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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 23, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 53. Rubli Suino inc. Uus8ki.l editor Smethport pa., thursday february 23, 1928 terms-42.00 per year. No. 8 Drake close second Bond third Van Dusen fourth big subscription gain in a thrilling neck and neck contest Tho Democrat s prize distribution salesmanship club contest came to a close with Tho off rial count of credits which followed Tho opening of the ballot Box at the Gnu Ige National Bank saturday noon. Mrs. Alford Bush won the Beautiful Chrysler "62" Sedan purchased through the local Bast Side garage Agency which was the first grand prize narrowly defeating Lyle Drake popular local Young Man. Or. Drake who made a wonderful last minute rally actually made1 a slightly larger Cash return in the contest than the but by an advantage of clubbed credits. The popular local lady gained a Lead in the official count. Mrs. Bush s total credits were while or. Drake s total mrs. , the Winner Lias presented the Chrysler automobile to Bucktail Post american legion and it is under stood that that organization will award the car As a grand prize at a big St. Patrick s Ball to be held at the Login lyceum March 17th. It is expected that the proceeds will Clear the exist ing indebtedness the Post incurred in providing Smethport with a Model theater. Or. Drake received the second prize a magnificent Kolster radio set purchased through the Backus Novelty co. Agency. A j325 was originally offered but the local Agency having the larger set in Stock very generously did better than their con tract specified. The Superb on exhibition and in operation at the Corner saturday and at much favourable comment. The big prizes. Were awarded the winners immediately after the judges had finished their count shortly be fore p. M. Saturday. The third prize a Diamond ring was won by Albert Bond Leader in the Texas Frog buoys Hope of local membership the word that u had been found alive after reposing Tor 31 year in Tho sealed Corner Stout of in edifice in Texas stirred the Battle serried ranks of the survivors of Smethport swamp no. I ancient and Independent order of frogs one time world known secret organization which has lain dormant for Many years to renewed life monday. Local frogs who have not hopped a hop since Andrew volstead removed the hops from liquid air zone their ritual beverage. July thirst. 1019 a. D., and incidentally much of the Joy of life were greatly excited by press dispatches of the Texas find. H. H. A Eufield. Original re cording Toad of the local swamp hastily boarded train for Texas to investigate first hand. Guy Mccoy of the Hamlin Dank Trust co. Informed the Democrat yesterday. If the Texas report is True local frogs May take on new lease of life. If a Frog can live for 31 years in a sealed Corner Stone in Texas local members of the order figure they should be Able to Lay dormant in arid Mckean county for a few More years if necessary and emerge alive and kicking when the expected Day of moist Jubilee hits the land. The thought has its moments. 1927 m will be held Here on week Ounla Day directors meet at Home of Secretary j. C. Looker in Bradford monday night the directors of Tho Mckean county fair association held a meeting at the Limo off. C. Looker Secretary in Bradford monday evening and decided to open Tho annual fair and races on labor Day. Monday. Sept. 3. The Fai will close Friday. Sept. 7. Plans were discussed which had Foi their object the presentation of to he guest and Best county exposition i history next fall. The local fait i continued to show Gratifying growth and is at present regarded As one o the Best in the state. Tim directors decided to again hoi a fourth of july Celebration and Rac ing meet at Tho fair grounds this Borough with Many added features for he entertainment of the crowd this event attracts. Tear Gas does its stuff at court House generally it is Only on Days following elections that tears real and Crocodile Are in evidence tit the my Ocean county court Smethport. Monday however was an exception when a demonstrator of tear Gas guns showed his wares in an Endeavor to interest the county commissioners in pro Viding county Oll Teers with tear Gas weapons. Local officers do not need Gas guns or bombs to. Bring tears to the eyes of offenders. Criminal court opens in Smethport monday the february term of Mckean county criminal court with its record docket of cases which were published in the Democrat last week. Local Rector vigorous in big Navy support _ Bradford. Fob. 21. As Long us the spirit is in the heart of men that loads to Cru t Lii re will to thus spoke the Rev. A e. Van Dyke. Of is episcopal Church of will Convene the court House at Tho annual election of officers in connection with monday night s Merit Smethport not monday with j. W. Bouton presiding. Aji Slat in til in week the docket Smol Hui to to Iho seventh annual ban qut t of Trad cml Post 108, american legion held at