Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 30, 1926, Image 4

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Bemus Waldo
~ Bellefonte, Pa., April 30, 1926.
P. GRAY MEEK, Editer
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Centre County District Sunday School
The Centre county Sunday school
association, with the assistance of H.
C. Cridland and E. H. Bonsell, repre-
senting the State association, will
hold district conventions in Centre
county next week as follows:
May 1st, District No. 3, at Port Ma-
May 2d, District No. 8, at Gray's
May 3rd, District No. 1, at Philips-
- May 4th, District No. 2, at Snow
May 5th, District No. 5, at Howard.
All the above meetings will be in
charge of H. C. Cridland, State super-
intendent of adult departments.
May 1st, District No. 9, at Lemont.
May 2nd, District No. 6, at Jackson-
May 8rd, District No. 10, at Pine
Grove Mills.
May 4th, District No. 7, at Pleasant
‘May 5th, District No. 4, at Miles-
May 6th, District No. 12, at Wood-
May 7th, District No. 11, at Farm-
er’s Mills.
The last mentioned group of meet-
ings will be in charge of E. H. Bon-
sell, State young peoples’ departmen-
tal superintendent. It is the desire
of' the executive commitee that all the
Sunday schools in the county be rep-
As mentioned above the 7th District
convention, which includes Bellefonte,
Spring and Benner townships, will be
held on May 4th, in the Methodist
church at Pleasant Gap. There will
be two sessions, at 2.30 and 7.30 p. m.
At the afternoon meeting Rev. Rob-
ert Thena, of the Bellefonte Reformed
church; Rev. Rishell, of Pleasant Gap,
and E. H. Bonsell will make interest-
ing talks. In the evening Rev. C. E.
Arnold, of the Bellefonte Lutheran
church; Dr. I. L. Foster, of State Col-
lege, and Mr. Bonsell will be the
speakers. Every Sunday school work-
er in the district who can possibly do
so is urged to attend this convention.
Bellefonte High School News Notes.
The Senior class of the Bellefonte
High school is working hard for its
annual play which will be given either
the 13th or 14th of May, the exact
date having not yet been closed.
“Clarence” is the name of the
York success which the High school
amateurs will reproduce. An excel-
lent cast of characters has been se-
lected and special scenery is being
made to stage the production.
‘The Reds and Blues will give a
dance in the High school building this
(Friday) evening. This dance has
been made an annual affair and is al-
ways well attended by the students
and alumni. Music will be furnished
by a State College orchestra.
"An inter-class track meet will be
held on Hughes field tomorrow (Sat-
urday) afternoon for the purpose of
determining the class championship
and also affording coach Stock an op-
portunity to pick the track team
which will represent the school in the
various athletic meets. Last year the
class of 1925 won the championship
and received a beautiful cup donated
by the faculty.
La Belle . staff has completed
correcting the proofs of the annual
school book and the printers have
given assurance that a special effort
will be made to finish the book early
this year. The staff was delayed in
getting the material for the book
into the printer’s hands because many
new pictures were taken and special
articles arranged, both of which took
time. However, the staff has received
some complimentary letters on the
quality of the pictures and matter
submitted for the book and feel amply
repaid for their efforts.
——One of the most attractive
bungalows now being built in Belle-
fonte, is that of Mr. and Mrs. George
Weaver, on a lot on Burrows street,
adjoining their present home and
which they hope to occupy by the first
of June. The building which is being
put up by Mike Woomer, of State Col-
lege, is of the very modern type, all
on one floor with large porches and
modern conveniences of every kind.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver are anticipating
entertaining Mr. Weaver's sister, Mrs.
Fairlamb, of Philadelphia, during the
summer, :
In all such cases the
New |
EE ———
SHEFFER.—The unexpected death
of Paul D. Sheffer, on Sunday morn-
ing, was tragical in its suddenness.
Returning home from a business trip
to Philadelphia he boarded the train
at Lock Haven in apparently the best
of health and spirits. As the train
was running along in the vicinity of
Curtin passengers sitting close
to Mr. Sheifer were attracted by his
heavy breathing and were led to com-
Bellefonte he was past all help. In
heart attack was
before experienced any such trouble.
