Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1925 · Page 1
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(THE - INTERNATIONAL NWS SPECIAL' WIRE AND ILLUSTRATED SERVICE HAMOKIM IDISPATCH ITHIRTY-NINTH YEAR No. 74 SHAMOKIN, PA., TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 1925. WEATHER Fair and colder t onight; Wednesday fair am ir aunr? IE (MIM mwn it. AW IB TO TOMB i Operations to Re move Body of Floyd Collin From Under-ground Chamber Were SAbondoned Shortly Before Noon Today Because of Danger of Fur- ; ther Lots of Life if Ex- ! cayauont jtc vonun- SAND CAVE, Ky., Feb. 17 All operations to recover the body of Floyd Collins from the Sand Cave tomb in which he was trapped eighteen days ago, were abandoned at .11:30 o'clock today, after four friends of Collins and a coroner's jury of experienced men had verified the judgment of H. T. Carmichael, general supervisor, that further efforts were futile and would result only in further cost of human life. The last members of the coroner's jury came from the shaft at 11:25 and H.C Tucker, acting coroner, announced that he had seen Collins, recognized him, was certain that he was dead, and was equally sure "there is no way of removing the body without probable further loss of human life." His two jury men, T. L. Corby and Claude Monroe, corroborated his statements. M. E. S. Posey, state highway engineer, then entered the shaft for a final inspection and following his re-port, the official announcement was Vmade that operations were to be suspended definitely. Work of dismantling the cave was - m arced immediately. The huge'can- roof for the pit, was taken down and workmen . began preparations for hauling the heavy machinery up the Kieep rocky runway to the cliff. .Only the formal verdict of the cor. onvr's jury was waiting to place the Continued on page five AH PRETTY RAINBOW WEDDING AT THE RUTHENIAN CHURCH Miss Tessie Kania and Peter Jepko Plighted Troth at Fashionable Wedding at 10 o'Clock This Morning Reception and Wedding Dinner Followed the Ceremony A rainbow wedding, one of the prettiest and most fashionable of the winter season, was solemnized in the Ruthenian church at Shamokin and Clay streets at 10 o'clock this morning, when Peter Jepko claimed Miss Tessie Kania as his bride. A large number of invited guests witnessed the impressive nuptial ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Fr. Michael Olexiew, pastor of the church. The bride appeared most charniinir ill an exquisitely designed gown of durhess lace and white imported satin wiMi a veil of tulle. She carried a shower bouquet of roses and orchids. The maid of honor was Miss Maty Kania, sister of the bride, while the matron of honor was Mrs. George Petsock. The bridesmaids were Misses Jennie McDonald, Anna Kadingo and Tillie Wengrovich. Miss Jean JCear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed -ward Kear, was the bride's train bearer. John Jepko, a brother of the bridegroom, officiated as best man. The ushers were Alex Choker, John Ltvhinski and Michael Kadingo, three of the community's best known young The gowns of the bridesmaids, IM id of honor and matron of honor Continued on page four FOOT SPECIALIST Will remain over for tomorrow morn ing due to the fart that it was impossible to take care of all people to- j lay. BEN HIRSCH Opposite Beading station. J Adv. EFFORTS 'O RECOVER BODY OF CAVE PO WER MONOPOL Y IS THREATENED, SAYS P NCHOT NEW BILLS OPPOSE STATE AMENDMENTS Measures Introduced in State Senate Today by Senator Woodward HARRISBURG, Feb. 17 Two new resolutions opposing amendments to the state constitution to provide for a budget system, state printing and permitting the state to make or produce its own supplies were presented to the senate today by Senator Woodward, Philadelphia. - The new measures are similar to those passed in 1923 and up for consideration for the second tine this session, but Senator tions on their way in case of adverse Woodward has started the new resolu action . by the supreme court on the proposition to have the people vote on the amendments next fall. The supreme court in declaring the soldiers' bonus bond. issue,7 not a time-',. Offering" advUing aH afcendy; ment to the vote of the people pointed UUl inUl Llie COI1SUIUUOII UUOWS U VOLe 1 : . . . i : .11 , on changes only once in five years. It held that the 1923 road bond issue was the last voted upon' and many lawyers hold that no further amendments can be voted upon until 1928. An effort, Continued on page three GIRL ELOPES WITH FATHER'S EMPLOYE; NOTE Daughter Leaves a Note Telling of Elopement and Asking