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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 22, 1949, Smethport, Pennsylvania Newsstand copies a. Gom Ftak Mckean volume 73 a it. Established 1 71 buy lust Al naturally tart. Democrat Smethport a thursday sept. 29, 1919 tfrmfm3.m per fear no. 38 fifteen organizations to a i in a a re a a Success in share in Chest drive Volunteer workers will Call on you during week october 17 to 22, and ask that you have contribution ready at that time spite of Haiti a Fred d. Heinlein director of publicity it once a year the citizens of Smethport Are called upon to make their contribution to a very worthy cause namely the Smethport Community Chest drive. This fund raising Campaign is not new to the residents of Smethport nor is it new to Many other localities. Both Large and Small throughout the length and breadth of Amer Ica for a period of several years the Community Chest has been found to be a highly successful instrument in solving the manner in which funds might be raised for Many local county state and National organize i tons whose chief reason for being in exl stance is always the same namely to alleviate suffering protect health and property furnish entertainment by Many methods such As libraries and also to Aid worthy students in their quest for higher education. These Are but a Mckean Kornily Bankers hear talk on management Thomas Chase of Philadelphia was Illust speaker at meeting excellent displays i inc Parade features one Dav Celebration the Quot Smethport Day Celebration held last saturday was somewhat hampered by cold and Rainy weath-1 or. But was quite a Success in spite j of these obstacles. The concert by the Smethport band was Given on tile porch of the court House and attracted quite a few people who sat in cars and enjoyed the concert tile Parade which was held saturday evening was a or edit to those who participated and those members of the committee who planned the Days events. The Street dance scheduled for the evening in Back of the court House was rained out but the legion Home was opened up and dancing was enjoyed there until Midnight. Tile windows of a majority of the local stores presented a colourful array of Flowers fancy work. Antiques. School teachers directors met Ilene i ast f riday prominent speakers address meetings of county educators Chest drive october quota is set at convict composer. Frank Ord staff lifer to Rwm Date or Hora. Ter a few dirty temporary fire Dom to play i Quot by apr Faff cantata at the big Springs Tea., Centennial Celebration. Human relations in Bank Man vegetables and fruits. Few of the uses to which your con a gement was the topic of an attributions to the Community Chest Are put by your local Board of directors. Who have chosen the Fol dress before the Mckean county Bankers association Here wednesday night As the organization con lowing beneficiaries to share in the vented for its quarterly dinner meet funds to be raised in the 1950 com ing at the colonial hotel Unity Chest drive in Smethport. J 67 members heard Thomas proposed budget for 1950 i Chase assistant cashier of the Public charities Assn. Of a $ 50 of infantile paralysis fund. 500 00 school boy patrol 100.u0 Mary Mccabe memorial fund. 200.00 Hannah l. Hamlin memorial fund. 250 of salvation army. 25000 Smethport band. 250 00 girl reserves. 300 00 Gank boy scouts of America ____650.00 Smethport fire dept .500.00 j Smethport school band. Crippled children a society of Mckean county. American cancer society. Smethport War memorial. Central Pennsylvania National Bank Philadelphia urge the Bankers to make their employees feel that j they Are an integral part of the Bank. The speaker was introduced by i George Schultz vice president of j the Philadelphia Bank and former official of the Bradford National the membership voted to Purchase a moving picture a paid to 500 00 order of a which will be donated to the Mckean county film Library As an educational medium on 600 w j Banks and banking. 1000.001 a by county association president. 900 00 girl scouts. 250.00 William Branch. Producers Bank contingent fund. 700.00 and Trust company Bradford appointed a nominating committee amount to be raised. $7000.00 orders to bring in a slate of the above budget contains the officers for endorsement at the names of the various organizations next meeting scheduled for nov. Which will profit by the donations 16 in Kane. Which you the citizens of Smethport will be privileged to give to the j Community Chest during the week of october 17 to october 22 inclusive. J As stated above you Are asked Only once each year to make a donation. This year your donation will be prorated to make up a total of 15 gifts in one. When you give once you give to All. During tile week of october 17 to 22, local citizens acting As Volun noted historian visits Smethport or. William Webster seeks Indian Trail data or. William Wooster formerly Teer workers will Call personally at j professor of history in Lebanon Val your Homes for your donation these i Ley College now associated with the workers donate their time As Well As their Money