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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - January 11, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania The this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper the Vertio Crit the entire net i of Mckean. To be if our paper. Volume 47. Inc. Smethport pa., thursday january a 1923. Per yeah. No. 2. . Hungiville tells canopus committees for 1923 to furnish a swimming Pool at the meeting of the Smethport x canopus club at the Wright House monday noon t. K. Hungiville for Mer president of the club sounded a note of town advancement by Coop ration Tho Only Means by which any town can Advance when in citing accomplishments of the canopus club Lor Smethport s betterment he deplored the Lack of cooperation of business men who were willing to share in any improvements but Wero apparently unwilling to cooperate in the con Stant Effort to secure such benefits for their town but rather depreciate the efforts of those who do work to Bene fit the Community. . Hungiville did not hesitate to Call a. Spade a Spade and the Point of his address was so timely that it received the unanimous endorsement of his fellow club members. Tho Best argument for the Smith port canopus club is the accomplish ment of electricity and other improve ments it has set out to secure More has been accomplished for the town s advancement in the three years of the club s existence in spite of its being a period of National depression than in any other similar period of the town s history. Hung Volle called attention to that the club s present membership with three four exception was composed of _ professional men Jewko. Of depending upon the business life of this Community but who Are actuated to strive town betterment simply because they wish to see Home town Advance. Every business Man of Smethport should belong to the canopus club. It is struggling to accomplish the things which will insure their continued Prosperity. The speaker forcefully pointed out the duty every citizen owes to his town. In thanking the committee of which j. L. Morrison was chairman which arranged Tho Beautiful Community Christmas tree on the court Lawn on behalf of the club in embers. President h. Ii. Redfield expressed the determination of making the Community tree an annual Holiday feature. President Redfield created a Perman ent Public welfare committee which will look after the Community tree plans and take charge of similar civic recreational features. The new committee was entrusted i with the matter of providing Smith port with a suitable out door sym Ming has been under consideration for some time. . Hed fled informed the club that the Smethport water company had offered the use of five acres of land along Blacksmith Brook and situated a Short distance from the Smethport country club for swimming Hole purposes. It will be possible to create a. Splendid Pool by constructing a dam across the Stream at that Point. It is the intention to make the swimming Pool a reality next summer. Tho chair announced the following permanent club committees for this year l. Pry. F. W. H. Gallup j. C. Douglas and. C. Burdick. Good Potter f. H. Hungiville t. H. Morrison. F. Hung Lillo g. W. Mitchell and e. Munn. R. Livermore. A. Studholme p. S. Grossman we. Farnham. Public Morrison j. W. Russell Lindsly. New Bucktail officers Are installed at he january meeting of Buck Tail Post american legion held monday evening routine a transacted. At the Windup of the 1922 business6 of the Post a. Anderso who during the past year has efficiently As Post commander turned Over the Gavel to . W. A. Ostrander newly elected. This is . Ostrander s second term As Post com Mander and attests his popularity with local veterans. The other new officers installed were vice Hallstrom. Lundholm. Finance Fay. Post Clark. Anderson. C. March. During the meeting the Post received a visit from the members of the ladies auxiliary who asked the of the Post in securing permanent meeting quarters for both organizations. Bucktail Post already has a Perman ent committee which is investigating the possibility of a suitable Home for the veterans. Monday night the ladies auxiliary s commander mrs. Fred Burlingame appointed a committee of ladies to cooperate with the Post s committee on permanent Home. Sudden death of mrs. Elmer Burdick on Highway Bella was end ened and shocked by the sudden death of mrs. Elmer Bur Dick aged 50 years who had been a resident of that Section for Many years which occurred saturday after noon. Mrs. Burdick was Sej Jod with a heart attack while walking to Betula and was found lying in the Road an unconscious ing Sleigh. She was taken in pass to her Home where her death occurred about Twenty minutes after she was put in bed and before medical Aid could reach bar. The funeral was held tuesday noon at the Colegrove Church and interment was made in the cemetery at that place. The deceased was a lady of estimable qualities widely known throughout this Section and a wide disappearance of Harry hand tallies with scare at Boyer died at county Home John Nelson need 80 years died at the county Home Thea Borough last sunday. Nelson for Many years worked a the Woods near Crosby Hrlic employed by Tho it Nemann estate. He entered the Home last o Crosby ook a i of Tho remains find in