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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 9, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday november 9, 1933 be rms�?$2.00 per year. No. 45 republicans make clean sweep for county ticket Hubbard Sutton Cleveland Are the winners heavy vote is cast m Kean strongly for repeal and sunday sport events Mckean county remained True to its Republican traditions at the election on tuesday and gave All of the g. O. P. Candidates substantial majorities Over their democratic opponents. George Sutton of Smethport Republican candidate for county treasurer wats Given a stiff Battle by p. J. Denman of Bradford democratic Standard bearer. Bradford voters of All parties loyally supported or. Denman and he carried the City by a Nice margin Only to lose in the other districts the unofficial vote count late yesterday afternoon for the county offices was judge Hubbard r8196 Devlin d4065 county treasurer Sutton r 6615 Denman d5407 clerk of courts Cleveland r7072 Flynn. D3411 Rogers p978 jury commissioner Mccloskey r7000 Cantwell d3400 Keenan . 725 several Small districts were missing when the totals for jury commissioner and clerk of courts were compiled so the figures for those offices Are estimated. The figures for judge and county treasurer Are As accurate As could be obtained pending the official count. Miss Dora Keenan of Smethport who was Defeated for the democratic nomination for jury commissioner received a Nice complimentary vote on the prohibition and socialist tickets. Mrs. Helen Rogers of Smethport who lost the Republican primary fight for clerk of courts also received a sizeable vote on the prohibition ticket. Mckean county is All wet the repeal of the eighteenth amendment was approved by the citizens of Mckean county at the election on tuesday by estimated vote of at least 3 to i. Pennsylvania As a whole went wet on election Day. It is estimated that the state wide vote was 3 to i for abolishment of the eighteenth amendment. Sunday sports approved Mckean county voting districts registered overwhelming approval in the referendum on sunday sports. It appears that the ancient Blue Laws of 1794 Are on the Way out at last according to tuesdays state wide vote. Vote on state amendments it is predicted that the following amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania were approved in Mckean county and throughout the state pensions for the Blind. $50,000,000 soldiers Bonus. $25,000,000 Bond Issue for unemployment Relief and for state aided hospitals and colleges. The Fate of the other eight amendments is More or less in doubt As this is written. State amendment no. 2 is Only one not approved apparently amendment no. 2, proposed assessment of abutting property for Highway improvements was the Only one Defeated in the state. Late reports from voting districts in Pennsylvania indicate that amendment no. 8, authorizing the state to borrow $25,000,000 for unemployment Relief and other expenditures received a higher favourable vote than any of the twelve proposed amendments. It won nearly 2 to 1 support in 4,859 districts of the 7,925 in the state. Next in line is no. 1, which would allow pensions for Blind persons and the third highest is no. 4, soldiers Bonus. Late returns show amendment yes no 1 648,003 179,130 2 264.807 354,662 3 388,997 239,333 4 607,313 329,346 5 424,760 250,032 6319,573 285,542 7 438.502 173,978 8 772,357 201,185 9 333.137 234,737 10336,743 275,137 11 369,956 239,446 12 346,745 289.266 award mail contract mrs. Oscar Anderson was the successful bidder for the contract for transporting United states mails Between Smethport and East Smethport. There were fifteen applicants for the Job when the route was thrown open for bids recently. Mrs. Anderson will assume her new duties on monday nov. 20. Smethport True to the g. 0. P. The result of tuesdays election showed that Smethport Borough is firmly entrenched As a Republican stronghold. G. O. P. Candidates were Given substantial majorities both in local and county contests. The vote was unusually heavy for an Odd year election�?597 being polled. This is Only about too under the largest vote Ever cast Here. Following is the vote tabulation judge a Hubbard a 374 Devlin a 186. County treasurer Sutton. R. 464 Denman a 107. Clerk of courts Cleveland a 410 Flynn. A 106 Rogers a 47. Jury commissioner Mccloskey r. 340 Cantwell d. 83 Keenan . 