The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 25, 1938 · Page 3
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 25, 1938
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\ TUESDAY,. JANUARY 25 S ,193S. mi!!-DAILY-COURIER, CONNBLLSVIUL-IS. PAGE THREE Commissioners Begin Drive on Tax ChiseEers; Not Postpone Sale UNIONTOWN, Jan. 25.--"War on ax chiselers in Fayetto county was declared today by the county commissioners who issued a statement that there will be no further postponement of the tax sales set lor Monday, April 4. "The county needs the money and the treasurer's sale will be held as scheduled," according to County Commissioner John W. Rankin, who added: "Many prominent men of the county arc included among the list of chiselcrs but they will be brought to time. "There arc too many chiselers taking advantage of the tax sales postponements and we have come to a place where something must be done about it. I once said that I would never set my name to a tax sale but I am forced to change my mind because the way these tax chiselers have taken advantage of us. "The poor man will not be sacrificed. We in'end to take care of the really hara pressed home owner who stands to lose his property because of failure to obtain funds to meet his taxes. But we must be convinced of his sincerity in making the effort." Washabau Gets Axe A'fter 20 Years' Service Mrs. McRobbie Heads Local Committee for Control of Cancer Mrs. Henry W. McRobbie has been named Connelisville chairman of the Nation-wide campaign for the control of cancer. Mrs. McRobbie was appointed by Mrs. Robert Lee Hcrron of Brownsville, who was chosen captain of the crusade in Fayette county, the choice being made at a luncheon in Pittsburgh when the Woman's Field Army of the American Society for the Con- trjl of Cancer was organized under the sponsorship of the National Medical Association. Mrs. Hcrron will txvassistcd by Dr. George W. Crier of_-J?ittsburgh, Dr. Harry Bernhardy of?RjDchcster, Dr. Walter M. Bortz of Grcensburg and Dr. J. Glenn Hcmington of Union- 'town. Mrs. Herron said that each town in the county would be organized and a chairman named to conduct the drive in the respective places. In _ Connelisville Mrs. McRobbie will ' have charge. Other chairmen named include: Perrpolois, Mrs. Chads Chalfant; Brownsville, Mrs. B. H. Fleming and Mrs. W. S. Conwell; Uniontown, Mrs. Paul Lewcllyn and Mrs. Robert White, and Newell, Mrs. Gilbert Fox. It was announced that the Nationwide crusade will commence April 1 and conclude on April 30. GREENSBURG, Jan. 25.--W.- W. (Chief) Washabau, Mount Pleasant, has been dismissed as an employe of the State Workmen's Insurance Fund after 20 years and seven months oJ service on orders from Harrisburg, it was learned, but he refused to comment. Washabau was first appointed by Governor Brumbaugh and had served under Governors Sproul, Fisher and Pinchot, the latter two terms, and three years under Earle. He staitid as a clerk in the bureau's office here and later became a mine inspector then chief mine inspector and finally district manager for Wcstmoreland- Fayctte counties, a post he held for 10 years. When Judge J. Hilary Kcenan was county Democratic chairman, he appointed Attorney Joseph P. Sheridan to the district manager post and Washabau was made assistant State supervisor only to come back hers 0s acting district manager when Sheridan was given a more lucrative Job a Harrisburg. Washabau was then dismissed to make room for Philip J Rouse of West Newton, an adjuster in the bureau since June, 1935. and formerly operator of a woman's clothing store. He was a Republican in politics but recently changed his registration. Airplane Lost Seven Hours in Storm Safe At Connecticut Por Great for Chest and Throat Colds When .you have a common cold settled in your chest or throat, don't waste time and take chances on old- fashioned or surface remedies, you need real medicine. Take Thoxinc, the famous throat and cough medicine that so many families are now using. The very flrst swallow starts relief, soreness is soothed, coughing stops usually in a few minutes; and it also acts internally to help stimulate throat secretions and loosen phlegm. Your doctor will approve the ingredients, all arc listed on the carton. Wonderfpl for children, too. Get Thoxinc--and get relief. 35c, 60c, Sl.OO. Union Drug Co., and all other good drug stores.--Advertisement. Wife Declares Hubby Imposlcr. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25.--Margot Jeanne St. Pierre won an annulment of her marriage to Louis C. Fisher on the ground that he had an un- divorced wife at the time they eloped to Arizona last August. She told the ju'dge that Fisher posed as a wealthy British army officer but she learned later he was a mule skinner from ( Vinita, Okla. Elks Dedication March 27. UNIONTOWN, Jon. 25.--Uniontown's remodeled Elks home will be dedicated on Sunday, March 27, after completion of improvements costing $50,000. MODERN WOMEN Niid NolSofFtrmonthlypaiD «ndi-]«y duolo colds, aerroiusudi),eipoaurorlmllarauuii. Cto-jbm-tOTDuunondlinuidl'ilIinroe eiTtQuickRill.l.B^ldby *THI DIAMOND Salvo. Nos« Drop* Tablets COLDS and FEVER Chccm flrst day Headache, M mtnotet. TIT *Ttah-My-TUm"-Woild'» Beit Liniment Continued from Page One. reach Washington. Nothing more was heard from him until 11:20 when he said that he had turncc back and was on the northern leg of the radio beam to Newark. "I am working out a problem orientation," he reported at 12:28 A. M. Meanwhile, the offices of Eastern *Air Lines had become a scene greatest anxiety. Captain Eddi Rickenbackcr, vice-president an general manager of the line, had en listed the services of two radi broadcasting systems to aid the lines own radio operators. The radio chains asked the! listeners to report instantly if thcj heard a plaic flying aimlessly in th storm. New Jersey vania State police and Ponnsyl broadcast an alarm ox*or their teletype systems. At 1:05 A. M., Jones reported: "1 have been flying a compas course. I am seeing lights below, am flying at about 2,300 feet, dc scending and circling the lights." "I believe I am west, southwest o Newark, in the vicinity of hig! bridge," he radioed at 1:17 A. M. Jones dropped flares In the opcr country near Camdcn, N. J., at 1:3 and 1:42, but apparently they wer of little help. The weather in th vicinity permitted no visibility 1 am made navigation impossible, and th plane -was blown off its course tim after time. Finally, at 2:45 A. M., a radio re ported that an airplane was flyinj aimlessly around near New Britain Conn. Eastern Air Lines radio men instructed Jones to circle until given a definite course. Navigators a Newark went to work, and in a few seconds they had prepared a cours to take the plane into Hartford. Jones followed that course, and 1 minutes later he brought the ship down through the blinding rain ontt a field that had become one hugi mud puddle. "There was nothing to it," he sail after the plane had been wheeled into a hangar. . The two passengers, C. C. Bane, Washington merchant, and PhlU; King, an employe of the U. S. Mari time Commission, were taken intc Hartford, about seven miles from th' airport, to entrain for New York. "We only had about 20 minutes gas supply left when we landed,' Bane said. "We thought we wouli crack up at any time. "Boy, that guy Jones is to swellest pilot I've ever met." King said that he and Bane hai not worried, despite the dangerous position they had been in. Stcwnrc Edward Lamlcux made them com fortable, he said, with coffee. , Jones, co-pilot James Corrigan and Lamieux remained with thi plane while mechanics checked jt t determine whether it had' been damaged. "In my 18 years', experience, 1 Jones said, "I have never seen sue! a wind. It was blowing all of miles an hour. I couldn't make thi baby do more than 10 or 15 miles an hour in the face ot it, arid when tried to come back to Newark, i blew me right on by." SAVE MONEY ON DRY CLEANING Men's Suits Ladies' Dresses and Topcoats and Coats (plain) 59c 59c 80S So. Pittsburgh Street Opp. Carnegie Library. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R.J.SCOTT y A RslE OP 25 DOLLAR5 Et4QUAi4D, id 1712- COULD 6E. IOO POU-N?? i-Bg^spgggj O^ooo DIFFERED APPEARED SIH£E IS4O ;-25 COPYRIGHT. 110. XIMC ftAn,«S iYNtJICATC. I*. COME.S IK HEX* -Z.1=A.1_KND - HR.IS-rVlA5 15 IM 5JMMEJZ_ KEttf ZEA.1AKD So KXA.KE5 HIS IK Says Ross' Own Remark Brought About Kidnaping; Not Planned Twelve Hurl But No Fatalities in Highway Accidents Twelve persons were injured in Fayette county in a svrirs of automobile accidents over the week-end. Only two received severe wounds. Six persons were injured in a head-on crash of two autos shortly after midnight Sunday morning on Route 40, at Brier Hill. Occupants of one of the cars were Robert Gaddii, 3D, and his wife, Ethel Gaddis. 