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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 27, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley. Smethport. Pa., thursday july 27, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. . 30 sex police chief demands cell residence L. Morrison badly Oam Ageo barns Steinhauer and Tanner farms Burneo a terrific and incessant bombardment lightning which accompanied two distinct cloudburst which deluged Smethport and surrounding area sunday afternoon and evening destroyed two barns at nearby Farmers Valley another barn at Coleville and hit two local residences doing much damage to both. The local fire department was called out by two the double residence L. Mor Rison West King Street was badly damaged by a Bolt during the afternoon storm which broke with extreme fury shortly after 2 00 clock. The Bolt first hit one the huge Trees the Henry Hamlin mansion grounds across the Street shattered a Large limb and followed a radio Aerial wire to the Morrison residence striking the second Story a Bay window with the explosive Force an artillery Shell. The lightning Tore out two windows and shattered the Woodwork the Bay window tearing out Interior plastering and hurling fragments window Glass and Wood debris Clear across the Street. The floor a Large Hall next to the Bay window was covered to considerable depth with a litter debris. fire followed the Bolt. Providentially All members the Morrison family consisting mrs. Dora Morrison and her children. Or. And mrs. L. Morrison daughter. Joan and a. E. Morrison had been invited out for sunday dinner and no one was in the House at the time. Damage to the residence totalled nearly $300. This was covered by insurance. On monday contractor Alfred Johnson was engaged to make repairs and a Force carpenters worked during the Day to repair the damage. House set afire during sunday afternoons storm a Bolt lightning hit the residence de. Norman water Street did great damage to the electric wiring and set fire to the House the Blaze was Between Walls and was a stubborn one to combat but was extinguished by members the family without an alarm being turned in. Lightning bolts felled a Large tre the Smethport country club Golf course and a huge Pine tree the Burlingame farm at Kasson. Tanner barn destroyed sunday afternoon a Bolt hit the barn the farm Fred Brockham at Farmers Valley which is tenanted by John Tanner starting a fire which burned the Structure to the ground. Or. Tanner had just harvested a Fine crop Hay. Which was destroyed. As was an assortment valuable farm machinery. Cattle quartered in the barn were removed. The loss will total nearly $3000 . Brockham carried some insurance the barn but . Tanner was without Protection. His loss is a severe one. A truck the Smethport fire department responded to a Call for help but was unable to be any service after making the run to Farmers Valley. Steinhauer barn Burns during the second storm which broke with terrifying fury shortly after 6 00 clock sunday evening lightning hit the Large barn Ute farm mrs. L. Steinhauer at Farmers Valley starting a fire which burned the Fine Structure to the ground. The Harvest a bumper crop Hay had just been completed at the Steinhauer farm and was stored in the barn along with valuable farm machinery and equipment. All was consumed by the flames. The loss will total three four thousand dollars with some insurance. A Call for help was sent to the Smethport fire department and due to the fact that it was erroneously reported that the Large Keating township consolidated school was burning local firemen responded with one the pumpers and a chemical truck. A Quick run was made to Farmers Valley through a torrent rain but services the firemen were not needed. Local motorists sunday evening reported a barn burning at Coleville but facts this fire if any Are not available. During both storms sunday rain fell in torrents ending the drouth and filling streams Bank full it has been Many years since this Section has witnessed storms such fury patrolman Baxter felled by Bolt a during the terrific electrical storm sunday afternoon patrol Man Richard Baxter the a Smethport sub station the state Highway patrol was felled by a lightning Bolt at Colegrove. Or. Baxter patrolling the Smethport Emporium Highway a saw the storm about to break and alighted from his motorcycle seeking temporary shelter along Side the pump station the a United natural Gas co., situated close to the Highway. A Bolt following a Telegraph a wire threw Baxter to the ground a with violent Force. A the popular officer quickly re Vived and although rendered ill a and weak was Able to remount a his motorcycle and continue a duty. A Bradford Era with disorderly conduct the Highway following an Accident at Foster Brook june 27, former police chief Harry g. Solt was fined $1 and costs at a hearing before Alderman Fred b. Nicholas saturday. The charge was preferred by John Van aur neum. A Seneca Indian whose car figured in the collision with . Solfa vehicle. Refusing to pay the Fine and costs. Or. Solt was taken to the county jail in Smethport. He was released yesterday