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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 9, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday March 9, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. To Bank Holiday has mild effect in thine action m Kean county Banks Eacer to reopen doors local effects of the National Bank Holiday which has been in effect since saturday and which May be ended with the special session of the new Congress which convenes to Day. Have been negligible. Local Banks which remained open saturday despite governor Pinchott a order because of adequate Supply of Cash on hand for All demands closed perforce. Monday in compliance with the emergency order issued by president Roosevelt soon after he assumed office. The same sound banking situation prevailed in All other Mckean county towns and throughout this entire Section. Our Banks Are sound and Are ready in fact impatient to resume business As soon As the National Holiday is declared at an end. While Banks in Large cities May be closed for some time Banks in this continued on Page 3,. Column i mrs. M Coy buys Munn bldg., opens new store by a business Deal concluded last week mrs. Edna d. Mccoy proprietor of Mccoy a drug store purchased the Brick building on main Street owned by l. E. Munn. A restaurant conducted by Leonard Finch has occupied the building for some time past. The restaurant business was immediately taken Over by mrs. Lucy Backus Well known local lady who is conducting it under the name of a Backus mrs. Mccoy is preparing to open a business place to be known As a the Rexall store in the Large Structure. This will be formally opened saturday night and the Public is cordially invited to visit the place that evening Between the hours of 8 00 and 10 00 of clock. Attractive souvenirs will be Given to All visitors. A Force of workmen under the direction of contractor Alfred Johnson have been making repairs to the former Munn building. An attractive color scheme of Green is being carried out by painters and decorators. R. Brown of Franklin pa., will manage the new store which will have a modern soda Fountain. Mrs. Mccoy will Divide her time Between her two business places. Or Brown has had a great Deal of experience in conducting soda fountains and comes Here highly recommended. He is married and his wife and two children will take up their residence Here at the close of the present school term. A the new store will have a Complete Rexall Stock the same As Mccoy s. It will also sell magazines and will have a lending Book Library lending Jig saw Library Etc. It will be conducted As a Cut rate Cash store. No prescriptions will be compounded at the new store since the registered pharmacist will continue to be stationed at Mccoy a. Mrs. Mccoy s news amp and will also remain at the old store. Local men buy plane lease port c. Barnhart and Herman Alexander mechanics employed by the Mckean county maintenance division of the Pennsylvania department of highways have purchased a Waco air plane and made their first Aerial appearance Over Smethport last saturday. Messes. Barnhart and Alexander have leased the Larson Airport on the my Jewett Kane Highway near the Kane country club for the coming year. The port has a hangar and a Fine Landing Field of 40 acres. It is owned by John Larson Well known Farmer of that Section and was Given an official rating by the u. S. Department of Commerce a few years ago. The two men will House their plane at the Larson port and plan to conduct regular classes in piloting. Or. Alexander holds a transport pilots License and has More than 2,500 hours in the air. He was formerly employed at airports in Sunbury and Tyrone pa., and is entirely qualified to act As an instructor. Or. Barnhart a student Pilot will take his examination for private Pilot s License in the near future. The plane was purchased in Olean a Short time ago and is being kept there for the present. The flying mechanics intend to continue improvement work at the East Smethport Field. They announce that it will be available next summer. They Hope to enlist Ald of interested citizens in the project. The Field will appear As an emergency Landing place on official Aerial maps if present plans Are perfected. Clark Schoonmaker who owns the land at East Smethport has done considerable improvement work during the present Winter. Leona Hogarth will have Star role in new comedy Leona Hogarth Doyle prominent Smethport actress who is at present being starred in a the american dream Quot new York theatre Guild production has signed a contract to Star in a new comedy a far away horses Quot which will be produced in new York the latter part of this month. Take Young prisoner to Huntington Reform school county