The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, June 20, 1918, Image 1

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| Mepersdal
Mr. C. F. Jenkins was in
Cumberland, Thursday, on bus-
Mr. J. E. Geiger, of Witten-
burg, was a business caller here
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crowe
and son, Burl spent Sunday in
Frostburg. :
Miss Hilda Lichty has re-
turned from a few days’ visit
in Cumberland. :
Mr. Michael Knight, of Elk
Lick, was a business visitor in
our city, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. McKenzie
visited relatives and friends in
Finzel, Md., Sunday.
Mr. Harry Ford, of Clairton,
Pa., visited friends here the
former part of the week.
Mr. and Mrs, Albert Von
Moose and child, of Akron, are
visiting relatives and friends
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Ryland
and three children returned,
Tuesday, from an auto trip to
Mrs. Ephriam Geiger has re-
turned to Wittenburg after a
few days’ visit at the home of
Mrs. C. H. Geiger.. :
Mrs. H. J. Bittner and two
children returned Thursday
from Cumberland, where they
spent several days.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller,
motored to Berlin, Sunday,
where they spent the day.
Mrs. S. M. Tressler and
daughter, Miss Edna, have re-
turned from a few days’ visit
Miss Mary McKenzie return-
ed Saturdav from a week’s
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Walker, of Summit township.
Mrs. W. H. Bittner, of Glen-
coe, is visiting at the home of
her son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bitt-
Mr. Frank C. Robertson, who
has been on the sick list for a
week, resumed duty at the P.
J. Cover hardware store, Mon-
Mr. Robert Gnagey, who was
the guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Gnagey, re-
turned to Camp Hancock, Fri-
day. ‘
Mrs. Walter Koontz and
two children. of Gary, Indiana,
are the guests of the former’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Hady. :
Mrs. W. F. Payne and daugh-
ter, Miss Mildred. are visiting
their relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Price, of Van Lear, Ken-
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mos-
holder and family, and Mr.
Joseph Mosholder, of Akron,
motored here and are visiting
relatives and friends.
Mrs. John Sanheim and lit-
tle daughter, who were visit-
ing the former’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Payne, return-
ed to Baltimore, Friday.
Miss Jennie Engle, of Berlin,
who was visiting at the home
of her uncle and aunt, Mr, and
Mrs. Simon M. Bittner, is visit-
ing relatives in Glencoe.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Brinham,
who motored to the home of
the latter’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Shannon, Satur-
day, returned to Scottdale,
Mr. and Mrs. George Hib-
ner, of Mt. Braddock, Pa., and
Frank Hibner, of Connellsville,
who were guests at the home
of Mrs. Emma Hibner, have re-
turned to their respective
There will be services at the
Meyersdale Christian Church on
Sunday, June 23rd, both morn-
ing and evening, conducted by
Mr. Diehl.
"Mr. Robert Mull
strating a new car which he
just purchased. '
Mrs. John Hersh and son
Homer, of Warwick, Ohio, vis-
ited here a few days.
Mrs. C. P. Hersh and daugh-
ter, Mrs. Milton Sheets, spent
Thursday in Glade City.
Mr. Charles Ohler and lady
friend spent Saturday night
and Sunday at Markleton.
Mrs. Irvin Wellington, of
Berlin, is a visitor at the home
of her mother, Mrs. Daugher-
Miss Madge May, who has
been in Akron the past year, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George May.
Mr. and Mrs. Will James.
with their two sons, Robert and
Melvin, and two daughters,
Florence and Grace, were Sun-
dav guests at the home of Mr.
Jake Beals.
Miss Marv Lint, of Meyers-
dale, is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
Ernest Bodes.
Mr. and Mrs, Robert Liven-
good visited the former’s par-
ents in Salisbury, Sunday.
Miss Marvy Whisler, who has
een employed in Boswell, re-
turned to her home, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Lepley
attended the U. M. W. A. pic-
nic at Riverside Park Saturday.
Miss Thelma Stevanus, of
Salisbury. was a visitor at the
home of Mrs. Berl Engle, Sat-
Children’s Day will be ob-
served with apnropriate serv-
ices in the Reformed Church
next Sunday, at 10:80 a. m.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fresh
and Mrs. Tda Wilhelm were
Sunday visitors at the home of
Mr. and Mrz. Harvey Engle.
Miss, Erma Siople and her
brother, Clyde, of Meyersdale,
apent Sunday with their grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Misses Gladys and Thelma
Sipple were visiting the form-
er’s brother, Mr. Oscar Sipple,
and family, in Meyersdale,
Rev. David N. Dittmar, of
Mann’s Choice, delivered an
address in the Reformed
Church on the subject of Min-
isterial Relief. .
Second Lieut. Clarence
Whisler, at present stationed
at Camp Meade, passed Satur-
day and Sunday with his wife
and parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lep-
ley and children. of Berlin,
were Sunday visitors at the
home of the former’s mother,
Mrs. A. C. Lepely.
