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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 1, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies. A a Lupher 3mv7 4mpapeas Mckean a a. Jul buy use if i naturally Batt Democrat Iris volume 73 established 187$ Smethport pa., thursday of cent. I 1919 tf.rmta�?$3 wiper tear no. 34 one killed 4 injured in Auto crash Here mrs. T. Henry Carlstrom of Emporium killed at intersection of routes 6 and 46 in East Smethport Michigan Man seriously Hurt Alfred w. Provin of East Smethport observes i kit ii anniversary of birth Borough assessor receives changes in new valuations a two car Highway Accident at the intersection of routes 6 and 46 in East Smethport at 10 50 a. claimed the life of a 30-year-old Emporium woman and injured four other persons one seriously. Trooper Howard Murray of the state police Barracks Kane identified the dead woman As mrs. T Henry Carlstrom of 235 West fourth St. Emporium. The injured Fred c. Bailey. 47. Grand rapids. Mich fractured Skull multiple abrasions facial cuts and possible internal injuries. Condition fair his wife. Isabelle. 44. Possible right ankle fracture and Shock condition Good. Mrs. Carlstrome smother. Mrs. G. C. Bierly 57, possible rib fractures and Shock condition Good. They Are patients in the port Allegany Community Hospital mrs Carlstrome a three year old son. Donald was trp Atod at the port Allegany Hospital for leg and head cuts and Shock and then discharged another person involved in the Accident or and mrs. Bailey a 14-year-old Niece Theresa Bailey escaped injury. State trooper Murray said mrs Carlstrom was operating a Sedan in which her Mother and Young son were passengers while or. Bailey was driving a 1947 Sedan in which his wife and Niece were occupants. Trooper Murray said the Carlstrom car was travelling North on Rome 46 and the Bailey car. West on route 6, when they collided at the interjection. Inc Impact hurled the Carlstrom car Over on its top making it necessary to push the vehicle on its Side to remove the occupants. State police estimated damage to the Carlstrom car at $1,100 and the Bailey car at $600 mrs. Carlstrom was born Jan. I 1919 in Warren and was graduated from Emporium High school in 1936 she was married in Emporium in june. 1945, and had been working for a Law firm in that Borough she was a member of the first presbyterian Church Emporium. Besides her husband son Donald and her patents of Emporium. Mrs. Carlstrom is survived by a brother William Bierly and a sister mrs. Kathryn Wolfanger both of Emporium. The body was removed to the Walter funeral Home in port Allegany and then taken to the Emporium Home where funeral services will be held at 2 p. In. Friday. The Rev. George a. Lueckel pastor of the Emporium first a presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Newton cemetery. Emporium. Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty investigated the Accident. Neville Gallup in title play championship will be decided Over week end slightly More than one third of Loc Al properties affected changes in real estate assessments recommended by a committee composed of members of the Smethport Borough Council and Smethport school Board for the purpose of equalizing local assessed j i valuations have been submitted to mrs. Cora Southwick. Borough assessor. New valuations suggested by the committee which Are Recommenda-1948 tons Only and not necessarily binding upon the assessor apply to but slightly More than one third of local properties approximately two thirds of the changes suggests Are increases totalling $38,000, whereas the remaining one third produce decreases aggregating $12,000 the changes suggested by the local taxing bodies. If accepted by the assessor. Will result in a net increase in local real estate valuations of $26,000. Or about three per rent of the present figure of $782.158 00. The study of which these proposed changes Are the result was undertaken for the sole purpose of Cor-1 Reding inequalities in local valuations that have been apparent and not to increase valuation generally j emphasis was placed on retaining the 1-3 ratio Between assessed valuation and fair Market value that has been used locally for years and it is believed that this objective has been achieved. Notices advising taxpayers of the changes in assessed valuations Are being mailed from the office of the j county commissioners this week under the provisions of act 254. Article Vii. Section 701 a a. Any taxpayer who feels aggrieved by an assessment May make an Appeal to the