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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 9, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Newsstand copies a a i cd amp i gown fat Mckean volume 7 i a Law established 1171 Sui i use la a Brolly bait Socrat Smethport pa., thursday june 0, 1949 Termb-13.50 per fear no. 22 rotary members hear interesting talk in Banks grand jury returns three True Bills o. Albert Johnson speaker at a thanking week Observance the Smethport rotary club at its regular meeting monday noon at the colonial hotel observed Quot National banking week Quot by hearing an address delivered by o. Albert John on. Treasurer of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company. I a peaker mid the 40 persons Pic it that Quot Banks were a Reservoir of capital that Are essential to the continuance of our capitalistic system Quot and that they Quot finance the Economy in times of emergency a or Johnson also pointed out that the was truly a capitalistic nation with 6.000.000 families owning Stock m the thousands of corporations. Citing the fact that he had been connected with the banking business for 32 years the speaker declared that that Span covered two distinct and separate periods in the banking business from the beginning of i career to 1935 was a time of Little change in the methods of operation. While from 1935 until the present has been a period of Many dec Ive changes in the finance Field. Or Johnson sounded an optimistic note when he said that although w. Ai now in a slight recession As evidenced by the three and one half million people unemployed he did no to expect to see conditions reach the Low Levels of 1932 because of the latent capital which Quot signifies buying in closing lie slated that the buyers Market that his returned june term of criminal c ourt cd of underway Here tuesday morning the june term of Mckean county criminal court got underway Here monday morning with the grand jury returning three True Bills before completing its duties at 5 25 of clock. Tho 22 person jury under the Foreman ship of Howard h Jester Bradford also commended the care and treatment Given inmates of the Mckean county Home and prisoners in the county jail. True Bills were returned against William Westmiller of port Allegany on charges of false pretence and fraudulent conversion against Clyde Jennings 50. Of Bradford on a burglary information and against John Manning William Manning and Stephen Manning All of Lewis run. On assault and Battery counts. The panel composer of 13 men and 9 women after inspecting the county Home and jail late in the of fermion lauded the supervisors at both institutions but recommended that a new floor be Laid in the milk room at the count Home and that automatic sprinkler devices be installed at both the Home and the jail a. A precautionary measure in the event of fire. The grand jury before beginning its duties was told by president t judge Charles o Hubbard that the jury had the Power to bring in pre i sentiments against any individual or group that was reported violating any statutes. The court particularly j referred to purported gambling and a officers map Quot defense of area Borough Connell met in regular session monday $1000 voted Hamlin school Library other business transacted Smethport High holds graduation exercises Stanley Bright former principal of the Borough schools addresses graduates Delores Witter awarded scholarship. The Smethport Borough Council met in regular monthly or. In Stanley Bright of san Antonio Texas former sup ski Erv Telb principal 01 the Smethport schools told 46 my of by too to the Hamlin school me in hers of the senior class of the Smethport senior Library for the pm rent it ear. As has High school at t in nid ice mint exercises held tuesday a Zzz 01 Quot a Couke a Quot hint in the Sci i auditorium that America a offered an Opportunity for or Bright. In his remarks cited major d. V. Hackett Smethport of the 2279th infantry tag. Regt., Points to an important phase of the a a defense of this Section of Mckean county during sundays mock a a invasion exercises. Noting the situation left to right Are 1st it. C. H. Thompson Bradford of the 2278th inf. So. Co. 1st it. H. R. Rice Smethport of the 2294th Ord. Bin. And capt. J. H. Isherwood port Allegany of the 2279th inf. Tag. Re g. Hyde Rankin \ ill county Grange address veterans All Day meeting j Here Friday night wednesday into circulation. The speaker was introduced by Mark burgers who presided in the absence of president Leonard b. Johnson and vice president Wilbur p be f. Guests at the meeting were w. Ait Davis and William p. Move v. Both of Bradford Leslie Ander on port Allegany Clarence o. Swanson. Warren Stanley Bright a tit Antonio Tex. And Robert a. Digel or and John m Sweet both of Smethport. Mission at St. Elizabeth s Church we healthy for the Economy in that lottery operations in its final report i forced highly competitive cond the jury failed to make any mention tons which in turn moves capital j of any such violations. Before the first Petit jury was seated at 325 p m. To hear testimony in the Case of l. M Walker. 