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‘Bellefonte, Pa., October 5, 1928.
P. GRAY MEEK, Editor
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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET
ALFRED E. SMITH, of New York
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
JOSEPH B. ROBINSON, of Arkansas.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
T. BE. COSTELLO, of Bradford
For Representative in General Assembly
ANDREW CURTIN THOMPSON,
Fund for Porto Rico Hurricane Suf-
Charles M. McCurdy, treasurer of
the Bellefonte chapter American Red
Cross, acknowledges receipt, of the
following contributions for the relief
of the hurricane and flood sufferers
in Porto Rico and Florida.
H. 8. Linn & Mary H. Linn ....
Chas. McC. Scott .......
Anna Orvis Keller
C. Y. Wagner. .....,..
First National Bank, Bellefonte ..
Mary G. Hughes ...........0.....
Charles M. McCurdy
Whiterock Quarries .
Chas. F. Cook
aon E5088 sll
Emily H. Warfield ...
William Tressler .....
Mrs. William Tressler
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. E. Gilmour
Mrs. John Sebring
A, J. Cook. ........
Anna J. Muffly ....
Caroline Harper ...
Catherine M. Dinges
fed fd pd
DINOS OUUACI LMR NS
Betty Dorweorth ........
Samuel G, Tresster ... 1. 111
American Lime & Stone Co., Office
Willis E. Wion
Billy Dorworth. .........
James: C. Furst
M. A. Landsy
H. T. Struble
Eleanor A. McCoy
J. L. Spangler. J, 00"
Collection, Presbyterian Church. .
Elmer Williams Ee
8.D. Qettig,, 100
Margaret Hutchison "a
Episcopal Church, collection ie
A. Jerr in
Employees American Lime & Stone
Collection, Public Sehools |
Lutheran Church, collection
Winifred B. Shallcross
ANNUAL MEETING OF
CENTRE COUNTY HOSPITAL.
Next Monday evening at 8 o'clock :
in the court house the annual meet-
ing of our local hospital will be held.
GEPHART.—Mrs. Ella Hayes Gep-
hart, widow of the late John Wesley
Gephart, passed away at her home on
east Linn street, Bellefonte, at 9:30
o'clock on Tuesday evening, following
a long illness.
She was the only child of William
Wallace and Elizabeth Magill Hayes
and was born in Danville, at the
home of her maternal grandfather,
Dr. Magill, on April 21st, 1854, hence
was in her seventy-fifth year. When
only three months old her parents
came to Bellefonte and occupied the
house on west High street which for
many years past has been the prop-
erty of the P. Gray Meek family, and
which Mr. Hayes had built as the
new home for his bride. Her child-
hood life was divided between her
home there and her grandparents, in
Danville, until she reached the age
of fifteen years when she went to
make her home with Mr. and Mrs.
William P. Wilson, a cousin of her
father, Mr. Hayes having gone to!
‘Washington, D. C., to live. She re-
mained at the Wilson home until her
marriage to Mr. Gephart on October
16th, 1879. All her married life
was spent in Bellefonte. She was a
member of the Presbyterian church
from girlhood and until overtaken by
illness took an active part in church
Her husband died upwards of twen-
ty years ago but surviving her are
three children, Wallace Hayes Gep- |
hart, of Bronxville, N. Y.; William
Wilson Gephart, of Brooklyn, and
Miss (Elizabeth, of Bellefonte. She
also leaves cne aunt, Mrs. M. D.
Kline, a sister of her mother, living
The passing of Mrs. Gephart marks
the severance of another of the few
remaining links that bind the Belle-
fonte of today to the pioneers who
laid the broad and strong foundations
on which the town has stood for a
century and a quarter. Her active
life reflected her rich inheritance of
gracious, christian character and her
years of suffering were patiently born
in anticipation of the glorious reward
that came to her Tuesday evening
when she was called home.
