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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, January 24, 1938
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MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 193S THE DAILY COURIER. CONNlSlZSVttZJS. PA. PAGE THREE! Direct Relief Rolls Decline 1 Fayettc county's direct rcllel rolls took a different trend alter months of climbing-with a reduction o£ 208 in the net change in the case load for the week ending Saturday, January 15, according to figures of the State Department of Public Assistance at Harrisburg. While a total of 563 cases was opened, 771 were closed to account for a decrease of 2.77 per cent in the county's caseload turnover. But eight counties in the State reported declined. Of the 563 cases opened, 524 had lost their private employment, 16 were taken off the Works Progress Administration and 23 for other icasons. There were 636 returned to jobs in private industry, 115 to the WPA and 20 for other reasons of the 771 who were removed from the re- *lief rolls. There were 1,091 applications for assistance while on the rolls' were 7,501 cases, representing 30,442 persons, and expenditures aggregated $62,058.30. A net rise of 6,796 cases (26,884 persons) was registered in Pennsylvania's direct relief rolls during the second week of. January. The increase resulted from the opening of 12,014. cases ('17,014 persons) as against 5,218 eises (20,212 persons) closed. i Losses in private employment continued as the dominant factor in the additions to the rolls. Cases closcc because of WPA employment increased markedly as compared with recent previous weeks and subsequently exceeded the cases opened because of loss of WPA employment The number of former poor boare cases accepted /or State relief during the week was only 142 in contrast to 10,526 between January 3-8 The State-wide number of cases on January 15 was 204,873 (664,88 persons.) The week's applications for relic totaled 14,345--a decrease of 768 from the previous week's total. Expenditures for direct relief during the week aggregated $1,56,983-an average of S2.36 per recipient. -Paradise - PARADISE, Jan. 24--Rev. Gahag an will begin a series of rcvlva meetings at Paradise Church on Sun day evening, January 30. The "W. M. S. will meet at th home of the president, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The fina ingathering of pillow slips for th Old Folks Home will be at this meet ing. Mrs. Ernest Bcal, who resides Jn ·the old Woodhull homestead, fell an fractured her forearm while out ir the yard. The fracture was reduce at Frick Memorial^Hospital. . Miss Anna Craig, -Mrs. Henry Coughenour, Mrs. John Thomas, Mrs Carrie Kreinbrook, Mrs. Wiley Zu fall and Emmalou Hoke were dimwr guests of Miss Mary Hoke last week . Quite a few local folks attendee the funeral services of Mrs. Edwar Baker, Jr., held in Donegal Churc) on Tuesday, Miss Anna Craig spent a day re cently in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Minnie Hoscly has been Iron Bridge the past week helpin care for the sick children of h nephew, Iden ArmelL All are con valescing. David Reckner of Mount Pleasan was a recent visitor with his siste TiUic, of this place. A daughter, Leona Jean, was bor to Mr. and Mrs. Harry McConnell o Wednesday. The new arrival make the 12th child. A recently purchased autoiriobil belonging to Edwin Butler, c.iugh flrc recently and burned, togethe with quite a lot of carpenter too which were in the car. Mrs. George Freeman and Mr Joseph Lasher and daughter, Patt Lee, visited in Scottdale with Mr Freeman's parents, Mr. and Mr John Rath. Roy Cooper and daughter, Mis Milda, transacted business in Moun Pleasant recently. Residents living as far as the F-an L?ndy place are enjoying their new ly installed electric lights. Mrs. Wiley Zufall and Mary llok transacted business in Uniontow last Monday. Ex-Premier's Wife Dies. PARIS, Jan. 24.--Mme. Thcres Blum, wife of former Premier Leo Blum, died in a Paris clinic aftc undergoing two abdominal open tions. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By RJ. SCOTT 8E1-IE.VEJ BY, NArfiVES POOJ- of- ARE- «OLY ANOlitAT" m WH-icM -rimy CAW. MOVE. A-Boin (0 a. RISE. SINK: m A. -; ; POND A.-TWIU- ·HA.VE. BEEH Y/ARE. 1-Z4 COPYRIGHT. I9J8. KING FEATURES SWOICATt. Ire. MArfloMAL. PARKS/ 5H£ OF WHICH 1$ PlC-UJR.EE NMlVE. News of Tri-Town Community DAWSON, Jan. 24.