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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 3, 1939, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat most widely Kaki weekly newspaper in Mckean county volume 64 Russell b. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday August 3, 1939 per year no. 31 lightning hits several times in Borough Friday terrific storm does much damage and floods local landscape june hurled his mightly Thunder bolts at Smethport last Friday night and although the lightning did t exactly hit in the same place it came mightly close to it. Target of the celestial bombard ment was a two Block wide Section in the Western part of the town. The lightning shattered a Tele phone pole near r. E. Burdick s residence on West main Street a tree on the Henry Hamlin property two blocks East and the Plant of the general crushed Stone co. On mar Vin Street two blocks South of the Burdick Home. Storms of cloudburst proportions which brought nearby streams to flood stage also flooded pits at the gravel Plant causing great damage. He tical storms were reported Over a wide area during the week end. Or. And mrs. Ira Lee sr., of Kane had a narrow escape when lightning hit the Chimney of their Home and hurled bricks a distance of thirty feet. A House in Bradford was also struck by lightning. A. Z. Hileman government weather observer Here reported that his official gauge registered 2.70 inches of rainfall Friday. This was a record breaker for the seven years or. Hileman has checked rainfall Here. Total rainfall for the period from Friday to monday was Over six people were worrying about the effects of a bad drought Only a few Days ago bowlers to picnic association officers arc elected for coming season the annual picnic of the Smith port Bowling association will be held at Galco Park next sunday. The Park will be open from a. To p. Lunch will be served promptly at one o clock. Attendance is limited to members of the association. Sheriff Merle e. Dickinson s Little German band will furnish music during the Day and a program of sports will be another feature. New officers and directors at a meeting of the stockholders of the Smethport Bowling association last week the following directors were elected b. O. Thomas Leboy of Augglto c. W. Reynolds Robert k. Palmer and Fred Anderson. The directors met and elected the following officers of Joughlin. Vice Reynolds. K. Palmer. Alley Peterson. The seventeenth annual season at the Smethport Bowling association alleys in the Bowling season will Start about sept. 15 and the league schedules will probably Start in october. Rob dental offices secure loot in Warren office of or. Paul l. Parsons several dentists in Warren and Bradford reported that their offices were burglarized during the past week. One of the victims was or. Paul l. Parsons of Warren native of Ormsby and former assistant in the office of or. A. R. Livermore in Smethport who lost a Quantity of Gold and a new electric razor. Or. Parsons office is in the War Ren National Bank building. The dental office of or. J. Shortt located in the same building was also looted saturday afternoon. Offices of three Bradford dentists were robbed sunday night presumably by the same thieves who worked in Warren. The dentists and reported Loo in Bradford were As follows or. p. Geer Worth of old Gold or Victor schemerhorn first floor Hooker Fulton building Fountain pen and flashlight or. P. J. When an second floor Odd Fellows build ing Worth of old Gold. Smethport wins Ball game rotary contest was feature of annual county picnic a team representing the Smith port rotary club won a baseball game from the Bradford rotarians by a score of 14-12 at the annual picnic of Mckean county rotary clubs held at the Valley Hunt club Lewis run yesterday afternoon. The contest was the feature of a program of sports. Over 300 attended the sixth an Nual Outing. Smethport Bradford port Allegany Eldred Kane and it. Jewett clubs were represented. A plaque presented to the winning team was accepted by judge Charles g. Hubbard of Smethport. The presentation was made by Lester Edwards of the Bradford rotary club. Judge Hubbard made a Fine speech in accepting the plaque. Rain in mid afternoon washed out several other features on the pro Gram but entertainment was provided for those in attendance in the clubhouse until after the Down pour stopped and it was possible to resume outdoor activities. Band concert Friday the Smethport band under