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McKean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 13, 1939, Smethport, Pennsylvania Largest circulation in Smethport and Vicinity Mckean county Democrat volume 64 Russell b. Lindsley pa., thursday july 13, 1939 most widely Bead weekly newspaper in Moke an county per year no. 28 notice this week shows candidates to be nominated voters will choose part Standard bearers at september primary the democratic and Republican parties will nominate candidates Lor Many important state county municipal and township offices at the primary election on tuesday sept 12th. The so called municipal or Odd year election will be held on tuesday nov. 7th. Official notice of the primary is sued this week by Andy Anderson o. S. Scott and t. F. Hungiville Mckean county commissioners act ing As the county Board of elections gives the list of the various offices for which nominations will be made in september. To nominate judges political parties will each Nomin ate one candidate for judge of the state supreme court and three candidates for judge of the state Superior court. Will fill county offices candidates for All county offices with exception of judge treasurer and jury commissioner will be nominated at the primary. The county offices to be filled at the november election Are recorder of deeds sheriff prothonotary and clerk of common pleas and clerk of court of Quarter sessions and Oyer and Ter Miner Coroner Register of wills and clerk of the orphans court District attorney three county auditors and three county commission ers. Names of candidates who have announced for these offices to Date Are listed on the editorial Page of the Democrat. Smethport offices listed candidates for a number of Bor Ough offices will be nominated at the primary by Smethport voters. Local offices to be filled Are As follows three councilmen two school directors one auditor one Constable one High Constable one assessor one judge of election and two inspectors of election. The 4-year terms of the following councilmen expire this year w. L. Pierotti j. Alfred Johnson and a. Anderson. The terms of Council men Ray Abbey j. V. Mcalpin jr., John Karlen and c. W. Freeman do not expire. School directors Are elected for 6 year tenure of office and the terms of Ralph Herzog and county agent Var. A. Ross expire this year. Or. Boss was appointed to fill the vacancy on. The Board caused by the resignation of j. L. Morrison. Other members of the local Board of education whose terms do not expire Are or. A. R. Livermore presi Dent mrs. W. E. Vandyke Secre tary and c. C. Choate. The Only Borough candidate who has announced in the Democrat to Date is chief of police r. Dunn who seeks the Republican Nomina Tion for Constable. All local office holders Are re publicans. It is expected that party caucuses will be held As usual to present full slates of candidates for political positions in the Borough. This action must be taken before monday july 24, which is the last Day for Mem Bers of regular political parties to file petitions and the first Day for Independent groups to circulate nomination papers. Township voters will nominate voters in Keating Norwich and Hamlin townships will nominate candidates for the following offices one Road supervisor two school directors one Constable one auditor judge Mckean county and town have quota of swig and Sway Saloon Mckean county which leads in 11.000 population excepting Applina almost everything has More than for new hotel licenses when its full quota of swigging and Sway ing joints As defined by the new state population ratio Law for liquor licenses. Smethport too has More than the quota prescribed by the new Law and while the new Law makes pro visions which will probably permit All present License holders to remain in business unless serious objections Are filed against their License renewals or the town exercises its local option privilege and votes dry there is no Chance of additional licenses Ever being issued Here unless the town doubles in population. Under this population ratio act the count of licenses is made by excluding clubs and those hotels which meet with the new definition of hotels. However in granting licenses no new License May be is sued where there is More than 1 to the premises meet with the new requirements. The Board 1ms completed a re sume of All townships and municipalities in the state and indicated those which in the Board s opinion Are not eligible for new licenses. All of the cities of the state none May have new licenses excepting hotels which qualify under the new definition of hotels. Of the 955 boroughs and one town in the state additional licenses a be granted in 219, but almost with out exception these 219 Are very Small communities or communities noted for dry sentiment. In