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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 7, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russellr Lindsley publisher Smethport pa., thursday september 7, 1933 terms�?$2.00 per year. No. 36 county fair attracts huge Crowdis daily ends today with numerous special features despite every Handicap that old Jup Pluvus could impose the 29th annual Mckean county fair and races opened on scheduled time monday afternoon at the fair grounds in Smethport when sullen Clouds cleared obediently to Blue skies and hag been in Progress Day and night Ever since. The exposition to Date has been unusually successful both in Point of general excellence and huge daily attendance. The fair closes today with a Fine program of harness racing listed a 2 20 Trot and a 2 24 Pace also a half mile running race. Tonight. In addition to the big free circus program and fireworks spectacle. There will be a huge military demonstration featuring a veterans drum and Bugle corps competitive Drill. Service men wearing organization Caps or bearing other Plain insignia will be admitted free today or tonight. The opening of the fair on monday was preceded by one of the most terrific steady rainstorms on record which lasted throughout saturday night sunday and sunday night doing great damage to the grounds. When skies cleared monday morning the fair grounds presented aspects of a sea of mud and chances for presentation of the gala labor Day program seemed Remote indeed. But the wizardry of r. W Hilton president of the fair association manifested itself and in some miraculous manner the race track was prepared in time for the afternoon races. With Clear skies a crowd of record breaking size filled the grounds monday afternoon and evening. The Muddy grounds presented a problem and Many automobiles were mired in parking but with Quick initiative the management provided a heavy team of horses at the bad spots and pulled cars to solid ground. All w As done without confusion. With perfect weather conditions prevailing Ever since the crowds to Date have surpassed All previous records. Tuesday school Day. Brought a huge throng and yesterday s attendance w As better than average with prospects for another record breaker today. The outstanding excellence of this years fair in Point of racing programs exhibits wonderful free attractions etc., warrants this business. The fair is its own advertisement. If anyone attended the exposition expecting to find it operating on a depression basis they must have received a pleasant Surprise. Exhibits of livestock horses cattle Swine poultry etc., Are fully up to Standard w Hile the display in the exhibit Hall is one of the finest that has Ever been seen in this Section a new department this year replaces a number of obsolete ones of the past a the Home economics department. This beautifully arranged exhibit under the grandstand is alone Worth the Price of admission in regard to interest and attractiveness of its displays representing every phase of household activity. It was prepared under the supervision of miss Bertha Friery state College expert and miss Genevieve Kelly of Smethport. Other exhibits include Industrial and business displays and the annual showing of the work of county school children All Are excellent. The horse show on tuesday and wednesday was the Best and largest in fair history. The racing programs daily including harness races and a running race have been unusually Good. The night fair with a big circus program band concert and fireworks display is drawing huge throngs. The Midway this year is one of the largest and most interesting in years with Many Riding devices and show s of excellence. The Smethport band is furnishing the Day and night musical programs. The free acts Are the Best Ever witnessed at a county fair of this size. The expressions of Praise and the enthusiastic applause of the thousands who attend the fair attests that the unusual outlay in bringing the wonderful group of performers to this meet is fully warranted. The free act program starts with bubbles Ricardo a Diana of the air who presents a thrilling Cloud swing on a High strand of rope. Los Castillos a Young Hercules and a Beautiful Young woman hailing from the Argentine present feats of Grace and amazing stretch. The great Ricardo does a breathtaking balancing act on a High trapeze. Snyder a bears which walk on stilts climb stairs on their front paws ride bicycles and roller skate Are a great hit of the performance. The three Ricardos present an unusual trapeze offering. The Peerless potters a group of five Young men human Birds present a sensational casting and return act from a High rigging hurling each other through High space with amazing abandon. Larson wins Marathon Ray Larson of Kane won the five mile Marathon race Here tuesday beating the defending Champion Vance Kohler of Bradford who holds continued on last Page col. I features for thursday closing Day of the fair fast harness racing purse 2 20 Trot .