. Ceres n. Y. And Clifton f. Rose of Eldred. T he men reported at the Bradford draft Board Friday morning and left for that Erie induction Center by bus at 6 33 of clock. Leader of the group was or. Ness while or. Wilcox was assistant Leader. Garage damaged by flames monday night the Smethport fire department was called to Farmers Valley shortly after to of clock monday night where an overheated stove is believed to have caused a fire at the garage of Frank Mcanallen. Hie flames which started to eat through the Back Section of the garage were extinguished before the arrival of the firemen. Damage was negligible according to Howard Wright. Second assistant chief of the Smethport department. Social Security agent will he Iii Bradford change of address effective february i the address of the veterans administration office will be changed to suite 209, . Bldg., Bradford. The Field representative of the Federal social Security administration at Dubois will conduct the regular itinerant station in the Pennsylvania employment service office 151. Kennedy St., Bradford on tuesday feb. 8, from to to 12 noon. Two times for action on your social Security Are first when a wage earner reaches 65, and second when a worker Dies. Immediately in each Case Contact should be made with the nearest office of the social Security administration in order to be certain that no benefits Are lost. Smith pout pa., thursday february 3, he Terow we no mar Smethport Gill scouts presented yearly Glacier a a local fulls portray music theme at monthly meeting pack 80 of the cub scout portrayed he theme of the month a achievements in music a at their regular monthly meeting held monday night in the Temple club. Each of the five Dens rendered a vocal selection with Den 5 presenting a number by Quot Spike Joe is rhythm band Quot Den 2 gave a game and stunt demonstration xylophone Solas were rendered by Henry Cummings and c g. Cleveland tile Flag ceremony was presented by Den 5 during he meeting Hubert Morrison presented the pack with its charter for the coming year. Cub master Howard dig i presided the following awards Den i. John Dragoone Den chief Howard Digel lion and lion Golden Arrow c. O Cleveland and Henry Cummings lion Jack Pickersgill. Hear Bruce mrav Bear and Silver Arrow and Jimmy Brown Wolf. Den 2. Billy Burgess Den chief Allan Wright. Weblog and Silver Arrow Glenn Cunningham. Wolf Den 3, Lloyd George Hackett a Den chief Malcolm Parker Bear Silver Arrow Bobby Lathrop hear badge Aud Chuck Vandervort Wolf badge. Den 4, Carl Berg chief Blaine of Connor Bear Silver Arrow Laminar it Swanson rear Gold Arrow David Caskey Wolf Gold Arrow and Denner stripes Phillip Denning Bear badge and Russell Denning. Wolf badge. Den 5, Harold Lindgren a Den chief Larry Moran lion and Silver arrows and Denner stripes Gary Carlson Bear badge Jimmy Smith lion Silver Arrow and re rail Elias Bear badge. Cub master Digel announced that by Outing would be held probably on sunday for those who received awards monday night. He also stated that Quot cub scout week would be observed beginning feb. 6 and that i a Quot Blue and Gold Quot dinner would be held for cubs and their parents Al the Smethport school cafeteria on feb pm. Find body it j Brad i Ord w Dughi to year old mrs. Mary Lefrea missing 2 Days the two Day search for mrs. Mary Mccrea 80, who had been missing i rom her Home since monday Jan 24, came to a tragic end wednesday afternoon at 2 of clock with the finding of the elderly woman a body by let olice in a Field off route 46 Iii s. Kendall ave a Short distance outside the Bradford City limits. Chief Edward Edmonds and officer Adorno Palazzetti of the Bradford kit lice Force found mrs. Mccrea following a tip from mrs. Harold Stark of Aiken mrs. Stark notified the police she had seen a woman of mrs. Mccrea a description walking into a Field off s. Kendall ave Extension Highway monday afternoon police and a group of employees of the Dresser manufacturing co immediately launched a search in the area of the Field bordering the Highway. Mrs Mccrea was found with her shoes off and her purse beside Lier body it i believed the elderly woman stopped to rest and died a few minute later. Coroner limn Beatty issued a certificate of death by natural causes he said the aged woman apparently had been dead since Early Munday afternoon. Icoy Hutton Home damaged by fire fire of undetermined origin caused estimated damage of $100 to the Home of Roy Button Marvin bt., shortly after 9 of clock last wednesday evening the Blaze the second in a month at the Button Home was quickly extinguished by the Smethport fire department who rescinded to the alarm sounded at 9 19 of clock. Major damage was confined to the hallway where the flames were discovered. No. 5 Junior state College is proposed for this county representative Albert Johnson introduces Bill ailing for $2,000,000 project to be located in or near Bradford w Ould 15c free to students a $2,000,000 state Junior College was proposed for Mckean county monday night in the state House of representatives according to an associated press dispatch from Harrisburg. Albert Vav. Johnson of Smethport Mckean county