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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 24, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat i mushing co., inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday March per year. No. 12. Last week Council mail. to All residents of the town filled out and returned to k the Secretary of the Council f. H. Bie ascertain the sentiment of our residents in regards to the electric flight and Power project. The ques to he answered Are whether the taxpayer favors securing electric ser vice and whether he of she will use game. The questionnaire do not obligate the one who fills them out in ".any. Way simply being calculated to expedite the work of making a Survey ele Buical needs to be Lupin fitted later to the voters at a Spe election. Responses to the questions to Date indicate a trend in favor of the Power proposition but Singu enough a decided opposition has in certain quarters it is thought due to misunderstanding. It a claimed by some that the proposed will Only Supply favored local ties of the town. The proposed ser vice will be supplied to any part of where it is desired if ten con Sumers in any Section will subscribe for the service a. Line will be constructed to them. Arrangement would be absolutely fair to All. The time has arrived with the dim. In Shine of the natural Gas Supply is absolutely imperative that this Community secure electric service pm not Only for an inducement for new " industries but to retain the concerns the time is not far a tint when state Regula the use of natural v your own pause before forming the. Conclusion that electricity does not mean anything to . A town without industries would certain by. Give its residents cause for concern. Valid if we Don t face that extreme in Smethport we face something closely Akin to it if electricity is not secured to safeguard the Industrial and Busi Ness life of Trio Community in future. The electric Light and Power project in whatever form it is submitted to the taxpayers for approval is unlike other propositions for which the apr Ough has been bonded and the tax payers have paid the indebtedness. This is a Revenue producing venture from which the Borough will derive the benefits. There is every reason to expect that after the original investment the project will not Only take care of itself hut make Money. Judging from other Public utilities a municipal Light and Power project with ordinarily efficient management will not Only be the thing Smethport needs most but will be a mighty Good business proposition which should in Timo add materially to the Borough s revenues with no additional tax burdens on the peo ple residents should consider All these things before condemning the electric Power proposal. In All probability two plans the result of a careful Survey of the local situation will be submitted to the voters As the two Moat practical in the estimation of the Best experts the Borough has been Able to secure to adequately meet local needs. Before condemning either or both of these plans it would be Wise to wait until they have been made Public at in just. The wireless fad. Among late recruits to the list of Amateur wireless Telegraph and Telephone fans in Smethport Are assistant postmaster Glair White and a. J. Gilfillan both of whom have installed Complete receiving Sels. Howard Strong a local lad has already conducted some interesting experiments in wireless Telephone by while j. M. Wiant a local jeweler puts a receiving set to practical advantage in receiving official govern ment time from Arlington each Dikiy. The Amateur wireless fad is increasing to great proportions throughout the country. Devo. Tees Are Able to hear musical recitals from different Points on the North american continent 1 also to listen on interesting wireless Telephone conversation. 1 it , receiving a Para districts larger centers of 1 festive Antenna is provided by 1 stretching wire to fire escape railings and even to bed Springs. It is said but not verified that a r Pulton county woman is Able to receive messages through her hat pin by carrying storage Bat teries. Factory seems Assli red word received from Swiss Che Ess expert that he will be Here apr. 15 word has been received trom Fred Santschi the Swiss cheese expert now employed at the government Dairy fac tory at Grove City who has decided to establish a Swiss cheese Plant in Smethport stating that this Well known expert will be Here by april 15 to begin operations pvt the Smethport Creamery Plant. The necessary equipment to convert the Creamery into a Swiss cheese factory hns been ordered and will be ready for insinuation when or. Arrives. District Highway staff ready for summer s work p. Bailey recently appointed superintendent of the 16th state High Way District composed of Mckean Potter Elk and Cameron counties with Headquarters in