Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, March 28, 1924, Image 8

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    Bewori Walca
Bellefonte, Pa., March 28, 1924.
Next Tuesday will be All Fool's
day, and general moving day as well.
“Serve Centre’s Sick” is a real
slogan. Now let’s back it and come
——Give your best now to the hos-
pital, if for no other reason than that
the hospital is always willing, when
called upon, to give its best to you.
——Court 448 of the Catholic
Daughters of America will have a
home bake sale on Saturday, March
29th, at the Mott Drug Co. store. Sale
opens at 10 o’clock.
Announcement has been made
of the engagement of Miss Rose Ders-
tine, of Bellefonte, and Thomas Mil-
ler, of Lock Haven, the wedding to
take place in the early summer.
——Wednesday, March 26th, at 4
p. m., the Centre County Medical As-
sociation will meet in the interest of
the coming campaign to raise one
hundred thousand dollars for the hos-
Are you reading the column on
“gardening” published in this paper
every week? If not, you are missing
some things that might be valuable
information to you when the time
comes to go to work with the spade
and hoe. ;
Tanner’s cut rate drug store, on
High street, was opened for business
last Saturday and presents an attrac-
tive appearance. While no prescrip-
tion department is attached they have
many attractive offers for every fam-
ily in this community. See advertise-
ment elsewhere in this issue.
The regular meeting of the
Woman’s club will be held on Monday
evening, March 31st, in the auditor-
ium at the High school building, when
Mr. A. E. Martin, professor of Amer-
ican history, State College, will give
a lecture on the European situation.
The public is cordially invited to at-
tend this meeting.
The family of the late John L.
Dunlap desire to express, in this way,
their deep feeling of gratitude to their
friends and neighbors for the many
kindnesses shown them during their
recent bereavement. To all who sent
flowers, motors and rendered other
service and expressions of sympathy
they are very grateful.
It isn’t very often that any-
thing goes a beggin’ during a Repub-
lican administration but such seems
to be the case with the postoffice at
Pleasant Gap, according to the
“Watchman’s” correspondent. Two
dates for civil service examinations
of applicants for the appointment as
postmaster have been set and passed
and nary an aspirant came to the
The home of Walter B. Cohen,
on north Spring street, is too small to
accommodate his family and a force
of men went to work this week on the
job of enlarging the same. The north
side of the front portion of the build-
ing is being torn out and will be re-
built flush with the rear portion,
which will give considerably more
room on the first floor and an extra
bedroom or two on the second floor.
—On Wednesday of last week
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Mattern, of
Warriorsmark, celebrated their fifty-
fifth wedding anniversary, which was
also the seventy-eighth birthday an-
niversary of Mr. Mattern. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Mattern have spent their en-
- tire life at Warriorsmark. They have
two sons, Lewis W. Mattern, an in-
structor in a school at Washington,
D. C., and Frank G. Mattern, the
leading merchant at Warriorsmark.
Some of the stores in Belle-
fonte will begin the Thursday after-
noon closing next week, but the Scen-
ic will be open every evening in the
week. Sunday is the only day in the
week this popular place of amuse-
ment is closed, and the entertainment
it offers is worth going to see. The
biggest and best motion pictures ob-
tainable are shown at the Scenic, and
next week’s program is one that
should appeal to all lovers of the
At the Henry F. Evey sale, at
Lemont last Friday, a wheelbarrow
brought more money than a sleigh, a
buggy and a set of harness combined.
The sleigh sold for 80 cents, the har-
ness brought $1.50 and the buggy
$2.00, while the wheelbarrow was bid
in at something over four dollars.
Stock and farming implements
brought the average price being bid
this spring which, of course, is consid-
erably below the prices paid a few
years ago,
Members of the Bellefonte
Lodge of Moose have been busy this
week moving their outfit from the
McClain block to the rooms in the
Garman opera house which they pur-
chased some time ago. While their
new home has not been entirely com-
pleted, no papering or painting hav-
ing been done as yet, they will be able
to get along in some way until the
work is done and everything fixed co-
sy and comfortable as their perma-
nent abiding place.
