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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 17, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ulc Earl a amp Wrd i Mcke All the news of your county seat Socrat volume 73 established uis Smethport. Ivv., thursday. February 17,1919 terms a pm per tear no. 7 March of dimes collections total $946.41 in dist. New directors of local organization \ no canvass made for worthy cause total largest yet Frank h. Fay. Local chairman for the a i cd of dunes annual col Lection announced this week that this has been a very successful drive and although no canvass was made the amount is double any previous year. Contributions were As follows Coin Box collections. $121.95 Star theatre collection .63 62 Keating township schools Cyclone .$56.85 Farmers Valley. 32 44 East Smethport. 25.90 115.19 Smethport Boro schools. 8995 Norwich twp. Schools 15.70 Clermont school. 4 00 Orlo j. Hamlin. Too a Robe t a Dugel. 50 00 mrs Robert a Digel 50 00 or. And mrs Redfield Gillett 50 00 or. And mrs Don Nelson. Mrs. Cora m. Nourse. Quaker state Oil refining corp. Backus Novelty co. Married couples club of the methodist Church. Or and mrs. H. G. German or and mrs. O. Albert Johnson father Urban s. Barrett. Ralph e. Burdick. Smethport travellers club Julia Belle Gallup. Frank b. . Cd iia Barron. Sarah Armstrong. Norwich Grange. Or. And mrs. Richard Stevens. Mrs. L. F. Bridge. Min. Nora Colegrove. Martha Swanson. J. J. Johnston. Ornsby Community club. Smethport Community Chest Mother of mrs. Dickerson Dies i Larry c. German died feb. 9 in Kane Hospital funeral services for prominent resident Vav Ere held saturday 1949 goal of the local red Cross chapter set at $1138 35 00 25.00 25.00 20 00 14 00j to 00 i to of i 5.00 5 00 6.00 5.00 5.00 3.00 250 2.50 2.00 2 00 i of 1.00 i of 500 100 00 president e. J. Monsch extreme right of the Smethport chamber of Commerce shakes hands with w. E Kerr who was elected to the chamber a directorate tuesday night. The new directors arc left to right. H. J. Lee or. Kerr and r. W. Herzog. Next to or. Monsch is a. E. Quirk treasurer. Mrs. Oviatt Dies family of ii at of in Farmers Valley Bingham made sunday evening homeless by fire Norw Ich Grange dedicates new Hall at Crosby family associated with Early history of Mckean county funeral of Hazelhurst woman held sunday the funeral of mrs Victoria Oviatt. 90-year-old descendant of Pioneer settlers who died at 6 45 of clock sunday evening at Lier Home in Farmers Valley after an illness of two weeks duration were held wednesday afternoon at 2 of clock at her late Home in Farmers Valley. The Rev. Rodney f Cobb Rector of St. Luke s episcopal Church officiated. Interment took place in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery with the following pallbearers tile Rev Cecil Ross George Rockefeller. L e. Scowden h. D. Marsh Walter Digel and Arthur Hibbard no one injured when two Story Home is destroyed monday nearly 200 members i tests attend impressive ceremonies a i Val iou army will establish service unit Here will be a fart of the National organizing program the salvation army will est Abl re a service unit in Smethport soon. As part of a National program of the organization to bring its manifold health welfare and religious services into communities where a resident program is not established. The announcement to extend Here was made by la col. Ralph t. Mil stroke suffered at his Home Early officer in charge of Saha Tion tuesday morning. Army operations in Western Penn he was born in Doylestown a i Sylvania on feb. 2, 1884, and was graduated each service unit raises it own from Pennsylvania state College in funds and each committee acts aut-,1903 alter pursuing a com Iii on Mously obtaining use of the chemistry. Nearest salvation army Center or or. German came to Crosby in a tac Litie without red tape and us-1912. Moving to Smethport in 1919 my funds upon its own authority at the time of the Sale of the nor and dts it action to Aid local famine wich chemical company about four or individuals in need of financial or j years ago. He was the general Man and kind of Aid her it and treasurer of in comply no its own local f u Usa in fund. Each unit enable principal., he Aas veil known in Floral Clr nuts it and Blas having operated a profitable apply Lor and rpm. Al a for funeral services were held saturday afternoon at 2 30 o clock in St Luke a episcopal Church for Harry g. German who died wednesday evening of last week at the Kane Community Hospital the Rev Rodney f Cobb Rector