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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 14, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Amp amid Kos Tom paper Mckean a a a Vav buy i us it naturally Buff. Fcflg�3lfeg Democrat a Villi. Issax volume 73 established 1b7� so eth fort pa., thursday july 14, 1919 teems Bim per fear no. 27 Smethport to observe Home coming week a full week of entertainment with a Parade scheduled for each evening at 7 30 c Arl Ferris carnival signed for event plans Are about completed for the second old Home week Celebration of the Smethport fire department which opens in Smethport monday july 18. And continues through the week a feature of the Industrial Parade which will take place on the opening night. July 18. Will he a number of old Model automobiles which Haven to been on the Road for Many years. Smethport industries and Busine s places will be represented by exhibits. Among the old cars will be an International automobile of the Vintage of 1908 this car is owned by a Patty from Ceres and is sure to attract a lot of attention another car that will recall the old Days will be a Mcfarland owned by n w Heine Mann and one of the Quot younger cars will be a 1911 Franklin owned by a fort Allegany party and displayed by the Allison Buick of Smethport. Before the Days of the automobiles carriages were the style at the turn of the Century and Dorothy Malby has entered a Carriage or cab that will recall memories to the older people. On tuesday evening a pet and costume Parade is scheduled which always proves a most interesting evening As the imagination of the youngsters and oldsters cannot be foreseen veterans will hold the spotlight for the wednesday night activities. Many Fine outfits Are expected to participate for the prizes offered. Crack High school bands from this area will take part in the thursday night Parade. Some of the units signifying their intentions of attending Are from Bolivar. N y. Portville. N. Y., Shinglehouse. John Sonburg. Otto township port Allegany Smethport and Keating township. Local bands will not participate for prizes. Friday night will be the highlight of the weeks Celebration when practically All of the marching units of the Tri county area plus be Era from new York state will participate in probably one of the largest firemen a parades Ever to be staged in Smethport. All parades will Start at 7 30 p. In. St follow ing the parades visitors will find a full evening of fun at the Carl Ferris shows which will be showing All week on water Street. The Ferris shows largest Ever to be brought to the county seat will feature nine of the latest Type of rides plus Many other interesting and unusual attractions. An interesting display at the Smethport Auto parts store show window will be Pennsylvania Auto plates dating Back to 1914 and up to 1948. Play Ere selected for All Star game july 17th team will play James City me league leaders at stadium at the beginning of this season an All Star Ball game was arranged to be played Between the team at the head of the Mckean Elk league on july 8. And players to be picked from seven other teams. The league Leader on this Date is James City the game has been arranged to be played on sunday. July 17th. At Mccoy stadium at 3 p. In three players have been picked by the committee from each of the seven teams to play the James City team and the following is a list of the players to oppose James City manager Don Milhisler flew catchers Storrer of Wilcox i b pics of Crosby and a Ward of Rew. Pitchers t. Carl of it jew j Ett j. Neeley of Rew Cunningham of Crosby e of Neil of Bradford and Tanty of Lewis run. First base Sankner of Lewis run. Peterson of of. Jewett and g. Ward of Rew s e c o n b base of Neil of Bradford f Larson of of. Jewett we. Clark of Rew. Third Rase o Eley of Rew. W Johnson of Crosby Upthegrove of Smethport. Short Stop Shelley of Rew Polinsky of Wilcox and t. Keane of Bradford. Left it eld Bob Paul of of Jewett Jones of Rew Billings of Crosby. Center Field l pics of Crosby Kelsic of Wilcox and Pecora of Smethport right Field b Alexis of of Jewett d Frigo of Lewis run and b Rizzuti of Bradford. Coaches we Keane of Bradford and r Eley of Rew. C. L. Burt of Smethport is president of the Mckean Elk league. Caffofo the Climax. A. Our Bat la off to the reflow on Tho right who Hee gone Tho ladle one Benet to Bony headgear. But the Bird on the hat of Carmen. New York Model left would make Quot the Bird on a Elllen a hat of the Gay we Taka a Hack Roost Carmen s Quot Sterlet Chanticleer Quot won ant prise at the Bao of the Birde at new tort s Waldorf Astoria. The Man in a senior at the Rel Hersity of Rome having a last fling before it scholars Settle Down to serious Blady following a fiesta that included a ceremony it the Capa. Whether this Wacky chapeaux won a prix or not to unknown. Ii is trimmed with coins dolls Heads Model air planes and a Model horse drawn fire engine. Details for �?