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Bellefonte, Pa., January 27, 1928.
P. GRAY MEEK, - =- - Editer
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POWERS.—Miss Annie Powers
passed away at her home on east
Lamb street, at four o’clock on Tues-
day morning, as the result of a stroke
of paralysis. She was first stricken
six years ago while on her way home
from a trip down town and was found
on the street in a semi-conseious con-
dition. She was taken to her home
but had been an invalid ever since.
For the past two years she had been
confined to her bed and was faith-
Paid stricti, in advance - °. ¥133|fully cared for by her sister, Miss
Paid after expiration of year - 00 | Eva.
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Young Men Captured Who Robbed
The Port Talilor Shop.
On Sunday evening chief of police
Harry Dukeman arrested W. A. Slick
and Wilbur Stover, two young men of
Centre Hall, on the charge of robbing
the tailor shop of Blaine Port, in the
Bellefonte Hardware company build-
ing, on the night of January 6th, and
carrying away a large quantity of
cleaned clothing, and as evidence that
he got the right parties is the fact
that a portion of the stolen goods was
found in the possession of both of
the young men, and it was recovered.
The two arrested implicated a third
man, Melvin Scott, but he is away on
a visit now and has not yet been ap-
prehended. Chief Dukeman had
worked the case up to that point
where he felt confident that the rob-
bers were the Centre Hall gang, and
had made. his arrangements to go
there on Monday and make the ar-
rests. On Sunday evening, however,
he saw Slick basking in the light in
front of the Richelieu theatre and
calling him out of-a crowd of young
men he placed him under arrest and
told him that he wanted his portion
of the stolen clothing. After a little
grilling Slick admitted his guilt and
declared his willingness to surrender
the clothes. He also told who his
partners were in the robbery.
On being notified of the arrest of
Slick, Blaine Port got his car out and
took Dukeman and Slick to the lat-
ter’s home at Centre Hall to get the
two suits of clothing he admitted he
had in his possession.
On entering the Slick home the
young man got a screw driver and
going to a victrola took out the four
bolts which held the motor in position.
He then lifted out the motor and
from the cavity underneath it pulled
out the two suits of clothes, which
Port had no difficulty in recognizing
as a portion of the stolen goods.
Slick also surrendered the clothes
From ‘the Slick home the party
went to the Stover home and placed
Wilbur under arrest securing two
more suits of clothing, a coat and a
pair of knickers, also the hangers.
Stover had made no effort to secrete
his portion of the plunder, as it was
all found hanging in his room up-
stairs. The young men were then
brought to Bellefonte and placed in
the Centre county jail.
All the young men implicated are
about twenty years of age and are
thought to be members of a gang
which has pulled off a number of
robberies in Centre Hall and vicinity.
Scott returned from his visit on
Wednesday and that afternoon chief
Dukeman went to Centre Hall and
placed him under arrest also securing
his share of the plunder. With the
arrest of the three young men every
piece of the stolen clothing, hangers
and all, have been recovered. The
young men have signified their in-
tention to plead guilty to the robbery
and accept such punishment as the
court may see fit to impose.
Bellefonte Had Two Small Fires.
Just before noon, last Saturday, the
sand house of the P. R. R. Co. a
small frame building near the engine
house, was discovered to be on fire.
An alarm was sounded and the fire
companies were soon on the ground,
but the fire had gained such headway
that the building was half burned be-
fore the flames were extinguished.
About five o'clock last Sunday ev-
ening one of the Bellefonte Academy
students smelled smoke in the corri-
dor of the main building near his own
room. Tracing it to the room of one
of his fellow students the door was
broken in and the bureau was found
to be enveloped in flames, which were
spreading rapidly. The prompt re-
sponse of the fire department and
their chemical apparatus put an end
to the conflagration before it had
done more than destroy the bureau
and its contents and scorch the paint
and paper badly.
It is thought that the fire origin-
ated from an electric stove left burn-
ing on the bureau.
Bishop Dunlap to Visit Bellefonte.
