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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 24, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania 17lc1iem, a Zmija dts Mike twi Patmas Mckean Viall the news of your county seat Socrat volume 7. Established 1171 Smethport pa., thursday in Aiu la 24, huh terms-�s3 50 ter Vear no. 12 Billon la. I Jolil 47, found Duad at local Plant Clarion state teachers Oli Koe Hoik will a Cuka in Heick tuesday world Relief i Niles americans churches on sunday March 27th protestant roman anglican orthodox leaders urge participation by All churches for world Relief funeral services were held tuesday for prominent resident the Community was shocked saturday evening upon hearing of the sudden death of Milton h. Wright. 47-year-old esteemed resident of Marvin St. Smethport or. Wright was found dead about seven o clock saturday evening in the Mill of the Holmes a Gilfillan lumber company where he had died instantly after being stricken with a cerebral Haemorrhage while at work. Or. Wright superintendent of manufacturing of the Plant was found by company manager Thomas Sullivan and a Lellow Anderson after being called on the Telephone by mrs. Wright to ascertain his whereabouts when he did not come Home for his evening meal. A local physician was summoned and pronounced him dead. Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty issued a certificate of natural death. Or. Wright was last seen by or. Sullivan shortly after 4 p. In. In the company office and last seen by his family when he had lunch with them at noon he apparently was feeling Well at those times. About two years ago he was informed by his doctor that he had a heart murmur but i did not regard it a anything serious. I so Vonty six thousand churches in the United states or attack that caused his death j representing virtually every major Christian commas the first lie Ever suffered so 1 that his untimely death was a ter a Ltd Union ill the land ale How pop died to Jio i tit Abie Shock to his family and friends.1 in one simultaneous offering for world Relief sunday or. Wright was the inventor of a March 27th. I Semi automatic electric pin setter to prepare for this there will be now in production at the Holmes a a great radio program. Quot one great Gilfillan Plant. He was the son of hour Quot Over major hookups from William h. And the late Flora Dick to toll p. In. Saturday. March 26 Jason Wright of r. I Smethport. J president Truman will speak. Tire deceased was born nov. 21. 1901 plight of the a people overseas will at Smethport r i. After attending be dramatized in a great program the Smethport schools he began j in which it has been announced that working As a machinist a Trade he Gregory Peck Ida Lupino and Rob j pin lied until his death. Rrt Montgomery will take part. Peo or. Wright had always Given of be ur8cd to attend their his time for Community projects churches sunday. March 27, and and in november 1947, was elected make their offerings for would re a member of the Smethport Borough churches of America Are Council. He was a member of the i attempting to raise $10,000,000 for Smethport Lodge 389 to o of the world Relief at this time Smethport fire department and i Christian in America is asked to Peak unemployment listing w till in so glad trouble done to the Smethport methodist Church. Survivors beside his father include his wife the former miss Gladys Kinney whom he married on dec. 26. 1925 in Olean three sons. Milton it. Or. Of Willow St., Llewellyn and Allen at Home one daughter Evelyn at Home five Brothers i Van Harold Howard and Leonard All of Smethport and Raymond of Bradford two Sisters mrs. Helen Hagg Bradford and mrs. Ruth Brown of port Allegany and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the methodist Church tuesday afternoon at 2 of clock preceded by a prayer service at the Home with the Rev. E. J. Burton officiating. Pallbearers were Jack Kinney Don Peterson Michael Bagnato Robert Palmer Paul Vansickle and Thomas Sullivan. Interment was in Mckean memorial Park at Layette. Curtailment in Oil Fields hike i Over 1,500 Register at unemployment service in county curtailment of Oil Field operations in this area has resulted in a were you there a College choir will feature sacred numbers Clarion teachers College hoi i will appear Here tuesday a program composed principally of sacred numbers will be preen ted by the Clarion state teachers col j lege when it appears tuesday evening at 8 of clock at the Smethport i High school auditorium. Devotees