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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 28, 1938
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1938. THIS DA1L/Y COURIER, CONNJELJ-iSVlLiLiE, PA. PAGE THREE. NEWS OF THE COURTS UNIONTOWN, Feb. 28.--All polling places in Fayette county may bo equipped with voting machines for the fall elections it county commissioners can "see our way dear to make the necessary expenditures," it was learned from Commissioner John W. Rankin. "We did set up sufficient money to buy 20 additional machines soon," he said, "but, after talking things over, we thought it might be possible to advertise for bids for approxi- . itely 100--the number we still need ' to equip every polling place in the country." The county already has 100 machines that were active in past elections in the two third class cities as well as many boroughs and townships. The automobile dispute between county commissioners and the district attorney, apparently, was settled ·when the former turned over the large county sedan for use of James Rcilly and his staff and plan to advertise for bids for a new machine to be used by the commissioners. A flareback resulted, recently, when Commissioner John W. Rankin declared he would not approve the purchase of a new car for use by the district attorney's office and another for the county home. However, it was finally decided the large Chrysler sedan, owned by the county, placed at the disposal of the prosecutor's' staff and a new one purchased later for use of the commissioners. Although convicted and sentenced on a paternity charge growing out of the birth of a child last June 19 to Gwendolyn Fazenbaker, Saltlick township, Samuel Martin, former ConnellsviUe High School athlete, was released by Judge H. S. Dumbauld from compliance with the penalt;- imposed in the case. Martin was found guilty by a jury at the December criminal session and, on January 22, was directed by the court to pay lying-in expenses of $15, costs of prosecution and the sum of $2 a week until the' child reaches the age of 16. However, on a petition recently presented by Defense Counsel J. C. Glassburn, Judge Dumbauld directed the defendant be released from further compliance with the order of court "unless the child should become a charge on poor authorities of the county." On a petition presented by the prosecutrix, an order was handed down by Judge Dumbauld directing that a process be issued for Daily Jackson, Fairchance, and a hearing be scheduled for March 1. Jackson had been charged April 5 1934. with adultery and paternity oi a child born to Anna Link, Fairchance. Last February 4, he was ordered by the court to pay $55 arrearages due on his original sentence ·--payments to be made on the basis of $5 a month, beginning March 1 and payments on order for middle oJ February and March to be made as directed or defendant committed to county jail. In a petition of February 23, presented in open court, the prosecutrix charged Jackson failed to make the payment due February 15 "and is now preparing to leave the jurisdiction of the court for the purpose of escaping payments required under order of court." Miss Link stated that "unless action is taken promptly by the court for apprehension and arrest of Daily Jackson, and for furnishing of bond,' she will "be deprived of further benefit." On tl c basis of the petition, the process was ordered issued and the date set for the hearing in the case Suit to recover $750 with interes from December 16,1937, was cnterec Thursday with Prothonotary John Brady to B. M. Spackman, trading as Eastern States Transportation Company, Uniontown against R, H. Michael and John Girard, trading as Michael and Girard, of this city. The action, filed by the law firm of Morrow and Sturgis, sets forth tha: on September 21, 3937, tho plaintiff loaned the defendants $1,000 for iclping them to finance certain ob- igations, the payment of which was mperative. On September 27, 1937, the sum of $250 was repaid, leaving a balance of $750. / County jail sentences' were imposed by Judge Harry A. Cottom on Alvie Allen, Jr.;' and Arthur Harding, Hopwood youths arrested by Trooper John E. Gettier charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony at the tavern of A. C. Livengood, Route 40, Hopwood. Defense Counsel Wade K. Newell indicated to the court the willingness ;o enter a plea provided the charge of entering was eliminated from the information since the two lads admitted