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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 14, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 53. Demo Chat Fuji Lishing inc. Hus8kli., editor Smethport pa., thursday june 14, 1928 per year. No. 24 largest f us of his dipl class Day exercises and ban que of alumnae pleasing features of program of an interesting week Tho annual commencement exercises of Tho Smethport High school were held to the lyceum on Friday evening june 8th, at o clock were at tended by a. Large number of friends and relatives of the graduates i resented to 32 seniors the largest graduating class in school history. The invocation was pronounced by Rev. William e. Van Dyke Rector of by Luke s episcopal Church and the girl s sextet the misses Helen John son Virginia Herzog. Katherine Mun by. Fern Burdick Alice Marie Hackett and Johnson Sang underneath tha Trees Newton in a very pleas ing manner Afier which Philip new Man As salutatorian gave a very excellent and informing essay on the subject of the Progress of following the usual custom the american legion and women s auxiliary prizes were presented by commander Edwin Lindholm of Bucktail Post and mrs. Alford Bush president of the women s auxiliary. These medals Are presented yearly to the boy and the girl in the eighth Grade who in the judgment of their and the the highest record for scholarship service courage Honor and leadership. The prizes tills year went to Joseph Cray studholme son As e. A. Studholme of West main Street and Harriet Raymer. Daughter of or. And mrs. Ward Raymer of Rose Hill Avenue. The girls glee club delighted the audience with june rhapsody Daniels and mrs. Rose Herzog very Abb presented the american history prizes Given annually by Mckean chapter daughters of the american revolution to the boy and the girl in the Junior class of the High school with the highest average in the american his tory courses. These prizes were won by Georgo Van Dusen son of mrs. Laura Van Dusen of King Street and Louise Heath Niece miss Mayte Connolley of water Street. John Sullivan a valedictorian of the class read his essay on the growth of the Central government As compared with that of state gov principal Stanley Bright then introduced or. T. Aird Moffatt pastor of the first congregational Church of Kane As the speaker of the evening. Or. Moffatt gave an excellent and inspiring address upon the text i have he used the sealed letter with its address and stamp a the Symbol for life and its meaning. One must know where he is going he in the right place and stick As the Post age stamp does if he is to make a Success of life. Or. Moffatt is an inimitable Story Teller and delighted his audience with Many illustrations of his theme. Or. A. B. Livermore president or the Board of education then presented diplomas to a class of thirty two Ford car turned flip one injured three Dubols ladles Enro Ute to Salamanca n. Y., in a now Ford Sedan figured in a blood chilling mishap at a Curvo on the Marvin Creek pavement two Miles from. Smethport saturday morning. In founding a curve the front wheels of the Ford turned in such a manner that the vehicle skidded on the wet pavement and turned completely our Landing squarely on its top with All four wheels pointing skyward. None of the occupants were injured a fact which Speaks volumes for Tho sturdy body construction of the car. Tho cur was Only slightly dented. A wrecker from Tho Smethport garage righted the overturned vehicle and the ladies were Able to proceed on their Way without delay. Hope of g. O. Convention Strong free acts Are secured for county fair the management of the Mckean county fair has already engaged Sev eral circus free acts for the 1028 fair in this Borough sept. 3-7 next. Tha acts iwo ked so far Are the three Mai tolls trick bicyclists. Jack Gerard who offers thrills by swaying and performing feats on a slender 75 foot pole. Gamis Brothers a Trio of Cioban acrobats who offer a sensational Rou Tine of tricks. Other acts Are now being negotiated for which will make the array free attractions the biggest Ever uttered at the fair. Damage suit of local dentist must be tried in lower court or. A. H. Livermore local Denta surgeon accompanied by or. A Ostrander and e. A. Studholme Lefi tuesday for Pittsburgh to be presen in Federal court when a suit for damages against the b. O. Railroad and the b. B. Railroad is called. The suit is the outcome of or. Liver