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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 2, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 193S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE FIVB NEWS OF THE COURTS UNIONTOWN, Fob. 2. -- Number I was not called for sentence due to a defendants were sentenced by Judge I death in the family. Harry A. Cottom with the cases be- I Costs of $39.54 and CO days in ing presented to the court by Assist- j county jnil, to be computed from ant .District Attorney Harry W. Byrne in the absence of his superior District Attorney James A. Reilly. Asserting she slashed her uncle with a knife in self-defense after he attacked her with a butcher knife and btruck her on the head with a full ··y milk bottle to climax an argument, Wylean Ncal, Footcdale, elected to pay the costs in the case amounting to $34.50. Judge Cottom, after hearing facts presented by Assistant pibtrict Attorney Byrne and by the defendant, gave tho woman her choice o£ the costs or withdrawing her guilty pica to stand trial at the next court term. -7 However, she related details of the recent trouble in which she was involved. She admitted to slashing her uncle, George Jones, on December 21 in the home of Ira Williams, House 51, Footedale. "He hit me on the head with n full bottle and grabbed a butcher knife," she said. "He had chased me out of the house and then followed mo to Ira Williams' to start all over again. I took the knife out of my pocketbook and cut him. But it was only in self defense." She refused to stand trial and told the court she would rather be sentenced to pay tho costs in order to dispose of the cose. Arrested for an assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery growing out ot a stone-throwing episode in which a woman was severely injured, Jerome Bennett, Edcnborn, was sentenced to pay costs of $45, the sum of $53 to cover medical bills and spend three months in county jail. Bennett was arrested last August 20 on information of Mary Bowen. The woman told the court the defendant had attempted to go through her yard but was stopped by the dog upon which he vented his ~" wrath by a deluge of stones from the road. Mrs. Bowen and her 61-year-old father remonstrated, she said, and Bennett hurled stones at them which tore the awning of the front porch. One rock struck her one the head and she was forced to so to Uniontown Hospital for four days and be treated for two weeks afterwards -necessitating expenditure of $20 for *" doctors and $33 for the hospital, the testified. Interrogated by the court, the defendant admitted having been arrested in both Pittsburgh -- for 50 days-- and Philadelphia, where he served three months for larceny, according to a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pleading guilty to two counts ot date of his incarceration, January 3, was the sentence imposed on Fred Hcnning of High House, arrci.led on a charge of malicious mischief. Henning was charged with breaking n window, valued at $6,60, in the store of J. E. Miller, Smithflold. Joseph Luknar, Redstone township, charged by E. C. Ganoe with pointing firearms last April 20 to which a plea was entered January 24, was sentenced by Judge Cottom to pay costs amounting to $71.87 in his case. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Shcetz, Whitsctt, appeared before Judge Harry A. Cottom, explained they had adjusted their marital differences and were anxious to settle the costs, in the desertion and non-support case they had pending in local courts. "We've Bone back together nnd want to get the costs settled," the husband told the judge with a wide grin to emphasize the new situation was satisfactory. "I congratulate both of you on your good sense in adjusting your difficulties and going back together," said Judge Cottom. The court directed the costs be paid within GO days. "Keep on getting along well and there won't he any more costs to pay," Judge Cottom said as the couple left the courtroom arm in arm. Motions for new trials in new recent civil court cases were filed by Defense Counsel Linn V. Phillips with Prothonotary John J. Brady. New trial i:i sought in the damage suit of Jeanr.ctte Kit?, through her parents, Nicola and Elizabeth Ritz, against J. W. White. Brownsville taxicab company manager. In a verdict returned last week, jurors found for the plaintiffs in awarding Jcannette Ritz the sum of $900 and her parents a total of $200. Motions foir a new trial set forth: that the verdict was against the law and the evidence; that