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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - October 6, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 52. De Zouhat pull Binu to. Lind8lbt, editor Smethport pa., thursday october 6, 1927. Terms-42.00 per year. Co. Institute Here monday Large number program of events teachers of the Mckean county schools to the number 300, will a Kemble in Smethport monday for their annual Institute which will continue until Liy Day. All town and District schools of the county outside of Bradford City will be represented at Tho big gather ing. County superintendent of schools c. W. Lillibridge of this Borough has arranged a most interesting Gram and has engaged an eminent staff of instructors for the daily ses Biona which will be held at the court House. Wednesday and thursday Smith port s influx of Institute visitors will be materially increased by the Large at Tendance of county school directors who will corns hers for the annual convention of the Mckean county Kohol directors association which is to be held in connection with the Institute on those Days. The evening entertainments Are to be presented at Tho legion lyceum and the following splendid attractions have Coen booked monday evening oct. Or. T. S. Lowman. This lecture will be held at the court House. Wednesday evening oct. A message from thursday evening oct Estelle Gray Lhevinne. Season tickets for this splendid course Are 2.00. Following is the list of instructors who will appear before the Institute or. T. S. Lowden. Lecturer and auth or. Columbus Ohio or. C. H. Gordi Uler president Hillers Vilelle teachers College Millersville a. Or. Orton b. Professor of English Pennsyl Vania state College l. Driver member of state department of Public instruction Harrisburg mrs. Bertha Newton Miller supervisor training school Clarion state Normal school mrs. H. C. Fetterolf music and Art Caine Hill a. Prof. Geo. Lull of Bradford will Load the Institute singing. Black sheep starts this Black the. Democrat s absorbing new serial by that Brilliant author Meredith Nichol son starts on Page 7 of to Day s Issue. Do not fail to read the opening chapters. Black shape is something distinctly new in Tho realm of popular fiction. Mystery and thrills a plenty Are provided in tha unusually fascinating constructed As Only or. Nicholson master of Story writing could construct it. The Democrat is enabled to present this Gas at Story to its readers through its membership in the Auto Caster feature service. Lewis Raymer Hurt in fall Lewis Raymer 80, one of Smith port s Best known citizens was badly injured while doing some Carpenter work at the Mckean county Home last thursday. Or. Raynier engaged in hanging a door on a silo at the county farm lost his balance Anil fell several feet to the ground badly spraining hts right ankle. The injured Man waa attended by or. Burg Chadwick who found the in jury to be of a serious nature which will incapacitate the patient for some time. J it is thought that the Bone of the injured ankle May have been fractured. Timely rain averts local water crisis the heavy rainfall of monday came in tie Nick of time to relieve a local water shortage situation which had reached alarming proportions. Due to the unusually dry and hot weather prevailing last week water had fallen below the danger Mark in reservoirs and pumping operations were conducted Day and night at the water Wolls of the Smethport water the deep Well at the factory of Tjie interstate win Dow Glass company being pumped As an auxiliary still the Supply with Consumers exercising stringent regulations to conserve water was insufficient to meet de mands. Residences on the higher streets of town were without water with the rainfall of this week aided by continued Economy of use by Consumers the drouth situation will be overcome. John Jones stars for Kiski in opening game of season John or. And mrs. E. W. Jones of Smethport one of the Best football players Ever developed at the local High school was the shining Star of the opening Gridiron game of Kuski Academy. Saltsburg pa., where he is now a student Al ski s opponents were the Leach Burg p.o., Semi professional eleven a team which bad not been beaten scored on in the past two years. Jones playing at end the entire game nude the Lone tally of the Day. J Jones Tho fighting fullback of uhe s. H. S. Eleven for the past. Years and his Many lot Al friends Aro j highly pleased at his initial showing Wilth Kiski. Particularly the local football coaches or. Livermore e. A. Studholme and c. C. Choate. Some idea of the ability it was Nec Essary for him to show to make the first team at Saltsburg is gained from the fact that among the fifty Candi dates for