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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 20, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a. Tic Fem qty Edtia Btij tym Papeas Mckean volume 73 Vul �btabu8bed in buy us it naturally Biti Emo or at aaa Smethport pa., thursday october 20, Huo terms. Per tear no. 41plans Complete for state Grange meeting in Kane convention will be held oct. 25, 2 i 27 with Day night sessions the 77th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania state Orange meets at Kane october 25th for a three i Day session. Except As noted All i meetings will be held in the Temple i theatre in that Borough. The state Grange is not Only the j oldest but the largest farm organization in the state. Nearly every county in the Commonwealth will be represented by a total of 700 delegates. Who with visiting members j will make a total of approximately i 1.300 people in attendance. Busy programs have been arranged for each of the three Days. Two of the outstanding numbers on the program Are addresses by Miles Horst Secretary of agriculture for Pennsylvania and Louis j Taber former master of the National Orange. During the year the state Orange has sponsored among subordinate oranges contests in music Public speaking and colonial minuet winners in the several counties will compete for state honors at the Kane meeting. For the convenience of those who desire to attend special program events the following schedule of the principal numbers is Given tuesday Temple theatre 10 a. In a meeting convened by the state master Sharp Fullerton. Llu address state master. 1 30 afternoon session. Routine convention business. 7 30 p in women a choral club of Kane 8 address by Miles Horst Secretary of agriculture. 9 Grange contests in music and Public streaking. Wednesday 9 30 a. convened. 11 memorial service. 12 30 banquet Home dept methodist Church 2 j in juvenile degree in armory by Tioga Pomona Orange. 6 30 sixth degree first presentation. Temple theatre. 9 sixth degree second presentation Temple theatre. Their May 9 30 a. In meeting convened. Ion address Louis j. Taber past master. National Grange. The remainder of thursday s program will be Given to the consideration of routine state Orange hush Days staged by scouts at reservation115 scouts of Elk lick Council took part Iii events of years ago mrs. Kila Lindsey port Ai legally Dies sister of Claude Grover of canners Valley mis. Ella Mac Lindsey 73, of r. D. I port Allegany died thursday evening at 0 45 o clock at the port Allegany Community Hospital following a Short illness. She was the widow of Don Lindsey and a member of the Grimes United Brethren Church. Mrs. Lindsey is survived by one son Wesley Colegrove of port Allegany two Brothers. Harry Grover of Eldred and Claude Grover of Farmers Valley two grandchildren two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held sunday afternoon at 2 of clock at the Grimes Church the Rev. John d. Westley officiating. Tile Gold Rush Days of California i were re enacted Friday in the Hills surrounding the boy scout reservation near Farmers Valley. The occasion was the unique Quot Gold Rush Quot program staged by 115 members of tile Elk lick boy scout Council in Observance of the historic events of too years ago. Rigged in Pioneer costumes the scouts opened the Day s program at to a m with a Parade through the Gates of the vast memorial scout reservation. Tile line of March included a covered Wagon driven by a team of oxen furnished by troop 49 of Custer City. After the Scouters had neatly staked their Quot claims Quot they pitched their tents in preparation for Quot panning Quot operations in the streams. Troops present from Mckean Potter and Cameron counties which constitute the Elk lick Council Are troop 49 Custer City troop to of. Jewett troop 47 Sawyer City troop 3 Lafayette troop 52 Emporium. Explorer Post is Emporium troop 46 Derrick City troop 23 Greendale. Troop 15 Rixford troop 21 Kane. Troop 5a Emporium. Troop 51 Emporium. Troop 41 Cyclone and troop 8 West Branch. Leaders attending were Claude Miller Emporium Homer Miller. Bradford Joseph Sekelsky. Bradford Richard Thurber Bradford Williaam Burns. Emporium Glenn Williams West Branch Robert merry Rixford William Cherie. Emporium Ray Simpson Wane Fred Walters port Allegany Leslie Frair Cyclone James d. Akeley. Smethport i. D Blanchard Bradford Larry Fredericks Kane and Reid Dyne Kane. Tile Bronze scout Statuette award based on camping skills equipment and technique maps and compasses and Gold Rush costumes went to the Beaver patrol of troop 15. Rixford second and third place w Inners were the Hawk and flaming Arrow patrols of troop 