The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 30, 1929, Image 1

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    Volume XL
NO. 22
“The Lass of Limerick Town” to be] To
Shown at Reich’s Auditoriim on’
Monday and Tuesday Evenings,
June 3rd and 4th.
“The Lass, of Limerick Town”
which is to be shown .at Reich’s Au-
ditorium on Monday and Tuesday
evenings, June 3td and 4th is an ex-
goa fine comic operetta. The
of this play have been working
very diligently for the past month’
and are very well drilled in their
The reserved seats will be on ‘sale
at Thomas Drug Store. If you enjoy
an evening’s entertainment ‘of the
highest quélity do not fail to see this
play. Miss Anna Bolden has worked
very hard in putting this show across,
and we feel sure a packed house on
both nights will repay her for her un-
tiring efforts.
a Following is the characters in the
‘ Charles Worthington, an English
Squire—Geo. Weyer.
Lady Worthington, his wife—Lydia
Capt. Worthington,
Frederick Bolden.
Betty, and Rose MeCoy, cousins,
their son—
wards of the judge—Mrs. E. Paul!
Miller and Irene E. Bolden.
Judge Hooley, the guardian—Karl
M. Leith. .
Justin O’Flynn, an amorous attor-
ney-—Robert Gauntz.
Mrs. O'Flynn, his mother—Eliza-
beth Glessner.
Pat, an innkeeper—Gene ‘Hostetler.
Mike, an ostler—Allen Maust.
Molly, a waitress—Georgia Reich.
Mr. Smith, the coachman—Allen
Mr. Partington, thesbutler—Charles
- Ezra Q. Hicks, a yankee farmer—
Gene Hostetler. ;
There will be more than 20 musi-
cal numbers. Do not fail to see this
show if possible. A sure cure for the
The Rev. Father Roach
Preaches Sermon-at the
Local Charch Service
The May procession and services
held at S.S. Phillip & James Catholic
church on last Sunday evening were
carried out very well in every detail.
The sermon was preached by Rev.
Father Roach of St. Patrick’s church,
Cumberland, Md., and was given in a
very forceful and understanding man-
Following i is the program that was
carried oui:
Processional March
Solo—Gounods Ave Maria—James
P. McCabe of Berlin, Pa.
Queen of Virtues—Palma Lucente.
Hymn—“How Pure, How Frail and
‘White”—Irene Bolden and children.
Flower Girl—Rita Bolden.
Hymn—*“Bring, Flowers of the
Rarest”—J oseph Derry and children.
Solo—Anna Mary D’Amico and
Act of Consecration—Rita Bolden.
Solo—Mother at Thy Feet Are
Kneeling—Veronica Dahl and child-
Crowning May Queen—Elsie Clark. |
Solo—Ave Maria—Mrs. Frank Cod-
er, Somerset, Pa.
Sermon—Rev. Edward Roach, Cum-
berland, Md.
Benediction of the Most Blessed
Maria—*Bright and
Drum and Bugle Corps
Join in Salisbury Parade
The Muitmers Parce Parade held in Salis-
bury on last Friday evening was wit-
nessed by a large crowd of people. The
Senior Drum and Bugle Corps was in
attendance from Meyersdale as well as
the Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. The
Salisbury Drum and Bugle Corps were
dressed in comical outfits.
The parade formed at the lower end
of the town and paraded through the
«t main street to the scene of festivities at
Wagner's Hall. After the parade a
very large crowd went to Wagner's
Hall where dancing and games held
sway until one o'clock when the even-
ings festivities ended.
Mention might be made here that the
Junior Drum and Bugle Corps received
a great deal of applause while in the
line of march. On Wednesday evening,
May 29th, the Junior Drum and Bugle
Corps go to Frostburg, Md. to take
part in a parade.
Arthar Steinley
Claimed by Death
Arthur “Sreiploys of Greenville
; died on May 23rd at the
age of 4 yeas, Funeral services
were on Sunday, May 26th, at
the Greenville Lutheran church; the
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Siegler of the Lutheran church,
of Salisbury, Pa. The deceased is
survived by his mother and several
brothers and sisters.
May 15 and death was caused by &
tumor of the brain. He was unmar-
floral tributes. were numerous and
beautiful, and spoke for themselves as
to the large circle. of friends of the
Buy a Poppy to Help -
A Disabled Veteran
In last week’s issue of the Commer-
cial a very appropriate picture was
‘lon display on the front page of a
young lady selling “Buddy Poppies.”
