Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 03, 1928, Image 3

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Demoreali acim,
Bellefonte, Pa, August 3, 1928.
Dirty License Plates.
Dirty and obscured automobile li-
cense plates is a menace today that
should be watched very closely, and
if the average motorist will notice the
machines which pass him by, he will
be astonished to see that about one
out of every dozen has a license that
is improperly displayed.
The law compels the owner of the
machines to keep their plates clean
and wholly visible at all times. Many
owners place their number plates be-
hind the bumpers, where it cannot be
seen, or they permit mud to splash
all over them, and in many instances
you can’t tell whether the plate is
actually there. -
Travelers often times pile luggage
and other things over licenses, which
is contrary to the law. It is need-
less to say that if you happen to be
one of the unfortunate persons who
get struck by a machine, that you
would be unable to distinguish the li-
cense because of either its location
or smeared condition.
While the auto owners are asked
to keep their license plates clean and
visible at all times many of them
should also wipe off their windshields
and rear glasses because only cau-
tions of this nature will assist in re-
ducing the number of accidents. Many
mishaps take place each year, due to
dirty windshields and poor vision.
—Get your job work done here.
~ Every
Booster Stores
} SUBURBAN DAY is a good
y day to shop in Booster Stores
for the things your local mer-
chants cannot supply.
) the best of merchandise of all ¢
kinds from all parts of the
} world, offering their patrons :
unlimited variety for choice ¢
) and selling at exceedingly reas- ¢
) onable prices. 4
service that they aim to make
100 per cent. satisfactory——
a sale in a Booster Store is
never considered final until the
customer is entirely satisfied.
ways make adjustments freely
and obligingly, exchanging
merchandise or making other
desired adjustments as cheer-
fully as they make the original
When supply
your needs in your home com-
munity, come to Altoona Boost-
er Stores!
you can’t
Lead to Altoona From All
Half Holiday
Booster Stores Close
Thursday Afternoon during
August to give their em-
ployes a weekly Summer
Half Holiday.
Altoona Booster
Strand Theatre
) S——
“Lights of New York”
One Week Starting Sat. Aug. 4
See and Hear the First
While Working on the Dam in Mec- |
| of the Centre county-Lock Haven mo-
Bride’s Gap Four Prisoners Elude
Guards and Get Away.
Four prisoners made a successful
escape from Rockview penitentiary,
shortly after the noon hour last
Thursday, while working on the im-
pounding dam on Nittany mountain.
The men were: ,
W. C. DeYoung, of Bedford county,
serving one to two years for robbery,
and whose term would have expired
next April.
Joseph Cetinski, of Allegheny coun-
ty, doing three to six years for rob-
bery, and who would have been dis-
charged next June.
Harry Allen, of Allegheny county,
serving one to two years for larceny,
and whose term expire next Febru-
And Robert M. Runane, of Lacka-
wanna county, serving three to six
years for burglary, and whose term
would not have expired until Janu-
ary, 1931.
The men escaped by evading the
guards and ducking into the thick un-
derbrush on Nittany mountain, and
had probably an hour’s start before
their absence was detected.
The first real trace of the men was
obtained on Sunday evening when
they were located in the Seven moun-
tains. A good sized force of guards
was rushed to the locality in which
they were seen and had the men sur-
rounded, but in the darkness they
made their escape between two
guards. The men were seen by one
of the guards who got a shot at them
but that failed to halt them, and they
disappeared down the south side of
the mountain toward Milroy.
Man Who Shot Doctor in Revenge
Electrocuted Monday Morning.
Joseph Kamenisky, of Lackawanna
county, was electrocuted at Rockview
penitentiary, on Monday morning, for
shooting Dr. Gerald Kelly, in his office
at Scranton, on March 14th, because
he blamed the doctor for being re-
sponsible for the amputation of his
right leg below the knee following a
mine accident three years ago. Kam-
enisky walked to the chair on crutches
and was acompanied by Rev. Father
Francis P. McCreesh, Catholic chap-
lain at Rockivew, and Father Andrew
E. Dlugos, of Jessup, who had been
Kamenisky’s spiritual adviser while in
jail at Scranton. Only one contact
was necessary to produce death. Two
of the murdered doctor’s brothers, C.
C. and J. C. Kelly, of Jessup, wit-
nessed the electrocution. The body
was claimed and was taken back to
Jessup for burial.
Kamenisky’s electrocution sets a
record for retributive justice in Penn-
sylvania, as he was put to death just
four months and sixteen days follow-
ing the murder. On the morning of
March 14th he went to Dr. Kelly’s of-
fice in Scranton, and the physician be-
ing out at the time, he laid down on a
couch and slept for half an hour.
