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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 28, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. Hal Okemi gum in $umj1empapea Mckean buy us m naturally tart it to a to. Is Democrat volume 73 established in Smethport a thursday july 28, 1949 tf.rmst�?13.50 per tear no. 29 four local men seek school Board Post two to be elected at september primary no other contest listed the race for nominations to the Smethport school Board appears to be the Only local contest at the sept. 13 primary election the county commissioners office monday at 5 p. for filing petitions announced unofficially that w a Ross Republican Herman r. Rice Republican. John e Sinclair Republican and or. P. E Muenter Republican desire a seat on the school Board to which Only two Are to be elected John a Lina Noim present Burgess of Smethport was the Only one who filed for that Job. Others whose names will appear on the voting machines for Borough offices Are councilmen a four to be elected Fred a Herriman Republican William e Kerr Republican c. L Burt Republican and Bernard r Huffman Republican. Herriman and Burt Are incumbents. Auditor one to be elected. R m Dunn. Republican. Justice of the peace one to be elected Earl r Gallup. Rep Toucan incumbent. In the county wide political scene four candidates have filed for county treasurer they Are Andy Anderson were important it re port Allegany Lloyd mule Thill service. Smethport people patronize airways Lun Arians told Albert Vav. Johnson optimistic Over it. Alton Airport rotarian Albert w. Johnson spoke at the meeting of the Smethport to j tar club in the colonial hotel monday noon he reported on the recent Celebration which marked the opening of North South service at i the it. Alton Airport nine Miles West of Smethport he pointed out the importance of this project for Mckean county and mentioned some possible lines of development the demand for air service to Date has far exceeded expectations there is a possibility that air units of the National guard May be established at the local Airport at some future Date. Of special interest to local to tartans As the fact that twelve and j a half per cent of passenger traffic to Date has come from Smethport or Johnson paid tribute to the efforts of citizens of the county which in launching this Ltd it Crosby Carl l. Peterson. I Bradford and Albert j. Harrington Ltd it sergeant township interest in the election too. Will be focused on the new office of president Wilbur Best reported that the Smethport club ranked eighth from the top for attendance last Mon til with a percentage of 86 42. He reminded members of the county controller which goes into j club Assembly which will be held in effect january i 1950 seeking that the colonial hotel at seven of clock Post Are Lyle l. Patchen it re Brad Ford mrs. Mary e. Mccloskey Ltd it Bradford. Sydney e Bradley. Ltd it Bradford township and William f Sullivan re Duke Center in Keating township the following have signified their intentions to seek nominations supervisor a one to be elected John e Griffin. Republican. Leo h Burdick Republican Leo j. Hackett. Republican and Roland l. Ladlee. Republican. Next wednesday evening thirty rotarians and ten visitors were present six of the visiting rotarians were from the port Allegany club Andy Anderson l Anderson a h Baker. H l. Boudon or. A f Johnson. Lawrence Gallup. Other guests were Hamlin Redfield of Eldred. C. C Vandeboe of Shinglehouse and r Mcgroder of the Kane club rotarian c. F Felt announced that a Large number of children assessor one to be elected Goldie were being transported to the swim m acre Republican tax collector one to be elected. Russell a comes Republican auditor one to be elected. Ethel Stickles Republican and Helen v. Ross Republican. School directors two to be elected Arthur b Cooper. Republican Howard t Francis. Republican and Bvron b Bickford. Justice of the peace two elected Edward m Rosenswie Republican. And Robert l Herzog Republican. Ming Pool at port Allegany and that this service would be continued As Long As funds were available he urged members who had not con til buted to this fund or who planned to make additional gifts to make t pm to treasurer w w Barnum. Republican and i i is sri runway lights will be installed thousands w atch firemen s Parade last Friday night old Home week Celebration featured five big parades the second annual old Home week Celebration sponsored by the Smethport fire department came to a close Friday night when firemen s units from 15 communities took part in the huge Parade heavy Rains fell most of the Dav but the skies cleared during Friday afternoon and the weather was Ideal for the