Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 22, 1919, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., August 22, 1919.
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P. GRAY MEEK, - - Editor
To Correspondents.—No communications
published unless accompanied by the real
name of the writer.
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notice this paper will be furnished to sub-
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Program for Howard’s Big Celebra-
tion Tomorrow.
All arrangements have been com-
pleted for the big welcome home cel-
ebration to be held at Howard to-
morrow, August 23rd, for the return-
ed soldiers, sailors, marines and nurs-
es, and a full day is guaranteed as
will be seen by the following pro-
9:00 A. M.—Band Concerts.
10:00 A. M.—Ball Game, service men Vs.
non-service men.
2:00 O'clock sharp—Dinner.
2:30 P. M.—Parade.
3:30 P. M.—Addresses, Hon. H. C. Quig-
Kennedy Johnston
ley and J.
P. M.—Band Concerts.
P. M.—Supper.
P. M.—Band Concerts.
P. M.—Festival by Howard Band.
The Penna. R. R. Middle division
band, of Altoona, and the Howard
band will render concerts at intervals
during the day and evening. These
two bands are composed of some of
the best musicians in Central Penn-
sylvania and will furnish a _wonder-
ful treat to all lovers of music.
Games and races will be held dur-
ing the afternoon under the auspices
of the amusement committee and
prizes will be given to the winners.
This committee has also decided to
give three prizes to the best decorat-
ed automobiles in the parade, these
three prizes to consist of $15.00 for
the first, $10.00 for the second and
$5.00 for the third, in cash. Plenty
of enthusiasm -has been shown in
planning for the decoration of auto-
mobiles. ;
The lawns of many of the promi-
nent citizens of Howard have been of-
fered to the visitors for that day to
be used as picnic grounds. The town
will be wide open to all service men
and women and their friends during
the celebration. A full turn-out of
all service men and women from
Howard, Curtin, J acksonville and
Orviston is expected, and it is hoped
that their friends will be present to
give them a hearty welcome for the
work which they have done. Any
service men and women and friends
from other districts are cordially in-
vited to enjoy the day as guests of
these worthy citizens.
— Philipsburg people have their
preparations well under way for their
big Labor day and welcome home cel-
ebration on September first. They
have entered into a contract with avi-
ator Budwig, who was one of the pio-
neer flyers on the New York to Chi-
cago airmail route, to be in Philips-
burg on that day and give exhibition
flights. Pilot Budwig will also take
up passengers, if any of the Philips-
burgers are brave enough to venture
that far from earth. He will ‘give a
man a fifteen mile ride for fifteen
dollars or take him thirty miles for
twenty-five dollars. So far as we
have been able to learn there is as
yet no waiting list clamoring for a
chance to go. oa -
— The various labor organizations
of Tyrone will hold a big picnic and
demonstration at Stevens’ park in
that place on Labor day. A big pa-
rade will be held at nine o'clock in
the morning, which will be composed
of members of the various railroad
brotherhoods, returned soldiers, civic
organizations, etc. The parade will
march to the park and disband. Prom-
inent speakers will be at the park to
address the crowd and there will be a
full day’s program of sports, ete.
Special trains will be run over the
Tyrone division, the one over the
Bald Eagle Valley railroad leaving
Tyrone at 10:20 p. m.
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——The welcome home committee
of Howard bought the big welcome
arch that has stood at the Diamond
ever since Bellefonte’s big welcome
home celebration and moved it to that
place as one of the prominent pieces
in their street decorations for to-mor-
xrow’s big time there.
Two of the prisoners who re-
cently escaped from the western pen-
itentiary were captured at Warren,
Ohio, on Saturday just as they were
in the act of cranking an automobile
to leave for another town. They
were brought back to the Centre
county jail by officers from the peni-
tentiary and on Wednesday morning
were given the usual sentence by
Judge Quigley. They were taken
back to Pittsburgh yesterday by Sher-
iff Yarnell and Charles ‘E. Gates.
