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"Bellefonte, Pa., March 12, 1920.
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Written for the “Watchman” by Will
I hear the church bells ringing
In the evening, warm and dim;
I hear the organ toning
The sweet, familiar hymn.
“Come all ye weary sinners,”
The sweet-voiced choir sings,
And through the night's sweet silence
The invitation rings.
And then, with a start, IT waken
To find I have dreamed again
Of the dear old hills and valleys,
While round me the rolling plain
Spreads out its unnumbered acres,
Dreary and sad and gray,
And only the ‘coyotes howling
Is heard at the end of day.
How a Centre County Boy Made Good.
In the recent shake-up of Pennsyl-
vania railroad officials when the roads
were turned back from government
ownership to private control James
Curtis Johnson, who for twenty
months filled the position of superin-
tendent of the middle division of the
P. R. R., with headquarters in Altoo-
na, found in his basket one of the big-
gest and juiciest plums in the shape
of general superintendent of transpor-
tation, with headquarters in Philadel-
phia. Ard we'll wager that few peo-
ple in this section know that Mr.
Johnson is a Centre countian by birth,
and yet it is a fact.
He was a son of Peter and Margery
Lowery Johnson and was born at Cur-
tin considerably less than three score
and ten years ago. Assuming that he
was like all other boys he likely
stumped his toes many a time on the
ties and rails of the Bald Eagle Val-
ley road, little thinking that some day
he would hold the fourth to the high-
est office of the biggest railroad sys-
tem in the world, but such is now the
case. When he was only 2 boy his
parents moved to Milton where the el-
der Mr. Johnson became book-keeper
for the Milton Iron Co. Jimmie di-
vided his time between going to school
and making his headquarters at the
pumping station of the Reading rail-
road company, which was located just
back of the Johnson home. But in-
stead of making a nuisance of himself
at the pumping station, as many boys
would have done, he prepared himself
for his future plum-picking career by
learning telegraphy, all unknown to
his parents.
When but sixteen years of age he
was given his first job as a telegraph
operator on the Reading railroad and
he at once proved that the appoint-
ment was not misplaced. From Mil-
ton he was transferred to Reading
but after a few years left that compa-
ny to accept a position with the P.R
R. He was located at Reading until
twelve years ago when he was sent to
Philadelphia as assistant superintend-
ent of telegraph on the P. R. R. un-
der Mr. Fisher. When Mr. Fisher
was removed from his position Mr.
Johnson became superintendent, re-
maining in that capacity until twenty
months ago when he was made super-
intendent of the Middle division, with
headquarters in Altoona. His promo-
tion to general superintendent of
transportation came as a great sur-
prise to him, as it meant a big jump
over men who had been longer in the
service than he has, but there is no
gainsaying the wisdom of the ap-
pointment. Mr. Johnson not only
merited it, but every advancement he
has been given was due to his own in-
dividual effort in looking after the in-
terests of the company. His promo-
tion took effect March first.
United Evangelical Conference.
Among the important business
transacted at the United Evangelical
conference at Williamsport last week
was the consolidation of the confer-
ence into four districts instead of five,
as heretofore. In doing this Centre
district was done away with and the
Centre county appointments were di-
vided as follows: Nittany, Bellefonte
and State College were assigned to
the Williamsport district and Mill-
heim, Rebersburg, Spring Mills and
Centre all to the Lewisburg district.
Another important thing was fixing
the minimum salary for ministers, as
follows: Unmarried preachers on tri-
al, $600; married preachers on trial,
$800; ordained unmarried preachers,
$800, and ordained married preachers,
$1,000, and house rent. The satistic-
al committee reported 26,039 mem-
bers, 41,081 in the Sunday school and
$73,296 in missionary offerings. The
1921 Central Pennsylvania conference
will be held at Wrightsville. The fol-
lowing were the appointments for
Centre county:
Bellefonte—E. J. Dunn.
Howard—F. H. Foss.
Nittany—C. S. Messner.
State College—N. L. Hummell.
Millheim—C. B. Snyder.
Centre Hall—J. F. Bingman.
Rebersburg—C. B. Shank.
Spring Mills—I. C. Bailey.
