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ID ^ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PAGE THREE ONLY ONE "BOY IN BLUE" / MAY COMPRISE G. A. R. POST NEW York, Feb. 4.--One man, a single lonely old soldier, can now constitute a chapter oÂ£ the Grand Army of the Republic, so rapidly is time thinning the ranks of the "Boys in Blue." A new rule reducing from five to one the number of members required for a unit was promulgated yesterday by G. A. R. National Commander Overton H. Mennet, of Los Angeles. While announcing that the original 2,500,000 Union soldiers in the Civil War have dwindled to 6,000 and arc dying at the rate of 150 a month, the 92-year-old veteran indicated his comrades still can be belligerent. He said the proposed reunion of the Blue and Gray at Gettysburg, Pa., this summer on the 75th anniversary of the decisive battle there may be scuttled because the Pennsylvania commission arranging the event will not give assurance that the Confederate flags will be left at home. DeCorrevont Will Enter Northwestern College Next Year By United Prca. CHICAGO, Feb. 4--Bill DeCorre- vont announced today in a brief, unprecedented interview that Northwestern will get America's wonder schoolboy of the gridiron. While newsmen crowded around the sandy-haired football star who received as much nationwide publicity as any college player in the country last season, DeCorrevont settled a dozen rumors over his choice of schools with a short announcement scribbled in pencil. "Take some of the pressure oft this, will you boys?" he laughed as he passed around the slip of paper. "My folks have always lived here and I wanted to go to school near home," he said. "I was lucky to play on a good high school team and some of the boys have chosen Northwestern. Naturally, I want to be with them. "I know I can get a good education at Northwestern and I always wanted to play in the Big Ten." Somerset County Farm, Home Institute On February 16,17 SOMERSET, Feb. 4.--Somerset county's sixth annual farm and home institute will be held in the Somerset County Home and Hospital on Wednesday and Thursday, February 16 and 17, with morning and afternoon sessions. There will also be a night meeting on February 17 nt 8 o'clock. There will be speakers from Pennsylvania State College for the two- day institute. Everson EVERSON, Feb. -f.--V i n c e n t O'Donnell has returned home after spending several weeks at the Veter- .ans Hospital at Aspinvrall. He is somewhat improved. Miss Stella Wolak, a patient at Frick Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, for the past two weeks, has returned to her Graft street home where she is convalescing, after an operation. Mrs. William Conroy of Pittsburgh, S. P. Stevens ot Mount Pleasant and Mrs. Harry Soisson of Connellsville attended the funeral ot their mother, Mrs. Mary Lane, who was buried Tuesday morning. James Jones is reported to be in a critical condition with a heart ailment. He was taken to Veterans Hospital 'last week. . Albert Felix of Johnstown, Mrs. Cecilia Zolvercner of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Stella Chcrnock of Cleveland, Ohio, attended the funeral of their brother, John T. Felix, who died in New York and was brought here for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rcmaley and daughter were recent visitors among friends at Mount Pleasant. Nazi Shakeup? Gen. \Vcnwr von Blomberg ... In Nazi disfavor? According to reports, General Werner von Blombcrff, Germany's minister of war, la on the way out. It is also rumored that a drastic shakeup in Fuehrer Hitler's cabinet will take place. Pressure against General Blomberg, honeymooning with his second wife, Is said to be increasing throughout the army command. --Central Pr*Â« 106 Westmoreland Properties Are Put On Block by HOLC GREENSBURG, Feb. 4. -- The Home Owners Loan Corporation has had 10G Westmoreland county- properties practically all homes, so'.d on the auction block since it began to "crack down" on those who were unable to keep up their loan pnyment.1, a check of Sheriff James M. Keating's records today revealed. Six more county homes are scheduled to be sold at sheriff's sate next Friday at the. suit ot the HOLC. Most of the propcrti-M sold to dote have been bought in by the HOLC and that Federal agency has become one: of Westmoreland county's largest landlords and real estate holders. The HOLC is collecting rent from a great many of the homes it is holding, bui in no case are people whose homes were sold acceptable as tenants. The owners must seek quarters elsewhere after Jheir homes arc sold on the auction block. To date the HOLC has not hod ve;.