the direction of j. J. Johnston will play its regular weekly concert tomorrow Friday evening at 8 o clock. It was announced yesterday that the citizens band of Bradford will play Here Friday night August 11, under the direction of de. Bitner. Fishing in Canada Grange Bank president e. Studholme of Smethport Gordon studholme of port Allegany at Torney a. W. Mitchell and or. Luke of Erie left tuesday for a two weeks camping and fishing trip in the Lake Region of Northern Ontario. All candidates in race no Mckean county candidates withdrew their names from the primary ballots prior to the dead line for regular party members Las saturday noon. Independent candidates have until August 23 to file nominating petitions. Mrs. Richards Dies in Hospital funeral held at son s Home Here sunday residents of Smethport and Victo to were saddened last thursday by news of the death of mrs. Cora Ann Richards 76, formerly one o this Section s Best known and mos esteemed residents. Mrs. Richards who had been to failing health for some time passed away at o clock thursday evening to the Mountain Cloi at Olean where she had been patient for several weeks. Formerly a resident of Marvin Dale Hamlin township mrs. Rich Ards had resided in Tulsa okla for the past nine years. She came to Smethport to june to attend the wedding of her granddaughter Nancy Richards and Robert Curran and planned to spend the Swimme Here. Daughter of Pioneer mrs. Richards was born in Haze Hurst on september a Daugh Ter of or. And mrs. Ira Warful Early settlers of Hamlata township it is a historical fact that he parents were sturdy pioneers to every sense of the word. Or. Warfle was born to Broom county new York and married i Mary e. Hicock of Steuben county that state to 1854. In 1856 he Loa de his family and worldly possess ions on a Sleigh drawn by oxen an drove to Marvin Creek where h purchased a Section of wild Ian he hewed out the farm where the subject of this sketch was born. Mrs. Richards was married George Richards sr., on May 3 1880, and the couple resided their Model farm near mar Toda for Many years. Or. Richards one the county s most progressive agriculturalists passed away 11 year ago. One of the writer s fondest Chile Hood recollections is of a Sleigh ride from Smethport to the Hosp table Richards farm Home. I s. Richards was a devout a live member of the Kasson Metho 1st Church for Many years and a been a member of the method Church in Tulsa during her resident there. She was formerly a Mem of the Rebekah Lodge in Hazel Hur the family has the sympathy of 11 in their loss of a devoted Mother. Surviving Are four daughters Bliss Mary e. Richards of Tulsa Olive Richards of Bartles Ille okla., miss Gertrude Rich Ards a missionary in Agra India and mrs. Kenneth e. Beall of Bart Seville and three sons or. Robert Wayne Richards of Shinglehouse George Richards of Smethport and Charles Richards of Tulsa. All of mrs. Richards daughters with exception of miss Gertrude Richards and her son or. Richards and George Richards were with then Mother during her last illness. Funeral Here the body was brought to the Home if George Richards in Smethport where funeral services were held sunday afternoon at o clock. The Rev. W. L. Hazen pastor of the Peoples methodist Church Olean officiated. A Quartetti composed of principal and mrs. Stanley Bright Walter Bright and mrs. Alberta Burdick Iang accompanied by miss Rena Belle Bloomster pianist. Pallbearers were Lester Deshetler Thomas Barber John Depp am Brose Robinson w. H. Field and t. Mcdevitt. Interment was made to the Kas son cemetery. Air season tickets Price is reduced erectors meet Here to arrange for event sept. 4-7 a great program at special season rices is promised the people of his county at pair time this year directors of the association were to Ormed by Hon. R. Hilton presi ent at a meeting in this Borough mesday night. The Premium catalogues of the 6th annual Mckean county found races which open in Smith Ort labor Day for four Days and rights will be distributed through it the county during the week. The books lists premiums totalling everal thousand dollars in the Sev ral departments and make it Worth while the time and Effort of All per on to enter exhibits. Thousands of the catalogues will e distributed. Much interest centers in the special night program at this year s fair featuring the ambassador revue a dazzling stage show Fea using a Large number of Broadway stage beauties and an All tar cast of principals. This