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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 14, 1938
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1-1, 193S. THE DAILY COUK11BK, C J*A. PAGE FIVE. STANDARD BOY FATALLY HURT BY FLY WHEEL Badly Mangled About Body; Dies in Frick Hospital. ·I OTHER NEWS OF COMMUNITY Special to The- Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 14.-John Gorcyza, Jr., 19 years old, of Slope Hill,' Standard, died at Fricl; Memorial Hospital at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from injuries re^ ccivcd when the fly wheel of a corn cutter flew oft and struck him in the right fide just above the waist. The young man was visiting at the Barnhart farm, near Polecat. David . Wyant was cutting corn and ran out of. gasoline. Shutting down the machine he started for fuel. The boy, not realizing it could not be run without gasoline tried to start the engine. The belt flew off and the fly wheel with it. The latter struck his right side, 'causing a badly mangled arm. It injured the right side of the chest, punctured n lung and exposed the liver, which was badly mangled. Lacerations of the right thigh were also inflicted. He was rushed to Frick Memorial Attorney E. C. Higbee Dies at Home After Being III Two Weeks Hospital, currcd. An hour later death oc- The body was taken to the Thomas Mcaghcr funeral parlors, and thtn to the home ol his parents, John end Mary Gorcyza. -Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Helen Michalsky, Joseph and Victor ot Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Catherine Jad- losky ot Jeannettc and Cecelia at home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Transfiguration Polish Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Class Entertained. The Sunday school class of the United Brethren Church, taught by Miss Mary Jane oss, was entertained Friday evening by Miss Eleanor Keb- bcrly at her homo in Liberty street with an old fashioned Valentine box social. A gift was brought for the T. B. Iricnds of the class. The meeting will be a covered dish supper at the home of Miss Eileen Gearhart. Firemen Have Dinner. The Hook and Ladder Company of the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department held its annual chicken and waffle dinner at the Parflttstown Hotel Saturday evening. Guests were Chief Chester Lentz Assistant Chief Ralph Meredith; President Frank .Olingcr; Secretary Bay Bingaman and Treasurer Roy Crosby, together with honorary members of the company. John Kortright was toastmaster and talks were given by members and guests. Personal. Mrs. John Forbes of Hccla is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Lester Sloth- owcr, of Reading. ·United Couple Parents. A son was born to' Mr. and Mrs Andrew Tometsko, of United, a Frick Memorial Hospital at 8:24 o'clock Sunday night. Honored on Birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nemcsck o! East SmithSeld street cntcrtaincc Saturday afternoon from 2 until ! o'clock in honor of their daughter Florabelle's llth birthday. Games were played and lunch served Games and decorations were in keeping with Valentine Day. Prizes were won by Dorothy Frederick, Edith Zcma and Henrietta Barrcll. Assisting Mrs. Ncmcsek -were Mrs Mary Bennett, Mrs. William Smith and Miss Mary Jane Noss. Guests present included Edith Zcma, Leona Milliron, Marjorie Milliron, Jean Parfltt, June Whetsel Louise Lewis, Jane Bell, Vcma Fred- crick, Dorothy Frederick, Henrietta Burrell, Nora Marie McCort, Betty Lou, Elsie Jane and Dorothy Nemc- sek. Observe Valentine Day. 1 Valentine boxes with an exchange of valentines was a part of the Third Ward school entertainment Friday afternoon. Valentine Day is being observed at the First Ward schoo today. Sin? at Hccla. The Men's Chorus of the Unitct Brethren Church sang at the Mcthl . odlst Episcopal Church at Hccla Sunday evening. Communion I In March. Announcement is made that the communion service omitted from the Reunion Presbyterian Church in January will be held the first Sunday in March. Firemen Meet. The Westmoreland County. Volunteer Firemen's Association was entertained Friday evening at the Westmoreland County Homesteads. Continued from P^agc One. bom in Jefferson township, near Tippccanoe, October 28, 1869. In early lite he exhibited the brilliance that characterized his later career. He attended the public schools in his home locality until he exhausted their capacity to advance him, then a term at Mcrritstown Academy. When he was but 16 years old ho entered Mount Union College at Alliance, Ohio. He remained there three years. Alter leaving college he was made a professor at Monon- gahcla