the entire state there arc 795 municipalities which Are at present below the liquor License quota. But to offset these there Are innumerable districts where the licensed places Are far above the new prescribed quota. Seek local option in Keating twp. Dry forces circulating petition to Force vote dry forces in Keating township Are circulating petitions to Force a vote on the liquor question in the township. These petitions must be in the hands of the Mckean county com missioners acting As the county Hoard of elections tomorrow. The Law requires them to be filed sixty Days before the primary which comes on tuesday sept. 12. If sufficient signers Are secured two questions will be printed on the primary ballots in the three keat no township voting districts. One question will concern whisky and other so called hard liquor and the other will be a referendum on the Sale of Beer. The Law on local option specifies hat petitions for a vote must Bear names totalling one fourth of the Argest vote cast for an individual Inadi Date in the last election. The Argest vote in Keating was 945 and his Means that at least 237 names must be of the petitions handed to he county commissioners. The vote at the primary on the question May outlaw either liquor or Beer or both according to be 30rts received by the Democrat yes erday. If the township votes the Pennsylvania liquor control Board will refuse to renew licenses and the territory will remain arid unless the wets Are Able to reverse the proce Dure followed by the Temperance forces. A vote one Way or the other can not be taken oftener than once in four years. Jewett band pleases Large crowd enjoys Exchange concert Here Friday evening the splendid it. Jewett band under the direction of or. L. R. Upp appeared in concert at the ourt House Square Pagoda Smith port last Friday evening and de lighted a Large audience. Mcdermott child died last night 7-year-old daughter of former local couple Geraldine Louise Mcdermott seven year old daughter of or. And mrs. Thomas Mcdermott of Rew formerly of Smethport died last night at at the Bradford hos Pital where she had a patient three weeks. Ill nine weeks of a complication of ailments the1 child became Crit ical three weeks ago. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Geraldine was born april 11, 1932, in Smethport. She was a Pupil in the first Grade of the Lee Driver school Sawyer City last term. Teachers and pupils alike were her friends. Surviving in addition to her parents Are two Sisters Marilyn and Beverly Ann and a brother Billy All at Home her grandmother mrs. T. Mcdermott of Smethport and several aunts and uncles. Mrs. George Richards sr., seriously ill in Hospital mrs. George Richards sr., former prominent local resident is in a ser ious condition in the Mountain clinic Olean where she was taken after being stricken with illness in Smethport. Mrs. Richards arrived Here several weeks ago from Oklahoma to spend the summer. She resided on a farm at Marvindale for Many years before going to Oklahoma. Mrs. Richards was in a coma last night and Little Hope is held for her recovery. Her son. Or. Robert Richards of Shinglehouse has been in constant attendance and All of her children with the exception of one son Char Les who resides in Oklahoma have been at the bedside. Mrs. Richards son in Law k. E. Beall arrived Here from Tulsa okla., yesterday. County electric companies increase transmission facilities Mckean county s two electric util Ity company the Bradford electric this was the first of a series of co. And the West Penn Power co., Exchange concerts to be Given by Are included in a Pennsylvania pub he it. Jewett and Smethport lie Utility commission report which bands. Shows that 23 concerns built 2230 the program chosen for the local Mijes of new Rural electric lines at concert was a most pleasing one and an estimated Cost of he 35 musicians of the crack it. Last year. Jewett organization performed with j the Bradford electric co., which he precision of professionals under supplies current at wholesale to the Baton of or. Cupp. The concert Smethport constructed 11 Exten was truly a musical treat. V , i tons a total of 9.35 Miles in length each dict and one Lustre of the Beautiful vocal numbers with band at an estimated net Cost each District and one Justice of the acc aliment were rendered oyi87 43 new customers were served peace in Keating and Norwich town j mrs Eunice Buchanan Berg so including 39 Farmers. Ships. French belgian reunion will be held next sunday the annual French belgian re Union will be held next sunday at the Suain farm near Hazelhurst. Music during the Day will be furnished by the Eldred band. The reunion always attracts a huge attendance from a wide radius. Last year Over 150 were present. Many members of the French and belgian families