Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1930 · Page 15
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, June 3, 1930
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AIDS CLOSING fcifffiiflghfcm School tot Girls 86$fl6 of Gala Ocd&sions and Impreisive Services Ushering In Oommencement. By th« time-honored custom, the commencement season at the Birmingham: BChool id ushe'red in by the Junior-senior banquet. This "feast of reason 1 ' heralds the passing of tho senlo* class and the eoming-to-Its-own of the Junldrs. This gala occasion was held as scheduled this year, on Saturday evening. Alvan R. Grier, on account of s'erlbus illness, was unable to be present, but Mj?s. Grier, together with Ruckman Grler, sat at the head of one table, while Thomas Campbell Orler, Mrs. 'Tom Orier and Miss Virginia Grtyir sat at the head of another table. , At the other end of the horseshoe into which the banquet tables were arranged were seated Mr. and Mrs. Preston S. Moulton, headmaster and headmistress of the school. Mr. Moulton, for the fourteenth consecutive year, tempted fate as toastmaster, and seemed to hit the mark with his shafts, at least once in awhile. Other guests of the evening were Miss Alice Fallen, secretary of' the school; Miss Jane A. Ferine, Miss Martha p. LaPorte, Miss Jane M. Curtis and Miss Winnefred S. Woods of the faculty. In all, over 100 guests attended this interesting and jolly festivity,' to the vast envy of the sophomores and freshmen who were not allowed to come. The tables at which the guests sat were beautifully decorated in green and gold, the school colors. The vases which occupied the center of the various tables in the horseshoe were filled with gorgeous pink aiid deep red peonies, the gift of J. M. Johnston of McKeesport, whose daughter, Betty Lou, was a member of the senior class. The seating was by place cards prepared and served under the direction of Miss Higglns. head of the housekeeping department. • Tho- program of speeches, as directed by Toastmaster Moulton, was unusually appealing in Its content and challenging In its delivery. As usual, at such functions, a sad note of approaching separation seemed to predominate. Esther Booth of Southold, N. Y., president of the senior class opened the program wfth a beautiful idyl on the life at Birmingham, entitled "Ave et Vale"—"Hail and Farewell." She was followed by Margaret Taylor of McKeesport, who talked on "Buoys" tlrst in. a humorous vein . and then more seriously. Betty Spencer of Flnd- lay, O., rang changes on the theme "Popularity" provoking roars of laugh-, ter from tho girls. ; In a whimsical imaginary dialogue, between two of the pet dogs around tho school, Jane Spencer of Morristown, N. J., brought a lump to the throat of many of her hearers. One of the cleverest speeches of the evening was given by Marjorie Spiegel of Chicago and was In the -form of a fable called the "Giant vs. the Mouse." Jean Sohn of Pittsburgh followed with a charming skit of "Following in Your Footsteps." Tho formal speaking of the evening was brought to a close by Mary Hamilton of Wllklnsburg, whose topic, which she handled linely, was "Periods and Bells." Mr. Moulton next announced that there would be two postscripts to the program. These proved to bo short, informal speeches by the Messrs. Ruck :md Tom Grler, then a silent toast was ^ken to the absent Mr. Grler, with sincere wishes for his speedy and complete recovery. The class poem, rich In thought and beautifully expressed, was given by the class poet, Mary Deemcr of Brookville. The senior farewell song was exquisitely rendered by Sarah Rhodes of Pittsburgh. This was followed by the junior farewell song, also linely sung by Barbara Hill of Birmingham, Mich. The banquet was brought to a Close by the singing of the "Alma Mater." Following tho junior-senior banquet a semi-formal dance was held for the two classes in the gym. Guests for this occasion were present from State College, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Suffolk, Va. Music was furnished by Irvln's orchestra