Glassport, Pennsylvania

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From 1920 to 1949


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Solons To Air New Land Bid, February 17, 1940, Page 7 Finney Property Offered For Incinerator Site Representatives of the Finney estate which contains several tracts of land in the Glassport hill district, have informed borough officials that they would consider selling part of the land as a site for a borough incinerator, according to Council President Robert Shaw. The offer was made after announcement that the borough was having difficulty in obtaining a portion of the Patterson estate, another piece of borough property, as an incinerator site. Representatives of the estate are to meet with the health and finance committee of Borough Council in the office of Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss today at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the property which includes at least two tracts of land, one containing 12 acres and the other 25, which might be used for an incinerator. An offer by the borough to the Patterson estate to purchase an 18-acre tract of the more than 100 acres in the property, has not been answered as yet, although Solicitor Weiss had reported earlier that estate trustees were not receptive to earlier suggestions that a portion of the property be purchased. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

Solons To Air New Land Bid (Follow-up article) Estate Offer Refused Here, February 19, 1940, Page 15 Site for Incinerator is Rejected by Solons The Finney estate property has been eliminated as a possible site for a borough incinerator because of the high price and nearness to homes and potential building lots, according to Robert Shaw, president of council. The decision was reached Saturday night at a conference of borough solons with a representative of the Finney property. The estate had offered the borough one of several tracts in the hill section and the meeting was called to consider the proposition. Following rejection of the offer the Patterson estate property, also located within the borough limits, is the only site under consideration by Council for an incinerator. The solons are now awaiting an offer made the estate seeking to purchase 18 of more than 100 acres in the entire property. A delay is expected before receiving an answer because of the several heirs which must be contacted before the decision can be made, according to Shaw. The solons are seeking to build an incinerator to dispose of municipally-collected garbage and rubbish as a long-run saving, and also because the borough has been asked to discontinue dumping on the Yobak property, used at present as a dumping site. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.


April 12, 1920 --- PARTY AT RUSHE HOME --- An enjoyable party was held Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Rushe, 721 Monongahela avenue... Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis and his son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Askem and daughter Dolores, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Rushe and son Billy, Mrs John Gibson, all of Glassport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA April/May, 1995. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 9, 1920 --- TO PUBLISH YEAR BOOK --- Glassport high school through its senior class, has decided to publish its first year book. At the class meeting on Wednesday, Prof. Jenkins was elected faculty advisor, Harriet Hart, editor-in-chief; Thelma Snyder, society editor; Joseph Belusar, sporting editor; Raymond Anater, joke editor; Mabel Whirl, calendar editor; Joseph Bubak, cartoonist; Victor Ercole, photographer; Ralph Dudley, advertising editor; P. A. Faix, business manager, and Arbold Shaner, assistant manager. The class expects to accomplish much during its senior year and has made an early start. It is the desire of the business manager to obtain the names and present addresses of all who have ever attended the school.. Services at the St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. S. K. Herbster, pastor, will be held tomorrow as usual. There will be holy communion at 10:45 a.m. and preaching at 7:45 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1921 --- Annual Commencement Exercises Tonight --- The commencement exercises of the class of 1921 of the Glassport High school will be held tonight in the auditorium of the Second Ward school. The program is as follows: Selection by orchestra.. Invocation, Rev. P. S. Kohler.. Saluatory, "Mme. Curie and Radium," Mable Elizabeth Whirl.. Violin solo, "First Concerto," Raymond Anater.. Oration, "A Modern Bill Of Rights," Joseph C. Bubak.. Orchestra selection.. Valedictory, "High School and American Life," Harriet Greary Hart.. Presentation of Diplomas.. Orchestra selection.. Address, Dr. Moore of University of Pittsburg.. Benediction, Rev. H. K. Herbster.. Orchestra selection.. The honor students are Harriet Hart, Mabel Whirl and Thelma Snyder. The class motto is "Do Something, Be Something." The colors are purple and gold, and the flower, lilac.. The Crystal Ball, the first yearbook of the Glassport high school, is issued this year. It was delayed but is now finished and will be placed on sale Thursday at the Hodgson pharmacy, where a window display will be made of the books There is scarcely a page of the book without some sort of picture and those in charge here there will not be enough for all who want them. The cover is in the school colors, black and red, of fine quality.The class in issuing the book acknowledges with thanks the many favors during the school year by the Hodgson pharmacy and its disposing of the books gratis. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 22, 1921 --- WEISS IS WINNER --- Sammy Weiss, the Glassport roller skater, defeated Evan Richards in a one mile race at the Glassport rink... Weiss' next opponent will be some good skater from this city. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 1996. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 1, 1921 --- AX AND TOOL WORKS SOLD FOR $850,000; WHEELS TO BE MADE --- The immense Glassport plant of the American Ax and Tool Company, occupying twenty acres and containing 21 buildings, machinery included, has been sold for $850,000 to the Resilient Safewheel company, an incorporated concern of Pittsburg, which expectsto begin operations not later than January 1, 1922. Wheels for automobiles, airplanes, trucks and the like are to be manufactured. The company is said to have orders booked for over 30,000 wheels and haste is to be made to get the Glassport plant ready for operation.. The deal, one of the largest to be reported in this section for some years, was handled by Lee Hirshberg and George Baughman, of the Hirshberg Real Estate company, and V. E. Griffin, of Glassport. It has been underway for a month. Final papers were signed this morning by W. C. Kelly, president of the ax and tool company, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and placed in the mails, according to a telegram received this morning by Mr. Hirshberg.. Safety and supreme resilliency is claimed for the new wheel, which has been demonstrated. It is an apparantly solid wheel, but strong springs are used in it. Dies and some machinery that has been in use in a California plant, where the wheels for demonstration purposes were made, are to be brought here as soon as possible. Changes at the Glassport plant will take some time, but the company expects to be turning out wheels before the new year. It took eight years to develop the wheel, local men have been informed.. The wheel is made of a special alloy steel, heat treated. The spokes are flatleaf springs in pairs, parabolically curved and placed in the wheel pivotly fastened at both ends in the hub and fally, and overstraining while under tension, it is claimed, is prevented. Solid rubber or pneumatic tires may be used. The wheels are to be manufactured in all sizes. It is claimed that the wheels act as shock absorbers and protect engines and it is said that fifty percent of impact is absorbed by the springs in the wheels.Agencies are now being established.. The American Ax and Tool works was established at Glassport several years ago. For a time it was operated at capacity, but just before the war it was not so busy. During a partof the war the plant was operated, but for the last two or three years the plant has been idle and some workmaen who were employed in it moved to Clarksburg and other places. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 8, 1921 --- BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR RAYMOND HUNT --- A very enjoyable birthday masquerade party was given last evening by Mrs. francis Hunt and Miss Stella White at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hunt , of 504 Ohio avenue, in honor of their son, Raymond, it being the occasion of his 21st birthday anniversary.. The occasion was celebrated in a very fitting manner. Many grotesque as well as gorgeous costumes were worn by the masqueraders. Happiness was the keyword of the evening and was evidenced by the many smiles worn by all those present.. Parlor games of all sorts were indulged in, while dancing and music were the features of the evening. Piano selections were rendered by Mrs. B. E. Aton, while vocal solos were given by the Myers quartet, of Glassport, it being composed of Paul Deppenbrook, Joe como, Edward McMullen and Raymond Hunt.. At a late hour, refreshments of coffee, cakes, sandwiches, fruit, nuts and candy were served by Mrs. Hunt, assisted by Marie Beller, Stella White and Emma Pack.. Upon departing, the guests wished the host many more happy occasions as that of last evening.. Those present were: Viola Brenner, Louisa Weiskercher, Helen Danko, Laura White, Margaret Illman, Rella Ecoff, Nellie boyd, Dorothy Schultz, Irene Tomedolsky, catherine Jones, Clarissa Trostle, Victoria Dennison, Opal Dartgen, Estella White, Frances Dennison, Catherine White, Margaret Pack, Emma Pack, Marie Beller, Margaret O'Connor, Edith Smith, Eleanor Tong, Virginia Olinger, Nina Evans, Permilla Divens, William Greenaway, William Richards, William Barnes, Carl Rosengarth, Roy Boltges, Irwin Sharbaugh, Robert Volk, Leroy White, Earl Ecoff, Raymond Smith, Logan Anberie, Harold Littlewood, George volk, Nicholas Maurer, Wren Gates, Peter Betler, William White, Harry Helmstadter... Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 22,1921 --- ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY --- The Christmas entertainment by the Sunday School of the Glassport Presbyterian church, will be held Friday evening at 8 o'clock, and the following program will be carried out: Opening hymn by school, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night.".. Scripture reading, "The Announcment to the Shepherds.".. Hymn by school, "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.".. Prayer by school in unison.. Song by the primary and beginners' department, "Merry Christmas.".. Recitation by Helen and Dorothy Day, "Welcome.".. Recitation, Grace McChain.. Recitation, Reed Greinert, "A Greeting.".. Recitation, Eleanor Payne, "The Night Before Christmas.".. Recitation, Kenneth Gust.. Recitation, Helen Katchmarick, "What the Stocking Said."..Recitation, Billy Craven.. Exercise and song by Miss Brunner's class.. Recitation, by Nedra Neidermyer, "A Merry Christmas.".. Recitation, Alice Carpenter, "Carry Christmas through the Year.".. Recitation, Dorothy Hodgson, "A Stitch in Time.".. Recitation, Clyde and Clifford Granger.. Hymn by school, "Joy to the World."..Recitation by Betty Jackson.. Recitation by Clyde Bear, "A Very Little Boy.".. Recitation, Mary Visosky.. Recitation, Kenneth Granger.. Recitation, Dorothy McGovern.. Recitation, Jean Carpenter.. Song by the primary department, "Christmas Tree.".. Recitation by Gwendoline Richards.. Recitation, Anna Kear, "The Eyes of the Christmas Tree.".. Recitation, Lois Carpenter, "The Spirit of Giving." .. Recitation, George Visosky, "The Toys He Don't Like.".. Recitation, Dorothy Milligan.. Recitation, Willard Kennedy.. Song by Marie Lotz, accompanied by Margaret Vannatta.. Recitation, James Lapsley.. Recitation, Sara Garrison, "Christmas Carols.".. Recitation, Tom Lynch.. Recitation, Billy McShane.. Recitation, Miriam Forsythe.. Recitation, John Breen.. Song by Baraca class.. Recitation, Ethel Mort.. Recitation, Billy Hodgson.. Recitation, May Garrison.. Recitation, Sylvia Jones, "Christmas in the Heart.".. Recitation, Evon Don Laughlin, "Good Night." .. Christmas Sunbeam club by Mrs. William McChain's class.. Offering.. Closing hymn by school, "Jesus Shall Reign.".. Benediction. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1922 --- Saloon Raided; Seizure of Liquor Reported --- Federal prohibition agents yesterday afternoon raided the saloon conducted by Irene Tomedolsky, 543 Monongahela avenue, Glassport. They reported confiscating 77 bottles of assorted wines and four quarts of whiskey. Part of the liquor, according to the agents, was found hidden behind the bar. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1922 --- BURTON-HAYS --- Miss Cecelia Burton and George W. Hays, both of Glassport, were united in marriage at the parsonage of the Glassport M. E. Methodist church, last evening. Rev. M. R. Hackman officiated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1922 --- GLASSPORT WINS AT SCOUT FIELD MEET --- Troop 2, of Glassport, defeated its nearest rival by 23 points, with Troop 8, McKeesport, second, in the first track and field meet, held Saturday at Cycler park by the McKeesport Scout council, with about 200 entries.. Some especially fast time was made in the dash events, but no records were shattered. Several scouts showed wonderful ability in the high jump. Conrad Stiddard, of Elizabeth Troop 1, cleared the bar at 4 ft. 10 in. and Raymond Fritz, running for Troop 10, in the 85-pound class, cleared the bar at 4 ft. 1 in. Paul Lofstrom, wearing the colors of Troop 10, made a wonderful throw of 278 ft. in the baseball-throwing contest.. In the opening event, a 60-yard dash , 85-pound class,Roland Worrall, of Troop 8 won the event in 8 1/5 seconds. Cyril Belusar, Troop 2, Glassport, defeated the field in the 95-pound class, 70-yard dash, in 9 1/2 seconds. A heated contest developed in the 440-yard run, unlimited class. Ray Beardsmore, wearing the colors of Troop 8, one this event in 1 minute 9 seconds, with Elmer Brewer, of Troop 6, a very close second.. The summaries are as follows: 60-yard dash, 85-pound class, Roland worrall, Troop 8, first, 8 1/5 seconds; James Richards, Troop 5, second; Harold Wisand, Troop 5, third. 440-yard relay, 85-pound class, James McAraw, Troop 14, first, 2:29 2/5; Andrew Germak, Glassport, Troop 2, second; John Haeberlin, Troop 6, third. Baseball throw, 85-pound class, Raymond Fritz, Troop 10, first, 176 ft. 6 in.; James Richards, Troop 5, second; Myles Kelley, Glassport, Troop 2, third. Running high jump, 85-pound class, Raymond Fritz, Troop 10, first, 4 ft. 1 in.; George Snyder, Glassport, Troop 2, second; Myles Kelley, Glassport, Troop 2, third. Running broad jump, 85-pound class, Raymond Fritz, Troop 10, first, 13 ft. 2 in.; James Richards, Troop 5, second; John Haeberlin, Troop 6, third.. 95-pound class, 70-yard dash, Cyril Belusar, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 9 1/5 seconds; Fulton Lynch, Troop 8, second; Cornelius McElwee, Troop 14, third. 440-yard relay, Cyril Belusar, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 2:20 3/5; Roland Worrall, Troop 8, second. Baseball throw, fulton Lynch, Troop 8, first, 195 ft. 7 in.; Roland Worrall, Troop 8, second; George Cobak, Glassport, Troop 2, third. Running high jump, Cyril Belusar, Troop 2, first, 4 ft. 1 in.; Roland Worrall, Troop 8, second; Fulton Lynch, Troop 8, third. Running broad jump, Cyril Belusar, Troop 2, Glassport, first, 14 ft. 5 1/2 in.; Roland worrall, Troop 8, second; Fulton Lynch,Troop 8, third.. 115-pound class, 100-yard dash, Ed Tomedolsky, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 11 seconds; John Kohler, Glassport, Troop 2, second. 880-yard relay, Glassport, Troop 2. Baseball throw, Clifford Miller, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 199 feet; Michael Ondrejko, Glassport, Troop 2, second; Ed Tomedolsky, Glassport, Troop 2, third. Running broad jump, Michael Ondrejko, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 13 ft. 2 1/2 in.; James Sheridan, Troop 14, second; Ed Tomedolsky, Glassport, Troop 2, third. Running high jump, Ed Tomedolsky, Glassport, Troop 2, first 4 ft. 1 in.; Michael Ondrejko, Glassport, Troop 2, second; John Kohler, Glassport, Troop 2, third. 12-pound shotput, John Kohler, Glassport, Troop 2, first, 23 ft.; Frank Werner; second; Joe Wilson, third. Unlimited class, 100-yard dash, Elmer Brewer, Troop 6, first, 11 1/5 seconds; Richard Webster, Troop 8, second, John Churay, Glassport, Troop 2, third. 880-yard relay, Troop 6,first, 2 minutes 3 1/5 seconds; Glassport, Troop 2, second, Troop 8, third. Baseball throw, Paul Lofstrom, Troop 10, first, 278 feet; John Purkiss, Troop 8, second; Joel Bernhard, Troop 10, third. Running broad jump, Richard Webster, Troop 6, first, 16 ft. 1 1/2 in.;William Kohler, Glassport, Troop 2, second; Joel Bernhard, Troop 10, third. Running high jump, Conrad Stddard, Elizabeth, Troop 1, first, 4 ft. 10 in.; William Kohler, Glassport, Troop 2, second; Roy Skepstead, Troop 10, third. 12-pound shotput, Lawrence Peterson, Troop 6, first, 27 ft. 6 in.; Lewis E. Wells, Jr., Troop 6, second; Ray Beardsmore, Troop 8, third. 440-yard run, Ray Beardsmore, Troop 8, first, 1 minute, 9 seconds; Elmer Brewer, Troop 6, second, Benjamin Dickson, Troop 6, third.. Points by troops -- Glassport, Troop 2, 53; McKeesport, Troop 8, 30; McKeesport, Troop 10, 18; McKeesport, Troop 6, 16; McKeesport, Troop 5, 7; McKeesport, Troop 14, 6; Elizabeth, Troop 1, 3. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1922 --- H. S. CLASS NIGHT HELD ON MONDAY --- The class night exercises of this year's Glassport high school graduating class were held on Monday evening at the Garrick theater, when a most excellent program was carried out Honor pupils of the class are Francis Beam, George Hawk, Ruby Knight, James Mort and Marjorie Pfahl. Following is the class might program: Medly of National airs. Mixed chorus.. Class President's speech, James Mort.. Class History, Edmund Faix.. Essay, "America's Contribution to Science" Willard Cochenour.. Violin solo, "Souvenir" by Franz Draria, Adolph Cendroski.. Class Pessimist, Leon Moskovitz.. Oration, "The United States in World Politics," Francis Beam.. "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," Girls chorus.. Oration, "Sports -- The Mirror of a Nation's Character" Norman Quinn.. Class Optimist, Gwendolyn Hough. Reading, "Life's School," Mae Gearing.. Essay, "Our Island Empire," Paul Lapsley.. Class Will, Willis Reed.. Class Prophecy, Edna Rodenizer.. Class Donor, Floyd Bradshaw.. "Bella Napoli," Girls' Chorus. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 5, 1922 --- GLASSPORT SCOUTS ARE AWARDED MEDAL BY FORESTRY DEPT. --- Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of America, of Glassport, has been awarded a medal by the state forestry department for meritorious service during the year 1921 in fighting forest fires. About one-half of the local Scout Council are members of the Forest Guides, an organization supervised by the state forestry department. During the year 1921 the Scouts of the state were given the credit of saving more than $1,000,000 worth of standing timber and Gifford Pinchot, formerly chief forster of the state, has been high in his praise of the work of the boys. The following letter accompanied the medal which was delivered to A. Washburn, scoutmaster of Troop No. 1.. "It is a great pleasure on behalf of the department of forestry to award a meritorious service medal 2 Troop No. 1 of Glassport for meritorious service performed on June 7, 11, 13 and 15, 1921 in protecting Pennsylvania's forests.. "By this service, the Troop has showed its determination to stop forest fires and has amply merited the recognition.. "I should appreciate your having this letter read for Troop No. 1 at the next regular meeting.. "Sincerely yours, (signed) "R. Y. STUART", "Commissioner of Forestry".. The local Scouts as a rather full calendar in the coming weeks The troops are busily engaged in preparing for these dates: June 8 -- Service at the school picnic.. June 14 -- Flag Day exercises.. June 17 -- Captain Kidds treasure hunt.. July 1-- Scouting championships.. July 4 -- American Legion swimming meet.. July 17 -- Camp opens.. The 1922 camp staff met Thursday evening to plan the activities for Camp Osh-Ki-De this season. The staff consists of A. Shields, Scout executive, as director; E. J. Wiegle as assistant director and chief of the medical department; H. A. Moeser, assistant director and chief of the quartermaster department; Earl V. Barton an eagle scout and assistant scoutmaster in charge of aquatics and assistant to the medical department, and James McDonough, in charge of scouting and assistant to quartermaster department. The daily program and menus are being worked out and will be submitted to the camping committee shortly for its approval. The camp capacity this year will be 70 boys and 10 adult leaders per week. The camp will open on July 17 and run for four or five weeks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 10, 1922 --- CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAM --- Children's Day exercises will be held tomorrow at 11 o'clock in the Glassport Presbyterian Church, when the following program will be carried out: Opening sentences by school, followed by song, "Children of the King.". Song, "Prayer Song," by school.. Responsive reading by school, led by Supt. J. A. Lapsley.. Opening and greeting song by beginners and primaries, "Welcome, Welcome, All Who Come.". Recitation, "Welcome," by Betty Griffin.. Recitation, "A Big Welcome," by Evan Den Laughlin.. Recitation, "This Is Children's Day," by Eleanor Payne.. Recitation, "Welcome," Lois Jones.. Recitation, "God's Goodness," by Grace McChain.. Recitation, "A Place for Children," by Kenneth Gust.. Recitation, "Our Children's Day Text," by Helen and Dorothy Day.. Recitation, "The Glad Game," by Genevieve Rodabaugh.. Song, "God Is Love," Pauline and Martha Carpenter.. Recitation, "Welcome All," Mary Garrison.. Recitation, "If You Have a Message," Lois Carpenter.. Song, "Gather Them All for Jesus," primary department.. Recitation, "Once Again," by Jean Carpenter.. Recitation, "Doing for Others," by Dorothy McGovern.. Recitation, "Only a Dream," by Sylvia Jones.. Recitation, "Go and Help," by George Lynch.. Song No. 7, "Praise the King," by school.. Recitation, by Mary Wiley.. Recitation, "I'll Do the Best I Can," by Sara Delo.. Recitation, "The Children's Day," by Helen Crawford.. Recitation, "Children in the Temple," by Willard Kennedy.. Recitation, "The First Children's Day," by Kathryn Manning.. Recitation, "Be a Sunshine Bearer," by Margaret Kean.. Song, "Children's Day," by Mrs. McCain's class.. Presentation of cradle role certificates, by Mrs. Campbell.. Song, "Sharing with Others," by school.. Responsive reading by school, led by Mr. Jackson, assistant superintendent.. Song, "Serving the King," by Miss Hough's class.. Recitation, by Fay Green.. Recitation, by Ethel Mort.. Anthem by the choir.. Remarks and announcements by Rev. Kohler.. Offering.. Closing song, "Message of the King," by school.. Benediction. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 28, 1922 --- ROBINS YESTERDAY IN DUNSHEE HOLLOW --- Robins, generally recognized as the harbingers of spring, were seen yesterday in Dunshee Hollow, between this city and Glassport... H. E. Schauffler, a Glassport coal operator, saw the birds, heard their songs and declared they were as chipper as in the balmy spring days. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December/January, 1997-98. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 20, 1923 --- GARRICK THEATER --- MONDAY-TUESDAY, JAN. 22-23 SPECIAL ATTRACTION LORNA DOONE Featuring Madge Bellamy, who displayed such dramatic talent in "Hail The Woman". "Lorne Doone" is considered one of the greates love stories ever written.. WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY JANUARY 24-25 "GRIM COMEDIAN" Featuring JACK HOLT.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 "WHO AM I?" With an all star cast. Also Fox News Reel and Harold Lloyd Comedy.. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 "THE SERENADERS" Featuring GEORGE WALSH; also first episode of "THE BRANDED FOUR" Featuring HERBERT RAWLINSON.. Good comedies daily. Special matinees for children every Saturday, showing pictures with all juvenile stars.. We wish to announce that we have secured the services of MRS. REA, formerly organist at the Capitol Theatre, McKeesport. MRS. REA will play every evening at the Garrick with the feature pictures. With our excellent picture offerings and the unusual music selections, we trust that our programs will be pleasing to our patrons. (Adv.) Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 26, 1923 --- DOUBLE WEDDING TO BE HELD TONIGHT --- A double wedding will take place at the Masonic Temple when Miss Esther Solton of Rose Street will become the bride of Jack Perlstein of Monongahela Avenue, Glassport .... Later, Lillian Solton will be married to William Fiedler of Overhill Street, Pittsburg. Rabbi Wolf Levy will officiate assisted by the Rev. Weinberg.Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 1998. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 10, 1923--- TWO SCOUTS GET EAGLE RANK--- Scouts Myles Kelly and Frank Werner of Troop No. 2, Glassport, were promotedto the highest rank of scouting at the regular meeting of the Court of Honor of the McKeesport Council... About half of the merit badges won by these two boys were earned during summer camps conducted by the McKeesport Council. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November1998. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 19, 1923--- GLASSPORT--- AID SOCIETY SUPPER--- The Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E. Church will serve supper in the Sunday School room of the church to members of the church and their families... The ladies in charge of the supper are: Mrs. Annie Gillie, chairman; Mrs. Boren, Mrs. Buhan, Mrs. Howard Cole, Mrs. Arch Brown, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Cochenour, Mrs. Downey, Mrs. C.C. Davis, Mrs. Dudley, Mrs. Gregg, Mrs. D. Davis. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November1998. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 20, 1924 --- PARTY AT DELO HOME --- A pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mrs. E. R. Delo of Ohio Avenue, Glassport, when the eighth birthday party of her daughter, Sara Jane, was celebrated . . . Those present were Mrs. Carl Peterson and daughter Gladys, Grace McChain, Grace Miller, Genevieve Rodebaugh, Ruth Marks, Mary Mason, Emma Gerlock, Robert and Morrell Delo. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA February, March 1999. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 19, 1924 --- ROSE CLUB MEETS AT KRASH RESIDENCE --- The Rose Club held a party at the home of Mrs. Anna Krash, Glassport... Those present were the Madames H. Levandusky, H. Quantz, C. McDivitt, E. Miller, L. Patterson, A. Campbell, M. Farley, M. Winters, A. Krash and the Misses Nellie McDivitt, Jeanne Lucille Patterson, alice Quants and Master Jackie Farley and Dickie Krash. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June, July 1999. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 4, 1924 --- GLASSPORT ELEVEN DEFEATS MILLVALE --- The Glassport Odds defeated the Millvale Indians by a score of 43-0 in a football game at Glassport... The lineup was: Millvale - Sweeny, Young, Zuglart, Cerini, McDonen, Clesterling, Shinkel, Bart, Showering, Patt and Meyers; and, Glassport - Sherman, C. Zeleznik, Cebery, Block, Mathias, Lemons, Strip, Rupp, M. Zeleznik, Billy and Cuba. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November1999. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 14, 1925 --- 1ST M.E. BENEFIT MUSICALE AT OTTO --- A benefit musicale will be given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Clarke, Arch street, Otto, for the benefit of the building fund of the First Methodist Episcopal church... The following program will be given: Soprano solo, Miss Dorothy Mussler; baritone solo, Zeller Trimble; duet, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cleveland; reading, miss Louise Gates; contralto solo, Miss Dorval L. Jackson; tenor solo, Mr. Cleveland; violin solo, Harry Kashner; soprano solo, Mrs. Cleveland; baritone solo, George B. Wright. Mrs. Wright, Mrs. N. J. Trimble and Miss Mildred Cox will be the accompanists. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December/January 1999/2000. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 16, 1925 - BIRTHDAY PARTY AT SMITH HOME - A number of little friends called to help celebrate the third birthday of Lucile Fern Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Smith of Ohio Avenue, Glassport...Covers were laid for Dorothy and Grace Richards of Dravosburg, Ruth Reed, Anna Graff, June Coulson, Mildred Visoky, Harry Reed, Jack Armour, Robert Rushe, Raymond Dyer, Margaret Flanigan and Lucile Fern Smith, all of Glassport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA April/May 2000. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1925 - GLASSPORT COUPLE WERE MARRIED TUESDAY NIGHT - A June wedding of interest was that of Miss Iva Finney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Finney of Summit Avenue, Glassport, with ? Forsythe took place at the Forsythe home June 9...The Rev. W.R. McGeary, pastor of the Atlantic Avenue United Presbyterian Church read the services ...After a wedding trip through the eastern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Forysthe will live in East McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 2000. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

AUG. 11, 1925 - SOLICITOR READY FOR SUIT AGAINST RAILWAYS COMPANY - Glassport Borough Solicitor J.H. McClure informed council the papers had all been prepared and he expected to go into court today and begin equity proceedings against the Pittsburgh Railways company ...The suit is the culminating of the refusal of the railways company to pay its share for the repaving of Monongahela Avenue after the state and county set aside their share of the money needed for the improvement. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA August/September, 2000. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 3, 1926--- CHURCH PLANS NEW BUILDINGS AT GLASSPORT --- A building program providing for the expenditure of almost a quarter million dollars has been launched by the Holy Cross congregation of Glassport.. The program includes the early erection of a modern parochial school building to be followed by the construction of a beautiful new church to take the place of the present structure. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA February/March 2001. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 29, 1926--- BIRTHDAY PARTY --- A birthday party was held at the home of Mrs. J. Swaugar of Glassport in honor of her mother, Mrs. William Gant.. Lunch was served by Mrs. J. Swaugar and Mrs. Emery.. Those present were Mrs. P. Mullen, Mrs. Emery, Mrs. J. Daugherty, Mrs. W. Gant and son Victor, Mr. J. Kish, Mr. Grice, Mr. and Mrs. J. Swaugar and family Clara, Lerind, Florence and John. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA February/March 2001. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 11, 1926 --- BRIDGE PLANS AT GLASSPORT ARE APPROVED --- Sewage System Is Discussed at Busy Session of Borough Body -- CLEAN-UP WEEK HAS BEEN ORDERED -- The county's plan for the Clairton-Glassport bridge and the approach within the borough was approved at a busy session of Glassport council last night. Other business included discussion of the borough sewage system, passing a motion to hold a clean-up week, presentation of officers' reports and the hearing of complaints of citizens.. R. C. Bayne, borough engineer, reported that he had participated in a conference held between President William P. Kohler, Councilman George Payne and L. E. Wickhersham, district engineer for the sanitary water board, regarding the borough sewage system. Mr. Wickersham pointed out certain provisions required by the state had not been carried out, the engineer reported, and the borough is discharging sewage illegally into the waters of the state. The department desires a plan showing a profile of the sewer system and the intercepting sewer, which it is proposed to have empty below the Monongahela water intake at McKeesport. It was said that the borough would never be required to have a complete disposal plant and the department believed a plan can be worked out with McKeesport, later, it being suggested that McKeesport would pay part of the expense of the intercepting sewer. Councilman George Payne believed the borough had plans at Harrisburg and Mr. Bayne was instructed to get in touch with the officials and request all records in the matter be sent to Pittsburgh.. On motion of Councilman Thomas F. Finley a resolution that the bridge plans be approved as far as the borough is concerned was passed unanimously.The approach connects the Ohio avenue extension.. Councilman J. C. O'Brien brought up the subject of the proposed bond issue and urged all to support the measure, pointing out the benefits which would result within the borough by its adoption. President Kohler heartily agreed with Mr. O'Brien and appointed each member of council a committee of one to advocate its passage at the primaries. Council also extended a vote of thanks to the businessmen's association for the work they are doing on behalf of the issue.. Considerable discussion followed the request of Mrs. Jay Campbell representing the civic club, that a clean-up week be held. P. J. Kelly secretary of the board of health stated that if the streets an alleys were cleaned up the board would see that the practice of throwing refuse in the thoroughfares would be stopped. Mrs. Campbell also was informed that the fountain near the palyground would be turned on during the summer months.. Burgess Redman and Police Chief William Rusche, on motion of Councilman Finley, were authorized to make arrangements with McKeesport to secure a dog wagon for several days. It was reported many unlicensed dogs are running loose in the borough and might prove dangerous. The burgess stated he had talked the matter over with McKeesport officials and they had agreed to permit the borough to use the city dog wagon, the borough to furnish a horse and driver. The dogs are to be brought to McKeesport and if not claimed within three days will be gassed. Authority to issue releases for the dogs impunded was placed in the burgess' hands, the dog owner to stand the expense of keeping the dog.. H Groves, justice of the peace, was exonerated in the amount of $45 as the difference shown between the auditor's report and the magistrates accounts, caused by a lost check. Borough Solicitor Cyrus Davis was authorized to have a new system of handling tax liens accounts installed. The solicitor was also instructed to prepare an ordinance that will meet the approval of the state in regard to fines imposed for violation of traffic regulations. R. J. Frances was granted permission to construct a return curb at his property on Seventh street under the direction of the borough engineer. Vincent J. Tavelaro post No. 795, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was granted an appropriation of $50 to be used in the Memorial day exercises. Council accepted an invitation from the post to attend the dedication of the captured German cannon to be part of the services that day. A communication from the president of the League of Boroughs and Townships regarding the cancelling of membershipin the league was read and filed. A letter from O. K. Eaton cousel for the borough in the hearing before the public service commission on the contraversy with the Pittsburg Railways company, asking a resolution be passed authorizing the ending of proceedings was read and referred for checking up on the amount of the bill for his services. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 18, 1926 --- PARADE A SUCCESS --- Despite rain that drenched on-lookers and caused the automobiles to hurry to cover, the parade in favor of the $150,000 bond issue last evening was a huge success. About seventy-five machines were in line and red lights and noise making and huge placards were everywhere in evidence. After the worst of the storm had passed the machines were brought together again and the parade moved as had been planned to Otto, and then traversed the principal streets of the borough. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 18, 1926 --- TOWN IN DARKNESS --- The severe storm, accompanied by sharp lightning and heavy thunder, which passed over Glassport last evening did little damage except for keeping the homes of the borough in darkness until a late hour because a bolt of lightning struck an electric feed wire. Street lighting was resumed without much delay. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 21, 1926 - ST. CECILIA'S TO CELEBRATE NATAL EVENT - Elaborate preparations are being made by the congregation of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Glassport, for the celebration on Sept. 6 of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the parish... Former pastors and a long list of other prominent churchmen have been invited to attend by the Rev. W.A. O'Hara, the present pastor... Those who will officiate at the solemn high mass will be the Rev. Thomas R. Rea, celebrant, who founded St. Cecilia's parish and is now pastor of St. Pius Church, this city; the Rev. P.A. Callery, deacon, former pastor of the congregation; the Rev. J.C. Fallon of Knoxville, sub-deacon; the Rev. Joseph Lonergan of Wilson, master of ceremonies... The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. J.L. Quinn, who had charge of one of the first missions in the parish. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA August/September 2001. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 4, 1926 --- St. Cecilia's Will Observe Anniversary --- Glassport Church Arranges Fine Program Monday For Big Occasion -- MASS, DINNER AND PICNIC SCHEDULED -- Three great events, high mass, a dinner for more than two score priests and a basket picnic for the congregation, will fittingly mark the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic church, Glassport, next Monday. The occasion will be featured by the presence of the founder of St. Cecilia's church, the Rev. Father Thomas R. Rea, pastor of St. Pius' R. C. church, McKeesport; his successor, the former pastor, the Rev. Father Phillip Callery, and the present pastor, the Rev. W. A. O'Hara, as well as by the presence of about 25 visiting members of the clergy.. An interesting sports program has been arranged in connection with the basket picnic which will be held at coursin Hollow immediately after church services. The priests will adjourn to the picnic scene after participating in dinner in the school building.. High mass will be celebrated at 10:30 with Father Rea as the celebrant, assisted by Father Callery and Father O'Hara. At 12:30 o'clock the banquet will be served by the ladies of the church in honor of the priests. The committees in charge include the following: Reception -- Mrs. John Mortz, Mrs. J. W. Rommel; tables -- Mrs. Joseph Faix, Mrs. Schildkamp, Mrs. J. C. O'Brien, Mrs. Charles Conway, Mrs. Patrick Connors, Mrs. Walter Snyder; Culinary -- Mrs. William Hine---, Mrs. John Wolf, Mrs. Catherine Rosenauer, Mrs. Margaret Nairn, Mrs. Joseph Hoover, Mrs. Marion McNellis, Mrs. Patrick Donahue, Mrs. Emmilia dugan; decorations -- Mrs. Charles Conway; finance -- Mrs. Margaret Nairn, Mrs. John Mortz and Mrs. J. W. Cornell.. Transportation by automobile will be provided by the Holy Name society, James O'Brien, chairman.. An elaborate sports program will be staged beginning promptly at 2 o'clock. The sports committee includes members of the Cecilians. andrew Ondreyco is general chairman and the committees include: Sports -- Miss Edna McVeigh and Andrew Ondreyco; starters -- Joseph McVeigh and Jule Joyce-Curtin; finisher of sports -- Miss Isabel King and Roy Quinn; judge -- Dr. Arnold Shaner, Miss Elizabeth Pensenstadler... [The remainder is not readable]. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 6, 1926 --- ANOTHER GRID TEAM FORMED IN GLASSPORT --- Glassport C. M. C. will open its season next Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock when it meets the Crimson Reserves. Coaches Belusar, Stinner and A. Ondreyco have been drilling their team hard and workouts will continue this week with practice sessions being called for tonight, Thursday and Friday at Sixth street and Vermont avenue, Glassport.. The following are to take notice: Burns, Kohler, Zebak, Willard, Saurs, McKernan, Stinner, Flynn, Laborer, Reisnaur, Churay, John Bennett, Crabbe, Durr, Germak, Snyder, Belusar, Vizinek, Ondreyco, Gribshaw, Hatfield, Dunst and Cabbage. The Glassport C. M. C. is a junior lightweight aggregation and would like to book games with Blythedale Tornadoes, Shamrocks, McKee Iroquois, Alliquippa, Clairton and Duquesne. Managers are asked to call Glassport 21. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1926 --- SINGS OVER RADIO --- A large number of local people listened in over KDKA to hear Mrs. Ruth Forsythe of Glassport sing... Her numbers were "On the Shore," "Mother Dearest," "Quiet," "Spanish Romance" and "Leitlo Bateese." She is contralto soloist at the First U.P. Church of this city... Assisting Mrs. Forsythe in a duet, "Home to Our Mountains," was Walter C. Ernest, tenor soloist of the Point Breeze Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December 2001/January 2002. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 22, 1927 --- GLASSPORT --- ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN -- Services begin tomorrow in St. John's Lutheran church with Sunday school at 9:45. Preaching services are at 10:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. with sermosn by the Rev. Mr. Sadtler.. FIRST BAPTIST -- Sunday school tomorrow in the First Baptist church is at 10 a.m. Preaching service is at 11 a.m., with a sermon by the pastor, the Rev. C. A. Downing. In the evening, the Young Peoples society will attend the union service to be held at 6:30 p.m., in the First Methodist Episcopal church, McKeesport, in connection with the Bob Jones campaign. Monday evening, a large delegation from the church is expected to attend the meeting of the Baptist Young Peoples unions to be held in the Jones tabernacle at 7:15 p.m.. METHODIST EPISCOPAL -- At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning Sunday school convenes in the Methodist Episcopal church; topic, Prayer in the Christian Life." Miss Whirl's class of girls will have charge of the devotional period and a chalk talk will be given on the lesson by the pastor. Preaching service is at 11 a.m., in charge of the pastor, the Rev. C. F. Richmond, who will preach on the theme "The Narrow Gate." The red and blue army will again be in conflict. The red army won last Sunday and now has a lead of 11 points. Generals Naser and Fleming will address their cohorts at this service. Following the morning service a short but important meeting of all officers of the two armies will be held. Other services will be cancelled owing to the Bob Jones services. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 30, 1927 --- GLAMAS CLUB THIRD DINNER LAST NIGHT IS SPLENDID AFFAIR --- The third dinner gathering of the Glamas club, composed of members of the Masonic organizations, held las night in the First Presbyterian church, proved a splendid affair with the ladies of the members as guests of the evening. With covers for 110 a fine menu of fruit cocktail, chicken paddies, mashed potatoes, etc. was served by the members of the Philathea class of the church.. President John F. Reed presided and the invocation was spoken by Rev. C. A. Downing, of the Glassport Baptist church. Pep and community singing was led by Lee Knight and there were musical numbers by Norman O'Hara, McKeesport tenor, accompanied by Mrs. Roy Halvorsen; Mrs. Delia McShane-Warren, accompanied by Miss Alice Jesup, and the La'Vance Orchestra, composed of Margaret Vanetta, Andrew Breen, vincent Wiley, Fred Sholtis, Fred Oprendeck, Niles and Charles Humphrey and William Reed.. A distinguished guest of the evening was "Pie" Trainor, third sacker of the Pittsburgh National league baseball team. The after dinner feature was given over to Albert K. Rowswell, of Pittsburg, who entertained with talks in a lighter vein and concluded with a wholesome and solemn discourse on "TheBoys," in which were many helpful suggestions for parents and particularly the fathers in leading their offspring into a clean and helpful citizenship. Mr. Rowswell convulsed his audience at will with many of his humerous stunts. and talks and is assured a warm welcome should he ever return to Glassport.. Door prizes for the evening were awarded to Mrs. J. E. Rew, Mr. Hacker, Miss Mollie Patchin, Jean Dobbins and G. A. Hassell. Remarks were made by C. A. Hassell, G. A. Hassell, J. E. Rew, James H. McClure, representative in the state legislature; Rev. C. A. Downing, J. Martin Baker and Dr. E. L. Erhard.. Members of the committee in charge of the affair were Jess Dobbins, William King, William Karnes, Lee Knight, William Schmidt and George Marks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 3, 1927 --- GLASSPORT PAT TEAM WILL BE AMONG LEADERS --- The Glassport Pats baseball team has been reorganized for the coming season, and will likely be one of the strongest teams in the Mon-Yough semi-pro league, of which loop it is a member. The team has lately secured the services of Johnny Howard, "Red" Herckley, Oberg and Hergen and expect to make a fine showing in the new league.. The team will open its season on Thursday at Hays, when it meets the team of that place and will have in its lineup in addition to those named above, Oberdick, Foster, Coates, Pforsich, Thompson, Bill, Fedor, Goshio, Duncan, Hall, Stinner, Rushie, Vanatta, Dugan, Quinn and several others.. Through the cooperation of the Glassport Businessmaen's association, new bleachers and a back stop have been erected at the Ninth street grounds, Glassport. The team has been practicing regularly under the direction of Joe McVeigh. The regular team has not been selected as yet, but will be chosen after a few more workout sessions. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 6, 1927 --- Glassport Pats Battle Hays Club to 1-1 Draw in First League Clash --- The Glassport Pats and the William Miller club of Hays played six innings to a 1 to 1 tie last evening at Hays in their first Mon-Yough Semi-Pro league game. The game was called at the end of the sixth frame because of darkness.. Glassport looked like a pennant winning combination last night, with such stars in its lineup as "Yuntz" McKeeta and Joe McVeigh, former National Tube players. The team made but one error and outhit its opponents. The Pats collected seven hits of the delivery of "Skinny" Wright, Hays twirler, while Foster, pitching for Glassport, allowed but three safeties.. Sauers Leads Batters.. Goshi, Sauers and Donino were safe hitters for Glassport, Sauers getting three safe blows Foster struck out six Hays players and walked one. Seven Glassportes fanned the breeze, while three walked. Glassport took the lead, scoring one run in the third, but Hays came back in the fourth and tied the score.. Glassport line up with Goshio, left field; Quinn, right field; Duncan, middle field; Sauers, third base; Donino, second base; McKeeta, second base; McVeigh, first base; Germach, catcher; Foster, pitcher.. Play Wilmerding Tonight.. Glassport will open its home league season at the Ninth street grounds this evening with Wilmerding as the attraction, and on Monday evening will face Bill Goehring's West Newton club in a league game at Glassport. Last night's score:

Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Millers 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1
Glassport 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 1

Two-base hits - Goshio, Sauers, Bingham. First base on balls - Of Wright, 2; Off Foster 1. Struck out by Wright, 7; by Foster, 6. Umpire - Meininger.