87. Burgess Bacon r. 387 Fay a 160. Councilmen 4 elected a Johnson r. 424 Ostrander a 433 German a 404 Burdick a 423t Fay a 155 Mccarthy a 110 0laughjin, d. 131 Campbell a 428 school directors 2 elected a Morrison a 389 Herzog a 366 Abbey a 184 Hovis a 166. Tax collect term Gleason a 470. Auditor i elected a Wileman a 433 Daly a 114. Judge of election i elected a Hallstrom 445 Mundy 120. Inspector of election 2 elected a Herzog a 409 Day a 148. Borough Strong for repeal the vote on repeal of the eighteenth amendment in Smethport Borough was 444 for and 115 against. The sunday sports referendum also was approved by a big majority Here the vote being 236 to 94. Vote on state amendments the tabulation of the vote on proposed amendments to the state Constitution in Smethport Borough is As follows no. I pensions for Blind yes 111 no 96. No. 2, assessment of property for Highway improvement yes. 63 no 101. No. 3. Nature of investments for Trust funds yes. 87 no 90, no. 4, soldiers Bonus yes 144 no 139. No. 5, elimination of tax qualification for voting yes 58 no 122. No. 6, change in borrowing capacity of counties other than Philadelphia yes. 52 no 81. No. 7, elimination of Long and Short haul clauses applicable to Railroad rates yes 102 no 49. No. 8, $25,000,000 Bond Issue for unemployment Relief state aided hospitals and colleges yes. 291 no. 79. No. 9. Applying Only to City of Philadelphia assessment of property a yes 51 no 71. No. To Purchase of land by cities on state boundaries yes 54 no 89. No. La. Consolidation of Allegheny county yes. 90 no 61. No. 12. Purchase by state of toll Bridges yes. 72 no 83. Sixteen killed As old Kaintuck goes wet As usual Squirrel rifles were used As a forceful political argument in Kentucky on election Day tuesday. Sixteen were slain in the excitement of voting. As a precaution against mass massacre the Kentucky vote count is not started until the Day after the polls Are closed to allow time for the boys to Cool off before results Are announced. Heavy votes in municipalities swept Kentucky steadily toward ratification of the prohibition repeal amendment. Reports from 713 of Kentucky a 4,204 precincts gave repeal 58,007 votes to 41,079 against a majority of 16,928. Jefferson county Louisville with 35 of its 636 precincts tabulated gave repeal 5,348 with Only 373 against. Smaller towns in the state averaged three to one for repeal while Rural counties voted almost even on the question. Emporium lady fatally injured in Auto crash tragedy at Valley caused by Slippery roads sunday a heavy snowstorm last sunday afternoon and evening made driving on nearby highways extremely hazardous and resulted in one fatal Accident and dozens of minor wrecks and collisions of vehicles. Emporium lady fatally injured miss Mary Murray aged 45, of Emporium was fatally injured sunday evening at Farmers Valley when a car driven by her sister mrs. James Moran also of Emporium crashed into a truck. Miss Murray died in the Bradford Hospital shortly before 10 00 of clock sunday night. Her Skull was fractured and she suffered internal injuries. Or. R. E. Hockenberry of Smethport rendered first Aid to the fatally injured woman and two others who were Riding in the car at the time j of the Accident. Stills ambulance was i summoned from Bradford Bat the Driver Robert Fitzgerald was unable i to take the ambulance Over Rew Hill on account of the Slippery pavement. I it was necessary to return to Bradford and come to Smethport via min Ard run and Ormsby. Mrs. Moran Driver of the car received to her Back and miss Helen Wilson of Olean the third woman in the car suffered lacerations of the head and leg injuries. All three were taken to the Hospital but miss Wilson was Able to leave sunday night. The Accident is said to have happened while mrs. Moran was driving toward Smethport on the Larabee Smethport Highway. Her vehicle left the Road when she was unable to see the Edge of the Highway on account of the Snow and in attempting to swing Back on the Road mrs Moran lost control of her car and it crashed into a Light truck driven by George butterwort of Gates hollow. Both excitement due to the Scarcity of i vehicles were badly wrecked but or. These animals in this Section during butterwort escaped uninjured the past several years. However it i the crash was investigated by Rich is expected that More will be killed Ard Baxter a member of the state than usual since it is reported that 1 Highway patrol station in Smith the Ursine population seems to be in port who decided that it was an in More Hunters than licenses the greatest number of licensed resident Hunters at this time of the season in the history of Mckean county will Greet the Start of the Bear season on Friday of this week. The office of county treasurer e e. Bouton in the court House. Smethport. Reported yesterday that 7400 licenses had been sold to resident nimrods. Only 8000 in All were sent to Mckean county this year and there is bound to be a shortage. The Deer Hunting season which does not Start until dec. I always causes a Rush for licenses. The Supply of 8000 was sufficient for the demand during the entire Hunting season last year. Only fifty non resident Hunters licenses have been sold to Date but it is pointed out that this is not unus Ual the great demand coming with the Start of the Deer season. The Start of the Bear season on Friday has not occasioned any great Intres to Hunter frees a Large Bear from trap a a Here Are Bare facts a an authentic Story vouched for by reputable witnesses invests a Frank Oviatt Well known Betula a business Man and Hunter