The Central News from Perkasie, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1932 · Page 3
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, May 25, 1932
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THE CENTRAL NEWS, PERKASIE, PENNA., MAY 25, 1932 ACOUT EDCRS GO. The Quakejrtown fire department re-' sponded to an alarm Sunday evening at 6 o'clock when fire destroyed a brooder and fifty chicks on the farm of William Barr, Quakertown R. D. When the firemen arrived the brooder was almost completely destroyed. The flames, howeve.r, sent showers of sparks through the air and these landed on Other nearby buildings, which were also in danger of being burned down. Chemical streams were played on the buildings, preventing their destruction also. The loss, Mr. Bar.r said would amount to about $200. Mrs. Helen Faff Lair, 38 years old, of 231 West .B.ridge Street, Morr.s-ville, private secretary and bookkeeper in the employ of Kaufman Investment Company, Broad Street Bank iu..;u;m Trpntnn. was nlaced under arrest on ten charges of loigery made by the conce.rn. According to b. Kaufman,- president of the company, Mrs. Lair forged his name to checks for various amounts and then deposited the funds to her account in the Broad Street National Bank Mr. Kaufman said that an audit of his books, not yet completed, shows a shortage of about $2,000 and he saul fhat the amount might run cons d-erably higher. Mrs. Lair is the wife of Councilman Ha.rry M. Lair. i-h n-nt intn the toils of the authorities on Thursday, and were changed, with robbing the Edgely school. They were Albert Walker 19, Edgely; Matthew Mannherz, 13, Mge W- Wilfred Brubaker, Headley Manor; and Howard Walker, Edgely, H. The boys were charged with forcible entry larceny and iJW b" goods. They were arrested by Constable Thomas Crawford and given a hearing before Justice of the Peace Leo Lynn. Desks are alleged to have been broken and about $9 taken. State poUce are investigating the theft of jewelry valued at more than $2,000 from Mrs. Frances Jorden, wile of the proprietor of Lavendar Hall Inn, two miles north of Newtown, on new highway to Washington Crossing. The jewelry, several diamond rings and a wrist watch, was taken from a bureau drawer late Wednesday. Mrs. Jorden discovered her loss when she returned home Wednesday night from visiting friends. ... itumed in the explosion of a lamp in a house near Oxford Valley, a week ago, Guinnino Pi Pullo, 40, died on winiHat in St. Francis Hospital. His body, viewed by Coroner H. K. Davenport, was later turijed over to a Philadelphia undertaker." Slipping from the bank into the canal early Friday afternoon, Albert S. Fisher, the eight-year-old son of M,r. and Mrs. Paul Fisher, of New Hope, was drowned. It was almost an hour after the accident took place that the body was recovered. Besides his parents, the child is survived by several brothers and sisters. Henry Murray, Daniel Fisher and Otis Gibson, colored, of Bristol, were committed to the county prison on Thursday for ten days for a violation of the automobile laws. Russell New-kirk, 22, colored of Bristol, was committed to the county prison to await the action of the grand jury on a serious charge. Justice of the Peace Irvin M. James of Doylestown, on Saturday morning issued a summons for-Custis O. Burton, 2126 Brandywine street, Phila., charged with improper nassing of a motor vehicle, to appear lor a hearing in Friday, May 27. The defendant, who committed the offense on May 15 was oDeratine his car on the Lacka wanna Trail near the County Home when he was picked up by Sergeant F. C. Miner, of the Pennsylvania Highway Patrol. William Lesly, 65, committed suicide by hanging from a rafter of a bungalow, Thursday.' He had moved into the place about a week ago when the owner employed him to make repairs after a year's unemployment. The owner is Harry Spe'rero, oi Mc-Callum street, Phila. Lesly, a widower, formerly was a church sexton at Flourtown. A son and daughter survive. The body was discovered by Sperero. R. L. Horner took charge-after Deputy Coroner W. Furman Young was summoned. Pupils of the Haycock township schools who passed their high school pfiLrance examiiiauuiiB wcic o u lows: Mount Airy, Mathilda Douglas, j Edna H:gh, Ethel Jiafler, uana Mae Berdell and Warren Miller; Stover's; Ralph Stover, Naomi Palmer and Marcella Miller; Applebachsville: Mildred Dieske, Carolyn Mackey and William Slifer. The highest averages were made by Mathilda Douglas ana Mildred Dieske. Pending a further investigation, t. Roberrts, 24, or vyarminsier, arres- by the State police oi me uuyies- town suo-stauon, nas oeen iuukcu u the information that Roberts is alleged to have written a threatening let- r to Charles