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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 17, 1939
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PAGE SIXTEEN'. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. FRIDAY, MARCH 17, SELF-TORTURE RITUAL Will CLIMAX LENT OBSERVANCE BY HERMANOS PENITENTES' By International New Service. DENVER, Mar. 17.--Again this year Lent is bringing preparations in the remote mountain villages of southern Coloiado and northern New Mexico among Los Hermanos Peni- tenles--"the penitent brother"--for their realistic Pabsion play on the ancient holy day of flagellation commemorating the crucifixion of Chiibt. Activity in the fraternity is pointed to the ntes performed on Good Friday when mcmbeis of the order lash their own bodies to emulate the suffering of Christ on Calvary. The ntual of the mysterious organization represents a stranse heritage of the original Penitente order brought over from Spain in 1594. Its membership is secret, the number of members Ms unknown. Most of those belonging to the order are believed to be in tbe mountainous regions surrounding the San Luis valley in Colorado, and extending down into New Mexico, perhaps as far south as Taos. Membership Widened. Originally the brotherhood was limited to descendants of the early Spanish conquerors. However, during the four centuries of the cult's existence in this country, interracial mingling has produced a membership of persons of inbred Indian and Mexican blood, some illiterate and low- caste, bxtt others of high esteem and political leadeiship in their communities have been known to belong. The Good Friday climatic ceremony is preceded by the 40 days of Lent during which members fashion many-thonged whips of the razor- edged vucca. plant, even studding the lashes with bits of broken'glass and cactus spines. At their weekly Lenten meetings in the windowless "morade" or chapel, members subject themselves to periods of self-torture which reach a severe cjimax during the Good Friday ceiemontes. Tho Good Friday ceremony has its inception in the Bibical story of the crucifixion. A member of the order is chosen by lot to play the role of "El Christo"-- the Christus. His identity is kept secret. If the rigors of the ceremony prove fata!, his family later learns of his "honor" when his shoes are left on the doorset. As late as a half a century apo, "El Chvisto" was actually nailed to the cross, but in more recent'years he is merely bound to it by rawhide throngs. Parade to Ritual. On the night of the crucifixion, the shrill piping o£ a reed fife blown by "Pitero" leads the parade to "Calvario," the scene of the final ritual. Behind the piper is "Hermano," the chief of the local chapter, and following him is the hooded figure of "El Christo." "El Christo" carries on his back an immense cross, sometimes weighing as much as 300 pounds. He is bared to the waist and two escorts lash him with whips at every other step. Behind and around him are the devout brothers, oil barefoot and clad only in loose fitting cotton trousers. Jn measured cadence they lash their bared shoulders and backs with their whips, many wear crowns of thorns and the more devout work themselves up to such a frenzy of religious fervor that they throw themselves into =lumps of cactus to intensify then- ritualistic suffering. Children Also Attend. Following this bloody parade ore the women and children. Male children attend the ceremonies in preparation lor the time when they will become members of the fraternity. This weird procession, punctuated by moans, sobs and shrieks, ends at the hill designated as the "Calvario." Here "El Christo" is bound to the cross he has borne, and amid an impressive ceremony, the cross is raised to an upright position, bearing its human figure. It is only when "El Christo" faints from the pain and ·torture of being suspended by his wrists and ankles, that he is cut down. Thus climaxing another annual event in the world's strangest religious order. Medwick Still With Cards; No Trade is Decision of Bosses By Untied Prcis. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Mar. 17.-The St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday removed Joe Medwick from the trading block after a conference between Cardinal and Brooklyn Dodger officials. Vice-President Larry MacPhail and Manager Leo Durocher of the Dodgers left the conference today saying they had offered a "lecord price" for Medwick, but it evidently was not enough to satisfy President Sam Breadon and Vice-President Branch Rickey of St. Louis. Medwick is a holdout, demanding $20,000. "Medwick will not be sold or traded by the Cardinals," Rickey said tonight. "I make this statement with no thought of trying to force Mod- wick to accept the contract terms offered but with a desire to deny current reports that Medwick is on the open market. "If Medwick does not feel he cares to acccept the club's terms, that is his own business. In that case he will have to sit it out by himself for the Cards will place a full team on the field against Pittsburgh in the opening game April 17." Durocher said Breadon a n d Rickey turned down every proposition he made for the outfield. "I thought we had a chance to get Medwick," he said, "but everything is off now." By Central Press VANCOUVER, B. C. --Eighty thousand square miles wore added to United States territory by the recent Lincoln Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition, according to the three sun-tanned young explorers pictured as their party arrived in Vancouver aboard the Canadian-Aus- tralicn liner Aorangi. Smiling their pleasure at ncar- incr home, the trio are (left to : Fred G. Scid, of New York City, radio operator; Burt J. Trc- rice, of Nova Scotia, pilot; and Dr. U. T. Rlioads, of Everett, Wash., expedition surgeon. Dr. Rhoads announced that the new lands explored have general mineral possibilities. They arc not volcanic. Ellsworth made contact \nth the new territory at the 69th latitude south and the 79th longitude east. some tjOO miles east of Endcrby Island. Several narrow escapes from disaster were experienced by the explorers. The closest came when ice stove a large hole in the bow of the 400-ton expedition ship W\ Earp, which the crew were able to patch op before the vessel could fill. Germany nlso is claiming lands in the Antarctic as result of a recent expedition there in the Se/iwo- bcmland. NO POLICE RADIO FOR MONONGAHELA MONONGAHELA, Mar. 17.--A proposal to purchase police radio equipment for the city's law enforcement officers was detested when a vote by council ended in a tie. Mayor W. E. McCrackcn and Councilman W. J. Blythe favored the purchase but Councilmcn H. Clark Underwood and Joseph 1 P. Warnc opposed it on the grounds that public sentiment was against it. 7/ZWgWWJgmwa Su AJSMSwStiS; JCrnfn' 1 -1*^"^ '3tr so mild, tborougti. re- JrcMbltiK. Invigorating. Dcpcodnblo «Uel from nick headaches, bilious epclla, tired Icclins wncn U/-'thnnf W RkTS«" ? °' 1 ' ra ° x* " m '?" nltnOUt KISK dniKStet. Mate the teat--theQ If not dPJlRlitetl. return tbe box to us. We will refund tho purchaso ^ p r i c e . Thut'i f a i r . ^i.