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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 23, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat thursday sept. 23, 1920. Mckean Democrat Russell Lindsley editor Ross k. editor. Entered at the Post office at Smethport pa., As second class matter in r Smethport pa., thursday sept. 23, 1920. Foreign advertising the american press editorial tire state authorities Are being flooded by protests from new women voters against using s51ooiis for polling places in numerous voting districts. The average male voter will sympathize with their plaint is a Logi Cal one. The average person will fail to see any placing voting Booths in now. Did somebody say that an important Politi Cal Campaign was in Progress Smethport residents have every cause to rejoice in the fact that the Smethport Gas co. Has been Able to reach an agreement with the Heinemann interests of Crosby by which Gas will be furnished by the latter parties for local consumption insuring almost an unlimited sup ply of Gas for Domestic purposes in Smethport for years to come. Other communities Are Al ready grappling with the problem of How to meet the situation when their source of natural Gas Supply fails. Smethport residents Are saved this worry by the new arrangement. And this will be found a great asset in boosting Smethport As a place to reside in within the next few years when other communities not so fortunately in regards to for heating and lighting. Real town and boosters Are the directors of the Mckean county fair association. They contributed a sparingly of their time and Means to make the recent fair one of the the state. How Well they succeeded is demonstrated by the appreciative com ments heard on every hand in mingling among the crowds at the grounds each Day also by the favourable compliments and expressions of appreciation for courteous treatment received coming from the horsemen and exhibitors at the fair. Smethport particularly and Mckean county in general owe the gentlemen of the association a great debt for their successful efforts. Those who Merit the Public gratitude Are Hon. R. W. Hilton president s. L. Fry vice president f. L. Holmes treasurer e. W. Workley t. F. Hungiville Lawrence Morrison a. C. Melvin b. T. Garlick and s. H. Elder. Evan Jones of Bradford congressman from tills District did not Tarry Long on his visit to Smethport last thursday. But then or. Jones does t have time to Tarry Long any place he is too Busy trying to scare up enough votes to meet the impending Avalanche in favor of Jas. B. Connelly of Clearfield whose candidacy is meeting with the approval of the voters of All affiliations and who is in every Way fitted to represent the District in the Halls of con Gress something that cannot be said of any of those. Who have attempted to fill the Post since Hon. Joseph Sibley who whatever his shortcomings May have been did not Lack for Gray matter. The average person on meet i. Icon Jones. Is struck thought that uple reason p r other. Without go into the merits or demerits of either Side in the controversy Between capital and labor glance beneath the surface sometimes change the aspect of things. The published reports of the demands of certain classes of workers on the surface appear to be exorbitant in Many instances when a closer Survey of the situation often reveals the fact that As a result of deliberate curtailment of production on the part of the manufacturer or operator such workers Only succeed in putting in two or three Days a week and the increased wages asked no More than allow them to keep tip the Battle of existence. Under such circumstances increased wage demands Are not so unreasonable after All and offer no excuse for the cry of bolshevism which is in Many instances by propaganda. They Are going after the gun voters m Cuya hoga county Ohio. This policy was decided on when it was found that 25 percent of the cases awaiting the grand jury had their Ori Gin in carrying concealed weapons while in Many additional cases the carrying of a Revol ver was listed As a minor offence. It appears that the Possession and use of firearms Are on the increase in Many parts of the country at a time when there is less justification for the practice than Ever before. The interests of decent society demand the eradication of the evil says the clean Herald. The gun Toter is a potential killer. He May not know it himself but the fact remains. The disorderly spirit slips its Leash the weapon is Handy and the deed is done. The Tough youth m the Corner gang is raised from roughness to criminality by the Mere consciousness of the weapon in his pocket. The foreigner who should seek the Law to redress his wrongs goes gunning instead and society has to for a murder trial and support a family bereft by the deed. The hold up men would vanish from the Earth or be reduced to a negligible mini mum when once they found themselves without the revolver with which to threaten their unarmed victims. The percentage of crimes for which gun carrying is responsible is probably about the same m most communities. The evil can and should be checked. Are fuel if there is anything in a name mrs. Ada Cable of Bradford should be Able to pull the democratic women voters together. Senator Harding threatens would be a better elected by reverse the foreign policy of the United states. Let us see what this would mean in even a few familiar particulars a repudiation of the Monroe doctrine which has been the established policy for nearly a Hundred years including Grover Cleve land s Venezuela message the United states is practically soverign on this continent Ami its Fiat is repudiation of the Spanish american War and the return of Cuba Porto Rico and the Philippines to Spain. Repudiation of the policies that kept us at peace with Europe except the Spanish War for More than a Hundred years and keeps us at peace with Japan now. Repudiation of the treaty under which we built the Panama canal. Return of Alaska to Russia. Repudiation of our Entrance into the world War to overthrow German autocracy and make the world Safe for democracy. Repudiation of our refusal to recognize the bolshevik government. Repudiation of our policy of non intervention in Mexico. These Are a few familiar phases of our foreign policy that senator Harding would completely reverse. Is it any mystery Why they keep him