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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 12, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 53. Democrat publishing 1mo. Us shall lil outlet bd1tok Smethport pa., thursday april 12, 1928 terms-42.00 per year. No. 15 taxpayers appreciate exceptional services of assemblyman Thos. B. Wilson to replace local Pew Iris is in Fps after a Busy existence of Over half a Century partial abandonment of the local Branch of the Pennsylvania rail Road from in Raber to Clermont is foreshadowed by a company announce ment that an important time change will become effective on Tho local line april 23th. Abandonment of Railroad passenger service with Tup substitution of a local motor bus service Over Tho High ways Between Olean Eldred Garahee. Coryville Smethport Crosby and Colegrove is rumoured to be the rail Road s plan to inaugurated this month. Train service on the local Branch it is unofficially reported will Irv future to limited to three local Frel Foht runs weekly As far As Colegrove. 1c this is True it indicates com plete abandonment of the Railroad be tween Colet Rove and Clermont. The latter town is on the main Lino of the Shawmut Railroad. The Clermont Branch the Penn Sylvania. Was for a great Many years on extremely Busy Section of Railroad and a great Revenue earner up to the past three years when the removal of big Fao Toi Ipa connected with Lue Lum Ber Industry in towns along the line Cut the earnings to Zero. Aged Smethport Man gets annual License to fish to j. Klingensmith. Well known local Man goes the distinction of being Tho oldest applicant for a fishing License in this Section of the state at least so far As is known. Or. will be eighty nine years of ago Jame 3. Tho aged gentleman has been an ardent disciple of Izaac Walton All his Long life finding in his Devotion to the sport a Welcome Relief from the matter of fact routine existence. Still at an ago which few Atlin with any great measure of activity he lures the speckled beauties from their it is said to Cah Wield a cunning line mrs. Hamlin at ninety notes Many changes saturday april 7th, a few friends and relatives dropped in to Felicitated mrs. Charlotte Hainlin on her Sou Lirl Hiway. She is a living link con cling six generations of americans. Born in 1838, she has seen Mun changes in our own Little town of for the better others the worse. In her Early school Days not even a Plank was tech the feet out of the Mil p. S. Grossman former county agent visits sir. And ivors. Paul s. Grossman and children Mary Belle Pauline Janet Onul Paul of Girard pa., formerly of Smethport spent the week end with friends Here. Or. Grossman who resigned As m6 Kean county agricultural agent with Headquarters in Smethport a position he held for 11 years a year to move onto a. Beautiful farm he Pur chased near Girard was recently per Amaded to accept the Post Lon of counts agent of Erie county. Or. Grossman s office is located. In brio tint he intends to. Continue re informed Thi writer monday thai the Erie. County duties Are nost exact so at the present time due to the fact that two agents were for Merly employed to do Tho work or Crossman is now Dorim alone. Firemen entertain visitors at their regular meeting sixteen Duke Center fire fighters at tended the regular monthly meeting o Smethport Firo department heir last thursday evening. The Large delegation of visitors came Here to observe the methods of con ducting a Volunteer fire department i being the desire of Duke Center people to have such a regularly organized body the neighbouring town owns n modern motor pumper. Following the business session Dur ing the course of which chief Fred a Kilroy answered i number of question for the Benefit of the visitors. Deu Sioui refreshments Wero served. The a Jesus inspected the various pieces of fire lighting apparatus owner by sme Liport Borough and were favourably impressed by uie equipment Anil orderly arrangement of the Hose House. Sale a crowd of record breaking pro portions from cities and towns of this Section attended Tho Balji auction Sale at the livery stable of if. H. Kelly on writer Street afternoon. The Sale Unis one of the largest Ever held in this Section and resulted in most of Tho array of articles listed being sold. E. W. Jones local auctioneer was in charge. Laid to it sink and swim As be St you could. In god s the Church there wag Only one building at this time no Nus Cal instrument was allowed. For the hymn was Given by the eader who took it from his tuning Lork and the voices were sustained by each other. To the housewife the first Coo stove was a great cooking had formerly been done before Tho big open fireplace by