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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 31, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper volume Xiv my Kean Democrat Democrat 1 Puli skiing co., inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thu Kay March 31, 1921 per year. The Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. No. 13. Map of Pennsylvania shaded Section showing the allege cry National Forest which is now an assured fast. The Allegheny National . Ned by the United states forestry com Mission mention of which was made in the Democrat last week is of a Deg ree of importance to Sci clean county. Inestimable at this time As the Forest takes in almost the entire county As As the greater part of Forest county Large sections of Warren and Elk counties a Small portion of Potter county and. Will touch the counties of Cameron Clinton and Jefferson com prising approximately one million acres an additional acres of the oui ties n e w York. A a this is without a doubt one of the greatest projects Ever undertaken in this country tie two great purposes being the production of Timber and Tine Protection of the Allegheny and Ohio River Valloyed from floods. The land will be acquires by Purchase and the forestry commission will have available july 1. Smethport will he in the midst of this National Forest and its location up on one of the most extensive water. Sheds of the Allegheny River Region will make it a Point of much importance in tie flood abatement work to be carried on by the government. There la Little doubt that the acquiring and management of the headwaters of the Allegheny River by the govern ment will bring to realization that dream of years of making the River navigable Over its entire course. The Allegheny River if Slack watered to clean would be second Only to the Monona Ishola River which annually floats a larger tonnage than any other waterway in the world. That a Reservoir or. Artificial make would be established at the Junction of Marvin and potato creeks is almost a foregone conclusion As flood abatement plans would make such a storage dam a necessity was cons fru purpose and a feeder for a anal now abandoned. The establishment of this Forest will be of great material Benefit to Liis see. Tion of the country As governmental activities would mean much in an Industrial Way. The Forest preserve will Call for the establishment of Eta tons where rangers will make their Headquarters to care for Tho tract and prevent depredations and Forest fires. The state no doubt will co operate with the government and the whole tract May become a vast game pre serve As Well As a National Forest. Under the o skillful care of the United states forestry commission this Sec Tion should become one of the most in the resting show places in the country within a few years. It is reasonable to suppose that Quinn Brothers had this great project is an incentive when they purchased the size Orville Springs As that internet Ink spot is up on the Southeastern Boundary of the National Forest a spot bound to attract Many tourists and visitors. Not Long ago an article appeared in the Democrat regarding the Many thousand acres of Woodland in Mckean county from which the Timber has been Cut that could be purchased for about much Enmen t is land of an i a million dollars should Purchase a Large part of it. Residents of this Section should quickly realize the immense Benefit of such a project and do everything with in their Power to soothing the Way for Early government Purchase of the tract it will not Only put to useful purposes one million acres of the Pennsylvania will prove a decided help to the towns and farming regions within the preserve. The map of Pennsylvania showing in its shaded Section the proposed tract which appears with this article was kindly loaned to the Democrat by the Kane Republican. La . Fhe Northwestern of pro it a meeting in Bradford t saturday went on record is it not the creating of the fed. 1 Allegheny Forest Anil will against Bill no. 272 before state legislature Wlinich Lias do with the condemning of St of the land of Mckean into for part of the big Forest under state and Federal Rol. C s Dat Fai Fri Yea a to is Hon fair pre Rac Den t us after years direct year. A n at fair or 1921 dates set Ember 13, 1-i, 15 and itch Are Tho it for Trio seventeenth annual 1 Juncos of the Mckean county social Ion in Smethport this e annual meeting of the cd proc the association held monday Hilton founder of the d who on his return to the nay last year brought Back Thi programs was re elected pres splendid races which prove wonderful attraction last year being abandoned for Severn vill according to the plans of this be better than Ever Thi Bep of new and novel feature item plated this season and it i he in mention to make this year s Mee of the Best in this Sec Ion of the United states. Negola Are under Way with one of the Argest and Best carnival aggregation travelling to furnish the Midway the year and the contract with this Grei amusement Enterprise will undoubtedly e closed shortly. Following Are the officers for the h. Tate dead. Ormer prominent Mckoan county Man passes away at Deming new Mexico. The Democrat was in receipt lion by of .1 Brief communication Arl tote of do Ming new Mexico containing the announcement Tomt is father a h. Tate a f ormer prom Lent Mckean county Man had passed Way at his Home in de Ming. Wednes y afternoon March 23. As stated in recent Issue of the Democrat or. Tato suffered a. Strocco of paralysis inst november and Lia d since been help Ess. During his last illness Hla son was in constant attendance at his bed Side. To was about 70 years