The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on March 14, 1938 · Page 5
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, March 14, 1938
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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 193S. THE DA1L.Y. CUUHIJBK, f?AGE FIVE. Woman Juror Says Baby Case Becoming Racket; Man Has Little Chance V\anyEventsMark Close of Week For 3 erryopoiis Folk ts- UNIONTOWN, Mar. 14.--Young men dragged into courts by girl Iricnds on paternity charges would be given benefit ol that reasonable doubt if a Conncllsville woman, who served this week on the jury, had her way. "This baby case business is getting to be one kind of a racket," declared the woman juror in a statement that furnished something o£ a shock when it is remembered that women, as a rule, are the most sympathetic jurors Jn this particular type of case. "Every court term there are more and more baby cases being listed," " she declared. "Once upon a time, it was considered a disgrace to be an unwed mother. But, apparently that mental reaction is as old-fashioned as nosegays for today girls apparently take the witness stand and describe their indiscretions without having even the grace to blush." The woman juror, with sufficient courage to openly condemn the laxity of her own sex, served on the jury in a paternity case before Judge Ross S. Matthews that was climaxed by a bitter argument for over three hours behind locked doors before the 12 emerged to acquit Samuel Hunter, Tower Hill No. 2 youth, ol being the father of a baby born to Anna Pavina of Bepublic. "Attorney Fred Brothers and Attorney Sam Fcigus, who represented Hunter, certainly were gentlemen in handling their case and they impressed me very much," the Juror declared. "These baby cases certainly give attorneys every opportunity to sort of blast these girls but, apparently, the lawyers show every courtesy, instead, in an effort to get the true facts in the cases." Shaking her head in bewilderment, she said: "I think this baby case business is - getting to be one kind of a racket And few fellows stand any kind of a chance once they're dragged into · court charged with being the lather of some girl's babe. And I think i would be terrible for a young man to be convicted of such a charge if he were innocent." A paternity charge, any attorney will tell you, Is the "toughest rap to beat" since the sympathy of the jury " is usually enlisted by the circumstances of the unwed mother. Apparently they forget--as Attorney Fred Brothers is wont to explain in such a case--that "you are here to try the guilt ond.'innocence of thi young man and not to find a father for this baby." Towermen, Inspectors . To Hear Stale Warden Wednesday, Thursday Two meetings ol towermen ant inspectors of the Forbes Forest ond GaUitzin districts v-ffl be held this week ax preparations are made to have the various crejv« in readines to wage war on the seasonal fores fires, a menace brought annually with the coming ot spring weather The districts inspectors will men »t IJgonlcr 'Wednesday, March 16, in connection with preparations for th spring forest fire hazard and anothc meeting Is to take place at Glesser' cafeteria at Johnstown Thursday March 17. George H, Wirt of Harrisburg chief fire warden of the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters will be the principal speaker at botl sessions. Everson EVERSON, Mar. 14.--Miss Nel Miner of Brown street is spending some time in Miami, Fla., and on he return expects to visit with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stoel 7 Steel Man Testifies Charles R. Hook, president of the American Boiling Mill Company, h pictured as ha appeared before tht LaFolletto Cvrfl Llbortlen Commit, tee of the Sonata to answer quw tions on the labor situation in hit factories. (CmtralPrtti) John W. Fuller Dies At Meyersdale Home c s,mith, of Fatrfleld, Ala. Mrs. Alice Shcrrlcfc and daughle;r, Mrs. Mary Frick, spent Thursdjay morning Jn Connellsville on busint Sss. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Coyne of Sj'outh Everson are receiving congratula'tions on the birth of a son, born Weja n es- day morning, March 9. Both r'jothor and babe are doing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Morri son Bn d . children of Connellsville wer. c rcc ent visitors with Mrs. Morrison's! parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Broojjg an of Brown street. f Mrs. Mary Lense has beei/, con fincd to her bed lor some time wi'.j, n heart condition. She is somewhat^ j m p r0 vcd. Special to The Courier. MEYERSDALE, Mar. 14.