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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 2, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday november 2, 1933 terms-$2.oo per year. No. 44 Battle of the ballots will National state county and municipal arguments with a county judge county treasurer and clerk of courts to be elected next tuesday in addition to the question of Pennsylvania a ratification of repeal of the eighteenth amendment and twelve important proposed amendments to the state Constitution to be balloted on the Odd year election assumes important proportions second Only to the presidential election years. Besides the county municipal and township contests voters of Pennsylvania will have an Opportunity to modify the antiquated a a Blue Laws by voting in favor of the sunday sports Bill. County office candidates democratic president judge John a Devlin. Treasurer a. J. Denman. Clerk of courts a Katherine m. Flynn. Jury commissioner Frank Cantwell. Republican president judge Charles g. Hubbard. Treasurer George Sutton. Clerk of courts a. Albert Cleveland. Jury commissioner Lewis Mcclos key. Smethport Borough Democrat it Burgess Frank b. Fay. Councilmen 4 to be elected a a. W. Campbell l a. O Laughlin j. R. Mccarthy and Michael Urben Fay. School directors 2 to be elected a w. A. Hovis and Kenton Abbey. Auditor Margaret Daly. Judge of election Joseph e. Mun by. Inspector of election a. J. Day. Republican Burgess Daniel Bacon. Councilmen 4 to be elected a Albert w. Johnson h. G. German or. W. A. Ostrander and Luey l. Burdick. School directors 2 to be elected a j. L. Morrison and Ralph w. Herzog. Tax collector a. C. Gleason. Auditor a. Z. Hileman. Judge of election Fred w. Hall Strom. Inspector of election Rose l Herzog. Keating township contests a hot Campaign is being waged in Keating township for the offices of school director supervisor and auditor. Repeal question on separate ballot authoritative information submitted by Richard j. Beamish. Secretary of the Commonwealth discloses that the prohibition repeal question and the names of All delegates must be printed upon a separate paper ballot. An act of the Pennsylvania legislature specifically provides that it shall appear on a paper ballot and not on the voting machines with the ticket which comprises twelve constitutional amendments sunday baseball referendum and the names of All candidates. Each of Mckean county s voting machines will be equipped with a Small Metal shelf which will be attached to the lower left Side of the face of the machine below the political party rows. If voters desire to vote on the repeal Issue they should obtain the paper ballot before they enter the machine. In order to expedite voting and obviate any confusion or congestion voters should upon entering the machine cast their ballot for candidates and constitutional amendments after which they May Mark the repeal ballot on the Small shelf. On leaving the machine voters Are instructed to Deposit the repeal question in the ballot Box which will be supplied to each polling place. Directions for machine voting in balloting on the machine at the election next tuesday it is imperative that voters observe these simple Steps first move the red handle of the curtain lever to the right Side which will automatically close the curtain and release the machine for vote it. Second pull the party lever of your political party which will turn Down into voting position All the pointers of the candidates of your party. In voting on the constitutional amendments located in the question Row turn Down a voting Pointer either Over the word a a yes or a no Quot. After you have arranged your ticket leave the voting machine pointers Down. Move the red handle to the left Side of the machine. That action will Register the votes restore and lock the voting pointers and open the curtain permitting the voters egress. How to vote a split ticket in splitting a ticket voters should remember that after they have pulled the Quot straight party lever of their party they May turn up the voting Pointer Over the name of the candidate they wish to eliminate or Quot Cut out and turn the Pointer Down Over the name of the candidate for whom they wish to vote. Party levers Are located at the extreme left of the machine. It should also be remembered that As Long As the voter remains within the curtained Booth he May rectify a mistake or change his vote As Many times As he desires As no votes Are recorded until he makes his exit. The polls open next tuesday at 7 00 a m and close from Delv at 7 00 d. Constitutional amendments the following summary of the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be decided at the election next tuesday should be carefully studied by All voters no. In shall Section 18, article i of the Constitution be amended to permit the legislature to appropriate Money for pensions or gratuities to Blind persons Twenty one years of age and upwards no. 2�?shall a new Section be added to article in of the Constitution permitting the general Assembly to authorize cities and boroughs to assess the Cost of any Highway improvements including paving curbing and the incidental