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December 31, 1929

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. May, we extend to you our ' f sincere best wishes that your . New Year may be one of the kind that you most desire. WEATHSft Fait* -with tnlld today. Wednesday, light, ftritt, followed by coUei m&tmt t it the local forecast. VOLUME 26.—NO. 108. INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 81,1929. TWO CENTS INJURED LADS BETTER TODAY Miss Anna Martha Iseman, 19, in Machine Sicleswiped by Engine at Railroad Crossing in Yatesboro. V OTHER TRAGEDIES 1' Fatally injured when the car in \which she was riding was sideswiped Ipby a' shifter locomotive at the Yatesboro crossing of the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company shortly before last midnight, Miss Anna Martha Iseman, 19,,- daughter of William Iseman of 1268 Church street, died as the ambulance in which she was being conveyed to the Indiana 'Hospital, entered the institution grounds about one o'clock this morning. Marks on her body would not be sufficient to cause death, according to physicians, and it is presumed that internal injuries, coupled with shock, caused her demise. Aside from slight cuts'and bruises and shock, Dr. H. A. Milo of Harrisburg, who was driving the car, was not otherwise injured. Miss Iseman was a. stenographer in the office of. Scout Executive W. Ralph Harrison in the Weamer building, South Seventh, street. In the communicating '. office of ' County Farm Agent John W. Warner, Dr. . Milo has made his headquarters since last November, while assisting 'in the'tuberculin testing of cattle in Indiana county. Learning that Dr. "'^Kfilp was Agoing to:. 1 .Kittanning on : business .last- evening, Miss Iseman askedVf /she might accompany him for: avjs|t with friends in the Arm•;"strong, county seat. The return trip .to. Jikliana was started shortly after e''.7cn o'clock. .'a 3>i's. automobile reached the Y ,r.-jj:-o crossing, Dr. Milo noticed :!'•• rrru-na-ching shifter locomotive :.••' '" i : a avoid a head-on collision,! ./••-. •; his car sharply to the left.' - ...'vne side-swiped the automo- '! c:i the side on wliich Miss Ise-1 r . Vvhs riding- and practically <le; '.:3d it. Dr. Milo states that he J: ; £r.-:nrcd witnesses to the effect J i]:r.':. there was no whistle or bell stunted by tho locomotive of its app;, a?h and that there was no watchman. (Continued on page two) The many friends of George Bor ing, 13, soi? of Mr. and Mrs. H. H Boring, of-' 1272 Church street ami Edwin Twigg, 13, son of Mr. anc Mrs. Samuel Twigg, of. 1259 Oaklanc avenue, who were terribly mainec when an undetonated .shrapnel shel" exploded in the rear' of the Boring home Saturday afternoon, were delighted to learn this morning that the boys are responding nicely to treatment in the Indiana Hospital The lads, who have displayed remarkable courage throughout their trying ordeal, are reported to be excellent patients and their early recovery is expected. FARMERS JOIN FOR PROTECTION Association Formed by Pomona Grange to Remove Curse of Chicken Thieves and Other Property Destroyers. NAME'OFFICERS New Ambulance Of S. C Streams Silas C. Streams is being congratulated upon the acquisition of one if the most modern and up-to-date ambulances to be in use outside of large cities arid very seldom in the cities themselves. It represents the expenditure of a large sum 1 of mom $ and but shows the progressive spirit of the Indiana funeral director in giving the best service at hir command. The ambulance is 'an eight-cylinder Candillac of 1930 design and construction. The body of the ambulance was built by the A. J. Miller Company of Bellefonte, 0. It is of a two-tone sand color and is equipped with a Lorain spotlight and -i siren of the largest type. The interior trim is of light buff leather and its equip, ment is the last word for handling of emergency cases. In addition to the regulation cot, there is a davenport bed on the opposite site, which can be used for a second patient. (Continued on page two) GALA^WEAT- RITZ TONIGHT At the Pomona Grange