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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 23, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a. A i Cemi owning a a Jim Mckean a Ltd. Jew wifi buy ust it s naturally Ini Democrat volume 73 established 1s7i Smethport pa., thursday june 23, 1919 is. Terms -43.50 per tear no. 24 fire at chemical Plant causes $50,000 loss Smethport fire department dispatched two pumper trucks to Susquehanna c chemical co. Plant operations stated four county educators Convene in Smethport Smethport firemen and company employees battled flames for Over three hours at the Crosby Plant the Susquehanna chemical corporation late saturday afternoon before the fire was brought under control. Damage was estimated at Between $50,000 and $60,000 by William r. Leipold production manager the company. Or. Leipold said that the destroyed property charcoal Sheds would be rebuilt As soon As possible. Chief l. A. Of Laughlin the Smethport fire department said that he believed that the Blaze was caused from overheated stills two Smethport fire department pumpers were the scene during the conflagration. Normal operations were reported to have been resumed monday. Other parts the Plant unofficially valued at nearly 11000.000. Were unharmed by the Blaze which was discovered at about 3 p in by company workmen the fire department pumped water from potato Creek after exhausting the Supply a a _ cd v Atef Carrod in the Booger tank it no eld a a a a a Las it thurs Eney hikes Bradford Inide lie bbl. Advance follows six successive cuts by crude purchasers the leading purchaser Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil wednes Dav announced a 13-cent increase in the Market Price Pennsylvania Grade Oil in the Bradford and Al pair who escaped county jail Here Are recaptured the trucks. It was nearly 8 clock when chief Laughlin ordered the last line Hose Laid to be rewound. Several streams water were played inc nearby buildings by firemen in a successful Effort to keep the flames from spreading it a curation will be held july Llt-22 Date change vetoed at meeting tuesday All members the various commutes were present a a meeting held at the Hose House tuesday evening when an Effort to change the dates for the Smethport fire de i apartment a a second annual Celebration. Scheduled for july 18-22 in i elusive was voted Down. Also present at the meeting was Carl per i tis carnival representative. Tile new Date suggested the week aug 8. Would have conflicted with the convention the Central District firemen s association to be held in Kane it was explained Day. The boost in quotations by the Joseph seep purchasing Agency the South Penn co., followed six successive cuts extending Back to december. 1948, other refineries in the area met the posted Price. The seep Agency also posted 15 and 16 cent raises for the Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil it purchases in Fields South Bradford. Here is the new schedule prices Bradford District Oil in Bradford transit co�?$3 40, up 13c. Bradford District Oil in National transit co -43 40. Up 13c. Bradford District Oil a Tiona Sheffield in National transit co �?13 40, up 13c. Allegany District Oil in Bradford transit co a $3 40 up 13c. Penna. Grade in South West a. Pipelines�?$2 96, up 15c Penna Grade Oil in Eureka pipeline co �?$2 91. Up 16c r. Hartman executive director the state Public school building authority. Harrisburg second from left seated discussed Public school legislation at a meeting educators from Mckean Potter Cameron and Warren counties in Smethport Friday. Seated next to . Hartman from left Are c. F. Feit Smethport assistant superin ten Dent Mckean county schools and Albert Johnson Smethport state assemblyman standing Henry Hennell president Kane Board education Arthur Ellison port Allegany school Board Francis Gausman Kane vice president county Board and member Wetmore township Board r p. Barnhart superintendent county schools and l. R. Cupp it. Jewett president county Board. Boro., Keating school boards act merger committee named to discuss problems common to districts Buckeye Penna Oil in Buckeye pipeline co �?42 91, up 16e in announcing the , George j. Hanks president South Penn cited an increasing curtailment in act Uty by crude Oil producers during april and May. He Aid requests for larger Quan titles crude from refiners have the department was represented i balanced Supply and demand. At the session by chief l. A a the varying increases in the Laughlin. Fred Biever. Charles i posted prices 13 to 16 cents per Megivern and George Brown All barrel will result in Cost when de a joint meeting the school boards Keating township and Smethport Borough was held monday night in Smethport for the purpose discussing problems common to both districts and a joint committee was appointed to invest 75 attend 4-h club meeting Friday night representatives participate in Model meeting argument list for common pleas Lour announced educators from four counties met Here Friday r. Hartman. State official describes aet 112 legislature an audience Over 150 school directors and administrators from Mckean Potter. Cameron and Warren counties gathered in the main court room