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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 19, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58russell r. Lindsley publisher so k i h port pa., thursday january 19, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 3.two skaters perish when Lake ice gives Way Elouise Hazen Klas Anderson victims town is stunned by double fatality monday night rescuers powerless to help Bardy escape icy Watere gave life for girl Anderson made Noble sacrifice a bodies recovered but first Aid failed Hamlin Park Lake Smethport claimed its first skating Accident victims monday night when miss Elouise Hazen 17. And Klas Anderson 22. Popular Young people went through the ice and drowned despite frantic efforts by citizens to save them. Anderson nobly ignored his own chances for safety and perished in attempting to help miss Hazen out of the water. The bodies of the two skaters were recovered within 45 minutes by officer John Eagan of the Smethport sub station of the state Highway patrol who launched a boat and worked indefatigably with a grappling Hook. Harry Hull 17-year-old son of or. And mrs. Harry Hull of nearby Center Street nearly perished when he Dove into the icy water in a heroic but futile Endeavor to save miss Hazen j and was rescued with difficulty Herbert Terry another rescuer also went through the ice and completely submerged but managed to extricate himself. The fatality happened at about 7 45 o clock on the main Channel of Marvin Creek at the tip of Island Park a Short distance above the Lake Basin. At a Point directly in the rear of and within a few feet of Arthur Rice a residence on Willow Street. At that Point the water is to feet deep. Glen Mencer assistant Borough electric superintendent who lives near the Shore of the Lake first heard the Calls of miss Hazen and Anderson when they went through the ice and reached the scene immediately. He found miss Hazen clinging to j the Edge of the unbroken ice while Anderson was treading water behind her and assisting her to stay above water. Anderson asked Mencer to throw a j rope and the latter Cut a clothesline from the rear of the Rice Home. About this time Mencer was joined by Herbert Terry who resides near the scene and the latter walked out on the ice and handed the end of the rope to miss Hazen. The Young lady wound the strand of rope around her wrist and told i Terry to pull. The rope lacked several feet of reaching to Shore and Terry holding the end of the line reached out and seized the hand of Mencer who was nearest the Shore. Both men thus forming a human j Chain started to pull and had miss j Hazen partly out of the w Ater when the ice gave Way under them and Terry submerged while Mencer went through to his hips. Miss Hazen slipped into the deep water and Anderson submerged for the last time. Miss Hazen her hands numbed by j cold was unable to retain her grasp on the ice and Sank for the last time. Andersons last words to those on Shore were a save her Fellows in a the two men were working with Only the Aid of a pocket flashlight and when the ice gave Way the Light was lost. Both succeeded in getting out of the water and about this time Young Hull who lives near the scene bravely plunged into the dark icy water to save the Young lady. His Noble Effort was in vain a both skaters had gone under for the last time and in the pitch darkness i was unable to locate either miss of. N or Anderson and As a result of Cut tact with the icy water was soon in a precarious position himself. Terry and Mencer managed t get the rope to Hull and dragged him to Shore in a state of near Cott ftps. Young hulls Rescue was made possible by the timely arrival of John continued on last Page column i the first Kin of Gen. A Stonewall a Jackson Ever to reach stardom in moving pictures is a great great granddaughter miss Gretchen Wilson of Alexandria la., 19 years old. She has just signed a staring contract. County Coal mines Are Busy four men solve employment problem by opening Alton strip mine Coal mining is again asserting its old time position As an important Mckean county Industry this Winter due to a combination of economic circumstances. Thanks to the county a Complete system of paved highways it is possible to operate Small mines profitably and truck Coal to Consumers anywhere in the county direct from the mine opening at a Low Cost which cannot be met by the larger Coal companies due to High Railroad shipping rates. As a result of existing High natural Gas rates the majority of county industries Are using Coal for fuel at a i great saving of Cost Over Gas Public buildings and schools Are now being heated with Coal in numerous instances to Cut Down fuel expenses and Many business firms owning Large buildings Are falling in line with the general movement to replace Gas heat with Coal. The rate ror Coal in Smethport is As Low As $3.50 per ton delivered at the Furnace door and instances of contracts being negotiated at even a lower figure Are known a number of mines in the once flourishing Coal Fields