The American Legion of Meyersdale
will observe “Poppy Day” for the
next few weeks.
The poppies that are sold are made
by disabled teterans, who ‘have be-
came disabled through the loss of an
eye, an ear, an arm or a leg or both
for that matter. It costs but a trifle
and it means a great deal to the Le-
‘| gion if they are successful by selling
them all. It will mean that the crip-
pled and distressed veterans in this
district will be cared for to the best
of the local post’s ability and a per-
centage will go to the disabled; vet-
er of other sections.
If you haven’t bought your poppy
vet, do it today.
Meyersdale Cit Citizens Band
The coming summer, the: people of
Meyersdale and surrounding commun-
dale i in i concert OETA,
Under the able leadership of Pro-
fessor C. W. Baldwin the band is
coming to the front and will be heard
from in the very near future. Prac-
tice makes perfect, so they say, and
the Citizens Band will be perfection
plus. ' Too much cannot be said in
favor of the band and one of these
fine days you may be asked to contri-
bute at one of their splendid concerts
a (nickel or a dime) but will you be
among the living or the dead? Na
The band needs your whole hearted
support not in dollars and cents alone
but in your whole hearted support in
regard to your encouragement and as-
Henry Foust, of Johnstown, charged
with larceny, appeared before Judge
John A. Berkey in‘court Monday morn-
ing and entered a plea of guilty. He
was sentenced to pay the costs, a fine of
$500 and to serve not less than one year
and six months nor more than three
years in the Allegheny County Work-
house. Foust is a former police officer
in Stonycreek Township, Cambria Coun-
Clifford Heirtbaugh, of Confluence,
pleaded guilty to a charge of violating
the liquor laws, was sentenced to pay
the costs, a fine of $100 and to serve 60
days in the Allegheny Workhouse.
Clarence Cottingdon and Charles Ar-
tice, both of Friendsville, Md., pleaded
guilty to violation of the liquor laws
and were each ordered to pay the costs
and give bond in the sum of $500 for
good behavior for a period of one year.
Vincent .Sakanzi, of Central City,
pleaded guilty to a charge of assault
and battery and was ordered to pay the
costs and sentence was Suspended.
Farewell Party
Miss Georgia Reich gave a fare-
well party on last Saturday evening,
May 25, in honor of Robert F. Dull,
who left for Akron, Ohio, this Tues-
day. The evening was spent in play-
ing cards and dancing. At a late
hour a delicious lunch was served by
the hostess.
Anyhow since his vote on the de-
benture plan puts him outside the or-
ganization breastworks, Senatcr Bor-
ah probably feels more comfortable
than he has for several months,
Oh boy! what a show—cast of 75—
20 musical numbers—dancing cho-
ruses—novelty numbers-—“The Lass
of Limerick Town” at Reich’s Audi-
torium, June 3rd and 4th.
The deceased. was taken. to Johps hy
‘Hopkins Hospital at’ Baltimore on|
ried. The funeral was one of the
largest ever held in ‘that section, the |
{ity willy have Slenty of opportunity o of
: Pg
| "Tomb
The Tomb
of the Unknown
in all its plainness
and simplicity,
before the
N. akio nal
Glenn Nelson Blake former Mevers-
dale boy who was fatally wounded by
gangsters in Detroit, Michigan, on Sun-
day of'last week, succumbed to his in-
juries in the Police Receiving Hospital
of that place on last Tuesday evening
at 8:30 P. M. His remains were brought
to Meyersdale on Train No. 16, at 4:08
on Thursday evening. :
Glenn Was born in Salisbury, .Pa.,
Feb. 16, 1900 and at the time of his
death was. 29 years, 3 months and. 5
.| days of age. Glenn was graduated from
the Meyersdale High School in the elass
of 1919, and after graduation’ was em-
ployed by the Electric Light, Heat and
Power Co. of this place for three years,
after which he accepted ‘a position in
Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was a member of the local high
school basket ball team and after leav-
ing school starred for several season’s
on the “Rex .Club Basket Ball Team”
of this place.
At the time of his death the deceased.
'| was "employed by, The "Todds Protecto-
graph Sales Co., of Detrbit, Michigan.
