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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 21, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a. A now Tim Mckean bin a i we my Tvrz Fly it a a Democrat Voll Ivie 73 e8tabli8hed 171 Smethport pa., thursday july 21, 1949 terms-�?3.50 per year no. 28 r. E. Youngquist is appointed commissioner prominent Mckean c county treasurer will fill Post c related by death of j. Albert c Leveland is pie Mckean county commissioner Mckean county judge Charles g. Hubbard Friday announced the appointment of county treasurer r e. Youngquist As a county commissioner to serve the unexpired term of the late j. Albert Cleveland. Or Youngquist whose term is a Eldred boro., tup. School directors consider merger plans Call for new building in Boro and use of twp. Building the Eldred township school Board held a meeting tuesday evening for the purpose of discussing further the consolidated plan for Eldred Borough and township schools. The first meeting held a week ago was a joint session with no definite decision reached regarding the consolidation the Borough Board has already voiced its approval of the setup attending the gathering were born in Kush Equa. A. June 15.1 Mckean county superintendent of 1899. Or. Youngquist moved to Public schools r. P. Barnhart and Kane in 1904 he was graduated As county treasurer expires at the end of a his year immediately forwarded hts resignation to governor James Duff of Pennsylvania. Gov Duff will appoint a successor to or Youngquist As county treasurer. Or. Youngquist s term As county. Commissioner runs until the first monday in january of 1952. Besides or Youngquist the Board of county commissioners is now composed of Orvel s. Scott and j b Callahan. The operation of the commissioner s office is not new to or. Youngquist for he served As assistant clerk in that department from 1929 through 1937 prom 1938 until 1941 he was Deputy treasurer under treasurer John policy and from 1942 to 1945 under treasurer Andy Anderson. He was elected county treasurer in 1945 and took office in january n Floyd k. Steiner re elected red toss chairman other officers named at meeting held last thursday night the annual meeting of the Smethport chapter of the american red Cross for the election of directors was held in the Hamlin Bank and i Trust company building thursday evening. July 14 the nominating committee presented the following list of nominees f k Steiner. J a. Lindholm c i Vav i Ellbridge Carlie a Day Frank b Fay r. K Palmer Mark Bur Gens e r. Gallup e j Mon cd mrs Kenneth Daugherty h j Rice mrs l a mix. Or i Hagman. Or m Anderson. Mrs Edgar Coleman j mrs. Leo Hackett mrs. Geo Thompson. Miss Wyona Wilcox the list As presented by the nominating committee was elected firemen sold Home week a big Success in Smethport rotary Hub Assembly will be held july 27th parades Are highlights of Celebration area school bands will Parade tonight while Tri county firemen will March Friday night Bill Barton explains Park development plan to rotary members Twenty seven rotarians and guests were present at the luncheon meeting of the Smethport rotary Alfred Kleisath. F a f Jub monday noon at the colonial Dave Pytcher Alber hotel. President Wilbur Best an be held at the colonial hotel at 7 bounced that club Assembly would of Rock wednesday evening july 27 All officers and chairmen of committees were urged to attend this the Smethport fire departments second annual old Home week Celebration got off to a Good Start monday evening at 7 30 of clock when the Industrial Parade took place. No estimate was made of the number of spectators who lined main St. Through the business Section but All were High in their Praise for Iva the number of displays in tile Parade. Tuesday nights fantastic and pet Parade was held up for Over an hour because of the sudden rain storm at 7 of clock. Til. Urls carnival la hold Bradford Era photo r. E. Youngquist from Kane High school in 1917 and after leaving school became then assistant superintendent c. Felt the proper system includes the consolidation of the Eldred Borough 3 persons Hurt As David Murray 2, truck overturns titled with the Pennsylvania rail. And township school districts with Road for foul years. J one governing body composed of prior to entering the commission a representation from both groups or s office As assistant clerk he and the erection of a new school worked for the Sakura bilk com i building in Eldred Borough . Kane. From 1921 until 1926 this building would be used for and for the interstate window Glass seventh and eighth grades and High co. Kane from 1927 until 1929 during world War ii. He served in the army medical corps for several months. Until his marriage to Catharine Donovan of Smethport last april school students from both the Borough and township and would also House the first four grades of Borough children. The present township school building would be used for the first four 18, or. Youngquist had resided in grades for township students and Kane or and mrs. Youngquist now make their Home on King Lireet. Smethport. Eldred Man observes 90th birthday Charles Carey of Eldred this past week observed his 90th birthday an Niver Ary. He is a life Long resident of Eldred township having been born in Slack hollow. He is very Active for his age. He is a staunch Republican and has been judge of election in Eldred township for 27 years. He takes Pride in the fact that he has never missed voting at an election since be was 21 years old. He has been a member of the Grange for 45 years first joining the Coryell in Grange. He has attended eight state Grange conventions and has filled several offices in that organization. 