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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 27, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand a it Agar i copies. I Gou Rrt Tii r i naturally till i j9l\ Mckean u a r ii to or at volume 73 established 1s75 Smethport pa., thursday october 27, 1949 terms-43.5# per tear no. 42 hollowed in Celebration next monday evening citizens Are asked to take part prizes will be awarded the witches and goblins May get you if you done to watch out May be More truth than poetry if you a meaning everyone. A fail to Don you funniest prettiest or Quot what have you costume and take part in the halloween festivities monday evening oct. 31. The fat com Metier have put Forth much Effort to make this an outstanding event in Smethport this year. The following schedule for the marchers has been announced Parade will Start at 6 30 o clock monday evening and will be divided into five sections. The first division j will include All children up and in eluding the first Grade children and they will form in front of the court House. The second division will con j Sist of the second third and fourth grades and will form on state St. Beside the court House. The fifth sixth seventh and eighth grades will make up the third division and will form on Church St. Beside the court House. All High school students and adults will be grouped in the fourth division starting from in Back of the court House on King St. Groups will represent the fifth division and will form to front of St Luke s Church. The judges stand will be located in front of the Sharro Atlantic filling station and those acting As judges Are mrs. Oscar Anderson mrs. Hugh Fry. Mrs. C. R Mckalip. Miss Mabel Smith. Albert Harrington. Herman Rice. Hubert Morrison and Andy z Heman a free ticket to the Star theatre will be Given to All Parade participants twelve years old or under As they leave the auditorium following the entertainment. This tickets will be Good anytime. The children of the seventh and eighth grades Are starting today to sell tickets to help defray expenses of this event and if the ticket Sale meets the expectations of the committee. Approximately forty Cash prizes will be Given out among the marchers. The magician and Clown act being put on at the auditorium following the Parade promises to la a full hour of delightful entertainment for both Young and old. Cider and donuts will be Given to the children. Smethport Boro allocated $1053 from motor fund county to receive $3,297.00 fund to be used on streets Mckean county will receive $3,-267 05 of the state s quarterly distribution of a $20,000,000 appropriation from motor License fund As provided for the 1947 legislature to cities boroughs and first and second class townships. The approved payments were announced by auditor general Weldon b Heyburn. The funds to be used by the local governments Are limited to Street Road and Bridge construction repair and maintenance. Allocations Are j. E. Burns District governor visits local rotary dub outlines work of rotary throughout the world reports Given j e Burns of Oil City. Governor of District 259 of rotary International. Made his official visit to the Smethport rotary club last monday noon. Prior to the luncheon meeting governor Burns met with club president Wilbur Best and the chairmen of committees to review the work of the club. Rotary clubs in 81 countries thru out the world Are United in an Endeavor to promote International understanding. Good will and peace said or. Burns in his address to the club in addition to the activities of rotary a 7,000 clubs in their own communities to promote this objective rotary International will spend $750,000 during the next three years to create better understanding among the Peoples of different nations. The greater part of this sum will be spent on rotary foundation fellowships w hich enable outstanding graduate students to study abroad for one year. Since the program was established in 1847, 111 fellowships have been awarded to students in 27 countries. Rotary a last International convention voted to increase the Fellowship Grant by $100,000 a year for the next three years in order to Speed the benefits of this plan. This year rotary is also emphasizing vocational service the application of the Ideal of service by every rotarian to his personal business or profession. A devoted to service. Rotary provides a common ground for 330,000 business and professional executives throughout the w orld regardless of nationalities or political or religious beliefs a the rotary District governor emphasized. He said there is a striking parallel Between the program of rotary and the United nations charter. Since the organization of the United nations in 1945, rotary clubs thru out the world have been Active in the development of an informed Public opinion on the objectives of the United nations in an Endeavor to make it an effective