scion of a line of noted county nimrods a with a heroism greater than that of the late lamented gent who a crawled up under a mule and a tickled him on the fetlock one Day last week or. Oviatt a was approached by a party of a Hunters near Crosby who asked a him if he knew what kind of an a animal was a tearing the Woods a Down Quot in that neighbourhood. The Betula Man had heard no com a motion but his curiosity was Are used by the tale and he went to a investigate. A he was still far from the scene a of the trouble when his trained a ear detected a tremendous bawl a ing of a Bear. It developed that the animal had one caught in a a Fox trap a Fitch was securely a fastened to a sapling by a sizeable a Chain. A Bruin would thrash about in a a futile attempt to extricate him a self from the trap and when exp Hausted would sit Down and Emit a a Wail of agony which resounded a through the Woods. A or. Oviatte a heart was touched a by the Ursine a plight and he de a Ermine to risk releasing him. A he solicited help of the other a Hunters who flatly refused to get a any where near the captive Bear a to say nothing of assisting with a the difficult task of opening the a double Spring trap while the 135 a Pound Bear Waul in such close a proximity. The Hunters stated a that they would just As soon kick a a wild lion in the face As get a within Range of the Sabre like a claws and powerful Teeth of the a Bear. Which they inferred was in a none to Good humor ordinarily a and certainly would not be in hts a present predicament of being a caught in a trap and mad with fear. A undaunted by the failure to see cure help. Or. Oviatt cautiously a approached the Bear and strange As it seems the animal seemed to a sense the approach of a Friend in a need. The trap was unsprung a with considerable difficulty and a Bruin was again free to roam his a native haunts. A creasing. Keating to p. Results be atm township continued strongly Republican in tuesdays election. Large complimentary votes were Given to mrs. Helen Rogers for clerk of courts and miss Dora Keenan for jury commissioner. The vote in Keating township for county offices was As follows judge Hubbard r. 434 Devlin d. 187. County treasurer Sutton a 490 Denman a 122. Clerk of courts Cleveland a 382 Flynn a 97 Rogers. A 143. Jury commissioner Mccloskey r. 301 Cantwell a 128 Keenan p amps 132. The Republican landslide also prevailed in the various contests for township offices As follows supervisor Hyde a East Smethport 123, Farmers Valley 120, Simpson 142, total 385 Griffin a East Smethport 78, Farmers Valley 27, Simpson 29, total 134. Mrs. Nellie Lemon of Coryville and mrs. Margaret Swanton of Cyclone were the successful candidates for school director. The vote was Lemon a Simpson 101, Farmers Valley 125, East Smethport 65, total 291 Swanson a Simpson 173, Farmers Valley 96, East Smethport 49, total 318 mrs. Betty Peterson a Simpson 13, Farmers Valley 17, East Smethport 105, total 135 Perry Van sickle Simpson 21, Farmers Valley 23. East Smethport 32, total 76 Oviatt a Simpson 12, Farmers Valley 42, East Smethport 90, total 144. Mrs. Jennie Thompson r. Of Cyclone Defeated a. L. Gallup a of Smethport in the race for auditor of Keating township. Progress on new water company installation the Smethport water co. Is completing work of installing a new chlorination apparatus on the de. Irons farm West of town. The Large Mains have been Cut a necessary procedure and the town is being supplied by the company s deep Wells on Hilton Avenue while the work la being rushed to completion. A Brief decrease in water pressure tuesday was caused by minor pump trouble which was speedily remedied. Death of Grace Stull Haskins word was received in Smethport this week of the death of mrs. Grace Stull Haskins 55, which occurred in Fredonia. N. Y., tuesday night. The deceased was a former Well known and highly respected resident of this Section. She was a daughter of the late or. And mrs. James Harrison Stull of East Smethport. Surviving Are her husband two sons and a daughter and one sister mrs. F. H Nourse of East Smethport. Burial will be in Fredonia. Avoidable Accident. Coroner w. D. Allen did not conduct an inquest on patrolman Baxters report. Five accidents investigated members of the state Highway patrol stationed in Smethport investigated five automobile accidents on sunday but the Headquarters was swamped with Calls from various Points. It was estimated that there were at least fifteen crashes in this immediate Vicinity. Wrecking trucks from All the garages of this Section were on the Road constantly throughout the afternoon and evening on sunday. Local car in crash a Chrysler Sedan owned and driven by c. J. Van lad. Smethport Blacksmith and a Chevrolet Sedan owned and driven by Fred Warner of Limestone n. Y., collided at the foot of Minard run Hill late sunday afternoon. The Accident was caused by continued on last Page col. I maniac causes trouble Here red Cross Roll Call starts saturday armistice Day a the american red Cross has assisted in i 96 Domestic. 