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PAGE TWENTY THE DAILY COURIER, CONNET.'LSVII^'E, PJC. FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1938. Confluence Minerj Hurt Nine Years Ago, Sleeps Only One Hour Every Day ffi- CONFLUENCE, Jan. 28.--The almost unbelievable stories 'that are brought to light by the originators oÂ£ "Riplcy's Believe It Or Not", and the various other forms of "Strange Â·As It Seems," have nothing on Somerset county, for a slory as strange as any of those publicized has attached itself to one Jacob Bluebaugh oÂ£ Confluence, a one time miner ot that district. - ' About nine years ago Mr, Bluebaugh was injured in a mine accident that left him with a serious-back injury and partial paralysis. Since that-time he claims-that, though he has almost wholly recovered from the-accident, he has not-slept-more Â· than one hour in twenty-four. Â· -Doctors have examined him on numerous occasions to determine the exact cause for his exaggerated case ot insomnia, and have _come to the conclusion that for some uncxplain- able reason the vertabrae and nerve centers of-his^back are so affected as to prevent- the - total- relaxation that comes_wilh sleep. -Mr.- -Bluebaugh Â· is surprisingly "spry and active" for his age and his eyes arc-bright and sharp. He says he-feels ^better than if he slept the Â·normal-eight hours a night of the average roan. The one hour that he sleeps-keeps-him young, he-vows smilingly in spite of everything. Popularity Queen Molly Grounds . . . college qnecn When students nt Mills college, Oakland, Cat, selected the senior queen In a popularity contest they reached out across the sea to pick Molly Grounds, above, who comei from Honolulu. MRS. KEIRSTED " LOST 25 POUNDS :; IN WORKHOUSE tJNIONTOWN, Jan. 28.--Despite loss of 25 pounds since she was removed to Allegheny workhouse to begin a term ol two to four years Frances S. Keisted, convicted woman tax collector, retains nil the unbeaten qualities that mark her-long flcht-in Jocal_ courts on charges o tax "embezzlement.- ~--. ~. " _" ~Thc~-woman,~kind~and.- courteous as'-'alwaysr-evidenced keen-pleasure at being-BacKIn~ Fayette counTy-'jai iyh"ere~the "foocTis'much'beWcr an the discipline not-so strict" as tha in the workhouse where she has been a prisoner since last October 5. "I'm "willing to "do anything tha I "can-to straighten out the difflcul lies,'-'---6he said,-"referring" -to th pending hearing when she -will bi the -"star witness" in the suit of thi state against The American Surety Company, her bondsman, in whicl the coinpany'is being pressed for payment of alleged shortages on Mrs Kcirsted's tax duplicates. "The food in the workhouse look: delicious but, somehow, it jus doesn't agree with me," she said "and I was terribly ill for a numbe: of weeks." The matrons in that institution she said, are "intelligent and broad minded and try to make everything as pleasant as possible for us." The workhouse schedule is rigorous. Mrs. Kcirsted said. Persons are up at 6:30, breakfast at 7 and, one-half hour later, are in the sewing room where they occupy their time until 11:30 when dinner if served. rFrom l.to 3:30 each afternoon, they again art: engaged at their various tasks in the sewing room. "We are locked in the dormitories shortly after we eat tho evening meal at 3:30 and must remain there until 6:30 the next morning," she said. "We" can't get any fruit between times and it's the lack of these little delicacies that make it plenty tough on those -who just-can't go the" workhouse food." In preparing meals" in the workhouse, Mrs. Keirsted said, the "loo'ds are steamed" and. the cooks "must use some kind of oil" that "jusl knocks the appetites." --"For the first Â· several - weeks, I vomited continuously," she declared. "And I suppose that would account for the loss of some of my weight. "All prisoners are treated alike, regardless of the offenses for which they have-been imprisoned. Everyone uses the same rooms. There is no escape from association