the court erred in not charging the jury that Nicola Ritz and Elizabeth Ritz were not entitled to damages of any kind; that the award to them was excessive and unreasonable; that award to Jcan- Years Only Add to Outwork's Charm stealing L y n c h , motor vehicles Robert 19-year-old EUiottsvillc youth, was sentenced to serve a year in county jail on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently. On his plea to stealing the machine of George Dorogi, valued at $125, the court directed the defendant pay costs of $41.30, a fine of S100 to the county and make restitution to the car owner In the sum of $125. For the theft ol the car of Raymond A. Lillcy, Uniontown, valued at $250, Lynch was ordered to pay costs of $39.40, a fine of $100 and make restitution to the amount ot $200. If fines and costs are paid and owners are reimbursed lor their ·- losses within six months, the court said, the defendant will be paroled for one year. "But, fines or no fines, costs or no costs," said the court "you will have to spend six months In jail." Harry Dawson, York Run, arrested July II, 1937 on charges of assault nnd battery and aggravated assault and battery to which he entered a -- plea January 24, was sentenced to pay costs of $132.2, make restitution in the amount of $220, to cover doctor, hospital and nursing bills, and spend three months in county jail. However, upon payment of costs and restitution, a modification of the sentence will be considered the court said. The case was the outgrowth of an automobile accident -when the defendant's machine struck four- year-old Dorothy Stuck, daughter of James Stuck, prosecutor. In an order Judge Harry A. Cottom set 9:30 o'clock Wednesday, February 9, for a hearing on the petition of county commissioners for privati sale of certain vacant lots situated in Redstone township and unseated land in Luzcrne township. The tract in Luzcrnc township -against which taxes amounting to $159.74 have accrued from 1920 to 1937, inclusive--is bounded by l,-nds of Hamilton Newcomer, H. C. Burton and John E. Wood. -" The unseated lands in Redstone township--involving unpoid taxes totaling $491.95--include lots one nnd two in block 8 of West Penn Land Company's plan of lots known as East Merrittstown, the former located at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Montvicw street; also lots 7 and 8 in block 7 of the same plan. Commissioners, in the petition, set forth they had received an offer of "·· $100 cash for the tracts from Jacob Spanko, Uniontown. Appealing from decision of the workmen's compensation board has been taken by Mrs. Anna Petty, Grindstone, through her counsel, State Senator Anthony Cavalcanto, it was revealed in an action filed with nette Ritz was reasonable a nd excessive and un- out of proportion considering the nature and extent of her physical injury. Allegation the verdict was against the evidence and law was set forth in the motion for a new trial in the suit ot Freeman Thomas, Brandonville, W. Va., against Pennsylvania Railroad Company to recover damages as the result of a collision April 16, 1936 at (he FayetM street crossing. Prothonotary John Brady. The appeal is taken in tha of the plaintiff against W. J. Raincy, Inc., defendant, on an Older of the compensation board handed down January 7. E. A. Gillie, arrested by Trooper H. E. Raiig on a charge of driving while drunk, was ordered to pay costs of S44.50 as assessed by the jury, or give surely to pay same within 10 days. He was ordered committed until the bcntcneo is complied with. The verdict in the cave was rc- ·,, turned last June 11 but toe defendant In the verdict, jurors directed that Thomas, the- plaintiff, receive the sum of $301.75 to cover bills as presented and the sum of $050 as compensation for loss of the middle finger on the left hand, pain and suffering. Charging cruel and barbarous treatment and indignities to person, Edna Crawford. 