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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 21, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume s3 publishing Lac. Linds lbt bd1tor Smethport pa., thursday june 21, 1928 terms-42.09 per year. No. 35 county military units legion posts from Many towns and bands and Bugle corps will participate All that is needed is fair weather for Smethport to witness Tho greatest military pageant in its history at o clock Parado which will be the big feature of the 7th an Nual convention of the Moke an county american legion which convened Hore yesterday and will close with a Ball at the legion lyceum to night with three bands four drum and Bugle organizations three crack Mili tary infantry units and american legion posts from All Mckean county towns and guest posts from other neighbouring counties in Pennsylvania and new. York in line it will to the most imposing military procession of highly drilled present Day soldiers and veterans Ever witnessed in this Section of either of the two states since the world War. Congressman j. Mitchell Chase of Clearfield former state commander of. Tho american legion and a Leader in veterans affairs was a guest of the convention yesterday. Tho infantry units will be commanded by major Means and co. K., 112th infantry of Bradford will be commanded by Captain Peterson. Tho infantry companies legion posts bands and drum corps from Olean. Salamanca Bradford Kane it. Jewett and other towns will arrive in Smethport this afternoon. The Parade will move through the business Section of town at o clock. The procession will move in the following order marshal and aides Smethport band Headquarters detail and co. M., 112th infantry of Kane co. K., 112th infantry Bradford Bradford american legion drum and Busolo corps Bradford Post port Allegany Post in. Jewett Bond lit. Jewett Post Olean american legion drum Anc Bugle corps. Post Judlow Post eld red Post Ellscott Vullo n. Y., american Legio drum and Bugle corps Ellicottville Post Emporium Post Salamanca x. Y., american Legio drum and Bugle Corpa Salamanca Post Kane band Zicano Post Ridgway legion drum and Bugle corp Ridgway Post Bucktail Post Smethport Industrial floats attractive prizes Are to be award holding the oar arte in the Evenin has permitted a greatly increased at Tendance of posts. Bucktail Post american legion which is in charge of the convention has spared neither expense nor Effort for the entertainment of the hundreds of soldiers and veterans who Are assembling Here today. Local citizens Havo donated generously to defray the big Cost of the convention the Hugo military Tho greatest Over witnessed in this Worth the Price. A big event of the evening will be the Barbecue at Island Park which is free to All service men. An abundance for the Erie shrine patrol and band in Bradford tuesday Smethport will to largely represented in Bradford next tuesday evening on the occasion of the visitation of. Zem zem temple., Myslic shrine of Erie accompany led by its 60-Plece band and chorus of chanters. There will be a Street Parade at followed by a Drill by the Erie shrine patrol and a concert by the hand at Tho Park baseball grounds at p. Zem zem Temple has a Large number of members in Smethport. Death summons sudden for to e. Tyler sunday tha death of t. B. Tyler Well known Farmer of this Section occurred with shocking suddenness at his farm Home near the Cole Creek school House last unday morning. My. Tyler was engaged in perform g chores when stricken with a Sud heart attack. He retired to the ouse and Tia in followed soon after. Deceased was 7g years of age and is entire life was spent in this Vicini y where he was highly regarded by wide Circle of acquaintances for his splendid qualities As a citizen. Timothy Enoch Tyler was born in Valley and 46 years ago was United in marriage with miss Sarah Chatfield of that place. He leaves his Vidovi two sons Merritt of Wrights Corners and Victor Tyler of Bradford ind one brother Victor Kane. The funeral was held at the family residence yesterday afternoon at o clock. Interment was cemetery Farmers Valley. Local fans in non Stop flight to Cleveland these Days when trans oceanic air plane flights have by Omo commonplace Havo offered no greater non Stop endurance feat than that accomplished by Bill West Tomolo Clark and Albert Bond circe local baseball fans sunday. Suddenly deciding that they walled to u. Big league Fusso Ball Gamo in Cleveland sunday afternoon the Throo local men entered a flying machine a lady known As and her name is legion owned by Bill Best Early sunday morning and took off for Cleveland. At times skimming die surface of the Road at others soaring sky to the darkness Tho log of the flight is Pel Force inn Trio of navigators never stopped until they alighted a the Ball pork at Cleveland in time to witness the game. At the conclusion of the game the local men again took flight homeward and roaring throughout the Early night on a non Stop trip which made their Westward trip Pale to insignificance landed in Smethport Early monday morning. Weary and fact Aore Ness is reported to be the thing