Parents' Forgiveness When William Schankweiler, well known baker, 203 South Seventh street, arose Sunday morning he discovered a note on the kitchen table, which apprised him of the elopement of his 17-year-old daughter, Lena, and Paul Truitt, 18, an employee of the Schankweiler bakery. In the note the young lady said she reasoned that if a man could suit ! knw fntkAH t o a KolrAt nil ra 1 ho U-rkll Irl s I, a tail dfi u r v f v suit him as a son-in-law. She assured her parents that she looked before she leaped and that she found that Truitt possessed all the necessary qualifications to make a good husband. Asking their forgiveness for not letting them know of her intentions in advance, she added that her romantic nature had to find some kind of an outlet. It is supposed that the young people left on a mid night train for Elk-ton, where they secured a marriage license and were later married. In the meantime Schankweiler's bakery is operating short-handed. The young folks are expected home in a few days. RUG SALE AT O. K. WETZEL & SON'S ine iineM seltviiun 01 ine best i ! B?TAfi Wilffaan -air itt Sail 1TP tTVvl I The finest selection of the at 4ft.50 to $l.Vrt. ? Adv. O. K. WETZEL & SOX. i I EXPLORER Governor Expresses Fear That Power Production May Prove a "Plague" Rather Than "Material Blessing", in Few Years Unless Steps Are Taken to Control Industry By Harvey L. Mott HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 17 Expressing a fear that electric power production will, within the next few years, be under the control of a gigantic monopoly, and therefore prove a "plague" rather than a "material blessing" to public interest if steps to forestall this assumed inevitability are not taken immediately, Governor Pinchot today presented in his fourth message to the present session of the general assemly, a resume1 of the power, and proposed nH'er -Stations in Pennsyl fEWBlLL- VJri"UoJL itions of that AI4EIjgant;c mon0p. boa "1- i x Continued frc(l , fcoXiZS 7"T7d m the history aDDroflPheS it in th thnhrninJ ' infimuta unceasing control it may exercise over the daily life of every human being within the web of its wires," the governor declared. Dismissing super power as the "in-Continued on page four ROTARY CLUB PLANS ANOTHER CLINIC FOR WELFARE QUARTERS FORMALLY OPENED Schedule is Adopted by Director Duell to Prevent Congestion The Boys' Welfare looms on West Independence street have evidently supplied a "long felt want," the quarters being overtaxed last evening by a miscellaneous crowd of 100 enthusiastic boys on the occasion of the formal opening ol' the rooms. Through the generosity of a friend of the association, exercising appara tus, including a basketball and cages, have been placed in (he room on the first floor, the smal upper room being reserved for games and reading. Director Duell has arranged a program of attendance to overcome in a measure the congestion that obtains in the rooms every ', evening, the 7:30 o'clock schedule being arranged as follows: Tuesday evening, boys 8 to 11 years; Wednesday, boys 14 to 16 years; Thursday, boys 11 years; Friday, 12 and 13 years. The Boys Welfare work has taken Continued on page five SALE OF ALL WINTER COATS AT WETZELS All maritea at Uay below cost lor aStlia - lc 4lliflsr fAfrft wml- eka.. okanM to get a good coat for little money. Adv. O. at WETZEL SOX..-.t j- I LOCAL FIRM WILL REPAIR EAGLE PLANT AT BETHLEHEM Shamokin Lumber and Construction! Company Gets Contract to Repair Damaged Mill The Shamokin Lumber & Construction company today received the contract to repair the throwing plant of the J. H. & C. K. Eagle, at Bethlehem. This building was erected in 1920 by F. B. Glassmire, of Bethlehem, according to plans and specifications prepared by Howard ' Weigner, architect of Bethlehem., j During the severe iwind, snow and rain storm of January, the one bay of roof construction Went down and was resting on the looms. This also pushed out a 300-foot, section of wall from one to seven feet, Messrs. Joseph Jones and James C. Evans of the J. H. & C. K. Eagle company, together with W. U. Jury of the Shamokin Lumber & Construction company, left this morning to get the work started. x William W. Snyder, who erected the new Eagle dye house in record time, will have chargelpfthe construction work at Bethtefcem.4 He took the following carpenters with him from Shamokin: J. Mel.vin Heim, L. M. Decker, James Yeager and Blair Snyder. This work will be rushed through to a speedy completion in order that the Eagle company can resume operations in this part of their mill. CRIPPLED CHILDREN Announcement to This Effect Made at Weekly