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   Monessen Daily Independent, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1928, Monessen, Pennsylvania                               WEATOERr-Iiicreasingr clouding warmer tonight. Tuesday probable showers with rising temperature. ESSEN DAItY INDEPENDENT VOLUME 25, NO. 49. MONESSEN, PA., MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, 1928. TWO CENTS PER COPY EAGLES NEW HOME Voters May Register Here On Wednesday i Citizens of Mcmessen who are not cast ballots for the majority of the now registered to vote at the coming jcandidates of the party in which thev' primary election, will have their only j desire to enroll. A person who Opportunity to register Wednesday, changes party affixation, if ch'allenir- April1 4th. _ jed, can be required to make affidavit Voters who were registered for he or she voted for a majority primary or general election of' lastjof the candidates cf the partv before fall, and who have not changed theirjbeing given a ballot at the primary address since, need not register.! To bo eligible to register the per Their registrations for last fall are son must be a citizen of the United valid for the primary on April 24th. j States, a resident of the State for a The special registration day and a resident of the election uesday is for the benefit of the fol- i precinct continuously since February lowing classes of citizens: ;24. They must be at least 21 'Years I Those whose residence had not age to register, unless "their established long enough last year to twenty-first birthday comes not later permit them to register on one of the: than April 25. in that case, thev can i three registration days last fall. register "on age." Those who could have registered Women will probably be relieved to last fall, but did not. (know they will not be required to Those who registered last fall, but j state their correct age, unless they' have since moved into another election wish to register "on age." A state- precinct, iment that the voter is 21 years of Those who desire to change their age and upwards, is held by law to be party affiliations by registering in a sufficient. party different from that in which i Persons 22 years or older, at time registered last fall. :of registering must present a receipt All registrants Wednesday will for State or county taxes paid within 38ve to register in the voting dfvi-jtwo years. Perscns registering on iion in which they now live. Regis-; age can register without a tax re- lations must be in person, at the ceipt. wiling place of the precinct. j Registrars will be on duty at poll- There will be no point in register-: ing places to register residents of ng if the prospective voter does not their precincts Wednesday from 7 to Icclare a party preference. The pri-: 9 a. m., from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.; and nary is an election within a party from 4 to 10 p. m. ind the ballot will not be given a The registration day does not cf- icrson who fe not registered in the feet residents of boroughs or town- larty. Any person registering Wed-, ships. In those municipal subdivi- lesday as an independent will not be i sions the last opportunity for resi- ble: to vote at the primary election. dents to enroll for the primary was Persons desiring to change party: February 22. The registration day filiations can do so if, at the last i Wednesday is only for residents of lection at which they voted, they i third class cities. FRATERNAL HOME SWEPT NG BLAZE ORIGIN Fire Fighters From Three BattleJFor? Hours To Subdue Stubborn Blaze 1 Police Court M, G. Kimbrough, colored was be- j BeautyContestant PARAPHERNALjA LOST In the Limelight through the smoke and saved the rec- ords of the lodge and was overcome by smoke. He was given medical at- tention by the fire department physi- cian and was removed to his home. Several of the firemen who had ventured .into thc building had a. narrow escape from death when "arge safe of the Knights of Pythias Bandits Make Good Haul In Daring: Holdup (By United Press) Pittsburgh, Pa.. April Three l-imdits armed with riP.osi held up and robbed bank messengers here to- day of more than ijl.'iS.OOO. Tho mon- ey belonged to the Ward Baking: Co. Henry Walker, negro and Edwin LoGoulion, messengers of the Frank- lin Savings Truft Co.. were en- roulo from the baking company at .'fist, street rind Liberty avenue to the bjmk at 28th street and Penn avenue -vhon the robbery occurred. Thef manager of the biking com- pany said the messengers had about ?7.00C in cash arid the 'remainder in indorsed checks. Tho messengers carried the money in :i handbag. They left the office of I he baking company and were, walk- ing towards Penti avenue. In 31st street an automobile drew up to the curb and the three men jumped out. They relieved Walker and LcGoul- lon of their .guns and seized the hand- bag containing the money. They leaped back into the automobile and were driven away by a fourth man. of (.he Ward Baking1 Co. witnessed the holdup. They ssttd one of the three men wors a mauk. They said the holdup was carried nut KO quickly they were unable to inter- fere. Police were furnished. with good descriptions of the bandits. The money and checks represented the receipts of the baking Company plant over the week end. Fatal Quake Taking Evidence (By United Press) London, April According to the deposition taken _. .....___ per-1 D- C. Stephenson. Ku Klux K'an ions were killed and MH injured when I head, now serving a life sentence for an earthquake damaged Smyrna Sat- jthc ,of Madge Oberholtzer, irday according to a Constantinople Dispatch to the Daily Telegraph to- fell through the floor. floor to the second s a.