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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 3, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania 17lcfteim, Goto Timi bump gym paper Mckean a a. A All the news of your county seat volume 73 established in Smethport pa., thursday Marc h 3, 1949 Termb-i3.&0 ppr year no. 9 Mckean county a tax rate reduced for 1949 county millage rate set at eight and one half Mills by county commissioners monday expenditures estimated to he $537,145 for year Mckean county taxpayers will two and one half Mills less in 1949 than they did last year As the result of action taken Here monday by the Mckean county commissioners when they set the county millage rate at eight and one half Mills to Aid in paying for expenditures contemplated to reach a figure of $537,145.00. Tile general fund rate was dropped rom seven to six Mills the institution District from three and one half to two and one Ahlf while the inking fund millage of one a half was abolished by the Board j composed of j Albert Cleveland. O s. Scott and John b Callahan. The budget also adopted Monde a compares wit ii one of $525,385 voted last year. Although expenditure. In 1948 totalled Only $467,374 a saving of nearly $60,000. Estimated expenditures for the general fund total 396.305, $118,590 for the institution fund and $22,250 for the sinking fund the sum $20,-000 from the sinking fund will go toward debt retirement with the balance of the amount to be paid As interest on the outstanding bonded indebtedness which will total Only $40,000 at the end of the year. Anticipated general fund expenditures for the current year Are headed by a $147,240 appropriation for administration with $75,175 slated tor judicial expense. An item of $61,440 is included for corrections an indication of the High Cost of crime to the innocent taxpayer. Charities Are scheduled to receive Quot $37,000 while $67,950 has been earmarked for miscellaneous expense. From the general fund category Bradford Hospital is slated for a $15.Otto Grant to be applied to their building fund and $10,000 has been earmarked for the Bradford Mckean county Airport at it. Alton the Bradford District flood control commission will receive $8,400. Anticipated expenditures involving Soldier burials erecting of headstones and care of military Graves will Cost an estimated $9,000 during the current year apart from any National and state monies appropriated for such purposes. To defray the general fund expenditures taxes Are expected to provide $281,685 against $40,210 in other Revenue with the balance to come from Cash on hand. Real estate taxes will provide the bulk of the Tux Revenue with $207,281 channelled in that category. $65,000 from personal property and the balance of $9,404 from occupation taxes. The real estate assessment in tile county has been boosted Over $4.-000,000 Over last year with the figure now standing at $35,466,789 the largest anticipated outlay in the institution operating fund is $39,420 Lor care of inmates and operation of Hie county Home while $21,000 is slated for Hospital care Etc. The operation of the county farm will Cost an estimated $18,699 and $12,000 has been earmarked for the support of poor in other institutions. A one Mill Levy on the assessed real estate valuation in the county is $35,467, but past experience has indicated that Only 92 per cent of the Levy or $32,630, will be paid. Another interesting fact is that about 63 Lier cent of those assessed for occupation tile tax. A one Mill Levy on the $1,958,770 occupation valuation will net $1,234 from a potential of $1,959, hew Parent teachers Assn. Marks founders Day Tho Parent teacher association of the Earl j. Hyatt school Rew. Held its founder Day program at the school monday night. The Little German band played for the program. Other numbers on the evening s program were a piano Solo by Louise Lawson a piano duet by Norma Leslie and Blanche Hughes. Miss Gertrude Fleming a room won the attendance Banner. The study group will meet next monday at 7 30 p. In. At the Home of mrs Mildred Lawson. The executive meeting will be held monday March 14, at 7 30 p. In funeral services held tuesday for Ray l. Abbey prominent local Man suffered