Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1930 · Page 20
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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li&.'AXwrfiiSf'ffH M: In the Aftfcdftft Mirror's Business* Office UftRtAOK ftSOORD. AfctlSE^toAtftSIO. fnofning. May IT, Robert .. Wllllattisbttrg and Catharine Ot Unlontown were united in t in the Catholic church at W» by the pastor of that Mr. Alulse Is the son of Mr. ; MfS. Joseph Aluise. They have "l tip housekeeping in Altoona. Mr. is employed by the Pennsylva- *tc highway department. He graduate of the Williamsburg School and Pennsylvania State ,«. They have a host of friends I home communities who will wish Well on their new adventure in t .-,, , MOSSER—HltE ""Ifi*. Flo Hlte of 223 Garber street, jSdfflflaysbui-g, announces the marriage £S»;hM' daughter, Miss Helen Hlte, to : $tf. ijohn Mosser of Mercersburg. The ceremony was performed by the Meth- Wlttt'minister, Rev. C. J. Price, at i fhBnh&riarid, Md.. on Thursday. May $8, 1930. The couple was attended by l Kilty Ivory of Hollidaysburg and E Campbell of Altoona. The bride"n IS a machinist In the Juniata J-'ef the Pennsy. They plan to at 223 Garber street, Hollidays- „, O'DONNELL—LONG. 'Jtr. and Mrs. N. H. Long of 213 Sixth aVenUe. announce the marringe of their daughter, Miss Kathryn Fay Long, to Me. William Ralph O'Donnell, son of MSV and Mrs. J. A. O'Donnell of 2016 Eleventh avenue. The ceremony was Performed on March 24, 1930, by Rev. t!.' J. Price, pastor of the Methodist thu.-ch at Cumberland, Md. Mr. O'Donnell Is employed as a salesman for the Penn Motors. Inc. The couple Vlll reside at the home of bridegroom's "patents for the present. DEATH RECORD. . MRS. MINNIE M. RANCK Ttftfe of E. Bruce Ranck 'of 112 East Crawford avenue, died at her home at 'S.'SB o'clock yesterday afternoon of a * complication of diseases after several «, ' months' illness. She was born at Mc- Allietervllle, Juniata county, a daugh- .* ier of Henry and Martha Shellenberger, and came to Altoona as a child with her parents. She was united in mar- Hage with E. Bruce Ranck on Oct. 13, iiOS. Surviving 1 are her husband, two daughters, Dorothy B. and Gladys Irene Ranck, at home; one brother and t {&ree sisters, Alfred E. Shellenberger in Oklahoma. Mrs. H. D. Johnson of this city, Mrs. H. E. Ressler in Florida, ahd Mrs. Asa B. Smith of Fairmont, tV. Va. Mrs. Ranck was a member of . the First Church of the Brethren from .the time she came to Altoona and was flulte active in all of the church interests. Funeral services will be held in the .First Church of the Brethren at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, interment will be made in Alto-Reste cemetery. GEORGE W. HEESS Of 112 Landis street. Llyswen, died at his home at 4.15 o'clock Saturday afternoon of a paralytic stroke. He was 'born in Altoona, June 23, 1868, a son of Albert F. and Amelia M. Heess, and was employed as a plumber by the Pennsylvania Railroad company. His wife, who was Miss Catherine Hanni- 'gan, died in 1914. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Emma E. Heess, at home; two sisters .and one brother, Mrs. Emma L. Buch of St. David's, Pa., Mrs. C. W. Billin and L. D. Heess —-~of this city. • Mr. Heess was a member tit'-St. Luke's Episcopal church. Funeral services will be held at. the late home at 2.30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon In Charge of Rev. R. Allen Hatch. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery. . The body may be viewed si the home from 2 until G and 7. until 10 o'clock this afternoon and evening. ',* MRS. MARGARET LVNCH "'., ANDERSON Former resident of Altoona and wife r of Carlton G. Anderson, died in St. Catherine's hospital, East Chicago, k . Ind., this morning at 5 o'clock, accord*' Ing to word reaching relatives here.* Death was caused by complications >fter a long illness. She resided in ' this city until three years ago and was a daughter of_ George and Mai-y Lynch, both deceased. Surviving are the husband, one son,. John Edwin Shellenberger of Altoona; two broth- era and one sister, J. H. and George Tjmch and Mrs. Bertha Bigley, all of tola city. The body will arrive here at 12.05 o'clock noon tomorrow and will be taken to Stevens chapel where it may be viewed any time prior to the funeral the time of which will be announced later. . ROBERT UAYIS LYKENS A former resident of Blair county, died at the St. Francis hospital, Columbus, O.. on Friday. He was a native of Oreminea where he was born March 1, 1861, the son of Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Lykens, deceased. He is survived by a brother, C. B. Lykens of Huntingdon, and a number of nieces and nepRews. The funeral will be h>ld on Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 O Clock from the residence of George Ointer of 507 Mulberry street, Hollidaysburg. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn cemetery. AUOLl'H GEIER Widely known resident of Dudley and tor thirty-two years a member of the board of education, died at 2 o'clock this (Horning at the Altoona hospital. He waa a native of Germany, being born Dec. 15, 1864. He was employed ail «. miner at Dudley. Surviving are hie widow, Mary, and the following Children: Mrs. Ellen Haley of Altoona, Miss Agnes and Miss Martha, both of Altoona, Clara of Dudley, and ,. the following brothers: William of Huntingdon, Henry of Dudley and FOR SALE 1929 Packard-8 De Luxe Model (6-45) Sport Phaeton A very beautiful open job In perfect tuudltiou and caiiuut lie Mt4 froia * new cur. Tlilg i» tbe l»rje»t uud Huest cur built by Packard. Uu U5'/i iuclt wheel Vctrlevb body. Left the !*»» titan a year ugo. tutored, »lx wire metal tire cover*, I'ilut driviof 11*1(1, it «|>u( liflitb, U*at«r» uud uiaiiy wilier extra*. Kew tieiieral Dual "8" (i«e», new type <ltfSO> carburetor, ttud lilf li (Jut) IMS bought ut a very rea- figure. t)»U »t KfilO J'liuuo VUH Cu«»tuut ALTOONAN FILMS AUTOJACE MEET Abe Cohen, Local Business M*n, Home From Indianapolis Where He Took Motion Pictures. Abe Cohen, local pawn broker, has returned frr>:n Indianapolis where he witnessed the annual 500-mile Memorial day race on the Indianapolis speedway last Friday, bringing with him a graphic account of the classic. He went to Indianapolis In the interest of the Altoona Speedway corporation to film motion pictures. The local business man was .high In his praise of the new two-man cars that were run on .the Indianapolis track for the first time since 1922. "I think the fans will like these two-man cars when they come to Altoona June 14," Mr. Cohen sa,id. "The second man in each car makes the race much more exciting than were the races in which the single sealer cars took part. That second man was always busy in the Indianapolis race; waving his hands to his pitmen and bobbing his head about to see that everything was going all right." Mr. Cohen was of the belief that the two-man cars are much safer than the single seaters. "The driver has nothing- to do but keep his eyes on the track," he said, i "The fans at Indianapolis liked them, and I think the two-man cars will be popular. "As for the wreck, it did take a little ginger out of \the affair. But I don't think the fans blamdd the spills on the two-man cars. As the drivers say, it was just one of those breaks in the game, and that Is my opinion. I believe the spills may have happened in any case, two-man or one-man cars. "Billy Arnold drove a wonderful race and the crowd was certainly glad to see him win. He is a wonderful boy, you just can't help liking him. The drivers are pretty much enthused over the coming Altoona race, and Billy was just as excited as the rest." Mr. Cohen. got some wonderful "shots" of the race. These will be shown in the annual window display of the speedway in the Penn Central window race week. ALTOOMA, PA., MfcKBAY Carl Geler of Hershey, and one sister, Mrs. Lena Krouse. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception church at Dudley, secretary of the Knights of St. George and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. The remains were taken to Dudley today. FllANK BECKMAN Aged 37, of 1409 Twelfth street, died suddenly at 4.30 o'clock yesterday morning in the city jail where he was serving a sentence for intoxication. He was born in Altoona, Dec. 21, 1892, and was an electrician by occupation. Surviving are his mother, three sisters and two brothers. DANIEL ALTER, FORMER ALTOONAN, VISITS HERE The Blair county chapter! American Institute of Banking, on Saturday evening heard an Interesting and Instructive address by Congressman Lewis T. MeFadden of Canton, Pa., who came here to speak before chapter members and their guests at the eighth annual banquet of the organization held at the Penn-Alto hote"!; Various phases of the present day banking system were described in detail by the congressman. He spoke of the organization of the federal reserve system and commented also at some length on the present day mobilization of independent bank units into the branch system and into the chain or group method of organization. The present international banking situation also .was discussed at some length by the speaker. He Informed his audience that in the near future more than $82,000,000 In reparation bonds would be floated In this country by J. P. Morgan and company in an effort to straighten out the German reparations situation. He cited the fact that It would be possible for Germany to'repudiate the bonds at a later date, thus making the issue rather unsafe for purchase. Five graduates of the institute In this county received certificates at the banquet. They are Frank S. Smith, Kenneth C. Harnden, G. A. J. Wherley, Ross C. Stiffler, all' of the First National bank, and Harold Sawtelle, of the Altoona Trust company. Awards of $100 each were presented to Kenneth C. Harnden and G. A. J. Wherley, the former for maintaining highest scholastic average during the course and the latter as incoming president of the organization. Both made brief addresses of acknowledgement. Ralph Taylor, instructor of the institute, made the presentations, speaking briefly in commendation of the work done by members