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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 20, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday july 20, 1933 terms Uoo per year. No. 29 county bar Assn. Endorses Bouto District attorney Hubbard to run for judge in spite of barristers action hot fight promised the Mckean county bar association endorsed the candidacy of judge j. Bouton to succeed himself on Bench at a meeting held in Bradford monday evening. District attorney Charles g. Hubbard of Kane formally announced his candidacy for the office of president judge of Mckean county monday night. It had been rumoured for some time that or. Hubbard would be a candidate for the important office. Both judge Bouton and or. Hubbard seek the nomination at the Republican primaries to be held on sept. 19, of this year. Rumours of other prospective candidates for the judicial Post of the county have not materialized into any definite announcements. The race Between judge Bouton and the District attorney promises to be an interesting one to follow. Judge j Bouton has presided on the Bench for thirty years with a distinguished record. He seeks nomination for the fourth term of ten years. Or. Hubbard a Kane attorney who has practice in this county for 27 years was first elected District attorney in 1927 and was re nominated on the Republican ticket in 1931 in the face of Strong opposition. Nomination was equivalent to election there being no opposing candidates of other political parties. The meeting of the county bar association was held in accordance of the custom of informing the voters i of the county in general of the association s Choice in the matter of a judge it being taken for granted that the lawyers Are most vitally interested and Are Best qualified to endorse a candidate. Thirty six members were present at the meeting in the Chambers of the Bradford Council in the City building and dispatches stated that the voting favored judge Bouton by a narrow margin. Heretofore or. Hubbard has had solid backing of dry elements and Church organizations in his political aspirations but it will be a question whether either of the present candidates will receive that solid Block of votes. Judge Bouton has administer j de Justice in cases involving violations of the liquor Laws in a manner which leaves nothing to be desired surely from a dry standpoint. Friends of or. Hubbard believe he will make a real fight for the nomination regardless of the action of the i bar association the result will be known Only after the votes Are counted. Democratic candidate it was Learned last night that j. I p. Devlin Bradford attorney and former county commissioner is circulating petitions As democratic candidate for judge of Mckean county. Ancient barn sign favors Polk election Winfield Stark manager of the a Smethport garage has located an a interesting landmark an ancient a barn on a farm below Coryville. A the Structure is still in a state of splendid preservation. A on one Side of the building is a a weather beaten political sign the letters of which can still be read on close scrutiny. A the sign reads a Polk and Dallas a it evidently stands As a Monu a ment to a local pioneers Alleg Fiance nearly a Century ago to a James Knox Polk who served As a president of the United states from 1845 to 1849. A Polk a Democrat was elected on the Issue of annexation of a Texas. During his administration the War Between the United states and Mexico was fought. Pc. A. Andersons half Century c. A. Anderson prominent and highly esteemed Colegrove merchant will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of his business in the nearby town on August i. The Golden Date will also Mark the completion of fifty years service by or. Anderson As postmaster of Colegrove. Or. Anderson is 73 years of age but is still Active. He will be aided in celebrating the memorable anniversary by three friends r. N. Wilson. 73 Fred Grantier 77, and c. M. Benson. 75 the four have been Boon companions for half a Century and All have lived in Colegrove or Vicinity since boyhood. They resided there during the hectic lumber Days when the big Timber was being Cut in that Section and later saw the pump station of the National transit co. Established there. The National transit or its predecessors built a huge tank farm at Colegrove and there was intense rivalry Between the tank builders and the woodsmen both of which were always willing to uphold their reputations of being rip snorting fighting men. Originally built to Send Oil from the Bradford Field to the Seaboard at Philadelphia the process has been reversed at the Colegrove station in recent years and now Western and South american Oil is brought to Philadelphia and pumped through Colegrove to refineries in Franklin Oil City and the Pittsburgh sector. Most of the huge tanks have been dismantled at Colegrove. Or. Anderson known far and wide and As honest business Man had a huge Trade at his general store during the Boom Days of the town and still does a Good business