representative introduced a Bill calling for establishment of the two year College free to students of a High Scholastic county agent Ross Roy Hutchinson gave interesting reports William a Ross county farm Bureau agent and Roy Hutchinson local Dairyman gave Smethport rotarians an insight into the Workings of the Pennsylvania farm show recently held. At the weekly meeting of the local organization at the colonial hotel monday noon. Or Ross who has never missed one of the state farm exhibitions since its inception in 1917, explained that the How in Harrisburg was the largest in the world attracting Over 500,000 visitors during its 1949 run. The county agent stated that Over $50,000 in premiums were awarded this year and that guests were present from every state in tile Union Canada South America and from several european nations. All of the cd huts at the show sponsored by the Pennsylvania state farm products show commission. I Are of Pennsylvania origin and own-1 Reship with the exception of Ponl-1 try. Among the animals displayed were 60 draft horses 380 sheep and i 300 hogs. The week Long show ended with an auction of the exhibits. One of the highlights of the exhibition according to or Ross was the presentation of the Pennsylvania state police Rodeo on opening night. Or. Hutchinson who also attended the recent show told of several humorous anecdotes that occurred during the pre rotation president Leonard Johnson presided at the meeting which was attended by 30 persons including one visiting notarial Hamlin d. Redfield of Eldred. Herbert Lam Jill ire Heads farm i nil Alvin g. Smiley w placed i under arrest Iii Kane manslaughter charge placed against Man freed of murder count Alvin c. Smiley 26-year-Kane labourer who was found not guilty of a murder charge by a Mckean county jury of nine men and three women Early tuesday morning of last week waived Healing on an in voluntary manslaughter charge before Justice of the peace Emile Stenger in Kane saturday. Smiley was released a on $500 bail by Justice Stenger and ordered to a Roar at the february term of Mckean county criminal court his Case will in considered by the grand jury meeting feb 28. The latest charge against the Man who admitted that an accidental discharge of his .22 calibre Rifle killed his wife. Thelma was pressed by county detective Merle Dickinson who flied the murder information against Smiley last july. Detective Merle Dickinson said the charge was placed Quot because of smileys negligence in having a loaded gun in his Smiley testified his wife a shot accidentally by the weapon which he had in the family car. The tragedy occurred on the Kane Kinzua Road during a ride. At saturdays hearing Smiley by represented by attorney Ralph n Decamp of Kane who acted a associate counsel for the defendant during the seven Day murder trial the Mckean county criminal court jury required Only 50 minutes to acquit Smiley. If convicted of the involuntary manslaughter charge Smiley stands to receive a maximum sentence of three curs it was reported. Five scouts pass first Glass test senior Extension group review held at school met Here monday House last t thursday Herbert lain hire of Eldred was elected president of the senior Extension club of Mckean county at the annual meeting of the organization held monday night in the grand jury room of the court House. Other officers elected Are Ray Dillenbeck Turtle Point vice president Catherine def Ibaugh. Smethport Secretary and Melvin Lemon Cory Ville treasurer. The to members pre Cut discussed plans of the organization for the coming year after the election of officers. Following the business meeting refreshments were served by a committee composed of Jack Robinson and Ray Perry both of Eldred and miss Jean Mccleary of sme Liport. I c fives is degree at Penn state College James Herzog son of or. And mrs. R. Vav Herzog of Smethport received a Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at commencement exercises held monday afternoon at Pennsylvania state College. Or. And mrs. Herzog attended the ceremonies. Five members of boy scout troop no. I Smethport successfully passed examinations tor Iii t Cia scout before a three Man Board of review at tile schoolhouse last thursday evening. Awarded first Cia badge were John Dragoone jr., Jerry Coleman. Barry Peterson Thomas Dragoone and Carl Berg acting on the Board of review were James Akeley assistant scout executive. Area committeeman Harold Ross and troop committeeman Malcolm Lindgren. Scoutmaster Fred Muhitch conducted a first Aid review during the meeting stressing such Points As Shock stroke artificial respiration and the making of triangular bandages. Dues were collected by scribe Billy Digel. Personal properly returns Iii Bounty due by feb. Lilli j. County to vips i Mill tax on dec. 31, i Dis filial valuation Mckean county taxpayers have until february 15 to file personal property returns at the county commis boners office in the court House it has been announced by George Berkwater chief assessor of the county. Residents of the county owning stocks Bonds mortgage judgments promissory notes etc., that Are secured out of he state where no franchise or source taxes Are paid in Pennsylvania must file a list of such securities with the county commissioner the county Levie a four Mill tax on the dec. 31. 