The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 6, 1938 · Page 12
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 6, 1938
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PAGE TWELVE. THE DAILY COUKIEU, CONNELLSVrLLE, PA. -THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 193S. f , A Privilege of Retired Judge to Occup^ Bench Given by Assembly Act Curiosity has prompted numerous questions on the status of Retired Judge E. H. Reppert which allows him the privilege of sitting on the Fayette county court.bench with active judges. · ' Judge Reppert served the county for 20 years and seven months in his Judicial capacity. He first took the bench here on January 1, 1898. In 1907, the Republican nomination and election went to Judge J. tj. Van Sweuringen. However, Judge Reppert was reappointed in May, 1915 and was active on the bench until his retirement January 1, 1926. Since that date, he has watched other judges take their places in county courts and has served as honorary friend and advisor to those active in presiding over litigation to see that justice is done. The question asked by the curious is:. "How does it come that Retired Judge Reppert is still a member of the court, occupies a seat on the bench, while other, judges, whose terms have expired, resume their places at the bar as practicing attorneys? 1 .' i Judge Reppert explains: "This occurs under the Act of 1919, providing that judges who served 20 years or more and have shall hold themselves in readiness to perform certain duties, shall be eligible for retirement but shall not thereafter engage in any remunerative employment. "In 1929, the law was changed so that judges, whose term of service began prior to the second Monday o£ January, 1930, or taking office thereafter, might become members of the State Employe's Retirement Association, with a monthly deduction of salary, as in the case of school teachers. In such cases, there is no provision as to the performance of any official duty, and no prohibition as to engaging in any remunerative employment." Judge Reppert wiis retired under the provisions of the Act of 1919; ' the other former judges under those of the Act of 1929. WPA String Instrument Classes Begin in Week WPA classes in all string and some wind instruments will get under way next week. 4? Classes will be open from 3 to" 9 o'clock in the Connellsville Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Fridays while periods will be conducted from 3 to 8:30 o'clock at the Dunbar Center on Mondays and Thursdays. Enrollment is open to all residents of the surrounding community anc includes both adults and children, There is no charge of any kind. PAPERS A N N O U N C E PRICE INCREASES BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 6.- The Birmingham News and Birmingham Age-Herald announced increases in subscription rates, effective this week. Carrier delivery of each newspaper will be raised from 12 to 16 cents, and with- the Sunday paper included the rate will be raised from 20 to 25 cents. The streel sale price of the News was advanccc from three to five cents. The Age- Herald street price remains at five cents. DBS MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 6.--The Des Moines Register and Tribune announced that the combined "subscription rate of the Morning Register, the Evening Tribune and the Sunday Register, delivered by city carrier, would be increased from 25 cents a week to 30 cents, effective this week. NEWS OF THE COURTS Special to .Tho Courier. UNiONTOWN, Jan. 6.--Oath of office was administered by Register of Wills Bruce F. Sterling to William f. Spalter as court crier in Fayettc county orphans court, presided over by Judge Ross S. Matthews. The new appointee is from Fay- cttc City where he was born 76 years on January 2, 1861. He has been a registered Democrat for 50 years and, in all that time, avers has never missed an election. Officially taking his^bench in orphans court Monday afternoon, Judge Matthews granted a continuance on arguments in the Blanche Miller estate until he could arrange for another judge to hear the case. Judge Matthews explained to attorneys that Attorney E. C. Higbee, dean of the Fayctto county bar and senior member of the law firm to which he had belonged before taking the bench, is counsel in the case and had been active while the court was also active in the law firm and, in fairness, he has decided to invite one of the other judges to take the bench to hear the arguments. Orphans court, after the decision was announced, was adjourned to 10 o'clock this morning. Reorganization of Fayctte counts prison board, scheduled for Monday, was postponed until Saturday morning duo to the ceremony for Judges W. Russell Carr and Ross S. Matthews. Judge Carr will be the new member of the board, succeeding retired Judge Thomns H. Hudson. In the case of M. S. Robinson and C. C. Robinson', trading and doiug business as Robinson Brothers, plaintiffs, against Carl Dick, defendant, an order was handed down by Judge H. S. Dumbauld granting Dick 10 days in .which to enter l.i appearance and file an answer in tlfe case. '., In an order of court, the county commissioners were granted permission to accept $50 cash