Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 04, 1929, Image 8

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Bellefonte, Pa. January 4, 1929.
I —
? ___All the business places
town were closed on Tuesday for
New Year’s holiday.
— At a session of argument court,
last Thursday Guy Coll was granted
an’ absolute divorce.
——Alexander Morrison has taken
over and is now operating the Model
laundry, on south Water street. 2
. — During 1928 a total of 275
marriage licenses were granted in
Centre county and seventeen couples
were granted divorces.
€ Fred Thompson, Bellefonte’s
one employee in the legislative halls,
went down to Harrisburg, on Monday,
to be on hand for the opening of the
Legislature on Tuesday.
Owing to the fact that next
week will be the week of prayer in
Bellefonte churches there will be 10
meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of
fhe Y. M. C. A: on Monday evening.
Hugo “Bezdek, head of the
department of physical education .. of
the Pennsylvania ®
bas in
State College, has
been elected president of the Coaches
Association of the colleges of Ameri-
© ___ During the school year that
: TT eh " x =A a “ = BE” a. a.
' BELL TELEPHONE CO. ; — Ea Seton Thompson, Ju
jase op E TOLL RATES, ' nent naturalist, lec urer and author,
| 70 BEDUC ATER" will be thie special lecturer at the next
Farmers and other residents of summer session nature camp at the
i rural areas in Pennsylvania will be Pennsylvania State College -
| enabled to obtain telephone service on. aes a maereio
‘and after February 1 under more lib- | _Tpe water situation through-
| eral arrangements than ever before, it out Contig coun is still quite seri-
is announced by Jesse H. Caum, .,o There'has not been a good, soak-
manager for the Bell Telephone Com- ho vain in this part of the State since
pany of Pennsylvania. : § >
. On that date multi-party line mile- he streams are unusually low. Wells
age charges will be eliminated are without water whi¢h"have not
| throughout the State, certain con- gone dry in years and farmers who
| struction charges now. required by the Gepend on cisterns for water are not
company for the erection of pole lines , much better off. In fact many farm-
to provide service where poles do not ers have been hauling water, for weeks
| exist will be greatly curtailed, and a’ 55d naturally all such are hoping for
minimum of only four applicants for | 5 season of rain before snow and a
service, instead of six, will be requir- freeze-up. fe mc
ied by the company before establish-
| ing service for groups of rural resi- | Sanna Rudy :
ST bo udy, of State College
dents who desire it. The company ';o i, the Centre county Jail, in de-
| also plans to abandon all construction g. 1+ of five hundred dollars bail,
charges to subscribers in cases where awaiting trial on the charge of the at-
| only wires and crossarms will be in- tempted theft of a hog from®the pen
By in providing i : : of John Homan, of White Hall. The
| e prospective elimination Ol yromptaq theft was made on, Satur-
| benefit about 15,000 of the company’s dt tt av Arith the ho
rural subscribers, while the other im-! on OS a oe or
| pending reductions are expected to re- | squeal ~~ wakened Hii. Homaa who
sult in a pronounced extension of tele- | gave chase and Rudy was compelled
‘ phone service in farm territory and ‘to drop the porker. Homan ‘took the
a regions generally, Mr. Caum jjcense number of his car and ‘his ar-
said. :
* | last August and the result. is that all
‘multi-party line mileage charges will | day night, December 29nd, and Rudy |
| Mr. Caum also announced that fur-
ther reductions in long distance tele-
| phone rates to points between 130 and
approximately 1500 miles distant are
rest followed.
! Ever since the abandoment of
| the Winton coal yard and the destiuc-
ended July 1, 1928, it cost the various ( “pocome effective February 1. Insti- ' tion of Ebon Bower’s building by fire
school districts of Centre county $8,- | fe Hlan of the mew toll and long dis- |
182.06 to pay transportation of schol-
ars to and from schools too far dis-
tant for them to reach afoot. :
| tance rate schedule will mark the
third time within little more than two
| years that the Bell system will have
many children on their way home
from school have persistently gone
' down the railroad tracks on their way
from school. Railroad authorities are
| anxious to break up the practice, as it
During the two year period curtailed the cost of out of town calls.
'is not only extremely dangerous for
ending June 1st, 1928, Centre county 3 3 : :
2 : A The Impending reductions will mean i the children but very annoying for the
received $17,180 for the improvement
of roads, second-class, in townships,
according to an announcement from
the State Highway Department.