% Set NS Tablets today. «£'* QUICK RELIEF FOR ACID INDIGESTION Defends Sit-Downers Buff Donelli Named I Women's Committees Af Country Club Are Reorganized for Year At a icctnt reorganization meet' ing of the women's committee of the Plenum! Valley Country Club Miss Esther Loucks of Scottdale was elected general chairman and Miss Jane F. Cans of Connellsville vice- chairman. They in turn appointed the following committee chairmen for the year: Dinner, Miss Carrie Jane Marietta of Connellsville. Luncheons, Mrs. Paul O. Malone of Connellsville. Golf, Mrs. Basil J. Soisson of Con- nellsviUe. These chairmen will name their own aides for each event of the year. Mrs. Philip L. Theibert of Scottdale will serve as secretary-treas- Stole WPA 'Gosgles, Charge. UNIONTOWN, Mar. 17--Mike Herbinko, 31, of Pittsburgh, and Chailes Konkus, 30, of West Brownsville ·were lodged in the county jail Wednesday charged with the theft of several pairs of goggles used by WPA workers engaged in stone work on a project in Jumonville. Privates T. A. Maggioncalda and Robert Harting of the State Police rounded up the two mspects. WHEN YOU NEED EXTRA CASH PHONE 1-3-1-3 Inquire About Our Auto or Fwrnitw* Lotnu UP TO '3OO U N I O N LOAN CO. To Hospital First Time at 78. AKRON, O., Mar. 17.--Seventy- eight-year-old Minnie EHet is in the hospital for the first time in her life, but she considers it "just a vacation," although she is afraid that she won't be able to keep up her annual custom of. giving Bibles to members of Successor to Smith PITTSBURGH, Mar. 17.--Aldo (Buff) Donelli was selected Thursday as new head football coach and athletic director o£ Duquesne University to succeed John Philip (Little Clipper) Smith, who resigned yesterday after being head coach of the Dukes for three years. Donelli was elevated from first assistant coach and had served on the coaching staff of Duquesne through four regimes--Elmer Layden, Joe Bach, Christy Flanagan and Smith. His plans for the future uncertain, Smith resigned for the "best Interests of the university," after a conference yesterday with the Very Rev. J. J. Callahan, TJuquesne's president. SAVE MONEY on your Spring Clothes DJIESS SHIRTS $1, $1.35, $1.50 Phillip Jones, Yale and Town Club in new patterns and colors. DRESS PASTS SI .95 and $2.95 Smart new patterns in new slack models. SPORT OXFORDS $1.50 to $3.50 Black, brown, combinations. Grope or leather soles. Spring Suits 9 SQ.95 All wool fabrics in single and double breasted styles. Sport models. New colors and fabrics. Others to $19.50 SPRING HATS Choice of wanted shapes and shades. Real values at $ 1.95 H. W A R S H A L OUTFITTER FOR H£N AJiD BOYS 134 North Pittsburgh Street "WSIHam Leader, president of American Federation of Hosiery Workers, is pictured s he appeared in Philadelphia court to defend Branch J of bis union in Apex Hosiexy Co,, $3,516,8^2 damage suit against sit- downers accused of wrecking 134 knitting machines in 1337. Leader is said to have called the sit-down. tho graduating class at Ellet high school--named, for her family. Why Oppenheims For .Your Spring Suit? A Fair Question and here are Our Answers BECAUSK--Every Suit was _ hand picked. Our Spring collection represents the best that is available in the market--the fullest value, most authentic styling and finest tailoring your money can buy. BECAUSE -- We have always guaranteed satisfaction f r o m every garment we have ever sold. BECAUSE--We feature only the finest standard brands and at prices your budget can easily accomodate. BECAUSE--Their details in styling, their handsome ease of line and their superior ·workmanship is of the best. We'd welcome an early opportunity to show you. $22.50 to $35.oo NEW H A T S $2.95 Styles and colors to suit every taste. New browns, grays, greens and "blues. to $5 SHIRTS $1.65 to $2.50 NECKWEAR 55c to $1.00 QPPENHEIM'S ^w^ FASHION'S FOR MEN* \J 117 X o r t l i I'lttslini-g Strcol. I'limif 20S7 Saturday FOOD SALE Friday Saturday Ib. 7c Lima Beans California Grown, USCO Preserves 3 Ib. jar 52c Assorted Flavors. Cut Beans 3 No. 2cans20c They're Stringless. Dinry Moore 24 oz. can 21 c Corned Beef and Cabbage. BLACK PEPPER BEE HKAXI) 14 Ib. Sift Xin 15c Salad Dressing qt. jar 29c Usco for Extra Flavor. Tomatoes . 