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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 30, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Bussell r. Lindsley. Smethport a. Thursday March 30, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 13 or. Hamilton civic Leader Dies suddenly Community stunned by loss of Noble Man the death of or. Robert Hamilton. 63, prominent Smethport physician world War officer alaskan Pioneer and civic Leader occurred with suddenness which literally crushed citizens of the Borough last thursday night following a heart attack tile beloved doctor had motored to Cyclone in company with his son Robert about 7 00 of clock i thursday evening to Call on a sick lady. At that time he complained of indigestion. Leaving his car along the paved Highway he walked for some distance along a path through the Woods to reach the House where the patient resided and suddenly became ill. He managed to reach the House where he rested and the attack apparently passed. He prescribed for the patient and a member of the family took him Back to his own car in their automobile by a round about Road on reaching his car the doctor told his son of the attack and expressed the belief that he had nearly died stating that he had treated so Many cases Many of them fatal in which the symptoms were identical however on the trip Back to Smethport he Felt much relieved and on arriving Here about 9 of clock he walked unassisted up the stairs to his residence on the second floor of the Hamilton Block on main Street. On entering the living room he suffered another violent attack and set tied into a chair stating that he knew the end was near his son Robert assisted him to bed and summoned or. Burg Chadwick and or. R. E Hockenberry. Efforts to relieve the stricken physician were without Avail and anally he asked to be assisted to a setting posture to Aid his breathing. Robert Hamilton and or. Hockenberry did this and the patient expressed his appreciation and looking at his son said a a bobs a a and suddenly expired in his songs arms. He fully realized the nature of his illness and was conscious to the last. This was to of clock. Thus passed a Noble physician and Man whose rare medical skill and great heart and mind had earned the gratitude of countless households in Smethport and wide surrounding territory during his Long and illustrious career. Or. Hamiltons health had not been Good for some time past. In 1930 he suffered a severe attack of illness and submitted to a surgical operation at the Bradford Hospital. He made a splendid recovery but when a Long rest was what he needed so greatly he could not resist the Many Calls for his services from patients with the result that he suffered a second severe attack of illness in 1931. He recovered from this attack and despite his determination to heed demands of his health he continued to Render sur cease to the sufferings of others disregarding the strenuous Strain upon his own strength. That sacrifice was typical of his entire career. Or. Hamilton was born in Bright Ontario october 5, 1869, the son of or and mrs. James Hamilton. He was one of a wonderful family of la children he was of distinguished scotch ancestry. He was educated in the Bright continued on last Page. Col. I his passing is a blow to Smethport mrs. Frank Hafner found dead in bed mrs. Frank Hafner Well known Clermont lady was found dead in bed yesterday two weeks to a Day since her husband passed away. Mrs. Hafner had been in poor health for some time past and was seriously ill when her husband died. She is survived by a son and daughter by a previous marriage. No additional details or funeral arrangements could be Learned As this paper goes to press. Place Large number of Trout in potato Crek eight Hundred Trout Over the six Inch Legal size were liberated or potato Creek yesterday. The fish were reared at the state hatchery in Corry a. Veteran disciples of Izaak Walton fear that potato Creek is doomed As a fishing Stream since Coal mines we Ere recently re opened on the headwaters. Sulphur water from the mines will eventually kill All fish in the Stream it is feared. Suri drilling deep Well on Rou to Emporium drilling operations were finally started saturday after Many delays on the new deep test of the Tioga natural Gas corporation on the other Side of Norwich Divide near the Smethport Emporium Highway. The Well is Over the line in Cameron county and is on the Hebron Anticline. Or. And mrs. R. G Poppleton and family spent the week end with rela Tive in a via up major Robert Hamilton prominent Smethport physician whose sudden death lad thursday night shocked the entire Community. Or Hamilton was a Veteran of the world War and was a Pioneer of the alaskan old Rush in 1897 he was a Leader in civic affairs who took an Active part in the county Good roads movement and in the Industrial advancement of thit Section his career was useful and colourful. Local parties resume Herron deep Gas Well Drill has reached depth of 3,500 feet drilling of the deep Well of the Potter development co near Hebron Potter company which was shut Down recently is being resumed this wish a and will be rushed to Early completion Tho Potter development co. Is composed largely of Smethport and Vicinity capital Homer and Chet Marsh Well known Farmers Valley merchants being organizers of the company drilling