The Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) Vanatta ex-cop Saturday, May 25, 1935 - Page 1

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Saturday, May 25, 1935 - Page 1 - Veteran Ex-Cop, Now 83, Has Memories of 9 Years...
Veteran Ex-Cop, Now 83, Has Memories of 9 Years On Police Force in 90's Nine years on the police force, with service under five mayors, is the experience of Peter Vanatta, 22 North Washington Street, who on May 17 celebrated his 83rd birthday and who appears as lively as when he was an officer of the law. Mr. Vanatta first went on the police force in 1891, serving for 2 years and later. serving for seven years. When the Clark act came into effect, he left the force in the many changes of municipal government. government. The administrations in which he I •—-"<iri '-glided those of the late -George W. Mason, John C. Cupper, i.. ij.. otevenson and George Kreamer. The only living ex- mayor under whom he served is W. O. Bentley, now residing in Boston where he is an executive of the Kistler Leather Company. A framed photograph on the wall of the Vanatta home shows the city police force with Mayor Bentley. Other members of the force are the late Jack Cummings, "Joe" Powers and Tom Bowes. Other living'! members of the force are "Jimmy" Litz and C. G. Mack. Plenty of Fights As it happened, there was little spectacular crime during the nine years Mr. Vanatta served, though he added there were "plenty of fights" indicating end diversions of that the week some of the citizenry have not changed greatly. greatly. In the earlier years of his service, service, when the heroic days of the EX-OFFICER VANATTA . . he served as a policeman under five Mayors Eagle Township, being the son of the late Mr; and Mrs. Peter Vanatta. Vanatta. He removed to this city with his parents when he was eight years of age, and attended school in the old "town hall" occupying the site of the former lumbering industry were passing, electric light plant, East Church lumbermen who had come to town Street. to celebrate, and who had done so all too thoroughly, constituted a problem. Mr. Vanatta stated that on one occasion he had a pair of shoes torn to ribbons by the sharp "corks" in the soles of a lumberman's lumberman's boots, while he was endeavoring endeavoring to instill a few principles of sedate behavior. Fortunately his feet were not injured. Mr. Vanatta was born in Bald Worked on Canal When he was about 17 years of age, Mr. Vanatta went to work on the canal and also worked on the lumbering operations which played played so large a part in the development development of this section. Later he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Railroad, worked as a chief for crews of men under one of the earlier Continued on Last Page See EX-COP

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