grading and draining upon abutting property where no prior assessment has been made for a similar improvement no. 3�?shall article in Section 22 of the Constitution be amended to give the general Assembly the unrestricted right to prescribe the nature and kind of investments for Trust funds to be made by executors administrators trustees and other fiduciaries no 4�?shall a new Section be added to article in of the Constitution permitting the state to create debt and Issue Bonds to the amount of fifty million dollars to compensation to certain veterans of the Spanish american War the China Relief expedition the philippine War and the world War this newspaper gives its unqualified endorsement to this amendment in particular and urges that it be approved by the voters. No. 5�?shall Section i article Chi be amended by eliminating the tax qualification for voting no. 6�?shall Section 8, article in be amended by changing the borrowing capacity of counties other than Philadelphia from seven 74 per centum of the assessed value of All taxable property including personal property to ten to per centum of the assessed value of taxable real estate and by changing the borrowing capacity of Philadelphia from ten to per centum of the assessed value of All taxable property including personal property to fifteen 15 per centum of the assessed value of taxable real estate no. 7�?shall Section 3, article Xvi of the Constitution be amended by eliminating the so called Long and Short haul clause applicable to Railroad rates no. 8�?shall a new Section be added to article in of the Constitution authorizing the governor auditor general and state treasurer to borrow not More than Twenty five million dollars to defray the expenses of the state government during the current biennium vote yes for this amendment. It must not fail to be approved it is vitally essential for Relief of unemployed hospitals and other state aided institutions. No. 9�?applys Only to City of Philadelphia. No. Ion shall a new Section be added to article Xiv of the Constitution permitting the general Assembly to authorize cities to take More land and property than is needed for actual construction in the laying out widening extending or relocating highways or streets connecting with Bridges crossing streams or tunnels under streams which form boundaries Between Pennsylvania and any other state and subsequently to sell or lease such part As is not actually required no. Ii approval would permit the consolidation of Allegheny county and the City of Pittsburgh. No. 12�?shall a new Section be added to article in of the Constitution authorizing the general Assembly to borrow ten million dollars for acquiring toll Bridges question legality of coming election widespread alarm it expressed by political observers throughout the state that the legality of the election to be held next tuesday May be successfully challenged in the courts due to a mass of conflicting opinions on necessity of publishing election proclamations. Asked by a number of harassed sheriffs and county solicitors for a ruling on the matter Richard j. Beamish Secretary of the Commonwealth a passed the Bucko right Back to them when he said it was up to each county solicitor to decide the question. As a result election proclamations were published in some counties and in others they were not. No proclamation was printed in Mckean and some other nearby counties. But among the Northern tier counties in which proclamations were issued were Potter Elk Cameron Tioga and Susquehanna. The conflict of Legal opinion arose Over the question of whether or not next tuesday s election is a Quot general Quot election in the first place. The sheriff is required to publish an election proclamation at least ten Days prior to each general election. Although a county judge county treasurer and clerk of courts will be chosen next tuesday the election is considered to be municipal instead of general and in that Case no proclamation is required. However the argument does no tend there because there Are twelve constitutional amendments to be voted on. Shine authorities who admit that it Wasny to necessary to publish an election proclamation contend that the full text of the constitutional amendments should have been printed. It is reported that in Allegheny county the county solicitor ruled that the Law requires the sheriff to publish the amendments in full but the sheriff who is also an attorney refused to do so. People who Are especially interested in the passage of one or More of the constitutional amendments fear that even if they Are approved they May be contested in the courts. A Fine mess results from the conflict of county attorneys opinions. If it really was not necessary to publish an election proclamation a single taxpayer in each of the counties where proclamations appeared could demand that the sheriff be restrained from paying out funds for the illegal expenditure. Its a Fine mess. The same situation will prevail in Mckean county in 1935, when the majority of county offices will be filled and it will still be a Quot municipal election mrs. B. F. Starsky seeks prothonotary appointment mrs. Stella Rubin Starsky of