The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1938 · Page 16
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 16

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 25, 1938
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PAGE SIXTEEN. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 193S. Wrote Gable Extortion Note to "Spite" Women Who Spurned His'Love I By United Press. : FONDA, la.. Feb. 25.--A husky unemployed farm worker admitted to Federal agents today that he sent a $1,000 extortion note to screen sc-1 tor Clark Gable to "spite" a pretty | young widow who spurned his love. Gaylor Forsyth, 30, mailed the note to Gable two weeks ago, signing the name of Mrs. Alice Schnetter, 20, member of a respected Iowa family. He said he had no plans for doing anything more than sending the letter. "I did it for spite," he said. "I fell in love with her, but she wouldn't pay any attention to me." Her father wouldn't let me near his place." G-men slipped into this little community, yesterday, arrested Forryth and transferred him lo the county jail at Pocahontas before the townsfolk, and even ihe town marshal, learned of the case. L. M. Chipman, chief of the Des Moincs office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Forsyth, -who had no criminal record, was traced through his handwriting. Mrs. Schnetter, he said, knew nothing about the" letter and little nbout Forsyth's activities. She told Chipman she had "one or two" dates with Forsyth a few years ago but had ignored him since then. Forsythe returned recently from Florida, where he had been employed in the kitchen of a Miami night club. Since his return, Mrs. Schnetter said, strangers have sent her letter!! containing one dollar bills bearing her name. One of the bills bore the initials "G. F." Chipman said Forsyth denied writing the letter until confronted with the initialed bill and specimens of his handwriting. Forsyth's only concern was the effect his nrrcst would have on his mother and her neighbors. "Gosh," he said, "what will they think?" 24!h District Coal Production Gained SOMERSET, Feb. 25.--Bcvwind- White Coal Mining Company maintained leadership of coal producers in the 24th Bituminous District during 1937, Inspector Michael W. Thomas' report revealed. He listed the company as producing 2,074,212 tons of coal, four times as much as any other company, Rcitz Coal Company being second with 505,940 tons. The district, embracing parts of Somerset and Cambria counties, produced 3,761,992 tons of which 2,110,'559 were mined in Somerset county, showing an increase of 95,499 tons over 1936. There were II mine fatalities, two more than in 1S36, and there were I Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Black. Grade Students Plan Operetta At Confluence CONFLUENCE; Feb. 25.--on March 18 an operetta will be given by the elementary school pupils in the high school auditorium. The program will'be given for elementary students on the afternoon of March 17. Tickets are free but each person must apply, cither in person or in writing at the principal's office. Each person will be limited to two tickets but two or more persons may make application together. Tickets will be issued, beginning March- 11. When all scats arc taken no more passes will be issued but if there Is enough demand the operetta will be repeated. This is a trial procedure and may not become the established practice. Evangelists Progress. The evangelistic meetings which have been in progress at the Gospel Mission continue. Forty-five additions have been received. Evangelists Helen and Billy Smith ore in charge. Bible Class Has Party. The Ladies' Bible Class of the Lutheran Church met with Mrs. D. H Pore and a novel valentine party was arranged for the entertainment Appointments were perfect in cverj detail. The rooms wore prettily decornted in keeping with the occasion. An auction sale provided much merriment and a variety o "white elephants" were sold to thi highest bidder. "Perfect Harmony' also provided much amusement am fortunes were told. Decorations were attractive, clever heart tree adorned the table Red tapers were placed at both end of the table and ihowers of red am white paper hearts, embellisher with cupids, were nrranKed abou the room. A valentine lunch wa served. Dans Evangelistic Camapign. Rev. J. O. Martin, pastor of th Episcopal Church, ha announced an evangelistic cam paign will open'in the church Apr! 3 and continue until Easter. Mrs. F. S. Gerhard, who has been confined to her bed for a few week with a heart condition, is now abl to sit up a little each day. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gerhard ant Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Gerhard o Somerset were recent visitors wit Mr. Gerhard's brother, F. S. Gcrhar and family here. Dr. and Mrs. Harold Black an two children of Everett were rccen visitors with the former's parents 54 mines of the 71 in the district in operation. Pennsville Mr. and Mrs. Russell Frazee hav moved here from Murkleysburg ani occupy rooms over the A. P. store Mrs. G. F. Frazee is slowly im proving from a ievcrc illness. Snow Mantles Forsaken Bridge The qnlct beauty of new-fallen snow graces Oil* lust off Route 22 near I/ewtstown. abandoned bridge spanning Ity com Jack's creek AUDIT SHOWS BIG SHORTAGE IN TAX CASH Continued from Page Eight. $80,522.46, tjie accountant said, while credits on the duplicate, as allowed in the tax (ledger amounted to only $74,381.39--leaving a shortage unaccounted for of $15,131.07. Testifying concerning the 1934 duplicate, Miss McDowell said cash collections, as note from Mrs. Keirsted's figures, totaled $110,150.02. From this was deducted $2,508.95, credited as rebate on the controller's tax ledger, leaving a balance of $107,651.07. The latter total represented collections of $52,550.65 in .First and Second wards; $7,990.21, Third and Fourth wards; $28,135.87, Fifth and Sixth wards; $21,474,29, Seventh and Eighth wards. According to controller's tax ledger, Miss McDowell stated, ca'sh collection credits on the 1934 duplicate amounted to $36,567.41, plus $1,471.85 commission, making a total of $58,039.26. The difference between $107,651.07 cash collections, as noted by figures on the duplicate, and the sum of SAYS STATE'S NEW PRISON JUST FOLLY Continued from Page Nine. Bureau of Prisons, and myself, met at the Osborne Association to consider the Pennsylvania proposal nt the request of Mr. Bennett, director of the United States Bureau of Prisons. "At that meeting the entire project was given careful consideration and it was Uic unanimous opinion of the group that Pennsylvania, with 4,880 maximum security cells, tins a greater proportion of this type of housing than is needed for the prison population, which, on January 1, 1937, was 5,785." ',-1 Cox declared that not more than 25 per cent, of any prison population needed maximum security housing, or, in other words, to be incarcerated in an institution like the proposed Alcalraz. A conference between Dr. Bixby and Pennsylvania officials sometime ago disclosed that even Commonwealth institution oflicials doubted they could cull 100 men out of the existing institution!! who were "so desperate or incorrigible so as to require the Alcatraz type of custody," acocrdmg to Cox. "Further discussion of the project," Cox continued, "developed the unanimous opinion of the group that another serious objection to the proposed Mount Grctna institution grew out of the fact that Pennsylvania has no well integrated centrally controlled penal system and little or no central organization to supervise the ·individual study and classification of inmates which is an indispcnsible adjunct to the operation of a super- maximum security institution." The penologists concluded. Cox by recommending that the Meyersdale , MEYERSDALE, Feb. 25.--Carl Sittner, attending school in New York City, Mrs, Charles Andrews and little daughter of Pntton, Pa., ire spending the week visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bittner. Miss Irene Williams of Washing- ion, D. C., visited relatives and friends during the week. Mrs. Elizabeth Maust ot Salisbury spent Tuesday with relatives. Miss Mary Jane Wiland returned Mrs. Frank Clouse recently re- money be spent on improvements to PENNSVILLE, Feb. 25--Mrs. \V. C. Clark's father, Oliver Stairs, of tuincd from a visit with her son and daughlcr-in-law, Mr. a n d Mrs. Ronald Clouse of Zelienople. pital for heart trouble, was able to return home last week. Mrs. Ruth Crosby, a daughter from Kentucky, is spending several months with him. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Halfhill and Miss Betty Heck were guests at the BOth wedding anniversary"of Mr. and Mrs.