Are skilled Glass workers who were brought to this country to help erect and operate factories. Prano and Edgar Mellander Bari the West Penn Power co. Built tone. 2697 new extensions totalling 902 following the concert the visiting Miles and serving 7808 new custom Bondsmen were guests of the Smethers 2209 of whom were Farmers. Port band members at a Buffet lunch at the legion lyceum. A wealth of Good will Between it. Jewett and Smethport is bound to result from this series of Exchange concerts by their splendid bands. Band concert Friday the Smethport band under the direction of j. Johnston will Ren Der a concert of its popular summer series at the court House Square Pagoda Friday night at o clock. Next thursday night the Smith port band goes to it. Jewett to play its turn in the series of Exchange concerts by the bands of the two towns. Tomorrow night s program will in clude vocal solos by Eddie Baker. Mrs. Apple recovers improvement was reported yester Day in the condition of mrs. Sarah Apple wife of the late attorney John n. Apple and one of Smith port s most esteemed residents who was stricken with a severe attack of illness last week. Rev. Atkins leaves Hospital Rev. H. H. Atkins pastor of the East Smethport Union Church and the Farmers Valley United Breth Ren Church was discharged from the Kane Community Hospital last new compensation referee for 4mstrict governor James has named Jesse George Smith of Warren work men s compensation referee for this District succeeding Earl h. Beshlin of Warren who held the Post under governor Earle. Considerable confusion has been noted among persons who confuse the Post of District a employ saturday after being incapacitated ment referee to which attorney for a month by serious injuries sus Harvey Berkhouse. Of Kane has just trained when his car sideswiped an appointed and District Corn other vehicle and then hit a tree on sensation referee which also pays the Valley Road. The beloved pastor s recovery is highly Gratifying to his Large legion of friends. Taken to Warren John Contanzo of Smethport was taken to the state Hospital in Warren yesterday by Mckean county sheriff Merle e. Dickinson. The Man recently arrested on a Nuis Ance charge will be confined to the institution for treatment. Sheep killing Bear Roy w. Mauer of West Pike pot Ter county shot a 300-lb. Black Bear on his farm after the animal devoured four sheep. County Aid for five Mckean co. Hospitals for Relief cases the Mckean county commission ers have granted Aid to the county s five hospitals As follows Bradford Hospital Kane Summit Hospital Kane Community Hospital port Alle Gany Hospital Fairview hos Pital Detolla the commissioners under the state act of 1937 that abolished poor boards and set up institution districts in the counties Are permitted to make appropriations to incorporated hospitals from either county or institution District funds. They May appropriate to unincorporated hospitals from county funds Only. The current appropriations to the three hospitals in Bradford and Kane which Are incorporated Are made from institution District Money while the remaining comes from county funds for the port Allegany and Fairview hospitals not incorporated All subject to agreement with county commissioners regarding Relief cases. A salary of yearly. The jobs Are separate ones. New state nurses Are named for Mckean county appointment of miss Mayfred Burroughs and mrs. Marion Bryant both of Bradford As state nurses for Mckean county was announced by or. John Shaw Pennsylvania Secretary of health monday. They replace miss Mary Nash and mrs. Gertrude Ledden of Brad Ford who received their appoint ments from or. Edith Macbride Dexter former head of the health department who resigned. Bible school opens the vacation Bible school at the Baptist Church opened monday morning with a Large enrolment of boys and girls. The faculty is anxious to have every boy and girl pos sible to attend the sessions of the school and would urge parents to encourage their children to be pres ent. The school is open for All boys and girls in the Community Between the Ages of three and sixteen. Bradford Driver Hurt a. Mcgee 23, of Bradford was treated for minor injuries at the Coudersport Hospital after his Auto Mobile was wrecked in a plunge Over a Steep embankment on the Synne Mahoning Highway. New features booked for 1939 Mckean fair european novelties secured As free program arranged some splendid attractions Are be ing booked by president r. W. Hil ton for the 35th annual Mckean county fair and races which starts in Smethport labor Day monday sept. 4th, and continues four Days and nights. Some of the Best free nets Ever seen in this Section of the United states some of which Are european importations have already been contracted through the prank Wirth booking