Rhoades, Southampton, VireatPTiinir tn do harm to a girl rionH of Rhoades because sne susiieu iml nrncoedins-s aL'alllSt him tO COl- ect $11 that he borrowed from her feomH time aeo to purcnase license tlates for his automobile. Frank Capella, 25, 41U ffliu sireei., NOJ"RESH OIL OVER WEEK-END HOLIDAY Motorists who are planning a trip on Pennsylvania highways over the Memorial Day week-end holiday, will not run into fresh oil, according to word received by. Walter N. White, manager of the Travel Bureau, of the A. A. A. Automobile Club of Philadelphia. All oiling schedules of the State Highwav .Department will bo stopped next Thursday until June 3rd, Secretary of Highways S. S. Lewis has ordered. The Highway Department is in the midst of an oiling program compris ing treatment of 3,37s miles ot macadam type roads this spring. Close to 10,000,000 gallons of material and almost 750,000 tons of stone chips are being used. Motorists are urged, to cnecK oiling schedules before leaving on trips throughout the state to avoid running into freshly oiled roads. FOUR LEHIGH STUDENTS HURT Four Lehigh students are in the Quakertown hospital with injuries received when the cf.r in which they were riding crashed into a concrete culvert near Shelly's Station, near rnnnershiiro on Sunriav afternoon. A M-t f Useful Banana Plant llananu plants of ti e world provide not only fruit but oil. wine, rlnegur. flour, rope, tanning materials and oth-, er products. In. case of SICKNESS yon need a TELEPHONE In your home! . . . you can have one for leas than a dime a Jay! Pag.Thm :a Nonuser 8 Everv doddv made means a penny pies for the Auxiliary this year in 53 for a needy family at home. Although : hospitals and convalescent workrooms flat on his back in a government hos- , in 34 different states. By "Poppy pital, this disabled World War veter- , Day" they will have completed more a onrl HmiioanilQ nf Viia. nnm rnrlps arp I than fpn million nf flip littlp flnwprs fifv. r-ovl r-nllanrW ticrpH 20. of 303 .Li. 4. j nA ffinonno nn,nl..Ao Clinton avenue, Newark,, operator oi ;b mawne naner poppies for the .Am- i and families. The poppies will be sold I the car escaped witn slight lacera- erjcan Legion Auxiliary's memorial by volunteer workers from the Auxi-1 tion of the wrist. poppy sale, to be held throughout the : liary to be worn in honor of the w?.r i The injured are: country on May 28th, the Saturday ! dead, with all money received going to i Wilson Kistler, 20, of 522 Thomas before MPmoriai Day. ! the welfare of the disabled and their; streets, Stroucisburp;, lacerations oi Disabled vete.-ans are- making pop-1 families. the scalp and abrasions of the knees. i Rnv Irvini? Case. 18, Racine, Wis- - consin, injuries ' to his back. Robert Kugler, 20, of East Orange, N. J., possible fracture of ribs and wrists, and abrasions of both knees. Cornelius Ackerson, IP, of Keyport, N. J., lacerations of the scalp. According to State Highway Patrolman Preitz, of the Bethlehem barracks, Coliandr.c attempted to swing around a car which was ahead oi him. This car, at the same time tried to get ahead of another car and the machine driven bv the student crashed into the culvert on the left side of the road to avoid hitting an on-coming When Collander's' car crashed it burst into flames. Fortunately none of the occupants were so seriously hurt that they could not get out of the vehicle belore it burned up. The injured were taken to Quakertown hospital by Guy Cooper, of 914 Gordon street, Bethlehem. BUCKS COUNTY PUPILS lO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Hundreds of boys and rjirls throughout Bucks county as weii ss in other parts of the State and Nation at this season are looking forward to the time they will be permitted to wear their caps and gowns and when they will be presented with their diplomas which will make them eligible to enter higher institutions of learning. The months of May and June will see hundreds of young people gradu ated from elementary and high d the "SHOP ANGEL" Not vet twenty.Marion Shilling has fifteen years of stage and screen ex- r schools and the office of the County perience behind her. Superintendent is literally swampH Miss Shilling, who has the leading with communications from scl" feminine role in "Shop Angel," a Tow-boards, seeking the services of Mr. er Production booked for the Plaza Hoffman and his two assistants, Al- i Theatre, Saturday, was horn in Den-bert C. Rutter, Pe.rkasie. and Charles ver. receiving her preliminary educa- LANSDALE DRIVER WILL ENTER LANGHORNE AUTO RACE Lansdale's lone speed merchant of the easoline fraternity Wesley Johnson, will drive Willard T. Lenhart's Express Special in tne i,angnornc Speedway events on, may 981-h "Wes" is