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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 13, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday july 13, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year no. 28 a a. A a a a a a. A a a a a a engineers to decide local water Issue p. S. Commissioner acres to arbitration proposal the Public hearing in the rate and service argument Between the Borough of Smethport and the Smethport water co. Ended almost before it started last thursday morning at the Mckean county court House. Commissioner p. S. Stahlnecker of the Pennsylvania Public service commission was agreeable to a proposition that a conference of attorneys engineers and representatives of the embattled parties be held before the session proceeded. The result of this conference was an agreement to let the engineers hired by the Borough and water co., with an Engineer representing the p. S. C., attempt to Settle the various Points of the argument agreeably to both parties. The commissioner approved of this plan of arbitration. The three engineers will meet at a time and place As yet unannounced. It is understood that the water co. Is willing to install a modern mechanical chlorination device which it is believed w Ould remove the basis of complaints of bad taste of local drinking water. John m. Rice of Pittsburgh is the Hydraulic Engineer representing the Borough. J. A Carpenter of Gannett Seeley and Fleming Harrisburg holds the similar position with the water co. The first hearing was held before commissioner Stahlnecker in Harrisburg on june 15, at we hich time an adjournment Wras granted to last thursday and the place of hearing changed to Smethport. The argument started Early this year when the water co. Filed a new Tariff with the p. S. C., effective on april i. The big Bone of Contention is the fact that this Tariff increased the Cost of hydrant service for fir Protection from a Flat rate of $200 per year to $25 per hydrant or $950 a year. The Borough promptly filed a protest against this increase and added complaints of poor Quality of drinking we Ater and insufficient pressure in Mains for adequate fire Protection. The water co. Denied the councils allegations and stated that the increase in fire Protection Cost w As necessary because they had operated at a loss for several years. The argument has developed into an expensive proposition the Hydraulic engineers charging $50.00 a Day and expenses for their services to Start with. It is hoped that a speedy agreement won be reached which can be accepted wholeheartedly by both the Borough and water co. Reporter checks Smith s history a reporter from a leading Philadelphia daily newspaper was in this Section on monday interviewing a number of acquaintances of capt. Herbert Smith or As he is known now capt Arthur j. Smith Crosby Soldier of Fortune. The colourful Smith who has climaxed a career of adventure in almost every part of the Globe by recently becoming head of the Khaki shirts of America an organization of sex service men patterned after Mussolini a Black shirts in Italy has established Headquarters in Philadelphia and has been receiving a great Deal of publicity. E w. Jones former sheriff of Mckean county w to w As intimately acquainted with Smith w Hile serving in the county office was one of those interviewed by the Philadelphia reporter. The Newspaperman stated that he talked to capt. Smith last saturday. The former Crosby boy is living like a King and is driven about in an expensive limousine. The members of his Headquarters Khaki shirt organization treat him in a manner which indicates that they have a profound respect for their Leader. The Philadelphia Man said that several attempts have been made by other service menus organizations to cause Smiths arrest on charges of sedition it being alleged that his avowed intention is to take Over the government of the United states and run it right As dictator emulating Mussolini. Hitler and Kemal Pasha. Authorities Are not very alarmed Over Smiths activities in spite of the fact that he claims to have 7,000.000 members enrolled in Tihe Khaki shirts. Smith has had plenty of experience in revolutionary uprising in Central America and Mexico serving in the latter country with Villa and Escobar but has never had much Success in overthrowing the established governments. Maybe he will have More Success in the u. S a the mighty Hitler was a second rate paper Hanger at one time