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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 13, 1923, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean count v s uru test Vrh Muhi Milf in chm Malonn list right Kean Democrat Tjie to rut nil Verf in Jhun Diirr lit Smethport Neil Rural i Krun county thus lire Wynnjr of liar it in ii mar by int. Volume 47. Era. Smethport pa., thursday december 13, 1923. Per year. No. 49 will be located of court House Lawn a. L. Mor Rison chairman studholme elected president other officers chosen and Bonus Meas ure denounced Smethport will again have a. Community Christmas tree this Holiday season. The Sinet port canopus club which provided last year s tree which was truly an object of Beauty will again provide the tree. J. L. Morri son was chairman of the com Mittee which arranged last year s tree has been appointed to take charge of arrangements his year one of the Large Evergreen Trees 071 Tho court House Lawn will decorated and lighted by Vari coloured electric bulbs. Tie commute has the decorations from last year and a Quantity of new lights Ami ornaments will be Pur chased to make the tree More Beautiful i possible than last year. At the noon Day luncheon of the Smol port canopus club held Moldav at Munn s restaurant e. A. Studholme was elected president and other officers were chosen for the coming year. A Resolution was introduced and id opted condemning congressman a. I. Swoope for favouring the adjusted compensation program for world War vet Erans and instructing him to vote for the Mellon anti veterans Relief tax reduction plan. The Resolution which was As the one adopted by the Bradford Board of Commerce directors Jast h fax to the pension plan did not reflect the wishes of his constituents. Al the following new officers were acted a. Studholme. Vice to. Nice. S Geary. F. Specht. Quirk. Sidney Bur Dick John Kirlen. C. W. Masser 1-Vcil Hallstrom. Sun never sets on Mckean county men Pennsylvania Oil men have tapped the world s Petroleum treasurer houses they have blazed the Way into Tho wilds of South and Central America the Jungles of India and Burma the Steppes of Kou Manla. Turkey the Balkans everywhere in quest of the Golden fluid. Wherever the Drill is working will be found Mckoan county men. Judge Bouton of the Mckean county courts during a conversation one Day recently cited an instance furnished by an experience which befell a Friend of his a gentleman prominent in the Railroad world who at one Lime resided in Bradford while the latter was on a. Mediterranean cruise several years ago. The former Bradford Man stopped at constantinople and desiring to secure direction Dur ing his rambles about the City hesitantly approached a native policeman inquiring As a feeler do you speak Quick As a Flash came Tho reply betcha life i in the Rich dialect of a race which has produced More policemen than All others combined. To the astonishment of the former Bradford Man the supposed Turk continued i was born in Irish he. Low. Which is near Smethport. unfortunately Tho Railroad Foll Cial could not remember the name Given by the constantinople policeman who evidently fell n compte e victim to the Luro of the Orient and has never returned to his native Hills. Rebuke to War veterans Butzer to leave -8lgomster for 40cautation j., a. Butzer. Who for a. Number of years past has been the efficient Nasont country club May build club at the Pennsylvania Railroad station at East , has been promoted to the position of agent at the important p. R. H. Station . Morris. N. A. And will move to place in the near future. During their Long residence Here . And mrs. Re scr have made i hosts of friends who will Greally regret Ito learn of their imminent depart lire. I the Democrat understands Jentzer s successor As local agent will be H. Bloomster who is at present the Titi client station agent at Crosby. . Bloomster is confined to the Kane at a meeting of the Smethport coun Hospital at the present time recovering try club held at the Star theater this from the effects of an operation for a Borough last thursday night. Plans i Pendic itis. The her . Bloomster in Fer erecting a club House at the clubs tends to move his family to Smethport splendid Golf course near town next not the Democrat has not Learned were , also plans for increasing Tho club s membership. American legion reflects it seemed to be the sentiment of inc . Ostrander members present a club House. May buy a club House is needed can he financed by at a meeting of Bucktail Posl. Am the club. Judge Houglun. Presi j Crinan legion held monday evening Dent of the club pointed a committee officers were