Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, September 05, 1930, Image 4

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Bellefonte, Pa., September 5, 1980.
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Democratic State Ticket.
For United States Senator
of Clinton County
For Governor
of Chester County
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Lancaster County
For Secretary of Internal Affairs.
of Cumberland County
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Items from the Watchman issue of
September 10, 1880.
—The Democrats of Philipsburg
and vicinity had a most enthusiastic
time at the poll raising in that place
last evening. The pole, one hundred
and twenty-five feet high, is a fine
specimen of hickory and it was
planted amid shouts "and cheers in
front of the Hancock and English
club room. The Philipsburg band
furnished the music for the occasion
and speeches were made by J. Frank
Snyder Esq. of Clearfield; Ex_Gov-
ernor Curtin, Gen. A. L. Pearson,
of Pittsburgh, and Hon. C. T. Alex-
ander, of Bellefonte.
—The Bellefonte Fencibles, or Co.
B, of this place, under the command
of Capt. Amos Mullen and Lieuts,
Potter and Hale, left for camp Alex-
ander Hayes, near Pittsburgh, on
Monday evening. In fact the en-
campment site is Braddock’s field,
made historical by the defeat of Gen-
Braddock there on July 9, 1755,
200 Men — ;
Thompson tee TacdyBy Se PonoEar
vania Furnace, Centre county. Steady
work and pay in cash every month,
—For the year ending June 30,
1880, the Bellefonte school district
paid $3250.00 - for wages to school
—Excursion tickets to the state
fair in Philadelphia, including ad-
mission to the fair, are only $19.75
for the round trip.
—Former sheriff Richard Conley
died at his home in Benner town.
ship on last Thursday. He was elect-
ed sheriff of Centre county in Octo-
ber, 1863, and served well for three
—Mrs. Hannah Otto, of
was stricken with
days ago.
—Mr. Richard Harris, better
known as “Dick,” has returned to
Bellefonte for the purpose of resum-
ing his former position at Valentine's
iron works,
—The town council, on Monday
night passed an act authorizing the
widening of the bridge over the
race on High street. This will be
an improvement ‘that the people have
sought for a long time.
—Mr. Benner Graham left on the
5:35 train, on Tuesday afternoon, for
Clearfield, where he was united in
marriage on Wednesday to Miss
Agnes Mullen, daughter of James
Mullen and a niece of Mrs, Brock-
erhoff, of this place. The Rev.
John Hewitt, of the Episcopal church,
accompanied the groom to Clearfield
and performed the ceremony at the
home of the bride's grand-mother,
Mrs. Lenich.
—The Patrons of Husbandry of
Centre county will hold their seventh
annual picnic on top of Nittany
mountain, midway between Pleasant
Gap and Centre Hall, on Thursday,
September 16. The speakers will
be David Wilson, of Erie; Charles
McCormick, of Lock Haven: Hons.
S. H. Yocum and C. T. Alexander,
of Bellefonte.
—Former Sheriff Edward Perks
die quite suddenly in Philipsburg last
Monday. He suffered a stroke of
apoplexy. Mr. Perks was once
sheriff of Clearfield county, a banker
in Philipsburg and several years ago
was proprietor of the Brockerhoff
house in this place.
—Mrs. Nancy D. Muffly died at
Snow Shoe Intersection, on Tues-
day, the 2nd inst. at the advanced
age of 70 years. She had been a
sufferer for a long time with heart
disease and some time ago her son,
Joseph R. Muffly, took his mother to
Philadelphia to be under the care of
Dr. R. M. Girvin one of the most
skillful physicians in that city. It
was of no avail, however, because
nothing could be done for her.
—Harry Johnston, of Philipsburg,
was badly hurt at camp Alexander
Hayes, Braddock Station. He is a
member of Co. BE. 5th Reg., and
Some say he is mortally injured.
—The Bellefonte public schools
paralysis a few
BURNET.—Katherine Wilson Cur-
tin Burnet died at her summer cot-
tage at Narragansett, R. I, Tuesday
morning, September 10. Since young
womanhood she had suffered with
rheumatism and its attendant com-
plications made her an invalid dur-
ing all the later years of life.
Mrs. Burnet was the youngest of
the family of the late Governor An-
drew G., and Mrs. Katherine Irvin
Wilson Curtin. She was born in
. Bellefonte May 2, 1859, and this was
her home until she married Moses
DeWitt Burnet, on May 2, 1888, and
went to Syracuse, N. Y. She was
just a young girl when her distin-
guished father was at the height of
his political career, consequently she
spent much of her early life in
Washington and abroad, while he
was Minister to Russia. It was in
that period that she was in school
in Paris and experienced the thrill
of having escaped from the city on
the last train that left there before
the Siege of Paris began.
