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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 16, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A a 17lcjje<mi 6oi07vti the Mckean u l naturally Batt Democrat Iau. Volume 73 eatabli8hed 175 Smethport pa., thursday june Lei 1919 term ft-�?$3.50 per tear no. 23 june term of criminal court comes l o close slate of officers riven at meeting of Bucktail Post four Day term ends with several c ases c continued other business transacted at regular monthly meeting a nominating committee composed of Lloyd Mulvihill. Jack Sinclair sworn. Monday june 6, was adjourn and Leonard Moore presented a de about 4 p in thursday by judge slate of officers for the coming year Charles o. Hubbard after the an at a nominating meeting of buckle ring of a number of guilty pleas tall Post 138, american legion held the continuation of four cases and in the Post Home last week. The forfeiture of bail in the last Case j the committee recommendations the june term of Mckean county criminal court which began is on the docket. The jury returned a guilty verdict tuesday night in tile Case of the Commonwealth against l. M Walker of Dayton charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor judge Hubbard sentenced Walker to a $300 Fine and costs of prosecution and to serve two Montels in Mckean county jail the motion for a new trial was denied. In the Only other action tuesday judge Hubbard refused a motion by attorney Albert w Johnson to Nolle Prosse the abandonment charge against or Vance Carlson 30-year-old port Allegany re veterinarian Clyde Jennings 50. Of Bradford. Was sentenced to a term of from two to five years in the Western Penitentiary thursday by judge Hubbard after the jury had returned a verdict of guilty on a burglary charge. Guity pleas entered thursday included that of Sam Arba in of Bradford charged with operating a motor vehicle without the know ledge and consent of the owner who was placed on probation for three years and ordered to the costs. On a similar charge sentence was deferred on Jack pen Worth 20, of Liberty township included George Brown for commander t. N Clark first vice commander Virgil Herriman second vice commander Mark Orlandi third vice commander Harold i be. Chaplain Carl Peterson sergeant at arms Herbert Raszmann historian and Herman Rice finance officer nominations made from tile floor included John Berwick for first vice commander Milford Swanson historian and Richard Raymond for sergeant at arms and finance officer further nominations May be made from the floor on the night of election. Monday june 20, it was explained by commander Milton Dodge who presided at the session the Post voted to form a permanent firing squad and color guard in cooperation with the local Post of the vow the groups will function at All military funerals and official observances Milford Swanson and Ernest Erickson were appointed to serve on a committee to further the project. In a talk from the floor George Beatty made a plea for All members to Register for the coming primary and election. Carl Peterson a member of the j Clambake committee reported that All plans had been completed for the speaker i res county veterans to organize Clyde e. Rankin legion official spoke to vets Friday night plans completed for firemen a Celebration Clyde e Rankin Deputy adjutant general it of Pennsylvania in of veterans affairs and a past commander of the american legion issued a Clarion Call to Mckean county veterans at a meeting held Here Friday night Quot to organize to preserve the rights for which you fought and died Quot or Rankin introduced by Ber Nard Lyman of Bradford chairman of the recently organized Mckean county veterans political committee told the 150 assembled veterans from All parts of Mckean county that the citizens of the United body of ski. Leo Connors w ill be it Bel unwed today t state j services saturday for local mail killed in North Africa mrs. Ruby c. Connors 39 Willow bt., has received word that the body of her husband sgt Leo m Connors 32, who succumbed from a gunshot wound in North Africa on May 26, 1943, would arrive by rail in of Jewett afternoon i states a can never repay the Veteran 3 of clock collegian $6, starts vacation. Eighty six year old Rich american Moat Eoo Ege a in Dent la greeted by i fellow stud Enta a a Relon stantly leaves the Loden i banding Ai Bergen Junior College in Tea Nock n. A to atari his Aam Mer vacation. A plans to Continua i Lodies there Anta graduated. Tho youngest applicant for Edmi Ion to the College is two year old Bette Schmidt Linnet whose parents or. And or. Fred Schmidt of Pajl Sadea n. A attended Bergen and had their daughter registered for it Deus of 1mb. Or. Chaldee l Intel president of the College helps her Register. Meeting of Boro taxpayers held last week operation of a motor vehicle after the suspension of