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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 27, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania 17lcffcvn Gloumi i Mckean volume 7. St a Ali Khz of 1s7>8 Page coloured comic Section Socrat v. A a is xxx. _ Smethport pa., thursday january 27, i m a Kar no. A Tri county teachers f fitness film previews More than one hundreds teachers Here saturday More than too teachers attended a preview of 16 my movies and 35 my film strips at a meeting sponsored by the Mckean county film Library at the Smethport High school on saturday. Twenty one schools in Mckean Potter and Cameron counties were represented. The films All of an educational nature were rated by several committees appointed by county superintendent of schools r. P Barnhart. Their ratings will be considered by the purchasing committee of tile Library when it meets at a later Date to Purchase films for the coming year. Tile Mckean county film Library one of the first county groups of its kind and now believed to be the largest in the state currently has an inventory of 150 reels of 16 my movies and 500 strips of 35 my film valued in excess of $10,000 tile Library housed Iii the court House is available for use to any one of the 21-member schools and is designed to offer a wide selection of subjects suitable for use at teaching devices from the lowest primary Grade through High school. Funds to maintain the Library Are received from a $50 assessment placed on each member school. Members of the selection com nit tee who have $900 available for film purchases this year Are or. Barnhart of it. Jewett. Floyd c. Fret of Bradford Odennis Rickert of Kane and Carl Johnson o Smethport. Cop cops Bountiful Harvest. The feet of the Epiphany a of Melmea railed Little Chrisma to the Day on which gifts Are generally bestowed in Italy. Among the chief recipient of Tach largesse Are Rome s traffic cops. Honors arc almost exclusively motorists. This imposing looking Arm of the Law managed to do All right for himself he directs traffic on the via Del Torso in front of the italian foreign a a rotarians Field weekly meeting local members hang up attendance record tile Smethport rotary club convened at the colonial hotel monday noon. Seven visiting rotarians were welcomed Clark Wilbur Ray Hall Bob Pfeil h. A Bodden or. All of port Allegany t. S. Hawley of Bradford Glenn Turner of Eldred and p. J. Mundy of Wellsville n. Y. President Leonard Johnson announced january birthdays for rotarians Bill Backus and Idle Reese. C. Vav. Lillybridge presented resolutions to diaries Partchey and Carl Johnson commending the excellent District orchestra meeting held at the local school. Tile resolutions were prepared by curd Potter. Or. Lilli Bridge also called attention to plans for the coming meeting of rotary International in new York City. Roy Hutchins chairman of the attendance committee reported two one Hundred percent meetings thus far in january. This is the Best record in tile history of tile local club. Carl Johnson showed two films. A be your age a a metropolitan Lite movie on heart disease and a Boundary lines a an animated drawing film prepared for the United nations organization to highlight tile serious problems of the forces which work against world Unity. Travellers Hub birthday parly dinner and program committees named Joseph seep Agene rude Oil Price 50 Oiler grades gut y slashes local gents a barrel 41 to 34 cents second slash in local Grade crude in past 5 weeks now $4 barrel seeks belter films for local theatre the Joseph seep purchasing Agency of the South Penn Oil co. Last thursday night announced a 44 to 54-cent per barrel reduction in the Market Price for the various grades of Pennsylvania crude it purchases. George j. Hanks South Penn president. Listed the following new prices effective Friday Allegany dist. Oil in Bradford transit co. $4.00. Bradford District Oil in Bradford transit co. $4 of. Bradford District Oil in National transit co $4 of Bradford District Oil it Tiona Sheffield in National transit co $4 00 a Penna Grade Oil in South West Penna pipe lines $3 60. Penna Grade Oil in Eureka pipe line co $3.55 Buckeye Penna Oil in Buckeye pipe line co $3.55. This is the second 50-cent slash in the Bradford Allegany Market in the past five weeks. Pointing out that it is the old Story of Supply and demand or. Hanks said the latest drop was prompted by tire a congested inventory of Oil products. We feel that another Market Cut will Aid in the movement