Superb attraction is to be presented in front of the grandstand Ach night on a specially erected Tage with elaborate Scenic and lighting effects and is absolutely guaranteed by Frank Wirth prom nent new York booking agent. This attraction is one of the Cost Liest travelling and was Only made possible by a special arrangement with or. Wirth who is confident Mckean county crowds will give the show a great patronage. The regular free acts to be presented Day and night Are the Best eve booked and the Goat races wiil b a comedy feature Between the regu a racing heats each afternoon a sure to make a hit with the crowds reduced ticket prices the Mckean county fair association is offering a limited number of season tickets at a greatly reduced Price. These tickets come in boo form containing five tickets an Cost Only a saving of Ove the single admission tickets. The tickets Are Good for Perso or car and Good on any one Day o any Day of the fair. One Book i admit four persons and one car o five persons on any one Day or Ca be used singely. This is a very convenient ticket i families or for those who May wish to visit the fair in a party. The tickets will not be sold after Satur Day september 2nd, and with limited number issued those wishing to Purchase these Money Savini tickets should Call or write the it office at East Smethport pa., Soo directors meeting twelve directors attended the meeting tuesday which was held the colonial hotel. Or. Schrieber of the District spa office in Dubois was present at the meeting and explained the set up of a spa project which is contemplated at the fair grounds. C. L. Lorah local Engineer was also present at the meeting in connection with this project. The meeting was followed by Din Ner at the hotel. This week just in time to put the police will conduct an intensive after being hit by truck near Home or dips i vehicle to work running Down de Check up for three months after a a Linqueno motorists who failed to i which there will be another Quad rain which fell for the first time 19 years upon the annual picnic employees of the United natural As company and affiliated com antics disrupted the Outing last saturday at Wildcat Park Ludlow and sent nearly people Home arly. The rain fell shortly after noon ausing cancellation of the elaborate entertainment program arranged for be employees and their families of in United natural Gas company marys natural Gas company met port natural Gas company morning j had been arrested for failure to have i Day Between 9 a. And c p. Rain Mars Outing As company employees dampened first time in 19 years Accident fatal to father of 2 Smethport men african Glist car helps Nab Drivers who fail to secure inspection tags members of the Smethport sub j costs. In addition their car cannot station Pennsylvania motor police be driven until new stickers Are be receive ii a new african ghost car j cured. Occur a inspection stickers before the j Terly inspection period. Stickers be deadline at Midnight monday. Cured during the Quarter ending the new police Cruiser is a con july 31 Are Good until january 31, vent Lonal Black Ford Sedan which 1940. In spite of the printed state Frank Manuel Peasley sr., 79, cannot be spotted at a great Dis mint on them that they expire oct. Father o Mark and Frank Tance like the two White ghost cars 31. Or of Smethport died at his Home assigned to the local sub station. The motor police will rigidly in near Emporium last saturday As the motor police reported yester Spect All county school buses Here the result of injuries sustained Fri Day afternoon that twelve Drivers next monday. Tuesday and wednes id Way natural Gas company Mercer county Gas company the Sylvania corporation and the Mars dancing in the covered by a Transfer truck in front of his residence. The Accident occurred while the on Idany. Dancing in the covered. Pavilion provided diversion for the aged Man tests who remained. A Gate keeper at the Park said 00 cars had entered the grounds t noon. Many of those who came or the Outing ate picnic lunches in be Pavilion. Pastor s Mother succumbs mrs. C. C. Peale s death in Canisteo is sudden mrs. Anna Delaney Peale wife f Rev. C. C. Peale d. D., pastor of the Canisteo n. Y., methodist Hurch and Mother of Rev. Leon Ard d. Peale pastor of the Smith Xart methodist Church passed away it the Canisteo parsonage last sat urday morning. Mrs. Peale had been ill for two weeks but her death was a expect d. She was born in Paris Kentucky feb. 7, 