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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 17, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean Democrat volume 53. Jub Mollat i Uhl Ishing 6o., ing. Linda sky ud1tob Smethport pa., thursday May 17, 1928 terms-42.00 per year. No. 20 plan to counteract Slighter of Deer Hunters May pledge selves to ignore invitation to kill general posting of Forest lands urged indignation among sportsmen of my Ocean Potter Tioga Elk Cleir fled. Cameron Forest Clinton and great big game counties of being vigorously manifested As a result of Tho action of the state Gume commission in Doclar Iii an open season on Doe Deer next fall. A wholesale disastrous Slaughter of this desirable game is foreseen by local Hunters As a result of the Drasic move and to prevent it local Steps May be taken to keep any Deer from being killed in local Woods this year. There May to some counties in the state there is an Over Abun dance of Deer but sportsmen of Ilc Kean Potter Elk and Cameron counties vehemently declare that no Euti condition prevails in the local forests. In tact the annual kill of Buck Deer under restrictions which protect does has reached appalling proportions in this and surrounding counties As a result of the influx of thousands of City Hunters in local Woods. It was comparatively few years ago that local forests were closed entirely to Deer Hunters for a period of five years to which fact alone can be attributed Tho return of Deer in plentiful numbers observers predict on undoing of All the local work accomplished in the of Deer in our native Woods if the proposed Slaughter of does is permitted this year because it is anticipated that a mighty army of City Huntera will come to this Section of the state to participate in Tho kill antidote suggested of the several counties principally affected Iby the game com Mission s ruling who belong to fish and game organizations Are consider ing a movement which May result in All local Hunters pledging themselves not to kill a. Single Deer next fall and to further urge the cooperation of All owners of. Land to Post their acres would of and abroad out of the Woods this year in which event the threatened Slaugh Ter not Only be averted but in addition not a single Deer Buck or Doe would to killed this year. Tho situation if As menacing sportsmen regard it should Call for some such drastic action. Mckean county land values jump surprisingly some most unusual and unexpected jumps in land values Are reported in Rural Mckean county a result of the rapid completion of Mcl can county s Groat network of paved highways the Democrat is informed. Owners of farm acres Remote sections of Tho county who Are situated on unimproved roads which Are either unfathomable mires of mud or Snow submerged the majority of months of the year and much of the time impassible Aro invariably willing to offer As much or More ban they can afford if Only a paved Road will be built which will enable them to get away from Home whenever Thoy desire and to secure attention when hurriedly needed and to enjoy other boons possessed by those who live along pared roads. All right. The state and county in due time As soon As ctr cum stances permit build a costly paved Boulevard right past that isolated land owner s door taking a strip of his previously self contemptuously regarded land to Perm it the engineers to establish a perfect Grade and it does t Cost him any contribution Money. Is the land owner Happy arid forever after contented when he receives the wonderful Boon of having his front door step connected with a ribbon of always navigable Concrete which leads directly in All directions to the leading cities of the continent emphatically is not and promptly lodges a claim with the county commissioners for sex Hor Vitant charges amounting to hundreds of dollars for alleged damages suffered by a narrow strip of his previously lowly regarded land been of utilized to build a new Highway. Truly the lot of a Board of county commissioners who Are intent on providing Tho taxpayers of their county with More Miles of paved Highway than any other county of the Commonwealth is not a Happy one even to contemplate. Forest fires rage As result of dry spell local taxpayer Appeal judge Bouton hears Appeal of prothonotary b. Of Stah awaited with interest