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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 21, 1933, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 58 Russell r. Lindsley Smethport pa., thursday september 21, 1933 Rerms-�2.oo per year. No. 38 rare Birds Fly for Winter clime in or Plum judge Bouton Veteran Jur i is loses exciting rage u by narrow Marcin Day of dope upsets Republican voters rocked the Mckean county party organization with a Complete upset at tuesdays primary. Judge j. Vav. Bouton Veteran Jurist who for 30 years has rendered distinguished service on the Mckean county Bench lost a close and hotly contested race for re election to Chaa. G. Hubbard of Kane who is serving his second term As District attorney of. Mckean county and who has had a spectacular Rise in the Field of politics. Complete unofficial returns give Hubbard a Lead of 142 votes Over Bouton. The Republican race for county treasurer was in doubt for Many hours with d. Earl Repine of Kane leading up to tuesday morning when George Sutton present Deputy county treasurer of Smethport made a splendid spurt and took a victorious Lead. Or Sutton a Lead on compilation of Complete returns was 163 Over Repine. The popular Smethport Man made a splendid run proving his ability As a master campaigner. Harold Lundberg. It. Jewett Printer made a remarkable run on his first venture into politics being third in the treasurers race. J. S. Walker of Bradford formerly of Smethport was fourth in the voting. J. Albert Cleveland. Smethport drilling contractor won the Republican nomination for clerk of courts by the largest margin of the Day Over a Strong Field of candidates. Or. Cleveland a majority was 1183. Mrs. Helen c. Rogers of Smethport present clerk of courts was second in the voting. Lewis r. Mccloskey of Bradford continued on last Page col. I will try to pave Hose streets at a special meeting of the Smethport Borough Council held last evening it was voted to apply for county Aid for the Macadam paving of parts of Franklin and Green streets. The Borough has Over $1,000 available to defray its share of the work. If approved by the commissioners the paving will be done this fall. The paving will continue the Street improvement program which has been in Progress Here steadily for several years past. Boxing show in Eldred next monday evening the Eldred athletic club will stage another of its popular Amateur boxing bouts at the Eldred High school gymnasium next monday night. The following card has been announced first bout 124 tbsp Beaver Olean is. Perrine Bradford. Second bout 152-4 lbs Burns Buffalo is. Brown Elkland. Third bout. 178 tbsp pacer Olean is. Seckels Erie. Fourth bout 152 lbs Luckey Olean is. Heid Erie. Fifth bout 132 lbs Davis Coudersport is. Ceder Erie. Sixth bout 182 tbsp a Etta Buffalo is Pendleton Eldred. Issuing Hunting licenses county treasurer e. E. Bouton has a tarted issuing 1933 Pennsylvania Hunting licenses from the court House in Smethport and a considerable number of sportsmen have already stepped under the chief o Brien critically ill chief of police Michael of Brien sinking rapidly chief of police Michael of Brien is rapidly sin ring from a critical illness at his Home on Center Street As the Democrat goes to press and it is believed that the popular officer can live but a few hours. News of the officers serious illness came As a Shock to his friends. He first asked Relief from duty on wednesday night of last week and at first his illness was not regarded As serious. However it developed that the chief had been ill for several Days previous but had Given no intimation of the fact to his friends. On sunday he suffered a severe sinking spell and since that time has failed rapidly. A local bar Parlours closed on primary election Day for the first time since the legalizing of 3.2 Beer. Position on the primary ballot seemed to Cut a big figure in voting of republicans in Smethport Borough tuesday to decide spirited contests for Council nominations. Albert Walter Johnson local accountant h. G. German manufacturer w. A. Ostrander physician and Luey l. Burdick automobile Mechanic were first four on the machines and were the nominees chosen from a Field of nine candidates. The other Republican contest for local office was Between Andrew z Hileman and e. W. Strong for auditor. Or. Hileman was the Winner. A total of 680 votes were cast in Smethport on tuesday�?579 Republican and 101 democratic. There w Ere no Contes for positions on the local democratic ticket. Smethport Republican voters gave their distinguished townsman judge j. W. Bouton a total of 400 votes to Hubbard a 145. George Sutton of Smethport was Given a remarkable endorsement for county treasurer by local voters receiving 377 votes in the Field of la candidates. E. H. Southwick local pharmacist and Spanish War Veteran also received a heart warming endorsement from big fellow citizens in his race for the Republican Choice for jury commissioner. He received 440 votes High Mark of the entire ballot. J. Albert Cleveland and mrs. Helen Rogers nearly tied for High in the Republican race for county clerk or courts locally. Or. Cleveland received 246 votes and mrs. Rogers. 