Mckean Democrat in Smethport, Pennsylvania
23 Oct 1919

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23 Oct 1919

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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - October 23, 1919, Smethport, Pennsylvania Kean Democrat volume lil demo Chat i co., inc. Reception for soldiers grand Success. Tho returned soldiers sailors and marines of Smethport and Vicinity were tendered their official Welcome Homo reception at. Balco Park last thursday evening and the event was one of the greatest successes Ever he id in this Section. The affair was planned and carried out entirely by the ladies of Burbanks and this Small Circle of patriotic appreciative ladies who worked Ingle fall Kably and gave generously of their Means to make the event the Proi Ioune de Success it was have won a warm spot 1n the hearts of All the returned service men of this Section which time will never efface. Nearly every returned Soldier Sailor and Marine from this Section was pres ent in uniform together with a Large crowd of friends from surrounding towns. A delicious Chicken supper was served from 6 to 8 which was a culinary Triumph. The Well kept poultry flocks of the Burbank s neighbourhood were depleted by 75 prize fowl to provide the feast while every trimming that those skilled in the Art of Home Cook ing could suggest was there in Delic ious abundance. The elaborate repast dancing was indulged in until a Laite hour and the evening was one of rare enjoyment All around. The Best time 1 Ever had in my was the expression heard most often in circling among the men in uniform. The Smethport band wag present and discoursed splendid music at sup time and for the dancing. A Nom Inal fee was charged civilians for the and supper and the Money thus realised was turned Over to the band representing a tidy sum. Every Smethport service Man is loud in his Praise of the ladies of by tiding returned their Ana Only Public reception. Their generosity was spontaneous they perfected Ioir plans for this memorable event quietly and when completed opened their larders to the boys. A perfect and generous entertainment it trill be the one which will always tie by our soldiers. Elwood Kunkle yesterday noon at o clock at the Home of or. And mrs. C. W. Shat tuck occurred the marriage of miss Effie Elwood of this place and Arlo Kunkle of Carthage 111., Rev. Arthur e. Gregson of the m. E. Church forming the ceremony. The Bride is a. Charming and popular Young lady a trained nurse who num Bers her friends by the legion. During the Wax she served a a red Cross Nuree and was stationed at Aberdeen my. Her marriage a the culmination of a pretty War Romance which originated while the fortunate Young Man was in the service and was a patient the Hospital at which miss Elwood wag stationed. Or. Kunkle in spoken of As a splendid Young Man. Following the ceremony the Happy couple left on a wedding journey at the conclusion of which they will re Side in Carthage. Work started on new factory the work of excavating for the new factory at East Smethport alongside the Norwich chemical co. Plant men Tion of which was made in toe demo crat last week has been started. The Plant which will be devoted to the manufacture of a new chemical formula is being erected by a newly organized concern in Wlinich the Quinn interests Oro connected. The building will be 40x100 Leet dimensions two stories in height with a Tower 78 feet High. When completed it will be a. Valuable addition to the local Industrial situation. Good Well at Rew for Smethport company contractor a j. Hyatt drilled in a Well for the h. B. Oil co., a Smethport concern on that company s lease at hew City yesterday. The Well which made a Good showing of Oil will be shot today. Reception for Rev. Greg8on a reception in Honor of Rev. Greg and family will be held Friday evening at 8 o clock in the Parlours of the m. E. Church. A friends Are urged to to present to Welcome the return of this popular family. Smethport mckean1 county october 23, 1919. 12.00 1 Kil Ayisah in Advance no. 42. The lord liveth the lord Tabeth away the Kush Equa Railroad was out of the running tuesday. It was a Case of breaking Down one Road to build another. A huge Carload of Sand consigned to the Warren Moore co., to be used in the construction of the Smethport farm ers Valley Highway was the cause of the trouble. The car which was hitched to a string of other freight cars weighed Over 100 tons and Al though the Kush Equa has sus 1 trained Many a Burden this was 1 literally speaking the Straw which broke the Camel s when the caravan pulled out of Backus for Smethport trouble started. When the first curve was 1 encountered the Large heavily 1 loaded car did not curve but Simp 1 by ground out the rails leaving 1 the track with the result that the balance of the train followed suit. This performance was repeated at 1 every turn and late wireless re ports yesterday from the scene of activity were to the effect that the was engaged in passing the fifth curve. In View of the fact that they Are numerous other curves Between the scene and 1 Smethport an enduring Public a abandoned Hope and at the time we go to press we have not Ascer Yii Ned whether or not the expedition has rolled or tumbled into Smethport. As a Quick method of eliminating curves on the devious right of Way of the Kush Equa the Experiment was a Success but it had a demoralizing effect on the rails for As one gentleman put it not even a Streak of rust was left at several curves. For Theodore