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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - July 28, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper my Kean the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume Xiv Democrat publishing co., inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday july 28, per year. No. 30 season s great game failure to Echroll in various parties will deprive nine tenths of hew citizens voice in coming primary a full Boro ticket will be o.h08en at november election state and county officers Tjo be chosen primary will be held sept 20. The new women citizens in to declare their party affiliations will he pre vented Froni casting their votes at the of coming primary mrs. Wade Bui. , the local assessor made a House % to House canvass of the town last fall in a Effort to secure a. Complete enrolment of women voters of the Horo. Were greeted either in Daft. No resp Ribe with tie result that Only Orie tenth of the Wom i in voters were enrolled. 1 in tuesday and wednesday of last week mrs. Burdick. Was at the court House for the purpose of enrolling on the enrolment of voters. The dates had been1 advertises prom. Intently in the local papers but in spite of. This fact Only three persons appeared at the designated two men Tov enrol and one lady to change party enrolment. On thurs Day Are. Burdock was kept Busy her Home answering the Telephone Callson persons who desired to enrol. As it was then 24 hours too late Smett part s party enrolments will be practically unchanged at tie approaching May result in. All local political dope sheets being knocked in to a cocked hat at the november cd splendid gift to Hamlin Library. Hamlin school Library just received a splendid gift from mrs. Helen Morrison. This gift consists of about four Hun dred these one Hun dred and fifty Are fiction and the rest Are largely historical Deal ing with the civil _ Wix and Pennsylvania history. The gift is greatly appreciated by those who have the Library in Conrge. Many other of our Citi Zens no doubt will be glad to follow mrs. Morrison s example acid add to the school Library. Smethport Defeated Rixford in eleven inning contest 2 to 1. Two men Down in the eleventh in Ning and one Man on base. Captain Tull the old roman of baseball at Bat can you imagine that for a tense moment did he hit the Ball you Bette did and its going All the crowd knows or cares. Yes Tully won the game. The score was 2 to 1. One of the greatest crowds of fans Ever Aue embed in amet port. In re cent years gathered., at the fair grounds sunday were rewarded by witnessing one of the greatest most thrilling baseball games Ever played in this Section. Of the state Between Smethport and Wixford. It was the deciding game of a series of three Between these old rivals. Smeu port had captured the first game on the local grounds two weeks ago Rixford won from Smethport on their grounds and As a result interest in sunday s clash was at High pitch. Potters leave sunny Lime sex county treasurer and son will be in Burma 3 years Wixford was by a huge suffering from Shell Shock. Clinton Mcalonie an inmate of new York state Hospital appeared before committee. Clinton Maion a Wellsville toy who has spent Inch of Hie life in Smethport with his grandmother mrs. P. H. Of East Smethport has teen receiving treatment for Shell Shock at a government Hospital in new York state. Clinton then a student at the i 2p, candidates Are b o for the full set. Of Borough offi ices in Smethport. To on at the ensuing november election. Following Are the offices to be filled 4 councilmen 3 school directors 1 tax collector. 1 Justice of the peace. -1 High Constable. 1 judge of election. 2 inspectors of election. In the state there Are to be elected 1 judge of the supreme court. 3 District delegates to the constr. Tut Lonal convention. 1 representative in Large. Mckean county offices to be filled this fall Are 2 jury commissioners. Clerk of court of Quarter sessions and Oyer and term in or. In the townships positions of local government to be filled in each Are school directors 1 supervisor 1 tax collector 1 auditor 1 assistant Afi Sessor in each election 1 judge of election in each 2 inspectors of election in each Dis and 1 Justice of the peace in Foster Keating Lafayette Norwich and sergeant townships. The Borough election will be a fore most topic from now on. Each year interest in local gov eminent and the disposition of tax payers in general appears to be firmly get on securing a group of Inen who will continue to strengthen the Borough administration in regards to efficiency Etc. It is vitally imperative tha Smethport High school enlisted with new York state regiment at the out break of the War and saw extensive service in France. When the 27th division smashed the Hindenburg line he was wounded and gassed. He was eventually discharged from the hos Pital and after the armistice returned to Smethport and it was Khoii tit he was his strength in spleen shape. However lie a Nen Puu. Relapse of Shock and was admitted to a