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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 10, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies Buu us till naturally int Democrat volume 73 established 1�7� Smethport pa., thursday november to 1949 terms per year no. 44harrington elected county treasurer rotarians shown a a Poison banquet for a n ii ii n in a no Ltd a Stin in loves rats to do held Alec. I of Switzerland elected Mckean county treasurer i county Granges cooperate in one Day drive on pests arrangements for the bin county wide rat banquet on december 12 were completed at a meeting during the past week at this meeting there were fifty six county representatives present which consisted of committeemen from the subordinate Granges and other interested people All sections of the county had representatives at this meeting. These Rural committeemen we Ere selected from each local Grange and will be in charge of the program in their area the meeting was in charge of chairman. Paul Ostrander of the Central control committee. Lloyd Adams. Extension entomologist specialist from state College was guest speaker for this meeting in his talk or. Adams stressed the necessity of carrying on a Campaign on a county wide basis since the rat will move from one location to another making control efforts on an individual basis of Short duration. A figure which Adams used to stress the importance of rat control was i that the offspring from one pair of Brown rats if allowed for three a years would total an estimated 350,-a 000.000 the Brown rat destroys More than twice As much food As it eats. Bit also weakens the Structure of farm buildings by digging Long tunnels or Burrows into the ground beneath the floors. Controlling the Brown rat is not an easy Job because of its prolific habits. Therefore in planning rat control operations one should not depend on any individual practice however the More Lmax Irant things to do Are lit rat proof buildings <2� remove rat harbours and <3� Poison rats. But lacking rat proof buildings which is the Case with most Farmers Poison is the most effective time saving and inexpensive method of killing rats. The Type of Poison bait to be used in Mckean county a program is red Buiu Winch is harmless to Man and domesticated animals. In order to carry on an efficient Campaign it i Nece Ary that the orders be paid for in Advance especially since the Campaign is carried on As a no profitable venture. Therefore it is very important that we have As Many orders As possible by the deadline which was set at december i. The Price of bait is 40c per Pound and will be available in one or two Pound containers. For the average farm two to three pounds of bait Are needed and for the City Home one Pound will be sufficient. The bait will be mixed during the morning of december 12 and will be distributed to a Central location in each Community during the afternoon of the same Day. The following list of Grange members and other interested persons have volunteered to help make this program a Success. If you wish to place an order for bait please con continued on Page pour Rev. W. A. Harris Dies at Andor pastor of methodist Church from 1905-10 word lifts been received Here of tile death of Rev. W. A Harris aged 85. On tuesday sept. 27, at Candor n. Y. The Rev. I. Harris was pastor of the local methodist Church from 1105 to 1910, and he and mrs. Harris enjoyed the highest regard of the Smethport people. Ile was a graduate of the Rochester free Academy and held degrees from the University of Rochester Ami Rochester theological Seminary. In 1897 he was married to Lula Vanscoy. Who preceded him in death several years ago the Only survivors Are several nephews and nieces. A Jack Mcalpin died monday in Corpus Christi former local Man succumbed to sudden heart attack Smethport relatives and friends of commander John v Mcalpin or. Were shocked upon hearing the word that he had died monday afternoon at 3 of clock at his Home in Corpus Christi. Texas or Mcalpin was recovering from pneumonia when he suffered a fatal heart attack. A Jack Quot As he was known to a legion of friends was born in Bradford on september 22. 