The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, July 18, 1929, Image 1

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    : Volume XL
Thomas Garlitz of Sand Patch, Pa.,
place on
was a business visitor to this
the past Saturday.
John Sturtz of Sand Patch was a
visitor to Meyersdale the past Sunday
F. P. Hare, Deupty Sheriff of Som-
erset County spent the week end here
visiting with his family.
Mrs. John Jewett and Mrs. Alfred
Daubert were visitors to Frostburg,
Md., on last Thursday evening with
relatives and friends.
Florida are visiting at the home of
Mr. Rowe’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick Rowe of Broadway.
Mr. Clyde Rowe of Frostburg, Md.,
was a visitor to Meyersdale on the
past Saturday with relatives and
Clyde Hare, who is employed in
Pittsburgh spent the week end at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. P. Hare of “Casey’s Cafe.”
Mr. and Mrs. William Baer of Ak-
ron, Ohio, have arrived in Meyersdale
for an extended visit with relatives
and friends.
Carl Seiler, who had been visiting
at the home of his sister, Miss Al-
verda Seiler, has returned to his
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Clark of Ak-
ron, Ohio, who had been visiting at
the home of Mr. Clark’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Clark Broadway,
returned to their home in Akron,
‘Ohio, the past week. )
_ Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Hs
Betty and ‘son Jack we
Joseph Walsh, who is employed by
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in
‘Washington, Pa., spent the week end
visiting with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Walsh of Olinger St.
Oliver Miller, who is employed by
the State Highway Department was
a week end visitor at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller
of Broadway.
Harry Leckemby, who is employed
as General Manager of the American
Bridge Co., with headquarters in
Pittsburgh, Pa., spent the past week
end at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Leckemby of Main
James Keegan, Jerry Foley, Freder-
ick D’Amico, Howard Tipton and
John McKenzie, who are employed by
the Baltimore and Ohio R. R. Co., in
Pittsburgh, Pa., spent the week end
at their respective homes.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jewett and sons
William and Thomas of Spangler,
Pa., who had been visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Daubert
of Center St., returned to their homs
on the past Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack “Teachy. of
Youngstown, Ohio, arrived in Meyers-
dale on the past Saturday evening
and are visiting at the home of Mr.
Beachy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
Beachy of Salisbury, Pa., and Mrs.
Beachy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. L.
Imhoff of Main Street. Mr. and Mrs.
Beachy returned to their home in
Youngstown, Ohio, the past Monday
accompanied by Mrs. Beachy’s par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Imhoff who will
visit with them for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Stauffer and
daughter Evelyn of Akron, Ohio, ac-
companied by two chlidren of James
E. Leckemby, Jr., of Akron, Ohio, ar-
rived here on the past Friday for an
extended visit with Mrs. Stauffer’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Leck-
emby of Main St. Councilman Leck-
emby’s two grandchildren will also
spend an extended vacation at the
home of their grandparents before re-
turning to Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Gus Pappas accompanied by
her son Billy, arrived home from
Cumberland, Md., the past Saturday.
Mrs. Pappas had spent four days of
the past week in Cumberland having
taken Billy who had the sad misfor-
tune of losing the sight of his left
eye on the past Fourth of July, by
having a portion of a torpedo fly into
it. The injured member is being
treated in order to strengthen it by
Dr. Jones, eye specialist of Cumber-
land, Md.
John Housel of Keystone, Pa.,*was
a visitor to Meyersdale the past Sat-
and Mrs. Lleweiyn Rowe of
{New Yok, Phil
lat the
tal Flight.
Frantz in charge.
Frank Thomas Jr.,
iel Clapper.
ler and Mr. Hammond, who took them
took place.
The deceased is survived by his sis-
Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Gurley of Cumberland, Md., an uncle
and aunt of the deceased, Mr. and
Mrs. Bohen, Cumberland, Md., Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Gurley, Cumberland,
Md., Dr. and Mrs. Gurley, Johnstown,
Pa., Mrs. Charles Gurley of Cumber-
land, Md., Mz and Mrs. Howard B.