——Mrs. M. A. Grove, who makes
her home with Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Pressler and family, in Milesburg, was
very pleasantly surprised last week
when she had a visit from her foster
son, Dr. W. G. Grove, wife and two
sons, of Buffalo. They especially
wanted to take Mrs. Grove along
home with them but she was afraid
to venture on such a long automobile
trip so they spent Tuesday night with
her and left on Wednesday for Hunt-
ingdon. : :
——The Central Pennsylvaniaedis-
trict firemen’s convention will be held
at Houtzdale Wednesday and Thurs-
day of next week in connection with
that town’s Old Home week celebra-
‘Susan L. Harlacher,
many years mail agent on the Lewis-
burg and Tyrone railroad, passed
away at his home in this place short-
ly after five o'clock on Wednesday
morning. He had not been in good
health for some time and had laid off
work a month to recuperate. He
worked Monday and Tuesday of last
week and started his run on Wednes-
day but was taken worse and had to
quit. Since then he improved some-
what until Tuesday night when he
had a sinking spell from which he
never recovered. An affection of the
heart caused his death.
Robert Franklin Sechler was born
at Boalsburg, this county, on Septem-
ber 23rd, 1853, hence was not quite
sixty-six years old. He was educated
at the Boalsburg Academy and when
a young man went to Mifflinburg.
While there he was united in mar-
riage to Miss Ada Musser and short-
ly afterwards came to Bellefonte and
spent a short time here when he went
to Harrisburg and entered the rail-
way mail service. That was thirty-
five years ago and ever since he had
been engaged in that work. For
many years he was located at Lewis-
burg, making the morning run to
Bellefonte over the Lewisburg and
Tyrone railroad and returning to that
place in the afternoon. Ten years
ago, however, he moved to Bellefonte
and this had been his home ever since.
Mr. Sechler was a good citizen and a
home-loving man and had a host of
friends who sincerely mourn his
His first wife died five years ago
and two years later he married Miss
Carrie Shontz, of Mifflinburg, who
survives with two daughters to his
first wife, namely: Mrs. W. H. Cox,
of Franklin, and Miss Myra Sechler,
at home. Funeral services will be
conducted at his late home at 7:30
o’clock this (Friday) evening and to-
morrow morning the remains will be
taken by train to Mifflinburg while
the members of the family and friends
will go in cars to that place where the
funeral will be held at ten o’clock. In-
terment at Mifflinburg will be in
charge of the Masonic fraternity, of
which he was a member.
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HARLACHER. — Clemens Frank-:
lin Harlacher, a well known farmer
of Halfmoon valley, died at his home
near Stormstown at. 7:45 a. m., Au-
gust 14th, after a week’s illness foi-"
lowing a stroke of paralysis. He was
a son of Dr. Jacob and Susan Clem;
ens Harlacher and was born at: New
Berlin, Pa., May 7th, 1837, being at
the time of his death 82 years, 3
months and 7 days old. : © 2
For more than twenty years he'was
a resident of Centre Hall, part of the
time engaged in the mercantile busi,
ness, and was a charter member of
the Old Fort Masonic Lodg
Episcopal church for more than six-
ty-four, years and occupied all the of-{
fices of -the. church during his life
time, holding that of trustee at the
time of his death. ,
In 1864 he was married to “Miss
Mary Spyker, of Aaronsburg, who
died two years later. February 12th,
1868, he was married to Lucetta Jane
Gray, daughter of Susan and Jacob,
‘Gray, who survives ‘him with three
children, F. J. Gray Harlacher and
at home, and
Mrs. Andrew H. Melville, of Cos Cob,
Conn. One son, Wilbur S., died in in-
Funeral services were held at his
late home Saturday at 10 o’clock, by
his pastor, Rev. H. F. Babcock, and he
was laid to rest in Gray’s cemetery.