Two ladies went into one of the
leading stores in Lelicionte, on Wed-
nesday afternoon, found the clerks
all out and the proprietor asleep on
the counter. Not wishing to disturb
his repose they silently made their
way out and went to another store.
The Postoffice Department has
again boosted the price of boxes in
the Bellefonte postoffice, effective
January 1st. The prices heretofore
were 60 and 75 cents and $1.00 ac-
cording to size. The new schedule is
75 cents, $1.00 and $1.50, per quarter.
A pharmacist, who has been
nineteen years in the business in
Bellefonte: said, on Tuesday: “In all
the years I have been in the drug
business here I don’t recall a time
when there was as much sickness
‘an aggregate saving of upwards of
$400,000 to telephone users in Penn-
sylvania during 1929, while through-
| out the nation wide Bell system the
public will be saved more than $5,000,-
000 during the new year.
* To the telephone user the new
| 25 cents on day toll and long distance
| station-to-station calls for air-line
distances of from 130 to approxima-
| tely 1500 miles. A proportionate re-
duction is to be made for person-to-
| person calls, while evening and night
‘rates will remain approximately at
| their present level. In addition, ap-
pointment and messenger service calls
{ will be provided on and after Febru-
ary 1 at regular. person-to-person
‘rates, Mr. Caum explained.
Extensive improvements will also
be made on -.the general service
throughout the State.
will mean a cut of from 5 to
‘trainmen, and while they do not wish
| to resort to drastic action they request
| the parents to impress upon their
boys and girls that they must keep
| off the railroad.
Col. Wilbur F. Leitzel, former-
ly of State College but now second
' deputy prohibition adminstrator for
| the eastern district, with headquar-
| ters in Philadelphia, staged a raid at
' Mt. Carmel, last Thursday, in which
twenty arrests were made and a large
quantity of illegal booze confiscated.
Several weeks ago deputy Leitzel at-
tempted a raid in the same city but
both he and his raiders were beaten up
by infuriated citizens. ‘Last Thurs-
| day he had the backing of fifty-three
| enforcement agents and a large squad
of State police and made a success of
his job.
— The" resignation of G. M: Gadsby
the community as there apparently is' ; Hr :
e y pp ¥1¥ State Dairymen to Show Four Breeds president of the West Penn Power
at present.”
near future to establish a number of
new tribes of the Improved Order of
Red Men in Centre county. At the
present time there are only four
tribes in the county, those in Belle-
fonte, = Philipsburg, Snow : Shoe and
Clarence. Places where an effort will
be made to locate a tribe are State the Jersey,
College, Centre Hail, Liilheinn,”
ard, Milesburg Unionville
South Philipsburg.
Judge Ileming, last Thuzsday,
issued a court order in offéet that any
prisoner who has been convicted of
any offense in the county courts and is
serving a jail sentence therefore, and
who desires a parole, must. give ten
days notice in writing to the district
attorney, probation and parole officer
and the prosecutor in the case
hearing on the application will “then
be granted, such hearings always to
be hald on a Saturday.
Miss Anne M. “Straub was
hostess at a New Year’s party . given
at the Inn, at Hublersburg, on Sat-
unday evening, at which time an-
nouncement was made of her engage-
ment to N. A. Staples, assistant dis-
trict highway engineer in Philadel-
phia. Prior to being~assigned to the
Philadelphia district Mr. Staples was
engineer in charge of the district here
and lived in Bellefonte. No date for
the wedding has yet been fixed.
— Anticipating an increase of ap-
proximately 64,000 telephones during
the coming year the Bell Telephone of
Pennsylvania is planning “to spend
$35,500,000 during the year for gross
additions to the system throughout
the State. Most of this amount will
be spent in enlarging and improving
the service in the larger cities.
large part of the systen¥ in’ Centre
county was rebuilt during the past
year and is now in first class shape.
Short courses in agriculture and dairy
manufacturing at the Pennsylvania
State College, according to Professor
‘A. L. Patrick, in charge of the short
courses. There are 50 entered in the
general agriculture course and the re-
mainder have scheduled dairy manu-
facturing. Both courses started _to-
day, the agricultural - courses ending
March 1, and the dairy course con-
‘cluding February 16.