according to report death of mrs. Alice h. Gallup miss Keenan candidate for jury commissioner miss Dora Keenan Well known Smethport lady is a candidate for re election As jury commissioner of Mckean county subject to nomination at the democratic primaries in september. Miss Keenan has proven herself to be a most efficient official. Her announcement appears in this Issue. Pennsy widens Stream the Pennsylvania Railroad has a Crew of men and dredging equipment engaged in widening a Stream we High crosses the Railroad tracks near the chemical Plant in East Smethport. The w Ork is being done As a flood abatement measure water having caused considerable damage to the right of Way several times lately. Look for big Bear crop All indications at present Point to the largest crop of Black bears in Potter county this fall that has been harvested in a number of years according to observations of game protector Logue. Just How Many will fall before the artillery of the Hunters remains to be seen As neither or. Logue nor anyone else cares to venture an estimate. Logue bases his predictions of an unusually Large crop on the fact Bhat the beechnut will be More plentiful than in a number of years and also on the fact that during the past week he has had several Calls from Farmers who have suffered damage from bears. Second Kerr Kaufman Well nears completion a dispatch from Belfast n. Y., says that the eyes of Eastern Oil and Gas operators Are turned toward that Section with completion of the second deep test we Ell of the Kerr amp Kaufman co. The bit has penetrated the Onondaga Limestone at a depth of 2,785 feet and according to those who have watched the Progress of the Well there is every indication that it will turn out to be one of the Best passers to be brought in the Field a few Miles Northeast of Belfast the drillers expect to strike the Rich Oriskany Sand today. William Kerr of Smethport and his brother George Kerr of Olean have a Large interest in the Kerr amp Kaufman co. The first w Ell completed a Short time ago. Produced several million cubic feet of Gas and much to the amazement of observers has a Good showing of Oil also. Mrs. Alice h. Gallup Well known and highly esteemed resident of Burbank. Died on her 75th birthday. Monday. At 7 20 p. In. Mrs Gallup s health had been poor during the past Winter and Spring. Her condition became serious about a month ago. Deceased was born july to 1858, on the same farm at the Entrance of Irish hollow where she died. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Susannah Miller Hussey Pioneer residents of Keating township her father was one of four Brothers who w Ere part of the Hardy band which came from Ireland nearly a Century ago and settled in nearby Irish hollow. The subject of this sketch taught school in Keating and Norwich town ships for a number of terms on sept. 14. 1880, she was United in marriage to Frank a. Gallup prominent resident of this Section. Mrs. Gallup passed away on the same farm where she was born. She was a devout and Active member of the Smethport methodist episcopal Church for 35 years before that time being a member of the m. E. Church at Colegrove. She was a member of the Smethport travellers club for the past 25 years and was a member of Fidelity Grange for More than 30 years holding Many of the important offices during that time. Mrs. Gallup was a Lovely Christian lady of High culture w to was beloved by a wide Circle of friends. Her passing is sincerely mourned and the family has the sympathy of everyone in the loss of this Good woman. Surviving Are one son Earl r. Gallup of Smethport two Brothers. Albert Hussey of Corning. N. A. And Fred Hussey w to resided with mrs. Gallup at Burbank to o granddaughters mrs. Pauline Redington of Limestone. N. Y., and miss Marjorie Gallup of Smethport one great granddaughter Katherine Anne Redington. And one Niece mrs. Earner Holder of Williamsport. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 00 of clock at the Home in Burbank. Rev. H. L. Spangler pastor of the methodist episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be made in Rose Hill Bouton rules against a controller rescinds action establishing costly new county office judge Joseph w. Bouton handed Dow n a decision at a special hearing at the Mckean county court House in Smethport monday w Holch rescinds his former order establishing a controller for Mckean county. The Board of three auditors elected every four years will continue to function. When Mckean county went from the seventh to the sixth class on tile strength of the census of 1930, it automatically became possible to have a county controller to replace the Board of auditors. Petitions were circulated by interested parties asking the establishment of the office and a Laige number of signatures we Ere secured. Including All the county officers. The petitions w Ere presented to judge Bouton at a regular session of court and under the Law it was mandatory for him to establish the office of controller. However a wave of protest swept the county when it w As pointed out i that the controller would be vastly More expensive than the auditors. At the hearing monday it was testified that it w Ould have meant More than $4,000 a year additional to the taxpayers of the county to support a i controller. The total expenses of the i appointment were placed at the Stag Gering sum of $5,300. This includes a yearly salary of $2,500 for the controller. $1,800 for a Deputy and $1,009 for office and expenses. It is said that the yearly average Cost of the i Board of auditors for ten years was $856.77. These facts were presented at the hearing monday by Byron Wolfe of the Law firm of Wolfe and Wolfe. Bradford. Or. Wolfe is Active in the Mckean county tax league a special act of Assembly sponsored by Thos. B. Wilson representative from Mckean county authorized judge Bouton to use his own discretion in the matter of either upholding his original action of the office of controller or rescinding the order. This made it possible for the local Jurist to Call for a Public hearing to decide the question representatives of the Mckean county tax league we hich has a Large membership and the Bradford District Pennsylvania Oil producers association attended the meeting in Smethport on monday to protest against a controller for the county and to ask for continuance of the i Board of auditors. Judge Gleason is in the dumps judge r. Gleason presiding elder of the Smethport intermediate courts has Good reason to believe that some evil influence has caused a Hoodoo or voodoo relationship to exist which makes his personal fishing cars cease running at the Borough dump grounds appropriately or otherwise that is not the question judge Gleason generally drives past the dump on his Way to and from his Camp up potato Creek. Some time ago the judge w As the proud possessor of a touring car of ancient Vintage and it so happened that the vehicle quit running for Good As it was being driven past the dump grounds. The touring car w As replaced with a Sedan of More recent Model but still plenty ancient judged by modern standards and the other Day believe it or not this machine gave a dying gasp on the Road opposite the dump and the judge was compelled to Hoof it for Home the cars just seem to know when they Are through and right where to Stop although they done to know there is a Borough ordinance prohibiting abandonment of cars or parts on the dump. We believe that an exception should be made when the cars pick their own final resting session of Council held monday night attorney Shattuck resigns but was re appointed Foster studholme is mentioned for Olean mayor Many friends in Smethport Are interested in rumours from Olean a Bich indicated that Foster studholme former mayor of that City May again be a candidate for the High office. Or. Studholme resided Here when a Young Man and is a brother of e. A. Studholme. President of the local Grange National Bank. He is a Republican and had a Fine record during his previous term in the mayors office. Or. Studholme conducts one of oleans leading drug stores. Mckean county surveyed for proposed Pittsburgh Lake Erie Barge canal Pittsburgh. July of an economic Survey for a proposed Pitts Burgh Lake Erie Barge canal which Points to the Rich Mineral deposits and Industrial possibilities of the Allegheny River French Creek route were made Public tonight. The report w As filed with Federal engineers and with the department of forests and Waters at Harrisburg today by the upper Allegheny improvement association a which sponsored the study. It states that canalization of the Ohio River cannot serve its greatest purpose unless it becomes a main artery of the Inland waterway freight system connecting the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico with the great lakes the report which embraces a study of Armstrong. Butler Clarion Venango Forest. Warren. Mckean. Erie. Crawford and Mercer