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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 10, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Jul <2 it vim hmm Elf t i it newsstand copies. Lulck amp in gout i Stem ii a Mpa Peay Mckean v volume 7.tnorwich Grange will dedicate new Hall monday ceremony will also Mark Lith anniversary of neighbouring order Sharp Fullerton state Grange master of Alt Xmas pa., will be the Oil Leer in charge when Norwich Orange no. 2018, of Crosby dedicate their new Hall on monday feb 14. At 8 of clock p. In the dedication will also Mark the Lith anniversary of the founding of the Norwich Grange. Others taking part in the ceremonies will be fled if Einlein of Smethport a past master of Norwich Grange will be the acting dedicating master Rev John h Bailey pastor of the Crosby methodist Church and a past master of Norwich Grange will be acting overseer. Altar bearers will be the Rev. Or. Bailey or. Heilem Herbert Pettenati and Harry Mcdade All past masters. Earl crinoids of the finance con mite will serve As Flag bearer. Officers taking part in the ceremony will be master. Robert Poklar overseer. Ben Benson lecturer Gertrude Green Steward Donald comes acting Gate keeper George inflow acting Secretary Norma Pettenati assistant Steward. Helen Lathrop Flora Sadie Zetwick a Moil a Jennie Benson. Ceres. Pearl Conley chaplain. Sara Sweetapple finance committee. Arnold Sweetapple Loda Mcdade. Visiting officers Deputy Elias Smith. East Smethport Pomona master Joseph Haines. Eldred Anna Nelson is the pianist. The announced program is As follows dedication ceremony. Presentation of officers of Norwich Grange. History of Norwich Grange speaker. State master Sharp Fullerton. Short comments by the Norwich Grange past masters. A lunch will be served immediately after the fat w ill represent play Mast Smethport fat announces activities All the news of your county seat a a established 1171 pm of rat Sakti Irolita. Pa., thursday february to Huo pm tar no. Funeral services saturday for pfc. Angelo Isido irites will by held at Catholic Church for Soldier killed on Luzon her 18th baby at 3?. In. A. Carey. 32-Vear-om Mother of ii children holds her latest Horn John Princl. In sooth Amber Hospital in Cliffwood Beach n. J., where the Hahr a Horn three Dart before this photo was take Bradford woman known Here. Instantly killed the East Smethport p. T a met monday evening at tile schoolhouse with the president Frank new House. Conducting the business session. The meeting opened with the Salute to the Flag and the singing1 of minutes of the previous meeting were read. After the business meeting c. F. Feit assistant superintendent of the county schools. Spoke on Quot put first things first a this dealing with the education of our youth. Mrs. Robert Barr entertained with two vocal solos. The group voted to Purchase a Book Lor the East Smethport Library in memory of or. A r. Livermore. It was announced that the Cyclone group will present a play always in trouble Quot on Fob. 18. A Public card party will be sponsored this Friday evening in the newly decorated school auditorium. A lunch was served by mrs. Laverne Stewart mrs. Robert Mckean and mrs. Clifford school leaders return from meetings Mckean county school officials have returned from Harrisburg where they attended to annual meetings of school directors. Among those present from the county were r p. Barnhart county a superintendent of schools c. F superintendent Ralph Weitzer supervising principal of Otto township schools Robert w. Farr jr., and Jack Williams. Otto township Harold Childs Eldred school principal Floyd c. Fretz superintendent of Bradford schools. Will assist taxpayers with filing tax Kett uns a Deputy collector of internal Revenue will be at the court House. Smethport on february 21-23-24-25. 1949, to assist taxpayers with their income tax for the year 1948. And also their estimated tax for the year 1919.mrs. Axel Stromberg meets death Day after 50th wedding Date or Axel Stromberg 68. Of South Bradford was instantly killed in the Vicinity of her Home tuesday i evening at about 7 10 o clock when struck by an automobile on route 219 mrs. Stromberg was the Mother in Law of mrs. Ruth Abbey St rom Berg. A former resident of Rose Hill ave. Smethport. Earl Stromberg. A son was at one time employed Here by Holmes a Gill than and made his Home with or and mrs. Glen men cer. Investigating officers said that an automobile driven by or. Andrew Johnson of Dallas City Road struck mrs. Stromberg. Who was Enro Ute Home after visiting at the residence of or. And mrs. Ray Boring and family who live directly across trip Highway from the Stromberg Home a certificate of accidental death was issued by Coroner Beatty Fol i lowing an investigation. No inquest is planned. With or Johnson at the