of scatter. Burial v As in Rose Hill cemetery with the following acting As pallbearers William new Combe Seth orman Cecil Reynolds Aluf peter.,on. A. Z. Lineman and r. K Palmer. Honorary pallbearers were Raphael Kessler Iii of Olean Jolgui Mcmillin of Bradford Frank new Rombe our Douglas and w. W Barnum. Or German prominent retired Smethport industrialist and chemic., in ill health for the past three dears died from the effects of a f. J. Monsch named chairman of drive to be conducted by local chapter during week of March 7-12 arca chairmen to be named f. K. Steiner chairman of the Smethport chapter has announced the week of March 7th to the 12th for the american red Cross Appeal. The local drive chairman will be e. J. Monsch who conducted the Campaign for the Smethport Chap 5 new directors named by chamber of Commerce ter in 1948. Leaders for the Are out id the Borough of Smethport that belong to the Smethport chapter Are being secured. The 1949 goal for this chapter has been set at $1138 by the National red Oro this amount will be divided Between the local chapter and the National organization final percentages for the division of the Money raised Bias not been announced. E Ronald Harriman new work banker and Railroad executive a accepted the chairmanship of the american National red Cross for the nation wide drive in nit tonal goal has been set at $60.-000,000 while the total red Cross fourteen persons were made homeless monday afternoon when their Home at Bingham was destroyed by flames tile family composed of or and mrs. Robert Wenner and 12 children. Ranging in age from in it months to 18 years managed to Salvage Only part of its furniture and personal belongings. Loss estimated in excess of $2,500. Hotel president e. J. Monsch. Presiding reviewed the accomplishments of the organization during the past year to the More than 40 members and guests presenta a. A. I Mensch stated that the body seed rn.-1 ties j for a number cd j ears i of Jav famine along the following i has purchased la 500 game and fish lines Eye examination fittings and maps of the Smethport area of glasses hearing aids false Teeth a those purchased 10 500 have already at impressive ceremonies tuesday orto i and other dental care tonsil opera been sold to local business places tons and other surgical needs fresh for distribution to tourists. The eggs and milk and vegetables for maps also contain a description of rheumatic fever patients vitamins Many of the various industries of for Vitamin deficiency cases sum-1 crating in the Section the new Home of the Grange is tile survivors besides to wire. Include Camps for mothers and Chil the chamber of Commerce pro re ult of la years of planning to a s shot Middletown pa., j a hospitalization for unmarried Mold the emergency Street lighting activities for year reviewed by Monsch during meeting five new directors Harold j. Lee f j. Quirk r w. Herzog. Kevin b Ogilvie and w e. Kerr were elected at the annual meeting of the Smethport chamber of Columella e held j budget for the 1949-50 fiscal year tuesday evening at the colonial j l esl mated at $81,000,000, the $21. 000.000 difference Between tile amount to be sought and lot Bud evening. Norwich Grange no. 2018, or. German was a member of the masonic Lodge of Olean the could ple of the shrine. Erie and the i Crosby dedicated its Nch a. Smethport country club. Built from the remains of two army he was married to Maude Thomas Barracks my based some it Nemo. I in mph Rita on january 12, lain have a meeting place of its of n. Deputy Elias Smith of East Bret poit substituting for state Grange master Sharp Fullerton of and Ronald of special re Quot a a a mothers and Many Oiler Brothers David of Philadelphia and Ani la Bdl leu. A a a a colonel Miller stated that soon the the fire discovered by a passing Altoona who was unable to attend Motorist had made such headway because of illness in his family was when detected that no Cai for assistance was issued to area fire departments. Origin of the Blaze which broke out shortly after 5 o clock and mrs Cora Byers 71. For 40 years a resident of Hazelhurst and Mother of mrs. Margaret Dickerson of Smethport died at the Mansfield general Hospital Mansfield Ohio. Thursday afternoon after being in poor health for two years. Mrs. Byers born in North Bloomfield a. In july. 1887, a left Hazelhurst about la months ago to reside with another daughter mrs. Stan lev Horn of Belleville Ohio. Her husband. Glen Byers died in 1946 mrs. Byers was a member of the Hazelhurst methodist Church and the