to this cause. You Are state historical commission was a visitor in Mckean county last the names of captains and workers will be announced at a later Date. Column for High school kids discontinued asked Only to donate your Money. Thursday. While Here he conferred please make your gift a generous with c. C Choate and c. W Lilli one. I Bridge and while in Kane with j. J e. Henretta. He was interested in i possible old Indian trails that crossed Mckean county. Or. Webster is especially interested in the old Kittanning Trail which extended from Central new York state by Way of Olean. Lafayette and Kane to the Indian Village of Kittanning on the Alleghany River. While in Smethport or. Webster examined old records and maps in Possession of the Mckean county historical society. He took with him to Harrisburg for the purpose of photo stating these maps which he thinks Are of real historical value Holland land map of Clermont. Smethport Arpa dated 813, map of Mckean county showing townships As of 1817, and a travellers map of Pennsylvania showing highways of tile state in 1825. The originals with photostatic copies will be returned to the historical society. Anne Denning and Billie Brocket. Who have been contributing the a chirp of the Birds Quot column in the Democrat each week have joined the press club at the High school Lyric will confine their writings to releases from that organization we feel sure that Many will miss the writeup of school activities and their harmless a scandal Quot writing of the social activities of their schoolmates and we will not now be Able to know who is who a Beau or steady girl or who accompanied whom to the dance or to the movies on Friday and saturday evenings. Prizes donated by the merchants. Were awarded As follows Flowers annuals�?1st Rose Herzog. 2nd Barbara Robey 3rd Margaret Wright 4th c. W Lillibridge. Mixed bouquets a 1st Alma Field 2nd mrs. R b. Robey. Leaves. Bouquet a mrs. Erma Smith. House plants a Jerry Kleisath. Gladioli a 1st, mrs. Charles g. Hubbard. Per rentals a 1st. Mrs. Charles g. Hubbard. 2nd mrs. We Herzog Antiques mrs. Leonard. Mrs. Ray Raught Marion Mckean. Or. R s. Minerd Rev. Wilcox Georgia Lee Moore. Mrs. Herman Feldt. Fancy work awards Carolyn Penn Georgia Lee Moore Onalie Moore mrs. June Mcwilliams. Mrs. Elmer Dodge us. Ola Hector. Mrs Sara Armstrong mrs Edith Brown mrs. Arthur Shelley. Mrs. Greenawalt. Mrs. Lillian Backus mrs Emma e. Love a is. Lydia Coleman. Mrs. Axel Anderson. Fancy work special mention mrs. R. M Dunn. Mrs. W s. A Aimer mrs. Thomas of Brien. Mrs. F. Gustafson Ellen Donly mrs. Dias. A. Keenan mrs. Elaine Palmer. Best f Ruit display 1st Oscar Anderson apples orms by 1st Jim comes pears. Vegetables largest display of vegetables 1st James comes 2nd c. W. Lillibridge largest pumpkin Oscar Anderson Ona shy. Acorn Squash Vernon Swanson. Largest Squash Ray Raught. Muskmelon a a. H. Partchey. Cabbage Snyder. Rutabagas Paul and Jerry Kleisath. Tomatoes Geo Sutton. Carrots we. R Lewis. Field corny Ronny Johnson. Of rigs Alfred Kleisath. Red potatoes Best Walter mar Tivi. Biggest m w Brungard. White potatoes Best diaries Keenan. Biggest Fred Anderson largest citron�?1st. County Home. 2nd Roland Ladlee. 10-month-old Sharro baby polio victim b. It Hick Ford struck by bar and seriously injured Farmers Valley Man patient in Buffalo Hospital Benjamin b. Bickford. 51, Smethport 3. Suffered a fractured left leg. A fracture of the upper jaw and multiple fractures of the lower jaw and loss of blood when he w As struck by a 1948 Coupe driven by w e Finley. Smethport it. 3, about 6 of clock Friday evening on township Road 385 one Halm mile East of Farmers Valley. Or. Bickford and his Niece. Joan Bickford age la. Were walking West on the right Side of the Road when the Accident occurred the girl told state police that she and her Uncle were walking to the barn when she saw the car coming and she jumped out of the Way. She said me car was on the wrong Side of the Road. Or. Finley told state police that or. Bickford stepped in front of his automobile. He said that he was near the Center of the Road As he had just driven around a curve or. Bickford was unconscious when admitted to port Allegany Community Hospital. On sunday the injured Man was taken to Mil lard i 11 More Hospital in Buffalo where a rays Are being taken this week mrs. E. W. Jones funeral services Well known woman buried Here thursday move this week or. And mrs. Bryce Pierce and children moved tuesday from an apartment in the Workley House on King St. To nil apartment in the Norman House on the Corner of Marvin and water its. Or. And mrs. William Thomas will move into the apartment vacated by the Pierce family. East Smethport . Will meet monday night the East Smethport Parent teacher association will hold its first meeting on monday october 3, at 8 15 of clock. Benton Nulph will show motion pictures. The executive committee will serve lunch ims. Society will hold annual meeting let. 4 the annual meeting of tile Mckean county tuberculosis and health society will be held at the Valley Hunt club on october 4th. Business meeting will Start