a of choral music should turn out in Masse for this Fine program. The following program will be j presented j Quot Praise to the lord Quot. Christiansen j Quot judge me o god quo Mueller i Quot a Cradle hymn Quot christinas Carol j Quot Carol of the Bells Quot Christmas Carol i Quot lost in the night Quot St Ola series Quot Beautiful Saviour Quot. Hymn Kassi Adams Soprano soloist j deft brochures issued by chamber of in Commeree Bein distributed interesting folder authorized hot Ham Ber some time ago Points out Virtues of town the Virtues of Smethport As a sportsman Paradise Industrial shopping and cultural Center Are extolled in a smart red White and Blue brochure released tuesday by the Smethport chamber of Commerce. Timon Lawrence Fredt Quot Rick. Kane 125 attend first pub Seoul a pow wow saturday of training on Ferenee sponsored by Fil lick Roy scout Council the first cub scout a pow wow Quot sponsored by the Elk lick Council boy scouts of America a voted by the 125 attending a huge Success. The meeting convened at i 30 o clock in the High school gym n Ai urn and continued until 9 of clock in the evening. The training conference staged under the general chairmanship of j l Hunaman and scout executive d p Blanchard attracted cub scout leaders and parents from each of the 12 pack in the Council which comprises communities in Mckean Potter and Cameron count in those in attendance were assigned to the training class they were particularly interested in. And were instructed in the approved methods of the rub program in attaining achievements and electives As it was the aim of the committees to take the parents Back to the age of their tub sons from 9 to 12 years of age. During the a program they enjoyed a Midway set up under the chairmanship of Fred Walters of port. Allegany before the opening of the session. Other training groups and their chairmen were handicraft mrs. Seth Digel Smet a wart exhibits. Mrs. Andrew Perry. Derrick Cliv games. Edwin Exley Derrick City ceremonies entertainment Richard Francis Detrick City and adminis general program Given for All of minty conference county teachers will attend sessions in Bradford tomorrow Niles attend Church sunday and make a the Pennsylvania state unemploy-1 last alway Quot generous offering for world Relief. Ment service it was Roux Iuteri today i a of. Us on l l j water ale Quot adding their support to this in by Arthur Swanson manager of the. Asci in brainer prec dented Union of the churches county offices of the state Agency for tile cause of world Relief Many or. Swanson who maintains Reg of am idea s leading figures in in liar offices in Bradford lists the Dusty agriculture and labor have Mckean county total at slight in issued statements urging every j More than person the High american s participation in the Cor Post number of unemployed since the Poi ate services of the churches on offices was established. Sunday. Excerpts to oui some of or Swanson reported some of these statements follow yep so acc a Jujj Pickerel up when William Green president. Amer seasonal work gets under Way ican federation of labor a the cry especially with such outside work ins need and the touching appeals As Highway and Street construction which reach the ears of All classes Pipp line construction and Woods of people in theh United states j j0pis from those who suffer in devastate eel distressed foreign countries hrs. F. A. Hackey of Allegro pc Dies funeral held today Iii Clifton Springs mrs. Harriett Mackey aged 70, of Colegrove succumbed at the Kane Community Hospital at 6 a in. Monday after being in ill health for several months. Mrs. Mackey had been a resident of Colegrove for nearly eight years. A she formerly resided in Middlesex. N. A. And Clifton Springs. Born in Lodi. N. Y., on August 23, 1878, she was married to Fred a. Mackey on april 5, 1899. A she is survived by her husband one daughter mrs. Marvin Baker Rochester n. A granddaughter Janna Backus also of Rochester and one sister mrs. Everett Richardson of Clifton Springs. A prayer service was conducted i rom the Home by the Rev. J. H. Bailey pastor of the Crosby methodist Church wednesday at i p. In. And further services will be held this afternoon at i of clock at a Clifton Springs funeral Home the Rev. Oliver Gessel officiating. Awaken within us a consciousness of our duties and obligations to humanity. As a result the churches of America have designated Quot one great hours Between to and la p. In. On saturday evening for the purpose of appealing to All classes of people for