37, of Clarksvillc. Gaddis suffered a lacerated nose and Injured left leg, and Mrs. Gaddis received treatment In the Brownsville Hospital for minor bruises. Riding in the second machine were Dr. James Magce, 57, of Pittsburgh, who suffered an injured nojc; John Lepera. 40, of Connelisville, the driver, who sustained lacerations on the face; Mary Wood, 30, of Uniontown, and Ida Mac Rishell. 35, of ConncllsvtHc, who received abrasions and lacerations. · Gaddis was admitted to the Brownsville Hospital, but the other five victims were treated and taken to their homes. Gaddi.i is manager of the Rainey No. 2 store at Pot Gas. Dr. Mafiec said Lepera, who was driving the car, saw the approaching automobile swervins to the right side of the road and that Lepera brought his car to a stop. The Gaddis machine, the local man said, smashed into the front of the Lepera machine. Mother of Priest Dead. LATROBE, Jan. 25.--Mrs. Elizabeth MeAltce, widow of Patrick C. McAltec, who died Friday at her home at 5026 Kentucky avenue, Pittsburgh, was a native of Youngstown, Pa., where she had spent most of her life. The family went to Pittsburgh in' 1934. Mrs. MeAltce was the mother of Rev. Father Gregory, O. S. B., pastor of St. Vincent Church here. She leaves two brothers, two sisters and 10 children. New Mississippi Coach. OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 2$.--Harry Mehre, former head coach at the University of Georgia, has signed a three-year contract as head football coach and athletic director at the University of Mississippi of the Southeastern Conference, Chancellor A. B. Butts announced today. Mehre, who replaces Ed Walker at Ole Miss, will begin his new duties Feb. 1. His salary was not revealed. CHICAGO, Jan. 25--John Henry Seadlund, alias Peter Anders, awaiting grand jury action for the kidnap- Slnymg ot Chariot S. Ross, insisted today that the kidnaping was an "after thought" suggested by a chunce remark of Ross himself. He revealed in notes sent from his cell to newspapermen that it was he and not his accomplice, James Atwood Gray, who forced Ross out of his car the night of September 23. It was just a stickup," Seadlund said. "But as Ross got out o! the car he baid, 'I always figured I'd be kidnaped some day.' "That was the first time I'd thought of kidnaping him. I was sorry the' next day." Grinning and kicking at photographers, the slayer was arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Edwin K. Walker late yesterday just an hour after secret funeral services were held for his victim in a heavy rain at Roschill Cemetery. When Seadlund stood mute. Walker entered a technical plea of not guilty for him. continued the arraignment until February 2 and ordered him held without bond for the grand jury. It is expected an indictment will be returned Friday. Apparently Seadlund did not recognize that he had been charged only with kidnaping--a charge which provides the death penalty under the so- called Lindbergh law. In one note Seadlund was asked if he would plead guilty. "I'll plead guilty' to the kidnaping but not to murder," he answered. He confessed the kidnaping and slaying of Ross to G-men after his arrest in Los Angeles a week ago Friday. Last Thursday he led them to a dugout in the isolated, snow- covered backwoods of northern Wisconsin near Spooner where were fivund the bodies of Ross and Gray, tlic accomplice he killed for profit. He had taken Gray's share of the $!0,000 ransom obtained from Rcos* fsmily and started a cross-country spending spree prior to his capture. An autopsy showed Ross suffered a fractured skull and ribs and had been shot through the head. Gray also hid been shot through the head. But in a statement made last night to a Federal agent, Seadlund reiterated that part of his 27-page confession in which he admitted beating Ross. But he denied the responsibility of murder. "I thought he was dead when I shot him," he said. "That's not murder." He stood with smiling indifference ir. the commissioner's office during Good News (or Asthma Sufferers We Have Made Arrangement* with th'e FREE BREATH PRODUCTS CO. To Send--FREE--to every Attbma Sufferer in thi* vicinity a trial treatment of Free Breath. Please Give Your Name and Address to Any one of the Following Druggists UNION DRUG COMPANY 301 K. Pittsburgh St. Phone 9063 THE LAUGHREY DRUG CO. 112 South Pittsburgh Street A. A. CLARKE, DRUGGIST 323 *orth Pittsburgh Street his