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28 Mar 1935
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Llewellyn Davis left Mundy's Corner, Friday morning, to thumb his way to New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McCullough of Grafton, W. Va., and Mr. and Mrs. John Waring of Phillipsburg were Sunday guests at the R. C. McCullough home.

Joe Mazzie, owner of the Verdi Theatre at Belle Vernon, Pa., spent several days in town this week visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Bello and family.

Mrs. David Caldwell, George Caldwell and Lawrence Myers went to Akron, Ohio, Saturday, where they were called by the critical illness of Miss Dorothy Caldwell who passed away there Saturday night.

Mrs. Henry Newman returned Sunday evening from New York City where she spent last week buying spring and Easter merchandise for the Jeanette Dress Shop. On her return she visited her son, Gerald, at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Davis and son Allan of Elkins, W. Va., and Mrs. Alfred Bennett and daughter, Subina, of McKees Rocks were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Lehman over he [sic] weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Wilson and children, Mrs. Gwen Roberts, and Miss Elizabeth and William Roberts attended a family dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marshall in Wilmerding on Sunday.

David Caldwell, Mrs. Margaret Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Myers attended the funeral of their relative, Miss Dorothy Caldwell, in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday. Mrs. David Caldwell is spending the week with the bereft family.


Miss Thelma Woodring underwent an operation for appendicitis in Memorial hospital, Johnstown, Saturday morning, and is now reported recovering satisfactorily.

Shirley Edelstein, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Edelstein, was taken to Memorial hospital at 7 o'clock, Saturday evening, where she underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis a few hours later.

Theodore McCullough of Nanty-Glo is a surgical patient in Memorial hospital where he had an operation for appendicitis on Tuesday.

Paul Craven, brother of Mrs. H. C. Baughman, was sent to Memorial hospital, Friday, for treatment for an ulcerated condition of the stomach.


A son born to Mr. and Mrs. William Simmers on St. Patrick's Day has been named Patrick.


Walter S. Davis, formerly of Ebensburg, died on Saturday at his home in Sheridan, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where he has been engaged in the drug business. He was 34 years of age. Peneumonia was the cause of death. He was a brother of Byron W. Davis of this county treasurer's office, and of Mrs. James Caldwell of Nettleton. Three other brothers and another sister survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his father-in-law, G. Calvin Port, in Ebensburg, Tuesday, and buial [sic] place in Lloyd cemetery.

8 Aug 1935
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


A daughter, Ethel Amelia, was born July 30th to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lasko.

A daughter was born on Sunday, August 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Sarluca on Maple Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Odda of Rodgers St. are the parents of a girl born early Monday morning, the 5th.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Karafa of Cleveland, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter on July 31. Mrs. Karafa was formerly Miss Anna Haschak of Nanty-Glo.


Mrs. Lottie Watson brought a rare cactus plant into the Journal office one day last week, in order to exhibit a blossom on same, but it didn't stay on exhibition long. The plant is one said to blossom only every seven years. A large white blossom opened up on the end of a long stem, Mrs. Watson stated that it opened within a period of about five minutes while she was watching it. The bloom was of short duration, as it closed up towards evening of the same day, while setting in this office, and the flower withered away.


Members of the Class of '36, this year's seniors in the Nanty-Glo high school, had a successful sale of candies during carnival week. Several girls of the class, including Rhea McAnulty, Irene and Evelyn Downton, Trudell Rummell and Ruth McCandless, solicited the materials and made candy at the Downton home which they later sold on the streets. About $10 was cleared after all expenses were paid.


Two boys from Nanty-Glo enlisted in the U.S. Army recruiting station in Johnstown last week, for regular army service in Hawaii. They were Leroy Wilson Jones of Third St. and George Edward Baldwin, son of Mrs. Florence Baldwin of Second St. They with ten other men from this county left Johnstown Thursday evening for Fort Flocum, N.Y., where they will undergo a short period of training before going to Hawaii.


The 19th annual Smith-Wagner family reunion will be held on the Edward Smith farm, along the William Penn highway, east of Mundy's Corner, on Sunday, August 11. It will be in the form of a basket picnic. All relatives and friends are invited. Lemonade and coffee will be served on the grounds in charge of Harry Burkhart. The entertainment program is in charge of Mrs. Charles Sigg.


Mrs. Mary Ley, whose home is on a farm near Chickaree in Jackson township, suffered a stroke of apoplexy while in town Thursday evening, and remains in a serious condition at her home, little hope being entertained for her recovery. She had been assisting the Catholic ladies in serving meals at the church during the day and on account of feeling ill walked to the office of Dr. Collins where she lapsed into unconsciousness and has remained in that condition since.


Mrs. Helen Sybert completed her elementary training at the Indiana State Teachers College at the summer term which closed last week, and has been granted a three-year standard limited certificate to teach in the public schools of the state, in the elementary grades.


A marriage license was issued in Ebensburg this week to Dick Morganti, Jr., of Colver and Carmella Fontana of Nanty-Glo.


Mrs. Maude Wallace and daughter, Grace, of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, are visiting her sister, Mrs. John Wagner and family.

19 Sep 1935
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


A dozen or more county fairs are yet to be scheduled in Pennsylvania, the largest one being the York County Fair at York, October 1 - 5.

Two well known Johnstown newspaper men died recently -- J. Campbell Murphy, city editor of the Tribune, and john E. Gable, formerly of Johnstown, who died in Harrisburg, Sunday.

Francis Sandy, member of the Punxsutawney high school football team, had his back broken in the first game of the season, Saturday, and school officials have cancelled all the remaining high school games.

Harry Lloyd, aged 74, an old resident of Ebensburg, died suddenly in the Metropolitan hotel, Monday, where he had been a clerk for ten years.

The United States marine Band will give a concern in Johnstown on September 25. The Johnstown Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps will give a fancy drill early in the evening, and a contest of high school bands will be held at the time.


A son was born to Mr. and mrs. Claire Shuman at their home at Mundy's Corner, September 11.

Mr. and Mrs. George Pearson are parents of a baby boy bon on the 12th.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sholtis of Nanty-Glo in Memorial hospital, Sept. 15th. Mrs. Sholtis was formerly Miss Mary Donley.

A son was born in Lee hospital, Johnstown, Sept. 15, to Mr. and mrs. Joseph DiFrancesco of Twin Rocks. The event makes Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Smith of Twin Rocks grandparents.

A son, James Marshall, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hofecker of the Menoher highway, near Johnston, in Mendenhall hospital on the 14th. Mrs. Hofecker was formerly Miss Betty Marshall of Nanty-Glo.

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