Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 28, 1927, Image 4

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    Demon Walden
“Bellefonte, Pa. October 28, 1927.
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For Judge of Centre County
For Sheriff,
For Prothonotary,
For Treasurer,
For Register,
For Recorder,
For County Commissioners,
For County Auditor,
The winter series of monthly
meetings of the Bellefonte Chapter
D. A. R. was auspiciously begun at
eight o’clock on the evening of Oc-
tober 6th when Mrs. D. H. Hastings
and her sister, Mrs. Frank McFar-
lane, cordially welcomed more than
eighty members to the Hastings resi-
dence on north Allegheny street.
It being the first meeting of the
the fiscal year the program was
crowded with business. The minutes
of the previous meeting contain-
ed a digest of committee reports
given in May, 1927, and also a resume
of last year’s work and an account of
the Constitution day celebration of
September 17th, 1927, when, at the
unveiling of a “marker” at the grave
of a Daughter (Mrs. Mary A. Alli-
son Rishel) of a Revolutionary sol-
dier (Matthew Allison), Rev. W. C.
Thompson, minister of the Bellefonte
Presbyterian church, drew the atten-
tion of the assembled chapter mem-
bers, their guests and the friends and
relatives of the “Real Daughter” to a
poetically imaginative picture of the
experiences of one who had been the
daughter of a ‘Revolutionary soldier,
the wife of one of the war of 1812,
and the mother of one of the Civil
The secretary, Mrs. P. B. Brenne-
man, of State College, read, too, the
minute concerning the after supper
addresses on the Constitution of the
United States delivered at the Nit-
tany Country club by the Hon. James
C. Furst and Mr. John G. Love. Con-
cerning that of the former, it was
noted by one of the State College
delegates to the Thirty-first Penn-
sylvania State conference at Bedford
Judge Furst’s discussion of his sub-
ject was to have ante-dated, both
from the informative and interest-
holding viewpoint, hearing
the same subject by the Hon. Thom-
as J. 'Balddidge, Attorney General
of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
vania, at the final evening meeting of
the State conference. Mr. Love's
treatment of his theme vividly im-
pressed upon the memory of his hear-
ers the matter of the secrecy found
necessary in the making of the fund-
amental or organic law of the United
States. As the most of the committee
chairman reported prospective activi-
ties it may be more fitting to delay
an account until the “prospective” be-
comes the “actual,” and to let it suf-
fice to say that for the Memorial day
committee Miss Janet Potter reported
that the graves of forty-eight Revolu-
tionary soldiers were marked with
Betsy Ross flags on May 30th last; and
that she also announced that Mrs. H.
C. Valentine, the promoter, and in-
spirit custodian, of the chapter’s ceme-
tery “gate fund,” had approved the
transfer of the balance on hand,
about $325.00, to the chapter’s Student
Loan Fund.
That the members might be the
better fortified against the ordeal of
reports of the annual State Conference
they partook of unusually abundant,
varied and tooth-some viands, and
grantad the delegates a month’s res-
Real Estate Transfers.
Lawrence Nugent, et al, to Joseph
McKee, tract in Snow Shoe; $2,800.
Joseph McKee, et ux, to Ira G.
Hall, tract in Snow Shoe; $2,000.
Phoebe Ellen Krebs to Robert B.
Gates, tract in Ferguson Twp.; $350.
Edward J. Green, et ux, to Alfred
Justice, tract in Spring Twp.; $425.
Elizabeth Spotts, et ux, to Ira T.
Behrers, et ux, tract in Ferguson
Twp.; $1.
John R. Zerby to The Kulpmont
Gun Club, tract in Gregg Twp.; $1.
John R. Zerby, et al, to The Kulp-
mont Gun Club, tract in Gregg Twp.;
Boggs Township School District to
Clarence Lyons, tract in Boggs Twp.;
that to have listened to’
that on |
Samuel Claude Herr was born at
Salona, Clinton county, in 1877. He
is a descendant of the Herrs who set-
tled in what is now Lancaster county
in 1719 and most of whom have fol-
lowed agricultural pursuits ever since.
