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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 10, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday Augustio 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 32 state resumes Road building in this county 3 jobs started this week at Clermont Bradford Kane state Highway Road building activities were resumed in Mckean county this week after a Complete suspension of construction work which had prevailed since the first of the year. Work has been started on three paying projects totalling Over five Miles under the 20,000-mile Pinchot secondary Road program All of Macadam Type construction. One of the projects is the Extension of the Hamlin red Mill Clermont paved Highway for an added 165 Miles from Clermont in the direction of i Stanter. This route paved Over two Miles beyond Clermont towards i Stanter last summer. Another project is the Macadam paving of about ii Miles of the unfinished part of the Willow Creek Road near Bradford which will provide a continuous 18-mile paved link Between Bradford and Corydon completing the new paved route Between the former City and Warren. Most of the Road built last year. The third county project is the paving of a 2.5 mile link of the Kane Kinzua Macadam Highway most of which paved last year. Authorization for the Start of construction work received at the state Highway department maintenance Headquarters for Mckean county in Smethport last Friday. County Highway supt. C. H. Carlson had anticipated the order and prepared to make an immediate Stait on construction work. The three jobs necessitate a greatly increased Force of county Highway workers giving employment to a Large number of men who need the work. It is probable that other paving projects will be authorized by the state in Mckean county which a will keep a Large Force of men working into the coming Winter. Up to last week this the quietest Ummer in regard to state Highway construction in Mckean county since 1919. The Only construction activity grading work on the 7-mile Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany a contract that started last fall. At the same time maintenance work reduced to a minimum and the working Force employed under the Smethport Headquarters has been greatly reduced. Now that the state has funds to warrant resumption of construction activities it is hoped that work will hit somewhere near the Normal stride for the balance of the year. Local or a list grows rapidly the Smethport Roll of Honor for cooperation with the National recovery administration has reached an impressive total As listed at the Smethport Post office. The list of pledges filed up to yesterday morning is As follows c. W. Masser l. J. Acker. J. S. Mccarthy j. A. Lindholm amp son. Fay amp Mckeirnan H. Nourse Backus restaurant w. A. Ostrander h. H. Redfield sep any Oil co., Kish Aukie Oil co., Redfield Oil co., Anderson amp Carlson. J. A. Karlen Grange National Bank. Hamlin Bank amp Trust co., Burdick s insurance Agency the Fry co. Mccoy s drug stores 2h Vav. Rubin amp son. E. O. Gaskin. R. P. Yerdon m. M. Linden. We. Monheimer j. Alfred Johnson a. M. Anderson e. R. Kohn. Gregory amp Gregory Crescent electric co., J. Quirk. G. A. Denning amp sons i. E. Gabriel a. E. Peterson. J. Vav. Pickersgill or. Burg Chadwick. Vav. C. Field service station Preston Bernard l. E. Munn d. M. Matthews John Larson a Penn store Holmes amp Gilfillan h. Ii. Sasse l c. Mcm Arrow Mckean county Democrat d. M. Brasted Chas. Infantino. Atlantic refining co. Frank Tessini Mckean county Miner. We. F. Specht insurance Agency and Johnson a pharmacy. Stickles family reunion held last sunday the Stickles reunion held at the Home of Jed Stickles in Stickles hollow last sunday with 59 in attendance. A covered dish dinner served followed by a business meeting at which officers were elected for the coming year. A Volunteer program consisting of songs and recitations Given by children and older members. Special features of the program were a Beautiful recitation by b. C. Butterfield and interesting talks on Pioneer Days by j. B. Oviatt and a. E. Stickles three of the oldest members. The program closed with the entire crowd singing a god be with you till we meet Boro election to Jie Lively Smethport a municipal election this year will be a sprightly one with unusual interest apparent in filling i the Borough offices the majority of which will be elected. It is expected that Burgess Daniel Bacon will be a candidate for re elect j Ion on the Republican ticket and on the basis that one Good term deserves j another will encounter Little opposite i Ion. All five Republican councilmen whose terms expire this year Are understood to be candidates for re elect j Ion together with five additional re j publican aspirants ten in All who will i seek preferment at the primary next month for the five places to be filled j it is understood that a number of Republican aspirants for the two vacancies on the school Board have also j appeared with plenty of takers forthe other Borough posts to be filled. The democrats for the first time in a number of years will have a full ticket in the Field for the Borough offices and local leaders of the minority party state that the ticket