rooster nurses flock of Chicks the unusual spectacle of a full grown rooster tenderly nursing a Large flourishing flock of baby Chicks is reported by mrs. Lulu Mcguire who resides on West Green Street. Mrs. Mcguire decided to raise some chickens this year and purchased a Quantity of incubator hatched Chicks. There being no hens to Mother the Brood the rooster advanced in years decided to take them under his Wing and has been doing a first class Job As nursemaid. The rooster Calls the Chicks with a familiar Quot Cluck when he finds some particularly succulent morsel of food and is constantly on guard for any menacing thing that might approach. At night the Chicks Nestle under the body and wings of the rooster the same As if he was their Mother instead of a mechanical incubator. The Chicks have grown to such an extent that the kind hearted rooster is considerably elevated from the ground Wrhen All his proteges Crow d under him. This episode is typical of the degeneration of the male sex in general we suppose although it is a Lucky break for the Chicks. Mrs. Mcguire a rooster appears per a factly Normal in every other respect j a he can Crow lustily and As far As is. Known has never tried to Lay an egg. How Ever he May relinquish his masculine attributes and spend the rest of his life trying to Hatch a Rumor of larger Force at Valley refinery officials of the big Quaker state Oil refinery at Farmers Valley near Smethport deny a Rumor of important operating changes in compliance with the new National Industrial recovery program. The Rumor widely circulated was to the effect that the working Force we Ould be increased by one third that under the recovery program there w Ould be four full shifts we Ork ing six hours each instead of three shifts working eight hours each and j that of workers was to be increased to amount to almost As much As under the eight hour working Day. Inquiry by this newspaper brought Forth information that there a no truth to the fires shot at Capi Arthur Smith wrong Man killed As result of poor aim of anti Facista the hectic career of Captain Arthur j. Smith colourful Crosby Solc Fier of Fortune nearly reached an abrupt termination last Friday evening in new Yolk City when a Man fired a pistol at him at close Range. The Bullet missed Smith but killed a Man named Antonio Fierro. Captain Smith who is now commander of the Khaki shirts of America an organization of veterans patterned after Mussolini s italian fascist was fired at Point Blank while attempting to quiet hecklers at a meeting of the Khaki shirts at Astoria Queens. The shot broke up the meeting. Knives flashed and clubs were flourished As 200 persons were stampeded Many were trampled As they rushed for exits and latest reports state that More than a score were injured. Adios serzans 31. An unemployed chauffeur we As identified by Captain Smith As the Man who Drew a revolver and fired at him Terzani h held on a homicide charge. Smith maintains Headquarters for the Khaki shirt organization in Philadelphia but was in new York on a recruiting tour when the attempt was made to assassinate him. Apparently the Luck which has guided the former Crosby boy through scores of experiences in All parts of the Globe still holds Good. Smith has seen service with revolutionary armies in Mexico. Central America Morocco and with the chinese nationalist forces to say nothing of serving in both the British and american armies during the world War. Smiths nerves must have been hardened years ago by his experiences in the hazardous profession of a sol Dier of Fortune so the episode of last Friday night probably appeared tame to reptiles seen in county a Crew of workmen from the Mckean county Highway maintenance Headquarters in Smethport killed a Large Copperhead Snake near the scene of their employment at Wrights one Day last we Eek. The reptile one of the Moat venomous in North America is fortunately very rare in Mckean county. Residents will not be delighted to learn that a specimen has been found but Are glad that it is now deceased. Ever increasing reports Are received of rattlesnakes appearing in this county formerly entirely free of the poisonous reptiles although almost surrounded by infested areas. Joe Charlsky killed a five foot Rattler on Willow Creek one Day last week it possessed seven rattles and a Button. With rattlers and copperheads appearing hereabouts it would be Well for everyone to watch their step while out in the engagement of or. Bengs and miss Allen e. H. Southwick enters race for jury commissioner Enos h. Southwick Well known Smethport Man has announced his candidacy for the nomination for jury commissioner of Mckean county subject to the Republican primary in september. Or. Southwick has a wide acquaintance in the county and will be a formidable contender for the office. He is a Veteran of the Spanish american War and a member of Mckean Post. V. F. W., Smethport. He is talented musician who has been identified with bands and orchestras in this Section for Many years. Or. Southwick is highly qualified