Claude’s father, Martin Wilson Herr,
turned to educational endeavors and
his ability in that direction was rec-
ognized by important positions. He
was once a teacher in the Bellefonte
Academy, principal of the schools of
Renovo and county superintendent of
Clinton county. He fell from a cherry
tree and suffered a broken neck which
paralyzed him from the hips down. A
hopeless invalid for ten years he was
unable to do anything toward the sup-
port. of the family, so at the age of
12 Claude struck out to work and help.
With his brother he tried farming
for seven years, then an uncle helped
them to start in the mercantile busi-
ness in Salona. There wasn’t enough
business for two so Claude became
book-keeper and weighmaster for the
Bellefonte Lime Co. at Salona. When
that plant closed be came to Belle-
fonte, in 1906, to become time-keep-
er and shipping clerk at the Armor
Gap operations of the American Lime
and Stone Co. When he quit there
to form the grocery firm of Herr and
Heverly he was superintendent of the
operation. Four years ago he accept-
ed appointment as clerk to the board
of County Commissioners and his
splendid record in that office speaks
for itself.
Mr. Herr is married, has a family
of children and is a devout christian
! gentleman. He is a member of the
| official board of the Bellefonte Metho-
| dist church and for years has been a
{leader in all of its work among men,
| We vecord in all seriousness our
thought that Bellefonte hasn’t a
| cleaner man, morally or mentally.
| His election to the. office of Pro-
‘thonotary ‘would be of. great:value to
the new board of County Commission-
"ers as he would then be near enough
'to greatly assist in tiding them over
|the first year of their term, which is
|a very trying time. Having been
i educated in the schools of Salona and
lalso of the Central State Normal
! School at Lock Haven and in gaining
| the valuable practical knowledge from
| responsible positions he has held has
‘amply fitted Claude to fill the office
. of Prothonotary of Centre county for
which he is a candidate at this time.
Hunting the Money Stolen by the
Molyneaux Brothers.
Last week the Watchman told of
‘the frustration of the Molyneaux
brothers evident attempt to escape
from the Centre county jail where
they are being held on the charge of
‘attempted escape from the Rockview
' penitentiary for robbing a store at
| Masten, Lycoming Co., of $2700, not a
‘cent of the money having been re-
. covered.
i One of the men is married and it
‘has been the supposition of officials
[that he had the money hid at his
‘home on Roaring Branch, Lycoming
county. Last week, according to the
Williamsport Sun, several men went
to the Molyneaux home and demanded
of Mrs. Molyneaux that she tell them
where the money was hidden, stating
that her husband and his brother
would soon escape from the Centre
county jail and would need the money
to get away. Mrs. Molyneaux pro-
tested that she had no knowledge of
the whereabouts of the money where-
upon, it is alleged, the men beat her
into unconsciousness then made a
getaway. Mrs. Molyneaux was so
badly injured that a physician took
her to Williamsport for treatment.
Yeager’s Tiny Boot Shop prices
on all kinds of rubbers is less in price
than any mail order house or shoe
store in the United States. 42-1t
Mrs. Julia Shuey, of Lemont,
underwent a rather serious operation,
on Wednesday, at the private hos-
pital at State College.
The open season for small game
will begin next Tuesday and hunters
this week have been busy laying in a
stock of ammunition.
Marriage Licenses.
Albert McGary, of Coalport, and
Martha Bennett, of Philipsburg.
John Molitoris, Jr. of Stafford
Springs, Conn., and Marie Hudak, of
LeRoy R. Davidson and Alma C.
Miller, both of Milroy.
fer, both of Bellefonte.
Samuel Lyons Jr. and Lila M. Shaf-
Candidate for Recorder of Deeds in
Centre county, was born on June 19,
1871, in Benner township and is a son
of the late H. K. and Mary Fishburn
Hoy. His birthplace was on a farm
and on a farm he remained until 1923.
He had two brothers and five sisters.
When a boy Mr. Hoy attended the
rural schools of Benner township and
polished off his education at Penn Hall
For five years thereafter he taught
school in his native township during
the fall and winter and assisted his
father on the farm in the summer.