ring was made in Roso Hill cemetery yesterday. In court it sle Day judge ived riven re Lvov to cons tvs. Circle of friends mourn her sad de Mise. Besides her husband she is survived by eight children who have the sympathy of a wide Circle of friends. Smethport Glass factory continues leading Pace the Smethport of the inter state window Glass corporation with its Okmulgee Type blowing machines in maintaining the leading it has set for other factories of the interstate company in regards to Quality and production. This despite the recent shut Down to set blocks and the fact that j exception of the Bradford clue since tie cold weather it has been Nee i Wiliie it Lias been reported that the authorities believe him dead in the. Disappearance hand a. Bradford Oil Well worker which was reported to the police of that City by the missing Man s relatives on monday the-Loco-1 county authorities be love the solution is furnished to the Mye Tery of the naked Man who startled residents of Boyer near it. Jewett on tuesday night of last week As described in the last Issue of the demo crat. Hand was last seen in Bradford on saturday evening december 30. The last place he seems to have visited was the option , that City where he was seen at Midnight but from that time on he has not been in evidence and his relatives and friends have he come duly alarmed. Hand is 22 years of age is of medium height and weighs Between 135 and 140 pounds. He Light complexion. The Young mania unmarried. This description tallies with that of the naked maniac As Given by those who saw him excepting the fact that the Boyer. Residents described the naked stranger As being of dark complexion. However there is a pos Sibil that in the dusk and due to scare the Boyer men May have been mis taken in that particular. Furthermore the belief of the local authorities is strengthened by the fact that hand s disappearance w simultaneous with the appearance of the naked at appeared dec. 30th, Rayster Man was seen Jan. 2. It will be remembered that a Farmer near Boyer received the Shock of his life tuesday night of last week when confronted by a nude Man brandish ing a revolver. The armed stranger was afterwards seen by two other Boyer men. County detective Jack Allison of Smethport who was notified and who hastened to Boyer. Organized a search ing party arid pursued the maniac All night the tracks of the naked Man s feet being plainly visible in the show. The searchers lost the Trail abruptly near Hazelhurst after traversing Sev eral in los wild country through out th.1t Section. Efforts of the authorities to learn of by person missing in this Section to find any further traces of the Nak death of George Howe of Georgo Howe Well known Busin Man and highly esteemed resident of of coast Smethport passed away it his Home following a lingering illness about p. M., tuesday Jan. A Jar Howe was confined to his bed Tho greater part of last Winter but his vigorous Frame withstood that critical illness and Dur no the past sum Amer he resumed Active direction of his Large business establishment. Friends knew that . Howe waa not a Well Man but his spirit was Strong and i s physical sufferings Wero not divulged to his associates. Several weeks Ogo . Howe was compelled to re tire to his bed for the last time. George Howe was born in Browns Ville sept. 14, 1859. To had re need in East Smethport for 27 years for a number of years he operated a Largo Blacksmith Long establishment be ing a master Mechanic. During past 17 years he has conducted a Large hardware store at East seethed stranger have been futile with the . Howe was a citizen whose Ster Ling Worth was recognized by a wide Circle of friends throughout this Sec Tion lie was successful in his Exten Sive bus Ness pursuits winning his Way by honesty in dealing and sheer Industry. He was n. Home Loving Man and his tastes were unpretentious and wholesome. X deceased is survived by his wife and two children miss Ruth Howe employed at the offices of the interstate window Glass corporation. Bradford ind William Howe a student at state College. He is also survived by three Brothers Charles and Patsy Howe of i Stanter pa., and we Howe of Wil n. C. One sister mrs. W. L. of new York City. . Howe was a member of the Woodmen s Lodge. The funeral will be held at St Eliiabeth s roman Catholic Church this Borough Friday morning at o clock the Rev p. J. Ing. Interment will be made in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. Essary to the local Plant s artificial Gas producers in operation. Tho producers Are performing perfectly. The splendid record being maintained by manager Alfred Johnson strengthens the prospects of the big Loon Industry being materially enlarged in the near future. Stiff penalty for Eldred men at the term of argument court held at the court House this Borough tuesday afternoon judge j. W. Bou bet a severe precedent in dealing with the cases of Dan Bernard and Joe Slavin Eldred Pool room proprietors who were recently arrested by state troopers of barged with operating punch boards and Slot machines in their places of business. Both men were sentenced to fines of each and to undergo imprisonment in the county jail for six months. 