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MEYERSDALE, PA., MAY 30, 1918.
CRC EOE RCBREHE, CONFLUENCE. e MARKLETON. GARRETT.
# Local and Persona : NEW REGUL ATION "
Rev. J. J. Brady was a busi-
ness caller in Markleton, Wed-
Mrs. J. T. Brennen, of Scott-
Mr. Thomas Carey, of Som-
erset, spent Sunday with rela-
Mrs. Katherine Lorapitch, of |
Pochahontas, is visiting friends
in our city.
Miss Margaret Foley is vis-
iting in Washington, D. C., for
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Poor-
baugh, of Glencoe. were busi-
ness callers here, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Collins,
of Connellsville, motored here
Friday and visited relatives.
Mr. Harry Sipple, of Sipple-
ville, paid the Commercial of-
fice a pleasant visit, Saturday.
Miss Alma Engle. of Berlin,
visited relatives and friends in
our city a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon M. Bitt-
ner and family visited relatives
in Glencoe, Saturday and Sun-
Mr. Elmer Stahl, of Connells-
‘parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman
". Mrs. W. H. Rutter and
«daughter, of Somerset, are vis-
iting her mother, Mrs. Chelsa
‘Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ham-
ond, of Oakland, Md., are the
uests of Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
“Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
teney. of Garrett, were bus-
Salers in town, Saturday
Miss Helen Boucher, of State
~ College, is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Boucher,
Mr. George Griffith, a stu-
dent in Juniata College. Hunt-
ingdon, Pa., is home for the
Mrs. W. H. Niehenke and
children, Leroy aid Emma, of
Garrett, were in Meyersdale
Miss Clara Dixon, of Con-
nellsville, is visiting her broth-
sires, with the Editor’s
permission, to thank each and
every one of her many friends
who sent her a post card on
her tenth birthday, Monday,
Mr. C. M. Cunningham was
a business caller in Connells-
Mr. Thomas Edwards, of
Markleton, was a caller in our
Mr. L. D. Show attended a
business session of the Order of
Railroad Tetegraphers at Rock-
henke, of Garrett, were calling
on friends here Monday even-
Mr. H. B. Brown is camping
in the mountain near Indian
Creek, where he is employed
by the Baltimore and Ohio as
Mr. R. I. Mason, of Hynd-
man, is working the third trick
at Brook tower, “Dutch” Knot-
ter having been assigned the
Miss Roma Cunningham de-
Miss Hazel Cockley, Ebe¥ K. | lish
IN THE DRAFTING
OF MEN FORARMY
A bill which has just passed Congress and received the sig-
nature of President Wilson provides that every young man in
the United States who has reached the age of 21 years since
June 5th, 1917, or will reach that age on or before June 5th,
1918, must register. The only exceptions are in the cases of
men who are actually in military or naval service. Aliens as
well as citizens of the United States are covered by the law.
The President has fixed by proclamation Wednesday, June
5th, 1918, as the day for registering, and the following places
have been announced as places where young men may present
themselves for registration in Somerset County, between the
hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. cn that date: Municipal Building,
Windber; Municipal Building, Holsopplej Municipal Building,
Boswell; Office Local Board, Somerset ; Somerset Township
Election House; Berlin Borough; Rockwood Borough; Meyers-
dale Borough; Confluence Borough. ¥
Any person who is sick on June 5th and unable to present
himself at the headquarters of the registration board may send
| some competent friend, who may be deputized by the clerk to
prepare his card.
HELP FOR THE FARMERS
The attention of all the farmers of erset County is di-
rected to the fact that farm help may n be had by calling
upon Frank R. Coder, County Manager for Farm Labor, Som-
erset, Pennsylvania, or the local représentafive for farm labor in
each district. The names of the lgcal representatives for farm
labor fogeeach borougl washiphef: the county was pub-
2h “and, |
p 3 x Resi wit £0 Hoot a gent
“ ® Phe high-school ege boys of the state who have
been registered in the Boys’ Working Reserve, a patriotic, semi-
military organization, may now be had upon application as
above stated. Most of these boys have been attending a short
agricultural course at State College, Pennsylvania, and will,
therefore, come to the farms with some knowledge of the na-
ture of farm work and some preliminary experience. The boys
will be visited once each week by an inspector of the United
States Boys’ Working Reserve, whose business it will be to see
that the boys are properly placed and properly taken care of,
and also that they are doing their duty toward employers. In
this manner better service will be rendered by the boys than
Ponfeigh vs. South Side.