In 1906 Mr. Hoy purchased a farm
which he successfully operated until
1923. Not only was he capable of at-
tending to the work on his farm dur-
ing this time, but he accommodated
his friends by crying their sales, and
in 1911 was elected a member of the
Centre County Board of Auditors and
was an auditor for Benner township
for several years:
In the spring of 1923 Mr. Hoy be-
came a resident of Bellefonte. Four
years.ago he was.a Demoeratic ¢andi-
date for Recorder and won the nomi-
nation, but was defeated at the’ gen-
eral election by the small majority of
habit. . As a young man Mr. Hoy was
He has always been.a staunch Dem-
ocrat and consistent worker for his
party, having accepted victory and
defeat in a gentlemanly way and has
always carried on with his party suec-
cess foremost in mind. *
Mr. Hoy was married in 1894 to
Blanche Dale and reared five sons to
manhood. One son, Joseph; died on
December 13, 1926, at the age of
twenty-one years. The other four are
all successful in their chosen profes-
sions. ‘
We are all more or less creatures of
habit. As a young man Mr. Hoy was
tidy and. thorough: going. He: carried
these traits into his farm work so
effectively that his farm, buildings
and home attracted the attention of
every passerby for the reason that
the fence-rows were always clean and
no unsightly accumulation of junk left
the impression that the farmer was
slip-shod or careless.’
Such habits are important qualifica-
tions in the office he seeks, where it is
necessary to have orderly and neatly
kept records.
They are far more important than
many of you know. A visit to the
Recorder’s office and an inspection of
the books there would convince many
of vou that it is more than important,
that there is a crying need for an
officer who will keep the records of
Centre county in such orderly condi-
tions as will insure their being as
legible fifty years from now as they
may be today.
Vote for Sinie Hoy for Recorder.
He is an intelligent, capable man and
writes a regular copy-book hand.
Academy and State Both Won at
Football Last Week.
The Academy football team motor-
ed to New York city last week, where
they played the Freshmen of New
York University and won by the score
of 7 to 0.
The Penn State Varsity played
Syracuse University at Syracuse and
for the first time since the two in-
stitutions have been meeting on the
gridiron, was able to win. The score
‘was 9 to 6. It was the first time, also,
that State ever scored on Syracuse.
Tomorrow will be alumni homecom-
ing day at State College and the
Lions will have Lafayette as oppon-
ents on Beaver field. The Easton
team is one of the strongest in the
east and on Saturday suffered its first
defeat in three years, so that the
game tomorrow is likely to be a
Another football attraction at State
tomorrow will be the annual game
between the Bellefonte Academy and
the Lion Cubs.
Football relations with the Acade-
my date back further than any rival
of the Lion yearlings, and, until last
year, Bellefonte had never been able
to down the freshmen. In the 1926
game, however, the Academy team
trounced them 27 to 6, the lone touch-
down coming on a fumble when Mil-
ler, now a varsity halfback, scooped
up the ball. That touchdown was the
only one made by the Lion yearlings
all season. With a vastly improved
squad this fall they hope to get back
into the winning column with the
Academy men.
~The Watchman gives all the
news while it is news.
When it comes to setting forth what
lifetime, in order to array their quali-
fications before the voters, we might
say that Lyman L. Smith, of Centre
Hall, Demcratic candidate for coun-
ty treasurer, like John §S. Spearly,
missioner, has had perhaps the
toughest time of any in the battle of
the “survival of the fittest.”
Mr. Smith was born at Centre Hall
in 1870 a son of Israel and Mary M.
Luse Smith. His father died when he
was. four years old and his mother
being unable to support the family,
our subject was sent to the home of
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eman-
uel Smith, at Farmers Mills.
There “Smithy” as he was dubbed,
attended country school in the winter
and helped his grandfather on the
farm in the summer. Subsequently
his grandparents moved into Centre
Hall and Lyman went to the town
school, while he spent his summer va-
cations working about the country on
When “Smithy” was fifteen years
old, his grandparents died, leaving
him alone. Fortunately for him, his
widowed mother was again married
and she settled in Centre Hall, and
henceforth “Smithy” had a home. At
the age of twenty-one years, he had
visions of becoming a carpenter and
set about learning the trade. He se-
cured work as an apprentice with
Howard Homan and remained three
years. :
At the age of twenty-three years
Mr. Smith was married to Edith S.
Foreman, sister of David Foreman,
ty, and went to housekeeping at Cen-
tre Hall.
business and this led to a travelimy
‘agency for the International Harvest-
fully in all parts of the county.
At present Lyman is a commission
merchant in hay, straw, potatoes and
other farm products.
Four years ago the Democrats nom-
inated him to the candidacy for
the office which he now seeks, but at
the general election, he was defeated.
That he is now deserving of some rec-
ognition is beyond question. That he
is well qualified is also undenied.
Four years as councilman at Centre
Hall, has given him the confidence
necessary in a public office.
