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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 7, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Mckean Democrat the Democrat covers i i the entire news Field of Mckean it Aims to be your paper. Volume Xiv us mocha i ubi Jisheng co inc. Smethport pa., thursday april 7, 1921. Per year. No.-14. Or. Woolsley of Pittsburgh representing the general electric company who was to have met with the Borough Council at their regular meeting Mon it impossible to reach Smethport on that Date and As n re sult requested that the mutter of considering the electrical proposition lie put. Over one week until monday april 11. The Borough Council acted favourably upon this request and the result will n be a great get together meeting it the Hose Parlours monday night Nurt the general Public is invited to intend. The matter of electric Light arid Power should be a Al Tel one to every resident of Liis Borough. The fact that electric service is needed Here is beyond dispute and it remains to de Termine just what will be the Best method of procedure to secure such service. The sentiment in favor of the Bor Ough taking upon itself the installation of electric Light service is gaining in popularity every Day and unless opposition of unsuspected strength develops there is every reason to Hope for Multi _ mate Success in the movement. The Democrat has been strongly in favor of the proposition from its inception and has kept its readers in formed of every move in the negotiations. It believes that the installation of electric service by the Borough would eventually the greatest material Benefit to Smethport and urges every Friend of the prow Sutlon to be present at the Hose House next monday night at s o clock and make his influence Felt in favor of this excellent move in the right direction. Jetting of Fine weather the county s largest tree 1 Tho Democrat recently in mentioning that a movement was on foot in another county to locate that county s largest tree suggested that a similar move ment be started in Mckean Conn to. The other Day Jake my Imide a Well known local Man who is Well versed in woodcraft informed the Democrat that he and been by our suggestion and had accordingly measured a giant soft Maple tree on the Campbell farm near Smith port and found it to be Ingvi it around the trunk three feet above the ground. Or. Mcbride stated that he had no idea this would compare with the size of the largest tree in Mckean county but he thought it would eclipse any other tree of the soft Maple variety in the county. We thank or. Mcbride for his inter est in our suggestion and invite further complications from Resi dents of the county on this topic. Might we ask our county exchanges also take up this mat Ter and a comparison of figures later should Settle conclusively the location and dimensions of Mckean county s largest tree. Contract for appearance of Smethport Ball players Are already loosening up the Winter kinks and getting in condition for the summer season which according to present Indi cations will Start at in earlier Date than usual in this town. Nearly every member of last year s team will be out on the lot when the first general practice is called and prospects Are Bright for a wealth of new material to be on hand for a try Ellis season travelling with out. Bob Hull and Tommie Clark who pitched most of the games last year Are lumbering up their whips and predicting strike out records for the Corn ing season. Louie Hull Mcgownn Howard Denning. Mccarthy. Walker Mcdermott Peeler Mckenna Kohn ind not forgetting Paul Denning one of the fastest men in baseball should form the nucleus of a fast Ball team. Has a Good crowd of Loyal fans willing to support a Ball team that can win most of its starts and from present indications the season should have a prosperous beginning. Entertainment course. Last week the executive committee of bucket null Post american legion signed contracts with the White entertainment Bureau Boston for n course of four entertainments to be presented in Smethport next fall and Winter for the Benefit of the Post. The attractions secured Are four of the test musical companies under the White last week a predicted in the Democrat of thursday Hon. H. W. Hil ton president of the Mckean county fair association signed contracts with the Harry copping carnival com Pany to furnish the Midway for this year s fair which will be held in Smethport september 13, 14, 15 and 16th. The Harry copping organization is one of the largest on the. Rond with everything new and up to the minute its own train of cars and is undoubtedly the largest amusement Enterprise which has Ever visited this Section. The press j of lending cities of the East where the carnival has appeared without n dissenting note unite in praising the Quality of the copping attractions. It is a splendid recommendation to the Enterprise of the fair association that they were Able to secure an attraction of this magnitude to furnish the Midway this year. This is in line with the plans of the officers to make this year s fair and races the Best in this Section of the United states. Other surprises in the line of feature attractions will be bounced from time to time. The Man-1 gement has every reason to expect wonderful racing programs this year. Is a big position. Quin Brothers Are preparing to put Largo capital in Sizer Lite project. Dui tag a visit to Smethport recently h. Quinn of clean in Conversa. Tion kith the writer stated that the Quinn who recently Pur