Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on July 17, 1940 · 2
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Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania · 2

Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, July 17, 1940
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PAGE TVO SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH, SHAMOKIN, PA'., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1940 TWO OPERATORS TESTIFY IN SUIT TO CLOSEPLANT Independent Breaker Owners Called in Meadow-view Case Owners of two of the largest independent breakers in the area were .. called as witnesses this morning at Sunbury in the injunction action of -fliiwinrp ar! Helen Hei'zmnn of I .near Meadowview, against Alfred Mace, breaker owner, in an effort to force Mace to suspend use of his Independent breaker. The two breaker owners heard this morning are Jc-eph Sage and diaries L. Venn, both operating .breakers near Weigh Scales. Sage and Venn are members of a committee named by the Independent Miners Association of Shamo-kin and vicinity to attempt settlement of the dispute between the Heitzmans and Mace. Sage testified he visited the Heitz-man home on three occasions on his mission of attempted settlement. On each occasion he found considerable coal and other dust on the Heitzman property, and said it came from two sources, the breaker and "a cinder-covered lane near the j Heitzman home. - Concerning dust from the breaker, Sage said he believed it could be eliminated if the breaker were made a wet instead of a dry operation. He said his own breaker is a wet opera -- tion and thus eliminates the dust menace in the locality in which he operates. Venn gave much the same testimony. He said there was some dust about the Heitzman home, adding that cinders on the driveway have been ground to dust by trucks and augment dust arising from coal (lumped and prepared in the breaker. . .T' Several other mining experts are lo be called as witnesses during the ! ""afternoon. Judge Morganroth is hopful all testimony will be con-! .eluded at today's hearing, the sec- j jpncC full day of the week required : . Jorhe case. Several previous hear- : JngO'ere held. State Rushing Probe of Blast (Continued from Page One) ,ly sat around awaiting death with a courage hardly equaled in any dis aster. That was evidenced by notes ,.and messages left for loved ones. ' Assistance department workers arel under direction of Edward R. Golob, director of the Cambria ; Coupty board.-, ,. James said Mines Secretary John Ira Thomas was seriously ill at his home and unable to direct the inquiry. "Thomas was the proudest man in the U. S. last year because we went through 1939 without a disaster." he added. child, 2, fatally - Injured by truck " Joseph Romanic. 2, son of Mrs. Anna Romanic, of Hazle Heights, near McAdoo. was fatally injured .'yesterday when run over by a truck operated by his uncle, John Romanic. The truck operator wa.s backing the -conveyance into an alley ad-f joining the Romanic home and did '' not 'notice the child at play. He was "unaware he had run over the child until he heard the shouts of a 'pedestrian. f Badly injured, the child wad iaken to Hazleton State Hospital, ' where he was pronounced dead. Pennsylvania Motor Police arrested Theilmcle on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. He was released under $2,500. "The fatality was the second of its kind, in the same locality within Hire? days. An infant was killed Thep it was run over by a car being pushed by several men attempting to start the machine on compression. ' - - . PLANS UNDER WAY ; :FOR ELKS' OUTING Elaborate plans are under way at present for a huge clambake "and outing of Shamokin Elks and their ladies, proceeds of which will be used to swell the Elks' charity fund. The big outing and bake will be held Sunday. August 4 at the Valley Gun and Country Club grove. near.Elysburg. Members of a special committee are