Frankenfield with whom the deceased
had made his home in Philadelphia,
Pa., Mrs. Margaret Hoag of Philadel-
Thomas W. Gurley, met death on
last Monday afternoon as he attempt-
ed a landing at the Pine Valley Field
on the outskirts of Berlin, New Jer-
sey. “Tom”, as he was more famil-
iarly known to his host of friends in
Pitcairn Aviation Co., and on May 6th
opened’ the air-mail ‘route between
adelphia, Baltimore
Washington, D. C.
deceased was 27 years of age
time of his death. After Cross-
the fly field at a low altitude,
A ve ; into the
g crashed in
a nearby cornfield of John McCauley
on the Berlin Road near Berlin, New
Jersey. The plane immediately burst
into flames.
Badly hurt and unable to free him-
self from the pilot's seat, he was
heard to cry for help. Three passing
motorists, William Speedwell, Frank-
lin Thomas, and John C. Hunt, all re-
sidents of Hammonton, N. J., saw the
plane fall and ran across the field as
the flames ate their way toward the
stricken man. Speedwell who was in
the lead, rushed to Gurley’s side and
tried to drag him free, but as he did
so the flames suddenly enveloped the
cock-pit, burning the rescuer on the
face and hands and forcing him back.
Approximately 1000 persons were
at the scene of disaster a few minutes
after the fatal crash. The tragedy
was witnessed by a friend of the de-
ceased, Robert Jefferson, manager of
the Pine Valley Field, whom Gurley
had planned to pay a visit. An-
other eye witness, William R. Law-
rence of Berlin Road, said he was
standing in the rear of his home when
he saw the plane flying low. “It ap-
peared to dip in salute to the flag, at
the Pine Valley Field,” he said, “and
then righted itself and continded for
a short space. Suddenly it turned
over in the air and eplunged down-
State police from the Berlin Bar-
racks held the crowd at a distance
while the West Berlin Fire Company
extinguished the burning debris.
Coroner Foster, of Collingswood, was
summoned to take charge of the body.
Mr. Gurley set out from Washington,
D. C., where he had lived since May,
in a Super-Mailwing on Monday
morning, July 8th, to test a radio bea-
con device now under development and
designed to aid aviators in determin-
ing position. “Tom” had told Robert
Jefferson, manager of the Pine Valley
Field, “he would pay him a call some
day,” and officials believe, judging
from previous tests, he was begin-
ning to find himself out of range
from the radio beacon station at Col-
lege Park, Md., with which he was
conducting the test, and had decided
to stop off at the Pine Valley Field.
Prior to ‘opening the New York-
Washington Route, Mr. Gurley had
piloted an air-mail plane between At-
lanta and Jacksonville, Florida, for
the Pitcairn Organization. He had
been with them just short of a year.
He had been flying for about six years
and was considered a very able pilot.
Before taking up aviation he had gone
in for automobile racing and was a
very close friend of the famous race
driver “Jimmie” Murphy who met
death several years ago.
Thomas W. Gurley was born in
Meyersdale, where he received his
school training. After the death of
his father, the late Thomas W. Gur-
ley, who "conducted a Jewelry store
very successfully in this place for
some time, “Tom” who was then in
Body of Airplane Victim Taken
to Meyersdale For Funeral
and Interment—Details of Fa-
Funeral services for Thomas W.
Gurley were held from Zion Evangel-
ical Lutheran Church, Meyersdale, on
Friday morning, with Rev. J. Luther
The floral tributes
were numerous and beautiful and
spoke for themselves as to the large
circle of friends of the deceased. The
pall bearers were: Barron Shipley,
George Bisel,
George Baer, John Horning and Dan-
The floral tributes were
placed in the cars of Ralph D. Pfah-
to Union cemetery where interment
Undertaker Joseph L.
Tressler had charge of the funeral ar-
ter, Mrs. Llewelyn Rowe of Florida,
and two brothers John and Frank of
Meyersdale and surrounding vicinity,
was employed as air mail pilot by the '
Twelve brides-to-be, members of
divulged their engagements at the annual “Pans
the graduating class. The pretty custom requires
the senior cl
ast” given by the
University of Southern California at Los Angeles,
Delta Delta Delta sorority in honor of
a given signal during the breakfast each engaged senior
must arise and pass through the ring of pansies,
, Somerset, Stoyestown,
| Cresson, and intermediate points, will
be established as the result of the
| Wheeler-Flynn = Bill allocation
(highway construction contract: now
|under way, James Lyall Stuart, Sec-
‘retary of Highways, said today. This
improved will be Traffic Route No. 53,
with the exception of an unimproved
southeast of Stoyestown and Hoov-
ersville, which is paralleled by an im-
town and Hooversville. :
The preferences under the Wheeler-
Flynn Act, expressed by,
County Commissioners, as
nS. k er,
Traffic Route No. 53, from end of
improvement north to Kingwood—5.3
Traffic Route No. 53, from Holsop-
ple thru to the South borough line of
Hooversville—4.0 miles.