time was his wife. They were Enro Ute to the Valley Hunt club to attend the Lions club ladies night program mrs Stromberg. Who on monday. Fob 7, along with her husband marked her Golden wedding anniversary taken a vase of Flowers to the Boring Home and was retuning to her Home when she was hit. Funeral services for pie. Angelo j. Isidori. Who died of wounds on Luzon on March 15, 1945. Will be held in St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church saturday morning at to o clock the Rev. Urban 6. Barrett pastor officiating. Committal services will be conducted in St Elizabeth a cemetery by Mckean county Post. 2497. Vow and Bucktail Post. 138, american legion. The body of the local Soldier will arrive in it. Jewett from ban Francisco this thursday afternoon at 2 of clock pfc. Isidori born june 19 1920, in Tarrytown. N y., came to Smethport when four Vears of age and attended the Keating township and Smethport elementary schools. After graduating from the Smethport High school class of 1939. He was employed locally until he joined the army on june 22. 1943 he received Basic training at Camp Wheeler. Ga., after which he was sent to the Pacific theater of serving a year in new Caledonia he was sent to the Philippines where he participated in the invasion of Luzon. He is survived by his parents or and mrs Dominic Isidori of Smethport two Sisters mrs. Jasper tor Chia of Johnsonburg pa., and mrs George Otto of los Angeles Calif. Two Brothers. Joseph of Smethport and Billy of Olean an Uncle and aunt or. And mrs. Joseph Emme of Kane and several nieces and display at i b. Linne Lbrothers will open Law office her Guy and Kenneth Mayo will graduate feb. La Guy and Kenneth Mayo Are following in the footsteps of their Uncle. The late Guy Mayo of Smethport. By starting a Law practice As co partners Iii the office of tile late or. Mayo on main St. The Young men Are sons of mrs. Kenneth Mayo of Kane acid tile late Kenneth Mayo of Smethport. They will graduate from the Dickinson Law school next Friday. Or. And mrs. Guy Mayo and two children Are planning to reside with mrs. C. J Alderfer their aunt on w. Main St while or. And mrs. Kenneth Mayo will live in Kane. The new Law office will be officially opened about the first of Johnson chosen to Academy activities Leonard Morris Johnson son of or. And mrs. Leonard b. Johnson 1235 West main St., been chosen a member of the concert band and also a member of the glee club at the Mercersburg Academy. This announcement was made recently by Henry ready head of the school music department and advisor to these musical groups. Membership in the concert band and glee club is acquired As a result of extensive tryouts held during the fall term. Tile musical clubs of the Academy Are now in rehearsal for their Spring concert programs according to a news item from Ute Are asked to c on tribute to show a Hobby display will be sponsored by Piveral interested East Smethport ladies at the Kun b Church on thursday feb. 17. From to a. In to 4 j. In. There will be no entry fee for the articles displayed and no charge for admittance to Suie stators Young and old Are asked to bring some of their Handiwork Sulf As fancy work. Articles of clothing that have been made doll houses Small pieces of furniture that they have constructed or perhaps upholstered or refinished Etc., in fact anything that might be of interest to their neighbors and friends. Collections of dolls buttons and others too numerous to mention will also be Welcome. For further information Call mrs Dana Hayes phone Smethport 6016-r-4 or mrs. Ermie Stilson phone Smethport 411. Tile committee in charge is planning to serve Light refreshment. To All who Fluth graduates at University of Illinois Lloyd n. Ruth. Son of or and mrs. M e Huth of Oil City and husband of the former Barbara Bouton of Smethport graduated last sunday from the University of Illinois. Urbana. Champagne in with the degree of Bachelor of science or. Huth majored in Laboi and Industrial relations and completed the Lour sear course in 2 years in the College of division of special services Lor War veterans. Or. And mrs. Huth Are now living in Champagne 111., where i Huth is on the stall of the University of Illinois. Together 70 years. A indispensable and a affectionate to each other a the Day they were married in 1879, or. And in. Frank m Howell of i it of Angeles celebrated their 70th wedding an nire Raav with a quiet party. Or. Frank totally deaf a a area for Hla wife who la partially Blind and a he a hears Quot for la ii Dost in Lichi Merlin monday evening school essay contest sponsored by Post will close March 15 commander Milton Dodge pie sided at a meeting of Bucktail Post. 138. Ant noon legion held monday evening Iii the Post Home. It was announced by or Dodge that tile essay contest being spoil j sorted by