Hospital crowd of rooter and other fans were present from Bradford and throughout the Oil country swelling the local crowd. It was a Pitcher s Btttle supreme. Haines Wiio played with Smethport earlier in the. Season occupied the Mound for Rixford and pitched act game. Summers who played with Smethport last season made his first appearance in the local line up. He pitched a wonderful game and seem ugly there no limit to his endurance As his work became steadier As the game progressed. Several times with Rixford men on bases when a false move voyage from40jo 60 Days sex county treasurer Frank Potter of Smethport and Eon Frank Potter jr., of Kane left tuesday Foi Pittsburg the starting Point of their Long Jour Ney to the burmese Oil Fields a where both have signed three year contracts As drillers. At Pittsburg the two Well known men will receive transportation and proceed to new York will sail probably on the steamship Baltic for Liverpool. From England they will sail for Rangoon India. Thence they will proceed up the Irrawaddy River by Steamer and by rail to the great burmese Oil Fields about Mcnan Yaung. The entire voyage will consume from a double wedding miss Nellie Larson becomes Bride of Fred mils Mary nerd became Edwin Lindholm. A pretty double wedding occurred at the Home at or. And mrs John a. Land null on main St. At o cock wednesday afternoon Rifae Rev. W. B. Van pastor of St. Luke 8 Church pronounced the words total United in marriage miss Mary Nord of Buffalo and Edwin undo Elm also Mieskel he Lareon and Fred her. Re Naii All of Smeton Porti the ceremony was performed in the presence of the t immediate relatives and a few intimate friends of the 09n treating parties. The House was body of local Wari victim 40 to the 60 Days. Burmese Fields have teen in for treatment. _. Drips a visit to last saturday we. Brownell met Young Mcahon who is Home on a 90 Day leave from the Hospital. The Young Man informed or. Brownell that the government had allowed him total disability and that it was the opinion of the attending Phy so Bias that continued rest and quiet will be the Only treatment for his Case. Young Mcahon was one of the 18 disabled soldiers inmates of govern ment hospitals who were taken to Washington recently and interviewed by a congressional committee to show the pressing need of adequate Means of caring or disabled veterans. The local boy s Case was considered a Cularik lamentable one. Meant disaster this Cool Long boy settled Down to shut out de. Livery and pulled his own game Back on Safe ground. Several sensations catches Are also chalked to his credit it was a game Replete with tense continued on Page 8, c61. The annual picnic of Mckean i t 3ra n go farm Bureau and dairymen s league will be held at the Coryville Pic Nic grounds. Tuesday August 16. Great plans Are being made for this big event there will be boat r ing swimming and a program of athletic events is being Arran ged. A band will furnish music. The speaker of the Day will be w. F. Hill past master of the state Grange. 1 a Force of workmen have Ted work on the picnic grounds with a View of transforming the Beautiful site which is admirably adapted for the purpose into a Beautiful Park and bathing Beach. The strongest Nien in the Community be chosen for. The various local offices to be filled next november if Smethport continues to occupy a in the give the matter of local Gor emment now on. Serious consideration think for yourself. From Ford car went Over Bank. Two boys escape Ca is wrecked. A Ford delivery truck belonging t Frank Miller a Coryville Fanner Wae to a pile of junk when it a Over an embankment and capsized a a Bridge near the farm of James Bra sunday. The car was driven by m Miller s son and a son of a rid Lnor in Tye vehicle at the Tom miraculously both occupants escape saved by his Straw hat. Will attend Camp Meade. Operation for thirty years and Mckean county Oil men have played an import ant part in their development. One of the pioneers there was Eicr Patter son of Smethport a Well known Driller who worked in Burma in the Early Daye returned to the United states and worked in South America for a time. But tace Call of the land cast t. Was insistent and he return d several year ago and Are. Patti. Eon is now with him there. A num Ber of other Mckean county Oil men Are also located in the Field. At Yean Yaung Are two Hundred americans two thousand englishmen and burmese and native races the Oil men have their comforts Wel provided for and have a modern club House with Bowling alleys Pool tables Etc. All hard labor is performed by coolies As a White Man does not Las Long under the hot Sun if he work too hard. Wells jul Field p a Hlava barrels daily arid the Oil brings six rupees or j2 a bar. Rel at the present time. Messers Potter will be employed by the British Burma Petroleum company of which b. G. Fowler brother in Law of Frank Potter bt., who recently visited the family in is Field manager. At the expiration of the three year contract they will have the option of signing another one for a similar