fatal heart attack saturday night funeral services were held tuesday afternoon at 2 o clock at St. Luke a episcopal Church for Ray l. Abbey 73. Who succumbed to a heart attack at his Home on Rose Hill ave. At 9 20 of clock saturday evening. The Rev. Rodney f. Cobb Rector conducted the service and interment was in Rose Hill cemetery with the following acting As pallbearers Glen Raifsnyder. Thomas Sullivan. Anthony Stravino. Earl Gallup. Fred Biever and Raymond Larson. Or. Abbey had been in ill health for the past ten years he was a prominent retired building contractors and had been a member of the Smethport Borough Council for the past 22 years until his health forced him to retire several months ago. He was one of the oldest Active members of the Smethport fire department. He also held membership in the Loo f. Lodge no. 389 Smethport. Or. Abbey was bom in Quaker Bridge. N. Y. On january 24. 1876, and was married to miss Harriet Louise Ostrander in Portville on september 17, 1900. Survivors include his wife two sons. Forrest and Lynn Abbey both of Smethport three daughters. Sister Jeanette Clare. Glendale. Ohio mrs. Leila Schroth and mrs. Ruth Stromberg both of Bradford two Brothers Ira and Arthur Abbey. Kennedy n. Y. Four Sisters. Mrs. Belle Benson. Ridgway mrs. Anna Hotchkiss Quaker Bridge and mrs. Will Woodard and mrs. Edna Lundgren both of Youngsville and six grandchildren. Among those from out of town who attended the services were or. And mrs. Oscar Stromberg. Miss Betty Stromberg. Mrs. Leila Schroth and miss Donna Jean Schroth Bradford sister Jeanette Clare Glendale Ohio mrs. William Woodward miss Edith Woodward or. And mrs. Adolph Johnson. Clit lord Abbey and mrs. Albert Lundgren. Youngsville mrs. Belle Benson. Or and mrs. Evan Pierson and Bension Pierson of Ridgway or. And mrs. Jay Hotchkiss and or. And mrs. Ira Abbey of Quaker Bridge. N. Y. And mrs. Merle Horton. Harry Hotchkiss and Robert Abbey of Steamburg n y. 110 attend annual Blue and Gold banquet of us awards presented at meeting monday night in local High school one Hundred and ten attended the annual Blue and Gold banquet of pack 80, cub scouts of Smethport held monday evening at 6 o clock at the school cafeteria Den mothers mrs. Seth Digel. Mrs Alex Mckay mrs. Fred Muhitch. Mrs c. J. Ald Erfer and mrs. Lauren mix were in charge. The tables were most attractive with Centrepieces made by the various Dens and individual Napkin holders and Blue and Gold programs designed by the cubs. Hubert Morrison committeeman gave the invocation committeeman w a Ross presided Over the evening s program and gave the address of Welcome this was followed by Leonard Swanson giving the Welcome to old roads Quot Gerry Coleman brought greetings from troop i. Freddy Denning conducted the Flag ceremony and the group joined in pledging allegiance to the Flag and the singing of a America Quot All five Dens presented skits or game or songs As their part of the program. D d. Blanchart. Scout executive of Elk lick Council was a guest of the evening and presented awards to the following cubs with the assistance of committeeman t. N Clark and the parents of each child pinned the badges on their cub son Howard Digier Webe ios badge and Denner Stripe c. O. Cleveland Rebelos badge Joe Isadore Bear badge Fred Denning lion badge Dean go it badge Phillip Denning been old Arrow Allan Dunn. Bear wedge and Bear Gold Arrow Rodney Hauck Bear badge Phillip Hauck. Wolf badge Jerry mix. Wolf badge Joseph Muhitch. Wolf badge Billy Murray Wolf Silver Arrow David Caskey Wolf Gold Arrow and dinners Stripe Jack Pickersgill Bear Gold Arrow Bob cat pins were presented to Joseph Muhitch. Billy Ogilvie and Jiminy Freer. Mrs. Mary Mckay was Given a Den mothers pin. Following the presentation of awards. Cubs Rodney Hauck and c. G. Cleveland presented gifts to or. And mrs. Seth Digel in recognition of their interest in the scouting program in Smethport. The group led by cub Larry Moran and Den 4, joined in giving a cub yell in Honor of or. And mrs. Digel. District chairman Leonard Johnson spoke briefly As did cub master Seth Digel. Other guests of the evening were parents of the cubs and a old grads Billy Angel Carl Berg. Chappie Wilson. Lloyd g. Hackett. Gerry