of the classes and wishing the graduates success. He •also was toastmaster, introducing Edward M. Beers, congressman from Huntingdon county, and head of the congressional publications committee, and W. G. Brown, chairman, of group 6, Pennsylvania Bankers' association, the latter assuring the institute of his cooperation in the coming year. W. H. Roelofs, retiring president of the chapter, expressed gratitude for the support of the chapter and officers during his administration and wished a prosperous term to his successor. The regrets of J. Banks Kurtz, congressman from this district, who was unable to attend on account of illness, were expressed. TWO MEN INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Alter and son, Frank, of Hagerstown, Md., are at present guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dunkle of 1712 Second avenue. Also visiting the Dunkles are Mr. Dunkle's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Waltz and daughter, Imogene, of South Brownsville, Pa. Mr. Alter is -a former resident of this city and some thirty-five years ago left here and settled in Hagerstown where he now Is engaged in the drayage business. He has been In this enterprise for the past quarter of a century. While in Altoona he was In the train service and worked under the late G. W. Station who formerly was master mechanic for the Pennsy in this city. The Alters brought with them some choice specimens of home grown tomatoes procured by them near Hagerstown before coming north to this city. One of the tomatoes when placed on the scales tipped the hand to fourteen ounces and was in fact a very choice specimen. MIDDLE DIVISION VETS TO VISIT WASHINGTON Many members of the Middle Division Veteran Employes association and members of their 1 families next Saturday will visit Washington, D. C., on a sight-seeing trip. A number of them secured their special tickets for the luncheon and bus trip around the capital this morning from B. T. Shook, secretary-treasurer, in the office of Superintendent Sinclair in the Logan House building. Mr. Shook announced that no tickets will be sold on the train and that they should be secured not later than Wednesday in order that arrangements can' be made for bus service and the luncheon. The veterans will leave the city by special train at 3 o'clock Saturday morning and arrive back home some time about midnight or early Sunday morning. ALTOONAN TO GRADUATE. L. Melvln Smith of 1119 Eighteenth avenue ia a member of this year's graduating clasa at Washington and Jefferson college at Washington, Pa. He pursued a course in business and finance and is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Members of the family will attend the commencement tomorrow. BOV INJUUED BV STONE. Raymond Thompson, aged 11, of 3306 Sixth avenue, was treated in the Mercy hospital dispensary yesterday afternoon for a laceration of the left leg suffered when he was struck by a stone. Two skin clips were required to close the wound. Commencement DANCE at Alfarata Park Tuesday, June 3rd Music by Eddie Edwards Aud Jiis Silver Slipper Orchestra 2 years at Silver Slipper and 2 years at Homeland Ballroom, N. Y. Pant-ing 10 till 2. Sub. $2.W a coupe. Superior Music l.argii enclosed dance lltjor. Best route via HolJidaysburg. BANKING CHAPTER HEARS FINE TALK Congressman Lewis T. Padden Speaks Before' County United A. I. B., Banquet at Penn- Alto. McBlair at Two men, Jake Friday of Bald Eagle and Joseph McKec of Osceola Mills, were injured Sunday evening between 6 and 7 o'clock on the Lakes-to-Sea highway between Tyrone and the Triangle, when their cars, going Iri opposite directions, collided head-on. Traffic was heavy and one of the drivers had pulled out of line to pass another car when the cars met. McKeo was taken to a physician's office in Tyrone, where it was found he was suffering a bad fracture of the jaw, two fractures of the right arm and a fractured collar bone. Later in the evening he was removed to the Phllipsbtirg State hospital. Friday was not so badly injured and, after receiving attention in Tyrone, waa taken to his home. The collision occurred during the heavy flow of traffic north from Tyrone from Stultz field, and some delay in traffic was caused. THOUSANDS VIEW BODIES OF MOTHER AND CHILDREN Thousands of persons viewed Hie remains of Mrs. Katherine K. Stehman, aged 37, her son and daughter, John Kenneth aged 4, and Katherine Edwina, aged 2, whose bodies were recovered at Ivyside swimming pool on Friday, as they lay in the Gilden funeral home Saturday and yesterday. The bodies were taken to Lancaster at 6.42 o'clock last evening by John C. Stehman, husband and father of the victims, and his mother and brother. Mrs. Mary Keller and Mlsa Miriam Keller, mother, and sister of Mrs. Stehman, who came to Altoona after the discovery of the tragedy, returned to their home in Lancaster earlier yesterday afternoon. COLORADO WOMAN SEEKS HUSBAND IN ALTOONA Mrs. Roy Dlvely of Grand Junction, Col., has written to Captain B. F. Miller of the city police department, asking for assistance in locating Jier