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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 25, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday May 25, 1933 Rerms-2.00 per year. No. 21 local Forest army quota is quickly filled and quietly too taciturn attitude of office indicates Mckean county s quota of 104 Young men for employment in the civilian conservation corps has been filled from lists of available men prepared by tie county emergency Relief Board Headquarters in Smethport. The men will engage in reforestation work at Camps already established in this Vicinity. The first Call for a detail of the Mckean county quota was made monday and the other Young men will be sent to Forest Camps in this Section As soon As their enlistments Are approved. There w Ere Many More men available and anxious to engage in this work than the quota provided for. This is in direct variance with the situation which developed in some of the smaller nearby cities where re-1 Lief executives had to resort to threats in order to fill the quota. Query by this newspaper to emergency Relief Headquarters As to number taken from each county Community and As to the method of choosing the limited number of recruits from the great number of applicants resulted in the information being Given us that there was no information to be Given to the press on orders from persons higher up whoever those state political organization leaders happen to be. This newspaper was informed that it we As the intention to 4 slip the county recruits into Camp quietly without any another Camp for Mckean Washington May 22�?another new Forest work Camp for the civilian conservation corps was approved for Mckean county this week by pres-1 Dent Roosevelt according to an announcement by Robert Fechner director of emergency conservation work. The Camp will be located at port Allegany or in the immediate Vicinity of that place officials of the Forest service said. Movement of men to this Camp site will begin during the first week of june if not before it w As promised. J an Effort will be made to establish the Camp before the end of May it was said. Others in the new list will be at costello at Abbot East of Oleona and North of Conrad in Potter county and Between Cameron and Sterling run on Wykoff run. And on first fort in Cameron county. At present there Are two c. C. C. J Camps in Mckean county All coloured workers. One is located at sugar run and the other Between Clermont and straights. Fido knew his refrigerators a group of citizens were discussing the rapidly growing stray dog population in Smethport the other Day and Mckean county commissioner w. H. Halpenny had the greatest grievance to recite of All. Quot if i knew the dog owner who has taught his dog to open the family refrigerator and help himself to food we Hen hungry i might get satisfaction Quot the local Man said. It develops that the Halpenny refrigerator was formerly placed on the Back porch of the family residence on Bank Street. Several times it was found we Ith the door ajar and food missing. Finally the county commissioner was amazed to catch or rather see an unusually gifted strange dog in the act of deftly opening the icebox door. The canine eluded capture. Or. Halpenny. Like the majority of local property own ners has been annoyed greatly by stray dogs but this w As the limit of insurance. He took drastic action. He moved his refrigerator indoors. I another cloudburst floods Smethport a terrific Cloud burst or rather two of them one before noon and the second shortly after i p. drenched Smethport yesterday As Pait of a series of severe electrical storms. The storms w Ere worse than the one we hich visited this locality three weeks ago flooding streets and cellars and causing streams to overflow Banks. Street commissioner comes and Crew had a Busy time taking care of the overflow of water which swept through streets. Lightning which accompanied the storm interrupted local electric service. Hail accompanied the last storm. Lim teachers same at an adjourned meeting of the Smethport Board of education held last Friday night a reduction of 7 Mills was made in the school tax for the coming year. The school Levy we As formerly 30 Mills we Ith a $5 of per capita tax. This year it will be 23 Mills with the $5 per capita tax. This substantial tax Cut was accomplished without lowering salaries of teachers or decreasing the teaching staff of the schools. It is made possible by a policy of rigid Economy in the operation of the schools. The District is assured of adequate state Aid for the coming year. Contracts have been tendered the teachers for next term and Are expected to be closed so that the Complete teaching staff can be announced at the Board meeting in june. It developed at Friday nights meeting that the growing attendance of nearby township pupils at the Smethport Hijii school will be increased next term by 40 additional students. Tuition received for the Large number of township students now enrolled at the High school helps materially in maintaining