137 Union street, this city through her counsel. Attorney Joseph J. Bacr, entered suit for divorce against Levl Crawford, Uniontown. The couple was married October 13, 1936 in Oakland, Md. The action sets forth tho Indignities were offered October 16, 1936 and consisted of humiliation, contumely, neglect, disdain, Incivility and insults. The cruelty, by threats and violence, occurred between October 16, 1937 and March 1, 1937, it is alleged. Following several hours deliberation, a jury returned a verdict to Judge H. S. Dumbauld in which a plaintiff against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was awarded $951,75 in liis suit to recover $2,500 damages. The action was brought by Freeman Thomas, Brandonvillc, W. Va., represented by Attorney Wade K. Newell, as the result of an accident April 16, 1936, when the plaintiff's car was badly damaged and himself injured at the Fayette street crossing. Thomas testified he suffered a fractured ankle bone and lost part of the middle finger on the lelt hand when his machine was struck by several railroad cars unloosed from the engine to drift over the crossing. He said the crew's flagman, J. H. Gaskill, had stepped almost in front of his car and that, 'to avoid striking the man, he had stalled the automobile on tile tracks directly in the path of the approaching railroad cars. Gaskill and other members of the company's crew took the stand to testify the motorist had been properly warned but had not stopped the car in sufficient time to avoid the collision on the tracks. In returning the verdict, the jurors stipulated an award of $301.75 to cover bills as presented and an additional $650 as compensation for loss of part of the flnger, pain and suffering. The case, which occupied several days, had been bitterly contested. In an order handed down by Judge W. Russell Carr, Attorney James R. Carroll was appointed to act as master in the divorce proceedings instituted by Bessc Mildred Asklin, through her counsel. Attorney E. D. Brown, against Harry Edward Abk- lin. As the result of a court order handed down, E. S. Tyler, receiver of National Bank of Fayette County, was authorized to accept $4.225 cabhJ fro/n David E. and Nellie R. Bane m ! return for a quit-claim deed to lots . 68, CO and 70 in Murray avenue tiiis · city. Fayotte. county treasury was enriched by $625 as the result of the sale of 25 adding machines confis- ' cated by Stale Police following raidb on "numbers" pool headquarters in Uniontown and Fayette county. | This was revealed in a report made by Attorney W. Brown Higbee to Judge H. S. Dumbauld who handed down an order authorizing the proceeds from the sales to be turned over to County Trcas-uicr Dan Mm- crd. j The machines, stored in the barracks o£ the local State Polica detail, j were much in demand by many persons from over a wide area who desired them for use in legitimate business. Tho confiscated equipment had been regularly appraised by a credited adding machine company representative. Approximately fit) cabe.s h.ive been listed for hearing in domestic relations court now scheduled for Friday, Fcbruniy 4, and Friday. February 11. The heavy list ib due to the fact that no sessions had been held recently t settle marital disputes 11,at ilnd their way into the courts whtie men and women look to the judges for a settlement of their disagreements. Called upon in her capacity ar an accountant to deal with figures running info.thousands of dollars in handling statistics of the county's fiscal affairs. Miss Rebecca "Becky" McDowell proved to have an uncanny ability in her particular line of work. It is Miss McDowell's gigantic duty, around February 1 each year, to furnish commissioners with estimated figures of the county's anticipated revenue as the basib for levying taxes for tho new fiscal year. Such an estimate for 1937 was prepared by Miss McDowell last February 1. Yesterday, the actual revenue for the year was compiled. County commissioners, comparing the estimated figures of their woman accountant, were ama?cd to Ilnd that, with uncanny ability. Miss Mc- DosvcU's statistics on over a million dollars were only $907.81 above- the actual figures 1 of the county's revenue for 1937. "That is- remarkable." commented Commissioners John W. Rankin and Michael Karolcil:. "It doesn't seem possible that anyone could possibly estimate, in advance. Usurer that come so close to the actual statistics." In the general fund, Miss McDowell estimated $013,500. Artuul flgi.rcs proved to bo $612,907.83--a difference ot 5592.17. In the sinking fund, the 'iccount- ant's estimate was $401,087,r0; the actual liRuics, $461,37180. Difference. $315.Gt. For the county'.s total revenue from all funds, Mt^s McDowell's ebtimr.te was $1,105.187.50. Artual receipts amounted to $1,101,270 (9. Difference of $ Ex-Judge Thomas H. Hudson, retiring from the county common pKsis bench January 4, hns announced the opening of offices on tho ;ecomi door of the Blackstonv building for the genera! practice of l.iw. The erstwhile jui ' t ha-, the : .ime suite he occupied before he went on the bench in Di comber, IMS. His library is one of tho be^l in the entire stale, including as it