american legion auxiliary of it. Jewett. Services in her memory were held at the Hazelhurst methodist Church at 2 30 p. In. With the Rev. Raymond Hurst pastor officiating burial was in it. Nebo cemetery it. Jewett. Survivors besides mrs Dickerson and mrs. Horn include another daughter. Mrs. Bessie Johnson of Erie and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. In charge of Hie impressive dedication ceremony. Howard of Harrison n a and four grandchildren. Among those from out of town who attended the services were Howard m German. East Orange n j. David l. German of Philadel personnel of the local service unit committees will be announced by Captain w. Eldred Churchill. Western Pennsylvania divisional service unit Secretary who is organizing phia or and mrs. Harold German direct inn a to la to to Extension Frederick Heinlein of Smethport Middletown a Nellie t Brady was acting dedicating master and the Rev John h Bailey Pator of the mrs. Oviatt was born february quickly levelled the two Story dwell-26, 1858, the daughter of Augustus my. Was undetermined. And Judith Day who Early settlers j the Mother Ana four of the Young a acting dedicating overseer in Farmers Valley she was at the is children were in the Home at the time of her death residing in the j time and escaped without injury old Homestead which was Purcha de or Weaner is employed As a by her father when she was a Little Criller on Tidewater Oil company Emporium or and mrs. Webb Hopper Buffalo or and mrs. F r program. The Artyv intends to have in this county other similar service units program during the main St paving program in the summer of 1948 and was to the forefront when the Street was dedicated in Hie fall according to the s report. Hie body instituted the Christmas lighting program in the business Section last year and has made several efforts to induce new industries to locate in Smethport according to or Monsch. Four officials of the Sylvania Geary needs will be made up largely from remaining wartime Campaign oversubscription. Or Harriman has appointed eleven Campaign vice chairmen to Assi it in the drive. Thee Rice chairmen said or Harriman represent one of the most outstanding Campaign committees Ever assembled for .4 humanitarian cause. Each of them has been identified for Many year with Public service. Their readlne.,. To share in the 1949 red Cross Campaign tasks will be received on Ever y Side with enthusiasm and gratitude. The entire Campaign is conducted Witt Volunteer workers. Many thousands of Public spirited citizen cheerfully contribute their time and Effort in this nation wide Appeal. It is the annual Appeal to All of us to support what is probably the greatest humanitarian organization in the world. it�?T1 a organized at Eldred. It. Jewett and j corporation of Emporium addressed j to Welty 0l3illzcs for mental health Bert Espy Brookville or and mrs jurors drawn for criminal Yourl session will open Here february 28 a panel of jurors for tile february term of Mckean county criminal court to open Here monday feb 28, it to am., has been drawn by jury commissioners Mabela. Beatty and Frank Cantwell. Arca and local residents picked for grand jury duty Are Jane Ball and Marian fizzled both of Smethport Raymond Bailey of Bel Ilia. And Deema Burt of Cyclone. Among the 52 persons chosen for Petit jury services Are the following from town and area Robert a. Digel and Lauren mix both of Smethport Emmett Oviatt of r. D. 3, Esther Flickinger of Clermont Clara Weaver of Cyclone Braman Hyde and David Tanner both of East Smethport Joe Howard of Gifford. Girl. Mrs. Oviatt was the granddaughter of the late Joseph Otto w of settled in Farmers Valley in 1807 and purchased land and built a log Cabin when the country was nothing but wilderness. Or. Otto s father was a Man of Means but lost his Fortune during the revolutionary War. Or Otto was. During his lifetime very prominent in business Circle of this area having been the first a opiate judge of Mckean county holing that office for a period of sixteen years also in 1813 lie was Tim first Justice of the of the county and in 1818 was elected treasurer of my veam and Potter counties while holding this office he made a trip annually on horseback to Philadelphia in the interest of hts office. Otto township was named after his son Albert Otto who was a Surveyor. Mrs. Oviatt was married to John l. Oviatt in 1878 at Smethport who predeceased Lier in 1918. His Parent s Homestead still stands in East Smethport and is now occupied by mrs. Hazel Dibble. At one time practically