Mrs. Burnet was one of the most
brilliant daughters Bellefonte has ever
known. Reared in an atmosphere of
culture, with all the advantages of
world-travel and contact with the
best in the social and diplomatic
circles of this and foreign countries,
and with an inborn flair for it all,
she was indeed an unusual woman.
Outstanding among the many charms
that were her's was a voice of rare
quality. Almost we can hear it sing-
ing now as it did in the days when
“if Kate Curtin will sing” any as-
semblage was enthralled.
She is survived by two daughters,
Katherine, Mrs. I. Prace Hazard, of
Narragansett; and Margaret, Mrs.
George Spencer, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
One brother, William Wilson Curtin,
of Philadelphia, and one sister, Mrs.
M. C. Breese, of Dowingtown, Pa.
also survive,
Services will be held at Narragan-
sett this afternoon. Her remains will
later be taken to Boston for crema-
tion. No arrangements have been
made for the interment.
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NUTTALL.— Mrs. Katherine Du-
Bree Nuttall, wife of L. W. Nut-
tall, for many years well known
residents of Philipsburg, died last
Saturday night, at her home in San
Diego, Cal., as the result of a stroke
of paralysis sustained three weeks
She was a daughter of Daniel and
Margaret DuBree and was born in
Bucks county on January 27th, 1860,
hence was in her 71st year. When
she was but tweve years old her
parents moved to Philipsburg and
there she grew to womanhood and
received her education in the public
schools. With the exception of a
brief period spent at Nuttallburg. W.
Va, she and her husband spent all
their married life in Philipsburg un-
til three years ago when they went
to San Diego. Mrs. Nuttall was a
member of the Presybterian church™
a member of the Moshannon chapter’
D. A. R. and the Current Events
club, of Philipsburg. She and her
husband had completed plans for a
visit back to Philipsburg when she
was stricken.
In addition to her husband she is
survived by one son, John Nuttall,
of San Diego, and one sister, Mrs.
George W. Ganoe, of Houtzdale.
Burial was made at San Diego on
Wednesday morning.
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ECKERT.—Mrs. Araminta Eckert,
wife of Harry T. Eckert, of Irwin,
Pa., died at the Clinic hospital,
Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday of
last week, as the result of a col-
lapse following an operation for an
inward goitre.
She was a daughter of Eli E.and
Lucretia Mott Erhard and was born
at Unionville 61 years ago. Most
of her married life had been spent
at Irwin, She was a member of the
Presbyterian church, the W. C. T.
U. and a great social worker in her
community. In addition to her hus.
band she is survived by three
daughters, Mis. Edward Corl and
Mrs. Everett McCall, of Trafford, and
Mrs. John Osborne, of Irwin. She
also leaves the following brothers
and sisters: R. A. Erhard, of AKron,
Ohio; Mrs, J. T. Brown and Mrs.
O. H. Snyder, of Trafford; E. W.
Erhard, of Greensburg, and Willis,
of Trafford.
Funeral services were held at the
Presbyterian church, in Irwin, last
Saturday, by Rev. Willis, burial be-
ing made in the Irwin cemetery.
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GEARHART.— Mrs. Myra Eliza.
beth Gearhart died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. H. J. Parsons, in
Altoona, on Sunday evening, as the
result of complications. She was a
daughter of Nathan and Hannah
Brooks Moore and was born at Pine
Grove Mills almost 77 years ago,
For more than fifty years she had
been a member of the Trinity Metho-
dist Episcopal church, of Clearfield,
where most of her married life was
spent. She is survived by six chil-
dren and one brother, E. S. Moore,
of Pine Grove Mills. Burial was
made in Clearfield on Wednesday.
will open on Monday, the 13th. Th
teachers selected for the year are:
Principal, D, M. Lieb; assiscant, Hen-
ry Wetzel and the Misses Rosa
Wood, Nannie McGinley, Lizzie
Swartz, Mary L. Nesbitt, Bella Ran.
kin, Anna Rankin, Annie McAffrey,
Mary Schrom and Carrie Humes.
