Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - November 21, 1945, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Junior Legion Units Induct New Officers
Altoona Rowan squadron, Sons of the American Legion, and the Junior auxiliary last night joined in ceremonies for the installation of the officers who will guide the activities of the two units during the ensuing year. District Commander Lee E. Wertz, Post Commander C.
Myrle McKee and Auxiliary President Mrs. Margaret Green assisted in the induction of the new leaders into office.
The Legion sons and daughters assembled at the home at 5.30 o’clock and one half hour later they and their guests enjoyed a covered dish dinner and at its conclusion, District Commander Wertz addressed the groups and stressed the importance of the Legion program and urged them to follow in the footsteps of their fathers in giving service to the community, state and nation. He admonished the girls to emulate their mothers in aiding the Legion, as did Past Auxiliary President Mrs. C. Myrle McKee in installing the officers of the Junior auxiliary. The new officers of the two units are:
Legion Sons squadron—Captain,
Jack Shaffer; first lieutenant.
James Shaffer; second lieutenant,
James Mirante; adjutant, Donald . .
O’Shell; finance officer, Donald ( En )OVS Luncheon Fochler; historian, Frank Tussey; chaplain, James Hazenstab; ser-geant-at-arms, Clair Fochler; color guard, Jack Anslinger.
MRS. M. MacCARTNE Y.
Mrs. MacCartney, vice chairman of the Blair county Republican committee, was unopposed for the nomination as recording secretary of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. The Altoona woman is a member of the board of directors and state council welfare chairman.
Golden Rule Class
Turkey Graces Sunday Dinner
A turkey dinner was held last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Hoover at Cross Keys with a group of relatives and friends in attendance. Tile turkey that graced the dinner table was a nice 12-pound wild turkey hen brought down on Saturday morning by Mr. Hoover while gunning on Brush mountain.
Those who attended the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoover and Miss Nova Hoover, all of Cross Keys, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Osborn and son David, Mr. and Mrs. Samson Osborn and children Sammy, Dolores and Kenneth and Mrs. Owen Osborn, all of Carson valley, Mrs. Jane Mosbey of Broad Top City and Mr. and Mrs. David Hoover and son Tommy.
Dr. Gordon Burket of Altoona, with whom Mr. Hoover spent a couple of weeks recently on a hunting trip to Canada, was a guest at the Hoover home during the day.
TUE ALTOONA MIRROR—W E D N E S D A Y, NOVEMBER 2!
Observe Golden Wedding Day:
The Golden Rule class of the Fifth Avenue Methodist church
i held a covered dish luncheon in
The Junior Auxiliary President, . the festal hall of the church on Patricia Fochler; first vice presi- ■ Thursday evening, Nov. 15, with dent, Margaret Daniels; secretary, I Mrs. pearl Rines. head of the social Jean Koontz; historian, Wande j committee, in charge. Following Clark, retiring president; chaplain, j the enjoyable social hour, the Marjorie Reed; sergeant-at- arms, meeting was hold with Mrs. Kila Sally Brady. Fleming presiding. A Scripture
The new leaders expressed their reading from the Gospel of John appreciation of the honors confer- I was given by Mrs. Alshouse, using red upon them and asked for the the Basic English translation, continued support of the boys and Prayers were offered by Mrs. Ed-
girls. Capt. Shaffer was chosen for his second term. Brief talks were given by Past Commander James M. Hughes, Chairman Irvin Daniels of the Sons committee; President Mrs. Green, Chairman Mrs. Clyde Brady of the Junior
gar and Mrs. Powell.
Election of officers for the coming year resulted as follows: Teacher, Mrs. Alice Alshouse; president, Mrs. Ella Fleming; vice president, Mrs. Meda Thomas; secretary, Mrs. Pearl Powell; assistant secretary,
unit activities. Post Chaplain Dr. < Mrs. Anna Edgar; treasurer, Mrs. Naseeb Masood gave the invoca- , Edna Faulkender. tion. The program was inter-
sperced by vocal solos by Jean Koontx and readings by Donald Black. A social hour concluded the ceremonies.