to assume the duties of jury commissioner if nominated and committee met in Bradford last night an enthusiastic and largely attended meeting of the Mckean county democratic committee was held at the hotel Holley in Bradford last evening. County chairman r. J. Cooper of Bradford was unanimously re elected for the second year in recognition of the splendid service he has rendered the party. County commissioner t. F. Hungiville of Smethport was elected treasurer. Plans were discussed for a Strong democratic ticket for county offices to be filled at the election in november. Asher Johnson of Bradford revered democratic Leader who is recovering from a Long illness delivered a stirring address which aroused the enthusiasm of the Large number present. Resolutions were adopted lauding the remarkable achievements of the Roosevelt administration. Those present from Smethport at the meeting last night were county commissioner t. F. Hungiville miss Belva Ford local committee woman miss Dora Keenan jury commissioner j. G. Saulpaugh and Rubaii r. of crude Oil was Given another increase Pittsburgh. July 17.�?a 15-cent a barrel increase in Pennsylvania crude Oil was announced by the South Penn Oil co. And the Tidewater pipe lines Ltd. The increase brought prices paid by purchasing agencies Here to the following figures a barrel Southwest Pennsylvania pipe line $1.52 Eureka pipe lines $1.47 Buckeye pipe lines $1.32 new York transit and National transit lines. $1.85. The Price of gasoline was increased i cent a gallon today throughout Eastern Pennsylvania by major companies making the Price of regular gasoline 16t cents a gallon including state and Federal tax the 2-cent discount for Cash offered by the larger companies remained in effect discuss plans for annual county farm picnic a meeting of the committee in charge of arrangements for the annual Mckean county farm picnic was held last w Eek in Smethport. Plans were discussed for the picnic to be held in August on a Date to be announced later. The tentative program Calls for a prominent speaker and numerous games and contests. It is the Hope of the committee to make the affair of interest to All residents of the county. The Outing is sponsored by the Mckean county Pomona Grange the Smethport canopus club and the Mckean county agricultural Extension association. Kenneth Mayo injured in leaping from roof thrown off balance we Hen he tripped while leaping from the roof of a Sun porch one Day last week Kenneth Mayo 10-year-old son of mrs. Inez Miayo of Kane and a Nephew of attorney Guy b. Mayo of Smethport fell Twenty five feet to the ground striking on his head and shoulders. The boy sustained slight injuries to his head and face. Unconscious from the Shock of the fall Young Mayo at first was believed to have suffered a fractured Skull and was taken to the Kane Community Hospital for observation his injuries however we Ere found not to be serious and he w As dismissed from the Hospital the next Day. The mishap occurred at the Home of m j. Daly in Kane w Here the youth was playing with a number of other lads. Meeting to be held in Smethport to Start the wheat production act first Steps in the wheat production program As it affects Mckean county will be taken next week in a meeting for the discussion of the provisions of the agricultural adjustment act and the election of local representatives on a county Board for the preliminary administration of the affairs in this county. The meeting has been scheduled for wednesday july 26, at 8 00 p in. In the grand jury room of the court House at Smethport. Ail Farmers who grow w heat in Mckean county Are urged to attend the ribbons for horsemen entries of the Smethport Riding school in the big horse show at Ludlow last saturday scored a first place three seconds and two thirds against spirited opposition. The local winners w Ere Saddle horses audacious Smethport Riding school first. Pleasure horses audacious Smethport Riding school second. Ladies Saddle horses audacious Smethport Riding school second. Light weight Hunters a doughboy Smethport Riding school third. Family class family of or. And mrs. Milton g. Potter Smethport second. Hunt team 3 horses a Smethport Riding school third. A crowd of 2.000 people watched the show saturday according to estimates of the committee. Proceeds w ent to the Ludlow Community association w hich sponsored the event and will be used to improve Wildcat Park where the show we As held. The great Success of the event will guarantee that it will be held annually hereafter according to present plans horses from the of is to and stable in Ludlow set the Pace for the show winning six firsts three seconds a third and a fourth. The judge was George Clemens of a on n. Y., w to was assisted by Fred Adair of Buffa o. N. Over two Enty horses were entered in some of the events the engagement of miss Catherine Allen of Cleveland Ohio and or. I id ing a Benga a member of the i staff of physicians at the Warren state Hospital w As announced yesterday afternoon at a party Given at the Home of