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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 27, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley. Smethport pa., thursday april 27, 1933 terms-2.oo per year. No. 17high churchmen will come Here during wee Bishops Cannon and Ward to confirm Laroe classes Smethport will entertain several distinguished churchmen during the coming week when confirmation services Are conducted at St. Elizabeth s and St. Lukes churches. Next sunday the it. Rev. John Ward Bishop of the episcopal diocese of Erie will confirm a Large class at St. Luke a Church at 10 30 a in. Bishop Ward will hold communion services at 8 00 a. Rn., preceding the confirmation rites. The most Rev. John Mark Gannon Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Erie will come to St. Elizabeth s Church next tuesday afternoon to confirm a class of 85 adults and children. This class is one of the largest in the history of the local Church. Bishop Gannon will be accompanied by the very Rev. Msgr. R t Guilfoyle. Chancellor of the diocese. Priests who will assist in the services Are Rev. For. M. Dailey Eldred Rev for m. Fitzgerald port Allegany Rev. For. Chas a. Ward Bradford Rev. For. A. C. Quirk Bradford. Order of the service will be examination of class sacrament of confirmation Bishops address to congregation and Benediction of most blessed sacrament by one of the visiting priests. Muskie will be furnished by members of the class. Confirmation services at St. Elizabeth a will Start at 4 00 of clock tuesday afternoon. Helped by county children a society Glenn ree Oset Date for Public hearing in local Cas Council and water co. Will be heard in Erie May 24 the Pennsylvania Public service commission will conduct a Public hearing at the Erie county court House Erie pa., on wednesday May 24, starting at 9 30 a rn., to decide the current rate argument Between the Smethport Borough Council and the Smethport water co. Representatives of the Council and water co. Will appear at the hearing and present their respective versions of the Case which developed when the local Public service company filed a new Tariff with the Public service commission effective april i. The Borough Council took violent exception to an increase in charge for fire hydrant service from a Flat rate of $200 per year to $25 for each of the 38 hydrants per year or a total of $950. However this was Only one feature of the protest sent to the commission by Borough solicitor W. Shattuck complaint was also made of poor Quality of drinking water and insufficient Supply. In responding to the councils complaint the mister co. Denied All allegations of poor water and Faultry service and contended that the increased hydrant rate was no More than equitable. The decision of the Public service commission in the Case will be awaited with interest car hit headwall a Chevrolet Sedan owned and driven by r. A. Bunn of Mansfield a left the Roosevelt Highway at Marvindale Early yesterday morning when the Driver dozed momentarily and crashed into a head Wall neither or. Bunn nor his wife who was accompanying him Home from Akron Ohio were injured but the vehicle was badly damaged about the front end. The car was brought to the Smethport garage for play at Star next wednesday Ano thursday rehearsals Are progressing nicely for a play entitled a listen in on Tbs which will be Given by the senior class of Smethport High school at the Star theatre. Wednesday and thursday m a 3-4. The production is directed by mrs. W. H. Cummings and mrs. Jack Clarke. This fast moving drama of col legs life will be presented in three acts with the following cast a Corine Cameron Quot president of a sorority Elinor Weimer. A Theodora Van Dyke a a senior Charlotte Mio rend Rick. A Bettina Burton Quot another senior Janet Lillybridge. A Marian Meredith Quot a would be journalists Jane Sharro. a maid Esther Anderson. A Gall Overton Quot House Mother Dorothy Greene. A Molly More Quot a refractory Frosh a Lucy Keenan. A Courtney Calhoun a a popular pledge Marcia Provin. A Robin a Campus busybody a Tom Pomeroy. A Allan Lee Quot undergraduate Scott Maze. A Hal Harlen Quot Star football player Ronny German a radio announcer Quot a Gordon Bright. A the Rector a a Penn i nerd. Admission will be 40c for adults and 20o for children. There Are no reserved seats. Proceeds will be for the Benefit of the senior fund. It is for Fellows like this that the Mckean county society for crippled children is making its first Public Appeal for Dollar memberships. By this picture it seem that play meant a Jot to him. But now after undergoing operations at zem zem Hospital in ene he romps about just As if his feet never were deformed. The Bright looking Young Man