�-1-Day Doe season Are outlined gospel meetings at local Church a the evangelical Mission Church which is located on Pine St. Smethport is having a series of gospel meetings which began tuesday evening they will continue Over tuesday evening. July 19. With meetings every night at 8 p. In. Except saturday. Or. Gilbert Stenholm whose father lived and worked in Smethport years ago is the speaker at these meetings. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University at Greenville s. C. He now teaches at this University Anc is chairman of the Christian education and Christian Mission departments he is president of the University alumni association. The friends of the local Church As Well As the Public Are cordially invited to attend these meetings. Important meeting of red Cross tonight a meeting of the Smethport chapter of the american fled Cross will be held this thursday evening july 14. At eight of clock in the Hamlin Bank and Trust company building in Smethport. This is the annual meeting for the election of directors and All who belong to the organization Are eligible to attend. In the past the officers have found it difficult to get a quorum for this meeting. You Are urged to attend and help to select the directors for the coming year. Many local children at fort Allegany fool Albert j. Harrington athletic director of the Smethport Community playgrounds for school children from the 4th Grade up reports that 135 Smethport children went to port Allegany last Friday for swimming electricity will be off wednesday afternoon while the business places in town Are taking the regular half Holiday next wednesday the Democrat office Force will too but we will have to work extra to make up the lost time. The Borough electric company has announced that electric service will be interrupted from i to 5 p. M july 20th to enable them to reconstruct High voltage lines. If the weather is unsatisfactory that Day the work will be done the next wednesday. Accepts position miss Margaret Ponikvar of Jamestown spent the weekend at the Home of or and mrs. Paul Nourse. Miss Ponikvar recently graduated from Jamestown business College and accepted a position in a Law office in Jamestown child baptized Ronald Louis Smedley,4, son of or. And mrs. Win Bur Lewis smed Ley of Farmington mich., was baptized sunday morning at the Smethport methodist Church. The child smother is the former Jessie May Leake of Smethport. Resident Hunting licenses to Cost s3.15, upped from $2.00 a one Day open season on Antler less Deer tops the 1949 Hunting menu handed to Pennsylvania nimrods by the state game commission while Only a Day in length the placing of Doe and Antler less Bucks in the Legal Quarry category assures Hunters plenty of action for their first year under the higher License fee in 1947. Last time the restriction was relaxed the kill was 60.000 in a single Day compared to 30.000 for the 10-Day Buck season. Pennsylvania a Hunting licenses will Cost 13 15 for resident Hunters and $25 for out of state nimrods instead of the previous $2 and $15 fees. The Buck season this year will run from nov. 28 to dec. 9 a need for balancing the Herd and reducing it consistent with the natural food Supply was listed by the commission for the special open season Only one Deer either antlered or not is the Legal bag limit. Any coun-1 to May forego the Antler less season by a petition of the majority of its Hunters and Farmers. The Small game season As in other years opens nov. I and ends nov. 26. Tills includes rabbits Grey Black and Fox squirrels male ring neck pheasants and wild Turkey. The Bear season opens no. 14 and closes nov. 19. In order that grouse May continue their comeback a curtailed season again was declared. The dates Are nov. 1-3 and 10-12. Bobwhite and hungarian partridges May be taken nov. I through i nov. 12 the Turkey season extends from nov. 1-26 but the season ends on nov. 12 in Cameron. Clearfield Clinton Elk Jefferson. Lycoming Mckean Potter. Snyder Sullivan Tioga and Union counties. In addition. Part or All All of 25 counties Are closed to Turkey shooting. Snowshoe rabbits May be hunted from dec. 19 to Jan. 2 with raccoons in season from nov. I through feb. I. Hunting will not be allowed on sundays and shooting on nov i May not Start before 