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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 21, 1939, Smethport, Pennsylvania Most widely read weekly newspaper in Moke an county Mckean county Democrat volume 64 Russell r. Lindsley estate publisher Smethport pa., thursday dec. 21, 1939 per year special services in Observance of Christmas pastors of local churches Issue invitations to the Public pastors of Smethport s churches unite in extending an invitation to residents of this Section to attend special services which have been arranged in Celebration of Christmas. Appropriate musical selections Are being featured As usual and students in the various sunday schools will have their own Christ Mas programs. The following announcements have been made by Smethport tors St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church Rev. For. Urban s. Barrett pastor Midnight mass on Christmas eve. Children s mass at o clock Christmas morning. St. Luke s episcopal Church very Rev. W. E. Vandyke Rector holy communion on Christmas morning at o clock. Holy communion and address on Christmas morning at o clock children s Carol service next Sun Day evening at o clock. The Mission Church Rev. Hjalmer Swanson pastor for unto you is born this Day in in the City of David a Savior which is Christ the sunday services Bible school at a. Morning worship at a. Vesper services at p. Yulotta service will be held Christmas morning at a. Tuesday dec. 27th, at p. M., the sunday school will present its Christmas program. A cordial invitation is extended to everyone. No. 51 Navy chieftains j when Admiral James 0. Richard son inset becomes commander in chief of the u. S. Fleet on january 6, succeeding Admiral Claude Bloch retired vice Admiral Charles p. Snyder top will become full Admiral and commander of the Battle Force. Announcement was made recently by acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison. Regular Baptist Church the singing Church sunday services a. School. Miss Jane Mundy superintendent. A. The fullness of worship. P. Christian Endeavor. Cantata the lost Victory meeting wednesday even ing at o clock. Testimony prayer Christmas program at Baptist Church Friday evening december 22nd, at the boys and girls of the Baptist sunday school under the direction of miss Eva Johnson will present an enjoyable program of songs and recitations. Santa Claus will be present to bring Joy and cheer to the children. The Public is invited to enjoy this service which is in keeping with the spirit of the Christmas season. The lost Carol the adult department of the Baptist sunday school will present the cantata the lost Carol at the Church service sunday evening. This Christmas program is Worth going Miles to hear. You cannot help but be uplifted by witnessing this splendid Christmas cantata. The folks of the Community Are urged to attend this special Christmas service. Carol singing the Young people of the Baptist Church Are going to sing Christmas carols sunday evening Between 10 and 12 o clock. They will be glad to sing before the Home of any who would be cheered by singing. If you know of any one that would enjoy such Christmas cheer Call Jane Mundy and she will pass the word on to the singers. School operetta Here this evening Many pupils will appear in musical event student nurse killed in collision near Custer City five Young people hurl in head on crash of vehicles a head on collision of two Auto mobiles on route 218 near Custer City at p. Saturday caused the death of a Bradford student nurse and injured five other Young people. The dead girl is miss Dorothy Rodebaugh 18, formerly of Long Mont Colorado. Four in Hospital four of the Accident victims Are patients in Bradford Hospital. At taches listed them and their in juries As follows Earl f. Patterson jr., 16, of 189 Jackson Avenue Bradford Lacera Tion top of Good. The Scalp condition the legend of the a Christmas operetta will be presented by the pupils of the Smith port Grade school at the High school auditorium this thursday even ing at o clock. Directors of the operetta Are mrs. Lucille Mccoy school supervisor of music and miss Beatrice Engstrom third Grade teacher. Tickets Are Loc for Grade pupils 25c for High school students and 35c for adults. The plot of the operetta centers about the childhood legend that the snowmen come to life for a few hours before Midnight Christmas eve and go about doing Good deeds. Cast of characters the Bernard who comes to life Roland Reynold John Carroll a very selfish boy who can not be told anything Mary Carroll Elizabeth Coleman John s sister who is Asun selfish As John is selfish news boy Bob Herriman a poor boy who shares what Little he has with others japanese Juggler Vincent Bizzaro an Oriental Mother Mirabel Digel who Calls the children in from play. Captain of the tin David Johnson pianist Joanne Bouton snowball pixies Corlena Kohn Margaret Seitler Shirley Winslow Evelyn Wright Shirley Anderson Ann Digel Emogene Dragoone Dona Coleman Joan Wilson Martha Jean first methodist Church where old fashioned friendliness still survives Leonard d. Peale minister sunday services Church a. Morning worship will begin at a. The choir will present a Christmas cantata entitled the Christ is wednesday dec. Sunday school Christmas party in the Church dining room. Covered dish supper at p. The entertainment will consist of a pro Gram presented by each class of the sunday school. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. For the Christmas baskets Are to be left at the Church before and not later than a. Saturday december 23rd. Friday choir p. Choir to present cantata the choir of the first methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata this coming sunday morn ing december 24th, entitled the Christ is the text is by Doro thy Abbott and the music Henry Bishop Willrie. Is by the cantata is composed of the following Comfort be my by the full choir. Special Philip Speer. The desert Kenneth Burdic. Messiah s choir with incidental Solo. Star of the Prince of Thomas Nichols men s chorus and choir. Bethlehem woman s chorus and choir. Mary s girl s chorus. They gave their soloist miss Mary with Lillibridge miss sue Speer or. Philip Speer and or. Thomas Nichols. The song of the e. E. Bouton. Glory to girl s chorus and choir. Service will begin at a. .4n8garius lutheran Church sunday december 24th, the four continued on Page 5, col. 6 Ross Harriet Anne Rifle Patrica Ogilvie Anne Anderson Rose dra Goone Susan Cummings Evelyn Tessina. Snow Flake an Derson Mary Jean bullers Janette Redfield Carolyn Gregory Connie Kohn Anne Mealey Jeannnie Hal Penny Patricia Donavon Ruth Hile Man Jean Seitler Marguerite Stark Dolores Witter Kay Wright Lucille Gifford Marybeth Lindholm Mary Ann Ness Helen Redfield Marjorie Spanogle Audrey Tessina Dona Dougherty Greta Anderson Eva Rounsville Ruth Smith Joyce Tay Lor Glenna Burlingame. Tin Kohn Denny Wright Jimmy Winslow Walter Johnson David Hallstrom Edward Denning Charles Engler Howard Hull Milton Lopus Jack Mcalpin Morris Johnson Larry o Laughlin Malcolm Thayer Courtney Howe Harold Lynch Bobby bullers Billy Halpenny Freddy Anderson Alvin Jackson Rudy Kohn. Anderson Louis Dragoone Bobby Mcalpin Llewelyn Wright Larry Denning Joe Craft Bobby Mckendrick Harold Hull Arthur Hector James Monseur Billy Alexis. Hjelm Dannny Ness Donald Carey Ronnie John son Jerry Stickles David Backus Arthur Mcdermott Doyle Raifsnyder Billy Burdic Bobby Norman Billy Yukers Laverne Raymond Billy Rosebloom de Smith Billy Flooger. Carol Gifford Emily Johnson Mary Jean Kohn Audene Lyman Claudia Anne bul lers Marie Carlson Carolyn comes Phyllis Kohn Bonnie Miller mar Ion Smith Beatrice Craft Raymond Dorothy Richard Johnson Jacqueline Lindquist Al ice Marie Hull Dorothy Hull Phyl Lis Bizzaro Martha Wright Kath Leen quirk Jean Peterson Elmer Dodge Ernest Erickson John Hall Strom Bobby Hileman Harold nor Man James Curran Bobby Healy Jack Potter Bob Alderfer Vivian Wright Barkley Daugherty. Swatsler ber Nard Ball Francis quirk Bob Clark Donald Ellis Billy Alderfer Ernest Kohn James Mcelhatten Joanne Healey Anne Abbey Elaine Hector Eileen Hull Patricia Cooney Dona Baker Ruth Denning Bobby Digel. Miss Josephine Reading 21, of Olean also a student nurse in Bradford Scalp laceration not ser ious condition Good. H. Duwayne Brainard 22, of Duke Center severe Chin lacerations and possible jaw fracture condition Good. Jack Davidson 22, of 140 school Street Bradford Chin laceration possible brain concussion condition fair. Hospital attendants said the sixth person involved in the collision was Gene Harmon 17, of 6 High Street Extension Bradford who received treatment for a Chin laceration and was dismissed. Deputy Coroner George p. Lull of Bradford Impan eled a jury to serve at an inquest into the fatal Accident later this week when it is expected All the injured persons involved can be questioned. Or. Lull issued a certificate of accidental death for miss Rode Baugh daughter of or. And mrs. Harvey s. Rodebaugh of 12 Potter Street and a member of the fresh men class at the Bradford Hospital training school for nurses. He said she received a Skull fracture and fractures of the right leg and right Arm. She was dead on arrival in a storms ambulance at the Hospital. The Young woman or. Lull said was a passenger in the front seat of the Sedan operated by Earl Patterson. Occupants of the Back seat he reported were miss read ing daughter of or. And mrs. James Reading of Buffalo Street Olean a senior in the Bradford Hospital nurses training school and Gene Hannon son of or. And mrs. J. Hannon of High Street Extension. Cars crash on curve Driver of the second Sedan was Duwayne Brainard or. Lull said. Davidson was a passenger in the front seat according to the official. The Patterson car was