arranging a diversified program Of eatertainment for the August 4 outing, and a record turnout of club members and their ladies is anticipated. Working Time at the Collieries The following collieries are scheduled to work tomorrow: TREVORTON COLLIERY GLEN BURN (Cameron) TROUT RUN COLONIAL M1DVALLEY HICKORY SWAMP SLOPE ALASKA RELIANCE LOCUST GAP POTTS LOC UST SITHMTT (Full Breaker, , One Shift) , MAPLE HILL ! ST. NICHOLAS (Fll Breaker, One Shift) MAHANOY CITY SUFFOLK KNICKERBOCKER ENTERPRISE STRIPPINGS TUNNEL EXTENSION STRIP-JNGS j Up in Arms v-4 , i v t . i K V M i if v ' - j g B ftK,, . , i, ' ,f , x. a 4- t sy x. . j.xi. x-xxv. fc'x.t.j fx. " X ! !. . 1 i I x I S -N?? rrAi k&UsLw I utlfikM Her name's Greta Greta Christiansen and. like her famous alone." Although the young refugee from war-torn Europe was happy she indulged in this outburst in strenuous objection to the fanfare of questions and general excitement attending hpr arrival in HEARING IS HELD ' BY COUNTY SHERIFF I Sheriff W:: :am firs Engle vester- day held the t sheriff's hearing .s cDunty in the oldest court house recorded i:i ti memory of the atta.he. The hearing i ii.e ne.v.'iiu was he a on tne property of Frank and Maggie Yan-chefskie at Trevorton. The prcperty was listed for sheriff's sale, when Attorney V. Irvine Wiest, counsel for the Yancnefskie, intervened and demanded the hearing, alleging that income from the protierty during a period of seven years would be , ample to meet all encumbrances. 1 Sheriff Engle named Clifford uracil, aunpury; tawara unouise and Harry Haupt. Trevorton, and and ap- Paul Boughner. Harry Yerum Fred Snyder. Sha.nokm. as the praisers. Facts concerning the mortgage and :it cost.s. together with income from ti.e property, were presented to the appraisers yesterday. After deliberation the board unanimously agreed that income would not meet encumbrances over a period of seven years. On the strength of the findtnis of the appraisers Sheriff Engle announced the pro;x?rty will be listed for .sale September 24. FACTORY EMPLOYES IN ANNUAL OUTING Annual oi'in; and picnic of Shamokin Dee-? Factory employes, mim-berin? 450. is. t;nar way today at Kr.orbfl's Grovp. where a special prozram of pr.ter.a:r.ntlnt was provided by the management. The workers were transported to the grove in special bt: and private cars ;:u-; from a central point of assembly on Independence Street. Softball, roller ska-ing. swimmm? and divine, watermelon and pic eating contents were h:ghli?lit.s, of the annual eent. Ti.e all-day festivities will be continued this eve-ninz until 11:00. when the participants will return to this city in a fleet of special motor bu-os. - - . - - KEYSTONE ('AMP TO OPEN JULY 21 INDIAN' TOWN GAP. Pa.. Julv 17. 'UP' Th" Bows' Camp, spor.soied by the American Legion, ua bemg prepared y."Vp today for :ts invasion bv 1.250 youths who will arrive July 21 for a 10 day encampment . The boys will be divided into group.- of 3; to form ci'ie.-. with two can's ;i-;j: 'iitiiiu a rounty and the foun'i''.s lornn: the Key .-tone Statf. Camper.- will elect the correspond::;'.- aovermni'i:: officials atone p.rt of t:i ci'iz-n.-iiip program featured by the camp. A new eour.-e in mi'.rary drill as part of the p:oi.iim, will b inaugurated. No. I iiiitn sic NEW POTATOES peck 1 5c Juice ORAM.FS Sdlmc.n Mi-an Conraloupes 2 for 15c I Man land Sweet Corn do' 25c BALTIMORE MARKET 110 V Sh 11,1 kin 6l. 17c M 1 M BRITISH ANNOUNCE j SHIP SUNK JUNE 10 LONDON. July 17 (U.P The admiralty announced today that H. M. S. Van Dyck. employed as a naval auxiliary, was sunk by enemy air attack eff the coast of Norway last June 10. The announcement said two of- ficers and five seamen were killed and 29 officers and 132 seamen were taken prisoner by the Germans. Difficulty in obtaining information was given as a reason by the admiralty for delay in publishing details of the sinking OFFICERS RENAMED BY DISTRICT NO. 7 ; ! istSrS To"1? uni-ed 1 SSaKl it was announced by a board of tell- j ers at Hazleton. President Hrgh Brovn, veteran union leader, is retained as head of the district. Other officers are: Vice-president. Feter Flrsfc: secretary-treasurer, John Ycunshin, and international board member, David J. Stevens. J. C. M'ELWEE, SR., ENTERS HOSPITAL J. Calvin Ma Elwre, Sr.. nf 185 East Dcwart Street, yes-tei-ia y was admitted .to Get.