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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 30, 1954, Smethport, Pennsylvania By the Way word trails taken from off the beaten paths by Fordora ctr Hopper the shrinking Violet. Why poets and other literary Folk have deemed it necessary to pair off adjectives such As shy delicate clinging Etc. In reference to the Ever popular Violet seems an All time mystery. A particular form of this supposedly quiet delicate Plant has swept the nation by storm in the past few years to become probably the most popular household Plant in America. By that of course is meant none other than the african Violet. This Violet seems Hardy enough when seen growing by the hundreds especially when seen at full growth. It responds to both Amateur and professional Green thumbs apparently alike. This past week the curb Hopper travels took her into the Home of mrs. Anthony Carpin who is Well known for her extensive work with these Beautiful plants. Not a single sickly looking specs Man can be found among the sixty Odd thriving plants mrs. Carpin has perched on tiered tables in her Kitchen. Living in passive Harmony Side by Side Are fifty different verities and colors. It appears that All possible variations of the clan can be found Here upon careful search doubles singles in Gettes even the latest variety called strange As it May seem the descriptively named Violet is no Long. Or Violet at All. It Isnit even Blue but Pink yellow Brown White red and even Maroon. Some have acquired personal names such As frosty Petite Sailor boy Zaidy Geneva s daughter a remarkable Blue one with White Edge a these and others too numerous to mention can be found in the Carpin collection. Ruth claims it All started 12 years ago when she was first Given Quot Blue girl a her oldest Plant since then she has acquired the Many other varieties and raised countless others from them Many of which have found their Way into the Homes of friends and relatives. At one time this growing Hobby occupied the space needed by Over a Hundred pots and planters. She credits mrs Sarah Bergamon of Ellicottville n. Y., a member of the american african Violet society with introducing her to this absorbing and certainly growing interest. Quot Pink cheer a Ruth a favorite among the violets was a gift of mrs. Bergamot when asked if she w Ould care to put this Hobby on a paying basis she replied Quot not right away but toward Spring if i can find room id like to Start working with seeds a Little incidentally folks the use of a sterilized mixture of Leaf Mold and Sand for soil plus lots of Sun is the secret of the Carpin Success for the hardiness and general Well being of those robust african violets added of course to the undefinable Quantity known As the Quot Green a in and grand Globin is the general stir of interest among local Plant lovers caused by certain Glovinia exhibit at the recent Mckean county fair it was my pleasure to find out the fact behind this remarkable exhibit. The exhibit referred to was arranged by or. G. Elmer Olson of considerable Glovinia Fame in this locale. This gracious lady has brought More people to appreciate and learn of the enjoyment and satisfaction to be found in Raisin this Lovely House Plant possibly than any other a Ingle person in this Region. Her four year old Hobby has brought her hours on end of recreation plus a modest income which puts it on a self paying basis. The continued on Page 2 in. W. Hill named refinery manager n. W Hill of Farmers Valley has been named manager of the Mckean Plant of the Quaker state Oil refining corp. At Farmers Valley replacing or. H Rockman who retired september i. The appointment was announced tuesday by g. B Hunter executive Vic president of the corporation. Or. Hill joined Quaker state in 1943 after being employed by the Texas co. In Lawrenceville 111., and port Arthur Tex. Or. Rockman served with the firm for 28 years. Mckean county Democrat j0 Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Mckean county s picture newspaper Eit Ablahed 1858 volume no. 95 established ism Smethport pa., thu., september 30, 1954 terms�?$3.50 per Vear sin Erie copies�?7c no. 39 three polio patients transferred to Erie three Smethport polio patients have been transferred from Bradford Hospital to zem zem shrine Hospital in Erie for further treatment. They Are Terry Tessena eight year old son of or. And mrs. Myron Tessena the Only Salk inoculated child in Pennsylvania to be stricken by the disease Wayne Blauvelt six year old son of or. And mrs. Wayne e. Blauvelt r d. 4, and Richard Helms seven year old son of or. And mrs. Kelison a. Helms. The Tessena and Blauvelt boy were admitted to the Bradford of Hospital on sept. 8 the Helms boy was admitted to the Bradford Hospital on sept. 14. A Smethport Community Chest budget 1954 1955 National travellers Aid Assn. $ 25.00 $ 25.00 Penna. Citizens association. 