The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 24, 1939 · Page 11
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 11

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 24, 1939
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Second Part Pages 1 to 20 . 37, NO. 113. CONNELLSVILLE, PA.. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 21, 1939. TWENTY PAGES. STATE'S YOUNGEST CORNETJST WILL PLAY CITY Youthful Master Will Be Guest Soloist For All-Western Festival Hopes Some Day to Be One of Nation's Greatest Cornetists. IS IN DEMAND AT MANY PLACES Many Real Estate Deals Recorded Robert Nagel, member of Mount Lebanon High School Band, Pittsburgh, will be featured as one of the guest soloists at the All-Western Band festival to be held at the High j School auditorium March 30, 31 and April I. Considered as a cornetist of unusual ability the 14-year-old musician has received praise from some of the Nation's outstanding musical performers for his excellent work. Robert began to study the cornet when only eight years old under the direction of A. S. Meiscer, director of music in Mount Lebanon schools, originator of the organization of the P. S. M. A. He has taken private lessons for five years and since 1936, has been studying with Fred Bosworth, of Pittsburgh. His rapid progress earned him the honor of being a member of the National High School Band Clinic at the University of Illinois in 1937. Only 12 years of age, he was its youngest member and Pennsylvania's only representative. In 1938 he traveled to Cincinnati for an audition with Dr. Frank Simon of Armco Band fame. After playing Conductor Simon's own composition, "Willow Echoes," he was accepted as guest soloist and featured on the Armco Band's NBC broadcast March-6, 1938. This was a special program in commemoration of the greatest of all bandmasters, John Philip Sousa. He was awarded Armco's gold medal of musical merit and later was publicly presented with a like certificate at his high school. Last year he was a member of the All-Western Orchestra at Munhall and was guest soloist for the All- Western Band at Windber where Dr. Simon was guest conductor. Since his Armco Band broadcast he has been in heavy demand for many school concerts and social affairs in the Pittsburgh district. Last summer he was featured in a Pittsburgh Civic Concert with Victor Saudek's Little Symphony Orchestra. He was also guest -oloist with the Pennsylvania All State Band at Dr. Ernest "Williams' School of Music in Town Hall, New York, and in Kismet Temple, Brooklyn. Young Nagc-1 attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music last summer lor a six weeks' session and was the private pupil of Dr. Simon. He was a member of the conservatory's symphonic band which gave weekly public concerts and appeared no less than three times as soloist during this period. Robert has received the personal compliments of some of the best known men in music, such as Dr. Simon, Dr. Ernest Williams, Ed D'Annn, conductor of Carborundrum Band of Niagara Falls and many lesser known musicians everywhere. He made a big hit with the directors and faculty of Cincinnati Conservatory and also with the faculty of Ernest Williams' School of Music and their Town Hall guests, George Barrere, Percy Grainger and Ferde Grofe. He has been offered scholarships at some of the country's best military academics. He was accepted as a member of the 1939 National High School Band Clinic at the University of Illinois but was unable to attend. Although he has been highly UNIONTOWN, Mar. 24.--Deeds recorded with Recorder Pat F. Hynes include: John L. Gastkill to Charles E. Gastkill, home in Snyder street, Connellsville, for SI. Alec Chinn to Abe S. Chinn, home in Jefferson street, Conneilsville, for $1. Caroline Stillwagon to Bertha H. Stilhvagon, home in Conneilsville township, for $1,200. Charles E., and Anna E. Johnson to Frank and Anna Mandinccz, home in Redstone township, for $1. Joseph Gondira to Lester E. Sumey, 24 acres in Perry township, for $2,100. Gilbert E. Martin to Emerson R. Martin, 40% acres in Perry township, for $1. Elsie Blaid to Walter L. Murphy, home in Miller Plan, Perry township, for SI. Elizabeth McCay to Henry Mackey, one acre in North Union township for SI. Irene S. Frisbee, et a!, to Ross S. Matthews, building in East Crawford avenue, Conneilsville, for $1. MANY MUSICAL HONORS ARE HIS Many honors of the music world have already come to Robert Nagle, 14-year-old artists, because of his proficiency with the cornet. He will be guest soloist at Conneilsville High School for the All-Western Band Festival to be held next week-end. His services are constantly in demand since knowledge of his ability has become widespread. TEACHER MAY BE REMOVED WHEN BOARD JUSTIFIABLY ABOLISHES DEPARTMENT K Sfaie Scholastic Basketball Finals Tomorrow Evening By United Press. HARRISBUHG, Mar. 24.