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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - November 24, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The debt Crit thai week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper i my Kean the Democrat the entire Nevis Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume Xiv Uno Cinat co., inc. Pa., thursday november 24, 1921. Per year. No.-47 ii Hill Blithe and Cay they had their Day and with in their jeans they wafted away. He left souvenirs dough form of worthless old very old Story is repeated. The four Hundred of at least Ono town has been reduced to exactly thee Hundred and ninety six and there by hangs a tale which a a Nan alive could be recited As follows to the accompaniment of slow Creepy music onco upon a limb there was a Vinta which m any trusting people and few Wise men resided. Now the few Wise men knew How Little they knew icon but the unwise simple Village Folk considered themselves exceedingly Wise and were very much in evidence. Into this Village one Day descended a. Glossy Young couple from whence no or apparently cared. Existence suddenly burst Forth As a social lion after his lawful family b and returned to her permanent Home. With her restraining civilized in Luence re moved he Loo blossomed Forth As a very desirable Consort and social personage. There Are living in thai Village to a million dollars Worth of Concrete Highway if some of the sturdy old residents Eai attraction in Bradford and of Mckean county Long ago called to Back Home at an Early hour. Farad the eternal sleep of the righteous who with just reason regarded the trip to the county seat Over the old smell Giorl Bradford Din or mud Highway As a painful necessary event to interrupt an otherwise peaceful exist Ford residents having business in Smethport Lind it but a Mailer of Man naps to transact same. The in Prev til Highway is bound to Lead to closer business mid social Between residents of the different communities along route. The greatly incr Cas ence. Could but come Back to witness j Oil facilities of communication will be the almost endless procession of motor Day Many persons who try to Tell How it All happened. Ii appears that the vehicles rolling easily and luxuriously Over the floor Ike surface of. Ilie recently completed Concrete Roadway accompanied by a great increase of business which will be of Mutual by to All. It has be ii safely Salil that the new Road lessens the do Lanei on sundays they would to twi a Smethport and either refuse to believe their eyes say Iny there Ain t no Setch or transient gentleman who was the Pron else scamper Back to their eternal Beds least fifty Miles. The greater part of lilo to make possible cooperation Between Borough and pro posed transmission line company at Early Date cupids play Bradford thanksgiving night. The cupids such porn s fast Basket Ball Nul Lei who will ably represent this place on the court this season Ivyll open their local schedule at the new Ciple motor in ibis drama in addition to is religious social activities developed a pronounced appetite for a live Moonshine of which he Ucli and which consumed much of however thai which puzzles thu a Ever Jority of the peasantry is How after Armor Nizic in at the nil four years. Tho in Vav improved Highway Progress of the a consumed 20 Miles in length and Yosl Spring. Was completed this summer no Hough a Jade for the entire new right of Way in a Rossini hew Hill was Cuin Pelcl ocl before operations started this lyceum thanksgiving night when by they will meet the Irot Irois Bradford s aggregation. The cupids met rail j defeat at Tho lands of the Iroquois in repeated experiences of tills kind sleek strangers come and make a clean up in Short i me while dependable a i live sons and really Worth while Deo spectacled gentleman. Coming in to locale permanently n in rent a r.y.nn1r a modern Beau Shook i wicked Hoof on the dance floor threw a mean Tenor in Church and literally pm cold. He was a Bear in a Morris chair a dashing Tea puncher and a perfect Devil among women Honey in Tho form of precise polite punctual from Hie lips like petals from a Rose. He was Cour. Tesy culture personified. He could Bow quicker Ana lower than any gent v7hp.Ever came Down the Pike and per with a sense lion were uncomfortable on seeing action expecting thai he would fracture his nose or banh his Skull a aha. Roor. He animated pump handle in greeting acquaint an and a oui experience Dell Mculty in secur ing credit to an extent within their Means and pass All bul unnoticed in Dally Village activities. The answer to this is contained in the oldest grandest Hook of time a Prophet is not without Honor save in his own out in the wide wide world Many Miles from Smethport Are four necromancers who Are privileged to say veni. Vajdi which translated literally Means i came i saw i be cleaned pm dry. 1 verily a new Broom sweeps clean and generally a applied to persons cleans out. Gan grinder s trained Monkey. A said the unwise ones lire gentle cultured folks after our. Own they were promptly taken literally and figuratively to the bosoms of the elect. Drawing rooms which Many clean Cut honest Village bumpkins and Clear eyed comely lass Lea Nad never seen much of or never will save the outside of were thrown open to the strangers. Welcome to our City was the sign which greeted them everywhere. They were Token in and they de sired to reciprocate. So