Ponfeigh defeated the fast South
Side nine in a spirited contest on the
Garrett diamond, Friday evening.
The pitching of Merrill and Boden
featured the game, both pitchers be-
ing backed up with good support.
Eleven of the Ponfeigh black dia-
mond diggers were fanned by Boden,
while Merrill struck out 7 of the
South Bide boys. Merrill, besides
pitching a good game for his team,
made a home run hit in the second,
and scored two runs with a timely
hit in the eighth after two men were
out. The score follows:
contests are being held every
Sunday on the sanitorium lawn,
both soldier boys and ci
Mr. M. O. Barnes, of Cassel-
man, who is working the third
ick at the tower extra, at-
ded SS blsintes he ing of
the Order of Railroad Teleg-
raphers in Connellsville, Mon-
U. M. W. A. PICNIC AT RIV-
ERSIDE PARK JUNE 15th.
The first big picnic of the
season will be held at River-
side Park on Saturday, June
15th, by Local Union No. 2774,
er and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. James Dixon.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steink-
irshner, of Listie, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Mrs. Earl Koontz and Mrs.
Walter Bittner, of Roberts
Station, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Nelson Shaulis, of
Beachleytown, Saturday and
Mr. Charles H. Walter, a
train dispatcher in the divis-
ional offices of the Baltimore
and Ohio at Connellsville, vis-
ited his mother, Mrs. D. J. Jo-
der, of East Broadway, Mon-
near Ohio Pyle.
Mrs. Walter Bittner
urday and Sunday.
Little Donald Musser, who
has been on the sick list for
several weeks, is enjoying good
health: again, we are glad to
A score or more people from
Somerset, following the prac-
tice of former years, were here
Sunday preparing wreathes
for decorating the graves of
friends and relatives and of the
old soldiers, for Memorial Day.
For the past ten years these
folks have always enjoyed the
hospitality of Mrs. Walter Bitt-
ner, who prepared their din-
ners at her home and gave
them a genuine royal recep-
tion. However, this year, ow-
ing to ill health, it was impos-
sible for her to accommodate
her friends as in former years,
and this was regretted very
much. The old timers who
have been visiting our vicinity
regularly on the Sunday before
Memorial Day, also regretted
to lose the hospitality of their
good friend this year, wishing
her better health by the time
they come back again.
- HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Class of 1918.
Nell Mildred Boucher.
Ruby Jeannette Cole.
Mary Gregg Darrow.
D. Guy Floto.
Howard Dewey Gress.
Irvin Schley Gress.
Margaret Elizabeth Kimmel.
Harvey Calvin Meyers.
William T. McMillan, Jr.
Clara Burnside Rowe.
James Levy Swank.
Oscar Paul Swank.
~ Commercial Section.
Redolphus Heyer Bowman.
Michael Herman Hady.
Laura Christina Robertson.
Norman Osville Suder.
Helen Irene Wagner.
Household Arts Section.
Mary Alice Leckemby.
Gladys Irene Livengood.
Orpha Lucinda Meyers.
Hazel Viola Miller.
Mary Kirkwood Siehl.
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second trick at “HK” tower,
was calling on friends
Mrs. E. R. Koontz were visit-
ing friends in Meyersdale, Sat-
perhaps might be the case were they left totally alone.
the farmers during harvest.
week during harvst.
tion at this critical time, and she will not,
Johnstown, Pa.—The Federal-State Employment Bureau,
with headquarters in this city, has recently had its district en-
larged so that it now includes all of Cambria, Somerset and
Indiana Counties and the eastern portion of Westmoreland
County. The bureau is placing more and more workers of
both sexes in positions, and calls from employers are on the in-
crease. There is an acute shortage of labor along many lines,
notably in mills busy on Government orders, and in mines. The
bureau urges that persons desiring employment communicate
with it, either in person or by letter, and employers will be given
every possible service in obtaining help, although the labor
shortage in this region makes the securing of sufficient help
The services of the bureau, which is located here at 213
Market Street, are free to employer and worker alike. The
work is conducted under the joint auspices of thé Pennsylvania
Department of Labor and Industry, the Pennsylvania Public
Safety Committee and the U. S. Department of Labor. The
State Director is Jacob Lightner. Under Mr. Lightner’s direc-
tion during the last few years a remarkably efficient system of
State employment bureaus has been built up, Johnstown being
one of a score or more. The Harrisburg office is Clearing House
for the entire State system.
