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Tuesday, 15 Jun 1939
Submitted by Linda Braund


Camp Kiwanis, located near Nicktown, will open for the 1939 camping season June 25 and will include weekly periods up until August 5 inclusive. Sponsored by the Northern Cambria Kiwanis Club, the camp is open to boys and girls. Tom Hughes, of Patton, athletic coach in the Patton High School, will serve as director and his announced the following schedule of periods:

     First week, June 25 to July 9 -- boys, high school age; second week, July 2 to July 9 -- boys, ages 7 to 12; third week, July 9 to 16 -- girls, high school age; fourth week, July 16 to 23 -- girls, ages 7 to 12; fifth week, July 23 to July 30 -- boys, 7 to 12 years; sixth week, July 30 to August 6 -- boys, high school age.

Registration may be made through a member of the Northern Cambria Kiwanis Club, or with R. H. Greenwood, chairman of camp direction, Barnesboro.

The camping periods will be more interesting this year than ever before since greater facilities have been provided. Tennis courts and volley ball courts, the construction of which began last summer, have been completed and will be available. Swimming instruction will be given to all campers.

Many improvements are to be made to Camp Kiwanis this year including showers. Work on tis project is expected to begin at once.


The June grand jury commended District Attorney Stephen Mayer and is staff Friday for the prosecution of automobile drivers who operate cars while under the influence of intoxicatingl iquor. The commendation was submitted with the jury's report to the court after an inspection of the county institution had been made.

District Attorney Mayer and his staff have launched a "two barreled" campaign against operators of motor vehicles who have been arrested in Johnstown on charges of being drunk and disorderly. In four cases before the jury last week defendants who were arrested in Johnstown and fined by Mayor Daniel J. Shields were prosecuted by the county detectives for operating motor vehicles while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Similar action will be taken against such drivers in the future who are arrested and fined for being drunk and disorderly when sufficient evidence is obtained by the county officers to sustain charges of operating motor vehicles while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

The grand jury also commended the ocunty commissioners and heads of county institutions for the efficient manner in which the county jail, juvenile home and a county poor farm are conducted.

A recommendation was made that a portion of the ocunty poor farm be enclosed and devoted to outdoor recreation for female residents at the home. The placing of benches throughout the poor farm grounds also was suggested.

The jury also recommended a rearrangement of seating accommodations in the grand jury room so that the glare for the windows does not annoy members of the jury.

The jury also recommended that justices of the peace and aldermen be more diligent in deciding the type of cases that should be brought before the grand jury.


Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in St. Bernard's church with a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock for Mrs. Lucinda (Kirkpatrick) Ryan, 73, well-known local resident, who dies last Thursday at 12:50 p.m. in the Spangler hospital. Burial was in the church cemetery. She had been in poor health for some time and was admitted to the hospital May 24.

Mrs. Ryan was born June 17, 1865, in Elder Township, a daughter of Jacob and Mary (Campbell) Kirkpatrick. She had resided in Hastings many years.

The widow of John Ryan, who passed away 15 months ago, she was a member of St. Bernard's church and active in the Rosary Confraternity of the parish. She was also affiliated with the Irish Catholic Beneficial Union and the A. O. H. Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Born and Mrs. Stephen Mehal, of this place. Several grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Ryan was a sister of Mrs. B. J. Waltz of this place; Milton Kirkpatrick, Spangler; Dennis Kirkpatrick, Patton; Rudolph Kirkpatrick, Allentown; and Raymond Kirkpatrick, Philadelphia.


Observing the 25th anniversary of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Abel attended a Silver Wedding Anniversary Mass in St. Bernard's church at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning. A dinner was (article cut off)

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