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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 16, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Page two thursday january 16, 1964 Mckean county Democrat Smethport Mckean co., pa., thu., january 16, 1964 Henry a. Satterwhite. Or Venn r Arrey. Publisher and Eki Tor c k Ruoff. Ruth Long. Entered at Post office at Smethport pa., As second class matter published every thur. Publication office main St., Smethport a. Ltd in w a a a a a a a a a a a a a soda Sola ii Ian to a of Smethport and Vicinity a or. And mrs. R. W. Herzog left tuesday for a visit of several weeks in California Hawaii and Texas. A miss Ellen Anderson entertained her club at her Home last Friday. A William Howe of Springville ore., is visiting at the Home of or. And mrs. Guy Burdick. A or. And mrs. Joseph Fields called on miss Neva Fields at Bradford Hospital monday and reported her condition As improved. Miss Fields is a pneumonia patient. A Clint Clark of Clarion a former resident of Smethport is a surgical patient at Crile clinic at Cleveland. Or. Clark a brother of miss Ann Clark had been ill in the Brookville Hospital being taken to Cleveland. A Kelison r. Helm has returned from Van Guys calif., where he had attended the funeral of his brother George Heims who is known Here having visited at the Helms Home. A mrs. Aaron Eckstrom is a patient in Olean general Hospital. A or. And mrs. Asa Connors have returned from Clearfield where they had been caring for a relative who had been ill. A mrs. Bertha Anderson entertained at a family dinner last sunday. Guests were or. And mrs. William Johnson and sons of Emporium and or. And mrs Lawrence Johnson and sons of East Smethport. A members of Trinity Church Council and their wives will attend a dinner at the Castle restaurant in Olean Friday evening. A the meeting of Mckean chapter d.a.r., which was to have been held Jan. 14. Has been postponed until Jan. 21 and will be held at the Home of mrs. A. G. Bush at 7 30 . A or. And mrs. Robert a Digel and mrs. Gordon Coleman of Smethport and or. And mrs Evan of Neill Kane of Kane attended funeral services for a b. Wells held wednesday in Southern Pines . A Denny Gustafson who is spending a 30 Day leave with his parents or. And mrs. Melvin Gustafson will leave next week for new York where he i leave for Tus log Turkey. Or Gustafson who recently completed a training course in foreign language at the Navy school at Monterey calif., is being sent to Turkey for duty a mrs. Mary Mcgavisk is surgical patient in St. Francis Hospital Olean. A or. And mrs. Andy Peterson and mrs. Gerda Oakley were guests of or. And mrs. Simon Anderson and Walter Johnson in it. Jewett sunday evening a miss Mary Gustafson who is employed in Washington d. C., will arrive Home thursday to spend the weekend with her parents or. And mrs. Melvin Gustafson. A mrs. Emma Miller and mrs. Bertha Anderson entertained the Esther unit of Trinity lutheran Church at the former a Home wednesday evening. A or. And mrs. Philip Cooney called on mrs. John Mcgavisk a patient at St. Francis Hospital in Olean saturday. A James Freer and John Nick were business visitors in Roeh Ester n. Y., the forepart of this week. They were guests o or. And mrs. Earl Nick Whie in that City. A mrs. Leila Schroth of Brad Ford spent the weekend with her Mother mrs Ray Abbey. A capt. Fred Burlingamejr who flew to Lancaster pa., to take part in the National guard Drill was unable to return to the it. Alton Airport sunday. He had to set the plane Down at Lewistown because of the storm and return by train by Way of Harrisburg. A mrs. Merle Stevens and daughter Janet of Shinglehouse High school holsters at list. Festival eight Smethport area senior High school students Are Cipa Ting in the North Central District chorus festival being Leld at the Ridgway area High school today Friday and saturday. Seniors who Are taking part Are Charlene Sprester first Soprano Novella Nourse second Soprano Dolores Johnson second Alto William Willardson and Patrick Chamberlain second Tenor Robert cutting first Bass Bryant Robey second Bass. Larry Johnson first Tenor is the Only Sophomore from Smethport participating. Thirty one schools Are represented in the 200 voice chorus which will be directed by Gerhard Schroth of Chicago. Concerts will be presented Friday and saturday evenings in the Ridgway High school auditorium. The choristers rehearse this morning afternoon and evening All Day Friday and again saturday morning. They also Are required to tryout individually for within their own voice part. From these rankings chorus members Are selected to attend Region i of the state