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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Smethport, PennsylvaniaNewsstand 7c Quot Vari i. A it Rii if Al 8 Page coloured copies. I Ujj Juji of Mukul temp areas comic Section Mckean k Lumeta up in a Jio a it Democrat established ii Smethport pa., thursday january 13, 1949 terms Wai tar year no. 2 ii x it Borough budget lists�?T49 expenses at $109,799 county and Loral offices to be filled this year conductor Aud soloist at concert Quot ores pm a to a. Quot Jim Boro Council reduces a Bond rate from seven to four Mills Borough Council meeting in an adjourned session monday night formulated a budget that Calls for a four null reduction in the paving fund Bond millage rate. The tent age schedule reduces the Bond rate from seven to four Mills with the general fund millage to be maintained at eight. The budget for the coming year lists net expenditures at $109,799 80 j with $58,770 being consumed by the electric fund. General fund outlays Are estimated to Cost $39,204.50, interest on and redemption of paving Bonds $3,377.84 and Street maintenance. $8,447 46. Contemplated receipts for the electric fund Are expected to make possible a $24,000 Transfer surplus to the general fund. Final approval of the proposed budget is expected after Legal publication and time requirements Are met sometime next month. Council also reappointed James a Mccabe As chief of Klice. Seth Norman As superintendent of the electric department and Glen Man cer As assistant superintendent of the electric department. Present at the meeting were pres j Dent Glenn Raifsnyder and councilmen c. L. Burt Fred Heinlein. Milton Wright. Donald Peterson Fred Herriman and l. C. Robey or. And Burgess John a. Lindheim. Norwich loan Joe installs officers Robert in Oklar Heads nearby twp. Group Norwich Grange no. 2018 held a meeting monday evening at 8 o clock at their meeting place in Crosby. Officers for this year were installed by Deputy Elias Smith. Tile following were seated master Robert Poklar overseer Ben Benson Stewart Donald comes lecturer. Gertrude Green chaplain Sarah Sweetapple assistant Stewart Helen Lathrop treasurer. Norma Pettenati Secretary Herbert Pettenati gatekeeper. Marry Mcdade Pomona. Jennie Benson Ceres. Pearl Conley Flora Sadie Zetwick lady assistant Stewart Rose Poklar finance committee. George Winslow Earl Grinolds and Arnold Sweetapple. There were 29 members present. Deputy and mrs. Elias Smith and or. And mrs. John Peeler were guests from Keating Grange. Pail and Kenneth Raszmann and John Peeler entertained the group with several musical selections. Amel Vav. Sandeen county school official Dies funeral services were held wednesday afternoon in Bradford for Amel w. Sandeen. 75. The Rev. Paul h. Mckee pastor of the first presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was in Mckean memorial Park or. Sandeen Dean of Mckean county school directors had been a member of the Bradford township school District for 35 years and for to years was president of the Mckean county school directors association. He is survived by ills wife. Two sons and two daughters and two Sisters. Baptist Church Bible conference continues l. A. O Lau Hlin fleeced chief of fire dept. Others named at annual meeting held thursday night a a. Of Laughlin was elected chief of the Smethport fire department for the coming year at a meeting of the organization held thursday night in the Hose House. Or. Of Laughlin who has previously served several terms in the office succeeds r m. Dunn who declined renomination. Other officers elected include George Brown first assistant chief Howard Wright second assistant chief w l. Pierotti jr., third assistant chief Lauren mix fourth assistant chief Fred Heinlein. President Charles Megivern vice president w l. Pierotti sr., Secretary Guy Mccoy treasurer h. J. Lee trustee for three years and Alford Bush Admiral of the fire Fleet. President Heinlein named a z Hileman Charles Megivern and Howard Wright to the auditing committee Fred Biever l. A. Of laugh in and Harry Tarbox to the Park committee Israel Starsky Kenneth Chase and e. H. Botsford to the grievance committee Alford Bush to the finance committee and w. L. Pierotti jr., Gerard Eckert Jack Sinclair Myron Tessena and Howard of Connor to tire entertainment committee it was announced that those persons who had their blood typed on dec. 19 in a program sponsored by the department would receive Quot Type Quot cards within the next few Days. The annual banquet of the organization will be held on thursday feb. 3, it was reported. Primary election will be held sept. 13, general election nov. 8 local pastor rotary speaker sees rotary motto As cure of world ills a Check of election records at the court House reveals that Mckean county offices to be filled in 1949 include a county treasurer a county controller and two jury commissioners. All sub divisions in the county will nominate and elect candidates for a number of jobs in this municipal