with the worst of them and the' sole 'thing is adapting one's self to the environment," Dies in Chair Meyersdale ,MEYERSDAUE, Jan. 28. -- Tho monthly meeting of the Meyersdal Garden Club was held Wednesday with an all-dny meeting in Amity Hall. There were 45 members an n few friends present. At noon a covered-dish dinner was served, th foundation being sauerkraut, pork and mashed potatoes. The ladle spent the day in making flowers fo the flower pageant to be held in February. The president, Mrs. Floyd Keef or, held a short business mcctin and Mrs. Robert Cook was elected corresponding secretary in place o Miss Lydia Glcssner, who reslgnc* to take a position in Confluence with the Ringer Independent Oil Com pany. At this time Miss Kathryn Hortzler, who served as county horn economic teacher, nnd who is leavin, next month for Peru, wa5 presentee with a beautiful gift. Her succcsso is Miss Marion Barbcy, who also was present. The committee in charge o the affair was Mrs. Joseph Slaglc, Mrs. James Hammel, Mrs. Thomas A. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R. J. SCOTT fk.WA.-TE. WER.E. IK E(4^IAND IK-rflE -Tl M E. oF SHAR1E5 3C, 1KN REE.PER.Sf AND MOROCCO Â£oXtlER.S OH Â· MQR.OCCAK . 'IHE. McKenrie, Mrs. Eugene Roscnber and Miss Margaret Weber. At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Somerset County Fair Association the followinc officers were elected: S. S. Ricknrd, president; Cyrus Bird, first vice-prciident; A. O. Lorentz, second vice-president; William A. Allshousc, secretary, and L. D. Peck, trensurcr. Mrs. Snnto Lucente was hostess Tuesday evening when she entertained the members of the Dciscl Club at her home in Center street. Mrs. Mollic McCartney nnd Miss Bernlcc Stnrk of Fnrmington arc visiting their sister, Mrs. J. E. McCartney. Mrs. Eugene Nauglc and Mrs. J. E. McCartney left today for Huntingdon, for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. Mrs. Alice Saylor and daughter. Miss Marion, spent Tuesday visiting in Cumberland. Patronizo those who advertise. News of Tri-Town Community DAWSON, Jan. 28.--Peggy Ann Funk of Connellsvillc, little IWe- ycar-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson of Vandcrbilt, had her arm caught in the wringer of the electric washer. Injuring the arm to the elbow. The seriousness ol the injury ii not yet known. Mr. nnd Mr*. Paul K. Collins of Vjmderbilt were Sunday cucits of Mrs. Clara Baker of Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. George Malisky and Mr. nnd Mrs. E. M. Addis of Van- derbUt were Pittsburgh visitors on Sunday. Mrs. Ken H. Collins and daughter, Vivian Yvonne, of Laughlin street were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hixcnbaugh of Perryopolis. Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Black of Liberty were buslneis callers in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. James Dawsan Exonerated. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 28.--James Dawson, brother of former Orphans Court Judge John W. Dawson, was exonerated of all charges preferred against him ns the outgrowth of an Miss Esther Bcntty was leader of j automobile accident on Route 51 last the Kpworth Lcriguc service on Sun- Octboer 9 by a jury that sat a week day evening. Thu topic was "Tuning j Action luid been brought by Michael In and Tuning Out." Mr*. Oscar Merrill of Rockwood la visiting her niece, Mrs. Frank Blnck, of Liberty. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Winterhalter. P. and Marie McDonough to secure $16,000 damages but the jury found for the defendant. Patronize thosÂ» who advertise. Â· - Sin. MarleJForter :-- -,~ Â« Â» .