--Miss Mary Blackstone and Soy Levergood held a surprise party for Mrs. J. C. Lcvcr- jood at ' ^r home in Bridge street Wednesday evening. The following program was presented: Vocal solos, "Sleepy Hollow Tune" and "The Robin's Call," by Mrs. D. P. Husband; vocal duct, "Harbor Lights," by Elva Jean and Rita Mae Hoffman, accompanied by their mother, Mrs. J. K. Hoffman; violin solo, "The Rosary," by Anna Ruth Landymore, accompanied by her sister, Doris; vocal duet, Mrs. Cunningham 'of Connellsville and Mrs, Husband; tap dance, Rita Mac Hoffman and David Husband; group singing, and bingo. Prizes were won by Mrs. J. K. Hoffman, A. C. Brown, Rita Mae Hoffman and Thomas Stark. The out-of-town guests were Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Stirpa of Con- nellsvillc, S. M. Roth, general road foreman of engines for the Western Maryland Hailroad, of Hagerstown, Md., F.. D. Dodson, road foreman of engines lor the same railroad, of Cumberland, W. W. Walters of Youngstown, Ohio, Joseph Roth of Beaver Falls, F. W. Coran and Fred Anger of McKces Rocks. Refreshments were served by Miss Blackstone and Mrs. Bishcr. Mrs. Lcvervood received many beautiful yifts. "Mission Forces" was the topic lead by Barbara Sohonage at the Intermediate Epworth League meeting on Wednesday evening. The Scripture was read fay Rowcna Stickcl and talks were given py Frances Keller and Polly Beatty. The revival services at the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church closed on Wednesday night. The Philathea Class, the Sarah B. Cochran _ Class, the Men's Bible Class and the' Intermediate Epworth League attended the service. Peritonitis Causes Death. SOMERSET, Jan. 24.--Mrs. Arbutus Blough Davis, 19, wife of Floyc Davis of Stoyestown, R. D. 2, diet Thursday in a Johnstown hospital o peritonitis. She was a native o: Holsopple, a daughter of Conlcy anc Virginia Price Blough. Besides her parents and husband, she leaves a daughter, five brothers and two sisters. The funeral service was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'c'ock at lhe Holsopple United Brclhi en Church. Interment was made in Custcr Cemetery nearby. v "Poor Woman" Leaves $250,000. NEW YORK, Jan. 24.--Disposition of the $250,000 fortune of Mrs. Johanna von Meyer, 86, who died in apparent poverty, was revealed by her attorneys. Her will bequeaths $15,000 each to two nieces with the remainder going to charity. EXCUSE IT, PLEASE! Spraojiom you've got, Smith. You're Telling M A « _ --4 ZADOK DGMBKOPF has a new Idea on how to curb reckless auto drivers. "Instead of fining theso heavy-footed fanatic* or tensing them Into the cast- iron chicken coop," says Zidok, "the judge should make speeders take a ride on a bob sled at full speed. · · · "A bob sled ride," continued Dummy, "down Gooseberry hill In my home county would make going around a corner on two wheels on a slippery street seem as tame as a rocking chair marathon. · · · "The rules call for four people to the sled probably with the idea that four funerals are ax cheap as one. Anyway, the undertaker is liable to give club rates. · * · "Tha sled Is steered by the first man but ho only thinks he is steering. Ho has about as much control over the doing of the Bled as you have over the moon, · · · "The fourth man operates what is laughingly called the brakes. When clipping- along at top speed the brakes, clamped on tight, might cut your speed down from 100 miles an hour to 98 and a half--tut that's also problematical. · · · ·Tm sure that after a taste of. a bob sled voyage the most incurable auto speed demon would forever "itcr have the nervous jitters when the speedometer got as high as 15 miles per." Commissioners Seek Permission fo Sell Dunbar Township Land UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24.--County commissioners filed a petition to sell a parcel of land in Dunbar township now the property of Lida May link to Henry Khnk. The petitioners came in possession of the premises June 10, 1830, for unpaid taxes and the right of redemption expired June 30, 1935. The commissioners state that Henry Kllnk, husband of Lida May has proposed to purchase the lane for $150 cash on delivery of the deec for the 11 tores, 24 perches. Taxes, accrued since 1927 agnins the fact, total S297.23. In an order, Judge H. S. Dumbaulc set 9:30 o'clock Monday, January 31 for a hearing on the petition. Application was made with Pro- thonolary John Brady for incorporation of the American Slavonic Citizens Club of Faycttc City. Purpose of the club, it was so; forth, is to erect or maintain a meeting place or hall for speeches, lectures and courses for cncouragemen and promotion of good government thnt members may meet for socia gatherings and entertainment; and to that end to have the power to collect dues and fees from members m conformity with rules and by-laws of the organization. It is a corporation which does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit incidental or otherwise, to members, Incorporatorh am John Yuhar, Thomas Povllsh, Simon Yaczkanich, John Krett and John Scllck, Jr. The incorporators are listed as directors who also include Andrew Waincr, John Sobcck, Mke Hela, George Hela and John E. Rihtarak. With icgnrd to a compromise of