College nt Jefferson, Greene c unty, remaining two years. Following a year as teacher at Waynesburg College he entered the law office of former Supreme Court Justice S. Leslie Mcstrezat in Uniontown, March 1, 1890, and studied law there until he was admitted to the Fayette county bar June 11, 1897. f.l the same time he was named by udgc Nathaniel Ewing to conduct lis- first case. That case was the beginning of a legal career that had carried him to a place outstanding n both county and the State. On September 27, 1897, the young awyer opened an office in Connellsville, along with the late E. D. Fulon, February 1, 1900, this partnership was dissolved and the firm of Sterling, Higbee and DumbauM was organized, the other members being H. S. Dumbauld, now judge of the court of iCommon pleas, and Bruce F Sterling. In 1903 William H. Brown was taken into the firm, which became known ns Sterling, Higbee Dumbauld and Brown. It continued under that name until the death of Mr. Brown in 1007. Two years later Mr. Dumbauld retired and Ross S Matthews, now president judge of the Orphans Court, was admitted, the name being Sterling, Higbee and Matthews. Some time later Mr. Sterling retired. In 1011, Charles L. Lcwel- lyn was admitted, but it was not until several years afterward that the name was changed to include him It retained that name until the elevation this year of Mr. Matthews to the Orphans Court bench, when i became Higbec, Lcwcllyn and Hig- bcc, Mr. Higbee's sons, W. Brown Leukemia Takes Life Of Republic Woman Special to The Courier. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14.--Repeated blood transfusions failed to save the life of Mrs. Bertha Drews Zacovic 41, wife of James Zacovic of Rcpubli who passed away Saturday morning. In the 10 months of her illness with leukemina, Mrs. Zacovic underwent 22 transfusions, many ol Uicm given in the Uniontown others in Dr. Crilc's hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Zacovic was a semi-invalic for months. She had been bcdfas shortly after receiving her last bloot transfusion two weeks ago. He death came as n distinct shock to and Donald M. being members. Al though the years Mr. Higbee remained the outstanding member o the firm. Within recent months, still exceedingly active and with no thought o his work being cut suddenly short he had been named to serve on th Fnyette county Democratic stnrtcgy board, along with Robert J. Arnctt Attorney Dean D. Sturgis and Judg W. Russell Carr. He was appointed special counsel in the case of th Commonwealth against Mrs. France Kelrsled, who is charged with em bezzlcmcnt as lax collector ot Un iontown. While very busily engaged in th legal profession, Mr. Higbee foum time for outside interests. He wa elected a member of the Board o Education before the consolidation of Conncllsville and New Haven, liv ing at the time in Francis avenue, in the Third Ward. But one of th members of that board remains Thomas Holt, also of the Third. Th others were Dr. M. B. Shupc. Robcr J. Welsh, Eugene T. Norton, Dr. H. F Atkinson, John L. Cans and W. ScHlnck. He served for three year as president of the board. When Conncllsville became * cit of the third class Mr. Higbee wa elected city solicitor and In that rap acity -wrote the ordinances setting i the new government and was activ in drafting the financial system under which it has since operated Previously, in 1898, he hod bee elected borough solicitor and serve for 10 years. When the City Planning Commis sion was formed Mr. Higbee wa named a member and served as it first president. In recent years li had dropped out of official capacit in city affairs. He had served as president of th Fayette County Bar Association, ·which he had been a member lo 41 years. While borough solicitor he con ducted litigation establishing th right of the city to land about Cit Hall known as the public ground, sc aside by Zacharinh Conncll, foundc of the town. He .served as a dircc tor of the former First Nationa Bank. On September 22, 1897, fou months after his .admission to th bar, Mr. Higbee married Miss Emm Lint, daughter of William and Jen nie Kennison Lint. They went t housekeeping in Francis avenui where they later erected R homi They had lived since 1905 at th present home in South Pittsburg street. Mrs. Higbee died last July 7. He death preyed on the mind of M Higbee. Friends attribute his dent in large measure to worry over '.ot- of her companionship. Surviving ar three sons and two daughters: Don aid Mcstrezat Higbee, member of th law firm and in charge of the Con nellsville office; William Brown Hig bee, former assistant district attor ney, the Uniontown office; Edward i~ Higbee of Connellsville, Mrs. Harol F. Stauflcr, also ol this city, an Miss Emily Jean Higbee at home There is one brother, Oliver P. Hig bee of Lower Tyrone township. In Freemasonry, Mr. Higbee '.va a member and past master of Km Solomon Lodge ol Connellsville, 1 A. M., Uniontown Lodge of Per fcction and Pittsburgh ConMstorj He was thrice potent master of Un iontown Lodge. Widow of Civil War Vet Die.