The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 7, 1938 · Page 5
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 5

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 7, 1938
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V FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 193S.. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. PAGE FIVE. - HIGHEST TOTAL IN 10 YEARS Queen Kingfish Murphy Store, Remodeling Soisson Lead ' 1937 Boom. MANY HOMES CONSTRUCTED More than a third of a million dollars was expended in Connellsville during 1937 for building purposes, a recapitulation of records of City Clerk S. T, Benford, secretary of the City. Planning Commission, by The Courier revealed today. It was the greatest expenditure for construction in many years and was more than treble that of 1936, when the grand total ran 31 per cent of 1935. , ' A total ot 124 permits, aggregating $325,473, was issued by the planning commission during the 12-month period, Secretary Benford's record shows. The expenditure was believed to run greater than that, however, as in two instances--the Soisson Theatre and G. C. Murphy Company store--the outlay exceeded the original estimates, the former by $40,000 and the latter by $65,000. This would place the 1937 total at $430,473. Permits issued in 1936 covered an expenditure of $105,800 while the amount for 1935 was $80,085 nnd 1934 $55,336. Seventeen new residences, one a double-dwelling and another with n storeroom, were constructed at a cost of $82,600; 42 homes were repaired, remodeled or otherwise renovated nt a cost of. $21,391 while 25 private garages were erected nt a cost ot $7,410. Property owners thereby expended a total of $111,401 for dwellings, a record amount for at least a decade. Shortage of suitable homes stimulated the new residence construction activity. Twenty-seven, permits were taken out for repairs- and remodeling of non-residence buildings and the cash outlay is estimated at $19,020. Two gasoline service stations were built for $5,402, three sheds for $430 and the miscellaneous items aggregate S189.220--$100,000 lor the Murphy store, $50,000 for Soisson Theatre, $10,000 lor Wheatficld Park, $27,000 for East Park, $150 for a flood light at an automobile display, $250 for one sign, $20 for another sign and $'.1,800 for new boilers in City Hall. In 1936 six new homes were built nt a cost o£ $30,300, 19 were repaired for $6,565 and 24 new garages built at a cost of $9,100, making a total "home" expenditure ot $45,965. Permits issued by months follow: January--Two dwellings, $8,800; three private garages, $1,075; two dwelling repairs, $850; total $10,J25. February--One gas and service station, $1,902; one shed, $300; two dwelling repairs, $225; total $2,427. March--Three dwellings, $10,500; Wheatficld Park, $10,000; four private garage"!, 5860; one shed, $85; floodlight for auto display Held, $150; three dwelling repairs, $2,414; 'two ·storeroom repairs, $1,025; total $25,: 034. April--Three private garages, Sl,275; two dwelling repairs, $1,125; seven storeroom and theatre repairs, $6,070; one sign, board, $250; total, $8,720. May--One dwelling, $3,500; three private garages, $550; 13 dwelling repairs, $8,106; three storeroom repairs, $600; one sign, $20; total, $12,776. , June--Three dwellings, $15,300; one two-family dwelling, $12,500; ·two private garages, $900; five dwelling repairs, $985; Soisson Theatre, 550,000; WPA grant for East Park, $27,000; one service station, $3,500; Chosen Queen of the Anglers at tha Floridinn Cabana Club in Miami, Fin., Miss Doris Ktinncr exhibits her reasons-- (a) that fish, -which ia a kingfish, and (b) some right smart streamlining, also tho work of nature. (Central Preit) TEACHERS ELECT VICE-PRESIDENTS UNIONTOWN, Dec. 7.--Election of vice-presidents marked the meeting Wednesday night of the Fayctte county unit of the American Federation of Teachers at the County Building. Vice-presidents arc Charles Spur- goon of Georges township, Mrs. Nellie South of Wharton township, John Sigwalt of Redstone township, Martin Fagler of South Union township, Minerva Morgan o£ Stewart township and Mrs. William Chrise of Fairchancc. They will head membership drives in their various localities. State Secretary J. E. Adler discussed recent school legislation. Murphy store, $100,000; two storeroom repairs, $650; installation of City.Hall boilers, $1,800; total, $212,635. July--Three dwellings, $11,000; one private garage, $500; four dwelling repairs, $2,275; five storeroom repairs, $6,550; total $20,325. August--Three dwellings, $19,000; one private garage, $125; four dwelling repairs, $575; total $19,700. September -- One dwelling with storeroom, $2,000; four private garages, $625; one dwelling repairs, $1,200; four