travelling North toward Bradford and the Brainard vehicle South. In the direction of Lewis run when they met on a curve according to patrol Man Frank Angell of the Smethport sub station of the Pennsylvania motor police. Patterson told the patrolman his car hit a Slippery spot on the Highway and went into a skid on the curve a treacherous turn on a dip in the Highway near Houghton s filling station and went off the Road. He applied the brakes and tried to pull Back onto the High Way again he continued but the car skidded across the Road to his left colliding with the oncoming vehicle. Its lights blinded him Terson said. Gave Speed estimate Brainard told the officer he was travelling about 45 to 50 Miles per like he tie came Over the Crest of the approach to the curve and saw the other car rounding the curve. The other vehicle s lights were blinding Brainard claimed asserting the on coming car was in the Center of the Highway. He was travelling in his own traffic Lane Brainard continued but swerved the car to the right into a drainage ditch to avoid the collision. The Patterson car s right front end struck the left front end of the Brainard vehicle according to Pri vate Angell shearing off the right front wheel of the Patterson Sedan. Miss Rodebaugh was hurled from the vehicle to the Highway the patrolman said Landing on the left or West berm about 30 feet from the Patterson car which came to a Stop at the other Side of the Highway. The Patterson car s engine was torn from the Chassis by the terrific Force of the Impact and landed 50 feet off the Highway in a Field to the right or East patrolman Angell reported. The car was described As a total wreck. Howard Covert killed in crash near Bolivar victim was father of former Smethport resident Howard Covert 48. Of Cartwright Hill near Bolivar n. Y., was instantly killed saturday night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Anthony Jesse Nick of Bolivar. The Accident victim a former Well known resident of nearby if Ford. Was the father of James Covert of Wolf run formerly of Smethport. The latter married miss Catherine Oviatt of this place. Or. Covert his wife mrs. Nina Mae Covert their 13-year-old son Kenneth and a neighbor George Nolan 53, were walking according to mrs. Colvert on the berm on the left Side of the Highway towards Bolivar when the car driven by or. Jesse Nick who was travelling in the same direction suddenly swerved to the left and struck or. Covert. The Accident occurred at the intersection of the Road leading into the Allegany refiners Plant off the Bolivar Little Genesee Road. Death termed accidental Nathaniel h. Fuller Allegany county Coroner was summoned and after a preliminary investigation is sued a verdict of accidental death. He stated that death was caused by a fracture at the base of the Skull. State police sergeant Charles r. Stanton of Friendship who also investigated was told by or. Jessel Nick that he was driving behind an other machine towards Bolivar. He stated that the car in front slowed suddenly and to avoid a crash he swerved to the left striking or. Covert. Or. Jesse Nick stated to police that or. Covert was walking on the Road at the time. Questioned by sergeant Stanton mrs. Covert and or. Nolan both stated that the four had been walk ing on the berm and that no other car had been involved. Driver is arrested sergeant Stanton placed or. Jes Selnick under arrest on a charge of criminal negligence. He was Given a preliminary hearing before police Justice Ralph j. Bentley and re leased under bail Bond. The Covert family moved from Gifford to Bolivar area several years ago. While a resident of Gifford or. Covert had been employed in the Oil Fields. Surviving besides his wife and son Kenneth Are five other sons James of Wolf run Edward and John Covert of Gifford Earl Covert of Ritt Erville and Howard Covert of Irishtown one daughter mrs. Joseph Baker of Sawyer City and two Sisters mrs. Ida Lilly of Rixford and mrs. J. Herron of Pitts Burgh. Funeral held tuesday the body was taken in charge in the Mcallister funeral Home 6 Bradford where funeral services were held tuesday afternoon at o clock. The Rev. Ira George of Bradford officiated. Burial was made a the family plot in the Mckean Bounty memorial Park at Lafayette decreasing natural Gas Supply forces industries to use other fuels last week the Pittsburgh Post work on the project which will Gazette reported that various in i take about three weeks to com club Trees in Northern Pennsylvania plete. Plant officials state that it will and South and Central new York were being shut off from their sup ply of natural Gas. The prolific pools found in the require to Gallons of fuel Oil per Day to run the Plant. No fuel for bottle factory several months ago the Marien deep Sands along the state Boun Ville Glass bottle Plant asked the Dary line during the past 10 years j Pennsylvania Public Utility Corn Are