Clawson Sheffer he was born in Butler
county on September 9th, 1877, mak-
ing his age 48 years, 7 months and
16 days. The family came to Belle-
fonte in the spring of 1879, when Paul
{ was only about eighteen months old,
‘and his education was received in the
' public schools of Bellefonte. As a
| young man he engaged in the grocery
| business as a partner of Robert Mor-
| 115, in the room in the Eagle block
{ now occupied by the Herr & Heverley
i store. Several years later he pur-
| chased Mr. Morris’ interest and con-
"ducted the store himself until he sold
out to Herr & Heverly a little over
| thirteen years ago when he accepted
{a position with the Potter—Hoy
. Hardware company. He was with
that firm thirteen years, resigning
' several months ago to accept a posi-
| tion as traveling salesman for the E.
i K. Tryon company, of Philadelphia,
. wholesale dealers in sporting goods.
"His business trip to Philadelphia the
latter part of the week was in con-
! nection with his position.
| Mr. Sheffer was a member of the
! Presbyterian church, the Bellefonte
; Masonic fraternity and the Elks. He
i was fond of outdoor sports and an
enthusiastic hunter and fisherman.
| On October 12th, 1899, he married
: Miss Marion Musser, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Musser, of
"Scranton, but former residents of
Millheim, and she survives with three
children, Mrs. John Wynn Fredericks,
of Lock Haven; Paul Jr., of Paines-
ville, Ohio, and Eleanor, at home. He
also leaves his mother, living in Belle-
fonte, and two brothers, A. Lester
Sheffer, of Lewistown, and Herbert
W., of Bellefonte.
Funeral services were held at the
family home, on east Linn street, at
2.30 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon,
by Rev. W. C. Thompson, burial being
made in the Bellefonte Union ceme-
tery. :
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REDDING.—Mrs. Catherine Red-
ding, widow of Henry Redding, died
at her home in Reynoldsville on Wed-
nesday morning as the result of an
attack of pneumonia, having been iil
since Easter.
She was a daughter of John and
Bridget Curry and was born in Belle-
fonte over sixty-two years ago. She
had been a resident of Reynoldsville
for twenty-four years and was a mem-
ber of St. Mary’s Catholic church, the
Rosary and Altar societies. Her hus-
band died several years ago but sur-
viving her are the following children:
Margaret and Joseph, at home; Cath-
erine, of Pittsburgh; William, of
Clearwater, Fla., and Lawrence, of
Iselin, Pa. She also leaves six sisters
and one brother, Misses Anne, Sue
and Christine Curry and Mrs. Mar-
garet Gross, of Bellefonte; Mrs. Jos-
eph Lose, of Altoona; Mrs. James B.
Monihan and James B. Curry, of
: Cleveland, Ohio.
| Funeral services will be held in the
Catholic church at Reynoldsville at
9 o'clock tomorrow morning, inter-
! ment to be made in the Catholic ceme-
! tery at that place.
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ENTRIKEN.—Mrs. Helen Entriken,
widow of Edward Entriken, died at
; 12.45 o’clock on Saturday, at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Cornelius Martin,
on south Allegheny street, following.
a week’s illness with the flu. She was
‘a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius
"Martin and was born in Bellefonte.
{ Her husband, Edward Entriken, died
two years ago but surviving her is
one daughter, Thressa, three years
old. She also leaves her mother, two
brothers and two sisters, Charles and
Thomas Martin, of Bellefonte; Mrs.
Mary Irvin, of Tyrone, and Mrs.
Harry Frey, of Bellefonte. Funeral
services were held in the Catholic
church at ten o’clock on Tuesday
morning, burial being made in the
Catholic cemetery.
BRIGHT.—Mrs. Joseph Bright, who
will be recalled by older residents of
Bellefonte as a daughter of the late
John Irvin, died early last week at
her home in the Green Hills Farms
hotel, near Philadelphia. The Irvin
home is now the Bellefonte Y. M. C.
A. and it was there she spent all her
girlhood life. She was a sister of the
late Mrs. Edmund Blanchard and is
the last of her generation. Mrs.