Bishop J. F. Dunlap, D. D. one of
the very eminent prelates of the Ev-
angelical church will be in Bellefonte
next Sunday to fill the pulpit of the
Rev. Reed O. Steely.
It is financial rally day in the local
church and an unusual program has
been arranged. The male quartet of
First Church, Williamsport, will also
be here. It is made up of Messrs.
Sebring, Wolfe, Orwig and Maneval
and on former appearances here sang
The public, generally, is invited to
the services at 10:30 and 7:30.
She was a daughter of Bernard and
Susan McCafferty Powers and was
born in the house in which she spent:
her entire life and finally passed
away. As a young girl she entered
the Republican office and learned the
art of setting type and at different
periods worked in the Gazette office,
at the Centre Democrat and in the
Watchman office, spending about
twelve years at this place. She was a
faithful and conscientious employe at
all times. She was a member of St.
John’s Catholic church all her life
and a regular and devout attendant.
Her only survivors are two sisters,
Mrs. Catherine Powers Massey, of
Los Angeles, Cal.,, and Miss Eva, at
home. One sister, Julia, died just
about a year ago.
The funeral will take place at ten
o'clock this (Friday) morning. Serv-
ices will be held in St. John’s Cath-
olic church and burial will be made in
the Catholic cemetery.
McCLOSKEY.—Mrs. Clara D. Mec-
Closkey, of Beech Creek, died sudden-
ly on Wednesday of last week, as the
result of an attack of angina pec-
toris, while she and her husband were
at the home of their son, Glenn
McCloskey, who with his wife was
attending the State farm products
show in Harrisburg. Mrs. McCloskey
had apparently been in good health
when she suffered the ‘attack and
died within fifteen minutes.
Her maiden name was Clara Gep-
hart and she was born at Zion on Ju-
ly 1st, 1867, hence was in her 61st
year. She married Mr. McCloskey in
1890, and they took up their residence
near Beech Creek where they have
lived ever since. She was a member
of the Methodist church, the Pomona
Grange and the P. O. of A. In ad-
dition to her husband she is survived
by two sons, Glenn, mentioned above,
and Rev. Nevin G. McCloskey, of
Enola. She also leaves one brother
and a sister, Edwin Gephart, of Bell-
wood, and Mrs. J. C. Showers, of
Pleasant Gap. Funeral services were
held on Saturday afternoon, burial be-
ing made at Beech Creek.
PETERS.—Oscar Peters, who a
number of years ago was a resident
of Bellefonte, died on January 12th,
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.
M...Gemyan.. io. Rittsburgh, following
an illness of some months. He was
a son of Lewis and Beulah Peters and
was born at Unionville, where the
early part of his life was spent. Lat-
er he located in Bellefonte, moving
from here to Lancaster and finally
going to Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife and
three daughters, Mrs. Ernest R. Big-
ger, of Niagara Falls; Mrs. Clarence
Fromm, of Tyrone, and Mrs. German,
of Pittsburgh. He also leaves one sis-
ter and four brothers, Mrs. Adaline
Smith, of Bellefonte; Joseph Peters,
of Pleasant Gap; Willium, of Miles-
burg; Edward, of Unionville, and Al-
fred, of Ligonier. Burial was made
at Pittsburgh on January 14th.
FISHER.—John W. Fisher, a na-
tive of Centre county, but for many
years one of the leading merchants
of Tyrone, died in an Altoona hos-
pital, on Monday morning, as the re-
sult of a stroke of paralysis. He was
a son of Jacob and Sarah Fisher and
was born near Boalsburg on June
17th, 1848, hence was in his eightieth
year. On leaving the parental home
Mr. Fisher went to Huntingdon coun-
ty and after a few years spent there
located in Tyrone and embarked in
the mercantile business. He is sur-
vived by two sons and three daugh-
ters. Burial was made in Tyrone on
YOUNG.—Joseph Yorn: Young,
nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Young, of Logan street, died
at the Centre County hospital, on
Wednesday of last week. Burial was
made in the Union cemetery Friday
afternoon. The parents hereby ex-
press their appreciation for the kind-
ness extended them by friends and
neighbors during their bereavement.
