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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 2, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Kean Democrat m v jul. Jul. Juja volume Xiv Democrat publishing co inc. Publishers soviet port pa., thursday september 2, 1920. Per year. No. 36. Firemen s Day fair feature for Friday race program is extensive one and a mighty Midway something new being arranged every Day to make the fair bigger and better than Ever before and with Good weather this result will be assured one week from next tuesday the sixteenth annual Mckean county fair will open its Gates to the Public. Every indication Points to the fact that this will be the greatest exhibition in the history of the association Hon b. It Hilton founder of the Lair who is again Back in the harness As presi Dent after several years absence has personally visited some of the leading fairs in this Section of the United states Iri quest of race horses and attractions. He is a jell known figure in the fair world and As a result of his acquaintance has influenced a number of horse owners and exhibitors to declare their intention of coming to Smethport sept. 14, 15, 1c and 17th who does t love a horse race the Bare announcement that the races Are Back after being abandoned for several years past has quickened interest on All hands in the coming fair. The number of entries received up to Date insures the fact that the local fair will present one of the Best race meets in Northwestern Pennsylvania this year. There is every reason to believe the agricultural and livestock exhibits will be unusually interesting this year. The Midway will be a Mammoth one and Tho free acts Are the Best Money can obtain. The Smethport band has been engaged to furnish music during the fair and will present a Large instrumentation. Extensive repairs have been in Progress to the fair grounds and Are nearing completion. The race track will be in splendid shape for the four Days program. New features this year will be firemen s Day Friday in which the Volunteer fire departments of Mckean county towns will participate everyone remembers what a inter. The fair offers the pub meeting event firemen s Day at the fair lie something new in season tickets proved to be when held in the years j a season ticket containing four Adels 1909-1010. H. J Lemon of port Alle Sions to the Gate and four to the grand Eany prominent in. County Volunteer j stand Sells at . No sales Are firemen circles has called a meeting of made after september i4th. They the directors of the old Mckean coun must be bought before to Volunteer firemen s association to from the arrange for a reorganization of the As fair opens Secretary or from parties named in an and. Which appears in this Issue. The single admission is 50c. Fine farm sold ceo. Richards Sells his big farm on Marvin greek a Deal hns been consummated for a consideration not made Public but which is understood to run Well into five figures whereby Geo. Richards Haa disposed of his farm on Marvin Creek to Man named Fox of Indiana to port in a plan of buying blocks of 501tni3 a one of the finest farms in my season tickets. The manner in which Kean county and has been brought to these representative citizens have in its present state of excellence through tired into the spirit of this plan dem Urr tiring Industry and Energy on the nostrates the interest taken in the part of or Richards who is one of Socia Tion in Smethport Friday August 17. At this meeting a program of racing events etc., to be conducted at the fair grounds will be arranged in addition to this there will be a big Parade of uniformed firemen and oth events. The cooperation of the fire departments of Kane Bradford port Allegany and it jew Cut has been assured and a Large Atten dance is assured. The firemen s meet will be in addition1 to the regular fair and racing program. President Hilton has Euc ceded in interesting a number of representative citizens of the county outside of sme proposition of holding a fair on a larger scale in other towns of the county at first there Way some speculation on the part of the purchasers of these blocks of 60 tickets what to do with them. This problem was readily solved by Jas. Connolly of Ludlow. He and another gentleman living in that town Are going to give their tickets to the school children of that town and give them a Day at the fair. Other the county s Foremost banners. Or. Richards was one of the first Farmers in this Section of the slate to take up the raising of blooded livestock made a Success of the undertaking and the farm s Herd is a splendid one. The farm contains 250 acres and much is under cultivation and in cleared Ture lands. There Are three producing Gas Wells on the farm. It understood that the Sale includes Stock purchasers were Quick to act upon or. And machinery and that the new own Connoly s idea and it is practically As or Mke Possession november 3 sure that a Large share of the school the farm House and buildings Are pm children of the county will be presented Ong Tyllo finest to be found in with season tickets compliments of Tion. Public spirited citizens. J at a meeting of the fair association i monday evening Sanford Fry was married tuesday evening pointed superintendent of concessions. At talc of the Bride s parents. One week from