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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 15, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday june 15, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 24 a. A. Impi i us Sim company officers Are town s guests for Day today Marks the High Light of Smethport Observance of Quaker state week arranged by the local canopus club and marked by All citizens to show Community appreciation for the great Farmers Valley refinery of the Quaker state refining group which has not Only become this towns greatest Industry but one of the leading Industrial enterprises in All of my a Kean county. Today brings a distinguished our of officials of the internationally known Quaker state company to Smethport where they will be guests of local civic leaders at a big banquet to be held at the colonial hotel this evening at 7 00 o clock. Officers of the Quaker state company who will be Smethport guests today Are h. J. Crawford president. I Emlenton a. S Messer vice president. Oil City w. R. Reitz Secretary. Oil City g. B. Hunter member of Board and head of manufacturing department Emlenton. Parade this afternoon to be big one the Parade hitch will be headed by the Smethport band conveyed in a Large motor truck will traverse the streets of the business Section of town before preceding to Farmers Valley. Preceding the banquet a Long motorcade of decorate i vehicles will form on main Street at 5 00 p. In. And the Parade will proc de to Farmers Valley where Smethport citizens will be guests of refinery officials on a personally conducted inspection tour through the great modern refining Plant and during which the processing of the internationally advertised Quaker state lubricants and Sterling gasoline will be fully explained. Incidentally this will be the official inspection by officials of the Quaker state company of the new $350,000 Dubbs cracking Plant unit built at the refinery during the past Winter and placed in steady operation for the production of High test Sterling gasoline. A total of 110 reservations have been made for tonight a banquet at the colonial hotel. An orchestra will discourse music and a special program of vocal and other features win be presented. In addition to the Quaker state Ofti-1 cers a distinguished group of Shawmut Railroad officials will be present including p. B Mcbride assistant to the receiver j. D. Beaver general i superintendent a. G. Geuder assist-1 ant superintended f h. Wells general freight and passenger agent j. C. Fodge. Train master e j Krauss. Traffic depart me it All of St. Marys. John Dickson receiver of the Shawmut lines had expected to be present at the banquet but was compelled to change his plans due to being called to new York on urgent business matters. The Shawmut Railroad has been handling hundreds of tank cars and loaded Box cars monthly from the sidings of the Valley refinery. Of c. Themas of Olean head of the Market Basket Chain of grocery stores will also be a Guy St at the banquet. That Smethport citizens fully apr predate the wonderful local Boon presented by the Quaker state refinery is attested by the whole hearted and enthusiastic cooperation in Quaker state week. Business places present attractive display windows featuring Quaker state and Sterling products. Green j and White the official Quaker stat colors Are the predominating hues in Smethport this week. Local citizens who inspect the Farmers Valley refinery tonight will see one of the most modern and up to Date plants of its kind in the entire country a which receives its Supply of crude Oil from the nearby Fields the j finest in Quality in the entire world by natural Gravity through its own system of pipe lines. Not Only does the Plant employ a Large regular Force of workmen at Good wages but a steady building program which has been conducted at the Plant since the Quaker state company purchased it four years ago and which is expected to continue in future until the nearby Plant is Ore of the key plants of the company s big group has Given employment to Many local men work that has been doubly appreciated during this period of depression. The commute in charge of Quaker state week consists of w. H. Bookman superintendent of the Farmers Valley refinery h. J. Rice l. E. Munn c w. Maeser w. W. Barnum and Leonard Johnson. The committee was named by c. W. Lillibridge president of the canopus club. Mercury takes a fast Tumble thermometers took a fast and amazing drop in this Section of the United states monday night when the unprecedented Early june heat wave was broken and humanity nearly froze tuesday and yesterday. The Mercury had consistently remained above 90 since last thursday while folks sheltered. From monday Midnight until tuesday morning at 8 of clock the thermometers dropped Over 30 Points from the High temperature and overcoats have been much in demand since. S. Lillibridge Dies in Buffalo Smethport residents were saddened sunday when news was received Here that Stanton Lillibridge son of county supt of schools and mrs. C. W. Lilibridge. Had passed away at 7 00 p in. That Day in the Buffalo general Hospital. The Well