400.00 400.00 school boy patrol., 150.00 175.00 Mary Mccabe memorial fund. 200.00 100.00 Western Penna. Heart association 200.00 200.00 Smethport band. 250.00 250.00 girls scouts of America. 550.00 550.00 Hannah l. Hamlin memorial fund 400.00 400.00 girl reserves. 400.00 400.00 Smethport fire dept. 500.00 500.00 band. 500.00 500.00 american cancer society. 600.00 600.00 boy scouts of America. 850.00 850.00 Mckean co. Crippled children a society. 1200.00 1200.00 Smethport memorial recreation Center inc. 1000.00 2000.00 contingent fund. 575.00 200.00 a total .i., $7,750.00 $8,300.00 football player gets first shot of Gamma globulin Here commissioner r. E. Youngquist accepts position of chairman in Community a Hest Campaign county commissioner r. E. Youngquist has accepted the assignment of acting As chairman of the annual drive of the Smethport Community Chest inc., which will be held during the week starting monday oct. 18. According to an announcement by Orlo j. Hamlin president of the Chest or the Chest appropriation will be a animation the goal has been set at used to help operate and maintain $8,300. Approximately $500 More the Pool. Than last years budget. Directors of the Community the budget Advance is Dye to an Chest believe that the contributors increase of the allotment for the to voted overwhelming in favor Smethport memorial recreation a the memorial Pool will approve Center inc., from $1,000 to $2,000. The continued support of the project which will make it unnecessary to president c. L. Burt of mro conduct a in nut i drive a or told the Chest directors at a meet Mac ing last thursday night that up Jig nearly completed at Hopes the non profit corporation stadium but continued settling will be Able to raise enough Money of heavy Din Falls made w impose. To for construction of the swim Sirje a Concrete in time for i Ming Pool at Mccoy stadium. An opening this year the Pool which will be used for it is pointed out that the port the first time Early next summer Allegany Chest has a budget item is a living memorial to War vet 0f $3 too annually for ports com Erans from the Smethport area. Unity Park and swimming Pool. For More than ten years the after Smethport Pool is placed Community Chest accumulated a in operation and Complete details War memorial fund which finally of annual expenses Are available totalled about $11,000. This Money it is hoped that a plan May be w As made available to Mac after worked out whereby persons Mak a vote of Community Chest con ing a certain minimum contribution to tutors resulted in approval of to the Community Chest will be the memorial swimming Pool by eligible to receive an annual family the overwhelming margin of 406 to ticket for the Pool at no additional 7. A i expense. Mcghee reassures Smethport on polio the Smethport Parent teacher association at its first meeting of the 1954-55 school term tuesday night voted to launch an immediate drive for funds for the National foundation for infantile paralysis in appreciation for the mass inoculation of area residents with Gamma globulin last week. The Campaign will be conducted by the membership committee of which mrs. Clarence Larson is chairman. The association also named a committee to draft a Resolution of appreciation for the help of the National foundation area doctors muses and Volunteer workers who assisted in the inoculation of 1,661 persons. At the meeting one of the Best attended in the groups history or. H. J. Mcghee of Kane Mckean county medical director discussed the recent outbreak of polio Here which has resulted in six cases. See end near he outlined the duties of his department and tile slate department of health in combating contagious diseases and said the polio epidemic in the Smethport area should end within about five to seven Days after the Gamma globulin shots were Given last said the one Case since the inoculation was in his opinion a mild form because of the Gamma globulin injection. He urged the to persons in his audience not to become panic stricken and said the department of health does not recommend closing of area schools. Jack Pennington in charge of Driver training at Smethport High school explained his method of instruction and Loma chamber instructor in vocational agriculture a new course at the school this v Mif a i in. In a # j a aaa the association approved a recommendation of the safety committee for the erection of additional Stop signs at intersections near the school and voted to sponsor the annual halloween Parade and window decorating program. Skit is staged a. J. Harrington introduced All faculty members and a skit Quot tribute to teachers Quot was presented