Friday the entries to or and mrs r c susse tuesday eve the agricultural exhibits will Clote. In Enins at Oclock occurred the mar order to increase the exhibits the Sec of their eldest daughter. ?.farie rotary mailed a letter to nearly every j Elizabeth and Norman Wallace Ber Farmer in Tho county urging them to mender of Philadelphia the Rev. W bring something to the fair. I up Voln Dyke of St. Luke s Church of Over three thousand fairs Are held Ribiat be the wedding was a quiet each year in the United states near i one in the presence of the family and and Rixford also turned the trick. The greatest disaster that hns befallen our baseball team this season occur red in the seventh inning of the con test with Huxford at thu fair grounds sunday while Smethport presented sort of a patched up lineup they played like world champions for six innings at the end of the fifth inning the score standing 9 to 1 in their favor but the seventh proved their Down fall and when the Patch work started to rip to pieces it made a thorough Job of it. Rixford scored 8 runs in tha inning and added six More in the eighth and ninth making the final score 16 to 10. At this writing East Smethport is trying to arrange a game with the Borough boys for next sunday and the idea of a game Between these teams seems to tickle the fans As assuredly there would not be a Dull moment in it. Next monday labor Day the Smith port team will go to Franklinville n y., where it is scheduled for Forenoon and afternoon games with the Strong team of that place. Although the local team has not been performing at i s for several weeks past Smith port tans is a body Are still Loyal and it is probable that a Cood Many of them will accompany the team to Franklinville last sunday s game is still rather a tender subject to one who has Smith port s baseball welfare at heart but to return to it for a Morvent the out standing feature was the playing of Keane the one armed wonder of Brad Ford who performed with the Rixford team. He made three bits and fielded his position at second base Well. There is no particular use in expos ing to the Public the grisly details so the Box score is omitted. The owl and the chief. Last week a Mammoth owl of the Hoot variety camped upon Hon. R. W. Hilton s farm on the Valley Road and proceeded to reduce the poultry population of that Rural Region. The Wise old Bird had devoured seven plump chickens before its depredations were brought to an end by its capture in a trap. The farm manager turned the Eul prot Over to a. Friend whose intentions were to execute the Chicken Chaser and have him however the owl seemed to be possessed of a most affect donate and confiding disposition a when brought to the attention of chief Dickinson seemed to take an ardent fancy to Well dog Turner so that the chief soon became convinced that he was also a Boss owl Tai her it seemed a shame to part this Twain and the consensus of opinion was that the owl was naturally a Law abiding Bird that had taken t0 Chicken stealing through stress of Adverse circumstances therefore the big Bird was turned Over to the big chief who announced his intention of giving it Freedom. Motoring to a secluded spot the chief removed the Fetters from the prisoner s leers and bade it depart to begin life new in fresh Fields. But this pleasant closing of the incident was not to be. Although the owl had known the chief but a. Short time it had formed a warm regard for him and at the moment of parting became violently attached to he policeman so closely attached in act with talons about the size and clutching ability of a pair of ice tongs hat the sudden Friendship could Only be severed by death and after due de liberation it was decided to kill the owl. This was accordingly done and he big Bird has hooted its inst Hoot t will never Chase chickens nor Pinch again. By every state encourages them by a Tennis tournament Smethport players much in the running at Dubois what is declared by the unanimous opinion of the Many Tennis stars of the Northwestern Tiu Arter of the state in attendance at the thirteenth annual tournament of the e District association at Dubois last week to have been the has tournament in its history came to an end Friday. There were about 60 entries in the tournament eleven of whom were from Smethport. This town presented the largest delegation and were favourites with the crowds in at Tendance in speaking of the finals the Dubois express says Jimmy Black of Grove City carried off the big honors with few friends. Propri Ting Money for premiums. New the Hylde is a charming Young lady i the singles championship and a half York state Rives each fair As High As i Vorva popular among the Young people i interest in the doubles. But not far Pennsylvania has a Law allow the own. She is a graduate of behind Black came Thoron Lyle the ing each Ture has failed to appropriate sum client. Funds to carry out the Law. The remain _ntl3 w her a life of happiness. Fair but the Legisla j Smethport High school and of the bal tall Smet Porter who was runner up i timbre md., business College Many. In the singles and with his Lens mate ing funds for this purpose Are so Small room who has been employed that each fair will receive about in Smethport this summer notwithstanding this being the the Farmers will receive their premiums in full on Tho