*y much success in selling the ho.ncs, and some say that the reason is that the prices asked .ire too high. A local real estate .Irm. which is trying to unload HOLC properties in the Grecnsburg district, has 14 homes listed for sale. Seven of them -sre earning rent income, and seven arc listed as vacant. The firm, to date, has sold no HOLC properties. The 106 homes listed by Sheriff Keating as sold represent an investment on the part of HOLC of $394,104. The Federal agency spent SV 782 as expenses for the foreclosure and sales on the 106 properties. About 55,000 of that amount went to attorneys in commissions for handling details, $1,272 in sheriff office fees, S318 in attorney docket fees, and $291 in prothonotary fees. The HOLC has had no properties autctioncd in this county since last November 5 and the small number listed for the sheriff's sale next Friday indicates that the Federal agency might be slowing down its foreclosure activities because of the Roosevelt recession. Two Convicts Escape. BELLEFONTE, Feb. 4.--Two Washington county convicts, a white man and a Negro, escaped from the Rockview Penitentiary, near here, early today. Lawrence Week, 24, serving three to six years, and Moses Terrell, 24, Negro, sentenced from one to two years, were the escapees. Somerset High Triumphs. Somerset came through with a decisive drive to defeat Berlin, 31 to 17. CLEARANCE of Shoes You Know! S4 to $5 Modern Miss Sport and Street Shoes . . . Brown, Black or Green. Fine for School. $1.95 $5.50 and S6 Modern Miss and Natural Bridge Tics, Straps and Pumps. MISSES' CHILDREN'S SCHOOL DBESS SHOES 5 to 8, Sale Price 51.00 Sy* to 11, Sale Price $1.65 11J4 to 3, Sale Price 51.95 Xortb PlUsburg Street I We're dolntr prcnl tilings tills February. C a r l o n d purchases lirouphl a tremendous savlne which we're passim; directly on (o yon. ('ante In tomorron and soc the rrmnrknhln values that nwnlt yon! Savings of 15% to 40% on Furniture, Rugs and Ranges of the Better Kind! KROEHLER High Grade Velour Cover! Only special carload purchases could bring you such value as this! Made by Kroehler, world's largest manufacturer of upholstered furniture, a suite with hidden construction qualities not found in other living room suites at any way near "the same low price. Smart innerspring sofa and chair covered in lovely jacquard veloiir at a big February saving. Mahogany Finish 9 Grand Pieces Honestly built and tastefully styled in a Duncan Phyfe adaptation. See It on our floors, noting the rich hand-rubbed Mahogany finish, the smartly upholstered chairs, and above .ill--the unusually low price! Included are the buffet, china, extension table, host chair and 5 side chairs. First Time Shown! Gas Range Regularly $119.50 You cook more easily ... In i more beautiful kilchcn with Mafic Chef. Save in the February Sale! Rich Maple Finish Kneehole Desk Now is your opportunity to save on the dosk you've wanted! Fine for the student! each Fine quality, grand performance. Finished in ivory and golfl or bronze. Genuine silk shades. Bridge lamp has swinging arm. nnsaniirasMBKr^TTfturiftft; \i A Bedroom of Charm 4 Large Pieces Â·* Another special purchase is this beautiful suite. Distinctively styled in walnut and other select hardwoods, It is a value that must be seen to be appreciated. At this unusually low price we include 4 quality pieces: full-size bed, chest, vanity and dresser. the modern design, the attractive mirrors. Save! Aaron quality ruirs wear lonper, cost less. Every rug Is perfect--not "seconds." Colors are dyed Jn the wool, not printed. Kn- tiro second floor (daylight) nip ilepnrt- mont! 9x12 ft. Seamless Axminsters Discontinued patterns, scam- less, at a very special discount. 9x12 ft. Axminster Rugs Beautiful rugs with depth of pile wealth of color. Note Whittali's Anglo Persians 9x12 it. Discontinued Patterns. We still have 3 or 4 of these famous rugs'. Now is your opportunity.