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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 6, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a. A amp Imp Imp areas suy uss toll naturally last. Democrat volume 73 established till Smethport pa., thursday k Tober i 1910 terms. Per tear no. 39 How your forum Unity Illust Money is spent fifteen organizations will Benefit from your donation Mark Burgess director of publicity in last weeks Democrat there appeared the formal announcement that this year the twelfth annual Community Chest drive would be held during the week of october 17 through october 22. With a budget set at s7.000.00 fifteen 15 civic and welfare organizations were chosen to receive a total of $6,300,00, with $700 of slated for the contingent fund. It is a Well known fact that most everyone in Smethport is aware of the great amount of Effort put Forward by the Board of directors in selecting each organization which receives Aid from the Community Chest and also that the amount of Money to be allowed to each is Given careful consideration based on need worthiness and accomplished results proved by past records. Anyone who has benefited in any Way knows that each of the organizations listed in this year s budget has been i oven worthy of All assistance we can give. A Short thumb Nail sketch of these organizations May help to enlighten any who Are not familiar with their functions. Public charities association of pennsylvania�?$50.00 a state wide welfare organization w hich has for years aided needy persons. Before it was made a part of our budget local funds were donated Only by a few residents Nowall who give to the Community Chest Are donors. Infantile paralysis fund�?$500 with the tragic outbreak of polio in the United states this year we in Smethport found what a dreadful toll this terrible disease leaves in its Wake. Through funds received from you the Community Chest is enabled to give. For research Relief and treatment a modest sum to carry on this very worthy cause. This fund is worthy of All the Ald we Are requested by the National infantile paralysis foundation to allot As their portion of our quota. School boy patrol�?$100 parents of Small school children and motorists alike Are Well aware of the excellent work done by this group. Because of them accidents have been Cut to a minimum. They deserve and get the Complete cooperation of tile children protected by them and safely regulate the motoring Public with Little less than traffic cop efficiency while they see that their Little charges enter and leave school property without Accident. Several Little girls Are also members of the patrol. Mary Mccabe memorial fund�?$200 this fund named in Honor of the late Mary Mccabe carries on the Fine human tradition conceived by her while acting in the role of Smethport a first Community nurse. Through her efforts the travellers club raised funds to Aid needy children in getting milk dental care medical attention and operations when needed. For several years the fund for this organizations work has been included in the Chest budget. Hannah l. Hamlin memorial fund�?$250 named in Honor of the late Han continued on Page four main Street lot being improved Hamlin Bank sponsors needed improvement Charles p. Harvey of St. Marys owner of the vacant lot on the Corner of main and Fulton sts., has Given permission to tile Hamlin Bank and Trust company to beautify the premises in whatever Way they see fit until such time As lie might want it for his own use As a Start on tuesday morning they had a Bull Dozer level off the site and push the unsightly rocks to the Back of the lot where they were covered with Earth. It would seem that a convenient parking lot could be made at this location if All concerned Art in agree ment and thus Lessen the congestion that occurs in the Block on main St. Between Franklin and Ful ton 6b. And Between Fulton and state Sis. Under a new Flag. Fight year old Jacob Kerman la looking from a window on pier no. 61 on new York City a waterfront a Short time after he set his foot on american soil for the first time. Jacob arrived in the United states from Europe a a d. P. Membership age for jibs scouts has been lowered any boy who is eight years old can be a cub scout the National executive Board of the boy scouts of America lits lowered the Ages of membership beginning in september 1949, in All three of its programs As follows cub scouting any boat 8 Veals old. And not yet la May become a cub is eligible to work for the Wolf rank As soon As he is 8 years old Bear rank As soon As he is 9 lion rank As soon As he is to and Rebelos rank As soon As he is io1-. Boy scouting any boy la years old. But not yet 14, May become a boy scout. Exploring it senior scouting All scouts 14 years old or older after september 1949, whether in troops or in specialized senior units will be known As explorers. Explorers in a troop will participate in the explorer program in addition to their troop activities with the counsel and guidance of their adult advisor. When there Are two or More explorers in a troop they May organize a Crew and elect their own officers. Boys interested in joining a cub Park for 8. 