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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 30, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand 7c a you Iii it a m it i a a Piti copies. I Glt a Rrth if naturally Lulli i he Iii n Fri Democrat .m�ll/4 volume 73 est Abu la hed in Smethport pa., thursday june 30, 1010 ter msl�? per tear no. 25 i. W. Lillibridge reports on rotary convention final meeting for 1948-49 rotary year held monday tile last meeting of the 1948-1949 rotary year was held at the colonial hotel monday noon with Leonard Johnson presiding he announced that the new officers would take Over at the july 13th meeting since no meeting would be held on monday july 4th. Chairman of the Fellowship committee Herbert Larson introduced these guests d c. Hanna. My and a r Baker of port Allegany r m Grover and Herbert Johnson of Kane. A w Quakenbush of Piermont n. Y James Mcgowan of Cheshire mass., and John e. Melcher of Smethport. The Secretary c. W Lillibridge. Reported on the recent new York convention of rotary International As follows there were 17.608 delegates and guests in attendance at the Madison Square Garden meetings representing sixty four countries of the world. The 40th convention was not Only one of the largest rotary meetings held but also a convention with an unusually Fine array of entertainment features As Well As a program filled with speakers of National and International reputation. Radio commentators and the metropolitan press commented very favourably on the High Type of program and the atmosphere which pervaded the convention. The sunday evening program was typical of those of the other four Days of the week Fred Waring and his pennsylvanians gave a most delightful two hour program after which or. Norman Vincent Peale minister of the Marble colegate Church gave an inspiring key note address on the topic. Formula for great Days the distinguished screen Star. Miss Madelein Carroll who was file Only woman speaker of the convention held her audience closely As she gave a spirited address on Quot the world unites for children she told of the needs of the children of War ravaged Europe As she had seen them during and since the last War or. Elbert k pret Well. Chief scout of the boy scouts of America spoke on Quot rotary s stake in this talented speaker and Leader urged that rotary make youth work one of its prime objectives. It was apparent Early in the convention that one of the chief concerns of every Delegate was entered in the United nations and its work at Lake Success. Owing to tar limited quarters at Lake Success Only a few delegates could attend the deliberations of the committees and Council. The number of delegates who applied for admission far exceeded the number who could be accommodated. It was Only natural that the speaker who received the closest attention at the convention was Secretary general of the United nations Trygve lie of and substantial both mentally and physically this sturdy norwegian gained the respect and admiration of his audience. He frankly admitted that there had been Many disappointments in u n. During the four years since the charter was signed in san Francisco but he also Point continued on Page four unemployment a y up to $25 new ruling Cloes into effect july i Penworth Gediek enter guilty pleas to prison breach Divino mishap fatal. Am our Rome a jtn4o� dirt ref Champion in ims died Itta a after the antlered a partly Wing i Pill injury when a he dived into a a Hallow Lake near her Eri Hool in then Fehamet Kwh land War Long Hee hark in a Mek. Will face next term of criminal court bail was set at $3,000 asst. I ionic economies rep. Arrives Here miss Annabel Shields will assist Jean Mccreary with work miss Annabel Shields has been appointed As the assistant Home economics representative in Meke and Warren counties. She will spend every other week in each of these counties miss Shields has just completed her Junior year of College in Home economics education at Drexel Institute of technology. Phil Adelphia she Bias been a member of i the Board of Home economics association at Drexel belongs to the Tri Sigma sorority and has taken an Active part in Church activities. I the three years of 4-h club work that miss Shields has had in Columbia county gives her a Fine background for the 4-h club work that she will be assisting with Here in Mckean county during the summer months. She had experience in 4-h camping and 4-h colouring and homemakers assistants projects. Miss Shields will be working with the other members of the agricultural Extension office miss Jean l. Mccreary Home economics Extension representative w. A. Ross county agent and John Melchor assistant county agent. They Are located in the court House. The Telephone number of the office in Mckean county is Smethport 420, ext. 20. At a preliminary hearing before Justice of the peace Earl Caliup Friday the two men who escaped from the Mckean county jail july is pleaded guilty to a charge of prison breach but failed to enter any pleas on two other charges by authorities aggravated assault and Battery and larceny. The two men. Jack Penworth. 