the High standing the local High school enjoys. Discussion of the athletic program of the High school indicated that a majority of the Board favored continuing athletic activities. It was voted to increase the commercial course at the High school which at present is limited to bookkeeping to include typewriting next term. A number of typewriters Are to be purchased for use of the new class. The Board of education is composed of or. A. R. Livermore president Ralph Herzog vice president mrs. W. E. Van Dyke Secretary c. C. Choate treasurer and j. L. Morrison. Spotlight sales big for flashing Deer advertising pays whether it is paid for or not. Recently the Democrat published a Short news item to the effect that r. E. Burdick Smethport banker and Merle Dickinson Deputy sheriff of Mckean county had counted 125 Deer one night while driving from Emporium to Smethport in the Burdick automobile. They used the spot Light of the car to attract the animals from the Woods while passing through the Norwich Forest Region. A As a result of that item local dealers experienced a brisk Sale of automobile spot lights. This harmless form of Hunting. Which does no damage to game promises to become a popular diversion locally. Incidentally the nocturnal sight Hunters Are seeing plenty of Deer. Program for memorial Day is impressive local Observance starts at 10 30 tuesday morning memorial Day will be impressively observed in Smethport next tuesday. The Observance will be under the direction of Bucktail Post american legion and commander Alfred Klei Sath has announced the following pro program and list of committees. The program will Start at 10 30 a in. With the usual Parade of surviving veterans of All wars patriotic organizations boy scouts and school children headed by the Smethport band the exercises at Rose Hill cemetery will include an address by Hon. R. P. Habgood Bradford newspaper publisher who Waill be orator of the Day. During the past years the ranks of j civil War survivors in Smethport have i been reduced from seven to five com Rad is Emil Shamni and flank Wilson being summoned to the great beyond. Eight Spanish american War veterans will participate in the exercises. The veterans of Mckean Post veterans of foreign wars Wal unite with the legion Post in Observance of the Day. The Complete program follows Parade the Parade will form on main Street in front of the court House at 10 30 a. In. The line of March will be Down main to Mechanic Street across Mechanic to Bank and Nelson streets to cemetery halting at Che big Bridge on Mechanic Street for salutations. Exercises at cemetery music. Band invocation Rev. For Urban s. Barrett singing. Chorus so audience Reading Quot Lincoln a Gettysburg address. Attorney Guy b. Mayo american legion exercises at Graves Salute and taps singing. Chorus so audience address. Hon. R. P. Habgood county examinations for the keat Quot american. Band and audience ing township students who receive Benediction. Rev. For. Barrett their 8th Grade diplomas this year strewing of Flowers boy scouts will be conducted at the Farmers Val Ley consolidated school next wednesday May 31. Keating twp. Pupils Al the Keating township consolidated schools at Farmers Valley and Cyclone Are finishing their extra three weeks of term this we Eek and the commencement exercises will be held at the Mckean county court House in Smethport next thursday evening. June 1st, at 8 00 of clock. Due to the fact that the schools j were closed for three weeks during i the past term due to epidemic among the pupils the term we As extended to make up for lost time. Supervising principal Sherman Francisco is perfecting plans for the annual township commencement. The address to the graduating class will be made by prof. A. D. Patterson principal of the Junior High school lock Haven teachers College. The program will contain interesting musical features. A. G. Potter. Officer president of the Day Marshall a. C. Marsh. Oratory Hon r. P. Habgood. Committees executive and Parade a. C. Marsh and Albert Johnson. Music a. A. Morrison Seth Norman and Fred Burlingame. Flowers daughters of the american revolution and legion auxiliary. Colors and firing squad William Brougham. Conveyance Frank b. Fay and a m Anderson. Committee in charge of cemeteries announce alumni awards principal Stanley Bright of Smethport High school has announced the winners of the scholarship prizes Given annually by the alumni association for this year As follows senior $10.00 in Gold a Gordon Bright son of principal and mrs. Stanley blight. Junior $5.00 in Gold a Vernon Hull son of or. And mrs Harry s. Hull. Con orians plan local Quaker state week town to show appreciation of great refinery at the canopus club meeting held monday night at the colonial hotel plans were made to observe Quot Quaker state week a to Honor the big Valley Plant of the Quaker state company the greatest local Industry. A committee consisting of c. W. Masser l. E. Munn Leonard Johnson w. W Barnum h j. Rice and Vav. H. Rockman was named to we Ork out the details. The tentative