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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - December 24, 1928, Altoona, Pennsylvania THE ALTOONA MIRROR—MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1928 WILLIAMSBURG BEAVERTOWN Th* pupils and teachers of the Williamsburg public school bought a record number of Christmas seals. The schools, under the direction of Mrs. R. R. Whittaker, gave to the Blair County Tuberculosis society $58.81. The sale at the High school totaled $30.63; Junior High, $9.77, and elementary grades, $18.41. The junior class of the High school led, buying $12 worth of seals; room I of the elementary grades taught by Miss Metz was the highest of the grades, buying $4.35. The following is the amount by schools: Seniors, Mr. Snyder’s room, $8; juniors, Miss Bucher, $12; sophomores, Miss Kauffman, $6; freshmen, Miss Pattersan, $4.63; grade 8, Miss Shelly, $2.60; grade 7, Mrs. Henderson, $7.17; room 8, Mr. Hol-singer, $1.80; room 7, Miss Hoover, $1.45; room 6, Miss Brenneman, $9.76; loom 5, Miss Petterson, $2; room 4, Miss Liang, $3.03; room 3, Miss Mountain, $3.50; room 2, Miss Brenneman, $1.52; room I, Miss Metz, $4.35. This is a splendid report coming from our schools. Mrs. Karl Stake and son Harold have returned to their home at Saxton, after spending some time at the home of the former’s mother Mrs. Margaret Mogle, because of the lat-ter’s illness. The following program was rendered on Thursday evening at the church at the monthly meeting of class No. lo of the Lutheran Sunday school. 3<'nifl meeting was the one that they ■ • pied their “rainy day bags.’’ A sum was received through this Tray. Mrs. Harry B. Gosnell was in charge of the program and meeting: Singing, “Love Divine’’; Scripture reading was taken from the song book and prayer was made by Walter Eastep; singing, “Seeking for Me”; singing, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’’; reading, “Christmas” by Carrie Ross; duet, “The Broken Pinion’' by Mrs. Annie Closson and Mrs. Merlie Straitiff; reading, "A Christmas Legend,” W. L. Gosnell; duet, “The Star of Bethlehem,” Mrs. TI. B. Gosnell and Mrs. Merlie Straitiff; reading, “On Earth Peace Good Will Toward Men,” Mrs. Closson; reading, “A Christmas Wish,” Mrs. Ed Garner; collection, “Rainy Day Bags”; piano music, Mrs. W. L. Gosnell; business; song, “Joy to the World,” and the meeting closed by praying the Lord’s prayer, after which a social hour was enjoyed. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gosnell, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eastep, Mrs. George Greaser, Mrs. Warren Gosnell, Mrs. Annie Closson, Mrs. Merlie Straitiff. Mrs. David Snare, Mrs. W. M. Wagner, Mrs. Andrew Dailey, Mrs. Ed. Garner, Mrs. Harry Gosnell, Misses Carrie Ross and Anna Hoover. Kenneth Isenberg, son of Scott Isen-berg of Catharine township, is able to be out again after having an attack of grippe. Fred Robeson, who was hurt in an automobile accident at Clappertown on Sunday, and who has been a patient at the Mercy hospital. Altoona, returned to his home in Robeson extension Friday and is recuperating nicely. Frank Clapper is confined to his home East Third by sickness. Mrs. Clarence White of West Second street is visiting her sister Mrs. John Kingman in Akron, O., who is very sick suffering from flu. j Some people of the town misunder-■ stood the following sentence that ap-\piared in the item concerning Thomas Riley having celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday. The item appeared in Tuesday evening Dec. 18. “He (meaning Mr. Riley) is the oldest living man born in the town.” We have a number of old residents of Williamsburg, one man. W. W. Smith of West Second street, who is a couple months Mr. Riley’s senior, but he was not born in Williamsburg. He was born in Boston. Lloyd Gibboney is able to be out again after being confined to his home on East Third street by sickness. Ed wards-Rhodes . Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, at 2.30 o’clock, Elwood Wilmer Edwards and Hannah Martha Rhodes, both of Clappertown, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Lutheran parsonage on Plum street, by the pastor, Rev. V. D. Naugle. The ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Harry Lower, and Miss Florence Edwards, relatives of the young couple. They will reside in Clappertown, where they have a host of friends who wish them well on their adventure in life. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fouse were Sunday visitors at the home of Jacob Nicodemus and family of Woodbury. Mrs. Elsie Sorrick spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Rhodes and family of Piney Creek. Mr. a/id Mrs. R. F. Henry and family were shopping in Altoona, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Russell and family spent Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Russell of Woodbury. Mr. and Mrs. George Swartz called Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Obenour. Earl Daughenbaugh and daughters Fae and Vivian, accompanied by Miss Beulah Smith and Mrs. Elsie Smales spent Saturday in Altoona. Miss Dorothy Royer spent the latter part of last week in Roaring ( Spring. A surprise party was held Thursday I evening in honor of Mrsi Jennie Haft- j ley, who spends the winter months with her daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Cunningham of Juniata. Her neighbors gathered to wish her a pleasant sojourn at her winter home. The evening was pleasantly spent and at a late hour refreshments were served, consisting of sandwiches, pickles, souse, cake, fruit salad, candy and coffee. Those present were Mrs. Levi Lininger, Mrs. Joseph Detwiler, Mrs. Levi Acker, Mrs. Earl Daughenbaugh and daughters Rae. Vivian and Jane, Mrs. Newton Royer, Mrs. George Swartz, Mrs. William Paul and daughters Mabel and Fern, Miss Beulah Smith and Miss Dorothy Royer. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Beck of Rochelle, 111., and son Roy of Juniata, and Clifford Beck of Altoona called Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Acker. Mr. and Mrs. William Donnelly and daughter Oletha and son George of Williamsburg, R. D., called Sunday evening at the home of Mrs. Dora Royer of Shellytown. Other visitors during the week were Mrs. Roy Eastep Mrs. Sara Shelly, Miss Mamie Shelly, Mrs. Bowser and Verna Fornawalt. Misses Dorothy and Margaret Baker, members of the Juniata, college student body, spent Friday visiting at the Morrison Cove Vocational school. mas evening at 6.30 o’clock. Hymn, congregation; prayer; “Merry Christmas Greeting,” Keith O’Neal; Christmas picture, Sarah Elizabeth Clevenger; recitation, Elmer Eyler, jr., solo, Ruth Button; exercise, "Get Into The Shine,” Pauline Ensley, Phyllis Eichel-berger, Daisy Shaffer, Hazel Zembow-er, Florence Snyder; “Daddy’s Present,” Donald Shaffer; “The Old Doll,” Catherine Leach; “Mending,” Helen Hershberger; collection; play, “The Christmas Clock,” portrays the hour of Christmas eve; first hour, Little Tot’s Christmas Eve; second hour, Trimming the Tree; third hour car-rorers; fourth hour, “The Star”; fifth hour, “The Angels’ Song,”; sixth hour, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” SOUTH ALTOONA Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pheasant and family of 4029 Fifth avenue are spending several days with Mrs. Pheasant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones in Duncansville. Mr. and Mrs. George Deeter and daughter Geraldine of 3936 Fifth avenue motored to Lewistown where they spent the week-end with relatives. Misses Evelyn and Florence Peach-man were Thursday evening guests at the home of Miss Alice Sutton, 422 Fortieth street. Frank Green of 3618 Fifth avenue motored to Johnstown where he spent Thursday. Miss Margaret Harclerode has gone to Flint. Mich., where she will spend several days. Edwin Davis has returned to his home after spending several days in Wilmington, Del. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trod and Charles Holton motored to Bellefonte where they spent Friday evening. Fred Skippia was in Norristown where he spent several days last week. Thomas Rollason was in Greensburg where he spent several days with his parents. Herbert Steele of 4011 Fifth avenue was in Everett where he spent Friday. Mrs. H. M. Overly and granddaughter Louise Clawson were ip Bellefonte where they spent Saturday. Samuel DeGulus of 109 Fortieth street was a Saturday evening visitor in Johnstown. Mrs. Willard Pensyl of 3952 Fifth avenue spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Detwiler in Altoona. John Shalier and Arthur Fowler of 4037 Fifth avenue motored to Punxsutawney where they spent Friday. Harry Turchetta was in Pittsburgh, where he spent Thursday. Miss Jean Norris of 4022 Fourth avenue has gone to Williamsbui^ where she will spend several days with relatives. Miss Alpharetta Steele of 4011 Fifth avenue is spending several days in Cleveland. Miss Jean Lowder, a student at Wyoming seminary, Williamsport, is spending the Christmas vacation at the home of her mother, Mrs. E. L. Lowder at 3606 Sixth avenue. Miss Louise McGarvey of 3944 Fiftil avenue is confined to her home by illness. PAGEANT AND CANTATA AEE GREATLY ENJOYED A FITTING EXCUSE. (Portland Oregonian.) It is getting to the point where when a man wants to cast the ne plus ultra of discredit on an idea he attributes it to a "savant.” An audience which filled the church was delighted with a pageant and a cantata which formed the evening service at the Broad Avenue Methodist church last evening in observance of the Christmas season. The pageant'was rendered by the members of the Sunday school and this part of the evening’s service started at 7 o’clock. George A. Pannebacker was the moving spirit in the arrangements for the pageant and special scenery to show scenes about the site of the Nativity had been painted and the participants were costumes depicting tho dress of the age that the Savior | was born. The pageant was rendered in a very capable manner. At 8 o’clock the members of the choir assisted by a number of other singers rendered the cantata, “Holy Night," and this part of the program elicited much praise. The ensemble of singers were well balanced and the rendition was up to the high standard maintained by the choir of this congregation. The singers, fourteen in all, appeared in vestments. George Brumbaugh was the director and Miss Faye Peters was the accompanist. MEH mom STYLES OF TODAY BY AILEEN LAMONT. Staff Correspondent. (Copyright, 1928, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—It is years since styles nave been so simple and unostentatious, yet the frocks must have luxuriousness about them, too, no matter how simple. This is undoubtedly a reflection of the times and the. prosperity of such a .vide proportion of the population. In general the jewels give this touch of luxuriousness. Diamond Dust. Embroideries in flashing scones on the evening dresses is still quite within the mode but there is a new method of applying diamond decorations. Thin consists of diamond dust applied witli a brush by hand on the material in various artistic designs’. '////«,.«* EVERETT 4'T'V' Have It (Delivered To Your dome CLOSED ALL DAY CHRISTMAS We Extend to Our Friends Sincere Greetings BROWN’S Opposite Postoffice On Friday the Shriners of this place! gladdened many a little heart with j their kindness by serving a sumptu- j ous turkey dinner at the Royal Cafe. ■ Eighty-two children were given a real turkey dinner with dessert, and 1941 one-half pint bottles of milk was served. After the dinner a nice present and a bag of candy was given to each child. The Church of the Brethren Sunday school will hold their Christmas services on Wednesday evening Dec. 26, when they will render “The Great Messiah” a sacred pageant of the birth of Christ. A ladies’ chorus will sing the pageant choruses. The following compose the chorus: Sarah Poor, Mrs. H. W. Simmons, Mrs. David ^rallier, Mrs. Frank Leonard, Mrs. Cmanuel Barkman, Ruth Anna Simmons, Amy Diehl, Mrs. Ross Ritchey, Mrs. Nathaniel Stillier, Mrs. Perry Harclerode. A children's chorus will render a number entitled, "The Prince of Peace.” The following children will participate: Freda Mountain, Evelyn Perrin, Dorothy Smith, Marietta Dicken, Lucille Brailler, Laverne Brailler, Gladys Snyder, Florence, Phoebe Smyers, Mira Simmons, Elva Burket, Freda Conner, Betty Hershberger and Louise Bond. The dialogue parts of the pageant will be given as follows: Reader, Rev. E. M. Detwiler; the shepherds Paul Hershbreger, Perry Harclerode H. W. Simmons, John May; the Magi, L. Chester England, William Dining and George Foor; recitation, “Three Questions,” Victoria Sollenberger; the speakers: Nina Wareham, Sylvia