45 scouts Register for second week of Camp d d. Blanchard boy scout executive of the Ely lick Council v hich is composed of scout troops from Mckean Potter and Cameron counties announced sunday night that 45 boys had registered to attend the second week camping period at the memorial scout reservation at Farmers Valley. Close to 200 boys Are expected to use the camping facilities at some time during the three week camping period which opened on july to the largest group of 72 is scheduled to arrive on sunday july 24, for the final week of the session. Bradford woman Driver held for liminal court miss Rosmond Friedman Bradford a ordered held thursday Foi the next term of Mckean county criminal court for failing to Stop at the scene of an Accident. Police paid miss Friedman waived hearing before police magistrate Anne Hugic in Bradford after entering a plea of not guilty to the charge. Miss Friedman was arrested following her implication in an Accident tuesday afternoon in Bradford when the car she was operating is alleged to have struck mrs. Ruth Heidrick. 45, and her daughter Mary aged 6i Bradford. Fifth and six grades for both town ship and Borough. The expenses for both schools would be paid from one fund with the Money being raised through taxation. The plans also suggests taxation to be unified through the entire District the amount levied based on the number of students attending. The new school would facilitate the expansion of educational system in the High school and would incorporate the following regular academic courses shop Home economics physical education Art. And commercial course. Miss Ruth Marsh arrives in Germany miss Ruth Marsh daughter of or and mrs. Homer Marsh of Farmers Valley has arrived safely in Nuernberg Germany according to a cablegram received by her parents sunday. Miss Marsh who was an officer in the woman a army corps in the recent War. Has accepted a special service position with the government in Germany. Her address is Wetzler military Post. Apo 169. Post master new York. Mrs. Thomas yoga ii Dies in Utica n. Y. Family Enro Ute to East Smethport three per sons. Suffered minor injuries at 4 a in. Tuesday when their Light 1946 truck left route 59, 17 Miles North of Kane and overturned. State police from the Kane substation identified the victims As Claude k Wuttig 8. His son. Clifford Wittig 17, and his daughter. Grace 19. Of suburban Dearborn Mich. State police quoted the elder or. Wittig As saying that he was forced off the Highway by an oncoming car and lost control of the truck the wit Tigs said they were moving to East Smethport a number of household items and farm implements on a Wagon being towed by the truck were strewn Over the area the elder or. Wittig received body contusions and lacerations of the leg while Hist of children suffered body bruises they were treated at the Warren general Hospital and then released. Tumbles from roof of main St. Building announce birth or and mrs. Earl Kohler of Buffalo announce the birth of a baby boy born monday july 18 the new arrival who weighed 6 pounds. 7 ounces is the grandson of mrs. Agnes Vickers of Smethport. Fractures wrist in fall mrs. Leila Schroth r who was visiting at the Home of her Mother mrs Ray Abbey last weekend fell saturday morning in the House and fractured her wrist. Mrs. Schroth immediately returned to Bradford where the fracture was reduced at Bradford Hospital. Resumed in a few weeks the Secretary was authorized to order a swimming and diving Quot and a life saving and water safety Quot books for the group that is taking the course in water safety at the port Allegany Pool. A meeting of newly elected do # mar a rectors followed the general meet Liri Iva i i h i4 a ill int the following officers were oui Vivas fit i i i Cill ejected or the ensuing term chapter chairman of k Steiner. Vice chairman Carl Hagman. Secretary Mark Burgess treasurer Frank b Fay. Or. Steiner announced that the David Murray two year old son chairmen of the various standing of or and mrs. William Murray committees would be appointed at did a tumbling act tuesday after Tjie next meeting. Noon that was t on the program for old Home week. He suffered a fracture of tile right upper leg when he crawled from an open window in the third floor Murray apartment in the