--John "W Fuller, 81 years old, died at his horn in Main street at 9 o'clock Thursday evening of a heart attack from whicl lie had been suffering for scvera days. He was a son of the late Isaa and Elizabeth Blockcr Fuller anc was born in Maryland. His wif preceded him in death in 1918. Th survivors are one son, Irwin, and on daughter. Miss Nellie, and one grand son, all of Meyersdale; three brothers William of Garrett; Harrison o Salisbury, and Charles of Boswell and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Garlitz o Meyersdale, and Mrs. Betty Cochra of Salisbury. The funeral was hel Monday afternoon with Rev. H. K Hilner, pastor of Zion Luthera Church conducting the services. In terment was in Union Cemetery. Entertains Scwlnp Club. Mrs. George H. Bcnford enter taincd Thursday, having as he guests members of tho Dorca Thimble Club. There were 15 prcs ent. Dinner was served at 12 o'eloc and the afternoon was spent In. sew ing for the Hezel McGilvcry Hos pital. Father Die*. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kemp, th former's sister, Mrs. Lloyd Imler, an Miss Esther Stacer were in Rock wood Wednesday evening, payin their respects to the family of Mr Secrcst, father of Mrs. Kemp, wh died there Tuesday. Mrs. Kemp re mained for the funeral. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. George Bcnford wan to Pittsburgh Friday for a few days visit with relatives. Mrs. James McGllvery returnee to her home in Pittsburgh Thursday after a v.sit with her son-in-law an daughter, Dr. and Mrs. C. d. Glass Mrs. John Lantow of Albuquerqu N. M., visited with relatives, Rev. an Mrs. H. K. Hilner, at the Luthcru parsonage. Mrs. Harry Cunningham of Con nellsville visited Misses Maggie an Lillian Baer. Mrs. Gl».n Walker and three son oj Lancaster, are spending a fc weeks with relatives and friends, Mrs. P. J. Higginj has returned t Tier home in Duquesne after n vis with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William Metz Cumberland were week-end visitor with the lattcr's parents, Mr. an Mrs. W. B. Groff. Mr. and Mrs. James E. McCatfne spent Friday with their son, Jame a student in the University of We Virginia, in Morgantown. Brady Clark of Washington spen a few days at the homo of his par cnts, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark. Mrs. Emerson Boyd returned t her home in Philadelphia Thursda after a three-week visit with he sister, Mrs. Minnie Hartline. Mrs. Victor Gruber and son Bill! have returned from Harrisbur where they visited the former's par ents during the past six weeks. '*8 Uiejjotry ones Oral do hcf " ' Special to The Couricl. PERRYOPOL1S, Mar. 14.--About 0 women and men were guests ol he W. C. T. U. at the home of Mrs. red Fink Wednesday evening. The peaiccr was former Judge J. W. 5awson of Uniontown. There was a cvotional service by Rev. Fred Fink, paper on "The Attitude of Women Toward the Work of the W. C. T. U.," y Mr. Evans, and two trumpet duet lumbers by Ralph Murphy and George Johnson. Mrs. James Wolfe nd Nora Burton sang a duct. After ie program sandwiches, cookies, tea and candy were served. Wllllnir Workers Meet. The Willing Workers' Class of the Star Junction Sunday School met 'ucsday night at the home of Mrs. list Stimmel. Plans were made to iclp serve the father and son ban- quest March 17 and to sponsor a cooking school March 30. At All-Day Qulltinc. Mrs. James Wolfe attended the all- day quilting of the women of the ·"alrview Church st tho home of Urs. Samuel Lyons Thursday. Entertains BriOsc Club. Miss Ruth Piersol entertained her bridge club Wednesday evening. Tho only extra guest was Miss Mary Duff. Prizes were given to Mar} WolfQ, Emma Bycrs and Mary Duft. Plan Scavenger Hunt. Miss June Lolly entertained he: class, the Ever Ready Girls of th( Star Junction Methodist Episcopa Church Monday night. At the meeting, plans were made for a "scaven ger hunt" to be held on March 19 Personals. O, P. Pore, Kermit Buttermorc Perry Stuck, Amos Bchann and M. Brown were in Uniontown on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Wortter an son, Norman, were guests of Mr. an Mrs. R. W. Echard on Sunday. Birthday Party. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kcnrn gave a dinner party Monday cvcnin in honor of the birthday of thei daughter, Gloria Rao. The guest were Joyce Townsend, Helen Echard Mary Lou Cartwright, Francis Knox Jean Johnson and Lois Ruth Bell. Mrs. Sadie Dull, and daughters Mary and Rosctta, drove to Ali qulppa Saturday to visit a few hour with Mr. and Mrs. Frnshcr Duff. Entertain Sunday School Class. Mrs. J. R. Martin and Mrs. N. R Martin entertained their Sunda school class at the home of the for mer Thursday night. The program follows: Article on St. Patrick's Day, Mrs O. P. Pore; "Tho Wearin' of th Green," Mrs. Sadie Dun"; piano due Mrs. Alexander Waugh and Mis Roenna Kameren "My Father's Por trait," Mrs. Robert Thompson; hu morous reading, Mrs. S. W. Bryan article on "Lent," Miss Mary McKcc The extra guests were Mrs. S. W Bryan of Scottdalc, Mrs. Lloy