1875. Or. And mrs. Peale resided in clean for two years while be was pastor of the first methodist Church there. Last october or. Peale was appointed superintendent of the Hornell District of the meth Odist Church. Mrs. Peale had visited her son Here on several occasions and local friends of the family were shocked and saddened to learn of her death. She was a sincere Christian woman beloved by All who knew her and was a great assistance to her Hus band during his Long career As a minister of the gospel. Surviving Are her husband three sons or. Robert c. Peale of Olean Rev. Norman Peale d. D., pastor of the Marble collegiate Church new York City and Rev. Leonard Peale of Smethport one sister mrs. Alice big truck carried or. Peasley forty feet ploughed into a Field and broke off a Telephone pole according to reports. Was terribly injured or. Bush who was summoned advised against taking the victim of the shocking Accident to a Hospital. His injuries included a fractured Skull fracture of the Pelvis several broken ribs and a punctured lung. Or. Peasley passed away at o clock saturday morning. Native of Simerville deceased was born on March 20, 1860, in Simerville Cameron county pa., a son of the late or. And mrs. James Peasley. Surviving Are one sister mrs. Etta Freeman of Emporium three daughters mrs. Anna Cannon of Simerville mrs. Grace Fullerton of Coleville and mrs. Edna Smith of Emporium three sons Mark and Frank Peasley of Smethport and George Peasley of Simerville fifteen grandchildren and one great grand child. Or. Peasley s wife passed away seven years ago. Funeral held monday funeral services were conducted at the family residence monday afternoon at o clock. The Rev. Haycroft pastor of the Emporium Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in the Simerville Ceme Tery. Their vehicles inspected and approx there Are about 60 school buses de before the deadline monday night i in the county and Only one inspect each violator will be summarily Tion sticker each year Good for the convicted before a Justice of the i entire school term is required on peace and fined plus j each of the vehicles. Will dismiss 189 co. Spa workers Decker of Columbus three grandchildren. Ohio and Smethport school Given state Aid All have been working Over 18 months candidates draw places on ballots for salaries of local teachers the dismissal of 189 workers in clean county who have been continuously employed by the spa or eighteen months or More was scheduled to begin monday and will continue daily until september 1, he deadline set by the Relief act of 1939 prohibiting continuous spa employment for More than 18 months. To Date the examination of coun a records has disclosed the names of 189 persons affected by the new a and 522 other certified work ers whose employment histories Are to be examined. Throughout the state a tool of Are to be dismissed. Elk country s spa Rolls will be reduced by 453, Potter s by 188, Forest s by 31, and Warren s by 121. Quota is unchanged the dismissals Are not expected to affect materially the present state employment quota of in a letter to the managers of the 16 branches e. C. Smith acting state administrator authorized the far As it is Neces sary and current quotas of those persons who Are to be Dis missed with others from the lists of those who have been certified ind Are awaiting assignment. Not a vacation or. Smith again made it Plain that the dismissals of these per cast lots for positions Here on monday county and municipal candidates cast lots Here on monday either to person or by proxy for positions on the Mckean county ballots for the primary to be held on tuesday september 13. Coveted first places to the hotly contested Republican races for nomination As sheriff and county com missioner were won by Pete Mel drum of Bradford and former county commissioner w. H. Halpenny of Smethport respectively and on the democratic ballot t. F. Hun Ivule was first for county commissioner. Results of the drawing for coun y office positions were Peter Mel drum Earl Leake Norman Hull George b. Calhoun James b. Story Stanley Bullock. Girl is burned miss Lockwood Lias narrow escape in Gas explosion funeral services were held to Canisteo monday afternoon at o clock. Mrs. Peale was taken to Columbus Ohio where she Lay to state at the Den ton Donaldson funeral Home on tuesday. Committal services were held wednesday afternoon at two o clock at the family plot to Lynchburg Ohio. Suit survives death Olean resident had started