the other Day the gentleman. Abruptly left town. After. His departure it was found that he had neglected Mere detail of paying numerous obligations. How Ever he left Dainty souvenirs with a select few of his closest friends in the form of neatly engraved slips of Del tinted paper signed with his name and filled in for various am ounts representing Gofta made to him by his friends and which said friends on presenting same to the Banks found to be Worth just what they were they were pretty but As Bulie Goldberg would say they did t mean friends thought Elmer could throw a wicked foot on the ballroom floor but it was nothing to the wicked leg that boy Shook in hitting the open Road. Then it became apparent to the unwise Wise villagers tha the strangers whom they had taken in had had taken in All their new found friends. They worked fast in the a cedi of their were Superb Wullum in parvo. Woman always. The leading lady of this Story was left behind hut not forsaken. The Brill want idea of attaching the Luggage and wardrobe the fleeing gent had trav cled Light of the couple which played a not important part in their activities social religious and Ilu Larlan occurred to one of the Many victims and putting aside All chivalry and sympathy for Tho fallen social Queen he proceeded to carry his idea into execution. But he was too blow. A gentleman Friend of a lady Friend who was visiting the lending lady came to the Rescue and Between Days loaded factory which has been Idle for some his gasoline Chariot with a charming time resumed operations tuesday. Of cargo of petticoats and trunks and Init to inability to depend on he Natur list week w. F. Oviatt the local contractor started a gang of men on the extensive Job 9f moving the one Story wooden office building f the sme Niport Gas bid water companies from it s former location on Fulton Street to the Bush lot of the Corner of main and Franklin streets. The building is be ing located on the rear end of the new lot allowing space in front it being understood that there is More than a Remote possibility that a new Brick office building May be erected by the local companies on the main Street frontage of the new lot in the near future. The lot vacated on Fulton St. Will be used for the new 24 it. Hrick Extension to the rear of the Hamlin Bank to Trust building which is now under construction. The moving of the building was made via water St. And or. Oviatt accomplished the Long haul and had the Structure at the new location wednesday. A 0-Lon artillery Caterpillar tractor belonging to the High Way department was used in the haul. Over Al hio.000.00. La Cju sunts Ihen inns widely in vested million eni in Ern Pennsyl Vania. The use the Highway is being i Miles put 10 already indicates that it i part of Llie his on dollars i this and of Tho Road Between Sec la Row City a distance of Len Lis contract Cari cd out by tile Warren a Moore construction Moo ii pay for h is now Lor Smethport residents to supper in Ibert own Homey and witness u splendid of Philadelphia which completed the finishing touches to the Job during the past week and the on Page 5, col. I adjustment of the director of the Veteran s Bureau is very anxious to Render full service to the disabled sex service Man. To that end an immediate attempt is to be made to Clear up All awards and complaints concerning awards of either compensation or training without further delay and also to arrange for medical attention where needed. A clean up squad from the Bureau will be in Bradford a. On november 28, 29, 30 at the building. This squad includes men who can assist in preparing applications for compensation medical examination and Rind and decisions for training. It is imperative that every sex service Man within the county who claims Cleves that he is Enlil led to receive some consideration from the government be made aware of this visit. Any Man known to you to he in need of any of the services should be told of this meeting. If perchance you Are suffering from disability believed to have been incurred increased or of. Grav ated in the service you should make it your personal business for your own Benefit to meet these representatives and place before them the full facts regarding your claims. Your cooperation is absolutely necessary if you Are to receive full the provi fled for you you cannot afford to Bleb this Opportunity for immediate action. Hair Gore of revenge proved Sweet to the boys of the local High school football team and costly to their opponents the port boys in saturday s game at Kane Field. Advertised As a bloody engagement it fully realized the wildest Bope cations of any of the Small band of rooters who stood in the rain and Teeth Smethport is a. Good indication of the closeness of the contest. Portville Hod a Clear advantage in weigh i. Smethport in Speed so that with the Muddy condition of the Field to minimize both handicaps. The learns faced each other evenly matched. The Smethport boys gained a far greater yardage mud to encourage their teams. The final score. 