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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 24, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a a a Etc item amp cml Imp areas Mckean buy lust i Malar ally att Democrat volume 73 established uti Smethport a thursday november 24, Ibio terms my per year no. 46 Bradford tavern destroyed by explosion fire believed work of arsonist who died in own trap . Re a. To rom Hammer deliver a Are Mon to i drive in co cremation at the Emmanuel lutheran Church. North Hollywood. Calif. The reverend Hammer in transplanted Kansan installed the parking area pulpit to Spur Lamming attendance at his Church. So the minister says it has worked successfully. Cripples and sick persons now find going to Church much easier. Needless to say. He tot his idea from drive in Nio Tea. Bear season closed saturday night w till fewer kills Only one Accident reported fewer Hunters out for Bear saturday brought to a clasp the 1949 Bour season and it was termed by game commission officials of this division As a very successful season. Supervisor Sherman said today that initial reports from the District game protectors indicate that the kill of Bruins May be slightly less than that of the 1948 season. The supervisor was especially pleased to note that Only one Accident and that a non fatal had been reported for the week it was also noted that fewer cub j bears had been killed than during the previous year it is estimated i that the number of Hunters was App rest lately 25 per cent less than that of a year ago. In most cases where Hunters kill i de a cub Bear they turned the baby Bruin in voluntarily and were Given the advantage of settling for one j Quarter of the provided penalty. However others attempted to take j the cubs Home and were required to pay the full penalty of two Hundred dollars. This week Hunting is restricted to Small game Cottontail rabbits Squir j res and ring neck pheasants in All counties of this division except Centre county where turkeys May also be taken. Monday morning. Nov. 28.1 at 7 a in. Buck Deer having two or i More Points on one Antler will be if you want 10 spend an cd engr Legal prey for an army of Hunters riotous fun in a Quot loony bin Quot or port rotary club held on monday car was Usaj to transport a Sprink supervisor Sherman said reports from the Field Are that there is a goodly number of Bucks Quot rack Quot he asks that Hunters Rree sanity wite following Capon club were present Donald needed some Means of transport allow them. Elves to be guided by the i Ross Jerry Kleisath Jraul Kleisath ton to the place with his arson Mart Ieta irs of Good sportsmanship. Quot those planning on Hunting from Camps or As a party of five or More members Are required to maintain a Raster. Hunters Are requested to put safety Foremost in their quest for sri it it a Tkv fir a last of characters Capon club announced for chests of rotary senior play Dee. A club monday comedy a Daffy Dills guaranteed to Roll pm in the aisles state police today revealed a picture of an arsonist caught in his own trap in the death of a Man identified As Sam Harris of it. Clemons Mic whose charred body was found in ruins of he explosion j and fire which destroyed Frank s and Joe a place in the Bradford bust Ness District Early last thursday morning. Sgt c. E St Acy of the Kane sub station of state police took fingerprints from the victim to Check against prints and photos of Harris taken in Cleveland where he was held on suspicion of shooting a policeman. Also revealed was that the old Agal it match combination used by arsonists was to be used in the Quot Torch Job Quot a but the arsonist faded to count on thermostat controlled Gas burners which kicked on and set off the premature blast the past Portem disclosed lungs had been seared and death caused by suffocation. Reconstructing the crime police agencies definitely Brand the Case As arson and Are seeking an accomplice a Lookout for the Job who sped from the scene in a Quot big Black car Quot just after the explosion oc-1 i curved. The regular meeting of the Smeth-1 police previously had indicated a 1 All Capon club members Given Blue ribbon for exhibits w a a ghost City in the desert. A. Walter a. Far Aerita member of Ole Mon etim of natural history n anthropology department announced recently that a Middle Faut City of 100.000 which once quartered Alexander the great a conquering legion and then vanished in the shirting Sand a recently