Smethport and Assis Tant c. L. Lorah have gotten the affairs of the. Local office in splendid shape for the coming season which promises to to a Busy one with the work already under cons tuition and the numerous contracts let or to be let for the com ing summer. A splendid organization has been built up at the local Headquarters and for efficiency the Isth District will rank with any in the state. Some realization of the vast volume of business handled by the local office can he gleaned from Tho size of the staff the personnel of which follows District p. Bailey. Assistant l. Superintendents will Dickenson Ridgway Elk county George w. Mit Chell Potter county Fred l. Sch Smethport. Engineers d. Hogarth. Claire. M. Mccarthy. Superintendent s Nellie a Bennett Ridgway miss Beatrice Day Smethport George Sutton Coli Der sport. R. Brennan Harold Brown Robert f. Brownell Carl h. Carlson Ralph e. Flora William a. Freeman Eugene a. Morrison e. Don Ald Neefe William m. Shorp. John Tobin. Assistant o. Birr Meister Vernon n. Burmeister Russell Hungerford Carlton a. Kohn hilding a. Larson Wilkin l. Lauer Charles m. Enron by. Frank Moran John b. Shea William m. Tracy John f. Tuohy Francis Wood. W. Fuller. Assistant m. Curran James w. Hubbard. Chief off Mcdon Ald. A. Stevens. J. Apple. A. Simkins. Will round up motor Speed demons. Smethport citizens Are raising a fund to employ a motorcycle cop to break up the practice of motorists racing their cars on the streets of Smethport the menace of which was pointed out in the Democrat last week. It is the opinion of the majority of people that it will be Money Well invested to put an end to this deadly menace which seemingly no present Agency is Able to successfully combat. It is thought that the arrest and conviction of some of the Arch offenders will bring about a health y respect for the rights of pedestrians. At the meeting of the canopus club monday the movement to hire a motorcycle cop was brought to the attention of the organization with the result that a committee was named to draft suitable resolutions condemning the prac Tice of motor speeding in the Borough and pledging Tho sup port of the club 1n the move to round up the speeding element. Clever Amateur actress miss Katherine Hamilton s histrionic ability recognized. The newspaper of state College has considerable to say in its last Issue of the Hist Only ability of miss Katherine Hamilton daughter of or. And mrs. Robert Hamilton Smethport a Stu Dent at state College who is attracting favourable comment for her work with the Penn state players. The account Days in part Active work was begun on the next of the Penn state players which will be Given on april fifteenth. The Ca St has been chosen and rehear Sals Are being held each evening. The leading Fern nine part will be played by Katherine Hamilton who will have the role of Catherine the dumb wife. Miss e rom in he part Brac Kweli in porn no of being and As the wife of Androcles the part of Lemars who marries the Humb wife will be played by Henry Poterfield. Although or. Porter Field is new to state College audiences he Baa played in various performance at Franklin Andl marshal College. Both miss Hamilton and or. Porterfield portray the characters in an exceptional Way bringing out the humor of the situations and playing parts with a touch of sardonic sat ire. At their meeting in this Borough monday the Mckean county Hoard of commissioners decided to authorize the state Highway department to advertise Tor bids for the improvement of approximately one mile of Road in Eldred Borough connecting the end of the main Street pavement in tint town with the Coughllin contract now bulldog Between the blared Borough Lino and Larance. It should be possible to Complete this stretch of Road this sea. Son. It is hoped that this presages by action by the comics stoners in the matter of the improvement of the Road from Eldred to state line. County commissioner j. P. O Connor Las been in communication with offic als of the Pennsylvania Railroad re Garding that company assuming Ita Sharp of the expense of building the overhead crossing at Larabee. The Railroad company s reply indicates a disposition on their part to evade any participation in thle construction work any even making it Plain that they would do nothing this year. The commissioners Are going to Appeal to state Public service commission with a Al to of forcing the Railroad company to assume it share of the expense in the crossing matter. Drill Liim Oil started on Well no. 18 of the Surprise Oil co. On county farm lease. Contractor a. J. Hyatt started Spud Ding on a new Well for the Surprise Oil co. On the county farm lease last thursday. As stated in the Democrat recently this is the eighteenth Well to be put Down by the company at that Point. At the present time there Are on the lease one Gas Well and eleven Oil Wells