will be Strong. Thus the Republican candidates face not Only a strenuous fight at the i primaries but the winners Are prom i ised a real tussle with their demo cratic fellow citizens at the november election. Such a situation is healthy and brings Quot Assurance that Smethport will j have some High calibre officials when the smoke of Battle Rolls away. Engineers now arbitrate local water protest to Transfer meetings from Pittsburgh to Smethport after holding one conference in Pittsburgh without completing a plan whereby the current argument Between the Borough of Smethport and the Smethport water co can be settled agreeably to All parties concerned John m. Rice of Pittsburgh Hydraulic Engineer representing the Borough and j. D. Carpenter vice president of the Hydraulic engineering firm of Gannett Seeley amp Fleming in-., Harrisburg representing the water company will meet again in Smethport within the next to o weeks. If the to o engineers cannot agree to a method whereby the town will be assured of plenty of pure water with the water company receiving a fair return on its investment an Engineer of the Pennsylvania Public service commission will be invited to join in the pow wow. The engineering conference resulted when a hearing before a Public service commissioner in Smethport last month ended almost before it started with both parties in the argument agreeing to the attempt at conciliation. The boroughs complaint lodged with the Public service commission alleges that there is an insufficient. Supply of w Ater Here for fire Protection and that the Quality is inferior for Domestic consumption. It is also contended that a recent increase in annual hydrant Cost from $200 to Over $900 is excessive. Citizens Here who never heard of a Hydraulic Engineer before Are fast becoming acquainted with the profession. Which is Good for $50 a Day and expenses. This is supposed to be the cheapest rate for that Type of service. The Cost to the Borough and water company has already reached an appalling figure and it is not even known if any Good will come of the conferences. Urge old Home Celebration Here a movement is gaining momentum in Smethport for an old Home week Celebration next year. It is Likely that a local organization will sponsor the event. Portville n. Y., recently staged such a Celebration and the occasion such a marked Success that it attracted widespread attention. Smethport passed its one Hundredth Milestone in 1909 and to this year of Grace has never held such a Celebration if there Wras Ever a town with historical background and widely scattered former residents who have gone far in careers in other Fields and other assets to make an old Home Celebration a marked Success that town is Smethport. Such a Celebration would he delightful and interesting a marked Success. All citizens should enlist in a serious movement for an old Home Celebration in 1934. Rapid Road Progress rapid Progress is being made on the Extension of the Smethport Bur Bank Macadam pavement beyond the j v. Gallup and Haven farms on the Crosby Road. The work is being done by Keating township. Lad Breaks Arm James Lynch 7-year-old son of or. And mrs. Raymond Lynch of East Smethport fell from a Fence on wednesday of last week and fractured his right wrist. The fractured Bone set by or. E. V. Chadwick. Annual farm picnic a Large number of Mckean county Farmers and members of their families Are in Smethport today to attend the annual Mckean county picnic which is being held at Hamlin Island Park and adjoining Mccoy stadium. There will be a big county Horseshoe pitching contest this morning and a Basket picnic at noon. In the afternoon the assemblage will be addressed by w. S. Hager Deputy Pennsylvania Secretary of agriculture. An attractive array of attendance prizes donated by Smethport business men will be awarded in the afternoon. There will be an interesting schedule of athletic sports under the direction of or. A. R. Livermore of Smethport. The Days program will close with a baseball game Between Roulette and Crosby at the stadium. Advertise in the Democrat Many reunions to be held at Galco Park Galco Park Beautiful Sylvan Retreat on the Banks of potato Creek at nearby Burbank is again a popular place for holding family reunions and outings. A number of parties have already j used the Park and Pavilion but the j season is just getting nicely under j . The Moody family reunion we As held yesterday with a Large Crow d present and Ideal weather prevailing. The East Smethport baseball team will conduct a dance at the Pavilion tonight one of a popular series held to help defray expenses of East ends winning nine. Next saturday the employees of the i United natural Gas co. From this in j mediate territory will enjoy their an j Nual Outing at Galco. On sunday the How Ard family will j hold its annual reunion at the Park j other important dates at Galco include tuesday aug. 15�?gallup family reunion. Thursday aug. 17�?comes family reunion. Sunday aug. 20�?Smethport lutheran sunday school picnic. Sunday aug. 27�?Smethport fire department picnic. Postponed from sunday aug. 20. Sunday sept. 3�?reunion of former pupils of East Smethport school. Prof. Gill to receive degree at Bucknell prof. Earl a. Gill principal of the