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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 22, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume 52. Democrat 9o., inc. Russ kill line sky editor Smethport pa., thursday septem Ber 22, 1927. Term8-42.00 per year. No. 38 he Hoersh Rhone Eastman Bond Andrj Alenky t. Mckean county cast the biggest vote in its history at tuesday s primary election. The exciting struggles Between the record breaking crop of candidates for places on the Republican ballot for various county offices to be filled at the november election wore settled decisively despite this Large vote when returns came in from Bradford where a tremendous vote within 700, of the Complete registration was polled and which resulted in almost clean sweep for Bradford candidates. On the democratic ticket there was Only one for county com missioner. T. F. Hung Ivilo making a clean sweep in has Home town Smethport and the adjoining town ships and receiving a big vote in Bradford and other precincts of the county leads the race with a total to Date of 663 votes. Supervisors meet Here sept. 29 the fifteenth annual convention of Tho Mckean county Road supervisors association will be held at the court thursday sept 29. A Large attendance is expected. Tho following interesting program has been announced convention called to order at 10 a. A a. By j. P. Law son president of the association has the association accomplished in the past a. Call and election of officers. A. Of state con b. Randall. Sues Bradford Era for libel the Campaign for the Republican Omi nations Tor City offices in Brad Ord hns been an unusually hot one. As a result of the bitter newspaper Campaign waged in behalf of the Dlf Erent candidates Webster g. Drew a Lilac for Tho Republican Nomen Tion for City treasurer has instituted ult against the Bradford lira asking damages and an apology for alleged libel. The candidate alleges that the wandered and labelled him in a manner derogatory to his character. It was not generally known that Bradford politicians were so sensitive. The outcome of tha pre election in tit Tod suit will be watched with Nore or less interest by uie bored Lublic. P. At m. E or. Hungiville s running mate on the democratic ticket for commissioner be Martin Teater of port Allegany who received 658 votes. County com missioner i. Wynn was third with a total of 376 votes. In the Republican race Chas. Hen Derson Veteran chief of the Bradford fire department won the nomination for county treasurer. Capt. Edgar Rhone of Bradford was High Man in the race for sheriff Nomi nation. Attorney Chas. W. Hubbard of Kane appears to have won out in the District attorney race on his party ticket the Jig Yopp City spelled Jet Access for the above in the contest for recorder of deeds a. R. Anderson of Clermont. Was nominated to succeed himself Stantial margin. Church Parlours for convention lunch Eon and social session. P. To order by pres Dent j. F. Lawson. T p. By r. U. Warred of Harrisburg pa., subject financing permanent township Road con p. By state Sena Tor p. E. Baldwin o Austin a. P. Discussion b supervisors. P. Of committees o resolutions. Chicken dinner will be served to the Public by the ladles of the Priscill club of the m. E. Church of Smith port at 1.00 per plate. A representative of the Bureau animal Industry state department o agriculture will be present and deliver a talk on the dog Law. Council passes traffic code Diagonal parking plan found impractical was dropped at a special meeting of the Smith Ort Borough Council held monday eve Ning at Call of Burgess d. M. Brasted Tho parking and traffic ordinance Long under discussion was passed Anil in ready for the signature of Tho Burgess. Tho Council wisely thorough investigation provision calling for decided after to drop the the Diagonal b. F. Starsky of Smethport will also run to succeed himself As prothonotary having Defeated his opponent Leo coding decisively. John b. Eastman triumphed in a remarkable race for the nomination to succeed himself As Register of wills. The magnificent vote received by this popular Veteran official is one of which to can Well be proud. County commissioner a. J. Bond of Bradford received a flattering endorsement of his Good roads efforts in running Way ahead of the Field in is race for re nomination while com missioner w. H. Halpenny of Smith mrs. Mario is local girl Dies in Buffalo Smethport residents were saddened saturday morning by news that Mars. By a Lewis of 301 summer Street. Buffalo formerly miss Marlon Young port proved himself a getter by also securing popular vote Renoul nation continued on last Page col. 3 of Smethport had died at the Deacon Ess Hospital Buffalo Friday night. Mrs. Had been confined to the Hospital for two weeks previous to her death. The deceased Young lady was born in Smethport 30 years ago and she grew to Young womanhood and received her education Here being one of the town s most charming and popular Young ladies. She a d resided in Buffalo for ten years past. Funeral services were held in Buffalo monday afternoon and burial was made in that City. Besides her husband Lamont less the deceased is survived by her Mother mrs. Jane Young of Buffalo three slaters the masses Ella and Edith Young of Buffalo Lena of Montauk n. And three Brothers