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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 9, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell n. Lindsley Smethport. Pa., thursday february 9, 1933 terms-2.oo per year. No. 6 capt. Art Smith Soldier Fortune emulates Hitler organizes Khaki shirts for March on Washington Captain Arthur j. Smith Soldier of Fortune who hails from Crosby near Smethport has again appeared in the spotlight of National attention. News dispatches from Philadelphia tuesday told that Smith who was known As Quot Herbert Smith when he lived in Mckean county now is commander in chief of the Khaki shirts of America. The organization was formed a a political party a year ago when the Bonus army was frustrated in attempts to get results in Washington. Many Smethport radio listeners were Given a Surprise tuesday evening when Lowell Thomas quoted the press dispatch in his regular broadcast of news of the Day. The Crosby Man has had a series of experiences which could fill several volumes. He ran away from his Home in Crosby when a Young lad and went to Mexico where he served with the revolutionary forces of Pancho Villa. The world War broke out and he wont to England on a tramp Steamer lied about his age and served with distinction with the British expeditionary forces in France. The United states entered the War and Smith joined his countrymen without any ceremony narrowly escaping trial for desertion from the British army. After the world War Smith went i through several Central american revolutions and fought against Spain with the Riff tribesmen in Morocco. He had become an air plane Pilot and later participated in the mexican revolution headed by Gen. Escobar. When Escobar was decisively Defeated Smith flew his plane into the United states and nearly ran afoul of the Federal authorities. His Luck held Good and he was released. He was a flying instructor at airports in Olean and Atlanta Georgia for a time. The Crosby Soldier of Fortune disappeared a year ago and was next heard of when he returned from China where he had been a member of the chinese air forces during the sino Jap War. Until word was received of him tuesday he was supposedly in Hollywood California As a technical expert in a movie studio. Tuesday s news dispatch said that Smith had leased the old St. Luke a Hospital building in Philadelphia As National Headquarters for the Khaki shirts and will Start a drive for 100,000 Philadelphia members. The political organization advocates immediate payment of Bonus abolition of the electoral College direct Federal unemployment Relief establishment of the largest army and Navy in the world and election of supreme court Justice. Whether capt. Smith is obsessed with the idea that he can duplicate the spectacular Rise of Adolph Hitler and his Brown shirt movement in Germany remains to be seen. Smith at least has the nerve to try. Local Soldier of Fortune in a Vee. A capt. A. Smith Smethport Soldier of Fortune right now emulating Hitler of Germany As Leader of the Khaki shirts of America and Paul Escobar brother of general Escobar mexican revolutionist left photographed at Torreon Mexico during the 1929 revolution while Smith was one of the insure ctr aviators. Photo posed especially for the Democrat. When the revolution collapsed Smith flew general Escobares huge private plane which Escobar intended to flee in from Mexico to Atlanta georgia., without general Escobar in it in lieu of pay he failed to receive. For this remarkable flight and for having fought an Aerial Duel with a mexican army aviator Over the City of Nogales spraying american territory with machine gun bullets he had considerable trouble with Uncle Sam miss Amanda Sasse 3 ions of dynamite succumbs suddenly Shauer him Bill Smethport residents were saddened the largest charge of explosive tuesday by news of the sudden death used m the grading of the snit port of miss Amanda Sasse which occur a port Allegany Road was set off Sun de at her Home on Rose Hill Avenue Day to pulverize a solid Rock forma that afternoon at 2 30 of clock. Hon at the Summit of link Hill the popular local lady had been in where a 30-foot Cut is being made failing health for several months past sunday s blast was composed of Council will fight water rate boost votes to buy Pul motor and thanks towns for Aid Borough solicitor Claude Shattuck representing Burgess Daniel Bacon wh0 was unable to be present owing to illness informed the Smethport Council at its february meeting Mon Day night that the Smethport water company had filed a proposed new Tariff schedule with the Public service commission which would increase the rate charged the Borough for supplying fire hydrants from $200 per year to $1000. The proposed new Tariff will also carry a slight increase to All other Consumers. The Burgess. Or Shattuck was authorized to announce intends to contest the proposed increase All the Power at his command and unofficial discussion by Council revealed that the sentiment of Council members will be unanimously with him. The Council attitude unquestionably reflects the temper of the entire Community in this matter. At the proper time and if necessary the Council will Send a delegation to Harrisburg to contest the proposed increase in water Tariff when the Public service hearing is held. The Borough Council took prompt action to Purchase a Pul motor for the fire department at its meeting held monday night. Purchase of the life saving device was a result of the death by drowning last