red is cowered. While Riding in a jeep in Western Afghanistan last August Jervis suddenly saw the rumbled ruins of the one time City named Pesha warum. It measured six Miles Long and five Miles wide. There were no human remains found in the tit mad m to Baile de that tack of Wain Cairney the lain in Park. A. A a imm Jim. I a. Ii. A _. An a a idiot orium Quot join the Quot daily at the colonial hotel featured the Jung can of gasoline Excelsior and Dills monday. Dee 5. With a 60c entertainment of the 4-h Capon a Quantity of paper the victim had admission ticket and receive a de club the following members of the no been staying in Bradford and 21 Kames listed on rubbers court schedule girl reserves Pac k 43 baskets if groceries Richard Dill a handsome widower. I Jack Siegel. Edwin Fox. Lawrence Bernard Ball Stratton or Everald Wright. Mil Carol Dill his 17 year old daughter j lard Niver William Raymond. Rich Violet Raught and Wilson and Raymond Kleisath. Rodney Dill his 16-year-old son. The members were introduced by trials. They theorized that he had gained entry to the place and set the stage for the fire placing gasoline soaked papers and Excelsior at Stair 1049-50 schedule gets underway nov. .30 with alumni game Chuck Mckiernan Raymond Kleisath. Club president ways and saturating the place with Deer to be sure of their targets and Doris Anri Dudley his 13-year-old the club members exhibited dressed the balance of the gasoline. The one the backgrounds of such targets into which bullets May carry. . Plans Toman s sunday service sunday at methodist Church the first annual woman a sunday will to observed by the woman society of Christian service in the methodist Church next sunday morning at eleven of clock. Mrs Rose Herzog will conduct the service. Mrs. Claude bullers will read the scripture lesson and Lead in the responses. Mrs. Kenneth Daugherty will offer prayer. Miss Carrie Day will speak on Quot the history of woman a work in methodism 1869-1949.�?� mrs. Rona Belle mix will speak on Quot the extent and Type of work and the Advance for 1948-1952.&Quot mrs. Marjorie Cleveland who is chairman of the spiritual life committee will present a Brief spiritual life message the Ushers will be mrs. Margaret Boswink mrs. Wilma Seitler mrs. Tip or Phi Harriet Lobaugh and mrs. Virginia i Wax Hackett. Miss Mary Lillibridge will sing Quot my by Ashford and the choir will use for their Anthem Quot not unto us. O lord Quot by Baines. Mrs. Worth Smith will preside at the Organ everyone is invited to attend this service. Twins Connie Kohn Eddie Denning grandmother Dill Richard s neurotic Mother Jolyn Parker Cousin Maude Maddox who comes for a visit Helen Mcdowell Elaine Escott Papas Bride Carolyn Gregory Aimee Lovewell Sweet sixteen and Quot Thim ply crazy a Over Rod Marguerite Stark Pete Norton a High school athlete and carols heart throb Bob Martin the widow goggles a Nosey neighbor Joann Kearns Arnica Jukes the negro Cook. Afraid of Daffy folks. Glenna Burlingame the play will be presented in the High school auditorium and tickets Are priced at 60c a special matinee for the school children will to held on Friday dec. 2. The play Quot the Daffy Dills Quot a thoroughly Zaney comedy is a Royal j to play of t. S. Denison and com j Pany in which Jay Tobias it who i wrote Quot the Campbells Are coming has outdone himself to create situations. Scramble them with comply Edwin j Hull a lifelong resident cations then work them out logical of Hinsdale died at his Home Mon cellophane wrapped Capone and All j Man a Harris worked inside the members of the club were awarded building the Lookout remained out a Blue ribbon by William a Ross Mckean county farm agent for having a rating of Over 90% on their Capon exhibits. It was pointed out by or. Ross that a Chicken after being canonized acquires a Large Frame and the Bird must fill out before it is Ideal for table use. Guests included Lawrence Gallup port Allegany r. A. Mcgruder. Of Kane and d. D. Blanchard Bradford. Club president Wilbur Best presided at the meeting. Edwin j. Hull Dies at Hinsdale father of mrs. Ii. C. Larson of Smethport Side in the car. It was evident that Harris plan a Ned to use the cig Aret and match for timing the fire but that the heat j ers with Pilot lights came on Auto-1 magically and caused the premature blast. The arson materials were found in clothing on the body. When sgt. Tracy started taking fingerprints he found that the Man had been wearing rubber gloves