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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 16, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania Democrat teak week goes into More in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Mckean Democrat Smethport pa., thursday l6, the Deit Socrat Covert the entire news Field of Mckean. It to be your paper. Per year. Keystone company to build line to Keating township Council takes Steps the Keystone electric service corporation has decided to extend their electric transmission lines from it Jewett in Thia direction As far As the Keating township line to connect with a transmission line to be built by Smethport Borough to that Point. J. O Backus special agent for Smith port Borough to , was informed of this action of the key company last saturday and delivered the Good news to the Borough Council at an adjourned Mee Ting of body night furthermore the Keystone Corpora fan agrees to furnish Smethport with electric current at the same advantageous rate As was offered when the project of running the local transmission line through to it. Jewett first came this is approximately 1% cents per k. W. Delivered to the local spent Many years in China. The Rev. H. Olson who came Here recently to assume the pastorate of the swedish Mission Church was a caller at the Democrat office this no. Ii. Or. Has missionary work been engaged in in China having spent nine years in that country being located in the City of Segan Foo in the province of Shenee. Or. Has four children three or whom were born in China and All speak the language fluently As they do English and swedish. Or Olson Sta Ted it seems an easy language for children to learn but nearly unsure Mountable for an older person or Olson was 6ent to China by the scandinavian Alliance an organization for the propagation of Christian work in foreign countries find was instructor n the theological Seminary in Segan Fpo which was anciently the capital of Tho Empire. Shen Seia a purely agricultural pro Vince of a naturally Rich soil which modern implements and methods of farming would greatly enhance but owing to a superstition of the i Habl ants they ar6 Adverse to penetrating the soil to any great depth for fear of disturbing tire remains of some ancestor and in so doing incurring the enmity of evil Epir ils. Line. This is a better arrangement for electricity than was Ever dreamed pos sible when the taxpayers of this town voted a Bond Issue for electrifying the town last june. It wsl1 Only necessary for the Borough to construct five Miles of transmission line up the Marvin Creek to a Point near the Mckean farm. With the 000 available from the Sale of Bonds and in Advance payment for service to the county building from the county commissioners the Borough will now be Able to build the trans Mission line a Complete distributing Plant in the Borough including a com plete Street lighting system with an ornamental White Way lighting scheme Fon the business Section meters poles wire everything to the last Nail and Bolt Ana still have a sum of Over left to cover operating expenses until be service begins to . The Council members were highly elated Over this favourable new electric development and Borough solicitor t. H Morl reon submitted a Reso Teton a basis for the Borough contract with or. Olson will remain in this country Lor a time but eventually expects to such Bor Stone corporation providing contract. Is satisfactory to Cor Ough Council and the county commas loners which there is every reason to believe it will be. This Resolution was passed unanimously and the con tract to be entered into Between sme continued on Pago 8, col. 1. Announcement hag been made of marriage of miss tussle Nellis Dau Khmer of or. And mrs. Rajnes Nellis of Bank st., Stet port to or. V h. Holmes of Garland pa., the ceremony taking p Ace at Grace episcopal Chur 1 he Joti downy pn., monday March 13 the Rev. R. S. Rad lace officiating it j _ return to China where although his work entails much sacrifice of person Al Comfort he feels his duty Calls him. Rev. Olson and family have taken up their residence in the Mida Evans House on Bank Street. Land for our Federal Forest Harrisburg March Purchase of acres of Forest lands by the Federal government in the Allegany National Forest will be the first step in its development of Allegany water shed according to l. L. Bishop Feder Al Forest supervisor who conferred with state forestry officials Here to Day. The government has been offered Bride is one of Smethport s t most talented and popular Young la Dies a graduate of the Smethport High school a former student of