known local Young Man was stricken with illness a year ago while attending the summer session of Bloomsburg state teachers College but completed the six weeks term. He became critically ill when he returned Home and was confined to his bed for Many weeks finally recovering sufficiently so that he could be taken to the Buffalo general Hospital for treatment by specialists. Stanton partially recovered from his illness and was Able to be out for an extensive period during the Winter. Although he was considerably crippled. Six weeks ago he suffered a relapse and again became a patient in the Buffalo general Hospital. All attempts by physicians to save his life proved to be futile. Stanton Lillibridge was born in Eldred on february i. 1911. His father being principal of the schools in that town at that time. The family came to Smethport soon after Stanton a birth when or. Lillibridge was chosen superintendent of Mckean county schools. Deceased was a Young Man of splendid character pleasing personality and Brilliant intellect and a promising career was blasted by his untimely passing. He graduated from the Smethport High school with honors in 1928 and was a student at Indiana state teachers College transferring to Bloomsburg state teachers College where he spent the regular term of 1931-32 and the summer session last year. Before suffering the fatal attack of illness Stanton was a robust specimen of Young manhood and his friends were shocked at the ravages of the disease. Local people had followed developments in his Case closely for nearly a year sincerely hoping that he might fully recover. He was a member of the methodist episcopal Church. Surviving besides his parents Are four Sisters the misses Mary. Alice. Janet and Dorothy Lillibridge at Home and his grandparents. Or. And mrs. William Knowlton of Warren. Funeral services were held at the family Home yesterday. Afternoon with Rev. Arthur Gregson pastor of the Bolivar n. Y., methodist episcopal Church former local minister officiating burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery. Boron a protest in water boost Heald today hearing is before state p. S. C. In Harrisburg a hearing in the protest of the Borough of Smethport against new Tariff schedules filed by the Smethport water company some time ago is being held before the Pennsylvania Public service commission in Harrisburg this morning. The protest of the Borough is being presented by Borough solicitor Claude Shattuck and we. Pierotti of the local fire department while f. D. Gallup and e. G. Potter local attorneys and James Hubbard superintendent of the Smethport water company a w. Hubbard president and county commissioner t. F. Hungiville Are in Harrisburg to present the water company a a Side of the controversy. Both sides will introduce chemists and Hydraulic engineers As expert wit i Nesses to prove Points of argument. The boroughs objection to the pro posed new water Tariff lies in the fact that it will increase the Cost of fire i Protection in the Borough to $25 per i hydrant per year or a total of $1000 to i maintain the town s 40 hydrants compared to a present Flat rate of $200 j Peryy ear. The boroughs Contention is that the water company is present system of Mains is inadequate to Supply Many of the hydrants with sufficient volume of water to Supply Hose lines it being i asserted that a recent test of the by a Grants for pressure showed an abso-1 Lute vacuum in some instances the water company asserts that us lines Are adequate for fire Protection and is prepared to present an impressive argument showing thai the local i syn Stem has been operated at a decided i loss for some time past. Quaker state week Smethport is glad to entertain officers of the Quaker state group of refineries As her guests today As an important part of the local Observance of Quaker state w Eek. Often cities gaze enchanted at Distant tilings and Overlook the great assets they possess at Home. It is not so with Smethport and the big Quaker state refinery at nearby Farmers Valley the greatest local Industry. Smethport people appreciate the Model refinery and it is to show this great appreciation that the town is uniting to observe Quaker state week this week with a special gala program today. Our town is proud of having one of the Quaker state company a most modern refineries located in its environs. W e have Learned to have a High regard for the splendid business policies of the Quaker state company. If the officers of the company sense tile cordial local feeling which exists for them and the great Enterprise which they head during their stay with us today. Quaker state week will attain the great Success which local civic leaders have worked to achieve. Smethport is Quaker state minded. Local pharmacist will wed Pittsburgh girl today Alfred Fabra of new Bethlehem j pa., who has been employed at the j Johnson pharmacy As a druggist for j some time past will be United in Mars Ridge to miss Dorothy Brosi. Of Pitts i Burgh in that City today. The Bride is a charming y Oung lady j who has been employed in Pittsburgh a it a stenographer. Or. Fabra who has made a legion of friends since he came Here is