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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 19, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a a a 8wrrudfy7lemjpajwu buy it it naturally j Emo grat a a. Volume 73 established in Smethport pa., thursday May to 1040 termr�?13.50 per tear no. To school budget set at scout executives $107,899.50 next term National Domicil surplus of $120.50 expected by end of year Board Hopes the largest budget in the history of the Smethport school District was formulated at a lengthy meeting of the local school Board thursday night when the body tentatively fixed expenditure for the 1949-30 school year at $1077.89950 compared with a figure that approximated $93,000 for the a current term anticipate Revenue for the coming year to $108, 20.00 which would give the Hoard a modest surplus of $120.50 if the actual receipts and expenditures approximate the anticipated amounts. The largest single item it was $59,600 for teachers salaries followed by $9,830 for Plant operation. County superintendent of schools ii p Barnhart of it. Jewett and his Agi Tant c. P Feit or. Of Smith port. Explained recent school legislation enacted by the general Assembly in Harrisburg to members of the local school Board and to member of the Norwich township school Board. Members of the Smethport Board present at the session which was not adjourned until shortly before Midnight were president r a. Digel Hubert Morrison . A Ross. L h Dickerson and John Huffman. Fourteen Lases listed for common pleas court c. Of c. Vets on solicitation endorse plans for two special events the Smethport chamber of Commerce at its meeting wednesday night approved a motion that would ban solicitation among its membership until the solicitor received the approval of a committee of three officers of the group. Other action taken at the dinner meeting which was attended by 30 person. Included Tim approval of resolutions to observe know your Bank week Quot and to celebrate Quot Smet Hiort Day during a Pennsylvania president w e. Kerr v to presided at the meeting will head a committee for the Observance of a a Smethport the membership also went on record a favouring c. Of c. Sponsorship of a drive for funds for the Roosevelt Highway association if the Highway organization is not included in the Community Chest Campaign during the coming year. Cml ii Center cited t o county seniors judge Hubbard will preside at sessions starting tuesday court officials on monday announced the argument list for a term of common pleas court to be held in the Mckean county court House beginning next tuesday at to of clock a. In debt. President judge Charles g. Hubbard will preside. Only one divorce is listed for hearing at this term namely Clemons f shelter is Marie k Sheffer. In the orphans court hearing on exceptions to auditors report in the Charles Mclaughlin estate will be heard the following cases Are listed tor argument Theodore ii. Mum Ford is. Bradford vets club and a Cut John c. Roche Post. No. 212. Vow. D h. Monroe is Ruth p. Monroe. Dept of Public assistance of the Commonwealth of Penna. Is. Blanch Skully also known As mrs Oliver Nelson executrix under the last will and testament of Josephine Seth Berg also known As Josephine Slatt Burg deceased and Blanch Skully also known As mrs. Oliver Nelson and Carl Slattberg heirs and Terre tenants. Doris k Transue is. Damon w. Transue. Anthony j carps is Fosca Pis Enechi Carpin. John Beasley is. James new House and Vern m Cummings. Helen Ledden and Kay Ledden. A minor by Helen Ledden her guardian is. Joseph a. Augrette a two cases Leola m Brown administer matrix of the estate of Leonard m Brown deceased is. Ernest Dibble and Paul a Fisher and j. Clifford Johnson. Doing business As Masterson Transfer company. Two cases it Pennsylvania Railroad company is northeastern Container corp. The township of Bradford is. David o. Kibbe prances a Langdon is. Robert b. Langdon. Annual meeting will by held in Boston mass., May 23 and 24 the Elk lick Council. Boy scouts of America which supervises scouting in Mckean. Potter and Cameron counties will be represented by two delegates when the National Council of the organization holds its 39th annual meeting in Boston on monday and tuesday. May 23 and 24 the local delegates Are Allan Putnam of Austin and Council president and or d a Blanchard of Bradford. Scout executive. With a strengthen the Arm of Liberty Quot As its theme the National Council meeting will bring together More than 1200 men. Many of them prominent in their Home communities. They will represent Many of the 342 local councils which administer the program to 2,221.157 members in 70.596 scout units thru out the United states. Sessions will be held at the cop Ley Plaza hotel except the opening one. Which is to meet in the new England Mutual