1 messes Bernard and Slann both pleaded guilty to the charges against them and the court after a Sharp lec Ture denouncing Tho practice of operating gambling devices expressed his de termination of sett no a forceful example to end such practices. The sentences which set a record for treat ment of such offences came like a Bolt out of a Clear key. Roth Eltred men arc Well fun own throughout the county and have Many friends particularly her nerd who n Well known base Ball Umpire. My. Bernard his a wife and eight children. Nude Man has since been seen on Knees of the big level country and that Oil Well workers in that Section Are going armed due to the fact that the naked wild Man carries a gun the local a Tho ties Are inclined to scoff at these reports. . Allison is positive that the nude Man i has perished As no living being could survive the cold weather of the past week in this event it is doubt Ful whether the remains will Ever be found As it would take an army of men to search that vast stretch of Bleak country. However there Are those who main Tain that the insane Man could exist by sleeping in boiler houses throughout the big level Oil country. Fire trucks lost Friday the two new motor fire trucks of Tho Smethport fire depart ment were Given a thorough try out under the direction of m. Geary chairman of the committee which made the trucks possible. It was also a drive for funds and local business men who had not yet done Given Chance to contribute towards defray ing the expense of Smethport s splendid new fire fighting equipment. Considerable Money was raised but More is needed. Those who have not contributed should tender donations to . G eary. Thanks to labor donated by local mechanics members of the fire. Ice part mint both trucks wore completed it a Cost Well under nearly enough Money has Bem received to a for the trucks Bill an added Bur Den has been placed on the committee in the matter of securing funds to for the splendid electric Siren no alarm system recently installed. Smethport now possesses fire protect Ion second to no town of its size in the country. Our citizens should be Only too glad to contribute their Small pro Meta share towards defraying the expense. Both new trucks Combine the Fea Tures of Hose wagons ladder trucks and chemical engines. One mounts two chemical tanks and the either car Ries one. One truck weighs 4500 pounds and the other slightly less than 4000 pounds. Both Are handsome in App Vanance. The trucks were Given a thorough tryout. Climbing the steepest streets in town and making splendid Speed Des Pite the heavy body of now on ground. Invention of Well known. Local Man is performing splendidly two Are in operation How the now Hilton machine for blow ing Glass which has been in operation for about three weeks at Tho allo Gany Glass factory is proving to be a Grout Success. Tho company now us two machines in operation and they no producing a Largo amount of Leigh Grade Stoss. The machine is Tho invention of Robert w. Hilton of Small port who holds Yei a Strong ent claims in thou s. Patent office. Expert Glass men who have been Tho machine in operation Marvel it its Quick Success. Other factories install ing other machines ii Ilvo required weeks to secure successful operation experiencing much Dit faculty at the Start in getting things adjusted to produce Glass properly. Tho Hilton machine with Crews of inexperienced workmen was a Success practically from the first Day of operation. As the men gain experience Tho results secured by the machine Are proving More Ana More successful is improve ments Are being made on minor de Talla of the machine. Each machine blows cylinders up to continued on Page 6. Col s. The Smethport Creamery Smethport can to justly proud of its Creamery which in now owned and rated by Meeker and Barnum the firm being known As tie maj Fean basketball tonight the fast Bradford t. C. A. Five will be the Smith porn cupids opponents at the Smethport lyceum to night. Admission Price for future games has been reduced from 50 to 35 cents. The cupids their old time line up will once present More starting tonight. L. Hull Erekson. Malcolm. Hull and Kohn. See Thorn in action. Ladies will be admitted at 25 cents. Monday night the cupids will meet the fast couple report five at Tho lyceum. is one game ahead of the locals this season. Do not fail to see these games. Card of thanks we Tako this Means of thanking our friends for the Many acts of kindness rendered during our recent Bereave-1 mint. A Rev it i a Home made Thresher a Friend of the Democrat semis in the following description of an in genious Home made threshing machine constructed by a nearby Farmer a . Green who Over in Stickles hollow Only Grid a Small crop of buckwheat and the big threshers would not bother to thresh for him so to made him a threshing machine for use. He has a Small Cylinder mounted on Tho top of an old fanning Mill and the Power is a Gas engine and this eng be runs the threshing Cyl Inder and also the fanning Mill. Tho Straw passes Over the top of the fan Ning Mill and the Grain goes in the Mill and thus the chaff is separated. This amused Nie very much but a inny riot lit of interest to g. A. R. Elects officers f. Holmes was in olefin re stator tuesday. County Creamery to pfc machinery in new modern thoroughly sanitary and the Interior 6 the building is As clean and Bright As who proverbial new Pip. Electricity furnishes Tho Power for the new churn and