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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 14, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday december 14, 1933 Rerms-$2.00 per year. No. 50 who Mav of Mill a would produce chemicals by secret process town Council Alert Smethport is being seriously considered As the location of a new american Branch factory to be established by one of the largest chemical manufacturing concerns in Germany. An executive of the foreign concern a cultured German has been in the United states seeking a factory site and quietly visited Smethport last week upon recommendation of the firm s american agent in new York and conferred with executive.-, of the Norwich chemical co. In East Smethport. The German manufacturer was much impressed with the advantages presented by East Smethport a a Wood chemical manufacturing Center for Many years As a factory site and asked for detailed information regarding local electric rates water Supply shipping facilities Etc. The foreign visitor was impressed with All advantages offered but the Norwich co. Executives were unable to give Complete information As to the lowest electric Power rate possible. Raphael Kessler of the Norwich co. Immediately brought the electric rate matter to the attention of a committee of the Smethport canopus club which hastened to refer the subject to the Smethport Borough Council and that body took prompt action. A special Council meeting was held monday night at which we Rock a amp a Raphael Kessler a. M. Anderson and Russell Lindsley of the canopus club were present. After or. Kessler had outlined the purpose of the club committee s visit a new Low manufacturers electric rate which had been prepared Over the week end by Borough electric supt. Seth Norman Secretary Fred Biever and the Council electric committee carefully designed to offer a substantial inducement to the prospective Industry which would be a big electric consumer was introduced. On motion of Digel seconded by Freeman the Low Tariff was unanimously adopted. It authorizes the local municipal electric Plant to Grant a manufacturers rate of i i cents per Kwh after 5,000 Kwh and a possible i1 cent rat if consumption of current goes into a further bracket. Or. Kessler believed this rate would be attractive to the German company. Detailed information has been forwarded to the German industrialist in new York. The visiting manufacturer sails for Home this week end and it will probably require some time before word is received of the concern s final decision on an american factory site. The american Branch factory would probably be started on a rather Small scale but with assurances of continued expansion and would be devoted to the manufacture of two chemical products believed to be of a pharmaceutical nature by a secret process which is zealously guarded by the company. In the past the German company has been a big exporter of chemicals to America despite Smoot Hawley Tariff barriers but since inauguration of the United states governments new monetary plan which is adopting the same methods which foreign nations have employed to the detriment of our Trade and is again opening foreign Trade Fields to american manufacturers at the same time making it extremely Dilt cult for International agents to import foreign goods into America the company a american business has been at a standstill making establishment of an american factory necessary. The possible Sites have been narrowed Down to two or three following visits to a number of cities by the company a representative during his stay in America. East Smethport is one of these. It is understood that the factory if located Here would develop into a Large Industry. County localities Are urged to use big Cwa funds now available Mckean county towns and townships Are urged to make full use of the Liberal local allocation of National Cwa Money of which a Large sum is still available in the drive against unemployment. Friday is the last Day for making applications for local projects. County commissioner t. F. Hungiville who has been cooperating tirelessly with the office of District director Waddingham in getting county projects started informs this newspaper that some communities have so far failed to ask for the Federal Money which is due them. The governments representatives and the county authorities Are eager to have every Community act. Speed up your local projects help put men to work. 1934 Pennsylvania Auto License Legal Friday Pennsylvania motorists who have secured their 1934 License plates May attach them to their vehicles and use them legally on and after Friday dec. 15. As usual the department of Revenue warns motorists that there will be no Extension of time on the 1933 tags and that the members of the state Highway patrol will be Alert on the morning of monday Jan. I 1934, to summarily arrest anyone attempting to drive with the old plates. The Fine and costs will amount to More than the License fee to say nothing of the a Uhry store indeed jest Well developments of either a satisfactory. Or otherwise nature Are momentarily expected today at the deep test Well