Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper by by Ancestry
The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania • Page 17

The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania • Page 17

Indiana, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:

Generally fair' and Continuftd cdld today, 'Saturday, fair with rising temperaturj, is official for" this section-of the statd, A AN INDIANA CdUNTY NEWSPAPER THAT SfiRVfiS EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY -WYUM. COVERING THE WORLD FROM THE COMMERCIAL CENTER 6f WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA TEDDY Armistice Cay, thanksgiving, Christmas, New how the yeai 1 Easter will be here before you can say Jack Rabbit or something. VOLUME 64, PAGES INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, 3, 1939. TWO SECTldNS NEUTRALITY BILL LOCAL HOSPITAL NEWEST-MEMBER OF PLAN HERE Facilities Placed At Disposal of Association MANY JOINING Over 1,000 Persons Now Members in Indiana County The facilities of the Indiana Hospital have been placed at the disposal of subscribers of the nonprofit group hospitalization. plan through the medium of the Hospital Service Association, it is announced by A. J. Musser, president of the Indiana Hospital. In taking this step the board of the Indiana Hospital makes the hospital a participant in the movement to the basis of hospital service by making such hospitalization available as a community project. The action of the Indiana Hospital in becoming a participant in this civic movement means that a total of 68 hospitals located throughout this end's of the slate are cooperating in the project to widen the scope of hospitalization. Miss Lillian A'. Hollohan is administrator of the Indiana Hospital. Membership in the Hospital Service Association is through groups formed at the place of employment. Each employed person may enroll on one of types of protection. An employed man or may limit' the protection to himself or herself, both husband'and -wife, or'5 enroll under the family, plan; plan extends protection Against the wife dependent children! unciei' the age Two types of. protection are available, semi-private and also ward service. The cost for semi-private service is 75 cents per month for the initial subscriber; $1.40 per montfc for husband arid arid $1.75 per month for the family plan. The respective rates under the ward service are 60 cents per month for the initial subscriber; $1.00 lor husband and wife, and $1.25 per month for the family. Twenty-one days of hospitalization per year are availawe to each person protected. These 21 days may be taken in one or more admissions. Entry to the hospital is on recom- mendation'of the own See HOSPITAL Continued on page two CALL JURORS FOR SERVICE Grand and Petit Talesmen Are Summoned for December Court The following citizens have been called for grand jury duty injndi- ana December 4: Ueatty, J. Harold, Mahoning Bartley, Harry, Indiana Bowman, M. Armstrong Twp. Buchheit, H. Indiana Campbell, Harry E. Wheatf ield Dick, Elaine, Rayne Township ririck, Margaret, Fisher, Chester, W. Wheatfield Foreman, James White Twp. Glenn, Annice, Pine Township George, H. Indiana George, Heber, Young Township Miss Ethel, Koozer, Indiana Love, Mary Conemaugh Mack, Mrs. Mabel Wi, Indiana McHenry, Herbert, Rayne Twp. Miller, Mrs. Mabel, Washington Neal, Walter, N. Mahoning Neighly, J. Saltsburg Newpher, Wm. Burrell Twp, Ranke, Sara, Young Twp. Rhine, J. Harvey, Brushvalley Travis, W. Mahoning Petit jurors summoned, the week beginning December 11 fol- Beatty, Mrs. Catherine, Blajrsville Cannaziro, Indiana Cessna, Jas. Montgomery Condon, Mrs. Martha, Smicksburg Farabaugh, Edward, Indiana Fetterman, Ivan, Furey, J. Blairsville Gochnour, Samuel, W. Wheatfield Gray, Mrs. Ethel Conemaugh Green, Lewis, Cherry Tree Grundy, J. Ypung Tpwnshjji? Hanna, Tressa, Prushvalley Harvey, William, Burrell Twp. Helwig, Mrs. Gaye, Indiana. Hill, Mrs. Mary Belle, Indiana Hopkins, Wai. Marion Center See JUKORS on page two Notice All Hunters All land owned by Center Coal Co. above Waterman is posted. Trespassers wUl be prosecuted. GUARDSMEN GO SHOPPING FOR "HEAVIES" Extended, Large-S