~ pay* det2i~ penally First woman to dlÂ« in"the electric" ' Â«-hati- j Ulinoit Hlitory, Mr. Marl* Porter went to her death in loothera Illinois prison fit Chester" ~ along with the man the stole alleged ahe hired to kill her brother In an insurance plot. Â· The ac- Â· . complice was Angelo Glancola. Gov. Henry Homer refused to in- - tÂ«n-ene. Jtrs. Porter, 3T, leaves tour daushters. reason . I find they give me more pleasure than any cigarette I ever smoked. And if a man isn't getting pleasure from his cigarette he might as well quit smoking. Chesterfields are milder .. . they've got a taste that smokers like . . . they have ^everything to give a man MORE PLEASURE. Weekly Radio Features " LAWRENCE TIBBETT ANDRE KOSTELANETZ PAW. WurrafAN DEEMS TAYLOR PAUL DOUGLAS WPA USES MEN TRAINED BY RED CROSS AS FIRST LINE ACCIDENT DEFENSE a / Mad Man's Plot? Rolfo M. Forayth . . . died trying 1 to bomb ship Unrequited love I* blamed for Rolfa M. Forsyte's mad and fatal attempt to blow up the Japanese motorahlp Hlye Maru at her moorings in Seattlo harbor. Intimate* of the former student and faculty member at tho University of British Columbia, at Vancouver, B. C., declared he hod developed a decidedly erratic streak since breaking of his engagement to a socially-prominent Vancouver girl. They were unanimous in their belief that he concocted his scheme of a "one-man" war against Japan In the hope of amassing riches that would enable him to return to the station of life he once enjoyed. Forayth was drowned vrhtte trying to blow up the liner. Coffin Used as Bed. DARWIN, Australia, Jon. 28.--Ig- nalc Iglasium died here at the age of 30 after keeping a hand-carved coffin ready for himself for the past 30 years. For many years he slept in ,hc coffln but for some years past had preferred a bed. Special to The Courier. JNIONTOWN,Jan.28--The Works Progress Administration's first line ot defense against injuries to its em- ployes in Area 16 is an army of about 1,600 project workers who have qualified under the Hed Cross to administer first aid. There is at least one holder ot a Red Cross certificate employed on each of the manual or laboring WPA projects in Faycttc, Washington and Greene counties, according to Lyell L. Buttermore, area WPA manager. Some of the larger projects have dozens of men proficient at tending minor hurts. Instructions in the standard course in industrial first aid have been supplied free of charge by accredited American Red Cross and WPA instructors. In addition to those who now hold certificates, others arc attending classes and are expected to be awarded certificates soon, Mr. Buttermore said. The course includes instructions in the primary treatment of shock, hemorrhage, cuts and bruises, and proper methods of resuscitation from gas fumes and bandaging fractures, etc. A standard first aid kit is supplied to all WPA projects by the WPA. Attendance at the classes is entirely voluntary, Mr. Buttermore said. Possession of a Red Cross certificate in no way alters the WPA employe's status. He is expected to put his knowledge to use in the event of mishap on the job, and receives no higher pay for such work. Classes must be attended only after regular working hours. Participation ot the WPA in the classes is supervised- by William Lewellen, Jr., the district safety director. In addition to assisting in maintenance of safety on manual projects, the certificate-holders also stand ready to apply first aid, to women who may incur injuries in the WPA sewing rooms throughout the tri-counties area. Use Our Classified Ads. They bring results. Cost is small. Special Purchase and Sale! SPRING DRESSES for COLOR DAY Originally J5.SS Sellers We made a fortunate purchase ol 300 new spring dresses at an exceptional price . . . and are passing this saving on to you! Clever new one-piece frocks with all the .new style details that 1938 offers in such popular shades as Powder Blue, Aqua, Rust, Gold, Cherry, Beige and Navy. for Misses for Women for Large Women an ORT F U R R E D To $14.95 Values $22.5Â© Values .. d To $35.OO Values .. Plaid backs, fleeces and luxuriously furred dress coats in; the season's favorite styles drastically reduced for a quick celar-away. Select one for wear right now or put It away for next Winter's use. Plenty of rust, green, beige and black. AH sizes. HOLLYWOOD 3JJO So. Pittsburg: Street. Phone 1570.