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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 8, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday june 8, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 23 graduates Given diplomas last night brought Busy commencement week round to end the colourful annual commencement week ceremonies of the Smethport High school came to a close with the unusually interesting commencement exercises at the american i legion lyceum last evening when diplomas were presented to the thir-1 to six members of the graduating class of 1933. The exercises were delayed by interruption of electric service due to last nights trifle storm. However the patience of the audience was rewarded finally and the program proceeded per schedule. A Large audience was present to enjoy the Fine program the excellence of w hich bespoke eloquently of the efficiency of the local schools every number by the class members i being of a remarkable High order of excellence. Following invocation by the Rev. H. L. Spangler the eloquent Salut Atory was delivered by William Cleveland. The mixed chorus pleased with a group of songs a on the Road to Mandalay and a Indian a series of essays by class members then attracted applause a a tribute to Pennsylvania Quot by Charlotte Mckendrick a the Story of the quakers by Ruth Masser and a Benjamin Franklin a contribution to Pennsylvania by John Hubbard. The male quartet rendered a Gypsy Trail and a a what a the use a in a pleasing manner. Another group of splendid essays then held the interest of the audience a Quot Pennsylvania in music by Janet Lillibridge. A the Keystone state in War by Charles Johnson and a scientific exploits of pennsylvanians by Harry Hull. The mixed chorus then rendered i a tamerian loyalty and a hymn to american then followed a splendid series of essays by Lyle Tanner whose subject was a leadership in steel and Oil and Karl Tanner whose discourse was a literary lights in the valedictory by Gordon Bright was ably presented. The annual alumni awards were then presented to Gordon Bright continued on Page 4, column i local girl graduate ��?�?1�? �.�?.n�mn0j0i i n ii ii a we pm fee ugh Fez y among those to be graduated on monday june 12, at the 118th annual commencement of Allegheny College at Meadville is Helen Fry daughter of or. And mrs. Sanford l. Fry of 1175 West main Street. Miss Fry served during the past year As president of her sorority Alpha i Delta she graduated from Smethport High school with the class of 1928 extortion trial Quaker state week in of police chief Ca in Progress met port marts monday miss Nellie Carlson Bride of c. Terrific storm sweeps town Smethport was in the path of the or Rifle electrical storm which swept his Section about 8 00 of clock last eve Ning. Local electric service was stopped or about one hour As a result of dam be done to transmission lines. The storm was the second of a Busy ayes program staged by the weather Lan. Shortly after noon a severe electrical storm accompanied by a Eavy downpour of rain visited the own. Last nights storm seemed to be a meeting of several disturbance which Roke simultaneously directly Over own. Rain fell in torrents and lighting was incessant. The principal disturbance came directly from the Orth but sheltering Hills saved the own from a heavy Gale. Bolt hit Democrat office during the course of last nights torm a Bolt of lightning jumping rom a nearby transmission line pole it a rear door of the Mckean demo rat Plant shattering the Glass to be splinters with explosive Force. All members of the Force of this news apr were at work at the time and All it effects of the deafening Bolt As a Honing payed through the Plant. To Start oiling roads the Mckean county maintenance vision of the Pennsylvania depart Lent of highways expects to Start in extensive work of oiling Macau a highways within the next two weeks. The marriage of miss Nellie Carlson daughter of or. And mrs. Martin Carlson of Smethport and Carl Johnson son of or. And mrs. John Johnson of Ormsby was solemnized in Greensburg. Pa., on saturday. May 27. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Youngren pastor of the Greensburg lutheran Church. Attendants were miss Lydia Rogers of Emporium a former schoolmate of the Bride and or. James Haley of Greensburg. The Bride is one of Smethport a most popular Young ladies. She graduated from Smethport High school with the class of 1928 and graduated from Mansfield state teachers College in 1930. For the past three years she has taught in the Lebanon pa., High school and has been very successful in the practice of her profession receiving a contract recently for the 1933-34 term. Or. Johnson is a splendid Young Man who possesses Many friends in this Section. He spent four years at Upsala Academy. East Orange n. J., after which he completed the course of study at Upsala College. During his College Day