his License Richard s. Smith Bradford re 2. Was placed on probation for a year and ordered to the costs other pleas made included that of Charles Anderson Bradford charged with failing to Stop at the scene of an too at meeting to hear tax equalization flail explained the appointment of a committee past commander Richard Chase to study tax equal Patjon in Smith of the memorial Dav committee re port Borough and the reporting of ported that there were 75 uniformed the findings to the Borough assessor veterans in the line of March and Gigli lighted a taxpayers meeting after entering a guilty plea to the a a a which will be held in fire Eloyd e. Mulvihill candidate for treasurer according to an announcement in this weeks Majier Lloyd e Mulvihill of Crosby is seeking nomination for treasurer of Mckean county subject to tile Republican primaries sept 13. Or Mulvihill prominent member of Bucktail Post and baseball promoter of the area. Asks for your support. Pearl Lanzl named president of auxiliary other officers chosen at meeting monday evening men s Park on sunday june 19 an estimated 50 veterans who paraded with other units. Edward j Segulin of Crosby was held in the school auditorium wednesday night of last week. The decision was reached after accent who was fined $50 and costs j Vou a into met my it or shop. Following an open discussion with ail Points As was Clifford e Smith or. Of Der Ith business meeting refreshments county school directors Jill special meeting Ink City on a like offence w Ere served by a commit teed com thoroughly reviewed seated at the table were r for what he lost in service whether it be life limb or time Quot in closing the Mckean county native who served in world War i with Bradford a company c. Queried his audience with the remark Quot if we lost the War. Would people complain about Cost Why complain i about the Cost of repaying those who saved our cherished Liberty and Freedom Quot the first speaker on the program also introduced by or Lyman was assemblyman Albert w Johnson of Smethport who explained the veterans legislation voted at the 1949 session of the Pennsylvania general Assembly in Harrisburg or. Johnson also read the text of the Pennsylvania adjusted compensation act generally known As the a Bonus bulk and pointed out that the general electorate of the Commonwealth has to approve a Bond Issue at the coming general election in november a to bring the act beyond the paper stage a chairman Lyman announced that second annual Celebration will take place july 18-22 tile american legion auxiliary Beld a Tureen dinner monday eve j a concerted Campaign will soon get 8lme of the lat Ltd a Ning at the legion Home and alter j underway to Register every qualified the dinner officers for the coming resident of Mckean county for the year were elected As follows. J fall in nary and election the president. Pearl Lantz first vice-1 chairman stated that the drive will president. Frances Sample second be without political or Veteran Sig vice president Onalee Moore Chap 1 in finance Lam Kate Burdick Secretary nor William Gemmell 31, also of posed of Herman Rice and Myron \ Digel president of the Smethport Bradford was fined $50 and directed Tessona to the costs after pleading guilty to an assault and Battery charge j1,f 0 c ii is by agreement of the opposing jct is Iii 7. Board of education Glen Raif Snyrer president of tile Smethport Borough Council Christian Felt or. Assistant Siquier intendant of to Vivean state of a Al will disc uss state Aid for school instruction tie. Herman Curtis of Bradford was ordered to costs and $60 per month on a desertion and non support directive. Actions continued included that of or Vance a Carlson of port Allegany. Accused of abandonment As the result of a several months disappearance from ids Liberty township Home. The Commonwealth motion for continuance was vigorously Prole ted by defense attorney Albert w Johnson other cases continued were those of William Baker 40. Liberty township charged with pointing a deadly weapon Vernon e Beldin. Sterling rim Cameron county allegedly involved in a morals offence and William Westmiller port Allegany indicted on monday for false pretence and fraudulent conversion. Bail of $200 was ordered forfeited by the court in the Case of Armand Provost charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Mckean county detective m e. Dickinson said that provosts last known address was in Connecticut trouble trouble double trouble a Ness treasurer. Doris Sharro sergeant at arms Gertrude Rice historian. Donna Barton. It was announced that the annual state convention would be held in a special convention of the school Pittsburgh Augustio to 14 mrs county schools Robert b Apple at i directors in Mckean county has Lantz the incoming president was Torney for the Borough Council and been called for Friday. June 17, at elected a Delegate to tills meeting Albert w Johnson attorney for the 8 p. In. At the court House the following were elected Dele school Board. R p Barnhart county superin-1 Gates to the inter county Council the meeting was attended by j pendent of Public schools will pre to be held Iii sugar Grove june 25 _ a More than too taxpayers. Or. Digel Side tile purpose of the meeting is mrs Pearl lard mrs c l. Sparks graduating classes of the Keating for deceased members presided and after explaining the to along information a.