pumping. Tyfo now Well is located but a Short distance from the Shawmut Railroad tracks and is in the flood District of the Marvin Creek Val Ley. The Surprise company is composed of w. H. Hungerford m. W. Heinlein and a. J. Hyatt All of Smethport. Not daunted by the decline in the Oil mar Ket these gentlemen arc planning an extensive renewal of drilling operations on their lease. Surcharge cases at the term of civil court which con Venes in this Borough next week am Ong Tho important cases to be tried As listed in the Democrat last week is the action of the Mckean county poor District against Thomas Flaherty and thur m. Marsh former county commissioners. These cases which Are appeals from the auditors report resulted from the Purchase and operation of in automobile by the former commissioners during their term of office the Effort make the former officials any the expense attendant with the vehicle. The Cense promises Many unique angles. In bygone county commissioners Minu lined a Loam of horses at the county s expense. It is expected the Mcnuer of the Surchin Roca i owing out of the instal. Lat Lon of electric plants at Tho court and county Home will also be threshed out at this time. Trees for Rose Hill. Last saturday George Warner and Jake Mcbride accompanied by ten members of Tho local troop of boy scouts scoured the nearby Llla and succeeded in cutting 40 Young Maple Trees till of a size which were set out around the new part of Rose Hill cemetery. Fred Kieslor and Porter Ostrander assisted in this work which has resulted in n most marked improvement to Tho appearance of Tho cemetery i Tho work was generously donated Ivy the ones who participated. Next saturday Tho above men. Lionet gentlemen and the boy scouts assisted by As Many citizens who care to Volunteer will conduct a general of the new part of Rose. Hill. Mra. Fred Qreen who has been Active in the work of securing Tho needed cemetery improve ments states that Over has already been raised towards de fraying the Cost of running a water line to the cemetery and other expenses attendant with Tho improvement the total of which will approximate upwards of anyone who desires to assist in the splendid work of improving this Beautiful City of the dead either by donations of Cash or labor should communal Cato with mrs. Green. County commissioner j. P. O con nor was n caller at the Democrat of. Flee last thursday and explained his position in regard to the commission ers signing up for the completion of the vital Eldred to state line Highway improvement. Or. O Connor stated that he was unreservedly in favor of the Early completion of this important Road work various reasons stated to us in a it o sign Don pied ing to take i Early a action in this was p u before them by the Smethport canopus club. While the Democrat is still continued on Page 8, col. 2, hid loot in Church Fourt i member of robber band arrested in Olean. George Bouten id years old. Said to be the fourth member of the gang arrested at Newell Creek thursday for a Chain of robberies including that of the an account of which appears on Page 3 of the demo crat was taken into custody at Olean saturday. The gang hid much of their loot in a Little red Church at Belvidere m. Y., the authorities have discovered. Bou ten s sweetheart in Scio is the second woman to enter into the Case. She wore stolen jewelry she said Bouten had Given her. The other three members of the gang Are in the Mckenn county jail Here. Reports Sny that Allegany. County n. A. Expects All the prisoners to be turned Over to its courts is most of the crimes of which the prisoners Are accused occurred in that county. Has store or. Ostrander will conduct Mckean county s oldest drug store. Or. W. A. Ostrander has practically closed negotiations for the Purchase of the Rexill drug store opposite the court House on main Street. This establishment which was founded by a. B. Armstrong and in late years con ducted by k. Hogarth is Mckean county s oldest drug store. Or. Ostrander in addition to being a physician is a graduate pharmacist and the business should by a highly lucrative one for him. He expects to Nike pos session of this business place next week. Eight arrests at Olean. In a drive by the old an authorities saturday night eight merchants of that City Wero arrested for violation of the be Lii for tax Law the prisoner or re Walter Robinson. John Mitch Peter Natello. Teddy Mack Mary Trot n. Tony Ross Barres a and jul ius sir Gollnau. They were hold under Bonds Pnra. The Democrat publishes nil the news easter Day at St. Luke s. Holy communion at a. M. Holy communion and address at a m. Special music. Evensong and carols at p. M. Holy week communion at m. Morning prayer at a n. Evening prayer and prep Ratola Tor easter communion p. M. Goofy prayer and Litany at 10.30. Children s service at 00 p. M. Three hours to m. Been Long prayer and