period with a substantial Bonus. Or. Potter sr., has been identified with the Oil business As a Driller and contractor in Mckean count of Pratl Cally All his life with the exception of his term of service As county treasurer. On his retirement from office he accepted employment As a Driller in the Fields about Smethport being pm arrives Home Only Smethport 8oldier to fall in Battle funeral washed at mimes the body of Collins the Only Smethport Soldier who paid the supreme sacrifice in the world War arrived in this country France last week and was brought to port his boyhood Home thursday. Kii it was the desire of Smethport voter beautifully Pink and White Ana that the final resting place of this with ferns. Mrs. Sundholm is Well known in Smethport. Haying visited at the Home of or. And mrs. John Klein num Erous occasions. She is an attractive Young Ady. Or. Lindholm is associated with ills father in conducting the Lundholm grocery. He is a very pop. Ular Young Man. Mrs. Herr Man for. A Long time has held the position of Secretary at the office of we. A Urnham. She 1s a charming capable Young lady deservedly popular with a wide Circle of friends. Or. Herri Inan who is a son of or. And mrs. J. A. Herr Man be a Well esteemed Young Man. He is engaged in the a onry contracting business and is a successful business Man. Both couples flu Toko up their res Dence in Smethport. The Democrat n common with a wide Circle of friends is tend congrats Lallona and Best wishes to or. And mrs. Lindholm and or. And mrs. Herr Man. Miss Carrie Lindholm of Bradford an guest at the Cere hero s body to in the local cemetery Mony. Following the nuptials a Del Niclous wedding luncheon waa served covers being Laid for 20. The brides were attired. In attract live Blue with Gol and Silver. Ban d. Concert program. Ord car overturns near occupants had narrow escape. A travelling Salesman and a Friend cured in a. Peculiar automobile acc ent sunday while Enro Uto from my. Ewett to Smethport in the travelling Man s Ford car. On the narrow Road a tween it Jewett and Ormsby River turned out into a Field to allow n other car to pass and one of the front wheels dropped into a Ole with a eur Deness that overturned he vehicle. The Driver went through he Windshield and waa saved from i curious cuts by a heavy Straw hat he was. Wearing. The hat was literally it to pieces. The Driver s companion to be. Presented on court House Lawn saturday night. Two Smethport Young men chosen for citizen s training Camp. Iceland Halpenny and Fred Heinlein Are the Lucky Smethport Young men to be chosen to attend the annual citizen s military training Camp for the 3rd army corps area to be held at Camp Meade md., starting August 1st. The Young men expect to leave for Camp saturday. Recently the military authorities expressed the e fear that the citizen train. Ing Camps would not be largely at tended but it appears they erred in judgment and a greater number of applications were received than Maccomo d at Ion could be provided for. There were a number of applicants from Smethport and those who could not be accommodated have been Noti played by a. J. Hyatt the local con tractor. Mrs. Potter will remain in Smith port during her husband s absence. The Host of friends of the Well known former county official while greatly regretting his departure will unite in wishing himself and son Bon voyage and Success in their new Field of Endeavor. G. B. Mayo a candidate. For Delegate to the Pennsylvania constitutional convention. Petitions throughout Are being circulated the counties of the 21st escaped uninjured. The car was badly wrecked Bulj was repaired at lie Alain St. Garage this Borough so it could proceed on the journey later in the Day. Fled Thole next year the government will accommodate a full quota. The citizen s Mik tary training Camps Are a Success. Painfully 1mjured. We. Patton fell from truck Marvin Creek Job. On terrific storm. Docs great damage in Smethport monday afternoon. Congressional District for the Nomina Tion of g. B. Mayo esq., of Smith. Port As n. Republican candidate for Delegate from this District to the Pennsylvania constitutional Conven Tion subject to the primary election in september. The saturday night con certs of the Smethport band continue to increase in popularity and Are the incentive which brings a Large number of people from the surrounding try into town on saturday nights. Literally speaking the local band started something with its weekly series of Bradford has in Allegany. Thusia stoically taken up the plan Only with the exception that there the musicians Are paid for Ihler time and eff Ortyl and other towns Are falling in line. The music Loving Public sneak Well of the High Grade of musical Corn positions included in the programs of the local band. Next saturday evening at o clock the band will Render the Foll owing concert at the court House bandstand Popham. High. Fox Horae. One Rose. In june. Fox nobody s baby. Head. One Sweet lips. Fox Mammy. Triumphal. Last thursday night at East Smith port the band rendered a