Capt. Shaffer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shaffer of Bellwood, is a graduate of the Bellwood-Antis High school and has been a member of the squadron since 1938 and a leader in its activities.
Miss Fochler is a daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Fochler of 1512 First avenue and has been active j in the Junior unit for several years. j
... let us reverently give thanks that our country is once more at peace. Truly we have much for which to be thankful . . . this Thanksgiving Day, 1945.
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Those present were: Mrs. Ella Fleming, Mrs. Pearl Rines, Mrs. Anna Edgar, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mrs. Edna Faulkender, Mrs. Ocie Defibaugh, Mrs. Mazie Lewis, Miss Effie Smith, Miss Edith Powell, Mrs. Cynthia Lukens, Mrs. Elva Baer, Mrs. Pearl Powell, and the teacher, Mrs. Alice Alshouse.
Lakemont Legion Auxiliary Meets
The Ladies’ auxiliary to Lakemont post, No. 634, American Legion, met in regular session last Friday evening at the post home. President Mrs. Olive Brubaker presided with a good attendance of members and much interest manifested in the activities.
The regular business was transacted and committee reports given. The auxiliary gave a generous donation to the Leonard Wood memorial, and is working on the “Gift for Yanks” program, Mrs. Joseph Monahan being named chairman. The ladies voted to have a Christmas party at their next meeting, each member to bring a gift not to exceed 50c. Seven new members were elected to membership. After the meeting refreshments were served. There will be a social at the post home Friday evening.
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A lovely November wedding ceremony was solemnized in the Columbia Avenue Methodist church in Tyrone Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17, at 4.45 o'clock when Miss Dorothy M. Michaels, daughter of Mrs. Lloyd Michaels of 328 Garfield street became the bride of Mr. William N. Rhodes, son of Mr. and I Mrs. Fred Rhodes, 1602 Columbia I avenue, with Rev. W. W. Willard officiating. The happy couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Michaels, jr., brother and sister-in-law of the bride. Mrs. Verabell Schopp, church organist, played a short concert prior to the ceremony, the traditional wedding | marches and softly during the cere-1 mony. The bride is a graduate of I Tyrone High school and is employ- ' cd in a supervisory capacity for the ! Reliance Manufacturing company. She looked lovely in a blue wool ; crepe dress with black accessories ! and corsage of pink rosebuds. The | matron of honor wore a brown wool dress with brown accessories and corsage of yellow rosebuds. The bridegroom is a graduate of Tyrone High school and was recently honorably discharged after a service of almost four years, having been a prisoner of war in Germany after being shot down over the German lines. He has secured a position at the local paper mill. Following the ceremony a dinner and reception was held at a Tyrone hotel with fifteen guests present. They will reside at 328 Garfield street, Tyrone, for the present.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Reese of 1917 Thirteenth avenue, an-j nounce the marriage of their daughter, Edna Beryl, to Mr. Paul McConnell of Altoona, on Thursday evening, Nov. I, at 7 o’clock with Rev. Edward Z. Utts officiating, using the single ring ceremony. The ceremony was performed at the home pf the bride with a background of fall flowers and candles. Preceeding the ceremony Miss Miriam Snyder sang “Always” and “Because.” The bride was lovely in a black faille suit and wore a corsage of red and white roses. Miss Louise Arnold, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, and Mr. Robert Johnson served as best man. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the St. Peter and Paul hall. The bride attended the Altoona High school and for the past two years has been an employe of the Altoona Factories. The bridegroom was recently discharged from the marine corps after serving a period of four years. Mr. and Mrs. McConnell are residing at 1917 Thirteenth avenue, Altoona.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. McGuire of 1715 Seventh avenue, announce the marriage of their daughter, Pfc. Mary Patricia, to Lt. Joseph P. Doyle, son of Louis R. Doyle of Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 6 at the post chapel in Rome, N. Y. Chaplain David J. Walsh officiating. The attendants were 1st Sgt. Stella Arendarczyk and Capt. G. Wayne Bruce. The couple spent a brief honeymoon in Rome, N. Y., at the home of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Harry H. Skerrett. After spending a week at the home of the bride’s parents the couple left by plane for their home in Spokane, Wash.
