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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 9, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Page two Mckean Democrat thurs. Dec 9, 20. The Mckean Democrat Russell ind sly editor Ross k. Knapp. News editor. Entered at the Post office at Smethport pa., As second class matter Smethport pa., thursday dec. 9, 1920. Foreign advertising the Amer Cav Perliss association editorial the inauguration of general Obregon As pres of Mexico last week brings every Promise of Mexico assuming a useful place under the Sun at an Early Date. Bregou is a Man of the people a Patriot of lofty purpose and initiative who undoubtedly represents the popular Choice of the mexican people. Vie is a two listed fight ing statesman with a record behind him such As like to read about. Lie appears to be a latin Type of our own great Theodore Roosevelt. If he lives up to the expectations his record would warrant Mexico will become a great nation under his guidance. It is Gratifying to note that the authorities Are determined to enforce the compulsory schoo attendance Law in this Section of Mckean county nor is this determination confined to this Section it is nation wide. The american Public a wakened with a Start by the appealing percent age of illiterates disclosed by the draft during the late War. Ten per cent of America s Arnn could not read nor write. It is doubtful Tia this record be duplicated by some of the unenlightened countries of Europe. In Penis Sylvania the attendance Law is most stringent for children under 16 years of age. About the Only excuse for non attendance is sickness c the Pupil or. Death in the family. A Bill will b introduced at the next legislature in this stat providing that every child must have a Gramma school education before they can quit schoo and should carry. The authorities Are Lindin it rather difficult some parents to the new condition of affairs but arc determined t comply with the Law. Things have reached stage in this Day of super efficiency where the illiterate person is not Only a stumbling Block to Progress but is completely out of the running in the. Struggle for existence. While the new order maybe considered a hardship by. Some its enforcement is Only designed to help these same illiteracy Rii ust go and. The efforts of thei educational authorities Iii nation state acid county should receive the uns tinted Coop Era j Tion of every citizen. Ii lican Leader accosted him to glean a Little f the Victor s usual satisfaction is the result f the Republican Avalanche. After indulging in Little playful kidding at the expense of the Man facture he said now we will have some de ent to the leading citizen of the town s hich had been prospering As a result of his Victory the manufacturer replied i Don t know that Yon Call decent times but 1 might say and am certainly sorry that the purpose of my is to close Down my factory Here and i on t know when we will resume. The a club ican Optimist gulped blinked and faded out if the lie has probably concluded hat it is not Wise to jump at Hasty conclusions. A Hile or. Harding is no More to blame for the resent Industrial depression which experts agree is Likely to last indefinitely than the Man n the Moon history offers a precedents which would indicate that he will be blamed. Things Pavc went wrong with a Republican majority n the National body of lawmakers and while re Ichio Kiry statesmen of the democrats minority Lave contributed their Sciare the republicans ire in the Saddle and from now on no one will envy them their position. There is no question hat economic depression Tolje inevitable after Nath of War is due and no Man or set of men could Avert it but the fact is we would have Een better prepared to Meel the situation had our National lawmakers made some Effort to work out our Many Rafter War problems instead of dodging their responsibilities to indulge ii Petty political haranguing calculated to further their own political destinies. As a staunch part Organ the Democrat might consistently place the entire blame upon the republicans but Don condoning the attitude of some of tin democratic statesmen who Aidell the Kepus Licati party in the nefarious work of political promo Ganda. By forsaking the leadership of presiden Wilson whom history will record As the loin infant world figure of the trying War whose far sightedness and Wisdom led the Allied nations to Victory and was then repudiated b his own ungrateful nation. Senator hard Iii has a terrible task assigned to him in assuming the prodigious burdens of the presidency an deserves the undivided support of All american something which has been withheld from pret ident Wilson. If he receives this even from his own party he will receive More than Hist by warrants him to expect. There is certain satisfaction in defeat when one Falls fighting for Buffalo n. Y., sept. 21. 1020 Ames quirk son 9 Smethport Penna. Reduction in prices of Ford products. The War is Over and War prices must go. Effective at once Ford cars trucks and tractors will be sold f. O. B. Detroit at the follow ing prices touring car regular. , with starter runabout regular runabout with starter Chassis .00 Coupe with starter and Demountable Sedan with starter and Demountable trucks pneumatic tires tractors 700.00. The lord motor company makes this reduction in face the fact that they have on hand immediate orders for Ohio cars and . The company will suffer a Tempo Rary loss while using up the material bought at High prices. They arc willing to make the sacrifice in order to bring Busi Ness Back to a going conditions far As possible and maintain the momentum of the buying Flower of the country. Henry Ford says the War is Over and it is time War prices were Over. There is or Wisdom in trying to maintain an artificial Standard of values. For the Best interest of All it is Lime a real practical Effort was made to bring of the country and the life of the country Down to the regular prewar we Are at your command with regular Ford efficiency in service and eagerness to fill your orders. Ford motor co. Main Street garage James quirk sons. Line of parts for Oliver tractor plows just jottings. A few years ago several members of a certain club were up before a my eng expulsion for gambling in the club building. The vote was close and to accomplish the ouster proceedings a Call was sent for volunteers. Several Mem Bers who also belonged to another social organization were engaged in a Little poker game in the latter organization s quarters in violation of their own House rules when the Call for volunteers Eva s received. Like Noble purifiers the immediately quit their own poker game to proceed to the meeting of the other organization and cast their votes to expel the members charge cd with violating the House rules against Gam bling. However their Aid did not members were not