Mr. Brooks will again teach the
colored school,
—Eggs are 10 cts a dozen, corn is
45 cts a bushel and new potatoes are
30 cts a bushel.
the tournament which began
BROWN. —Mrs. Della
Brown, wife of Homer Brown, pass.
ed away at her home at Glassport,
Allegheny ccunty, on Wednesday
night of last week, following ten
day’s illness with paralysis of the
She was a daughter of John and
Elizabeth Gettig Clark and was
born in Bellefonte on June 28th,
1885, hence was 45 years and 2
months old. All her girlhood life
was spent in Bellefonte. On August
17th, 1912, she married Homer
Brown, at Swissvale, and the great-
er part of their married life had
been spent at Glassport. She was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal
church and the Order of the Eastern
Star, of Wilkinsburg. In addition to
her husband she is survived by one
son, Robert Brown, She also leaves
the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Elizabeth Wyland, of Akron,
Ohio; Walter Clark, in California;
Richard, of Akron; Mrs. Frank Fry,
Mrs. John Gordon ‘and Mrs. Charles
Walters, all of Bellefonte. She also
leaves one half-brother, Charles Lose,
of Bellefonte.
The remains were brought to
Bellefonte, on Friday morning, and
taken to the home of Mr. Brown's
sister, Mrs. C. C. Rhoads, in her
apartment in the Potter-Hoy block,
where funeral services were held at
2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
Rev. Robert Thena had charge of
the services and burial was made
in the Union cemetery,
PR ANKLE, Yara % Sprankle,
a native of Bellefonte, died at his
home in Altoona, on Monday morn-
ing, as the result of a stroke of
paralysis sustained about six months
He was a son of Jacob and Sarah
Sprankle and was born in Bellefonte
on September 2nd, 1856, hence was
74 years old. His early life was
spent here but as a young man he
went to Altoona and secured a job
in the P. R. R. shops, where he
worked until his retirement ten
years ago. Shortly after that the
family moved to Bellefonte but in
1923 moved back to Altoona and had
lived there ever since.
Mr. Sprankle married Margaret
Kelley who survives with five chil-
dren, Joseph, Arthur, Miss Dorothy
and Albert Sprankle, all of Altoona,
and Edward, of Roaring Spring. He
also leaves two brothers and two
sisters, William Sprankle, of Belle-
fonte; Curtin, of Pittsburgh; Mrs.
Emma Garbrick, of Bellefonte, and
Mrs. James Sharp, of Pittsburgh,
He was a member of the Catholic
church and requiem mass was held
in the Sacred Heart church, Altoona,
at nine o'clock Wednesday morning.
Burial was made in the Calvary
cemetery, that city.
When Captain Diendonne Coste
and Maurice Bellonte, France's pre-
mier air aces, set their little scarlet
“Question Mark” down on the field
at Curtiss airport, Valley Stream, N.
Y., at 7:12 Tuesday evening, they
had accomplished something never
before done in the history of avia-
tion, They had made the first non-
stop flight westward over the At-
lantic ocean.
Just 37 hours and 18 minutes be- |
fore the two daring aviators had
left Paris in their Breguet sesqui
plane to make the 4100 mile dash
to return the thrilling call the Am.
erican boy, Charley Lindbergh, had
so unexpectedly made on Paris just
three years.
They had bad weather, rains fog
and unfavorable winds almost all
the way over but success was theirs
and America’s ace, Colonel Lind-
bergh, was the first to admit that
they had excelled even his spectac.
ular flight because the westward
hop, from Paris to New York, is far
more treacherous than the eastern
a ——— re ———
Hugh Quigley has been crowned
king of the turf on the Nittany golf
course for the season of 1930 by
winning the elimination contests from
J. Randall Miller, on Labor day. A
dozen or more players took part in
week and ended on Monday. Mr.
Miller was the 1929 champion and
was a close contestant for the
honors this year.
The grand jury convened, on
Tuesday, to consider the district at-
torney’s bills of indictment for the
September term of court. Thomas
A. Pletcher, of Howard, was ap-
pointed foreman by Judge M. Ward
Fleming, The list of bills prepared
by the district attorney numbers
seventy-two, the largest number for
any session of court in the history
of Centre county. With this unusual
amount of work ahead of it mem-
bers of the jury will have a busy
week of it.
Last Thursday, while Paul
Tressler, ten year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Boyd Tressler, of Walker town.
ship, was handling a 22 caliber tar-
get rifle the weapon was accidental-
ly discharged, the bullet penetrating
the left thigh of his 12 year old
brother Warren and coursing down-
ward came out the leg just above
the knee. The lad was brought to
the Centre County hospital and by
Wednesday had recovered sufficiently
to be taken home,
Mrs. W. A. Broyles will
The Bellefonte Academy will open
the fall session, on Thursday. Sep-
tember 11th, with perhaps the
strongest faculty in its history.