-,. SOMERSET, Feb. H.--Mrs,. Su anna Miller Shank, 88, widow o Samuel Shank, Civil War veteran died Wednesday at the home of a so Peter, at Salix. She was a native o Somerset county, the daughter c bins and N.ancy Wingard Millci members of her family and countless j Her husband scivcd in Company MANSLAUGHTER IS VERDICT AS WRIGHT TRIAL ENDS Jury which-brought In manslaughter verdict Camcia iccoids, dramatic courtroom scene in Los Angeles as the trial ol Paul Wright, airline executive charged with the fatal shooting of his wife, Evelyn, and best friend, John B, Kimmcl, was near end %vith a jury verdict of manslaughter. The jury of eight men and four women which brought the verdict, is pictured listening to the last testimony. The defendant, in jovial mood, is shown chatting with John McCormick, concert singer. The verdict carries a sentence of one to 10 years in prison on two counts, one for slaying his wife, the other for the killing of Kimmcl. Judge Ingall W. Bull was to determine whether the sentences were to be served consecutively or concurrently. The upper picture shows the jury which brought in the verdict. John McCormsck, ulnger, chnti with Wright Actress Learns Man She's Fond Of Plans To Marry Another NEW YORK. Feb. M.--Claire Dodd, actress who let it be known last week that she was "terribly fond" of Gerard Lambert, Jr.. was nonplussed by the St. Louis heir's action in taking out n marriage license here to marry Mrs.. Elsa Cover Mackintosh, a divorcee. Lambert said they would be wed here. Lambert |j 25. Mrs. Mackintosh 5.5 27. A strikingly beaulitul blond from Copenhagen, she formerly wm a model. Recently she divorced Angus Duncan Mackintosh, socialist, to Reno. They have an 18-months- old son. DEPUTY REVENUE COLLECTOR TO VISIT SOMERSET COUNTY SOMERSET, Feb. M.--A deputy collector of the Internal Revenue Service will be in Somerset county to | nsiist In the tiling out of income tax t returns. I The schedule follows: Rockwood. February 21. Boswell, February 23. Meycrsdale, February ?1 and 25. Hoovcrsvillc, February !!6. Jerome, February 23. Wlndber, March 1 to 5. Somerset, March 7, 8 and 9. Somervt Nir* rrledriis. Somerset took a 25 to 16 decision over Somerset Township High at Kricdcm. County Jails Unable To Take State Inmates HARRISBURG, Feb. H.--The Welfare Department discovered there was little possibility of relieving overcrowded conditions in Pennsylvania's prisons through transfer o prisoners to county jails. The department, seeking to "farm out" some ot the 1,000 convicts for whom there were no cells in the Suite's four prisons, got in toucl with county jails and found a similar condition iri many of them. inois Home, With Loving Care, Offered Little Alici Harris An Illinois woman lias offered a icrac to little' Alice Harris, six-ycar- -'·' "sin" child of Perry townbhip, is convalescing at the Fayettc St. Francis Star Ineligible. John (Boots) Palcht-r, mainspring of St. Francn College freshman bas- ketbaJl team, hns been declared ineligible because of x low scholastic averages. old who County Hoirje at Unionlown where she was removed from an alleged "prison" in the home of her grand- lather. The offer was made by Mrs. Fred C. Booty of Mnywood, 111., in a letter to Alderman Fred Munk. The communication, addressed to 'Judge Fred Munk," follows: "I read of the terrible circumstances and pitiful condition of little Alice Harris. My heart tins gone out to "the poor little thing and I would j very much like to take her and give her what she needs most, a mother's love and tender care. This is not just a passing fancy with me for I have tried so often to adopt a little girl. 1 have a daughter 11 years old and I have always wrntcd two girls, in fact I promised my girl a sister but due to physical reasons I have no more children, but enough of that. 