L_—The Christmas season in Belle-
fonte was marred by more than the
usual amount of sickness at this time
of the year. Bad colds, grip and the
flu predominated. As to the latter
‘di%ease local physicians admit there
a number of cases in;Bellefonte
thing serious. Among «the children
there are whooping cough and mea-
sles and the result is that all the!
i tors are busy from early morning
until late at night. "
Eres : >
An effort will be made in ug
: A
More than 90 Pennsylvania
farm boys enrolled for the winter
conte y are mild in charac- |
ter and noneMBve déveloped into any- b
Four breeds of dairy cattle will be
displayed at the State farm products
‘show in Harrisburg, January 2 i»
25, E. B. Fitts, in charge of dairy ex-
tension work at State College and
president of the Pensylvania Dairy-
men’s Association, annofinces.
Plans call for 10 or more animals of
Guernsey, Ayrshire, and
Holstein breeds. Fach of the breeds
‘also will have a booth _ representing
"the national cigii#n. On Thurs-
day, January 24,7
association will
More than 800 red, blue, and purple
ribbons will be awarded by the Penn-
sylvania Dairymen’s Association to
dairymen having herds averaging
more than 300 pounds of butterfat
per cow for the past year. The pre-
tation will occur at the annual as-
sociation banquet, Wednesday evening,
“State breeder’s
hold their annual
January 23. Last year 542 ribbons
, weré awarded for sinfllar _ achieve-
ments. aa :
| A
‘Busifess ~ at Bellefonte Postoffice
Showed Increase During 1928.
| Business at the Bellefonte postoffice
showed an increase of between two
"2nd three thousand dollars during
1928 over the preceding year. The
| holiday business was a little over two
hundred dellars short of last year’s
business ‘notwithstanding the fact
that cancellations were oyer twelve
thousand more than during December,
1927. The decrease is accounted for
in the fact that there was a decided
falling off in the parcel post business.
Not nearly so many Christmas pres-
ents were sent out of town, but thous-
ands more Christrhas cards.
em ee A eee ee
Negro Murderer Electrocuted Monday
| Morning.
Wray Wormsley, negro, of Wash-
‘ington county, was electrocuted at
Rockview penitentiary, on Monday
' morning, for the murder of Israel
. Slotsky, on the evening of January
19th, 1928. Wormsley, who was 24
years old, killed Slotsky with an iron
“bar as thelatter was leaving the
home of a lady friend. Robbery was
| the motive.” The remains were sent
back to Washington county for burial.
| Jonas E. Wagner Given Promotion.
| Jonas E. Wagner, a former super-
| intendent of.sehools in Bellefonte but
| who, since 1920, has been an assistant
directgy of administration and teach-
ing bureaus i Department | of
i Harrisburg, ha
Public I
| been pron "a
| tic si ‘reports in the de-
jg" a native of Centre
dais friends here will be
feof his promotion.
pi I
S | James G. Haugh, of Detroit, Ment
g H. E. Grayman. |
Company has been announced by
Walter S. Finlay, Jr., chairman of the
board of directors. Mr. Gadsby is re:
signing effective January 9th, 1929, to
become associated with the Electric
Bond and Share Company, of New:
York, but will remain in Pittsburgh
until “February 1st. Mr. Gadsby be-
came associated with the West Penn
Power Company in 1917, as assistant
to A.M. Lynn, then president. In
August, 1918, he was appointed vice-
president and in April 1927, became
president of the organization.
Sherman—Ishler—Oscar R. “Shera
Rosella Ishler, daughter of Mrs. Mol-
lie Ishler, of State College, were mar-.
ried at the Reformed church, in the
latter town at noon last Thursday, by:
the pastor, Rev. A. C. Asendorf. The:
attendants were Miss Maude Hubler,
of State College, and Walter C. Gub-
bel, of New Castle. Miss Ruth Miller
i played the wedding march. A wed-
, ding breakfast at the bride’s home:
followed the ceremony. The same;
evening a number of their young
‘friends gave the happy couple a
i kitchen shower. “Sings £
Florey — Gilligan.—Paul Monroe
Florey, of Altoona, and Miss Marga-
ret Marian Gilligan, of Pennsylvania
Furnace, were married at State Col-
lege, on Christmas morning, by Rev.