tending toward depletion said i Mission to compel the Dempsey the newspaper while no new size i town Gas co. To continue to Supply Able Pool has been discovered in a year. Producers and pipe line leaders in the area were said to feel their first obligation is to the Domestic consumer who has taken on Natur Al Gas service since the first deep Well was drilled in 1930. Fuel to the Plant. Officials of the Glass company had been notify dec that diminishing supplies of Gas would Force the Gas company to discontinue service. Find new Gas Field Andover. N. Y., dec. 18 while 1 fears Are being Felt in a number of the Post Gazette reported that. Western new York and Pennsylva curtailment to industries served i la industries that supplies of a from the deep Wells now amounts Tural Gas fuel were becoming do to cubic feet daily. Dom j plated. A new Well was brought in Estic Consumers now use about j with an open flow of 12 000 000 cubic feet daily from the cubic feet a Day. Wells. Officials of the Perm York a industries and refineries in and Tural Gas corporation owners said around Bradford pa., and As they believed they had tapped a North As Rochester n. Y., were new Pool when they struck Gas yes said to have been affected by the curtailment with the Eastman Kodak company As one consumer whose Supply has been much re Quaker state win use Coal it was reported this week that the Ter Day on the Padden estate a mile Southwest of this Allegany county Village. The nearest natural Gas Well is seven Miles from the new Well. Gas was brought in when drillers reached a depth of 4.728 feet under a Quaker state Oil refining Corpora i Rock pressure of pounds a Tion s big Farmers Valley Plant will replace natural Gas with pulverized Coal As fuel for its boilers in the near future. The nearby refinery is also said to be preparing to install its own Hectric generators. Electricity for the Plant is supplied at times by the Bradford electric co. Leather co. Installs Oil burners the Elkland leather company is installing Oil burners in its Large boiler which had been equipped with Gas. About 50 men Are now at Square Inch. An official of Perm York who ask eur anonymity said major leases in the area of the new Well Are held by his company and the quadrangle drilling corporation of Bradford. He said the new source of Gas would mean most to Consumers i the vicinities of Batavia and Dun Kirk in Western new York. Perm York Sells All its output to Republic Light heat and Power company which in turn serves those sections. Chief of police resigns position r. Dunn will engage in drilling business chief of police r. Dunn of Smethport tendered his resignation to Burgess Daniel Bacon last week. The resignation was accepted and Burgess Bacon named Constable elect Henry Eberts As acting chief of police pending appointment of a successor to or. Dunn the former chief has resumed his duties with the r. A. Dunn com Pany Rew Oil Well drilling contract ors. Or. Dunn who is a lieutenant in co. K. Bradford unit of the 112th infantry Pennsylvania National guard was named chief of police two years ago when chief l. B. Pet Terson resigned to become Street commissioner of Smethport. Dynamite blast hurts mine owner shanty on Clermont Road was demolished Harry Hadden 41, of Clermont owner of a Coal mine Between Cler Mont and Marvindale is in a serious condition at the Kane Summit Hospital from injuries received when five Sticks of dynamite in a mine shanty and 10 dynamite Caps in ills pocket exploded blowing the shanty to bits last saturday. Or. Hadden suffered extensive in juries his hands arms legs and lower portion of his body being riddled and torn and bits of Copper and debris from the Camp driven into him by the explosion. At the Hospital he told attaches he had placed five Sticks of Dyna mite on a chair about five feet from mrs. Bryan died Here tuesday Long illness proved fatal to esteemed woman Petruzzi Betty Seitler Smith Joanne Moulton Smethport firemen will Dine on Venison tonight members of the Smethport fire department will enjoy their annual Venison dinner at the Hose House this thursday evening at o clock. The piece de resistance or the banquet has been donated by Joe Suain f. P. Whelan and Alpheus Hazan. Friday is shortest Day Winter will begin officially at p. Friday the shortest Day of the year. The Sun will Rise tomorrow at a. And set at p. M., making the length of the Day nine hours and four minutes. Residents of this Section were saddened by news of the death of mrs. Blanche Oviatt Bryan 46, who passed away at her Home in East Smethport tuesday afternoon at o clock. Mrs. Bryan had been ill for the three years. Deceased was born in Keating township on March 1, 1893, a daughter of the late Wilbur and addle Rockwell Oviatt descendants of prominent Pioneer settlers of this Section. She was United in marriage to Thomas Bryan in Buffalo n. Y., on january 10, 1920. Surviving Are