Lewisburg. High school will receive the degree of master of arts at Bucknell University next saturday morning. Prof Gill graduated from Bucknell in 1929. Receiving the degree of Bachelor of science. He is also a graduate of Clarion state teachers College and the Eldred High school. Another Honor conferred upon him recently when he Given the Verdun medal by state senator Miller of it. Carmel. As a member of the first division. A e f., prof Gill the first Mckean county Soldier to be wounded in action in France during the world . He has been awarded the purple heart medal in recognition of the wound suffered in service of his country at Cartigny and has two citations for bravery in action. Prof. Gill born in nearby Cory Ville and taught school in this county for several years. Many friends in this Section Chi be pleased to learn of his continued Progress in the Field of education. Forty and eight will picnic at Lindholm Camp the first annual picnic of Mckean Voiture no. 741, forty amp eight of the american legion will be held next sunday at the Camp of chef de Gale de. Lindholm of Smethport at Betula next sunday. It is expected that a Large number of voyageurs and their families from Bradford and Smethport will be present. Chicken potatoes Coffee ice Cream and lemonade will be served by the committee but family groups Are requested to pack a Small lunch. There will be a program of sports including Mush Ball Horseshoe pitching and swimming. Fair will big Premium sum advertising brigades started out last w Eek posting Bills Over a wide radius for the 29th annual Mckean county fair and races w hich opens in Smethport on labor Day sept. 4 and continues until thursday. Sept. 7, running Day and night. An at Tractive array of advertising matter is being distributed the catalogues for the annual fair Are off the press and Are being distributed. They list premiums to exhibitors in the Many departments which will reach a total of several thousand dollars. Entries open next tuesday aug. 15, and close on Friday sept. I the fair associations office will again be located in the rear of the Hamlin Bank building on main Street Smethport. With a Good crop year exhibits Pron be to be More extensive and varied than Ever before. A particularly Fine display of horses cattle and other livestock is promised. The prize Dairy Herd of Bonny Brook farm owned by miss Grace Emery of Bradford will be exhibited for the first time at the fair this year. Through the efforts of the Smith poit canopus club an attractive display representative of Smethport a business and Industrial activities will be on exhibition at the fair. It is probable that other cities and towns of this Section will follow Smethport a example. The programs of harness and running races each Day of the fair Are particularly attractive and a Large number of race entries Are being made. Elaborate preparations Are being made for the annual horse show which hag become such a prominent feature of the fair. The revival of the family season ticket enabling purchasers to possess four admission tickets Worth $2.00, for $1.25 is proving a popular move. The Price of exhibitors tickets has also been materially reduced from $2.00 to $1.50, enabling purchasers to make entries in the various departments and to attend the fair each Day and night. Big Bush Hill Road grading Job completed Aigret reside at Hamlin Lake Smethport ornithologists have Dia i covered that the Large Long legged it. Allegany to Smethport wading Birds w hich have taken up their abode in Hamlin Park Lake Here Are not cranes As generally supposed but Aigret or herons a species of Bird which is Seldom found in this Section. There Are at. Least two possibly Nior a of the Aigret which can be seen in the Lake w aters each Day or on the Wing above the Lake. The Aigret is a Bird of Beautiful plumage and if there is Ever a renal a Nee of feathered millinery this flock of Long billed Long legged and Long tailed Birds should be a valuable asset to the Hamlin Park preserve. Warned Aga inst shooting Birds a Harrisburg dispatch of monday said that state game protector have been ordered by Ernest e. Harwood Secretary of the Pennsylvania game commission to increase their vigilance Over the areas inhabited by the american Aigret or egret Beautiful Snow White Bird once nearly exterminated because of the value of its plumes in the millinery Trade. Distance Cut to 7.2 Miles the Mellert Weidner construction co. Of Medina. Ohio completed the big Job of grading for lie new Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany yesterday. The Fine grading w Ork has been accompanied by a steady approval and acceptance by the state of completed sections and the entire route is nov state property and the construction company is moving the last of its extensive assortment of equipment from the scene of operations the completed Job is a splendid one and persons who have travelled Over the new Grade enthusiastically declare that it will be one of the finest routes in Mckean county when paved. The Grade will be allowed to stand for a period of one year and then will be surfaced with a Concrete pave ment. The new route provides an import j two of the Birds were found re ant Short Cut on the Roosevelt High Between port