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    Volume XL
Meyersdale Commercial
After # Lapse of Ten Years, The Commercial
Again Takes Its Place Among Country News-
papers—Does So Upon
Friends — Will Devote
News and General
tioh, Poetry and History Thrown in For Good
Measure — In Party and Factional Politics, the
‘Commercial Will be Independent.
es Publication
Solicitation of Its Many
its Columns to Matters
Information, With Fic-
After suspending publication some ten years ago, the Meyers-
«dale Commercial again makes its bow to the reading public.
resuming publication, we are not bringing a new paper to Meyers-
We are simply taking up the work where we laid it down.
The Commercial was acquired by the present editor, has been his
property all these years and is his today.
We are encouraged in taking this
step by reason of the solicitation of
many friends of the Commercial who
for years have read its columns and
cherished it as their favorite news-
paper. In resuming publication, we
are assured of the support of many
leading citizens of this section of the
county, and we shall endeavor io
make the Commercial such a news-
paper as shall measure up to their ex-
pectations. ?
It shall be the purpose of the editor
to make th@ Commercial a newspaper
in the truest sense of term. We shall
employ every means to give its read-
ers all the news that is fit to publish,
and to bring to them all the informa-
‘tion that it is possible for us to mar-
shally We shall furnish the readers
with a continued story in generous
weekly installments. We shall not
forget the newspaper features, such
as a cartoon, woman’s column, dairy
Wild Bells, Ring
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the
For those that here we see no
more; 3
Ring out the feud of rich and
(Copyright, W.N.U.)
. during the rigorous
5 ‘out to meet them.
column, agricultural column,
shall add such features as may meet
with the approval of its readers.
In politics, the Commercial will be
independent—not tied to any party or |
0_any: 3 ion. hie
“purpose of the editor, through
‘ wolumns to condemn or malign any
one, whose views and opinions he does
not share. Far be it from the Com-
‘mercial to stoop to political mud
slinging or party or factional propa-
ganda. If a principle or moral issue
is involved, this paper shall speak;
commending the good and condemning
‘the evil. i
Upon this basis, we enter upon our
new career and invite the support and
patronage of the public. We also in-
vite you to use these columns freely.
Any news that is fit for publication is
welcome. People come and they go;
there are visitors at your home and
you visit at another’s; a birthday has
been celebrated; perhaps you remain
hale and hearty at 80; you recall
some interesting circumstances of the
past; a thousand and one things may
come finto your life that are of inter-
est to your friends—if you will bring
in such news, we shall be glad to give
it publicity through these columns.
Weekly Health Talk
“It is generally conceded that at
/ this time of the year the physical re-
sistance of the average person is
likely to be lower than during the
‘Open-air’ months. This results be-
cause the usual winter habits of the
individual do not include sufficient
out-door life,” said Dr. Theodore B.
Appel, Secretary of Health, today.
“The natural tendency on the part
of the average individual is to hug
the heater, indulge almost exclusively
in in-door recreation and reduce out-
side exercise to a minimum. : Such
habits invite germs to do their worst.
“There is much more {fo consider
weather than
just keeping warm. | Many who Fol-
low that unnatural practice definitely
jeopardize their health and fall vic-
tims to disease. In addition many
more deprive themselves of that
sense of ‘splendid wellbeing which
winter so excellently affords.
“Instead of pushing up the ther-
‘mometer to an unhealthy degree,
complaining about the frigid weath-
r and yearning for spring, one
hould daily make a real friend of
winter time by way of the long walk
or . other exercises in the fresh air.
‘The cold northern blasts and the dry,
risp atmosphere are literally laden
with pep but they will not come into
‘one’s house and extend their advan-
tages at the fireside. One must go
#Jf everyone enjoying reasonable
- héalth would make a real friend of
winter and thus grasp the wonderful
life-giving opportunities that it of-
fers, the keen zest of high-powered
‘heslth would be realized by many
thousands who now are satisfied with
a half hearted existence and a chron-
ie) gomplaint against freezing weath-
#¥hercfore, make real
winter for your safety and
friends with
stories dealing with history and geo-
And as time goes on we
i poor, Ly
Ring in redress to all mankind,
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party
strife; : ]
Ring in the nobler modes of lif
‘Ring out the want, the care, the
sin, Shy ;
The faithless coldness of the
Ring out, ring out my mournful
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and
Ring in the common love of good,
Ring out old shapes of foul dis-
Ring out the narrowing lust of
Ring out the thousand wars of
Ring in the thousand years of
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier
Ring out the darkness of the
land, °
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
| Consolidation company, was selected
Jenkins Brothers Coal Company Ex-
pects to Start Loading Coal Very
Soon. ae) pte at :
LO: possession of lings
of the Consolidation Coal Company in
purchase, are making every effort to
start loading coal from their Shaw
mine within the next few days.