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HERMES.—Mrs. Ada Hermes,
wife of Herman Hermes, passed away
at the home of her son-in-law, Guy
Rossman, at Pine Hall, last Saturday
morning, following a lingering ill-
ness as the result of a stroke of par-
alysis. She was in her seventy-
fourth year and: was born in Germa-
ny, coming to this country in 1888. In
April of that year she was united in
marriage to Mr. Hermes who survives
with one son, living in Illinois. She
also has several sisters living in Ger-
many but has not heard from them
since before the world war. She was
a member of the Gatesburg Lutheran
church and a woman held in high es-
teem by all who knew her. Brief
funeral services were held at the
Rossman home at 1:30 p. m. on Mon-
day by Rev. A. M. Lutton, after which
burial was made in the Gatesbhurg
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EMERICK.—Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Emerick, wife of George Emerick,
died at her home east of Centre Hall
on Monday of last week following an
illness of some weeks with gangrene.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jonathan Weaver and was born in
Gregg township, being at her death
72 years, 6 months and 7 days old. In
addition to her husband she is surviv-
ed by one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Fet-
terolf, at home. She also leaves
three sisters and one brother, name-
ly: Mrs. Annie Emerick, of Zion;
Mrs. William Dukeman, of Winburne;
Mrs. Harvey Shaffer, of Zion, and
William ‘Weaver, of Jacksonville.
Burial was made at Farmers Mills
last Wednesday.
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PETERS.—Helen, the eleven year
old daughter of Albert and Edna
Evey Peters, died at her home in Ty-
rone on Monday night after an illness
of two weeks with diphtheria. In ad-
dition to her parents she is survived
by two sisters and two brothers,
namely: Margaret, Florence, William
and Franklin. The family formerly
lived in Centre county and have many
relatives in this section who sympa-
thize with them in their bereavement.
The body was brought to Bellefonte
on Tuesday afternoon and private
burial was made in the Union ceme-
tery at four o’clock, Rev. Smith, of
the U.'B. church, officiating. ~~
SECHLER.—Robert Sechler, for |
1 t nic Lodge. He was |i
an active: member of the Methodist
BOAL.—Mrs. Elizabeth W. Boal,
‘widow of the late Rev. James W. Boal,
passed away at her home in Vineland,
N. J., on Thursday of last week after
a few hour’s illness as the result of a
stroke of paralysis. She suffered a
stroke early last spring but had re-
covered from that illness sufficiently
to be up and around and visit among
nearby friends.
Deceased, whose maiden name was
Elizabeth W. Raum, lived at Shippens-
burg before her marriage to Rev.
Boal, at Saxton, Pa., in 1878. At that
time the latter was pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Allenwood but
later they moved to Williamsport
where Mrs. Boal took a very active
part in all kinds of church work,
Presbyterial societies and the W. C.
T. U., thus ably assisting her husband
in his pastoral duties. From Wil-
liamsport they moved to Port Carbon,
where Mrs. Boal continued her church
activities. This was Rev. Boal’s last
charge and he died at Centre Hall
eleven years ago. Following his
death Mrs. Boal spent one year with
her son in the west then came cast
and lived for five years in Bellefonte
before going to Vineland, N. J., about
five years ago. She was a woman
whose graciousness and charm of
manner, as well as her daily christian
life, left its impress upon all with
whom she came in contact. At the
time of her death she was aged eighty
She is survived by one son, Rev.
James H. Boal, of Morristown, N. J.,
and two brothers, John Raum, of
Shippensburg, and William Raum, of
Crawford, Neb. The remains were
brought to Bellefonte, accompanied
by the son and his wife, and taken di-
rect from the train to the Union cem-
etery on Monday morning for burial
beside the body of her husband, Dr.
A. M. Schmidt being in charge of the
services at the grave.
