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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 12, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58russell r. Lindsley Smethport pa., thursday october 12, 1933 terms�?�2.oo per year. No. 41 music program in St. Elizabeth Athis evening for. Kean organist and vocal numbers for Public concert a rare musical treat in in store for residents of Smethport and Vicinity. A program of sacred music instrumental and vocal win be presented by a group of musicians from St. Bonaventure College Allegany n. Y., in St. Elizabeth a Church Smethport this thursday evening at 7 30 of clock. The Public is cordially invited to attend. The program will be Given for the Benefit of the St. Bonaventure department of music the rooms of which were destroyed by fire when Lynch Hall was struck by lightning last april. Free will offerings towards the completion of new quarters now in course of erection at the College will be gratefully received. For. Claude Kean o. F. M., director of music at St. Bonaventure will be Beard in a number of Organ solos. For. Kean who conducted the College glee club in a successful appearance Here two seasons ago is a Pupil of Niccola Montani Philadelphia and Wilhelm Middel Schulte Chicago. He is likewise a graduate of the Cincinnati conservatory of music having obtained his diploma from that Institute last june. Vocal solos will be rendered by or. Tom j. Insco a graduate of the Cincinnati College of music and for the past four seasons a prominent member of the civic opera association of that City. Or. Insco who has recently been appointed teacher of voice at St. Bonaventure College is said to possess a Tenor voice of unusual Beauty and strength. Other vocal selections will be presented by or. Walter Blankenship baritone and by a double male Quartetti selected from the thirty members of the St. Bonaventure Seminary choir under the direction of for. Kean. The program will contain the following Standard compositions l symphonic i movement in Widor for. Claude Kean o. F. H. Ave verum. Mozart or. Tom j. Insco ii pastorale Vierne for. Claude Kean. O. F. In. Fiat Lux. Dubois for. Claude Kean 0.<f. I. Pants angelic us. Franck or. Walter Blankenship Vii. Adoration. Borowsky for. Claude Kean. O. F. Chi. Offertory requiem mass Yon or. Insco and double Quartetti in. Finale sonata i Guilmant for. Claude Kean. O. F. M Benediction a o Salutario. Montani b Tantum Ergo. Verdu Essen postlude triumphal March Lemmens general Smith s army Quot starts ii bulletin Smith skips the Democrat had a Call from the Philadelphia Ledger this morning seeking information on Smith. He left his Headquarters via a window this morning leaving his army without a Leader just As it was ready to Start for Washington. General Art. Smith former Crosby Soldier of Fortune and a half million ? of his Khaki shirts of America were scheduled to Start a March on the Capitol at Washington from Philadelphia yesterday. Smiths avowed intention is to make president Roosevelt Quot fascist dictator of Smith offers his forces to the president As Quot Shock troops in the War against capitalism or something. The former Mckean county Man says that president Roosevelt has accepted his generous offers generous because at one time Smith had decided that he was the Man who should be dictator of the United states. Quot there will be More than 500,000 of my men in Washington not later than wednesday night a Smith said with his customary modesty. Quot the government will provide Beds and Campaign equipment for them. Officers of Smethport i. O. O. F. Lodge installed Roy l. Grandin District Deputy grand master of Bradford and his staff installed officers of the Smethport Odd Fellows Lodge at a meeting last Friday night those installed for the coming year were Noble grand Milton Wright. Vice grand Sherman Francisco. Recording Secretary a. L. Burdick. Financial Secretary a. G. Holder. Treasurer of. H. Biever. Past grand George Otto. Wardens a. N. Knapp. Conductor a. Johnston. Chaplain George Ross. R. S n. e. Carlson. L. S. N. Van sickle. R. S. V. Freeman l. S. V. Lemmler. R. S. . H. Wright. L. S. Taylor. Inner guard Adolph Johnson. Outer guard a. A. Herriman. Or. Holder who was again installed As financial Secretary at the meeting last Friday night has faithfully served in that position for Over 25 a lunch was served after the installation ceremonies. Mrs. Meus Keifer med 91, pusses away Here mrs. Adelia Beckwith Heifer aged 91, one of the oldest residents of this Section died Early last thursday morning following a Long illness caused by the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Heifer was born july la 1842, at Clermont a daughter of or. And mrs. Ransom Beckwith Pioneer settlers of this county. She came to Smethport with her family in 1855. They moved to Wilcox where they resided for a Short period returned to Smethport in 1858. Mrs Heifer had lived Here Ever since that Date. She married the late Charles Keifer of Smethport in 1870. Surviving Are three sons Dudley of Shreveport la. Marshall of Wichita Kansas and Norman of Smethport and one sister mrs. Mary King of Alberta Canada. Funeral services were held at the Home of