the Post among students at the local High school will close Nomarch 15. Hie of students i to the contest been favorable.1 according to or. Dodge. The 43 members present at the meeting voted to stage an Oyster supper at a Date yet to be set Nam j de to a committee to make arrange-1 for the affair were or. William Murray. Robert Peterson and Donald Thomas. It was also announced at tile session that tile Post would j tic Pate in memorial services for pfc Angelo Isidori. On saturday morning at St. Elizabeth a cemetery. Five veterans were admitted to i membership. They were Henry Ste j Ward. Robert g. Clark. Ernest Nelson Paul Nourse and Hugh Fry. The Post also voted to Purchase a shuffle Given Iii divorce Lases action heard Iii 14 cases thursday judge Charles g. Hubbard heard testimony in 14 divorce actions in Mckean county court thursday. Two new cases were aused to the docket of 18. Previously announced and one Case Edwin j Corey is. Map s. Corey was continued. The new actions. Genevieve Osborne is. Harrell Goonie and liar net m Larson is. Itt Toi c. Larson i were heard thursday other divorce cases heard thursday included Kathleen m. King is. Thomas w King Ruth v. Cooper is. Lewis Vav. Cooper and Brice e. Brinkley is. Mary j. Brinkley. Argument court which owned on feb i dosed Atter the last divorce j Case was presented Boron Jill on Heil lists Bole on Bond redemption fun budget of $109,000 for did approved by Council members members of the Smethport Borough Council meeting monday evening in the Council rooms adopted the proposed budget for 1949 tile budget Calls lot net expenditures of Over $109,000 for the year of Winch $58,770 will be consumed by the Borough owned electric department members also voted to lower the millage rate on the Bond redemption fund from seven to four Mills the general fund Levy of eight Mills was a retained estimated receipts will make possible a surplus of slightly less than $1,000 Council approved a motion to Transfer $1,000 from the electric to the general fund other action taken included the approval of the 1948 auditors re Piort submitted by auditors Emil Johnson. Lauren mix and Howard Wright and the granting of a i Crit to Gerald Eckert to use the Borough streets for the transportation of a House after signing of an agreement. No action was taken on the ap-1 plication of o. C. Smith for a temporary Job on the police Force and Vincent Bizzaro for a Post in the electric department. Present at the meeting were president Glen Raifsnyder. Councilmen Fred Heinlein c. L Burt. Donald Peterson. Fred Herriman. L. C Robey or. And Milton Wright Burgess John Lind Holin and solicitor Robert Applewold landmark to be move Gerard Eckert buys main Street building tile old Backus House which stood on the Corner of main and state Sis. For Over a Century been purchased from the Sterling Oil division by Gerard Eckert and will be moved to the Corner of state and Green its. The main St. Property a purchased some months ago by the Sterling of division of the Quaker state Oil refining corporation for a new filling station site work on which is scheduled in Start this Spring or. Eckert who resides on West water St., stated tuesday that he will tear Don the Back portion of the Backus House for lumber and contracted with the Baldwin House moving co. Of Wellsville n a to Transfer the House from its present site to a lot on Green St which he purchased from or and mrs. John Saulpaugh. Or Eckert applied to the Smethport Borough Council to move the House Over the Borough Street and received the permission when Council met monday evening his contract Calls for removal of the House by March 15th.firemen plan old Home week for next summer port Aile gaily Soldier involved Iii Alaska murder commutes named at meeting held thursday evening members of the Smethport fire department at their regular feb i Mary meeting held last thursday evening voted to sponsor an old two air Force sergeants Home Welt Celebration in Smet placed i under arrest they re ill. Shoulder a trap that it. Jane Strickland Asili an inflated a a Seahorse on the Sands of Sarasota ha., appears in Eie Ellent form in a strap is bathing suite the accepted style in Beach Wear for the rom in murder trial lost county taxpayers Sito jurors for Case paid $1,510.60 Smiley retains Dun lawyers at Anchorage Alaska two air Force staff sergeants were arrested Alit Friday night on charges of first degree murder in connection with the slaying of Bertha Sickles whose almost nude body was found wednesday in a Culvert according to an associated press dispatch the victim a a native woman 29 years old tile army said the ser l port next summer. The local department sponsor of numerous celebrations to the past voted for the establishment of a general committee to map out details for the Homecoming event. President Fred