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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 22, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county i it Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley pubic Smethport pa., thursday june 1933 Rerms-$2.oo per year. No. 25frank Rickey crushed under truck wheel popular local Highway employee Dies in Hospital Frank Rickey aged 27, a former Stellar Smethport High school football player died at port Allegany Hospital Early saturday morning from injuries sustained when he fell from a state Highway department truck about a mile below Farmers Valley last thursday afternoon. Cause of death was Given a intracranial Haemorrhages and there is no official confirmation of reports that either Young Many a shoulder or Skull were fractured although he had a Scalp wound. The report that wheels of huge truck passed Over his body Are erroneous. When he fell his head hit Concrete pavement. The Accident victim was one of a Crew of ten workmen employed by Mckean county maintenance division of state Highway department who were returning Home from work on a Bridge project at port Allegany Arnold Peterson of Smethport Driver of Truk started to pass a slow moving vehicle ahead and pulled out a Short distance from right Side of Road when he perceived an automobile behind about to pass him. He was forced to swerve Back to right Side of Road sharply in order to avoid a collision or. Rickey lost his balance when truck swerved Ani fell to Highway with great Force none of other riders lost their seats. A Call was sent for an ambulance but or. Rickey a father in Law rushed him to port Allegany Hospital before conveyance arrived. Or. Peterson Driver of truck. Is held absolutely blameless for distressing Accident by All official in continued on Page 4. Col. 3 drum amp Bugle boys Tell populace that a a spirits of �?T76 Are alive again a modern version of fam Ous painting a spirit of �?T76�?� and one that could appropriate by be called a spirits of old a �?T76�?� w As presented in sprightly a manner in flesh in this Bor Ough tuesday night when Leo Morton drum major and his Bradford american legion a drum and Bugle corps staged a a Parade on main Street to her Ald appearance of a new 3.2 a Beer to be produced by Well known Bradford brewery. The death of John Barley com which like once re ported demise of Mark Twain was a greatly was presumed to have occurred on a july 1st. 1919. A Bradford brew will reappear a on july 1st, 1933. Appropriately perhaps new product will be named a old a 75.�?� probably emphasizing features of calender month Independence and a return of Liberty As legion musicians made Welkin ring with har Mony inference was that a they we Ere bringing a message of Hope to parched summer human a and inhuman thirsts a announcing a brew that will a sell it is said at to cents per bottle. A anyway drum corps pre seated a splendid appearance on its local appearance. A organization travelling a by motor bus. Visited several other county towns on in ique advertising crusade to drum up business for new Bradford Beer. A too new Wells to be drilled on Rew City Leas activity will recall Boom period of 1928 Democrat has Learned from unofficial but thoroughly reliable sources that Kendall Oil co. Is preparing to a five spot its huge John Ward lease in Row City and As a result . Nearby Hilltop town will experience a i drilling Boom reminiscent of Halcyon Days around 1928 we Hen dozens of drilling rigs were running simultaneously on Hill. It is understood that drilling Ope j actions on a program calling for More than too water and Oil Wells will begin within next week. Nine strings of tools will be used at j Start and employment will be Given to a Large Force of men. Intensive development of this big j Rew City lease is a highly ene Ouray j ing note at this time when things j Are generally Dull in Field with Price of crude Way Down in i cellar and chorus of Oil men sing i ing blues. Wilson amp. Fitzgibbon drilling j it is reported that Wilson be Fitz i Gibbon of Bradford Are drilling three i j Wells at present time on their i lease at Bordel. Date of local water rate protest adjourned to july 6 in Smethport Public hearing in conto Versy Between Borough of Smethport and Smethport water co. Hag been adjourned from Harrisburg to Mckean county court House in Smethport and Date set for thursday. July 6. Starting at 9 30 a. In. Change of place of hearing was secured at a preliminary session before Pennsylvania Public service commission in Harrisburg last thursday. It is expected that commissioner Stahlnecker who presided at hearing last thursday will come to Smethport to preside again. His conduct of proceedings w As highly praised by representatives of both Borough and water co. The proceedings in Harrisburg were divided in two parts one dealing with boroughs complaint of insufficient service Given by water co. And poor of water and