Agency and negotiations Are in Progress for several others. Among acts already listed Are Gregoreski a sensational european importation who does a daring Cloud swing at a dizzy height and performs a death jump into space with a Hangman s noose around his neck the Franz troupe of trick bicycle performers the four by Inos acrobats and Harry Rittley comedy artist. Some of these acts Are playing their first year in the United states. A number of splendid features never before seen at the fair Are be ing planned and will be announced later. Workmen Are now engaged in placing the grounds and buildings in readiness for the fair. Applications for space on the mid Way have been coming in for the past several months indicating an other big Midway of rides shows and concessions. The fair association permits no gambling and exerts every Effort to keep the mid Way free from All objection Al Fea Tures. With harness races Large exhibit of farm Stock poultry show horses and other exhibits together with the horse pulling contests and the Many other attractions the Public can look for Ward to four Days and nights High class entertainment. The anticipated splendid of mayor Ryan to run announces candidacy for Mckean county commissioner Hon. Hugh j. Ryan popular mayor of Bradford prominent dental sur Eon and world War Veteran has announced his candidacy for county commissioner of Mckean county in the Republican primary race. Elected mayor at Bradford on the democratic ticket in 1935, mayor Ryan again affiliated with the re publican party last fall to support the candidacy of governor James. During his term As mayor he has proved his Independence of thought and action repeatedly. His term in office has been entirely satisfactory to his constituents. Maj or Ryan is Well qualified to perform the duties of county com missioner and is bound to be a decided Factor in the Republican Pri Mary race. The popular official s announce ment appears on the editorial Page of today s Democrat. New China City replaces los Angeles landmark Buddhist rites Devil dancers and the traditional cavorting chinese lion featured pageantry in los an Geles new China City recently when that picturesque Quarter was cleaned of ghosts and demons. Replacing the old Chinatown which was evacuated to make Way for a new Union station China City is the site of Many historic incidents of Early los Angeles Days its past. The ceremonies were intended to Lay the ghosts of Many to attend motor club picnic local delegation will go to Celoron wednesday Smethport will be largely represented at the first annual motorcade and picnic of the Mckean county motor club to be held at Celern Park up Chautauqua Lake next wednesday july 19. There will be a Pony league Bass Ball game Between Bradford and Jamestown in the afternoon and the entertainment program will Fea Ture buddy Fisher and his band with ton of Harmony singers and Eddie Roecker noted baritone and four acts of vaudeville. A Basket picnic will be held at p. M., with free Coffee furnished by the club. Speakers will be Thomas c. Frame chief Engineer of the Penn a. Dept. Of highways and John Rupp president of the state motor federation. In the evening a business meeting will be held for the election of club directors. Harry g. Garvin of Bradford Secretary of the county organization expects an attendance of from 1200 to 1500. A special halt Price will be Given club members and families on All amusement rides at the Park. Mrs. Grover called local woman is stricken on trip to Saskatchewan according to news received by Smethport relatives mrs. Ada eng or Well known local woman was stricken with a severe attack of ill Ness while Enro Ute to Bures Saskatchewan Canada to visit her sister mrs. Lewis Lenton and family. Reports indicate that mrs. Engler was first stricken in Moose jaw but was Able to continue to Bures after receiving treatment. It was Neces sary to take her to a Ospital in Regina later. Smethport relatives fear she May Lave suffered a stroke. Mrs. Engler a widow was accompanied on the Long trip to Saskatchewan by her three Small children two boys and a girl. Mrs. Engler s Many local friends Lope for improvement in her Condi Smethport firemen will keep right on marching members of the Smethport fire department accepted several More invitations to March in parades in nearby towns at their regular july meeting last thursday evening. Tomorrow Friday evening the Mok eaters will go to Allegany n. Trips will be made to St. Marys on saturday july 22, and to Coudersport on thursday july 27. Official action has been deferred on several More invitations on file or parades during August. The ocal department will attend the Lentral Pennsylvania District fire men s association convention in Houtzdale pa., on August 15-16-17. Motor vehicle inspection period nearing the end