when Martin Micken. A former police officer under . Solt paid them for him. Five witnesses All from the Seneca reservation came Here for the hearing. The total costs involved amounted to $23, Alderman Nicholas said $9.10 which we As for the witnesses and $6.20 for the committing Constable. The former Bradford police chief is in poor health and the county authorities were not anxious to have him confined in prison in spite the fact that . Solt expressed his determination to spend Twenty three Days in jail rather than pay the Fine. A bit subterfuge was resorted to and . Solt was informed that All charges had been cancelled instead the fact that the Fine had been paid for him. Unfortunately . Solt Learned the state affairs when he returned to his Home and made immediate arrangements to return to the county jail to serve the sentence. Band will play concert tonight the Smethport band will mender a concert at the court House Square this. Thursday evening at 8 00 clock a specially selected program will i be presented by the local musicians j the Smethport band gave the first its regular summer series open air concerts at the court House Square Pagoda last thursday night. A Large crowd w As present and showed enthusiastic approval the 1 splendid program presented by the j Fine local musical organization. These concerts Are a most Delight Ful feature summer life in Blueth i port and have been for Many years j past. The Borough Council wisely appropriates a sum annually to help the band maintain the concert series. The next concert will be eagerly j awaited. The Democrat regretted that its readers we Ere deprived an announcement last weeks concert. But the band failed to give this news i paper any information the event j state Board announces August Relief allocations Harrisburg. July 26. state emergency Relief Board today allocated $5,435,856 to counties for distribution during August reducing Philadelphia j and Allegheny amounts five per cent and cutting others 15 per cent. Governor Pinchot estimated that i the number families Quot Relief Quot throughout the state had dropped 56,000, a decrease 12 per cent from the May High 467,000. All local re j Lief Rolls will be scanned for persons j asking state Aid while gainful a em-1 played. Mckean county received $21,060 in the August allocation. Ludwick chosen vice pres. Of state sheriffs Assn. Lebanon july 26.�?george n. Barnes Harrisburg sheriff Dauphin county was elected president the Pennsylvania sheriffs association today. Other officers chosen were Fred t. Ludwick. Mckean county first vice president Frank Robinson. Elk county second vice president. Sheriff Ira c. Meclosky Clearfield county candidate for United states marshal the w Estern District Pennsylvania w As endorsed by Resolution. Mrs. Blomberg honoured by friends birthday the Dorcas society the swedish i Mission Church together with friends and relatives numbering about sixty met at the Home mrs. Ida Blom j Berg. West main Street last Friday j evening to congratulate her upon her Seventieth birthday. Felicitations w Ere offered by sever-1 a1 those present in congratulatory j speeches and songs mrs. Blomberg w As presented with a Basket Flowers and a gift in remembrance the occasion. A beautifully decorated and delicious birthday cake together with other refreshments were served to All the guests. Dog bites Crosby girl miss Stella Mcbride Crosby was j bitten severely the right hand by a dog last sunday. She was treated by . M. Rodgers Smethport. The dog had been acting Queerly i lately and . Rodgers took Precau-1 tons to guard against the possibility that the animal might have had Rah j ies the dog was killed and its head j sent to the Pasteur Institute in Philadelphia for examination. 12 Hurt in this unusual bus wreck a injured As greyhound bus upsets Here passengers Pinneo in narrow space fire extinguished violently crammed Topsy Turvy into a few feet space when a Large eastbound greyhound bus skidded and tumbled into a deep Gully upside Down the Marvin Creek Highway near Smethport Early monday morning fourteen persons had miraculous escapes from death As the Side Walla the vehicle collapsed along the window lines under weight the heavy Chassis and the seat tops Only cleared the roof by a matter inches. Three persons suffered severe injuries and the others escaped with minor hurts. The wrecked vehicle caught fire instantly As gasoline poured from the capsized tanks. A holocaust was averted by the heroism James Gatens Driver the bus who although seriously injured. Seized a fire extinguisher and put out the fire and then assisted the trapped passengers to emerge from the wreckage. The Accident occurred at 2 30 a. In. And the Point is known locally As the Quot Stone watering trough a death curve where Many accidents have occurred in the past. Indications Are that the bus operator working Long Over time and driving through a dense fog failed to see the warning sign and hit the Sharp curve at too great a Speed. In trying to swing Tihe huge vehicle it skidded left the pavement and continued for 25 feet blowing sideways along the Roadway and finally turned upside Down in the deep Gully. The injured James oaten 3071 w. 47th St Cleveland Ohio operator the bus i dislocated shoulder and severe Abdom Inal bruises. At first thought internally injured. Ann 8chabert, 25, Chicago la bruises leg and about temples i abrasion right wrist. Shirley Maxim. 