elected for the coming consision of k. Ressler. T. To. Mor year and plans were discussed for Pur Rison and i. C. Backus to take charge chasing a residence to be converted in i of the drive for a club House a club House. The membership of the country club two houses were proposed for pos i now seventy six with pros Isible Purchase. The Post has Sufall j pets of this being materially incr Cas i client Money in its building fund to j de next year. Cover the Purchase amount naked for either of he properties. Either Resi Crosby lad Cut foot with could be converted in an attract Milton Landon a Crosby Young Man j Tive club House. Definite action will Cut his left instep badly when he in. Probably to taken at the next Mealing bedded the Blade of an a in the Mem of the Post. Her while chopping Wood last friday1 . A. Ostrander was1 reelected afternoon. The victim was brought to commander of the Post making the Smethport where . W. A. Ostrander third time he has been similarly Hon if leaded his injury. I ored follow ing is the list of now officers leave for sunny Florida. Sir. And mrs. James quirk left tues Day in their car for Florida where they will remain until Spring. They will visit relatives in Orlando and Winter. T Ark. And expect to visit last an j West coast cities dui their stay. A hefty hog f Foj. Grantier of Crosby butchered an right months old pig monday which tipped the beam at 3s2 pounds. This establishes a re Nord for this i w. A. Ostrander. Vice Hallstrom Jim Holm. Finance Clark. Rire. Pickersgill at the conclusion of Li--1 Mee ing Christmas buying is brisk Sale to despite tile threat of a has bad no and i for the Holiday . Hey inc Boon brisk. Never in has Ory have local stores i Enen Lod a Mon a i Tractive a for stocks than Canary Birds for my is. Andrews Biu to Rake year. I. Is Gratifying to no e in Ideal Chris Mas if prices reas shoppers have found they . Polione 104r? nov 2ts1 can Supi ily their every christens want Mae keen an j ri7hl in Smethport. In View of the fact a direct and affront Lias Boon offered service men by Tho Truon of Tho Northwestern Oil producers the directors of the Bradford Board of Commerce and Tho con opus club of Smethport lit com ing out flatly against Tho program of adjusted compensation for vet Orans proposed by the american legion and endorsed by the rank and file of War veterans it in evident Mcklean county vet Erans will now have to sit up and take notice. Obviously they will Havo to fight their own Bat Les in View of the fact those who patted them on the Back and sent them overseas a few years ago with a gusto of oratory pageantry and promises now completely repudiated them. How Over if it becomes necessary for the veterans to tight fire with fire they possess the influence and strength of numbers u Jalvo a Good accounting of themselves the Democrat cannot condemn the action of the Bradford Board of Commerce the North Western Oil a in s association and the Smethport con up us club in this matter too severely. The action of Tho above named organizations wus us the result of the reply made by con Gressman to Swoope of tins District to sent out by the new York world which is leading the fight for recognition of the just claims of vet Erans of the world War. . Swoope replied As follows As the in Jowiny of my constituents particularly those who belong to the american legion favor adjusted com Lens Utica the veterans i do not think taxes should be reduced until this is provided for. William i. on the publication of con Gressman Swoope s letter the Bradford of Commerce direct Ora and the Oil men s Tion in session in City passed similar denouncing Contr Ressman n Swoope s attitude As not representing the wishes of n a Rihori y of the of this d i s t riot a n i n s t re c i n our Rop Rosenta Tive to use his vote to bring about tax reduction an Echo of this gesture was Hoard in Smethport monday when the Roh Huion introduced at lie meeting of the cd Mon a club and was unanimously adopted by the so vent Eon members present. It to Bru if our memory of us correctly . Swoope s Campaign pin i for in contained the Promise he would work for veterans compensation. He elected a decisive majority of voters who evidently approved his plat form. Now the directors of the Trad Ford to ird of Commerce. T 50 Dele crates purporting to represent he entire Oil Industry and seven teen Smethport Conn plans slate the majority of people of this District Are not ass Morable to Tho american legion s adjusted compensation plan. This is in order with the National propaganda being conducted by the Chambers of Commerce throughout the United states no Ninor the government paying its