Young ladies as well as young men
in Bellefonte or Centre county will
be cordially welcomed to enjoy the
educational facilities this historic in-
stitution offers. Eleven experienced
and successful teachers for about
115 select students make the real
personal attention, in small classes,
the outstanding feature in the Acad-
emy’s work.
James R. Hughes, A. M., Headmaster,
(Princeton University.)
_ Language and Oratory.
Helen E. Canfield Overton,
(Formerly of Minneapolis City Schools.)
English Grammar, American History,
Civics, Commercial Law and Prob-
lems of Democracy.
Isabella S. Hill, Ph. B.,
(Wesleyan University, Columbia Univ.,)
English, Rhetoric and Literature.
Charles S. Hughes, A. B.,
(Princeton University.)
Junior Mathmetics.
Howard Thomas, A. B.,
(Bucknell University.)
Biology and Physical Geography
B. Ralph Summer, A. B.,
(Penna. State College.)
History, English History and
Plane Geometry.
Frederick D. Cockins, A. B., A. M.,
(Ohio State Univ., Univ. of Chicago
Columbia University.
Physics and Chemistry.
John P. Hoyt, B. S.,
(Middlebury College)
Higher Mathematics.
Sylvester V. Pauxtis, LL. B.,
(Dickinson College.)
Daniel N. Perkins, A. B.,
(University of New Hampshire.)
Latin and German
Albert Phelps Tuller, M. A.
Yale Univ., Univ. of Penna., Univ.
Chicago., Columbia Univ.
French and Spanish.
Sylvester V. Pauxtis,
Director of Athletics
a —
With the opening of the Bellefonte
Academy, next week, more or less
interest will naturally center on the
football possibilities. As it looks
now the attendance at the Academy,
this year, will considerably exceed
that of last year, and prospects are
bright for plenty of football mater-
ial, The new coach, Sylvester V.
Pauxtis, will arrive in Bellefonie
early next week, ready to start the
squad in training. George M. Hardy,
captain of the 1930 team, has been
a strong end on the team during
1928 and 1929, and will naturally
fill the same position this year. The
schedule so far arranged is as fol-
September. 27— Duquesne + University
Frosh at Bellefonte.
October 4—Western Maryland Frosh
at Bellefonte.
October 11—Open.
October 18—Bucknell
October 25—U. of P. Frosh, at Phila-
November 1—Carnegie Tech Frosh at
November 7—New York
Frosh at New York.
November 15—Open.
November 22—Temple University Frosh
at Bellefonte.
Frosh at Belle-
Out of work and out of money,
completely discouraged with life af-
ter tramping the streets of Philips-
burg for several months looking
for work, and worried because he
could not properly support his little
family. James Charles McCord com-
mitted suicide by shooting himself,
at his home at Point Lookout, last
Friday evening.
He was born at Black Moshannon
on July 18th, 1900, hence was only
a little over thirty years old. For
nine years he worked at the planing
mill, in Philipsburg, but lost his job
because of changes in the plant. In
1925 he married Miss Hilda Leighty,
at Saxton, and ever since they have
lived at Point Lookout. In addition
to his wife he is survived by three
children, Claire, Charles L. and
Almeda. He also leaves his mother,
Mrs. Barbara McCord, living at
Windber, one brother and a sister,
John McCord, of DesMoines, Iowa, and
Mrs. C. D. Fleck, of Rush township,
Rev. C. F. Kulp had charge of the
funeral services which were held on
Monday afternoon, burial being made
in the Philipsburg cemetery.
The forty-fifth annual convention
of the Woman's Christian Temper-
ance Union of Centre county will be
held in the M. E. church, at Pleas-
ant Gap, on Friday, September 12th.
A number of special numbers are
being prepared by a chorus under
the direction of Mrs. Grace Allis,
present a
plan for temperance work in the
county. A report of a most suc-
cessful year will be made by Mrs.
F. P. Keller.
All minigters of the county are
especially invited to attend the rec-
ognition service at the close of the
forenoon session. Rev. H. W., Oak-
wood will speak in the evening.
—Four new fraternity houses were
built at the Pennsylvania State Col-
lege during the summer.