-, to the mrs Doris Sharro. Or it Nalee township schools eight chaperones purpose of the gathering called upon policy and procedure in making a Moore and mrs. Janice Dean. And he a lispi miss Carolyn held reunion a roup flans memorial Keating brads la Joy annual trip interesting places near Harrisburg visited members of the eighth Grade members of the class of 1939 of George Berkwater chief assessor for plications for schools planning to i be my in Bel at he monday night Qlson returned Home from a three Blaine find and o Connor sons of or. And mrs. Howard of Connor have both met with accidents in the past few Days. Blaine suffered a Cut on his left foot while in swimming and a local physician took several stitches to close the wound. Fred Cut a Tendon in his right knee while playing in the neighbourhood of hts Home and had to he taken to the Kane Community Hospital where he underwent surgery and had his leg placed in a cast. Errs eyelid in Accident William Pierotti or. Had an Odd Accident saturday. A he w As Gett Irig in ins car tile wind blew the door into his face causing his glasses to shatter. A Sliver of the Glass Cut his right eyelid and a local physician attending Lam took several stitches to close the Cui. Smethport High school at a class reunion held saturday night voted to establish a memorial fund tot the six deceased members of the members of the committee eve class president Richard Nourse. John Richards. William Aggas and Mark Orlandi the deceased members of the class Are Beatrice Wright. Mrs Molly Borly Virginia bran ton. Angelo Isadore. Russell Oviatt and Lewis Alvin Satisky. The 33 members and guests present at the banquet held at the colonial hotel also voted to establish a committee whose purpose it will be to formulate plans for annual reunions. Appointed to the committee were or. And mrs. Bernard Huffman and Merill Engstrom. Richard Shattuck the class advisor and former member of the High school facility was the master of ceremonies at the affair. Mckean county or. Berkwater sex construct and equip school buildings meeting voted to give life member planned the county assessment Law or additions to existing school build a hips to members when they reach and the need for tax equalization. Lugs As provided in act 142, passed the age of 75 or Felt told of the financial of at the 1949 cession of the state leg i mrs. Stanley Kahle. Western vice fact on Smethport Borough of the Slature. Director of Reynolds Lle s3 a findings of the state equalization r c. Badman executive director Well received talk on various Active Board. Or. Johnson explained the of the state Public school building ties of the auxiliary particularly amount of the state subsidy that is authority will ire on hand to discuss i stressing their work among the Dis the building program with the directors. Tire question of an increase in salaries for personnel of the county office will also be considered at this meeting. Given to each school District. Local photographer Illust of Kodak Albin Anderson seriously Bill Barton local photographer was a guest of the Eastman Kodak co., at their professional studios in Rochester last thursday. He was i milled at refinery accompanied by four other members _ of the Allegany professional photo reports from the Kane commune tabled veterans now Iii the several hospitals. Odd Fellows Lodge held memorial service memorial services for five Mem Day trip to the Harrisburg area saturday evening at to of Elock the group numbering 62 students from the twin ship consolidated schools at Farmers Valley and Cyclone visited historical Sites in Harrisburg tile Gettysburg Battlefield. Hershey and part of the agricultural school in state College. The state fish hatchery in Bellefonte was also inspected. Tile students left Smethport in three township school buses Early j thursday morning and maintained Headquarters in a Harrisburg hotel chaperones were supervising Prin an Honor guard of Smethport veterans representing Mckean county Post 2497, a fwd and Bucktail Post 138. American legion will meet the train it Jewett and escort the body to Smethport funeral services for sgt Connors the first Smethport Veteran to lose his life in world War ii on foreign soil will be held from St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church saturday morning at to of clock wit ii the Rev. Urban 8. Barrett pastor officiating. Full