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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 23, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley publisher Smethport. Pa., thursday november 23, 1933 terms-$2.oo per year. No. 47 Boro to seek Federal Aid for three projects county s share of Cwa Relief program $15,907 Smethport Borough will Avail itself of Federal Aid Money for the improvement of the local sewage system Hamlin Island Park and to Start additional Street paving. E. Waddingham of Bradford National civil works administrator for this District addressed a meeting at the Mckean county court House Smethport yesterday afternoon at 2 00 of clock to explain eligibility and procedure in filing applications for Federal Aid for local Relief projects. A Large number of City Borough and township officials from All sections of Mckean county were present at the meeting and interest displayed demonstrated that Mckean county communities will take full advantage of Federal Aid for local building and Road construction projects. Special Council meeting a special meeting of the Borough Council will be held tonight to request Federal Aid for the following projects to build 1500 feet of new 18-Inch fewer in the rear of the Norman farm on East Street to provide a new outlet some distance downstream from the present outlet in potato Creek which has been condemned by state authorities. To clean up Hamlin Island Park and install playground equipment and to make repairs to Mccoy stadium. To get out sufficient crushed native Stone for the projected Macadam paving of Franklin Street and part of Green Street by the Borough. The Federal Aid program provides a wage scale of 41.20 per hour for skilled artisans and 50c per hour for unskilled Tabor. Harrisburg. Nov. 20.�?plans to put 185,488 men to work at once through immediate allocation of $3,150,000 of Federal civil works funds were announced today by Erie h. Biddle state administrator. Biddles announcement was made at a conference of county administrators municipal officers and others. The Money distributed to All counties for projects which will put men to work quickly is part of the states $30,000,000 share of Federal funds for this purpose. Within the next three months about 300,000 men will be at work at what Biddle characterized As Quot real wages at going discontinuance of All food orders for work Relief and Transfer to civil works projects of All persons now receiving such orders was announced by Biddle in his capacity of executive director of the state emergency Relief Board. The Relief orders will be continued he said until the first checks Are received. The program of the civil works administration contemplates Only necessary constructive work with a definite social and economic value and the civil works administration in Pennsylvania will take Over Only continued on Page 4, column 3 Democrat will appear Early next week ads must be in earlier the Democrat will be issued one Day earlier than usual next week owing to thanksgiving. A consequently advertising copy designed for that Issue must reach this office not later than tuesday noon nov. 29. A mrs. A. Specht passe1bey0nd mrs. Adelaide o. Specht widow of the late w. F. Specht and one of Smethport a most prominent and beloved ladies passed away at the family residence at King and Fulton streets saturday morning nov. 18 at 7 47 of clock following a three weeks illness. Mys Specht was first stricken with a severe cold which confined her to bed. An infection of one ear developed which caused septic poisoning. Two weeks ago thursday the patient suffered a severe sinking spell but rallied in a manner which caused the Hopes of her family and friends to revive for several Days. Last thursday her condition again became worse and failed steadily until the end. Mrs. Specht was the last surviving child of judge and mrs. We. Brownell Pioneer residents of Smethport her father was one of the leading merchants of Northwestern Pennsylvania in that Early Day and following his death her Brothers the late Fred and George Brownell carried on the Pioneer mercantile establishment for Many years until after the world War when Fred brow Nell sold the business and the venerable Brownell building has since been occupied by the w. F. Specht insurance Agency. Judge William brow Ell originally started his mercantile business in 1857 in a dwelling on the site of the present travel Erst club House on state Street which was also built by him later moving to the present Brownell building on main Street the Brownell family was one of the Tost illustrious of this entire Section the members being universally respected indeed loved by All. Four of the five children of the late judge William Shaw brow Nell and Octavia c. Howard Brownell died in the original main Street brow Nell i hurl murder charge at a Gen Smith s men Terzani defense com. Claims Khaki shirts Cuilty a general Quot Art Smith former Smethport and Crosby youth who As a Soldier of Fortune has fought in nearly every War and revolution that has occurred in the four Corners of the Globe since he ran away at the age of 12 to serve under Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1913. And who was lately the commander in chief of the Khaki shirts of America which were disbanded by Philadelphia police on the eve of a projected Quot March on Washington will play an important