These preferences will close the
gaps of unimproved road on Traffic
Route No. 53 excepting the section
between the Lincoln Highway and
Hooversville and will provide a new
north-south improved road from Som-
erset County to Cambria County con-
necting U. S. Route No. 40, the Na-
| tional Pike, Traffic Route No. 31 lo-
ically known as the Old Glades Trail,
U. S. Route No. 30, the Lincoln High-
way, and U. S. Route No. 22, the Wil-
liam Penn Highway. Traffic will be
the National Pike through the two
counties in Gallitzin. The unimprov-
ed gap on Route 53, between the Lin-
coln Highway southwest of Stoyes-
town, and Hooversville, is paralleled
by an improved county road between
Stoyestown and Hooversville. A con-
tract providing’ for the construction of
4.65 miles of concrete pavement, now
under way, will close the gap between
the improved sections leading from
Davidsville and Ferndale.
The town of Confluence, where the
Youghiogheny and Casselman Rivers
join, a summer haven for many tour-
ists, will be accessible over improved
roads from Traffic Route No. 31, the
Lincoln Highway, U. S. Route No. 219
and the William Penn Highway. The
towns of Listonburg, Beachly, Dumas,
Harnedsville, Ursina, Paddytown,
Kingwood, New Centerville, Stoyes-
town, Friedens, Hooversville, Blough,
Landstreet, Holsopple, Davidsville,
will benefit through the connection of
improved roads with these highways.
Traffic. from Cresson, Johnstown,
Somerset and intermediate points,
travelling to Morgantown and Union-
town, will have a shorter and more di-
rect route free from traffic congestion
by following Traffic Route No. 53, and
the National Pike to Uniontown.
Traffic on U. S. Route No. 219 will be
relieved somewhat by the establish-
ment of this improved parallel route
between Cresson and the National
Speaking of ’Specs
Summer spectacles are important
to the affairs of the season, and at the
seashore, and in hills, mountains, and
on the busy highways one beholds an
almost universal acceptance of pyra-
lin materials that remind one of tor-
toise shell, shell and crystal compos-
ite, gray pearl and amber.
his Junior year in the High School
left Meyersdale, and had been living
with his aunt, Mrs. Mary Franken-
field of Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Gurley
Harrisburg, July 17—An all-im-
proved north-south Route, from the
National Pike, in Somerset County, to
Gallitzin, in Cambria County, serving
Johnstown, |
$255,156.19 to Somerset County and a
gap between the Lincoln Highway, inatic
proved county road between Stoyes-|0'clot
the Somerset |’
approved |
able to follow improved roads from
ention of the Som-
iteer Firemen’s As-
will be entertained by
ire’ Department No. 1,
pened with a band
ay evening, July
sociation 7h
Central . Ci
24, at- 6: k on the show
grounds.’ of the Peace F. J.
Mulcahy e the address f
the municipal building where draw-
ings will take place for positions in
the various contests. Band concerts
will be rendered by bands' of the vis-
iting companies. >
The business session will be contin-
ued from 9:30 A. M. to 12 noon when
balloting for officers and place of
convention for 1930 will take place.
In the enterim, at 9:30, a silver loving
cup will be the prize for the six man
crew who will take a 30 foot ladder
off a truck and carry it 150feet. At
10:15, another loving cup will be the
prize for the winner of the hose reel
contest. The third silver loving cup
will go to the victor of the hub and
hub race which will commence at
At 1:30 P. M. each fire department,
fastidiously groomed, will enter the
Grand Parade to compete for the sil-
ver cups offered for the best appear-
ing band, the largest and best Drum
Corps, best appearing company of 24
or more men, largest uniformed
group, largest number of men in line,
largest auxiliary in line, best appear-
ing auxiliary of 14 or more ladies in
line, shortest fireman, tallest fireman
and heaviest one in the line of parade.
At three P. M., the pumping con-
test will begin, the prize being a sil-
ver loving cup. Another will be giv-
en to the winning side of the tug-of-
war contest of not over ten men. All
prizes will be awarded at 5 o'clock
followed by a band concert on the
show grounds. The gay midway will
be the attraction after 7:30 with
dancing in the unicipal building af-
ter 9:00.
