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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1929, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                TfiBDY Jtieer but we havent heard a sleigh bell except on the Ittdio Smatter But a merry Christmas to you anyhow WEATHER Fair and slightly warmer to day Wednesday rain slightly warmer is the unpleasant vord of th foreoantnr VOLUME 103 INDIANA PENNSYLVANIA TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 1929 CHRISTMASY WEATHER FOR WILL OBSERVE 103D CHRISTMAS High Mass at Midnight to Usher in Holy Day Will Be on Streets for Silent Night Holy Night FEATURE NOTES For the first time in a number of years and coincident with a recent pronouncement of Bishop Hugh C Boyle of the Pittsburgh Diocese Christmas midnight masses will be celebrated in many Catholic Churches tonight The Christmas High Mass will be conducted in St Bernards Church Indiana at midnight tonight by the Rev Father James Brady as sistant rector Following shortly afterwards a group of young people representa tive of the several choirs of Indiana will tour the town singing Christmas carols Another group will be on the streets at daybreak to asher in Christmas day with other carols The singers who will be on the streets to night are asked to assemble at the Y M C A at 10 oclock with their carol books Trucks will be furnish ed for their convenience With the continuance of snow a real oldfashioned White Christmas will be enjoyed in Indiana Strictly a home festival the observance of the holy holiday will be centered in the home and visitors from other cities will trade places with those who go to other cities to make the gatherings around the fireside coir plete True there is sorrow in many homes this Yuletide but the message of the day will go far toward alleyi ating the grief The distressed in the hospitals the aged and infirm in the county in stitutiqns the prisoners in the County Jail and the youngsters in the homes where cheer during the year is never at a very high tide have all been remembered of provisions for the satisfaction oi Continued on Page two Thankful That Good Lord Has Allowed Her to Live Mrs Caroline Lewis West Lebanon Prepares to IN GOOD HEALTH HOLIDAY SPIRIT Business Forgotten Last Evening While Mem bers Made Merry The Christmas Spirit and the Spir it of Christmas invaded the weekly supper meeting of the Kiwanis Club in the Moore Hotel last evening and around the tables centered with gor geous poinsettias the Kiwanians and Kiwanee Mary made merry There was no old or new the completion of the chicken or was It turkey dinner there was revelry and much merriment The program was in charge of the music committee with Kiwanee Mary St Clair King in charge The first introduction was for Mrs William F erpel who gave a most comprehensive and entirely delightful symposium of how Christmas is enjoyed in other lands Then came Mrs Frank Mc Clure who gave a musical reading The Reward of the Cheerful Christ mas a Christmas fantasy of pleasurable thoughts Interspersed were trumpet selections of Christmas Carols by Messrs Stewart Walker and tSadtmiller with the members joining in some of the singing There was a slight break in the program and every member instinc Continued on Page Two NEW ARRIVAL FOR FLEMINGS Mr and Mrs Eugene Fleming of 327 Walnut street are receiving con gratulations upon the arrival of a seven and onehalf pound girl Fri day December 20 at the Burnheim er Maternity Home Betty Louise and her mother the former Miss Jean Clarke are getting along nicely Christmas 1920 will mark the 103rd yuletide season celebrated by Mrs Caroline Lewis of West Leb anon Aunt Indiana Countys most venerable citizen plans to cele brate day just as she usually does She will rise tomorrow morning at 6 oclock and get breakfast for herself and for Mary the hired Mary is allowed to do the dishwashing and such tasks but not the baking and cooking In that realm Aunt Carrie reigns supreme I have always liked my own cook ing better than anybody he venerable old lady said emphatically and thats reason enough I reckon for doing if I am 102 years No one ventures to berate Auit Carrie for not gding to the polls and voting at the national election last November When neighbors called to take her to cast her Aunt Car rie was baking bread and could not leave it I am living because the good Lord has allowed me to she explained rather impatient at be ing asked so obvious a question Of course Ive taken good Jare of myself too but its Gods providence that Im alive and healthy The centenarianplus will spend part of Christmas Day in reading her Bible She has started it again and hopes to finish before she dies Aunt Carrie is active and enthu siastic going about her daily tasks unmindful of the weight of years She is a little afraid of horses but takes