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March 9, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 2

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fAUJU TWO. THE DAIT.Y COURIER. CONNELLSVILLB. PA- THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1939. By LYNNE B. lUNCELI, Sub-District Epworth League Will Hold Missionary Rally at Dawson M.E. Church !·- The Connellsville sub-district of the Epworth League will hold a missionary rally Friday evening at Philip G. Cochran Memoiial Methodist Episcopal Church at Dawson. The service will open at 7:45 o'clock with a worship service in charge of Miss Imogene Frazier of Vanderbilt. A short ploy, "Outcast," will be presented by Dawson leaguers. Thomas DeBolt, president of the district and a member of the league ol the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church, will preside over the business session, Ralph O'Brien of this place, fourth vice-president of the district, will have charge ol the recreation period. Leagues included in the district aie Connellsville, Perryopolis, Star Junction, Dawson, Vanderbilt, Ohiopyle, Layton, Bryan, Leisenrmg No. 3, Normalville and Dunbar. J. F. Lewis Speak at Meeting Of B. P. W. Club John F. Lewis, member of the local High School faculty, will speak at a meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Club to be held Wednesday night, Maich 15, at the West Penn Model Home. His subject, "Thru the Year With Pennsylvania Wild Flowers," will be illustrated with moving pictures. The program is in observance of Pennsylvania Week and will be presided over by Mis. Ora Engleka. The meeting will open at 8 o'clock with a business session with the president, Mrs. John M. Young, presiding. Dunbar Man Confesses Starting Fires That Cause $20,000 Loss Continued from Page One. dents, too, the suspect was said to have remarked, Joseph DiMarco, Albert's brother, who operates a store in Connelisville, said Albert was scheduled at one time for a mental examination which he never received, adding that persons responsible for his being at liberty should be compe'led 'o pay for destruction, reported the fire was seen at the same time in the three buildings At the t'me of the first report, none of the buildings had been consumed by the flames There had not been sufficient headwayi gained for the fire to have spreatt from one building to another. /The wind blew in an easterly direction, away fiom adjoining properties, preventing what whatever damage his brother has might have been a serious conflagra- caused. tiqn. Wall said he would institute arson charges against DiMarco before Justice of the Peace A. L. McDowell at Dunbar. The man without bail. is being held Lorraine Coughenour Weds Edward Eckman Mr. and Mrs. Melvm Coughenour ot 201 Muiphy street, South Con" rieHsvllle," announce the marriage of; theiif--daughter, Mibs_ Lor.ainc ' Coughenour, to Edward Eckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eckman of 60"! Brown street, Everson. The ceremony took place August 5,' 1938, at the parsonage of St. John the Baptist Church at Scottdale. Miss Helen Alt of Connellsville and John Waller of Everson were the only attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eckman plan to reside in Everson in' the near future. MRS. TV..S. KtlRTZ HOSTESS TO WEDNESDAY SEWING CLUB Seven members of the Wednesday Afternoon Sewing Club were delightfully entertained by Mrs. W. S. Kurtz at her .home in Stahl square. Fancywork was the diversion until later when the hostess served a delicious G o'clock dinner. The table was centered with crab apple blossoms. Favors were in keeping With Saint Patrick's Day. Games were enjoyed later in the evening. In honor of her birthday, Mrs. Martin King was presented with a gift. The hostess also gave a gift to every member. It was reported that Mrs. Louvenia Guthrie, a member, who was quite ill at her home in East Washington avenue, is improved. The next meeting of the club will be held at the home of Mrs. Martin King at South Connellsville. PATTY LOU DRISCOLL FETED ON HER SEVENTH BIRTHDAY Patty,Lou Driscoll, little daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. J. Wylie Dnscol], celebrated her seventh birthday with i delightful party Wednesday afternoon and evening at her home in ·5ast Green street.