Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 29, 1931, Image 8

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    Bellefonte, Fa.
——After having been closed for
two weeks operations at the Chemi-
«cal Lime and Stone plant were re-
‘sumed last Friday.
——Mrs. Krader has left Petrikin
Hall and gone back to the Harter
‘apartments, where she had lived
‘for a number of years.
—-—The Bellefonte curb market
“will open on Saturday, June 6th, ac-
Southwest of Greensvalley.
i —
| Mail pilot James D. Cleveland,
'more familiarly known among
flying craft as “Jimmie,” was
| stantly killed, Sa
(to top Nittany mountain and his
‘and completely destroyed the plane
'and it's entire cargo of mail and ex:
| press.
| Cleveland left New York at 10.30
Flew Into Top of Nittany Mountain
May 29, 1831.
night, when larceny
body was burned beyond recognition
in a fire which followed the crash receiving stolen goods, also won a
quarter sessions court, last
Johnstonbaugh was found
preferred by a
given the usual sen-
in such cases.
W. J. Walker
, indicted for
information preferred by
county detective Boden, was nol pros-
sed upon the payment of the costs.
Mary Hockenberry, indicted for
nol pros upon the payment of the
When court convened on Monday
| morning a continuance was granted
cording to truck gardeners who ex- o'clock Saturday night, fifty minutes in the Kato Coal company vs. the
‘pect to be here bright and early that late, with a cargo of 1167 pounds, New York Central Railroad com.
| which included four small express
pany, and Ralph A. Smith vs.
— Ask for Blanche's potato chips, packages, He passed over Winkle- same, both being actions to recover
you will know them by the size of blech at 12.40 o'clock, and the report alleged damages on account of for-
‘the package also by their quality. there was that a light mist was fall- est fires.
“Telephone 323) at once for some ing. Instead of continuing on his Settlement was announced in the
for over Sunday.
——The Forrest Tanner family are
moving from their home on Spring
street into the old MacManus prop-
erty, corner of Allegheny and How-
ard, which they recently purchased
and restored with such good taste.
——Denzel Collins, who gave his
Jbome as State College, was arrested
in Clearfield, last Thursday, on the
charge of illegal transportation of
liquor. When arrested a five gal-
Jon can of alleged alcohol was found
in his car.
———The Bellefonte camp P. OQ, S.
-of A., No. 887, having been invited
to take part in the Memorial day
“parade in Bellefonte tomorrow, all
mmembers are requested to meet at
the Camp hall, on High street, at
<gpne o'clock p. m. Commandery men
“who have uniforms are requested to
“wear them, with side arms.
-——Competition in the green gro-
«gery business in Bellefonte has be-
“come so acute that Paul W. Emerick,
“who has been in business in the
“Decker building, on High street, the
past two or three years, closed his
< store, last week, declaring that he
“will wait until the business condition
improves then open up again.
The first tarantula ever to
have been found in Bellefonte was
taken from a bunch of bananas that
were hanging in front of Carpe-
neto's fruit store yesterday morn-
ing. They are very deadly and it
‘is very rarely that one is captured
in this country. A crowd of near-
‘ly a hundred people gathered in
“front of the store to see it captured.
Mrs. Lief Olsen entertained at
‘dinner, Wednesday evening, eight
:@choolmates of her daughter Ruth,
“in celebration of the latter's eighth
"birthday anniversary, She was as-
‘sisted by Miss Hilda Leathers, teach-
er of the second grade school. The |
guests included Emma Lou Craig,
Joyce Marie Jones. Jeannette Mec-
‘@Ginley, Sarah Bryan, Charlotte Gor-
~don, Mary Ann Cherry, Violet Olsen and shortly after five o'clock located |
‘and Helen Olsen.
-——Four policemen and five other | Small circle around its location they |
“residents of Lock Haven are under Were able to indicate to Olsen and
‘bond to appear before United States
commissioner Charles Williams, at
" Williamsport, next Monday, to an-
“swer to charges of conspiracy to vio-
‘late the prohibition laws. The po-
licemen are Martin J, Peters, Wil-
“fiam T. Devling, George R. Webb
sand Robert W. Probst, all of whom
‘are under $3000 bond. The others
“mare Simon Zimmerman, wholesale
‘candy dealer under $5000 bond; Ar-
‘«ghie Mace, W. W. Miller and Russell
Barter, members of the Harmonic
enlub, under $2000 bail each.
