Wedding of John W Long
, 1 , i . , ; ' ' j ; ' ' ' , : ! ' ,-School i ' " i ; ; j t ; i i ! re-1 ' j ; ; . , . ' : Nuptial Marks One of Three Family Events At an Impressive pre-fall ceremony, performed In the Broad Avenue Methodist church, Saturday night at 7 o'clock by the Rev. W. W. Breckbill. Miss Helen Al-bertha" Wagner, daughter of William Theodore and Myra Irene Wagner. 3018 Spruce avenue, became the bride of Staff Sergeant John. William Long, son of William A. Long. 3017 West Chestnut avenue. The double ling ceremony was performed on the day of the 25th wedding anniversary of the bride's parents. . The church was beautifully decorated in ferns, palms and white gtadioli. Mrs. Paul Richa r d s gave a 15-minute interlude prior to the ceremony accompanied on the organ by Miss Dorothy Summers. She sang "Because" t and "At Dawning." Immediately after the ceremony and preceeding the benediction service she sang "Beneath the Cross of Jesus." The bride, given in marriage by her father, was charming in a white brocaded organia gown on princess style with sweetheart neckline. She wore a veil of illusion caught in a crown shape with a cornet of seeded pearls. Her jewelry was a three strand pearl necklace, and a ruby bracelet, the husband's gift. She carried a shower bouquet of white gladioli. The bride's sister. Miss Bernice Wagner, attending as maid of honor, wore a chiffon gown of maize with a shoulder length veil to match and a maize tiara. She carried maize colored gladioli and wore a three strand pearl necklace. Other attendants were Mrs. John Barclay, who wore an orchid chiffon gown with matching tiara and veil and carried orchid gladioli and also wore a three strand pearl necklace, and Mrs. Raymond Long wore an aqua chiffon gown with salmon "accessories and flowers and wore a three strand pearl necklace. The bride's gifts to her bridesmaids were compacts while the bridegroom presented each of his attendants with billfolds. Attending the bridegroom hs best man was his brother Raymond Long of Coalport; as ushers. George Kauffman, cousin of the bride of Lock Haven and Roubert Houck, Altoona. Mrs. Wagner, mother of the bride, was charming in a gown of black sheer crepe with garnet accessories, garnet velvet hat and a shoulder corsage of garnet roses. Mrs. Long, mother of the bridegroom wore a navy blue gown with navy accessories and a shoulder corsage of garnet roses.. , Immediately following the wedding ceremony a reception and buffet lunch was served to 65 guests. Out of town guests included: Mrs. Charles Stouffer and Mrs. William Stouffer, both of Cresjptown. Md.; Mrs. Myra Swaitz, Bedford and her son Ao-raham and wife, also of Bedford. The bride was graduated from Altoona High school, class - of 1933 and of the Altoona comptometer school. The bridegroom was graduated from Altoona High school, class of 1935 and prior to his enlistment in the United States army he was employed as an accountant in the Young company. Staff Sergeant Long is at present located in Shaw field, Sumpter. South Carolina, where he is engaged in the United States army finance department as an accountant. The couple left Sunday afternoon for a wedding trip to Erie and the northern part of tha state. Sergeant Long will return to duty September 28 and his bride will remain temporarily with her parents. The wedding, being the occasion of a triple celebration, the 25th wedding anniversary of the bride's parents, the 19th anniversary of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr.' and Mrs. William Stacey, 816 South Sixteenth street, was attended by many friends and relatives who were tendered a turkey dinner at the home of Mr.' and Mrs. Wagner at noon Sunday. Immediately following the couple left for a wedding rip.