month in Hamlin Park i Ake of Klas Anderson and Elouise Hazen the Pul motor which is understood Grange asks county salaries reduction at the meeting of Mckean county Pomona Grange in Smethport last night a Resolution was passed asking that the salaries of All Mckean county officers be reduced 20 per cent and last fall entered the Kane Community Hospital in vain Hope of obtaining surgical Relief. She had been confined to bed much of the time but on tuesday appeared to be feeling comfortable up to the moment she was suddenly attacked three tons of explosive deposited in a series of holes drilled 16 feet in the Rock. An enormous amount of Rock was loosened by the charge Dupont company experts prepared the explosives after the Mellert Weid Ner co., contractors on the grading while sitting in a chair and death re j Job had drilled the holes. Suited quickly. The next blast will be on Bush Hill miss Sasse was born in Smethport where others have been cleared away on nov. 30, 1869, the daughter of or. J in the work on the 51-foot Cut. And mrs. Carl Sasse prominent Early residents who settled Here after com Telephone repair commissioner Hungiville suddenly stricken Mckean county commissioner t. I f Hung Ville was stricken suddenly with a severe attack of illness while shovelling Snow at his residence on 1 King Street saturday. Or. Hungiville has since been confined to his bed but i is now improving in a satisfactory j manner. Ing from Germany she is survived by three Brothers. Herman h Sasse of Smethport Waldo Sasse of Kane and Rudolph c Sasse of Binghamton. She also leaves five nieces and one Nephew few people Are endowed with that Quality of brightening the pathway of life for those who come in Contact with them but this Sweet lady Man takes position Here George n. Brittain of Bradford has assumed the position of repairman for the Bell Telephone co. In Smethport taking the place of r c. Pop Pleton who has been transferred to Bradford As a combination Man or. Poppleton is maintaining his residence in Smethport. Or and mrs. Brittain have taken Olean fireman succumbs a former Smethport Man Olean feb. 3�?overcome by smoke while fighting a House fire. Thomas Brown 55, of the Olean Are department died today several hours after the Are was extinguished. Brown was battling flames under the roof when he was made ill by smoke. He was removed by fellow firemen and his condition was not considered serious. Apparently recovered. Brown fell unconscious while assisting his brother James f Brown chemical no. 3 Captain and Frank Casey make Coffee in the station. He died before medical Aid could reach him he leaves his widow and two sons judicial race in county May be interesting judge Bouton to run Acain other aspirants Likely this year s judicial election in Mckean county promises to he a most interesting one. Judge j. W Bouton Smethport Veteran Jurist who has served on the local Bench for Over 30 years will be a candidate for reelection. Rumor has it that District attorney Charles g. Hubbard of Kane is considering entering the Republican primary As a candidate for judge. Several other prominent Mckean county attorneys Are also mentioned As Likely candidates for judge. Two candidates mrs. Marion Mccann and Edgar Rhone have already announced for county treasurer subject to the Republican primary and Rumor has it that More Are to enter the race. Mrs. Helen Rogers capable clerk of courts will be a candidate for reelection. Mrs Rogers is one of the county officials who has not benefited by the county being elevated to the sixth class. Her salary has stayed at a Low figure for the full period of the term to which she was elected starting next january however the office Carrier a salary of $3000 per year making it a most attractive one. Sends letter to Board after meeting last week asked to reconsider temper of people roused to demand lower salaries the review of the High of Iclal Sal Ary situation in Mckean county which the local salary Board failed to reduce at its final meeting wednesday Fob. I appearing in this newspaper last week stirred the powerful Mckean county tax league to action. The tax league leaders we Are pleased to note Are not hiding under the bed a fear we voiced last week and have addressed a Strong letter to the county Board. The league believes that salaries Are 20 per cent too High. This newspaper agress with that Contention with the exception of some of the Small salary workers such As sheriffs clerk county Home superintendent county physician jail Warden and court House janitor who Are underpaid if anything. We also believe that a distinct saving could be accomplished by consolidating several posts such As probation officer without decreasing efficiency and thus effect a distinct saving. A Cut of at least $4,000 per year should be made in the absurdly expensive department of schools. County appropriations to the farm Bureau could be Cut of not cast out entirely. This would be just a Start officialdom should be first to recognize the needs of these distressed times and realize the temper of their employers the people. Because the Law places their salaries at a fixed figure does not mean continued on last Page column i or Brown lived in Smethport for several years about 30 years ago. Being employed by the late Thos Clark a local plumbing contractor As a plumber. Or. Brown made Many friends during his residence Here and is Well remembered by older citizens a possessed that delightful in the Herzog Jen Sunshine radiated from her Happy House on Omer Street