Standing of the Clubs

Team W. L. Pct.
Donora 2 0 1.000
Duquesne 2 0 1.000
West Newton 0 0 .000
Wilmerding 0 0 .000
Hays 0 0 .000
Glassport 0 0 .000
Clairton 0 2 .000
McKeesport 0 2 .000

Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 6, 1927 --- BAKE SALE --- The Men's Brotherhood Bible class of the Methodist church will hold another of its famous bake sales tomorrow afternoon. The sale will have two headquarters, one in the office of Harry Grove, Monongahela avenue, and the other in the store room of W. H. Downing, corner of Fifth and Monongahela. Bread, pies, cakes, candy, baked beans and other good things will be for sale. The proceeds will be given toward the cost of repainting the church and installing the new lighting system. The patronage of the community is invited. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 6, 1927 --- CHOIR ASSOCIATION TO MEET --- Tonight the Methodist Episcopal Choir Association will hold a business and social session in the home of Mrs. F. L. Knight, Vermont avenue. There will be an interesting program of games at the close of the business session. F. L. Knight is the president of the organization. New officers for the ensuing six months will be selected. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1927 --- Former Rep. Upshaw to Speak in Glassport --- At a field day of the Prohibition forces to be held in the First Methodist church, Glassport, next Friday evening when former Representative Upshaw of Georgia, well-known orator and speaker for the Anti-Saloon league, will be the chief attraction. The meeting is a union one for all the churches in the community and a large audience is expected to fill the auditorium to overflowing.. Excellent attendances were noted at all yesterday's services. Judge James H. Gray of Pittsburgh, made a forceful mothers' dat address, and carnations were given to all mothers present by the Brotherhood Bible class. The pageant "The Age-Old Dream" in the evening attracted another large audience.. Tuesday evening at 8:15 a meeting of the official board will be held in the small auditorium of the church, and every member of that board is expected to attend Business of importance.. On Saturday evening the Brotherhood class is holding a banquet to which wives and sweethearts are invited. The class wishes to thank all those who helped make the recent bake sale a success.. Last Friday evening the Methodist Choir association met in regular bi-monthly session to transact business. After the business session a program of entertainment was carried out. The hostess, Mrs. F. L. Knight, served delightful refreshments at the close.. A very important rehearsal of the choir will be held Thursday evening at 8:15 o'clock in the church auditorium. All members urged to be present. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1927 --- Business Men's Assn. Will Meet Tomorrow --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Business Men's association will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock sharp in the Municipal building with George Lapsley presiding and Joseph E. Pater, acting in his official capacity as secretary. Reports will be given by committees and important business will be transacted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1927 --- A euchre benifit will be held at St. Cecelia hall in Glassport tomorrow evening under the auspices of the L. C. B. A. Branch No. 743. All players are invited. Prizes will be awarded the winners. Mrs. Anna M. Connell and Mrs Geneviev Moritz are the women in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1927 --- GLASSPORTERS TAKE JUNIOR LEAGUE GAME --- The Glassport Reserves defeated the Duquesne Mohawks in a Mon-Yough Junior league game on Saturday afternoon at Glassport by the score of 11 to 10. Snyder was on the mound for the Reserves and allowed 10 hits, struck out nine batters and didn't allow a base on balls. Danko and Kostik pitched for Duquesne and were nicked for 10 blows. Danko struck out five batters while Kostik whiffed six.. The winners lined up with Rusnak, left field; Labon, second base; P. Bill, third base; J. Bill, shortstop; Geffert and Vollmar, right field; Hammel and Tyszkeiwicz, middle field; Kapsar, catcher and Snyder, pitcher. Duquesne lined up with Rader, middle field; Williams, third base; Kostik, left field and pitcher; Hughes, shortstop; Shulte, first base; Moran, second base; Fuldhaus, right field; Hughes, catcher and Danko pitcher.The summary:

Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R. H. E.
Duquesne 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 2 10 10 2
Glassport 0 0 3 5 2 0 0 0 x 11 10 4

Two base hits - Geffert, Hammell, Kapsar, Moran, Hughes. Three base hits - Snyder 2, Williams. Home runs, Snyder, First base on balls - Glassport 5. Struck out - By Snyder 9; By Danko 5; By Kostik 6. Umpire - Simko. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 13, 1927 --- BIRTHDAY PARTY --- A birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Mayou on Wednesday in honor of their daughter, Dorella. It was her seventh anniversary. The following were guests: Francis Havier Wagner, Grace Marie Snyder, Dorothy Bryer, Grace Hanley, Thomas McCusker, Catherine Faix, Patrick J. Amber, Helen Grice, John Burke, Sarah Taylor, Johyn C. McNeilis, Helen Shandor, Bobbie Hamilton, Mildred Gripshaw, Jackie schnelzer, Hilda George, Walter Serman, Pearl Grice, Karl Kaufman, Cecilia Pater, Burnett Basch, Anne Gearing, Michael Hrehocik, Kathleen Scheck, Margorie Straker, Stanley Zebroski, Peggy Saire, Hazel Noel, Donald Dulac, Mary McGreevy, Margaret Campbell, John McNeilis, Rose DeLicci, Vincent Mitchell, Francis Belusar, Arthur W. Mayou, Grace Dornburger, Joseph Koller, Lillian Hunt, Kouis DeChecco, James McGinn.. Lunch was served at 5:30 o'clock by Mrs. Saire, Mrs. Schnelzer and Mrs. Mayou. A wonderful time was had by all... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 13, 1927 --- Tag Day For Benefit Of Local Playgrounds --- A tag day will be conducted in the borough tomorrow for the benefit of playgrounds. The civic club will be in charge of solicitors. Mrs. E. L. Erhard is chairman of the general committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1927 --- Special Song Service At Methodist Church --- A special service of songs of mother and the old home will feature the at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening in the Methodist church. The program follows: Prelude, old time melodies, - "Home Sweet Home," "Silver Threads Among the Gold," "Just a Song at Twilight," Mrs. Ora Milton; hymn of mother's church, "The Church in the Wildwood;" hymn of mother's experience,  "In the Secret of His Presence," Mr. Carvath; Oastoral Prayer; hymn of a mother's wish, "Lead Me Gently Home," Mrs. Feick, Mrs. Knight, Mr. Carvath, Mr. Knight; hymn of mother's bible, "There's a Dear and Precious Book," choir; offetory, "How Dear to My Heart Are the Scenes of My Childhood," Mrs. Milton; hymn of mother's spirit, "Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace," Mrs. Feick, Mrs. Knight, Mr. Carvath, Mr. Knight; hymn of mother's heaven, "I will Sing You a Song of the Wonderful Land," Mrs. Morrish; hymn of mother's hope, "Tell Mother I'll Be There," duet; hymn of mother's guide,He Leadeth Me," congregation; hymn of mother's prayer, "Oh, That My Savior Were Your Savior Too," Miss Cole; Benediction; hymn of mother's faith, "There's A Land That Is Fairer Than Day.". Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Morning preaching service is at 11 a.m. with a sermon by the pastor, the Rev. C. F. Richmond, on the theme "What Happened at Pentecost?" Epworth league meets at 7 p.m. in charge of the president, M. J. Naser.. Services tomorrow in the First Baptist church are as follows: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; preaching services, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. with sermons by the pastor, the Rev. C. A. Downing; Senior and Junior B.Y.P.U., 8 p.m. On sunday, May 29, David Hummel, associate director of the boy's department of the McKeesport Y.M.C.A. will preach at the morning service. The class having the greatest number of pennies per foot on the last Sunday of this moth will be given an entertainment in the church. The award is to be based on the number of students in the class. A children's day program will be rendered Sunday, June 12, at which time the annual offering for the old folks' home and orphanage at Mount Lebanon will be taken. Mrs. J. P. Hammel heads the committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1927 --- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH --- The Sabbath school meets at 10 o'clock. Morning preaching service at 11 o'clock, when the pastor will speak on "The Danger of Protracted Temptation." Evening service ay 8 o'clock. At this service the theme of the service will be "Come Thou Into the Ark." The Christian Endeavor meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. and Prof. Floto will be the leader. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1927 --- ROTARY CENTURY CLUB STARTS WITH SPLENDID ADDRESS --- A Century club of the Glassport Rotarians was given a start last night at the weekly dinner meeting following a splendid talk in which the workings and requirements of the century club members was explain in a splendid talk by Alex Rankin, McKeesport Rotarian, a past president and member of the century club, of the McKeesport Rotarians. The dinner was served in the First Presbyterian church, with covers for twenty-seven. The three local members inaugurating the century clubhere, those who have attended 100 consecutive meetings, were introduced. They are President Edward Hodgson, Burgess Charles E. Redman and Grover Dulany.. President Edward Hodgson presided and took charge of the program for robert Baxter, taken quite ill after planning the meeting for last evening. Mr. Rankin, J. O. Wright and Dale Allen, of the McKeesport club, were guests of the evening and joined with the local membership in an interesting general discussion of Rotary activities following the address of Mr. Rankin.. Local Rotarians are much taken with "Bill's Bi-Weekly," a club paper put out by William Floto which deals with local and other Rotary subjects. Besides complimenting the issues already put out there are strenuous demands that the effort be continued for the good of the club and its members, to stimulate interest and promote service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 25, 1927 --- GLASSPORT HI RECORD CLASS TO GRADUATE --- Twenty-eight young men and women, the largest class ever graduated from Glassport High School will receive their diplomas at tomorrow evening's commencement exercises in the Strand theater, at 8 o'clock. An interesting and inspirational program of exercises has been prepared by the Glassport school board and the theater is expected to be filled with parents, relatives and friends of the graduates.. Class night exercises is the feature for the students tonight. Class night is the last informal get-to-gether of the young men and women who will step out into the bigger battle of life after tomorrow. On the program this evening is the senior reception with Robert Whirl as host. and Evelyn Granger as hostess. Included on the program of activities are Clara Ondreyco, Andrew Breen, Fred Oprendek, Ettie Weiss, Chris Trombetta, Aurelia Nix, Raymond Jarrett and Emerson Marks, the latter the president of the junior class of the McKeesport High school. A play "Thank You Doctor" will also be presented tonight. In the cast are Ina Carlson, Peggy Nicol, william Brown, Willard Smith and Victor Meisl. The production is managed and directed by William Davis Grove. Ethel Ercole and Eleanor McGovern have charge of the programs and music respectively.. The members of the senior class who will be graduated tomorrow evening are as follows: Willar Smith, president; Clara Ondreyco, vice president; Robert Whirl, secretary-treasurer; Method Belusar, Andrew Breen, William Brown, Agnes Cagney, Ina Carlson, Helen Cole, Ethel Ecole, Clara Gressler, Evelyn Granger, Davis Grove, Irene Jacobson, Raymond Jarrett, Ethel Kass, John Kachmarik, Eleanor Klein, Annabelle Lapsley, Eleanor McGovern, Victor Meisel, Anna Moreno, Peggy Nicol, Aurelia Nix, Fred Oprendek, Christopher Trombetta, Ettie Weiss and Pete Zeleznik.. The student taking first honors in the 1927 class is Helen Cole, with Eleanor Klein as second honor pupil. All reserved seats will be honored at the Strand theater until 8 o'clock tomorrow night. The theater will be open at 7:15 o'clock.. The commencement night program is as follows: Prelude. Invocation, Rev. C. F. Richmond. Education and Citizenship, Eleanor Klein, Salutorian. Vocal solo, Mrs. Della Warren. Journalism as a Career, Fred Oprendek. Reading, Peggy Nicol. Glassport Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Helen Cole, Valedictorian. Violin solo, Velma Krasik. Address, Rev. D. C. Whitmarsh, McKeesport. Orchestra selection, School Orchestra. Presentation of the class to the school board for diplomas, John S. Hart, Supervising Principal. Presentation of diplomas, Dr. E. L. Erhard. Benediction, Rev. C. A. Downing. Postlude. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1927 --- GRADUATION OF COMMERCIALS AT ST. PETER'S --- Commencement exercises for the senior commercial class of St. Peter's high school will be held Thursday morning in St. Peter's R. C. church. Solemn high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock by the Rev. P. J. O'Connor, assisted by the Rev. D. J. Haggerty, deacon, and the Rev. Walter O'Hara, subdeacon. The sermon is to be delivered by the Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Glynn, V.I.. Following the exercises at the church, breakfast will be served in the Elks' temple at 10 o'clock A program of vocal and violin selections by Martin Griffin and William O'Hara has been arranged for this portion of the event. Miss Kifer will officiate at the piano. The graduates are as follows: Alvin Anthony Hogan, James Edmund Miller, Joseph Stephen Vapner, Gertrude Maria Beardmore, Helen Josephine Becker, Margaret Beatrice Berta, Martha Regina Boullion, Helen Catherine Carey, Catherine Mary Connors, Mary Margaret Cray, Margaret Eulalia Dandar, Mary Helen Dillon, Verna Marie Donnelly, Mildred Pauline Dulac, Marie Romaine Ginter, Pearl Elizabeth Hanrahan, Marie Catherine Hill, Margaret Theresa Hogan, Anna Alice Kaminsky, Irene Helen King, Eleanora Loretta Lewis, Antoinette Mary Masso, Irene Marie Maturkanich, Helen Bernadette Mulligan, Rose Marie Myers, Catherine Margaret McDermott, Helen Rita McElhinny, Agnes Veronica Patterson, Regina Marie Petras, Hilda Elizabeth Schnore, Lillian Mildred Seiflein, Amelia Rose Shandor, Mildred Marie Smolnicky, Winifred Ann Toohey, Agnes Magdalene Valentine, Mary Ella Wakefield, Mary Eleanor Wargovich, Margaret Ellen Watson, Minnie Elaine Zernity. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 12, 1927 --- Glassport Pershings Winners Over Apollos --- The Glassport Pershings baseball team defeated the McKeesport Apollos on Saturday afternoon. Bennett pitched for the winners and allowed only six hits. Vogle hurled a nice brand of ball for the Apollos and was nicked for seven safeties. Doratio was the leading batter of the day, getting three safeties. The winners lined up with Antico, shortstop; Emery, middle; Doratio, third; Davis, first; Schillaci, second; Bennett, pitcher; Williard, catcher; Milligan, left; Bradley, right. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 13, 1927 --- Glassport Pats Trounce Wilmerding Colts 17-3 In Semi-Pro Loop Game --- Glassport Pats, counting at least two runs in all but one inning, scored an easy Mon-Yough Semi-Pro league victory last evening over the Wilmerding Colts at the Wilmerding grounds by the score of 17 to 3. The Pats took the lead in the first inning and were never in any danger of being overtaken. As a result of the victory, the Pats are in undisputed possession of second place in the league standing, having won three games and lost one. Previous to last night's tilt, the Colts were tied with the Pats for the runner-up position. E. Duncan was on the mound for the Pats and pitched a brilliant game, loosening up only after his mates had piled up a safe lead.. Duncan Effective.. Duncan permitted 11 hits but tightened up with men on bases. He struck out seven batters. Zarobski opposed Duncan on the mound, but was relieved by Stanko, who had been playing middle field. The Pats collected a total of 21 hits off the two Wilmerding hurlers, including seven extra base blows, six doubles and a triple.

Every Glassport player got at least two hits last night, while Sauers, the Pats' third baseman, got four. Hall had three, including two doubles. A. Duncan also collected two doubles.. For Wilmerding, Capo was the best hitter, getting four of his team's 11 safeties. Two of his hits were doubles, while one went for a triple. Attig, J. Cortazzo and Marsh each collected a pair of singles. The score:

GLASSPORT R. R. PO. A. E.
Goshio, lf 2 2 0 1 0
Pforsich, 1b 4 2 11 0 0
Hall, ss 4 3 3 1 0
Sauers, 3b 3 4 1 2 0
A. Duncan,mf 2 2 0 0 0
T. Quinn,rf 1 2 0 1 0
Donino,2b 0 2 2 4 1
F. Quinn, c 0 2 0 2 0
E. Duncan, p 1 2 0 2 0
Totals 17 21 18 12 0

Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1927 --- FINE NEW HIGH SCHOOL PLANNED FOR GLASSPORT --- Would Contain about 16 Rooms and Accommodate 800 Pupils -- WOULD SERVE AS A COMMUNITY CENTER --- One of the best indications that Glassport is one of the most progressive communities in the county is that its board of education is planning to erect a modern new high school building containing about 16 rooms and capable of accommodating at least 800 pupils. It is proposed to erect the structure on property belonging to the school district at third Street and Ohio Avenue; this a lot comprises an entire block and covers practically three acres. The new building would have an auditorium capable of seating 850 persons, a gymnasium, a manual training and domestic science department. It is hoped to have room left for a spacious athletic field, also. The cost will be approximately $175,000.. That the school board means to push this proposition was indicated last night at a special meeting when H. C. Klepper, Pittsburg architect, who has been engaged to make a preliminary survey of the situation, and P. S. McMullen of Glassport, who has been engaged to work in collaboration with the architect, conferred with the board. The board of education emphasized the fact that the new high school which is sorely needed to take care of Glassport's rapidly growing school population, would not only serve this purpose four years to come, but would be a community center as well. They pointed out that there is no large town hall which may be used for community education or public gatherings, and that the new high school auditorium would be an ideal place for this purpose.. Plans for the proposed high school which would be used for junior and senior high school purposes have been approved by the state Department of Education. The total present enrollment of school children at Glassport is about 1,400. With the coming of the Copperweld Steel Co., the completion of the repaving of Monongahela Avenue and the construction of the new Glassport-Wilson bridge, the population of the borough is expected to increase materially. The board of education is looking ahead to this growth, which they feel is just "around the corner". (continued on page 8). Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1927 --- FOUR CONTAGIOUS CASES DURING WEEK --- Four cases of contagious disease were reported to the bureau of health during the week ended last Saturday, according to the weekly report of health officer Daniel Marsh, issued today. There was one case each of measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis and lethargic encephalitis. Two homes were were quarantined, two placards removed, seven rooms fumigated, 14 nuisances investigated, 6 health certificates filed and 32 chicken permits issued.. Dr. R. H. McClellan, city bacteriologist, made one examination for diptheria, 22 for tuberculosis and 28 tests from seven samples of milk. The milk test results were satisfactory. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 6, 1927 --- ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN --- Preaching service tomorrow at St. John's Lutheran church is at 10:45 a.m. There will be no evening service. Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. The annual Sunday school picnic is being held this afternoon and evening at the picnic grounds just beyond Boston. A council meeting will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal is Friday at 7:30 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 6, 1927 --- LAWN FETE TONIGHT --- The Reliance Hose company, No. 2 of the Glassport Fire Department will hold a lawn fete this evening on the vacant lot at Seventh and Eighth avenues. This affair will be the climax of a bazar which this company has been conducting all week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 11, 1927 - GLASSPORT CELEBRATION PLANS ENDED - Final plans for the gala celebration in Glassport of Columbus Day, which will also mark the official re-opening of Monongahela avenue, the borough's main thoroughfare that was recently resurfaced, were made at the monthly meeting of the borough council ... The affair will likely be one of the biggest events in Glassport's history and will be featured by participation by dignitaries of Allegheny county and the state and by officials of Glassport, McKeesport, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie railroad and the Copperweld company of Glassport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November 2002. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 9, 1927 --- SCHOOL BONDS VICTORIOUS BY MARGIN OF 13 --- After one of the closest and most exciting election contests in the history of the borough, exponents of a $200,000 school bond issue won a well-earned victory yesterday by the narrow margin of 13 votes.. The total vote of the three wards was 887 to 874. A big majority in the First ward put the issue over, overcoming the unfavorable vote in the second district of the Third ward, and the third of the Second ward, hot-bed of opponents. School authorities and friends of the issue, of course, were greatly pleased over the result.. The bond issue funds are to be used to erect a new building of 16 rooms and the school board plans to include a good-size auditorium and gymnasium. The new building is to be built on a site owned by the district in the center of the borough between Second and Third streets.. The vote by wards and districts follows:.. First ward -- Yes, 147; no, 17. Second ward -- First district, Yes, 186; no, 132; second district, yes, 198; no, 110; third district, yes, 79; no, 251. Third ward -- first district, yes, 169; no, 131; second district, yes, 108; no, 233. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

JANUARY 20, 1928 ---DRY MEN PAY RETURN VISIT WITHIN WEEK --- Nine places were raided, 13 persons were arrested and large quantities of home brew beer, moonshine, wine and a still were seized when officers of the federal prohibition headquarters in Pittsburgh paid a return visit to Glassport yesterday afternoon. They swooped down on the borough in a quiet manner for the second time in a few days... Of those arrested, 12 posted bonds for hearings before Justice of the Peace E.M. Cox at Munhall. One woman was released on her own recognizance... The bonds were posted at the office of Justice of the Peace Harry L. Grove of Glassport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December/January 2002/2003. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

JANUARY 24, 1928 - VERENDA CLUB - Members of the Verenda Club had a party at the home of Michael Macosko of Erie Street, Glassport... Dinner and a light lunch were served by Mrs. Macosko, assisted by her daughters Betty and Vilma... Those present were Julia Anchak, Helen Anchak, Anna Kushner, Margaret Wient, Mary Pastor, Genevieve Vano, Mary Messner, Peggy Chontos, Betty and Vilma Macosko, Mary Yeshinsky, Grace Walters, Julia Macco and Messrs. Joseph Pastor, Jacob Messner, Joey Bubonic, Steve Risnak, Steve Horchar, John Vesley, Frank Opatiny, Bernard Kelly, Andrew Macosko, Michael Macosko, John Kushner and Joev Rusbak. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December/January 2002/2003. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

FEBRUARY 18, 1928 --- "Y" GIRLS WIN EXTRA PERIOD TILT --- In a game that required an extra five-minute period to decide, the McKeesport YMCA Girls basketball team scored a victory over the Glassport high girls on the "Y" floor last night. The final score was 18 to 17... Miss Sowa made four field goals for the McKeesporters, while Miss Hacker was high scorer for the losers with five twopointers. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA February/March 2003. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

APRIL 19, 1928 --- PERSONALS --- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Berringer of 210 Monongahela Ave., Otto, a son... Mrs. Berringer was formerly Miss Vera Gorman of McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA April-May, 2003. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 9, 1928 --- GLASSPORT PALS TROUNCE MONROES --- The Glassport Pals won their eighteenth game of the season when they defeated the Monroe Farrells in a one-sided game by the score of 10-1. Mingo and Antico formed the battery for the winners, Mingo having seven strike-outs and allowing only five hits. Mooney, Vignovic and Byard hurled for the losers and the Pals reached them for 15 hits. The Pals will play the Port Vue Pirates tonight at Glassport, the game beginning at 6:30 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 11, 1928 --- Glassport --- The Ladies' Aid society will meet Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. C. C. Davis, 408 Monongahela avenue, Otto. A lawn party will be held. In case of rain, the party will be held in the house. Members are expected to take their husbands or a friend. Division No. 2, Mrs. C. C. Davis, chairman, will entertain and lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 12, 1928 --- MANY RAIDS OVER VALLEY --- Prohibition Agents Suprise Alleged Law Breakers of District -- Glassport, Clairton, Coal Valley, Large, West Elizabeth and Dravosburg were visited by officers of the federal prohibition department yesterday, a total of 12 raids in the district being made. Nineteen persons were arrested. Four other raids were conducted by the officers in Pittsburgh. A total of 50 officers and constables from Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia took part in the raid.. A large quantity of moonshine, wine, malt extract, syrup, gin, beer and moonshine manufacturing apparatus were seized in the raids in the district, the officers reported.. Twelve of the 16 raids conducted yesterday were made on Federal warrants, two on state warrants, while two resulted from open violations. The places raided, the arrests made and liquors siezed follow:

Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 12, 1928 --- LETTER CAUSE OF SHOOTING --- Gun-fire Detracts Attention During Raids; Victim's Condition Serious -- Felix Bucco, of 817 1/2 Monongahela avenue, Glassport, is in McKeesport hospital with serious bullet wounds and Joseph Ranellone, of 822 Monongahela avenue, is in the county jail at Pittsburgh awaiting the outcome of Bucco's injuries, as a result of a shooting affray in Monongahela avenue, yesterday shortly after 6 o'clock. The shooting took place while Federal agents were conducting liquor raids in the borough and added to the general excitement.. The shooting was the result of a letter which Bucco is alleged to have received. Ranellone is believed to have ordered the letter, which was from an attorney, sent to Bucco.. According to Ranellone's story of the affair, Bucco struck him and knocked him to the ground after questioning him about the letter. While he was on the ground, Ranellone said he pulled out his gun and fired four times. Constable Rozansky was standing nearby and heard the shots and overtook Ranellone a short distance from the scene of the shooting. The Glassport police took Bucco to the hospital and Ranellone was taken to the county jail in the automobile of Chief of Police, william Rushe, of Glassport.. Conty Detectives James C. O'Brien and James T. Reddington at the hospital last night sought a statement from the wonded man, whose condition is serious. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1928 --- GUN BATTLE IS FATAL TO GLASSPORTER --- Of bullet wounds received in a street fight on Wednesday evening shortly after 6 o'clock, Felix Bucco, of Monongahela avenue, Glassport, died yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock in the McKeesport hospital.Joe Ranellone, of 822 Monongahela avenue, Glassport, charged with the shooting, is lodged in the county jail at Pittsburgh. He was arrested by Constable Rozansky, of Glassport, who was standing near the scene of the shooting.. According to Ranellone, Bucco struck him and knocked him to the ground after questioning him about a letter received from an attorney. Ranellone is said to have ordered the letter sent Bucco. After being knocked to the ground, Ranellone told Glassport police and county detectives that he pulled his gun from his pocket and fired four times at bucco. All of the bullets found their mark, a post-mortem examination of the body yesterday at the hospital revealed.. Bucco is survived by his widow, Mrs Reffera Bucco and three step children, by one sister, Mrs. Mico Mato, of Glassport, one brother in New Castle and his parents and five sisters in Italy. The funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Perpetua's Italian R. C. church, Ridge street, this city, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Father rossi. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery, Grandview street. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1928 --- FIRST BAPTIST--- Sunday school meets in the First Baptist church at 10 a.m. Preaching services with sermons by the pastor, the Rev. c. A. Downing, are at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Senior and junior B. Y. P. U. meet at 7 p.m. The B. Y. P. U. will hold a lawn fete Tuesday, July 30, at the church. The Young People's societies will have charge of the evening services during August. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1928 --- METHODIST EPISCOPAL --- "The Conversion of a Pharisee" will be discussed at the Sunday school meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Methodist Episcopal church. At the 11 a.m. preaching service, the pastor, the Rev. Leroy M. Humes, will speak on the theme "Nehamiah and the Neglected Sabbath Law." At the 8 p.m. service, the sermon will be delivered by the Rev. S. W. Corcoran of the Pittsburgh church union. Epworth league meets at 7 o'clock, the topic being "Poetry of the Social Awakening," and the leader Mr. Snyder. Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 8 p.m. Choir rehearsal is Friday at 7:45 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 18, 1928 --- Calls Special Meet Of Borough Council --- A special meeting of council for Monday evening at 8 o'clock has been called by Chairman James Hughes, in accordance with action taken at the last regular session. Bids are to be opened on the improvement of Erie avenue from Fourth to Fifth street and of Pacific avenue from Delaware to Summit avenue. Report from the ordinance committee dealing with the changing of the width of Iowa avenue will be heard. The improvement of the thoroughfare was authorized by an ordinance passed in June. A qutation on installing a two-way traffic light on Lincoln street will be received. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 19, 1928 --- Glassport Triumphant Over Elizabeth Rival In 3-2 Mound Battle --- Glassport travelled to Elizabeth last evening and defeated the fast-going Independents in an interesting pitchers' battle before a large crowd. The final score was 3 to 2. It was the first defeat that the Independents have suffered this season, their winning streak having reached nine games previous to last night's contest.. Reisnaur pitched for Glassport and allowed eight hits, fanned six batters, walked two and hit one. VanFossen hurled for Elizabeth and allowed 10 hits and struck out seven. Glassport scored in the first, when Gosio singled. Germack sacrificed and P. Bill singled, scoring Goshio. Elizabeth came back in the same inning and tied the score on doubles by Storer and Werner. Glassport counted another run in the second when S. Bill singled and and scored on Germak's safety. Glassport scored the winning run in the third frame. Babyak singled, went to second on a wild throw and scored on Saurs' single. Elizabeth scored in the third when Bono singled and scored on Wycoff's double. From then on not another run was scored.. The fielding of Saurs and Bohlander was the feature. Germak led Glassport in hitting, while Wycoff and Storer were the leading Elizabeth batsmen.. Glassport will play a Mon-Yough league game with Clairton tonight at Clairton, while tomorrow Glassport will play a league game on the home field with Duquesne Barrys.

