Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, February 15, 1929, Image 4

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    Peicioate, Ta "February 15, 1929.
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| man, of Buffalo, N. Y. Harrison B,, of
A sample copy of the “Watchman” will
be sent without cost to applicants.
Mrs. Reuben Welty, of Bellefonte,
was discharged on Monday of last
week, after having been a medical
patient for ten days.
Walter Malone, of Bellefonte, was
admitted on Monday of last week, as
a surgical patient.
Mrs. Mahala Kreps, of Bellefonte,
who had been a surgical patient, was ;
* Peter Evinsky, of Benner township,
a medical patient, was discharged on
Wednesday of last week.
Wayne Kissell, of State College,
who had been a surgical patient for
the past ten weeks, was discharged
on Wednesday of last week.
Master John Seprich, aged 7
months, son of Mrs. Mary Sebrich, of
Clarence, was discharged on Wednes-
day of last week, after having receiv-
ed medical treatment.
Miss Celia Williams, of Bellefonte,
was discharged on Wednesday of last
week, after receiving surgical treat-
Mrs. Henry Saurs, of State College,
a surgical patient, was discharged on
Wednesday of last week.
Victor Dieters, of Jamestown, N.
I, on Wednesday of last week was
discharged after having received
medical treatment.
Mrs. F. E. Weiland, of Linden Hall,
a surgical patient, was discharged on
Wednesday of last week.
Mhs. Mary Lose, of Bellefonte, was
admitted on Wednesday of last week
to undergo medical treatment.
Master Dean Lose, 33-months-old
on Wednesday of last
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lose, of
Centre Hall, was admitted on Wed-
nesday of last week for
Miss Bertha Flynn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Flynn, of Miles-
burg, a clerk in the Zeller drug store,
was admitted
week for surgical treatment.
Miss Velda Etters, of Snow Shoe,
one of the school teachers injured on!
Friday in a coasting accident, was |
admited that day for surgical treat-
ment and was discharged the same |
Miss Grace Johnson, a student
nurse, became a medical patient on |
Mrs. Harry Jones, of Bellefonte,
was admitted on Fr iday as a medical |
Guy’ Vonada, aged 29 months, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Vonada, of |
Zion, underwent a miner surgical op-
eration on Friday and was discharg- |
ed the same day.
Harold Young,
admitted on Saturday
Jasper W. Gill, of Huntingdon, was
admitted on Saturday as a surgical
Mrs. Warren Markle, of Pleasant |
Gap, who had been a surgical pa-
tient, was discharged on Sunday.
John C. Bair, of Bellefonte, a clerk
at the post office, who had been un-
dergoing medical treatment for sev-
eral days, was discharged on Sunday.
Victor Kohn, of Bradford, a stu-
dent at Penn State, was discharged on
Sunday after receiving surgical treat-
Elliot Hollobaugh, of Coleville,
was discharged on Sunday after hav-
ing undergone surgical treatment.
Mrs. Elizabeth McGowan, of Mo-
shannon, who had been a medical pa-
tient, was discharged on Sunday.
Elliot Hollabaugh, of Coleville,
Bellefonte’s sea food merchant, was
admitted on Sunday for medical
treatment, having what is believed to
be an attack of dropsy.
Mrs. A. Y. Williams, of Unionville,
was admitted Monday for surgical
treatment. ;
John Smead, of Bellefonte, was dis-
charged on Monday after receiving
medical treatment.
Mrs. Clara Irvin, of Pennsylvania
Furnace, was discharged on Monday
after undergoing surgical treatment
for the past six weeks.
——Richard Markle, a member of
the 4-H club of Centre county, is
among the accredited leaders in but-
terfat production in the State for the
month of December, as announced by
J. F. Kein, of State College, assist-
ant club leader. Richard's Holstein
cow produced 1243 pounds of milk
and 42.26 pounds of butterfat. He is
the only club member in Centre coun-
ty to be listed among the leaders.
for surgical :
-—According to weather records’
this has been the longest continuous
cold spell since 1913. If prognosti-
cators know what they are talking
about it is to be broken today.
on Thursday of last !
of Bellefonte, was |
, ASKEY.—John T. Askey, almost a
lifelong resident of Centre county, '
daughter, Mrs. Darrin Monkman, at
Buffalo, N. Y.