action against Smethport Man Little Valley n. Y., july Daniel s. Cradduck a resident of Olean who died july 17 in Bradford pa., left a possible cause of action against Roy Gilmore of East Smith port pa., in which the amount to be recovered does not exceed according to records to the Surro Gate s office Here. Warren r. Roberts Pennsylvania auditor general has approved the payment of to the Smith port school District to help the salaries of teachers. The Keating township school District will receive for salaries and closed schools. Payments by the state to the boroughs and townships Are part of a appropriation for fourth class districts. School districts of the fourth class receive 50% reimbursement except to cases where the True valuation is or less 75% of the minimum salaries is paid More than and not More than 000.00, however in no Case is the total amount paid by the state to exceed the superintendent of Public instruction annually apportions to each fourth class school District the sum of for each school permanently closed or discontinued. The amount approved for payment represents a portion of the 000.00 appropriated by the 1939 legislature appropriation act 69-a, big Gusher on music it. Land of g. B. Mayo drilled in yesterday producing 1000 of the largest the new music Mountain Gusher of f. W. Hill and associates on land owned by Guy b. Mayo Smethport attorney was drilled into the Shver Ville Sand yesterday and gives every indication of being one of the big Gest Oil Wells in the area. In a Short time after the Drill penetrated the Sand to a depth of five feet the Well flowed one thou Sand barrels of High Grade Oil. Adequate tank storage had been installed on the lease anticipating such a Gusher. The new Hill Well is one of the largest struck on music Mountain near Lewis run where some forty gushers have been drilled since the discovery Well was brought in two years ago by the Niagara com Pany. The Best of the Wells have been Good for production of from 1200 to 1500 barrels of Oil daily in the Silverville Sand at an average depth of 1500 feet making the Musio Mountain area the greatest Bonanza in the entire history of the Brad Ford Oil Field. The Mil Well first touched Sand 17 and operations were sus Pended until drilling equipment and tank storage could be provided be fore the Sand was penetrated. One of or. Hill s associates in the new Well it is understood is state assemblyman e. Kent Kane of Kush Equa. Or. Mayo shares one half of All production secured from his land. The popular local attorney has 50 acres of land on music Mountain. New Bingham Gusher Bingham Oil co s no. 6 Well on county commissioner re pull Torso acre lease on can w. H. Halpenny Fred Lawson Tain was drilled into the Sand sat Rocha d Phoeun urday with Oil flowing at the rate Anderson Hugh j. Ryan j. Albert of 150 barrels per hour. Cleveland Democrat t. P. Hung Mallory Williams have drilled Ville e. R. Benson John Zondi into the their music Moun John b. Callahan. County m Reigle d Elva Cooper William de in near the Niagara company s Beck William Backus George but j Well ton Democrat Jennie fizzell mar Garet m. Dunn. I Tain offset Well to their d. It. Gas Well recently Drill Thomas Clark. Lull Wildca Thig started dimensions of the music Moun Gordon Tain Pool Are roughly estimated from me 400 to 1400 feet wide and 3% Miles Long but energetic prospectors Are leased for a distance of 20 Miles following Are the candidates who from the big Field will meet no opposition for party it is reported that test Wells Are nominations and did not have to being drilled on Meade run at draw for petitions on the ballot Dunkle Corners and on the old Register of wills Ralph e. Scott it Alayho Road in the Kane area. R prothonotary Joseph b. Car Golden wedding Arnold l. Benton sons to accordance with the Law Joec 0rder of a. Taking no chances and land has been is not to be construed As a fur r Anderson James Higgins. Lough or vacation he said the intent of the act is to Start after a fashion a rotation of employment of certified persons and thereby alleviate a condition of Long continuous employment Olcer Tain certified persons at the expense of other certified eligible awaiting assignment. The application of this provision of the act is not in any sense a furlough or a is a definite Termina Tion of on the dismissal slips of those persons who will be affected by the statutory requirements it will be noted that their remove is required by Law 18 months continuous rattlers