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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 18, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday May 18, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 20 electric supt. Norma survives terrific Shock contacted hich tension wire a a rendered unconscious Seth Norman Borough electrical superintendent had a narrow escape from death last thursday morning when he came in Contact with a transformer bus wire carrying 8000 volts. Or. Norman was momentarily a knocked out but his Only injury was a slight Burn on the hand. The Accident which occurred at the local substation blew out several fuses Here and at the Farmers Valley station and resulted in the current being shut off for a Short period. The local electrician was engaged in preliminary Quot work in preparation for placing a ground wire for lightning arresters on the Battery of transformer s at the sub station when the free end of the wire he was feeding into the ground twisted unexpectedly and touched the High tension bus wire there was a blinding Flash As the mighty incoming current left to the new Avenue of escape. The electric superintendent was thrown against the wire Fence sur founding the sub station and received a second severe Shock affecting the Back of hrs neck. He was rendered unconscious but revived shortly the Only disagreeable after effects being difficulty in breathing and a stiff neck in addition to weakness from Shock. The Only reason that or. Norman is alive today is that the wire he was handling was sufficiently grounded to carry the death dealing current around his body. Or. Norman having had numerous hair breadth escapes from death during the years he has been an electrician regards the incident philosophically. No one can spend much time around High voltage equipment with any great degree of impunity. It is certainly no Job for an Amateur. It is recalled that or. Norman had another narrow escape a Short time ago while looking for trouble which had developed on the boroughs High-1 tension Loop. He had inspected several poles and finally climbed one which unknown to him had a Short circuit in the Cross Arm. As the electrician seized the Crossari in his ascent he received a violent Shock but managed to cling to the pole and extricate himself. A kind Fate saved his life on this occasion because he happened to be wearing heavy lineman s gauntlets. If he had been climbing bar handed As is frequently done it would have been just too bad. Steered into Oil Man trouble d. T. Brown 55, an Oil Field worker of Allegany n. Y., sure picked a Tough spot when he ran into an Accident that was looking around for someone to happen to right in sight of the state Highway patrol on West main Street sunday afternoon with the result that he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Or. Brown whose initials Are not taken from the d. T. Room of a psychopathic institution was cruising town in an ancient motor propelled Ark of ancient Vintage and for no apparent reason crashed into the Side of an automobile driven by r. Van Tine of Bradford damaging a fender and running Board of the Bradford car but doing Little or no damage to his own vehicle. # Highway patrolman r. Baxter of the local sub station was at the scene immediately and As or. Brown emerged from his car he remarked to that efficient officer a a in be seen this bus in All kinds of trouble but in be never seen her in such damned shape As the Highway patrolman agreed that the car was in pretty bad shape and also that the owner was too from the effects of carrying an overcapacity cargo of tangle foot in his internal Structure. Brownw As taken to the Mckean county Jai inhere he found Haven of Refuge until monday when he was taken before Justice of the peace c. H. Heath and bound Over for the june term of criminal court under $200 Ball in default of which he remains in our midst. Attendants at the jail relieved or. Brown of two bottles containing some sort of Home brewed High powered alcoholic concoction. George Sutton enters rage for co. Treasurer George Sutton efficient Deputy my j Kean county treasurer of Smethport has announced his candidacy for the office of county treasurer on the Republican ticket. Or. Sutton has been Deputy at the treasurers office for twelve years past and has to it Een in Active charge of the office much of that time. His announcement appears on the editorial Page of today s Issue. 1 treas. Issuing Beer licenses the Mckean county treasurer s office in Smethport yesterday started issuing the new licenses which will be necessary for the distribution and retail Sale of legalized Beer under the new Pennsylvania control Law after june 1st. The License fees which Are graduated according to size of population of communities will go to the municipal governments. The distributors License fees Are i graduated As follows population less than 1.000�?