father Barrett on West Indian cruise Rev. Father Urban a Barrett pastor of St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church left saturday on a two weeks vacation cruise to the West indies. The gifted local divine will visit Havana and other interesting ports of Call. Country club to erect new clubhouse at Unce the Good news that the Smethport country club plans to rebuild r Ime lately its club House destroy i by fire in november resulted from a meeting of stockholders held last saturday night at the p. S. Amp n. Sta Tion. ,. It is expected that the new club House will be ready for occupancy during june. The Structure will be one Story but will be somewhat larger than its predecessor. It will be greatly improved for the convenience of golfers. Tentative plans have been prepared and were approved at the meeting saturday night. A committee composed of e e. I Drake a. J. Hyatt and Robert Digel was appointed with full authority to secure bids on the club House award the contract and supervise construction. The contract will be awarded in a few Days and building will Start As soon As weather permits. A mrs. G. W. Mitchell has been confined to the Home of her brother e. H. Southwick of King Street by a severe attack of illness. Work is progressing on the Job of repairing the front of the Irene Gabriel store damaged by the recent main Street fire. Personality. Her cares and sufferings were borne without complaint. The memory of her kindness and generosity will endure with a legion of neighbors who knew and loved her for her Noble qualities. Miss Sasse was a member of St Luke a episcopal Church. The funeral will be held at the1 Home Friday afternoon at 2 30 of clock. The Rev. W. E. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke a episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the family plot in Rose Idu cemetery. He hatters dance the i hatters local social club will enjoy another of its popular series of dancing parties at the Temple Leonard Johnson licensed As Pennsylvania druggist Leonard Johnson proprietor of Johnson a pharmacy received official notice this week from the state Board of pharmacy that he i9 now a licensed druggist in Pennsylvania or. Johnson has held a License As registered pharmacist in new York state for the past eight years and was employed in that state until this year. He is a graduate of the to Juniver sity of Buffalo s school of pharmacy when the Pioneer Wells drug store in Smethport or. Johnson a Home town was purchased by him last August it was necessary for him to go through the formality of securing a Pennsylvania pharmacists License there being no Legal Means of transferring License Between the two states. Or. Johnson had a License As qualified assistant pharmacist in Pennsylvania while employed at Wells drug human badly injured in Auto crash at Valley mrs Nellie m. Monroe of Cole Creek was painfully injured last saturday afternoon at 4 00 of clock when her Chevrolet Coupe collided with a Chevrolet coach owned and driven by Howard Burdick of East Smethport at the Highway intersection above Farmers Valley. Mrs. Monroe sustained cuts and internal injuries. She was taken to her Home nearby and attended by or. R. S. Minerd of Smethport or Burdick was not Hurt. Neither of the vehicles was badly damaged in the crash. This Accident was one of a series of eight reported to the Highway patrol Here All were caused by the violent storm which raged throughout this Section club ballroom next wednesday night. Store years ago Bossy cow climbs into Hay mow engineering feat to get her Down Brick from fire ruins used to improve streets a Large Crew of men under direction of l. O. Comes Street commissioner has been engaged in removing Brick from the fire ruins on main Street and placing it on various local thoroughfares in need of repair. Nellis drills at Rixford James Nellis Smethport drilling contractor is putting Down four new Wells for Sloan and Zook in the Oil Fields near Rixford one of the Wells has been completed. Collector Hill to visit county towns s. L. Hill Deputy Revenue collector has announced his itinerary for assisting income tax payers file reports. It follows Warren building feb. 18th to 25th, inclusive. Kane pay Post office feb. 27th and 28th. Smet h p o r to , March i. Port Allegany , March 2. Eldred , March 3. Bradford , March 4 to 15, inclusive. E. W Quot Billie Quot Jones former Mckean county sheriff and now a successful Farmer of Marvin Street Extension Smethport can qualify As a veterinarian when it comes to doctoring a sick when Billie doctors a sick cow he gets her up literally and she stays up. Recently Fred a Green. Smethport Miller called Jones to doctor a sick cow. Jones administered treatment and advised that the cow be taken from her stall and be Given the Liberty of the barn floor. The next Day when or Green visited the barn he was astounded to Dis a cover that despite the fact that the barn was securely locked the cow had mysteriously and completely disappeared finally the owner of the missing cow heard a commotion on the second floor of the barn and going upstairs was astounded to find the missing cow in full and contented Possession of the Hay mow. The Bovine had been Given Medicine to restore her appetite and it worked so Well that she climbed the Steep stairway to browse in the Hayloft for a time consternation reigned Over the problem of getting this cow with the pronounced climbing urge Back to Earth again. Prospects of necessity of devising an Aerial rigging with Block and