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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 5, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume 53. Demo Iskat i inc. Uus Sull l1nuslky, mu1tok Smethport pa., thursday april 5, 1928 term8-42.m per year. No. 14 10cal Contra ii to a t. Downey will continue building program started several years ago b. T. Downey local building con tractor is anticipating a Busy sum Mer. In conversation with Tho Democrat editor bionday or. Downey stated that he expected to build 25 new houses in Trio nearby Oil Region this year. These houses Aro being erected by the big Oil companies operating in the nearby Hill top Region to House com Pany Field workers. The houses Are of attractive fungi now Type contain Aix rooms and Aro equipped with All modern conveniences. They Are leased to Oil Field worker at a reasonable rental. Last year it. Downey erected 2g houses of this Type in the to tween Ormsby and Rew City. At Simpson a considerable Community has grown with a Large number of these attractive new Homes a a a. Result of the building program which has been in Progress for several years under or. Downey s direction. In fact the entire Oil Region is thickly dotted with houses built by the local contractor. Big budding program has been a great Boon to the business life of Smethport. 95-year-old Pollyanna at Mckean county Home c. O. Taylor superintendent of the me item i county Home this to Ruyh informs Tho Democrat that one of Tho happiest most self reliant of Tho Largo number of Yuseth at Tho county is a 05-year-old lady a venerable Polly Anna who recently entered Tho Home. Or. Taylor stated that when Tho aged lady arrived at Tho Home provisions had been made due to her advanced years to provide her i t h More t ban Tho u Sti Al Good care Home guests accorded. However the extra preparations Woro unnecessary. This remark Able lady keen of Eye and mind and sprightly of body soon let it to known that she was perfectly competent to Lake care of herself. With a Happy word and ready smite for those she meets the Lovely Little old lady has endeared herself to All and supt. Taylor is convinced that she a no other than Pollyanna the original glad girl still maintaining a her healthy entry to the advanced Twilight of life Tho Happy Radiant personality which endeared the immortal Polly Anna to humanity. East Smethport Copper shop has been splendid Industry Tho big Copper shop of the Quinn chemical interests at East Smethport which has Given employment to a Large Force of highly skilled workers for two Nevirs Post will Complete its run in about two weeks time. During its existence the Plant has turned out a great Quantity of costly intricate equipment to be used in the manufacture of Wood product Chemi cals. High Grade Copper and pure Silver la the value of a kind s Ransom have been used in the work. The future of the local Industry pends largely on the results obtained from the Copper equipment after it a placed in steady use. If it holds up As satisfactorily As Tho company experts anticipate it is expected that the East Smethport shops will resume operations and run indefinitely igl ving Smethport a spleen i vex fee o ther hand if the equipment fails to meet the strenuous demands which will be made upon it the company experts will be compelled to adopt some other Metal for future install talons resulting Plant being abandoned. In the Loca Strong for Al Smith governor Alfred Smith of new York is Strong with the democrats of the Twenty third congressional District. Messers James Kerr of Deal Field Anc Chas. F. Schwab of Bradford Are candidates for delegates to the democratic National convention in Houston will Harry Collins and George a. Simpson of Bradford is without opposition. It is understood tha Slessers Kerr Schwab and colitis Wil support governor Smith for president while or. Simpson favors Senate Walsh of Montana building new residence Borough electric supt. Soth nor Man has purchased a lot at the Corne of King and Pike streets from c. C Choate and started work monday on the erection of a handsome new Resi Dence. John ii. Hoffman local contractor i con duct ing1 build ens operations. Cow testing association members to banquet Here the members of the Mckean cow testing association will hold Thor annual banquet at the method is Church dining Hall this Borough nex tuesday evening at o clock. Sap Harvest Large owners of sugar Bushes in this p Tion have about finished the harvesting