pictured above is Glenn Reed formerly of Bradford but now residing with his grandparents on a farm in new York state. One of three children Glenn could not Hope for much once his father had been out of work for two years and the Little family was subsisting on food obtained through the food station then the society for crippled children took him under its care. Hts a a big brother who was six then. Also was treated for deformed feet with perfect results. They can play together now just As Brothers Are meant to do out on a farm in the Sunshine and with a cheerful future impossible to those who Are hindered by deformities of body. Send your Dollar for the 1933 membership in the society to Donald w Markle treasurer. Mckean county society for crippled children. Bradford penna., or give it to any member of the canopus club Here there Are More than 200 youngsters in this county needing corrective treatment for crippled bodies resume Bush Hill work the Mellert Weidner co., contractors on the grading of the Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany were Able to resume operations this week after work had been suspended on account of mud. Frank Dunbar now with quirk Ford Agency or. And Mira. Frank Dunbar and son have returned to Smethport after a sojourn in Scranton pa., Ana or. Dunbar has accepted a position As Salesman with the local f. J. Quirk Ford Agency. Many friends Welcome this estimable family Back to punt at Clermont starts for Brief run the big tile Plant of the Clermont Clay products co. Started on a run estimated to be Good for two weeks on monday after being shut Down for months. Receipt of a special order is said to be the reason for the activity which unfortunately will probably cease at the end of the Brief period. Everyone Hopes that additional or j Ders will be received in sufficient vol Lime to keep the Plant running during the Spring building season at least. The tile Plant is the Only Industry in the nearby town and residents there have been hard hit by suspension of Hurt at Crosby fire Walter Corwin aged 43, an employee of the Hei Nenmann chemical co. At Crosby is in a critical condition at the Kane Community Hospital a a result of injuries sustained when he fell while fighting a fire at the Plant. The Well known Man is suffering from a bail fracture of the Skull and also has a fractured vertebrae in his Back. The Accident occurred last thursday night when several bags of acetate became ignited at the Crosby Plant. Or. Corwin fell 14 feet from one floor to another while engaged in fighting the Blaze which was extinguished with Little damage resulting. He was taken to his Home where he was attended by or. R. E. Hockenberry of Smethport. The physician believing that the patient was seriously injured had him removed to the Kane Hospital where a Ray examinations revealed the two fractures. Mir. Corwin was formerly a Driller but had been engaged in hauling chemical Wood for the Heinemann chemical co. For the past year by an irony of Fate the Plant ceased operations shortly after the hear message of a Torch Quot monday night at the regular meeting of the canopus club monday night the Smethport his boys presented the a Torch a chairman i i lib Ridge called prof. Bright to introduce the local his boys who were present. Scott Maze president of the local his spoke first and introduced John Hubbard who outlined the history of the Gordon Bright read a number of messages from the following prominent americans Herbert Hoover. Newton d. Baker Daniel a. Poling. William Ridgway and John Manley sprout and Mcdowell of Bradford president and Secretary respectively of the Mckean county crippled childrens association and mass Mac keen orthopaedic nurse of the association Wen present. Or. Mcdowell gave an interesting outline of the origination of the work in 1924. Clinics were hem then by recognized orthopaedic surgeons from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh at present clinics Are held in Bradford Kane and local hospitals the Cost during 1932 was $20,000.00, but due to the method of conducting the clinics it was expected that this years work would be about half of last years or Mcdowell said there was about 125 oases that required immediate attention. The aim of the society is to have an enlarged membership at $1.00 each. He appealed to the club to get behind this movement the society has at present about 1200 members a Resolution of respect for the late or. Robert Hamilton was read and adopted. The attendance prize donated by W Masser was won by prof. Stanley Bright abbreviated tale of prize canine a Well known local Man owns a pedigreed Bird dog one Day recently he visited a nearby Hamlet with the dog As a delighted passenger in the automobile. The