expelled. All of which re minds one of the activity now being Manifest acc in the United states in behalf of the problems o our late ally England. No one blames Irish sympathizers for expressing sympathy with the problems of the Emerald one Woi Ilc blame them the emergency they would Cross the Atlantic and shoulder Arm for the. Cause they hold dear. But As a nation it seems absurd for the United states with it own complicated Domestic problems to Dabbou into the affairs of our neighbors. In England it appears the people Are As divided on the Irish problem As any nation would be Over any Nat ional Issue and it is entirely probable that vote of the English people would reveal that majority favor Independence. Be that a it May the English government is now apparently showing a disposition to trickle the problem intelligently and reports Are now More favor Able for an adjustment in Ireland s favor. Hov this is accomplished concerns Only the English Irish people. With our Pacific clamor v we can As a people have Little to say. By r. K. Knapp. And nov. The bus foodies who determined it Tuku nit the Joy out of life Huvry launched a movement for k Puritan sunday. This Means hat a Strong Effort will be made to co Green enforce the old glue inns which would do away with All forms of amusement on the first Day of the these would place a Bun Jon motor Riding for pleasure the run right cause this satisfaction if it can be called ears other Pur pose Lilian to take people to and from Church Tho so Elf of ice Cream tobacco baseball games or any other form of amusement on sunday. A there May not be much danger hat in this instance appears to be one of the new things True democrats gained from the re ent if they Are True democrats regardless of the destructive precedent establish Willu the Republican s durin the ast of us by the republicans during the Slite affairs Boink brought about it in Well to discourage the Mova wars will help not hinder the coining now. Is the minority ican administration for the Knouft already made life unpleasant Envill need it. The know for the unorganized majority. I applied Chris Lauly should be log Laal j therefore any pastime or Ami gement which is too wicked to be sunday is too wicked for any of live when Walter Rathenau. Germany s Indus other Days of the week it would seem it j a. Peculiar kind of Christian who con Nal Leader recent a voiced a warm tic lines his religious practices to one Day is country s tendency to rely too fully on week and upon that Day frowns he is willing to in do Loti in on the other six. Even More Peculiar is one who cannot take a Mot Tell Oil or ride i Inoke a Cigar or attend a i Lia Shonu on sunday without ble Miah Ingr his christianity. This in not i an argue vent far a wide open 1 Sun it is the to Ifird a Day and no am should Tje allowed to keep people away from Church services tout. Effectiveness first. Tons to solve the complicated manufacturingjui10i r ,1 1 or i problems arising from the War lie attacked a doctrine that has Heen the Crutch of More one nation struggling for adjustment to changed conditions of the present. Necessity is the Mother of invention the average Man reflects. Therefore All things will ultimately right themselves. Coal and Gas May regular Cicur civics have regular hours give out. Gasoline May Rise to prohibitive worship it would seem that the indulgence in innocent Ara food production May fall because of the move Usem enl of tip entirely mating with the Merit of Farmers to the cities paper May become Why should we be concerned second tar ,0 divine w0r3hip Bright minded Genius will solve All our problems have Many different ideas to he Day which u also a Day of rest providing Sulci indulgence so talk glibly of a new age of Waterpower constitutes How and electricity of wonderful new alcohol Auto Low lhei1 sunday for Ano other person week of toil. Fern ups one Mobile fuels of paper made from Corn stalks or my find ils in a motor rite seaweed and even of chemical concentrated or a lamp Over Tho mils while Aneth foods which will enable Man to select his break prefer to play base Bill or watch others play. To make a Day Anent the return to the normalcy of old times Well known manufacturer who in time gone by has been prominently identified with the democratic party visited a town in which one of his numerous factors was the chief Industry and which has been booming for several years past soon after election a prominent citizen a re i weekly. Fast from a packet of assorted tablets. Meanwhile matter of fact men who realize of inaction would be a Marci strip to Tho average energetic person therefore that science follow an arduous and painful Prog the Purdun movement should Ress Are giving a few lessons in adaptation. Gas not b6 to move very far. A companies everywhere arc teaching their meet gym of the High a dignitaries omers that Economy May be effected by follow the meth diet Church refused to i c i Iho Olti Eliahy and one ing an elementary principle of physics. Inv. Of their number told newspaper men show that the burners of Gas stoves have he considered 9uch.a movement placed too far below the surface to be be a step backward toward the so that Only a fraction of heat Energy is really dark bios. Utilized. Raise the burners has become in Many Middle Western communities a slogan comparable to food will win has its Boom pres i in period of readjust Lyent Riley Vifot produce its quota of such new developments As the electric Light and the Low priced automobile. But we May expect real wonders in improving what we already have. The higher Gas Burner May turn us from prodigality to the principle of effectiveness first in such things As shoes and clothing. Necessity May prove to be the nation in Mother of legion Dainty China Cut Glass apply every housewife craves remarkably Low priced. Hand painted Nippon China sugar and of earn sets Salt and Pepper sets tooth pick holders plates Floral Cut gaps fruit bowls Glass comports sugar and Cream set vase. Chest Community plate silverware. Neat pattern---6 each of knives Forks table and Teaspoons sugar Shell and butter knife. Encased in Beautiful Seal Grain leather Ette Chest lined with Blue Plush. Hallstrom Bros. For Sale. To Wittress. Writing a Csc combined White drop head 1 sew lne machine rotary. 1 new. Cedar Chest. 1 Cyphers incubator. 1 Long counter. 1 Short counter and show Case. An old time Moloci Lan in Good condition. 37 inches Lonoff. Harp legs. Spinning wheel. Flax reel. Sarah , adv h r. D. 1, Smethport a. For Sale 8-room House on Bank Street Cash balance on time to suit buyer. Large sized House and lot. Bank Street. For Cash Deal owner will allow Liberal Cash discount from the above Price Small House on Northumberland ave., owner of this property resides in Pittsburgh and offers the property at a real estate Agency Smethport a
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