to tearing away strips and forcing the window open several inches with a lever. They did not enter the building, however, he said. Following testimony, the court directed Allen to pay one-half the costs, a fine of six cents and serve 30 days in jail. If the fine and costs are paid within 15 days, the defendant will be released under an 18-month parole. Harding was ordered to pay one- half the costs, the sum of six cents and spend three months behind jail bars. If, however, the fine and costs are paid, he will be released on a three-year parole. County Home Personnel Is Changed by Commission County Extension Association Meets March 10, Flatwoods Annual meeting of the Fayctte County Agricultural Extension Association will be held in Curfew Grange Hall at Flatwoods Thursday March 10, it was announced today by County Farm Accnt R. E. Carter. Opening at 10:30 o'clock in the morning and continuing until mid- afternoon, the session will be featured by lectures on soil erosion and European rural life. At noon a chicken dinner will be served. The program includes an early business session with reports by the community leaders. At 11:15 o'clock there will be an address with exhibits on soil erosjon control by A. E. Cooper, Pcnn State agronomy specialist, and a short talk by H. E. Niesley, assistant director of the extension service of Pennsylvania State College. After the dinner, there will be a talk on kitchen arrangement by Miss Edith Martin and then an illustrated address by William Kerns, extension specialist, on "Rural Life in Europe." UNIONTOWN, Feb. 28.--Appointments and changes in county home personnel was announced by county commissioners following organization of the county institution district board, comprised solely of commissioners, which was made directly responsible for the county home and its inmates under the new act of legislature abolishing poor boards in Pennsylvania. John W. Rankin was made president of the institution district board. Position of secretary went to Higinbotham. The board unanimously elected Dr. Russell B. Sangston to succeed Dr. J. E. VnnGilder as physician at the county home. The appointment is effective March 1 to July 1, 1938, at a monthly salary of $75, Dr. Van Gilder, originally appointed for four months, agreed to continue as home physician during the turmoil resulting from the new act and until after the new board was elected and a successor named. Mrs. Inez Fisher, Fairchance, was unanimously elected as practical nurse in the home, effective February 18, at a salary of $50 per month. Previously, Commissioner Rankin had presented the name of Alex Mead, Uniontown, as steward, and Mrs. George Mead, his wife, as matron. A ballot was taken, Rankin and Higinbotham voting yes; Karolcik, no. On the vote majority, Mead received the position at a monthly salary of $150 and Mrs. Mead at n salary of $50 per month, as of February 1. The name of A. L. Sharpnack, McClcllandtown, was presented by Rankin for the position of farmer at county home. A ballot was taken, Rankin and Higinbotham voting yes; Karolcik, no. Sharpnack received the position at a monthly salary of $100, without board, as of February 1. Commissioner Higinbothnm presented the name of Thomas Higin- Perryopolis PERRYOPOL1S. Feb. 28.--The members of the World Wide Guild of the Flatwoods Baptist Church held its annual George Washington party Tuesday evening at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Griffin. About 65 people attended. A program had been arranged by Mrs. Paul Brown, Mrs. Daniel Mosscr and Mrs-. Robert E. Furnior, Attend Dinner Dance. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Cox attended a dinner dance given by the Triangle Club of Uniontown Tuesday evening. Junior CIa.s.1 Has Dance. The junior class of the high school sponsored a dance Wednesday night In the school auditorium. The proceeds will be used for the junior- senior prom. A large number of students attended. The prize for the best dancers was given to Mary Blair and L. A. Brown. See Hockey Game. J. S. Thorpe and Joseph Hazy attended the hockey game at Duquesnc Garden in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. Cat Upsets Police Force. SAN ROSA, Cal., Feb. 28.