— Cheer up! The Salvation Ar-
my is going to start a campaign on
May 10th for $10,000,000, and we all
will likely be asked to contribute.
LYONS.—Mrs. Cassie Lyons, wid-
ow of the late Shuman Lyons, passed
peacefully away at her home at Ly-
ontown about ten o’clock on Sunday
morning. She had reached a good,
old age and her death was more the
result of general debility than any
particular ailment. For several
months she had been confined to her
bed during which time she was ten-
derly cared for by her brother, C. D.
Young, of Kerrmoor, and her niece,
Miss Cora Boalich.
Mrs. Lyons was a daughter of Wil-
liam and Rachael Young and was born
near where she spent her entire life,
on November 2nd, 1837, hence was 82
years, 4 months and 5 days old. When
a young woman she was united in
marriage to Shuman Lyon and their
residence in Little Nittany valley was
the nucleus of the village Lyontown.
Although Mr. Lyon preceded his wife
to the grave by about five years they
were both spared to enjoy a long life
together and to see their children
grow to manhood and womanhood,
loved and respected by all who know
them. Mrs. Lyon was a member of
the Weaver Methodist church, and
was not only a good, christian woman
but one of those motherly souls who
always make the stranger within their
gates feel at home and at ease.
Her surviving children are Edward
Lyons, of Elkkorn, W. Va.; Mrs.
Charles Johnstonbaugh, of Lyontown;
William S., of Bellefonte; Frank, of
Mt. Carmel, and Harry, of Lyontown.
She also leaves two sisters and two
brothers, Mrs. Emma Klinger, of
Bellefonte; C. D. Young, of Kerr-
moor; Mrs. James Black, of Port Al-
legheny, and Henry Young, of Belle-
fonte. Fifteen grand-children and
five great grand-children are among
her descendants.
Funeral services were held at her
late home at 2:30 o'clock on Wednes-
day afternoon by Rev. M. C. Piper,
after which the remains were taken
to Curtin for burial beside her hus-
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WILLIAMS.—Thomas Williams, a
native of Port Matilda, died at his
home at Bennington, Blair county,
last Thursday, after two week’s ill-
ness with the flu and pneumonia. He
was 46 years old and had been em-
ployed as a miner by the Bradley Coal
company. He is survived by his wife
and two daughters, Catharine and
Mabel, all of whom had been ill with
the disease but are mow recovering.
He also leaves three sisters and two
brothers, namely: Mrs. H. Cowher,
Mrs. Russell Cowher and Mrs. Viola
Smith, all of Tyrone; Blair Williams,
of Johnstown; John, of Port Matilda,
and three half-brothers, Frank Wea-
ver, of Altoona; Solomon, in Iowa,
and Joseph, . of Orbisonia. The re-
mains were taken to Port Matilda
where burial was made on Saturday
morning. ae
Notwithstanding the fact that Mrs.
Williams was reported as improving,
pneumonia suddenly developed and
she passed away on Sunday. Mrs.
Williams was a daughter of John P.
and Ellen Williams and was born at
Port Matilda on June 12th, 1875,
hence was 44 years, 8 months and 25
days old. In addition to her two
daughters she is survived by her
mother, living at Port Matilda, and
the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. W. T. Patton, of Tyrone; Mrs.
G. W. Harpster, Mrs. M. E. Williams,
J.S.,B.H,R. E. and J. O. Williams,
of Port Matilda, and D. H. Williams,
of Tyrone. The remains were taken
to Port Matilda where funeral serv-
ices were held and burial made on
Tuesday afternoon.
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SMITH.—Mrs. Frank Ward Smith
died at her home in Hastings, Cam-
bria county, on Wednesday afternoon,
following a brief illness. Her maiden
name was Frances Susan Gates, a
daughter of David and Mary M.