Meeting of the Rotary Club Dr. Rugh Will Again be Secured to Perform the Operations Upon Children Suffer ing From Deformities Shamokin is to have another crip- MSM kaaiBBasBB saamaMBsaamBauMBBuniusm pled children clinic. Announcement to this effect was made at the weekly meeting of the Shamokin Rotary club last eveinng when President Don A. Thomas appointed John P. Reighard as chairman of a committee to sponsor the humane undertaking. Assisting the chairman, Fred Maue, D. H. Magee, Frank Gable and Rev. J. N. Wagen-hurst were named to constitute the remainder of the committee. A similar clinic was held under the auspices of the Shamokin Rotary club last year at which time over a score of unfortunate youngsters of this city were operated upon at the Shamokin hospital by Dr. Rugh, famous surgeon of Philadelphia, the latter being assisted by Dr. George W. Reese, surgeon-in-chief of the Shaomkin hospital. A like number were also measured for braces and special shoes as a corrective measure for their affliction or ailment. The services of Dr. Rugh have Continued on page ai SPRING COATS AT O. IL WETZEL Ct SON'S Beautiful fur trimmed coats in bright color. Priced at $1L50 to $35- Adv. O. K. WETZEL at SOX. DANCE TONIGHT Jloosf halL Adv. SCHOOL BOARD UP IN AIR ON BUILDING EXPANSION PROGRAM LEGAL FIGHT IN PROSPECT O VER COAL VALUATION Commissioners and Con troller Make Provision in Budget for Possible Court Battle Over Assessments on County Coal Lands The county commissioners and Controller Oswald Kramer, in adopting the budget for the ensuing year yesterday, made provision for another contest on county coal land valuations which appears imminent as a result of appeals that have been filed by the coal companies. The various mining corporations have appealed from the assessment claiming that the valuations should be lowered because of the fact that the land values in many instances have depreciated due to removal of coal deposits." The . commissioners however, contend that all these conditions were taken into consideration when the assessments were agreed upon , three 'years ago and that the coal land val uations as they now stand were practically based on the estimates of engineers employed by the coal cor porations. The board of commissioners Jias in timated that it will oppose any at tempt to reduce the coal land values and if they maintain this stand there is every prospect that the coal com panies will carry thir appeal into court, in which event another long drawn out legal battle is likely to en sue. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION ISPROVIDED FOR IN BUI Measure Would Give the School Boards Power to Stipulate Hours for Dismissal of Pupils HARRISBURG. Feb. 17 Abolition of federal inheritance taxes so thit they can be levied by states only is provided in a resolution which passed the souse today and which was sent to the senate. The resolution had been introduced by Representative Edmonds. Philadelphia. School children would be excused from school for the purpose of receiving religious instruction in a bill submitted by Repi esentative Harer, Lycoming. School directors and boards are given power to stipulate the hours on which dismissal would be permitted. The house law and order committee postponed action for one Week on the Sowers bill which amends the VJ2-1 Pinchot law enforcement act. so as to prevent the padlocking of homes or hotels where the tenants have been arrested and convicted of possession of alcholoic beverages. The committee, after a heated discussion in which there was a big division, de-Continued on page five DANCE TONIGHT iat Moose halL Adv. ASK POLICE TO ASSIST IN FINDING YOUTH Middleburg Young Man Has Been Strangely Missing for More Than a Week The aid of police throughout this section was enlisted today in a search for Charles Reichenbach, a Middle burg youth, who has been strangely missing for more than a week. Early last week the youne man ac companied Reno Specht, also of Mid- aieDurg, to sunbury to search for work. The young men made visits to a number of industrial plants at the county-seat. Later they stopped at Leiby's restaurant at Sunbury for something to eat and upon emerging they separated with the understand ing that they would meet at the ap pointed spot some time later. Specht says that 'Reichenbach failed to show up and after waiting more than an hour for the youth, he boarded his automobile and drove home. Nothing has been seen or heard of the young man since that time and the parents fear that he may have met with foul play. Reichenbach had i about $25 in his possession at the time of his disappearance, it