s he made a name for himself in athletics and was a Star football player. It is understood that or. Johnson will teach in the Cyclone consolidated school during the next term. Or. And mrs. Johnson Are residing in Ormsby at the present time. This newspaper unites with a multitude of friends in extending congratulations and Best wishes on this auspicious occasion. Tearing up Shawmut trackage to Hazelhurst the Shawmut Railroad w Heth was recently granted permission to abandon All train service on the Branch line from Marvindale to Hazelhurst. Is taking up the tracks and ties Between the two towns. The Railroad Branch which once extended As Fly As it. Jewett was in use for Over 30 y ears. Hazelhurst once one of Mckean county a busiest Glass manufacturing centers is now a town without a rail Road. Two gases Scarlet fever jnj.0cal family mrs. Harry Ness and son Charles aged to of Willow Street Are both suffering from attacks of Scarlet fever and quarantine regulations have been established at the family residence. These Are the first cases reported locally in some time. Treasurer still issues Beer licenses to slake growing summer thirsts the office of county treasurer in the court House Smith Ort reports Chat while the great Josh to secure Beer licenses under in state Law which became effective line i has ended More applications re being approved from time to time. So far no Mckean county dealer As been refused a License the reason it a delay being inability to provide in required fee. 106 prospective dealers filed applications accompany by the $10.00 filing charge which retained by the county. On tues a of this week 95 dealers had reared their permits to dispense Beer. There Are now seven licensed Stab sements in Smethport l. A. Munn proprietor of the colonial hotel hav la qualified to dispense the reverse at his popular hostelry. Last week s Issue of the Democrat ated that there were six places in town where Beer might be purchased but through an oversight the names of two were omitted. The corrected list of seven follows colonial hotel l. E. Munn prop Corner drug store or. W. A. Ostrander prop. Mccoy a drug store mrs. Edna d. Mccoy prop. Star restaurant Harry Kepner prop. Backus restaurant mrs. Lucy Backus prop. Cottage hotel a j. Connors prop Kohns Market distributor. Country club secures License the Smethport country club has secured a club License to dispense the Legal Beer to members and guests. A questionnaire on the proposition w As sent to All stockholders and the vote was almost unanimous for taking out the permit Crosby kidnappers to plead Quot murder charge dismissed the june term of Mckean county criminal court convened at the court House in Smethport monday with judge j. W. Bouton presiding. To expedite disposal of the unusually Large docket a double court has been in Progress. Judge Robert Lewis of Potter county assisting judge Bouton at the session. In court today pleas of guilty will be heard in the cases of Dusen Versic Spiro Yov Alioff. James sweeten Paul Barbie and Antonio Orazio Pittsburg macedonians charged with kidnapping Todor Nedelco of Crosby near Smethport a fellow countryman. The five Pittsburgh racketeers visited the boarding House where Nedelco stayed at Crosby and posing As Federal immigration officers placed the Man under arrest for entering the country illegally. The gangsters placed their captive in their car and started for Pittsburgh where they said Nedelco would be arraigned before proper Federal authorities the landlord of the boarding House who was also a macedonian knew that Nedelco who had lived at Crosby for several years and was a substantial citizen had entered the United states in a perfectly Legal Man i Ner. Sensing some sort of a diabolic i plot to fleece his Boarder of his considerable savings the landlord got in touch with county detective Jack Allison of Smethport by Telephone immediately after the men left. Thanks to his prompt action Allison was Able to notify state police of the Kane sub station with the result that they intercepted the Pittsburgh bound car As it entered Kane Over the Roosevelt Highway and liberated Nedelco and arrested his captors. While it is believed that the gangsters intended to compel Nedelco to a Large sum for release from the immigration violation charge their Story to the state police officers was that Nedelco had murder a Man in Oklahoma Twenty years ago and that they intended to turn him Over to authorities to collect a Reward. Investigation proved the murder Story to be false. The men were lodged in the Smethport jail where they have been continued on last Page col. 1> next week will be Quaker state week in Smethport when the entire citizenry of the town will unite to express the Community s appreciation to the Quaker state refining co for the great refining Plant at Farmers Valley which is the town s greatest Industry and is one of the Foremost Industrial plants in entire