is being resumed at a depth of 3500 feet and it is expected that the Ort Kany Sand will been countered at 5300 feet the new Well in located on a Hull within slight of the 20 million foot Gas Well of Nick by the Sylvan. T a co in the Hebron Field last week Sawyer City Man Helo for Hunting tragedy held under $1,060 bail on a charge preferred by officer Knudson of Emporium state police. Gordon Kahle 29, of Sawyer City will he Given a hearing in april 6 the charge resulted from the accidental shooting of John Borden. Of Philadelphia in carry run county on to december 3, 1932, while both were Hunting. Borden died two Days later Tina was furnished by Kahle before Alderman Fred b Nicholas of Bradford last saturday morning the blaring was originally scheduled for monday of this week but Griffith a Harold of Bradford attorney for Kahle secured a postponement to conduct revival no mar Road paving projects in this county i. Local Highway Headquarters completes program the Mckean county maintenance division of the state Highway de department has practically completed All of its scheduled projects and is Down to routine maintenance work. About the Only Hope of increased employment is the Prospect of the state department releasing the so called a a cd program of 1000 Miles of secondary Highway paving. Mckean would receive a substantial portion of this mileage it is believed one major project the Bush Hill Highway Between Smethport and port Allegany is expected to be contracted this year. Grading work will be finished july 1st. The Short Cut of the Roosevelt Highway is slightly More than seven Miles in length. John Troy noted evangelist who will conduct a it spel Mission at the methodist episcopal Church under the auspices of Smethport Federated churches. Library Honor fashion show for or. Hamilton gala event by miss Carrie Day for some time it has been in the j minds of a number of people of the Community who Are familiar with the Workings of a similar project in the i Carnegie Library in Bradford and who Are greatly interested in the local school Library to Start a memorial fund to be used for the Purchase of books for the local school Library this plan has been followed in the Bradford Library for a number of Yeara the Money is sent to the librarian who sends a card to the bereaved family saying that a gift has been made to the Book fund in Honor of the deceased and the name of the deceased is placed upon a suit it Able Book plate in the Book or books bought with the Money from time to time a report of the fund is published in the local papers. In our Community the Only visible expression of our respect and sympathy is to Send flow ers but Many people feel that permanent tribute would be More suitable in pursuance of this idea several people have offered the librarian Money to buy books for the Library in the memory of or. Robert Hamil \ ton who was one of the Best friends that the school has Ever had if it would meet with the approval of the Community the librarian would be glad to receive contributions in the future from those who would prefer to give books rather than Flowers to Honor the memory of i friends and relatives and will see that the proper acknowledgement is made. J county treas. Bouton i Home rom Hospital county treasurer and mrs e. E. I Bouton returned to their Home in Smethport on sunday from Baltimore where or. Bouton recently underwent an operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a spinal disorder. The Well known Mckean county of j Al Cal is reported to have stood the Long trip Well. He will be compelled to remain in bed at his Home in Smethport for an estimated period of three months although there is a Good Chance of his being Able to be up before that time. Or Bouton a Back is in a cast which he must Wear for six months. He is regaining the use of his legs which had become paralysed from a Bone pressure on the spine a result of an old ailment which incapacitated him a number of times in past years. The operation to Correct the spinal pressure was performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital by or. Walter Dandy world famous neurologist. It is confidently predicted that or. Bouton will make a splendid recovery. Redecorate Mccoy a store workmen have finished the Complete redecoration of Mccoy s drug store next to the Post office on main Street. The store presents a most attractive to Yearance. The annual style show Given by the girl reserves of the Smethport High school last saturday afternoon showing gowns hats and accessories from the Gabriel store was a very successful affair and was attended by an audience that taxed the capacity of the Temple club. The models were mass Gabriel mrs. E g Potter. My. Alford Bush. Mrs. Edwin Kohn. Miss Ada studholme. Misses Ren amp Belle bloodier Ruth Masser Pauline of Laughlin Phyllis Herzog Mary Edith Southwick Joan Morrison Corlena Kohn Mary Beth and Donna Coleman and Richmond and David Johnson and Rudolph Kohn Many attractive gowns suits Coats and accessories were shown for daytime and evening Wear in a wide Range of prices and styles. The misses Nancy Richards Martha Matthews Alice Monheimer Jean Livermore. Margaret Dickinson Leah Ludwick. Alberta Mcguire and Lois Brainard furnished music during the modelling. The regular program numbers were presented at intervals. The first one was a style show of old time costumes featuring