which some of the High flyers encountered nothing else but on the completion of their epoch marking voyage. Will act 10 Check of Deer n local sportsmen will hear state s of the ques Tion Here ing to be held in Galeton Smith will Drill water i in Central America Eben c. Pattison returned the first of the week from new York where he signed a year s contract to go to the Republic of Salvador Central America where a will direct Tho drilling of. Or. Pattison Foi a number of years was employed in a supervising capacity in the Oil held of Burma India and recently returned from a several months contract in the Jungle Oil Felda of Colombia South America the Well known local Man will sail from new York for Central America july 7th. All set to Start work on new athletic Fiel with everything in readiness for the final Transfer of Hie deed for Sartwell Field at the Corner of Marvin and Wil Low streets this Borough from the owner. Or. W. A. Ostrander. To p. D. Hamlin who intends to present a Fine athletic Field to Bucktail Post Ameri can legion for Community use and As a permanent memorial to his Uncle. Or. H. L. Mccoy Veteran local physician plans have been adopted for an immediate Start of construction work. Arrangements have been made with Ralph o Connor of this Borough who owns a steam shovel to Start work of leveling the beautifully situated Field at once. Or. O Connor has just d a Road contract at Sheffield and will e Ablo to bring his equipment to the Ocol operation within a week or ten Days. The actual grading work will pitted St. As a result of Tho county movement or the posting of Forest lands to pre sent All Deer Hunting temporarily As a. Counter measure against the recent arbitrary ruling of the state. Game commission in localizing Tho killing of Cloo Deer next tall sportsmen no Olding a series of meetings through out Northwestern Pennsylvania. The Keating fish Grimo association composed of Over 200 spor Sinei in Smethport and Vicinity is holding a special meeting at Tho Hose House this Borough tonight at o clock to take Somo action in the Deer mat Ter calculated to forestall any Slaugh Ter of female Deer in local forests where they Are just starting to become plentiful after the county was closed to All Deer Hunting for a period at Lvi years. W. C. Kally supervising state Gam protector will be present and Addris the meeting presenting Tho Gam commission s Side of the argument. A meeting is to to held in Galeto soon at which representatives from number of counties will Lake action t forestall the threatened Slaughter Fleer. Grazing wild Deer damage Golf course duo to the encroachment of grazing Wilt doer coming from Tho nearby Woods considerable dam ago has Benn done to Tho ii teens of Tho Golf course of the Smethport country club on West main Stiert Extension. Tho sight of wild Deer grazing in Tho open Fields near Tho Edge of town is becoming almost a Dally our in that Section of Smethport. The animals Are particularly partial to the Lender grass of the local Golf course Gruenh which the members regard with equal ton dearness. The imprints left in the rain softened soil by the leers Sharp hoofs is annoying to players. I fast racing big time fair grounds july 4th there will a big Celebration held in Smethport at the fair grounds on july 4th. A program comprising a Pace Purazo a Trot purse and a running race will be included in the program. Fifteen horses Are being trained at Tho fair. Grounds at the present Lime and All will entered Tor these races. Many either horses Aro also being entered and Tho management predicts that some very fast time and closely contested races will be seen Peru on july 4th. The Jewell Brothers of Philadelphia who gave such a Fine exhibition last association directors met in Towanda last week Smith. Port represented by me8s ers Rice and quirk Towt Ida Dally to View june mooting of Tho executive committee and directors of Tho Roosevelt High Way association was hold yesterday at noon at Tho hotel Kinney Here with president Dusl Naborro of. Willsboro presiding. Tho Lrea surer s report was read accepted showing a balance of about j1200. Three now directors were accepted they being we Lellam Woodin of to Wujda Harry a. Walters of Troy and a representative of Warron a thu Mamor of Cho new Highway colder describing Tho route was discussed and it was decided to Purchase from Tho mixer map co. These old Era will be dlstrlbute4 not Only along the route and Points adjoining Tho but also in Tho Largo centers Yuch As new York Newark Jersey City Cleveland Detroit and Buffalo in the Hope of bringing Tho Tram Over this great Scenic Highway Tho shortest Roulo Between new York and Erie. Tho folder contains a map of Tho Entaro route now. Known As u. Route no. 6 instead of Pennsylvania route no. 7. To Boru will also to pictures of the Moat Senlo and historic Points along Tho Richardson Obrien marriage is announced the marriage is announced of miss Elverda Richardson of Smethport to Elwood o Brien of Benezette a. Marriage occurred on May 30th the and or. And mrs. O Brien will make their Home in Benezette. The Bride is a charming Young lady and has a wide Circle of