3 No. 2 cans 20c Standard--Solid Pack. Tuna Fish No. V2 can 15c Make a Salad. Lemon Juice 5% oz. can 7c Treesweei. Brand. ON SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Choice Quality Meats ° NSAL " R1DAY PORK LOINS Ib. 21 c Whole, l /- or End Cuts. Center Cut Chops, lb. 2Si PORK BUTTS Ib. 20c Popular Pork Cut. BACON Whole, Half or End Cuts. ||j t 23c Corn King--Machine Sliced, Ib. 26c. LUNCHEON LOAF .. Ib. 17c Minced for Sandwiches. FRANKFURTERS Ib. 23c Cook Them With Kraut. SPANISH LOAF Ib. 19c Snappy Flavor. L O I N S T E A K 38c lb R l B R O A S T 32c lb AND SATURDAY LONG BOLOGNA Ib. 17c For a Quick Lunch. COOKED SALAMI Ib. 20c Your Favorite Cold Cut. LONGHORN CHEESE Ib. 20c You'll Like Its Flavor. GROUND BEEF Ib. 24c For Spaghetti and Meat Balls. CHUCK ROAST Ib. 30c For Sunday's Dinner. PLATE BOIL Ib. 18e Let's Have Vegetable Sonp. PRATTLOW'S ASSORTMENT OF FANCY FRUITS 10 *sTM $2.67 Dr. Phillips Blend 47 oz can Orange and Grapefruit Juice. Chili Sauce 12 oz bottle Usco -- Snappy Flavor. Mission Peaches, 2--2V2 cans Sliced or Halves. N. B. C. Cakes ............. 2 pkgs. Popular Lorna Dooncs. A3LUOXIA ................................. qt. 13c Columbia Cleaning. PUFFED WHEAT ............... pkg. Me Quaker Cereal. SHREDDK1) WHEAT, 2 nkgs 2,'!c N. B. C. Cereal. ' W COFFEE ....................... 11). 19c Fresh Ground Roasted. 21 c 15c 27c 25c GROUND CINNAMON jJLeCORMICK'S BEE BRA3JD ' Sift Tin 9c Chocolate Hobbies Ib. 19c J*. B. C. Tempting and Tasty. Rock wood Cocoa ... 2 Ib. can 17c For Better Flavor. Karo Syrup . . . . 2 No. 1 Vz cans 25c Blue Label Can. Gloss Starch Arffo--For the I^aandry. 3 Ib. pkg. 21c BHN" r EK pkg. 9c Sophie Tucker Brand. HEINZ MUSTARD Extra Snappy Flavor. 1 Oz. A _ Glass CHEKJUiiS 2 *. 3J cans' S!): Kaysville Uoyal Anne. Fancy rUSrPKIJf, Jfo. 2 3 ,2 win lie Tor Tasty Pies. flJUPEKKUIT JTo. 2 can lOc Dromedary Sliced. tfSCO MILK 3 tail cans lOc For Table or Cooking. MATCHES 6 for 23c Searchlight. .POTATOES peck 32c Maine U. S. No. 1. POTATO SAT.AD .'.. Ib. I5c Fresh Fruits Vegetables ON SALE FDIDAY AND SATURDAY OKAXGES - d° z - 24c California Xaval 200's. ORAJfGES doz. 17c Florida 253 Size. GIJAPEPRUIT 4 for 17c Marsa Seedless. T/EStOXS doz. 24c Sunltisl SCO's. APPLES 5 I1)S. 21c Rome Beauty U. S. No. 1--Also Baldwins. CABBAGE -!')· 4c Nice Solid Heads. CARROTS - 2 Jmnehes 9c Texas Grown. CSLEEY 2 stalks lie Grown in Florida. COM/AR1) 2 1T)S. 9c Eat More Greens. KAIB ~ 2 ))s. 9c Crisp and Fresh. LETTUCE 2 heads 17c Iceberg: Crisp. MUSHROOMS Ib. 33c Nice and Fresh. RHUBARB lb. lie Fancy Quality. 0*IONS S bundles lOc Green--Snappy Flavor. SPINACH .. 3 U)S. 19c. New Texas. TOXATOKS 11). ISc Florida Taney. YAMS ^Ibs. 22c Louisiana Grown. ONION SETS Yellow 2 Ibs. 9c Red or White fb. 5c SEA FOOD HADDOCK lb. 13c Frozen Fillet. POHOIJES lb. 17e Fresh Round. OYSTERS pint Sic Extra Standard. DKVIT.ET) CRABS 3 for 25c Serve Them Tonight. 3E01ASSES Xo. 2K can 25e Br'er Rabbit Brand. BUTTERSCOTCH lb. 25c Reed's Squares. CHEESE Y Z II). pkg. 14c American, Brick, Pimento. HEE\ T Z KETCHUP 14-oz. Ml. 17e Made of Ripe Tomatoes. P. G. SOAP 3 giant bars lie All purpose Soap. BAKED BEANS Heinz in Tomato Sauce. 18 Oz. lOc Can SMAM, OXYDOT, _.... pJijr. 9c For Quick Suds. LARGE OXTDOl phg. 19c Washes Clothes Cleaner. LARGE CHIPSO For Clothes or Dishes. 21c CRISCO Veg. Shortening lb. can 19c 3 Ibs. can 49c CAMAY SOAP 4 cakes 23c Soap of Beautiful Women. PRIJ)E-0-'EST doz. 28c All White Egffs. I'UR^BROOK doz. 25c Mixed Eggs. Cellophane Wrapped Full Dressed Chickens SUPPLY COMPANY

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