Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, July 19, 1929, Image 4

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    Pec tian
Bellefonte, Pa., July 19, 1929.
P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Editer
Te Correspondents.—No communications
published unless accompanied by the real
mame of the writer.
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ROSSMAN.—Mrs. Mary Lydia| BURD.—Mrs. William Burd died at
Rossman, widow of the late Josiah [her home in Penn township, on July
Rossman, of Haines township, -passed-| 8th, following an illness of some
away at 7:30 o'clock on Monday | weeks. She was born in Miles town-
morning, at the home ~ of her son, ship and was 56 years, 3 months and
John B. Rossman, on east Bishop {29 days old. She was a member of
street, Bellefonte, as the result of a ; the Coburn Evangelical church, the
complication of diseases. She had Lodge of Rebekahs and the P. O. of
not been in good health for several | A. Surviving here are her husband
years and in the spring sold her home and the following children: Mrs. L.
in Aaronsburg and came to the home Musser, of Woodward; Daniel Burd,
of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Corman, | of Plainfield, N. J.; Edward E. of
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Paid ig dn vance of year - Ri in Bellefonte. Less than two weeks Stanton, Miss.; and Paul, at home.
_ Paid after expiration of year - 2.00 ago she went to the home of her son | Funeral services were held in the Co-
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Items from the Watchman
July 18, 1879.
issue of
President Downing, of the Snow
Shoe Railroad Co., with his family, is
now sojourning at the Clingle-
clamooch house, in Snow Shoe, under
the kindly care of Ed Nolan and his
good wife. Mr. Stephenson, treasurer
of the Bound Brook road, is also
Mr. Morris Cowdrick’s latest archi-
tectural achievement was a fifteen
pound baby gal that put in an appear-
ance last Saturday.
Fifty years ago Bellefonte had four
trains a day over the Bald Eagle Val-
ley railroad. They arrived at 6:33
and 10:03 in the morning and at 4:35
and 8:32 in the evening.
' Wheat is $1.05, corn 50c, oats 30 c.
and new potatoes $1.00 a bushel.
Capt. Austin Curtin is going to try
raising tobacco on his bottom land
along the Bald Eagle. He received
twelve thousand plants from Lock
Haven recently.
* Clearfield pays the principal of her
schools $125.00 per month. The sal-
aries of the other teachers range
from $30 to $45.
The casting house and foundry at
the Howard iron works were destroy-
ed by fire last Tuesday.
A terrific storm passed over the
county last Friday afternoon. Per-
sons who were in the grain fields
threw themselves flat on the bosom
of mother earth in order to escape
being carried away; families sought
the safety of their cellars, some
houses were demolished, many barns
unroofed and whole orchards uproot-
ed. In several instances farm fencing
was carried so far away that the
owners have not been able to locate
it yet.
Jonas Stine, of Patton township,
fell from a cherry: tree, one day last
week, and was seriously hurt.
The grasshoppers are destroying
almost everything in the way of veg-
etation. In some parts of the county
they have eaten all the grass and
corn and are now working industri-
ously on the fruit trees.
- On Monday Mrs. Christian Derr, of
this place suffered a sunstroke and
the same day Wiss Snowden, the
music teacher, fell over from the
same cause.
Mr. Johnston, living on one of the
farms of Hale and Beaver, in Fergu-
son township, fell from a cherry tree
last week and was seriously injured.
On Saturday morning a tramp, who
Had spent the night in Johnston's
barn, asked permission to pick a mess
of cherries, climbed the same tree
and soon came tumbling down, break-
ing his wrist and fracturing one of
his legs.
Two ladies from Memphis, Tenn.,
have arrived in Eagleville, this coun-
ty. They fled the southern city be-
cause of the yellow fever scourge
there. -
MA DE tn fg roi Ati.
On Tuesday evening of this week,
fifty-two employees of the Federal
Match corporation motored to the Lo-
cust Inn, at Martha Furnace, for
their second monthly safety, welfare
and good will meeting. A wonderful
supper of baked ham and everything
that goes with it was served at eight
o'clock, after which the meeting was
called to order. A report of acci-
dents at the plant for the first six
months of the year was read. They
have an enviable record. With two
hundred employees, there were only
twenty-two minor accidents reported,
only three of which necessitated lost
time, and of these two were for less
than a week, and one for about thir-
ty days
The guest of the evening, Rev.