49, Custer City. Standard award ribbons were presented to the following Wolf patrol troop 15, Rixford Hawk patrol troop 21, Kane Wolf patrol troop 52. Emporium Wolf and Eagle patrols. Troop 8, West Branch Hawk and Eagle patrols. Troop Lafayette Beaver and Eagle patrols. Troop to. It. Jewett and units in troops 95, Lewis run and troop 55, Emporium. Qualifying awards were presented to patrols in the following troops 49 Emporium 23 Kane. 46 Derrick City. 3 Lafayette 41 Cyclone and 47 Sawyer pos mastership Hack where it started president Truman has withdrawn the nomination of Lawrence r. Newton to be a postmaster of Kane it has been announced in Kane. He gave no explanation. The nomination was originally submitted to the Senate july 25. John j. Of Connor who Lias been acting postmaster at Kane for two years had no comment he has been St m ing in that capacity since the resignation of Robert Holland. Snow \ Vear ago Rev. E. J. Burton while at the Democrat office tuesday reminded us that the first Snow fall last year occurred on october 18th,republicans hold 3 to i Lead Iii Mckean county total voter registration in Mckean county presently eligible for the november 8 general election is 21,065. According to a report from the office of the Mckean county commissioners and the total is divided As follows republicans 15.639 democrats. 5.174 prohibitionists. 99 no part 137, and socialist. 16 the report reveals tile traditional almost three to one Lead for the Republican party. Pomona Grange officers prepare for meeting i Community Chest drive y being held this week officers of Mckean county a Granges Are Busy those Days making final preparation for the state convention to be held in Kane october 25-27 which is exacted to attract close to 2.000 delegates As pictured above officers of Pomona Grange Are front Row left to right Elias Smith master state Deputy r c. Fuller treasurer mrs. John Carlson Flora mrs. Emery Johnson. Pomona mrs. Dudley Hull Ceres pro tem and Joe Haynes master. Back Row. Left to right w a Ross assistant Steward mrs Raymond Peterson Secretary mrs Carlson lady assistant Steward mrs Loc Haynes lecturer mrs Eugene Snowdon. Chaplain Raymond Peterson assistant Steward Orien Freer overseer pro tem and Cletus Carlson Gate keeper Raifsnyder Heads Tri county Borough group association formed by officials at Warren monday evening a representative group of 150 persons from Warren. Mckean and Forest counties gathered in Warren monday night for the purpose of initiating a Tri county association of boroughs. After a definite decision to organize the three county units was reached the following temporary officers were chosen chairman. Glen Raifsnyder president of tile Smethport Borough Council Secretary. Mrs Marjorie l. Dougherty Secretary of the Warren Borough Council and chairman of by Laws committee. James Bly. Kane Borough solicitor. Tile next meeting was scheduled for the third monday in january 1950. At 8 p. In in the Warren county court House. A pattern of organization was outlined by the following speakers or. H f. Alderfer director of the Bureau of municipal affairs department of internal affairs. Harrisburg Fred h Miller advisor to the Public service Institute department of Public instruction Harrisburg and p c. Pendleton state association of boroughs. Attending the meeting from Smethport besides or. Raifsnyder were Fred Biever and Andrew z Hileman Secretary and treasurer of Smethport Borough Council respectively. Gen. Mcnarney to visit Smethport plans completed for halloween celeb ration get. 31prominent u. S. Army officer will speak at c ourt House at la a. will Start at to 3d p. M. Followed by entertainment Bradford will have 50-family apartment House construction of a six Story 50-family apartment House on Orchard place Bradford is contemplated by Arthur s. Storms widely known Bradford builder and promoter. Estimated Cost of construction is $280,000. Tile project will also in elude a 16 stall garage and will take a year to Complete. Northern lights Smethport residents were gazing skyward saturday night admiring the Beautiful display of Northern lights. The display lasted for some time and were the prettiest seen for Many company will Mush lines next week water Consumers Are notified by an advertisement appearing on another Page of this week s paper of the evenings when their part of town will be without water due to the Flushing of the lines by the Smethport water company. Work on the lines will begin at 8 of clock tuesday evening october 25. And continue on wednesday and thursday evenings of that same week. Member of Chapel choir Leonard m. Johnson son of or. And mrs. Leonard b. Johnson hah w. Main St., has been appointed