election year the primary election will be held september 13 and the general election will be november 8 treasurer r. E Youngquist of Kane is legally ineligible to succeed himself and no appointment has been made by governor Duff to the Controllership Post since the flee j torte voted to establish the office in the 1947 primary. Tile present jury commissioners Are mrs Mabel a Beatty and Frank Cantwell of Bradford. Bradford City voters will choose three councilmen two school Direc-1 tors and six constables while Kane Borough will elect a Burgess four councilmen four constables two school directors an auditor and e tax collector. Eldred Lewis run it Jewett. Port Allegany and Smethport Bor-1 ought will each select a burgers four councilmen two school directors. A tax collector an auditor and a Constable. A Justice of the peace also will be selected by the boroughs of it Jewett and port Allegany respectively. The 15 townships in the county will elect two school directors a supervisor an auditor an assessor. A tax collector and a Constable with justices to be named in Annin. Ceres. Corydon. Foster. Hamilton Lafayette. Liberty Norwich sergeant and Wetmore townships respective a residents of the county eligible to Register who have not done so May comply with the registration Law by appearing at the Mckean county commissioners office from now until july 23. Petitions for the primary May be circulated after june 24 and must be tiled by july 23. Smethport High school will be Host to District musicians Bernard Marnir Kerti tile Rev. C. O. Thunberg of port Allegany pastor of Ansgarius lutheran Church. Smethport advised members of the Smethport rotary club at their weekly meeting monday noon at the colonial hotel that Quot the salvation of the world lies in prayer and religious the port Allegany minister principal speaker at the meeting which was attended by 30 persons stated that War had proven to be a failure in achieving peace and that Universal adoption of the rotary motto Quot service above would achieve the desired Aims of peace Loving people everywhere. Rotarian guests present included James h. Estherwood of port Allegany and Earl Mclaughlin and h d Redfield both of Eldred. President Leonard b Johnson presided. The two week Bible conference which is being held at the Baptist Church will continue through the week to sunday evening Jan. 16. Rev. C. H. Gray. Bible teacher and evangelist has been speaking each evening on different Bible subjects. The subjects on which he will speak Iii the concluding services Are As follows tonight Quot when a Christian sins Quot Friday Quot can a truly born again child of god be lost Quot sunday la a. is Jesus 7 30 p. In a a seeing the people of the Community Are invited to attend the Bible conference. Scout Council annual meeting banquet Jan. 29 the annual business meeting and banquet of the Elk lick Council boy scouts of America serving boys in Mckean Potter and Cameron counties will be held at the Sylvania cafeteria. Emporium at 5 p. In saturday Jan. 29 tile principal speaker will be Judson g. Jusell Deputy regional scout executive of this area. This activity will be of special interest to registered Scouters and parents of scouts but All persons who Are interested in boys Are urged to attend. Tickets May be purchased from the various District chairmen or directly from the scout office at 61 main St., Bradford. Reservations must be made prior to Jan. 20. Fasl Smethport meeting c. Vav Lillibridge guest speaker c. W Lillibridge. Retired superintendent of Mckean county schools. Was guest speaker at a meeting held monday evening of last week of the East Smethport Parent teacher association. Or. Lillibridge in his talk urged members to adopt a policy of conservation of natural resources to preserve the nation. John Biery supervising principal of the Keating twp schools presented two moving picture films one of which was descriptive of Switzerland. Vocal solos were Sung by mrs. Laverne Stewart and Neil Douglas. Two readings were delivered by mrs. Alan Ross and mrs. Stewart played two piano solos during the program it was announced by president Frank Newhouse that the next meeting would be held february 7. A covered dish supper was served at 6 30 of clock preceding the business meeting. The executive committee and the teachers acted on the committee in charge of arrangements. Country Chih officers decide on new Bizil Iii Quot r new club House 48x60 feet will replace one destroyed by fire at a meeting of the officers and directors of the Smethport country i club held wednesday evening of j last week. The Board authorized the construction of a club House to re j place the one destroyed by tire Early on the morning of december 6 the Tost of the new building is estimated at $25,000 tentative plans presented Call for. A one Story Structure with basement to be erected on a new site. Which will afford members a View of the entire course construction is scheduled to begin on or before april i a with completion Date set for july i. The main floor of the new building. 