Thena, followed this with one of his
splendid talks on good fellowship and
what it means to be your brother’s
keeper in industrial life. There were
also several short talks by different
employees along the same lines.
In a very short time these meetings
have become so popular, and the good
results are so easily seen, that there
isn’t any doubt about continuing
them and having them bigger and
better each time.
react A nt ser
——County poultrymen will be in-
terested in knowing that county
agent, R. C. Blaney, has arranged for
two caponizing demonstrations next
week. The first will be held at the
S. G. Walker farm at Spring Milis at
four o’clock next Monday afternoon.
The other will be at S. B. Wasson's,
at State College, at nine o'clock,
Tuesday morning, July 23. Experts
will be in charge of the work and
other poultry problems will also be
township on May 22nd, 1858, hence
where her condition became much burn Evangelical church, July 12th,
worse and where she finally passed by Rev. H. C. Klepfer, burial being
away. | made in the Wolf's chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Rossman was born in Gregg Hl Il
FURST—Mrs. Jennie Beaver Furst,
had reached the age of 71 years, 1 widow of the late Cline G. Furst Esq.,
month and 24 days. Practically al] |died at her home in Lock Haven, on
her life was spent in Gregg and Saturday morning, aged 88 years.
Haines townships. She was a meni- | She was a native of Lewisburg and
ber of St. John’s Reformed church, at a graduate of Bucknell University.
Aaronsburg. Her husband passed: She married Mr. Furst in 1865 and
away two years ago but surviving her | had been a resident of Lock Haven
are two daughters and thrae sons, 'ever since. She was a member of the
Mrs. H. E. Corman, of Bellefonte; , Presbyterian church and for over sev-
Mrs. J. S. Burd, of Aaronsburg; John | enty years had been a teacher in the
B. and Elmer C. Rossman, of Beiie- Sunday school. Burial was made on
fonte, and Abner W., of Hazleton. Monday.
She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Is- | Il hol
rael Spayd, of Centre Hall, and Mrs. | BATCHELER.—Simler Batcheler,
Samuel Fredericks, of Farmer's Mills, | who for many years has been identi-
as well as thirteen grand-children &ed with the business and economic
and three great grand-children. | life of Philipsburg, died at his farm
Brief funeral service was held at | home, near that town, on Tuesday af-
the Rossman home, at 9:30 o'clock | sernoon, as the result of a general
yesterday morning, after which the breakdown. He was born in Philips-
remains were taken to Farmers Mills Tourg almost seventy-five years ago
were regular services were held in the and spent his entire life there. Sur-
Union church. Rev. G. A. Fred Greis- | viving him are his wife and six chil-
ing was in charge and was assisted dren. Burial will be made this after-
by Rev. Robert Thena, of Bellefonte. noon.
There will be a big time at Pine
Grove Mills, Saturday of next week,
when a joint reunion of the old stu-
dents of the Pine Grove Mills Acad-
emy and the well known Fry family
will be held on the old academy
grounds. That it will be a big gath-
ering is an assured fact at this time.
Many old students of the academy are
scattered throughout the land and a
large per cent. of them will doubtless
return to Pine Grove for this reunion,
which will be only the fourth ever
As to the Fry family, the ramifica-
tions of its connections are so extend-
ed throughout the old-time families
of the western end of the county that
there is no means of accurately cal-
culating the number in the clan. The
dean of the family, of course, is the
versatile Capt. William H. Fry, of
Pine Grove Mills, who celebrated the
86th anniversary of his birth yester-
day. He is native to the sail of
Ferguson township and has taken
such a personal interest in the life of
the entire community all his life that
he is virtually the “father” of that
The Pine Grove Academy dates
back to 1852 when it was established
by Thomas B. Patton, William Burch-
field and William Murray. The first
principal was a Mr. Ward, who re-
mained two years and was succeeded
by a Mr. Campbell, who was in
charge one year. The services of
Prof. J. E. Thomas were then secured
and he was the principal until his
death in 1872. During his long term
Burial was made at Farmers Mills.
ll I
ARCHEY.—John Kelly Archey,
member of the well known Archey
family of Spruce Creek valley, died !
at his home at Martinsburg, Blair |
county, on Wednesday night of last
week, as the result of heart disease.
He was a son of George and Mary
Archey and was born at Graysville
on January 15th, 1874, hence was in |
his 56th year. His boyhood days were
spent on the homestead farm and in |
attending the public schools. Later |
he attended Juniata college and the |
Lock Haven State Normal, after
which he engaged in teaching. He
taught school six years then went to !