——At the business meeting which
followed the luncheon given by Mrs.
John S. Walker, Friday, to Centre
county’s executive board of the Penn-
sylvania League of Women Voters,
tentative plans were made for an in-
tensive campaign for both the pri-
maries and during the summer. The
women are very much in earnest and
interested in the prospective candi-
dates but will weigh well the merits
of each before giving them their en-
dorsement and support.
Within a Few Days the Stage Will be
Set, the Actors Ready and the
Play fer $100,000 Begun.
Just a few touches more and Ki-
wanis will be ready to stage the big-
gest undertaking of its kind ever in-
augurated in Centre county. Day and
night meetings are being held in the
various districts into which the coun-
ty has been divided and if perfection
of organization, enthusiastic deter-
mination of workers and favorable re-
marks dropped by the people gener-
ally mean anything the drive from
April 4th to 14th seems certain of
going over the top.
An enthusiastic meeting of repre-
sentative citizens of Milesburg bor-
ough and Boggs township was held
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, in the
Methodist church, Milesburg. Colonel
Henry C. Quigley outlined the needs
of the hospital and the plan of the
campaign. Captain Harry A. Ross-
man emphasized the need of each di-
vision of the organization securing
its quota if the full amount of $100,-
000 is to be suhscribed. - After a very
thorough discussion of the needs of
the hospital Mr. Albert A. Bierly was
selected as licutenant.
Captain Rossman has appointed Dr.
W. J. Kurtz to be in charge of How-
ard borough and O. J. Stover and
Mrs. Milton Kunes to be in charge of
Liberty township.
Captain Emerick, of Division E, has
appointed the following Lieutenants:
George Carpeneto, Oscar Gray, Geo.
Hazel, Harry Yeager, Arthur Sloop
and John Bullock for Bellefonte; Ray
Noll for Pleasant Gap, and Mrs. Har-
ry Garbrick for Coleville.
Colonel Quigley is highly elated
over the splendid co-operation on the
part of the teachers in Centre county
in bringing the slogan contest to the
attention of the children.
The contest closed at 4 o’clock Sat-
urday. 956 different slogans were re-
ceived. These came from all parts of
the county. Any one of scores of
these would have made a good one for
this campaign, but a choice having to
be made it finally came down to the
one suggested by Lee Lutz, of grade
four of the North ward school, Belle-
fonte. His suggestion is “Serve Cen-
tre’s Sick.”
Colonel Quigley wishes he could re-
ward every child who took part in this
contest, but to do this would be too
big a drain on the gold in the county
banks. The award of $10.00 will be
made to master Lutz at the opening
dinner of the campaign on Friday
evening, April 4th.
Stephen C. Pohe, president of the
Kiwanis club, of Johnstown, and pres-
ident of the Conemaugh Valley Me-
morial hospital of that city, has been
invited to make the principal address
at the opening dinner and his accept-
ance is expected within a day or two.
Mr. Pohe is vice president of the Penn
Public Service corporation and one of
the most influential men in Johnstown.
His leadership was the determining
factor in the success of a campaign
for $500,000 for the Memorial hos-
pital and as a result of his work in
that campaign he was unanimously
elected president of the hospital.
Centre county will be surprised to
know that its hospital serves patients
all over the country. ‘ Its doors are
always open to administer to those in
need. No one who is curable is turn-
ed away and the stranger who is
stricken while stopping in Centre
county receives the same care as one
of her own residents.