non-residence repairs, $1,475; total $5,300. October -- Two private garages, $450; five dwelling repairs, $3,150; two non-residence repairs $250; total $3,850. November--No permits issued. December--Two private garages, $1,050; one shed, $50; one dwelling repairs, $486; two garages repairs. $2,400; total $3,986. Legion Steamer, Anchors Aweigh, Prepares to Sail The Milton L. Bkhop Post's American Legion steamship, "Anchois Aweigh," manned by a full crew and booked solid with a capacity passenger tourist list, sails promptly ft 8:30 P. M. from the High School Auditoriu.v pier, evenings of January 11 and 12, for extended 2-hour cruises of amateur theatrical fun and hilarity. Probably never before has the local Legion Post undertaken as pretentious a stage attraction for its annual production ns " A n c h o r s Aweigh." Massive in stage settings, replete with new and rich costuming, and chuck full of dancing, singing and specialties, the revue, according to John W. Hutchings, its professional director, should eclipse anything of its kind previously seen on a local stage. Among the faces of those making up the crew of "Anchors Aweigh," as well as the (ship's) passenger tourist list, will be found many who have gone to sea in past seasons of local talent Legion shows, but not all. Included in crew and cabin, stateroom and deck occupants, arc a small army of brand new entertainers who will both surprise and please with their acting ability. Intensive rehearsing, delayed somewhat by the Yulctidu season, has yielded amazing results and the big production will be in compact ^form in ample time before the curtain rising hour. Remember the sailing dato. time and place, for "Anchors' Aweigh." A full cargo of fun and thorough entertainment is in store for crowds expected at the pier for the two sailings. Meyersdale One-Way Streets Under IV9onongaieha River Haul Heaivy Loads of Traffic Real Estate Deals Recorded Transfer of deeds recorded with Recorder Pat F. Hyncs include: S. Scott Snader, per sheriff, to Gertrude Bishop Young and husband, Connellsville, two pieces of ground in Connellsville, for $130.85. Harry R. Crushore and wife and others, per sheriff, to William H. WciKhlman and wife, Fayctte City, lot 4 in Spallcr and Company plan, Fayette City, for $239.80. Title and Trust Company, per receiver, to William McKcnna, Connellsville, lot in Connellsville, for $13,000. Lydu O. Horner and others to William II. Dull and wife, Scottdale, two tracti of land in Vandcruilt, for $2,000. Gcmaro Snntoro ' and others to Patsy Santoro and wife, Bullskin township, pieces of ground in Bull- skin township, for $1. Patsy Snntoro and wife to Frank J. Santoro and wife. Mount Pleasant, pieces of ground in Bullskin township, for $1, John E, Hyatt and wife, per sheriff, to Home Owners Loan'Cor- poration, Washington, D. C., piece of ground in South Connellsville, for $81.80. MEYERSDALE, Jan. 7. --The Women's Club of Meyersdale met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Cover who was the hostess, she being assisted by her daugh- acr, Miss Julia Cove--, and Mrs. Pearl Hoblitzell of Meyersdale and Mrs. Cober Braucher of .Somerset. There were sixty members present and six guests. The speaker of the afternoon was Mrs. Archie M. Matthews of Somerset, who gave an interesting talk on some beautiful paintings in the Cover home. After this, Miss Mary Susan Collins gave two humorous readings which were greatly enjoyed by all. Mrs. Cover then showed a number of beautiful quilts that she had made. After this tea and sandwiches were served in the dining room which was beautifully decorated. Mrs. Hoblitzell and Mrs. Brauehcr poured. Tuesday evening, Mrs. Lloyd Im- [ ler was hostess to the members of the Ladies' Aid Society of SS. Philip and , James Chui ch ot her home in Meyers avenue. After the business meeting a social hour was spent after which lunch was served. Word was received here by rcla- i lives of the death of Becson Kemp, I who died at 'his home in Titusvillc, Pa., Monday, lind was buried there Wednesday afternoon. He was well known here, Having visited his brother, the late Richard Kemp, frequently. He was 73 years old and was the last of the Kemp family. Miss Mabel Bowmastcr of Uniontown and Miss Naomi Bowmaster ot Newell, W. Va., who visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bowmaster, have' returned to their respective duties, the former a nurse and the latter teaching school. Miss Sara Suart returned to her home in Lonaconing, Md., after a viist hqrc with her cousin, Mrs. Harry Bittncr. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. McKenzic and two children visited in Frostburg on Tuesday evening. KIDNAP SUSPECT CHOOSES SUICIDE By United Prc^s. RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 7.