which were burned into the fingers and making the Check printing difficult. Sufficient prints were Avail Able for comparison with those expected from Cleveland. Mckean county detective Melle Dickinson is assisting in the invest j ligation. By and hilariously. Father of mrs. Lui Idstrom local folks unhurt when car overturns mrs. Lloyd Kohn and mrs. Clarence f Unk and Little son escaped unharmed saturday when their car overturned on Bush Hill. Mrs. Funk who was driving lost control of the car when it hit an icy spot on the pavement and turned Over on its Side. The occupants were unable to get out of the car but were assisted to safety by some Hunters who were passing at the time. The car was slightly damaged. Hamlin school Library will close two Days the Hamlin school Library will not be open monday night nov. 28. Because of thanksgiving vacation. And on december 5th, because of the be Mol play. Services in memory of George j. Young of Saybrook father of mrs Harry g. Lundstrom of Marvin St., were held at 4 p. In. Friday at tile Home of another daughter mrs. Guy Winker in Sheffield the Rev. Hails Pearson pastor of Bethany lutheran churl officiated and interment was in Sheffield cemetery. Or. Young a lifelong resident of Sheffield township was employed at. The Pennsylvania bottle Oom Day nov. 21. Or. Hull was seventy seven years old. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Lottie Hull two daughters mrs. R. E. Crabtree of Fillmore n a a a and mrs. H. C. Larson of Smethport three sons Herman Hull. Warren. A. Ernest Hull Hinsdale and Ralph Hull. New York City five grandchildren Herman Hull jr., Edwin w. Hull and mrs. Mark Butler of Olean and Carol Hull and James Hull of Hinsdale. Also one sister. Mrs Ina older of Corning n. Y. Funeral services were held wednesday afternoon at the Home at two of clock. The Rev. Charles Straub pastor of the Maplehurst Pany in Sheffield and besides his a ii Baptist Church officiated burial two daughters is survived by his. Was in Maplehurst cemetery. Wife mrs. Gertrude Young two sons and one sister. Or. And mrs. Lundstrom attended w inter set Iii the funeral services. Over tile weekend Peterson baby baptized old King Winter made his appearance in Smethport and Vicinity this week in an old fashioned manner. Tuesday morning the thermometers registered a Low four degrees above Zero and the ground was covered with Snow. Hamlin Lake froze Paul Arnold Peterson infant son of or. And mrs. Arnold Peterson w. Water St., was baptized sunday morning at Ansgarius lutheran Church by the pastor the Rev. C. O. Thunberg. Or. And mrs. Melvin. Bystrom Werf Tho sponsors for Tho Vot do a a a the Neh for a a first. I time this season and is still Lee child. I bound. Cinder Crews from the Borough cub scouts meeting Street department and Pennsylvania pack 80 of the cub scouts will Highway department were Busy Over Victor in a i by 70, struck by truck aged k i 3 Man taken to St. Francis Hospital an elderly Smethport r d. 3 resident was injured at 8 p in Friday when he was struck by a truck on route 446 in this Community. State police identified the victim As Victor Malby about 70. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Olean where his condition was said to be extent of his injuries were not immediately determined. State police said the Driver of the truck that struck or. Malby is Wayne g. Richardson of 284 peach St. Buffalo. N. Y. State police quoted Richardson As saying that or Malby had apparently been lying Down near a gasoline pump when the truck hit him. Press club release Smethport High school varsity coach ted Vesper and Junior varsity coach Bob Glarner this weekend made Public the schedule for the coming season. It consists of 21 games including one alumni contest six non league games and 14 league competitions the first game is slated for november 30 with the alumni. Both the rubber varsity and the Jaycees had Topnotch seasons last year with the ves Bermen winning 18 and losing 5. While the baby rubbers won 19 and last 3. The varsity cagers managed to get into the class c playoffs and they also finished in second place in the North tier league losing out to Otto in a tie breaking playoff. The Jaycees also finished second Only to Otto in the mythical or. Varsity league. The league this year will consist of eight teams Smethport. Otto. Coudersport Shinglehouse. Of. Jewett. Port Allegany. Eldred and Ulysses with the latter being a new Comer to it. Here is the schedule nov. 90�? alumni