her husband three Sisters mrs. Harry Schrieber of Maude Oklahoma and mrs. Pearl Hooker and mrs. Kitty Burton of East Smethport four Brothers Al Fred Oviatt of Harrisburg pa., and George Clinton and Robert Oviatt of East Smethport. Funeral services will be held at the East Smethport Union Church tomorrow Friday morning at o clock. Rev. H. H. Atkins of farm ers Valley will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jack Peeler William James and Richard Greer and Frank and Teddy Hyde. Interment will be in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery. New dentist Here or. Andrew Mook acquires office of or. Jack Clarke according to an announcement made this week or. Andrew w. Mook of Erie has purchased the dental office of or. Jack Clarke in the Grange National Bank build ing. Or. Mook started practising Here this week. Or. Clarke who had been Success fully located Here for a number of years recently opened an off ice in Erie and will devote his entire time to his practice there. He is recovering satisfactorily from an attack of 111 less. Or. Mook practice his profession in Erie for ten years. He attended Meadville High school and graduated from Saegertown fa., High school. He is a graduate of the Den Tal school of the University of Pitts Burgh class of change deadline Penn a motor vehicle operators cards will expire on Jan. 31 1939 Pennsylvania motor vehicle operator s licenses will expire on Jan. Instead of the last Day in february As in former years. The Assembly changed the dead line after the cards were printed and issued last year. At the same time the motor vehicle code was amended to change the expiration Date of 1939 registration tags from dec. 31, 1939 to March 31, 1940. Revision of dates permit application Blanks for operators cards and License plates to be mailed from Harrisburg enough apart to avoid congestion of facilities. The department of Revenue will Start sending Blanks to motor vehicle operators in the state next tuesday dec. 26. Chief Dunn made a splendid re i a stove the cap5 were m a trouser Cord As an officer and was actively Bocket he was just starting to identified with organization of Snave at in the morning Bucktail Lodge no. 96 fraternal when the explosion occurred blow i ing him out of the shanty which order of police. The position of chief of police of Smethport pays a salary of per month. It is expected that the Council will receive numerous applications for the Job. Ask contributions a few Smethport people missed in drive for red Cross and Chest was demolished. Paul Anderson mine employee rushed the blast victim to the hos Pital. Or. Hadden s escape from instant death was nothing Short of miraculous. Late reports from the Hospital indicate that his condition was fair. Gas tax refund Mckean county will receive from Commonwealth inspection of the records turned in by solicitors who conducted the recent joint drive for the Smethport 1 Community Chest and red Cross Roll Call indicates that a few local persons were missed. It is difficult to prepare a perfect list of names and Street addresses and attempt to provide a 100% perfect solicitation when nearly 50 col Untener workers Are assigned. Citizens who were not solicited Are urged to give their Community Chest donations to Frank b. Fay at the Hamlin Bank. Miss Maynie Colegrove treasurer of Smethport chapter american red Cross will hold the current membership re cords open for a few Days More. Telephone or. Fay if you wish to have a Community Chest red Cross solicitor Call at your Home or Busi months at the ratio that that the Ness place. Leisure begins at 40 off to of Leisure is Harry. World s oldest horse. At 40 years or age Harry is being retired to a Ham mass., farm to spend his remaining years. Barbara Alger granddaughter of Harry s owner gives him a Farewell ride. Harry it May be added is thoroughly depend Able. Mckean county will receive 940 As its share of the liquid fuel tax collected by the Commonwealth for the six months period which ended november 30, according to announcement by auditor general Warren s. Roberts who had approved payment of to 57 of the state s 67 counties. The state imposes a tax of four cents per gallon upon All liquid fuels sold within its Borders. Two and one half cents per gallon of this tax goes to the state Road fund one cent to the general fund and one half cent is returned to the respective counties. The refund is made every six i average return made during the contribute to european Relief fund j three preceding years to each coun Smethport chapter american to bears to the average amount re red Cross acknowledges with thanks turned to All counties for the three receipts of checks for each i preceding years from mrs. Eugenia Merrell and o. I the county distributes the j. Hamlin. I among the towns and townships for of the total amount was use in improving streets and High designated for the american