George Schroth on Mechanic Street sunday afternoon at 2 00 of clock. Rev. John w. Kennedy pastor of the Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in the family plot in Rose huh cemetery. First of Era Road projects benefits of the recent Grant of Federal funds by the National recovery administration to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were Felt in Mckean county late yesterday afternoon when two additional Road improvement projects were authorized by the state department of highways. The Mckean county maintenance division will continue the paving of the Kinzua and Willow Creek roads which Are the first two scheduled under the new program. Two and one half Miles of Macadam Are added to the Kinzua Road and one and one fourth additional Miles will be built at once on the Willow Creek Road a Short Cut from Bradford to Jamestown n. A total of about 41 Miles remained to be paved on the Willow Creek Road before the Extension was announced. It is believed that several other Mckean county paving projects will be authorized using Era funds this fall. Local labor is Given employment on the work. Compile history of activities of Smethport canopus organization a history of the Smethport canopus club from the Date of organization in 1919 to 1933 was read by h. Rice at the regular dinner meeting held monday night at the colonial hotel. Members of the club expressed their appreciation for the data gathered by the special history committee and for accomplishments of the club in the past. The history will be brought up to Date and read again Early next year. Plans Are Well progressed for the Bush Hill potato club show to be held in connection with the next meeting. Monday evening oct. 23. Members of the canopus club and especially the sponsors of the potato club Are urged to attend the meeting when samples of the seasons crop will be displayed. A Large delegation is urged to attend the annual meeting of the Roosevelt Highway association in Wellsboro today. Of special interest to local people is the associations determination that the new Bush Hill cutoff of the Roosevelt route Between Smethport and port Allegany shall be paved with Concrete. A committee consisting of l. E. Munn Ralph Yerdon w. A. Ross and c. W. Lillibridge was named to attend the next meeting of the Borough Council and ascertain what action has been or will be taken in regard to the present rate and service controversy Between the Borough and the Smethport water co. The attendance prize donated by h. H. Redfield was won by he. Rice. Infantile paralysis Case reported in Clermont it was reported yesterday that a 5-year-old girl of the Duttry family Clermont is suffering from infantile paralysis. The diagnosis will be definitely verified today. Or. Burg Chadwick of Smethport is the attending physician. The dread malady has now appeared in its usual incomprehensible fashion in three widely separated places in the county. Cases had previously been reported in Coryville and Bradford. Mrs. H. L. Hockenberry to head local red Cross drive mrs. He l. Huckenberry of Green Street was named chairman of the annual Roll Call of Smethport chapter american red Cross at a meeting of the chapter held monday night the Roll Call starts on armistice Day nov. La and ends on thanksgiving nov. 30. Mrs. Hockenberry will name assistants to work in Smethport and the surrounding District in charge of the local red Cross. Game commission modifies a a stagger plan to permit six Day Hunt of rabbits sky top pa., oct. 7.�?Hunting of Small game in Pennsylvania will be permitted six Days a week this season the state game commission decided at a special meeting Here. The season opens on nov. I. However the a a stagger system still prevails for ring neck pheasants ruffed grouse Virginia Partridge blackbirds and hares. Previously the commission had adopted a Quot stagger plan for the Hunting of rabbits and squirrels which permitted Hunting on certain Days of the week Only. The commission made a careful study of the game Supply in the state which prompted the change. The full quota of rabbits can be obtained from exporting states the commission Learned w. S. Shaffer assistant Secretary of the commission said reports on the game Supply last july had necessitated adoption of the Quot stagger plan. Red Grey and Black squirrels in addition to rabbits May be hunted every Day during the Small game season with the exception of sunday. The bag limit however remains unchanged. Three More counties a Lycoming Clearfield and Jefferson were added to those already closed for wild turkeys the commission announced. Perry county which was closed for wild Turkey last year was opened this year. Hunters Are advised to disregard All inconsistent information printed on Hunting licenses according to a statement by the game commission. Following is the official Hunting schedule released after the meeting last week sept. I to nov. 30�?rails and Gallinule 15 per Day unlimited for season. Oct. 16 to nov. 30�?snipe, Wilson or Jack 20 per Day unlimited for season. Oct. 15 to nov. 14�?woodcock limit Possession 12 4 per Day 20 for the season. Oct. 16 to dec. 15�?wild ducks limit Possession 24 12 per Day 60 for the season. Oct. 16 to dec. 15�?wild geese limit Possession 8 4 per Day 30 for the season. Oct. 16 to dec. 15�?coots mud hens 25 per Day season unlimited. Nov. I�?2�?6�?7�?io�?ll�?16�?17�?18�? 