a graduate of the i school of pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh or. And mrs. Fabra will return to Smethport to take up residence i next monday. Republican club will hold dinner meeting a meeting of the Smethport Republican club will he held at the colonial hotel on thursday evening june 29. At 6 30 p in dinner will be served and All Republican ladies and gentlemen Are invited to meet with the club on this occasion prominent republicans from this and adjoining counties will be among the speakers. Reserve axons for the dinner should be made with c. H. Heath Secretary Ostrander bldg. Contracts let last Friday or. W. A Ostrander let the contract for his Beautiful new business Block on main Street which will replace his former Corner drug store Block which was destroyed in the big main Street fire of last january. The general building contract was awarded to the Hyde amp Murphy co., of Ridgway. The Well known Ridgway firm which remodeler the Hamlin Bank amp Trust co. Building Here sever i a1 years ago. Vas Low among nine bidders for the Brick steel and Wood work. Forrest h. Nourse local electrical contractor was Low bidder for the electrical work on the new building. R b. Flint of port Allegany was successful bidder for the plumbing and heating contract. Construction we Ork will be started by the Ridgway firm As soon As mater gals arrive. The new Ostrander Block will be of Brick and steel fireproof construction j 2 stories and basement. 42x100 feet in dimensions and will be the largest and most imposing building of the local business Section. Plans Call for a Structure of Beautiful architectural design. The first floor will contain quarters for the Corner drug store splendidly appointed medical offices for or. Ostrander a rathskeller and an extra store room for leasing. The second floor will contain several suites of offices and two modern living apartments. Part of the Large basement will be finished off for Bowling alleys. Or. Ostrander will have a Penthouse on the roof. The Brick and Stone work of the continued on Page 5. Cob 4 miss Workley elected teacher at a meeting of the Smethport Borough school Board held tuesday evening the resignation of miss Beatrice Currier second Grade teacher was received and accepted. The Board voted to Transfer miss Belate Ottoson third Grade teacher. To the second Grade for the 1933-34 term. The vacancy in the third Grade will be filled by miss Kathryn work a Ley daughter of postmaster and mrs. E. Vav. Workley the new teacher is a Well known i local Young lady a graduate of the i Smethport High school and Cortland n. Y., Normal school. She is en-1 tirely qualified to fill the position in j a satisfactory Limner. No other definite action on naming j the teaching staff for the coming year j was taken at the meeting tuesday night although there a some discussion regarding contracts to be tendered no one has Bee n chosen to i teach the commercial course w Holch will again be offered in the High j school curriculum next term. Fate of High school athletics is a1 j so held in abeyance until the next meeting in july. Will establish Riding school in Bolivar. N. Milton g Potter who has conducted a Riding school in Smethport for the past y ear expects to establish a similar school in Bolivar n. Y., this week. Or. Potter will take several of the horses from his fair grounds stable to Bolivar to Start and plans to Purchase new mounts for the two schools if business warrants it. Clifford Abbey will be in charge of the Bolivar stable with or. Potter dividing his time Between the two places. Miss Fry graduated from Allegheny monday miss Helen Fry daughter of or. And mrs. S. L. Fry of main Street we As a member of the class of 114 students we Holch received diplomas on monday at the colourful 118th commencement of Allegheny College in Meadville. The popular local girl who graduated from Smethport High school in 1928, was honoured by election As president of her sorority Alpha i Delta during her Lastyk ear in College. S. L. Fry spent the week end in Meadville and saw his daughter receive her b. A. Degree on monday. Party of prominent thespians visit town Leonard Doyle eminent Young american actor who has lately joined the cards of playwrights and producers accompanied by a distinguished group of thespians stopped in Smethport briefly tuesday while Enro Ute from Chicago to new York by motor Over the Roosevelt Highway. Wacile Here or. Doyle who married Leona Hogarth gifted Smethport actress called at the Home of his wife a parents or. And mrs. L. K. Hogarth we Here he has frequently spent summer vacations and at one time was a valued member of the Smethport baseball club. Or. Doyie a party were members of the cast of a successful play a the family upstairs a which marked his first Effort As a playwright and producer As w Ell As an actor. The play has just completed a successful six months run at the Cort theater in Chicago being highly praised by critics and Well received by the Public. In or. Doyle a party we Ere miss Ross his leading lady and his Brothers. Leo and Jack Doyle both talented actors. Or. And mrs. Doyle expect to come to Smethport soon for a