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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 24, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand 7c a Vii a i a a a a i All the news of copies. I tilled in h temp area your county seat Mckean volume 73 a in r a pc x Democrat a Al established 1179 smut import pa., thursday i he Ruaro 21, Iii i Tammui tar tear no. 8judge Hubbard passes sentences on guilty Peasall Day session held in court House on weds Day Irvin j. Westfall 32-year-old Keating township farmhand plead guilty to a charge of prison breach before judge Charles o. Hubbard in Mckean county court Here on wed Nedya of last week and was sentenced to serve six months in the Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh on the count. Tile balance of a one year term which the defendant was serving in the Mckean county jail on an aggravated assault and Battery charge at the time of ills escape on Jan. 18 will be completed in the Penitentiary. The original sentence expires on july 21. 19-19. Westfall a trusty at the jail when he escaped told the court that the reason for his action was because a the time was going too other guilty pleas entered wednesday included that of Clarence Morrison of Eldred on a larceny charge Morrison was sentenced to serve from one to three years in the Penitentiary costs and make restitution. In another larceny plea of guilty Anthony Purpura of Jamestown was Given live to ten months in the county jail ordered to make restitution. And the costs of prosecution. During the Day Long court session three men living in the Vicinity of Eldred were placed on probation by judge Hubbard after entering guilty pleas on larceny charges. The men James pen Worth. Theodore Baker and Isaac Travis were also ordered to costs and make restitution. Pour residents of the county pled guilty to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and were sentenced to serve one month in tile county jail costs and each was fined $200 00. Those pleading to the charge were Joseph Niklas of James City Floyd Anderson of Clermont f j. Mcfarland of Bradford and Dorr Graves of i. Jewett. Other guilty pleas entered before judge Hubbard included two on fraudulent Check writing counts. Tile defendants Martin j. Bailey of Bradford and Dale Weiroch of Johnsonburg. Were placed on probation until january 1951. Costs were also assessed against the two men. Bailey also Wax ordered to $85 a month for the it support of minor children in a desertion and non support order handed Dow n i rom the Urich. In an outlier desertion and non Suu Piort Case Frank Vecellio of Bradford was ordered to $42 50 each Day at Mission services held last sunday founders Day was celebrated at the local evangelical Mission Church on Pine St. Last sunday. The pastor the Rev. Kenneth a Berlin led the congregation in this service with a message a these walked by the choir Sang a i will extol thee and a a god a mighty some of the men of the congregation helped in the service among them. Seth Norman who spoke on tile topic a How can tile men of the Church help our boys to Dud Tian life and service Quot Fred a list rom spoke on the topic a Why is youth the Best time for Christian life and service Quot the local congregation was organized in october 1893, while the National organization of the evangelical Mission covenant Church of which tile local Church is connected through the local Middle East conference was organized on feb. 20, 1885. Today the work of the Mission Church is scattered throughout the United states and Canada and in foul Mission Fields in different parts of the world. Son born a son was born thursday feb. 17. To or. And mrs Herbert Nuss Bautin of Clermont. Oxygen for Olympia. Ainoi or aloft Rayond i Toek intr do of thin flying twee hone. Olympia a pm tack Derby entry a hmm having an oxygen hag adjusted on i head before taking off from Miami to California. Olympia Aiea Between the Danny a Talca competing at Hialeah and Santa Anita. Trainer Ivan Parke la a Bown at the left and an airline attendant at the guard unit for it. Alton port killed out or. Legion auxiliary the Junior american legion auxiliary will meet at the legion Home it 7 of clock monday evening will organize military engineering unit at nearby Airport establishment of a Pennsylvania National guard air Wing at the Bradford Mckean county Airport at it Alton in the near future has been ruled out by general Frank Weber adjutant general of the Commonwealth says Israel Starsky in his column a spotlighting Mckean appearing in tile Bradford Era. Starsky continues assemblyman Albert w. Johnson brought this word Back from Harrisburg. However a military engineering and construction unit is slated for organization at the Field Weber told Johnson and senator