event. Although the crowd was not As Large thursday night for the school bands Parade nevertheless the units participating Drew a great round of applause from the spectators in line of March were the school bands from port Allegany Eldred. Otto township and Johnsonburg and our own Smethport High school band and the Keating band. The Johnsonburg High school band won first honors As the Best in line of March and therefore entitled to the $35 first prize second honors Worth $25 was presented to the port Allegany High school band and $15 for third place to the Otto township High school band judges were mrs Ellenorah Richards capt. Abbey Southwick and Richard Nourse All of Smethport. Prize winners in Friday night s firemen a Parade were As follows Best appearing fire company. $35 first prize. Cuba n y. $20 second prize. Armstrong Hose company Johnsonburg most men in line of March $20, it Jewett. Also Best band $35, it Jewett Best drum corps $35, first prize Armstrong Hose company. Johnsonburg $20 second prize Central Hose company Johnsonburg Best ladles auxiliary $20, Bolivar n. Y judges for the Parade were Donald a Hackett Captain Abbey Southwick. Mrs Ellenorah Richards All of Smethport and David Crandall of Bradford also on exhibition in Friday night s Parade was the Galeton or Drill team of 24 men under commander John p Sullivan the team which did not enter the Competition for prizes had previously won nine prizes in eight conventions this year. Other parades staged during the week included an Industrial Parade on monday night a pet and costume Parade on tuesday night and the veterans Parade wednesday night. The carnival which held Forth All week on the water St. Show ground left sunday and patronage of the show was reported very Good. 10-Point project for roads Given to state 5,000 persons Jam Airport As airline starts service modern pastoral. When inn Frfd i the hurly Burly if the state department. Secretary of state Dean Acheen and hit wife spend their time at their summer Home. Hardwood farm near a my Spring my. The Secretary of state goes completely Rural at the farm and enjoys i Garden and swimming Pool. Ripper left Arhe Oon relaxes on the Gate with mrs. Acheron. Upper right the Secretary tends his vines. Lower left he gives his personal attention to the work horses on the farm. Lower right. With diplomatic caution a teat Tho temperature of water in the swimming Pool. J mrs. Leona Ober died thursday funeral saturday for Betula resident mrs. Leona Ober 59. Died thursday morning july 21, at 5 30 of clock at the Home of her daughter mrs John Villella in Betula mrs Ober suffered a stroke about 9 of clock on wednesday evening. She was born at Cross Fork. Pa., and her Home was in Edinburg a. Mrs. Ober is survived by her husband. Joseph f. Ober. Betula her daughter mrs Villella. A son Ward h ii. Dexter Edinburg and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 30 o clock saturday from the Villella Home in Betula with the Rev. J. H. Bailey pastor of the methodist Church of Crosby officiating. Burial was in Summerson cemetery Hammersley Fork pa., with the following pallbearers Ray Siouffi Glen Minnier William Minnier Ralph Campbell Arlie Dunkle and Louis Dragoone. The Rev. Or. Parker of Hammersley Fork officiated at committal services. Rosby 4-lf club news the merry workers of the Crosby 4-h Quot sub met in the Grange Hall on wednesday july 20 at 1 30 of clock. There we c 14 present. The event of the afternoon Vas the discussion of manicuring Finis r nails. Some members of the club a re spending four Days at Camp Costian Jean Faes scribe. Improvement listed for nit. Alton Airport Bradford City Council in special session Friday afternoon set the wheels in motion for the equipping of the runways at the Bradford my Kean Airport at it Alton with lights for night flying authorization was Given at the meeting for proper City officials to execute the contract Between the City of Bradford and the Michael Baker and co of Rochester. For the installation of runway floodlights at the nearby Airport at an approximate Cost of $60,000 of this amount the City of Bradford will be $5,000 tile Federal government will $30,000 or one half of the costs the state $15,000 or one fourth and the City of Bradford. Mckean county and the citizens committee the balance of $15,000 to be divided in three ways will distribute new Telephone directories distribution of new Telephone directories starts Here next monday and is expected to be completed by the end of the week it was announced today by Charles h. Springer local manager of the Bell Telephone company of Pennsylvania approximately 4,200 copies of the new Grey covered books will be delivered by mailman in this territory. Or. Springer