of these products Quot tile Oil executive declared. A Hie Price reduction is generally 50 cents per barrel excepting two areas a he said. Quot they Are Eureka. Where the reduction is 54 cents due to a four cent increase in the gathering Tariff having been approved by tile West Virginia Public service commission effective Friday for All crude gathered by tile Eureka pipe line co and in the area immediately South and West of Kane l Iona and Sheffield where the reduction is Only 44 cents due to a bidding up by refiners and crude Oil purchasers in that immediate head of Blad Bros. Enro Ute to Hollywood Blatt Brothers Ore factors of the local Star theatre announced today that John a Blatt is on ids Way i to Hollywood or. Blatt is not Only one of the partners in this firm but is also in charge of promotion and production tor tile Blatt Brothers. Many of the leading film com i panics Are changing their production methods and schedules to meet changing conditions the firm feels that with John a Blatt on the scene to personally witness what effect these changes May have in the local company s film program it will be possible to take advantage of these changes so that the communities which it serves will receive even better and More up to Date shows than in the past. Tills is in line with the Blatt Brothers policy of uttering Only the Best film to its customers and it is believed that John a Blairs trip to Hollywood will be advantageous to All concerned. Flans Advance for new Hospital Iii Bradford new institution will Tost in excess of one million dollars plans for the Long awarded new Bradford Hospital Are rapidly nearing fruition with the Cost sex fleeced to exceed one million dollars. Raymond Hosford superintendent has announced he said that ground breaking for the projected medical renter has been slated for june of this year by till the completion Date pegged for the Winter of 1950. Final plans and specifications Are still in the development stage. Or Hosford pointed out adding a that flirt Dei announcements May be expected at an Early Date Quot the Hospital s architecture will be characterized by Ultra modern line. The Entrance of the five Story a shaped institution will face on intestate pkwy with tile Stem of tile y joined with the present Kennedy unit. Capacity of tile new Hospital will be 200 to 223 Beds As compared with the 150 bed volume of the present Hospital. During the course of construction Hospital authorities announced that two temporary buildings will be erected to House patients in the women s Side and children s Ward which will be razed. They also will be quartered in the yet unfinished third floor of the Kennedy unit the dream of the new medical Center goes bark to the Early years of world War ii during the ensuing years three quarters of a million dollars were raised through Public and private subscriptions with Many residents of Smethport contributing to the fund. Tile first Fervour of enthusiasm How Ever was cooled by rising construction costs. Late in 1948 Hopes brightened with the Promise of a Federal Grant to assist in the work made possible Lin tier the National Hospital and construction Survey act. Thomas k. Hendryx of Bradford is the architect John n. Hatfield administrator of Pennsylvania Hospital. Philadelphia is assisting with tile planning and the George a Fuller co. Of new York has collaborated on construction features. Smiley is acquitted on charge of murdering his wife last july 14th Westfall Gap Rcd wednesday in returned to jail trusty serving year sentence became lost in eluding police looking Haggard arum worn from a Davis Effort to elude a a olice net Irvin John Westfall 32, was captured wednesday night of last week by sheriff William Reese and county detective Merle Dickinson less than two Miles South of Smethport where he had escaped from the Mckean county jail tuesday night shortly be Ole 8 30 of clock acting on a tip Given from a member of the Harry conies family Smethport re i the two officers apprehended the escaped trusty without opposition along the Back Road from Smethport to Crosby at about 7 30 p. In. Westfall serving a one year sentence on an aggravated assault and Battery charge. placed in solitary confinement at tile county jail following questioning by sheriff Reese and detective Dickinson. He told the officers that Atter planning tile escape for three or four Days he took leave of the jail sometime during visiting hours tuesday night. After climbing the North Hill he circled West and South until coming