chained on so a decided loss for that period. There is much food for thought in these figures for the Dweller in Smith port and Vicinity. The past three years accounted for the greater v severe without casting bouquets of Granite confetti indu9trlal blow from which the town at any particular political party the Campaign has never recovered there has propaganda of partisan papers during the pres 1u33 maustri., of enu a Magni ent Campaign is assuming the form of childish tude or for that matter of any Magni rat top _ but for the Lucky fact of District Highway Headquarters being to abolished Here and the amount of con work in the Vicinity being extensive this Borough would show a loss even More appalling. This paper does not wish to howl calamity but the truth is the Industrial future of the town is a matter for very serious consideration. There Are dozens of Good substantial citizens of the Community who Are Ukly making plans to locate elsewhere if some concerted action is not taken very soon for Industrial bet i Trade Mark farm tractor the Fordson cuts the Cost of preparing land almost to half of what it Cost with horses. Even More important is the fact that the Fordson saves thirty to fifty per cent of the Farmer s time. And time Fields in shape to Plant in the proper season getting to lungs done when they should be Money to the Farmer. Besides it helps greatly in solving the labor problem. As Ever the machine Way is proving More efficient faster easier than the old hand Way. Lii the factory the machine in creases production saves More at less Cost. And that is what the Fordson does on the farm. The Ford son Way is the machine Way of farming. Besides it helps the labor problem. The Fordson s first Cost is now and the after or operating Cost is Low it is a compact easily handled tractor backed by the greatest tractor service organize i in world. Vve Are Fordson dealers. Not Only do we Fordson tractors but we carry of Fordson parts an. Employ mechanics to help Farmers get the Best results from the Fordson. Let us demonstrate the Fordson on your farm. Main Street garage James quirk sons. Line of parts for Oliver tractor plows just jottings. By r. K. Knapp. From census figures at hand it is shown that Mckean county has gained slightly Over in population from 1010 to 1020, although falling to reach the figures of 1900 by about while the county in general was losing in numbers to the extent of 3476 Between 1900 and 1010, Smethport gained 113. The county gained Between 1910 and 1920, while Praet port lost 254 Dur ing that period. Keating township Al prattle. Especially is this True of the Republican press which in the absence of any real issues to defend does not openly attack the four Square straight Forward issues advanced by governor Cox but rather relies on a Campaign of veiled innuendos against the candidate s religion looks and Cut of his clothes. Such tactics Are not going to make much of a hit with the aver age rep thinking male or female voter who views with concern the upset economic Condit Ion of the United states and the world at Large and who has already become disgusted with the dilatory responsibility dodging tactics of Ouri statesmen in w Ever to do its share towards the town s Bosn having already betterment seizes every Effort to blocked every bit of reconstructive legislation they possibly could for partisan reasons the re publicans Are now Bent on making partisanship a More potent Factor in government control. Partisanship is. A business administration would sum it up. During the present democratic administration some of the leading members of the Republican party have been called to important counselling positions in the government by reas on of their ability irregardless of political affiliations. Who can recall an instance of this kind when the government was under partisan re publican control. And the leaders of that party Are asking the voters to countenance a return of just system of party control of govern ment. We wonder just How much sympathy this will be greated with by soldiers of the world War who Are asked to forget the principles for which they stood and repudiate the candidate who is championing them because of the cast of his rounc11 to raise Money features or the color of his socks. Such tactics of Barbage Are hastening the Day when political thought will crystallize into two groups conservative and lib eral which exist to Day Only Are be clouded by the two old parties. However As Luck will have to the Liberal element of the democratic party s in control to Day while the minor or reaction Ary element has the Republican party by the Lorns. The progressive element of that party Lave the alternative of grinning and it or getting out. Boost Smethport but the situation seems to be beyond the talking stage and a singular lethargy to a sort of Dong Ivada spirit. While the people in general Are keen on anything that promises social enjoyment the serious matter of town building does not seem to interest them. Port Alle Gany maintains a steady growth through the efforts of its enterprising Citi Zens. Kane has added to its population. It. Jewell is going to make a strenuous Effort to put that town into tha enterprising class and win Back the loss it has sustained Dur. Ing the past ten years. Surely it la time for Smethport to Wake up and Roll Over. Paint first Grade paint. Of Devoe House paints at per gallon 2.15 per Viz gallon 1.10 per quart also Chicago varnish co. Paint pint. Of a per coloured enamels Loc i5c, 25c, and 45c cans. Hallstrom Bros. Successors to b. T. Garlick. Over in Bradford a merry War has just come to an end Over the 60 per cent increase in water rate which the the conducted a voting Conte id the result was against the proposed increase consequently that paper put up a fight against the motion. The Era took the other slue of the matter and consider Noje Printer s Ink was spilled. Monday night the City Council voted Unanl-1 i i residents of Glass houses should my giving neighbors panes. .1 Mously to increase the water rate but i i so in effect the household in i will any non in per for . The opposition forces say that the end desist special offer for Short u i Democrat 6 months for new samples at Samson s Complete line from International clothing company made to measure suits Leo a Samson main st., Smethport a

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