Father B. O’Hanlon. They were at4
tended by the bride’s sister and broth-
er, Miss Bertha and Lawrence Gilli~
gan. Following the ceremony a wed<
ding dinner was served at the bride’s
home at which quite a number of
guests were present. The young
couple will live in Altoona.
| Clouser—Houser.—A quiet hod
wedding was celebrated at the homé
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Houser, a
Pine Hall on Saturday, when theif
daughter, Miss Catherine E. Houses
became the bride of Clarence E. Clou
ser» of Akron, Ohio. The ceremon
was performed by Rev. W. W. Moy#
er, of the Reformed church. Shortl
after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs}
Clouser left for their new home ii
Akron, followed by the best wishes of
a host of friends. :
reema———— rene eea——— :
Marriage Licenses. !
| Oscar R. Sherman, of Mansfield;
| Ohio, and Rosella M. Ishler, of Staté
' College. :
. Richard C Kilpatrick and Estelle
May Brownlee both of Pittsburgh.
Robert BE. Kruger, of Youngstown,
Ohio, and Genevieve Shutt,
of Belle
and Lily A. Simpson McCormick,
New-York City.
Byron EuDell Ward, of State Cok
lege, afid duella Hazel, of Unionvill
Claude Goxl and Pearl Grove, b
of Bellefonte.
man, ofmMansfield, Pa., and Miss? now on
- fonte, was dredged. It was probably
| No Trace Found of Bandits Who Held
Up Robert Roan.
Up to the present time police offi-
cials have been unable to find any
trace of the two masked bandits who
, perpetrated a bold hold up and rob-
bery of Robert Roan, the well known
ltaxi driver of Bellefonte, at 6.30
i o'clock on. Christmas morning.
Mr. Roan had responded to an
early morning call and taken a pas-
_senger to a home on north Spring
street, . near Lamb. He then started
up Lamb street toward Allegheny and
saw two men walking down the mid-
‘dle of the street. At the alley in the
rear of the Episcopal church property
they separated and signalled for him
to stop. Supposing the men to be
| prospective passengers he stopped his
(car. The one on the left opened the
door at the driver’s seat and without
any preliminaries hit Robert on the
left forehead with an implement of
some kind, at the same time demand-
ing his money. Mr. Roan had a five
dollar bill in his coat pocket and he
handed it over. ®
In the meantime the man on the
right of the car had opened the door,
reached in and taken hold of
Roan with the evident intention of
pulling him from the car. In the
scuffle Mr. Roan’s foot slipped from
the clutch and it flew back in gear.
| The car started with a jerk, throwing
one of the men off and the other
jumped to save himself. Both men
were masked but it is not known
whether they were armed. Although
‘he sustained a bad cut on the head
Mr. Roan drove home, attended to his
furnace, plastered up the cut and it
was probably an hour later when he
notified police officials of the holdup,
which was just long enough to give
the bandits time to escape.
Is the “Tub Mill” a “Snail Mill” ot
i What is It?
Officals at the State museum, in
. Harrisburg, are having a perplexin,
time identifying an old mill dug out
of John McCoy’s dam some months
ago, and their last analysis is that it
is a “Snail Mill.”
At first it was believed to be a “Tub
Mill” but various historians and stu-
dents rose to protest this nomencla-
ture and for a time the antiquity was
without a name. Henry K. Deisher,
assistant curator in charge of histori-
cal and archaeological divisions of the
museum, has located descendants of
pioneers who made various kinds of
primitive power plants and the center
of controversy now has its proper
name, Deisher believes.
| The mill operates by having water
rush down a trough and up a circular
incline. At the top of the incline the
water pours back into the trough. At
the point where it reaches the top of
the incline is a water wheel with pad-
dles and the force of the water turns
the wooden wheel.
Unfortunately the mill is not yet
complete, for diligent search has fail-
ed to unearth the wheel, which sat on
a round knob of apple wood on top of
the wooden axis of the “snail.” Deish-
er still has hopes of finding a wheel to
complete the mill. He has visited
several sites of old “snail mills” with-
out success, however. All the avail-
* able parts of the mill have been fixed
in their original positions and it is
exhibition in the museum.
The old mill was found last sum-
mer when a dam at the McCoy Iron
Works, on Spring creek, near Belle-
erected in 1788, according to Frederic
. A. Godcharles, State librarian.
eee leer eee
Prof. and Mrs. C. L. Gramley Had
Golden Wedding on Christmas.
On Christmas day, 1878, C. L.