the nineties these costumes were modelled by the misses Charlotte Mckendrick. Bernice Mckendrick. Janet Lillibridge Alberta Mcguire Joyce Jones. Rena Mattison Mary Edith Southwick. Ada studholme and Phyllis Brown the other numbers were vocal Solo Norma Brainard modern dance Phyllis Brown. Alberta Mcguire Janet Lillibridge and Charlotte Mckendrick Reading Alberta Guenter violin Solo Dawn Harries accompanied by Lucille Bray Olden dance Mary Ovial Rena Mattison. Margaret Burdick and Lois Brainard. Acrobatic Solo Corlena Kohn Edward Burns of Kane rendered two very pleasing vocal solos he was accompanied by miss Cornelia Carlson of Kane. The misses Renabelle Bolometer and Martha Matthews accompanied the other numbers of the program. Mrs. R. Kesslerjr. Chairman of the executive committee spoke of the aim of the organization and the Fine work done by the local groups through the splendid leadership of the two advisers mrs. Mary Digel and mrs Jack Clarke. She also presented prizes for the two Best posters to Louise Hull and Margaret Dickinson Coffee and Little cakes were served by the girls under the direction of the executive committee. Mrs. R Kessler jr., mrs. Mary Digel mrs. Jack Clarke mrs Dorothy Eastman Brougham mrs. E. G. Potter. Mrs. Robert a Digel and miss Carrie a. Day. A Silver collection was taken which amounted to $38.82. To Date the gym fund started by the girl reserves three years ago is $553.76, a Marvel j Ous accomplishment for the times. Bucktail Post meeting the regular meeting of the Buck j Tail Post american legion will be held in the club rooms in the legion lyceum next monday evening at 8 15. Auto inspection period ends tomorrow night the compulsory motor vehicle inspection period in Pennsylvania which started january 1st, ends at Midnight Friday. March 31st and Drivers of ail vehicles which do not Bear the official a inspected and approved a stickers will be liable to summary arrest by the Highway patrol. A three months Check up and arrest period follows the three months allowed for inspection after which there will be another inspection. The Fine for driving a Pennsylvania registered vehicle without a sticker is $10.00 and Coats for the first offence. Members of the Highway patrol have been warning motorists to have their cars examined for several weeks past. The patrolmen will Institute a vigorous Campaign saturday to Clear the highways of All cars which do not Bear the official stickers. Ned Keefe former local Man Dies in Oswego word was received Here last week of the death of Ned Feefe 65, former local resident which occurred in Oswego n. Y., March 4th no details were received further than that death was due to heart failure the deceased was a Telegraph operator one of the bests and had travelled widely Over the continent having been employed by railroads in metropolitan newspaper offices and by brokerage houses where his skill As a telegraphed gained wide Fame at the time of the Austin flood he was in Buffalo and was one of the picked Crew of operators who were detailed to the scene of disaster to Send news stories Over the wires to metropolitan dailies he is survived by one brother Patrick Keefe of Smethport Troy to Start meetings Here John w Troy Well known revivalist of International reputation will begin a series of special meetings in the Smethport methodist episcopal Church. Sunday evening. April 2nd, and continuing until monday evening april 24th, with meetings nightly at 7 30 except monday nights april 3, to and 17, which will be free nights and no meetings on those evening. Or Troy is his own song Leader and those who have heard him Over the radio from time to time know the Richness of his voice he is also a world snivel or and on the closing sunday afternoon will give his famous lecture on a Mussolini and the world crisis a this will be first hands news the evangelist having just returned from a tour in european countries. There will be a Surprise feature during the Campaign so do not miss a single service delegations will be present from night to night from other churches. The people of Smethport need have no fear in regard to the message or the methods of evangelist Troy he Sticks to the old gospel and wins hts Way into the hearts of his listeners to tip place methodist Church Smethport. The dates april 2nd at 7 30 p. In. And every night except monday at 7 30 until the closing night which will be monday evening april 24, when or. Troy will give his life Story for the 122nd time the following churches and organizations Are sponsoring this special Effort United Brethren Church. Swedish Mission Church first methodist Church. First Baptist Church or Troy will not preach on sunday mornings in Smethport churches. The usual morning services will be held under the direction of the local pastors. Rev. J e. Besant pastor of the first Baptist Church is chairman of the general committee bakery truck Driver stricken with illness Paul Carlson a truck Driver for a i Jamestown. N y., baking concern was stricken with a severe attack of i illness monday while visiting the up j per main Street store of the Market i Basket Chain or Burg Chadwick was summoned Auld attended or Carlson after which the Man was taken to the cottage hotel. He recovered quickly and was Able to return Home on tuesday. Work on Bush Hill Road at standstill from mud grading work on the Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany has been suspended for the past two weeks by the contractors the Mellert Weidner co. Of Medina. Ohio on account of deep mud it is believed that it will be at j least two weeks More before work j can be resumed the contractors will be somewhat behind schedule at that time but plan to accelerate operations i to make up for the enforced vacation. I the grading must be completed be fore july 1st the Mellert Weidner co is also j considerably handicapped on account of funds on Deposit in a Cleveland. Ohio Bank which has been unable to reopen since the National Bank Holiday. Ice less Winter causes local men to buy Supply the Only persons who Are entitled to Register a complaint Over the present mild Winter Are Johnson a Erickson. Smethport natural ice dealers for one of the few times in history ice has failed to freeze on their Spring water Pond North of town to a thickness sufficient to warrant cutting. Five inches is the maximum which has been reached this year and it must be eight and preferably ten or More inches thick Johnson a Erickson still have a Small a left in storage from last year. When that is exhausted they assure their patrons that they will be supplied. It will be necessary to truck artificial ice Here from plants in Bradford and Kane. The local ice dealers still do a flourishing business in spite of the number of electric refrigerators installed Here. Sufficient artificial ice of certified purity will be available the dealers state to care for any demand that May arise county commissioners met in Warren county Commissio ners of the Northwestern Pennsylvania District held a conference in Warren yesterday to discuss various problems confronting the county executive boards. Andy Anderson who Halpenny and t. F it Miville Mckean county commissioners attended the meeting Beetle quarantine in county to be rigid few people realize the importance and far reaching effect of the japanese Beetle quarantine which became effective january 1st in northeastern United states and Southeastern Canada states under rigid quarantine regulations in addition to Pennsylvania Are Maine new Hampshire ver Mont Mlaska Chusett Connecticut Rhode Island new York West Virginia Maryland Delaware District of Columbia and part of Ohio. The quarantine is placed in an attempt to halt the rapid and destructive spread of japanese beetles which have already caused urn at mated damage in this county it is now illegal at any time with out an official certificate attached to containers to ship Nursery urn Amel Tai or greenhouse Stock plants Sand soil Earth peat compost or manure. Dormant soil free. True bulbs corms tubers except Dahlia tubers ars exempt. Certificates for shipment Are issued by the Field stations being established throughout the quarantined area Between june is and october is without official certificate it is illegal to ship Green Corn on cob Beans in pod. Bananas in Bunches or clusters of 25 or More apples peaches certain berries Cut Flowers and portions of plants without roots free from soil except that peaches in lots of Leas than 15 pounds and apples commercially packed or in lots of less than 15 pounds Are exempt. Field agents have the authority to Stop not Only trucks but private vehicles at any Point on the highways and search for plants fruits etc., which May be transporting the japanese beetles. If such articles ars found further transportation will is prohibited unless a certificate is in sued a shippers guide no. 48, 9th Rev giving Complete details of the quarantine May be secured by writing to l k Worthley 22 Elizabeth St South no walk Conn. The shippers guide gives the location of the Points where official certificates May be secured and other data a painters Are brightening the front of the Grange Bank building to organize for baseball at meeting tonight a meeting of the Smethport baseball association will be held this evening to determine whether or not this town shall be represented on the Diamond during the coming summer. Insignificant attendance caused a previous meeting to adjourn without any official action being taken. The Smethport baseball association a non profit Stock organization has provided Well equipped and efficiently managed first class teams for several seasons past. The financial condition of the association is understood to warrant forming another nine but it is desired to ascertain sentiment of fans regarding a team thus year so there will be some indication of the support which May be anticipated. Everyone interested in baseball is cordially invited to attend the meeting to be held in the Council rooms at 8 00 of clock tonight and present their views on the situation whether they Are stockholders in the association or not. It is desirable to have a Large attendance and As big a Cross Section of Public sentiment As it is possible to secure or. Benninghoff suffers fractured nip in fill Bradford March 27�?slipping on a Rug in the Home of his daughter mrs. Julia Cornell in Jamestown or. G. E. Benninghoff of Bradford fractured his hip. He was taken to a Jamestown Hospital for treatment. Or. Benninghoff left Here saturday afternoon to visit with his daughter suffering the Accident last evening. Or. W c. Hogan who went to Jamestown yesterday afternoon said last night that or. Benninghoff appeared in Good condition

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