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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 26, 1935, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county Democrat volume 60 Russell r. Lindsley. Public Smethport pa., thursday september 26, 1935 �erms2.oc per year. No. 39 Anderson wins by 29 margin return Board completed the official count yesterday the Mckean county return Board composed of county detective j. J. Allison mrs. Gertrude Hockenberry and Justice of the peace Claude Heath All of Smethport appointed by judge Charles g. Hubbard to compile the official returns of last weeks primary election completed their work yesterday afternoon. The official count of votes complicated by a Large list of candidates had the same net result As unofficial returns announced last week. Unofficial returns gave Andy Anderson a Lead of 42 votes Over j. Fred Lawson for second place on the Republican ticket in the race for county commissioner. It was erroneously reported last Friday soon after the return Board started work that Andersons Lead had been pared Down to two votes. The official count proved Anderson to be ahead by 29 votes or 13 less than the unofficial compilations. The Complete official tally follows Republican judge of supreme court Patterson 2057 Marshall 2012 Williams 524 Dale 703 Stern 1389 Swoyer 397 Musmanno 714. Judge of Superior court Cunningham 6000. Sheriff Woodard 751 Samuelson 1720 Swartz 538 Dickinson 4295 Beatty 2422. Prothonotary Calhoun 3845 car Volt 4481. Recorder of deeds Mccloskey 3547, Anderson 4737. Register of wills Rhone 2288 Scott 6636. District attorney Shattuck. 6359 Onofrio 3120. Coroner Allen 3300 Maybury 2845 Heimbach 2874. County commissioners a Stoddard 758 Heffner 1294 Halpenny 3413 Scott 4582 Lawson 3572 Anderson 3601. County auditors a Taylor 1531 Clark 2337 Cooper 3013 Andrews 2025 Chase 1584 Beck 3236 Acker 1300. County Surveyor Benton 6661. Constitutional revision yes 3206 no. 6840. Democratic judge of supreme court Musmanno 574 Barnes 1718. Judge of Superior court Meyers 1617 Cunningham 374. Sheriff Wise 595 Lindsley 1927. Prothonotary Barry 1998. Recorder of deeds Carlson. 1717 Register of wills Zandi 897 nor Lin 714 Crooks 467. District attorney Griffin 1889. Coroner Fitzgerald 1901. Commissioners Cable 956 Logan 481 Benson 1070 Hungiville 1277 Rizzuti 395. Auditors Dunn 1353 Ellsworth. 960 fizzell 1159. Hubbard for Surveyor the democrats had no candidate on the ballots for the office of county Surveyor. A number of names were written in the Winner being jame3 Hubbard superintendent of the Smethport water co. Consequently or. Hubbard will be the de. Socratic candidate at the november election. Only twelve socialist votes were cast at the primary. Charles Taylor Accident victim returns Home Charles Taylor member of the Smethport grocery firm of Hull amp Taylor was brought to his Home Here this week from the Higgins memorial Hospital Olean where he had been a patient since saturday july 27. The Well known local Young Man suffered fractures of both legs a broken Arm. Fractured Skull and cuts and bruises when the car he was driving left the Olean Portville Highway at Westons and was demolished. Melvn Digel also of Smethport who was Riding with or. Taylor was fatally injured in the crash passing away at the Higgins Hospital a few hours later. Or. Taylor a recovery from his serious injuries is Gratifying to his Many friends. Over too took tuber Golin test in Smethport tuesday 113 school students and others received the tuberculin test Here tuesday. The clinic was conducted by or. S. Pruitt of the Pennsylvania tuberculosis society. Territory covered by the examination included Smethport Clermont and Cyclone. The children will be checked this morning to determine the reactions. Miss m. Dupaul of the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society who arranged the local clinic will arrange for a Ray examination of All those who show positive reaction. Miss Dupaul pays High tribute to principal Stanley Bright of the Smethport schools for his co operation in making the clinic a Success. She says that or. Bright presented the vitally important health project in such a Way that the benefits were obvious. Or. James m. Rodgers mrs. W. H. Rockman and mrs. R. Gleason All of Smethport attended the clinic. Will continue revision fight governor George h. Earle has issued the following statement regarding constitutional revision in which he pledges himself to carry on the fight the fight for constitutional revision will continue. We will carry on because while the convention Call was Defeated the vote demonstrated conclusively a growing sentiment in favor of revision on the part of hundreds of thousands of pennsylvanians. The last time at which a