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Thursday, 10 Jan 1952
Submitted by Lisa Baker
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Mrs. Margaret Inez (Cameron) Sherry, 68, of 516 Lake street, expired at her home Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Mrs. Sherry was born June 13, 1883, in Strongstown, a daughter of William O. and Rebecca (Fornwalt) Cameron.

She is survived by her husband, Peter A. Sherry, and these children-Floyd M. Kirschner, Salisbury, N.C.; Charles M. Kirschner, San Francisco, Calif.; Garnet, wife of Edwin K. Barnhart, Pittsburgh; Edna, wife of Ivan Gilhouser, Runnemede, N.J.; Wilda Iona, wife of Albert Zwirlein, Buffalo, N.Y. There are also six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a sister of Edward Cameron, Ebensburg R.D. Three children preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the Askew Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. J.D. Schreckegost officiated. Burial was in the Strongstown Brethren cemetery.

Friends in this community offer the bereaved family their expressions of deepest sympathy.

Burgess John V. Mattiux, seen left above, officiated at oath-of-office ceremonies for Ebensburg Borough Council Monday evening. Here he is seen swearing in Councilmen-elect (left to right) Clair A. Bearer, Melvin Edwards, Clair Williams and Dr. Joseph C. Anderson. Mr. Williams, Mr. Edwards and Dr. Anderson were reelected at the recent municipal election, while Mr. Williams is a newly-elected member. [sic-names as listed] Following this ceremony, Dr. Anderson was named President of Council and Mr. Edwards was chosen Vice President.
          M-H Staff Photo

Aloysius J. Natcher, 22, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Natcher, of Belsano, and graduate of Blacklick Township High School in 1947, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.


Fred J. Fees, who Monday took office as district attorney of Cambria County, announced the appointment of two more members to his staff. They are:

Roger Wertz Hager, 511 Belmont street, Richland Township, assistant district attorney.

Charles Volchansky, 256 Fourth street, Conemaugh, detective.

The appointment of Hager completes the legal staff of Fees. He previously had named three assistant district attorneys-Paul D. Larimer, Ebensburg; Joseph H. Holzman, Johnstown, and John P. Lantzy, Spangler. Larimer is first assistant.

One more member is to be named to the detective staff, but District Attorney Fees said he does not expect to make the appointment at present. Besides Volchansky, the other detectives are John F. Carroll of Ferndale, chief, and John W. Reed, Johnstown.

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January Quota 62

Local Draft Board 38 will call 62 men for pre-induction physicals this month. One group of 38 reports for induction at Pittsburgh Jan. 24. Four hundred and fifty men will be called from Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Bedford counties.

We judge others by their actions; ourselves by our ideals.-Old saying.


Ginger Cookies
(Makes 5 dozen)

1//2 cup soft shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup molasses
3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream together shortening and sugar; add molasses and eggs and beat with rotary beater until smooth. Sift together dry ingredients and work into first mixture. Chill dough several hours. Remove from refrigerator and roll on lightly floured board 1/4" thick. Cut with floured cutters. Bake on lightly greased baking sheets in a moderately hot (375*F) oven, or, when lightly touched, no imprint remains.


Mrs. Mary (Kruise) Greinader, 85, of Coalport, died Jan. 4, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rose Leightener, of Hollidaysburg. Among surviving children is a son, Frank, of Ebensburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery at Hollidaysburg.

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Brownie Troop No. 8

Troop No. 8 Brownies are shown in their brand-new uniforms in front of the Christmas tree they had decorated with hand-made ornaments. They are: front row left to right-Donna Steve, Patty Port, Priscilla Pryce, Mascot; Susan Carlisle, Judy Wise. Second row-Marcia Lydic, Nancy Pryce, Judy Lesak, Christine Pryce. Third row-Leader, Mrs. John Lesak; Rosemary Prave, Lynn Kerr, Ramona Johnson, Debra Cessna and Leader, Mrs. John Pryce. (Absent at picture taking-Rosemary Johnson).           Don James Photo


George Kline, 86, of Nicktown, died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, Jan. 6, in his home.

Mr. Kline was born July 27, 1865, in Armstrong county, a son of the late John and Agnes (Kline) Kline.

He is survived by these children: Casper, Nicktown; Mrs. Margaret Walsh, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Wilfred, Loretto; Mrs. Christina Huber, Juniata Gap; Edward, Carrolltown R.D.; Pius, Philadelphia; Mrs. Ella Mae Parrish, Loretto; Raymond and Mrs. Dorothy Checkon, both at home. There are 65 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Matilda (Krug) Kline, and four children.

Requiem mass was said at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Nicktown. Rev. Father Kevin Linsky was in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.


Miss Phyllis Heller, daughter of Mrs. Alice Heller, of South Ebensburg, became the bride of Joseph Peters, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peters, of Nantyglo, at the Methodist Church, Winchester, Va. The ceremony took place at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Dec. 31.

The couple's attendants were the bride's mother, Mrs. Alice Heller, and the bride's brother, Jack Heller. Both the bride and the maid of honor were attired in white gowns with white accessories. Also present at the ceremony were the bride's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Heller, of Ebensburg.

