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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 10, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat 1 co inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday March 10, 1921 per year. No. 10 Road to n. Y. State line is insisted upon residents of the Eastern half of the county Are demand ing that Elored to Bullis Mills Highway be constructed this season from county funds the Call for Tho improvement of the stretch of Highway from blared Boro to Stateline is becoming insistent tip to Date the county Bond is sue Hae been judiciously expended the taxpayers of the county would not have the work that has already been accomplished undone for Many times the amount of the original Bond Issue. However the work of getting Mckean county out of the mud will never be Well progressed until the blared state. Line Road is rendered passable. This is without a doubt one of the most vital arteries of travel in Mckean county and by the name Token one of the most impassible Many months of the year. Its completion is urgently petitioned by residents of blared port Allegany Smethport and intermediate Points in fact this entire end of the county. Let s Complete it to that it can be Eald of Mckean county s first Effort at Road done. The importance of this main High Way Wae quickly recognized in the conferences of Mckean county Good roads boosters with the state Highway commissioner following the adoption of the Bond Issue by the taxpayers of this county. The Road was one of the three preferred routes and Tho Board of county commissioners at that time pledged themselves to Complete this route As soon As new York state Corn county. Tho residents of thle Section of the county realizing what a Benefit the improvement of this stretch of Highway would tre to the county at Large feel that tie original agreement heard Harding s speech local wireless Telephone station re cords portions of inaugural address although they did not so to Washington principal Stanley Bright of the local schools and Howard Strong a High by fool student nevertheless heard portions of the inaugural address delivered by Warren g. Harding on the occasion of his inauguration As president of the United states last Friday. Howard Strong is a Clever Young Amateur wireless operator and has equipped himself with apparatus rather More elaborate than the average Amateur outfit. Since the wireless Tele phone has come into existence he has installed receiving apparatus for that new and wonderful Branch of wireless development. In Washington Friday arrange ments were so made that every word spoken by or. Harding were instantly local Hunters find fault with new game Bill death of Frank m Carthy Mon. Covering the Road building program Oil transmitted to the wireless Telephone receiver and thus to the various wire less stations in the United Stales. Or. Bright was invited by Howard to us. Ten in on the speech and Days that while portions of the address could be heard with remarkable clearness there were lapses when the words could not be distinguished. However it was a remarkably successful demonstration of the scope of Young Strong s apparatus which to a great extent it is understood was made by the Young Man him self. Plated the stretch from Portville Stateline on their Side of the line. Remember rightly a. J. Bond now a member of the Board of county com. Oniss loners As a leading Good roads Booster was present when that pro Green agreed tron. At the present time the situation in this Moke an county has still Avail. Able from the Bond Issue approximately for new Road construction. New York for various reasons has been delayed in connecting up the Short the county As understood by the tax payers in general will never be carried out to the spirit of the letter if the present Board of commissioners fail to approve appropriating the remaining Road Money for the improvement of the Elded Stateline Road regardless of new York state s delay. Get that Section of the county which is in the deepest mud out by All Means. It May help considerably if taxpayers through out this and of the county will write Tho county commissioners telling them they want the original Road agreement carried out and the remaining Money appropriation for this important High Way. It is understood that or. Gahagan of the Board of commissioners has Al. Ready signed up in Javor. Of the Elf red to Stateline Road and or. O Connor the minority member of the Board recently expressed himself As favouring the completion of this Road and furthermore that he would sign up for the appropriating of the remaining for this Road improvement if or. Gahagan would this in the presence of a num Ber of representative citizens of Smith to port. If that there May be no ills talking of the event intent of taxpayers theocrat imprinting a form of letter Peti. Toning the commissioners to respect the original agreement. If you favor helping the greater part of the county Cut out fill out Ana sign the attached Coupon and mall it to the Board of county commissioners Smethport. He. Member Bradford and Kane have both been handsomely provided for already in the matter of Road construction. Put prominent citizen passes away Day evening. Frank Mccarthy one of Smethport s Best known citizens passed away at his Home on East Street monday even ing at o clock about go since Tho article from the Pittsburgh