Bright spent the winter in Florida but
was taken ill shortly after her return
north. Her survivors include one
daughter and three sons, Miss Annie,
who lived with her mother; John Ir-
vin, of Philadelphia; Howard and
Stanley, of Reading. Burial was made
at Pottsville on Wednesday of last
ment upon the fact. This drew atten- | cause.
tion to him and a lady nearby prompt- |
ly detected the fact that Mr. Sheffer | Margaret Lutz Marshall and was born
was quite ill and not sleeping. The near Fillmore fifty-two years ago.
conductor was promptly summoned : She married Mr. Harpster twenty-
and an improvised bed arranged with | five years ago and he survives with
seat cushions and everything possible | the following children; Lester, Elmer,
done but by the time the train reached | Modaline Elizabeth, Clark, Charles,
| Earl,
fact it is the general belief that he | also leaves two sisters and two broth-
passed away within a few minutes. A i ers. In early life she joined the Meth-
assigned as the odist church but later transferred to
cause, though to the knowledge of . the Presbyterian church at Grays-
members of the family he had never ville.
A son of Samuel D., and Naomi ! o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev.
'H. D. Fleming, burial being made in
i found that she had passed away. A
HARPSTER.—Mrs. Mary Ann
Harpster, wife of Edward Harpster,
died at her home near Rock Spring
at five o'clock on Tuesday morning.
She had been around as usual on
Monday and made no complaint on re-
tiring that evening. Tuesday morn-
ing her husband heard her moan as |
in pain and on going to her bedside
heart attack was assigned as the
She was a daughter of Edward and
Lee, Jay and Marshall. She
Funeral services were held at two
the Graysville cemetery.
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SHUTT.—Mrs. Elizabeth Shutt,
wife of William Shutt, died at her |
home near Lamar, on Wednesday of |
last week, following an illness of some
days as the result of an attack of
acute Bright's desease.
Her maiden name was Elizabeth
Burris and she was born at Axe Mann
on March 3rd, 1885, hence was 41
years, 1 month and 18 days old. In
addition to her husband she is sur-
vived by three children, Harry L., of
Bellefonte; Genevive and Samuel, at
home. She also leaves the following
sisters and brothers: Mrs. Ellen
Brooks, of Centre Hall; Mrs. Edith
Sunday, of Burnham; Mrs. Alice
Young and Mrs. Sarah Koons, of Sea
Breeze, Fla.; Mrs. Ida Smith, of Belle-
fonte; William Burris, of McKeesport;
Samuel, of Bellefonte, and Harry, of
Centre Hall. ‘l
Funeral services were held at the
Shutt home at two o’clock on Sunday
afternoon by Rev. Reed O. Steely, as-
sisted by Rev. Kleffel, burial being
made in the Union cemetery, Belle-
fonte. |
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BEAN.—Rev. Andrew Jacob Bean, |
a retired minister of the Lutheran !
church, died at his home in Pitts-
burgh, on Tuesday of last week, as’
the result of an attack of heart trou-
He was past seventy years of age
and was born in Halfmoon township,
Centre county, where he grew to
manhood and secured his early edu-
cation. He was ordained a minister
in the Lutheran church by the Sus-
quehanna Synod, and before locating
in Pittsburgh filled pastorates at’
Muncy, Clearfield and in Sinking
valley, Blair county. At Pittsburgh
he preached at East Side and later
Hazelwood, retiring sixteen years ago.
At one time he was president of the
Pittsburgh Synod and president of
the C. L. Faxton Building and Loan
association. He is survived by his
widow, one son and a daughter. The
remains were taken to Tyrone where
burial was made on Thursday. i
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STONERODE.—Mrs. Anna Stone- !
rode, widow of the late C. P. Stone-
rode, of Milesburg, died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. Jordan, !
at Flint, Michigan, on Sunday, April
18th. |
Mrs. Stonerode will be well remem- *
bered in this vicinity, especially in
Milesburg, where the family resided |
so many years while Mr. Stonerode
was agent of the Pennsylvania R. R.
Co., at that place. .
Surviving her are four daughters,
Mrs. B. W. Jordan, of Flint, Mich.;
Mrs. P. M. Hurley, of Detroit; Mrs.
