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Bellefonte, Pa, March 13, 1981.
Items taken from the Watchman issue
of March 18, 1881.
—The old Methodist church build-
ing on jail hill, of late occupied by
the Baptist congregation, has been
sold to a Mr. Meyers, of Benner
township, who intends to cut it up
~The transfer of the Snow Shoe
Railroad to the Pennsylvania Com-
pany was formally effected at noon
yesterday, March 17. A special train
arrived here carrying many of the
principal officers of the P. R. R.
from Philadelphia and another with
Supt. Blair and other officials of the
Tyrone division. At 11 o'clock they
started on a trip over the road, had
dinner at the Chincleclamouch house
in Snow Shoe and at noon all the
officers of the Snow Shoe road re-
tired and the visitors took control.
—The Lemont band would be very
happy if the Republican county
committee would pay it what is
owing for having played at the Re-
publican rally last fall.
—Mr. and Mrs. Philo Ward, late
of Altoona, have returned to make
their home in Bellefonte and with
them came their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs, W. I. Flem-
—The Centre Hall Reporter states
that three tramps passed through that
place one day last week and one
was so far gone with consumption
that before they reached Potter's
Mills the other two had to carry
him. He was left at the hotel in
that place, took a hemorrhage soon
after and died the next day— (In
going over this edition the writer
has discovered no less than six cases
of impending deaths from consump-
tion. It was a very common and
fatal disease fifty years ago and the
fact that one rarely reads of a case
of it now is a tribute to those
Scientists who have fought so pa-
ently and to
what was once called “he white
plague” and is now known as tuber-
culosis of the lungs—Ed)
—One of Penn's Valley's most re-
spected citizens, in the person of
Amos Alexander, passed away at
Millheim on March 1, at the age of
69 years. He was the father of W.
K. Alexander, who represented Cen-
tre county in the Assembly; Dr.
John F. Alexander, of Centre Hall;
and C. C. Alexander, of Millheim.
His father came to this county from
Maryland, in 1795, and settled on
the William Potter farm in Potter
~-Water has been struck at a
depth of 520 feet in the well they
are drilling to supply water for the
ore mining operations at Scotia.
~The people of Scotia have ap-
plied for a post office. (The appli-
cation was later granted but the of-
fice was called Benore because there
was another Scotia in Penns) Ivania.
ore have gone the way of a. com-
Now, however, both Scotia and Ben-
munities depending solely on mining
Sepusits that are not inexhaustible
—John Montgomery Ward, the
celebrated curve ball pitcher, known
everywhere as ‘“Monte” has been en-
gaged by the Providence, R. I., base
ball team for the coming summer at
a salary of $2,200. This will be his
last season in base-ball as he ex-
pects to quit and go to Germany to
complete his education.
--John Harrison Ji. and William
Noll, of Pleasant Gap, are planning
to leave for Paynesville, Ohio, in
the spring to take a course at the
commercial college there.
~-Dr. Geo. Lee, who is a son of
John Lee, of Potter towpshi , has
hung out his shingle an prac-
tice medicine at Pleasant Gap.
~The many friends of Mrs, Ham-
mon Sechler will be glad to learn
that she is slowly convalescing from
her late dangerous illness.
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NEED? OUR SYMPATHY.
The February issue of The Warner-
American News carries a picture of
foreman James McNichol of the
plant of the Warner company in this
place. It was taken while Jim and
his fellow foremen were off on that
junket the company arranged for
them last fall. The story that ac-
companies it indicates that the
sleuths of the Department of Labor
and Industry have missed a trick,
for if the story is true those poor
foremen were worked twenty-two
hours and fifteen minutes out of |
every twenty-four that they were |
away. Worked hard, too. |
Day and night they had to eat at 10 A. M.
banquets and see things until they
just begged to go home, “so we can |
get some sleep.”
Surely such rough treatment is
a yiolation of the labor laws of the
000 bushels of wheat to dispose of.