the Mckean county court House Friday night to hear r c Hartman executive director the state Public school building authority Harrisburg outline the features act 142 the 1942 session the general Assembly. Or parthian introduced by Mckean county superintendent schools r p Barnhart jew. Eft explained that the act enabled individual school districts who meet the necessary qualifications to borrow Money from the school building authority for the purpose constructing and equipping school j buildings the speaker detailed the Steps necessary to secure a state loan and i following his address a question and answer period was held tor nearly an hour in which Hartman probed into the problem facing individual districts. Or. L. R Cupp it. Jewett president the Mckean county Board school directors presided at a Short business meeting which preceded the executive directors address. Tile Board voted overwhelmingly to raise the salary standards personnel in the office the Jack Emsworth 20. Of port Allegany and William in Fedick 22, Corydon made Good escape thursday after beating up guard a three Day Man Hunt for two escaped men ended sunday at 6.20 p. In. With the recapture at gun Point the pair at the Home a brother one the fugitives in Long hollow Annin Creek North Turtle Point about 18 Miles from Smethport. Final Rife conducted for county seat vet the argument list for a term Assembly common pleas court to be held in the Mckean county court House an officers training course for Mckean county 4-h club executives was attended by More than 75 boys and girls in the auditorium the Smethport High school Friday eve j beginning tuesday june 28. At to Ning. O clock. A Model meeting was conducted Hon. Charles g Hubbard presi i Gate the feasibility forming a with Catherine Covert Wolf run Dent if de will preside single District from the present two acting As presiding officer others tile following cases will be heard subdivisions. I participating in the mock session Theodore la Munford is Brad named in the commit from Erp Larr it Haupt Lara a Sec Ford vets club and Lieut John a. Kid pc red r Quot it Quot it a Carol Peterson outed. I Boche Post. No. 212 vow thirteen cases listed for hearing one divorce c ase docket county superintendent schools to i the Legal minimum level specified court officials have announced by the last session the general member the Celebration general committee Howard Wright the Parade and auditing committees Jack Rose and Walter Daniels the award committee and Lauren mix the publicity committee. Department president Fred Hein Lein and Secretary William Pierotti jr., also participated in the discussion. Kane woman sentenced to jail slivered to the Butler. Franklin. Oil City and Titusville refiners Matching delivered costs Bradford and Allegany grades delivered to the same refining Points and will also compensate for recently announced changes in common Carrier gathering rates a Hanks stated the reduction in the Bradford and Allegany Fields since last december brought Market prices Down from $5 to $3 27. The last raise in the Market prior to last weeks advancement. Came in december 1947, when a $5 posting was noted. Pleads guilty to Drunken driving miss Ruby Johnson 32-year-old Kane woman who pleaded guilty to a charge operating a motor vehicle while under the influence intoxicating liquor in Elk county court in Ridgway tuesday last week was reported sentenced to serve 90 Days in tire county jail and a Fine $100 and costs in Ridgway Friday. The presiding Jurist was also reported to have told miss Johnson that he would recommend permanent suspension her Pennsylvania operators License. Hie charge against miss Johnson 40 and 8 select delegates to state convention the Mckean county Voiture 741, 40 and 8, elected delegates to the state convention at Pittsburgh aug. To to 13. At a meeting held wednesday night at the legion rooms in Bradford attended by More than 50 from the county. Those elected were sheriff William Reese. Smethport Virgil Barron. Port Allegany Clarence Meese John Brink and Leonard reek All Bradford. Officers were nominated for 1950 refreshments were served following the meeting. Infant baptized Bonnie Lea Barton daughter stemmed from a fatal Accident a Var Anuj mrs. William l. Barton was route 219 one mile South we u. In route 219, one mile South we a baptized Cox last april 22, in which miss1 Audrey Anderson 32, also Kane lost her life. Son born Friday . And mrs. Robert b. Apple Aie parents a son born Friday june 17. At the Kane Community Hospital he i Las been named John Robert. In the methodist Church sunday morning by the minister the Rev. E. J. Burton. Godparents were and mrs. H. W Murdoch Butler a. New sidewalk Kenneth Mccord is installing a new us Crete sidewalk in front his property West main St. Mon Corys Lulf and James Mcintyre Coleville Smethport Board members selected were Secretary w a Ross and treasurer h l Morrison. Supervising principals Carl John song Leader and Wanda Keller Anthony j. Carpin is. Fosca it Pis Barden Brook game Leader j Enechi Carpin. Instructors in the course included House miss Jean Mccreary Smethport. John Beasley is. James Newhouse Mckean county Home economics i Anc Vero m Cummings. Extension