Gates and was born in the Glades, in
Ferguson township, this county, on
March 21st, 1857, hence was not quite
sixty-three years old. Her early life
was spent in Centre county but ever
since her marriage upwards of forty
years ago she has lived in Clearfield
and Cambria counties. Her husband
survives with four children, David,
Florence, Bertha and Bessie, all liv-
ing in the vicinity of Hastings. She
also leaves her mother, now making
her home in Bellefonte, and the fol-
lowing brothers and sisters: €C. L.,
Hannah M. and Ella A. Gates, of
Bellefonte; Mrs. Robert Kustaborder,
of Warriorsmark; Mrs. Hayes Dixon,
of Johnstown; Benner G. Gates, of
Lewistown; Mrs. Charles Young, of
Altoona, and Earl Gates, of Denver,
Col. Burial will be made at Hastings
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LAMB.—George E. Lamb, a well
known resident of Philipsburg, died at
the McGirk sanitorium last Thursday
morning after a few week’s illness
with Bright's disease. He was almost
sixty years old and had been a resi-
dent of Philipsburg for almost forty
years. When a young man he work-
ed for the Bell Telephone company
and helped install the telephone in
Philipsburg and the country around
about. He at one time ran for Pro-
thonotary of Centre county on the Re-
publican ticket but was defeated by
Arthur Kimport. He was a member
of the Red Men, the Elks and the
Moose. His only survivors are four
sisters and a brother. Burial was
made in the Catholic cemetery at Os-
ceola Mills on Saturday morning.
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SMITH.—Russell W. Smith, a son
of William M. and Edna Benner
Smith, of Spring township, died on
Sunday of catarrhal pneumonia, after
an illness of one week, aged 1 year, 9
months and 2 days. Burial was made
in the Union cemetery on Wednesday.
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five children,
EVEY.—Following an
twenty-two years with tuberculosis,
Mr. J. W. Evey died at his home at
Valley View last Thursday. He was a
son of Uriah and Anna Houser Evey
and was born near Houserville on
September 5th, 1865, hence was in his
fifty-fifth year. His boyhood days
were spent on the farm and when he
grew to manhood he went on the road
as a traveling salesman until his
health compelled him to quit. For a
number of years he and his family
lived in Bellefonte but the last few
years have resided at Valley View.
He was married to Miss Mattie
Miller who survives with the follow-
ing children: Mrs Albert Peters,
of Tyrone; George, who lives in
Port Huron, Mich.; Richard, who en-
tered the service when the United
States went into the world war and
who has not been heard from for
eighteen months; Mrs. Clair Lose and
Edmund H., at home. He also leaves
the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Samuel Zettle, of Pleasant Gap;
Mrs. Charles Zettle, of Shiloh; Mrs.
Henry Griffith, living near Pleasant
Gap; Mrs. Harry Meeker, of Belle-
fonte; Miss Lizzie, of Pleasant Gap;
Harry Evey, of Hollidaysburg;
George, of Pleasant Gap, and Edgar,
in Ohio.
He was a member of the United
Brethren church but his pastor being
ill the funeral services on Sunday
afternoon were conducted by Dr. W.
K. McKinney, of Bellefonte, burial be-
ing made in the Union cemetery.
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SANKEY.—Samuel McClellan San-
key, who had been chief of police in
Philipsburg the past twenty years,
died at his home in that place last
Friday morning after several months
illness with a complication of diseas-
es. He was a son of Jeremiah and
Nancy Hamer Sankey and was born
at McAlevy’s Fort on March 14th,
1862, hence was not quite fifty-eight
years old. When a child his parents
moved to State College where they
lived a few years finally moving to
Philipsburg. For a number of years
Mr. Sankey worked as a machine op-
erator in the Hoover, Hughes & Co.
planing mill and in 1900 was elected
chief of police of Philipsburg, a posi-
tion he filled until his death. He had
the distinction of serving under seven
different burgesses of that town. He
was a member of the Red Men, the
Elks, Royal Arcanum and the Hope
Fire company.
Mr. Sankey was twice married, his
first wife being Miss Ida Garner, of
State College. Two daughters sur-
vive by this marriage, Mildred, who
makes her home with her aunt, Mrs.
Showalter, and Edna, night superin-
tendent of the Pottstown hospital.
His first wife died in 1907 and three
years later he married Mrs. Janet
(Bathgate) Riddles,
with one daughter, Nancy. He also
leaves one brother and a sister, S.