plans Are that All the merchants feature Quaker state products in their display windows and newspaper adds possibly the we Eek of june 12th. On the 15th a tour thru the Plant at Farmers Valley will be taken by All interested citizens from 5 to 7 p. Rn., followed by a dinner at the colonial hotel. Quaker state officials will be the guests of the evening. Especially Are the business people and the Burgess and the town Council urged to be present that the town May in some measure show local appreciation for helping to relieve local labor situation and directly or indirectly the business situation. Further details will be announced later. The travellers club so it was announced in conjunction we Fri the canopus club will make a drive for members in the crippled childrens association the forepart of june. The pastors of the local churches will be asked to announce the drive on the sunday previous. S l. Fry on special Tennis committee was continued to find approximate Cost and Best location for same. The club voted to recommend to the Council that the Borough take Over the Mccoy stadium and Hamlin Park and Lake projects. A committee consisting of l. E Munn Vav. Vav. Barnum and w h. Halpenny were named to cooperate with the legion and school Board in furthering the municipal proposal. Lyle Bennett county agent received sponsors for the Bush Hill potato club. Each member will buy too lbs. Of seed potatoes for which he will receive 200 lbs. In the fall. H. J. Rice won the attendance prize donated by or. R. S. Minerd. Petrified reptile found in Rock workmen breaking Stone to fill in around the foundations of the new Ostrander building on main Street Smethport on tuesday broke a piece of native Sand Rock which was brought in from the nearby hillsides and found a petrified Snake encased in the very Center of the Stone. The reptile measured Over a foot in length and was of tapering shape varying from i to 2 inches in thickness. Scales and other features of the Serpent was clearly defined. In cleaving the piece of Stone the petrified object in the Center caused the break to occur in such fashion that the a Snake w As exposed full length. A geologists claim that the huge Sandstone rocks w hich utter adjacent hillsides w Ere strewn during the glacial movement the reptile had been encased in the Stone for several million years St least. _ _ Sophomore $5.00 in Gold a Daw n a Smethport. Edwin j. Lim Holm. Rob a Des. Daughter of or. And mrs. T Ert l. Hull and Morris l. Roseboom i a Hardes Coryville yesterday list Dav for Beer License applications a total of Over fifty applications j for Beer licenses in Mckean county we Ere received at the county Treasur Eros office in Smethport up to yester-1 Day the last Day for filing. Work if issuing the licenses will be i started at once and will be completed in plenty of time before june 1st, when the new state Beer control Law becomes effective. Six retail applications we Ere made from Smethport and one from East Smethport. Mrs. Philip str Avino Dies mrs. Philip Stravino. Aged 63. A we Ell known and highly esteemed Smethport lady died at 4 45 of clock this morning after suffering a heart attack. Deceased w As born in Naples Italy and came to Smethport from that country with her husband the late Philip Stravino 45 years ago. She is survived by four sons and four daughters and a sister in Italy. Funeral services will probably be held at St. Elizabeth a Church of which mrs. Stravino we As a member saturday morning at 9 of clock with burial in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. John Gillen injured John Gillen Well known Bush Hill Young Man. We As seriously injured on tuesday we Hile working for the Mel Lert Weidner co., contractors for the Smethport port Allegany Road grading we Hen hit forcibly by a scraper handle. The injured Man was attended by or. R e. Hockenberry of Smethport. Kasson Charles Mckean Farmers Valley. Roy Curtis Colegrove Harold Lee George Winslow and de. Stran Burg Clermont de Huber and Avery Brown. In Case of inclement weather the exercises will be held at the legion lyceum. Spanish War veterans Leroy Vav. Barton e. H. Southwick James Morgan Hiowt Ard Whiting Edgar w. Strong John j. Allison Harry s. Hull Hascal l. Hockenberry surviving civil War veterans col. Dan b Allen Homer s. Choate John c. Cunningham James Siberts Oscar t. Chase As in former years the local Post will decorate Graves of soldiers in several nearby cemeteries. A dinner will be served to veterans at the colonial hotel after the exercises. At 9 of clock the firing squad of the local Post will go to Colegrove to participate in the memorial exercises at Colegrove cemetery. Freshman $500 in Gold a Jean Livermore daughter of or. And mrs. A. R. Livermore. The winners of american history 1 prizes Given annually to the boy and j girl making the Best average in the course in the local High school during i they ear Are Vernon Hull and Char Lotte Mckendrick. Alumni banquet will be largely attended reservations for the Smethport Hagth school alumni banquet to be held at