red Smethport s share of the Gas Cross finnish Relief fund and tax refund is usually or general european Relief. The ocal chapter promptly forwarded the donations to Washington. Illumination prizes the Only stipulation made by the Clipper officer addresses rotary Lieut. Schoonmaker has had interesting career Lieut. George Schoonmaker of Oakland California son of or. And mrs. Paul Schoonmaker of Smith port described some of his highly interesting experiences As first flight officer of the american Airway s China Clipper at the regular luncheon meeting of the Smethport rotary club at the col onial hotel on monday. The former Smethport High school student s run is from san Francisco to Hong Kong China via the hawaiian and philippine is lands. Lieut. Schoonmaker told of the rigid requirements of training and experience for Crews of the Clipper ships. The aviator graduated from Brad Ford High school where he was a member of the football squad. He is a graduate pm armlet but deserted that profession to engage in Fly ing. He won his commission As lieu tenant in the u. S. Air corps re serve Force and was flight instruct or of the new Jersey National guard for some time. Lieut. Schoonmaker served on America s South american Clipper planes before being transferred to the Pacific flight. Mark birthdays the Smethport rotary club recently started extending birthday congratulations to its members one each month. The following we were born in december were congratulated on monday or. William d. Barry Herbert Larson and Verj Rev. W. E. Vandyke. President Robert Digel presided at monday s meeting. 32 members and the following guests were pres ent county commissioner and Anderson of port Allegany j. A Montgomery jr., of Oil City at Orney William Gallup of Bradford county commissioner Orvel s Scott and h. E. Brown of Kane Anc Clarence Gregory of Smethport. The next rotary meeting will be held on monday Jan. 8. Wildcat Wells win be drilled Start test of deep Sand in n. W. Sector Kane Republican. Tuesday Oil Field interest today was turned from the famed music Mountain Gusher area to a Section in the Northwest Ern part of Mckean county where acres have been leased for drilling of deep Wildcat Wells. Contract for two Wells to be drilled into the Oriskany Sand at a Debth of about feet has been let to Fulmer d. Hill of Kane. Hill is moving in equipment and expects to begin pudding in the first Well this week. The Wells Are being drilled for the Hiawatha Oil and Gas company a sub Sldary of the Benedum and Trees company of Pittsburgh which is regarded As miss Mayme Colegrove treasurer i Smethport Council in its award of j one of the biggest Wildcat opera of Smethport chapter will con i prizes of each for the Best Niue to receive donations for re residential and commercial Holiday if of european War sufferers. Individual donations May be earmarked for use in a specific country. Extra court term february civil list is added to Calendar for 1940 judge Charles g. Hubbard has added another regular session of Mckean county court of common ideas to the 1940 Calendar. The court will Start Here on monday feb. 5. This action was taken to handle the Large number of civil cases which have appeared on county court dockets recently. Other terms of civil court during .940 will be held As follows january 23, argument March 26, argument april 22, civil list May 28, argument sept. 9, civil list sept. 24, argument nov. 26, argument. Sessions of Mckean county Calm Nal court will be held in 1940 As allows feb. 26, june 3, oct. 7 and dec. I. Naturalization court will be held on May 24. Illumination is that the lights must Burn nightly Between Christmas and new years. A committee supplied by Mckean chapter d. A. R., will determine the prize winners. Name or. Hickey Smethport physician is chairman of medical society committee or. Phillip f. Hockey of Smith port was named chairman of the Mckean county medical society s program committee at a dinner meeting held tuesday night in the Emery hotel Bradford. Members of the committee Are or. A. Grall of Bradford and or. C. E. Clel land of Kane. Officers were elected As follows l. W. Dana Kane. First vice e. J. Phillips Bradford. Second vice 3. Huff Eldred. D. Donaldson j. Kane. L. Morrison. Tors in existence. The first Well is being located about nine Miles from the inter Section of the sugar run Road and Kinzua Corydon roads. The huge acreage extends from that Section through into new York state. The initial Well is being drilled in lot no. 3705. Reports indicated the land was leased from Mallory and e. A. Williams and sons interests of Bradford e. Kent Kane of Kush qua and h. D. Mckinney of Brad Ford. There is no Oriskany Well within 3 Miles of the site of the new wild cat Well. The closest deep Well had a production of feet of Gas before Salt water killed it Accord ing to reports of Oil Field men Here. Preparations for anything Are seen