friends Here. She is a graduate of Smethport High school and of Central state Norma school. Fock Haven. A the Democrat unites with friends in extending congratulations to the Happy Young couple. Will meet Scranton boosters on Auto tour ii. J. Rice informed members of the sme Liport canopus club at the meeting at Munn s restaurant Monda noon that the Scranton chamber o Commerce will notify him when tin motorcade of Scranton business men will pass Over the Roosevelt Highway of food has been prepared multitude. The first convention of the county i to Erie. American legion was held in Smith a delegation of Smethport by Isles port in and was a pronounced de men plan to meet the Scranton boost Success and for a time the annual re cars at port Allegany to escort them t unions wore largely attended hut of miss w1lla gather receives doctor of letters Degre among the seven distinguished per i sons who received honorary degrees at Tho recent annual commencement exercises of Columbia University new York was miss Willa gather of neb Raska who was awarded Tho degree of doctor of letters. Miss gather who is a sister of John gather Well known Smethport Man is an author of note. She received the High Honor in company with several presidents of prominent universities a member of the permanent court of International Justice at the Hague and the French ambassador to the United states. Or. Butler president of the univer sity in conferring the. Degree upon miss a Atiqur paid her the following incidentally or. O Connor has generously quoted a most reasonable Fig ure to Aid the splendid Home town project having set a Price of for to work. Lorah local Engineer donated Lis services in making a thorough Survey of Tho Field and estimate of the work and Homer Choate donated a set of beautifully drawn Blue prints for the Job. It is estimated that the completed Field with baseball Diamond football Gridiron and i mile 24-foot cinder rack will consume of the j7000 generously donated by or. Hamlin. E Money with additional donations which Are Beans i Lillibridge of Sec Luport Mokoli hinted at by other Public spirited j county superintendent of schools and Citler is will be used to erect the first dressed the rotary club today o tribute of the born in Virginia graduated at Tho University of Nebraska with the class of 1805 Poa a style of rare and charming be Auty alike accurate and profound in insight into human nature and understanding Well that there is an evening Twilight in the heart when it wild passion Waves Are lulled to rest already in 1922 Winner of the pulitzer Arlzo for the Best american novel o the year i gladly admit you to the degree of doctor of county educator gives interesting school facts the balance of the Money with and Kane Republican Section of a suitable grandstand and buildings to contain Shower Baths and locker rooms. Mckean county the following Are some inter Stan facts mentioned in the course of Hith negotiations by Bucktail Post am Uilk in the township schools of Erica legion for Tho Purchase of i county there Are students and 22 Beautiful Island Park and for control teachers thirteen schools had Nln of the water right of Marvin Creel to i months of school last year in the create a Community Park and swim vastly wooded Section of the year in a balloon ascension and a double Parachute drop is to be part of the we program this year. to Ufa Vorabo weather last year they Ore not allo to make Tho balloon scene Lon advertised for the Forenoon it weather permitting they will Mako to first balloon ascension at h a. And Tho second one at 4 p. Every no who witnessed the double Para Hute drop from balloon lost year said t was one o the Best they had Ever with the exception of horse racing he full program will be held in Tho evening with the addition of a Fine fireworks display. Old fashioned will be held in front of bandstand. There will be band concerts during the Day. Port Allegany youth constructing air plane Ronald Hunter is building on Aero plane at his to ome on Tho River Road and has it nearly completed. A new motor ordered from the Ford Plant at Detroit. Is expected soon and when installed the first night will be made. Lieut. Emery the Bradford aviator has been inspecting uie machine and pronounces it in first class shape. Hunter who is a member of this year s olos3 of the local High school is at present with the class on their trip to Washington but expects to take his machine up shortly after his return. Hunter built Tho machine himself. His friends will watch his aviation efforts with great interest and Hope that he will to very successful with his new Allegany reporter Argus. Ton litter pig Rolls open until june 30 Ming and boating Lake from the her zog estate Are also progressing. Court of Honor for there Are Only 43 schools Oft Cement roads. Or. Lillibridge emphasized Tho need of an adequate county Library which local boy scouts Iilo could properly to located monday evening Juno 25, Lorna troops of boy scouts and Tho Coryville it Kane or Bradford. From a contral Library Many sub troop will hold a court of Honor of a str tons could be scattered about the Sion in Tho episcopal Church