1908. Moving to Smethport with his parents. Or and mrs. J v. Mcalpin his father being a local dentist. In 1930 he graduated from the United states naval Academy at Annapolis md., and in june of the same year was married to miss Louise Redfield of Smethport. He was a younger member of the Smethport Borough Council an office he resigned at the time he reentered the u. S. Navy in 1941. He was discharged from the Navy with the Grade of commander following the recent War and lived in Smethport a few years before moving to Corpus Christi to make his Home or. Mcalpin is survived by his wife two sons John v. Mcalpin. Iii. And Robert Redfield Mcalpin of Corpus Christi his parents. Capt. J. V. Mcalpin of Florida and mrs Betty Mcalpin of Mexico. Funeral services were held at his late Home in Corpus Christi tuesday with interment at that place. Hamlin Redfield of Smethport and Robert h. Redfield of Bradford Brothers in Law of or Mcalpin left by plane monday for the funeral. Farm worker Dies of in juries Oley Dudley of port Falls from truck e. J. Monsch provided program for monday noon meeting e j Monsch. Chairman of the International service committee provided the program for the Smethport rotary club monday noon. Or Monsch who is a native of Switzerland. Secured two films through the Swiss National railways. One film entitled a Switzerland at work Quot showed the diversified industries pursued by the Swiss and the second picture Quot historic Switzerland Quot presented the historical importance and the Scenic Beauty of the famous Rhone Valley. Twenty four rotarians and four visiting rotarians u Ere present at the meeting the visitors were o e Nadolski and elate Larson from the port Allegany club and Earl Mclaughlin and Hamlin Redfield from the Eldred rotary Secretary c. W Lilibridge reported attendance makeups for Ross Cady and Roy Hutchinson at the port Allegany rotary and Redfield Gillett at a rotary in Texas program chairman c f frit announced that next monday c. W Lillian de would present Quot highlights in the history of Mckean or. Lillibridge has been a student of local history for Many years and is now serving As curator for the Mckean county historical society he has recently prepared some special articles on various phases of Mckean county history and will present to the rotary members findings of special interest and significance. Hamlin Redfield announced that the request for help in providing transportation of a Smethport resident to the Bradford Hospital for daily treatment had met with a Fine response from the rotarians. He asked for a Volunteer for the trip monday and c. F Feit responded. President Wilbur Best reminded members of the meeting in the hotel Emery in Bradford at 6 30 on nov 14th, when the superintendent of the George Junior Republic. Or Brassey will speak on the correctional phases of the problem of juvenile delinquency he also reminded those present of the concert by the United states Marine band which will be held in Olean on nov. 16th. Denis w in firs major Kornily office in years elected to new controller Post in county Oley Dudley 61 year old farm worker died in port Allegany Hospital wednesday night of last week As a result of injuries received when he fell from the running Board of a truck which was moving cattle from one farm to another. Dudley a lifelong resident of the county was the eighth motor fatality on county highways this year and the 12th checked by state police from the Kane station this year. He was Riding the running Board of a truck owned and operated by his employer Charles Seyler. Who has two farms near port Allegany. The Accident occurred about noon when the truck stopped and the Man was thrown to the Highway. The injured Man was removed to the Hospital where death occurred shortly before to p. In wednesday night deceased was born in Liberty township Mckean county and resided in the port Allegany area All his life. He was unmarried and was employed at various farms working for or. Seyler for the past 14 years. Funeral services were held sunday from the Grimes Church with the Rev. John Wesley officiating. Interment was in Grimes cemetery. He is survived by one brother and two Sisters. Vacant lot being made into parking Sot the vacant lot on the Corner of Fulton and main streets is being transformed into a parking lot several weeks ago the Hamlin Bank and Trust company had a Bulldozer on the lot leveling it off and pushing the old foundation stones to the rear and on tuesday Borough employees used their grader to level it off and spread Limestone chips Over the lot. The work adds much to the appearance of the Corner and will provide needed parking space the lot is owned by a St. Marys Man who contemplates building a service station on it sometime. Stores will close Friday afternoon Burgess John a. Lindholm announced tuesday that All retail stores in the Borough will be closed Friday afternoon in Observance of armistice Day. Local Banks court House offices and the state store also will be closed All Day Friday. A general display of flags is requested. Mrs. Kessler fractures