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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 7, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a a Al la Kun to Imam &vrruj1iempapeas Mckean kit use till naturally lilt. Socrat volume 73 Airport Illier will Cost $150,000 officials report new administration building at i. Alton under construction the new administration building at the Bradford Mckean county Airport at it Alton nine Miles West of Smethport now under construction. Is being designed to accommodate the United air lines and the All american airways inc it is being built at an estimated Cost of $150,000. The material used in the building will be basically masonry with a Concrete foundation and floor. Tile roof will be constructed of Concrete supported by steel joists and columns designed to support a control Tower in the future. Tile outside of the building will be finished in tile and Brick with a Redwood trim around the parapet. The present building will be one Story High and will be designed in a manner which will permit additional wings to be added As Well As a second Story. Present plans include office facilities for two major airlines a waiting room and provisions for a concessions stand. Toilet rooms a ladies lounge and storage rooms also will be provided. Provisions will be made for the in stalls non of a dining room a Kitchen and a lunch counter. The dining room will be designed with semicircular windows which will provide a View of the flying Field. Bradford City Engineer j Henry quirk estimated that the building will be completed about september i. Its dimensions will be about 60 feet in Width too feet in length and 12 feet High. The building will be flanked by a Concrete concourse leading to the apron of the flying Field which will provide facilities for the moving of passengers and baggage to the air planes. Federal funds will pay 50 per cent of the Cost the state 25 per cent and local 25 per cent. The bulk of the local Cost will be covered through solicitation of local Industry and individuals. Established uti Smethport Ivy thursday july 7. 1919 Terma-i3.m per tear police to crack Down on Cycle violations in Boro new modern administration building rising at it. Alton Airport Borough Council acts after Many complaints Are Given the Smethport Borough Council in regular session tuesday night empowered the local police department to utilize every Legal Means possible to put a halt to what has been described As the a motorcycle and Motorbike Borough officials have received reports that a number of operators of the two wheeled motor vehicles have flagrantly violated a number of statutes both on the Borough streets and sidewalk Quot. The members in a Short routine meeting also approved an order for 27 new electric Light standards to be erected on main Street and gave the Pennsylvania electric company permission to interrupt service for a half a Day on the afternoon of wednesday. July 20, weather permitting or on wednesday afternoon. July 27, for the purpose of moving wires to new poles the Pennsylvania electric company Sells Power to the Smethport Borough owned distribution system the Council authorized the Transfer of $2,500 from the electric fund to the general fund in another routine action. Present at the meeting held in the Council chamber in the Borough building were president Glen rate Snyder. Presiding councilmen Fred Heinlein c l. Burt. Claude Hackett Donald Peterson. L c Robey or. And Fred Heinlein. Solicitor Robert b Apple treasurer a z Hileman Secretary f. H. Biever and Burgess John a. Lindholm. Mrs. Villie Dodge funeral services in this handsome Brick administration building at the Bradford Mrkela n county Airport. It. Alton is rapidly nearing completion. The build in will serve United air lines Audau american airways. Inc., and is designed so As to provide for future expansion if increased activities at the Field so warrant. Over 500 Signet fur Pennsylvania pm in to in a area postmasters meet ,. I takes Home economics Penn state Grad Vermeil Xvi of i to out Ilous to tie county office j prominent woman was born in Norwich prominent Leader at Baptist Church Rev. Stewart will speak Friday night Rev. James Stewart the founder and director of the european evangelistic crusade will speak at a missionary sender at the Smethport Baptist Church Friday evening. July 8, at 7 30 o clock. Rev. Stewart returned from Europe last week for a Short visit to the United states he has been speaking to several thousand people each night in meetings throughout Italy German France Norway Sweden and Czechoslovakia besides directing a Large group of evangelists childrens workers and missionaries. Rev. Stewart has also been directing Relief work to europeans by the distribution of medicines clothing food and bibles. He escaped from both the German and russian governments during the late War to serve on the state of president Benes of Czechoslovakia in directing Aid to the the underground of that country. Friends of the crusade in the churches of Smethport who have previously heard Rev. Stewart will not want to miss hearing this report first hand of the conditions in Europe. The Smethport Baptist Church supports miss Miriam Wheeler a missionary of the crusade in Southern France. Tile people of this area Are invited to hear this dynamic missionary whose Burden is Europe Sun evangelized 550 millions. Gifford girl awarded state scholarship Shirley Ann Gallagher of Gifford a graduate of Bradford High school has been awarded a state scholarship according to an announcement made by or Francis b. Haas state superintendent of Public instruction. The scholarship is Worth $1,000 a year for four years at any approved Pennsylvania College or University. Funeral services were held monday afternoon for mrs. Villie Dodge. 