a 1 Cold-Weather Field Training Nears AND AT HOME -o Dates to Be Announced for Indiana, Blairsville Companies Pennsylvania National Guardsmen went shopping for winter underwear today in preparation for their first experience outside of war-time for the veterans in extended, large-scale, cold-weather field training. Adjutant General Edward Martin and the brigade and regimental commanders settled yesterday upon various dates and places for the extra week in the field ordered for approximately 11,000 guardsmen. Established camp areas such as the Indiantowngap and Tpbyhanna reservations in Pennsylvania, and Fort Dix, in New Jersey, will be used where Troops will sleep in permanent buildings. Some outfits will work from their home armories. First, to go into the field iwill be- the 166th J-ield Har- Wayhesbbrd, Bellefp'hte DU- BoTs. It will move -to Indiaritown Gap tomorrow. Harrisburg, Chambersburg- and Carlisle troops of the 104th Cavalry be at Indiantown Gap during the week of Nov. 19. Philadelphia units of the regiment will train near home at same time. The 103rd Cavalry will assemble at Clearfield Sunday for seven consecutive days of training. Troops will march overland from their armories in Tyrone, Lewisburg, Sunbury, Lock Haven, Altoona, New Castle and Punxsutawney. Division and brigade commanders and their staffs will go to Indiantown Gap Nov. 17 to 19, and De-' cember 2-3 and '16-17, with these other troops: 28th Division Headquarters Detachment, and 28th Division Medical Detachment, both of Philadelphia; 28th Military Police Company, York; 55th Infantry Brigade Headquarters Company, Harris- See GUARD Continued on page two OIL SPECULATOR TO RETURN LANDS CARLISLE, Nov. 3. Morris Berman of'Philadelphia is oh five years' probation and has been fined $1,000 and costs and ordered him to return 255 acres of Warren County oil land to its original owners. In Judge Fred Reese ordered Berman yesterday to return $1,440 to two residents of Mechanicsburg, Karl E. Yuengal and Mrs. Estelle Thomas Steele, who ahd invested in the lands under Berman's "Warren Group No. 1" oil promotion plan. i Testimony was ftffered to show that 79 investors throughout the state had put a total of $236,000 in the venture. VACCINATION. MERCER, Nov. 3. B. Allison's refusal to have his son vaccinated so the lad could attend school brought him a jail sentence of 20 days. Sheriff Clyde B. Scowden said tigday the man was taking his imprisonment just like any other prisoner, eating regularly and spending his time reading news" papers and magazines. Failure to send nine-year-old Earl to school resulted in Allison's arrest four He was.sent to. jail after the school board announced it had given him a chance to pay $85 in fines or appeal. The Stuff I4fe Is Made of Time, Friend. the stuff. When you are driving a few seconds mean very little, but when you have an important engagement, a minute or two on your clock may mean the difference between success and. failure. So why not make your living room more attractive with one of our beautiful clocks? Then you can assured ol being on time. All prices yedujced, S. W. Co, GREAT BRITAIN'S LOUDEST SPEAKERS CONFERENCE i j-- Arms Emiargo Ban Industry atf High Peak Finns in Kreml in Talk Giant guns of Great Britain's coast defense, shown In hitherto unpublished'picture blasting away in a practice session. Capable of throwing: a shell across France, they take on Importance under the ever-present threat of a German air and sea attack on England. RUFFNER RITES SUNDAY AT.2:00 Aged Citizen Died Suddenly of Heart Attack in Local Store SAMUEL D. RUFFNER. Funeral services for Mr. Ruffne'r of South Mahoning township, whose unexpected death of a' heart attack oc-; curred in a Philadelphia street store at 9:00 a. m. Thursday, will be con- dueled in his late residence at 2:00 p. m. Sunday. A'son' of David and Lydia (Rate- Ruffncr, he was born Septem- early life wfcs spent inithe-Hillsdale community and the past seven years in South Mahon- irig was a coal miner for several years. Surviving with his widow, Mrs, Viola (Blose) Ruffner, are a daught er, Mrs. Thomas Clifford of Swissvale; three brothers: Sherman Ruffner