So great is the merciful ministra-
tion of the good people of Centre
county that during the past five year
period they have provided Hospital
service for the following number of
patients from the localities named:
Aaronsburg - : § Milesburg -
Axe Mann - - 37 Moshannon - 18
Alto - - - 1 Milroy - - 2
Altoona m= 18 Monument - 1
Akron, Ohio - 1 Millheim - 25
Arcadia - - 2Milton* - - 4
Auburn, N. XY. - 1 McAlevys Fort 1
Allentown - 2 Moorestown - 2
Brookville - - 1 Mt. Eagle - 7
Benore - - 7 Munson - - 1
Beech Creek - 7 Mifiinburg - 1
Bethlehem - - 1 Madisonburg - 5
Baltimore, Md. 1 Mt. Union - 1
Birmingham - 1 Montgomery - 1
Bald Eagle - 2 Millbrook - - il
Brooklyn, N. Y 1 North East - 1
Blanchard - = 1 Nicholson - 1
Bradford - - 1 Newfoundland - 1
Bedford - - 1 Nesbit - - 1
Burnham - - 1 New Milford - 1
Bellefonte - 1428 Northumberland 1
Boalsburg - 25 New Castle - 1
Clarence - - 97 Norristown - 3
Centre Furnace 4 New York City 4
Colyer - - 4 Nittany - 10
Centre Hall - 83 Oak Hall - 14
Curtin - - 22 Orviston - - 4
Coleville - =~ 09 Penna. Furnace 31
Cincinnati, O. - 2 Pleasant Gap 111
Coburn - - 15 Port Matilda - 42
Chicago, Ill. - 1 Pittsburgh - 10
Cleveland, O. - 1 Philadelphia - 8
Coalport - - 1 Potters Mills - 5
Cresson - - 2 Pine Grove Mills 31
Cato - - = 1 Pottstown - 1
Detroit, Mich. - 1 Piteairn ~~ 1
DuBois - - 1 Philipsburg - 2
Daguscahonda 1 Phoenixvelle 1
Duquesne - =~ 1 Palmyra - - 1
Dry Run - 3 Pine Glenn - - 2
Downingtown - 1 Park HI - x
E. Waterford, Conn 2 Ralston - - 3
Erie - - = 3 Roch:ster, N. Y. 1
Eagleville - 1 Ridgway - 1
Foxburg, Va. - 1 Renovo - - 4
Farrandsville - 1 Rebersburg - 9
Farmers Mills - 2 Reedsville - 3
Fillmore - - 12 Runville ' - - 20
irass Flat - 1 Rockview - 9
Germantown - 1 Spring Mills - 3
Gettysburg - 1 State College 375
Graysville - - 1._Snow Shoe 119
ckory - - 1 Stormstown - 8
Hecla Park « 12 Scranton _‘- - 1
Hollidaysburg - 1 Sidney, Ohio 1
Hublersburg - 8 Stevens - - i
Houserville - 6 Shile - - - 2
Howard - - 43 Sunbury « - 2
Harrisburg - 3 Springfield, Mo. 1
Hazleton - 1 Sharon - - 1
Honda - - 1 Seward - - 3
Huntingdon - 3 Saiem, N. J. - 1
Indiana - - 1 Sewickley - x
Johnstown - 2 Sayre - - 1
Julian - - 41 Starford - - 1
Jersey Shore 1 Swarthmore - 1
Jacksonville - 1 Saulsburg - 1
Jamestown, N. Y. 1 Tusseyville - 5
Juniata ~~ - 3 Tyrone .-.. - 21
Johnsonburg 4 Unionville - 120
{ Korthaus - 1 Washington, D. C. 2
T.ewisburg - 1 Washington, Pa. 1
Loganton - 2 White Haven 1
Lemoyne - 1 Williamsport - 4
i) - = 2 Wilmore - - 9
Linden Hall - 19 Woodward - 10
Lyontown - 3 Warriorsmark 6
Lawrenceville Mass 1 Waddle - - 23
Lock Haven - 6 Wingate - - 6
Lewistown - 10 Wilkes-Barre 2
Lemont - - 15 Wilkinsburg - 2
Mill Hal - - 2 Yarnell - - 10
Martha Furnace 8 Zion - - 21
Some Spring Changes.