a member of the Chapel choir at the Mercersburg Academy according to a recent announcement from that school. Membership in the choir is obtained after extensive voice trials and membership in that body is of great service to the Academy in its Chapel services it is said. Final plans for the annual halloween Community Parade on get. 31. Were made at a meeting of the committee chair maned by Howard Wright at the Hose House tuesday evening. The Celebration is being sponsored by the Smethport Parent teacher association in an Effort to curb acts of vandalism within the Borough Ltd children and Young people. Tile Parade will Start at 6 30 pm. With the entertainment scheduled directly following at the High school gymnasium. As in former years Cash prizes will be awarded to winning marchers Parade participants will gather at the rear of the court House the line of March will proceed East on main St. And Back to the High school. Weatherbee and son of Olean the combination of magician and Clown. Will furnish an hours entertainment at the school gym. As has been tile custom tickets will be sold to help defray the expense of entertainment and refreshments which Are Given i rec to the children. The seventh and eighth Grade children will soon be knocking at your door with these tickets and it is hoped that every i one w ill respond by purchasing one. The older generation can relive their youth by taking part in this Parade along with the youngsters it is Only through everyone participating that it can be a successful Community venture. A list of prizes and judges will be announced in next weeks paper. Daughter born or. And mrs. James Healy Are parents of a daughter. Mary Frances born thursday october 13, at Kane Community Hospital. The baby weighed 4 pounds and 13 ounces. Mrs. Healy is tile former miss Ann Scanlan of dept. Observes Pennsylvania week Carl h Carlson superintendent of state Highway maintenance in Mckean county said that the local Highway offices will hold open House in Observance of Pennsylvania week. Tile Public is invited to come to the Highway Headquarters on Marvin St. And look Over buildings offices equipment Etc. On Friday oct. 20. A group of state Highway officials reporters from the county papers representatives of the Mckean county motor club will make a motor trip Over newly constructed roads and also note the maintenance of some of the older roads As in other Mark of Observance of Pennsylvania week. This is Pennsylvania week and in conjunction with its state wide of Sei Vance through the efforts of assemblyman Albert w Johnson of Smethport and assemblyman Edwin w. Tompkins of Emporium. Smethport will be honoured by a visit from general Joseph t. Mcnarney Chi of the department of defense management committee. Arrangements for this visit Are being completed by representatives of the local chamber of Commerce. Rotary club veterans of foreign wars and american legion. General Mcnarney will arrive at the it. Alton Airport at la of clock Friday morning october 21, in an u s. Air Force plane. He will be met at the Airport and escorted by Burgess John a. Lindholm and a \ studholme to Smethport where the general has consented to make a Short address. A special detail of the state police will head the procession from the Airport. Upon his arrival in Smethport he will be greeted by president judge Charles g Hubbard and District attorney Claude w. Shattuck at the Mckean county court House. Or. Shattuck will introduce honorable Edwin w. Tompkins state representative from Cameron county who in turn will introduce general Mcnarney to the Asse molar. Principal Carl w Johnson has consented to permit the students of tile local schools to join in this event. Tile Smethport school band under the direction of Charles h. Partchey will Supply music for the occasion and singing of the National Anthem will be under the direction of mrs. Margaret Maenhout. A Home owners As Well As merchants Are asked to display flags on Friday morning for this occasion and All citizens arc asked to Lay Down their work and All stores and Tusl Ness places Are asked to close from la to 1130 Fri tiny morning so that continued on Page four Smethport fat will meet tuesday evening tile regular meeting of the Smethport Parent teacher association will be Beld at 8 of clock. Tuesday evening oct. 25th, at the school auditorium. Speaker for the evening will be assemblyman a w. Johnson his topic being Quot Opportunity for citizenship in a membership drive is now being conducted join and support your Parent teacher association. An executive committee meeting will precede the session at 7 30. The team lers will be in charge of . Angstrom retired fainter and