the team this year were the entire line up of lost year. N. Y., is to have sunday movies. Local Young men Home from Paris legion meet we. Taylor local world War Vete ran and his chum Harry Backus re turned Home tuesday after a six weeks sojourn in Paris where they attended the National convention of the american legion. The local Young men sailed from la Harve saturday sept. 24 on the Cun Ard liner Scythia ind landed in Boston sunday night. They report a delightful trip across Tho Atlantic. During their Sony abroad they visited England and Bel Gium and made a Tohir of the Battle Fields of France and Belgium being particularly interested in the sectors whore Taylor fought in 1918 is member of the ii2th infantry with Pijie 28th Keystone division a. E. F. Council to erect traffic Stop signals on danger Crossings the regular monthly meeting of the Smethport Borough Council was held monday night. Members present were Ostrander Abbey Bacon and Karlen. Solicitor c. W. Shattuck was also in attendance. In the absence of presi Dent Lindholm or. Ostrander was unanimously elected to preside. It was moved by Abbey seconded by Karlen and carried that temporary Stop be placed on Willow Street at intersection of mar Van and Mechanic streets and on Mechanic Street at main Street. The Council decided to employ Ray Abbey to repair Tho roof of the Council room in Tho Borough building. The following Bills were read and ordered paid Edward Norman lumber Street garage gasoline. R. C. Rico gasoline Rochester electric Supply co., supplies Mckean county Miner printing oru finance Bradford electric electric Power Holmes Gil Lllan lumber John to. Hallstrom salary Robert Norman labor. Arthur Rice labor. Seth Norman salary Glenn men cer salary. P. H. Blever. Sal Ary Claude Shattuck salary j. D. Hogarth salary m. O Brien salary. Mrs Pushor refund meter Deposit no. Cramsie sent Tolon term Morasco Case put Over at criminal court Robert Cramsie 33, arrested last week by county detective j. J. Allison on a charge having broken into the rectory of St. Elizabeth s roman Catholic Church this Borough Early he morning of monday sept. 26, was ried in Mckean county criminal court n tills Borough monday and was found Ulley by a jury tuesday morning. Judge Bouton sentenced Cramsie to serve front four to eight years in the Neatem Penitentiary at hard labor. Father p. J. Donahue who drove he would be burglar away soon after to fellow had gained Entrance to the parochial residence by Jimm Ying a front window and who secured a close ook at the intruder when to threw uie Lare of a flashlight upon him identified Cramsie As the House breaker. Cramsie soon after his arrest made signed confession of his guilt hut at the hearing before Justice of the peace r. C. Gleason last thursday morning at which he was committed to jail without bail to await trial he this confession and pleaded not guilty. A uth Orliea suspected that Cramsie is the burglar who robbed the rectory of St. Callistus Church Kane of ?300 the ame night As the local rectory robbery attempt owing to similarity of jobs but the Kane charge was not pressed at in preliminary hearing. The october term of criminal court convened at the court House this Bor Ough monday morning with judge j. W. Bouton presiding with a big docket. The Cess of Felice Morasco of Kane wanted for the slaying two Yoars of Vincenzo Canello of Kane was continued until the next term of court Morasco some weeks ago walked into the Bradford police station and sur rendered himself ending a two year search for him. The grand jury at the opening sess Ion found no True Bill against miss Alma Meridies of Bradford the first woman in the criminal history of my can county to be charged with oper continued on Pogo col. 3 wife of slain Hermit asks annulment to claim estate a term of Mckean county argument court will Convene at Tho court House this Borough tuesday oct. 17. An interesting Case to to argued to fore judge j. Of. Bouton is that of j. Mcdougall deceased is. Alice Mcdougall for a. Rulo to show cause Why decree in divorce should not to revoked. This is Tho Motlon instituted to an other cases listed Aro h. Nos Solson is. W. H. Colo Rulo to How cause Why not be opened and defendant lot into a defense. Fred b. Colosmo is. Frank w. Cal Kins Rulo to show cause Why judg ment should not to entered for want of a sufficient affidavit of defense. Nestor g. Kokinoa is. Mayme Ico Kolnos Rule to show cause Why decree Mil Tho divorce of the late we. Divorce should not to annulled. Dougall and hts wife so the latter can claim the estate left by the deceased. Medo Zikall a Hermit Bee keeper of Lewis run waa brutally murdered by Throe years ago. Two Broth ers Tony and Blas Lua Sueharu Are serving crime. Norman