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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 12, 1931, Altoona, Pennsylvania TORONTO MOTHERS CV. OF LARGE FLOCKS One, Aged 42 Years, Has 7" Born 26 Children and Is 1 Contender for Fortune Left for Largest Family. THEALTOQNAMIRR'O FEBRUARY 12, Young Mother and Part of Her Big Family JlV JA.MKS MOMAG.YK.S, >'KA Service Corrci-iiondent, TORONTO, OM.. Feb. Little than live years ago Charles -Vance Millar, millionaire bachelor king's counsel of Toronto, died and left a queer, jocular of will amuse and disturb his native city. Brewerj- etoek and race track Shares worth upwards to were left to various rlcrgymoi] and This. In itself, was enough to set the city talking. But ihe most .Surprising feature of the vvilJ was the provision thai fMO.OOO should go to the Toronto woman who would bear largest number'of children In the 30 years following his dealh. That 10-year period will expire in fail of J936. Today, with a little .Jess than half of Ihe perind completed one Toronto mother has a" record of having borne six child re n trinre (he decade bfgan. Another has borne five. These two, it is believed, are 'ahead of all competitors to date. The leader !s Sirs. Florence Brgwn, 'a sHght, lair-haired, smiling house- of 42, who not only has had six Children since practical-joker Millar died but who has borne a total of twenty-six babies in her 22 years of married life. Further-more, she takes especial pride in the fact that alt of these have been single births, with no twins or triplets included at any time, Thirteen of her children arc sliH Jiving. Some are at work, some are at school, and the remainder arc still at home, playing about the house or in. the yard. Mra. Brown and her husband are not unmindful of their chance of winning that 5500.000. If they do, they will buy a farm. "A farm is the place to bring up says Mr. Brown. "Sly -ancestors, when they first came here. settled on a farm near Kingston, and farm is what we want for fhe kids. .They're sixth generation born in "Canada." Outside of that dream of a farm, the Browns have not yet decided how ;they would spend the money if they woti It. They simply say, "il'd come in handy for the and let it go at that. Both Mr, and Mrs. Brown 4ay that the time te still loo distant for them to make any definite plans. Their home is small, but comfort- able, in a comfortable part of Toron- -to. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, their thir- 'teen children and an uncle occupy 'it together; and the youngsters are surprisingly considering the fact that Brown has so many ot them to look after. "They're not clean all the time, you she explained, "hut then, children are. They don't dress up every day, but I manage to keep them washed and clean most of the day." There Is IHUe sickness Jn the brood, although'not aJJ Brawn babies have survived. There is always plenty to eat and plenty of clothing. "The uncte and the two oldest boys are bakers; the oldest girl, who is 20. is a stenographer. Between them, they manage to meet the family budget. Sir. Brown, whose health'haa been impaired, has been ordered by his doctor not to work. Some little time J ago the doctor said Mr. Brown had only a year more to live. Mr. Brown fooled him; but he has had to take things easy. "Does Mrs, Brown go to the hos- pital every time a new baby an Interviewer asked, ilr. Brown answered that one. "We don't believe In having chil- dren without thfc proper medical he said. "Whenever a new baby ar- rives we have an upstairs room clean- ed out and fixed up like a hospital room. A doctor and a nurse are in 1 attendance. Mrs. Brown (afces a two-weeks vacation in bed after the arrival of the baby." Then ilr, Brown'thought of some- thing elEe. "By the way." he said, "Mra. Brown has the smallest foot of any mother here in town. Ma, show the gentleman your foot. See, that is a siza 12 children's shoe. She can wear size 11 in a pinch. We have never heard of any other woman of her age with such a small foot." The lady holds second place In this strange race for Mr. Millar's half million is Mrs. Grace Bagnato a Toronto-born Canadian-Italian, who is A grandmother at the age of 37. Married at 13, she has had twenty children, of whom 11 are still alive the youngest having been born last October, Mrs. Bagnato, incidentally, serves ag court interpreter here, and ha; acted In murder cases and othei trials. One murder ease was inter rupted by the arrival of one of her children, she had been on dutv in court uttUl 5.30 p. m. Khec hurried home, the baby was born by 7 p. m and the youngster was washed and dressed by the time the doctor ar rived. lira. Eagnalo won't commit her self about what they will do with thi half million dollars if she wins It She a ay a she has been unlucky in great many things, and she adds "I'll probably be unluckv in thi1 Certain relatives of the Mr Millar are contesting his will, and i la possible that they may succeed jt upsetting it." When the contents of the strange were first made public, world- INFORMATION FOR GOVERNOR WANTED t Chamber of Commerce Head Asks Membership Jo Con- vey