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Second Part Pagds 9 to 16 VOL. 37,N Y 0. 47, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA.. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY G, 1930. SIXTEEN PAGES. Turnpike Staff Will Be Housed in School At Mount Pleasant Section of Old First- Ward Building Being Renovated. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST Special to The Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Jan. 6.-Work was begun Thursday on removal of partitions between rooms at the First Ward School, providing a large room to be used as a drafting room by the Turnpike Commission, which have leased the front rooms, up and downstairs, from the Board of Education for use as offices. In addition to this change, up-to- date rest rooms will be installed, taking the place of the antiquated ones now in the building. It is understood that many more men will be brought here and that this town is to be made one oÂ£ the major headquarters in the building of the supcr-mghwjiy. In addition to the office force, several crews of workmen are kept in Mount Pleasant checking and rechecking the route. School has been held for men who will be used as inspectors when the actual building gets under way. Band Officers Elected. Newly elected officers of the Mount Pleasant Fireman's Band are: President, Eugene Busko; vice-president, Clarence Gcarhart; secretary, Don Bittner; treasurer, E. F. McCIoy, and librarians, Edward Myslcwski and Donald Stahl. In Vets' Hospital. Roy Stahl of Cort street has been taken to Aspimvall Veterans' Hospital for treatment. Infant Dies. A daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Leasure of near Bridgeport early this morning in Frick Memorial Hospital, died, at birth. Woman's Club Meets. Madeline Skelly Faust, a member of the faculty of Duquesne University, presented a program, and Mrs. John C. Haberlen, of the Hamsay High School laculty, was guest speaker at a meeting of the Junior Woman's Club of Mount Pleasant Thursday evening at the Evans home In South Church street Refreshments were served, with Miss Alice Goldsmith, Miss Dorothy Brycc, Miss Dorothy Shields, Mrs. Robert Weisel and Miss Margaret Reichman as hostesses. __ Entertains Club. " Mrsf Harry Gettemy of College nvenue entertained the card club of which she is a member at her home Thursday evening. Two tables were brought into play. . Aid Society Meets, Mrs. A. B. Henderson of College avenue entertained the Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church at her home Thursday ?f- iernoon at its regular business meeting. Union Service. Thursday evening the union service was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Ernest G. Sawyer, pastor of the United Brethren Church, preaching. Office Hours Announced. The unemployment office in the Legion home, North Church' street will be open from 9 o'clock in the morning until 2-30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Jimmy Foxx Asks $10,000. Jimmy Foxx, the American League's leading slugger last year, says he's going to ask $40,000 from the Boston Red Sox to sign for 193D. "I led the league in almost every department so why shouldn't I get more dough," Jimmy said. Blacksmith Retires. GREENSBURG, Jan. 6.--Harry O. Smith has retired after 37 years of blacksmithing. County Chairman Sets Up Schedule For Political Work UNIONTOWN, Jan. 6. -- Republican County Chairman George C. Brown announced that he will devote a ;reat part of his time to the duties of lis office in order that he may accomplish the most possible work in tl-r Hepubhcan affairs ol the county. Each afternoon except Wednesday and Saturday, from 1:30 until 4:30 o'clock he will meet and interview :hosc desiring to sec him on political matters at his offices, 310 New Second National Bank building, Uniontown. He asks that those wishing to sec him on political matters observe the.: hours as his evenings at home are being spent carrying out detail work and he will be unable to discuss politics there with interviewers. Westmoreland Has Increase of One In Motor Deaths GREENSBURG, Jan. 6.