48 by 60, will contain the club rooms and the basement will House the pro shop and locker room. Plans have also been made to erect a temporary clubhouse on the site of the destroyed building with occupancy scheduled for the opening of the approaching Golf season. Chosen to serve on the building committee were James Mcelhattan and Alex Mckay with other members to be chosen later. A die committee has to Days to make final building plans. Other action taken by the directors included the reappointment of Burke a pro manager. Those present at the meeting included h i Redfield president Robert a Digel c l. Burt Robert Apple Joseph p Willson j i. Megivern James Mcelhattan. Alex Mckay and tile Secretary. A z. Hile Man. Rivka Mandelkern sheriff in. Reese releases me Kean co. Jail statistics Twenty two More prisoners received Iii 1918 than in 1947 crime is on the increase in Mckean county it was indicated yesterday when sheriff William m Reese released Mckean county prison statistics for 1948 the total number of prisoners received jumped from 242 in 1947 to 24 last year with time served averaging 18 27 against 28 30 Davs in 1948 both years showed a heavy increase Over 1944. The first year of sheriff Reese s tenure when 178 prisoners served 2850 Days an aver motor Chih asks delay in Gas tax w increase now directors of county club held meeting in port Allegany directors of the Mckean county motor club at a meeting Field in port Allegany thursday took unanimous action in asking through the Pennsylvania motor federation that no increase in the gasoline tax be enacted until a Complete Survey of the present Highway system be made the directors went on record to notify tile Pennsylvania motor federation that relative to governor Duff s proposal on gasoline taxes the two following recommendations tie made i. The legislature be urged to kist one any increase in the present rate of gasoline tax. Until a Complete Survey of the Pennsylvania Highway system is made and that such a Survey be made by an Independent and impartial Agency to include examination of the Highway maintenance and facilities of the comparable Economy of the various materials now timing used of the actual need for immediate future improvements based upon and consistent with the urgency and needs of the various communities expecting benefits from Highway fund expenditures. Of present construction Ber haul Mandelkern will be Illust conductor at concert to be liven Iii Smethport High school auditorium saturday night at 8 of clock last evening Smethport started playing the role of Host to Young High school musicians who will take part in the Central District orchestra festival being held at the local High school auditorium saturday j evening the site a chosen several annual meet Iii Quot of is. Luke s Parish monday evening age confinement of 16 i Days. In 1948 the daily average was 20 43, costs and the it of sible advisability of the greatest number of inmates in waiting it periods on some projects one Day was 27. And the lowest num j which might take advantage of Delict was 14, j dining building costs and other a breakdown of admissions during i Fedors which May be deemed and c Athold daughters dinner meeting Catholic daughters of America will hold a diviner meeting at Tho Odd Fellows Hall at 6 30 o clock thursday evening. Jan. 13. Mrs. Richard Raymond and her committee writ serve the dinner. Saturday last Day for 1948 dog licenses r. E. Youngquist county treasurer announced that dog owners have until january 15 to secure 1949 licenses. Or. Youngquist said that All dogs six or More months of age require tags and that owners face prosecution if new licenses Are not purchased by the Jan. 14 deadline. The licenses Are available at the county treasurers office in the court House. Daughter born in Kane or. And mrs. John Keller of Cole Grove Are parents of a daughter born saturday at the Kane Community Hospital. Tile lighting report Avell general meeting of c. Of a. February 15 the director of the Smethport chamber of Commerce held a dinner meeting at the colonial hotel tuesday night. It was announced at the monthly j meeting that $145 had been realized from donations from Smethport merchants which will defray the Cost of the Street Light decorations that were purchased by the body prior to the Christmas holidays. A general meeting of the organization w ill be held of feb 15, for \ which time a prominent speaker has Bern secured. Present at tuesday nights meeting Weir pre ident e. J. Monsch i treasurer e. A. Quirk Secretary h. J. Lee and directors Robert Cleveland. Frank b Fay and Thomas Sullivan. The year indicates that 21 Piersons were incarcerated on january i. There were 77 confinements ordered by aldermen and justices of the peace 72 held for investigation violation of parole escapees from other institutions etc., 58 held for trial and further hearing. 