detective j. Allison and sheriff Fred t. Ludwick took Chas. Beswick aged 19, to the Huntington Reform school last saturday. The Young Man had plead guilty before judge j. W Bouton last week on charges of robbing a filling station in Bradford. Mrs. Kate Colegrove suffers leg fracture mrs. Kate Colegrove of Oleat former Well known Smethport lad a suffered a leg fracture at her to e in that City last week. Proposal to extend Burbank Road paving at a meeting of the Keating township Board of Road supervisors consisting of l. R. Thomas Claude Irons and gust Larson which was held in Smethport monday morning a proposal for further extending of the paving of the West Crosby Road which was paved last summer from Smethport to Burbank. The supervisors were asked to extend the pavement from the Burbank intersection to the farm of j. V. Gallup or farther. V. Gallup offered to donate the necessary Stone and it is understood the Mckean county commissioners Are ready to furnish labor under the county unemployment Relief program. Further improvement of this important Highway would be a Boon. Try a Democrat want and j. Klingensmith 94, oldest citizen dead Jacob John Klingensmith oldest resident of Smethport passed away monday evening at 8 00 of clock at the Home of his sister mrs. Sarah Jane Raymer with whom he had resided for the past 18 years. Or. Klingensmith was born june 22, 1839, and would have been 94 years old if he had lived until his next birthday. Despite his advanced years he was remarkably Active until two weeks ago when he was stricken with illness he was an ardent disciple of Izaak Walton and the oldest licensed Fisherman in Mckean county and perhaps the entire state. He indulged in his favorite sport throughout the 1932 season. Or. Klingensmith was born in Pittsburgh and became a skilled Mechanic. For a Long time he was chief Engineer of the Jones laugh Lin steel Mill in his native City he was a member of the association of american mechanics knights of pythias and the German lutheran Church of Pittsburgh the subject of this sketch made Many friends Here. He was Alert mentally As Well As physically Active to a remarkable degree and was an interesting conversationalist. His Long and useful Span of life covered Many different periods of the nations history. Surviving Are three daughters mrs Lillian Keller of Pittsburgh mrs. Katherine Merkel of Eldred and mrs. Emma Jane Raymer of Smethport nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Or. Klingensmith wife passed away fifty five years ago funeral services will be held at the Home this afternoon at 2 00 o clock with the Rev. H. L. Spangler pastor of the methodist episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be made in Rose Hill cemetery. Truck delivers material directly to Highway jobs the tar Asphalt service inc., of new Brunswick n. J., which has the contract for supplying Macadam surfacing material to the Pennsylvania department of highways has inaugurated a new economical delivery system. Tank cars of the material Are received at the Shawmut Railroad siding in Smethport and taken in a huge tank truck from there directly to the scene of Road work where the Oil is temporarily stored in Drums. This is a great saving Over the old system whereby the full Drums were sent Here by freight and had to be returned empty. The Shawmut siding in Smethport is also the distributing Center for tar via. Another popular surfacing material Over a wide radius. Ija turn it thirty first president of the United states Frank Petruzzi acquires old Infantino building Frank Petruzzi of Smethport acquired the Chas. Infantino building which was gutted by the main Street fire in january. Or. Petruzzi will tear the Structure Down and will Salvage a considerable amount of lumber. It is understood that he plans to build a Home with the material. Contractor j. Alfred Johnson has prepared plans of a Model 2-Story Brick Block for or. Infantino to of Mattw of tuba 8ia-want Frump we w a Structure. Deep Well test soon in Vicinity of Marvindale two huge Wells on Smethport Anticline enlivening two new deep Gas Wells on the Smethport Anticline Good for a combined production of approximately 25,000,000 cubic feet per Day make it a foregone conclusion that drilling will continue and there is every reason to believe that Mckean county and the Smethport area will be the next scene of operation. Geologists Trace the local Anticline from new York state across the Northwestern Corner of Potter county where the Cunningham Well at Oswayo is situated. It enters Mckean county and passes directly under Smethport continuing to Kasson Marvindale Hazelhurst and ending at i Stanter beyond Clermont. Width is estimated from one to three Miles although it would take intensive drilling to