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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 9, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania I m. My or Juke volume Xiv Democrat publishing co Ore. _ Smethport pa., thursday june a 1921. Per year. The Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. No. 23. Electricity is will be Smethport s life a wonderful pair of Buck bears Julleis Abe located in wilds of this Are Here described Jennie Are wonders Are said to possess almost human intelligence and perform Many j household tasks a Story from Kane s siding. The representative of the Democrat at Kane s Billing this come Forward with a feature Story concern. Ing a pair wonderful captive hear Jube there that will make Winstedt conn., look to us laurels. To a per. Eon not acquainted with our Corree Pon Dent his narrative at i Points might appear to be slightly exaggerated but personally we know him to be a Gen Tell Quint utterly incapable of telling lie. However whether. Our readers agree with us or not they Wil find the account of the plight of these two Bear cubs mighty entertaining. Somewhere in Mckean county june 8, 1921 special to the Democrat Alonzo Dikerman Bachelor Farmer woodsman and his spinster Bister har Lett who keeps the House of Dikeman in order Are in a Peculiar dilemma and the innocent cause of their predict. V ment Are wondering at the Workings of in the state threaten to drive very Small bears from Home and friends. I v along last february Loh was Tima Ting Timber Foj one of Mckean companies eat i his Kiuon tree Fon a table band concert program. At the court House band stand next saturday night the Smith port band will Render the follow ing hour s Prog pin american . "missin1 Mammy s Fox Trot. Wayside reverie. Garland . Hesitation Handy. The Golden overture King. Fox Trot. Honolulu Waltz. Sally a smear fill More. I never one Stop. Stars and stripes March Sousa. A Large crowd heard last sat urday night s concert. Concert next saturday starts at 8 p. M. And will be finished in time Lor second picture show. Former local girl woman explorer tells of life in the wilds of Alaska. Miss Victoria Hewitt a lecturer for the Board of education delivered an interesting talk last night at Public school no. 95, on Alaska to Day and its undeveloped miss Hewitt has a pleasing and in. Teresing Way of developing her sub. Jet and she held her audience Over an hour As she talked of possibilities the Commerce and county s great Che Mejil t and a Bennie and Jennie. Ursine faces wreathed t he Vikt i ves than i Birls Iipp f tie races there her 1 and the stump thereof for a seat. Now in a noisy feeder but Bis mastication was not sufficiently boisterous to drown a tiny growling entreaty which seemed to come from under the fest Ive Board. A Short investigation Dis closed two very Small Bear babies cuddled together beneath the. Log and ism was soon streaking for Home with a Bear in each cavernous coat socket this might be an obituary notice had not old Mot lick hear been at that moment vainly struggling to get out of a trap which had been set close to a sheep fold several Miles away. Harriett s spinster heart came near to having Radiator troubles when her continued on Page 2, col. 1 for the the history of this far Northern Possession of Uncle Sam. Miss Hewitt has travelled All Over mining Camps sled and through its great wooded a of lecture was so. Well received that it is expected she will be asked to come Back to Brooklyn to repeat it in other Sec from Brooklyn even ing journal. Miss Hewitt is a former Smethport girl the daughter of mrs. John Hewitt and has Many friends Here who arc interested in her work. Her lectures during april and May before the new York historical society at the Emma Willard assn., the hotel Mcalpin the camera club and at the Franklin Sim. On co. Post american legion were highly complimented. Owing to lateness in receiving the announcement Only Brief mention was made last week of the marriage of miss Hewitt to or. Preston f. Wright of Baltimore or. Wright too is a traveller and a scholar. Many friends in Smethport will join with the Democrat in extending Best wishes for con. Tinted Success in their work together. Special election is next tuesday on proposal of bonding Borough to the extent of to secure electric Light and powr a vital it unanimous next tuesday special election Day it will be Sii rarely up to the tax payers of this Borough to make the momentous decision of the town . Tory whether Smethport is to Progress or Retro Gress. To now have a splendid Opportunity to realize electric Light and Power and if the project fails it will not be the fault of the local newspapers which have devoted columns of space to keeping readers informed of every phase