BLAIR. —Mrs. Anna Mary Blair,
‘widow of John W. Miair, died at her |
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‘home, at Kenton, Ohio, on Monday, as
the result of general debility.
She was a daughter of Perry W.
and Catherine Conley McDowell and
was born at Milroy on March 20,
11843, hence had reached the age of
Her husband died a number of
brother and two sisters, Harry T.
McDowell, of Howard; Mrs. Sarah
E. Allison, of Seaman, Ohio, and
Mrs. Emma J. Tibbens, of Beech
Funeral services were held atthe
home of her daughter at Kenton, Ohio,
on Wednesday afternoon, burial be-
ing made in the cemetery at Belle
WILLIAMS. John R. Williams
died on Monday of last week, at his
home in Lemont, of general infirmi-
ties. He was a son of James and
Mary Rumberger Williams and was
born in the house in which he spent
his entire life and where he passed
away at the age of 85 years, 11
months and 25 days.
He was a plasterer by trade and
followed that occupation all his life.
For more than sixty years he had
been a member of the United Breth-
ren church at Houserville and for
many years taught the young men's
| Bible class. As a young man he
married Sarah Z. Young, who died
ten years ago, but surviving him
are five sons and one daughter, G.
W. R. Williams and Edward J. Wil-
liams, of Lemont; D. J, of Perth
“Amboy, N. J,; N. W,, Martin A.and
Mrs. G. J. D. Fike, of Lemont.
Funeral services were held in the
United Brethren church, at Houser-
ville, Wednesday of last week, burial
being made in the cemetery at that
DIMELING.—Mrs. John Dimeling,
a native of Clearfield, but who for
some years past has been
with her husband and children at
Spokane, Wash, passed away at
Santa Barbara, Cal, where she
had been living for several
months for the benefit of her
health. For some time past she
had been a sufferer with a heart
Mr. Dimeling is a brother of the
late Senator George M. Dimeling
‘and has many warm friends in Cen-
‘tre county. While most of his life
‘was spent in Clearfield he, with his
‘family, went to the State of Wash-
ington about twenty years ago,
where he has been engaged in the
lumbering business. His many
friends will regret to learn of his
bereavement. In addition to her hus-
band Mrs. Dimeling leaves two
daughters and two sons,
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The third “annual automobile
show will be held at the H. A. Ross-
man Garage, Bellefonte, March 19th,
to 21st, showing all the new models
of Chrysler Eights, and Plymouths.
You ought to try driving these new
models, surprising even to those
familiar with previous Chrysler val-
ue, and enjoy the newest motoring
Every car is a true deluxe model,
both in appearance, appointments
and performance. Prices range from
$595 to $3145. Souvenirs will
given to every man,
TWO DELIGHTFUL PARTIES.
Miss Christine Weaver, an oper-
ator in the local Bell telephone ex-
change, was hostess at a party
given in the company's rest room,
inthe Bush Arcade, last Friday
night, at which her co-workers were
On Saturday evening a party was
held at the home of William Lucas,
on Halfmoon hill, in celebration of
that gentleman's fifty-fourth birth-
day anniversary. The forty-six
guests present included his children
and grand children, and a few
close personal friends.
- Fortunate and happy indeed
would be the owner of the artistic | subject: “The Three-fold Ministry of | tomy up to State College, on Satur-
and refined Sheraton bed-room suite
‘displayed in the window of W. R.
Brachbill’s furniture store. Manu-
factured by the “Berkey and Gay
|Co., of Grand Rapids, Mich., Ameri-
'ca’'s finest producer of high-grade
| furniture and, furthermore, you will
'be surprised how moderate present
prices are for this quality merchan-
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Miss Winifred Vegan's class
of Saint John's church school will
hold a food sale in the Variety Shop
on Saturday of this week beginning
———Chairman Legge, of the Farm
Board, has left a legacy of 200,000-
Jo Saint Mark's church, Lewistown.