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HALL.—Mrs. Clara R. Hall, widow
of the late William Hall, of Union
township, this county, died quite sud-
denly at the home of her brother,
Charles Barger, in Woodland, Clear-
field county, early last week, from a
stroke of apoplexy sustained on Mon-
day, aged 72 years. Her husband was
a member of the well known Hall
family of Union township and short-
ly after his marriage to Miss Clara
Barger the two.went west and located
in Minnesota. A ‘good part of their
‘married life was spent in that State
but a number of years ago they mov-
ed to Donnybrook, North: Dakota,
where Mr. Hall died. Mrs. Hall came
east in May to visit relatives in cen-
tral Pennsylvania and. contemplated
coming to Centre county this week
but was overtaken by death before
she completed her visit. The remains
were gent to North Dakota, where her
immediate family lives, for burial be-
“body of her husband.
Sourbeer--Haupt.=The “home of
{-Mr..and, Mrs, ‘Edward -A. Latham, in
Harrisburg, was the scene of a pretty
wedding on Wednesday of last week,
when Mrs. Latham’s sister, Miss El-
eanor Izora Haupt, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. I. Newton Haupt, of Belle-
fonte, was united in marriage to Em-
ory Reed Sourbeer, of Harrisburg,
Rev. Dr. Clayton Albert Smucker of-
ficiating. The wedding occurred on
the tenth anniversary of the marriage
of Mr. and Mrs. Latham.
The bride was gowned in gray taf-
feta and princess lace and her only
attendant was Miss Naomi Adams, of
Bellefonte, as bridesmaid. Gilbert
Haupt, also of Bellefonte, and a
brother of the bride, officiated as best
man. Immediately following the
wedding ceremony a reception was
tendered the young couple at the home
of Mr. Latham and later they depart-
ed on an extended honeymoon trip.
The young couple received quite a
number of handsome and useful wed-
ding gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Sourbeer
will be at home to their many friends
at 431 south 17th street, Harrisburg,
on and after September 15th.
Hultz—Samuels. — Prof. Fred 8S.
Hultz, of State College, and Miss Hel-
en Perry Samuels, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. C. Samuels, of Hazleton,
were married in the latter city last
week by Rev. Robert Bonner Jack, of
the First Presbyterian church. The
bride was educated at Chevy Chase,
Washington, D. C. They will reside
at State College.
Poorman—Campbell.—Bert I. Poor-
man and Miss Anna M. Campbell,
both of Coleville, were married at the
Methodist parsonage on east Linn
street on Monday by the pastor, Rev.
Alexander Scott.
Road Views.
The board of road and bridge view-
ers will hold a meeting in the court
house on Monday, September 15th, at
10 o’clock a. m., to take testimony for
and against the following applica-
To vacate a road in Potter township
near Penn Cave station.
To vacate a public road in Gregg
township near Penn Cave station.
To vacate a road in Marion town-
ship known as the Weight road.
To vacate a public road in Rush
township near the Ophir mine.
Boy Drowned Near Snow Shoe.
Jarvis Hall, a ten year cld boy who
made his home with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hall, was
drowned in an old fishing pond be-
tween Snow Shoe and Clarence on
Sunday afternoon. The lad with
three other boys were in the pond
wading and swimming when Jarvis
got into a deep hole and as he could
swim very little he drowned before
help could be secured. His body was
not recovered until two hours later.
Burial was made in Askey’s cemetery
‘on Wednesday.
Jury List for September Court.
Jury Commissioners John D. Deck-
er and Joseph Emerick were in Belle-
fonte last Friday and drew the jurors
to serve at the September term of
court which will begin on the fourth
Monday, the 22nd inst., as follows:
List of Grand Jurors.
Adams, C. C., clerk...i....... Philipsburg
Alexander, Jos. A., farmer..... Union Twp.
Bottorf, Calvin, Jaborer..........:.. Potter
Beck, Frank, carpenter........ Philipsburg
Bodl, J. G.. 18D0Ter sees sssvireons Potter
Bilger, Harry, contractor........... Spring
ChamkEers, Thomas, laborer
crbeeany Snow Shoe Twp.