Board of assessment and revision of Taes by filing with the Board on or before october 1st. A statement in writing of such intention to Appeal. No new cases of infantile paralysis reported in Smethport and Vicinity school opening postponed Carl w. Johnson supervising principal of the Smethport schools and Byron Bickford president of the Keating twp. Board of education announced wednesday the postponement of the opening of the schools until monday sept. 12th, because of the polio epidemic. Or. Johnson also announced that All football practice sessions also had been cancelled until after that Date. Moderation even disposition and a Happy married life. That is the formula for longevity suggested by Alfred Leroy Provin of East Smethport who observed his 100th birthday tuesday. And the centenarian May speak with some authority. For As his 82-year- old wife said tuesday he always was a frail Man although his general health through the years was Good. The country in the past Century. A during the civil War a Union j Soldier offered $900 to substitute today he is Well preserved with j for him but i promptly refused Smethport High Grid team shows Promise coach Elicker has nine varsity to Jayvee Letterman Back Jack Neville and l s. Gallup will be the finalists for the Smethport county club s menus Gold championship Over the labor Day weekend according to results of tournament play Over the weekend. In the Quarter finals William Gil Luly won Over Jerry Newman 5-3, while Kenneth Thomas Defeated hop Ponlin. One up in 20 holes Jack Neville won from Pitt Raymond. 4-3, and Gallup had to go 21 holes before he could eliminate Bill Hearn Ley one up. Semi final matches were not As close with Neville beating Gilluly four up and three to go and Cia Hup beating Thomas six up and five to go. Mrs. Alia a. Rose of Rew Dies his face showing few wrinkles. Despite his advanced years his health is fairly Good with the exception of failing eyesight and hearing. A there is nothing unusual about living a Century Quot or. Provin remarked a live always abstained from alcohol and tobacco and practice All the Christian Virtues. I be always tried to keep out of arguments and not to Start quarrels with neighbors or or proving a pastor the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb of St. Luke a episcopal Church characterized his As one of the a humblest kindest sweetest men i have Ever met. He has been held in High esteem by his fellow citizens throughout the throughout the Day he received Many congratulatory messages but none that he treasures More than a letter received from president Truman. His relatives could offer no explanation of just How the nation s chief executive knew about or. Proving a 100th birthday. Tile Days program opened with a Centennial birthday eucharist in Mother had a Large family and i had to stay Home and tend the a almost a Hundred people gathered tuesday evening in the East Smethport school cafeteria to Honor or Provin on his Centennial. The committee having charge of the affair was made up of the following East Smethport ladies mrs. Betty Peterson chairman mrs. Jennie Chase assistant chairman mrs 1 William Cooper mrs. Dana Hayes i mrs. Howard Burdick. Mrs. Goldie Acker. Mrs Cora Douglas mrs. De Okerlund. A Bountiful dinner a served. There was a procession of birthday cakes presented to or Provin. Four of the cakes had on them Twenty five candles each. Making one Hundred candles in All. It was a Beautiful sight. Mrs. Jane Ware was also honoured. Ii being her 87th birthday. She and mrs. Provin were presented with corsages and or. Provin with a but Bonaire. A the Rev. Rodney f. Cobb or. Proving a pastor acted As Toast Mast Mother of local Man buried monday mrs. Alta a Rose. 68. Of Rew died in the Bradford Hospital at 10 30 p. In. Friday after a weeks illness. Mrs. Rose who moved to Rew three Mons ago resided in Bradford for 50 years. She was the widow of Carl Rose. Survivors include four daughters. Mrs. Lear a Covert. Forestville n. Mrs. Lillian Lundstrom and mrs. Rhea Barr. Bradford and mrs Erma Mckinney Rew four sons. Forrest 8nd Mederith. Bradford Clifton. Eldred and John. Smethport one brother. Burt l Burl of Salamanca several grandchildren great grandchildren nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from a funeral Home in Bradford at 2 p. In. Monday. Burial was in Hill cemetery. Son born in new York a son Thomas James Enright Vas born to or. And mrs. T. J. Knight of new York on Friday aug. 6. Mrs. Enright is the former miss Corlena Kuhn of Smethport. Mrs e. R. Kohn. Grandmother of he child