TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1951' .30TTST0WN MERCURY, POTTSTOWN, PA'. Pho,,« 2263 PACE FIVE *♦. SCHOOL DAYS + + + In North Coventry Public Schools Americanism Day Is Observed With Special Program Bv PATSY LOUGH1N Americanism Day was proclaimed | and set aside by Governor Pine. | The purpose is “to bring to the; people a fuller realization of benefits. privileges and blessings that j come through our American form of government.” This day was explained to the; faculty and student body yesterday j in a special program. It was ex- ! plained by Principal Grim. After this explanation a concert was given by the North Coventry band. Various songs were played, most of them symbolizing patriotism. The proclamation of American- j ism Day was read by Oscar Dar• lington. Following this the assembly repeated the American's creed. We were favored by a solo, "This Is My Country," by Mrs. Phillips. John Horsky, an Eighth grade student, recited the poem: “The Flag Goes By,” by Bennett. ' The main speaker, Dr. Gustave A. Weber, public relations director at Doehler-Jarvis, discussed “Americanism.” The program concluded with the assembly singing “God Bless America.” 10th Gradei Study of Li ers Start iterature By HARRIET DETWILER The Tenth grade English classes started to study literature the past week. This study will last until the end of the term. We have read several stories of our own choice and they are discussed in class. In addition to the literature work, the academic students have assignments in “creative writing.” Through this we learn to write short stories and poems. Creative writing helps us express ourselves. Obstacle in Path of Progress Girls Taken on Tour Of Chester Hospital By GLORIA CARE The past Friday, Mrs. Trego, school nurse took five girls to the Chester County hospital to attend open house. The girls were Joyce Giles, Joan Buckwalter, Shirley McGowan, Carolyn Garner and j Gloria Care. Upon arriving a nurse showed i Mrs. Trego and the girls through the entire hospital and explained each part as they went along. Ar1 visit to the nurses’ home and class- j rooms concluded the tour. • The girls then asked the nurse any question which had come into I their minds during the tour. When the tour was finished most of the girls agreed that nursing is ' a worthwhile profession. Week Set Aside For Cancer Drive By NANCV McELROY This week has been set aside to run a drive for cancer funds. Cancer is a very dangerous disease which kills one person every three minutes. The real cause of cancer is unknown, but the disease itself is an irritation of the cells. The disease is curable only in the early stages and should be taken care of right away because it spreads quickly. The infected cells destroy the healthy ones. The symptons to watch for are: Sores which do not heal, especially around the mouth and nose; lumps on the body; the increase in size of a sore, wart or birthmark, and excessive bleeding. When these signs appear a doc; tor should be seen right away, be> cause pains do not occur until the j late stages. Most of the fear about cancer is unjust, because if taken care of in j the early stages it’s 110 worse than ; any other disease. Mr. Alvin S. Alderfer showed two moving pictures on cancer to the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. 300 Will T ake Part In Career Conference Three hundred boys and girls of, and Marines, 13; automobile me- the Pottstown Junior High school| chanics. 13; newspaper work, beauti- will take part in a career confer- j clan, and telephone operator, 10 ence Thursday afternoon. ;each, and airplane stewardess, 12. Twenty-four speakers will dis-1 Most of the speakers will be cuss jobs in which the pupils have j from the Pottstown area, but Sheriff’s writ of possession is fed to one of her 18 goats by Mrs. Estelle West, whose ramshackle house stands directly in the path of San Francisco's Bayshore Freeway extension. The state unsuccessfully offered Mrs. West $3950 for her house. “Why don’t they build a tunnel under me or go around the house,” she asks. Short Circuit Didn’t Start Fire , But Prevented One Safety Unit to Send Two to Washington By EDWARD’JOHN The safety patrol has elected two j boys to go to Washington on May j 11. They will march in the Ameri- j can Automobile association parade. ! The boys are Eugene Clemens and j William Rymer. Hopalong Cassidy i will be the honorary grand marshal of the parade. He will present en- ! The annual visit of the Pottstown j tertainment Friday evening. Rotary club will take place Thurs- , ... . , , , _, - - - 1 1 The parade will be held on Constitution avenue starting at 9:30 a. m„ May 12. The reviewing stand ! will be opposite the Washington | monument. Short circuits usually start fires. But a short circuit may have saved the home of Earl W. Bealer, Manatawny road, from serious fire damage last night. Bealer returned to his third floor tenants on the other two floors of the three-story building. Firemen had difficulty in locating the source of the smoke immediately, but finally found the refrigerator motor had burned. Bealer shown an interest. A career conference was held in the Junior High school in 1949 for the first time. It was moved to the Senior High school in 1950. William A. James, Junior High school guidance counsellor, explained. “We wanted to bring this to the children before they make a final choice. The advantage of holding the conference for the Ninth graders is that it makes them aware they must start making an occupation decision.” Major importance of the con- j ference, the guidance counsellor, emphasized, is that it brings this I realization to the pupils. It also shows them that adult: leaders in business, industry and! the professions are interested enough ; to speak to them. * * * “THE BOYS and girls also will learn the drawbacks to these jobs,” James noted. “Some of them have very glamorous ideas about the jobs they prefer and this will be an opportunity for them to find out just what is involved.” Recently, James submitted