dec 2�?portville away. 6�?wilcox away. 9�?Sheffield dec 13�?Shinglehouse dec. 16�?coudersport away 3�?wilcox 6�?mi. Jewett away Jan. Ion Ulysses Jan. 13�?Otto away Jan. 20�?eldred Jan. 24�?Sheffield away Jan. 27�?port Allegany away Jan. 31 a Shinglehouse away feb. 3�?coudersport feb. 7�?portville feb. Ion it. Jewett feb. 14�?Ulysses away feb. 17�?eldred away feb 24�?port Allegany. Dec dec. Jan. Jan the girl reserves of Smethport High school sent out 43 Basket of Grocelle this week to make happier thanksgiving for people who need cheer. A usual the Community Chest is furnishing the Money to pay for these so each contributor to the Chest has a part in this work. Newsboy saves life of elderly Bradford lady a a mrs. Leila heed 79, severely burned in fire tuesday Quick action on the part of Rodney f. Burgessjr. Of Bradford May have saved the life of mrs. Leila Reed 70. A be fast invalid. Young Burgess was delivering Bradford eras at 6 of clock tuesday morning when he saw flames in a bedroom of the cottage occupied by mrs. Reed and mrs Reed waving frantically from a chair where she had struggled from her bed the youth tried to Rescue the invalid after gaining admittance by kicking in a door he was driven Back by fire and smoke so raced across the Street to the Home of or. And mrs Harold Walter we telephoned the fire department. Patrolman florentine who arrive cd with the East Bradford firemen broke in a window and carried hic aged woman to a Back room of the cottage and with the help of firemen carried her to a neighbors Home and then to an ambulance which took her to the Bradford Hospital her condition was reported As fair and she is being treated for finl and second degree Burns and extreme Shock. It a membership drive fuds with 211 new members local organization flans for Bazaar after first of year the Smethport Parent teacher association held their regular meeting tuesday evening in the school auditorium the membership drive closed with 211 members the grades participating were awarded prizes according to percentage of parents belonging to Ita. The results were first Grade. 65 it or rent second Grade 60 per cent third Grade 70 Lier cent fourth Grade 90 i it or cent fifth Grade 50 a or cent and seventh Grade 50 per cent. The attendance Banner was won by third Grade for the evening. It was announced that a Bazaar Wall be held after the first of the year Alex Mckay and Charles Johnson were appointed As members of the a citizens committee a organized by the chamber of Commerce. Tile county Council meeting will be held at the schoolhouse january 19th the delegates from the local Ita will be mrs. Joseph Ferraino and mrs. Leanora Wilson. Apr it pointed also Wert the hospitality committee. Mis. Leonora Wilson and mrs Myra Wilson. Program committee named is i Maenhout and c. W. Pat h hey. The regular december meeting of the organization will be held dec. 20th with the school children presenting a Christmas program. All Are urged to attend. Entertainment for tuesday nights meeting was provided by the seventh Grade in the play Quot wily they were c. F. Felt gave a very interesting talk on the a a program of life adjustment education lunch was served Iii the school cafeteria. Daniel m. Bras led died wednesday Iii Kane Hospital Short illness fatal to retired business Man and Burgess Daniel m. Brasted. Former Burgess and Well known business Man of Smethport died suddenly at Kane Community Hospital wednesday noon november 23 or Brasted was taken ill tuesday evening and was taken to the Hospital where cause of death was attributed to an inter a i Haemorrhage. Or. Brasted was bom near Corning. N june 16. 1866. He was married to Venevra Eaton Brasted. Who died april 27. 1940, they were the parents of one daughter. Mrs Zela Brasted Donly. Whose death occurred in october 1938. The deceased was a member of St Luke episcopal Church and also of Mckean Lodge. No. 388. F. To a m and the zem zem shrine in Erie. In addition to being Burgess of Smethport for several terms. Or. Brasted was owner of Brasted a bakery until a few years ago when he discontinued the business and retired. He was president of the Jeffers on county Gas company one sister mrs. A e. Gillespie of Al , Texas survives in addition to several Nelces and nephews. A brother Clair Brasted passed away about two weeks ago in Cleveland Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 3 o clock Friday afternoon at St Luke a episcopal Church with the Rev. Philipson of Emporium