by Hugh Fry. Mrs. Fern Landon the Rev. Bradford g. Webster mrs. Rose Gosney c. O. Cleveland. Mrs. Eleanor Abplanalp mrs. Donna Barton and mrs. Lucille Parte hey. I Donald Peterson Sang a Solo accompanied by mrs. Curtis 8tone, and the audience Banner went to grades 2 and 8 mrs. Ronabelle mix president was in charge. Refreshments were served by a committee including mrs. Arthur Becker rom mrs. Robert Moran mrs. Thomas Bochter. Mrs. John Konstanty mrs. Paul Hergenrother mrs. P. J. Megivern mrs. David Rumsey and mrs. John Hubbard. Officers of the Are president mrs. Lauren mix. Vice president Hugh Fry. Secretary mrs. Harold Wright. Treasurer miss Marian Hackett. Mrs. Mix has announced the following committees program a mrs. Keith Louden. Chairman mrs. Conrad Michie Aon mrs. C. F Felt mrs. Harry Abplanalp. Mrs. Hugh Fry mrs. Howard we night mrs. Albert Johnson mrs Andy Hileman mrs. Emil Johnson or and mrs. Carl Johnson. Or. F j e. Guenter. Charles Partchey. Finance Clarence Larson chairman mrs. Catherine Anderson William Burdick Harry Abplanalp Merle Hauck Kenneth Daugherty membership mrs. Clarence Larson chairman mrs. Harry Abplanalp mrs. Carl Berg mrs. George Anderson. Mrs. J. P. Willson mrs. Robert Palmer mrs. Charles Partchey mrs John Heilander. Mrs. Leonard Wright mrs. Melvin Gus unison mrs. Don Overlund mrs. I Irving Brown. Mrs Maurice Morgan mrs. Harry Larson mrs. Wal it continued on Fate to photo by Barton Greci Barton of Smethport gets his go shot from or. F. E. Guenter assisted by mrs. William has any r n. The boys earlier look of Confidence faded rapidly and changed to this when the Needle went in. Later ruefully rubbing his posterior grog said a Mommy my polio hurts a most of the children bravely faced the ordeal of the Needle. One rugged individual of a lad was heard to remark As he marched out a boy that Felt Good a who was he kidding Gimp Mike is it Happy about Gamma globulin shot 1,661 persons receive x shots at 4 deniers in Smethport area in tight against polio outbreak a total of 1,661 children and expectant mothers were Given inoculations of Gamma globulin in four centers in the Smethport area wednesday and thursday of last week in an Effort to combat an outbreak of polio. One of the children who received the of shots Timothy Chase aged 7, was stricken with Bulbar Type polio sunday. Dren were excluded. Or. W. D. Schrack jr., director the boy is a student in the 2nd of the state health department s Grade of the j Bureau of communicable diseases there has been one fatality and and or. James d. Purvis chief i two other victims of the disease Rector of epidemiology for the Dein this Grade apartment. Assisted with the Inonu Gamma globulin takes full effect a Tiomi p f Hungerford of Lewis in bout five Day and la to for j in Quot a Quot 7 of tonal foundation for infantile several months. Tile of fortifies the body s natural disease fighting antibodies. It is believed to be of j be calve not Only against polio virus but is used to combat measles and jaundice. On wednesday 637 were in. Paralysis and Ward Wilcox Smethport health officer were observers at the centers. More than 20 physicians from All Over the county aided by Corea of nurses and volunteers did the inoculating. About $25,000 Worth of first person to receive a Gamma globulin inoculation was Paul Barndt a member of the Smethport High school football team. Or. F. E. Guenter administers the shot while or. R. E. Hockenberry looks on. The nurses Are mrs. Robert Schaffstall and mrs. William Halpenny most of the bib leu bravely faced the ordeal id Needle inoculated at Smethport High school of and inoculation equipment 354 at the East . Werp chipped Here by plane from 342 at the Cyclone school and 322 nor Rio Bur r at the Farmers Valley school. The Pollo foundation furnished the Smethport High school Cen the serum which has proven of ter was open thursday morning fictive in preventing the crippling and six More persons received of effects of the disease shots on that Day. Transportation was provided by the mass inoculation followed an the rotary and Lions clubs of outbreak of five easts of polio i Smethport and by the Keating twp. One of them fatal in the nine Day Parent teacher associations. Period which ended on Friday Only a few parents refused to sept. 17. Sign the permits authorising their in addition to these cases children to receive the of shots. Daniel Backus. 14. Of Smethport or. Cohee. The county medical was hospitalised at Kingston. Ont., director said that the of pro a few hours after leaving Home Gram had received Praise from the on a vacation trip in Canada. National foundation for infantile or. H j. Cohee of Kane my paralysis and the Pennsylvania Kean county medical director. Department of health requested the Gamma globulin after he cited the county wide co opera conferring with c. F Felt of Beth ton in the program and lauded port assistant superintendent of the Complete and wholehearted my Kean county schools. Support received in every phase of expectant mothers and children the Effort. 