--Harry C. Malter, 52, unemployed carper- ter and father of five children, chose suicide rather than legal punishment for the Christmas eve kid- naping ot three-year-old John Bryan, Jr., Centerville banker's son, and three other persons. Malter, who with William Chester Marcum, 30, confessed the kidnap- ing shortly after their arrest last night, dived 15 feet from a balcony to a concrete floor in the county jail here. He suffered multiple skull fractures. One hundred feet under the Mon- ongahcla River the traffic is so heavy there are one-way streets. This is not a fantastic preview of what life will be like in the Pittsburgh district in the year 2000. This is life as it exists as of January 7. 1938. . , There is a two-way tunnel under the Allegheny River at Logans Ferry and another at Ronco in Fayette county which runs under the Monongahela to Greene county. A third lies under the Ohio near Steubenville. Through these tunnels electric locomotives haul cargoes of black gold, carload after carload of it. Last year almost 5,000,000 tons of the soft coal was taken out to turn the wheels of industry. The tunnel connecting Fayctte and Greene counties was dug entirely by hand last summer. Expert miners, armed only with picks, began on the Ronco side June 16 and emerged in Greene county September 11. They had dug in reality two tunnels, one for castbound and another for westbound traffic, as well as ventilation shafts and connecting passageways. Not a stick of dynamite was used, because they were digging through loose slate and soft coal. An explosion might have brought the Monongahe'a River tumbling down on them. The Ronco mine is owned by the Federal Coke Corporation and is leased to the Frick Coke Company. Fayette county coal was pretty well exhausted at Ronco, but across the river lay miles and miles of the rich Sewickley, Redstone and Pittsburgh scams of black gold. The shortest way between two points Is a straight line, and the line, engineers discovered, would run 100 feet under the river bottom. Ronco exists on the coal business. If the mines were abandoned it would become a "ghost tovm." Moreover, the task of moving equipment across the river and sinking new shafts would have been arduous and expensive. So they took the short line. \ The river at that point is 511 feet wide and the tunnel is about twice (hat distance from terminal to terminal. Coal is loaded into gondolas Patchwork Pup Shoots Deer, Jailed. SOMERSET, Jiin. 7.--A deer shot out of season by Elmer Divcly of Berlin, R. D., brought him a long term in the county jail. Justice of Peace C. J. Harrison ordering him to serve 110 day*. Dively was arrested by a traveling game warden after a complaint had been received by the State Game Commission. Beach costumes In winter resorts Ere nothing if not colorful. Here is Gloria Baker, New York's No. 1 society girl, in a crazyjama outfit lit Palm Beach, strolline with her pet dog. Uses "Manager" Plan. TOLEDO, Jan. 7.--A siui-nt government system, similar to Toledo's city manager plan, has been installed at the University of Toledo. Under the system, a council will be created and a student manager elected. hundreds of feet under Greene county forms and emerges in Fayctte county where a mechanical conveyor belt spills it into barges anchored on the river bank. WANT MUSIC, NEWS OR COMEDY? TURN ON YOUR RADIO- I'LL ENTERTAIN YOU LOYALLY! Says REDDY KILOWATT "Jour Willing Servant" "HONESTLY, folks, my services are a bargain. Where, for instance, could you get good entertainment as cheaply as I bring it to you by radio? Tune in-there are programs to suit everyone!" WEST PENN POWER CO. Pennsylvania demands the BEST! Fennaylra-nlana ju» · buiy, progrecalTe people* They mak* more than fir* million telephone 'ejula · day. They mint telephone aerrlce that u/uf, mecuralr, cltmr mud tliprnilablr. Through till* Compauy, and It. nuoelatlon with the Bell Sj.teoi, Pennaylraniji ahara In the fineat telephone aer'ico lu tU« vrorM. Froxn' the Bell Letltoratai-lea come the dlacoreriea of the worlil'a fore- moat telephone ncientlata. From Weitern Eleetrlc'a workshop, come. Btxndanilxed Bell Syateni equipment -- the beat ve can buy. The reaolt ia · telephone aerrlee .that today than erer before. you more for your menrr You can ha»e a telephone in year h«n« fir lr»» than a rfinn. a «Uy. T H E SIU m i P H O « £ C O M P A N Y O F P E N N S Y L V A N I A ... a 'date with Chesterfield will show you how refreshingly mild a cigarette canbe..itwill introduce you to that better taste that smokers like. Chesterfields will giveyou more pleasure than any cigarette you ever smoked. ' Weekly Radio Feat/ires LAWRJENCE TIBBETT ANDRE KOSTELANETZ PAUI.WIIITCMAN DEEMS TAYLOR PAULDQUGLAJ

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