of Home. Daniel Ruffner or Plumville John Ruffner Home; two sisters: Mrs. Agnes Elkin of arid Mrs. Anna of Jefferson County; three grandchildren and three great-grand children. WILLIAM VERON BR1TTON. Friends are being received in the family home, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. The Rev, Harr.v Burton Boyd and Harry Prugh will officiate and interment will be in Beechwoods Cemetery, Jefferson County. WILLIAM Friends are being received in the family home, where services will be conducted at 2:00 p. m. Monday. The Rev. John Kennedy, D. will officiate and interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. DAVID D. KROUSE, born April 30, 1880, at Cookstown, died Wednesday, November 1, at 7 a. m. of a complication of diseases in his Ebsnsburg home. He was the son of George and Martha (Parks) Krouse. See OBITUARY Continued on page two TAX NOTES GET LOW INTEREST 0 HARRISBURG, Nov. 3. A $30,000,000 tax anticipation note is- se seqond series to be sold by the administration during this fiscal awarded yesterday at the lowest interest rate for such short- term securities in Pennsylvania's history. The securities were purchased at an interest rate of less than four- tenths of one per cent by a syndicate including New York banks, the Pennsylavnia Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities, Philadelphia, and the Northern Trust Company, Chicago. MCCARTHY FOR MINE INSTITUTE T. F. McCarthy, general superintendent of the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corporation, Indiana, will speak on "Mechanical versus Conveyor Loading in Central Pennsylvania," at the 27 mining institute of the Fifteenth Bituminous District, held tomorrow in St. Thomas parish house, Barnesboro. A program of talks and entertainment will follow the dinner at 6 o'clock in St. Edward Church. Lumber 2x4, 2x6, 3x8. Cheap. See L. James, 2nd and Maple Grandview Extension. 54 Vote lor Frank A. Sibley for County Auditor. PARENTS RELUtTANT TO HAVE THEIR SONS IN BAG LIMITS AREJLEHERE Hunters Report Results; Only Two Minor Casualties CRAIG TURKEY The Stone Cicek Club was in the field yesterday and Robert James Craig brougnt down a turkey. The only other one to see a gobbler was John G. St. Glair. From last reports the turk was still circling beauti- fully. Others in the group were John M. Miller, Dr. H. B. Neal, W. Earl Long, Dale Timberlake, Irvin Glasser and Beryl'seanor. Jacob Rheam was chef de luxe, So far no fatalities and only two minor casualties have been reported in Indiana County as the r.mall game season enters, its third according to local game and hospital authorities. While game in some other parts: of the state is unofficially reported; not to have lived up to hunters' bonanza expeclations, Indiana County nimrods have reported excellent luck, most of them bagging the limit'. Rabbits are said to be particularly plentiful. Over 2600 Indiana County hunters, have been licensed, according to John M. Thompson, county treasurer. Tardy sportsmen need not fear a shortage, he said, indicating that an adequate supply of Hcenses is See HUNTINQ Continued on page two ARCADIA YOUTH NOW IN NAVY William Joseph Biroscak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Biroscak, of Arcadia, has been accepted for enlistment in the Navy, according'to word received by Louis C. Blicker of the recruiting station, Johnstown. Biroscak was graduated from Montgomery Township High School with the class of 1938. Notice V. F. W. Auxiliary members report at Poppy headquarters, Moore Hotel, Sat. morn. 8:00 o'clock. 