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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 16, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday february 16, 1933 Rerms-12.00 per year. No. 7 state Relief opens county office Here Monheimer bldg. Floor used by Busy organization the Mckean county emergency Relief Board is preparing to open an office on the second floor of the we. Monheimer building on main Street in the next few Days. For some time past the Relief organization has had Headquarters in a room in the basement of the court House but there is not enough space available there to accommodate the constantly increasing activities. County commissioner w. H. Hal Penny is chairman and miss Margaret Bacon has been in charge of the office in the court House for some time past. At present there Are 1900 Mckean county families on the lists entitled to receive food orders. The new plan of state Relief requires that those receiving Aid and who Are physically fit must perform Public work whenever possible. This makes a great Deal of detail to be handed at the office. Miss Ruth m. Knapp of Pittsburgh has been appointed state executive Relief director for Mckean county and arrived last week to assume her duties. Miss Threasea Weld of Bradford is the county welfare worker and r d Hillbom of Kane is auditor. The state has rigid rules regarding the use of funds provided the various counties and the individual county Relief boards have faced Many difficulties in financing necessary organization details. Public spirited citizens have rendered great assistance in Many instances. The new office in the Monheimer building was formerly used As a clubroom by the old Central club. Roosevelt escapes shots of Assassin in Miami Franklin d. Roosevelt president elect narrowly escaped assassination in Miami Florida last night at 9.30 of clock when Joe Zangara of new York a Crank fired five revolver shots at him the bullets hitting other persons near the president elect. Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago was seriously wounded. Mrs. Joe Gill of Miami shot in Abdomen. Miss Margaret Druis of Newark n. J., shot in hand. William Sinnott new York policeman shot in head. Russell Caldwell of Miami shot in head All Are reported to have a Chance. Roosevelt showed calmness in the shooting. He raised his hand and assured the huge crowd that he was All right but called for Aid for his Friend mayor Cerf Fiak and the other victims. Or. Roosevelt had just landed from a cruise on the yacht of Vincent Astor and Enro Ute to a new York train his automobile was stopped in Bay front Park to speak a word of greeting to a huge throng of people. The gunman fired Point Blank at the president elect from Only 25 feet continued on last Page column 2> i former Smethport lady was critically injured Smethport friends of mrs. Harold Loose of Glendora California formerly miss Mazie Kissock of Smethport have received word that she is now Well on the Road to recovery from critical injuries received in an automobile Accident last fall. Mrs. Loose suffered fractures of both legs and other injuries when another car crashed into his automobile on a Boulevard near Glendora. For a time surgeons were doubtful whether she would be Able to walk again. Her recovery is Gratifying news to Many friends in Smethport. Max Smith with Ted Brewer band Max Smith gifted Young trombonist who is a native of Crosby and who at one time was a member of the Smethport band and local orchestras is now a member of Ted Brewer s orchestra of new York. Or. Smith visited his sister mrs. Anthony Spadafore in Smethport monday night when the Brewer band passed through town Enro Ute from Jamestown. N. Y. To Erie. The band also plays engagements in Columbus. Ohio and St. Paul Minn this week. Max has played with Jan Garber Ted Weems and some of the country s leading dance bands during the past few years. Place Oil Burner in court House Here l. G. Dana of Derrick City has practically completed installation of an Oil Burner at the Mckean county court House. The device will be Given a thorough trial and costs and efficiency will be compared with other fuels. Steam is used for heating the court House. The local school Board and other interested parties Are watching the Experiment at the county building. The death of or. John c. Brown aged 66, former prominent Smethport physician occurred at his Home in Williamsport monday feb. 13. Or. Brown was a native of Turtle Point. He was a graduate of the University of Buffalo medical school and upon completing his course came to Smethport when a Young Man and started the practice of his profession being associated with his brother or. Eld. Brown an Early Day physician. Hie younger or. Brown enjoyed a successful practice Here for Many years up to about 25 years ago when he moved to Williamsport. During his residence Here he built the residence on main Street now owned and occupied by Thos w Camp and family. In