~Clark~Buttermorc at Gilmorc's Mill Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Stantz of Scottdale were callers Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale Miller. Mrs. Ruth Heck is visiting with her husband, Hayes Heck, in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loasure of Scottdale were callers Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Lcasure's mother, Mrs. M. E. Miller. Walter Miller, Mrs. May Harris and Mrs. M. E. Miller were at Connellsville State Hospital Monday evening calling on Mrs. Harris' brother, Marion Miller, who Is not t rnuch improved. Mrs. Braden Brcakiron, who underwent treatment at Frick Memorial Hospital at Mount Pleasant, was able to return to her home Tuesday evening. · Mrs. Phuntek of Coalbrook was a visitor at the home of her son-in- law and dnufjhtcr, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hodge. The True Blue Bible ClMS of the 1'i'iins.villc Evangelical Church held K ninthly meeting at the Evangeli- '·nl parsonage at Scottdale Monday evening. Mrs. Herman Arvin ~was given a vlcafant surprise party 'in honor of ' or birthday last · Friday at" her ' omc. Friends and relatives num- ·i ing 30 were present. Games ' · v; played, after which a dainty "ch was served. Mnny beautiful 't.s were received, among them n ':· decorated in honor ol WajJiing- ' ·'!":. Birthday. Mrs. Arvin is a v, 'iKhti-r ot Charles StoulTor. -Miss Emma Joan Taylor of Scott- rinlc spent Sunday afternoon at the "ome of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Miller. Miss Luisc Henry of Kingview is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dale Miller. Miss Henry lj a sister of Mrs. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crossland of Ohio, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Crossland. Miss Dorothy Nicklow and Miss Betty Heck were at Frick Memorial Hospital Sunday calling on Miss Evogene Showman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Showman, who underwent an appendicitis operation last week. Miss Showman is convalescing nicely. ' was a business visitor in town. Mrs. A. G. Boughner is a patient in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. nnd Mrs. E, L. Bcfigs and Mrs. Kenneth Williams were recent visitors at Pittsburgh. Word "was received "here by relatives yesterday that" W. H. Reiber, who is spending the winter with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. nnd Mrs. Howard Wright in Grccnsburg, is suffering with a severe attack of grip. P. E. Vincent was a recent business visitor to Connellsville. Edgar Ream of the Jersey Church community, was in town Wednesday. Alleges Breach of Promise. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 Jean Berry," film actress whose real name is Jean Lavcrty, sued William Hamilton, film editor and director, for $50,000 damages charging he breached a promise to marry her. other State institutions, including the slrciiKthinfi of certain sections lo "provide super-maximum custody for 100 or 150 men, if it icems necessary The proposed Mount Grctna Institution was slated to be constructed by the State Authority ns part ot the State's mammoth building program. Plants to Form 17. S. Map. TOLEDO, Feb. 25.--Plants, native to various states, arc to be planted in the form of the map of the United States in Scott Park here. Aid of WPA in the project is being sough! by the Tony Wroblewski Post ot the American Legion, sponsor of the plan. Llama Driver Starts to Fair. SAN FBANCISCO, Feb. 25.--A resident of Peru has notified the management of the^Golden Gate and International Exposition that he is already enroute on foot to the fair. He expects to be the first person to drive a pack of llamas to the exposition. Heart Pains Alarming But Often Not Serious By LOGAN CLENDENING, St. D. PAIN AROUND the heart always is regarded with great alarm. Sometimes it is^scrlous.ibut more often it in simply due to nervousness. It is known quite well that t o b a c c o will cause a spasm of the arteries of the h e a r t and this will produce attacks of pain in the heart known as " t o b a c c o angina". They differ from real angina In the fact that real angina cornea on after exertion and in relieved by rest. The pain of tobacco angina comes on while the victim Is quietly smoking a cigar or"a clgaret or a pipe, and Dr. Clendenlng Dr. Clendenlng will answer questions of general Interest only, and then only through his column. lit induces a dMlre for rapid movement; the patient throTM himself around, waving hl» wins, until finally the pain !» gone. It has usually been recommended that coffee is a good thing for the heart. It increases circulation In 'the heart muscle, in this way 1m- FTOVHS nutrition -vim t» Hk»Iy to re- llcvo and Improve cases of angina. Recently from the department of medicine of Columbia university o£ New York, it Is suggested that coffee may sometimes bo tho causa of pain In the heart. The proof rests in tho fact the pain disappears promptly when coffeo is withdrawn. Gives Pain to Tenso Folk Coffeo gives heart pain for the ·moiit part in high-strung, tenso Individuals under mental or emotional stress. In fact, tho lowering of the nervous threshold may be tho principal predisposition for susceptibility to coffee. Tho condition affects mostly the normal heart, not those In which actual angina occurs. Heart attack* caused