Syracuse University and n graduate of the War Ren business College. She is an artist Wuh Pallette an Brush whose paint acres and expects to Purchase Between and acres. This proposed great Allegany Forest has Oceen fully described in the Democrat in numerous articles during the it will be a i eat thing for. This section1, making of the show places of the United states in the course of time. The new Forest w i include ail of Mckean county and will completely surround Smethport. Joseph Amster at Vladivostok Joseph Amster son of or. And mrs e. R. Amster a Well known Smethport boy is a Sailor on the u. S. S. Albany which has been stationed for Over a year past in far Eastern Waters most of the time at Vladivostok Siberia mrs. has received the follow ing letter concerning her son from b Merriam who is in charge of a m. C. A. Work at Vladivostok which will be of interest to the Young sail for Public defense during the world War the vital work of the Mckean county Council of National defense was conducted in cramped dark and poorly arranged quarters not in the least adapted for the important work being performed. The lesson Learned at that time to be prepared in peaceful times for any emergency should be still fresh in the minds of Mckean county residents. The present county buildings offer no facilities for the work of Public defense. At the primaries in May the voters of the county will vote on the project of erecting a county building which will have As one of its chief purposes the providing of adequate quarters to anticipate All county needs along the line of Public defense. This additional county build ing for which there is a crying need at the pres ent time will be known As the Mckean county soldiers and sailors memorial building and will be dedicated to the memory of Mckean county s nation defenders of Al wars. The county commissioners and two Mckean county grand juries have recommended the service men s memorial building and the project has been endorsed by the county association of Mckean county w orld War veterans and by the Mckean county Volunteer firemen Vas Socia Tion. The Cost of erection will cause. A Tri fling increase of taxation which will not be Feit by the taxpayers. Voters of Mckean county do you know that Mckean county at present has no place to House its Rich historical objects that there Are no quarters for women s county Relief organizations or the red. Cross. Furthermore that Mckean county has never erected a suitable memorial to its heroes of the Mckean county. Soldiers and sailors memorial building will provide offices for county defense organizations and auxiliary bodies and Glass factory work. Tho work of enlarging Ana altering the Smethport factory of the inter state window Glass corporation de scribed in Tho Democrat several week ago a progressing at a rapid rate. Alfred Johnson manager of the local Plant now has a Force of Over Twenty men engaged it the repair work. This Force trill to Gratty increased when materials expected daily Start to arrive. The old blowing machines in pc been removed and the link dismantled Down to the foundations preparatory to being enlarged and rebuilt for Tho installation of an increased number of blowing machines which will to of the wonderful now Typo developed by the company it its Okumu Leo okla Plant recently. The roof of part of Tho tank House of the factory will to raised fifty feet higher to a Comorato Tho new machines. It is the aim to have this work together with the construction of one More flattening oven and Lear and enlargement of the Cut Ting rooms completed Home time in july. It in expected that the big local Industry when the alterations Are completed will operate 250 Doys of the year. An abundance of natural gae to argument Tho artificial Gaa secured from the producers installed in 1920, is assured by an arrangement with the Gas company by which Gas from the Heinemann estate Wells at Crosby which formerly supplied the interstate factory at Hazelhurst gently destroyed by fire will be brought to Smethport. Or Jav museum. Sure to be approved by a. Nia Jonty of voters. Why not make it unanimous boys club is a reality w. H. Walker visits town w. Harrison Walker assistant Dir Ector of the third Federal Reserve District with Headquarters in Philadel phia was renewing Halo Many Smith port friendships last thursday and during his stay in town favored the Democrat with a pleasant Call. In. Walker was one of our own revered father s most highly esteemed friends and. As such his visits Are of More than casual interest to Tho writer. Or. Walker whose Homo is in Belle Fonte pa., served As director of the Sale of War