Benjamin Young of Al Centro. Calif. Card Young of Montauk n. And Herman Young of Buffalo. In plan foiled at Gumti jail faced Kwh the grim Prospect serving 15 Long years in the penitent Lary Herbert Weiser 32-year-old desperado tried to hang himself in his eel Mckean county jail Smith Ort last thursday night but was re strained in the Nick of time. Tho Carrollton n. Y., outlaw was originally arrested and convicted of an attempted hold up of the t. J. Mcauliffe meat Market in Bradford last March being sentenced to serve from 6 to 13 years in Tho Western Penitentiary Pittsburgh but was brought Back to Mckean county from the Penitentiary to identify his accomplice in that crime Fred Brougham who was brought to the Smethport jail after being arrested in Falconer n. Y., when county detective Allison flew in an air plane to Harrisburg and Albany to secure extradition papers for him. Being held in the local. Jail to appear Aga Irist the. Forepart of August Weiser escaped from the local jail by sawing ventilator bars ant climbing up a Chimney. The fugitive walked most of the Way to Bradford in his stocking feet and fled from thai City in company with his sweetheart Mildred Marsh and two friends or. J and mrs. Wayne Johnson All of Carrollton in a Small Overland touring car. After being chased Over the states of Oklahoma Arizona parking of automobiles on main Street As it was decided that such on arrange ment would further complicate rather than relieve local Ini Ilic problems. Ordinance no. 110, As it is officially designated was drafted by Borough solicitor Claude Shattuck and provides for regulating the use of streets Rafic and parking therein and pre scribing penalties for violation there the ordinance is concisely drawn anc4 provides Smethport with a splendid sensible Traelic code which offers no room for improvement. The ordinance which affects hoist drawn As Well As motor vehicles of Al kinds makes a. Few needed changes in the local Trume regulations which for Merly existed but which were nor formally strengthened by Tho existence of a Borough traffic Law. Tho provisions will prohibit the prac Tice of making the dangerous a turn t Street intersections in future. Straight Parkins will continue in effect along both curbs in the business Section of main Street but the Nordlu provides a time limit two hours on the North Side of the Street and menial wizard in local exhibition Haven r. Clark Coudersport Nien a.1 wizard gave an interesting Dom stration of his uncanny Powors of ulna before tie student body of Tho Smethport High school yesterday to noon. During his amazing feats of Light Ning calculation or. Clark y recited Verso while instantly and simultaneously adding intricate columns of figures. Clark has previously astounded Smethport audiences with his remark Able memory feats having appeared at the american carnival Here oat Spring. Tho Well known Coudersport Man developed his wonderful memory after a terrible injury to received when a lad. In which he was shot in the right Temple with a full charge from a shot gun accidentally discharged. After lying Between life and death for Days he recovered despite the fact that o7 shot Are still lodged in the tissue of his brain. Or. Clark was a pleasant caller Al the Democrat Fuce yesterday and stated that in the near future he contemplated appearing in vaudeville having received an offer from the Keith circuit Only cog. He is an inter Esting gentleman to moot. S. I Alfred to the opening Gamo of the Smethport High school football schedule will be Roosevelt Assn Forbus Hilt by. H. J. Rice Smethport Man elected vice president h. J. A lip hold Secretary of Pitt Roos Volt Highway association and quirk local Ford automobile dealer motored to Wellsboro last Fri Day and attended Tho annual business meeting and election of of scors of the Roosevelt association. Following dinner at the Penn Wells Wellsboro a Mogn incent now hotel the association members convened for the business of Tho Day. Georgo Dusl Sberro prominent Wolla Boro citizen who hns capably directed Tho destinies of Tho Roosevelt association Slanco it was organized a year ago won re elected president. It. J. Rice of Smethport whose 6r gang Muon work in the Field has gained Tho Roosevelt association thous ands of now members in cities and towns along the route of Tho great East West Highway across the Northern tier of Pennsylvania coun ties during Tho past was Csc cd vice president of Tho association James quirk of Smethport was elected n member of Tho Board of directors. Tho association passed b. Resolution favouring Tho Early paving of the Bush Hill Road Between Smethport arid port ally Ginny which would reduce the. Dis Tance of Tho Roosevelt Highway seven Miles. Plans for continuing Tho drive for association members and for carrying played next saturday afternoon on thirty minutes on uie South Side of the i Kane eld this Borough. Smethport s thoroughfare. Tho ordinance recognizes restricted parking areas formerly marked Park ing will Only be allowed on the South Side curb in Tho residence sections on East and West stain Street with an Extension of the existing restricted North curb parking area of East main Street to continue to the Boro Urh no. No parking is permitted within ten feet of hydrants. The ordinance wisely in conformity with City custom leaves