He is a member of the Reformed
church, where for several years he
has held the office of deacon. He is
the father of one daughter, who 1s a
graduate of Bloomsburg Normal. She
has taught in the schools of Boals-
burg, Spring Mills and is on her
seventh consecutive term at State
College, in a grade school.
Howard All Set for Hallowe'en.
Preparations are being made for
the big Hallowe’en celebration to be
held in Howard tomorrow evening.
The parade will form at the old school
building on Main street at 7.30, and
proceed east to the borough limits;
turn and go west on Main street to
the Diamond, thence south on Walnut
street to the M. E. church, thence
again to Diamond and then south on
Walnut street to the John Lyons’ resi-
dence, turn and proceed to new play-
ground where parade will terminate
and where the judges will award
Prizes will be awarded for the fol-
lowing costumes: Best historical, best
impersonation, best ladies’ costume,
best gent’s costume, best rural cos-
tume, biggest farmer’s family, fun-
niest costume, most original costume,
best wild west costume, most aristo-
cratic costume, poorest person cos-
tume as well as several others to be
announced later. These prizes will be
presented by the various business men
of the town.
The parade will be followed by var-
ious events, such as boxing and wrest-
ling matches, old-fashioned cake-walk
and square dancing. Other entertain-
ment features will also help to pro-
vide something for every minute of
the time. Refreshments will be on
sale during the evening. A larger
crowd than Howard has seen for some
time is anticipated.
——Oscar J. Harm on Saturday
purchased the home of the late Mrs.
M. C. Harris, on east Linn street. The
property had first been put up at pub-
lic sale but the highest bid received
was not acceptable and after the sale
was adjourned Mr. Harm made the
political candidates have done in their ;
Democratic candidate for county com- |
former Prothonotary of Centre coun-
There he was in the dray business, !
then in the coal, grain and implement '
er Co. which he represented success-'
street to the C. C. Lucas store, turn’
on Black street and thence to Grove
SHOWALTER.—Harry A. Sho-
walter, a native of Centre county, died
quite suddenly at 2.80 o’clock, on Mon-
day morning, at his home in Ridgway,
as the result of a stroke of apoplexy.
For some time past he had suffered
with high blood pressure but was
around on Sunday as usual. In the
evening he was sitting in his room
reading when he suddenly complained
about an intense pain in his head.
Almost immediately he lapsed into
unconsciousness and died at the hour
above named.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles N. Showalter and was born
near State College on April 6th, 1891,
hence was 36 years, 6 months and 18
days old. He had been in the employ
of the Keystone Power company (now
the West Penn,) for a number of
years and was recognized as one of
the most dependable and efficient men
in the Ridgway office. He is survived
by his wife, his parents, now living in
Wilkinsburg, and one sister, Mrs.
. Thomas O'Neil, also of Wilkinsburg.
Funeral services were held at his
“home in Ridgway, on Tuesday, after
' which the remains were taken to the
home of his parents, in Wilkinsburg,
where final services were held and
burial made on Wednesday afternoon.
fl :
HEWITT.—Mrs. Georgiana Test
Hewitt, wife of H. H. Hewitt, died at
her home in Philipsburg on Wednes-
day morning of last week, following a
lingering illness. She was a daughter
of James and Eleanor Hancock Test
and was born in Philipsburg on July
20th, 1850, hence was 77 years, 2
months and 29 days old. All her life
was spent in Philipsburg where she
had the love and esteem of a large cir-
cle of friends.
In February, 1869, she married Mr.
Hewitt, and he survives with the fol-
lowing children: Mrs. J. S. Hoffman,
of Altoona; Mrs. J. G. Hipson, of East
Orange, N. J.; Mrs. Henrietta Mec-
Closkey, at home, and Edgar H.
Hewitt, of Philipsburg.
She was a lifelong member of the
, Methodist church and the funeral
services on Saturday afternoon were
in charge of Rev. S. B. Evans, assist-
ed by Rev. Ralph Illingsworth, burial
being made in the Philipsburg ceme-
fl Il
| STRUNK.—Mrs. Rebecca Jane
| Strunk, wife of Charles Strunk, died
at her home in Howard on Wednes-
day morning of last week, following
| an illnes of some weeks. Her maiden
name was Jane Graden and she was
born at Mill Hall a little over sixty-
nine years ago.
In addition to her husband she is
survived by the following children:
! Miss Mary Strunk, of Bellefonte; Mrs.