of Tho annual Maple syrup this portion. The crop record breaker. Crop 1 reported local paving Survey completed bids soon it is possible that another Block of Street paving May be added to this summer s paving program in this h Ough. J. B. Oviatt is anxious to extend the proposed paving1 from Tho end of state Street to include the Large frontage of his residence property on Green Street to has informed the Council at his own expense. It a probable that the Council will authorize the work if Oviatt finally decider to have it one a state Highway dept. Surveying party arrived in. Smethport last thurs Day and made a Survey of the fou blocks of state King and Church streets surrounding the court House Square und adjoining the Mckean county jail properties this Borough which Are to be paved with Concrete this summer. The. Engineers completed their labors monday. Plans will now be prepared at division Highway Headquarters in Cle Arneld after which bids will be advertised by the state Highway dept. Which should permit work of paving1 to too started. Four or. The cos of this heeded paving1 which will provide parking space for motor cars of court visitors and Well greatly enhance the appearance of the county buildings. Is to be borne jointly by Mckean county and Bor Borough using earnings from the electric department to defray its share of Trio expense of paving by reason of the fact that the county a interested in the work the Santo Highway dept. Will conduct the Parrili m i nary work. Inc ending the and and letting of the bid and will supervise construction work. Clean up week Hibi of tax Levy fixed for current year at april meeting held monday night the first week of May was Oil scially Migi Atod is a Oil till clean up week in Sci Sporl at i he april meeting of the Borough Council held monday evening. Properly owners will by asked to thoroughly clean up their premises during1 Tho week and Deposit All refuse ii barrels which will boat Borough expense and away. In cases where properly owners fail to clean up the Borough will have the work done at the property owner s expense. The regular meeting1 of the Smith port Borough Council a a hold Mon Day voc Liik with Ostrander Abbey Bacon and Kirlen in attendance. Bur Gess a at. Brastel and solicitor c. Shattuck were also present a committee representing property owners of Marvin Street appeared be fore the Council and that Aid be Given in set curing Extension of the Borough water lines. Monduy night s meeting the county fixed Tho six Levy Cor the fiscal yearns follows Borough general 10 Mills electric Bond fund 7 Mills. Tho following1 Bills were read and ordered paid Smethport water co. Water John j. Hallatrow Street commissioner Karlstrom bros., supplies Democrat pub. Co., Holmes a in Allan sewer pipe j2.20 sell Norman salary. Crl Onu Mincer salary f. H Biever salary Claude Shat tuck salary j. D. Hogarth salary. Frank Peasley labor j9.00 Robert Hull labors s Fry labor Arthur Rice Tabor Lawrence labor Harold Wright labor r c. Rice supplies Samuel Green poles Smethport water co. Vator w. F. Specht. Insurance Bradford electric co., electric current Bartlett mfg. Co. Supplies. Holmes Gill Lynn hauling cinders Tai Dwig Hom Mel co., supplies m. Ii Kelly team work Jamestown electric Supply co., supplies firemen prepare to entertain Duke residents members of the Smethport fire department have completed plans for Tho entertainment of a delegation of Duko Center residents who will be of the local organization at its regular meeting As stated in Tho Democrat last week the Duke Cen Ter delegation coming Here to obtain information to expedite the on Iniz i Tion of a. Volunteer Jire department in that hustling Oil town. Last fall Duke Center residents purchased u costly Seagrave motor pumper and combination Hose chemical Ami ladder truck. Prospects for potato Creek electric service Bright last week folic kind of to Keystone Power corporation which supplies electricity to Smethport a municipal list it and Power system were in Srnel port to Confer with a delegation of Colegrove and Crosby residents re Jar diner an Extension of the Keystone company s transmission Linos from this Borough up the potato Creek Valley to Supply the two nearby towns. Tho Democrat understands that prospects Are Bright for the Extension bring built. Mrs. Burlingame s 86th birthday passes happily mrs. Ii. Burlin Eramo. Rove red Kasson lady celebrated her 86lh birth Day last thursday and in Honor of the auspicious occasion