-ir.gor Mnv-rinl Ho.-pi'al. Danvillf. after b"i:.g stricken ill yesterdav. MacEhvc. an rrc.pln.r. n; t -lP Pennsylvania Railroad, br.ame acutely ill, and after beir.2 cxa::l.r.rd by a physician, it was -ut: tc that he enter the hospital ior observation. Hospital Admissions Visiting Hour.: We4:tl.v.-, to 7:30 p. m.; Sundays, 2:30 to 3 0) p. m. d hjr.r, Ph.. B.-.;y Cir:: hony Bjt:i!. .. Miry Est M.i:y F) .. A:; M : . M.; Mi U. K O.vitlc Lor.?, K-j.n:i: Ednx m:..z:k Kntprt Jo-eph Li'::. K-;:pn;t. Intcrurban Trolleys Now Have Hostesses ATLANTIC CITY. N. Hostesses have been in", terurban trolleys he:e believed to be the first United States. .1. 'UP' ailed on m-ror-whnt is i mie in the Girls in ui.ilorn,?, stocked wrh magazines and new papers, aie riding the fast line- cars that make the 53-minute 18-mile trip between here and Ocean City. tF : w w w I laiREST4UR4NT rasa fior jyj iasn 1,7 lvllf:i'EMii:ME st. v 25c PLATTERS THRIFT DAY MENU Baked C'hirkrn Tie Baked Sniffed Turk Loin Rrrald Veal Steak Baked Swiss Steak Il'iast Leg- of Lamb Spaghetti and Meat Balls Hamburg Steak and .Mushroom!. Koast Rib of Beef Choice of Salads p : i rrri M !.' 'j I HtHert Browned New Votators Creamed I resj, Siijjiir IV is rni Slaw Bread, Greta Carbo. she "wants to be enough to be safe in America, clicking cameras, interviewers' New York. KLINGERSTOWN MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL James Seiler, 70, of near Klingers-town. died early this morning in Geisir.ger Memorial Hospital, Danville, where lie wa.s admitted last Saturday for an operation for ap-pendicitis. The aged rural resident was widely known in the lower end of the county and has numerous relatives in Shamokin and vicinity. He is survived by his widow and three daughters. Mrs. Lester Neugard, Mrs" John Fetterolf. and Mrs. Fred Ramer, of Hepler, and two stepsons. Howard Maurer, of Klingers-tnvn and Theodore Maurer. of Hazleton. A sister. Mrs. Simon Haas, of Hepler. is another survivor. ORWIGSBURG WOMAN 89 YEARS OF AGE Mrs. Fannie L. Zulick, Orwigsburs, sister of the late Frank E. and Howell F. Sheener, Shamokin, well known to many Shamckin residents, yesterday observed the eighty-ninth anniver.-ary of her birth and was tendered a dinner by her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Zulick, widow of a pioneer Orwigsburg shoe manufacturer, is remarkably active for one of her years. She is a regular reader of newspapers and classics and enjoys daily automobile rides. The celebrant, of yesterday is an aunt of Mrs. Joseph Mette, of Independence Street. Y OCT II IS INJURED IN BIKE ACCIDENT William Rokuskie. 12. son of Mrs. Laura Rokuskie. 436 South Franklin Street, sustained a severe injury of the left ear yesterday when he crashed into the Willow Street b.-;ic '. east of fhamokm Street, while riding a bicycle. A physician summoned to the home treated the boy's injury, and the accident victim will be confined to lus bed for several days. He is a twin brother of Robert Rokuskie, who is a patient in the Elizabeth-town Sanitorium. SEWER GRATINGS STOLEN IN REGION A-h'.and authorities are eonsider-;;:i- concerned over a new type ol larceny theft of sewer gratings. Offrers have two suspicions one that tiie gratings are used by bootleg miners for s reening purposes, av.d ti.e other that they are stolen to Mild a'- junk. Five such rratings tli-appeared from sewer inlets within a week, indicai mg the larceny is l;e:)ig perpetrated on a systematic basis. Dulrh Tofato Salad Buttrred Lima Brain Butler i ry it i 2l) Your regular coal hauler I I fl1 ruu, ' uill supply you or II xgx ' J j: 'phone the colliery, 770 I I ! 