When the doctor returned he drew a
gun and shot him, remarking as he
did so, “That’s for my leg.” Kamen-
isky then went to a motion picture
show where he was arrested. He was
arrainged in court the first week in
May and plead guilty. On May 16th
he was sentenced to death. An ap-
peal for clemency was made to the
board of pardons at the June meeting
but was refused. Last Friday efforts
were made to have Governor Fisher
grant another stay of electrocution,
but he also declined to intervene.
Kamenisky was the 184th man to be
put to death at Rockview.
Midsummer Activities at Bellefonte
Y.M. C. A.
“Oh boy, what fine alleys!” is the
remark frequently heard since the Y.
M. C. A. bowling alleys have been
gone over and put in good shape.
They must be tried out to be fully
appreciated. Mr. Bressler, who is
more familiarly known as “Andy,” is
back on the job after his summer va-
cation and is confident that the al-
leys, now in such perfect condition,
will be more popular than ever.
On account of an increased demand
on the part of the fair sex for more
time in the swimming pool, it has
been decided to increase the allotment
of hours and from now until the op-
ening of school in September the
schedule will be as follows:
Grade school girls every Tuesday
and Thursday. at 10:30 a. m., High
school girls every Tuesday at 11:30
a. m., and Thursdays at 2 p. m. Mar-
ried ladies every Tuesday from 2 to
4 p m., and Thursdays from 3 to 5.
Girls over High school age, every
Tuesday from 2 to 4 p. m., Thurs-
days from 7 to 9:30. (The Thursday
periods are exclusively for young la-
dies, while the Tuesday afternoon
periods will be shared with married
ladies.) Women and girls are asked
to preserve this schedule, as the hours
will be strictly adhered to.
Miss Budinger will give private
swimming lessons to women every
Tuesday and Thursday and quite a
number are taking advantage of this
opportunity to learn to swim.
The swimming pool is becoming
more popular every day, as is shown
by attendance records. During the
month of May 1700 men, women, girls
and boys took a dip. June showed
1864 and July records will top the
latter. The most noticeable increase
in attendance is among the women
and girls. “Get in the swim” and en-
joy the pool during this hot weather.
| Many Attractions Arranged for Big
Motor Club Picnic.
Invitations to the first joint picnic
tor clubs have been mailed to
members of each club, and from re-
ports so far received it is safe to pre-
dict one of the largest gatherings on
Wednesday, August 15th, held =t
Hecla park this year. While invita-
tions have been sent to club members
a general invitation is extended the
public at large to attend.
The morning of picnic day will be
devoted to getting acquainted with
one znother. After dinner, or at 1:30
o’clock, a meeting will be held which
will be addressed by prominent
members of the AAA as well as
the State association. At 2:30 the
pavilion will be open for dancing until
5 o’clock, and again from 7 o’clock to
9. After nine o’clock a small admis-
sion fee will be charged. Music wiil
be furnished by a Lock Haven orches-
At 2:30 there will be a baseball
game between Philipsburg and Lock
Haven, leaders in the minor leagues
to which they belong. .
Other contests will start at 3:30
and will include trap shooting, indoor
rifle match, quoit pitching, boat rac-
ing, running and swimming contests,
bathing beauty contest, boat tilting
contest and slow automobile race.
For the kiddies there will be a pea-
nut race, peanut scramble, running
race, watermelon race, etc.
The committee has provided a num-
ber of nice prizes for the winners
which are now on display in Lock
Haven and which will later be dis-
played in Bellefonte.
The Howard band will be on hand
during the day to furnish music, and
the “flying circus” will occupy a field
adjoining the baseball field.
Special Notice for Potato Growers.
Late blight has been found in elev-
en counties in Pennsylvania: Lehigh,
Lancaster, Chester, Berks, Perry, Del-
aware, Dauphin, Butler, Lawrence,
Potter and Bradford. According to
R. C. Blaney, county agent, it has al-
so been found in Centre county. It
is undoubtedly in other counties. In-
dications are that it is rather gener-
ally present over the State.
The situation is a serious one.
Blight was found twenty-four days
earlier this season than ever before
reported in Pennsylvania. Weather
conditions continue to be favorable for
the development of this disease.
It is imperative that all potato
growers do a thorough job of spray-
ing if they hope to bring their fields
through the season. Thorough weekly
applications of bordeaux where infec
tion is not established is recommend-
ed. Fields in which blight has be-
come established must be sprayed of-
tener if the disease is to be held in
check. ro :
In case August should turn dry and |!
hot, fields will face the danger of
severe tip burn. Under such condi-
tions, spraying intervals should be
shorter, and the newer foliage espec-
ially well coated. Two extra pounds
of lime per 100 gallons of spray solu-
tion is recommended.
————————r— eae.