obligations to us defenders. The chamber of Commerce if representative of big business. Its membership is Fri Rio no of the men who fixed Rich from the inferno of War. The Only class tie bloody of Orr As. Poll hrs from the Tui Cible of blood of Yoni . Parri Ulter of in Trintham i Ftp p t f Taro. I d in Vest u n s More t Imron Ilju Inry Yop Moil t on it n f the War have been for Ono mor when vie i would be. To the country a debt of the Oik a who mud year s Bud get Utu crossm y by forcing the War to n Sij Clilon and termination. Reluctant to part with one cent of their War time gains they now plead the adjusted compensation program to Defeated to lower taxes. I of course taxes in o but the ones who Are bearing the Burden of them Aro the Middle Cluss wage earners who Aro taxed out proportion All the same they do not whine ind a poll of this class of citizens would reveal a great majority of them favor recognition of Tia claims of veterans. Does big business contribute its share of taxes n of so one could notice. With its wartime profits tucked snugly away in exempt securities it set Ting vet these Vestal who kept Tho Home ires Burnim at great profit to them while the Young manhood of the nation was overseas howl fur tax reduction. The plan for Iida listed compel As by service service men s experts would in crease the taxes of tills now favored class to raise Tho necessary Revenue. That s Why big Busi Ness is lighting the veterans pro Gram. The Democrat cannot under i stand the attitude of the Oil pro i Duckers noted for their generous impulses and fair mindedness in backing up he National activities of the Chambers of Commerce. Surely our ail men friends fared Well enough from wartime conditions which elevated Many of their number to lifetime positions of financial null hence they should not resist imposition of nominal taxes on their Bounty to enable the government to off its hands of the Khaki eld Host which did wartime drilling i through Kyj Ench mud with i flies Ami packs As their we i to believe the action j of 150 of their number in Hrail Ford week is of the wishes of the majority. I a for Tho Smethport canopus f club s action in feebly chant me too o Tho polite no. Forish i plan of Back in up president j coot de i 1 books plat form for next year we Are in Liru a to a in Anglo of i parity i round the Fevo Nifon who to Propri Ismul Swoopes Bylut i lie wind carry out i Campaign pledge to Woik for Tho 1 Mon it i living what the govern i Molit owns them it is Ren Sooalo to suppose the seventeen Bers were too happily in d in doing Joist if of a Rotor Munn s Solo mind Luiu Hoon to give i Murli heed to what they wore voting for. Hopf Tivey knew not what they Dir. I Howo Vor in View of Tho . President Coolid Cro killed the cause of american veterans in nine words in message to cd is ivs week the action of the Lonny canopus it would seem was uncalled for. Unless the members did want to Cro out of their Way to rebuke local veterans. It would to to know just How Many of be members of Tho Worthw Ostrun Pennsylvania Oil men s association the ford1 to ird of Commerce and the sme port Coop if who voted for his obnoxious Resolution Wurr in to military Vire. The doing com does not to j doll upon mils a i infill it who it of a for to a certain olo Mont i Rith r Ion a Ntim Nelv to who fought would for Hor cur ii the Rolof i Havo Beon of i pm in Ray eth in 5 i i l h-1 Supor vision Cunti Tivod on p Icv col. I i i special Christmas edition thu Emu Cit next week will appear it give atty enlarged form inventing a in Mph to shopping guide who h Btu Nul to Intel vol tiie in lying Public. The i edition will also to repute with hip Jovial and Tiitu in font Rox. In will he the of Iblis hours o u a Riding Iii Jilji a o Mark attic Law Issue of yer. The will to pointed Ono Day Ilijin usual Jill As a Conse of the labor involve 1 Ami Tho advertising Rush Sliech Hen so heavy it has necessary to turn a wily a number 1 of advertisement no and will in accepted after Hominy noon. Bradford did not appear. Tho flail deciding contest at the com Petlon Between t. O. O. F. Degree Tania of Mckewin county towns to decide Tho county championship was to have be hold Between the teams of Tho smolt port and Bradford lodges before Tho Kano Lodga in own last thursday night but was called off because Brad Ford could not appear. Smethport by i limn Atung All contending teams in the series of contests which have been in 6 months the regular prescription in court this week Many plead guilty court came to a close yes ca3e8 disposed of the december term of Mckean county criminal court convened the court judge W. Boilon presiding. There worn a Large