Funeral services. will be held at
her late home at 11 o'clock this (Fr1-
day) morning, by Rev. Thompson,
burial to be made in the family lot
in the Union cemetery,
i ! |
FETZER.—LeRoy Fetzer, a brake-
‘man in the Tyrone yard of the Penn-
sylvania railroad, died at the Altoona
hospital, last Thursday night, as the
result of injuries sustained while at
his work on Thursday evening: He
was riding the front end of a draft
of cars traveling down “the hump”
when he fell off the car onto the
track. Two cars passed over bot
legs. He was rushed to the Altoona
hospital but nothing could be done tv
The young man was a son of George
M. and Anna Fetzer and was born
at Runville, Centre county, on Janu-
ary 16th, 1891, hence was in his 38th
He married Miss Edna Lucas
who survives with four children, Ger-
trude, Evelyn, Robert and Doris, all at
home. His father has been dead for
many years but he leaves his mother,
now Mrs. Anna Heverly, of Mt. Ea-
gle, one half-brother and two half-
: sisters, Toner Heverly, of Mt. Eagle;
' Mrs. William Bryan, of Bellefonte,
$ $66.42 |
According to the constitution of the |
corporation, this is the meeting of the !
members of the hospital corporation, |
the members being all persons or firms |
who have during the year subscribed
to the membership fund or donated :
to the hospital to the amount of one
| lived at Mill Hall the past seventeen '
dollar or more. All such persons are
entitled to vote at this meeting upon
matters which may come before it.
Reports of the year’s activities of
the different departments of the or-
ganization will be read, including the
Women’s Auxiliary. At this meeting
it will be necessary to elect five trus-
tees of the Bellefonte district.
Attend Monday night's meeting
and show your interest in your local
institution. Learn some inside facts
of its progress and the service it is
rendering in the community. If you
do not show an interest in your hos-
pital, you are hardly in position to
appreciate its progress, its necessity
to the community nor to criticise.
Let’s make it a large meeting.
Centre County Conference.
The Woman's club, of Bellefonte,
will be hostess to the Centre county
conference of Women’s clubs on Sat-
urday, October 20th, in the High
school auditorium, on Allegheny
street, convening at 10 o’clock a. m.
Representatives from every organiza-
tion of women in the county are urg-
ed to attend and be a vital part of the
As usual written reports of wo-
men’s activities of the past year will
be an important feature of the pro-
gram which promises to be attractive,
Also election of officers. A box lunch-
eon will be served.
HELEN E. C. OVERTON,
President County Conference
During August 43 deer were
killed in the act of damaging farm
crops in Pennsylvania. In the same
month last year 71 were killed.
‘| alysis sustained over a year ago. He
> jo + and Mrs. Raymond Deitz, of Lock Ha-
Funeral services were held in the
United Brethren church, Tyrone, at
two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, bur-
ial being made in the Advent ceme-
tery, in Boggs township.
GUNSALLUS.—Mrs. Bertha M.
Gunsallus, wife of William L. Gun-
sallus, of Mill Hall, died atthe Lock
Haven hospital, Tuesday afternoon of
last week, as the result of an attack
of pneumonia, following an operation.
She was a daughter of Joseph and
Emma L. Bechdel and was born at
Romola fifty-five years ago. She had
i years where she was a member of the
Church of Christ and the Ladies Aid
society. In addition to her husband
she is survived by one son and two |
daughters, Brooks L. Gunsallus, of!
Oakmont, Pa.; Mr. Frank L. Cessna, |
of Lock Haven, and Mrs. Lee L. Lar-
kins, of Mill Hall. She also leaves
her mother, residing at Beech Creek,
three brothers and one sister, Jacob
and Lloyd Bechdel and Mrs. Hayes
Strunk, of Beech Creek, and William
Bechdel, of Pittsburgh. :
Funeral services were held at her
late home, at two o’clock on Friday
afternoon, by Rev. H. F. Rector, bur-
ial being made in the Disciple ceme-
tery, at Blanchard.