the knights of Colum bus Hall Lugt evening i Leo months at Tatj front during Tho convinced to from per Sonny Ohk Crven Tion of horror of War and How unnecessary it but until cod a inns of la Oral Justice Llund up to to Imit think Kanety and prepared to meet any International kit nation that thai Ihrk it self he to Nucal. Pronh Wibly be shy six cases operators it r w. Hilton of Bedford was re of motor were arrested for Silox elected president. S. H. Elder of Cole Ville was again named vice president and j. C. Looker re elected Secretary. Holmes of Smeu Sporl who hns code became operative in cd Tho alleged offenders were arrested under Tho old Law which became ineffective when the we motor 1st. Detective shoots assailant through body in running gun Battle a deliberate plot arrests expected ambushed by a hired gun Uii us he entering Hon residence on croon Street this Borough about o clock last Friday morning in Csc Allison popular Mckenn county selective is in Pool Doalph by u hair s breadth when a Bullet almost Grunz Tel his head and turning and advancing in the face of a Spray of bullets from Tho would to Assassin s revolver. All the Wyllo trying to cd Trucato tits own weapon which wrapped in a Ilene Iccil Holster and Belt in tils hip pocket the you Raynous outdoor gave Chase to Tho Aasal Lant Anil finally bringing revolver into action ample Oil Tho weapon on Tho dead run one Bullet uniting its Mark in the Honeil s worthless body Tho fellow escaped hut me whore Cru diary capably filler the office of treasurer of i As a consequence there Are now no Tho association for a number of years. I grounds for sentence in these cases. Tendered his resignation explaining duties to fair croat was the a Pluso from the enthusiastic it men and women comprising legionnaires and their is ques Tsas the speaker of Tho evening declared that people 1 Lauan with a caught by Catchy and appealing in Richcr. The Tor in generally used to in that his manifold business left him Little Lime to devote opening weeks of the contest. The fourth prize a Bui ova watch was awarded to George Van Dusen. The Diamond ring and wrist watch were purchased from the Hout jewelry this Borough. Other contestants. Hiss Field and Silas Mildred Lewis received Cash commission awards. Tho contest was vigorously cleanly Good Humoured clean com petition prevailed among Tho contest ants from Start to finish and All were handsomely rewarded for their efforts. The final count was conducted by an advisory committee composed of at Torney b. G. Potter or. Robert Hamil ton Elmer quirk and Rush hour. The Democrat s subscription list Al ready one of remarkable size for a Field of sme port s possibilities waa naturally increased to a remarkable degree. Hundreds of new names were added to the family of Democrat readers throughout Rural Matte an county. Tho Campaign was one of the largest Ever attempted by a newspaper in a town of Smith ports size. Mrs. Jane Smith Dies from explosion Burns mrs. Jane Smith aged 76. Died at Tho Bradford Hospital wednesday night of last week at o clock. Mrs. Smith had been a. Patient in that institution since monday Jan. 30i when she was terribly burned by an explosion of Gas in a Kitchen stove in her East Smethport Home. Hospital surgeons were amazed by the remarkable stamina displayed by the aged lady. No Hope had been held for her recovery from the time of the Fata mishap since she was burned about the hands arms head and shoulders. In addition to the nerve centers of one Side of her body being completely destroyed. Jane Kyle Smith vis born feb. 25, signal Light proposal still hangs fire work. Daniel Bacon of Smethport was named to take or. Holmes place As treasurer and also As a member of Tho directorate. Prior to the business meeting the routine business was disposed of at the regular luncheon of the Smethport Conopka club at Munn s restaurant monday. Or. W. A. Ostrander Vico president. Fair association members were tendered a delightful dinnei1 by or. And mrs. J. C. Looker. Covers were Laid for 4 and the table was adorned by an appropriate miniature county of Stop and go signal lights on 1s51 in Ireland came to this country when about five years of age. She had resided in this Section for the past forty years. Afflicted with total blindness for a number of years. Mrs. Smith displayed the cheerfulness fortitude and self Reliance so frequently noted in those who lose their eyesight. Surviving relatives Are her husband Andrew Smith one daughter. Mrs Ruth Evans and a son. Elias Smith All of East Smethport. Funeral services were held at the East Smethport u. B. Church saturday afternoon. Rev. Chase of the u. B. Church and Rev. Mcdougald of the Smethport methodist episcopal Church officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery. Who presided reported that Tho Borough Council s Street committee and a special canopus club committee recently appointed to urge the instal Acene. Later in the evening cards were enjoyed by the guests. Blizzards drifts keep Highway Crews Active saturday brought