spent the weekend in new York making the trip by plane from lie i. Alton Airport. Animal meeting of c Hest contributors w. W. Barnum Secretary announces that a meeting of contributors to the Smethport Community Chest will be held in the Hamlin Bank and Trust company at 8 p. In. Tuesday sept. 13, for the election of directors and transaction of other business All saints episcopal Chapel in East pro Happy birthday Quot was Sung at Smethport of which or. And mrs. J the beginning of the dinner follow Provin have Long been members. At pm by the Blessing after the dinner noon a luncheon for the couple and John Peeler and others Sang a when you and i were Young Maggie Quot then there was a program of Short speeches each speaker being introduced by the toastmaster. Or. Peeler spoke for the men of East Smethport mrs. Peterson for the women e. A Morrison for St. Luke s vestry presenting or. Provin with a gift from the Church mrs. Edna Grabe for St. Luke a women mrs. Irene their relatives was tendered by the Rev or. Cobb in St. Luke a rectory. Or. Provin has lived in the Smethport area most of his life a in fact he came Clos to boasting of this area As his native country. His parents or. And mrs. Samuel Lathrop Provin were in route from Addison. N. Y., to Keating township in 1849 to look Over the farm site which they intended Chadwick for the people of Smith to Purchase however they found it j mrs to nov Coleman it or necessary to Stop raid was on their prove no a Niece from port Allegany for his relatives and then mrs. Provin and or Provin concluded the evening with Short talks. Relatives of or. Provin who attended the Days festivities were mrs. Coleman. Mrs. Mittie Green of Smethport mrs. Perry Berkwater and miss Virginia Berkwater of Kenmore Willis Provin of Buffalo or. And mrs. Noel e. Green and son David of Kenmore or. And mrs. Carl flagman of Ormsby and mrs. Eva Healey of Bradford. Tire damages pressure Plant in Ormsby area slight damage was retried done by fire last Friday at the South Penn pressure Plant at Ormsby. Hogart Lent and Orlo Lent with the assistance of passersby extinguished the Blaze before arrival of the Smethport fire department which was called. Several car seats that had became Damp started to heat and smoulder it was announced. Journey to await the arrival of their son. Alfred Leroy at Westfield. Tioga county pa., on August 30 of that year. Hie child was about four weeks old when he arrived with ills parents at their future farm Home and where he was to live until 42 years ago when he moved to East Smethport. Or. Provin has always wrought a living from the soil. He said he went to East Smethport with a cow and two chickens As Hie nucleus of his assets. Although lie retired from Active life some 20 years ago lie Lier formed Home chores and cultivated a Garden for a number of years later. The present mrs. Provin. A native of London England is his third Wile. They were married 40 years ago. Quot wife who is a nurse has taken Good care of in Twilight years Quot he said. His wife who will be 83 in november is Active and in Good health. Or Provin said be never served in any wars which engulfed the members of the Smethport High school football squad still stunned by the sudden death of Kenneth Mccord. Jr., 16. A regular on the team last year will resume workouts shortly according to Jay Elicker coach. Young Mccord who was to enter the senior class when school reopens next week and who starred in basketball and football died sunday afternoon at the Bradford Hospital of infantile paralysis he had been working out with the squad since August 18 and last thursday was stricken by the dread disease. Coach Flicker and the rest of the squad in respect to the memory of their teammate called off All practice sessions until after the funeral service which was held tuesday morning Elicker should be Well fortified with experience this year with nine varsity and to Jayvee Letterman Back he has been sending the squad through twice daily workouts in preparation for the opening game of the season on sept. 17 at Coudersport. The opener will afford Elicker and his coaching staff to get a Good line on the prospects last year Smethport. With la veterans on hand including Jack Bishop j. Nelson. C Mcternan and others was extended to win the opener against Coutv last year 13-7. Smethport s line this year will be much heavier than last year while the Backfield will be one of average returning veterans Are ends Bill Youkers. Don Benson Tom Mckiernan tackles a Jim Moore Courtney Howe John Hamilton Jack Burdick guards a Charles Cook. Howard Covert Neil Douglas vie Burt centers Bob Morton Ralph Mayer John Lind Holm. In the Backfield Elicker will have the following to choose his starters from Barry Johnson. Harold Lynch Tommie Kohn. Allen Mayer Don Storey Jim Winslow Ralph Gustafson Jack Stickles Tom Harmon Ronald Rittberg and Steve Johnson. Others trying out for the squad include John Cunningham Carl Berg Bill Angel Jim Swift Louis Marquardt John bean Clifford Thomas Don Rosa Dale Mcdermott Dick Storey John Dragoon Malcolm Thayer and Joe Reynolds. The schedule sept. 17�?