The Parrish drug store is being
moved this week into its new room
across Pike alley into the Parrish
building. The Harter music store
going from the Garman house on the
corner of High and Spring streets in-
to the room in the Hayes building, va-
cated by Mr. Parrish.
Mr, and Mrs. John Marks moved
this week from the Shoemaker house
on west High street to the apartment
in the Furst building, directly over the
law offices of James C. Furst. Mr.
Marks has resumed his work at the
penitentiary, as clerk of works, Mrs.
Marks being in charge of the Colonial
restaurant at present.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bottorf will go
into the Tressler house on Howard
street, vacated by the Millard Harts-
wick family, moving there from Mrs.
Paynes’ furnished house on east High
street. The Payne house has been
leased by Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, the
former being one of the plant engi-
neers of the American Lime & Stone
Co. Mr. Hartswick is going to his new
home on Reynolds avenue, recently
purchased from Mrs. Bertram, who
will furnish a room in the homes of |
both her daughter and son, expecting
to make her home with them.
William Garman has vacated his
home this week, taking his furniture
to the “Dim Lantern,” at the foot of
the Allegheny mountains, where the
family will make their home in the’
future, while the home has been turn-
ed over to its new owner, the superin-
tendent of the silk mill.
Miss Ella Gates’ furnished apart-
ments in Crider’s Exchange have been
taken by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray,
who with their new baby will go there
as soon as Mrs. Ray is discharged
from the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Ray
have been living at the Harry Eber-
hart home, on Howard street.
Thomas A. Mosier, the game war-
den, will move his family from Bush’s
Addition to the Lambert house on Lo-
gan street, to be vacated by Miss Jen-
nie Morgan. Miss Morgan is going
into the apartment in the Heverly
block, now occupied by Mr. Heverly
and his family, they having planned
to take the corner apartment. The
home Mr. Mosier leaves has been rent-
ed by the William Sholter family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Raymond and |
t New York city. The new firm is now
Mr. and Mrs. Pennell, occupants of
the same double house on Reynolds
avenue, will move into the double
house on Willowbank street opposite
the Phoenix mill. .
Charles Morris’ are contemplating
leaving Bellefonte to make their home
in Macon, Georgia. Sed
Mr. and Mrs. Shook, of Milton, the
former a die maker at the Titan Met-
tal foundry, have secured the small
house of T. C. Brown, adjoining his
own house, and will take possession of
it as soon as it is vacated by Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrody are moving
here from Sunbury into the north side
of the Parker home on the corner of
Spring and Howard streets, which Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Bashoar are leaving.
Mr. Conrody is conductor on the Lew-
isburg passenger train.
W. E. Clark, the Packard represen-
tative in Bellefonte, with Mrs. Clark
and their three children have moved
into the Hugh N. Crider home on east
Linn street, with a view to buying it
later on. Mr. and Mrs. Clark and
their family have lived at the Brock-
erhoff house since coming to Belle-
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weaver are
leaving the Finklestine house on Bish-
op street, recently occupied by Mrs.
George Van Dyke, to go into the Da-
vis house on the east end of Bishop
The Joseph Nolan family are going
to the Schad property on Lamb street,
from the E. F. Garman double house
on east High street, Mr. and Mrs.
Lambert coming in from Pleasant
Gap to occupy the home the Nolans
Bond Musser and family left yes-
terday for their new home at Red
Lion, York county. Mr. Musser re-
cently resigned as driver for the Em-
erick Motor Bus company, after a
number of year’s service to go into
the garage business with his brother-
in-law at Red Lion, and having sent
his household goods off by moving
van he and his family left yesterday.
——Saturday special! Hit or miss
rag rugs, made of all new mill stock,
25x50 inches, at 69¢c. None wrapped
or delivered. No phone orders accept-
ed.—W. R. Brachbill. 13-2t
W. R. Brachbill desires to announce |
the addition of a rug department to
his furniture store. Exclusive pat-
terns in beautiful colorings and high-
class designs are found in the stock
of rugs selected from the leading
manufacturers of floor coverings.