Glenn was a yery likeable young fellow |
and leaves a large circle of friends to
mourn his paSsing. The floral tributes
were very numerous and beautiful.
‘Funeral services were condticted frony
the home ‘of the parents of the deceased,
‘on Main street, on Saturday morning at
11 o'clock. Rev. W. C. Marquis; ‘pastor
of the local Methodist Church, officiated.
The . remains were taken to Salisbury,
Pa., and laid to rest in the I. O.'O. F.
Cemetery of .that place. The pall bear-
ers were, Ralph Barnett, James B.
Slicer, Karl M. Leith, R. G. Miller, «John
| Lint, and R. H. Bowman.
‘The ‘deceased is survived by the fol-
lowing: his wife, Mrs. Glenn Blake, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. ‘George Blake of
1 this place, one’ sister, Thelma, of Atlan-
tie City, Robert, of San Antonic
George, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lee at
Col. Chas. A. ‘Bindbérgh ‘and Miss
{Anne Spencer Morrow Wedded in
Englewood, New Jersey, Monday,
May 27th.
encer Morrow to Charles A.
Lindbergh (Lindy) took place on
Monday, May 27th. 1t was a com-
plete surprise as it was supposed they
would be married in the middle of
June. The wedding ceremony was
performed by an old friend of Am-
bassador Morrow, Dr. William Adams
Brown, of Union Theological Semin-
ary, New York.
There were only seven present at
the wedding namely: Ambassador and
Mrs. Morrow, their daughters Eliza-
beth and Constance, Mrs. Evangeline
Booth, mother of the fiyer and Mr.
and Mrs. Joy Johnson Morrow, broth-
er and sister-in-law of the Ambassa-
Col. Lindbergh and his bride left
the estate at 4:30 p. m. Monday even-
ing, but their destination which was
going to be by plane was not reveal-
Memorial Square
Memorial Square has been replant-
ed and resodded which adds material-
ly to its appearance... This memorial
placed there by the Ladies’ Auxiliary
of the American Legion, and beauti-
fied and planted by the Civic League
is a credit to the town.
shrubbery have now been planted and
lawn grass seed was sown last week.
This is a real beauty spot and one
that the citizens of this community
should well be proud of.
Ag awkitel awoddiog: SEM}
Flowers and |
Miss Price
The graduation. carols of the
, Senior Class of
the Meyersdale High School, and was
a very prominent member of the so-
cial set. The groom is the eldest som
of Mr. Maust, proprietor of the New|
Colonial Hotel and assisted his father
in the hotel. He is a graduate of
Meyersdale High School, and attended
Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio.
Miss Evelyn Hartley of Meyersdale
and Edgar Stotler of Salisbury were
the attendants as was Miss Lois
Hartley of this place. The happy
young couple have a host of friends
here who wish them success in their
matrimonial venture and the Commer-
cial joins in wishing this couple all
the success in the world.
Legion and Auxiliary
Take Part in Memorial
Services at Windber
The Charles E. Kelly Post No. 112
of the American Legion and the ladies
of the Legion Auxiliary attended the
county memorial services held in
Windber on last Sunday.
All of the Legion Posts in the coun-
ty were represented as well as all the
auxiliaries. The services were car-
ried out very well in every detail.
The main speaker of the afternoon
was Lieut. Commander Schrumm, for-
merly chaplain of the “Mayflower”
Presidential Yacht, and chaplain of
the United States Naval Acamedy at
Annapolis, Md.
Fines imposed
Criminal Courts Self-Supporting
Is Showing Last Three Months
Clerk’s fees 143 cases (Paid County)
30 Prisoners, Employed County Home,
Forfeited bonds to County.
District Attorney fees 148 cases (Paid County)
75 days @ $1.50... — 3,375.00
: *475.00
Total Receipts
District Attorney’s Salary.
$ 787.50
Clerk of Courts’ Salary.
Probation Officer’s Salary
Court Employee’s Salary
Grand Jurors Pay
Petit Juror’s Pay
Court Stenographer
Witness J. P. and Constables
County Detective
Balance in County Treasury.
If all the prisoners
falls upon the County fathers.—Adv.
Assistant County Detective and Expenses
In addition to the above statement the probation officers acting in behalf
of the Juvenile Court, have collected and procured for the benefit of the
county maintenance of deserted and neglected children, two thousand dollars.