-at Coudersport. 24 George or. Republic Grove City Home. Oct. I Sheffield Home. 8�?renovo, Home. 15�?at Youngsville. 22�?otto, Home. 29�?port Allegany Home. Nov. 5�?pending. La at Kane. Kenneth Mccord or. Died sunday victim of polio Kenneth no old jr., Iii. Died sunday afternoon Iii Bradford As f first Boho death in county three from Smethport i Avo from Keating victims youth stricken with dread disease on thursday of last week Kenneth Mccord. Or. 16-Vear-old son of or and mrs. Kenneth Mccord. Or of 1409 w main St and a Star player on the Smethport High school varsity basketball and football squads died of infantile paralysis at 12 to p m., sunday in Bradford Hospital tile youth was the fifth polio Case in Smethport he had been in an isolation Ward at the Hospital store his admission saturday. He was taken ill last thursday. Mckean county health officer Edward Holzwarth. Bolivar run said sunday that Mccord s death was the first from polio in Mckean county this year. Kenneth Mccord was born october 8. 1932 in Smethport. He would have entered the senior year at the Smethport High school when school reopened this month. Besides his parents he leaves two Brothers. George. 6. And Thomas 8. Private funeral services were held at to a in tuesday morning in St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church. The Rev Urban s. Barrett pastor officiated pallbearers All uncles were Bernard Arthur James and Thomas Mcdermott. Richard and Howard Mccord burial took place to St. Elizabeth s cemetery g. W. Lillibridge named to Post will organize area for chop program c. W la Ellbridge of Smethport today was appointed District supervisor of crop the Christian Rural overseas program the appointment was announced by Secretary of agriculture Miles Horst state chairman of crop which will supervise a systematic collection of food from Pennsylvania farms this fall to feed starving people abroad distribution is made through existing Church Relief agencies. Or. Lillibridge will organize Elk Cameron Forest. Mckean. Potter and Warren counties for collection of surplus crops contacting pastors and Farmers for their support to the United Church and farm Effort. Emphasis in Pennsylvania will be placed on collection of milk and eggs the states leading farm products. The National crop directors also have urged the Pennsylvania organization to collect wheat which now is vitally needed for Relief purposes abroad although the crop organization emphasize gifts in kind from Farmers. Cash also May be contributed to Purchase these items. Checks payable to crop May be sent to the District supervisor or to the state crop treasurer l a Thomas. Or. Co Pennsylvania farm Bureau federation. 3607 Derry St Harrisburg a restaurant opens in old Shawmut depot the new Mcmillan restaurant on the Corner of Mechanic and water its. Presents a very attractive appearance. This new eating plate was recently opened in the remodeler Shawmut Railroad station by Wes Mcmillan Veteran of world War to who was critically burned Iii the european sector or. And mrs. Mcmillan did the remodelling themselves and have done an excellent Job. A deep feeling of sadness and sympathy for the Mccord family prevailed Over this Community sunday upon hearing word of the death of their son Kenneth jr., who succumbed at the Bradford Hospital sunday at 12 10 p. Rn., he had undergone an emergency operation at the Hospital Early that morning to relieve strangulation caused by paralysis of the Throat. No new eases have been reported in town. We Are pleased to report that the left ,. A oth it a three patient hospitalized Voca Piffl j r in with polio from Smethport Borough polio victim of 1919 and two from Keating township Are reported As improving. Mrs Anthony Stravino of Hilton a who was admitted to the Bradford Hospital a week ago last saturday is slightly improved. She is Able to talk a Little above a whisper As her paralysis is Only in the Throat no other part of her body being affected to any Way. It was reported that she had been