Lock Haven Woman Awarded Large
On January 10th, 1927, Dr. Gray-
don D. Mervine and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Moquin and Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Wright, were on their way home
from attending a meeting of the dis-
trict officers of the Kiwanis club, in
Pittsburgh, and going down Nittany
valley the car owned and driven by
Dr. Mervine, skidded on the ice cov-
ered road at Hublersburg and crashed
into a shed. Mr. Moquin was so bad-
ly injured that he died shortly after
being removed to the Lock Haven
hospital while Mrs. Mervine also
died within thirty-six hours.
As a sequel to the tragic trip Mrs.
Moquin brought suit against Dr. Mer-
vine for damages for the death of her
husband. The case was tried in the
Clinton county court, last week, and
on Saturday morning the jury re-
turned a verdict in favor of the plain-
tiff for $11,250. Attorneys for the |
defendant promptly gave notice that
a motion for a new trial would be
! Bellefonte Camp P. O. S. of A. Holds
Bellefonte camp No. 557, P. O. S.
of A. held an open meeting in the
G. A. R. hall, Friday evening, Janu-
ary 20, with a good attendance and
an excellent program which was en-
joyed by all.
The music was furnished by the P.
0. S. of A. orchestra, which is a cred-
it to the organization and one that
anticipates soon being invited to par-
ticipate on programs in some of our
larger towns and cities.
The Rev. Robert Thena, pastor of
the Bellefonte Reformed church, de-
livered the invocation and address of
welcome which was followed by Dr.
A. D. Miller, of Lewisburg, field rep-
resentative, who spoke on the differ-
ent activities and accomplishments of
the order through legislation, both at
Washington and Harrisburg, after
which the Hon. William H. Long, of
Hanover, who succeeded Albert W.
Johnson as State president, delivered
a very eloquent address on the rela-
tion of the order to our church, our
country and our public schools.
He explained the principles on
which the organization was founded
and the progress made during the
eighty years of its existance until to-
day it is one of the strongest of its kind
in the country, with approximately
125,000 members in Pennsylvania,
alone, all laboring in the one direc-
tion, that of bettering conditions of
the human race, through legislation.
He also explained our present im-
migration laws, which were fostered
by the order and which forbids un-
desirable foreigners to enter the
United States and which upholds the
law of deporting those already here,
who will not abide by the laws laid
down by our forefathers; thereby pro-
tecting the laboring people and the
country in general.
Mr. Long, a man of 76 years of
age but full of vim and vigor, is spon-
soring a campaign for new members,
known as the “Bill Long campaign,”
with the goal at 150,000, and from
all reports this number will be
reached long before this year expires.
The order is very fortunate in having
elected a man of his ability and un-
tiring efforts as its standard bearer
for the year 1928.
Catholic Daughters of America Will
The Patrick McArdle Court, Cath-
olic Daughters of America, will stage
a double event in their rooms in the
Lyon block, at 8:15 o’clock next Mon-
day evening, when they will install
the recently elected officers for the
ensuing year and also celebrate the
eighth anniversary of their institu-
tion. Members of the Court who re-
side in State College and Snow Shoe
will be accompanied by their “pasto®s,
Rev. B. A. O'Hanlon and Rev. Joseph
Hesser. The following guests from
neighboring towns will also be ac-
companied by their worthy chaplains,
namely: Father Looney, of Court
Saint Rita, Tyrone; Father Bender,
Court Ave Marie, Lock Haven; Fa-
ther Harrigan, Court Saint Joseph,
Lewistown; Father McGarvey, Court
Saint Louis, Philipsburg, and Father
Downes, of the local court. Other
guests will include Miss Frances Ma-
her, of Kane, worthy vice supreme
regent and who is also State regent,
and Miss Helen Merrett D. D., of Ty-
Following the installation gore
nies the anniversary celebration will
be held and a short musical program
rendered. The officers of the Knights
of Columbus will be guests at the
banquet which will follow the other
ceremonies. The list of officers to be
installed is as follows: ;
Grand regent, Odillie A. Mott; vice-
regent, Claire C. Heverly; lecturer,
Mary A. Rogers; prophetess, Stella
D. Hogentogler; historian, Elizabeth
S. Dunlap; financial secretary, Mary
J. Gray; monitor, M. Edna Miller;
sentinel, Mary M. Cooney; treasurer,
Ethel M. Carpeneto; trustees for
three years, Mary K. Beezer and Hel-
en M. Beezer; organist, Mary M.