34 sentenced by the court including Bench warrants and two miscellaneous prisoners. During the period 58 gained their Freedom because of expiration of sentence 45 cases were discharged by aldermen and justices of the Peare. 35 were released by tile court 26 were paroled. 19 were transferred to other institutions. 18 were bailed out four paid fines and casts and were released and there were 42 discharged for miscellaneous reasons. Drunk and disorderly and disorderly conduct charges were the cause of 97 arrests 22 persons were arrested for contempt there were 19 fugitives from other states and counties there were la juvenile cases j and an equal number of persons charged with larceny of motor pc j hides including rating without knowledge of consent of the owner j to larceny cases 7 cases of assault and Battery aggravated assault and assault with intent to ravish 30 Drunken Drivers to desertion and funeral services for miss Julia a non support two cases of forgery j tie ton 93, who died at the Home of or. And mrs. Clair Belding in usable for the Benefit of the Highway users of the stat and As May be determined by such a Survey. 2. That the Pennsylvania motor federation lie asked to draw up an outline of the principal objectives which would make such a Survey effective Iii the interest of motorists in general and that this proposal be presented to the Pennsylvania legislature through the pm legislative committee j guest ski eakers at the meeting included j b Fisher president of the Kendall refining co. And Russel a Keck vice president in charge of sales with Kendall refining co Bolti presented the views of the Oil industries in opposition of the probed increase in gasoline taxes in the Commonwealth. Directors from Smethport present it the meeting were Hamlin d Redfield and Frank b Fay. Julia Tref Ion 93, Dic d Iii Olean funeral services were held tuesday morning 5 fraudulent Check cases 5 indecent exposure open lewdness etc., 2 arrests for murder and two for robbery. 4 surety of the Pease 2 confinements for violation of the uniform firearms act 5 tor violation of the vehicle code and 20 a Viscel j cemetery. I a Neon arrests. Pallbearers were a Olean on saturday were held in St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church tuesday morning at to of clock with the Rev for Urban s Barrett officiating. Burial was made in St. Elizabeth a e. Quirk. F. Financial reports liven and election / of officers held the annual meeting of St. Luke a episcopal Parish was held at the Parish House monday evening with the Rector the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb presiding and k a Morrison acting As Secretary. Miss Dot a Keenan reported for St. Mary s chapter daughters of the King. And the altar Guild memorial fund mrs Esther Burdick and miss Carriena Tello retried for St Priscilla a Guild and miss Dora Keenan for St Christopher s Guild the Rector had prayers in commemoration of mrs w e Van Dyke who had died during Tiv it Rar mrs e. O. Potter read mrs. C. E. In bergs Leport for the woman a auxiliary and miss Carrie Natello reported for the Church school. The treasurer. Redfield b Gillett gave the treasurer s report tor the year 1948, showing a grand total of Money handled during the year amounting to $13.510 95, the income from plate collections timing $1.190 39. From pledges $4,43625 and from interest $3.203 50 $5,963.73 was paid out for current expenses $1046.32 for special parochial expenses and j $2,234.91 for work outside tile Parish i missions Hie Rector retorted 5 baptisms 5 j marriages and la burials 183 Public celebrations of holy communion i 24 private for the sick and shut in i 84 other sunday services and 103 other week Days services a total of 394 service in the Parish during the year 1948, the total attendance being 8.678. Being 335 More than til 1947, and averaging 186 Lier week the number of communions made Iii 1948 was 3,822. Being 170 More than in 1947, and averaging 73 per week. The Rector reported 614 Calls made 215 Calls received 70 sermons preached by himself 153 meetings attended. 22 religious education classes taught 22 choir rehearsals conducted. 33 other instructions and 9 addressee Iii addition there were 63 services held at by. Matthews Church. Eldred and 38 at St. Joseph s Church. Port Allegany with a total attendance in those missions of 2,134, and total communions of 811, and 122 Calls made by him in the missions 8 meetings and 38 sermons preached by himself. The vestry was re elected Aud consists of Orlo j Hamlin Guy Mccoy Ralph e Burdick Harry g. German e g. Potter Redfield b. Gillett e. A Morrison c e Enberg and Hamlin d Redfield at the meeting of the vestry following fhe Parish meeting the officers were re elected As follows senior Warden. Or. Hamlin Junior Warden or. Mccoy treasurer or. Gillett weeks ago and the participants who have been chosen from several Hundred names will come from 44 title and town., in the 14 counties comprising this District. Housing and registration were taken care of wednesday evening and from 8 30 to to of clock this morning rehearsals under Way this morning