of the Atlantic Seaboard co. On the Haywood tract at Marvindale. The Drill is slowly pounding away at the Onondaga Lime at a Point believed to be not Over 15 feet from the Rich Oriskany Sand. Depth is approximately 5130 feet. Drilling operations were suspended for some Tim due to the Muddy condition of the Road leading to the Well but work was resumed last saturday when the ground froze. Officials of the Atlantic Seaboard co Are confident that the Well will be the first big producer of Gas from the Oriskany Sand on the Smethport Anticline and every precaution has taken to prevent a catastrophe if the Well comes in satisfactorily. The boiler has been moved far Back and no drilling is being done at night on account of the fire Hazard from Gas lights. Tentative arrangements were completed last week by the state of Pennsylvania to lease the extra stoic room in the new Comer drug store Block of Drw a. Ostrander on main Street As the Lex action of one of the four state liquor stores to be opened this month in Mckean county. Besides Smethport the state will operate stores in Bradford and Kane. It had been originally planned to establish a store in port Allegany but the latter town has been Cut from the list. The room in the new Ostrander building is a modern and finely appointed one for any business stand and the state inspector found it perfectly adapted with slight alterations to meet Pennsylvania a requirements. The location is one of the most Central in town it is expected that the Smethport state store will be opened the first of next month. It is understood that several Are preparing to take the civil service examinations to be conducted by Mckean county supt of schools c. W. Lillibridge for positions under the new state liquor control system cottage House granted License he Only licensed place to sell liquor in Smethport is the cottage hotel which received its License monday to serve drinks at tables and to Folk Given Shock in Buffalo Vav. H. Rockman superintendent of the Quaker state refinery and mrs. Rockman had a shocking experience As they started for Smethport on wednesday night of last week after a trip to Buffalo when they found the body of a Man who had been hit by a motor car. The local couple were coming out Seneca Street Buffalo in their automobile about 11 00 p. Rn., when or. Rockman saw a Man lying prone on the pavement a Short distance from the Larkin building. He avoided hitting the body stopped his car and alighted. The Accident victim was bleeding from the head but life was practically extinct. Or. Rockman went to the precinct police station nearby and reported the Accident. A police Captain accompanied him to the spot where the Accident occurred. The local Man directed the officer s attention to an automobile parked at the curb nearby which had a badly Bent bumper and Radiator. The police Captain called for the owner of the car among the crowd which had gathered at the scene of the fatality and a Young Man admitted ownership. Visibly terrorized the car owner at first denied responsibility for the Accident but later confessed after questioning by the police Captain. The dead Man was identified As Michael Manning aged 57, of 309 Perry Street. Buffalo. The car Driver was Harry Stoltz. 22, of 31 Elsie place who satisfied police that the Accident was an unavoidable one and was released after making a statement. Bowling alleys will be open next week the new Bowling Alley s of the Smethport Bowling association in the basement of the Ostrander building. Main Street will be open to the Public next week. The four heavy alleys and other necessary equipment were delivered in Smethport by motor trucks from Pittsburgh and work of installing them was started last thursday by a Crew of experts from the Pannier Wilhelm co., Pittsburgh. The Job is a big one and work is Well progressed. When completed. Smethport will have one of the Best Public Bowling establishments in this Section Christmas buying festival in full swing merchants offer prizes and real buying inducements Smethport merchants Christmas buying festival one of the most sensational and timely cooperative Community bargain events Ever presented in Mckean county is off with a Rush this week and the advertising broadside of the enterprising merchants cooperating is presented in the Democrat today. Read it and profit thereby. With the sincere noteworthy bargains offered for Quality goods and products and with the array of attractive prizes offered Smethport stores deserve to be thronged with unusually Large crowds of people do j ing Christmas shopping wisely eco a nominally and with Quality Assurance j based upon the enviable reputations for integrity of the progressive firms participating Cash prize awards consist of $25.00. First $15.00, second and $10.00, third they will be made at the Star theatre after the first show saturday night. Dec. 23 re. A the merchants cooperating will present coupons for these awards to purchasers of goods. The bargain event Wal make it possible for every family no matter How adversely affected by the depression and unemployment to recapture a measure of the forever Joys of Christmas giving