21 in sular and 3 foreign j Hill i Relief operations tour ing the year. In this j i i Relief and the hand j 1 to Ilni of the 8overn Wem Mhz ment wheat and cot j ton the organization has expended Over $1,625,000, while the other Money has been raised by the chapters and expended locally for Relief operations. Over five million families received Over ten million barrels of flour Over fifty five million garments and Over ninety two million Yards of cloth. The Smethport chapter has had its share of flour garments and clothing to distribute to the Many needy families in this Section and the red Cross merits the financial support of everyone who can afford to join. The annual National Roll Call of members will Start next saturday armistice Day and continue until thanksgiving. This year As never before it is necessary for everyone to contribute to the limit of their Means so that the work of the great humanitarian organization will not be curtailed during what promises to be the worst Winter of the depression. Public spirited citizens in Smethport the same As in every other red Cross District of the country have volunteered to give valuable time to the work of administering Relief activities of the red Cross. The solicitors for red Cross memberships do not approach the Public with a demand for Money. Rather it should be considered that they Are j merely extending an invitation for All citizens to participate in the great work of the organization sin invitation which should meet with a Hearty spirit of cooperation a membership in the red Cross la an investment which returns Gratifying dividends in Relief of human misery a great por Tion of the funds being used right at Home and none of the contributions going to defray exorbitant administrative expenses thanks to the Volunteer workers. The following statement of red Cross Relief in Pennsylvania during the year should prove to every thinking person the further necessity for aiding the organization by a membership sacks flour furnished 241 to it 11,215,024 Yard goods furnished. 9.057,054 ready made garments. 6,399,316 families for which flour and Cotton was provided. 584,031 expended from National funds in disaster and unemployment Relief a. $18.200 00 expended by chapters for red Cross services. $588,267.00 Home service cases handled service and sex service menus families. 32,164 civilian families. 59,360 Public health nursing Home visits. 231,223 school children inspected. 74,488 members life saving corps enrolled 1914 to Date 31,798 individuals completing first Aid course. 7,432 individuals completing Home Hygiene course. 2,636 the present adult membership in the state is 354,944 and the Junior red Cross has 783,207 members. The aim for this year is 506,250 adults. Percentage of adult members to population is Only 3.7%. Smethport chapter has a population of 8,116 in its territory its percentage of membership being 5.9%, which makes it rank 20th in the list of 109 chapters in the state. Let us plan to maintain our rank for another year or if possible to gain a higher place. To held to do this meet the solicitor cheerfully and join willingly. The solicitation will be made Between the dates of nov. 11-30. George Gelbich. Aged 60, a woodsman. Whose Home is in Duquesne pa., and who is believed to be insane it caused a great Deal of excitement last sunday night when he ran amuck on Hilton Avenue in Smethport and later barricaded himself in a barn on the farm of de Irons near the Smethport country club. Gelbich had apparently made plans to attempt to kill anyone who tried to enter the barn arming himself with a Pitchfork. He had a Clever plan to trap intruders at the door but fortunately big presence in the barn was discovered before anyone attempted to enter the building and county detective j. J. Allison and sheriff Fred t. Ludwick of Smethport were summoned to the scene. Or. Allison is acquainted with the alleged mad Man and after chasing away a crowd of spectators called for him to come out. Gelbich emerged without causing any trouble. When asked by or. Allison what was wrong the Man replied that four i men were planning to kill him. The county detective assured the Man that the safest place for him was the county jail to which he readily agreed. Gelbich had been released from the jail about two weeks ago after having been under observation As being of unsound mentality. The prisoner has been employed on various Woods jobs in this Section recently. Another hu6e Gas blast damages keep test Well last thursday another pocket of Gas caused a great Deal of trouble at the deep test Well of the Atlantic Seaboard natural Gas co. On the Haywood tract Martindale. Drilling operations had just been nicely resumed after a pocket of Gas estimated at 12,000,000 cubic feet caused operations to be suspended for three weeks. The new pocket was of even greater pressure than the previous one. The blast of Gas from the deep Hole damaged the drilling Rig Harold Davidor