Coleman Billy Burgess Cecil Grinolds Billy Dunn Allan Wright and Billy Digel mrs. D a Blanchard. Or and mrs. W. A Ross or and mrs. T. N Cark or. And mrs. Hubert Morrison. Principal and mrs. Carl Johnson and Leonard Johnson. Only one Lase requires jury trial in court Alvin Smiley Kane Man expected to enter guilty Flea local red Cross drive to commence next monday never too old. Agr cannot Dull nor custom Katelo the rout Honl of a of this 91-Yew-old Pittsburgh a woman. Prompted by Pittsburgh s Spring like weather or. Elisabeth Hir Lek went on an including a visit to a beaut parlor. Here she reads a mag Axine while getting a permanent. S1053.46 allocated Smethport Boro a. Appropriation from motor License fund Larabee Man Dies in Hospital As result of injuries Milton Vav. Childs or. Highway dept. Worker burned saturday funeral services for Milton William Childs. 65, of Larabee who died wednesday feb 23. In St. Francis Hospital in Olean from injuries received tuesday morning in a landslide at Bullis Mills were held in the first methodist Church Eldred. Saturday afternoon at 2 of clock with the Rev. W e. Slocum pastor officiating. A Prover service at the Home in Larabee preceded the funeral at i 30 p. In. Or. Childs an employee of the maintenance Section of the Pennsylvania department of highways suffered a compound fracture of the Skull when the partially blasted Concrete abutments of a Bride of the abandoned Pittsburgh Shawmut and Northern Railroad gave was throwing or Childs and a fellow Workman. Edgar i Lambillotte of Eldred against broken pieces of the Concrete or. Lambillotte. Also taken to St. Francis Hospital by fellow workmen. I was said to have suffered a Frac j hired skill. His condition is reported j a Good. For the past week Highway department workmen have been engaged in removing Hie abutments located near the new York Penn Sylvania state line. Dynamite was lacing used to break up tie Concrete portions of the supports. It Vias after one of the dynamite1 blasts that or. Childs and or. Lam i Billette ascended the Bank to break up the cracked piece. Of Cement \ when the landslide occurred. Or. Childs born on june 22, 1883, in confine is survived by his wife mrs. Genevieve Childs two daughters mrs l. Bachman and miss Isabel Childs of Larabee. Three sons Norman and Gilbert Childs of Larabee and Fred of Canandaigua n. A three Sisters mrs. William Peake. Larabee and mrs. Wilbur Huff and mrs. F. E. Newell both of Buffalo and four grandchildren. Bowling team will be in Abc tournament the spot of Matic Bowling team will leave saturday for Atlantic City to take part in tile Abc tournament those who expect to participate Are l. A. Of Laughlin Melvin Gustafson Andy Peterson. Albert Marasco John Stites Iver Abbey and Jimmy Grossman. Mesdames of Lauphlin. Gustafson Petersan Marasco and Stites Chi accompany their husbands. In like a Lamb out like a lion just what the weather will be tilts month is anybody s guess. Tuesday March 1st, was a wonderful Day with Bright Sunshine All Day and if the old adage is Correct. March will go out like a lion. After a pleasant weekend Snow fell monday and a regular blizzard followed during late afternoon and evening sending Snow plows and cinder Crews into action. Smethport Borough will receive $1,053 46 of the $2,070,237 approved payments to cities boroughs and first class townships from the motor License fund. Use of tile funds by local governments is limited to Street Road and Bridge construction and maintenance allocations Are made on a Road mileage basis. Following Are other amounts received in Mckean county Bradford City $2507.40 boroughs Eldred $326.97, Kane $1506.18, of. Jewett $426,61, port Allegany $942 -85 townships Annin $89698, Bradford $701.58, Ceres $844.54, Corydon $397.43, Eldred $695.50, Foster $798 45, Hamilton $207, Hamlin $350.51, Keating $1150.89, Liberty $1228.17, Norwich $371.21, Otto $420.06, sergeant $c09 20. Wetmore $593.39. Police pension fund enriched $17 on the opening Day of the february term of criminal court Here monday three Bradford men and a port Allegany Man plead guilty to a charge of assault and Battery before judge Charles g Hubbard and were sentenced to serve six months in the Mckean county jail and the costs