22. Huron o., die located right shoulder. Ida Ambrose. 26, Newark n. J., badly bruised right leg. Irene dodgers 20. Newark n. J., j minor hurts. Elizabeth Meier. 30, West Orange n. A cuts and bruises Anna Deckelmann 66, Bronx new i York dislocated shoulder. Mrs. H. Beaudoin 26, Bronx n. A cuts and bruises. Claire Beaudoin her 2-year-old daughter Cut forehead mrs Nellie Gronbeck 40, Nutley n. I j., leg injury Helen v. Hazen 42. Minneapolis minn., leg injury. Norman St Ratter u. S. S Chicago i san Pedro calif., u. S. N., cuts and bruises. I Robert Drummond 30, Channing Texas unhurt. Matthew Dinsmore. 36, new York unhurt the horror experienced by the a continued last Page col. I two remarkable Early morning photographs capsized greyhound bus which was wrecked Roosevelt Highway Nai Smethport Early monday morning injuring 12 persons which were snapped by patrolman Richard Baxter the Smethport sub station the state Highway patrol. Upper picture show s How sides bus collapsed pinning passengers in a few feet space. Occupants crawled from wreckage through door panel shown in foreground. Lower picture shows How the Bottom the bus became the top As it Lay in a deep Gully. Soon after photos w Ere taken greyhound employees covered bus with Canvas and obliterated name and emblems w it a Black paint. Bus operator had been working 20 hours since leaving Chicago when crash occurred in heavy fog red Cross quarters moved the Headquarters the Smethport j chapter american red Cross has j been moved from the basement the Monheimer building to the Reilly store building main Street recently vacated by Chas. Infantino. James tammany is in charge the new Headquarters. Building Boom Marvin three residences Are being built West Marvin Street at the present 1 time. The owners Are . And mrs Frank Petruzzi . And mrs. Michael Ross and . And mrs. Howard Wright. Various members the Wright family have already constructed three substantial Homes West Marvin the latest construction being number four. Legion picnic next sunday the third annual picnic the by county american legion will be held next sunday at Lafayette Corners. Tickets May be secured from the local Post commander adjutant. Albert Johnson opens office in Grange Bank Albert w. Johnson Green Street received word this week that he has been admitted to practice before the United states Treasury department in cases involving income and other taxes. This enrolment was granted we Hen . Johnson successfully passed the rigid examination w hich is Given to All applicants. Or. Johnson has moved his accounting and income tax office from Bradford to Smethport where he is now located in the second Story the Grange Bank building in connection with the office Joseph p. Willson local attorney. Mrs. M Kenna seriously Hurt in fall tracks East Smethport lady suffered a fracture the right ankle when her foot w As caught in the Frog a switch the Pennsylvania Railroad near East Smethport last saturday morning. The Accident occurred what is know As the Quot half mile switch above the East Smethport station we Hile mrs. Mckenna had started out to pick berries. Fortunately no trains Are operated Over the line at that time Day and a Niece mrs. Mckenna who was with her was soon Able to summon help to remove the injured lady to her Home. Mrs. Mckenna w As attended by . Burg Chadwick local physician. Her condition has been serious As the result the severe Shock attendant with the distressing Accident. Advertise in the Democrat Ostrander building is moving skyward rapid Progress is being made the Large new building being erected by . W. A. Ostrander main Street. The first course the heavy steel Frame was completed saturday and carpenters have been putting the first floor this week the construction Job is providing work for a Large Force men. Judge and mrs. Dowd entertain mrs. Roosevelt Salamanca july 25�?mrs Franklin j d. Roosevelt the first i Ady the land was the luncheon guest Hon. And mrs. Thomas b Dow d yesterday while Enro Ute to Chautauqua. W Here she spoke last night. Mis. Roosevelt was accompanied by a Friend miss Lorena Hickok 4 Hurt in crash near Valley four persons were painfully injured last sunday afternoon when a Packard convertible Phaeton Enro Ute from los Angeles California to new York City skidded the Sharp curve at the foot Heinlein Hill banners Valley hit a Culvert and smashed into several Trees at the Eastman tree farm. The injured were mrs. Henry m. Keilus new York City cerebral concussion laceration and contusion right Eye and painful injury to left knee mrs f. M Young los Angeles Driver the car laceration lower lip tooth knocked out and contusions Chest. Betty Jane Keilus bruised left hand h. Of. Keilus contusion Chest and legs. The Accident occurred during tie terrific electrical storm sunday afternoon. By a fortunate coincidence . m. Rodgers Smethport and Leo j Hutter pharmacist at Mccoy a drug store arrived at the scene the