Elizabeth R. H. PO. A. E.
Storer, mf 1 2 2 0 0
Bono, ss 1 1 2 1 0
Wycoff, 1b 0 3 7 1 0
Chomo, 3b 0 1 2 2 1
Warner, c 0 1 8 1 0
Bohlander, 2b 0 0 4 2 0
Monheim, lf 0 0 1 0 0
Lake, lf 0 0 0 0 0
Campagno, rf 0 0 1 0 0
VonFossen, p 0 0 0 4 1
Totals 2 8 27 11 2
Glassport R. H. PO. A. E.
Goshio, 1b 1 1 8 1 0
Germak, c 0 3 8 0 0
P. Bill, 3b 0 1 1 0 1
Babyak, ss 1 1 1 1 1
Saurs, 2b 0 1 1 7 0
Quinn, rf 0 1 3 0 0
S. Bill, mf 1 1 1 0 0
Hammel, lf 0 1 3 0 0
Resnaur, p 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 3 10 27 10 2
Glassport ..... 111 000 000 ---3
Elizabeth ......101 000 000 --- 2

Two base hits - F. Quinn, Storer 2, Wycoff, Chomo, Warner; stolen bases --- Germak, Goshio, Storer; sacrifice hits --- Germak, P. Bill, Chomo; hit by pitched ball --- Bohlander, Germak; struck out --- by Reisaur 6, by VanFossen 7; bases on balls --- of Reisnaur 2, off VanFossen 1; umpire --- Smith. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 24, 1928 --- Community Outing at Olympia August 23 --- A community picnic for the people of Glassport will be held on Thursday, August 23, at Olympia park, with plans well advanced to provide a good time for all. There will be free streetcar transportation to and from the park for everybody as well as the children. At the park free coffee and lemonade will be available at the lunch periods. The amusement tickets will be distributed to the children enroute to the park after they have boarded the streetcars. The committee aims to make this outing the equal of those held in other years at Cascade park and Conneaut Lake, with "community progress" a slogan.. In the afternoon there will be free dancing, and another dance at night with an orchestra in attendance. Entertainment will include the usual foot races, tug of war and other contests, and a display of swimming and diving, for prizes donated by merchants and soon to be placed in display in store windows. A perfect baby contest also is announced to be staged during the afternoon dance. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 6, 1928 --- PURITY DAIRY TO HAVE OPENING DAY --- Glassport's finest dairy, and one of the most modern in the district, located at Seventh and Monongahela avenues, will hold its grand opening to the public this evening in its new plant... The plant is a brick structure of two floors, setting off Monongahela avenue. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter October/November 2003 taken from McKeesport Daily News

March 26, 1929 --- LADIES' AID --- The ladies of the M. E. church will meet at 10 Wednesday morning to finish the quilts that have been ordered. Each lady will bring a covered dish lunch.. The regular meeting of the Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church will be held Thursday at 2 instead of the usual time because of the holy week services in the evening.. A bake sale will be held on Saturday afternoon in Davis' garage. Home made pies, cakes, donuts, bread and bake beans will be on sale.. The ladies of the society are preparing the black face plays to be held April 11 and 13. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 26, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Mrs. John Woy of Vermont avenue, is seriously ill at her home from injuries she sustained when she fell down a flight of stairs.. The Rotary club will entertain the Clairton Lions club in the Presbyterian church tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 27, 1929 --- New Brunswick Trio Defeats Glassport --- The New Brunswick pool trio traveled to Glassport and stopped the winning streak of the Hays outfit of that place. The score was 100 to 79. It was the first setback for the Hays team after eight straight triumps. Ted Nunimaker was a big star for the locals with a high run of 28. The score:

New Brunswick 100 Hays 79
J. Zoscak 39 Fenton 14
T. Nunimaker 53 Preski 16
P. Kral 15 Williams 52
Total 107 Total 82
Scratches 7 Scratches 3

Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 28, 1929 --- FOUNDRY WORKING 85 PCT. CAPACITY --- The Pittsburgh Steel Foundry corporation, covering 23 acres is one of Glassport's leading industries. This plant came to Glassport in 1899 and has enjoyed a steady growth.. During the first three months of the year the company has been working 85% of its capacity. An official of the company stated this morning that he expected the business to continue on this scale for some time to come.. Four hundred and seventy-five men are employed by the foundry. The product made is steel caqstings, a large percentage being for railroad work. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 28, 1929 --- Police Chief Asks Parents To Help Safety Move --- Chief of Police, William Rushe asks all parents to cooperate with the police department in keeping children from using the borough streets for play groud purposes.. The spring weather has brought a multitude of small children out with wagons and skates and the police are anxious to curb accidents.. The chief suggests that the cement walk in front of the school on Erie street be used by the children after school hours. Here there is lots of room and the traffic is much lighter than on main thoroughfares. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 1, 1929 --- SCHOOL BOARD MEETS --- The regular meeting of the school board will be held tonight in the Second ward school auditorium at 7:30. Matters of importance will be discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 1, 1929 --- NEW HIGH SCHOOL --- Work on Glassport's new high school is progressing rapidly as the contractors have been taking advantage of the good weather. It is expected that the work on the roof will be finished this week. The plumbing and heating fixtures are now being put in. After the roof is finished a larger force will be added in hopes that the building will be completed before July 1 as specified in the contract. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 1, 1929 --- HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE --- The Glassport high school debating team meets Clairton in a double debate tomorrow evening. Glassport's affirmative team will debate at Clairton while the negativeteam meets Clairton's affirmative team in the M. E. church at 8 p.m. No admission will be charged, but a free will offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the debaters. A victory for Glassport will practically mean first place in its section. Last year Glassport advanced to the final round before being eliminated by Har-Brac Union high. The subject for debate is "Resolved: That a secretary of education should be established in the president's cabinet." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 1, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt and daughter, Isabelle, motored to Cochranton yesterday to visit relatives. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cole, who were former residents of Glassport.. Roy Hickes, student at Indiana Normal, has been spending the Easter vacation at the home of his parents, on Ohio avenue.. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross and sons, Stanley and Charles Jr., of McKeesport, visited Mr. and Mrs Thomas Granger, of Ohio avenue, yesterday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 2, 1929 --- ELECTION POSTPONED --- Due to the fact that many did not know the time and place of the meeting, only ten were present at Sunday's meeting of the V. F. W. to the council chambers. Because of this it was decided to delay the election of officers until Friday evening of this week, at 7:30, in the council chambers of the borough building.. At Friday's meeting, arrangements for another tag sale will be made and a soldier and sailor club may be organized. The Boy Scout who sold the most tags will receive his prize. The committee in charge of the prize-awarding had some difficulty in choosing the winner because some of the boys pooled their interests. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 2, 1929 --- RETURNS TO SCHOOL --- Most of the college students, who have been home in Glassport for the Easter Vacation have returned to resume their studies. Among these are Ina Carlson, Helen Cole, Evelyn Granger and Roy Hickes of Indiana State Teachers' college; Robert Whirl of slippery Rock Normal; Charles Shaw of allegheny college of Meadville; Anna Heath of California Normal. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 4, 1929 --- ODD FELLOWS TO MEET --- Monongahela Valley lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F., will hold it's regular meeting tonight at 8 o'clock. The third degree will be conferred in full form. A special feature of the meeting on Thursday, April 11, will be installation of officers recently elected. The entertainmant committee, headed by F. B. Turney, will be in charge of the program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 4, 1929 --- PRACTICE STARTS --- Spring baseball practice was started yesterday at Glassport high with a large number of candidates present at the Ninth street grounds. The squad will practice under the direction of Coach Joseph Srp. Several lettermen of last year were present and it is expected that Glassport will have a strong team in this field this year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 4, 1929 --- PHILATHEA CLASS --- The Philathea class of the Presbyterian church will hold its regular monthly meeting tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock. The hostesses are Mrs. Oscar Kaeslin and Mrs. Prather Shuster. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 4, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Mrs. Edith Murdoch of the high school faculty is ill at her home in Otto. Flowers were sent to her by members of the Junior class.. Harold Skodol returned to St. Vincents college yesterday after spending the Easter vacation in Glassport.. State Troopers were in Glassport Tuesday inspecting lights, driver's cards and brakes.. Five members of the Junior class of G. H. S. attended a theater in Pittsburgh to see the drama "Macbeth", in connection with school work. They were Arthur Smith, Sol Darling, William Zeleznick, Duane Watkins and Sam Vignovich.. The Rev. John A. Lapsley, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will be home Sunday, April 7, and asks that all persons who intend to join the church, and any others, be present between 10 and 10:30 o'clock to meet the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 6, 1929 --- ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN --- Sunday school will be at 9:45. Church will be at 10:45. On Monday evening the Glad Hand Bible class meets at 8 in the church. On Tuesday evening there will be a church council meeting at 8 o'clock. The Ladies Aid society will hold a roast beef supper in the church basement, Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 6, 1929 --- PRESBYTERIAN --- Rev. P. H. Kohler, pastor -- Sabbath school at 10. Preaching service at 11. Any desiring to join the church may do so between 10 and 10:20. Christian Endeavor will be at 6:45. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 6, 1929 --- FIRST BAPTIST --- Rev. A. C. Downing, pastor.-- Bible school at 10 am. Senior and Junior B. Y. P. U. at 6:45 p.m. Preaching services, 11 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. At the evening service there will be baptism. Wednesday evening prayer service will be at 7:45.. Thursday evening the Baracas will hold the regular business and social session. There has been a good program prepared. Will Norton, secretary of the McKeesport school board will be the speaker. Lunch will be served.. The annual reports at the yearly business meeting showed the church in the best shape it has yet attained. The B. Y. P. U. had a fine attendance at the rally in Elizabeth.. The Junior Baracas held their monthly class meeting at the home of the teacher, William Derflinger on Thursday. Officers elected were Evan Williams, president; Lester Garland, vice president; Philip Derflinger, secretary; Fred Smith, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 6, 1929 --- FIRST M.E. --- Rev. A. H. Davies, pastor -- Sunday school will be at 10 a.m.. Public worship will be at 11 a.m. Rev. Davies will speak on the subject "Some Issues of the Resurrection." At 6:30 p.m. will be Epworth League with the devotional topic " The Christian in Social Life." The leader is Miss Loretta Kline. Evening worship will be at 7:30. There will be a half-hour service followed by the sermon " Timely Companionship." The meeting of the Brotherhood Bible class will be held Monday evening at 7:30. The meeting of Mrs. Thomas Granger's Sunday school class will be Monday evening at 8. The meeting of the Sunday school board will be Tuesday evening at 7:30. Mid-week prayer service is Wednesday at 7:30. The Ladies' Aid society will produce a group of three black face plays: "When Do Women Folks Debate", "Mrs. Pepper's Ghost" and "Black Clouds in the church rooms Thursday and Friday eveningsat 8 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 10, 1929 --- TO PRESENT SHOW --- A "black face" entertainment will be given tomorrow and Friday evenings at the Methodist Episcopal church beginning at 8 o'clock. There will be three presentations. The first will be "Mrs. Pepper's Ghost," those taking part being Mrs. A. Granger, Mrs. C. C. Davis and Arthur Wilkes.. One of the features will be a debate on the question "Resolved, That de Women Folks Ain't Got No Right to Vote in Missibamgis." The officers are Mrs. T. Granger, Mrs. H. H. Schauffler, Mrs. Reese Davis, Mrs. Scott Boor and Mrs. Stewart Morish Taking the affirmative side will be Mrs. John Crouch and Mrs. Craven Hogue. The negative side is composed of Mrs. W. C. Feick and Mrs. Oliver Evans. The judges will be appointed at the debate.. The characters in "Black Clouds" will be taken by Mrs. C. C. Davis and Mrs. A. Granger.. A musical program will be carried out in connection with the presentation. It includes a violin duet by Ralph Williams and Herbert Holyrod, accompanied by Miss Kathryn Holyrod, a solo by Harold Sandow, a guitar selection by James Gatto, two numbers by the ladies quartet and a solo by Mrs. W. C. Feick. A feature on Friday evening will be selections by the Triple Link Quartet consisting of Samuel Dudley, Jr., Edward Burt, Bob McDonald and Arthur Duncan. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 10, 1929 --- CARD PARTY --- The card party held Monday night in the municipal building for the purpose of raising funds for the playgrounds was well attended. The Ladies' Civic club, sponsors of the affair, wish to thank all those who helped to make it a success. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 11, 1929 --- W. O. W. DANCE --- The W. O. W. club of Glassport will hold another in its series of dances on Wednesday, April 17, in the Eagles hall. The dance will be held for the benefit of the Senior class of Glassport high school. The public is invited. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 11, 1929 --- G. H. S. NOTES --- A date was selected for the annual junior-senior prom at a meeting yesterday of the junior class. The prom will be held on Thursday, June 6, at the Monongahela Country club. A musicale will be held late in April for the purpose of raising funds. A high school paper will be published by the students and issued every Friday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 11, 1929 --- ODD FELLOWS --- Monongahela Valley lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F. will install recently elected officers at its regular meeting tonight in the hall at Seventh street and Monongahela avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 12, 1929 --- DROPS DEAD --- Howard Huntington, aged 57, president of the Sandusky Cooperage company, dropped dead in New York city last Saturday. He was buried in St. Louis on Tuesday. A branch of the company is located in Glassport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1929 --- ROTARY MEETS --- The Rotary club of Glassport held its weekly meeting in the Presbyterian church last night at the usual time. The meeting was in charge of W. W. King, and the topic discussed was "Jewelry." John Redman won the door prize donated by Mr. King.. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Delaney and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hodgson will leave tomorrow to attend the district conference at Greensburg. About 15 members and ladies will attend the conference banquet on Thursday evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1929 --- GAME CANCELLED --- The baseball game scheduled for yesterday between McKeesport high and Glassport was postponed on account of rain. It is likely that the game will be played at a later date. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1929 --- BIBLE CLASS TO MEET --- The monthly business meeting of the Young People's Bible class, Miss Gillis, teacher, will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the home of Miss Hazel Williams, Ohio avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 18, 1929 --- EPWORTH LEAGUE --- A meeting of the Epsworth League of the M. E. church was held Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Scott Boor of Vermont avenue. President Fred Kass was in charge. final arrangements for the play, "Fun on the Podunk Limited," were made. It was decided to hold a supper on April 26 for the play cast. Lunch was served by the hostess. Those present were Catherine Stremme, Loretta Kline, Edith Snyder, Alberta Davies, Marion Granger, Barbara Johnson, Jennie Murray, Mrs. Chorlotte Schmidt, Mrs. O. Wagner, Mrs. S. Boor, Helen Deremer, Virginia Ardinger, Fred Kass, Arthur Wilkes, Joseph Snyder, Albert Jones, Harvard Hale, William Brown.. The Ever Ready Bible class held its meeting before the Epworth League meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 18, 1929 --- BANKING REPORT --- The banking report for Tuesday in the Glassport public schools is as follows: Second Ward, Miss (Bertha) Dietz, 40 per cent, $6.23; Miss (Mary) Russell, 35 per cent, $7.62; Miss Cairns, 18 per cent, $1.19; Miss McElhatten, 25 per cent, $3.46; Miss Eicher, 30 per cent , $5.92; Miss (Dorothy) Holroyd, 8 per cent, $3.25; Miss (Mabel) Whirl, 19 per cent, $8.30; Miss (Leona) Wadsworth, 6 per cent, $1; Miss (Anna) Broder, 24 per cent, $4.70; Miss (Naomi) Birch, 8 per cent, $1.40; Miss (Edna G.) Cruthers, 9 per cent, $1; Miss (Mary J.) Easton, 11 per cent, 90 cents; Miss (Flora) Smith, 15 per cent, $3.25; Miss (Blanche) Heath, 3 per cent, $1.20; The total amount was $48.42.. Third Ward, Miss (Jean) Redman, 42 per cent, $6.69; Miss (Edna) Howard, 68 per cent, $7.12; Miss Richards, 56 per cent, $7.65; Miss Gass, 40 per cent, $4.49; Miss (Mae) Gearing, 27 percent, $2.95; Miss Matey, 30 per cent, $4.03; Miss (Mary) Koch, 28 per cent, $4.08; Miss (Evelyn) Hough, 22 per cent, $2.95; Miss (Alma) Spittal, 28 percent, $5.34; Miss (Thelma) Snyder, 17 per cent, $2.65; Miss (Carolyn T) Hunt, 37 per cent, $4.48. The total amount was $52.34. Source: McKeesport Daily News. (First Names ) provided by R. A. Uher.

April 18, 1929 --- INSPECT LIGHTS --- State troopers were in Glassport yesterday inspecting auto lights. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Miss Mollie Hughes of 814 Ohio avenue, was brought home Saturday from the McKeesport hospital where she underwent an operation.. Helen Hornfeck, a student nurse in the Mercy hospital, spent yesterday at her home.. Helen Cole, a student at Indiana State Teacher's college, entertained Marie George, a classmate, at her home this weekend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1929 --- BIRTHDAY PARTY --- Charlotte Schmidt, of 520 Ohio avenue, entertained Saturday at a birthday party in honor of her daughter, Irene. It was her fourth birthday anniversary. Games were played and some of the girls danced.Many beautiful gifts were received by the honored guest. Prizes were won by Betty Darling and Dorothy Squibb. After the social hour, lunch was served by Mrs. Schmidt, assisted by Mrs. Thomas Craig and Mrs. Edythe Vallowe.. Those present were Betty Darling, Louise and Garnet Tauber, Shirley Granger, Isabelle Hunt, Mrs. Sady Williams and daughter Dorothea, Mrs. Mary Dudley and daughter Doris May, Phyllis Snyder, Lois and Vivian Milton, Leona and Shirley Feick, Louise and Dorothy Kass, Anne and Virginia Gearing, Dorothy and Edna Squibb, Mrs. Regina Brockett and daughter, Geraldine, Grace Marie Snyder, Junior Peterson, Boyd Peterson, Harry Watkins all of Glassport; Hazel Ann McCorkle of Elizabeth; Mrs. Bessie Baird and son, Billy of Homestead Park; Mrs. Margaret Smith and daughter, Janet and Martha Jane Vallowe of Homestead. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 24, 1929 --- ROTARY CLUB --- The Glassport Rotary club met last night in the Presbyterian church. The meeting was in charge of V. E. Griffin who spoke on "Golf." Mr. Griffin told of the pleasures and benefits derived from the game of golf.. Grover Delaney and Edward Hodgson presented a report of the Thirty-third district conference at Greensburg last Thursday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 24, 1929 --- PRESENTS MUSICALE --- The Junior class of Glassport high school will present a musicale tonight and tomorrow night in the Second ward school auditorium for the benefit of the junior-senior prom to be held June 6 at the Monongahela Country club. The time is 7:30.. The program follows: Selections by the High school Orchestra; dance by Helen Klob; viola solo, Alex Nizinski; selections by the Holyroyd Trio; song selections by Pauline Graham and Ethel Stewart; reading by Doris Henderson; song, "Dat Dog-gone Dog," by Olga and Tynl; orchestra selection; harmonica selections, John Wilhelm; dance by June Dietz; clarinet solo by Lois Matthews... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 25, 1929 --- CIVIC CLUB --- There will be a meeting of the Ladies' Civic club tonight at 7:30 in the municipal building.

April 25, 1929 --- BANKING REPORT --- The banking report in the Glassport public schools for Tuesday is as follows: First Ward, Mrs. Milton, 25 percent, $3.92; Miss (Margaret) Edmundson, 20 percent, $2.22; Mr. (Emro) Gergely, 2 percent, $1; The total was $7.14. Second Ward, Miss (Bertha) Dietz, 36 percent, $7.83; Miss (Mary) Russell, 39 percent, $5.34; Miss Cairns, 15 percent, $1.52; Miss McElhatten, 19 percent, $3.11; Miss Eicher, 30 per cent , $3.59; Miss (Dorothy) Holroyd, 15 percent, $3.01; Miss (Mabel) Whirl, 19 per cent, $11.81; Miss (Leona) Wadsworth, 9 percent, $2.35; Miss (Anna) Broder, 18 percent, $3.25; Miss (Naomi) Birch, 8 per cent, $1.40; Miss (Edna G.) Cruthers, 9 per cent, $1; Miss (Mary J.) Easton, 3 percent, 50 cents; Miss (Flora) Smith, 13 per cent, $1.75; Miss (Blanche) Heath, room 14, did not bank; The total amount was $45.06.. Third Ward, Miss (Jean) Redman, 43 per cent, $6.69; Miss (Edna) Howard, 73 percent, $7.48; Miss Richards, 62 percent, $6.75; Miss Gass, 36 percent, $5; Miss (Mae) Gearing, 28 percent, $3.30; Miss Matey, 26 percent, $3.55; Miss (Mary) Koch, 23 percent, $3.56; Miss (Evelyn) Hough, 16 percent, $2.25; Miss (Alma) Spittal, 25 percent, $3.62; Miss (Thelma) Snyder, 20 percent, $3.10; Miss (Carolyn T) Hunt, 32 percent, $5.12. The total amount was $49.43. Source: McKeesport Daily News. (First Names ) provided by R. A. Uher.

April 25, 1929 --- BIRTHDAY PARTY --- Mrs. Dave Lebowitz entertained Sunday with a party in honor of the fifth birthday anniversary of her daughter, Rea. Games were played and useful gifts were received by the honored guest. Lunch was served. The table was set with favors for each little guest. Those present were Phyllis Snyder, Betty Darling, Grace Marie Snyder and Ester and Rose Klein from Glassport; Miriam Kline, Edith Kline, Louise Lebowitz, Gladys and Rica Speigle and Fern Schulof of McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 25, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Byard of Vermont avenue visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strathearn of Clairton.. William Burton of Vermont avenue is visiting his son, Chester Burton of Indiana, Pa. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 29, 1929 --- CARD PARTY --- A card party is to be held tomorrow night for the benefit of the St. Cecilia's church at the school hall. Euchre and five hundred will be played, starting at 8:30. Beautiful prizes will be awarded the winners. Lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 1, 1929 --- DOLLAR SOCIAL --- The Missionary society of the First Presbyterian church will meet at the home of Mrs. Gwendolyn Richards, Michigan avenue, tomorrow evening at 9 o'clock. Each member will bring a dollar and tell how she earned it. Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Richards will be the hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 3, 1929 --- MISSIONARY SOCIETY --- The Missionary society of the Presbyterian church held a meeting last night at the home of Mrs. Gwendolyn Richards of Michigan avenue. Twelve members were present. After a business and social session lunch was served by the hostess, Mrs. Richards, assisted by Mrs. Hoffman.. Those present were Mrs. J. Lapsley, Mrs. D. Lapsley, Mrs. E. L. Erhardt, Mrs. S. Gibson, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Mrs. P. Kohler, Mrs. Clem Edmundson, Mrs. J. Breen, Mrs. G. Richards, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. J. Hammel, Mrs. Edward Williams and Miss Brown. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 3, 1929 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- William Richards and Ellwyn Williams left this morning for St. Louis. They expect to be back next Wednesday.. The Philathea class of the Baptist church will hold a business meeting at the church tonight.. The Protectorian club, Dames of Malta, No. 42, were entertained at the home of the Misses Easton on Tuesday. About forty guests were present.. Boy Scouts, troop 1, will meet tomorrow night in the M. E. church basement. Scoutmaster A. Washburn will be in charge.. American Legion, post No. 443, will meet tonight in the municipal building. Post Commander Andy Edding will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1929 --- AMERICAN LEGION FUND --- with $1,500 already received, the Glassport American Legion post No. 443, repaired for the final two weeks of the $3,000 drive for a new home. Donations are received at Sixth and Monongahela avenue where a tent has been directed. Contributions can be sent to Treasurer Kearney at the Glassport Trust company. On Tuesday, August 13, the benefit show will be held at the Strand theater, entitled "Behind the German Lines." There will be a special mantinee for children on this date. Several of the contributors have raised their amount. They are following Fabry Hardware company, from $30 to $50; Andy Edding, from $1 to $10; Arch Brown, from $1 to $4; and Ben's Cleaning shop, from $1 to $5.. In addition to the names announced in this column last week, the following have been put on the donor roll: Mrs. Svatz $1.25; Harry Coddington, Jr., $1; Ethel Wilson $1; George Melvin $1; Bert Myers $1; Patsy Yocco $1; Friends $1; Roy Halverson $1; Friend $1; John Schmidt $1; P. D. Scinlio $1; Patsy Cicanty $1; A. Farrando $1; F. Larcinese $1; Friends $1; Andy Peko $1; F. M. Stevens $1; Mrs. Julia Manning $1; A. Washburn $1; William Schnupp $1; Harry Byard $1; W. h. Greinert $1; George Sitko $1; John Clintner $1; John Burton $1.. M. A. Smith $1; J. E. Pevision $1; Stallings $5; Harry Rommel $5; Glassport F. O. E. No. 1185, $5; Charles Lapsley $1; Edmund Coridon $1; J. C. Pforsich $5; Friends $1; Nick Adamcski $1; Mike Andrews $3; Burt Smith $2; D. Lerie $3; James Hayce $1; John Hayes $1; T. F. Soles $5; John Lust $1; C. M. Edmundson $1; Alfred Williams $1; Clara Frass $1; Callahan family $3; George Fifee $1; Attorney Thomas Finley $5; William Shaw $1; C. C. Davis $1; H. J. Kennedy $2; J. C. Little $5; A friend, 75 cents; J. R. Woy $1; John Klinker $1; A. Ondreko $5; Chester Barton $1; A. Michalson $1; A. J. Wichman $1; Michael Crobak $1; Andy Crobak $1; J. M. Baker $2; O. C. Orbin $1; C. J. Resnik $1; John Evans $1; D. V. Lapsley $1; J. C. Muse $1; Victor Graff $5; J. L. Close $5; Mike Bill $1; Metro Bill $1; John Granger $5; M. Hazuga $1; Bob Grise $1; Pete Goshio $6; Al Morgan $1; Bill Richards $10; Richard Tate $1.. Mrs. G. Kaeslin $1; E. Shaner $2; Chas. Tomedolskey $2; Mrs. Wisser $1; Hazel Sigler $1; J. M. May $1; Frank DeCarlo $1; Michael Macosko $2; A. Sinko $2; John Kapsar $1; S. A. Nipps $1; William Vollmer, Jr. $1; J. N. Sherer $1; M. Hospidar $1; Joseph Telega $2. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 5, 1929 - DUBRANSKI TO KEEP HIS MITT SLINGERS BUSY - Joe Dubranski, local fight manager, intends to keep his stable of mitt slingers busy during the coming fall and winter campaign. He recently took under his wing Mickey Zelnack of Glassport, brother of "Chuck," well-known middleweight. Mickey is ready to meet any boy around 136 pounds. McKeesport Heritage Newsletter August/September 2004 originally taken from McKeesport Daily News.

November 4, 1929 --- AMERICAN LEGION --- Glassport American Legion, post No. 448, met Friday evening in the municipal building in charge of Post Commander Edding. It was decided to form a drum and bugle corps for the post and a committee was appointed to carry out the plans. All members who wish to join the corps are to get in touch with Adjutant Freyer or Commander Edding.. The sing affair which is to be held in the Odd Fellows' hall on November 11 at 7:30 is free to all ex-service men. A large crowd is expected. Adjutant Freyer has the 1929 membership cards ready and all who pay their dues now will have them settled until October 31, 1930. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 4, 1929 --- FOOTBALL GAME --- Glassport high's next footbal game will be played Saturday at Murraysville. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 4, 1929 --- NOTES --- The Glad Hand bible class of the Lutheran church will meet this evening at 8 o'clock.. The N.M.O. Bible class of the First Baptist church will meet tonight at the church at 8 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 6, 1929 --- MISSIONARY SOCIETY --- The Ladies' Missionary society of the Presbyterian church will meet tomorrow evening in the church parlors to complete all arrangements for the supper and bazar to be held in the festal hall of the church on Thursday, November 14, from 5 until 8 o'clock.. The committee chairmen in charge of the meeting include the following: Clem Edmundson, kitchen; Mrs. Jacob Campbell, fancy work and apron booth; Mrs. William Floto, parcel post booth; Mrs. Merna Hughes, flower booth. Orders for any of these articles can be had by calling any of the ladies at their homes. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 6, 1929 --- HIGH SCHOOL PLAY --- On Thursday and Friday evening of this week, the Glassport high school players will present the dramatic comedy "The Whole Town's Talking," by John Emerson and Anita Loos, in the auditorium of the new school at 8:15. Aided by the new stage equipment, the play, directed by W. Frederick Elwood promises to prove the best in the career of the dramatic club.. The players are: Arthur Halavale, William Bacon, Henrietta Kass, Dorothy McGovern, Robert Brown, Merle Critchfield, Miriam Forsyth, Ethel Stewart, Dorothy Hodgson, Molly Weiss, Phillip Derflinger, Dorothy Jobe. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 20, 1929 --- ODD FELLOWS INITIATE --- The degree team of Wilmerding lodge No. 1067, I. O. O. F., conferred the first degree on a class of 11 candidates last evening in the club rooms of Monongahela Valley lodge No. 147. A large crowd of local and visiting Odd Fellows witnessed the proceedings Rev. W. T. Hartley and S. E. Schenck, district deputy grand marshal of the sixth district, gave speeches on the principles and benefits of Odd Fellowship. The Triple Link quartet, composed of J. Ed. Burt, Robert McDonald, Arthur Duncan and Samuel J. dudley gave several selections, while other members also sang. A rising vote of thanks was given by the local members for the Wilmerding lodge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 20, 1929 --- GIRL SCOUTS --- Girl Scouts troop 31 held a Christmas party last evening in the Lutheran church. Games were played in which prizes were awarded to viola Hacker, Margaret Daniels, Ethel Handley and Mrs. Turney. Christmas carols were sung and gifts were exchanged. Lunch was served by Helen Day, Kathryn Hardy and Dorothy Day. The scouts had as their guests, Mrs. Lansberry and Miss amelia Benner. Those present were Mrs. Turney, viola Hacker, Mrs. Lansberry, Zelma Lostetter, Ethel Handly, Betty Schrontz, Eleanor Payne, Ethel Hixon, viola Hall, Elsie Richards, Mae Williams, Arlawine Jarrett, Miss Benner, Opal Daniels, Margaret Daniels, Gladys Peterson, Ruth Reed, Nedr Neidemeyer, Helen Day, dorothy Day, Kathryn Hardy and Betty Robbins. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 20, 1929 --- AMERICAN LEGION --- Glassport American Legion post No. 443, will meet this evening in the municipal building in charge of Post Commander Andrew Edding. First reading will be given on several new by-laws. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 17, 1930 --- GLASSPORT --- A Sunday school party was held last evening at the home of Mrs. Harry Byard of Vermont Avenue with members of her Methodist Sunday school class being present ...Those present were Hannah Henderson, Helen Deremer, Edith Robinson, Rhoda Byard, June Byard, Jack Byard, Leslie Hoffman, Carl Hixson and Frank Pryor. McKeesport Heritage Newsletter December 2004 / January 2005 originally taken from McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1930 --- Committee Meets --- The building and executive committee of Glassport American Legion post No.443 met last evening in the building at Fifth street. Arrangements for painting the inside of the new home were made. It was decided that the plaster work will be done in buff, while the woodwork will be varnished. Paint is to be donated by the Fabry hardware company of Glassport. A load of coal was donated by the Dobbins Coal company of Glassport. The members of the committee present at last night's meeting were Commander Andrew Edding, George Payne, H. C. Frayer, George Polite, Edward Babyak and Charles Morgan. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 1, 1930 --- Dog Bites Three --- A dog which made its home under a store at Seventh and Monongahela avenue has bitten three persons, it was reported to the Glassport police department. One of the victims was John Bogaman of the Ninth avenue hotel. The names of the other two, a man and a woman were not learned. Lieutenant Ailey E. Llyod said that the flooring of the building would be torn up today in order to get the dog. It will be killed and the head sent to West hospital where it will be examined for rabies.The dog has a litter of pups, and this is believed to be the cause of its viciousness. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 1, 1930 --- Boy Scouts --- Boy Scouts, troop 1, of Glassport met last evening in the Methodist church in charge of the scoutmaster, Alonzo Washburn. The scouts will attend the rally to be held in the McKeesport Y.M.C.A. on February 11, and last evening's meeting was for the purpose of practice and demonstration in preparation for the rally. Clyde McCracken was appointed troop bugler. The following are the boys who will participate in the events at the rally: dressing race, Ward Unger; knot tying, Kramer Ritt; fire by friction, Richard Wardrop; compass relay, Kramer Ritt, Ward Unger, Harold Furst, and Joseph Lebowitz; blanket stretcher contest, Harold Furst, Earl Dudley, Albert Slack and George Streza. The alternates are Albert Slack, Robert Slack, Bud Shaw, Joseph Zick and Clyde McCracken. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 1, 1930 --- Health Board --- A reorganization meeting of the Glassport health board was held on Tuesday evening in the municipal building. A new board is formed every two years. The new officers elected at the meeting were Dr. E. L. Erhard, president; Dr. A. E. Shaner, vice president; Frank D. Rommel, secretary; Vincent Lupo, health officer. Other members of the board are Charles Walters and Harry Byard. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 30, 1930 Glassport Principal Quits Town Suddenly Board Suspends Him for Reasons It Closely Conceals Said He Was Given 24 Hours To Leave The sudden departure of Chester Murray, supervising principal of the Glassport public schools for several months, from the schools and from the borough, followed by emphatic refusal on the part of members of the school board to discuss the case for publication further than to admit that Murray's resignation, was demanded and to say that he will never again enter a school room in Glassport, even as a visitor, is causing a lot of excited talk in the borough. Bag and baggage, Murray left either last Friday night or Saturday morning. He has not been seen in the borough since, according to a number of persons, including one member of the board. All kinds of rumors concerning the case are afloat in Glassport, and the secrecy being maintained by members of the board, some of whom have acknowledged that they have entered into a close agreement never to mention the reason for Murray's dismissal, is but adding fuel to the fire of rumor. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

May 7, 1930 --- HAMELA STAR AS GLASSPORT PALS WIN, 6-0 --- Glassport Pals won their third game of the season yesterday when they traveled to Clairton and shut out the strong St. Joseph club by the score of 6 to 0. Halmela again pitched fine ball for the Pals setting the home team down with three scattered hits and issuing but two bases on balls.. The Pals bunched three hits, a double and two singles to tally twice in the opening frame. Five hits, a sacrifice and a Clairton error, resulted in four more markers in the third frame. Glassport's attack was led by Zurenda and Tablar, each of whom had a double and a single in three trips to the plate. Antico, Glassport's first baseman, thrilled the large crowd in the third inning when he made a beautiful somersault catch in short right field.. Tomorrow evening, at 6:30 at the Ninth street grounds, the Palls will meet the Hoo Doo nine of Clairton. The score:

GLASSPORT AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Shyosky,lf 3 1 1 0 0 0
Mingo, 2b 3 2 1 0 0 0
Zurenda, ss 3 2 2 0 3 0
Tablar, mf 2 1 2 1 0 0
Antico, 1b 3 0 1 7 0 1
Nuchie, 3b 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mario, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mal, c 3 0 0 9 1 0
Halmela, p 2 0 1 1 10 0
Totals 24 6 8 18 16 1
CLAIRTON AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Chasio, mf 2 0 0 1 0 0
Sohtis, lf 3 0 0 1 0 0
Maholsky, 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2
Grunsky, ss 2 0 1 0 0 0
Maxie, 1b 3 0 1 6 0 0
Gretz, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0
Manoron, 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0
Kopil, c 1 0 1 9 1 0
Fisher, p 1 0 0 0 11 0
Totals 21 0 3 18 13 1
Pals.........204 000 -- 6
Clairton..000 000 -- 0