Interleaf Long at saturday easter Cota Munson at a. M. Morning Pray r at a m. Evening prayer and baptisms at p. M. The methodist episcopal Church Good Friday evening worship easier sunday. Holy Cornu reunion morning worship baptisms and recep toil of members sunday school Junior league in the 6v Enung the children will Render easter mule. There will be a Short address. He is a crack athlete Howard Workley expected to make great record at a of p. Harry Provin professor of physical education the University of Pittsburgh who has been the guest this week of his grandmother mrs. Cel. Este Sloan of this Borough has in. Formed local friends of Howard work Ley who attends pitt., that that Young Man gives every Promise of being n Star of the varsity track team this sea son. Howard who won a scholarship Juji ills playing in the Broad Juni and without a. Doubt Wii represent the University in that event. In the recent track meet at the University in which the crack athletes of the school partic . De Tho highest record for Broad jump was slightly Over eighteen feet. Work Ley was not entered officially in the meet but jumped for exhibition beat. Ing the record made by Darla the foot Ball Captain by four feet. Prof. Pro Vin says that Workley gives every in. Mention of being a big Point Winner or the track team. This will be Good news to the Young Man s Many Smith port friends. Kush Equa will carry mail. By a now arrangement which be. Comes effective immediately the train on the Kush Aua Railroad from Backus to Smethport arriving in this Bor Ough at p. M. Will carry mail in additional service from Points North and South on the b. R. P. Railroad which will be greatly appreciated by patrons of the local Post office. This tdditlonal1 service was secured through the activities of the Smethport con. Opus club. Easter at the Baptist Church. Meeting will be held on this thursday evening at o clock. Preaching service next sunday morn no at 10.30 o clock. Sunday school at preaching service at o clock in the evening. Come next sunday morning at the sunday school hour and hear the children speak their easter pieces. Easter services at easter services will tie held. At Tho swedish Mission Day As v sunday school a. M. Morning worship a. Re. Evening service p. M. There will also be a service Good Friday at p. M. Rev. Emil g. Winstedt will preach at All the services. Special singing and music will be rendered. All Are cordially invited. May go to Hor hell w. E. Van Dyke receives Call from important Hev. W. E. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke s Church hns received a Call to Ako charge of the Parish at Hornell w. Members of the vestry from he Hornell Church were in Smethport recently to Confer with Rev. Or. Van Tryke regarding the change. The Hor Nell Parish is a Large and flourishing one and it Speaks extremely Well of to local Rector s value in Church of airs that he is being urged to nce ept his important assignment. It Iaun de stood that Rev. Or. Van Dyke is seriously considering Tho offer and May decide to Mako the change. Killed at ouster City by shot fired by playmate Bradford pm. Clayton Taylor 18 years old. Of Custer City. Rho was accidentally shot by a play mate Friday morning died at 1 o clock sunday morning in the Bradford Hospi Al. Young Taylor and a number of companions were taking turns shoot no sparrows with a Small Rifle when he fatal Accident the other youths say that Young Taylor seized Cecil Clork around the wrist just the latter was about to fire and that when clerk swung around the Rifle Wols incident Nelly discharged. The Bullet passed through Taylor s wrist and then entered his left Side passing half Way through his body and lodging Over the in its course the Bullet Pene Tri toil the spleen. Tho injured youth was taken to the Bradford in Koch s Nebula acc he suffered severe Haemorrhages Friday night and on in turny morning his spleen was removed by or b. H. . Taylor is survived by his . Ends or. And mrs. Ernest Taylor and a brother Walter Taylor of Custer City. Robbed depot robbers who entered my. Jewett Sta Tion knew Lay of the land. The Railroad station at my Jewett used jointly by the Buffalo Rochester Pittsburgh the. Erie and the b. O. Railroads was burglarized Friday evening sometime about 11 o clock As Tho Day and night men make their shifts at that time. The robber or robbers gained an Entrance by break ing a pane of Glass in the office win Dow and reaching in and turning the lock. The haul was in Cash but 100 pennies nearly were loft and the sum of soon in Cash in another Safe was overlooked. It is thought from the knowledge of the station displayed that the marauders were from that locality. Spring millinery. Fashion s latest creations in bastes millinery no Here to tempt you. New Spring blouses in the shades adv i mrs. Cimatu White

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