contributions to by used in relieving human distress thru out the world. It will indeed be a great dramatic event. This cation must be several pipe line jobs Are slated for the area he indicated. The Hartford Brothers company has remained Iii the county through the Winter the Williams Brothers who installed the Quot big Inch Quot Gas line Iii the county last year now is setting Iii offices in Coudersport and probably one other place possibly me Jewett for a line from new York state through to i. Jewett. The route 6 project West of Kane Quot in thou my guide quo Lowell Quot my god and i Quot spiritual Quot from Tinct to glory Quot Christianen j College i i to Quot Holiday song Quot. Schumann Quot sleep baby sleep Quot. Waring Quot my hero Quot Strauss Quot Czecho slovakian dance song Quot a. Arr. By m t k. I Quot when Day is done Quot. Lawrence Quot orchestra song Quot Schumann this program pc ill be the final drive of the Smethport Parent teacher association for operating funds and should be supported wholeheartedly. The Chon is a j Pearing without charge in return for lodging tuesday night Aud Bieak fast wednesday morning. Is the biggest Highway Job to by interpreted As meaning that a great undertaken and it is expected there contribution will be made toward wet get additional employment on the rebuilding of the up Mutual Ai a the big flood control dam on the material life of the Superino people q Anjou Glen Hazel near John Lirou ghost the entire world. I join with the sponsors of this great event in appealing to the working people of the United states continued on Page four 577 Chest a rays Given Here last thursday Sonburg. A Start and scope of other outside work will be determined by weather conditions. Son of former resident Dies in Baltimore Leo Burdick of Smith jut and m is. Luis Wyant of Wellsville were called to Baltimore last Friday by the death of a Nephew Frank Ryan whose Mother was the former Beth Burdick of Smethport. The Dei cased is also a Nephew of Wade Burdick of Smethport. The Powers Mobile unit so Onisor cd by the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society was at the Smethport highs school last thursday and made 377 Chest a rays. Smethport school children numbered 105 Keating township pupils 148 Norwich township 30 i Dividu Benefit , patronized als 6 Backus Novelty employees 57.1 and it. W Herzog co. Employees 31. The card party sponsored by the Hilltop at the Cyclone school parents of a daughter House tuesday night was a decided or. And mrs. Robert Pool a of Success with 18 tables in play. Candy Smethport Are parents of a Daugh and pop were sold and the proceeds ter. Christine Ann. Born at their will be used toward Purchase of Home tuesday March 15. The baby equipment tor the school play weighed 7 pounds la ounces. J ground. Reciting Grange Mel tuesday night will Fate stain Pomona Grange next june a regular meeting of Keating Grange was held at the schoolhouse in East Smethport tuesday evening with Lawrence Haven. Master presiding at the business re Mon. Members voted to extort a Iii Pomona Grange in june. They also voted to Purchase two books to be Placid in the East Smethport Library in memory of Ray Abbey and Milton Wright or. Or. And mrs. Alfred Gallup were admitted As new members to the organization. R. It Grove of Bradford representative of the Bell Telephone co., showed two moving pictures during the social program and was awarded a package a lunch was served to the 35 mein hers present by a Committer beaded by or. And mrs. Robert a. Digel and Whie included or. And mrs. J. Albert Cleveland or. And mrs. A g. Bush. Or. And mrs. O Albert Johnson. John Lind Holin Earl Gallup. H. L. Morrison and Jack Morrison. Fund drive of bed Gross Ilia pier surpasses quota goal of $ Sci National Headquarters to. J. Mensch chairman e. J. Monsch. Chairman for the fund drive of the local red Cross chapter announced monday that the $1138 goal set by National Headquarters had been passed. The Success of the drive is a source of gratification to the chairman and the Many Volunteer workers who participated. Or. Mole he expressed his sincere appreciation for Hie Tine spirit of co Pepi action shown by the workers and tor the Tine response shown by the Many contributors whose generosity has made this drive a Sucre wherever disaster strikes your dollars will meet human nerds whether in our own country or in foreign lands. Fortunately it have had no serious local disasters for a number of years but hardly a week goes by when some needy individual or family in this