-.Given by _Mrs. Driscoll, the party was--attended by twenty-tnree of Patty's little friends. The hou'-s were from 4 to 7 o'clock. Games, tap dancing and music, in charge of Kay Driscoll, sister of the honoree, were enjoyed. Prizes were received for games'. * At 6 o'clock Mrs. Driscoll served a dinner-of-attractive appointments. A color-motif of green -and white, symbolic ot Saint Patrick's Day, was prettily carried out. The table was centered with a birthday cake iced in white and decorated with seven green candles in small rosebuds of the same shade, and graced at either end with tall green tapers in crystal holders. Patty Lou received lovely .gifts. Out-of-town guests were Kay Eisenhouer of Charleroi and Richard D. Harrer of Mount Pleasant. MRS. S. T. BENFORD IS HEAD OF MISSION CIRCLE Offlceis for the year wore chosen at a meeting of the Mission Circle No. 3 of the First Methodist Protestant Church at which Mrs. Jerome McCormick and daughter, Mrs. Samuel T. Benford were co- hojtesses Wednesday afternoon at the Benford home in South Ninth street, Greenwood. Officers are: Chairman, Mrs. Benford; vice-chairman, Mrs. E. B. · Small; secretary- Ireasurer, Mrs. William F. Brooks. Mrs. Walter T. Smith will have charge of the question box and Mrs. E. R. McCoy of dcvotionals for the year, they having been appointed by Mrs. Benfoid. Business of a routine nature was alo taken care of. At the close o£ the meeting a tasty lunch was served by the hostesses. » MUSICALE TEA WILL BE GIVEN AT M. P. CHURCH Friday night at 8 o'clock at the "First Methodist Protestant -Church, . Apple street, a delightful · musicale , tea will be given. The affair is being .sponsored by the Stella Cunningham Class of the church and the following will appear on the progiam: Miss Jean Hoover, pianist; Kiss M. Lois Benford, violinist; William Myers, pianist, and Evelyn Murphy, readerr The program was arranged by Mrs. '-Ray MartE, church organist and teacher of the class. MARTHA KACFFMAN LEADER OP FIDELIS PROGRAM Miss Martha KaufYman will have charge of the program to be given at the monthly meeting of the Fidelis Class of the First Methodist Episcopal Church to be held Friday, night at the home_oI-.Mxs. Bryan. Nabors, 1222 Sycamore~sireet. The committee consists of Mrs. Paul Walker, Mrs. Thomas Leighty, Mrs. Paul D. Luckey, Miss Lillian Edmonds, Miss Eula Knappenberger and Mrs. Nabors. The meeting will begin at 8 o'clock. YOLANDA M. HERTZNELL TO WED NEW YORK MAN Announcement of the engagement of Miss Yolanda M. Heriznell, daughter of Mrs. Veronica Hertznell of Main street, Trotter, to Daniel Kosotan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kosotan of Far Rockaway, N. Y., was made at a supper given Sunday at the home of the bride-elect. The wedding will take" "pface at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 28. Marriage Announced. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Marian ShafTer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Shatter of Homewood. Terrace, Un- ionlown, and George H. Bortz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bortz, also of Uniontown. The ceremony took place January 31, 1938, at the Presbyterian Church at Wellsburg, W. Va. Rev. H. D. Rudolph, pastor, officiated. G. I. A. Women Meet. Mrs. E. W. Keavner presided over the regulr/ meeting of Merchant Division, Ladies Auxiliary to the B. of L".' E., -held Wednesday afternoon at Elks Hall. Business of a-rootine nature was taken care of. The next meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon, March 22. The fire, wluch from the very first was generally believed to have been of incendiary origin, routed members of two families from their sleep as it caused damage estimated between $18,000 and S20.000 to the property in Connellsville street, Dunbar. Two Ihcmen weie injured while combatting the blaze, which for a time threatened to spread to nearby buildings as fire fighters of four departments found themselves hardi- capped for some time before water could be pumped fiom Dunbar creek, approximately 1,500 feet away. Harry O. Bower, Connellsville flreman, suffered a laceration ot the head when struck by a brick from a wall that