The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1938 · Page 7
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 26, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26,1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLB. PA. PAGE. SEVEN NEWS OF THE COURTS "In a decree handed down by Judge W. Russell Carr, a divorce was granted Mary Koromi, 28, of Point Marion, from John Koromi, 32, of . Garwood, N. J, formerly an employe of Fancy Hill Coal Company. The couple were wed March 12, 1928, following an elopement to Cumberland, Md. The wife charged wilful and malicious desertion April 1, 1933, in Garwood. Charges of cruel and barbarous treatment and indignities to person won a divorce decree from Judge Carr for Anna Davis Murphy, 55, of 140 Evans street, Uniontown, from J. T. Murphy, 65, West Brownsville. The couple were married November 22, 1932, inthis city. Each have seven children living from former marriages. Verdict, agreed upon by opposing counsel, was returned to Judge Harry A. Cottom in the damage suit of Joseph J. Fancy, n minor, by his friend and father, Joseph M. Fancy, and for Joseph M. Fancy, himself, against Timothy Parnell. In finding for the plaintiffs, the Jury directed the son receive $300 and the father $500 for a total of $800. The action was the outgrowth of nn automobile accident last Fcburary 14 when the boy suffered a dislocated hip that necessitated medical care. In orders handed down by the court, motions to nol pros three cases v we« granted on condition the defendants pay costs of prosecution. ' Tlbse benefiting by the nol pros actichs include: Jchn Kuklo, charged with larceny ' last June by Susie Kuklo. Last November 29, on motion of the district attorney, the recognizance in this case was forfeited and continued to new session with the nol pros being ·grajted to clear the record of the cast. Ceorgc Bryan and Elias David, ar- resed by State police on charges of mantalning and operating a lottery as a result of a raid on the Howard pail. Norman Howard and Simon Divid entered pleas of guilty. William Miller, Pittsburgh, charged Mirth conspiracy and larceny of an oitomobile for which Harry E. Wol- citt and William Kcrr Yanakos were sentenced to Huntingdon reformatory m pleas of guilty. Under a court order handed down hst week, Frances S. Kclrstcd, con- ·icted woman tax collector now serv- ng a term in Allegheny county work- .tousc imposed by Ex-Judge Thomas H. Hudson for tax embezzlement, will be returned to Fayettc county jail today in custody of a deputy sheriff. Mrs. Koirsted b expected to break 'her long self-imposed silence and ' testify at a hearing set for next Mori- · day when testimony will be reopened on motion of the State against the ·American Surety Company. In the petition recently presented Ihc court, Attorney Linn V. Phillips, counsel for the surety company, set forth that representatives of Mrs. 'Keirsted had informed him of her ·willingness "to talk" and asked that testimony be reopened to permit her · to testify concerning the records of the 1934 tax duplicate which had been "missing" following her arrest and trial. Law library in the courthouse Is in receipt of a new book-donated for use of attorneys and other "who desire enlightenment on trial practices," the donor revealed. The book, "Gentlemen of the Jury," Is authored by Francis L. Wellman, noted New York lawyer, who previously released such well-read works as "Art of Cross-Examination" and "Day in Court," "Gentlemen of the Jury" reveals tricks employed by trial lawyers to confuse jurors and side-track them from the real issues of the case. The author cities many notable cases and discusses, nt length, the history of the jury system. Lord chancellors, well-known judges of both English nnd American courts, and trials that won considerable newspaper notoriety share in Wellman's reminisences of 30 years at the bar. Freeman Holiday, Monongahela B. D. .1, indicted as the result of a hit- run accident near Somcrfteld, was sentenced by Judge H. S. Dumbauld to.'pay costs of prosecution, forfeit S250 for use of the injured parties and 'stand committed to county jail ·for one year. If some reasonable or- r.tugemcnts ore made to provide nominal compensation to the injured parties and pay the costs, the court stipulated, a modification of the sentence will be considered. . Andrew Wargo, Connellsvillc, on a · cfiirge of violating the liquor control att, was directed to pay costs of prosecution and a lino of S100, with tte fine to be paid forthwith and the remainder within 30 days. "Joseph Pompic, Cleveland avenue, · thiontown, arrested as the result o£ ai automobile accident, was directed by Judge Hprry A. Cottom to pay osts of prosecution and, through the probation officers, the sum of $150 £r use of Mrs. Faulkner and under- do imprisonment in county jail for iix months. If the costs are paid and !50 restitution is made, the defendant vill be paroled for one year on con- lition he meet the balance in pay- nents of 520 per month. · When Pompie failed to appear for sentence in December, the .court or- Jercd his bond forfeited. However, January 17, following presentation of 3 petition, the judge directed that the srdcr of court directing forfeiture of the bond "is hereby remitted." Three defendants will be given hearings February 1 on their petitions to · be discharged from their court paroles and be relieved from further payment of flncs. Louis Wcinberg, Edcnborn, arrested April 8. 