with orders to place feet of seven Inch pipe in the new Well. School holidays Smethport schools will be closed for the Christmas new years holidays from tomorrow Friday afternoon until wednesday morning Jan. 3. Keating township will be closed during the same per Iod. Young Hunter fatally injured by Rifle Bullet George Horansky died in Kane Hospital thursday George Horansky 19, of Youngs town Westmoreland county died in the Kane Community Hospital late last thursday afternoon from a bul let wound inflicted by a Rifle in the hands of an unknown Deer Hunter. No inquest held the Young Man s death was declared to be accidental after an investigation by Deputy Coroner George p. Lull of Bradford. No in quest was held. Police seek clues trooper Andrew Hichenko of the Kane sub station state motor police reported that a full investigation was being made into the fatal wounding of Horansky. Hichenko state game protector Vern a. Van order Marienville and Deputy game protector Joseph Grace of Mercer county went into the Sec Tion where the youth was shot shortly after he was brought out from the Woods. All Hunters in that immediate area were questioned but there was no Means of identifying the Many others who had hunted through the other sections including the Man who fired the shot which struck Horansky in the bade and went completely through him. Horansky in company with John f. Mekic 21, Donald Keim 22, and Raymond Kristofeck 23, of Youngs own went into that area Early last thursday morning to meet Francis Amer from their Home town who was in Camp near Pigeon. Amer familiar with the territory posted the youths about 300 years apart on a Ridge and then left with his other party. Soon after the youths were placed on the crossing Edward Robinson color de of Mcdonald pa., saw four men come through and Cross a pipe line in front of him. One of the men raised his gun and Only shot fired in that Section up to that time. Robinson continued on his stand watching the Man Start in the direction in which he shot then turn and join his party which was turn ing Uphill. A few minutes later he saw another Man go through and then heard him shouting for help. Found leaning against tree the Hunter shouting for Aid was Steve Vernarsky 27, of West Brownsville pa., Vernasky told police he was on a stand about 100 Yards from Horansky when he heard the shot. Thinking Horansky had fired it he walked Over to ask if he had got his Deer. He spoke twice to Horansky who was lean ing against a tree and received no answer. As he went closer the youth said i m the Shock of the High powered Bullet and pain evidently permitted him to talk just above a whisper. He had been leaning against a Crochet tree and was held upright after being shot. Veransky called for Aid and other members of the wounded youth s party ran to the scene. One ripped off his shirt and made a Bandage while others pre pared to carry him about a mile to their car. It required almost two hours to get him out of the Woods. The Accident was believed to have occurred about a. M., and he was admitted to the Hospital about three hours later. Examina Tion disclosed the Bullet had entered his Back above the Belt line and passed completely through. Horan secy was sinking rapidly when he was admitted and failed to gain As 3lood transfusions were Given. He succumbed at o clock. It was held possible that the Man who fired the shot never knew he lad hit Horansky As the youth was meaning against the tree in such a position that he appeared All right and was unable to cry out. Democrat will be issued on Friday foe two weeks owing to the fact that Christmas and new years Day both come on monday the Democrat will be 1s used on Friday morning for the next to weeks. Many weekly newspapers omit one Ssue during the year. The Democrat has been printed every week in 1939 and the delayed publication dates will permit employees of this office o enjoy the holidays. Stores open evenings business reported Good Smethport business places with exception of groceries and meat markets Are remaining open every vening this week for the Convent nce of Christmas shoppers. All stores will be closed on Christ Mas Day. Several merchants have reported lat their december business to Date Hows a marked improvement Over ast year. Deluge of mail met port Post office will be open until p. Saturday acting pos mistress Belva Ford announced yesterday that the met port Post office will be open until p. On saturday in. Ead of being closed at noon u if customary. The local office will not be open n sunday and there will be no own or Rural deliveries of Matt on hrs Mas Day. However the win own will be open on monday from a. Until noon. Incoming and outgoing Mill will handled As usual on Chittim adhere. A deluge of Christmas it attn and parcel hit the pot Toffice on Housep and the nub we still in last night

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