Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 12, 1923, Image 4

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    Deworric Yada
" Bellefonte, Pa., January 12, 1923.
To Correspondents—No communications
published unless accompanied by the real
name of the writer.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - -
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Pinchot a Glutton for Spoils.
Mr. Pinchot seems to be a glutton
for spoils. According to information
from Harrisburg he is even claiming
a voice in the appointment of pages
in the Senate and pasters and folders
in the House of Representatives. No
other Governor-elect has gone so far
in search of patronage. But there is a
reason. hte old Penrose machine was
never very kind to Pinchot. In his
several past efforts to get on the pay
roll he was vigorously opposed by the
bosses. Even when Sproul appointed
him Commissioner of Forestry a long
and loud protest was made. These
facts not only aroused a bitter feeling
in the Pinchot chest but inspired an
ambition to create and control a ma-
chine of his own.
It has been a rule at the organiza-
tion of the General Assembly to ap-
point a “slate committee” to apportion
the patronage of each chamber. The
State organization selected the chair-
men of these committees and the
chairmen named the officials, also se-
lected by the State organization.
There are a good many jobs in the
Senate and House and the recom-
pense is liberal. This year the Gov-
ernor-elect put in a claim for a share
and the information is that it has been
allowed. Naturally those he favors
will acknowledge fidelity to his ma-
chine rather than that of the organiza-
tion. This force will afford a nucleus
upon and about which to build. The
next primary fight of the organiza-
tion will be on even terms.
The Governor-elect has announc-
ed the selection of Dr. Ellen C. Pot-
ter, of Philadelphia, to be commis-
sioner of Public Welfare; A. Nevin
Deitrich, of Chambersburg, to be su-
perintendent of Public Printing; Pe-
ter C. Cameron, of Wellsboro, to be
commissioner of Banking, and Lynn
G. Adams, of Scranton, to be super-
intendent of state police. The ap-
pointment of Dr. Potter fulfills the
pre-election promise to have a wom-
an in the cabinet, recognizes Mrs.
Barclay Warburton, of Philadelphia,
as the potential force in the female
contingent of the Pinchot machine and
Cameron and Adams are re-appoint-
ments. Deitrich is a “long-time
friend” and it may be said that all are’
—And just when every boat landing
on the coasts of this U. S. A. is be-
ing guarded to prevent his slipping in
Grover Bergdoll writes from Switzer-
land that he is married and “is still
an American citizen.” It may be pos-
sible that he has found some girl sim-
ple-minded enough to link her life up
with a yellow streak, but as for his
being an American citizen—he only
thinks he is.
Having told Europe that the
United States entered the world war
for cowardly and selfish reasons Am-
bassador George Harvey is now giv-
ing Washington a few private lessons
on foreign policies.
——A diagram of the mental opera-
tions of Dave Lane, of Philadelphia,
as he contemplates the surrender of
the machine to Pinchot, would find a
ready market on the well known
Brother Bill Vare is still a
Congressman-elect and he may elect
to continue his services in Washing-
ton after he has pointed the way to
the party in Pennsylvania.
——Kid McCoy, the pugilist, is said
to be bankrupt after having been
married nine times. Kid has proba-
bly done too much of his fighting in
the kitchen.
Nobody knows who'll be Secre-
tary of the Commonwealth except our
old friend Giff, but whoever he is he
will be a long-time friend of the Gov-
Harding continues to fear that
soldiers’ pensions will bankrupt the
country, but believes that subsidies to
ship owners will make us rich.
min imine
——1It is said that good, hard cider
puts a flavor into the mince pies that
almost makes one forget about the
good old days.
Even Max Leslie, of Pittsburgh,
is so docile under Pinchot’s orders that
he “stands without hitching.”
——The cheering information comes
from Russia that Lenine is dangerous-
ly ill.
JACKSON.—A brief item in last
week’s “Watchman” told of the illness
at Indiana, Pa., of Maurice A. Jack-
son, where he had gone to spend
Christmas with his sister, Mrs. George
T. Brew, and this week it is our sor-
rowful duty to chronicle his death and
pay this last tribute to his memory.
