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Feb. 15, 1908

Oakdale PA Times

Mr. Bert M. MCCARTNEY, who served three years in council with unusual fidelity, is again a candidate for a seat in the legislative body of our town. His career in council was marked by a spirit of progressiveness, and his associates honored him with the presidency, which he ably and impartially filled for two years.

Bert MCCARTNEY is always has been a busy man, but when in office has ever given his time and best effort to the borough, often at great personal sacrifice. He values most highly the call to pubic duty, and esteems it an honor to serve the town of McDonald. He does not hesitate to say that he aspires to office; but comes out frankly and says it is his loftiest ambition to be found worthy of it.

Mr. MCCARTNEY was born on a farm in Moon township, Allegheny County, and after receiving some education in the common school there, in the year 1890 came to McDonald and attended the Ingleside Academy for a short time, afterwards clerking for J. C. MAY. In 1892 in company with his father he purchased the business from Mr. MAY and conducted it successfully until they sold to Frank WOODS in 1900. Mr. MCCARTNEY then engaged in various business enterprises until May 1903, when he purchased his present business from Samuel SMITH. The progress of this establishment is a striking illustration of the success that may come by continued, persistent effort, intelligently applied. From a small retail tobacco store it has grown to one of the largest wholesale and retail establishments in this section of the state.

An idea of Mr. MCCARTNEY’s activities may be gained by reciting that he is a member of the present Board of Health the most wide awake and active the town has had in years. He is treasurer of the Ferguson Hose Company, secretary of the Royal Arcanum, presiding officer of McDonald Lodge No. 665, I. O. O. F., and a member of a number of other fraternities. He has always been prominent in the advancement he realizes the fact that there is always room at the top.






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