$47,50. Pop. 1.000 to 10.000�?$60.00. Pop. 10000 to 50.000�?$85.00 pop. 50.000�?$110.00. This Means that distributors doing j a county wide business in Mckean will a fee of $85 00 retail licenses fees Are graduated As follows less than 1500 population�?$85,00. Pop. 1500 to 10.000 $110.00. Pop. 10.000 to 50.000�?$160.00 the License Cost includes the county treasurers fees. May Wirth to be feature at m Kean fair world s greatest lady rider fair starts labor Day the Mckean county fair association. Heartened by the showing of last years meet which was one of the most successful in history despite unfavourable weather conditions is perfecting preliminary plans for the 28th annual fair and races which will be held in Smethport the week starting next labor Day monday sept. 4th president r. W. Hilton has tentatively closed a contract which will secure the w orld famous May Wirth. The greatest woman bareback rider of All time and the celebrated Wirth family j of australian riders As the feature free attraction for this years fair j in addition to the Wirth family an imposing array of outstanding circus acts booking As a unit with the feature attraction will be presented in front of the grand stand Day and night. This is positively the greatest free attraction Ever booked by a fair in this Section of the country and was Only secured due to an advantageous combination of circumstances which caused Phil Wirth. Manager of the act and an old acquaintance of or i Hilton to offer the local fair president j the great Riding feature Tor a fill in Date Between dates at the big state fairs. This is a regular $2500 per w Eek attraction and ordinarily it would be prohibitive for a county fair to Book such an act. County residents will be gratified to learn that the financial report of last years fair prepared by m m Linden amp co., local accounting firm snows a substantial Cash balance. Drew rotund former Bradford treas. Brought to local jail from workhouse Webster Drew rotund City Treasur-1 term was reduced by Good behaviour or of Bradford and one time Republican aspirant for the United states Senate is Back in the Mckean county jail in Smethport where he will serve 42 months having completed serving an 18 months term in the Allegheny county workhouse Pittsburgh which the former City treasurer was arrested in 1931 for irregularities in connection with his stewardship of City funds it being alleged that the shortage in his accounts reached a figure in excess of $100,000. When tried in Mckean county was part of his original sentence for court in Smethport in february 1932, appropriating City funds in his Cus-1 or. Drew pleaded Noli contender to Tody the Long fist of indictments against sheriff Fred t. Ludwyck motored to in by j. Pittsburgh sunday and brought Drew Bouton p11 j quote of �?~f�?T�00 a Quot it it to serve a term of 18 months in the workhouse to be followed by a term of 3 years and 6 months in the county jail Smethport. During his term in the workhouse Drew filed a petition in bankruptcy and last fall was brought Back to the county for a hearing in that action. To Smethport arriving Here monday noon. Or. Drew weighed 400 pounds when he entered the workhouse Early in 1932. During his stay there he lost 50 pounds his weight being 350 pounds at the present time. The workhouse College chorus enjoyed Here More improvements at Tanner country estate considerable work is being done on the country estate of de. Tanner on the Clermont Road near Marvindale this Spring. A native Stone Bridge has been erected across a Large Concrete Trout Pool and two More native Stone pools have been constructed. Lily Ponds will enhance the Beautiful setting. Two buildings were built some time ago. One of which is being used temporarily a3 a residence by or. And mrs Tanner. It is planned to construct a House possibly later this year when preliminary work is completed the country estate is destined to be one of the most Beautiful in this Section of the country. Or. Tanner is a prominent county Oil Man. A natural attraction of the estate is a huge Beaver dam in the Valley directly opposite. Or. Tanner states that there Are at least ten beavers in the dam and the Colony is constantly increasing. The Houghton College choir with Wlfred c. Bain As conductor Sang a program made up of sacred music i Sung a Cappella at the methodist episcopal Church on sunday evening. The chorus consisted of thirty eight singers who presented the following program a Shodie Christus natus est Quot a a. Pierluigi a palestrina. A a Benedictus a a Liszt. A judge me o god a Felix Mendelssohn. A a crucifixes Quot a Antoni Lotti. A fall in the april evening a sir Hugh s. Roberton a in Dulci jul Ion a of Melius Christianson. A salvation is created Quot up. Taches Nokoff a a Christmas song a Heinrich von Herz Genberg. A the Day of judgment a a. Arkhangelsky a the song of Mary Quot a a arranged by Albert Kranz a Grant unto me