Two-base hits -- Zurenda, Tablar, Mingo. Struck out by Halmela 9, by Fisher 9. Base on balls off Halmela 2. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 7, 1930 --- GLASSPORT RIXEY TEAM ORGANIZED --- The Rixey A. C. baseball team of Glassport was organized at a meeting held last evening at Rixey's pool parlor. The team will be sponsored by Rixey Packard, well-known coach of the Glassport Odds football team, while Joe Picketts will manage the club.. Practice sessions will be held each evening this week, weather permitting and it is expected that the season will be opened some evening next week. All home games will be played at the Ninth street grounds.. Games are desired with all clubs in the 18 to 21 year old class, such as the Glassport Pals, Dravosburg American Legion, Elizabeth, Elrama, Christy Park, Blythdale Riversides, De Sotos, Liberty Autos, Buena Vista, Duquesne, Clairton, Jeannette Giants, Blaine Hill Celties and others. Call Glassport 28323 between 9 and 10 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 7, 1930 --- Condition of Glassport Infant Is Still Serious --- The condition of Patricia Anne Mellor, two month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mellor of 403 Ohio avenue, who suffered a bad concussion of the right side of the brain on Sunday evening when the perambulator in which she was riding, with her brother, age 18 months, was struck by an automobile, is still serious, it was reported today. The brother escaped injury.. Both children were thrown to the concrete sidewalk in Monongahela avenue, as an automobile, driven by Pandl Shencreko, of 203 Telegram building, Tarentum, attempted to pass a streetcar. The driver of the auto has been freed under a $1,000 bond. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- Glassport Gains 2,321 By 1930 Population Figures --- The Borough of Glassport is growing. With reports of some boroughs of Allegheny county and a number of cities and towns of nearby counties showing a loss, Glassport comes to bat with a nice gain.. The official figures for Glassport, released late yesterday, show a gain of 2,321 persons over the 1920 census figures.. The population for Glassport is given as 8, 280, against 5, 959 for 1920. The gain is a fraction more than 38 percent, which is considered excellent... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- PASTOR TO BE INSTALLED --- Rev. F. W. Chadwick, pastor of the Glassport Presbyterian church, will be installed at a service this evening in the church at 8 o'clock. Rev. E. R. Tait of Clairton, will preach the sermon. Rev. Lester D. Say, of East McKeesport, will charge the pastor, and Rev. Robert H. Kirk, of Elizabeth, will charge the congregation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- ODD FELLOWS --- Monongahela Valley lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F., met last night in the lodge rooms in charge of Noble Grand Ralph Dudley. It was decided to hold memorial services for deceased members on Sunday, June 8, and members and Rebekahs will meet in the hall at 2 o'clock that day. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- AMERICAN LEGION --- Glassport American Legion post, No. 443, will hold its semi-monthly meeting this evening at 8 o'clock in the Legion hall. Plans for Memorial Day services to be held Sunday, May 25, will be made. Commander Andrew Eddington will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- GYM SHOW --- Tickets for the High School gymnasium exhibition on Friday, May 16, will be on sale today. The show will be in charge of Harry Dippold, physical instructor of the High School, and over 400 students will take part. Calisthenics, marching and drills will be exhibited. The program will start at 3:15 and last for two hours. The admission fee is small. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1930 --- BOOSTERS TO VISIT --- The Men's Bible class of the first Baptist church will be visited on Sunday morning by W. L. Crum, of the Loyal Men's Bible class, of the Duquesne Baptist church, in the interests of a Baptist men';s rally to be held in the Duquesne church next Tuesday evening, May 13. Mr. Crum will present the plans for the rally meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1930 --- KELLY TO ATTEND ANNUAL BANQUET AT GLASSPORT --- The Business Men's association of Glassport will hold it's sixth annual banquet tomorrow night at 7 o'clock in the Glassport Presbyterian church..Congressman Clyde Kelly will be the honor guest of the evening and Attorney Benjamin Lencher of Pittsburgh, former assistant district attorney of Allegheny county will be principal speaker. Joseph Burns, council for the Independent Builders Association of Pennsylvania will also speak.. In addition to the speaking, there will be other entertainment by Miss Dorothy Jubelirer of McKeesport, who will sing several solos, while Joe Gould, well known humorist, will present a monologue. Samuel A. Weiss, Esq., president of the association, will be toastmaster and Milton snyder, retiring president will act as chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1930 --- GUN CLUB ORGANIZED --- In connection with the local Sportsmen's club, a gun club has been organized and the first match will be held Wednesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. on the hill near McMullen's. Members are requested to take guns and shells. Clay pigeons will be supplied. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1930 --- TO USE SUPPLY PASTORS --- The official board of the Glassport Methodist church met last evening in the church parlors at which time church affairs were discussed. Rev. Thomas G. Hicks, district superintendent, was present.. Following the death of Rev. Davies, it was decided to carry on with supply pastors until the conference in October. A committee of Harvey Shauffler, M. J. Naser and Mrs. C. C. Davis was formed to supply the ministers.. The choir will have charge of next Sunday's service. On Sunday, May 25, M. J. Naser will occupy the pulpit. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1930 --- FINISH BANQUET PLANS --- The monthly meeting of the Glassport Businessmen's association was held last evening in council chambers of the municipal building. Final arrangements for the sixth annual banquet to be held Thursday evening at 7 o'clock were made, and it was announced that 150 people will be seated. It was announced also that the industrial and school exposition proved a success, and $200 will be turned over to the civic club.. The recently elected officers will be installed at the banquet on Thursday. They are Samuel A. Weiss, president; Robert D. Paul, vice president; William P. Broder, secretary; and A. A. Raden, treasurer. Hon. Clyde Kelly will be the honored guest at the banquet. The principal speech will be given by Benjamin Lencher, former assistant district attorney. Joseph A. Burns, council for the Independent Grocers association, will also speak. The Glassport high school orchestra will furnish music. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1930 --- NOTES --- Two coal hoppers of a P. & L. E. freight train jumped the tracks last night about 7 o'clock and damaged the cars. The accident occurred near Fifth and Allegheny streets.. A truck owned by Frank Dworek, of Glassport, caught fire from the dump at Second street, and both fire companies responded to extinguish the blaze. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1930 --- GLAD HAND CLASS MEETS --- The Glad Hand Bible Class of the Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. John Lust. A large turnout of members was on hand. It was decided that the annual straberry social held by the class will be on June 22 in the church basement. Mrs. M. J. Naser, the teacher, presided at the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1930 --- BANQUET TONIGHT --- The sixth annual banquet of the Glassport Business Men's Association will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the Presbyterian church. Congressman Clyde Kelly will be the honored guest. Menjamin Lencher and Joseph A. Burns will speak. There will be other entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1930 --- CHOIR REHEARSES --- The choir of the Methodist church will hold its final practice tomorrow evening in the church. before it has charge of the church services on Sunday morning. A full turnout is requested by Earl Deremer, the director. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1930 --- AMERICAN LEGION --- The drum and bugle corps of the American Legion post will practice this evening in charge of J. Ed. Burt and Fred Clague, instructors. The semi-monthly meeting will be held Friday evening in charge of the Post Commander, Andrew Edding, at which time plans for Memorial day services will be further discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 17, 1930 --- 400 TAKE PART IN GYM EXHIBIT--- The gymnasium of Glassport high school was filled to capacity last night, when nearly 400 students presented the first gym show under the direction of Harry dippold, physical educator. The musical accompaniment was played by Miss Eleanor Wylie, music instructor.. The following program was presented: Wand exercises, groups 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3; folk dance, girls of group 8-1 and 8-2; side horse vaulting, boys of group 10-1; game of "circle dodgeball," boys of group 8-1 and 8-2; waltz tap dance, girls of group 12; free exercises, boys of groups 9-1, 9-2 and 9-3; floor pyramids; apparatus activities, boys of groups 7-1 and 7-2; game of rope skipping relay, girls of 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3; Danish fundamental exercises, boys of groups 10, 11 and 12; folk dance, girls of group 9; basketball relay, boys of group 9; rhythmic swings, girls of group 10; parallel bars, boys of groups 11 and 12; end ball game, girls of group 10; maypole dance, girls of group 7; tumbling, boys of group 8; apparatus activities, girls of group 9; May day exercise, girls of group 11 and 12. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 17, 1930 --- FURTHER MEMORIAL PLANS --- The semi-monthly meeting of the Glassport American Legion post, No. 443, was held last evening in the Legion hall with Post Commander Andrew Edding in charge. Further plans for the memorial Day program were made, and it was announced that poppy day will be on next Saturday, with girls of the high school selling the flowers. The Memorial Day program will be given on Sunday, May 25, at 2 o'clock. There will be a parade with borough officials, organizations and bugle corps taking part. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 17, 1930 --- BIRTHDAY PARTY --- A number of friends gathered at the home of Lucille Fern Smith, of Ohio avenue, on Thursday to help celebrate her eighth birthday anniversary. Parlor games and songs were enjoyed, after which punch was served. Pink was the color scheme. The honored guest was the recipient of many gifts.. Those present were Sara Naser, Edna Owens, Laura Henderson, Eleanor Lapsley, Arlene Phyllis Smith, Lucille Fern Smith, Marjorie Ingraham, Anna Graf, Agnes Pangzol, Dorothy Evans, Virginia Coulson, June Coulson, DeWayne Halvorsen, Eugene Rankin, Jack Armor, Harry Watkins and Bobby Rushe of Glassport; Audrey Schuch, Virginia Fichtner and Grace Richards of Dravosburg and Dorothy Wallis of McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 17, 1930 --- LADIES' AID MEETING --- The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church met Thursday evening in the church parlor. The president, Mrs. Gillie, presided.. A bake sale has been planned for Saturday, May 24, in the Davis garage. Friday, July 11, is the date set for the lawn fete. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1930 --- EXAMS TUESDAY --- Final examinations for the students of the Junior-Senior High School will start on Tuesday and continue for three days. The annual school picnic will be held June 4 at Olympia park. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1930 --- BOY SCOUTS --- Boy Scouts, Troop 1, of Glassport, will meet this evening in the Third ward school headquarters in charge of Scoutmaster Alonza Washburn. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1930 --- PARKING BANNED --- Chief of Police Michael J. Cobak announced yesterday that parking will not be permitted on the streets after midnight unless lights are left on. Cars violating this rule will be tagged beginning tonight, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1930 --- PARADE FEATURES MEMORIAL SERVICE --- A memorial parade was the main feature of Memorial Day services in Glassport yesterday afternoon by American Legion post No. 443. The affair marked the first appearance of Glassport's drum and bugle corps and many favorable comments were heard.. The parade formed at Monongahela avenue and Lincoln street in Otto and marched to Ninth street, to Ohio, to Seventh, to Monongahela and to Memorial park. The order of march was as follows: Police department, color bearers, borough officials, Glassport community band, Sons of Italy, drum and bugle corps of Daniel Keffer post No. 75 of Glairton, Glassport fire trucks and firemen, drum and bugle corps of Alonzo L. Weigle post No. 553, of Elizabeth, Slavish political club, drum and bugle corps of George Westinghouse post No. 230, of Wilmerding, Private Claude Beliz post No. 380, of Dravosburg, band of Boy Scouts of German Evangelical Congregational church of McKeesport, troop 26, Glassport Boy Scouts, Glassport Girl Scouts, Civil war veterans, drum and bugle corps of Glassport American Legion post No. 443.. The parade was followed by services at Memorial park. First events were the firing squad and taps. The opening was in charge of Post Commander Andrew Edding and Adjutant H. C. Freyer. Roll call of departed comrades was read and a flower was presented to relatives of deceased soldiers. Following is the list of dead: Harry Helsel, Civil War veteran, Michael Evans, Eugene Stepko, Rehn McShane, Adam Salvadore, Stanley Price, John Strobejko, John Skalski, Lewis Foster, Mike Lang, Chester Norris, Andrew Murawski, Vincent J. Tavalora, Charles Papernick, Andrew Barnack, Conrad Pfluger, Alfred Tripitelli, Gus Stepko, Ben Terwilliger, Albert Santucci, Henry Tate, Reginald C. Hunt, W. D. Johns, Mike Leshnock, Henry Watkins, Clyde Cady, Christopher C. Stokes, Robert Case, Michael J. Price, Ira J. Denner, Charles McCracken, Stanley Bada.. "America" was played by the community band. Invocation was pronounced by Rev. C. A. Downing, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Memorial Day addresses were given by Attorney Robert J. Schwerha and Professor Melvin J. Naser, both members of the Glassport post.. Attorney Schwerha said that much has been written of war, of its glory and romance. He said that those who are not in the fight think of it this way but the soldiers know that war is all that General Sherman said it was. He told of the horrors of war, and painted a vivd picture of a bloody battlefield. He said that the American Legion wanted no more war, and it was the duty of every parent to teach his child that peace is much more to be desired.. Professor Naser took for his topic, "Lest We Forget." He told the needless sacrifices of so many lives and the huge cost of the war. He also explained how there were many millions of men in America who still felt the ravages of the war, those who were maimed and crippled in the hospitals. Mr. Naser recited two poems, "The Bivouac of the Dead" and "The Blue and the Gray.". In behalf of the Glassport Rotary club, C. E. Redman presented to Commander Edding an American flag which will be placed on the flagpole in front of the new Legion home. Mr. Edding expressed his thanks of the post. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Arnold Lansberry, of the St. John's Lutheran church.. The officers of the Glassport American Legion post are Andrew L. Edding, commander, Herman C. Freyer, adjutant; Arthur Mayou, senior vice commander; Michael J. Cobak, junior vice commander; John Thomas, sergeant-at-arms; Craig Mawhinney, chaplain; Paul Fabry, finance officer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1930 --- CLUB MEETS THURSDAY --- Because a meeting scheduled for council chamber last Thursday had to be postponed when the room was not available, a special meeting of the Civic club will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. John Reed, 508 Ohio avenue.. The club will hold a card party for the benefit of the playgrounds May 27, at the American Legion home. Lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1930 --- BOXING SHOW --- An outdoor amateur boxing show under the auspices of Frankie Porto's new boxing club will be held tomorrow evening at 8:45 p.m. at the Eagle's lot, Glassport. Interesting bouts are promised. The following boys of the Porto A. C. will box with boxers of other clubs: Jess Cunningham, Paul DePolle, Paul Debaldo, Frankie PaskoNoah Bell, Jimmy Porto, Eddie Roberts, Walter Telega. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 29, 1930 --- School Organizations Combine in Concert --- The Glassport high school band and the Junior high school orchestra gave a concert last evening in the school auditorium. The program was in charge of Walter H. Cameron, band instructor, and Miss Eleanor Wylie, orchestra instructor. Miss Edna Cruther's girls' glee club also entertained.. The program was as follows: "America," march, "The Buccanner," waltz, "The Silver Cascade," serenade, "Ferns and Flowers" by the Junior-Senior band; "Chanson des Alpes," "Simple Avou," and "Simple Confession," by Elizabeth Smith, pianist; "Viva L'Amour," "Sailing Over the Sea," Morning Invitation," by the Junior high girls' glee club; "Cavatina," by Herbert Holyroyd, violinist; "Salutation March," "When Love Speaks," "Princess of the Sun." "Minuet in G," "Just for Fun," by the Junior high orchestra; "Scenes That Are Brightest," and Shepherd's Dream," by Lois Mathews, clarinetist; "Eventide," " Hy Faith Looks Up to Thee," "Jasmine Waltz," "Blossom Time," "Chevalier," by the band.. The personnel of the Junior orchestra is as follows: First violins, Milton Raden, John Yablonsky, John Ghetian, Walter Spyra; second violins, Kenneth Granger, Wesley Shyosky, Robert Deremer; saxophones, William Dobbins, Louis Gracon; clarinet, Joseph Barber; trumpets, Larry Blose, Bernard Dobbins; mellophone, Betty Schrontz; percussion, Anthony Iacone; piano, Eleanor Wylie, supervisor.. Band personnel is: clarinets, Lois Mathews, Marius Larcinese, Glenn McClelland, Joseph Barber, Francis Sinatra, John Hart, James McClure, Adam Mendicino, Miles Milkovich; trumpets and coronets, Larry Blose, Bernard Dobbins, James Nairn, Robert Hadden, Marian Wiernicki, Ruth Marks, Carl Vollmer, William Robbins, Lawrence Hixon, Robert Grice; trombones, Betty Robbins, Joseph Phillips; saxophones, Louis Gracon, Clement Belusar, William Wentz, Duane Watkins, William Dobbins, John Phillips, David Hibben; baritone, William Oprendek; flat base drum, Merle Critchfield; percussion, Jack Byard, Charles Washburn, Anthony Iacone. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 29, 1930 --- NEWS NOTES --- The Junior dance will be held tonight in the American Legion hall beginning at 8 o'clock.. Monongahela Valley Lodge, No. 147, I. O. O. F. will meet tonight in the lodge room with Noble Grand Ralph Dudley in charge.. The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church will meet tonight at 8 o'clock with the president Mrs. Gillis, presiding. Lunch will be served by the committee of Mrs. S. Boor, Mrs Weigle, Mrs. J. Robinson and Mrs. Wilkes.. The baccalaureate services for the graduating class of Glassport High school will be held on Sunday evening in the auditorium with Rev. C. A. Downing of the Baptist church giving the sermon. Class night will be Monday evening and commencement will be Tuesday evening. The annual school picnic will be held on June 4 at Olympia park. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 3, 1930 --- OUTING PLANS PROGRESS --- At the meeting held last night by the Community Picnic association of Glassport, matters pertaining to the community picnic this year were taken under consideration.. The contract for holding the picnic at Olympia park was read and approved. The date for the picnic has not been definitely settled, as the factory committee did not have a complete response from all of the local mills, which the association is asking to close for the day's outing.. Communications were received from several organizations in Glassport expressing assurance of their continued cooperation.. A first aid kit was ordered purchased in appreciation of assistance rendered in the past for the Boy Scouts of Glassport. The newly elected officers for this year are as follows: L. H. Jackson, chairman; E. Conley, vice president; S. Kenneth, treasurer; J. Pater, secretary.. J. Stabler, the retiring chairman. expressed a desire to be relieved of the presidency due to other matters requiring his time, but assured the association that his help could be counted upon in any capacity. Upon his retiring, Mr. Stabler was given a standing vote of thanks for his work that has successfuly seen two community picnics staged for the people of Glassport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 3, 1930 --- COMMENCEMENT TONIGHT --- Class night exercises for the 1930 graduating class of Glassport High school were given in the auditorium last evening before a large and appreciative audience. The program was carried out according to schedule with two additions. Duane Watkins, president of the Senior class, presented the key of knowledge to Robert Brown, president of the Junior class and Jack McGreevy sang a song.. The commencement exercises will be held tonight at 8:15 in the auditorium. The program is as follows: Prelude by the orchestra; invocation by Rev. Arnold Lansberry; "The First Class," by Mike Shyosky, salutorian; "School Patriotism," by Olga Phillips; selection by the orchestra; "We Fly Alone," by Jack Byard, valedictorian; remarks by John S. Hart, supervising principal; selection by the orchestra; presentation of the 1930 class for diplomas by M. J. Naser, principal of the High School; presentation of diplomas by Dr. E. L. Erhard, president of the school board; benediction by Rev. Frederick Chadwick; prelude by the orchestra. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 3, 1930 --- PICNIC TOMORROW --- The annual school picnic for the Glassport public schools will be held tomorrow at Olympia park. with good weather, nearly the entire population of the borough is expected to attend.. School children are to go to their respective rooms at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, where they receive three complimentary tickets and transportation tickets. Ten special cars of the Pittsburgh railways company have been chartered and the first will leave about 9:15 o'clock. No special program has been arranged for the day. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1930 --- SPORTSMEN SHOOT --- The Glassport Sportsmen's club will hold a rifle shoot tomorrow on the hill range near McMullen's. The shoot was originally scheduled for tonight, but was postponed on account of the school picnic. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 4, 1930 --- SPEEDING, ARRESTED --- Akitito Hall, of Clairton, was arrested by Seargent Fred Quinn of the Glassport police force last evening for speeding. Hall posted a forfeit of $15 and will be given a hearing Friday evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 4, 1930 --- RETURN FROM TRIP --- Mr. and Mrs. Adam Tyszkiewicz and daughter, Selma, have returned home after a four-day motor trip to Niagra Falls, Canada and Buffalo. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1930 --- ANNUAL SCHOOL OUTING IS HELD --- Nothing finer in the way of weather could have been asked yesterday to make the annual school picnic at Olympia park one of the most successful in which the borough residents ever participated. The day was ideal in every way and the students of the four school buildings, together with most of the community's population spent a highly enjoyable day at the park.. There wer no special activities arranged for the picnic, other than dancing in the afternoon and evening, with Tom Tyson's orchestra furnishing the music. A baseball game was played between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and White Front... Not an accident of any nature occurred to mar the day.. Most of the business houses in the borough closed at 11 a.m. yesterday in order to enable employees to attend the outing. School children were transported to and from the park in 10 special cars of the Pittsburgh Railway company. Every one of the amusement rides was patronized freely during the day, while the hot weather caused hundreds to seek relief from the sun's rays, in the park swimming pool. Members of the Glassport board of education, who acted as a committee in charge of the outing are Dr. E. L. Erhard, president; E. A. Wadsworth, vice-president; T. C. Lapsley, secretary; Andrew Granger, Ed Ditwiler, Sam Schrontz and George Marks. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1930 --- PROM TONIGHT --- The picnic yesterday closed the school activities for the year with the exception of the Junior-Senior prom, which will be held tonight at the Youghiogheny Country club. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1930 --- ODD FELLOWS --- Monongahela Valley Lodge, No 147, I. O. O. F., will meet this evening at 8 o'clock in the lodge rooms with Noble Grand Ralph Dudley in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1930 --- BASEBALL SATURDAY --- The next baseball game at the Ninth street grounds, will be played on Saturday evening at 6:30 between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and the Homestead Aces. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 6, 1930 --- SAYFOOT'S POOL OPEN FOR SUMMER --- The children's swimming pool operated by Edward Sayfoot on his property between Ann and Erie streets, West Side, has been reopened for the summer with many new features.. Mr. Sayfoot has made the pool larger and has increased the size of the dressing rooms. A fishpond with many specimens of gold fish, benches and swings have been added as part of the equipment of the grounds. Signs have been furnished by Kennywood park, while the McKeesport water department furnishes fresh water twice a week. A radio is being installed. A platform has been built where the children can go out of this water and take healthful sun baths.. The owner of the pool announces that children of Glassport and Dravosburg will be made welcome as well as those of this city. Parents may accompany their children. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1930 --- The Community Picnic--- An article appearing in a publicationwhich was distributed on Thursday, June 5, under the head "Eagles Again to Foster Annual Picnic" was commented on today by Joseph Stabler as follows:.. This referred-to-picnic is a community affair, and therefore cannot be fostered by one organization. The Community Association is compsed of delegates of the various organizations of the borough, namely, Borough Council, borough school board, the Eagles, the Odd Fellows, Civic borough fire departments No. 1 and 2, Flint Glassworkers, police department, American Legion, Boy Scouts of America troops No. 1,2,3 and 5, Business Men's Committee and Sons of Italy, assisted by all the local doctors and other persons interested.. "This year's picnic is being arranged for by these delegates in the same manner as arrangements were made for the picnic held the two predeeding years.."The fact that the picnic was held in the Eagles' hall is no indication that the picnic is being fostered by that organization alone. At the meeting the following officers were elected: Chairman L. H. Jackson, (businessman); vice president Eugene Conley, (member of the Flint Glass Workers); secretary, Joseph Pater, (businessman); treasurer, Stephen Kenneth (member Fraternal Order of Eagles)."Although the Business Men's association did not assist in any way in the past community picnics, a delegation of the organization attend the meeting last Tuesday, but because of not being satisfied with having equal voice with the other organizations that make up the Community Association, they retired after much discussion. It is hoped that a new committee will be appointed to attend the next meeting of the Community Association and that there will be better results.. "Former Chairman Joseph Stabler resigned because of his time being taken up with other duties, but assured the association of his support and good will.. "A contract for the picnic to be held at Olympia Park was accepted but the date has not been set. The next meeting will be held June 17 in the Eagles hall at 8 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- SCOUTS AT CAMP --- Glassport Boy Scouts, troop 5, spent Saturday and Sunday at Camp Russell, Elizabeth. The scouts passed tests in hiking, cooking and camp craft.. Many parents of the scouts visited the camp and were pleased with the manner in which the scouts conducted their activities. The camp was in charge of Messrs. Roy Keller and Charles Hancock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- BAKE SALE --- The ladies of the First Presbyterian church will hold a bake sale on Saturday, June 21, at McGovern's confectionery store from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. There will be home baked cakes, pies, doughnuts, cookies, buns, bread, etc. on sale. Anyone wishiing to place an order can call Mrs. John Lapsley or Mrs. J. D. Campbell. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- ANOTHER SHOOT --- The Glassport Sportsmen's club will hold its third clap pigeon shoot on the hill range back of McMullen's. The shoot will start at 6 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- MEETINGS TONIGHT --- The board of school directorswill meet this evening in monthly session at the High School.. The June session of council will be held tonight, in the municipal building. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL --- The annual strawberry festival held by the Golden Hour Bible class of the Methodist church, Mrs. M. J. Naser, teacher, will be held on Friday evening in the basement of the church. Tickets are on sale and can be secured from any member of the class. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- CHURCH BOARD MEETS --- The Sunday school board of the Methodist church will meet this evening, while tomorrow evening the official board will meet. The time is 8 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1930 --- (Other News) --- The regular meeting of Branch No. 743, L. C. B. A. , will be held tomorrow evening, when a large attendance of the members is expected.. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hoover and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Williams and children Marie and Jimmy, of Monongahela avenue have returned from a visit to Mrs. O. E. Green, of Andover, N. Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 12, 1930 --- LAWN FETE --- The Glad Hand Bible class of St. John Lutheran church will sponsor a lawn fete on the parsonage lawn, Seventh street and Vermont avenue at 7 p.m., Saturday.. Home-baked cakes, with ice cream and lemonade will be served. The public is invited. The affair will be held in the church basement if the weather is inclement. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1930 --- STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL --- The Golden Hour Bible class of the Methodist church, Mrs. M. J. Naser, teacher, will hold a strawberry festival tomorrow evening in the basement of the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1930 --- BAKE SALE --- The ladies of the First Presbyterian church will hold a bake sale on Saturday, June 21, at McGovern's confectionery store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be home baked cakes, pies doughnuts, cookies, buns, bread, etc. on sale. Anyone wishing to place an order can call Mrs. John Lapsley or Mrs. J. D. Campbell. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1930 --- LADIES AID --- The Ladies Aid society of the Methodist church will meet this evening at 8 o'clock in the church parlors. The president, Mrs. S. Gillie, will preside. The chairlady is Mrs. McClelland, and her assistants are Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Birch and Mrs. Schmidt. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1930 --- ODD FELLOWS --- Monongahela Valley lodge No. 467 I. O. O. F. will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the lodge rooms with Noble Grand Ralph Dudley in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1930 --- BASEBALL TONIGHT --- There will be a baseball game this evening at the Ninth street grounds between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and the Grandview Odds starting at 6:30 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June13, 1930 --- GLASSPORT --- Mrs. D.E. Howard of Versailles avenue announces the marriage of her daughter, Edna May, to Joseph Holroyd, son of John A. Holroyd of Monongahela avenue, Otto...They are residing in Flint, Mich. McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 2005. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 16, 1930 --- PARTY AT GLASSPORT --- A party was held recently in honor of Miss Margaret Lewis and Stanley Pruszko at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ivanoski of Iowa avenue, Glassport... Refreshments were served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Frank Herman and Miss Stella Kmiotik...Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herman, Mr. and Mrs. John Winners, Mrs. George Worck, Mrs. Mary Pateo, Mrs. Alek Tyszkiewicz, Mrs. Louis Quinn, Mrs. Joseph Pruszko, Miss Stella Kmiotik, Miss Mary Worke, Miss Blanche Worek, Miss Pauline Zawada, Miss Alice Milczarczyk, Miss Anna Zawodniak, Miss Mary Growacki, Miss Clara Shadwick, Miss Kathryn Lewis, Miss Helen Shimy Miss Lewis and Mr. Pruszko, the honor guests, and the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Ivanoski. McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 2005. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 24, 1930 --- PERSONALS --- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hall of Monongahela avenue, Glassport, a son, yesterday at noon at the Painter Memorial hospital. Before her marriage Mrs. Hall was Miss Martha White of McKeesport. McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA June/July, 2005. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 26, 1930 --- PARADE TO PRECEDE BUSINESS PICNIC --- Athletic events and contests of many kinds are to be the featured attractions at the Glassport Business Men's association picnic next Tuesday at Kennywood park. Aquatic events are to commence at 11 a. m. with field events starting at 2:30 in the afternoon.. On Monday evening a parade will be held in the borough and the Glassport American legion Bugle corps, for whom the picnic is being held, will march. Elizabeth and Clairton Legions will also participate, as well as business men with automobiles. ' Kennywood park is to have attractions in the parade.. Tuesday has been declared a half holiday by Burgess Seward J. Gross. The program of sporting events as published last Wednesday ,will be staged.. In the tug of war, upper Monongahela will have Frank Kelly as pivot, and lower Monongahela Milton Snyder. A prize for this event will be donated to the American Legion. Many prizes will be awarded.. The baseball contest begins at 6:15 p. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 26, 1930 --- Party Proves Benefit To Legion Musicians --- The lawn fete and card party held last evening on the lawn of the new American Legion hall proved a success. The affair was held for the benefit of the Legion's recently organized drum and bugle corps, funds being used to get uniforms. . The local corps has practiced diligently and has made several public appearances, the most recent being in Clairton last week. The personnel of the corps is as follows: Fred Clague, Earl Gross, Lee Knight, Don Ross, Paul Kohler, Schuyler Coddington, Roy Cothery, John Thomas, Joseph Meharra, John Bieziki, Roy Quinn, August Quiring, Thomas Lapsley, Raymond Wawrzeniak, H. Cody Mudd, Edward Babyak, Jacob Harbaugh, Andrew Edding, Herman Freyer, Arthur Mayou, George Polite, William Hutton, George Payne, J. Ed. Burt. The officers are: George Payne, manager; Wllliam Hutton, quartermaster; Don Ross, assistant quartermaster; T. Ed. Burt, musical director; Fred Clague, drill captain; Earl Gross, bugle sergeant; George Polite, secretary.. The corps' next appearance will be on Monday evening when it will take part in the parade held for the benefit of the Merchants and Industrial picnic. Members are to meet at the Legion hall at 7 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1930 --- BOARD MEETS --- There will be a meeting of the Sunday school board of the First Methodist Church this evening at 8 o'clock in the church parlors. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1930 --- BASEBALL TONIGHT --- There will be a baseball game this evening at 6:30 o'clock at the Ninth street grounds between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and the Pitcairn Railroad club. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1930 --- MATCH WEDNESDAY --- The Glassport Sportmen club will go to Lebanon on Wednesday evening to engage the gun club of that place in a clay pigeon match. This will be the third of a five game series with each team having already won one match. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1930 --- SCHOOL BOARD MEETS -- The monthly meeting of the Glassport board of school directors will be held this evening in the high school. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1930 --- Loser To Glassport In Saturday Battle --- Oilers Score 7 - 3 Victory Over St. John's Club In Dull Game -- In a dull game played Saturday at the Ninth street grounds, the Glassport Griffin Oilersdefeated the St. John's club of the Pittsburgh Central league by the score of 7 to 3. The Oilers scoredsix runs in the second inning to win the game. Hopkins and Hynock twirled for the winners, while Jenox and Heller pitched for the losers, the latter's relief pitching being the feature as he held the Oilers scoreless in the last four innings.. Messler and McKeeta each had two of the Griffins' nine hits, Dawson of the losers hit a home run in the first inning.. One of the best attractions of the season is on hand tonight at the Ninth street grounds, when the Pitcairn Railroad club will play the Oilers. Glassport holds a 5 to 3 victory over the Railroaders which was won in July at Pitcairn. Pitcairn has such stars as Carnegie, Durkin, Frey, Siegfried and Hilty in its lineup. The league game scheduled with Port Vue will be played on Wednesday evening at Glassport. Saturday's score:

GLASSPORT AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Messier, lf 3 1 2 1 0 0
Mansfield,2b 3 1 0 2 2 1
McKeeta,3b 2 2 2 0 0 0
Rushe, 3b 2 0 1 0 0 0
Bisco, 1b-mf 3 1 1 1 0 0
Duncan, mf 1 0 1 0 0 0
Fedor, 1b 1 0 0 4 0 1
Turkaly, ss 4 0 1 0 2 0
Herlehy, rf 3 1 1 2 0 0
Germek, c 2 1 0 6 1 0
Snyder, c 0 0 0 2 0 0
Hopkins, p 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hynock, p 3 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 27 7 9 18 6 3
St. John's.....101 100 - 3
Glassport.....160 000 - 7
Two-base hits: Messier, Sisco, Bush; home run, dawson. Sacrifice hits: Mansfield, Duncan. Stolen bases McKeeta, Sisco, Herlehy 2, Germek Heller. Struck out by Hycock 6, by Heller 1. Bases on balls: Off Hynock2, of Janok 2, off Heller 2. Umpire Krauss.
Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 6, 1930 --- COQUETTES MEET --- The regular meeting of the Coquette club was held last evening at the home of Eleanor Andrews, 324 Erie Avenue. Card playing was a feature. The card prize was won by Agnes Matay and the draw prize by Ann Mullen. Lunch was served by Mrs. Andrews. Those present were Eleanor Andrews, Genevieve Snyder, Marion Pullin, Ann Mullen, Agnes Matey, Margaret Petras, Glada Fern Marks, Sarah Hickey and Viola Hacker.. The club will celebrate its first anniversary by taking a week-end trip to Conneaut Lake on August 24. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 6, 1930 --- ROTARY MEETS --- The Glassport Rotary club met last evening in the Presbyterian church with the program in charge of A. A. Raden. Attorney Samuel A. Weiss was the club speaker. Guests were present from Charleroi, Clairton and McKeesport. Next week's meeting will be in charge of John Fabry. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 6, 1930 --- BRUSH FIRE CONTINUES --- A brush fire on the hill broke out anew yesterday and Glassport firemen fought most of the day to extinguish it. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 6, 1930 --- BASEBALL TONIGHT --- There will be a baseball game this evening at the Ninth street grounds between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and the Port Vue Odds at 6:30 o'clock. This will be a Daily News league contest. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1930 ---FALSE ALARM --- Glassport firemen had a comparative easy day yesterday as only one alarm was turned in and this proved to be false. A brush fire extinguished on Tuesday was dangerous. It threatened several houses and some cows. The location was on the hill near Broadway and Wall street. . Firemen of both companies worked from noon to 6 o'clock to get the fire under control. Difficulties in connecting the hose also hindered the firemen. The fire is believed to have started when a piece of paper caught fire from a garbage dump and blew onto the dry grass. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1930 --- NOTES AND PERSONALS --- Lieutenant A. E. Lloyd of the Glassport police department is back on duty after spending a two-week's vacation in Ohio.. Monongahela Valley lodge, No. 147, I.O.O.F., will meet this evening at8 o'clock in the lodge rooms with Noble Grand Ralph Dudley in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1930 --- PRIZE AWARDED --- There will be a baseball game on Saturday evening at 6:30 on the Ninth street grounds between Glassport and Dawson, Pa. There will be a five-dollar gold piece awarded to the person holding the lucky ticket. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1930 --- GLASSPORT SPORTSMEN VICTORIOUS --- Glassport Sportsmen travelled to Lebanon range las evening and won over the club of of that place in the third of a five-match series of clay-pigeon shoots. Glassport won by eight birds, breaking 111 out of 125, while Lebanon broke 103.. A. Granger led the Glassport shooters with 24 broken targets out of 25. Following are the scores, with the five high men of each team counting in the scoring: Granger 24, Wernke 22, Willis 22, Dworek 22, Hartman 21, Linn 21, J. Smith 21, Renner 21, A. Smith Sr. 20, A. Smith Jr. 20, Baxter 20, Neidermeyer 20, Shatting 20, Noss 20, Lapsley 19, McClintock 19. Scores in the extra event were A. Smith Jr 24, Renner 23, Wernkde 23, Neidermeyer 21, J. Smith 18, Lapsley 18, Dworek 18., The fourth match will be held next Wednesday evening on the Glassport hill range. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.