-suspi-, f Cms diiarac'ter "ffiis morning but aft- j Fire "discovered at Sunday caused The origin of the lire is unknown jt evidently" started in" 'tfic' caused damage estimated room and is believed to have Mrs" Thehna Gray' Iice Thelraajover to the -Fraternal Order of Eagles Home at Eighth carclesaly thrown pittsbureh" of Doniier and practically ruined the handsome new structure lironu-n were fighting the i vras returned to jail and charges! recently named in a criminal proceed- which was considered one of the finest fraternal buildings in i flames a call was received from Fay- a serious nature will be brought ,ln Detroit, Michigan and in Western Pennsylvania. 'etlc City asking the Oharleroi fire- Rntrnln YnrL- lonrtpn -___ _ !____ i. _ i. 'ainst him. Buffalo, New York, has leaped once 'Mike Mill'ish of 505 Senecac street more "lto thc limelight with the filing larged with being drunk and dis- of a divorce petition in the common derly was assessed a fine of courts of Westmoreland county s _ was presented to o'clock Charles D. Copeland by Attor- larged with operating a motor ine-v p- K- Shaner, retained by the hide while under the influence of i Williams family. Judge Copeland id costs. His wife appeared agahist today. m. Emmett Lane of Uniontown, Thc petition juor and also driving without an vriers license will be given a hear- tonight. awarded a subpoena upon Jess Gray, husband of the libellant. The divorce petition contains no Police raided an alleged other than accusing the ace at 218 Ninth street at j respondent, Gray, of cruel and barbar- mday night and arrested the house- treatment and with indignities, an. Stpvp Manns nnrl fnnr visitm-s. The couple were married in Gree an, Steve Manos and four visitors, anos forfeited while each of D four visitors forfeited Thomas Vlasich of 1221 Highland enue, charged with being drunk and sorderly paid a fine of and sts. He was charged with fighting. Good Meeting Greens- burg September 21. 1020. which is a short time after Miss Williams had been adjudged "Miss Pittsburgh" and had taken part beauty pageant. 1927, although no date ncr month is named. Her present home is with her fire was discovered by local patrolmen who were cnroute me" to fighting a an early morning raid. They gave the alarm and KAffi.uST- 1 1 J__.. thafc April joke on them. Thc Fayette firemen when they learned that mi r- i_ t iJ-ivuCRsen was fighting a bad fire re- The firemen who were inside the build-j turned with the Charlbroi department "to this city to oiler their aid. During the fire thc Pottcr-McCune The to make firemen on responding found a small blaze burning in the rest room on the main floor of the building. They 'were had perpetrated an chemicals and seemingly had the blazs under control when terrific explosion was heard and the entire third floor of the build- i ing burst into flames. ing rushed to safety and then attached several streams of water playing on the building from various angles. Despite their ef- forts the flames which had evidently eaten their wav to the rafters distributed gloves, cigar- burned' fiercely and within an hour the interior of the building presented the appearance of a roaring furnace. Fearful that the j of the firefighters and huge cans of flames wo'ukl be carried to the large wholesale warehouse of the hot coffee were made by Mrs. George erected in um at v-.m-, fuu ,naf, scontaining local the lead- J as well as buildings across'the street, culh Mrs. James Nrcolay and sent to Oharleroi and Donora for assistance. The in Atlantic City i firemen responded at once and were soon assisting in pouring L cost of and was furnished They separated in thousands of gallons of Avater into the burning building. (at a cost of while the plot jwas valued at The firemen had dmiculty finding room with its expensive furniture was carried on the brother-in-law. Harold McCutcheon, j the scat of thc flames as they would i totally destroyed as was the dining [building and'furnishcds. jr.car Traffcrd, Westmoreland county.! cr t fin, conU.ol room and the ladies retiring; The Eagles, however, arc not thc It was learned, however, this morn-i ;room. I he grille room in thc base-ioniy organization to suffer a loss as '.ing that the libellant is prepared onc thtal1 !t would and the auditorium on the sec- iothcV lodges met there and their .'furnish an-elaborate bill of particulars j at another. It was impossible :to ond._ floor were but slightly damaged j paraphernalia was destroyed. These >hip of John S. Duvall, had ceptiop.ally inspiring meeting at i weekly luncheon last Thursday nature led. charges of a sensational; work from thc roof and the danger of: by fire but suffered heavily from wat-; included the Knights of'Pythias, Mal- the divorce be contest-j the upper floor falling in at any'time !er an.) the burning furniture and em-Jtas. Dames of Malta, Eastern Star prevented them from entering the ,bcrs from the upper floor. jancj Auxiliary of the Moose. Miss Pittsburgh" or Miss Wil- structure. Water was poured from 10; When the fire was discovered, Gus j Trustees of the Eagles who were. e thf won nationwide-fame when shehines into every available window but Piilottc, janitor and George Cooper, j interviewed this morning could not privileged child and Mr Duvall captured that title among a large jt was not.until that the local a trustee were in the grille but definitely what action wr-jld be enod the subject with a plea "for field of fair in the summer department finally; lcft_ the scene with i did not realize the building was on i taken towards