chorus. Helen Karlen Garlington . Photo shows Smethport nurse in front of an Eskimo building at Barrow Alaska farthest North town on the american continent. A Mem Smethport nurse serves in far North a Ronald Kleisath of Wilmington del., spent the weekend with his parents or. And mrs. Walter Kleisath. A Rosary Christian confraternity mothers will meet tonight at St. Elizabeth Church Center. A or. And mrs. Raymond Larson Are attending the Pennsylvania state farm show being held in Harrisburg this week. A Joseph Grillo returned Home last week from Bradford Hospital where he had been a medical patient. A mrs. Beulah Day entertained the fortnightly club at luncheon at the colonial followed by Bridge at her Home wednesday. A miss Julia Fay returned last Friday from Indianapolis ind., where she had spent the holidays with her Niece mrs. Kenneth Thomas and family. A miss Belva Ford returned Home Friday from Bradford Hospital. A mrs. Richmond Johnson and infant daughter Are Home from Bradford Hospital. A mrs. Sherman Francisco entertained her Canasta club at her Home saturday evening. A mrs. Robert Palmer entertained club 8 at her Home monday evening. A or. And mrs. Kermit Winslow and George Winslow were dinner guests of or. And mrs. Glenn Rowe in Olean Friday. A mrs. Gertrude Natello o had been visiting for several weeks at the Home of mrs. Elbertha Burdie and miss Carrie Natello has returned to her Home in Buffalo. A mrs. Gertrude Sparks and miss Stella Larson were hostesses when the past Noble grands club of Ideal Rebekah Lodge held a dinner meeting monday evening. A St. Luke a altar Guild has received memorial for mrs. Lois Monjar from or. And mrs. E. G. Potter and from the Church women of St. Lukes. A mrs. F. B. Fidler left sat Day for St. Petersburg fla., where she will spend the remainder of the Winter. A the . Brotherhood will meet monday evening Jan. 20, at Coleville. A the . Will meet at the Home of mrs. Pauline Weimer Friday evening at 8 of clock. Mrs. Priscilla Parker will Lead the lesson and mrs. Faith Tanner will conduct the business meeting. A mrs. Jessie Finlay is a patient in Bradford Hospital. Were guests of or. And mrs. I a r. B. Rupert is a patient in John Gustafson saturday. I port Allegany Hospital. A Smethport native and a graduate of Smethport High school mrs. Helen Karlen Garlington ., volunteered Fer a year s work As a . Public health service nurse in Barrow Alaska the farthest North town on the american continent. A Veteran of Sonvico with the army nurse cerps in the european theatre of operations during world War la mrs. Garlington is a graduate of the Bradford Hospital nurses training school. She is a daughter of mrs. John Karlen of Tyler Texas and the late or. Karlen a Smethport merchant tailor and a Long time member of the Borough Council. Mrs. Garlington sent the following interesting account of Hor experiences in Alaska to mrs. Fanny Gleason an old Friend and neighbor in Smethport. Located Here at the Eskimo Village of Barrow Alaska is our 15-bed Public health Hospital operated exclusively for the alaskan eskimos. The Hospital though Small is adequate for the towns needs and the out patient clinic is Busy Day and night. We sometimes see As Many As 80 patients a Day. At present we Are having a whooping cough epidemic and there seems to be a steady Stream of mothers carrying in their babies on their backs under their parkas. Our Small staff of six nurses and one Doc Tor has been working overtime but Anchorage Headquarters is sending extra nurses and doctors to stay until the crisis is Over. Largest Eskimo settlement this town is the largest All Eskimo settlement in the world around 1,600. The people live in Little wooden houses which even though not very Nice Are probably expensive. Every stick of lumber has to be shipped in. No Trees grow for hundreds of Miles. Since there never was any Street planning the houses just sit at All angles. We have three Little stores and three restaurants a presbyterian Church an Assembly of god Church a tiny Bank a weather Bureau unit Grade school a Small hotel and the Hospital. The people have to buy their water at $3.50 per 50-gallon drum hauled in from six Miles out on the Tundra. Nature s deep freeze most families have a deep freeze cellars dug Down into the permafrost where food wit stay fresh for months at a temperature of approximately 18 degrees above Zero. They put Down whale meat Caribou Walrus Seal Duck geese fish and anything they want to keep. Houses Are heated with fue Oil but in the near future Eski mos will be Able to buy Natura Gas which is abundant in this area. Among several improvements planned for the town Are a new electric