caved in as a stream of water was being played on it Four stitches were required, Anthony Marchelletta, a Dunbar fireman, received a deep laceration of the right leg when a hose coupling let go and struck him. Eight stiiches were required to close the wound. The coupling was on the hose that ran from the creek to the fire scene. Routed from their apartment home on the second floor of the storeioom- apartment building were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DiMarco and children, John, 18, and Frances, 14. Mr. and Mrs. Albert DiMarco and children, James, 21, Marcus, 18, and Pauline, 10. Destroyed by the MamCE were the combination store-apartment that the DiMarco brothers have been operating since 1916, two garages, a 1039 automobile and a large chicken coop together with all of the furnishings and clothing in the two apartments, and the entire stock in the storeroom. Saved were two automobiles, one a sedan and the other a delivery truck, that -were kept in the large garage at the extreme western end of the lot. Joseph DiMarco told The Courier that approximately $360 m cash and $750 in soldier bonus certificates also were destroyed. Fire broke out almost simultaneously in the basement of the storeroom and the two garages, which gave authorities reason to believe it was of incendiary origin. There was a report that a. box of matches had been found emptied in an illeyway near one of the garages. Harry Baker, whose home is located just across an alley from the store, said he was awakened by the cry of "fire" and saw flames coming out of the garages and detected a flare of light in the center of the storeroom. Gerald Rossi and son, Junior, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Blair and Hslph and Paul McCHniocJc, who broke open the garage door and pulled out the car and truck, saving them from FRIENSHIP CLASS WILT, MARK 17TH BIRTHDAY The Friendship Bible Class of Trinity Reformed Church will celebrate its seventeenth anniversary tonight at the home of Mrs. Amelia Penrod, South Ninth street, Greenwood. Licensed to Jlarry, John Paul Seybert and Blanche Elizabeth McGinnis of Greensburg were granted a mariiage license at Cumberland. Surprised on Birthday. In honor of her eightieth birthday, Mrs. E. Elizabeth Younkin -of near -Confluence was tendered a pleasant surprise party Friday at her home. - Many relatives and friends showered - her with cards and in addition mc'm- bers of hei 1 Sunday school class presented her with gifts and arranged with her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Scchler,-ior a dinner party. .-' Dames of Malta to Meet. Saint Omar Sisterhood of ' the Dames of Malta will meet at its usual hour Friday night at Odd Fellows 'Hall. With Mrs. J. C. Moore. The Friendship Club will meet this evening at the home of Mrs. J. C. Moore of East Cedar avenue. Meeting Postponed. A meeting of the J. L. Proudfit Class of the First Presbyterian Church, scheduled for tonight at the home of Mrs. Carr Sheets, has been postponed to Thursday night, March 16, because of the death of a relative of the Sheet?, family. Local Couple Licensed. .*A, marriage license was issued at Unionlowr. to George C. Barclay and Goldie M. Breaklron, both of this city. SQUARE DANCE Moose Hall, Scottdale, Pa'. ·- FRIDAY, MARCH 10th Music by Valley Ramblers Will Entertain Club. Mrs. Albert Durie wljl entertain the Greenwood Faucywork Club Tuesday afternoon at her home in Morrell avenue, Greenwood. D. D. D. Club Friday. The D. J. D. Club win meet Friday night at the home ot Mrs. Ralph Davidson, Hyndman street, South Connelisville, BARCLAY ON B R I D G E B y S h e p a r d B a r c l a y I Stork at Hospital. A sm was born at 6:38 o'clock this morning at Connellsville State Hospital ho Mr. and Mrs. John Sanzone of Lcisennng No. I. "The Authority on Authorities" Gerald Rossi said the fire in the long lower gaiage from which two vehicles were pulled was located near the center of the building, directly in fior.t ot the parked machines. He asserted it would have been impossible for the fire to have ignited the other buildings or the flames from the store or other garage to have 'red the big garage. He said the garage doors were locked anl had to be broken open to get the machines