'Now here is what I would like to do. You will agree with me that the companionship of another girl to play with would help her mentally. We have oodles ot toys. I would give her cod liver oil, orange juice, plenty of nourishing food, color books, cray- olas, etc., and poor child has never had a Christmas. She needs home life, a Xmas tree, hanging up her stocking, toys and c.mdy, the excitement of Xmas Eve. She may be able ! to \valk by then. "I really would love her so. I have a baby buggy. I would wheel her to the playground when the weather permitted and let her learn to play when she could walk. I know I could bring her out of this under the instruction of a competent physicia'n. Why not let me take her for two years? Naturally I would need plenty of medical advice but until she could walk I would place her bed in my livingroom where she would get both the south and west sun and if at the end of two years my financial circumstances have taken the turn I expect and she is improving to such an extent that you know I am giving her good care maybe the State would let me adopt her. I do not know who to write to but I am sending this to you, hoping that you can give me the information I desire and if you have nothing to do witli the child please pass this letter on to the right party. "Find enclosed « stamped, addressed envelope so please answer and let me know what 1 can expect. Just how old is Alice? When is her birthday? "I belong to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and have from my childhood and if I keep Alice for my own she would KO to St. Paul's Lutheran parochial school. "Again 1 promise I would be very, very Rood to her and try to atone for her years oC loneliness and suffering." Wliy Mot Try our classified columns wnen you want something? Results follow. \oull Kave more funwKen tKe SKIN is clear N O man or woman wanis to have a finger! at them or receive sympathy bccauvc of an unhealthy ikm appcarn ncc. Some skin troubles are tough to correct, but v-c do know this-- skin titsues like the body itselE must be fed from wit h in. To make the food we cat available for strength and energy, there roust be an abundance ot rcd-blood-ccUs. SSS. Tonic builds these precious red cell*. Itiiasimplc,imernal remedy, lotted for generations and also proven by scientific research. You, too, uill want to take SSJS, Tonic to regain and to maintain your red -blood 'Cells. . . to restore lose weight regain energy... to strengthen ner\cs. ..and to gt\c to your skin it at natural health clow. Take the S.S.S. Tonic treatment and shortly )ou should be delighted with the way you feel... and have your; friends compliment you on the way you look. Available at any drug itorc. WHAT M.C. COBEN SAID TO HAROLD SNEAD, CHIEF PILOT OF TWA Harold Snead gives his own answer--"Camels agree with me!" he says. And millions of other smokers agree with Pilot Snead, making Camels the largest-selling cigarette in America. "There's a big difference, sir. I cao tell the difference in the way Camels hit the spot and agree with me! I know most Amcrican fliers who have several thousand hours in the air. The majority arc steady smokcr$ and prcfcrCamefs.Years o/cxpcricncc have taught them that Camel is a really different cigarette!" Some people say all cigarettes arc alike, Mr. Snead . . . Can Camel; really be so different ?" A FEW of the instruments Snead has to watch. After a trip, Hal Hkcs a Camel. "When I feel tired,I smoke a Camel the first chance I pet," he says. "Yes, I get a ·lift' wilh a Camel." ON HIS SECOND MILLION MILES! Snead knows what he's talking about when he says: "In this line of work, healthy nerves arc at n ptcmi- urn. I smoke--all I want. Camels doa't get on my nerves." AFTER THE BIG TWA SKYSLEEPER, above, was sec down io Newark Airport, M. C Cobcn was chatting with Hal Snead, chief pilot'of the Eastern region, and IsabcIIc Judkins, air hostess, of Glcndalc, California. Hal pulled out his Camels and otTcrcd them around. And so dicy got to talking cigarettes! Camels are a matchless blend of finer, MORE EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS --Turkish and Domestic CWffrtkbt. 1934, It. J.lK»IMt4iTvl««vCM»Mr. Wtn.lM4U«, H^U Cuvlto* NEW DOUBLE-FEATURE CAMEL CARAVAN Two great shows--"Jack Oakie- College" and IJenny Goodnun's "Swing School"--in one fast, fun*fillcd hour. livery Tuesday at 9:30 pra E.S.T., 8:30 pm C.S.T, 7;3o pin M.S.T., 6:30 piu I'.S.T., WABC-CUS. friends even though it was expected. Her husband and four children, '\ Charles, Doris Jean, Caroline and Joseph, Jr., survive. ONE SMOKER TELLS ANOTHER*** 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. She leaves one son, three srnnri- chilriren and four Krcal-grandchjl- drcn. ON DUTY, IsabcIIc is a perfect hostess! "I notice that most of the passengers on the TWA run prefer Camels," sbcsays. "When convcrsjtioa turns tocigarcttcs, tin; comment I often hear is, 'Cmiels -jiffee -with me."' A SWIM -- then a "lift" with it Camel--mi J babellu Judkins' oO-duty hours pass pleasantly. "What s difference I found ia Camels!" she says. VNo ragged ncrvel. No scratchy throat."

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