invade deadly Snake killed near this others Trout season ends the annual Pennsylvania Trou fishing season which started apr 15, ended monday night of this local disciples of Isaak Walton a now concentrating on Bass and Muskellunge. Constructing Home James f. Yaney of Smethport is erecting a new residence on the Marvin Creek Highway opposite the Mckean farm. Cradduck suffered a heart attack i approved june 27, 1939. On Harbour Street Bradford and i miss Adele Lockwood employed. At the Home of attorney and mrs. Was to the Bradford Hospital Albert w. Johnson on North Frank Lin Street was painfully burned last saturday when an accumulation of Gas ignited and exploded in the Kitchen of the Johnson residence. The Accident occurred when miss Ockwood opened the oven door. Fortunately the victim was Wear Rig a heavy Woolen dress which probably prevented her from being More seriously burned. Bear surprises Motorist 1nroute Here from Florida or. And mrs. Marvin Summerville and or. And mrs. Albert Ivey and children of Orlando Florida encountered a Large Black Bear on Norwich Hill Between Smethport and Emporium sunday evening while Enro Ute to East Smethport to mrs. Summerville s brother g. C. Douglass and family of East Smethport. The Driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the Bruin. The Bear escaped injury but the passengers n the Florida car were considerably shaken by the abrupt Stop and unexpected appearance of the Denizen of the local wilds. County detective to speak at bicycle club meeting county detective j. J. Allison will address the members of the Smith port bicycle safety club at a meet ing to be held in the Borough build ing tomorrow Friday evening Al o clock. Or. Allison will speak on the subject of his subject is timely in View of the current state wide drive to eradicate the deadly Weed. Firemen will meet members of Smethport fire department will discuss plans for participation in the annual Centra Pennsylvania District Volunteer firemen s association convention a Houtzdale on August 15-16-17, a the regular monthly meeting to be held this thursday evening. Building fruit Market George Jones is constructing Roadside fruit Market on the farm owned by his father e. W. Jones near the Mckean county farm. Paralysed Farmer sits in wheel chair and works Tom Garin formerly of Smith Ort who writes a Brilliant column entitled the Parade passes for the Bradford Era reported the follow ing interesting item last week. Motorists found a Sermon in a to Ato Patch sprawled along route 6, he Roosevelt Highway near Roul Ette the other Day. The Sun shone Down on a Man hoeing the Hills with vigor. Perspiration made a dark Blotch on the Back of his Gray shirt Between Broad shoulders. A faded Felt hat shaded his eyes that looked out from a Strong face. A typical Farmer one might say except for a detail. The Man his legs withered chair astride the rows. Boy scouts will hold Public Camp fire Here troop no. 1, boy scouts of Smith port will conduct a Camp fire pro ram at Island Park next monday evening at o clock. The program will include stunts plays and talks. The Public is cordially invited. Guests of troop 1 will be troop 62 of East Smethport and troop 63 of banners Valley. They will also take part in the program. Sister of Smethport men passes away in Sweden miss Halma Axelson 69, sister of John Charles and Lawrence Axel son of Smethport died at her Home in Nybro Kalmar province Sweden on june 24, according to news received Here recently. In addition to her Brothers miss Axelson is survived by a sister with whom she resided in Sweden. Treasurer s Sale monday county treasurer John a. Policy will conduct a Sale of All seated land in Mckean county returned of non payment of taxes at his offic in the Couil i ouse lore next Mon Day at o clock. He died 12 minutes after be ing admitted. He was injured in an automobile occident at Farmers Valley pa., May 5, receiving a severed facial artery Eft knee Cap injury and a hip Hurt. Bradford authorities however de idea that Cradduck s injuries were lot contributory to his death. Generator Atkins Madam Atlas Assurance licenses mrs. Edna Corwin last week the Democrat Erron Ousby reported that mrs. Edna Specht Grabe proprietor of the Wil Liam f. Specht insurance Agency had recently passed an examination and secured a state insurance 11 Ense. As a matter of fact a License of Atlas Assurance company was is sued to mrs. Edna Corwin who is employed As a clerk in the Loca Agency. Mrs. Grabe who