of age. John Tito enjoyed a wide acquaint Anoo and was held in the highest esteem by older residents of this county. Tor Many years he was in charge of be offices of Tho Buffalo con company at Clermont when the mines at that town were in operation. He was a a live of Toga county. In the Early so s or. Tate was elected commissioner of Mckean county and with his family resided in Smethport for a number of years. For a time the family resided at Hazelhurst after leaving Smethport then moved to Clermont. Later the family moved to it. Jewett where they resided up to the time or. Tate embarked in truck farming business in new Mexico a f new years ago. Mrs. Tato died a. Number. Of year ago. Deceased is survived by two sons Carl Tate of Deming and is. A. Aldrich of new York arrived in Smethport last Friday to assume the duties of superintendent for Tho War Ren Moore construction co., of Phila Delphia contractors in charge of the so Ohnor to Row City end of Tho sme Road improvement Job. Or. Aldrich who was in charge of an extensive Job in Erie county last summer Cornea to the local Job with Tho reputation of being a result Gaiter. In conversation with Tho writer Friday evening to stated that after going Over the local Job thoroughly he was rident that he will have Tho remain ing work completed by next and to gives Tho impression that he i knows what he is talking about. Work will to started at once Drain ing and dragging the Road and within a week or two weather permitting of Ernt Lons will to in full swing. Or. Al Drlich is bringing with him a staff of assistants who have Beon associated with him for several years past which will provide a working organization Well qualified to Rush the work. To questionnaires favor electric Light Power a majority of the questionnaires re Garding sentiment for or against the electric Light and Power proposition recently mailed to taxpayers by the Borough Council have been filled out and returned. The replies indicate a satisfactory majority who. Are in favor of Tho proposition and who will subscribe for electric service. On the other hand a few who were opposed to the project took occasion to criticisms on their of these suggested industries first electricity right there the critic suggested a real slogan for the electric Light and Power boosters Only the cart was put before the i then industries the suggestion should have been. Get that electricity then industries. For there will be no More industries. Indeed there May not be the ones we Are now Able to boast of unless there is something substantial offered for fuel than promises. As stated in this paper last week Tho Day is coming and not far Distant when Federal state regulations will prohibit the use of natural Gas for any purposes aside from household purposes. We believe Gas experts have been looking for such a ruling for some time past. When it comes where will a Community like Smethport to situated before condemning the electric Light and Power proposal consider All these just because you or your neighbors do not care to subscribe for Al continued on Pagos col. 2 Edwin Bouton Home stands trip from Buffalo Hospital splendidly. Edwin Bouton who underwent an operation at the general Hospital in Buffalo weeks ago for the re Moval of several Vertebra of the spine and the grafting in place of a piece of Bone removed from his log has so far improved that he was brought to his Home in Smethport yesterday. Mrs. Bouton and the Young Man s Uncle j. In. Eastman went to Buffalo and accompanied the patient who made the Jour nos on a cot Home. Or. Bouton stood the journey in splendid shape. Floor gave Way the floor of a born Street used As a storehouse for caloric fur Naces by b. Gorlick the local distributor collapsed sunday afternoon under tie weight of the contents. A in brr of furnaces were stored in the Structure but the damage Light. The collapse was by a terrific crash which was heard Over a Large radius and occasioned residents con adorable concern until the cause was ascertained. For Complete electric Power Plant. Or. Wellesley of Pittsburgh representing the general electric company appeared at the meet ing of the Smethport canopus club monday noon. The Gener Al electric co hns completed the Survey of Smethport s Light and Power needs and or. Wellesley presented the figures. The Cost of installing a Complete double generating in a Model Brick building costing completely wiring the town in stalling a lighting system including a modern ornate White Way lighting system surpassing any City or town in this Section the length of our main Street was placed at which is much cheaper than was generally anticipated such a Complete system could be secured. Such a Plant would furnish an Infa Lafable source of Power and would adequately anticipate Smethport s com Pele Light and Power needs for a period of 15 years. Instances cited by Tho company indicate that in a few years time such a Plant would not Only any for it self but won re make Money for the Borough. -try1 j. Rice. L. Holmes general h. Elder extensive improvements being made by or. Ostrander next owner of Rexall drug store. On tuesday or. W. A. Ostrander took Possession of the Rexall drug store Fie has purchased from l. K. Hogarth As mentioned in test week s Democrat. Or. Ostrander is putting in a Complete and up to Date line of drugs medi Cines and has started extensive repairs and alterations to the store a Force of painters and carpenters now being Eit aged in the work. Two rooms Are being partitioned off in the Back end of the store which will be used As offices by or. Ostrander. A Side Entrance on state Street will Lead to the office part of the building. When the work is