Faulkner, H. P., beok-keeper..Philipsburg
Fish, Ed C., salesman......... ‘Philipsburg
Gentzel, G. P., farmer.............. Spring
Grauer, Louis, merchant........ Bellefonte
Irvin, J. G., farmer,...............} Harris
Korman, Warren, creameryman...... Penn
Limbert, Charles, farmer........... Haines
Pickle, James, engineer............. Spring
Ross, C.- W., farmer............. Ferguson
Royer, ‘John :F., farmer...........». Miles
Russell, Dr. E. A., physician....Unionville
Swabb, Frank, farmer........... Ferguson
Stoner, Henry, laborer....... State College
Stover, BE. M., farmer. ......... 4 Haines
Shope, J.B. farmer... .. vies cvis Boggs
‘Wallace, Frank, laborer............. Boggs
Weber, F. W,, laborer.............. Harris
List of Traverse Jurors.
Apt, Joseph; clerk... ... 000 Bellefonte
Bowes, W. A. laborer.............Liberty
Brink, Daniel, police.......... Philipsburg
Baumgardner, C. C., laborer.......: Spring
Breon, Harry ‘FE. teacher........... Spring
Beigle, John, farmer.......... a. Taylor
Barnes, H. P., merchant,........ Bellefonte
Barnhart, John, laborer............ Spring
Bennett, William, merchant......... Worth
Baker, Harper, baker.......... Philipsburg
Budinger, W. S., farmer.,...... Snow Shoe
Beckwith, J. T.,. merchant.......... Taylor
Candy,. J.. H., laborer... ...... State College
Cox, Harry, 1aDorer... ccc sis veies Spring
Carper; John, [armel ..cscaesivisosvss Harris
Cole,. Ralph, 13Dborer.. ...veess ice Bellefonte
Confer, Ira, merchant..........o.s.- Boggs
Dagan, John, hotel keeper........... Rush
Durst, Samuel, farmer.............. Potter
Delaney, W., ¥., agent......... Philipsburg
Dunlap, Jesse, laborer........... Bellefonte
Dale, John, invalid........... State College
Etters, Harry, farmer....... Howard Twp
Fleisher, Thos. J., laborer.......... Potter
Gentzel, J. B,, 18D0TEr vic veo vvensee, Gregg
Gilbert, Henry, cobbler............. Haines
Harm, Clair, clerk.............. Snow Shoe
Hoy, John C., carpenter............ College
Henderson, John, farmer........... Taylor
Hicks, John F., laborer......... Halfmoon
Hoover, Miles, laborer............... Rush
Ishler, George, butcher............. Potter
Johnson, Ernest, teacher........... College
Kline, Earl, shoemaker............. College
Krebs, W. B, laborer.............. Benner
Leitzell, Harry L., clerk..... State College
Lutz, William, farmer.............. Benner
Morris, Wm., blacksmith......Philipsburg
Malone, Robert, laborer............. Boggs
Morgan, G. O., coal operator...Snow Shoe
McDowell, W. A., bank clerk...... Howard
McClellan, C. E., merchant........ Millheim
Noll, John, miller........... ervessns Potter
Shuey, C.'C., agent......i.....%, Bellefonte
Shaffer, S. H., laborer............ «Walker |
Smeltzer, Albert, retired............ Spring |
Watson, Charles, book-keeper
Seinen Snow Shoe Twp.
The Ghastly Truth.
The following extracts from a let-
ter by Aimee Vanneman Higdon re-
cently received from Erivan is one of
the latest accounts from a worker
among the Armenians and Syrians:
Conditions here are terrible but the
worst place is Igdir, near Etchmiadzin.
There the houses are full of unburied
dead. A man walking through the streets
the other day seemed to be carrying a
sack; upon examination it was found to
contain the body of a freshly killed ‘man,
which the bearer was carrying home to
eat. In another family the cook was found
roasting half the body of a haby. In oth.
er places children have heen seen crack-
ing haman bones for marrow. I ean re-
ally scarcely endure the sights we see of
famished children on the streets. We do
not have enough to feed half of them; be-
sides we do not have half enough relief
If the American people could realize
that it is a common thing all through Ar-
menia to see children lying dead in the
streets, and that people are forced to eat
each other, they would hate themselves
for having any surplus money which they
would not offer to save these poor people.