Miss Leora Engle, of Green-
ville, Pa., is visiting her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson En-
gle. She expects to remain
several weeks to assist her
mother, who is not very well.
Mr. Clarence Sipple, one of
our St. Paulites, who is in
training at Camp Lee, says the
boys encountered a sand storm
lately, and had to lie on the
ground to keep their breath.
When they got back to camp
they looked like they had come
from working in a flour mill.
A gentle surprise was sprung
on the members of the Teach-
ers’ Training Class, after the
period of instruction, Tuesday
evening of last week. at the
parsonage, by Mrs. L. N. Wil-
son. It was the thirty-ninth
anniversary of her husband’s
birth, and in honor thereof she
had prepared a treat for every-
one present, consisting of ice
cream, strawberries and cake.
The members of his class join
with all his other many friends
in wishing Mr. Wilson many
more happy birthdays.
Patronize our Advertisers.
is demon-
The Second Annual Picnic of Local Bnion No. 2774, United
Mineworkers of America, of Meyersdaleg®was held at Riverside
Park, Saturday, June 15th, and drew a ‘large crowd from the
ranks of labor in this vicinity. The d#y was perfect for the
occasion, and the splendid success of fle picnic was entirely
due to the patronage of the workingmign and their families.
While the members of the local union Were lining up for the
street parade in Meyersdale early in the morning, murmurs of
dissatisfaction were to be heard, some of the men claiming that
their pay checks were being held up by Spee employers, others
bringing the news that some of the min 2 'were kept running so
that the men could not enjoy the days oi ting and amusement.
The merchants’ association of el and patriotic organi-
zations of the town were formally invited to join in the parade,
it being understood that 20 % of the proceeds of the celebration
were to be contributed to the Red Cross and 80% were to be
invested in Liberty Bonds, but all these organizations were con-
spicuous by their absence. In the ine tof march were repre-
sented the U. M. W. of A. the Meyersdale Firemen, and the
Commercial Co-operative Council. The parade, which was
headed Ry the Citizens’ Band, marchedsthrough the principal
streets of the town, and disbanded in tinge for marchers to take
the 10:30 car to the Park. It is said that the privately owned
eelctric line failed to provide satisfac ory service, and many
persons were kept away from the pic ic because proper trans-
| §7Th e union committee
k given, little satisfac-
walking tothe Park
from Garrett, and automobiles brought many from Meyersdale,
but the older folks, who could not walk and could not get ac-
commodations from the street car company, were compelled to
stay at home.
The principal attraction after noon was the lecture pro-
gram, including two appropriate addresses, the one by Vice
President Marks, of District No. 5, U. M. W. of A., and the other
by C. William Thompson, publisher of the York Labor News.
Mr. Marks urged upon the miners present the necessity for pro-
ducing a maximum amount of coal, which he considered the
most essential commodity for the successful prosecution of the
war on autocracy. He told of his experience and observations
in Washington, D. C., where he had recently been called on of-
ficial business, and where he found that a persistent effort was
being made by lobbies and other representatives of the big
business interests to increase the hours of labor in mines from
8 to 9 per day. He also told of a delegation that had called
upon th. War Board to urge that negro soldiers be brought back
from the training camps and battlefields to do the work of mine-
workers at $30 per month, and insisting that the latter be taken
to the front in their places. He impressed upon the minds of
the union men the necessity of maintaining their union organi-
zations, intact, so that after the war closes they will be in posi-
tion to protect their homes and resist efforts to reduce labor to
a much lower level than had formerly been forced upon the
workers of the country, and excused himself, in order to catch
a train for home.
Mr. Thompson was next introduced by the Chairman, and
his remarks were generally appreciated by the men and women
assembled in the audience. His vivid picture of the private de-
tective was perhaps the most appreciated by the audience, and
was of greater popularity with those present than a Mutt and
Jeff cartoon. Mr. Thompson made a forceful plea for Tom
Mooney, the San Francisco labor leader, whose case has at-
tracted nation wide attention, urging the working people to de-
mand his freedom. He said that if Tom Mooney must die twen-
ty million American workingmen will know the reason why.
As this was a patriotic picnic Mr. Thompson took occasion to
refer to the Kaiser and the traitors, branding the profiteers as
the real traitors of this country, and assuring his friends that
he is certainly against the German Kaiser, and insisting that
they must be against all other kaisers too. The kaisers of
American industry and finance are no less the enemies of labor
than the Kaiser of Germany is the enemy of the working peo-
ple, he said. He asked that the working men disregard old
political alliances and unite to put men out of their own ranks
in. the State Legislatures and the halls of the United States
Congress. His remarks were well delivered, as well as being
to the point, and continued applause greeted him as he closed
his remarks, followed by handshaking and individual praise
from many people who were in the audience.
The speaking was followed by dancing and other amuse-
ments during the remainder of the afternoon and until a late
hour at night. In the evening a larger crowd assembled after
many of the men were through with the day’s work. The cele-
bration was a grand success financially and otherwise, and the
committee is thankful to all who contributed to making it such.
Mr. Montaville Flowers,
President, International Lyceum and Chautauqua Association.