The Boy Scout movement has re-
ceived official recognition in the pro-
gram of events during the convention,
starting off Friday afternoon at 2:30
with Troop assembly. Somerset Coun-
ty Scout Commissioner Clinton White,
of Windber, will have charge of the
opening ceremonies at 3:00 P. M.
when competitive demonstrations on
signaling in the Morse code or sema-
phore code, dressing and undressing
contest, scout relay broad jump, knot-
tying and string burning contests,
first aid, troop Specialty will take
place. Each troop will prepare and
cook their own supper at 5 o'clock.
Troops making the best demonstra-
tion of a camp and of the program
will receive a silver loving cup.
American Legion Bugle and Drum
Corps will appear at 7:30 and a half
hour later will join in a competitive
parade with the Boy Scout troops.
Loving cups will be awarded for first
and second best Drum Corps in line,
third prize for best appearing Junior
Drum Corps, fourth prize for the best
appearing district group of Boy
Scouts and a silver loving cup for the
District group having traversed the
greatest total mileage. After 9:30,
all the participants will join in the
amusement attractions and dancing.
Saturday afternoon, the Farmers
was 27 years of age.
| third
1 Dire
speeches on the cost of fire in Amer-
ica. At 3:30 demonstrations will
show fire protection means that far-
mers can enjoy without any additional
cost. The effect of water and chem-
icals on a burning building will be
shown at 4:00 by a group of fire-
fighters. The closing events of the
sessions will start at 7:80 in the show
grounds with shows, rides, bingo,
dancing after 9:00, a mummers pa-
rade at 10:00 P. M| and at 11 P. M.
the drawing for Pontiac coach will
be announced as well as the winner of
the popularity contest.
The officers of the entertaining fire-
men consist of R. H. Lochrie, pres.,
Harry Bracken, vice pres.,
Wechtenhiser, sec., Jos. Miller, assist-
ant sec., Lloyd Gordon, financial sec.,
J. E. Lohr, treas., Edward Mills, chief,
E. L. Henderson, first asst. chief;
H. A. Johns, second asst. chief; A. J.
McQuade, foreman, William Forsythe,
1st asst. foreman, George Sura, sec-
ond asst. foreman and J. R. Bowser,
asst. foreman.. The Board of
) § BE , F..J. Mul
cahy, Edward Mills, William Robert-
son and J. M. Miller. The convention
committee are: R. H. Lochrie, Edward
Sebring, F. J, Mulcahy, J. E. Lohr,
George Sura, Harry Bracken, E. L.
Henderson, John Sura, Charles Ash-
man, J. A. Johns, Edward Mills, El-
mer Bracken, James Miller and A. J.
Mr. C. J. Rhodes of St. Paul, Elk
Lick Township, met with a very ser-
ios accident on Friday of last week
while assisting to put a new roof on
the barn of Daniel Boyer, located
about five miles north of Berlin. Mr.
Rhodes had ascended to the top of the
ladder used in getting on the roof
and was just in the act of getting on
ithe roof when the ladder gave way
causing him to fall to the ground, a
distance of about 19 feet. He was
very much stoved up and bruised by
the fall which rendered him helpless.
Dr. Shaw of Berlin was immediate-
ly summoned and was soon at the
place of the accident. He administer-
ed first aid treatment to the injured
man who was suffering internally.
The ambulance of W. C. Price was
brought to the scene in a short time
and removed Mr. Rhodes to the Wen-
zel hospital in Meyersdale.
Upon examination by X-ray and
otherwise it was found that his right
shoulder was badly crushed and that
several bones on the same side of his
body were fractured—the clavicle,
hip bone, and femure—together with
other injuries of more or less sever-
We are pleased to state that at this
writing, report has it, that the con-
dition of Mr. Rhodes is responding to
treatment and showing improvement.
His many friends wish him a speedy
recovery. ?
Foreign Patents
A majority of American manufac-
turers and exporters pay very little
attention to securing foreign patents
for their products. This has prompt-
ed a warning from the Chief of the
Patent and Trade Mark section of the
United States Department of Com-
merce. He says that failure of
American manufacturers and invent-
ors to protect themselves in foreign
markets has been to the great advan-
tage of foreign manufacturers who
have copied American-made goods
and placed them on the market in
their own names.