establish this definitely. The United natural Gas co., which controls a Large acreage in this territory has been watching developments closely and at present is conducting an exhaustive Survey along the Anticline. This company drilled a deep test Well near Kane a few years ago but it was a failure. It is reliably reported that the Atlantic Seaboard Gas co. Is preparing to Drill to the Oriskany Sand in the Section Between Marvindale and Hazelhurst a few Miles from this town. A second Well of great local interest was drilled in on the Smethport Anticline near Greenwood Steuben county n. Y., last week after the Cunningham Well at Oswayo was completed with a 12,000,000 cubic feet daily production. I the Well in new York state on the Northern end of the Smethport Anticline produced 13.500,000 cubic feet at the first gauge. The Oriskany Sand was tapped at a depth of 4,256 feet and Rock pressure of 1,950 pounds was encountered. Owners of the lease on which the Well was drilled Are the Wittmer co. Of Pittsburgh. Suicide identified buried at Jewett i the Man who committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree in Wildcat hollow near Hazelhurst and who was found wednesday afternoon of last week by two Young men from the latter town has been identified As Peter Lynch formerly a Sheffield woodsman. Identification was made by Spencer Roberts chief of police of Sheffield. Who stated he had Given the Man the shoes he wore when found dead. Chief Roberts believes the Man was mentally unbalanced stating he had attempted to commit suicide while living in Sheffield. He Cut his own Throat with a razor but recovered and left town. Lynch who was about 70 years old had been seen in the Vicinity of Hazelhurst recently the Sheffield chief of police identified the body at the a. O. Lantz undertaking establishment in it Jewett where it was taken shortly after the suicide was discovered. Lynch had been missing from his usual haunts since the Friday preceding the finding of the body. The Corpse was Frozen when found having been perfectly preserved by the cold weather which prevailed for several Days the forepart of last week. Undertaker Lantz believes Lynch had been dead for a nit five Days. Authorities have been unsuccessful in an attempt to locate relatives of the dead Man. No one knows where he resided before coming to Sheffield and his clothing contained nothing to identify him. The dead Man is known to have a sister but efforts to locate her were futile. The body was buried in Bridge View cemetery it. Jewett tuesday morning increase Force at emergency Relief office county organization Garing for 8,000 persons the office and Field staff of the Mckean county emergency Relief Board with Headquarters in the Monheimer building. Smethport was augmented during the past week miss Martha Swanson of Smethport has been employed As stenographer. Miss Swanson who is the daughter of or and mrs j. A Swanson is a graduate of Smethport High school and Westbrooks business Academy glean. She was formerly employed at the upper main Street Market Basket store in Smethport e. F. Huber of Ludlow and John m Keirnan of Crosby have been air pointed to work in the county Field and will Issue food orders. Miss Ruth Knapp of Pittsburgh is director of the local office and miss Margaret Bacon of Smethport is clerk. The Smethport office acknowledges with thanks the donation of a typewriter by Miles Bradford co. And a desk by miss Swanson the county emergency Relief Board with Headquarters in the Monheimer building in Smethport is doing great work. In order to distribute the state funds in an efficient manner an office is also established in Kane and Bradford. The families living in the county Hay been Given food orders through Volunteer services and committees in the various communities. Continued on Page 3. Column 2 Goro to fight increase local hydrant rate auditors report approved at March Council meeting attorney c. W. Shattuck Borough solicitor was instructed to conduct a vigorous fight against the new schedule of the Smethport water co., which increases Cost of hydrant service from $200 to $950 per year at the regular meeting of the Smethport Borough Council held monday night. Attorney Shattuck will appear before the Public service commission in Harrisburg to contest the new rate. He was authorized to enlist any help he May deem necessary the members of the Council were unanimously of the opinion that the increase is not justified by service rendered and will fight to the last ditch or hydrant. An individual rate of $25 per year per hydrant replaces the former Flat rate of $200 a year according to a new Tariff filed March i in Harrisburg by the Smethport water co it becomes effective on april i. Next. The Borough auditors