hip Iii fall thursday mrs. Raphael Kessler w. Main St., suffered a broken left hip in a fall on the sidewalk near the or r. S. Minerd Home on w. Main St last thursday afternoon when she slipped on wet leaves. Mrs. Kessler was just returning to her Home after attending the neighbourhood club party at the Minerd residence. She was removed to the Bradford Hospital where an operation was performed with the insertion of a pin through the hip. Friends who have called on her this week at the Hospital report her condition As very Good. Domicil okays ship in Tri county Assn. All councilmen present at Short session monday evening All councilmen were present at the monthly meeting of the Smethport Borough Council held at the Borough building Monda evening at r o clock with president Olen Raif Snyder presiding. After presentation of Bills it was voted to Transfer $2500 from the electric fund to the general account. Council members adopted the Resolution for charter membership in the Tri county association of boroughs in Mckean Forest and Warren counties. Or. Raifsnyder Council president is temporary chairman of the group. A letter was read from the state department of highways stating the department was willing to Issue a Jermit for lights to operate during the hours children were going to and from school at the intersections of main St. With Mechanic St., and with Fulton St. The matter was turned Over to Council president the electric department to install Apple for action. Council authorized the electric department to Insall lights As soon As the state Grants permission. Council authorized a memorial at Hamlin school Library in memory of former councilmen. J a Cleveland and John v. Mcalpin or. Bill Mcgavisk returns from St. Franc is Hospital Bill Mcgavisk was Able to return to his Home sunday from the St. Francis Hospital. Olean where he had been hospitalized eleven weeks As the result of an attack of polio. The affected areas Are improving nicely the family states and he will soon Start taking the Massage treatments in Olean three times a week he is required to rest a lot but otherwise he is up and around and is most Happy to be Home again. La. A. It. Will meet with mrs. Iloe Kenberry the november meeting of Mckean j chapter daughters of the american i revolution will to held at the Home of mrs. Gertrude Hockenberry oui tuesday evening. November 15th, at 7 30 of clock there will be a report of the state meeting held at Pitts j Burgh last month and mrs. Wayne Cummings will read a thanksgiving 1 Story. Harrington first to hold treasurers position since 1907 the decisive Victory of Albert j Harrington. Democrat of Smethport Over the Republican candidate col Carl l Peterson of Bradford in the general election tuesday for the Post of Mckean county treasurer was a significant event in Hie history of county politics his Triumph marked the first time in 38 years that a Democrat has been placed in a major office with the exception of mandated posts and the state Assembly in Mckean county a strongly entrenched Republican area of Long standing and he is Only the fifth in Socrat elected to a major office in Mckean county in the past 60 years. In 1911, Matt Bain Bradford policeman. Was elected sheriff defeating the Republican challenger John a Peterson also of the Bradford police department. Bain rolled up 70 per cent of the votes cast. In 1907, Frank a Isherwood of Bradford democratic nominee was victorious Over a former state senator Anthony f. Daimon. Republican of Bradford for the office of country treasurer earlier in the 1892 race for county treasurer George l Fagnan Democrat of Bradford Defeated David Howells of Kane. Republican. In 1890. The District attorney contest saw Joseph w Bouton Democrat of Smethport emerge victorious Over Sheridan Norton Republican of Smethport. Mks. Make Mccloskey inter enmity legion auxiliary officers sealed Mccloskey wins controller Post Albert j. Harrington of Smethport who had never been a candidate for Public office before scored a decisive Victory in the general election tuesday in defeating col. Carl l. Peterson of Bradford in the race for Mckean county treasurer. Based on unofficial returns from the county Harrington rolled up 7458 ballots against Peterson a 5950 votes an impressive plurality of 1509 votes. Fast Smethport pea w ill improve mrs. Gimlet Moore mrs win. Reese among officers installed Loaches Hill w ill stage boxing exhibition monday nights meeting change to High school gym the meeting of the Smethport downtown coaches club will be held at the High school gymnasium on monday nov. 14, at 8 p. In this meeting was originally scheduled