9 and to year Olds should Contact Seth a. Digel 1002 King St. Or. Digel is the cub master of pack 80, Smethport. Boys interested in joining a scout troop a for la 12. 13 and 14 year Olds should Contact Carl l Ber mender Mechanic St., scoutmaster of troop i or Byron c. Bickford of East Smethport. A scout commissioner. Donald Lewis of East Smethport is scoutmaster of troop 62. Granges of area completing plans for state meeting sixth decree Drill teams named from county Granges subordinate and Pomona Granges in Mckean. Potter and Tioga counties Are actively completing plans to make the state Grange meeting of oct. 25-27 in Kane the equal of the great state meetings of the past. Executive committees representing Pomona Granges of the three counties mentioned met in Coudersport Friday evening for a final discussion of pre Convent Ion plans. Members from Mckean county at i tending were j. T. Haynes Elias Smith. W a Ross h. J. Rice and c. W Ulli Bridge. W a Ross reported to the joint committees that the Kane chamber of Commerce working with Mountain Grange of Wetmore township has accommodations available for a possible 1.800 attendance at the october meeting. Registration committees parking arrangements restaurant facilities have been adequately taken care of. At the Coudersport meeting each county made a preliminary report of its canvass of its area for sixth degree candidates which is anticipated to reach a total of 1.000 lower degree members. State Grange officials. Kane civic groups and local Granges Are determined to make the oct. 25-27 meeting and outstanding event in the history of Grange affairs in this Section of Pennsylvania state master Sharp Fullerton has assigned each of the three Host counties a definite contribution in the conferring of the sixth degree. Mckean will be represented for the at the regular monthly meeting i a up Ora Drill team which will assist Smethport Borough Council monday evening. A letter was read from h. W. Evans traffic Engineer of the Pennsylvania department of highways explaining that the department has Given. Further consideration to the method of operating lights As Stop and go signals and that the signals can be used during j son Mckean county criminal court still in session to Arian told of Farly Indian Trail in Belion a. I. Akeley Potter county educator Illust speaker monday Kame end. Different Means. Both president Truman left and commander of my Veteran of foreign wart Clyde a. Lewis Woald do away with the communist party. Tinman told Lenin the party should be a Al angled out of existence. To Wincil is not in favor of Stop go lights on main St. Police chief suggests establishing Speed traps on thoroughfare controlling of speeding on main St was the main topic of discussion the state officers in putting on this degree. Members of the several Granges of the county who will participate in this event Are As follows Eldred a misses Anna Kunkle and Mary Kleisath. Keating miss Mary Allan Ross Lafayette mrs. Cathern gusts Anna Marion Mary Ellen Mollie times school children Are going Liberty misses to and returning from school. Cherrington and tile Council did not approve the Laughlin plan submitted by or. Evans and Mountain misses Arlene Swanson asked solicitor Robert b Apple to and Joyce Peterson and Martha Ann write the department of highways Lindquist. Motorist is fined following Brasil Over $109 damage done to truck car a Motorist identified by chief of police James Mccabe of Smethport As Finley c. Reynolds of r d i Sandy Lake pm. Was fined $5.00 and costs thursday afternoon by Justice of the peace Earl Gallup for failure to Stop at a Stop sign at the intersection of main and East Sis. The arrest followed or. Reynolds implication in on Accident with a truck owned and operated by Charles Green of r d. 3, Smethport no one was reported injured Al though the Reynolds car was damaged to the extent of $150 and the Green truck to the extent of $280. Home from Hospital Albin Anderson who was critically injured about Lour months age at the Quaker state refinery and has been a patient in a Mot Hospital Erie for about three and one Hali months returned Here to his Home sunday. For another traffic Check at main St. And Mechanic St and main St. And Fulton St police chief James Mccabe suggested the establishment of a Speed trap to curb main St. Speeding saying he would Check Stop signs at other places in the Borough. R a Digel president of the Borough school Board expressed the concern of the school Board for the