other concerning an increase of rates for fire Protection from a Flat sum of $200 per year to $25 per year for each of 38 hydrants in town or a total of $950 a year. William Pierotti. Assistant chief of Smethport fire repayment Teg miss Davis weds Robert Palmer derailed Shawmut cars hold traffic in Borough traffic on Shawmut Railroad we As held up for several hours in this j Borough monday Forenoon by derailment of two gondolas at j unloading switch in rear of Yerdon filling station near intersection of water and East streets. The cars were part of a string of three which had been shunted onto switch we Here Borough Street department we As unloading grave for Bank Street paving Job. The brakes of cars were improperly set and suddenly string started Down rather Steep Grade of switch. Two of errs left rails but third remained on track. It required a wrecking Crew and two locomotives to get cars Back on track. The operation required four hours twp. School millage reduced a two Mill reduction in school taxes of Keating township was made by Board of education at a meeting held in Smethport monday night. The meeting was an adjourned session of regular meeting held week previously. Tax Levy for coming year for school purposes in Keating township will be 20 Mills school and 3 Mills school Bond. The school Bond Levy remains same school tax being reduced from 22 Mills. A per capita school Levy of $3.00 in township remains unchanged. Keating township with two splendid consolidated schools at Cyclone and Farmers Valley now has a tax rate which compares favourably with any county District. The reduction will not impair efficiency of schools according to directors. All Keating township teachers received a slight reduction in in 1933-34 contracts. The marriage of miss Elaine Davis daughter of l. B Davis of state line n. A. Formerly of Smethport and Robert k. Palmer son of mrs. I s. Palmer of Smethport was solemnized by Rev. F w. Chase of Degolia last thursday evening at Home of or. And mrs. L. Davis in West Branch. Attendants at wedding were l. B Davis father of Bride misses Margaret and Jean Davis of state line Sisters of Bride mrs. W. S Palmer and miss Eulalia King. Smethport Mother and aunt of Groom and or. And mr3. Francis Howard. West Branch. The Bride was charmingly at tired in a White suit with All White accessories. Her attendant was dressed in Gray and Rose. Both Bride and Groom Are graduates of Smethport High school. The Bride was a member of class of 1932 and or. Palmer graduated in 1925. The Groom is proprietor of Crescent electric co. In Smethport and has been very successful in business having made an enviable reib Talon for efficiency and honorable practice. He is a graduate of Bliss electrical school Washington a c., and was employed for a time by Bell Telephone co. In Pittsburgh. Or. And mrs. Palmer motored to Niagara Falla for a Brief honeymoon. They have taken up their residence at Home of Groom Here. The Democrat unites with a legion of friends of Young couple in extending congratulations on this auspicious occasion. Harry Backus and George Van Dusen graduate at Wharton school finance two popular Smethport a Young men were members of class which graduated yesterday from Wharton school of finance of University of Pennsylvania. Harry Backus son of mrs. Lillian i Backus editor and publisher of j Mckean county Miner graduated j with honors. Or. Backus will leave immediately for new York City where he has a rented a splendid position with tote Type corporation world wide manufacturers of typesetting machines. I Van Dusen a track Letterman George Van Dusen son of mrs. Laura Van Dusen of King Street a member of teaching staff of Smethport Borough schools graduated with honors. Or. Van Dusen graduated from Smethport High school where he was an outstanding track and football Star in 1929. At University his Speed As a sprinter gained recognition and he was one of 21 letter men of varsity track team. He is a member of Theta i fraternity. Approximately 1.550 men and women from 41 states and to foreign countries received degrees at commencement exercises which marked completion of 193rd academic year at University of Pennsylvania. Thomas s Gates president of University conferred degrees and judge Horace Stern of Philadel-1 phia common pleas court and a trustee of University delivered commencement address honorary degree of doctor of Laws was conferred upon judge Stern and or. Marion Edward Park president of Bryn mawr College other honorary degrees were Given to Josef Hofmann pianist compose j and director of Curtis Institute j of music. Philadelphia. Doctor of music and Albert h. Lucas headmaster of St. Albanys school for boys. Washington. D. C., master of arts. J big blast in Bush Hill Cut another huge blast of dynamite was shot in deep Cut of new Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany on top of Bush Hill tuesday night. 