constitutional referendum was submitted was at the 1924 general election when Only slightly More than 300,000 voted favourably. The fact that the total of votes in favor of revision has increased More than half a million Speaks for itself. That sentiment cannot and must not be ignored. It is the history of All great Reform movements that they Are not successful in the i beginnings. This country would not be the greatest democracy in the world today had our founders and Trail blazers of Progress Given up the fight because of hardships and v setbacks suffered in their pioneering. We will carry on the fight with Confidence that the Merit and need of the reforms which we advocate will become More generally appreciated and will win Over the necessary number of our citizenry at a new referendum in the near future. The encouraging vote for a constitutional convention was registered in spite of the fact the referendum occurred at a primary complicated by bitterly contested local issues and lengthy ballots which resulted in congestion at the polls and disfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of voters. The Republican majority in the Senate is to be blamed for submission of this All important question of a constitutional convention at the primaries. My administration proposed a special election at which the Issue would have been clean Cut at which Only the referendum would have been considered. To Stop now our efforts for constitutional revision would be nothing Short of betrayal of those who demand social Security in the form of old age pensions widowed mothers pensions and unemployment insurance. It would be a betrayal of our homeowners Farmers and Small business men who Are today being crushed by the Burden of taxation and who can Only be relieved by constitutional Reform which will shift the Load non those Best Able to . It would be betrayal to those who demand Economy and efficiency in government and modernization of financing methods. Again i say so far As this administration is concerned the fight for constitutional Reform has just begun. To Mckean citizens plan banquet for Quaker team John f. It Clermont Home the death of John f. Keating aged 84, one of Mckean county a Moat prominent and esteemed citizens occurred at his Home in Clermont at 7 30 of clock last evening. Or. Keating had been in ill health for a Long time. Surviving Are his wife who is seriously ill four sons a. M. Keating of Washington d. C., John f. Keatingjr. Of Dubois j. P. Keating of Randolph md., and h. J. Keating of Clermont three daughters. Mrs. Edward Barrett of Wilcox mrs. Hanavan of Buffalo and mrs. Ryan of Olean. Funeral services will be held at St. Elizabeth a Church Smethport next saturday morning at 9 00 of clock. Rev. For. Urban s. Barrett officiating. Interment will be in St. Elizabeth a cemetery. A More extended obituary will appear next week. Sheriff Russell r. Lindsley the sheriff of Mckean county is extremely grateful to the democratic voters of Mckean county for the splendid vote Given in nominating him As the party candidate for the full term of that office. During the primary Campaign i did not make a single Effort to secure this nomination. Now that the voters have decreed. I Promise to make every honorable Effort to achieve Victory at the november election. Fully realizing the voting Odds to be faced i nevertheless Promise a vigorous Campaign on straight Forward issues which will be free from malice or questionable practices win or lose. I do not believe this Assurance is even necessary to my friends who know me. When governor Earle appointed me to fill the unexpired term of sheriff of Mckean county last May a vacancy resulting from the efforts of the minority member of the Board of commissioners t. F. Hungiville the role was not a desirable one nor was i eager for the recognition but i accepted As a party duty. I have conscientiously tried to be a Good sheriff since assuming office last june despite obstacles of partisanship and will continue in that Endeavor until my term ends in january regardless of the result of november selection. On this record i submit my bid for election. It has never been my ambition or desire to hold any Public office but i have become interested in the work of the office and sincerely wish to serve a full term. Rumours current that i am not an Active serious candidate for the full term Are untrue. Likewise reports that i am a Man of great Means Are without foundation of fact without desiring sympathy but As a matter of actual fact no aspirant for any Public office Ever needed the salary of office More than i do in this instance. I might add that i earnestly Endeavor to earn my and will continue to do so. I do not believe in any office Holder campaigning on time for