The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 24, 1938 · Page 11
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February 24, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 11

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1'J^S. THK DA1L.Y COURIER, CONNEL.LSV1LLD, PA. ") Recreation Center Activities Surprise Members of Kiwa nis Director Fred Snell Gives Insight to Growing Project. STRESSES NEED x OF ENLARGEMENT The scope of the WPA adult education progr.im as it is earned on in Connellsvillc, v.as disclosed for members of the Kiwanib Club it the weekly meeting Wednesday when Fred Sncll, assistant director of the work in Fayctte county, spoke a half hour on the subject Mr Snell brousr-* to light some of the accomplishments of the 01 sanitation and many of his hearers were amazed to leirn such a brcnd pro- Cram was being enacted in the city without more facts concerning it becoming known The recreation center, under Mr Snell, has become a cooperative unit, and in conjunction with the City Recreation Commission last sum- mei operated four playgrounds to which 72 430 child visits were made It also conducted a junior baseball leaj-ue in joint sponsorship v,ith the Y M C A , enrolling eight teams and 170 players The need for "a year round supervised program' is justillcd, the speaker declared when he cited figures showing crime has its chief pei- petrators among persons between ages of 16 and 23 years Through the operation of the community center which had a humble beginning m two rooms In a West Apple street building many jouns people are now cnjojmp v.iuous types of supcr\ ised recreation As an example Mr Snell said that in one evening the center might ha\ e a box- ms performance, table tinms, dunc- ing and othei amusements--one after another. ' We aie beginning to wonder now what we arc going to do with all the people," he asserted In a single week there were as truny as 2,700 Msits to the quarters "It's i wonder the walls don't just push out," he added The center is now located in South Arch street ' We have a swimming team but no place to swim," said Mr Sncll, reciting some of the difficulties which constantly confront those In charge of the center. "Yet one night a week we go to Sioltdale where we get an tioui in the pool at the "Y and the boy-; rcgistcied in the A A U arc training for summer meets Wheie there's a will there s alvv ays i \ ny " Pointing to the constintly increasing interest in the center program Mr Sncll dwelt on the faU that now 20 per cent of the pitrons are gnls and young women There w-s a time, he snd, when a worrnn d dr.'t think there was any -com in the center for hei but that has ill be"en chingcd Mentioning the future he as*uttd he was positi\e the recreation work would go on 'Many feel that because it developed out of the depression it w ill end when the depression ends" said Mr Sncll ' I doi t bchcv c that I think it is to be permanent 1 m suie it will ultimately be operated under the Stite Dcmrtmcnt ot Public Instruction "What are our needs' ' he queried 'I cm sum th it up almost cntncly in one word--money 1 \\e nre frcid w i t h the money p-oblcm it every turn and right now our w orry 13 1 ow we arc going to p ly the nonth s light bill In addition mother need is an outdoor pool Then too we need i pcrrmncnt building We ire hoping the city will be able to pick up one for tixc-: and remodel it for recreition purposes I'd like to see a building available with sulllcicnt room in it to permit scpirito entertainment for bojs and guls In speaking of the playground work of the center--which js one phase of the program that did attrict public attention last summer--Mr Sncll slid there was a Keen ni.ed for more playgrounds The ones \ hich were opeiated he slid, vvcrt poorly located, too small and too close to private homes The rctreption director also pointed out tint study disclosed childien will not travel more than a quaiter of a mile to i plijgiound ind unless there ire sufficient grounds avillible to plice them m every neighborhood, then children can't be reached and tl cy will still be plajing in the streets situation that has prevailed for years in this city He asked Kiwamans to check over an kind of sporting equipment they might have which is no longer of any use to them and donate it to the recrc ition center where it will be enjoyed by hundreds of young people Boate Needed on Famous Wilshire Boulevard ODDITIES IN THE NEWS Buses Stranded on Uilslnrc Boulci ird, Los Angeles. This photo gives some mdicition of the volume of water that flowed thtaugh rmny Los Angeles streets following rccord-bieakmg rainfall which cnused floods in southern Coliform i This is a seene on furious \\ilihire boulevard, with buses stranded m midstrcet. --Central Press LIGHTEST METAL FOUND IN-SOUTH RALtIGH, N C Mir 4 --Millions