dots, the library used by Sumriine Coi.rl Ju-stice S. Leslie Mcstrezatc, deceased. Judge Hudson's v.iricd experiences in his former oHJcu'i! c.ip.ictty ^s a member ol the common pleas court, where lie tried mrmy cnser. ,md hi* constant *U;dy during nil tbc^c Household Arts by Alice Brook* PATTERN 5' Herc'.s real fascination for you . .. cutwork with charm that grows with the years. Just simple buttonhole stitch that even a beginner can master. No bars to make it difficult and every btep explained. Embroider these doilies in one or varied colors. You'll enjoy your handiwork and find it useful as separate doilies as well as buffet sets. In pattern 5961 you will find a transfer pattern of a doily Ilxl7'/i inches and one and one reverse doily 6x8Vt inches; material requirements; illustrations of all stitches used; color suggestions. To obtain this pattern send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) to The Courier Household Arts Dept., 25-5 W. 14th Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAMU, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. years, are expected to prove very helpful to him in returning to practice law before the bar in this county. On the wall m h:s offices is tne huge mounted fish that had been familiar in the judge's chambers he had occupied in the courthouse. Also, hanging at appropriate points, arc pictures of groups ot lawyers and former judges, taken back as far as 1885 and 1905 at dinners and .social gatherings of the legal lights of the Fayette County Bar. The oftices to be used by Judge Hudson .irti being remodeled and plaiu; c.ill for converting the hu^e. hallw.iy at the front of the second floor into a comfortable reception room for clients. Attorney Charles Lcwcllyn was cleeted president of the county l.iw library committee, succeeding Attorney M. Bowman McDonald v.ho served during 1937, petitioned court Friday morning for an increased appropriation for the library. Judge H.irry A. Cottom, who hc.-rd tho committee president's request, indicated ho will .sign an order inert LS- ing tile appropriation from $1,800 to $5.400 for the current yiar. From this appropriation \z p.iul the. $3,000 .-..ilary of Uiw Librarian William Coring whose ellicieney and ability in his official capacity received the pr.iisc of Attorney Lcwcllyn :nd County Solicitor C. W. M.ittm when the jx?tition was presented ;he court Friday. The balance oj the appropriation will be used for ' continuances"--now volumes of loo!ti placet! on tlio mar- kct which are necessary to complete sets in the library now available to attorneys and judges. Members of the 1938 law Lbrary committee, in addition to President Lcwellyn, are E. Dale Field, who succeeded E. J. McDanie! as secretary- treasurer; E, C. Sloan, Jacob Sherrard and Snmucl Fcigus. Suit to recover an alleged claim of $2,095.04 was entered Friday with Prothonotary John Brady by Squire Beth A. Mmcrd had his wife, Mollie M. Mmcrd, Soutli Union township, against Harry Childs, Gei-man township, administrator of the estate of Alonzo Childs, deceased. The action sets forth the Mmertls entered into n written agreement with Childs on June 6. 1932, whereby they were to feed, clothe and care for the Notes of Farm And Home Prepared by R. fi. Carter, Farm AKcnt: Miss Mary Andcron. Home Economics RcprctcntnUvc. COLOR AND SEX OK RED CHICKS FOUND RELATED With Rhode Ibland Red and New Hampshire baby chicks there is a tendency for borne individuals to have a black spot on the head or black stuping on cither bide of the beak. These black markings arc referred to by geneticists as melanic pigment. The question often arises, "which is the approved color, with or without the mclanic pigment?" T. C. Byerly and J. P. Quinn of the National Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, found ·12.1 per cent ot COS exhibition bred Rhode Island Hods had dark markings. They also observed th,at 84.9 per cent of thebc dark spotted red chicks were females and only 15.1 spotted red Of the non- per cent of the dark chicks were cockerels. spotted chicks 77.8 cockerels and only pullet chicks. per cent were 22.2 per cent Five lots of chicks, shown Rhode Island Red by five different breeders at the 1936 Poultry Industries Exposition in New York, were separated into the spotted and non- spotlcd classes. Sixty-five per cent of the non-spotted red chicks were cockerels and 80 per cent of the spotted reds were females. Five lots of New Hampshire chicks from five different breeders were similarly examined and the same results were secured. These studies showed that the New Hampshire and Rhode Island red chicks with mclanic pigment (black spotting or striping) on their down are likely to be females about seven out ot 10 times. The lighter and non-spotted red chicks arc likely to be cockerels in the same proportions. The New Hampshire observed in this study carried less mclanic pigment than the Rhode Island red chicks. latter during his lifetime and, in return, .is a consideration, were to receive, a cerbun tract of land in South Union township. Youth Arrest* Kotlle Thieve*. NEW BRITAIN'. Conn., Feb. 2.