promptly at 5 p. In. And dinner will be served at 6 p. In. At the meeting activity financial and Seal Sale reports will be read a Seal Sale chairman for the annual Seal Sale will be appointed and officers elected for the ensuing year. Steven Sharro 10-month-old son of or. And mrs. George Sharro of Bank St., is the 6th victim of polio in Smethport. He was taken to children a Hospital Buffalo n. Y., wednesday for treatment. Although ill for about three weeks physicians think that tile attack of infantile paralysis started to Days ago paralysing tile child a right Arm. Tile establishment of bulwarks against the deterioration of democracy and financial upheaval in tile United states described As enemies of peace keynote addresses before the Mckean county teachers and Mckean county school directors association of fourth class districts Here last Friday the occasions were the annual convention of the directors in the Mckean county court House and the annual Institute of the teachers in the Smethport High school auditorium. Harrison Wood noted radio commentator. Newspaperman and author who spoke before both groups declared that we Quot cannot have peace because the soviet Union does not want he said that Stalin still has a Chance to win without a Quot shooting War Quot because his plan is to break this country financially. Pointing out that America is spending 57 per cent of its income1 Quot to keep us out of a shooting War a he warned that America must keep solvent and prosperous a tile whole world owes its existence to the fact that America has managed to stay prosperous thus far Quot he said. Or Wood declared that our no i problem is peace and that a we must economize in Oiler departments until we have achieved that he said the a thing that is keeping us out of a a shooting War Quot today with Russia is the arms Ald to Europe approved by the Senate sept. 22.�?� tie directors wound up their business session Friday night by electing Earl Mclaughlin of Eldred Borough to membership in the a Kean county school directors association to fill a vacancy. He will take office next july. James Mcintyre of Keating township was elected a Delegate to the convention of the Pennsylvania state school directors association to be held in Harrisburg while Robert Farr or. Of Rexford will attend the convention As a member of the state legislative Council. The teachers Institute opened in the morning Writh tile invocation by the Rev. E j. Burton minister of Smethport methodist Church in his welcoming address. R p. Barnhart superintendent of Mckean county Public schools said there were Only 17 new teachers in the county. High Point of the morning session was a talk by Cameron Ralston faculty member of Washington and Jefferson College who told the teachers that Quot he was not concerned i with invasion from without but with deterioration of democracy from he pleaded for individuals to think for themselves he listed the five plagues of democracy As Challenge to authority unprecedented hatred of Man to Man aversion to work constant Pursuit of pleasure and the substitution of the material for the spiritual in Man. He said the a ancient landmarks continued on Page four Kotlier sees Small son killed by truck in Michael Neely aged 20 months killed wednesday afternoon in full View of his Mother a 20-month-old Bov Michael a vely son of or. And mrs Jack Neely of tuna was fatally injured at 2 45 of clock wednesday afternoon of last week opposite his Home. State police from the Kane Barracks reported he was struck by a commercially owned garbage truck the child was rushed to Bradford Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3 to p m. Pie George Clark of the state i police unit said that the child smother. Mrs. Norma Neely had witnessed the Accident from her Home police reported irs. Neely had called to the child but a few minutes before the mishap tile child was reported to have been leaning on the front part of the truck Yulch was parked while garbage was being collected in the area it is said by police that the child apparently lost his balance As the truck started to move. The a held fell to the pavement and the front wheel of the vehicle was said to have passed Over the child. The truck stopped within to feet of the Accident scene police said police listed the Driver As Richard Gifford. Bradford an employee of James s. Shugars. Bradford Independent garbage collector also present at the time was Claude Taylor also of Bradford Mckean county Coroner Elmer Beatty who investigated the Accident along with the state police said that de Atli was caused by a crushed Skull a verdict of accidental death was issued. Survivors include besides his parents a brother Rodney Neely at Home grandparents. Or and mrs Clayton mealy. Cyclone and or and mrs s m Neely Aiken and several uncles and aunts. Funeral services were held at the child slate Home at i 30 o clock saturday afternoon. The Rev. N j my Garvey. Pastor of the Cyclone Community Church officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery Smethport. I rat residents to plan projects for Penna. Week local chairmen attend meeting held