‘on Subject. Nothing
villi Fy we 1 give the public
| Phe widest latitude in invective when the
| subject is this paper or its editor. Con-
tributions will signed or initialed, as
| Mr, Editor:
The first paper I ever read was,
he contributer may desire.—ED.
Isn't It the Truth?
Huntingdon, Pa., March 9, 1931
PINE GROVE MENTIONS.
W: D. Port, of the State College |
Times, is off duty on account of!
Hall, is ting her daughter, Mrs. |
Elizabeth Archey, teacher in
e Bellwood schools, spent Sunday |
the home folks. i
W. E. Reed is housed up with in-
juries sustained in a fall down the
stairs, last Friday. !
John Johnson is here from Phil-
to spend some time at his
| I have taught school and am the home on east Main street.
mother of five. If the children pay
‘no attention to the forty-ninth tell
thing the fiftieth
Roy Shoemaker, student at State
College, last week won first prize in
stock judging at the College.
Donald Woomer has returned from
| Whether I can hold out fifty years, | Pittsburgh, where he attended the
apply my principle and explain,
mow, what a sure enough, honest-to-
| goodness Democrat is, has me guess-
Before it is too late let me tell
‘the folks that all this trend toward
' centralization of government is kill-
ing ocmmunity initiative. The roads,
| schools, courts, reformatories, verily,
‘even what we grow on our own
farm are all controlled by the ma-
chine called government. Almost
‘one is afraid to have pie for dinner
without inquiring as to whether it
If things continue in this way the
day will soon be here when no com-
munity will have the right to con-
sider and cater to its own peculiar
Ineeds, And it's a mighty weak
| community that .doesn't have some
men and women intelligent enough
to know its needs best.
Awaiting great results from this
fiftieth telling, I am.
A WATCHMAN READER
IN BELLEFONTE CHURCHES
BELLEFONTE METHODIST CHURCH.
Church Bible school, C. C. Shuey,
Supt,, 9:30, supreme subject, extra
exercises. Exceptional League topic,
well handled by the young people,
‘attractive service, 6:30. Worship,
10:45, with preaching—pungent and
pertinent: reception of members.
Evangelistic service, 7:30, men's
chorus. Pastor responds to calls
for his services. Visitors, commer-
cial travelers and people of Belle-
fonte community welcome. Annual
Brotherhood banquet, Friday, 13th,
6:30 p. m. special after dinner
speech on “Superstitions,” by Rev.
B. H. Hart, Hollidaysburg.
| The members of the Women's
| Missionary societies will serve the
annual dinner on this Friday eve-
'ning to the members and friends of
| the church, the occasion being un-
(der the auspices of the eo ori
Brotherhood, The guest speaker,
speech Methodists must have besides
their ‘‘eats,” is a former Grand
| Master of the Odd Fellows of Penn-
! sylvania, who is now pastor of the
'Hollidaysburg Methodist church. He
| intends to talk about “Superstitions”
such as “Friday,” the “13th,” ghosts
| —of Cromwell's day, Banquo's ghost,
and those in the closet, hobgoblins,
‘and all the line of dreamy fears.
Some superstitious supper, speech
| for non-superstitious folks,
Beginning next Sunday afternoon,
3 o'clock, the Easter class of young
people and children will meet for
religious instruction. Parents can
honor this notice by directing their
children to this meeting.
Horace Lincoln Jacobs, Pastor.
| 9:15, Sunday school, Wm. Osman,
10:30, Morning Worship with ser-
mon. “Whose Son is He?"
6:45, Combined meeting of the Jr.
land Sr. Leagues. This will be a family
| 7:30, Evening service with sermon.
“The Gift of the Morning Star.”
Prayer meeting on Wednesday at
11:30. There will be an illustrated
lesson on “Jesus, the Wonder Worker.’
be The official board will meet at 8:0. | 3
woman and The W. M. S. will meet on Thursday M
with Mrs. Jennie Miller. i
Rev. A. Ward Campbell, Minister.