at Clermont and it. Alton have been reopened and Are not Only operating profitably but Are solving the employment problem for a number of men. One group of four Bradford men solved their unemployment problem by forming a partnership and leasing a strip Coal mine near it. Alton. From their modest capital the partners purchased an old steam shovel i and under the direction of one of the i company who is an expert shovel operator repaired the machine and put it in running condition. J an ingenious Mobile Coal tipple was constructed and attached to the shovel. With this outfit the partners started digging a Rich surface vein of Coal in the it. Alton area. The shovel scoops the Coal into the portable tipple which in turn drops it into the trucks for hauls to Market. As the shovel progresses under its own Power it drags the tipple along. The mine has been experiencing a brisk business. Ferman Tarbox or. And mrs. Floyd Tarbox of Crosby announce the marriage of the a a daughter Helen to Edward e. Fer Man son of or. And mrs. Bela Fer Man of Farmers Valley. The ceremony was performed by i the Rev. A. A. Stevens of Mach Ais n. Y., on saturday dec. 17. Unlucky number of dogs became Lucky Hunt club Hunts one dog eat shrinkage of hound Dawes a he unlucky number 13 to 12�? it Ted when the shipment of High foxhounds for the newly Organ met port Hunt club arrived Bradford monday truck Driver testified that 13 Ere placed on Board at the if the journey but a careful in a disclosed Only 12 when they i. No explanation can be Given whereabouts of no. 13. Taps the hound sighted a Fox. A a a a j. _ till w a a Enro Ute Urie Usu May Buu too much salary sentiment dares a tax Burden of nearly $4.50 per capita each year on every Man and woman voter of Mckean county for the one single item of salaries of the court House offices alone should cause All citizens to Ponder on How much longer the county government Load can he carried in face of existing conditions. A Survey of the list of official salaries which this newspaper is Able to present to its readers this week shows that a few important posts carry salaries which Are really Low hut in the majority of instances the remuneration is excessive when the general and marked reduction of incomes salaries and wages of All classes of citizens is considered. The court House salary list is at least $20,000 too High. There Are two methods of lowering Thi it item of county government Cost. Either method would Call for the Complete abolishment of some offices which Are not necessary to efficient government. One plan and the most desirable would he for voluntary acceptance of salary reduction by the higher paid officials. Another plan would he to remove the county from the sixth class and restore its population status which existed prior to the 1930 census. Bile tile 193� census showed an increase in population which elevated Mckean to a 6th class county observers insist that the loss in population since the census was taken and the depression hit so hard has been so great that the figure today will he nearer that of the 1920 census. If conditions demand the newly organized county tax league might arrange to have a special census taken to restore the county to its old status. That has been done in similar emergencies. Following is a table of salaries paid to county officials and continued on Page 4, column i against controller Bride is killed item press and Public of county against saddling additional payers at this time protests sent to governor time for action now travelling from Philadelphia to China and Well on Christmas to Christopher Mathewson jr., former Margaret Philip crashed with her flying husband and a killed on their first trip. Clermont tile Plant May Start Outlook encouraging for resumption of activities in March ii the worlds All rights Benefit production tonight tonight and tomorrow night the j american legion auxiliary will stage i Quot the world All this spec i tabular show is set to music which exactly answers to the description of something different. The scene is Laid in a radio broadcasting studio. The master of ceremonies is portrayed by 1 Fred Heinlein w to acts As radio an j bouncer. The audience is taken to a night in a broadcasting studio where they not 1 Only hear but see a big time radio broadcast. It is two hours of mirth and fun and will make everyone who sees it realize that after All a the worlds All opening number a spectacular smash hit entitled a smiles Quot the show opens with a chorus of sixty mixed voices who Are assisted i by the girls choruses. The first of these is Quot whistle and blow your continued on Page 3, col. 4 la exams at High school the mid year examinations at the local High school will be held on Jan j uary 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th the schedule is tuesday p. and health wednesday a. wednesday p. . Thursday a. In a mathematics. Thursday p Rny history Friday a. Friday p. . According to the recent ruling i seniors will take All examinations while pupils of the other classes who have an average of a or b