--An automatic burglar alarm enabled the police to make an unusual catch here. Seizing their guns and gas masks, the entire police staff rushed to the building indicated and cautiously working their way in discovered a cat attempting to pull the carass of a rabbit's body had broken one of the contact wires, setting off the alarm. Doctor 9 s Book Good Reading On Washington's Birthday By LOGAN CLENDENTNO, M. D. APPROPRIATE reading for Washington's birthday, especially for its medical reminiscences. Is Dr. Cecil Drinker's book "Not So Long Ago". It consists in excerpts from his gr«at-grcat- g r a ndmothor's diary. She lived In Philadelphia: the diary covers the years from 1758 to 1807. It gives a very good picture of medical practice In those colonial d a y s ; Mrs. D r i n k e r Dr. Clendcnlng took a lively Interest In sickness, a trait that she apparently handed down to her descendants, for Dr. Drinker, the editor of tho diary, Is distinguished as the Inventor of the iron lung, »o well publicized today in tho treatment of Infantile paralysis. They lived In what would bo a queer world to us. Everything we instinctively do when faced with sickness was unknown to them. Smallpox vaccination, ether and asepsis in surgical operations, and in childbirth; the stethoscope, the clinical thermometer, bathtubs, the hypodermic syringe, were all unknown. In 1S03, Indeed, the Drinkers did become possessed of a bathtub-made of wood lined with tin and painted, with castora under ye bottom and a brass lock to let out tho water, costing 17 dollars. They frequently lent It to neighbors who had illness In their homes. Most of the medlcino practiced wa.* domestic, tho administration of home remedies by the mother of the family. "Sum Lewis, » little boy from Sleepy Creek, com* to live with us; he had the Itch; which I basted him on tho seventh night with brimstone"--brimstone* being sulphur, was good treatment, sulphur ointment being the approved treatment today. Child Swallows Pin "Oct. 29. 1799. · Elizabeth has just swallowed a pin. I made her take a raw egg, white and yolk. It Is what frequently happens to chil- Dr. Clendcning will answer .questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. dren, and It li admirable that «o few bad consequences follow--ft slips down tho common sower with other things, and kind nature often avoids calamity." In 1786, the Drinkers encountered the most famous of American quacks. Elisha Perkins was a shrewd son of Connecticut, who felt that he did his patients a great deal of good as he passed his hands over them In the course of examination. He ascribed this to electro-magnetic Influences, and thought they would bo more powerful If he used metals. So ho constructed a pair of tractors, one brass and the other steel, and applied them at different points on the body with apparent great success In many diseases. March 23,1786, tho diary records Elisha Perkins, or Dr. Perkins, ·was here this afternoon and operated on H. D. with his metallic Instruments for the rheumatism; If my faith Is necessary to tho cure, I fear 'tis not compleat," says the shrewd old lady. Elisha Perkins has gone his way and one no longer hears of the metal tractors, but tho credulity and superstition that made him amous still exists, and people fall or Abram machines and a thou- ancl fancy treatments, botham for outside Investigator and on a majority vote, ho was elected to the position at a salary of $100 a month with the understanding he would furnish and maintain his own car. Karalcik did not ballot on tins applicant. Commissioner Rankin presented the name of Robert Watson for position of night watchman. On the majority ballot of Rankin and Hig- inbothnm--Karolcik voting no- Watson was elected at a salary of $80 per month, without/board. Kankin presented the] name of Georgia Shaffer, Republic, for m£id at the county home. oA the majority vote of Rankin and Higinbotham --Karolcik not voting--she was elected at a salary of $35 a month, with board. On motion of Rankin, seconded by Higinbotham, it was unanimously resolved that the following employes of the county home and sanitarium be employed at the set salaries: William Shanaberger, engineer, $125 per month, without board; Perry Umbel, herdsman, $80". month, without board; Joseph Fiffik, 'farmer, $80 month, without board; Frank Gleason, farmer (rent furnished), $75 month, without board; Ralph McKnight, farmer, $50 month, with board. The following were named at monthly salaries which include board; Teresa R. Burns, clerk, $150; Rose Curry McCloy, nurse and matron at sanitarium, $100; Marietta Jackson, nurse county home, $80; Myrtle Rhodes, assistant matron, $50; Mary Correalc, cook, $55; Mary Sokol, maid, $35; Elmeda Valeric, laundress, $35; Florence Shimshock, waitress, $35. Helen Gudac, cook at sanitarium, $45; John Kusha, day fireman, $10; Mansfield Colcman, night fireman, $10; Allen Sollenbcrger, cow tester, $4; Emil Kalffke, carpenter, $10; Natale Boff, shoemaker, $5; John Urban, orderly, county home, $20; William Ford, farmer, $5; William Sid- BARCLAY ON BRIDGE WRITTEN FOB CENTRAL PKES3 By S h e p a r d B a r c l a y -XJw Authority on Antfcorltle*" .it'» I^.