of prosecution the Quartetti Harry Fink. 54. Harold Fink. 22. Charles Hicks 30. All of Bradford and Ray Fink. 26. Port Allegany entered their plea to the lesser count of a two part indictment for aggravated assault and Battery returned earlier in the Day by the grand jury. The grand jury returned True Bills against Maynard Painter Smethport. And Ham Fuller. Port Allegany. For maintain minor children against l m Walker Dayton a. For operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and charged Harry l. Hooker. Bradford township with receiving stolen property a no True Bill was returned by the jury in the larceny action pressed against Richard Safstrom of oar ind. Tile grand jury was discharged by judge Hubbard after delivering a report that stated that an inspection of the county jail and Home Grove satisfactory tile Foreman of the grand jury was Donald w Bovard of Bradford shortly before the grand jury was excused at 5 30 pm Petit jury was chosen to hear testimony in the Fuller Case the jury deliberated less than half an hour and returned a verdict of not guilty in favor of Fuller. Costs in the Case were assessed against the county. Painter plead guilty to the charge against him. But sentence was deferred by the court. The Walker Case was continued because of the illness of a witness. The balance of the 23 actions in which indictments were scheduled to be sought have either been continued or the defendants Are expected to plead guilty. In another action taken monday was the handing Down of an order by the court commanding Raymond Fraley of Bradford to $100 a month for the support of his wife and two minor children. Among the guilty pleas scheduled to be entered later this week is the one of Alvin Smiley of Kane to an involuntary manslaughter charge arising from the fatal shooting of his wife Thelma last july 14 the Kane Man was freed of a murder indictment stemming from the death by a Mckean county jury a Little More than a month ago Bill Cooper Heads athletic group East Smethport fans form association la ii idler j is Eini Sli season till 19 v Mclorie c captains and w orders named who will Endeavor to raise $1138 in Smethport c chapter s District e. J. Monsch local chairman s Runny Johnson teams High scorer with 171 Points in season the Smethport High school Jayvee cagers have closed the door on another More than successful seas j on they finished tied up with the Otto twp. Jaycees for top spot in i the mythical Jayvee league but no playoffs will be held. This season under the coaching of Bob Olarner the record top last years excellent season under the present varsity coach ted Vesber Wien the locals won 16 games and lost five. This year the team chalked up 19 victories to two defeats. The Bubber juniors had won seven straight games up until their Christmas vacation and then lost two in a Row. To Johnsonburg 31-30 and Otto twp. 34-15. Then after finding the Way once More they won every game scheduled the rest of the season Ronny Johnson hard playing Forward collected the most Points this past season by tallying tip 171. He was followed by Jack Muter capable Captain who had 155 the team total was 688 Points to their opponents 475 Points. This makes an average of 32 7 mints a game to the foreign teams 22 6 Points per game. Tile baby rubbers made 43 Lier cent of their free throws. Members of the club who participated but did not break into the scoring ranks were Denny Wright and Steve Johnson Able managers of the team were Sherman Francisco and his assistant David Coahran. Individuals scores were Ronny Johnson 171, Jack Baker 155, Don Benson 114, Joe Mcanal Len 107, Art Hector 43. Jim Winslow 35. Walter Johnson 16. Tom Kohn 14. Carlton Denning la. Fred Mcwilliams 5, Dick Burt 4, John Hamilton 4, Don Vaughn 2, Tom Mc-kiernan#2, John m a Rome 2. Season scores 37ulysses 22 2 7 Johnsonburg 24 39wilcox 21 2 8sheffield.19 23wilcox 21 38it. Jewett 25 40portville 22 30johnsonburg 31 15otto a. 34 41shinglehouse. 