The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1939 · Page 12
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January 31, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 12

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PAGE TWELVE. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1937. ELKS WIN COMMENDATION FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITY Connellsville Lodge, Benevolent Protective Order o£ Elks, has been commended by Ed%vard J. McCov- mick, grand exalted ruler, on the "many splendid things you are doing." Writing to Exalted Ruler Abe I. Daniels, the grand ruler said: "I have just received the report ol my district deputy relative to conditions as he found them in your lodge on the occasion of his visit. . . I All-Colored Casl Gives Comedy In D. T. Auditorium The farce comedy, "A Poor Married Man," was presented Friday night in Dunbar Township High School Auditorium at Leisenving No. 1 with an all-colored cast before an assure you it was a pleasure to read | enthusiastic audience under the this report and I desire to congratu- | sponsorship of Paul Lawrence Liter- late you and through you, the officers and members of your lodge on t h e j many splendid things you are doing. "The activity of your charitable and community welfare committee is outstanding and I am sure that it commands the respect and gratitude of all the people of your city and is a living proof that my contention is correct when I say that any subordinate lodge which carries-on a program of activities, such as your lodge is doing, will never have a serious problem. "In Brother Allen's (the district deputy) report;'he called my particular attention to your brotherhood day and sent me a clipping of the fine publicity given to your lodge for this activity. . ." ary Society of Dunbar township. The play had plenty of action given by a capable cast under the direction of Eli Gibson. The characters were: Prof. John B. Wise, Isaac Lockette; Dr. Matthew Graham, Theodore Robinson; Billy Blake, Samuel Gibson; Jupiter Jackson, Eli Gibson; Mrs. lona Ford, Ruth Webster; Zoic, Jessie Wallace; June Graham, Augustine Parrish, and Rosalind Wilson, Lilrt B. McMillan. Music was furnished by the Reynolds sisters and Mildred Lockette. Threeqccuse'd by Belters Post Bond For Adion of Jury Ice Queen Celebrates New York Triumph COLUMBIA GAS CALLS MEETING TO CUT CAPiTAL UNIONTOWN, Jan. 31.--Alderman Robert F. Hopwood ordered Steve Samonas, Tony DeCarlo and Duke Davis held' under 51,000 bail bond each for the March criminal term of court on charges of conspiracy growing out of allegations before' Judge H. S. Dumbauld by George Betters, Negro numbers' '.'baron" of Connellsville. .·.:.;··:..·'. "' Davis-failed, to appear.lor the hearing and'the alderman said.he would have his bond of $1,000 declared forfeited. 7 Betters, related to the alderman virtually, the. same story'he had told the court in .his application for a Piirole, charging.Davis and /DeCarlo approached him with a proposal to merge .his (Betters') numbers business with that reportedly headed by Samonas, agreeing to pay Betters' S'i,500 fine, get him out of jail and turn over '.o him 40 per cent of the business. Defense counsel questioned Betters at length about notes the Negro said he had made after talking with Davis and DeCarlo. Council for both Samonas and DeCarlo moved for the dismissal of the charges, petitions the alderman overruled. DeCarlo's attorney then called upon the office of District Attorney James A. Reilly, represented in the case by Assistant County Detective W. R. Minerd, the prosecutor, to make an information naming Betters a party defendant in the con- soiracy case. NEW YORK, Jan. 31.--Directors o£ the Columbia Gas Electric Corporation have called a special meeting of stockholders to be held March 7 in Wilmington, Del., to act on the proposal to reduce the common capital of the corporation. This will be done without reducing the number of shares so as to create a special capital surplus to provide for any charges to surplus which might arise out of transactions prior to January 1, 1938. The. corporation has outstanding 12,304,282. shares of common stock. Specifically involved is a reduction in the stock Irom 5194,349,005 to ?12,304,282. . ' '. POULTRYMEN MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT UN1ONTOWN, Jan. 31.