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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 23, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper the Democrat Coveri the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume 46. Co. Inc. Smethport pa., thursday. February 23, 1922. Per year. No. 8. New arrangement will per Mit Boro to finance project unassisted line of Hazelhurst All difficulties in the tb of tilt Smethport Borough electrical project have been and everything la former pastor of the Kane afro m. D. In readiness for the Borough Council to Church and who fought fire from the take definite Steps for the construe Only to have his House and con ton of a Complete Plant at the w la insurance and in income tax information ii. J. Conmell of or Adford. U. S. Internal Revenue co k actor for this District has a Rived in Onieh port and will be at the grand Central hotel thursday. Friday Anil suture in for the purpose of giving residents of Smethport and Vicinity information they de sire regarding the filing of in come lax returns. Religious Awakening at Mckean county jail. The Spiriti Ini needs of inmates of lie Mckean county jail this Borough. Have been Well looked after during the past week. In addition to the presence of the Arthur Lee who May become known As the arson Parson ing monday March 5. Pc Backus special agent for the Borough in the electricity matter went to Rideway tuesday and had a Long conference with w. H. Brawn Mana Ger of tie Keystone electric service Der suspicious circumstances As recorded last week another minister was added to the Happy jail family after the demo i at forms had closed last. Week. He was the Rev. George Smock Tor of the u. B. Church Degolia. Who corporation Ter View the As a result of this in to have two of his children vac Keystone corporation cd noted to comply with the school Law which now supplies Rideway Kane St. Marys Johnsonburg Ana it. Jow Elt with electricity made an agreement to build an Extension of their lines from it. Jewett to a Point this Side of Hazelhurst to deliver juice to the and had to serve five Days in jail for possessing the courage of his convictions. Rev. Smock lost no time Gett ing Busy with the task of exhorting Hie fellow prisoners. During his sojourn the mail was the scene of a series of in local electric Plant if Smethport will i revival meetings conducted by work at Glass factory Long deferred repairs to the Large Ioctl factory of Tho interstate due Glass corporation been started and it is the general Hope in Smethport that the present activity at the Plant May presage an Early resumption of operations at the Industry. At he present Tinio the Doc hemp blowing machines which have been in use at the Plant since 1908 Are being dismantled. While there has been no a noun. Cement by the company of any future plans in View of the fact that the local Plant was completely rebuilt before its last run two years ago acid in one of the finest plants in the country observers lire inclined to the belief that new machines will be installed. The inter state corporation controls some of the most mechanically perfect Hiss blowing appliances in existence am new machines would make the local Glass factory a better Industry than it has Ever been in history. I Slid limited co operative plan with workers and local business men As be started on Humble about sixty serious movement is on foot to Industry using great quantities of Roal build a Lino to Tho Point designated. Furthermore the Keystone company agreed to furnish Smethport current at a Rock Bottom Low rate. A Sample Bill for k. W. Supplied Smethport was than the Cost for the Samo Quantity under the agreement offered by Portville. This Concession by the Keystone corporation reduces the original estimate1 for tie Complete electric Plant based on the to Portville . The Ogolia pastor. The former Kant pastor did not partic Apte in the ser vices. Rev. Smock was committed to local jail when he refused to a Fine of and costs imposed upon him by a Detolla Justice. The Complete Nas available the t Auti prize by the Vot i Erb and the Promise of from the county As Advance payment for service not be Nec the recently organized Traci emission in for pne Penny and will. Leave the Borough to the pliant until it begins to return a Revenue elimination of the company will do away with a lot of opposition to the electric project As will not by necessary for to . Put any rental. The Keystone corporation is giving splendid service and is about to build one of the largest in the country. Attending Erie diocese convention this week. The reverend w. B. Van Dyke and or. And mrs. G. W. Mitchell or. H. A. B. Mayo and e. A. Stud build a Glass bottle factory in Smith port and from the interest that is be ing evinced in the matter which has been under quiet do Cusson for some time . Everything looks favourable or Smethport resuming its place As a Glass manufacturing town. The proposed factory Wou d Start on a modest scale and would be a limited cooperative concern financed by the workers aided by local business men. It is the intention to Call a Public meet ing within the next two weeks at which a plan of Campaign will be mapped out to secure the Plant. H. C. Crawford a Well known local bottle Blower has started