the methodist episcopal Church saturday evening. June 3. Are being made at a faster rate than in previous years according to mrs. Ellanorah Richards Secretary of the association. There is every indication that capacity of 225 will be reached before the reservations Are otherwise scheduled to close at noon next thursday. The alumni banquet and dance starts the Busy round of High school activities which will culminate with commencement exercises to be held 10-gent boost in local Oil Price is cheering Oil City. Amay 22 a for the first time since april 1932. Buckeye and Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil advanced in Price today the Buckeye jumping 13 cents and the latter grades increasing to cents per barrel. New prices quoted Here were Bradford Allegheny $1.37 Pennzoil $1.27-1.32 Southwest. $1.07 Eureka $1.02. Buckeye 90 cents. Oil legislation at Washington the approach of the major consuming season increase in Price of lubrication oils and improvement in the East Texas Field were believed to be reason for the Advance. Mckean county crude took a 25 cent drop in Price last month to the lowest figure in years�?$1 27 per barrel. Naturally the upward trend in Market Price is encouraging to local producers. Close contract for great fair free acts the Mckean county fair association has closed the contract to bring May Werth worlds greatest lady bareback rider and the celebrated australian Werth family of riders to the Mckean county fair and races which opens in Smethport next labor Day a the feature free attraction. Included in the Werth contract ars two other feature free acts a a japanese Troup of acrobats and Equilio brits and a Troup of Aerial performers. Five people and six horses Are included in the sensational Werth Riding act featuring the bewitching May Queen of the circus ring. This famous act has been featured with Ringling. Barnum scuba Ley and other leading american and european circuses and for several years the attraction has Only been seen at the larger state fairs. The act the greatest Ever presented at a county fair was secured for the Mckean county fair thanks to necessity of the Werth s finding a fill in week Between big fairs and the fact that Phil Werth. Manager of the act is a personal Friend of r w. Hilton president of the fair who had Long been Angling for the attraction. Ordinarily the Cost of this act would a prohibitive for a county fair. The society hours show which has been a feature of the annual fair and races for several years past will be staged on a More pretentious scale than Ever before this year. Flood does great damage to residence of Leo Digel yesterday s cloudburst did great damage to streets gardens Side Hill Fields and filled cellars but no one suffered greater damage than or. And mrs. Leo Digel when a torrent of water crossed water Street and invaded their residence on that thoroughfare running through the first floor to a depth of two or three inches causing great havoc. Plans were drawn by architect fens i of Bradford of the firm of la Wile so Green. Reeves Terette the marriage of mrs. Bertha Ter Ette of Myrtle pa., and Arthur Reeves wednesday evening. June 7. Also of that Borough took place Bennie Strauss and his orchestra of thursday May 18, at the methodist j Olean have been contracted to fur episcopal Church parsonage. The Nosb music for the alumni dance to be Rev. Arthur Partington pastor of eld at the legion lyceum following Kane High school pupils end strike 300 students of the Kane High school who went out on strike last week because of the school boards failure to select John l Getz As a member of the faculty ended last thursday afternoon when the students returned to classes. Kidnapping and parricide cases listed for criminal court term Portville methodist episcopal Church performed the ceremony. The banquet. Strauss formerly conducted a popular Kane orchestra but or Reeves is a tonner we Ell known has been playing steadily in Olean for Smethport resident who has been some time past. He is highly recon successfully engaged in the Mercan-1 mended. Tile business in Myrtle for several j of years past. Track stars to Dubois Don Rice Laverne Stewart and Scott Maze will represent the s. H. S. Track and Field team at the big sectional interscholastic meet at Dubois next saturday. Advert ass in Tbs Democrat Ostrander drills for water plans received or. W. A. Ostrander this morning started drilling operations on a water Well in the a erne t of his new building on main Street which will a completed before on the upper stories of the big new Brick Structure is completed. The w Ell will provide an unfailing e a equate Supply of pure water for the new building. An automatic pump win. Be u de to Send it through the lines under pressure. A Large drilling machine is being used and it is expected that the Well will be 200 feet deep the plans for the new building were received last evening and reveal that the new Block will be one of the most Beautiful and modern to be found in this Section 2 stories and basement practically fireproof. Several