the past several weeks many men
have been engaged in the work of
cleaning up the workings and placing
them in shape for service. These
mines were not operated since last
summer, but many of the former
workingmen have continued to occupy
the company houses.
will be given employment first, and
any who will move to the mines to
tenant the houses that are empty will
be the next to receive consideration
by the new company. The former
employees who had charge of the
power plant under the old regime
were also taken back. Hilton Thorn-
ley, a former superintendent for the
by the new company to have charge
of the work. ‘Mr. Thornley for a
number of years has been a resident
of Meyersdale living on Salisbury
street, South Side, and is considered
one of the most efficient mining men
that has come to the local region in
years. It is believed that under his
Former Editor of
the Commercial
Claimed by Death
Rev. A. M. Schaffner, pastor of the
Reformed Church of Plymouth, Pa.,
suffered a fatal stroke of paralysis
Sunday evening, December 23, 1928.
He will be remembered as editor of
The 'Meyersdale Commercial for a
number ’' of ‘years, having 'taken
charge of the paper and becoming its
owner soon after the death of Lou.
Rev. Mr. Schaffner was born in
Dauphin County, Pa., October 11,
1864. He was educated at Mercers-
burg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa.
Framklin and Marshall College and
the Eastern Theological Seminary at
Lancaster, Pa. He served charges at
Emmitsburg, Md, Meadville, Pa.,
Ruffsdale,” ' Pa., 'Catawissa, '' Pa.,
Orangeville, Pa., and Plymouth, Pa.
New York, Jan. 1 (Autocaster)—
The American Bankers’ Association
announces that in the past year
there has been an increase of $17 a
person in the United States. If you
are not that much richer you are vie-
tim of an ill wind that blew scmeone
else your $17.
A beauty parlor in Milwaukee is
suing the telephone company because
it was given the same number as an
old ladies’ home. Some think this
wasn’t very much of an error,
which connects with the main line of
‘their road at a point about two miles
west of Meyersdale.
mines, with sidings being constructed
for possibly a dozen additional open-
supervision much of the coal in the
old workings that has been given up
for lost will be in a great measure
reclaimed, much of it being of the ex-
cellent “big vein” quality, than which
there has never been any better min-
ed in the entire county, it is claimed.
The mine will be operated under
the name of Shaw Big Vein Coal Co.,
Frostburg, Md.
Along with the resumption of Shaw
mines, it is reported from reliable
sources that with the coming of spring
there will be unusual activity in the
new coal region recently opened up in
the Blue Lick Valley through the ef-
forts of Rowe Brothers, who induced
the Western Maryland Railway Com-
pany to build a fine broad gauge rail-
road through their vast holdings, and
Already several
openings have been made and coal is
being shipped from two or three
ings. All of this will insure steady
employment for many local work-
“Bu / a flower for our wire gir.”
“Haven’t one.”
the south end of Somerset County by |
For |
All of these,
Sustain Fractures
Are Removed to Hospital
—Car is Total Wreck.
Mrs. John Rembold and Mrs. Jos-
eph Rembold were seriously injured
Monday morning when the car in
which they were riding collided with
a truck and touring, while enroute
‘from their home in Greenville Town-
ship to Uniontown.
Mrs. John Rembold suffered a frac-
ture of a rib and Mrs. Joseph Rem-
bold sustained two fractures of the
pelvis bone. Mrs. John Rembold and
the children in the party were at
once taken to ‘the Wenzel hospital
‘by Dr. Perry who happened to be on
the scene. Mrs. Joseph Rembold was
later removed by ambulance to the
same hospital where both are report-
ed as resting well.
Joseph Rembold, accompanied by
his wife and children, and his mother,
Mrs. John Rembold, were on their
way to Uniontown at the time of the
accident. The road was a glare of ice
and his car skidded into the truck
and touring car as aforesaid. The
car that Mr. Rembold was driving is
almost a total wreck and will not like-
ly be reconditioned.
Forgery Brings
Heavy Penalty
Harry Rininger, of Bedford County,
charged with forgery, entered a plea
of guilty in the Somerset Court Mon-
day and was ordered to pay the costs
and enter into bond in the sum of $1,-
000 for his good behavior for the
next five years. He is also to keep
in touch with Probation Officer A. D.
Shaffer by writing every. two weeks
for the first year and monthly there-
tanley Shaffer, of Somerset,
charged with failure to stop and ren-
der assistance, was ordered to pay
the costs and give a cash bond in the
sum of $125 to appear when called.
Mrs. Poorbaugh Called to
Bedside of Sick Brother
On Saturday, the: 29th of Decem-
| Boswell.
ial in the Union Cemetery.
The sum of ed
from the sale of ‘a consignment of
Dick Wade of Boswell
to larceny of the wir min
of the Davis Coal and Coke Co. of
Wade also was ordered to
pay the costs of prosecution.