1948 final valuation of the taxable items. Tile returns May lie filed any business Day in the commissioners j office in tile court House and at the following places on the Skeines dates Bradford City Hall today and Friday feb 3 and 4 port Allegany Borough building a tuesday feb. 8 Kane Borough building a wednesday feb. 9. I la lick Gou Vicil names officers local mph chosen at meeting saturday Allan Putnam of Austin was elected Council president and National Council representative at the annual business meeting of the Elk lick Council boy a scouts of America saturday night at Emporium. Leonard b. Johnson of Smethport was elected Eastern District chairman. A w Johnson and Seth Digel of Smethport Are in embers at Large and Hon. Charles o Hubbard and e. G. Potter of Smethport Are honorary officers. Ellis h Phillips and Joseph l Hinaman both of Bradford will serve As vice presidents and Lloyd schoolmaster of Bradford was named treasurer. The institution would be known a3 the Mckean county Junior College the governor would be authorized to appoint a Board of trustees to administer College affairs under toe jurisdiction of the state Council of education. No tuition or text Book fees would by charged to the students which h would be limited to pennsylvanians or Johnson said the Bill is part of an Overall Campaign to provide education tor youth beyond High a Bradford is the natural Center of population in our Section of the state for the location of a Junior College a a or. Johnson explained. Quot it will take plenty of work to put Tho measure through the necessary legislative c channels and plenty of sub join from our constituents in Mckean the Bill must now be referred to us House committee on education and the committee on appropriations. He said adding a that we my it sell the governor on the it is hard to say whether it will pass this session of the legislature but we got to Start sometime a he continued Quot la it does t pass this session Well get it through another the Junior College would be an Independent school or. Johnson stated. Or Johnson stated that he and a co sponsor William Scott Ltd car Bon introduced a Bill monday calling for a $200,000 appropriation in the state to reimburse school districts now carrying i cerebral palsy schools. Quot right now Only districts in Mckean Carbon and possibly Mercer counties conduct cerebral palsy schools Quot he declared. School term if Al i of it youngsters rejoicing mid year exams Are Over and that accounts for the smiles on the kids faces. The second semester is now officially on its Way and it wont be too Many weeks until the first of the entertainments and other activities attendant upon commencement Start. Smethport firemen will banquet this evening the annual banquet of the Smethport fire department will he held held tonight it thur. Day at 6 of clock Lauren mix and Vav. L. In Perot to or. Are co chairmen of the affair tile banquet will he served at the cottage hotel and this morning 93 reservations had been made for the feast. Following the dinner the regular meeting of the organization will beheld at 8 pin at the Hose House. Others serving on the banquet committee Are Howard w Light John Boswick Glenn Mencor ack Hayer Gerald i i Kelt Myron pcs Sena Jack sine inn and Howard b. It Connor. Undergo s surgery Sam Cochrane assistant manager of the Smethport country club who underwent surgery at the Kane Community Hospital monday morning is reported to be making satisfactory Progress. Airs. Alicia Evans o9. Died thursday resident of Batik St. For fifty y ears funeral services were held monday afternoon at her late Home for mrs. Kids Evans 89-year-old resident of Bank St. Who died at her Home at. 9 15 o clock thursday evening. The Rev. Linford Wilcox pastor of the Smethport Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hui cemetery with the following acting As pallbearers Gerald Mcgee Keith Rifle Andrus Rifle Harry Larson Robert Freer and William Newcombe. Mrs. Evans was bom in the Vicinity of Smethport the daughter of the late Orvel and Julia Kellar Gallup. On March 31, 1859 she had lived at her Bank Street Home for 5 j years. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs Minnie Strong of King Street Smethport and mrs. M j. Welch of Olean. Abo the following Giraud Hudren mrs v. C Wanter Mexico n. Y. Miss Harriett Strong Somerville. N. J. Howard Strong Pittsburgh Edward Welch Olean. One daughter mrs. Ethel Stull died in 1938 and a grandson Lee Stull died during world War la five Vicat grandchildren also survive. Former resident Enro Ute to Persia Dick Potter of Tulsa okla. Is expected to spend the weekend Here at Ute Home of hts Uncle and aunt or and mrs. E. G. Potter. Or. Potter who has been employed As an Engineer by the h d. Porter Oil co. In Tulsa has accepted a position As a consulting Engineer in Persia in the employee of the Gulf exploration co. Of new York and Houston Tex. He will leave for Persia soon

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