judge j. W. Bouton presiding at a special term of Mckean county court at the court House this Borough tues Day heard arguments on Ulo Appeal of county b. Starsky against an increase of the assessed value of a residence property owned by him on North Union Street this Bor Ough. Jar. appeared As his own at Torney and presented a strong1 Case. Gallup Potter represented Mckean county. Judge Bouton reserved decision until a later Date. The question of local taxation has be come a vexing1 one with the school budget for exceeding the tax Revenue and the Borough general fund being maintained thanks Only to Tho splendid income from the municipal electric department. Recent efforts to increase the Tola assessed valuation of property in the Borough to a figure which will main Tain the local government resulted it is said in a general Buck passing by the departments of local government and the county commissioners rightly and wisely declined to be made the Butts As a. Result of the general Side stepping consequently the increased property valuations locally failed to materialize. Or. Starsky explains his attitude As not being so much opposed to paying taxes on increased valuation of this particular piece of property As it is to hastening a general equitable distribution of the tax Burden to meet existing Borough needs. The outcome of the Case is being awaited with much interest locally. The suit May reopen the entire local assessment matter. Local lady county Champion Trout Angler mrs. A c. Gleason of Willow Street prominent local lady Haa earned Tho distinction of being Mckean county s Champion lady Trout Angler last thursday mrs. Elcanon spent several hours on a Lone Trout fishing expedition on a nearby Stream and proved Hor skill at Tho Lamaak Walton pastime by Landing Twenty Lino Trout so far a is known Tho local lady s catch stands unequalled among lady anglers of this Section of Tho state. Track records fall 111 stars defeat Alp Frosh one of the most interesting track events Ever witnessed in this Section of the state travellers club holds annual elected for coming year the annual meeting and election of officers of the Smethport travellers club was held at the club House sat urday at three o clock. At Tho stockholders meeting Les Dames it. Kessler jr., o. J. Hamlin r. E. Burdick h. O. German and m3sa Mae Chato were elected direct ors. regular meeting the yearly reports of committees were presented and the following officers were elected e. E. Drake. First vice Emma Tret ton second vice Carrie a. Day. George h. Denning. H. J. Ellsworth. Executive j. X. Apple James a. Nellis w. F. Specht and b. A. Workley. Girls glee club goes to Clarion tomorrow a specially chartered bus will con vey the members of Tho girls glee club of the Smethport High school to Clarion tomorrow Friday whore Tho local choral Orsa Bizalion will take part in a singing Competition with representative glee clubs of a number of other schools. Mrs. Catherine King Strom musical instructor of the local High school will have charge of the party. A result of the unprecedented dry spell of the past week t e. Bailey of hot u la s Tato f ores l fire re i i for Mje Kean county has been put tins in sleepless nights. Tuesday the fire Warden s troubles were further complicated by a big Forest fire which started in Tho Valley Back of Theodora Norman s farm near the course of the Smethport country club and based Over a is Forest acreage. Or. Bailey recruited a. Local Force of fire fighters about o clock. Tues Day afternoon and Tho Earge Crew worked Well into the night getting uie stubborn fire under control. The forepart of the week or. Bailey had a Large Force of lire fighters engaged in combating a. Large fire which raged for two Days in the Vicinity of Eldred. On tuesday a Barf fire broke out near Kane and for. A time threatened to destroy Windy City a Small Oil lease settlement. Thu populace consisting of about forty persons were ready to flee for their lives when heroic work on the part of Over one Hundred men and women got the under control. Fast horses to race Here memorial Day county Aro to have the Opportunity to witness some big circus t horse racing at the fair grounds this Borough the afternoon of memorial Day wednesday May 30. At a meeting of directors of the my Ofsan county fair association held it Thi grand Central hotel last