the Speed limit to the common sense of Drivers. No person will be allowed to erect parking or stopping signs. The. Ordinance anticipates the not tur Distant Day when the Borough will be 1u j forced to install automatic Stop and and California opponents will be the Alfred n. r University freshmen. This game with a Strong team like the Alfred in Rosh will be. A decided departure from the Universal policy of casting about for an easy to info by pro. Continued on last Page. Col. 3 potato Creek by. Would dissolve the potato Creetch Railroad company has petitioned the court of common pleas of county for permission to surrender its charter and dissolve. The potato Creek Railroad came into existence with the Start of the potato society of methodist episcopal by county detective Allison who was close upon his Trail in an automobile Weiser was captured by police of Yuma Arizona before he could flee across the line into Mexico. On wednesday night of last week the captive was brought Back to Smethport by or. Allison and his son and Deputy Halsey Allison. On thursday he taken before judge j. W. Bouton in court Here go cans of 2-year-old Trout to the was Given an added sentence in the Keating fish it game protective a Penitentiary of from two to four years an organization of local to be added to his full previous sen Japort Smon which has been doing spleen tence of 13 years for his jail break j did work along the line of restocking and for the costly Pursuit that follow nearby Streamy with fish and conserving wild game in the native Woods. The Keating members released big Trout shipment for local streams the motor truck of the state Trout hatcheries at Corry again visited Smethport Las. Saturday and deliver China and India from actual expedience miss Bertha Creek Field Secretary of the woman s foreign missionary Creek lumbering operations in 1910 when Tho thriving towns of Norwich Betula and Keystone sprang into existence. The Road extended from Hamlin. A station on the local Clermont Branch of Tho Pennsylvania Railroad and Only to those who build and operate lumber railroads to Liberty on the main Lino of the p. R r Yareira up to Tho time the potato Creek lumbering activities ended Sev thursday night Weizer. Seized with despondency made All preparations to front int May the Waters take his own life. Marvin Creek and Blacksmith Brook. Start the Cert fully it Wei to a supremo Tost for the wearers of the Orange and Black instead of the usual set up Alfred freshmen Are said to average Iso pounds. Fans should not lose sight of the fact that Alfred is in a position to make a Strong bid for some mighty Good High school players meaning that their freshman team is mostly composed of seasoned veterans of the Gridiron with four years experience with fast Coni Spany. All of them Hope by their showing with the first year team to land berths on Tho Var sity eleven. According to recent press dispatches from Alfred the freshman team faces hard schedule this year after warming up Voth the Smethport High school team in All their games except two Are with first year teams of other colleges. Tho local team with an exceptionally Large number of candidates hns been showing the proper spirit in training diligently under the capable direction of Tho coach apr. Staff composed of or. A. R. Livermore e. A. Studli olme and c. C. Choate. Despite minor in juries sustained in practice the local s will be far in Advance of the Lal first of Tho season condition As a out Tho National advertising Campaign auspiciously started this year to to to ulant motorists the nation with advantages of the Roosevelt which greatly reduces the paved High Why distance Between now York and Chicago were discussed. Tho plea of Corry residents for Fin Ancial assistance frown. The i Etc alb of to la the .6wn place a surface of cinders on the Dos y Graceful std Mph of unfinished dirt Road v of Tho Roosevelt Over a mile in lies Witti in Tho confines of that City was adversely received. It is probable that a suggestion made editorially in today s Democrat that the state Highway department re Cato the Roosevelt Highway Coni Lovely around Corry and pave it at state expense May come to new City Young Man will serve in aviation corps lieutenant Fay h. Upthegrove son f or. And f. K. of cily. Left wednesday for san an Ohio Texas whore he has received is Orv Cal appointment to the san Antonio aviation corps. Young1 up Hes Rove was a member of this year s graduating class at the states Ollary Academy at West Point and As been spending the vacation period with his parents. Hoy oteral years ago and the traded from Tho picture Boom towns the Railroad Church will speak at the morning ser vice at Tho methodist Church next sunday. Be sure and hear this educational inspirational and evangelistic address by a woman who Hoe seen with her eyes heart and mind the Orient and its needs. Tho speaker did educational work abroad taught in India under the Nolan educational code prepared by English educationalists and prepared pupils for Oxford and Cambridge in trance examinations. She has travelled extensively in Japan and Korea. To fashioned a noose from n leather j Neal. Smethport arid in Tho headwaters Belt and suspended it from the roof Kinzua Creek near Ormsby. His Coll and wrote Farewell letters to tie Trout consignment was a Splon has