Heinlein presiding. Named chief Roy of Laughlin and past president Fred Biever As co chairmen of the general com Muttee others selected were Marie f. Melvyn Secretary and George Brown treasurer. I other committees named include a a it it a a a it it a it a Parade a r. M Dunn Howard a Check of the records at the Mckean county commissioners office Iii the Cost House revealed that the Alvin Smiley murder trial held at a special term of january criminal court Cost the taxpayers $2,701 19, compared with the More than $8,000 spent on the apprehension arid trial of George Miketish. Who was convicted of the murder of his wife. Gertrude at the october term of court. Tile unofficial figures on the Smiley Case include $1.510 60 paid to jurors. $401 60 for meals for Pinon and tips aves and $388 for wages to hip crier and tips aves. Other expenses recorded include i $208 60 i of witness fees $134 39 for lie Detector test $25 Lur photographs and $30 for storage of the Smiley automobile. Counsel for the Miketish Ca e were paid by the county while Smiley re tamed his own lawyer in a Success-1 fill attempt to flee himself of the murder charge other items that ran the Miketish j trial to a higher level were the greater length of the trial the of a $500 Reward for his capture the appearance of a professional i witness Etc. William Ballon rotary speaker formerly of Brookville Ca. And Thomas m . 27. Of port Allegany. Anchorage police la. Virgin bark doll and it John Goddard of the army a office of up Cronl investigation said armogost signed a statement admitting the slaying. They said he absolved a tune and the latter denied and part in the slaying. been in me armed services nine years. Armogost five. Armogost a a Lumberjack and a welder in civilian life. Both were stationed near Anchorage at Elmendorf Field i armogost. Who is married liven toe outskirts of torn near the Culvert where the to wkly was found tile officers said he admitted arguing with the woman and Benting her. But said she was still alive when he left her. Hie dead woman a Cannery worked during the summer was Clad Only in a to shirt and one Ai it in Boot when found. Photography history Given by local Man sgt. , a Veteran of the South Pacific Campaign during world War ii. Was said to have attended the Smethport schools before enlisting in the United states armed forces according to a report in port Allegany he last visited his Home there Iii april or May of 1948 Allons y will Aid Smiley Robert Apple joins r. N. Dei amp As c counsel Wright and John Boswick auditing or Wright a z. Alleman and Kenneth Chase award a a i Pierotto. Or. W e. Kerr Richaid Chase and h d. Redfield and publicity a Israel Starsky or. Hole Man. Lauren mix and John Dragoon. Other business transacted at in meeting included the group voting to Purchase $1500 Worth of saving. Bonds from Money available in the emergency truck fund. Receipt of a $25 donation front the Potter county insurance co was announced at the meeting. Moving picture were shown to those present at the conclusion of the business session a 6 of clock dinner served at th1 cottage hotel proceeded the meeting the dinner attended by 84 per sons was staged by a commute composed of w. L. Pierotto. Or. And Lauren mix co chairmen Glen Mencer. Jack Bayer. Gerald Eckert Moron Tessena Jack Sinclair Howard b of Connor John Boswick Howard Lier of Joseph Brown Dies Robert Apple of Smethport joined Ralph n Decamp of Kane As associate defense counsel for Alvin smile of Kane who was arrested recently on a newly pressed charge of involuntary manslaughter of the regular luncheon meeting in connection with the death of his of the me i quyt rotary club held wife Thelma last july. Monday noon at the colonial hotel the two attorneys served As William Barton local photographer j Smiley s counsel at the first degree Arrell Goonie and on As. A tor c. Larson. Relatives enjoy family thursday. Gathering saturday a orce cases heard thurs a cub scouts v Isit Lobo Wolf Den at Kane Jimmy Racket advanced to Eagle scout Jimmy Hackett of Shinglehouse son of or and mrs. Leo Hackett of Smethport was made an Eagle scout at the Elk lick Council meeting which preceded the annual banquet held this year at Sylvania club in Emporium and the Oswayo Valley mail this to say about Jimmy a Jimmy Hackett one of the most Active of troop no. 57, Shinglehouse and a real asset to scouting was one of the five scouts to re i Ceile the Eagle scout award at this cub scouts who received awards during the month of january were treated by their cub master Seth Digel with a trip to Kane sunday to see the Lobo wolves. Those furnishing the seven ears necessary to transport the cubs were or. Digel mrs. C. Alderfer William Rosst n Clark Milton right and Carl Berg. Den chiefs Billie Burgess and Carl Berg also accompanied the group and All report a