upon the abandoned Railroad Grade to Marvindale. Which lie followed for several Miles he then made his was South sleeping in an unattended drilling Rig overnight. Endeavouring to reach port Allegany he apparently became lost finally stopping at the comes Home to ask directions a suspicious of the Man s behaviour and dress the family made tile Call to authorities that resulted in Westfall s apprehension. Services held for Frank Hackett or to l. Bard. I Dies in Salamanca Coleville resident buried t thursday Gas go. To retire Stafford p. Keenan Khz Ilia Man with ung More than 25 years tile travellers club will have its annual birthday party on saturday evening january the Twenty ninth. Dinner will be served at the Parish House at 6 30 o clock with St. Priscilla a Guild catering. Tile dinner committee is miss Jennie Bice or mrs. C. E. Enberg mrs. Don Nelson and mrs. William Reese. The entertainment committee is mrs. Holmes Spanogle mrs. Russell Johnson. Mrs. Lillian Backus and miss Beatrice Day. Joins film Library the Norwich township school is now a member of tile county film Library and will be Able to make More use of their film projector in that they can use tile films from tile Library. Ask ban on passing standing school bus tile Pennsylvania society of farm women in their annual meeting at tile state farm show adopted a Resolution urging a that the present session of the general Assembly of Pennsylvania enact legislation making it unlawful for a Motorist to pass a school bus taking on or discharging tile Resolution stated that loss of life on Public Highway is increasing and urged Speed limit Laws be More strictly enforced. Stafford p. Keenan of Betuila who has been in tile continuous employ of United natural Gas company for More than Twenty five years will be retired from Active duty february i and placed on tile company s annuity Roll As of that Date according to announcement by tile company a Board of directors. Or Keenan a native of Ironwood Ontario. Canada began his employment with United natural on sept. 25, 1923 As a production Man in Clermont held All of his Gas company service has been in that area where lie has been engaged in general production activities. Alter retirement or. Keenan plans to continue his residence at Betula. Purchase Brown Swiss Buu Marvin s. Comes has recently purchased the registered Brown Swiss Bull a a Buster a Pride of Hobby Hill no. 91031,&Quot from h. A. Bigler of Woodsfield. Ohio according to a report from Fred s. Id Ste. Secretary of the Brown Swiss cattle breeders association. Son born in Florida a son was born to or. And mrs Stanley c. Chase of Pensacola fla., at the maternity Home in that City on december 22, 1948. Tile Little fellow has been named Charles Willis. Stanley is the son of Rev. And mrs Chase formerly of Farmers Valley. Funeral services for f rank Hackett 57-year-old resident of Coleville who died in Clearwater. Fla saturday. Jan. 15, were held i thursday afternoon at 2 of clock in St Luke s episcopal Church die Rev. Rodney f. Cobb Rector j of the Church officiated committal services at Rose Hill cemetery were conducted by Mckean Lodge 388, f. And a m. Smethport. Master Clarence Burt i officiated and Andrew z Heilman acted As chaplain pallbearers were Homer Mars ii Ward Bickford Milford Brougham Donald Moore. Stanley Wolfe and Edward Hayes. Daughter born Jan. In or. And mrs. Clyde sweely jr., of Smethport r. D. 2, Are parents of a daughter born tuesday Jan. 18 at the Kane Community Hospital. Home economics meeting at Crosby miss Jean Mccreary Home economics Extension representative will hold a demonstration of cleaning and oiling a sewing machine at tile Wagon wheel in Crosby wednesday feb. 2 tile meeting will Start at to of clock end everyone is invited to come free of charge and bring their Jewing machine for instructions on oiling and cleaning or if they prefer they May watch miss Mccleary and lion work on their own machines at Home. Bring a hug lunch and stay for tile entire meeting. Assis fed at funeral services at port Alleg an v Rev. E. J. Burton minister of the Smethport methodist Church assisted tile Rev. William Swales minister of the port Allegany methodist j Church. Wednesday afternoon at i funeral services for or. Howard a j Cromwell held at the port Allegany methodist Church. January gives us All kinds of weather january Hasni to lived up to its reputation for severe cold weather but it Lins dished up bad weather in the form of fog. Freezing rain and resulting Slippery streets and