evening. J. P. Kerwin of Duke Center and John Boring of Bradford Well known county horsemen acting As representatives of a. Largo number of interested race owners secured the use of Tho Fine local track for memorial Day. As stated elsewhere in today s Democrat a number of fast Raco Are n Oto Boin g Trai Ned by of fro m a number of cities and towns of this Flection of Pennsylvania and new York at who local track. More horses Are expected Here right along and by my 30 it is expected that 20 nags will be at Tho local track to participate. The coming race Mot is not to to held for Revenue but to Settle Points of Supre Macy i Jota Loti Tho horse the avonts will to us dually exciting. Tho Smethport hand has Brwn on Voged to furnish music and a nominal admission fee will to charged. Junior senior prom was interesting social event Tho Junior senior banquet and prom of Tho i Janet port High school took place at Canso place inn. Port Alle Gany on saturday evening. At o clock it delicious four Coumbo dinner was served the table he ing beautifully decorated with roses and Sweet peas Tho favors were tiny baskets with mints and salted nuts and the dining room was attractively decorated with streamers of class and school colors and roses. George Van Duse of the Junior class presided and welcomed the seniors and members of Tho faculty in of the juniors. 13dward har Nion thankful the juniors for Tho son i Orr. Those responding to toasts were or. Bright mias Day Andrew Van Dyke gain Mccoy Harry Backus and Harriet Kohn. After Tho dinner dancing was in Joyed until eleven o clock. The affair was a decided Success and reflected great credit upon Tho juniors. The party was chaperoned by principal and mrs. Stanley right or. And mrs. C. U Angstrom and Tho misses Carrie Day and Leonoro Lemmler. Work on Simpson Road being rushed by workmen contractor for Tel Rosa of Bradford now has a Large working Force in full swing completing Tho paving of the Road Between Degolia and Simpson in the nearby Oil Fields which was partly completed last year. Mrs Taylor broke ribs mryl c. O. Taylor Matron of the Mckean co i it y Horn o had the mis Fortuno to fall and fracture two ribs at her Homo thursday. Or. Rug Chad Wick attended Tho injured lady who is now improving from Tho Dis Tressing Accident brother of local lady instantly killed in fall w. C. Daly of Mechanic Street was apprised1 tuesday night of the shocking1 death of Jesse Rill Fth Many veterans posts coming to convention plans of Bucktail Post american legion for the entertainment of the hundreds of world veterans expected in Smethport for the Mckewin county american legion convention Parade Day thursday june 21at, Are progressing rapidly. At a meeting of the local Post Mon Day evening plans were adopted for advertising the convention on a great scale Over a wide territory. A great number of american legion Posu several with bands or drum and Bugle corps not Only from my Kean county but from other now York and Pennsylvania counties along the state Border have manifested their in ton of on of coming to snit port and participating in the big Parade of june 21st, which promises to be the biggest turn out of world War vet Erans even seen in this Section of Pennsylvania. Attractive Pelzey will be awarded the biggest one Best posts and musical organizations. The local entertainment committee is planning to provide free food and drink in great abundance to the hundreds of visiting veterans at a huge open air Barbecue picnic at some near by Grove. The viands will be Liberal a Flavoured with Lemon extract so pleas ing to Soldier palates it la expected other free entertainment features will he provided and announced from time to time. Smethport with All citizens cooperating enthusiastically will hold open House june 20th and 21st. Franklin pa., or Howard who was assistant Secretary of the. Franklin a m. C. A., was engaged in decorating1 Tho my. C. A. Building for a special event and in some manner fell through a trap door to the floor below. The Accident was not discovered until one hour later when members discovered v the dead body of the Secretary. Death is thought to have been instantaneous. 