a new-comer in the racing game, and according to veteran drivers who saw him perform at Lang-horne on May 7, he looks like a real comer. He is fearless and has driving ability above the ordinary and the car in which he will race around the most dangerous mile dirt track in the world has plenty of pep. Over fitty gallant gasoline knights of the roaring road will 'be on hand at the Langhorne oval for the second .ace of the season. Veteran will vie with petrol neophyte. It will be a Roman holiday for those who like their thrills in auto racing. Times are hard, the depression is here and the panic is waiting, as one rave driver put it today, and the fact that Indianapolis classic 600-mile event is to be run off on Memorial Day, will hardly hurt the list of entries for the Langhorne date of May 28th. Only a few can grab the money down at Indianapolis where the jousting will be among the best racers and fastest cars in the world. Local drivers who like to race for sport's sake, however, will be seen in action at Langhorne. Russell Spohn, of Reading, one of Pennsylvania's high class pilots; A. Guth, Mat Frawley, Harris Insinger, former Drexel College star; Earl Killman, Billy DeAntoni, are but a few of the veterans with whom the North Penn Valley section's lone entry, "Wes" Johnson, will be matched. CASES OF DISEASES IN COUNTY DECREASE Bucks County is about the healthiest place in which to live in this section of the country. Actual statistics show that the number of cases of communicable diseases are less than in most places, but during the first four months in 1932, there was a decrease of 54.4 per cent in communicable diseases over the first four months of 1931. This means that Bucks countv H. Boehm, Morrisville, at the com mencement exercises. A number of commencements for the elementary schools have been held in various parts of the county. These were mostly in the districts where the term was eight months. Districts which have nine and ten months terms will hold their commencements later this month and in June. While very few programs as yet have been completed, several of the schools have selected their speakers. iDr. Harold Nicholas, a prominent Philadelphia clergyman and who on one occasion was one of the speakers at the Bucks County Teachers' Institute in Doylestown, will deliver the address at the commencement of the Quakertown High School on Tuesday evening, June 21. Superintendent A. F. Kemp, Reading, will be the speaker at the commencement at New Hope High School on Friday evening, June 17th. A partial list of the commencement dates announced from the office of County Superintendent J. Harry Hoffman follows: May 28, Springfield township High and East Rockhill. June 1, Haycock township. June 2, New Britain borough. June 3, Nockamixon township High and Buckingham High. June 4, Hilltown High June 8, Makefield Junior High, Richboro High and Warrington. June 9, Soiebu.ry township. June 9, Perkasie-Sellersville Consolidated High. June 16, Warwick township. June 17, New Hope High. June 21, Quakertown high. June 23, Newtown High. Editor Edna Hauck Class Reporters Senior: Helen Lichtfuss Daniel Coll Junior: Eleanor Gulick Franklin Koder Sophomore: Betty Bittle Lola Reed Freshman: Gertrude Bittle Ralph Benner Library Grace Gray not only a healthier place in which to , Commercial Lillian Moore Bristol, is under arrest on the charge fi forcible entry ana larceny, nt a ren a hearing, and held in $500 bail It a further hearing, uapeua .urged with stealing jyv irom aii-ony Tummillio, 408 Mill St. The fjj.n o.nrdinir tn TummllllO, OC- Lrred Sunday evening during h'is ab- nce from his home, a wrist id $30 more in cash were not toucn- Fire, believed to be of incendiary C. Ttiodnv mnminer de- feroyed two barns, a lean-to, 43 chi-jkens, harness and feed on the farm ccupier by Henry M. Taylor, Wheat-heaf and Fallsington Road. The hace is owned by the Warner Sand Abused - of looting a garage at SaUsington, two Trenton youths were bmmitted to the Bucks county jail in boylestown, Monday night. They are: ,. mH Henrv Lttiere, i aim years old, ot Trenton. i h- ,bed is operated by Henry Bellardo, allsington. iires ana accwsui ilued at Jlou were sucu. Burt L. Schontz, Wrightstown gaso- e station proprietor, was '"'"" 000 bail by Justice o.i ie ,rman H. Moore, uingnoo.c, . .: f th Grand' Jury on arees growing out of alleged viloa- 1 - -t k Ktafp I.inuid f uel Act. (chonte is charged with bootlegging a from New Jersey, where the jholesale rate is lower than in ms Ue State. Witnesses for the Com-Liwealth testified that Schontz fraught fuel from New Jersey and sold it in Pennsylvania, neglecting t make State tax returns on the gas jjd. Held witn cxcnoniy u fons of conspiracy to