the movement for a bottle factory not with the idea of pointing or managing the project the a 111srco a 1, d Ioc e be of Era we Cony tried in Thill a Ify tuesday and wednesday. Was manifested in this convention which was the. First Bishop John c. Presided Over since his Elevation to Bishop. His annual address which corresponds to the president s an Nual message indicating How the out look of his new Tvorik appears to him and broadly outlining future diocese activities was received with great in Terest. The convention assembled the Cathedral of St. Paul Erie. In country. In Smethport Are a number of skilled bottle blowers representing some of the most substantial families of the town who have become property own ers hero and who Are now engaged in other pursuits. Or. I Awford has secured the pro Misc a of thirty six bottle blowers to go to work Here in the event the. Fac tory project goes through who will take Stock in the concern paying for same by assigning Twenty per cent of their wages until their Chota is paid in. A competent expert would be secured to take full charge of the Plant As to production and sales management the failures of cooperative inti serial plants As per past has i. O. O. F. Home plans. At ont of the largest go Hengy Ever hold in tie local Odd Fellows Hall last Friday , it which were Prosi it of Tho Odd Fellows and their wives. Encamp ii in members and nu-mbei1.1 and their , the drive of Smethport Odd Fellows to raise ?1500 among 1. O. O. F. Members As the local quota towards the erection of a new Odd Fellows orphans Home at Meadville was launched. A Delic ious supper was served and a musical program presented an address being delivered by District Deputy grand master bunco of Kane who outlined Tho Home project. The Odd Fellows Home is he o Ali St institution of its kind in the world. The great humanitarian work accomplished there has attracted wide spread attention and to continue the work it is necessary to erect a new . Tie present buildings Are antiquated and far Insi Fitu Lent. To erect a. New Home in every Detal ant anticipating future needs will Cost this amount will be raised to lodges of the District tuna Lodge Bradford for instance having undertaken to raise As its quota. Liere was Gratifying response from to three linkers at Friday night s meet no several Hundred dollars being raised in a few moments time sub scrap ions ranging from to there is no question but Smethport will pass the goal. Mra. Alice sumnlers Gill is Secretary of the local committee Eldred and electricity. The Eldred Eagle says an inter Esting meeting of the Allig Annj Bridge club was held it Tho Golt Eagle hotel last night and was Wel attended. A s. Brown was elected t membership in the vacancy caused by death of e. A. Harden. Severa names were added to the waiting list the electricity question was the principle subject of discussion am there were present or. Tan worthy of Bradford representing Tho comp and furnishing electricity at Portville an j. C. In skiis of. Smethport. Smith change of plans in getting the Dorset by Many local business men whom he has interviewed and will be a resorted in detail when the pubic meeting is held. The plan is to build a six ring Glass tank and specialize in Short orders of ing conducted on sound business principles and without dictation As to pol icy and would also protect the local citizens who invest in the proposition. Democrat readers should hear in mind the fact that this project is far Small . There is great from assured. No group of citizens Field for such a concern in fact the Large machine bottle corporations would act As feeders for a Plant of this kind handling Small orders for them Are going to make it possible. It must have the support of every citizen of the town. It is an unpleasant fact but one which every i Izen of the town in which would manufacture. Youths barred from local Pool rooms. Judge Bouton has issued a pronoun i Ament to Pool room proprietors for bidding them to allow minors under the age of Lightc Ren years to Piny or fre quent the Pool Halls. The edict is to be strictly enforced. Or. Ostrander in Accident. Or. To. A. Is trader Cority medical examiner while on his Way from this Borough to Bettita Early monday morn ing in his car had a narrow escape when tie vehicle capsized. Or. Ostrander was. Proceeding Down Smith s Hill this Side of Crosby when the car hit a Glare of ice on the skidded and turned Over on its Side. Fortunately the vehicle was Only proceeding at a Speed of five Miles an hour con sequently turned Over easy and aside from the Windshield being broken and the fenders Bent the car p. Dodge Road Ster was not damaged and the doctor escaped injury although he had ble extricating himself from the Interior experiencing a sensation Akin to that of the Bird in a gilded Cage famed in Story Ana song. He says it was the tightest fix he was Ever in which some tight fix. After the lapse of Over an hour or. Ostrander secured ing Crew to. Right the car and was to proceed to Betula where he inspected the schools. E. E. Drake sprains ankle. Jost saturday evening e. E. Drake cashier of the Grange National Bank had the misfortune to slip on a polished floor of his residence in w. Main Street and sustained a very severe sprained ankle which will