meeting at Clymer,'the curse of "chicken thieves and theft of other property was thoroughly discussed. This nuisance is becoming continually wors'e. In the vicinity of Marion Center and Home some 2,000 chickens have been stolen in the lastthree months. " It was therefore decided to organize a Protective Association known as the Protective Association of Indiana County to combat this'crime. A Con-; stitution and By Laws was adopted and the following directors elected: President, E. M. Thompson, Home; First Vice President, Howard Park, Indiana, R. D. 4; Second Vice President, John R. .Smith, Penn Run; Third Vice President, M. C. Stewart, Homer City; Secretary, J. W. Warner, Indiana, and Treasurer, John G. St. Glair, Farmers' Bank and Trust Co., Indiana. The committee met on Saturday and made plans for operations. The dues will be $1 per individual member, $25.00 for organization member(Continued on page two) CARNAHAN IES IN ARIZONA Former Indiana Resident Passes Away After Long Illness—W. C. Long Died at His Home on Clymer Road. OTHER DEATHS 60 CHILDREN PERISH IN FIRE Mrs. Nancy Carnahan of 330 Church street received word this morning of the death yestei'day in Phoenix, Ariz., of her daughter, Miss Grace Carnahan. The body will be brought to Indiana Friday morning. An obituary will be given in Thursday's issue. W. C. Long W. C. Long died this morning shortly before eight o'clock at his home on the Indiana-Clymer 'road. An obituary will be given later. Howard Ryan PUNXSUTAWNEY, Dec. 31 — Howard Ryan, son of Mrs. Sarah Ryan, of Youngstown, Ohio, a nephew of Mrs. Edith Lester and of Mrs. S. M. Miller, of this city, died at 4 o'clock Monday morning at his home after an^illness of about one year. The deceased, who was a veteran of the World War, was severely passed in action and tuberculosis is believed to have resulted. Prior to the World War he saw action on the Mexican border as a member of, the Ohio National' -Guard. The young man was born in Punxsutawney, 33 years ago, the son of John (deceased) and^ Mrs. Sarah Ryan; - 'Her-attended' high school here and was active in athletics as a mem- jer of the high school basketball and ;rack teams. He was known to his myriad school friends as "Scoby." A sister of the 'deceased. Miss Nelle Ryan, taught school in Punxsutawney about 15 years ago, the Ryans having "eft Punxsutawney for Youngstown :n 1914. The deceased was. married and eaves -his widow and two children, funeral services will be held in Youngstown, Ohio. , .PAISLEY, Scotland, Dee, 31.— (INS)—Horrible tragedy visited thi peaceful .mill city this afternooi when at least sixty children, ranginj in ages from a few years to earl; teens, lost their lives in a fire whid destroyed the Glen motion pictur theatre during a children's ma'tinej. The fire broke out from an unde termined cause while the theatre v/a jammed with hundreds of childr°i attending a special New Year's Ev> performance staged for their denefi' Most of the deaths were caused n the panic-stricken rush for floors am windows a short while after the firs few wisps of smoke curled down among the youthful audience. Th rescuers found unconscious heaps o children, many of them dead anc others suffering- terrible injuries jammed against the doors and windows. FOUR-YEAR-OLD 'S DEATH Mrs. Susan Blahpvec Mrs. Susan Blahovec, aged 24, wife of Frank Blahovec, of Rossiter, died suddenly Sunday night of heart ;rouble. The deceased had been in ier usual state of health when she -•etired Saturday night. Her husband (Continued on page two) A gala time is in store for those who attend the Midnight Show in the /'Rita" Theatre tonight. The management has ,v stellar p";grain headed by "Broadway Scandals," one of the great screen an;! talking hits of the year. There will be much laughter and many songs, "whoopee," come-ye-alls ami u general good time for everyone. A special surprise will be presented on the stage. Beautiful girls, gorgeous costumes, snappy, dances, catchy music and beautiful stage arrangements re some of the features of the ?candaK Every minute will overflow with a-.. tion. And remember