important cases which have been continued several times Are expected to be tried at Tihe regular term of Mic Kean county criminal court which will Convene at the court House in Smethport on monday june 5, with judge j. W. Bouton presiding. Among the continued cases Are Commonwealth is. Dusen Versic Spiro Yovanoff James sweeten Paul Barbie and Antonio Orazio charged with kidnapping Todor Nedelco of Crosby. It will be recalled that the five alleged Pittsburgh racketeers called at the Home of the Crosby Man last fall and took him away under pretence of being Federal immigration officers. Halted in Kane and placed under arrest the Pittsburgh men claimed that Nedelco murdered a Man in Oklahoma two Enty years ago and they intended to turn him Over to authorities and collect a Reward. This latter Story has not been substantiated and the supposition is that Nedel co who is a simple soul but possesses j Money would have had to dearly for his release. Spiro Yovanoff was released from the Mckean county jail on bail some time ago and is a patient in the West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh suffering from a spinal trouble. The other four Are still prisoners in the jail and it is expected that they will be tried without Yovanoff being present. Another important continued Case which May be finally disposed of at j the june term is the alleged extortion charge against c. H. Yetzer. St. Marys chief of police Theodore Kallas and Markus Kalabukas who Are said to have demanded a sum of Money from a Kane Bootlegger formerly of St. Marys under threat of having him arrested. A murder Case is listed for trial at the june session but observers predict that the grand jury will fail to return a True Bill against the defendant or if it does. He will be events continued on Page 2, col. 2 East end wins game the East Smethport baseball team Defeated the Derrick City nine last sunday at Home by a score of 8-6. Bernard Barum to be ordained next thursday the ordination of Bernard Garlick j of Smethport to the Priesthood of the protestant episcopal Church will be celebrated at St. Luke a Church this Borough of which or. Garlick has been a life Long member next thursday june 1st at 10 00 of clock a. In. Much interest is Manifest locally by the Many friends of this Fine Young Man in the approaching colourful ceremony. Of. Garlick is an Honor graduate of the Smethport High school Hobart College and the general theological Seminary new York. He is the first graduate of Smethport High school to become a minister of the gospel. Bachelors organize to defend their Domain a Smethport scribe furnishes the following sprightly local social item to the Olean times Herald of saturday taking their Cue from the Quot i hat j the local married Peoples dancing club the Young single men of Smethport have organized a club of their own to be called the bachelors j club. It is planned to have one dance i each month. The first function of the club will be held Early in june at a Date to be announced later. The officers of the club Are As follows president Fred Heinlein Secretary John comes treasurer Leonard Huffman. Moving drilling equipment for deep Smethport Anticline test committed to Warren j. E. Fitch formerly a w Ell known Wetmore and Hazelhurst Man was committed to the state Hospital in North Warren after a lunacy examination in Smethport on monday. Or. Fitch is under indictment in Mckean county on five charges of issuing worthless checks. Rig and drilling equipment is being j moved from the Tioga county Gas Field to a location on the Haywood tract near Marvindale where the Atlantic Seaboard Gas co will sink a deep we Ell to test the Smethport anti Cline. The we Ell is located opposite the j. J b. Field farm across the Marvin 1 Creek Valley from the Smethport it. Jewett Highway. This is the first deep Gas Well in the Smethport area of Mckean county and upon its outcome Many hinge 1 important drilling developments in this Region. The Smethport anticline1 has yielded big we Ells in the Potter j county and Southern new York Fields. It is expected that the Oriskany j Sand will be encountered at a depth less than 5000 feet in this area. On the other Side of the Norwich Divide in Cameron county we hich waa started last february. The Drill has Only reached a depth of 400 feet. This Well is being put Down by the Tioga natural Gas company to test the Hebron Anticline in that locality. The Rig is located in sight of the Smethport Emporium Highway. Slow Progress on Norwich Divide deep Well slow Progress is reported in the deep test Well on the Howard lands another deep Gas Well test on Cooks run soon it is reported that parties whose identity this newspaper has been unable to learn Are moving drilling equipment to a location on Cooks run on the other Side of Norwich Hill to sink a deep w Ell in that Vicinity. Smethport fishermen visiting that Section in quest of Trout made discovery of this drilling project detail of which have been unpublished. Try a Democrat want and

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