at j Clinty providing recent and rare books to the most Remote part of Tho county. Tendance prize monday. Hut of Smethport. Recent years the events were allowed w. P. Walsh was awarded then to to die out. The revival of interest coincidental with the return of the convention to the county seat the All wet place of its birth this Only pin unprecedented wet spell which on the part of county posts but of Hila continued with this week with a other counties is Well making it a i drenching downpour monday while it extremely gratify j has kept streams at flood stage and ing and indicates the revival of in rendered country roads almost in Terest on the part of veterans in their due to their Muddy condition own affairs. Is not without its advantages. O clock. All scouts desiring Advance ment Are urged to be present. I county commissioner helps will meet in Bradford next year Tho convention opened yesterday with Tho business meeting of delegates from county posts at the legion lyceum at p. At the business meeting it to hold next year s convention in Brad Ford. At last evening a banquet was served tha visiting delegates at the club rooms covers being Laid for 70. Yesterday s program concluded with a dance at the lyceum last night. As a special entertainment feature of the week the dealing Kromas growing things Pardens. Fields and Trees have literally leaped to life. Bumper crops Are in Prospect. The month of May established a record of furnishing Only six Days of Sunshine. June bids fair to surpass that record. Freak cow attracts Kane Republican. Its passing through Smethport again Are becoming interested in the Dwarf cow owned by William Jones former county sheriff. The animal is three years old and weighs 200 pounds. The legs Are Short and bowed and the carnival with a big array of rides and i Back is arched resembling the appear attractions is showing on Kane Field i anc0 of a Liaison. The animal at its following is the program for this highest from the ground afternoon and evening urls two and one half feet. Upon the death of the animal or. Jones hat agreed to give it to Tho Pittsburg p. Tug o War sack race. Wheelbarrow place Cracker race. I Iii p fast boxing Kouts at legion lyceum featuring on Long motor journey Vandern Lek of Smethport. Cecil Reynolds Ono of the City car c-30 p forms at legion rulers of Tho local to Stoffle. Who or tils annual vacation left lost Friday accompanied by his wife and Dang her and by his father. Rufus Reynolds of a motor trip to the state of . During their absence the local tourists will visit leading of the Lon lyceum. Lino of on King Street at the legion lyceum and move Down King to Nelson Street Down Kelson to main up main to Marvin Street Down Marvin Street to Island Park. P. At Island Park p. Ai lyceum. _. Imp moxie Potter county the local scout Camp from the opening of victim of serious Accident port Alleghany reporter Argus. Mckean county Swyno growers Are reminded by county agent Ross that Thoy can enrol in the 102s Keystone ton litter club until Juno 3i this year. The Limo has been extended Ono month later than previous years to permit owners of late narrowed litters to enter them in Tho project. To to successful a litter must a weight of 2000 pounds in Iso Days after the farrowing Dato. Last year Pennsylvania was first in Tho country in number of ton litters with j2c. My Kean county did nol have any ton litters year and it is the Hope of Uil county at ont that several tanners of Tho county will enrol and succeed growing Ion litters this year. Injured by explosion the first serious Accident at the Star. Y., former Well known smell Young of Rochester which event was solemnized in that 9th. Or. And mrs. A Jetzer left on a wed Ding trip to Buffalo. Niagara Falls and a Trout during which they stopped Oft n Smethport last thursday and were tests of or. And mrs. E. W. Strong to latter part of the week. Gasoline station raided Herman Lundin was arrested by Kane police following a liquor raid on us filling station and was held for trial a Smethport charged with violation of who liquor Law. Information was furnished by two Wetmore youths 14 and 17, who were arrested for driving while intoxicated As they said on i Riutor Pur chased from lung Len. Smol port who pulled him out the wreckage and brought him to or. Hanna s office where it was found that six ribs Nurt his right shoulder were broken. He also had a bad Cut on his neck and one on left Arm. His whole body was badly bruised. After receiving medical Aid from tar. Anil mrs. Hanna taken to Tho Louii Constantino was Hospital by John Georgetson of this place. One of the Accident victims was t. Austin who was at Tho com Pany s Copper shop in East Smethport for some time and who received bad Burns and injuries to his ear Drums which necessitated him being taken to an Oswego. N. Y., Hospital. Way. In addition to distributing the Sra folders a special Effort will to made by Tho members of Tho association to gain attention of Tho motor clubs and Lotous throughout Tho new England tates. Individuals not members of he association will to free to buy the olders if Thoy to Delro. Tho report of vice president h. 