and the True Christmas spirit. In that splendid Endeavor Public spirited Smethport merchants with attractive and High Quality Holiday stocks marked at Rock Bottom prices Are to be highly commended it should not Only be an incentive to local citizens to buy at Home but j should in Point of Merit attract hundreds of shoppers from the birr surrounding Trade area. Local firms participating Are h. W Rubin amp son. Clothiers c. W. Massena hardware Bernard a Market the Fry co., department store j. A. Lindholm St songs grocery the Corner drug store Hull St Taylor grocery h h. Sasse furniture store Gregory amp Gregory department store Johnson s pharmacy i e. Gabriel i dress a gift shop. John Oviatt Veteran local Hunter. Kills Buck John b. Oviatt of Green Street Pioneer Mckean county big game Hunter shot an 8-Point Buck in his old Home District the Norwich Region last thursday. # for Many Many years from the Days of Virgin forests or. Oviatt head of a family of mighty big game Hunters annually killed his allowance of Deer and hear did it too in the years before the state restocked the local forests and when big game Hunting re a quire Forest skill As Well Asun erring marksmanship. Several groups of Pennsylvania Bear and Deer which Are mounted a life like in painted settings sketched in the Hills near Smith a port at the Carnegie museum in a Pittsburgh were killed by or. A Oviatt who was commissioned by a the museum arid was authorized by the state of Pennsylvania to a secure perfect specimens. A would pave nearby roads under the Cwa Keating township is availing itself of Aid under the Cwa plan for necessary labor to put in several stretches of Stone Road projects include Reilly hollow leading to Beautiful Prospect Hill highest Point in this Section of the state and Irish hollow near Smethport. Children a clinic organized the first local children s clinic was held at St Luke a Parish House sat-1 urday at 9 a. Rn., with drs. R. E hoc Kenberry and j. M Rodgers in charge. Another clinic was held tuesday afternoon with ors w. A. Ostrander j and r. S Minerd in charge. The clinics will be held regularly on tuesday and saturdays. Nurses who Are voluntarily assisting Are mrs. Walter c. Brenneman. Miss Maude Irons miss Edith Axel son miss Helen Katien mrs. W a. Ostrander and mrs. Norman Schroth mrs. Stan Mccarthy Dies in Clearfield mrs. W g. Holder of Franklin j Street was called to Clearfield a. This week by the death of her sister a in Law mrs. Stan Mccarthy a prominent resident of that Borough which j occurred last saturday mrs. Mccarthy had visited in j Smethport numerous times and had Many friends Here. Webster Drew paroled from jail Selznick Case put Over formal opening of Corner drug store to Morrow or. W a. Ostrander a Beautiful new Corner drug store on main Street will be formally opened to the Public on Friday of this week. Plans Are being perfected to make the opening a gala occasion and the general Public is cordially invited to visit the new establishment. School children will be Given free ice Cream Between 4 00 and 5 00 p. M Friday. The opening officially starts at 7 00 p. In. Bill Willoughby a orchestra has been engaged to furnish music for dancing from 8 00 until 11 00 of clock. Souvenirs will be Given to All adults who visit the store during the evening. Mrs. Lillian Backus publisher of the Miner has been confined to her Home on main Street by illness. Benefit by Smethport Christmas buying festival. See pages 0-t-o. G. L. Pilskaln is now insurance representative g. L. Pilskaln Well known Smethport Young Man has accepted a position As local representative of the equitable life insurance co., one of americans leading insurance institutions. Or. Pilskaln who was formerly an educator and athletic coach is a splendid Young Man who is Well qualified to make a Success of his new line of Endeavor. New Ford Model is shown at quirk Agency the new 1934 Model v-8 Ford has been on exhibition at the main Street showroom of the f. J. Quirk Agency this week and has attracted much admiration. The new Ford presents a Clear View built in body ventilation principle has a new motor with 12 additional horsepower twin carburetion More Speed Etc., and lower operating Cost. Benefit by Smethport a Christmas buy lug Fusil Vai. See pages 6-7-6. Judge j. W. Bouton Veteran Jurist presiding at his last term of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport before his retire sent from the Bench on january 1st, granted the application of Webster g. Drew former treasurer of Bradford City. Monday afternoon and the rotund former City official was released from the county jail. Smethport forthwith. Drew had served approximately two years of a sentence of four years and eight months imposed upon him by judge Bouton in local court in 1932, when the ousted City treasurer faced criminal trial for misapplication of City funds in his custody. Drew a petition was granted Over the objection of District attorney Charles g. Hubbard who held that the sentence if terminated would be no deterrent to others especially in face of the Large amounts of Money involved. Drew represented by Henry Ono Frio d. J. Driscoll and Nicholas