The guest preacher at the 7:30)
(Friday) evening in|
Saint John's Episcopal church will
be the Rev. Thomas Worrall, rector
The Order of DeMolay will at-|
(tend in a body the 7:30 service, |
‘Sunday evening, at which time the
| rector will preach to them. :
| The Rev. Stuart F. Gast was]
guest preacher, Wednesday evening
\of this week, in Grace church, Ridg- |
|way, and this evening will beat St.
| James’ church, Muncy. |
i UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH.
Sunday school at 9:30 A. M., R.|
R. Davidson, Superintendent. Preach- |
ing at 10:45 and 7:30, Mo |
| Evening suuject: “The Wicked Af-
| ter Death. What?" i
Intermediate Endeavor at 6:30. |
Evangelical services each evening
| this week except Saturday evening.
| Ladies Aid all day Wednesday.
Junior Endeavor Saturday at 3
Rev. G. E. Householer, Pastor.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH. |
9:30 A. M.,, Sunday school; Her-
man Hazel, Supt.
10:45 A. M., Morning service; Ser-
mon: * Provision and More.”
Junior Sermon: “Candles.”
6:30 P. M.,, Luther League and
7:30 P. M., Evening service; Ser-
mon: “Man's Destiny in God.”
Lenten service Wednesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
It was easy to acquire but will be
bard to get rid of.
Clarence E. Arnold, Pastor.
| funeral of his father, last week.
Mrs. Mary R. Miller is now im-
proving from a long illness, a fact
her friends will be glad to hear.
Isaac Harpster is now engaged in
moving an old barn he bought down
near Zion to his farm, on Tadpole.
J. C. Rudy intends to quit farm-
ing and will make public sale at his
home, at Struble, on March 20th,
Mrs. Robert McCray, of Wells-
burg, Va., is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert M. Foster, of State
At a meeting, last Friday, the
Ferguson township road supervisors
cut three mills off of the road tax
Mr. and Mrs, C. E. Marshall, of
Elwood City, became the parents of
a little daughter on the last of
Ed Kocher has purchased the Sal-
lie Burwell place, east of town, for
$1400, and will take possession |
April 1st. |
George Woods, of Wilmerding,
spent Sunday with his father, Dr.
G. H. Woods, who is housed up with
a heavy cold. i
Mrs. Mary Miller has returned to |
her home in Philipsburg, after]
spending several weeks with friends |
in the valley. |
Mrs. John Keller gave a children’s |
party, last Thursday, in celebration |
of the fifth birthday anniversary of |
her son Billy.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther D. Fye have |
announced the engagement of their |
daughter, Miss Grace Leda, to E. A.
Shultz, of Pittsburgh.
Harold Albright and L. R.|
Daugherty attended an insurance
agents conference, at Berwick, the!
latter part of the week. o
Rev. J. O. C. McCracken and wife |
motored in from Export, Pa, and
spent the early part of the week at
his old home in the Glades.
Word has been received from |
of the birth of a son, |
Close. It is their first child.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bailey were
in Huntingdon, Saturday, attending
the funeral of Anna Grove, 14 months
old, only child of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Grove, i
Some time ago chicken thieves |
stole 40 hens from the D. W. Thomas |
chicken house and last Friday night |
they made a cleanup, carting away |
about one hundred more.
Thomas Wogan, wife and boys, of |
Altoona, and Mrs, Etta Corl and
family, of this place, were entertain- |
ed at a chicken and waffle supper
at the J. F. Musser home, near
An exploding oil stove, a few days
ago, in the apartment of Mrs. Ed-
ward Philips, caused quite a fire
scare, but fortunately the flames
were extinguished before much dam- |
age was done,
At the congregational meeti of |
the Presbyterian church, held Mon-
day evening, the report of the
treasurer showed all bills paid and |
a snug balance in bank. GeorgeC.