Gramley, a young school teacher of
Miles township, led to the marital al-
“tar the young lady of his choice, Miss
‘Joanna Weaver, of Wolf’s Store. They
located in Rebersburg and established
a home which has endured for half a
century and though both have matur-
ed with the passing years they are
still young at heart and on Christmas
day last week celebrated their golden
wedding by entertaining at their
home seventy-five guests.
In the years that have passed Mr.
Gramley has had attached to his name
“professor” and “Honorable” but to
his friends at home and abroad he is
the same congenial gentleman he was
before he had tasted any of the honors
that came to him as the result of his
steadfast principles and upright life.
Fifty years of his useful life have
been spent in educational work, the
most of it in teaching, but thirteen
years as county superintendent of
public schools. He also served one
term as a member of the Legislature
from Centre county.
In their double celebration last
week, Mr. and Mrs. Gramley had the
assistance of their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Haines,
who make their home in the Gramley
— On Saturday morning when
many women in Bellefonte were in
the midst of their week-end baking,
the gas supply in their new stoves
stopped quite suddenly. An investi-
gation by company officials revealed
Th the fact that some unknown person
had maliciously closed the valve on
the big supply main just outside the
limits of Bellefonte. As soon as the
valve was opened the gas supply came
up to normal. The company is offer-
ing a reward of $100 for information
that will lead to the detection of the
man who turned the valve,
drove down from their farm at Pennsylva-
—Mrs. Harry Murtorff is a patient in’
the Blair Memorial hospital, at Hunting- |
don, having gone over to be under obser-
vation for a short time.
—Carl M. Dreiblebis has returned to,
Detroit, Mich., following a two weeks |
Christmas visit home with his mother, Mrs.
Martin A. Dreiblebis, of State College. !
—TFlizabeth "Hunter left Wednesday af-
ternoon to return to her work, at Syra-
cuse University, after a Holiday visit home
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hun- !
—Madam Kilpatrick, of New York and
Paris, who had been a Christmas guest of
her son Dr. J. J. Kilpatrick and his fam-
ily, left on New Years day, to return to
New York.
— Miss Maude Miller and her
for a
nia Furnace, during the Holidays,
day's shopping and to close up
business for the old year.
— Dr. and Mrs. 8. M. Nissley with Mr.
and Mrs. Willis M. Bottorf, as driving
guests, motored to Philadelphia Monday,
to be among the onlookers of the big |
Mummer’s parade on New Year's day.
— Charles F. Beatty's father, who had
been a guest of his son and Mrs. Beatty
for several days, left New Year's day for
Buffalo, N. Y., the visit having been made
enroute on a business trip from Pittsburgh
to Buffalo.
— Miss Josephine White, who is now lo-
cated in Philadelphia, was among the
Iloliday visitors in town. She came up be-
fore Christmas and remained until the day
after with her aunt, Miss Charlotte J.
Powell, of north Allegheny street.
—TFollowing a visit of two weeks in
sellefonte with his aunt, Mrs. Samuel Mil-
ler, of east Linn street, Edward P. Butts
returned to New York Wednesday night.
Mr. Butts is spending the winter with rel-
atives in New York and Englewood, New
— Mrs. Gregg Curtin, her small son “Con-
aie” and her sister, Miss Bunting, closed
the Curtin house on Linn street before
Christmas with no plans as to whether
they would spend the remainder of the
winter in the north or go south.
—Tdward H. Miller, who is an import
ant factor in “Mitten mangement” in
Philadelphia, spent Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller, on east High
street. Ed's visits back home are fre-
quent, but short. This time he was here
only a day, as he left Christmas night.
—J. H. Heberling, of Warriors Mark,
who in many many years has not missed
his annual winter visit to this office, was
represented this time by his daughter, Mrs.
Everts. It was net on account of ill
health or inability to come, but Mr. Heb-
erling is among the well preserved older
men of the county, and takes no chances
on impairing his good health.
—Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Hayes, of
Chicago, are visiting Mr. Hayes’ mother
Mrs. R. G. H. Hayes, at her apartment on
Allegheny street. Mrs. Hayes returned to
Bellefonte last week from Atlantic City.
where she had been with her daughter,
Miss Ellen Hayes and a friend, the party
having driven there from Syracuse for a
week’s Chirstmas visit to the Shore.