area Dot a not receive some help from the total chapter. The officers of the local chapter appreciate the service rendered by a Ach worker and take this Opp Unity to thank All who yoked and All who gave Bucktail Host names memorial Day committee at a regular meeting of Bucktail Rost 138. American legion held monday evening in the Post rooms. Commander Milton Dodge named Richard Chase. George Brown Aud Israel Starsky As a committee to formulate plans for the Observance of memorial Day in Smotel Skut it was announced that a Shufu Board tournament for members and their wives would be held Friday night there were 43 present at the meeting. Son Bolin or. And mrs. Donald w. Hall of Buffalo announce the birth of a son David Alan born a saturday March 12. Mrs. Hall is the forma Charlotte Pete son of Colegrove. I and mrs. A c. Peterson Are the maternal grandparents. A i Ravelero ii Mil ung there will be a regular meeting of the Smethport travellers club on j saturday afternoon. The commit j tee in charge is mrs. E. H. Lopus. Mrs. W. A. Ross and mrs. Arthur Pollock. I he folder Doe not limit itself to the Borough limits but also applauds the Lush Scenic Hunting and fishing i Points gracing the environs of town pointed out. Too Are historical spots i and attractive Parks listed the complainer Indian reservation comprising i ski acres twin i lakes for bathing picturing and i camping wild Ca Park for Swain i Ming. Picnicking and playgrounds the Kinzius viaduct which is a Rati i Road Bridge 2,050 fret Long and 301feet High built in 1882. A $65, a scout memorial reservation and i Ortiz Allegheny National Forest Ideal for camping and swimming Prospect Hill Tho highest Mountain Iii Northwestern Pennsylvania ii is 2.495 feet and affords a magnificent panoramic View of Smith i port devils Den a curious Rock formation of pre i Ririe times at the top of a Hilt South of town which can be reached by a marked Trad. And the always interesting tour of i the famed Pennsylvania Oil Fields Are among the interesting places highlighted the brochure feature an historical sketch of the Borough Troni its Purchase by John Keating in 1796 from the state tor $80,non the sales in Hided the folder Point out 300,-000 air in met a in and Potter counties with or. Keating acting As an agent for Hie French exiles of the aristocracy driven from France during the revolution. The town of Smethport was named Affa Theodore and pm tend de mirth. Banker friends of or Keating the Desmeth headed an Amsterdam Bank which held fortunes it the French exiles. Referral is made to the Mckean county court House which graces the Community the county Home and county jail main line air service at the nearby Bradford Mckean a poll at of Alton and tile Community s resident a i Section. 3�?The folder features a striking Aerial View of Smethport pictures of the court hone in Oil Well being Bot some it the wild game that abounds in the Are and a detailed Road map of the entire county. The brochure lists a variety of game which have their natural habitat in Mckean county. To the fishing department the Ara presents 300 Miles of Trout teams filled with Brown Bioko and Rainbow beauties. Immediately preceding the Blue and Gold banquet which was staged at 6 30 p. Iii by a committee headed by or and mrs Laurel mix of Smethport a review of the afternoon classes was conducted. D d. Blanchard chief scout executive of Bradford asked tile do club leaders present at the banquet to a go Back to your pack and put to work the ideas that you have Learned this or. Blanchard presented each Parent with a certificate signifying her attendance at tile pow wow Alex Mckay was toastmaster at the Altair and principal Carl John which set Mot Smethport schools delivered the address of Welcome. Hubert Morrison gave the invocation following tile introduction of guests including representatives from Warren and Olean by or Blanchard cub Bruce Mckay extended greetings to tile bottlers and fathers. Mrs mix responded for the parents while or it Richard Francis Derrick City responded for the Park sponsors. Entertainment on the program included a Marionette show presented by mrs. Andrew Perry group singing led by mrs. Fred Muhith and Hie presentation of two skits one by mrs. Mix and mrs. Mary Mckay the of Lier by or. Mckay. Or. Morri on. Or Walters and Merle hark the closing ceremony was conducted by or Francis and Grout Lloyd George Hackett tile latter of Smethport. Table decorations were made by tile cubs and tile front cover of the program was illustrated with a photograph of