the Joy of thy salvation Quot a Johannes Brahms a steal away a a Frederick Hall. A were you there a a. T. Burleigh. A Beautiful Savior a Christiansen. A to Praise be the name of the Nikolsky. The Large congregation that heard the choir were much delighted with it and pronounced it the finest musical treat presented Here. Travellers club elects officers for year local physicians car damaged in Accident a Chevrolet Coupe owned and driven by or. R. E. Hockenberry of Smethport was considerably damaged sunday near Marienville when it skidded in soft mud which had been deposited on the Highway by trucks and landed on its Side in a ditch. Neither or. Hockenberry nor his wife who was accompanying him on a trip to her Home in Butler were injured. The vehicle w As temporarily repaired so that it could be driven. Or. Hockenberry purchased a new Ford Sedan in Butler and returned Home on monday. Henry Scott buys station Henry Scott who recently Pur based a residence on Marvin Street which he has occupied for Many years from the Shawmut Railroad has also purchased the old Kush Equa depot from that company. Or. Scott is tearing Down the Quot old landmark and will use part o the lumber in building an addition to his Home. The Smethport travellers club held its annual election of officers at the club House on saturday afternoon at three of clock. At the stockholders meeting the following Board of directors w As elected mrs. H. G. German miss Mae e j Choate miss Carrie a. Day mrs. D m. Braced and mrs. J. Coahran the annual reports of the officers and committees were Given showing the affairs of the club to be in excellent condition. The officers were reelected As follows president mrs. James a. Nellis. First vice president mrs. E. G i Potter second vice president mrs. E. E. Bouton. Secretary a mrs. Mary Denning treasurer mrs. H. J. Ellsworth. Executive boards mrs. E. W. Work Ley mrs. C. W. Lillibridge. Mrs. E i e. Drake mrs. J. N. Apple. The last meeting of the club for the year will be a picnic luncheon and program at the club House on saturday May 27th with miss Mae Choate As chairman. Olds Rod and gun club names officers a will hold picnic at a meeting of the Olds Rod and gun club. Local sport men a organization held in Smethport saturday night officers were elected for the coming year and the Date for the annual club picnic was set for sunday. June 18. At the club House on the organizations Forest preserve near Smethport. The following officers were elected president Robert Digel. Vice president of. P Whelan. Secretary and treasurer a Merle Dickenson. Directors John Pendleton d. M Brasted. W. H. Hal Penny. F p. Whelan. Or. W. A Ostrander c. L. Patcher. Clarence Van Schick by county legion meet Here next tuesday a by county meeting of representatives of american legion posts of Mckean and Cameron counties is to he held at the legion lyceum in Smethport next tuesday evening. A Large delegation of world War veterans is expected to be in attendance at the gathering which will be in the nature of a get together event. An interesting program is being prepared for the occasion. Local baseball has poor Start the local baseball season had a hard Luck Start last sunday. The Smethport club was scheduled to play its first game of the new Allegheny Valley league with red Rook. The Muddy condition of Mccoy stadium following the torrential Rains prevented any practice sessions and the Diamond was still in such Muddy condition sunday that the game had to be postponed Smethport is scheduled to play Eldered next sunday in Eldred As the next game on the Allegheny league schedule. The local clubs attractive new uni forma have arrived but considerable difficulty is being encountered in lining up a team due to the tact that several of last years players have signed up with other clubs East Smethport Lott the East Smethport club which a1 High school to graduate Large class commencement to be held wednesday june 7 thirty six members of the class of 1933. Smethport High school will receive their diplomas at the annual commencement exercises to be held on wednesday. June 7. An unusual fact is that there Are two Brothers in the class of 1933, Lyle and Richard Tanner sons of or. And mrs. Carl Tanner of East Smethport the list of graduates follows Esther Anna Anderson daughter of or. And mrs. C. J. Anderson. Farmers Valley. Karl Harold Anderson son of or. And mrs. A j. Anderson. Clermont Katherine Margaret Anderson a daughter of or. And mrs. Oscar Anderson East main Street. Edwin Eastman Bouton. Or. County treasurer and mrs Bouton West main Street. Gordon Stanley Brights principal and mrs. Stanley Marvin Street William Berg Cleveland Don of or. And mrs. J. A. Cleveland. Union Street. Everett William Engstrom a son of mrs Hannah Engstrom Green Street. Reta Mae Formant daughter of or. And mrs. Orlo Ferman Farmers Valley. Ronald Germany son of or. And mrs. H g. German. King Street. Dorothy