August 9, 1930 --- MINIATURE GOLF COURSE --- A miniature golf course is being erected at First and Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, and will be open to the public next Tuesday. Four Glassport men, A.W. Day, C. E. Redman, V.E. Griffin, and Earl Byers are the owners. The course will be known as "Sun-Tan" golf course. It is being erected by R. M. Day, contractor of Washington, Pa. and one of the holes is 71-feet long. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 9, 1930 --- PERSONAL --- William Derfinger and son Phillip of 615 Vermont avenue, have returned from a motor trip to Springfield, Ky. They were accompanied home by Mr. Derfinger's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Perkins, who will spend an extended visit with a number of relatives and friends in this vicinity. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 11, 1930 --- COUNCIL MEETS --- The August meeting of the Glassport council will be held on Monday evening at 8 o'clock in the council chambers. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 11, 1930 --- PRIZE AT GAME --- Tonight at the Ninth street grounds the Glassport Griffin Oilers, leaders of the Daily News league , will play the Dawson Allstars beginning at 6:30 o'clock. A five-dollar gold piece will be awarded as a prize to one of the fans. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 11, 1930 --- COURSE SOON READY --- The miniature golf course being erected at First and Monongahela avenues is nearing completion and will be ready the middle part of next week. The lights for night playing have been installed, and the fence which will inclose the course is expected to arrive today, according to A.W. Day and C. E. Redman. Those two men, together with V.E. Griffin, and Earl Byers are the owners of the course, which is called the "Sun-Tan." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 11, 1930 --- PERSONAL --- The Misses Pearl and Ettie Weiss of 543 Vermont avenue, have returned home after a two week's vacation at Columbus, O., where they visited with friends. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 14, 1930 --- QUINN FUNERAL HELD --- Funeral Services for Fred A. Quinn, Glassport police sergeant who was killed in an automobile accident at Stoyestown early Sunday Morning, were held yesterday morning at St. Cecilia's church with the Rev. W. A. O"Hara officiating. Interment was made in the New St. Joseph's cemetery. There was a motorcycle guard of policemen from Clairton, McKeesport and Duquesne. Members of the Glassport police department were pall-bearers. The entourage numbered 98 automobiles and the funeral was said to be the largest ever held in Glassport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 14, 1930 --- BLOCK PARTY --- The block party to be held by Glassport American Legion post No. 443 will start on August 23 and continue until August 30. There will be a ferris wheel and other amusements on the Legion's grounds, where the affair will be held. There will be $100 given in gold prizes. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 14, 1930 --- CROWDS AT COURSE --- The "Sun-Tan" minature golf course opened last evening at First and Monongahela streets and many Glassport people and outsiders were in attendance. Those making a hole-in-one were given an extra round. One of the holes is 71 feet long. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 15, 1930 --- SCHOOL BOARD MEETS --- The Glassport board of school directors met last evening in the high school building with the following present: E.A. Wadsworth, T. C. Lapsley, S. B. Shrontz, Andrew Granger, George M. Marks and Supervising Principal John S. Hart. The auditor's report was read and filed.. The building committee reported that the fire escape had been painted and the lawn of the High School repaired as per instructions. The supply committee was authorized to purchase a coal truck for the furnaces in the High School. The secretary was authorized to arrange for a meeting between the fire adjustor and the board in regards to the recent fire in the High School.. E. E. Williams was re-elected truant officer for the local schools. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 15, 1930 --- RESCUES BOY --- Before noon yesterday, Teddy Lesowsky, bout 14, was bathing in the Monongahela river near Third street when he was siezed with cramps. Lester Garland, about 19, walking on the bank heard the boy's cries and rushed to the rescue without removing his clothing. He reached Lesowsky as the boy was going down for the second time. To subdue the struggles of the boy, Garland was forced to knock him unconcious and finally, with the assistance of Nick Marcinello, pulled Lesowsky ashore. Artificial respiration was used to revive Lesowsky. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 15, 1930 --- PERSONALS --- Mr. and Mrs. Adam Tyszkiewicz and children Jessis and Junior, have returned home from a 10-day motor trip to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and other points in that section.. The Glassport Rotary club meets tonight at 6:15 in the Presbyterian church.. Glassport Sportsmen will hold no shoot on Wednesday evening at the hill range. Instead, the Sportsmen will go to Lebanon and will engage that team in the third match of the series.. Born -- To Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Messler, of Indiana avenue, a son. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 11, 1930 --- CARD PARTY --- Miss Evelyn Granger of 724 Ohio avenue entertained with a card party at her home on Friday evening. Five Hundred was played. Miss Anna Cairns won the first prize and Miss Leona Wadsworth won second prize. A delicious luncheon was seved by the hostess. Those present were Misses Helen Cole, Anna Cairns, Gerta Carlson, Ina Carlson, Leona Wadsworth, Dorothy Holroyd, Jeannette Granger and Evelyn Granger. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 11, 1930 --- Glassport American Legion post No. 443 will hold a stag party this evening in the Odd Fellows hall. The affair is held in honor of Armistice Day. AMERICAN LEGION --- Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 11, 1930 --- FOOTBALL GAME --- Glassport high school's next football game will be with Fayette City on Friday at that place. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 11, 1930 --- POSTPONE COUNCIL MEET --- Owing to the fact that this is Armistice Day, Chairman James Hughes has postponed the regular council meeting which was to have been held today, to next Monday evening, November 17. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- GIRL SCOUTS --- Girl Scouts, troop 31, will not meet this evening. The Scouts held a Halloween party last Thursday in the Lutheran church. Games were played. Lunch was served by the patrol leaders. The scouts had guests, Rev. and Mrs. Lansberry. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- AMERICAN LEGION --- Glassport American Legion post, No. 443, will not meet tomorrow evening as the meeting time has been changed to the first and third Fridays of each month instead of every Friday as it was in the case previously. The legion will hold a stag party in the Off Fellow's hall on November 11, and all on-service men are invited. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- FOOTBALL GAME --- Glassport high school will play the Franklin township school of Murraysville on Saturday Afternoon at the latter place. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- Monongahela Valley Lodge, No. 547, I.O.O.F. will have a class of service candidates for initiatory degree this evening. Arrangements will be made for the participation of the local lodge in the grand masters' class ...ODD FELLOWS --- Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- VOTERS OF GLASSPORT --- I wish to express my sincere thanks for the splendid vote and support tendered me Tuesday by the Third ward voters which resulted in my election to council. ADAM TYSKIEWICZ Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- GLASSPORT VOTERS --- I wish to take this means to thank my friends in Glassport for their support and votes whcih resulted in my re-election to the school board. E.B. DETWILER Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- Thanks Glassport Voters --- I desire to express my sincere thanks for the splendid and support rendered Tuesday by the voters of the Third ward resulting in my election to council. THOMAS GRANGER Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1930 --- GLASSPORT VOTERS--- I hereby express my sincere thanks for the splendid vote tendered me by the voters of the borough on Tuesday. Although defeated... (not readable) ANDREW GRANGER Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 13, 1931 --- Banking Report --- The school banking report for this week follows: First ward - Miss Margaret Edmunson, 21 depositors, 66 percent, $5.79; Miss Anne Matey 15 depositors. 62 percent, $3.16. Total. $8.95.. Second ward - Mrs. Bertha Dietz, 24 depositors, 59 percent, $11.63; Miss Mary Russell, 15 depositors, 33 percent, $4.01; Miss Thelma Snyder, 10 depositors. 26 percent, $4.39; Miss Violet Schlichting, 13 depositors, 34 percent. $2.70; Miss Eleanor Klein, 18 depositors, 45 percent, $5.11; Miss Helen Cole, 7 depositors, 13 percent, $1.04; Miss Claire Gressler. 10 depositors, 24 percent, $3.79; Miss Leona Wadsworth, 12 depositors, 29 percent, $2.24; Miss Mae Gearing, 10 depositors, 25 percent, $3.26; Miss Anna Broder, 10 depositors. 28 percent, $4.56; Miss Flora M. Smith. 10 depositors. 26 percent, $3.89. Total, $46.53.. Third wand - Miss Evelyn Granger, 22 depositors. 52 percent, $5.67; Miss Gwen Richards, 23 depositors, 56 percent, $7.62; Miss Anna Cairns, 17 depositors, 47 percent, $2.81; Miss Helen Graf, 20 depositors, 50 percent, $6.56; Miss Ina Carlson, 18 depositors, 48 percent, $4.46: Miss Ann Heath, 16 depositors. 41 percent, $4.60; Xilis6 June McMichael, 19 depositors, 46 percent, $5.50: Miss Mildred Snyder. 7 depositors, 18 percent, $6.20; Miss Gwen Hough, 18 depositors, 44 percent, $4.04; Miss Maude Smith, 7 depositors, 24 percent, $2.02; Miss Carolyn Hunt, 15 depositors, 38 percent, $4.83. Total. $54.31.. Junior high school - Miss Mary J. Easton, 25 cents; Miss Blanche Heath. $3.55; Miss Elsie McClure, $1 : Miss Naomi Birch, $1.45; Miss Meredith Murray, 35 cents; Miss Dorothy Holroyd, 77 cents; Miss Edna G. Cruthers, 65 cents. Total, $8.02.. Total depositors, 377, Amount, $117.81. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1931 --- POTATO SALAD SALE --- The Junior class of Glassport high school will hold a potato salad sale tomorrow afternoon in the high school kitchen. To leave orders call J. S. Hart. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1931 --- GAME TONIGHT --- The final games of the basketball season will be played tonight in the gymnasium. At 8 o'clock, Glassport Junior high will play the Senior high team. At 9 o'clock, the Goldenson Vanities of Pittsburgh will play the Glassport high school girls. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1931 --- GLASSPORT --- Another play will be presented before the end of the school term. Practice has begun on it and the play will be presented by Juniors and Seniors, under the direction of W. F. Elwood. The play is entitled "It Never Rains." It will probably be staged the last part of May. Harry Dippold, physical instructor, has called a practice for track candidates tonight after school. Glassport high will probably have several entries in the Allegheny County track meet to be held on May 15 at the Schenley Oval, Pittsburgh, for Junior and Senior high school teams. The gym show will again be given this year under the direction of Mr. Dippold around May 15. The groups have been drilled faithfully by the instructor and a better gym show than the one last year will probably be staged. McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA April/May, 2006. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1931 --- AWARD CONTRACTS AT BOARD MEETING --- The awarding of contracts for various supplies occupied a large portion of the meeting of the school board last night at the high school. President of the board, Dr. E. L. Erhard, T. C. Lapsley, S. B. Schrontz, E. B. Detwiler, George M. Marks, Supervising Principal J. S. Hart, high school principal M. J. Naser and Solicitor James H. McClure were in attendance.. The contract for 50 tablet-arm desks for use in the high school was awarded to Louis Schaum of McKeesport, representing the Royal Metal Manufacturing company, at his low bed of $6.44 each.. The auditors gave their report for the school year ending Ju1931. The report was accepted.. The contract for play equipment was awarded to the Raden company of Glassport at its low bid of $124.89. The contract for drawing supplies was awarded to Eugene Dietz and company of Pittsburgh at its low bid of $82. Fabry Hardware company of Glassport received the bid for the home economics supplies at its low bid of $14.61. The contract for the erecting of two partitions in the high school building was awarded to Lapsley brothers of Glassport at their low bid of $104.53. Lumber supplies contract for the shop was awarded to Glassport Lumber company at its low bid of $253. J. L. Shaffer of Otto was awarded the contract for the painting of two rooms and hall in the First ward building at his low bid of $90. Biology and general science supplies contract was awarded to Chicago Apparatus company at its low bid of $101.47.. A letter was read from J. B. Hershey of McKeesport asking information as to the number of rooms in the schools as Congressman Clyde Kelly is to present a picture of George Washington to every room. All bills, properly authorized were ordered payed.. It was announced that the schools would open on September 8. The next meeting of the board will be held on September 8 instead of the seventh as the latter day is labor day. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1931 --- Fireman Are Prepared For Four-Day Event --- Everything is in readiness for Citizen's hose company No. 1 to start its four-day street fair tomorrow night at Fifth street and Monongahela avenue The committee in charge has arranged all details and assures the success of the event.. Bingo will be the feature on the opening night, while a fireman's parade will be held on Thursday night with companies from all over the country participating. Prizes will be awarded for best appearance, for best fife and drum corps, for best band, for most men in line, and for farthest distance.. The affair is being held for the benefit of a payment on the truck. The committee in charge consists of Thomas McKernan, chairman, andrew Bassler, Michael Gribshaw, Alfred Borelli, Frank Dworek, Stanley Stinner, Joseph Meharra, Harry James. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1931 --- Business Men Meet --- There will be a meeting of the Glassport Business Men tonight at 8:30 o'clock in the office of Attorney Samuel Weiss, 540 Monongahela avenue. All business men are requested to attend this important meeting as the sporting events program will be detailed and other business discussed.. Entrants for the pajama prade must send their applications in before August 10. Applications can be left at Attorney Weiss' office. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1931 --- Rotary Holds Picnic --- The Glassport Rotary club held a corn roast and picnic for the members and their families last night at the Stone manse at South park. A large number attended, with golf, quoits and mushball games forming the chief diversions, while there were some games for the children.. The committee in charge consisted of Grover C. DeLaney, C. E. Redman, Ralph N. Claypool, J. Martin Baker and Ed Hodgson. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1931 --- Odd Fellows Meet --- Monongahela Valley Lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F. will meet in its rooms Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. There will be a large delegation present from Turtle Creek lodge and the lodges will meet in a game of indoor baseball. It is expected that about 70 members will accompany the Turtle Creek lodge. Ralph Dudley is in charge of the entertainment committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 3, 1931 --- SWORD WINNER IN GLASSPORT SHOOT --- Rain kept down the number of shooters participating in the weekly event of the Glassport Sportsman's association yesterday, at which the following scores were made: Sword, 20; A. Granger, 19; Shatting, 19; Renner, 17; Twisord, 13. In the Yenter event, the following scores were made: Sword, 24; Granger, 17; Twisord, 14; Renner, 16.. In a special event last Saturday, Renner defeated Granger by a score of 19 to 17. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 4, 1931 --- Glassport Eagles Plan Benefit Dance Tomorrow --- Glassport aerie No. 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a benefit dance in the hall, 605 Allegheny avenue, Saturday night, for the benefit of a member who has been ill for a year. A committee of glassworkers are co-operating with the Eagles in holding this affair which promises to be a success as many tickets have already been sold. Dancing will be from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 4, 1931 --- Brothers Visited By Stork on Same Day --- The stork paid a visit to the homes of two Glassport brothers on the same day, recently. Sons were born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tacik, of 1001 Vermont avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Tacik of 618 Eighth street. Mrs. F. L. Tacik was formerly Miss Marie Mularz of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. L. M. Tacik was formerly Clara Hays of Glassport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 4, 1931 --- Painting Walks Banned --- Burgess Seward J. Gross yesterday banned the painting of the streets or sidewalks, due to several difficulties over this matter. Hereafter, anyone disobeying this order will be dealt with according to law. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1931 --- Resume Rehearsals --- Joe Cox's American Legion orchestra will resume rehearsals tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the American Legion home on Monongahela avenue. All interested in joining the orchestra are invited to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 5, 1931 --- Leave on Trip--- George Tomko, Gean Salvi, Victor Meisl, Michael Gracon and David Salvi, all of Glassport, left today for a motor trip over the weekend to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The party left in Mr. Tomko's automobile. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 5, 1931 --- Port Vue and Glassport In 1 - 1 Deadlock --- Port Vue Pavlics, winners of the first half of The Daily News Junior league, failed in their efforts to deadlock the Clairton Merriwells for the second half title last night when they played a 1 to 1 tie with the Glassport Athletics at Romine avenue field. The game was called at the end of seven innings because of darkness.. Sam Vignovic and Halmela engaged in a spirited pitching battle with Halmela, a Glassport star moundsman, having a slight edge. He limited the Pavlics to four hits and fanned 13 batters, while Vignovic was touched for five safities. Only the sensational fielding of the Pavlics at several critical stages of the game saved the Port Vue aggregation from defeat. A perfect throw by Tate in the fourth inning cut down a Glassport run. In the last inning, Tabler of Glassport opened with a double and Shyosky followed suit, but perfect throws from Hall to Tate to Spalla cut down Tabler's attempt to score on the hit.. Port Vue counted on its lone tally in the first inning. "Gink" Hall tripled and stole home a moment later. Glassport tied the score in the fourth. Mal reached first on an error and advanced to second on an out. Antico singled but Mal was thrown out at the plate, Antico going to second on the play and scoring later on an error. The same teams will meet again Tuesday.. Tomorrow afternoon, at Romine field, the Pavlics play the second game of their series with the Billys, while on monday, the Brownsville junior league champs will oppose the Pavlics at Romine avenue field. Last evening's score:

Pavlics - AB R H P A E Glassport- AB R H P A E
Hall, cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 Zurenda, ss 3 0 0 1 0 0
Orzulak, 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 Mingo, 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0
Kovacovic, 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 Mal, 2b 3 0 0 13 0 0
B. Vignovic, 1b 4 0 0 4 0 0 Olyar, rf 3 0 0 1 0 0
Tate, 2b 3 0 1 5 4 0 Antico, 2b 3 1 2 0 1 0
Obusek, lf 3 0 0 3 0 0 Tabler, cf 2 0 1 0 0 0
Jakomas, rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 Shyosky, lf 3 0 0 3 0 0
Axel, ss 2 0 0 1 1 1 Grancea, 1b 3 0 0 2 0 0
Spalla, c 2 0 0 6 1 0 Halmela, p 2 0 0 1 0 0
S. Vignovic 3 0 0 1 1 0
Totals 25 1 4 21 7 2 Totals 25 1 5 21 2 0
Pavlics.......100 000 0 - 1
Athletics....000 100 0 - 1