A son of James and Mary Michaels
Askey, he was born at Pine Glenn,
Centre county, on April 5th, 1857,
hence was 71 years, 10 months,
3 days old. Mr. Askey worked at the
coal mines in his early years and
later located in Philipsburg where he
was in the employ of the Penn Public
Service company. During the past
| three years he had lived in Buffalo.
| Fifty years ago he married Miss
| Bertha Porter who survives with the
following children: Mrs. Leonaid
| Rosenburg and Mrs. Darrin Monk-
i Clearfield; Max M., of Columbia, S.
C.; Grey C. and Dr. Charles Askey,
of Bedford; Mrs. J. W. White, of Mor-
risdale; Mrs. Charles Orton, of Lyle,
Wash., and Mrs. Charles Shope, of
East Liverpool, Ohio. He also leaves
three brothers and one sister, Wil-
‘liam Askey, of Karthaus; Curtin and
i Robert, of Pine Glen, and Mrs. Mary
Black, of Renovo.
The remains were taken to Morris-
dale where funeral services were held
at noon on Monday, burial being
, made in the Askey cemetery.
I 1
NOLAN. — Mrs. Jennie Nolan, widow
| of Simon Nolan, died at her home in
| Philipsburg, on Tuesday of last week,
| following an illness of three years, al-
though her condition did not become
She was a daughter of Henry S.
and Nancy Cowher and was born at
Port Matilda on February 5th, 1855,
hence was exactly 74 years old, as
her death occurred on the annivers-
ary of her birth. She married Mr. No-
lan on January 2nd, 1879, and all
their married life was spent in
Philipsburg. Her husband died in
March, 1918, but surviviing her are
the following children: Gray M. No-
lan, at home; Mrs. Harvey Bock, of
Clearfield county; Mrs. Wesley B.
Lansberry, of Woodland, and Sarah
V., at home. She also leaves one
brother and two sisters, John T. Cow-
her, living near Bellefonte; Mrs. P.
W. Young, of Port Matilda, and Mrs.
James Northamer, of South Philips-
She was a lifelong member of the
Methodist church and Rev. S. B.
Evans had charge of the funeral ser-
vices which were held at 2 o'clock on
Friday afternoon, burial being made
in the Phitipthurs cemetery.
|! i
POORMAN. —Mrs. Sarah A. Poor-
man, widow of the late Michael Poor-
man, died at her home in Coleville,
last Friday, as the result of a gener-
(al breakdown in health, aged 87
i years, 4 months and six days. A good
part of her married life was spent in
| Boggs township but of late years she
{had lived in Coleville. She wis a
member of the United Brethren
church and during her active life a
| faithful attendant.
Her husband died twenty-one years
{ago but surviving her are nine chil-
!dren, as follows: Allen Poorman, of
| Milwaukee, Wis; Harry, of Philips-
burg; Lepiel, of Huntngdon; Fred
| of Pittsburgh; Edward, of Akron,
; Ohio; Mrs. Augustus Wion, of Al-
! toona; Mrs. John Hartsock, of Wik
| liamsport; David, of Tyrone, and
{ Charles, at home.
| Rev. William Snyder, of the Unit-
ed Brethren church, had charge of
| the funeral services which were held
at her late home on Monday after-
noon, burial being made in the Ad-
| vent cemetery, in Boge township.
! VAUGHN.—Mrs. Luclida Vaughn,
| wife of William Vaughn, died at her
{ home at Retort, last Fr iday morning,
| following less than a week's illness
| with pleuro-pneumonia.
She was a daughter of George and
Jane Cowher and was born at Flat
i Rock, near Port Matilda, on March
: 12th, 1867, making her age 61 years,
10 months and 27 days. She was the
last of a family of twelve children.
Forty-two years ago she married
William Vaughn who survives with
the following children: Mrs. Charles
G. Garrett, of Canton, Ohio; Mrs.
John W. Sweigart, of Ardmore; Mrs.