$200.00 2 24 Pace. 200.00 baby show with Liberal Cash awards. Free acts in afternoon and eve ening. A Bio military program in evening feat Ming drum corps drills. Premium paid from 1 00 to 6 00 p. In. A Parade of Premium Stock at one of clock in the afternoon. A veterans of All wars wearing conspicuous insignia admitted free at Gate. Mardi gras night on the big Midway. Big final fireworks spectacle featuring Era set piece. Attorney Apple died last night John n. Apple aged 81, Veteran Smethport attorney passed away at his Home on West King Street this morning at 2 45 o clock following an Hines of Over six months. Attorney Apple was stricken last March and his office on main Street a been closed since that time. He recovered somewhat during the summer and was Able to be about the House. He suffered a relapse recently and grew steadily weaker until the end. The prominent and highly esteemed local lawyer was the third oldest member of the Mckean county bar association in Point of admittance. He was admitted to the bar on sept. 25. 1882. Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary last year. James George of Bradford was admitted to the local bar on feb. 22. 1879. And w. E. Burdick also of Bradford a admitted dec. 17, 1879. Attorney Apple was Boro dec. 16. 1851, at Saegertown. Crawford county. Pa., a son of Barnabas and Mary Stem Apple prominent residents of that town. He graduated from the Law school of Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster. Pa., coming to Smethport to practice Law in 1882. He was Active until last february. Or. Apple had a Fine Legal mind and was a gentleman who adhered strictly to the finest ethics of his profess a Ion he had a kindly personality and i possessed a multitude of friends in i this Section who will be saddened to learn of his passing. Surviving Are his widow and five children. Mrs. Ralph of Connor and attorney Robert Apple of Smethport miss Dorothy Apple of Niagara Falls. Paul Apple of Ridgway and John Apple of Clearfield All of the children were Home when their father passed away. Tentative plans for the funeral Call for services to be held at St. Elizabeth a Church saturday morning at nine of clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in St. Elizabeth a cemetery. Funeral of a. A thamm funeral services for Arthur m thamm. Former Well known Smethport Printer were held at the family Home in Bradford last thursday afternoon at 1 30 of clock. The Rev Henry s. Sizer. Jr., Rector of the Church of the ascension Bradford officiated burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery this Borough with the Smethport Odd Fellows Lodge in charge of the commitment services. Pallbearers were Oscar Peart Robert Smith j John Polley f. Devere Hickok John i Bogart and m. J. Kellogg the latter Foreman of the Star record compos ing room where or. Thamm had been employed As a Linotype operator for the past 25 years. Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral services were mrs. Jack Summersgill Millville. N. J. Mrs. Harry Hiles. Ocean View. N. J. Mrs. Leroy Hiles. Wildwood n. J. Mrs. Amelia Woodruff miss Shattuck and mrs. Butler. East Aurora n. Y. Or. And mrs. Frank Stewart. Miss Ada Sisson and George Wyandt Buffalo or. And mrs. David Jennings North Collins n y. Mrs. Rose Pratt mrs. Jane Palmer mrs. Enos h. Southwick and mrs. George Mitchell All of Smethport. Council meeting postponed the regular september meeting of the Smethport Borough Council has been postponed until next monday night due to the fact that the labor Day Holiday came last monday. Announce oenning Andrusic wedding in new York City mrs. Mary Denning of West main Street announces the marriage of her son. Gerald Denning of new York City a former Well known local Young Man and miss Stella m. Andrusic of new York. The ceremony was performed in new York on saturday August 19. Or. And mrs. Denning have taken up their