representative w. A Helen Ledden Aud Kay Ledden a a he Quot Zzz Smethport. County agric i minor. In Helen Ledden her guard son Bruet port Rind John Blet Tan r in onh a a iia Oratta a the a Keating township As Tel As a Oral sent e a. state a Quot a a Josfph a Augrette. Two Mckean Coli qty superintendent 0f r allege assistant state 4-h flu school r. P Barnhart it jew Lead pm is vtr81"�?o< Ett and his assistant c f Felt a a a a a a Cameron county Home Coo Smethport will also serve the a Oln Quot tension representative committee which was Given no time and 1 13r Ozaisky Smethport. Limitation in which to report its sat it dior the Bradford Era. Findings. Board president Robert a Digel Smethport presided at the joint session which lasted More than three hours. Also present from Smethport were John Huffman and l h Dickinson. Other members present from Keating township were Byron c. Bickford East Smethport and h. T. Francis and Margaret c. Swanson both Gifford. Or. Barnhart and . Feit also participated in the meeting. Joseph f. Brooder Dies Iii Sartwell brother William Brooder Smethport Leola m Brown administer matrix the estate Leonard m Brown deceased is Ernest Dibble and Paul a Fisher and j. Clifford Johnson doing business As Masterson Transfer co. Two cases Pennsylvania Railroad company is northeastern Container corp Frank j Caruso and Joseph Guido is. Ralph Steffy Bradford City assessor Myrtle m. Bess is. Floyd a Bess. John Roth and Claude Jones is. Mervin h Yohe. William d. Herron is William Harris and Vonetta Harris the Lone divorce Case listed for Arthur n. Benson funeral service brother mrs. Alan Ross died in Wetmore Joseph e. Brooder 64-year-old i native Sartwell and brother hearing is that Grace e. Phoenix corked for a Short time but had funeral services were held monday afternoon in Wetmore for Arthur n Benson. 34, Brither mrs Alan Ross East Smethport the services were conducted by the Rev. Bans Pearson pastor Moriah lutheran Church. Ludlow and interment was in Ludlow cemetery complications developing from wounds received in service with the u. S army in world War ii were Given As the cause his death which occurred at 6 15 saturday morning deceased was a lifelong resident Wetmore having been born at that place november 17, 1914 he attended schools in Hamilton township and at Ludlow and prior to entering service was employed at the Curtis leather company in Ludlow and Holgate Brothers company in Kane. After his return from service although almost completely disabled. Sgt. Leo m. Connors military funeral in for sol. Minors services saturday for returned hero final funeral rite. For sgt. Leo m Connors. 32, who succumbed from a gunshot wound in North Africa May 26, 1943. Were held from St Elizabeth s Catholic Church saturday morning at to clock the Rev Urban s. Barrett pastor officiating with the Rev. John Reynolds Paul is priest assisting military funeral services were conducted from St Elizabeth a cemetery by Mckean county Post. 2497, vow. And Bucktail Post 138, american legion. Pallbearers were Carl and Robert Anderson Ernest Erickson. George Brown m. L Swanson Anet Robert Kohn. Tile color guard was composed Leonard Moore and l. E. Scow Den . And the color bearers were Virgin Herriman. Mark Orlando and Claude hit Burg the officer the color guard was Albert Marasco and the bugler was George Beatty. Or i William Murray was the officer i the Day. The two. Jack Pensworth 20, port Allegany and William Henry Fedick 22. Of Corydon and Kennedy n a Are Back in their cells at the Mckean county jail under heavy guard. The pair had made Good their escape last thursday night at 9 20 clock when they threw Lapper into the eyes Deputy sheriff Irvin Mccarty 58, rendering him partially unconscious with a series blows to his head sending him to the floor snatching hi.1 keys and running out the rear door. Sheriff William Reese and county detective Merle Dickinson surprised the two escapees standing in the living room James Pensworth a brother Jack. The two men offered no resistance As they faced the guns sheriff Reese and detective Dickinson who entered from separate doors. Neither prisoner would say a word to the officers while being escorted Back to the county jail. At the jail the men gave statements later signed As to their break for Freedom. Authorities monday considered charges aggravated assault and prison break and larceny two bicycles from a farm House at Barden Brook the latter incident proving part a Lead to the recapture the pair. Pensworth was quoted by detective Dickinson As being the instigator the break in fact it was said that Pensworth had planned a jail break for the past two weeks with Fedick being taken into the picture the Day two before the actual escape. The Mckean county sheriffs office received a tip from a resident Bardan Brook that two men were seen Riding bicycles and might be the two fugitives. Working a Hunch that two a a bikes had been taken from the area saturday right sheriff Reese and detective Dickinson decided to recheck the residence James Pensworth. According to detective Dickinson the night the jail break Pensworth and Fedick had hid in the Shower room in the corridor the jail and attempted to jump guard continued Page two special