Power Plant a Telephone system and a High school. The men Here work for the government for the Airport and do Odds and ends jobs around the town and Hunt and fish on the Side. They seem to manage pretty Well although there Are several families on Relief. Over at it. Barrow about six Miles from the town the Arctic research Laboratory the Distant Early warning site and maintenance of a Large Camp provide work for a few Eskimo men. Farthest North in . Before Winter set in we went to the farthest North Point in the United states which is a narrow Peninsula extending out to the North about six Miles. It gives you kind of an eerie feeling there is nothing there but Tundra land and the sea. We saw the remains of an Eskimo Community which was deserted about 50 years ago. The houses were deep holes dug into the ground covered by a dome shaped Sod roof supported by whale Bones. At the Center of the roof was a Hole covered by whale intestines which let in enough Light to Tell something of the weather outside. The yearly Supply ship a North Start was Here Early in september. They brought Many tons of supplies. It is unbelievable How much they can carry. There is no Harbor Here. Everything has to be brought in by barges or a ctr a. We nurses were carried out to the ship on an let and hoisted up to the deck and taken to the officers mess for dinner. Many of the Crew have been coming Here for years. Vital supplies arrive unloading took several Days and gave work to Many Eskimo men. Some of the material for the new High school came up and also lumber for a new store building. This yearly Supply ship will probably be needed for some time but increasingly planes Are bringing equipment fuel Oil supplies and food. About 12 Miles from Here is the will Rogers memorial. You will recall that he and Wiley Post crashed Here years ago. We nurses Are going to see it either by dog sled or in a tractor like vehicle that can go Over the Snow covered Tundra. There is no Road of course. Big whale caught the big event of the year occurred recently. They caught a big whale. It was 49 feet Long and they figure a ton a foot so they had 49 tons to Tow to Shore and lift onto the Beach with cranes. The eskimos spent All night cutting it up. I went to see it the next morning and there was nothing left but the vertebrae and the ribs sticking up. The Black skin and the White meat just under the skin called a a Mukluk or blubber Are considered delicacies by the eskimos and they just Gorge themselves with it. One of our Hospital aides ate so much she got sick and could not show up for work. Many families were Given Large pieces of the meat for their cellars. When a whale is caught they have a Celebration called a Onala Kun Tuku where they perform native dances with Blanket tossing on a Walrus hide and feasting. Hit by raging storm you May have read about our terrible storm which occurred on oct. 3. The wind blew 80 Miles per hour. Thirty houses were damaged either partially or totally and some were swept away to sea. The huge Waves came right up to the nurses quarters and due to the damaging of an Oil tank the water was covered with Oil. Occasionally a patient has to be sent to the native Hospital in Anchorage and one of us nurses accompanies him. Recently i went with a 15-year-old boy who had to have extensive surgery. We had to Stop at the Hospital at Fairbanks to await the Anchorage plane. I thought the boy would die of excitement upon seeing the lights of Fairbanks the tall buildings and the elevator at the Hospital. Most of the eskimos never leave their native Village but More and More they Are having Contact with the White Man for better or for worse. Bloodmobile visit slated for Jan. 28 in preparation for the visit of the american red Cross Bloodmobile to the Smethport methodist Church on tuesday Jan. 28, the blood committee members of the Smethport red Cross chapter Are making an All out Effort to Contact potential donors in the area. It was announced that 34 women All members of the Yecs of the methodist Church have agreed to Contact ten or More persons from a list supplied by the blood recruitment committee. Persons contacted by phone Are asked to indicate approximate time they would prefer to be present. A walk in donors will be Welcome any time during the hours the Bloodmobile is in Smethport �?12 noon to 6 . Donors will be accepted who Are 18 years of age through 59 years of age. However those who Are under the age of 21 must present a minor release slip signed by their parents. It was also announced that walk in donors will be accepted anytime Between noon and 6 p. In. Donors who have Small children May leave them with the baby Sitters