owners of Pennsylvania motor Are reminded that the Quad Erly period for inspection and approval which started May 1, will end at Midnight on monday july 31st. All cars and trucks registered in his state must Bear the official inspection sticker before the deadline. Pennsylvania motor police will conduct a vigorous drive to Clear the Ilg ways of delinquent motorists Between August 1 and october 31. Attorney Berk House is new compensation referee governor James has named at Orney Harvey j. Berkhouse of Cane who was his classmate at Dickinson Law school As unemployment compensation referee for his District. The Job it is believed he will be referee or unemployment compensation District no. 2, which includes my Cean Potter Elk Cameron Clin ton Clear Field Center and Jeffer son counties. Try Democrat Job printing esteemed local lady Dies at main St. Home mrs. Sarah b. Grover aged 70. Esteemed Smethport lady passed away at her Home on East main Street last saturday morning at o clock. Mrs. Grover had been in failing health for some time but had been Active until last thursday when she suffered a stroke at her Home. The deceased was born december in port Allegany the Daugh Ter of or. And mrs. John e. Falk who were Pioneer residents of nor wich. She married Enos Grover of Crosby a Well known Dairy farm owner and civil War Veteran of Crosby on april 14, 1888. Following or. Grover s death she purchased a Home in Smethport in 1927 and moved Here to take up her permanent residence. Survivors Are an adopted son Freeman Falk two Sisters mrs. Jennie Nunn and mrs. Carl acre of port Allegany three Brothers Fred Falk Convos Falk and Arthur Falk All of port Allegany. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Grover was a lady of estimable qualities and a wide Circle of friends will mourn her death. Following a prayer service at the family residence monday at p. M., the body was taken to the meth Odist episcopal Church where the funeral was held at 2 o clock the Rev. H. Bailey of canopus band visit Good will visit to Davis was a very Happy event the Smethport canopus club with the splendid cooperation of the Smethport band paid the first of its summer series of Good will visits o nearby towns last thursday even no with a get together dinner at the Community Church at Davis thriving Hill top Oil town. The motorcade bearing con orians headed by a Quaker state refinery truck conveying the band left town at p. Brief stops were made at Ormsby and Cyclone Enro Ute to Davis where the band gave Short concerts. Forty local leaders were in the Conopast delegation and 25 Davis citizens were guests of the local club. A delicious dinner was prepared and served by the members of the ladies Aid of the Church. Hon. Charles g. Hubbard presi Dent judge of Mckean county re presenting the canopus club was the speaker of the occasion and gave a splendid Good will talk. The band rendered a splendid pro Gram which was greatly enjoyed and the occasion was a delightful one which will Long be remembered by Davis folks and their Smethport guests. These canopus Good will visits which have been a regular summer feature for a number of years past have been a wonderful medium of promoting closer Friendly relations Between towns of this Region. The canopus club and band Are to be commended for their splendid work. Harold Lee canopus president presided at the Davis meeting. Catch thief at Eldred garage Edward Brunei held on burglary charge Edward c. Bruner of Duke Cen Ter was captured at Midnight Sun Day night while attempting to Rob the j. E. Mitchell garage in Eldred. The Man was captured by con stable Golden of Eldred or. Mitchell and other citizens after he had forced entry to the garage building. Bruner had rifled the Cash Regis Ter and had opened the garage Safe but the Only loot he obtained was 2c pennies found in the Cash Register after being arrested Bruner was brought to Smethport and lodged in the Mckean county jail. Questioned by officers he admit Ted the theft of Worth of rope from the Nichols Oil lease on Colum Bia Hill near Rixford which was reported to local county authorities some time ago according to sheriff Merle e. Dickinson. Driver and stolen car both wrecked James Rice 24, coloured of Brad Ford suffered a Pelvic fracture and an Emory hotel taxi reported stolen from the hotel curb a few hours earlier was badly wrecked when the vehicle rolled oven an embankment on the hungry hollow Road near Bradford sunday night. Three guests of Monsieur Rice a who were enjoying the stolen fruits of his Brief flights to the realms of opulence escaped injury As their lost headed for a possible trip to Smethport jail House by anguished route of the Bradford Hospital. Plan kayak regatta the eskimos will invade Smith port on monday afternoon july 28 when the local rotary club will hold a Fayak regatta on Hamlin Lake. There will be special events for Smethport and East Smethport children. 