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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 15, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania Vage four the Democrat thurs., feb. 15, the Mckean Democrat Russell Lindsley editor and manager. Entered Smethport Posto Altce Smethport pa., thursday february 15 second class int scr. 1923. Editorial during the world War when the majority of Republican newspapers were directing All their artillery against president intend ing to be unpatriotic but to thoroughly discredit him with an Eye not to the the War but to the winning of a political Battle in the of this resolved that he would never be guilty of such practices if political balance was changed. The very Many Republican newspapers in face of the accomplishment of the Wilson administration in doing the things that alleged experts like general Wood had but a few months before been preaching to us would be impossible to accomplish in raising a huge army and trans porting several millions of men overseas did not miss an Opportunity to revile the president of their nation despite the fact that he was unquestionably the one Man who was guiding the Allied cause to Victory after the governments had chased around other Allied circles for n would have fallen. But they did. Not and due to circumstances if not sagacity we Are still Able to laugh at the victims of their own greed j who would gain something for nothing or beat a Genius of chicanery at his own game. But the Philadelphia record in the following editorial takes a different View of the matter William Kolaski sojourning in los Angeles purchased the other Day from two kind Strang ers who were willing to let him into a Good thing a Bill making machine capable of turning Ovit 100 Bills of denomination per Day. The machine was very simple in construction con sisting of two pieces of Hoard fastened together with a Bolt and very easy to operate. The strangers showed Kolakoski just How it worked they put a piece of Blank paper Between the boards tightened tip the Bolt released it again and withdrew a very Good looking Bill that would fool any Bank Teller. And they sold this machine and the right to use it. To or Kolakow i for spot Cash. When the purchaser look a Day off to inane a facture of pocket Money the darned machine would t work. He sought the pleas ant gentlemen who had sold him the apparatus but could t Lizul him. Then he told the police fearing that he had been swindled. Let us not laugh at William Kolakoski. Tie just needs several years not Only missing several opportunities to win the War before our entry but to the contrary nearly losing it. Despite the really wonderful accomplish ment of taking millions of Young men from counting rooms stores shops farms and industries equipping them training them and placing several army groups on the firing line in France prepared to successfully out match the most perfect fighting machines Ever developed our Republican journalistic friends bitterly reviled our president who was giving his very life to successfully performing the Gigantic task assigned to him. In one column the Republican newspapers would beseech their readers to subscribe to the War Loans and in the next column would rant had read in the los Angeles newspapers Day after Day year in and year out that the United states is the land of Opportunity that All the choicest opportunities sprout and flourish in California and that the very pick of the choicest the extra fancy four Gold medal at the world s fair opportunities Are to be roped in and around los Angeles. He had read in those same news Fri it onry the Ati mrs t nanners the advertisements of generous Public l Atli 1 1 1 weeks to about the manner in which the Money thus raised was being wasted and plundered and How feeble our contribution to the Allied cause was even when our troops were tearing Daylight through the supposedly impregnable Hinden Kurg line and the Argonne stronghold. Be it everlastingly to the credit of the Brand of patriotism of the people of the country that they still continued to subscribe to War Loans despite the assurances continually presented to them by the Republican press that their Inone papers the advertisements of generous spirited chaps out and out philanthropists who Only waiting were willing to sell building lots and Oil stocks pm Only waiting that is ail. Of fabulous value for a Mere song. He had been told Over and Over again in print and by alms givers on a Large scale who hounded him on the Street that the investment of a Little Money i Norm not exactly in Tho Way things that the present owners did not want i still can some a bit because they were already too Rich would almost my. Mind May Winder now and. Then instantly make him a millionaire. Why should t he buy a. Money making machine is Icci ally after he had seen it work no. The Case of. Kolakoski is not humorous j the Sun Boos Down by slow degrees. It pathetic. Of course he might have known j Ana so does life