26 38coudersport a i 38port Allegany 18 Floyd Steiner chairman of the Smethport chapter of the american red Cross announced completion of plans for the fund drive which begins next monday March 7th. Olio j. Hamlin is general chairman for the area. The goal is $1138 00 once a year the red Cross Calls upon us All to do our part in parents of daughter or. And mrs. Richard Nourse Are parents of a daughter born february 23, at Kane Community Hospital. Sum made available by Commonwealth auditor general g. Harold Wagner has approved the distribution of $205,574 43 to police pension funds in 536 municipalities in Hie Commonwealth including the state police retirement fund. Smethport boroughs share of the appropriation is $17.43. The payments Are made under the provisions of tile casualty insurance act. The fund represents one half of the two per cent tax collected on foreign casualty insurance premiums in the Commonwealth during 1948. Other municipalities in the county receiving funds Are City of Bradford $383.52 Kane Borough $63.73, and it. Jewett and port Allegany $17.43 each. William Cooper prominent East Smethport sports Booster was elected president of the East Smethport athletic association at an organizational meeting held in the consolidated schoolhouse there tuesday evening. Other officers elected included George Oviatt. Secretary and Frank Newhouse. Treasurer. Named to the finance Committer were Elias Smith. Leo Hackett and Donald Vaughn. Plans were formulated at the session to organize a baseball team for possible entry in Hie Mckean Elk league during the Cooling season. Art Cooper was elected manager of the team and Richard Hyde was selected to aet As business manager. The group will Start a membership Campaign with first reports slated to be recorded at the next meeting on March 14. Miss Carrie a. Day will entertain . 27ulysses 37eldred 27sheffield. 38 Otto twp. A. 31it Jewett a 31shinglehouse 32coudersport a 36 port Allegany 35eldred a. Mythical league games. 14 25 17 24 24 19 25 19 24 the March meeting of Mckean chapter daughters of the american revolution will be held at the Home of miss Carlie a. Day on tuesday afternoon. March eighth. Mrs. Edna Grabe will read a paper on a tile Sullivan Quaker stale co. Worker Hurt Iii Bradford shop Ira Knight of Bradford employed by the Quaker state Oil refining corp., is reported in fair condition at Bradford Hospital where he undergoing treatment for contusions and a Back injury suffered Friday in an Accident at tile company shop in Bradford. According to unofficial reports or. Knight was seated on the base of a pumping Jack which had been in the shop for repair when the 300 Pound crossbeam suddenly dropped pinning him underneath. % theatre closed because of death of co partner the Star theatre will reopen tonight thursday after being Clos tuesday and wednesday evening because of the death of William j. Blatt one of the owners of the Blatt Bros. Theatre Chain. Manager w. P. Best and mrs. Best Are in attendance at the funeral services of or. Blatt which Are being held this morning in Pittsburgh. Gost of assistance totalled $599,175 Iii county in 1918 Hamlin la. Redfield of Smethport is Vic president of Board Public assistance expenditures in Mckean county during 1948 totalled $599,175.07, according to a statement released at the monthly meeting of the Mckean county Board of assistance last thursday evening at the Board rooms in Bradford Federal funds supplied $219,843 22 while state fund. Produced $379,-331 is. Most of the Aid $251.168 50 went to old age assistance. Ald to dependent children ran to $162 744.40 the balance of the assistance funds were channelled As follows general $59.258 67. Blind pensions $57.990 60. Emergency fund. $5.887 28. Burial $2,773 05 supplemental Aid. $18 39. Administrative expenses salary. $35,184 50 it $41, 805 28, medical. $17,. School medical $531 prior to the business meeting the directors attended dinner at the Bradford club present at the meeting were John a. Fitzgibbon chairman Bradford Hamlin d. Redfield vice chairman Smethport e h Watts Secretary Kane r c. Wilber port Allegany l. Earl Mclaughlin. Eldred. Or. M l Tyrrel and or w. J Dunn both of Bradford. Also present were Michael Byers Bradford Field representative and Lawrence g. Dana executive director of the Board. Backus building moved thursday Century old dwelling in new location the society of sidewalk superintendents were Given a Busy time last thursday when the contractors moved the old Backus