Mrs. Vernon Williams and infant
son, of State College, were discharg-
ed on Monday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Free, of
State College, are rejoicing over the
arrival of a daughter, born at the
hospital on Monday of last week.
Mathias Packer, of Orviston, was
admitted on Tuesday of last week
as a surgical patient.
Dolores, six-weeks-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Cowher, of
Port Matilda, was discharged on
Tuesday of last week after having
undergone medical treatment.
Ray C. and Clair Miller, aged 6
and 8 years, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Miller, of Liberty township,
were discharged on Tuesday of last
week after having been surgical pa-
tients for several days.
Mrs. Doris M. Carver, of Bellefonte
R. F. D,, who had been under surgi-
cal treatment, was discharged on
Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Harry Confer, of Benner
township, was discharged on Tuesday
of last week after having undergone
medical treatment.
Miss Larissa Kachik, of Bellefonte,
was discharged on Tuesday of last
week after undergoing medical
Miss Grace Carson, of Bellefonte,
was discharged on Tuesday of last
week after undergoing surgical
Miss Maude L. Glenn, of State
College, who had been under surgical
treatment for some time, was dis-
charged on Tuesday of last week.
Joseph Quici, of Bellefonte, was
admitted on Wednesday of last
week for medical treatment.
Lieut. and Mrs. Homer Ambrose,
of State College, are the parents of
a baby born at the hospital on Wed.
nesday of last week.
Mrs. Herbert M. Kinley, of State
College, who had been a surgical
patient, was discharged on Wed-
nesday of last week.
Alfred Meter eight-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs, Frank Meter, of Spring
township, was admitted on Wednes-
day of last week for surgical treat.
Helen R. Irconi, of Boggs town-
ship, was discharged on Thursday
after undergoing treatment.
Wayne, eleven year-old-son of Mr.
and Mrs. Boyd Tressler, of Walker
township. was admitted on Thurs-
day for surgical treatment.
such able
funny men as Charlie Ruggles and
Frank Morgan and put them in a
play with the hilarious possibilities
which “Queen High” provides, you
need nothing more for an evening’s
first class entertainment. Paramount
has taken just those ingredients and
a whole bagful more in filmicating
the explosion of laughs that is
“Queen High” which will be seen at
the Richelieu theatre Monday and
Tuesday of next week.
Ruggles and Morgan are the part-
ners in a garter-producing business
who know how to support ladies
garments with their wares but who
do not know how to support each
other’s opinions with any degree
of pacificism. After many fights their
lawyer suggests that they each
draw a hand of poker to determine
who will be the other's butler.
Ruggles loses and thereafter is the
manservant in the home of Morgan.
Laugh follows laugh as the humor-
ous situations pile up in swift
tempo. But the luckless Ruggles
learns of a way to end all of Morgan’s
lordly ordering about. He makes up
to his master’s wife. That fetches
the indignant Morgan. In fact it
nearly drives him cuckoo.
“Queen High” is sparkling diver-
tisement, well worth your time.
Troupe—Gulbrandsen.—William B.
Troupe. son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
H. Troupe, of Bellefonte, and Miss
Erna Gulbrandsen, daughter of Mrs.
R. A. Larsen, of Brooklyn and Buf-
falo, N. Y. were married at the
parsonage of the Union church,
Brooklyn, last Saturday. ~The cere-
mony was followed by a reception
at the Bossert hotel, Brooklyn. Mr.
and Mrs. Troupe are now in Belle.
fonte spending ten days of their
honeymoon period with the bride-
groom’s parents. When they return
to Brooklyn they will be at home at
No. 7101 Colonial Road.
The bridegroom is a graduate of
the Bellefonte High school. During
his last two or three years in school
he worked in the Watchman of-
fice out of school hours. He then
took a course at State College and
following his graduation there went
with the Carbondale Machine com-
pany, at Carbondale. He is now in
the employ of the American Loco-
motive company at Brooklyn. The
Watchman joins with many friends
in wishing Mr, and Mrs. Troupe a
happy and successful married life.
O’Connell. — Buechele, — Thomas
O'Connell and Miss Lily Buechele,
both of State College, were mar-
ried, at 9 o'clock on Monday morn-
ing, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catho-
lic church, at the College, by the
pastor, Rev. B. A. O'Hanlon. Im.
mediately following the ceremony the
young couple left on a wedding trip
to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Returning they will go to house-
keeping in their already furnished
Lon Chaney, film star, “the man
of a thousand faces,” who died in
Hollywood, August 26, was born at
Colorado Springs, Colo, April 1,
1883. He was the second of four
children, all normal, born to deaf
mute parents. Through the pan-
tomime he developed in commun-
icating with his deaf parents he
gained the flare for facial expres-
sions and gestures.