contractor was he years of age one of Smethport oldest rest j dents Aman Diu end St rom 88 re tired Painter and contractor died i at his Home on East main St., wednesday evening october 12. At 3 30 of clock following an illness of four months or Engstrom was born in Sweden on August 17, 1861, coming to America in 1879 at tile age of 18 years he lived in Clermont two years and in Jamestown 12 years before moving to Smethport in 1900 i Engstrom was married to Augusta Malin at Jamestown. r to. 1893. He was a member of the evangelical Mission Church Smethport. I Engstrom is survived by his wife one daughter miss Alme Engstrom of Bryn mawr. A two sons. Arthur Engstrom of Slaton. O and Milton Engstrom Lake Worth Fla. One sister. Mrs. Ida Bloomberg Smethport and two Brothers Victor Engstrom of Smethport and Adolph Engstrom of Evanston in. Funeral services were held at his late Home at 2 o clock with further services at the evangelical Mission Church at 2 30 the Rev. Kenneth Berlin pastor officiated. During the services two grand nieces mrs. Elwood Carlson and mrs. Erie hag Lund both of Jamestown Sang an old hymn interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Nephews of or. A Wirstrom Kelvin. Holger Everett Merle. Edward and Carl Engstrom acted As pallbearers. Among those from out of town who attended in addition to the deceased a immediate family were Adolph Engstrom or and mrs. Henry Engstrom and sons of Chicago or. And mrs. Edward Engstrom, Engstrom. Misses Bessie and Esther Engstrom All of Buffalo or. And mrs. Ernest Magnuson and miss Lillian Nordstrom. Mrs. Elwood Carlson and mrs. Erie Haglund of Jamestown or. And mrs. E o Neill Kane of Kane or Burch or. And mrs Edgar Johnson and daughter. Delaney of Kush Equa or and mrs Emmanuel Carlson. Or. And mrs Wally Nelson i. Jewett or. And mrs. Bert strives Lull to Welcome District gov. J. E. Burn official of 259th District making his annual visit the rotary club of Smethport next monday noon will i get Host to j k Burns governor of the 259th District of rotary International who is making his annual Isit to each of the forty one rotary clubs in Northwestern Pennsylvania he will Confer with president Wilbur c. A. Lillibridge principal speaker at workers dinner vermin teams w ill make report Bucktail Trail club will meet tonight Bucktail Trail sportsmen a club will meet thursday evening oct. 20, at 8 of clock at the Crosby Grange Hall. This will be a very important meeting at which the official account of the vermin teams will be Given so far the count of vermin killed by member sportsmen is As follows George Lathrop 19, Paul Lathrop 4, Les Hauck 5. Ronald Reinard 36, p Walters 65. C. Smith 35. L. Mulvihill 144, c Faes 33, e Lathrop or. 55, a Hof fewer 50, j. Thomas 119, k. Dunkle 2, w. Rinehart 50, g. Oviatt 25, c. Shattuck 15, j. Willson 5, r Mckirnan 30, j. Faes to. A Putnam 20, c. Cook 20, r. A cock 4, w Snyder 125, j. Brooks 25. An official from the state game commission will be present and show movies. Lunch will be served following the meeting. Last Smethport athletic association to meet the East Smethport athletic association Ball team will meet Friday evening october 21, at the East Smet Hiort schoolhouse at 7 30. All Are urged to attend. Joint meeting there will be a joint Parish meeting and vestry meeting of the St. Luke s protestant episcopal Church at the Parish House at 7 30 p. In. On wednesday the 26th Day of october 1949. All Are requested to attend. 4. E. Burna Best. Secretary Charles Vvs. Lillibridge and other local rotary officers on club administration and rotary service activities or Burns is partner and manager of a real estate Agency in Oil City a. And a member of the rotary club of Itiat City Ile is one of the 186 rotary District governors who Are supervising the activities of some 7.000 rotary club which have a membership of 330.000 business and professional executives in 81 countries and geographical regions throughout tile world. Wherever rotary is located their activities Are similar to those of the rotary club in Smethport because they Are based on the same general objectives developing better understanding and Fellowship among business and professional men prompting Community betterment undertakings raising tile standards of business and professions and fostering the advancement of Good will understanding and peace among All the Peoples of the world. Each year this world wide service organization continues to grow in numbers and in strength. During tile last fiscal year for example. 