a list of 78 occupations to the Ninth graders. Those chosen by four or more pupils were scheduled for the career conference, provided he could get a speaker. In a few cases, the second or third preference had to be used, James said. He has not yet completed the list of speakers but expects to do so before the conference opens Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock. At that time, the Ninth graders ! will meet in the auditorium, where the 24 speakers will be introduced, j The boys and girls then will break up into groups of four to 26. * * * THE MOST popular choice has been commercial work. James has scheduled two groups for this discussion. Nursing attracted 22 pupils; Navy Churches Plan Ascension Day Rites Thursday All Catholic and some Protestant churches of Pottstown will conduct Ascension Day services Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of Christ’s ascension 40 days after Easter. Nativity Commandery 71, Knights Templar, will commemorate As; the Pottstown Kiwanis club, whichj tension Day with a service in First will pay the expenses of a tea for I Methodist church, the speakers and the faculty mem- ! I bers in the school library when the | 1 discussion periods are ended. While the Seniors are taking part i others will come to the Junior high school from Reading, Norristown and Philadelphia. The conference is sponsored by in the conference. Seventh and Eighth grade boys will meet in the gymnasium for a discussion of Summer recreation activities, and the girls will meet in the auditorium for a hygiene lecture. Metal Products Workers Hold Annual Banquet The fifth annual employes’ banquet of Pottstown Metal Products company at the West End Fire hall last night attracted more than 100 employes and wives. apartment to find the rooms filled ! believed it shorted itself when it with smoke. He attempted to turn j overheated and blew out the circuit. Rotary Club to Visit School on Thursday By BARBARA CHESSMAN and THERESA BROWER on a floor lamp, but discovered the current was off. He called for the Good Will Fire company to investigate and then went about the house pulling plugs from their sockets to eliminate any additional fire hazard. He also notified the As the firemen were about to re^ turn to the firehouse, another resident. Sterling Eagle, arrived by motorcycle. He left without entering the building after he learned there was no fire. The house is owned by Warren Horning, Royersford. day night, at 6 p. m The dinner will be served by the home economics group under the direction of Miss Joyce High. Following the dinner, the combined Glee clubs of North Coventry High school, under the direction of Mrs. Elva Phillips, will present their Spring concert for the Rotarians. The wives of the Rotarians also have been invited to attend the meeting. Rev. Vleck's Mother Dies in Phoenixville Nettled Pinball Addict Gets to Source of Woe MORSE ASSAILS GREED WASHINGTON. April 30 (/P)— Senator Morse (R-Ore) today de- Grace (Rakay) V 1 e c k. 62, j Phoenixville. wife of the late Stephen Vleck and mother of the Rev. Stephen J. Vleck, rector of Holy Trinity Catholic church, died in her home at 1 a. m. Sunday. She was born in Slovakia, the daughter of George and Mary Rakay Junior and came to the United States in 0 ; 1903. She moved directly to Phoenix- of Donald Sutherland. West Chester, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Phoenixville residence at 9 a. m. I tomorrow. Further services will be conducted from the Sacred Heart of Catholic church. Phoenixville. Making brief talks were T. E. McBride, company president; V. A. Rollin, vice president; R. H. Piersol, general manager, and George W. Mease, shop superintendent. Entertainment was provided by William Smith, accordion solo; Vivian Emery, xylophone solo, and a chalk talk by Lewis Fryer. The banquet, which marked the company’s 24th anniversary, was planned by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sharer Jr. A turkey dinner preceded entertainment. The Knights Templar will leave the Masonic temple, King and Franklin streets, at 7:30 o’clock and march with the escorting Pottstown band west I on King street to Hanover street, and south on Hanover street to High, and east to the church at 414 High street. Topic of the sermon to be presented by the Rev. Martin J. Brinton, pastor of First Methodist church, will be “An Ascended, Yet Ever-Present Lord.” The Knights Templar will march into the church as the organist plays “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The public has been invited to attend. The same parade route will be followed at the com4u>4on of 4he service back to the temple. A social will follow in the basement of the temple, with music by the First Methodist choir. * * * AT ST. ALOYSIUS Catholic church, low masses will be celebrated at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Confessions will be heard Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. In Catholic churches. Ascension day is one of six holy days of obligation. St. Peter’s Catholic church will celebrate the Ascensión ©f Christ with masses at 5:10, 7:30 and 9 a.m. In Holy Trinity Catholic church, masses will be celebrated at 5 and 9 a.m., with a benediction following the 9 o’clock mass. Wednesday and Friday nights at 7 o’clock during May, devotions will be held In Holy Trinity church with the novena lo the Holy Ghost, preparatory to the Feast of Pentecost, May 13. * * •* THREE POTTSTOWN and Stowe Lutheran churches will celebrate the Ascension with services. At Grace Lutheran church a 9 a nr, communion service and a 7:45 p. m. vesper service will mark the day. In Transfiguration Lutheran church a vesper service will b« held at 7:45 o'clock with the Rev. Theodore L. Fischer,- pastor, delivering the Ascension message, “Beginning at the End,” In St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Stowe, a 7:30 p. m. vesper service will commemorate feast and the Rev. a . S. Hanson, pastor, will deliver the message. 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