HILLARD.—Mrs. Nancy Hillard,
wife of James Hillard, of Coleville,
died on Tuesday morning following
an illness of four years. She was a
daughter of George and Mary Borest
and was born in Huntingdon county
54 years ago. In addition to her
husband she is survived by the fol-
lowing children: Herbert, Clair, Rob-
ert, Martin, Reuben, Francis, Mary
and Beatrice, all of Coleville and vi-
cinity. She also leaves two brothers
and two sisters, Oliver Borest, of
Pine Grove Mills; Samuel, of Storms-
town; Mrs. Anne Hillard of Pennsyl-
vania Furnace, and Mrs. Ethel Web-
er, of State College. Burial was
made in Meyers’ cemetery yesterday
ILGEN.- Daniel Ilgen, a retired
farmer of Clinton county, died at his
home at Logan Mills, last Wednes-
day, as the result of a stroke of par-
was 63 years old and is survived by
his wife and six children. He also
leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Bart-
ges, of State College, and Mrs. David
Rearick, of Spring Mills. Burial
was made at Booneville, on Sunday
WOLF.—J. Witmer Wolf, a native
of Centre Hall, died at his home at
Ardmore, near Philadelphia, on Sep-
tember 22nd, following an illness of
several years as the result of a stroke
He was a son of William and Anna
Witmer Wolf and was born in Cen-
tre Hall seventy years ago. He was
educated in the public schools of his
home town and at Gettysburg col-
lege, after which he became associat-
ed with his father in the mercantile
business at Centre Hall. About thir-
ty years ago he moved to Ardmore
where he engaged in the insurance
business and was quite successful.
He married Miss Bessie McCoy,
of Centre Hall, who died several
years ago, but surviving him are two
children, Miss Emma, at home, and
William, of Philadelphia.
Funeral services were held at his
late home, last Tuesday afternoon,
burial being made in the Ardmore
Heavily Laden Beer Truck Seized in
State highway patrolmen, on Wed-
nesday, captured a heavily laden beer
truck in Bellefonte and an analysis
is now being made to find out if the
liquid refreshment is of the high-
powered variety or merely the soap-
The big truck, covered with a tar-
paulin, pased the armory, on Lamb
street, where highway patrolmen were
examining applicants for motor driv-
ers’ licenses. The truck looked sus-
picious and the officers followed it
to Wilson street, where it was stuck
on the hill. An examination reveal-
ed a load of forty kegs of beer. The
truck was seized and the driver, who
gave the name of Ernest Hall, of Mill
Hall, was confined in the Centre coun-
ty jail pending an analysis of the
beer. Where the truck came from or
whither it was bound the driver re-
fused to divudge.
Tyrone Quarry Worker Killed.
Calvin .S. Mogel, of Tyrone, a la-
borer at the limestone operations at
Stover Station, fell into a bin of fine- Th
ly crushed stone, on Tuesday morn-
ing and was smothered to death be-
fore he was discovered and could be
removed. Mogel, who was 24 years
old, was working on top of the bin
and evidently made a misstep and fell
in. His plight was not discovered un-
Hl the body was observed passing
through the chute from No. 1 bin:
No. 2. Six tons of ground limestone
had to be removed to release the
Miss Kate McGowan’s faithful
old hay-burner missed fire last Sat-
urday and all four pedal cylinders
went out at the same time. Unlike
Dr. Kirk she is not going to abandon
hay motors for the gas propelled en-
gines and just as soon as she can lo-
cate another good horse he will be
taught the route from her home on
This column is to be an open forum.
Everybody is invited to make use of it to
express whatever opinion they may have
on anv subject. Nothing libelous will he
published, though we will give the public
the widest latitude in invective when the
subject is this paper or its editor. Con-
tributions will be signed or initialed. as
the contributor may desire—ED
LAKE HEL- -EN THEN SOME.
Lake Helen, Fla., Sept. 11, 1928
I do not know who writes all the
wise sayings on the front page of the
Watchman, but I want to tell you this
much, I do not think they are very
wise or truthful, and when you are
i villifying Mr. Hoover, the next Pres-
‘thing in the world to do with New
ident of the United States, you are
going a little too far.
I am a Democrat, my father was a
Democrat, but I know and all the rest
of the family know that if he were
he would vote for Herbert
Hoover, for he always voted for the
man instead of party. About the
article you have in last week’s paper
where you say the Republican Man-
‘agers in New York rushed to Wash-
"ington to have the
raids of the night
clubs stopped, why should they go to
Washington? It does not have a
York, or the radios wouldn’t have
been stopped in New York City the
night Mr. Hoover made his accept-
ance speech. The policemen even
went into people’s houses and cut
them out nut, because it was crowding
the sidewalk with people. A heap
they cared for that. When the base
ball scores are given out, the side
walks are crowded, and the policemen
do not disturb them, and what ceuld
you infer that Mr. Hoover would or
could do toward the stopping or leav-
ing them run, the night clubs. He is
not even an employee of the Govern-
ment. He had sense enough to resign
from his position, which he has filled
so capably, and I hope you will notice
Mr. Al Smith did not resign. He
knows he will need it when he gets
done riding around in trains of 11°
cars spending the good Democrat’s
money. He would never have been
Gov. of New York, if the foreign ele-
ment in New York City had not put
him in. The outside counties never
even gave him a majority. No won.