tile Greene Lodge at Hie Elk lick Council memorial scout reservation at Farmers Valley. Tile dinner was prepared by mrs. Mary Pickersgill and her Smethport school cafeteria staff. Final rites arc held for laude Patterson four Hundred and fifty Mckean county teachers and administrators will Convene tomorrow at Bradford senior High school for their second annual All county educational conference purpose of the conference is to give instructors an Opportunity to discuss specialized problem and subject Fields. In addition to teachers from the county three specialists in the Field of Reading and one in arithmetic will be in attendance. Participating in the round tables will be h. J Cohn a merchant from Kane and c ii Springer and Laura Heath of Hie Bradford Bell Telephone company. Two musical groups from Clarion state teachers College will Appeal the male quartet will sing at the afternoon session and the a Cappella choir will provide a half hour program for the evening session beginning at 7 30 of clock. At 8 p. In or Benjamin Fine education editor of the new Yolk a times Quot will give the principal address on Quot what a wrong with ame lean education�?1949?&Quot following is a Complete program of the Days activities general Hesston auditorium�?1 45-2 30 p. In. Presiding j. Robert Singleton president. Mckean county educa1 Tion association. Welcome George Bell principal. Bradford senior High school. Quartet a Clarion state teacher College Walter Hart director. Purpose of program Robert b Smith. President Kane teachers association. Round tables 2 30-4 of p in administration. Chairman r p. Barnhart county superintendent. Art Quot teaching Basic skills in the elementary chairman Hubert Randall Bradford. Audio visual aids. Quot the effective use of audio visual chairman a f. Felt jr., assistant county superintendent. Commercial education. Quot the importance of out dance in business education a chairman mrs. Michael Lombard. Hamlin tup. Foreign languages. A the correlation of foreign languages with English and chairman Marianne Prestera. Bradford. Health and physical education. Quot problems confronting physical education chairman Beatrice Mckenzie and Fred Harwick Otto twp. Home economics. Quot current problems in the teaching of Home chairman Anna Cherrington. Otto twp consultant Al Verada Fagley. Warren. Industrial arts. Quot measures which will Foster honesty responsibility and desirable work habits in the school shops Quot chairman Philp Griffiths Bradford. Kindergarten. Quot child development As viewed by the kindergarten chairman Christine Holly Bradford. Continued on Page four sign Horn in i i an i and i Robert Rodgers of Bradford announce my birth of a son Al by Francis Hospital Olean. On a saturday mulch 19 mrs. Rodg i i is tile tonner mis Ruth Nick of Cyclone. Spring Tea. To \. La Spring arrived officially at 5 59 sunday afternoon but the Weatherman predicts cold weather for the remainder of this month. Funeral services Foi Claude e Patterson. 69, of banners Valley who died monday March 11, were held from the Home thursday afternoon at 1 30 o clock. The Rev Cecil Ross pastor of the evangelical United Brethren Church officiated. Pallbearers were Robert Brown Dale Patterson. Kenneth Carlson tin Ald Carlson Milton Parker and David Dyne. Burial was made in Mckean memorial Park. Aid Murch Phou it the Community club of Cyclone will serve a fish Fry in tire Cyclone school cafeteria Friday evening March 25. The proceeds from the Sale of tickets will be used to paint the basement in the Community Church at that place. Supper will be served from 5 to 7 of clock and the Public is invited. Approve payment of $19,057 to school appropriation Given i or support of school Smethport Borough school District will receive $19,057.99 out of funds paid out of legislative appropriations for the support of Public schools. Auditor general g Harold Wagner has approved payments totalling $202,147.18 to 20 fourth class school districts in Mckean county. The districts and the amount each will receive follow Annin twp. $4.078 42, Bradford twp. $17,849.30. Ceres $4,479 Corydon twp. $688 to. Eldred Boro $8,355.58. Eldred twp. $11,220.29, Foster twp. $18,479.20, Hamilton twp. $7,852.61, Hamlin twp. $9.-180.17, Keating twp. $18,027.24. Lafayette twp. $3,449.13, Lewis run Boro $3,441.36. Liberty twp. $9,138, it. Jewett Boro $13,732.81. Norwich twp. $3,021.03, Otto twp. $21,580 99, port Allegany Boro $17,708.97, sergeant twp. $1,397.61, Wetmore twp. $9,408.38

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