-George Hulten, 14, followed in the footstep. 1 ' of his po!ice"nan-fathcr when he apprehended two youths who were stealing .soda bottles from a Trinity street porch. He turned the culprits over to his father. Mi*. Elizabeth Miller Dl-4il. SOMERSET. Feb. 2.--Mrs. Elua- bcth Walker Miller, widow of Rev. P. U. Miller who died 22 years ago, died Friday at the Church of the Brethren Old Folks Home at Scalp Level. Pinchot Establishes Allegheny Quarters PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2.--As former . Governor GifTord Pmcliot yesterday met co-workers and leaders in his campaign for the Republican nomination for icturn to the office he twice held, opposition lircworks burst 1 · other Republican eirclcs. The Pike county candidate established headquarters in n Pittsburgh hotel yesterday and with his campaign manager, P. S. Stahlncckpr, met hundicds of new and old allies from the 18 Western Pennsylvania counties. He reportedly sounded out" conditions and laid the groundwork for the. coming primary contest with Superior Court Judge ' Arthur H.- James, hia opponent. through a cutter as it is thrashed mnke the straw mow hold twice as much and provides a straw which will absorb twice as much liquid. Manure should be spread promptly. When left in piles in the barnyard or field the manure loses a large part of the soluble plant food through leaching, especially if under the drip of leaves. The sooner it is spread the better. Even on slopes there is not much run-off loss from manure spread on sod. It the manure cannot be spread daily, make outside piles as small and high as possible with flat and perpendicular sides and keep the manure tramped solid. 'A manure pit with tight bottom and roof will s-on save its cost. Storing in a covered barnyard involves little loss. PROPER HANDLI.VG SAVES LOSSES OF FARM MANURE Manure is a valuable farm byproduct even though rot sold for cash. In terms of crop increase manure .should be worth at least $2 a ton. Twenty head of livestock will produce 200 tons of mnnuie a year worth S400. The way it is handled and used may make the value vary from $1.50 to S3 a ton. Liquid manure contains about half of the nitrogen and three- fourths of the potash. This is the soluble, immediately available part and consequently the most valuable portion. Tight floors in stables and man restorages will prevent loss of the liquid. The only practical way to get it on the land is soaked up in bedding. Cut or shredded fodder is one of the best absorbents and mnkcs fine mnnurc. Running strnw PLAT SUITS SHOULD ALWAYS BE WORN The first consideration in winter play outfits is warmth, according to extension clothing specialists of tho Pennsylvania State College- This docs not mean that heavy fabrics are required. Some of the heaviest are not warm at all, and some of the warmest outfits are surprisingly lightweight. Good |lny suit fabrics are flexible and pliable enough not to interfere with the movement of the child. Wool fabrics arc the most satisfactory from the standpoint of warmth. Mint IHulc Klchs Off. WALSEXBURG, Colo., Feb. 2.-Paul Martinez has decided to "drive". his mule from a different vantage point after being kicked in the face. Martinez was driving the mule in the Maitland mino when the mule balked and "let fly" with both feet. "Glad I'm Alive!".. u ia pleasant if yea are feeling xood Mid "peppy." That's what Dr. I'lcrce'a Golden Medical Discorery did for me. It jraxe toe a better appetite, increased the flow of icia- trie juice and Uios im* Droved my digestion. It'a tome that helps build : yoa op." It relieves stora- " upsets doe to exec** aaditr and 700 fed better Buy now ai any drus ·totvw It's a friendly glow . . . that lighted Chesterfield.' It brings pleasure and comfort to men wherever they are. That refreshing Chesterfield mildness.,. that ap- petising Chesterfield taste and aroma . . . makes a man glad he smokes. ... they light the way to MORE PLEASURE

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