officiating there will be a Short prayer service at the Home at 2 30 of clock. County Bankers name local men Church group will pack clothing for Europe have you clean used clothing you would like to Send to Europe the Christian social relations committee of the woman s society of Christian service will pack and ship All clothing sent to the methodist Church any time this week. The King St. Entrance will be open every Day this week to receive your gifts for european Relief. If you would like to have some one Borough schools recess for Holiday Hunting the Smethport Borough schools closed wednesday nov. 23rd. Al 11 15 a. In. And will reopen on tuesday morning november 29th. This will give the older students a Legal Day of Deer Hunting. Meet at 8 of clock tuesday evening the weekend hindering streets in a Call for your package please Call 313 november 29, at the Temple club \ town. J before to of clock saturday morning. Daughter born to ails or. And mrs. E. L. Aul of Olean Are parents of a daughter. Greta Ruth born saturday november 19, at St. Francis Hospital in Olean. Mrs. Aul is the former miss Marilyn Rubin of Smethport. Or. And mrs. Harry Rubin Are the maternal grandparents. Main Street diner under new management mrs. Vera Lynch and mrs Helen Raszmann have purchased the diner on main St from mrs. Jessie Sheldon and reopened under the new management on tuesday of this week. Both the new owners Are experienced in the restaurant business mrs. Lynch having been employed i there for a number of years while mrs. Raszmann is a recent employee j the consideration in the Deal was not announced. Daughter baptized Judith Marie infant daughter of or and mrs. Leon Griffin was baptized sunday at St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church. Father Urban s. Bar j rett pastor officiated. Miss Helen Griffin and William Sheehan of Olean were godparents Greenville fa., flies accepts local Rector ship the Rev. Arthur b. Cope of Greenville a. A accepted a Call to St. Luke a episcopal Church in Smethport he will take charge on january i 1950. St. Luke a Parish a been without a priest since the resignation of the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb several weeks ago. Men s corporate communion sunday there will be a menus corporate communion at St. Luke a episcopal Church at 8 a. In. Next sunday Advent sunday followed by breakfast. All who have Glass Banks Are requested to bring them. Annual meeting dinner held in Kane Hamlin Redfield president of the fir to National Bank of Eldred was elected chairman of the Mckean county Bankers association at the annual meeting and dinner held at 6 30 of clock wednesday evening of last week at the Kane country club. A. Elmer quirk Smethport National Bank cashier was elected Vic chairman and Robert e. Johnson. First National Bank of port Allegany secret Ary treasurer. Members elected to the executive committee were George Douglas it. Jewett National Bank a. Clinton Booke Kane Bank and Trust company Howard Geckler Bradford National Bank. Harold Cherry Vic president of Lionel d. Edie co., new York City spoke on various phases of investment banking. A motion picture Quot pay to the order of. A was shown by Wayne Holmes. Of interest to Mckean county world War ii vets world War ii veterans who apply for the Pennsylvania state Bonus must have their original discharge paper or a certified copy of a duplicate if it is lost to accompany their applications. World War ii veterans throughout the county May apply for an application for a duplicate copy through the office of Michael Fer to administrator at the Mckean county court House. State authorities have signified that before they will act on any Bonus application the original discharge must accompany the claim. In Case a Veteran has lost his original a duplicate can be secured thru these special applications. Veterans Are advised to Register their discharge papers at the recorder of deeds office in the court House. This will assure a permanent record and anytime a certificate of discharge is desired it can be. Obtained at the recorders office. C lass picture taken Twenty members of the senior class of the Wilcox High school were in Smethport monday and had a group picture taken at the Barton studio. 77th birthday John a. Lindholm local merchant and Burgess of Smethport Borough was kept Busy wednesday shaking hands with Well wishers on the 77th ainu Ersary of his birth

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