Julia Greene daughter of or. And mrs. Charles Green. Marvin Creek. V Clyde Goodyear son of mis. Margaret Goodyear. Coryville Genevieve Frances Hewitt daughter of or. And mrs. Fred Hewitt Farmers Valley. Alice Marie Holquist daughter of or. And mrs. Elmer Holquist Bank Street. John Kearney Hubbard son of or. And mrs s w Hubbard East main a son of e. E. Son of Bright so started its season sunday As a member of another 6-team county league without previous practice owing to Muddy grounds Hail better Luck in one respect and worse in another Harry s Hull of or. And mrs. Harry s Hull or. Center Street. Charles Alfred Johnson son of or. And mrs j. Alfred Johnson East main Street. Lucy Elizabeth Keenan daughter the East Enders journeyed to Hazel a and mrs. Fred Keenan Cler Hurst and played their scheduled open non ing league game with the Hazelhurst no club but lost by a score of 14-4. Lack of condition due to no practice was the Waterloo of the locals but they took their Medicine gamely. The East Smethport club completely Charles Arthur Lasher son of or. And mrs. Charles Lasher Ormsby. Janet Lillibridge daughter of or. And mrs c. W. Lilibridge Mechanic Street. Charlotte Lucille Mckendrick a another shipment of red Cross flour arrives in Smethport the last allotment of 1000 49-lb. Sacks of flour for free distribution to needy families of this District w As received by the Smethport red Cross chapter on monday and we As stored in the Headquarters in the Monheimer building. A letter from the National red Cross which accompanied the shipment explained that the surplus government we heat which had been milled at Cost was practically exhausted and no More was available. All local chapters Are w arned that some other source must provide flour in the future and it will be necessary to make the final shipment last As Long As possible. A rigid Check up will be made of merits of those now receiving regular allotments of flour. Farm Bureau executive committee to plan picnic the executive committee of the agricultural Extension association held a meeting in the court House on the evening of May to. The regular business of the association w As attended to and plans were made for special work this summer. C. R. Tubbs president appointed committees to arrange for the annual farm tour and Farmers picnic. Reports on the work were Given by miss Bertha Friery. Home economics representatives and l. R Bennett county agent. Extension work in general was discussed by or. H. G. Nies Ley assistant director of Extension w Ork at the Pennsylvania state College. Mrs. Percy Hornby mrs. Percy Hornby aged 39. Of new Brighton. Pa., passed away at the Beaver Falla Hospital last Friday afternoon at 1 00 o clock. Mrs. Hornby Wiio was a sister of mrs. Lillian Backus publisher of the Mckean county Miner Smethport had been in poor health for some time but was seriously ill for Only a Brief period prior to her death. Deceased had visited her sister Here on several occasions and had a number of local friends w to were saddened by news of her untimely passing. Besides her husband and parents. Or. And mrs. F. J. Shattuck of Lineville. Pa., she is survived by three sons. Robson Richard and Roland and two Sisters. Mrs. Backus of Smethport and mrs. H m. Bail of san Bernadino. California. Funeral services were held at the late Home in new Brighton sunday afternoon at 3 00 of clock and burial was made in the cemetery there. It is said that the demand for free flour in this District is As great As it Ever was. About too sacks remained from the previous shipment received last Winter when the present Supply arrived. Other nearby towns directly received Sharer of the last Supply on tuesday As follows Clermont 75 sacks Colegrove. 50 sacks ormsby25 sacks Eldred 225 sacks. The flour came from the Mills of the Moody amp Thomas co. In Shelby. A Ohio and was received Here via the Shawmut Railroad. Volunteer workers of Smethport chapter Are at the Headquarters every Friday morning to receive applications for the free flour. The other District towns have their own distributing centers. Child suffers fractured Collar Bone in fall Harold one of the 2-year-old twin sons of or and mrs. Robert Hull of Franklin Street is suffering from a broken Collar Bone caused by a fall. Or. R. E. Hockenberry attended the Little boy. Habgood to be orator at local memorial exercises Hon. R. P. Habgood postmaster of Bradford will be the orator at the exercises to be conducted by Bucktail Post american legion memorial Day. May 30, in Smethport. Alfred Kleisath. Commander of the local Post announced tuesday. Junior senior banquet Helo thursday night the Junior senior banquet of the Smethport High school was held at the colonial hotel last thursday evening at 7 15 of clock covers being Laid for sixty nine. The guests were seated at a Long table extending entirely across the three adjoining rooms of the hotel and at Small tables in the main