part in the trial of Athos Terzani charged with murder in new York. The Terzani defense committee of which Norman Thomas late socialist candidate for president is the head plans a vigorous defense for Terzani who was arrested for killing a Man at a Khaki shirt meeting in new York. Terzani a trial is scheduled for next monday. Nov. 27, and he will be defended by Arthur Garfield Hayes Harry Sacher Morris Shapiro a. S. Cutler. c. Weinfeld. Joseph Brodsky and Leo Pomerance. The defense will contend that the murder victim Anthony Fierro was actually shot by a member of the Khaki shirts while defending a Friend who was being ejected from the turbulent meeting presided Over by Smith. The Terzani defense committee has issued the following history of the Case in which it contends that responsibility for the Fierro murder rests with the Khaki shirts Quot Athos Terzani a clean Cut Young anti fascist. Is facing trial november 27 for the killing of his Comrade. Anthony Fierro a pre medical student in Long Island University. Fierro Wras shot Down while defending a Friend who was being ejected from a meet f. B. Grantier and c. M. Colegrove established old time sawing Mark j according to a letter received t by the editor of this newspaper from mrs. J. L. Raszmann of j Crosby announcement of the log j a sawing contest which was held at j the c. P. Haven farm near Smith port tuesday brought a flood of i reminiscence to her father f. B Grantier aged St prominent Norwich township Pioneer. The recent sawing contest recalled to or. Grantier a memory the time years ago when he and c. M. Colegrove a native of Cole Grove and for Nany years past a resident of Smethport and Mckean county Surveyor sawed one and one fourth cords of 8 in. Stove Wood in 171 minutes. Mir. Grantier rightly believes that was some Mark to shoot at and wonders if anyone now can beat the record or. Colegrove and himself established. Personally we doubt if they can. Believe Man was attacked ing of the fascist Khaki shirts of America in Astoria Queensborough. New York City on july 14. 1933. A had he been guilty Terzani would continued on Page 2, column 1 Square. Reclamation Engineer judge brow Nell died in 1900. George burned at Colegrove brow Nell his son. Born oct.1857, m a Stevens of Youngstown. O., a died dec. 18, 1904 Fred Brownell reclamation Engineer who has been born nov. 20, 1859, died april 26, 1922. Directing a Force of workmen in the there Are yet living Many old time j j0j, of removing residue from the big Hendrickson s movements have been it is now definitely established that William Hendrickson aged 40, of the Crosby Road who was found in an unconscious condition on the East Smethport Crosby Highway Early sunday morning nov. 12, was not hit by a state Highway dept Snow plow but was the victim of an assault. . Hendrickson is recovering satisfactorily in the Kane Community Hospital from a fractured Skull and terrible facial lacerations inflicted by a person or persons he refuses to identify. It is reported that the victim in formed officers that he would take care of the matter himself As soon As he recovers from his injuries. The supposition is that or. Hen Wasj Erickson became embroiled in an argument and was beaten with some kind of a heavy implement. The Man was found lying on the Road at 5 30 of clock in the morning by two Crosby motorists who rushed him to this Borough for first Aid after which he was taken to Kane in a critical condition. County detective j. J. Allison and members of the state Highway patrol stationed in Smethport who have been conducting an investigation of the mysterious affair state that or. Leona Hogarth stars in new Broadway play Leona Hogarth daughter of or. And mrs. L. K. Hogarth of King Street a talented Smethport girl who has attained stardom on the metropolitan stage will be featured in the feminine Lead in the new opus Quot growing pains a which will be presented by a distinguished cast of players. Quot growing pains Quot has its premiere at the ambassador theatre in new York tonight and the producers expect the play to enjoy a Long metropolitan run. Citizens who feel with Good cause j go storage tanks at the pump station that when one of the Brownell family of the National transit company at passes they endure a personal be-1 Colegrove was painfully burned bereavement. J h0t 0ii on the left leg last saturday Adelaide Octavia brow Neli was born in Smethport october to 1864. Olds Rod a gun club plans annual Deer Hunt the members of the Olds Rod amp gun club local sportsmen a organization held a meeting monday night and perfected plans for their annual Deer Hunt at the clubs Forest preserve near Smethport from dec. 1-15 inclusive. Daily meals at the Hunting Lodge will be served under the supervision of Clarence Vanschoik. Well known Bradford culinary expert. Halpenny s resignation As co. Relief head accepted at a meeting of the state emergency Relief Board held in Harrisburg last thursday the resignation of Mckean county commissioner w. H. A amp Penny of Smethport As head of the Mckean county Relief Board was accepted. . Halpenny tendered his resignation some time ago due to the press of other business. At this meeting of the state Board c. E. Waddingham of Bradford was named As acting Relief administrator of the District composed of Mckean Elk and Cameron counties. . Waddingham also replaces or. Halpenny As head of the