the entire site of fast Smethport belonged to or. Oviatt tile deceased was a Mcm Bei of St. Luke a episcopal Church Smethport and the Valley Garden club. She is survived by three sons Emmett of Farmers Valley Benjamin and h. Burt of Smethport four daughters. Mrs. Ruth Connei and mrs. W. F. Ross of Farmers Valley mrs. J. Arthur Miller Fullerton Calif and mrs. David t. Murray Kenmore. N. Y., and one sister airs. Elizabeth Sauer of Erie eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Keating Grange meeting Keating Grange will meet tuesday evening feb. 22, at 8 of clock at the East Smethport schoolhouse. A covered dish supper will be served after the meeting. Properties in the Bingham area. The Bradford salvation army and american legion Are attempting to secure clothing for the children. The Mother wears a 38 to 40 dress while the lather takes a 37 suit and a in shirt. Both or. Heinie in and the Rev. I John Mcmillin and mrs Gordon or Bailey Are a t masters of nor Hopkins of Bradford h m Swan wich Grange son Henry e Hall William m Altai bearers All past masters of Pelton and j. Edgar Pelton. All of1, port Allegany. Funeral services held in Olean for Fannie Kerr funeral services for miss Fannie Kerr Olean who died tuesday. Fob 7, were held thursday afternoon at the prosperous Grange were or. Heinlein. The Rev or. Bailey Herbert Pettinati and Harry Mcdade the Flag bearer was Earl Grin old of the finance committee. Others taking part in the ceremony which a1 was the Occa Ion of the Lith anniversary of the order included mater Robert Pokar. Overseer Ben Benson. Lecturer Gertrude Green Stewart Donald compacting Gate keeper George Winslow acting Secretary Minnie Grinolds. Treasurer Norma Petty Nati a staid Stewart Helen lath Poklar. Sadie Zeta irk. Jennie Benson pea11 Conley and Sara Sweet Apple. 2 o clock from an Olean funeral rep. A t int fad Steward Rose Home. The Rev. A. H. Niche it a pastor of the first presbyterian churl of alias any. Officiated. Pallbearers were William Hal Penny William e. Kerr. Thomas Moulton and William o. Halpenny. All of Smethport. A ---4 Hazelhurst couple observe anniversary or. And mrs. Guy Raught celebrated their 35th wedding a Universal y at their Home in Hazelhurst recently. Nine of tile eleven children of the couple were present. Coffee and cake were served to the 28 guests and the Large number of local residents who attended. A three tiered cake adorned the Center table. Musical entertainment was presented. Labor election ordered at Quaker state Plant the National labor relations Board has ordered an election to determine the bargaining agent for employees at the Mckean Plant of the Quaker state Oil refining corp. At Farmers Valley. Olean and or and mrs let on he j Liker and mrs. John Dolan of Emporium. John a. Rice 82, of Lory Villa Dies of retired Farmer will be buried today John a. Rice 82, retired Cory Ville Farmer died monday at the Home of his son Gilbert Rice in Vandalia n. Born in Coryville nov. 26. 1866, among to e who addressed the or Rice lived there until last oc-106 grangers and 45 guests j Tober when he went to live with his were Allut tile past masters m. C. Son in Vandalia. Steward of Homer City a member i funeral services will be held at of the Tate executive committee the Home of a son Nelson Rice in of flip Grange Deputy of j Mccon Coryville this thursday afternoon Nell it Coudersport and a t to at 2 of clock with the Rev Lawrence i non a master i c Mcelry Atso of o. Thayer of Smethport officiating Coudret port. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Following the lengthy ceremony i survivors include another Sam and meeting luncheon a served Glen of Smethport one brother by u committee composed of Pearl William of port Allegany and nine Conley Cadie /.ctwick, Loda my grandchildren. Dade Sara Vert Apple. Gertrude Green and Norma Pettinati. Special services at tile birthday cake was presented in m a by mrs. Margaret Shaeffer of chs a red m. A. Chun la ter City. The Christian and missionary Alliance Church of Smethport announces it will hold special services beginning siriday feb. 21st. Or. George b. Zink will be speaking for both the sunday morning and evening services. Beginning monday evening at 7 30 p. In. Through sunday feb. 27, Rev. Claude Dallier of Bradford will be speaking. Rev. Bainer is pastor of the Chirstian and missionary Alliance Church in Bradford and will bring stirring messages from god. There will be no saturday evening service. You Are invited to attend. The membership. They were Charles Shell Ray Hart Ling