vacation visit. During the past Winter Leona Hogarth played one of the Lead roles in Eugene of Neils much discussed play Quot mourning becomes More Scarlet fever last thursday Glenn the 8-y�?Tear-old son of or. And mrs Glenn Mencer of Willow Street was stricken with scar a let fever. Or. Burg Chadwick is the attending physician. This makes a total of three cases of Scarlet fever placed under quarantine since wednesday of last week. Cases reported in last we Eek a edition of the Democrat were mrs Harry Ness and 10-year-old son. Charles of Willow Street. They Are being attended by or. W. A. Ostrander. Saddle horse drops dad a Gray Friar Quot a Fine bred and Well trained Hunter owned by Milton g. Potter proprietor of the Smethport Riding school dropped dead on the Bush Hill Road tuesday morning while being Ridden toward the fair ground stables by How Ard a a red a Rhoades of Eldred. The horse Wras formerly owned by a cavalry officer and w As Ridden for a number of years in steeplechase events or. Rhoades an expert horseman who has had a great Deal of training at Greenbrier military Academy was painfully but not seriously injured about the Bock and shoulders we in the horse fell. The animal made a attempt to regain his feet but fell Back and was dead when employees of the stables arrived at the scene. A a Gray Friar Quot was apparently in the Best of health when the party of riders started out yesterday morning. All local horse lovers will mourn the passing of this Noble Steed. Building new barn Frank Raymond Coleville contractor. Is building a Fine new barn opposite his Home on the Smethport Bradford Highway a Louis Alvin Starsky we As a visitor in Buffalo on tuesday. Lightning damages House during the Progress of the terrific electric storm on wednesday night of last week lightning struck the residence of de. Okerlund in East Smethport and caused extensive damage. A radio was put out of commission completely and the electric Waring and lighting fixtures of the House were badly damaged. Olds club picnic sunday the annual picnic of the Olds Rod amp gun club sportsmen a organization will be held at the Olds Forest preserve near Smethport next sunday. Turtle soup will be a feature of the delicious menu which will be prepared by Clarence Van Schick of Bradford an enthusiastic member of the club who is noted for his culinary skill. V. F. W. Picnic Date the Date for the annual picnic of Mckean county Post. Veterans of foreign wars of Smethport to be held near Clermont this year has now been definitely set for sunday june 25. Death summons mrs. M. Regan revered woman mrs. Margaret Regan aged 80, revered local lady passed away at the Home of her bother James Mccabe in Reilly hollow last night about 11 30 of clock. Mrs. Regan had been ailing for a Long time past. But had remained up i and about and maintained her Char j act Ristic cheerfulness in face of Phy j Sical suffering until a week ago when her condition became critical. It is Given to some people to Merit j by sunni Ness of disposition and Nobil j Ity of soul to be regarded As Angels it on Earth. Mrs Regan Noble woman i was such a person and a loved by All who knew her her Good deeds on Earth form a lasting memorial in the hearts of her friends. The deceased lady was born in Rel j Fly hollow near Smethport on oct Ober 4, 1852. The daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Mccabe Pioneer Resi dents. She married John Regan who died j 25 years ago. Since the death of or. J Regan she had mad her Home with her brother and sister in Law or and mrs j Arnee Mccabe she is survived by three Brothers j John of Oquain. Oregon Ambrose j of Erie and James Mccabe of Smith j port. The funeral will be held at St. Elizabeth s Catholic Church of which she was a life Long member saturday morning at 9 00 of clock. Interment will be in the family plot in St. Elizar Beth a cemetery. Police chief found guilty of extortion pleas of assault accepted in Crosby kidnapping c. H Yetzer St. Marys chief of police and popular world War Veteran and Theodore Kallas were found guilty of extortion by a jury in Mckean county criminal court in Smethport last Friday. The men were indicted on a charge preferred by Christ Korotas greek restaurant proprietor of St. Marys. It was alleged that chief Yetzer and Kallas forced Korotas to give them $1600 for a Protection Quot in bootlegging activities Korotas withdrew the Money from a banking account at a Kane Bank and due to the fact that the transaction took place in Kane the crime locale was moved Lorn Elk county where All the principals reside into ?.ickean county and local taxpayer were consequently Given a costly lawsuit. The cask went on trial tuesday and lasted until Friday morning when judge Bouton charged the jury. That body was out for 3 hours and 50 minutes. Returning at 3 40 p. In. With the verdict of guilty. Markus Kalabukas who was arrested with Yetzer and Kallas we As freed because of Lark of sufficient evidence. Attorneys d j. Driscoll and Thomas Gregory of St. Marys an i Claude w Shattuck counsel for Yetzer and Kallas immediately made motion for a new trial. The court fixed september 6 next a the Date for the new trial