that the owners of a process capable of turning out in Cali a Day would not Patt with mrs. Krueger is out after two Husslo with flu. I 13 Percy m Bratton to e. W. While Law was a Smethport Anna Annon. Bradford Victor sunday . I .1 Douglas and wife to Olat was not getting results. My work it Soems incomplete and Iipp has crept Antn my Lito. My senses to defeat. With no intent to quit. Old age is part of human life and has its value too Lii Light of War time experience the Democrat which considers its patriotism above politics has adhered to its pledge even though there is no War and the temptation to complain has been great during the present administration. Hie president of the United states represents the unquestioned Choice of the voters of is the head of our government. To revile him is to revile our government which we hold dearer than anything on Earth. That would be downright unpatriotic. The Democrat will criticize policies of it Are All of us careful to ascertain Why the Vendor of opportunities does not take advantage of them himself let him that is without the scar of a sting give vent to the first peal of laughter. I 4 i the Democrat has always been a disciple of Contentment. It maintains that there can be no social or caste discrimination Between the pro sessions of Art science letters statecraft music As compared with the crafts. We have deplored the tendency to create such a caste distinction which has already resulted in Good mechanics becoming scarce while the professions arc becoming overcrowded with the result that the craftsman now makes larger wages than any professional Man All of which does not make for human Contentment. Tho chill of autumn brings decay. But has its Solden hues there s part of life that must retire. But leaves the Gold in you. Administration democratic Republican or socialist which it does not consider right for criticism is when it comes to Barking continually at the administration elected by the opposition party we draw the How close is All the universe hound up in Comman life Tho present has affinities which other worlds Are Rife. Thos. Dec. Ware. H How much Are a socialist s Whis kers Worth Giuseppe Modigliani it Alian socialist Leader Hud his luxuriant Beard barely torn by youths Dur ing a political demonstration in Keg George Winslow was a business visitor in Smethport Saturn a in. Or. Grover is some better at this writing. Herbert a Ronnold it Betula is spend ing some time at the Home of or. Stephen Marsh. Miss Grace Winslow is Noble to be out after several Day s illness. Mrs. Minnie Hoegstedt of the Ben son store shopping in Olenn on wednesday. Mrs. Jennie Mason and children spent saturday in Colegrove the guests of mrs. C. Mason. Walt Corwin and Lynn Brid turned to Crosby sunday from their Homes in Shinglehouse and Are Drill s on a new Well on the Heine mar. Estate. Smethport s genial taxi Driver or. Heath was in Crosby sunday morn ing. Horn recently. He is asking lire damages which is the Price several hair mattresses. Hootch thieves dug a Tunnel blk onion. And wife Bradford same to same. Bradford John Sternberger and wife to John dovish Kane Myrtle Gahagan trustee to Heine Man chem. Co., Norwich twp. Wealthy and husband to Fred Larson. Liberty . Judgments no 124 term 1023 Mckean co Trust co Bradford a. Is Jennie hannahs Kench. 531 it. No. 126 use first National Bank Kane is James Battista no. 127 Nettie Parkhurst is Orren Parkhurst no. 128 Leo l Herzog is John c Cunningham no. 129 first National Bank of it. Allegany a. Is c p Manning 5316. No. 130 same is same new suit no. 125 feb term 1923. Albert Iverson is Jesse s Chase it Al eject weekly court record feb. 6 to 14, 1923 deeds feb 6 v e Watrous and wife to Norwich lumber co., Norwich twp tannic to co. To Norwich Lum Ber co. Norwich twp Norwich lumber co. To Cornmon of wealth of Penna. Norwich feb 7 c Timazee and wife to g a Melzel Eldred twp ment. 150 David p Peterson and wife to Silas foot Long and gained Entrance under w Hamilton twp it is our belief that there is slight difference Between the Man who spends four or five years in College flitting himself for a profession and the Mechanic who spends four or five years in a shop mastering a skilled Trade. We maintain a Baltimore whiskey warehouse re moving Worth of whiskey. It is estimated 150.000 More feet of Earth will or Xvi to be excavated to Bury Tho Consumers of the stolen Lite for. Thin is the open season for Chest j protector. Doing so we would he opposing our own gov that one Good Mechanic is Worth a half dozen j eminent. To the contrary we have repeatedly mediocre say engineers. But this belief teacher of rudimentary tic bestowed Praise on the accomplishments of the not appear to he generally recognized in the owned one cat and was Given present administration which we have consid feh 8 Phoebe l Newell it Al to car w Larson Bradford is. Feb 8 Samuel Bittle and wife to Mora 12 Tiit tics Foster twp Kane estate to Nellie a Johnson Wetmore twp Emil Johnson and wife to