1 bSSsttoOL Tea or Cuffre . 1 IS 'teVlllV.MVJ VUUIWMIIT MM prET V I I I Personal and Social Events All communications add:essed to this column must bear the names and addresses of the senders, otherwise they will not be published. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bushinski and dauahter. Mary, returned home from South Plainfield, N. J., where they visited relatives ana irienas. Mrs Catherine Roadarmel. 43i Smith Shamokin Street, is confined to bed with a serious illness, it was reported today. Mrs. Eliza Hoffa, of Fredericksburg, this state, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Tom Waters, Trevorton Road. Mrs. Hoffa, who is 94, is unusually active for her age and enjoys good health. Mr. and Mrs.. Dudley Staggs, of Panama; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wentzel, of Reading; Mrs. Walter Amnion and daughter, Loretta, of Brandwyne Manor, spent several days at the home of Mrs. Eva Whai-y, Shamokin, R. D. 1. Corporal Charles S. Grow, in charge of Shamokin detail of Motor Police, left today on a two-week vacation trip to the middle western states. Corporal Grow expects to motor to South Dakota and return home by a southern route. Justice of the Peace Harris O. Renninger and Samuel Dluge, local clothier, left last evening for New York City, where they will witness the Jenkins-Armstrong fistic battle which will be held this evening at the Polo Grounds. Thomas F. Landy, retail sales agent of Susquehanna Collieries Company and Fifth Ward councilman, left yesterday on a 10-day business trip in Maryland, where lie will establish new coal sales contacts for the Anthracite product of Glen Burn (Cameron) Colliery. Announcement waa mace this morning that the Kulpmont Council of Republican Women will hold its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Zigner. Chestnut Street, Kulpmont, at 7:30 this evening. All members who plan to attend the council's annual outing have been requested to be present at tonight's meeting. 49 DISMISSED WPA YORKERS REHIRED The 49 WPA workers dismissed Monday from a quarry project at Sunbury were reinstated today, but the foreman, David McCollum, Sun-bury stands indefinitely suspended, it was announced this afternoon from the WPA engineer's offices at Sunbury. At a conference yesterday afternoon between Mayor Morris Michaels, of Sunbury, and Project Engineer May, who recommended dismissals of the men. May agreed to withdraw his charges against the workers, but not against McCollum. This decision was agreeable to the Sunbury executive, and the dismissal slips issued to the men were ordered canceled. The workers returned to their places this morning. Harry E. Boyer, named to the foremanship yesterday during the emergency, is to continue in charge of stone production in the quarry for the present. ELKS PLANNING FOR FAIR TRIP The special committee in charge of arrangements of the World's Fair excursion of the Shamokin Lodge of Elks said today that details of the trip had been arranged, but that all registrations were not yet in. July 25 has been set as deadline for registration, and it is expected that a large number of club members and their wives will sign before that time. The Elks' party will leave here in a special coach of the Reading line on August 8 and return to Shamokin on August 10. 1 8, I i The Thrift Co GO S . f I t-"5 I 1 iicnuolinnnn r't n vine nnnu i if1u?7ti(Trr Reported Slated For Second Place 1 t - i. Because his wide business experience would be a splendid foil to that of Republican Presidential Nominee Wendell Will-kie, Jesse Jones, above. Texan head of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, is reported a leading contender for Vice-President on Democratic ticket. EXPLOSION WRECKS RUMANIAN PLANT BUCHAREST, July 17 (U.R) An explosion at Galatz, Moldavian city and trade center on the lower Danube, destroyed the electric light plant shortly before noon, telephoned messages said today. Five bodies were recovered from the debris and many injured were taken to hospitals. It was feared that further rescue work would disclose other deaths. Four tram lines in Galatz were at a standstill and the city was without electric current. A high commission was appointed to investigate the explosion, particularly suggestions of sabotage. Galatz is Rumania's greatest Danubian port and it was the scene of repeated disturbances during the i recent Soviet occupation of Bessa rabia. 