highways. Keating township school buses did no to attempt to Start out. To transport the pupils to school on wednesday morning until to of clock and the going must have Bren slow because Hie buses bringing tile township students to the local school arrived Between la and 11 30. Elk lick Council sits drive goal at $16,000 friends of scouting in Mckean Potter and Cameron counties will be asked to give $16,000 this year to carry on the work of the Elk lick Council. It is expected the drive will get underway Early next month. Jury deliberates but forty minutes in returning a not guilty Quot verdict trial c consumed seven Days of special court Secretary. Former under a Furj of state Dean acheron him a Iroff if George Marshall a More Tarjer of state. He warn appointed by president Truman when mar Hail resigned Beranse of Iii health. Acheron is pledge to Rarry out or. Truman s policies in Ilia War against Russia. Kotlier Iii i Jouval resident Dies m is has. Saulpaugh 85, succumbs to illness Alvin Aquilla Smiley was acquitted of the murder of his wife Thelma by a jury of nine men and three women at 12 2> of clock tuesday morning at the Mckean county court House Smethport. Thus ended the seven Day murder trial in which the defendant was accused of shooting his wife on a drive along the Kane Kinzua Road on the afternoon of july 14 two injured w Hen Gars collide on main Street approximately $500 damage done to two cars saturday two persons received minor in Onrie in a crash of two automobiles at Tim intersection of main and Church tit Hen at about 5 30 o clock saturday afternoon damage to Hie cars was estimated at $300 according to cd Lief of Poller James Mccabe who investigated a 1936 Sedan nitrated by Guy Scott after both the prosecution and the the jury returned to the court room at 12 to after a deliberation of 40 minutes. However the court awaited the return of the defend e lawyers. Robert b. Apple and Ralph Decamp and the decision a announced 15 minutes later. It was Learned unofficially that the jury agreed on their verdict after Only one ballot was taken. The verdict was presented to the court by the Foreman Wright Broxton of Bradford Smiley displayed Little emotion but remarked later to a Bradford Era reporter. A i am very Happy i have Faith in his aged Parent. Or and mrs. 6. A Smiley embraced him after the jury had been discharged. Judge Hubbard had begun his charge to the jurors at 10 10 of clock former resident of Norwich township Orlo l. Bard. 81. Of 166 Elm St Salamanca n. A. Former member of the Norwich township school Board died at 4 a in sunday a hairs Nursling Home in Salamanca he had been ill three Days. A native of Pennsylvania or Bard had resided in Salamanca for Hie past five years. Survivors include one granddaughter mrs William Kraft of Bradford and one Niece mrs. Gladys Davis of Rochester n y funeral services were held at a Salamanca funeral Home tuesday at 2 p. No the Rev Glenn Reed. Pastor of the evangelical United Brethren Church Salamanca officiated burial was in the Colegrove cemetery. Mrs. Charles Saulpaugh 85. Of red honk n died Friday Jan 21, at the Northern Duche s health Center Rhinebeck Hospital after being ill for several weeks. Mrs. Saulpaugh the former miss Rozetta Kilmer born at Jackson j Comers the daughter of tile late Cornelius and Margaret Shaver Kilmer had lived in red Hook most of Lier life where she was a member of the methodist Church. Or. Saulpaugh died in 1934. Survivors besides her son John j g Saulpaugh of Smethport Are liar j i v Saulpaugh of Poughkeepsie and Alvie p Saulpaugh postmaster at red Hook eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive John g. Saulpaugh attended funeral service for Iii Mother which were held at the Burnett and Rockefeller funeral Horne red Hook on sunday the Rev. Charles Adams pastor of the ret Hook methodist Church officiated. Burial was in St. Paul a lutheran cemetery red i la we dutch lad w riles to school pupils ii. Smethport pupils sent letter Iii dec. Or. Celia Barron teacher of the 5th Glade in the East Smethport school and Lier pupils have received answers to the children a letters. To a child in brims of Holland the letters were written before Clin Mas a part of their English project to Joseph Heutink. Who answer. The letters in his native dutch language his Mother accompanied his letter with a letter written by herself in English in which she expressed her songs Delight at hearing from american children Ami at Ain thanking tile Smethport High school children for a care