Agency for Karaghensian Herati Wil-
ton rugs. Large showings of Axmin-
ster, Velvet, Tapestry, Fiber and Con-
goleum rugs in assorted colors and
sizes to meet every requirement. A
cordial invitation is extended to call
and inspect a quality line of rugs
moderately priced. 13-2t
en ———— eer
——The new Centre County Hos-
pital needs your mite and needs it
mighty bad. P. S. Mite means, in
this campaign, dollars.
The F. W. West Co. Buys Bittle Fur-
niture Store. Other Important
Real Estate Deals.
| The deal was closed on Monday
| Whereby Frank W. West, of Indiana,
i Pa., became the purchaser of the fur-
'niture store and undertaking estab-
lishment of O. A. Bittle, on Allegheny
street, formerly the F. E. Naginey es-
. tablishment, the new owner taking
possession on Tuesday morning. The
new firm will hereafter be known as
| the F. W. West Co., Mr. West having
associated with him in the business
his son-in-law, E. E. Widdowson, late
of New York city.
i The purchase of the Bittle store by
Mr. West is probably the culmination
of an impression formed when he and
his wife stopped over night in Belle-
fonte some eight years ago while on
a motor trip. They stopped at the
Brockerhoff house and as they were
eating breakfast in the morning they
naturally took a survey of the town
from the windows of the dining room.
So impressed was Mr. West that he
remarked to his wife that he believed
he’d like to live here. Instantly she
replied, “that’s just what I was think-
Of course, at the time, neither of
them had any idea that such a thing
would come to pass. Mr. West had a
i good furniture business in Indiana
"and no reason to make a change, but
they frequently spoke of their short
visit in Bellefonte. Last July he got
a very good offer for his business in
Indiana and took it, intending to re-
tire. But as the days passed he be-
came restless for something to do and
finally decided to go back into the har-
ness if ‘he could find a suitable loca-
tion. A half dozen or more opportu-
nities were open to him when he final-
i ly heard that the Bittle store in Belle-
fonte could be purchased. He lost lit-
tle time in getting into communica-
tion with Mr. Bittle and several weeks
ago came here to see him. An agree-
ment upon the price to be paid could
not be reached at that time and he re-
turned to Indiana rather crestfallen.
But the deal was finally consummated
through a third party, Mr. West came
here on Monday, closed the bargain
and took charge on Tuesday morning.
He is an experienced furniture man
and will endeavor to cater to the
Posies and desires of Bellefonte peo-
Mr. Widdowson, son-in-law of Mr.
West, will have charge of the under-
taking establishment. He is an ex-
perienced undertaker and funeral di-
rector, having been associated with
one or more large establishments in
in charge and the two men will move
their household goods here as soon as
they can secure a place to put them,
when Mrs. West and Mrs. Widdow-
sen will join them.
Several weeks ago the "Watchman”
mentioned the fact that a deal was on
for the purchase of the candy store of
John Sourbeck by H. B. Wagner, of
Hershey, Pa. The deal was closed last
week -and Mr. Wagner will take pos-
session on April first. During the
past twenty years the new owner has
been employed with the Hershey
Chocolate company, at Hershey, and
knows the candy business from begin-
ning to end. It is his intention to use
the Sourbeck store as a retail depart-
ment of a manufacturing establish-
ment he hopes to put in operation
here. He has been looking at several
locations and is very favorably im-
pressed with the S. D. Ray shirt fac-
tory building, which he claims is ideal-
ly located. In the meantime while he
is looking about for a suitable build-
ing his sister, Miss Margaret Wag-
ner, will have charge of the store.
Mr. Wagner, of course, expects to
move his family, of a wife and three
small children, to Bellefonte as soon
as he can get a house.