in Bradford thursday a we should work together on a Community and county wide level to promote our own Section and our state during Pennsylvania week Quot b m Kirsch Northwestern regional chairman of the week Long Observance told a meeting of tile Mckean county Pennsylvania week committee in the Emery hotel in Bradford thursday night the state to its own or Kirsch declared Quot then after that Job has been done More and More pennsylvanians will help in doing the work beyond our boundaries Quot he added or Kirsch who was introduced by Lee Minter m Koan county cafeteria workers serve dinner to Carid team funeral services were held thursday morning at St. Elizabeth a Catholic Church for mrs. E. W Jones. Father u s. Barrett pastor celebrated the requiem mass and was assisted by father Carlton Ritchie of Bradford burial was in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. Pallbearers were two grandsons. John and William Novick of Revloc spa. Two nephews Francis and Ben Schlopp Bradford and Herman Black of Bradford and Damon Whelan of Smethport. Those from out of town who attended were or. And mrs. William Novick and family of Revloc mrs. Earl Teerkes wittier Calif. Or. And mrs. John Tatu and family of Buffalo or. And mrs. Jack Reading Watkins Glen or. And mrs. At the regular monthly meeting William Jones and John Jones. Inf \ of tile mental health association for Fred i. Heinlein appointed chairman of 1950 Campaign at a recent meeting of the Board of directors it was decided to hold the twelfth annual Campaign drive of tile Smethport Community Chest in during the week beginning oct. I 17 through oct. 22. Fred d Helen let it member of i the Smethport Borough Council Baa been appointed drive chairman. Or. Heinlein has served in the Capa acuity of worker Captain and Gen a Era i Handyman in past years and last year was Active in aiding the late i j Albert Cleveland As assistant drive chairman. Mark Burgess special Mckean j county educator who has served a publicity director of the Community i Chest for several years has been Quot our first responsibility is to sell j re appointed to that Post. Tile budget for this year Calls for the raising of $7,000.00 which is to be divided Between fifteen civic and welfare organizations. The amounts to be allowed to each of the fifteen organizations totals $6,300.00, and the contingent fund will amount to $700 of a detailed account of this general chairman polled out tile years budget appears in another essence of remarks made to him column of the Democrat. Wednesday by gov James Uff i the budget Ca is for ,oo0.00 less gov. Dull indicated Ilia into than the one set for last year. When world War i. Other states have you a called upon to make your been actively campaigning to a contribution during the Campaign quite some of the industries situated Vou can be of great help having your mind made up As to the amount mental health group meeting dinner meeting planned in november the school cafeteria workers served a 5 30 of clock dinner to members of the football team of the George Junior Republic of Grove City after he game bet Wren Smethport and the George Junior Republic players saturday. Circle served dinner Circle 2 of the woman a society of Christian service served dinner at the methodist Church to the Mckean county school directors who attended the county meeting held Here last Friday. Falo or. And mrs. William Mccloskey Centralia 111. Miss Dorothy covely mrs Ben Schlopp mrs. Francis Schlopp or. And mrs. Herman Black and mrs. Carmen Razz to. Bradford mrs. Fern Bergstrom. Kane or. And mrs Emmett Mcalice and Joseph Mcalee Johnsonburg Irene Burke and Katherine Nolan. Scranton son born at Savannah m sgt. And mrs. Marvin j. Of men of Richmond Hill ga., announce the birth of a son August Eugene on Friday. September 16. In a Savannah cia., Hospital. Sgt. Ommen is stationed with the u. S. Air Force at Chatham Field a. Mrs. Ommen is the former Lola Hibbard daughter of or. And mrs. Arthur Hibbard of , 3, Smethport. Mckean county held in Custer City recently plans were Marie for the year. Reports from the various committees were read and discussed. A proposal was advanced to bring to tile people of the county through different Media an awareness of the aspects of mental health including preventative and therapeutic measures. It was proposed by mrs. C. J. Alerted president of the group that a dinner meeting be held in november at which time a leading psychiatrist would be guest speaker. Stanley Klepfer. Teacher of Orth Genic classes in Bradford was newly appointed As vice president of the association. The next business meet ing will be held in Bradford on oct. 17. Representatives from most of the units in the county were in attendance. In Pennsylvania. In the face of that Competition the governor remarked that Pennsylvania has gained rather than lost plants. or Kirsch pointed out Quot we should be on the Alert to keep the trend in tills favourable he recommended that residents of tile county plan projects during Pennsylvania week Dei. 17-24. To promote the Well being of local Commerce and Industry. He further suggested formation