' John Uphouse of Milford township,
who was bested in a fight with James
Walters, a road supervisor of Milford
township, some time ago, was order-
ed to pay the costs and post his per-
sonal bond of $1,000 to insure his
good behavior for a period of one
year. Uphousé¢ had pleaded guilty to
a charge of assault and battery at the
last September term of court and it
was upon this plea that he was sen-
tenced on Monday.
Pensions Secured by
Congressman Kendall
Representative S. A. Kendall has
recently assisted the following named
soldiers and widows of soldiers in se-
curing pensions and increases to
which they had title under the exist-
ing laws:
Frank G. Sisley, Perryopolis, pen-
sion of $20 per month,
Albert W. Crissey, Listie, increase
to $20.
Calvin U. Engle,
creases to $40.
Daniel W. Varndell, Hopwood, pen-
Salisbury, in-
sion of $20.
David Coleman, Boswell, increase
to $90.
Mrs. Martha E. Bloom, widow of
William U., Uniontown, $30.
John J. Smith, Uniontown, increase
to $50.
George Morey, Dunbar, increase to
John E. McNutt, Uniontown, in-
crease to $90.
Former Somerset
Farmer Succumbs
The body of Jacob Koontz, aged
about 80 years, former resident of
Somerset, whose death occurred Sat-
urday in Harrisburg, was brought to
Somerset Tuesday afternoon for bur-
were conducted at the grave by the
Rev. A. W. Hayes, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church. The burial was
in charge of the Kennet W. Saam
Funeral Home.
ber, Mrs. A. W. Poorbaugh was call-
ed ta Philipsburg, Pa., Center Co., to
see her brother William Bowser, a
“For your sweetheart.”
‘“Haven’t one.” :
“For your best girl, then.”
“Haven’t one.”
least buy one. for yourself.” .
A Russian couple were married and
divorced in forty minutes the other
This must be a stunt to get ally
the big movie stars coming over to
Subscribe for the Commercial
former citizen of Meyersdale, who
took ill suddenly with an attack of
acute brights disease and dropsy.|
Three physicians were in comsularin
“Since you're. so lucky, then at (concerning his condition. He was re-|to Harrisburg.
moved to the Clinical hospital in
Clearfield, where it is hoped his con-
dition will soon be improved.
Mrs. Poorbaugh was accompanied
by Mrs. C. C. Streng and Mrs. I. P.|
‘rom a fire wrote his|
What a way
Mr. Koontz was not married. He
was a brother of the late Attorney
William H. Koontz, of Somerset, who
was well known as “General.” Jacob
Koontz conducted a farm in Somerset
Township for many years and several
years ago he sold the farm and moved
Now that the courts have decided
that a man has the right to control
his wife, all we have to do is tell the
wives about it.
Now that Mussolini of Italy oc-
$40, which he realized |}
wire to a ‘Somerset junk dedler, cost
CB a -
Two Deaths Result From
Collision Of Bus With
Automobile Last Friday
Mrs. Louise Paugh and Two Year Old Son Die
~ From Injuries Sustained, When Motor Bus
Crashes Into Rear of Automobile
Reel’s Corners on the Lincoln
Early Hour Friday Morning—Flames Set Fire
to Car and the Victims Were Badly Burned.
BE ————————————————————————— +
| Mrs. Louise Paugh, aged 27 years, of Detroit, Mich., died in the
Community Hospital, Somerset, on Saturday morning, as the re-
sult of shock, burns, fracture of the pelvis and dislocation of the:
right hip, received when the car in ‘which she was sitting was?
crashed in a eollision with a motor bus near Reels Co
‘Lincoln Highway at 8:40 o'clock Friday morning. wi
——— James W. Paugh, her two-year old
—— er ——
“Gospel of St. Mark
Chapter I
The beginning of the gospel of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Even as it is written in Isaiah
the prophet, i
Behold, I send you my messen-
'§ ger before thy face, who shall pre-
: pare thy way; :
The ‘voice of lone crying in the
wilderness; | ff dA
Make ye ready the way of the
rd, WL
‘Make his paths straight;
{§ wilderness and preached the bap-
§ tism of repentance unto remission:
alem; and they
iim in the river
ir sins. And
baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
. And it came to pass in those
days, that Jesus came from Naz-
areth of Galilee, and’ was baptized
of John in the Jordan.., And
‘straightway coming up out of the
water, he saw the heavens rent as-
under, and the Spirit as a ‘dove de-
scending upon him: and a voice
came out of the heavens, Thou art
my beloved Son, in thee I am well
pleased. ! 2
And straightway the = Spirit
driveth him forth into the wilder-
ness. And he was in the wilder-
ness forty days tempted of Satan;
and he was with the wild beasts;
and the angels ministered unto
| John came, who baptized in the’
went out unto |
of Judea, and §
son died immediately following the
accident, death
broken neck.