Williamsport or. Brown specialized in treatment of Eye ear. Nose and Throat ailments and became recognized As one of the leading specialists of that City. Deceased had been in failing health for several months past. Or. Brown married miss Beitha Geyer a gilled musician besides his wife he is survived by two daughters Harriett and Arline and a son Carleton Brown. The funeral was held in Williamsport yesterday afternoon at 2 00 o clock and burial was made in that City. The passing of this splendid Man and skilled physician will be deeply regretted by Many old time friends in Smethport mrs. Chaa. Lemmler and Ralph e. Burdick of the Hamlin Bank St Trust co. Went to. Williamsport for the funeral. No raise in general water rate Here no raise Over the present general rate of the Smethport water co., affecting local patrons of the company is contemplated James Hubbard superintendent of the local company informs the Democrat the water company has filed a new Tariff schedule with the Public service commission which seeks to increase the rate charged for maintain Ance of fire hydrants from $200 to $1000 per year last week in reporting the february meeting of the Borough Council the Democrat stated that Burgess Daniel Bacon and Council members intimated that the proposed increase i in fire hydrant rate will be vigorously j contested before the Public service commission that was Correct. In that item it was stated that the i new water company Tariff a will also j carry a slight increase to ail other that is the Case Only As any in crease in hydrant rate will effect All i taxpayers. The literal statement was made due to a misunderstanding of information i Given this newspaper on the subject no direct increase of existing rates to individual Consumers is involved news which will be pleasing to Irons of the company Highway employees get first Aid instruction two engineers from the Clearfield District office of the Pennsylvania department of highways were in Smethport yesterday to conduct a class in first Aid and Accident prevention for Mckean county Highway workers submits to operation mrs Elof Erickson of West main Street who recently entered the Community Hospital in Kane underwent a serious operation at that institution last week at the hands of or. Mosser. Mrs. Erickson is recovering in a satisfactory manner. Enters Hospital we. Cleveland. Smethport drilling contractor is a medical patient at the Kane Summit Hospital having entered the institution last week a mrs. Richard Hurley is confined to her Home by a severe attack of illness Smethport Branford Mill route g0ntr1ct awarded Earl e. Hinckley of Bradford was Low bidder for the government Star postal route Between the Bradford and Smethport pos offices and the Post office department awarded him the contract last week. Hinckley a bid was $1,994. The late we Weaver of Davis who held the contract for several years past received $4,829 per year. The local route Calls for two trips daily except sunday Between Bradford and Smethport serving Ormsby. Cyclone Gifford Aiken and Rew Enro Ute. The mileage totals Over 500 Miles weekly and the motor car Upkeep item is considerable for the one who holds the contract. Two other Star route contracts were awarded in Mckean county at the same time Frank s. Baker of Eldred was awarded the contract for the route to Eldred by Way of Kendal Creek Derrick City red Rock and Duke Center for $1 560 compared with $2,182 now paid. Cesidio Borsa of Bradford was Given the contract on the route to Lewis run by Way of Degolia and Custer City for $570 compared with $875 now paid there try a Democrat want and local Highway truck runs amuck in Bradford Street a state Highway truck from the Mckean county maintenance Headquarters in Smethport driven by Jake Daniels of this Borough and conveying a Crew of men ran amuck on Washington Street in Bradford yesterday morning. Five vehicles were damaged but no one was Hurt in the Accident. The Bradford Street was in an extremely Slippery condition and a vehicle which was towing another skidded directly in the path of the Highway truck. Or. Daniels applied the brakes of the latter machine and part of the Brake mechanism is said to have broken rendering the brakes useless. Then followed a wild plunge Down the Street. One car was lifted from its parking place on the curb onto the owner s porch according to reports. Ormsby Road pupils now attend ugly school school children of the Ormsby Road j from the Smethport Borough line on East main Street to the Sheldon farm Are now being transported by school bus to the Keating township consolidated school at Farmers Valley for Many years the children of that. Portion of Keating township have at 1 tended the Smethport Borough schools As they live within easy walking distance of the local school buildings with the splendid school bus ser a vice inaugurated by the township with the building of the Beautiful consolidated school buildings at far j i mers Valley and Simpson