The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 27, 1938 · Page 9
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 27, 1938
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.-. THURSDAY, JANUARY 27,19SS. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEIXSVU^LE. PA. PAGE NINE BOY SCOUTS TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY Scottdale T r o o p s Arrange Program; No Court of Honor. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST SCOTTDALE. Jan. 27.--Boy Scouts of the Scottdale district will observe Scout Week from February 6 to 12. R. Floyd Darsie, chairman of the court of honor committee announced that there will be no public court of honor as there have not been enough of advancements. The Scouts will begin the anniversary by attending church services nt their own church on Sunday, February 6. It is thought the First Baptist Church, which sponsors a troop, will possibly have the largest attendance, with the St. Paul's Lutheran vicing for a record attendance, since it also sponsors a troop. On February 8, every Boy Scout and leader, will re-dedicate himself to scouting ideals, by renewing his oath. As yet no plans have been made for a public meeting for this purpose. Troop 8, of Zone six, held its regular meeting Friday night at the cabin, "Unalinyi," at Cross Roads, and afterwards a court of advancement was conducted with two boys being passed from tenderfoot to second class. They were Harry Hersli- bcrger and Vincent Taylor. Merit badges were awarded in handicraft to Robert McLcod, Melvin Bitncr, Eugene Harris, Robert Leichlltcr, William Biglcy and Gilbert Crosby, and In safety to Robert Leichllter and William E. Biglcy. Assisting Mr. Darsie were Rev. J. W. Witherspoon, Frank Dickson and J. W. Beadling. Edgar Bigley, scoutmaster, and Mr. Leiehlitcr one of the troop committeemen, were in charge of the meet- JOHN PARKILL, AT 95, TO FINALLY REALIZE LIFE DREAM OF OCEAN TRIP Continued from Page One. around a little while longer." Asked if he didn't want to reach (lie century mark, he Indicated: ·Til be ready to go but I probably will still want to stick around a little while longer." Mr. ParkhiU's health has been fairly good throughout his long life, although a stomach disorder has developed to bother him a little. Recently he had undergone a hernia operation while he was in the West, members of the household revealed, and he -weathered the operation ing. At the close ot the meeting !cc cream and cake was served by the troop. Clothing Distributed. Owing to the absence of Mrs. James A. Conway, who Is spending a few days in Washington, D. C.; her daughters, Mary Mildred and Margaret Conwoy, were in charge of distribution of clothing on Wednesday aftcrnon to persons on relief. On account of the very cold weather it is thought that not as many people were out as would have otherwise been there. The supply, made by the workers of the sewing project, is about exhausted again. U. B. Orchestra Elects. The United Brethren orchestra, after Its rehearsal on Monday evening, held the election of officers. The following persons were chosen for the coming year: prcsdent, Jack George; vice president, Mrs. Francis ing; secretary, Mrs. Lex Porter; treasurer, Ray Sturtz; leader, E. F. McCloy; assistant leader, Jack George; teacher, John Kurtz; and assistant teacher, Mrs. Lex Porter. V. F. W. Auxiliary Entertains. The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Everson , held a meeting in the post rooms on Monday evening with 60 persons in attendance. The members and guests were entertained with handkerchief bingo. The handkerchiefs were strung along the wall, and each lady winning a game of bingo was awarded a handkerchief. A spccla prize was also given, and this was ·won by Mrs. Jake Culczak of Everson. Lunch was served. Guests were present from the Mount Pleasant auxiliary, Brownsvlle and Warren, Oho. To Freach Sunday Nght. Hev. Arthur L. Gaylord will be a St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on Sunday evening, January 30, to conduct the service. The public is invited to attend. marvelously, they said. He readily admits that his life has been one of hard work, and when asked what might be a feasible recipe for other young men and women who desire to live to a ripe old age and good health like he's enjoying, Mr. Parkhlll at once said: "Hard work is the only recipe for o long life, and a healthy life." He recalled that earlier In his life he was in bed at 8 o'clock or at dusk and up at 4 o'clock in the morning, ready to do his multiple duties on his farm. "You've got to have plenty of rest ·when when you've worked hard all day you'll want to rest," he added. When the reporter asked if the hours "4 and 8 might not be reversed," Mr. Parkhlll said: "That's what's wrong with the country today. Too many are only going to bed at 4 when they should be getting up and