Hamer Sankey and Mrs. G. C. Sho-
walter, both of Philipsburg. Burial
was made in the Philipsburg ceme-
tery on Sunday afternoon.
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WEAVER.—Thomas M. Weaver,
for many years a well known farmer
of Spring township, died at his home
near Nigh Bank last Saturday of ar-
terio schlorosis, the result of a stroke
of paralysis sustained about five years
ago, having been a partial invalid
ever since. :
He was a son of Michael P. and El-
len McClellan Weaver and was born
on November 5th, 1848, hence was 71
years, 4 months and 1 day old. He
followed farming all his life and was
quite successful in his chosen work.
He was a member of the Grange and
an active member of the Methodist
church for thirty-five years.
He was twice married, his first wife
being Miss Ella Eckenroth. Four
children survive by this union, name-
ly: Walter Weaver, of Hecla; Mer-
rill, of Gatesburg; Thomas M., of
Axe Mann, and Mrs. George Vonada,
of Zion. His second wife was Miss
Rebecca Runkle and she survives with
: Lizzie, Nerr, Vesta,
Bertha and Adaline, all at home.
Funeral services were held at his
late home at 10 o'clock on Tuesday
morning. Rev. M. C. Piper officiated
and was assisted by Rev. C. C. Shuey.
Burial was made in the Bellefonte
Union cemetery.
Injunction Dissolved.
A year or so ago the Penn Public
Service company, of Philipsburg, in
conjunction with various water com-
panies and other interests in that lo-
cality brought action against various
coal mining companies and individu-
als in equity proceedings to restrain
them from draining their coal mines
into Cold stream, which naturally
feeds Cold stream dam, and secured a
temporary injunction. :
Evidence in the case was heard be-
fore Judge Quigley and the argument
made in due time. The contention of
the plaintiffs naturally was the pollu-
tion of Cold stream, but the evidence
produced showed that Philipsburg and
other towns in that locality get their
water supply from other sources. At
present said water supply is ample
and only the failure of the present
source would compel them to resort
to the Cold stream dam. It is differ-
ent, however, with the Penn Public
Service company. They depend en-
tirely upon Cold stream for water for
their boilers and their contention was
that the sulphur in the water eats the
iron in their boilers, pipes, ete.
On Saturday the court handed down
an opinion on which he dissolved the
temporary injunction and dismissed
the case at the cost of the plaintiffs.
—We respectfully call the atten-
who . survives’
illness of : Titan Metal Company Plant is Not
for Sale.
The Philipsburg Ledger of March
5th published parts of an article that
had previously appeared in the Clear-
field Progress in which the possible
sale of the Titan Metal Co’s plant in
this place was hinted at. The article
was descriptive of the rapid extension
of operations that the Nickel-Alloys
Co. is making at its plant at Hyde
and was in part as follows:
“The Progress learns on good au-
thority that a deal has been consum-
mated whereby the Nickel-Alloy Co.
has obtained possession of the Miles-
burg plant of the Titan Metal Co., of
Bellefonte. In addition to the acqui-
sition of the Milesburg plant there is
a well defined rumor that the upper
plant of the Titan Metal Co., in Belle-
fonte, will also pass into the hands of
the Nickel-Alloy Co.”
The above has called forth the fol-
lowing statement from the Titan Met-
al Co., which we herewith publish
over the signature of Mr. R. W. Funk,
its president.
“This (Wednesday) morning the
writer was handed a Philipsburg
Ledger which contained an account of
how a deal has been consummated
whereby our Milesburg plant has
passed ino the hands of the Nickel-
Alloys Co., of Clearfield, and further
that our Bellefonte plant will also
pass into their hands.
Now, we herewith wish to go on
record with the statement that, for
the sake of Bellefonte and its people
we welcome the inference that Belle-
fonte will now be put on the map like
Hyde City.
We confess that we had modest
ideas in the same direction but, hav-
ing learned by experience that a ba-
by must crawl before it may run, we
are working along those lines and
predict right now that he will be do-
ing business at the old stand a long
time from now, for we flatter our-
selves that we know what we are do-
Certainly, nothing is further from
our minds than disposing of our plant
and the newspaper article above re-
ferred to is the first intimation we've
had that we’re about to sell out.