Altoona and entered the service of
the Pennsylvania Railroad company
as a brakeman. Six years later he
was promoted to a conductor and for
sixteen years ran on the Pittsburgh
division. ‘He was retired two years
ago owing to failing health.
He was a member of the Memorial
church of the Brethren. the Martins-
burg school board, Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, Order of Railway
Conductors and P. R. R. relief asso-
ciation. ;
. In November, 1905, he married
Miss Eliza Harshberger who survives
with one daughter, Mary Alice, at
home. He also leaves two brothers
and four sisters, T. Linn Archey, of
Mount Union; H. C., of Franklinville;
Mrs. Elizabeth Deeters, of Pennsyl-
vania Furnace; Miss Ella, of Mar-
tinsburg; Mrs. Kate Johnson, of Jun-
iata Gap, and Miss Carrie Archey, of
Altoona. Burial was made in the
Fairview cemetery, at Martinsburg,
on Saturday afternoon.
MEEK.— Mary Martha Cross,
wife of Dr. Reuben H. Meek, of Avis,
died at their home in that place Wed-
nesday evening, at seven-thirty. She
had been ill for about three years
with what remains an undiagnosed
affection of the bone structure. Spe-
cialists all over the country were in-
ly unable to correct a condition that
would prevent the bones from break-
ing at the slighest pressure. :
Mrs. Meek was a daughter of Cor-
nelius and Jane Hartsock Cross and
was born near Stormstown March 16,
1878. She was a woman of rare per-
sonal charm and after her marriage
and location at Avis became promi-
nent in both the social life and church
work of that place. She was a meni=
ber of the Methodist church and
Ivanhoe chapter of the Eastern Star
at Jersey Shore. On September
23, 1908, she was married to Dr.
R. H. Meek, at Waddle, and he sur-
vives. They had no children. Two
half sisters, Mrs. H. S. Taylor, of
Bellefonte, and Miss Della Cross, of
Galen Hall, Wernerville, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at her
“Through the Eyes of Kiwanis”
was the subject of the talk given by
Kiwanian Herman Gohn, pastor of
the First Lutheran church of Lock
Haven, before the Bellefonte Kiwanis
club at its luncheon, Tuesday, at the
Brockerhoff hotel.
In a well prepared speech, punctu-
ated here and there with humorous
sketches, Reverend Gohn pointed out
and laid due emphasis upon several
of the principles for which Kiwanis
stands and what influence these prin-
ciples have upon the Kiwanian. The
speaker explained that the two ele-
ments that are outstanding in char-
acterizing Kiwanis are the inspiration
it provides and the influence whic" it
W. Harrison Walker, president cf
| the Bellefonte club, appointed Arthur
: Hewitt, Jr., as chairman of the new
i Boy Scout committee which is further
composed of Jesse Caum, Rev. Robert
Thena, Philip H. Johnston, and G.
Oscar Gray. This committee expects
| to bring about a reorganization of the
local troop in the near future.
| Among. the visitors at the luncheon
were Kiwanians John ‘Hafer and M.
B. Meyer, of State College, Kiwanian
J. P. Dennehey, of Lock Haven, J. C.
Scholl, of the Altoona club, and C. S.
, Thomas, of Potter's Mills.
ns eens po etn
——Records for having traveled
the farthest distance to attend the
| twentieth annual summer session of
the Pennsylvania State College, go to
' Miss Louisa Palmer, a young school
i teacher from the sun-baked sands of
: Honolulu, and a young physician,
| Glenn E. Stevens, from the Univer-
sity of Prague, Czechoslovakia, who
{ as just completed four years of
| nedicine and will receive his bache-
| “or degree from Penn State at the
summer session commencement next
| month. Mr. Stevens, whose home is |
t ted in the case but seemd utter- ‘in Scranton, Pennsylvania, completed
Sree | the pre-medical course at Penn State :
jn 1920 and has just recently gradu- |
ated in medicine from Prague Uni-
versity. Miss Palmer, a native Amer-
ican, is head of Hanahauloe school in
Honolulu. She is enrolled in the in-
| stitute of progressive education at
Penn State.