347 new rotary club were organized in 37 countries of North South and Central America Europe Asia Africa and the islands of the Pacific. Bear season the 1949 Bear Hunting season in Pennsylvania has been fixed by the game commission for the week of november 14 to 19, with a season limit of one to a Hunter or two for a Hunting party of three or to Hun on demo ticket for controller Lyle l. Patchen will run on the democratic ticket in opposition to mrs. Mary Mccloskey Republican nominee in the forthcoming general election for the office of county controller. A Republican candidate Iii the september primal inor. Patchen received tile write in endorsement by the democrats for that office. Or. Patchen said that Quot i have definitely decided to run for controller on the democratic Telephone service to fire Tower with the official opening of tile fall Forest fire season we wish to inform tile Public that the Telephone service at the Prospect fire Tower has been changed from port Alft Gany Central to Sniel Piort and any one wishing to Contact the Tower in the future May do so quickly by calling Smethport Central and asking at 695-r-Il. At night or at any time that the Towerman is not on duty All Forest fires should be reported at once to Smethport 687-j-3. I e. Bailey is inspector for this area. The annual dinner for Community Chest workers was held at 6 30 of clock in hulls hotel last monday evening with o. Albert Johnson acting As toastmaster. The Rev. Kenneth a Berlin offered the invocation. Orlo j. Hamlin precedent of the Smethport Community Chest was unable to be present and or. Johnson acted As or. Hamlin s spokesman for the occasion. Or. Johnson commented on the growing tendency to look to the Federal government for the support of enterprises and to give Little consideration to local responsibility. Few consider that a contribution to the Community Chest must be sufficient to support tile fifteen agencies for an entire year. The custom of instalment buying he said should be emphasized in supporting the Community Chest and people encouraged to pledge an adequate amount with payments distributed Over a period of time. Burgess John a. Lindholm read die proclamation designating the period from october 18th to the 22nd As Community Chest drive week and expressed i Confidence that tile workers would be successful in attaining the goal of $7,000.00. Frank Fay presented the treasurer s report and added some interesting comments. He pointed out that in the first Chest drive Many people made pledges of eighteen dollars and one individual made a pledge of eighty dollars. He left that pledges should be emphasized in the present drive. He explained certain changes in the budget for this year and informed the group that we Are now a member of the state organization and entitled to use the Symbol of the red Feather. He strongly urged that More of our citizens should attend the annual meeting of the Smethport Community Chest when directors Are elected. Drive chairman Fred d Heinlein gave detailed instructions to the workers on specific details of the drive and expressed his sincere appreciation for the cooperation which he had received in preparing for the drive. He suggested to the officers of tile Chest that it would be most helpful if the drive chairman were appointed a considerable time before the Date of the drive so that he would have More time to plan the project. Or. Heinlein then introduced the speaker. C. W Lillibridge who chose As his topic Quot fifteen gifts in one. Of the Many civic meetings held in Smethport each year this meeting said or. Lillibridge is probably the most important. It represents a cooperative Enterprise where people work together to support fifteen carefully selected agencies. It is democracy at work an Opportunity to do something for ourselves rather continued on Page two new equip intent at Bellko. Central switchboard addition will improve service the Bell Telephone company of Pennsylvania has just completed an addition to the switchboard in the Smethport Central office which will improve All service and make it possible for the office to serve More subscribers it was announced today by Charles h. Springer local manager. With the new equipment which Cost $5700, the company will be Able to have a larger operating Force on duty during the Busy periods. Telephones will also be installed very shortly for 16 of the 19 persons on the Smethport waiting list or. Springer said. The other three persons Are located in places where no Cable or wire lines Are available to connect them with the Central office. They will receive service As soon As the necessary line construction can be completed. At the present time the Smethport office serves 1137 subscribers As compared to 708 in 1940. Approximately 4350 Calls Are handled daily

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