20�?21�?22 �?27�?28�?29�?30 a wild turkeys i per Day i per season ring neck pheasants males only2 per Day 6 during season ruffed grouse 2 per Day 12 for season Virginia Partridge commonly called Quail Valley Quail combined kinds 6 per Day. 24 for season blackbirds unlimited per Day or season hares Snowshoe or varying 3 per Day 15 for season. Nov. I to nov. 30�?rabbits cottontail5 per Day 30 during season. Nov. I to nov. 30�?squirrels, Gray Black and Fox combined kinds6 per Day 20 during season nov. I 1933 to aug 15. 1934�?squirrels, red unlimited number per Day or for season. No open season on hungarian partridges or Reeves pheasants. Nov. I to feb 28. 1934 a Mink opossum. Skunk and Otter no bag limits for Day or season. Dec. I to feb. 28, 1934�? muskrats no bag limits for Day or season. Nov. I to dec. 31�?raccoons by individual or Hunting party 3 per Day to during season. March i 1934 to april to. 1934-Beaver 6 per Day 6 during season special regulations cover the taking of Beaver and will be published in the future. No one should take these animals without being thoroughly familiar with the regulations. Nov. To to nov. 30�?bear Over one year old individual Hunters i per Day and season Hunting parties 3 per Day and season. Dec. I to dec. 15�?deer, male with two or More Points to one Antler individual Hunters. I per Day and season Hunting parties 6 per Day and season. No open season on Antler less Deer and Elk see Beauty of Penn s Woods Harrisburg oct. is the time of year to see Pennis Woods in All the glory of their autumnal coloration a said John w. Keller Deputy Secretary of the department of forests and Waters today. Quot Beautiful at any time our Pennsylvania forests in the autumn have charms that Are unsurpassed and afford Scenic views which once seen will Long be the coloration of the forests in the Northern tier counties is about 50 per cent advanced and is moving southward at a rapid rate said Keller. The coloration will be at its height in the Southern part of the state during the next two weeks. It is expected. Trees whose foliage assume red Scarlet or Orange tints in the fall Are red and sugar Maple Black gum Dogwood sumac Sassafras june Berry and Scarlet and White Oaks. Those whose leaves turn to yellows of varied shades Are Tulip tree Hickory Locust Birch and Beech. The phenomenon of the autumnal coloration was once thought to have been caused by Frost. It is now known that Early Frost May help but does not cause it. Plant physiologists claim that autumnal coloration is caused by a Check to the vitality of the leaves when the manufacture of chlorophyll which gives them their Green color ceases with the waning vitality of the tree. The Green fades and makes Way for other colors present or to be formed later by the minerals and other chemical substances in the leaves. Three furnished rooms for single lady or couple. Telephone 130. And $500,000 loss in Warren fire Warren oct. which raged for four hours before being brought under control today destroyed the new process company Plant Here causing damage estimated at $500,000 and throwing several Hundred pm Plyes out of work. Firemen from Warren and Jamestown n. Y., battled the flames but were unable to save any of the concerns buildings in the path of the Blaze. The Plant covers almost a full Block. The fire was discovered by Owen Driscoll night watchman in the basement of the main building shortly before Daybreak this morning. Driscoll said he believed the fire started near a Furnace. Attempts by the watchman to extinguish the Blaze with chemicals proved fruitless and he summoned the fire department. By that time the flames had gained considerable headway and firemen were unable to prevent them from spreading to the other buildings of the Plant one Structure a new building located in the Block Back of the Plant was Only damaged by water when heat from the fire set off the automatic sprinkler system Moon was Good but lights bad Marvindale Well report drillers were fishing for tools at a depth of 5004 feet at the deep test Gas Well of the Atlantic Seaboard co. At Marvindale yesterday afternoon. Hard Luck has prevailed at the Well for the past several weeks. First there was delay caused by Cave ins and last week a pocket of Gas was encountered which blew the tools out of the Hole. It is expected that the Onondaga Lime which Caps the Oriskany Sand on the Smethport Anticline will be encountered at about 5125 feet on this location. The Oriskany Sand is believed to be 5500 feet below the surface of the ground. Pun for banquet of the y0un6 Republican glob Albert Johnson of Smethport chairman of the Mckean county Young Republican club announced last night that plans Are Well under Way for a banquet and rally of the organization to be held at the hotel Emery Bradford Friday evening oct. 20, at 6 30 of clock general Edward Martin of Harrisburg state g. O. P. Chairman and Chas. W. Carroll of Philadelphia state chairman of the Young republicans have already accepted invitations to attend the banquet and