savings Stamps in Federal Reserve District during the War Hub District repeatedly leading the nation in. The Sale of Stamps. It is a great tribute to the unusually splendid Capa bottles of this popular official that although an appointee of a demo cratic the Harding and retained his believes press has too much Liberty altho controlled defends vigilantes the following communication from Rov. Arthur Gregson of Tho methodist episcopal Church is acknowledged and hereby appended. Deah editor i read your vat Rollo and vituperative editorial on Tho personnel Dud objects of Tho newly organized county Law enforcement league with smooth Long Akin to amazement it is hard to know just what motivated you though r think i know which foot shoe pinches. Its perusal must Havo fairly sent into convulsions those super citizens who hold nothing sacred but their t Bellow in Tho rights of free speech and Tho Liberty of the press but both Are grossly a used. In reputable newspapers Good a Uii Ings have attracted comment. Most Favori abre or. Holmes a a Field superintendent for the United natural on co. In this Flold and by reason of frequent visits to Smethport is Well known and highly regarded Here. He served overseas during the War with the 6th marines and Wii promoted to the rank of Geant. The Young couple will take up their residence at Lamont this county where will be permanently located. Their Many friends Are extending Feii citation on this Happy event. Local school District receives appropriation the Smethport school District received the sum of approximately j900 from state treasurer Snyder last share of he state for school approx Patlon Money year ending july 1, 1021. In an interview Slih a member the local school Board the forepart of ors Many local friends Vladivostok Siberia feb. 7, 1922 my dear mrs. Who is on the u. S. S. Albany Here wishes me to you and Tell you that to is doing Well. I know him very Well and like him very much. I Seo him very often about every a on the Ehrp and he is on of my boy he comes to the y often As it is on a Stone s throw from the ship. H came in yesterday and asked me t write to you. I have told him a Grea Many times that i wished i had Bee As Good looking when 1 was a Boas he is. It is reported that the Albany we leave Here about May 1st, and be up f commission but i am not in position to say that for the truth. W lad a very cold Winter but today feb 1, it is like Spring warm thawing o the Street altho we have Little Snow your son is very Well and Happy Ink that is As Happy 3s any Hoy can he off so for away from Home w ire just opening .1 new restaurant called the Navy Keston Ernnt. And you on and i had supper there on in tur Day night. Of the week the Democrat was informed that the local Board last year Drew up an economic budget within its resources at that time and did not increase the school tax Levy. A a result of unexpected developments in the conduct of the Borough schools and despite the exercising by the Board of education of a most rigid pol icy of retrenchment and Economy the local school District faces the Prospect of a deficit of several thousands of Dol Lars unless a Miracle intervenes. So much for. Fine travism and its Workings. local schools show an increase of efficiency proportionate to the tremendous increase conto left monday for o with kindest regards and assuring you thai i will take a personal inters in your son. I am sincerely Yonis. _ b. E. Merriam y. M. C. A. Vladivostok Siberia. Local company awarded Highway contract. The state Highway department last week awarded the new contracting term of w. C. Guncheon co., Smith port the contract for the construction of 6.800 feet of reinforced Concrete Highway 16 feet in Width on route a-1774 in Sandy township. Cloar Leld county on their bid of j52.1i2 so m. B. A Rich of luncheon the inevitable occurs and the taxpayers Are called upon to a tax which is confiscatory for school main Tal Nance purposes but otherwise there is Mkelly to be a howl of righteous pro test Here and elsewhere throughout the state. A Harris Jurg special of last thurs Day says final payments to school districts of the elate except in Pitts Burgh and Philadelphia of their appropriations for the school year end. July i 1021, were made wednes Day by state treasurer Snyder to More than Wax paid out. Open to their co., the office. On _ they expect to make an Early Start the Job. Pcs scr. Guncheon and Aldrich Are purchasing a Complete line of the lat est equipment with the View of Sessing one of the most splendidly out fitted construction concerns in the state. Las week the company Pur chased a Large team shovel of the very latest