An eastern educator says that big
classes are tending the flivverize the
schools. Well, that ought to enable
the youngsters to get a rattling good
will assemble at 3:00 P. M. to hear
Bright and early Monday morning,
July 8th, the site of the Somerset
County Council Scout camp on Laurel
Hill Creek, was invaded by twenty-five
Scouts representing Troops from
Windber, Meyersdale, Central City,
Berlin and Somerset. Most of these
boys will spend two weeks at the
camp, and those who had planned to
stay only one week soon decided that
they would write home for permission
to stay the second week. The Scouts
in camp during the first week are:
Herman Large of Troop 2 Meyers-
dale, James Coleman, Billie Beam,
Ralph Moore, Herbert Kanot, Charles
Shaffer, George Menser, Robert C.
Darr, all of Troop 3 Somerset; Edgar
Lohr, George Darr, both of Troop 2
Somerset; Robert Landis, Don Walker
and Frank Womer, all of Troop 1
Somerset; James Forney, Gilmore
Rinick, John Hoffman, Samuel Bru-
baker, all of Troop 1 Berlin; Harold
Churns of Troop 2 Windber, and Leo
Labuda, George Zalnurak, John Tros-
ky, George Mamacek, Walter Baruc-
ky, Andy Chipchocky and William
Weicht of Troop 1 Central City.
The camp site presents a very at-
tractive picture. There is a street of
tents on either side of a central flag
pole. At the end of the street is the
Headquarters tent and at the other
end the staff tent. To the right of
the staff tent is the First Aid Tent
which is well equipped to handle any
emergency which might arise. One
of the most attractive points in the
camp, at least to the boys, is the mess
hall where three times a day whole-
some and satisfying meals are served
to the Scouts.
The camp is under the personal di-
rection of Scout Executive Paul W.
Schoen, of the Somerset County Coun-
cil and he is assisted by Prof. Ber-
nard S. Hostetler of Central City. A
the various departments of the camp.
William Parson, of Somerset, acts as
adjutant and directs the formations of
the day in addition to his work" as
| swimming instructor. Scout Walter
instructor and has charge of all the
advancement work in the camp.
Eagle Scout William Miller of Scalp
Level, has charge of the Pioneering
work and is a ready helper in other
departments. Venicie Connella of
Windber, has charge of the First Aid
instruction and of the First Aid tent.
Scout Willard Gates of Somerset, is
assistant in charge of instruction and
is chief of the Sanitary Department.
George Hayes of Somerset, a Red
Cross Life Saver, 18 instructor in
swimming and first aid, to help the
boys prepare for the Red Cross tests.
Scoutmaster E. Walter Larson, Som-
erset, who is attending camp the first
two weeks with his Troop is helping
on the staff in many ways and has won
the friendship and respect of all the
The first day of camp was devoted
to getting settled and organizing the
work for the coming days. The first
thing Tuesday morning, the sound of
the bugle woke the boys to a program
of activity. This call came at 6:30
and was followed at 6:35 by reveille.
The boys were then lined up for set-
ting-up exercises followed by the
morning dip or wash. At 7:05 there
is a sick call at which every boy is
examined for any possible ailment.
At 7:15 there is an assembly at which
the colors are raised and a short pat-
riotic exercise is given. This is fol-
lowed by mess, called at 7:20. 8
o’clock there is a good turn period
which the boys do something for the
benefit of the camp in instruction
work or in improving the camp site.
At 9 o’clock there is a . Scouteraft
class followed by a second period of
Scoutcraft at 10 o’clock. A very pop-
ular period comes at 11:15 when the
Scouts have their first swim of the
day. Second mess is at 12:15 which
is followed by a rest hour. Tent in-
spection is conducted at 2:15 at which
time it is difficult to find the least bit
of dirt or disorder about the tents.
From 2:30 to 4:30 is a recreation per-
iod when such features as baseball
games, track meets, swimming meets,
and the like are on the program; dur-
ing this period the boys may elect to
do special Scoutcraft work. The af-
ternoon swim at 4:20 is followed by
the evening parade when a personal
inspection is conducted. Every Scout
strives to be faultlessly dressed at
this time as an award is made to the
Scout presenting the best appearance.
At 5:15 there is a flag ceremony
which precedes evening mess at 6:00
o’clock. After mess group games are
conducted on the campus until time
for the evening campfire. Tatoo
sounds at 9 o'clock and at 9:15 the
blowing of taps brings a full days ac-
tivity to a close.