--A team that would not have competed but for a late, reverasl of feeling on part of its district officials and another quintet seeking the thrill of a basketball title for 15 years will meet for Pennsylvania's scholastic court championship at 'the University of Pennsylvania Palestra, Philadelphia, Saturday night. Lower Merion, eastern region titl- ist, is the team that entered the State-wide eliminations with other District One clubs only after district authorities reversed a stand taken last spring when the ruling committee voted to withdraw. On the other hand Homestead, western champion, is more determined than ever this year to capture the State's highest schoolboy cage prize. It was back in 1924 that a Homestead team won its one and only court crown. Friedens Routed By Richland Twp. In Somerset Meet Richlan'd Township High walloped Somerset Township High of Friedens to the tune of 46 to 16 to win the undergraduate basketball tournament at Davidsville. In the consolation round, Rockwood nosed out Stonycreek Township, 23 to 22, while in a preliminary Conemaugh Township, tournament sponsor, spilled Somerset, 34 to 24. latfded for his abilities as a cornetist, Robert 5s so modest and unassuming that everyone who sees and hears him play are impressed by these qualities. He is serious about his study of music and aims to be one of the Nation's greatest cornet solo-! ists and afterwards a conductor of a j grest symphonic band. [ PITTSBURGH, Mar. 24--The State Supreme Court today had established the right of school boards to dismiss teachers whose positions may have been eliminated by the justifiable abolition of a department. In the court's first ruling on that question, Chief Justice John W. Kephart slated that it was not the intent of the Teachers Tenure Act to retain permanently the position and pay of teachers regardless of a place to work and pupils to be taught. The court's ruling was in the case of Rebecca Ehret, dismissed by the school district of the borough of Kulpmont, Northumberland county, when tilt; kindergarten class was discontinued in 1938. The decision reversed a ruling of the Northumberland common pleas court which ordered Miss Ehret's reinstatement. The Supreme Court ordered the records remitted to the lower court for further testimony. If the court upheld Miss Ehret's contention, Justice Kephart wrote, it would place "an unbearable burden throughout the -State upon taxpayers already overburdened." If the teacher were ordered reinstated, no school board would dare risk establishing new departments "which in the event of failure must be continued or its idle teachers paid." Gets Federal Job Somerset Farmers Protest Hiring of Only Union Workmen SOMERSET, Mar. 24.--Farmers circulated petitions in protest against an announcement that only union workers would be permitted on the construction of a six-mile section of the super-highway near the Westmoreland county line. One of the farmers, bearing a petition, declared rural folk were "not j going to stand idly by and see outside union representatives come into the county and deprive them of jobs." Clerks Humble Carriers. Russ Filburn was in great stride Thursday night at the West Penn allays as he found the "head pin" with consistency to bowl a three game score of 518 and lead the Clerks to a one sided victory over the carriers, Despite Joe Flanigan's individual high score of '"200" the Clerks won two of three games and was out in front in total pins by 124, scoring 2,010 to 1,886. MORE POWER, MORE ROOM, MORE REFINEMENTS IN 3.939 CHRYSLERS 1939 Chrysler 4-Door Sedan$-| with Trunk (illustrated) H See Galley Before Yon Buy Any Car! tHRYUER PHOME M Delivered in Conneilsville See Galley Before You Buy Any Cur! Relief Rolls n County Down Fayette county's direct relief rolls showed--a net decline for the second consecutive week with a slash of 50 cases, or 0.8 per cent, according to igures announced in Harrisburg by Secretary Howard L. Russell of the Department of Public Assistance. A total of 182 cases were opened and 232 closed. Of those put on relief, 70 lost private jobs, 55 were dropped by. the \VPA, 20 had their unemployment compensation payments expire and 37 for other reasons while of those taken off relief 27 received private employment, 147 were returned to WPA posts, 35 received unemployment compensation and 23 for other reasons. There were 