husband, who, she thinks, might be in Altoona. She states that the last time she had knowledge pf his whereabouts he was at Fort Riley, Kan., nine years ago. She says that he has brothers and sisters living in Altoona or vicinity and that she will be glad to hear from them if they have any knowledge of hia whereabouts. CONDITION IS SERIOUS. After an apparent improvement noted over the week-end, Samuel Marino, Coupon man who was badly burned when his house burned down late last week, today was reported to be in a rather serious condition at the Altoona hospital where the man was brought for treatment following the accident. Marino was badly burned about the head, face and upper portions of his body. Mru. Elaie Ducoli, also burned in the same fire, is getting along favorably_ at the hospital, she being less seriously burned. SCOUTING ON THE AIB. The Blair-Bedford Boy Scout council's publicity committee is making plans to carrying scouting to the people of the city and vicinity through the air. A meeting of the committee, of which Harry L. Johnston is chairman, will oe held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at which a radio program will be arranged for Friday evenings during the summer. Speakers will be chosen for the lirat broadcasting on Friday night. Announcing the Removal of ROSE MARIE BEAUTY SHOPPE From 2008 Broad Ave. to NEW LOCATION ia:JO Uulun Ave.. 2nd iuur JJial 3-1)280 Mirror's Circulation / For May, 1930, 774,796 Daily Paid Average, 19,077 Daily distribution as follows: 1 29,917 2 29,916 3 29,409 5 ......... 29,841 6 29,969 7 29.974 8 3O04 9 29,957 10 29,691 12 30,000 13 29,950 14 -29,878 15 29,795 16 ..: 29,880 17 29,454 19 .. .-, 29,732 20 29,831 21 30,330 22 29,849 23 29,681 24 29,204 26 29,803 27 29,807 28 29,817 29 29,779 31 29,438 Total :-. Less service and unpaid. ... 774,796 ... 18,780 Paid circulation .' • 756,016 Sworn and subscribed before me this 2nd day of June, A, D. 193 °' F. M. HETRICK, ~ Circulation Manager. ADA E. REYNOLDS, Notary Public. My Commission Expires Jan. 31, 1933. ' REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADS REELECTED William H. Orr Is Again Chosen County Chairman and. Mrs. A. S. Kech Vice Chairman of Committee. William H. Orr -was reelected chairman and Mrs. A. S. Kech vice chair- mani by the Republican county committee at the reorganization meeting held on Saturday afternoon in the Y. M. C. A. rooms at Hollidaysburg. The term of service is two years.[The election of both party leaders was by unanimous vote. Four executive secretaries, elected for their respective districts, are as follows: Mrs. C. W. Montgomery and Charles E. Stout, Altoona; Howard M. Sell, Hollidaysburg, and Mrs. Ri R. Whlttaker, Willlamaburg. The meeting wan featured by addresses by the legislative" candidates, Senator Richard W. Williamson, A. King Wise, Jesse R. Wike and Samuel G. Hartsock as well as by others prominent in the councils of the party in the county. A tribute., of one minute's silent meditation was paid the late Jesse.L. Hartman of Hollidaysburg, former chairman of the courfty committee and long prominent In the party's activities. A resolution was passed endorsing the national, state and county candidates nominated at the primary election two weeks ago. An appropriate tribute was paid to John W. Barnhart, who served for fifty years as a member of the committee and who voluntarily • retired. He also served as executive secretary for many years. Following the roll call Howard M. Sell nominated Mr. Orr for reelection as chairman. He said that the committee was-100 per cent for the ticket and he warmly praised Mr. Orr for his service, to the party. Seconding speeches were made by Alex Weir of Altoona and G. S. W. Brubaker of Hollidaysburg. There were no \ other candidates and Mr. Orr was chosen by unanimous vote. The name of Mrs. Kech was placed before the body by Alderman George F. Kolley of the Ninth ward. The name of Mrs. C. W. Montgomery was also placed in nomination, but it was stated that she was not a candidate for the position and her name was withdrawn and Mrs. Keck was also chosen by acclamation. Mr. Orr and Mrs. Kech each warmly thanked the committee members for their support and pledged themselves to do their utmost for the success of the ticket and to advance the cause of Republicanism. Mrs. Kech was presented a beautiful boquet of roses by the women members of the committee, the presentation being made by Mrs. W. H. Fields of Altoona. There was a season of oratory, in which, in addition to the candidates, George G. Patterson, H. E. Deshong, W. Lovfill Baldrige, Reuben Long, and Paul Reffner spoke. MERCY HOSPITAL OASES. Admitted. Anna Mary McGirk, 229 Dewey street Lakemont. Esther Conrad, 5400 Colclesser avenue. Earl Robinson, Harrlsburg, Mary Neason, 2916 Eighth avenue. Rosa Klingensmith, Gallitzin 1 . Charles Lupfer, 3022 Walnut avenue. Essington Hoover, 1908 Fourth avenue. Discharged. Erdie Cottle, 2022 Eleventh avenue. Jean Miller, 2911 Maple avenue. Norman Stewart, Hollidayuburg. Marian Kernes, 1316 Spruce street, Hollidaysburg. Eva Fry, 228 East Fifth avenue. Robert Frye ' y»'^ East Willow avenue. Births. Mr. and Mrs. William Wise, llOl'/i Ninth avenue, baby boy. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schaefer, 1421 Logan avenue, Lakemont, baby boy. COUNCIL TO REENAOT SIXTH AVE. MEASURE City council at Its first session in June tomorrow morning will receive the first reading a new ordinance for the paving of Sixth avenue, which will be done jointly by the city and the state. The ordinance, as originally passed provided for the paving between Second and Fifteenth streets; the new ordinance will add lour squares as it is planned to pave the avenue between Lloyd and Seventeenth streets. Plans are now perfected for turning water into the upper Kittanning Point reservoir tomorrow. The basin will be given a thorough flushing before placed in service. WILL HOLU IMKCK. Preparations are being made for a dance to be held tomorrow night ut Bland park, under the auspices of the Otium club. Music will be furnished by Joe Nesblt's Pennsylvanians, and the public, is invited to attend. MAY BUSY MONTH FOR m POLICE .1 They Make 272 Arrests, Almost Half of Whom Are Charged With Drunkenness, Receipts at $1,257.80. The month of May was a busy period for the city police bureau. The officers made 272 arrests, of which thirty-four were for violations' of the traffic regulations. The police court receipts for the month'were $1,257.80. The plain Inebriates , numbered 113, while twenty _had such additional charges as disorderly conduct, panhandling and fighting lodged against them, making the total arrests for drunkenness 136. The offense "netting the second highest number of prisoners was that of disorderly conduct, for which there were thirty-six arrests. Five persons were arrested on the charge of conducting disorderly houses and one for conducting a bawdy house, while there were twenty inmates. Other arrests were as follows: Dangerous and suspicious, 19; fugitives from justice and suspicious persons, 3 each; fighting, 4; resisting and demented, 2 each; gambling, street walking, material witness, larceny, high-, way robbery, runaway, Incorrigible and interfering with an officer, 1 each. Four persons were taken in custody for questioning. Joe Hill was arrested by Sergeant C. B. Campbell at 7 o'clock Sunday evening at Eighth alley and Ninth street on charges of being drunk and disorderly. Sergeant Campbell and Officer C. O. Splcer arrested B. S. Cramer at Twelfth avenue and Seventeenth street at 10.30 o'clock last night on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting. . James Speaks and John Thomas were arrested at 11.30 o'clock., last night at Seventh avenue and First street by Sergeant Campbell and Officer B. L. Crawford on a charge of disorderly conduct. ALTOONA DISPENSARY. Elmer B. Boks, California resident now living at 1418 Tenth street, this city, was treated at the Altoona hospital for a sprain of the right ankle. Rose Ardolino, aged 25, of 1103 Eighth avenue received treatment for contusions of the mldo"te right linger. J. E. Corless, aged 54, of 2223 Beale avenue was treated for a dog bite injury of the right leg. Hyman Adelman, aged 9, of 2114 Fourteenth avenue was treated for a laceration of the left forearm. Mrs. Cathrlne Aurandt, aged 45, of Altoona R. D. 1 received attention for an ailment of the right ear. Mra. May Cornelius, aged 36, East Altoona resident was i treated for a right eye condition. Rosaline Mazur, aged 1, of 1S23 Eighteenth street was treated for an infected gland of the left side of the neck. Max Schroede'r, aged 5 months whose parents live in Frankstown, was brought to the hospital for treatment of burns of the right hand. Michael DeMatteis, aged 17, of 815 Ninth street suffered a puncture wound of the left foot and had the wound cauterized at the hospital. The report of activities at the Altoona hospital dispensary for the month of May Just closed shows that a grand total of 1,268 cases were treated during the thirty-one-day, period while a total of ttfty-one X-ray examinations were made from this department. Cases treated were classified as follows: Old cases, railroad, 108; surgical male, 539, and surgical female, 311; total, 958; new casps, railroad, 3; surgical male, 200; surgical female, 104; medical male, 2; medical female, 1; total, 310. VETKKANS GET 1'KNSIONS. Retire'd Pennsylvania Railroad company employes, both of the Altoona Works and the Middle division, received their monthly pension checks this morning. Those of the shops got theirs at No. 7 lire station at Ninth avenue and Twelfth street and the Middle divisions workers at the office in the Logan House. A number of veterans will receive their checks through the mail. 1O11CJULE ENTUV CilAltUKJJ. John Larsen was taken into custody Saturday afternoon on a warrant from Al/derman Charles Kephart's office in which he is charged with forcible entry. The charge was preferred by J. C. Brubaker of 1819 Eleventh avenue, rear, and he alleged that Larsen broke into the house and raised considerable disturbance. He will be accorded a hearing this afternoon. WILL Sl'KAK AT