of the electric matter or of the citizens committee which is now engaged in interviewing every voter of the town. The time was never More propitious for securing electric current than now. All materials Are Down to an unprecedented Low Price and the Borough can handle the Flynn Peinl end splendidly. The plan is to increase the bonded indebtedness of the Borough to the extent of then to remainder of the amount necessary to secure electric current and completely wire the town will be forthcoming in the form of unsecured Loans from Public spirited citizens of business acumen who realize that their Money will be securely invested. The electric project is not to be classed As a Public improvement which will not yield direct financial returns. It is a business which is bound to be and which in Lime will for itself. Not Only this but the history of Public utilities generally leads to the expectation that the service if installed will be operated at a profit which should speedily re Lieve the taxpayers of whatever extra Burden its installation May entail. To View of the benefits to be had from and the existing necessity for electricity taxes Are negligible. Rock Bottom estimates have been received two plans of electric ser vice that of a transmission line from the Olean Light Power com. Pany s lines at Portville to Smethport and the project of a local Power generating Plant. Both plans Call for identically the same wiring of the town. That is lines running to every Section of the Borough with Street lights on every important Corner and a modern ornate White Way lighting system for main Street. The wiring plan provides for the running of a line the outside Wall of any House within the Borough limits without sex. All sections of town no How Remote will lamp As Bird incubator. A live Bird waa found Inaldo an at intoned Street lamp on West King Street last week. The lamp was closed and the. Bird s presence was hard to account for unless it was batched in the lamp. We know of no better argument in favor of electricity than the fact that Smethport s abandoned Street lighting system has become so obsolete that 1t is now a. Series of. Incubators for Birds. Truly if we reject electric Light and Power next tuesday we will All have Birds in our be Fries. I county convention in Bradford. The county executive committee of the league of women voters met in Smethport last thursday. At thin meeting it was voted to hold the annual county convention of the league in Bradford some time in october. Pense to the Consumers. Share alike. Wale about the Rew Hill work started monday by end nearing completion. The third Concrete mixer on the War Ron Moore company s state Highway Job Between Smethport and Rew City was placed in operation monday on the now Rew Hill Grade and is making Good Progress. Work was started at Coleville and the mixer will work up the Hill to Row City. Seven big Mack trucks have been hauling materials from the new loading station station recently established at Bradford and same i can r 4v Power co., by hich pm s Vespes of current which can of Curren Era at a most reasonable rate and at both the transmission one and local generating Plant plans Cost sentiment now seems to be unanimously in favor of the line from Portville. A generous contract can be. Entered. Into with the or nth us re nov be sold to local consume. The same time at a substantial profit to insure of running expenses and investment. other Points along the projected transmission line Are enthusiastic in regard to securing juice and current could be sold to those communities cheaply and at a substantial profit to the local concern with out any increase of equipment or Cost. The following summary of figures on the local project compiled by experts of the Westinghouse electric company Fand that company is willing to Back same with Bonds that the work can be completed within the Flag ures arc enlightening. The table gives the Cost of a local generating Plany but a used principally for the purpose of comparison with the transmission plan. The estimate was published in Lull in last week s Democrat. Transmission line from Portville n. T. Substation equipment at Smethport 2.9d6.00 Street lighting system distributing system by delivering from that end of the Job work Una been greatly expedited and the. Heavy trucks have pounded Grade 1 Large Glass . Receive diplomas commencement at lyceum largely attended cuss numbers Twenty nine la the largest in history of of senior Clau Mon Day night largely Ca laureate Sermon last sunday even ing at St. Luke s. The annual commencement exercises of the Smethport High school were held this week and were largely at. Tended by the relatives and friends of the graduates. The first event of the week was the baccalaureate