which the citizenry pays. Therefore my personal campaigning will be restricted perforce. I believe that candidates for office should have some definite aim for the Benefit of taxpayers. I subscribe heartily to the platform which will be championed by democratic candidates for county offices which recommends consolidation of the office of clerk of courts with that of prothonotary for the Complete abolishment of the office of county detective As has been done in nearly All sixth class counties of Western Pennsylvania and putting an end to nepotism in county offices. I have dissuaded my chief Deputy and Republican opponent Merle Dickinson from resigning. When i urged sheriff Fred t. Ludwick to appoint or. Dickinson As Deputy four years ago i had Confidence in his ability. When i assumed office by appointment this summer i retained or. Dickinson for the same reason. I have asked him to stay despite his nomination by the Republican party because i feel he is entitled to fill out the full term until january according to his original appointment if he so desires regardless of the result of november selection. Or. Dickinson like myself is a poor Man. I see no reason Why he should be deprived of the wages of his position for a period of twelve or fourteen weeks. There is no hint of political understanding Between us. Aside from efficient conduct of the sheriffs office for which i am responsible. I am Earnest in my desire to win to is he but i am sure my personal Campaign will be fair and clean at All times so my opponent w ill not find his present position untenable. I have made no promises of appointment for the full term if elected. However my Choice in that event will naturally be one who is in full sympathy with my Aims. With this statement i present my candidacy for sheriff to the voters of Mckean county regardless of party affiliations because i do not intend to be a a a political sheriff. My sole aim will be continued efficiency rugged honesty decency and Courtesy with the added Promise that i will effect economies wherever possible. Very truly yours Russell r Lindsley. Sheriff of Mckean county. Smethport pa., sept. 26. Local fans will fete the championship Quaker baseball team at a banquet which will be held at the colonial hotel on wednesday october 9th. The greatest baseball team Ever to represent Smethport will receive the formal commendation of Smethport merchants and fans at this festive occasion which w ill Mark the finale of the successful season which recently closed in a Blaze of glory when Wil Ford Sykes uncorked a sensational no hit no run pitching performance against the great Emporium Sylvania team. Many of the notables of the Quaker Oil refining corporation sponsors of the team will be on hand to celebrate the crowding of the local team As champions of Many counties in this area. Some of these company officials Are h. J. Crawford president s. Messer vice president w. R. Reitz Secretary j. D. Berry Vic president c. D. Berry treasurer g. A Hunter director h. H. Lourte director All of Oil City pa., the Home office of the Quaker e. E. Ebener superintend of the Emlenton Plant and chemical Engineer for the entire Chain of plants j. P. Flynn director St. Marys West Virginia w. H. Rockman general manager of the Farmers Valley Plant and Jerry Healey Field superintendent and manager of this years great Bali club. Smethport merchants and fans Are invited to attend this gala event of the fall season. Tickets will be on Sale at the Backus restaurant in a very few Days. Those who wish to attend this interesting affair should make reservations at the Backus restaurant at the earliest possible moment because the seating capacity at the colonial hotel is limited. Tickets will be priced at $1.50. More local students who will attend College the Democrat recently printed a list of Smethport students w to will attend College this year. Miss Carrie a. Day of the Smethport High school faculty who prepared the original list has submitted the following additional names Robert Dahlgren. University of Tucson Tucson Arizona. Gordon Dickinson Temple University Philadelphia. A. Fritz Guenter University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh a. Sarah Jane Sharro Westbrooks Academy 01�an, n. Death summons mrs. E a a mrs. A. H. Pierce formerly of Smethport. Passes away mrs. Nettie Hackett Pierce of Allegany n. A a a wife of Alfred h. Pierce both former Well known local rodents passed away at the Mountain clinic Olean tuesday morning at 12 30 of clock after an illness of one month. Mrs. Pierce had been a resident of Allegany for the last two Lve years since moving from Smethport. Besides her husband she is survived by her father Charles Hackett. Hornell and one brother Charles Hackett jr., also of