Means of a swing ing Crane and live red coals. Tile electric washing machine now Tho Joy and Pride of the family has taken the place of uhe big wooden Pounder and pounding barrel. In connection with this crude Way of wish change at Hamburg would be senseless costly and unnecessary is growing and proper belief of voters Mckean county la no present in the midst of Ono of the Moat interesting political campaigns Ira its history far Trio Republican nomination for member of the Assembly. Hon. Thos. B. Wilson Brilliant Bradford attorney who Cor four years 1ms splendidly represented this county in itar Olsburg and who has Maclo Ono of the he unrest most Able representatives local voters have Ever sent to the general Assembly is being opposed for re nomination on Tho Republican ticket by actor e. G. Potter of sme Liport Olio for eight years up to this year has capably served As District attorney of Mckean county. Why is the question thinking Puoplo arc beginning to ask themselves in View of the fact that or. Wilson s record of extraordinary service Stumma without a single blemish and there is not a logical reason in the world with All respect to popular Gurd Potter Why the present assemblyman should not to returned to Harrisburg without a dissenting vote. Without a single Issue to be raised in Tho Campaign it seems simply a Case of or. Potter entering the Nice to gratify a personal ambition for a political Ca ambition that would be laudable if hotter directed. My Potter has a legion of friends of whom the Democrat editor in one who Are also or. Wilson s friends Anil who have be on torn sorely Between conflicting emotions in regard to reaching a dec Slon which candidate for the Assembly they will support. The voters Are arriving if this decision rapidly with a result that is highly favourable to Tom Wilson and particularly in this True in Smethport where Gurd Potter possess friends by the legion who have in the past supported his political ambitions and will continue to do so in not in the present instance when his personal interests conflict with the desired end of sending Thos 13. Wilson Back to Harris Hurt. Better judgment is predominating Over Mere sentiment and Smethport 03 it classed in the Wilson column judging from expressions of citizens on every hand. It is not for the Democrat editor who by supporting a losing political cause All of his voting years has at least earned the Rig lit to coins find recognition for the honesty of his convictions to Tell his Republican friends what to do in their party they Are going to do what we would suggest doing anyway in this in stance bul in View of the fact that the Republican nominee this year seeing sure of going to Harrisburg without democratic opposition we Are simply exorcising the right of any vitally interested citizen in making oui own personal Humble contribution to the laudable cause of returning Thoa. I Wilson to the general Assembly where he has been doing such splendid work this without committing this newspaper or its owners from their democratic political Tho splendid ideals of which we yield to no Man in Devotion Tho Democrat editor feels duty hound to recall some of Tho Thos b. Wilson has rendered his constituents in Harrisburg particularly As to that service which has benefited this Section of the county and this is being done ing comes to my mind a memory Pic Ture of a Small girl who succeeded in gaining permission to 3get into the barrel herself and so Pound the. With her Bare feet. The scheme succeed e d col i Nyji d was hits Sou Rue i o f i merriment Rajie neat clean Matress has taken Tho place of the Dusty Straw and Feather Beds thus evolution toward the better in Erith of physical. Conditions Haa been Ifong on through the Long life of this aged woman lacking one decade Only of a Century. All of this is to the but How about our Homes and our poorly filled churches heaven pity us c. M. H. Local lad is playing Brilliant College baseball Emory Kohn former Smethport High school football and track Star who is now a student at Drexel Institute Philadelphia is adding to his Lam Els As in athlete by developing surprising unsuspected form As a baseball Star. Has made the College base Ball team As an outfielder and Philadelphia papers Are speaking in complimentary terms regarding his work. In a recent game Between Drexel Antl i Chigro University the local ath Lete was sent in As a. Pinch hitter in the last stanza of the game when the score tied and the bases were filled and drove out a sting ing liner which sent across the winning run. Last week in a game with the without even or. Wilson s knowledge. Tha potato Creek Road the writer recalls that when a Small delegation of Smethport