completed this will be one of the finest drug establishments in this Section. The Rexall store which House which was founded by the late a. B. Arm Strong tins the distinction of being Mckean county s oldest drug store. John was Cou the spa of Honor heart which Ever Lent itself in sympathy combined with a rare Charm of personality were the qualities which won for John Tate the esteem and friends he went. Or. Tate was one of the organizers of the Lodge i. O. O. F., and was a. Member of the Stock company which Odd Fellows build ing on main St., Smethport. Has already arranged for Hla forgo of workmen men with whom he is a jul ofsted which will be another great asset. At the present time Concrete has been Laid from the end of main Street to a. Point beyond the Campbell farm on the Valley Road and. From Herzog a Corners part Way to Farmers Valley leaving approximately six Rall a to be constructed part of which the Road up Row Hill being considered the hardest part of Tho Job. The Rew Hill Grade is practically completed and the rest. Of the Road has been graded arid Plao in condition., so Concrete Tim v acini in a i n of tuft t nto a v. Off for eco Hoggs perhaps Bishop Ferris att. Luke s confirms a class of Twenty tuesday a reception. The it. Read. David Ferris of Rochester n. A. Bishop of West pm new York visited St. Luke s Epis Copal Church tuesday night and con firmed a class of Twenty. This was the first Smethport appearance of this noted Churchman and resulted in Many local friendships. Following the ser vice a reception was held for the Bish. Of and those confirmed at the Parish Are cry missing brass recovered. Brasses from local Creamery thought stolen found secreted in building. New club at e. Smethport. Bast Smethport residents have formed a new club know As the Clio in to Vencint club. The Organ Lention Aims to raise Money to put Back the walks and provide n suitable play a Long time ago the Plant of the Smethport Creamery was raided it is thai fret by boys and All the brasses of the engine and machinery removed rendering the equipment useless. When work of putting Tho Creamery pm rent in running condition for the establishment of a Swiss Clie Eso factory was started a Honey Bill of expense was anticipated to replace the missing fixtures but the other the workmen at the Plant found nil the brass thought to have been stolen Serr Tod about Tho build ing where the culprits had hid same. Fencing to carry it from the building at Tho time. Little boy kicked by horse the Democrat c months for slice. In Back to Normal offer. I Kean loses one assemblyman by new legislative Carl Furman the i year old inn of or. And mrs. Orb Ferman of Keating township was badly injured As a re sult of being kicked by a horse one Dikiy last week. Or. Burg Chadwick of Kmit Lipory attending the lit lit j of two in the Assembly. The next 1 fellow who is now recovering nicely. Legislature will consist of 208 members apportionment. Ity Tho Neil Nuj of Pennsylvania the preliminaries of Mac now Well under Mckean i county Ono representative in ground Tor the children. The members Are enthusiastic opulent Smethport gentleman rounded in Oloan Railroad Yards. According to the following Olean press dispatch Smethport boasts of at least one opulent citizen of whose presence the average local citizen was not aware i Olean March Vleko 47 years old of Smethport had Money and luxuries when arrested on an in Tox location charge today. He had in Money two quart bottles of Moonshine whiskey and a dozen of eggs. Tone eggs and whiskey were in a travelling bag and the former had been smashed by the bottles. Nicko arrested by detective Howard Sweet Zer of Tho Pennsylvania Railroad police was wandering about the Railroad Yards it was reported. Boy scouts extinguish Hill fire tast saturday afternoon a grass fro which started on Green Street swept have already earned a neat Little sum to the top of town Hill and threatened by giving a supper and a Box social1 a serious Forest fire. Warden Frank Cummings was promptly on the scene with the members of the Smethport boy scouts and after several hours diligent work the fire was extinguished without any great damage being done. Last year the local troop of scouts distinguished themselves on several occasions in combating Forest fires in r this much needed cause. A clone up Day is to conducted soon arid nearly All the families Here Lave promised faithfully to clean up their debris. To moisture no trains. Railroad becoming effective. By a new time schedule on the Kiich to Day and until further notice due to danger of starting Forest fires trains will Only be run in or. Knee s words on moist mondays. And which Mynns there will be no ruins. Or. Kane who is in Active prohibitionist in designating is knows Herr Ain t no scotch an so Smethport is to be isolated from the world so far As the Kush qua is concerned. Rummage Sale fit. Luke s Parish House wednesday april 6, a. M. To Are your friends come and keep Down the Cost of living. This Vicinity. They have devoted con re durable study to the subject and Are Able to employ scientific methods in fires. As a result of their work last year the state department of forestry has offered the local boys the use of any state Forest preserve for a camping site this summer and will fur Nish the necessary equipment for to hts Outing. Their work last year also attracted much favourable and widespread attention that this your Gifford Ponchot chief forester is placing great dependence in scout organizations of the state in fighting Forest fires and has designated them fire rangers. The Democrat 6 months for in Back to Normal offer

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