More receiving an injury to one Han when a switch engine crashed into a train on which he was a nos Senge As it was entering the Pittsburgh Sta Tion an injury which the plaintiff Al Leges has impaired the Pursuit his profession. Or. Ostrander and or. Studholme Are witnesses for the plaintiff. Attorney John Ruffalo Youngs town Ohio formerly of Smethport is counsel for or. Livermore. Start Concrete on the Duke Center Eldred Road contractor Metzgar started con Credo work on tha unfinished strip of the paved Highway connecting erred Duko Center and Hix font across lilo West Eldrod Flats thin week jul burning Unni Heen com Trio work will to Speed my la wished. Or. Met Biu has probably lain i the Hoo Doo hard Luck Cord of the contracting world due to circumstances beyond human con Irol in parrying out his Cunti riot on this Road which involved Tho building of no entire new Highway Ulm the digging of a canal which diverts the course of Tho Allegheny River. Work has Boon in Progress nearly two years As a result of harassing delays costly to Iho plucky contractor. High water Lias been Ono of Tho chief drawbacks Tho builder bus 1 been compelled to contend with due to the fact hint Tho West Eldred tints comprise Ono of Tho worst flood zones in Section. Repeatedly when the contractor 1 would he gaining a Nice Start the River would Roll Over its Banks in Uii writing the landscape o great depth not Only delaying operations hut undoing work already Don and Tho months Tho Hus been under Way Honvo been record Breakers for escaping moisture. Even last week when everything was set to Start Concrete work along came a flood and caused Over a week s delay. A Bis Bridge Over the River find Railroad tracks at blared la yet to to built. Island Park May be acquired and Beautiful Lake Crea Ted for swimming and boat ing purposes la Federal court tuesday the action of the local dental surgeon was Dis missed on grounds that tha Ault should have been brought in common pleas court. Erecting Speed signs along Borough streets Street commissioner John Hallstrom Lias been engaged this week in erecting Speed signs on the through traffic streets of Smethport. To enforce the recently adopted 20 mile per hour Speed limit locally. Forty of the Metal signs which con Tain the wording. "20 mile Speed to a class of thirty two being printed in Orange and Yng a Typo who have completed the Black and mounted on Iron posts Are four year course in the High school j being i.lace.1 along the curbs following Are those who received considerable sympathy a Felt for diplomas Marion Alberta Anderson. Diary Jeanette Anderson Frank Ells Worth Barton Gilbert .1. Blooms or Vincent James Bloomster Fern Chris Tine Burdick. Ellen Melissa Bush John Francis Eastman Kathryn Lucille Field. Helen Herzog pry. George cd Garlick Lloyd oif Tord Hackett. Edward Harmon Virginia her zog a Lwrence Steinhauer Hopper we t. Hungiville. Harriet Mabel Kohn Stanton , gain h. Herbert c. Hoover wit i president Coolidge definitely retired from the race and with the Pivotal Pennsylvania delegation to the Republican National convention now in Progress in Kansas City solidly lined up for him Secretary of Commerce Herbert c. Hoover seems sure of the presidential vets from in states and infantry units to Parade Hejmej ext1ek Many attractions for county american legion Conven Tion wednesday and thurs Day. Continued on Page 5, col. 4 disabled stolen car recovered Here local dogs which Are now compelled by a new Borough ruling to to kept locked up. That they Are re strained from running at Large at Tho very time the imposing array of attractive new sign posts Are erected. Its a dog s life. Indeed to to restrained from treading into the charming new Vista opened to local do Dom. H is hoped that the signs Are other Wise effect Ive. A Good place to hide a Leaf is in the a noted authority on Crimin ology onco wrote. That established fact probably accounts Why a Willys Knight Sedan stolen in Franklin pa., was abandon Oil by the thieves at the curb in front of the Mckean county court House main Street this Borough one Day last week and waa not discovered by the local authorities until the follow ing Day. Employees Ottha Smethport garage across Tho Street saw two men and a woman Park Tho , alight from the vehicle and walk away. Nothing was thought of the occurrence until the following Day when the ear was still parked at the curb. Deputy Sno Riff Halsey Allison was notified and on investigating found on checking the engine number and License that the Willys Knight had been Lolen from o. So Dale of Franklin while parked along a Street in that City Juno i. Further investigation revealed the fact that the engine had been badly damaged to an extent which precluded Tho vehicle being run any further. Tha thieves gaining a full 24 Horn Start had naturally made Good their scape. R. A. Block of Tho Smethport Garag towed Tho disabled car it a or thursday where it was i. I. Dale the owner. B. D. Field killed in Salt Lake City Utah Henry Field local Man. Received a message monday apprising him that his brother b. D. Fileri Salt Lake City had been killed poisonous Gas while working in a. Mine. Or. Field was one of Tho owners o the Oro and Lead mine in which the mishap occurred his Brothers. Ray mond and Worley Field being the other owners of Tho Enterprise. They als engaged extensively in cattle ant j sheep buying in the West. The dead Man was born on Marvin Creek Road near Smethport 55 year go and went West in 1508. He is survived by his wife and three sons his parents or. And mrs. Joseph held of Hazelhurst. One sister mrs. A. X. Capwell of Hazelhurst three Brothers. Henry of Smethport. F. S. Field of Erie and Walter and Raymond who reside in the West. is in readiness for the seventh Mckean county american legion convention which will be held n Smethport next wednesday and , june 20th and 21st. Revival of interest veterans the world War in their own affairs indicated by the manner in which legion posts rot Only of Mckean county hut of adjoining counties in Pennsylvania and new York Are co operating with local Bucktail Post in to determination to make next weeks convention an honest to goodness re Union of service men. It will be one of the biggest events of its kind Ever Lulu in this Section of Tho state. A Large number of posts have accepted invitations to participate Anil the county units of the 112th Penna. Inf., n. G. P., from Bradford and k Ane Are expected to take Pru t in the Parade. To has been definitely decided to hold the big Parade which will be the main event of the convention next thurs Day evening at o clock. Attractive prizes Are to be offered for the beat posts and drum corps in line. Posts from Bradford. Pm Ingway of and n. Y., have signified their intention of bringing drum and Bugle corps. Her 95th blk Friday will be widely observed miss Alma Grant of Bradford who is a guest at the me Kean county Home Smethport where she is beloved by All. 13 soon to her 95lh birthday and the in Tho United states will join with Tho remarkable need lady in celebrate inn her fatal Day. The Bradford lady was born on the same Day As Tho nation july 4th. Miss Grant spends her time with needlework and crocheting and acorns Tho use of spectacles even even when Reading. The possessor of a sunny buoyant nature the aged lady cheers All with whom she comes in Contact. Sha so round out the full Century Span Anil it is the Hope of All that her wish May be Gunti fled. Serious Auto Accident near Farmers Valley turning out to avoid what be thought was going to be a certain collision with another automobile ahead during a heavy storm last saturday evening j. Koch of Salamanca n. Y., and his Niece mrs. Earl Henderson had Nar escapes from death when the Sedan in which they were Riding crashed into a Culvert had will at Tho foot of hell Len Hill at nearby Farmers Valley. Leaving the pavement Tho car crashed head on into the Concrete obstruction turned a Complete somersault in old Rall anti ally Ted Bottom Aja e up of the opposite Side of a. Dee i old ditch. Despite the fact that Tho car was demolished beyond repair Tho occupant escaped with minor injuries although suffering greatly from Shock. Mrs Henderson received painful super Tala injuries and was attended by or. Rob eel Hamilton of Smethport before be ing taken to Salamanca. Smethport High school la to possess a now costly athletic Field which will to available for All local athletic eve ents1 As a result of the gone Rohaty of Paul h. In Amlin of Chicago a former silo Thinoi tote who in his earlier years was n crack local baseball player and ii round athlete who has donates for Tui project. Negotiations Aii Ulso under Way for to of Beautiful Island pork which adjoins Tho Situ of Tho new athletic Field together Ului Tho mall to the Mir Valri Creek Pond in Ila Borough from Trio Herzog estate. If this Beautiful properly is secured Smethport will to provided with one of the most Beautiful Public Parks to be found in Tho country and by repair ing and maintaining Tho old Mill dam a. Beautiful Lake of considerable Slazo can to created for swimming and boat ing and Fin in Tunco to Uio new athlete fun Field will to provided through Park utter Bridges have Boon direct from Trio Street leading to Tho icus Zequa Railroad Sta Tion. Trio now Field which will contain a baseball Diamond football Gridiron and cinder track will no christened Mccoy Field As a memorial to Tho donor s Uncle. Or. H. L. Of Tho medical profession of Mckean county vote Raji local music us conducted and to this Day a Urbont devotee of clean athletic snorts. The Field will to presented to Buck All Post american legion with Tho that the Smethport High school will have from use of the Field at All Tlach. At a meeting of. Bucktail Post american legion held tuesday oven off or. Hamlin s gift of h. L. Mccoy Field was gratefully accepted and Tho members endorsed Tho project of Island Park and Crew Ilene a Lake. The site chosen for Iho new Field is at the intersection of Willow and Marvin. The line up of the Parade will be As follows marshal and aides Smethport band. Roller skating from Kansas City to new York not a cheap skate but a mighty hard one. Characterizes a highly talented gent who flashed through our Village tuesday afternoon in the uplifting indubitably Hoon to Mankind Effort of travelling from Kansas City to new York on roller skates. During the absence of Trio Champ roller skater from Kansas City others Are on a similar work there this week running a steam roller at Tho g. O. Convention. Stopping Only to take on food ant liquid refreshments and to Oil his carcass and roller skates the skater has detail and co. A. 112th inf. Of Kane. Co. A 112th int., Bradford Bradford american legion drum and Bugle corps Bradford Post port Alle Gany Post it. Jewett Post. Clean american legion drum and corps Olean Post Ludlow Post Eldred Post Ellicottville. N. Y., american legion drum and Bugle corps Ellicottville head coming Here National Grange master l. J. Taber of Ohio will be the principal speaker at the annual Mckean county Grange picnic the Date of which his been Sot for thursday August 2. At the county fair grounds. Smethport. State master g. B. Dorset of mans Field will also be present at the big gathering. Tho county Pomona Orange has been unusually fortunate in securing the signal Honor of a visit of the National master and Thuch interest has been aroused in Tho coming event. Granges of . Potter and Elk counties this state and Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. New York Are coming to Sec Luport for the big picnic to hear National Taber speak. Race program announced for fourth of july meet president r. W. Hilton of Tho me Kean county fair association a program of Iho big Rac meet which will to the Innon feature Trio fourth of july Obser Vince at the fair grounds this Bor Ough. The program and purses follows Pace purse j300. Trot purse running race. 1a mile purse 120 Abiotic 20 Tarsi Era runners Are now training at the local track and the majority of these steeds which will be seen inter in the season on Tho bigger circuits will be entered in the july 4th races by their owners. Keen rivalry among owners to de Termine Points of supremacy will characterize Tho race meet. John Pytcher Nril ont Ormsby turf Man has a lie Iii Alful Young horse this year which horsemen expect will develop into a racing Marvel of Speed. In addition to the horse races there balloon morning Anil afternoon a fireworks spectacle at night a program of athletic and other events .1 big Midway and band con Cei to the Day. of people Are expected to make a Basket picnic of Tho occasion. No action Jet on local paving project county commissioner Thos. F. Hung Vullo states that no action has vet been taken by the state Highway drum Nna Uit a a Emporium Post Salamanca. N. Dept. In regard to Tho paving of parts y american legion drum and Bugle of of Henreh. Intr and state streets. Kane Post and Bugle corps Salamanca Post pm Dugway in Gion drum corps buc mail Post Smethport. The Parade will contain a Long Sec Tion made up of historical and Indus continued on last Page. Col. I Industrial Rumor Rife an important Industrial Rumor concerning the location of a now Industry in Smethport has been current locally this week but pending further developments details Are withheld from Church King and state streets