chased the Simerville Mineral Springs and contemplate the expenditure of approximately for the erection of a hotel and making that spot an at Tractive health incl pleasure resort were in addition to this planning to bottle the famous Siz Orvllle Mineral Waters and place them. On the Market on h. Large scale. Or. Quinn facetiously stated that once the new com Pany got started properly they expected there would he no further need of the study of or granting degrees in Medicine after the famous water is once placed on the Market. Of this be True brigadier general Sawyer late of Marion Ohio will he looking apprehensively from Washington d. C., to Simerville pa., where menace is loom ing. Or. Quinn further stated that a dying1 horse on a farm near Siz Erville was Given some of the water from the famous Spring and immediately despite the fact that it was an old and senile bit its owner kicked the Side out of the House and after it was finally subdued showed such signs of renewed Energy that it has been tried out on the Racetrack and threatens to smash the record of Man o seriously or. Quinn intimated that he and his associates Are prep Rizig to spend a sum of Money of put Simerville in As prominent place on the map As us really meritorious medicinal Waters and the natural Beauty of its surroundings warrant. It should be a highly profitable venture. Official a 8. War pictures will be presented by Bucktail Post american legion next monday. Next monday evening at the Star the Enire the official War Deuart ent habited under1 the auspices Bucktail Post american legion. The pictures which provide a two Lour show not Only show pictures of every engagement in which american troops participated but feature tie campaigns of the 2sth Keystone division with which so Many of our boys saw service. This promises to he one of the most interesting exhibitions residents of Smethport and Vicinity have Ever been will hold Bazaar also present musical. Comedy intention of buc mail Post Ai a meeting of Bucktail Post. American legion hold monday night projects for n. Bazaar to be hold next month and a Home to Lent musical pro. Duct Ion sometime later in the summer for the Benefit of the Post were Dis cussed. Mrs. H. Wells who in lie past Lias directed Somo of the most successful events of this kind Ever held in Smethport has generously consented to take charge of the exacting task of directing both events for the veterans and this fact will insure that both benefits will he events to he looked Forward to with interest by Resi. Dents of Smethport and Vicinity. At monday night s meeting it was decided to again postpone the joint meeting of Mckean Post. G. A. R. And Post at which the colors of presented to the younger veterans until such such time As it will be possible for All civil War heroes to be present. Following the business meeting Tho ref Resh ments committee served a de Licious repast. The members of Tho Borough Council who and been in ses. Slon for their regular april Council meeting in the Council Chambers Down stairs in the Borough building were invited to participate in the repast As guests of the Post and complied. The Borough lawmakers enjoyed the Culi nary skill of the famous Buckhall Cooks to the utmost. Tho former organization will he Woodmen in Assembly wednesday yesterday delegates from the Vart Oas Camps of modern Woodmen of America assembled in Smethport for the annual county convention. Repro. Ves Ironi Bradford. Alle Jany. Covy Vilie my Crosby were in attendance guess of the local Camp which by the Way is Onex of Tho largest and most flourishing in the but so lately attained this prosperous growth is to to ready to handle the Field Day sports and Parade which so often Are features of Woodmen s meetings. However the delegates were Given Hearty welcomes a Fine dinner was l Aull la Juii u Ufeu a t u t served in the dining room at the of be privileged to witness and win a i did ____., and visitors seemed entirely i edly attract a record breaking crowd. Manager Choate of the Star has generously made it possible for the legion to conduct this show with the result that the Post should realize n substantial sum. Tickets Are now Selling. The bringing of these motion pictures to Smethport is in Many ways equiv Alent to a tour of the battlefields of France and Belgium during the Days when history was being made and when such a tour was impossible except for those High in command. The films Are uncensored and they Are absolutely accurate from an historical standpoint. Notwithstanding the fact that two entire reels Are devoted to picturing the activities of the 2sth division scores of other units Are shown. What the War department has attempted to do and the calf los unite in averting that it has been successful is to present n Gen last year in spite of the Short time nil comprehensive slice of a e to prepare the announcement that the f. N a races had been resumed it the local fair under or. Hilton s direction caused horsemen to cancel other fairs and head for Smethport with the result that there were several faceless fairs in this Section of the country. All of the old timers found the same fair management and will undoubtedly lie treatment which was accorded them the of infest course Ever Presente a Here. the a formerly Cnoc Here and the attractions follow Plymouth male and instrumentalists. Versatile entertainers concert company. Crawford eminent violinist and his concert company. Indies Superior Musi Cal attraction. Tax Levy for Road purposes decided upon at meeting of Keating township