The Daily Notes from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1939 · Page 6
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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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Friday, March 31, 1939
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f V v PAGfi SDL FBIDAY, MAECH31; 1939 THE DAILY NOTES, CANON8BUBO. PA. On Trial in Katz Kidnaping I " v , fit ' Jb? V1I1' j l" , f IjijBSBSCL - , ,-u, , 1 1 r T MmBmm Charles Mitchell (second from right) and Sol Schwartz (right) confer with their attorneys, James Ryan (left) and Lewis Drago, at their trial in New York for the $180 kidnaping of four-year-old Michael Katz, son of Mitchell's best friend. If convicted, they face 20 years to life East Canonsburg By UG' Ml'LLIG 418 Duquesne Ave., Phone 331-K KECKEATI0X CENTER HAS VARIED ACTIVITIES -.Aided by Rose Naples, staff member of the East End Recreation Center, a group of girls are engaged in making colorful paper dolls and tags, which will be sold on tag day, May 13. Proceeds of the sale will be used to buy new equipment for the Center's outdoor playground, which will be transferred from its present location on Brugger's field to Hook's field, a short distance away. Nick Bell, local musician, recently jointed the Center's staff and is available to persons who are seeking musical training, at no cost-John Greaga, thought not on the tstaff, is helping with the training of the boxers. Youngsters, of 12 years or older, are urged to attend the free classes in Safety and F'irst Aid at the Central Recreation Center, from 2 to 4 o'clock every Saturday afternoon for eleven weeks. Classes must be attended at least eight times. At the end of the term, those passing exams, will be awarded a Junior or Senior Red Cross certificate, depending on age and course taken. April 7 has been set as the enrollment deadline. stricKen about two weeks ago while visiting at his parents' home. A letter from Reggie Childs, on whose programs Jimmie is the featured singer, was received yesterday. In the letter were included a group of songs which Jimmie is scheduled to sing on the opening night of Childs' engagement in Boston, starting April S. According to the physicians in charge, it is unlikely that Jimmie will be in condition to attend; although his present rate of recovery indicates that he will be better before long. JIMMIE DI TALMA SHOWS 1MTIU)VE-MET Telegrams and long distance calls of. cheer, are being received at the Di Palma home, East Pike street, where Jimmie Di Palma, local radio singer, is convalescing from an illness with which he was Personals Mrs. Nardina Constantino, and her daughter, Marie, returned to their home in Vandergrift, early today, after a week's visit with friends and relatives- Marie was a guest at the Nick Defife home, Euclid, and her mother stayed at the Pete Zaccaglini home, Duquesne avenue. Mrs. Domenic Del Corso, 305 Third street, received gifts and felicitations from friends gathered at her home last night in celebration of her birthday, Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. - " Mrs. Katas Solomon, Giffin avenue, is , undergoing oye treatment at the Washington hospital. If the treatments are ineffective, an operation will be performed. Paulie Polaski, Benny Osiecki, and John Sederoff, were among the party of local young men attending the round and square dance at Green Valley, near Wheeling, last night. RELIEF APPLICANTS MUST SIGN JUDGMENTS AGAINST PROPERTY State Will Require All Who Receive Assistance to Acknowledge Claim HARRISBURG. March 31. O! Pennsylvanians applying for any type of public assistance other than a blind pension will be required after April 1 to sign confessing judgment against real or personal property which may be owned or later acquired as an acknowledgment of the state's claim to repayment of tendered assistance, Fublie Assistance Secretary Howard L. Russell has announced. "Instructions covering use of the bond after April 1 have been sent, county assistance board," Russell said. "It will apply immediately to applicants for unemployment, old-age and dependent children assistance. As rapidly as possible coverage will be extended to all current relief recipients. 2'First emphasis will be on obtaining repayment bonds from pcr-b'Ons now on active rolls who own real property. Under present regulations, such property may be of two types, neither of which renders the owners ineligible for aid a house used as owner's residence and non-resident property which Is demonstrably unsalable. Signing of the bond will be a condition of continued eligibility for assistance." "Snerns" Winner Affected -Recent cases which would be covered under the new rulings were in Philadelphia where assistance recipients won large sums of money on Irish Sweepstukes tickets. "Decision to adopt the repayment bond procedure," Russell said "is rased on a recent opinion ot the department of justice clarifying the-.tcsponsibiliti m of the department of public assl-Mance under the support law of 1 and making if virtually mandatory that same definite provision be adopted to facilitate reimbursement to the tate of money expended in assisting persons wlni own or who may later acquire property- "Advance execution of u bond Is the most practical method of m-ciw ing the commonwealth' claim, Jince. in l he c ase of real property, it, way bv tiled Ub adieu which needs no follow-up and can be exercised whenever the property changes hands." SOMERSET TOWNSHIP MAN DIES; FUNERAL SUNDAY Harry W. Sumney, 65, died suddenly at his home in Somerset township, Thursday, March 30, 1939, at 11:45 a. m., Though he had not been feeling well for the last few weeks, he had improved in the la.-t few day.s. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a son of David and Eliza Lusk Sumney, and was born in Nottingham township and spent his entire life in Nottingham and Somerset township. He was a farmer. Mr. Sumney was a member of the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian church. Surviving are hh wife, Margaret A she raft Sumney; one .son, Roy; one grandson, David, and the following brothers and sisters: James, Finleyville; Mrs. Emma 'Myers, Kinleyville, R. I).; Mrs. Ella Williams, Moiumgahcla, and George, Eighty Four. Funeral services will be held in the home Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 p. in., in charge of the Rev- J. C. Ruble. Burial will be in the Pigeon Creek Presbyterian cemetery. ARGENTINA INVESTIGATES NEW GERMAN ACTIVITIES BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 31. r.P Foreign Minister Jose Maria Cnntilo said today that the government was investigating newspaper reports that Nazi propagandists were trying to induce the people of (he Patagonia area to annex themselves! to Germany as colonists. t'antilo announced the Investigation after a conference with, President Roberto M. Ortiz, lie mid they both agreed "to take the necessary steps in defense of tho national Koverclgiyy." Follow the Classified Ads in The Dally Notes for Cargaiuu! $25 for Enrol June Brody, 22,, proudly displays the raffle ticket she bought for $25, entitling her to sole privilege of entertaining movie actor Errol Flynn during his visit to Dodge City, Kans. The ticket originally was held by Mary Butterfield, who had to relinquish it when her home was placed under measles tiuarantine. Celestial Steering Taught PHILADELPHIA Oh Officials of the Franklin Institute have announced that a new course in celestial navigation has been stared at the institute. The new course is under direction of Lieut. Commander Julian L. Woodruff, U- S. N. R. F. Pastor Collects Som Books SULPHUR. Okla. O'i The Rev. Dwight O. Xorthrip of the Calvary Raptist church owns nearly 500 song books of 100 different varieties. He also is a collector of stamps. The Rev. Xorthrip began his hobby in 1935 when Mrs. Edwin Vaile Mclntyre presented him 100 volumes that had belonged to her husband. Buy, Rent or Sell the Classified Way Use The Notes! GRAVITY FORCE USED TO RAISE MOTOR POWER Miami Inventor Calls Principle Enormous Energy Saver His Obituary v ::-:-:-:::x':':-: ::-x-:v & ' ' . 1 0 I - J MIAMI, Fla., March 31. 0i W. F. Skinner proudly displays hi; latest invention, a device that mu! tiplies power in a startling fashion. Skinner had great -hopes for the principle he embodied in his de vice, which he calls "a gravity pow er machine." He said, for example, he believed the machine's principle could be carried to a point where a one-horsepower motor would pro vide electricity for a community of 3,500 people at a total cost of only $5 a month. "Almost any engineer will tell you that what this machine does is impossible," said Skinner, and then proceeded to demonstrate in his workshop here. His working model of the "grav ity power machine" was run by a one-eighth horsepower motor. The device, in turn, operated a heavy duty, 12-foot lathe, a six-foot drill press and a hack saw from the same shaft at the same time. Aorninl Tower Cited "Almost any engineer will tell you that to run even that heavy duty lathe and produce the quar ter-inch shaving on a steel "bar that it does would take a two-horsepow er motor," Skinner f-aid. The "gravity power machine" consists of a steel framework con taining four shafts controlled by eccentrics- On each shaft is an off-balanced weight which Skinner said was "about the secret of the whole thing." He explained that the shafts, turning in the eccentrics, moved the weights in a circular motion at 60 revolutions a minute. Because the weights are off-balance, he vaid, they are always "falling," producing the multiplication of power. The "falling," Skinner said, is more correctly a following of the weights to new centers of gravity caused by the changing positions of the shafts. The weights do not actually fall. The one-eighth horsepower electric motor. Skinner said, was used only for power to turn the eccentrics and the "gravity power machine 'provided the power, in turn, to operate the hop. U'OO Per Cent Step I'p Skinner estimated the "gravity power machine" would increase the horsepower of a motor ubout 1,200 per cent. A one horsepower motor, he believed, with a perfected "gravity power machine" to multiply its output, could be made to drive a generator large enough to produce electricity for 3,500 persons. And the operating cost would be only about $5 a month, he estimated. The machine Skinner exhibited was the fifth he has built in the 14 years he has been "working up the idea." A number of engineers have inspected his invention, he said. One of them was A. P. Michaels, a Jacksonville, Fla., consulting engineer, who gave Skinner a letter describing the machine as "a practical device and will have a definite field where it is necessary to use power to drive equipment. It should result in a very large saving of power used." One Engineer Silent George C- Estill, electrical engineer and retired president of the Florida Power and Light company here, was another who examined the device but he said his check was not complete enough to allow him to form a conclusion. Skinner turned to inventing after the collapse of the Florida real estate boom of 1926. He recently perfected a device for recharging dry cell batteries. He collects roy- Coast Gixrjrd to the Rescue mm i o u ' fa; ' XV vr: y Pranin of the high nea is enacted as Stephen Campbell, stricken with abdominal ailment, is lifted aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Argo, 175' miles out, for dath to P.oston where he wnsUreated. Tho seaman was I removed from tha fifthinjr trawler Ntwton. -- 'J Ferguson Services, Funeral services for Robert Fer guson were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his nephew, Arthur Hampson, Jr., of Meadowlands in charge of the Rev. E. C. Linn. "Rock of Ages" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung by Mary Jane Gray and Mrs. E. C. Linn. Pallbearers were John Hampson, Alec Jester, John VanFossen, Gilbert Hall, Carl Gump and Sam Shaffer. Burial was in the Oak Spring cemetery. fflEflflr&Swagfc $1 Church Candles Popular DAMRISCOTTA, Me. U.E!i Churchgoers were so willing to buy candles for the Baptist Church birthday cake at $1 apiece that the committee was forced to buy 175 tapers instead of the 120, one to represent each year of the church's existence. elties from several children's toys and special types of furniture he has invented. Skinner said some skeptics were inclined to wonder whether his "gravity power machine" was obtaining power from some other source than the one-eighth horsepower motor because the shop was electrically operated. To make the demonstration more convincing, he obtained a one-fifth horsepower gasoline motor manufactured to run model airplanes, which he said he would install to produce the power for the shop. i i It won't be long now till the fashion parade of the year gets under way. Do not be caught napping. Come in tomorrow to see the leading shoe fashions iri the finest shoes in America Let our experts help you in your selections . Follow the lead of fashion leaders. 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