der he wants more emigrants to come
in, as you say there are so many un-
employed there now, what do we
want with more scum from Italy and
Hungary. I hope Curt
ompson will be elected, but I know
he will have a hard pull of it. We
sure don’t want a President in the
White House who * * * * We have
never had that kind and certainly do
not want one now. I can tell you
something about the whispering cam-
paign down here. They are not even
whispering, but keeping their mouths
shut and will vote for Hoover. I
wrote to my folks at home in Union-
ville if one of them should vote for
that big mouthed Al Smith I would
disown every one of them.
Spring creek to her office in Beller
fonte. So far as we know at the
present Mart Cooney and John Bauer
are the only remaining owners of
such conveyances in Bellefonte as
might, on occasion, cause one to
sing: “Thanks for the Buggy Ride.”
The ladies’ volunteer Bible
class of the Bellefonte Methodist
church will direct the annual musicale
of the church, which is to be given
on Friday evening, Oct 12. It will be
recalled what a delightful affair this
concert proved last year and the la-
dies are sure that they have arranged
even a better one this time.
tically all of the talent will be guest
Mrs. Alberta M. Krader will
‘to ask the lady in just what issue or |
reopen her classes in ballet and in- |
13. There will be advanced floor
work toe dancing elasses for those
| already on their toes, ages six to
twelve. She will also start a begin-
‘ners’ floor work class in toe dancing,
ages three to ten.
Running out into the street,
near the Undine hose house, on Sat-
urday, Jimmie Sprankle, son of Mrs.
Ollie Sprankle, of Logan street, was
hit and knocked down by an automo-
——The “better dairy sires train”
sponsored by the N. Y. C. R. R. Co.,
will be in Bellefonte on November 2.
Plans are being worked out to make
it a great dairy day in Bellefonte.
There will be lots of bulls, but no
The voters of Milesburg bor-
ough will have before them for con-
sideration, at the election in Novem-
ber, a proposed bond issue for $8000
Frank B. Bennett,
lege faculty, was accidentally ax-
phyxiated with gas at his parental
home, in Williamsport, on Sunday af-
for the purpose of constructing a new j
years, a member of the State Col- |
terpretive dancing on Saturday, Oct. '
I do not see how any man with
any common sense can ever speak
Hoover and Smith’s name in the same
breath. There is as much difference
in them as day and night, and Mrs.
Hoover, she is perfection, and look at
Mrs. Smith, she may suit the Side
Walks of New York, but she would
not suit the Nation. I am enclosing
check for my subscription, and if this
villifying of Mr. Hoover goes on much
longer I shall not want your paper.
Mrs. L. JAMES. |
We have deleted a bit of Mrs.
James’ letter for the reason that she !
made an assertion in it that we believe
might prove libelous and we doubt if
she could prove it. We would like !
issues of the Watchman we have “vil-
lified” Mr. Hoover. Her charge is
very much of a surprise to us, for we
had been under the impression that
all of the villification that is being
done in this campaign is being direct- |
ed at Mr. Smith. :
Miss Rhoads is of the Opinion We
Washington, D. C., 9, 29, ’28
Mr. Geo. R. Meek, Editor:
As you know I have (and my par-
ents and brother before me) for long
years been a faithful subscriber to
“The Watchman.” But this morning
upon reading the first item of your
“Ink Slings” I cannot refrain from
at once sending you this clipping
which (by a rather strange coinci-
dence, is it not) has “turned up” at
i bile driven by Paul Bartley, of Little
Nittany valley. The lad was not ser- |
(covers a report of the address
"dent of the National
this very moment.