—A free lecture on Christian Sci-
ence by Judge Frederick C. Hill, C.
S., of Clinton, Illinois, member of the
board of lectureship of The Mother
church, the First Church of Christ,
Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, will
be held in First Church of Christ,
Scientist, 312 Maynard St., Williams-
port, Pa., Friday evening, February
3, at eight o'clock. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
Women Best Sky Travelers.
Women are the best sky travelers,
according to officials at the Croydon
air port, the famous English aerial
They have accustomed themselves
to the new mode of travel much more
readily than men, in the opinion of
Men, they state, are generally
stricken into silence by the sensation
of air travel, whereas women board
the air liners with as great an air
of confidence as if they were stepping
into a car to go on a shopping ex-
“Men seem to be able to express
the charms and sensations of fly-
ing only in stammering, ineffective
words,” said an airdrome official, “but
women gaze about with the utmost
self-possession and are eloquent in
—He who laughs last has probably
had it explained—Williams Purple
——The Watchman gives all the
news while it is news.
Jury List for February Court.
Judge Fleming is evidently going
to follow in the footsteps of Judge
Furst, so far as holding two weeks
of court is concerned, as he directed
the drawing of jurors for two weeks
for the February term, which will be-
gin on the third Monday, the 20th.’
| published, though we will give the public
The list is a follows:
LIST OF GRAND JURORS.
This column is to be an open forum.
Everybody is invited to make use of it to
express whatever opinion they may have
on any subject. Nothing libelous will be
the widest latitude in invective when the
subject is this paper or its editor. Con-
William Taylor, dairyman..Spring Twp. ' tributions will be signed or initialed, as
R. C. Thompson, farmer...... Worth Twp.
James Kerstetter, laborer....Spring Mills
John Henderson, farmer....Taylor Twp.
Mrs. Nellie McCormick, hkpr.,, Potter Twp.
H. P. Griffith, mechanic....State College
J. W. Corman, farmer...... Walker Twp.
C. N. McCormick, farmer. .Ferguson Twp.
Forest Bible, laborer........ Potter Twp.
H. N. Fiedler, farmer......... Miles Twp.
George Barton, farmer........ Union Twp.
Harvey Tressler, laborer....Spring Mills
Herbert Haupt, laborer...... Spring Twp.
William E. Kline, laborer..Harris Twp.
Harry Confer, farmer...... Howard Twp.
Adam Smith, farmer.......... Potter Twp.
Dan McMonigal, farmer...... Taylor Twp.
¥.'C. Scott, pumper.........; Rush Twp.
Curtis Moore, miner.......... Rush Twp.
Harry Martin, minister...... Curtin Twp.
Foster Twigg, miner.......... Rush Twp.
Earl Frazier, farmer.......... Potter Twp.
John Nason, mechanie........ Rush Twp.
J. F. Krumrine, farmer...Ferguson Twp.
TRAVERSE JURORS, FIRST WEEK.
Boyd Sholl, laborer............. Bellefonte
Malcolm Pifer, farmer...... Howard Twp.
Nathan Frantz, laborer...... Philipsburg
Jo BR. Carner. co. cinin.ss ies Walker Twp.
Christ Reese, laborer........ Benner Twp.
G. W. Smith, laborer........ Benner Twp.
Robert Lucas, farmer........ Boggs Twp.
D. F. Funk, foreman........ Port Matilda
Elmer White, plasterer.......... Bellefonte
Victor Way, Supt........... State College
Grant Brower, farmer ........ Union Twp.