245. Miss Dora Keenan received a most unusual endorsement from her fellow democrats in Smethport in the contest for jury commissioner on the democratic ballot. She received 97 votes to her opponents 2. Following is the Complete Smethport vote Republican county judge Bouton 400 Hubbard 145. County treasurer Mccann. 8 Beck 3 Lull la Cunningham 5 Lundberg. 40 Sutton 377 Kurtz i Rhone 13 Repine 6 Walker 64 Woodrum l county clerk of courts Cleveland. 246 Cooper 12 Rogers 245 Fesen myer. 23 Carvolth 27. County jury commissioner a Mccloskey 72 Southwick 440 Hill 5 Clark. 404. Burgess Daniel Bacon 338. Councilmen four to be nominated a Johnson 362 German 249 Ostrander 359 Burdick. 244 Kelly 167 Anderson 190 Karlen 143 Hackett too Digel 115. School directors to o to a. Nominated a a. L. Morrison 439 Ralph w. Herzog 409. Tax collector a. C. Gleason 474. Auditor Strong 217 Hileman 253. Judge of election Hallstrom 462. Inspector of ejection Rose l. Herzog 435. Democratic county judge John p. Devlin 72. County treasurer a. J. Denman 50. Clerk of courts a Katherine m. Flynn 65. Jury commissioner Keenan 97 Cantwell 2. Burgess Frank b. Fay 77. Councilmen a. W. Campbell accountant 72 l. A. Of Laughlin drilling contractor 77 John r. Mccarthy contractor 77 Michael Urben Fay garage proprietor 79. School directors we a. Hovis 67 Kenton Abbey 80. Auditor Margaret Daly 80. Judge of election Joseph e. Hun by 79 inspector of election Raymond j. Day 86. The flock of Aigret Birds of rare plumage w hich have resided at Hamlin Lake in the Center of Smethport during the past summer took Wing for Southern clime Early sunday evening following the cold weather of last week. Observers declare that the Long legged Birds held a regular and spirited Council of w a in one of the Large Trees on Island Park before taking flight seeming reluctant to leave their nightly roosting place until a Large Gray Bird took command of the situation and literally drove the other Birds out of the tree. Then the entire flock took Wing. There we Ere four Large White Aigret and the Gray Bird w hich obviously w As the Leader in the flock. The Aigret evidently found the local Park preserve w hich has been posted As a game Sanctuary much to their liking. Hamlin Lake seemingly provided plenty of fish to satisfy the considerable appetites of the Birds. Aigret once threatened with extinction due to the great demand for their plumage to adorn women a hats in compliance with millinery styles of yesteryear Are now rigidly protected by both Federal and state wreck Ai Valley one of the w Orst wrecks in the history of the Pittsburgh Shawmut amp Northern Railroad occurred at the Highway crossing at Farmers Valley near Smethport last thursday morning at 11 15 of clock. Seven loaded Coal gondolas of a northbound freight train of ninety cars jumped the rails and w Ere scattered Over the landscape. No one w As injured in the pile up. The derailed cars came within a few feet of hitting the attractive depot and Clement Krellner Relief station agent and Robert Fox clerk evacuated the station hurriedly when it seemed certain that the Structure would be demolished. One of the cars was thrown directly into the Highway and it was indeed fortunate that no Motorist was waiting at that Point for the Long train to pass. The Accident w As caused by a Loose wheel on one of the cars. The Engineer of the train discovered that the wheel was Loose some distance above Farmers Valley and had stowed Down in an attempt to bring his train to a gradual Stop when the defective car jumped the rails. Tracks and ties were badly damaged for a distance of several Hundred feet before the train came to a standstill. A w Reck train and Large Crew of men from St. Marys we Ere soon at the scene and worked throughout the afternoon and entire night Clearing the wreckage and repairing the damaged track. Traffic Over the main line was resumed Early Friday morning after being at a Complete standstill for 20 hours. The wreck tied up the heavy shipping of the big Quaker state refinery at Farmers . We. Chase killed instantly near Waterford train struck au10 of former Farmers Valley pastor Rev. William Chase for six years pastor of United Brethren churches in hew City East Smethport and Farmers Valley w As instantly killed monday when his automobile was hit by a Pennsylvania passenger train on a crossing near Waterford a Rev. Chase had been engaged As an agent for the Raleigh products co. For the past to o weeks and was driving alone on a business Mission when the Accident occurred. It is reported that View of the crossing was somewhat obstructed by shrubbery and a line of freight cars on a aiding. The locomotive hit Rev. Chases car in the Middle and hts body was badly mangled. Deceased was born on april 2. 