said. This is an increase of about 300 Over last year s Issue. The directories contain approximately 16,700 alphabetical listings an increase of 950. There Arr also 1,250 classified business and professional listings an increase of 75. Illiam c. Miller Dies in Hospital former resident of Marvin Creek Road William Charles Miller of Wilcox a former resident of Marvin Creek Road died in Kane Community Hospital wednesday. July 20. After an illness of two Days. His death was caused by compilations due to old age or Miller was born in Wilcox on june 12, 1864. The son of the late Michael and Mary Miller. At one time the family had lived on the Marvin Creek Road and William Miller was engaged in the lumber business with his father. After the death of his parents the deceased and his sister. Miss Ada Miller returned to Wilcox in 1916, where miss Miller died in 1943. Or. Miller was a member of St. Annas Church in Wilcox where funeral services were held saturday morning july 23. The pastor the Rev. For. I to Foley celebrated the requiem mass. Burial was at Ras Selas. He is survived by several cousins. State police probe theft of three bicycles county Hunting land included in joint wildlife pact Commonwealth Aud National service will conduct program the state and Federal governments have agreed on a joint wildlife management program to boost the acreage of managed Public Hunt-1 ing land in Pennsylvania by nearly 50 per cent. The joint wildlife management program is aimed at improving game conditions in the 1.500.000 acre Allegany National Forest in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Executive director Thomas fyre of the Pennsylvania game commission and Richard j. Costley super-1 visor of the Allegheny National Forest announced the agreement the fore part of this week the joint program will mean a co-1 operative wildlife administration for i the Hunting area which includes part i of Elk. Forest Mckean and Warren counties. The agreement provides for my j Tual planning and participation be j tween state wildlife administrators j and the u. S. Forest service in developing better food and cover restocking. Protection predator control and emergency Winter feeding of game. Wildlife managers will be assigned by the commission to cooperate with Forest service officials in developing a More productive environment for wild life. Frye and members of the game commission will meet with officials of the Forest service at Warren a Early next month to Iron out preliminary plans for the program Airport at my Alton Cost Over so million the Cost of the Bradford my Kean Airport at it. Alton at the end of the project now in operation. Including the lighting of the runways will be $1,645,129 the following is a run Down of the Airport source of income Pennsylvania aeronautics commission. $115,000 civil aeronautics administration $1,199,352, City of Bradford $65,000. County of Mckean $89.- ii individual contributions $176,500 it is possible that the estimated Cost of the Airport will Rise to $1,680,129 when the Cost of Snow lows and other equipment is added to this total. Purl Allegany Moose entertains Many Hildren in annual picnic held saturday at Community Park Kepler service station on main St. Sold state police from the Kane substation Are continuing their investigation of the Rej arted theft of three bicycles parked outside the dance Hall Iii it Alton Friday evening. Tile vehicles Are owned by Dean and Betty Monroe i. Alton and Edward Covert also of it. Alton mrs. Roena Burger has purchased the Kepler service station on fast main St. From Elmer Kepler who had conducted the business for about two years. Or. Kepler stated that for the present lie would keep Busy with his orchestra and other music and with developing films and making prints at his Home on Hilton ave. Rev. Berton on vacation Rev. And mrs. E. J Burton Are spending their vacation in Westfield a. Stanley Bright will occupy the pulpit of tile methods Church for the next two sundays july 31 and aug. 7, in the absence of the minister. Parents of a Dai Uter or and mrs Kenton Abbey Are parents of a daughter born monday afternoon at the port Allegany Hospital. The new arrival makes Kenton Linotype operator at the Mckean county Miner papa of two daughters. The port Allegany Moose Lodge no. 460 entertained 707 children from port Allegany Smethport and Eldred at their 10th annual children a picnic in port Allegany com-1 Unity Park saturday afternoon. Chester Caussin general chairman reported that 2,760 bottles of pop 1,575 hot dogs. 840 ice Cream suckers and 4,200 balloons were distributed to the children during the afternoon. Approximately $250 prizes were awarded. The following boys and girls were awarded first prizes potato races 9 years Olds Juane Carpenter and Argery do vols to years Olds Jimmy Johnston and Margaret Farrell la and 12 year Olds Leonard Bosworth and Catherine Mcelwee bag races Duane Carpenter Bill Green. Catherine Mcelwee end Betty Mccoy. Three legged races Oil Krepps Richard Bosworth William Green Margaret Farrell. Barbara Raymond and Catherine Mcelwee too Yard dash Paul Hoffower and Argery do vols. Balloon races Margaret Green. Joyce Kaziska Mary Miller and Eugene Gever. Hubbard sentences pair \ to escaped from county jail in Jac k Pensworth port Allegany sentenced from 8 to 12 years two men who staged a sensational escape from Mckean county jail last month after throwing Pepper into the Eves of turnkey Irvin Mccarty and then slugging him into a Semi conscious condition Friday in Mckean county court Drew stiff sentences on charges developing from the incident. Jack pens Worth aged 2. Of port Allegany Drew a sentence totalling from 8 to 12 years. He was Given three years for operating a motor vehicle without consent of the owner a Vear on a prison breach charge one and one half to three years on an aggravated assault and Battery charge and two and one half to five years on a larceny charge the lat a ter two charges Tarry terms in the Western Penitentiary and the others j in the Allegheny county workhouse William Fedick 22, of Corydon who was with pens Orth in the jail Bleak was committed to the Industrial school for mental delinquents at Huntington a. Pensworth had been in jail awaiting sentence on the car theft charge and Fedick had been returned to Mckean county from new York state on charges of Camp breaking when they made their break on june 16 and escaped into the Woods they were captured three Days later. All american airways will operate Buffalo to Pittsburgh service the Bradford Mckean Airport at it Alton sunday became the Crossroads of commercial aviation in Northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern new York As some 5,000 eager enthusiasts of flight jammed the Field for ceremonies ushering in North South passenger mall and express service by All american airways. All american whose first Flag has through Here reached the it Alton Field monday now joins the United air lines East West service in putting Mckean county on the maps of the world. Perfect weather attended the inauguration ceremonies sunday. The ceremonies at the Airport was preceded by a luncheon in Bradford High Point of the Day was the christening of ail America s dc-3 City of Bradford by two attractive Bradford sponsors. Mrs. Rita Ryan Highfield daughter of mayor Hugh j. Ryan of Bradford and miss Ann Zias mrs Highfield smashed a bottle of Bradford crude Oil Over the ship s fuselage and at the same time pronounced the word Quot i Christen you City of Robert love president of All american airways apologized for the appearance of the plane used in the christening ceremonies he said he could not get a new ship for the program but had to use a regularly scheduled plane that was laying Over in Pittsburgh talks were Given during the ceremonies by state county City and airline officials. Five b-26 planes made their appearance Over the Airport during the ceremonies the planes were the famed Quot marauders Quot which were a ated As one of the army s Best twin engine medium bombers during the. Recent War. They Are part of the j Pennsylvania National guard air-1 Force annual farm tour announced will hold rummage Sai i court ave Maria o d. Of a. Will hold a rummage Sale of clothing and household articles in the basement of by. Elizabeth a Catholic Church Smethport from to to 4 of clock on Friday and saturday of this week faculty picnic the faculty of the Smethport Borough schools enjoyed a picnic supper at the Home of miss Alma John son in Ormsby sunday evening. Or. And mrs. Stanley Bright were the guests of Honor boy scout Canadian Canoe Encampment senior scouts and Eagle scouts of the Elk lick Council boy scouts of America will leave sunday for a Canadian Canoe Encampment on Moore a Lake in Ontario Canada the base will be established at Moore it Lake and Canoe expeditions will Progress from there through the lakes of the Haliburton lowlands. Members participating in this exploration will leave at 8 a. In. Sunday from Smethport and return on August 6th. Leaders of the expedition will be James i Akeley Field scout executive of Smethport o. K. Metz Council commissioner of Emporium and Clarence e. Comes Council camping chairman of Kane. Leland Beekman burned while working Leland Hackman of Smethport r. If 4, was treated at the Kane Community Hospital tuesday for lift Arm Burns suffered while working it the Bradford Wood products company. Mckean group will visit Jefferson county the annual Mckean county farm tour planned for Friday. August 8. Will leave from the court House at 9 a in. The first farm to be visited in Jefferson county is that of Dick Irvin who has 16 head of Guernsey cows that averaged 437 pounds of fat last Vear he has a new Brick silo and a farm Pond covering a half acre the second Stop will be at the farm of Sprague Wingard who has 55 purebred herefords. He has a hair loader Combine Hay finisher Bale loader and a Baler and a shrubbery planting tile third Stop will be at the farm of Ralph and Clair Allshouse. Here the party will eat their lunch they have both Dairy and beef cattle on this farm a Home Freezer with a chilling room and deep freeze also a seed Spray outfit mounted on the tractor. The fourth Stop will be at the farm of Clarence Pence where the group will see a Small herds of cows new milk House Weed Spray outfit ladino pasture and buc Krake. The last Stop will be at the farm of Harold Groves who has 16 Holstein cows that averaged 415 pounds of fat last year. Ile has a Hay finisher rotary Baller Bale loader tractor that adjusts its own wheel widths. Interested people should plan to make this a Day of vacation and see How other people farm. This should prove a very interesting tour. Son born or. And mrs. John Yoder of Clermont Are parents of a son born monday afternoon it the Kane Community Hospital. Directors of county motor club met thursday in Kane a 10-Polnt Road project the result of a recent Survey of the Road committee of the Mckean county motor club was presented to the Pennsylvania Highway department through its District Engineer n. A Staples of Clearfield last thursday night at a meeting of the motor club directors in Kane. The Survey was made by the committee throughout the county. Motorists were asked to vote on what roads they wanted put in shape in the area. The projects were As follows Bradford to Corydon Potter Brook to Derrick City Kane to 4,Antz Corners Lantz Corners to Wilcox Custer City to Warren Corwin Corners to hew Wright Comers to Farmers Valley Eldred to the new York state line Browntown to Lewis run Wrights to Liberty and Duke Center to Eldred the program presented the Highway department also asked for improvement. Widening and paving the parking area at the Kennedy Springs and correction of curbs Between Browntown and Lewis run. At the request of the Bradford aviation commission the motor club directors appointed a committee consisting of Charles Thorne of Bradford. Prank of Smethport and de Carlson of Kane to study Means for direction signs to the it Alton Airport and also tile request of the Highway department to furnish such signs. The group discussed at length roads outside of Mckean county. It was reported that a meeting will to held at Brookville soon at which time roads South of Kane will to discussed these include the stretches Between Kane and Marienville and Clarion which Are part of Tho program planning on the old Kittanning Trail. Before concluding the night business the Board voted to reinstate Claude Hutchinson of Kittanning to a membership on Tho Board of directors. Or Hutchinson was a former member of the Board. Prank Fay local member of Tho Board was present at the meeting. William Farrell funeral services local resident died saturday morning funeral services were held at 3 of clock tuesday afternoon at Tho Home for William l. Farrell 63, of Smethport who died in the Bradford Hospital Early saturday morning death followed several weeks of illness. He had been admitted to Tho Hospital on july 4th. The Rev. B. M Rutledge Rector of Trinity memorial episcopal Church Warren pa., officiated at the funeral. Burial was in the protestant cemetery Allegany n. Y. Committal services were in charge of the masonic Lodge. Pallbearers were Clarence Burt Jess English William Hazen Gerald Connors Earl Gallup and a b. Peterson. Or. And mrs. Farrell had moved to Smethport about three years ago and resided on Willow St. He a employed at the cottage hotel. Deceased was a member of the port Allegany masonic Lodge the Coudersport consistory and the 2em zem Temple at Erie. Survivors include his wife Agues two sons James m. Farrell and William d. Farrell both of Bradford one daughter mrs. I Eon Maitland of Meadville and eight grandchildren. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were or and mrs. Joseph Young and or. And mrs. William Nesbitt Williamsport or. And mrs. Clifford Wiltse Allegany or. And mrs. Ernest Rath Bolt Millport miss Jean Hull miss Helen Hull Joseph and James Hull Rochester mrs. Grover Townsend Salamanca or. And mrs. Walter Alexander Emporium or. And mrs. Hopkins. Roulette and mrs. Price Bradford

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