Neihbors and to Tho number of twelve assembled at the hospitable Burli grime farm Homo and a. Day of rare enjoy ment was Spont by All. At o clock a delicious three course1 dinner was served covers being1 in Pink and Wilto. During Tho afternoon in uric and games Wero on Joyed. Mrs. Burlingame to the Groat Delight of her wide Circle of friends is now on Tho Raij to recovery from a. Trovero illness from which she suffered for Over Throe years past up to the past Winter and her Natal Day found her in splendid health and a Periu aside from natural weakness from her la to illness. Comrade h. L. whose health has been poorly during Tho past Winter. Is now his friends Are delighted to learn also improving. And mrs. W. Gallup re turned Homo Yea Teni a from a Florida vacation trip. Bradford gunman pardoned Bradford sunday to a dispatch from Ila Risburg the state Board of pardons has room a Pardon for eyed of county convicted a few years v h Swort. Passed away thursday 29, at Harrison Valley Potte county at the age of 78 years. Or was Well known to Many Resi dents of Mckean county have in successfully conducted a Fine farm a Farmers Valley for Over forty year prior to his moving to Harrison Val Ley a Faw yours ago. Or. Swort s farm just this Side o the Valley a few Miles from Smith i Hurt. Was purchased by Frank Moore of the Mckean county Oil refiner who built a Tine country Home on the place. Surviving relatives Are two migh ters. Mrs. Alfred stration of Farmers Valley and miss Theresa. Swort o Crosby one son John Swort of por Allegany one sister. Mrs. Emm h Tat Hen of Harrison Valley and on brother who resides in och Ithoma funeral services were held monday in the methodist episcopal Church White Vitle or. V., and interment a made at that place. Buffalo contractor is Low bidder on by Trail link Fred Knieke Borg of but no n a. Was the Low bidder for construct Ion of Tho first link on the Kane Bradford Short route it was found Ian thursday when bids Wero opened b the department of highways it Harris Burg. Ink Ken Erff s bid of 27.g75 feet of Concrete Highway. In one in Hanein and townships Between Corner mar it. Jewel and Lewis run. No a Bradford or. Knicker by is s company Hull the Strau h of Concrete Highway be tween Hazel Harht ant Jewell Sev Erat years a pro. This is one of the 1 pieced of Road construction in this Sec Tion. Betty Jean Herzog of jetty Jean five weeks old in of or. Mrs. William Herzog 40 North a Levonah Street Olean. Died a her a Norm Friday morning. Mirch 30 at 4 a in., following a Short o Nenei Imnel i. It Sodom her parents she is survive Aero of second Deg co murder. The by Ono of lifter Dorothy and one brother victim in this Cense a Man known As Joo Furphy. In a fight on main Street Here. Murphy was killed d John Catonia Wah seriously refinery head moves from Warren to Smethport k. R. Tanner Prosi dont of the my Kean county refining co., which operates the Large refinery at Farmers Valley has leased Tho Tull residence on water Street and saturday brought his family from Warren. Vrh Ero Tufty have Rosido for a Turnof a of years to Smethport where they will now reside. Mrs Simkins injured j. B. Simkns received painful lacerations of the Index finders of both hands at Tho Home of her Daugh Ter mrs. Lloyd Kohn of a diff Street of on Day Whon t h r Rhomb we re caught in an electric clothes Wrin crop. Or. A Ostrander attended Tho injured lady. William or. Funera services worn hold Sunn. Afternoon at Ono thirty o clock at the House and two o clock at venture s Church. I urine Llona venture u Cine try. St was Ron a s1 save a life Campaign is now on 1.1 Wal Aix now conduct 1 of free i n at i on a of to Maclian sni of motor cars and Are issuing Tho of Lucial Wilid shield Atlo Krch attus Liik the Michili Ideal of vehicles to of Nora Huhti upon n Ihn next . D. A. s Subj act Trio Drews of our mothers and he paper in most a frs. .1 subject and she treated the subject ii n no be i f r n i to. I d i off an o re x i a i Story Iborti ii diff the of Perit cos of n american Kir and brought up ii China and then went it America t act end 1 1 or reactions t or non were most mjs.4 icon not with a Juliy Alful piano Solo Ala him old and ass a a accompanist. Near Gale causes damage a High wind which attained the near velocity of i if fed Loca 11. a Rishiy afternoon nil c so run Monfre. Tjio roof of i cupola atop hid Imp Rai by rms in main Street was blow off. The loitered of no Side of of nitric in front of Clark Druff Storo on Street