Ralph Harvey, of Philipsburg;
Miss Ruth, at home.
She was a member of the United
Brethren church, at Sandy Ridge,
where the funeral services were held
made in the Umbria cemetery,
Osceola Mills.
LINDA Outen i Lindsay,
many years ago a resident of Belle-
fonte for a brief time, died on Satur-
day, at his home in Ambridge, Pa.
following an illness of some months,
aged 74 years. The Lindsay family
lived for many years in Houtzdale
where Mr. Lindsay conducted a jew-
elry store. From Houtzdale they mov-
ed to Johnstown and a few years ago!
to Ambridge. Mr. Lindsay married |
who survives with one son, Dr. J. V. |
Lindsay, of Ambridge. Burial was |
made in Johnstown on Tuesday.
NEFF.—Richard Bdinona Neff, in-
fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Neff,
died on February 1st, at the home of |
Mrs. Neff’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Davidson, at Milesburg, fol-
lowing a brief illness with the flu and
the mumps. The child was born on
October 19th, 1928, hence was aged
3 months and 13 days. Burial was
made on Sunday, February 3rd.
| MOORE.—John Daniel Moore,
lifelong resident of Potter township, !
died last Friday, following an illness !died on Tuesday of last week, at the
of some weeks, at the home of his’
critical until a week before her death. .
Sam- |
uel E. and William, of Retort, and
at three o'clock on Sunday afternoon,
by Rev. J. P. Rauch, burial being
Miss Elizabeth Campbell, of Bellefonte |
home of his son, T. L. Moore, 1n'
| Centre Hall, as the result of a stroke
Lof paralysis sustained the Thursday
previous. He was unconscious from
the day he was stricken until his
tilda Hockman Moore and was born
on what is now the Dr.
east of Centre Hall,
1851, hence had reached the age of
‘77 years, 10 months
farm. He was a member of the Meth-
odist church, upright and. honorable
at all times,
{ He married Miss Sarah Toner who
died two months ago and his only
survivors are the son, with whom he |
made his home, two grand-children |
(and one sister, Miss Eliza Moore, in
‘the Phoebe home, at Allentown.
{ Funeral services were held in the
‘Methodist church, Centre Hall, last
Friday afternoon, burial being made
in the Centre Hall cemetery.
MENSCH.—Robert Warren Mensch
“died of a heart attack, at his home
in Aaronsburg, at 2 o'clock on Tues-
day night.
several months but at that his death
i was sudden and unexpected.
A son of Lewis and Sarah Harter
Mensch he was born at AaronShurg
on March 17th, 1870, hence was 58
years, 11 months and 25 days old.
For a number of years past he was in
the employ of the State Highway De-
partment as caretaker of the high-
way from Spring Mills to the Union |
county line. He was a member of
the Lutheran church all his life. He
married Miss Annie Weaver who sur- |
vives with one son and a daughter,
LeRoy Mensch, of Altoona, and Mrs.
John Bower, of Aaronsburg. He al-
so leaves two brothers, Charles F.
Mensch, of Bellefonte, and Harry H.,
of Sunbury.
Funeral services will be held at his
late home at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning by Rev. Louis V. Lesher,
burial to be made in the Salem Luth-
eran church cemetery.
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ZERBY.—Mrs. Anna Mary Zerby,
wife of Howard P. Zerby, died at her
home at the Nittany Inn, at Nittany,
at 4:45 o'clock on Sunday evening i
following an illness of about a year.
although her condition did not be-
come alarming until two days before
her death.
She was a daughter of Wilson and
Sarah Webb and was born at Lime
Ridge, Columbia county, on October
10th, 1863, hence was 65 years and
4 months old. Practically all her
married. life had been spent at Nit-
tany and vicinity. Surviving her are
her husband and two daughters, Mrs.
Russell Keister, of Clintondale, and
Mrs. W. B. Strunk, of Nittany.
She was a member of the Evan-
gelical church and Rev. Yingling, of
Howard, had charge of the funeral
services which were held on Tuesday
afternoon, burial being made in the
Zion cemetery.