winery thereby dispensing with and dust caused by the old fish loved steam Power system formerly in use. The Plant now turns out about 400 pounds of butter twice a week duo to the Small amount of milk being received. . Meeker states however that the production will greatly in crease As the year progresses. The proprietors inv to inspection of their. Plant and surely nil visitors will he favourably impressed. The new churn recently installed in one latest on the Market and greatly increases the efficiency of the Model local Plant. The Butler manufactured by the local concern is of delicious Quality and is attracting flatter testimonials from die steadily increasing list of patrons. This Fine Dairy factory is bound to he a valuable asset to Smethport and to the surrounding farming Community As messers Meeker and Barnum Are paying an attractive Price for death Mckendrick Smethport Nwoko tuesday morning to Tho sad nows of the from pneumonia of Stephen j. Mckendry Ckuj aged 78, one of Synieth Morfa old oat and if St known citizens which occurred at i a Homo on Bank Street Boul 3 a. Tuesday Jan. 9. Stephen j. Mekin Delck was born in now Brunswick Canada aug. 18, 1815 and Camo to Smethport 15 Yeara ago Laving previously resided in Clermont Many years. To is survived by his wife. Char Otto to Kondrick and the following1 children mrs. Goo. Russel of Eldred mrs. Herman Dumjohn of St. Marya miss Eveyln Mcken Dzlok of Homer William of Eldred Chaa Mckendrick Sherman Okendrick mrs l. E. Munn of Smethport and mrs. A. J. Thompson of Olean. . Mckendrick had. But recently turned from Buffalo where had Cov Rcd from in extremely critical operation in u manner which had grat fied his Many friends. He waa apparently regaining ills strength in a most satisfactory Man ice and was about town a cold brought on a Sovero attack ileum Ohio. And the patient still weak Ned from his Long conf lament to the Hospital Sincu Alicd after a Brief ill push. S. J. Okendrick was in Uno sum no Man of Sterling Worth to the Community. To Wius a Manly Man who was the very soul of Honor and in his business and social pursuits he Nade friends by Tho legion. All of whom held the departed Oulton in the highest esteem. After coming . It Kendrick engaged in team jobbing and with his Aon in Law l. E. Munn engaged in Tho ice Cream confectionery and i Eal Aurant business Ond term he served As a member of the Borough Council and was u capable conscientious Public official. . Okendrick was a member of the Odd Fallows Lodge and into Tho fun Erni the fam ily residence at .2.3.6 o clock this thursday afternoon. New c. A officers at the regular meeting of me Kenn Post no. 347 g. A. R. Held last thurs Day the following officers were elected for the year 1s23 w. Colegrove. S. V. B. Allen. J. V. O. Cunningham thamm s. Burlingame officer of w. King. Choate. The thinning ranks Captain Van de watering in Smethport Captain Casper Van de watering was in Smethport monday and waa a caller it the Democrat olt co. Captain Van de watering As will to rom pm Borod by a lengthy writeup appearing n the Democrat last Aumea served with Oom Paul s Valient forces Dur no the Boer War and Camo to Tho United St trs of Lei. That conflict. For Mer president i Loosvelt became in crested in the Young Boer Lind during his administration Van de watering who is an athlete of prowess was employed a sort of presidential body guard and wrestling by. Tho strenuous Roosevelt. Instructor he after wards accompanied col. Roosevelt on his african Hunt. Capt. Van Clowa tearing has now Bealon his sword in to a plow share rather a varnish can. He now travels for a Cleveland Ohio varnish concern. Another mystery whose Chandler car was consumed by flan own about seven o clock sum Lay evening that is he mystery pub Ling local motorists tills week. Sunday night Cory Vullo residents " discovered a Chandler car of an old Model burning fiercely in the Middle of the Road half Way Between Cory Villa and Tho first Shawmut crossing. The machine bore n new York state License but the name of the flirty own remains in a Cloud. Did they Burn to death accept a lift from a. Passing Motorist just vanish into Tho nor who knows the wreck of Tho burned car Lay alongside Tho Road until monday night when it was hauled ably by the owner. Away presume of Mckean Daniels released on bail John of the Trio of in Post once largest in this Section Buffalo men recently arrested Orgain reminds us of Tho Smethport for transporting booze was that relentless foe of the most in-1 released on Ball from the county jail tepid warriors has made on our vn.1 this Borough. Jast week. Ent ,.r a a tics succeeded in raising the ent veterans of 61. Still our local Post members Are holding their own in a manner most Gratifying to us All. they remain with to come. Ono Nemo was removed from the Post roster by Dix us during the year 1922, that of the late capt. Fayo. E. R. Set them to Iii. St. Bonnie s at the lyceum Friday night. Risk Suhali. Ball necessary to secure Daniel s to Leose pending trial at the february term of court. I Jack Altman leading Man of the combination and been bail Prav lonely. Third . Is still in jail. No one no pears to love him released Albert Mays. On the basketball tonight it lyceum. Cupids is Bradford y. I 2sc. Fien Tlemcen 35n

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