rebuilding, but it is -in; suoject w.'ui a piea 101" rr.t j.' f n At- ntinued effort along this line on of 1926. That fall she went to At- pan of tl-e club llantic City, participating m the beauty Rev. Trimmer of the M. E. church pageant. She also appeared in many itir.ued with, a stirring address section of the Limted States after- iceming the flame question, taking wards. his theme "The city shall be full i Of late the young woman has been boys and girls playing in the the subject of widespread publicity eets boy is worth just following the arrest of Boyce Gra- at we make him.': Noble sons are ham, in Detroit where he had taken preater asset-than a large estate..Mrs. Gray or Miss Williams, there be any boy problem it is, Graham it had been alleged had a problem cf insufficient rec-'jjoen promoting beauty contests and jntion and poor environment. introduced Miss Williams under -.utertainment was furnished by assumcd name, always managing 'S Bella Bornstein who contributed her the winner of the con- ;h several vocal numbers which; t Other charges, of a more ser- re very well rec-ived. ioug mturc were made against Gra- ham growing out of the alleged talk- 'ing of girls from their homes in the beauty contests. In Buffalo, N. Y., also the charges were preferred Workinen Burned (By-United Press) work- n were burned, me seriously to- fUp alleged transactions _-Il 1_1T_ j. f.___ i O_ _ i _ i against both Graham and Miss Wil- liams, but they were later dismissed against the young woman, after it found she had no knowledge of e 7-frav has lived in Trafford for f----- years. when an oil-fort-e caught fire at. standard Tank Co., plant at Ma-' nv 0.. near here. Sc bu-nllT T'6 in Lhc spray was a school teacher before winning _____. beauty prize coming there from Vior birthplace. She only the four walls left standing and .fire until notified by with thc entire third floor and rocf a covered the mass of ruins. The beautiful lodge, Cooper rushed to police who thought that thc structure would i again be occupied as a fraternal home the third floor I for the local lodge. day. The village of Tourbalis was wreck- id while Aidin, Manisas, Tire, Eude- miche were damaged to '.some ex- cnts. The- earthquake was felt in all urrounding localities, imports said. (By United Press) Constantinople. April Relief genctas today aided many victims of he earthquake that damaged a great ection of Smyrna Saturday, advices Toni there said. Twenty persons were known to be dead while 59 were injured seriously. Ninety per cent of the houses in the area were damaged and communication's were disrupted. Red, cross stations were selt up throughout the city aid those re- ceiving Injuries from the earth dis- turbance. When the shocks struck the city Saturday the population was terroriz- ed. They from their homes and many, recalling groat disasters that have overtaken Smyrna heretofore, fled from the town. 'upon the cider of Judge II, S. Thompson of the United States Dis- trict Court of Pennsylvania, thc Klan was r.n institution inspired by hate. Allegations, that burn- ings at stoke and lynchings, pjjllag- ing cf Catholic churches, eoi-ruption of public officials and countless other crimes were committed and sanction- ed by the Klan, arc contained in a formal mvorn deposition given by Stephcnson under the order of Judge W. H. S. Thompson. "Tt is the first and the" real un- marking of the Ku Klux Klan" said officials who discu'-'cd thc deposi- tion. "Stephenson'h testimony was take? in his col! at thc Indiana State pri' under the direction of Attorney Van C. Bairickman of Pittsburgh. counsel in a suit which aska a Feder- al court to jgr draining to jg oji Young Boy Dead Albert Abraham. 10 year oW son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abraham of 1'l'IM SchOonmaker avenue, died at '-ast night at the family home following a lingering illness. Beside? the parents t'ne deceaned is survived by two brothers Michael and John and two sisters, Elizabeth and Mar- tha. Funeral services will be held Wed- nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the tics. in the state pf the ground that n is a Originally a suit warf -i the' position' 5 years -ago. (By United Press) Johnstown, Pa., Anril 2.- xncrtiitors who had gathered at 1 witness !i bt-nent air ;l< (if which were to to St. Francis Dam Clover j Eardo. 5, died in a hospital here tb- Henderson, now engaged in the! day from burns received when he dismantling work at Mongah', still i fell into a tub of scalding water at manages to keep R. watchful eye over j his home near here. His entire he sufferers of Michael i break jmd flond. The parpcbute that failed Campbell was onc of his own design and w_as similar to ones he had used in win- ning the nutiomil tit's at thc Spokane !air ''races last year. (By United Press) j New York. April 2. Taber hefird Sena 1011111? Esther. i drew a straight in a ten-cent poker Frank Hoover, father of the girls, j sramc. His wife got a full house. was grief stricken. j Ten minutes later Taber leaned.rout "Esther was always a mother to j the window and. was killed, after they Sena.1' he -mid.' A year ago Sena! quarrelled ovci the hand, wanted to leave tho farm and KO to I Logansport to work. I wouldn't letj her KG alone and so Esther said she would go with her. "I suppose, when Sena could see no' way out of her (roubles- and' dc-' t-ided to idie, Esther determined to go with hen K. OF P. NOTICE to the fire at the Eagles home in which parapher- nalia was destroyed, tbere will the Knights of Pythias until further notice. Itfp John C. iN'EWSPA'PERf   

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