Roosevelt w. Vav. Brown of Bradford has been appointed chairman of die me Kun county Branch of the Roosevelt memorial association As stated by or. Brown in a recent communication. It is not the purpose to solicit funds in raising for a suitable memorial to Theodore Roosevelt but rather during the period of the drive from october to u7lh, to afford admirers of the late great american an Opportunity to make Volun tary and spontaneous contributions in his memory. Mckean county residents regardless of political affiliation should deem it a privilege to contribute to this great project which for its object to perpetuate the memory of this eminent american. People May have differed from the political views of Roosevelt but Thero was no one who did not rever and Admire the splendid and courageous qualities of this great disciple of True and sturdy americanism. The following Resolution drafted by Herman Hii Edorn and adopted by the National Council of the boy scouts of America is probably one of Iho most Lieut in and fitting tributes Ever paid the great Leader he was found faithful n few tilings and to was made ruler Over Many he Cut his own Trail Clear und straight and millions followed film towards the Light. He was frail he made himself a Tower of strength. He was timid he made himself a lion of courage. He was a dreamer he be came one of the greatest doors of All time. Men put their Trust in him women found a Champion in him Kings stood in Awe of him but child Ren made him their playmate. He touched the eyes of Blind men with a flame and gave them a vision. He was clean with a cleanliness that cleansed the air like a Gale. He was Loyal to his country and he exacted Loy ally. His Courtesy knew no a cult or class his Friendship no color or a face wherever he went he carried his own pack and in the outermost parts of the Earth he kept conscience for his guide. Nature made him great he made himself triumphant. Such is of the heritage to the world by Theodore Roosevelt. In Honor of Suvi a name the choicest memorial can not Rise in vain. Hotel men lose the1r1licenses. This has been a Busy week at the court House this Borough with a term of argument and several other in port Ait Cassa get Bel b Iff judge w. On tuesday the Case of the Kane hotel proprietors who had been summoned to appear before the court to show cause Why their state Licen ses should not be revoked As a result of charges of Selling liquor in Viola Tion of the War time prohibition Law was heard. A Large number of witnesses from Kane were present but six of the dealers filed responses to the sum Monses. Substantially agreeing to the revoking of their licenses which the court proceeded to do. The licenses revoked were new Fleming hotel r. F. Bly. Lamont hotel w. W. Wilson Wil Liam Kritz. Windsor hotel Richard Greville. House John Burns. Griffin hotel Harry f. Swalley. React by hotel p. W. Durkin. The seventh dealer John Schnelder Wein of the Alpha hotel is evidently a very dense gentleman As he made absolutely no answer to the sum Mons claiming that he had never received the summons nor had he Ever read anything concerning uie matter in the newspapers. The court is proceeding Wiki the Case accordingly and Tho witnesses summoned against the proprietor will be heard the same As if he had decided to contest. Strike injunction sustained against cuban Iron works employees a Large number from Bradford were in Smethport monday when judge Bouton conducted a hearing on a motion to make permanent the recent temporary injunction secured by the u. S. Cuban Allied engineering works against the International Moul Ders Tinion of North America and the association of Machin the temporary injunction restrained striking members of the unions from picketing. After a conference Between attorneys for the contending parties an agreement wag reached for a permanent injunction permitting pickets to approach workers at the South Bradford Plant but restraining them from arts of violence or from annoying the workers. Schoonmaker Nash of Bradford and Frank l. Mulholland of Toledo represented the defendant unions bid Gallup Potter the plaintiff company. A Rule to show cause Why the names of tie International unions mentioned should not be Tricker from the proceedings and the names of local unions substituted was requested and this matter will be passed upon at the january term. O. Bosworth and j. F. Roche Wii Nessus called by the plaintiff were heard during the morning session. In the afternoon much of the time of the attorneys was spent in the Library trying to come to an understanding at a Lute hour in the afternoon the following stipulation was made that court May consider As Evi Dence the injunction affidavits heretofore filed and from those together with any other such evidence As was introduced today and might enter a final decree and that the record costs be paid one half by the Plain Tiff and one half by the Emporium Defeated 8methport the Emporium h. S. Football team was Smethport opponent in a game at Kane Field saturday after , game from the locals by a score of 18 to 14. In Tho first half and throughout the game the visitors displayed a staffer defensive game than the locals and in not Only succeeded in holding Smet import but scored. In the second half the lighter local team by some Clever trick playing scored in the first few minutes play. Shortly after Emporium attempted a Forward pass near their goal and Mccarthy a Clever Smethport half Back made a clean catch of the Ball and made a Long run the length of the Field for