incapacitate him for Sevell Days. Or. Chad ick was the attending physician. Inconvenience them to i must face that Smethport is existing a Plant Euch As projected would employ about sixty work a great Deal depends upon that arrangement can be made with the Ber Ney Bond bottle company for acquiring the site of the Oia factory of that company destroyed by fire in 1918 and largely on Hope at the present time. Many of our citizens realize now that their continued residence in Smethport depends upon some immediate action being taken to secure some Industrial activity for the town others More fortunately situated Are Content to let things slide so Long is they exist be which is located on Nelson Street this i surely. The Democrat does not hell Borough. The stack of the Plant still Tate to predict that those who Are now stands and with the Lens will fur i so confident that their existence la As Nish nearly enough Brick for the con sure whatever happens will change Striction of the proposed new Plant i their minds if a Gene i exodus from other material which passed through the town starts. And exodus there the Tiro can to salvaged and will fur i will be unless we show some signs of Nish a splendid Start for a new Small life. No one is going to help us. Only new fire trucks Here. The two Ford one ton motor trucks purchased by the Smethport fire department As mentioned in the demo crat last week have been received and work of constructing them into two combination Hose Wagon chemical engine and ladder trucks has been started by local mechanics who Are generously donating their time for the work. It ass expected to have the new motor apparatus. In con Unis Sion in a. Weeks time. New Board of health Smethport s new Board of health probably the first in the state to be composed principally of ladies met and organized at the office of or. H. L. Mccoy monday afternoon. The members Are or. To. U Mccoy mrs. W. C. Daly mrs. G. H. Mccoy miss dropped in on Bradford. Parker. Cramer and b. F. Hazelton jr., of Clarion pa., caused consider Able excitement among the residents of Lewla run yesterday afternoon when they their aeroplane in a Field in Rutherford nun on the c. J w. Morris farm. It appeared to some of the bystanders bet Tho plane had crashed to the ground and Koch s ambulance from Bradford to take care of those injured in the supposed Accident it. Developed How Ever that a Safe Landing had been made and the aviators had proceeded to Bradford. Leaving1 their machine in Carrie Day or. W. A. Of Roii j the Era tuesday Der. Or. Ostrander was elected a Dent of the new Hoard and or. H. L. J Mccoy was re Locc cd Secretary-1 or. Cramer is n Ron of mrs. Fannie Cramer of sme port factory. In addition of building stands on the properly two switches run onto the inn. Ourselves and this bottle factory pro s material an office eject appears to be the Happy solution and j the factory was Smethport s it Best Industry and the town never recovered from the blow received when the big Plant was destroyed by fire. If our citizens will take an interest in this project instead of ridiculing the ones who Are trying to have k realized is ont1 of the finest factory Sites to be found anywhere. With this valuable feature included in the calculations it is estimated that it Only be necessary to raise in the neighbourhood of j25.000 to erect factory. O dependence would be placed on natural Gas for fuel. A. Coal burning Glass tank similar to those in use in new Jersey being projected. Smith port is situated on of four big Coal carrying railroads and is said to to one of the finest locations for any the will put aside Petty personal different 1 Ces and strive for the common Community welfare. Sme port will have another bottle factory not so Large As the old one but an Industry which will employ a Large number of men and boys and which should expand rapidly and develop into a splendid establish ment. Portville was explained and Back us said that Smethport would great prefer coming this Way. The club we have a committee meet with or. Back us and others and see if a get together plan cannot be devised whereby the project As originally planned can b carried out. Editorially tie Eagle says to change in Tho plans of the Smethport parties relative to Tho electricity pro position leaves Eldred in Tho position o working out her conveniences Alon that line in her own manner. The situation now resolves into the matter of going after Tho juice instead of hav ing it brought into the Borough. It is just As essential for Tho welfare of the under Tho first As under the original plan but Calls for More Active Effort on the part of local residents. While the change of plans at Smith port Are not fully decided upon it is probable that the Shorter route from it. Jow olt will he chosen although there is not much difference in mile age from it. Jewett to Smethport. Than from Eldred to Smethport. Should Eldred the Cost of the line to this Borough. However there seems to to some question about the contract that favors the inf from it. So in either Case Ellred would be required to y for the Lino from port Milf. To kit Rcd so. If this town wants electricity lets go after it and get it without Walling for some one to come along and hand it out of us. Frs. Daly is Mother in Law