instrument for free Peoples everywhere. President Wilbur Best informed the club that Smethport ranked in the upper ten clubs of the District. In attendance for the month of september. Birthday greetings were extended to rotarian Bob Apple. Secretary Lillibridge reported attendance make ups for Bob Digel e g. Potter and Tony Anderson. He also called attention to the fact that three rotarians had played an important part in the successful program last Friday honouring general Mcnarney. They were o. Albert Johnson. Wilbur Best Joe Megivern and Albert w. Johnson. Thirty members and five visitors were present at the meeting. The guests were r a Mcgrade Kane Bob Pfiel Bud Miller and Chris Shaefer port Allegany and Earl Mclaughlin Eldred. Distress signal. A hotel employee inadvertently flew Tim United states Flag upside Down a signal of distress at the St. Ixonia hotel where president Harry Truman stayed overnight. Fun Al the right is the presidents Emblem. General Mcnarney addresses crowd Here last Friday appearance arranged by citizen s committee for Pennsylvania week Home coming Day will be observed Here saturday regular or r $1091 reported in first Community of Smethport Chest drive report held tuesday general Joseph t. Mcnarney a native of Emporium and a combat Veteran of both world wars said Friday the Road to Success is paved with hard work Oen Mcnarney gave a Brief off the cuff talk on the Steps of the i Mckean county court House Short i by before noon he was in route this native Emporium As a Pennsylvania week ambassador. Directing his remarks to the i great number of school children in the audience the 56-year-old air Force officer who Rose to the rank of four Star general said that sue Cess in life Quot will not be handed to you on a Silver advising the students to work hard toward their goal in life he declared they cannot fail if they Quot pursue their ideas have the ambition to do something and take advantage of a combination of circumstances coupled with Luck a a a if you do this a a he concluded a the future of America which rests in your hands will be assured a a thirty minutes before his talk Here. General Mcnarney had landed at the it Alton Airport in an Hamlin Redfield on committee of Industrial Niles downtown Loaches Hub sponsoring event joint Parade of floats will precede annual port Allegany Smethport football game air was Complete report will not be available for several Days groups membership drive being extended one week Fred d. Heinlein drive chairman of the Smethport Community Chest announced monday that at the close of the week $4091 00 had been reported in by the captains of the various teams. A Complete report he said would not be available for several Days but that he hoped to reach the $7000 goal. Some May not for various reasons have made their contributions. If you do not know the worker i your Section you May Send your i contribution or pledge to the treas user. Frank Fay. Not Only is it hoped to go Over the top on this drive but j also to come closer to the goal of j one Hundred per cent support of the Community Chest. By newspapers and personal letter the directors a have emphasized the importance of supporting fifteen agencies through j a gift or pledge that would cover the needs of these agencies for a full year. If All our citizens join in the Effort we can be assured that our Community Chest will continue to operate on a sound and democratic basis. Your contribution May to the one that will put this drive Over the top. Make your contribution or pledge now. Ashington where he is now serving As chief of the department of defense management committee. He was greeted at the Airport by John a. Lindholm Smethport Burgess. And e a. Studholme and a joint committee from the kiwanis and rotary clubs of Emporium who headed by a detail of Pennsylvania state police escorted him to Smith a regular meeting of the Smethport Parent teacher association Wax held tuesday evening in the school auditorium with the president. Mrs. Margaret Wright presid House were the townspeople and a j school children who had been re the attendance Banner was won leased from classes for the event by the second Grade. It was Anontine j and the Smethport High schooled that the membership drive had band which struck up a military been extended one week to allow tune when general Mcnarney stepparents to join the i Ped from his escort car. Four Mckean county men will attend meeting in Titusville four Mckean county men including Hamlin d Redfield of Smethport members of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Council for Industrial and area development will attend a meeting in Titusville Friday with the sole intent of flaunting its charms to the world of re location minded Industry other Mckean county men on the committee Are m b. Mcdowell and William l. Branch both of Bradford and j m Barre of Kane. The no fac plans to invite business leaders to a come and share