by coffee are not severe. They arc not brought on or aggravated by excr- clso, effort or emotion, and there Is no sign of organic heart disease. In a number of cases It was shown that abstention from coffeo caused a cessation of the attacks and allowed normal active life to continue for many years. I quote this report for what It is worth for those fe%v high-strung individuals %vho may be affected in this way. I do not telteve that coffee Uoea this to normal people. On the contrary, I think it Is good for their hearts. It seems to me that In tlie report, the fact that the patients are nervous and high strung would Indicate that the attacks were of a nervous character and, of course, nervousness of thi5 to Washington, D. C., Wednesday after a visit with her mother, Mrs. J. M. Wiland. Mrs. Charles Shroycr has returned from a week's visit with relatives and friends in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C, REPORT REVIEWS LEAN FARM ERA WINNEREG, Feb. 25.--The average cash Income ot formers on the Canadian (prairies during the depression years from 1930 to 1935 was $707, according to figures collected by J. B. Rutherford to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. He said in most cases families managed to survive by letting mortgage interest and taxes go unpaid. C58.039.2G, as credited on the tax ledger, leaves a shorVagc of $49,611.81 unaccounted for. For the two years--1933 and J934 --the Hal shortage is $04,742.38, according to Mrs. Keirsted's own entries as checked against credits allowed on the controller's tax ledger which represent payments made fcy the woman' tax-collector to the county treasurer and turned over to the controller for county records. While making her final appearance on the stand yesterday, Mrs. Kcirstcd testified she was unable to find cer- « lain records requested o£ her Monday by t!.c county's special counsel to substantiate her declarations she had turned over to the treasurer, on June 23, 1933, cash in the amount of $21,733.73 to close her 1932 duplicate, and, on July 9, 1934, a cash total of $24,071.43. Doe Eats 825 Meal. LONDON, Feb. 25--After going to his bank in TrowbrWge, G. Williams, a poultry farmer, set Ms dog to guard the money in his car. When he returned he found the dog had opened the envelope and was Just eating the last fragments of a five-pound note. TAX NOTICE Tuesday, March 1st is the last day on which to pay the last installment of 1937 city taxes without penalty. C. K. McKESSON, Tax Collector kind is by toffee. Food Values Friday and Saturday Fri. CHOICE MEATS Sat PORK LOlN, whole, half or end cut Ib 22c CENTER CUT CHOPS 2Bc LB. PORK BUTTS Ib. 21 c Tender Lean BEEF LIVER Ib. 17c It's Good for You DAISY CHEESE Ib. 21 c Mild Flavor GROUND MEAT Ib. 21 c Economical JUMBO BOLOGNA Ib. 16c For Sandwiches ' FRANKFURTERS Ib. 17c Goort With Kraut OYSTERS Standard Spinach PRINCESS Beans 2 BAXTER'S CUT WAX Corn 3 CALEDONIA Grapefruit DEL MONTE SLICED Corn Beef Hash ARMOUR'S Salad Dressing USCO 32 OZ. JAR Wesson Oil FOR COOKING Pears DEL MONTE Royal Pudding CHOCOLATE, VANILLA, BUTTERSCOTCH Apricots FANCY EVAPORATED Wheaties 2 BREAKFAST OF CHAMPS Corn Flakes KF.LLOGG'S Heinz Ketchup niris TOMATOES Macaroni * HEINZ' BEST Allspice CREAM OF TARTAR Iflc Toilet Tissue 2 usco pt. 26c No, 214 1 O -* can '^ 1£C No. 2 can* No. 2 cans No. t can No. 2V5 can Ib. boxes box H OT. bottle 17-oz, cans sift tin rolls 29c 23c 15c 15c 32c 25c 20c 5c 20c 23c 8c 19c 25c 9c 20c SMOKED BELLIES Ib. 19c Popular Cut IRISH HAMS Ib. 28c Fine Flavor MEAT LOAF Ib. 16c Regular LOIN STEAK Ib. 30c Tender Juicy ROUND STEAK Ib. 26c Government Inspected R I B ROAST Ib. 25c Branded Beef CHUCK ROAST .:. Ib. 23c From Grain Fed Steers Sweet Cakes ASSORTED P- G. Soap WHITE NAPTHA Chipso FOR CLOTHES Oxydol LARGE BOX 20e Camay Soap FOR TENDER SKINS Lava Soap REMOVES GRIME Ivory Soap 2 MEDIUM CAKES lie Crisco 3-LB CAN 57c Kraft Cheese SWANKY SWIG GLASSES Molasses B'RER RABBIT Kraft Dinner IT'S GOOD Cocoa ROCKVVOOD Coffee MAXWELL HOUSE Lima. Beans CALIFORNIA Pancake Flour AUNT JEMIMA Matches SEARCHLIGHT Sweet Relish usco Salt IODIZED Ib. force nhff. small box 18c 10 bar, 39 C 20c 9c 6c 6c lOc 20c 19c 21c 25c large 1-lb. can 2 Ib. can I Ib. can Ibs, bov 7 oz. Jar 2-lb. box 17c 17 c 27c 15c lie 25c lOc 7c . 2 doz. 27c GRANGER California 220'i ORANGES California 344's LEMONS California 360's APPLES Grimes Golden CABBAGE 2 Ibs. 9c New Texas .Fri. FRESH PBQDUCE Sat, doz. 27c .doz. 20c .10 Ibs. 27c CELERY HEARTS bunch 8c Crisp--3 to Bunch LETTUCE . ., 2 heads 15c Iceberg Crisp ONIONS 2 Ibs. 9c Yellow--U. S. No. 1 PARSNIPS 2 Ibs. 13c Washed TOMATOES Ib. 14c Solid Ripe

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