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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, March 9, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 0, 1938. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVFLLE. PA. PAGE THREE.. NEW LIGHTING TOR" SCHOOLS, i MT. PLEASANT Board Will I n c l u d e Funds in Budget for Next Year. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar. 9.-Students in the three grade schools will have better light for their studies next year. At a .meeting of the Board of Education Monday the directors heard estimates of the cost of Installation and operation given by a representative o£ the West Pcnn Power Company and decided to include the amounts in the budget for next year. No change in the lighting system will be made this term. Recently the · directors visited Connellsville High School to sec the "model classroom" in which the , latest type lighting fixtures are in use. They were greatly impressed by the room and under the new setup it is believed many students' eyes will be saved. A WPA project was accepted for the building of bleachers on.the west side of Ramsay.Athletic Field. They are to be built on a 60-40 basis, and the board's share will be approximately $1,400. The contract for the lumber to be used was awarded to Ray Miller. Olterbeih Guild Elects. At the meeting of the Otterbcin Guild of the United Brethren Church, held in the social rooms of the church Monday evening, officers were chosen for the year as follows: President, Claudia Canose; vice- president, Mary Jo Sawyer; secretory, Betty Brown; treasurer, Anne Overly; secretary o£ thank offering, Eileen G e a r h a r t; secretary of stewardship. Daphne Boyer; secretary of literature, Margaret Feme Gratzinger: pianist, Jean Harkcom; social chairman, Mary Jane Nose, and patroness, Mrs. Mary Bennett. Miss Jean Harkcom had charge of the meeting, and the topic for the evening was "Making a Living in the Southern Mountains." Taking part in the program were Faithe Queer, Charlotte Fox, Genet Stull Feme Long, and Sarah Catherine Goldsmith. Miss Claudia Canose had a vocal solo. Delegates to the branch meeting to be held in Scottdale in June arc Mary Snyder and Evelyn Boyer, with Margaret Feme Gratzinger as alternate. Hostesses were Sylvanin anc ; Claudia Canose, Catherine Pirott and " Genet Stull. ^ - The annual alabaster offering was received. Monday being Mrs. . Bennett's birthday and in appreciation of her service as patroness for the past two years, she was tendered a handker- - chief shower. Improving Reservoir Street. Work has been begun on the improvement of Reservoir street as a part of the WPA : project in the Firs' ward. This street has become almost impassable and serves a number of homes in the Parflttown and Quarry street district. IHcn's Class Meets. The Men's Conference Bible Class ; of the Methodist Episcopal Church held its regular meeting at the "church Tuesday evening. This wai : the business and social meeting. Son in Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. William Roach o " Hunker announce the birth of a son at 12:20 o'clock Tuesday morning i Frick Memorial Hospital. Recreation Center Meets Greensburg Tankers Tonigh T h e Connellsville Recreation Center aquatic club will close it- season''of regularly scheduled dua meets when it meets the Greensburg Y. M. C. A. this evening at the Westmoreland county seat. The local water team made a ver impressive showing in last week' meet with the McKecsport "Y" ant a similar performance is expected this week. The center squad is hopeful o f . its first victory at the expense of'the Greensburgers. Perryopolis PERRYOPOLIS, Mar. 9.--Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Ramsicr spent Saturday in Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony o: Brownsville visited the lattcr's mother, Mrs. Effie Sisley on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutchinson and son, Russell, visited a daughter Mrs. John Wible ot Mount Plcosan' Sunday. William Wolfe of California State Teachers' College spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James ' Wolfe. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Hare and Mrs Jumcs Buttermore drove to New Kensington Sunday to see Mrs. But- tcrmore's daughter, Mrs. Millard Thompson. Richard Behana, son of Mr. anc Mrs. Amos Behana returned home Saturday from Uniontown Hospital where he had undergone a operation. Betty Luce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Luce has been given the leading part in the junior play a Maskingum College. Robert Stuck of Cadiz, Ohio, spcni the week-end with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Nathaniel Stuck. The cooking school Friday in J M. Palondcr's store was well attended by the women ot the town The prizes for the women who guessed the closest to the corree amount of electricity used in the demonstration went to Mrs. O. P Pore. Mr*. E. H. JEvey, Mrs. Besida Mrs. J. S. Thorpe and Mrs. Ira Blair