address the meeting. Invitations have also been tendered congressman Robert f. Rich auditor general Frank Baldwin state senator g. Mason Owlett and other prominent republicans but acceptances have not yet been received. Or. Johnson predicts that there will be at least 250 persons in attendance at the event. Lady Lurk failed Saul Harris alleged St. Marys Bootlegger last saturday night. Or Harris was driving through Farmers Valley while Corporal Roger Pflugfelder and patrolman Johnston of the Smethport substation state Highway patrol were engaged in checking defective headlights. Or. Harris was visibly reluctant to Stop when signalled by the officers. They inspected his car and found several gallon cans of alleged alcohol. The St. Marys Man did not have a Drivers License and this oversight set him Back $10.00 and costs at a hearing before Justice of the peace Claude Heath in Smethport. The prisoner was then turned Over to county detective j. Allison who charged him with illegal Possession and transportation of intoxicating liquor. Another hearing was held before judge Heath on tuesday and or. Harris was held for the next term of Mckean county criminal court under $1500 Bond. Unable to furnish this sum. The St. Marys Man now languishes in the Mckean county Bastile. Safe blown in Rixford store yes men believed to be professionals blew open a Safe in Burdick Bros store at Rixford tuesday night and made a clean getaway Aith $20 in Cash $100 in checks and valuable papers. Although there was a Large Quantity of assorted merchandise in the store the proprietors after a Check up found Only one jacket missing in addition to the contents of the Safe. The eggs gained Entrance to the store through the rear. They used Nitro Glycerine to blow the door from the Safe the a found being deadened by a pile of wearing apparel. The marauders evidently wore gloves while at work in the store and no Finger prints could be found. County detective j. Allison of Smethport is investigating the robbery. He stated yesterday that there May be some connection with two similar occurrences in Corry and Marienville Over the week end. Although two suspects Are under arrest in Buffalo. The Only clue is that there were three strangers in Rixford the night of the robbery. These men asked directions from several persons none of whom could Given a description of the car occupied by the men or other details which would have been of a sit Sance to authorities. Bell Telephone team demonstrates first Aid members of the Smethport fire department witnessed the finest first Aid demonstration Ever Given Here at their regular meeting last thursday night. The efficient first Aid Crew of the Bell Telephone co. From Bradford consisting of i j. Mcarthur Captain j. A. Johnson c. L. Mathers Joe Eggleston and Walter Wolfe showed the latest approved methods of resuscitation and first Aid for various types of injuries. Joseph Wichlin of , first Aid director of the Bell Telephone co., attended the meeting. Various phases of the demonstration were explained by Frank Smith of Bradford. Members of the local fire department who have been studying first Aid for some time were amazed at the Speed and efficiency displayed by the Bradford Bell team. The exhibition was made possible by efforts of r. C. Poppleton of Smethport an employee of the Bell Telephone co., who is a member of the local department. V. F. W. Elects officers officers for the coming year were elected at a meeting of Mckean Post veterans of foreign wars held at the legion lyceum last thursday night. Among those chosen were commander Roy Thomas. Senior vice commander a George Stickles. Quartermaster Iroe Tishier Clermont the state v. F. W. Commander has appointed Cecil Reynolds retiring head of the local Post Deputy chief of staff of the department of Pennsylvania. Refreshments were served after the business meeting last thursday night and a program was enjoyed by the veterans. District state Highway Engineer Here today in regard to local paving w. Carroll District state Highway Engineer of Clearfield is expected to come to Smethport today to inspect the boroughs proposed paving project on Franklin Street Between main and Green streets. Approval of the state Highway department is necessary because the Borough has applied for county Aid in the paving. The county Money is returned by the state from gasoline tax collections. Post office closes Early the Smethport Post office is now being closed at 6 00 p. Rn., instead of 7 00 p. In. Mall to be sent out in the evening must be in the office not later than 5 40 of clock. Rev. Kennedy ordained at ceremony tuesday ni6ht Rev. John w. Kennedy pastor of the Smethport Baptist Church was ordained to the ministry of that denomination at impressive ceremonies Here tuesday evening. Rev. Or. A. Frank Houser pastor of the first Baptist Church. Olean preached a Brilliant ordination Sermon on the text Quot what think be of Christ a he pointed out that Man alone had the capacity for thought and to him was forced the issues what he thought of the person and work of Jesus. Rev. Kennedy was examined by the Council of the District Baptist churches preceding the ordination. A number of out of town ministers