from Altoona. Baccalaureate Sunday was beautiful, albeit a trifle cool. The grounds, following the rain of the previous week, were particularly beautiful with the many flowering shrubs. Iris, peonies and even early roses were bursting from their buds. The service, which was held as usual In tho Birmingham Presbyterian church, memorial by the alumnae to Nancy Jane Davis, was more largely attended than ever before. In fact, the congregation, made lip of the school, a few alumnae, parents and guests, completely Illled the church to the doors. Tho senior cluss, forty-four in number, filed into the church in two lines, down either aisle and occupied tho front pews In the church, The only decorations in the church were two magnificent bou- - utted tft* fmiplt *ftW ehatf, very churehly in Its black loBttl .Aisi white collars, a« it mftrched in first, slnglnf trie processional hymn. Miss Mary Whltely ot thft music de- paf WHftnt presided at the organ and played tot the prelude, "Roberts' "Allegro con Brio." For the offertory she played Faulkes' "Canzone." Her nostlude was the "Festival March" by Kern. Miss Whitely's work at the console was as usual, rich In tone and compelling in its appeal. 1 Miss -Williamson, head of the music department, sang for her solo "Through Love to Light," bv Wynne. This selection was particularly suited to her deep rich, contralto voice. For the anthem the choir sang Calver's "Delight Thou In the Lord." The music did credit to the Birmingham school, which Is noted for its fine music upon all occasions. The baccalaureate service Itself was in charge of the Rev. Horace E. Hoover, pastor of the church. The sermon was preached by the Rev. John R. Woodcock, pastor -of the East Genesee Presbyterian church at Syracuse, N. Y. This was the third time that Rev. Woodcock has preached this sermon at Birmingham during his service in the ministry. He was for Jive years the pastor of the Birmingham charge and this year has a daughter In the graduating class. He took for his theme the "Selections of Life," basing his fine sermon on the text II Corinthians IV:18, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things .which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Mr. Woodcock treated his subject In a most appealing way, which reached the hearts of all who listened to him. The beautiful out,of doors always presents a marvelous setting for the vesper services on baccalaureate Sundays. Often they are held In Ivy court. Sometimes they are held at the temple on the hillside. Unfortunately such services are always at the beck and call of the wind and weather. This proved to be the case on Sunday night, much to the disappointment of the girls who love the vesper service with the setting of tho trees and shrubs. The service this year was held In the school ntudy hall, and was conducted by the Rev. Horace Hoover, of the Birmingham church. The address of the evening was given by Rev. Clifford L. Stanley, rector oC the Trinity Episcopal church, Tyrone. Tho topic of his talk was "The Lure of the Unknown" particularly lilting to a graduating class. His text was from the third chapter of the Gospel of St. John, "The wind bloweth where it llsteth and ye cannot tell whence it cometh.and whither it goeth." As usual, the student body listened to Rev. Stanley as to an old friend, who gave them a bit of rare advice, couched in such beautiful languages as only he can use. Four of the girls sang solos which were unusually appealing; Roberta Robblns sang Thayer's "Love Divine All Love Excelling" ; Helen Louise Shaw of McKeesport. sang "Close to Thee" by Brlggs; Danks' "No Night There" was beautifully rendered by Sarah Rhodes of Pittsburgh, while Joan Morgan closed the program with Sturgls' "The Stranger at Galilee." Although the wonderful out of door setting was lacking the service was appealing in every way. POLICE AIRPLANE AND SOLDIERS HUNT BANDITS MANCELONA, Mich., Juno 3.