: ~--"The parish house of St. John's
- Episcopal church was crowded
“the doors, Wednesday evening, to
of St. Mary's Guild. It consisted of
regular course, over Brush moun-
/tain and Brush valley and crossing
| Nittany mountain near the Hecla
| gap, Cleveland flew up Penns valley
and attempted to cross the mountain
to the Bellefonte aviation field. At
{that time weather bureau officials
at the field report that there was an
{ample cloud ceiling and range of
five miles visibility.
Whether his plane had become
ice-coated from the misty rain he
(had flown through, or whatever the
| cause, the pilot failed to obtain suf-
| ficient altitude and right on top of
|the mountain his plane cut a swath
| through the tops of the small trees
|for a distance of a hundred feet,
finally tearing off the wings and the
| disabled ship hurtled to the ground
‘against the trunks of three small
trees. The motor was wrenched
from its fastenings and came to rest
some ten or twelve feet away. The
gasoline tank was crushed and the
‘liquid fuel burst into flames immedi-
Employees at the field were on
{watch for the plane and saw the
ilight of the burning ship but be-
{lieved it to be flares the pilot had
|dropped in an effort to locate his
| whereabouts. Shortly after, how-
ever, a call from the Millheim ex-
‘change to the field conveyed the in-
formation that a young school teach-
er of that place, who had been up
the valley on a motor trip, had re-
| the valley, heard a crash on the
{mountain and almost immediately
saw the flare of a bright light.
As it was impossible to make a
‘search of the mountains during the
night officials at the field could do
| nothing, but with the first streaks of
|dawn Edward Olsen and Daniel
| Miller, the latter of the weather bu- |
|reau, went into Greensvalley by
| automobile while pilots Sampson and
Hudson, who were in Bellefonte on
'a lay over because of weather con-
| ditions, went up by plane to search
the mountain top. They flew low
| the wrecked plane. By flying in a
|Mtthee: where it was, and it was just
5:30 o'clock when they reached the
wreck, and saw, with dismay, the
havoc wrought by the
‘the crash. The metal frame of
| ported hearing the plane pass over
case of Henry Brown vs. Harry
| Abramson, an appeal.
The first case called for trial was
that of John O. Todd and Evelyn M.
| Todd, in their own right, and Hazel
Christine Todd, by her parents and
‘next friends, John O, Todd and Eve-
{lyn M. Todd, vs, F, W. Hoffman, be-
ing an action to collect damages for
‘injuries sustained by Hazel Todd who
was hit by defendant's automobile
in Port Matilda on August 2nd,
1928. The case was tried at the
February term of court but was de-
clared a mistrial when N. B. Spang-
ler, one of the attorneys for the
plaintiff, named the amount of dam-
ages that should be given in his
‘plea to the jury. The jury at this
‘trial awarded the father and mother
$200 and the little girl $300.
In the case of Fanny Graham Uz-
zle, executrix of the last will and
testament of George B. Uzzle, late
‘of Snow Shoe, vs. George J. Kachik
and John M. Kachik, an action to
recover on a book account, no de-
fense was offered and the jury re-
turned a verdict in favor of the
| plaintiff for $4657.07.
‘recover on a book acount was that
of W. F. Bradford, J. W. Bradford
jand V. A. Auman, trading and do-
|ing business as Bradford & Co., vs.
‘Raymond Walker. Verdict in favor
of the plaintiffs for $518.02.
Another action in assumpsit to!
pany vs, Alexander C. Bailey and
Lewis Stein, trading as Bailey and
| Stein, being an action in assumpsit,
| continued for the purpose of taking
‘deposition of witnesses out of the
| State.
Judge M. Ward Fleming handed
down a decision in the case of Greg-
ory Bros, vs. The People’s National
Bank, of State College, in which he
affirmed the verdict of the jury, re-
fused a new trial and entered judg-
ment in favor of the plaintiffs for the
full amount of the verdict rendered.
The case was tried at the Novem-
ber term of court, 1980, and was
based on the liability of a note for
$2500. John B. Marinos, a candy deal-
Standard Accident Insurance com- |
| The commencement events in con-
| nection with the close of the Belle-
| fonte High and grade schools for
[t* e year 1931 will begin with
‘the baccalaurate sermon in the Pres-
'byterian church Sunday evening, at
/7.30 o'clock. Rev. Horace Lincoln
Jacobs, of the Methodist church, will
‘deliver the message to the sixty or
‘more members of the graduating
‘class. A select choir of grade chil-
dren will furnish the music, with
‘Miss Rachel Shuey as organist.