automobile rides as often as she has the opportunity She has Jio desire to ride in an airplane Continued on page two MEANEST MAN AGAIN LOCATED TWO CENTS A COPY The honesttogosh meanest man in the world operated in Indiana last evening John Heagy proprietor of Heagys Drug Store was the victim John had purchased a fine Christ mas tree for Santa Claus to trim when the kiddies were asleep in their beds tonight The tree was parked on the front porch When John came outside about oclock after he finished his dinner he dis covered some one had stolen the tree William Houston who lives in the adjoining apartment of the double house 45 South Fifth street also had a tree parked on the other side of the porch Fortunately Bill took his tree inside at dinner time If any one called at an Indiana home last night and offered a tree for sale the home owner or tenant are requested to notify John And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock fiy night Andlo the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they ivere sore afraid And the angel said them Fear not for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord the second chapter of the Gospel according to St Luke King James CLYMERLOST TO BERTS TEAM Berts duck pin team won from the Clymer team in a game played in Berts Place White building base ment last night The local boys won by 223 pins Those who rolled for Bert were Geesey Shaffer Strope W Roof and B Roof Homes Entered in Prize Contest Will Have Dis plays Viewed by Com mittees Next Thursday Evening LIST DETAILED DEMOLAY DANCE THURSDAY EVE Members of Benjamin Franklin Chapter Order of DeMolay and their friends will hold their annual Christ inasdance in their rooms in the Pealer building Thursday evening December 26 A large attendance is expected Weatherstrip your doors and win dows see Indiana Lumber Supply Company Wedtfx Ross Gaetano Prize Winners The prize contest recently conducted by Ross and DeGaetano Master Cleaners of Indiana came to a close last night when the T Edgar Walker of the First Nation al Bank John Sychalk of the Citi zens National Bank and Charles Northnagle of the Farmers Bank and Trust the votes and made the awards The awards follow De Luxe Rosie Bongiovanni 000 votes Merle Ross votes Rose LaMantia Blairsville votes Room Cora Johnston votes in Fred Koozer votes in R M Johns Continued on page two Square dance at Twin Gables to night 103x Following are the judges that have been appointed to choose the prize winners in the home lighting contest andwho will attend to the duties of their appointment Thursday evening between nightfall and midnight AH householders who sent their coupons signifying their intention of partici pating are askedto leave their lights burning during the entire evening The prize awards will be made known in Fridays Evening Gazette Utility Electric Comcany for South of Philadelphia and East of George T McHcnry 524 East Phila delphia street Phone A W Mabon 830 Church street Phone 625 James Smith 917 Church street Phone G55R William Taylor 1037 Church street 986R and Ralph McCreary School street Phone 3M Lightcap Electric Company for West of Sixth and South of Philadel R Lightcap 440 Washing ton street Phone K Guth rie chairman 625 Locust street Phone 1053J Dale Marlin 224 South Eleventh street Phone 341R Joseph Porter Indiana Sales and Service Phone 464 and William C Fleck In diana Deposit Bank Phone 234 Vogel Electric Company for North of Philadelphia and East of Vogel 303 North Fifth street Continued on page two VISITORS IN PARENTAL HOME Mr and Mrs John Gordon Bishop of Montreal Canada are holiday vis itors in the home of the latters par ents Mr and Mrs Charles Russell of Water street Miss Nolle Russell a teacher in the Mt Lebanon Schools is also home for the Christmas holi days PHILADELPHIA NURSE VISITOR Miss Bess Klingensmith whq holds a position in the University of Penn sylvania Graduate Hospital of Medi cine Philadelphia is spending the holidays with her aunt Miss Galbreath of Oakland avenue Leah Soaps polishes and chemical goods for all cars and trucks Auto Parts Ritz Theatre Bldg At this season The Evening Gazette receives requests to reprint the fa mous editorial article on Santa Glaus which originally appeared in the New York Sun thirtytwo years ago In Charles A Danas time Written by Francis Pharcellus Church 1839 the article has probably been reprinted during the past quarter of a century as the classic expression of Christmas sentiment more millions of times than any other newspaper article ever written by any newspa per1writer in any language Answer ing a little girls inquiry Is There a Santa Glaus as follows Dear am 8 years old Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Glaus Papa says If you see it in The Sun its Please tell me the truth is there a Santa Glaus Virginia your little friends are