of tons of i hitherto rare mineral which cont uns the tightest mctil known--so light tint it will float on water ind is five times lighter thin aluminum--hive been located in North Carohm It is known as spodumcne Chiropodist for Birds Trims Canaries' Nails PHILADFLPHIA, M i r 4--Mrs George Wcilind is at bird chiropodist tor more than 20 years she has been trimming the n lils of cinanes She serves 1 500 customers m Philadv.1- phii and its suburbs. CANE CONTAINS FIRST AID KIT BUDAPtST, Mar 4 --A "physi- cnn's walking btick' is one of the 1 itest inventions registered in Hungary It is hollow ind cont uns a complete fiist nd outfit of 25 different instruments, medicines and anesthetics tons against 10,840,000 tons In the like week last year and 3,862,000 in the (comparable week of 1336. NEW YORK, Mar 4--A six-piece Geirnin bind amused the inmates of i detention pen in a Brooklyn court with a buef concert, while its members awaited airaignment befoie Mngis.ti.itc Matthew J Troy on disorderly conduct ch uges A eourt it- , tendJnt told the musicians thit the magistrate was Irish The strains of 'When Irish Eyes Aie Smiling" pie- codcd the bindsmcn into the judicial chambei riiey lined ip bcfuie Tioj, who slid I like music Sentence , suspended NEW YORK Mar 4 --A Columbia University publication conducted a survey ind came up with the information tint American eollege students will bieak the rulcb ct grammai any day lalhei than risk being considered effeminate by using such words as Adoiable charming, cme delieious, divine, dreadful, cx- quibilc, glonous, goigeous, heavenly, heaven s sake, lovely, marvelous, naught} precious, stunning, sweet ind thrilling One Birth Town's Only Item of Year MOUNT WASHINGTON, Mass, Mai 1 --Mount Washington's vital statistics record for 1937 One birth, no deaths, no marriages This little town also has no welfare cases, no town debt and its tax rite of $23 is the lowest in Berkshire county Coal Output Falls. NEW YORK, Mar 4--National Coil Assocntion estimates bituminous coal production in the United Stitcs for the week ended Februaiy 18 as approximately 6,500000 net Ajnlnspiring ew Creation fAe FtrstTime Anyiuhcre t ywr filth !· H OBtbuiCreu, W.ti III ..»! lit uilllMl ·* Intplrtd Icilea Mid. ' WIIhGlthlMShKk BlltMtUTMy JTHEOHmNSOREDWATCH^ tttttd t»r «n* ytir, ·» r*«utit, /a ·111mt kurfliry «r hol«u» *t ·· ,Wj J. M. KURTZ 131 "VV. Crawford A-ve. Crocodile Wages War on Shark, Wins DARWIN, Not th Au.str.il! i Mir 4 --A sh irk fought ,1 crocodile on the ' Adelndc River nc ir here--ind lost iirst honors went to the crocodik which, with the swtep of its tall, sent the shirk into the aid The crocodile then dived A fierce struggle followed beating the muddy witcr into foim Then the bittle ccised suddenly The blood-stuncd shar* ippt ired on the surficc ind was slowly dragged down Russia Accepts Recruit PKn. LONDON, Mir 4--Russia finally has accepted a British-sponsored plan to get foreign volunteers out of the Spanish civil irmici Itily, Germany and Frmco ilreidy hive approved the withdrawal scheme. fiHD under anlE.5. lamp a while and notehow rested your «ye* art--how much better you feel than when you read with an ordinary lamp MAKE lure therc'i an I. E. S. tag on any lamp you buy! That lac meant that the lamp li built to I. E. S. ipcclfica- tlon0. SWING the light around wherever you want it--over a bridge table, for instance, or over your sewing or reading. The "double arm" of the I. E. S. lamp pictured here is built for just that purpose--to put the light where you can use it to best advantage. Mighty good light, too. White light free of shadows--light that makes everything clearer and easier to see. Walk all around the lamp, look at it from any direction--there's no glare. Stop at a dealers' store. Get an I. E S. lamp --for eye-rest, sight-protection and roonvcheer- iness. Costs little! ·I. E. S.--Abbreviation for Illuminating Engineering Society, th* non-profit organization that developed thlt lamp to provide better light for better tlfht. If joii nrc not amonsr those (o rmc aljoiif, Ilic non ^Fnple furniture, it's heciiusc you haen*t ·-ecu these suites. Thej uore Included In (he nc\\ s-nrlnir merchandise, -which is urrhing dally n( our store. I h e beautiful pieces lime f|ii»IU}, chnrm, duinbillty and practicability--and every stick Is H A R D ROCK MAn/h (not the imitation kind.) We'll he delighted to Lave yon ^islt our store--see the net fashions in home furnishings for spring. The new low prices -nill please yon! For a Lovely Living ^ Room at Low Cost! Spring Filled Loose Cushion Seats For Sheer Enjoyment Live With Maple! 5-Piece Maple Dinettes, as low as - - - $29.75 2-Piece Maple Living Room Suites, as low as $59.75 3-Piece Maple Bedroom Suites, as low as - - $69.50 Complete Home

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