hearing and held Yetzer and Kallas und it r $1500 bail each pending the outcome of the new trial hearing. The defendants remained in custody of sheriff Fred t. Ludwick until sat urday when they furnished b my. The prosecution was Condu Ted by District attorney Chaa. G. Hubbard assisted by attorneys Wilson a flt Gibbon of Bradford. Crosby kidnappers plead guilty Dusen Verlac Paul Barbie James sweeten and Tony Orazio arrested last fall on a charge of kidnapping and who had been held at the Smethport jail since that time�?9 months were brought before the court Friday and were allow cd to enter ideas of guilty of assault and Battery instead of the grave kidnapping Thane by agreement of the Commonwealth and defense a plea was also accepted for Spiro Yovanoff who was arrested with the quartet but who was unable to be in court due to the fact that he is now in a Pittsburgh Hospital being treated for a serious spinal trouble. The men. All macedonians and said continued on Page 4, co Lupin 3 motor cops Are on the Alert for Speed boys motorists should watch their step especially when they step on the accelerator a Check up by the Highway patrol for speeders is now being made and there have been numerous arrests. Fines of $10.00 ant costs Ara collected in each instance. Speedups Are be ing established with patrolmen in charge in some cases the officers Are in uniform while in some other places they Are in civilian clothes. Seniors at Chautauqua Lake the members of the class of 1933. Smethport High school Are enjoying a week a Outing at Chautauqua Lake. The party left sunday in cars chaperoned by prof. G. L. Pilskaln and miss Margaret Hull. Try a Democrat want and barn destroyed by fire following lightning Bolt a Large barn on the farm of George Griffin on the Smethport Cros by Road a Short distance above Burbank was struck by lightning during the terrific storm on wednesday night of last week and was completely destroyed by the fire which followed. The fire occurred shortly after 10 00 of clock and the barn seemed to literally burst into flames at once. Nothing could be done to save the Structure after it burst in flames following the terrible Bolt. A Quantity of Hay and Grain and farm equipment and machinery were stored in the Structure. No livestock was kept in the Bara. Some insurance was carried on the building but not adequate to cover the loss. The loss will be a severe one to or. I Griffin. Eldred fire department to stage 4th Celebration i the Eldred fire department is sponsoring a Gigantic Celebration of july fourth this year and an old Home Observance which will last the entire week of july 3-8. A feature of the fourth Celebration will be a huge Parade of fire departments and bands from a Large number of towns of this Section a monster military division made up of american legion and veterans of foreign wars posts and a Large number of veterans drum and Bugle corps. There will be competitive drills for attractive prizes. Smethport gratefully remembering the splendid manner in which Eldred responded with firemen and apparatus to our own Call for help when j fire swept mein Street last january will no doubt show its gratitude in a practical manner now by co operating in every possible Way with the Eldred firemen to make their Celebration a huge Success. Clear Lindholm bldg. Ruins a Force of workmen have been engaged in Clearing the debris from the site of the j. A. Lindholm Block. Which was burned in the big main Street fire last january. New heating system e. W. Strong local contractor has installed a new boiler and heating Plant in the Hamlin Bank amp Trust building. Twenty persons were naturalized monday Twenty foreign born residents of Mckean of dirty i came citizens of the United Stites a the regular term of naturalization court held at the court House in Smethport on monday with judge j. Vav Bouton presiding. Final petitions which a 1 been filed with prothonotary b. F Starsky were heard and approved. Attorney Ralph Tilte of Buffalo formerly a Well know Smethport Man. Who i Federal naturalization examiner for this District Val in a Tendance at the session of court. Three names of foreign born residents were changed to English forma at the session. The list of those who appeared in court follows Pietro Gentil italian Bradford. Spiridon Kiousis greek Bradford. Mike Voycsik czechoslovakian Ludlow. Mary Zlobec slovenian. Port Allegany. Mary Karowitz slovenian Crosby. George Edgar Bellamy English Duke Center. Geremia Vergari. Italian. Kush Equa. Jennie Amelia Anderson swedish Ludlow Arthur Ivar Waldemar Anderson swedish Kane John Allan Valfrid Sundberg swedish Kane. Oscar Gustafson name changed to Oscar Larson swedish. Kane. A Larne Maria Swanseen swedish Kane. Johan Adolf Anderson swedish Kane. Gerion Mauritz Nap oleum Palm quist. Swedish Kane. Patrick costello. Irish Bradford. Santa Vicere italian name changed to Samuel Vicere. Bradford. Rocco Camastra italian. Bradford. Argeris Markos Gianakas. Name changed to Arthur Mark Johnson greek. Bradford. Edw in Frederick Wilhelm Carlson swedish Bradford. Off Bart Leonard Deakin English Bradford

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