Smethport widow of the late b. F. Starsky for Many years prothonotary of Mckean county is seeking governor Pinchott a appointment to fill the position made vacant by the recent death of her husband. Mrs. Starsky is circulating petitions throughout the county and is understood to have secured a huge number of signatures. The Smethport lady bases her request for the appointment on the precedent established in Many instances where the widow of an office Holder is named to serve the balance of her husbands unexpired term. Or. Starsky was elected the last time in 1931 and had served Only half of the four year term when he passed Cross gives report for year Smethport red Cross chapter in making plans for its participation in the annual National Roll Call of members. Which starts on armistice Day nov la and lasts until thanksgiving gives a report which shows the splendid work done in this town and surrounding District during the past year. The sum of $169.09 was appropriated for Relief of persons who suffered property loss in the main Street fire last january. S25.00 was Given by the local chapter for California disaster Relief. Other expenditures included children a shoes 2 pairs $3.50 medical Aid glasses tonsil operations medical supplies. $106.43 transportation to Buffalo for patient receiving free medical treatment $20.00 meals and special Aid. $6 85. These items represent a total expenditure of $324.87, mostly for local Relief. Smethport chapter to Date has i i rented the distribution of Over 4100 49-tb sacks of free flour to needy families of this District. This flour was secured through the National chapter which paid for the milling of surplus government wheat. 500 families averaging five Parsons to each family received the flour. The local chapter has also distributed 3025 garments including underwear of All sizes sweaters Hose menus and boys work and dress shirts overalls and trousers blankets comforter and infants clothing. 3790 Yards of material consisting of Outing flannel shirting Muslin prints and Gingham have been Given away. Permanent Headquarters have been maintained in Smethport where needy persons May Call regularly for Aid. In addition distribution centers for free flour have been maintained throughout the District. The Smethport chapter has worked diligently through the past year to alleviate cases of want and suffering right at Home in addition to delivering its quota of funds for the National chapters humanitarian Roosevelt a Praise Pinchot a Large audience heard prof. Burton l Rockwood of Bradford speak on Quot Buzzard s eggs in the eagles nest Quot at the East Smethport United Brethren Church last Friday night. The assemblage voted to Send a message to governor Pinchot thanking him for his pronoun Cimmento in defense of the eighteenth amendment and pledged their support to him. Nineteen democrats republicans and independents in the audience signed an enrolment to support Only j candidates of a party that pledged i itself to uphold the eighteenth amendment. Prof. Rockwood who is known far and wide As a dry crusader denounced Quot the pressure the present administration is using to Force repeal in no Uncertain terms. He alleged that Quot glaring frauds Quot were present in Many of the thirty three states that have already ratified repeal. Prof. Rockwood said that in Tennessee the returns showed a 5,000 majority against repeal throughout the state but alleged that the returns were Quot held Back until in one division of the City w hich gave 460 votes against repeal and 207 for repeal could be changed by adding a straight line and a curve to the figure two to make it appear like a five and a curve to the seven so that it looked like a figure lad broke leg at play Donald. 11-year-old son of or. And mrs. Roy Thomas of East Smethport suffered a fracture of the right leg while playing football last Friday. The injured lad was attended by or. Burg Chadwick. A. L. Gallup for auditor of Keating township the taxpayers of Keating township have an Opportunity to elect a Man of experience As auditor by voting for a. L. Gallup next tuesday. Or. Gallup served for Many years As a member of the Board of auditors of Mckean county and is eminently qualified for the township office. Adult installing fixtures in new Corner drug store workmen have been engaged this week installing the first of the handsome fixtures in or. W. A Ostrander a new Corner drug store on main Street. It can already be plainly seen that this establishment will be one of the most Modernly equipped in this Section. It is expected that the new soda Fountain will arrive shortly. There still remains considerable work to be done before the building is completed. Work is Well progressed on a foundation in the rear of the new building which will be used for one of the temporary wooden structures on main Street. This will converted into a cottage. Or. Ostrander expects to move the other temporary building to his Fertile farm on Marvin Street opposite Mccoy stadium. . Digel injured de. Digel of Bradford former Well known Smethport Young Man. Was painfully injured sunday night while changing a tire on his automobile Here. The tire slipped As