Also, at the time this article is
written we are still in possession of
our lease for the Milesburg property
though we may vacate that when we
get our new melting room completed
at the upper plant, plans for which
are still in our head. ses
We feel that this correction of cer-
tain rumors is necessary to put at rest
any apprehension on the part of our
employees and all others who wish us
well and to warn people against such
a careless handling of the truth as is
apparent in the article above referred
to. ¢
President. Titan Metal Co.
Former Centre Countian Asphyxiated.
LeRoy S. Wasson, a former resi- |
dent of Centre county, was found
dead in his home at Juniata at noon
on Sunday and from all indications he
had died of asphyxiation some five
days previous. Mr. Wasson was a |
meter reader for the Penn Central
Gas company and the last seen of him
by any one was on Monday evening
of last week, when he complained of
a cold. Mrs. Wasson had gone to Port
Matilda some days previous to visit
her family and as she did not return
home during the week the closed con-
dition of the Wasson home was given
little consideration by the neighbors
until Sunday. When he failed to ap-
pear at church neighbors became anx-
ious and after church the door of his
home was broken open and the build-
ing was found reeking with gas
fumes, while a burning jet told the
mute story of his death, which evi-
dently occurred Monday night of last
It is the general opinion that when
Mr. Wasson went into his home on
Monday evening and lit the gas he
found the pressure so low that he
: turned the valve wide open. He prob-
ably went to bed with the gas on and
when the pressure increased the
flames were not able to consume all
the gas and the unburned fumes caus-
ed the man’s death.
Mr. Wasson was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Wasson and was born in
Buffalo Run valley, this county, about
thirty-five years ago. He was mar-
ried to a young lady of Port Matilda
and prior to going to Juniata spent
some time in Altoona. His wife sur-
vives with no children. He also
leaves several brothers and sisters.
The remains were shipped to Port
Matilda where burial was made on
Floyd Walker Loses Leg Through
Fall in Stone Quarry.
Floyd Walker,
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Walker, suffered the loss of his right
leg through a fall of almost one hun-
dred feet down the face of the head-
ing in the quarry of the Oak Hall
Lime and Stone company, at Oak
Hall, last Thursday evening. The ac-
cident happened about 4:30 o'clock.
Mr. Walker was doing some work at
the top of the heading when the ledge
gave way and with tons of rock and
earth he fell to the bottom, almost
a distance of one hundred feet, being
partially buried beneath the avalanche
of rock and dirt. His fellow work-
men dug him out as soon as possible
and, though he was living his right
leg was almost severed below the
knee. First aid treatment was
promptly given and he was then
rushed to the Bellefonte hospital
tion of ministers and church going | where it was found impossible to save
people to the double picture published | the leg
and it was amputated just
‘and Mrs. Joseph Zelesnick, of Pleas-
the twenty-three |d
on page seven of this issue of the above the knee.
“Watchman.” ;
The young man also suffered nu-
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dition of affairs and would prefer to start with a clean slate, we feel that a
millage of 101-7 mills would be most burdensome to all tax payers, particu-
larly at the present time,
1920 to 6 mills.
and therefore
have limited the millage for the year
1920 BUDGET.
Indebtedness Jan. 5, 1920, as per Auditors’ TePOTt....ccooverennaanecrercnnannns $ 45503.73
Indebtedness Jan. 5, 1920, not shown on Auditors’ report.......ceeeeeevescesecas 8191.83
Estimated rebates on 1920 tax duplicate............coeererrerrarnnarererenseres 3824.73
Estimated commissions ON tAXeS..........cceececeroreerennsncocces 2.90
Estimted cxonerations ON taXeS..........ccocecererecrercerennres 1734.63
Estimated expenditures for 1920...........cocceesarrannecnsnnnnnsnenrensoesss 139966.92
Balance in hands of Treasurer..............
Estimated tax uncollected at end of year...
Estimated tax collected by end of year....
Tax liens and unseated land returned.....
Estimated dog taX.....oevvereeirireesnnnns
Sundry asylum bills due............