defraud and unsporting fuel from one State to otiiejr without a license, John L. live, hut those livinir here are taking better care of their health and thus preventing communicable outbreaks. Dr. Charles W. Many, medical director of Bucks County, to whom the various board of health secretaries of the county make their reports month ly, has compiled the figures tnat snow tlip creat decrease. During January, February, March and April of 1931 there were 1384 cases cf communicable diseases reported in the county medical office, compared to the 754 during the first four months this vear. Only one disease, that of whooping cough, showed an increase during the first four months, this year, ana mat Assembly Myrtle Ratzell Sports Bays: Wilson Reed Benjamin Klein Girls: Ruth Smith Eve'yn Stoneback SENIOR CLASS NOTES The Senior examinations began on Mav 25th and will continue until May 27th. Next week a number of the Seniors will journey to Washington on the annual school trip. Miss Weaver and Mr. Hoagey will chaperone. Class Dav exercises will be held on increase was 638 percent, there 'Deing Thursday afternoon, June 14th. but 60 cases repo.rtea in imji compar ed to 319 this vear, All other diseases show a decrease. Chicken pox cases showed a decrease of 295 per cent durinnr the first four months this year, while the number of cases of measles dropped from 578 last year to 22 in 1932 during the four-month period. There were fourteen fewer cases of scarlet fever this year and 22 fewer cases of pneumonia. The record shows but eight cases of diphtheria, four less than last year. Tuberculosis cases were the same during the four-month period, there being seven reported last year and this year. , , Page, trucV driver for Schontz, was held in $800 bail in the same court. Charged with carrying a gun, Charles Mollaky, 30, of Plains, Pa., who was arrested by Officer Scott Case of Doylestown, on Wednesday evening waived a hearing and will be held for criminal court. The defendant, who was violating the Watkins law, was arrested after; he got out of a car at the foot of South Main street and his revolved dropped on the ground.' Information was lodged against him by the motorist who gave him a "pickup" in Easton, it was reported. JUNIOR CLASS NOTES Plans are completed for the annual Senior farewell, which will take place on Friday evening, May 27. SOPHOMORE NOTES On Thursday the Latin club held its meeting. An interesting Latin crossword puzzle was solved. Beginning next Tuesday, the Sophomore history classes will hear a series of term papers on the World War. All the students will participate. A group of interesting cartoons on the various stages of history are being exhibited in the Sophomore history room. They were drawn by the students. tion in that city. However, when she was still quite small her parents moved to St. Louis. Although her father insisted and saw to it that Marion did not neglect her education for stage work, still the child was able to nersuade her parents to let her fill anv child roles that came up in the St. Louis productions. Occasionally, during vacations, she went with her father to theatres in other cities. In 1928, just after Marion had graduated from Central Hi?h School in St. Louis, she accompanied her father and his partner when they road-show-pj "r)r(.,,ia on (he West Coast. While in Los Angeles they met John Lancaster, then casting director ' ol Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and he invited Marion to take a screen test. Recently Miss Shillinn; has played opposite Lew Cody in '"Beyond Victory" and the feminine lead in "Big Brother", with Richard Dix. "Shop Angel" was directed bv E. Mason Hopper. Besides Miss Shilling, the cast includes Holmer Herbert, Anthony Bushell, Walter Byron, Do rothy Christie and Creij-htcn Hale. "THE WOMAN IN ROOM 13" Nature and Hollywood casting directors have combined to play a dirty, mean, low-down trick on Myrna Loy. They have made her a siren, a husband stealer, a vampire, when all the tinje she wanted to be a timid, shy, sweet-natured girl like your own sister. . Miss Loy, whose latest screen role is that of a bad woman in Elissa Landi's latest Fov drama, "The Woman in Room 13", comes to the Plaza Theatre on Monday, stopped fretting over this fact a long while ago. Today she accepts the most vicious character roles without a single shudder at the awfulness she will be expected to play, and portrays that role with such vehemence and sincerity that one is led to believe she actually likes it. "The Woman in Room 13" is a Henry King production adapted form the well-known stage pla". Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton and Gilbert Roland share the leading male honors. "TARZAN, THE APE MAN" The strange story of a white man who was brought up in the jungle and lived in the tree-tops like the apes is told in "Tarzan, the Ape Man," which will be seen at the Plaza Theatre on Wednesday. This is a screen version of the famous adventure novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the fact that it was directs by W. S. VanDyke of "Trader Horn" reputation guarantees it to contain the full flavor of the African junele in which dangerous and always exciting locality the plot is unfolded. Fights with lions, apes , bloodthirsty pygmies and other wild ani mals; a spectacular charge of a herd of elephants through a native village; the imprisonment of an English safari and their escape from a man-eating gf.rilla pit play a prominent part in this story of jungle adventures. Principal interest, however, is centered on the fascinating romance' of Tarzan with an English girl. Their life in the tree-tops and exploits in warding off the perils of the beasts and savages by which they are surrounded is said to make this one of the most thrilling pictures yet to come to the talking screen. Johnny Weissmuller, world's" champion swimmer, plays the title role, and the cast also includes, Neil Hamilton, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith, Doris Lloyd, Forester Harvey and Ivory Williams. ted arrows through Sellersville, past the playground, until they reached "Ye Olde Mill." There, "dogs" were roasted, marshmallows toasted, and the girls boasted who could eat the most. A serious baseball "league" game was played and, then weary feet treaded lazily homeward. GIRLS' TRACK NOTES The eirls' track team of the hich LIBRARY NOTES I school nlaced second in a trianculpr Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! the girls are meet held at Lansdale on Tuesday af- marching, Following red arrows all the way, They will get there bye ind bye, Eat thei.r "hot dogs" and their pie, Then with "tummy ache" will sigh From over-eating. - "Oh, thank you so much, Miss Iliff. We had a marvelous time " thus spoke the Freshman Library Club last Thursday after a delightful hike. The ternoon. The three schools which competed were Lansdale, scoring 35 points; Sellersville-Perkasie ,34; and Doylestown, 19. The track season has come to a close and the girls have made a good record for themselves in the meets in which they participated. Agnes Schuster, a member of the Freshman class has earned tmrty-hve points, the girls left the hizh school at 4:30 and, highest number scored by any person similar to utile inaians, iouowea pos- on the team, Ice Cr earn Irwin ii. Freed 8th and Buttonwood Sts. Perkasip, Pa. Sixteen Day Round Trip TICKETS TO ATLANTIC CITY OCEAN CITT STONE HARBOR WILDWOOD CAPE MAT ON SALE EVERY SATURDAY (UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17, IfCX.) Round STATIONS Trip Tm BETHLEHEM 4.92 HELLER TOWN .' CENTRE VALLEY 4 56 COOPERSBURC 50 QUAKERTOWN 4.26 PERKASIE 4.20 SELLERS VILLE 4.20 TELFORD 4.20 SOUDERTON 4-20 HATFIELD 4.20 LANSDALE 4-20 DOYLESTOWN AJbS NEW BRITAIN - 4-56 CHALFONT 4.48 COLMAR 4.40 Children Between 5 and 12 yean of age, HALF FARE 16-Day Ticket! will be good on any train Saturdays to Philadelphia, thenoe on any train to destination within time liuiit of ticket. Tickets limited to return within sixteen days. Stop-off allowed at Philadelphia, Koing and returning within time limit of ticket. Transfer through Philadelphia not included. Convenient transfer between Reading Terminal and Chestnut Street Ferry by Subway Trains. For eomptttm informottom consult agent, Seo flyori. Reading Railway System Plaza Theatre PERKASIE, PA. Owned and Operated fcj Ptikasie Fire Company Win. B. Roienberger, Mgr. Weitern Electric ' Sound Equipneat SATURDAY, MAY 28 "MOP ANGEL" With Marion .Shilling, Herbert Holmes, Dorothy Christie and Creigftton Hale. The drama of a glamorous girl who was always wondering if she was doing the right thing. Comedy, Cartoon and News-Matinee at 2:15 Night at 7 and" 9 This is the last matinee for the summer season, hereafter there will only be night showings at 7 and 9. MONDAY, MAY 30 "The Woman In Boonl3" With Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy and Gilbert Roland. Mystery woman adored by men, many times accused: of love. Finally accused of murder. "A Slip at the Switch'' Chic Sale Comedy Sport and News Showing at 7 and 9 WEDNESDAY, JUNE I Here's the picture you've been waiting for "Tarzan The Ape Kan" With Johnny Weissmurter, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith and Maureen O'Sullivan. A love story that defies convention, against a background of jungle thrills never ibefore filmed. Even greater than "Trade Horn." 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