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EMENHIZER. —William C. Emen-
hizer, a well known resident of Bald
Eagle valley, died at his home at Mt.
Eagle, on Tuesday of last week, as
‘ the result of an affection of the heart,
aged 76 years. He is survived by
his wife, one son, J. W. Emenbhizer, of
Fleming; one sister and three broth-
ers, Mrs. Catherine Packer and
George Emenhizer, of Orviston; Har-
ris, of Flemington, and Jacob, of
Runville. Rev. Smith, Methodist
minister at Howard, had charge of
the funeral services which were hela
on Friday, burial being made in the
Curtin cemetery.
: Wiridl au Wherry, a re-
cluse who lived in a little cabin a
mile north of Waddle, was found deal
in his home on Wednesday afternoon,
and first reports intimated that it
might have been a case of murder
but a thorough examination disprov-
ed this theory. The man evidently died
from a heart attack. He was about
sixty years old and so far as known
had no family connections. Nothing
definite is yet known as to his fun-
eral or place of burial.
I} Il
old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Speece,
of Spring township, died on Saturday
after a brief illness. The parents and
two children survive. Burial was
‘made in the Union cemetery on Mon-
| Spring street, entertained the Wo-
'man’s Home Missionary society of
last Friday
the Methodist church,
evening. Nineteen members were
| present and the topic under discus- |
|sion was “The coming of human |
brotherhood.” Six new members were
received, as follows: Mrs. George E.
' Reiter, Mrs. Elwood Johnson, Mrs. |
| Frank Houser, Mrs. Melvin Cherry,
Mrs. Charles Saxion and Miss Ida
Showers. Refreshments were served
‘by Mrs. Johnson.
ty le ied
——Elliott Hollabaugh has asked |
|us to state that while he is in the
hospital for treatment his sea food |
market under the Governor Cafe, on
Allegheny street, will be open as us-
ual. A competent person will be in
charge to serve his patrons.
on —The Latrobe Fishing and
| Hunting club has withdrawn its ap-
peal in the case against the John
Decker estate and will abide by Judge
Fleming's decision.
He was a son of Fayette and Ma-
Leib farm,
on April 30th,
and 5 days.
{ Practically all his life was spent on a °
He had been ailing for
SPEECE.— Paul Speece, two year
——Mrs. Glenn Johnson, of north !
' Collector Will Help Make Out Your
Income Tax Schedule.
Toner A. Hugg, Deputy Collector
of Internal Revenue, will sit at the
following places to instruct income
tax payers in preparing their returns,
also for the purpose of receiving re-
turns and taking affidavits:
Philipsburg, February 25th and
26th, Moshannon Bank building.
Lock Haven, February 27th, 28th,
and March 1st, Post Office building.
| Mileshurg, March 2nd, Revenue of-
Bellefonte, March 4, 5 and 6, ‘’ourt
i Renovo, March 8th and 9th, Y. M.
.C. A.
i Jersey Shore, March 11th, Picker-
ing hotel.
| Williamsport, March 12, 13, 14, 15,
| Federal building.
| Very few changes have been made
in the law. In filing 1928 returns the
not important and about the only
ones, are the increase in the maxi-
mum earned income credit allowed.
(this has been increased to $30,000.-
: 00 instead of $20,000.00 as heretofore
allowed) and the corporation tax
rate has been changed to twelve per
cent, instead of thirteen and one-half
per cent.
The liability for returns is as fol-
lows: a single person with an income
‘of $1500, or a married person with an
income of $3500, or a gross income of
$5000, regardless, if married or single.
All corporations, partnerships or fi-
duciary are liable for returns. March
15th, at midnight, is the last date for
High School Students to Debate the
Baumes Law.
The Central Pensylvania interscho-
lastic debating league, composed of
teams from State College, Philips-
burg, Tyrone and Bellefonte High
schools, will hold their annual con-
tests this year on April 5th, 12th and
and 19th. The question selected for
the debate is “Resolved, that the life
term principle of the Baumes law, of
New York State, be adopted by other
. Commonwealths.” It has been decid--
ed to have one judge for all the de-
bates, and he will be requested to
state to the audience his reasons for
the decision he may render.