control of main St. Traffic As a safety measure for school children having to Cross main St. The thoroughfare was repaved during the summer of 1948. The Council established a police pension fund with officers Glenn Raifsnyder president r b Apple vice president f h. Biever. Secretary. And a z. Hileman treasurer. Council transferred $2,000 from the electric fund to the general fund and $2.0f�0 from the electric fund to the paving Bond fund. A letter was read from the Borough of Warren inviting Smethport Borough officials and employees to a meeting in Warren oct. 17, to organize a Tri county Borough association of Warren Forest and Mckean counties. Black Bear killed raiding Bee hives game protector William Shirey of Colegrove brought the carcass of a big Black Bear into town monday that attracted a lot of attention while his truck was parked on main St. The 200-Pound Bruin had been shot Early monday morning at the Randall farm at Barney Brook by George Zetler of Duke Conter. The Bear had been raiding Bee laves belonging to or. Zetler and it is estimated that the Bear had got away with about Hoo pounds of the Honey. Infant baptized Thomas comes Sayers infant son of or. And mrs. William Sayers was baptized sunday at St Elizabeth a cataud Church by the pastor for. Urban s Mirrett. Mrs. Kitty Hungiville of sin. Port and Richard Hall of Bradfor vere godparents for the child. Norwich Gertrude Green and Norma Pettenati. Turtle Point mrs. Elsie Lowman. Valley miss Hariett Rockefeller and mrs. Thelma Rice. West Branch mrs. Gladys Ernst and mrs. A m. Madison. Alternate members of the Drill team consists of mrs. Sadie Zetwick. Norwich and mrs. Jerry Michel it Ach. Liberty. Two meetings of the team have already been held the first in the Loof Hall. Smethport under the direction of Hal White and miss Elizabeth Meyers of Penn state College. Tile third meeting will be held at Farmers Valley on Friday oct. 7th at 7 of clock local Mckean county women who Are assisting in the preparation of the Drill team Are mrs. Mildred Haynes Eldred mrs. Lucille Carlson. Turtle Point mrs Rose Tibbits Bradford and mrs Helen Flaherty of Lafayette. I Lubbers will play tonight tinder lights downtown coaches club behind idea of night football night football comes to Mccoy stadium tonight thursday. Whet Lier or not a move w ill be made to install permanent lights at the stadium will depend on How the fans react. The opposition for the Hubbers tonight will me Renovo High school. The game will Mark the first time this season that Smethport has played under r portable Light system it will also be the first time that night football has been attempted Here. Last season the hubers played at Renovo under the lights and came Home with a 12-0 Victory members of the Smethport downtown coaches association Are behind the night football idea and on thursday Hope to get an idea of How the fans go for it. Smethport a club that sailed through an eight game schedule without losing a game and timing one. The final game of the season at Kane 7-7. Will be out after another first its first win thus far the hubs have lost to George Junior Republic 18 to 12. And to Sheffield 20 to 0. After the George Junior Republic game coach Jay Elicker stated that he had been satisfied with hts club s running attack but was not satisfied with the passing defense. Despite a weeks work on defense of the Aerial attacks it was the pass that beat Smethport last saturday. The Renovo club thus far has won but one game and that was its opener against Center Hall 6-0. Since that game they have lost to Mui Hall 19-0 Snow shoe 34-6 and last week to Jersey Shore 26-0 Over filly attend Bubs hoi Iii i ii Here wednesday Jim a Cly. Executive addresses group and new members Over fifty cub scouts and j parents attended the cub their scout boy 13, arrested for stealing bar Crosby fad will come before juvenile court a 13-year-old Crosby boy arrested on a stolen car charge thursday in Smethport Friday was remanded to the custody of his parents. The boy is accused of the theft of a car owned by John Melchoir Smethport assistant Mckean county agriculture agent. The car w As taken at its parking place near the court House a week ago later was involved in a hit and run Accident in Olean and was found abandoned in the Woods near Crosby thursday. Mckean county detective Merle Dickinson and chief of police James Mccabe arrested the youth who will face judge Charles g. Hubbard in juvenile court at some future Date. Round up held at the Temple club wednesday evening of last week Jack pickers Iii of it ened the meeting with the Flag ceremony and the group singing of Jack also demonstrated the folding of the Flag both Flag ceremonies counting toward his lion badge. Cub master Seth Digel presented Rebelos badges to the following Leonard Swanson Malcolm Parker. Bobby Lathrop and hour Mckay. James