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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 5, 1930
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WEDNESDAY, FETBKUAKY 5, 1930, CHURCH STRIKES BACK AT PASTOR SUING FOR SALARY «V. Henry Torrj of Scottdale Charged Witlijj Conversion of Checks, HEARING SET . - FOR TONIGHT SCOTTDAM3, Feb. 5.--Rev. J. Henry Pe,rry, a former pastor ot the Morning Star Baptist Church, on Thursday, January 23, brought suit against the Morning Star Baptist Church, claiming that it owed him : back salary amounting lo !?592.50. Rev. Perry alleged'that on September 27, 1928, ,)io -entered into an, agreement with'officers of the church to serve as pastor at a salary of $100 a month and that not all the salary has been paid. The congregation has gone a step farther and has had Rev. Perry,' arrested charg-ed with conversion. It is cValmod. that several checks are' in rinestlon. The case will be heard this evening at.tho office,'dt Justice of tho Peace William Kennel. Chimney Afire. ' Tin- fire department was called ont yesterday shortly after noon when the chimney at the homo ot 0, S. Herring-, ton, 607^Market street, cangl»t on lire.' The toiise is owned by Mrs, Maria De.twHer. . Students in Ilcciinl. Mrs. C, K. Stone presented some of her r.tudents at n recital on Monday evening, with the mothers ot the pnplis 'present aa guests. Thoso taking part on tho program were Louise Kant, Gilbert Dcckor, Mary Jane Hawthorne,- Dick Lewellyn, Virginia Morford, Barbara Babb, T^ols Graft, Marlanna Hockenbury,' June King, Betty Brown Morfonl, R. Ritc'nour, '"-Irono McGrory, Billy Randolph, Naomi Albancso, Wesle-y Btadling, Dorothy Carroll, Bobby Walters, Marie Alblg, lOieanor Morrow; "Ruth MtUntyre, Vir- Klnia Bell, Ruth Albaneso and Auna ilutli. InrosUgaiing Roblscrles, PoHco last evenin;; wero working on tho robbery ot. tho . J. W. Iluth, estate, planning mil! office, just of£ Broadway, and the Di'i-k'Keslar's store In Mulberry street, both entered Monday night. At the flinh office entrance was muelo by somo jwrson w i t h ' a key, hut they did not Kl anything. At the Keslivr store a carton of clgureta and some pennies were taken and a box ot nandy opened wau left in the rear ·room. Kntriuuie was made in tho roar through a window. Tho R u t h office wan entered Monday night, J a n u a r y 27, at which time $-10 was taken, also a revolver. Meeting Postponed. The mooting "of the Book Club tor Wednesday evening at library has been potttpoued. Workers In Session. . Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cramer ot Fourth anti no on Monday evening entertained llio workers' conference of the Fim Baptist Church at their home at a business ami .social meeting. Patriot!* Program. The class oC boys o! the United Pr-ysbyte-rlau Church o£ which Albert. Storey is teacher met last evening at (ho home ot James Cainlia, Jr. A i,lneoln-Washington program was prosented, with cadi of the boys giving a fact c.onci;rnlng tho llt'e-of innton. W. C-." Myers gave a short sketch on tiu life oC Lincoln. Ray Storey told of Lincoln's religious vUivvs. A -social iiour tollowed tha program. ^Irs. Boyd Hostess. Mrs. Charles lioyd was hostess last evening tost.!^ Women's Bible Class of Trinity Reformed Church at her bcme; A business and social meeting was held. Frnnlc Rldononr Stricken. Frank Rldenour, who is employed R. · C. Parker at his 1 meat markt DAILY COURIER, OONjSB3m3VILi 63. PA. . PAGE THRE 1 ®. BERKEf TRIAL Contlnuect from Page One.. I raony 'yesterday of James Turajbull, self-confessed bootlegger arfd Government witness. Turnbull corroborated the-teedimony ] · · _ - · ) - · . ' _ _ · · of tho previous Welsh, who said ceesionalres and day of: Clau'de A. M. that the whjisky'cd,n- dealere paid ?1 a gallon, for the prjlvilege of selling. .. . ', Turnbull said that ho had been into/med by. Bruce Keefer, one ,ot the men from whom he purchased liquor, that the regular price of $5 a gallon for whisky had been boosted to ?6 to permit a cartwheel; on every gallon sale being