So Much to Be Thankful For!
T ET us give thanks for all the precious relationships and possessions that we have. Let us give thanks for PEACE which has endowed all the people of all the world with that liberty which is our greatest reason for Thanksgiving!
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On Monday morning, Nov. 19, at 9 o’clock at the office of Ira J. Shelley, alderman of the Sixth ward, Mr. Paul Karosi, jr., son of Mr. Paul Karosi, sr., of 1521 Albert street, Youngstown, Pa., and Ethel Mae Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lysinger of 1804 Eighth avenue, were united in marriage. The couple was attended by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lysinger. The bridegroom was discharged from the army air corps on Nov. I. The couple plan to make their home in Youngstown, Pa., where the bridegroom will return to his job at the Rosenbaum Brothers company of Youngstown.
Door of Hope Home To Hold Services
The board of directors of the Door of Hope will hold special ; Thanksgiving services in the mission, 818-20 Twelfth street, Friday ; evening, Nov. 23, at 7.45 o’clock.
The following program will be given:
Congregational number—“Praise Him!
Praise Him!” ]
Selection—Junior choir, Simpson Methodist church I
Vocal solo—Rev. Melvin I). Mintz Prayer—Dr. M. S. Bittner Vocal solo—Lawrence Varner Duet—Misses Ellen Lewis and Geneva j DeBord ■
Selection—Junior choir, Simpson Methodist church Vocal solo—Rev. Melvin D. Mintz Message-—Rev. Ralph V. Jones Congregational number
President of the Door of Hope board, Dr. M. S. Bittner, will preside. Lawrence Varner will have
charge of song service and Miss
Elverta Young will be the pianist.
Thanksgiving services will be j held at the Bell Avenue Baptist j church at IO a. rn. and 7.30 p. rn. j
I and will be in charge of Evan-1
: gelistic Warren Brewin and Chor- j ( ister Paul Plack. Bell Avenue ' church is at the corner of Bell ‘ avenue and Seventh street. Rev. P. E. Mundy is the pastor.
Couple Marks Anniversary Of Marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thomas Sutton of 117 South Ninth street quietly observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 12. Both arc enjoying good health.
The couple was married Nov. 12, 1895 before the altar in St. Mark’s church by the late Rev. Nicholas O’Reilly. They have four children, M. L. Sutton, J. E. Sutton, Mrs. J. D. Isenberg and Mrs. Mary Schmitt, all residing in Altoona. There are also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sutton is the former Marie Margaret Gueierrez and was 70 years of age on Oct. 18. Mr. Sutton, who was 72 years old on Oct. 24 is a. retired employe of the Times-Tribune job pranting plant Although the fiftieth wedding anniversary passed without special celebration the couple received the felicitations of many neighbors and friends who wished them continued good health and enjoyment of their retiring years.
HE ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS.
Yes it is He, our Saviour above.
Who answers our prayers with Ills great love.
This cruel war Is ended, our fears shall
Our boys are coming! Yes, coming back home.
We’ll wait at the station, we’ll need no ration,
Our books need we carry no more.
At home will be waiting, the patient ones stating.
We’ll meet his embrace at the door.
Yes, God was so good to have spared
His loving arms about him each day, We cannot express In our hearts the joy,
That we did not forget to pray.
Though he be In the air, on land, or sea.
Our Saviour still watches the enemy. To pilot a plane or to drive a jeep. We know from His word the promise He’d keep.
To be with his loved ones, wherever
He’s our only light, our guiding star. Now when our boys were far, far away, How many of us have forgotten to pray.
He’s bringing our boys, he’s bringing them back,
They may be Gene, Ted, Bill or Jack. Back to our homes, there'll be gladness and joy.