On Monday evening the annual
‘Junior declamatory contest for the
| Col. W. Fred Reynolds prizes will be
‘held in the High school auditorium.
| The judges will be Rev. Clarence E,
| Arnold, James R. Hughes and Philip
'H. Johnston. The contestants and
their subjects will be as follows:
Chariot Race from Ben Hur... Wallace
Walter Smith
Martha Brugger
The Tell-Tale HEA mmm Poe
Joseph Meyers
Gettysburg Singmaster
Pliny at Pompolieesoc nme PHOY 1
Annette Decker
Michael Strogoff, Courier to the Czar
Lee Alexander Verne
How I found America... Yezierska
Eleanor Johnson
Soul of the Violin..........Anonymous
Samuel Noll
Swan Song .......cmoe- ANONYMOUS
Martha Walker
The usual 15 cents admission
charge will prevail for the above
On Thursday, June 4, at 10 A. M,,
‘the grade children from the Bishop,
| Allegheny and Dale buildings will
give their “last day play” at the
Richelieu theatre. The presenta.
(tion this year will be a review of
the high spots of the year’s produc-
The first four grades will be seen
in a beautiful woodland sketch in
(which the “Pixies” and their re-
!cruits save the woodland folks from
/their enemies, the ‘“Hobgoblins.”
| Fifth and sixth grade girls will
| present a cutting of the beautiful
Japanese operetta, “Search for the
| Wing-Wong Jar,” given last Febru-
ary; the boys of these grades will
ibe seen in “The Pirate's Umbrella.”
| Seventh and eighth grades will re-
peat in part the beautiful operet-
Ha “The Caravan” as heard in March,
Interesting specialties will be heard
between acts so that an hour and a
half's solid performance is promised.
Price of admission will be 15¢ to
In the afternoon of June 4th, at
2:15, the Seniors will present the
three act comedy, “Blind Dates.”
mencement week and it is hoped
that it will become an annual af-
fair. It also will be held in the
Richelieu theatre. Admission price
for this will be 10c for children, 25¢
for High school students and adults.
On Thursday, at 8:15, the final
commencement exercises of the class
of 1931 will be held, at which time
Dr. Charles C. Ellis, president of
Juniata College, will deliver the ad-
dress. Dr. Melvin Locke, president
fire following © Of Sunbury, wanted $2500 and was of the board, will present the diplo- |
the accompanied to the bank by one mag to the graduates and award the |
/fusilage was all that remained of ©f the Gregory brothers to negotiate
‘that part of the ship, and it was 2 loan. The bank refused to loan the = There is an unusually fine exhibit
‘warped and twisted. The pilot's
badly charred body was lying onit's
left side in such a position as to
‘show that he had not been catapult- 10an was made in that way with the
understanding that the bank prompt-
Had the ship Marinos in Northumberland
‘been twenty feet higher in the air county. This the bank failed to do.
ed out of the ship. Pieces of the
broken wings were sca
in various directions.
‘of the woods it had to be carried
‘money to Marinos but agreed to loan
it to the Gregory Bros. and e
‘Marinos as endorser on the note. The
it would have topped all the trees Marinos failed in the payment of the
to and crossed in safety.
: Funeral director E. E. Widdowson the bank charged the note up against
“see the first of a series of entertain- brought the pilot's charred remains the Gregory Bros. The latter brought |
‘ments to be given under the auspices to Bellefonte. To get the body out Suit to recover the value of the note
‘note and also failed in business and
‘with interest and the jury returneda
‘Hving models of famous paintings almost two miles to a fire road run- verdict in their favor for $3130.94.
‘and was conceived and put on by
- Misses Mame and Blanche McGarvey.
‘The settings were very artistic and
“the entire conception so true to his-
“tory Jot no newspaper description
‘an do it justice. Every person
~Who posed took their part splendidly
but fhe credit for the success of the
“entertainment belongs to the Misses
——While the Misses Dorothy
'Coxey, Lelia Jodon, Dorothy Lewis
‘and Mabel Watson were in their
“Places in the choir loft of the Belie-
‘fonte Lutheran church, last Sunday
“@vening, someone sneaked into the
‘Sunday school room and took their
:purses, which they had left there
*wwith their wraps. The thief didn't
f8et much money, but he caused a
“fot of trouble because three of the
‘young women's drivers license cards
“were in their purses. Miss Coxey
“ad also locked her car upon arrival
+ at the church and had considerable
“difficulty in locating a duplicate key
#80 that she could get into it again.