in a com be. Are exempt from the examine action in that course. Clinton studholme Heads v. Of f. Fraternity Grange Bank president e. A. Stud Holme received Good and bad new of his son Clinton studholme. A Junior at the University of Wisconsin. Madison. Was in one communication this 1 u Eek the Good news w As that the popular local Young Man had been honoured by being elected president of the j i Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University. The bad news Wras that the local student had suffered a fractured nose while playing with his fraternity s hockey team during a game with another fraternity team one night recently. Pul motors will be a secured for town a monday nights drowning a tragedy which claimed the a lives of two Young people for used attention of citizens on a the necessity of providing at a least two Pul motors for the a Smethport fire department a it is expected that the Bor a Ough Council will take prompt a Steps to Purchase the life Sav a ing apparatus said to Cost a trifle Over Hoo each. No doubt the canopus club and Quaker state refinery and other Indus tries nearby w Ould be glad to co a operate. A r. C. Poppleton a member of a the fire department and highly a trained in first Aid in the Bell a Telephone co. Schools would be a a Good Man to teach a special a Crew of firemen to handle the a Pul motors a a Pul motors Are essential in a i cases of drowning or asphyxia action but Are even More Imper a i Tant in a town like Smethport a to resuscitate victims of ele Tilc i Shock. A everyone w to has any con tact with electric wiring either a at Home in Industry or business a or As a lineman is a potential victim of electric shocks. Many a fatalities result from the simple a 1 act of turning on a Light at a Home when there is a Short Cir a cult and the body happens to be a grounded. A the minimum of three quark ters of a hour required to secure a a Pul motor from nearby cities a May mean life or death. Prompt a application is necessary to give a j even a fighting Chance. A this paper believes the few a j dollars expended for Pul motors would be a Good investment. The Clermont Clay products co. Plant which has been shut Down for Many months experienced a run of three Days two weeks ago and it is reported that the big Industry May resume about the first of March resumption of activity depends on Market for tile and conduit. If building operations Start in the Spring to any extent the Clermont Plant will be ready to Western electric co biggest purchaser of the Clermont conduit in recent years still has a huge Stock in storage in the Plant Yards. This material we As Nylde Over two years ago. Just when the depression began to be Felt keenly the Yards would have been cleared Long ago of times had been Normal there have been rumours that Clermonts Only Industry would be abandoned entirely but it is hoped that i the Plant May resume in the near Fu-1 Ture. Interesting talks feature educators meet held Here about sixty High school principals and teachers of the county held a group meeting at the Smethport High school building on saturday with sessions at to a. In. And 1 30 p in. County supt c. W Lillibridge presided. At the morning session the subject of United states history was thoroughly discussed As to the different types of presentation by principal Harold Childs of Eldred John l. Getz of Kane and principal Mark Burgess of Hazelhurst. This was follow by a discussion of a the study habits of High school pupils the speakers being principal John w. Fox of Ludlow and principal George Arm Acost of Kane. At 1 30, John f Brougher. Assistant director of secondary education of the state department of Public instruction gave an Able discussion under the leadership of i Lillibridge Job is not needed and would be unnecessary expense for county taxpayers the storm of Adverse sentiment which has greeted the recent action of the Mckean county court in granting a petition said to Bear the signatures of a Twenty five per cent of the county voters Quot for the creation of the office of county controller to replace the present Board of county auditor indicates that the plan is doomed to failure. Governor Pinchot in addition to the Resolution adopted and sent him by the county taxpayers league at a meeting in Smethport last week protesting against appointing a county controller for Mckean county is receiving a Shower of letters and telegrams from citizens of this county against the controller plan the crusade against this political scheme to impose another costly county Job upon already overburdened taxpayers which was instituted by the Mckean county Democrat and the mount Jewett Elcho has been taken up editorially in a manner which indicates that the newspapers of the county without exception Are lined up solidly with the great mass of citizen against this new costly and unnecessary county office. Last Friday the Bradford Star record presented the following editorial which was reprinted in the Kane Republican and the Bradford sunday Herald certainly not things do happen at times to strangely. This