--Automobiles claimed one more victim during 1938 than in 1937, the annual report of Coroner H. A. McMurray revealed. There was a total of 78 auto fatalities last year in Westmoreland county as compared with 77 the preceding year. There were also two motorcycle victims. Fatal railroad accidents claimed nine as compared with 18 in 1937 while flve murders were reported in 1938 as against seven the year before. Suicides jumped from 31 to 3G while four died in street car mishaps, one was killed by lightning and 12 died of accidental burns. Seven were claimed by drowning, 19 in falls, and four from accidental shooting. , The coroner had 628 cases called to his attention during 1938. Confluence Bridge Club Entertained CONFLUENCE, Jan. G--The Tuesday Evening Bridge Club held its monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Christine JFrantz January 3. The high prize was won by Mrs. Cora Ciousc and low was taken by Mrs. Frank Springer. After cards a delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Undergoes Operation. Floyd Swearman of Somerfield R. D., underwent an appendicitis operation in Frantz Hospital, December 27. His condition is fair. Throat Operations. Â· Mary Lou and Edna Mae, daughters of Ira Williams of Addison underwent throat operations Tuesday at Frantz Hospital. Both have returned home. v 111 of Pneumonia. Mrs. Ray Butler, who was admitted to Frantz Hospital December 27, is still seriously 111 of pneumonia. Injured Coaster Improves. Robert Romesburg of Harncds- vllle, who suffered a fractured skull while coasting near his home December 28, is very much improved. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bower and son, and Raymond Kemp were visitors in Uniontown recently. Miss Mary Whitney, a tcnchcr in Confluence High School, is ill at her residence here. Miss Ellener Critch- flcld is substituting in her place. Pep Young Unsigned. Pepper Young, Pirates second baseman, became the first Pittsburgh holdout when he turned down a sal- nry increase offered by President Bill Bcnswanger. FIRE CHIEF DEBOLT URGES CAUTION IN COLD SEASON The cold season is fire danger season, says Fice Chief William E. DoBolt who urges residents to exercise extreme caution. He issued the following "fire prevention" announcements which he said will go a'long way toward removing much of the menace: Ashes--Keep ashes m a non-combustive receptacle. To deposit them in wooden or pupcr boxes is to invite fire. Matches--Keep them in closed metal boxes and out of the reach ol children. "Children playing with matches" is the cause of fires and many funerals. Burning rubbish--Don't burn rubbish near buildings nor permit children to do so. Use a metal container with a wire screen top. Electric wiring -- Don't change electric wiring without consulting a competent electrician andkdon't hang electric cords on nails or hooks. Gasoline--The use of gasoline in the house or near an open flame is to Invite disaster. Many lives are lost in this manner. Electric irons--Disconnect electric irons when through using. Many fires start because some one leaves the current on for "just a minute" to answer the phone or talk with a neighbor. Heating devices -- Make regular inspection of all stoves, boilers and furnaces and make necessary repairs immediately. Chimneys--Have flues examined, cleaned and impaired once a year. Spontaneous combustion--Burn al! oily waste or iags or keep them in metal containers with self closing cover. OMy rags burst into flames Gross carelessness--To use gasoline or kerosene in lighting fires or to hunt for gas leaks with a lighted match is to invite a trip to the hos- pitnl and possibly a long residence in the cemetery. Metal protection -- Place met,} protection under all sloves, and protect woodwork where stoves anc furnaces arc close to the wall. Fire protection--A fire extinguisher should be in every home and al' members of the family \hould' know how to U"C it. President Flays "Philosophers of Force" MEASLES CASES JUMP IN CITY DURING 1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers hia nwswgc to the 7Gth Concrcsi in joint session. Flaying "philosophers of force," he urged xulcquuto national defenses. lie declared the nim of the administration is to increase the national income from GO to 80 billion dollars a yeÂ»r. Behind the President, on upper daia, are Speaker William B. Bankhcad (left) of Alabama nnd Vice President John Nance Garner (cxtrcmo richM of Toxns. Â· (Central Prat} Uncle Sam Ready to Replace Security Cards Lost in Dice Games or "Just Disappeared Lost your social security card? Thousands of others have--*o Uncle Sam is set up to replace any lost in dice games, chewed up by goats, "lifted" by pickpockets md 'just disappeared." "It's all part of the social security board's -work," Michael J. Shortlcy, manager of the Philadelphia office, explained. That "work" includes paying claims at the rate of two a minute to workmen throughout the Nation who have reached 65 years of nge. A spokesman for the board