Because we prayed for our loving boy.
Now some have gone to meet us above. They’ve accepted our Saviour, His wonderful love,
For Jesus Is coming to claim us some day,
Because we haven’t forgotten to pray.
MRS. CHESTER DICK,
1414 Third avenue,
HARRY T. SUTTON
Sportsmen Hit State Failure To Stock Game
The Pennsylvania game commission’s alleged failure to properly restock small game in Blair county brought action last night by the game committee of the Blair County Game, Fish and Forestry association. The committee met at Chief Logan lodge in Riggles gap with President William Templeton presiding.
President Templeton appointed a committee to prepare petitions for circulation among sportsmen expressing displeasure over the game board’s neglect to restock small game in the county. Chairman Frank T. Daubenspeck, Harry R. Miller and C. B. Abrams comprise the committee which is to begin functioning immediately.
Another move to improve the small game situation in the county is the committee decision to hold organized fox hunts and crow shoots at various times in order to reduce the number of foxes and crows that take a heavy toll of small game.
Any persons interested in participating in the hunts, the dates for which are to be announced later, should contact the association office, the clubhouse attendants or members of the board of management.
The game committee voted to purchase and stock 200 rabbits and to request the game commission to match that outlay. Application will also be made for 500 day-old ringnecks to be raised and liberated by the association.
It was decided to arrange for the purchase of a quantity of feed to have available for distribution at the close of the present hunting season on Dec. 15.
EOT Club Holds Covered Dish Lunch
Joseph M. Nissiey, pastor of the First Mennonite church, 2504 Fourth avenue, and his wife have returned from an extensive evangelistic trip. They attended the Mennonite City Missionary conference at Chicago and in their travels held evangelistic services at the Blenem and Bright Mennonite church near New Hamburg, Can., and at the Locust Grove congregation near Sturgis, Mich.
The EOT club held a covered dish luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the home of Mrs. K. G. Carrolus of 925 Twenty-third avenue.
Those present were: Nellie Huffman, Bell Toner, Eleanor Messner, Ethel Mower, Mathe Singer, Gladys Crom, Margaret Keirns, Frosty Blake, Maud Carrolus, Lessie
Simenton, Sylvia Carrolus, Arline Carrolus and Bunnie Carrolus.
OFFK E TO BE CLOSED*
Maj. Dallas C. Wade, commanding officer of the Altoona army recruiting station, announced that his headquarters will be closed for Thanksgiving day in order that his officers and men may observe the day in accordance with their particular desires. “To most of us it is a day of unusual significance,” said Maj. Wade whose ribbons anc! battle stars bear silent witness to his personal feelings.
National Thanksgiving day service will be held in the St. James Lutheran church, Rev. J. F. Flegler, pastor, tomorrow morning at IO o’clock. Members and friends are invited.
THANKSGIVING SERVICES Bell Avenue Baptist Church
Bell Avenue at Seventh St.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
IO A. M. and 7.30 P. M.
Speaker Evangelist, Warren Brewin
Chorister, Paul Plack of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation.
REV. P. E. MUNDY, Pastor.
With World war II at an end, and many of the boys and girls returning daily from the armed forces, may this be the happiest Thanksgiving you have ever had.
Green Gause Nature Club Has Meeting
A most interesting meeting of the Green Gause Nature club was held Monday, Nov. 19, in the Roosevelt Junior High school.
The meeting was opened by devotions, led by president, Miss Irene Sauserman.
After the business meeting a program was presented under the excellent leadership of Miss Ethel Williams, chairman of November program committee. Other members of the committee were: Margaret Ewing, Harriette Butler, Stella Dibert, Anna Barnhart, Catherine Denny, Lily Lutman, Mary Sheller and Mrs. Gertrude Sauserman.
The subject was “Now In November.” First, Miss Williams told of some of the changes November brings; then she read these poems, “Over Tones.” “Wild Geese, “Fog of the Magician," ’Tho Weaving," "The First Snow Fall," “Proof,” “Tho Chart.”