Mckean county emergency Relief Board. The state Board allocated $1,621,250 in additional Grants for food clothing shoes medical Relief and the new Bureau of transients. The Relief Board allocated $500,000 for clothing $500,000 for shoes $50,000 for the Bureau of transients $157,750 in additional fuel Grants to counties. $313,500 in additional food Grants to counties and for medical Relief. She was married to we. F. Specht. Prominent local business Man and civic Leader May 15, 1889. To this Union a son and a daughter Frederick and Edna were born. This marriage was an Ideal one the Happy companionship being broken by or. Spechts death which occurred in 1930. Following or. Spechts death. Mrs. Specht and daughter miss Edna Specht took personal charge of the extensive business of the Specht insurance Agency and successfully conducted it for several years. For several months past her son Frederick Specht has also been associated with the business. Citizens of an earlier Day remember the departed lady As one of Smethport a most Beautiful and most popular daughters. A Noble wife and Mother a charitable Friend and generous solicitous neighbor she was beloved by a wide Circle of acquaintances. It mrs. Specht was a graduate of the old Smethport Academy and was an honorary member of the Smethport High school alumni Assn. She was one of the last surviving charter members of Phoenix chapter order of Eastern Star and was a valued member of the Smethport travellers club. She was a devout parishioner of St. Luke a episcopal Church. A she is survived by two children Frederick w. Specht and miss Edna Specht of Home and two grandchildren Edna and William Specht. She is also survived by five nephews How Ard brow Nell of Fairfield Conn., prof. We. Brownell of the faculty of Duke University Durham n.c., Robert brow Nell of Williamsport a. B. Corwin of Smethport and Harry c. Corwin of Ravenna. Ohio. Morning. . Stevens who is stopping at the residence of mrs. Mary Wallace East main Street Smethport came to this Borough where he was attended by or. W. A. r. W. Hilton gets Patent on charcoal car invention Washington. D. C., nov. 16.�?�?Taward of a Patent to Robert w. Hilton of Bradford pa., for his invention of an improved Quot charcoal car was announced by the u. S. Patent office. . Hilton listed four improvements Over current designs in charcoal cars and each is protected by the Patent which he has assigned to Mary Hilton also of Bradford. The Patent has been pending since Jan. 12. 1931. Red Cross Roll Call enters final week the local red Cross Roll Call is entering upon the last week and the committee in charge of the drive has made rapid Progress. Local citizens Are responding in their usual Liberal manner to Aid this worthy cause. The Money derived from the membership drive aids urgent local Relief cases. Join now successfully traced until about 4 00 of clock on the morning he was Hurt. E. D. Comes victim of ident sunday basketball is a local possibility the employees of the Quaker state refining co. Have organized a fast basketball quintet which will appear on the local court this season. It is planned to play a series of sunday afternoon Home games at the legion lyceum with a program of vaudeville acts Between halves. Bear Hunters out of Luck after a fair kill of native Black the funeral was held at St. Luke a Bear in nearby Forest last week a let episcopal Church tuesday morning at 10 30 of clock following services at the family residence at 10 00 a. In. The Rev. A e. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke a conducted the impressive episcopal service. The final rites were largely attended. Burial was made in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery. Bearers were e. G. Potter e. A. Studholme Edwin Lindholm Joseph Willson Lloyd Kohn and a. A quirk. Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were or. And mrs. Loomis Allen Alfred n. Y. . And mrs. Harry c. Corwin Ravenna Ohio Howard f. Brownell Fairfield Conn. Prof. And mrs. We. Brownell Duke University Durham n. . And mrs. Robert f. Brownell and children Mary Eliese and Bobbie of Williamsport a. Down in Luck of Hunters has been apparent this week. No kills have been reported so far. E. D. Comes prominent Farmer of the Burbank Road has been confined to his Home during the past week As a result of severe injuries which he suffered in falling Down a flight of porch Steps. The Accident occurred two weeks ago but or. Comes remained up and pursued his Busy Dairy farm duties up to wednesday of last week when his condition became so bad that he was compelled to go to bed. . R. E. Hoc Ken Berry of Smethport was summoned and found that or comes was suffering from a severe Chest injury and three fractured ribs. The patients condition was further menaced by an attack of pneumonia which developed saturday although it is now responding to treatment in an encouraging manner. . Comes is now reported As progressing towards recovery in a satisfactory manner. County commissioner and mrs. Anderson honoured county commissioner and mrs. Andy Anderson of port Allegany were j tendered a delightful birthday sur prise party by the officials and staff of the Mckean county court House j Smethport last thursday night. The party assembled at the residence of sheriff and mrs. Fred t. J Ludwick where a delicious Spaghetti supper was served covers being arranged for forty. Following