are awakening at 8 when they should be retiring." The retired citizen has never nsted intoxicating drinks and never used tobacco in any form. "I haven't had much time for play n my younger days so I guess I'li lave to enjoy my leisure now," Mr. Parkhill remarked. Mr. Parkhlll was bom in a lot cabin In Dunbar township, a shop distance from the old Clarissa coke ovens near Vandcrbilt, on February 11, 1843, a son of the late Robert and Kiza M. Parkhill. He was only a boy when the family moved into Ihe vicinity of West Lciscnrlnc In Dunbar township where he remained for a number of years until he purchased n farm on the North Union township of West Leisenring (also known as Bute and Leisenring No 2). Here he farmed until he bccami 70 years of age when he moved to Connellsvillc. On December 30, 1883, Mr. Park hill was united in marriage wit Hattic Long, daughter oi Mr. ant Mrs. James M. Long, who resided on a farm now occupied by the Adam Nicholson farm between Elm Grov and Laurel Hill. The ceremony wa performed at the home of Rev. B. McBride. To the union there wa born a daughter, Eliza Anna, wit of Andrew Lerch, who died In 1920 three years before the death of Mrs, Parkhill. Mr. Parkhill was 40 years of ag when he was married and his wlf was six months older than he. When she became ill and was unable to get around in. the home, Mr. Park hill looked after her and attended tc her every want He is a good cook--he did all of I while Mrs. Parkhill was ill. Then too, he is quite adept at cannln fruits and vegetables and makin jellies and preserves. He does a of his own shopping because he likes $812,000 for Annex To Hospital Asked WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.--Representative DcMuth, Democrat, Pennsylvania, asked Congress to authorize appropriation of $812,000 for a 125-bed addition and n new administrative building at the Veterans Hospital at Aspinwall, Pa. The addition would cost $562,000 and tie administration building $290,000. no as he felt he wasn't in shape to ontlnuc handling his machine In present day trafllc against some ! the drivers that are on the high- ays. Mr. Parkhill was living on his arm in North Union township when c purchased one of the first automobiles that came onto the market, one-cylinder Cadillac. Since then e lias owned a number of more todcrn automobiles. He never was dra'ted for service i the Civil War as his family had rranged with a substitute to serve or him while he remained on the irm. The substitute who took his lace in the army received $800 for is services, Mr. Parkhlll confided. He only voted once and that was or Abraham Lincoln as President of ho United States, Mr. Parkhill said, ddlng that he declined to exercise is franchise since then because of lis religious belief, saying that the Constitution of the United States did ot give due recognition to Jesus Christ. Mr. Parkhill was an active mem- xz of the Covenanter Church on the ffesi Side. It was he and Mrs. Park- illl who built the present brick edifice that may be seen from the sun porch of his home and donated it to he congregation they helped organize. Both were among the mosl aithful members of the church, but Mr. Parkhill has not been attending 'or approximately a year because ol lis slight deafness. Up to that time, lowcvcr, he was very active. Since coming to Connellsvillc Mr 'arkhill built Uvec homes as well as he church. He did more In put ing up his own residence and an other adjoining It than workmen hi employed. He alro had a house In Tlnth street. The church building . Parkhill sold, represented an ex pendlture of approximately $6,000. Mr. Parkhlll, who is believed to be one of the most active men ot the region for his age, has made three trips in recent years to Colorado. "But I've never been on the ocean and I've always wanted to sail li to get outdoors as much as possible If he buys a large quantity ol frul he never lets any of It go to wast as he cans some of it "Every man should know how cook," Mr. Parkhlll remarked, add !· 3 that some would starve of the didn't have restaurants to go when their wives are unable to d It. Undoubtedly at one time he ha the distinction of being the oldes automobile driver in the world a he continued to operate his own motor car until after he hnd passe his 90th birthday anniversary. :933 he still had an operator's II cense but in 1S34 did not apply fo George No Longer Drinks Whiskey White Klbbon Treatment Mad Him Hate Liquor Medicine Glren Secretly White Ribbon Remtdy can be ctve In coflco. tea or milk and hu don much to stop drunkenneu. Ona woman cured · drunkard of 20 yean with en box. The price If ¥2.00 and Is for ule a Clarke Drug Co.