U'VKONE. Scout Executive John L. Taylor of the Blair-Bedl'ord Boy Scout council will go to Tyrone tomorrow evening to talk scouting. He is scheduled for an address at tho Columbia Avenue Methodist church at 7.45 o'clock and >vlll outline some of the council's activities and its plans 1'or the remainder of the year. G. 6. HfiCURDY DIES SUDDEEHNDim Prominent Local P., ft. ft. Official and Sportsman Expires at His freak tft Middle Division Office. ' Charles .Gamble McCurdy, A native son of Altoona, statistician of the Middle division and chairman of athletics of the dl visitor), died suddenly at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the -Middle division Office, Logan House building. He was! .seized with a heart attack while ajt his desk. The news of his death spread rapidly and was learned with regret in his large circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. MCCurdy In following his routine of duty went to the Office yesterday noon, was apparently In good health and conversed with Chief Clerk O. P. Delo, Thomas Oephart and the -messenger. He was alone When he was stricken, Mr. Delo having gone to the office of Superintendent Sinclair, Mr. Gephart leaving for his home and the messenger having been dispatched on a mission. They found him prostrate on the floor at his desk when they returned. A physician was Immediately summoned and he was pronounced dead. Mr. McCurdy resided at 112 Sixteenth street. He was the son of William A. and Mary M. McCurdy, both deceased, and .was. born in this city.- He entered the services 'of the Pennsylvania Railroad company as a messenger boy on the old Altoona division on April 4, 1900. He was attentive to duty, prompt and courteous and soon won recognition from his superiors. He won rapid promotion. to a clerkship, division cashier and then to that of T. E. timekeeper. The Altoona division was then merged with the Middle division and he was appointed by Superintendent William Elttier as division accountant, becoming a member of the superintendent's staff. This post he held until the division accounting was transferred to Philadelphia several years ago and preferring to reside in his native city he remained here, being appointed statistician. The deceased was active- in P. R. R. athletics and was known over the entire system. He was numbered among the early promoters of sport among the railroad employes and- a prominent leader of athletic activities on the Middle division. He was secretary-treasurer of the P. R. R. Clerks league for several years and larer served as-president of thff organization for two years. At his death he was athletic chairman of the Middle division. During . the past two years he was especially Interested in promoting sports for juniors, the sons and daughters iOf employes. His last official duty was to attend a dinner Thursday evening and present cups and other awards to the Middle Division Junior basketball team' at the clubhouse at Eldorado: He was married March 9, 1925, to Miss Anna Elizabeth Brown who survives with three sisters, Mrs. Edna Holder and Mrs. C.' C. English of this city and Mrs. F. E. Lauder of Tyrone; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary A, Brown and brother-in-law, H. Derland Brown. Two brothers, Robert S. and Edward W. McCurdy, proceeded him to the grave. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian church, Mountain lodge.'No. 281, Free and Accepted Masons, the Harrlsburg consistory, Jaffa Shrine and tho Middle Division Veterans' association. The funeral services for Mr. McCurdy will be held from the late home on Wednesday afterpoon at 2.30 o'clock. The services will be In charge of Rev. E. Lansing Bennett, pastor oC the Second Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Rose Hill cemetery. CITY FIREMEN ANSWER MANY ALARMS IN MAY The city fire department during tho month of May responded to twenty- six still and five box alarms. Several of them were false. The city was fortunate in that no serious fires occurred and the damage done, considering the number of blazes, was light. The firemen at No. 8 station were out the greatest number of times during the month, having responded to fourteen^ alarms. No. 3 company responded to nine calls, companies Nos. 1 and 6, to four. The others had two and three calls to their credit. No. 8 company, the P. R. R. company at Second street, was the lone company not called for duty. REACHES FOUR SCORE, EVENT IS CELEBRATED Mrs. Mary Hanson of 800 Seventh avenue on Wednesday of this week will celebrate the 80th anniversary of her birth. Due to the presence of several of her children who live out of town, over the week-end, a formal celebration was held on Saturday evening in advance of her natal day. It was held at the home of her son, H. F. Hanson, 2406 Eleventh street. Mrs. Hanson has six children, all living, and all were present at the birthday party in her honor. Mrs. Hanson is in good health and quite active. Her husband died in.,1919. HOLD CONFIRMATION SEUV1CE. A confirmation service was held at the Temple Beth Israel, Columbia Park, yesterday afternoon, with a number of^ people attending. There were seven in the clans for whom the ceremonies were performed, including Herman Hlrsh, Jr., of Osceola illlls, Sylvia Klein, Julia Leopold, Helena Samuel, Joseph Sitnek and Alberta Stein. IMPROVEMENT IS NOTED. Latest word from the Jefferson hospital, Philadelphia, where Dr. Harry B. Corl of this city is a patient, is to the effect that some improvement has been noted in his condition and his case, at present at least, is regarded in a more encouraging light. It was explained, however, that he is not yet out of danger. MOTHEK IIANUS SELE. CRESSON, June 2.