On Thursday afternoon a track
meet was held. All of the Scouts
took part and as a result there was
very close competition. The results
of the events were as follows: 50 yard
group of older Scouts have charge of |
Berlin, with Leo Labuda' second, o
Troop 1 Central City and Walter Ba-
rucky of Troop 1 Central City also,
third. Standing Broad Jump won by
Edgar Lohr of Troop 2 Somerset, and
James Coleman of Troop 3 Somerset,
second, and Harold Churns of Troop 2
Windber, third. Running Broad
Jump won by James Coleman of
Troop 3, Somerset, with Edgar Lohr
of Troop 2 Somerset, second and John
Hoffman of Troop 1 Berlin, third.
Crab race won by Walter Barucky of
Troop 1 Central City, with William
Weicht second and Leo Labuda third,
all of the same Troop. High Jump
won by Robert Landis of Troop 1
Somerset, James Coleman of Troop 3
Somerset, second and John Hoffman of
Troop 1 Berlin as hird. Three-leg-
ged race won by a team consisting of
Billie Beam of Troop 8 Somerset, and
Robert Darr of Troop 3 Somerset.
Second, by a team consisting of Wal-
ter Barucky and William Weicht, both
of Troop 1 Central City, and third by
a team consisting of George Darr and
Frank Womer of Troop 2 Somerset.
Several other events were scheduled
but postponed because of lack of time.
On Friday afternoon the entire
camp visited the Griffith swimming
pool where swimming tests were giv-
en and demonstrations of diving and
life saving were a part of the pro-
gram. Two interesting races were:
one of them, being a 30 yard swim
which was won by Robert Landis of
Troop 1 Somerset, with James Cole-
man of Troop 3 Somerset second, an’
Herman Large of Troop 1 Meyersdale
third. The other event was a three
man relay race won by a team con-
sisting of James Coleman, Billie Beam
and Herman Large, second place went
to the team consisting of William
Weicht, Sam Brubaker and Robert
Landis, :
There has been two outstanding‘
campfire programs during the week.
On Thursday night an Indian pro-
gram was given under the direction of
Walter Baldwin. Friday night ‘was
stunt night and each tet put on a
roup. stant, which was jot amusifg.
ana entervaiming. ToC Lr
The camp has beén visited by a
large number of parents and friends
of the Scouts. Major Phil A. Shaf-
fer, Chairman of the Council Camp
Committee, has made a daily inspec-
tion of the camp. Mr. F. W. Womer,"
President of the Council has beer
very faithful in giving every possible
assistance to the camp staff and to
the Scouts at the camp. Visitors are
always welcome at the camp and
meals will be served by making ar-
rangements in advance.
On Friday evening, July 19th, the
Somerset Rotary Club will hold their
regular weekly meeting at the camp
and make a detailed inspection of the
camp and equipment. A special
campfire program will be arranged.
Arrangements were made by Dr. J. T.
Bowman of Somerset to visit the
camp on Wednesday afternoon for the
purpose of taking moving pictures oi
the Scouts in all phases of their ac-
A cash register was destroyed and
an attempt made to dynamite a safe
at Geisler Brother’s garage early on
last Wednesday morning. There
were broken window panes and door
locks, and a crudely jimmied cash
box, and a battered safe door attest
the fact that the robbers were active
while they were in the garage. They
entered the building through a shat-
tered window in the rear and made
their way to the office where by using
a sharp instrument they had found on
a work bench they broke open the
cash register.
Finding the cash register to con-
tain nothing of value they returned
to the rear of the garage and secured
a large electric drill which was con-
nected to a convenient plug in the
wall of the office. They then made
use of a 20 pound sledge hammer
which they found nearby and smashed
the handles off the safe, which if re-
ports are true, was not locked. Their
motive in drilling the safe, authorities
believe, was to afford them a place
for “souping” preparatory to dyna-
miting it.
That they left in a hurry, possibly
when warned by a confederate sta-
tioned outside was evident. They left
by the front door of the garage. This
was the third attempt of its kind on
the Geisler Garage, and the second
within the past two months. There
was no cash obtained by the robbers,
although money had been left in an-
other part of the building.
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LOST—Between Suder farm near
Garrett, Pa., and Donges slaughter
house, Meyersdale, Pa., 1 pair glasses,
celluloid rims. Finder please return
dash won by John Hoffman of Troop 1|§
> to Meyersdale Commercial Of-
e and receive reward. 29-1t