Detroit, received burps over
whole : body, but suffered no frac-"
Community Hospital where her con-
dition is regarded as serious. :
Both the private car and bus we
westbound, the Detroit party on thei
‘Thomas, W. Va. ‘On the mountain a
| highway ‘slippery and Mr. Paugh and
Mr. White decided chains were nec-
essary to safety.
{to stop without pulling off the road
[entirely. The big’ bus b
reasonable rate of speed, investigat-
‘but the driver failed to see
Vater; b he shall §
Put a Crimp in Crime
In New York State the Baumes
Crime Commission is expected to en-
deavor to amend the jury law at the
1929 session of the Legislature.
One of the chief difficulties is in
securing intelligent jurors. Incon-
veniences met with; ti lost by
talesmen from business; “old-fashion-
ed, obsolete” statutes covering jury
duty; low pay of jurymen and the
many exemptions that have been
made by law make “one wonder that
any intelligent jury is ever obtain-
ed,” says the commission.
Those who are urging a change say
that the present body of the jury
duty law is in many respects archaic
and does not serve a useful purpose
today. Similar conditions will be
found in all states and it has been
suggested that a study of all state
laws relating to jury duty be made
for the purpose of eliminating parts
which have become obsolete.
The intelligence of jurymen and
quick selection of a jury has a mark-
ed effect upon the proper expeditious
administration of the law. Courts
become confused and interest is often
lost in cases where proceedings are
slowed up hy out-of-date technicali-
ties of law which are applied to se-
lecting juries and trying eriminals.
Improvements in the means of ap-
prehending, trying and punishing
criminals, in a speedy manner, will do
more to reduce crime than all the
anti-revolver laws, which affect only
law-abiding citizens, that can be pro-
posed or passed. Let the heavy hand
and not on the individual who minds
his own business and respects the
rights of others.
able by imprisonment, according to a
new rule, in Italy. Already two mar-
sult penalties
caught breaking this
seven cabinet post§, there are
an ill wind that blows
onds, but
clothing were alm’ * COLs ¢
Word of the accident was speeded to
Somerset and the Brooks & Hauger
ambulance responded to the call,
bringing back the dead body ‘of the
infant and the two women who were:
burned. No one in the bus was in-
Jjured. © { ] —
Although the officers in charge of
the State Highway Patrol detail at.
Bedford released Herbert Rhodes, of
Pittsburg, alleged to have been the
driver of the bus, which was of the
Nevins Bus Company Inc., Brooklyn,
N. Y, it appears that a more thor-
ough investigation of the case will be
District Attorney James B. Landis,
of Somerset, dispatched two detee~
tives, Ed. G. Darr and Bert F. Lan- *
dis, to the scene of the wreck for an
investigation. A Coronal investiga-
tion was made Saturday afternoon at
the mortuary of Brooks & Hauger
and the coroner’s jury exonerated the
bus driver, Herbert Rhodes, of Pitts-
burgh, of practically all blame.
Nevin Bus Company should
funeral expenses.
The bodies of Mrs. Paugh and her .
two-year-old son were
Thomas, W. Va., Sunday by Under-
takers Brooks & Hauger.
of the family are located at Thomas,
pay the
their Christmas vacation and from
which place they were returning at
the time of the tragedy.
The Rev. John Miles Evans, who
was well known in this section some :
45 years ago, died of a paralytic.
stroke, his death occuring Dec. 18, in
his 81st year.
Rev. Evans had been pastor of four
congregations, now constituting the
Paradise and the Wilhelm charges of
| August 9, 1848.
the Reformed Church, Somerset
Classis. :
Rev. Mr. Evans was born near
Spring Mills, Center County, Pa.
He was educated at
Penn Hall and Bellefonte Academies,
Franklin and Marshall College and
| the Eastern Theological Seminary, lo-
of the law rest on the law-breaker |
s have been postponed as a re-|
imposed upon lovers |
cated at Lancaster, Pa.
He served the following pastorates:
Currlsville, Pa., six years; Paradise
(Salisbury), eight years; Red Bank,
or i | Pa., ten years; St. John’s, Pa, eight
Kissing under the moon is punish- |
years ‘and Spring City, Pa., seven
Leach Cross, famous pugilist, has
> a dentist. Probably he will
) be a very i on
1 do wif
Parked Near
Highway atan
rners on the
resulting from . a 7
_ Mrs. Hazel White, aged 18, also of + : 5 54,
the =
She was also removed to the’
(way ‘home from a Christmas visit at"
light fall of snow had rendered the
. At such an early *
‘hour, evidently they deemed it safe
for: Wi bi) 6,
Pittsburg came down a grade, at a © « ©
jury, however, recommended that the’
shipped to
where the accident victims had spent ©
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