of a speakers Bureau to take the message of a prosperous and growing Pennsyl-1 Vania to school students. Frank Seceniquia assistant re-1 Vional chairman explained the functions of the various county chairmen and the chairmen for the various groups and business firms Quot the Success of Pennsylvania week depends upon committee functions at Community Levels a he observed. Mrs. Virginia Loveland Miles county chairman for women s clubs advised a county wide educational Campaign particularly in High schools to make students conscious first meeting of travellers it a a a 0 in dec that women s clubs in Ute county would participate in the week s activities. Chairman Minter called upon All committee members to begin plans immediately for the Observance. At the meeting from Smethport were o Albert Johnson Bank Cnair Man and Joseph Megivern Community chairman. You feel you should give and having that contribution ready for the Volunteer worker calling at your Home. We have had eleven successful campaigns to Date and there is no reason to believe the 1950 Campaign will not make it an even dozen. Remember you give once for the Benefit of fifteen worthy organizations. Give Eno us h. St. Luke a Parish i donors Rev. Cobb club next saturday tile first meeting of the Smethport travellers club for the year will be held at the club House on saturday october i at 3 of clock. The assigned program is Roll echoes address by the president mrs. Worth Smith. Winter in Florida Quot mrs Paul Schoon Piaker. Music. Choral club Tea. Mrs. Elbertha Burdie mrs. Lauran Van Dusen mrs. E. J Mensch. Local members at Bradford meeting mesdames e g. Potter r a dig Al r Kessler jr., h. G. German w. H. Palmer Rose Herzog Gertrude Hockenberry r b Cody Victor Malby Lillian Backus Edna Grabe and the misses Ruth Walker Jennie Biever and Carrie and. Abel Day were in Bradford monday evening to attend the september meeting of Sally Wister chapter daughters of the american revolution. Attorney Jack Mcdowell was the guest speaker and he gave an excellent and informing talk on world government. Emergency drive for Folio fund totals $1165.53. A final report of flank b. Fay. Local chairman for the infantile paralysis foundation reported that tile final amount of the emergency drive for funds in Smethport totals $1,165 53. More will be added to this amount after the Eastern Star Public card party Friday evening. Kane men spot lion North of Kane two Kane men Are planning a lion Hunt in Mckean county. Deputy game Warden Leo Millford and Kane policeman Clarence w Micheau were returning from a Check on illegal Deer Hunters at i 30 of clock thursday morning when they spotted a Mountain lion. They were on route 68 about eight Miles North of Kauz when tile cat leaped into sight they fired at the cat but tile animal was too far away for Small arms. Now they Are going to go lion Hunting. Jar stolen Friday from Iii front of court House an automobile owned by John Melchoir of Smethport assistant Mckean county agricultural agent. Was stolen from a parking place near Hie court House Friday afternoon and reported involved in a sides wiping hit and run Accident near Olean a few hours later. An Olean n. Man turned in the License number of the car which sideswiped his car and a Check revealed the machine was stolen. The Olean Man. Ross Spaulding said a youth about 17 years of age was operating tile car. Farewell dinner Given wednesday evening parishioners of St. Luke a episcopal Church honoured their Rector the Rev Rodney f. Cobb at a Farewell dinner wednesday evening of last week. The Rev. Or. Cobb Rector of St. Luke a Church for seven years has accepted the Rector ship of the Church of the incarnation Lynn mass he left tuesday for Lynn. The Rev. Or. Cobb preached his Farewell Sermon sunday morning at la o clock. Miss Dora Keenan presented Tho Rev. Or Cobb with a $300 purse gift of the parishioners. He also received a purse of $25 from mrs. Albertha Burdie on behalf of the Priscilla Guild. Mrs. Carrie Penn was in charge of the dinner committee. E. G. Potter acted As toastmaster. Visiting clergy who paid their respects to the Rev. Or. Cobb included the Rev. E. E. Phillipson Rector of the Emanual Church Emporium the Rev. C. O. Thunberg pastor of the Ansgarius lutheran Church the Rev. John c. Moore Rector of Christ Church Coudersport Tho Rev. Henry s. Sizer sr., Church of the ascension. Bradford and the Rev. E j. Burton minister of the Smethport methodist Church. Police Clamp Down on punch hoards acting on orders from District attorney Claude Shattuck county state and local police authorities covered the county Over the weekend to confiscate sixty punch boards As Well As merchandise and other items displayed in connection with them. No arrests were made out warnings issued in All cases it was reported. Son born to Geo. Norton or. And mrs. George Orton of san Antonio. Texas Are the parents of a baby girl bom wednesday afternoon september 21. Mrs. Norton is the former miss Lucille Beatty of Smethport. Mrs. R Kesslerjr. Of Smethport is the child a paternal great grandmother

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