——Now is the time to cut the
weeds on streets, alleys and vacant
lots, if they are to be prevented from
going to seed and polluting adjacent
properties. If every property owner
would keep the street and alley clean
of weeds along his own premises it
would not only improve the appear-
ance of the neighborhood but relieve
the borough from doing the work.
Then if the owners of vacant lots
would have the weeds covering the
same cut down it would be a relief to
the owners of adjoining properties.
——Bellefonte and Centre county
had the hardest thunder and rain
storms of the season on Tuesday
night and Wednesday morning.
Denver Sportsmen Agree to Fish for
Trout With Nothing but Flies.
Denver.—Spinner and bait fishing
have been ruled out as ways and
means of catching a mess of rainbow
trout by the largest, oldest, and most
wealthy fishing club in the State of
Colorado—The Wigwam.
Hereafter, the club members and
their guests will fish with nothing but
artificial flies, thus, they claim putting
the angling art on a higher level, at
least. This method, it is claimed,
gives the fish a fighting chance to
evade the hook.
Membership in the club, which is
limited to seventy-five, mostly
wealthy Denver men, voted unani-
mously for the new measure. At the
same time the club voted to toss back
into the water all fish under eight
inches long. The State game laws
legalize fish over seven inches long.
Use Enough Safety Fence Along
Roads to Enclose State.
Enough miles of cable guard rail to
erect a four-foot, two-ply, automo-
bile-proof fence enclosing the entire
State of Pennsylvania has been plac-
ed along highways to protect motor-
ists. Forces of the Pennsylvania De-
partment of Highways have erected
over 700 miles of the railing since
1924, and prior to that time many
miles were placed by contract.
Utilizing all the railing in the State,
it would be possible to enclose on
both sides, the Lincoln Highway and
the William Penn Highway from one
end of the State to the other with
a liberal margin left over.
During the current year 17.23 miles
have been erected, and the program
for calendar year of 1928 calls for a
total of 202.85 miles of the safety in-
Oh, Yes! Call Bellefonte 432
W.R. Shope Lumber Co.
Lumber, Sash, Doors, Millwork and Roofing
Patrol to Enforce Stop Regulations.
Harrisburg—Secretary of Highways
James L. Stuart has announced that
Wilson C. Price, superintendent of the
Highway Patrol, has been instructed
to wage a vigorous campaign for the
enforcement of Section 1020 of the
vencle code, providing for a full stop
at designated “Thru” thoroughfares
and to make arrests for all violations.
“Public safety demands that the
intersection of “Thru” thoroughfares
be rigidly enforced,” Secretary Stuart
said. “The Highway Patrol will make
arrests for all violations observed and
if the motorists are convicted, a fine
of $10 or five days imprisonment will
be insisted upon. “The Department
of Highways has placed traffic ‘Slow’
and ‘Stop’ signs on all roads or high-
ANTED—Woman for general house
work, in family of 2 adults only.
Address Mrs. R. L. Sackett, State
College, Pa. 73-29-2t-*
LINN T. LOVE.—You are hereby
notified that the FIRST FINAL
ACCOUNT of Maurice B. Runkle, As-
signee for Linn T. Love, and a List of the
claims proven before him has been filed in
the Court of Common Pleas of Centre
County as of December Term 1926, Num-
ber 77, and that said Account will be al-
lowed and distribution of the balance
shown thereby will be made among the
creditors therein named according to their
respective claims, on Wednesday the 15th
day of August, 1928, unless objections be
filed thereto or to any of said claims be-
fore that time.
Prothonotary of Centre County.
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ways intersecting the ‘Thru’ traffic
highways, so there is no excuse for
the failure of motorists to observe
these signs. The ‘Stop’ signs appear
fic conditions to insure safe travel.
“Many cities have established the
‘Thru’ stop on their main thorough-
fares, and, of course, it will be up to
from five to fifteen feet distant from | the municipal authorities to enforce
the ‘Thru’ traffic highways, being so | the law within their respective con-
placed as to give the approaching md- | fines. A strict compliance with the law
torist ample time to stop. The ‘Slow’ | is urged upon motorists, so as to avert
signs are placed on improved thor- |loss of life and limb, as well as prop-
oughfares intersecting the highways, | erty, and damage to motor vehicle.
one or two hundred feet in advance of |
the location of the ‘Stop’ signs, the | ——The Watchman gives all the
exact location being adapted to traf- | news while it is news.
(entre County-Lock Haven
Motor Club
August 15th
Amusement for Everybody
Ninety seconds is the average.
But most out-of-town calls, ap
to forty or fifty miles away, go
' through instantly —just like
local calls. You don’t even hang
up your receiver.
Even on calls to the most distant
points it’s very seldom that you
wait as long as four or five
Speed—that’s important on out
of-town calls.
JESSE H. CAUM, Mgnager