was dem new garage firm Tho now firm of Potnik look of the i on s t. I n is Roet s n and a with an auspicious Start of business Priatno late a Laboratory Export of the san Debaker Kouth rend ind., is in chaff it of the Niec Hanit Al department of Tho Tonti Gar ago. Hon Vino. 10. Son of or. An Oca dairymen s herds set splendid Marks Tho ills lie Ixl for milk ant Button in of Iho Caw Assn. Ownne d. My Van of Smith milked Olf Fht Cowa a or ago of 1316 pounds of milk Tost Wijt Eicr com., Nui Lryni 4.1.3 pounds f list Turkut. Con. E. H. Mckoin of shot Lipory won Conil in milk Tuil Bult Craft Giro Dot on. Ill Liik live cows with fun nver of 10-10 Iliou Inch of milk testing 3.g7 or making 38.-i pounds of us Erfu per cow. Lviv in own Tho a Lgth in Atli Bubo real and milk production oth being purebred Iio Stoina. Trio Lelih cow in butter Ftp produced id undo butt Trtat Raul Tho cow in Nilk production uni deed 1845 pounds milk. The Lii Fli loss info Liard 13 owned by c. Acid rows a Bradford with an Virago Lent of 6 per Range . Democrat want ads Eret or autos. Mrs. Philip Stravino Solo ugly with inf amatory Dhoti Matlum. Local trapper hangs up big season record i cd i of Trutzl. Will known ice Rel Man Lias Init in n i Omar Kalolo trap Ilioiu record in nearby Foi costs Clu intr Tho Wason which will not him approximately Jisoo in bounties and pelts. During Iho season or. Pol Ruzzel Luib Kcal a to Tiu of 30 Fox 6 Mink 12 to Riih and Sverai Mun knit. Liln a Lio loved to net to lick Cha son s Wrapp Tiff Mccoid for the irl Clilly. Or. Ward Burdick noted pathologist Dies in Denver or. Ward Burdock. Aged 48, of Don in Colorado i Ltd saturday mar Chi or. Burdock wag a son of Byron and Georgia Thomnas Burdock a Nephew of f. A. Burdick of it Northport and a Cousin of r. E. Burdock Sidney Bur Dick and Burdock. Also of Thea Taco. During tils younger Daya to lived in this Section leaving for Tho West where he was an outstanding Success in his chosen profession. Tho following article appeared in a Denver newspaper Anont the passing this prominent physician or. Ward t. Siu do Csc director of Trio pathological clinics the children s and Park As Urmia. Twenty four hours before he was stricken or. Burdock was As he declared to his friends Tho Best of going about his tasks arid preparing for a sunday out of doors. A native of Pennsylvania where to was born in 1880, or. Burdock received education in the Public schools and when he selected Medicine is ills profession he became a student of the american. College at St. Louis taking Post graduate work at Washington University. In to married Las Irma. Kin Derviter of St. And came to Denver a year later. Identifying him self with Tho National jewish Hospital from which experience to decided to spot Lalloz in clinical pathology. Devoted to bin profession it Home. Or. Stir Dick found Ottmo to give something of himself and ills enthusiasm to a Hoith in addition to being n. Member of Tho Denver City county medical is he Wii a member of Hie rotary Ami University clubs of Trio i he Beta i medical fraternity and a . At Hie Lime of death or. Burdock was soc Olai a of Tho National society of clinical Polho Logiste. To is survived by his wife and a daughter Lune in services will to conducted by the masons at the Yunier mortuary tuesday it Ter noon Jit 2 o clock. Interment will to in Tho Tower of memories at Crown Mill cemetery. Sneak thief works fast posing a san electric Ropnik Man a sneak to Lief entered the cloak room of the if. Ruha Stoio in Bradford tues Day Stoio from the of Anna Nelson a clerk. Severe electrical storm a Sevrro electrical storm kept this Vicinity tuesday morning and conf id local electrical service for n. Turno an a result of lightning s effects upon the wires. Schools close too East Coj the. Broutch schools will clone Fri Day for the annual vacation of one week. Rehearsals for that s legion show miss Dorothy Brainard director employed by the c John n. To germ producing co. Of Ohio has arrived in Smethport and will Start this week re hear dint Tho Large Home Talent which will Presont Tho tuneful musical comedy that for the Benefit of Ruck will Post am Korican at Tho legion lyceum april Lfi-17. Miss or Oxnard directed the lotion s Sucre Wiful production of Kathleen a year ago and is a Clever artist. Don t forget to Plant your Sweet on Good Friday. T have giant spencor in separate colors and mix Tures. Will Lej Ivor. Phone 203. H. G. Adult

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