business men. O Rhom he was one. First went to Emporium three years ago to arouse interest yol assemblyman and state senator Frank e. Baldwin tackled the seemingly impossible Job of securing action on this Ronci improvement in 102 and during the past year part of the route from East Smethport through Crosby and Colegrove to Gallup s distance of seven been improved and hundreds of residents of a Rich Region Given an outlet to the county s blend la system of paved hlghwaya., the Ormsby Road Early in 1926 e. A. Studholme president of the Grange National Bank am the Democrat editor visited Harrisburg just before the legislature passed the omnibus Bill of that session with its provisions for additions to the Stati Highway system. In an Endeavor to secure the inclusion of the raid from Simp son through Ormsby and Down the Hill to Smethport. In the mileage added the Highway system. The Bill was ready to be reported out of committee and it seemed like hopeless task to work for tie inclusion of added mileage in the already Over burdened Highway provisions but assemblyman Wilson tackled the seemingly impossible Job and with the energetic Aid of state senator Baldwin the desired continued on last Page lost column Young hitch hikers make Long trip Norman Gregory and Robert Spear two local Hoy scouts Mado a record vacation hitch Elko when they walked and Rode from Smith port to Charleston vn., where Thoy visited Young Spear s dither who in employed in that Cuy. The lads set Forth saturday at tired in regulation scout uniforms and with Hogns on their Knapsacks proclaiming their destination. Tho two scouts were Well fortified with Cash nil other for no Long journey and unit they fared luckily in regard to motor Wilh giving them lifts Enro Uto was attested the first of the week when thur parents hero received a Telegram hinting that Tho lads had arrived safely at their Deslin Atlon. Iii toils by a Pinhead memorial Observance in morning this year it a mooting of Post legion bold monday eve ning1 plans for Tho annual Observance of memorial wednesday my Vero adopted. A Radical from Trio established custom of Many you Ira in Smethport will to inaugurated Thia of holding Tho exercises in who morning instead of Tho afternoon. In the majority of cities and towns exercises lire held in the morning mid it is thought that to adoption of n. Similar plan locally will result la a larger Atu Midence Anil a More general participation by in the 1m press Leo ceremonies. The program will consist of the usual Parade with exercises in Beautiful Rose Hill cemetery. At monday night s meeting Tho vet Conns voted to turn the proceed of tie musical com pm y that s that to be presented by Home Talent at the legion lyceum nest monday and tuesday Nighta under Post auspices Over to the Smethport High school athletic association up to the amount of after expenses o the production Are defrayed Tho Money thus realized is expected to materially. Reduce Defio 11 Antler 1 Chi tha. C his school athletic association in Shah do the Post s generous action will no Biily to greatly appreciated by the local Sci tool bul by citizens in general. Following Aton Day night s Muelln refreshments wore nerved. A a result of Quick thinking on the part of Funcia quirk of Tho firm of Jas. Quirk sons local automobile dec Dora monday afternoon feed a vein an Allim glum Oro Bogor aged 3s of Grampian Clear Field county pa., bad Chuck artist now languishes in Tho Mckeaig county jail thin Borough. Freeman or Bogor an unprepossessing looking individual entered the quirk guru go and giving1 a Plau Sublow enough a pry about his breaking Clown Bulow town ordered some Ford car Perls amounting to a Small sum and in payment tendered a chock Cor made payable to Oil i More merger and stoned with the name of a Woll known local lady. Or. Quirk at once suspicious but in a matter of fact tone informed Tho customer that to would Hove to Call on a neighbouring business for currency to Cash the Check and told him to wait one out Klile the garage Man climbed nto an Automba bloc and drove to uie Lin Bank Trust where lie earned that the Check was a crude or gory or. Quirk secured county detective ack Al Olkon and returned to Tho garage. When r confronted with the that attempted Job lad failed Freeman attempted to tear up the Check oust wifi placed under arrest by Tho county detective. Or Allison took Tho follow to the Hani i in Bajik Trust co. Where to identified As the Inan who secured two Blank checks of unusual there in Tho morning and one of which was used for the forgery. While proceeding1 to Liq county jail with his prisoner i a Coinon launched a Lille Bill Feu hum of daily Hurt father Faus off a sir Iii of hard Luck Lins is a