Burwell was elected a trustee.
The annual banquet of Washington |
camp No. 130, P.O. 8S. of A, last
Friday evening, was largely attend-
Chicken and waffles were serv-
and enjoyed by all. Rev. J.
ax Kirkpatrick was the principal |
Fred Gearhart was 58 years old,
on March 3rd, and his wife and
daughters served a special chicken
dinner in celebration of the event.
Mr. Gearhart is the father of 16
children and has 24 grand-children.
He is teacher of the boys class in
the Presbyterian Sunday school.
At a meeting of the Odd Fellows
lodge, Saturday evening, 25-
emblems were presented to Rev. H. |
N. Walker, D. S. Peterson, W. W, |
Keller, Joseph Fleming, W.G.Gard-
ner, E. Musser, H. A. Elder, A. L.
Sunday, I. O. Campbell, C, H. Meyers,
and W. G. H r. Hon. J. Laird
Holmes was present as the principal |
speaker of the evening. |
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Mr. and Mrs. B. F, Peters mo-
day, for a short visit with their son, |
Elwood Peters and family.
Ellwood Peters and little son, of
State College, motored here, on Sun-
day, spent the day with his parents
and attended church at Unionville
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harnish and
daughter, Beulah, who closed their
home last fall and went to Altoona,
where Miss Beulah attended school,
returned home two weeks ago, and
Mr. Harnish has resumed the work
of carrying the mail from the trains
to the postoffice.
Oscar Summers will move his
family from the Pennsylvania Rail-
road company's house, near the de-
pot, to the Lloyd Smith house, in
Milesburg, recently purchased by
Mr. Smith from Emma Bavarr.
The new division foreman on this
section will move into the railroad
A BIG PICTURE BOOKED
ne Irvin took a truck load of a historic period in America’s growth,
to the Altoona market, last The Dakota Land Rush. Romance
| built around three bad men who
Alvin Sherbine, of German- set out to protect one lone defense-
Tressler, of Linden carved a nation out of a wilderness.
. to Mr. and Mrs. Roy |
| Romance coming next week to the
THREE DAYS NEXT WEEN, | Richelieu theatre in “Not Exactly
Gentlemen,” featuring Victor Mec-
Laglen, Fay Wray, Lew Cody and
“Not Exactly Gentlemen” will be
shown at the Richelieu next Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday nights.
It's a thriller and it's good,
Romance built on a background of
of simple, good people who
—Read the Watchman.
Altoona Beoster Merchants Say:
Patronize Your Home Stores First.
Come to Booster Stores For the Things
Your Local Merchants Cannot Supply.
You Will Want To Tune In
At 7:45 P. M., Tuesday, March 17,
For The Altoona Booster Stores’
HIGH CLASS MUSICAL PROGRAM
TO BE BROADCAST OVER
STATION WF BG
By The Barker String Orchestra
One of Altoona’s
Most Fopular Musical Organizations.
YOU ARE INVITED
“Wednesday, March 18!
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Windows will be Unveiled
Tuesday Evening At
This Spring Style Shoe Will Be An Outstand-
ing Fashion Event as Booster Stores will Make
ELABORATE DISPLAYS OF
NEW SPRING APPAREL
FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE
FAMILY, AS WELL AS NEW
FURNISHINGS FOR THE HOME!
It Will Be An Opportune Time To Make Selec-
tions As You 0 Have First Choice From
The New Merchandise, Which Booster Stores
Have Gathered From The Markets of The
World and Will Offer :
AT LOWER PRICES THAN
HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOR YEARS
Will Also Be
Many Booster Stores Will Offer Other
Special Attractions for SUBURBAN DAY
i Addigion to The Displays of New Spring
WARNER THE ATRE, Altoona, Pa.
1 Week, Starting Friday, March 13th
Lewis Stone—Leon Janney—Irene Rich