Hornell. Smethport residents were saddened by the death of mrs. Catherine Carew Barrett Mother of Rev. For. Urban s. Barrett which occurred at St. Elizabeth a parochial residence last Friday morning at 11 00 of clock. Mrs. Barretts health had been poor for a number of years and she had been confined to her bed most of the time for the past three years. Deceased wag born in St. Johns Newfoundland March 24, 1862. She and her husband came to Kane from Franklin. Pa., purchasing the Windsor hotel in Kane from Harry e. Brown. Or. Barrett died in 1915 but his wife continued to operate the hotel until 1917, when it w As sold. Mrs. Barrett came to Smethport five years ago when her son Rev. For. Barrett w As designated As pastor of St. Elizabeth s Church. She had resided Here Ever since. She was a member of St. Elizabeth a Church Catholic daughters of America Erie court the l.c.b.a., Kane Branch and the third order of St. Francis. Mrs. Barrett was a lady of Lovely character who bore her Long illness with Christian fortitude. The members of the family have the sympathy of everyone in their sad bereavement. Surviving Are three sons Rev. Or. Barrett by. George t. Barrett and or. J. P. Barrett both of Erie one daughter. Mrs. F. B. Hanhauser. Of Erie two Sisters mrs. Mary Sedford and mrs. L a. Bacon both of Franklin. And twelve grandchildren. Solemn requiem High mass was held at St. Elizabeth a Church tuesday morning at 10 00 of clock. Officers of the solemn High requiem mass were father Barrett celebrant the Rev. Charles a. Ward Bradford Deacon the Rev. A. M Bauer it. Jewett sub Deacon Joseph allegretto Bradford master of Cert monies Robert Brennan thurier Leroy of Lough Lin and Vincent Ross acolytes. Priests in the Sanctuary included the Rev. Fathers p. J. Donohue Kane w. J. Moore Titusville c. L Crowley Erie m a. Fitzgerald port Allegany f. S. Doyle Coudersport William of Hern j a. Kennedy Dubois f. M of Connell. Corry c. J. Liebel Eldred t. A. Kennedy p. E. Gooder Broo Way j. J. Dowling Tidioute g. Carlton Ritchie Bradford Conrad o Leary ., Felician Berkery Arnold Walters St Bonaventure. The Rev Andrew quirk of Grove City formerly of Bradford officiated at services at the grave in Franklin. Pall bearers were Frank Fay a. E. Quirk and c. W. Shattuck of Smith nor t. A. Conneely of Bradford. Eber Bacon of Franklin and John Barrett of Jamestown. Burial was in St. Patrick a cemetery. Those from out of town who attended rites he re included or. George t. Barrett miss Catherine Barrett. Clement Barrett or. And mrs. J. P. Barrett j. P. Barrett jr., or. And mrs. F. B. Hanhauser f. B Han Hauser jr., the misses Mary Cather in and Marian Hanhauser. Urban Hanhauser. Miss Etta Carew Jerry quirk and miss Anna Sullivan All of Erie or. And mrs. L. A. Bacon the misses Frances and Margaret Bacon Eber Bacon and mrs. Mary Bedford Franklin p. E. Barrett and John Barrett. Jamestown mrs. Mary Adamson. Mrs. Nora Collins and David Collins Youngstown o. Broken neck fatal to James my Kenna Janus Mckenna Well known East Smethport Man died in the Kane Community Hospital last thursday afternoon at 3 25 of clock As the result of injuries he sustained the night before when he fell from the Smethport approach to the East Smethport Bridge Over potato Creek. It was definitely determined that or Mckenna s neck was broken when he hit the ground after a fall of about 15 feet. The unfortunate Man is believed to have remained below the Bridge for nearly two hours until pedestrians heard him groaning. He was taken to his Home nearby and or James m. Rodgers who was summoned ordered his removal to the Hospital in Sasser a ambulance. Or. Mckenna was conscious when admitted to the Hospital but was completely paralysed. Deceased who was about 60 years of age had lived in East Smethport for Many years. He was an employee of the Penn charcoal a chemical co. There. Many friends were saddened by news of his tragic death. Surviving Are his wife five daughters. Mrs. John Walker of East Smethport mrs. Charles Mcdevitt. Of Dubois. And Genevieve Dorothy and Ruth Mckenna All at Home and a son Francis Mckenna at Home. Funeral services were held monday morning at 9 00 o clock at St. Eliazbeth a Church. Rev. For. Alfred m. Bauer of it. Jewett officiated. Pallbearers were Francis Lynch i Elias Smith. Clark Schoonmaker Clair j Thomas waiter Perry and Frank Bloom Ster. Burial w As in St. Elizabeth a cemetery. Wha administrator 0. local project this week Charles e. Freeman works Progress administrator for District to approved a Street improvement project submitted by the Smethport Borough Council. The local project has been forwarded to Harrisburg for approval by spa director Edward Jones. If finally approved. Smethport will receive approximately 8.000 feet of Street paving at