of the Atlantic Seaboard co. Stated yesterday that repairs Are completed and drilling will be resumed today. The latest Gas pocket was encountered at a depth of 4999 feet. New Corner drug store May be open this week workmen Are putting the finishing touches on or. W. A. Ostrander a new Corner drug store building this week. A Large Crew of men from Pittsburgh installed the Beautiful new fixtures in the drug store on monday. V he business place will be opened to the Public As soon As the new Fountain which was shipped from Chicago last week arrives Here. It is possible that the opening May occur during the coming week. Council names Louis Peterson chief be police fills vacancy caused by the death of chief m. Of Brien Louis b. Peterson of West water Street Well known Smethport Man was appointed chief of police to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Michael o Brien at the regular november meeting of the Smethport Borough Council monday night. There were Over Twenty applicants for the position. A ballot was taken with the following results l. B. Peterson�?2 votes. A. F. Rice i vote. John Digele i vote. N. C. Hull i vote. Or. Peterson assumed his new duties tuesday night. He possesses every qualification to make an efficient officer and his Choice is a popular one. Or. Of Brien was also Constable of Smethport but this position has not As yet been filled by the necessary court appointment. A Resolution was adopted by the Council monday night to provide for the Transfer of taxes collected to electric Bonds and interest to the Street improvement fund. Last year citizens of the Borough adopted a Bond Issue of $38,000.00, $9,500.00 of which was used to retire outstanding electric Bonds and the balance for Street paving. Inasmuch As there were considerable delinquent taxes to be collected for the electric Bond fund it was decided to use this Money As received for additional Street improvements. The Pennsylvania department of highways has finally approved plans submitted by the Borough for the paving of Street from main to Green Street using county Ald funds to match a Borough appropriation. It seems doubtful if any work can be done this late in the year in View of the present Adverse weather conditions. A committee of the Smethport canopus club which had been instructed to Confer with the Council in regard to the rate and service controversy Between the Borough and Smethport water co., did not attend the meeting monday night. John m. Rice of Pittsburgh Engineer representing the Borough in the water argument presented a Bill for $254.31, which was ordered paid. It was reported that the sum of $3.00 was received for licenses during the month of october. Members of the Council present at monday nights meeting were Ostrander Digel Nellis. Hull Kelly and Freeman. Solicitor c. W. Shattuck was in attendance. The following Bills were read and ordered paid Seth Norman salary $175.00 Glen Mencer salary $125.00 l. O. Comes salary $110.00 Chas. Lemm Ier salary $50.00 c. W. Shattuck salary $50.00 f. H. Biever salary. $50.00 Lyle Drake salary $5.00 Southern n. Electric Supply corp., supplies $3.23 Bradford electric co., Electrio current $1049.7f, same electric supplies $47 38 Fay amp Mckeirnan gasoline and Oil $9.50 b. P. Oviatt. Printing $14 to a. R. Anderson recording deed $10.00 Holmes St Gilfillan supplies $2.68 Andersons service station no. 2, gasoline $3.80 Peterson a garage gasoline $1.44 Keystone garage gasoline $5.25 Guy c. Smith repairs to roller $13 29 Smethport garage co gasoline and Oil $14.93 Andersons service station gasoline $5.22 Smethport natural Gas co., Gas $15.00 j. R Hull labor. $16 50 c. W. Maeser supplies 85c Kendall refining co., gasoline $13.00 Yerdon Stu St Gas station gasoline $2.75 Chas. W. Maeser supplies $3.78 f. J. Quirk gasoline $2.02 Crescent electric co., supplies $1.50 w. C. Thompson refund meter Deposit $5.00 f. H. Sargent refund meter Deposit $5.00 Delbert Bell refund meter Deposit $5.00 e. W. Workley postcards $55 00 Frank Mcanallan refund meter Deposit $5.00 Noble Fitch refund meter Deposit $5.00 Clair Witter refund meter Deposit $5.00 l. C. My Morrow refund meter Deposit $5.00 John m Rice professional services $254.31 Bell Telephone co., Telephone $2.00. Burdick Larson wedding solemnized ust week the marriage of miss Laura Larson daughter of or. And mrs. Gust Larson of Cole Creek and Howard Burdick son of or. And mrs. A Burdick of East Smethport was solemnized last thursday night at the parsonage of the United Brethren Church in Farmers Valley. The Rev Atkins pastor of the Church performed the ceremony. There were no attendants. The Bride and Groom Are both popular Young people and have Many friends throughout this Section. Or. Burdick is employed by the Sloan a Zook producing co or. And mrs. Burdick will reside in East Smethport where their Home is already furnished for occupancy. The Democrat extends congratulations to the couple on this auspicious

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