c. Dextor is. Carrie a. Dexter Rule to show cause Why Ubol Lant should not counsel foes and Alimony to respondent. Dora Storey is. Eagono Storey Rule to show cause Why respondent should Long prison terms for tha j not counsel fees and Alimony to Bellant. Kane steam roller crushes local i will try enforcing new parking Law Smethport s new traffic ordinance signed by Burgess Brasted last week s now in effect. Nto More a turns at Street intersections and limiting of main Street parking to 2 hours on Tho North Side and thirty minutes on the South curb until o clock at night and no parking in front of pos Tofile churches Heaters and Public places Are principal provisions of the new code which is to be vigorously enforced. Motorists should familiarize themselves with the new they can. Some doubt exists whether new Law will stand a Legal test due to the fact that it was not advertised in a Legal manner. The Smethport High school football team found a tartar in Kane High school s Grid combination last Satur Day afternoon in. The Mountain City. Tho locals entered he fray favourites to win by at least two touchdowns. When the smoke of Battle finally cleared away Kane Hod neatly trounced Smethport to the tune of 7-0. The local eleven greatly outweighed their opponents but Kane tied them up hopelessly. It was a sensation to followers of the Smethport team to Seo Kane Lime after time solve Smethport formations and break them How these same formations which have mystified some Ottha fastest Gridiron combinations in this Section during tile Post few years. At the most critical moments Smethport s Foi Ward Wall seemed to offer Little opposition to Tho fighting Kane line. Smethport s Choice for Ward pass plays end runs Etc. Were pulled to Little Avail. It was indeed a Day of woe and misery for the Orange and Black. From Tho foregoing description those who did not witness the game real ally conclusion i that Smethport for Somo reason Laid Down on Tho Job. This far from Beinor the Case. They fought every minute under a Sun. It was apparent though that their usual smooth working play As a team was sadly gummed up. Kane s touchdown came in Tho Sec Ond Quarter after they had broken through Smethport y line and blocked a punt near the a heartbreaking occurred shortly after this. Van Dua in flashy halfback went end through a broken Field and ran 45 Yards for a touchdown which was Dis counted owing to the fact that the Smethport later frence was holding. Capt. Scott of s. H. S. Showed Kane Somo real punting saturday. His Theja Sluty along this line attracted favor Able comment. Play by play summary kicked off to studholme local 10-Yard line. Feature of the game state to regulate Maink. Traffic Smethport s main Street on the route of the Roosevelt Highway will be Tat in Over by the state for policing after Tho 1st of january next but the new arrangement la not or petted to make any marked differ ence in the working. Local a a Floc regulations according to the fou owing Harrisburg dispatch of last Friday authority to regulate traffic within 10 limits of municipalities and boroughs will to entirely in the hands of ocal authorities despite provisions of the new motor code which becomes effective january 1, next Tho depart ment of Justice at Harrisburg held Friday. An opinion to that effect was writ ten by Deputy attorney general Ros Coe Koch and forwarded to James l Stuart Secretary highways. Erection control lights an maintenance of tra Frio policemen where trafic is heavy was v in stance whore the authority of Loca ordinance making bodies will Boun affected by the uniform traffic code. It was pointed out Lowe Var tha All prosecutions brought locally either from violin Lions of Tbs code or Loca f ordinance must be considered As hav ing been brought under the never act. I tical ordinances for to inc control May not contravene curtail or Niter Tho motor code provisions the opinion held. Fines collected for violations it local ordinances will go to Tho municipalities at present. The opinion up holds the provision for uniform operation and interpretation of so final lights one of the underlying motives of Tho Bill. Masten praises Smethport folks under the in Pylon of Smethport the current Issue of the Ensten Park High school. Buffalo it. Y., weekly gives Tho following tribute to this town on Tho eve of the Castens. H. S. J football game to be a keyed next urday in Buffalo Ives led in Tho Foothills of the Allegheny mountains lies the captivating town of Smethport. For a number of Yoars it hns been the custom of Kos j Dick Masten to Send a team of picked i athletes of the tick team to compete against Smith ports Best. This trip is j treasured among those who Are Fortu Nate enough to qualify not Only