A. G. Noll, shoemaker........ Spring Twp.
W. H. Farber, jauitor...... State College
Samuel Wasson, laborer........ Bellefonte
L. L. Musser, farmer........ Haines Twp.
Jas. Longwell, carpenter....State College
Charles Swartz, fireman..Snow Shoe Twp.
D. M. Lansberry, farmer..... Gregg Twp.
J. B. Miles, farmer......,.. Huston Twp.
Eli: Stere, aged.n..cussvss ies Boggs Twp.
J. 1. Yarnell, farmer........ Walker Twp.
Emil R. Krone, carpenter, Snow Shoe Twp.
James Hughes, miner......... Rush Twp.
Randall Graham, painter..... Philipsburg
Mrs. T. L. Hessinger, h’kpr..State College
Samuel Hoover, foreman....Walker Twp.
J. C. Fravel, farmer ........ Walker Twp.
W. R. Hosterman, agent..... Centre Hall
Lincoln Ryver, laborer........ Philipsburg
James Snyder, agent.......... Boggs Twp.
Ray Johnson, laborer........... Bellefonte
Den’l McKinley, foreman........ Milesburg
J. W. Oxley, merchant........ Philipsburg
W. H. Summers, laborer....... Unionville
G. 0. Gray, Ins. agent.......... Bellefonte
Hayes Ralston, truck driver..Harris Twp.
Harry Walkey, electrician....... Bellefonte
Charles Woods, clerk.......... Philipsburg
C. H. Foster, merchant...... State College
:N. W. Eby, laborer.......... Haines Twp.
‘Roland McCartney, shopk’p’r, Howard Twp.
Isaac Harpster, g’tI’'man..Ferguson Twp.
Edgar Holter, laborer........ Curtin Twp.
A. J. Shivery, farmer........ Benner Twp.
David Lane, gentleman....... Rush Twp.
L. D. Fye, merchant........ State College
jC. H, Light, teacher........ State College
Mrs. N. A. McCausland, h’kpr, Philipsburg
TRAVERSE JURORS, SECOND WEEK.
Paul Emerick, manager......... Bellefonte
John W. Confer, farmer... ..Penn Twp.
Mrs. M. Bierly, h'pr........ State College
Jas. Kustenbauder, laborer..College Twp.
N. I. Harter, mechanic...... Liberty Twp.
Harry Miller, carpenter........ Bellefonte
Roy Hazel, -1aborer......... i. Bellefonte
Maude Page, housekeeper....Curtin Twp.
George Sunday, tailor........... Bellefonte
William Steele, carpenter........ Bellefonte
W. J. Messner, florist........ State College
W. F. Confer, mechanic..Snow Shoe Boro
Clark Gramley, salesman...... Miles Twp.
Fred Herman, manager......... Bellefonte
George Berryhill, laborer....Liberty Twp.
Edward Funk, laborer........ Boggs Twp.
Edith McAfee, h'skpr...... Halfmoon Twp.
William Cole, laborer........ Harris Twp.
Harry Coll, laborer.......... State College
H. M. Quigley, Ins. Agent...... Bellefonte
Dorsey Koons, tailor............ Bellefonte
A. J. Way, inspector........ State College
Frances Custer, clerk......... Philipsburg
Ralph Raul, manager......... Philipsburg
John Lohr, manager...... Snow Shoe Twp.
W. W. Forcey, Tel. op....... Philipsburg
H. W. Sauers, merchant....State College
Guy L. Corman, clerk........ Gregg Twp.
W. E. Reffner, laborer........ Huines Twp.
S. 8. Walker, gas station....Spring Twp.
Howard Kline, farmer...... Liberty Twp.
W. A. Dreibelbis, farmer..Ferguson Twp.
Harry Rote, foreman........ Spring Twp.
George Spotts, farmer........ Union Twp.
L. P. Bower, farmer.......... Penn Twp.
LeRoy Hall, farmer.......... Union Twp.