from A. J. and Helen Emmencgger, Springhill township which was considered part of the properly owned by Locust Hill Coal Company, now R, H. Sherwood. The amount involved is in full settlement for all unpaid taxes on the land to January 1, 1938. Prothonotary John J. Brady announces that over 200 petitions for citizenship will bo considered this month in the county naturalization court. County commissioners have postponed all appointments at Fayette County Home until the decision is handed down by the State Supreme Court on tho constitutionality of the act of the 1937 General Assembly which abolished poor boards in Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Meanwhile, more than 100 applications arc now on file for the posi.ion of steward at the home. A similar number was submitted for the position of matron. County Commissioner Arthur Higinbotham is seriously ill at his home in Smock. He became ill Friday, December 24, after leaving his office in the courthouse and, for a brief time, had been threatened with pneumonia. Crochet Something To Treasure Household Art» by Alice Brook" Man Responsible For Bringing Back War Victims, Died McKEESPORT, Jan. 0,--James D. Foster, 73, the man who battled tor years to win permission from the Federal Government to bring back to the United States bodieb of American soldiers killed in the World. War, died Tuesday at his homo he-re. He organized in 1919 the "Return Our Soldier Dead Lcajiue" when lie discovered that without Federal permission he would be unable to bring here the body of his son, killed in France. Through the movement he started 44,000 bodies of the Nation's war dead were nnally brought back to the country for which they fought. Ovens in Blast Hold Own During Year's Last Week There were 993 ovens in blast in the Connellsvillc Region during th? week ending January 1, a survey by ' The Courier revealed today. This ] was the same number active the ! week before when the figure dropped i to belo" · the 1,000 mark for the first time since July, 1936. Slight improvement was anticipated in the beehive coke 'trade as the Continental No. 2 plant began firing up additional ovens. It had 48 on the active list last week but production there is to be increased by firing up of 150 additional ovens during the first halt of this month. "The Family Store" WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY On account of the death of Itayniond K. Ringer. Open Saturday as Usual. PATTERN 5947 If you want a dainty spread that will last for years, crochet these lacy medallions--a fascinating pattern to follow and one that's easy to memorize. For an exceptionally rich effect put the spread over a cover of pastel- colored mat rial. Th string or finer cotton these medallions also make Jary dinner cloth i, scarfs and other small accessories. In pattern 5047 you will find complc'e instructions for making the medallion shown; an illustration of it and of all stitches used: a photograph of the medallion; material requirements. To obtain thii pattern send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) 1,5 The Cour cr Household Arts Dept., 259 W. Hth Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. Echar'd Resigns Higfvvay Position To Take New Work ' Special to TTio Courier. UN1ONTOWN, Jan. 6.--Jacob H. Echard has r signed as superintendent of maintenance of the local highway department to take over the duties of referee of the Unemployment Bureau of the Department of Labor and Industry. Echard's nrv work is to consist of adjusting disputes and issues bc- twccr, workers and the unemployment compensation fund officials in Faycttc, Westmoreland, Washington, Greene, Armstrong and Indiana counties, lie is out of the city all wcelr acquainting himself with the new position. In addition to begin a highway official here, Ec'iard was county Democratic chairman for the past two years. His successor is to be elected at the meeting this spring. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 6.--The Omaha World-Herald has announced an increase of five cents a week in its Sunday and daily and daily only country subscription prices "Tor papers delivered by carrier. The increases will bring 'the country rate by carrier up to the present city rate, which was -not increased. s LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 6.--The Lincoln Journal and Star, daily newspapers, announced their street sale price would be five cents instead of three cents. The monthly subscription rates, including Sunday issues, were ,aised from 80 cents" to 90 cents. UOTONTOWN, Jan. C.