80. Of Colegrove. Who died Friday night at. The Home of her son Elmer Dodge. Bank St Smethport the services were conducted by a Nephew the Rev. Earl Burdick pallbearers were three grandsons. Milton Melvin and Elmer Dodge or and Bernard Gallup William Leeds and Harlan Baldwin. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Smethport. Mrs. Dodge was born june 2, i860 in Norwich. On april 21. 1886 she was United in marriage to Harry Dodge who died in 1927. She was a member of the Smethport methodist Church. Besides her son. Elmer she is survived by another son William of Colegrove a brother George Rowley of Betula la grandchildren six great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. 50th annual conclave will he held in Bradford july 7, 8, 9 More than to registrations have been made for the 50th annual convention of the Penns Luvania chapter. National association of postmasters which gets underway today and will continue Friday Aud saturday in Bradford. The executive committee of the state group arrived in Bradford on wednesday a number of the delegates win be housed in private Homes As local hotels Are filled to capacity for the three Day session there will be several prominent speakers on the program including James a Farley former postmaster general mayor David Lawrence Pittsburgh the very re Thomas Plassman. President of St Bonaventure College Joseph j Lawler third assistant postmaster general James m Mead former u. S. Senator from new York band concert this thursday evening the Smethport band will feature marches for their concert to be presented this thursday evening in front of the court House j. Johnston will be the director. The following numbers will be played a army and Marine March Quot a March relic Ivson a Toolie Oolie Doolie Quot a dance Ballerina dance Quot a glory of the Yankee Navy Quot a Iron division a Chimes of Normandy a slim trombone Quot a thin red line Quot a you can to be True dear a officer of the Day or it fall. W.�. A j miss Annabel Shields miss Annabel Shields has arrived Here and taken up her duties As assistant Home economics representative in Mckean and Warren counties she will assist miss Jean Mccreary. Home economics Extension representative and will reside in Smethport. To to open during noon hour regular opening losing hours will be continued la John e. Melchor vip in in a a a a. John Melchor lifts taken up his duties As assistant county agent in Mckean and Warren counties. He was recently appointed to the Post and will be associated with county agent w. A Ross in my Kean county. Local bed Cross makes Appeal afghans and pieced quilt tops needed there is need for More afghans in our hospitals for disabled veterans. So the local red Cross chapter has purchased yarn to be made into afghans. Anyone willing to knit six Inch squares for this purpose can secure yarn at the Home of the production chairman. Miss Carrie Day also there will be need for quilts for local use As soon As cold weather begins and the committee would be glad to receive any pieced quilt tops that anyone is willing to donate plans will be made to use these in quilts in the fall. Quaker state corp. Aud Union leaders Sigil new contract Plant employees Are affiliated with Oil workers International museum at Park to receive curios found in Killbuck local musicians take seconds at Shinglehouse the Smethport High school band the Keating band and the Smethport fire department drum and Bugle corps took part in the Parade Friday night at the Shinglehouse old Home week Celebration. The i. Jewett band took first honors and the Orange and Black band took second prize in the band Competition while the Portville fire dept drum and Bugle corps nosed out the local boys in the drum corps Competition. Rain on wednesday ends month Long draught a gentle rain without much electrical display which began wednesday morning broke the draught which started after a rain on May 22 in this locality. The threat to farm crops was ended and lawns and vegetation generally began to perk up some of the local residents even walked in the rain it Felt so Good after being burned to a frazzle for so Many weeks. In the current heat wave the Mercury hit a High of 95 in the Shade on sunday and 94 on the fourth. What it was in the Sun we Don t know because no one wanted to risk breaking their thermometer. But what we Are wondering is what will we talk about now ii the Rains really end the hot humid weather we done to dare Gripe if Rains for a week. Signing of a new contract to run for a year Between management of the Quaker state Oil refining corporations Plant at Farmers Valley and the employees Union local 607, Oil workers International Cio was announced yesterday. Kenneth b. Chase Union Secretary said the contract signed yesterday by Union and management representatives provides for a wage increase of eight to 14 cents and three weeks vacation for members with 20 years service. A company spokesman said the new contract is the fruition of four to six weeks negotiations and will supplement the contract in effect when employees were affiliated with District 50 of the United mine workers. Marjorie up Anchi in leaves for wac i r dining miss Marjorie Spanogle. Daughter of or. And mrs. In h Spanogle of Fulton St., who recently enlisted in the woman a army corps Leit wednesday for Buffalo for induction. From Buffalo miss Spanogle will go to Camp Lee va., tor Basic training. Bile was accompanied to Buffalo by her parents. 