A. W. Fraker, of Michigan Center,
and Mrs. J. W. Lyons, of Jackson,
Mich. Eight grand children and two
great grand children also survive.
Interment was made at Jackson,
Mich., on Wednesday, the 21st.
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BARR.—Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stiver
Barr, widow of Samuel W. Barr, died
on Monday morning at the home of
her son, W. C. Barr, in Tyrone, as the
result of general debility. She was a
daughter of Michael and Ann Stiver
and was born at Boalsburg on Febru-
ary 1st, 1844, hence had reached the
age of 81 years, 2 months and 25 days.
Mrs. Barr was a member of the Pres-
byterian church all her life, and took
an active interest in the work of the
Ladies Aid society and missionary
work. Her only survivor is her son,
W. C., in Tyrone. Funeral services
were held at her son’s home at three
o’clock on Wednesday afternoon by
Rev. J. A. Speer, burial being made
in Grandview cemetery, Tyrone.
DETER. John Deter, a veteran of
the Civil war and father of Mrs.
Harry Dukeman, of Bellefonte, died
on Tuesday night at the home of his
son George, in Tyrone, as the result
of general debility. He was about
eighty-two years of age and was born
and spent most of his life at Curtin.
One daughter and three sons survive,
namely: Mrs. Dukeman, of 3Belle-
fonte; Austin Deter, of Niagara
Falls; Chauncey, of Lewistown, and
George, of Tyrone. The remains will
be taken to Curtin where burial will
be made today.
——The general store of W. H.
Spangler, at Eagleville, was raided
by state police last Friday ‘and it is
said that six quart bottles of alleged
“moonshine” were confiscated. Spang-
ler was charged with illegal sale and
possession and gave bail in the sum
of $2,000 for his appearance at court.
Wilson and Porter Greet Centre Coun-
ty Democrats.
The Hon. William B. Wilson, candi-
“date for United States Senator, and
Judge Porter, aspirant for the nomi-
nation for Governor of Pennsylvania,
were in Bellefonte Tuesday evening
and addressed a representative gath-
ering of Democrats in the court house.
Unfortunately the notice of the
coming of the candidates was received
too late to give the meeting general
publicity throughout the county and
in consequence the crowd was not as
large as it might otherwise have been.
However we noticed a number of
Democrats from Millheim, Coburn,
Spring Mills, State College, Centre
Hall and other remote districts in the
very representative gathering that
greeted the speakers.
The Hon. Ellis L. Orvis opened the
meeting and asked that it select a
permanent chairman, whereupon J.
Kennedy Johnston Esq. was chosen
and presided. He introduced Judge
Porter, of Lawrence county, who is an
aspirant for the nomination for Gov-
ernor, and running against Judge
Shull, of Monroe, and Judge Eugene
C. Bonniwell, of Philadelphia, for the
honor. :
Judge Porter touched generally the
high lights of the issues of the cam-
paign then settled down to a blister-
ing arraignment of the Republican
machine of Pennsylvania for its
studied evasion of duty in the matter
of correcting the electoral frauds
that have become a disgrace to the
good citizenship of the State. While
he did not charge either Fisher, Pin-
chot or Pepper with being a. party to
the practice of ballot corruption, yet
he left no doubtin the minds of his
hearers that they have had knowledge
‘of it and by failure to come out
squarely against it are willing to
profit by the phantoms that each year
are mustered to roll up great ma-
jorities for their party in the State.
The next speaker was the Hon.
William B. Wilson, of Tioga, who was
. the Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet
of President Wilson.
Mr. Wilson confined his remarks to
the effect of the franchise on labor, a
subject on which his opinion may be
regarded as that of an expert. Aftera
splendid tribute to our distinguished
townsman, Col. J. L. Spangler, for.
his successful work in adjudicating '
labor disputes during the war, Mr.
Wilson spoke principally of the futil-
ity of labor hoping ever to get any-
thing more than the husks by con-
tinuing to support the selfish machine
that masquerades as Republicanism
in the State and Nation.