--In orders hanced down by the court and signed by President Judge Harry A. Cottom, approval was given the appointment of Margaret Willn Jaco and Edgar E. Lyon as official court stenographers of the 14th judical district, comprising Fayetto county, excluding, however,-the county orphans court. The new appointees will each receive an annual salary of $2,500 together with such expenses and supplies as the court may deem proper and necessary. Miss Jaco succeeds Earl T. Chamberlin, resigned, as stenographer in Judge Cottom's court Awhile Lyon, who served as court stenographer for Retired Judge Thomas H. Hudson, was retained in the same capacity by Judge W. Russell Carr. Frank Moats, assistant steward at county home, was released from his dtitie:! Monday by the county commissioners who believed, Commissioner Rankin declared, "that Moats was not qualified to handle the position." It was rumored that, should the Still Coughing? No mutter how many medicines you Henry Sirtow Buried. The funeral of Henry Sidow, who died at tbo Braddock General Hospital; was held Friday afternoon. There was a prayer at the home of a brother, August Sidow, of Lciscn- ring, followed by a lull service at the German Lutheran Church. Rev. Paul Porath officiated. Pallbearers were Lewis, Tcdrow, Henry and Richard Sidow, Thomas Coleman and Hobert Oslethorpe. Interment was In Kill Grove Cemetery. I now with Crcomulslon. Serious trouble | may bo brewing and you cannot afford : to take a chance- with any'remedy less I potent than Crcomulslon, which goes right to tho scat of tho trouble and aids nature to soothe and heal tho Inflamed mucous membranes and to loosen and expel tho germ-laden phlegm. Even If other remedies have failed, don't be discouraged, try Oreomulslon. Your druggist Is authorized to refund your money If you arc not thoroughly satisfied with tho benefits obtained from thoveiyflrstbottle.Creomulslonla one word--nottwo, audit has nohyphen to It. Ask for It plainly, sec that the namo on tho bottle Is Creomulslon. and OX OCCASIONS OP JOY OR SORROW --Send-F L O W E R S Flowers are always appropriate . . . and when you order them here you are suru of a wide variety ut pleasing prices. Oglevee Sons ' FLOKJSTS Cut Flowers Designs 113 South I'iUshurjj Street Phono -fL'l. Supreme C'lurt uphold the act of the 1D37 General Assembly which abolishes ill poor boards, Lewis Willims, superintendent o£ the county buildings, will also be asked to supervise work at the county poor farm in add.tion to his present duties. Williams, a farmer, an authoritative source revealed, would bo well qualified to "many, many improvements on uV poor farm and bring about order md system." AVr tx Decreased. Writs, or aj plications for probating wills and letters of administration, issued by Register ut Wills Sterling, dropped 47 btlow the total number issued for 192 C, records compiled by Henry Titteri jgton .showed. In 1937, tl.erc were 377 writs issued; in 193 i, a total of 424. There we« 29fi more marriage licenses issuec In Fayette county in 1937 than in 1938, records in the office of Regi (cr o£ Wills Bruce F. Sterling revealed yesterday as figures for the various months were compiled for the annual report. In 1937, thi re were 3,361 licenses issued a;, aga nst 1,065 in 1936 and 1,245 in 1935. Dan Cupid obtained greater results in June and August than any other months, this past year, with 204 being issued in June--the month of brides--and 178 in August. Three Westmoreland Couples Divorced Special to The Courier. GREENSBURG, Jan. 6.--Charles E. Nelson of Hunker was granted a divorce from Cecilia I. Nelson on the grounds of indignities which the libcllant charged included throwing a lamp at him an hitting him with a poker. They were married June 14, 1920, and separated May 3, 1927. Helen D. Lcitka of Hunter divorced Charles A. Lcitka on indignities cl-arKes. They were married August 24, 1036, and separated July 31, 1937. France i Ambrose of Rostraver township received a decree from Kenneth Ambrose on charges of cruelty. They were married .Tune 14, 1030, and separated on October 23, 1937. Get Your Share of These Pre-Inventory Values. Not just odds and ends but a complete selection of styles and sizes. 301 No. Pittsburg St. Former $2.49 and $2.98 Values NOW Smart ,4^30$^ Hi Riding . Straps Pumps Also largo Group at Comfortable Low Heels Clever Ties for Dress All Sizes to 9. Suedes ©Velvets e Kid's Calfskins ©Gabardines PUMPS ©STRAPS ©TIES ©OXFORDS »ALL HEEL TYPES! Bring Your Prescriptions Here! The Store Your Doctor Recommends While They Last! OFF THE LIST PRICE OF THE A U. S. Tire with Nobby Grip foradded traction on muddy, unimproved roads. Si/.c ttcgulitr I'ricc Siilc Price 4.75-19 $11.85 $ 8.89 5.50-17 13^80 10.35 6.00-16 16.35 6.50-16 20.10 7.00-16 21.85 This 25% reduction in price Is obtained by trading in your old tires on U. S. Nobbys. ji. Ti'-:t 1'enu Terminal. 'Phone 1252. Starling Wednesday, and every Wednesday, at 9:30, BEN" BEKN1E and all the Kane on :i CBS nation-wide hook-up. ·for ACTIVE, WOMEN/ IS In EEE Widths Sort kid uppers. Built up heels. JJuilt in steel arch support. VERY FLEXIBL LEATHER SOLES Also l-Str«p Stylo Soft pliable uppers. All sizes to fl. Low military heels. Women's Sport Oxfords llhick or lirown Leather or Rubber Soles Siiede.s or smooth leathers. Sizes » to i). Men's Arctics Children's Hi-Shoes IJliick, tVhifc and Brown. Heavy composition soles. Women's House Slippers Leather Soles Warm Felt Uppers. Women's Galoshes Black or Brown | lien's and Boys' 1 Work Shoes JE Good Fitting^ Long Wearing/ Police, Field or Rctrular W o r k type. Cleat or Kubber Heels -Good heavy composition soles. All sizes to 11. Boys', S.ime I'ricc! Broad or narrow toes. Kcgnlar or bullt-Tip heels. Good wearing soles. fta's Work Rubbers $1 "Women's House SLIPPERS Sole SLIPPERS MARKET BESfflS

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