paid into the Berltey political fund. He added to tho ,itory told by Welsh regarding^ the ^slueh' fund toy telling that 10 per cent of all money collected by Peter Hanlon and William Dittman, who, he .eaW, had ithe slot machine concessions, was jiald into the political coftors. Ha said .Hanlon ao informed him T, it the time he agr'ted to permit the g«;nbllng .devicee to be placed in his r«'/aurant. . , - . Turnbull; like Welsh, is one o£. the four named In /.he indictments «o coconspirators w^ih Be-rkey and 15 others. Howevf'r tliey are, not defendants. Bruce Kaeter and .. Harry A. Watkins also are -expected to tako the ctand. Turnhiill wee questioned for more than an hour as, a -witness. He said he had conducted a restaurant known as "Duke's Plttce" in the basement of the Vannear Hotel, Somorsoi, He said he sold rnxsnehino wliteky- He declared there 'was a bar in the basement when he ,took chargo. Ho said he installed, a' brass rail when, he started the · , eating " establishment. Turnbull testiiied ho began to ; e-ell liquor after hairing a talk with Welsh. He said Welsh; cams into hie place with yBruce Keefer. "They urged me to sell liquor i:n addition to beer, which I had been handling," tho witness said. ; . - . ' : , Turnbull declared that "Welsh said : . . . . . "Handle this litiuor an-1 wo wilt tako car-a of you." The wltneee aseerted he replied that ho wae afraid. Ho said he did begin to sell whteky because "Welsh/urged him to do so. Ho said h» bought tbo Heritor from Keefer and Welsh collected the money. Ho ho made subscriptions to the "Public View," tho paper .conducted by Berk-ey. Turn- 1)1111 said he aleo got liquor from Ed Shoeler, J. C. Tucker nn- 1 James Mc- Intyro. Tho witness testified lie flrwt declined to permit Dittnuiti and Hanlon lo i place slot machines in the restaurant. Later, when ho was informed Blot machines wore to 'be protected, he allowed .Dittmun and Hanlon to put in gambling dt- vices. "W-e5«li and Keofer told me," he t aid, "the slot device* could he used aB they were to be protected. When I kii was not to got bait tho receipts, Hanlon told" me that my sharrj would be 40 per. cent, that ho and his partner would got '50 p«r c«tit and that 10 per cent would go, to the B rkey political fund." Tnrnbiill asserted Hanlon told him If he put filot. machines ia the restaurant he then would bo permitted to sell tltfuor over the bar without i'ear of arroat. The wJtnesw eald ho was arrested tor operating tbe gambling; macliinef: by order ot Burgess Wilbur Bcsaehy and that he was iiried. Ho Haid ' h o mnchin«fl then were pat in stor igo and later he w'ae urged by Hanloii to put them In ueo again. Titrnbuli wild ho refused and Han- lou is -allejifed to have retaliated by saying, if the machines were not run, tib protection would be given for tho «alo of liquor. Shortly afterwards he was raided and ai rested on a liquor violation charge. Turnbull told, on cro! «-exam'luation that 'ho was taken into court ami pleaded guilty "beforo Judge Berkey. He enld he was lined ? 1,500 and sentenced to serve from ono to two years aiid grocery store in Pltta'bu.rg street, j in the Allegheny couniy workhoueo. suffered-a stroke- of paralysis on Monday, and was removed to the Cou- Hospital, where he is re~ 'ported as getting along as well as can bu expected. Mr. Bidenour has a room in. tho cellar under tho store and was round- there. · Personal yews. Mrs. Madden of Greensburg was the guost of, her daughter, Mrs. Fred Col- j I I ns yesterday, J. E. Hess of UniontowA was a business caller in Scottdale yesterday. Mrs. Ksther A. Pylo of the Bell Telephone business otllco attended a bamu'-et and meeting at tho AVhito 55wan Hotel in Umontown on Monday. Rev. John C. Crowe, pastor of tho Christian Church, was "at Pittsburg, hist evening and preach-ed th-e ser- IHOU at tt o Central Christian Church, Victor Radios Monthly Payments GEO. W. CARROLL He explained that because of his physical condition, tho workhouee authorities refused to accept him sut a prisoner, He related that ho was sent