In some places the orphans are gathered
from the street and placed in a big open
courtyard to be given one bit of bread.
They bave to sleep on the ground with no
covering. Usually the following morning
they are sorted over and the dead ones
put to one side until the ox-cart comes
around to gather them up.
Centre county is asked to give $7,-
720 for this relief but we have given
only a little more than half that
amount. Won't you help now again?
Give through any Sunday school in
the county or send money directly to
Miss M. H. Linn, Bellefonte, county
chairman for Armenian and Syrian
relief. i
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Some time last November rel-
atives of a young soldier in France
decided to send him $2.50 for a
Christmas present and to assure the
money reaching him sent it through
their local bank. But by the time the
money reached France through the
devious financial channels it was com-
pelled to travel the soldier in ques-
tion had left his original station and
gone to a port of embarkation. The
result was he couldn’t be located in
France and the money was returned
to the senders, but when it got back
to them the original $2.50 had
shrunken to $1.80. Now we leave
this to some banker to figure out the
rate of exchange charged by the var-
ious banks through which the money
——There are all kinds of motion
pictures but the very best is the kind
shown at the Scenic every night in
the week except Sunday. If you are
not a Scenic patron you should be, be-
cause there is no other place of
amusement in Bellefonte whexe you
can get the same kind of good ‘enter-
tainment for the money: Therefore,
do as many others do, go to the Scen-
-——Only one more week of vaca-
tion for the kiddies, and then nine
months of books and lessons.
—Miss Grace Witmer, who had been
spending her vacation at Atlantic City,
returned home Saturday.
—Mrs. Edward Robb and her two chil-
dren are visiting in Williamsport, having
left Bellefonte Thursday of last week.
—Paul B. Seanor went to Roanoke, Va.,
the early part of the week to join Mrs.
Seanor for a visit there with relatives.
—Mrs. W. H. Brown and her daughter
Irene are in Lewistown for a visit with
Mrs. Brown's sister, Mrs. Howard Best.
—Mrs. John Pearl, accompanied by Mrs.
Bishop, of York, went to Altoona Saturday
for a short visit with Mrs. Edward Doll.
—Mrs. Mark Overly, of Altoona, was in
Bellefonte Wednesday, spending the day
with her mother, Mrs. Katherine Taylor,
of Bush’s Addition.
—Miss Lois Kirk left Tuesday for So-
dus, New York, where she will visit for a
week or ten days with her brother, Nor-
man Kirk, and family.
—Miss Celia Crissman, who had been
here visiting with her sister, Mrs. H. E.
Garbrick, of Coleville, returned to her
home in Pittsburgh Saturday.
—Mr. and Mrs. Christ Young and their
two children went to Linden Hall Tuesday
to visit with Mrs. Young's grandmother,
Mrs. Page, during Mr. Young's vacation.
—Miss Helen Valentine went to Cazeno-
via, N. Y., Saturday, for a visit with Mrs.
Bruce L. Burlingame, before going to New
York eity in September to resume her
—Charles E. Aull, superintendent of the
Sorg raper mills, of Middletown, Ohio, is
expected in Bellefonte this week for a
short visit with his friends in Centre
—Miss Mary Musser, who had been with
Dannenbaum’s, wholesale milliners of
Philadelphia, during the summer, has re-
turned to Bellefonte to resume her work
with Miss Cooney.
—Mrs. R. W. Funk and her two children
returned Tuesday from Detroit, Mich.,
where they had spent the summer, and are
now occupying the cabin with Mr. Funk,
out at the Titan Metal works.
—Capt. George M. Boal, Misses Martha
and Elsie Boal, Miss M. Eloise Schuyler
and Shannon Boozer drove over from Cen-
tre Hall Monday morning to attend the
funeral of Mrs. James W. Boal.
—Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Lingle will return
to Pitcairn today after spending a part of
July and August with Mrs. Lingle’s moth-
er, Mrs. Georgianna Dale, at Lemont, and
at Mr. Lingle’s former home in Milesburg.