Trusting you will receive this in
the spirit of good sportsmanship
which seems to have characterized
our political differences of opinion in
the past, I remain
REBECCA NOAMI RHOADS
The “Ink Sling” Miss Rhoads re-
fers to is the folowing: i
—Abraham Lincoln said: “Prohibi-
tion strikes a blow at the very prin- !
ciples on which our government was
The clipping she enclosed is from
the Christian Science Monitor and
Mrs. Ida B. Wise Smith, vice presi-
it Mrs. Smith quoted Lincoln's ad- |
dress to the Illinois Legislature in
1842. At that time he is credited by |
her as having said: |
“The liquor traffic cannot be reg-
ulated and must be eradicated. As
long as one root remains all society |
is endangered. Every method of
control was considered, low license,
high license, local option, state con- |
trol. All failed because the traf- |
fic was, and is, inherently lawless.” |
Mr. Lincoln was not President of
the United States in 1842. If he!
' Items of Local Interest From
. their choice on November 6th.
2. Educated in Centre Count
tendent of largest Sunday
Andrew Curtin Thompson
FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR
Ten reasons why the people of Centre County should make him
Born and reared at Stormstown in Half Moon Valley, Centre
y Public Schools, Friends’ Acade-
my, and Pine Grove Mills Academy
3. Farmer, School teacher, and business man.
Lifetime leader in church and community welfare. Superin-
School in Centre County. .
Clean, capable and efficient.
Progressive in thought, energetic in action.
Stands foursquare on all public problems.
Will serve no political master but his constituency. |
Opposes centralization in government.
Will represent all of Centre County.
ANDREW CURTIN THOMPSON
made the above statement at that
time and the one we quoted last week
when he really was President it would
seem to some that he had either !
changed his mind on the subject or |
was guilty of inconsistency. !
We are of the opinion that Mr.
Lincoln was guilty of neither, for it
will be seen by reading both quota- |
tions that in one he was speaking of !
the “liquor traffic” and in the other
of “Prohibition.” To those who real-
ly understand the question the two
are fundamentally as far apar% as the
Miss Rhoads thinks we must be
nistaken in the quotation we made
because, she adds, in a post-script,
“He was known as a teetotaller and
vigorous foe of liquor.” We can’t
deny that for we never saw Mr. Lin-
coln take a drink but he did say what
we said he said and for Miss Rhoads’
edification we quote the entire para-
“Prohibition will work great in-
jury to the cause of temperance.
It is a species of intemperance
within itself, for it goes beyond the
bounds of reason, in that it at-
tempts to control a man’s appe-
tite by legislation and makes crime
out of things thatare not crimes.
A Prohibition law strikes a blow |
at the very principles on which our
government was founded.” |
Coincidental as it may seem, the
above quotation came to us from a |
very prominent woman of Bellefonte, |
who is a Republican. in the same mail |
that brought Miss Rhoads’ challenge |
of its accuracy.
Down in Alabam.” i
A copy of the Tuscumbia, Ala.,
Times, for September 4th, has found
its way to our desk and from it we
take two items of interest to Watch-
man readers, as follows:
“Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Crawford and
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Emerick, of Belle-
fonte, Pa., stopped over for a two day
inspection of the Muscle Shoals dis-
trict on their return from a motor |
trip to Denver and Salt Lake City.
Mr. Emerick was here three years
ago before the dam was finished. He
is amazed at the growth and devel-
opment, especially of the beautiful
homes and stores and the wonderful
streets in the Tri-Cities and Muscle
: Shoals, which have been built since
he was here. They all say that this
district is the most favored they have
seen on their trip and predict a great
future for Muscle Shoals.” i
“Francis L. Hoff, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
president of the National Lime, Ce-
ment and By-Product corporation, '
iand T. K. Morris, of Pittsburg, vice
president and general manager, are
spending some time in the district |
examining property of the company
on which it is understood a large lime |
plant and stone-crushing outfit will |
be built when the company completes '
its plans for development here. This
plant will require an expenditure of
Mrs. Mary Deitz has returned home
after visiting among relatives at
Zion and helping her cousin with
some canning and house cleaning.
Mr. and Mrs. William Weaver, son |
Willard and granddaughter, Jose- |
i 6th. They will
h spent Sunday at Zion,
with Mr. Weaver's two sisters and
The Ladies Aid have changed their
time of meeting from Wednesday,
October 3rd, to Saturday, October
meet at the home of
Mrs. Harry Hoy.
Verla, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Rodgers, passed’
away Sunday evening with cholera
infantum. She was buried on Tues-
day afternoon. Services in the Re-
formed church and interment in the
Reformed cemetery. The family have
our deepest sympathy.
——Subscribe for the Watchman.
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