52. Of Dayton p. Who is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor two guilty Picas were entered and sentence passed by judge Hubbard. Jake Frank 64. A Hamilton township woodcutter was sentenced to two months in the county jail. The sentence to be computed from april 28. 1949. The Date of commitment \ and to Abe costs of prosecution on an aggregated assault and Bat-1 Tery charge which resulted from a near fatal altercation with a fellow woodcutter about site weeks ago. Harry l. Hooker of Bradford township after pleading guilty to having received stolen goods was sentenced to three months in the county jail and ordered to the costs by judge Hubbard by agreement of opposing counsel Raymond Schattenberg of Foster township was ordered to $22 a month on a support order. Schottenberg had been charged with desertion and non support. A desertion and non support charge against Harry Nolan of port Allegany and desertion and non support and assault charges against l. E. Scowden or. Of Farmers Valley were Nolle Pross de. Will discuss veterans Bonus to mass meeting Iii c ourt House Keating Grange Host to c county units at legion Home full Day sessions of the Mckean county Pomona Grange no 53 were school Board Al ill sponsor summer pogrom Albert Harrington will direct children at Mccoy stadium at their regular meeting monday evening members of the Smethport Clyde Rankin Deputy adjutant general of Pennsylvania for veterans affairs and a past state commander of the american legion will address a mass meeting main St. With the Keating Grange Coy stadium this summer As has held wednesday in the Bucktail school Board voted to sponsor a rec Post. American legion Home on Realton program for children at my of Mckean county veterans in the As Host and assemblyman Albert main court room of the court House j w Johnson the featured speaker list fathers to conduct Mission beginning next sunday evening. June 12. A Mission for catholics and icon Catholos will be conducted at St Elizabeth s Church. Tile services will to under the direction of the reverend father John c. Reynolds it the Pauli t fathers . An interesting feature of each evenings Elvires will be a question Box period during which questions concerning the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church will be answered. Among the topics chosen Lur it Miens will be a Why religion. Anyway Quot what think you of Christ Quot Quot tile divine Means to peace Quot Quot tile food of life Quot and Quot what happening to the american Home Quot father Reynolds a graduate of Manhattan College Iii new York did graduate work at St. Paul s collage and Catholic University in Wahington i. C before coming to Detroit. Father Reynolds worked amour the mormons in Utah. The list fathers Are est Ceciall it trained in the work of explaining the doctrines of the Church to non to at Hollis. And an Assurance is Given that tile discussions will in no was offend anyone and will be both interesting and enlightening. Lot Al Bankers attend Emporium Bank preview Smethport Banks were Well represented at the preview of the new Viand building of th1 Emporium Trust company held in Emporium saturday afternoon. Officers and directors of the Smethport National Bank who were present were e. J. Con Well a. A. Quint Anthony Ross John comes. Earl Gallup Albert w. Johnson and William j. Burns or. Frank b Fay and o. Albert John on represented the Hamlin Bank and Trust com Patio at the affair. Here tomorrow Friday evening at 8 of clock. Or. Rankin a former resident of Bradford and Kane will discuss tile proposed Pennsylvania state Bonus. Which comes up for final action in the november election As Well As other topics of interest to the Veteran. According to an announcement state officers were present at the meeting to further plans for the big Tate convention to be held in Kane october 25, 26 and 27. The sessions opened at 10 30 a. M in the fifth degree. Following a period