with us Quot the wealth of the off fax sket of the state. The business leaders have been invited to the meeting to learn the details of How it can be done and will be done and to see for themselves via technicolor sound film How two War veterans who had the initiative and foresight to carve out an Industrial Empire from Roe bed beginning and brought a dead Duck town Back to life. Their Saga of a Blue print of the opportunities lying in this area which was once covered with magnificent forests underlain with the Black and liquid Gold of Coal and petrol final plans for a unique Experiment in inter town relationships have been announced by the Smethport downtown coaches club. The club is sponsoring a joint Parade and float contest prior to the port Alle Gany Smethport High school football game on saturday. October 29. Because of the keen rivalry that port. Arrayed in front of the court Euton. William Henry Adams Industrial designer whose clients Are among the titans of Industry will offer his optimistic and far sighted views in an address entitled a the preservation of Northwestern will be prizes for the Grade according to percentages of parents belonging to the . Hubert Morrison gave a Brief oin line of Tho Magazine. This Magazine deals with education of children in the Home and school. There Are ten issues for $125 and judge Charles g. Hubbard termed general Mcnarney a visit the a greatest event Quot that Smethport had experienced from a military standpoint since the organization of the famed Bucktail regiment at the outbreak of the civil War. Brief remarks also were made by District anyone wishing to subscribe for the j attorney Claude w. Shattuck of Lonor accorded local banker. Albert Johnson group 7 chairman motorcycle riders made on a Road mileage basis. Political subdivisions in Mckean hear safety i Alk county sharing in the distribution include Smethport Borough $1053 -46 port Allegany Borough $952 85 sergeant township $209 20 Ceres township $844 54. And Hamilton township. $207.00. Halloween forty for Norwich tup. Children Norwich Grange no. 2018 will hold its annual halloween party for the children of Norwich township next Friday evening starting at 6 30 of clock at the Grange Hall. A Well planned program has been planned for the youngsters and All Are invited to attend. Will build House or. And mrs. Paul Chubb on have Gordon Ruoff of Smethport presented a talk on Safe driving at. The meeting of the Zippo motorcycle riders held at the Home of Robert i Engman in Bradford recently. The group donated to the Emer a gency polio fund a halloween party was planned for members and their wives to be held saturday evening at Lime Lake. N. Y. Or. And mrs. Glenn Heinzman will be hosts at the party. After the business meeting lunch was served by Mildred Fichtner and committee. Orst Tofy woman picks Sweet peas in Yard mrs. Leonard Johnson of Ormsby picked a bouquet of Sweet peas in purchased a lot on w. Main Street her Yard monday evening. She said near the country club and have a1 that the Sweet peas had been bios ready started excavating for a new Home. Norman Brothers have the contract for building the House. Soming since last july and were As fresh As if picked when they started to Bloom. O. Albert Johnson treasurer of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company of Smethport the oldest Bank in Mckean county was named chairman of group 7 of the Pennsylvania Bankers association to succeed Charles j. Miller executive Vic president of the Meadville first National Bank according to an an-1 convocation of Ridgway nou Cement made wednesday of Magazine May Contact or. Morri son mrs. Ronabelle mix read the tentative budget for the year. Mrs. T n Clark led a discussion on any possible changes or amendments to the by Laws. Mrs. Howard Wright reported plans for the halloween Parade were nearly Complete. This Parade will be held oct. 31st at 6 30 p in. After the Parade the a weather Bee Brothers Quot will entertain at the school House cider and do nuts will be served. Mrs. Margaret lineman reported the girl scouts meeting at the Temple club if you have an articles such As yarn Needles games or old Felt hats etc., the girl scouts would i appreciate having these things. It was announced that the county Council meets thursday today at Duke Center and will be attended by several of the local members. Assemblyman Albert w. Johnson was an interesting speaker telling of a opportunities of citizenship in refreshments were served by the teachers. Mckean county before general Mcnarney a introduction by Edwin w Tompkins Emporium state assemblyman from Cameron county. On behalf of the people of Smethport mrs. Maude t. German a High school classmate of general Mcnarney presented him with a gift As a memento of hts visit to Smethport Smethport stores Banks Backus Novelty co. And the r. W Herzog Plant were closed for an hour to enable their employees to attend the service. Local