wrong They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age They do not believe except they sec They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds All minds Virginia whether they be mens or childrens are little In this great universe of purs man is a mere insect an aunt in his in tellect as compared with the bound less world about him as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge Continued on Two Clara Bow Just Cant HOLLYWOOD Dec Clara Bow vivacious redhead and the It girl of Hollywood cant help ic if other women fall for her Harry too In fact she let it be understood that she knows quite a few women have been that way about her Harry The popular star recovering at her home after an illness of several weeks today appeared quite uncon cerned over reports from New York that Harry Richman her fiancee was to he served with a alienation of affections suit Victor Hugo Cohn wealthy Man hattan jeweler brought the ac cording to reports fo the lost love of his former wife who has since re married and separated again Miss Bow had never heard of Sylvia Gordon Cohn She admitted having heard of other women who cared for Richman But what of it she shrugged Really it is none of my Hoover Committee Ac tivity May Become a Political Football As Congress Wants Cur iousity Relieved AT ifTMONTHS BY GEORGE R HOLMES INS Staff WASHINGTON Dec curiosity in Congress as to what President Hoovers law enforcement commission is accomplishing or find ing to make the commission something of a political football soon after Congress reassembles two weeks hence For six months the commission has been sitting behind closed doors here ostensibly delving into the mysteries of why the American people are the most the world and seek ing remedies therefor It has issued no reports on its prog ress it has kept its procedure to it self and it has rebuffed all inquir ies intended to throw any light on its activities The commission has been almost monasterial in its seclusion and in the barriers it has erected to screen its doings The radical prohibitionists in Con gress are becoming alarmed over tho situation They first became auspi cious when George W Wickersham the commissions chairman wrote a Continued on Page 11 MRS CRAWFORD TO RESIDE HERE Mrs F Crawford her daughter Heylmun and the hitters daughter are here for the Christmas season in the home of Mrs Harry C Christy South Sev enth street As Mrs Heylmun re turns to her duties at National Park Seminary Forest Glen Mrs Crawford and her granddaughter ex pect to remain in the Christy homo during1 Mrs Christys absence in Florida AGED RESIDENTS OF COUNTY DEAD Miss Margaret L Turn er Burrell anc Mrs Angeline Esch Blairsville Pass Away Miss Kate Lance Dies OTHER DEATHS BLAIRSVILLE Dec Margaret L Turner aged Gl year died yesterday at her home in Burrcl township near Blairsville Miss Tur ner was born in Burrcll township ant was the daughter of James M Tur ner and Mathilda Lintner Turner She was a member of the First Pres byterian Church of Blairsville She leaves a brother William L iurnnr of Blairsville and a sister Miss Ida M Turner at home Funeral services will be conductce in the Turner home at p m Thursday in charge of the Rev J Norman Hunter minister of the First Presbyterian Church Interment wil be made in tha Blairsville Cemetery Mrs Angeline Esch BLAIRSVILLE Dec Angelina Esch aged 84 years widow of Edward Esch Civil War veteran died yesterday at her home on Bur rell street Mrs Esch was born in Indiana County the daughter of David Comfort and Eliza Overdorff Comfort She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church Mr Esch died 38 years ago Mrs Esch leaves five sons W G Esch Scottdale R W Esch and Earl Esch both of Beaver Falls Leonard Esch Pittsburgh Miles Esch at home and three daughters Mrs J L Maynard Pittsburgh Mrs B H Weimer and Lavina Esch at home Funeral services will be conducted in the Esch home at 2 p m tomor row in charge of the Rev H E Lloyd minister of the First Methodist Episcopal Church Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery Miss Kate Lance Miss Kate Lance 70 wellknown resident of Indiana for many years diedat her home on South Sixth street evening at 5 oclock Death was due to a complication of tliseases An obituary will be given ater HOLIDAY GIFT FOR PREACHER The United Presbyterian congrega tion of Jacksonville remembered their pastor the Rev Harry Hood in a substantial way in presenting to him a Christmas gift of Drop In and See Balvin pianos have one second land at tha right price Also White sowing machines Thelma t Moor head 38 6th St 102tfx Continued on page two MANYCHILDREN NEED CLOTHING Local headquarters of the Red Cross has issued a Holiday appeal for clothing for needy children of the county Industrial conditions of the country and the recent severe coki weather has created a