Sermon which waa file Vered by the Rev. William. B. Van Dyke at St. Luke s episcopal Church on sunday evening at o clock. Or. Van Dyke gave a splendid talk suited to the occasion. Speaking of the value of education the lao that an educated person can be to the Unity and the fact that True sue. Cess cannot to measured in a financial Way his talk certainly must inspires his Herrera to Marast Endeavor and further attainment in educational lines. On monday evening at the lyceum the members of. The senior class under the direction of or. William brow Nell presented a College which was a three act comedy. The total substation equipment at Eldred band dance the Smethport band will conduct dance at Galco Park Friday Juno 17. Train hit Auto. One Day last week Lloyd Kobe driving the Ford delivery truck of the Denning meat Market left the vehicle standing alongside the Shawmut switch at Green s feed Mill. During his absence a train came along and brushed the Side of the car demolishing the top of the car and otherwise damaged the Side of the vehicle. Lodge and band will go. Smethport Lodge. I. O. O. F., a com. Panned by the Smethport band will go to Elred next wednesday june 15. And in the anniversary Celebration. The Shawmut train at . Will convey a Large delegation while a number of fraters and the band will journey to Eldred in autos. The Smethport band which is con. Ducting a series of saturday night con Certa in this Borough will give a pub lie dance at Galco Park Pavilion Fri Day night june 17. The band is in need of uniforms and the Money realized from the dance will be devoted to that purpose. Music for the dance will the furnished by the band. Watch for Marvin Creek Road work. Bills containing further particulars j Chas. P. Oab Rouy superintendent tickets for the dance will be for no Cohn construction company end now on Sale. Secure to Smethport to Kasson Road in. Tiow and prepare Early to participate pro vement Job is getting an Early in this big event. Body of a Gallup May be buried sunday it la thought there is a possibility that the body of c. B. Gallup who died in France in the service of his country May arrive at the Home of his parents or. And mrs. L. B. Gallup of Colegrove this week in which event the funeral will to held sunday. Buckhall Post american legion of Smethport will participate in Tho funeral exercises. Total total estimated Cost of Gas engine Plant.s60.754.00 total operating Cost of Plant per month. Total operating Cost of trans line per month. 200.00 electricity for every of it. Power to expedite the Oscr Atlon of local business concerns and industries Power and heat to end House. Hold Drudgery. Lights ornate and Brilliant to enhance the natural Beauty of our town at night. A great inducement to offer to prospective industries and new residents. One might go on painting an alluring picture of the benefits and wonder Ful features of electricity indefinitely were it not for the downright non altruistic features to be considered. The Day of unlimited natural Gas sup ply in this Region has passed never to return. Time is coming when the purposes for which our natural fuel can be used must perforce be limited then it will not be a question so much a to what inducements we Are going to offer new industries to locate in How we Are going to retain the. Ones we already have. When this time arrives and it is surely coming we will have our answer to that situation and have it payed for if we install electricity now. Lord knows what it will Cost to be. Cure it say five years from install it sooner or later we must let s not Dodge our responsibilities and pass the Buck for another Genera. Uon to assume. We Ore going to be known hereafter for what we do Here let s do at least this one thing which lies within our Power to put our town to the front. Turn out to the polls at the court House next tuesday and make the vote for the electric Light and Power Bond Issue unanimous. Trial had been conveyed to new scene of labor before the Start was made monday with the result that operations should proceed uninterrupted and to Early completion. The new easy Grade from Coleville to Rew City when completed will be one of the finest and most picturesque stretches on the entire Smethport to Bradford Road. The two mixers in operation Between Smethport and Farmers Valley have Cen making wonderful Progress and it s expected that the stretch of High any Between these Points will be com. Lated this week providing an uniter. Opted stretch of improved Highway rom this Borough to Herzog s Corners beyond the Valley. As soon As this and is completed the two mixers will in moved to the other end and with free in operation comparatively Short work will be made of finishing the Tretch Between Herzog s and Rew