those, who a,Cr rive early get thebest seats. Interesting Speakers and Music Featured a.Real Big Evening. One of the most delightful holiday social events was thp annual banquet and meeting of the Edwards Motor Company held in McConn's Cafe Monday evening. Places were arranged for 22, designating the managers, the employes and guests from here and elsewhere. Seated at the table the men proved an inspiring group of hustlers in business «.nd the tenor of their talks, while strictly of the "shop" nature, kept everyone interested and at times amused, not amused at the speaker or his talk excerpts, but amused at humor, ous quips injected into the program. A special paragraph was asked in the case of William Moore, who gave a solo of much merit"and Treasure. Then will use this much of the paragraph as an introduction of tho speakers, the names of which follow: Ira C. Edwards and F. M, Fritch- nmn, owners and manager?; D. J. Brady. Pittsburgh, Zone Sales Promotion Manager of the Chevrolet Motor Company; M. A. Carlson, of Johnstown, Chevrolet repre.senta.tivfi; G. A, Krause, Pittsburgh, sales mnn- r.ger; G. A. Kalvington, Indiana, manager of the Pennzoil Company; G. W. Case, shop foreman and Wade Harris, H, R. Walker, Earl Wiggins, Steve Pecola and Dr, Ward Timblin. It was all Chevrolet talk, the presentation of the plans and specifications for the new year and the service which will be represented by the new models, both in the pleasure and business types. Music for the evening, aside frtur. Moore's solo, and some other, was furnisned by Mario, the accordion wizard, assisted by his daughter, ''Princess Gloria." "Johnny" In Trouble Again BEDFORD, Pa., Dec. 31.—INS— Laura Adeline f , ("Johnny") Deaner, 19, is in trouble again. Laura, who prefers to be called Johnny and prefers boys' to women's clothing—insists in fact that even court orders do not change her opinion about clothes—is in the county jail here, charged with participating in a robbery at a barbecue stand, according to District Attorney J. C. Wright. Miss Deaner encountered the law last May, when posing as a boy, she was arrested on a charge of passing counterfeit $20 bills. She was placed on parole in federal court after the trial at which her companions were sentenced. The girl, reared in the mountains near here, prefers the hardihood of a man's life on her parent's farm to the comparative quiet of the. kitchen or the parlor. She does the work of a man on the farm, including the clearing of land and the pulling of stumps from the rocky soil. Shortly before her most recent apprehension she asked probation authorities for permission to go to AI- toona for work. She decided to stay at home when the permission was given with the proviso that she don feminine apparel. L a d Gleefully Gives Dramatic Story of How His Mother Shot Down State Patrolman Near New Castle, $3,000 REWARDS BELLAIRE, p., Dec. 31.—INS— ;0ut' : of "t'he-JiiTJuth •-of-her: 4-yearf6lc baby boy today, Irene Schroeder, 30, of Benwood, W. Va., was named as the slayer of Corporal Brady Paul, Pennsylvania State Highway Patrolman who was killed in a gun fight with bandits along the New Castle- Butler road near New Castle, Pa., last Friday, according to the police who questioned "Donnie" Schroeder. According to Pennsylvania State Police who came here to question the child,_who is alleged to have been the lad with the woman who shot Paul, he gleefully recited the dramatic story of how his mother shot down Paul when he with Patrolman Ernest Moore stopped the automobile containing two men, a woman and a child to question them about a holdup in Butler, Pa., that morning.' The child, under questioning by Lieut. E. J. Henry, is said to have implicated his mother, father and "Uncle Joe." The man the child called "Papa" is not the child's legal parent, according to police who say Irene Schroeder (Continued on page two) FESTAL DAY IN LYDICK HOME The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lydick, of East Oak street, was the scene of a delightful family reunion recently, when their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered to make merry. Those present were: George Hawk, Dayton, Pa~., Mrs. E. A. Hawk, Mrs. Charles Burns, Mrs. G'. W. Stratiff and Mrs. F. E, Jones, all of Punxsutawney, Mrs. John Smjth, of Reynoldsvillo, Elmer, of Detroit 1 ; Michigan, Eoty, of Blairsville, Mrs. C. H, Adams, of Olean, N. Y. and Mrs. L. A. Walker, of town. The sons-in-law, daughters- in-law, eight grand children and one great-grand-child were also present. Mr. and Mrs. Lydick have 41 grandchildren and 45 great-grancl-children. WATCH NIGHT MEET TONIGHT YOUTHS ESCAPE FROM MORGANZA Basket Bali Tonight Schneider Club, Pittsburgh, vs. [ndiana Y. Preliminary game at 7:30. Admission 25c, 35c, 50c. , J08x MORGANZA, Pa., Dec. 31.—INS Police in the Pittsburgh district have been asked to search for James McGill, 18 and Walter' Gault, 19, both negroes, who escaped from the Pennsylvania training school here, last night. The missing youths lived in the Hill district of Pittsburgh prior to their sentence. A watch night meeting will be heM in the Wealeyan Methodist Church, Church and Twelfth streets, this evening beginning at 8:30 o'clock. An invitation is extended to all. This evening- at 7:30 o'clock a New Year's Prayer Service will be held in Zion Lutheran Church. Three men will speak, the first on "New Year, a New Start;'" the second on "Dropping Some Things," and the third cm "Making' It Better." The quartet will be present and add to the musical New Year program. A welcome is extended to all. |, ' ,^-fff 5 ;'''^ ".' ' '<*,>-, Sauer Kraut Supper Christian Church Thursday, Feb-, 108xj * . .&$$'**, *t. Weather-strip your doors and windows, see Indiana Lumber & Supply Company. Wed-tfx Special Chicken Dinner On New Years from 12:30 till 3 o'clock, 7i?c, Yellow Lantern Tea- Koom. -lOSx 60PP GIVEN STIFF SENTENCE Indicted on Liquor Charge Defendant Gets $1,000 Fine and One to Two Years in Allegheny Work House. OTHER SENTENCES Judge J. N. Langham meted out the following sentences to law violators when December Court re-opened here yesterday: Charles Bopp, manufacturing and possessing intoxicating liquor, costs, a fine of $1,000 and undergo impris onment in the Allegheny County Work House for a period of not less than one year nor more than two years. Monroe T. Guiste, operating a motor vehicle, while under the influence of liquor, costs and a fine of $200. Mrs. Bruce Patterson, selling and possessing intoxicating liquor, and a fine of $100. Mrs. Victor Connatti, selling and possessing intoxicating liquor, costs and a fine of iflOO: ; Mrs. Camela Colletti, manufacturing and possessing intoxicating liquor, costs and a fine of $200. Pete Attillio, selling and possessing intoxicating liquor, costs, a fine of $200 and undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period of sixty days. • John Persolek, possessing intoxicating liquor, costs and a fine of $100. Frank J.. Gabriel,, false pretense, costs "and undergo"' imprisbhriient in the Allegheny County House for a period; of not less than one year nor more than two years. _ Frank J. Gabriel, on a second conviction of forgery, make restitution of $2,330, to R. V. Kerr, the prosecutor and undergo imprisonment in the Allegheny County Work House for a period of not less than four years or more than eight years. The December term of Civil Court opened before Judge Langham at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The first case called was that of Fred B. Thomas against the late Laird Thompson, an action in trespass. The case was withdrawn from the December Court calendar on. account of the recent death of the defendant. .' La Mantia Brothers in the action of ;respass against the Pennsylvania Railroad asked for a voluntary non- suit, which was granted by the court. The first case listed for trial today was Mr. and Mrs. R J. Reed against E. H. Winslow, an action in trespass. Glee Club At 1st U. P. Church NEW CONCORD, Ohio, Dec. 31.