Two-base hits - Antico, Tabler. Three-base hit - Hall. Stolen bases - Hall. Struck out - By Vignovic 4, by Halmela, 13. Bases on balls - off Halmela 4. hit by pitched ball - Orzulak. Umpires - Dominic and Sauers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1931 --- Large Crowd Attends Mass Meeting Here --- A political mass meeting was held at the Republican headquarters 708 Monongahela avenue, Saturday evening with a large crowd in attendance.. Thomas Granger was chairman of the meeting. Thomas M. Marshall, candidate for court of common pleas, told of his qualifications and said that he believed the judges should represent the people. He said that he did not have the "big business" view in his candidacy.. Harry H. Negley another candidate for court of common pleas, advocated a square deal for the poor man.. Alexander P. Lindsay another common pleas court candidate, was unable to be present and had another speaker talk for him. B. Robert Averbach spoke in behalf of the candidacy of Robert Cain for county treasurer. He also lauded Senator Coyne.. Senator James J. Coyne, candidate for county commissioner said: "I am opposed to airports and town halls at present, believing that work should be given to those who want it." He also said that if elected, he would not make the office a 'welfare department..' Frank A. Piekarski. candidate for common pleas court judge, advocated prompt and speedy trial of all cases; dispensing of justice, not law, with an even hand; a judiciary composed of men who are independent, fearless in action and free from every improper influence.. Charles A. Waldschmidt, solicitor of the City of Pittsburgh, candidate for common pleas court judge, outlined his activities and qualifications.. Oscar Harter spoke in behalf of Joseph H. Reich, common pleas court judge candidate, William H. Tucker, a colored. member of the legislature, spoke in behalf of the candidacies of Coyne for county commissioner and John J. McGrath for county court judge.. John Douglas, Jr. spoke in behalf of his candidacy for clerk of courts, and Assistant District Attorney Russell Adams spoke in behalf of Andrew C. Park for district attorney.. Dr. Jacob Nill of McKeesport, candidate for director of the poor, told of his qualifications, and said that he was running with K. William Schuchman of Dormont.. Carl C. Baldrige, candidate for court of common pleas, next spoke, and N. L. Wymard outlined his qualifications for judge of county court. Alexander J. Billski spoke in behalf of Senator Coyne.. Attorney Robert Mellin spoke in behalf of William H. McNaugher, candidate for common pleas court judge. George V. Beech and Paul M. Bardes, candidates for director of the poor, told of their qualifications.. John J. McGrath and James Phillip O'Connor, candidates for county court judge, each spoke in behalf of their candacies.. Local candidates who spoke were: Harry P. Rommel, candidate for Second ward council; Samuel J. Dudley, Jr., candidate for auditor; Harry Byard, candidate for school director; Joseph Katchmark, candidate for Second ward constable; Albert J. Grice candidate for constable in Third ward, and Albert Delfini, candidate for constable in First ward. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1931 --- Farewell Party --- A farewell party was given recently by the Glassport M. E. choir association in the Sunday school room in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Morrish and daughter, Sylvia. The Morrish family will sail for England on September 23. After lunch had been served by the committee in charge, a handbag was presented to Mrs Morrish by Mrs. W. G. Feick in behalf of the choir association. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- SCHOOL BOARD AND COUNCIL PLAN TO BUY BALL FIELD --- As a result of the meeting of the school board last night it was learned that the grounds located at Ninth street, known as the Ninth street ball grounds, will soon be purchased from the Glassport Land company by the school board and borough council. Several informational meetings between William Nicols of the land company and members of the school board, council and Burgess Gross have been held and the matter was discussed. The school board will purchase the five acres of ground for approximately $34,000 while council will buy the rest. The ground consists of 9 1/3 acres. At last night's meeting of the board, the directors, by a unanimous vote, authorized a resolution of desire be drawn up for the purchase of the ground.. No definite use of the the field has been decided upon, officils say, they merely taking advantage of an opportunity to buy the ground, which probably some day will be the school athletic field, at what they regard as a very favorable price.. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report was received The latter report showed that the board had received the semi-annual state appropriation of $7,426.33.. The building committee reported the the buildings had been in good shape for the opening of school, and that the painting had been done in the First ward.. The teachers committee reported that W. F. Elwood had resigned as teacher of English in the high school and C. F. Milford, of Pittsburgh was elected to fill the vacancy at a salary of $1,200.. The supply committee reported that the 30 tablet-arm desks had been purchased at ordered. J. A. Davis was awarded the contract for electrical supplies at his low bid of $103.. J. P. Hickey, manager of Olympia park, was present, and the board accepted the contract for the school picnic to be held Tuesday, June 7, 1932. All bills, property authorized were ordered paid.. Dr. E. L. Erhard presided at the meeting at which all the directors attended. T. C. Lapsley, S. B. Schrontz, E. A. Wadsworth, Andrew Granger, E. B. Detwiler, George M. Marks, Supervising Principal J. S. Hart, High School Principal M. J. Naser and Soliciter James H. McClure. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Ladies' Aid to Meet --- The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church, will meet Thursday evening at 8 o'clock in the Sunday school room of the church. Election of officers for the ensuing term will be held, and final arrangements will be made for the rummage sale by the society September 24, 25 and 26. The lunch committee consists of Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Cochenour, Mrs. Crouch and Mrs. C.C. Davis.. The president, Mrs. Robinson, desires that all dime cards and Christmas card money be turned in at this time. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- In Auto Crash --- While ona fishing trip, Labor Day, three Glassporters, Joe W. Kaeslin, Ike Cochenour and Charles Snyder, were in an auto wreck. When two trucks attempted to pass on the road near Frostburg, Md., the car driven by Cochenour was struck. The rear end of the Glassporter's car was badly damaged, but fortunately no one was in the rumble seat. None of the occupants of the car car was injured other than bruises and shock. Mr. Kaeslin is candidate for high constable in the borough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Missionary Society --- The Ladies' Missionary society of the First Presbyterian church will meet tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the church parlors. All members have been requested to attend. The hostesses for the meeting are Mrs. J. D. Campbell and Mrs. A. E. Lapsley. This will mark the resumption of meetings after the summer holiday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Rotary Meets --- The Glassport Rotary club met last night in the Presbyterian church with the program in charge of Ralph N. Claypool. J. Martin Baker was the speaker.. There will be no program at next week's meeting which will be a short one due to election day. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Large Enrollment at Opening of Schools --- Glassport public and parochial schools began the new term yesterday. At the junior-senior high school, Principal Melvin J. Naser announced that the enrollment on the first day was 615 and before the week is up it may reach 640. This is the largest enrollment yet in the high school.. Supervising Principal John S. Hart does not have the accurate enrollment in the grades but it is expected to be around the same as last year, around 850.. There are two new teachers on the faculty of the high school this year, Miss Mary Knauff who will teach history, do library work, and coach the girls' basketball team, and C. F. Milford, who was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. F. Elwood. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Have Visitor --- Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Horne and tthree children, Robert, Harold and Catherine of Johnstown were holiday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cambell of 310 Ohio avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1931 --- Baseball Tonight --- A baseball game will be played tonight at the Ninth street grounds between the Glassport Griffin Oilers and the Port Vue Billys. Play starts at 6:15 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 10, 1931 --- RENNER WINS GLASSPORT SHOOT --- The weekly clay-pigeon shoot of the Glassport Sportsmen's association was held last night on the Glassport hill range with D. Renne copping the event by smashing 25 straight targets. Sword and Shatting were tied for second with 20 each.. Scores in the regular event were: Renner 25, Sword 20, Shatting 20, Renner 19, Twiford 19, Granger 18, Hickes 15, Slick 15.. In the extra event, Granger broke 21 targets. Renner smashed 18 and Hickes had a score of 16. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1931 --- GLASSPORT CHURCHES --- First Baptist, Rev. C. E. Downing, pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. in graded departments. Morning worship at 11 a.m. The pastor will preach the last of a series of sermons relative to the charqacter of Jesus Christ, the subject being "The Omnipresent Christ." B.Y.P.U. meets at 7 p.m. Evening worship at 7:45 p.m. This is the last service of the pastor who leaves to resume his studies in Bosaton, Mass. The evening is to be known as "Members' Night." The program consists of special music by the quartet, baptism and the pastor's farewell sermon, subject "Memories and Futurities.".. First M. E., Rev. C.L. Nevins, pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the morning worship under the leadership of Rev. Clyde L. Nevins. Sermon topic is "Being More Than a Nominal Christian." At 7:45 p.m., will be evening service. Rev. Nevins will read a pulpit editorial on "Shall the Church Enter Politics?" Subject of evening message will be "Playing the Game.".. First Presbyterian, Rev. F. W. Chadwick, pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. Devine worship at 11 a.m. Evening service at 8 p.m. with the subject "Giving and Taking Scandal." Christian Endeavor meets at 7 p.m. with the topic "What Should Our Meetings Accomplish." The leader is George Arthurs.. St. John's Lutheran, Rev. A. G. Lasberry, pastor -- Sunday school at 9:45. Morning worship at 11 o'clock and evening service at 8 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1931 --- $85,000 IN BONDS GIVEN APPROVAL --- An ordinance signifying and expressing the desire of the corporate authorities of the borough to increase the bonded indebtedness of the borough in $85,000 for the purpose of funding the floating indebtedness and providing for the presenting of the refund bond issue at the November election was given third and final reading at last night's meeting of borough council.. Two other ordinances were given third and final readings, one of which prohibits obstruction of sidewalks in the borough and provides a penalty for violation, while the other provides for the dedication of a strip of land at the northwest corner of Marie avenue and Reed street to public use, and increases the width of Marie avenue to the intersection by including the strip of land to be dedicated. Merchants will be able to display their good on part of the sidewalk, but will not be permitted to obstruct passage of pedestrians, as formerly.. In regard to the purchase of the Ninth street ball grounds from the Glassport Land company, two ordinances were given three readings. The school board will purchase five acres and council the rest. Council can only expend $10,000 for this purchase, and will purchase 1-1/2 acres of the ground according to the ordinance. The other ordinance provides that the people shall decide at the November election whether the remainder 2.8 acres shall be purchased at a cost not exceeding $19,500. Proper authorities were authorized to sign aggreement for the purchase of land.. Chairman of the police committee Lucot said that Police Chief Michael Cobak and Lieut. Clarence Urbanski were back on the job after being suspended for 10 days without pay by Burgess Gross. Burgess Gross told coucil why they were suspended, saying it was for selling tickets and blocking traffic. Although the police claimed they were holding a picnic and dance for welfare work, the tickets said it was for the poice pension fund, and Glassport has no fund of this sort, the Burgess said. Mr. Rommel said it was the custom of police in Clairton and other places to stop motorists and ask them to buy tickets.. In regard to the paving of the road between the bridge and the end of the car line, which will be done by the county, with money left over from Monongahela avenue improvement, a letter was read which said a county engineer would estimate the cost of damages. Council had felt that it could not afford to assume property damage costs.. The Pittsburgh Railways company, in a letter to council, said that it would not replace the 4:30 o'clock morning car.. A letter was read from the state department of health stating that it would send an investigator to aid the borough in regard to a sanitory dump. A transfer company said it would check for sidewalk damage as soon as council authorized the signing of a release. The clerk was authorized to return $75 to the water company, for three permits of digging up the streets, which had been replaced in good condition.. A motion was passed that the clerk write to the county commissioners asking for a general hearing on the election districts in the borough, which are not satifactory. A voting machine demonstration for the Third ward was also asked, the other two wards having had demonstrations. A stop sign for the bridge was also asked, the condition without one being dangerous at that point.. The reports of the various officers were received and accepted. All bills, properly authorized, were ordered paid. President of Council James C. O'Brien presided and others attending were George Pforsich, Norman Vanard, H. J. Kennedy, J. C. Lucot, Thomas Granger, Harry P. Rommel, Samuel Ferguson, Burgess Seward J. Gross, boruogh Clerk N. J. Chaverini, Engineer Alex Hutchison and Solicitor C. A. Davis. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1931 --- Parade and Meeting --- The Republican party, with headquarters at Fifth street and Monongahela avenue, held a parade last night through the borough, followed with a speaking program by borough candidates at the Polish Falcon hall. About 85 automobiles took part in the parade, which was led by the Glassport community band in charge of Professor U. Chelli.. At the mass meeting Ray Wawrzeniak was chairman. Those who spoke were John Reed, candidate for Second ward council; Thomas Lapsley, candidate for school director; Jesse Dobbins, candidate for school director; Charles J Tomedolsky, candidate for Second Ward council; Hays Satterfield, candidate for judge of election in Second ward; Frank Tacik, candidate for Third Ward council; O. E. Evans, for the entire ticket; Stanley Rozanski, candidate for Second Ward constable; Walter Adams; Raymond Wawrzeniak, candidate for auditor; Robert Schwerha, Grover C. DeLaney; Burges Seward J. Gross. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1931 --- Fined at Hearing --- Anna Hospodar, 627 Vermont avenue, was arrested twice in one day, once by Officer Urbanski and once by Officer Wible, on disorderly conduct and drunk and disorderly conduct charges. When given a hearing before Burgess Seward J. Gross last night in the police station, she was fined $10 and costs on each charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1931 --- Bible Class Meets --- The E.M.O. Bible class of the First Baptist church met in regular business session last evening with an attendance of 18. The president, Mrs. Lytle Stewart, was in charge. The singing was under the direction of Mrs. James Hammel. Several new members were welcomed.. The class will sponsor a pie social September 24, and a supper is being planned for the early part of November. Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. McClaren and Miss Eastonentertained, and lunch was served by Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Edward Williams.. The class has prospects of a prosperous year despite the depression. The next meeting will be held on the first Monday of October. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1931 --- Missionary Union --- The Jane Downing Missionary Union of the First Baptist church will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening in the church. A program of importance will be carried out.. The chairman of each committee is requested to explain the duties of her office. Each member is asked to present some new ideas for civic missionary work in the borough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 --- Coquettes Meet --- Miss Marion Pullin entertained the Coquette club at her home, 608 Oak way, last evening Card playing was the main feature of the evening, the prize being one by Margaret Petras. The draw prize was won by Glada Fern Marks.. Miss Agnes Matey, student nurse at the Pittsburgh hospital and former member of the club, was the guest of the evening.. The club is planning another theater party in the near future. The next meeting will be heald at the home of Eleanor Andrews. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 --- Birthday Party --- A party was held Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kaeslin, 628 Ohio avenue, in honor of Charlotte Mae Kaeslin's fourth birthday. Games were played and lunch was served. The honor guest received many nice gifts.. Those present were Jean Campayno, dorothy Campayno, Margie Straker, Grace Hanley, Betty Jane Kaeslin, Lawrence Deckler, Helen Campayno and Constance Mae Terichart, the latter of Hamilton, Ohio. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 --- Class to Meet --- The Young People's Bible class of the Methodist church will hold a business meeting this evening at the home of Mrs. Margaret Lust, 724 Vermont avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 --- Rummage Sale --- The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church will hold a rummage sale in the building at 306 Sixth street September 24, 25 and 26. All donations of furniture, clothing, hats, pictures, shoes, etc. will be gladly received. Those desiring to leave donations are asked to call Mrs. J. W. Robinson, president of the society. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 ---ADV. --- THANK YOU --- I surely appreciate the magnificent vote of confidence the citizens of Glassport gave me at the primaries September 15. CHARLES J. TOMODOLSKY.. --- MANY THANKS --- To my neighbors, friends and citizens of Glassport for their support and the splendid vote of confidence at the primaries September 15. JOHN F REED SR. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1931 --- Sewing Club Meets --- Mrs. Harry Reed entertained the Hill Top sewing club at its last regular meeting, 10 members being present. Mrs. Harry Sutman was the guest of the evening.. After a busy evening, the hostess served a delicious lunch. The prize for the evening went to Mrs. George Hays.. The entire membership is contemplating a trip next Wednesday through the Heinz factory and having a theater party in the evening. The meeting this week will be on Friday evening instead of Thursday and will be held in the home of George Neidermyer of Vermont avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 19, 1931 --- Final Game --- The final game of the baseball season at Glassport will be played tonight at the Ninth street grounds between the Griffin Oilers and the Homestead Aces, champions of the West Penn league. Play will start at 6 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 19, 1931 --- Card Party --- The Star of Glassport Rebecca lodge, No. 563, will hold a card party in the lodge rooms Friday evening, September 25. The public is invited and a small admission fee will be charged. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 19, 1931 --- Dance Tonight --- A round and square dance will be held tonight by the Grumblers at Case's picnicc grounds. Music will be furnished by Mickey Reid and his orchestra. Dancing starts at 8:30 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1931 --- High School News --- The routine of the high school is running along smoothly now with an enrollment of 640, the largest yet for the school.. The next football game will be with McKeesport high school on Saturday at McKeesport and most of the students will likely attend the game. Glassport lost its opening game last Friday to Trinity high school of Washington, Pa. by one point. Arne Salo, who has been out of school with poison ivy, returned today.. Band instruction was held today in charge of Walter H. Cameron. Practice in this department is held every Monday. Students participating in this work faithfully will get 1/4 of a credit and a scholastic "G" at the end of the term.. At the gym class, every student is required to have a gym suit. Melvin J. Naser, the principal, requests that if any townspeople have any odd jobs to be done they call the high school and a boy will do it in order to get money to purchase a gym suit.. The junior high assembly Friday will be in charge of Section 9-2, teacher Miss Demestichas, the program to last from 10:50 to 11:50. The senior high program will be in the afternoon from 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock in charge of the seniors, teacher C. F. Milroth. Parents are invited to visit the school at any time especially during the assembly programs, and to learn of the work being done. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1931 --- Recovers From Injuries --- James Lapsley, 415 Ohio avenue, is recovering from injuries in a truck accident last Thursday. Lapsley was driving a Ford truck in Tenth ward, McKeesport, when a wheel came off and the truck turned over twice. He suffered bruises on the face and a badly cut hand. Three other occupants of the truck were uninjured, but the truck was badly wrecked. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 28, 1931 --- Miss Ross Honored --- A birthday party was held in honor of Miss Sophia Ross' seventeenth birthday on Saturday evening. Dancing was the main diversion of the evening, music being furnished by Joe Olinski and his orchestra. The honored guest received many beautiful gifts. After a pleasant social evening, lunch was served by Bertha Ross and Matilda Olinski.. Those present were Josephine and Matilda Olinski, Helen Becko, Pauline Fencik, Ruth Klein, Michael Shiner, Helen Galligher, Joseph Panko, Jack Smith, William Olinski, Michael Olinski, Joseph Olinski, all of McKeesport; Louise Shultz, Gertrude Olson, Victoria Ross, Billie Tish, Frank Toutkis, Joseph Smarda, Walter Ross, Sophia and Bertha Ross of Glassport; Frank and Phillip Sullivan, Jack Morfidski, Russel Totin, of Versailles; Clyde Bowman, Frank Ticarelli, Harvey Lawson , of Monongahela; Benjamin Parker, Louis Lawson, Harry Nelk of Ne Eagle; Tom Waddington of West Elizabeth; Charles Rose of Boston; Andrew Sabo of Duquesne; John Founey and Claude Lawson of Canonsburg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 1, 1931 --- WELFARE BODY IS REORGANIZED HERE --- At a meeting held last evening in the borough building, initial plans for the reorganization of the Glassport Welfare association took place with a large number of interesting townspeople attending.. Treasurer A. A. Raden's report showed that last year the association collected $1,557.79 and paid out $1, 541.67, leaving a balance in the treasury of $16.12. It was reported that the association had taken care of 1,116 people in the borough last year.. The officers of the Welfare association are Burgess Seward J. Gross, president; Harry Grove, secretary; A. A. Raden, treasurer.. The following men were selected as board of directors at last night's meeting: C. E. Redman, Joseph Stabler, George Pforsich, Max Broder, Jesse Dobbins, Milton Snyder, Lee Knight, John Fabry, Rev. C.L. Nevins, Rev. A. G. Lansberry, A. F. Skodol, Ray Wawrzeniak, Louis Martino, Frank Tacik, V. E. Griffin and J. S. Hart. C. E. Redman was elected chairman of the board of directors.. The next meeting of the association will be next Thursday evening in the borough building. further plans will be announced at this meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 1, 1931 --- Odd Fellows --- Monongahela Valley lodge No. 147, I. O. O. F., will meet tonight at 7:30 in the lodge rooms at Seventh street and Monongahela avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 1, 1931 --- Surprise Party --- A surprise party was held for M. Sabol at his home recently. The home was decorated with flowers and ferns. Music was furnished for dancing by John Petras' orchestra. A table lunch was served by Mrs. Sabol and attendants.. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Kucherak, Mr, and Mrs. Coma, Mr. and Mrs. Karap, Mr. and Mrs Matik, Mr. and Mrs. Schwerha, Mr. and Mrs. Warady, Mrs. John Wasiel, of McKeesport; Mrs. Andrew Durichko of donora; Mr. and Mrs. George Opsituick of Crabtree, Pa.; Mike Opsituick of Greensburg; John Space and Joe Space, Andy Melick, and Mrs. George Space of Carlisle; John Csikis, B. Calkis A. Balicky and Mrs. Balicky or Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 2, 1931 --- GLASSPORTER SINGS FOR NATIONAL HOOKUP --- Harold Sandow Hemlock, Glassport baritone, was heard over the C.B.C. network Sunday on the "Columbia Church of the Air" program. This program originated in the WJAS studios at Pittsburgh. Sandow is baritone at the Christ M. E. church in Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November 2006. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1931 --- RADEN IS GIVEN VERDICT OF $3,000 --- Abe A. Raden of Glassport, former owner of the Stetsor Clothes shop, Fifth avenue, McKeesport, was given a verdict of $3,000 by a jury in common pleas court before Judge George V. Moore yesterday in his suit against Harry Abramovitz former manager of Stetsor Clothes, and continental Casualty company, surety of his fidelity bond.. It was testified that Abramovitz misappropriated clothing and funds to the extent of $3,000. Abramovitz denied the charges. Samuel A. Weiss and George S. goldstein represented Raden and Harold E. McCarney and Joseph B. Feldman represented Abramovitz. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1931 --- Form Bowling League --- The Business Girls of glassport met last night at the home of M. Hornfeck, 516 Ohio avenue, and formed a bowling league. Luncheon was served after which the girls proceeded to the Shaw alleys and rolled their first league game. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1931 --- George Hope Gets Buck --- George L. Hope, 727 Ohio avenue, has returned home from a three-day hunting trip to Huntingdon county where he bagged a fine six-point buck. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 11, 1932 --- GLASSPORT - NEW POLICE FORCE TAKES UP DUTIES --- The new Glassport police department today officially took up its duties in charge of the chief, D. J. George. George is a former member of the state highway patrol and was also a former lieutenant of police at Glassport. Recently he was chief of police at West Elizabeth borough. He has had ample experience in police work. The patrolmen who started today were H. L. McClafferty Jack Lees, Robert Kurtzrock and Joseph Zalesski. They will likely work one week when a new shift will go on. Other patrolmen elected by council at its reorganization meeting were W. F. Rushe, Louis Martini, Wallace Rozanski, Joseph Colby, S. B. Whirl and William Stewart. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA December 2006/January 2007. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 31, 1932 --- GLASSPORT COUNCIL SELLS $8S,000 BONDS --- Borough council last night sold the $85,000 bonds "over the counter' to the School Employees Teachers' Retirement Fund of Harrisburg at a meeting in the council chambers. The premium on this bid was $341. The bid of E. H. Collins & Son of $85,000 with a $42 premium was rejected. Those attending the session were Chairman of council George Pforsich, Thomas Granger, Adam Tyszkiewicz, Samuel Ferguson, John Reed, Sr., Charles J. Tomedolskey, Harry J. Kennedy, and Solicitor James H. McClure. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA February 2007/March 2007. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 9, 1932 --- Baptist Reception --- The reception held last night in the Baptist church proved to be a success with a fine program, refreshments and good feloship being the features.. The program follows: Piano solos, Miss Bernice Williams; saw solos, Tom Hammel; vocal solos, Mrs. Andrew Eddington; readings, Mrs. Lytle Stewart; drum solo, Master Edward Edge, accompanied by Mrs. alice Edge Challener; vocal solo, Mrs. Neidermyer, accompanied by Miss Margaret Van Natta; vocal selections, Mrs. James Hammel, accompanied by Bernice Williams.. The officers of the church thank the E. M. O. class, Mrs. Hammel and the entertainers for the fine program.. Brief address of welcome and church responsibility were made by Miss Nancy Thropp, Sunday school superintendent and William Brown, senior decon. About 130 attended. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 9, 1932 --- Eagles' Dance Tonight --- The Glassport Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a dance tonight beginning at 8:30 o'clock, at the Eagles' hall on Allegheny avenue. One of the leading features of the dance will be the appearance of the Paramount String Trio, of radio fame. The trio is composed of Eddie McMullen, Eddie Ashton and Murray Morrissey, Glassport boys. The admission is nominal. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 9, 1932 --- L. C. B. A. Card Party --- Branch 743, L. C. B. A., of Glassport will hold a card party next Tuesday night after the meeting at the home of Mrs. Frank McKernan on Ohio avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 13, 1932 ---Basketball Team Honors Its Coach With Party --- A birthday surprise party was held last night in honor of Helen Deremer by the Glassport junior high school girls' basketball team. Miss Deremer was coach of the team. A beautiful gift was presented to the honor guest. At a late hour, lunch was served by Mrs. Neidermeyer, Mrs. Byard and Mrs. Deremer.. Among those present were Harry Sutman, Billy Sutman, Kenneth Gust, Kenneth Lust, George Streza, Jack Murray, Carl Vollmer, bob Hadden, Leonard Kaufman, Charles Nevins, Charles Logue, Clyde Granger, Claude Chalfant, Vince McKeeta, Kramer Ritt, Joe Milligan, John Ghetian, Frank Swartz, Joe Hrehocik, Duane Davis, Kathleen Deremer, Nedra Neidermyer, Rhoda Byard, Verda Ranta, Margaret Daniels, Margaret Korposh, Marion Garland, Margaret White, Elva Hoffman, Ruth Akerman, Helen Shandor, Bertha Zeleznik, Gwen Williams, Velora Garland, Congintine Willard, Eleanor Macosko, Marie James, Louise Estdyer, Jerry Byard, June Byard, Helen Deremer, Mrs. Byard, Mrs. Deremer and Mrs. Neidermyer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 13, 1932 --- Hannah Henderson Class Honors Mrs. D. Davis --- The Hannah Henderson Bible class of the M. E. church held a birthday party in honor of Mrs. David Davis, Monongahela avenue. Games were played and refreshments were served by Mrs. Davis and her daughter Margaret.. Those present were Miss Mollie Hughes, Mrs. charles Delmar, Mrs. Leon Delmar, Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. John Gardner, Mrs. Wilkes, Mrs. Glendenning, Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Heath and son Raymond, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. David Davis, Mrs. Emil Deremer, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Fred Teichart, Mrs. Samuel whirl, Mrs. ella Muse, Mrs. Mary Stout, Mrs. Sample, Mrs. G. M. Snyder, Miss Margaret Davis, Mrs. Reese Davis and children, Betty, Eileen and Reese; Mrs. Thomas Davis, Mrs. George Shall and Mrs. S. Kosterson of Clairton were out-of-town guests. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 13, 1932 --- Contract Goes To Glassport --- Protest Over Work given Copperweld by U. S. Is Straightened Out -- Washington. May 13 - Protests of other bidders on a revetment work contract which was to go to Copperweld Steel company, Glassport, Pa., have been at last straightened out, Representative Clyde Kelly said today., and no further objection is anticipated which might prevent the work from going to Glassport employees.. The Copperweld Steel company had virtually started work on the contract when the opposition appeared in the shape of protests from the Keystone Steel and Wire company of Peoria, Ill., and the Truscon Steel and wire company, at Youngstown, O.. Captain Moore, head of the inspectors office at Memphis, Tenn., of some of the Mississippi flood contro revetment work sent up additional information on the type of work that would be necessary, and with Kelly's aid the war department has given assurance that the Glassport company will keep the contract.. The contract was awarded for the revetment work on the Mississippi dependent on an appropriation which had to be authorized by congress., Kelly said. Members of the appropriations committee have been separately interviewed by Kelly, and he has received assurance that the appropriation for the work will go through. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 24, 1932 --- PLAN FOR FENCING IN OF BALLFIELD --- The Glassport school board, a committee of council, and the high school athletic association, met last evening in the municipal building to further discuss plans for enclosing the Ninth street ball park, now the property of council and the school board.. It is the plan to fence the field in an up-to-date manner. Alec Hutchison, borough engineer, surveyed the field recently. As planned, it will take approximately 1,712 feet to enclose the field.. The plan under consideration for fencing will not cost the school board or borough one cent. The Copperweld Steel company has agreed to furnish copper bars for the fence on long-time payments, to be paid out of future cash gate receipts. For other expenses such as concrete, labor, etc., the cost will be about $500, and it is the plan to sell 100 1932 "Booster" season tickets at $5 each. These tickets will be good for all home games of the Griffin Oil baseball team and the Glassport high school football team.. Tickets may be secured from the following: Burgess Seward J. Gross, Samuel Ferguson, Jesse Dobbins, Andrew Granger, Charles J. Tomedolskey, Thomas Granger, Harry Griffin, M. J. Naser. Tonight at 7:30 o'clock, another meeting will be held at the municipal building for further study and discussion.. Those attending the meeting last night were: Council -- Samuel Ferguson, Charles J. Tomedolskey, Thomas Granger, Burgess Gross; school board -- E. A. Wadsworth, George M. Marks, T. C. Lapsley, S. B. Schrontz, Andrew Granger, Jess Dobbins; high school athletic association -- Melvin J. Naser, Roy M. Hickes. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 24, 1932 --- Card Party --- Star of Glassport Rebekah lodge, No. 543, will hold a card pary and bingo Friday evening in the I.O.O.F. hall. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The public is invited. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 24, 1932 --- Automobile Stolen --- Duquesne police reported to the local police that a Chandler sedan, carrying license 1-8072 has been stolen in Duquesne yesterday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 25, 1932 --- No Parking Sunday --- Chief of Police D. J. George has announced that there will be no parking permitted Sunday afternoon from 12 o'clock noon to 4 o'clock on Ohio avenue or Monongahela avenue on acount of the Memorial Day parade. Cars parked there will be towed in and violators will be prosecuted. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 25, 1932 --- Miss Robbins Treasurer --- In the pictures of the Glassport high school graduates published Monday, Dorothy Hodgson was announced as secretary and treasurer. Miss Hodgson is secretary of the class, and Betty Robbins is treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 25, 1932 --- Rotary Meets --- The Glassport Rotary club met last evening in the Presbyterian church with the program in charge of Samuel Ferguson. Rev. J. P. Harmon, of the Braddock Rotary club spoke on "World Fellowship." . Next week's meeting will be a Memorial Day program in charge of James H. McClure. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 25, 1932 --- Joint Assembly --- A joint assembly of the junior and senior high schools will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the high school auditorium when a special Memorial Day program will be presented. Parents and friends of the school are invited.. A representative of Glassport American Legion post No. 443, will present a medal to an eighth grade boy and girl. The award of the medal is based on good citizenship, good scholarship and good sportsmanship. The boy is Fred Zilick and the girl Margaret Carpenter. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1932 --- PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXERCISES IS NOW COMPLETE --- The official and complete programs for the graduation exercises at Glassport high school have been released at the office of Melvin J. Naser, high school principal. The programs follow: Class night, high school auditorium, June 3, 8:30 p.m. Mask and Wig. Selection, high school orchestra, "Springtime;" master of ceremonies, Herbert Holroyd; the Chorus Girls' Revue, Sam Lebowitz, Charles Streza, Paul Olson, Willard Kennedy, Ernest Hixson, Herbert Holroyd, Charles Washburn, John Holroyd; "Do Your Worst," a deep, dark melodrama; "Yes," an old, old story; octette, "The Song of the Breeze," sopranos, Mary Hadden, Elizabeth Smith; altos, Velma Matey, Viola Gardner; tenors, John Holroyd, Herbert Holroyd; basses, Clement Tyszkiewicz, Ernest Hixson; chorus and solo dance, Ernest Hixson; girls' chorus, "June Brought the Roses," soloist, Ethel Stewart; Ruth Hart, Dorothy Hodgson, Velma Shandor, Ruth Cox, Maria Graf, Waneta Lostetter, Edith Robinson, Virginia Shaffer, Jean Carpenter; "Mighty Lak a Rose," Jane Hickey, accompanied by Herbert Holroyd and Mary Lucille Hadden; "Goffus," a quartet; "A Vision," Hester Tragessor and the 1932 class; "The Will," 1932 class; presentation of the key, Herbert Holroyd; acceptance, Milton Raden; "Hail and Farewell," the class of '32; selection, high school orchestra.. Baccalaureate services, high school auditorium, Sunday, June 5, 8:15 p.m. Processional, "The Shadows of the Evening." Anthem, "Send Out Thy Light," Girls' Glee club; scripture reading, Frank Edge; hymn, congregation; prayer, Rev. A. G. Lansberry; anthem, "The Green Cathedral," Girls' Glee club; sermon, Rev. Clyde L. Nevins; hymn, congregation; benediction, Rev. F. W. Chadwick; recessional, "Softly Now the Light of Day.". Commencement, high school auditorium, June 6, 8:30 p.m. Processional, high school orchestra, "Hope March," Papini; invocation, Rev. A. G. Lansberry; Products and By-products of High School -- "The Why of Extra-Curricular Activities," Clement Tyszkiewicz; "Intra-School Extra-Curricular Activities," Jean Carpenter; "Inter School Extra-Curricular Activities," Ruth Cox; "Awards and Rewards of Extra-Curricular Activities," Paul Olson; quartet, Fair Maid of Perth," Widdel, Joh Holroyd, Herbert Holroyd, Julius McClelland and Mary Lucille Hadden; "Possibilities of an Increased Program," Virginia Shaffer; "What the School Owes the Town," Ruth Hart; duet, John Holroyd, Herbert Holroyd; remarks, John S. Hart, supervising principal; presentation of the 1932 class for diplomas, Melvin J. Naser, high school proincipal; presentation of diplomas, E. A. Wadsworth, president of the school board; benediction, Frank Edge; recessional, high school orchestra, "Connecticut March," Nassaun; reception in the high school gymnasium for parents and friends.. Diplomas will be presented by the president of the school board, Mr. Wadsworth, instead of by Mr. Hart as previously reported. It has been the annual custom for the president of the board to present the diplomas. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1932 --- Class Holds Party --- A party was held for the members of families of the Golden Hour Bible class recently at the M. E. church. Games were played and afterwards, a program was opened with a talk by Rev. C. L. Nevins. Louis Borelli gave an accordion solo, and Mrs. Ethel Steward a reading. Lunch was served in the dining room of the church with table decorations being carried out in the class colors, yellow and white.. Members and guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Rennie and children, Mrs. Alice Bassler and son, Boby, Mrs. Martha Davis and children, Mrs. Russell and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Sneed and son, Paul, Mrs. Beulah Close and children, Henquist Robinson, Rev. and Mrs. Nevins, Mr. and Mrs. Naser and children, Mrs. Avery and children, Mrs. Birdie and children, Mrs. Violet Kalina, Mrs. Ethel Steward, Mrs. Clara Haas and daughter, Violet, Louis Borelli, Mrs. R. Birdie of Coal Valley, Mrs. Edmunds of South Brownsville, Mrs. Edna Kass and children. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1932 --- Volleyball Games --- The volleyball teams of the Glassport Baptist church B.Y.P.U. won three straight games over the Beulah church team on Tuesday. The Glassport girls won, 15 to 9, the boys won, 15 to 4, and the mixed team won, 15 to 9. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1932 --- Rebekah Party --- Star of Glassport Rebeka lodge, No. 563, will hold a card party and bingo Friday evening in the I.O.O.F. hall. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The public is invited. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1932 --- Card Party --- Glassworkers Local Union No. 2 will hold a card party Friday evening at the Eagles hall on Allegheny avenue. Euchre and 500 will be played. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 28, 1932 --- DECORATION DAY EVENT TOMORROW --- All is in readiness for the big Memorial Day parade and program to be presented in the borough tomorrow, sponsored by the Glassport American Legion post No. 443. Included in the parade which moves at 2 p.m. will be the boys' drum and bugle corps of the post, and they will be outfitted in their new uniforms. After the parade, a fine program will be given at Memorial park at Fifth street.. Chief of Police D. J. George has announced there will be no parking on Monongahela or Ohio avenues between 12 and 4 o'click. In speaking of parking rules, the chief has also announced a ban on criss-cross parking, "hogging" parking places, following fire trucks, parking in the vicinity of a fire, etc. He said that even though traffic lights are not in operation all the time, this is no sign that caution should not be exercised. The traffic light at Broadway and Monongahela avenue has been moved to Third and Ohio. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 28, 1932 --- Kne-Doe Club Will Hold Picnic Dance --- The Kne-Doe club of Glassport will present the Kentuckians for the Glassport school picnic dance at Olympia park on Tuesday evening, June 7. Dancin will start at 8:30 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- To Advertise For Bids On Fencing Ball Park --- Borough council and school board met last evening in the municipal building when further plans were discussed for the fencing in of the Ninth steet ball grounds, now the property of the school board.. It was decided to advertise for bids for the work, and they will be opened at a future meeting. Since advertisements must be placed for three weeks, it will be impossible to have the fence up by July 4, as was originally planned.. School board members attending the meeting were E. A. Wadsworth, S.B. Schrontz, Andrew Granger, T. C. Lapsley, George M. Marks and councilmen attending were Samuel Ferguson, Harry J. Kennedy, John Reed, Charles J. Tomedolsky, George Pforsich, Thomas Granger, Frank Tacik and Adam Tyszkiewicz. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- Tickets For Picnic Now On Sale at High School --- Tickets for the Glassport school picnic may be purchased at the junior-senior high school office on June 1,2,3,6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The price is the same as in previous years.. According to the terms of the contract, no tickets may be purchased at the park on the day of the picnic. As the ticket money is banked daily, all purchases must be made in time to get the money in the bank before closing time. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- Junior High Boy Wins Marble Title --- The Glassport entrant in the marble tournament is William Thomas of the junior high school. He secured a wrist watch by winning the sectional championship from Clairton and Elizabeth. The victory entitles William to compete in the finals at Kennywood park, Saturday, June 4. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- Choir Group Meets --- The choir association of Glassport M. E. church, held its monthly meeting recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sneed. New officers, as follows were in charge: President, Mrs. Clifford Karnes; vice president, Mrs. Harry Byard; secretary, Miss Helen Robinson; treasurer, Fred Carveth. At the close of the social session lunch was served by Mrs. Sneed and Miss Martha Brown.. Those present were Martha Brown, Mrs. Scott Boor, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Byard, Mrs. Charles Case, Earl Deremer and daughter Kathleen, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Evans, Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Feick and daughter Shirley, Mr. and Mrs Robert Gardner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. Karnes and Mildred, Mrs. Laura Neidermeyr, Helen Robinson, Norman Sandow, Mrs. Elmer Williams, Rev. C.L. Nevins, Helen Kachmarik and Mr. and Mrs. Sneed and son Paul. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neidermyer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- Awarded Quilt --- The winner of the contest held by the Glassport Local Union was George Fife of Vermont Avenue. The award was a silk quilt. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- School Board --- The regular monthly meeting of school directors will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in the high school building instead of next Monday night. The change is made because of the commencemnet exercises to be held next Monday night. in the school auditorium. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- School Nearly Over --- School activities in Glassport are nearly over for another term. Friday night in the high school auditorium, the class night exercises for the graduating class will be held, and on Sunday night in the auditorium, baccalaureate services will be held. Commencement will be Monday night and on Tuesday will be the school picnic at Olympia park The junior prom on Thursday, June 9, in the high school gymnasium, will close the term's activities. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1932 --- McClure Is Speaker --- The Glassport Rotary club held its weekly meeting in the Presbyterian church last night with the program in charge of James H. McClure. Mr. McClure gave a talk on Memorial Day. Next week's meeting of the club has been called off due to the school picnic held on the meeting day. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 2, 1932 --- Warns Dog Owners --- High Constable Harry Rodenizer has announced that all dogs must be quarantined for 100 days during June, July and August. He says that no dogs will be allowed on the streets or highway during this quarantine period without a muzzle or fastened to a chain when accopanied by its owner. Dogs found running at large will be disposed of, according to the state dog law, regardless of whether they ar licensed or not.. The high constable said that dogs running loose are destroying flowers and gardens. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 4, 1932 --- BACCALAUREATE TO BE HELD SUNDAY --- A large crowd of relatives and friends of Glassport high school graduating students attended the class night exercises held last evening in the auditorium.. Tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock in the auditorium, baccalaureate services will be held. The program follows: Processional, "The Shadows of the Evening;" anthem, "Send Out Thy Light," Girls' Glee Club; scripture reading, Frank Edge; hymn, congregation; prayer, Rev. A. G. Lansberry; anthem, "The Green Cathedral," Girls' Glee Club; sermon, Rev. Clyde L. Nevins; hymn, congregation; benediction, Rev. F. W. Chadwick; recessional, "Softly Now the Light of Day." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 4, 1932 --- GLASSPORT CHURCHES --- First Presbyterian, Fred Walter Chadwick, D.D., pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. Divine worship at 11 a.m., subject, "Unshakeble Things." Evening service omitted because of baccalaureate sermon at the high school auditorium. Senior Christian Endeavor meets at 7 o'clock, topic, How Should We Pray?' Junior C.E. meets at 6:30 o'clock in charge of Esther Jones. Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 8 o'clock.. St. John's Lutheran, Rev. Arnold Lansberry, pastor -- Sunday school at 9:45 o'clock. Morning worship at 11. No evening service because of the baccalaurate services at the high school.. First Baptist, F. S. Edge, supply pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11 when Rev. Henry Birch of Duquesne will preach. Young people service at 7 p.m. No evening service because of baccalaureate services at the high school. Wednesday evening prayer service at 8 p.m., subject, "Paul's Charge to Timothy.". First M.E., Rev. C.L.Nevins, pastor -- Sunday school at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11 a.m. Rev. Nevins will preach the baccalaureate services at the high school at 8:15 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 6, 1932 --- Griffin Oilers of Glassport Conquer Canonsburg Outfit --- News League Leaders Score 8-4 Victory; Messier Features at Bat -- The Glassport Griffin Oilers, leaders of the Daily New league, won another contest, a non-league tilt, from the Canonsburg nine Saturday evening at the Ninth street grounds, Glassport, the final score being 8 to 4.. The Oilers smacked the offerings of of Polaskie for 14 hits and early assumed a lead for "Wild John" Hynok who pitched the entire game for the Griffins. Hynok struck out 12 batters, walking three, and was reached for nine hits.. Tony Messier took hitiing honors for the Oilers with four safe smashes, including a three-bagger and a home run. "Bumper" Mansfield and "Red" Herlehy, who followed him in the batting order had three hits each, one of Mansfield's going for a round-tripper. The first four batters for the Oilers had 12 of their 14 hits.. Jacoby, the leadoff man for Canonsburg, had four safties, one being good for a home run.. Tonight the Oilers will play Port Vue Billys at the Ninth street grounds, Glassport, at 6:30 o'clock in a league game The contest was originally carded for for tomorrow but was changed because of the Glassport public school picnic which will be held at Olympia park tomorrow. Port Vue is the only local team to hold a victory over the Oilers, winning recently in a non-league contest, 6 to 1. (Team Members and batting order follows: Messier, lf; Mansfield, 2b; Herlehy,mg; Duncan, 1b; McKeeta, rf; Saurs, rf; Kostkas, 3b; Heidrick, ss; Snyder, c; Hynok, p.) Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 7, 1932 --- SCHOOL PICNIC IS BEING HELD TODAY --- Commencement exercises were held last evening in the high school auditorium for the graduationg class, and a large crowd attended the final program.. Today the public school picnic is being held at Olympia park. The amusements including the swimming pool, claimed many of the picknickers, while dancing this afternoon and evening will be featured. The Kne-Doe club of Glassport is sponsoring tonight's dance with the Kentuckians furnishing the music.. Thursday night, the junior prom will be held in the high school auditorium, and this affair will close activities for another term. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 8, 1932 --- Card Party --- The Mother's club of Glassport American Legion post No. 443, will hold a card party at the American Legion home on Wednesday, june 15. Play will start at 8 o'clock. the public is invited and tickets can be secured from members of the club. Proceeds will go to the benefit of the junior corps. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 8, 1932 --- Meeting Postponed --- Due to the school picnic, the weekly Rotary club meeting was not held last evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 8, 1932 --- Class Meeting --- The Philathea class of the United Presbyterian church will hold its monthly meeting Friday evening at 8:15 o'clock in the church. The hostesses will be Mrs. Charles Suss and Sadie Voelker. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1932 --- Prom Tonight --- The junior prom will be held in the high school auditorium tonight, and after this affair will close school activities for the term. Jimmy Rice's orchestra of McKeesport will furnish the music. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1932 --- To Hold Shoot --- The Glassport Sportsmen's association will hold a clay pigeon shoot tomorrow night at 6 o'clock on the hill range. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 15, 1932 --- GLASSPORT VOLLEYBALL LOOP OPENS --- The Borough volleyball league at Glassport got underway last night with two matches being played before large crowds. No. 1 Firemen defeated No. 2 Firemen threee straight games, 15 to 12, 15 to 11 and 15 to 5. The games were played at the No. 1 court.. The Fuzzys defeated Otto in two out of three games at the former's court, Sixth street and Michigan avenue. The scores were 15 to 9, 15 to 8 and 9 to 15.. The scheduled game between the Riversides and Baptists will be played Thursday at the Baptist court on Erie street near Fourth. The Odd Fellows and Odds club have been admitted to the league, making it an eight club circuit. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 16, 1932 --- COUNCILMEN WILL LOOK OVER STREETS --- Borough concil will meet in a body Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and investigate conditions of streets in the borough, it was decided at the June meeting of the councilmanic body. It is likely the borough will attempt to get aid from the Talbot bill. The officials hope to formulate some definite plan of action and request a certain appropriation for the work to be done.. Council also adopted the plan of Engineer Alex Hutchison in regard to the fencing of the ball grounds. Bids will be opened at a special meeting to be held June 27 at 8 o'clock.. It was decided to instruct Solicitor J. H. McClure to prepare and ordinance to prohibit parking on any paved street in the borough from Friday midnight until 6 a.m. Saturday because of the cleaning of the streets at this time. An ordinance prohibiting the painting of streets will also be drawn up.. A representative of the fire alarm company offered to sell council a system of fire alarms which he said will reduce the rate of fire insurance, but council turned down the proposition for the time being, at least.. Sewer jobs reported in bad condition aldo will be investigated at Saturday's meeting.. Chairman of council, George Pforsich, presided at the session and others attending were John Reed, Norman Vanard, Thomas Granger, H. J. Kennedy, Samuel Ferguson, Charles J. Tomedolsky, F. L. Tacik, Burgess Seward Gross and Clerk Hays Satterfield. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 16, 1932 --- Boys' Corps Members Meet at Legion Home --- Members of the boys' drum and bugle corps of Glassport American Legion post are notified by instructor Joe Cox to meet at the Legion hall tonight at 7 o'clock from where the corps will go in a body to the home of Billy Hutton, who died Tuesday. J. Ed. Burt and Earl Gross, take notice. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 7, 1932 --- JOHN MURDOCH IS PLACED ON BOARD --- E. B. Detwiler handed in his resignation as a member of the Glassport board of school directors at that body's meeting last night. Mr. Detwiler has moved from the district and that was the reason for the resignation which was accepted with regret by the board. John T. Murdoch was elected to fill the vacancy.. Tax Collector G. C. DeLaney's receipts showed an increase for the month due to the liening of unpaid taxes by July 1. Therefore, Secretary T. C. Lapsley was authorized to pay the balance due teachers on the April payroll. The board still owes part of the May payroll.. The secretary was authorized to advertise for bids on general supplies and janitor supplies, bids to be in July 22.. James H. McClure was re-elected solicitor for the schooldistrict, and Dr. Thomas R. Richards was re-elected school medical inspector for the ensuing year.. All bills, properly authorized, were ordered paid when funds are available. President of the board, E. A. Wadsworth, presided at the meeting and all members, T. C. Lapsley, S. B. Schrontz, Andrew Granger, George M. Marks, Jess Dobbins, E. B. Detwiler attended, as well as High School Principal Melvin J. Naser and Supervising Principal John S. Hart. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 12, 1932 --- CITIZENS TOLD STREET WORK WILL CONTINUE --- Considerable discussion on the building of the fence at the Ninth street ball grounds and the improving of Marie street in Otto featured last night's meeting of borough council.. Engineer Alex Hutchison went into detail about the fills-in necessary in the building of the fence, and council took part in the discussion. The engineer's report was accepted.. A delegation of Otto citizens wanted to know if the work on Marie street between Reed and Arch would be completed, and Councilman Ferguson informed them that they would get a passable street as promised. Reports had been circulating that this work was not to be finished. Council said the work would not be stopped until appropriations from the emergency association run out, and Engineer Hutchison said the street should be finished in three weeks.. A motion passed that a fire plug be removed from the old Severance company at Third street to the northside of Ohio avenue at the foot of Broadway at the behest of the P.&L.E. railroad. The water company is to be notified of the change.. Coucilman Reed reported Vermont avenue, Harrison street and Marie street work, progressing. It was reported that the fire whistle will be moved. Councilman Tacik and other council members thought a bill for painting semaphores in the borough was exorbitant.. Burgess Gross' report showed $35 collected in fines and forfeits for the month. Tax Collector G. C. DeLaney's report showed $3,328.58 collected during June. Borough Clerk Satterfield's receipts for the month were $20.03.. A communication read from the secretary of the board of health, H. Robinson, stated that John J. Cochenour had been elected as health officer to fill a vacancy. In regards to donations to the firemen for the latter's convention, council decided to meet with the fire companies Saturday night in the municipal building.. A letter was read from the state highway department about immediate improvement of highways and the secretary was authorized to reply to this communication.. All labor and officers' salary bills were ordered paid, the balance to be referred to the finance committee.. Chairman George Pforsich presided at the session and others attending were Charles J. Tomedolsky, F. L. Tacik,H. J. Kennedy, Thomas Granger, Adam Tyszkiewicz, John Reed, Norman Vanard, Samuel Ferguson, Engineer Alex Hutchison, Burgess Seward J. Gross and Clerk Hays Satterfield.. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 12, 1932 --- Ladies Aid to Meet --- The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church will meet in the church Thursday evening. The committee consists of Mrs. Muse, Miss Jones, Mrs. Sara McClelland and Mrs. Naser. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 12. 1932 --- Card Party --- The L.C.B.A. of Glassport will hold a card party tonight at the home of Mrs. Frank McKernan, 528 Ohio avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 25, 1932 --- Tickets Now on Sale For Elizabeth-Glassport Game --- Glassport and Elizabeth high will meet on the local field Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the biggest crowd of the season is expected for this game between the old rivals. The entire student bodies of both schools likely will be on hand and both high school bands will be in attendance.. Tickets are now on sale at the high school, while adults can purchase them at Kelley's news depot, Raden's store, Miller's drug store and the high school office. Melvin J. Naser, principal of the high school has announced that if tickets are bought in advance they will be cheaper than at the gate on Friday.. The field is now being put in the best of condition, and arrangements are being made to handle the largest crowd of the season. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 25, 1932 --- To Arrest Vandals For Property Damage --- Chief of Police D.J. George has received orders from Burgess Seward J. Gross to prosecute any boys who do any damage to property during the premature Halloween celebration. The soaping of automobiles, damaging of porches, and other forms of vandalism will leave the wrong-doers liable to arrest. Officers in plain-clothes will walk the streets to arrest any one found disobeying the police order. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1933 --- High School Play Will Be Repeated --- The recently presented high school play, "Easy Pickin's" will be given again in the high school auditorium Thursday night at 8 o'clock. At the present time the school is in poor financial shape, and money is needed to pay bills for athletic equipment, etc. The play is a three-act mystery and is directed by C. J. Milroth. It is said to be one of the best ever presented by a Glassport high dramatic class. The admission price is very small. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1933 --- Society Meets --- The Ladies' Aid society of the M. E. church met recently in the church. Lunch was served by Mrs. David Davis, Mrs. Reese Davis and Mrs. Dudley. Arrangements were made for a soup sale to be held in the church basement Thursday, January 19. Lunch will be served from 11 to 1 o'clock. Persons desiring to purchase soup should take containers.Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1933 --- To Hold Dance --- The Young Men's club of Glassport will sponsor its second winter dance Saturday night, January 14, at Polish Falcon hall, Sixth street and Indiana avenue. Music will be furnished by Herb Conrad and his orchestra.. The club met Sunday afternoon at the home of Anthony Evans and completed plans. Duane Carnahan will head the committee in charge and Emil Martino and Andrew Slafla are on the ticket committee. Anthony Evans is in charge of refreshments, and the floor committee will be composted of Ernest Miller, Dan Kosik and Emil Orenak. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1933 --- COMMENCEMENT IS LISTED TONIGHT --- Baccalaureate services for the 77 graduating students of Glassport high school were held last night in the auditorium with another large crowd in attendance. Rev. Arnold G. Lansberry, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, delivered the sermon.. Commencement exercises will be held tonight in the auditorium at 8:30 o'clock when the seniors will receive their diplomas. The last three rows on the main floor and the balcony seats are open to the public but others are reserved for parents and friends of the graduates.. The school picnic will be held tomorrow at Olympia park. Special street cars will transport children and parents to the park about 9 o'clock. Five free amusement ment tickets will be given to every boy and girl in the schools. Troop 5, Glassport Boy Scouts, will be in charge of a first aid tent with Mrs. Jerry Bates as nurse.. Thursday night the junior-senior prom will be held in the high school gymnasium. This affair will mark the close of activities for the school year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1933 --- SCHOOL PICNIC IS BEING HELD TODAY --- Diplomas were presented to the 77 graduating students of Glassport high school last night in the high school auditorium with parents and friends of the graduates packing the building to capacity. An impressive commencement program was carried out.. Today is picnic day at Olympia Park for the Glassport schools. The amusements proved to be a mecca for the throng attending, and dancing in the park pavilion this afternoon and evening will be another feature. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1933 --- ANNUAL PUBLISHED BY G.H.S. SENIORS --- "The Glahesian," the first Glassport high school yearbook in ten years, has been published this year by the senior class. The annual has been dedicated to John S. Hart, supervising principal, and the class extends its appreciation to Melvin J. Naser, principal, for his unfailing support and the constant advancement of the interests of the class.. The first part of people carries the pictures of the seniors and following the portraits are section of classes and activities including "Hy-Lyf" the school newspaper, the dramatic club, the stage crew, the debating team, the oration and reading teams, Royal Order of Homemakers, Commercial Club, band and orchestra. Activities in athletics are listed and names of alumni of Glassport high school are also published.. The staff for the annual consisted of Duane Vallance, editor; Milton Raden, business manager; Earl Dudley, associate business manager; Claude Chalfant, athletics; Kathryn Hardy, Helen Day and Lillian Coulson, literary; David Hibben, art; Betty shrontz and Jack birch, personals and Rhelda Badders and Adele Graf, typists. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1933 --- HEBREW PICNIC AIDES CHOSEN --- Aides to the general and aco-chairman of the Hebrew Ladies Aid society for roast Sunday Lincoln Way, were announced today by Mrs. William Broder, general chairman. Her co-chairman is Mrs. Lewis Palley.. Assisting will be Mrs. Milton Snyder, Mrs. David Lebowitz, Mrs. Abe Raden and Mrs. Morris Krasik. The picnic is being held to raise funds for holiday work among needy in the borough.. A program of unique entertainment is being planned. Everybody attending will be provided all the corn and wieners he can eat and will be permitted to participate in all entertainment for the nominal admission charge.. Everybody in the McKeesport-Glassport district is invited. Those from Glassport who desired transportation are to meet at Sixth street and Monongahela avenue Sunday night at 8 o'clock from where machines will proceed out Long Run Road to Lincoln way, turning right past Rainbow Gardens. A new road has been constructed for the synagogue of Congregation B'Nai Israel, work being completed this week. Funds were raised at a recent picnic of the Glassport Jewish community. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1933 --- 3 Auto Wrecks Involve Many Persons --- Charges Preferred Against Two Drivers For Alleged Reckless Driving -- UNCONTROLLED TRUCK TRAVELS DOWN HILL -- Three automobile accidents involving six persons, occurred in Glassport yesterday, according to D. J. George, chief of police. A charge of reckless driving was placed against two of the drivers.. The most spectacular pile-up occurred near the corner of Fifth street and Monongahela avenue in the late afternoon. A Ford coupe, owned by the Freedom Oil Works company and driven by Alex McCaw, 421 Monongahela avenue , Glassport, pulled out from a parking space in front of a car owned by Vic Duzek, 357 Mitchell avenue, Clairton and driven by Joseph Simco, 121 Butler alley, McKeesport.. Simco crashed into McCaw's car. Chief George said driving the coupe into a parked car owned by John Japros, of Andersonville, Ind. Chief George entered a charge of reckless driving against Simco and McCaw and an incomplete hearing was held last night. The two men will be arraigned again tonight for a continued hearing, the police chief said.. Thomas Morris, 1807 Federal street, McKeesport, lost control of a truck owned by Vincent O. Nelson, 1716 Sumac street, McKeesport as he was driving up Sixth street. As he neared Delaware avenue, he told Chief George the truck speeded backwards down Sixth street, knocked over telephone poles at Cypress alley and Indiana avenue and came to rest on a pole at Indiana avenue. He and a riding companion: Louis Barnes, 1200 Beaver avenue McKeesport stayed in the truck until it stopped.. Two of the poles were destroyed, but the truck was only slightly damaged. Morris suffered a light bruise on the head.. When the brakes evidently became disengaged a Studebaker car owned by A. J. Cassa, 821 Monongahela avenue, Otto, traveled backwards from the owner's driveway and landed on the railroad tracks across the street. A wrecker was necessary to extricate the car from the tracks, Chief George reported. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1933 --- 1620 Students Are Attending Schools --- Overcrowdedness in High School Becoming Problem, Hart Says -- Almost 1,620 students are enrolled in the four Glassport schools, statistics released today by Supervising Principal John S. Hart reveal.. The First ward building contains 57 pupils. In the Second ward school, there are 424 children, and 412 are registered in the Third ward. The junior-senior high school contains 725 students. A few more children are expected to enter classes within the next week, but they are not expected to have much effect on the enrollment figures. Overcrowdedness in the senior high school is becoming a serious problem, Principal Hart declared. "It can be seen easily that we did not overbuild," the school head declared. "Attendance is exceeding even our greatest anticipations.".. Conditions in the remaining buildings are satisfactory, Principal Hart said, each room containing a desirable number of students.. Officials are now hard at work preparing the program of winter activities and getting ready for institute next month. Departments which will be retained as extra-curricular activities will be the newspaper, the annual, debating team, oratory, reading and dramatics. Extemporaneous speaking will likely be added according to Hart.. Additional stress will be placed on Activities in the English department this year, Hart said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 18, 1934 --- Glassport Will Celebrate 100 Years of Free Schools --- Congressman Clyde Kelly Main Speaker at Meet in Auditorium On Thursday Night -- Friends of education in the local district are invited to assemble in the high school tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock to help commemorate 100 years of free schools in Pennsylvania. The principal speaker of the evening will be Congressman Clyde Kelly, who will speak on a definite phase of education. As much important legislation relative to education is pending in Washington, Mr. Kelly's visit is exceedingly timely.. Pupils of the second ward school under the guidance of Miss Anna Broder, will present the program.. The "leaders of education in 1834" will discuss conditions as they were at the time the compulsory school law was passed. They will then visit at "Mistress Cheever's School," a typical classroom of 100 years ago, enacting a morning school session with the pupils being instructed in the three R's. They will also present the kind of program usually offered for the guests' entertainment in the one-room all-grade schools of long ago.. In the second part of the program, the students will portray a round-table discussion of the present leaders in education in the state and borough, comparing the schools of 1934 and 1834. The students will portray the characters of Gov. Pinchot, Dr. James Rule, Dr. C.E. Dickey and John S. Hart. From this meeting the group will leave to attend the May Day Review given by the pupils of grades one to six inclusive, of the Second ward school. This review will be a series of living pictures showing the growth of the United States. A narrator and a chorus will assist this continuity.. The pupils participating are: 1834-1934 leaders in the field of education - Harry Watkins, Allan Pforsich, David Weiskircher, Billy Resnick, James R. Tomasello, Alex Carapella, Jack Davis, and Paul Sneed.. Mistress Cleever's School: Margaret Davis, John Yablonski, Andrew Mihalek, William Kargle, Sara Naser, Frances Vehec, Mary Yablonski, Betty Orbin, Betty Darling, Joseph Gaydos, Billy Barbetta, Joseph Frank, Edward Orenyak, Esther Sjoblom, Thomas Rushe, Cyril Frantish, Charles Dragos, Anthony Knezevich, Ronald Klob, Eleanor Detman, Joseph Telega.. Narrator: Mary Jane Shaffer.. Health Brigade: Joseph Jambor, Joan Glasser, Shirley Feick, Betty Schnupp, Betty Close, Geraldine Colby, Beryl Dulany, Elaine Gaydosh, Billy Forsythe, Billy Carveth, Virginia Gotto, Viola Dorazio, Albina Fato, Theodore Ghetian, Josephine DeVault, Edward Mihalik, Anthony Salvador, Josephine Masciantonio, Jean Pforsich, Albert Coulson, Brady Morrison, Jean Furman, Milton Lebowitz, Robert Shaw, Doris Dudley and George Lapsley.. Living pictures: Indians - Walter Sherman, Amerigo DeAntonio, John Weigand, John Burchell, Samuel Depolo, George Dulisse, Mike Deliman, Junior James, Brownie Markus, Cosmo Yocco, Vincent Efrato; Puritans - Edward Brezickey, and Elizabeth Vehec; minuet: Mary Hospidor, John Valencik; Betsy Ross: Nancy Hardy; Civil war heroes: Chester Spyra, Eugene Rankin; World war: Lois Milton, DeWayne Halvorsen and Ellis Robins.. Chorus: Reah Lebowitz, Margaret Schnupp, Edith Schnupp, Ruth Collette, Vera Case, Edna Owens, Lucille Smith, Betty Brindle, Edna Hall, Catherine Governor, Eleanor Lapsley, Florence Pleuso, Dorothy Germek, Carmela Natale, Myrtle Case, Elsie Gaydos, Marjorie Ingraham, Clementine Reynolds, Therese Dichiera, Laura Henderson, Elizabeth Underwood, Idabelle Coddington, Rose Ross, Eleanor Deitz, Frances DeVault and Elizabeth Decarlo.. The winner of the recent county and regional oratorical contests, Harvey Schauffler, will give his oration, "A Century of Progress." The Junior orchestra will also entertain with a fine musical program. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 5, 1934 --- BELFOUR LAUDS HIGH STUDENTS --- "Glassport has one of the most wide-awake schools I have ever had the priviledge of visiting," said C. Stanton Belfour, secretary of the Pennsylvania Forensic and Music league, in his address at the General Recognition night ceremonies last night in the high school auditorium. Belfour paid high tribute to Glassport high school forensic accomplishments and especially to Harvey E. Schaufler, senior high student who recently won national oratorical honors.. Out of 280 senior high students 200 are enrolled in intermural club activities. This, said Belfour, bespoke a high degree of enthusiasm on the part of the students for the finer arts. He presented 41 pin awards and 102 certificates to students for excellency in forensic activities.. C. J. Milroth acted as master of ceremonies and introduced beside the guest speaker John S. Hart, supervising principal of the Glassport schools, Melvin J. Naser, principal of the high school, Joseph Srp, instructor in oratory, and the sponsors of the various clubs, each of whom spoke briefly. The music program was in charge of Miss Emily Dun, supervisor of music in the grade schools. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1934 --- Ladies' Aid to Meet --- The Ladies' aid society of the First M. E. church will hold its regular monthly business and social meeting Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home of Mrs. Melvin J. Naser, 623 Michigan avenue Lunch committee for the meeting will consist of Mrs. Craven Hoge, Mrs. John Finney and Mrs. Robert Heath. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1934 --- MANY ACTIVITIES ARE LISTED HERE AS WEEK BEGINS --- Many business and social activities are listed on the calendar for Glassport this week. Tonight the borough coucil will meet in council chambers at 7:30 o'clock. The regular monthly meeting of the Glassport school board which was scheduled for last Monday night but which was postponed due to the commencment exercises will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in the high school. There will be a meeting of the Lutheran Young People's society tonight at 8 o'clock in the church. The regular monthly meeting of the Hebrew Ladies' Aid society is scheduled for tonight at 8 o'clock in the synagogue, with Mrs. Max Sanders acting as hostess. Tonight also, the E. M. O. Bible class of the First Baptist church will conduct their regular monthly business meeting at 8 o'clock in the church with Mrs. James Forbes, president of the class in charge. Tomorrow night, Glassport Aerie No. 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will hold a meeting at the Eagles' hall for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year. This meeting will begin promptly at 8 o'clock.. The weekly dinner and meeting of the Glassport Rotary club will take place tomorrow night in the basement of the First Presbyterian church. The L. C. B. A. society of St. Cecilia's R. C. church will hold its regular monthly business and social meeting tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in St. Cecilia's school hall. A report on the lawn fete held Saturday night will be made at this meeting. A union prayer meeting service of all the Protestant congregations of Glassport will be held Wednesday evening in the First M. E. church at 8 o'clock.. Thursday night is the date set for the regular monthly business and social meeting of the Baraca Mens' class of the First Baptist church which will be held at the home of Mr. David Thomas, of West fifth avenue, McKeesport. Harley Howard, president of the class, will be in charge of the meeting. On the same night, Thusday, the Womens' Philathes class of the first Presbyterian church will meet at the home of Mrs. George Hope on Ohio avenue at 8:15. Mrs. Roy Halvorsen, president of the class, will conduct the business meeting, while the devotional service will be in charge of Mrs. R. D. Paul.. The Ladies' Aid society of the First M. E. church will meet Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Melvin J. Naser, 623 Michigan avenue. Mrs. Naser has announced that Mrs. Craven Hope, Mrs. John Finney and Mrs. Robert Heath will act as the lunch committee for this meeting. The Legion Auxiliary of glassport post, No. 443, of the American Legion, will meet Thursday night at 8 o'clock in the Legion hall. It is important that all members of the auxiliary be present at this meeting, as an election of officers for the ensuing term will take place. Mrs. Thomas Lapsley, president, will have charge of the meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1934 --- Health Report --- The following cases of contagious diseases were reported by Health Officer John Cochenour this morning: measles -- Josephine, ella Belle, Marian and Frank Foster, of 213 Harrison street; Margaret and Jack Davis, Marie street; Ray LaChappell, of Oak alley and Arthur Tudik, 507 Indiana avenue; whooping cough -- John elmer and Grover Gilchrist, of 339 Ohio avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1934 --- Firemen Called Out to Extinguish Well Blaze --- No. 1 fire company responded to a call Saturday night to extinguish a blaze at the old oil well near the First Presbyterian church. No damage was caused by the fire. The well ignited in some unknown manner at a time when a group of children were playing nearby. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 14, 1934 --- HIGH SCHOOL NOTES --- C. J. Milroth, head of the English department has applied to the National Education association for a charter to start a chapter of the National Honor society here.. "Murdered Alive," a three act mystery drama,to be presented December 6 and 7 will be the first play of the year for the dramatic club. Rehearsals are now in progress. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 14, 1934 --- Baraca Banquet --- The father and son banquet held recently by the Baraca class of the Glassport Presbyterian church was well attended.. Rev. R. H. McCartney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of McKeesport delivered the principal address.. The Glassport high school orchestra under the direction of Miss Emily Dunn played and Messrs. Shuster, Leech and Larson sang several solos.. The regular monthly business meeting of the class will be held next Monday evening at 8 o'clock. The meeting was postponed from last Tuesday due to election day falling on that date. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 14, 1934 --- Philatheas To Meet --- The Philathea class of the Glassport Baptist church will meet Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the home of Mrs. Marian Michael, 1004 Indiana avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 10, 1935 --- County Champ Gives Reading For S.S. Class --- Glassport's county champion in the Shakespearean reading presented a dramatic impersonation of an immigrant girl as a feature of the entertainment program at the Willing 'Workers' banquet in the Baptist church last evening.. Miss Christine Marcinelli's interpretation of "Americana Girl" was considered by her audience as one of the best readings she has done so far. Her rendition pf the court scene from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" won for her the Allegheny county championship two years successively in Shakespearean reading. She will participate in the southwestern regional contests at California State Teachers' college Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.. Rev. Frank S. Edge, pastor of the Glassport Baptists gave an inspiring discourse on "Young People and Their Future in the Church." Other speakers were Mrs. Margaret Thomas, former teacher of the Willing Workers' class and Mrs. Gladys Robbins, present teacher. Piano selections were given by Miss Margaret Van Natta.. Favors and decorations were in pink and blue, the class colors. Covers were laid for Rev. and Mrs. Frank S. Edge, Mrs. Margaret Thomas, Mrs. Janet Williams, Mrs. Gladys Robbins, Mrs. Margaret Van Natta, Mrs. Edna Mort, Gwen Williams, Leah Roberts, Alfretta Dean, Florence Dean, Ethel Hixson, Margaret Van Natta, Wilma Robbins, Betty Robbins and Christine Marcinelli. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 10, 1935 --- CROWD OVERFLOWS SYNAGOGUE SOCIAL ROOMS AT BENEFIT --- The basement of the B'nai Isreal synagogue was not large enough to accomodate the crowd which last night attended the benefit card party held there. The 35 tables of bridge, 500, euchre and pinochle in play were distributed between the synagogue basement and a vacant store room on Monongahela avenue. A turkish towelwas awarded the holder of high score at each table at the conclusion of the games. The towels were donated by Mrs. Adi Birnkrant, of McKeesport. A quilt donated by Mrs. George Jaskol, of Elizabeth was awarded to Mrs. Joseph Berkowitz, of Clairton. Guests were present from Glassport, McKeesport, Clairton, Elizabeth and other nearby towns.. Following the card games lunch was served by a committee composed of members of the Hebrew Ladies' Aid society: Mrs. David Lebowitz, Mrs. Milton Snyder, Mrs. Jennie Broder, Mrs. Abe Raden, Mrs. Charles Weisenthal, Mrs. Ben Miller, Mrs. Samuel Weiss, Mrs. Herbert Brainard, Mrs. J. Monheim and Mrs. Louis Palley.. I Veiss was general chairman for the affair. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 22, 1935 --- SEEDS EXPECTED ABOUT MAY FIRST --- Thrift garden seeds will be distributed to glassport's 315 gardeners on or about May 1, John Lapsley, local distributor announced this morning.. Unlike neighboring communities, distribution will be made here at one time. In response to numerous inquiries, Lapsley announced that he had requested the seeds be sent around the first of May.. Distribution will be made from the office of Lapsley Brothers Lumber company 508 Monongahela avenue. Applicants must present signed receipts when calling for seeds. The packets will contain approximately the same seeds as last year, except that onion seeds will be sent this year instead of onion sets. It is expected that cabbage and tomato plants will be distributed later in the season. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 22, 1935 --- Local Students To Give Radio Program --- Four of Glassport's Allegheny county Forensic contestants, three of them champions, will appear in a half hour broadcast over a Pittsburgh radio station this afternoon, beginning at 4:15 o'clock. At the invitation of the manager of the radio station, C. J. Milroth, of the high school faculty, arranged the program of vocal, instrumental and readinumbers.. Those taking part are Christine Marcinelli, county champion in Shakespearean reading; Elvira Streza, champion in dramatic poetry; Lois Sonerson, alto solo champion, and George Franz, clarinetist and saxophone player.. Mr. Milroth and Miss Emily Dunn, of the high school faculty, accompanied the group.Milroth will open the broadcast with brief remarks and introduce the performers. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 14, 1935 --- Rotary Club Plans Annual Corn Roast --- Glassport Rotary club's annual corn roast will be held Tuesday evening, August 20, at Rainbow Gardens, McKeesport, it was announced at last night's meeting.. In charge of completing arrangements for the affair is a committee composed of Samuel Ferguson, chairman, James R. Hewitt, Alex Kaszonyi and Dr. W. E. Hodgson, and a transportation committee composed of Ray Hornfeck, Charles E. Redman and Andrew Granger.. Dinner will be served at the park pavilion at 6:15 o'clock and will be followed by a program of entertainment including swimming, mushball, roller skating and other outdoor sports. Ladies will be guests of the club that night.. Frank W. Harker, of Washington, Padistrict governer was a guest at last night's meeting. His talk preceded one by J. F. Gleason, a representative of the Federal Housing Administration. John Fabry presided. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 30, 1936 --- ONE-ACT PLAY WILL FEATURE H. S. ASSEMBLY --- A 25-minute sketch entitled "Enter The Hero" by Theresa Helburn, will feature tomorrow's senior high assembly in the high school auditorium at 1 o'clock.. The one-act piece will present a psychological study of a pathetically romantic and somewhat humorous character called, Anne. Anne is a small town girl deeply taken by romance, exhibiting a peculiar complex, expression for which she gains by writing romantic letters to herself and buying herself an engagement ring.. Harold, the hero, solves the situation. C. J. Milroth directed the players.. Miss Blanch Heath and her 7-1 group will present a one-act play also during the junior high assembly in the auditorium at 11 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 30, 1936 --- Dance to Follow Basketball Game On Friday Night --- That Friday night assembly dances in Glassport high school following basketball games are attracting attention may be attested by the fact that guests from Glassport, McKeesport, Clairton, Elizabeth and Brentwood high schools have signified their intention of attending the dance to follow tomorrow night's game between the East McKeesport and Glassport high school teams here.. All details will be the same as the dance which followed last Friday night's game here. Carl Eaton's eight piece orchestra will furnish the music, making its second appearance here. Doors will open at 7 o'clock and the preliminary game between the East McKeesport and Glassport girls' teams is scheduled to start at 7:30 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 30, 1936 --- Grade Mothers Expect Capacity Crowd At Party --- Arrangements to accomodate a crowd of about 500 people at Tuesday night's card and Bingo party sponsored by the mothers of the third grade students in St. Cecilia's parochial school to be held in the school hall, Eighth street and Ohio avenue, were nearing completion today.. Tables of bridge, 500, euchre, pinochle and bingo will be in play under supervision of a committee of third grade mothers. Upwards of 150 favors will be awarded and lunch will be served in the school basement at the conclusion of the affair.. Mrs. E. A. Ducay and Mrs. James Ashton are charman and co-chairman respectively of the committee, which is scheduled to complete plans at a meeting Sunday afternoon in the school hall. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 30, 1936 --- Part Of Proceeds Of Eagles' Dance Go To Foundation --- Third and last in a series of dances conducted by Glassport aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will be held tonight in the club rooms, Sixth street and Allegheny avenue.. A portion of the proceeds of tonight's affair will be donated to President Roosevelt's Warm Springs foundation.. Dancing will be from 9 o'clock until midnight. Music will be furnished by the Keystone Cadets, and a three- act floor show will be a feature of the entertainment program.. In charge of tonight's affair will be a committee of members composed of: Joseph Kargle, chairman of the entertainment, David Stein, Harry Pullin, K. P. Jones and Andrew Potemra.. The weekly Thursday evening bingo party sponsored by the club will be held tomorrow evening instead of tonight due to the dance. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 27, 1936 --- Open Drive To Send Margaret Carpenter To National Contest --- $200 Needed To Finance Trip To Oklahoma City For Local Contender -- MIXED QUARTET IS AWARDED SECOND PLACE -- High school officials today opened a drive to raise $200 to send Margaret Carpenter, Glassport's State champion in original oration, to the national contest in Oklahoma City May 4 to 8.. This marks the second time within three years a Glassport student has won the State title and become eligible to compete in the national contest.. In 1934 Harvey Schauffler won the national title. Margaret Carpenter, the present contender, was runner-up to Schauffler for the school title that year and a contender for the state award last year.. Joseph Srp, who coached both Schauffler and Miss Carpenter through the school, county and southwestern regional contests to the State title, will not accompany Miss Carpenter to the national contests if the trip is made. Miss Lillian Demestikas, who coached Miss Carpenter as a member of the debate team, has been chosen to be her coach during the national competition elimination, and to accompany her on the trip.. Supervising Principal Hart, High School Principal Naser and Coach Srp this morning sent out appeals to all local people to contribute to the campaign to raise the money to cover expenses of the trip to Oklahoma city for Miss Carpenter and Miss Demestikas. The money must be raised before before Thursday night, Naser said this morning, since it will be necessary for the contender and her coach to leave Glassport Friday night if they are to arrive in Oklahoma City in time for the opening of the contests on Monday.. Contributions to the drive will be accepted at the high school office by Mr. Naser who has been selected as treasurer of the campaign.. Margaret Carpenter is a senior in the academic department of the the high school and will be graduated with the class of 1936 in June. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carpenter of 710 Vermont Avenue. The oration which she wrote herself and which one for her in the State title is "America The Spectacular." It has been accredited by judges one of the best high school orations of the year. Miss Carpenter will use the same oration in the national contest at Oklahoma city.. In announcing the appeal for funds for the campaign, Naser and Hart both stated this morning they believed Miss Carpenter's ability as an orator merits the support of the people of Glassport. and that in their estimation she stands a good chance of running high in the competition for the national title.. Representatives of Glassport High School in the State contests at Pottsville Friday took second place in the competition for mixed quartets and third place in extemporaneous speaking. Merrill Snyder represented the local school in the latter contest while the Glassport High School mixed quartets was composed of Frank Critchfield, Lois Sonerson, Margaret Billie King and Thomas Hammel. These contests concluded local forensic competition for the year. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 27, 1936 --- Final Performance Of Senior Play Is Scheduled Tonight --- Final performance of "Death Takes A Holiday" the 1936 senior class play, will take place tonight at 8:30 o'clock in the high school auditorium. Sales of tickets, high scholl officials said will be larger than on any of the previous three showings.. Several hundred seats have been reserved and several hudred general admission seats are expected to be sold at the door before the show. Proceeds will be applied to the expenses of publishing the high school annual yearbook.. Numerous requests for a repeat performance of the show which played on Broadway, New York, for 358 consecutive nights were received following Thursday night's presentation and caused high school officials to schedule a final performance for this evening.. The Glassport High School mixed quartet which won second place in the State contests at Pottsville Friday night, will sing a group of numbers between the acts. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 27, 1936 --- Good Vote Expected At Polls Tomorrow --- Although political activity here is not as intense as usual, a good turnout is looked for in the primary tomorrow.. Local candidates for nomination on both major party Tickets have concluded their campaigns and are now awaiting the outcome of tomorrow's voting.. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 27, 1936 --- Polish-American Club Endorses Candidates --- After hearing candidates for office from both major political parties, members of the Polish-American Club voted at a special meeting last night in Polish Falcon Hall to support the Democratic ticket. Last night's session was addressed by Assemblyman Samuel A. Weiss, candidate for re-election to the State Legislature, Borough Democratic Chairman Joseph Witkowski and the Club President Frank L. Tacik. The latter outlined the platforms of the candidates heard by the club and led a discussion. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 28, 1936 --- HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL TO BE PRINTED SOON --- Publication of the 1936 edition of the "Glahisian," Glassport High School Senior year book, is scheduled for May 20.. This year's publication will contain pictures and accounts of high school activities during the past year as well as individual pictures of the 1936 graduating class.. All manuscripts have been sent to the printer and the book is now being "set up." C. J. Milroth acted as faculty advisor to the annual staff. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 28, 1936 --- Seniors To Begin Preparations For Graduation Soon --- Preparations for the annual commencement, baccalaurate and class night exercises for this year's graduating class of the high school are scheduled to start next week. Class night will be observed on Friday, May 29, baccalaurate services Sunday evening, May 31 and commencement exercises Monday night, June 1.. The speakers for the baccalaurate and commencement exercises have not yet been decided upon, nor has the place for the baccalaurate service been announced.. The annual school picnic which will end the school year will be held Tuesday, June 2, at Olympia Park. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 28, 1936 --- Good Attendance At Evangelistic Services --- Good attendance marks the nightly preaching services being conducted in the Glassport Baptist Church by the Rev. P. H. Lynch, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, McKeesport and now an evangelist at the Pittsburgh Baptist Association.. Ladies night was observed at last night's service with the speaker addressing the congregation on "An Adventure By An Old Well.". Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laughlin of Clairton sang. Tonight's sermon subject will be "Four Men and a Tree." Men's night will be observed.. Tomorrow evening will be family night and the Rev. Mr. Lynch will preach on "What Price Calvary." Sunday School night will be observed at Thursday's service with "The Man Who Was a Dead Shot" as the sermon text. Youth night will be held Friday and the Rev. Mr. Lynch will talk on "The Greatest Wrestling Match of All Time." Special music will be furnished for Friday night's service by Betty Lynch Washburn and her chorus. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1936 --- M. E. CONCERT TO BE HELD TONIGHT --- Arrangements have been completed for the concert to be presented in the Glassport Methodist Church tonight by the Rubi Blakey Singers and the Hugarian Gypsy Orchestra of Braddock.. Sponsored by the Methodist Choir Association, the affair is scheduled to start at 8 o'clock. A program of sacred and classical music will be presented.. Following their appearance here several months ago in a concert sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church, several requests were received for a return engagement of the Rubi Singers.. Mrs. Scott Boor heads the committee in charge of the affair. Proceed will be for the benefit of the choir association. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1936 --- School Officials Honor Instructor --- In an official pronouncement issued this morning, local school heads paid tribute to Joseph A. Srp, coach of Misss Margaret Carpenter, Glassport's contender for national honors in original oration in the National Forensic and Music League contests at Oklahoma City next week.. In the past three years, the statement said, Mr. Srp has coached three Glassport High School Students to the national forensic championship contests and in one instance has coached a local student to the national championship in original oration.. Miss Lillian Demestikas, coach of debate, will accompany Miss Carpenter to the national contests at Oklahoma city. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1936 --- Baptists Pay Tribute To Deceased Pastor --- Tribute to the memory of the Rev. Clarence Downing, deceased pastor of the Glassport Baptist Church, was paid at special services in the church last night by the Rev. P. H. Lynch, Pittsburgh Baptist Association evangelist and members of the congregation. "What Price Calvary" was the title of the Rev. Mr. Lynch's sermon during the service. Special music was provided by the Baptist Choir.. Tonight Sunday School night will be observed during the mission services. All teachers, officers and scholars will attend in a body. Special music will be furnished at tomorrow night's service by Mrs. Betty Lynch Washburn and a girls' trio. The services begin nightly at 7:45 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 1, 1936 --- CLASSICAL AND SACRED MUSIC PROGRAM GIVEN --- A program of Negro spiritual and jubilee songs and interpretations of music classics was presented in the Glassport Methodist Church last evening by the Rubi Blakey Jubilee Singers of Pittsburgh and the Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra of Braddock.. The audience of close to 200 people heqard orchestral renditions of Franz Liszt's Second Hungarian Rapsody, Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz and other well known classical selections together with an array of Southern Negro spirituals by the Rubi Singers.. The concert was for benifit of the Methodist Choir Association. Preceding the concert Rubi Blakey described the four different types of Negro songs particularly the types which the singers were to present. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 1, 1936 --- Thrift Gardeners' Seeds At Lapsley Brothers Offices --- Thrift gardeners who have not yet procured their seeds may obtain them at the offices of the Lapsley Brothers Lumber Company, 520 Monongahela Avenue. J. A. Lapsley, chairman of the local thrift garden seed committee announced distribution of the seeds earliear this week but it has been reported several packages are still uncalled for. Distribution of the seeds will be made only to the persons who applied for them on the prescribed application forms.. The packages contain practically the same allotment of seeds as last year except that onion sets, pea and bean seeds are omitted this year. Cabbage and tomato plants did not arive with the original shipment, but are expected within a short time, Mr. Lapsley stated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 1, 1936 --- Replogle Attends School Assembly --- Assistant Superintendent of Schools of Allegheny County Samuel H. Replogle entertained students in Glassport High School at a general assembly session this morning with an exhibition of motion pictures he filmed here several weeks ago.. The pictures depicted various school activities and many of the students saw themselves performing gymnastic stunts or working in their shops or classrooms. In addition Mr. Replogle exhibitied several other reels of pictures he filmed.. He was introduced to the student body by Supervising Principal Hart and High School Principal Naser. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 1, 1936 --- Final Entertainment To Be Given At H. S. On Monday, May 11 --- A program of motion pictures headed by the film entitled "The silent Enemy" will be presented in the High School auditorium Monday, May 11, and will be the final entertainment of the school year at the high school.. The feature will be a legendary story of the American Indian and will present six reels showing the life of Indians. It will be a sound picture. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 4, 1936 --- Board Of Trade Dinner Carded Tuesday Night --- For the purpose of securing advice in charting a course of activity to benst benefit the borough, Glassport Board of Trade has invited outstanding members of the Duquesne Business Men's Association and the Clairton Chamber of commerce to speak at its get together dinner tomorrow evening in the high school.. Earl L. Dambach and George O. O'Malley of the Duquesne organization, and Edwin P. Harnack, secretary of the Clairton Chamber of Commerce are the speakers.. Recently reorganized, the Glassport Board of Trade is planning to become active in encouraging new industries and business houses to come to Glassport and to encourage local business.. The Glassport High School mixed quartet, winners of the State forensic League champioship will appear on the program following the dinner, which will be served from the domestic science department of the high school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 4, 1936 --- Communist Meeting Stopped By Police --- District members of the Communist party were interrupted while holding a public meeting at Sixth Street and Monongahela Avenue Saturday night by Glassport police.. After several speakers had delivered their orations, police decided the meeting was getting out of hand and chief Dom George and Officers Stewart, Rushe and Cunningham stepped in and broke it up. Vic Franks, 22, of Glassport, landed in jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. He will be given a hearing tonight on the charge before Burgess Seward J. Gross.. Carolyn Hart, known as "The Girl in Red" had alread spoken when the trouble started. When the police appeared, she disappeared. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 4, 1936 --- Sunday School Winners To Be Entertained --- Members of the Read team of the Young Peoples Bible Class of the Glassport M. E. Church, winners of a recent membership and attendance contest, will be entertained by the losing division at a dinner Friday evening in the Methodist Episcopal Church festal hall.. Serving will begin at 8 o'clock and will precede a program of games, music and other entertainment being prepared by a committee of members of the Blue team. The dinner will be open to all members of the class. Mrs. Myrtle Mellor was captain of the Red team and Mrs. Marian Allen of the Blues. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 5, 1936 --- EDMONDS ACT INCREMENT RESTORED TO TEACHERS --- Solicitor And Treasurer Re-Elected At Monthly Meeting Last Night -- NASER RECOMMENDS 83 FOR GRADUATION -- Attorney James H. McClure was unanimously re-elected Solicitor of Glassport School Board at the monthly meeting of the board last night in the high school. Jesse Dobbins who succeeded George Marks as treasurer of the board a year ago, was likewise re-elected by a unanimous vote last night.. In an opinion handed down from Attorney General Charles J. Margiotti's office it was found the board must restore all former basic teachers' salaries as provided by the Edmonds Act.. Miss Marie Stabler, a teacher in the junior-senior high school, raised the question of the increment restoration at the March meeting. She told the board she had started teaching here three years ago at a salary 10 percent below the amount set for starting teachers in her class by the Edmonds Act, due to the Wilson Act moratorium being in effect. Since the Wilson Act was self-repealing as of last July, Miss Stabler asked that her 10 percent cut be restored her and her annual increment be paid according to the terms of the Edmonds Act.. Board members at that time believed that Miss Stabler was within her rights to make the request but decided to withhold action pending an opinion from the Attorney General's Office. The opinion read at last night's meeting will effect, besides Miss Stabler, 13 other teachers in the local schools. It means an addition of $2,400 to the present school payroll.. High School Principal Melvin J. Naser recommended the names of 83 senior high school students for graduation in June. His recommendation carried the proviso that deficiencies in work be made up by certain students before the end of the term. He suggested that they be allowed to participate in the exercises but must return to school at a later date to make up the work. He asked for authorization to purchase the same diplomas as last year.. Naser also announced the dates for class night exercises, baccalaureate service, commencement, picnic and junior prom, and asked members of the board to approve the dates set. Dr. W. C. Feick objected to the prom being held Thursday, June 4, after school had closed for the term. "I think," he said, "that the boys and girls will be harder to handle once school is closed, and I feel the dance should be scheduled sometime before the close of the term. They might get out of hand in the building.". Mr. Naser replied that a high standard of conduct and decorum had always been maintained at other proms held after the end of the term. The discussion ended with all members concurring on the date for the dance as suggeted by Naser. His other recommendations were accepted also.. Scoutmaster Alonzo A. Washburn appeared in response to a request from the board regarding the handling of school property in the Third Ward Building where his Troop meets every Monday night. Among other things the boys were accused of "holding matches under thermometers in the building". The scoutmaster agreed to maintain a more rigid discipline among his charges and the issue was dropped.. Members of the board encountered difficulties when they attempted to reply to an offer made by a committee from the Church of God for two lots on Erie Avenue. The board appealed to Solicitor McClure who stated he was not certain whether the board could dispose of the School District's property at a private sale. He believed, he said, it would be necessary to advertise for bids before consumating the transaction.. The church committee told members of the board they had $500 cash and offered to pat $1,500 for the two lots they want. Solicitor McClure advised against the board entering into any sale which would result in monthly payment arrangement. He suggested cash terms of sale only.. James R. Hewitt Jr., acting secretary in place of Thomas Lapsley, absent from last night's meeting due to illness in his family, announced that a letter from C. E. Dickey, county superintendent of schools, informed the district that one day lost time due to the flood must be made up. School children will therefore be ordered to report back to their classrooms, Wednesday, June 3, the day after the annual picnic, the board decided.. It was reported that work on the WPA auditorium painting job had not yet been started. An application for the position of truant officer was received from J. W. Keim, who offered to allow his entire salary to go for back taxes. Since no vacancy exists in the position the board took no action on the application.. Director Gressler wanted to know who had given the Board of Trade permission to use the domestic science department of the high school for its dinner this evening. No one seemed to know anything about it and Dr. Feick moved that permission be granted since all arrangements for the affair seemed to be completed. After Dr. Feick made his motion Director Hutton said, "Why go through the formality of granting them permission. They didn't ask for it.".. Treasurer Jesse Dobbins' report showed a balance in the general account on March 31 of $15,755.58 with receipts from Tax Collector Andrew Granger of $1,783.69, from Delinquent Tax Collector Grover C. DeLaney of $775.59, from gymnasium rental of $67 and from two certificates at the bank of Glassport of $10,000. Total deposits were $27, 981.78 and returned vouchers $24,067.68, leaving a balance on April 30 of $3,913.30. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 5, 1936 --- GRADUATES' NAMES ARE ANNOUNCED --- The list of seniors recommended by High School Principal Melvin J. Naser to members of the School Board for graduation in June follows: Arthur E. Andrews, George R. Anthony, Margaret Babyak, Emma Bilak, Anastasia Bill, John F. Bradley, William E. Bradley, Marguerite Eleanor Brooks, Rudolph N. Budnick, Paul W. Case, Margaret Ivel Carpenter, Kelsel Charles Close, Rita Dolores Connor, Frank Hayes Chritchfield, Margaret Elsie Daniels, Robert R. Davis, Alfretta Lenova Dean, Eleanor M. Dingledine, John A. Dolnack, Margaret Louise Eckersberg, Emil George Gagoric, Betty M. Griffin.. Thomas Clarck Hammel, Grayce Ellen Hanley, Rose M. Hickey, W. L. Hill Jr., Isabella Pauline Hunt, Paul A. Huss, William Albert James, Christine M. Janci, Ralph T. Johnson, Lois Beatrice Jones, Wilbert William Kampas, Helen C. Katic, Glenn Woodward Kennedy, Sue F. Komondor, Henry L. Kopchinski, Anna M. Korposh, Margaret M. Kurtzrock, Frank Lebowitz, E. Ellsworth Lehman, Christine Marcinelli, George M. Marks Jr., Joseph R. Maslowski, Virginia Adelaide McCloskey, Virginia Rita McKeeta, Mary Francis Michaelson, Anna Michalosky, Frances T. Modesto, Margaret Claudia Mullaney, Frank A. Natale, Nedra Olive Niedermeyer, Donald Clyde Null, Kenneth J. Null, Joseph Orenak, George R. Orenyak, James H. Palmire, John A. Pasquantonio, Ruth Elizabeth Pullin.. Paul Puskar Jr., Ivan M. Raden, Rhoda L. M. Ranta, Ruth Malvina Reed, Gladys Melissa Sample, Nick F. Sherman, Joseph M. Siudyla, Lois Irene Sonerson, Merrill J. Snyder, Harry Clode Sutman, William Dell Sutman, Daniel John Svetz, Florence C. Swauger, Lois Marie Tachoir, Stanislaw J. Telega, Helen Elizabeth Thomas, Sophie Trbovich, Gertrude L. Witkowski, Regina C. Witkowski, Jane Raffle Woy, Pauline Yablonski, Vincent P. Zeik and Bertha M. Zeleznik.. Of the entire membership of the class only 10 expect to continue their education in higher institutions of learning; 47 reported indefinite plans for the future; 24 intend to seek employment; one will join the navy and another will choose between the navy and CCC enlistment.. The class is comprised of 41 boys and 42 girls. Many of its members have been active participants in football, basketball, baseball, dramatics, forensic and school activities. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 5, 1936 --- School Officials Honor Joseph Srp --- Official pronouncement by members of the faculty of Glassport High School, and heads of the School District honored Joseph A. Srp, oratory coach who has brought a championship each year for the past four years to the local high school, follows: "We feel that the people of Glassport should be made cognizant of the fact that Joseph A. Srp of the high school faculty and coach of oratory has compiled an unusual record during the four years he fostered this extramural activity in the school.. To acquaint those interested with the facts in Mr. Srp's record, we have compiled this pronouncement: In 1933 Mr. Srp's first protege, Early dudley won the Allegheny County championship in oratory. In 1934, Harvey Schauffler Jr. won the national championship with his oration ' A Century of Progress.' In 1935 Jack Murray qualified for the national competition, being eliminated in the final rounds of the contest held at Kent, O. We are now awaiting news of Margaret Carpenter, present state champion, who is contesting for national honors at Oklahoma City.. We believe that Mr. Srp's record of placing three candidates in national competition within the short space of three years is unusual and take this opportunity to commend him for it." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 5, 1936 --- BOARD OF TRADE DINNER TONIGHT --- Preparations are complete for serving 30 members of the Glassport Board of Trade at the first annual dinner of the reorganized board tonight in the domestic science department of the high school. Members of the committee in charge of arranging the affair are John S. Hart, chairman, W. N. King, Mrs. M. Humphreys and George Fasiskas. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 6, 1936 --- REDMAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF TRADE BOARD --- Charles E. Redman, for many years active in local civic, social and industrial affairs, was last night elected first permanent president of the reorganized Glassport Board of Trade.. Election of officers took place at the annual meeting of the board. Others elected were, William N. King, first vice president; Dr. E. L. Erhard, second vice president; A. A. Raden, treasurer and Paul Fabry, secretary. Mr. Raden and Mr. Fabry had held the positions of temporary treasurer and secretary since the board's reorganization on Jan. 14.. Mr. Redman succeeds Ben Miller, elected temporary president in January. The election was preceded by a dinner, served in the domestic science dining room a t the high school, and an open forum discussion on the problems of civic organizations.. Guests were Earl L. Dambach and George O. O'Malley of Duquesne and Edwin P. Harnack, secretary of the Clairton Chamber of Commerce. At the direction of the president the guests, all connected with civic organizations, answered questions by members of the board regarding the activities of a civic group. In brief talks they advised the local board on organization, arousing local spirit and kindred subjects. The newly-elected board of directors will meet in 10 days to elect a chairman and other officers. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 6, 1936 --- 450 ATTEND FINAL GRADE CARD PARTY --- More than 450 people last night crowded the school hall and classrooms of St. Cecelia's parochial school for the final card party of the year, sponsored by the grade mothers of the parish.. Last night's affair was sponsored by a group of church women not represented in the school. Mrs. Fred Alles and Mrs. John Moritz headed the committee in charge. At the conclusion of play, lunch was served in the school basement. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 6, 1936 --- LOCAL GIRL IS ELIMINATED TITLE CONTEST -- Margaret Carpenter, Glassport High School entrant in the National Forensic and Music League's contests for the national championships in original oration being held at Oklahoma City was eliminated from further competition yesterday afternoon.. After she had succeeded in getting a second place rating in the first round of competition, and a fifth place in the second round. Miss Carpenter drew a fifth in the third round which automatically eliminated her. According to the rules of national competition. a contestant. who draws a rating of more than :nine in the first three rounds is automatically eliminated from further competition. Miss Carpenter's rating was 12 places.. A telegram informing high school officials of the outcome of the first three rounds of competition was received here early today from Miss Lillian Demestikas of the high school faculty, who accompanied Miss Carpenter on the trip. Miss Demestikas' message was brief, but stated that competition for the national title was keener this year than ever before.. It is expected the local entrant and her companion will remain in Oklahoma City for the remainder of the week to witness the outcome of the contests. They will probably leave Oklahoma City Friday night and arrive home Sunday: Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 6, 1936 --- Legion Auxiliary Poppy Day To Be Held On May 9, 23 --- Annual Poppy Day will be observed. by members of Glassport American Legion Auxiliary Saturday, May 9, at Pittsburgh, and Saturday, May 23, in Glassport.. During the county council sale Saturday in Pittsburgh. approximately 50 local girls and women will participate. Mrs. Anna Ducay will be in charge of the local group scheduled to leave here early Saturday morning and travel by automobile to Pittsburgh.. Mrs. Emma Schwerha is chairman for the local Poppy Day sale. Her corps of workers will cover Glassport and Otto by house-to-house canvass and sell poppies on the street corners.. The Auxiliary will also participate in the Memorial Day exercises being planned by the Memorial Day Association. Representatives of the auxiliary are expected to attend the mass meeting of the Memorial Day Association Sunday Afternoon, May 17, in the American Legion Home, at which time final arrangements for the annual observance will be completed. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 6, 1936 --- Degree Team Prepares For District Meeting --- The degree team of Woodsmen Circle met last night in Odd Fellows Hall for a practice session in preparation for the seventh district convention to be held at he William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh. on Saturday.. Victory Grove No. 196 met at 7:30 o'clock for a brief business session. The meeting of Junior Circle 72, originally scheduled for last night was postponed. A social session followed the meeting, conducted by the degree team. Co-chairmen were Ethel Andrews and Anna Hospodar. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 7, 1936 --- HIGH SCHOOL HONOR STUDENTS ARE NAMED --- Joseph Lebowitz Attains Highest Average For 4-Year Prep Course -- Joseph Louis Lebowitz, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lebowitz of 611 Monongahela Avenue, is the ranking honor student of the class of 1936 of Glassport High School, it was announced at the high school office today.. Lebowitz aquired 17 A's and four B's during his four year academic course to attain a quality average rating of 3.809 for the entire course. An Average of 4.000 is considered perfect. He earned 21 credits for the course.. Second highest honors in the class of 83 went to Frank Critchfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Critchfield of Vermont Avenue. Critchfield also earned 21 credits and had a quality point average of 3.619 for his four year academic course. He was active in dramatics and was a member of the State championship mixed Quartet.. Margaret Ivel Carpenter, this year's contestant for national honors in original oratory, attained the third highest rank in the class. She earned 20 credits during a four year college preparatory course for a quality point average of 3.550. Miss Carpenter is still in Oklahoma City where she went last Friday to compete for the championship of the country in original oration. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carpenter of 710 Vermont Avenue.. Other honor rankings in the class were: Merrill Snyder and George Anthony, college preparatory, tied for fourth place; Betty Griffin, college preparatory, sixth; Rhonda Ranta, Commercial, seventh; Margaret Mullaney and Mary Michaelson, college preparatory tied for eighth place; Gertrude Witkowski, Commercial, tenth; Regina Witkowski, Commercial, eleventh; John Bradley and Pauline Yablonski, both Commercial, tied for twelfth, and James Palmire, college preparatory, Helen Katic, Commercial and Gladys Sample, Commercial tied for thirteenth place.. All honor students attained a quality point average of 3.000 or better for their four years of work.. Margaret Mullaney and Merrill Snyder will take the Exceptional Able Youth examinations Saturday morning at Carnegie Institute of Technology for the annual scholarship award to that college given by the Buhl Foundation of Pittsburgh and civic organizations of Allegheny County. The examinations are open to students who rank high in their classes in high schools all over Allegheny County.. Any student in the upper fifth of the class, the above-named honor students, is eligible to apply for a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. The student's application is submitted with the high school principal's recommendation to the university authorities who then decide to whom the schol;arship shall be given. It was not announced this morning whether or not any of this year's class would apply for the award. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 7, 1936 --- ATHLETIC FIELD WPA PROJECT IS MAKING PROGRESS --- Improvements to the Ninth Street athletic field are being rushed to completion by a corps of WPA workers concentrated on that job so that it might be finished before the opening of the local baseball season.. Supervisors said that at least two more weeks of work will be required to put the field in good playing shape. A total of 95 men are now employed on this project having been transferred there from the Hemlock Alley and other projects, leaving the athletic field and stone quarry the only two works relief projects in operation in Glassport at the present time.. Suspension of work on the Hemlock Alley project is only temporary. That project will be resumed when additional money has been allotted to it. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 7, 1936 --- Final Motion Picture To Be Shown Monday --- "The Silent Enemy," a motion picture story of the American Indian, will be the feature attraction of the final motion picture program to be given at the high school next Monday.. The main picture will be six reels in length and will be augmented by several reels of cartoon comedies. Scheduled to start at 2:30 o'clock, the show will be for the benefit of the band uniforms fund.. The new red and black uniforms purchased for the high school band a month ago, are expected to arrive this week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1936 --- INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS NEAR PEAK --- Glassport's three major industries are operating this moth on a schedule nearer to capacity that at any time within the past several years.. Operations this month at the Copperweld Steel Company plant are about the same as in April, officials stated. Demand for the company's rural electric conductors continues to be good and production of this item is being maintained at a good rate. Production in other departments is being kept up to a 80-85 percent level, the same as in April.. Officials at the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry plant said today that operations there were "very good." Operating on a schedule of 75 to 80 percent of capacity, the foundry is employing close to 500 men at the present time. Machine and railroad castings continue to form the principal items in demand. The outlook for the foundry continues to be good for the summer months.. Factories G, M and O of the local plant of the United States Glass Company are in full operation at the present time, giving employment to about 550 men. Production centers on a general list of commercial and domestic glassware with the volume of orders continuing about the same as in the past several months. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1936 --- BOARD OF TRADE DIRECTORS WILL ORGANIZE SOON --- The first permanent board of directors of the Glassport Board of Trade, announced today by Paul Fabry includes: G. S. Lapsley, John S. Hart, William Broder, Milton Snyder, Ben Miller, Joseph Stabler, Joseph Stein, F. A. Kelley, Stanley Wawrzeniak and Alex Bell.. Members of the board were elected for a one year term. They will take office at once. According to the by-laws of the organization the directors are to meet within ten days of their election to organize. A meeting will be scheduled for some night next week by President C. E. Redman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1936 --- Baby Clinic --- Semi-monthly meeting of Glassport Baby Clinic will take place Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Glassport Methodist Church. An examining physician and two registered public health nurses will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1936 --- Glassport's Weiss Ruffled By Colleagues In Capital --- Accused Of Seeking Headlines By Presenting Flood Resolution -- HARRISBURG MAY 14. Hot words were heaped on the head of Representative Samuela A. Weiss of Glassport in the State House of Representatives yesterday and he shoveled them right back at his critics, members of his own party in his own county. Inequitable distribution of newspaper publicity was the cause of discord among the Allegheny County Democrats.. Weiss called up a resolution which he had presented, which according to some of the other Democratic Representatives was intended largely to provide headlines in the newspapers.. It called for the appontment of a joint committee of House and Senate "whose duty it shall be to personally urge the President and Congress of the United States the necessity of immediate adoption of Federal flood control measures, designed to eliminate future floods in the Commonwealth and elsewhere."On the face of it, this was a laudable endeavor. But other county Democrats suspected Weiss of wanting to get a front seat on the band wagon.. Homer S. Brown started the rumpus by asking Weiss " just what this bill says." Weiss said it meant no more than its moral effect on Congress.. Congress," said Weiss, "is either going to pickle or table this bill till next year. All this does is to ask congress to take action now.". Brown asked if it was necessary to have a committee. Weiss said it was.. Frank J. Zappala, who got one of the administration bills to introduce, asked if these bills didn't cover the question.. "If Congress fails to pas its bill, all the legislation we have introduced would be invalid and of no effect," Weiss replied.. Kenneth L. Harkins took up the baiting of Weiss, and asked if the committee was to go to Washington. Weiss said the committee might agree to do that. Harkins asked if the word "personally" meant the committee would go at its own expense. Weiss said that would be expected.. Harkins asked if it wouldn't be proper to so stipulate in the resolution. By this time Weiss was irritated.. "If the gentleman is selected I'd be glad to advance expenses to take him along," he said.. On passagfe of the resolution, it was shouted down. But when a division was asked, all the flood district representatives who didn't want to seem against any action, however futile, to get flood control, stood up in favor of the resolution, and it was passed 82 to 24.. "Wait, " Weiss said later to some of his questioners. "Wait till you have something up. I'll interrogate you, and you better be prepared for it." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1936 --- Golden Hour Class To Sponsor Project --- Improvements to the primary classroom of the Methodist Sunday School for the nextyear will be sponsored by members of the Golden Hour Class. The room will be cleaned and redecorated.. Next meeting of the class will be held Tuesday evening, June 9, at the home of Mrs. Lillian Rennie. Devotional service will be conducted by Mrs. Harry Byard and Mrs. Ray Brindle will have charge of the business discussion. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1936 --- Odd Fellows To Banquet Tonight --- Annual banquet for the Past Grands Association of the Odd Fellows in the seventh district of Pennsylvania will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the festal hall of the Glassport Methodist Church..The affair will be for members of the Odd Fellows and their wives and several hundred are expected to attend. Samuel Dudley is general chairman of the committee in charge of the arrangements. Several talks will be heard and a program of entertainment will be given following the dinner.. Members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Glassport Methodist Church who will assist with the preparation and serving of the banquet in the church were announced at last night's semi-monthly meeting of the society by Mrs. Ethel Nipps, general chairman.. All details for the affair, the chairman announced had been completed. The committees of workers are: Kitchen -- Mrs. Ethel Nipps, chairman, Mrs. Scott Boor, Mrs. George Adams, Mrs. Harvey Schauffler, Sr., Mrs. John Gardner, Mrs. Orville Orbin, Mrs. W. C. Marquis, Mrs. James Glendenning and Mrs. Arthur Wilkes Sr.; dining room -- Mrs. Craven Hogue, Mrs. Thomas Granger, Mrs. John Robinson, Mrs. Melvin J. Naser, Mrs. Florence Robinson, Mrs. William King, Mrs. W. C. Feick, Mrs. Agnes Hutchinson, Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, Mrs. Elizabeth Diehl, Hazel Williams, Mrs. William Knox, Mrs. Arthur Wilkes Jr., and Miss Blanch Heath.. It was announced that annual election of officers will take place at next regular meeting. The lunch committee, reappointed is Mrs. Earl Deremer, Mrs. Andrew Granger and Mrs. Thomas Granger. Mrs. W. C. Feick will conduct devotions. . Mrs. John Finney conducted devotions opening last night's meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1936 --- (adv.) Can't Find the Straw You Want --- THEN YOU HAVEN'T TRIED RADEN'S -- Sounds as tho' they were pretty sure of themselves doesn't it? But you'd be the same if ... You had a stock of $1.95 hats that could high-hat any other stock in Glassport and vicinity.. And if every man who tried on your $1.95 shape thought it was a $3 hat he was looking at.. And if every buyer immediately started to be a seller to his friends.. Wouldn't you feel a bit proud of your accomplishment? Wouldn't you now? Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1936 --- Legion Meets Tonight --- Arrangements for participation in the annual observance of Memorial Day will be made at tonight's monthly meeting of Glassport Post No. 443, American Legion in Legion Home. A delegation will be appointed to represent the Legion at the Memorial Day Association scheduled for 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Legion Home. Commander Arthur Mayou will preside at tonight's meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- Glassport Youth Honored At Pitt --- A Glassport boy, member of the sophomore class of the School of Business Administration of the University of Pittsburgh, has been honored by his fellow students by being elected to membership in the Men's Student Council at the university.. John Glasser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Glasser of Indiana, Pa., and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lapsley of Glassport will represent the junior class in assembly next year, a bulletin from the university states. The Men's Council, newly organized, maintains jurisdiction over all student activities for men on campus.. Glasser also won the distinction, unusual for a sophomore, of being appointed business manager of the Pitt Panther student monthly humorous publication.This post he will likely occupy next year. He is at present chairman of the Men's Student loan committee at the university. He graduated from Glassport High with the class of 1934 and was awarded a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh by university officials as a result of the excellence of his work in high school here.. During the school year Glasser makes his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lapsley, 427 Ohio Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- High School Seniors End Class Thursday --- Thursday will be the last day of school for members of the class of 1936 of the high school.. Senior students will take their final examinations this week and conclude their scholastic activities Thursday afternoon. Final exams for juniors, sophomores and freshmen are scheduled for next week.. Eight grade students will be given their final tests this week also. They will take Allegheny County Board of Education examinations in geography, arithmetic, English and spelling. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- MARGARET CARPENTER TO GIVE ORATION AT ROTARY CLUB DINNER --- Miss Margaret Carpenter, Glassport High School contestant for national honors in original oration, will deliver her oration, "America The Spectacular," which took county and State honors, before members of Glassport Rotary Club at the weekly dinner meeting tomorrow evening in the festal hall of the Glassport Presbyterian Church.. Miss Carpenter is a member of the graduationg class of the high school, ranking third. She returned last week from Oklahoma where she competed for the national title. The program of entertainment will be in charge of Harry Shaw. John Fabry will preside during the business discussion during which plans for a gun club shoot will be outlined. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- METHODIST Y. P. B. C. TO MEET THURSDAY --- Monthly meeting of the Young Peoples Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will be held Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Henrietta Cunningham, 728 Ohio Avenue.. Annual election of officers will take place during the business period over which Mrs. Elizabeth Diehl will preside. Reports of Y. P. C. sisters will be heard and new ones appointed for the year. Mrs. C. C. Davis, class teacher, will conduct the lesson.. Summer social activities will be discussed and planned Entertainment will be in charge of Mrs. Thelma Watson and lunch will be served by the hostess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- Legion Auxiliary To Sponsor Lawn Fete --- Announcement was made today of a lawn fete to be sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Saturday afternoon, June 20, on the lawn of the Legion Home. Mrs. Elsie Salzman will be chairman of the affair and she will be assisted by members of the ways and means committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1936 --- S. S. Class to Meet --- Monthly meeting of the Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. C. C. Davis, 408 Monongahela Avenue, Otto. Mrs. Craven Hoge will preside. A program of entertainment will be given and lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1936 --- GLASSPORT MAN KILLED IN FOUNDRY --- George Fien, 50, Father Of 9, Fatally Crushed As Cable Breaks -- LIVES 15 MINUTES AFTER ACCIDENT -- A Glassport man, father of nine children, lost his life last night when he was crushed under a heavy flask of steel in the Glassport plant of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Company.. At 11:15 o'clock, half an hour before he wa to quit work for the night, George (Adelbert) Fien, 50, of 514 Vermont Avenue, Glassport, walked under a crane as the load cable broke. He was crushed about the head and chest and died 15 minutes later.. Fien had resided with his family in Glassport for the past 25 years. An employe of the foundry for more than 30 years he had only recently been called back to steady employment as operations at the plant increased. For several years he supported his family by acting as janitor in Holy Cross parochial school in Glassport during the depression. He was a former member of the church committee of the Holy Cross Parish and was active in church affairs.. Surviving beside his wife Mrs. Helen Fien, are nine daughters: Helen, Anna, Theresa, Catherine, Bernice, Marie, Florence and Dolores, all at home, and Sister Leo Candya of Lafferty, Ohio. A brother Michael Fien, resides in Glassport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1936 --- WEISS WANTS RANKIN POST --- Glassporter Tries To Quit Lower House Race, Get Backing For Senate -- Harrisburg, May 19 -- Representative Samuel Weiss of Glassport has resigned the Democratic nomination for re-election which he won at the recent primaries, it was revealed here last night.. He has tendered his resignation, according to reports to State Chairman David L. Lawrence, who so far has refused to accept it and who is making every effort to keep Weiss on the ticket for the fall election.. According to reports, Weiss wants to run for the State Senate, in the place which probably will be left vacant by the resignation of Senator George Rankin Jr., when this session ends. Rankin, elected Allegheny County Commissioner last fall, wanted to quit the senate job then, but Democratic leaders feared failure to elect another Democrat at a special election.. If the special election is held at the same time President Roosevelt is on the ballot, the Democrats are confident that they will be able to place their nominee in Rankin's seat.. There have been indications that the Democratic high command does not want to back Weiss for Rankin's p;ace. Whether the resignation is sincere or merely a gesture to force consideration of Weiss for the Upper House, awaits definite acceptance or rejection and the choice of a nominee to succeed Rankin. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 20, 1936 --- Seniors Finish Class Tomorrow --- Tomorrow will be the last day of school for the 83 members of the high school graduating class.. For the large percentage of the class who do not intend to seek higher education, it will mark the end of their scholastic careers. Twenty-four students, or 27 percent of the class have decided to seek employment, 12 percent will enter college and 56 percent, the largest group, have no definite plans. One boy plans to enlist in the navy, and another will choose between the navy and CCC.. The girls who plan to seek higher education outnumber the boys in the same category by seven to three. Those who have no definite plans for next year are almost equally divided between boys and girls, 24 girls being in this classification and 22 boys. Of the group which intends to go to work next year the boys outnumber the girls two to one, there being 18 boys and nine girls in this class.. In the group of sixteen who comprise the honor students or upper fifth of the class, two boys and two girls will go to college, two will seek employment, and the remainder, four boys and five girls, are undecided about their futures. Joseph Lebowitz, higher ranking honor student, classifies himself in the latter group.. Frank Critchfield, who ranks second and Margaret Carpenter, third, will enter college. The figures were compiled from a quetionaire submitted to the students several weeks ago. It is possible some students may change their classifications before September. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 20, 1936 --- POPPY CHAIRMAN ASKS SUPPORT IN WELFARE PROJECT --- An appeal to local people to support the welfare activities of the American Legion and auxiliary by giving contributions in exchange for poppies Saturday, was issued today by Mrs. Emma Schwerha, chairman of the local poppy sale committee of the Legion Auxiliary.. "Poppy Day contributions are used by the American Legion and auxiliary to help disabled veterans in hospitals, their families and children," she said. "Every penny is made to serve effectively for the purpose for which it was donated under the administration of the Legion and auxiliary's volunteer workers.. "The poppies will be distributed at the weekly dinner meeting in the festal hall of the Glassport Presbyterian Church.. Miss Carpenter, was introduced by Harry Shaw, chairman of entertainment for last nieght's meeting. John Fabry presided during the business discussions. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 20, 1936 --- ORCHESTRA CHOSEN FOR SENIOR PROM --- Announcement was made this morning by members of the Glassport High School prom committee that Johnny Lanns' 11-piece orchestra of Arnold, Pa., will furnish the music for the annual dance on June 4 in the high school gymnasium.. Selection of this musical organization was made after members of the committee had considered bids from a score or more district orchestras.. Vivian Milton, junior president, is acting as general chairman for the dance committee. Assisting her are Paul Marin, orchestra chairman; Jean Granger, program chairman; Fred Wilson, decorations chairman and John Amber, bids and advertising chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 20, 1936 --- DAVIS TO ADDRESS WPA WORKERS HERE --- Charles Davis, president of McKeesport Central Labor Union will address members of the Glassport WPA Union at a meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall. The meeting will be in charge of Mike Roman, president of the local organization. A business session of the union will precede the speaking program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 20, 1936 --- Chief Leaves Hospital --- Chief of Police D. J. George returned home yesterday afternoon from McKeesport Hospital where he has been a patient for the past seven days. He is reported improving. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 21, 1936 --- Program For Annual Memorial Services Sunday Completed --- Four Musical Organizations Scheduled To Take Part In 2 O'Clock Parade -- JOHN B. NICKLAS TO DELIVER TALK -- Announcement was made today of the complete program for the services which will mark observance of Memorial Day here next Sunday afternoon. Arrangement of the program was in charge of the Memorial Day Association.. A parade is scheduled to start from the high school building at 2 o'clock. Participating in the parade will be representatives of all local organizations, including the borough and school district, Dravosburg Drum and Bugle Corps, the Duquesne State championship drum and bugle corps., the Glassport Community Band and the Glassport American Legion Junior Drum and Bugle Corps.. John Sydeski will act as parade marshal with Commander Arthur Mayou and Jack Jackino as his aides. After traversing the principal streets of the borough the parade will wind up at the honor roll in Municipal Park where the memorial services will be held and the program carried out.. Following the sounding of taps for deceased local veterans, Commander Mayou of the Legion and Mrs. E. A. Babyak, president of the Auxiliary will place a wreath on the honor roll. The rifle salute will be fired by a squad of members of the Dravosburg American Legion.. Opening the program, the entire assembly will sing "America." Mrs. William J. Stieren Jr., western vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary department of Pensylvania is scheduled to give the opening address. Following her talk music will be presented by members of the choir of the Glassport Presbyterian Church. Speakers will be introduced and the program announced by the Past Commander Fred Clague of Glassport American Legion Post No. 443. Mr. Clague will present flowers to mothers of veterans on behalf of the local Legion post. The roll call of names of deceased members of the local post will be read following the presentation of flowers.. John B. Nicklas, Pittsburgh attorney and past commander of the Pennsylvania department of the American Legion, will deliver the principal address. His subject has not been announced.. A special meeting for members of the Glassport American Legion Post will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in the post home to discuss final plans for the observance. Commander Mayou will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 21, 1936 --- CHANGES MADE IN VOLUNTEER SELLERS' LIST --- Mrs. Emma Schwerha, Poppy Day chairman, today announced several changes in the personnel of girls and women who will sell poppies on the steets Saturday. The changes were made necessary, the chairman said, due to the inability of several of those appointed to participate in the sale.. Volunteers are to report to the poppy chairman at the LegionHome tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock to receive final instructions and equipment. Following is a revised list: Helen and Mathilda Thomas, Angela Zupe, Grace Dornberger, Dorella Mayou, Eleanor Lapsley, Margaret Natalo, Betty Cothery, Edna Ashton, Lucille Smith, Jean Gotto and Marjorie Engerham.. New street canvassing appointments are: Monongahela Avenue - Mrs. E. A. Babyak and Mrs. Elsie Salzman; Ohio Avenue - Mrs. Anna Ducay and Mrs. S. Coddington; Vermont Avenue - Mrs. Irene Belusar and Mrs. Margaret McCusker; Indiana Avenue - Mrs. Mary Dornberger; Otto - Mrs. Vivian Lapsley and Mrs. Fred Clague; Allegheny Avenue - Mrs. Catherine Zupe and Mrs. Mary DeJulius and Broadway - Mrs. B. Twilleger.. Poppies will be distributed in the schools tommorrow and contributions solicited. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 21, 1936 --- Y. P. B. C. TO ELECT OFFICERS TONIGHT --- Annual election of officers will feature tonights monthly meeting of the Young Peoples Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church at the home of Mrs. Henrietta Cunningham, 728 Ohio Avenue.. The meeting is scheduled to get underway at 8 o'clock and Mrs. Elizabeth Diehl will preside. Reports of YPBC sisters will be heard and new sisters appointed. Mrs. C. C. Davis, class teacher, will conduct the lesson. Summer social activities will be discussed. Entertainment will be in charge of Mrs. Thelma Watson and a lunch will be served by the hostess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 23, 1936 School Board OK's WPA Job Approval was given the high school auditorium painting project at a special meeting of Glassport School Board last night following the joint session with Council and the Park Commission. The project will open Monday morning. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 2, 1936 - Page 20 Glassport Wage Earners Get Vacation Plan AT Copperweld Plant The Copperweld Steel Company will this year permit the 600 men who have been in its employ for a year or more to choose between taking a weeks vacation or receiving an extra week's pay. Officials of the company report most of the men have elected to take the extra weeks pay. Glassport's only other operating steel plant, the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Company, will grant vacations with pay to its salaried employees and foremen this year for the first time in several years. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1936 Glassport Day To Be Observed At Exposition "Glassport Day" will be observed at the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Tuesday, August 4, officials of the exhibit announced in a letter today to Miss Virginia Coulson. On that day special privileges will be granted persons who can establish identity as residents of the borough and special rates granted any large groups of local people attending. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 23, 1936 --- CHILDREN READY FOR BOROUGH'S FIRST PET SHOW --- Tag Day On Saturday To Help Pay Playground Equipment Cost -- Glassport's playground pet show tomorrow, prelude to the Council sponsered tag day Saturday, promises to be a gala affair of odd sorted dogs, pigeons, cats, chickens and possibly a cow., if reports reaching George Reichenbach, First Ward playground supervisor, are fulfilled.. Scheduled to start tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the First Ward playground, the show will be Glassport's first all-sorts, all-degree pet show. Children at the First and Third Ward playgrounds have promised to be there and those with pets guarantee they will be with them.. Prizes will be given for the largest, smallest, handsomest, ugliest, trickiest, dumbest and the oddest pets. Reichenbach says the prizes will appeal to younger children.. Borough Council and School Board members have promised to be on hand to act as judges. John S, Hart and Melvin J. Naser, school officials will be among the judges.. Tag day on Saturday will be held to aid the borough meet the expense of equipping the playgrounds with bats, balls, backstop, sand boxes, swings and slides, and additional equipment that will be needed later.. High school girls have volunteered to act as taggers and will be on Glassport's main corners Saturday morning, afternoon and early evening. A few girls are still needed and those wishing to aid can register at the high school with Naser. Central headquarters for the day will be Council chambers in the Borough Building. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 23, 1936 --- Parents Asked To Keep Children In At Night --- Glassport children playing at the Third Ward playground must keep out of Cyprus alley after 9 o'clock at night, school authorities said today. The ruling came as a result of complaints of residents there. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 12, 1936 --- Councilmen Will Confer With WPA On Appointments --- A committee of members of Glassport Borough Council will confer with WPA authorities at Pittsburgh tomorrow morning relative to working out a compromise on the appointment of supervisors for the proposed WPA sewing project scheduled to open here.. the project, which was originally scheduled to get started here last January, has been held up repeatedly because WPA authorities refused to give in to Council on the appointments. Council likewise refused to give in to the WPA. Council, however, has agreed to allow WPA to name workers in the panel list of jobs on the project, but requested to be allowed to choose local deserving women, not on relief, for the supervisory jobs.. Councilmen on the committee this morning were not optimistic about the outcome of tomorrow's conference but stated they proposed to do everything possible to secure the project. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 12, 1936 --- Rotary Clubs Hold Joint Meeting; to Play Golf Tuesday --- Members of the Glassport Rotary Club met jointly last night with McKeessport Kiwanis and Rotary clubs for dinner at Rainbow Gardens.. Following dinner, a program of sports, including mushball, quoits and golf ball driving was carried out. Next week, the local Rotary Club members will hold their annual joint golf, bridge and dinner with Clairton Rotary Club members at Youghiogheny Country Club.. ladies of the Glassport Rotary will be in charge of arrangements for the affair this year. Golf matches are scheduled to get underway at two o'clock and bridge play will begin at 3. Dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock in the club dining room. Grover C. Delaney will be in charge of the golf tournament. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 12, 1936 --- Lutheran Laidies aid Inactive This Month --- Due to the absence of several members on vacations, activities of the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society have been discontinued this month.. Regular monthly meetings and other church work will be resumed by the organization next month. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1936 --- Local I.O.O.F. Lodge's Annual Picnic Saturday --- At a meeting this evening at eight o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall, final arrangements will be completed were the annual basket picnic sponsored by Monongahela Valley Lodge No. 147 I.O.O.F. to be heldSaturday afternoon at Rainbow Gardens, Lincoln Way.. the affair, which is open to members of the lodge, their families and friends, is being resumed after a lapse of two years. It will be featured by a program of sports and outdoor games. Lemonade, buttermilk and coffee will be served on the picnic grounds. Persons attending will bring their own basket lunches.. Ralph O. Turney is chairman of the committee in charge of completing arrangements. Assisting him are Ivan Gressler, Ed Kuckert, C. B. Kimper, Earl Dudley, Samuel Case and Albert Jones. Joseph Wentz, noble grand, will preside at tonights meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1936 --- McKeesport Man To Preach Here Sunday --- Porter Andrews, superintendent of the Sunday School at Park Baptist Church, of McKeesport, will deliver the sermon during the combined service starting at 10 o'clock Sunday morning in the Glassport Methodist Church. Harry Byard, superintendent of the Glassport Methodist Sunday School, will have chargeof the Sunday school service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1936 --- Supply Pastor Named --- The Rev. A. G. Lansberry, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, will fill the pulpit at the morning service in the Glassport Presbyterian Church. Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in the absence of the Rev. Dr. F. W. Chadwick, pastor, who is on vacation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1936 --- NEW BONUS PLAN BEEN TRIED AT STEEL FOUNDRY --- Although Pittsburgh steel foundry officials were noncommittal on the subject, it was learned from authoritative sources a new "bonus" plan is being given a three-month trial at the local plant.. The plan, which affects only salaried employees, is said to be based on the tonnage records of the different departments. It is in the nature of a salary adjustment which works on a scale determined by tonnage reports. Between 50 and 60 employees are affected by it.. When asked about the plant company officials stated they did not care to discuss it in as much as it affects only a few employees.furthermore, they said, it was only "on trial." Whether or not it will become permanent will be decided at the end of the trial period of three months. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1936 --- M. E. LADIES VOTE TO OMIT MEETING --- Members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Glassport Methodist Church voted at their semi monthly meeting this week to omit the next regular meeting due to the absence of several members on vacations.. It was decided to hold the next meeting September 10 at the home of Mrs. C. C. Davis, 409 Monongahela Ave., Otto. Following this meeting a covered dish supper will be served.Each member will bring a gas. Mrs. Martha Rogerson, president, is expected to name her committee for this affair soon.. Mrs. Lottie Shirley conducted devotional services, opening the meeting, and Mrs. Rogerson presided. Lunch was served by Mrs. Harry Davis, Mrs. Robert Heath and Mrs. John Holroyd. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1936 --- Personal --- Chief of Police Dominic George was returned to McKeesport hospital yesterday afternoon to undergo observation for an internal condition He is expected to return home Sunday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1936 --- PLANNED TO OPEN RELIEF SEWING PROJECT SOON --- The last remaining obstacles to the opening of Glassport's WPA women's sewing project will be removed at a special meeting of Council and WPA representatives tonight in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building and efforts will be made to get it started within a short time.. The project was originally proposed and applied for in January but differences between Council and WPA authorities over the placement of women in supervisory positions delayed actual opening several times. Council maintained that since WPA officials proposed to give the 60 positions on the project to women on relief rolls, the supervisory job should be allotted to needy women not on relief and asked the privilege of appointing applicants of its own choosing to these positions.. WPA officials would not agree to Council's request, demanding the right to name all the women for the jobs. As a result of the controversy the issue was deadlocked for several months and hope for the project abandoned. Last week a committee of councilmen again interviewed WPA officials at Pittsburgh relative to getting the project started and an agreement was partly reached, each side relinquishing some demands and promising co-operation.. Tonight's special meeting was then ordered by Council President Samuel Ferguson to arrange the details. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1936 --- GOOD ATTENDANCE AT LODGE PICNIC --- Members of the Monongahela Valley Lodge No. 147, I.O.O.F., their families and friends attended the annual basket picnic at Rainbow Gardens Saturday afternoon.. A good attendanced marked the affair which was arranged by a committee headed by Ralph O. Turney. A program of sports and outdoor games provided entertainment for the guests in the afternoon and a picnic supper was served with free coffee, lemonade and buttermilk being provided by the committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1936 --- Rotarians to Compete in Golf and Bridge --- Members of the Glassport and Clairton Rotary Clubs, their wives and friends will participate in the annual joint golf and bridge day tomorrow at the Youghiogheny Country Club.. Golf foursomes, made up of two players from each club, will begin their trek around the course at 2 o'clock. Tables of bridge are scheduled to begin at 3. Grover DeLaney is in charge of the golf tournament and ladies of the Glassport club will have charge of the bridge play.. Dinner will be served in the country club dining room at 6:30 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1936 --- CLASS TO SPONSOR SALMAGUNDI PARTY --- Members of the Young Peoples bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will sponsor a salmagundi party Thursday evening on the lawn of the home of the class teacher, Mrs. C. C. Davis, 408 Monongahela Avenue, Otto.. The affair was originally scheduled to have been held in Clairton Park, but due to the absence of lights in the park, it was unnecessary to change location. Mrs. Myrtle Mellor is chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements, and her aides are Mrs. Elizabeth Diehl and Mrs. Thelma Watson.. program of games is scheduled to get underway at eight o'clock. Lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1936 --- Hearing on Custody Suit Opens Tomorrow --- Hearing on the suit of Mrs. Elsie Hlavats of rear the 25 Vermont Ave. for the custody of her 16-year-old son, William Hlavats Jr. will begin tomorrow before Judge John P. Egan at Pittsburgh.. Mrs. Hlavats, wife of a local mail carrier, claims her husband left home without cause two weeks ago, taking her son with him and leaving the way in the custody of strangers. The Hlavats have been married seven years. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 18, 1936 --- LARGE LOCAL GROUP TO SEE GOV. LANDON --- Preparations are underway here to accommodate a large crowd of local people who plan to go to West Middlesex Saturday to hear Governor Alfred M. Landon, Republican candidate for president.. Handling of reservations for the special train, which will leave Glassport at 11:58 a.m.daylight savings time is being taken care Glassport police station. All information regarding the cost of the trip and other details may be obtained there.. Burgess Seward J. Rose and Grover C. Delaney head the local Republican committee in charge of arrangements. They urge all interested persons to call the police before Thursday night, so that the number of coaches to accommodate the crowd may be determined and the exact number of tickets ordered from the McKeesport ticket agent. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 18, 1936 --- Mrs. Babyak Chosen For Committee Post At State Convention --- A Glassport woman has been singularly honored by being appointed to the rules of order committee for the State convention of the American Legion auxiliary, which will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Johnstown.. Mrs. E. A. Babyak, president of the local unit of the auxiliary was notified yesterday by Mrs. Edna Musser, president of the state department of the auxiliary to meet with her and other members of the committee at 10 o'clock tomorrow evening in Johnstown, on the eve of the opening of the convention.. Mrs. Babyak also received notification of her appointment in a letter from Mrs. W. B. McBride of Scranton, chairman of the committee. The pout is considered an important one during the term of the convention. Mrs. Babyak will leave tomorrow morning for Johnstown, accompanied by and Mrs. Margaret McCusker, alternate delegate from the local unit. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 19, 1936 --- 60 Attend Annual Rotarian Dinner --- Covers were laid for 60 members of the Glassport and Clairton Rotary Clubs, their wives and friends at the annual dinner held by the two clubs last evening in the dining room of the Youghiogheny Country Club.. The dinner followed an afternoon of bridge and golf. J. H. McVey of the Clairton Club acted as master of ceremonies, and introduced Ross L. Leffler, manager of industrial relations for Carnegie-Illinois Steel corporation, who spoke on industrial life in the Monongahela Valley.. Marin Baker and Robert Baxter of Glassport and Elmer Obley, Edward Finney and Mr. Ewalt of Clairton were given awards in the blind bogey golf tournament. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 19, 1936 --- News Briefs --- The Hilltop Sewing club will meet Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Robert Grice, Ninth Street. Mrs. Robert Van Natta will preside and lunch will be served by the hostess.. The Misses Betty and dorothy Cothery, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cothery of 410 Ohio Avenue arrived home yesterday from a two weeks' vacation spent at Camp Yohe, Slippery Rock, Pa. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 20, 1936 --- Reservations For Landon Trip Will Be Closed Tonight --- Tonight will be the last opportunity for local people who wish to hear Governer Alfred M. Landon on Saturday to make reservations for train accomodations at the Glassport police station.. Burgess Seward J. Gross and Grover DeLaney, who head the local Republican committee in charge of the arrangements, announced Tuesday's reservations would be accepted until tonight for tickets on the special train which will leave Glassport at 11:51, daylight savings time Saturday morning for West middlesex, PA, where Governor Landon will speak. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 20, 1936 --- Prepare For Large Crowd At S. S. Party --- Preparations have been completed to accomodate a large crowd at the salmagundi party to be held this evening at the home of Mrs. C. C. Davis, 408 Monongahela Avenue, Otto, by the Young People's Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist church.. The party is scheduled to be held on the lawn of the Davis home but in the event of rain or inclement weather the games will be played and lunch served indoors. Mrs. Myrtle Mellor heads the committee in charge. Play will begin at 8 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 20, 1936 --- Auditorium Painting Project Is Complete --- Glassport High School will have a "cooler and more subdued" atmosphere in its auditorium this year, according to technicians who supervised arrangement of of colors in the WPA auditorium painting job completed yesterday. The walls of the theater are done in light cream with green trim. All woodwork has been refinished.. The work was done with WPA labor, the material being furnished by the school district. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 20, 1936 --- METHODIST PASTOR RETURNS AUGUST 30 --- The Rev. W. C. Marquis, pastor of the Glassport Methodist Church, who is on vacation, will return to the pulpit here Sunday, August 30, members of the official board announced today.. Dr. M. J. Nase, high school principal will occupy the pulpit for the services Sunday, beginning at 10 o'clock. He has chosen for the subject "Goals Worthwhile in Life."