—8. J. Dale, of DuBois, one of the effi-
cient mail carriers in that city, was a
Bellefonte visitor yesterday and not only
paid bis respects to the ‘Watchman’ of-
fice but enrolled as a regular redder of
the paper.
—John Young is spending the week
with his brother, Oscar Young and his
family, in Greensburg, going that far to
meet Mrs. Young, who has been visiting
in Detroit, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Young
will return to Bellefonte Sunday.
—W. Harrison Walker, Mrs. Robert
Mills Beach, F. Milford Pletcher, A. H.
Sloop, W. O. Heckman and Rev. Father
Downes represented Centre county at a
big thrift meeting in the interest of war
savings stamps and certificates, held at
{ the Park hotel in Williamsport on Thurs-
day of last week. ‘
—Mr. and Mrs. J. Will Conley left last
night for New York eity to meet Mr. and
Mrs. William 'B. Wallis, upon their arri-
val from Europe, Saturday. Mr. Wallis,
accompanied by Mrs. Wallis, went over to
London early in the summer, in the inter-
est of the Pittsburgh firm with which he
is associated. The time devoted to travel |
has been spent principally in England and |
—Two very pleasant callers at the
“Watchman” office on Monday morning
were Miss Jennie Reifsnyder, of Millheim,
and her cousin, Mrs. Cora Boob, of Indian-
apolis, but formerly of Centre Hall. The
latter lady is visiting friends in Centre
county the first time in a number of years.
While in Bellefonte, Miss Reifsnyder and
Mrs. Boob were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Crawford.
—Mary Adaline Harris, who has been
here with her grandmother, Mrs. Charles
Smith, for much of the summer, drove to
Lock Haven Wednesday with her uncle,
Hard P. Harris, leaving from there for her
home in Reading. Mrs. Smith is now en-
tertaining her other grand-daughter, Miss
Hortense Seixas, of Germantown, who will
spend the two remaining weeks of her
summer vacation in Bellefonte.
—Returning from a business trip in the
west John Montgomery Ward stopped in
Bellefonte on Wednesday and spent the
day with his aunt, Mrs. S. A. Bell, leaving
on the night train for his home in New
York. It has been three years since
“Monte” visited Bellefonte but time has
dealt very leniently with him and he looks
but little older than he did in the days
when he was a baseball king instead of a
corporation lawyer.
—Mrs. W. O. Lippman and her daughter
Betty came to Bellefonte Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Murtoff, upon their return
from a two week's visit in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Lippman will be Mr. and Mrs. Mur-
toff’s guest for some time.
Robb, who accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
Murtoff as far as Juniata on their way to
‘the western part of the State, is visiting
with her daughter, Mrs. Harry T. Miller;
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Murtoff and Mrs. Lipp-
man all being sisters.
—While on a motor trip with friends
through central Pennsylvania, Miss Su-
sanne Beatty, the only woman member of
the Pittsburgh bar, spent several days the
after part of last week in Bellefonte. The
stop here was made that Miss Beatty
might make a short visit with Mrs. Epley,
of the North side, Pittsburgh, who is
spending the month of August with her
parents, Chaplain and Mrs. Young. Both
Miss Beatty and Mrs. Epley are ardent
suffragists and have been actively inter-
ested in all the work done by that organ-
ization in Allegheny county.
Community Singing.
Date—Thursday, August 28, 1919.
Time—Every week at 7:30 p. m.
Place—The Diamond.
Singers—The Public.
Invitations—To Everybody.
Auspices—Patriotic League.
The Price of Safety.
“What makes so many people put a
mortgage on their homes to buy an
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“Well, in these days it’s worth
something to avoid the risks of being
a pedestrian.”
— Subscribe for the “Watchman.”
Mrs. Elizabeth |
That is One of the Things to be
Taught School Children.