G. W. Woodring, farmer...... Worth Twp.
G. M. Harpster, laborer...... Port Matilda
John Stine, farmer........ Halfmoon Twp.
Harry Fisher, farmer....Halfmoon Twp.
A number of folks about town are
ill with sore throat and grippe.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rossman, of
Bellefonte, spent Sunday in town.
Miss Dorothy Lonbarger, of Hu-
blersburg, spent Sunday at her home.
The I. O. O. F. entertained their
friends at a banquet, on Thursday
Misses Mary Reish and Nora Miller
attended the funeral of A. J. Lytle,
at State College.
Mr. and Mrs. Clement G. Dale, of
Pleasant Gap, were guests of the
Misses Dale on Tuesday.
D. W. Meyer, who is spending the
winter with his daughters, at Al-
toona and State College, spent the
past week in town.
Among the friends who attended
the funeral of Mrs. Goheen, on Thurs-
day, were Mrs. Thos. Glenn, of Brad-
ford; Mrs. Irvin Johnson, of Crafton;
Prof. and Mrs. Bryson, of Derry;
Mrs. Magoffin, of Hollidaysburg; Rev.
and Mrs. W. K. Harnish, Mrs. Austin
Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. William Mor-
row, of Sinking Valley; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Wallace, of Bellwood; Mr.
and Mrs. Matthew Morrow, of Al-
toona; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Dry and
Mr. and Mrs. Eakas, of Breckenridge.
—It would be fine if there were as
many seats for delegates-at-large as
there are workers willing to occupy
the contributor may desire.—ED.
Running the World is Indeed a Big
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 16, ’28.
To the Democratic Watchman:
Congratulations on the Watchman
reportorial style describing recent
electrocutions at Rockview. The dis-
cerning reader may judge for him-
self. There is no argument. The
story is told right—not a word too
few, or many.
One of the cases does not seem to
indicate premeditation. The other is
a circumstantial evidence case. Nev-
er have I heard stronger denuncia-
tion of the use of circumstantial evi-
dence in basing decisions in murder
trials than that of a former presi-
‘dent of Penn State, the late George
It is said that the first woman pun-
ished by death in the State of New
York was a negro givl accused of
burning a house, and that she denied
guilt to the last; being harried to
extremes in unavailing efforts to
make her confess. In a recent case
in the same State there was much
talk of burning oil and other forms of
torture to fit the case. Yet in one
of the victims a diseased gland was
found and the bungling manner in
which the murder was carried out in-
dicated unsoundness of health or
mind or both.
Crime and punishment are too deep |
subjects for the illy informed. So is
“court procedure” which can rob peo-
ple of their labor, their rights and
their property very easily and very
quickly because, as the Dean in one
of the best law schools in the country
remarked to me not long since, it “is
quite two hundred years behind the
How to run this world right is a
much bigger job than most are will-
ing to admit.
G. R. WIELAND.
Love’s Labor Lost.
Washington, D. C., January 14, ’28.
“The Democratic Watchman”
I embrace the opportunity of let-
ting you know how much I truly en-
joy your paper. :
~As you know, Washington was the
scene of the recent Jackson Dinner,
Democracy’s renowned rally, and due
to the stimulus which this supplied
to enthusiastic partisans here of my
acquaintance, I have been assailed
incessantly with arguments purport-
ing to set forth virtues of the Demo-
cratic party and its inherent, vast,
‘and obvious superiority over its chief
opposing political party ¥h this coun-
coupled with an avid reading of all
and sundry political comment appear-
ing in “The Watchman” (wherein, I
confess, lies the paper’s chief charm
to me), a defense mechanism has
been set up within me that should
serve to keep me a staunch Republi-
can for the rest of my life, for all of
which, of course, I am properly grate- |
I am glad therefore to “give
credit where credit is due.”
Very truly yours,
WILLIAM H. KELLER 2nd.
Like Old Wine, It Imroves with Age
DuBois, Pa., Jan. 14, 28.
It is with increasing interest as the
years come and go, to look forward
to the weekly visits of the Watchman.
Would hardly know how to get along
S. J. DALE.
Jerry Sends Help and Hope.
Curtin, Pa., Jan., 14, ’28
Mark me up for 1928. Trust your
“seat” holds out until you collect
enough to buy a new one.
—Centre county motorists paid to
the State, during the year 1927, for
the privilege of operating pleasure
automobiles, trucks, etc., the sum of
$149,232.47. This included licenses on
9639 cars and 20452 truck and oper-
ators license cards.
—Mryrs. William Larimer, who had
been a patient in the Centre county
hospital and had been discharged,
was taken back last week for further
We are glad to hear that Mrs. J.
P. Strunk is recovering.
Mrs. Fyetta Spicer is on the sick
list. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Morris Shutt, of Milesburg, visited
his brother, Mr. Clyde Shutt, last
Mrs. Edward Burd, of Moose Run,
visited her daughter, Mrs, Arthur
Miss Louise Reese is visiting her
sister, Mrs. C. M. Hackenburg, at
Mrs. Claude Confer was taken to
the hospital last week, and the stork
also left them a big girl.
Richard Gunsallus, of Lewisburg,
visited his lady friend, Miss Marie
Bennett, at the home of J. P. Strunk.
Mr. Toner, of Nittany, was also a
caller at the Strunk home.
The stork has been very busy at
this place this last week, leaving a
big baby girl at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Bennett, and a big girl
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Bennett. Both mothers and babies
are getting along nicely.
As a result of this experience,
Leon Scovern, of Shamokin, Electro-
cuted at Rockview.
Leon Scovern, the Polish youth, of
Shamokin, who over two years ago
shot and killed his sweetheart’s broth-
er, Joseph Baranoskie, was electro-
cuted at Rockview on Monday morn-
ing. Robert Elliott, who pulled the
switch at the Snyder and Gray elec-
trocutions in New York, officiated in
a like capacity on Monday morning.
Before leaving his cell, on Monday
morning, Scovern gave his spiritual
advisor, Rev. Father Gregory Zaplan-
ski, a farewell kiss but did not speak
a word as he was taken into the death
chamber and placed in the chair. One
contact was made and Scovern was
pronounced dead in four minutes. His
body was taken back to Shamokin for
Scovern, whose crime was commit-
ted, January 8rd, 1926, had been for-
bidden to pay further attention to
seventeen-year-old Mary Baranoskie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John bar-
anoski. He armed himself with a
revolver and meeting the Baranoski
family on their way home from
church drew his gun and opened fire,
shooting the father, his sweetheart
and her brothers, John and Joseph.
The latter died but the others recov-
ered. Scovern was eighteen years old
at the time and efforts were made to
save him from the chair because of
his youth and mental condition but
the courts and board of pardons re-
fused to interfere.
At a Reduced Rate 20%
7286m J. M. KEICHLINE, Agent
When your local merchants
cannot supply your needs
And visit Booster places of bus-
iness where you are assured
courteous attention and where
goods of known quality and cor-
rect style are sold at uniformly
Is a good time to shop in
Booster Stores, as there are al-
ways special underpriced oppor-
tunities offered for this weekly
Are in force in Booster Stores:
this month; odd lots and remain-
ders of wearing apparel and oth-
er goods for personal wear, as
well as things needed for the
home, being offered at Less than
Usual Prices. !
The Entire Family Can Share
In These Offerings!
Lead to Altoona from all sec-
tions of Central Pennsylvania—
and they are just as good in win-
ter as in any other seasons of
Arrange to spend the entire
day in Altoona. .Booster Res-
taurants can serve you palatable
food and Booster Theatres can
provide first class entertainment!
Store Hours, 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays until 9 p. m.
Altoona Booster Association
Commencing Sat., Jan. 28
RICHARD DIX in
“The Gay Defender”
Paramount Comedy “Nifty Nags”
Paramount Cartoon Fer Crime’s Sake
Full 10 Piece Orchestra
Altoona’s Favorite Theatre