1930, by William T. Walker on a charge of violating the 'liquor control act, was sentenced to .'pay costs and n fine of $300. His ·petition sets forth he has paid the ·costs and S100 of the fine and asks ' release from the balance of the fine i'and i discharge from his parole. · Steve Durolia. North Union town! ship, arrested July 9. 1931, for vio- ' tiling the liquor law, was scnteccd '· it September, 1931, to pay a flnu of $250 and costs of $50.30 and spend 90 days in county Jail. The defendant reveals he was paroled October 13, 1931, and directed to pay flne and costs at the rate of $10 a month. He has not paid anything on account of fine and costs, he says, and avers he Is an aged man without employment and is; unable to comply with the order of court. / Salvatore SaparitaJ Brier Hill, arrested June 1, 1934, tor violating the liquor law and sentenced September, 1934, to pay costs and flne of $750, sets forth he has paid the costs and $400 on the line, leaving a balance : $350. In his petition, Sapan'ln avers he is married and has a family, that his property is heavily mortgaged and the receiver ol the bank holding the mortgage threatens to sell his home, that he is in dire financial circumstances and, because of this, asks to be discharged by the court from any further responsibility to comply with his sentence. A number of defendants received sentences from Judge. H. S. Dumbauld, among them several who, last week, were denied motions for new trials. Henry Levy, convicted of a firearms violation as the climax to labor trouble last August at Davidson plant of Republic Steel Corporation, was called before the court, after his new trial motion was refused, and directed to pay costs of prosecution or give surety to pay the same within 10 days. K. G. Waugman, filed an affidavit of defense with Prothonotary John J. Brady to the suit entered against him by Ada Britten as the outgrowth of an automobile accident. In his action, Waugman admits he is owner of a delivery truck as described in the plaintiff's statement of claim but denies that on last November 11 it was being operated by a servant, agent or employe. Waugman avers that at the time and place alleged in the suit, the vehicle was being operated by his son, K. G. Waugman, Jr., who was driving the truck for his own use and his own business--which had no connection, whatsoever, with the defendant He denies any responsibility in the acicdcnt. J. N. Naples, tax examiner of the division of personal property tax o£ the State Department of Revenue, will be in the offices of county commissioners each Thursday nnd Friday until February B In the interest the personal property tax returns to be filed in this county. Anyone subject to payment of a personal property tax--levied on stocks, bonds, mortgages, judgments, etc.--arc privileged to personally contact Mr. Naples any Thursday and Friday, to discuss their levies. Because of alleged property dam- ags due to highway improvements, Anna M. Hague, Masontown, and Florence A. Stewart, Nicholson township, ha-.- entered suit against the county of Fayette to recover $2,500. The two planting own a tract of land containing 206 acres and 89 perches in Nicholson township. The property is situated along the Smith- ilcld-Ncw Geneva road in the vicinity of Old Frame Church. Damage to the property, it Is claimed, is the result of changes made in the lines and locations of roads. . . , Mill Run MILL HUN. Jan. 28.--Among those who attended The Courier cooking school last week were: Mrs. Mary Marietta, Miss Fern Minerd, Mrs. Ida Colborn, Mrs. Louise Dahl Mrs. Evelyn Abbey, Mrs. Violet Livingstone, Mrs. Gcraldine Rowan Mrs. Vane Lsughrey, Mrs. Iva Miller nnd Mrs. Bcsse Marietta. Robert Stickcl of Uniontown visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Milton Stickel over the week-end. R. W. Prinkey, who is employed ai Torrence, is visiting his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Reid Prlnkcy. Mr. and Mrs. Ray O'Cock of Somerset visited Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Mountain Sunday. Mr. Mountain has been ill for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Skinner of Con- nellsvillc spent the week-end with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs Gcorgo Skinner. Virginia Friend, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Friend who has been in the Connellsville State Hospital, is improving. John Dull of Torrence is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dull. Misses Fern Minerd and Virginia Prinkey, Eugene and Graydon Work and