15 years old and under were Ell or. Cohee highly praised the Gible for inoculations if they lived work of ass Latant county 8upt. Of in Smethport Borough Keating schools Feit w to was in charge and Norwich townships or Ham-1 of making arrangements for the in township from Marvindale mass inoculation and the work of eastward. But Salk vac elated Chil a mrs. Rose Ryan state nurse. Boy gets polio after he receives go shot tile sixth Smethport area child to be admitted to Bradford Hospital with polio in the last 22 Days one who received a a a shot of Gamma globulin four Days earlier was reported in fair condition late last night. The latest victim of the a a .1 disease is Timothy Chase seven year old son of or. And mrs. Kenneth Chase. 611 w. Waler St., Smethport. He was admitted at 0 . Sunday suffering from Bulbar Type polio. The boy is the Lith polio patient to be Adint Ltd to the Hospital this year. Of these the last six have been from Smethport or surrounding area. Timothy was one of 1.661 children and expectant mothers who received Gamma globulin inoculations in the Smethport area last week. This was the first time polio has crossed main St. In Smethport this year although the Chase family resides Only a few blocks from the Northwest area of town w Here All of the other Borough victims of the disease live. Three of the six have been transferred to zem zem shrine Hospital in Erie for further treatment. One eight year old Jacqueline Suzanne Helms died in the Hospital. Richard Helms seven year old brother of Suzie also a victim of polio was taken to Erie tuesday. Leon Dawley 15, of Wrights Corners Smethport r d. 3> a Junior in Bradford High school still is a polio patient in the Hospital. The two Helms children and the Chase boy were a1 students in the 2nd Grade of the . Statistics show that this age group is particularly susceptible to polio. This is the reason Why the 8alk vaccine was Given to 2nd graders Here last Spring on an experimental basis. Photo is bar urn Michael Burdick aged 14 months shows disapproval of Gamma globulin in general and inoculations in particular As he received his shot last week at the East Smethport Center. Helping keep things under control Are mrs. Otto Larson Kane nurse c. R. A Joulani i Mac thu cd Uius Oci Iuria n. J. Mcva Ririe us Kane county medical director and mikes Mother mrs. Rex Burdick of Smethport r d. Or. Feit was in charge of making arrangements for the operation of four go inoculation centers in the Smethport area. Of Ilia is probe polio outbreak in Smethport report of investigations into the polio outbreak in the Smethport area which has taken one life and hospitalized six other victims will be made to two state agencies upon their completion. Thev Are being conducted by or. A j. Mcghee of Kane county medical director who will advise the Pennsylvania department of health a to his findings and Ward Wilcox Smethport Borough health officer or. Wilcox will report to the state Bureau of sanitation. Or. Wilcox said All factors which might have contributed to the outbreak and brought the mass administration of Gamma globulin to Over 1.600 persons Are being surveyed. During their visit in connection with the two Day go shot project two state physicians conducted a similar Survey of the Smethport area. They Are or. W d. 8chrack jr., director of the state health department s Bureau of communicable diseases and or. James d. Purvis chief director of epidemiology. Among their activities was an inspection of some 15 to 20 sewer outlets into either Marvin Creek or Hamlin Lake. During his talk before two Smethport service clubs last week or. F. E. Guenter listed improperly handled sewage As one of the know factors in the spread of polio virus. Only one of the polio victims lives less than two blocks from Hamlin Lake which is located in the heart of the county seat. Start Magazine Sale the senior class of Smethport High of Usu i by ii Birri due curium for two years is Selling Magazine subscriptions to help expenses of the senior trip and finance its year Book. Two judges hear a argument Lases judge Charles o. Hubbard of Mckean county aided by judge Robert Morris of Jefferson county presided at a session of divorce court yesterday in Smethport. There were 20 cases on the docket. Tuesday the two judges disposed of five argument eases wiping the argument slate clean. Pleas Ana sentences Are scheduled for court today. Judge Morris is sitting with judge Hubbard because of the heavy 1 schedule

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