supervisors monday. At Thor meeting in this Borough on monday the rond supervisors of boat. Ing township decided to Levy n special the the five Milts lax for Road purposes resulting Revenue together with Money from other sources will make about available for Road purposes in Tho township this year. The younger element of horsemen were completely won by the Smethport fair with the result that Many of them have signified their intention of re turning and incidentally the local is Socin Tion has Ticen receiving some complimentary advertising in racing Cir cles which is hound to attract Many owners Here next fall. The attractions carried by the cop Ting carnival this year consist of 15 acts and shows including n merry go round Ferris wheel air plane swing laughing gallery dog and Pony show athletic show 10 in 1 show Over the top circus sideshow Busy City mechanical show coloured Plantation musical show. The outfit also carries a in piece hand. Or. Hoffman agent for the amuse ment Enterprise was a fellow student with Kenneth Mayo a Smethport boy. Now Iri Cleveland at Dickenson Law i school. J some of the films were made it the extreme risk of life and have been re leased Only recently with the lifting of wartime censorship. There Are feet of wonderful films photographed by the signal corps u. S. Army with the with their treatment. The business session occurred yester Day afternoon too late to be covered for this Issue and a More extended convention will be give account of the in next week. Institute entertainments United Spates senator from Ohio has been secured for Smethport appearance. County superintendent of schools c. W. Lillibridge has signed contracts with the White entertainment Bureau of Hoston for the course of evening in. Text ailments to be presented in connection with the Mck Cap county teachers Institute in Smethport next fall. Tic entertainments this year will be tie finest Ever presented it the local Institute Tho Cost being approximately in addition to two spleen Tell cd concert companies sup. Jylli Bridge has practically concluded or run go mints who by senator Frank american troops on the Battle line in Willis of Ohio will deliver a Onu evening during Institute lecture week. France and Belgium. Council petitioned for Mechanic Street paving at the regular meeting of the Bor Oisiu a monday night a petition carrying the signatures of about Sev Enty taxpayers was presented asking for the paving of Mechanic Street in improvement that is certainly needed. Because the citric service proposition is now occupying the undivided attention of Tho Council the petition was Laid on the table until some action nylons the lighting and Power matter is taken. It is expected that the paving proposition will to discussed it the next regular meeting of the Council. J Willis who is a noted educator appeared at the local Institute As an instructor in 1013, when he made Many friends. Since that time he has ser Veti a. Term As governor of Ohio and list fall was elected to succeed pres ident Harding As United slates Sena Tor. Ii. J. Rice of Smethport Atten ded Aorta College of which Willis is president and is a. Warm personal Friend of the senator. It was through the efforts of his Smethport friends that Willis has consented to make a special trip to Smethport. To deliver an address. Har Road planks i phone 170r13 ind of 13. In. Hyde in. Buffalo this week Francis quirk of the main Street garage. Is in Hii Finlo this week it the Kord District service station where is is thoroughly informing himself in the working and repair of new Ford de vices ii imn its various motor vehicles. Jar. Quirk the. Chief Mechanic it the the Democrat 6 months for j1. Spec. Himself informed to in Back to Zounar offer. Instant on motor mechanics. As a result of lion. John a. Flaz Gibbon making it pin in that the plan of establishing n great National Forest which would include most of Mckean county would in no ways to a Dcarl. Ment to private Enterprise of any kind the members of the Northwestern Oil producers association who had previously declared themselves of again St to project at their meeting last saturday in Bradford rescinded their former action and adopted a resold Lon placing their organization on acc Ord is wholly in Envor of the National Forest plan. The action of the Oil men is to to highly commended and removes the Only possible opposition to Tho plan. Their action is entirely consistent for Lucre Are no harder workers Forest fire prevention than and the placing of Mckean county Timber kinds under Federal direction with add d precautions against will work to the Mutual advantage of All parties conceded. The Federal Forest which was described fully i the Democrat last week Ivyll consist of and will take in practically All of Mckean county with Smethport occupying an important geographical position in the scheme. The plan is not Only designed to reforest and restock with Gamo Large Ore a of waste land throughout this Section of the Santo but Calls for flood abatement plans to guard Trio Allegheny and Ohio River valleys by the creation of big reservoirs which will offer Opportunity for Beautiful lakes to be created which will hold Tho flood Waters in Check to be released in to the Allegheny River inter at Low water period in connection with the plan Slackware ring that Stream fender ,1 no frown Pitta by go act Ocean. The Federal government will have approximately a million dollars Avail. in july to Start the work. This project is bound to put Smethport on Tho map by a Large majority by rens of