1,000 DELINQUENT IN COUNTY TAXES County Treasurer George B. Williams reported today that 1.000 Northumberland County persons are delinquent in their mercantile tax payments and that under orders received from the Department of Revenue, Harrisburg, prosecution mast be entered unless these accounts are settled in full by August 1. Inci eased demand for funds for relief purposes in Pennsylvania has prompted the Department of Revenue to enforce collections on all tax accounts. Merchants who neglect to meet the tax obligation by August 1 will face additional costs through the prosecution ordered by the state authorities. ----- , LOCAL MAN FILES SUIT FOR DIVORCE Suit for divorce was filed today at Sunbury by Andrew J. Slodisko, of Coal Township, against his wife, Catherine, of the same locality. The couple was wedded July 19, 1923, and are the parents of five children. Slodisko, in the libel filed today, charges his wife with cruel and barbarous treatment and violations of her marriage vows. The court is asked to name a master to take testimony in the divorce proceedings. Annenberg Plea Denied by Court Publisher Directed to Surrender July 22 to Begin Prison Term CHICAGO, July 17 (U.R) Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson today denied M. L. Annenberg probation and ordered that he surrender July 22 to begin serving a three-year prison term for evasion of $1,217,296 tax on his income for 1936. Annenberg, who pleaded guilty to the charge, had petitioned for probation or a stay of execution on the plea that incarceration would endanger his health and that fie needed his freedom to earn approximately $9,500,000 he has agreed to pay the treasury in seven years to settle other tax claims against him. Government counsel who quashed indictments covering approximately $4,000,000 additional delinquencies after Annenberg pleaded guilty to the 1936 evasion, opposed probation. Wilkerson's denial of the leniency petition made no comment on An-nenberg's argument that his guilty plea and civil settlement with the treasury merited consideration or testimony of three Philadelphia physicians that Annenberg should be given "five or six weeks" more freedom to undergo two operations. United States Marshal William McDonald said Annenberg would serve his term at the Lewisburg, Pa., Penitentiary. He said that with time off for good behavior Annenberg could win release in two years, three months and 13 days and could petition for parole after serving 11 months. Annenberg, who was waiting at his hotel when the order was entered, said, "There is nothing I can do" about further legal steps to avoid going to prison. "I'm going home to try to say goodbye to my family," he said. Wilkerson also denied a probation plea on behalf of Joseph E Hafner, chief bookkeeper for the Annenberg publishing and horse race information services, who wa,s sentenced to five months' imprisonment for admittedly aiding the evasion. Hafner will serve the term at the Federal Correctional Institute, Sandstone, Minn. PROBE BEGUN INTO DEATH OF INFANT Assistant District Attorney Robert M. Harris, of Schuylkill County, was assigned yesterday to join with Tamaqua and Pennsylvania Motor Police in an investigation into the death of a six weeks' old son of Florence Rudloff, 18, of Tamaqua, found dead yesterday afternoon in the mother's home. Deputy Coroner A. R. Snyder was called to the home to investigate the death and found suspicious circumstances indicating