‘Nora Lighthamer and James Strunk,
of Howard; Mrs. John Fowler, of
Pittsburgh; William, of Williamsport;
! Arthur, of Howard and Mrs. Eldred
Pletcher, of Altoona. She also leaves
one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, of
| Northumberland.
| Funeral services were held at 10
(o'clock on Friday morning by Rev.
A. T. Moyer, burial being made in the
i Schenck cemetery.
1 ll
WYLAND.—Benjamin F. Wyland
died at his home «t Howard on Octo-
ber 14th following a stroke of paraly-
sis sustained three days previous. He
was a son of Daniel and Stacia Wy-
land and was brn near Milesburg, on
September 2nd, 1852, hence had reach-
ed the age of 75 years, 1 month and
4 days. He married Miss Blanche
Comer who survives with five children,
Herbert Wyland, of Altoona; Mrs.
Ray Kunes, Lester Wyland and Mrs.
Bessie Bryan, of Howard, and Mrs.
Clyde Corman, of Bellefonte. He
also leaves one brother, David Wyland,
I cf Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were
‘held at his late home in Howard, on
Monday of last week, by Rev. J. F.
Smith, burial being made in the Ad-
vent cemetery, in Boggs township.
| t |
| PASSEL.—Mrs. Sarah Ann Passel,
wife of Thomas Passel, died at her
home in Philipsburg on Tuesday of
last week, following a long illness.
Sarah Ann
Houdeshell and she was born in Snow
, Shoe on January 20th, 1874, making
her age 53 years, 7 months and 28
days. She is survived by her husband
and a five year old son, as well as the
following brothers and sisters: John
Houdeshell, of Curtin; Mrs. John
Webb, of Windber; George, of Le-
Contes Mills; Frank and Jacob, of
Cato; Mrs. Daniel DeHaas, of Julian;
Mrs. Nora Blake and Mrs. Ernest
Vinton, of Philipsburg. Burial was
made last Thursday in the Philipsburg
cemetery. ;
GINGERICH.—Mrs. Barbara Anne
Gingerich, wife of Samuel Gingerich,
died at her home in State College, on
Tuesday of last week, as the result
of cerebral hemorrhages. She was
a daughter of Joseph and Mary New-
man Carver and was born in Belle-
fonte in 1855, her age at death being
72 years, 6 months and 24 days. In
addition to her husband she is sur-
vived by one son and a daughter,
Milton Gingerich, of State College,
and Mrs. Ollie Halderman, of Cole-
ville. She also leaves one brother, John
Carver, of State College. Burial was
made in the Houserville cemetery last
Her maiden name was
——If you are a movie fan, and
sixty per cent. of the people in Belle-
fonte are, go to the Scenic to see the
best pictures. The films shown there
are all topnotchers and the highest
class that can be secured.
Mrs. Rena Sayre, of West, Virginia; |
Mrs. Charles Travel, of Monument;
Scenic Theatre
Each Evening at 6:15
Miss Crouse at the Morton Organ
This Thurs,, Fri, & Satur.
Fight Pictures
Taken in Chicago at the Soldiers
Memorial Field and considered to be
the best fight picture ever filmed.
Round for Round, Hit for Hit is shown
as well as the noted 7th round which:
is shown in slow motion.
Matinees Thursday and Friday
The Feature picture for THURS-
DAY is “Billie Dove” and “Lioyd
Hughes” in “THE STOLEN BRIDE".
“Lewis Stone” and “Priscilla Bonner”
Regular admission prices of
10 and 25¢.
Next Mn, Toss. & Wo.
Greatest of lovers since the world
began! From country lass to the deli-
cate delights of Paris. Her fragile feet
picked their imperious way along a.
pathway of broken hearts. Men feared
her because she was so beautiful; but
one forgot fear, fortune and the city’s
gossip to bring her the first tender
love her young life had known. Mil-
lions have thrilled to this stage hit of
a century. Only Norma Talmadge
could bring it so forcefully to the-
Regular admissicn price of
15 and 35c.
Matinee Daily at 2 P. M.
Next Thursday & Friday
“Time to Love”
Another one of the high silk hat:
comedian’s photoplays packed full of
comedy and all the action you would
Also a good two reel comedy and the
Famous Paramount News Reel.
Coming Attractions
Constance Talmadge.
“May Astor, Gilbert Roland”.
“Charley Murray”
Maria Corda, Lewis Stone.
Molly O'Day.
“Will Rogers”
Billie Dove