He went to Indiana from his home in
Pittsburgh on the Saturday before
Christmas and had a very pleasant
visit but on Tuesday following he was
taken quite ill as the result of a
heavy cold. By Wednesday pneumc-
nia had developed and he was taken
to the Indiana hospital. From the
first his condition was deemed very
serious and though everything possi-
ble was done to save his life he was
unable to resist the inroads of the dis-
ease and he finally passed away last
Friday morning.
Deceased was a son of George W.
and Jennie Thompson Jackson and
was born in Bellefonte forty-four
years ago last August. He was edu-
cated at the Bellefonte Academy and
as a young man entered the bank of
Jackson, Hastings & Co., as a clerk,
his father being the senior partner.
After the death of his father, when
the Bellefonte Trust company was or-
ganized as successor to Jackson, Hast-
ings & Co., he was continued in his
position, remaining there until about
nine years ago when he resigned, and
shortly thereafter went to Pittsburgh
and accepted a position with the Ed-
ward A. Woods agency of the Equi-
table Life Insurance company. Some
years later he resigned that position
to become night clerk in the William
Penn hotel, and two years ago be-
came a stock salesman. He had giv-
en up that line of work and was to
have started in on a new position on
January 2nd, but his life work was at
that time ended and his days already
Such, in brief, is the material story
of a young man who spent the greater
part of his life in Bellefonte and was
known by every man, woman and
child. The Jackson family in its day
was among the most prominent social-
ly in Bellefonte and quite naturally
Maurice, the youngest member, grew
to manhood in a life of social activi-
ties which developed in him the most
refined and gentlemanly instincts, and
yet left him unspoiled and unafraid to
face life’s usual hardships. He went
to work while yet in his teens and
eventually, when thrown upon his
own resources, faced the situation with
a smile upon his face and with as
much optimism as if the end of the
golden rainbow was already in sight.
In the years he lived in Bellefonte
after attaining manhood he was one
of the leaders in all social activities
and was a welcome guest in every
He was a member of St. John’s
Episcopal church, of Bellefonte; the
Logan fire company and the Bellefonte
Lodge of Elks. For a number of
years he was also a member of the
Panther hunting club and one of the
most active hunters while out on the
trail in the wilds of the Alleghenies.
The family name of Jackson passes
into oblivion with his death as the
only survivor is his sister, Mrs.
George T. Brew, of Indiana. The re-
mains were brought to Bellefonte on
the Pennsylvania-Lehigh train on Sat-
urday afternoon and taken to the
Episcopal church where funeral serv-
ices were held by Rev. M. DePui May-
nard, after which interment was made
in the Jackson lot in the Union cem-
QEMAN John J. Osman, a well
known and highly respected citizen of
Ferguson township, passed away at
his home at Krumrine on Tuesday
morning. He had been in feeble
health for a year or more and just last
November retired from the farm.
He was a son of David and Marga-
ret Lichty Osman and was born at
Oak Hall a little over seventy-four
years ago. His entire life was spent
on the farm. He was a lifelong mem-
ber of the Methodist church and a
most estimable citizen in every way.
He was twice married, his first wife
having been Miss Laura Rishell. They
had one son, James Osman, living in
Arizona. In 1901, following the death
of his first wife, he married Miss Eliz-
abeth Tibbens, who survives. He also
leaves one brother, living in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at his
late home at 9:30 o’clock this morning
by Rev. S. C. Stover, after which bur-
ial will be made in the Boalsburg
H i
FERGUSON.—Mrs. Myra Fergu-
son, wife of J. F. Ferguson, died at
her home in Altoona last Friday
morning as the result of hemorrhages,
following an illness of some months.
She was a daughter of William T. and
Laura E. Holderman and was born at
Linden Hall, this county, on January
6th, 1889, hence was within one day
of being thirty-four years old. In
1902 the family moved to Altoona and
four years later she married Mr. Fer-
guson, of that city. He survives with
one son, Belvedere, at home. She also
leaves her mother, living in Altoona,
and two brothers, Lester A. Holder-
man, of Frazier, Cal.,, and George E.,
of Altoona. Funeral services were
held at her late home in Altoona at
ten o’clock on Monday morning and
the same afternoon the remains were
brought to Bellefonte for burial.