of group singing reports were received from the ten subordinate Granges and the ten Home economics been the practice the past several years. The program expected to begin about july i. Will be under the supervision of Albert Harrington director of physical education in the Borough schools. The Board also voted to adopt a record breaking budget of $107,-899.50 for the coming year. The budget was framed at a special meeting made today by the Mckean county officers. A business session preceded about three week pre school kids entertained Fine program Given by first graders veterans political Comini Ottee Spon Sor of Friday night s meeting. Or. Rankin a member of Brad Tord s company c in world War i has spoken in Mckean county several times within the past few year it was indicated from the committee announcement that or. Rankin will urge his listeners to stage an All out c Campaign to regi it ter voters tor the november election. Bernard Lyman of Bradford chairman of the executive committee of the county veterans group yesterday extended an invitation to All county veterans to attend tomorrow nights meeting. Other members of the executive the luncheon and the afternoon meeting began at 1 30 o c lock. Chaplain mrs Bertha Scowden conducted memorial service., at the afternoon session and a report i rom c. W. Lillib Ririe on election of trustees tor state College preceded assemblyman Johnson s address an exhibit of dresses by the county Home economics committee came next on the program and prizes were awarded. Another business session was held and immediately afterwards dinner was served. The evening meeting was called t at 7 45 and the following program was presented Reading by Mallei Bagman of Kane piano selection ago. Committee Are Robert Denning by Donald comes of the crush Bradford Kenneth slav in Eldred chapter Reading by miss Gertrude George Lingle Kane Benjamin Connelly. Ludlow Howard Ross. It Jewett William Reese. Port Allegany. And George Beatty Smethport. Mrs. Kenneth Daugherty and the first Grade entertained the preschool children their mothers and a few invited friends last Friday afternoon at one thirty. Several stories w Ere read and acted out in the classroom alter which tile group adjourned to the auditorium where an Oji Eretta a Goldilocks and the three bears Quot was presented. The rhythm band played several numbers and two movies were shown. Refreshments were served in the cafeteria. This party does much to ease the strangeness of the first Day of school for the new pupils in the fall. . At luncheon members of Mckean chapter daughters of the american revolution. Are planning to attend a luncheon at Lynn Hall on Flag Day As guests of Canoe place inn chapter. There a it it i be state speaker and a program. New air service at it Alton delayed the body also voted to exonerate tax collector Henry j Rice of $1,320 in uncollected taxes from the 1948 duplicate. Hie Only other action taken by the Board was to reject the provisions of state act 527. The provisions of which would pen ult the abatement of penalties and interest on Back taxes the action taken by the Board i. Permitted under the terms of the Law. President Robert a Digel presided at the session w filch was also attended by Board member., Hubert Morrison l. Ii. Dickinson. John Huffman and William a Ros and principal Carl Johnson the members also approved a motion to Grant tax collector la j Rice exoneration on the has duplicate which amounted to $58 58 on the Borough tax and $47.59 on the Borough paving Bowel. Tile Borough governing Bod voted to reject state Law 527. Which would allow abatement of penalties and interest on Back taxes. The act permits such local option. On motion of councilman c l Burt after recommendation offered i by councilman Fred a Rinteln. The body voted to make Nelson St. A through Street Stop signs erected on Nelson at the intersection of water and Bank its. Will be moved to Stop through traffic on Bank St and water St. Under the terms of the motion Secretary Fred Biever reported the receipt of $246 50 from the state of Pennsylvania which will be applied to the payment of the yearly Premium on the police retirement fund the $246 50 is derived from a two per cent tax on premiums paid to foreign casualty companies. A letter was received from the Sterling Oil division of the Quaker state Oil refining corporation informing Council that the company a Arrles liability insurance on overhead advertising s Igns. Removing the last objection that Council May have had toward the erection of a filling