R. W. Prinkey attended the revival serivccs at the Methodist Pho- teslant Church nt Connellsvillc. Jacob Cole and John Hart were shoppers in Connellsvllle Friday. Mr. and Mrs. George Ray Cramer Jr., visited the latter's father, John Dahl, over the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Hawk and son of Aliqulppa visited at the home of the former's mother, Mrs. Alice Hawk. Mr. and Mrs. Hnrry Krepps visited over the week-end with their son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs, James Wainwright, of Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shearer of Point Marion visited friends here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hawk of Scottdalc visited tho former's father, George Hawk, Sunday. Rev. Frank Workman of Ohiopylc visited Sunday at the home o£ Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Mountain. Mrs. Wilmer Gain of Smithton visited her father, John Dahl, for the past week. Revival services are being held nt the United Brethren Church with Rev. Spangler in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Work and son, Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. Joe May, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert May and Arthur Friend attended the Pennsylvania Farm Show at Harrisburg. Bcnscrcck Man Dead. SOMERSET, Jan. 20.--Victor Dn- dura, 52, of Benscreck, died Saturday at his home of a heart ailment. He ! leaves his wife and six children. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By RJ. SCOTT fREEFtlU. OF PENNIES MoS-ToF'fnEWbRl.D . W A. SlEELMILl-- ON A.K 1S1-ANP IN Loc.rl MAJREE., ErfrSERlM'frlE. ORE. A5 LEAVE ISLAND IN-fo -frlE. -TfeEE. 15-THE 05.PEST, ·UVINCi DEBA.'TfeD WHEfrlER.-f«E. ' 51AMP HAP 37 OR. 39 FIGURES IKlHE. DESIGN IN THE. ·COPYRIGHT. 1938. KING f EATURES SYNDICATE. l«c V^Q R.U Over Quarter ©- Total expenditures for direct relief and Federally-aided types o£ assistance to 26,518 Fayette countians during December were $278,081.13, according to figures made public today at Harrisburg by the State Department of Public Assistance. Of those aided, 22,569 were on direct relief rolls, 2,314 recipients of old-age assistance, 1,370 (including mothers of dependent children under 16) getting aid to dependent children and 265 receiving blind pensions, a grand total of 26,518. Direct relief expenditures aggregated $203,894.90 while old-age assistance amounted to $52,295, u! \ to dependent children $13,941.23 ,id pensions for the blind $7,950, an aggregate of $278,081.13, Fayette county showed an increase of 77.7 per cent in the direct relief population during the month ot December with 11,877 being the net number of persons added to the rolls from December 1 to December 31. Westmoreland county added 5,426, or 58.3 per cent, and Somerset county 1,059 or 17.9 per cent.' Westmoreland countians received $191,863.05 for 17,323 persons during December as follows: 12,911 on direct relief, $120,635.78; 2,221 old-age assistance, $43,886; 1,912 aid to dependent children, $19,018.27, and 279 blind pensions, $8,323. Somerset county had 8,276 persons on the rolls who received $83,932.41 during December as follows: 6,584 on direct relief, $55,892.90; 1.015 old-age assistance, $18,947.50; 560 aid to dependent children, $5,582.01, and 117 blind pensions, $3,510. Pennsylvania as a whole had 688,514 persons who received $8,764,513.93 as follows: 521,968 on direct relief, $5,761,903.90; 95,504 old-age assistance, $2,080,842.41; 00,026 aid to dependent children, $092,196.12, and 11,016 blind pensions, $329,571.50. Phalanx Hears Travel Talk by John Davis Guest night was observed by the Alpha chapter of the Phalanx Fraternity at its regular meeting Monday night in the Y. M. C. A. Each member had a friend. After the dinner, John Davis gave an interesting travel-talk of his experience while on a trip to the Island of Haiti some time ago. Included in the proKram was Meyersdale MEYERSDALE, Jan. 26. -- The Misses Margaret, Olevia and Caroline Dla returned Sunday evening from a two weeks' tour in Mexico. They report having had a very delightful trip. Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis and their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mr?. Raymond Lewis and son, Wilmcrding, Pa., were Sunday visitors with Mrs. Myrtle Boris and Miss Lutie Trcsslcr, sisters of the former Mrs. Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lenhart of Johnstown returned to their home on Monday after n few days visit here with relatives and friends. Mrs. Henry Mankamyer and her daughters, Mrs. Ruth/Spcrry and Mlas Edna Mankamyer, and Mrs. Vincent Bccver, the latter of Akron, Ohio, spent Monday visiting friends in Berlin. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denl of LaVale, Md., and Daniel Deal ot Cumberland spent Sunday here with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. John Cover of Wlnd- bcr «pcr.t Sunday here nt the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staub. Mrs. Victor Grubcr Is spending the week with her parents in Harrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hortzhorn spent the week-end with relatives in Derry. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Philson returned today from Beacon, N. Y., where they visited their son and daughtcr-ln-law, Mr. nnd Mrs. Snmucl Philson. Mr. and Mrs., C. L. Darnley ot Cumberland nrc guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Darnley, the latter being quite 111 at his home in the Mnngle Apnrtmcnt. group singing led by Paul Brlckmnn nr.d Edgnr Luckey. The regular business session was omitted as the Phalanx devoted the entire evening to the entertainment of Its guests. D A N G E R O U S U U diner roils to tell n SUBSTITUTE for 666 Just to make three or four cents more. Customers art your beit auetN, lose tlicm and you loie your bunlne**, C4 H worth three or four times ai much ai a SUIlSTITim;.--AdvcrLUcmcnt. Today and Tomorrow DUNN MARJORIE LORD Ptottuoittbr Richard Rcison. --PIUS-"Court of Human Relations" --and-- LATHST NETFS Dies at Somerset. SOMERSET, Jan. 26.--Thomas William Travis, 72, died Sunday night. He leaves five children, three sisters and two brothers. The body was taken to Lonnconing, Md., where he resided before coming here 16 years ago. Latrobc Banker Dead. LATROBE, Jan. 26.--Luis B. Berlin, former vice-president of the Commercial Bank, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday at his home here. Ho Is survived by his wife, a daughter, his mother and five sisters, News of Tri-Town Community DAWSON, Jan. 26.--Mrs. W. A. Gillcspio, Mrs. Catherine Patterson, Mrs. Hilbert 'Harvey, Mrs. J. P. Downey, Mrs. Frank Black of Liberty, Mrs. Harry Cochran of North Dawson, Mrs. George Shallenberger, Mrs. S. J. I. Morningstar and Mrs. J. R. Cottom attended The Courier cooking school at the Orpheum Theatre last week. Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Cottom of Railroad street were Scottdalc callers on Saturday., The Philathca Class of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church met Tuesday evening in the social auditorium. Mrs. B. F. Husband's group entertained. Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Collins of Vanderbllt and Mr. and Mrs. S. J. I. Morningstar were Connellsvillc callers on Saturday. ' r Mrs. E. S. Bailey of North Dawson has been suffering from a severe cold. The Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Philip G. Cochran M. E. Church will meet Thursday- afternoon at 2:30 in the social auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Ken H. Collins and daughter, Vivian Yvonne, were Uniontown callers Saturday. : Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Winkler and Edward Shaw of Connellsvllle were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hlxon Sproat. Miss Anna Belle Ballcyi a registered nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, spent the week-end at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bailoy, of North Dawson. Westmoreland Grand Jury Will Hear 114 Cases in Three Days GREENSBURO, Jan. 26.--Westmoreland county's criminal court grand jury will convene Monday, February 7, with 114 cases listed for the three-day session. Included on the list are various misdemeanors and some felonies. There arc no murders although two manslaughter cases are slated for the grand jury, both growing out of automobile accidents. Manager af Church, Somerfield Store Entered by Robbers While the manager, William McCullough, and his wife attended church services on Friday night, a robber broke into the William A. Frey general store at Somerfleld and 1 carried away $150 In currency and silver frpm the cash register. Upon his return Mr. McCullough discovered the cash register had been opened, and all the cash removed. No merchandise had been disturbed indicating the Intruder was interested only in cash. McCullough has been manager of the Frcy store for 35 years, Sergeant Blair said. Investigators discovered the robber had forced entrance-into the building through a window in the basement o£ the building, which Is directly across the street 'from the Youghio- gheny House, a Somerfleld hotel. In leaving the store, however, the intruder did not retrace bis footsteps, but left .through the front door, which he opened from the Inside. Officers explained that the robbery during the absence of Mr. McCullough at church indicated that the movements of McCullough and his wife were known to the · Intruder" Other clues pointed out that only one person had- entered the store, although another person may have assisted the intruder from the outside. G PIANO FIKM WIJTJD SACRIFICE S3IALL- SIZE GRAND PIANO For very sninll balance. Responsible party may take over for terms low as $1 ·weekly. Piano Is almost new and fully guaranteed. After seeing It, ivo trill tune and deliver It to yonr home. For appointment and information, write-F. A. NORTH PIANO CO., Inc. 1588 Chestnut St. Re-furnish your entire home at tremendous savings

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