900 year old trinkets found by University of Toronto explorer curiae found in Indian burial Mounds recently explored at Killbuck and in Cherry Creek will be added to the museum at Allegany state Park after archaeologist of Toronto Complete their studies of the items it has been announced. Chairman Charles e Congdon state Park commissioner said he was notified by prof. Edmud Carpenter. Instructor of ethnology at the University of Toronto where 900 year old trinkets identified with Hopewell Indian culture Are now under study that a these items rightfully belong in Western new York the Region in which they were prof Carpenter beaded tile research party which on june to disinterred nine human skeletons on the burial Mound of the Lyman Blackmon property near Killbuck and later investigated a similar grave in Chautauqua county. Bones were replaced but the experts took with them native copier ear plates Flint Arrow Heads and other trinkets which were found buried. As a result of a petition presented by tile Mckean county bar association. A number of offices in tile Mckean county court House Are being kept open during the noon hour the closing hour will remain at 5 o clock for All offices except the treasurers which Lias closed at 4 o clock for a number of years. The offices of treasurer Ray e. Youngquist and Register of wills r. E Scott will continue to remain open during the noon hour As has been tile practice for a number of years. The county commissioners and prothonotary Joseph r Carvol h began the new hours on tuesday. All other offices in the court House will maintain the previous schedule of being open from 9 a in. Until 12 noon and from i p. In. Until 5 p in. The saturday closing hour will continue to be 12 noon at All offices. Real estate value Survey underway in Boro the equalization of real estate values in Smethport Borough is being undertaken jointly by members of the Bine the port Borough Council and the Smethport Board of education rather than by a committee appointed by the boards As was first proposed tile purpose of this undertaking is not to increase valuation generally but to review them with the idea of what inequalities if any exist and recommending to the assessor such changes As will be equitable. New director named by vet political unit William Farrel improves after suffering stroke improvement is reported in the condition of we Illiam Farrel who suffered a slight stroke at his Home on Willow St. Last sunday. He was taken to tile Bradford Hospital where he is still a patient. County lawyers attend state bar convention among those from Mckean county who attended the recent annual convention of the Pennsylvania bar association at Bedford were judge Charles g. Hubbard and attorney e. G Potter of Smethport and attorneys Fred d. Gallup and William Gallup of Bradford. Arfa youths at great lakes two Smethport area men. Alan j. Hosmer airman recruit urn son of or and mrs. Leroy Hosmer of Rexford and Kenneth j. Spencer airman recruit. Urn. Son of mrs. Charles a. Spencer or. Of Duke Center. Are undergoing recruit training at the naval training Center great lakes 111. Rummage Sale a rummage Sale of clothing furniture and various other articles will be held in the basement of the methodist Church during the afternoons of july 13th and 14th. George Guncheon of port Allegany was selected to replace sheriff William Reese on the Board of directors of the Mckean county veterans political committee at a meeting held in Kane thursday evening or. Reese resigned from the lost As the representative from port Allegany. Chairman Bernard Lyman of Bradford presided at the session which was attended by about 70 persons. Did automobiles wanted for Parade John Keswick is Parade chairman of to Etc Smethport Eire department s second annual Celebration which will be held july 18-22. Ile is anxious to secure entries of automobiles of 1926 Vintage or prior for participation in the Industrial Parade scheduled for monday night july 18. Anyone knowing where any of these cars can be obtained for the Parade can get in touch with or. Keswick by calling Smethport 399-j or 69. It no. 26 All american service to Start at i. Alton port prizes for pet and costume Parade Are announced two flights each Way Between Pittsburgh Buffalo starts july 25 tentative plans were made last week for a preliminary Celebration marking the inauguration of passenger mall freight and express service at the it. Alton Airport by All american airways. Inc. A luncheon and Celebration will be held sunday july 24, the Day preceding the first Light of All american which is scheduled for monday july 25 plans were made Friday at a meeting of the Airport commission. Bradford City. Mckean county airline. Board of Commerce press and radio representatives at the Penn Hills club tentative arrangements Call for a luncheon Early sunday afternoon