the important part this town is bound to Piny by reason of being situated it the Junction of two of Tho chief feeders of the Allegheny River. To project is bound to prove a spleen thing to to town but to Tho county and Section at Large. Tho Bradford Era contains Tho Fol lowing communication from representative Fitzgibbon and copy of the Bill to be passed by the state to permit the United states government to acquire this huge tract. Continued on Page 2, col. 3. Show their attitude tuesday noon a committee from the canopus club drove to Backus and met with officials of Tho b. R. Kef p Railroad who Wero malting a tour of. Spec ton. Tho local committee went or Teh purpose of trying to induce the. B. P. Railroad to look favourably upon Tho proposition of taking Over the Kush Qun. Route Between Backus and Smethport and operating that Road is to give Smethport excl ont Parson Ger freight and mall service. Tho officials Wero very attentive to he proposition and promised to give it consideration Wyllo expressing some doubts As to it being an investment hat would warrant the by necessary to put Trio Road in fret class condition. They Wero willing to to shown however and advised the committee to prepare data showing As Early As possible what volume of freight and passenger service that could reasonably to assured t them in the event of their taking Over the Road and to present same at another meet no arranged for inter to would certainly be a great con Van Lonco to Smethport if the Road was put in shape and operated with regu. Larty and there is no do Tibt if Mich. Was the Caso a comfortable Revenue could to looked for by Tho operators. In Harrisburg last Friday the state Highway department rejected All bids on the 6 Miles of Highway improve ment from Smethport up Marvin Creek on the route of the Smethport to it. Jewett Highway also1 Tho bids for. The surfacing of the Highway on the other Side of hew Hil on the Smethport to Bradford Road. Bids for these jobs had previously been refused several weeks ago but were re advertised to be opened last thursday. The state it is understood has a definite object in View in rejecting Tho bldg two times namely the elimination of an undesirable contractor. It is understood that bids for these two vital jobs will be again advertised to be opened the loth inst. And hat the bid of the contractor special of monday Tho Democrat 6 months for i. Spec. La Back to Normal offer. Recognition for col Mel designated is Santeg Dor to Meir Upin Ilie event of tie 6b Regon to Tonji Elstra Tion Beijing by this country As predicted Democrat. And mentioned in press dispatches from Washington Presil Dent Harding was either a prominent Smethport nmn or r. Wrenger 61 Texas for the Post. Both. Are close personal friends of pres debt and loth had prominent backing for the Gillett s sup port coming from members of the sen ate. Col. Gillett stated that it was jigs own opinion that the president choose a comp Winise in Didato for the mexican Post. However the Democrat is Able to state col Jillett s spa Gudld Quynh Fin tons for n diplomatic appointment Are not to by overlooked. He is mentioned for. Other posts equally important to ambassador to Mexico in the event the president does not designate him to is hot position notably ambassador to Chile the Mapy friends of the popular Onel in Smethport and throughout the nation Are confident that his eminent 3tness for the diplomatic service by reason of his extensive business inter ests acquaintance with National and world affairs gleaned from extensive travels Over the Earth s surface will be recognized by his Friend president Harding and know that he will Capa Bly perform the duties of any position for which he is chosen. In addition to his familiarity with the world s politics and business affairs who is non Persona grata with the do colonel has part men t and who from another state will not be recognized if he again attempts to file a bid under another name. A Harris burst says bids for 110 Milfs of Road construction were opened by the state department last Friday the bids being lower on several projects which were advertised last firms outside of Pennsylvania submit Ted bids. Highway commissioner Lewis s. Sadler announced later that bids offered Friday on the following projects have been rejected Mckean township Hamilton and Keating townships and Smethport Borough. The other bids opened were for pro. Jets in Adams Beaver Lon Jefferson Clear fled Columbia Montour brie Fayette Lawrence mar cer. Northampton and York counties. Hence in military affairs inv log held an important Post with the to. S. Air ser vice production end in France and the United states during the War. Mentioned for Treasury Job. A Washington special to Tho Buffalo times of monday says the latest re. Port political prospects of residents of Western new York and Northern Pennsylvania is to the effect that col. Mellville Gillett of Smethport is to to assistant Secretary of the trea sury. Or. Gillett is As Well known in Buffalo is he is in Pennsylvania at one Tima he was associated with col. S. Alexander during that gentle Man s Congress career he is an offic Lal of the National lumber association and served is in officer in the a. A the Pennsylvania organization wanted him appointed amen Sadoi to Mexico but the president is understood to to committed to another candidate. Col. Gillett was virtually offered any other Post he might name in South America but to does not Faro to locate too far away from Home

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