of Nee. Death resulted from a com stretch of Highway on their Side of the the. Remaining where it is need line but assurances have been offered de most Are two listed Cooks. At the meeting of Fidelity Grange of Smethport saturday night a banquet was served by the men a. J. Go Lilllan was the Boss soup Strainer assisted by such Well known chefs As Frank Gallup prank jeeves and j. B. Oviatt while James quirk charge of the Dis washing com. Mittee and carried the honors in that line gracefully. Seriously the repast was a. Culinary Triumph and Wae pronounced such by the ladles and As the culinary skill of i the ladles of Fidelity Grange is Well known that complement meant something. Chef Gilfilan and his above named assistants have been highly praised for their splendid efforts. This occasion which was enjoyed by about thirty was one of the most delightful in the history of the local Grange b. A. Studholme1 officiated As toastmaster at the banquet. favouring representative c. W. Callin s new game Bill was Given local publicity through the columns of the Democrat various protests from local sportsmen have received at this office. The Section of the Bill to be most unpopular seems to be that of shorten. Ing the season for killing rabbits. Many Farmers and Hunters in this Sec Tion Are in favor of lengthening the season on this specie of game As they assert that rabbits Are very plentiful and that usually conditions for Hunting them Are very unfavourable during the. First two weeks of november so that the weather in this Section of the state cuts the season in half As a general thing. Furthermore Farmers say that rabbits Are increasing so rapidly a to be a menace to crops and Young Trees the lengthening of the season for the killing of wild turkeys is also unto up. Lar various sportsmen advocating a closed season on theae Birds for sever Al years. The Democrat advises All Farmers and sportsmen Nof satisfied with Tho proposed Law a it stands to write their objections to or. Cathy who will no doubt give them thorough cons Dera. Tion. Death of Mary a. Pelton occurred at Home of daughter Fri George Barber of Buffalo sunday. Tie death of mrs. Mary a. Pelton an aged and highly respected resident of Smethport occurred at the Home of plication of ailments. While. Or. Mccarthy took to his bed but recently to had been in poor health for a Long time past. Despite his falling physical condition and against the wishes of his family and friends to insisted in following his business pursuits. Only last summer he fulfilled the contract of putting in Tho Concrete piers for the new East Street Bridge. He was a son of the late or and mrs. Ca Hahnn Mccarthy Pioneer Resi dents of this Section. Early in life he associated with his lather and Broth Era in the Stone Maeon busness later branching out for himself and some of the Best jobs of masonry in town will endure As monuments to his ability Al Ong that line. For Many years while Smethport was experiencing its Boom period ill Mccarthy was the local and was an efficient and handsome of1 Fleer who made a splendid record Dur ing his service. He was also Warden at the county jail lop a number of years and rendered the county splendid the Wardship in that position. Teddy Mccarthy As his hosts of blends preferred to Call him May not ave accumulated any great Fortune measured in worldly riches during his presence among us but he gained something of infinitely greater value he affection of All who knew him. His was a personality which invited Mirlend. Ships and he was beloved by those who Mew him a sympathetic Greal entertaining sketch from Tony Bannon mrs. George Barber a Buffalo sunday evening. Who for a number of year past made her Home alternately with daughter in mrs. Pelton had her that they will Complete the work with in the next two years. Those who would divert the remaining Road funds for Highway improvement to other sections of the county argue that so Long As new York state has yet failed to construct the connecting link to the line the agreement of the old Board of commissioners is not binding on the present commissioners. Two of the three preferred county routes have been acted upon and now comes Tho time to decide whether the third preferred route is Ever improved during this decade. It is said that Bradford and Kane would both con aider accepting the remaining j100.000 for Road improvement leading out or Tat Hen into those places roads which in either instance would be of Benefit to the local population of those respective communities. The line Road la an artery leading to the greater part of the area of Mckean clip out mail Trie following to the Mckean county commis. Signers Smethport a. Board of commissioners Mckean county Smethport a. Gentlemen t hereby petition you that Road funds remaining from county Bond Issue be appropriated for the improvement of Eldred to bulb s Mills Highway and that no portion of this amount be diverted for other purposes. Name address a. March .1921 band is again Active Smethport musical organization will be Active this summer. The Smethport band plans to make the Welkin ring with Harmony Dur ing the coming summer. A Well at tended rehearsal and meeting was held at the Hose House sunday afternoon and the next rehear Sal will be held there thursday even ing at at which All musicians Are requested to be present. It is particularly desired to enlist new Talent in the