House from the Corner of main and state its. To a new location on Green St. Gerald Eckert purchased the House from the Sterling Oil division of the Quaker state refining corp. Some time ago and had disconnected the one Story addition to the main Structure in order that the House could be moved two Trees in front of the property were Cut Down so that tile House could be swung around onto the Street. Two wheel trucks were placed at each Corner of the building and with the Aid of a tractor pulled the House from the location where it was erected Over a Century ago. The trip across main St. And up state St. Was started at the noon hour and a big crowd was on hand to watch the moving. The trip up the Hill was made without a mishap. Because the excavation for the building was not finished the House stood in the Street above King St until monday when it was moved into position. Mis. Daugherty yid mrs. Fry escorted their pupils to the scene and the children got a real thrill watching the operation. Additional donors to March of dimes listed in addition to the list of contributors for the infantile paralysis fund drive which appeared in last weeks paper Hie following has been received mrs. Donna Larson $4.25 Norwich township school 50e. This makes the total for the drive Sam ill providing the funds essential for carrying on its work it protects you in time of disaster it carries on a continuous program of humanitarian work that is world wide in its Meolic the support of such an organization through voluntary individual contributions is characteristic of the american Way of life. When the local Volunteer worker Calls for your contribution meet her courteously and make As generous a contribution As you can. It is your Opportunity to Aid your Fellowman throughout the nation and around the world. E j. Monsch local drive chairman. Has announced the following leaders and teams for Smethport mrs. Harold Lee Captain mrs. M Mcwilliams mrs. Hugh Fry or Rose Herzog mrs. Hester Halpenny mrs. Mary Ross. Mrs. Carl Wilson mrs. John Hull mrs. Alice Whelan or. Glenn Mencer. Miss Elsie Dickinson Captain mrs Virginia Morrison miss Edith Pearson. Mrs. Mary Hunter Villa. John Richards mrs. Jack Bayer mrs Marian Guzeli. Mrs. Jennie Hyatt Captain my m Colegrove mrs. A. M. Anderson mrs. Bryce Pierce or. Emil Johnson mrs Floyd Steiner Captain mrs Gene Herzog mrs. Thomas Buchter mrs Donna Barton. Mrs. C. J. Alerted mrs Robert Digel. Mrs Anthony Ross Captain Oscar Anderson mrs John Boswick mrs. Wilbur Best. Mrs. Leo Stover. Joe Megl Vemo Industrial. Other capants and teams include East Smethport a mrs Leo Hackett Captain mrs. Howard Moore mrs. Virginia e. Smith mrs. Howard Burdick. Mrs. Arthur Cooper. Mrs. Frank Newhouse mrs. John Peeler mrs Alfred Kiel Sath. Mrs. Carl Abbey mrs. Howard Archer. Farmers Valley a mrs. Leo Hackett Captain mrs. Doris Browden mrs. A s. Hibbard. Coleville a mrs. Leo Hackett Captain mrs. Of Eraldine Swather. Coryville a mrs Leo Lemon Captain mrs. Gladys Cory. Mrs. Marlon Ludwig mrs. Martha Anna Goodyear mrs. Harold Van Corder mrs. Roy Owens. Clermont a mrs. Esther Alo mrs. F. L Bridge. Cyclone Gifford Aiken Wolf run. Ornis by a mrs. Guy Lasher Captain mrs. Carl Hagman mrs. Morris Schneller. Mrs. Leonard Williams. Mrs. George Hopkins. Mrs. Howard Brown mrs Elwin Kline mrs. Francis Neely mrs. W. H. Covert. Marvin Creek mrs. Edwin Lopus miss Helen Mckean. Crosby Colegrove Betula a mrs. M. F. Mckiernan. Captain miss Norma Pettenati mrs. Janet Putnam mrs. Fred Weltch mrs. Donald Benson mrs Guy Burdick. Mrs. Francis Bailey. Mrs. Link Kennedy. Ars damaged in crash saturday morning a 1948 Sedan owned and operate by Leonard Lathrop. 45, of Crosb was struck by a 1942 Coupe operate by Charles e. Wells 21, sine to ipod at 2 30 a. In. Saturday in Crosby. Damage to the Wells car was Saj to the $350 and to the Lathrop in Chine $150. Valley Garden club will meet monday night the Valley Garden club will meet at the Home Al mrs. Esther Stratton on monday evening March 7. The program will consist of Roll Call a famous Trees Quot Magazine review by mrs. Blanche burgle quiz mrs. Myra Holmes and the fun feature will be conducted by mrs. Stella Parker a

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