methodist episcopal Church sunday february 18. Morning worship subject christianity and social Church school Junior Epworth league evening worship. Preparatory class for Church membership wednes Day. Prayer meeting thursday ladies Aid will meet on thurs Day afternoon and the Priscilla dub Friday evening. The monthly meat ing of the w. F. M. S. Will be held tuesday february 20. The first Baptist Church Rev. S. A. Renick pastor services on lord s Day a. M. Orren and p. M. Subjects the Ileal ered meritorious. We consider that the time to oppose a presi Dent on political grounds is not during his term of office but when he appears before the people for reelection for then he becomes merely a politician. There never has been or never will be a president who Lias not been a Noble Type of american and who has been actuated by great patriotic impulses. Their aim was unquestionably to serve the people As Best they knew How. Their errors of policy came from mind not the heart. To try to paint a president As a Knave or a fool is not Only unprincipled but Low Down unpatriotic. The right to honestly criticize his policies should not include the right to bitterly condemn any president. Work with him for Good things and oppose the things you honestly consider harmful and when he comes before you As a politician for reelection it is plenty time and the Only time hat you can effectually end the application of the political policies which Yon consider harm Ful to the nation s welfare by judicious use of the ballot. Perhaps we do not look prosperous but it flatters us to think we do not look sufficiently credulous but at any event we have visited numerous cities and towns throughout the land scramble for higher education which is resulting r cat to us i in some professions being overcrowded with me Cli Ocre Talent is a crying demand for Good mechanics in Many crafts. What would 1 have. prohibition a la Coue right Liy night Ivy Moons it France has found the cure for the present Rishto Romu Tibia a a. Nation it a Fuld seem. The French ministry of i l Honor Trade workers of Superior Craft the workers will Lake stand with leaders in Art. Science letters and states Craft in inc Republic Al the imposition of Indus rial a to be held in Paris. Oover rement recognition of skilled Workman ship is bound to result in aroused interest in the crafts. France s example should be followed by other governments. To would mean a revival of skill inc reappearance of the Mechanic who created for the love of accomplishment. Miss Mai Ciri i Yoni. Boosts of the thinnest Artir of silk Bofo in the world we re Cost 5500. In View of the fool thru a sown of lined with n find Silicon skin miss Koyrun s distinctions not when it is cd that can for of new a. Pound and much cheaper. Leo , Wetmore twp. Al. Orren Leo Parkhurst and wife Katharine Hadley Kane Arthur s Hibbard and wife Wallace a robbing Keating twp feb 12 Abe Levi to Bessie Levi Ralph Bradford Clinton if Foster to c m Brennan enly Blessing or a. Curse. To i Bible school 12 o clock. A i members of the school Are requested to i to he out sunday. Bible study on tuesday evening at prayer meeting thursday Niolu s o clock. All Are invited to attend All of the ser vices. Crosby correspondence Crosby. . Mrs. T a turnello Hep Homo having Cjon called Here by the illness Many reasons have been Given for the loss of the ancient Pride the hand worker had in his of her mrs. 7. Product chief among which is the explanation that modern machinery has reduced inane crafts saturday men o a common level. Be a con or. Ii nil mrs. W. C. Were in. It. Lewoc on tuesday on Noeo int of . Illness of or. Five i land s Monthir. N 1. of is up my a int some time it his. Home Here. Or. 1oitrr.m and or. J Rii Trihus Tinor Factor but Many believe the decline of skill in the crafts is the result of downright snobbish Ness. To America however the manufacturers have had a Strong influence on the faking of crafts for professions in their policy of sacrificing Quality for production. And have gotten away without anyone trying to sell us a Public building or Bridge or a Gold in town in Busi Ness to Mish Jav a nor Wilcox t Cli monday. At any event if anyone starter out to Day Lomi a to duplicate any of the Beautiful edifice. Erected in i Wrev in the Early centuries such As the a Coral at together with heir conc no. It would be necessary to scour i be world for men and then it is doubtful whether the Job paving Brick. Perhaps if they had tried we would compare with those of ancient Days. Or. I-1. Mac by he inc is visitor in Crosby situs j j mrs. A. Bond of while to allow wrist j Callini on friends to Crosby tuesday beware of Little expenses a Small leak will Snik a ship savings Are the foundation upon which Al most every business venture has been developed. Once acquired the savings habit is a constant source of pleasure and inspiration. Hamlin Bank Trust co. Smethport a. The Bank that takes care of its customers

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