for the country club but it has been changed to the gymnasium in order to stage an exhibition boxing program and to accommodate larger numbers of the Public. Three boxing bouts will be put on through the Courtesy of the Kane elks athletic club and their Trainer coach. Bob Rupple. These fighters have appeared on numerous cards throughout the area and will Welcome the Opportunity to Box for local fight fans. Coloured movies of the Otto township. Youngsville and port Allegany football games with Smethport High school will also be shown Ttye re is no charge for this event and the j Public is cordially invited to attend j All members of the coaches club Are requested to be present and to bring along new members girl burned when she Falls into hot water tile fall meeting of the inter county Council of the american legion auxiliary was held last saturday at port Allegany. Mrs Leona Bradley. Braddock department president of Pennsylvania installed the officers of the Council. They Are. President. Mrs. J b Ross it. Jewett first vice president mrs. Ralph of Harrah Warren second vice president. Mrs. William Leipold Bradford Secretary mrs. Laura Byham. Kane treasurer. Mrs Ora-1 Belle shirk Sheffield historian. Mrs. William Reese. Smethport chaplain. Mrs. On Alec Moore Smethport sergeant at arms mrs. Ann Higel Dag us Mills. Officers of the Kane Ludlow and port Allegany units were also installed by mrs Bradley. Mrs. Mary queer of it. Pleasant and Western vice president spoke on the duties of the different Corn i nut tees within the organization mrs. Bradley spoke on the Reh Abili j to Hon program she stressed the j continuing of the Christmas parties j at the veterans hospitals and asked for coupons to carry out the District project which is to have a covered grandstand at the Coatesville veterans Hospital. Gifts were presented mrs. Bradley and mrs. Queer. Tea was served by tile hostess unit mrs. Pearl Luntz mrs. Norma Ness mrs Gertrude Sparks mrs. Janice Dean and mrs Ray Anderson of Smethport attended the session. Playground Oiler business transacted at session monday evening the East Smethport Parent teacher association held its regular meeting on monday. Nov 7, in the auditorium of the school the playground committee an-1 bounced that Money earned by Selling cards last year would Law spent to erect Steps for the children to play on and parallel bars for exercising the finance committee announced that a rummage Sale is being planned for saturday december 17. The evening s program consisted of a piano Solo Quot tile old played by mrs. Gene very a vocal Solo Quot the desert by mrs Laverne Stewart a Brief talk on the history of National education week by John Biery supervising principal of Keating township schools and pictures of Switzerland shown by Benton Nulph lunch was served in tile cafeteria by the following committee mrs. Frank Hauek or. And mrs. Joseph Sitnick or and mrs Carl Lloyd or. And mrs. Carlton conies and or and mrs John Keller first Snow of season fell Here Friday District meeting at St. Luke a Church it would be hard to convince a stranger in town tuesday that this Section had Winter weather Over the weekend but nevertheless it was True Snow started to fall Early Friday morning and continued intermittently Over the weekend. While most of the Snow melted in town the Hilltop Section Friday was covered. Tuesday was a Beautiful Day with the Mercury High and the Sun shining brightly the Snow Over the weekend eliminated the Forest fire Hazard somewhat but a Good Long rain is much needed in this area before Winter sets in rectors of area will Iive youth plans Katherin Snyder aged 2 years of Smethport received first degree Burns of the Back and leg sunday morning when she fell into hot water at the Home of her grandmother. Mrs. Ann Reynolds Kane re. I. She was treated at Kane Summit Hospital and returned to her grandmother s Home. Bankers will meet in Kane the Mckean county Bankers association will meet in Kane on wednesday nov. 16th. A dinner will be served at the Kane country club at 6 30 p. In. Which will be followed by u business session. Son born sunday i and mrs. Melvin Dodge Bank St., Are parents of a son born at the Kane Community Hospital sunday. November 6. Cooked food Sale the ladies of Ansgarius lutheran Church will hold a cooked food Sale on saturday nov. 12. Starting at 2 of clock in the Church basement. District no 4 of the diocese of Erie will hold a regional meeting of Church school superintendents teachers and youths at St Luke a episcopal Church sunday. November 13. At 4 p. In. The Rev. Messes. of Erie and Hovencamp of new Castle will present their