This was followed by a quiz program. The experts were Miss Edna Davis, Miss Irene Sauserman, Miss Grace Mosser, Mr. Harold Wimmer, Mr. Byron McDowell and Mr. Harold Yoder. Their questions included “Nature In Music," "Identification of Birds,” "Nature In Air Planes,” “Nature In Book Titles.” The titles were dramatized by members of the committee.
The experts scoring highest were Miss Sauserman and Mr. McDowell.
Girl Reserve Clubs Elect New Officers
The Girl Reserves, under the leadership of Mrs. Mary Bloomfield, announces the following officers of, the various clubs:
Inter-club council, president. Beatrice Brassic; secretary treasurer, Doris Shaver.
Altoona High School A. K. T. T, T., president, Beatrice Brazils; vive president, Louise Zayac; secretary I Measurer. Helen Bchers: Fem club, president, Loraine Bressler; vice president, Jeanne Vinglinc; secretary treasurer, Shirley Bragotuer. Nina Session, president, Florence Bewall; vice president, Phyllis Avie; secretary treasurer, Dolores Smi t ti.
Roosevelt Junior I tig School—Junior Miss, president, Shirley Linn; vice president, Carole MvGlnley; secretary treasurer, Jeanne Yost. Bobby Soxers, president. Elizabeth Myers; vive president, Alice Brahawn; secretary treasurer, Jeanne Heberlingj; Teen Agers, president, Aud rev Hamm aker; vice president. Mary Jane Lane; secretary treasurer, Leona Berkey,
Keith Junior High School—Junior Fern, president, Doris Shaver; vice president. Shirley Ehredt; secretary treasurer. Jean Bearer. T. N. T., president, Peggy Lou Lamb; vice president, Barbara Fink; secretary treasurer, Joy McCracken.
Bellwood-AntIs High School—Representatives, Shirley Orr and Virginia Tcrund.
Couple Is Wed By Candlelight
At a quiet candlelight ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Grace M. Savage, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Savage of 547 Twenty-first avenue, and Reeve S. Epright, son of A. W. Spright of 1106 Nineteenth avenue, were united in marriage. Rev. Burton C. Bastuseheck of Fairview Methodist church officiated at the ceremony which took place at the bride’s home in the presence of immediate family members.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon E. Savage, brother and sister-in-law of tile bride, attended the couple.
Mrs. Epright is a teacher in the Altoona school district. Mr. Epright, recently discharged from the army after two and one-half years overseas service, is in watchmaking and jewelry business in Altoona.
After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Epright will reside at 1106 Nineteenth avenue.
Thanksgiving Day Service to He Held
The annual Thanksgiving service of the Calvary Baptist church will be held tomorrow morning at IO o’clock.
The service will he in charge of the pastor, Rev. Ralph ll. Stoll.
The busses which the Bible school uses on the Lord’s day will cover the regular routes on Thursday morning one half hour later than the Sunday schedule.
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The Thanksgiving service for the east central group of churches will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock in the Second Presbyterian church, of which Rev. C. Dewey .Smitley is pastor. Rev. Gordon F. Hinkle, pastor of the Eight Avenue Methodist church, will be the speaker.
Special music lias been arranged by the host church. Clyde C. English will preside at the organ.
The cooperating churches are as follows: Eighth Avenue Methodist, First Evangelical, First United Brethren, Trinity Reformed, Church of Christ, Second Lutheran and the Second Presbyterian.
Thanksgiving services will be held at the South Altoona Baptist chapel, Fortieth street rind Fourth avenue, at 7.45 o’clock this evening. Devotions will be led by the Harmony Bible class and the speaker will be Miss Elvira Walters.
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ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY ---
Let us offer a prayer for the Peace, the Victory and the Freedom that is ours.
Attend the Thanksgiving Dance - to be held by the Junior Auxiliary of the Mercy Hospital— Thursday evening, November 22, Penn-Alto Hotel.