1888, at Clarendon. Pa., a son of or. And mrs. Joseph e. Chase. He was educated in Conneautville High school and Meadville business College and prepared for the ministry at the United Brethren Seminary in sugar Grove. A. Rev. Chase was United in marriage to miss Tesla May Lytel of Atlantic pa., in january 1910. He was a minister of the United Brethren Church adv Over 22 years. The Rev. Chase was a sincere and eloquent minister and made Many friends throughout this Section w Hile stationed Here. News of his tragic and untimely passing came As a distinct Shock. Rev. Chase and family left about two years ago for Cranesville a. Where they have since resided. Surviving Are his widow four daughters mrs. Roy Davis of state line. Miss Helen Chase of Smethport and misses Ethel and Mary Chase at Home and one sister. Miss Elsie Chase of Greenville. A. Funeral services were held at the late Home in Cranesville yesterday afternoon at 1 00 of clock and at the United Brethren Church in Norris Ville pa., at 2 30. Rev. We p. Hanks of Duke Center a boyhood chum of the deceased officiated at the funeral. Twenty one pastors of the United Brethren Church were in attendance at the last rites and six of the number acted As pallbearers. Burial was made in the cemetery at Hundleton a. Those from Smethport and Vicinity who attended the funeral were mrs. Clarence Gregory Rev. M. B. Erickson mrs. Carl Tanner and sons Richard and Lyle mrs. De Harmon and mrs. Welly Burdick judge aids cupid rather than Era a prospective Groom visited Justice of the peace Claude Heath one Day last week the object of his Call being to ascertain the Cost of getting married. Judge Heath told him that it would Cost him five dollars now and All he could earn the balance of his life. Not being discouraged at this remark which was More truthful than poetical he decided to take a Chance although he did not possess much Money. Being an ardent supporter of the Era. The Justice did not wish to Cut the Price. But rather than to see two hearts Brok Ltd he i reduced the fee to suit the pocketbook. The Groom did not have a ring for the 4rereniony, so judge Heath West a step farther and gave the Bride one of his celebrated Diamond rings. Imported directly from the mines in Africa by Way of Woolworth a. It is not related whether the judge kissed the Bride or not but he should have received some compensation for his services. However or. Heath believes that it pays to advertise. Treasurer Bouton improves considerable improvement has been noted recently in the condition of county treasurer e. E. Bouton who has been confined to his Home on West main Street suffering from a recurrence of an old spinal affliction or. Bouton underwent an operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore md., several months ago which has apparently benefited him. The popular local official is Able to walk about the House with the Aid of crutches and his legion of friends Hope for continued improvement in his condition. St. Elizabeths Church to conduct supper tuesday a Chicken supper will be served at St. Elizabeth s Church Hall next tuesday evening from 5.30 to 7 00 of clock. Tickets Are 50c. Proceeds will be for the Benefit of the Church and those who attend Are assured of a splendid repast. Ask bids for Smethport. East end mail route according to a notice posted in the Smethport Post office this week sealed proposals for carrying the United states mails including parcel Post mails on messenger route no. 210548 Between the Post office at Smethport and the East Smethport depot including exchanges of mail Between the Postoff ices at Smethport and East Smethport will be received by postmaster e. W. Workley until next monday. Marvindale Well report the deep test Gas Well of the Atlantic Seaboard co. On the Field farm at Marvindale was drilling at 4966 feet yesterday afternoon. Lyle teed wedding or. And mrs. A. B. Teed of Smethport announce the marriage of their j daughter miss Emmaline teed and Elmer d. Lyle of Ridgway son of or. And mrs e. D. Lyle of Portland thu a. The ceremony took place thursday sept. 14. In the parsonage of the Ridgway presbyterian Church the Rev. B. P. Wilson read the wedding service. Attendants were miss Katherine Kearns of Smethport and Wilbur Blakeslee of Ridgway. The Bride wore a Blue ensemble with Matching accessories while miss Kearns was dressed in Grey mrs. Lyle has been employed at Munn s and the Backus restaurant in Smethport for the past two years. Or. Lyle is an employee of the Clarion Hyde co. Of Ridgway. The couple will reside in Gas line completed the laying of the new 8-Lneh welded pipe line of the Sylvania corporation. A subsidiary of the United natural Gas co., from Sylvania Potter county