a. Touchdown. After this Emporium s work stiffened and they succeeded in making two More scores one of which was made by a visiting player catch ing a Smethport Forward pass and repeating Mccarthy s performance. For the locals Halsey Ellison the plucky local tackle played a Star game while the splendid goal kicking or Hull was a feature. The locals have an interesting sche Dule arranged for the balance of the season As follows oct. At Kindred. . At Emporium. Nov. At Portville. Nov. At Smethport. Nov. At Smethport. Nov. At Smethport. Nov. At Smethport. Dog gone hard Luck two Smethport Young men the other Day were engaged in debating where they could secure a dog for the opening of the Hunting season when Providence apparently spoke in the form of a stray hound persuasion female untagged which came trotting serenely by. The animal from ajl Indi cations was a stray one and the Young men grabbed it. Another Young Man was admitted to the partnership and the hound was taken to the Woods for a try out. The animal worked beautifully. The owners highly elated re turned to town and lost no time get Ting to the court House and paying three dollars for a License for the Ca nine which according to the Law would give them Clear Possession. Leaving the court House they had Only crossed when encountered Jin do intr sports Man with a wo4. His dog a hound persuasion female had slipped its Leash to which a tag was attached and had gone astray. Consternation hit the new found partnership. A hurried consultation was held and the dog less Man was led to the presence of the newly acquired hound. H was his meeting proved it conclusively. He paid the capture the paid for the License and led away the dog. Ferman Mencer tie marriage of miss Edna Ferman daughter of or. And mrs. B. A. Fer j Man of Farmers Valley and Archie Mencer son of or. And mrs. Fred men cer of Green Street Smethport was solemnized at port Allegany october 18. 1919. Or. And mrs. Mencer left shortly after the wedding ceremony for a Honey Moon to Washington d. C. And Baltimore my. The Bride of this Happy Alliance for some time past has held a responsible clerical position at the acetone factory office and is a charming Young lady who is deservedly popular with a wide Circle of friends. The Groom holds a position it the . R. Station and be a splendid capable Young Man. A Feudal War a Small sized riot occurred at East Smethport monday in which the principals were members of two family groups and of the feminine gender. It is said the warring factions exchanged a select Shower of verbal and phys ical bouquets consisting of adjectives punctuated with lumps of Coal. Evi Dently one faction did not propose to have their characters blackened in this any event warrants have been secured for the arrest of three of the participants and the hear ing will be. Held before judge j. C. Gleason As soon As that dignitary can have his tribunal of Justice encased in Armor plate. Ten shun in order to become a charter Mem Ber of Post no. 138 Bucktail Post. A Merican legion All men who served at any time Dur ing the period from april 6, 3917 until november 11, i91s, both Datts inclusive in the military and naval services of the United states of America Are eligible and Mist make application for membership on or before nov. 6. 1919 in order that May be Senit to state Headquarters before nov 11, 1919 All service men in Smethport and Vicinity should give this matter imme Diate attention. Post commander Post adjutant. Methodist episcopal Church preaching services at a. M., and p. Subject of morning Sermon the path of Sun Day school at p. Men not affiliated with any other class Are invited to meet with the pastor for a session of Bible study at that hour. Fall millinery fall millinery in All the latest modes to cult the most exacting tastes. Call and Ace the season s Beautiful Man. Carrie Clark Highway work still held up owing to inclement weather and non arrival of Sard work of laying the Concrete on the Road Between Smith Nort and Farmers Valley has been up. The East Street pavement is now uncovered its entire length and the Short stretch Between the Kush Equa and Pennsylvania tracks will be open for traffic in a few Days. Oviatt was an efficient Soldier. He will be an efficient sheriff. E. W. Jones will run on prohibition ticket sheriff k. W. Jones late re pub Hojui candidate for county com miss Luner who received Tho pro i Hilton party s endorsement for that of lace has decided to run for commissioner on that ticket. Or. Jones decision was made As a re suit of numerous communications he has received from influential citizens throughout tie county urging him to stay in Tho race. Everything indicates that party lines Are being thrown completely aside in Tho coming election of county officers and in flow of this situation the decision of Tho energetic county official to stay in tin race May have a marked of feel on Tho outcome. He has hosts of friends in Tho county who will undoubtedly rally of his support. Marine Home with Gallant record. Nori nun slip kilns one of Tho first Smuth Purt boys to enlist after the declaration of War whose Arival in new York from Lyance wus recorded in the Democrat several weeks ago received his honorable discharge from Tho marines last week and arrived Home on thursday. He Cornea Back with a. Splendid record and in the Pink of physical condition and his hosts of friends Are not Only proud of him but Are delighted to Welcome him Back. Norman enlisted in april 1917, and when the first expeditionary Foro is left for