concert in front of Anderson Thomas garage which was heard by a Large and enthusiastic audience. Following the concert the indies of that Community related the musicians to delicious re Rea ments and a substantial gum of private Collins Thomas Courtesy port Allegany reporter cemetery where other members of the family Are burled. Private in Syneth part for a number of years enlisted at the outbreak of the War and served Valenti a Wlton company b1-, he. In Aba trip july 1 re Collins Thomas years of age at the time he was a son of or. And mrs l. W. Of Grimes who with three Sisters mrs. Larvey Carey of Smith port marvels and Rachel survive., the funeral was held at the Grimes Church last sunday afternoon at o clock and the . Which was in the Grimes cemetery was with full military honors. The services were impressively conducted by the Frank Burt Post american legion of port Rew Hill Progress. Prospects growing Brighton for completion of Smethport to Bradford saturday the Warren Moore construction company Force on the Smith port to hew Hill Road Job broke All season s records when the two mixers one of three bags and the other four bags capacity spread 718 feet of con Crete on Rew Hill. The mixer working this Way from Coleville is expected to reach Wright s Corners this week. Progress of the other mixer up the Hill from Coleville to Rew City is rapid. Bupt. M. A. Aldrich informed the Democrat Friday that if he makes the name Progress from july 21 to aug ust 23st, he made from june 21st to july 21at, the Smethport to Rew Road will he a reality. On the other Side of Rew Hill the sate work is progressing satisfactorily with a View of completing the entire stretch Between Smethport and Brad one of the most terrific electrical last saturday William Patton pm. Rain Hall and wind storms of several played on the Marvin Creek Highway years broke with full fury Over Smith. Job was thrown from the top of a loaded motor truck several feet to the ground when the vehicle started Sud Denly. As a result Patton sustained a broken shoulder in addition to innumerable contusions and cuts about the head the right Arm and shoulder and entire Side. He was at with minor injuries. The Al Ilef by or. Robert Hamilton. Wlton minor injun age to the car resulted from colliding ration s injuries which Ore of a most with a heavy steel dump Wabon in it. Painful nature and win Lay him up for with mad avy course port late monday afternoon. The atom which approached from the Northeast struck with ail the fury of a Tornado and cloudburst combined particularly in the Vicinity of East main Street. A number of Trees Weie blown Down branches of All sizes were blown from innumerable others and gardens in Many sections of town were ruined. The storm also did great dam age to crops in the surrounding coun the proposed constitutional Conven Tion will be acted upon by the voters of the state at the coming election. If the convention is authorized there will be three delegates from each Congress Lonny District of the state. These will be chosen from two candidates of each political party insuring a Delegate of the minority party from each District. The selection of or. Mayo As one of the three delegates from this District would he a Wise one. He in splendidly equipped by tial Nung and temperament to ably represent his con. Sti Quenoy at such an important event some time Are not considered serious try. L. Burlingame of Kashpr. A caller at this office wednesday. And mrs. Arthur. Simons it Bolivar were guests of or. And mrs Leo. Schroth tuesday evening. By Winter. The Bradford Era Highway construction on roads Money the voluntary donations of the Public spirited citizens of Bast Smith port was presented to the band. The band members have a warm spot in their hearts for the generous citizens o f East Striet port. For the splendid treatment accorded them. Another concert will be rendered there in the near future. Frfd says leading out of Bradford been progressing rapidly which Hae this sum. Port Allegany band at Moke an co. Fair. Last week the me can county fair association engaged the port Allegany band of fourteen pieces to furnish the Dally musical program at the fair in this Borough september 13.16. Walter bran Neman and son Robert Are guests of Kane relatives. Mer Wil Ibe Given added impetus in a few Days when the state Highway department begins actual work on route 06, the Highway leading from the Concrete Road the foot of Rew Hill toward raw via the new Grade and connecting with the new High Way recently completed from Smith port in the direction of Rew. The state Highway department will do this work with its own construction engineers. The old Hardwood Mill switch on the Erie t has been utilized As an unloading station for material and already a. Clamshell bucket has been equipment is in gravel Sand crushed Stone and other material now on the Way. It is planned to Start this work cd restly and if possible finish the Road up Rew Hill before Winter. Installed and other readiness for the

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