residence at 3224 grand concourse Bronx n. Y. C. Or. Denning graduated from Smethport High school with the class of 1923. He holds a splendid position As manager of an office of the household 1 finance corporation in new Man fatally Hurt in crash her Accident occurred at Kincs Corners Early saturday Frank Pearsall aged 23. Of Emporium was fatally injured Between 2.00 and 3 00 of clock last saturday morning when his Ford roadster was wrecked at Kings Corners in East Smethport. Pearsall was rushed to the office of or. R. S. Minerd in Smethport by another Motorist where he died at 3 20 o clock about forty minutes after the distressing mishap. The victim suffered a fractured Skull crushed Chest and numerous cuts and brasses. Lawrence English and Walter Klock of Emporium and Steve Duncan of Simerville who were passengers in Pearsall a car a Ford roadster escape de from the crash uninjured. The party was Enro Ute from Emporium to Olean where they planned to spend the week end. There was an exceptionally heavy fog Friday night and saturday morning and or Pearsall failed to properly negotiate the Sharp left turn at the East Smethport intersection his car crashing against a Bank on the property of Peter Fay and turning Over. B. V. Johnson a member of the state Highway patrol stationed in Smethport and Coroner Vav. Allen of Bradford investigated the fatality. Or. Pearsall was a prominent and highly esteemed resident of Emporium and his tragic death is sincerely mourned by a wide Circle of friends. He graduated from Emporium High school with the class of 1928 and was an employee of the Sylvania corporation. Surviving or. Pearsall Are his Mother and a sister mrs. Ruth Lyons who reside in Emporium and a brother Robert Pearsall of porkers caused trouble interesting court cases Carl h. Yetzer former chief of police of St. Marys and Theodore Kallas also of St. Marys will be sentenced by judge Robert Lewis Nof Potter county on october 16 for extortion according to a ruling of judge j. W Bouton in Mckean county court on tuesday. Defense counsel for messes. Yetzer and Kallas failed to file reasons for a new trial. Following conviction of Yetzer and Kallas at the june term of Mckean county criminal court defense counsel entered a plea for a new trial listing the following reasons because the verdict was against the evidence because the verdict was against the weight of the evidence and because the verdict was against the Law. When defense counsel failed to substantiate the claims the plea for a new trial was automatically discharged. At the trial in june it was charged that Yetzer with Kallas and Markus Kalabukas also of St. Marys unlawfully secured $1,600 from Christ to Rotas St. Marys restaurant proprietor. Korotas claimed that he was forced to withdraw the Money from the Kane Bank and Trust co. And turn it Over to the Trio. Kalabukas was freed because of Lack of sufficient evidence. Showgirl wants divorce set aside another interesting Case which was heard by the court tuesday was the plea of mrs. Mildred Gethins Goodman Broadway showgirl who sought to have the divorce decree obtained by her husband. Gerard Goodman of Bradford set aside married in Betterton md., in 1931, mrs. Goodman testified that her husband of less than two weeks was called to Bradford by illness in his family and never returned to her. He secured a divorce in Mckean county court in 1932 mrs. Goodman declared that the a cruel and barbarous treatment used by her husband As grounds for asking for the divorce occurred while he was in Bradford and she was in new York. Counsel for mrs. Goodman included Griffith a Herold of Bradford. Howard Newman of new York and Edward Friedman of Punxsutawney a member of Chaa. J. Margiotti a staff. Wilson a Fitz?1bbon of Bradford represented mrs. Goodman judge Bouton reserved his decision in the Case for the time being. Mrs. Goodman is a former follies Beauty and has held important spots in leading musical shows. She was understudy to Helen Morgan when she met Goodman who was employed As electrician by the same show. Pigs is probably still pigs but they Are a headache to the Legal staff of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The following port Allegany dispatch of monday did not begin to Tell the sad Story a main line traffic on the Pennsylvania was tied up for five hours this morning when several cars including two cars of pigs were derailed. There were no injuries reported. The Accident occurred at Keating Summit