taxes, penalties, interest and costs due on real esaatc owned by Victor Piccolomini, Menallcn township, Judge Harry A Cottom, in an order, iet n hearing, for 10 o'clock Fuday, January 28, on motion ot Attorney Lewis M. D'Auria. The Older directed that a ftvc-d.iy written notice of the huaiing be NEWS OF THE COURTS /.F.W. Auxiliary Here Boosts Women's 13lh Defense Conference Mrs. Flora Stirpa, president of Walor E. Brown Post Ladies' Auxiliary f the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and ,000 other local auxiliary presidents iroughout the country are engaged focusing the Nation's attention on ie significance of the 13th Women's Conference on National Defense for n Enduring America, scheduled to pen tomorrow in Washington, D. C. Led by Mrs. Gladys Mooncy, Dc- rolt, past national president of the luxiliary and chairman ot the con- erence, the organization is taking a cadmg role In making plans for the iVashlngton meeting. Forty women's patriotic organizations arc included n the conference. "Judging from the help and splcn- lid cooperation I om getting from he local presidents of Laics Auxiliaries of Veterans o£ Foreign Wars vcr the land, this conference should go a long way toward driving home Is objective--that of safeguarding iur American institutions both at lomc and abroad," Mrs. Mooncy commented. , This year's three-dny conference las been called to make clear what national defense really means--the defense of American traditions, social, ethical and governmental--and the physical defense of our borders, 'artidpating organizations include, in addition to the V. F. W. Ladies' Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American War Mothers anc he National Women's Relief Corps By United Press. HOUSTON, Texas, Jon. 24--Robert Storm, electrician, was called as a prospective juror in a murder trial and asked to be excused. "Why?" asked Judge Langston King. / 'Because I'm opposed to punishment," Storm replied. "Why?" the prosecutor asked. "Because I designed and Installed the Texas electric chair 14 years ago." Storm was excused. authorities of each Mib-division having given taxing municipality claims against the real estate. By agreement of counsel, a verdict was returned for the plaintiff in the suit of John H. D. Sibel, now for use of Illinois Casket Company against John H. D. Sibcl, administrator of the citato of George Hucy. The jury .set (he amount to be p.urt UNIONTOWN, Jan. 24.--D e 11 a iagcr, administratrix of the estate o, Thomas G. Hager, deceased, Farm- ngton, filed petition for a new tria vith Prothonotary John J. Brady hrough her counsel, Attorney T. L Morgan. viewers awarded the worn in $2,400 for damages to a property as the result of highway improve mcnls. The county commissioners, believing the amount exorbitant, be came defendant in the civil sui which culminated in a verdict Thurs day in which the administratrix wa awarded $750 by a jury. A. W. Dice, Uniontov.'n, througl « counsel, Attorney Morgan, als filed petition for a new trial in th suit brought against him by Charles Gates, Georges township, to whom jury awarded a verdict of $141.90 ir an action to recover $202 claimed fo wages. In a verdict returned to Orphan Court Judge Ross S. Matthews, prc siding in civil court at *lic mvitatio of Judge Harry A. Cottom, a jury fo the plaintiff--in the mount of $1,07 --in the case of Caroline Wbl against Charles B. and Mae Cascbol In a decree handed down by Judg W. Russell Carr, a divorce wa granted to Marie Dillingcr Moore, 2* of 266 East Main street, Uniontown from 'Edward D. Moore, 29, also o this place, whom she wed Decembe 2, 1929, in this city. The nction charged desertion May 30, 1930, setting forth they lived at House 76, Royal, that her husband failed to provide for her and left her with no other course but to return to her mother in Uniontown where she has lived since. Court order was handed down by Judge Carr m the action of Alexander C. and James A. Speycr who had a writ of attachment issued against the sedan valued at $100, owned by Vance McCormick. The court decreed on petition of the plaintiffs, that the automobile be sold by the sheriff at public sale, that proceeds of the sale be paid into court to abide the result of attachment and that the plaintiffs have refunded to them, out of the proceeds, Ihe cost's, charges and expenses paid to the sheriff incident to maintenance of lien of attachment and the proper keep of the machine. The petition for the sale set forth that it was necessary to keep the car in o public garage at nn expense of S4 a month and that the car is rapidly deteriorating in value. Donald H. Edwards, receiver of First National Bank of Smithfield, on a petition to court, was grunted permission by Judge H. S. Dumbauld 'o sell land, listed nt an asset of the bank, to Mnudc N. Conn for $25 cash and the payment, by the purchaser, of all taxes assessed against the property, amounting to $223.20. The land involved in the sale is known as the Tyler property, Point Mat ion, consisting of four vacant lots. In a court order signed by Judge Dumbauld, Donald H. £dwirds, receiver of First National Bank of Smithfield, upon receipt of $50 cash, was authori/ed to compromise and settle the obligation of Bruw L. and M. R. Augustine and to satisfy the judgment recovered against them at December term, 1932. The indebtedness totaled $600. In a suit filed with Prothonotary John J. Bmdy through her counsel, Attorney E D. Brown, Hester A. Show seeks to recover $186, with in- U 'cst from April 1, 1937, from Blanche Yoder, administratrix of the estate of Benjamin Montcith, de- censed, Smithflcld. The pliiintift claims thnt she rendered service to the deceased after his return from Uniontown Hospital, December 14, 1935, where he had been treated for injui ics received December 7, 1935, in an automobile accident. The action sets fort!) she administered his medicine, served his meal-;, kept the house in order and did the laundering fiom December 14, 11135, to Match 15, 1336, and from Mmch 1 to March 19, 1937. The plaintiff as,kb wages for 16 and one-third weeks at $12 per week for a total of $196. Motor Police Raid House af Brownsville UNIONTOWN, Jan. 22.--A motor police detail swooped down on a disorderly house located on Newell road Brownsville, Friday night and arrested the woman alleged to be th operator and another as an inmate. Taken into custody and lodged in county jail to await hearings wen Mary Larson, facing charges of maintaining and operating the house, and Gcraldine Edwards, Pittsburgh, m mate. The detail staged the raid shortly before 9 o'clock. Man Who Designed Electric Chair Is Excused From Jury Confluence CONFLUENCE, Jan. 24 Evangelistic meetings will begin at the COS' pel Mission on February 1. Russell Younkin of Wilson was a recent, visitor with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Younkin. E. B. Brown, a patient in Frantz Hospital with injuries received in a fall down a stairway in his home, is slowly improving. S. J. Havncr of Charleston was here yesterday greeting friends and transacting business. Miss Dorothy Hopwood, v/ho teaches school at Hoovcrsville spent the week-end at her home. John Augustine of Addison was a business visitor here recently. Miss Patricia Flanigan, a nurse of Pittsburgh, has returned there after a few days' visit with her mother and sisters here. Frank Smith of Eliwood, Ind., formerly of this place, is visiting friends here. Charles Marquart, who has been in poor health for some time, is still in about the same condition. Mrs. Susan Flanigon is visiting friends in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Howard Sanncr is slowly improving from a severe illness. Many Real Estate Deals Recorded UNION-TOWN, Jan. 24.-Rcal estate transfers filed with'l, Recorder Pat Haynes include: \ Joseph M. Rehanck and wife to H. C. Dills, North Union township, less than an acie in South Union township, lor SI. Vmccn/.o Di Biaw: and wife to Angelmc De Marco and others, Dunbar, over two 'acres in Dunbar. Pittsburgh and Eric Coal Company to Margaret Gibbons, Dunbar, less than an acre in Redstone township, lor SI. Margaret Gibbons to John B. Haley, Grindstone, tract of 7,600 square foot, Redstone township, for 51. H. C. Coke Company to John Stcp- onech and wife, Lcmont Furnace, piece o£ ground in North Union township, for 51,100. Samuel Marshall to Samuel Marshall and wife, Connellsvillc, ground in East Park addition, Connellsvillc for §1. Alice M. Ryan to Haydcn -R. George, Lemont FurnacC'R. D. 1, part o£ lot 13, North Union township, for $160. Charles Wilson to Eliza Jane Riley, Rostravcr township, Westmoreland county, lot 14, Fayette City, for $1. To Seek Another Term. WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.- -With possibly one exception, and that doubUul. all Pennsylvania members ot the House of Representatives contemplate seeking another term, they have indicated privately or said through friends. Looking tor Bargains? If so, read the advertising columns of The Daily Courier. \ COST 500 Every year 50 million people lose 500 million dollars as a result of colds, but who can count the even greater loss in health? Start taking Father John's Medicine. For 83 years it has been recommended and used successfully by one generation alter another as a treatment for colds and a proven body builder. It must be good. 83 TEARS IN DSE l H~eoiciHt l '8 I FOR COLDS AMD BODY BUILDING Jeannetlc Doctor Dies. JEANNETTE. Jan. 24.--Dt. Robert . Wilson, for 32 years n pircticuR Mr. and Mrs. Southwestern Pennsylvania: This Complete Home Furnishers Since 1691

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