station that Sterling contemplates to build on the Corner lot across from the court House Street commissioner Anthony Stravo was authorized to paint the fire hydrants in the Borough i after the body had been informed i by fire chief l a o taught in that j the hydrants had t been painted in i the past ten years j Harry Tarbox of South St. Wits j j present and inquired about wage facilities near the Home he has recently built. The matter a. Referred to the sanitary sewer committee Howard Wright of Marvin St Abo appeared before Council requesting that Council take some action on the building of sidewalk. On Marvin St this matter was referred to the sidewalk committee on motion of councilman Claude Hackett $1,000 was transferred from the electric to the general fund Borough Bills for the past month were ordered paid. Members present were president rat Snyder heirs Etc. Peterson Robey Burt. Hackett also Burgess j a Lindholm solicitor r Bapple Secretary Fred Biever and a. Z. Hit Man. Harold Hull. Valedictorian is a Yat Makiu Elizabeth ult flit to i u la tor Tan Larson of Kane talk on fish by William Moss of Liberty Grange a skit entitled Quot a cheerful caller Quot by Gretrude Green and Norma pet Coati of the Crosby Grange business meeting and conferring the fifth degree on a class of candidates. He meeting dosed in the fifth degree All american airways inc., Lias announced that inauguration of its North South flights from the it. Alton Airport has been delayed inauguration of the new service was scheduled for july i. But failure of some airports on the route has delayed starting the service until july 25. The it. Alton port will be on All americans Pittsburgh Buffalo route. Local pastor chairman of committee tire Rev. And mrs. Linton Wilcox and daughter have re turned from attending a state wide conference held at Forest Hills youth ramp at Wilkes Barre. The purpose of the meeting was to take preliminary Steps in setting up a Keystone state Fellowship of regular Baptist churches not affiliated. The local pastor was chairman of a group to Drew up a preamble for a Constitution to be later approved at a fall meet Warren ii. Curtis Dies Iii Mishawaka id. Or. And mrs. Harold Curtis were called to Mishawaka. Iud., by the sudden death of the former a father Warren la. Curtis. Sunday evening. The deceased was vice president of that it first National Bank of Mishawaka or. Harold Curtis is a member of the firm of Swanson Curtis and company who recently purchased the accounting business of the late Marvin m. Linden in Smethport. Robert Bamat moved to Clarion station a Transfer in personnel of the Kane us station of the Pennsylvania state police was affected the first of the month with the moving.,of pie. Robert Bamat to Clarion and a Fany High ool and it Jewet the incoming of Cpl. Andrew Rich his scho�1 buildings. Board closes local draft registration office three Mckean county draft registration Sites. Including Smethport have been closed for the summer according to an announcement last week by Marion Palmer draft Board clerk. Others closed were in the port Al Mililani v services for War hero Cynko from Clarion. Pie. Bamat has served the Kane sub station for the past three years. Contract for county Road work is awarded tile state Highway department this week awarded these contracts Mckean county widening 5.67 Miles of pavement on u. S. 219 in Lafayette township and Lewis run Borough to Allegheny Asphalt and paving co., Pittsburgh. $397,381. Awarded numeral at Mercersburg Academy Leonard m. Johnson son of or and mrs. Leonard b Johnson of w main St., was awarded the Jav numeral to Junior varsity track at the Mercersburg Academy in an Assembly of the school held there May 27 headmaster Charles s. Tippetts presented the awards to a Large number of students who had participated in Spring term athletics parents of a son it. And mrs. Clare Griffin Are parents of a daughter Pamela born saturday. June 3, at Jacksonville n. C. Mrs. Claude Shattuck of Smethport is the paternal grandmother. Draft registrations now will take place at four county Sites namely Anc High school Otto twp. High school Eldred High school or the Home of h. T Childs Eldred school principal and the draft Board offices in Bra lord. Persons reaching the age of 18 Vears and discharged servicemen in the 18 through 25 year old age group May Register at the stipulated registration Sites. Legion auxiliary to elect officers i the american legion auxiliary will meet monday evening at the legion Home starting with a Tureen dinner at 6 30 o clock. The committee in charge of arrangements will be mesdames Eva Beatty Mary Mckay. Agnes , Estelle Murray and Frances Starsky. A Western Region director. Mrs. Stanley Kahle of Reynoldsville pa., will be present. Officers will be elected for the 1949-50 season. It. John Burns will be buried Friday military funeral Elver for 1st Lieut. John Reed Burns. Or Mother of or Leon Carlson. Smethport r a who a killed in Italy on May 19. 