at 7 15 a. In. Piling up after one car in the train had jumped the rails the cars blocked the line until wreckers were Able to repair the damaged tracks. The train was it will be noted that this news dispatch tells of the trials and tribulations of the Pennsy wrecking Crews but fails to give any information concerning the Fate of the porkers who were scattered Over the Countryside after the wreck and thereby hangs a Tail dozens of curly ones the other end of which were snouts and in Between the two Nice fat and formerly contented porkers probably blissfully unconscious of the fact it hat they were Enro Ute to the Slaughter House a or so it is presumed. Attorney e. G. Potter of Smethport supplies the information which embellishes the Brief news Flash. A Farmer living near Keating Summit rounded up the frightened porkers and drove them into an enclosure on his property. It developed that this country gentleman had a claim for damage alleged to have been caused by a locomotive setting a fire on his property pending against the Pennsylvania Railroad the Brilliant idea struck the temporary custodian of the pigs that he could hold them As hostages for Ransom. So to speak and kill two Birds with one Stone. He would Force the Pennsy to the fire damage claim and damages caused by the pigs running Over his property added to their Board at the same time. However this Brilliant inspiration mis Fred when the Legal staff of the Pennsy. Offering to a substantial sum for the pigs depredations but refusing to be stampeded into settling the fire claim at the same time went into a huddle Over the ancient Pennsylvania Quot stray animal Law. They discovered that they could Send guards to the Farmer s property to watch Over the pigs. When to turn them Over and he would have to foot the Bill for policing the porkers this was indeed bad news to the Farmer who decided it was better to take the Money offered in the meantime one of the Farmers neighbors also had a Brilliant thought he. Too. Had a claim for fire damage so he surreptitiously appropriated four or five of the Pennsyl a porcine wreck refugees from Farmer number one with the intention of holding them for Ransom. Faced with threat of arrest for larceny Farmer number two had a sudden change of heart it appears that there were other things crooked about this business aside from the pigs tails. Ask the Pennsy attorneys who Are still exhausted after Labouring to straighten things . L. Holmes passed away last night transfusions fail to save prominent Man s Lif Pennsy crude Oil gets i of boost Marvindale Well report the deep test Gas Well of the Atlantic Seaboard co. On the Field farm at nearby Marvindale was drilling at 4300 feet yesterday. Soft formation which caves has been encountered and has slowed up drilling to a certain extent. Geologists estimate that it will be necessary to Drill 5500 feet to hit the Oriskany Sand Here. Barring accidents the Well will be completed in a Short time. Gas from shallow Sands is being used for fuel and Light at the Well but 50,000 feet in going to waste daily. Borough ind township schools open for term the Smethport Borough schools opened yesterday for the 1933-34 term with an enrolment about the same As the Large number who attended last year. Principal Stanley Bright stated last night that no tabulation of pupils by classes had been attempted but he estimated that there were Between 210 and 215 students enrolled in the High school. In presenting the High school faculty last week the Democrat accidentally omitted the name of miss Emma Tretton teacher of history and English. 4 Keating schools open All of the Keating township schools also opened for the 1933-34 term yesterday morning. Supervising principal Sherman v. Francisco states that the enrolment at the Cyclone consolidated school is the largest in history. 215 pupils were registered yesterday compared to 185 last year. It is predicted that the enrolment of pupils generally in Keating township will be larger than last year when the Complete tabulation is made. The new running schedule of Keating township school buses worked out satisfactorily in the first trial yesterday. Patients at Kane Hospital Marshall Anderson son of county recorder and mrs. A. R Anderson of Clermont underwent an operation at the Kane Community Hospital yesterday. His condition is reported As Good miss Naomi Gaskin of Smethport underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Kane Community Hospital this morning. Vets May enrol for c. C. C. Mckean county veterans May enrol until sept. 25 at the veterans Bureau. 