City. There is not the slightest doubt the world but supt. M. A. Aldrich will carry out his Promise to Complete this half of the Smethport to Brad Ford Road before inclement weather sets in. Play is a Clever one the action Cen tearing around a prominent., football Haye Tiro i git Ike very continued on. Page. Col Bryan May speak Here Buckhall Post american legion is endeavouring to secure William Jen. A legs Bryan to deliver an address in Smethport under auspices of the legion in the near future. The appear Ance of the former Secretary of state in Smethport with his great message of americanism would attract Hund. Reils of people. At a meeting of Bucktail port tues a evening the committee the re ent carnival produced by mrs. H. C. Veils reported the Gross receipts at 1100 which netted the Post h was reported that the charter members of the newly organized to. Men s auxiliary of Buckhall Post will meet and organize this week and elect officers. In ticklish Job. That of removing 100.ft. Flag staff on court House Lawn. Start. At present one gang of men engaged in putting in a Concrete Bridge opposite the farm of e. W. Jones out. Side the Borough. Another gang is engaged in putting in new culverts while another Force is constructing a loading station at comes half Way be. Tween Smethport and in surm. It is expected one station will Supply the. Entire Job. A steam shovel and other mechanical equipment has arrived and it will not be Long before operations will be in full swing. It is expected tent the Derkus Mur Der trial will go to the jury this wednesday afternoon. When the june term of criminal court convened at the court House in this Borough monday there were Only twelve grand jurors present owing to Tho women drawn being excused. Judge Nouton promptly excused the twelve men jurors so will be no grand jury this month. Tuesday morning Derkus murder Rase continued from the last term of court went on trial. By afternoon a jury had been secured and at the time the Democrat goes to press the trial is progressing., Claude Shattu Ekl sri. Was appointed by judge Bouton Mon. Day to assist do Sirlet attorney e. O. Potter in the prosecution. Derkis shot and killed Jabe Reid of East in Lewis run last no vember surrendering after the tragedy to to Bradford police. Derkus claims that Reed had been bothering mrs. Derkis and that on the night of no vember 22 to took his wife to the Home continued on Pago 8, col. 3. At the Home of or. And mrs. John Hallstrom of Mill Street tuesday noon occurred the marriage of their Daugh Ter Edith Elizabeth to Manferd h Johnson of this Borough. The Cere Mony was performed by the Rev. J. E Hall Mertz of Dubols. Guests were immediate relatives o the contracting parties. The House was beautifully decorated in Pink anal White a Large Pink Bell in the Parlo predominating. Attendants were Ellen Hallstrom sister of the Bride and Al Vin Johnson of port Allegany. Bride was attired in a Blue Tri Cotine suit with picture hat. Following the ceremony a wedding luncheon was served after which the Happy couple left for a bridal tour to Buffalo and other Points of interest. The Bride is one of Smethport s most accomplished and popular Young la Dies and or. Johnson who holds a position As inspector with the u. S. In Ornul Revenue part men is a Cap Able and popular gentleman. Or. And Johnson will reside in Bradford where the former now makes his head quarters. Tho Democrat unites with hosts of Prlenda in extending this popular couple. Best wishes to last Friday and saturday Sam Fry m. H. Kelly and Bernard Pratt a com. A lashed the considerable Job of removing the steel Flag pole on the court House Lawn. The staff which was 100 feet in length and weighed several thousand pounds was erected in 1915. At the time it was raised it was Bent Wimch weakened it to an extent that with the Wear of time it had come to be considered unsafe. The Job of raising it from its base and lowering it to the ground waa accomplished with limited equipment consisting of a hoist and Guy lines. The steel pole has been replaced by a smaller pole of Wood. In lowering the huge staff it got beyond control and fell through a Chestnut tree standing on the Lawn and damaged it considerably. Reduction in Ford prices query it sons the local dealers re. Cei Ved a message yesterday from the Ford motor corporation announcing an other Cut of approximately s100 in Price of All Ford vehicles. Touring cars Are now j415 and runabouts j370 . Be. Trout. Watch for and with full Partlou. Lar in Democrat nest week. The closed notice Smethport laundry All Day june 15. Will a adult every wednesday night at Galco Park. Instructions from 8 to Al dancing from to come and have a Good time. Adv of

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