auditorium speakers include or James d Conant. President of Harvard University or. Lewis Perry. Principal emeritus of Phillips Exeter Academy the most reverend Richard j. Cushing. Archbishop of Boston and or. Luther a Welge. Dean of the Yale divinity school Amory Houghton of Corning. N president of the boy scouts of America will preside and address the opening session. Or. Arthur a Schuck will make his first report to the National Council As chief scout executive having assumed this highest administrative Post last sept. I continuing a scouting career that began in 1913. In addition to discussing leadership. Program and membership the meeting will Honor six men with the Silver Buffalo award for Quot distinguished service to boyhood Quot and scout Joseph Higgins. 14. Of Woodbourne. N. A. Representing 87 who won scout awards in 1948 from the National court of Honor. Smethport completes plans for memorial Day exercises Farmers Valier it a officers Are installed Charles Swatsler seated As president program Given defense undersecretary sworn in. Stephen t. Early or he i Are chary of the late for. La sworn in be under egret or of defence by defense Ker Reury i Mil a Johnv i in the pretence of official and Early immediate family. Left to right Are Early or Early and Johnson. Rev. Burton discusses Atlantic at rotary in direct reversal of Monroe doctrine minister declares Bucktail Post names Nomi Atiim committee election will be held june 20 other business transacted mrs Deva Bickford past president. Installed recently elected officers of the Farmers Valley Parent teacher association at a meeting held in the schoolhouse tuesday night retiring president Daryl a Light presided. Inducted into office were Charles Swatsler president mrs. Lena Smith first Vic president mrs. 1 Lena Warfle second Vic president mrs. Martha Engstrom Secretary and mrs. Verna Herzog treasurer. Mrs. Dorothy Raymond issued the i treasurers report during the ses i Sion. The program of vocal music preened under the direction of mrs. Doris Hudak included numbers by i i Anise Burdick. Twila Church. Tile Rev e j. Burton minister at a meeting of Bucktail Post 138. Christine Eschrich Janice Ross of the methodist Church told Roj american legion held in the Post Shirley Wilcox. Mary leu Mcanal tartans at their weekly luncheon Home monday evening. Lloyd Mulen and Marv Lou Smith meeting monday noon that the at-1 Vichill. Jack Sinclair and Leonard participating in the instrumental untie pact represents a direct re Moore were appointed to a Nomin presentation under the direction Versal of the Monroe doctrine beating committee by commander cause if adopted by the United 1 Milton Dodge to present a slate of states it would compel this country officers for the coming year at a to take an Active part in foreign meeting to be held on monday june i Ham Everald Wright. Patty my affairs. 6th. Cracken. Arditi Russell and Shirley the speaker said that the purpose 1 commander Dodge announced Wilcox of the much discussed agreement that the election would be held on miss Ann Gillen was the prowls to unite the signatory nations in june 20 the commander also a Gram chairman and mrs Mildred of Charles Partchey were Alice Lee Stickles. Dale Smith Caroline pen nent Dale Patterson. Adam Brough electric Power off monday car hits guide wire on pole on water St. Frank c. Miller 77, died monday was a retired drilling contractor of area a defense agreement which would pointed or Sinclair i Multi involve All members in War if one Hill. Carl Peterson or Moore and of the group was attacked Myron Tessena to a committee that in predicting the adoption of the will formulate plans for a Post Clam plan by the United states within bake on june 19 six months the local minister stat i Leon Griffin chairman of the de that those who were criticizing Junior baseball committee report it because it was circumnavigating plans were progressing to the purpose of the United nations j Ward the formulation of a Junior had a sound basis for their object baseball Loop and Richard chase1 Mons. Of the memorial Day committee the speaker quoted the Chicago a group that final details for j Tribune As favouring the agreement the Observance of the Day had been because Quot it is a program of National completed Btu Pennsylvania quakers jiclb0ili John ,0 and expressed opposition Benne it in John to kilns we a vol a into tens Fles world tension and under Mombe h t Susslon or mines the one acrid concept of the my a hmm a was award Pylon cup United nations. Wilcox headed the lunch committee. Students told benefits of Penn state c Ourse the College preparatory seniors in the county High schools Are being addressed by students from the Bradford senior High school on the merits of the Penn state credit Center in Bradford according to an announcement by George Bell administrative