Decker, Katherine Decker, Mildred Snyder, Helen Whetstone; a herald, Paul England; Simeon, T. L. Perrin; Sonia, Mildred Sollenberger; king’s messenger, John Simmons; Mesheck. John Drenning; Havilak, Donald Stillier; Jockton, Willis Snyder; Mizriam, Warren Simmons. The services will start at 7.45 p. rn. The Christmas exercises of the Methodist church will be held on Christ- J. W. Miller OPTOMETRIST 713V2 Twelfth St. Dial 2-1031 JUNIATA THEATRE TODAY Ted Wells in “THE THUNDER RIDER.” Also good western picture, “Roaring Romance.” Comedy and News. TOMORROW Norma Talmadge in “THE DOVE,” with JJfoah Beery and Gilbert Roland. Also chapter No. I of “The Vanishing Rider,” Comedy and News. LYRIC THEATRE TODAY Monte Blue in “ONE ROUND HOGAN” Also comedy, "George Meets George.” Free, one piece of china to each lady. GALA HOLIDAY PROGRAM STRAND NOW SHOWING—ALL THIS WEEK SEE AND HEAR Driver x1 PIRATE WITH LOIS MORAN—NICK STUART MOVIETONE ACCOMPANIMENT SEE AND HEAR 2VITAPHONE VODVIL ACTS “’vTtv “IN A TOY SHOP” MOVIETONE ACT MOVIETONE NEWS CHRISTMAS DAY Douglas Fairbanks in “DON Q, SON OF ZORKO” Also Fables and Great Event. WE EXTEND EVERY GOOD WISH FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS. (Signed) SILVERMAN BROS. $ A Merry Christmas jL A    ? and §A Happy New Yeary To All i I DR. SHOR f J 1112 12th Ave. Phone 2-19)9 % Next Door to Lincoln Trust € I    Bank.    w I    v Af# Offutt#rn Of* Come! Let’s Make Whoopee at the Pirate’s Den Opposite Strand Theatre Christmas Eve FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL Dancing from 9 to ? ? \ DON’T MISS OUR BIG CHRISTMAS DINNER, $1.00 SERVED FROM ll A. M. TO 9 P. M. A LA CARTE TO I A. M. DINE AND DANCE I I I !, STAT § I ti im A CALA HOLIDAY PROGRAM j I INCLUDE A SHORT VISIT TO THE STATE IN I I YOUR SHOPPING TOUR TODAY AND ENJOY ? .      2b triumphant tm im HE WHITE SISTERS With Sound A Great Star in Her Finest Romance! -a: OVERWHELMING demand of the public has brought back to the screen Lillian Gish’s finest starring triumph. Ba*ed on the novel by F. Mario ii Crawford. Directed by Henry King. Produced by In-ttpiration Pictures, Inc. CANAN STATION The following pupils of the Canan Station grammar grade were present every day the past month:    Gladys Akers, Charlotte Darr; Lillian Davis, Gladys Gosnell, Erma Spitz, Zelma Wilt, Louise Wilt. Harriet Akers, Elmer Burkhart, David Colebaugh, Donald Davis, Cecil Lynn, Samuel Neff, jr., John Neff, Ray Specht, Byron Walters, Harry Walters, Homer Wilt, Norman Wilt. These pupils of the primary room of the Canan Station school attended every day the past month: Lawrence Tregonlng, Russell Wilt, Albert Burkhart, Hazel Speet, Junior Flaherty, Ray Feathers, Louise Lloyd, Dora Wilt, George Flaherty, Ralph Spitz, Elwood Akers.    I STAIN ^FINISH One coat of Berrycraft brings old furniture down from the attic and into the parlor S. M. GRIFFITH CO. Millions will thrill again to the tense dramatic moments, the spectacular thrills of flood and volcanic eruption—in a love story of sweep and power and beauty never excelled on the screen. STARRING LILLIAN GISH A HENRY KING Production WITH In This Gala Holiday Program We Extend the Season’s Greetings FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS! RONALD COLMAN \fe\xq{/o(du>yn-\\!ya. AESOP’S FABLES 905 Green Ave. $ 5.00 Will t her a Red Fox /eck piece. Aaron’s Fur Shop 1326 12th Ave., Dial 5355 A Moth Is Small But oh! what it can do to Furniture! DIAL 4045 MOTHATORIUM You WIU Like the New Hot Point Range J. E. Heaps Electric Co. IOO! Chestnut Ave. Phone 2-1022 DIAMOND IMPORTERS Lippmnns —ON THE STAGE- METR0 NEWS SOUND COLOR CLASSIC “A PERSIAN GARDEN” “ACTS VODVII.” MYERS ARCO REVUE in “DANCERS OF THE DAY” CHARLIE AMADOR In ‘‘MAKING MOVIES” Charlie Chaplin’s Double —ON THE SCREEN— Columbia Pictures present* THE 4 MARK With Singing, C'omeuy Dancing FRANK & FOREMAN X ovely Dancing V0KI JAPS Japanese Novelty ADDED SOUND ATTRACTION SEE AND HEAR—MILLER AND LYLES THE WORLD-FAMED C0L0RED-C0MICS PRESENTING “THE MAYOR OF JIMTOWN” REGULAR STATE PRICES FEATURE SHOWING—ll, 1.25, 4.10, 6.55, 9.40 •2 Brl <w. ...Tit::'*! •?,* JEWELERS - OPTICIANS Now Showing Today Tomorrow & Wed. nm L Matinee 2.15 Evening 7.00-9.00 OK Ti AT IHE MIDNIGHT SHOW AND FROLIC “NEW YE AR’S EVE” I ;