Sundry convict bills due..............cuceee
Snow Shoe township road account
Estimated indebtedness Jan 3rd, 1921.........c0000nn $ 62158.16
R. W. Irwin, Clerk.
Commissioners of Centre County.
There are just a few statements made above that we think should be am-
plified so that the new Board may not be
The item of $8,191.83 of unpaid bills for 1919 covers enitenti i
assessors bills that were not rendered and > ey hosiial n
were not in at the time the old Board
accused of resorting to subterfuge:
never are until after the first of the
They are usually rendered quarterly and were not paid because they
closed its accounts for auditing. The
present Board will have the same advantage on those bills for the last quarter
of its tenure of office. The amount due
in the 1920 expenses for the assessment was made in October,
the assessors is really a proper charge
November and
December for the taxes which the new Commissioners will lay and collect this
The damage claims on roads estimated at $10,000.00 should not be sta
as rising out of “contracts made by the old Board of Commissioners.” hated
is only one contract of record and that is for a road in Rush township which
was needed, the public demanded and could not have been secured unless the
agreement was made. As a matter of fact the Legislature has made the coun-
ties liable for all property damages along the lines of state highways and con-
tract or no contract the County Commissioners,
Board or new Board, have no alternative but to pay.
whoever they may be, old
We regret that we do not have space to further discuss the budget pre-
sented above for it certainly appears so generous in its “estimates’ ‘as to in-
dicate that the new Board is taking no chances on having it come back to
haunt them a year hence. Certainly they don’t expect the county to be $20,-
000.00 deeper in the hole next year than it is now, especially with 2 extra
mills of taxes coming in. We are inclined to believe that they will strive to
cut even the present little debt down and stick in their thumb and pull out the
plum and say “what a good boy am L.”
merous bruises and contusions and it
was feared injured internally, but
fortunately this did not prove to be
the case and he is now getting along
splendidly, though crippled for life.
Pilot Knight, who during the
winter has been flying between Chi-
cago and Cleveland, was this week
transferred back to the Bellefonte to
Cleveland division of the aerial mail
route and on Wednesday flew through
from Chicago to Bellefonte, stopping
in Cleveland for oil and gas. He
reached Bellefonte at 1:30 o'clock
p. m.
The state highways to State
College and down Nittany valley were
again opened to travel this week.
Carpeneto—On February 2, to Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph .J. Carpeneto, of
Bellefonte, a daughter, Anne.
Kline—On February 3, to Mr. and
Mrs. John Kline, of Spring township,
Rodavich—On February 29, to Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Rodavich, of Belle-
fonte, a daughter, Claire.
Broski—On February 15, to Mr.
and Mrs. Mike Broski, of Bellefonte,
a son, George.
Sommers—On February 4, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar W. Sommers, of
Bellefonte, a daughter, Bettie Louise.
~ Zelesnick—On February 24, to Mr.
ant Gap, a son. .
Kellerman—On February 20, to Mr.
and Mrs. Harry E. Kellerman, of
Bellefonte, a son, Paul Harry.
Herman—On February 19, to Mr.
and Mrs. Abram M. Herman, of Belle-
fonte, a daughter, Katherine Eliza-
Bayletts—On February 18, to Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel W. Bayletts, of Belle-
fonte, a daughter, Jean Louise.
Mauthe—On February 8, to Mr. and
Mrs. James Mauthe, of Philadelphia,
a daughter, Alice Helen.
Tierney—On February 7, to Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Tierney, of Belle-
fonte, a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth.
Brungart—On February 6, to Mr.
and Mrs. Henry I. Brungart, of Pleas-
ant Gap, a daughter, Esther Noll.
Shuey—On February 2, to Mr. and
Mrs. James I. Shuey, of Bellefonte, a
son, Cecil Woodward.
Werrick—On February 6, to Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen Werrick, of Spring
township, a daughter, Louise.
Wolford—On February 4, to Mr.
and Mrs. Allen H. Wolford, of Spring
township, a son, Allen Harter Wol-
ford Jr. .
Mulfinger—On February 3, to Mr.
and Mrs. Maurice Mulfinger, of
Pleaant Gap, a son, Nevin Russell.