counties says the first Section of the canal from East Brady to Oil City a distance of 63 Miles taps the greatest reserves of natural resources in the Allegheny Valley. The second Section a abort distance of 58 Miles is from Oil City to Warren. The third unit from Franklin to Erie is 74 Miles and Federal approval of this Section will create a main artery from the Ohio River at Pittsburgh to Lake Erie via Allegheny River French Creek riders in horse show the Smethport Riding school will be represented at the big horse show to be held in Ludlow next saturday starting at 10 30 a rn., by a number of horses and riders. Milton g. Potter proprietor of the school has announced the following local entries mrs. Mary mrs. Milton g. Potter Quot audacious Quot and Quot Emily miss Edith Andrew s�?1"meddler.1�?� miss Marguerite Potter a Quot lady Gray Quot Milton Potter Gray and Howard Leonard Olson Quot meddler Quot Milton g Potter a Quot audacious Quot Quot Emily , and it is expected that Over sixty horses will be entered in the mid summer show at Ludlow which will be held at Wildcat Park sponsored by the Ludlow Community association Foi the Benefit of the Paik. An intermission will be taken for lunch and the show will not end before 5 00 of clock in the afternoon a Large number of handsome trophies have been donated to be awarded to the winners ribbons will be Given to All others who place three Hunt teams have been entered to represent the crack mounted National guard unit at Clearfield. Other notable entries include tip toe Quot owned by Eugene Mccreight of Punxsutawney who won the steeplechase at the gendarme Miles farm show near Punxsutawney a week ago. And Quot Bob Winn Quot owned by h. Herger of port Allegany w to was first in the three gaited class at the Greensburg show. A Large number of entries have been received from Bradford it is announced. Beaver Legal prey Hunt staggered local Man has contract for Eldred building Raymond Quot red Larson Well known Smethport Man has been awarded the contract for Brick work on the new building to be built by the Eldred Odd Fellows Lodge. The Structure which will be started in a few Days will be two stories of Brick and tile. It will be 50 feet by 40 feet in size. Or. Larson is an expert Workman and will perform his part of the contract speedily and satisfactorily. Bar association will endorse candidate for judge of Mckean county the Kane Republican says that the Mckean county bar association will meet in Bradford next monday to endorse a candidate for the president judgeship of Mckean county. Prospective workmen invited to Register Here it is expected that the state Highway department will do some Road we Ork in this Vicinity very shortly and inasmuch As Albert Cleveland will not have charge of labor this year All men who wish employ ment should Register at the county emergency Relief office in Smethport without delay. Or. Cleveland a list compiled last summer is obsolete and no part of it will be used this year. The new registration is for Smethport and Cut Cost of juice Here the Bradford electric co. Promises to reduce Domestic and commercial rates approximately $46,000 per year in the territory it serves if the Bedford Council will Grant it a new franchise. A reduction of $37,300 yearly Wili be made within the City limits a Cut of $8,800 is proposed outside the City. It is understood that any reduction in Bradford will also be passed along to Smethport residents by a Cut in wholesale rates to this town. Kane place raided Kane Republican. Micele. 336 Bayard Street today was free under $1500 bail for appearance at the next term of court following his arrest yesterday afternoon for violation of the liquor Laws. Micele w As placed under arrest after a raid on his residence by state police. Chief of police Ira Lee and officer Jack Mcewen yesterday afternoon. Officers found 36 pints and two Gallons of alcohol they alleged. He was Given a hearing before jus Tiee of the peace Emile Stenger and was later released after posting bail. Girl drowns at Warren Warren july 9 a stepping in a deep Hole. Miss Yelsa Miller. 