4 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh for service with the civilian conserva inn corns Franklin Leroy Holmes aged 70, prominent Smethport manufacturer died at the Kane Community Hospital last evening shortly before 6 00 of clock. I. Holmes lost a Gallant fight to survive after submitting to an emergency operation at the Hospital two weeks ago tonight. The Smethport Man had been in ill health for some time past and was a patient in the1 Kane Hospital for a period of two weeks last july he returned to his Home Here and was again Active in his Many business affairs but did not improve satisfactorily. He was stricken with a severe attack of illness thursday afternoon. August 31. While motoring to Eldred he was attended by or Huff in the latter town and was then brought Back Home in an ambulance. Later in the same Day he was taken to the i Kane Community Hospital where an j emergency operation was performed j by or. W Blair Mosser head surgeon of the Hospital and or. R. E Hockenberry of Smethport. Or. Holmes rallied from the serious operation and appeared to improve slowly for a few Days. Last sunday there was a noticeable change for the worse in his condition and he grew steadily weaker a number of local men volunteered to give blood for transfusion in a last desperate Effort to revive the flickering spark of life. One transfusion was Given tuesday morning and another yesterday morning but to no Avail. Friends in Smethport although fully aware of or Holmes critical condition Ever since the operation had hoped that his splendid fighting spirit might Triumph. They were saddened when news was received of his passing the body of or Holmes was brought i to the Home of or and mrs. Harry Rubin of King Street this morning i Franklin Leroy Holmes known i familiarly As Quot Roy a Holmes by a multitude of acquaintances in Smethport j and throughout this Section was born june to 1863, at Selinsgrove pa., a son of the late Wells and Rebecca j Holmes. He was educated in the pub i lie schools of Selinsgrove. On april 13, 1887, he was United in i marriage to miss Georgia Hulett of Rochester n. A. In the latter City. Or and mrs Holmes came to j Smethport about forty years ago j and the former became an executive of the old Smethport extract co. On March i. 1894. In partnership i with the late Alba j Gilfillan. Or Holmes formed the firm of Holmes a Gilman. The company did a whole j Sale and retail business in lumber i and builders supplies. The Enterprise j flourished under the capable management of messes. Holmes and Gilfillan. The y ear 1907 was another important Milestone in the career of the j subject of this sketch marking As it j did the end of the epochal Battle Between Holmes a Gilfillan and the late j. Clayton Backus of Smethport on one Side and the powerful Bruns Wick Balke Callender co. On the other or Backus had invented his famous automatic pin setters for Bowling continued on last Page col. 8 a. Bradford sept. 7.�?the Outlook for Bradford producers was brightened considerably yesterday with the announcement of an Advance of 10c per barrel in the Price of crude Oil. The Price of Bradford crude is now $2.35 per barrel. The increase in the Price Structure affected All grades of Pennsylvania Grade crude of and resulted from the gradual spreading eastward of advances made in the mid continent Price Structure last week. Bradford crude Oil is now higher than at any time since october 1930. The Rise in the Market yesterday is the ninth upward change recorded for this year and represents an increase of $1.08 a barrel Over the Low Price which was in effect on May 21. The new prices Are As follows Bradford. $2.35 Allegany. 2.35 i Middle District. 2 22-2.27 s. W. Penna.2.02 Eureka. 1.97 Buckeye. 