--Fayelle County Poultry Producers Association has been formed and a meeting of the county's poultrymen will be held Wednesday night to effect complete organization. A board of five directors was named to supervise the organization. They are Abram Truxel of Scottdale, R. D, three years; Jesse .L. Snyder of Murphy Siding and J. E. Durst of McClellandtown, two years, and 3. W. Recknor of Masontown and R. F. Murtland of Dawson, R. D., one year. COUMTY ASSISTANCE GRANTS in DECEMBER OVER $207,000 Sonja Henie, queen of the figure skaters, is toasted afc a party given her by CoJonel John R. Kilpatrick, president o£ Jladison Square Garden, to celebrate the most successful ice show ever held In New York, Loft to right: Jean Heraholt, actor; Miss Ecnie and Col. Kilpatrick. The ice revue flayed to about 750,000 people in thirteen cities and grossed more than $1.000.000. John DeTemple, Retired, Honored By Pennsy Police John DeTemple, who was retired last December 31 after 31 years of service with the Pennsylvania Railroad as a policeman, was honored by the police department of the railroad's Conernaugh Division at a banquet in Maytair Hotel in Pittsburgh Saturday night. Mr. DeTemple, a former city policeman in Connellsville, had been stationed with the railroad police force here for ji 'number of years before being transferred to Pittsburgh where he was a lieutenant. He resided for years at Bloornfielcl and since his retirement has been making his home in Morgantown, W. Va. Honeymoon in Jail Can Boost Craft Output. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 31.-President W. S. Knudsen o£ General Motors Corporation declared here if airplanes are ever needed by the j thousands they'll be turned out that way. "If we have to we can make them just as fast as anyone else," he said. Confluence Barnstormer, Not Transport, Lands Near West Newton Mr. and Mrs. Montague Morris spend honeymoon in Maple-wood, N. J., jail after arrest on prand larceny charges preferred by tho mother of the bride. Mrs. Annie Leibe charged that $1,000 worth of family jewelry turned up missing at same time the youngsters eloped to Elkton, Maryland. GREENSBURG STUDENTS ' HAVE "SWEET TOOTH" GREENSBURG, Jan. 31.--Greens- urg I-Iigh students who ate at the' cafeteria last term had a sweet tooth. The pupils ate 33,076 servings of cake, pie and eclair while-they were consuming 15,838 servings of milk, 6,477 portions of fruit juices and 18,376 servings of ice cream. The 1,750 students who ate at the :afeteria drank only 1,454, cups cf coffee. Other servings for the school year included: Soup, 10,193; hot! foods, 62,948; salads, 10,446; sand- .viches, 24,069; rolls, 14,369, and fruit cups, 6,564. The cafeteria, intended as a nonprofit enterprise, netted $461.17. ft has been estimated it cost the students on an average o£ S5.80 for the entire term for meals. Two WPA Projects Given Approval BetEilehem Steel Unfilled Orders At Record Figure NSW YORK, Jan. 31.--Bethlehem Steel Corporation closed the yea with the largest peacetime volume o unfilled orders in history, totalling $162,774,713, the corporation disclosed. For the first quarter of the year the corporation reported net income of ?3,658,160, equal after dividends on both classes of preferred stock, to 56 cents a share on -the common. Total new business booked during the year amounted to $335,304,587, compared with $388,336,129 in 1337. Orders on hand at the end of 1938 compared with $101,528,356 at the end of the previous quarter and $93,470,063 at the end of 1937. Approval has been given two additional projects by the Works Progress Administration, Congress- mar. J. Buell Snyder advised The Courier today from Washington. The two jobs will distribute nearly $00,000 in Federal grants. The first project, to cost $37,749 in Federal funds, is for .the construction and improvement · of Perry street, Connellsville, and includes the laying of the base, surfacing, excavating, construction of an arch across Connell run and the like. The-second project is In Henry Clay township, allocating $21,514 for the construction and improvement of Township-owned Route 359. Fayette county had 7,798 cases or 23,448 persons who received $207,482.69 during December in grants through the.foui' types of assistance, according to figures made public in Harrisburg by the State Department of Public Assistance. General assistance showed 4,745 cases or 19,251 persons to whom grants amounted to $132,106.84; a total of 2,320 received $50,660.60 in old age assistance, 426 cases or 1,568 persons (including mothers of eligibles) were given 315,505.25 in I aid to dependent children and 307 collected $9,210 in blind pensions. Pennsylvania as a whole had 332,189 cases or 817,818 persons \vho were granted $9,795,018.98. Of this number 213,529 cases or 654,282 persons received $6,933,446.32. in general assistance, 88,342 collected $1,872,078.97 in old age assistance, 18,290 cases of G3,166 persons were paid $623,715.43 in aid to dependent children and 12,028 obtained S359,- 777.26 in blind pensions during December. Westmoreland county's 26,245 persons obtained $246,331.36 in assistance grants while Somerset county's 10,846 persons received. $94,737.03. During the month of December, there were 1..I.63 new applications in Fayette county as follows: General Retired Conductor Dies. GREENSBURG, Jan. 31.--Edward K. Bierer, 72, a former resident here and for .many years a conductor on the Southwest Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, died in Detroit. He leaves his wife, three sons and one daughter. Westmoreland School Districts Gel $150,184 GREENSBURG, Jan. 31.