women attend last week. Or. Miller who is on leave in Korea with the Eca was named president of the group last May at their annual convention i Bradford. Or. Johnson is the first Mckean county banker in 12 years to serve As a chairman of group 7. He is the fifth banker to hold the Post since the group was formed in 1894. County commissioner Scott a brother Dies county commissioner and mrs. O. S. Scott herein new Castle last week called there by the death of the former a brother. Herbert Scott who succumbed following a Long illness. Deceased at one time a resident of Kane also leaves two Sisters mrs. Eldra Mccormick of new Castle and mrs. Cora Winer who resides near new Castle. Funeral services were held at Leechburg pa., thursday. The following delegates from try woman a auxiliary of St. Luke a episcopal Church will attend the convocation of Ridgway to be held in Bradford in the Church of the ascension on Friday oct. 28th, at to a. In., Are mrs. E. G. Potter. Miss Elsie she scr mrs. Howard Acker mrs. Jennie Chase mrs. R. C. Sasse mrs. Marie Stickles mrs. Edna Corwin mrs. R. Kessler mrs. R. B. Cody miss Edna Keenan. Miss Dora Keenan mrs. J. L. Morrison mrs. C. E Enberg. Mrs. R. L. Abbey and mrs. Lillian Backus. Accepts position miss Greta Anderson has accepted a position with the Sterling Oil division of the Quaker state Oil refining corporation in their office at Farmers Valley. The position was formerly held by miss Margaret Frye who recently resigned. Local men attend route 6 meeting it. Jewett Man named vice president Elmer quirk Henry j. Rice f. B. Fay and e. J. Monsch were in Wellsboro Friday where they attended the Anual session of the Roosevelt Highway association of Pennsylvania Earl t. Cherry of Corry was named president after having served As vice president for several years. A. R. Hill of it. Jewett was elected a vice president. Other officers were Robert m. Sims of Scranton and Mason Browning of Wyalusing vice presidents and j. H. Brandamore of Scranton Secretary treasurer. The association has As its main objective the attracting of Cross state travel Over route 6 and urging improvements in the Highway by placing its needs before the Highway department and representatives in the legislative Branch of the state government. Re Ackah Lodge officers installed mrs. David Arnett of hew in charge Ideal Rebekah Lodge held installation of officers at their meeting in the to o f. Hall wednesday evening with mrs. David Arnett of Rew District Deputy president and staff in charge. The banquet which was served to about too members and guests was chair maned by mrs Beatrice o Neil and mrs. Norma Ness. The tables were beautifully decorated with halloween decorations and favors. Mrs. Edna rofl retiring Noble grand was Given gifts during a unique ceremony conducted by the past Noble grands of the Lodge. Officers installed during the ceremony were Noble grand. Doris Vaughn vice grand Virginia Hackett Warden Ruth Johnson conductor Norma Ness chaplain Marian Ness outside guardian Margaret Wright inside guardian Esther Nobles past Noble grand Edna Ruoff financial Secretary. Margaret Bradford Host to fall meet in of county w. It. Ii. Institute will Convene this morning at to will close at 3 30 pm. The Mckean county women a Temperance Union will hold its annual october Institute this thursday morning at to of clock at the w. . Club rooms in Bradford. Mrs Pep a Scott and mrs it l. Harris will act As the reception committee mrs. Olive Vaughn county president Ami mrs. Margaret Young county director of institutes. Have prepared the program the program follows 10-10 15 a. Rn., devotions. Mrs. Fred Moore Rew 10 15-10 20 a in Welcome mrs. Lepha Scott. Bradford 10 20-10 25 a in response mrs. Cecil Ross Farmers Valley 10 25-10 58 a rn., plan of work All county directors two minutest 10 55-11 00 a rn., prison welfare mrs. Mac Loop. Eldred 11 10-11 15 a in special music the Rev. Cecil Ross Farmers Valley 11 15-11 30 a i convention highlights mrs Olive Vaughn Bradford 11 30-11 55 a in. Christian citizenship. The Rev. David Anderson Bradford 11 55-12 noon Noontide prayer mrs. Sarah Buchanan. It. Jewett. Afternoon session i 15 p rn., executive committee meeting 2-2 15 p rn., d e v o 11 o n a mrs Helena Simons port Allegany 2 15-2 20 p. Unroll Call 2 20-2 30 p. In report of executive committee meeting 2 30-3 p. Religious education the Rev. Keith Perry Degolia. 3-3 15 p i special music mrs. Mara Parkhurst Bradford 3 05-3 20 p. In. Report on radio mrs. Ada Lyons Bradford 3 20-3 30 p. In. White ribbon tying Benediction. Mrs. Nellie Perry Eldred. Announce birth or. And mrs. Walter Bright of Willow run mich., have announced the birth of a daughter. Joan Adair on october the twentieth. Emporium woman Dies of injuries in motor crash near Here on october 9 mrs. Hazel Slocum 52, of 224 w Allegany ave Emporium died last thursday afternoon at 4 15 of clock at Kane Community Hospital from a punctured lung suffered in an automobile Accident thursday oct. Boswick recording Secretary Alice j seven Miles South of Smethport Stoi Nik try no ii if a Arimo twin Colas mrs. Slocum was a passenger in a in operated by mrs. Ida Weaver also of Emporium. The car left the Highway and crashed pity a tree. The car was owned by Russel Weaver husband of the Driver. Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty issued a certificate of accidental death in the Case of mrs. Slocum. Mrs. Weaver was Transfer red wednesday to an Erie a Pital. Stevens treasurer Arline Douglas musician Elaine Stewart is. To Noble grand. Grace Baker. . To Noble grand Stella Larson is. To vice grand Hazel Rifle . To vice grand Theta Yonkers is. To Oast Noble grand Nora Dickinson . To past Noble grand. Alma Johan son i r s. To chaplain Harriett Lobaugh . To chaplain Lucille Peterson right altar bearer Betty Ross left altar bearer Lenola Maust degree and Drill mistress Theta Youk ers. Duncan Mccoy to be ordained Friday Duncan r. Mccoy son of or. And mrs. Guy Mccoy of Smethport will be ordained to the diaconate in the Church of the nativity. Cle Elum. Washington on St. Simon and St. Jude s Day Friday october 28th. He is a graduate of Hobart College and of Seabury Western Seminary at Evanston 111. For the past two years lie has been working Iii the diocese of Chicago. Exists on the Gridiron Between these neighbouring towns the game furnishes an Ideal setting for the annual Homecoming Day in Smethport. The two towns Are Only eleven Miles apart and a Large delegation from port Allegany will drive to Smith Jagt it in order to participate in the festivities. The coaches club annually sponsors a float Parade for the students of Smethport High school and this year it was decided to invite port Allegany to enter the Competition and to elect two attendants to serve in the court of the Homecoming Queen who was elected by the Smethport students. The a Gator town accepted the Challenge with the result that the county seat will play Host to a gala joint town Celebration next saturday. In order to stimulate interest in the float Competition the downtown coaches voted to award $50.00 in prizes for the winning floats from the two schools. $25 00 will go to the Winner $15.00 to second place and $10 00 to third place. In addition the Bucktail Post american legion and the coaches club will also enter floats. The two towns Are working hard on their floats and both will Send along their school bands to the Parade and the football game. The floats will be judged by a Board composed of William Kerr president of the Smethport chamber of Commerce Carl w. Johnson of the Smethport schools and Fred Hardy of the port Allegany schools. The prizes will be awarded Between the halves of the game. The Parade will form at the High school building at i p. In. With Oscar Anderson As chief Marshall and will move along main St. And out Marvin St. To Mccoy stadium arriving there at approximately 2 p. In where the floats will be judged. Burgess John a Lindholm of Smith Ikirt will then Crown the Homecoming Queen. Emily love has been elected by her fellow students to reign As Smethport Queen for a Day it with Anne mealy and Audrey Swort serving As her court attendants from Smethport and Jennie Benson and Patricia Manning serving As her attendants from port Allegany. The Queen and her court will be presented with Flowers by the downtown coaches club prior to the game. Fred Heinlein Well known local announcer will handle the Public address system at the stadium. The use of this system was graciously donated by the Bucktail Post. To Complete the Days activities a dance under the auspices of the senior class of Smethport High school will be held in the school gym saturday evening. The committee in charge of the downtown coaches club Homecoming Day plans consists of Frank Rugh Robert Glarner Leroy of Laughlin William Pierotti jr., William Hungiville Fred Youkers arid Guy b. Mayo. Mrs. Flora Cooper feted on bist birthday Niehof of mrs. In c. Larson Folio victim Iii Olean mrs. Herbert c. Larson of Swetlik it it has received word that her Niece mrs. Mark Butler 28, of Olean. Was stricken with polio last week and is now a patient in the Olean general Hospital. $ Rev ii. F. Cobb injured in Lynn mass. The Rev. Rodney of Cobb former or. And mrs. Fred Burlingame entertained at a family dinner at their Home sunday in Honor of the 81st birthday anniversary of mrs. Flora Cooper Mother of mrs. Burlingame Rector of St. Luke a episcopal or. And mrs. Carl Simar of Farmers Valley mrs. Lydia Burlingame of East Smethport and or. And mrs. Fred Burlingamejr. Of East St. Were guests in addition to the honoured guest. Church fractured a toe on his left foot since leaving Smethport. The Rev. Or. Cobb was in a grocery store in Lynn. Mass., where he is now located when an indoor truck overturned striking his foot $

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