Bent L. Weaver Made Manager of
Potter-Hoy Hardware Store.
Bent L. Weaver has returned to
Bellefonte from Harrisburg to accept
the position of general manager of
the Potter-Hoy hardware store. He
came to Bellefonte on Wednesday
and at once entered upon his new
duties. Mr. Weaver was such an ac-
tive man, generally, while in Belle-
fonte in charge of the Titan Metal
company, that it is a source of grati-
fication to have him return.
——Mrs. Edwin Erle Sparks, for
sixteen years a member of the board , rrr
Perhaps We Became Unduly Alarmed.
1 of directors Bellefonte Chapter, D. A.
R., a State Regent, and untiringly
devoted to all constructive endeavors
of the Daughters, has been endorsed
as the candidate of the Pennsylvania
Chapters for the office of Historian
General, N. S, of D. A. R, in 1929.
By nature, environment and social
contacts Mrs. Sparks is peculiarly
fitted for such a post. Her lamented
hushand, Edwin Erle Sparks, presi-
dent of the Pennsylvania State Col-
lege, was an authority on the polti-
cal history of the United States and
Mrs. Sparks was his collaborator, so
that the D. A. R. might find in her
an unusual person for the importint
office of Historian ‘General.
i ——An extra cent tax on a gallon
of gas just naturally isn’t going to
please motorists much, but think of
the joy that is going to be taken out
of the College boy's life if that pro-
posed fine of $5.00 for soliciting a ride
becomes a law. The railroads and
bus operators are probably back of
the attempt to discourage hitch-hik-
ing. Be that as it may, such a law
might result in better scholastic
standing of many students. If it isn’t
so easy for them to get free trans-
portation hither and yon they’ll not
‘be encouraged to run away from
their books as much as they do.
——Gladys Shaw, fifteen year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Shaw, of Blue Ball, Clearfield county,
{for whom a State-wide search had
i been made since her disappearance
on December 8th, was found in a
arms hospital last week. Ac-
! cording to her story she had been
taken to Johnstown by a Mr. Short,
where they lived as man and wife un-
, til the girl became ill when Short de-
| serted her. The girl was discovered
by an uncle who sent her to the
‘hospital then notified her parents.
| Short has not yet been located.
a een
—The citizens of Spring Mills
and vicinity have sent a check for
| $134.00 to the Bellefonte fire depart-
| ment in appreciation of the trip the
| Logans made down there several
weeks ago when the town was threat-
ened with a disastrous conflagration.
A local gas dealer also presented the
| Logans with a tank of gas costing
| $4. 75 while they were there. Frank
Kohlbecker has sent a check for
| $25.00 as his expression of gratitude
for the services our firemen rendered
when his hotel was in danger several
weeks ago.
ete pe
~The forty days Lenten season : ‘onstrated by
| twenty- five years scarcely a suit of
began on Wednesday of this week.
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
‘published, though we will give the publie
the widest latitude in inveetive when the
subject is this paper or its editor. Con-
tributions will be signed or initialed, as
the contributor may desire.—ED.
Dr. Glenn Writes Briefly from Palm
The following brief letter from Dr.
W. S. Glenn, of State College, who is
sojourning for the winter at Palm
Beach, Florida, gives the impression
that that winter play-ground is not
as crowded as it has been during oth-
er seasons of his S stay there—Ed
Palm Beach, Florida
February 3, 1929
Dear Watchman
Would have written before this but
have been so busy since our arrival
here that only now do I have the lei-
sure to write these few lines.
We left State College Jan 10 at
1:30 and drove to Harrisburg, where
we spent the night. The second night
we were at Petersburg and the third
at Florence. Thence we drove to
Savannah for the fourth night and
the fifth was spent in St. Augustine.
We finished the 1350 mile trip the
next day at 4 p. m., having had de-
lighful weather all the way and all
over hard surfaced roads except
about forty miles.
hard rain that had fallen the day be-
fore we reached them.
