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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 21, 1938
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 103S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELL-SVILLE, PA. PAGE THREEJ. SCOTTDALE NUT STORE BURGLARIZED Second Time Within Month Robbers Get Loot There. OTHER ITEMS ' OF INTEREST SCOTTDALE, Feb. 21.--The Nut Shop in Grant street was robbed early Sunday morning, $50 being taken from the cash register. Entrance was made by lifting lower sash out of a window. It is the second time within a month that this shop has been entered and robbed. Woman Breaks Arm, Bessie Frantz, 58 years old, of Al- vcrton, fractured her arm in a She was taken to Frick Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant. Revival Opens Tonight. Preliminary service to the revival that will be held at the First Baptist Church, beginning this evening, was held Sunday evening. Thomas A. Filer, blind gospel singer of Altoona, will be here to sing at the services which will last imti March 6. Mr. Filer is a trained and -gifted musician who sings the olc hymns with pathos and power. Rev. Willard Whjttemorc of GraJ- · ton, N. Y., will assist his father al the services, father and son preaching on alternate evenings. Home From Hospital. Bert Zcarley. who had been a patient at Frick Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant for treatment, ha. returned to his home here. Cribbatc Victors. The following were winners in the first playoff Fricay night: Table 1, Otto Lind and Albert Reynolds, score 6-4. ' Table 2, George Dctwiler and Jo Steclc, score 6-5. Table 3, Frank Raishart and W. G Whaley, score 6-2. Table 4, Seward Wygglc an. George W. Miner, score 6-1. Table 5. A. C. Farmer and J. Clark ton, score 6-2. · Table 6, Earl Sturtz and H. Col 1ms, score 6-5. ' Table 7, C. H. Kline and Charlc Carlson, score 6-3. Table B, A. Commorc and Franl Parker, score 6-0. Table S, Jack Shelby and Gcorg Rusmack, score 6-4. Table 10, M. B. Rockrick and Waid Weaver, score 6-1. Table 11, Bob Gilchrist and Thom« H. Rutherford, score 6-5. Table 12, B. Connors and A. K Oslerwise, score 6-4. Table 13, John Ruth and W. R, _Simcox, score 6-5. Table 14, Elmer Wise and J. T. Maloy, score 6-4. Table 15, Don Laughrcy and Cy! Christncr, score 6-4. | Table 16. Walter Haincs and Ted ] .'Farmer, score 6-0. Table 17. F. M. Kcifcr and William Pickard, score 6-5 .' Table 18, H. S. Long and Earl Gil- .Tchrist, score 6-4. Table 19, G. Zgorecki and J. C. Kcpncr, score 6-0. Table 20, John P. Byrne and J. J. Koch, score 6-4. · Table'21, Frank Ganoe and John Warrick, score 6-4. Table 22, Charles Kelley and Ed Palmer, score 6-3. - Table 23, Carl Pritchard and F. F. Whaley, score 6-1. - Table 24,1. H. Hall and Phil Eckman, score 6-2. Table 25, R. C. Collins and T. C. Kenncy, score 6-4. · Table 26, George Ferguson and John Zimmerman, score 6-3. The winning players, with new partners, will meet Friday evening at the borough building for the next playoff. SPOKE OVER FIRST TELEPHONE HERE (HAPPENINGS IN A N D A B O U T MT. PLEASANT Grant Myers of 309 Water street, was among the first poisons in Connellsvillc who had an opportunity of talking over the telephone. H5 was employed at the age of 14 by the Conncllsville Machine and Car Shop Company, the first to install telephones in this section. Mr. Myers is shown above in the office of that same company which he now operates. Original Phone Line Resembled Many Bean Poles FUNERAL HOME OCCUPIED BY JOHN H.D.SIBEL DUKES, RAMS ANNEX BOWLING MATCHES Bowling on the West Penn alleys, the Dukes took two out of three from the Gaels and the Ra'ms swept aside the Ramblers in the Knights Columbus Duckpin League. The scores: GAELS .-_ 38 155 115 __102 103 _: 95 123 106 112 139 DeOre Gandolfl _ Doerfler -R. Cunco . V. Cunco . MoClcary . 123 118 130 120 143 125 ot 368 205 324 230 412 245 Totals _ Lowncy _ Honisek _ Bonfield _ Soisson Flanigan Donovan . 546 846 DUKES 114 114 117 101 151 -122 592 1784 116 119 129 148 124 344 337 280 439 347 119 Totals . - Keslar Freda _ Prcstia . Hasson . Dummy - 527 RAMBLERS 113 87 126 87 8D 98 87 79 567 1728 106 98 90 131 95 107 100 290 344 28: 300 277 Totals __494 476 523 1493 HEADACHE, NERVOUS? , . Mr*. Emma naruick. 