with a flinch period from 12 30 to 1 15 at the school cafeteria tile dinner hour for today Friday and saturday is 5 of clock with rehearsals again in the evening starting at 6 45 and ending at 9, and a Leisure period until to of clock when the musicians Are scheduled to retire for the night. On Friday rehearsals Start at 8.45 n in with lunch at 12 30 and a student concert at l30 p in. At 2 39 j there will be a rest period with be i hearsay from 3 to 5 when dinner is i again scheduled and rehearsal at 7. All work and no play makes Jack a Dull boy. So entertainment in tile form of a dance and party at 8 30 Friday evening will add a festive touch to Hie tedious preparation. On saturday rehearsals will begin at 9 a. In with lunch at 12 and a movie of 12 45, with an excursion to the Oil Fields scheduled for 2 30 saturday afternoon. Dinner again at 5 and the concert will begin at 8 o clock saturday evening. Or Partchey supervisor of instrumental music in the local school stated Itiat the following program will be presented with the Well known Bernard Mendelke As guest conductor. Kiva Mandelkern. A left handed violinist will be guest soloist. A Star spangled banner�?�.,. Smith conducted by Garth Quot russian and Ludmilla Glinka conducted by Chas. Partchey festive Host a symphony in d minor no. 4�? Schuman Quot Quot. Arasate Rivka Mandelkern and orchestra a a Der to. Enk Avalier Quot. Strauss three fantastic dances Shostakovich a allegretto Quot andantino Quot allegretto Quot first movement from symphonic Espagnole. Lalo Rivka Mandelkern with Eva Rautenberg at the piano a Contr Edannes. No. 7-12�?� Beethoven Quot revival fantasy Norton Gould Quot Little David play on your Harp Quot All gods Chillon got wings Quot steel away Quot were you there a continued on Page three building shelter at ice skating rink b Fay l a of Laughlin James Mc-1 Secretary and assistant treasurer Catie Charles Megivern and Ken i or. Morrison. The finance commit ii Etli Chase miss Tretton who was born in Ireland on february 29, 1855, lived m w lighting system Leonard b. Johnson is having a new lighting system installed in his pharmacy on main St. Twelve new fluorescent Light fixtures Are being add which will give plenty of Light in the store room. The Palmer electric co. Has the contract for installing the fixtures nor will fat to meet the Norwich township Parent teacher association will meet at 8 of clock tuesday evening Jan. 14. The Quaker state Oil refining j in Smethport and Vicinity for Over corp., co operating with the Bor 50 years. She moved away from Here ouch Council is building a shelter about three and a half years ago recent Home being to be used at the ice skating rink on East water St the building lox 12 in size. Is of All steel construction and will by used by the skaters As a place to change their skates and to keep out of the cold. The building will be illuminated and of fireproof construction the shelter will be on skids and can be moved when not in use at tile rink. Coaches club meeting the downtown coaches club will meet at 8 of clock monday evening january 7th, at the Hose House. Her most recent Home being in Olean. Deprived of her eyesight from Early childhood miss Tretton spent eight years in a school for the Blind in Philadelphia where she was taught the braille system music and other courses. Tile final survivor of ii family Ollo children miss Tretton was an accomplished musician being the first organist at St. Mary a Church in Sartwell. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Tee consist of or Hamlin. Or. Mccoy and or Gillett the property committee of or Enberg or Burdick and or. Gillett the ushering committee of or. Potter or. Redfield and the Bishops men headed by Fred Herriman. Tile vestry voted to entertain the choir t o dinner at a later time. Norwich Grande will dedicate new Hall pc Norwich Grange no. 2018, of Crosby will dedicate their new Hall during a group Grange meeting on i a Briary 14th, at 8 o clock. W. Sharp Fullerton master of state Grange will be the dedicating officer. Mrs. James Lawton died monday funeral services will be held this afternoon Edith Grace Lawton wife of James o. Lawton of Willow St died at the Mountain clinic Olean monday evening after being a patient there Only since monday morning. Mrs. Lawton had been ill at her Home for about three weeks. The deceased was born in Ceres n. A a a the daughter of the late William and Jeanette rounds Harmon or. And mrs. Lawton were married at Little Genesee. March 13, 1908 and before moving the Smethport 32 years age resided at Bella run and Shinglehouse. In addition to her husband. Mrs. I Aston is survived by two by others George Harmon of Richburg and John Harmon of Ceres. Funeral services will be held tills thursday afternoon at 2 30 of clock at the methodist Church in Ceres with the Rev. Moody minister of the Shinglehouse methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grovo cemetery Shinglehouse. #

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