—Mrs. Angellne Ambrosi Morrotie, aged 28, mother of five children, committed suicide yesterday afternoon by hanging heraelt with a clothes line in the cellar of her home in Sankertown. No motive other than an illness of a long duration can be assigned. Spouting Rootini Hardware HOLLAND'S 6IU 4tb St. HDW. CO. 2-7688 CRESSON HIGHWAY IS CLOSED AGAIN ^^ r | Concrete Pouring on William Penn Route Started on Saturday and Will lU Completed la Short Time. A few hours after the GMsSon mdun- tain section of the WllllSfti Penn highway between Muleahoft and th* Blair- Cambria line was closed to; traffic on last Saturday morning at 6 o'clock, the contractors began pouring concrete. The initial batch was mixed about noon and When work was suspended at 6 p. m. for the day, And until 5 o'clock this morning, about 260 feet of twenty-foot concrete, highway Were completed. Carefully laid plans worked out perfectly and beginning this week It is expected to complete long stretches of road each day, weather permitting. The contractors haye a large supply of materials at their supply base at DuncansVllle and a large fleet of trucks has been engaged ,to convey the raw materials to the mixer as fast as It can be mixed and poured Into the waiting forms. While the- paving crew suspended operations yesterday, it was nd day of rest for the crew engaged at fine grading and the form-setters and last evening each had a long stretch ahead of the mixer ready for the pouring of the cement mixture. A special brand at quick-cure cement is being used in the construction work this spring, which hardens quickly and can be used after about three days. This cement is being used at great added expense to the contractor, but the traveling public, now inconvenienced by the road being closed, will benefit greatly, as the road may be used more than two weeks sooner than if the regular brand of cement was employed. The stretch of highway to be constructed during the .period the road is closed Is approximately 4,300 feet In length and it is estimated it will be completed In about nine working days. Allowing three more days for the curing, a total of twelve days should See the road again traffic, according to the contractors. Motorists, however, still have in mind the 'announcement made last season of a fdrtX-day period that the road was to be closed for construction, which lasted nearly six months, despite almost perfect weather conditions, Pouring on Saturday was started at a point at the west end of the upper Muleshoe reservoir and it will extend to the Mtrleshoe culvert, where there Is a bridge construction job under way, to join the.Bection of road finished last season. It is beingJjuilt full- width. The remainder of '$KB contract west of the point where ?pouring was started -Saturday Is- nearly all on new location. . ' '; . . Despite the fact that irfany signs were erected informing of the detour, scores of week-end motorists drove past them and had to be turned back at the scene of the concreting, which was entirely closed to the public. Barriers have been erected 'entirely across the highway at the Foot of Six, near the crest of tho Cresson mountain and at the foot of Red hill, a short distance west of Mountain Lake park at the east end of tho contract. Most of the machines "crashing" the detour signs bore license tags of other states, it was reported. LITTLE ITEMS OF INTEREST The Juno beetlng of the Women's Foreign Missionary society of the Eighth Avenue Methodist church will be held in the Sunday school room of the church tomorrow evening at 7.45 o'clock. Mrs. Irvin Sutch and her group will be in charge. Her group is as follows: Mrs.' W. K. Baird, Mrs. Howard Hoover, Mrs. J. W. Foster,. Mrs. Wolf and Mrs. Carraher. Miss Jeanne Stevens of 1115 Third avenue spent the week-end in Hanover with her slater, Mrs. J. Roy Patton. While away, she visited in Baltimore and York and attended the Memorial day services at Gettysburg where President Herbert Hoover was the speaker. The East Side Sunshine society will hold a meeting tomorrow afternoon at the Pythian Temple, Eighth avenue avenue and Eleventh street, at 2.30 o'clock. A good attendance is desired, as plans will be formed for the annual picnic to be held soon. CONDITION FAVOllABLK. Willard Spalding, 9-year-old lad who fell off the rear bumper of an automobile May 26 on the East side and suffered a fracture of the skull, is reported as getting along fairly well at the Altqonu hospital, to which institution the lad was rushed following the accident. His condition ia favorable. The boy Is a patient in the children's ward of 'the hospital. HOME FHOM VHILADK&PIIIA. Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Hickey of 1)11 Chestnut avenue and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller of Twenty-fourth avenue and Eleventh street last evening returned home in this city from Philadelphia where they spent the past week-end. They encountered cool weather in the east, also. LICENSED IN riTTSUUUGH. A marriage licence was issued In Pittsburgh on Saturday to Mr. Kenneth D. Berkey of Pittsburgh and Misa Ida Mae Peel of Altoona. Miss Peel la the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Peel of 4005 Fifth avenue and ia a professional nurse. SCHMITTLE'S ROUND DANCE TONITE AT ROXIE BALLROOM Commencement Dance OTIUM CLUB BLAND PARK June 3 10—a JoeNesbit's Pennsylvaniatis .Sub. $2.20. Ticket* on sale ut door The presenting of a beautiful Pair of Shoes with Hose to matuli from Cinderella Shoppe and a Hat from Goldberg Bro.'s will be among the novelties offered. I AMU8IMBHT 1 rfuLria , < % ' \ 1 *•* "The Devil's HelldaJW'f • SfAtB •'The Divorcee." '-/^aS*- "Journey's End." "True To The Navy." * LYRIC) "The Tresspasser." "Thru Different Byes." JtOtLtDAVSBURO OBANft "tJnder * Teitas Btoon." ROARING SPRING "Sa,iute.'\ MISSION TO HOLD The monthly meeting of ,th« womeh'i Foreign Missionary Society 6t th« First . Methodist church will be held lit th«. church house tomorrow! evening -at •* o'clock. The president, Mrs. James v Edgar Skllllngton, wiir preside At th* session. Mrs. Charles W. Hawkins, assisted by the following ladles, Will have charge of the program' and serve refreshments: .. ., ' .'^ 'Mrs. John Hoffman, Mrs. H. B. Sellers, Mrs. W. K. Maglaughlln, Mrs. H. A. Hutchison, Mrs. R. L. Galnes, Mrs. Luclen Ray, Mrs. Margaret Overdorff , Mrs. Martha Balllette, Mig> Kate Marks, Miss Catherine Mitchell and Miss Flora Houck. The devotional* will be conducted by Mrs. Hawkins, with Mrs. H. B. Sellers and Mrs. Margaret Overdorff taking part, ' Mrs. June Hoover and Miss Mildred Groner will sing several musical numbers and the lesson study will be given on the subject, "Agricultural Mission* and Extension Work." Mrs. Henry Ruehr, president of th« Altoona district of the Women's Foreign Missionary society and teacher of the Loyalty class In the First Methodist Sunday school, will tell of he missionary rally held at Tyrone recently. Mrs. Ruehr is an interesting speaker and will bring a message of real worth.. All members and friends of the society are requested to be prts- ent at this meeting. INJURED ALTOONAN STILL IN UNCONSCIOUS STATE • • " - *. 1 condition of Desmond ,M. Mo- Cann of 1317 Sixteenth avenue . Who, together with his wife, MV», .Virginia McCann, was injured in an autornobllA accident while returning from Carroll- '• town last Friday evening, '.is still regarded as serious at the Altoona tu>f* pital, where they were taken following the wrecking of their car near Patton, McCann, aged 23, while suffering from no j skull fracture, is still , In an < unconscious condition at the local hospital and X-ray -examination failed to reveal any fracture it Is apparent that he Is suffering, from ... a severe injury to 'the head. His lylfe, \s> aged 18, temporarily rendered uncon- ..-• scious in the wreck, is now rational ' ~ and her condition is favorable. The McCanns went down a bank when, it Is reported, a tire on their machine blew out. . When the car.went down the embankment it struck 'a tree and threw both out of .the machine. 1 500 Party Tonite , Melson Hall, 4 Ave. 8 St., Jun. « Mrs. Otto In Charge. Adv. The Beautiful CURTIS HOME Curtis Heights, East End For Sale Suitable for clinic, private hospital or private home. • Property Is In wonderful condition, two baths, sun porch and Bleeping porch on second floor, 2-car garage connected to house, 1 acre of ground, old shade, matured shrubsi well cultivated lawns, every natural charm has been provided. Located one square from State high. way. Inspection Invited ^by appoint. merit. MRS. J. A. CURTIS 624 East Logan Ave. Adv. For Sale At a Sacrifice Building 40x60 feet with bavement and loading filled with space for three trucks, containing refrigerator* which will hold three carloads pf merohan- dlso, oneratttdSby it six tun .York Ice machine. Suitable for milk plant, meat plant, laundry, bakery or manufacturing purposes. Inquire at rear of liOl KiiHt rioasunt Valley Ave. Dluti 6687 for Inspection. , Adv. .^ »> f- r RICH TOP SOIL Guaranteed No Stone* J. F. GEPHART. Phone Adv. 1930 HUPP "8" Model "H" Sedan FOR SALE Thin Is one of the fusto*t uuo moat powerful cura built. 133 H. P. 85_to 90 miles jper hour. Cur Is only u few mouth* olo and U In perfect condition. Jiui- never been wrecked or damaged In ttiiy way. Alaroou color with sl» win wheels. la equipped with 2 Lorrulm driving MglitB, Undue* hut wwtn heater, steel tire cover* uuu muny other extras. t'uu be bought very roaiuu utile. Inquire ut 2615 Wekt nut Ave. or cull 82U9.

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