the keat ing township school directors find that i the Ormsby Road pupils can be Trana-1 ported to the Valley consolidated school More cheaply than the tuition Cost of sending them to the Smethport Borough school which this year i amounts to Over $500 eleven pupils live on the Ormsby Road Many cases on criminal court docket term to Start in Smethport m0ndaiieb 27 the regular term of Mckean county criminal court will Convene at the court House in Smethport monday morning feb. 27, with judge j w Bouton presiding eleven new cases announced to Date Are not of great importance but included among the thirty three continued cases Are those of Dusen ver sic James sweeten Tony Orazio Paul Babac and Spiro Yovanoff charged with kidnapping Todor Nedel co of Crosby. Another important continued Case is the alleged extortion charge against c. H. Yetzer St. Marys chief of police Theodore Kallas and Markus Kalabukas. The docket follows continued cases Joe Soh Rivo liquor violation. Leroy Blo Ruquist failure to fuel tax r d. Phoenix fraudulent checks Theodore Kallas. C. A Yetzer Markus Kalabukas extortion Jato be Sandra liquor violation j e. Fitch fraudulent checks Dave Jacobs failure to restore Battery c. W. Johnson failure to fuel tax Guiseppa Sanna wantonly pointing Tiro arms Guiseppa Sanna alias Joe us Wann surety of the peace. B w Tanner desertion and no support John Cassick assault and Battery Ike Lovitz. Fraudulent Check Ralph Lama. Desertion and non support Sam Arlia liquor violation Dusen Versic James sweeten. Tony or Azio. Paul Babac Spiro Yovonoff kidnapping Charles Goswald. F and b Frances j fee. Desertion and no support j. R. Mccabe operating motor vehicle intoxicated Leo Campbell liquor violation Alvie Hughes desertion and non support Frank Lesica liquor violation Andrew g. Johnson non support of minor children Edward Mckenna f. And b Clevere a red Quot Simon larceny mrs. Lucy Barr assault and Battery mrs. Cha Mcbride liquor violation Roy cot Trel statutory charge he a Smith. Harry Irwin conspiracy Walter Scott liquor violation James Bona Dio liquor violation mrs Charles Garell liquor violation Pasquale Bianco. Liquor violation new cases Sam Frank Heffner operating motor intoxicated George towers operating motor intoxicated Burt Clawson f. And b. Harry j. Collins fraudulent Check Harry j Collins same Lawrence Hughes breaking and entering Herbert Nichols larceny of car v. A Mchenry fraudulent Check William Strauser f. And b James Shelvey statutory charge. Old glory needed help in distress flags were displayed in the business Section of Smethport on monday Legal Holiday in Observance of Lincoln a birthday. The Flag in front of one business place was noticed to be flying upside Down Universal signal of distress. Just As Relief expeditions were being organized it was Learned that it was a false alarm resulting from an error in placing the Flag. Capture bandits Wro staged hold up series Pete Barrett an escaped convict from Attica. N y., Penitentiary and Leo Denenzio of Ridgway were arrested by state police saturday on suspicion of staging hold ups of garages and filling stations in it. Jewett Ridgway Sheffield Eldred Portville port Allegany and other places in this Section. The pair were apprehended by state police who had made an investigation of the alarming series of armed robberies occurring during the past few weeks. Barrett a native of Dubois was apprehended at the Home of Frank a. Shapipo in Johnsonburg. He implicated Denezio in the robberies and the latter was arrested in Ridgway. A watch alleged to have been stolen from a garage attendant in Brockway was found in Denezio a Home. The Leader of the hold up enterprises is said to have been Barrett who has a criminal record for bursary in new York state. Barrett was returned to Attica and will face adj Dit Onai charges there for breaking j jail Denezio was brought to Smethport monday night and held for the next term of Mckean county criminal court at a hearing before Justice of the peace Claude Heath he is a prisoner in the county jail. John Cole night attendant at the j Johnson or Kessier garage in it. Jewett who was hound and robbed i by two men the night of january 8. I could not positively identify Barrett and Denenzio As the pair who held i him up at the Point of a revolver. Jurors Are or Awn for february term of court miss Dora keen amp a of Smethport and Lewis Mcclosky of Bradford. Mckean county jury commissioners have certified the following lists of Petit and grand jurors for the regu continued on last Page column la Moose Lodge transfers to Bradford organization at a meeting of Smethport Lodge Loyal order of Moose held last week it was voted to Transfer the membership in a body to the Bradford Lodge. Decrease in membership and general Adverse conditions make it impossible to maintain the local Lodge As a distinct unit. Negotiate for Sale of Rew City Gas company it is understood that negotiations for the Sale of the Rew Gas company Are Well