James Berger of Coudersport. Tile proposed engineering outfit will be equipped with bulldozers graders Snow removal apparatus Etc. Tile rapid strides made in the development of Jet propulsion aircraft have out Moded such Airport developments As the Field at it. Alton making necessary the lengthening of existing runways to accommodate the High Speed fighters and bombers put into production since the end of the War. Once established tile new National guard Union group will undoubtedly undertake a construction program at the Airport As a part of their training. Although the abandonment of the air Wing project is a heavy blow to such aviation stalwarts As Nick scallion of Colegrove who was to the forefront in pushing the county guard unit the contemplated outfit will have Light planes available for training purposes. Additional Federal funds for construction at the Field will be forthcoming it was program will open National red toss drive president Truman will make annual plea on february 28 on february 28tht from 9 30 to to p. In est. The full facilities of the american broadcasting company will carry the american red Cross fund a kick off Quot radio program from Chicago and Washington general Eisenhower will speak on the red Cross for eight to ten minutes. Miss Helen Hayes movie Star Jimmy Stewart who will be the master of ceremonies and supporting actors will be featured in an especially written narrative tone put pm. Red Cross president Basil o Connor will introduce president Truman who will give his annual red Cross a kick off Quot message. The other three major networks will join Abc in carrying the introduction by or. Of Connor and president Truman a message it is hoped you will make a note of this Date and tune in on the program. Your local red Cross chapter is a part of this great National organization and must count on your support in the fund drive which will be conducted locally during the week beginning March 7th the midwestern and Pacific Snow storm areas Are disaster regions of first importance now the National red Cross is pushing its emergency assistance program to the utmost $370,000 has been allocated to this area As of february 3 More than 24,000 persons had been Given food shelter medical Aid Etc. Residents of Nebraska and South Dakota victims of five successor blizzards in january received the greatest red Cross assistance. Other states receiving Aid include Arkansas North Dakota Oklahoma. Colorado and Texas. Emergency supplies were being flown to 2,000 passengers marooned in 17 stalled trains throughout the Snow covered area the red Cross has used chartered planes to Fly 2.471 mercy missions in Nebraska since Early january when the storms began. Complete statistics covering the red Cross operation in disaster Relief will not be available for some time since scores of chapters Are still too heavily engaged in emergency Relief efforts to provide full reports of their activities your contribution to your local chapter is the primary source of funds used by the National red crass in aiding those who Are in tile disaster stricken areas. Join tile red Cross when the Volunteer worker Calls in of Girch. Defrosted sidewalk. Heated Roll of wrote i Iron embedded in the pavement keep i 100-foot-Long sidewalk in front of new Yorkus famous 21 c Lub warm enough to melt the Snow a it Falls and prevent ice from forming. A pump Force hot water through the coils. Antl freeze in the water prevent freezing when system is not in use. A flick of a Witch does the . Greeley funeral service swell known lady of r d. I died thursday three alarms keep firemen Busy a Brush fire Back of tile Home of mrs. John Karlen on Green St. Last Friday morning shortly before noon brought out the fire department. No damage was reported. Again monday morning at 11 30 a. In. The fire laddies were called to extinguish a Brush fire on the Bast Valley Road about one mile cast of East Smethport with no damage reported. On tuesday evening at 10 30 the fire laddies were called to the Snow de son filling station on East main St. Where gasoline used in cleaning the floor ignited suddenly. The flames were extinguished by one of the owners Rudy Snow before the arrival of the fire Post will rack Junior baseball team members of Bucktail Post no. 138, at their meeting held monday night in the Post Home voted to sponsor a Junior baseball team in the american legion Junior league in 1949 the move is in conformity with the organizations program to Aid the youth of the Community. Other action taken at the business meeting included the admission of Richard Hyde into membership and the awarding of a legion Cap to Ernest Erickson. Mrs. Emma e. Greeley 73. Of Smethport r. D. I died in the port Allegany Community Hospital last thursday morning at 8 o clock. She had been admitted to the Hospital the Day before. Born in Roulette on Jan. 2. 