--Advertisement FINAL OPPORTUNITY This is the last week during which we will giro 7KKK LICENSE and TITLE with used cars purchased here. Lowest Prices-Finest Cars-Largest Selection 1037 Plymouth Sedan 1086 DcSoto Airflow Sedan 1036 D e S o t o Alrstreum Sedan 1036 Plymouth Sedan 1036 Plymouth Coupe 1035 Plymouth Sedan 1935 Plymouth Coach 1085 Plymouth Coupe 10A5 DeSoto Coupo 1934 Dodge Sedan 1034 Bodge Coupe 1938 Plymouth Sedan 1933 Plymouth Coupe 1033 DeSoto Sedan 1983 Plymouth Sedan 1981 Plymouth Coupe Enany Motor Sales · OH ONE' 202 uncc I was a boy. It's been a long vait but I'm finally going to realize \ cherished dream," he said with a imilc. Mr. Parkhill will leave Connellsville on the night of February 10, nccompanicd by his son-in-law, Andrew Lerch, and the lattcr.'s daugh- er, Anna. They will go to New York City where he will board the cruise ship. He will be the oldest man' to make the voyage but he isn't concerned about that. / He has waited many, many long years for just such a cruise and he sopes to enjoy it. (Reporter's Note:--Mr. Parkhill is a Courier reader and said that he looks forward to it every day with a great deal o£ interest. He invited us back for another interview on his 100th birthday anniversary and we promised to be there). Many 4-H Club Girls Fronr Fayetle (ounly Win Prizes at Show It was learned today that every girl from Fayctte county who exhibited dresses,' made in 4-H clothing club work, in the Pennsylvania Form Show took honors. Doris Adams of the Waltcrsburg club won sweepstakes for a two-piece cotton school dress. Fac Adams, also of Waltersburg club, took second honors on a sleeping outfit consisting of a nightgown and kimono. Third prize went to Isobel Henderson, Connollsvllle, o£ the Trotter 4-H club when she exhibited a two- piece cotton school dress. Another Waltersburg club girl to take honors was Edith Alice Brown, whose yellow organdy party dress placed fourth. Miss Mary E. Anderson, home economics extension representative of Fayette county, is in charge of home economics club work. SCHMELING BIG FAVORITE TO WIN OVER BEN FOORD By United Press. HAMBURG, Germany, Jan. 27.-Former Heavyweight Champion Max Schmcling today was a six-to-onc favorit to beat Ben Foord of South America in their 10-round bout here Sunday. / / ( Many German experts, after seeing Max work out and noticing the fine condition he has remained in since he knocked out Harry Thomas in New York late last year, predicted he would win by a knockout before the eighth round. As the battlers prepared to taper off their rigid training sessions, it became apparent the bout would draw a capacity crowd of 40,000 to the city athletic hall. Seats are available for 25,000 and 15,000 standing room spaces will bring the crowd to 40,000. Patroni/e Home Merchants. Who advertise In The Daily Courier. Low Bidders for New Sanatorium Announced By United Preu. HARRISBUHG, Jan. 27.--Low bidders for contracts for preliminary work on the western State Tuberculosis sanatorium at BuUcr were: General ; construction, Dchamcl Construction Co., Cleveland, O., $54,440. Heating, Harry Dougherty Son, Frecport, $4,884. Plumbing, Weldon Kelly, Pllts- btrch, .6,800. Electrical, Fort Pitt Electric Co., Pittsburgh. 55,104. REDUCE SAFELY Says Noted Authority Go to Clarlcc'j and get m box of Rock- A-Watcr Tablets. Reduce 10 pounds In 11 days Thirty-day treatment only $2.00. and guaranteed to mike you lose tat ·without dietinc.--Advertisement. MARTY --by-- Tjiiwrcnco Galley, Hfllcrest, ConnellsTlIlo HURRYING DOWN TO TEACHING MY GIRL TO DRIVE/ f W H A T * IDEA? ARE "YOU OOINO INTO TO SEE \f I CftH'T G-ET A SPECIAL PRiCC IF t UoY CMC OP THEIR C-OOD Not only do we sell good used cars--but pood NEW cars as well! We are authorized dealers for CHRYSLER and PLYMOUTH cars. Come in and see the new models on display--and learn how easy it is to buy one on easy terms. 1934 Plymouth Coupe 1935 Plymouth Sedan 1932 Plymouth Sedan 1933 Plymouth Coach 1932 Plymouth Coach 1931 Dodfe Coupe 1936 Chrysler Sedan 1938 Chrysler Airflow 1934 BeLuxe Plymouth 2-door Sedan 1937 Chrysler Sedan 1931 Chrysler Sedan 1930 Ford Coupe 1931 Ford Tudor Sedan 1931 Ford Fordor Sedan 1930 Ford Tudor Sedan 1931 Terraplane Coupe CIGLIOTTI'S Including Hurt, Schaftncr Marx and Other Famous Brands $25.00 to $45.00 Values · This Is the Sole Season--Sales to the right of you--Sales to tHe left of yon. But what good Is a sale U the prices, and the merchandise arc not rlghtl That Is why we say A'ALHES GUARANTEED 0. JC, for when yon ichop here you buy national known makes which hare been featured here for years. The savings of 25 to 33 1-3% are worth while--so If you hare not already participated In this event--it will pay yon to drop In. ATTENTION Working Men HOT NEWS Sweet On Overalls Jackets $1.85 and $2.00 Values Entire Stock Men's *1.39 SPECIAL PURCHASE AND SALE 'BOYS' LONG TROUSERS' Sizes 12 to 20. 'YOUNG MEN'S TROUSERS' Sizes 29 to 40. Bennett Trousers UNION MADE $1.95 to $2.95 Values CONNELLSVILLE'S LEADING MEN'S STORE 124 North Pittsburg Street

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