—Mrs, Edward Oakley of New York
City has been a guest of Mrs. J. P. Lyon
during her stay in Bellefonte. Mrs. Oak-
ley accompanied Mrs. Stanley Valentine
and Miss Rebecca Valentine, on their drive
here from Lancaster, Tuesday, having
come to Bellefonte for Mr. Valentines fun-
eral. Mr. and Mrs. Burlingame of Cazeno-
via, N. Y., were also among the out-of-town
people called here by Mr. Valentine's
—Among the callers at the Watch-
man office, on Friday of last week,
Reginald Fiedler, youngest son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fiedler.
Though the young man was not born un-
til after the Fiedler family moved from
Dollefonte to Williamsport, he has visited
relatives here so frequently that he is no
stranger in town. He is now located in
Washington, D. C., where he is connected
with tlie U. S. Bureau of Fisheries.
— Former sheriff and Mrs. W. M. Cron-
ister were in Bellefonte for a short stop
! on the Monday before Christmas. They
had motored here from their nome in Al-
toona and were on their way up Buffalo
Run to spend Christmas with the T. M.
Tuey family.
the Cronisters were residents of Bellefonte
so that we were brought face to face with
the fact that time goes fast when the Sher-
iff remarked on how few people he recog-
nizes as he walks the streets of the town in
which he knew everybody thirty-years ago.
Mahlon Foreman, who is with the Bell
Telephone Co., in Chicago, was home for
Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. I. Foreman, of north Spring street. He
returned to his work Christmas even-
ing. Miss Lois Foreman, who came up
from Warm Springs, Ga. for the
family party, expected to return on
Tuesday, but a telegram received that day
advised her to delay her return because
the flu has become quite bad in Warm
Springs. Paul, the other member of the
family, returned to Charlottsville, Tues-
day morning, to resume his studies at the
University of Virginia.
_ AIrs. William Haines had with her
over Christmas her son, Charles G. Haines,
of McKeesport, with his son, Charles
Jlaines Jr., of Sunbury; Mr. and Mrs.
James Mull, of Montgomery, and Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Notestine and daughter Helen,
of Sunbury. Mrs. Mull and Mrs. Notes-
tine are grand-daughters of Mrs. Haines,
and they and their husbands motored
here for the day while her son Charles
came in on Sunday and remained until
Thursday, a visit he always makes his
mother at Christmas. Mrs. Haines, by the
way, though 87 years old, is in zood
health, alert and unusually active for ene
of her years.
__Topert C. Kustaborder, who has play-
od Santa Klaus to the children of War-
riorsmark for so many years that he has
lost a good portion of his flowing gray
beard, extended his Christmas cheer to
Bellefonte-on Christmas morning. A mem-
ber of the well known Kustaborder family
of Ferguson township he has a large num-
ber of relatives up in the west end as well
as in Bellefonte. Loading up with oranges
and boxes of candy and accompanied bY
his wife, he came to Bellefonte by way of
day with!
It seems but yesterday that |
—W. 8. Beck,
Saturday before Christmas. He came up
to attend to some business matters and
make a few Christmas purchases.
of Snydertown, was
the throngs on our streets the
— Mrs. J. B. Scott will go to Pittsburgh
this afternoon, to be with her daughter,
Mrs. George Denithorne for the remain-
der of the winter, or until Mrs. Denithorne
comes to Bellefonte to make her home.
— Frederick Noll, among Bellefonte's
boys who have made good in New York
City and his brother Nevin, of Philadel-
phia, were both back home, for a Christ-
| mas visit vacation with their mother, Mrs.
Charles Noll.
—Among the business visitors in town
the Saturday before Christmas was
Charles M. McCormick, of Ferguson town-
ship. His visits to Bellefonte are rare so
that his friends here are always more than
glad to see him.
—E. J. Gentzel, progressive young Spring
Twp. farmer, was one of our Saturday
callers. Usually at this time of the year
Mr. Gentzel makes a trip to Geisinger hos-
. pital in Danville, but happily he has that
tooth trouble of his so nearly cured that
the ordeal wasn't necessary this Holiday
—Mrs. Elsie Rankin Helliwell and her
sister, Miss Mary Rankin, drove to Harris-
burgh a week ago, from where Mrs. Helli-
well left to return to Atlantic City, after her
Christmas visit home. Miss Rankin re-
mained there for the week-end with her
brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
B. Rankin, of Camp Hill.
—OQur old friend George Wolf,
toona, was in town the day after Christ-
mas; having come down to attend the
funeral of his cousin, the late William
Wolf. George said that while business
generally had been a bit depressed in Al-
toona it took a wonderful spurt just be-
| fore the Holiday season. Several big pay
{dave came together and the banks of the
city released something over $200,000 in
Christmas club accounts and the reecip-
!ients made it fly.