Herman Mel Zer and Herbert Lamb All of whom were introduced by r. W. Herzog i local industrialist. I it a announced that a directors meeting would be held in March. A 7 of clock Turkey dinner preceded i the business be Don of the meeting John b. Limiter Dies at Sarver a. Farmers Valley woman husband of former word has been received in Farmers Valley of the death of John b. Ruder 67. Tarentum merchant and Community Leader at his Home near aviation u til meet on tuesday. Sarver. Pa., on january 29. March 1st. In Lead of february 22. Or Rudert a son in Law of or the speaker will be a. Henry sup ered mrs. Win. Fox of Farmers Val Vij eng principal of the Bradford Ley had operated a hardware store Tovell hip schools his subject will in Tarentum for 40 years. J by Honie work Quot he was an Active member of the the change in Date. Was made presbyterian Church a member of ntces3bry because a basketball game the Allegheny Valley business As had been scheduled for the evening Smethport fat changes meeting Date to mar. I the Smethport Parent teacher Riemond Johnson graduated saturday Richmond Johnson son of or and mrs. Albert w. Johnson was a member of the graduating class of the Wharton school of finance of the University of Pennsylvania on saturday feb. 12. He received the degree of Bachelor of science. Or. And mrs. Johnson attended the commencement exercises and win in in Philadelphia were guests of or and mrs. Leslie Smith. Leheny Valley Hospital and was a former member of the kiwanis cub. He is survived by his Wile Emma Fox Rudert one daughter Pearl at Home a son. Stanley of Breckenridge two grandsons two Brothel Paul g. Of it Lebanon and Edward l. Of Saxonburg and two listers mrs William Bachman of sax ii big and mrs. Hairy Oshagan of Butler. Or Rudert had often visited heir funeral services were held Jan. 31st at a funeral Home in Tarentum with burial at a Breckenridge cemetery. On Mihi Tehrani an Ruise Marion a Greenawalt quartermaster first class Uhn husband of mrs. Mathilda Greenawalt of 402 main St., Smethport is currently making a cruise of Mediterranean ports while serving aboard the destroyer uss Everett f. Larson with the sixth task Force under the command of Admiral Richard l. Conolly. Leave is granted to the Crew of the Larson whenever possible to afford them the Opportunity i of feb. 22. Iii the gym e. R. Gai i up confirmed As Justice of Iii peace according to an associated press dispatch from Harrisburg monday night Earl r Gallup prominent Smethport citizen lies been confirmed As jul Hee of the peace in Smethport. He succeeds of Oise Beatty who resigned. County s liquor sales total $1,070,503 ii 1948 Mckean county s state stores sold $1,070,503 Worth of liquor during 1948, Hie liquor control Board announced monday in an associated press dispatch from Harrisburg. Parents of daughter or and or la Taay Hendrickson of Cyclone Are the Parent of a daughter born at i to Kane Community Hospital thursday afternoon. The maternal grandparents of the child Are or. And mrs. Rus i r. Uritus will speak at meeting sunday an organization meeting will be held at the current events club House 31 w. Corydon St., Bradford on sunday feb. 29, at 3 of clock. The purpose of this organization which will be formed and incorporated at this meeting is to secure a trained social worker and eventually a mental health clinic for Mckean county. Or. Uritus psychiatrist of Warren state Hospital will be the guest speaker of the afternoon. Mckean county Uke the rest of America has its share of husband wife troubles Parent child troubles and troubles that come like stabs in the dark deaths failures and accidents. And further quoting from an article appearing in the october Issue of the woman a Home companion. A it has its share of people for whom life has gone sour and its share of but Mckern county will not wring its hands it intends to help its people up from the menial and emotional sloughs helping them stand solidly on their own to o feet again. The meeting is open to the Public and All who Are interested Are urged to be present. To visit european and african cities. I sell Johnson. Chapter will observe washing Tun s birthday Mckean chapter. Daughters of the american revolution will observe Washington a birthday with a covered dish dinner and program at the Home of mrs. E. G Potter Ltd tuesday evening. February Twenty second. At 6.30 of clock. The committee is mrs. Of e. Bouton mrs h. G. German miss Martha Colegrove mrs. Victor Mai by and mrs. Eugenia Jerreu

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