187, Emma maim was married to William Greeley on july 2, 1892 in Olean. N. Y. The couple moved to this area shortly after their marriage and have resided Here since. Besides her husband two daughters mrs. George Butterfield Baltimore. Myand mrs. Beatrice Fleer of Princeton n. J., survive. Funeral services in Lier memory were held sunday afternoon at 2 of clock at the Colegrove methodist Church. The Rev. H. Bailey pastor officiated. Burial was in the Norwich cemetery with the following pall bearers Gordon Coleman Raymond comes James Grossman Howard Boyer Alfred Gallup and Peter scouts annual Gold and Blue banquet the annual Gold and Blue banquet for cub scouts will be held at the Smethport school cafeteria at 6 of clock monday evening. The Den mothers mrs. Seth Digel mrs c. Alderfer mrs Fred my hitch mrs. Alex Mckay and mrs. Lauren mix Are in charge of seize vending machines in raids Friday machine s on premises in violation of Penna. Drug act state county and local police authorities Friday i it cd 18 county establishments and confiscated vending machines on the premises which were said in violation of the Pennsylvania drug act. Two hotels and seven tavern in Bradford were found in Possession of these machines. Other machines were located in Kane. It. Jewett Hazelhurst and in Bradford Corydon and Wetmore townships. Taking part in Hie drive Friday were members to tile state police from Hie Kane Dubois and Tionesta Barracks. Sheriff William Reese and county detective Merle Dickinson and Bradford police. According to information no information for arrests have let Een filed yet and consequently names of the locations Are not available penalties for such a violation it was announced Range from $5<k� line to a year in jail or both. I Vestiga j Hon of the violations Are timing continued through the office of Claude Shattuck District saved As fire destroys barn near port a lantern overturned by a kick-1 my horse a. Blamed for starting a fire that completely levelled a barn belonging to Harold Anderson on conies Cleck about two Miles South of port Allegany about 7 o clock sunday evening. Damage to the building and contents including a Large Quantity of Hay was estimated at $5,000 by big Anderson Chiel of tire port Allegany fire department. Several animals kept in tile barn escaped without daily Fields stain at i. A lion port United airlines agent tells Eldred rotarians of Progress mad four local students will attend band festival the Smethport High school band will Send four members to participate in the Central District band festival which will be held at Jersey Shore on March 24, 25 and 28. According to Charles Partchey supervisor of instrumental music in tile Smethport schools. Chosen to appear with tile Central District group hic Vivian Kirsch Cornet Jean Halpenny saxophone and Marguerite Stark and Delores Witter local pupils Iii Central District chorus five Smethport senior High school students have been chosen to participate in the Central District chorus festival at Centre Hall pa., on March 3. 4 and 5. N icy Are Dorothy Jean a lick first Soprano Dolores Witter second Soprano Ronnie Johnson second Bass and Bob Digel and Ralphi Brace second Bass. These pupils have been rehearsing two evenings a week in preparation for the festival Joseph pitch station manager of United airlines at the it. Alton Airport told members of the Eldred rotary club monday night that eight scheduled airline rights would be in operation each Day from the Field by August. Or. Fitch principal speaker at the weekly meeting of the Eldred service club said that his company i anticipated operating four flights East West daily while All american j airlines Hopes to conduct an equal number of North South operations. In the Points of his address. Or Fitch pointed out tile rapid strides made by american commercial aviation within the past few years. The speaker also said that he expected that the communications building at the nearby air sort would be completed by late summer. Landing lights ate also expected to be installed by that time. Added the j airline representative c w Lillibridge was a guest it i the services at methodist i Hun i survives w ill in held wednesday evenings the Rev. E j. Burton has announced the programs for special lenten services to be held in the Smethport methodist Church. A in ii services will be held Cadi wednesday evening during Lent starting Ash wednesday March 2. And ending april 6. The theme for the meetings is Quot tile Saviour of the Margaret Maenhout will direct tile Chon and Charles Partchey will be the organist for the meetings which will be Beld in the Church Sanctuary at 7 30 of clock. Following is the program Asli