The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1938 · Page 7
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 28, 1938
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1938. DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. PAGE SEVEN NEWS OF THE COURTS UNIONTOWN, Jan. 28.--Two bus-® bands from the Conncllsville area, I through their counsel, Attorney Sam-1 uel D. Braemer, charge cruel and barbarous treatment and Indignities to person in divorce actions filed with Prothonotary John Brady. One couple had been married 3V years In December. Clarence William Gerhardt, 227 Queen street, Connellsville, is seeking a divorce from Stacie Dove Gerhardt, 311 East Green street, that city, whom he married August 31, 1935, following an elopement to Cumberland, Md. Richard Kerns, Springfield township, filed suit for divorce from Dora E. Kerns, Pleasant Hill, Connellsvjlle R. D. 1, whom he mnrricd 37 years ago, December 23, 1900, in Saltlick township. ' Petition for n new trial in the action of Caroline Walk against Charles B. and Mae Cosebolt was filed with Prothonotary John Brady by Attor- ' ney E. J. McDamel, counsel for the defendants. The case was heard last week in civil court when a jury found for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,027. The petition for a new trial Is based on claims the verdict was against the law and the evidence, that the court erred in refusing defendants' motion for a compulsory non-suit, that the court erred in permitting jury to pass upon legality ol certain loans outlawed by the statute of limitations. Large numbers of persons wishing to evade consequences of the treasurer's sale, scheduled for Monday, April 4, have appeared in the office of Treasurer Dan Mincrd within the last several days to pay delinquent taxes approximating $5,000. Damages totaling $1,100 were allowed the plaintiffs by the jury returning a verdict before Judge H. S. Dumbauld in the $25,000 suit brought by Jcannctte Bitz and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ritz, East Main street, against J. W. White, Brownsville taxicab company operator. In returning its findings, the jury stipulated $200 for the parents and $900 for the daughter. The action was the outgrowth of an automobile accident which occurred near the old State Police barracks on Route 40 ·west, when Miss Ritz \vas seriously injured, necessitating considerable medical attention. 1 Three verdicts were filed against Albert E. Langlcy and Evelyn L Crago, administrators of the estate of John S. Langley, deceased, following agreement between opposlnj counsel. Attorneys E. H. Bane anc Joseph J. Baer. In the iirst suit against the defendants, the finding was to the amount of $1,200, with interest from October 1, 1931, in sum of $454.80 for a total of $1,654.80, returned for Samuel H. Moore, for use of Fayette Title and Trust Company merged with National Bank of Fayette County, now in hands of receiver, E. S Tyler. In the second action the verdlcl favored A. E. Langley, for use of Fayette Title and Trust merged with National Bank of Fayette County, now In hands of E. S. Tyler, receiver in the amount of $650, plus ?2435 interest from"* October 1, 1931, for a total of $896.35. The third suit, In -which the plaintiff was Fayette Title and Trust merged with National Bank of Fayette County, now in hands of. E S Tyler, receiver, the verdict was for a total of $1,192.70--including the sum of $1,300 and interest from October 1 1931, amounting to $492.70. Efforts to secure release of Mrs Bess McMillen from Allegheny county workhouse were revealed In a petition prepared by Defense Counse H. Vance Cottom which was ordered filed by Judge H. S. Dumbauld. No date was -set for a hearing on the motion. The woman was sentenced, las! October 5 to a term in the workhouse by Judge Dumbauld following her conviction on charges of maln- taing and operating disorderly houses preferred by State Police as subsequent developments to two raids-one on a house in Church street and another at Bethelboro. The petition sets forth the defendant's aged mother is in ill health one will not recover, that she is in dire financial straits and unable to pay lor attendants to look after her and In English Jail James Hynes (above), 53-year-old Now Yorker, was sentenced to 12 years penal servitude in London's Old Bailey for the robbery of money and jewels worth more than ?78,000.. He entered the homo of His. Milli-j cent Heskoth-Wright in swank Parki Lane, and at pistol point escaped, with the loot. (Central Preti)' iry 23, 1930, '.he plaintiil, Kormuth,! oancd $10,000 to the decendent--as evidenced by a judgment note--to be ipplied in payment of Matyus' debts o the Merchants and Miners State Bank and the Fayette Title and Trust tompany, both of which 'ater merged vith the National Bank of f'aycttc County. Matyus, on January 23, 1931, paid he sum ol $1,000 to Kormulh to be applied as a credit on the note. The alter, alter repeated requests, was finally induced to make the proper credit--July 7, 1031--on the note in :he office of the prothonotaiy. Through an accident and a mutual mistake of both Kormuth and Matyus, the writing to which Kormuth affixed his