Mckean county. The Celebration comes at a fitting time marking the recent completion of a new $350,000 cracking Plant addition to the refinery which is now in operation producing the nationally famous Sterling Brand of High test gasoline in addition to the celebrated Quaker state oils arid lubricant and straight run gasoline which have been produced in Large quantities at the local Plant right along. The new addition to the Plant is in line with a steady expansion program which has been in Progress since the Quaker state co. Purchased the Farmers Valley Plant from the Mckean county refining co. In 1929 and which is expected to continue until the nearby Plant is the key refinery of the Large Quaker state group. It is already recognized As one of the Model refineries of the country. The local Celebration arranged by the Smethport canopus club will be marked with special window displays in local stores in keeping with the Celebration. Next thursday afternoon there will be a Parade of specially decorated motor cars in which All citizens Are urged to participate. This Parade will form in front of the colonial hotel and will move at 5 00 of clock proceeding to Farmers Valley where local citizens will be guests of the Quaker state officials on a thorough inspection trip of the entire refinery during huh the processing of lubricants and gasoline will be fully explained. Returning to Smethport a banquet will be held at the colonial hotel at 7 00 p. In. At which the head wifi class of the Quaker state refining co. From Oil City will be guests of Honor. Covers will be Laid for Over too and those desiring reservations Are requested to get in touch with c. Vav. Masser of the committee of arrangements. An orchestra will be in attendance continued on Page 5, column 4 Drain align of Bernard plans eos fair and ive1 races perfected Boro takes Over Park and stadium will resurface Bank Street Quot ask Hilton ave. Extension or. Ano mrs. F. A. Green celebrate Golden wedding the congratulations of Smethport citizens Are being extended to or. And mrs. Fred a. Green revered local couple who celebrated their Golden wedding Day last Friday june 2. To Honor the Day. Or. And mrs greens son Paul Green and mrs Green of Corning n. A. And his brother Albert Green and wife of Danbury conn., were guests at the family Home on King Street. A Turkey dinner was a feature of the occasion and the popular couple were the recipients of Gold Money a Beautiful Gold lamp and a profusion of Flowers and Many cards from their legion of friends. Their other children mrs. Jas. Connington of Vineland n. J., and mrs. George Hewitt of Yena Gyoung Burma. India were unable to be present. Married fifty years ago. When both were in their a teens this estimable couple have completed a half Century of Ideal wedded life with age Marks resting so gently that they Are regarded rightly As a Young couple by their legion of friends. Former local Man weds Olean Young lady Bradford sunday Herald. A the marriage of miss Doris Barrett of Olean a former resident of this City and Merle Provin of this place was solemnized last evening at 8 00 of clock in the Parlours of the first presbyterian Church Here. Rev. F. Dean Miller performed the ceremony. The couple was attended by or. And mrs. Ralph Provin. Of this City brother and sister in Law of the bridegroom. Immediately after the ceremony or. And mrs. Provin left on a wedding trip by motor to Elmira and Binghamton. N. Upon their return from their honeymoon the newly wedded couple will make their Home in this City. Or. Provin a former Well known Smethport Young Man is a son of or. And mrs. Chas Provin of main Street. Announce engagement mrs Harry Wolfe of East Street entertained a number of guests at a Linen Shower tuesday evening at which time the engagement of her daughter Virginia and Noble Fitch son of or. And mrs. G. P. Fitch of East Smethport was announced. Luncheon was served and the occasion was most delightful for those present. The Well known local Young couple will be United in marriage on saturday june 17th, according to the an i nou Cement. Bernard Garlick Smethport Young j Man was of darned to the diaconate of the protestant episcopal Church by the it. Rev. John c. Ward Bishop of the diocese of Erie at impressive services held at St. Luke a Church Here last saturday morning at 10 30 o clock. A Large number of Smethport citizens of All denominations As Well As Many visiting clergymen and friends from out of town attended the ordination of the first graduate of Smethport High school As a minister of the gospel. The Rev. C. Rallison Rector of Trinity episcopal Church. Warsaw. N. Y., delivered the ordination Sermon. After the ordination ceremonies lunch was served in the Parish House to the visiting clergy and their wives members of the vestry of St Luke s and their wives and relatives of the Rev. Or. Garlick a reception was held after the luncheon. A meeting of the diocesan Clericus was held after the reception at which the Rev. E. P Wroth of Warren gave an interesting talk on a the churches contribution to social the Rev. W. E. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke a had charge of the manifold details in connection with the ordination. Rev. Or. Garlick a graduate of Smethport High school Hobart col lege and general a theological seminar new York attained High Scholastic records at All the schools he attended. He is an eloquent speaker and possesses a splendid personality i and character. This newspaper believes that the Rev. I. Garlick is destined to be very successful As a minister of the gospel having every qualification. We congratulate him on his splendid record to Date and tender him every sincere wish for the future. Echoing the sentiments of ail those who have the privilege of being acquainted with the Young Man. The Rev. Or. Garlick has been j named curate of Grace and St. Peters Church Baltimore md., and will As i sume his duties there Early next month. Among those from out of town who attended the ordination services last j saturday were the following it. Rev. John c. Ward. Bishop of the diocese of Erie Archdeacon j Foreman Erie Rev. Henry s. Sizer jr., Bradford Rev. G. S. West Cor by Rev. C. Burton. Kane Rev. H. A. Lollis Foxburg Rev. Paul due j Dubois Rev. Thomas Small Oil j City Rev. Of. Robertson emptor Jium Rev. E. P. Wroth Warren Rev. A c. Bennett St. Mary a Rev. M. Dep Maynard Ridgway Rev. K. R. Waldron. North East capt. W m. Bennett Punxsutawney Rev. A. A Chambers Angola n. Rev. William Chalmers Baltimore my. Rev. William j. Willson Oakfield n. Rev. Joseph Groves Olean Rev. C e. Mccoy Williamsport Rev. Frank Snyder Coudersport brother Gouverneur Gibsonia brother Wil Liard North East. Methinks Quot Doc Quot will get it a drilling for Oil the water Well being drilled for or. W. A. Ostrander at the site of his new Corner drug store was below 250 feet last night it is in Rock formation and will probably be finished today. The casing is All in position Down to the Rock. Water secured from this Well should be the Best in this Section since it is much deeper than the average. It is understood that five bids have been opened for completion of the drug store above the foundation which is already in place. It is expected that the contract will be awarded tomorrow. The 28th annual Mckean county fair and races will open in Smethport labor Day monday sept 4, and will continue for four Day s and nights sept. 4-5-6-7. The decision to hold the fair despite Uncertain economic conditions As a contribution to helping unemployment and aiding general conditions by the wide distribution of Cash premiums totalling several thousands of dollars was definitely reached at a meeting of the fair directors which followed a dinner at the colonial hotel Friday night. The opening Day will present a gala Holiday program of events and a fast program of harness racing. Tuesday will be county school Day on which All pupils of county schools will be admitted free and which will feature an athletic and track program in which High school athletes will compete. There will be fast racing programs on wednesday and thursday. Plans for a big military night to bring the fair to a close were discussed. It is hoped to have an interesting military program including competitive prize drills Between veterans drum and Bugle corps of this Section nightly fireworks displays will again be featured at the fair this year. The directors approved the contract which will bring a special circus unit presenting a program of nine acts As a Day and night free attraction to the fair this year. The free act array will be headed by the celebrated May Wirth worlds greatest woman bareback rider supported by the great Wirth family of australian riders and will also include a sensational japanese troupe of acrobats and Equilio brits and a great family of Aerial performers in a Lemai Kable display. James a Connelly Ludlow manufacturer whose Large donations made a Fine new grandstand two Model horse barns and several exhibit buildings possible at the fair grounds advanced the proposal for a manufacturers exhibit Hall at the fair which would permit displays showing Mckean county a interesting Industrial activities. Such a building would be a wonderful asset to the Model fair Plant. It was reported that the recent Hail storm and series of cloudburst did damage totalling $600 to the roofs of buildings at the fair grounds and by a deep Wash out on the race track immediate Steps to repair this damage will be taken. The report of finances submitted by president r. W. Hilton which was prepared by m. M. Linden local accountant showed that the fair closed its last meet with a balance of nearly $500 on the right Side of the Ledger despite depression conditions. Indications Are that the society horse show which has been a pleasing fair feature for the past