out. In 1936 Joseph DiMarco had an automobile destroyed by fire which consumed a garage situated deeper in the lot. Bedy Lizza's house is located near the center garage and it was scorched by the heat as were the Rossi and Baker garages. Mr. Baker played a hose on the side of his home and helped prevent it being ignited Playing safe, however, many of the more valuable furnishings were removed. Firemen were called from Con-. nellsvillc, South Connellsville and | TJniontown to augment the Dunbar department. The local company used 1,000 feet of hose to pump water from the creek. It required considerable time, however, to make the the connections and until this line was turned on Jliemen had to depend on chemical tanks and garden hose. Even after the hose was laid from the creek firemen ran into trouble as twice automobiles ran over it and broke the line. These "fire fans" will be arrested, firemen said, as they loosed a verbal tirade against the spectators who hamper efforts of fiie fighters by parking machines in their way and then cripple everything by destroying the hose in running ears over it. The brick storeroom had been erected many years ago by Louis Marnell and was taken over in 1016 by the DiMarco brothers. Joseph DiMarco also operates a store in Davidson avenue, Connellsville. According to Joseph DIMareo, his wife was aroused from her sleep as the smoke choked her. She awakened him and their two children. Joseph found the hallway filled with smoke and went through a bedroom window onto the roof of a back porch from which he climbed to the ground. He obtained a ladder and led his wife and children to safety. "Jimmy" DiMarco, oldest son of Albert DiMarco, said that the smoke awakened the family and they found it impossible to leave by way of the hall because of the dense smoke. The family went to the roof in the front of the building until firemen arrived and placed a ladder against it, enabling them to get away safely. There was a complete loss to the brothers who didn't carry any insurance, according to Joseph DiMarco. "We didn't have anything although we were lucky to get out alive," Mr. DiMarco told The Courier. "We didn't have any insurance on any of the buildings or contents." TOD MUST SET IT TWO IB 1 YOUR SIDE has chosen to double your vulnerable opponents, instead of making a game which you feel is in the cards for your side, a one-trick act is a losing proposition. You must set the enemy two tricks to get a result as good aa or better than your own not-vulnerable game would have been. It is up to you then to keep your eyes open to protect yourself against a lead-throwhig end play or some other car.ny dodge which may cut down the size of the set to one trick. * 9 4 2 K 6 3 K 3 K J 10 8 5 9 3 2 V Q 10 8 4 2 $ A. 7 * J E i A ' A Q J 10 8 f None « Q 0 8 2 A Q 10 6 5 A J 9 7 6 ·1 3 A K 7 Morrel! Sportsmen Will Meet Tonight The Morrel] Rod and Gun Club will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 o'clock tonight at Morrell Bremen's hall. The club is a chapter of the Fayette County Fish and Game Protective Association and has a membership of 17. Anyone wishing to join is requested to attend tonight's meeting. T. S. Wiltrout is director. Troop 5 Meets Friday. Troop 5, Boy Scouts, will meet fit 7.30 o'clock Friday evening ot the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Full attendance is desired as business of importance will be discussed. for a Springy step the gay young modern will love these snub-nosed elk barges, with massive crepe rubber soles. Just the shoo for that rough-and-ready appearance, and every square incii is covered with "swing lingo," so . . . truck in ... girls for an early selection. $3.45 $3.90 $4.50 PENNSYlVflNIA HOOPER LONG (Dealer: South. North-South vulnerable.) At two tables of a tournament, South opened this deal with 1- Heart, West bid 2-Dlatnonds, North 2-Hearts, East 3-Spades, and South 4-Hearts. One West now saw fit to bid 1-Spades and the other preferred to double his vulnerable opponents at 4-Hcarts. Where East played spades, South led tee club K, switched to tho heart A., which was ruffed, East ran three trumps and lost two more tricks, to the diamond A and club A, making Copyright, 1939. Kuu his contract for