The Criminal Courts of Somerset County have been self-sustaining during
the last ten years, an achievement never before attained in Somerset County.
were employed on the highways, the Water Level road
could be built without costing the taxpayers anything.
This duty by law
class which was one of the largest in
the history of the schools. Rev. W.
C. Marquis of the local Mcthodist
church gave the invocation.
Following is the program that was
Salutatory—Development of the In-
dividual Through Rusia
Class History in four chapters—| ;
Frances Maust.
Class Poem--Phyllis Enoch.
Class Song—-Entire Class.
' History of Education in Mcyersdale
—Althea Habel.
Piano Duet — (a) Processional
March by Leon Ringeub, (b) Sunflow-
er Dance by MacClymoni—Georgia
Reich and Mary Lucente.
Co-operation in School and Com-
munity Life—Josephine Hay.
Vocal Duet—“Dancing Leaves”—
Pearl Hershberger and Mary Hartley.
Valedictory—Tonight we . launch,
where shall we anchor—Naomi Bow-
Presentation of Diplomas—Dr. L.
R. Collins.
Class Anthem—Entire Class.
Benediction~—Rev. W. C. Marquis.
Miss Bowmaster delivered one of
the finest orations ever made by a
high school student and deserves
great praise for her splendid work.
Misses Althea Habel, Mary Lucente,
Frances Maust and Josephine Hay,
delivered their orations in a very
forceful manner.
On last ‘Thursday evening the au-
00 tomobile of Charles Blocher of Salis-
bury street was stolen while parked
in front of his house. Mr. and Mrs.
Blocher had gone into the house, for
a short time, and on coming out
found the car gone. They at once
started on a search for the car but to
no avail. The license number of the
car was telephoned to different places
nearby, and finally the car was locat-
ed on Friday.
The thieves who stole the car had
stopped at the Brotherton garage late
Thursday evening and were trying. to
steal some gas from the pump at that
place, when the proprietor hearing
them, shot at them several times, the
thieves fleeing. Officer Victor B.
Glessner of Brotherton has been
working on the case, but as yet no
clue has been found. Mr. Blocher
was able to get his car the latter part
of the week.
home: The funeral arrangements were
{in charge of W. C: Price.
ton oN.
ot the sal.
; PALCRO oun
E. Vv. Bearer, of Ligonien Forest Rang-
er of Negro Mountain District M. G.
Gnagey, Assistant Forest Inspector
Sayers, and Prof. J. M. Dunn of the
local high school faculty, they very effi-
ciently planted 1000 red pine (Pinus
Resinosa) ‘trees on the tract of State
land adjacent to the Howard G. Peck
farm on Negro Mountain. The group
taking an active part in the planting in-
cluded Messrs Sayers, M. G. Gnagey,
- M. Dunn, Edward Lichty, Fay Oes-
r Nevin Schrader, Philip Miller, Clyde
Deal, George Bender, Willard Fay and
Allen Smith; Misses Alta Schrock, Mary
E. Livengood, Lucille Lowry, Kathryn
Diehl, Isabelle Engle, Marian Statler,
Vida Davis, Marian Maust, Helen King,
Leota Rodamer and Prema Speicher.
After the trees were planted, the
eritire party, led by Forest Ranger
Gnagey, hiked to the Negro Mountain ob-
servation tower site, where in a short
time a campfire was blazing, and wien-
ers, pickles and marshmallows were in
a constant state of jeopardy. To Philip
Miller and “Sis” Diehl goes the prize. for
“pulling” the best wiener disappearing
trick of the evening, the two contestants
being tied at ten to the credit of each in
the mysterious disposition act. Philip
claims he should have been allowed to
continue his act after he had been un-
ceremoniously halted in his magic, due
to the fact that his mother had furnish-
ed the party with an abundance of deli-
cious home-made doughnuts.
As the shadows of night came steadily
along, it was decided that plans for the
homeward journey be immediately put
into effect. Consequently the trucks of
A. C. Schrock and F. W. Bender were
soon laden with their human cargoes,
and the trip back over the mountains
was begun. The trip home in the twi-
light was an enjoyable one, without inci-
dent. The party arrived in Salisbury
at 7:30 o'clock, tired, but happy, and
with the feeling that a day brim-full of
worthwhile activities had been the lot of
the entire group.