64 Only Military Phase of Service Is Uniforms -Q-L HARRISBURG, 3 talk has made some Pennsylvania, parents reluctant to their sons join the CCC. reaction was found by the department of public aSjislance during the fall enrollment period when the state's 17,000 quota was filled enlistments. i'Despito' 1 of Fedeial CCC Duector Robeit Fechner as to civilian, non-military natuie oi the corps, some of our local agenis found parents reluctant their Sons go for fear that voluntary enrollment in the 'CCCvinight lead to some of compulsory, military service," Secretary Howard L. Rus sell said today. The military phase of the service is the use of khski uniforms and the observed. Youths- selected families of the unemployed to six- month terms return 1 $22 of their month pay to their Approximately 2,249 of the new enrollees will Pennsylvania camps. The CCC has slaved 1,666 for conservation work in Maryland and Virginia and 836 will be sent to New Mexico, Arizona or Texas. The enrollees by counties: Adams, seven; Allegheny, 621; Armstrong, 40; 130; Bedford, 15; Berks, 42; Blair, 50; Bradford, 14; Bucks, 16; Butler, 35; Cam- brja, 201; Cameron, five; Carbon, 50; Centre, 48; Chester, 35; Clarion, 20; Clearfield, 100; Clinton, 22; Columbia; 35; Crawford, 15; Cumberland, 12; Dauphin, 54; Delaware, 57; Elk, 10; Erie, 59; Fayette, 240; Forest, five; Franklin, seven; Fulton, six. Greene, 30; Huntingdon, 20; Indiana, 43; Jefferson, 35; Juniata, five; Lackawanna, 343; Lancaster, 50; Lawrence, 105; Lebanon, eight; Lehigh, 35; Luzerne, 325; Lycoming, 25; McKean, 13; Mercer, 57; Mjfflin, 12; Monroe, 10; Montgomery, 45; Montour, Northampton, 3fy Northumberland, 135; Ferry, eight; Philadelphia, 650; Pike, one; Potter, 10; Schuylkill, 241; Sr.yder, two; Somerset, Sullivan, four; Sus quehanna, 11; Tioga, eight; Union, none; Venango, 27; Warren, 25: Washington, 150; Wayne, four; Westmoreland, 220; Wyoming, eight; York, 33. Molly Ann Shop off on all McMullen dresses. COUNTY RELIEF LIST DROPS BELOW 10,000 For the first time in many months, the case load of persons receiving relief in Indiana County has dropped below 10,000, C. L. Thomson, Executive Director of the Indiana County Board of Assistance, announced today. In the week ending October 21, a total of 9,629 persons receivecP direct assistance. The grants to these per-, sons totaled $15,375.92. This com-" pares to 11,173 on relief at a cost of $20,968.30 in the week entjing August 5. Mr. Thomson pointed out that this is a net decrease of $5,000 a week During the week of October the last week for which figures are total of 59 cases were opened and 302 closed in Indiana County. "Tbis trend hag been appsjreojt ipy several months," Mr. Thompson said, "and reflects the general improvement in the industrial and economic situation in the county." Mr. Thomson said that large numbers of relief clients are coming voluntarily to the Public Assistance office each week, and asking to be taken off the relief rolls because they have obtained jobs Last week 41 requested that their c'ases be closed. The week before the number was 46. Mr. Thompson said the large number of voluntary requests is a clear-cut indication that a large proportion of persons on relief are honest, and have no desire or intention of defrauding the state and the taxpayers who have been supporting them 9 troublous time ia their Ijves. TRADE WASHINGTON, Nov. Federal Reserve Board announced today that American industry was rolling out products at tne fastest pace since 1929 and probably would continue at as rapid a gait, until the end of the year at least. At the same -lime, Secretary of Commerce Hopkins said wholesale trade during the 'first 'nine months of the year aggregated $15,000,000.000, an increase of $1,000,000,000 over the corresponding period of 1938., Figures from the bureau of domestic, and foreign commerce showed that half the gain accounted for in 1 and September. September sales of wholesalers were 16 1-2 per Cent higher than in September. The Reserve Board tempered its optimism with the comment that "unless there is considerable increase in the consumption of goods, the accumulation of inventories which is now 'under way is likely to reach substantial proportions," This meant that, unless peoplte and business buy' and use up newly- produced goods faster than they now are doing, factories soon might reach the point of shutting down temporarily to get rid of all. their present stocks. However, moderate increases in letaij. sales and plant expansion, together with continued active residential construction, also were The board estimated the Octobei late of pi eduction at 120 per cent of the. 1923-25 average, compared with revised figure of 111 (for- merly'given as 110) for September, 92 for the low 1939 months of April See TRADE