the repast the party adjourned to the residence of miss Ruth Walker commissioners clerk on Green Street where cards and games were enjoyed. . And mrs. Anderson were presented with a Beautiful floor lamp. New chlorination Plant of local water co. May be used today special for Friday and saturday nov. 24-25 a one lot $16.00 dresses at $10.98 i. E. Gabriel. Adit Honse baked Ted s. Fruit cake at bras the extensive Job of installing the new Quot Pardeep Chlorinator is being completed by the Smethport water co. And the device May be placed in operation today it is understood. The Chlorinator is located on the Irons farm a Short distance below the Blacksmith Brook Reservoir of the water co. Workmen have made rapid Progress on the extensive work of Quot timing Tny the Large water Mains to form a Loop. A necessary procedure for the efficient functioning of the new apparatus. The a deep installation 4s said to be vastly better than the old method aay ii woe Trey chlorine was placed directly in the Waters of the Reservoir. It is predicted that there will be a marked improvement in the taste of water Here during the hot summer months although the old apparatus conformed in every respect to the regulations of the Pennsylvania department of health and samples of water taken at regular intervals have been consistently approved by the state laboratories. An important adjunct of the new chlorination device is the installation of an ammonia or at the Reservoir. It is explained that the minute Quantity of ammonia released in the water forms a tasteless chemical combination when it mixes with the chlorine. New Ostrander building ready for occupancy Corner drug store located in Beautiful new Home the resplendent new Corner drug store opened on monday and has been attracting most favourable comments from a multitude of visitors. . W. A. Ostrander has built a business place on the site of his building destroyed by the main Street fire last january which is modern in every detail and is unsurpassed in this Section. The drug store portion of the new building and or. Ostrander a Fine private suite of offices on the first floor on the same Side and the tap room in the rear Are the Only parts of the Structure open to Date considerable work remaining to be done on the other storeroom on the ground floor and on the second floor where eight offices and a Large apartment Are located. A Large Neon sign remains to be installed in front of the drug store. The exterior of the drug store is a thing of Beauty with modern show windows. The magnificent soda Fountain with Back bar of Vari coi ored inlaid Wood handsome mirrors and an Oil painting together with every modern facility for dispensing ice Cream sodas drinks of various kinds Etc., is a Delight to the Eye of every visitor. Combined with the Back bar is a refrigerated compartment for salads and cold meats ample storage space for pastries and a Large electric refrigerator. The combination soda and lunch counter has twelve stools. Display cases for tobaccos Candy and other goods Are the last word in Beauty and Utility. The shelves Are enclosed with sliding Glass doors an indirect lighting system from Silver fixtures combined with the White Walls and Selling gives plenty of illumination without Glare inlaid rubber blocks form the floor of the establishment. A Model Kitchen is provided in connection with the drug store proper. Nothing was spared to make the Kitchen sanitary even to the installation of a costly mechanical ventilator. The Grill room which is connected with the drug store by a Sheet hallway has seating accommodations for forty at tables and three Booths there Are also three Booths in the drug store. A rest room is provided in the basement of the Structure. The entire building la heated by steam from a Large boiler in the basement. The boiler is fired by an Oil Burner supplied from a 1000-gallon tank buried in the rear of the building. Copper pipes were used for the plumbing system throughout the building. Filtered water of Good taste and utmost purity is automatically pumped from a Well drilled almost 300 feet below the basement floor. Hardware on the doors of the drug store is chromium plated an unusual feature of Fine construction and by the Way. There Are 78 doors in the new building. It might be of interest to recall at this time that the new Ostrander building is too feet Long and 44 feet wide two stories High with fully excavated basement. The foundation is of massive native Stone. The Brick Structure is supported by a heavy steel framework. Provision was made in the plans of the Structure for use of half of the j Large basement for four Bowling a1-1 Leys. It is understood that these Al i Leys will be installed in the near fun j Ture by a number of local men who have formed an association for that purpose. The opening of the new Corner. Drug store this week recalls the fact that it is the direct successor of the oldest drug store not Only in Smith port but the entire county. The building destroyed by fire last january was erected in 1857 by Jabez Beckwith and used by him As a dry j goods and grocery store. This was the location chosen by the late or. S. W. Hogarth father of l. K Hogarth of King Street for Mckean county a Pioneer drug store operated under the name of Hogarth amp seems. A. B Armstrong operated the store for Many years and his Nephew l. K. Hogarth was employed As