or. Digel was attempting to Bolt it to the spare Carrier and a Metal Flange on the Hub slashed the Index Finger of his right hand. Or. R. E. Hockenberry of Smethport took five stitches to close the directors who teachers met ust week a. W. Sandeen of Bradford was elected president of the Mckean county school directors association for the eleventh consecutive time at the annual meeting of the association held at the court House in Smethport last Friday. Or. Sandeen is a member of the Bradford township school Board. Other officers chosen at the session were first vice president James a. Connelly Ludlow. Second vice president a. F. Mccool Rew City. Secretary Julius Swanson it. Jew-1 Eft. Treasurer or. A. R. Livermore Smethport. Auditor James h. Clark it. Jewett. The directors heard two interesting addresses. They were Quot thoughtless thinkers in education by or. Harry c. Mckown and Quot the directors Opportunity a by or. M. S. Bents. Teachers met saturday the teachers of Mckean county Grade schools one to five held their meeting on saturday at the court House and Smethport High school building. This meeting was also addressed by or. Bentz and or. Mckown. A Large number of teachers were in attendance. A similar meeting for the sixth seventh and eighth Grade teachers will be held at the court House in Smethport next saturday. Miss Hazel Forbes geography expert and or. Freeman Guy associate superintendent of Pittsburgh schools will address the meeting next game season opens the Small game season opened in Pennsylvania yesterday morning with a record number of Hunters in the nearby Woods. A report yesterday from the office of county treasurer e. E. Bouton indicated that the largest number of Hunting licenses at this Date in history have been sold to county nimrods. It was estimated that approximately 5500 county residents Are already legally entitled to Hunt. Last year 8000 licenses were sold including the big game season demand which will not Start until a week from Friday when Bear will be Legal prey. The Deer season which always results in Sale of Many licenses does not Start until december first. Under the a a stagger Hunting system for Birds Only they could be shot yesterday and today. There will then be a lapse of time until the forepart of next week when they May be hunted again. Rabbits squirrels and hares May be killed any Day in november except on sundays. Many Hunters reported Only indifferent Success on the first Day of the season the weather conditions being unfavourable for Good sport. The Woods were together too dry. Louis Hull Harry Herzog a. J. Hyatt and Forrest Abbey Are Hunting at the Clermont Rod a gun clubs Camp. Other nearby Carara Are also being used by Hunting parties. Subscribe for the Democrat. Country club stockholders held meeting last week the stockholders of the Smethport country club held their annual meeting at the club House wednesday evening of last week last years directors were All reelected As follows e. E. Drake. W. H. Gallup a. J. Hyatt h. G. German. E. G. Potter and Robert Digel. The directors will meet in the near future elect officers and choose a professional for the local Assn Here on Friday the Allegheny River association of Baptist churches will meet in the local Church tomorrow. Friday with morning afternoon and evening sessions. The announced theme of the program is Quot live it through mrs. Howard Wayne Smith president of the women a american Baptist foreign Mission society will be one of the principal speakers. In f932 mrs. Smith visited four of the Baptist foreign Mission Fields the philippine islands South China. East China and Japan. Carlos m. Dinsmore d. D., Secretary of the edifice department of the american Baptist Home Mission society will also deliver an address. Pastors of All Baptist churches in the Allegheny association will head Large delegations of members of their congregations at the meeting. The following program has been announced 10 00 a of associational missionary committee and officers of the association with state Secretary. 10 30 a. service Quot practising the Christ life a Luke 9 10-27. 10 50 a. and open conference on the Quot live it through movement. Led by the state Secretary. 11 40 a. Rny Roll Call of churches. Report of associational committee of missionary cooperation. Offering. Presentation of team. 12 15 p. . 12 30 p. luncheon. 2 00 p. service Quot sources of the abundant life a acts 2 1-21. 2 30 p. by mrs Smith. 3 15 p. period conducted by or. B. C. Barrett. 4 15 p. My address Quot the Church of Christ in a confused world a or. Dinsmore. 5 00 p. . 5 30 p. . 7 30 p. Quot the expression of the abundant life a Luke to 1-21. 8.00 p. , Quot confused voices of the Orient Quot mrs. Smith. 8 30 p. . Quot making America Christian a or. Dinsmore. 