wednesday a the revealed of god Quot choir a to son of god incarnate Quot Mardi 9 a tile teacher of i choir a thou Art the Way tile truth the March 16 a Hie example to Man Quot. Choir a what Grace o Dud and Beauty March 23 a the companion of the choir a Jesus is i March 30 a head of tile choir a a the churches one april to Quot the Saviour of the choir a on the Public is cordially invited to attend these services. Announce Marri age mrs. Russell a Gas of Lantz Corners announces the marriage of Lier daughter Erouise to Arnold Horton of Seattle Wash. The wedding took place feb. 12th at san Diego Calif. Mrs. Horton is a sister of William Aggas of . G. Alderfer Heads mental Hygiene ass officers named at meeting held sunday in Bradford mrs. C. Alderfer of Smethport was elected president of Ute newly organized mental Hygiene association of Mckean county sunday afternoon at a meeting held in the current events club House in Bradford. Other officers Are the Rev. W s. Nun vicar of St. John s Church Kane and St Margaret a Church it. Jewett As vice president and William j. Reilly of Bradford As Secretary treasurer. Or John Urt Mitil. Psychiatrist at Warren state Hospital was the main speaker at the meeting which was attended by More than too persons i rom Mckean county. Or. Urban Tusk informative talk was very interesting and traced the mental health movement from panel and or. Clifford Beers to the present time he also explained the setup of the Erie mental Hygiene clinic pointing out wherein Mckean county can so Benefit from such a clinic it was announced unit the mental Hygiene association for Mckean county will in no Way duplicate replace or compete with any of the existing agencies in the county. Among those in attendance at sundays meeting were educators lawyers. Nurses psychologists and laymen and everyone voiced Mieir opinions concerning the great need for this Type of an organization in the county. Attorney Robert b Apple Smethport attorney will prepare the papers for incorporation. An executive Board meeting will be held in it. Jewett on mar 4 at which time a Constitution and bylaws will be drawn Grange Mel tuesday night patriotic program presented by members mrs. Alan Ross had charge of a patriotic program presented at tile meeting of Keating Grange tuesday evening in the East Smethport consolidated schoolhouse included in tile presentation were two readings Quot making America i great and or. Deli ered respectively by mrs. June very j and mrs w. C. Burgle a recitation a Washington and his Hatchet a Given by Cleo Baker and a quiz a do you know your presidents a conducted by mrs. Ross. Warren Dickinson won a pie eating contest conducted As a part of the program. Other font instant who took part were Andrew Jacob j sen. Clair Prentice and Iten Ald Ross i a covered dish lunch was served at tile conclusion of tile business i meeting by h committee in charge j of or. And mrs. Richard Hyde a master Lawrence Haven president. Announced that a Public card party would be staged by Hie Orange i at the schoolhouse Friday evening j beginning at 8 Given family who lost Home major Felix Appleby of the Bradford salvation army has announced that at least 50 articles of furniture including Beds mattresses rugs and an electric washing machine have been made available to the Robert Wenner family whose Home at Bingham was completely destroyed by fire monday afternoon of last week. The wenners Ila pc moved into a residence near Smethport and tile latter part of the week another truck Load of furniture collected by tile Bradford Post 108, Mellean legion was new army Reserve groups planned in count Engineer aviation topographical unit planned for town Aki Whiz. Shirley Marc Allm the Florida Junior Waler ski Champion. Doc Tome famine warming up a Aho Cut a pretty in preparation for the opening of the imminent water All tournament grew on at Cypre Garden i Nevii Donnie it at 10-year i Roll in Meke an county Over 1,200 Register for jobs seasonal Slack reported c Ause unemployment registration with the Pennsylvania employment service in Mckean county Ila reached a ten year High. According to report nude by Arthur s Swanson of Kane county Malinger of the service. Or Swanson stated that the total registration in the county is now Over the 1,200 Mark it was pointed oui that the big increase in unemployment registrations was chiefly for seasonal work but that the decline of Oil Field operations was the largest single Factor. Decline in Oil Price along with Scarcity and High costs of materials hit Hie Oil Field Ala numerous Remote jobs have been virtually inaccessible As the result of Wood Road conditions. Also on tile list Are numerous persons who have been engaged in Wood cutting and logging. The stepped up army Reserve training program will