9 a. In. Regular shooting hours Are from 7 a. In. To 5 p. Rn., except from july i to sept. 30 when the hours Are from 6 a. In. To 7 30 p. Rn., of a astern Standard time. Program Given for tonight s band concert a j. Johnston will direct the Smethport band in another summer concert this evening in front of the court House. The following numbers will be presented Quot Globe Trotter a a March religion so a Toolie Woolle Doolie a a glory of the Yankee Navy Quot a a Chimes of Normandy a slim trombone a a dance Ballerina dance a on the Square March Quot a Ami a Osirene a officer of the Dave committee plans improvements to veterans Park local Young people will explain flans at Celebration next week it. I1. Bes installed rotary club head j tribute paid to memory of j. A. C Leveland Wilbur p Best was installed As president of the Smethport rotary club at the luncheon meeting in the colonial hotel on monday. Past president Leonard Johnson presided at the meeting and presented the incoming president with the official pin. Fred Gallup payed tribute to the memory of j. Albert Cleveland who for Many years was a member of the Smethport rotary club. W. W. Barnum presented president Wilbur Best with a five year perfect attendance award. Pamphlets answering questions on the various phases of compulsory health insurance were distributed four rotarians from port Allegany l. Anderson a. D. Baker Art Ellison and Claude Berg attended the meeting. Daughter born a daughter was born july 5 at the Olean general Hospital to or. And mrs. Gerald Raub of Olean. The baby has been named Sandra Louise. Mrs. Raub is the daughter of or. And mrs John Oberg or Smethport. Charles Faes Hin t at Crosby chemical Plant Charles Faes. 17. Of Crosby is a patient at the Kane Community Hospital where he is being treated for injuries sustained at to a. In Friday at the Crosby Plant of the Susquehanna chemical co. Faes suffered a fractured right Arm and the loss of a Finger on his left hand in an Accident that occurred while he was uncoupling cars at the Plant. Return to Smethport or and mrs. Henry Eberts who have been making their Home in Niagara returned to Smeton port and Are occupying their residence on Hilton ave. Their daughter. Mrs. Blayne Parker and family who have been living in the Ebert House have built a new Home adjacent to the Ebert property. An organization called the Smethport Parks and gardens committee recently formed Here deserves the support of every local and Vicinity citizen. Their aim is to restore veterans Park and make it a place of Beauty where the Public May gather for relaxation and enjoyment in the out of doors. They have consulted with the Smethport Borough Council several organizations and Many interested Peon file of the Community and will have the backing of these groups. The committee will have a Booth on main St. During the firemen sold Home week next week and will be glad to explain their project they Are going to need donations of Money and labor. The originators of this excellent idea Are or. And mrs. William Barton or. And mrs. Orvel Smith or. And Robert Kerr. Their ideas for improvements can to be completed in one season but with the help of the Community they expect to make the Park a spot where All May go for picnics family reunions and other gatherings. The Lay of the land with the Hamlin Lake surrounding is a natural setting for a Park. New building to be erected Oil water St. W. E. Kerr local dealer in farm machinery has everything in readiness for the erection of a steel and aluminium building on his lot at the Corner of East and water streets. A fill has been made for the floor to above Street level so As to be out of the flood danger and the Concrete foundation has been Laid or. Kerr says he expects the material to arrive most any Day now. The building will be 40x80 feet in size and the front part will contain a show room for the Oldsmobile ears for which he has Hie Agency. The old warehouse on East St. Will be used for a repair shop. Herzog co. On vacation employees in the Mica and toy divisions of the r. W. Herzog co. Will Start a two weeks vacation this evening. Infant baptized John Robert Apple infant son of or. And mrs. Robert b. Apple was baptized sunday at St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church the pastor father Urban s. Barrett officiated. Miss Jean o Connor and Phillip Hickey were godparents for the child. Court House closed the Mckean county court House closed tuesday afternoon in respect to the memory of j. Albert Cleveland commissioner whose funeral was that afternoon. To Riding Albert Cleveland to Mark Alln american service