Runkle—On March 5, to Mr. and
Mrs. William G. Runkle, of Bellefonte,
a son. The child was born at the
Bellefonte hospital, dying there the !
following day, the little body being
taken to Centre Hall for burial Mon-
Mallory—On March 9, to Mr. and
i Paul Mallory, of Bellefonte, twin
That ex-service men show a ten-
dency to make the best use of their
opportunities is indicated by the
grades attained by the vocational men
at The Pennsylvania State College
during the first semester of this col-
lege year. There are about 100 of
these men at Penn State. Many of
them never had a High school educa-
tion, yet they completed the first se-
mester college studies successfully, |
some making exceptional grades. One
of these, John Bohn, of Lebanon coun-
ty, with only a grammar school train-
ing to prepare him for college, aver- |
aged around 95 per cent. for the first |
half year. Anoher, Charles Reiter, of !
Pittsburgh, made even higher grades. |
He had finished three years in High
school, however, and had taught |
school for twelve years. Besides this
he has traveled over most parts of
the world, speaks French and German
fluently and is now astounding ‘the
professors with the ease and rapidity
with which he absorbs their teach-
All of these rehabilitation men
were wounded or otherwise physically
disqualified by service during the war.
They are sent to college for one year
at government expense, with the un-
derstanding that if at the end of that
period they have shown sufficient pro-
gress and the need of a more com-
plete education, their time in college
will be extended. In sending them to
college the government is following
its policy of preparing the ex-soldier
for efficient service in civilian life.
About three-fourths of the vocational
men at Penn State are taking agricul-
ture. Engineering and mining rank
next. A few are following the com-
merce and finance course in the School
of Liberal Arts.
One explanation of the good work
done by these students is that they
are of a mature age and realize the
value of an education. All of them
are over 21 years of age, the average
being between 25 and 26 years.
An After the War Story.
“The cost of the war has been
frightful and it is going to be many
years before the burden of the strug-
gles is lifted from our shoulders,” re-
marked Secretary of State Lansing.
“Indeed, those who imagine that as
soon as peace is finally concluded
everything will be as it was before the
war are due for a sad awakening.
This country is really in the position
of little Johnny.” She cried, ‘you don’t
generally keep on crying like this
after your father has given you a
spanking.” ‘I know,’ wailed Johnny,
‘but he says I've got to sit down and
think it over, an’ before I've always
stood up and forgot it.”
In the Churches of the
Sabbath services as follows: Morn-
ing worship at 10:45. Evening wor-
ship at 7:80. Sabbath school at 9:45
a. m. Prayer service every Wednes-
day evening at 7:45. A cordial wel-
come to all.
Rev. W. K. McKinney, Ph. D., Minister
Sunday, March 14th, 10:45 a. m.,
sermon, “Feeding the Masses.” 7:30
p. m., “The Third Word of the Cross.”
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. and C. E.
meeting at 6:45 p. m. Litany service
with address Friday evening, 7:30.
Ambrose M. Schmidt, D. D., Minister.
Christian Science society, Furst
building, High street. Sunday service
11 a. m. Wednesday evening meeting
at 8 o'clock. To these meetings all
are welcome. A free reading-room 1S
open to the public every Thursday
afternoon from 2 to 4. Here the Bible
and Christian Science literature may
be read, borrowed or purchased. Sub-
ject, March 14th, “Substance.”
Bible school, 9:30. Sermon, 10:45.
Junior League, 2 p. m. Senior
League, 6:30. Sermon, with special
musical numbers, 7:30.
Coleville—Bible school, 2. p. m.
Alexander Scott, Minister.
Services beginning March 14th:
Mid-Lent Sunday, 8 a. m., Holy Eu-
charist. 10 a. m., school. 11 a. m,
Mattins and sermon, “The Highest
Form of Prayer: the Eucharistic Sac-
rifice.”” 3 p. m, children’s vespers
and catechism. 4 p.m, Holy Bap-
tism. 7:30 p. m., evensong and ser-
«The Church of God.” Week-
day Lenten services as usual. Spe-
cial Lenten sermon Thursday evening
at 7:30 by Rev. R. E. Pendleton, St.
Mary’s, Williamsport. Visitors wel-
Rev. M. DeP. Maynard, Rector.