a real return of Winter weather blizzard effects Inch continued until monday night. The accumulation of drifts brought out the Snow plows of the state High Way maintenance shops in Smi Luport and the Crews were kept Busy night and Day the forepart of the week keeping the county s Kio Miles paved Highway system optic to traffic. The thermometer took a pronounced drop locally. U was bitter cold. Mckean county lies n. Very sick Bullet Hor cd Lolo through his body. The local officer has discovered the main Street to curb the growing menace of motor speeding were work ins jointly on the matter1 of in Stanli such signals and no developments have yet occurred. Or. C. R. Long won the attendance prize. Opt Fin one s ideas is Klinl my Cun Cic Isicc not allow me1. Hut an Educ food conscience la not a Safe guide. Tho Hottentots of Arloa do Hingh we would not do. Tho to disband the army and Navy if heeded would in no time result in piracy on the High seas and pillage of our own property and destruction of our people am not a pacifist but n Lover of peace which i want to enjoy even i i Dio fighting for it. Loose thinking and circles speaking against Niceas Ary government appropriations is a dangerous thing. By experience we know to Are a former township supervisor of schools Dies in Hospital James r Kooten principal of the Lewis run High school for the past i eight years and prominently identified Bucktail Post appreciates painfully burned when Gas in Heater exploded Alfred Ashworth. Local Oil producer has been confined to his Home during Tho past week As the result of painful Burns received in a Gas explosion last Friday evening. Or. Ashworth Hail gone to the for rest Bungalow on Marvin Creek and was in the Art of lighting the fire under a Heater when a violent explosion of. Accumulated Gas occurred. He was painfully burned about Tho face and hands. Or. W. A. Ostrander attended his injuries. Local car wrecked Lester Clark local Atlantic gasoline distributor was Tho victim of a motor Accident while driving a Star Sedan belonging to Sam Raymer of Bank Street monday afternoon. The car skidded on the icy pavement Wyllo rounding a curve on the tort Allegany Road and the rear end collided with a headwall. One wheel a fender and the body were considerably damaged. The wrecked vehicle was Trout rat the Smethport garage for repairs. As a county educator for Over thirty Yeara died in the Bradford Hospital at 8 to o clock wednesday evening of last week. Or. Foote was 50 Yeara of ago. He had been ill a month. Elias Smith awarded East Smethport mail contract Tho postal department recently re opened Bills for the carrying of mail Between the Smethport Posl Offlio and or. Burdick s gift of chairs at a recent meeting Post. American legion of Bucktail i a Resolution was drawn up and sent to it. E. Bin Dick Well known local Man. Thanking Long Way. Cram peace. Morn. Issues War to end wars is meaningless after Tho treaty of Versailles. A writer has just sold that it was not a peace of just co but a peace of vengeance and contained in itself a provocation of future wars. Cert in Baste causes underlie the inception of All wars. Graceil. Avarice National aggrandizement and a desire for supremacy and Power Are at the Bunso. Tho cause is always com Mercial. If there had been no Berlin to Bagdad railway t do not believe there would have been a world until hero is a High Standard and Ideal in business life wars will not cease. The standards Are really growing better but Progress is to died the trouble with Mexico and the United states. Tin rivalry of the Oil interests is Paramount. The re sources of China Aro causing the trouble Here Fie declared that the exploitations of Peoples help make jealousies and rivalries of War. Peace is a Long any off and to will not achieve i until our lives As in Devirl a entity of Tho gunman the. Town to ame from in another part of Pomisel anal and the name of the Mclean county italian who hired him to carry it Tho intended murder. Police in All cities of this Moutlon of he United states Are in Possession of Tes creations of Tho would be Assassin ill his employer both of whom Are missing and their arrests Are expected at any time. The escape of the fearless local officer from the cowardly attack was nothing Short of providential. Or Allison returning late. From a trip Tocse Radford driven his Auto Mobil Tho smog Spott Garag Simiand Huffy the establishment volunteered to drive him or. Foote formerly head of i him for of -00 theater seats urls attune to to Trio divine har Mony for nations Aro really the Union the East Smethport Scolia and later j f or the legion lyceum and the Fiat o nations supervising principal of the schools transportation charges to Keating township. During the years j Yan summed up in facts figures toll in Livre the United Home. Starting1 the Steep ascent of Franklin Street towards or. Allison s r Eal Denic the car was unable to climb the upper part of the Grado near Garcon Street intersection due to the icy condition of Tho thoroughfare. Or. Allison