to Colegrove and thence to Betula a few Miles from Smethport was completed last week. The big Job was started last May and has Given employment to a Large of men. W. A Hovis local superintendent of the United natural co., was in charge of construction activities. The new line is approximately 30 Miles in length and provides the first outlet from the Hebron deep Gas Field which was struck two years ago with a number of Gigantic Wells producing Many millions of feet of Gas daily. At Betula the new line connects with an 8-Inch main of the United natural co., which was built a number of years ago. This old line leads to the Halsey pump station near it. Jewett whence the Hebron Gas will be sent through Mains leading to Buffalo. Gas will be turned into the new line As soon As a new measuring station is completed at Hebron. A through which the Gas will be sent into the line. This Plant will be completed in a week s time. It is explained that Gas from the deep Wells has a 21-Pound natural pressure at the Well and actually freezes at the caging head. This terrific pressure must be reduced not Only to remove danger to the line but to prevent freezing. This will be done at the measuring Baxter shot in Arm by unknown fiend Highway patrolman victim of Surprise attack patrolman Richard Baxter 28, popular and efficient officer of the Smethport sub station of the. State Highway patrol was the victim of a murderous and unexpected attack by a desperate unknown gunman about 10 30 o clock sunday night but miraculously escaped with a Bullet wound through the left Arm near the shoulder which is not regarded a serious. A state wide police dragnet has been thrown out for three men Riding in a Ford coach bearing Ohio License plates. Officer Baxter out in the regular nightly motorcycle patrol of county highways had dismounted to Check automobiles on the Vest line Hill on the Kane Bradford Highway about 2 Miles from Lantz Corners near it. Jewett. A car approached with one headlight Nickeline. The Highway officer signalled with his flashlight or the vehicle to atop and the Driver did. As the vehicle came abreast of Baxter he noted that it was a Ford coach containing three men. The officer informed the Driver of the flickering headlight in his usual courteous manner and perfunctorily went through the usual procedure in such instances asking to see the owners card. The Driver without displaying any sign of irritation started to Fumble through his pockets in search of the card and finally feigning a perplexed look. Got from behind the wheel and stood out on the running Board. He reached in his hip pocket Aalf to remove a pocketbook and suddenly and without a word of warning whipped out a revolver. I easing the muzzle of the weapon against the amazed officers body near the heart the desperado fired. In instinctively recoiling. Baxter de i fleeced the weapon with the result j that the Bullet did not enter the body 1 but passed entirely through the Fleshy part of the upper Arm. Force of the Bullet threw the Brave officer to the pavement and the gunman quickly got behind the wheel and drove Down the Hill at great Speed with All lights of the car extinguished. Baxter arose and whipped out his service revolver and emptied it at the i fleeing car. He believes that at least one of hts bullets struck the Back of the vehicle. The car disappeared around a curve continued on last Page col. 3 three Scarlet fever cases Dick Safstrom Young son of or. J and mrs. Axel Safstrom of East Smethport was stricken with Scarlet fever this week bringing the total number of cases reported locally to three. Others who Are suffering from the disease Are mrs. George Brittain of j Center Street and mrs. Phyllis meal of Rose Hill Avenue who was nut s ing her. Mrs mealy is also suffering from diphtheria. A Good Road the half Mike Extension of the Smethport Burbank Road which was completed last week by the Keating township supervisors is now in use and is a Fine piece of Macadam pavement. Band will again try to a give concert tonight a the Smethport band prevent a red by inclement weather from a presenting its last two advertised a open air concerts will make an a other attempt. A this evening at 8 00 of clock a weather permitting the band will a Render its Long delayed concert program at the court House Square a a Pagoda. A prof. Crossman honoured at Bradford High school prof. Harold e. Crossman of Smethport commercial teacher in the Bradford senior High school was the unanimous Choice of the senior class As its advisor for the ensuing year. Everal Walker suffers fracture of Arm everal Walker of East Smethport suffered a fractured Arm on tuesday when hit by a falling tree limb. A county commissioner w. H. Hal Penny of Smethport attended a dinner and meeting of the it. Jewett Eastern Star tuesday go. Dispute to be nettle today the final meeting of Hydraulic engineers is being held