What They Know About Utilities Company, Aljovc! Is a of Mrs. liroun, At the right, tills mother of twen- l.v-siv at M Ntinwn with twrlvo of her surviving llilrlcrn children. wide public attention was drawn to the satirical provision giving race track and brewery stoclc to preach- ers and reformers. Some of these beneficiaries accepted their bequests, and some of them declined. Of those who accepted, most of them turned the stock over to charitable institu- tions. regard to service rendered by the utilities, make commenUj or submit complalnta, or suggeullona for thci betterment of the service, or in cases where the service ot public udltUes haa been sat Is factory, to give the conipanleb proper credit. "This open Invitation extended by Hie governor gives alt people an op- portunity to express their vlewa In regard to the service rendered by the various ulility companies -In and about Altoona. "Because of the Importance of OLD (he Altoona Chamber of Commerce U taking the liberty of President E. J, Eigley of the Al- toona Chamber of Commerce, lias ad- dressed a tetter Jo the members of the organization In which he seta forth the fact that Governor Glftord Pfnchot has asked the people to write him concerning information lliey may have In regard to service rendered. Mr. Iligley therefore suggests to the Chamber members that each avail himself of the opportunity to convey, by letter, Just what he may have to say. i The letter of Mr. Blgley to Ute Chamber membership which Is self explanatory, follows: "As you no doubt are aware, much Is being flalrj just now In public print utid otherwise In regard to the utilities situation as Jt pertains to Pennsylvania. "Among other activities along this line, Governor Plnchot haa asked people to write to him giving him any information they may have in It Delivered [i> tfuur Hume Pastors Aid Drought Victims SHEWIAN COUNTY NE88S GIFT OF FLOUR SI OROKTH SWfERfSS H.EA Tntetlanl niid Catholic mlnfslcrs of Slicrmim county, IXcbruska, olicltfd funds and mlsfc! 1-nough lo Inucl IMs with 80S sinks of flour which they sent to drought sufferers al ComlnB, Ark. -Many .Nebraska farmers look grain lo mill. IraJed it lor flour, and donated it to the drought relief project. PASTOR ADDRESSES BOYS' FEDERATION Members or the Senior High school Boys' met IMs morninj in the school auditorium anil, after a. short business meeting during which plans for the. Lincoln lecture to be given 2G in the Roosevelt Junior High auditorium were dis- cussed, heard an excellent address by Hev. W. O. H. Carman, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church of the city. Rev. Carman's appearance at the meeting: was arranged by the mem- bers of the forestry club of the sc.hool, they having charge of the federation program this morning. Rev. Carman spoke particularly of nature and outdoor life, pointing but the lessons which may be found in the outdoors, particularly in the line of health. Several piauo-accordEan solos by Joe Zonfrilli completed the program. Phillip Slep, president of Hie Boys' federation, presided at the meeting. The federation will present the Lincoln lecture on Feb, 20, as a bene- Jit for the organization's welfare fund. The lecture will be given by- Attorney Henry G. Cress of Somerset, brother of Invin S. Gress, a member of the Senior High faculty and sponsor of the Boys' federation. Attorney Gress is extremely well prepared on the subject of Lincoln, having spoken on the great presi- dent's life and character for several years as a Chautauqua and lyceum lecturer. The speaker is giving his services gratis to the Boys' federa- tion while the auditorium "is also be- ing given without cost by the school district. Tickets selling at 25 cents have been distributed among the members of the federation, which includes all boys "of the .Senior High, and may be secured from them. By reason of the subject and worthwhile, use ol the proceeds of the lecture the federa- tion is hoping for a generous re- sponse from the public. "Husband off to work, children off to how do you do "Oh, that's easy if you serve Shredded Wheat. I just take the biscuits from the package and serve them with cream, or with hot milk on cold win- ter days. My family never tire of it, and of course that pleases me, because Shredded Wheat is a great body-builder. The neces- sary vitamins and minerals are there, and so is the bran which is so important fo good health." urging members lo write Gover- nor Plnchot In reference to smlcq rendered by utilities operating in Ms section. "If the service has been 'satisfac- tory, it Is Important trial letters be written giving Ihe Governor that In- formation, Fo the end that he may have an unbiased view of the utilities situation In this vicinity. may be addressed to Hpn, Glffotxl Plnchot, Harrlsburg, Pa, Miss Blanche E, Lleblg of 3110 Oak avenue lias returned home after a visit to New York and Atlantic City, Smart, New HANDBAGS JJ.95 KAKASEK'S HVl Eleventh Ave. National CLEVELAND SHREDDED HEAT WITH ALL THE BRAN OF THE WHOLE WHEAT NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY H. L. 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