11 to 13 years of age and two races straight 200 Yards and a shuttle relay. Boys 14 to 16 will compete in the following races straight course Portage and shuttle. Boys scouts of the Mckean pot Ter Cameron Council not Over 17, Are eligible to compete. Prizes will be awarded to winners and for the Best kayak built by a boy. Aviation boosters meet a Large number of Mckean county aviation boosters held a dinner meeting last evening at the com Mercial hotel in it. Jewett and discussed plans for a county air port. The county commissioners recently adopted a Resolution that the project should not be sponsored by he county. More county land for Federal Forest Pittsburgh july Tion proceedings against 70 b acres of land in Hamilton township my Kean county were filed today in Federal court by Stanley Granger assistant u. S. Attorney. The tract is on a tributary of the Tionesta Creek owned by Carl Pear son of Wetmore and others. The government wants it to add to the National Forest reserves. Cemetery. Cubs and parents picnic Smethport cub scouts and their parents held a picnic at Mccoy stadium tuesday evening prior to Kane ragweed drive Kane which has for its meal ticket the Lack of them Hay fever sufferers who flock to the Mountain top town at this time of the year from All Over the nation for Relief from the ailment a Community drive to All ragweed in the Borough limits to remove the Only possible source of Hay fever aggravation in the town. Shops booming As a result of new regulations a regular monthly meeting of pack governing Railroad rolling Stock the no. 80. Seventy five Boj s and adults attended. Cub master c. Alderfer conducted the meeting. Awards were granted As follows David Johnson Wolf judge and Bob Healy lion badge and Gold Arrow Point. A feature of the interesting pro Gram was a softball game Between he cubs and their fathers. Huge meteor lights Section tuesday night Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad shops in Brookville Are making necessary alterations and improvements to Railroad cars and equipment. A Force of 80 men is employed. Register Scott honoured Register of wills Ralph e. Scott of Mckean county was signally Hon ored yesterday by being elected vice president of the Pennsylvania registers association. The county officials have been holding their 12th annual Conven Tion in Atlantic City n. J., this week. New health officer Edward Holzwarth of Bolivar run near Bradford has been named state health officer for Mckean county succeeding John Leonard of Bradford. Oiling county roads the Mckean county maintenance division of the Pennsylvania depart ment of highways is engaged in Oil ing the Black top roads in the county. Disabled vets picnic the disabled veterans Post of Mckean county will hold a picnic at the Lafayette club near Lewis run sunday july 30. Bradford Tot found after being lost 2 hours searchers found Dona Marie Sun Dahl 3-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Jack Sundahl of Bradford j two hours after she had become lost local residents were thrilled by on quintuple Hill overlooking that he spectacle of a great meteor which City sunday. The Tot had walked streaked northerly across the head two Miles through the Woods ens about o clock tuesday even no spurting fire and leaving a phosphorescent Trail. The meteor visible for an area of a Hundred Miles in several states fell in Lake Erie or Canada. Grade school Lawn a Crew of Young men employed by the Smethport Board of Educa Tion and directed by Arvid Hjelm maintenance superintendent is engaged in grading the Lawn in front of the school buildings Here and providing better drainage. The improvement will be note worthy when it is completed. Bus breakdown passengers of a new York bound greyhound bus were marooned in it. Jewett for several hours one night last week when an engine break Down occurred on Hazelhurst Hill. A Relief bus from port Allegany finally completed the trip. Cable theft charged county detective j. Allison of Smethport arrested Charles Bunce of Bradford last Friday on a charge of having stolen a Quantity of Cable from h. W. Bunt a drilling con tractor at a lease near Bradford. Duke Road bids the state Highway department paving .31 of a mile in Duke Center Otto township local authorities paying. Group of Smethport ladles friends of mrs. E. W. Workley of York n. Y., formerly of Smethport will motor to York tomorrow and be guests of the former local lady at a social function. Stull of Bradford is vis iting his grandparents or. And mrs. C. Van lad. Route 6 now Best Way to . Fair repairs finished important directors ses Sion in Towanda plans publicity for route route 6, Roosevelt across Pennsylvania is now in the Best condition throughout