three years and will again be on the program tuesday wednesday and thursday will be staged on a More elaborate scale than Ever this year. Directors in attendance at the meeting were president r. W. Hilton and Secretary Daniel Bacon Smethport James Connelly Ludlow to j. C. Looker Frank p. Isherwood and g. A. Simpson Bradford county commissioner Andy Anderson port Allegany d. L Dennis Eldred county commissioner t. F. Hungiville. E. W. Workley and Russell Lindsley Smethport. Many tuition pupils coming to Smethport for next term while it is understood that the sergeant township pupils who formerly attended the Smethport High school will go to it. Jewett next year it is reliably reported that the local school will receive about fifty students from Cyclone and Vicinity who formerly were taken to Bradford. The local gain will be vastly greater than the loss. At its regular monthly meeting monday evening the Smethport Borough Council acted favourably on a petition signed by a number of local citizens and assumed control of Mccoy stadium and Hamlin Park. The local recreation Center is therefore saved from dilapidation. Bucktail Post american legion which was placed Inch a re of the stadium and Park by Paul Hamlin and other dependents of the Pioneer Hamlin family found that it was unable to maintain the property. The Post has suffered a marked shrinkage in membership recently and has All it can do to support the legion lyceum. Cost of maintaining the recreation Center for the Benefit of All resident of the town will be slight. Present Borough labor and equipment can be utilized to Good advantage and there is also some labor available in Exchange for food orders it is said. The petition asking that the Council take Over the stadium and Park was presented by councilman Merl Dickinson who also made the motion to that effect. The motion was Seo ended by councilman Digel. On Roll Call the vote was Aye Nellis Dickinson and Dugel no Freeman and Kelly. The Street committee was authorized to place a new surface on the Bank Street Macadam paving. The boroughs new roller will be used in this work. The Street committee was also instructed to investigate the proposition of an Extension of Hilton Avenue. This Street serves a new residence Section which has been established with a number of Fine Homes at the site of the old interstate window continued on last Page col. 3 huge crowd attends Keating commencement a crowd which taxed the seating capacity of the court House in Smethport attended the fifth annual commencement exercises of the Keating township schools last thursday evening. The program As announced last week was carried out and was both interesting and inspirational. Diplomas were presented to 48 graduates from the eighth Grade by prof. Sherman Francisco supervising principal. This was the largest class in the history of Keating township. The faculty of the Keating township schools is As follows Fred Barr Dent Bowser Garnet Bradley Beatrice Engstrom Rupert Fitzsimmon Anna Gillen Hugh Fry Celia Barron Ethyl Houck Kathryn Luke Ila to cown Robert Neff Helen Pytcher Marguerite Stickles Kathryn Sullivan Theda Swatsler Margaret Tutti Gladys Parker Alice Hall Mertz. Members of the schoo aboard Are David Pytcher president Edward Conwell Secretary mrs. Leo Lemon treasurer Perry Van sickle and we. S. Cooper. Former Norwich girl is seriously injured mrs. Irene Mcleod 16-year-old wife of Theodore Mcleod and daughter of or. And mrs. F. Armstrong of Emporium formerly of Norwich has been a patient at the Ridgway Hospital suffering from serious internal injuries received wednesday night of i St week when an automobile in we h she was Riding overturned on tile Smethport Road a mile from Emporium pinning her in the wreckage. Marvindale deep Well Rig rapid Progress has been made in erecting the 85-ft. Steel Derrick and drilling Rig for the first deep a Well test in this held to prove local possibilities of the Smethport Anticline which is to be made at Marvindale by the Seaboard natural a co. Baptists voice appreciation of Rev. Besant a labors the deacons of the Smethport Baptist Church have issued the following statement in connection with the resignation of Rev. E. Besant pastor of the Church Smethport june 3, 1933 a Prev. John e. Besant has been pastor of the Smethport Baptist Church for the past 3 years and 3 months a the is a Strong preacher of True Christian doctrine and works unceasingly to build others up to the Faith. A during his ministry Twenty members have been added to the Church 17 by baptism i by letter and 2 by experience. A Prev. And mrs. Besant have done much welfare work during this time of great need and mrs. Besant a work in the music department and with the Young people has been greatly blessed. A the prayers and Best wishes of the Church goes with signed Edgar Vav. Strong Guy Dickerson Seth h. Norman Don it in a

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