abutting the court House Square and Tho Cost of county jail properties which will to defrayed by Mckeon Ronny and Smethport Borough. The specifications have been transferred from 1he District of lace in Clear Violit to Highway Headquarters in har Rij burs but is yet no move hns been made by the Soto department to advertise for bids. Stolen Packard car claimed in Smethport by its owner a Packard Coupe which was stolen from or. Frederick Manzor of Clear Field. A. Sunday night wms found at my Jewett monday where it had been abandoned by Tho thief after the vehicle s Gas Supply had become sex lausted. County detective Jark Allison went o it. Jowett and brought Tho car to the Smethport garage Here. Or. Manzor came to this place morning drove his re covered car Home. Tho Tholof had thrown away a medi Cine Case and Fin overcoat which the physician had left in Tho Coupe. Be Foro stealing the Packard the thief ill Andone an automobile which to Stolon in , pa., in Clear Field. It is understood that work will be started of Tho now Field right Rumor of or. Hamlin s generous in Tention was gratefully received by Smethport residents several Weeka ago but publication of Tho news wits with held until official announcement of the new Mccoy Field was made by Prin Cipal Stanley Bright at Tho commencement exercises of Smethport High school at the legion lyceum lost Friday night. For a number of year the absence of n local athletic Field has been keenly Felt particularly in baseball circles. Lack of a playing Field has resulted in baseball becoming almost a lost Art among Tho juvenile population of Smethport. Or. Llam Lonj possessed of an into Mato knowledge of healthy boy psychology appreciated the need of a local athletic Field particularly with the development warm Licitr local High school track teams and football machines which have established remarkable records during the past few years. As a result of his Lovo for clean athletics and interest in Tho boys of the town where his own boyhood was spent at a time when Smethport waa developing baseball teams of big league calibre in ugh school football and track athletes will have a Field which will inspire them to even greater Endeavor Ami baseball will again have its inning locally now that Tho town is to have a splendid Field to develop Talent. Announcement of Tho new Mccoy Field la most timely coming at a moment when Tho local s. H. S. Track earn has finished a season without a Ingle defeat against several formidable teams winning Tho championship f Northwestern Pennsylvania at the a clonal meet in Clarion several weeks Ngo. It in expected that the Field will be equipped with a sizeable grandstand and a building containing dressing and rooms and showers. Death summons George Denning this morning Tho death of Goorge Den Nirta retired Smethport business Man who has been an invalid for two years past occurred at his Home on East main Street at Smethport lost to Austin the newly organized Smethport baseball team journeyed to Austin sunday and played a grime Willi the allow any league team of that town o 12 in 11 score. That town next sunday. Treasurer s sales Here Conuis bring treasure Many bidders k. K. Bouton to. W. Bouton is pre so Dong at a. Term of Lac Molnr county court in this week motor trails Safe for democracy covered most of his journey. Subscribe for tha Democrat such As to give to local citizens More than encourage mar. Anything that by his wife Tana her. In my lands has developed in Tho Community in re cent years. Francis quirk of Smol port and claims at tuft court . Nor j admit 64 citizens at court monday judge j. W. Bonton. Presiding at a. Term of county naturalization court at Tho court House Smethport monday granted final papers which admitted 64 foreign born residents of Mckean county cities and towns to american citizenship. There were originally 86 applicants but Ono was rejected on account of a liquor Law violation and several others did not appear. This is Ono of the largest naturalization courts in history closely no pro Ching he record breaker of last Cir 0s wore admitted to Clatl. . The record Speaks volumes of Praise for Trio americanization work which is being carried on in county towns. Federal examiner Ralph White Well known Buffalo attorney formerly of present Ruino Nancu i one son Gerald donning of Philides phia. Ough monday Many bidders. The Sale attracted j suh3crib9 for tn6

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