France he and the late Robt. Cleveland of Crosby were assigned to the fifth marines whose valiant his tory is too Well known to make re calling necessary. At the time the marines changed the map of Europe by their attack at chateau Thierry Norman was acting As a runner with dispatches and Cleve Lanful had won a ser Eanoy. The lat Ter in a Gallant Eipl pit received a Voaris which restful Ted was afterwards cited in special orders of the american and French com Manders an4 was awarded the coveted French military decoration the Crox de Guerre. Slip kilns As a runner was with Sergt. Cleveland after he received the mortal wound and conversed Ului him. Later Sandy a work carrying dispatches under heavy fire won for him a special citation for distinguished service. Norman has served two years and six months in France and during that period has splendidly performed his share in making some of Tho most revolutionizing history since the begin Ning of time. I. O. O. F. Install officers at a recent meeting of the i. O. O. F. Lodge officers were installed for the ensuing year. In the election of no ble grand this Honor fell to Chas. Lemmler one of the oldest members in Point of membership of the local Lodge. This is the second time or. Lemmler has filled the principal chair of the local Lodge. A number of year ago he acceptably filled the office. So Bis distinction is rather a unique one in Lodge annals. The Complete Hap of officers Fol lows Noble grand Chas. Lemmler vice Grana George Schrontz recording Secretary. Earl Gallup financial Secre tary r. C. Gleason treasurer f. H. Biever right supporter Noble grand j. A. Lindholm left supporter no ble grand j. H. Harriman Warden a. L Abbey chaplain Rev. Guy l. Marg son right scene supporter e Lias Smith left scene supporter r. Osl Randor outside Guin Rodiun j. B. Oviatt inside guardian John a. Johnson conductor John Vanbird right supporter vice grand w. A. Ostrander left supporter vice grand Joseph Duchamp trustees r. B. Bur Dick j. A. Lindholm j. A. Johnson. New mail service starts soon postmaster e. W. Workley informs Tho Democrat that the additional mail service for Smethport to to provided by the Short run Pennsylvania Passen Ger train Between Smethport and Lar Abee carrying mail on its return trips morning and evening is scheduled to become effective november i. How Ever or. Workley states a request has been made for the service to become operative before that the and it is expected that it will to granted. Ovial the Tellier candidate for sheriff Merit your support. Interesting Institute program. Trio Homo and school visitor says Tho teachers of Mckean county will Convene in annual Institute in the court House lit Smethport november 3, 1919. Sessions will lie held each half Day Elan Long monday p. And ending riday at noon. Instructors. Or. We. D. Henderson University of Michigan Ann Arbor Loli. Or. Jonathan Rigdon Normal col lege Danville ind. Or. Frank b. Baker Stato Normal Edinboro a. Professor j. W. Yodor Philadelphia evening entertainments at lyceum program begins at monday november or. W. D. Henderson. Tuesday november club. Wednesday november Calann Frant. Thursday november by. Schubert sextet. Program monday afternoon. San gang Devotion All. Power of suggestion Hen Dorson. Institute singing. Study of grammar Ray Don. Tuesday morning. Study of grammar Kif Don. Singing recess. 11 moaning of attention Henderson. Tue Day afternoon. Singing. Attitude of the learner. Rigdon. Life history of a habit Henderson. Wednesday morning philosophy of interest Henderson. 10j r children to or p. B. Baker. Study of pronouns Rigdon. Wednesday afternoon. Singing. Will to do. Henderson. Thrift and having Campaign w. Harrison Walker. Singing recess. Attl tudo of the learner Rigdon. Thursday morning. And education Reg Don. In Statuto singing. Teacher As a Ulfo savor continued on Page 2. Bird Hunting season opens the pheasant Bunting season opened monday with a perfect Day and nearly every sportsman in this Vicin Ity hied to the fact from All accounts More Hunters were pres ent than Birds. It is said that the foliage in the Woods is still too dense to be favourable for Hunting purposes. However the leaves arc falling at a rapid rate and in a few Days Hunters will lie better Able to get at the Gamo. The Rabbit season opens saturday Novom Bec 1st, for doughboy to answer some of the sailors of the town have been trying to arrange a game of basketball with the soldiers but strange to say the soldiers Don t talk As it they wanted to play the fast quintet of the Sailor team hereby Challenge Tho soldiers to a game of basketball at any Hall time or place. The sailors team. Entertainment for returned soldiers the p. Ii. C. Will entertain the re turned service men of Smethport on november nth. Further particulars of this event will be published later. Can handle the Job the Eldred Eagle aptly remarks of Alfred l. Oviatt democratic Candi Date for sheriff a. L. Oviatt democratic candidate for the office of sheriff was in town tuesday looking after his poll Cal interests. Or. Oviatt was one of the Many Young men who dropped every thing at the Cal of his country in 1917, and he was in some of the hot test of Tho fighting. It would not be unreasonable to infer that the voters of the county irrespective of Al affiliations would Giva the Young Man s candidacy their generous sup port. A Man who could handle the cd Over there should to capable of tailing care of the county office to which he aspires Over

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