Allegany and Smethport. Most of the route is re located from the old dirt Road Over Bush Hill. The old Road regarded As one of the most Beautiful Scenic drives in the coun-1 try in its windings Over the Summit j of the lofty Allegheny Mountain Range 12 Miles in length. The new Survey reduced the Dis Tance Between port and Smethport to 7.2 Miles. The distance Between the to o towns Over the present paved gently with the wings crushed by shot and Harwood warned that Hunters convicted of shooting Aigret will to Given maximum penalties Hewitt sleeping sickness victim George Hewitt Smethport Oil Well Roosevelt route by Quot of la�?Trabeei3 Dri link expert who stricken 18 Miles. The old Bush Hill Road passing a number of Fine farms will revert to with severe illness two weeks ago while crossing the Atlantic on Tho steamship Aquitania with mrs. Hewitt the to we Ahi a with the completion of i on asap Honne Wrand the new Grade and will be maintained j0. From 0i de of Burma. As a dirt Road its Scenic features i India �?~9 a vol Tom of Rick near will continue to attract Many motor ,nlldlo�?o9. Top Al d�11 _ i Isis. Who have the time to sacrifice w the Speed for a treat of Scenic Beauty. A celebrated specialist of tropical i As a matter of fact the re located do cases flt the Beekman Street Hoe new Grade possesses some Beautiful Scenic features. Work on the new Road started Early last november after the contract had been awarded in october 1931 the contract Price $95,977.37. It called for completion by july 1st, but due to an unusual run of inclement weather Extension of time granted. The contractors performed a seemingly impossible feat in finishing the Job by Early August. Construction we Ork proceeded at full Speed during the cold Winter months and employment has been provided for a Large Force of workmen from Pital. New York w Here or. Hewitt taken when the Aquitania docked on Friday july 21, and where he is still a patient. Or. Hewitt recently completed a 12-year contract As a Field executive with the British Burma Petroleum co., Ltd being located at Penang Young on the Irrawaddy River Between Rangoon and Mandalay. Much of the time of recent years his duties took him into the dense Jungles of Burma a elephant and Tiger Hunting grounds a to supervise new drilling operations. At the completion of his Long period of service in june he and mrs Hewitt sailed from Rangoon for Home coming by the Suez canal route. He w As stricken on tuesday july Smethport and port Allegany and Countryside adjacent to the Job. A. # ,. Minimum Ai a of 35 cent per Lyl �?z�?T00,n a Ftp a rom in in hour wa., maintained and a lilt to Ken a to on. Maintained and a split week working schedule in effect to employ a double Force of men. Former soldiers were Given preference for jobs falling heavily to the deck. Or. Hewitt attended by the ship s surgeon and remained in an unconscious state most of the time. The grading a a federa i govern-1 w a the Bot Dock a the knowing ment Ald it a a he Hoapil i. ,. Tai it thought that his condition Ihn pm. A a a a Quot by Quot lure a had re edited from a head injury re three deep Cut. Through Mountain a Ved in Faun t band plays Friday night the Smethport band will Render its regular weekly open air concert at the court House Square Pagoda tomorrow Friday night at 8 00 of clock. The change of night from thursday. The usual band concert night to Friday we As made necessary due to some of the Bondsmen having other engagements tonight. A Fine program has been arranged for tomorrow nights concert. Rufus Reynolds submits to operation at Kane Rufus t. Reynolds Veteran Yard Foreman at the local Plant of Holmes amp Gilfillan entered the Kane Community Hospital monday night and on tuesday underwent a surgical operation at the hands of or. W. Blair Mosser. The popular Smethport Man is making a splendid recovery at this writing. A August and summer enters upon the Home stretch. Miss Beatrice Munn is Bride of prof. Pilskaln or. And mrs. L. E. Munn of Smethport announce the marriage of their daughter. Miss Beatrice Munn to prof. G. L. Pilskaln son of or. And mrs. Peter Pilskaln of Cleveland Ohio. The marriage took place on monday. August 7. 1933, at 8 15 p. In. In St. Peters episcopal Church. Butler. Pa., with the Rev. Jesse k. Bren Nam jr., Rector of the Church officiating. Attendants were miss Madge Wally and Joseph Geraghty of Evans City miss aggie Mcglincy of Butler and Knox m. Young jr., of Pittsburgh close friends of the couple. The Bride is a charming and popular local Young lady. So he graduated from Smethport High school with the class of 1929. The Groom attended Geneva College at Beaver Falls and graduated from Ohio state University making a distinguished athletic record. He a member of the faculty of Smethport High school and athletic Chacto during the 1932-33 term. Prof. Pilskaln made Many friends during his residence Here. The Democrat unites with friends in extending congratulations on this auspicious occasion. A mrs. Andy Peterson and children of Gowanda n. Y., were visitors in Smethport on monday. Firemen will 60 to Kane Strong for Parade 17th at a meeting of the Smethport fire department last thursday night plans w Ete perfected for the local firemen to participate next thursday afternoon