Mrs. Peters was a '51 graduate of ECHS and was previously employed as a stenographer at Edwards Hardware Co., Ebensburg. Mr. Peters is a graduate of Nanty-glo High School. The couple will reside in Johnstown, where the groom is employed by the U.S. Steel Company.

Friends in this community wish the best of everything for this young couple during a long and happy life together.

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Letter From Home

Dear Native son, out-of-town:

The grasshoppers and caterpillars who foretold us a mild winter were a little off the beam! The snow's still falling intermittently, with more in sight-however, clean white snow is much prettier than dirty slush.

Speaking of weather, Caroline (Cunningham) and John Schettig, who with sons Robert and Alan are on Navy duty in Hawaii, celebrated their island holiday by going swimming! Caroline, homesick for a white Christmas, says it was hard to get into the proper mood while singing carols wearing shorts-and going barefoot!

Olean (Evans) and "Art" Roberts will be doing their next votin' in the West Ward, since they have moved into one of the apartments in the former Lewis homestead on West Highland.

George (of the clever scissors) Rennie and his pretty wife Ruthie have moved too-on West High street, where George will set up his beauty shop in a new location.

Those of you who are regular readers of the Pennsylvania Angler will be interested to know that the new series of articles it's running are written by Wendell Dittmar, who's the husband of native daughter Barbara (Verda and Don) Evans. The D's now live in Carlisle, where Wedell's a seed analyst and botanist for the state.

Vital statistics recapitulation from December-we negleced (sic) to congratulate Tom and Betty (McConnell) Westrick and Clair and Alice Williams, who both added the seventh child to their families in that month. New Councilman Clair's "City" Father" title is very apt!


On January 3, the Browning of Troop 6 were surprised by a birthday party for Barbara Jean Antes instead of the usual procedure. Howdy Doody was the guest of honor. Moving pictures were taken of the birthday cake, Howdy and all the girls as well as the Mitten Tree which was still decorated. The Brownies plan to send the mittens collected to the American Friends Society at their next meeting on January 10. Mrs. Kessler who has completed her Christmas card work was welcomed back as an assistant leader.

During the business part of the meeting the following officers were elected for January. Barbara Jean Antes, president; Peggy Paul, scribe; Carol Guynn, Treasurer. All the girls were present except Sharon Edgett, Bonnie Blue Evans, Virginia Luther and Ida May Bolsinger.

It is hoped to make bird feeders at the next meeting. Anyone having mesh bags in which oranges are usually packed, please call one of the Brownies or their leaders for a number of these bags are needed for this project.


Mrs. Edith Dumond, 60, of 322 East Crawford street, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning, Dec. 31, at her home.

Mrs. Dumond was born May 9, 1891, in Blossburg, a daughter of George and Ada (Dewey) Mason.

She is survived by these children: Eugene, Endicott, N.Y.; George, Hamburg, N.Y.; Richard, Middletown, Pa., and Clarence, Mrs. Dorothy Brown, Mrs. Edith Newcomer and Lillian, all at home. There are 14 grandchildren. She was a sister of George Mason and Mrs. Mae Murphy.

Funeral services were held at the Matevish Funeral Home at 2 o'clock last Thursday afternoon. Rev. Ellis W. Roberts, pastor of the local Presbyterian Church, was in charge. Interment was in Lloyd cemetery.

Expressions of deepest sympathy are offered the bereaved relatives by friends in this community.

District Orchestra Festival Saturday

The annual Central-Western District Orchestra Festival will be held Friday and Saturday evenings in Somerset High School auditorium, with 103 students from 14 high school participating.

The guest conductor will be Dr. Herman Scholl, of Decatur, Ill.

Arrangements for the program are being made by Chester Singer, music supervisor in the Somerset High School. William D. Gruver, music supervisor at ECHS, will also participate as a director.

Participating students from ECHS are Eleanor Burr, Roian Empfield, Joan Empfield, James Lipka, Robert Rabne, Carol Moyer and Janis Powell.


Mr. and Mrs. Michaels of Ebensburg R.D. 2, are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, Jan. 5, at Spangler Hospital.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farabaugh, of Ebensburg R.D. 1, Monday, Jan. 7, at Spangler Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Frailey, of this place, are the parents of a son born Sunday, Jan. 6, at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Earley, of North Julian street, announce the arrival of a daughter Monday, Dec. 31, at Mercy Hospital, Johnstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Michelyacher, of Vintondale, announce the arrival of a son Monday, Dec. 31, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown.

Mr. and Mrs. George McCoy, of Ebensburg R.D., became the parents of a daughter Friday, Dec. 28, at Spangler Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Stephens, of Caroline street, announce the arrival of a daughter on Monday, January 7, at the Mercy Hospital, Altoona.

Among the new parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Czwkiewski, of Ebensburg R.D. 1. Their child is a daughter born Friday, Jan. 4, at Lee Hospital, Johnstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller, of West Crawford street, are the parents of a daughter born at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1952, at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Walsh, of 711 East Ogle street, became the proud parents of a baby daughter Saturday, Jan. 5, at Spangler Hospital. The newcomer has two brothers, Johnnie and Eddie. The mother is the former Miss Winifred Price, of Clymer.

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