217 applications for assistance while the rolls showed 6,000 cases representing 23,634 persons and expenditures amounted to S38,fc37.90. The down-turn in Pennsylvania's direct relief rolls, which began during the preceding week, continued during the week ending March 11. The net decrease of 1,305 cases (8,227 persons) was the first drop in case load since the end of November. It followed 14 consecutive weekly net increases which averaged approximately 4,000 cases per week. In keeping wjth the reduction in the rolls, net expenditures for as- sis.tance grants dropped to $1,830,212, a decline of $20,647 from the figure for the previous week. The volume of applications for general assistance also declined, the week's total of 7,027 representing a drop of 279 from the previous week. On March 11 a total of 256,674 cases (786,747 persons) remained on relief rolls throughout the State. Mrs. Florence Lynch (above) experienced a pleasant surprise when nominated by President Roosevelt 33 U. S. appraiser of merchandise for Port of New York. Upon Senate confirmation, she will be first woman appraiser in history of tho port. Her late husband held tho $8,000-u-ycar job bofore her. Income This Year Must Exceed Hopes of Council To Avoid 1940 Tax Hike In continuing the tax levy for 1939 at the same figure as in 1938, City Council held out hopes that the income for the current fiscal year would exceed expectation otherwise the city government will wind up deep in the red. Such, however, would mean that in 1940 there would be a hike in the millage of one or two to make up the deficiency as well as base the revenue j on property valuation sufficient to j take care of the budget. The 1939 budget aggregates 598,319.02 while tl.j estimated income for general fund use totals $96,990.27 or Sl.328.75 less revenue that has been allocated for expenditure during the current year. However, in arriving at the figures the councilmen based anticipated tax collections at 75 per cent or about eight per cent higher than last year while holding out for approximately 50 per cent collection of occupational taxes. Council expects to realize 59,000 this year from liquor and beer license refunds but there may be delay in receipt of this money, it has developed, with announcement in Harrisburg that the funds have been used for other purposes and disbursement to muncipalities may be deferred approximately six months. With the budget calling for expenditures of $98,319.02, Council prepared the following estimated income for general fund use: Beer and liquor licenses, $9,000. Building permits, $80. Street and pole tax, $635. Business and mercantile tax, $5,230. Plumbing permits and licenses, rsso. Miscellaneous sources, $200. Police fines, $2,600. 1938 taxes, $11,000. Returned taxes, $9,000. Occupation taxes, past years, $500. 1939 tax collections, 75 per cent, $54,354.90. 1939 occupation taxes, 50 per "cent, $4,040.37. HOUSE MEASURE HITS AT NEPOTISM HARRISBURG, Mar. 24.--An effort to discourage multiplication of jobs in one family is introduced in the House of Representatives. The measure makes it unlawful for a public official to employ on the public payroll any married person whose spouse is regularly employed in a gainful occupation. Violations by public officials would be punished by a fine of S100 or 10 days in jail. Every week the married person is illegally kept on the pay roll would constitute a separate offense. K. of C. Chaplain Dies. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Mar. 24.-Rt. Rev. Monsignor John J. McGivney, 69, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus and pastor of St. Charles Church here, died suddenly Thursday night. BUY YOUR EASTER OUTFIT ON OUR Buy your Easter suit and furnishings at Harris'-and take 10 weeks to pay! Wear them now and all through spring--and pay out of future income. An example of file way oiir 10-Pny Vlnn Works: Suit- Hat Oxfords Shirt Tie Sox Total $26.75 Down -- balance SI.67 per week We have a grand selection of Easter merchandise ready for you! We Also Give S. H. Green Stamps 210 NORTH PITTSBURG STREET This Easter You. Mast Have 1TRIMMED COAT Smart "Skater" Styles! New "Little Girl" Types! An untrimmed coat is the smartest possible base of your Spring wardrobe! These are fitted, flattering dressy styles to "ensemble" with all your frocks! See their squarred shoulders, snug waists, full-swinging skirts! You'll prize them for all-occasion wear! Navy, black, boy blue, teal, rosewine. Fine woolens, mixtures! Sizes for misses, women. · OPEN A CHARGE AT LEON'S FOR YOUR EASTER OUTFIT.

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