Type mounted on Cate pillar tread tractor. Your easter Bonnet. See the latest creations at White s millinery. Adt the Campaign to finance the h s boys club terminated tuesday morn. Ing. Reports of the several committees in charge show that was raised through contributions and sup porting membership fees. The res Ponse of the townspeople was very Gratifying considering the local Industrial situation and a so the fact that hero Are numerous projects be ing carried out which preclude any possibility of Smethport people acquiring too much Money. The opposition to Tho club seemed to resolve itself into two chief Points first that the Backus building which has been leased for the club waa unsafe and second that the boys would not be properly supervised. Both of these ideas Are without foundation. J. C. Backus has a statement Given him by a building inspector Only four months ago declaring the building to be Safe. It will be inspected again be fore it is opened to Tho club. Anent the second objection the rooms will positively not be open at any time except with one or More adults present. In addition to or. Bright and or. Brown Oil several other prominent men of the town have consented to spend some time in the rooms. Business meeting of the club last week a Resolution was adopted declaring that no smoking pro Fanity or gambling would be permitted. Infractions of any rules will be punished by immediate expulsion from Tho club. N o rules committee has been appointed yet hut the plan most favored Calls for two members of the ii s faculty two supporting member candidate for Congress in this District or. Walker s comprises 48 counties in Pennsylvania and parts of new Jersey and Delaware. His visit Here last week was in the interests of the Sale of a s. Treasury savings certificates. During his Call at this or. Walker left the following information regarding Treasury Sav Ings certificates Treasury savings certificates in de nominations of and 51000.00 maturity value costing at Date of Purchase j20.00, j80.00 and taste and strict adherence to the re Lea of the game have saved them from committing the Unwar Dondro bin. Most editors have Long since Learned that the argument and to Munem proves no thing. As you Niy know there Are at least thirty liquor Oreana Zayons among them Tho notorious a. A. P. A working for Tho nullification of the eighteenth amendment yet r do not recall a single word that you have Ever written in condemnation of any one of them though thedr propaganda in Breeding a spirit of lawlessness throughout Tho land. Are we to infer from your occasional jibes at the prohibition Law and your latest outburst that it is Tho fixed Polly of your paper to second the efforts organizations and incidentally to to Patter with the mud of personal abuse those who happen to differ from continued on Page 8, col. 1. Will be ready soon. Work on one of the two new Ford motor combination Hose Hook lad Der and chemical engine the Smethport fire department is we progressed. A of -.-. Tan blacksmiths a carpenters respectively May now be Pur club and five course action Active will b chased at or through every Post Cinco in Mckean county. This now Issue of Treasury savings certificates will yield the purchaser about four and one half per cent in Terest. Compounded Semi annually if r eld to maturity the of redemption prior to maturity they will net about three and one half ,101 cent e taken about drawing up a code of rules before the club rooms Are occupied. The president Kenton Abbey Al Bert Johnson William and John Mcdermott will represent the club a Tho older boys convention in Warren. March 24, 26 and 20. Will be a great Opportunity As some of the Best known men of the state and nation will address the conference and Many suggestions and ideas for successfully running club such As he h. S. Boys will be heard. Parker Cramer flies to town members. Of interest compounded Semi annually a they mature in five years from Date continued on Page 7, col. I Eldred Road contract let Harrisburg March state Highway contracts were awarded to Day and bids on another rejected As the first action on the bids opened Early in the Moth. By the state High Way department. Matthews Brothers construction company Pittsburgh will build 22 516 feet in Sandy township c Carf ocl d county for and 10210 feet in Brooks Llop Rose inc evil Rcpt town ships. Jefferson county for 31s while Potor b. Colgan. Eldrod. Will build feet in Eldr Erl township Ami Elih cd Borough county for the county will the costs in each Cas Howells of Chiron flew from Clarion o Smethport in a few minutes time ast Friday morning in or. Cramer s american Curtis