Il !
RHOADES. Andrew Curtin
Rhoades, a native of Centre county,
died at his home in Rochester, Pa., on
Monday morning following a few
day’s illness with pneumonia. He
was bern at Pennsylvania Furnace on
January 20th, 1865, hence was almost
fifty-eight years old. For many years
he had been engaged as a traveling
salesman and frequently made Belle-
fonte on his trips. He was twice
married and is survived by his second
wife and five children. He also leaves
a number of brothers and sisters.
Burial was made in Pittsburgh yester-
day afternoon.
INGRAM.—Thomas C. Ingram, a
life-long resident of Union township,
died on Sunday evening as the result
of a stroke of paralysis. He was a
son of George. G. and Eliza Davis In-
gram and was born in Union town-
ship sixty-two years ago. He follow-
ed farming all his life and was highly
respected by all who knew him. He
married Miss Harriet Davidson who
survives with the following children:
Frank, Mrs. May Ike, Miss Anna,
Blair and Clark, all of Tyrone; Edna
and Catherine, at home. He also
leaves one brother and three sisters,
George Ingram, of Emporium; Mrs.
W. A. Peters, of Unionville; Mrs. Eli
Stere, of Milesburg, and Mrs. Ella
Young, of Berwick.
Funeral services were held at his
late home at two o’clock on Wednes-
day afternoon by Revs. J. F. Andreas
and M. C. Piper, after which burial
was made in the Dix Run cemetery.
HOOVER-—Mis. Ninh Hoover,
widow of the late Jackson Hoover, of
Kylertown, died on Tuesday of last
week at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. H. W. Buckingham, of Mahaffey.
Her maiden name was Nancy Wil-
liams and she was born up in
Halfmoon valley, Centre county, eigh-
ty-one years ago. Following her mar-
riage to Mr. Hoover they located in
Kylertown. Her husband is dead but
she is survived by seven sons and
daughters. Burial was made in the
Kylertown cemetery last Thursday.
COMMIS. —Mrs. Susan Cum-
mings, widow of George W. Cum-
mings, died at her home in Millheim
last Thursday as the result of a
stroke of paralysis, aged 87 years, 8
months and 13 days. She is survived
by one brother and a sister, George
Royer and Mrs. Jane Walizer, both of
Millheim. Burial was made in the
Millheim cemetery on Saturday .
Brood Sow Show a Special Feature at
Harrisburg Exhibition.
When the State farm product show
is held in Harrisburg, January 23rd
to 27th, Centre county swine raisers
will witness and take part in one of
the biggest and best brood sow shows
ever held in the east. More than half
of the counties in the State are en-
tering their best animals, many of
which were leading prize winners in
numerous fall fairs and shows. Par-
ticular significance is attached to the
1923 swine show because of the sale
which-is to be held in connection with
the ringside competition. All of the
animals entered in the exhibit will not
only be put through their paces in the
ring but will also be viewed by pros-
pective buyers and sold to the highest
The breeders, in staging this combi-
nation show and sale, bring to Penn-
sylvania the distinction of being the
first of the eastern States to hold a
state-wide swine show and auction,
where blue-ribbon hogs from a large
number of districts and counties are
brought together, judged and sold at
auction. The idea of the show sale
combination was brought to the at-
tention of the State show committee
by the five State swine breeders or-
ganizations, which will be in charge
of the sale.
H. H. Havner, live stock specialist
at The Pennsylvania State College,
delegated by the State show commit-
tee to pass judgment on the sows of-
fered for entry, has already complet-
ed the inspection of most of the coun-
ties. The coming show and sale, in
his estimation, will present the most
outstanding display of females ever
driven into an auction ring in the
east. The Berkshire Breeders’ Asso-
ciation have made application for the
entry of two blooded sows selected by
Dr. Havner from the herd of W. F.