Lindgren building to the adjoining roof of the Hull grocery store building and fell 35 feet to the ground in the rear of the store miss Evelyn Wright clerk in the grocery store found the boy and called Robert Hull who carried the youngster to or. Murray a office or. Murray examined his son then took him to Kane Community Hospital where a rays showed that the right femur a Bone in the upper leg. Was fractured. David narrowly missed hitting a Large Rock and a Metal pipe in his fall to the ground. Production chairman. Miss Carrie i dinner meeting. A Day reported tha yarn had been Fellowship chairman Herbie Lar purchaser and production introduced the following guests t Clarence o. Swanson and Harold something like this was bound to happen i some time ago Street commissioner Stravino had the fire hydrant in town painted a deep Orange color so the fire laddies could spot them better when the Call came. Leave it to the youngsters with better a vision Quot. They saw the Orange color and Visioned Black along with it to produce the she colors the other morning several of the hydrants were painted with Black stripes and had they been a Little neater would have been an artistic Job chief of jolted James Mccabe acting on a Hunch that he was going to swear out a warrant for tile Quot artists if they did no to report to him and the results a half dozen High school girls apologized to him they will repaint the hydrants and just to be generous the chief says they can paint the top of the hydrants Black thereby keeping the school colors for All to see. Curtis of Warren Herbert or Johnson and r Mcgroder of Kane and l l Patchen of Bradford birthday greetings were extended to three club members Bill Barton. J. Alfred Johnson and e. G Potter. Bill Barton discussed the project of developing a Park area on the site known As Quot the he showed an elaborate plan for the development of this area which was prepared ten years ago. The present movement is being sponsored by or. And mrs. Barton. Or. And mrs. Orville Smith and Robert Kerr. Tile immediate objective is to Clear the area and provide facilities for Pinto parties. The Hope is that eventually the Fine Posi Billies of tile site will be fully developed a Booth will be set up during Quot old Home week and suggestions and donations toward the project solicited Many citizens have expressed their interest in tile movement and the sponsoring group Hopes for substantial Progress in the next few weeks Mckean county will entertain a. State Grange organization will meet Iii Kane oct. 25,26,27 committees named registration office open saturday afternoon committee Are As follows for the first time in Grange history the state organization will hold its annual sessions in Mckean county. The meeting is fix a for october 25. 26 and 27 in Kane local Grange organizations in Tioga Potter and Warren counties will help in entertaining this great riveting which has an attendance of about fifteen Hundred delegates guests and friends of the order but the bulk of the work in preparing for the meeting will be done by local organizations. Tile Kane chamber of Commerce and the Mckean county Pomona Grange Are busily making preliminary preparations for the october meeting Pomona master j t. Haynes of Eldred has appointed a county wide committee composed of subordinate Grange members to arouse interest in every local Community and in every Grange in the county Granges represented and the individual membership of tills tile Mckean county court House will be open until 6 of clock saturday afternoon. June for the convenience of voters who wish to Register saturday is the last Day to Register to vote at the september 13 primaries. Coleville wins easy tile Coleville team had an easy time defeating the Smethport entry in a Mckean Junior league game Friday. Tile score was 20 to 1. Batteries Coleville Schwab and Bishop Smethport. Mccord Bor Geson and Houck. They handle plans for Smethport n old Home week mrs. Thomas Vogan 42. Sister of Frank Bickel of Smethport died suddenly tuesday morning. July 12. At her Home in Utica n y survivors include besides her husband four sons Ray of Sandy Lake and Darrell. Samuel and Carl at Heinie four Brothers. Floyd and Arthur Bickel of Oil City Frank Bickel of Smethport and Carl Birke of Demp Seyton. Kotlier of mrs. Lineman died Iii Altoona Hospital mrs. Anna Nophsker Mother of mrs. A z. Hileman died in mercy Hospital Altoona. Tuesday at. 5 30 a. In., where she had been a patient Vilice february 5th. Funeral services will be held at new Bethlehem. Friday afternoon. Eldred Grange a or. And mrs. J t Havnes. Keating Grange a Beaman Hyde and Alfred Kleisath. Lafayette Grange a or and mrs. Henry Gustafson. Leaf Dale Grange a or. And mrs. We alter Berridge. Liberty Grange Orin Freer. Mrs. Emory Johnson and mrs. Verua Stephen. Mountain Orange a Frank Bart and Cletus Carlson. Norwich Grange a mrs. Albert Green and Norma Pettenati. Turtle Point or. And mrs. James Carlson. Valley Grange mrs. Bertha scow Den. W