Mr. Gnagey Forest Ranger wishes to
thank Mr. Dunn, principal of the Salis-
bury high school, and the pupils of the
high school for the good: work they have
done in planting forest seedlings. Dis-
trict Forester V. M. Bearer came up to
the Negro Mountain district a short
time ago and highly praised the work
done by the pupils of Salisbury high
school in planting the tree seedlin; gs.
Guests of Legion Post
On Wednesday evening, May 29th,
the Junior Drum and Bugle Corps
went to Frostburg, Md., where . they
were the guests of Farrady Post of
the American Legion of that place.
The Frostburg Legion held a big cele-
bration and a good turnout of posts
| from many sections were expected.
At Frostburg, Wednesday|
“| Watch
The crowd at Mt. Lebanon last Sun-
day, attending the memorial services
held jointly by the delegations from
Berlin and Meyersdale, was estimated
to have numbered approximately one
thousand persons.
The M. C. Lowry Grand Army Post
and §ie H. C. McKinley Camp of the
Sons of Veterans, both Meyersdale or-
ganizations, and the Harry Fisher
Post of the American’ Legion, Berlin,
each had a good representation.
The graves of veterans of all wars
were decorated and a very appropri-
ate address was made by the Rev. G.
«| E. Gindlesperger, of Berlin. He based
his theme on the heroic sacrifices
made by the Boys in Blue from 1861-
11865. His address was very interest-
ing, and he touched on a great many
happenings of the civil war period.
The attendance was the largest
ever to turn out. for these services,
many peoplé coming for quite a dis-
The firemen’s drive is still on. But
have you donated? If not why not?
The thermometer is «very close the
$1700.00 mark, but we haven’t raised
near half the money yet. The money
can be raised if you will do your
The friends of the fire department
are going to have a community sale
some time real soon and if you
haven't the cash to spare, the commit-
tee in charge will be only too glad to
accept any -article you may wish to
give; such. as old furniture, rugs,
chickens, pigs, sheep, farm imple-
ments, ‘ etc. See the committee in
‘| charge at once and give what you can
|to them. These articles should be in-
‘deed forthcoming from the rural segs: .
#’ tions as very .little has .been yw
from them in the line of donations
a great extent,
wight rain or shine. Show thy
do appreciate their efforts and mail
or bring your donation to M. L. Bar-
ber or one of the committee at once.
The various organizations such as,
the ladies of the Lutheran church, the
Pollyanna Club of the Philathea class
of the Reformed church, the firemen’s
friends and wives, the ladies above
the B. & O. R. R. who donated a
quilt, the Plum Bottom Quilting Club,
card parties, etc., which have netted
the fire fund a tidy sum.
The minstrel show was put on and
realized a very handsome sum, but
what of the others, and in particular
those living outside of Meyersdale.
Wake up to the fact that they are
ready to protect your home and fam-
ily as well as those of the borough.
Donate to the fire truck fund today
you may need the truck tomorrow.
Boxing Contests at
Garrett, Thursday
The Memorial Day program plan-
ned by the Garrett Athletic Club
should draw a capacity house. Each
and every bout ‘will be a good one.
Battling Walters, Gatrett sensation,
will tackle Kid Bradley, of Pitts-
burgh, in the main go.
There will be five other star bouts
which include Otis Naylor, Meyers-
dale, and Go Getem Gettings, Jerome,
Pa., Ray Schrader, Garrett, Pa., and
Joe Fullerton, Stoyestown, Pa., Nevin
Schrader, Salisbury, and David
Romesburg, Garrett, Pa. There will
be two other good bouts but as yet
not arranged. The first bout will be
at 7:45 p. m.
May Dance Held at
Barton, Well Attended
On last Friday evening the Annual
May Dance was held at Barton, Md.
Miss Betty Benson, of Pittsburgh, and
Jerry Reich, of Meyersdale, carried
off second honors as the smoothest
dancers on the floor. Mr. Reich's
lady friend was presented with a
handsome bouquet of roses.
I will meet you at Reich’s Auditor-
ium on Monday and Tuesday even-
ings, June 3rd and 4th to see “The
Lass of Limerick Town.” Oh boy!
what a show.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Sons
of Union Veterans will hold a bake
sale on June 1st at F. C. Robertson’s
Repair Shop, beginning at
10:00 A. 1