head. A information is Given concerning the state of tile credit Center the courses uttered Cost of attending the Center and activities. Students in the Smethport and Otto township High schools were addressed monday. Tuesday the students of Hazelhurst it. Jewett and Kane were visited. Students participating in the program were Martha Scott Dean Titus and George Miller. Or. Bell accompanied the students. Final meeting of it a tuesday evening Smethport Parent teacher association will hold their last meeting of this year at the school auditorium tuesday evening May 24. Officers for the next year will be elected and installed. Mrs. Oscar Anderson Art teacher will present an Art exhibit and also have a demonstration in painting by some of her pupils mrs. Lois Leukel Home economics teacher w ill have an exhibit of work done in her department t a electric sen ice in Smethport w As interrupted for nearly two hours monday afternoon when the main Power lines on East water Street snapped after an automobile struck a pole supporting Able near the intersection of water and East its. Shortly after 3 of clock Hie Driver of the car. Charles Mckiernan Smethport red. Told chief of polite James a. Mccabe Hub investigated that the brakes on the vehicle locked when he was negotiating the turn onto water St. From East. Frank g. Miller. 77. A retired drilling contractor died from a heart condition at his Home Smethport re 2. Early monday evening. He was born in Hinsdale. N a a a j on january 28. 1872, but had lived in the Vicinity of Smethport for most of the past 50 years. His first wife. Myra Green died in March. 1946 he was married to Alta Pendleton on october 19, 1946 survivors beside his wife include three daughters mrs. Tina Thayer and mrs. Tvan Cochran both of Smethport and mrs. Esther Green of Torrence Cal. Seven sons Neal Francis at Home Roy of Farmers Valley Fordie Lyle and Claude of Bradford Donald of Annin Creek and Richard of . 20 grand i children and four great grandchildren. Herb Raszmann i leads Hilltop it a officers seated at meeting monday night Herbert Raszmann was installed As president of Hilltop Parent teacher association of its meeting monday night at the Cyclone school other officers installed were mrs. Rhea Francisco first Vic president. Mrs. Walter Slocum second Vic president mrs. Howard Francis third Vic president. Mrs. Lucille Bolan Secretary and mrs. Lunette Connor treasurer miss Theda Swatsler led devotions and Flag Salute mrs. Boylan reported on the Mckean county Council meeting at Lafayette. Two Ope ret to. Quot All about Spring Quot by the third Grade pupils and Quot Little Black Sambo by seventh Grade i pupils were presented sue Jones a a _. _ a played for the third graders mrs. Mckean county court House last k form Grad. Thursday with 20 present the morning session which opened at 10 30 o clock was spent in introducing and discussing 4-h projects and organization at 12 30 the group were guests of tile Mcca county Bankers association at a luncheon at the colonial hotel. The 4-11 flub leaders Heel Here county group plans summer activities local leaders of Mckean county 4-h clubs held their annual meeting in the grand jury room of the legion auxiliary poppy Sale next saturday american legion auxiliary will sponsor their annual poppy Sale on saturday May 21. The poppies to be sold Are made by hospitalized disabled veterans who in this manner Are Bale to earn a Small amount of Money. The local committee announced this week that a House to House canvass will be made starting at to of clock saturday morning. They urge All to give As generously As possible. Weekend accidents in area All minor school Board reflects Morrison and Ross at the May meeting of the Smethport Board of education the directors re elected Hubert Morrison As treasurer and w. A Ross As Secretary. Baseball sunday Smethport and Bradford baseball teams will play at Mccoy stadium sunday May 22. A fish pole donated by j. Albert Cleveland will be Biven As a Gate prize. But a few minor motor accidents with no one seriously injured were checked in this area Over the weekend by state police from the Kane sub station. Howard Norman of Colegrove was unhurt when his car clipped a mail Box on route 6 near this Borough. He told police he swung off the Road to avoid a collision with a car approaching from the opposite direction. Near Colville cars operated by j. W Brown of it Jewett and Charles Harding 59, of Smethport were damaged in a collision. State police Are continuing investigation into Accident with a possible arrest in the Case. Ernest Monsch. Chairman of the club s International affairs committee. Introduced pastor Burton president Leonard Johnson presiding at the business meeting announced that ladies night would be held wednesday May 25, and not on monday May 23, As previously reported