20, of port Allegany and William m Fedlock 22, of Corydon were recommitted to the county jail after failing to Post the $3,000 Bond set by Justice Gallup who bound the prisoners Over to the next term of criminal court the prisoners were brought to the office of or Gallup by county detective Merle e. Dickinson sheriff William Reese and Deputy sheriff Irven Mccarty or Mccarty was slugged about the face and head when Penworth and be Dick Marie their escape the two men were captured at gunpoint but without resistance by or Dickinson and or. Reese Early sunday evening june 19. At the Long hollow Home of James Penworth. A brother of one of the prisoners. Attorney James h Isherwood or. Of port Allegany represented pen Worth and Fedick at fridays hearing or. Isherwood was appointed counsel for the two jawbreakers by Mckean county president judge Charles o Hubbard shortly after they were apprehended Mal hew Simsick funeral services school bands in two parades Friday prominent Coryville Man died thursday funeral services for Mathew Sim sick 70-year-old retired chemical factory employee who died thursday evening at his Home in Coryville. Were held from St Raphael a Coth Olic Church in Eldred monday morning at to of clock with the Rev. J h Davis pastor officiating interment was in St. Elizabeth s cemetery Smethport. Pallbearers were Tony Kacin. Jack Zela John Komidar Henry i Oklar. John Paar and John Rossman. Born in Austria in september 1878, he and his wife the former Jennie Stephanovic. Who were married on sept. 17, 1905, came to the United states in 1912, settling first in St. Marys. About 1914 the family moved to Farmers Valley where they resided until they came to Coryville to live. He was a member of St. Raphael a Catholic Church Eldred. Survivors include his wife three sons. Frank at Home Max of Olean and Joseph of Smethport and one grandchild. The two bands of tile Smethport schools took part in two parades last Friday. The High school senior band and the Keating band left Here at noon Friday and marched in the Laurel festival Parade at # Wellsboro during the afternoon and boys ill Bilic split again in the evening at port Aile Money at port Ganyu sold Home week Parade. Quot _ tile senior band placed fourth among the scores of bands participating at Wellsboro just out of the Money but fared better at port where they were awarded top honors in High school band Competition. Unemployment benefits go to a top of $25 a week for workers who lose their jobs after july i and who have not started a claim for Benefit within tile past year. The Bureau of employment and unemployment compensation explained today that this increase is provided in accordance with a change in the Law passed at the remit session of the legislature. All workers according to the Bureau. Who applied for jobless benefits within the past year will continue to draw at the old rate until one year from Date of their original application. Only those who did not file a new or original application prior to july i can profit by the increase at this time a a missing tools kept officials Busy Vincent Mcandrews Bradford reported the theft of More than $200 Worth of electrical tools from his pick up truck saturday night after he parked the vehicle on state St., this Borough. County detective Melle Dickinson acting chief of police o. C. Smith of Smethport and tile chief of police of Bradford investigated. Monday evening the son of or. Mcandrews looked under the Hood of the car after the Horn failed to blow and found the missing tools. Playgrounds will be open 5 Days a week opening of Seoul ramping season postponed a week opening Date now set for july to personnel named trooping of colors Marks Kino a birthday. King grf Uhm the ainu daring ant fall Dren trooping the Leolor ceremony at Rockingham Palace Ainee the beginning of the War held in Observance of i birthday. Shown Riding her bore Quot Winston in the ceremony in Princess Elirabeth wearing the uniform of in colonel of the Grenadier guards. She Rode immediately behind the King Carriage. Princes Margaret Rose and Queen Shea Beth Are Shewn Center a they left the Palace in an open Landau foe the nolo cml ceremonies sportsmen Send youths to