1911. Will be held Friday in Sheffield. Burial will be in Mckean memorial Park. Born in Punxsutawney Jan. La 1917. By Burn attended Choel in Sheffield and Enlis a april 22. 1942 attn erring in England with an anti tank company he ret tuned to the United states attended pcs and then served in North Africa and Italy. Survivor besides in Al ter mrs. Carl on include his Wile mrs. Anna May Burns of Niager Falls Parent. I Aud or John burn., or. Of Sheffield and one brother Donald Burns of Niagara Falls. In Articie Quot the Light in the window Quot w hich appeared in the july 1948. Reader s digest a symbolic a a i Cie opportunities awaiting those who continue to do their utmost. In the Magazine Story by lots Maddox Miller the Central character. An immigrant Cobbler ascribed Iii Success to abiding by the tradition of his forefathers. The speaker in calling for Al Lect no to the traditional spoke of tue Liberty of the nation the loyalty of the armed forces the High Levels of the schools the great moulding value of Tho Home and the moral and spiritual Worth of the Church a the foundation stones on which the Success of the United states is c constructed. During the program valedictory and Salut Atory addresses were respect Velj delivered by Harold Hull and Mary Eliazbeth Duffy. The scholarship Sward was presented to Delores Witter. Miss Carrie a. Day a former member of the faculty presented the Dar history Prises to Lim Gene Hermon and David Hall Strom. C f. Felt or assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools bestowed the Bucktail Post no. 138, american legion medal on William Angell while mrs Gertrude Sparks awarded the auxiliary medal to Kristine Johnson. Hubert l. Morrison member of the Board of education presented the diplomas and the Rev. E. J. Burton. Minister of the methodist Church delivered the invocation and the Benediction. The school orchestra under the direction of Charles part t hey and the vested choir directed by mrs. Margaret Maenhout offered several musical selections. Those presented diplomas included Gary canister Alva Greta Ander on. Frederick h. Anderson Theda Atwell. Mary Pearl Bell Jack Bishop Donald Booth Audrey Jane Brace Virginia Ann Burgess Malie Arlene Canfield Doneld e. Coleman Patricia Curran Donovan John e Dreihaup. Mary Elizabeth Duffy. Charles Louis Faes Ralph e. Gleason and Marion Grega. Also. Carolyn Esther Hustafson William Kerr Halpenny Dorothy Jean a lick Ruth Mary Alleman Harold Hull Howard Hull Harold Irons Roy c. Irons Gladys Ann Johnson Edwin Rudolph Kohn Benjamin Larson William Leonard Mcgavisk. Leonard e. Mckee Oon old a Mencer George l. Moore Marie Colleen of Neill Thomas h. Peeler and Walter e. Perry. And Jean Seiner Robert Michael Sexton Helen Edna shoats Patricia Faye Smith James Edward Swanson Peggy Joan Van sickle Patricia Jean Walker Richard l. Weaver Anna Bell Wells Delores Veronica Witter and Carolyn Kay Wright. Key. 1.1. Rockwell of Kane Dies new Side a iks for old on main Street a Blacktop surface has been Laid Over the Concrete pavement in front of the quirk Ford Gat age and Burdick \ my i its a re and a portion of the walk in i rout it the Palmer electric tot on mom St i tie new tapping evens tip the walk and is a Lee Ideal Impi a unit on tue old. It it i Fis Fossi Ign miss Ann Anderson a resigned her Imis turn at. The Burdic k insurance Agency to accept a position at the Hamlin Bank and Trust company miss Greta Anderson has accepted the position vacated by miss Ann Anderson. Father of mrs. W. W. Barnum of Smethport funeral services were held monday afternoon in Kane for the Rev. F d Rockwell 81, father of mrs. W w. Barnum of Smethport. Tho Rev. J. A Pitt pastor of the Wesleyan methodist Church of Buffalo officiated. The funeral was held from his late Home. 121 Clay St Kane at 2 30 with additional services from the Church of the Nazarene. Springboro pa., tuesday at 2 p m. Interment was in Spring cemetery Springboro. Rev. Rockwell in addition to mrs. Barnum is survived by his Wile and a daughter mrs. Ruth Hudson of East Aurora n. Y. _
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