miss Allen in Cleveland. The wadding will be solemnized next fall according to the announce ment. Miss Allen who is a teacher in the Cleveland Public schools is Well known in Smethport where she has frequently visited. Or. Benga is the son of in Hilda Bengs of Philadelphia. Formerly of Smethport. He to a graduate of the Smethport High University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia and the u. Of p. Medical school. He has been a member of the staff at j the Warren state Hospital since last a december miss Martha Colegrove of Smethport motored to Cleveland on tues i Day to attend the announcement party. Mrs. Nicholas Zeppettella word has been received Here of the death of mrs. Nicholas Seppet Telli aged about 50, former resident of Smethport which occurred in a Hospital at Rochester n. Y., Early thu month. Mrs. Zeppettella was stricken with appendicitis and passed away in less than two Enty four hours after becoming ill. Deceased w As born in Italy but came to this country when a Young girl the family resided in Hazelhurst for a number of years but now live in Detroit. Surviving Are her husband and four children her parents or. And mrs. James Martelle of Detroit three Brothers. Frank Anthony and Joseph and one sister favors my Kean co. Road improvements link of Smethport Warren Short routers included that governor Gifford Pinchot favors the widening of the Roosevelt Highway u. S. Route 6, from Kane toward Lantz Corners on the my Jewett portion of the Road was reported last week by members of a committee representing the Mckean county motor club which interviewed the governor in Harrisburg. Other projects brought to the attention of governor Pinchot were the widening of route 446, entering and leaving the Borough of Eldred and the completion of the remaining link of the Highway Between Marshburn and it. Alton. The committee we As not Given any definite information concerning work on the projects As it was told that allocations for the highways have not been completed As yet. The committee appointed to interview the state executive included a j Bond Bradford r e. Burdick Smethport l. C. Arney Kane and h. M. Wick Bradford. Messes. Wick and Amey were unable to attend the meeting and the others were accompanied by Harry s Garvin Secretary of the club in outlining the need for widening of the route Between Kane and it. Jewett the committee explained How the Road carried the second greatest traffic in the county according to club estimates. The Road it waa shown was originally constructed on the lines of the old dirt Road which resulted in Many dangerous curves. In addition it is altogether too narrow for safety. The important Highway through Eldred carries a great Deal of traffic to and from new York state and is also dangerously narrow the few unpaved Miles of Road Between Marshburn and my Alton of completed would provide a new hard surface route from Smethport to Warren via Kinzua. A Branch of this Road from Custer City near Bradford to Warren was finished last year steel work on new Corner drug store the Hyde Murphy construction co. Of Ridgway has been making rapid Progress this week placing the heavy steel Skeleton of or. W a. Ostrander a new Corner drug store. A sizeable Crew of men mostly local residents. Is employed on tha steel work and several carpenters Ara engaged in preliminary operation which will proceed full blast when tha steel work is completed. Death of Geo. Fitzsimmons George Fitzsimmons aged 77, died at his Home in Conneaut Ohio on wednesday of last week or Fitzsimmons was born in Hartwell and resided in this Section until 18 years ago when he moved to Conneaut. He was employed at the old Eldred Tannery at one time surviving Are four daughters mrs Henry Mcgavisk and mrs e. R Tanner of Smethport mrs Creighton Newhouse. Of Minneapolis Winnand mrs. John e Sullivan of Conneaut Ohio two sons Leonard of Perry n. A and George of Buffalo eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Conneaut last saturday and burial waa made in that place. It rained Here on St. Swithin a Day so watch out according to tradition if it Rains on St. Swithin a Day there will be rain every Day for forty Days. Last saturday july 15, was the historic Date and it rained Here late in the afternoon. In spite of this ill Omen there have already been several Days without rain. Scout Camp fire last night boy scouts of troop i Smethport enjoyed a Camp fire meeting on town Hill last night two men sentenced James p Wyand and John p. Duffy former members of the civilian conservation corps who came from Pittsburgh to work in the forests of this Section were sentenced on charges of robbery by judge j. Bouton in Smethport last Friday. Wyand was sent to the Western Penitentiary for a term of 114 to 3 years and Duffy was Given an indeterminate term in the Huntington reformatory. Both Young men had entered pleas of guilty to the charge of stealing a Sedan owned by Charles a Lantz of Ludlow. They were arrested by state Highway patrolmen at Leeper while Enro Ute to their Homes in the stolen vehicle. One of the men had been discharged from the c. C. C. Camp As a trouble maker and his Friend deserted to accompany him Home. Pipe line progresses port Allegany july 18.