military interment honors will be conducted in St cemetery by the two local Olga Ilia t Ziotis. Sgt Connors one of six Smethport Brothers who saw Active service in the recent world conflict was born in Hazelhurst on sept. To. 1910, the son of or. And mrs. Michael Connors or when he was a Small boy the family moved to Smethport where he attended the Public schools and played football on the High school team under the coaching Reft liver More. Before enlisting in the army in Philadelphia on Jan 4, 1942, he was employed in the Curtiss Wright air plane factory in 1931 to 1933 he had served an enlistment in the regular army at Madison Barracks Watertown. N y before sailing for Over Aas with an aviation engineering unit on june 30. 1942 he completed training at Camp i Dix. N j sgt Connors landed in North Africa wit ii til Allied invasion forces in november of 1942 and i tick rated in a number of campaigns until he met his death. In january 1935, he was married to miss Ruby Anderson of Smethport in Cleveland Ohio. Other survivors include his parents a son. James Oscar a daughter Ada Marlene. Five Brothers Gerald and Paul of Smethport Emerson of Crosby. Eugene of Buffalo and Michael or. Of Farmers Valier and his grand other mrs. Fred Anderson of Clermont. Seniors return from new York a a recent meeting of the various committed appointed by a president Fred hell Len to formulate plans for the Observance of the Smethport fire departments second annual Celebration to be held july 18-22, announcement was Given of the schedule of events for the week. According to chief l. A. Of laugh Len and past president Fred Biever. Co chairmen of the general committee the Celebration will be Hilgh lighted with a firemen a Parade on Friday. July 22, when $185 in prize Money will be awarded to the winning units. Other events scheduled include an Industrial Parade on monday a costume and pet Parade on tuesday a veterans Celebration on wednesday and a band Parade featuring High school units on thursay. A the prize list As released by the general committee which includes or of Laughlin or. Biever Charles f. Melvern and George Brown will include $15 Worth of awards on wednesday evening $75 on thursday and $24 on tuesday night. Friday nights awards include $35 for Best appearing company with 20 or More men in line Best Cand and Elizabeths drum corp6f respectively and Ete hic 20 Tach for mond appearing fire company company with most men in Una second Best drum corps and Best i menus auxiliary. The prize list for the veterans Parade includes awards of $35 for Best appearing organization with 20 or More men in line Best band and Best drum corps respectively and $20 each for most men in line and second Best drum corps. Band night prizes Are $35 for first $25 for second and $15 for third place. Awards announced for the costume and pet Parade include $2 for first prize and $1 for second prize for Best decorated bicycle or tricycle $2 for first and $1 for second third fourth and fifth awards for pets $2 for first and $1 for second prize for Best group of two $3 for first and $2 for second place for Best group of More than two and for Best individual costume $3 for first. $2 for second and $1 for third to seventh places inclusively. During the tuesday evening Parade three special prizes of $1 will be awarded according to the committee and All participants will be Given Candy a practice inaugurated in 1946. Other committees functioning included the Parade of which John Boswick is chairman and whose members include Howard Wright and or. Biever award committee Richard Chase Jack Rose w. L. Pierotti or. And Walter Daniels auditing committee a. Z. Etleman Kenneth Chase and Howard Wright and publicity Lauren mix John Dragoone and Israel Starsky. Fire dept. Answered two alarms last week Bels of the Smethport Lodge. 389, Cipal and mrs. John e Biery of Loof were conducted in the odd1 Smethport mrs. Margaret Swan Fellows Hall Friday night following. Son of Gifford a member of the the regular business session by about township Board of education or. Grapher association. Alter a our j to Hospital wednesday were that the 20 members of tile local Rebekah and mrs James Mcintyre Coleville Smethport firemen were called out thursday so portly after noon to answer an alarm from White hollow near Crosby where a grass fire was raging. No assistance was rendered by the local department. Wednesday evening of last week the department was called to the residence of Merle Stevens on will Low St., at 7 15 of clock. A steaming apparatus that exploded caused what chief l. A. Of Laughlin described As a negligible of tile studios they had an All Day condition of Albin Anderson was Lodge. Demonstration on lighting and pos j Fajr a or. Anderson Yard Foreman the memories of c. L Irons or lug by Jack Wamsley. They were a1 at Quaker state refinery at a. It. Livermore ii. L. Abbey Mil so