1600 Sticks of dynamite were used to lift hard Stone formation encountered in Hill which defies most powerful steam shovels Pei sons who witnessed blasting operation describe it As being spectacular indeed be vend similar blasts have previously been set off. The Mel Ert Weld Ner construction co which has big contract for grading new Highway route which when paved will provide a marked Cut off for Roosevelt Highway will Corno near to completing Job by time originally planned. July i. Despite harassing weather delays in Eaily Spring Only a few weeks work remains before Job Vii be completed. The paving cont act will be let next Smith and his Khaki shirts hit communist Skios with police but is denounced by v. F. W. Captain Art. Smith colourful Soldier of Fortune and head of Khaki shirts of America with Headquarters in Philadelphia whose boyhood a spent in Crosby and Smethport a again figured conspicuously in news limelight of this week. The Leader of Khaki so or to possessing an amazing fighting record with revolutionary armies in Mexico Nicaragua Honduras Mon oooo As a Veteran of British and american armies in world War As a u. S. Marine aviator As a flyer with chinese army against japanese in Manchuria a year ago and a a movie stunt flyer in Hollywood now Lias visions of emulating Mussolini of Italy and Hitler of Germany. At convention of Veteran of foreign wars of Pennsylvania department in Allentown last week a Resolution was adopted denouncing Khaki shirts on sunday Smith and other leaders addressed a big meeting of Khaki shirts in Philadelphia and vigorous Leader made quite a hit with pres and police. The first unpleasant incident a National upturn toward pros a reported As follows partly has been Felt by one of my Allentown pa., june 16.�? stat Kean county a leading industries department of labor was criticized production of charcoal acetate and today for its failure to act promptly Wood chemicals. Several years ago against sweatshop Hon r w. . Head of m a Resolution presented at four Penn c charcoal and chemical co has Teeth annual convention of Perfi med a remarkable feat Iii keep Pennsylvania department Veteran ing his company a chemical Plant at of foreign wars Heie East Smethport running steadily for resolutions condemning Khaki Over a year during wot St period shirts of America and r Leader of Depie Shon and is now benefiting Art j. Smith of Philadelphia were by present encouraging improve also presented it was Rev aled that ment in Market conditions. Smith and his followers who have local Plant has and is pro been labelled a racketeers Quot by Riding employment to a Large Force j United states secret service official 4 a woodsmen in county had attempted to a muscle in on titled that there was not sufficient volume of water for adequate fire Protection. J. D. Carpenter an Engineer of firm of Gannett Seeley and Fleming Harrisburg testified in behalf of water co., giving a detailed and technical description of reservoirs Wells and distributing system. Or. Carpenter made a Survey Here some time ago. Attorney f. D. Gallup president of water co., and senior member of Law firm of Gallup amp Potter. Water co. Solicitors gave testimony regarding investments in Plant and present financial condition of company. James Hubbard superintendent also testified. The hearing in Harrisburg last thursday lasted from 9 00 of clock in morning until 1 00 p. In. All interested citizens Are entitled to attend adjourned hearing in Smethport on july 6. And a number will probably be called As witnesses for both Borough and water co. The commissioner a 11 take accumulation of testimony to Harrisburg for a final ruling by Public service commission in argument. Work picks up in nearby Woods veterans convention Here Benjamin Ralsky of bad Ford continued on last Page column 4 edition to regular factory Crew. Wood Cut Ting is being resumed also on an extensive scale on vast Heinemann tract near Crosby with prospects of a Busy renewal of production activities at big Crosby chemical works that business upturn is extending to All blanches of lumbering Industry is indicated by following of Quot a a it Ltd Kane Republican i that Ron a Nylon of Hamo. Reflecting a Tenet a improvement Al it an amur lob township sup. In Ruxine conditions throughout ,.rvftora Ani auditor a been called supervisors amp auditors convention next thurs. M. S. Parker Valley. Business Man. Dead hut steady increase in bark peeling a. Receives purple heart Leo Ostrom of Roulette former Well known Smethport Man has been awarded governments revived purple heart medal in recognition of wounds received in action with a. E. F. In France during world War. Or. Ostrom enlisted with co c of Bradford while residing Here. He was terribly wounded at fishes France. By shrapnel and was confined to a Hospital for Many weeks it being feared for a Long time that he would lose both his tuesday to open country club House Beautiful new clubhouse just completed and furnished at