arraignment. He roused nlmsclf only twice. Once he lashed out with iis foot toward a photourapher, who obviously was out of reach. Later one of his kicks smashed A camera, G-men quickly subdued him. U. S. District Attorney Michatl L, Igoc said the charge against Seadlund will make only incidental mention ol the fact that Ross was slain and will make no mention of Gray's killing. Driving Privileges Lost By Two Countian^; Never Had Operating Licenses Site Now Ready For Postoffice At Meyersdaie A hotel located- on the corner of Center and North streets, Mr/crs- dalc, and known as the Sliccr House for more than jO years, has been razed in order that the site may to, used for a new $70,000 Federal post- ofllce to be erected in the near future. The site for (he building is the plot formerly covered by the old hotel and the Krctchman property adjoining .it on North street, both of which are old landmarks in the town. The site is part of the original Olingcr farms on which the town of Mcycrsdale is located. The Sliccr House was for many years operated by the late Nathaniel Slicer and later by his son-in-law, the late G. E. Hammond. About 20 years ago it was purchased by George W. Losue of Cambria county, now deceased, an uncle of Dr. W, J. LOKUC of Center street, Meyorsdale. Upon the death of Mr. Logue, Mrs. Mary Loguc, his widow, converted the first floor into live storerooms, but retained the second floor for hotel rooms. Last July she sold the building to the Government for a Federal post- ofllcc site. I Special to Ttw Courier. UNJONTOWN, Jan. 25.--One woman and nine .- men have been ordered to surrender their automobile driving privileges following a hearing before a Department of Revenue court. Suspensions were listed for: Herbert Thomas of Oliphant,. failr ure to appear for a hearing. Alfred Lake of Brier Hill, John Vcncsko of Dunbar and Edwara · Lacey of Republic, failure to maintain proof of financial responsibility. John Kopchko, Smock, reckless driving. - ." K. S. Goodman of South Connellsville, reckless driving and no oper-,. ator's license. Miss Betty Thompson "of McClellandtown, R. D., found guilty of reckless driving and operating without a license.-- _·" . ' " Clarence Bell of Woodsidc/R. D., driving while intoxicated. ' ·· " Charles Khlanetz of Smock and Stanley McElroy of Gibbons Glade, failure to furnish proof of financial responsibility. Frank WIdmcr Buried. The funeral for Frank Widmer was held Saturday morning with a prayer ,it the residence, 3 Witter avenue extension, and requiem high mass at the Immaculate Conception Church. Rev. Michael Bonfleld, assistant pastor, was celebrant. Pallbearers were Hobart Kemp, Jacob Miller, James Quinn, French S. Durst, Thomas v. Doncgan and William Pagan. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Heads Brownsville Bank. Samuel E. Taylor has been reelected president of the National Deposit Bank of Brownsville for his 23rd consecutive term. Cordless Electric Icon. Harry Lutton, a Wayncsburg plumber, has received word from Washington that a patent has been granted on a cordless electric iron which he invented. The iron has perfect insulation against short cir cutting as the wires arc imbedded in a compound which not only protects the wires but at the some time builds up and retains heat. Emporium Pioneer Dies. EMPORIUM, Jan. 25.--The body of John Origan Mason, 90, son of a pioneer family in Cameron county, was buried after a service Sunday at his Sterling Run home. Mason was a great-grandson of Charles Mason, one of the men who surveyed Ihc Mason-Dixon line. CATHARTICS GOT YOU DOWN? IT you ha\c common constipation, due to lack of bull; In tic diet, harsh -purgatives don't cct at tha.. cause of the trouble. Often they leave you weakened. ' It is better to cat a nalu- rol laxative food. Try regular breakfasts of KellOKg's All-Bran. It contains vitamin. B,--the intestinal tract's great tonic. And All-Bran provides "bulk." It absorbs moisture, softens like a sponge, and forms a man that olds elimination. Eat this crunchy cereal «ery day, drink plenty of water and join the "regulars." Made by Kellogg at Battle Creek. IT Our February Sale usually starts the last'Saturday in January. This year, you have the opportunity to select your merchandise a few days in advance. of 15% to 40% on Better Kinds of Furniture Rugs and Stoves! Complete Home Furnishers Since 1891

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