was associated with her father the late William f Specht for a number of years has held both brokers and agent s License for fire and casualty insurance for several years. Little damage from fire a lighted cigarette ignited i cloth covering the Back bar at the Comer tap room Here Early tues Day morning but slight damage re suited. William Taylor who resides in an apartment in the building noticed smoke and traced it to the tap room. He notified Walter Brenne Man the proprietor. The Blaze was easily extinguish dec without a fire alarm being sounded electric Power to operate dam is object news dispatches from Pittsburgh that the Federal government has definite plans for including pro visions for possible future develop ment of Hydro electric Power to the drafts for the construction of the proposed Allegheny River Reservoir at Kinzua. According to colonel e. R. Cov Ell chief of the army engineers to the Pittsburgh District pen stocks will be put in the dam for generating sufficient Power to oper ate the dam itself which will be one of the largest in the plan to Abate floods and store water for Navi action on the Allegheny. Colonel Covell recently said thai he government Means to provide for potential Power production in All dams that Are built if such Power is or May later releasable. Construction of the big dam was recently delayed by the action of Congress in refusing to consider the flood control Bill at this session. The invasion of this Section by rattlesnakes is apparently continuing according to a report received by he Democrat. One of the deadly reptiles Meas ing four feet was killed recently Bloomster hollow Between met port and Clermont. It is said that the snakes which formerly were rarely seen on this Ide of Norwich Hill have appeared n Marvin Creek. A Short time ago miss Anna of on saw a Rattler on the Olson farm adjacent to Rose Hill cemetery in Smethport. Reports also indicate presence of he rattling reptiles on red Mill Brook Between Colegrove and Cler Mont. Dollar Day plans plans Are progressing satisfactorily for Dollar Days to be held by the majority of Smethport Mer chants on thursday Friday and saturday August 17-18-19. The participating stores Are Al ready preparing a wide variety o bargains to be offered at sharply Cut prices. Eastern Star picnic the annual Outing of Phoenix chapter order of Eastern Star o Smethport will be held at Community Park in port Allegany on nex thursday. Members of the Lodge their families and friends will at tend the event. Die in Spanish War two former Emporium men James l. Norie jr., and Delavan Gibbs Are reported to have been killed in the recent Spanish Civi War. Both were members of Gen eral Franco s International brigade county citizens May Register next saturday details of a special registration Day next saturday for citizens of Mckean county Are contained in a Egal advertisement inserted to this Issue of the Democrat by the com missioners of Mckean county. Saturday aug. 12, is the last Day to Register in order to vote at the primary on tuesday sept. 12. Prospective voters must Register of they have never been listed be fore if they have moved since last november if they want to change party affiliations or if they have failed to vote for two years. Lieut. Dunn will command unit j or. And mrs. John Peterson celebrated Happy event sunday the Home of or. And mrs. John m. Peterson of Ham to near Betula was the scene of a festive occasion last sunday when the revered couple celebrated their Golden wed will head co. K at annual and National guard Camp first Lieut. Robert m. Dunn another dog Dies from unknown cause in town a valuable English setter dog owned by Roy died this week under mysterious Circum stances. Several canines have succumbed from unknown causes Here lately. Or. O Laughlin is awaiting a re port on an autopsy performed by a veterinarian. It is suspected that the dogs May have been fed Poison or ground Glass although several local dogs have been stricken in an Epi Demic of distemper lately. Chief of police of Smethport will be in command of company a Bradford unit of the Pennsylvania National guard for the first time at its annual Encampment to be Leld this year at Manassas va., according to announcement by capt. Re l. Peterson commanding officer. Captain Peterson has been assigned to duty with Headquarters comp any of the 112th infantry. The citizen soldiers will entrain at the Bradford station of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad saturday