in the big Parade which will be the feature of the annual convention of the Central Pennsylvania Volunteer firemen a association to be held in Kane next week. It is expected that at least thirty Smethport firemen will be in line jauntily uniformed and with one of the department s Large pumper trucks and a Beautiful Parade cart. The firemen will be accompanied by the Smethport band and As in Days of old the Smethport delegation will be much in the Public Eye at the Kane event. This is the first time the local department has taken part in a firemen a Parade in fifteen years and the enthusiasm apparent regarding the coming trip to Kane is reminiscent of Olden times. At thursday night s meeting j. Albert Cleveland and Roy of Laughlin were elected delegates to represent the local department at the business sessions of the convention. Thirteen Central Pennsylvania counties Are included in the association and fire departments from Many towns have sent word that they Are going to Kane. Kane expects to entertain a crowd of 20,000 visitors and the Parade at 2 30 of clock next thursday afternoon promises to be one of the biggest and most colourful Ever held in this Section of the state. The local firemen and band will be accompanied to Kane by a Large delegation of citizens. Summits the one at the top of Bush Hill overlooking Smethport being 52 feet in depth. These cuts necessitated removal of a Quarter of a million Yards of dirt. On Bush Hill a heavy Rock formation we As unexpectedly encountered Hospital diagnosis showed that this not the Case. While or. Hewitt has been holding his own at the new York Hospital his condition is regarded As extremely serious. The popular Young Many a Many Tih it of Poun 1, Dyer a i k of a it Mph Ira u9�?~d Quot a a a of heavy . Coi Gulob. To remove the stubborn formation. J a number of big fills were made along the route the finished result is a smooth new minister will take charge of Baptist Church Rev. John w. Kennedy a graduate i. Partway which dealt the fact that i of the Bap Liat Seminary in Crosse a lofty Mountain . A wlm a aniline the pastorate of the never exceeds a Grade of 9 degrees. Aim of tort ,., starting from the paved Highway intersection with the Emporium Road at the East Smethport schoolhouse the new Grade leaves the old Roadway completely swinging to the right past the Al Mony Dairy Howard Acker and Jane Ware farms to the Bush Hill Summit we Here it crosses the old Road and continues Down the other Side of the Hill avoiding the big Loop of the old Road leading to the devils Elbow and continues straight to link Hill hitting the Macadam stretch of the old Road a abort distance this Side of port Allegany. Five steam shovels were in steady operation on the Job and the construction company had a splendid machinery equipment. During the time the Mellert Weidner co. Has maintained offices in Smethport the staff members have made Many friends locally by their Square dealing policy. The company not Only performed a splendid Job but the splendid treatment they accorded their employees resulted in a wonderful morale and enthusiastic loyalty among the Large Force of workers employed. Smethport Baptist Church on the first of september. Rev. Kennedy preached in the local Church two weeks ago and made a very favourable impression. He comes very highly recommended. Rev. And mrs. Kennedy will take up their residence Here in the near future. A or. And mrs. Hamilton Sheldon and son Jack have returned to their Home in Detroit mich., after spending a week with relatives Here. Complaint against local Quaker state pipe line Harrisburg aug. 8.�?in the first complaint of its Type received by the Public service commission the National transit co. Today charged the Quaker state Oil refining corporation of Oil City is operating a pipe line system and transporting crude Oil without a certificate. The complaint alleges that Quaker state has been extending its lines and service to a degree that jeopardizes the National transits operations in the Mckean county Oil Field. Transportation of Oil from tanks near Duke Center is the principal basis of the complaint. The National transit w hich formerly served these tanks charges the Quaker state is transporting 10.000 barrels of Oil monthly from the area and that it the business is lost permanently the remaining business in the territory will not warrant the National transit s continued maintenance of its commissioners open conclave in Erie to. Fungi Ville presides Erie aug. 9�?judge William e Hirt of Erie will be the principal speaker at today a sessions of the county commissioners association convention holding its 47th annual system. Meeting Here. The state convention j the complaint says the respondent will continue for three Days. Entered the Field by purchasing tile before 500 delegates t. F. Hungi-1 Mckean county refining company in Ville of Smethport Mckean county 11931, after the original company had commissioner and president of the As-1 been operating since 1924 in tramp is so ovation responded to mayor James porting Oil from Coleville Wells to the p floss Itera a address of Welcome at refinery at Farmers Valley near the hotel convention rooms today. Smethport

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