ill Tho frenily of Kuy Giffoni of of Vermont Kohn iad Sev Hilton Avenue Well uni in local hits put oils Mil Ris so san to his 1 world , Quirini tile past Buffalo track event Back on h. S. Program due to Tho decision of bucket no Tajii Calcan Login to hold til annual to Morin Day exercises in the morning instead of the afternoon o wednesday May 30th, and thanks to Kuc Katl Post i Grno Riih notion h voting to donate the of it musical comedy. That s that to be produced next maj May Anil tuesday nights up to Tho sum of to Tho ill Fzli school it will be push Luln. After All to Holt Tho popular this credit when he played most of the game. First Forest fire of season the watcher Stul Tomyl atop the Firo Tower on nearby Prospect Hill reported 1 the first Forest fire of the season in the open Brook Region last Friday. A Force of fire fighters from Smethport was rushed to the scone and soon extinguished the rapidly spreading names. Notice residents of Smethport who wish to have their soda and acid fire eating recharged should bring them to Tho Hose House saturday afternoon Between 2 and 4. Extinguishers to to efficient must be renewed once n. Year. A charge of 75c each is made which covers the actual Cost used. Crippled boy in Hospital William Small son of or. And mrs. Dominic Isidore of West main Street was admitted to the shrine Hospital i cafe Artst week for a Long course of in ointment. The child suf Fering from an of the hip is doomed to spend months in a rigid cast. With Hospital treatment his Complete recovery is expected. H. L. Hockenberry accompanied Tho lad to Erie. Week As a or Silt of which one of is Little children is confined to Uio Keno Hospital with serious injuries and the father is incapacitated with three injured ribs As Tho result of a is cond local Man s likeness in old time group in Liberty current Issue of Liberty Magazine contains a Clever trib Ute to Tho late Hughey Jennings. idol by Hugh Fullerton which is accompanied with in High Buffalo Maslon Park Higl Turc Stifft illustrations. Ono photo graph is that of Che it. Rona a Ontero s co 11 ego baseball club of is35. With a Shieh Jenn Lux s and manager John Megrew of Lite now Vork giants both played that year. In the picture with Jennings and is 1 Fen Nan tue of Simn port was the College to pm a Star pit chins Ace season. Stiddons blow at Tho county Allison do fired uie Hay Nikor and before Tho Bell Coho forger realized what it was All about lie received no of Tho Sledge Hammor Valloza i Fth Mulo Kiek Yelo Elty. For which Tho county detective la noted on Tho Point of the. Wont to oven for tha Thorou grisly ii Osteena and1 Contri Tely. Preo nmn by Ford no further resistance and was lodged. In jail making a con plote confession of Iii Grulla. The follow told Allison that to had Como to Smethport from Olcan morning have ii been seven a lilo on a truck and that on no re Vine hero he went to Tho Bank secured two Blank checks and then tried to pass Tho forged Sll at Tho inc Fil Garnge. At a hearing before Jua Leo Gleason afternoon Freeman pleaded jul key Natl was held for Tho next term of court in the sum of Hail. In default of which he committed to jail to await trial. No Cidot. I Friday afternoon Loho Pirine. 3 for 1 qom Fain daughter of or. And Jailo ii in to i am races grow apace i Niort in armr Thorl meet. Lie hold 1 of Law to i deficit which Tho Irneth j Purl athletic encountered a us year in to copt a of a of u Oil to meet Tho considerable oxom. of hrinifing1 the Atli lots to Smethport thin Dos Pitt the grow i off of the Jinn Una j event during two Yoiiro and fact that the stuff no school looked for ird to the trip to Hagth congressman Chase congressman j. Mitchell in town Chase of Cloar Leld was a visitor tuesday and during his slay in town wan .1 pleasant caller at the Democrat office. Congressman Cha so has rend Reil this District splendid efficient service during his term in Washington and of chemicals in addition to his recognized ability j3 adult a Prince of a Pood Fol now. E. Pattison travels 4 Days to reach Hospital from so. American Jungles Trifford met wit i a venous Accident when Sho fell out of her father s car on Stilton Avenue the Little Rirl sitting in the front sen.1 of the automobile with her father and a Little sister w--7icn the car hit a deep rut in the Road opposite the gloss factory precipitate ing1 Josephine from her scat out of Tho car and she struck the ground head first. The child was rubbed to Clark s store in an tin conscious condition where or. Hamilton rendered first Aid. In the evening1 Tho parents took the Little girl to Tho Kano Hospital whore an a Ray exp i nation revealed a c. Patli fion. Local Crilli Iii expert who returned a year from