signature was not a credit of $1,000 but was a satisfaction in full of the $18,000 judgment. Later, the error was discovered and a second judgment note was picpared in the amount of $15,000, solely to secure payment of the unpaid balance. The second note, however, by its date, became secondary to a lien of the bank. Judge Cottom, in his opinion, decreed the satisfaction of July 7, 1931, on the judgment in the prothonotary's ofllce be stricken off, the lien of the judgment reinstated as of its original date and a credit of $1,000 allowed the defendants on the Judgment ns of January 23, 1931, with the defcnd- rnts to pay the costs of the proceedings. Suit, to recover $015, was entered with Prothonotary John Brady by the First National Bank of Scottd.iie against George Sherrick and Ralph D. asks the court's leniency in releasing Mrs. McMillen to look after the ailing woman. Another ramification in the suit against the American Surety Company, bondsman for Mrs. Frances S Kcirsted, convicted woman tax collector, appeared when County Controller Albert Montgomery filed a petition denying any responsibility for records compiled in* his oQlcc prior to beginning of his administration, January 5, 1936. The controller has been notified to appear in court next Monday at the hearing when testimony will bo reopened in the action to permit Mrs Keirstcd to testify relative to accounts on her "missing" 1934 tax duplicate. The answer, filed by Montgomery asks: "That the court require full proo: of all allegations set forth in the petition of the American Surety Company so that controller's office may have facts complete as it affects the office of county commissioners, the county treasurer and controller, so that the controller's office may roficc the true and correct transactions affecting fiscal affairs of Fayette county." The action also sets forth tha Controller Montgomery "is advised believes and avers allegations se forth in the petition effect the administration of the office of county controller prior to his assuming his ofllce and, therefore, neither denies nor admits certain charges in the petition." Judge H. S. Dumbauld ordered thi controller's answer filed with Pro- thonotary John Brady. A $15,000 mistake was rectified in the office of Prothonotary John Brady with the filing by Judge Harry A Cottom of findings of fact, conclusions of law and a degree in the case in which a mutual error on the par of the principals involved had com pletely satisfied a $16,000 judg-nen note instead of recording only a $1,. 000 credit The decree was banded down ra the action of Stephen and Anna Kormuth Grays Landing, plaintiffs, against th defendants, Hcrmia Matyus, Saraflne Matyus Pcnnacchine, Anthony Pen- nacchinc, Lucy Matyus Cavalcante Joseph Cavalcante and Mary Matyus Francis August Matyus and William Matyus, individually and as admin istrator of estate of Frank Matyus deceased, and Frank J. McFarland receiver of National Bank of Fiiycttc County. Frank Matyus, a resident of McClellandtown, died May 15, 1932 leaving the other defendants in thi suit as his heirs. The action set forth that on Janu- Six Men on Their Way to Die During a rest period In the detention room of tho South Carotins prison ibreak trial at Columbia, S. C., these six men, who bad-taken part in tho ·break in which Capt Olin Sanders, warden, was fatally (tabbed, faced the camera, probably for the last time. All arc doomed to die. Left to right, 'top, they arc William B. Woods, who admitted he was tho brains of th« iescap«; Roy SutUes, 28, and J. V. Bair, 27. Bottom, Herbert Moorman, M, Detroit, Mich.; Clayton Crans, 28, Rochuter, N. Y , and George WinganJ,22. (CintralPreti) SOUTH BEND, Ind, Jan. 28.--It cost Mary Ellen Putz, a clerk, 33 cents to pay her Indiana gross Income tax of one penny. There was 25 cents for a notary tec, five cents for a money order and three cents for a stamp. The tax is one per cent of gross Incomes in excess of $1,000. COSTS CLERK 33 CENTS TO PAY, PENNY INCOME TAX Sherrick, administrators of the estate of S. D. Sherriek, deceased, who wns co-obligor with Ralph D. Sherrleb. The action was filed to secure payment o£ an obligation which the decedent, who died March 12, 1937, i-nd Ralph Sherrick signed and delivered to the bank January 11, 1837.1 In a verdict returned jurors found damages for two plaintiffs against the County of Fayette. Miss Anna M. Hague was awarded $616.67 rnd Florence A. Stewart the sum of $308,33 for a total of $025 for damages to property on New Geneva road as a result of highway improvements. Bear Run BEAR RUN, Jan. 28.--Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eichcr and daughters, Lois and Mac, and Mrs. Ray Foster of Mill Run visited Miss Lydia Friend Sunday. Miss Virginia Ruth Friend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde F.iond, who underwent a mastoid operation at the Conncllsvlllo Hospital last Monday is getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Friend of Connellsville visited Mrs Rebecca Tissue and Miss Lydia Friend Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Skinner and Miss Violet Mason were in Connellsville Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Scarlett and sons, David and Jimmy, and Frank Stark were in Connellsville Tuesday. Mr, and Mts. Howard Treacher were in Uniontown Tuesday. Mr. ind Mrs. George Skinner rnd daughter, Esther, of Mill Run visited Mrs. M. C. Skinner on Sunday. Miss Violet Mason, accompanied by her brother, Robert, of Kcntuck, visited their father, William Mason, who is a patient In the Unlonlown Hospital with a broken leg. on Sunday. Mrs. James Reed ol Birmingham, Ala., Is visiting her brother mid sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scarlett. Miss Margaret Scarlett, who has been ill for the last two weeks, had an ear lanced. Mrs. Kenneth McClintodc and daughter, Evelyn, and Miss Audrey McNair were at Ohiopyle Sunday. Mrs. J. W. Miller and children, Acle, Paul and Margaret, visited Mrs. Mary Fike at Uniontown, Saturday. Teacher Ordered Reinstated. CLEARFIELD, Jan. 27--Fred Korman of Smlthmlll, a teacher dismissed on charges ot tncompetency, was ordered reinstated by Judge W. Wallace Smith in Clcorflcld county's first teacher tenure act hearing. Crochet Works Magic With String Household Arts by Alice Brooks esc Filet Crochet ' Doilies Moke Good Leisure TimeWork PATTERN 6022 Pond lilies surrounded by a dainty open mesh lend a tasteful note to these filet doilies crocheted in string. Make a buffet set, a whole set for luncheons or use them as single doilies to add a dainty touch about the house. Leisure hours are pleasantly spent when your fingers fly through these easy stitches. In pattern 8022 you will find instructions and charts for making an oblong doily 18x24 inches and round ones 12 inches In diameter when done In string; an Illustration of them and of all stitches used; material requirements. To obtain this pattern send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) :o The Courier Household Arts Dcpt., 259 W. 14th Street, NOIV York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. Our Becord Breaking Brent. This Is the sale of gales ... tlie opportunity to bring 1 now charm and beauty and comfort Into your homo nt ivorth iJiHe savings. TV'o Inilte yon to visit onr store and Inspect the marvelous values In line furniture. 2-Plcce thing Boom Suites, $79.50 You'll be amazed at what we have done to prices on living room suites for this sale! Suites of fine quality, with luxurious inncrspring construction, etc, Cricket Chairs $4.95 It's quaint and attractive ... for t h e bedroom. Frame of mnple with chintz covering. Special. Modern Bedroom Suites, 3-Piece Discriminating home-makers will find Just the suite to please their taste (and their poeketbook) In this sale that Is bound to shatter all business records. Suites of matchless charm and beauty. Now's Your Chance to Buy a Radio At Very Little Cost! Come in tomorrow. Out they go. Trade-In models-Philco, Atwater-Kent, Silvertone . . . $ $ 4-Poster Bed, Coif Spring, Mattress and Chest Hero Is the foundation for a smart comfortablo bedroom, and the price doesn't indicate the value. Walnut or maple finishes. The mattress Is comfortable cotton construction, the spring strongly made. Occasional Chair '4.95 No matter what Mnd of a cnatr you want, you can save substantially if you buy during this salel Eight-Piece Dining Room Suites , Another typical suite value featured in this great sale. Imagine . . . a 8-piece dining room suite at this low price. BEDS and BEDDING Simmons Metal Bed, Walnut color . ... -- ,, All-Cotton Mattress, full or twin sue . ,,. ,,. Studio Couches. Open into full size bod . . Simmons All-Felt Mattress with edge _. «J1Z.«/D Bed Pillows, large fluffy d»o pillows, a pair tpJ. Rugs and Floor Covering Our Rug Department represented in BIG way in, the marvelous sale values. Now, surely, Is the time to add those new rugs.. The savings will astuond you. 9x1 2 WILTON RUGS Firmly woven rugs of unusual beauty and quality when you consider the sensational low price. Choice of JJ.f O fr/1 colorful, fashionable patterns ____ ipTMuUv 9x12 AXM1NSTER RUGS Rich, high-pile rugs certainly worth far more than the price quoted. They, ore luxuriously woven and are the products of a leading American EQO CA rug .factory _________ _______ __ tpOO«OU 9x12 CHENILLE RUGS A group of these splendid wearing rugs, in a wide choice o£ now patterns and colors at a real saving! Make your selection early! Felt Bnso Rugs, $3.50 Beautifully bordered rugs. Durable quality. 6x0 size. Oval Scatter Rugs, $1.00 Quality rugs in a rich array of colors. Tile and Floral Felt Base An interesting choice of gayly-hued patterns for every room. A splendid sole special. Square yard ... _____ _____ A Modern Cabinet · For Yonr Kitchen Priced from First aid to easier and more pleasant kitchen vrork. Save hours of time , . . save miles of steps. Indirect Junior I.UIIIP WHh Colorful Slmdc. A Kenl Buy! Odd Shades 89c Inner-Spring Mattresses A most fortunate special purchase just in time for this sale. You never dreamed such good quality mattresses could be priced so sensationally low. Three-Piece Mohair Suite $119.50 Choose your new living room suite now ... take ad- vantige without delay of the prevmilng LOW prices . . . avoid later disappointment.

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