~ ——C. A. Krape, the former Spring
‘Mills merchant who was sentenced
“for arson two weeks ago, spent only
cone week as an inmate of the western
“penitentiary at Pittsburgh, having
“been brought back to Rockview, last
“Saturday, as one of a carload of
* prisoners transferred to that institu-
“tion. At Rockview he has been
‘made a “runner” to carry messages
“between the cell block and business
‘offices to the merit building. He
‘wnakes two trips a day, one in the
‘morning and one in the afternoon,
‘and being on his honor is not ac-
“companied by or kept under surveil-
“lance of a guard, He is apparently
“cheerful and is the best
“possible of his brief term of confine.
ning up the mountain from the dam
in Greensvalley. Coroner W, R. Hea-
ton had been notified of the disaster
‘and came to Bellefonte from his
{home in Philipsburg. A coroner's
inquest to determine the exact cause
of the pilot's death was held in the
Widdowson morgue at 1.30 o'clock.
The jury was composed of John M.
Fleming, George and Charles
Clellan, O. B. Malin, Charles Mensch,
Jr. and C. L. Gates. A thorough
|examination of the remains showed
that the left side of the pilot's skull
was crushed just back of the left
temple, evidence that he was instant-
ly killed in the crash and not burn-
ed to death.
National Air
Transport of-
New York, Cleveland and Harris-
burg. Of the 1167 pounds of mail
and express only one letter was
found anyways near Intact. Just
how valuable the cargo of mail was
cannot be told at this time, and it
may be several weeks before any-
thing near a correct computation
can be made.
The accident was the first fatal
one that has happend near Belle-
fonte since Charles H. Ames flew to
his death on Nittany mountain, about
four miles east of where Cleveland
was killed, on October 1st, 1925, and
it is the first in this immediate vi-
cinity since the National Air Trans-
port has had the contract for carry-
ing the airmail.
Cleveland, Ohio, He was 24 years
old and had been in the flying serv-
ice ever since he was sixteen years
old. He had been on the New York
to Cleveland route about eighteen
months. He was unmarried but
leaves his mother and two sisters.
ficials flew here from Cleveland, and |
| postal inspectors came here from
Pilot Cleveland was a native of
| ——Thus far in May the U. 8S.
| Weather bureau at the air field re-
| ports that we have had rainfall
| totaling 6.87 inches. The normal
annual rainfall in this section is
142.3 inches. That would be 3.52
| inches per month which would make
|it appear that this May has increas-
ed her precipitation by nearly 100%.
Such calculation would be based on
a wrong premise, however, since the
spring months always do give the
greatest rainfalls, while others give
very little, We have been unable
to find out just what is the normal
rainfall in this section for May.
The Annual Memorial day sale of
plants and cut flowers is now being
held at George Miller's hardware
store. 21-2t
——Two prisoners were reported
to have escaped from Rockview pen-
itentiary, last Friday, but were
later found in hiding under the hay
at one of the barns.
lot work in manual training this year, |
which may be seen at any time dur-
ling the week,
In the thirteen years that Belle-
fonte has been a regular station on
the trans.continental airmail route
Centre countains have seen many
airplanes come and go, but never
have they seen such an armada of
bombers, scout ships, pursuit planes,
Etc., as that of last Friday, when
government ships to the number of
154 flew over Bellefonte enroute to
New York.
shortly after eleven o'clock. There
were six groups with a total of 97
planes. Some time later eight
more passed over. About two o'clock
in the afternoon 37 bombers in one
group flew east at fairly low alti-
tude. Some time afterwards six
ships followed. Single planes pass-
ed over during the day making the
total 154. Only two of the ships
landed at the Bellefonte field, the
others making the through flight
without a stop.
——From our friend, David J. Kel.
ly, of Greer, West Virginia, we have
received word that his employer,
Herbert C. Greer, with his wife and
daughter, Miss Jane will sail from
New York, Saturday, on a tour of
Europe; and further, that Mrs. Greer
has been selected as one of thirty-
two American women suggested by
Ambassador Charles G. Dawes for
presentation to their Majesties King
George and Queen Mary, at the
Court of St. James, So far as Mr.
Kelly is concerned we presume heis
so busy looking after the interests
of the Greer Limestone company
that if the King and Queen want to
see him they'll have to come to
——A festival will be held in
Noll's grove, Pleasant Gap, tomor-
row (Memorial day) afternoon and
evening, for the benefit of the Meth-
odist church at that place. Wetzler's
Boy's band, of Milesburg, will fur-
nish the music during the evening.
The public is invited.