to tho Sbmereet county home for medical attention and that he has not been permitted to s*9 any visitors except relatives. Special United Stater Attorney J. P. GoUirort asserted that (he Govornmeiit lelteved the ordera to keep visitors tiway luid been given by Judge Berkey. Ho said that .prohibition investigator*) were refused permission to talk with Turnbull at the county home. Lloyd Say tor. of Somerset testified that ho wae employed at "Duke's Place," the restaurant conducted by Turnbuli. He eaid £ood, boor and liquor were sold over the bar. He said that elot machines were oporated. He Disserted Turnbull housjht liquor from Keefer and Tucker, The. witness said he often saw Glessner aiid Ed Darr at TurnbuU's. ' ' ' ; On croee-examinatioii he said he was arrested with Turnliull. He explained ho pleaded guilty before Judge Berkey und wae lined $100 and sent to the Allegheny county workhouse for 10 months. He said he was paroled after ho served two months. £****A**l**MIVWVtoAt^^ 8th Annual Live Wire Entertainment Connellsville High School Thursday Ei)ening } Feb. 6th Bigger and Better Than Ever! Anna May Shoff, of IMttsUursj A Wonder!--American Legion Harmony Boys of Sewfckloy--Sylvia Uoniuidio and Chorus of 12--JJnbe Lcpera and Billy Kcffcr--it scream, 60 People - Don't Miss Jt! Adults 7fic. Children and Hig-h School Students Hoc IMMMMMMUMMMIl^MftaiMMM'Mij ion Tremendous Stocks . · \ . - . ' . - · · · at Savings up to Each Item, of Supreme Quality and Recognized Style New Possibilities for the Vast ·· Aa ron Purchasing Power - Special Qpporttutiities for NEWLYWEDS to Save Selections Held for Later 'Delivery Ml *M Complete Home Fumlsl iers Contitnies All the Month of February Arllrigtou Shaffer of Somoraet testl- f!el he WE.S ompl-oy-ed at TurnbuH'e restaurant ml that be«r an! liquor wore cold. Ho said .Turnbull bought whisky from Keefor ' and Tucker, Shaffer told that oneo he- refused to let Tm:kor deliver eonio liquor. lva(or he said Vi'-elsh vouched for -Tucker and the- lltuor was delivered. Jako Witttors said ho, operuteti a pool'room next to tho Turnbull · restaurant and that tho etitabllshic-ento woro connected by a .large door. He said h« «aw liquor and beer okl in tho Turnbull restaurant. H-o declared no effort was uuidc to .. concual tlie IXJOZG salos. He swihl once ho spoke to Welsh about the ma'ttor ami Ac lattor aseured him "everything is all right In. tho Turnbull restaurant" Dr. Walter F. Johueon of Btxtwcl! (frstlfliKl he hal atteiuted a dirmer at Foster Kieglar'a homo. He sajd Borkey and Welsh-were'among the guests. Dr. J, '.l.\ Bowman ol! Somerset HUiii ho had accept.iHl the presidency o£ the company when the'·Public View was foun-d-ed. H-e said he did oo at the invitation of Bei'key. , · : Ijouls Wagner said h ) is the high sheriff "of Som«'i v set "county. .He test!-' fled he knows Biirkey and Kiegler. He said he; saw Ziegler and another man near'a truck loaded with slot machines one night,. H-e explained the auto was 3n the rear of the courthouse. He Baid Ziegler had informod him there "had been trouble arid we wero going 1 to destroy them." The sheriff said he iiad previously noticed slot ma'chhiee in the courthouse basem-ent when he went there to destroy eoized booze at the court's orders. Welsh, during hie croea-examinatlon, ilenied he hart been offered immunity if ho testified Jor the G-overnraeiit, Ho admittd after a long quizzing it was not necessary tor any person to make promises as he knew it he testified for the Govornmeiit ho would not bo prosecuted in any case growing out of tho rum conspiracy. Ho told of being arrested long before the grand jury indictment was handed down and said t h a t no action had been takon against him. First of-Her-.Sex to Soar in Glider Mrs. Charlos A. Lindbergh became tho first wo- ( m a n in the United State i to hold a flrst-claaa , fflider pilot'c .liceniie. Sh qnalifled for. tha dia- -.; tinction by maWne 1 a fligh; of a little more tbila »ix minutes, while her fomooa husband and other aeronautical experts and a crowd of