amp school Fen Lores ten Days of outdoor life school Board Council discuss assessments local women elected to office local real estate values listed below state Board figures the Keating sportsmen s club and the Bucktail Trail sportsmen s Anocia Tion have named As their representatives to attend the Junior conservation school at Nett Mills tile Smethport school Board and pa., Tommy Kohn of Smethport the Borough Council in a joint and Charles Lyle Cookjr. Of Eros it meeting tuesday evening discussed by. The general assessment situation in school will begin july 4th and will the Borough without taking any be headed by Charles w Stoddardt definite action on the problem. Or. Director of Extension physical the Council and the school Board tile opening of tie regular camping season a tile Elk licit memorial scout reservation will be postponed one week making the arrival Date july 10th for the first week. July 17th for the second week and july 24th for tile final period. The Camp will close saturday noon and open sunday afternoon for each of the three week periods to enable the boys to attend their own churches. The Camp staff will consist of d. D. Blanchard. Bradford director. J. T. Akeley Smethport program director Robert Cal Cote Bradford waterfront director Robert Mckiernan. Smethport assistant water front director. Jack and Dick Mu-1 Ford Kane staff Cooks and commissary directors John Aan of Kane nature and handicraft director Edgar Fenner. Shinglehouse senior patrol Leader for provisional troops. Provisional scoutmaster will be o k Metz and Joseph wets both of Emporium j reservations to Date Are inter county legion july Loie troop 7.21 and 27 of auxiliary names Heads ,,.tp i of 49 of Custer City and troop 46 of mrs. Ruth Ross of of Jewett was j Bradford education and athletics of state College the school is sponsored by the North Central division of sportsmen a clubs. There will be Fen Days of outdoor about one month ago activity filled with practical instruction in woodcraft soil conservation Stream and wildlife conservation firearms safety Etc. The purpose of the school according to officials of the local clubs is to develop proper attitudes and a social understanding of the future problems which confront the sportsmen today. As a body Are expected to raise real estate valuation in the Borough within tile near future to Levels set by the state tax equalization Board assessment valuations in the Borough of Smethport Are about one filth of the figure of what the state Board set them at in their recent Survey which Shower that the political sub divisions throughout most of the Commonwealth were levying at values Turat were fractional of their real Worth. C Ross burned at port Allegany Friday night 25 quarts of Nitro reported stolen theft of 20 quarts of Nitro Glycerine from a Dupont Magazine near Howard Junction Over the weekend was reported by state police trom the Kane substation. Hurt when car crashed Mike Bagnato 31, of Union Street received a Cut Over the right Eye when his 1948 Couvre rolled Over Friday evening at 5 30 of clock after striking a Rock in the Road on route 46, near Rew City. Damage to the car was estimated at $600. The Smethport fire departments drum and Bugle corps and the Armstrong Hose company of Johnsonburg split the Hoo first award for drum corps Competition at the huge Parade in port Allegany Friday evening. The Johnsonburg Central Junior corps took second prize of $35 00. It jewetts band copped first prize for band Competition and also the $25 prize for having the most men in line of March. Second Money in the band phase when to Emporium. Eldred collected $25 for the Best appearing fire company. Shinglehouse won the auxiliary award and Smethport High school band took Toj honors in the school band classification. Enrolled at Marietta two students from Smethport Are enrolled for the summer term at Marietta Ohio College. They arc John s. Miller son of or. And mrs. Fred a. Miller and Roland c. Rey nolds son of or. And mrs. C. W. Reynolds. Or. Miller is a Sophomore majoring in Petroleum and or. Reynolds is a Junior majoring in Petroleum engineering. To the accompaniment of a reverberating blast of dynamite time turned Back 21 years in port Allegany Friday night at to of clock when a flaming Cross the Emu tem of the Kun flux klan. Appeared on a nearby Hilltop in full View of Sev Type Ripe Elk flt Deral thousand people attending the old Home week carnival in the towns Public Square. Whether or not the klan has become Active again in Mckean county was a question but port Allegany chief of police Albert Clauser was inclined to dismiss the incident As the Folly of a prank of teen age