july 24. At a place to be announced. The program also provide for Courtesy flights at the Airport at it Alton and other ceremonies at the Field. Attending were mayor Hugh j Ryan chairman Ralph t. Zook vice chairman Hector Buncher oily Hughey Ona Scott of the Airport commission. R. I Sill Secretary manager of the Bradford Board of Commerce William Scott of All american e b Fitzpatrick general manager of the Olean times Herald. And Joseph m Cleary executive editor of Hie Bradford publications inr., and general manager of radio station Webb Bradford. Or Zook said All american plans two flights in each direction daily at the port providing North South service Between Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Besides it Alton intermediate stops will include Butler a. And Dunkirk. N y the line uses dc-3s connections will be available for such Points As Harrisburg Washington and Baltimore. Quaker state Oil official Kafir a Sec e. T. Coleman succeeds Carl Anderson july i Carl j. Anderson superintendent of the Farmers Valley Plant of the Quaker state Oil refining corporation since july 1928, was retired last Friday and placed on the company s pension list. Or Anderson honoured at a testimonial dinner at the fizzell me Givern Camp recently expects to take a trip to his native Sweden within the next year. E t. Coleman assistant superintendent for the past 15 years succeeds or Anderson and George Brown filter House Foreman assumed the passion vacated by or Coleman. Eldred mortician ends to years of service the Warren Mckean Elk funeral directors association honoured e. I Marsh Eldred funeral director. Friday evening on the completion of 60 years service As a mortician at a meeting in Eldred a town Hall. Or Marsh 79 years of age has been in the funeral business in Eldred since july of 1889. Atter graduating from the Westbrook Academy in Olean he entered the mortuary business in Eldred before the Days of embalming. Or Marsh was born in Titusville on july 23, 1869 and has remained a Bachelor throughout his life. Bradford Man lodged Iii jail to await court Maurice Panada of Bradford last tuesday pleaded guilty to a charge of surety of the peace when arraigned before Alderman Anne Higie in Bradford and was held for the next term of criminal court in the sum of $2,000 bail. In default of my he was committed to the Mckea county jail. Panada was taken into custody wednesday morning in Bradford for allegedly firing several charges from a 12-gauge Shotgun. One of the blasts struck the left front wheel and tire of a car. Popular event will be tuesday evening during old Home week the Parade committee of Smethport annual old Home week Celebration. To be held during the week of july 18. Met wednesday evening and completed plans for the costume and pet Parade scheduled for tuesday june 19. Following Are the prizes to a awarded to the winners Best decorated bicycle or trl Cycle first $2.00 second $1.00. Pets a first $2.00 second. $1 of third la of. Fourth $1 of fifth h of. Best group of two first $200 second $1.00. Best group of More than two first $3 00 second. $2 00. Best individual costume a first $3 00, second $2.00 third to seventh. $1 of three special prizes�?$100 each. Candy will be presented to All participants in the Parade. Parade chairman Boswick has requested owners of any automobiles of 1926 or before to Register their ars for participation in the Industrial Parade scheduled for monday july 18. Other features of Smethport old Home week will be wednesday july 20�?veterans Parade. Thursday july 21 a band night. Friday july 22 a firemen Parade. The following Coupon should to filled out As soon As possible by All persons wishing to take part in the costume and pet Parade i wish to enter the costume and pet Parade on tuesday june is. A i signed i Rev. Garlike at St. Luke a Church will Supply Parish during vacation period the Rev. Bernard Garlock Rector of St. Peters episcopal Church in Freehold n. J., who with his wife and son is spending his vacation in july visiting his aunts the misses Garlick of Kasson will Supply the services and other ministrations at St. Luke a episcopal Church we Hile the Rector the Rev Rodney f. Cobb is away on vacation and will celebrate the Parish communion Anco preach each sunday in july at nine a. In. At St. Luke a Church. For. Garlick was born in Smethport in the present rectory of St. Luke s Church grew up Here and went to the ministry from St. Luke a Parish and Many will Welcome this Opportunity of seeing and hearing him again. He May be reached for any special ministrations by phoning 6010r12. Former Smethport lady died Iii Glencoe 111. Or. And mrs. Seth Norman were in Glencoe. Ill. Last week where they attended the funeral services monday for mrs. A. Norman Mother of the former. Mrs. Norman 80 years of age a former Well known Smethport resident died thursday evening june 23, at her Home in Glencoe. Besides her son. Seth she is survived by the following sons and daughters Bert of Lancaster. O. Sigrid Norman. John and Arthur Norman of Chicago mrs. Anna Hansen of Wheaton in. Ellen and Ethel Norman of Glencoe and Edna Florence and Mabel Norman. Local teacher visits in England miss Nancy Lewis popular teacher of languages in the Smethport High school left new York wednesday no the uss Mauretania to visit relatives in engl my

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