— State troopers and large squads of posse- men, aided by a police airplane carrying guns and tear gas bombs, pushed through a swamp near here today hoping to capture the flve bandits whose robbery of the Mancelona State bank yesterday was followed ,by a confused pursuit In which two citizens wero shot. Tho automobile believed to have been used by the bandits was discovered six miles north of here, and Sheriff Glen Bagley hurriedly organized a force to surround the swamp, where the robbers were believed hiding. Until the car was found It was believed tho bandits had made good thler escape, aided as they were by a series of mistakes among the pursuers. For two hours yesterday possemen llred on a house outside Bellaire, Mich., only to learn that the sole occupants were two of their own number, who had taken refuge believing they wero pursued by the bandits. Dr. J. R. Gerber, one of the leaders of the bandit hunt, who was riding In a car similar to tho bandit machine, was wounded in. the encounter. Herbert Sullivan, Mancelona storekeeper, had been shot earlier by the real bandits, whom he had followed in his car. Tho bandit gang was composed of four masked men and a negro chauffeur. They obtained only $500 in tho holdup, passing up several thousand dollars in currency nearby when a bank employe frightened them away by shouting "lire 1" Into a telephone, Have II licitvered To Vour Horn* LET US DEMONSTRATE The Ironrite Duf old Ironer Neat and compact it is ideal for the small apartment or kitchen. Easy To Operate The J. E. SPENCE Electric Store 1310 12th Ave. Phone 4191 Home ot the World's Leading Electrical Appliances and Uadion MEXICAN Ffcftfc BEFORE GOOD Witt. TRIP HOKI/ONTAIi t Whoro In Clint-Ing 0 Nationality of, Bismarck. 1 1 Ertgpi of a roof. 12 To affirm. 13 Right. ISOnw. . 10 House cat. 17 Southwest. 18 To sill. 2O Starting bar. 22 Di-mui-e, 23 Knrthy matter. 25 Hoy. 20 Composition for <>no voice. 27 Doiilcrs. 21) To cluuiKC. 3O Roll of wool. .12 Frosts. «4 Mocked. SIT'To bow. 30 Regions* 40 To tear.'. 42 Obsequies. 44 Data. 45 Johnny cake. 40 To cause to recollmt> 4T Lithe. VERTICAL 1 Tho siren of the Rhine. 2 Northeast. 3 Obstruction. 4 Egg-shaped. 5 Stairpost. O Yawned. , 7 Always. 8 To soak flax. 0 Mister. YESTERDAY'S ANSWER 10 Where to Wall Street? 14 Stepped. IT Alone.- 10 Tatters. 21 Truck. 22 Beds. 24 To declare for score* 26 Coaster. 28 Canal sepa* rating Asia and Africa^ 20 War flyers. 81 Wide. 82 Pattern. 33 Garment, SSWaysldo •hotel. 36 Coal pit. 87 Neither. 38 Not bright. 40 To steaL 41 By. . 48 Seventh note. 45 Afternoon. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., June 3.— Colonel Robert Fierro, Mexican Good- vill flier, Rested here today In prepa- ation for hla attempt tomorrow to omplete his transcontinental air tour vith a non-stop flight to New York. Colonel Flerro and his companion, A, CorteS, arrived here from Los Angeles yesterday, allaying the fears f Kelly field attendants who had lecome alarmed when he failed to ar- Ive here on schedule Sunday night. The fliers spent the night in a farm house south of San Angelo after a, roken gasoline .feed line had forced hent to land unexpectedly. Mechanics labored today to repair he damage done to the undergear of he Lockheed-Slrlus low-winged monoplane in the forced landing. Fierro aid the plane performed well during he hop from Los Angeles to Texas, ,nd that he and Cortes were In no langer when the gas line broke, but decided to land when their fuel supply ran low from leakage. Fierro is enroute to New York to complete 'arrangements for a New York-Mexico City goodwill flight. ,ater, an air tour is planned to Africa, by way of South America. IRENE SCHROEDER'S PAL GETS LIFE TERM THREE MEN ARE KILLED IN GELATIN EXPLOSION TAMAQUA, Pa., June 3.—Three men were killed when the gelatin mix house of the Atlas Powder company at Webster, six miles from here, blew up at 9 a. m., today. The dead ars. , George. Stamm, foreman, of New Ringgold. f Irvin Miller, West Pcnn township. Elmer Hill, Reynolds. The gelatin house was located on tho side of u mountain sonn; 'liptancc from other buildings of the plant. The blast was heard for miles. Officials of the Atlas company announced at 30 a. m. thai till other employes of the plant had been accounted for, and that »ione wore injured in the explosion. CAPTURE OF BAD CHECK MAN PLEASES OFFICERS MEXICO CITY, June '3.