include the organization of at least seven additional military units in Mckean county it has been revealed by Captain Enos a. Southwick Smethport recruiting officer of the Western Pennsylvania military District. Already in the process of formation Are five units in Bradford and one each in Smethport and ran As Mckean county begins Active participation in the a cold commanding officers have already been assigned to the newly organized groups according to the army spokesman and enlisted personnel is rapidly being recruited to fill the ranks. An unnamed Engineer aviation topographical unit to be commanded by Captain Richard Nourse will meet in Smethport according to Captain Southwick. Blu printed for Headquarters in Bradford Are the 2279th he and he co., infantry training regiment it col. Frank i. Seceniquia commanding 5th Engineer Petroleum distribution co., 1st. It. Samuel t Graham commanding 227th service training co., capt. Gerald c Buchanan commanding 472nd medical ambulance co., capt. Webster Erickson commanding and 2213th signal base depot training co. No commanding officer Sui yet assigned. In Kane the 932nd bomb Disopa i Squadron is organising under the command of capt. Webster Wester Burg an intensified trial no program including possible service in scheduled Maneu vers has been mapped out for the new army organization in the Fust Vijh served Oyster supper a Large attendance was Niqi Ortch it an Oyster supper served at the legion Home tuesday evening Given by Bucktail Post 138 tuesday night. Or. William Murray was chairman of Hie committee and was assisted by Donald Thomas and Robert slum As a decided Success fast Smethport ladies flan it a n Early affair the Hobby show held last week at tile e u b. Church in East Smethport was very Well attended and All report a Fine display of hobble. Among Tho p presented were a doll House Novelty hoes buttons vase., Salt and Pepper shakers Model Chis and air planes hand painted dishes and Oil paintings handkerchiefs fancy work handmade jewelry Hells and Shell jewelry and other tile committee who arranged for tile show was comprised of mrs Ermie Stilson or Dana Nayes and it Glen Button. Cookie., and Coffee were served to All who attended. It is planned to make the Hobby show an annual affair and to have the display on View lot a longer period of time next year Many people who would have liked to attend were unable to do so on that one afternoon. Gerald Elwick Heads scout Appeal in c Rushy Hie Erik lick Council boy scout Appeal will get underway in Crosby this week under the chairmanship of Cero id c. Be Fuiek. Members of tile Seoul troop committee assisting or. Zetwick Are William Shirey Herbert Pettinati Ben Benson and Hugh pet tent to and Robert Poklar scoutmaster. This troop is sponsored by the Norwich Grange. World Day of Flayer Observance Mardi 4 world Day of prayer will be observed Friday evening March 4, at 7 30 of clock it am Val ins lutheran Church. Faical churches participating Are the Ansgarius lutheran Smethport methodist St. Luke a episcopal and the Crosby and Betula methodist club w ill meet tonight sportsmen a group numbers about 115 Bucktail Trail sportsmen s club will meet tonight at 8 of clock at the Norwich Grange Hall in membership committee who have been very Active since their appointment a few weeks ago will report on new members who will number about 115. This committee consists of r o. Quot Jake Thomas Lyle Cook Robert Marsh and flank Oviatt. Hie fish committee Herbert pet tenant and Harold Taylor will be present with applications to be filled out for Federal fish to Stock Teal streams. Claude Kelsey game protector will demonstrate How to make Fox sets for trapping foxes. William Shirey game protector will also be present to organize teams for vermin control a movie will be shown by Lynn b. Rosenkrant of the District e Headquarters of Dubois. Following the meeting a refreshment committee will serve lunch. A father and son Day observed at rotary meet a father and son Day was observed by the local rotarians at their regular weekly meeting monday noon at the colonial hotel a moving picture Wras shown to the group which included 20 Youthful guests by Carl Johnson principal of the Smethport schools. The birthdays of c w. Lillibridge and Charles Partchey were celebrated by the membership. There were 32 rotarians present including e. A. Guenter and h. D. Redfield of the Eldred club and Leo Gould of fair a s. C. S. Will meet next Friday evening the february meeting the w. S. C. S. Will be held in the Harris class room on Friday evening at 8 of clock. Mrs. Clyde Ruoff is the devotional Leader and mrs. C. A Mciva lip will present the lesson on a Hawaii and its Circle ii will serve refreshments

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