Rishel, of Pennsvalley.
~Y. M. C. A. Orchestra and Chorus.
The general secretary has made ar-
rangements with Mr. Frank Wetzler,
director of the Milesburg band and
known to all as an excellent musician.
and leader, to conduct a male orches-
tra in connection with the Y. M. C. A.
It is hoped that as many as twenty- |
five musicians can be assembled and
rehearsals will be started once a week
as soon as the enrollment will war-
rant meeting. Those interested are
asked to notify the secretary and spe-
cify the instrument played.
Action will be taken early in Feb-
ruary in the organization of a group
of mixed voices for the purpose of
presenting standard vocal selections.
——On November 3rd, 1921, Walter
Gray, of Blair county, and Willis
Woodring, of Port Matilda, went out
on the hunt of wild turkeys in Worth
township, this county. The young
men separated and hearing a noise in
the underbrush Gray shot on the sup-
position that he was shooting at a
turkey, but he hit Woodring, instead.
He was later arrested and almost a
year ago tried in the Centre county
courts and convicted of shooting a
man without proper investigation. A
motion for a new trial was made by
his attorneys and in due course of time
the case was argued. On Wednesday
morning of this week Judge Quigley
refused the motion and sentenced
Gray to pay a fine of $200, costs of
prosecution and undergo imprison-
ment in the county jail for a period of
one year.
——Subsecribe for the “Watchman.”
‘(Continued from page 1, Col. 4).
In so far as they allude to a pro-
posed movement to standardize the
system of accounting of the hospitals
of the State and the consequent use of
uniform records and charts I, as pres-
ident of the Bellefonte hospital, want
to express my hearty approval of the
Knowing something of the matter
of printing it has long been apparent
that there has been needless loss in
printing supplies to our institution for
the reason that most of the charts
and record blanks are what we print-
ers call special ruled work and heavy
composition falling under the most
expensive class of printed matter.
My observation, formed with my con-
nection with the local institution since
it was built, has been that nearly
every new superintendent has chang-
ed the forms presumably to corres-
pond with those in use at the institu-
tion from which she was graduated
or in which she had served before com-
ing to us. Rarely have we been able
to purchase these forms from a sup-
ply house where they might be pro-
duced in large quantity and conse-
quently sold at a very much lower
rate than a local printery could pro-
duce them for in small quantities.
Repeatedly I have personally writ-
ten and have had our superintendent
do the same thing to find supplies al-
ready printed in the forms we have
wanted. Almost always we have met
with failure.
If your plans, in conjunction with
those of the Auditor General’s Depart-
ment, contemplate a standard form of
accounting as well as standard
forms of all medical and surgical rec-
ords kept in hospitals of the State
then some large printing house could
run them in quantity, we would all
know where they could be procured,
and the cost would be so much less to
each hospital that the aggregate sav-
ing would be very much larger than I
think many of us realize.
I certainly hope you will be able to
garry your plan through along such
The above is only the portion of my
letter of February 25th that pertains
to the item of printing.
Under date of February 28th, 1922,
Dr. Baldy replied to the above com-
munication as follows:
February 28th, 1922.
George R. Meek, President,
Bellefonte Hospital,
Bellefonte, Pa.
My dear Mr. Meek:
I have just received your letter of
February 25th. In explanation I
might state that it will be necessary
for you to separate any communica-
tions received from the Nurses Exam-
ining Board or the Auditor Generals!
Department from the Department of
Public Welfare. These are all sepa-
rate departments and work independ-
Coming then to the subject matter
of your letter referring to the issuing
of a standard accounting system for
hospitals it is the intention of this de-
partment to furnish the binders and
the loose leaves free of charge to the
hospitals. They are now being print-
ed by the public printer at Harrisburg
and the system including the voucher
blanks will be forwarded as soon as
they are in hand. Subsequently we
hope to be able to furnish the loose
leaves on the same basis.