number of cases on Tho docket principally violators of Tho liquor Laws hut Usu business of Tho Rea Sion was greatly expedited by a turn title tin i free team ,1 county of Wess for several months past has Olgh to Challenge Bradford s i t and _ i the session ended Yokter Day morning. Sled by slate police at in dance at Jol Evillo one night recently pleaded Gli Illy to a of. Transporting ii Flior. District attorney Potter Roo omme led leniency in Ihla Case citing the defendant s previous Good charac Ter and tie fact to had not Boon Tralee. The sentence of the court wus j of j5co and six months imprison. Business of Farmers Valley is growing at rapid Pace the new Plant of the county Clil defining at Farmers Val by. Which was placed in operation in uly is a booming Industry. The Shaw nut Railroad is hauling Many carloads f gasoline from the Plant daily and an is the the i i i h in tin eos Only jail Railroad is preparing to put on another Ontario Debacco of Botnen Charu rain daily to handle the Hric volume of business. H. Lord killed 250 la. Buck Deer Hunters have Boen having splendid Luck in this Vicinity during the past week a Large number of Bucks having been killed. While the participants in Iofi annual Hunt of the Olds had and pc Iii club on club s Aero pre serve near Smethport Havo been experiencing indifferent Luck a number of Bucks Havo been killed by other Hunters on Iho very fringe of the big preserve. With possessing liquor was tried on monday and discharged the common wealth falling to prove be con ducted a Public place. A Quantity confiscated by Tho officers from was ordered returned. Silvia charged with possess ing liquor plead guilty and was fined and sentenced to spend six months Lii the county jail. N. Brno to Ford Bootlegger who kept a ferocious dog on ills premises presumably for Hla own Protection. Thomas Del Guldia of Bradford plead guilty to Selling Squer and wits fined and sentenced to six months in jail. Mary round of Hazelhurst charged with manufacturing and Selling liquor plead guilty. Sentence 500 Fine and six months i c. Palmer of , charged with setting up Ami maintaining gambling at the preserve of the Rod ,.limv and club where a number of to Cal men Are participating in the bunt. A gave out hereafter to going to put into effect a new Rule John Amend of of Creon shot a Buck of week. Ink n inf John Martin of Bradford also shoe Large Buck in Tho Clennon Region Las Tanir a continued on Page 4, col. 3 Herman lord of col Grove while illumine in the Mill Region one saw effects of wreck week shot a giant weighing i a known Ever no now Ron. Blown in this Section. A shop not red a Hunter named Ici Nze from to my. Hurst shot a Buck in Vicinity of m Al " cold the new York a n ral Railroad at for new and son of Kasson shot an n v. Fow late a. Point Buck Backol the a a sell Hlaj morn info. In an automobile became stalled on a Highway Grade crossing at Forsyth Grant Perry known sergeant i of to township Hunter shot a in Point Buck which aria in three sections. The occupants of the. Farm on the Marvin Creek l v in Bloomster hollow last i of. Unknown Hunters kill Fawn oar Kot Oul Tho Al rat one last week a parly of Hunters la Triin nit Tnp Tho at the state game pre Xor wich surprised a Hunter in the act at Skinn Irir a Young Fawn which to had a just killed. The culprit escaped with Jot it his identity being Learned. Tho Hunters reported their discovery to preserve keeper Milo Orlatt. Who sent in carcass to the Lara Ford Hospital. Engineer of the Section stopped his twin and inc flagman of the first Sec lion flagged the second Section but be. Foro the flagman of the second Section could get Hack to Flag the third train Section which Vas travelling too close crashers in of the second. Nino passengers occupying the observation coach of the second Section were killed and several injured. . Hamilton gave a vivid de strip e. A. Studholme spoken of As senatorial candidate the understands k. a to of the scene which of is being life ome a Candida the re pub Notni nation for s senator from he District composed of it. Rind tic i Fountis. For. S Udo me who f of important of True Ulo following Eom runic Ilion which i self Ria tory smell port a. Dec. 10. Of . Nation 1 limit. Smethport Lias been Active la Ulen Laird with the in tin Uezumi in a Irivin this lie is a n j statement i was an Octiva Sii ppm Ter of co Vernoi i Incho s worker i.-, false As i hav., Nev i. A formidable ,.r to Church worker belonged Nii Ender for Oga h m ii be deme to b Corse a Cai do Ite. Tje Tje Moorat. To a Church. Paul Schoonmaker Smethport a. P. Print thin Rita Tomerl

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