——On Sunday afternoon
Harry Zimmerman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Zimmerman, of Reynolds ,
avenue, was hit by an automobile op-
erated by Philip Bickett, son of Mr.
land Mrs. W. W. Bickett, as he was
| going out of the avenue onto Willow-
bank street. The child was dragged
| about fifty feet before the driver got
his car stopped, but fortunately he
,was not run over. At first it was
‘not believed that he suffered any in-
- dist parsonage.
the Academy achieved distinction as
lone of the best educational institu-
| tions in its class in this section of the
Klinger—Bowmastier.— W. Donald
Klinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Klinger, of Bellefonte, and Miss Nel-
lie R. Bowmaster, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. S. F. Bowmaster, of Lock
Haven, were married at the Metho-
in Lock Haven, at
7:30 o'clock yesterday morning, by
the pastor, Rev. J. Merrill Williams.
Immediately after the ceremony a
wedding breakfast was served at the
home of the bride’s parents and later
the young couple left on a motor
wedding trip. On their return they
will locate in Bellefonte.
The bride is a graduate of the Lock
Haven High school and of late has
been employed as a stenographer in
the offces of the Fredericks Arma-
ture Rewinding company in Lock
Haven. The bridegroom is a gradu-
ate of the Bellefonte High school and
for several years past has been em-
ployed in the Willard clothing store,
Bellefonte. He is a member of Wetz-
ler’s Junior band and an industrious
young man. ; ou
| The Centre County Lime company
and the Chemical Lime company, on
Tuesday, asked the Public Service
Commission to grant them repara-
tions from several score railroads in
the State for excessive freight rates
charged for hauling lime products
from Bellefonte and vicinity to other
points in Pennsylvania. Last year
the Commission found the rates to
be too high and ordered the carriers
to reduce the charges and the present
‘proceeding asks return of the
amounts found to be excessive over
the period from 1925 to 1928.
William Folk is roofing the Luth-
eran parsonage.
Mr. and Mrs. Fernon Russell, of
Lewistown, were visitors in town last
Mrs. Alice Magoffin, of Hollidays-
, burg, is visiting among friends in this
, vicinity.
Misses Ellen and Cathryn Dale
spent Friday in Bellefonte and Pleas-
ant Gap.
Misses Mary Reish and Nora Miller
are visiting Mrs. Irvin Stover, at
Mrs. William Meyer went to Mill-
heim, Saturday, for a few days visit
with friends.
Miss Rachel Hunter returned, Tues-
day, from a week-end visit with
friends in Derry.
| Miss Thelma Smith is visiting her
late home this evening at seven-thir- | juries except cuts and bruises but an grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes,
ty. Saturday morning interment will
be made in Gray's cemetery, in Half-
moon Twp., at ten o'clock.
HOUSER.—John H. Houser died at
his home on south Allegheny street,
Bellefonte, on Tuesday of last week,
as the result of a stroke of paralysis
sustained the Thursday previous, al- | ward, Bellefonte, is out as a candi- |
though he had not been
health for six months.
He was a son of J. W. and Sarah
in good
| X-ray taken at the Centre County
| hospital, yesterday morning, disclos- |
| ed the fact that the bones of his right
| leg were broken in two places just
above the ankle. After taking the
| X-ray the boy was taken home.
remem fp A eee seen.
——Herman Cruse, of the West
; date for borough council on the Re-
( publican ticket, and his platform is
| American labor first and always on |
Musser Houser and was born in Ben- | the street and in every other borough daughter, of State College,
at Brunswick, Me.
{ Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coxey and chil-
dren, of Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
ICoxey and Mr. and Mrs. Olsen, of
Bellefonte, were guests at the Ishler-
Coxey home on Sunday.
| Mr. and Mrs. William Barrick, of
! Huntingdon, were week-end visitors
at the home of Harold Fisher.
Mrs. Edwin Dale entertained the
young ladies class of the Lutheran
Sunday school on Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Segner and
ner township over 56 years ago. He department. Mr. Cruse is circulating Sunday at the Charles Segner home.
was a painter and paper hanger by
occupation and worked at various
times in Bellefonte and at State Col-
lege. He married Miss Margaret
McMahon who survives with five
children, Miss Mary, of New York;
Sarah, John, Byron and Richard, all
at home. He also leaves his father,
living at State College, and two
brothers, Abram and Charles Houser,
both of Rockview.