Golf course of Smethport country club to replace Structure destroyed by fire last fall will be opened with a Public reception next tuesday. From 4 00 of clock in afternoon on handsome new Structure will be open for inspection of Public and All citizens of Smethport and Vicinity whether members of club i or not Are cordially invited to visit new quarters. During Day Golf will be enjoyed by club members and invited guests. Refreshments will be served during evening. Members of county sheep and Wool growers Assn. Market annual Wool crop members of Mckean county sheep and Wool grow Erst association have sold their Wool Pool to highest bidder. We. H. Grundy co., inc., or Philadelphia for 31.52 cents per Pound this is second successive year that this company has purchased Mckean county we ool and to Date this is highest Price paid for any we ool Pool in state. Last years Price of 17c per Pound was also one of highest Pool prices recorded that season. The members of association will Load their wools at port Allegany on monday june 26. The loading time will be Between 7 00 a. In. And 4 00 p. In. It will be necessary to have All Wool in before 4 00 p. In. In order to have it included in Pool it is a credit to local association to top Market two successive years Selling to same buyer. In order to maintain this High Standard of marketing directors of association have decided to accept Only Good marketable wools. Dead Wool and w ool containing foreign material will be rejected from regular Pool Price. Also Damp we ool will not be accepted. Members Are reminded that wet Wool should be thoroughly dried in sunlight. Prof. Bright addresses Foster twp graduates prof. Stanley Bright principal of Smethport Borough schools delivered address to Nineteen members j of graduating class of eighth Grade. Lee Driver school in Foster township last evening. The eloquent local educator delivered an inspirational message to class. The death of Melvin s Parker prominent Farmers Valley business Man occurred at his Home there at la is of clock monday evening or. Parker had been ill since last december suffering from a heart ailment. Born in Sunderji Ville pa., on june 23, 1880, or. Parker had been a resident of Smethport Vicinity for 18 years. For a number of years he was engaged in mercantile business also operating a tourists Camp and being representative of Mcness products for this District. He was a successful honorable business Man and made Many warm personal friends in his regular trips through county. He is survived by his wife and nine children Howard of Farmers Valley mrs. Leo Marvin of Duke Center. Mrs. Ward Bickford of Farmers Valley Paul of Sartwell and Clifford Marguerite Blayne and Wilma at Home. Funeral services Are being conducted at United Brethren Church in Farmers Valley this morning at 10 00 o clock Rev. Eggleston of Olean and Rev m. B Erickson of Farmers Valley officiating. The body will be taken to Sunder inv a Isle where services will be held at 2 30 of clock this afternoon and interment will be made. I peeing mix of Eldred. President of a a and chemical Wood cutting. Socia Tion Quot Wuu announcement that h h . Burtne a a a a on will he held at pol Pennsylvania Wood. Coult Houm at to 0o. A with contractor of shrine. Will a Oon put j an a Ere tag program including and one Hundred men on a hark peeling b Rio Nln a pea Hen in Blackwater and East . New stat town hip code will Branch Corne a for b fun exp awned at a meeting More men in Chenica Wood following butane a Ion thew a ,1 a 11 l Tadley. Local Lobber attending convention will motor Fridley who Alt Job for Cen thin my or ramp of county com ital Pennsylvania lumber company Mem Ion Randy Ander on at Bart As increasing weekly output of chemical Wood because of an increased demand. He resumed chemical Wood cutting in february after Many _ months of inactivity that saw lumber port Jug Secretary of county Organ ing reach lowest stage in history cation Here. A Lumberjacks Anil woodsmen who have been Idle for More than a year Joseph Mon Namo former by Well where a picnic dinner will a enjoyed members being entitled to bring guests. Mrs. Hazel Thomas of East Smith Are being recalled in Many instances because of increased orders. Many local Man sails for Italy Joseph Mon Namo. Proprietor of finish resurfacing of Bank Street pavement Borough Street department completed Job of putting a top surface of Stone chips and tar via on Macadam pavement of Bank Street from Nelson Street intersection to Borough line tuesday afternoon. The improvement is a noteworthy one. The work was directed by councilman m. H. Kelly of Street committee and Street commissioner Leon comes. Mrs. Mary Newcombe Dies at Burbank Home mrs. Mary Newcombe aged 54, wife of Frank Newcombe. Well known Burbank Farmer died at family Home yesterday afternoon at 4 001 o clock. Funeral services will be held at Home saturday afternoon at 4 00 of clock. Burial will be in Norwich