7-0 in favor of Bradford on wednesday night of Lant kick but. It was Tho locals first game and Lack of practice contributed much in the tide of Fortune falling to turn in their direction. However. It will in a vastly stronger team the in Orisola hero thu Silny night and fans Aro is surd a splendid game which Tho locals re determined to win. The game in Bradford was played in Hie slate armory before one of to Lar Gest crowds which Ever witnessed a basketball contest in Hal City. The 21. Josephson played a splendid game making four Oul of the six Field goals in can. However the work of the team As a whole was not up to Tho Standard they no capable of pulling Forward. Following is the. Line up Irot Jools of. Prior if Collier a Ward re Brawley in. Smethport of Jos Olhson if. Mcdermott a Hull re eng Strom in. The cupids Are striving to Supply to. Cal fans with a High class of Basket Ball this season and at Tho some time make their team self supporting. Tho Pii Blip patronage is deserved and everyone should make it a Point to he present at he opening game thursday desirable contract can be entered into with the Portville electric co. Cost of wiring houses is not High. Than their opponents and except for continued on last Page col. 2. Corn Borer at work . L. Bartlelt the Well known Cole Grov-0 Farmer Una a Smethport visitor recently and during his stay in town was a pleasant caller at the Democrat office. Or. Bartlett informed us that while his Corn crop during the past season was a splendid one it was not of the proportions it would have been had 11 not been for the appear Ance of the european Corn Horer on part of his acres. The Corn Borer is a worm growing is Vij. Of in Inch in length and As thick As a Small Lead Pencil. It is a russian pest and it is thought that it was brought to the United slates in cargoes of hemp1. It has a blight ii of influence on Corn crops and my county banners should use every precaution to guard against it. Or. Bartlett has used Evcic Pecau. Tonary measure to Era Ducalo the Borer from his land and to prevent its spread. He slates that the invading army travels in Waves and that two other farms near Colegrove were vis. At the same Lime is Hla. Formaldehyde resumes. The East Smethport formaldehyde stepped on the Gas. Gas pressure the is Molnr fired this gentleman who by the Way had Coal. Carl flare or of marys resided in the simple Village for Sev who recently accepted the position of eral months with hid honest to gooral. of the Plant is now to Nens wife a simple Sweet Little thing on led permanently in Smethport and is and the family had passed All but in in to calve charge of operations at the notices while leading a quiet decent Smethport Industry. V by 1 j it is All right for fanatics to tamper with the Law of Man but when they attempt to regulate divine Law nature itself the limit has apparently been ruched. The birth control agitation which a few years ago brought Forth the righteous Wrath of the country when it was first expounded by two notoriety seeking inhuman 1 1.1 i Al sponsored by some of the delightful specimens of womanhood for which new York society is conspicuous has again broke out. The movement again being Lead by Tho female who conceived this hell born idea. This ahem animal and her companion were thrown into jail where they be continued on last Page. Col. 2. Wants motor Catlie Democrat is in re Ceppl of a letter from e. K. Kane of Kush Equa. Calling our attention to a recent Long by communication he sent to the Smethport canopus club Anent the necessity that confronts the Kus Hequn now operating at a loss of either securing a Railroad motor car to Larry passengers or to discontinue the morning and evening passenger trains on that Road and limit the service to a mixed each Way Between Smethport and Flackus Dally. The letter has been read to the canopus club but action on it has been deferred. Or. Kane desires to Purchase a motor car. With seating capacity of seventeen passengers with sufficient room ror Light baggage. The Cost would be he asks the Cono pug club for Kush Equa secure for Oil Railroad a Lonn of to be paid is a first instalment on a motor car at 5% interest and there. After to be reduced by monthly instalments of each or. Kane assuming personal responsibility for the amount of the loan. He says in the course of letter with such a railway motor bus handled by Ono Man. The Fame running Lime could be made via our present passenger trains and we could afford to put on not merely the present connections with the morning and evening to mans hut also two return trip runs in the Middle of the Day. Connect Long respectively Wilh the b. R. P. Filers South and northbound. With no cinders flying Here would be no need for a fire schedule of continued on Page 5. Col. 4 or. Homer Tope 2 a Largo congregation gathered at the m. E. Church last sunday morn ing to hear or. Homer w. Tope. Superintendent of the Pennsylvania anti Saloon league. Or. Tope is n Fine orator and delighted his audience with his masterly presentation of the for prohibition. His remarks re Law enforcement wore especially apropos Many of our Puoplo. Perhaps a Large majority of them believe that in time this the eighteenth 1 m. A Church will prove to be the most Hene Lelal piece of legislation Ever enacted in this country. There an others who for reasons satisfactory to . Oppose this legislation Are work Init for its repeal. Al does no seem that they will meet win Cess hut there is a of it. For in u hate is always in the hands of the people. Upon changed he a funeral of mrs. Lucy Gorton. The body of mrs. Lucy c. Gorton formerly of Smethport who dropped dead on the Street in san Diego where she had resided for two years past armistice Day an a account of which appeared in the Democrat last week arrived in this place monday morning being accompanied by or. And mrs. Wright