for the Honor of representing their school on the Field but also because it does not mean merely a hard Day s work As most occasions of this Type do. But also a pleasant social occasion. We have nil read of Southern hospitality of the perfect manners and Good displayed Thoro and we who have been to Smethport often wonder if on some night a queer twist of Fate has not moved that town to More northerly latitudes. No South Ern hospitality could Havo surpassed hint 10 Nur by is on to continued on Pago 4, col. 3 who pet i was downed on his 30-Yard j Smethport failed. Shorty Ruzzi made 5 Yards around and. Dusen Tore off 10 More in Tho manner. Kane held and snot port punted to 35-Yiircl line. Kant pass rented 10 Yards. End run advanced them to old Flold. Rule another 5 Yards through Tho line. Loin failed Smethport tightened court loll so in Smo Thorl last Thiu a vote count completed return Board finished big Job last thursday Tho Mckean county election return Liard completed Tho extensive Job of of piling the Olla Cal veto of Tho Pri tory election of sept. 20 last thurs morning Tho following is the rut Complete tabulation of Uio vote Republican e. Bouton 3404 Daniel m. Cooper 3103 Charles h. Henderson 4025. Ii. Heath. 6co Harry p. 055 j. V. Gallup 272 Arthur Swanson 1003 j. J. Johnston 1022 e. W. Jones 1354 Jos. A Abernathy 22 capt. Edgar l. Rhone 3007 John v. Mcknall 154c. P. Starsky to v. Clod no 3313. Recorder of r. Anderson 308 thaddcus b. Evans 4128. Register of b. Eastman 141 i. W. Barton 1089 Ralph h. Scott 2690 c. Roy begat rom 2511. District w. Cauin 160 Albert a. Or Flun 2148 Clima. Q. Lubbard 3114 John p. Melvln 2708. County p. Yer Don 1q.73 a. J. Nordstrom 1179 we. Sullivan 5-17 Thos. T. 1600 a. J. Bond 3627 John r. Wolf 1919 w. H. Halpenny 3412 w. O. Killiard 1168 Andy Anderson 2597 John b. Fluke 1467. Blva Cooper 6864 a. L. Caliup r. Brennan 3999. C. Toftner 5711 w. D. Allen 3614. Democratic county a Teater 729 t. F. Hung Volle 879 i. Wynn 633 Leo. L. Logan 383. Rice resigns Ais canopus Sec y at a. Meeting of the Smethport con opus club held at Munn s rest Durant routine business was monday noon transacted. H. J. Rico tendered Bis resignation As Secretary of Tho club due to Tho net that he leaves this month for California where he will locate for Tho Winter. Tha matter of naming successor was left with or. The Rice a club s ixe Catiyo committee it being expected hat h. L. Bloc Kenberry will accept he position. Robert Hamilton has been was entering a lease confined to Hia Home during the past James Oil operator near Kane week by a severe attack of illness. Chapter Ysa Alern Star death from Bee stings i attacked by yellow jackets of he House w. R. Waa stung until rendered unconscious. To is was carried to his Homo and for a conducting a card party at quirk s time his life waa despaired of by Phy Hall this thursday evening. Simians. James is now recovering. Better township highways topic of supervisors meet the annual joint convention of the county supervisors association Rind the county flood roads a a Clation and the auditory Holt at the up and Kano punted to Smethport s 30-Ynrd line. On Exchange of punts it Kane s Ball on 3nu-Thpori s 35 Yard line. Kane made Yards but they fumbled on next play and Smith port recovered. Van Dusen went around end to Center fled. Snot port pass failed and an end run was Stop Day was largely attended. Carl d. Kolton. Assistant Road Engineer of the state Hig he Jim Dot. Harris Buff delivered the Prin Cipal address speak no on methods of financing permanent township High Way improvements and explaining Tho amendments and new legislation re ended. It waa Kano s bal in Midfield at the Ped for no gain As the first Quarter i lating to second class townships approved at the last session of the state legislature. At noon a delicious Chicken dinner was served convention attendants at the method St episcopal Church by arrangement with the Villa club of that denomination. A musical Eram and speeches accompanied the repast. President j. R Lawson pre sided. Or. Pelton in a speech before the convention declared that most import Start of Tho second Quarter. After a Kane pass failed they punted to the local 20-Yard line. Smethport could make no gains and when Scott finally tried to punt Kane broke through and grabbed who Ball Neir Smethport s 10 Yard line. Bulfano of Kane went off loft to okla for a touchdown. Kane pass netted extra Point. Kane kicker off to Scott who was downed on Hla 40-Yard line. Shorty Petruzzo of recent Highway legislation is it 15 Yarda around Ond. Win Dusen Law which Galvea supervisors authority ran 45 Yards for a touchdown but close any Road to heavy if was not allowed

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