IF Harris Jr., of Altoona.
This will be a new feature of com.
The first of the ships passed over |
—Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGowan have
had as a house guest this week, Mrs,
Helen Pierson, of Philadelphia.
—Mrs. H. E. Fenlon and Miss Stella
Cooney arrived home, Wednesday of last
week, from a month's stay in Atlantic
—Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hoffer and their
children, will spend the week-end at
Valley Forge, visiting with Mr, Hoffer's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Hoffer.
~—Mrs. Emma Bathgate returned to her
home at Lemont, a week ago, after a
two month's visit with her daughters, in
Philadelphia and Cedar Crest, Maryland.
—Among the week's visitors to Wash-
ington from this locality, was Mrs, E. A.
Wagner, of Bellefonte, who while there,
was a guest at the Dodge hotel, near
the Capitol.
—Miss Ruth Garman will come over
from Brooklyn, Tuesday of next week,
for a three weeks visit in Bellefonte
| other relatives.
—Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bowman and
| their daughter, Betty, will drive in from
[Clarion to spend Memorial day here
| with Mrs. Bowman's parents, Mr. and
| Mrs. A. F. Landis.
—Robert Willard is anticipating a visit
| to Pittsburgh, next week, expecting to
days with
Willard family, who
[live in that locality.
| —Anne Dale, who arrived home this
| week from Washington, will leave early
to-morrow with her mother, Mrs. David
|drive out to spend several
| members of the
| Dale, to spend Sunday with Mrs. Dale's |
brother, Judge Donald McPherson and
'his family, in Gettysburg.
—Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoy's guests
| this week have included their daughter,
| Mrs. Vincent Stevens and her two chil-
|dren, of Ridgway; Miss Margaret Mor-
gan, of Snow Shoe, and Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Kimberly, of New Jersey.
—Mr, and Mrs. Orin Ishler, of New
| Castle, motored to Bellefonte, on Satur-
day, and spent Sunday here with Mr.
| tshler’'s sister, Mrs. D. Paul Fortney.
| They brought David Fortney, who had
| been visiting them, back to his home
| here.
| —Miss Helen Harris, an instructor in
| the schools of Altoona, was here for an
| over Sunday visit with her aunt, Mrs.
| Frank Warfleld, of the Petrikin hall
|apertments. Miss Harris is the only
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John
—Mrs. Joseph Landis and her son
“Bobbie,” left, Saturday, for Mrs. Lan-
|dis' former home at Hickory, N. C.,
| where they anticipate spending two or
three months, The Landis family oc-
cupy an apartment in the A. M. Rishel
home, on east High street.
—Mr. and Mrs. Willlam Strausbaugh
and their two children, Helen and Bob-
| bie, drove up from Cedar Crest, Md., a
| week ago, to spend the week-end in Cen-
| tre county with Mrs, Strausbaugh's moth-
| er” and sister, Mrs. Bathgate, at Lemont,
‘and Dr. Eva B. Roan and her family, at
| State College. Mrs. Strausbaugh is a
‘native -of Lemont.
—Included in the over Sunday house
| party Mrs. H. S. Taylor will entertain
will be Mr, and Mrs. Henry Booske and
their three children, of Philadelphia,
Mrs. Booske was formerly Mrs. Harry
Taylor, and Mrs. H. D. Zerby and her
daughter, Miss Betty, who will come over
from Altoona, where Miss Betty is now
doing social service work.
—Mrs. Sarah Brown, of Cleveland, is
here for the summer, and will be a guest
of Mrs. Frank Warfield until the apart-
ment in the Baum home, which she has
occupied for several summers, is vacated
by Miss Mary Forbes. Miss Forbes is
{nstructor in English at the Bellefonte
High school and will spend the vacation
at her home in Chambersburg.
—Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Foote, of Bridge-
i , Conn., were in Bellefonte over
| Tuesday night. Mr. Foote was taking a
few days off and decided to spend them
| motoring through Pennsylvania. It will
| be remembered that he was connected
with the management of the American
Lime and Stone Company here just after
the Warners acquired a controlling in-
terest in the enterprise.
| —The Reynolds Shopes’ Memorial day
guests will include Mrs. Roy H. Grove,
her daughter, Blanche and son, Harry
with two friends, all of Warren; Mr. and
Mrs. James R. Shope and their daughter,
of Lancaster; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Knox,
of Harrisburg, and George Blakeslee, of
Bethlehem. The Grove party will drive
on to Gettysburg for the day, stopping
here for Mrs. Grove on their return trip
to Warren.