Education Board Pays Conference Speaker; irritated by Remarks Director Worth K. Balslcy was Bivcn permission by the School Board rcncc of the city to gcl a ]ow pric( , on)2 ,500 backup "ship. School dis- tilc for vlsc al (j,,,, whcatfield. One offer of 7 1-2 cents each had been made but the directors felt that was too high as bids had formerly been received at six cents each. The Board of Education voted Monday night to pi;y the bill ol 185.75, submitted by Dr. Alonzo F. .lyers o£ the school of education, Mew. York University, for his ser/ices at the teachers meeting and iducational conference ind Dunbar Tow; ricts in January as it reversed a ormcr attitude to table it because 5f the majority's displeasure at the pcakur's remarks during an address n which he mentioned a "major 'ducation crime" was being pcrpe- ratcd in this city. Although all other speakers had jcen paid for educational conference vork, the check for Dr. Myers was vithheld by President Clyde R. Weihe and at the February meeting he four majority members voted to table the bill. After another session of discussion on the bill, Solicitor Samuel D. Jraemer again informed the board t was legally bound to make payment, "I can't see any reason for changing my mind," he said, referring to lis previous opinion that the bill had been contracted and must be paid regardless o£ what the speaker m'ght have said or done because the board, Jn hiring the educator, did not place any limitations on him. Director Clyde S. Campbell offered the resolution, seconded by Wotth K. Balsley that the bill be paid. Director H. H. Mclntire voted 'no" and President Weihe registered as "not voting" while the five others cast ballots to make payment. Another motion to have the board solioitor write n letter to the State Department of Public Instruction advising it that Dr. Myers' bill had been paid under protest was defeated when the three members of the minority were joined by Dr. Mcln- tire who had previously presented a motion to which there was no second, that the bill be delayed for another month. When the poll came to the board presidcnt,./our "no" votes had been registered and the resolution was defeated. Someone laughingly asked "now how arc you going to vote?" whereupon Weihe said "yes." Director Campbell, who smarted under the verbal lash of the New York speaker and who was almost vociferous in his criticism o£ Dr. Myers at the February meeting and again Monday, gleaned the personal "satisfaction" of having the title "Dr." "stripped" from the name ot the institute speaker on the motion to pay the bill. But the title of "Dr." was carried again in the motion to tell the State of the situation, a motion that was defeated. As the board was being polled on the latter motion, Superintendent Bela B. Smith informed the directorate that Dr. Adc (Lester K.) State superintendent of public instruction, probably doesn't know what it's all about and "won't have anything to do with it." Superintendent Smith hod informed Dr. Myers o£ the board's action, as he hud been directed to do, in "tabling" the bill whereupon the educator replied that if a check was not forthcoming by March 1 he planned to enter suit, stating the district would be required to pay interest as well as counsel fees. The superintendent then answered him by stating Out the board would not meet again until March 7 whereupon Dr. Myers extended his ultimatum to March 10. Mr. Smith had requested that he defer action until after the directorate had another opportunity to consider the bill. This, Dr. Myers informed the superintendent, he would do. A silence covered the board after the secretary had read Dr. Myers' letter to Mr. Smith. Director W. L. Zollars broke it by declaring he was not in favor originally of putting the bill on the table nnd therefore was not going to put it back. Director James H. Strawn said the board had authorised an expenditure for institute expenses and it could not single out any bill and withhold payment as he went on to say that he didn't defend the action of the speaker. The matter moved to the solicitor who rccmphasized a previous opinion that the board was legally bound to pay thc ( bill. "Personally I can't sec how we can hold it up," said Mr. Strawn, who added that "we can't change one word of his speech that's already a matter of record," urging that the bill be paid and the matter forgotten. Director Campbell suggested that a letter of censure with the board's approval accompany a check to Dr. Myers whereupon Dr. Mclntire offered a motion to defer payment until the next meeting. Director Campbell interposing "and : : Ji the meantime have the solicitor write a 'courteous rebuke 1 to him.' Director Zollars told the board ''suppose that Dr. Myers doesn't take that attitude and we have to go into court over it. The solicitor has openly acknowledged legality ot the bill and Dr. Myers has the first wedge against us" in event of lega] action, he added. The solicitor said "refusal to pay" can be inferred