Krcpps, Mrs. William Lincoln an Mrs. Bert Brewer. The program was followed by games and a lunch See Hockey Game. . Joseph Hazy, Edwin Thorpe and J S. Thorpe attended a hockey gam at Duquesne Garden, Pittsburgl Wednesday night. Father Suran Gives Talk. Father Suran of the Roman Cath olic Church addressed the studcn body of the high school Wcdnesda afternoon at the regular chapel hou on the subject of "Character." Thre were two music numbers by a grou of five with whom Mr. Luce has bee working. They included: Violinist Lorrain Lint and Leo Colclli;. trum pet, Ralph Murphy; trombone, Jac Thorpe; piano, Johanna Marshall. Home Builders Meet. The Christian Home Builders o the Fairview Church met Wcdnesda night in Star Junction at the horn of Mr. and Mrs. Dana Murphy. une Galley Honored At Bethany; Is Pledged To Dramatic Fraternity BETHANY, W. Va., Mar. 14.-- liss June GalScy daughter ol Mr. nd Mrs. Lawrence Galley, Hill- rest, Connellsville, Pa,, was one of ine students at Bethany College to eceive the highest honor awarded a campus dramatic enthusiasts, vhen she was recently pledged to he Bethany chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, national honorary dramatic raternity. Each student elected to ·nembership in this group has been jutstanding in stage productions during the last three years. Miss Galley is a member of the unior class and is active in many :ampus activities. She is secretary if the Bcthcspian.Club, college dramatic society; and Is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Pan-HcI- enic council and the Young Worn' en's Christian Association. Miss Galley .takes an active part n dramatic productions at Bethany. She will play the feminine lead in Bishop Post Will Join In National Birthday Program Tuesday Nigh Milton L. Bishop Post of the Amer ican Legion will join in the obscrv ancc of the 10th anniversary of th organization Tuesday nifiht at i home in North Pittsburg street celebration that is being made a nat ional event. The American Lesion was organ ized in Paris, France, March 15, 1 and 17, 1919, and it is this inception' birthday that will be commcmo rated. A nation-wide broadcast from Los Angeles will feature an addres by National Commander Dank Dohcrty of Boston, Mass., othc prominent Legion ofllcials and number of outstanding movie star; Commander Doherty's speech i scheduled to begin at midnight. Milton Bishop Foil's participate will take place in connection wit the regular meeting Tuesday nigh at 8:45 o'clock. There will be speaker of note at the local cclebra tion ond other entertainment, A Legionnaires and Auxiliary are ic quested to be in attendance and invitation is extended to all Wo War veterans, particularly to th who are charter members o£ the cal post. POLICE FAIL TO FEAR R A I N .VILA.NM'A, O n , M.-rain, iuul or Mimv, ynu will see an AtlunUi an umbrella. r.uiyinj It is against a department rule t do so and Chief M. A. Hornby »a the ban wiU be continued in a ne\ regulation book. Reasons sivcn for the umbrella ban include: "Looks undignified. . . the oflicc might jab somebody in the eye. the umbrella might unintentional)* ··crecn a Jaw-breaker from view. .' it rolsht prevent n quick putol draw." the spring homecoming play to be given this evening in Commencement hall. This melodrama is entitled "Gold in the Hills" or "The Dead Sister's Secret." Last year Miss Galley played in "Pygmalion and Galatea" which was presented at Commencement time. A student "Little Theatre Group" under the direction of Miss Galley is presenting the play, "Winsome Winnie" in the college chapel program Thursday morning. 7,483 Acres of Land For Hunting Obtained By Game Commission liy United press. HARRISBURG, Mar. 14.--The Pennsylvania Game Commission bought 7,483 acres of hunting land in February bringing the total State game acreage to 572,708, according to Bureau of Refuges and Lands Director W. Card Conklin. The newly purchased areas arc in Mercer, Tioga, Bradford, Crawford and Vcnango counties. News of Tri-Town Community Special to The Courier. DAWSON, March 14.--The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the home of Mrs. A. F. Rushton of Griscom street. Mrs. Othman Haas of Railroad street spent Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Haas of Leisenring. Miss Mac Mackcn, field worker of the W. C. T. U., will speak at an open meeting at the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Jean, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. U. Keller of Griscom street is improving from a recent illness The Sarah B, Cochran Class of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church will meet in the social auditorium on Tuesday evening. Roenna Herbert has been ill at her home. She Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Herbert. Misses Betty and Peggy Bauer of North pawson were shopping In Pittsburgh Saturday: Miss) Mary Elizabeth Collins, « student of Grove City College,-spent the wctk-cnd at the home o£ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Collini of Vanderbilt. Miss Betty Shallenbcrgcr, a student of California State Teachers College spent the week-end visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Shallenberger of Main street. Patronize those who advertise. | Coming Soon! T O X ' S SPRING OPENING The Business Side of the Ledger --and the Human Side The Business Side---for 1937 The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company presents its report for the year ending December 31,1937. (In accordance with the Annual Statement filed with the New York State Insurance Department.) ASSETS Oov*rim«r Securities: »e43,46S,9l9.71 \J. S, GoYemment, $782,172,007.89 Canadian Government. $63,293,911.82 Other bonds: 1,655,206,147^5 U. S. State and Municipal, $130,036,071.20 Canadian Provincial and Municipal $108,728,136.17 Railroad $604,695,039.09 Public Utilities $479,281,913.48 Industrial and Miscellaneous $332,467,006.43 Stocks: 81,482,7J8.7« AH but $38,047.76 are Preferred or Guaranteed Mortgage Loam on R«ol Eilat*: 9«4,09«,712J7 First Liens on Farms $73,652,107.08 First Liens on other property · $920,444,60S9 Loom on Policies . . . . . . Real Cstat* Owned: Includes real estate Held for Company use Cash Premiums oititoNdtng end deferred Interest dve and accrued, etc.. TOTAL 513,947,859.36 383,912325.74 102,584,304.52 83,727,136.16 S9,295,142.S4 14,719,720,827.01 LIABILITIES Starntory PolleY Keferves: Amount whicb, with interest and future premiums, will at- ·ure payment of policy claims Dividends to PoflcyhoMen: Set astdo for poymoat for tb* year 1938 Reserve for Fafsv* Paynmt* o* Sippleme atary Contract* . . Held for Claims: Including claims awaiting completion of proof and estimated amount of troreported claims Other Policy Obligation.: Including dividend* left with Company, premiums paid ia advance, otc. MUc.llan.tnn UabllHWv. Including reserve* for Accident and Health Insurance, accrued, taxes payable hi 1938, etc. Sarth» and C mural Volntary Reserve: This serves as a marRifl of safety -a cushion' oxainet eaatfogrtn- J4,14l,-7S,79J.OO lM,OU,18a.OO 74,737,947.93 20,479,248*3 26,051,985.89 44,141,001.74 311,504,059.02 TOTAL, t4,719,720,827.01 Taro/ Ltfe /muraitee la Force: Poymenfs fo Ordinary $11,400,690,229 Industrial · 7,511,537,957 Group 3.671.865.512 Tola! $22,584,093,698 Accident and Health Weekly benefits . . . . . . . 19,699,024 Principal sum benefits . . . . 1,510,264,310 Hes «JH| Ordinary $228,626,251.52 Industrial 234,266,144.68 Group Life, Health, ond Annuities 60,451,881.28 Personal Accident mod Health . . 2,531,994.01 $525,876%271.40 The Metropolitan is a mutual organization. Its assets are held for the benefit of its policyholdcn, and any divisible surplus is returned to its policyholders in the form of dividends. The Human Side --for 1937 I F WE WERE to let the figures above describe thf Metropolitan's activities last year, the story would be far from complete--for there is a HUMAN side of the ledger, too. Policyholders and beneficiaries received from Metropolitan in 1937 almost $526,000,000--much of it in an hour of genuine need. Death claims were paid on 6,107 policies in force less than three months, and on 18,562 policies in force less than one year--dramatic proof of the value of life insurance. One could scarcely name a catastrophe which took human lives, in the United States or Canada, where funds provided by Metropolitan policies had not helped lighten the burden for afflicted families. Each day, visiting nurses representing the Metroripli- tan ministered topersonsin- sured under Industrial, Intermediate, and Group policies who were in need of skilled care. These nurses made 3,766,240 calls during the year. . Every half second during 1937, a Metropolitan booklet, containing useful health information, was placed in somebody's hands. Each working day throughout the year, new Metropolitan investments went into communities in various parts of the United States and Canada. These investments helped to create a demand for goods, aid realty- values, give employment, and serve other modern ^ocial and economic needs. There is more we would like to tell you about our 1937 Report. This is contained in a booklet entitled, "The Human Side of the Ledger," whicb we shall be glad to send to you upon request. FREDERICK H. ECKER, C/iairman of tht Board L.EROY A. LINCOLN, President e t r o p o l i t a n Life Insurance Company IA MUTUAL MBTKOPOIJTAN IJWB INSUKAHCX COMPANY 1 Mudi«m Aveouo, N«w Kbrtc, N. Y. Fl«mo tend me, without charge or obUgotSoo, » copy of the booklet, "Xbo Human SkfcM* th« Ledger." Name City _Stirt»_

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