�?the pipe line of the United natural Gas co. From the Hebron Field to the company s lines in Mckean county is reported completed to fishing Creek near Roulette. Marvindale Well report the deep Oriskany Sand test Well of the Atlantic Seaboard Gas co. On the Smethport Anticline at Marvindale was drilling at 2,000 feet yesterday according to Hewitt to go on the retired list of u. S. Navy miss Elizabeth m Hewett of Smethport will refine As chief nurse United states Navy on september i of this year after Twenty five years of service. Miss Hewitt arrived Here this week to visit her sister mrs. Laura h. Van Dusen. Of King Street and her brother Fred Hewett of Farmers Valley. She has retired from Active duty already and will be placed on the list officially in six weeks the local nurse has had a distinguished record during her Long period of service in the Navy. Prior to her retirement she we As chief nurse of the u. S. Naval Hospital at Philadelphia second Kerr Kaufman Well shot yesterday William Kerr of Smethport was in Belfast n. Y., yesterday to be present when the second Well of the Kerr Kaufman co. Was shot in the Field near that town no report has been received of the volume of Gas secured in the new Well. Start work of extending Road from Burbanks the Keating township supervisors have started work of extending the Smethport Burbank Macadam pavement from Burbanks Corners to a Point beyond the j. A Gallup farm. Farmers of that Section Are contributing much Volunteer labor to the project and j. V. Gallup donated the Stone to be used for the paving. Girl reserves to hold Garden party at tree farm next saturday the Smethport girl reserves will hold a Garden party at the Eastman tree farm Farmers Valley next saturday afternoon at three of clock. Several scenes from Shakespeare a a a Midsummer nights dream will be presented As entertainment and the Public is cordially invited the entertainment is being coached by lbs Jack Clarke and miss Ada studholme. The cast of the shakespearian Lection is a follows Quot Oberon a Alberta Guenter. Quot titania Quot a Jean Livermore. Quot puck Quot a Pauline Claughlin. Quot Bottoms a Lucy Keenan. Quot quince a Alice Lillibridge. Quot snug Quot a Louise Hull. Quot Stout Quot a Eloise Herzog. Quot starve Ling Quot a Norma Hull. The fairies1 parts will be taken by a group of dancers led by miss Phyllis brow new physician arrives Here or James m Rodgers of Pittsburgh has located in Smethport establishing an office in the quarters in the Odd Fellows building formerly occupied by the late or. H l. Mccoy or. Rodgers w As Bora Jan. 9, 190�, in Pittsburgh. He attended Grad school and High school in Pittsburgh after which he was a student at Ohio state University. He graduated from the medical College of the University of Pittsburgh with the class of 1928 and served hts internship at the mercy Hospital Pittsburgh in 1926-27. Or. Rodgers did p it at graduate work in pathology Bact ecology and serology at the Allegheny general Hospital. Pittsburgh from 1827 to 1929, and since the latter Date has been engaged in the practice of Medicine in Pittsburgh. Or. Rodger la a gentleman of pleasing personality and should be highly successful in the practice of his profession Here. His wife and Small daughter will join him in the near future. Plan for Tri county picnic of the american legion plans Are underway for the annual Tri county picnic of the american legion Whir will be held near Lafayette on sunday. July 30 members of legion posts in Smethport it. Jewett Bradford port Allegany Eldred Kane Ludlow and Emporium will attend the Outing. Complete new blending Plant at Valley refinery a new Quot a a blending Plant has been completed at the Farmers Valley refinery of the Quaker state Oil refining corporation. The purpose of the new installation is to improve straight run gasoline to Premium rating. A steel and Concrete Bridge has been completed across Cole Creek at the refinery. The Span connects the main Plant with the new dubs cracking unit. An addition is being built to the Model refinery filling station which is in the Center of the Farmers Valley Quot a Quot Highway end of Dush Hiu Road grading project Hie Mellert wielder co. Of Medina Ohio is nearing the end of its big contract for the grading of the Bush Hill Short Cut of the Roosevelt Highway Between Smethport and port Allegany. The shovels will Complete the heavy excavation work this week after which there will be about two weeks of Fine Grade work. Two Miles of Road on this end of the route Are ready for approval by the state. Tho remainder of the work is to be done Between the big Cut at the top of Bush Hill and the port Allegany end. Traffic is now permitted on several sections of the new Grade but the heavy dust Clouds raised by cars have a depressing effect on the volume of travel

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