at p. For Kane where they will join other companies to the 112th infantry and proceed to Man seas. Plans for this year s Encampment Are on a More elaborate scale than Ever before. The first week will be devoted to Maneu vers by units of the 28th division including the Batalion regiment brigade and division itself. The second week will see Maneu vers on a vast scale by All National guard units the regular army and organized reserves of the third corps area. Participating in the mimic warfare will be infantry artillery cavalry and aircraft. The regular army will be in charge of the Camp under the direction of the third corps area commander. The second week of the encamp ment will allow War conditions to prevail with staffs organized As for War soldiers moving toward objectives on a virtual 24-hour basis according to Captain Peterson. The soldiers will sleep where the Advance halts probably Between 8 p. And 3 a. M., he declared. Meals will be cooked in movable kitchens about a mile behind the lines and advanced to the front by trucks and carriers. Supper will be served at p. M., breakfast at 3 a. And a Noonday lunch will be carried in packs. Company k will return Satur Day August 19, after reenacting War conditions near the site of the historic civil War Battle of Bull run. Tax cards increase Justice of the peace r. C. Gleas on tax collector of Smethport Boro ugh reports that he has mailed out approximately 150 More tax cards than usual this year. The total num ber of taxable Here is now close to 1500. Oviatt family reunion the Twenty third reunion of the Pioneer Oviatt family will be held at Community Park in port Al legacy on sunday August 13. A picnic dinner will be served. All members of the family Are urged to attend. Teng Lund were United i marriage on july 30, 1889, at Ham to a Short distance from where they now re Side. They have spent their entire married life in this Section. To this Union were born ten boys and three of whom Are living and attended the Celebration. A bounteous dinner was served at one o clock. The table was entered with a Large wedding cake adorned by a miniature Bride and Groom and Golden candles in Crystal holders on either end. The a bored couple were the re recipients of a Lovely gift from their children and numerous other gifts cards and congratulatory telegrams from friends and relatives. A social afternoon was enjoyed by All. Music and staging was furnished by several to attendance. Out of town guests were or. And mrs. E. G. Peterson and family and or. And mrs. John Ringlund and son port Allegany or. And mrs. A. J. Peterson Olean n. Or. And mrs. A. C. Peterson and family or. And mrs. Paul Peterson Colegrove or. And mrs. H. P. Peterson East Smethport mrs. Francis Swanson Agnes Fagerstrom mrs. Lydia John son Dora Anderson Gilbert Swan son Jamestown n. Friends and neighbors called Dur ing the afternoon and evening to extend their congratulations. Will Hunt Doe game commission provides 2-Day season in Potter county boy injured by car no details available a son of or. And mrs. William Burdick of Farmers Valley is re ported to have sustained a deep Gash in his leg sunday when struck by a car. The Accident was not reported to the motor police and details Are lacking. Or. R. E. Hockenberry of Smith port attended the victim and took ten stitches to close the wound. Council will meet the regular August meeting of the Smethport Council will be held in the Borough building next monday evening. Coudersport july state game commission has announced that a two Day ant Erless Deer seas on will be held december 14 and 15 in that Section of Potter county North of route 6. The season will be for those Hunters who fail to kill a Buck during the first 13 Days of the regular season which opens de Cember 1 and continues until de Cember 15. The ant Erless season also will be effective in Forest and Warren counties and that Section of Jeffer son county Northwest of route 110. Only ant Erless Deer May be hunted to those sections on the two Days. A four Day season for bears will be held this year beginning novem ber 15, in All counties except Adams Bedford Fulton Huntingdon Jun Iata Mifflin and Perry. Or. Acker patient at veterans Hospital Lawrence Acker former Smith port resident and councilman and a world War Veteran now of hot Springs ark., is a patient tha u. S. Veterans Hospital in Memphra term. Or. Acker expects to submit to surgery at the hip Lukl this month

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