service at Mission lunch Friday the Rev. Bertyll Lovain pastor the Mission covenant Church Bradford will speak at the evangelical Mission Church Friday evening june 24th, at 7 45 clock. Pastor Lovain has a three months leave absence from his Church in order to make a trip to Europe to visit nine different count ires and preach the gospel. He is going with a team live men. Some whom made a similar trip last year. The International committee the youth for Christ is planning their schedule meetings and will provide the interpreters for them. The Public is invited to attend and hear tin spa n Tai need and Challenge reaching tilt youth Europe for Christ. William Brooder Smethport died j is. Merrell Phoenix. At his Home tuesday afternoon at 3 clock following a Long illness. Or Brooder a Farmer wa1 born in Sartwell March 19. 1885, and had resided there his entire life. Survivors include one daughter. Mrs. William Sherry Sartwell another brother. Ray Brooder Binghamton n. A sister mrs. Celia Aubry Toledo o., and two grand stand concert this thursday evening the Smethport band under the direction j. J. Johnston will present its initial concert the season at 8 clock this thursday evening Ute court House Lawn been in and out hospitals most the time. He was a member the Moriah lutheran Church the s. F a Lodge and the James uber Post the american legion at Ludlow. Surviving Are his Mother mrs. Hannah Benson Wetmore five Brothers Harry and Carl Falconer n. Y., Victor. Elmer and children. John and Kathleen Sherry Sartwell. Funeral services will be conducted from St. Mary a Catholic Church in Sartwell Friday morning at to clock the Rev. Harland j Davis pastor officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary a cemetery Sartwell. On Mediterranean cruise Jack Peeler s a. Son . And mrs. Harold Peeler Buffalo and a grandson . And mrs. John Peeler East Smethport is a cruise the uss bling visiting Naples Trieste and Sicily. He expects to be gone six months. M i it. I Quot a a i car. Of Erie and four other Sisters the program will consist the �?o.w1 a arms. Alida car son Kane mrs. Following numbers counterpoint March. Little traveler the Mardi i Mabl Joh Lse no. Erle. Fps it to Tirl Iva re gras overture the Outlook. Cruising Down the River trombone i blues powder your face with Sunshine Quality plus and path Marn Carlson awarded Alice Swartzman Erie and mrs. Anna Fetzeck Ludlow. Honor March. Harry Mayers Purchase Home near country Chih . And mrs. Harry Mayer have purchased a new Home near the Smethport county club from nato Faes. They formerly lived in an apartment in the Dorothy Malby Home King St. University scholarship miss Marie Carlson daughter and mrs c. H. Carlson e. Main St., who recently graduated from Villa Maria College Erie has been awarded a scholarship to do graduate work at Catholic University at Washington. D. C., according to an announcement received this week from the College. Mission at St. Elizabeth s closed sunday night the Mission conducted last week at St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church by father John Reynolds a list father Detroit came to a solemn close sunday with a Day adoration following the 10 15 clock mass and with evening services which consisted a final Sermon by father Reynolds a procession the blessed sacrament in which father Urban s Barrett pastor for. Reynolds and priests several neighbouring parishes altar boys and children the local Parish took part a Prole lion Faith Aud the apostolic Blessing by it. Reynolds and the Benediction. Rain wednesday morning greatly appreciated Smethport Borough after being tile Edge several rain storms the past two weeks finally got into the Circle wednesday morning when a Light rain fell. Not enough to do much Good to the parched ground it. Nevertheless was Welcome. The area around Smethport has been drenched several times during the past week but this is the first time rain has fallen Here in nearly a month. The rain also brought cooler weather which is a great Relief from the sweltering heat the past few weeks. Search area for hit run Motorist aged Man found in Wilcox Street at a late hour sunday night stat police still had no clue to the identity the Driver the automobile that killed Emil Lundberg 85, retired Tannery worker who was struck by the Driver a hit run automobile sometime saturday morning before 5 15 clock. Or. Lundberg an inmate the Elk county Home in St. Marys for the past few years was found lying alongside the Road in Wilcox Borough by two passersby. Paul e. Westerburg 21, and James Smith 23. Both Wilcox. He died in the Kane Community Hospital saturday afternoon at 1 30 clock. Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty who investigated said that death was caused by intracranial injury and compound fracture the Skull caused by a hit and run Driver. Or Lundberg born in Sweden May 30, 1864, came to Wilcox As a Young Man. His wife died in 1919. The Only immediate survivors Are five nephews. Pm moral services were held monday afternoon from a Wilcox funeral Home with the Rev. Henning Johnson pastor the Nazareth lutheran Church Wilcox out dating. Interment was in the Wilcox cemetery

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