progressed a report states there Are several bidders for the Community Enterprise. In spite of living in the heart of the Oil and Gas Region residents of Rew City have been compelled to 90c a thousand for Gas the Gas is purchased at 65c a thousand from the United natural Gas co in Coleville at the present time local dealer Sells 1000 tons of Coal the widespread local movement to use Coal instead of natural Gas. For fuel is Well demonstrated by the fact that win. Cleveland proprietor of the Cleveland garage and trucking co., East Smethport has sold and delivered 1000 tons of anal in Smethport and Vicinity this season or. Cleveland is but one of several dealers who have been kept Busy making deliveries of Coal by motor truck to customers in Smethport and Vicinity this Winter truck collides with sign at Farmers Valley a Ford truck owned and driven by Russell Johnson of Smethport skidded on the icy pavement at the Farmers Valley Highway Triangle saturday night and crashed into \ Neon gasoline sign in front of the Quaker state filling station. Or. Johnson was returning from Bradford and the Accident occurred when he applied his brakes to Stop before entering the Roosevelt Highway according to a report made to the local Highway patrol. The truck was Only slightly damaged. Or. Johnson sustained cuts on the head the expensive sign was hurled from its base by the Impact. Funeral services for miss Sasse funeral services for miss Amanda Sasse. Well known and highly esteemed Smethport lady who passed away at her Home Here tuesday of last week were held at the late residence last Friday afternoon at 2 30 o clock. The Rev w e Van Dyke Rector of St. Lukes episcopal Church officiated. Pallbearers were James Herriman r. C Gleason. Earl Gallup. Paul Hali Strom Fred Milroy and Leo Herzog. Interment was made in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery relatives from out of town in attendance at the funeral included or. And mrs r. C. Sasse Binghamton n. Y. H c. Corwin Ravenna. Ohio or and mrs. W w. Sasse. Misses Martha and Mary Sasse and Carl Sasse. Kane. New Ford Here on of the new Ford v-8 sedans has been on display at the showrooms of the f. Quirk garage this week and has attracted a great Deal of favourable comment. The new car is the largest Ever to be built by Ford and incorporates Many improvements. It has a longer wheelbase and a much powerful engine. Beautiful lines and luxurious coachwork Are features of lie Ford which still Sells at a Low Price suggests cure for county High salary Obleni Eldred Gill states forceful ideas on vital subject Eldred Gill prominent Eldred township citizen has some Strong and sensible ideas on the question of county salary reduction which he does not hesitate to express in the following article written for the Mckean county Democrat. To the editor i have been following with considerable interest your crusade against the mounting costs of local and county government. I appreciate your nerve in advocating office slashing. It seems like you Are walking into a Lions Den. I sincerely commend your spirit in undertaking a hard but very useful task. It is an indisputable fact that the whole process and machinery of government from the local and county branches to the Federal government needs overhauling and remodelling. The United state government la really the oldest government in the world today. We can All appreciate the fact that our own National government has been undoubtedly the finest in the world. The founders of this Republic were Brilliant statesmen and great leaders and their noteworthy and most laudable achievement became a world wide example of government of the people by the people and for the people Over 150 years ago. The american people have another Opportunity to set before the world a new Standard of self government. The enormous Industrial achieve Menta of the last 150 years the changes from the local Blacksmith and Carriage shops of the revolutionary period to the great automobile plants of today the changes in transportation from sailing ships and of carts to air planes automobiles and Ocean liners the change in news service from the town crier and Pony express of generations ago to the daily newspapers and radio news of today has ushered in a new highly Industrial Era of world history. But has the process of government kept Pace with the Industrial change Mont emphatically no we need a governmental House cleaning overlapping and unnecessary bureaus outworn offices and outworn Laws should be swept out and discarded to leave room for a newer and simpler form of government in keeping with the times. Farther along in my letter i am going to give a few ideas of How i think that expenses could be Cut la county government at the present time but before i do that i want to bring out the Point that i consider it Only a temporary adjustment. In order to bring about a proper adjustment the county and township lines now existing in the state should to changed. The