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100 years ago

Clarion Democrat

Nov. 24, 1921

William Sansom


uThe Red Cross has been doing fine work for the past several years but the nursing service is suffering due to the lack of funds to employ a nurse. The appeals for nursing and health services are growing in number all of the time. It has been finally decided to add Miss Jean Keatley, a local young woman. She will be the district nurse for Clarion.

uWhile attending to business in Emlenton Saturday some miscreant smashed the windshield of Edward Klingler's car which stood on the main street. Must the country folk be afraid to go to town?

uThe county physicians are protesting the proposition to make them responsible for the beer traffic under the "medicinal beer" order under the Volstead Act. This bill prohibits the prescription of beer or other malt liquors for medicinal purposes and limits the quantities in which other spirituous liquors may be prescribed. The law provides that a search of offices, stores, vehicles and persons without a warrant.

uThe Parker people are being warned to boil their water owing to the presence of typhoid fever in the town.

uMarienville is seeking a doctor with, or without, a reputation who can produce the goods. He can be ensured of a lucrative practice.

uThe county commissioners of Clarion and Armstrong counties met at Lawsonham to receive the new Lawsonham Bridge. The job was done in a most excellent and substantial manner.

uThe thriving little community of Emlenton has just added a stretch of newly improved paved street. The late Dr. C.S. Kerr donated $25,000 toward what was known as Shippen Avenue. The doctor died just as the repairs were started last year. The council has changed the name to Kerr Avenue to memorialize Dr. Kerr's gift.

uCounty Treasurer John P. Reed has issued 4,269 hunting licenses. He was fortunate that when his deputy, Miss Sadie Reed, became sick he was able to obtain the services of Miss Myrtle Shadle who had worked in the office under the previous treasurer.

uIt is perfectly proper that there should be a recount in the recent election of the Clarion Borough Tax Collector. The regular count gave 334 votes to Jacob Black 333 votes to C.C. Fox and 201 votes to E. W. Reed. It can do no harm to any correct principle and it will result in establishing the right.

uThe Vowinckel Garage pig growers contest came to a close last Friday with Patrick O'Garrah winning first prize. Mr. O'Garrah produced 307 pounds of pork in 240 days. The only other contestant was Frank Fitzgerald who was believed to be the best pig grower in the section. Frank is taking his defeat in a pleasant manner and he has donated the pig to the Grange and they expect to have a big pot luck on Thanksgiving when they will serve roast pork and goulash soup.

uThe Clarion Township School Board is offering a $25 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who shot out the glass in the windows of the Owens School House on Nov. 16.

uContractor Stafford has quite a crew working on the new golf links in New Bethlehem. The crew is plowing and breaking up the greens. The club membership is now over 60 people. The club will be known as the Bostonia Country Club.

Compiled by Randy Bartley

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