Akely. Field scout executive of Elk lick Council was present and told a few farts about the rubbing program to the new group of boys entering the cub scouts because of Hie lowering of the age limit to eight years the following boys were greeted by the group with a cub Park song led by Henry Cummings prior to receiving their Bobcat award from treasurer h l. Morrison Richard Larson Harold Hitchcock Charles Johnson Jimmie Engstrom. Robert Dickinson Joseph Rinehart Robert Morrison and Joseph Digel committeeman w a Ross gave a few remarks relative to the scouting program which was followed by movies shown by or. Akely. Cub master Digel announced that the cub scouts will sometime this fall again Blaze a Trail to uie scout reservation lot tile use of scouts and others. Den meetings started this week on tuesday at the Den Mother s Homes mrs. Seth Digel mrs. Clarence Larson and mrs. Lauren mix with about thirty cubs registered. The next pack meeting will be at the Temple club the first wednesday evening in november. A Chakolis Fleet la. Or m i firemen s meeting firs. I Loris v cell to 11 la postponed to october in other officers named at meeting last week a p Akeley superintendent of the Potter county schools was the guest speaker at the sine port rotary club dinner meeting monday noon at the colonial hotel. He is a member of the Coudersport rotary club and commander of the Coudersport consistory. I Akeley h is Tong been interested in local history and ills talk was on the Indian trails which Cross this Region he emphasized the difficulty that is encountered in obtaining reliable information prior to the establishment of White settlement in the area. The Region was purchased from tile indians in 1784 and the first authentic record of White men visiting these parts was at the time of the surveying of the state line Between Pennsylvania and new York state in 1787. There is a legend that the indians were allowed a period of Twenty years from the time of me Purchase to Migrate from Hie Region. It was at least that Long before the White Man came to what is now Potter and Mckean counties or. Akeley traced some of the important Indian travel routes through this area one of the most noted was tile old Trade route of the it quote from Olean. N y. Through port Allegany Keating Summit Emporium and lock Haven. This route was travelled so much by indians and by herds of Elk and Buffalo that a depression was worn it Keating Summit where the Pennsylvania Railroad Grade now crosses the Mountain. Any Good Railroad map said or Akeley is a Good guide to the Early Indian trails. Twenty eight rotarians and seven guests were pre sent. The guests were Hamlin Redfield of Smethport Glenn Turner and Earl Mclaughlin of Eldred l. Anderson of port Allegany r p Barnhart of it Jewett James Matthews of Custer City and Carl Swanson of Warren. President Wilbur Best called a meeting of the directors to consider the matter of sponsoring a Merit badge exhibition by the scouts of this area. The directors voted to provide financial support for the undertaking and to furnish assistance1 in any Way possible. The local club sponsors the Smethport boy scout troop and this project will provide an Opportunity for members of the club to show their interest in the scout movement. Zippo will open new Canadian Plant mrs. Doris Vaughn was elected Noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge at a meeting held wednesday evening of last week other officers named were vice grand mrs. Virginia Hackett treasurer mrs. A line Douglas. Financial Secretary a mrs Margaret Boswick recording Secretary mis alice1 brought Iii neat Killelia Stevens. Fred Hein Lfan president of the Smethport fire department announced the postponement of tile regular meeting of that organization from thursday evening. Oct. 6, to thursday evening oct 13. This action was taken because of the football game Between Smethport and Renovo to be played under the lights at Mccoy stadium on the evening of october 6th. Another Good Well association meeting a regular meeting of the interstate Dairy Goat association will be held october 8 at the v. E. Dixon farm Little Genesee a y. Truster for 18 months a mrs. Sally Connors. Refreshments were served following the meeting by mrs. Edna Lathrop mrs. Gene Kelly mrs. Geraldine Johnson mrs Esther Nobles mrs. Jessie Abbey and mrs. Mary Evelyn of Connor. Installation of officers will be held the fourth wednesday in october with mrs. David Arnett District Deputy president and staff of the Maude Rebekah of hew installing. Breaks Gas pump county detective Merle Dickinson is investigating the breaking of a gasoline pump at the East Smethport schoolhouse last week the pump was extensively damaged but it is reported that no gasoline was stolen because the lock was on the inside of the pump. The Zippo manufacturing company of Bradford