Funeral services were held in the
Catholic church at 10 o’clock on Fri-
day morning, by Rev. Joseph Hesser,
of Snow Shoe, after which burial was
made in the Catholic cemetery.
his petition for signers. Up to Tues-
| day only three petitions were filed in
the county commissioner's office by
borough office seekers, those of W.
M. Bottorf and Charles
tor, and M. W. Williams, candidate
this year.
——Theodore Leathers and son
Friday, on the charge of bootlegging
and gave bail for their appearance af
the next term of court.
Schaeffer, |
Democratic candidates for tax collec-
for registration assessor in the North |
ward, providing one is to be elected '
| Bryan, of Howard, were arrested last |
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meyer enjoyed
a week-end visit at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. Lee Brooks, near
Spring Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. David Stuart and
daughter Martha, of Crafton, are
spending some time at the home of
Mrs. Emma Stuart.
Richard Goheen has accepted a po-
sition at Hollidaysburg, and, with Mrs
' Goheen, moved to that town, Tuesday,
‘where they will begin housekeeping.
Student nurses attending summer
session at State College are conduct-
ing a class here in the American Red
Cross, coming to town twice a week
'to meet the class.
UNIO. as
Mrs. John Huff, of Tyrone, is visit-
ing her children, Mrs. B. E. Holt and
Mrs. Joseph Barton.
Mrs. Jesse Irwin, who has been suf-
fering from summer grip for several
days, is slowly improving.
Mrs. Wilson Hall and little daugh-
ter, of Harrisburg, are visiting at the
home of grandpa E. T. Hall
Mrs. Mary Hall Williams, of Port
Matilda, has been helping care for
her grandmother, Mrs. Irwin, dur-
ing her sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kuntz and son,
of Toledo, Ohio, were callers, last
Thursday evening, at the home of
Mrs. Frances Hall.
Mrs. Sudie Wooden, Bellefonte, and
Mrs. June Martin Pascoe, of Los An-
geles, made a short visit among old
friends in our town last week.
Mr. Osra Hanscom, aged father of
Arthur Hanscom, was taken to the
hospital again, on Sunday, and is re-
ported as being in a very critical con-
Isaac Irwin, of Jersey Shore, was
a visitor at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Irwin, on Tues-
day. Also, Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Fry,
of Williamsport.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rumberger and
family, of Tyrone, and Mr. and Mrs.
Asbury Holderman, of Huntingdon,
were guests of Miss Laura Rumber-
ger, the fore part of this week.
The Dorcas Bible class held a meas-
uring social, last Friday evening, in
the community hall. They spent a
rery enjoyable evening, and also real-
ized a nice sum for their treasury.
Dr. Edward Russell and wife, of
Maine, while on their way to New
York State, stopped in our town for
a few hours, on Tuesday, and called
on a number of old friends and ac-
Last Sunday there was a happy
home gathering of the children and
' grand-children of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Brugger. George and family, of Can-
nonsburg, arrived at noon in their car
and brought home with them Martha
Rose Brugger, who had visited with
them for about ten days; also, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Waite, of Stormstown,
enjoyed the day at their parental
home. On Monday Dr. John Becker
and wife, of Philadelphia, nephew of
J. E. Brugger, arrived by auto to
spend a short time with relatives and
; Mariage Licenses.
Philip Nathaniel Rhinehart, of
Clearfield, and Helen Marie Woomer,
of Philipsburg.
Richard N. Gunsallus, of Detroit,
Mich., and Marie Bennett, of Runville.
Randall W. Meyer, of Coburn, and
Dorothy M. Campbell, of Williams-
Andy Joseph Kachik and Susan
Basalla, both of Clarence.
Joseph A. Basalla and Mary A.
Kirko, both of Clarence.
——Twenty fresh air children ar-
rived in Centre county, from New
York, on Wednesday. About fifteen
of the number will be entertained in
homes in and near Bellefonte during
the two weeks of their outing.
——Sixty-three applicants for an
auto driver's license were examined
by State highway natrolmen, in
Bellefonte, on Wednesday.
COMPANY a a ao
Tue Motor
Coach has opened a
means of travel for
every one.
Make the trip to
that you have always
wanted for
The most direct route to
these beautiful cities over
the historic and scenic
National Highway
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| EEE.
——Only two borough councilmen:
reported for the regular meeting, on
Monday evening, which of course,
was not enough to transact any busi-
ness. Former councilman Theodore:
Cherry was in evidence to make com-
plaint about the condition of north:
Thomas street and was informed that.
it will be fixed this week.
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