a Cost of $19,796.82. It is estimated that fifty men would be Given employment for six month. All labor costs will be paid by the spa the Borough to furnish material and equipment As its . The project Calls for improvement of practically All of the important in Naved streets in the Borough existing at present. Thanks to spa assistance Smith Nort Borough will probably have one of the finest systems of paved streets of any town of ifs size in the country before the end of next year. Convention of school directors in session Here tomorrow teachers meet saturday the annual convention of the Mckean county school directors association will be held Friday of this week at the court House in Smethport. The executive committee of the directors association is composed of the following president or. A. R. Livermore. First vice president John f. Mccool. Second vice president it a. A. Willmar treasurer John t. Cunningham. Secretary Julius Swanson. An a nth resting program has been arranged for the convention As follows Forenoon session 9 45 a devotionals. Roll Call and minutes. Financial reports. 10 15�?address, a economies and efficiencies that May be affected by school boards a or. Q. A. W. Rohr Bach. 11 00�?report of Delegate to convention a. W. Sandeen. 11 15�?address a some directors i have or. Ellis. 12 00�?luncheon m. E. Church basement. Afternoon session 1 30�?address, a informing the Public on educational probis is a or. Q. A. W. Rohrbach. 2 15�?business session of association. 3 ooh address Quot our debt to children and or. Ellis. Teachers meeting the Law governing teachers meetings Hap been changed making it Obligato to hold meetings of two Days or their equivalent in extent and also making it obligatory for a very teacher to attend teachers meetings at least two Days or an equivalent of that time. The first meeting for teachers of All grades and High school will be held at the court House Smethport next saturday. The following program has been announced Forenoon session 9 00�?enrollment in the 9 30 devotional. Institute singing. Leader Donald Roderick. 10 00�?address, a a to aching pupils How to study a or. Q. A. W Rohr Bach. 10 45�?Institute singing. 11 00�?address, a education in a changing or. Ellis. 11 45�?luncheon hour. Afternoon session i 30�?singing. 1 45�?address, a the Public school in our changing society a or. Q. A. W. Rohrbach. 2 30�?vocal Solo. Lucille Cron sheer. Business session of Institute a report of delegates b financial reports c election of delegates. 3 00�?address, a the question of the or. Eilia. The instructors or. Ellis w to is president of Juniata College la one of the Best Institute instructors in Pennsylvania. He is a pleasing forceful and versatile speaker on educational and current topics. Or. Q. A. W. Rohrbach formerly a member of the faculty of the school of education of the University of Pittsburgh is the newly chosen president of Kutztown teachers College. He is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding educational leaders in Tho . Future meetings a meeting for elementary teachers will be held in october. It is expected that miss Mabel Kirk of the faculty of Pennsylvania College and an associate will attend this meeting. It is also planned to have a meeting for High school teachers Only and also a meeting for elementary teachers who Are specially interested in social studies. If it is possible an outstanding expert in the Field of Reading will is secured for a meeting later in the year. Mrs. Harry Henderson mrs. Harry Henderson aged 55, died at her Home in Warren last Friday night after a Long illness. Deceased w As a former Well know Smethport resident a sister in Law of mrs. Rose Herzog of this Borough. Surviving besides her husband Are one sister in Rochester n. Y., and on brother e. M Holleran Detroit Mich. Funeral services were held in Warren on tuesday and interment was made there. Firemen s Outing will be held next sunday Bowling alleys open the Smethport Bowling association alleys in the Ostrander building opened monday for the 1935-36 season. Manager Fred Heinlin reports that business has been brisk this week. Registrations Are being received from thou who no to Bow with the various league teams when the season starts monday oct. 7. The annual picnic of the Smethport Volunteer fire department will be held next sunday at the . Camp in Irish hollow. Dinner will be served at 1 00 of clock in the afternoon and the committee in charge promises that the meal will be a gastronomic epic. A program of sports is being arranged. Advance Sale of tickets indicate that a Large crowd will attend the Outing. The Annua event in St de exclusively for Active and exempt members of the local fire department

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