Ulm Soi to cirt attack Buffalo Pittsburgh air service will Start at it Alton july 25th the christening of an air plane named a the City of Bradford will highlight ceremonies sunday july 24. At the Bradford Mckean Airport at it Alton nine mlle a West of Smethport inaugurating North South passenger mail and express service by the All american airways inc. This will give Mckean county another major airline to join the United air lines which on sept 8 1948. Inaugurated an East West air service for passengers mall and express. The Bradford aviation commission on tuesday met in Bradford and with chairman Ralph j. Zook presiding set a tentative program to precede the official inaugural flight of All american airways on monday morning july 25 the Public ceremonies on july-24 will include a luncheon at the Penn Hill a club at i pm followed by a radio broadcast of the program Over stations web am pm. At the luncheon program Bradford a mayor Hugh j. Ryan will act As master of ceremonies. After introducing dignitaries in attendance remarks will be Given by Orvel Scott. Mckean county commissioner. And a member of the aviation commission. Joseph Fitch Bradford manager of the United air lines. The main address will be delivered by Robert love president of the Alf american airways. Further activities will be held at the it. Alton Airport Between 3 o clock and 3 30 p in. The program at the Field will include the christening of the Quot City of Bradford Airship talks by Albert Wessel. Regional division representative of the civil aeronautics authority Dave Johnson chairman of the Pennsylvania aeronautics commission major j. F Coons of the civil aeronautics Board and h. E Boncher. General chairman of the building committee of the aviation committee the state has announced that representatives of the air Branch of the National guards will be dispatched to the it Alton port for an exhibition and Maneu vers. The All american airways has also consented to make Courtesy flights on sunday. Invitations have been sent to outstanding dignitaries throughout the United states. These include u. S. Senators Edward Martin and Francis Myers of Pennsylvania. Congressman Robert Rich governor James Duff District state senator Janies Berger Mckean county assemblyman Albert Johnson. Invitations also have been sent to Industrial commercial and business representatives in the United states to attend the program. The aviation commission on motion of h w. Loveland passed a Resolution expressing deep regret on the death of j. Albert Cleveland. Mckean county commission and a member of the aviation commission since its inception. J. Albi it Cleveland five buy Seoul troops Al lamp at Farmers Valley Backus Plant will close monday for vacation Hie Backus Novelty co. Will shut Down monday to allow their employees a vacation. The company workers will be Given a weeks vacation while Hie Sylvania workers will take an additional week. Popular county commissioner and Leader in county Republican circles succumbed to heart attack at Kane Hospital saturday the Community was saddened saturday when word was received of the death of county commissioner j. Albert Cleveland who died of a heart attack at 9 45 o clock saturday morning in Kane Community Hospital where he had been admitted a few hours earlier. Or Cleveland who was in the second year of his third term As county commission had been ill with virus pneumonia in the Spring and had not been Able to work during Prii and Mav but had resumed his duties at the court House last month. He was born in Kane March 25, 1888. The son of the late William and Rebecca Shea Cleveland Pioneer Mckean county reagent. He received his education at my Jewett High school. Mercersburg Academy Brvant Stratton business College in Buffalo and Brown University. During his years St Mercersburg and Brown he Wras in outstanding member of the varsity football squads and while at Mercersburg was cited by Walter Camp for his athletic ability. Alter leaving College he engaged in the drilling contracting business with his father and the late Arthur Wilson in the firm known As Wilson and co he wag still Active in this business at the time of his death. Or. Cleveland married Anne Berg on september 2, 1914 in Buffalo. Always an Active Republican he took a leading role in the affairs of the gop party in both the county and state. He served As Borough councilman from 1930 until 1934 and during his tenure he spearheaded a major Street improvement project for this Community which culminated in the paving of All principal streets in the Borough in 1932. Or. Cleveland was elected clerk of the court of