s Wandover. Geo. Rockefeller c. W. Lillibridge h. J. Rice. West Branch Grange mrs. Paul Madison and mrs. Lucie blimey. A preliminary meeting of this committee was held in the grand jury room of the court House Friday. July 15. Mckean county a quota of a class of 1,000 to be initiated into the sixth degree was fixed at 500. Daughter born monday or. And mrs. Thomas o Brien of w. Main St. Are parents of a daughter bom at 10 30 of clock monday evening july 18, at Kane Community Hospital the men pictured above Are members of the committee handling the details of the Smethport old Home week Celebration which opened monday evening with an Industrial Parade. First Row. Left to right Fred Heinlein president of the Smethport fire depart ment c. F. Megivern vice president of the firemen a. Z. Hileman chairman of the auditing committee w. L. Pierotti sr., Secretary Bradford Era photo of the fire department l. A. A a Laughlin chief of the fire department. Back Row left to right John f. Boswick chairman of the Parade committee f. H Biever chairman of the Celebration committee Israel Starsky publicity George Brown treasurer of the Celebration committee / Blue c Ross rates will be raised subscribers to Blue Cross hospitalization plan in Smethport and other Western Pennsylvania conv main titles will have to More Money beginning sept i. The Hospital service association of Pittsburgh says family subscribers will be assessed 50 cents More a month and that individual subscribers will 15 cents Mote. Bradford mail named District legion head Robert Denning retiring commander of Bradford Post 108, american legion sunday was unanimously elected commander of the 23d District american legion at a District caucus held in Bradford. He will serve a two year term. The 23d District comprises Mckean. Cameron Centre and Clearfield counties with 26 pasts boasting a membership of More than 10,000 legionnaires. Fig Forth at the grounds on East water St and is enjoying a Good patronage they will show each evening this week. Participating in the Parade monday night were Roy Hutchinson of the Becco ranch Riding his horse is Marshall followed by Burgess John a. Lindholm in Kathleen quirks car. Others were 1917 Ford owned by Todd motor sales of Eldred three Oldsmobile from the w. E. Kerr Agency. Masser hardware truck with Tappan stove mounted on Back with Bill Burdick As chef a 1915 Ford owned by Keystone garage of port Allegany Connors cleaners truck several tractors from w. E. Kerr s Agency with the Drivers be ing Young girls dressed in far Merette outfits also a Crosley car a 1911 Sears car driven by its owner we. Penn of Cyclone with his wife As passenger Holmes amp Gilfillan truck. 1924 Ford Sedan owned by the Keystone garage Backus Novelty co. Display in operation with a press punching out Zippo lighter cases. Sterling Oil truck 1913 Overland owned and operated by Herbert Lundgren of Kane the Mobil Gas truck a Surry owned by mrs. Dorothy a i by and hauled by the Leet team of horses Joe a cleaners truck. Peterson Agency tractors a 1923 Ford owned by Robert Digel Smethport garage towing car 1928 Mcfarland car owned by the Bessie Scanlan est., a Dodge truck. Cleveland garage car j. Alfred Johnson truck with display Johnson a Christmas display mounted on car and a 1908 intern tonal truck owned by Stillman Wells and the Smethport Auto parts truck. All the cars of old Vintage were operated on their own Power and created quite a stir among the onlookers. The oldest vehicle was the 1908 International truck which was driven from Shinglehouse under its own Power by Don Gallup. The horse drawn Surrey u reported to be Over too years of age. Harold Reynolds won first prize for the Best pet in the pet and costume Parade tuesday night. Other pet prizes were Dale Elliott. Largest pet Nancy and Luar Lotte Keester smallest pet Bonnie Williams most unusual pet Jack Pickersgill funniest pet Verna Huffman was first in the Bike division with Cathleen and Peggy o Brien second. William Cooper Iii As Huckleberry finn won first prize for Best costume. Virginia Bayer was second. Other costume prizes were most original Richard Mahon most unusual Karen Johnson As Tarzan continued on Page four Bradford mail shot by police held for court Donald Cartey 34, who was shot by a police officer Early on the morning of july 5th, will await grand jury action at the next term of Mckean county criminal court following his plea of guilty before Alderman Anne Higie in Bradford saturday to a charge of obstructing a police officer in the execution of a process. He was released on his own recognizance for his appearance to the criminal term of court. The charge against Cartey is the aftermath of an incident in his Home when Lieut. Leith Dennis of the Bradford police department shot Cartey in the right Arm As the Lathier came at him with a Butcher knife and a chair. The police officer was investigating a complaint that Cartey had threatened his family

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