— The Musical clubs of Muskingum College are making ''their annual concert tour during the holiday sea- on, presenting entertainments in Jght cities of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada. Twenty men and six vomen, of the Men's Glee Club' and he Madrigal Club, are in the party .vhich will travel by bus. Professor L\ H, Hamilton, ( head of the Con- iervatory of Music, is director. The ilubs will appear in the First Uni- ed Presbyterian Church, Indiana, Thursday evening, January 2, at 8 ('clock. A program of choruses, quartets, lolos, Christmas carols, string quar- et numbers and readings will p-ive i varied and delightiul evening of mtertainment. The Men's Club and he Madrigal Club of mixed voices ,vill each render two groups of clas- ical and popular songs. Two male [Uartets will present selections, a oprano soloist will sing, and four tring instrumentalists will play, Ths ddition of a reader completes the roupe which will give a high class nd enjoyable performance. (Continued on Page two) WINSLOW CASE UP IN COURT The case of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Reed of Deckers Point, against E. t. Winslow, of Punxsutawney, an actio in trespass, opened before Judge D Marion Patterson of Blair County when court convened here at 9 o'cloc' this morning. The case is an echo o an automobile crash in which th Reed car and the Winslow car figur ed, August 25th, 1928, near March and.. In the crash Mr. and Mrs. Ree and the former's grandmother, Mrs Margaret Kornman of Gipsy, were in jured and the child, son of the Reeds was killed. Mr. and Mrs, Reed ar Seeking to recover $50,000 damage Mrs. Kannan has entered a simila suit against Mr. Winslow. MAYOR BEGINS JAIL SENTENCE Stay of Execution De nied, Joseph Cauffiel Johnstown, Enters Cam bria Co. Prison; Pardon Board Action Sought. NOTES OF~CASE EBENS'B'URG, Dec. 31.—Shortl. before 4 o'clock yesterday afternooi the outer doors of the Cambria coun ty jail swung shut 'behind J'osepl Cauffiel,-: mayor of Johnstown, wh surrendered to the watden of .the in stitutiori to start serving a aentenc of two to three years imposed upon him for official misconduct,'following a trial in the court of common plea last March, Only favorable action b: the ^state pardon board, which wii consider his application at its meet ing January 1'5 in Harrisburg, cai serve to reduce the time he nius spend in prison. Cauffiel's last hope for a stay o execution of the trial court's sen tence, which was sustainend 'by. bob? the state superior and supremi courts, went glimmering this morn ing when, in an opinion written bj President Judge John -E. Evans- anc concurred in by Judge John H. Me. Cann, the county court denied a peti tion for a limited parole until such time as the pardon board could ac (Continued on page two) TAKE LAMBING ON NEW CHARGE Wanted on Charge Larceny by B. & Railroad Co. of S. IOUPLEWEDON CHRISTMAS DAY An article published in Saturday's edition of the- Gazette, led to the arrest of Lawrence Lambing, of . 'McIntyre, after he had been discharge following a •-hearing -held before 'Squire C. C. -McLain, yesterday. Lambing was* charged with stealing a sheep-lined -leather coat owned by, Rockwell Kelley,- of Ernest. During the hearing Lambing testified Kelley had accompanied him from Mclntyre to -Indiana in his father's car. Kelley left the coat in the car and they separated. He claimed after he was ready to return to Mc- lntyre he waited- an hour for Kelley to come for his coat. When he did not appear he returned to Mclntyre. He claimed Kelley did not call for the coat and • he had no' intention of stealing it. After hearing the testimony, tho defendant was dischargee! by the justice. Charles Best, chief detective for the B. and S. railroad company, and Chief of Police Doberspike, of Kittanning, placed Lambing under arrest at the conclusion of the hearing on the charge of selling copoer wire, claimed to have been stolen. The officers, who had been tryimr to locate Lambing, read in an article published in Saturday's, edition of the Gazette that he had been arrested hei'e on a charge of larceny. Their appearance here followed- a telephone conversa tion with 'Squire McLain. New Year's Party Indiana Roller Skating Rink. 108x The marriage of Edgar McQuown, f Indiana and Miss Gilberta Stehens, of Starford, has been an- ounced. The marriage was an event f Christmas in the office of 'Squire Chris Butterworth, at Clymer. King Bird Flour The quality is unexcelled at any price. 