local musical organization and efforts Are being made to secure additional members to increase the Mem. Be ship to a Large instrumentation. Taxpayers men and women make you desires Manifest to your Public servants. Clean sports every Day favored by Bucktail Post daughters mrs. F. H. Hungiville of Smethport and mrs. Barber of Buffalo t Lurf August de was due to paralysis from an a Tacl of which in Buffalo a number of years ago she had been a sufferer. Mary a. Schoenemann Ofta bom at sea while her parents were on their Way to America from Germany. The Early years of her life were spent in Buffalo and Farmers Valley. Her mar ried life was spent in this Vicinity her husband passing away about Nineteen years ago. Mrs Pelton was a lady of admirable qualities whose passing will be mourned by a wide Circle of friends. She is survived in addition to her two daughters mrs. F. H. Hungiville of Smith. Port and mrs. George Barber of bul Falo by two sons William and Charles Pelton of Buffalo also two Sisters mrs. Copies of the Union Oil nows a neat and compact Magazine issued monthly by Tho Union Oil company with Headquarters in new York have reached the Democrat. The current Issue is of More than Ordinary interest As it contains an illustrated article in. Titled coaxing Tho Oil with Nitro written by a. F. Bannon jr., a Lormor Smethport boy Ana for years a resident of Bradford. Tony Bannon is a son of the Lato senator Bannon and lived in Smethport years ago when his father was sheriff of the county. Tony jr., in 1908.09 Edas civil Engineer Lor Smethport Borough 1n the work connected with paving main Street. In 1916 he waa also in Smethport Lor a time at the court House drawing maps Lor Mckean county. Or. Bannon is now a civil Engineer with the Union Oil company and holds a responsible position in the affairs of that Large corporation which has hold Ings in every important Oil fled in . The article which or. Bannon pro. Jared for the Union Oil news cannot to fully copied in a manner without the illustrations How Ever the following paragraphs give fair idea of the trend of the article shooting a Well is something of a hazardous undertaking anal 4s accomplished in the Eastern Fields by lower is tin shells four to ten feet in length filled with nitroglycerine to the hot. Torn of the Hole when it is drilled into the Oil Sand. Thereupon a squib or email torpedo of lulled with dynamite or hearted Man he was absolutely inca. Pable of a mean action. His honesty was unimpeachable he was generous and considerate of others to a fault and As a result his passing is sincerely mourned by every Man Poinan and child privileged to Bebide nitroglycerine or both is then dropped into the Well to explode Tho Largo shells. The resultant concussion feels like an Earth tremor. The Well then up heaves Oil Gas Sand water eel ment and. Stones into the Alerv the Well shooter careful and deft Carrie Clark of Julia Tumser of Smethport and mrs. Buffalo and three Brothers William Frederick and Mich. Al Schoenemann of Rochester. N. Y. The body was brought to Smethport on the morning and Church where the Rev. For. P. J. Dono Hue conducted funeral services. Burial was made in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. P. A k. Train tuesday taken to St. Elizabeth s condemning legislative activities of the Blue Law variety while legislation is needed for the sur cease of disabled and indigent veterans and going on rec Ord for clean athletics Bucktail Post. 138, american legion of Smethport has bounded a Call for american principles which can Well be emulated in other sections of . It is entirely fitting that such a movement should originate in Smethport where the first Call was issued to the sturdy Mountain pioneers in 1861 for recruits for the famous fighting Bucktail and where that great civil War organization of riflemen was formed. At their meet. Ing monday night the members of Buck Tail Post unanimously adopted the lol. Town Resolution a Resolution. In again consecrating our allegiance to our country and its institutions we the members of Bucktail Post no. 138 american legion our respect or the Laws of the land and our Wil ingress to lend Force if necessary to uphold Tho Constitution and Laws of the United St ites and of the common wealth of Pennsylvania but hereby place our organization on record As opposed to any increase to the statutes of what May Wen be termed fool leg recognizing the fact that under the existing order our land has become the world s greatest nation we would rather recommend that our National Endeavor be for closer adherence to sex. I sting Laws to spreading the doctrine of americanization and for adequate legislation to provide for the pressing needs of War veterans without any at tempt to restrict by legislation he in. Joyent of our mom and religious rights which Are the very essence the alms of those seekers of Freedom from intolerance who endured untold hardships to establish a free nation. Therefore be it resolved that this Post go on record As favouring clean healthy outdoor sports a a Means of promoting a stronger race mentally and physically and that we Are unalterably opposed to any attempts at legislation or movements calculated to restrict or prohibit such athletics any Day of the week so Long As such events do not interfere with the moral religious and physical liberties Guaran teed citizens by the Constitution. Further that we