is said. COLLEGE LECTURE SERVICE FOR THE SHAMOKIN H. S. SCHOOL mm is Figures Show Financial! Obligations of District Were Cut $114,700 in Three and One half Years An interesting item of information conveyed at last evening's special meeting of the Shamokin district school directors was a statement of the school district's indebtedness. .showing the financial obligations had been reduced $114,700 within the period of the last three and one-half years. On July 1, 1921, the total indebted ness of the district was $376,800. From sinkimr funds and othpr sourroS the bonded and floating indebtedness has been reduced to $283,100 on February 16, 1925. a decrease of ob ligations of $93,700. In addition. SUOOO K, ', .k t i. ...r t..i.. ... . . . .iuntri Mrcri, auiuinini? me Lincoln budding, while $10,000 from the . eral fund of the school treasury has been applied in redeeming outstanding, interest bearing bndj of $10.- 000, making a total reduction of 1 1 4.700. While the acquirement of extensive plots of rrnunil for a imw ukn.il building will mean a substantial increase in the bonded indebtedness of the district, it is not expected that the building program will be in complete progress until the next three or lour rears. Discussion at a Special Meeting Conveys Impression of Vagueness as to Plans Board Has in View Pass Resolution to Notify Tenants of Market Street Properties to Vacate at Once A special meeting of the board of directors of the Shamokin school district was held last evening to "discuss wavs and means relative to the m-on- erty recently acquired, first consider ing the Market street proposition, and such other business as may be presented." This was the ODenine an nouncement of President John M. Powell in addressing his fellow direc tors, Wilson H. Lark, W. J. Wieat,. t Samuel Smith, Dr. W. C. Wetael and B. F. Startzel. The subsequent debate conveyed the impression of a certain vagueness in the definite purpose for which the properties recently condemned on South Market street, were to be used. The appropriation of the site was originally announced for an extension of the Lincoln building, a playground to be included, the latter adjunct to physical development beintr a reauirement. of the state department of education upon the purchase of new property for school building purposes. ,-" The appropriation of the valuable, site on Lincoln street, and the mihlhVa ' it-ttcnun iu me receni, announcement. I ! 1 . . .1 l . . : 1 ,.V of the plan, tended to add to, tfc decision and comnnnnrl tha ftiflLU ot the directorate. In the latter caae, , , ..l it Was SUCeested to innluria fnk - ..." " . W . appropriatwnsoX reaiJ, estate by tofii.J.ZjZ ueiiiniHK an or pari or tne residential : ,;, section facing on Arch street. One member advanced the ' intriguing; thought that a junior high school should be built over the channel of the Shamokin creek, the preferred location being between American Legion build-ing and the Rescue fire station. The Continued on page three Board of Education at a Meeting Last Evening Decided to Accept Lehigh University Extension Lecture Course for. Local Institution Cost Will be Nominal The feature accomplishment of a special meeting of the directors of the ftnamokin school district, held last evening, was the decision to accept the Lehigh University extension lecture service for the local high school, lee acceptance to entail only a very nominal cost to the district for educational privileges usually enjoyed by a regular university student. Endowments to tho great universities of the cour.ti-y have made it possible to broaden the influence of the noted lecturers of these schools. The lecture service which the board of directors accepted last evening only requires the payment of a proportionate share of the traveling expense to and from Lehigh University, located at Bethlehem, excluding fees of any kind. These lectures will also serve to clarify the view of the prospective student between the high school and college methods of instruction. .-. Pottsville and Mt. fTarmol ... cepted the extension lecture service, to be given before th high School E,ven student body The lectures will be delivered in the high school au.fitnrinm j . . . . d! schoVI hou"' cordial lo- vitation to the public to attend. The numbers on the course and the names of the educators and lecturer follows: "Lessons From the Gridiron" . Howard R. Reiter. Prof, of Physical Education. "In This Day of Social Rebuilding f Continued on page four DANCE BAZAAR DAKCC Polish school auditorium, Wednesday. Admission 35c AdT. A .1 ? i

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