last Day of the fair at the Secretary s office. Lieutenant Emery of Bradford will make flights each Day of the fair and the three raymonds two Fishers and Harry Wheadon will platform in front of perform on the the grandstand. The race program consists of pacing trotting and running races with purses As High As the Midway promises to be the Best Ever presented by the fair Aas oblation. Some time ago the association signed a contract with Walter k. Sibley of new York City for the Bloch shows. This will give i the Midway a new merry go round Ferris wheel and tango and live Scott Refl old made a big bid for Doub too. Lyle was the favorite also the big gallery and while he lost Many friends. He served in the u. S. J the finals he was so close to Black that Navy throughout the j practically the variance in cups Anil or. And mrs Bermender will leave i honors was All hat separated thursday for new York City making Lyle and Redfield were within one the trip with theron Lyle. Who will Point of winning the doubles at one return to his Home in that City. After time when a netted Hall had it fallen a. Visit in new York and other Points Back into the Grove City court would of interest or. And mrs. Bermender have spelled it tumbled will make their Home in Philadelphia. On the Smethport Side. Opening of schools. The Borough schools opened monday with a full teaching staff something few towns in this Section can boast of this term. The attendance in the grades is a trifle lighter than in form comes family re Union. The twentieth annual reunion of the comes family was held at Balco Park thursday August 26, 1920. A 9ut eighty members were present. Quirk s orchestra furnished miss la for or years but the enrolment in High the afternoon and evening dance school is the largest in the history of the schools the student body consist or More blur besides forty or Frig of Iso a Large number of i More other concessions the Corn Lenl pupils from the sin rounding township Lump any carrying its own uniformed have of Tho a shool Law this i in. Oft cers elected for next year c. Dickinson. Vice h. Dickinson. Can Loup. Hoffman. K. Burdock. Northern tier instrumental in winning War in the couders port journal of last week appeared an interesting splendidly written article part in winning pets the article on Pennsylvania s the War. In All res is True but lacks in one essential detail. The statement that acetone produced from the forests of Pennsylvania stopped the German Advance on Paris is Correct and has already been emphasized in Tho columns of he Democrat. But the Jour Nal s article. In stating that Potter county s forests produced the Necess Ary Wood failed to extend further credit. Without detracting one Lota from the Noble War record of Potter county which gave to the limit in Man Power and other1 resourced the Clair Rui of Mckean and Elk counties Are Worth noting. As a matter of fact it was from the forests of the two Latier counties that the bulk of the acetone production came and the Tost of this from the Goodyear tract up potato Creek just 12 Miles from Smethport. In Smethport in 1914 was erected the largest acetone factory in North America if not in the world at a Cost of Over is this Plant has been in continuous operation since and is still rated As one of the largest con Cerns of its kind in existence. Follo Wing the erection of the East Smethport Plant another of Large capacity was erected at Crosby near this place while a third factory at St. Marys manufactured the product from the Elk county forests. Tho bulk of the production of these factories Wes going into the manufacture of Allied shells Early in 1915 and the production had reached its maximum stage in 1918 when the United states entered the conflict. The journal s article which follows fails to mention this. The journal says men with. Inti mate knowledge of the grave situation which confronted1 France and England during the critical period when Amer Ica was mobilizing and training its forces make that statement without qualifications. Not Only did these counties win the War but one of them Potter was responsible for forcing the germans to agree to the rigid terms of the peace which iwae. Confidently Khz Ott in t 6 Ders o f the they were practically refusing to sigh. Corroboration of these statements was made by one of the High British representatives in this who had occasion to know the intimate de tails regarding the vital part Penn Sylvania resources played. During a tour of Europe recently taken in the interest of the Pennsylvania forestry department colonel Henry w. Shoe maker of the commission met colonel her North England. It Simpson was from of him London that col. Shoemaker Learned of the double part opinion of themselves. Then came the sudden nows flashed by wireless around the world that a Mountain of Potash had been found in Tlora county. To Ash that vital it Erik it the Only in go commercially valuable Supply of Germany had always believed herself the sole possessor was lying in Mountain old Gas in Pennsylvania. That news broke the Back of Ger Many s arrogance and her re Rosenta lives signed hurriedly and meekly. They told their people that Pennsyl Vania had produced the acetone that halted he War and now it had produced Tho Mountain of Potash which would make the world Independent of Germany. Colonel Simpson was