Not a bit of rain fell on us, during
the entire trip, until we got a short
distance from here. It was only one
of those five minute Florida showers
and we realy enjoyed it.
We are in the same apartment we
occupied last year. During the storm
that played such havoc here the roof
was torn from it so that it had to be
replastered, painted and generally
gone over and is now practically a
new house. It was all ready for us
when we arrived.
The weather has heen fine ever
since we came. So comfortable that
we have not needed a hit of heat in
the house.
Many houses have been wrecked
beyond repair. Those of substantial
construction, however, seem to have
suffered little from the storm. I
have the impression that there are
not so many people here as usual.
Since it is the climate we come for
visitors, more or less, are of no con-
cern. And the climate is eternally
Fruits and vegetables are plentiful
and of good quality, though from
Vero south, on the east coast, or-
anges and grape fruit are scarce be-
cause so many of the trees were
blown away bythe storm. In all
other sections large crops are report-
The Watchman gets here regularly
on Monday morning and we syraly do
appreciate it.
Our comment last week on the
posible effect of the Supreme coutt
decision mm the Laura Wright case
against the Borough of Bellefonte
aroused muny property owners lo
discussion as to what danger they are
in because of improperly mairtained
Of course ours was only a lay opia-
on. Not being learned in the lw
we doubtless jumped at several con-
clusions that appeared very alarming.
Wednesday we received a letter
from a very eminent legal authority
that puts the matter in quite a dif-
ferent light than the one with which
we saw it. We publish the communi-
cation for the benefit of all property
owners in incorporated boroughs. It
is apparent from it that recovery for
damages for injuries sustained on a
fall on a sidewalk cannot be made if
the side-walks is reasonably smooth
—has no ridges in it. In other words,
if sleet or rain has fallen on your
side-walk and frozen so that it is so
slippery that dozens of people fall on
it, none of them can recover if it can
be shown that there were no ridges
or depressions in the pavement that
might have added to the menace that |
nature made it. The laws of Penn- '
sylvania, it appears, take into consid-
eration our peculiar climatic condi-
tions and do not hold property own- |
ers responsible for what nature does
February 13, 1929.
Editor Democratic Watchman,
Bellefonte, Pa.
Your striking article in last week's
edition stressing that heavy damages
threatened not only the borough but
each onwer of real estate because of
the grade and frequent icy condition
of our streets and pavements caused
by climatic conditions as well as re-
marks on the street, has made it ev-
ident that the result of some recent
litigation has caused considerable un-
While, of course, it is the duty of
the borough authorities and proper-
ty owners to keep the sidewalks in
as safe condition as is reasonably
possible, nevertheless the liability to
damages for injuries caused by fall-
ing pedestrians can easily be much
overestimated. The fact is that the
laws of our State make every allow-
ance for the results of our climate
and it is well settled, generally speak-
ing, that no damages will be allowed
to one injured by falling on an icy
or slippery pavement. To enable one
to recover against either the bor-
ough or the property owner, there
must be some element of negligence
that rarely occurs. Our judges and
the members of our bar, of course,
realize that in the great majority of
such accidents it would be useless to
| bring a suit. That this is so is dem-
the fact that in the last
Of the latter fif-
teen were a bit muddy because of a’
this nature has been begun, scarcely
anything has ever been recovered, al-
though upon our icy side hills there
are numerous falls and injuries, es-
pecially in our winter season. It is
an exceptional case where the courts
would allow a recovery.
I trust you will pardon this intru-
sion on your attention. Your comment
was in the right spirit, and it was
very well to give the note of caution.
I beg to remain,
Very respectfully yours,
John H. Dewiler, of Centre Hall,
was a guest of his sister, Mrs. A. W.
Miss Tammie Stover is housed up,
suffering from a large carbuncle on
her neck. We trust she may soon re-
~ Mrs. Jennie Sylvis has gone to
Millheim, where she will remain for
an indefinite time with Mrs. Carrie
J. H. Crouse is housed up again.
Having had the grippe he went about
his outdoor duties too soon and took
a relapse.