also oppose any pro. Postal of legislation that would compel Observance of Laws restricting clean re creation and the enjoyment of rights and privileges of a Large share of the population regardless of their Convoc. Tons. We Are opposed to the passage of so called sunday Blue Laws and habit. Regulating Laws As contrary to the o he one sister mrs. Julia o Brien of Smethport and three Brothers John and Eugene Mccarthy of Smethport and Joseph Mccarthy of Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held at St. Ell. Zabeth s Church thursday morning at o clock Rev. P. J. Donohue officiating. J i t t i a. Superlative measure1 of his adroit faculty of handling his Stock in Trade disintegration becomes very rapid. Only Good Well shoo tors Are in the business. The others have passed to that far country from whose Bourne no traveler one of the accompanying i Lustra. Tons of the article is a snap shot photo graph of or. Bannon. Spirit of America. Adopted March 7, 1521. Bucktail Post no. 138, american legion Smethport a. Will not move Glass factory according to report Plant will stay Here and will Boom. Along Back there have been persist. Ant rumours afloat regarding the future of the Smethport window Glass factory which was recently taken Over by the new Tri state window Glass co. Some of these rumours have been to the it. Feet that the local factory would be dismantled and moved elsewhere oth ers that the Industry s activities will be limited in future. The Democrat is informed by a Gen. Leman closely acquainted with inner affairs of the new Glass Combine that there is no foundation for any of these pessimistic reports. He states that the local factory to which extensive re pairs were made some time ago is one of the finest Glass manufacturing establish ments in Tho country and that it is Well nigh absurd to even consider dismantling and moving this Model Plant. He further expressed the of. Inion that the change of management instead of resulting in any curtailment of operations in future would to the after a Dairy expert. The agricultural committee of the Smethport canopus is a live in the matter of bringing about a resumption of activities at the Smethport Creamery. The plan of converting the Plant in to a Swiss cheese factory is the one approved by the majority of Farmers and business men. The committee has got in touch with an expert cheese maker at Grove City and As the inducements of. Fer cd by the local boosters Are unusual there is every reason to Hope for a successful conclusion of the negotiations. P. S. Cross Man and t. F. Hungiville repro. Setting the canopus club left to Day for Grove City where they will Confer with the Dairy expert recommended to Tho local men in an Effort to induce him to locate in Smethport. New tariffs of Smethport water company filed in Harrisburg last week. Harrisburg Smethport water company has filed a new Tariff of rates with Tho Public service com. Mission governing service at Smith port Mckean county pa., and Vicinity. The now Tariff becomes effective on april 1, 1921, and makes the following decreases and corrections in existing rates meter rates applying to Quantity service have been changed to a class basis in so far As they apply to All other than Domestic service which effects a decrease of approx. Mately minimum quarterly rates ranging from 13.00 for a 5_8 Inch meter to for a 6 Inch meter have been established applicable to All other than Domestic service. Citizens will vote on electric Plant question Spring millinery. Fashion s latest creations in easter millinery Are hero to tempt you. New Spring blouses in Tho late St so ides. Nov 2t. Mrs. Cla1r White. At the regular meeting of the Bor ouch Council held monday evening an ordinance was passed authorizing the holding of a special election to de. Termine the voters opinions on the establishment of electric Light and Power service in Smethport. The Council at its next regular meet ing. April 4, expects to be Able to set the Date of such election and to have the propositions in proper shape to submit to the voters. P. T. Lang. Worthy of Bradford will look Over the fled and submit an estimate of the probable Cost of obtaining current from Portville. Representatives of Tho general electric company Are now working upon a plot of the Borough and will furnish the estimated Cost of installing a Plant wiring etc., sufficient Lor the probable needs of Smith. Port. There is every indication that both Tho Democrat publishes All the news these propositions will be submitted contrary mean increased activity the local factory when conditions the Glass Industry become Normal once o the voters at the election and they an known their Choice of the service desired. Another ordinance was passed condemning All Poplar Shade Trees in the Soroush upon Street boundaries. There refs Are causing heavy damage to Tho system As the roots break and penetrate tile pipes and an example was exhibited showing a Section of the sewer pipe taken from Bank Street where a Long stretch of sewer has been destroyed. The pipe was broken and fairly jammed with Small Poplar roots. All Poplar Trees have been ordered Cut Down by the ordinance. Clam chowder upper the ladles Aid of the m. E. Church will Servo a cd Ftp chowder supper in the basement of Tho Church thursday evening March 10, starting at o clock. Price 50 cents. Adit

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