who will take care of the children in the Church school Nursery while they Are giving blood. Those who have volunteered to make phone Calls include the following mrs. Edwin Kelly mrs. Laverne Stewart mrs. Katherine Alderfer mrs. John Digel mrs. Hubert Morrison mrs. J. B. Williams mrs. Jack Hewitt mrs. Clark love mrs. E. E. Thomas. Also mrs. Ruth Hovis mrs. Charles Bernstein mrs. Leonard Johnson mrs. Carl Hanson mrs. Albert Getman mrs. George Ross mrs. Robert Moran mrs. Jay Snyder mrs. Larry Robey mrs. Robert a. Cleveland. Mrs. George Sharro mrs. Alfred Bush mrs. Carlton Kohn mrs. Glenn Mencer mrs. Robert butlers mrs. Claude bullers mrs. Don Nelson mrs. Eugene Lewis mrs. Hazel Bloomster mrs. Robert Digel jr., mrs. Robert Gault mrs. Clifford Hoover mrs. Donald Vaughn and mrs. Chester limn. Any person not contacted who wishes to donate blood May Contact any of the above committee or members of the blood recruitment committee mrs. Harold Lee mrs. George Brown or the Rev. John Squires engaged Tours Aro available Wien airlines which operates out of Fairbanks provides guided Tours to this Northern area each summer. The tourists stay in the Little native operated hotel owned by Tom Brewer who is a United states housewives can choose from about 6,000 different foods when they go to Market. Miss Irene Scott or. And mrs. Frank b. Scott of Stato College pa., announce Tho Ong Gomont of their daughter Irene to Robert w. Morrison also of Stato College son of or. And mrs. Hubert l. Morrison of Smethport. Miss Scott is a 1959 graduate of Stato College High school and is employed As a private Secretary by Unico corporation of state College. Or. Morrison was graduated from Smethport High school in 1959, attended the Pennsylvania Stato University and is employed by hrs Singer of Stato College. Tho wedding will take place in april. Smethport w5cs holds mid Winter picnic thursday mrs. Thomas German was the chairman of a mid Winter picnic held at the Smethport methodist Church last thursday preceding the regular meeting of the woman a society of Christian serv ice. Members of Circle 7 decorated the tables in a summer theme. The Rev. John Squires pastor asked the invocation. Circle 2, with mrs. Lauren mix As chairman was in charge of the program. Group singing was led by mrs. Squires and accompanied by mrs. Curtis Stone. A three act play a what next a was presented by mrs. Ralph Herzog mrs. Claude bullers mrs. Merle Engstrom and mrs. Dora Colosso. Mrs. George Larson led the worship service. Following the program mrs. Chester Lunn the president conducted a Short business session. Personnel of Smethport Boro regime unchanged Milton Lopus president of the Smethport Borough Council announced tuesday that there would be no changes in personnel for Borough operations. At the reorganization meeting of the Council held Jan. 6, Kevin Ogilvie was elected mayor or. Lopus president Clarence Larson As vice president. Or. Larson Donald Peterson and Joseph Bruner were newly elected councilmen while holdovers were or. Lopus William Kerr Howard Wright and Richard Raymond. Renamed by or. Lopus were the following Andrew z. Hileman Secretary treasurer Robert b. A sle Borough solicitor e. Abbey out Wick chief of police Keith Dunkle from acting Street commissioner to commissioner Glenn Mencer sr., superintendent of the Borough electric com or. Peterson chairman or. Wright and or. Kerr streets and sidewalks mrs. Kerr chairman or. Peterson or. Raymond Public safety or. Wright chairman or. Kerr and or. Bruner electric committee. Or. Raymond chairman or. Larson and or. Wright Parks and playgrounds or. Larson chairman or. Bruner or. Peterson planning building and publicity and or. Bruner chairman or. Raymond and or. Larson sanitation. Absentees Smethport area joint High school reported 290 absences monday out of 800 pupils caused by the Snow storm that swept this area sunday night. Clarence Larson a. A to attend state school Eloc Tod vice Prosi dont of Tho Smethport Borough Council last week or. Larson and Borough so rotary a. Z. Hilo Man will attend Tho local government financial conference and school for new City and Borough officials in Harrisburg next week. Student news Galen d. Mitchena son of or. And mrs. Ralph Mitchell of Smethport is enrolled at Parks College of aeronautical technology of St. Louis 111. University. He was graduated from Bradford area High school with the class of 1960. Travellers describe trip to holy land members of the Smethport travellers club and a number of guests enjoyed an interesting last f a $ program in the saturday Outh room of the Smethport methodist Church when mrs. Elva Stone of Coraopolis and mrs. Emma love of