tackle to lower the cow were imminent when it became apparent that while she had climbed the narrow boxed stairway into the loft she emphatically refused to go Down the same Way. With a loft full of Hay she was prepared to fight it out on that line. The Board of strategy even considered building a ramp on the outside of the barn to Lead the Critter Down finally or. Green decided that of or. Jones cow Medicine was so potent that it would put a cow upstairs he should be Able to prescribe a treatment to get her Down again. Jones visited the barn and got Quick results. Laying some Hay Over the top of the stairway he Lead the cow Forward. The Bovine with a trusting look on her countenance advanced coyly towards Jones her Benefactor As she stepped onto the trap her front legs went through the Hay to the Steps below and thus properly headed with application of a Little pressure from the rear the bewildered Bovine Slid Down the stairs like a youngster on a Toboggan Landing Safe and sound at the Bottom. Jones is convinced that this animal is a direct descendant of the original Aerial cow which jumped Over the Moon once upon a time. Attorney Willson Host to lawyers association Bradford Era tuesday Joseph p Willson Smethport attorney was Host to the members of the Bradford lawyers association saturday night at the Emery hotel. The occasion was the first anniversary of the association. Following the dinner which was served at 6 30 of clock officers for the ensuing year were elected. Henry Onofrio was reelected president. Other officers Are vice president Griffith a. Herold treasurer Jack k. Bovaird and Secretary Albert a. Griffin. At the business meeting plans for the new year were made. It was also planned to secure speakers who Are leaders in the bar organizations to appear at regular meetings. The following were present Joseph p Willson f d. Gallup e. G. Potter of Smethport Robert Apple of Smethport Robert Hetznecker of Kane r. T. Mutzabaugh of Kane Henry Onofrio Griffith Herold Albert Griffin Jack Bovaird Jack my dwell James Wolfe and Byron Wolfe. Author in wreck near Smethport Ellery Walter noted world traveler author and lecturer and his Bride escaped injury when their car figured in a slight wreck on the Roosevelt Highway near Smethport saturday afternoon. The car spun around on the icy pavement and landed in a ditch. The vehicle was Only slightly damaged. Or. And mrs. Walter were Enro Ute to Kane where the former lectured saturday night under auspices of the Kane study club. Bears have new Home a will be free in Spring f. P. Whelan is now the proud owner of the two Bear cubs. Quot Turk and Quot Angel face a which Wert captured in the wilds of Canada nearly two years ago by or. W. A. Ostrander and have been maintained in sumptuous style to which wild bears Are unaccustomed Ever since. Last week or. Whelan took the pair now grown to Large size to hit Home he plans to release them in the Spring at Hie Fine Hunting Lodge at the head of Irons hollow with the Hope that they will continue to use their Cage As a residence Whiten Joying the Freedom of nearby Forest just How the Canadian bears although possessing papers As naturalized citizens will react to their changed environment remains to a seen. Their new master is confident that they will be glad to hang around the Camp like Domestic animals unless some feminine members of the native Ursine tribe lure them away or they decide to return to White fish. Canada. Their native land. Alfred 8turdvient, erstwhile Trainer and general nursemaid to the Hearty reared them on a strictly vegetarian diet taking no chances of allow i them to cultivate an appetite meat. The thing in greatest Dange when the cub Are turned Loose we be a Patch of lettuce their Best mkt food if there happens be any nearby architect opens new office in Smethport Thos. K. Hendryx registered architect of Bradford has opened an office in the Hamlin Bank a Trust bldg., Smethport which will be open every wednesday. Highway cops May discard cycles and use cars a Resolution being considered by the state legislature would replace motorcycles now in use by the Highway patrol and replace them with automobiles. There is believed to be an excellent Chance of the change being made in the near future subscribe for Democrat Burgess Bacon boys building. Starts is by a Deal concluded list Friday Burgess Daniel Bacon whose four Story Imperial Block was destroyed in the recent main Street fire purchased the 2-Story Brick Geary Block at the Southwest Corner of Nfn and Frank in streets from the Mckean county building and loan Assn Bradford or. Bacon and daughter miss Margaret Bacon will occupy the Fine apartment on the second floor As a residence. Lawrence Acker whose Fine restaurant in the Imperial Bick was consumed by the big fire will continue As or. Bacon s tenant in his new building having leased the store on the first floor of the Geary building which already contains restaurant and soda Fountain equipment. Or. Acker intends to install a Complete new set of fixtures at an Early Date and his new restaurant will be even More attractive and modern than the one which was destroyed. Or. Bacon intends to completely repair his newly purchased building and a Force of workmen is already at work. A new roof will be put on the Structure and the Interior repaired and redecorated. This is one of the Best and most centrally located Brick blocks on main Street. Work of repairing the building has already been started

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