Curcio was ordered to $43.95 costs. A Check for this amount was Given to sheriff Fred t. Ludwick by miss Hazel Drew a sister who accompanied the former treasurer to his Home Here. Drew on a non Vult contender plea was sentenced to a Fine of $62,000, serve 18 months in the Allegany county workhouse and 34 year in the county jail on 42 counts of misapplication of Public funds. He completed his workhouse sentence six months ago and was then brought to the Smethport jail where he had since been confined. His petition set Forth that Drew i was needed at Home to help support his aged parents that his father was j ill that he was repented Etc. I the hearing on the parole petition i was held informally in the court room. I judge Bouton is being assisted Ai the december term of criminal court by judge Robert f. Lewis of Potter county and rapid disposition has been made of the big docket of cases. Postponement of the Case against the Bradford theatre co., charged with Selling thousands of dollars of fraudulent Stock was granted due to the illness of a material witness. D. J. Selznick said to be a Nephew of the noted moving picture magnate with j. Mendel c. S Callas Meyer Harrison s. S. Robbins j. N. Mosey and Harry freed Are defendants in the seven cases said to be held against the company. Harry j. Collins. Bradford first Ward Alderman pleaded guilty to five charges of fraudulent conversion. His sentence was suspended for one year to permit him to make restitution in All cases. Bail in the amount of $1,000 was fixed for his appearance before the court next december. Gerard Goodman pleaded guilty to a charge of Selling Beer without a License and was placed on parole for six months. He was also ordered to the costs of the Case and is free in the custody of the probation officer. Max r. Zaffron pleaded guilty to a charge of Selling Beer without a License and received a like sentence. Other cases disposed of include Harold Long desertion and no support ordered to $6 weekly and to Post Bond of $500 for compliance with the court s order. Bert Clawson desertion and no support ordered to $5 weekly and to Post Bond of $500 for compliance with court order. Albert Guy desertion and no support ordered to $10 weekly and to Post Bond of $500 for compliance with the courts order h. A. Smith conspiracy continued. Harry Irwin conspiracy continued. Coil us uru us go 4, Cut. 3 marked tailing off in kill of Bucks the Pennsylvania Deer Hunting season ends tomorrow and up to Date the kill is much lower than that of previous years despite the fact that an unprecedented number of Hunters have invaded local forests sportsmen say that most of the Deer Are found at the fringe of the Woods close to the feeding grounds provided by cultivated Fields of farms a that no signs of Deer Are found deep in the forests the usual stamping grounds of the animals of course. Indian summer variety of weather which prevailed up to sunday made conditions rather unfavourable for Hunting but that does not account for the falling Oft in Legal kill. The Bucks simply Are not Here in their former numbers a return of real Winter this week May bring up the total kill somewhat the following additional local Hunters have bagged Deer during the past week Ralph buffers shot an 8-Point Buck last thursday on havens Brook. Miss Elf be Bash Tine aged 15 years. Of Kent hollow near Coryville shot a 3-Point Buck weighing 125 pounds near her Home last thursday. Miss rash line sets a new record for Mckean county girl Hunters attorney Claude Shattuck of Smethport shot an 8-Point Buck in the Betula Region last thursday. On Friday morning Fred Milroy of water Street superintendent of the Smethport natural Gas co., killed a 4-Point Buck in Irish hollow. Rufus Reynolds an executive of Holmes St Gilfillan inc., Smethport who was one of several Smethport sportsmen Hunting at the preserve of the Clermont Rod St gun club after shooting an unusually Large Huck which possessed but one Horn having the Legal number of Points was embarrassed exceedingly when he approached the slain Deer to find that his Buffet had clipped off the animal s single Horn. Fortunately or. Reynolds was Able to find the missing Horn As proof of the legality of his kill. It is believed that the big Deer lost its other Horn in a Battle with a rival Buck. Alpheus Hazen of Willow Street shot a huge 10-Point Buck in the Robbins Brook Region the latter part of the week. Joseph Field aged 84. Prominent Marvin Creek Farmer shot a 6-Point Buck last Friday and is probably the oldest Hunter in Mckean county to bag a Deer. Constable Ralph Irving of King Street shot an 8-Point Buck on the Bunker Hill farm tuesday. Harry Huff Center Street youth shot a Buck in Cameron county Woods last week. More Scarlet fever cases two More Scarlet fever cases were reported locally during the week Kathleen the Little daughter of or. And mrs Francis quirk is ill with Scarlet fever at the family Home on East main Street. Patricia 6-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Francis Duffy of the Marvin Creek Road is suffering from an attack o Scarlet Aid for new h. S. Gymnasium at a meeting of the Smethport school