Indiana pa., showed films of the holy land which they visited recently mrs. Love showed the pictures and mrs. Stone gave the Ning commentary. Run e ladies were introduced by mrs. Kenneth Daughtery who was dressed in an Oriental costume. Mrs. Love and mrs. Stone visited the continents of Europe Asia and Africa including seven countries where they found in every the Large states. Tel Aviv the capital of Israel Only 12 years old and the youngest City in the world was described As modern in every respect with everyone working. Women As Well As men serve in the army. The Pennsylvania travellers visited Jordan the sea of Galilee and King David a Tomb with his 15 crowns. They walked the Way of the Cross saw the spot in the River son of Charles Brewer who wrote the Book a fifty years below this Book is recon mended for anyone interested in this area. The Wien airlines office contacts planes going toward the North pole every ten minutes and from the pole on toward Europe they Are contacted from that direction. This Northern coastal Region contrary to popular belief does not have the states coldest weather. In Interior Alaska the temperature will go As Low As 60 to 70 degrees below Zero but the maximum Low temperature Ever recorded at Barrow is 56 degrees below Zero. In summer it stays Between 30 and 40 degrees. The Sun does not Rise above the horizon for 51 Days from november to january. From May to july it does not set for 73 Days. This year of duty at Barrow is proving most interesting and even though we have to work very hard we nurses Are Happy that we accepted this assignment. We Are experiencing an area totally unlike any other in the a lower 48.�?T Jordan where Jesus was baptized visited the mount of olives and Many other places of special interest connected with the ministry of Jesus. Many Beautiful centuries old carved pillars discovered in recent excavations were inspected. Mrs. Love and mrs. Stone took Camel rider and had pictures taken on these animals among their very colourful collection. Intense heat was encountered in some parts of the holy land where the natives placed Large jars of water on their roofs to be heated by the Sun. Mrs. R. Ward president of the travellers club conducted the business session. Mrs. H. G. German announced the annual birthday dinner to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the clubs founding would be held on wednesday Jan. 29, at 6 30 . In the colonial hotel. Reservations for the dinner will close Jan. 25. Tea was served by mrs. Daugherty and mrs. Oscar Anderson and mrs. Ward poured. Dependability in every detail of every Job qualified by years of training and experience your registered pharmacists take professional Pride in compounding your doctors prescriptions with the utmost accuracy. Yes you can depend on us main Street Smethport pm. 887-5858 we have been entrusted with filing approximately 250,000 prescriptions�?140,000 new ones plus thousands of refills Hamlin Library memorials memorials have been received by the Hamlin school Library in memory of mrs. Harry Monjar from or. And mrs. Charles Megivern Bucktail Post 138 american legion. Visits Mediterranean Shangrila Fth inc Michael a. Schneller Seaman apprentice us son of mrs. Lois j. Thomas of Willow St., Smethport pa., spent the holi Days aboard the attack aircraft Carrier Shangrila in the Mediterranean. Phone in news items or to her the Mckean county Mart committ11 gratefully Yacknow Todum memorial gifts Mckean county heart Committer Chris Feit Smethport because of pain the pain of arthritis a a mysterious Crip pier that attacks so Many of its victims in their prime Oft life. Arthritis disables three times More women than men in the Busy productive years Between 30 and 50the years a woman is needed by her children who now Are going through their troubled teens. The years she is1 needed by her husband for the Comfort and compassion he must have As his career takes demanding strides because of the pain and crippling that comes with thai swelling of her hands her Knees her joints a arthritis robs a woman of her physical Well being. And some times her serenity her peace of mind and even her place in the family and the Community. Arthritis can strike anyone anywhere a. Women men even children. Today no one knows Why. No one knows How to prevent it. But some of the Best minds in the country Are at work in research laboratories and in hospitals All Over the nation seeking solutions to the Riddle of this mysterious crippling disease. The work of these Brilliant dedicated men is supported by your contributions to the National foundation March of dimes. 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