local Man stopped at the Home of a Friend for a Brief visit. He alighted from his car and slammed the door shut it was a hand slam As the local Man ruefully discovered when he returned to his oar some time later he found that his prize dogs Tail had been caught in the door Jam and that a sizeable chunk of the end of the animals Tail had been decapitated a it detailed. A marvelous feature of the incident was the grit displayed by the dog which did not Emit a whimper to indicate that it had been Hurt. The dog was Given necessary attention and has recovered organized White slavery in this count Federal authorities Check Beer week Days taboo on sunday a mysterious episode minstrel show pleased Many the eighth production of the Bucktail minstrels at the legion lyceum monday and tuesday nights for the Benefit of Bucktail Post was greatly enjoyed by fairly Good crowds both nights however the size of the audiences did not do Justice to the entertainment merits of the minstrels or the worthy cause for which they were Given proceeds amounting to Over $100 will be used to maintain the legion lyceum the latest production of the Bucktail minstrel was one of the Best Ever seen Here. Those who donated time and Talent Are to be congratulated for their efforts the first part presented Walter Brenneman As interlocutor or. C. R Long or. A. R Livermore or. Jack Clarke. J j. Allison. J. R Brown and de Lindholm. End men in blackface and Albert Johnson. Jack Morrison j. L Morrison. Leonard Johnson John Hungerford. F p Whelan. Georgs Mac Dermott and Eastman Bouton As gentlemen of the Circle. The minstrel show was Replete with humor gags and Solo and ensemble singing six acts were presented in the Olio. They were Paul Peterson Lariat twirling and musical number with Harmonica and guitar prof Richard Shattuck female Impersonator extraordinary and dancer buddy Mccoy and Bobby Brenneman vocal selections with mrs Irma cattier at the piano Louis Young. Swiss to Deler Geo Mcdermott Solo dance accompanied by Eastman Bouton. The grand finale of the Olio was a mystery drama in which there was a murder in the Lighthouse with the villain finally and literally a kicking the bucket a Gordon Coleman was musical director of the show and Kepner a orchestra played before the curtain committees were general chairman. Walter Brenneman stag1, Earl Lyman Howard Denning. De Kohn and Alex Barbour stories have been circulated for some time past that an organized gang of White slavers have been operating in Mac Kean county and throughout this Section. Investigations recently have disproved these rumours. A department of Justice agent made a tour of this Section a Short time ago but it is understood that he failed to find any evidence that girls wore being lured or abducted by a White slave gang As had been reported. County detective j. J. Allison when interviewed on the subject by a representative of this paper this week stated that he did not believe White slavers were Active hereabouts he said that several cases of missing girls had been reported in this Section but there was nothing to indicate that any illegal sinister influence was brought to Bear upon then. Fire threatened garage the Smethport pm re department was summoned to Center Street on the South a fade of town yesterday afternoon when a garage on the property of mrs. Carrie Penn be ame ignited from a Bonfire. Volunteers formed a bucket brigade and extinguished the flames before the firemen arrived. Little damage was caused. Local Beer dealers actuated no doubt by lofty a votive have a loosed further regulations on themselves by refraining from Selling Tho Legal brew on sunday. A a bars closed at Midnight saturday last week Milch to the disappointment of the portion of the citizenry who have been consuming Beer More for the Novelty of the thing than any particular taste or Potency Many believe that the bartenders Union made a mistake in the closing idea the present status of Beer in just the same As milk or soda pop. There will soon be plenty of taxes to and All kinds of regulations in Force without it being necessary for dealers to hamstring themselves. If the dispensers of brew can arbitrarily determine when to sell and when not. It will be up to the Consumers to Combine and throw a preponderance of patronage to the first bold dealer who will accommodate his Public. It looks Uke a bad idea for retailers to Combine in an action which gives the false impression that they Are engaging in some kind of nefarious Basin stolen car recovered patrolman r Baxter of the state Highway patrol Smethport recovered a Coupe which had been stolen from mrs Ella a Janet of Bradford sunday night the vehicle was found in Hazelhurst an investigation of the i is Dent is being made and