fortunate in being tile second banners Tell from tile roof of the ton Wright and Martin Carlson school and mrs. Rhea Francisco group to see the new Kodak i Lex a Wax j10use to tile ground a distance were honoured. District Deputy grand j principal of the Cyclone school Chrome pro Ess which made its de of 35 feet about 10 of clock monday master Everett bean of port Aile Hie bus Drivers who Marie the Quentin Wolfe an instructor at the Cyclone school mrs. Mara Winnier principal of the Farmers Valley trip were Raymond Lynch of Synieth port Cleve Van sickle of Smith but in new York tills past week. It morning. He was rushed to the of gaily was a special guest is a process where color prints can Tjce we. Murray where a following the ceremony ref Resli be made from snack and White Nega j preliminary examination was made merits were served by a committee port re. And Jack con of Cory Tives. Although Only of interest to and pen taken to the Hospital where composed of Donald Peterson Wal Ville professionals the results Are com a rays revealed he had suffered a 1 ter Johnson Henry Butler and Cleo i parable to tile More expensive color broken Pelvic Bone three broken Baker processes now being used at a Oculi j vertebrae and both heels crushed. Lower Cost. The Barton studio will feature this process As soon As the j materials and equipment become Ltd j spiders Purchase at Ahab a _ Home on n. Fulton St. Son born tuesday or and mrs. Bernard Vossler Are parents of a son born tuesday Moran g in Kane commit duty Hospital. Scout party and Bau saturday night a the second annual senior scout Back in uniform j or and mrs. Fred Seitler have and Scouters party and Ball will be Johnny Pollock one time favorite i purchased the Carlton Tanner Home held at the Smethport High school of Smethport baseball fans and 1 on n Fulton St. And have moved in gym saturday june 18th, at 9 p.m., later a catching Star with James to their new Home from tile apart j for boy and girl scouts and leaders town of the Pony league is Back mein they had occupied in the Eek j music Wall by furnished by Alvin in uniform with a Semi pro team in Jamestown. Johnny also scouts for the Phillies and is the Man who signed Eddie Urb Uuk presently the leading hurler of the Poty. Hart House on water St. Or. And mrs. Stuart Goodwell and children have moved into the apartment vacated by or. And mrs. Seitler. Hagg and his orchestra. All of the leaders and boys and girls of senior scout age in Mckean. Potter and Cameron counties Are invited to attend. . To observe Flag Day saturday Mckean chapter of the daughters of the american revolution will observe Flag Day saturday at the Home of mrs. R. Kessler. Following a covered dish luncheon a patriotic program will be presented by the members. Mrs. Kessler will be the hostess and the committee will consist of mrs. Lillian Backus mrs. H. W. Cummings miss Mabel Day miss Jennie Biever and miss Theo free Man. Students tour City on three Day trip forty five members of the 1949 senior class of Smethport High school returned Home from a three Day bus trip to new York City sunday morning at 6 5b o clock. The group left Smethport thursday at 2 55 a i chaperoned by or. And mrs. Oscar m. Anderson. The group arrived in new York at 1 30 p. In. Thursday with no definite program scheduled for the rest of tile Day. On Friday the class toured Chinatown visited the statue of Liberty tile bowery and Lipper new York. In the evening Rockefeller Center was inspected by the party and tickets were secured to a television broadcast. Proceeding the packing for the homeward trip saturday afternoon a three hour boat trip around Manhattan Island was made by the students. Plan Church school schedule St. Luke a school will recess for summer the Church school faculty of St. Luke a Church met at the rectory last Friday evening and made Plana for having a vacation from lessons during july and August with commencement sunday and a program at the nine o clock service sunday june 26, in place of the Sermon. It was also planned to have the Church school and Parish picnic at wild cat Park near Ludlow sometime the first part of August. Mrs. Howard Wright is picnic chairman with Heads of other Parish organizations working with her namely miss Dora Keenan mrs. J. L. Morrison mrs. Lillian Backus mrs. Elbertha Burdie. Fred a. Herriman and Ronald Johnson. Young Peoples rally a Young people s rally will be held at the Smethport Baptist Church on Friday evening at 7 30 of clock sponsored by the Christian and missionary Alliance Church. Speaker for the evening will be Theodore Schile. All Are Welcome to attend. Son born a son was born Friday at the port Allegany Hospital to or. And mrs. John Koni Idar of Crosby. Parents of a son or. And mrs. Donald Thomas Are parents of a son born thursday june 9. At Kane Community hos Pital. _

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