alighted and walked Tho Sciort remaining distance to his Home at the Corner of Green and Franklin the gunman hidden Eizoh Lizul a. Tree in front of the House was within eight feet of the sidewalk along which or. Allison passed it unquestionably being his original attention to shoot Tho local officer at close Range. As it Jevc loped the fellow was Al most directly in the beam of Light from the automobile or. Herzog Wos Back ing Down the Hill and had to wait until the car was Well Down the Hill. Thin gave or. Allison a Chancy to mount the High Steps of the front Lawn and reach tiie Stepa of Tho ver Andah before Tho gunman dared to Cut Loose. Just As the county detective reached for the handle of the door of the Glass enclosure of Tho porch in Bullet passed within an Inch of his head crashed to resided Here he made Many friends j i urdu a s Ojei cornus s " solved has a a result of her through the Wool in part of the Doo who regret to learn of ills death. Was a member of the my Kean county schoolmasters Assoc a the Pennsylvania Railroad station and o Kane i. O. O. F. Lodge. East Smethport. Ellas Smith of Bast Smethport was Low bidder and received Tho contract which had been temporarily awarded to Floyd Nichols of this Borough. Funeral services were held in port Alle Jenny and interment made in the Annin Creek cemetery. Surviving relatives Are a brother. Ray Foote o port Allegany and two Sisters. Mrs. Delia Black of Ceres and mrs. Martha Newell of Aberdeen s. Addressed Rew p. T. A. Miss Cole nut and or. A. R. Inv Ermord of this hero Sibli wore speakers it a meeting of the Parent teacher association. Night. Miss Knoke on ill nutrition White or. Murp s in it was Oral Hys Elno. Lenten season on the lenten season solemn period of the entire Christian world and at Hogarth at Samo time Rich with Promise of the Ever Happy easter time in Northern climes hearing Promise of Spring was ush Rod in a crts Day. Ash wednesday problem at the lyceum in every War we have and is greatly appreciated not Only pop no Tho veterans but by All citizens of local Boxer lost new York theater by narrow margin in fax boxing know staged at the Bradford armory on wednesday night of last kid Vander Nick. Bantam i idol of local fans Tost a close decision to Pete Alminia of Punxsutawney. Tho decision in favor of the older. Heavier Punxsutawney Boxer was not and paused out through a panel of in. It look Volun of the enclosed porch four Yumi a in defeat i Jar. Allison turned and started to trained a relish soldiers in the re void wards the gunman who was about 30 to Nara War. The same condition has Awny and the fellow backing Nway Revl five More shots at the advancing officer All of which wont wild turned and ran. With Allison Ujj gang at his awkwardly placed gun. In Pur suit. I faced us every time we entered a War one having come with almost Methodi Cal precision in every generation of the 150 years of our National existence. The name of the new comedy a popular Ono with the audience the in which Hogarth. Smethport majority present believing that Tho to described As twaddle the Pacl Fistle cry to Cut All Minnal appropriations far adequate defense. Instead of writing our National legislators to decrease such sums to urged that they he to make Thorn common actress is appearing in the loading i Loral Boxer had the Best of the argue Norli is lord the f 5 nation s As Bept Mon in position to with appropriate Servi Coa churches. Raster sunday april s. I at local in Imp port of the versa Falls on prod or Mil . Harry which Npenr-1 or Entov Nril i it Rajie Tor. J clean pastor will be at York bus from St. Luke s Friday even ing Sis 1-v.ot Tho it a. C. Bentley. Rector Slosar a Nepf to in in Ole in 1 while f St. 1. Tin s sins Rop in Ali Ucli o Rynek. .1 Tkv i in in i is quirk has born confined to his Home Liy a serious attn Cut of illness. Of. A. Stickle and co. Has repaint York City Ihu greeted a in pc Loci Tran a Lull it the Job is a splendid Ore. Tailor shop. Kultur any Busy booze by banished Vitoi tvo Irik Allison. A i Liiri of i i Ink h 1 Klin i .1 f 12 Iris a of 1w inf wine. I a Alineri of Moonshine Olds and la in a i them. In Ili sinn. He l it i Fon Sibly to military to Ilir Horki alien the county detective finally succeeded in extricating his weapon the gunman had considerably increased his Lead. Tho fellow one Block Down Oreen Street turned Down Union Street one Block to Kingjr Street and drawn that Street one Block to anic Street to the legion theater with nor. Allison firn for Hul lots him. 1chufich-Herzog business visitor j will take place in Texas Tsofi 1, ,11 for a Wiiri week. Mil s Annis olmec i of .11 l lion Riv Amei Man Jardyn rift for the a v. Boro Sho to Val at a before of Polk a furl and expel l in Slop a Virno. . Allison s last shot fired on i Cliff Llo he for but did not its Mark and the fellow m be up a Atli War i floundered hut Riu Yokly repair Fos for it film a Jas disappeared around the he Fajr tre i of the lyceum Huil Dinic where in other

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