youths. Elected president of tile inter county Council of the american legion auxiliary at its meeting in sugar Grove saturday. Tile inter county Council is composed of the legion auxiliaries in Warren. Forest Mckean and Elk counties. Other officers elected at the business session were mrs of Hara Warren first Vic president mrs William Leipold Bradford second Vic president mrs. Laura Byham Kane Secretary mrs. Orabelle shirk Sheffield treasurer mrs. Veda Reese Smethport historian. Onalee Moore Smethport chaplain and mrs Heigel Dag us mines sergeant at arms. . Austin Dilly of Waynesburg spoke on the topic Quot National an address also was Given by mrs. Stanley Kahle of Reynoldsville. State we Tern director of the legion auxiliary. A dinner was served the delegates in the american legion Home by the sugar Grove auxiliary after the business meeting the next meeting is planned for port Allegany in october. July 17-23 troop 30 of Ulysses troops 3 and 47 of Bradford troop 64 Wolf run troop i of met port troop 41 of Cyclone troop 55 of Emporium troop 14 of Gifford. July 24-30 troop 63 banners Valley troop to it Jewett troop 60 port Allegany troop 2 Bradford. There will be a total of 180 boys in Camp this year. Assistant county Agen for Mckean Lola e. Melchor will assist a. A. Ross St. Luke s parishioners police described the Nitro As a new w ill take fresh air kids the e. I. Dupont company which requires special handling and which is rated As Quot least dangerous Quot of the highly Touchy explosive. St. Luke a Church is cooperating with mrs. C. O. Thunberg and her committee from port Allegany in getting Homes for the Tribune fresh the Nitro was Token from two air children from new York City ten quart cans which were stored in the Magazine located in Bradford township. Social Security agent will Call at Bradford Bond drive Iii county meeting with Success the Field representative of the Federal social Security administration office at Dubois will conduct the regular itinerant station in the Pennsylvania employment service office 152 Kennedy St., Bradford on tuesday july 5, from in a. In. To 12 noon St. Employers you la be making up your social Security tax return tills month. Done to forget to put Down tile name and account number of each employee. It Means a lot them. To George a. Denning observes 88th birthday George a Denning Dean of Smethport Barbers observed the 88th anniversary of his birth wednesday. Tile occasion was marked by a family dinner at the Home of his son. Paul Denning and family. Or Denning is at his shop nearly every Day As has been his custom for the past 51 years. The latter part of july. . C. B. Corwin is the chairman from St. Luke s Parish for this work and has received promises from the following that they will take children mrs. Katherine Alderfer or. And mrs. Russell Johnson or. And mrs. Holmes Spanogle or and mrs. Gordon Coleman mrs. C. B. Corwin and mrs Alex Barbour and Mckean county has obtained 78 per cent of its a Opportunity drive or savings Bond sales i has been an a Vars Andrew Jacobson. The children bounced by the county chairman Econie juju 20. D. Ii. Phillips of Bradford. The my _ _ Kean quota is $350,000 and Sale to 1 smut to pot t Blind Date total $273,238. The drive entitle it Nimr thursday night but All Bonds sold v of. It i Linsea tiling up to and including july in will be credited to the drive. Pennsylvania is second in the nation with 75 pet cent of its quota. Children of is. Luke s Parish Given awards the Smethport band under the direction of j j. Johnston will present a concert of eight numbers on the Lawn of the Mckean county court House tonight. The program will consist of the following a Ringling Brothers grand entry March a a radio a serenade of the bolls a a Salute to Seattle a a a Sally a emr. Roviene a a aviation Tournai at the nine of clock Parish communion last sunday at St. Luke a Church the Rector the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb Catechi Zed the children and Young people of tile Church school publicly before the congregation. Postmasters meeting awards for attendance were Given Mckean county postmasters met Virginia Hileman Patricia German j at Tho Emery hotel Bradford Mon Jaines Fleeger George Newhouse. J Day evening to Complete plans for Joseph Newhouse Judy Newhouse. The postmasters convention to be trombone a Georgeanne Burdie. Wright and George held in that City next week july 7, 8 and 9th. John e. Mechor. Who on june 6 was graduated from the Pennsylvania state College Lias been named assistant county agent in Mckean and Warren counties according to an announcement by j. M Fry of live College. State director of the agricultural