very delightful trip. Sci i is Iti i the Cyclone boy scout troop will serve a Pancake supper at the Cyclone consolidated school tonight thursday to which the Public is invited. Tickets will be on Sale at the door. The following relatives gathered at the Joseph p. Willson Camp 5a<-urday afternoon and evening for a family get together the Rev. And mrs. W Willson of Crosby. Or and mrs j p. Willson and daughter. Debbie of Smethport miss Mary Willson and nephews Billy and Jimmy Angel of Crosby i and mrs. William Backus and children Daniel Jeoffrey and Lauren of Smethport or. And mrs. Nicholas Scanlan and children Michael arum Dennis of Congreve or. And mrs. Paul Nourse of Colegrove. Or. And mrs. Lloyd Mulvihill and son Michael. And or and mrs John Putnam and son David and miss Julia Belle Gallup of Crosby mrs. Jackson Savage of Corning. N. Y., and or. And mrs. Osborne p. Willson and Linden of Phelps n Change in meeting time the brotherhood of Ansgar us lutheran Church will meet tonight thursday it at 7 of clock instead of 8 of clock. Supper will be served in the dining Hall by Carl Johnson and Leonard Johnson at the earlier hour. The regular business meeting and election of officers will follow the a. Ostl gave his classification speech or. Barton traced the history of photography from its simple beginning in the 17th Century to its lofty position in present Day society. In conclusion or. Barton exhibited j samples of his own work. Leonard Johnson president presided at the meeting which was attended by 32 rotarians including two guests Harry Garvin of Bedford and Hamlin d Redfield of athletic club will meet tonight the Norwich athletic club will hold is meeting this thursday evening at 8 o clock in the Grange Hall the purpose of the club is to sponsor sports in Norwich township and those interested Are asked to attend this meeting. Officers of the athletic club for ii year arc president Michael f my Kleman vice president Lyle c. Cook and Secretary treasurer. Herbert b Pettenati. Norwic h twp. Ita to meet Norwich township fat will meet i at 8 o clock next tuesday evening at the Crosby schoolhouse. C. F. Feith assistant superintendent of i Mckean county schools will speak i on founders murder trial in the special term of Mckean county criminal court in january in which he former army Veteran was acquitted of the charge by a Petit jury. Information on the involuntary manslaughter charge was filed before Justice of peace Emile Stenger of Kane by county detective Merle Dickinson. Smiley at present is released on Bond lamber of com Tierce dinner meeting tuesday there will be a dinner meeting of the general Membri hip of the Smethport c Kambei of Commerce and their guest at 7 of clock tuesday evening february 15. At the colonial hotel. The been designated As Sylvania night and representatives of the Sylvania corp. Will be present and will furnish a speaker for tile evening Haught i it Horn i i in 5 or. And mrs. Shed i. Ingram Are the parents of a daughter born at the port Allegany Hospital saturday. Feb. 5th. The child weighed six pounds 14 ounces. Or. And mrs. O. E. Ingram of Smet Hirut Are the paternal grandparents and de Boardman of Limestone is the maternal Allegany woman 111 a Long time mrs. C. Melvin Brown 70. Mother of Joseph Brown of Smethport died at her Home in port Allegany Early monday morning after a Long illness. Or Brown was born in Deposit n On March 23. 1878 and lived in port Allegany most of her Hie she was a charter member of the ladies auxiliary of the Star Hose company of port Allegany. Mrs. Brown then miss Jennie Burrows was married to or Brown in port Allegany on aug. 20. 1903 funeral services were held from the Gallup funeral Home in port Allegany wednesday afternoon at 2 of clock with the Rev John d Westley. Pastor of the evangelical United Brethren Church officiating and burial was in Fairview cemetery Iii that place. In addition to her husband and son Joseph she is survived by three other sons Clair of Baton Rouge la. Richard of evening Shade Ark. And Eugene of port Allegany and several ircle 6 of . Will meet february 16 Circle 6 of the w. S. C a will hold their third meeting at the local methodist Church Hall wednesday evening. February 16. At 8 of clock. Mrs. Carl Lobaugh chairman of the Circle announced this week that the committee on arrangements consists of mrs. Leonard Wright mrs Merle Engstrom mrs. Wallace Anderson. Mrs Robert Freer and mrs. Stewart Goodwill. The topic of the devotionals will be a a working together love. Mrs. Merit Engstrom. A native cd England will talk on a elite in sounds like Spring tile first baseball meeting of the 1949 season will be held at the Borough Council rooms at 8 of clock next wednesday evening feb. 16. Everyone interested is requested to be present

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