C. W. Heilhecker, manager of the
local .office of the Bell Telephone com-
pany, has purchased from G. Edward
Haupt the cottage and all the contig-
uous ground between the cottage and
state highway, and west and south of
the cottage just a short distance north
of Bellefonte, which he expects to
convert into a handsome home for
himself and family. The price paid
was $7,000. :
Several well known gentlemen have
purchased from the MeNitts the tri-
angle out beyond the aviation field
and rumor says that they intend erect-
ing there in the near future a gas and
oil service station, with a cold lunch
room attached. If the venture proves
a paying proposition they may event-
ually build at the same place a large
recreation and dance pavilion.
A business deal of considerable
magnitude is now in the making in
Bellefonte, which, if it goes through,
will mean much to the town, but the
“Watchman” is pledged to secrecy
and unable to divulge it at this time.
Mrs. E. S. Dorworth has purchased
the J. E. LaBarre property on east
Curtin street where she and her
daughter, Miss Alice, as well as her
two grand-children will make their
future home.
D. M. Kline, of Axe Mann, has pur-
chased the Schad property on east
Linn street occupied by Robert S.
Walker and family, but will not get
possession until April 1st, 1925.
Sr —— AA tins.
——Letters are being mailed this
week to eighty or more churches in
the county, asking the ministers for
their co-operation in the coming Hos-
pital drive, April 4th to 14th.
The American Legion auxiliary
wiil hold a bake sale at the Variety
Shop, Saturday, April 5th.
—H. F. Whiting, of Beaver, Pa., was a
Bellefonte visitor last week.
—Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rees are visiting
with their son in Indiana, Pa.
—Miss Mabel Allison, of Spring Mills,
was in Bellefonte on a shopping expedi-
tion on Monday.
—Miss Annie Pearl is in New York this
week attending the Easter openings aad !
looking up the latest spring styles.
—Mrs. D. I. Willard is with her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Ralph Kirk, at Grindstone, hav-
ing gone out the early part of the week.
—Miss Edna Kilpatrick went east the
early part of the week for a visit with rel-
atives of Mrs. Kilpatrick and friends in
—Charles T. Noll came down from Al-
toona on Sunday morning to spend the day
with his mother, Mrs. John Nell, who is
not improved in health.
—Judge Henry C. Quigley is in the east-
ern part of the State on a business trip
but will return today to continue his ac-
tivities in the big drive for the Bellefonte
—Dr. Eloise Meek came here from Bal-
timore this week for a vacation of several
days, expecting to return to Baltimore to
resume her work at Goucher College by the
3rd of April.
—After spending the winter at Atlan-
tic City the Misses Parker returned to
Bellefonte yesterday and have opened
their home on the corner of Howard and
Spring streets.
—Mrs. J. C. McHugh, of Pittsburgh, has
been in Bellefonte this week with her sis-
ter, Miss Emma Montgomery. Mrs. Mec-
Hugh, before her marriage, was Miss Bes-
sie Montgomery.
—Miss Isabelle Ward, who had been
home from Carlisle for a ten day's BEas-
ter vacation with her mother, Mrs. J. E.
Ward, returned to Dickinson the early
part of the week.
—Miss Ella Wagner, of Milesburg, was
in Bellefonte yesterday. We presume that
she came up to spend some time here, it
being her custom to divide it about equal-
ly between her home in Milesburg and her
friends in Bellefonte.
—Mrs. George Van Dyke has returned to
her home in Wilkinsburg following a vis-
it here with her mother, Mrs. John Noll,
who is again recovering from one of her
serious attacks, in which time she was re-
garded as critically ill
—Arthur Rayfield, of Philadelphia, a
friend of long standing of T. C. Brown,
was a guest of Mr. Brown during his vis-
it to Bellefonte Tuesday. Mr. Brown and
Mr. Rayfield were together in Gimbel's
store a number of years ago.