placed in an Iron lung but this Rumor was not True. She has been in bed Ever since her admittance to the isolation Ward of the Hospital her family states. William Mcgavisk is making a rapid recovery at the St. Francis Hospital in Olean. He was Able to be removed from the Iron lung on Friday of last week he still has some paralysis in the right Side of his face and his parents or. And mrs. Leonard Mcgavisk report that Massage treatments will soon Start on that portion. The sister Kenny treatments were used from the beginning and the hot packs did much to bring on the cure. The spread of the disease has been checked and he now can talk has a wonderful appetite. Being allowed everything to eat chocolate being the exception. His Eye on tile Side affected did have double vision but his sight returned to Normal on tuesday. The doctor told the family that 48 hours after every degree of temperature is gone he will be taken out of isolation and will be allowed visitors in his room. Jack Mullin 10-year-old son of or. And mrs. Lloyd Mullin who was stricken two weeks ago is improving at hts Home on the Dana farm on the Back Road to Farmers Valley where his father is employed. When continued on Page six Kenneth Mercord school Hoard hires teacher for girls phys de. Underwent surgery miss Mary loll Rossi of Crosby underwent an emergency operation for the removal of her appendix at Kane Community Hospital monday afternoon. Other teachers named for High and Grade schools open sept. 12 Carl w. John on supervising principal of the Smethport Borough schools announced wednesday that school would reopen on monday sept. 12. Instead of the original Date of sept. 7. Tills was decided upon following a meeting of tile school Board tuesday night a precautionary measure against the spread of infantile paralysis in the Borough schools. Or. Johnson also announced that All football practice sessions had been cancelled until alter the opening of school. When school reopens there will be one new member on the faculty miss Tolmena Bonillo who will have charge of girl physical education and health. I Bonfila is a graduate of lock Haven state teachers College and did graduate work at Penn state school of physical education. Her Home is in Kane and she has been teaching at Hastings for the past two years. Or. Johnson announced the following faculty for the High school Anne Anderson to and history Filimena Bon Filloy girls phys de and health. Martha Colegrove a English and librarian. Continued on Page six taking advanced officer training at amp Gordon Abbey Southwick will leave tomorrow morning for Camp Gordon Augusta ga., where be will take a nine month com e in advanced officer training. He will reenter service As a Captain and has already had six years in the service. Mrs. Southwick will accompany him to Augusta but they will keep their present apartment on West water St., for occupancy whenever they wish to return. Infant baptized Mary Lynne Bamah infant daughter of or and mrs. Robert f. Bamah was baptized monday afternoon at St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church by the pastor. Father Urban s. Bar meeting of county discuss plans for state meeting in Kane a committee representing the subordinate Granges of the county met in the grand jury room of the court House Friday evening at the Call of Pomona master j. T. Haynes of Eldred to make further plans for the meeting of the state Grange to be held in Kane october 25-27. These Granges and representative were present Eldred or. And mrs. J. T. Haynes. Keating Beeman Hyde Smethport. Lafayette a or. And mrs. Henry Gustafson Lewis run. Mountain a Cletus Carlson. Kane. Norwich a miss Norma Pettenato mrs Albert Green. Turtle Point or. And mrs. James Carlson. Valley a. W. Lillibridge. Henry j. Rice Smethport. State Deputy Elias Smith of East Smethport was present and took part in the deliberations of the committee. Cletus Carlson of Kane reported that the Kane chamber of Commerce or working hard to make the october meeting a Success and that everything As far As preliminary preparations Are Well in hand. Representatives of other Granges reported that a Complete canvass of members is being made looking Forward to a class of 500 for the sixth degree at the state meeting the Pomona master and the committee asks that each Grange have a Reft. Or. And mrs. William a Long i Complete report of its activities along of Olean Uncle Aud aunt of the these lines ready for the sept. 14th child were godparents. I meeting of the Pomona Grange

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