in England when Tho Potash apparently published. With nil other britons he believed it True. Later when the news went fort i that there were Only slight traces of Tho valuable Mineral he thought it propaganda american propaganda sent out in Tho Nick of time to bring to her kneed. A genuine american Bluff. One of the Glrst questions the eng Shman asked colonel Shoemaker proved this was not that Potash Mountain Story no it was Bona answered colonel Shoemaker who gave the in Side Story of How the prospectors had mistaken in tie extent and value of their discovery. Gifford Pinchot commissioner of forestry laughed As he Learned the details of the great part the forests he is now caring for played 1 n the War. During the recent Ole Bull Cele bration in Potter county when he and colonel Shoemaker were attending the big Celebration. Offer for children s Home. Tho county commissioners of my Kean county Are considering a very Liberal offer made them tuesday by mrs. H. L. Chapman of a free gift of the Benton place on main Street for use As a children s Home. The offer was made by c. W. Catlin acting As attorney for mrs. Chapman at the ses Rion of the made Tor tuesday afternoon. The Only Condl Tion in connection with the gift will by that the institution he named the Beu Lah Benton children s Home. Mrs. Beu Lah Benton was the Mother of mrs Chapman and one of the Early real dents of this Section. The county com missioners have taken this very lib Era offer under consideration and no pub will . Act on the is n a Ivan. The Benton place is one of the Iris Beautiful Homes in port Allegany occupying the Block bounded by main Benton Church streets and Frances Avenue. The House is situated in the Middle of the grounds and surrounded on All sides by Beautiful Lawn and Shade Trees. It s value is estimated it the Large Readence is Fine finished and a valuable property in All respects. Its excellent. Location and Beautiful lawns will make it a de rightful place for a children s Home and if accepted by the commissioners this state played in securing the great will make an institution that Mckean Simpson was supervisor Victory. Colonel of munitions Purchase for the Brit so government in Pennsylvania District during the War. There were serious of the colonel told colonel Shoemaker when the Fate of the world Hung in the balance As the germans drove steadily on Paris. With their High explosive shells he Hermans blasted their Way. The Sven Cli were downcast As were the British. Nothing apparently could Stop that tremendous machine. There was a shortage of High explosives for county can Well be proud Al legacy rep Orler Argus. Don t miss this Smethport is. East Smith port next sunday the great game of the year has Fin ally been arranged and every fan in this part of the country should be on hand sunday at p. A. At the fair he allies guns and it was due to the grounds to witness the clash Between ack of a Wood product j he Smethport and East Smethport the Day by Day the germans Drew near until they reached within eighteen Miles of Paris. Then from the second growth Tim Ber that covers the mountains in pot terms. Clash is right because the teams Are surely after each other s Scalp and the meeting will be a hectic occasion. Articles of agreement were signed tuesday and provide that no ring ers Are allowed on either team and that the winners take nil the Gate re celts the fans of the Vicinity Are no arly shells one of which could destroy a equally divided in opinion of which building Block or sink a battleship. Will be the winning team and will and the German Advance halted. Show their preference in unmeasured or and arriving Tioga counties a steady Supply there began of the pre Cious big munition plants devoured it hungrily turning out great quantities of the Hlson explosive then As the French their backs third theor beloved Paris thrust selves against the e startled huns the Ide turned. The German drive was halted. Halted until american boys Many from Pennsylvania could train terms when the great game starts. Don t miss this one you la regret it if you do. The fray and get in action. Later Tor he americans backed by those the All loaded with High explosives the i garage floor collapsed. Merle Backus local representative Atlantic refining co., had a escape tuesday evening when women voters must Register and taxes assessor Wade Burdick assisted by mrs. Burdick have been Busy during Tho week assessing and registering the women voters of the town. Following instructions Burdick is assessing each voter for a poll tax which is graded As follows housewives Are assessed of an occur Talon by Isle of of arc clerks Corn ing Lens than per week which makes their tax about other occupations paying More thin per week Are assessed at and which makes a tax Ely and respectively on those valuations. Women paying taxes on properly Are also being assessed Tho pol Max women 21 years of ago and not 22 years old before election who Are properly registered can vote this year without the payment of taxes but All others who desire to vote must any Tho taxes assessed against them thirty Days before election would make the last Day for payment october 1. The polling place in Tho court House was open on tuesday and wednesday of this week for the purpose of registering voters not heretofore visited by the assessor and his