Continued on page two RUSSIA MOSCOW, Nov. organ of the Communist declared today that FinlaucTs Foreign Minister Eljas Erkko had "directly threatened" the Soviet Union ant! that his remarks of Wednesday night "cannot be appraised otherwise than as an appeal for war with the U. S. S. Piavda said ErkkoY position was "precisely like that of Former Polish Foreigir Minister Beck. It is known that he too made provocative speeches. before the Polish-German war, and the result was that he provoked war with Germany." Beck, it said, "had the support of certain powers, and because of.this, Poland perished." Britain and France were not named directly. On Russia's part, Pravda asserted: "We shall send to Hull any and all maneuverers and we shall go directly toward our aims. We shall assure safety and obtain our goal, crushing all in our The article 'dealing with negotiations for concessions which Russia has Her little Baltic neighbor came on the day a Finnish delegation was expectsd to start its final discussions at the Kremlin. Foreign circles had interpreted Erkko's Wednesday 'night as conciliatory in tone and foresaw an early settlement of the Russian requests, but theiPravda article used tlio strongestya'pguale yet employed publicly negotiations. Citing the fact trial Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1 'already harl signed, mutual assistance pacts Russia, Pravda said: "Attempts to deny the mutual ad- See RUSSIA Continued on page two NEUTRALITY Bulletin WASHINGTON, Nov. Roosevelt, expressing gratification at the size of the majority by which the House showed- its approval $of arms embargo repeal, asserted today he was glad the neutrality bill had restored the historic position "of neutrality of the United States. In response to a press con- fercnce request for comment on the legislation as it now stands, virtually approved by. Congress, Mr. Roosevelt authorized this quotation: "I'm very glad that the bill has restored the historic position of neutrality of the United Stales." The chief executive, under further questioning, disclosed that he probably would Issue' several proclamations under the new measure, once he has signed it. He hoped to get proclamations out of the way, he said, before leaving for his home at Hyde Park, N. to- morrow or Sunday. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. JL. America's new neutrality program, lifting the arms embargo but narrowing the traditional "freedom of the seas" policy for United Status rhipping, required only by Congress tc- 1 rj fote becoming law. -A sweeping -admmiatra lory in the House rejected jnuposais for complete and partial embargoes by more than 60 voles and set'the stage, for quick final aclion and adjournment of the special session before the week ends, i See NEtti-EALITY Continued on page two te- 6,0, RALLY HERESATUROAY Former Superior Court Judge Baldridge to Be Speaker The Hon. Thomas J. Baldridge, present fudge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and candidate for, re-election, will speak at a county-wide Republican rally at 8 o'clock tomorrow night in the Indiana County Court House, according to Earl Long, county caVnpaign manager. The meeting will culminate a series of 15 rallies throughout the county, marking the e.nd of quiet but active efforts on the part of the Republicans to get voters to the polls at the conclusion of a campaign which has been somewhat overshadowed by international issues. Other prominent Republicans will speak at the rally and a musical program has been arranged. Large delegations of Republicans from every precinct in the county are expected to attend. County Republican leaders stated that rallies so far have been well- attended and predict a conclusive Republican victory. FIVE ARRESTED IN BIG FAG THEFT -0- PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3. men have been arrested on charges of stealing 'almost a million cigarets from a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad warehouse last month, Detective Inspector Walter Mfinaghan re- poprted today. He said the loot, valued at approximately $5,000, later was sold at cut-rate prices that netted each man about $280. KDKA