plans concerning youth work. The woman a auxiliary of St Luke a Church will serve supper to the group at 5 30 of clock there will also be discussions by for. Rutledge of Warren and for. Phil Lipson of Emporium. Extension group Host to District c Lubs the senior Extension group of Mckean county was Host tuesday to the clubs of five counties namely Cameron Clearfield. Potter we and Mckean at an afternoon and evening meeting in Smethport. Discussions took place at the legion Home and at the court House and the banquet was served at the methodist Church with mrs w. A. Ross and mrs. Barkley love co chairmen of their Circle of the w. . In charge. Daughter born son born a daughter was born to or. And mrs. William Babcock of Smethport i or. And mrs. John Dibler of Cler on sunday nov. 6, at Kane com j Mont Are parents of a son born nov. Inanity Hospital. -12 at the Kane Summit Hospital. Son born in Olean or. And mrs. William c. Long of Olean Are announcing the birth of their second son Jeoffrey James born tuesday morning nov. 8th, at St. Francis Hospital in Olean. He weighed 7 lbs. And 12 Ops. Or. And mrs. C. R Long Are the paternal grandparents Hilltop sponsors comedy play Friday night the Hilltop Parent timelier association will sponsor the port Allegany play Erin a hillbilly comedy entitled Quot the Campbells Are coming Quot. At the Cyclone school auditorium Friday evening november la at 8 of clock. The cast is made up of the Best Talent in port Allegany and those who attend Are assured an evening of laughs and giggles. Or Harrington made hts debut in Mckean county politics by upsetting col Peterson who polled a heavy vote in the sept. 13 primary and who was recently appointed by nov. James Duff to fill the unexpired term of Ray Youngquist who resigned the Post. The 41-year-old assistant Smethport High school football coach and former local businessman won by wide margins both in the City of Bradford and throughout Tho other county districts. Col. Peterson polled a majority Only in the first District of the third Ward in Bradford his Home Ward and then Only by the narrow margin of two votes. In the other top county race. Mrs. Mary e Mccloskey Ltd it former county auditor overwhelmingly Defeated Lloyc l Patchen Dot for the Post of controller. Mrs Mccloskey received 7,471 votes As compared to 5,275 for or Patchen. For jury commissioner Herald s. Kohler received the Republican nod with 7,706 votes while Frank Cantwell was the democratic favorite with 4,349. Mckean count ians were decidedly in favor of William Hirt Ltd it for judge of Superior court in the state. He was awarded 8,261 votes to the democratic challenger Harry m. Montgomery a 3.532 ballots. The county backed the soldiers Bonus and the right of bedridden veterans to vote by Absentee ballot. County voters however rejected by a sizable majority the other referendum that would exonerate redevelopment authorities from taxes on land acquired for Urban redevelopment. For judge of the Blate Superior court Republican candidate William e Hirt received 410 votes Over Harry Montgomery Democrat with 126. In Smethport Borough. Smethport voters elected John a. Lindholm again to the office of Burgess with 492 votes. To Borough Council they elected four republicans William e. Kerr with 461 votes Fred Herriman 470 votes Bernard r. Huffman 448. And c. L. Burt 433. Lawrence Robey Democrat received 27 votes. Henry Rice unopposed was Given 490 votes for tax collector. Robert Dunn unopposed received 44 votes for auditor. Chosen school directors were or. Fritz Guenter with 489 and Herman it. Rice with 374 votes. Lawrence Robey on the democratic ticket received 260 votes. Wade Burdick was the Constable chosen with a count of 497 and Earl Gallup was re elected As Justice of the peace with Sio both candidates were on the Republican ticket. Named to the Post of judge of election in the Borough was Earl r. Gallup with 487 votes and to the Post of inspector of election Rose l Herzog Republican 415, and Gladys l. Stark Democrat. 203. Local voters backed the soldiers Bonus amendment with 315 voting a yes Quot and 121 voting Quot no Quot they also voted 114 to 105 for amendment 2 concerning tax exemption for land acquired for Urban redevelopment and 228 to 62 for Absentee voting by bedridden or hospitalized War veterans. For county offices Smethport voted As follows for county treasurer Albert j. Harrington 519 to 153 for col. Carl l. Peterson. For controller Mary Mccloskey 332 to 272 for Lyle Ehen and for jury commissioner Gerald Kohler in was Given 377 votes and Frank h. Cantwell i 146 votes

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