We are doing this because of the
fact that we regognize that in the past
a great deal of expense has been put
on institutions because of constant
changes as indicated in your commu-
nication and we wish to make the
change, first, with no expense to the
institutions, or as little as possible;
secondly, to establish a system which
would be permanent and which would
for all time obviate this constant
change; thirdly, that the hospitals
would have such a system that they
could be judged comparatively as re-
gards expenditure and that the de-
serving hospitals doing a great deal of
charity work would be able to get the
benefit of it as against institutions
which did little charity work and pull-
ed a great deal of politics.
We are sorry to have put any of the
institutions to any expense whatever
but if we are to save them in the fu-
ture from the constant changes which
have been taking place and the con-
stant inequality of State aid it is nec-
essary that the step be made and we
believe it was better to make it toto
at once than to allow the thing to be
strung along piecemeal until it was
In this connection I might add that |
the Auditor General’s Department has
been freely consulted in the formation
of the system and has agreed to bring
all their blanks and forms into con-
formity with it and to allow the con-
trol of the system to be vested in this
department. In other words it will
have the effect of stepping the con-
stant changes made in the past by the
Auditor General’s Department.
You will see therefore that we have
fully appreciated the situation as in-
dicated by you and have taken into
full consideration the move made by
us having the correction of that sit-
uation as part of its background.
Thanking you for your communica-
tion, I am,
Commissioner of Public Welfare.
It will be seen from reading Dr.
Baldy’s reply that he was already at
work along some of the lines that I
had suggested. 1. was a matter of
much gratification to me until the
practical result of his efforts to sim-
plify and standardize our hospital
forms and accounting system became
apparent. It appeared some weeks
later in the form of a parcel contain-
ing 105 different blanks and loose tend
sheets which we are to keep in order
to analyze and distribute the cost of |
running the Bellefonte hospital. They
are all part of a most involved system
of book-keeping and probably excel-
lently designed for a large institution
where the business is sufficient to car-
ry the overhead of competent account-
ants but like the pathological labora- |
tory, and the nurse’s affiliation, adding
| system
a cost to our maintenance out of all
proportion to the advantage gained.
Almost it would be the same as a
law that would compel the “Watch-
man” office to keep the same account-
ing system as does the United States
Steel company or the Pennsylvania
If we are to conform to this new
system, Mr. Auditor General, I can
Sr inquiry by saying that
we will have to buy an adding machine
and employ a regular accountant in-
volving us in an annual outlay of from
$1200.00 to $1800.00 a year, merely
to check up a business that has always
been honestly conducted though
probably not analyzed down to the nth
degree of modern business detail.
It will be noted that Dr. Baldy’s ef-
forts have been directed only along
the line of standardizing the account-
ing systems of the State’s hospitals.
My suggestion as to a standardiza-
tion of the charts and other patient
record devices—which was my idea of
where the greatest saving could be ef-
fected—seems to have been overlook-
ed entirely. These are the items of
unusual expense because they are not
uniform and if they were made so
they could be printed in large quanti-
ty and supplied out of stock to the
hospitals at a very much lower figure
than they are now costing as special
jobs in short runs.
There are no losses in the Belle-
fonte hospital that can be detected or
stopped by any method of book-keep-
ing. Such as do occur are trifling Iit- !
tle items that go out through the back
door exactly like they do, occasional-
ly, in every one of our homes. They
are unavoidable and infinitesimal
when compared with the expense that
the proposed system of accounting
that you inquire of will entail.
Already the mere item of expense
of the experts who have been here
from Harrisburg to assist us in get-!
ting the new system started—and
there have keen
probably exceeds all the savings it
may effect throughout the next ten
years—losing sight entirely of the
overhead its adoption is imposing on
i us.