dining room. The tables were attractively decorated with roses Smilax and Spring Flowers while the rooms were decorated with streamers of Green and Black the senior class colors. A delicious dinner was served. Following the dinner the Junior president Vernon Hull welcomed the guests and presented Abbey Southwick As toastmaster. The Success of this delightful banquet is due to the Fine work of the committee in charge which was Joseph Hull Arden Gleason and Abbey Southwick. Outfitted with a new set of uniforms. I daughter of or. And mrs. Charlesmo possesses some splendid Talent and Kendrick Willow Street will give an account of itself before Ruth Louise Massery daughter of the season grows much older. J or. And mrs. Charles Masser West _ i main Street. John Scott Maze son of mrs. Violet Maze. Buffalo n. Penn Mynerd son of or. And mrs. New cracking Plant 100 per cent perfect the $350,000 dubs cracking unit recently started at the Quaker state Oil refinery at Farmers Valley near Smethport for the production of the famed Sterling gasoline was pronounced by experts last week to be Worling a one Hundred per cent perfect this performance is regarded to he unusual considering the magnitude and intricate details of the new unit which was built during the past Winter and has never been duplicated by similar installation previously it is said. The unit sets a new Pace for refinery construction. Oate of local water rate hearing delayed the hearing in the rate and service argument Between the Borough of Smethport and the Smethport water co., which was to have been held before the Public service commission i port. R. S. Mynerd West main Street. Jerome Jay Morgan Eon of James Morgan Bloomster hollow i Letha Lucille new Housou daughter of mrs. Letha Newhouse. East Street. Thomas Camp Pomeroy son of or. And mrs. M m. Pomeroy. West main Street. Marcia proving daughter of or and mrs. Charles Provin. East main Street Donald Rice son of i. And mrs. I Nelson Rice Coryville. Mary Christine Rice daughter of or and mrs d. C. Rice. Farmers Val Ley. Sarah Jane Sharron a. Ugh Ter of i or. And mrs. Tony Sharo. Center Street. Carlton Dewitt Tanner Ion of William Tanner. Tast f Teeth part. I Lyle Edward Tanner son of or. And mrs Carl Tamer Eist Smethport. Richard Carl Tanner son of or. And mrs. Carl Tan per. East Smith in Erie on wednesday May 24, has been postponed until a later Date As yet unannounced. Postponement was secured by Gallup amp Potter attorney s for the water co., who Are scheduled to represent clients in four cases before the Pennsylvania supreme court which convenes in Harrisburg next monday. It is expected that the Public hearing will be held in Erie about the Middle of june to decide whether or not the local Public Utility company a recent increase in fire Protection rates be sustained or not. Mae Taylor daughter or or. And mrs. Ira Taylor. Smethport a d. 2. Orville Frank Tuttle of or and mrs. O. F. Tuttle Coryville. Elinor Weimert daughter of or. And mrs. M. L. Weimer Farmer Valley. Infantino enlarging new business Block Cha. Infantino has made a change of plans in his new Brick Block being built on main Street. He is having taken As a criterion. 2500 county families dependent upon Relief in spite of optimistic reports of increased business activities in the state and nation the depression is still in effect in Mckean county of the number of families being aided by the emergency Relief Board can be the Brick work extended 2-stories High the entire length of the Structure the original plans called for the rear half of the Structure to be i Story in height. Patrol boys will go to Washington May 26 with possibility of any trouble from the Bonus army having passed the boy s of Mckean county school boy patrol will make their projected trip to Washington Friday May 26 and will return late sunday the 28th try a Democrat want and exposition bus Here one of the special 90-pa3senger greyhound buses which will be placed in service at the Century of Progress exposition at Chicago this year passed through Smethport yesterday morning headed West Over the Roosevelt Highway. 2500 families Are on the lists of the county Board at the present time. This number is about the same As were cared for during the worst months of the past Winter. Although there is considerable seasonable employment at this time of year such As building improvements etc., the number from the Relief lists who Are fortunate enough to secure work and do not need state Aid Are apparently balanced by others who Are compelled to seek assistance due to the fact that savings have been exhausted. At least this is the belief of officials at the emergency Relief Board Headquarters in Smethport. New applications for assistance Are being received every Day and careful investigation proves that Many of them Are entitled to consideration. Subscribe for the Democrat

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