—Mrs. Samuel 8. Taylor, who had been
here from Connecticut for the greater
part of a week, left, Wednesday, to return
to Bridgeport. Mrs. Taylor came to
Bellefonte to look after some work in
preparation for Memorial day, and to
spend several days with Mr, Taylor's
sister, Miss May Taylor, who is now
making tentative plans for spending a
part of the summer at the Taylor home
at Bridgeport.
—Mrs. Orin Miller is here from Erie
frequently as he once did.
have a suspicion that John doesn't do
much any more but sit on the front
porch of that comfortable home up there
and watch the world race by in auto-
mobiles. At least he didn't deny the
accusation when we made it. His neph-
ew lives in the brick house on the Mus-
ger farm, just at the entrance to State
College, and there is very little that
goes into or out of that bustling place
that can’t be seen from the vantage
point of their home. John was looking
quite well and we were exceedingly glad
with her father, William Garman, and
{ Mr. and Mrs. Malin. Mrs. Malin
| —~Miss Jennie Engles is making
| first visit in Bellefonte since leavin;
month or more ago, and during her s
of several days will be with Mrs. Wo
cock, in Petrikin hall.
—Dan Haggart was here from Wa
ington, last week, and left with plans
resigning his position, intending to
turn the middle of June to become
guard at the penitentiary.
—Mrs. Lola Strohm Person, of Bro
lyn, who is visiting with relatives :
friends at her former home in Cer
Hall, spent Tuesday night in Bellefo
with Mr. and Mrs, D. Wagner Geiss.
—The A. H. Tarbert family, who
coming up from York for a memo
{day vist with Mrs, Tarbert's pare:
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Coxey, will arriw
Bellefonte to-day to stay until Suns
—Mrs. Glenn Johnston came up fr
Woolrich, Tuesday morning, to look
ter some business matters and for
time to call on a number of friends m
| during the two years she and her h
band lived in Bellefonte.
—Mrs, Willlam Derstine will have w
her as Memorial day guests, her |
sons, Frank M., of Juniata, and Jesse
Ambridge. These men have made I
custom since leaving Bellefonte, mm:
years ago, to make a visit back home
this time.
—Carl W. Beck was accompanied
Bellefonte, Wednesday, by his brot
Herbert, the nurse who had been w
Mrs. Beck for more than a year,
formerly Miss Lida Moore, a cousin
Mrs. Beck and a native of Bellefonte.
—Following their custom of many ye
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Kelly, of Gre
W. Va., will come back home to sp«
Memorial day. Mr. and Mrs. Ke
and their daughter, Mary, are expec
to arrive in Bellefonte today and will
house guests during their stay of !
Kelly's brother, William T. Kelly,
his home on east Bishop street.
David W. Denton, former treasi
er of Beaver county and vice pre
dent of the Rochester Thrift Cor)
ration. was the principal speaker
the Bellefonte Kiwanis club lunche:
identified with charity and chu
work in his home town. He is super
tendent of the Baptist Sunday sch
at Rochester, Pa. In his talk
pointed out that the Thrift bank
Rochester had done more commun
good for the poor man than any o
er welfare organization in thats
tion. To his personal knowled;
he declared, there were over 4
properties saved from being sold
by the sheriff on account of del
quent taxes.
While he way county treasurer
saw to it personally that folks wot
borrow money at the Roches
Thrift Corporation to pay their tax
In that small community, he sa
with less than 15,000 people in 1
contiguous territory, there had be
nearly half a million dollars loar
out in small amounts in the last fc
years. Of that amount only ¢
account nf about $220.00 had be
charged off. The company is n
making better than 199% on the
vested capital and paying stockho
ers 10% in dividends. He said ti
even in these times of depress:
stock could not be bought at $15
a share, although the original pr
was $12.00.
He congratulated the commun
of Bellefonte and State College
getting back of the Centre cour
Thrift Corporation. Within a ye
he added, I'll come back to seey
after your company is in operati
and I know that you'll congratuk
me in using my time and effc
of the subscription committee,
"| ported that he has been agreea!
surprised by not only receiving ms
subscriptions for stock of the p
posed Centre County Thrift Corpo
tion but many applications for loa
as well.
The three Bellefonte banks will
closed all day tomorrow (Memo:
day) and merchants, business
and the public at large who hs
any banking to do, should not {
to attend to it today. The bar
have always observed Memorial ¢
as a holiday, and this year will ms
no exception, merely because the d
falls on Saturday.
Most of the stores and busin
places in town will also be closed
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