package which was Cut to the family about a year ago. She said that her son Joseph a letters had All Hen written by girls and he would like to hear also from some of the boys of the 5th Grade. Mrs. Hunting said that she had two other boys and a daughter and that they were sorry that Joseph was the Only one to receive mail from the United states. Josephus letter which has not yet been translated Bito English will appear in the Democrat at a later Date. Of port Allegany was in the prices. Of making a left hand turn into South Church St. From main when it collided with a 1946 Sedan operated by Alexander Mcbride 2304 Newkirk ave Brooklyn n. A which was proceeding East on main St. Or Mcbride sustained a sprained wrist and Henry Beaumont a passenger in the Mcbride car a retried to have received bruises and lacerations of die nose and face or. Scott was said to have been uninjured. Damage to tile Mcbride car was estimated at $200 and a Shn jogs was said to have been incurred by or Scott chief Mccabe made no arrests. Or. Ile Cromwell Purl Ai legally Dies practising dentist of that town 56 years or Howard e. Cromwell 72, a prominent practising dentist Iii port Allegany for the past 36 years died from a heart ailment at his Home 314 North main St., sunday morning at 5 45 of clock. A graduate of the dental school of tile University of Pittsburgh or. Cromwell was born in Somerset a. On nov. 21. 1876. He was a Veteran of Hie Spanish am Erie an War and at one time head member hip in several local patriotic and civic organizations. Hts wife pet needed him in death Iii 1922. Or. Cromwell is survived by one sister miss Bertha Cromwell of port Allegany a daughter mrs Robert Fessenden of Bradford and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Field wednesday a Bemoon at 2 of clock at the first methods t Church in fort Al legs try the Rev. William Swales pastor officiating burial a in the Fairview cemetery port Allegany where masonic committal services were held. Allegany newspaper Man Marks 05ril birthday Joseph Mutsch Leehner. The area s oldest Active Newspaperman last thursday celebrated his 93rd birthday with another edition of the Quot Allegany citizens he has been editor and publisher of tile weekly newspaper Lor 33 years. A native of Erie county or. Mid Schlec nor attended Canisius College worked on an Olean newspaper and then founded the he was tile first Village clerk when Allegany was establish died As a Village in 1905. Defense two summed up their Case to the jurors. He explained the pot Sib in verdicts at which they could arrive according to Law. The regular jury consisted of nine men and three women four of whom were from Smethport five from Bradford two from Eldred and one from port Allegany. The members of the jury in the order of their selection follow Wright Scroxton manufacturer. 14 Maplewood ave., Bradford. Mrs Agnes Harvender housewife 146 South ave., Bradford. Earl a Dana Oil producer 240 Jackson ave Bradford. James Mckittrick chemist 339 East main St. Bradford. Mrs. Alice Digel housewife Smethport. Charles Melvern clerk Smellie t. Glenn Turner Oil producer Eldred had 2. Gangster Hawley manager 102 South ave Bradford. Lynn Abbey postal clerk Smethport a e quirk banker. Smethport. Mrs. Dorothy Cummings housewife. Eldred Henry l. Boudon jr., accountant port Allegany. Alternates chosen were mrs. Grace Clarke housewife port Allegany. Mrs. Gertrude Spanogle housewife. Smethport. The Smiley Case went to trial Early thursday afternoon after 12 jurors and two alternate jurors who sat through the Case and who would have acted in an emergency had been selected after 180 venire men had been summoned. The proceedings were started by defense attorney Robert b. Apple and Ralph n. De continued on Page four Delores Willer on All slate orchestra will represent she at Greensburg concert Delores Witter who placed fifth in Hie first violin Section in the recent orchestra festival in Smethport. Has been chosen to represent Smethport High school at the Allstate orchestra festival two Hundred and Twenty eight schools applying for positions in the All state orchestra made it impossible for All the schools of Mckean county to be represented Fred Young of Bradford string Bass player who placed first in ills Section and Delores Witter will be the two Mckean county representatives. An unusually Fine program has been arranged for members of the All state orchestra which will be held in Greensburg on february Roll and 12

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