by the action of the board inasmuch as all of the other institute scpakers have been paid. Director Zollars added: "If members of the board want to write personal letters to Dr. Myers they can do this but I won't enter into it." Director Campbell then proceeded Continued on Page Seven. SCHOOL BOARD BRIEFS The board deferred action on Council's query to determine its attitude on a proposal to increase the salary o£ the cashier in the city treasurer's office from ?100 to $110 a month and that of the clerk from 50 to $05. It would cost the School Board $100 annually as the cost would be borne equally by the board, council and the commissioners. It was pointed out that increases in salaries could only be authorized if provision were made in the budget. Solicitor S. D. Braemer predicted revenues would soon be coming from school districts which are delinquent n their tuition payments. He said :ie had contacted State Departmcnl of Public Instruction officials at Hnrrisburg, especially with reference to Ohiopyle district which owes about $G,000 and was advised thai Ohiopyle had received funds, part o) which were to have bcca applied toward the tuition. President Clyde R. Weihe added that a member o£ the Ohiopyle board had told him a sizeable sum would be paid soon. The directors heard at length a suggested program to be followed in installing floodlights at the High School Stadium for night games. The board was unanimous in ifs belie! that the field should be wel. lightcc when in use. A vertical illumination plan will be worked out. C H. S. NEWS OF THE DAY LOWER CLASSMEN SCHOOL DEBATING TEAMS The High School dcbathig team appeared be/ore the freshman and sophomore classes this morning a assembly and gave a short debate on the county question, "Resolved, Tha' the Several States Should Adopt a Unicameral System o£ Legislation." Because an hour is .required to give a full debate, only the spots were brought out in the half hour allotted for discussion. Under the guidance of Harold Swank coach, the team has pcrformet creditably in eight events to date winning six and losing two. With one exception, all debating meets have been away from home. The negative team, composed o: John Munson and George Marakas has yet to be defeated. Both arc members of last year's varsity. Tom Fioto and Sara Bailey make up the affirmative team. Henry McRobbie alternate speaker, presided as chairman of the program. Thursday afternoon the debatini team will travel to Chnrleroi where a full debate will be held before 500 students in the auditorium. It has been learned that two State assemblymen will act as judges. AUTOMOBILE CLUB TO SEE "INNARDS" OF ENGINE The automobile club, sponsorec by Mr. Gubl, will meet Thursday An opportunity to sec the actual in nor- workings of. an automobile motor is made possible through a partly torn down motor minus heac and crankcast. By use of a cranl It is possible to illustrate the different working parts. Be in Style...Knit Your Own HonseholJ Arts by Alice Brooks PATTERN 6038 A real "find"--this dashing two-piecer that you can quickly knit in yarn or mercerized string! Blouse boasts lacy front motif. Pattern 0058 contains instructions for malting blouse and skirt in sizes 10-18 and 38-40 (all in one pattern); an illustration of blouse and of stitches; materials needed. To obtain this pattern send 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred) to The Courier Household Arts Dcpt., 259 W. 14th Street, New York, N. Y. Be sure to write plainly your NAME, ADDRESS and PATTERN NUMBER. will appear in this column, beginning with tlie senior class nnd running down through the junior, sophomore and freshman classes. Today's list includes: Senior Home Room 5, Miss Baer; president, Dick Minerd; vice-president, Tom Floto; secretary, Ora Brooks. Senior Home Room G, Mr. Swank; president, Jean Ostcrwise; vice- president, Irma Kooser; secretary, Henry Byrne; treasurer, Dorothy Lang. Senior Home Room 9, Miss Roland; president, ' Robert Robinson; vice-president, Kenneth Jones; secretary, Tom Reagan. Senior Home Room 10, Miss Walters; president, Howard Widmcr; vice-president, Mary Ellen Shives; secretary, Kvclyn Stafford. Senior Home Room 23. W. L. Lewis; president, Frank Showman; vice-president, Harry Reagan; secretary, Anna M. Atkinson. Senior Home Room 40-A, J. F. ROBEUT ROSE CONFINED TO HOME WITH INFECTION Robert Rose, freshman, is confined to his home in East Fairview avenue with ,a badly infected knee resulting from an injury suffered about two weeks ago when he fell on the ice. He required medical attention last Saturday and is expected to be out of school for some time. He is able to receive visitors. SENIORS IN ESSAY CONTEST HAVE MEETING A meeting of seniors who entered the Constitutional Essay Contest was held Tuesday afternoon to discuss rules ;:nd get information. The contestants nre Virginia Prinkcy, Mary Louise Burltey, Doris Moyer, Harry Reagan, Wayne Collett, Esther Younkin, Blainc Shcctz, Gail HofT- mon, Tom Floto and Sylvia Schmidlc. OPERETTA TRYOUTS WILL KB IIEI/D THURSDAY Mr. Anstinc reminds all students that tryouts for the operetta will be held at 4:10 o'clock Thursday afternoon. It is hoped there will be a large turnout. SENIORS ELECT HOME KOOM OFFICIAL STAFVS A list of tle recently elected second semester home room officers FEEL NERVOUS, WEAK? It Is Dangerous H is d.inKtrou* to ictl a SUBSTITUTE for 656 ju?