As the war progresses, and numbers of mutilated American
soldiers come home, the bureaus will be set to securing places
for them. - Director Lightner conducted a questionaire of em-
ployers of the State a few months ago and it has developed that
over 30,000 places await soldiers upon their return who by
reason of disability cannot do certain kinds of work.
The Superintendent of the Johnstown Bureau is Fred Ww.
Church, who will be glad to recaive any suggestions au to bet-
terment of the bureau’s work at any time.
The business men of the towns of the county are being or-
ganized into War Emergency Farm Service Teams for help to
A farmer in need of half a dozen
hands for a day or a half day can secure them by calling on
the local representative for farm labor in his nearest town.
Farmers need have no hesitancy in calling for this help, be-
cause the business men in most of the towns of the county have
agreed to hold themselves available for a day or a half day each
Somerset County has never failed to go “over the top” in
any of the war appeals that have been made to her people.
The County must not—dare not—fall behind in food produc-
United Mineworkers of Ameri-
ca. A big street parade will
be held in Meyersdale at 9:30
are not unfavorable. It is an-
nounced by the Committee that
20 per cent of proceeds will
be donated to the Red Cross
and the remaining 80 per cent
will be invested in Liberty
Bonds. Everybody invited to
An excellent program has
been arranged for the Memor-
ial Day services here, which
will be held in Custer’s Hall, as
Song by the choir,
Star Spangled Banner.”
Prayer, Rev. English.
Music by the band.
Reading of Lincoln’s Gettys-
burg address by Prof. John W.
Short addresses by veterans|.
Song by the choir, ‘“Ameri-
Music by the band.
Memorial Address by Rev.
John K. Huey, of Central City.
Music by the choir, “Song to
Benediction, Rev. Wetzel.
by the Stoyestown
Ponfeigh R. H. E.
Miller, s& = 0 0 0
H. Lohr, cf 0 0 0
Miller, 1b 1 1 0
Rittenour, c¢ . I 1 0
C. Merrill, p 1 2 0
Weaver, 2b . 1 3 0
Schrock, 3b . 0 2 0
B. Merrill, rf . 0 0 1
Nedrow, If .... 0 1 0
Totals... 36 4 8 1
“AK” Tower, Markleton, Pa. fe
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ed- Joa Side. AB. R. H. E.
wards were business callers in Pabsrion, 1b isn 2.0 1.9
Connellsville, Monday. I Dhole 0
horrell, ss 0 0 0
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kelley Weimer, If 9 oy
were in Connellsville on busi- Edwards, 3b 0:0 0
ness, Monday evening. Boden, p 1 9. ig
Mr. T. F. McMullen, of Ohio|L. George, cf 1 a
Pyle, has been assigned the|J. George, rf 8 1 90
third trick at the tower to sue-! E. Lohr, 2b 4g 0 0
ceed Mr. Himes, who went to me
Garrett. Totals... = .32 2 6 2
Some interesting baseball
Score by innings:
mtn 1 0.0 1002 0-4
Ajax defeated Enterprise in
the first game of the baseball
season in the Garrett Industrial
score being 7 to 5. ‘Monday
evening of this week Southside
swamped Ajax in the third
game, the score being some-
think like 15 to 1. The Com-
mercial’s correspondent was
not furnished complete score
cards for these two games, but
in future wlil endeavor to give
our readers a full account of
each game. The standing of
the teams after Monday’s game
was as follows:
Won Lost Per Ct.
Ponfeigh 1 0 1.000
in the morning, after which Southside 1 1 500
folks will go to the park for a Ajax. 1 1 500
day’s outing and amusement. Enterprise 0 1 .000
An interesting program is be-
ing arranged for the occasion,
and a large turnout is antici- Born, to Mr. and Mrs.
pated if weather conditions
George Burke, a girl.
Squire A. J. Beal was a busi«
ness caller in Meyersdale.
Mrs. Annie Cockley was a
shopper in Meyersdale, Friday.
John Tucker was a business
caller in Meyersdale, Saturday.
Eber K. Cockley was calling
on friends in Rockwood, Sun-
John W. Hoskin was in Mey-
ersdale on business, Saturday
Ed Snyder was a business
caller in Cumberland, Md.
D. R. Goodwin, of Hyndman,
worked at the tower ‘several
days in the absence of Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Sweeney and Mrs. W. H. Nie-
henke motored to Meyersdale,
Miss Hazel Cockley, Eber
K. Cockley and W. H. Nie-
henke were calling on friends
in Confluence, Monday even-
George W. Himes, Jr., the
second trick operator at the B,
& O. tower, was off several
days on account of sickness in