19. A student nurse in a Jamestown. N. A. Hospital drowned in the Allegheny River late today w Hile her parents and a sister looked on the Young woman with her sister. Vivian we As wading with a group of Young people at Dunn a Eddy near Warren. Although the bathers were holding hands As they advanced into the Stream. Miss Miller s companion we As unable to save the girl As she stepped into a deep Hole. The regular meeting of the Smethport Borough Council was held monday evening with Ostrander Hull Nellis Kelly. Freeman and Dickinson present. Burgess Daniel Bacon and solicitor Shattuck were also in attendance. Attorney Shattuck tendered his resignation As solicitor but he was reappointed at a salary of $50 00 per month. Or Shattuck accepted the reappointment. It we As voted to the Smethport band the sum of $10.00 for each weekly concert for a period not exceeding ten w weeks. Elmer quirk appeared at the meeting and asked that something he done to Stop speeding on King Street. Stop signs will be placed on King Street at the intersections of Mechanic and state streets. D. L Mccauley was awarded a contract for the furnishing of electric bulbs to the Borough. Guy Mccoy measurer of the Relief association of the Smethport fire department. Submitted a report to the Council which was accepted and filed plans were discussed for utilizing More labor available in Exchange for state Relief orders. Ralph yet Don proprietor of yer done Sou and Gas station on East main Street attended the meeting and requested the Council to ask the Bell Telephone co. To move several poles. The Borough solicitor and electric supt. Norman we Ere instructed to take this matter up with the proper Bell company officials. The report of the Secretary of the Smethport Board of health was read and accepted. The following Bills were read John a Rice professional service i $266 of collector of internal Revenue excise tax $63.76 Seth Norman Sal Ary $175 of Glen Mincer salary $125.00 Chaa. Lemmler salary $50.00 i f h sever. Salary $50 00 c w j Shattuck salary $25 00 Lyle Drake salary $5,00 l. O. Comes salary i $11000 c. J Van lad blacksmithing i $38 76 p s a n. Railroad freight $397.20 Edgar w. A amp us my paint $3 to Anderson a Carlson leather. 75c Fay a Mckirnan. Gasoline 98c Mckean county Miner printing $1.80 Yerdon Sou a Gas station gasoline. $3,45 l. K Hogarth Secretary of Board of health. $25.00 Democrat pub fishing co., printing $1 80 Smethport natural Gas co., Gas. $5 40 Peterson a garage gasoline 90c Anderson s service station gasoline $10.31 Buffalo Springfield roller co., roller $202 90 f. J. Quirk gasoline $5 01 Bradford i electric co., electric current $742 61 Anderson s service station gasoline i $1.28 Quaker state refining co Nap tha. 64c Square Deal garage co i gasoline. $5 75 win f. S Pecht insurance Agency premiums $16 88 Daniel Bacon pipe $2 40 c w. Freeman estimating Timber $10.00 m of Brien police duty$11000 Ross Coy Lostro cinders $15.00 John Digel labor $17 60 Smethport water co., water $190, $2 85 and $231.56 Chaa w. Maeser supplies $13.40 Bradford electric co., brackets. $1.75 Chaa. W. Masher supplies. $4 45 Mellert Weidner co roller $76 Al Kendall refining co. Gasoline $27.38 Joe Wirt labor $17.60 Milt Wright labor $15 60 Bob Taylor labor $18,00 Leo Herzog j labor $17 60 Carlton Kohn labor $13.60 Frank j. Masters labor $7 20 Olof Hector labor $7.20 Burt Metz i Gar. Labor. $17.60 Dudley Day labor i $12 00 Floyd Nichols labor credited on lumber $9 60 Russell Johnson i trucking $24,75 Federal crushed Stone co., Stone $410 88 Holmes a i Gilfillan. Supplies $48 83 Raymond Hull labor. $69,00 Ruth Walker duplicate $1500 John m Rice engineering. $445 62 e. E Mayer transcript $46.00 c. L Lorah surveying. $14.20 c w. Shattuck expenses $4000, the Bills As read were ordered paid except Holmes a Gilfillan water co. Bill for $231.56 and Bill for atone to be paid july 15th if funds Are available. A Transfer of Money from the electric to the general fund was necessary to Bills. The state game commission today authorized the first open season since 1895 for the trapping of Beaver and ordered a staggered Hunting season foe All Small game. The open season for Beaver will extend from March i to april to 1934, while the Small game staggered season will extend from november i to 30. The open season for Deer will to december i to 15. Bucks with two or More Points to each Antler will to Legal Quarry. The Bear season will be november to to 30. There will be no open season on Elk this year. The season on Mink opossum Skunk and Otter will be november i to february 28, inclusive. The season on Muskrat opens december i and close february 28. The staggered syn Stem on All Small game including wild turkeys Mala ring necked pheasants ruffed grouse Quail rabbits hares and squirrels is november i and 2 6. 7, to and la 16, 17 and 18 27, 28. 