It ‘has been on my mind for some time to thank your organization for the
very real help it has given to America in the struggle that is concerned with
every fundamental element of national life. Your speakers, going from com-
munity to community, meeting people in the friendly spirit engendered by
years of intimate and understanding contact, have been effective messengers
for thé delivery and interpretation of democracy’s meanings and imperative
needs. The work that the Chautauqua is doing has not lost importance because
Cordially and since
of war, but rather has gained new opportunities for service.
Let me express the hope that you will let no discouragement weaken your
activities, and that the people will not fail in the support of a patriotic insti-
tution that may be said to be an integral part of the national defense.
ely yours,
the programs which have been
tional institution, which comes
Season tickets may be had att
war tax. With the 10 per ce
a son.
Miss Grace Brown
in Meyersdale.
Mr. and Murs. J. S. Stevanus,
of Sand Flat, were Salisbury
visitors, Saturday evening.
Born. to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Diehl, Jr., of West Salisbury,
Thursday, June 13th, a son.
Mrs. Katherine Witzgall, of
Jennings, Md., is spending a
week with Mrs. Ida Schram.
Miss Edna Kline, of Latrobe,
is spending two weeks with
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Livengood.
Rev. A. J. Boring, of Altoo-
na, preached in the Salisbury
Evangelical Church on Sunday
morning at 10:30 o’clock.
Miss Aleda Alexander, of
Rowlesburg. W. Va., spent the
week end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Alexander.
Mrs. J. S. Miller, of Frie-
dens. is caring for her daugh-
ter, Mrs. E. E. Haselbarth, who
is stricken with typhoid feevr.
Mr. and Mrs. Guerney Swan-
ger and children. of Elk Lick
township. spent Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Mr. Charles F. Alexander,
of Quantico. Va., is spending a
ten day furlough with his par-
ents, Mr .and Mrs. William
Mr. Roscoe Welfley, mana-
ger of the Barchus-Livengood
Company, spent the week end
in Philadelphia and Baltimore
on business.
Messrs. Harry Hostetler and
Frank Stotler, of Meyersdale,
and Misses Mae Newman and
Mary Reitz, spent Wednesday
at Oakland, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. John K. Miller,
of Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs.
forepart of last week with Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Livengood and
Mrs. Alfred Ringler and
sons, Harry and Kermit, went
to Jerome last Tuesday to at-
tend the wedding of the for-
mer’s niece, Miss Marie May,
returning home Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reitz and
children, of Everett, Pa., spent
four of The Commercial this week and next week.
interesting announcements and patronize this splendid educa-
the enlightenment and entertainment of the public.
are on sale at the Citizens’ Bank and at Cook’s Jewelry Store.
A A A iP f rr
Wednesday and Thursday in!in town is still spreading, sev-
Mr. Robert Walker, of Gay|ed since last week.
street, spent Saturday evening | afflicted ones are Mrs. M. J.
Roy Younkin, of Erie, spent the]!
The Meyersdale Chautauqua Association announces that
the Fourth Annual Lincoln Chautauqua will be held at the Sli-
cer Park, opening on Friday, June 28th, and closing with the
entertainment of Thursday evening, July 3rd.
An outline of
arranged will be found on page
Read these
to our city only once a year, for
he price formerly paid, plus the
nt war tax included the cost of
these tickets is $1.65 for adults and $1.10 for children.
the forepart.of the past week
| with the former’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Reitz, and with
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mrs. Reitz’s father, Mr. Am-
Schram, Wednesday, June 5th, | brose Deal, in Elk Lick town-
The typhoid fever epidemic
eral new cases having develop-
The newly
Glotfelty, William C. Lichliter,
Mrs. E. E. Haselbarth, Mrs. -
Frank Statler and Mrs. F. J.
A number of out of town
folks who heard the address of
Mr. Thompson at Riverside
Park last Saturday are coming
to Salisbury to hear him again
when he delivers his lecture in
our town this Saturday even-
ing. Do not fail to hear
Thompson. He is one of the
Mr. M. C. Haer is employed
at Garrett, hauling coal.
Mr. Truman Sanner and son
motored to Rockwood, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vought
were the guests of the latter's
parents, Sunday.
A number of people from
this section attended the picnic
at Riverside Park, Saturday.
Messrs. George Haer and
William Decker were business
callers in Salisbury, Saturday.
Mr. Irvin Baker returned
Saturday from a pleasant au-
tomobile trip to Fulton county.
Our farmers are now en-
gaged in cultivating their po-
tatoes and corn and sowing
buckwheat for winter store.
A singing class met at Cen-
ter Church, Saturday evening.
A trial sermon will be deliver-
ed at the same place this Sat-
urday evening.
Following the orders of the Food
Administration, in letter and in
spirit, is one of the greatest serv-
ices you can render to your coun-
try. This program means inter-
national food sharing.
Food will defeat Germany's in-
tention to use starvation as a force
to compel submission of the Allies.
| Plenty of food also makes possible
an aggressive Allied war policy,