there were 33 persons in attendance including three visiting rotarians Clarence Swanson and Harold Curtis of Warren and r a Mcgruther of Kane. Many at b Ade school program Folk music presented by music department j afternoon was taken up with More an audience that nearly filled the _ discussions and the formation of a Smethport school auditorium wit.1-h Calendar for the summer which nested the my pro rain of Folk. I id ii Iii i inti#3 to. 4 u to of will include 4-h club Camp. 4-h Ilo Gailli sloppily music presented by the pupils of the six elementary grades Lasta a. _. I ship training school at state Gol thursday evening under the dec. P of ers. The third Grade won the attendance Banner. It was announced that mrs Leonard Williams would take applications for fresh air kids a lunch was served in the school cafe Teria. Carl Anderson buys week at state College and Leader-1 or. And mrs. Carl Anderson of lege i Farmers Valley have purchased a Tion of mrs. Mail act Maenhout. Isabel Meyers assistant state Home on West King St., Smethport daughter born or. And mrs. William Barton have announced the birth of a daughter on May 16th at the Kane Community Hospital the baby weighed 6 lbs., 13 of. Vocal music department supervisor. Hie first Grade student. Pief,.nted Prem Quot t a it Quot three numbers by the rhythm bund j1 llur5d,y Nir Nln _ under the respective direction of j la a is Moran Karen Hergenrother Llyl a inf Fotch and Susan chaw and Roger Billot Casc a a a a a a r Suttis Grade teachers w to assisted in hip and leg injuries the production were miss Julia Fay mrs Anna Moran miss Ruth my Keith Austin. 32. Of Smethport. Earthy miss Beatrice Engstrom r. D. 2, was admitted As a patient mrs. Hugh Fry and mrs. Kenneth in the Bradford Hospital last wed Daugherty. Mrs. Daugherty headed the costume committee which included the mothers of the participants. Delores Witter was the a com Quot Bobby Morrison Breaks pianist Joyce Kohn was in charge of j his eeg in fall from Bike the programs and the Ushers were Robert w. Morrison eight year c. G. Cleveland Larry Moran Dale old son of or. And mrs. Hubert mor Elliott and Howard Digel. Serving Rison. Suffered a double fracture of on the state committee were Mary i his right leg when he fell from a Lou Burlingame Jenc Etc Redfield bicycle last thursday evening. He Dave Coahran Bill Clark and was treated by a local physician and Cathy Witter. Is confined to his Home from miss Leona Hogarth and expect to move into their new Homp next month. I Anderson who is Plant superintendent of the Quaker state Oil refining corp. At Farmers Valley will retire from that position the first of july. Mesday with lacerations of the hip and legs sustained in a lease Acci j sent school budget docs not provide for kindergarten the Smethport school Board announced this week that they Are very much interested in the kindergarten project sponsored by the Parent teacher association but state that in preparing the budget for the 1949-1950 school year they found it impossible to find sufficient funds to maintain and operate a kindergarten project. Warren Hen Purchase ill. Lindell amp co. W ill continue present office both Are experienced in t Rade the tax and accounting practice carried on by Marvin m Linden a company of Smethport and serving this territory for the past 25 years has been sold by the late or Lindens estate to Clarence o Swanson spa. And Harold l Curtis both of Warren. Pair Swanson has had 16 Vears existence in tax work since graduating from Eastman school of Busine s in 1931, where he majored in accountancy he has conducted i his own successful Public accounting practice in Warren since i942with the a regular staff having grown to seven members. This office has specialised in tax planning arid reports and maintains one of in most Complete i tax libraries in Pennsylvania i Swanson has been a member of the j last four institutes on Federal tax j action. A Post graduate be Ion con j ducted each november at new York University. He is a member of the Warren rotary club american Institute of accountants. Pennsylvania. Institute of certified Public accountants. And an of flier and director in several corporations. He has been admitted to practice before the u a Treasury detriment and the Pennsylvania department of Commerce or. Curtis is a native of Mishawaka. Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University with a is degree in business administration he became a certified Public accountant in the state of Indiana in july. 1947, and exacts to obtain hts Pennsylvania spa it this summer. He is a member of the american Institute of accountants and has been admitted to practice before the u s Treasury department. During his Lour years in the u. S army he Rose from the rank of private to Captain in the finance department prior to coming to this Section of Pennsylvania lad year to join the staff of or Swanson or Curtis was employed by Haskins at Sells one of the larger National accounting firms and served in the Chicago Soltice he is an Active member of the Junior chamber of Commerce in Warren. The new it no will operate under the name of Swanson Curtis a company and will retain the same offices in the Gallup building across from tile court House. All of or. Linden a employee Are remaining with tile new partnership and the entire stall and facilities of or Swansong a Warren office will be at the disposal of the Smethport firm. Miss Olson resigns As school nurse miss Carolyn Olson in. Has resigned As nurse for the Smethport Borough and Keating and nor j Wlch township school districts. Her plans for the i it lire Are not announced. Misi Olson very ably conducted i Lei duties Iii the schools since the school nurse project was inaugurated six years ago. District Luther league banquet Here Friday the annual Spring banquet of the Luther leagues of Hie Wilcox District will be held in Ansgarius Lugii Neran Church Friday evening at 6 30 of clock with the local league As Host. About 125 members Are expected. The Sophia society of the Church will serve the dinner. Enro Ute to . Marion a. Greenawalt quartermaster first class us is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia May 24, after a five month cruise in the Mediterranean aboard the radar picket destroyer uss Larson. Vol. Earl Peterson of Bradford will be speaker of the Day plans for the Observance of memorial Day in Smethport have been completed according to command i 3 Milton Dodge of Bucktail Post 138. American legion and Paul Connors of Mckean county Post 2497, veterans of foreign wars co chairmen of the executive and com Minfee. Col Carl w Peterson of Bradford Veteran of both world wars will be the principal speaker at exercises to be held at Rose Hill cemetery. The Rev. Urban s. Barrett will act As chaplain and attorney f d Gallup of Bradford will deliver Lincoln a Gettysburg address at the cemetery ceremony. Hamlin d. Redfield will be president of the Day h c. Larson officer of the Day Albert Marasco Parade marshal and mrs. Margaret Maenhout musical director. Tile committee announcement stated that the Parade which will begin at to 30 a. In. From the Church St Side of the court House following Wreath laying ceremonies at the county Monument will proceed East on main St. To Nelson South on Nelson to Rose Hill at the Nelson St. Bridge for salutations in memory of american naval heroes the Parade route this year is a departure from precedent. In former years the Navy salutations were delivered from Hie Mechanic Street Bridge. Units that have signified their intention to March includes veterans of the Spanish american War world War i and world War ii the Smethport band the Smethport High school band the Keating band Smethport fire department drum and Bugle corps. Boy scout troops from Smethport and East Smethport girl scouts the legion auxiliary and school children. The committee announcement listed five Spanish american War veterans from this Section. They include Thomas w. Mcmillen Harry s. Hull r. C Sasse Edward Rhone and Lou Peppin other members of the executive and Parade committee beside the two commanders Are George Brown Grant love. Richard Chase Lloyd Mulvihill. Virgil Herriman and Israel Starsky. A. G. Bush Fred Burlingame and f. Quirk Are serving on the music committee. The firing squad will be in charge of Mark Orlandi and John Boswick and Holger Engstrom head the conveyance committee. Tile Dar and the legion auxiliary will collect the Flowers for strewing on Graves he. Lee Heads the cemetery committee which includes Carl Anderson Alec Barbour Edward Swanson. F. C. Burlingame. Dominic Alferi Ivoe Dibler. L. E. Scowden e Francis Fox. Lloyd Mulvihill Arthur Gallup Robert Mckiernan and Oread Stranburg. Jack Sinclair and Herman Rica Are the publicity committee. Rev. Van Dyke accepts position episcopal Rector will duet t social action Hie Rev. Andrew m Van Duke son of the late Rev. And mrs. W. E. Van Dyke who grew up Here and in recent years supplied St. Luke a Church during part of the summer has resigned the Rector ship of St. Clements episcopal Church Hawthorne n. J., effective july 31, to accept Hie position As executive Secretary of Hie episcopal league for social action with offices in new York City. He will also be Rector of Christ Church Middletown n. J., after August i. It is a Small Church which requires Only part time and will enable or. Van Dyke to devote the major part of his time to the episcopal league for social action which is an organization to make More effective the gospel in our present social order to keep the whole episcopal Church awake to its social responsibility

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