— Mrs. Orrin Miller who left Bellefonte,
| Monday to return to her home in Erie, had
| been in Centre county for her annual win-
| ter visit with her son Francis, at State Col-
! lege, and with the Thomas Shaughnessy
family in Bellefonte. In addition to Mrs.
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Shaughnessey’s Holi-
! day guests included their daughters, Miss
Helen, of St. Agnes hospital, Philadelphia,
' who was here for a week and Miss Anne,
of St. Agnes hospital, White Plains, N. Y,
who is continuing her visit home.
of Al-
eect flee —
Real Estate Transfers.
John L. Holmes, et al, to E. E.
i tract in Ferguson Twp.; $1,
J. R. Ayers to E. O. Stohl, tract in
Philipsburg; $1.
E. O. Stohl to J. R. Ayers,
tract in Philipsburg; $1.
Philipsburg Coal and Land com-
pany to School District of Rush Twp.,
tract in Rush Twp.; $700.
A. A. Pletcher, Atty.
Nancy M. Lucas,
H. H. Havner, et ux, to J. Orvis
Rafter tract in State College; $17,-
American Lime and Stone company
to Solomon Koski, tract in Spring
Twp.; $100.
James L. Leathers, et ux, to Edna
Shope, et bar tract in Boggs Twp.;
George Spicer to W. C. Auman, et
ux, tract in Bellefonte; $3,000.
Bellefonte Cemetery Association to
W. J. Emerick tract in Bellefonte;
Sybilla Rupert, et bar, to Ella Ru-
pert, tract in Liberty Twp.; $350.
A. A. Pletcher, Atty, to W. H.
Thompson, et ux, tract in Howard;
George F. Holdren et ux, to Ida M.
Hartsock, tract in Rush Twp.; $1.
Josephine Alexander, to Elizabeth
M. Witmer, tract in College Twp.;
$250. ts
! Amanda T. Miller, et al, to Ray-
mond N. Brooks et ux, tract in Belle-
i fonte; $750.
| William Zimmerman, to F. S. Bow-
en, et ux, tract in Walker Twp.; $3,-
Maria M. Reed et al, to Charles T.
Stohl, et ux, tract in Ferguson Twp.;
Lehigh Valley Coal company to J.
Linn Harris et al, tract in Huston and
Rush Twps.; $1.
—J. S. Wilkie, former proprietor
of the Model laundry, is now agent
for the Lock Haven steam laundry
and dry cleaner. Special rates on
family work. Rough dry service con-
sists of all flat work, ironed, and
wearing apparel sent back home nice
and soft, ready to wear, or ironed.
The rate on this line is 9 cts per Ib.
For prompt, dependable service phone
227-R. 50-2t
el al,
in Fact, to
tract in Howard;
New Check Signer Used at Capitol.
A mechanical check-signer which
also imprints upon the check, as a
| background for the signature, a pie-
ture of the State Capitol, has been
installed in the Treasurer’s office of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
to sign the 80,000 or more checks
drawn cach month to meet the State’s
obligations. The machine is capable
of signing 7,500 checks an hour.
Up until the present time, the Com-
monwealth’s checks have been hand-
signed, with the aid of a multiple pen,
by State Treasurer Samuel S. Lewis,
Assistant Treasurer F. H. Lehman,
Comptroller J. M. Wilson, Law Clerk
W. F. Holler and Tax Clerk Philip V.
Dunn. Upon occasion, as many as
17,000 checks have been mailed from
Capitol Hill in a single working day,
taxing to the limt the endurance of
the signers.
Bellefonte Grain Markets.
Corrected Weekly by CO. Y. Wagner & Oe.
Pennsylvania Furnace and State College, | Wheat ...covvierensetsescersnnsnnens $1.40
stopping enroute to make happy the J COTT ..cceesuscvernrrnesasonrsasnntases 80
hearts of the little ones. A few brief calls | Oats ...oviiverrorarernrnancncnionees .50
were made here before returning home by | Rye .e cesses sve ies eure 1.10
way of Halfmoon valley all set to play (Barley ....evvecreversscncrnesenssaees i B0
Santa in Warriorsmark that afternoon. Buckwheat ..... ie irae ansriase: 20