heavy demand for clothing for boys and girls of all Persons having suits coats trousers dresses sweaters shoes or other apparel for children can gladden the holiday season for the needy ones by sending such arti cles to Red Cross Headquarters North Ninth street Indiana from which place they will be distributed to the needy How could you better carry out the Holiday spirit than by helping to clothe needy children GUESTS IN THE BARNARD HOME Miss Floretta Barnard who is at tending college for missionary train ing at Nyack N has returned to Indiana for the Christmas season She and her brother Davis Barnard who is also home for his vacation motored from Nyack and report hea vy snows in the mountain districts Eugene Barnard who is attending Western Theological Seminary is also a guest in the home of his par ents Mr and Mrs D J Barnard 1171 Washington street Snow To Merry Christmas With the city already blanketed under the heaviest snow of the sea son perfect Xmas weather is in pro spect here today and tomorrow A forecast furnished by E C Lorentz local weather observer indicates snow and colder weather today fol lowed by rising temperatures and siiow and warmer weather tomorrow A total of four and one half inches of snow was recorded up to 8 oclock last evening The snowfall was un usually heavy during the hours and left a beautiful Christmas setting that gave added assurance of the visit of Santa Claus and his rein deers this evening The weather was generally cold throughout the day the following temperatures being re corded High 29 degrees low 24 de grees 8 p 25 degrees mean degrees Mr Lorentz1 forecast fol lows TodayColder snows followed by clearing with rising temperatures during the day and rising emperatures TPONEMEHT NOW FORECAST Differences of Senate and House on Enabling Legislation Comes As Experts Discuss I C C Plan CAPITOL NOTES BY INS Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Dec Railroad consolidation may he in definitely postponed as a result of differences between Senate and House over legislation to unify the nations rail systems it was dis closed today as congressional rail road experts continued their study of the Interstate Commerce Commis sions plan for 19 giant transporta tion systems Although assurances were given by both Senate and House leaders in the legislative fight on thia question that the subject will be considered early in the new year grave doubts were expressed whether any practi cal results will be forthcoming soon from the commissions plan The question on which the Senate and House and Interstate Commerce Commission now are split is Shall Congress lay down a definite policy for voluntary consolidations or shall it give the Interstate Com merce Commission a free hand The Senate committee has already taken the position that Congress should not attempt to lay down a policy according to Senator Fess R of Ohio Twothirds of the House Committee however are insis tent a definite policy be provided in legislation according to Rep Burt ness R of North Dakota Both committees will proceed on the assumption that Congress will write only voluntary unification leg islation and will not attempt to force adoption of the Commerce Com missions 19system plan Senator Fess author of a bill al ready approved by the Senate com mittee announced he would confer with the Commerce Commission while Rep Parker R of N chairman of the House committee Continued on Page Two Young Folks at Indus trial School Had a Merry Evening Last evening the girls of the In dustrial Training School on South Eleventh Street were the guests of he Rotary Club The girls were ac companied by Mrs Sue E Williard vliss Marie Campbell and Miss Em ma T Brady The following1 girls vere guests Betty Adams Jane Brenneman Elizabeth Bend Lucille Craker Dora Srnil Marion Hurrle Grace Post Louise Peterson Ruth Perry Edna luby Sara Stebbins Margaret Sob otne Sarah Werner and Madeline Robertson Following an enjoyable dinner jrogram was in charge of Hart angherty who introduced George peit who spoke on the Spirit of Santa Miss Marje Campbell esident superintendent of the School xpressed her appreciation of the ine spirit manifested by the people f Indiana and was wellpleased with he cooperation extended Mrs E C Buchheib told of the us torn of celebrating Christmas in prance and sang a number depicting he French Christmas She was ac ompanied at the piano by Mrs Alex Stewart The girls were much excited when ach one received a gift which they lulled from the center of the table vith ribbons The evening was a very enjoyable ne both for the hosts and guests Last Minute Suggestions Theres a practical and useful gift uggestion for each friend at A W fabon Son Special prices on Singing Canaries The make a lasting Xmas Gift Sam lugh Indiana Pa 103x   

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