In conjunction with the campaign
for the sale of W. S. S. throughout
the State W. Harrison Walker, chair-
man of Group No. 3, last spring con-
ceived the idea that one of the ways
to increase the sales of stamps this
year was to teach the children the
meaning of the word thrift. To this
end F. Milford Pletcher, of Howard,
assistant superintendent of public
schools of Centre county, was ap-
pointed chairman for the thrift cam-
paign and plans have now been per-
fected for a series of meetings to be
held throughout Centre county at
which the purpose and details of the
campaign will be explained in full.
Mr. Pletcher especially requests that
all prospective school teachers attend
these meetings and as many of the
patrons of the school as can conven-
iently do so. The dates for the first
of these meetings are as follows:
August 29, 10 a. m., State College.
August 29, 2 p. m., Centre Hall.
August 29, 7 p. m., Millheim.
August 30, 11:30 a. m., in the court
house, Bellefonte.
Other meetings will be held at
Unionville, Port Matilda, Philipsburg
and Snow Shoe, on dates to be an-
nounced later. W. Harrison Walker,
Mr. Pletcher and others vitally inter-
ested in the thrift campaign will be
present to explain the plans of the
campaign to be waged.
For the week ending August 9th,
Centre county had a total per capita
of $1.93 and retains second place in
the list of counties of the Eastern dis-
trict of Pennsylvania, in the war. sav-
ings division.
The $100 treasury savings certifi-
cates may be purchased this month
(August) at $83.80, at the Bellefonte
Buy W. 8. S.
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——Harry Ulmer Tibbens, adver-
tising manager for Stone & Thomas’
big department store in Wheeling, W.
Va., was in Bellefonte on Monday on
2 business trip and just naturally
dropped into the “Watchman” office
owing to his early training as a news-
paper writer, having gained quite a
reputation in his earlier days as a re-
porter on the Altoona Tribune. While
here he could not resist the tempta-
tion to tell us about the big Wheeling
fair which this year will begin on La-
bor day and last throughout the
week. Bellefonte is just a little too
far away from Wheeling for many of
the “Watchman” readers to be partic-
ularly interested in the fair to be held
at that place but it must be admitted
boosting it, because that is one annu-
al event that every citizen of that
booming city takes pride in making
something worth talking zbout.
And inasmuch as Centre county is
not holding county fairs these times
if any of its citizens happen to be
within reach of Wheeling the first
week in September we advise them to
take in the hig fair. :
Harry Musser and family, of
Rebersburg, are making preparations
to move to Williamsport where Mr.
Musser has been employed for some
time. Their going to the Lumber
city will enable their daughters, Ma-
bel and Helen, to complete their edu-
cation in the Williamsport High
school. :
Prof. Eugene C. Weik, of the
Bellefonte High school faculty, has
leased a house on east Curtin street
and it is rumored that in the near fu-
ture he will install there as his bride
Miss Mae E. Baylor, a former teach-
er in the Bellefonte High school.
Dr. J. M. Caldwell, of Lewis-
town, has purchased the office equip-
ment of the late Dr. J. E. Ward, den-
tist, and expects to open up for prac-
tice in the near future. He is a grad-
uate of the U. of P. dental college,
class of 1919.
Richard Brown has been com-
pelled to relinquish work on his new
job at Ligonier on account of illness,
and returned to his home in this place
last week. His physician advises a
long rest.
Orin Hull, who ran down and
injured Bessie Quick last week while
riding his motorcycle through Miles-
burg, has been held under three hun-
dred dollars bail for trial at court.
The @oburn Grain and Cream-
ery company recently purchased twe
pigs from F. J. Malone, of Penn
township, which cost them fifty-six
——The venerable Robert Thomp-
son suffered a stroke of paralysis on
Tuesday morning and is quite ill at
his home in the Beaver and Hoy row.
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Saturday night’s hard rain was
| just what the farmers needed to put
the ground in better condition for
plowing. i
Mitchell Palmer makes a good
deal of noise about everything he does
but if he shakes the hight cost out of
living nobody will complain of the
that Mr. Tibbens is fully justified in‘