it is believed that the thief will be arrested release Brook Trout Marvin greek Kinzua Creek and potato Creek m Mckean county were stocked with Brook Trout above Legal six Inch size by the Pennsylvania fish Cornu Jadon during my ankh remodel olo bar room m j. Connors proprietor of the cottage hotel has completed an extensive Job of remodelling and redecorating the bar room of the hostelry. Or Connors will sell the newly legalized 3 2 Beer in bottles and by draft he expects to open for business this week first Aid instruction Given every thursday classes in for set Aid Are being conducted at the club rooms of the Smethport fire department every thursday evening. Instructions in Modem methods Are being Given by r. C. Poppleton of the Bell Telephone co. And Clark Barnhart of the Mckean county maintenance division of the Pennsylvania department of highways. Both gentlemen Are Well versed in first Ald and Are competent teachers. Everyone interested is invited to at tend the regular classes whether they Are members of the fire department or not. A knowledge of first Aid fundamentals is valuable. Boy scouts Are specially invited to attend the classes. Forest fire near Bordell the first Forest fire of the season was discovered in Stoddard hollow near Bordel monday afternoon. M h Kelly of Smethport state fire Warden. And a Crew of men extinguished the destroys residence Ino go rage it Ormsby fire which started from a defective flue completely consumed a 2-Story Frame dwelling House owned and occupied by mrs Sarah fee and family and an adjacent 4-car garage owned by J. Parsons at Ormsby last saturday afternoon at 4 of clock. The Blaze was discovered on the roof of the House by a boy playing outside. Neighbors helped members of the fee family save most of the household furnishings on the the ground floor and from one bedroom upstairs. Or. Parsons also saved articles of value from his garage. Fortunately the wind was in the opposite direction from the Parsons store and other structures across the Road from the blazing building there is no water Supply in the Hilltop town sufficient for fire fighting purposes the Smethport fire department sent a chemical truck to the scene after receiving a late alarm. No insurance was carried by mrs. Fee or or. Parsons. The loss is a severe one to the fee family who Are reported to be in straitened financial circumstance Nelson Kirkpatrick nuptial solemnized on saturday mrs j. W. Flambeau of Longfellow Avenue. Bradford announces the marriage of her daughter Alice to Maurice v. Nelson of Smethport son of or and mrs. G. A. Nelson of Youngwood. A. The ceremony was performed in Allegany n. A saturday evening april 22. Rev. J. E. Bever pastor of the Allegany lutheran Church officiated. Attendants were mrs j. W. Ram Beau As Matron of Honor and e. E. Kirkpatrick a brother of the Bride was beet Man. Or. And mrs Wayne English of Bradford and Howard English of Kinzua. Were also present the Bride was charming in an ensemble gown of pastel Blue and Pink with Matching accessories. Her shoulder bouquet was of Pink Rose Mira Flambeau wore a beige gown and her Corsage bouquet was composed of Tea Rose or Nelson is a graduate of Youngwood High school class of �?T29. Or. And mrs Nelson will reside in Smethport where the Groom has been employed a a Linotype operator by the Mckean county Democrat for the past year. Previously he was employed at the printing Plant of his Uncle Harold k. Lundberg. In i. Jewett. This newspaper extends congratulations to the Young couple on this Happy measure players for baseball suits tonight ail former members of the Smethport baseball associations team Are requested to he at the Council rooms in the Smethport Borough building tonight at 8 00 o clock at which time measurements will be taken for new uniforms. The old uniforms and considerable other equipment were destroyed by the fire in january which swept the Imperial Block where baseball equipment was stored. No insurance was carried and it will be necessary for the association to use a Treasury Bailee for the new outfits regular practice sessions will Start in a few Day in preparation for the playing season. The Smethport baseball association Hopes to be Able to put another Classy combination on the Diamond this year joins Allegany league port Allegany reporter Argus the Allegany Valley league was formed last night in port Allegany after a lot j of hard work by h b Lincoln the j formation of the league was Necea a sary to insure first class Amateur baseball in the District this year the Allegany Valley league will be composed of the Best club available in the District namely Smethport port Allegany. Eldred Lewis run Bradford and court is in Busy session a Busy term of Mckean county court of