Smith the latter a daughter of the deceased of Al Cajon Cal. Funeral services were held at St. Luke s episcopal Church at o1 Click monday afternoon the Rev. W. K Van Dyke orc lating the of Fie quips being attended by a Large con course of friends of this highly esteem cd former resident. In addition to mrs. Rutila Smith. Gorlon of new York and mar Arlinr Corlon of Detroit sons of the deceased were in Smtih port for the funeral. Item Gorcon. An other Eon. Who resides in Al Cajon was unable to in pc the while the proposition introducing electric log he and Power into Smoth Povl has been temporarily delayed pending the malting o changes. In Tho proposed agreement Between Tho Bor Ough and lilo projected company in which Slock has All been subscribed for. Which would build n. Transmission Lino from the Olcan Light Power company s terminal it a Orvillo to Smel port Thero is no diminishing of the popular desire to Sec Tho Roa Ilza lion of electricity for Sec Luport on the plan formulated by .1. C. Backus special agent for the Borough in the of ctr local Mailer which is As caul table and common sense arrangement .03 could to devised. Tho Puoplo Are just is keen for the realization of electricity As they wore when Thoy voted six to Ono last sum car in nor of Tho act Kiclty Bond Issue. Tho agreement submitted by. Or. Backus which has been fully explained in full in Tho Democrat has Beon changed in several details particularly is regards Tho Elmo the Borough agrees to lease and operate Tho trans Mission line after its completion and thus every phase of Tho instrument which by the wildest stretch of the imagination might to construed As in exceeding to. Tho Borough of Ita Law Ful limitations Haa been removed. Now the taxpayers who voted overwhelming Cal., Long trip across the continent. Other out of town relatives in attendance were or. And mrs. Garth Rumsey of Brad Ford or. And mrs. Wal tar Renwick of Kuhn n. Y., Lesa Dayton and Lizzie Flint of Buffalo. Interment was made n the family plot in Rose Hill Ceme Tery. A Fine entertainment. A regrettably audience Reward cd the efforts of Bucktail Post Amerl. Oan legion to provide a course of High class musical entertainments to Smith port residents at the opening number of the course Tho Plymouth male Quad let at the lyceum tuesday night. The attraction was one of the finest of its kind Ever presented in this place bang composed of remarkably versatile not Only were they possessed of be Iuli Ful voices but they were Cle ver instrumentalists a jazz orchestra ensemble being n Faure of their splendid program. It is hoped that better attendance greets the remaining splendid numbers of the course the versa Tyllo entertainers the Crawford and. Ams company and the Imperial Dies orchestra. Lri continued on last Page col. 3. After balance of it. Jewett Highway. Through the efforts of the Metli Ort co nouns club and the Annc Board of Trade in Effort is being made to re curs the com Lellon by the slate of be k Asson to it pc we Ond of the Smethport to Kane Highway. Tho county commissioners. Sena a or .nnk Baldwin and congressman e Jones no in Harris Loire nov conferring the Highway department for a Survey of the route. Orsble action by the Borough jaw Tajc or. Backus on monday showed Tia Democrat a letter from the port Mie electric company promising to Maka an exceptionally Advant Gadous con tract with Smethport to Supply cur rent in unlimited quantities at an in. Belleve ably Low figure far below Tho figure at a Holcli Julio could be supplied to Consumers by a local private owned or municipal generating Plant. As explained previously the Price per k. W. Of electricity diminishes with in creased consumption and the Portville company is willing to give Smethport he Benefit of Tho Grivat amount of cur they Are at present buying from he Oloan Power company for use in that town. This gives Tho he to propaganda circulated to the effect that there was no assurances that current could he bought at Portville for n. Satisfactory Price under the. Contract that Portville would enter into local Consumers could be supplied electricity it a minimum Cost another bit of propaganda which it is desired to Civo the lie deals with Tho Cost of installing electricity into a residence. Wild so orcs or to Tho effect that it would Cost n Young Fortune to wire Tho average House. Figures arc available to convince the most Skepi Cal that the average House Oan is wired completely for a figure not exceed ing s50. Or. Backus has mailed copies of Tho new agreement to three Well known local attorneys members of Tho Cono pus club for their on in Ion is to its legality and accompanied by the Fol. Of Wing letter which is self explant Coll need on Pago 7, col. 3. Ball team tendered banquet the members of the East Smethport base Ball team who had a most re. Mar Koble season s record of an almost uninterrupted series of victories Over some of the fastest terms in this Sec Tion were tendered a. Banquet by Iha ladles of the East Smethport civic improvement society by the Mcahon store building East Smethport last Friday evening. The repast served by the ladles was a most delicious one to which the athletes did full Justice. K. E. Till and Tommie Clark of Tho Smethport Cam who played in a num Ber of games with the East Smethport were guests at the banquet. Al together the evening was n most delightful one. Help the red Cross Dilvo next week

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