Extension service. In Mckean county he will be associated with county agent w. A Ross and in Warren county with county agent o. C. Tritt. He will reside in Warren. A native of Northampton county where his parents operate a Dairy farm near Easton Melchor was Active in 4-h club work and was a member of his county Dairy judging team at 4-h club work at tile College. He was graduated from Easton High school and while serving with the u. S. Army during the War in Europe attended Biarritz american University in France. At Penn state where he majored in Dairy production. He was a member of tile flock and bridle club Dairy science club and the College chapter of the Grange. He was a member of the College livestock judging team which competed in the Eastern states exposition at Springfield mass., Eastern National at Timonium. Mr., and the International livestock exposition at Chicago. He Uiso was a member of the College judging team and took part in the Eastern states exposition and the National Dairy cattle Congress at Waterloo Iowa. He is a member of Alpha Gamma rho National agricultural fraternity. Three tie in match three Smethport golfers tied for top honors at the Smethport country club sunday afternoon in the Blind bogey tournament staged by pro Burke. The three were All tied with 78�?Ts. Cahl Wilson had 84-6 a 78 Alex Mckay 98-20�?78 and John Hubbard 94-16�?78. . Daugherty will have charge of playground at school announcement was made this week of the summer recreation program for the youth of Smethport Borough this program is open to boys and girls age 4 through 12th Grade mrs. Daugherty will have charge of the school playground for children age 4 through 4th Grade. Albert. Harrington will have charge of the stadium playground for the children from 5th Grade through 13th Grade. The following schedule will be followed school playground open at to a in. To 12 noon 2 to 4 p. In. Stadium playground open to both boys and girls but special sessions will be held for each. Monday morning boys afternoons boys and girls. Tuesday morning girls afternoon swim wednesday morning and afternoon boys. Thursday morning boys afternoon boys and girls. Friday morning girls afternoon swim. The rotary club will provide a Bas for transportation to the port Allegany Pool at no charge to the youngsters. Pickups will be made at Mccoy stadium Comer of Marvin and water St., and at the Corner of Mechanic and water us. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an older person. Swimming program will Start on tuesday july 5th. In Case of rain on any tuesday the bus will run the following wednesday. If it Rains on wednesday the trip that Day will be cancelled. In Case of rain on Friday the trip will be cancelled. Or. Harrington will be in charge of the swimming program. He will be responsible for the conduct on the bus and the regulations of the Pool must be observed. Or. Harrington is anxious to obtain baseball games with Junior teams from neighbouring towns. He can be contacted at the stadium if interested. A new feature of the program Wilt be the use of the Library under the supervision of miss Martha Cole Grove. The Library will be open As follows monday�?7 to 9 p. In. Wednesday�?2 to 5 p. Rn., and Friday to to 12 a in. Burglars break into Bradford offices three Bradford offices were broken into sometime sunday night or Early monday according to a report made to the Bradford police department. Only forty seven cents was the loot taken by the burglars. Entrance in each instance was gained with the forcing in of the front doors. Entered according to police were the offices of the family welfare association the Eastern royalties inc., office and the rooms of or. Jacob g. Heckel dentist. Albin Anderson taken to Klainot Hospital Albin Anderson who was seriously injured Wrhen he fell from the roof of a building at the Quaker state refinery on june 13 and who has been a patient in Kane Community Hospital since that time was taken by ambulance last saturday to Hamot Hospital in Erie where he will undergo surgery. His wife and son Don were in Erie Over the weekend returning Here tuesday evening. Donkey baseball at stadium tonight Mckean Post 2497, veterans of foreign wars will sponsor a Donkey baseball game at Mccoy stadium this evening starting at 7 of clock. Tire firemen steam will oppose the merchants team the service club will appreciate your patronage and Promise Good entertainment for the whole family. Son born sunday or. And mrs. Robert r. Taylor Are parents of a son Phillip Allan bom sunday afternoon at the Mountain clinic Olean. The Mother is the former miss Thelma Minnier

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