TO GO "FUTURIAN" PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3. will project itself 20 years into the future tomorrow when Westinghouse statinh KDKA broadcasts for the listeners of the year 1959, Produced in conjunction with the dedication of the station's new 50,000 watt transmitter, the futurians' program will consist of 10 five-minute addresses recorded by leaders in the fields of religion, education, industry, government, science and communication. Brown for Sheriff The only Farmer Candidate, 64 ARMLESS SAFFORD, Ncv. 3. (ff) six-day-old girl snuggled 'close to her armless mother, unaware that it was anything, but normal to be juggled about for feeding and other care by a pair of feet instead of hands. The mother, Mrs. Ruth Matthews, a transient, has eight other children. Despite dozens of offers for adaption, she expressed determination to keep the baby, born alongside a highway Saturday. "It will not take much ot feed the baby. It won't cost much," she added anxiously. Mrs. Matthews' armless condition is congenital. 74 ARE INDICTED IN LOTTERY GAME Arrests Include Seven Residents of Western Pennsylvania BOSTON, Nov. In 40 cities from Maine to Minnesota, Federal agents began a roundup today of 71 men and three women indicted by a Federal grand jury here last September as promoters and agents of an allegedly fraudulent $20,000.000 lotlery racket. Among those listed for arrest was Abraham F. Zimmerman of Chicago, national headquarters of the lottery syndicate, who has been named by U. S. Attorney Edmund J. Brandon as the "big shot" of the ring. Zimmerman earlier this year appealed a conviction for evasion of income taxes on an income the Government contended totalled $400,000 io a year. Others sought in the Middle West included Julius Zw eig, named as manager of the Gold Bond Company in St. Louis, alleged distribution center for lottery tickets; Ern- cst Daliege, former Chicago policeman; Dr. Frank Deason, 62, ci Chicago, a colonel in the U. S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, who saw active service during the World War, and Russell F. "Duke" Em-. crich of Casey, 111., former University of Chicago football star. Enier- ich was listed as office managei for the Twentieth Century Sales Company, another alleged distribution agency for the Gold Bond Lottery. ntinued on page two Herb fgr Sheriff Able, Honest, Efficient. CITWFLINT PASSESJJERGEN Danger Said to Exist British May Attempt to Seize Her BERGEN, Norway, Nov. Several British warships were observed off the Norwegian coast today, watching the progress of the captive United States freighter City of Flint, and the danger was said to exist they might attempt to seize her The City of Flint passed tha Bergen naval district at 9-30 A (3:30 A. EST) today accompanied by the Norwegian minelayer Olav Tryggvason and two Norwegian destroyers. Authoritalive sources said a member of the City of Flint's erican crew was sick and under treatment by a physician from the Olav Tryggvason. The seaman was See CITY OF FLINT Continued on page two ARCTIC BABY, MOTHER' SAFE Spent Three Nights in Alaska Wildnerness After Plane Is Forced Down ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov 3-, young mother and her 19- day-old baby who spent three beow-zero nights in an Alaska wilderness were safe at the town of McQarth today as rescuers sought to bring out by dog teams the two other victims of the forced A special ski-equipped plane pit loted by Nate Browne landed on Uia snow a half-mile from the marooned group yesterday and flew Christian Beckman, 26, and her baby daughter to McGarth, in West- Central Alaska. The plane carrying the mothej and baby, with Pilot Jimmy and Ole Blendheim, another paf senger, was forced down Monday a snowstorm. Mercy Pilot Kenjxetti Neese, directed to the scene by dio, dropped milk and. qthej: 00 slipping bag, diapers an4 nipples tine party from his plane. Neither Mrs. Seckmn infant suffered any iU etecfc ten the frosty interruption of flight koine to QfJtof ftcpn oanks Hospital. '1 Ash, JJat

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About The Indiana Gazette Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: