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Bellefonte, Pa, March 23, 1928.
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We are authorized to announce that T.
E. Costello, of Bradford, McKean county,
is a candidate for nomination for Congress
on the Democratic ticket, subject to the
decision of the voters of the Twenty-third
Congressional district as recorded at the
primaries to be held April 24, 1928.
We are authorized to announce that
Andrew Curtin Thompson, of Philipsburg,
Pa., is a candidate for nomination on the
Democratic ticket for Representative in
the General Assembly at Harrisburg.
Subject to the decision of the Democratic
voters of the county as expressed at the
primaries to be held on Tuesday, April
FOR NATIONAL DELEGATE TO DEMO-
I hereby announce my candidacy for
delegate to the Democratic National Con-
vention from the Twenty-third Congres-
sional District, subject to the decision of
the Democratic voters at the primaries, to
be held on April 24, 1928.
JAMES KERR, Clearfield, Pa.
To All Centre County Republicans:
I have been urged by Republicans rep-
resentative of all elements in our party in
recent contests in Centre county, to be-
come a candidate for Chairman of the
Republican County committee. In the
hope and belief that I will be able to ac-
complish much toward re-uniting the par-
ty, have agreed to the use of my name
for County Chairman on the ballot at the
primaries on April 24th, 1928. My policy
will be a square deal to all Republicans,
irrespective of past differences among
them, and my one aim will be to achieve
Republiéan victory in the county. Upon
this basis, I respectfully ask the support
of all Republican voters.
PHILIP D. FOSTER
State College, Pa.
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Many Centre Countians are Helping
Applications have been received by
the Pennsylvania Department of For-
ests and Waters for forest tree seed-
lings from 25 land owners in Centre
county for a total of 102,100 trees.
The Hale Coal company of Houtzdale
will plant 20,000 Scotch pine, and is
one of the largest planters. The
Pennsylvania State College Forestry
Department will plant the same num-
ber, comprising white pine, Norway
spruce, Japanese larch, Scotch pine,
arbor vitae, red pine, white spruce,
balsam, fir and Swedish Scotch pine.
Mr. G. W. Holt, of Fleming, will set
out 11,500 white pine, red pine,
Scotch pine, Norway spruce, Japanese
larch and white ash. ;
The. Pennsylvania Department of
Forests and Waters will ship 12,000,-
000 trees from the State Forest Tree
nurseries during the month of April.
Already - 9,000,000 have been sold at
a cost of $2.00 per thousand, which
amount includes packing and delivery
to the express office. White pine,
Scotch pine, Japanese larch, Norway
spruce and white ash from 4 to 8
inches in height remain for sale. Per-
sons desiring to plant trees should
secure an application from the De-
partment of Forests and Waters, at
Harrisburg, or from district forest-
er T. C. Harbeson, Milroy, Pa.
ems fp erento
—The time for planting potatoes is
drawing near. In the light of what
happened to the potato crop in Centre
county last year it behooves those in-
terested to take precautions this
spring against another poor yield of
scabby, : ill shaped tubers. Treating
the seed does help. Everybody who
has tried it agrees to that. But mak-
ing the solution and working for
hours - at dipping the potatoes has
been regarded as so much of a nui-
sance that planters seem to prefer to
trust to the Inck of a favorable sea-
son rather than worry with such pre-
cautions as might insure them a good
crop, under unfavorable natural con-
ditions.” “Dipdust” is a new potato
germicide and stimulator. It is very
highly recommended, can be applied
easily .in a very few moments and
costs little. We would advise a trial
of it. A trial will cost you nothing
because if it fails to get results your
money. will be refunded. Runkle’s
drug store has the Centre county
agency for “Dipdust” and will either
wholesale or retail the product.
—The Central Pennsylvania confer-
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
church closed its annual sessions, at
Altoona, on Monday afternoon with
the announcement of the appoint-
ments by Bishop Thomas Nicholson.
While the shakeup was pretty gener-
al it did not affect Centre county to
any great extent. Rev. Homer C.
Knox was returned to the Bellefonte
church, for another year, at the re-
quest of the congregation. A. C. Lo-
gan was assigned to Karthaus and
Harvey O. Gotshall to Snow Shoe,
while L. W. Ross goes to Salona and
Lamar. Clearfield was selected as the
place for holding the conference next
year with the understanding that
State College will be given considera-
tion in 1930. ;
GROSS.—Following a lingering ill-
ness as the result of a complication
of diseases Joseph W. Gross passed
away, at two o'clock last Saturday
morning, at the home of his brother-
in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Cunningham, on south Potter
He was a son of Philip and Barbara
Beezer Gross and was born at Axe
Mann, on September 9th, 1858, hence
was in his seventieth year. As a
young man he learned the axe mak-
00 ! op’s trade under his father at the old
Mann’s axe works, at Axe Mann,
where he worked until the plant was
shut down. He then went into the
Ceader bakery and learned the baking
business under the late Joseph Cead-
er, working there a number of years.
Some ten or twelve years ago his
health began to fail and since then
he had made his home with the Cun-
ninghams, working at odd jobs as his
health would permit. He was a de-
vout member of the Catholic church,
a member of the Knights of Columbus
and the Logan Fire company.
He never married but is survived
by five sisters, namely: Mrs. William
Brooks, of Centre Hall; Mrs. Thomas
Jennings, of Clarksburg, W. Va,
Mrs. J. M. Cunningham, of Bellefonte;
Mrs. James E. Reilly, of Huntington,
W. Va,, and Miss Carrie, of Belle-
Funeral services were held in the
Catholic church, at ten o’clock on
Monday morning by Rev. Father
Downes, after which burial was made
in the Catholic cemetery. Out-of-
town friends here for the funeral
were Mrs. Reilly, of Huntington, W.
Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crotty and
son, Fred; Charles Crotty and Mrs.
Louisa Jordan, of Lewistown, and Lee
Brooks, of Spring Mills.
IRVIN.—Daniel C. Irvin, for years
a well known farmer at Pennsyivania
Furnace, died on Wednesday morning,
at his home at Baileyville, as the re-
sult of a heart affection. He had been
ill for several months and his death
was not unexpected.
Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Patterson Irvin and was born at
Pennsylvania Furnace seventy-three
years ago. He followed farming all
his life until his retirement a few
years ago. He was a member of the
Presbyterian church at Graysville and
for yesrs had been one of the leading
Republican workers in west Ferguson.
He married Miss Alice Cole, of
Loveville, who survives with the fol-
lowing children: George P. Irvin, of
Chico, Cal.; Clarence, of Harrisburg;
Mrs. George C. Meyer, of State Col-
lege, and Mrs. Wright, of Latrobe.
He also leaves three brothers and two
sisters, Oscar and Harry Irvin, of
Altoona. James, of Warriorsmark;
‘Mrs. Laura Moutz, of Franklinville,
and Mrs. William Gates, of Bailey-
Rev. Minnich will have charge of
the funeral services which; will prob-
ably be held tomorrow, burial to pe
madé at Graysville. :
WEIRBACK.—Mrs. Margaret Eliz-
abeth Wireback, widow of Dr. I J.
Weirback, died last Saturday, at the
home of her son, Joseph Wireback,
in Pittsburgh, as the result of a
stroke of paralysis sustained a week
previous. She was in her 88th year.
A daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Peter
S. Fisher she was born and grew to
womanhood in Centre county. Later
the family moved to Bucks county,
where she met and married Dr. Weir-
back. A good part of their married
life was spent at St. Petersburg and
Monessen. Her husband died in 1908
but surviving her are four children,
Mrs. William A. Craven and Joseph
Weirback, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ar-
thur T. Morey, in St. Louis, and B.
Frank Weirback, of Vincennes, Ind.
She also leaves one sister and a broth-
er, Mrs. C. S. Cordie, of Marianna,
and Rev. Father Nevin F. Fisher, of
Philadelphia. The late Dr. Philip S.
Fisher, of Zion, was a brother of the
deceased while quite a number of oth-
er relatives live in Centre county.
The funeral was held on Tuesday,
burial being made at St. Petersburg,
GIBSON.—Mrs. R. M. Gibson, 56,
wife of Federal Judge Robert Gibson.
died recently in her home at 6101
Stanton avenue, Pittsburgh. She was
a native of Armstrong county and a
daughter of Rev. J. F. Coy. She
leaves her husband, three daughters,
Ruth and Sarah E. Gibson and Mrs,
Walter Duncan; four sons, William
H., Daniel H., R. Murray and John
M. Gibson; her mother, Mrs. J. F.
Coy, of Washington, Pa.
Judge Gibson is a native of Centre
county, having spent his youth at
Pine Grove Mills, where his parents,
Dr. William J., and Elizabeth Murray
Gibson resided for many years. Dr.
Gibson was pastor of the Presbyterian
KANE. Miss Mary Kane died on
Sunday afternoon, at her home in
Philadelphia, as the result of an at-
tack of heart failure. She was a
daughter of Cornelius and Honora
Kane and was born at Howard sixty-
three years ago. Her surviving
brothers and sisters are John Kane,
of Ridgway; James, of Zion; Mrs.
Annie Kane, of Bellefonte; Mrs. J. L.
Caskey, of Renovo; Miss Ella Kane,
of South Orange, N. J., and Mrs. H.
J. Miller, of Haskill, N. J. The re-
mains were brought to Bellefonte yes-
terday morning and funeral services
held in the Catholic church, after
which the remains were taken to
Howard for burial.
DONOVAN.—Mr. and Bars. Frank
Donovan, of Spring township, are
mourning the death of their infant
son, Donald Bertrand Donovan, who
died last Saturday morning. Burial
was n.ade the same afternoon in the
rs ns sa,
The Undines Celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day with Annual Banquet.
Members and guests of the Undine
Fire company, to the number of sev-
enty-two, banqueted in the engine
house, Monday evening. It was their
annual St. Patrick’s day celebration
and, of course, the decorations were
green. The shamrock and the Harp
0’ Tara’s Hall were everywhere in
evidence and men of many nationali-
ties showed the spirit of comraderie
that such occasions beget.
George Carpeneto, chief of the Un-
dine Co., and fireman all over, presid-
ed at the banquet, which was served
by caterer Marks. The food was ex-
cellent, in great abundance and var-
iety and served hot.
When coffee and cigars were
reached the toast-master called the ;
“applesauce peddlers” into action and
they responded in the following or-:
der: Rev. Father Downes, Charles E.
Dorworth, Secretary of Forests and |
Waters, W. Harrison Walker Esq.,
Burgess Hardman P. Harris, Sheriff
H. E. Dunlap, Phil D. Foster, who
represented the State College fire de-
partment, Col. H. S. Taylor, John J.
Bower Esq., the new borough fire
marshall, Ogden B. Malin, chief of
the Logan Co., George R. Meek, Ce- |
cil Walker, Roy Wilkinson, and “Red” :
Following the feast of wit, wisdom :
and what-not there was a program ,
of entertainment that lasted well in-
to the night. The Sheckler orchestra !
of Milesburg furnished music for the
banquet and for the revelries after- |
ward. And revelries is the word, for
a crowd of good fellows were togeth-
er, they had had a fine feed and each
cne was in the mood for contributing
his bit for the entertainment of the
It was generally voted to have been
the nicest affair the Company has
Milton C. Work, Eminent Bridge
Authority to Visit Huntingdon
Milton C. Work, the pre-eminent |
authority on auction bridge, will ap-
pear in Huntingdon, under the aus-
pices of the Civic club, Thursday
April 19th, at 8 o’clock p. m. in the’
auditorium of the Community home.
‘Every bridge player, expert or be-
ginner, owes it to himself (and to his
partner) to avail himself of this op-
portunity of bidding and playing the
intensely interesting and instructive
hands which Mr. Work will introduce,
and to listen to the lucid explanation
of difficult bridge problems by the
greatest of all authorities on the
game. 3 :
“Tickets can be purchased by com*
‘municating with Mrs. Fred Etnier,
chairman of entertainment committee,
Huntingdon, Pa. Tickets will also be
sold at the door.
Woman Found Dead in Snowdrift
Mrs. Mary Yatscho, a foreign wom-
an who lived alone in a small house
near Clarence, was missed by her
neighbors on Monday, and an investi-
gation disclosed the fact that no one
had seen her after Saturday evening,
when she had been seen walking
toward the Greek cemetery. A search
for the woman was instituted and en
Tuesday morning the body was found
in a snow drift near the cemetery.
Only the shoulders protruded when
The woman had evidently been ov-
ercome during the severe snow storm
of Saturday night and falling in the
snow died of exhaustion. She was
sixty-three years old and lived in that
locality a number of years. Her hus-
band is dead but surviving her are
a son and two daughters. Burial will
be made today.
—The farm home of J. F. Royer, ;
near Madisonburg, was destroyed by '
fire last Thursday, entailing a loss of |
$12,000. It was occupied by C. M. |
Stover, tenant farmer. The house !
was built during the Revolutionary |
war and has been in the ownership
of the John Adam Shaffer posterity
for five generations.
While undertaking to load a 600-1b.
crated stove at the P. R. R. ware
Louse, Wednesday morning, Wilbert
H. Rider, a truckman for the Potter- |
Hoy Co., was severely injured about
the chest and legs. The stove fell
onto him from a truck on which he |
was wheeling it from the freight
—Miss Virginia Healy, who lost
her position with the Titan Metal
company when some of the office force
was laid off as a matter of retrench-
ment, went to work fer the West
Penn Power company on Monday
—The robins are here, wild geese
are flying north in large flocks and
Easter is only a little over two weeks
away, all good indications of an early
Robert H. Zerby, of Centre Hall,
and Celia M. Malone, of Coburn.
Dean E. Grieb, of Lamar, and Anna
R. Carner, of Hublersburg.
Osewalt C. Spachman and Florence
Stanton, both of Martha Furnace.
Samuel Nelson, of Portland, Me.,
and Edith M. Brown, of Bellefonte.
CHAMBER OF COMMMERCE
BETTER HOMES PROJECT.
Sponsored by the State College
Chamber of Commerce, co-operating
with the Centre County Agricultural |
Extension Association, a county-wide
farm home improvement program has :
been inaugurated in Centre county. |
A number of farm owners in the vi- |
cinity of State College, Boalsburg,
and Pine Grove Mills have enlisted in |
the movement and their homes will
serve as demonstrations to which oth-
ers interested along similar lines can
come for inspiration and practical
ideas on improvement.
That greater interest may be se- |
cured at the beginning the Chamber |
of Commerce is putting
the work on |
a competitive basis and is offering al
substantial sum of money to be dis- |
tributed as prizes to those farm own- |
ers entering the contest. The work |
is to be carried on over a period of |
from three to five years. At the pres- |
ent time about twenty farm owners
have expressed their willingness to
take part in the undertaking.
The purpose of this movement is to ,
show by demonstration what can he
done, without great expense, to im-
prove the physical appearance, in-
crease the financial value, and better
the living conditions of the farm
home. Those interested in the pro-
ject are satisfied that nothing adds
more value to a community than
clean, neat, well-kept, and attractive
farm homes. Happiness, content, and
personal satisfaction of the individual
living on the farm home are increased '
also by such surroundings.
All farm owners who decide to en-
ter this contest will be visited by the !
county farm agent, R. C. Blaney, and
the extension landscape specialist
from the College, Emil Kant. The
grounds will be gone over and sug-
gestions given as to arrangements
best suited to each place. If neces-
sary, plans will be made of rear-
rangements of grounds and buildings
and locations of plantings. Perma-
nent records will be kept of all opera-
tions and costs from start to finish,
In addition, photographs will be tak- |
en before anything is done and then
from time to time as the work pro- !
gresses. These photographs and fig-
gures will be published in newspapers
and other suitable publications from
time to time in order to acquaint oth-
ers with what is being done.
The following points will count in’
the final judging in order of their im-
Repair and condition af the farm-
house and outbuildings. Paint is
more or less an essential under this
heading. No matter what is done to
improve the appearance of a farm :
home it has very little meaning if the '
living quarters and outbuildings are
in poor repair and lack paint.
Drives and walks. Well-kept and
logically arranged drives and walks
add a hundred per cent to the ap-
pearance of the farm home, and the
compensation received in comfort and
satisfaction greatly exceeds any mon-
ey spent to put them in such condi-
Fences. These should be in good
repair and located only where need-
ed. Many times a low hedge will
answer the purpose of a fence and
where the right material is used it is
cheaper, more satisfactory, and re-
quires less work than a fence.
Planting. The matter of planting
on the’ farm grounds generally is
greatly misunderstood. Trees and
shrubs should be planted with the.
following purpose in mind : (1) To
form a background and setting for
the farm home; (2) to provide shade
for the home and to separate the
home grounds and the rest of the
farm land: (3) to serve as windbreaks
and to screen outbuildings and un-
sightly views from the living quar-
ters. Incidentally they will add at-
tractiveness and color to the home
grounds throughout the year. Trees
and shrubs should never be planted
for their own individual value unless |
they can fulfill some of the above |
mentioned purposes. |
A general meeting will be held at
least once every year for the discus-
sion of any problems that may de- |
velop and for the dissemination of ad-
ditional information. Suggestive and
useful literature will be sent out to
all participants and also to any oth- |
ers interested in this work.
rere flee remem.
Bellefonte Academy 1928 Football |
The Bellefonte Academy football |
schedule for 1928 will contain ten
games, nine dates having already been
filled with the opening game still op-
en. Three of the games will be played
on Hughes field. The schedule, as
announced by headmaster James R.
Hughes, this week is as follows:
Oct. 6.—Villa Nova Frosh, at Bellefonte.
Oct. 13—Navy Plebes at Annapolis.
Oct. 20.—Bucknell Frosh, at Lewisburg.
Oct. 24.—West Point Frosh at Wesw
Oct. 27—Cathedral Prep at Erie.
Nov. 2—N. Y. U. Frosh at New York
Nov. 10—Wyoming Seminary at Kings-
Nov. 17—W. and J. Frosh at Bellefonte.
Nov. 24.—Beckley College at Bellefonte.
—The Unionville thespians made:
quite a hit here with their presenta-
tion of the comedy, “The Beantown
Choir.” The lecture room of the lo-
cal Methodist church was filled with a
thoroughly appreciative audience and
many remained to congratulate the
amateurs on the professional man-
| winter this month.
night it began snowing about eight
; inches deep covered the ground.
! continued snowing at intervals during
the day so that the entire fall was
ner in which they had carried their
William S. Furst Esq. Compiles New
William S. Furst, attorney, banker
and civic worker, of Philadelphia, has
! completed compilation of Vol. II of
the “Princeton Alumni Attorney’s Di-
rectory.” It is a work requiring much
time and a tedious attention to detail
for it could be of little value if not
completely comprehensive and accur-
Speaking of the task of arranging
such publication, Girard, in his “Talk
of the Day” column, in the Philadel-
phia Inquirer of March 13, cays:
“What will make a man do more
hard work without pay than loyalty
to one’s college? Answer, nothing.
William S. Furst, widely known
Philadelphia lawyer, supplies another
proof of that in a Who's Who of
Princeton’s living members of the
bar. A prodigious amount of labor
and for the sole purpose of showing
how old Nassau stands today in the
realm of lawsuits.
Princeton right in the beginning
started with famous lawyers such as
Madison and she has kept up to orig-
inal standards with remaikable reg-
There are now practicing in Phila-
delphia 104 lawyers who are Prince-
ten men. Mr. Furst, of course, is one
of them, and there are many other
notables in the list, including Roland
S. Morris, former Ambassador to Ja-
Arthur Huey, vice president of
Philadelphia Electric, is another
Princeton lawyer, and everyone knows
that W. W. Roper, Councilman and
i Tiger football coach, sports the Or-
ange and Black of Nassau.
Judge James Gay Gordon, Jr., is
. one of many Pennsylvania judges who
' were educated at Princeton.”
Mr. Furst is a son of the late Hon.
A. O. Furst and a brother of former
Judge James C. Furst of this place.
—The indubitable law of compensa-
tion invariably holds good, even to
the weather. Having escaped any
deep snow fall up to the beginning of
March it was only natural to conclude
that we would escape without much
snow to shovel. But so far we have
had two of the deepest snows of the
‘o'clock but the temperature was so
mild that much of it melted as it fell
. until ten o’clock when it grew colder
and by Sunday morning a blanket ten
probably from twelve to fifteen inch-
Just twenty-eight years ago a |
twelve inch snow fell on March 18th, |
so that Sunday’s snow was not un-
usual, by any means.
—The indoor circus at the State
theatre, last week, carried a special
appeal to the kiddies of all ages and ;
sizes just as the big, programs of
motion pictures beings shawn. there.
this week are proving splendid en-
tertainment for both old and young.
There is no getting away from the
fact, when you want to see the best
in motion pictures, the State is the
place to go. Good pictures are also
shown at the Scenic where popular |.
prices of admission obtain.
Farm Insect Worker Joins College
Coming to this State from South:
Carolina where he was extension en-
tomologist for the past three years,.
John O. Pepper has joined the exten-
sion staff of the Pennsylvania State:
College as assistant entomologist.
Pepper was graduated from Clem--
son College, in South Carolina, in
1923. During the next two years he-
was graduate assistant in entomol--
ogy and zoology at the Ohio State
University where he received his mas-
ter of science degree.
He will carry on general education-
al work on farm insects and their con-
trol, principally in the western coun-
ties of the State.
IOLIN—for sale. In good condition.
Inquire at 110 'W. Linn street, Belle--
fonte, or call Bell 388J. 73-12-1t.
If you plan to put
in a nice garden this ||
spring, now is the
time to check over
your tools, to see
what, you need and
come here for them
You'll find every-
Easter Lillies from
road fo the Range.
Flowers for Easter
and SHE wants them from
Half - Moon Gardens
BEAUTIFUL POTTED PLANTS
Tulips and Hyacinths from 25 cts. up
Primroses, Begonias, Etc.
Big Assortment of Fresh Cut Flowers.
Roses, Carnations, Snapdragons, Sweet Peas
at prices lower than others can offer you..
Our Artistic Funeral Work is Known All Over the County
Come and see our three Greenhouses fall of Flowers. Good new
Turn to the right at rear-of U..B. church
Day and night Phone 531
75 cts. up