aeroplane and figuratively speaking dropped into town or a visit with mrs. Cramer s Mother mrs. Fannie Cramer of East main treet or. Cramer landed at the Arm of e. D. Comes outside the Bor was loft Tho fold up i0 yesterday. Or. Cramer who a lieutenant in aviation Sergiod during the w War has in incl a wide reputation an exhibition Hyer during Tho years. Or. Cramer and mrs. Howella expect to Fly Back to Clarion today thurs if the permits. E world past Lay. May revive Mckean a Talion is Potter league. Being Trout to be placed in local St the Olds Rod gun club members f this Borough arc preparing to Stock Otto Marvin and Cole creeks and Lack Smith Brook with several thous not Brown Trout to be go cured from in state commissioner of fisheries for. In View of the fact that one of the to be stocked Are reams included in the preserve of the Olds club and Are not posted the action of i member i stocking str Ems which Oro open to the Public shows a spirit of True sportsmanship and a to to commended. County treasurer eur Mcclenn is the one who originated this splendid idea. Playing Ball Herc this season. An eff Ort May be made to revive the old Mckean Potter league which put me of Pep into the game in these two coi ties than Ever before or since should not be difficult to get six or Elf Fht nearby towns to go in on a league that would put some life into the game in this Vicinity his season Eagle. Smethport according for the now working on v. Each evening at cans Blacksin Atli. And machine shop every evening. The soliciting of funds to the costs of the two motor trucks has Boen progressing Alo ivly but satisfactorily. Donations from citizens who appreciate the increased fire fighting. Efficiency and maintaining of Low i fro insurance rates Whoso trucks will bring can hand donations for the Pur Chase fund to m. S. Geary of the Pli-6 department committee. Or. Geary before a joint meeting of Tho East Smethport Community club and civic improvement society held in that place last thurs Day night and was assured of the sup port of citizens of that town in meet ing the Cost of he new apparatus. Smethport eggs Bradford eggs. A Farmer Friend of the Democrat c. Sen Heron n of vision with. Incidentally a sense of humor gave the writer som8 interesting data concerning eggs the other Day. In making Tho assertion that the Smethport Market was one of the beat in Tho country he stated that he had a contract to furnish a Large buyer with fresh eggs in Large Quanta which has resulted in him embarking in the wholesale egg Bullnose on a More or less Humble scale to aug ment Hla own Large egg production. Stated that last week he won sell Lar in the local Market at the mailing Price s5c per dozen and to sup ply his out of town customers he Pur chased n Quantity of eggs from a Buffalo dealer at the prevailing Palco for strictly fresh Egga in the Buffalo mar Ket. He showed us Tho Bill for 23o per dozen. All of which Tho disadvantages of living in in a. Metropolis like sep Japort As compared with a farming country like Buffalo n Star theater sunday for near East Relief. A new motion picture feature entity d Alice in at Star Heater sunday afternoon March 19, t 3 o clock. A mfr. H. F. Kazmir of Philadelphia ill ado speak at Thi. Meeting. The East Relief a Little g orphan you to come and Tea u picture. And minion free. Betula Glass factory. Work of converting the former Plant of the Pennsylvania stave co. At be Tula into a Modco Glass factory to manufacture the Patent vacuum g ass Jar of the Sazegar a Lake Jar corporation which was held up by unav orate weather during the Pirt Winter will be resumed that week. This great should to ready for this Eun Mefi. To present plans will be represented by it fast learn this year and the plan for two county league will undoubtedly by favored locally. As editor Mcfall who was the organizer of the old Mckean Potter league says a two county Lea Nie would greatly increase interest in baseball in this Section. Trie old me Kean Potter league in which Fame Thorl with a combination of All Home players was Able to maintain a Lead Over All professional teams engaged by other towns of the league produced some players who inter on be came top notches in the big leagues. Kendall gasoline. Put in Kendall and note the differ in your m. Proven main st., Smethport a. Street caving in. Last fall when the office building of the Smethport Gas and water companies was moved to its present Loca on Franklin Street it was Necess a to dig several deep ditches on the East aide of that Thorofare Between main and water streets to effect a connection with

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