neglect and malnutrition. He reported to county authorities, and investigators learned from the girl that Raymond Kerst, 65, of Port Clinton, was the father of her illegitimate child, born June 8 in Coaldale Hospital. Physicians and nurses at the hospital said the child was normal and in good health when mother and babe were discharged from the hospital several days ago. 31ALiilitt Or LOCAL ! PHYSICIAN ROBBED Borough and state police are in- vestigating the robbery of a sedan ! cwned by Dr. H. T. Simmonds last evening at 9:30, while the well known physician and surgeon was responding to a professional call on East Church Street. Returning to his parked car after a brief interval, Dr. Simmonds discovered a black leathe valise containing valuable surgical Instruments and a first aid kit had been stolen during his absence. The robbery was reported to borough police headquarters at City Hal and to the local detail of Pennsylvania Motor Police. Ili3 1 c i And so can you! By deciding now to join our Own-a-Home Savings Club and to save $10 to $25, or more each month, you may have the necessary down payment in 36 to 60 months! Every dollar you save earns a liberal return, too-profit that brings closer the day when you can buy or build. What a convenient, sensible way to do something about having a home all your own! We've prepared a booklet telling the whole story, and your copy is waiting for you at our offices or send the coupon below today. You will not be obligated. Send free laving! Club, Street POPULATION Or SCHUYLKILL IS 6,000 UNDER '30 Adjoining County's Loss Far Greater Than This County's Northumberland County's reported loss in population during the past 10 years was not nearly as heavy as that in adjoining Schuylkill County. In this county there was a decline of 1,817 in population while in Schuylkill County the loss was vastly heavier. The new census figures give totals in Schuylkill at 229,068 as against 235,505 during the census of 1930. Populations of boroughs and townships in Northumberland County, not included among districts listed yesterday, have been announced frcm Harrisburg as follows: upper Augusta, im, jjower Augusta, 736; Delaware. 1,621; East Cameron, 1065. East Chillisquaque, 488; Lewis, 906; Gearhart, 520; Hem-don, 637; Jackson, 780; Jordon, 722; Kulpmont, 6.157; Little Mahanoy, 447; Lower Mahanoy, 1307; Upper Mohanoy, 824; McEwensville, 261; Marion Heights, 2,168; Milton, 8.309; Point 1,324; Rockefeller, 936; Shamokin township, 1772; Washington, 765; Mount Carmel, 17,753; Mount Carmcl township, 5865; Northumberland, 4468; Ralpho, 19944; Riverside, 501; Snydertown, 342; Rush, 721; Ttirbotville, 524; Turbot township, 848; West Cameron, 552; Zerbe, 3104. These figures are again subject to revision after the census experts at Washington go over the books of the enumerators. At the same time each day changes the exact figures through birth and death, and as people move from one locality into another. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houser, 1700 Mulberry Street, are parents of a daughter born at Shamokin Hospital. Mrs. Houser was formerly Miss Bertha Weaver. A daughter was born at Shamokin Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gronski, 1237 East Avenue, Mount Carmel. Mrs. Gronski before mar- Shamokin Hospital records show birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Molner, 111 Melrose Street, Marion Heights. Mrs. Molnar was formerly Miss Catherine Miles. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Troup, of Northumberland, are the parents of a daughter born at Geisinger Hospital, Danville. Mrs. Troup before her marriase was Miss Jane Lewis, of Shamokin. THRIFT DAY Values at the GERTRUDE HATSHOPPE 504 N. 8th St. II-l- H 51 -37 $1 GLOVES White, Black, Blue BT ?1 and 51.50 PURSES gc and $ WestWard Building & Loan Association 8 S. Market Street ( booklet about your Own-a-Hom j I I I Cuf Sin

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