1, Rice at Sineth Nort regarding Tho work Iono by him was explained in detail showing that the association is Belau a received in All Tho towns along the Highway. A very Large sign is being placed West of pc Lyle showing motorists How to get through the City und onto the Roosevelt Highway. In addition to this sign Thoi question of Highway markers was discussed and appropriation . For uie Pooing of markers where they Are for the in addition to Thorax erkers along the Highway it was loft to the discretion of Tho officers to place markers on Tho feeders leading to the Roosevelt High Way. These markers Aro to indicate Points of a conc and historic interest that can be found. In Tho matter of publicity it was decided to solicit Tho support of All local newspapers to Storla describing the Points of interest these stories will be mailed to Tho secretory of Tho association Raymond b. Go Blu who is also Secretary of the Scranton chamber of Commerce. An association publicity committee will Endeavor to get these into the hands of metro Politan newspapers. It was decided to hold an inspection tour of Tho route by Tho members of Tho association this to take place about the first of july the exact Date to to fixed by Tho Secretary. Tho towns in route will b3 notified of the arrange ments. In order to got Good pictures for publicity the association has Laid aside j5rt to be offered in prizes. First prize in second prize third prize fourth prize there Aro six prizes Racli. Anybody living along the onto that wishes to Send in photo graphs of Points of interest can do so. My photographs Aro to be mailed to Secretary Cribbs Scranton c. Of c. Scranton Ponna. Tho plan of financing Tho organza Lon was discussed and left in Tho mods of the vice president h. J. Rice. The plan is based on getting about yom each 1.000 inhabitants in the owns along the Highway. Tho local Liro Clor from each town will lend Hla iss Stanco to Tver. Fico in hid Endeavor raise this Money. Those in attendance at Tho meeting Scro w. L. Woodin t. J. Finn and w. Humphrey of Towanda Eugene d. Lasey j. H. , h. C. Squires and Raymond b. Gibbs of Scranton George Dusinberre of Wells Boro h. J. Rice of Smethport Harry g. Walters of Troy James quirk of Smethport Catherine b. Lay and Bertha Hall Helmer of port Allegany or. W. B. Beaumont and f. L. Vander Vort of Laceyville. Local paving it is now thought that the state Highway department will lot the hid for the paving of parts of Church. King and state streets adjoining the Mckean county court House and county Salt properties this Borough next month. Burgess acts to restrict fireworks bombardment Burgess d. Brasted requests All local dealers in fireworks not to Planco t in noisemakers on Sale until Satur Day. June 30. It is hoped that the same cooperation will he received from store owners this year As in the past in regards to the Effort to materially Lessen pre fourth of july nerve wracking and ear splitting detonations. Leave on vacation to California miss Mary Kleisath of Tho Grange National Bank and miss Bertha Kloi Salh of Tho farm Bureau office let monday on a month s vacation trip during which they will visit Points o interest in California Idaho ant Washington. The local Young were accompanied by their Cousin cello. Whitman of by. Mary s. Tho Uso of fireworks j again to Ford car stolen Tho theft a Ford tour info car be longing to we. Tanner of Farmers vol Ley from Marvin slice near Tho Carol strictly limited to july 4th and no noisy celebrating before or after that Date will be tolerated. A state Law to Nablus the Burgess to enforce such an edict this in absence of a local ordinance. Observance of the Burgess just request May forestall Complete fireworks prohibition. Star state. Thoy expect to be absent 1 Vil grounds last nip the was reported to sub3prlbe to Domo Orrt. One month. County do Testivo Jack Allison. Or Brenneman improving Tho Many friends of John Bronne Man of Graves Street who consulted or. Guy Green at tons Vullo relative to in. Injury to his hip which he sustained Over a year and a half ago will to pleased to know that to was greatly Benr fitted and that in time he will have bolter use of his re pull no Trace of missing Farmer sunday a searching party of Over 150 men from Willow Creek Corydon and Bradford continued what has so far been a fruitless search for Oscar Johnson aged 70, Willow Creek far Mer who wandered away from his Home two weeks Ngo and not been seen since. It is thought that or. Johnson who was subject to epileptic it la. While suffering a More than usual severe attack of Tho malady lost his mind completely and wandered Awny from his Lomu. Marvindale lost in a baseball game at Marvindale sunday Tho Rickerson Prado team of Bradford Defeated Tho Marvindale All stars by a score of 17-4. Little Carolyn Lindholm fractures Arm in falling Carolyn 2-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Edwin Lundholm of water Street fell from the porch of the family residence saturday morning and Frac tured her right Arm. Or. Robert Hamilton attended the Little girl s injury. Subscribe for Democrat

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