As a youth he once acted as a
Pike's Peak guide. He early showed
an interest in the stage and in 1899,
associated with his brother, he pro-
duced “The Little Tycoon.”
He was subsequently in various
stock companies, and eighteen years
ago entered the pictures.
Starting in pictures in slapstick
comedy, Chaney decided to become
a director and in 1912 took a job
as an extra in “Westerns” at Uni-
versal City, He directed Warren Ker-
rigan, at that time a Western star,
in seven productions.
Chaney attracted notice as a char-
acter actor in the old picture, “Hell
Morgan’s Girl,” in 1914, but his first
important recognition came with his
portrayal of the part of a cripple in
“The Miracle Man,” in which he ap-
peared with Thomas Meighan and
Betty Compson.
This was the first of his many
roles requiring elaborate makeups.
Chaney won such recognition in this
field that he was called on to write
articles for encyclopoedias and mag-
azines on the the art of disguise.
In addition to Chaney’s notable
achievement as Quasimado in “The
Hunchback of Notre Dame,” his
startling makeups were featured in
“Phantom of the Opera,” “The Un-
holy Three,” “Road to Mandalay,”
“Tell It to the Marines,” “ He Who
Gets Slapped,” “Laugh, Clown,
Laugh,” “While the City Sleeps”
and “West of Zanzibar.”
Appearing in many cripple roles,
Chaney used ieather harness in which
he was strapped so tightly he was able
to appear before the camera only at
brief intervals,
In many roles Chaney used pad-
ding in his mouth to change ‘the
shape of his face.
It was this makeup that caused
him to believe, for a time, that it
would be out of the question for him
to make talkies.
Chaney was married twenty-two
years ago to Hazel Hastings, an ac-
tress, with whom he was appearing
at the time of his death.
Lon Chaney granted few inter-
views. Ivy Crane Wilson, Holly-
wood writer, interviewed him short-
ly before his death. What he said
is told in the following article:
Back of the distorted features
which a vast movie public associated
with Lon Chaney lay a kindly phil-
osophy of which few were aware.
Chaney granted few interviews.
Yet one of his last was given en-
thusiastically because it concerned
his views on what he called his
guiding principles.
In it the actor revealed a surpris.
ing secret back of his repeated: roles
as a misshapen and frequently hid-
eous character.
~His creed: “I don’t know if I have
succeeded in leaving this impression
with the public, but I play every
character with the definite idea that
no matter how bad or distorted the
man portrayed may be, he is fun-
damentally good.”
“No man is entirely devoid of
good, At some moment every crim-
inal, murderer and thief has had the
word of God on his lins, with an un.
spoken prayer behind it.
“As for my endeavors to portray
good in the hearts of sinful men, I
believe that to radiate goodness is
the greatest art in the world. If
that light finally glows in a sin-
scarred heart, so much better the
proof of an all-pervading goodness.”
To that small circle of intimate
friends who knew of the actor's
kindness to the unfortunate, his
views were no surprise.
Much of his huge salary went for
charities and most of his time be-
tween camera shots was devoted to
helping beginners.
“God has the same thought for
the humble that he holds for his
most beautiful works. That's why I
keep a hand outto the underdogs,”
Chaney said.
“On the movie lots there always
are plenty of hands to find a chair
for the leading woman. I like to
help the tired little extra.”
‘And I have found that when I
send out a prayer to the Great In-
visible God, everything seems to
work out all right.”
Game Commission officials have
reminded dog owners who wish to
train them for hunting that the law
requires the canines be kept under
the control of their owner or handler
at all times.
Dogs may be trained upon any
game except elk, deer, or wild tur.
key. The daily period for training
extends between one hour before sun-
rise and 10:00 p. m. eastern standard
Helen Sura to Mike Sura,
in Rush township; $T.
William M. Vaughn to Moshannon
National Bank, tract in South
Philipsburg; $1.
William Bland to C. M. Muffly.
tract in Howard township; $1.
Fred Kobus, et ux, to Citizens
Building and Loan Asso. tract in
Rush Twp.; $1287.83.
——s ae.
Michael Gnuat and Anma
Murnyack, both of Clarence,
Charles E. Lockhart and Isabel L.
Johnstonbaugh, both of State Col-