a clerk for some time before the latter conducted the establishment in his own name from 1895 until 1922, when it was purchased by or. Ostrander. The new Corner drug store is the second Structure to be built Here to replace the fire ruins. The first was the building erected by Chas. Infantino and opened some Cirrue ago. Local people Hope that the initiative taken by or. Ostrander and or. In Fantino will be followed by others and that the unsightly fire ruins will be covered by buildings. People who have not personally inspected the Comer drug store cannot fully realize the investment made by or. Ostrander on the strength of his Public spirit and Confidence in the future of Smethport. A Smethport closer to a a Pacific by mail than to a nearby Turtle Point a a Page or. Ripley a a Smethport is closer to the a a Fie coast about 2000 Miles away a a than to Turtle Point Only about a a 7 Miles in an air line according a a to the u. S. Mall service available. A a this Odd fact was brought to a a mind when a Democrat scribe was a a looking Over the new air mail map a a posted last week in the local a a Post office. A a for a surprisingly Small sum a a in postage you can Send a letter a a from Smethport to the Pacific a a coast and it will reach its Destin a a Atlon in about 36 hours at the a a most. A a on the other hand if you were a a to Send a letter to Turtle Point a a it would probably take at least a a 48 hours before it was delivered. A a it would be no use to place an a a air mile stamp on the envelope a a either. A a the letter Enro Ute to Turtle a a Point might go by Way of Kane a a to ride Way Emporium and port a a Allegany. In the latter town it a a would be further delayed. said a a letter could travel to Bradford a a Salamanca Olean Etc. A Drill in deep Well delayed the deep Gas Well of the Atlantic Seaboard Gas corporation on the Haywood tract at Melvindale a the first test of the Smethport Anticline of the Oriskany Sand Here has tapped the Onondaga Limestone formation which is the Cap of the producing Sand. The Drill had pierced the Limestone to a depth of 6 feet when operations were temporarily suspended due to the fact that the Muddy impassible condition of the Road leading to the Well made it impossible to haul heavy casing and equipment necessary to Complete the Well into the Sand to the scene of operations the Drill was stopped at a depth of 5073 feet. It is expected that the Oriskany Sand will be reached at a depth of 5125 feet death of Joseph Josephson Joseph Josephson aged 74, a Well known resident of Colegrove died at the Home of his Cousin Frank Stran Burg in that town on sunday. The deceased was born in Sweden on March 22, 1859, and came to America in 1887. He settled in Colegrove and had lived in this Vicinity for the past 47 years. Hie was an employee of the late n w Henemann during that time and continued in the employee of the Heinemann estate until three years ago. A a the fact that or. Josephson remained in one position during his Long residence in Colegrove testifies to his integrity and High moral character. He was esteemed by All who knew him. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Stranburg residence and burial was made in the Colegrove cemetery. Smethport bowlers to form Stock company to operate Bowling alleys at a meeting of Smethport bowlers held at the office of attorney e. G. Potter last Friday night plans were perfected to organize a Stock company to lease quarters in the new Ostrander building and install and operate four Public Bowling alleys. A committee composed of l in of Laughlin a. J. Hyatt and Edwin Kohn was delegated to secure necessary pledges of Stock subscriptions. Cracking Plant resumes the Dubbs cracking Plant of the Quaker state refinery at Farmers Valley resumed operations on monday after a Brief shut Down. Plant officials stated yesterday that suspension of activities was not caused by a shortage of crude Oil As had been reported. The refinery has All the crude it can use a readily available. Pennsyl a free delivery of freight starts next week the Pennsylvania railroad�?T3 free station to door delivery of freight will 3tart on Friday dec. I. M. H Kelly local drayman has been employed by the Railroad to perform this new service for patrons Here. Final game cancelled the last scheduled game of the Smethport High school football season with the risk juniors at Saltsburg pa., last saturday was cancelled by athletic authorities on account of Adverse weather conditions. Banks prepare to mail ghristmascui8 checks during the period Between december 4 and la. The Grange National Bank and the Hamlin Bank of Smethport will mail checks totalling nearly $20,000 to local members of their Christmas savings clubs. A total of $205,000 will be similarly distributed by the Banks of Mckean county towns to Christmas savings clubs members. This is equivalent to $3 74 for every Man woman and child of Mckean county s population. Three Bradford Banks the Bradford National commercial National and producers Bank amp Trust co will distribute checks totalling $108,000. In Kane the Kane Bank amp Trust co., the first National and the Kane Trust a savings will mail checks totalling $37,500. The it. Jewett National Bank the port Allegany first National and the Eldred first National will mail a total of $41,000 in Christmas checks

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