Accident within a few moments after it occurred . Rodgers rendered first Aid and then brought the injured persons to his office Here for medical attention the Packard was brought to the Smethport garage. Syracuse Folk Fly Here for v Isit a Bird biplane piloted by capt. By Rem Glover Syracuse n. Y., land j de the Lions farm near the weal j Borough line monday. Capt Glover was accompanied by i his wife and Holland Redfield son mrs. Caroline Redfield Syracuse formerly Smethport. The Aerial party visited . And mrs. A h. Ashworth and family until yesterday morning the take off Ben j my delayed by the deluge rain 1 which fell tuesday. Capt Byron was formerly a United states army Pilot the plane stopped Here while Enro Ute to Syracuse from Moundsville Vav. A. Country club dance tomorrow night the members the Smethport country club and guests will enjoy a dancing party at the club House Friday evening at 9 00 clock. All members Are invited to be present. Boy Breaks Arm Gordon Burdick 9-year-old son . And mrs. Guy Burdick Colegrove suffered a fracture the right Arm above the Elbow monday w Hen he fell from a Load Hay. The injured lad w As attended by by. Burg Chadwick. Trout fishing season will end next monday the Pennsylvania Trout fishing season will end officially next monday july 31. Local anglers have been making the most the last week the annual Legal season. Bad m Kean gunman escapes from Rockview Bellefonte july 23.�?lee Melzer 27, Mckean county escaped from the Rockview Penitentiary yesterday. Regarded As a trustworthy prisoner he w As working the Penitentiary Lawn when he disappeared. He was serving seven to fourteen years for aggravated assault with intent to Rob. He was brought to the Penitentiary from Pittsburgh May 26 Melzer was sentenced for shooting Vvs. R. Douglas Bradford jeweler in the Back several years ago in a Holdup attempt. Melzer went into the Douglas store apparently to look at a ring. When . Douglas turned his Back. Melzer shot him and fled. A Frank Caterina Bradford was a visitor in Smethport today. County picnic Here aug. To the annual Mckean county Basket picnic will be held at Mccoy stadium. Smethport thursday Augustio. According to an announcement made this week. The principal address at the picnic will be delivered by w s. Hager Deputy Secretary agriculture in Pennsylvania. Or. Hager is fast gaining a reputation throughout the state for his interesting talks to farm groups and should bring the people Mckean county a Worth while message. The rest the program consists numerous athletic events contests and games with a variety to please everyone. Horseshoe pitching and a baseball games Are among the features. Mckean county Pomona Grange county agricultural Extension association and the Smethport canopus Are again cooperating to stage the Outing. All residents the county w Hether actually engaged in farming not. Are invited to pack their picnic baskets and join the crowd. Young Man accidentally shoots self through foot Paul Larson. Is son . And mrs Ernest Larson West water Street accidentally shot himself in the right foot with a .22 revolver last saturday morning. The Well known Young Man had been shooting woodchucks and believed that he had exploded All the bullets in the chamber the revolver but to make sure before putting the weapon away. Pointed the muzzle toward the ground and pulled the trigger with amazing and painful results when one live Bullet exploded. The Bullet inflicted an ugly wound and broke a Bone in the victim s foot. The Accident victim was attended by . R. E Hockenberry and the wound is Healing in a satisfactory manner. Home loan officials Are announced for Mckean Philadelphia july 21�?jacob h. Mays state manager in Pennsylvania the Home owners loan corporation today announced the appointments attorneys appraisers and title searchers for virtually every county in the state. All will assume office by August i. The Mckean county appointment were attorney miss Elizabeth Mara Bradford title searcher John r. Cotter Eldred appraiser t. E. Costello Bradford. Eldred Man. Victim link Hill blast. Is improving port Allegany july 26, condition Vincent Dorton Eldred fifth victim the fatal explosion july 3 at the Home Fred Freer link Hill which took the lives four others was reported by officials the port Allegany Hospital As being much improved although suffering considerable pain. It was stated that he will be compelled to remain in the Hospital for some time yet. A a. S. Rubin has purchased a new Studebaker coach. Milk distributors to hold meeting tues. Night a meeting vital importance to All milk distributors will be held in Tho court House at Smethport tuesday evening August i at 7 30 clock. Milk dealers from Mckean Elk and Cameron counties Are invited and w ill be addressed by a representative the Lycoming county association. A number important developments in National and state regulations demand the immediate consideration All w to retail milk. W. C. Sterrett Williamsport District milk control officer Tho Pennsylvania department health was in Smethport tuesday to make Arram Ementi for the local meeting

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