^I.M; TIIK UANU i AMONG THE reasons why flno (players like a split of four trumps tin the declarer's hand opposite four jn dummy, In preference to a flve- ithreo division of the null, Is that jelther holding may be treated as Jthnt of the declarer and the other iused for ruffing: out losers. When the declarer's hand Is used for ·ruffing, making the dummy the one 'to set up, the usual order of events Is reversed. Such tactics are scl- jdom possible when tho declarer has five trumps opposite three In tho dummy. *K JO 6 · J 7 6 2 4 A Q 10 3 V A Q 10 4 * 8 4. A 10 6 2 (Dealer: South. East-West vulnerable.) South's original bid on this deal was 1-Spado, which was overcalled by West with 2-Dlamonds. North and Eaat passed. In response to a double by South, North called 2-HcarU, South three and North four. West won the first diamond trick and switched to the heart 3, which riorth-won wlln the J. The u:a- mond 5 was now ruffed and the club 2 led to West's K. West returned another club and after winning with the, Q, declarer ruffed another diamond. On the club A, tie discarded ja spade and then ruffed tho club 10 with tho heart 6. Tho diamond 'J was now trumped with the heart A and the spado A cashed. When the spade 3 was led, East holding only three trumps, was obliged to trump and return a heart to North's two remaining trumps, the K-9. Tho last two tricks were North's. Due to his fine planning, declarer lost only three tricks, the diamond on the first round, the club K and the spado that East rutted. · « · Tomorrow's Problem V A O 2 · Q 10 8 S 4 . 7 6 5 V K 5 S *K J 6 4 *K J8 (Dealer: South. East-West vulnerable.) What is tho best defense to keep South from making 3-No Trumps on this deal ? well, cook, inmates' kitchen, $15; Joseph Rable, kitchen help (4), $15. All employes will bo employed from month to month, it was unanimously decided on motion of Rankin, seconded by Higinbotham. It was also unanimously decided that requisitions must be presented to the board for all goods and supplies purchased for the county home and sanitarium and that each em- ploye of the home or sanitarium must sign a requisition for any item obtained by them. The items are to be charged against the employe, to afford a checking system in accounting for everything used on county home premises nnd explain uses for which equipment and supplies are obtained. / Homes. 1 You will find desirable homes and home sites advertised in our classi- Qcd columns. Sewing Projects Shifted to State By /Legislation Spciual to The Courier. UNIONTipWN.- Feb. 28.--Responsibility for carry on county WPA sewing projects was definitely shifted to tiie Department of Public Assistance in an opinion cited by Deputy Attoi icy General John P. Wanner in a letter to Commissioner John W. Rankin and Controller Albert Montgomery. The communication, in reply to a letter of F x V-ruary 14, lent additional support to the stand that had been taken by Rankin and Commissioners Arthur Higinbothnm and Michael Karolcik to precipitate open bitterness between the county board nnd WPA officials. Rankin refused to have. anything whatever to do with the sewing projects in face of refusal of WPA heads, he laid, to furnish h'im with a list of women employed on the projects and an i'cmized statement showing what disposition was being made of garments made by the cmploycs.- . Th» letter from the deputy attorney gcnerrl said: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of Fcbiuary 14. It is my opinion that under the Goodrich Plan the responsibility for carrying on sewing projects rests with the Department of Public Assistance rather than with the institution district of your county. "Your institution district would aid and encourage the setting up of a M-wing project in your county through your institution district by purchasing the products of such sewing project. I would suggest that your board of county commissioners, as directors of your institution district, take up the matter with the counts- board of public assistance in your county. 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