county controller for Mckean county at this time is one of them. Just imagine at a time when City councils. School boards township supervisors. County commissioners tax payers leagues. Board of Commerce and continued on last Page col. 3 pursuing it at full cry True to the Best traditions of High class mutts of this Breed. The dogs Are Worth $50 each. Anyhow its a Doggone shame that this dogs gone. By the Way it is understood there Are several bidders to Supply Fleet foxes for the hounds to Chase. The state game commission has been asked to inform the local club How to conduct a Legal Fox Hunt it being against the Law to release a Tuiai Cli which met c is to Ulii Iii. Leonard Doyle a play premiere delayed due to a strike of stage hands at j the Garrick theatre in Chicago the it opening of a the family upstairs Quot a new play we Ritten and produced by Leonard Doyle prominent Broadway stage Star was postponed and Money we As refunded to those who purchased seats for the premiere. The stage hands went on strike because the play did not employ an orchestra in the pit. Or. Doyle is Well known Here being the husband of Leona Hogarth Smethport actress who is now starred with Eugene of Neil a play a mourning acc ouija Electra. Locals trip Shinglehouse 1 former league leaders Smethport potentially powerful j basketball quintet finally clicked at the legion lyceum last Friday night \ and Defeated Shinglehouse former j Penn York league leaders by a score of 44-25. There is no Chance of the merchants cutting much of a figure during the j first half of the league which is rapidly nearing the close due to local in i ability to gain momentum. However fans Here Are confident j that the team will be a decided fac s Tor in the second half. The game with Eldred scheduled j for tuesday of this week and the Bolivar contest slated for tomorrow night have be a cancelled. The merchants play in port Allegany next tuesday night and Shinglehouse comes Here Friday Jan 27. Army and Navy surplus supplies help locally due to the efforts of Bucktail Post j american legion and the veterans of i foreign wars Post of Smethport j much army surplus clothing and shoes has been secured and distributed locally. Several consignments have been purchased during the fall and w inter. This week the v. F. W. Post sent j in another order for a big consign j ment of u. S. Navy surplus clothing j which will arrive soon. Ralph Rice a member of both vet j Erans organizations has performed j voluminous clerical work involved in i securing these government supplies i and has supervised distribution Harrington Bloomster the marriage of miss y a bloodier daughter of or. A mrs. Peter Bloomster of Bic ornate hollow and Albert Harrington of Troy n. Y., was solemnized at St. Elizabeth Church Smethport last saturday morning attendants were miss Delore Bloomster a sister of the Bride and Emory Kohn the Bride is a charming and popular Young lady. She graduated from Smethport High school with the Cia of 1931 the Groom is athletic director of the Troy n. High school. His Home is in Scranton pair. And mrs. Harrington have taken up their residence in Troy the Democrat unites with Many friends in extending congratulation and Best wishes on this Happy occasion. Local merchants help in distribution of prizes Smethport merchants have United with business men of Bradford and Vicinity in a a Home owners Campaign Quot attention is directed to an advertisement appearing elsewhere in this Issue. Participating merchants will give a $3000 Home on York Street in Brad Foid and thirty five other valuable gifts. The Winner of the Home May choose a certified Check for $1000 of he prefers. The contest under management of c h. Latham publisher of the Bradford City directory is now in Progress and ends saturday March 25. Borough Street commissioner come has a Force of men at work grading along the streets paved last summer. Must move the East Smethport school House due to the fact that the new Bush Hill Cut off of the Roosevelt Highway Between Smethport and port Allegany will run within a few feet of the East Smethport Keating township school House it will be necessary to a move the big two Story wooden building to a new location further removed from the Highway which will bring motor traffic past the school grounds. The Job of moving the Structure will be a pretentious one. Ton of dynamite used in single blasting operation on Bush Hill subscribe fur Deu Incitti blasting operations Are continuing to remove the solid Rock formation encountered by the Power shovels now engaged in making a 50 foot Cut through the Summit of Bush Hill near Smethport on the route of the new Bush Hill Road Grade now being constructed Between this Borough and port Allegany. One Day last week a ton of dynamite was used in one blasting operation on Bush Hill. Blasting is being conducted by experts of the explosive manufacturing company and the charges Are placed so that the Rock is crumbled in a manner to permit easy removal by the Power shovel

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