in Harrisburg today to adjust the differences Between the Borough of Smethport and the Smethport water co., which recently filed a schedule of increased tariffs for fire Protection with the state Public service commission with the result that the Borough countered with a protest and also a complaint against service rendered by the company. At a hearing before Public service commissioner Stahlnecker in Smethport some time ago. Representatives of the Borough and water company agreed to put settlement of the dispute up to a Board of three Hydraulic engineers one representing each principal and one the Public service commission. Or. Carpenter the water co. Engineer and or. Rice the Borough Engineer have already hold meetings in Pittsburgh and Smethport at which agreement was reached on some Points of controversy. Today in Harrisburg the two engineers will meet with or. Curry an Engineer representing the p. S. A who will arbitrate Points still under controversy and whose decision will be final. Mckean and Potter his clubs meet in Smethport next thursday evening the first his club Cabinet meeting of the fall for Mckean and Potter counties will be held in Smethport next thursday evening sept. 28, at 7 30 of clock the Smethport his senior and Junior hey clubs under the leadership of principal Stanley Bright and prof. H. A Morrison Are in charge of the program and entertainment. A report of the his training Camp will be Given by Rudolph Hjelm Ana the port Allegany delegation. A Bible class award will be made by c. M Hengst y. M. C a. Secretary related to the counties to the Smethport his clubs for winning honors in the state Bible study contest. A few talks music a discussion of program for the coming year reports by various clubs refreshments and Fellowship Are on the program for the evening. Clubs Are asked to Send in their reservations to prof. Stanley Bright of Smethport before next tuesday. The november Cabinet meeting will be held at some other town and delegations Are asked to come prepared to invite the meeting to their Community. The Tri his Cabinet meeting Date will be decided on in the near future this organization takes in the girls of the High resigns As county Relief director county commissioner William a Halpenny of Smethport resigned As a member of the Mckean county emergency Relief Board last week. Or. Halpenny who has served on the Board for a year issued the following statement to explain his resignation a there is too much extra work on the Board. I found that i did not have time to take care of it and at the same time give the proper attention to my duties As county commissioner. I have served for a year and i believe somebody else should be Given an Opportunity to assist in administration of Relief funds in the county other members of the county Relief Board Are c. T. Benscoter and Chaa. G. Hubbard. Kane William Malone it. Jewett mrs. Emma Bovard mayor t. P Thompson jr., and mrs. Ione Miller Bradford. Final county baseball championship game Here next sunday afternoon the Smethport baseball club and the Bradford All pens each holding a Victory in the county championship series will engage in the deciding game at Mccoy stadium next sunday afternoon at 3 00 of clock. New Roosevelt Highway maps arrive in town a consignment of folder maps of the Roosevelt Highway u. S. Route 6, americans new transcontinental Highway artery have been received in this Borough. This years folders give the Complete map of route 6 As now finished from Provincetown on Cape cod mass to Greeley Colorado and from Greeley give the connecting Highway routes leading to san Francisco and los Angeles some step from the Gold Rush Days of �?T49, when it was necessary to sail around Cape Horn or to trek across the Jungles of the isthmus of Panama to reach the Golden state. The Roosevelt Highway folders Are profusely illustrated with views of Points of interest along the route As far West As Colorado. Included in the pictures is a View of the Scenic expanse of the Highway Between Smethport and it. Jewett. Another View shows the Quaker state Oil refinery at Farmers Valley near legion Post elects new officers officers for the coming year were elected by Bucktail Post american legion of Smethport at a Well attended meeting held at the 4-a Camp on the Marvin Creek Road monday night. The following were chosen commander Norman Hull. First vice commander a Chet Marsh. Second vice commander Morris Roseboom. Adjutant Harold Lee finance officer Albert Johnson. Historian or. A. R. Livermore. Chaplain Howard Denning. Sergeant at arms Robert Hull. Executive committee a. M. Anderson and Vav. A. Ross. Following the meeting delicious refreshments were served by a committee consisting of Howard Denning Norman Hull and Morris Roseboom. A or. And mrs. A m. Linden and family were visitors in Leroy n. Y., yesterday

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