common pleas convened at the court House in Smethport monday morning and is still in Progress today judge j w. Bouton is presiding. Several of the 41 cases on the docket have been continued in the action of t. Of Hungiville. County is O. Taylor superintendent of the county Home. Tor trespass a jury returned a verdict in savor of the defendant or. Hungiville sought to recover damage Tor injuries strained in an automobile Accident on the Marvin Creek Road some time ago. Hie was a passenger in my. Taylor a car when it left the Highway in a heavy fog and a wrecked. The Case brought out a number of interesting Points regarding responsibility of a Driver of a motor vehicle for i in Osenger s safety a jury rendered a verdict of $936 to in favor of the p4a1ntff in the Case of Atma and William Day is Wen j. Healey the suit was brought to secure value of household furnishings sold to the defendant the following Case were settled by agreement Story Jane Rowland and Edwin Rowland is e wlm Jarvis and f a. Miller trespass verdict of $450 for Mulery Jane a Knor and $1050 Tor her father whiter w Bailey $150 Emma l. Bailey $150 Harold Bailey. $100, in trespass action against Edmund Dailey the Warner jewelry Case go was awarded $302 t6 against Budd jeweler and Rich a Drobner in Appeal Continental Silver of a Given $79 85 against j Arnee Rich in Appeal. The action being honed at the time this paper Goe to pre ii James Montgomery Willie Brown and Ernest Reitter is county of Mckean. The plaintiff St a damage Tor alleged injury to property by Road building operations swedish Singer coming Sill Anderson Thelin noted swedish Singer will be heard in an entertainment at the Smethport lutheran Church. Saturday evening april 29th starting at 8 00 of clock. In addition to the program of vocal number in both swedish and English. By miss Thelin. An 8000-foot color film of interesting scenes of Sweden will be shown the movie was taken in the following provinces of Sweden Skane Sealand. Bohuslaw farm land. Vamp Stanland vaster Gotland Upland Jam land Angerman land Delarna. Lamp Poland Stockholm. Salts Job Aden Goteborg. Malmo Halsing Borg Orebro Upsala Vastena. Mora rotors and Alsko drum corps visits Here the crack drum and Bugle corp of Bradford Post veterans of foreign wars gave an exhibition Drill on main Street in Smethport last thursday night to advertise a Public party sponsored by the local v. F w. In Crosby Many local people admired the Well drilled Bradford outfit which has won a number of prizes in competitions a Fillmore Gas Well shut in last week the Kerr amp Kauffman Well on the Woodruff farm near Fillmore shut Down after a severe test of two weeks open flow will not be drilled deeper into the Sand according to George l. Kerr Olean. The big Gas volume had held up satisfactory. In addition to the Gas the Well shows a Little Salt water which came in above the Gas. Several barrels of Oil Are coming in each Day above and below the Gas. The Oil is of High j Gravity. Pinchot signs Wilson Bill Harrisburg april 26�?salaries of j Pennsylvania s school teachers were subject to at least a to per cent reduction today a a result of gov. Pin Chotos approval of the Wilson Bill. The measure is expected to effect for local taxpayers a $24 000,000 saving during the coming biennium. New Plymouth Here a deluxe Model Plymouth Coupe was on display at the Smethport garage showrooms the latter part of last week. The new car presenting a materially lengthened chassis�?112 inches includes a number of noteworthy improvement. It is a Beauty. Junior senior banquet Date the annual Junior senior banquet of Smethport High school will be held at the colonial hotel on thursday May Lith at 6 30 o clock. Native Stone to be Useo in Ostrander foundation the excavation for or w a. Ostrander s new Comer drug store la completed and foundation work a started. Native stones Cut on potato Cheek i being used for the cellar Wall no contract will be let for this part of construction. Labor will be hired by Frank Baker superintendent and directed by Cui attention to new drivers1 test Oats Corporal b p. Timpano and patrolman h. R. Anderson. Troop c., state Highway patrol who Are stationed in Coudersport As the examining detail for the Coudersport District were callers at the Democrat office last Friday to announce a revised schedule for new automobile Drivers Testa effective May 1st. In future tests will be Given in Smethport on the second wednesday of each month instead of on the 1st and 3rd fridays a formerly scheduled. Other dates of this District will be bradford�?2nd and 4th mondays. Kane�?1st thursday. Coudersport 1st and 3rd mondays. Wellsboro every wednesday. Emporium�?3rd tuesdays

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