Quarter sessions in 1933. Serving in that capacity until 1938 when he was responsible for having that office combined with the position of prothonotary. He was elected to his first term As county commissioner in 1939. He was a member of the legislative committee of the state association of county commissioners and promoted much progressive legislation enacted in Harrisburg. He served on the Mckean county Republican committee and also held membership in the following organizations Mckean county Lodge 388, free and accepted masons Coudersport consistory zem zem Temple Erie the elks Lodge and eagles aerie of Bradford Moose Lodge of port Allegany Smethport Volunteer fire department. Central District Pennsylvania firemen Smethport country and rotary clubs. Or. Cleveland was a director of the Smethport Community Chest and last fall served As chairman of the annual Chest drive a capacity he filled two other years for Many years he was a director of the Mckean county fair association. On sept. I 1941, while inspecting the fair track for the continued on Page four first week of summer Camp got underway monday five boy scout troops comprising 67 boys Are using the facilities of memorial scout reservation near Farmers Valley for the first weekly Camp period according to d. D. Blanchard Camp director troop represented Are troop 49, Custer City James Seybert scoutmaster troop 7. Kane. Lloyd Rex Cut scoutmaster. Hoop 15, Rexford Robert merry scoutmaster troop 21. Kane Gene Swanson scoutmaster assisted by Walter Anderson and Tom Cadden troop 46. Derrick City. O k. Metz scoutmaster. Members of or Blanchard a staff Are James t. Akeley program director Robert Chilicote troop 5, Bradford waterfront director Tom Mclernan. East Smethport assistant waterfront director. O. K. Metz Emporium provisional scoutmaster. Dick Milford Kane commissary director Jack Milford Kane and Jack Mague Kane Kitchen Bob Heineman Eldred scout Craft director John Moran nature and handicraft director Edgar funnier Shinglehouse and Lawrence Miller Eldred provisional senior patrol leaders. School playground has enrolment of he Dairy Goat association met in port Allegany the second meeting of the interstate Dairy Goat association was held at the Home of Mary c. Shelley in port Allegany. Plans were made for a dinner featuring Goat products to be held at the Home of v. E. Dixon in Little Genesee on july 16 the association now has 16 members and others have indicated their interest. At the meeting there was one visitor. Backus Novelty co. Building progressing the building project at the Backus Novelty co., which got underway some time ago is progressing according to schedule. The old wooden building is being torn Down and a new Concrete Block binding one Story High with basement is being erected in its place. The summer playground at the school is enjoying a very Good season. According to mrs. Daugherty supervisor. She reports 86 Young ters enrolled with a daily attendance of 36. The afternoons Are spent in doing handicraft work such As making Felt scuffs Macaroni bracelets and necklaces and braiding rugs. Mrs. Daugherty was surprised to find that out of the three score youngsters in attendance not one knew the pleasant pastime of skipping rope. Late Rex its have it that Denny Gustafson. Joss Megivern and Andria Benson Are the champs. The playground is closed on tuesdays and fridays of each week while mrs. Daugherty accompany the older children to the port Pool. Sheriff Reese at state association convention sheriff and mrs. William Reese have been in Pittsburgh this week where or has been presiding Over the annual convention of Pennsylvania sheriffs. Sheriff Reese who has been president of the Pennsylvania association of sheriffs will be succeeded by Allegheny county sheriff Walter c. Monaghan. Cyclone and Crosby lose Iii Junior games the Hazelhurst Junior baseball team walloped Cyclone 12 to 4 Mon Day night at Cyclone. Hazelhurst had 12 runs nine hits and two Erros while Cyclone had four runs six hits and four errors. Batteries for Hazelhurst were Paul and Adair and for Cyclone. Owens Willoughby and Hinchman. The same evening Coleville Defeated Crosby 6-3 at Crosby. Batteries for Coleville were Carnahan and Bova and for Crosby Poklar Anc Billings. Circle will hold ice Cream social Circle 3 of the methodist churl will hold an ice Cream social nex thursday evening july 21. On the Lawn of John comes residence main St. Ice Cream cake hot dog hamburgers and Coffee can be of tamed. Your patronage is solid tee in Case of rain the social will b held Friday evening

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