—Mrs. D. H. Hastings is visiting with her
sister; Mrs. Frank McFarlane, at Boals-
burg, having gone there from Harrisburg,
vesterday. Following her visit there Mrs.
Hastings expects to come to Bellefonte
to be a guest of Col. and Mrs. J. L. Spang-
—Dr. B. Franklin Bowersox made one of
his rare visits to Bellefonte yesterday and
we want to say right here that in him Mill-
heim has a citizen who can exude more
genuine cordiality and hearty good will in
a minute than many of us can radiate in
a week.
—Miss Josephine White and Mrs. Har-
riet Ray Smith are the stenographers in
charge of the office work of the hospital
drive. Mrs. Smith only recently returned
from an eight weeks visit with Mr. Smith's
relatives near Reading and with friends in
—Mrs. Joseph Sourbeck is anticipating
leaving here next month, intending to take
her daughter and join Mr. Sourbeck in
Colorado. He has recovered his health to
such an extent that he is now planning to
open an office in Denver. Mr. Sourbeck
has been studying surveying through the
Scranton school and it is this work he
hopes to make his profession.
—Those from out of town here Tuesday:
for the funeral of the late Miss Mary Belle
Struble included Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Struble, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Struble,
Mrs. Calvin Struble, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest
Struble, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Struble and
Mrs. Verl Struble, all of State College;
the Misses Sara and Eliza Gilliland and
their two brothers, David and James, of
Oak Hall; Miss Maude Mitchell, Mrs.
George Mitchell and Jack Mitchell, of Le-
mont, and Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Nagle, of
Amateurs to Play at Snow Shoe Next
Friday Night.
The people of Snow Shoe and vicin-
ity are looking forward with anticipa-
tion of much entertainment to next
Friday night, April 4th. On that
evening what is known as the annual
Senior play will be presented.
For the vehicle for their talent
this year the High school actors have
chosen Ben Hare's pleasing comedy
“A Little Clodhopper.” They have
been rehearsing for weeks and some-
thing fine may be expected for Snow
Shoe has developed a lot of clever his-
trionic talent.
In the caste will be James Edmond-
son, Thomas Stark, Kenneth Shank,
Sadie Houser, Helen McCloskey, Mar-
garet Devlin and Mary Edmondson.
The Syneo Trio will furnish the mu-
sic and when the curtain goes up in
the Pastime theatre a crowded house
will probably greet the young play-
mn ———
——From Tuesday’s Pittsburgh
Post was culled the fact that “Mrs.
Nellie Brown, of Beaver Falls, an-
nounces the engagement of her daugh-
ter, Miss Leona Brown, and Gerald
G. Whiting, son of Harry F. Whiting,
of Beaver, Pa.” The Whiting family
formerly lived in Bellefonte and
friends of the young man will be in-
terested in the above announcement.
St. Clare’s class of St. John’s
Episcopal church school will hold a
food sale at Spigelmyer’s store, to-
morrow (Saturday), beginning at 10
a. m. This sale was arranged for and
was to have been conducted by the
late Miss Mary Struble, who was the
teacher of the class.
Er ——— re ———————
——The Kiwanians are broadcast-
ing that the people of Centre county
are going to put the Hospital drive
over 100 per cent. What part are you
going to play in this worthy project?
Two Young Men Arrested for
! Two well known young men of
Bellefonte were arrested on Monday
afternoon by chief of police Harry
Dukeman and are being held in the
| county jail on the charge of being im-
{ plicated in a number of robberies
| which have occurred in Bellefonte dur-
ing the past month.
The fact will be recalled that on the
night of March 2nd the shoe repair
store of Angelo Genua, in the Bush
Arcade, was broken into and robbed
of $155.00 in cash and a quantity of
candy, cigars and cigarettes. On the
night of March 12th the penny-in-the-
slot weighing machine at the P. R. R.
passenger depot was smashed; the
coal office of Nathan Kofman was
broken into and the Jewett-Paige ga-
rage was robbed of a number of au-
tomobile accessories. On various oc-
casions recently tools, tires and other
articles have been pilfered from cars
standing on the streets at night.