of major Ken. Mayo popu Lar smethpgr1 Man honoured by legion Kuno Republican saturday col. Soph Thompson Stato commander of 10 american legion and stall passed trough Kano on train 603 yesterday to party was bound for Kris who Roo. Lass meeting of the american legions held last night. Captain j. 13. Sheridan who is on to Stato commander s staff stopped it at Kane to perform a. Special mis Ion for the state commander. H13 Iilah Sioui was to interview . R. J. Sharp Ami request Captain Sharp to Onvey to mrs. M. J. Daly an Inelta. Ion to be Tho guest of Honor of Tho Enn Sylvania. Suite department the american legion at its next do Kiniment convention which will to held n will Lamport next Hummer. State commander Thompson had earned that tvs. Daly is an Mother and one of these a Gold Star and he Felt that a Mother who had furnished seven sons and a. Son in Law to he government should to fittingly recognized. One of mrs. Daly s Soldier sons made Tho supremo sacrifice. The Aon in Law is major Kenneth Mayo who 13 a son of Captain b. A Mayo of Smethport flu g. A. H. Hero. To state commander s invitation to mrs Daly As requested yesterday evening and mrs. Daly accepted invitation and will at tend is indeed and As far is is Offlio first Ever extended in diction of Pennsylvania. Col. The trip. Son particularly desired to see that americ Nti mothers of the world War Are Given recognition and he frequently gives expression of his elation of the work performed by the mothers and wives of sex service men. Of Tho recent conflict. Salvatore gunman is demented or. W. Mitchell superintendent of fall after causing a near reign of terror the Stato Hospital for the insane War Ren pa., came to Smethport last Fri Day and examined Frank Salvatore awaiting trial at the county jail this Borough charged with shooting con stable teed of Betula. Or. Mitchell who is a noted alienist is convinced that Salvatoro is insane and will rec in that town. Took Refuge heavily armed in a House and defied capture. County detective Allison of Smethport and Constable teed of went after him and teed rushed into the House the fugitive shot him through the neck. Teed despite his serious wound and the fact that he is advanced commend that the Man be committed to i in years luckily grappled with the an Asylum for the criminal insane at Young manioc Ond held him unti or. The next term of Chinal court. Allison to his assistance. Officer Vatore s condition is attributed to a of Mcturck of Skull he received seven years ago. Teed fully recovered from the wound. Rod the six month s Salvatore was arrested at Betula Lam subscription costs Only the of miss Hector to Elof Ericson popular Young of Smethport occurred in port Allegany Friday feb. 17, the Rev. Larson of port Allegany officiating. They were attended by miss Elvera 7ieo or sister of the Bride and Edward Ellas of it. Jewett. After n. Brief bridal tour they will take up their residence on West main Street Smethport. The Bride of this marriage is one of Smethport s be St known and most popular Young ladies a daughter of mrs. And mrs. Olof Hector of West King Street. Or. Ericson is senior member of the firm of Ericson Johnson proprietors of the Smethport Lee company. He is a successful respected business Man. The Democrat unites with Many friends in extending congratulations to or. And mrs. Ericson. Arthur Grigson was a Harri son Valley. T .i., visitor monday where he presided at the funeral of a former parishioner. Toy factory ready. New Industry the toy factory of s. F. Fry Ralph Herzog and w. J. Kerr which is located in a build ing in Tho rear of Tho grand Central Block will Start operations this week Tho company having on hand enough orders to keep the Plant Busy for some time. All the machinery has been received and has been installed and while the Start is being undo on a Small scale the or veers planning on increasing same As the business War rants the factory is a most Complete one in every detail. Tho new com Pany will manufacture a number of Novelty toys invented by or. Kerr including an am izing whirling disc toy one of the most ingenious contrivances Ever devised and toy magnets and Man Nik rms. County auditors finish labors. The Mckean county Board of Audi tors a. A. Abbey f. A. Burdick and Gifford finished their labors last week setting a new record for competing the extensive labors of Aud iting the county s books fifteen Days less time than was consumed last year which was considered a. Record breaker. Tho present Board of Audi tors Are to be congratulated on the record for efficiency they have established. The report which is a. Most comprehensive one appears on Page 6 of today s Democrat. Bishop overs honoured. A press dispatch of the forepart the week has the following to say of of the latest honors paid it. Rev. Walter h. Overs episcopal Bishop of Liberia which will be of interest to the Bishop s Many Smethport friends the right . W. H. Overs Bishop of Liberia a i been honoured by boing elected a fellow of the Royal Geo society London a recognition of Hla Zeplo Raelona and discoveries in Roshop overs was formerly Rector of the Church of the ascension Bradford. To wonder if Lydia s Stork bait contains More than one half of one per cent

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