9 00 p. .new business establishments will open Here great activity during past week in town and Vicinity there were an unprecedented number of new businesses established and business transfers in Smethport during the past week. Or. Lindholm to open shoe store John Lindholm who with his son de. Lindholm conducts a grocery store in the Munn Block on Mala Street will conduct a shoe and clothing store in the adjacent room formerly occupied by the insurance office of John b. Eastman or. Lindholm will handle a line of goods similar to the popular Stock lost when his main Street store was destroyed by fire last january. Or. Eastman a insurance office is now temporarily located in his own office building in the rear of his residence on East King Street. Kane jeweler locates Here it was announced this week that Edward l. Carlson Well known Kane jeweler will operate the jewelry store in the Chadwick Block formerly occupied by l. C. Mcmarrow who moved away two weeks ago. Or. Carlson is reported to be a master craftsman and Smethport residents who would have missed the convenience of a local jewelry and watch repairing establishment will Welcome hts intention to locate Here Quaker Grill changes hands Walter Olson who has conducted the popular Quaker Grill at Farmers Valley for nearly two years announced last night that the business had been sold to Holmes Spanogle Well known Smethport Young Man. Or. Olson was forced to relinquish his flourishing business on account of ill health he expects to leave for some Western Point in a few weeks. Or. Spanogle new proprietor of the Quaker Grill has been employed there on several occasions. He is thoroughly experienced in restaurant management and should be highly successful in his venture. Sacred concert the Young Peoples Union of the Smethport churches swedish Mission United Brethren and Baptist will give a sacred concert Friday. Nov. To at 7 45 of clock in the swedish Mission Church. Everyone is invited to attend. No admission will be charged but a free will offering will be taken. Local motorists met huge Buck on the Highway or. And mrs. Clayte Crawford of Smethport met a huge 12-Point Buck on the Highway at the Edge of Bingham monday night and narrowly missed hitting the Monarch of the forests with their car. Fortunately the Crawford machine was being driven at a moderate rate of Speed and they were Able to avoid hitting the Deer when it suddenly a it geared directly in front of them. Or. Crawford stopped the car and secured a Good look at the Fine specimen of Deer at close Range. Former Hazelhurst Man figures in fatal crash the Marienville express last week gave the following meagre details concerning a fatal automobile Accident in which Harvey Nogar former Well known Hazelhurst and Marienville Glass bottle expert was one of the principals Quot Harvey Nogar who has charge of the Knox Glass bottle company s Plant at Jackson miss., according to reports figured in an automobile Accident of a serious nature last Friday night when his car collided with another car in which a leading physician of Jackson was Riding. Occupants of both cars were taken to the Hospital and late reports state that the physician died. Or. Nogar is suffering from contusions and bruises. No details Are available As to How the crash noted lecturer and cartoonist at local Church or. E. J. Pace noted lecturer and cartoonist will speak this thursday evening and Friday evening in the swedish Mission Church at 7 45 p. In. These meetings Are under the auspices of the Smethport District Sabbath school association. Or. Pacers cartoons Are used in missionary work and have a worldwide circulation. The general Public is invited to attend the drilling of deep Gas Weil it Marvindale Harold Davidor of the Atlantic Seaboard natural Gas co., inc., of Coudersport announced yesterday morning that drilling had been resumed at the deep test Well on the hey wok tract Marvindale after operations had been suspended for several weeks. A pocket of Gas of huge pressure caused temporary suspension of drilling and fishing operations were necessary. My Davidor said yesterday Quot a have drilled past the tools that were left in the Hole and our depth at this time is about 5000 feet. From this you will understand that the Dulf Toul Les have been overcome and drilling is now progressing satisfactorily. A Large Gas pocket encountered at a depth of 4996 feet about four weeks ago was responsible for the trouble experienced. Since that time operations have continued Day and night without delay to Correct the trouble. The Well will continue to the Oriskany this is the first local test of the deep Oriskany which has produced a number of huge Gas Wells in Potter and Tioga counties. The Smethport Anticline is believed by geologists to be a direct continuation of the Rich Sand and a strike by the Atlantic Seaboard co. Would mean a frenzied deep drilling Boom in Mckean county where shallow Gas Wells have been producing for Many years. Auditors finish report the Mckean county Board of auditors d. Ehva Cooper William Beck and Margaret m. Dunn have completed their inspection of 1932 county accounts. Their report ready for publication is the most comprehensive Ever compiled Here. Auto kills two Deer at about 6.00 of clock saturday evening while mrs. Gerald Ransdorf of Renovo was returning from a visit to lock Haven her car struck a medium sized Doe and a Spike Buck on the Bucktail Trail. One of the Deer was killed instantly and the other was fatally injured. The automobile was considerably damaged
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