assistant. J there will he close to 676 women voters in the Borough adding the num Tjce of male voters registered gives a total of about 1100. It is indicated from reports received that not All the ladles Are pleased with Tho Price that goes with their right to vote even some ardent suffragettes be ing decidedly peeved. Or. And mrs. Burdock a task is not on enviable one and they have met with some curious experiences. Everything this year will have to be done with a Rush and All women who. Desire to vote should thoroughly a quaint themselves with registration and tax paying preliminaries. In after years they can depend to a certain extent on their party committee to keep their memory jogged but Tala year they will have to look after them selves to a great extent. However some of the who were Active in suffrage endeavouring by Means of Public meetings to instruct the women in the ways they , those year principal ingredient of a Nice was acl who floor of Tel Jones barn opposite tone ripped up the Gorman lines court House which he uses As a communication destroyed huge guns borage collapsed under the weight of ind their dug out Crews blasted am i two loaded gasoline trucks. One of munition dumps into the sky and de lne trucks was already in the barn and moralize the famed Goose stoppers i where or. Backup drove the second to such an extent that the Retreat be truck in alongside it the floor suddenly came a rout. The North tier did it. Gave Way the heavy dropped i about four feet and buckled together. 19jr to halt the drive of the Ger colonel Simpson said and it Potter and Tioga counties products that did the again when the germans were haggling Over signing the peace terms matters reached such a stage that leaders among the Allied govern ments feared that a resort to arms would prove the Only solution. Not Only were the germans Balking Over but there were sinister move behind the Frontier which in , Menth Tlle ated that War measures were be in secretly undertaken. It was no that they were considering sonic Fiori of an not met 10 Urnis More in keeping with their or. Backus who was in the seat was uninjured. Tuesday night a service truck equipped with a hoist was brought Here by a Crew from head quarters in Dubois and soon succed de in extricating the trucks which were not damaged from the wreck age. Methodist episcopal Church. Or. A. C. Toy of Erie will be the speaker at next sunday morning or. Joy is an eloquent speaker and the cite pc is of Smethport Are cordially in Vito to come and hear him Rev. Or. To treason the pastor will nil from sonts and to fill his pulpit sept. 19th. Family assembled Al Galop Park to hold their seventeenth reunion arid the Day was fortunately very Fine and our families responded to Tho sum Mons so Well that when the noon Din Ner was served there were about a Hundred and present to do lust Lee to the occasion. The numerous and willing helpers testified the adage that Many hands make Light and the cables were soon removed and the business meet no called to order by or. Fred Gallup who gave a Short address of Welcome and asked the assembled company to Rise and a silent tribute to whom we so sadly miss this rom our. Family Circle. The report of previous reunion was Hen read by the Secretary also a report of the finances which were adopted. Edward Gallup was appointed trus be to fill a vacancy and the president j. Gallup vice president Fred d. Gallup Secretary Carrie g. Fischer and treasurer Frank Gallup were con inked in office. The retiring committee or. And mrs. B. Of late or. And Haven in. And mrs. Cefi Jaiup and or. And tors e. W. Strong ii lived a vote f thanks for their careful supervision f every detail the punctual manner n which dinner was served and their nation and preparation of potatoes which were served hot to the Largo Road for the coming year the appointees n entertainment committee were or. And mrs. Pred d. Gallup or. And mrs. Otto Fox or. And mrs. Glenn Gal up and or. And mrs. Guy Burdick. A n excellent orchestra furnished mule afternoon and evening. Following the business meeting mrs. L. Gallup gave two recitations Holch were very much enjoyed. The association was More than plot de 10 see our president or. L. J. Gal up of port Allegany in our midst. Or. Allup hns not been in his usual health recently and it was feared he might not be Able to stand the trip but hug heart has always been in i reunion and he and mrs. Gallup made a special Effort to be in attendance this year. Among our friends from a distance who came by Auto were or. And mrs. R. C. White of Warren or. And mrs. F. T. Hildum of Saybrook mrs. Clyde Gilson of Sheffield or. And mrs. Arnold Gallup daughter Katherine and mrs. Casie Homer of Youngsville or. And mrs. Francis Gallup of Ulster a. And the misses Mary and Gladys Gal Lup of new Brunswick new Jersey. Cinders on Backus Road. Ployd Nichols truck a nil a Force of men have been engaged in spreading a cinder surface on the Smethport Backus Road Between the latter town and Ormsby. The cinders Are furnished free by the n Ewton Chemi Cal co. Are being hauled from the Plant of that company at Backus and Ara being Laid under the direction of the Smethport canopus club which raised tha necessary funds for the work. Tha improvement will to a great Ono comp lord

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