H. C. Stricker, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Bressler and family, of Burnham, and
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tressler and
family, of Williamsport, spent Sun-
day at the Stricker home.
E. E. Weaver and wife and great
nephew, James Ard, of Akron, and
Raymond Weaver and wife, of Buf-
falo, N. Y., were called home by the
death of James S. Weaver, who pas-
sed away February 6th, and was laid
to rest the 11th.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Stover, on
Thursday of last week received a
telegram conveying the word that
their son-in-law, Charles Rhodes, of
Youngstown, Ohio, had died Wednes-
day. He leaves his wife and four
children. Burial was made in Youngs-
town, Saturday. Owing to circum-
stances over which they had no con-
trol Mr. and Mrs. Stover were not
able to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Cora Moist and daughter,.
Miss Clara Moist, of Charleston, W..
Va., Mrs. William Summers, of Clear-
field and her daughter, Mrs. Sarah
Caldwell and daughter Mary Ellen,
Altoona, made a brief visit with Mrs.
Moist’s aunts and uncles, Mrs. John
Wolf, Miss Eliza Summers and De-
Witt and Charles Summers, on Fri-
day of last week. It has been some
thirty years since Mrs. Moist was in.
Word has been received that T. W..
Kramer, of Rosencrans, a former resi-
dent of this place and brother-in-law
of A. S. Stover, had met with a seri-
ous accident while working on a
building up in Warren. Mr. Kramer"
fell, breaking both legs and injuring
his shoulders. When word was re-
ceived the plaster casts were about to:
he taken off. He was taken to his
home. His many old friends in this
locality trust he may have a speedy
and full recovery
Wednesday ceoning of last week
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Stover invited a
few of their Ati in for an even-
ing of social intercourse and games.
which everyone present greatly en-
joyed. Those* present were Mr. and
Mrs. Stover and son John, Mr. and’
Mrs. George KE. Stover, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Best, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas:
{ Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boyer and
daughter Ruth, Mrs. J. F. Burd and
Miss Jennie Hull. Mrs. Stover served’
delicious refreshments consisting of
ice cream, cake, crackers, candy and
ntsc. tenn fy Mf eer ee.
Not One in Three Are Punished.
The first statistical survey on crime
in Pennsylvania shows fewer than.
one of every three persons indicted
for major offenses are being punish-
The findings, included in the report
of the Legislature Crime Commission
submitted to the General Assembly"
were based on investigations of the:
dispositions of 43,919 cases which had’
their origin in 1926. That was the
last year in which a complete follow--
up could be made of the indictments
until the present, the report said.
“One thing is certain,” the report
‘ continued, “either the police arrest
on totally insufficient evidence or
. these lower courts though inefficiency:
or political expediency are failing la-
mentably in doing their duty’ to the
public. A chain is as strong; as its:
i weakest link, and the strength of
| criminal justice depends in large part
on two links—its police and minor
| judiciary.”
Violations of the prohibition laws
| were not included in the detailed
study of a criminal case from its in-
i ception to disposition, ‘because this:
| was too large a subject for us to un-
| dertake at this time,”’ according to-
| the report. It was found, however,
| that liquor law violators were the
greatest single class of criminals to
be remanded to grand juries.
{ Every Friday evening at 7:30, dur--
ing the season of Lent, there will be
a short devotional service in St.
John's Episcopal church with guest
preachers occupying the pulpit. The
special preacher this (Friday) even-
ing will be the Rev. Richard A.
Hatch, rector of St. Luke's church,
Altoona. Next Friday evening the
preacher will be the Rev. Malcolm De
Pui Maynard, of Grace church, Ridg-
way, a former rector of St. John’s
9:30 A. M. Bible School.
10:45 A. M. Morning Service; Ser-
mon: “The Savior Sufferer For Sin.”
6:15 P. M. Catechetical Class.
7:30 P. M. Vesper Service; Sermon:
“Christ’s Sympathy With Sins Suf-
Clarence EF. Arnold, Pastor.
“The next person,” said the Judge,
“who interrupts the trial will be sent
“Hurrah,” yelled the prisoner.