delighted ·' spectators watched. She used the same glider In which Lindy took his successful test recently. .IaUoruu.Uorml Nevareall fipats for Ulieumntlsm. JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 4--Henry Minor, Jr., B8, the only Mississippi legislator who wears spata, «ays they relieve sufferiJig fj-om rhoumatiam. Dickersfon Run DIOKEHSON RUN, Fob. .6. - Mrs, George Beat'ty «C this place, lei; yesterday aHiernoon for yottiigstov n, 0., on a . visit to her sister, .'Mrs. L. E. Edonfleld. Today Mrs. Beatty: ,YB guet at the Davada Club meetlti ; held at the home of Mrs, Bert I night, former Dawson resWent. Mrs. -3eatty will leave for Sharon, Ohio, on Vhurs- day to visit Mrs, William Add!! over the week-end. · . ' Mrs. .Edward Fletcher of B -owns- ville is visiting her son, (leorge Jeatty, Tho Dames of Malta will me t Friday evening In Malta I-fall at D iwson. Mrs. Henry. Hunker la serioi sly iU at her home in Liberty. Mr. ai d Mrs. Charles Hunker o£ Pittaburg sp mt tho week-end with Mre. Hunker, th former's mother. Uso (J Adu. They Patroniz-e thoe who adrer ise. I M ^ONNA'TELte VUH A '.·FEW'THINQS' VUH NEVER Alcohol will ke.ep anyUilnjr e«pt c secret. . - Ohiopyle OHIOPYLB, Feb. 5.--Mines' Anna and Ella Brady,were amoig tho cali- ers in Connellsville Tuesday. MIB. J\ K. Bailey left Tuesday for Connelleville to visit her sister, Mrs. Bwing Harmon. MTW. T. M. Mitchell will entijr-t.aian the Ladies' Mission Circle of the Baptist Church at her home- Friday evening, February 7. H. L, Potter of Connelly rille was a visitor in Olilopyle-Monday and Tuesday. Kttin* of Ancles* CHy 1 Long Hidden in Jungle After being- hidden for centuries hi * tangled-op maas of jangle, the ancient city af CJedi, has come to light only 00 miles from modern Morabns:i. Professor Fleare, of the University coliege of Wales, who has been visiting Kenya colony with the members of the Brltlnh association, believes! that Cecil, known in -Kenya as Urn "burled city," !s of Persian origin and* at teast sbc hundred years old. 7.'lm» ruins disclose a fine ArabPe writing,, especially in the mosques'and tombs. Professor Fleure thinks that (JedI Would well repay Investigations by; arclieolog'lcial and ethnological exp«rt#. Ho does not believe these wouk'l ba difficult !u view ot the profusion oC- evidence provided by the ruins. Th» town was known to tribea on tins coast for meny years, but it was shunned by thejn because they ro» garded It as being haunted by the, spirits of the dead, who wreak special vengeance on Intruders, The lighting' of a fli^e In the precincts of the ruins was considered particularly dangerous? by the negroes, even If the fire wa* only a cigarette. He Knew the Law The late Haley Flake of Insurapcn fame told this story at an Insurance men's banquet In New York, "An American company," he said, "opened a branch in eastern Europe and was soon doing well. "A rich peasant visited the main office one diiy, insured his farm, and then said to the manager: " 'Now, then, sJr,. I must have everything plain and clear before I go. Exactly what would I E*'t if my house nnd barn were to burn down tonight?' "'Not more than ten years and not less than three,'" said the manager. ]e Itlrora Prevents Panic. MADRID, Feb. 5.--Gen-iral Miguel Primo (lo Rivera late las', night prevented a panic in a theater after an .electric light blazed and the crowd began to roar and staxiped'e. Me quieted the audience and the cheers given him delayed tho resumption of the show. Save money--read tho uta. ladi«r. Twonlj'-Tbree Adjective* A California man, suing hla wife for divorce after less thpn two years of marriage, says that she Is "sullen, mean, irritable, morbid, dlsagrecabla, nasty, gruesome, cool, bitter, jealous, heckling, ptcayunish, loathsome, Insulting, brazen, miserly, gluttonish. temperamental, selfish, contemptuous, Inattentive, uncivil and Inconsiderate." It lii''obvious that one who chosa from 'Roget -with such, care did, not mean to tmpiy that she was miccm*

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