sweetheart Mildred Marsh and one hundreds of the other friends a Short Story of fully soon inches in Len a tentative list of players who May occupy the various positions rat As the Foi a week previous i similar consign escape which he entitled Herbert of Iser. Bad Ament of 80 cans of Trout from the however he fore he could carry out . Hatcheries delivered in this Hia desperate intentions a fellow pros j Borough to the local chapter of the which Rek Asol Oner who had Learned what was Gold Izaak Walton lows continued on Harmon str Vinn 4. Col. 4 did a thriving freight and passenger carrying business Large shops being operated at Xor Wlch. Since 1020 abandonment of the Road Lias proceeded steadily and All the track aft has been removed except for Tho Short distance Between and Hamlin. As a last the once Busy rail Road hauled the Salvage of the town of Keystone which has been dismantled Thea summer away from the scope of operations on the Start of the Long move to the Adirondack Mountain re Gion where Tho Biff Quinn chemical possibility of new Road from Kane to Johnsonburg Kane sept. Construct a on of eight Miles of Concrete pavement Over a Short Cut Between Johnsonburg Miles Southeast of Kane and St. Marys in contemplated by the state Highway department according to reports from Johnsonburg. The present distance from Johnsonburg to St. Marys Over roads is 24 Miles. The building of Thea piece of Road will materially the route Between Kane and will Lamport Over the Buckhall trial factory and Moat of the buildings will which is to to an All paved he re erected for another run of Busl route Early next summer and joins the Roas Volt Highway at inane. On notified mrs. Barton wife of sheriff Barton and that official being away rom Home his wife summoned county detective Allison who at the ail in time to prevent Weiser from hanging himself and who then stripped Tho cell of All objects which the prisoner might use to harm him Stolf. I just believed i would take the easiest Way out of Wulner said to the detective and insisted that lie would never live to serve out his Long prison sentence. Friday morning sheriff Barton with s. W. Hubli re As Deputy took the prisoner to the state Penitentiary in Pittsburgh. Weiser will probably brought to Smethport to testify when his Brougham is tried Here at the october term of Mckean county criminal court. The fish in the Waters of potato Crook. As a result of these restocking operations which in pc in Progress by local sportsmen s for several years sl. Some splendid fish ing is assured in nearby streams for years to come. Cars collided on main Street sunday afternoon a Chevrolet Road Ter. Driven by j. B. Troy of Oen sane a. Who was accompanied by two indy amp Anions crashed into a Studebaker Ourng car driven by Elwood of skin. Oca Man As Tho latter was turn be at the intersection of main and Fulton streets. The Studebaker received one damaged reer fender while Tho front Axle of band played concert at Durant City Tho Smethport band journeyed to Durant City last thursday find played a splendid concert on the grounds of the Community building in that town which was enjoyed by a huge crowd. The concert was played As a compliment to Emil ferry clarinet soloist. A resident of Durant City who hns been an enthusiastic member of uie Smethport band for two years past. C. D. Of a. Card. Party the program feat in solos by or. Ferry and vocal a clarinet wednesday evening oct. B at St. By Jack Morrison local baritone was Elizabeth s Church Hill i 8 o clock. Received he Tho the to cots 50o. Adv2t s8-33 mid Snoe. The Chevrolet was badly Bent. Jen Ossee car wits repaired at Smith wort garage. The the county ministers meet the Rev. W. K. Dyke pastor o the Smethport St. Luke s by Scopa Church read a paper on and at the monthly meeting of the Mckean county ministerial As Sola ton hold at the y. M. Bradford monday morning. C. A. In a Arnm table discussion followed Tho paper routine was disposed o a the meeting Over which the pres Den Rev. W. D. Allen presided. A soda hour and dinner followed the meeting. Democrat want ads get results. Ford garage dolls up for new cars Tho now Ford is coming everything around quirk s Ford a inc on main Street Points to that act. Now Plato Glass doors and a new Argo Plato Glass display Glass running nearly to the been installed in thai front of he show room. The interiors of both the garage and Tho show room Havo been newly painted and decorated in aluminium Gray adding greatly o the Light of the Interior. The exterior of Tho big Busi Ness Block has icon newly pointed. The shop his been completely equipped with latest Type steel bins for parts and the parts department Hoa Beon moved up from Tho basement and is now located on the main floor. The repair shop will he equipped 100 per cent with the approved Wilson apparatus for repairing and new. New steel work benches placed out from the Wall so that no rubbish can accumulate have been installed. Quirk sons now Havo Ono of Tho finest garage establishments to be found in this Section cof the state. Harrl Ajmery Bradford aviator who is entered in clips i b of the new York to Spokane air Dery is fifth onion the leaders on Tho last leg of the trans Continental flight after most of the in have dropped from the race

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