1H20 Carson St.. MJ» : "I »i» »o nerrou* I coald hardr/ Itrep ing and headacba al diaturbaBCM almost drorc roc /raotie. After I bad «wd a Irw ko«fc» ol lr. n hid a l«n apprtihr mod felt finr m »4r." Boy u in Fnuid or taMna fmm Tour fucffial tooaj. £t'ev uc. tabida SO cent*. A string ot posts resembling bean poles constituted the original telephone line m Connellsville, it was recalled today by Grant Myers, ol 309 Water street, who was^mong the first telephone users in this section. The parent telephones were installed by the Connellsvillc Machine and Car Shop Company and the area served by these instruments extended from the office to the mill, three- quarters of a mile away. Today. Mr. Myers, who owns the company he entered at the age of 14, can sit in his ofllce across from the Baltimore Ohio Railroad station and communicate with any one of 35,000.000 telephones in any part of the world. Interesting recollections of early telephone service, compared to the split-second connections familiar in Connellsvillc and elscwhre today, were made by Mr. Myers when he learned of the open house program to be held here by the Bell Telephone Company next Wednesday, Thursday and Fnday, February 23, 24 and 25. Residents of Connellsville and vicinity are ir.vited to go behind the scenes at the telephone central office, 145 East Crawford street, to watch employes and intricate equipment at work in completing telephone calls. "I had been with the Connellsvillc Machine Company only a short timo when the telephone was installed," Mr. Myers stated. "It was in November of 1884 the telephone was used for the first time between the oflice and the mill. Prior to this we needed messengers to travel between the two buildings to relay orders and instructions." The proprietor of the machine and car company laughed as he recalled the first time he used the instrument. "My boss, J. T. McCormick, was out of the ofllce one morning when tho telephone rang. It was the first time I used it and when I was finished I put the receiver on the hook. When Mr. McCormick returned h! said: 'Who called me on the telephone?' 'Each time I answered the telephone in his absence he would make the same inquiry. Finally, I wondered how he knew 1 used the telephone. In reply to my question, he said: 'Every"time you hang up the receiver you turn it upside down!'" The Kell Long flour mill on the west side of the river was another company to install telephones before the first switchboard was brought to Connellsville. In 188D, the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company brought a line to Connellsville from Pittsburgh and opened the first exchange. Ten subscribers were connected to the original board and the first operator was Miss Laura Everett, who later became Mrs. Martin Meaghcr. The first exchange was in the Weihe Building, located at South Pittsburg street and West Crawford avenue. The Everett!, lived in the building, making it possible for the operator to be close to her switchboard at all times, although service was not available after 6 at night. At first, the list of subscribers did not increase very rapidly. In 1800, there were only 17 telephones in the community and four years later the number was 73. But by 1900 the total number ot telephone subscribers jumped to 435 and the exchange was moved to the Munsun Building at 106 West Crawford avenue. A t"vr years later the expansion of business caused the telephone company to seek new hcadquartcrs*again. The fifth floor of the Title and Trust Building was chosen. Mrs. Anna Mullen Williams, present night chief operator, was one of the early operators when the company was at the Title and Trust Building. Often, when she first started working with the company, she ran messages to distant parts ol the community to people who did not have telephones. The telephone business continued to grow until it became necessary to seek new and larger quarters for fourth time. In 1925, the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania bought a piece of property at 145 East Crawford avenue. The present telephone building was erected and opened for business in 1926. There are 2,936 telephones in Con- nelisville today and it is possible 'for every subscriber in town to speak by telephone to any part of the civil- ucd world. With remodeling making it one the mosf modern establishments Oils section, John H. D. Sibcl has moved into his nov.' funeral home in East Fnin iew nxenuc. The three- story 14-room buck building serves as a residence for the Sibcl family and also provides quarters for the