--Fourth- class school districts of Westmoreland county received ' $1*30,184.31 from the State for reimbursement for teachers salaries. Payments include: Cook township, $1,721.03; Donegal, S224.07; Donegal township, ?2,315.30; Hunker, $558.48; Ligonier, $6,797.21; Ligonier township, $5,693.34; North Belle Vernon, $5,704.27; Smithton, $1,010.37; Suterville, $1,578.70; West Newton, $8,644.40; Youngstown, $446.78, and Youngwood, $10,528.07. assitsance, 47; aid to and blind, 10. 982; old age assistance, dependent children, 124, Aged Man Dies in Shack, SOMERSET, Jan. 31.--Dying as he had lived, alone and cold, the body of Jacob Schragg, 81, retired client, was found hugging a delapi- dated coal range in h'is little shack on Coal Hill, southeast of here on the old Plank Road. An unopened envelope, dated January 20, bearing his relief check, was found in the mail box. Coroner F. E. Sass said the man. who had died of exposure, had been dead about four days when found. . . Quickly 1 . Safely! To end the torturing pains of Rheumatism, Arthritis, Neuritis, Neuralgia, Lumbago, and Sciatica, get quick-acting MYACIN. Put up in casy-to-take tablets, containing no opiates or narcotics. Must giv prompt-relief or your mone wiU.be refunded. Coats only A. A. CLARKE, 323 N. Pittsburg St., Connellsville. Robert W. Martin, a Kansas City barnstormer, set his cabin Stinson down on a snow-covered cow pasture eight miles south of West Newton at dusk Friday when his motor gave out while he was searching for Allegheny County Airport, causing a widespread search for him. A veteran of many mishaps, he calmly walked to a farm house and telephoned Manager Norman J. (Map) O'Bryan, another veteran pilot, who got in a car and drove down to lend a hand, pausing only to tell a friend a plane was down "somewhere near West Newton." From mouth to mouth the rejxirt sped, growing to'collosal propc rtions until someone called newspaper offices to say that a transport ship had made a forced landing. O'Bryun repaired the ship the next day and Martin took off successfully. CONFLUENCE, Jan. 31.--Edward Boring, who is employed in Pittsburgh, spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. E. Boring and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Constance, the former employed in Pittsburgh, spent the week-end at their respective homes here. Miss Julia Frazee, a Confluence 'cacher, spent the week-end in Pittsburgh, where on Saturday evening she attended the play, "Victoria Regina." Visitors over the week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Groff were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Croft and children of Clairton, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClain of Connellsville and Charles GrofT, a teacher in Addison. Mrs. Hazel Folk, a teacher in the Confluence schools; spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Heinbaugh, in Casselman. Birth at Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frantz announce the birth of a baby boy in the Frantz Hospital Thursday. Both mother and son are doing nicely. Coldest Weather Zero. The coldest temperature recorded in Confluence so far tins winter was Friday morning when the thermo mete'v went to zero. Moves Up With Tennsy. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31.--Included in the appointments announced by the Pennsylvania Railroad affecting the personnel, of the operating department, effective February 1, is that of C. I. Leiper, general manager of the Central Region at Pittsburgh, who was named as chief engineer in that area. Farmers Collect $776,849. Pennsylvania farmers who participated in the Federal Government's agricultural conservation program in 1938 are receiving checks. Checks amounting to $776,849 have already been mailed to 14,087 and 50,000 others will receive payments as soon as their applications have been received, verified and tabulated. Filet Crochet-in Large Cloth Household Arts by Alice Brooks u*^ Tfce Gr*£ tdest Done In Two Strands of String It's QuickJy Made cw*. tw* HOUSEHOLD ACTS, : PATTERN 6283 You'll be proud to entertuin your friends if your tnble is decked with ihis lovely cloth. Using two strands o£ string you'll have a cloth 72x90 inches. In single strand it will measure 48x60 inches and in No. SO cotton 36x45 inches. Besides this you can make a matching scarf of the center portion also making this in three different sizes. Pattern 6283 contains instructions for cloth; illustration of it and of stitches; materials needed. To obtain this pattern send ten cents in coin to The Daily Courier Household Arts Dept., 239 W. 14th Street. New York. N. V. Be sure 'u write plainly your NAME. ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER '£' sr iS^r^" r '""'" TSg^Z-siZsi -nater 1 3 : _ (.QSOL- v^re* 01 * 5 ^ntW to

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