its entire 400 mile stretch across the state. Motorists to the world s fair will find this a very Scenic drive through ii ally wooded mountainous farm ing country. Plans for the annual meeting of the Roosevelt Highway association of Pennsylvania to be held at the Penn Wells hotel in Wellsboro on october 11, were discussed at a Din Ner meeting of the executive com mite at the Ward House in Towanda monday evening. The committee voted to incorporate the association in Pennsylvania. It was announced that the Roose velt Highway strip maps were in such great demand at the Pennsyl Vania building at the new York world s fair that a request for More had been received. In addition to the printed Public Ity sheets issued monthly the Roosevelt Highway association will Issue frequent mimeographed bulletins for information of members. Mayor Wendell Phillips of port Jervis n. Y., who attended the com Mittee meeting reported operation of a popular air plane service to the new York world s fair. Cars May parked free in port Jervis and a 30-minute flight to the fair grounds costs Only for a round trip. The journey by car from port Jervis requires at least two hours each through heavy traffic. Among those who attended the committee meeting were Charles w. Nein of Honesdale acting presi Dent of the Roosevelt Highway association of Pennsylvania Raymond b. Gibbs of Scranton Secretary George Dusinberry of Wellsboro and mayor Phillips. Smethport was represented by Field Secretary Henry j. Rice and Fred Nourse. Tray f icon this Road is medium and Good time can be made. Nearly 130 Miles of this Road has been improved or reconstructed in the past year making it today the fair Way to the travellers find the Roosevelt High Way route u. S. 6, and the Bridge Parkway route the Best Way to reach the world s fair site on Long Island for it eliminates the bother of driving through or even coming in Contact with the crowded congested streets of Manhattan. It enables them to drive to the Exposi Tion by Means of the splendid Westchester county Bronx River Parkway and the saw Mill River Parkway both of which Are very wide have few Cross streets and traffic lights and avoid All towns and cities. These Park ways Are beautifully landscaped for their entire length and reserved for the exclusive use of pleasure cars and offer connections with the two new Bridges constructed by the City of new Tri Borough Bridge and the Bronx Whitestone Bridge across the East River. Hardy is speaker describes Cleveland convention to local rotary club Fred Hardy principal of the port Allegany schools and prominent to Arian who represented the local notary club As Delegate As Well As its Home club at the convention of notary International in Cleveland not month was the guest speaker at the meeting of Smethport rotary at the colonial hotel monday noon. Or. Hardy gave a graphic report of the convention which was at ended by rotarians from All Points of the Globe. His splendid talk held the inter est of local club members. Robert Digel the local club s new president presided at monday s meeting for the first time. . Pomeroy improves after suffering a set Back due to an attack of pleurisy last week Mark m. Pomeroy Well known Smethport Man was reported to be improving satisfactorily yesterday from a stroke which has confined him to the me Dina n. Y., Hospital for several weeks. It is hoped that or. Pomeroy will in Able to return to his Home Here during the coming week. For. Barrett opens annual vacation Bible school Rev. For. Urban s. Barrett pastor of St. Elizabeth s Church opened his annual vacation Bible school Mon Day morning. Daily sessions will be held for two weeks. Teachers Are father Barrett and misses Ann and Eugenia Scanlon and Pauline Mclaughlin. No see no pumper contrary to expectations the Smethport fire department new Mack motor pumper was not delivered last saturday on account of a delay at the factory. The pumper had not arrived Here up to last night. Neal Fullmer wounded Kane cop to return to duty soon Neal Fullmer Kane policeman who was critically wounded 8 months ago by a shot gun blast fired by Vincent Cappello bartender at the former Kane Rouse in Kane when he entered the place to Stop a fight has fully recovered and returns to his police duties july 16. Fullmer was t Given hardly a Chance to live when he was taken to the Kane Community Hospital with a gaping wound in his Back particularly when pneumonia developed but a Strong Constitution brought him through. As a result of the shooting Cap Pello his assailant was sent to Pris on for a Long term when tried in Mckean county court in Smethport the Kane House License was revoked and it ceased to be a hotel and Frank Nicolazzo owner of the hotel is facing a string of to county court Here

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