29 and 30. In trapping Beaver either steel or five Beaver traps May be used. Killing Beaver with firearms is prohibited except that a Beaver caught in a Legal trap May be shot. Persons holding resident Hunter s licenses May trap beavers. The bag limit is six for the season and All hides must be examined by the game commission before they May a victim is still in danger miss Helen Ostrander who was terribly burned in the powder explosion monday night of last week which caused the deaths of Fred Fleer mrs. John Ostrander and Little Donna Jean Ostrander at the Freer Home on link Hiu Between Smethport and port Allegan is slightly improved according to reports yesterday from Tbs port Allegany Hospital but her condition is still dangerous. Of the six persons w to were injured in the blast in addition to thres who died. Vincent Dorian an employs of the Kendall filling station at Eldred is the Only one beside miss Ostrander w to has not recovered sufficiently to be discharged from the Hospital. However or. Dorian is reports j de to be recovering satisfactorily and at the present rate will be Able to return Home in about a week. Those who have been discharged from the Hospital Are can. Nunn i Orrin Freer Winifred Freer and mrs. Matt Ostrander. Veterans asked to hold up filing of new claims James Mccabe adjutant of Mckean Post. No. 2497, veterans of foreign wars. Southport has received the following letter and orders from e. R Renke manager of the Pittsburgh office of the u. S. Veterans Bureau Quot due to the fact that recent amendments to the Public no. 2 necessitates that All compensation cases that ars i in receipt of benefits be reviewed this i office will not be Able to answer any i correspondence in connection with these claims or new claims. It is contemplated that the review will taks from four to six weeks. We would appreciate if it you would advise Tbs i veterans of this fact and that enquiries he withheld until the review i is completed a naturally the same thing applies to appeals App los should not is made until the c. Sea Are again reviewed under the recent amendment. I you will be officially notified when to file appeals and new claims Quot or. Mccabe is in receipt of All new forme issued to Date and will gladly furnish them to All veterans upon request. No forms have been issued so far for filing appeals. Mkrvind1le deep test ois Weh is in Bradford sino the deep test Gas Well being drilled by the Atlantic Seaboard natural Gas co. To the Oriskany Sand on the Smethport Anticline at Marvindale is Down to the Bradford Sand. The following statement was issued by Arthur Davidor of Coudersport yesterday Quot the Well is now drilling at 1800 feet and everything is progressing most satisfactorily. A delay of several Day s we As experienced to remove the fire Hazard As the result of a Large volume of Gas encountered in the Bradford Sands. The flow has been steadily increasing and by actual gauge is shown to be Over 100,000 cubic feet. A device had to be installed to divert the Gas so As to make deeper drilling possible and the Well will be continued to the Oriskany Sand which we believe will be encountered at 5500 Benjamin f. Ordiway Benjamin f. Ordiway a former Hazelhurst resident passed away at the Home of his son Willard Ordiway. At we Golf run tuesday afternoon at 12 50 of clock. He had been confined to his bed for the past three month and had been in poor health since last january. Benjamin Franklin Ordiway was bom in Cameron county on july 12, 1857, and had resided in this Section his entire life. He was preceded in death by his wife 19 years ago. He was a Man of quiet and unassuming nature who merited the esteem of a Large Circle of friends who were grieved to learn of his passing. Surviving Are one daughter mrs. D. L. Bells of Rew four sons Willard Ordiway of Wolf run Millard Ordiway of Hammondsport n. Y., Cecil and Celand Ord Way. Of it. Jewett one sister mrs Louise Mallet of Erie two Brothers Mart Ordiway of Hazelhurst and John Ordiway of Andover n. A. 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at noon at the Home of Willard Ordiway in Wolf run and at 2 00 porn. In the Grimes Church near port Allegany. Burial will be made i in the Grimes cemetery. Rob port dentists office the office of or h. E. Cromwell port Allegany dentist we As burglarized the forepart of last we Eek. About $25 Worth of scrap Gold and a number of old coins were taken

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