township cemetery at Derrick is up for local deep Well test 85-foot steel Derrick is up for j deep test Well to be sunk by Atlantic Seaboard Gas co on j Smethport Anticline on Haywood tract near Marvindale. The heavy drilling equipment and j Large Power Plant have been set up and everything will soon be in readiness for Start of drilling Active j ties. The company is prepared to sink Drill to a depth of 5000 feet to reach Oriskany Sand which has yielded huge Gas Wells in Tioga and Potter counties. The outcome of this we Ell on which hinges possibilities of new great deep Gas drilling activities in this Pioneer shallow Sand natural Gas Field of country will be eagerly await-1 cd. House Burns near Coryville fire of unknown origin destroyed a Large farmhouse own Ned by Cam Stull near Shawmut Railroad crossing below Coryville last sunday afternoon Blaze attracted a huge number of motorists from nearby Roosevelt Highway. A few of furnishings of House we Ere saved and there was a Small insurance coverage. Piles of Hemlock stacked along Blue Bird taxicab co., of Olean vast docks of lumber Yards Are former Smethport Young Man and beginning to show Bottom where once world War Veteran who has acquired a surplus of a million feet was piled affluence in a comparatively few year a a Rumor that Bowman i saw Mill Tom Gay integrity and application of located West of Here will be moved Effort sailed for v new York last to Blackwater District a an and wer or a two 1 Quot it nth vacation trip Dit ional step town Ards replenishing i to Europe during which time he will lumber Supply was denied today Al visit his old Home in Italy. Though those in charge admitted a r Ove in this direction May be made local ban against fourth later in summer. Explosives continues Quot at present time however Borough Oil inner against Sale nothing definite will be done about or use of deadly fourth of july sex moving Mill. J Plosives in Smith Ort is again being a although bark peeling and Chemi enforced this be in a satisfactory Cal we Ood cutting is not expected to manner. Reach extensive scale of Boom j a a times in lumber circles general Neil Llev chd to do wisc improvement and resumption of work Jour i i Laillia ill Lvi is heartening to Many men who follow lumbering Industry in th., season ticket system Fitch Wolfe. G. Holder injured in falling from ladder William g. Holder prominent local citizen we As painfully injured in falling from a ladder at his Home on Franklin Street monday afternoon. Or. Holder was hanging window screens when ladder on which he we As standing suddenly gave Way precipitating him several feet to ground. He suffered a fractured left rib a painful Cut on nose and from bruises and Shock. The injured citizen was attended by or. Burg Chadwick. He is recovering in a satisfactory manner. The marriage of miss Virginia Wolfe daughter of or. And mrs. Harry j. Wolfe of East Street Smethport and Noble Fitch son of or. And j mrs. George Fitch of East Sumeth j port. Was solemnized at Parson j age of it. Jewett methodist episcopal Church last saturday afternoon at 3 00 of clock. Rev. L. E. Elbel pastor of Church officiated. Both Bride Abd Groom Are Well known Young people. Or. Fitch is an employee of W. Masser hard-1 Ware Here. They took up their residence on j j East Street. The Democrat unites with friends j in extending congratulations to Happy Young couple. I subscribe for it a. Willard Robinson badly Cut Willard Robinson of East Valley Road suffered a had Cut on right leg from an axe while cutting Wood. Or. Burg Chadwick attended improving Quaker state refinery filling station a Large addition of Blick and tile is being built to Beautiful filling station at Quaker state Oil refinery at Farmers Valley. The addition. We hich harmonizes architecturally with unique design of station is being built under supervision of Raymond Larson of Smethport. The Mckean county fair and races which will be held in Smethport for four Days and nights starting labor Day monday sept. 4, will revive popular season ticket feature to offer a distinct saving in admission charges Hon. R. W. president of association announced this we Eek. This plan in keeping with general conditions will enable Public to buy $2.00 Worth of admissions Fop $1.25. The $125 season tickets containing admissions for each of four Days of fair. Will be transferrable so As to admit four members of a family or party of desired at a distinct saving. General single admission tickets will be 50c. As usual. The season tickets will be sold through clubs and individuals throughout county who will be allowed a Liberal commission for Selling them. They should make a popular Appeal to Public. This years fair will present greatest attractions in history flee actg featuring May Wirth worlds greatest bareback rider and celebrated australian Wirth family of riders being finest Ever contracted locally

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