Coming then to direct replies to
your communication of December
12th, Mr. Auditor General, I want to
answer your question (1) as follows:
There should not be duplication in
the work of the Traveling Auditors
from your Department and that of the
representatives of the Department of
Public Welfare, for yours are busi-
ness investigators and theirs scien-'
As a matter of fact my personal
opinion is that Traveling Auditors and
representatives of the Public Welfare
Department are merely parasites on
public institutions. If the business
were standardized and
REALLY simplified our quarterly re-
ports would be acceptable to You when
they are sent in and the State would
be saved the expense of maintaining
a corps of Auditors who travel to such
institutions as ours where they return '
no real service to the State. If the
physicians and surgeons who are at-
tached to our staff are not competent
to conduct the hospital as it should be
conducted then we should close our
doors and surely you will not say that
some one willing to work for the com-
pensation he receives from the De-
partment of Public Welfare as a trav-
eling investigator is qualified to check
up on their activities.
As to your question (2) Mr. Audit-
or General, I think I have already
answered it. Certainly “the installa-
tion of the uniform system of book-
keeping” will entail additional cost.
As I have said above we will have to
buy an adding machine and add a
book-keeper to our personnel. Here-
tofore there has been no administra-
tive cost in the conduct cf the Belle-
fonte hospital. The Superintendent
has done all the work, with the assist-
ance of a woman who has served for
$150.00 per year. The new system is
beyond her unless she gives her entire
time to it and that she cannot afford
without adequate compensation.
In conclusion let me say that this
letter has been written you without
consultation or authorization with or |
by any members of the Board of The
Bellefonte Hospital. It is entirely my
own idea of getting before the public
a more intimate knowledge of the
problems that are confronting their
smaller public institutions through the
insidious process of centralization
that has been going on in both Na-
tional and State governments for
years. It seems to me that every step
forward that the public is advised to
take is designed as much to provide
positions for new governmental at-
taches as to serve the public weal.
If there are to be any reprisals for
my frankness in writing you thus let
them fall upon me, not upon the Belle-
fonte hospital. I have the honor to
be the president of its Board of Man-
agers, but have written you not in my
official capacity.
Very sincerely yours
In default of one thousand dol-
lars bail Earl Slopey, of Rush town-
ship, was brought to the Centre coun-
ty jail on Wednesday on the charge
of converting to his own use funds be-
longing to the Oak Ridge Coal compa-
ny. Information was made against
Mv. Slopey by John B. Dugan, one of
the partners. =
——Twenty employees of the State
Highway Department in this district
I were laid off on Tuesday, quite a num-
ber of them being from the Bellefonte
offices. They were informed, how-
ever, that if their services were need-
ed they would be put on again in the
several of them—- |
| Rev. Kirkpatrick and Family Kindly
Remembered by Parishioners.
Rev. J. Max Kirkpatrick and fami-
ly, of Centre Hal, have good cause
to remember, the recent Christmas sea-
son. The congregation of the church
at Pine Grove Mills gave them a purse
of $42.00 and a quantity of fresh pork.
During the holiday week a social
was held at the manse in Centre Hall
at which a banquet was served by the
Ladies Aid society and a musical pro-
gram given under the leadership of
Dr. J. V. Foster, of State College.
Among those who took part were Miss
Nan McWilliams and Florence, Luel-
la and Sarah Rearick. At this social
Charles Arney contributed four dol-
lars to complete the purse of $25.00
donated by the Centre Hall congrega-
tion, the members also giving a chick-
en, a liberal donation of pork and a
load of wood. The guests present at
the social included the following:
Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Goodhart, Mr. and
Mrs. Ebright and daughter Betty, Jesse T.
and G. W. Sarson, Mr. and Mrs. David
tearick, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rearick,
Misses Mary, Ida Catherine, Anna, Sarah,
Luella and Florence Rearick, Ellis Rearick,
H. Duane Crum, C. Hubert Haugh, Andrew
C. Jordon, Mrs. P. S. Brady and daughters
Dorothy and Barbara, J. C. Goodhart, Mrs.
S. E. Sweetwood, Mrs. Mary J. Odenkirk,
Mrs. W. Frank Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Smith, Capt. George M. Boal, R. H., J.
T., Harry and Mary Delinda Potter, B. D.
Brisbin, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Heckman, Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Lingle, F. V and Mrs. Cora
i Jodon, Mr. and Mrs. George Emerick and
: daughter Verna, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Craw-
ford, Misses Elsie and Martha Boal, Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Slack and son Russell, Mr. .
and Mrs. Charles Arney and daughter Ma-
bel, George A. Reiber, J. F. Coble, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Daup, John and Miss Breeze
i Benner, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Brooks, Mrs.