will Start production of lighters this week at its new factory in Niagara Falls Ontario. Tire Canadian Branch which is the first Plant outside of Bradford will be managed by Richard Barber of Bradford the cases for the Zippo lighters Are punched out at the Backus Novelty company in Smethport and gives employment to Many local people another Good producing Well was brought in sunday on the Kinzua lease of l m Lilly 350 feet East of the Gusher that blew in last aug. Lith. The Well flowed 50 barrels Over the top before it was capped. The August Gusher created Hie biggest excitement in Bradford Oil circles since the discovery of the music Mountain Pool a decade ago. Eastern Star card party swells polio fund by Lio Phoenix chapter order of Eastern Star made $160 at their card party last Friday night which they have turned Over to the polio emergency fund. Added to the funds received in the late drive this makes a total of $1,325 53 for the Smethport contribution. Mrs. Stravino polio patient returns Home mrs. Anthony Stravino of Hilton ave who had been an infantile paralysis patient at Hie Bradford Hospital since Augustias discharged sunday night and removed to her Home. Her condition has greatly improved. Scenery attracts Many to great outdoors grand jury returns to indictments against Norman Owens Mckean county criminal court convened monday morning with one of the largest calendars in years on schedule. About 45 cases were on the docket with burglaries and larceny cases heading the list. The grand jury on monday returned to indictments against 31-year-old Norman Owens of Harrisburg run. The alleged Leader of a burglary ring that had operated in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western new York state. The True Bills which resulted from hts connection in the past several months with 35 burglaries Wert listed As follows burglary and larceny seven larceny. Two and attempt to commit burglary one. Owens is still being sought by county authorities As a fugitive from Justice. Tile jury returned a True bul against Boyd Owens Minard run lather of Norman Owens As accessory after the fact of burglary and larceny. It also returned True Bius against George Klice and Wlliam Neely both of Aiken larceny and against Albert Kenneth Robinson Hazelhurst a morals charge. The jury returned a no True Bill in the Case of Thomas Lechiara of Bradford on a morals charge. Judge Charles o. Hubbard heard testimony in the Case of three Lewis run bothers on a charge of assault and Battery which went before the jury monday. The three Brothers John William and Stephen Manning were indicted at the june term of criminal Case was resumed when court convened tuesday morning. The firm of Mcvay and Mcvay Bradford acted for Claude Shattuck. District attorney absent because of illness. James Mcvay la prosecuting the Manning Case whue William Mcvay is in the grand jury room. Leo Gallina Bradford was grand jury Foreman. There were 19 members on the grand jury five of the panel of 24 were excused. Connected with the series of thefts in this area with Owens and either confined to the Mckean county jail to Awalt hearing or out on bail until next week Are the following Clifford Spry Limestone six counts burglary and larceny Thomas Burlingame Bradford three cases burglary Paul Haigh Harrisburg larceny Harold Hunt Brad continued on Page six English teachers Jill i Las meeting discuss revision of state curriculum the Mckean county English teachers club held a dinner meeting Here thursday evening with the discussion entering on a teachers participation in revision of the state speakers were Robert Saxon president of the organization and a member of the it. Jewett High school faculty miss Rosanna Eck Man. Kane High school who was recently appointed chairman of the Central District of Pennsylvania committee for revision of the English curriculum in the states schools Albert w. Johnson Smethport Mckean county representative in the Assembly and c. F. Feit assistant county superintendent of schools. Twenty three teachers and four guests attended the meeting. A. T warns against burning leaves on pavement John a. Lindholm Smethport Burgess says that residents Are again reminded that it is unlawful to bum leaves on the paved portions of the sunday was a Day so Beautiful As Borough streets. A Borough Ordin to be beyond description. All who \ Alice of several years standing strict drove through the Hills with their j by forbids this practice. In gorgeous coloured Trees and vines past damage has been caused were unanimous in saying that they had never seen anything like it. The weather was perfect with Sunshine and cloudless skies and comfortable temperature. Pavements although for the part Smethport residents. Bom owning property and Mance very have observed this Well

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