49 Ib. sack $2.00, special uauu «v mo ngtib i**.iy^, «».*wv ,,.....price by the barrel, S7.60. Ellis' Mill,! ..-owing machines. • • Thelma Moor- IruJiana, Pa. IDS* '•• -cad, 38, N. (Hh St. 107tfx Square Dance the Old Year Out at Twin Gables Dec. 31st. 108x Drop In and See Baldwin pianos, have one second hand at the right price, Also White NEW YEAR WILL BE GREETED HERE IN USUAL WAY Watch Night Services ir< Churches Gala Mid- Night Show at Theatre Will Vie with Home Celebrations. SOME~~FEATURES "With just- enough watcK meetings to offset the. New Year t whoopee and sufficient whoopee to* counter-act the watch night sessions —thus pleasing persons in all walks of life—Indiana will give a fitting welcome to Master 1930- tonight. Churches will be the mecca for the religiously inclined; private parties will be held for those who ; lil:e to devote an evening to cards and whatnot, ending up with a jonied-hands singing of "Auld Lang Syne;" and the theatre will take care of those who like to watch the old year pass to the accompaniment of a rousing picture and some stage antics. Therefore, Indiana will observe the coming of the new era in much the same way as it is done everywhere, with the exception that there will not* be any night club admittances,.or cover charges. There will be, a general cessation of business tomorrow, with the. radio and the theatre taking care of-the, needed 'varieties of excitement during the day. There- will also be nrf* ; merous family parties, so'me hold-, overs from the Christmas '' vacation ; and others that are brand" new for the •occasion. , ^ ,' •Holiday hours will obtain at the' 1 P_ost Office. There will < not be any city or rural delivery, the window service will be closed all iday and the general closing will be at 10, A. M.' Special delivery and perishable nar- cels -will be delivered, there will be one holiday collection and mails will he received and dispatched as. usuai. A mid-night show tonight will usher in the new year at the Ritz Theatre. The feature sound film will be "Broadway Scandals," 'featuring Sally O'Neil and a dancing ensemble of beautiful girls. On the ; st"— iT *"ve will be a big surprise party, the theatre's own stage presentation of niu- sic, dancing and singing. "Open house" will obtain at the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow with a variety of sports attractions. There will not be any issue of the (Continued on Page Two) Whole Town Battles Yeggs DAYTON, 0., Dec. 31.—INS—Residents of Phillipsburg, near here, today rose up en masse and staged a pitched gun battle with five would-be jank bandits. They are believed to have shot and killed or at least to iave seriously wounded one or the daring quintet of robbers, who were armed with machine guns. Ralph Davenport, cashier of the bank, and his wife, were held prisoners in their home near the bank thru- out the night, waiting for,the time vault to open today. The alarm was spread when Floyd, 14-year-old son of the Davenports, returned home this morning after' spending the night with friends. When he opened the door of the residence, a man leveled a machine gun at him. Floyd fled to a nearby illing station and the filling station attendant sounded a general alarm for citizens of the town. Bullet fire from rifles, shot guns and revolvers, answered the rapid, ma- hine gun fire of the bandit gang. The iattle occurred on the main street of he village. Windows in buildings (Continued on page two) NUPTIAL EVENT HERE MONDAY William Beatty, of Mahaffe~ and , liss Maude Price, of McGee's Mills, ,vere united in marriage yesterday by , quire C, C, McLain in Ws office in e^ Hetrick building. Balloon and Novelty {forty Skate tonight on Indiana Balle? kating Rink for health and pleasure. -$ Gabriel snubber service for ftlt makes of cars and trucks. Auto 'arts Co., Ritz Theatre Bldg.

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