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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 2, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A if Tea in powr Tifa 8zwnjijfylympapeas Mckean buy Lusi buy jul it naturally balk Democrat volume 7.t established 1s7i Smethport pa., thursday june 2, 1949 tunis.-?.� per year no. 21 col. Peterson Speaks at memorial Day service Large crowd gathered in pose Hill cemetery for annual Observance approximately 1000 persons gathered at Rose Hill cemetery monday morning to tribute to area War dead and to hear col Carl l Peterson Bradford in a stirring address declare that the a real Patriot was the Man who was killed in the service his the speaker also said that the dead Soldier s one wish would lie for the a Tel to i Ina thru War a and that the greases Honor that can be paid to amp Tho a men who gave up then aves is for the survivors to Quot take a militant tand in All political affairs especially those affairs that affect our National attorney f d. Gallup Bradford delivered Quot Lincoln s Gettysburg address Quot and the Rev. Urban s. Barrett gave the invocation and Benediction Hamlin Redfield acted As president the Day and Herbert Larson As officer the Day. Tile singing was led mrs Margaret Maenhout. Instructor vocal Muic in the Smethport schools and the firing squad was in charge Mark Orland. The color guard was under the supervision Herman Rice. Before the Parade began Paul Connors commander Mckean county Post. No 2497. Vow and George Brown first vice commander Bucktail Post 138. American legion placed wreaths at the base the Gar Monument in front Hie Mckean county court House. Pull military honors were paid the Community a deceased naval men at the Nelson St. Bridge Enro Ute to tile cemetery. Serving the executive and Parade committee were Milton Dodge . Connors . Brown. Grant love. Richard Chase. Lloyd Mutt Hill Virgil Herriman and Israel Star sky. Tile music committee was composed a g Bush Fred Burlingame and f. J. Quirk. W Hile John Boswick and Holger eng Stroni were in charge conveyances. The cemetery committee headed by Harold j. Lee included Carl Anderson Alec Barbour Edward Swanson Burlingame Dominic Alferi i e. Scow Den. Jr., Lloyd Mulvihill Arthur Gallup Robert Mckiernan and Cicada Stranburg Jack Sinclair and . Rice handled the publicity. Participating in the Parade were veterans. Gold Star mothers the Smethport High school band Smethport band. Keating band. Smethport fire department drum and Bugle corps Hie boy scouts Smethport Borough councilmen. Burge is John a. Lindholm the girl scouts and brownies. Funeral services held saturday for Malcolm Lindgren prominent Smethport business Man died wednesday funeral a vices were held saturday afternoon at his late Home West water St. For Malcolm John Lindgren prominent Smethport business Man who died wednesday May 25th the Rev. C. O. To Tinberg. Pastor Ansgarius lutheran Church officiated. Interment was in it. Tabor cemetery. Kane William Digel John Dragoone . Lloyd Hackett and Barry Peterson formed a boy scout Honor guard at the services. Pallbearers were Fred a 11st rom. Charles Partchey William Best. Kenneth Daugherty Leonard b. Johnson and Melvin Gustafson . Lindgren was born Iii Ludlow. June 5, 1905 and attended the Kane schools after which he became affiliated with merchandising stores in Kane. Erie. Johnstown and Plainfield. N j. He came to Smethport Iii 1940 and purchased the c. K Gregory and son store and opened the Lindgren 5c to is store. He is survived by his wife the former Ethel Simmons two and Malcolm jr., and his father John Lindgren All at Home a brother. Harold Niagara Falls and two Sisters. Mrs. Galen Culbertson Sheffield and mrs. Harry wag Man Union City. Or Lindgren was a member the Smethport rotary club and lutheran Church. Body la. Clyde s Quot a Marlin e. Carlson Coldren arrived cafe i funeral services in Jewett Friday past 14 years in a Navy personnel to Khan mow fully looks Ever a ame at the hundreds at Palm 4 a denial mad boots left am bus hands when the my removed is a hips from Tho Ama. P. Al to squeak is a in programs riven for coining school events baccalaureate service sunday evening commencement june supervising principal Carl Johnson has announced the programs for the baccalaureate service and commencement at the Smethport High school. Both will be Given in burp three Brothers. Carl r and the school auditorium. Clarence e. Both Bradford and the baccalaureate service Start pfc. Charles to a Parris Island tog at 7 30 p in sunday evenings c. And three Sisters mrs. Claude Smethport bad 4 War hero killed in Holland burial sunday in Venus the body second lieutenant Clyde l Coldren Smethport re 4, who was killed when the Thunderbolt fighter he was piloting trashed in nun Speet. Holland March 8, 1944. Arrived in it. Jewett Friday and was taken to the Lindhome funeral Home in that place. Funeral services were held sunday afternoon at 1 30 clock and interment took place in the Venus cemetery born oct. 2. 1919 in Cranberry Palt. Coldren attended the Lee Driver school in Sawyer and was graduated from the Bradford High school enlisting in the air corps March 19. 1941, he was accepted As an aviation Cadet feb. 24. 1942, and was graduated As a flight officer nov. To. 1942 after completing advanced training at Craig Field. Selma Ala he was commissioned a second lieutenant aug 16. 1943 and was ordered to report into the european theatre As a member the 366th fighter Squadron. Decorations awarded him include the distinguished flying Cross purple heart european theater ribbon with Oak Leaf clusters and the Good conduct medal. Survivors include his parents. Or and mrs Charles l. Coldren Smethport red 4 his Wile and one daughter can Fiance Lee Pitts Keating twp. To hold held Here sunday commencement Friday Dorothy lean Houck will represent Smethport High school at the Laurel festival at Wellsboro june �?~24th. She was chosen by tile students recently from a Field five contestants. Joseph l. Dibler Clermont Dies Duff okays boost for teachers superintendents r Rind a is hiked governor James ii. Duff has approved a $50 a year increase in for most Pennsylvania s 60.000 school teachers. The new Law also establishes the highest mandated teacher salaries in Pennsylvania a history and boosts the minimums for school superintendents and principals. It increases from $150 to $200 the annual increases teachers Are entitled to in All school districts except Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In addition All teachers Are guaranteed a full increase unless they have already reached the mandated state maximum. Tile new maximums Are $3,400 for teachers with Standard certificates $3,800 for those with College degrees and $4, for those with masters degrees. Wins first place Iii county examinations Verald Wright son . And a Harold Wright r. D. I Smethport won top honors in the Mckean county 8th Grade examinations Given at the Valley school last Friday Young Wright scored the unusual stud 382 out a possible 400, prominent resident will be buried Friday Joseph Luther Dibler Clermont father mrs. Lottie Huff and mrs. Dorothy Larson Smethport died at his Home tuesday. May 31. At 3 45 p. In. After a lengthy illness. He was born in Smicksburg Indiana county August 7. 1869 for a number years he was employed by the Gas company retiring some time ago. Funeral services will be held from the Home Friday afternoon at 2 clock with i Luther services at the Grace lutheran Church at Clermont at 2 30 clock. Burial will be in the Clermont cemetery. Other children surviving include Iroe Dibler Clermont Claude Dibler. Endicott n. Y. Mrs. Lulu Meri Dew Long Beach Calli. Mrs. Anna Connors be Fula mrs. Esther crat tie. Rew Joseph Dibler Clermont and Raymond Dibler. Bradford an adopted daughter mrs. Louise Furlong Lewis run 15 grandchildren. Four great grandchildren one sister. Mrs. Amos Dibler Timlin a Smethport attorney honoured by masons e. Gurd Potter prominent local attorney was honoured last week at the masonic Temple in Bradford by seven lodges in Mckean county comprising the 22nd Pennsylvania District which he is Deputy grand master. Fifty masons attended . Potter who had served the order for a number years was presented a 33rd degree jewel emblematic his position in the organization. The 33rd degree was conferred . Potter in Cincinnati in 1947. Keating 8th Grade pupils will go to Harrisburg eighth Grade pupils Keating township schools will take their annual Harrisburg trip june 9, to and Lith. There will be 62 children who will go by bus stopping at Pennsylvania state College the state fish hatchery at Bellefont the Gettysburg Battlefield they will also visit Ai Hershey and Points interest Iii ii i Risburg. Will be hymn Quot All Hail the Power Jesus invocation Rev Rodney f Cobb. Anthems Quot incline thine ewer o by the vested choir. Player Rev. Rodney f. Cobb. Anthem. Quot thou Wilt Keek him in perfect peace a vested choir Sermon Rev. C. O. pastor lutheran Church. Hymn Quot Jesus Calls us Over the tile commencement program at 8 p. In. Tuesday evening will be processions i a orchestra. Invocation Rev. E j. Burton. Oration a Salut Atory a Mary Elizabeth Duffy Anthem. Quot in a monastery vested choir. Awards scholarship award the american legion award u. S history awards Dar oration it valid Atory a Harold Hull. Anthem. Quot one world Quot vested choir. Commencement address a Stanley Bright. Presentation diplomas Hubert l. Morrison Benediction Rev e. J. Burton. Recessional a orchestra. R Poling. Bradford red 3. And Ruth l. And Barbara both Smethport red 4 the Rev. G. W. Graves pastor the Church the Nazarene Bradford. Officiated at the services. Bradford Man held i Yourl Bai Kiel with leaving scene Accident a 22-year-old Bradford Man is being held in Mckean county jail charges leaving the scene an Accident and hit and run. He in Charles Anderson 12 Bedford St. Or Anderson pleaded guilty to the charges when arraigned before Alderman Anne Ingle. Bedford. Wednesday morning. Unable to furnish $500 bail he was confined to the jail to the next term criminal court. The charges against Anderson grew out an Auto Accident at Mechanic and Barbour streets in Bradford tuesday afternoon. Police reported that . Andersons truck owned by the fresh water ice co. Bradford allegedly collided with a parked automobile owned by j e Jobbins Dearborn Mich. Smethport area pupils get Alfred diplomas Robert Mencer and George Voss Ler were among 217 students to re Cevie diplomas at graduation exercises new York state agriculture and technical Institute at Alfred University monday mu., 30, Bori Allegany mail admits ear theft Jack Penworth 20, lodged in county jail Jack Penworth. 20, port Allegany red was committed to the Mckean county jail tuesday last week after pleading guilty to a charge the theft an automobile before Justice the peace Earl f. Gallup Smethport who set bail $500 which was not furnished. Penworth. Who was arrested by officers Robert burnout and Henry Hebda die Kane Barracks the state police and county detective Merle Dickinson is accused taking a 1937 Coupe owned by James Stewart Eldred May la 1949 tile car was found abandoned the West Eldred Road a few Days after it was reported missing. Enforcement officers secured a Lead in the Case when a Wallet said to belong to Penworth. Was found in the vehicle. Summer band school schedule is announced students Iii grades 4 to 9 inclusive Are eligible to train the Smethport High school hand and the Keating band will be in full operation from june 13 until july 30?h. According to an announcement made yesterday by Charles Partchey a Lector instrumental music in the Smethport Borough and Keating township schools. The schedule for rehearsals will be As follows monday senior band. 6 30 concert rehearsal. 7 00 marching Drill. Tuesday a Keating Bairn. 6 30 concert rehearsal. 7 30 marching Drill. Wednesday a beginners classes 6 30 to 8 30. Thursday a senior band 6 30, concert rehearsal. 7 30 marching Drill. Friday a Keating band. 6 30 concert rehearsal. 7 30 marching Drill. I. Partchey states that rehearsals will generally be finished by 8 p in. Students in grades 4 to 9 in j elusive will be eligible for the be i winners classes. These classes will include Smethport and Keating pupils. Parents should consult the band director before deciding which instrument the boy girl shall play various physical characteristics enter Toto a Wise Choice musical instrument. The director is particularly interested in beginners from the 4th and 5th grades Progress at this age is undoubtedly slow but proper attention can be paid to j fundamentals which Are sometimes overlooked at More advanced Ages. Retired shoe merchant died Friday at Fairview Hospital Martin e Carlson died at fair \ View Hospital Degolia Friday morn i ing at ii 05 clock where lie had been a patient for two weeks. Or Carlson a prominent Smethport merchant in partnership with j the late Albert Anderson conducted the Anderson and Carlson shoe store main St. For Many years j reviving from the business about three years ago when the store was purchased by Oscar Anderson. The de it eased w As born in sino land Sweden july 7, 1805 when he a. 17 years age tie immigrated to America and settled at Clermont where he worked in the Woods and later was a Woods contractor. He moved to Smethport in 1898 he was married to the former Marion Anderson to Olean May 14. 1901. Beside hts Wile he is survived by a daughter mrs. Carl Johnson Ormsby and one son. Richard Baltimore. My. Three grandchildren also survive Carlson was a member ans Garius lutheran Church and had been a member the Smethport Lodge Odd Fellows for Over 50 years. A Pra service was held at the Home East main St. At 2 clock sunday afternoon with further services at the Ansgarius lutheran Church at 2 30. With the pastor. Ute Rev c. O Thunberg. Officiating interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Carl and Bort Anderson Ronald Peters Emil Hector and Dean Reading. Kotlier local resident Dies criminal court will Convene Here monday the june term criminal court Wilt Convene in Smethport monday morning at to clock. Fifty two county residents have been notified to appear for possible Petit jury service and 24 have been called for possible service the grand jury. From Smethport and Vicinity the following have been called mrs. R. B. Gillett Jerome Newman both Smethport Harvey Birch Hazelhurst mrs. Myra Guenter Corv Ville g. W. Blauser Clermont Lloyd Mulvihill. No one from this Borough was called for grand jury duty. V parents a daughter . And mrs. Robert Johnson port Allegany Are parents a daughter born Friday at the Bradford Hospital. The infant is a grandchild Emil Johnson Ownsby former local resident. Trade Magazine flies photographers group the professional photographer Quot Magazine april has this to say the Alleghany professional photographers association which our local photographer Bill Barton is a member a we Are tucked away Here in the Alleghany mountains Pennsylvania Quot writes Anthony Oliver p. A a Emporium Quot and represent live communities with average populations 5000 myself de Grotz Inger St. Marys win. Barton Smethport Ken Baker port Allegany Randall Raup Coudersport. We Are All p a a. Members and manage to meet once a funeral mrs. Anna Driscoll held saturday funeral services for mrs. Anna Driscoll 79, who died wednesday May 25. At the Home her daughter mrs Harry j Frohnapple at Eldred were held saturday in Bradford mrs. Driscoll was the Mother mrs. Kevin Ogilvie Smethport. A prayer service was held at the Home her daughter. Mrs. George Coit 320 e main St Bradford at 8 15 a in followed by a requiem High mass at it Bernard a Church at 8 45 a. In. Tile Rev. Frederick Reilly officiated and the Rev. G Carlton Ritchie pastor St Francis Church wha present to tile Sanctuary. Pallbearers were Michael Mark by Harold Herbert James splain Leonard Kiely Robert Frohnapple and Arthur Driscoll. Father redly also conducted committal services at St. Bonaventure cemetery. Survivors besides her three daughters mrs Froid dapple mrs. Coit and mrs. Ogilvie include one son. Harold Driscoll Genesee n. Y three grandchildren mrs Scott Alder Bradford miss Patricia Ogilvie Buffalo and William Ogilvie Smethport one sister mrs. Emma Riley Coraopolis and one brother William Fitzs Nimons Roulette mrs. Driscoll a husband. Thomas Driscoll died in 1933, 932ml ordnance Bond disposal squad organized Apt. Richard Nourse Iii find Smethport unit the Western Pennsylvania military District a. Announced that the 932nd ordnance bomb disposal squad will i Hou sed in Smethport under the command Captain Richard Nourse Corporal Ronald Kear private first class Thomas Sample private first class Forrest Dickinson have also been assigned to this unit. The Quad already started training and is slated for summer Camp at fort Meade my. To August. The 932nd will participate this weekend in a command Post Ever j Cise known As Quot operation Comet Quot and will journey to Bradford for this i purpose. Operation Comet will in j elude Many units from this area in a eluding the 2294th ordnance training battalion commanded by major Clarence h Evans the 472nd medical ambulance company Captain Thomas Stevens the 2278th service training company Captain Gerald c Buchanan the 2279th infantry training regiment. It. Col. Franki. Seceniquia 656th Engineer pct-1 oleum distribution company 1st Lieut. Samuel t. Graham and the 2270th replacement training co. All the above units Are located in bred Ord. Mrs. Aliet Lim Ken funeral service native this area died f riday evening mrs. Alite e. Hackett 83. Lifelong resident the Smethport area died at her Home Friday evening after being ill for several months. Born August 7, 1865, she was the widow Judson Hackett. She was a member the evangelical United Brethren Church in Farmers Valley. Her Only immediate survivor is a granddaughter Marion Hackett re 3. Smethport funeral services were held at 2 clock monday afternoon at the Hackett Home. The Rev. H h atkin., Chandlers Valley and the Rev. Cecil Ross pastor the Farmers Valley l u b. Church officiated. Bul la w As in Rose Hill cemetery with the following acting As pallbearers Robert Hewitt Jack Hewitt corel Stull Jack Cory Edward Wolfe and Ross Wolfe. Clifford Rice will graduate june 3 m a i Etta graduate mrs. Olive Schreiber will leave tomorrow for Marietta College. Marietta o., to attend commencement exercises sunday. Her son Jack will receive a degree in Petroleum engineering. First graders will entertain Friday mrs. Kenneth Daugherty first Grade teacher and her pupils will have their annual end the year party starting at 1 30 Friday afternoon. Their guests will be the Chil j Dren who will enter burst Grade next year and their mothers. A program entertainment is planned. Smethport drum corps cops another first the Smethport fire department s drum and Bugle corps made it two out two monday night when they won first prize for the Best fire department drum and Bugle corps at a Parade sponsored by the Westons Mills fire department. Last week they took first prize Iii a Parade at Limestone. Clifford Rice son and mrs. D. C. Rice Farmers Valley will graduate from Utah state agricultural College at Logan Utah Friday june 3. Or Rice is a graduate Smethport High school class 1938, and Westbrook Academy. Olean in 1940. He served with the Seabee in the Aleurone during world War ii he has accepted a teaching position at the Boise High school in Boise Idaho. Or Rice and his family will spend part the summer at his parents Home. Sixty six students will graduate from fight ii Grade Paul Miller principal the Kane High school will deliver the address at the annual commencement exercises the Keating township school to be held at 8 clock Friday evening. June 3, at the Smethport High school auditorium. Following is the Complete pro Grom a Blaze glory Quot March Quot tune in a a overture invocation Rev n j. Mcharvey Quot America the Beautiful Quot Batea Quot far away places Quot Whitney entire chorus presentation awards Bradford american legion Post 108 and auxiliary David Swansong Verna Madison Bucktail Post 138, american legion James Duffy Shirley Cleveland Canoe place chapter Dar. History award it to be announced Quot Moonlight echoes Quot band address to graduates Paul Miller Prin Kane High school a Nocturne Quot Marlon Quot All for you Quot a Brown a girls ensemble announcements first and second Honor students presentation diplomas Vron Bickford. President Board education Benediction Rev Mcharvey Quot Lake Hamilton Quot a Chenette band directory Charles Partchey. Chorus directory Doris Hudak. The following students will graduate Cyclone school Bruce Lee Atkins John bean Beverly june Best Alta Louise Brace Bonnie Agnes Brown Pamela Juane boilers Shirley Ann Dittman Fred e. Fitzgerald Marilyn Romayne Correll Russell Hinchman Marjorie Ann Howard Naomi june Hurst Margaret Ann Johnston Carolyn sue Jones Joseph Glenn Lafferty Patricia Laura Lerch Patricia Lillian Lerch Verna Ann Madison Cleon m. Mitchell Marilyn Delores Neely Russell William Ostrander Gordon l. Parrett Claudia Ann Rittberg Paul Raynond Sheffer Frank Ernest Shonis Clara Ruby Stilson Dorothy Jean Sutterlin David Carl Swanson John Wesley Wenner Farmers Valley school Anna Marie acre Michael Royal Baker Florence Ellen Barr june m Bickford Sanitos Onalee Burdick Bernard Ord Burrows Vern l. Canfield Twila Belle Church Shirley Ann Cleveland Orle Cochran Alex John Cunningham Lyle Cradduck James Ronald Dailey Robert Defibaugh continued Page four will Fly to Switzerland . And mrs. Robert Monsch. Who have been guests tile former a son. E. J. Monsch and wife left wednesday for new York where they will leave by plane for a visit three months in Switzerland. P agents a son a son who has been named Leonard Carl was born to . And mrs. Carl Anderson Smethport saturday evening in the Kane Community Hospital. The child weighed nine pounds two ounces. Son born . And mrs. Clinton Wolfe Smethport Are parents a son born in the port Allegany Hospital last thursday. Fort Allegany Gas co. Wishes to sell lands a news release out Washington i. Last week stated that the Allegany Gas company port Allegany had applied to the securities and Exchange commission for authority to sell certain properties in Tioga and Potter counties to the new York state natural Gas corp. Of Pittsburgh. A Price $196,000 has been placed the properties located within the Sabinsville Gas Field. They consist about 2.300 acres Oil and Gas leaseholds and fee estates six Gas Wells and about 28,000 meet pipe. Nephew local Man Dies Iii crash Earl feeler 25, fatally injured Earl Peeler 25, Coudersport Nephew John Peeler East Smethport was fatally injured saturday night when a car he was driving collided head with another car driven by Arthur Clinton 20, Austin a Short distance from the Austin dam the Coudersport Austin Highway. Or. Peeler is survived by his wife and a one year old daughter. Both men were alone in their cars at the time the Accident and were returning to their Homes. Or. And mrs. John Peeler. Or. And mrs. Jack Peeler mrs. Leonard Mcgavisk and daughter Phyllis called at the Peeler Home in Coudersport memorial Day

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