—The police at Pittsburgh, Pa., thanked Chief of Police Mljares Palenclu by long- distance telephone for his assistance in connection with the extradition to the United States of Joy Harper, still detained here today. Harper faced return to Oklahoma ort charges that he forged Mellon bank travelers checks, and detectives, waiting weeks for his extradition, expected to take hi mto Oklahoma City in a few days. Ho is wanted in Pittsburgh on a forgery charge. HONORED AT LAFAYETTE. Joseph D. Flndley, jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Findley of this city, is numbered in the class of 205 students to receive sheepskins at Lafayette college on Friday. The class day exercises will be held Thursday and the Altoona graduate Is scheduled to participate in the exercises. He has been honored as the class historian. Dr. John H. Flnley of Now York will be the commencement speaker. PEIGHT'S RIVERSIDE COTTAGE IS OPENED G. W. Pelght, better known among his many friends as Bucky, of 419 Cherry avenue, opened his beautiful riverside summer cottage on Memorial day. A chicken and waffle dinner 'was served the guests and the day was enlivened with races on land and in the water, swimming, boating and other sports were indulged in. After the evening meal, the cottage was the scene of an old-fashioned square dance staged in the manner of days gone by with red and blue lights casting a festive air over the spacious lawn. Bucky has the reputation of being quite a "kidder" among his friends and also a good sport. Ho enjoys the sport of fishing to the utmost and has equipped his cottage in the most up- to-date manner, with electric light and fans, hot a,nd cold water, etc. During the summer season his cottage is the mecca for many persons who long for the quiet sylvan vistas which are numerous and beautiful in the vicinity. DR. SOMMER AWAY. Dr. H. J. Sommer, superintendent of the Blair County hospital, will speak before a meeting of the Northumberland County Medical society tomorrow afternoon .at 2.30 o'clock at Mounl Carmel. Pa. Dr. Sommer has selected the following for his subject, "Mental Hygiene, Phase of 'Selective Human Sterilization." 1280 Model PENINSULAR RANGE ;; Iors ..$88.00 1720-22 Union Avenue FORTH! dl UN IE BRIDIE A beautiful diamond ring will add to the happiness of Uu wedding day. This new creation was designed especially for the June bride. 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Ackerman, alias Joe Wells, joined the pair when hey fled from Pennsylvania. They vere Indicted along with Ackerman 'or the killing of Wright. Wherever You Go . . * Loofc Your Loveliest THE NCWE/T 19 T HEY form'the most important showing of the season, ,, because they're worth considerably more. You'll see the loveliest touches of femininity in flares, tiers, capes, drapes and tricky trims. Dresses for every occasion, from the morning round of golf, to the informal dance. SIA4MCNDS » "Exclusive Shop For Women" 1432 Eleventh Avenue Hear Eve Ve Verka Today, at Senior High School Auditorium 2:30 P. M. No Admission Charge. Everyone Invited Eve Ve Verka Advises Her Audience To NORMALIZE • % Milk is nature's normalizing food. It puts firm fhsh on the undernourished, and protects the healthy. Yet no excess fat is added even to over- weights. Elements intended to replenish muscle, bone, blood and organs are provided abundantly by Milk. Vital to children, it's priceless vitamins, are fully as necessary to grown folks. Whatever your weight, put health in your diet by drinking more milk. Our Gold Medal Milk comes from the finest Blair county dairy farms. Scientific safeguards bring each bottle, fresh and pure to your door. ' l A Courteous Driver Will 'Take Your Order Or Phone 29224 For Service Darshbarger's Gold Medal Milk SPECIAL A MILK EXTRA RICH The Beauty School Is Being Sponsored By The

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