T. L. and Miss Miriam Moore, Carrie M.
Sweetwood, Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Benner,
Miss Emma McCoy, Miss Nancy McWil-
liams, Mrs. D. Reiber, Mrs. G. I. Yearick,
Miss Grace Smith, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Brun-
gart and daughters Thelma, Emily and Lo-
raine, Mrs J. W. Bradford, William E.
Bubb and Dr. and Mrs. Foster.
On New Year’s eve the Kirkpatricks
were surprised by a large delegation
of members from the Lemont Presby-
i terian church who presented as their
donation $18.00 in cash, 50 pounds of
sugar, wool blankets, potatoes, ap-
ples, fresh pork, lard, a chicken, eggs,
i butter, canned fruit and vegetables
and various other articles. The dele-
| gation included the following:
| Mr. and Mrs. L. Frank Mayes, Hilda and
Kenneth Mayes, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Evey
i and son Elwood, Mr. and Mrs. George O.-
ryan and children, Madaline, Harold and
Imogene, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Louder and
daughter Dorothy and son Ross Daniel,
Miss Miriam Dreese, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
Shuey and daughter Madeline, Miss Nell
Peters, Mrs. Mary Runkle, John Bathgate
and sister Alverda, Mr. and Mrs. George
Bohn, David Reese, Clifford Warner, J. H.
and James G. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Louder and daughter, Mrs. J. Elmer Camp-
bell, Mrs. Philip Bradford, Mrs. Ei’ W.
Evey, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Glenn and son
Robert, Lewis Baylett, Mrs. Emma Bath-
gate and daughter Helen, Mrs. Samuel
Glenn and daughters Eleanor and Marga-
ret, J. T. Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Glenn, Norman Englert, P. W. Knepp, My.
and Mrs. S. B. Wasson and children, Pris-
cilla, Eleanor, John and Paul.
A Baseball Dance.
The old adage “in times of peace
prepare for war” applies equally as
well to the field of sport, and now is
the time to organize a baseball team
for the summer season. A certain
amount of money is required to outfit
a team and for the purpose of secur-
ing the same a dance will be held in
the armory on Friday evening, Feb-
ruary 2nd, from nine to one. The mu-
sic will be furnished by the popular
, Academy orchestra, which assures a
‘good time. The admission of one dol-
lar per couple will be within the reach
j of all, and you will not only have an
_ enjoyable gvening but help out for the
summer as well.
| Officers of the local baseball asso-
ciation include Blaine Mabus, as sec-
retary, and W. Frederick Reynolds,
Notice to Penn State Alumni and
- Former Students.
The committee on the alumni pro-
gram for commencement, R. L. Watts,
’90; C. L. Kinsloe, ’03, and the alum-
ni secretary, which was recently ap-
pointed by your board of managers,
has met and after considering the sit-
uation, urgently desires a meeting of
all the alumni and former students of
. Centre county.
This meeting has been called, there-
fore, for Friday evening, January
19th, at 7:30, in the old chapel, State
Please make every effort to be pres-
ent as the matters to be considered
and acted upon require the co-opera-
tion of every alumnus and former
: THOMAS BEAVER, President.
Music Study Club Meeting.
The program of the Music Study
Club’s first 1923 meeting—in the Epis-
copal parish house at eight o’clock
Friday evening, January 12th—evi-
dences the fact that the high standard
of the work done is not to be lowered
in the new year. Scandinavian com-
posers will be studied and among the
numbers will be the Peer Gynt suite
arranged for the piano, four hands,
with a synopsis of Ibsen’s play pre-
pared by Mr. Hubbell. There will be
a Grieg sonata for violin and piano,
and Sweedish and Norwegian folk
songs by a women’s quartette, as well
as vocal and instrumental numbers
from Finnish and Danish composers.
At the end there will be singing of
American folk songs by the club mem-