disclosed there is plenty of humor in the "lost card" department. He paid one man appeared recently at a western state office nnd asked for the social security benefits for "these 21 cards." The man said ho had won them in a dice game--the other pl.iycrs "shot" their social security cards after their funds \\eie exhausted. "Of rinir'C under the Government's filing system it would be impossible for anyone to .secure benefit on any claim but his own," Shortley s.ild. "Pcoj-le who loso their cjids make nil kinds of excuses when they ask for n now one." the district manager snid. HP recalled that one applicant reported "a goat Me my caid," and hundreds of prople explain their "pockets were picked." If Hit- applicant has the number of his card it's only :\ five-minute job to give him a new one. If not. the application must be sent to the central ofllce at Baltimore where permanent files arc kept. "It is important that every workman have a social security numbor whether or not he is employed," Shortley snid, adding: "Sometimes a prospective employer wants a workman immediately and if lie doesn't have a card--well, he may get passed up for the man who already has one." Go WALDORF TISSUE 6 *Â°"' 23 SCOTT TISSUE 4 Roiu 25 SCOTT TOWELS 3 RÂ°"Â» 25 PRUNES 2"-BÂ°MO KARO wÂ« 3 "--19 CATSUP 4 Â»Â·"Â· 29 CORN MEAL 5". (3 Whll. or Ytllew QuÂ»lrr HEINZ KETCHUP 3 i-Â«. so BEANS 'Â»-Â«Â· 3 CM. 29 SPAQHETTI Â«Â·Â«Â· 3 CM.. 23 NOODLES W* Chicken Lb. . T n r | 9 LAKE HERRING , ^ 75 BRICK CHEESE LI,. is OLEOMARGARINE 2 "Â·Â· IT BROWN SUfiAR PEACHES SUNBRITE 3 C "Â» 10 APRICOTS SMiitMt 2 ricn. 25 BUCKWHEAT si.b.s.ck|7 Old Ftihlootd O R A N G E JUICE 46Â°"-2l FELS NAPTHA IO"Â«'4I GIBRALTAR COFFEE 3 !Â·Â»Â· 29 APPLE BUTTER 2 Â«Â·Â· 25 Litby Old FÂ«ifc!oned ARMOUR'S PIG FEET CORNED BEEF C. 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POTATOES pk. 17 JUICY ORANGES 2 doz. 25 LIBBYor DEL MONTE CHERRIES 2 TMÂ« c.n. 45 Oven IU Culs *UÂ« Th. S.ve Way MarkeU Ray Ruffo Wins Knockout Count- In Mitt Tourney Ray Kudo, Conncllsville Recreation Center's only competitor in the Diamond Belt Championships now being held in Pittsburgh, won his opening bout at the Pittsburgh Boy: Club Wednesday night, fighting In the 120-pound class. Hufto knocked out Patrick Mc- Cnuloy of the Etna Boys Club In one minute and 12 seconds of the seconc round. JU'fTb's preliminary round MCtory qualifies him for the quarter final contests which will start Duquesne Garden Monday night January 1C. Thcrc were 121 cases oÂ£ communicable diseases in Connellsville during 1938, according to the report of Health Officer Charles H. Balsley, submitted to the Board oÂ£ Health Wednesday night. This compared with 41 cases in 1D37, 54 m 1336 and 179 in 1935. Measles headed the list with 80 us compared with only two the preceding year while scarlet fever was second with 30 as against 16 in 1337. There were four cases of chicken pox, four oÂ£ whooping cough, two of diphtheria and one of puerperal lever. Twelve cases of communicable diseases were reported from Connellsville State Hospital. The report showed that there were two quarantine cards in effect on December 31 of which one was scarlet fever and the other chicken pox. The health ofiiccr received 404 complaints and investigated all but two of these. He visited 9fi eating and drinking places and made 144 inspections. A total of 800 health certificates was issued. The olllccr said he issued written waimngs to 31 violators and had two arrests and convictions during the year. A total of 147 garbage cards was posted. As the health ollicer also serves as sealer of weights and measures, the report also showed that ho tested 333 gasoline pumps and was forced to condemn 19 while six were adjusted. He tested 423 scales of which one was condemned and eight adjusted. Oil pumps inspected numbered 313 all of which were found to be accurate, none requiring adjustment and none being condemned. Kobcrt Decker Buried. The funeral service for Bobert W. Decker was held Wednesday afternoon nt the home, 1218 Chestnut street, with Dr. W, II. Hetrick, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. George R. Krupp, pastor of First United Prcs- bylcriari Church. Thcie was a large profusion of lloral tributes. Burial was made in Hill Grofc Cemetery. Active pallbearers were John Leonard, Raymond Shipley, Ernest McCoy, John Bcown, Leo DcPolo anc Kenneth Meranda. Honorary pallbearers included Paul Sncncc, Kob- crt Kobmson, Blainc Shcetz, Jack Kline, Herbert Keffcr and Gerald CJemmcr. 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