7lfr. Howard was a native of Custer City this county and is Well known to residents of Smethport. And Mckean county. He was a gentleman of splendid qualities. He is survived by his Wue one son and a daughter also one brother and three Sisters including mrs. W. Daly of this Borough. The funeral will be held in Franklin today and the body will he taken to Pittsburgh for burial Friday. Or. And mrs. Daly left this morning to attend the funeral. S. H. S. Alumni banquet will be commencement week feature . Year Conni Lotteo of " the Soihet port High school alumni As social Ion at a meeting this week the Date for the annual old grads banquet for Tho evening of thurs no june 7. The banquet will be held in the Din ing room of the local methodist Kris Copal Church and the ladles auxiliary of Bucktail Post american legion will have charge of providing tin Feour. This year mrs. George Richards o snit port. Secretary of the Assoc a Uon will Endeavor to notify All Eli Gibli persons concerning the banquet plans it Wilt be obviously impossible How Ever to get in touch with All of flu 440 graduates of the High school the cooperation of every alumnus is Many race horses training at Smethport fair grounds race horse owners of this Section of Pennsylvania and Western York Are finding the track at the Mckean county fair grounds this Borough to to splendidly adapted for Spring train ing of their trotting pacing and Runn ing1 horses in preparation for the sea son s activities on Tho racing circuits. At the present time nine fast horses from clean. Lornell Angelica Brad Ford and Warsaw Are. Being worked out Dally on the local track and Are being Inar Leverl. Together with their trainers at the splendid stables at the local fair grounds. Horses Are expected to arrive Hore from time to time and it is expected that by next the number of races horses in training Here will be increased to fifteen. Of these hordes will probably be seen in action at the race meet to be held at the fair grounds july 4th. C. Requested in the work of notification it should be specifically understood that Oil Are invited and urged to at tend whether they receive notice o not. Graduates Are requested to Send their names and addresses to mrs. Richards together with the sum of j1.jo, to cover banquet and dues for a year. This should be done As soon As possible individuals will use their own Initia Tive in arranging reunions by classes which Are a delightful feature. The banquet will be held at o clock and the Date is the evening o the class Day exercises of this year s graduating1 class. Buys Clark drug store an important local business Deal was consummated last week by which Fred Clark sold his main Street drug store. For Many year known is Tho Wells activities. Store., to j. S. Pfeil of port Al legacy who took immediate possess Ion. Or. Owns Tho Sotterly drug store port Alle Gany. And Xvi la add the local Young Man receives a o. T. C. Lieut. Commission the Democrat in informed tha Lewis Raymer. Son of or. And Ward Raymer of this Borough who is a Junior at Pennsylvania slate col Lego recently received a commission of second lieutenant in the Penn state Cadet corps. During the summer months lie at tonal the r. O. T. O. at Camp Humphreys Virginia the Well known Youngjr Man who i a of Smethport Hegh school has Alan Hoen elect Rvl to m embers ii in the scabbard and Blade honorary military fraternity at the College. Or. Ray Trier s Many local friends xvii pleased to of the h making in Branch of College w. I. Oviatt brought Home from Hospital w. T. Oviatt local contractor an member of Keating township Tho track and held team of the Alfred n. Y., University freshmen was Tho third straight to Down to Lefeat before lilo onslaughts of Tho Sinot port High school s great team thin year. The Frosh not having had time to forget their bailing in last fall at the hands of the local wove who ii sonic real track and Field superiority also by Tho score of 70 to 52 at the fair grounds thin place Friday afternoon. Three track records wore shattered and another equalled As Tho Battle waxed Furi Riih. Capt. Harmon great Leader of the to Oil cohorts was at in the mile battering the Mark of to by capt. Wuller of Marten Park High. New York state Champion event. Strelo coloured Alfred Flash made a new time of d7 3-5 seconds in Tho 440 Yard dash. Shorty Petruzzi of the Orange and Black squad clipped a tenth of a second from the hurdle record of Van Duson. Also of Smethport when to won at 14vi studholme of Smethport equalled the High jump Mark of 5 