*l to make three or tour crim more. Customer* are your best assets; ' lose them and you los* your bu\ino*.s. * is worth ilircc or four times as muth as : a SUBSTITUTE.--Advertisement. j Mill Hall. Pa. -- Mrs. oward Dolce, 100 Water St., *ays : "Follow- injr mothrrhood I v** t h i n , nerwoun and couWn't «t or slwp. The baby's crjjnc jtot cm my ncrvfx I w.n jtiM a.i tirrd in the morninc ai I w.u tV hrforr. 1 toil ' 1 - Beehive Coke Is Stationary Beehive coke trade was stationary for the week ending Saturday, March 12. There were 708 ovens in blast, the same number as reported lor the week ot March 5. Operations were continuing on a four-day week basis. Lewis; president, Bobert Willard vice-president, Lyell Buttermore secretary, Penrl Buttermore. Senior Home Room 41-A, Miss Galinrdi; president, James Durst vice-president, Doris Moycr; secre- ary, Helen Dix. Senior Home Room 42-A, Mr. Sisley; president, James McGuuiis vice-president, William Hoover. NEWS OF DAY AT SCOTTDALE BRIEFLY TOLD Special to The Courier. SCOTTDALE, Mar. 9.--The Scott- dalc Book Club was entertained Tuesday evening at the home o£ Mrs. Scott H. Sherman in George.street. There were two book reviews. Miss Blanche Lowric talked on Helen R. Marshall's "Dorothea L. Dicks," and Miss Ethlynnc Miller discussed Clarence Day's "Lite With Mother." Mrs. Ivan Hernley and Miss Ethel Loucks were assistant hostesses at the social hour that followed. Club Hears Program. The Juvenile Music Club, sponsored by the Monday Music Club, Rave its annual program before the club Monday night in the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. William Ludy and Mrs. Benton Jenkins are the club counsellors. Marjorie Bell had charge of the program. It included: Chorus; piano duct, Marjorie Bosworth and Carolyn Dick; piano solo, Gloria Sturtz; reading, Patty Porter; piano duet, Katherine Hough and Betty Baker; musical news, Doris Overholt; reading, Virginia Dale; vocal solo, Adele Lydic; piano solo, Betty McClain; piano duct, Marjorie Byers and Phyllis Miles; and chorus. The hostesses for the evening were Mrs. D. S. Rogers, Mrs. Burnon Lydic, Mrs. John Tcdrow, Mrs. Mcade Tannehill, Mrs. P. J. Kega, Mrs. G. F. Kelly, Mrs. Frank Kenney, Mrs. E. M. S. Pyle, Mrs. D. W. Ryall and Miss Mary Jane Kelly. Round Kobin Held. A round robin was held by the Beta Tri-Hi-Y at the home of Ina Margaret Kclley Tuesday evening. This was one of a series of round robins being conducted. W. C. T. U. Institute. A Woman's Christian Temperance Union Institute of this district will be held in Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church Tuesday, March 29. It will be an nil day meeting. The district includes Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, Alverton and the Tarr- RufTsdalc unions. China College Student Here. Miss Josephine Kriv of Uniontown and her guest, Mary Grace Xlavis, of Hwa-Nan College, Foodiow, China, will be guests of the Jubilee Circle at its regular meeting in the Metlio- Robbery Hoax Gels / Man Jail Sentence i . · . Special to The Courier. JOHNSTOWN, Mar. 9--Lester McDowell, 28, collector who admitted he j "robbed" himself ol $393 o£ Pennsylvania Electric Company funds, was sentenced to serve one to two years i.i Somerset county jail and make restitution. Mrs. Esther Kcyster, implicated by McDowell, was given a suspended sentence. dist Episcopal Church Thursday evening at 8 o'cclock. The public is invited. SCIENTIFIC TORTURE At the Bell Telephone Laboratories o Hfejefla arm raises and drop* n telephone upon its cradle. Hour after hour it bangs the mat rumen t in to place until, at Io*r, the telephone or its cradle breaks. A pair of plier*,. connected with a ruoior, bites into, heavy telephone vrire. Snip, snip, niiip. Day after day they cut away until they bend of break, or bccom« MO dull that they juat can't snip ·gain. A length of cord, uprayed with artificial perspiration, IA twisted and bent until it frays and breaks in two. With maddening monotony» of nickel* drop, one by one, 1 in to" coin boxes until the coins them- *elvca wear out. In these Laboratories Bell scientists in their constant »earcb, foe service and equipment improvements, subject telephone equipment to abuse far more Kvera titan it ever meets in actual service. And why? Simply because they must prove the right o.f every item of telephone equipment whether H'» a* email as a pair of pliers or as large a* a switdiboard, to become a. part of the world's finest telephone system-a nystcm that you know you can depend upon--always. 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