were in attendance. Rev. H. L. Spangler pastor of the Smethport methodist episcopal Church Rev. E. Hall Mertz pastor emeritus of the swedish Mission Church and Rev. O. Molinder of port Allegany pastor of the swedish Mission Church were guests. A banquet was served in the dining Hall of the Church for guests at the ordination services Edgar Strong Deacon of the Church was celebrating his birthday anniversary on the Day of the ordination services and during the banquet or. Strong was presented with a Large potato neatly wrapped. This Little Epi Side caused considerable merriment among the guests at the banquet. Bandits Given stiff sentences in court Here father of one in contempt for bothering a juror James Dell 28 Joseph Martin 28 Dominic Thomasula 29, and Thomas Rose alias Ozzio 24, Buffalo Bandit who attempted to stage a hold up at Longview inn near Kane a month ago were sentenced at the final session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport last saturday morning. All were found guilty of robbery by a jury late Friday. Dell and Martin were also found guilty of charges of assault and Battery. Judge j. W. Bouton sentenced each to a Fine of $1,000 and serve from ten to Twenty years in the Penitentiary. John Ozzio of Patterson n. J., the father of Thomas was arrested by county detective j. Allison on Friday for attempting to tamper with the jury in behalf of hts son. It is said that Ozzio was following John Gillen of Bush Hill a member of the jury. The elder Ozzio was fined $1 0 for contempt of court and lodged in the county jail fending payment. It is said that All four bandits have Long criminal records Thomasula being arrested 15 times. They Are wanted in new Jersey for robbery assault with deadly weapons and kidnapping. One of the men is alleged to have shot a Finger from the upraised hand of one of his victims. Just to show How Tough he was. The bad men met their Waterloo when they picked Longview inn to stage a robbery. One was nearly beaten to death in a fight with the proprietor and his wife. The prosecution wove a masterful Deb of evidence around the prisoners. Their strongest Alibi was the difference in License plates on the car in which they were captured in the Woods near Kane and the one seen at the inn. This was spiked when a c. C. C. Recruit testified in court that he had not Only found the missing set of License plates in the Woods near the Point where the car was hidden but had also recovered a revolver both carefully secreted. The bandits had changed License plates in an attempt to elude officers other cases disposed of several other cases were disposed of when the october term closed last week. John Fitch who pleaded guilty to passing a fraudulent Check was paroled for a year and sentence suspended. Frank Enty pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was placed on probation for one year ordered to costs and $50 to the probation officer. James Oviatt who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated was Given the same sentence As Enty. John Dickerson pleading guilty to violation of the motor code was also Given an identical sentence. Joseph Gilligan and Frank Peres pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and Battery. Gilligan was fined $200 and ordered to the costs. Perez was fined $200, ordered to costs and spend six months in the county jail. The pair is alleged to have assaulted a Bradford Man during a Parade of a circus of which they were employees. A jury acquitted Henry Peterson of charges of driving while intoxicated and costs of the Case were placed on the county. Leonard Carmella charged with operating a motor vehicle after his License had been revoked was discharged and costs were placed on the county. Funeral of Fred Younglove funeral services for Frederick Herman Younglove aged 60, who was found dead at his Home on Forest Avenue wednesday evening of last week were held at the family Home saturday afternoon at 2 00 of clock. Rev. John w. Kennedy pastor of the Smethport Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in the Clermont cemetery. Or. Younglove was born nov. 13, 1872, at costello a. He was a Blacksmith by Trade and had Many friends throughout this Section. He conducted a shop at Norwich during the lumbering Boom and later was located in Betula. He came to Smethport seven years ago to engage in the garage business being forced to retire three years ago on account of poor health. The Well known local Man was found dead in a chair at his Home by a. B. Teed a neighbor. It is believed that or. Younglove had been dead about six hours before being found. Death was caused by a heart attack. Or. Younglove was alone at the time his wife being in Erie on a visit. Surviving Are his widow. Mrs. Anna Younglove and two Brothers Herbert Younglove of Middleport n. Y., and Lavan Younglove of Lockport n. Betula girl did not have typhoid fever it was reported last week that Roma. 9-year-old daughter of or. And mrs. Floyd Rifle of Betula was suffering from typhoid fever. It later developed that the child a illness was not typhoid although the symptoms of the less dangerous illness were quite similar

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