a score o£ 120 In tricks, 800 game bonus, total 420 points. At the heart table, South rufted tho third round of spades, lost the second trump round to West and Jie diamond K knocked out the A. Declarer played a couple of other trumps, then led tho diamond 7 from dummy. When East played the Q, that made the last trick hia side could get, for he had to choose between giving- declarer a ruff and discard on a spade or diamond lead, or lead from his club Q. Had East oeen canny, he could have seen this situation when tho diamond was led. He should have played low tn the hope that his partner had the diamnnd J. If west did not, the declarer would have made nothing but a trick he would get anyway, for then he would have had to lose a club trick by leading the suit himself. Tomorrow's Problem A Q V 2 4 A J 10 4 3 A K J 10 5 2 A K 9 8 4 y A Q 10 6 » Q 2 * Q 9 7 (Dealer: North. Bast-West vulnerable.) What bidding would you advia* .on this deal? Fcitmcs Sradictte, lac. Crawford Tea Room Have you tried our Friday and Saturday Evening Dinners? Our food must be unusual to attract so many people from Uniontown, Dawson, Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant, Greensburg and Pittsburgh. A Roast Chicken Dinner with Filling and Waffles, a Cocktail, New Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables, a Sherbet and Salad, Hot Home Made Rolls and Preserves, a Delicious Dessert and Coffee. A really fine dinner for 75c. OUR FRIDAY SATURDAY EVENING MENU INCLUDES: Sweet Breads Mushrooms 65c Roast Tenderloin of Fork, 65c Breaded Halibut Steak, 60c Baked Virginia Ham, 75c Prime Rib Roast ot Beef, 65c Broiled Tenderloin Steak, S5c These prices include entire dinner. , We serve a great many Dinner Parties and Bridge Luncheons. If interested call Connellsville 303. PLACE YOUR ORDER EARLY FOR OUR HOME MADE LAYER CAKES, PIES AND ROLLS Parenf-Ieacher Meeting Tonight At Confluence Special to The Courier. CONFLUENCE, Mar. 0 --The Parent-Teacner Association oC Confluence will hold Us March meeting in the high school auditorium tonight. An interesting program has been prepared by the committee jn charge. A D, Skinner, superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School, will have charge of the musical activities. A State highway patrolman is expected to give an address on "Safety." Tiie Addion Community Band will play a few selections during the pio- gram. Parents and their children are invited to attend the meeting, as it will be beneficial to both young and old alike. BERNARDO'S i nnn WALL PAPER Sr PAI NT CO. ' °« 5 »' WILL ACCEPT THIS COUPON AS ONE DOLLAR : : : : : $ 1 Cash Payment Oa Any One Order Amounting to $2.50 or More, Received During Our . . . Anniversary Celebration MAHCH 10 TO 3IAECH 18, 1939 New Spring Wall Paper and Paints Now on Display Raymond Balslcys Parents. A son, the first child in the family, [ was born at 3 o'cloclc this morning at Connellsville State Hospital to IV! r. and Mrs. R*imond Balsley of Nb"th First street, "West c ide. The baby is a grandscn of Charles II, Balsley of North Fint street and Harry E. Howard of Willow street. Mrs. E-isley, the former Miss Elinor Howard, and son are getting along nicely. STBEET M. Bernardo 5 10c Wall Paper Paint Go. 1»!)-118 W. Apple Street, Coimellsville, P». Y O U R S N O W ! £ettet jSiykt IN T H O S E HARD-TO-LIGHT PLACES THE local dealers have large selections NOW, but PINTO-WALL lamps ««low priced'and they sell fast! Don't fail to stop in'and select YOUBS at once. They're so good looHng, so easy to put in place and give such GOOD LIGHT that you'll want several. Buy Eady--th« 100-watt bulb will be given with each lamp only whil« this special sale is on. USE PIN-TO-WALL LAMPS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM · BEDROOM · KITCHEN · DINING» ROOM · DESK « VANITY » RECREATION ROOM NURSERY · BREAKFAST NOOK · Just Anywhuuel H. Bernardo Wall Paper Pnlnt Co. Loucfcs Hardware Co. Murphy 5 lOc Store Service Radio Electric Co. Showman Appliance Store Swan's G-E Appliances Sweeney, Frank R. Troutmau's Zimmerman Co., E. K. PERRyOPOUS J. 51. Palonder Jos. A. Kalman STAR JUNCTION Union Supply Co. VANDERBILT Marottl Bros. INTMAX HEAD bparks Supply Co.

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