counties As a Rule ars much too Small with the possible exceptions of Philadelphia and Allegheny with their enormous centers of population. We have at the present time fifteen townships in the county of assorted sizes and different in geometrical formation the townships Are a product of a time when transportation was n slow process either by foot or by horse Over dirt roads to towns that were seemingly in those times a great distance from each other. Now we can cover the distance Between several towns in the county Over improved roads in a few minutes where it used to take hours. The counties Are in the same old lines. A trip to the county seat in the old Days by people in the outlying township meant getting up very Early in the morning to get an Early Start on an All Day trip to these people it was quite an event in their humdrum lives being something like a trip to Philadelphia or new York City now. If the townships were remodeler so continued on last Page column 3 legion theatre May be torn Down this Spring no definite action has been taken in regard to the disposition of the legion lyceum owned by Bucktail Post american legion but it is believed the Large wooden Structure will be Tom Down and a smaller building erected on the site. The special Post committee is considering several bids for razing the lyceum. The present proposition is entirely too Large for the Post to handle especially in View of the fact that repairs must be made in the near future some legion members assert. One Active Legionnaire explained that there is a Large membership but Only a few May be depended on to at tend to the manifold duties incident to operation of the lyceum. He believes that it would strengthen the i Post to remove the a White the lyceum was erected by a Stock company in 1903 and was a Model theatre of its Day. Many prominent stage stars appeared there with his class Road shows in the Early Days the late James quirk Owend the building before it was acquired by j the Post. The lyceum will be greatly missed for dancing Home Talen shows basketball games and the annual Smith port High school events but there is apparently Little Chance that it will j be standing after this Spring. J High school Grinders Are awarded letters the following members of the 1933 football squad were presented with their letters by principal Stanley Bright at Chapel exercises last thursday morning Thomas Lemon Freddie Petruzzi Charles Petruzzi Lyle Recs Willard Johnson Bennett Penn Gordon Dickinson Ronald German Abbey Southwick Leroy Tessina Marshall Anderson Laverne Stewart Dixon Potter. George Mcdermott Ronald Searfoss. Maynard Johnson Melbourne Rice and manager Robert Karlen. To improve Irons hollow Road soon the Keating township supervisors plan to do considerable improvement work on the Irons hollow Road As soon As weather per nits. Stone will be placed in a number of sections which Are virtually impassable at the present titties. A report that this Road was to be paved in the near future is erroneous Check Auto lights Corporal Lundgren of the state Highway patrol sub station in Smethport informs this newspaper that an intensive Check up is now being made of the lighting equipment of motor vehicles. Ail motorists must carry an extra set of bulbs and keep their headlights properly focused. A warning is give that arrests will be made if the Law is not properly observed to organize women s choral organization a number of ladies met monday evening in St Luke a Parish House to discuss plans for the organization of a women s choral society to be conducted under the direction of miss Edna Wallace Neil of Bradford the second meeting will be held j next monday evening feb. 20, at 8 00 p. In. In the methodist episcopal Church Parlours and an invitation to attend is extended to ail those who Are interested in this society Oist. Attorney Hubbard wont say no wont say yes Kane Republican saturday District attorney Charles g. Hubbard today refused to confirm Rumor published in county paper to the effect that he is considering becoming a candidate for judge of Mckean county a i Haven t made a decision to be a or. Hubbard declared today. Quot different persons have urged me to enter the race but i Haven to Given it any consideration As yet. It is a Little too Early to give it much thought. However i do not wish to state flatly that i will not be a j. W Bouton of Smethport Mckean county judge for More than thirty years will be a candidate for re election it is believed. Attention bowlers i monday february 13 the Competition will open for the prizes offered by Leonard Johnson of Johnson a pharmacy. The High individual game and the High individual three game in each league will win valuable prizes which Are to be selected and put on display in this store. This Competition will continue until the end of the regular Bowling season thus giving everyone a Chance to crash through with a Winner

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