feet and 8 inches made by Morton Mummy a former learn mate. Shorty pol Ruzzel was running wild last n Friday. Besides breaking Tho record in lilo hurdles a won the 100 Yard dash Hod for first in the pole vault and took second place in Bott the shot put and Broad jump. Capt. Harmon ran a great race to win the half mile event and incidentally cinch ing tie meet for his team at a time when things wore beginning to look rather slim for a local Victory. Jimmy Petruzzo handed fans a pleasant sur prise when to calmly stepped up and tossed himself a first place in the discus. The Alfred athletes were quite aware of the fact that Scott was com Peting for Smethport. This lad to Al ways in the midst of Tho poll feat and Friday took in the jump second in the High jump third in Tho shot put Jaroll n and to Liscus and tied for the pole vault. Nourse of Smethport ran a spectacular race to get second place in the gruelling 440-Yard dash. I yom this of Trio local athletes work in the various events it May be seen the Livermore studholme cached boys Cut in on the scoring from almost every a Good is founded on its ability to to that very thing. Van Dusen who always is in the r Van of the local Speed boys Hotd an off Day Friday hut Well second in the 100-Yard and third in the 230-y-ird . And let us not Overlook the Speed and Foint delayed by coach liver More on the Homo stretch of the half mile when Tho runner University of Pittsburgh two mile run Star put a playful dog to flight just As Tho canine was about to frolic nimbly in the path of the speeding athletes. Following is the Complete summary 100-Yard pet Rukhl s 1st, Van Dusen s 2nd, Steele a 3rd. 3-u seconds. High s 1st. Scott s 2nd. Znitko a 3rd. Height feet 8 inches. Ties track record Milo k 1st, Galt Izlo a 2nd, Denning s 3rd. Minutes 58 2-5 seconds. New track record shot . L Petruzzi s 2nd, Droit s 3rd. Continued on last Page. Col. 3 to oust scrub Bull from Mckean county Mckenn county dairymen have Trio scrub Bull on Tho run. Thoy have adopted an agricultural Extension project which Calls for Tho elimination of All Grade sires in thu county by 1930, Wetmore township Watts the first to qualify with 100 per cent Puro bred Dairy sires. There Aro seven Holt Cetih and a like of Guernsey Shea in who. A. "w1. I i it and oust Wahlberg cow testing association members were Tho leaders in successful movement Uhlberg a a Mem Ber of the local Bull association also. School pupils in my Spanish sweetheart mys. C. 11. A Wigstrom Sujiyo Rutsor of music in Tho Smethport Borough Schulh will present my Spanish it Tho on monday evening. May 2s, til o clock. Tho Ulm Salon will to fifty cents Tor nil Ullh ind thirty five cents for child Ren ind Trio proceeds will go towards Tho Plano turn which is being accumulated to buy a piano or the grades. Tiro Woll under Way and Tho affair promises to unusually no. Following is the cast of characters Sonora to Herzog. Uon Idun Garford. Jack Eastman Elminy Andrew Van Dyko English Helen Johnson sue. Beatrice Munn pro Fern Bur Dick Kijuu Luviso Heath from Helen Fry. Ills. Smythe Chaperon Pauline Palmer. Speer . Peeler. Clark. Fundy. Hung Vehe. Sneer. Icon. Lincoln Green. Mouton. Jones. Spear. Bright. Van Pomeroy. Van Herzog. Von. Kaden Kolin Mii Sarot Gal Lon Margaret Davis Elaine Davis Rona Belle Bloomster Mona. Maze Bertha Carey Mallia Mcdermott Janet Van Blad Martha Swanson. Dutch uni Bridge Jean Lavern More Nancy Richards har Riet Raymer. Penn. Charlotte. Mary Jean Mccarthy at Ideno Cooper. Mary Ann quirk Phyllis Brown. Re lilo Cleveland chos. Johnson. Curtion Potter ii Wrono n Ess Duncan Veru Dodge Ella Pelty Mary Edith Southwick Janotta Petty Junior German. Raggedy Ann and Andy Melbourne Rice Phyllia Herzog Abbey sout Luzvick Russell Cooper. Betty Long. Margaret by Ivock Sara Jano Sbarro. Mary Harry Hull Robert Cooper. Knolls i m. Hackett Lou so Van Blad Bertha Carey Maze Daisy knot Hon Kathryn Cunningham Frank Barton Stanton let Libr Itlo Georgo Van Duane Lloyte Tiac Kott. Spanish chorus Sebr Lnor Emma Leno teed nil Jan co Kohn Julia a Hubbard Davis. Mcdermott Helen Chaae. Local pharmacy to his extensive Husi j school Board who Haa been receiving Chain. Arthur Zuver an expert pharmacist who has been employed at Tho port. Allegany store Han taken up Tho management of the sect Niport store. Clark who has Roa Idri a Smith porn