Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines from the Past – Week of February 4, 1931

25 Adrift on Floe of Thin Ice in Lake Erie
At least 25 fisherman were adrift on a thin floe of ice three miles from shore in Lake Erie today, their plight serious in the face of buffeting, which threatened to break up the cake before aid can reach them.

Durant Continues The Victory Road; Wins Doubleheader
Durant City continued winning laurels on the basketball court last night when two of its teams won games on the home floor. Durant High won a close one from Weedville High, 33-29. The Plate Glass boys, led by Bouch’s 18 points, went into an early lead and were never headed, although the contest was close at all times.

Tear Gas Lets Go In Bradford Bank
Employees, officials and patrons of the McKean County Trust company fled in precipitate haste to the street today, tears streaming down their faces, when eleven tear-gas guns were suddenly discharged during the annual examination of the bank’s protective system.

Disorderly House At Wetmore Raided
County Detective Jack Allison, assisted by a detail of Pennsylvania State police, consisting of Corporal C.E. Stacey, Private H.E. Fitzgerald, and M.J. Zerbe, of Kane, and Privates J.W. Moser and A.R. Rogosky, of Emporium, and Constable C.J. McKnall, of Kane, raided an alleged disorderly house at Wetmore Saturday night about 11:30 o’clock and arrested Fillipa Musitani, alleged proprieter, and two inmates.
A small amount of illegal wine was found on the premises, along with the “buys” which had been made before.
Charges of operating a disorderly house and violation of the liquor law were preferred against Musitani. Charges of prostitution were preferred against both women.

Council Reinstates O’Leary, Is Suspended Again
Council Clears Ousted Chief of Charges
Joseph O’Leary, five weeks ago elected chief of police here, was still without office today.
Borough Council at an adjourned meeting last night heard Burgess E.W. Albertson’s evidence to support his contention that O’Leary was not a fit person to be chief due to his association with “persons of no visible means of support and reputed to be violators of the law.”

Child Injured In Collision Of Sleds On Street
Tot Has Leg Broken, Another Stunned By Impact
Fast “Bobs” Hit Handsled On Hill
Walter, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Reynolds, of Park avenue, is in the Community hospital today with a fractured right leg as the result of a collision between a handsled he was riding and a pair of bobsleds piloted by Bobby O’Connor, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John O’Connor, of Poplar street at the intersection of Poplar street and Tionesta avenue early last evening.

Merchants Play At Warren Tonight
The Kane Merchants basketball team will start their season tonight in Warren with the Yes Service Station five. The Merchants are anticipating a tough time as the Yes team is the pick of Warren’s basketball talent under Harry Conroy.
The Merchants making the trip are Joe Bifanio, Sam Bifanio, Mike Johnson, Magowan, Ken Doubles, Jacklin and the two Chearmonte brothers.

Clarence “Sunshine” Anderson On Tour
Clarence “Sunshine” Anderson of Kane, sensational young billiard player, has created a sensation in his tour of eastern cities and is winning recognition as the champion trick shot player of the world. He has advanced from obscurity to stardom in a remarkably short period of time.