report which had been returned to the Council for correction was accepted and ordered printed in the Mckean county Democrat one time. Charles Lemmler treasurer of Smethport Borough was paid $344.17 in commissions on funds handled by him at the meeting monday night. Burgess Daniel Bacon was Given permission to move a lire hydrant from the front of his new building on main Street to Franklin Street around the Corner. The Council authorized Purchase of 300 feet of new fire Hose and twelve rubber Coats for the Smethport fire department. The boroughs electric line which extends up the Marvin Creek Road to Alfred Ashworth s Camp will be used to Supply current to the Ripley comes and Mulvihill farms in that Section. Council voted to $11.88 to the Coudersport fire department for loss of members working time while in Smethport to help combat the main Street fire in january members present at the meeting monday night were Ostrander Dickinson. Kelly Nellis Freeman Digel and Hull. Burgess Bacon and solicitor Shattuck were also in attendance. The following Bills were read and ordered Paul Bradford electric co., supplies $53 86 general electric Supply co., supplies $35.64, Peterson a garage gasoline $1.44 Chaa. Lemmler salary $50 00 w m lad ice poles continued on Page 5, col. 4 Smethport will have baseball next summer tentative plans for the next playing season were discussed at a meeting of stockholders of the Smethport baseball association held at Mccoy s drug store last Friday night. Although no definite action was taken those present were ail in favor of placing another team on the Diamond to represent Smethport. Another meeting will be held next week. Ask bids on new building for country club the committee in charge of building a new clubhouse for the Smethport country club to replace the Structure destroyed by fire in november has prepared plans and specifications and submitted them to a number of contractors bids Are now being received and it is expected that the contract will be awarded during the coming week sunday picture shows starting next sunday the Star theatre. Smethport will Start Sun-1 Day shows. Start drilling deep test Well on Norwich Divide according to the Emporium press actual drilling operations started this week on the Tioga natural Gas company a location in Twenty hollow North Creek Section a Short distance from Norwich Hill on the Emporium Side. Drilling is carried on 24 hours a Day with two 12-hour shifts. Visitors Are Welcome at the location and Are shown every Courtesy. A heavy steel Derrick is being used As the Drill starts on the Hole which will probe to a depth of 6000 feet if necessary in search of the Oriskany Sand. The project will Cost Over $50, too. Contract awarded for transporting twp. Pupils bids for transporting school children were opened at a meeting of the Keating township school Board held in Smethport monday night. There were even bidders for two routes. T. Bryan of East Smethport was again awarded the contract on the route from Burbank to the East Smethport school. Chas. Dickenson was the successful bidder on the potato Creek route to the Farmer Valley consolidated school. This contract was formerly held by Andrew Walker. 1 the school Board announced that a saving of approximately $30 per. Month was Mavde by the new bids. Rev. Harry Malcolm at St. Luke a Friday the Rev. Harry Malcolm of Corning n. Y., formerly of Smethport will conduct the lenten service at us Luke a episcopal Church this Borough Friday evening at 7 30 of clock. This is Rev Malcolm s first visit to Smethport since his ordination to the episcopal Church clergy several months ago. Sales tax official to visit Smethport with the emergency Relief sales tax expiring february 28, the department of Revenue is making every Effort possible to assist taxpayers in filling out return reports and paying the tax. Department representatives Are being sent out to Aid the taxpayer. They will be properly instructed in the rules of the department for filing returns. They will accept returns and payment of tax. Also Are empowered to take affidavits on returns without Cost to the taxpayer for the accommodation of the taxpayer a department representative or. L. L i awry will be at the court House in Smethport on the following dates March 15, 22 and 29. Secretary Leon d. Metzger emphasized the fact that non receipt of a return form from the department is no excuse for failure to file a return and the tax. Forms May be obtained from the department or from any of its District offices. Office for this District is located at Ridgway a. Reports and payments Are to be made on or before april i 1933. Those failing to do so Are subject to a 10% penalty Pius 12% interest

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