Board held tuesday evening it was voted to make application for Federal Aid for erection of a new local school building to contain a needed gymnasium and auditorium and four rooms for use of grades. Application was made to the Public works administration under the National recovery program and if accepted the matter of issuing necessary Bonds will be submitted to local voters at a special election. Thos. Hendryx. Bradford architect was authorized to draft plans for the proposed building. Next thursday is the last Day for filing applications for such construction projects and there is every reason to expect that favourable action will be forthcoming from the Federal government. A gymnasium and auditorium has been a vital need of the local schools for Many y ears and now thanks to the Roosevelt policies the need can be starts on two Logal Cwa projects24 employed-3 More jobs to be started at once five Smethport projects for which Federal Aid under the Cwa program was asked recently by the Borough Council were approved saturday and work was starred on monday. Two Crews of men started work yesterday on the jobs of quarrying Stone to be used later for paving of Borough streets and on the Clearing of underbrush from Hamlin Park Island filling swale holes of same also general beautification of the preserve. This second Crew will also do extensive repair work to Mccoy athletic stadium. Added Crews will be put to work during the coming week on three sewer projects the Foreman of the Hamlin Park Crew is win. A Dibble with the following Crew of men Thos Kearns Ray King James i Aston Glenn Ludwig Harry Ness. Orlo j. Ness Frank Peasley. C. M proven Arthur Rice Willard Robinson. Thos. Bryan is Foreman of the Stone quarrying Job with the following men Joseph Pizarro Harry s. Hull Lester Clark. Nol. Canfield Tho. Clark Paul co Noffey John Dickinson Elmer Dodge Harry Feeger Sylvester Keesler. Thos. Clark la time keeper on both jobs. Stone will be quarried from the farms of Geo. Irons and Frank right Ley near town and will be hauled in Street department trucks. The men receiving government checks will be paid 50o per hour for labor and 90o per hour for Foreman. All work will be on the basis of a 30-hour week. At a special meeting of the Borough Council monday evening Street commissioner Leon comes was assigned to the work of superintending the local jobs and the following Council committees names to take charge of purchases of materials for the several projects Hamlin Park a Merle Dickinson r. Hull quarrying Stone Leo Digel Jai. Nellis sewere a. W. Freeman. M h. Kelley. Hiring and selection or men from the list of eligible applicants who have registered at the local county emergency Relief five is not made by the Council but at the office of the cw1a an a administrator in Bradford. Smethport will receive a total of $4,421 in civil works Ald Money for labor at this time and this amount will probably be further increased in the near future. Seventy Tyve men Are being Given employment at once. The men will get out crushed native continued on Page 2, col #2 Low electric mfg. Rate Nourse to build Rural line at a special meeting of the Borough Council held monday evening a Low manufacturers electrical rate of 1% cents after the first 5,000 Kwh was adopted As an inducement to possible new industries Forrest in Nourse of the Nourse electrical co., was present at Hie meeting and asked for a special electric Power rate from the municipal electric Plant for service and resale to Rural Consumers. Or Nourse plans to erect lines to new farm patrons on the Marvin Creek Road and along the Crosby and East Valley highways near East Smethport and would buy local current at the West Borough line and at East Smethport the Council voted to Grant or. Nourse a rate of so per Kwh. Councilman Dickinson reported acceptance of five Smethport project by the Cwa and the Council acted for prompt fulfilment of the Borough s portion of the work. Members present monday night were president w. A. Ostrander c. Vav. Freeman. M. H. Kelly Robert Hull Leo Digel James Nellis and Merle Dickinson. Burgess Daniel Bacon and Street commissioner l. O. Comes were in attendance also a committee of the Smethport canopus club interested in a Low electric rate for manufacturers. Roosevelt Highway men ask nearby improvements on visit to governor at noon yesterday governor Gifford Pinchot received a delegation of Roosevelt Highway members at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The delegation urged a number of Highway improvements including Concrete paving of the new Smith port port Allegany Cut off Grade and widening of the route Between my Jewett and Kane. Or. W. A. Ostrander represented Smethport and county commissioner Andy Anderson represented port Allegany at the conference. Street and Highway Survey is underway a Smethport Crew of men was started to work last Friday on a Street and Highway Survey of towns and Countryside under the unemployment Relief program. The local Crew is headed by c. L Lorah. Civil Engineer. Benefit by Smethport Christmas buying festival see pages 6-7-6

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