funeral business. Special to The Couiier MOUNT PLEASANT, Feb. 21,-Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Galley of South Church street celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Friday with open house, receiving many friends. Auto Victims Not Well. Joseph Kaiabus and Stephen Kaczmarek, both of Siandard, two of the five hurt in an automobile accident Friday night on the Scottdale-Meunt Ploasnnt road, were repoi ted asj not doing so well at Frick Memorial Hospital. The other thicc are getting along nicely. X-Rays will be taken to determine the exact injuucs of the two. World D.i of Pracr. The Missionary World's Day of Prayer will be observed at the United Brethren Chutch Fiiclay, March 4. J. O. C. to Meet. The J. O. C. Class of the Methodist Church will meet at the church Tuesday evening for its monthly .session. Infant Daughter Dies. A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. James Lamnnna of Banning died soon after birth at Frick Memorial Hospital. Quarterly Conference. Dr. John !·'. Jose, district superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach the evening sermon at the church March 6 nt 7:30 o'clock. He will hold the quarterly conference after the service. Thunderstorm Saturday. Saturday night was, marked by a thunderstorm which lasted almos two hours. The lightning was tharp followed by heavy peals of thunder and a dounpour of rain. So far as could be learned no damage was done by lightning. Givr Avembly Program. The Tri-Hi-Y had charge of tho Make Many Accessories this Easy Way NEW CAVE FOUND IN NEW MEXICO CARLSBAD, N. M.; Fcb~, 21.--R. P. Brunei, curator o£ the Carlsbad museum, announced discovery of * great, new cave, -wh/ch may prove even laiger than the famed Carlsbad cavern, the second bihgest previously known in the world.I The cavu, its f entrance situated about 12 miles houlh of Carlsbad cat cm, is .so v,iil, Bui net said, that an exploring party walked bix hours without reaching the end of its first huge chamber. The ceiling of the vault, he ;«aid, was so high it could not be seen. PATTERN 6052 A life-long treasure--this lace spread, one that every uoirwn will want! Crocheted squares such as these 4''i inch ones arc quickly finished and more quickly combined into a spread, cloth, scarf, or pillow. Begin at once on this pattern that contains but CM "repeat' squaie motif that's easily memorized 1 Ideal in mercerized string. Pattern 0052 contains instructions for making the square; illustration;, af it and of stitches; materials needed; photograph of .square. To obtain this pattern send 10 cents '.n stamps or com (coin preferred) to The Courier Household Art* Dcpt., 25') W. 14lh Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. Sports Gleanings "] The W. P. I. A. L. Rolf committee decided to start play on April 20 with the championship event slafd for May 20. The P. I. A. A. title meet will be held May 27 nnd 28 with deadline for entering the golf ompctition as March 15. Kntries hould be addressed to Jack Tinson t McKccsport. It has been entirely modernised I assembly al Ramsay High School after month* oj work. Indirect lighting is used throughout and a decorative scheme of old ivory and mahogany has been c.iiricd out. Windows arc cqippcd with Venetian blinds. On the ground floor or basement Is the preparing room. It is equipped with the latest typo table and sanitary sink's. An elevator operate* between the basement and the first floor for the purpose of moving bodies from the- preparing room to the funeral chapel. Mrs. Sibel will assist in the care of women and babies. The funeral chapel, with a seating capacity of 200 people, is on the east side. A private family room, large enough to accommodate 50 persons, connects with the chapel at the ex- treme'northern end. A private door opens from the front porch to receive people for funerals. Another j leads to the driveway that encircles the premises tind funeral parties are protected from adverse weather by a large canopy extending out from the building. Entrance from the front porch lead* to a spacious hall. At its far end there is a drinking fountain and a rest room for the convenience of funeral parties. A reception office is at the front of the house with n casket diiplay room adjoining It. Telephone facilities arc available on each floor. A massi\c stairway ascends to the second floor where Mr. Sibcl has his private office. There arc also two guests rooms for families wishing to stay overnight. They include kitchen :tte, telephone and bath. A maid will be in attendance when these rooms are in use. Friday morning and presented living members imit.itlng It was one of the picture* u i t h other .students most popular assemblies m some time. Is Wf*A Foreman. Ralph Jv'cl.son has succeeded John MiU-hcll as- foicman of WPA street work in Mount Pleasant borough. Eighteenth Child Born. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ir.i Shaw become parents of their 18th child Sunday night when n son u.os born to them at Fnri; Hospital. The mother, who is 44 years old, is getting along nicely. Friedens Class B Champ in Somerset, Rockwood Whipped Registering its fourth consecutive victory by drubbing Rockwood, 26 to 11, Somerset Township High of Friedens won the championship of Somerset County Class B Basketball League and thereby the right to enter the tournament next month to determine the tithst in District 5, P. I. A. A. A t2-point edge in the second quarter w.n too much for the losers, "\Vindber continued to set the pace in Class A by whipping Berlin, 38 to 11, and Boswell stayed in the running for the division lead by spilling Meyersdnle, 40 to 25. Somerset loutcd Bedford, 43 to 16, after the losers had sported an 8-2 lead at the first quarter. Shade Township of Cnirnbrook took a 35 to 20 decision over Stoncycreck Township. . NOTHING NEW TO IEARN-ENTIRELY MECHANICAL You rluft ns usual. Therein nothing; to jam or pet out of order. Standard gear positions. CLEARS FRONT TLOOR -MAKES FRONT SEAT ROOMIER No nhift Icvwon floor. Car can't be kicked into oroutofgear. Driver con enter from cither side. D O U B L E S D R I V I N G EASE *i on shift faster ant] rawer, v,ith both ha ml* always ncnr tho and hot It c^ en on the road. Even Vith three in the front rul, driver and pnttftcngcrs have plenty of elbow room. oMty e.otv PR/CEP OAK w/m CONTROL BENNETT L5(i-.-,.s J:A,ST MOTOR SALES 1'Ji.NXA. Connclliville, Dunbar Towns-hip, 'orth Union. Georges, South Union, bedstone, Uniontown, Belle Vcrnon, ermnn, Brownsville and Perry avc entered the undergraduate 'ar}:etball tournament to be held ;.t iouth Union Township High undci s, onsorship of the Faycttc County Coaches Association. Point Marion and Fjyettc City remain to be heard from The meet will be held next month, the definite dates to be decided later. Mickey Cochrane. manager of the Detroit Tigers, declared that he's through as nn active player. Mike, one of the best catchers ever to reach the major leagues, will not even become a pinch-hitter, he said. Increase Flayer Limit. National Professional Football League voted to increase player limit restrictions to 30 men and to abolish the temporary suspension list. Harness Program Outlined. Adoption of the starting system now in use m the Grand Circuit was voted by the Western Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. In the future the horses will be started without the tedious scoring which has marked past harness racing programs. Plans were advanced to offer handicap laces for trotters and pacers with most of the fairs sponsoring stake races for two and three-year-olds. D. K. Flke of Mcy- ersdalc, W. K. Reed of Wayncsburg, R. L. Munce of Washington and D. M. Robinson of Ligonier are directors with Dr. W. A. Titus ol Waycsburg president. Common Sense About Constipation If you knew that your constipation was caused by something left out of your food, wouldn't it be Just common sense to put that something bock? Your trouble may be caused by nothing more than this. For tho most common kind of constipation is due to lack of "bulk" In. the bowels--you need some food that passes on through tho stomach without being digested. Kcllogg's All-Bran supplies this. It gives the boucls the bulky mass they need to work properly. And All-Bran also gives them the tntcsUnal-tonlc. vltamtn Bi, which helps restore their tone. Eat All-Bran as a cereal or baked In muffins. But however ou eat it, be sure you get some cicry day. And drink plenty of water. All-Bran Is made by Kcllogs In Battle Creek. Sold by every grocer. Bed, Chest and Vanity February Special $^Qso The vepy essence of cbarin. strength and nniet dignity; Chest, Vanity and Dresser have dust proof, drawer bottoms. A splendid value at this price! Complete. Home Furnishers Since 1891

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