The party arrived here from Hunt-
ingdon and was in charge of J. Dress
Pannell, of Harrisburg, treasurer of
the Wilson-Porter campaign commit-
tee. They remained over night at the
Brockerhoff house and left Wednesday
morning for Lock Haven.
Location of New Pleasant Gap School
Building Settled.
The squabble “of months over the!
location of the new consolidated
school building which Spring town-
ship is to erect at Pleasant Gap is
definitely settled.
At a meeting of the township
school directors called for last Mon-
day evening by president F. S. Hile,
it was decided to put the new building
on the old location, now occupied by
the double frame school building fac-
ing the State highway and designated
as site No. 1 by the State Dept. of
This site was the Department’s
first choice among all the locations
The action of the township board
was definite and final and has been
attested by John H. Barnhart, the
LAWRENCE.—A telegram receiv-
ed here yesterday morning brought
the startling announcement that
George Lawrence had died the night
before at his home in Cooperstown,
North Dakota. His sister-in-law,
Mrs. J. C. Harper and Miss Sallie
Graham, of this place, had had no
previous knowledge of Mr. Lawrence's
illness. He was the husband of their
youngest sister who was Miss Emma
Graham who resided here until she
married and went west.
-——Forrest Tanner, of Spring St.,
is the champion up to this writing.
He took a 22% inch trout out of the
Bald Eagle Wednesday evening.
Music Week Activities in Bellefonte
Public Schools.
The Bellefonte public schools will
observe music week with special pro-
grams the fore part of next week. On
Monday evening the pupils will give
a health play and music play in the
Bishop street building.
On Tuesday evening the programn
will be as follows:
(a) Music play, Allegheny street.
(b) Tom Thumb wedding, Annex
grades 1 and 2.
(¢) Animated Slang, Allegheny
street 8th grade.
(d) Pantomine, High school.
Wednesday, musical evening; also
demonstration of correlation of music
with commercial department of High
Monday and Tuesday evening en-
tertainments will begin at 7.30 o’clock
and Wednesday evening at 8.15; No
admission charge.
Bellefonte Gun Club.
Bellefonte now has a gun club with
a membership of thirty-one. It was
organized last week with the follow-
ing officers: President, Ray Eckman;
vice president, James Clark; secre-
tary and treasurer, J. O. Heverly;
field manager, Toner Aikey; trap
tenders, Thomas G. Mosier and Dr.
J. J. Kilpatrick; sharp-shooter, J. M.
Members of the club will go to
Lock Haven next Wednesday and par-
ticipate in their first clay pigeon
Shipment of limestone from the
various quarries in this vicinity, for
State highway work, has begun, and
the fact that all kinds of stone ship-
ments are now nearing the one hun-
dred cars a day mark is evidence that
limestone activities hereabouts are
approaching the high water mark.
In business, at social gatherlngs—the appearance
of your clothes inspires you with confidence.
are prepared to help their appearance by our com-
plete Dry Cleaning, Pressing and Mending Service. Also our Delivery Service.
We will call for same and deliver them to your home, avoiding any possible
inconvenience to you.
Phone 362 R
71-18-tf .
Our Delivery Service is Free.
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Custom Tailors, Dry Cleaners, Dyers
8 Bishop Street, BELLEFONTE, PA.
t=" Let us make your New Spring Suit and Top Coat to your measure
as they should. Come in to see us.
the trouble.
Casebeer Building, W. High St.
f the lines in your newspaper blur, and the words run together when read-
ing—if your eyes ache and burn after an hour or so of application to
. close work—if you find yourself continually ending the day with a head-
ache, it is almost a sure indication that your eyes need help.
danger signals warning you that the organs of vision are not functioning
Let us make a thorough, scientific exam-
ination and, if you need glasses, fit you with the lenses that will correct
They are
Registered Optometrist
Broken Lenses Matched and Frames Repaired
Bellefonte, Pa.
we will have on display—
for one week only—the
valued at $1000.
This tiny timekeeper — made
by BULOVA—is considered one
of the marvels of the age. In
spite of its size, it tells time ac-
curately and dependably, main-
taining the BULOVA standard
of quality by which other
watches are judged.
Be sure to see this marvelous
watch today
F. P. Blair & Son
Jewelers ...... Bellefonte, Penna.