The fact that the two young men
took an auto trip shortly after the
robbery at Genua’s shoe store, and
that a number of cartons of cigarettes
and some auto supplies were found in
the possession of one of them, was
taken as evidence of their complici-
ty in the robberies and resulted in
their arrest.
Crain—Tate.—The home of Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Tate, at Coleville, was the
scene of a pretty wedding, at 7:30
o'clock on Wednesday evening, when
their daughter, Miss Thelma Mary
Tate, was united in marriage to Wen-
dell W. Crain, of Port Matilda. Forty
guests were present to witness the
ceremony which was performed by
Rev. Wilson P. Ard, of the Lutheran
church. Miss Tate was attended by
Miss Marjorie Hill and Miss Eunice
Crain, as bridesmaid, while the best
man was Edward Miller. Following a
wedding dinner and delightful recep-
tion Mr. and Mrs. Crain left for a
motor drive to Altoona and Pittsburgh
on a brief honeymoon trip.
The bride is a graduate of the
Bellefonte High school and during the
past two or three years has been
stenographer in the offices of the
Bellefonte Central Railroad company.
The bridegroom is a representative of
the Altoona supply station of Swift
& Co. Until he can make definite ar-
rangements for going to housekeep-
ing Mrs. Crain will remain at her
work with the railroad company.
Social Affairs.
The Misses Helen and Roxanna
Mingle were hostesses at a bridge din-
ner of twenty covers, Monday even-
ing of this week.
Mrs. William H. Brown entertained
last night in compliment to Miss Pearl
Royer, who will leave Bellefonte next
week to join the family in Niagara
Falls, where she expects to make her
home. :
W. M. Bottorf and his son Jacob
gave Mrs. Bottorf the surprise of her
life last evening. It was the anniver-
sary of her birth so husband and son
arranged a party in celebration of the
event. They prepared all the refresh-
ments and invited the guests so that
Mrs. Bottorf knew nothing whatever
of it until the guests arrived and the
refreshments brought in from a
friend’s house where Jacob churned
the ice cream “his very own self.”
Narrow Escape from Electrocution.
George Kellerman, an electrician in
the employ of the American Lime and
Stone company the past several years,
had a miraculous escape from electro-
cution last Saturday afternoon, but
is thankful he still lives to tell of the
event. He was engaged in repairing
the transformer at plant No. 24 when
he accidentally came in contact with
one of the high tension wires and
2200 volts of electricity shot through
his body with such force that he was
knocked from the pole and fell to the
ground, and this is what saved his
Workmen employed nearby heard
him secréam and ran to his assistance.
They found two fingers on his left
hand and one foot severely burned.
He also suffered considerably from
shock but expects to be in shape to re-
port for duty within a few days.
——Passers by the store window of
W. R. Brachbill have remarked the
beauty of a Chinese Renaissance de-
sign Herati Wilton rug, reflecting the
finest traditions of the rug weaver’s
art. The original of this rug was
awarded first prize by the Chinese
government last year. A quality line
of rugs, moderately priced, can now
be found at the Brachbill furniture
store. 13-2t
William Shannon, of Centre
county, serving time in the western
penitentiary for second degree mur-
der, was granted a pardon by the
State pardon board at its meeting on
Tuesday. The case of Harry Walker,
also of Centre county, was held under
For Sale.—Dining room table, book-
case, chiffonier. Over Lyon &. Co.
store, Bellefonte. 13-2t*
——Fire and Lightning insurance
at a reduced rate.—J. M. Keichline.
Bellefonte Grain Market.
Corrected Weekly by C. ¥. Wagner & Co.
Wheat - - - - - - $110
Shelled Corn © - 7-& "= «a .00
Rye - - - - - - 90
Oats - - - - - - 50
Barley - - - - - - 80
Buckwheat - - - - - B50