for two years is returning to Kano his original Home. In future this popular business place will to known As the Ketterly Druk co. Stickler local Prmt Tiff con tractor is engaged in painting the me Koan mansion on main Street. Broke Arm in fall mrs. Emma Washington of Rall Moro. Mrt., who has been visiting her daughter mrs. Elwood ski skin and family of Kling st., had Tho misfortune to fall Down a night of cellar Steps at Trio Gaskin Homo monday and fractured Lier Irett Arm Between the Elbow and Rhou Dor. Or. Robert Hamilton was summoned and attended the injured lady. Duke Center improvements will include Park bathing Pool and Plav equipment tildred numerous improvements which will soon to under Way at Duko Center testify to tile progressive of that town and its Buluro growth. Has Boon a Lii ired adjoining the pose in that town for a Park tin plot of land having a frontage on the a lived i old of approximately 300 Foel. An expert from Olarri Sherg has been at Duke Center planning the Park. A con Crete Reservoir 30 feet by 40 feet will to constructed to be used As a swim Ming Pool Ami in of fire con he used As a Soi Iroe of water far the pumper fire engine recently purchased. Besides Tho swimming Pool the Park will Bavo a Tennis court Volley Ball court Ali res. To net is Etc. Immediately adjoining the Park is a Largo building built by the Petroleum co., we lira has been leased and will to used As a Community i Voiiso. Among other improvements to be Mado is Trio remodelling of Tho present Hoy scout building at. An expenditure Emo or an Nero of ground hag been added to the Duke Center from or. Jones Flo Bratrud specialist at his private Hospital in Buffalo for a affliction and who was in a critical condition last week was brought to his Home in Bast Smethport saturday. Tho patient was brought Home by his daughters mrs. Harry Schr Lebr Nurt mrs. Thou. Bryan of Tulsa. Okla., and his sons. George and Alfred Oviatt of this place a _ since his return Homo or. Viau s mately fifty new houses have Hen condition is showing some in and Duko Center. The ment. Mis Many friends will unite in business Section of the town will he Tho Hopp. For speedy recovery. Greatly improved by the paving of the shoulders on each Side of Tho Concrete Road. These arc about 6 feet in Width Ford motor backfired and will require about feet of fast horse races july 4th h. W. Hilton. President of Tho Kenn county fair association states that some Gnu Sunjy fast harness and running races will to Tho outstanding feature of Tho big pc clean county fourth of july Observance at the my Kean county fair grounds. Smith port wednesday july 4th. Attractive purses Aro to to of ored and Tho event coming a it roles at a time when rare horses owners Aro pre paring to Start their tour of the fall fair circuits is attracting the interest of racing men Over n. Wide radius. In addition to Tho races Thero will to carnival a program of athletic events free acts balloon ascension band Mulc Anil a a reworks display. Tho Celebration will be advertised on a wide a calf local stage stars to make Australia tour Doyle and wife known professionally to metropolitan theater Lovorn . Prominent Tnge stars arrived in Kurt port Sund in in their automobile for a Vlf it with Doyle s parents or. And mrs. L. K. Troj Martli. During Tho Pant season to cemetery and hundreds of and in Onard Doyle have been Evergreen Trees have purchased j be Nurod in several Brt Sulway pro and will to planted Tho entire i durations. The latest of which the comoters. Tho Concrete Road was constructed to Bridford approx sprained wrist when word Kohn local Moat denier re Concrete. This improvement ing summer months. a Hundly sprained right Wroot will moan much in Tho appearance of when n. Ford motor to was in raped that town a the Nhou lil in cranking backfired. Or. Cohort j Era Aro always Muddy quid Slippery Hamilton attended Tho painful injury j lifter every rain. in which William Ella in noted Tennis Star Mode his stage debut. Or. And mra. Doyle have so Snail contracts to to to Australia with a company of distinguished american actors who will present three or four Lato Broadway plays and tour leading cities of Tho Antipodes during the Corn or find Doyle will , Tho Natl fits of Tho american company Vancouver b. For Australia my 30
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