1.82 Horn Byers the marriage of miss Evelyn Byers of Bradford daughter of or and mrs. G v. Byers of Hazelhurst and Stanley Horn of Bellville Ohio was solemnized at the Home of the brides parents last sunday afternoon at 2 00 of clock the Rev. L e Elbel pastor of the it. Jewett and Hazelhurst methodist episcopal churches performed the ceremony. Attendants were or. And mrs. Thos Ross of Smethport. Mrs Ross is a sister of the Bride. A graduate of the Hazelhurst High school and of Warners business College Bradford the Bride has been employed at Loblaw s grocery store in the latter City for some time past. She is Well known Here. Or. Horn is a graduate of Ohio state University and held a position in the Bradford City engineers department until recently. He is now engaged As a civil Engineer in Mansfield Ohio where the couple will reside when they return from a honeymoon trip to Points in banker weds Rew girl or. And mrs p. L. Swatsler of Rew City announce the marriage of their daughter Mliss Bessie Swatsler and John w. Comes son of or. And mrs. E. Comes of the potato Creek Road. The ceremony took place at the Home of the brides parents in Rew City tuesday evening August 29, at 6 00 o clock. The Rev. L. T. Lincoln pastor of the Rew United Brethren Church read the marriage service in the living room which was attractively decorated in Garden Flowers immediate relatives and friends attended the wedding the ring ceremony was used. Miss Theda Mae Swatsler of Coleville a Cousin of the Bride was maid of Honor. Milton Engstrom of Smethport was Best Man. The Bride wore an eel Grey swagger ensemble. Her Flowers were Talisman Rose buds. The maid of Honor wore a Blue swagger ensemble and yellow Rose buds. A wedding dinner was served after the ceremony at the brides Home for members of the wedding party. Or. And mrs. Comes left by motor for a honeymoon trip to Points in Canada. On their return they will take up their residence on East Street in a House already prepared for their occupancy. Mrs comes a graduate of the Bradford High school and of the Bryant and Stratton business College in Buffalo. Is employed in the office of Tho Quaker state refining co. At Farmers Valley. Or. Comes is assistant cashier of the Grange National Bank in Smethport. He graduated from Smethport High school with the class of 1926. The Democrat unites with friends of the popular Young couple in extending congratulations on this auspicious occasion. Forty hours Devotion to be Helo at St. Elizabeth a legion auxiliary will resume regular meetings members of the auxiliary of Bucktail Post. American legion will enjoy a covered dish supper at the legion lyceum next monday night at 6 00 of clock. A business session will be held after the supper. This will be the first meeting of the local auxiliary after the summer vacation. Meetings will again be held regularly every month from now on. Twelve prominent priests of Catholic churches in this Section of the state have accepted invitations issued by the Rev. For. Urban s. Barrett pastor of St. Elizabeth a Church to participate in forty hours Devotion services to be conducted at the local Church next sunday monday and tuesday. The services will Start with a High mass sunday morning at 10 15 of clock. Sunday and monday evenings at 7 30 of clock there will be Rosary Sermon and Benediction of the blessed sacrament. Special forty hours a Lassen Are scheduled for monday and tuesday mornings at 6 00, 7 00 and 8 00 of clock. The services will close after the 8 00 of clock mass tuesday morning Rev. Father Andrew c. Quirk of Bradford will deliver the Sermon at the services sunday evening and Rev. Father Francis j. Turner of Houtzdale pa., will deliver the Sermon monday evening. Priests in attendance at the forty hours Devotion in addition to fathers quirk and Turner will be it. Rev. Msgr. David f. Hickey la. D., Bradford Rev. For William j. Moore it. Jewett Rev. For. John p. Kennedy Dubols Rev for. M f. Dailey. Eldred Rev. For. M Fitzgerald. Port Allegany Rev. For. E. Dougherty Galeton Rev. For. J. F. Walsh Stoneboro Rev. For a. J. Klever Kersey Rev. For. M p. Salmon. Crown Rev. For. C. A w Ard Bradford. S. A s. Football practice sessions started this week regular afternoon practice sessions for the 1933 football squad started this week under the direction of the new coach Anthony Dougal who is tackling his Job with a great Deal of enthusiasm. Forty candidates for the team reported at Mccoy stadium. They Are a husky Bunche the line probably will average 170 pounds with six Letterman in uniform. Eight Backfield Letterman reported in addition to a wealth of new material. V. F. W. To nominate officers at meeting this evening officers for the coming year will be nominated by Mckean Post veterans of foreign a frs at a meeting to be held at the legion lyceum this thursday evening at 8 15 of clock. Civil court adjourned the regular term of Mckean county civil court which was scheduled to Convene at the court House in Smethport next monday has been adjourned until monday oct. 16

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