Tho Oil Fields of Burma India where for a number of years i hold an executive Post with Tho British Burma petrol Eum co., and who left last fall to As sume a similar executive Post in the Oil Fields of Columbia. South America is a patient in a Hospital there according to a letter by mrs. Pattison in this Borough. The recurrence of a sinus trouble which caused or. Paulson to leave the fact that she had suffered a con Cussion of Tho brain a fractured left shoulder and severe Bruino about the Horny. The Little patient did not regain Consul of set is for so 1 h on is a n d for a Turno her condition was critical. Al the present writing she is recover ing in a satisfactory Minnor. News Whir a will Gratifying to lie family s Many friends. Father fads from tank a of Bradford president of county fair association informed Democrat editor during a visit to. Since port afo Mlay that plans for this year a pair and Razwi to he held in Smethport the week of Tabor Day. Next september Are progressing splendidly. Finn free attractions Are being1 liner up and special inducements Are to be offered exhibitors and to race horse owners. Fair association vill Aprain conduct the annual county fourth of july Observance at the a air of grounds thin Borough an event which been a Rowan or stood try in popularity during Tho few Thorr will be Nicini balloon i a or Simm of athletics i port so Hajj cry tout Tioy went to Tho extent offering to Defnie half of their own expenses to Smethport this year. When this a Ifor was received Brad Ford High bar non Hubsel Tuttel for Tho Mia Fiten Park frito. As a result of Huck ii f Ost s change of memorial Fiat plans and offer of financial Aid the Mas ten Park Smethport track meet be hell Tho afto non of memorial at the fair grounds this Borough. The announcement that this popular meet in to to held again this year is most Gratifying to local con pus club will ask for Stop go Light installation the Borough Council will to tasked at its next regular mealing1 of there any objection on the part of its Mem to Tho installation of a top and go a final Light on Fuin Street to curb Llie growing Monaco of speeding motor Smethport j in Mic business acct lbs. By pop lir . Year the a Resolution to int effect i cd at Tho meeting1 of Tho Smethport Cona puh club held at West Lur fint monday noon. Tho canopus club urged Council to Light ill uie needed traffic safety devices on main Street but for some no action. Ii rift been taken in them Tor by the Law makers. I. J. Ritj presided Jet monday s meeting my p. S. Cross non of Girard meth porn county Regent of brie county who Wau present q3 a pasture to let for horses and Young Slock. Delivered a i caring talk. Or. Cross Nan is it former president of to canopus club i a. W1. Received Tho attend Anco i Aroi ulay. Mrs Pattison sprains ankle mrs. E. C. Paulson had the la Fortune to sprain her left ankle while. King on Assai n at Roet sat u Day afternoon. Or. Burg Chad Wick at tended the injured lady. Or a still Soa has since been confined to Ber rooms at the Wright House. New House at Valley Bra Don is erecting a now Voiiso at Farmers Valley on the Bradford Road Tho foundation for which Hoa inquire of Ati in. Of Jorge Ken cd. 2t Boeji completed. Trout fishermen await opening of state season next monday Don. Where he Iru Atod by a celebrated English specialist hns to Hutc a j in the incl Man leaving isolated on monday afternoon Hay off nil. Jungle Oil Fields of Columbia to father of the injured child who is Civo treat if it. I employed at the Mcgonn county the trip from hts Post to Tho Hosp i Plant at Fiir Mera Valley lost Toj Roque real. Four Days , he j his Hunro while working on one of. Informs Iris. Pattison. I the Stool at Tho Noar Liy Plant a slight heart operation has already been performed Tho patient foil a distance of Over 25 foot to Tho round Heing painfully m r. Of f Ford Cam o to s i n it h p Ort where or. Robert 1 tamil ton attended local Barber will open new shop at Rew City ii. To Klinson. Duccos Sunlly j cond or tort a in brr shop at t . Is a new shop at How City Uirl with mrs. Klinson moving to the nearby Oil town. Or. is a skilled Workman and his k a a City venture but most successful Flis shop at Kew will tic opt nil pc India Over a year ago and go to Lon Smethport. On Corno of Tho surgical treatment to if receiving1 is expected to noon j deter to whether or. Pattison will Hla injuries u being found that the remain in South America or return to patient suffered three a g. Potter republicans vote for k. O. Potter for ribs on Tho right Aldo. Cracked legislature Tho primaries april 24. Arlo the Trout fishing pea Ann not monday and local

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