August 24, 1936 --- ROTARY TO OMIT MEETING TUESDAY --- Alex Kaszonyi , president of Glassport Rotary Club, announced today that, due to the death of John Greinert, a member of the club, the weekly dinner in meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening in the Presbyterian Church, would be omitted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 24, 1936 --- Baracas To Meet --- a special meeting of the men's Baraca class of the Glassport Presbyterian Church has been called by Weiss President Alex McCaw for this evening at eight o'clock in the church. John Greinert, who died Saturday, was president of the class. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 27, 1936 --- PREPARATIONS COMPLETED FOR OPENING OF SCHOOLS --- Improvements Are Made; New Text Purchased, Classrooms Painted -- With the completion of an extensive program of repairs, the replenishing of supplies and the purchase of new textbooks for 16 courses, preparations for the opening of the 1936-37 term in the local public schools to about ended.. Probably the greatest single improvements made during the summer was the repainting and redecorating of the high school auditorium. The entire color scheme was rearranged, the walls and ceiling repainted and the woodwork refinished. Other classrooms and corridors in the high school building have been repainted. New shades have been placed in several other buildings and sundry other minor items of equipment replaced. New textbooks have been purchased for 16 courses.." Many teachers and school authorities from other districts who visit our schools complement us on the high type of books, we use," commented supervising principal John S. Hart." We always endeavored to keep our teaching up to the highest professional standards and select all texts with that in mind.". The new text selected are: Daily Life Language, two volumes; Pathways in Science, volume three; The Earth and Living Things, volume five; Our Earth and Its Story, volume six; Learning about Our Earth, volume five; Webster's Simple Dictionary for Children; Facts and Fancies, volume four; Art Stories, volume three; Peter' s Family, a primer, and David Cancel Friend, a first reader. All these books are designed for use in the primary grades.. New books for the high school are chiefly on the sciences and mathematics. They include: Everyday Problems in Science, New Biology, Business Life, Simplified Typewriting and Modern School Mathematics.. Revised enumeration lists indicate that 2012 children between the ages of six and 16 will be enrolled in the schools here this year. This figure is 40 less than last year.. When classes are resumed Tuesday morning, September the eight, 173 boys and girls will begin their scholastic careers in the primary grades here. The breakdown is as follows: First Ward, 12; Second Ward, 47; Third Ward, 48; Holy Cross, 40 and St. Cecilia's, 26. The total enrollment of all pupils by schools is: First Ward, 48; Second Ward, 433; Third Ward, 380; Junior -- Senior High School, 469, which does not include 250 pupils over 16 years of age, St. Cecilia's, 286; Holy Cross, 368 and 19 attending schools outside the school district. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 25, 1936 Glassport Plays First Class Battle Tomorrow Glassport High School Gladiators will play Shenango Township High School in the opening game in their own back yard tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. It will be the first Class B test for the Gladiators this year. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1936, Page 14 Glassport - Local Industries Experience Slight Seasonal Letdown Although industrial operations in Glassport's three major plants have taken a slight dip in the past few days indications are that the fourth quarter, just started, will be a good one. Factories G. M. N. and O at the local plant of the United States Glass Company were in full operation today, giving rise to the belief that the glass industry is experiencing a pickup in operations in this district. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 4, 1936 - Page 16 Democrats Gain Sweeping Victory At Local Polls Democratic candidates for State and national offices gained a sweeping victory at the polls here yesterday for the first time since Glassport's incorporation as a borough 36 years ago. Approximately 80 percent of all registered voters here went to the polls to cast the heaviest vote on record. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 6,1936 --- Weiss Gets Biggest Vote For Assembly --- Representative Samuel A. Weiss, Glassport attorney who was re-elected Tuesday, received the largest vote ever given to any candidate for a legislative office in the his tory of Allegheny County, the Elections Department reported today. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November 2011. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1936 - Page 30 Local Boy Enlists In Army Air Corps Word was received here today that the application of Martin S. Havlik of 418 Iowa Avenue, Glassport for enlistment in the United States Army Air Corps, has been accepted by the War Department. He will be stationed at Langley Field, Va. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 15,1936 --- 960 To Get Turkeys At Plants Here --- Approximately 960 employees of the Copperweld Steel Company and Pittsburgh Steel Foundry will receive gifts of turkeys from their employers for Christmas this year. With the Copperweld Company, the practice of giving turkeys or Christmas baskets has been an annual custom for the past five of six years. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA October/November 2011. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 11, 1937 --- COUNCIL WILL ELECT POLICE HEAD TONIGHT --- Glassport Cpuncil will attempt to elect a new chief of police tonight to fill the vacancy caused by the death last month of Dominic George.. The number of applications received by Council has not been revealed, but it is known that at least six members of the Police Department have asked to be considered for the job.. A group of Councilmen held a caucus Saturday night for the purpose, it is understood, of considering the relative merits of the applicants. Their decision, if they arrived at one, was not made public. It is understood several applications have been received from men not members of the Police Department at present.. Reports will also be heard at tonight's meeting on progress made in the fight to force the Monongahela Valley Water Company to extend service to six homes in the upper part of town and on Glassport's curtailed WPA relief projects. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Philo Christos Plan For Valantine Party --- A Valentine party has been planned by members of the Philo Christo Class of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Sunday School in the church basement Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m.. Miss Adele Graff, class president, has been named general chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements and has chosen the following committees: Entertainment, Mrs. A. G. Lansberry, Ruth Reed and June Coulson; invitation, Virginia coulson; lunch, all members of the class.. The next meeting of the class will be held Tuesday, Jan. _ at 8 p.m. at the home of June and Virginia Coulson, Vermont Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- BROTHERHOOD PLANS BANQUET NEXT MONTH --- The Men's Brotherhood of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will formulate plans for a father-and-son banquet at its next meeting, Tuesdat evening, Jan. 26, in the church. The banquet will be held in the church some time in February, the exact date not having been determined. David Owens, newly elected president, will be in charge of the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Glad Hand Class To Hold Valentine Party --- Glad Hand Bible Class of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a valentine party in the church basement, Monday Evening Feb. 1, following the monthly meeting.. Mrs. George Woy and Mrs. A. L. Meyers have been appointed to complete arrangements for the affair. According to an annual custom, members will exchange valentines. The annual election of class officers will take place during the business meeting, preceding the party. Plans for social and church activities for the year will be discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Golden Hour Class To Meet Tomorrow --- Golden Hour Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will conduct its monthly meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ida Berta, Seventh St. and Hemlock Way. Mrs. Ethel Nipps will conduct devotions opening the meeting.. Mrs. Ray Brindle, class president will preside during the business discussion at which class affairs will be planned and Mrs. William Knox will be in charge of the period of entertainment scheduled to follow the meeting. Lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Philathea Class Will Meet Thursday Night --- The Women's Philathea Class of the Glassport Presbyterian Church will hold it's monthly business and social meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. in the church basement. Reports and plans for class activities will be discussed during the business session which will be presided over by Mrs. Iva Forsythe. Mrs. R. D. Paul will open the meeting with a devotional service and lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Auxiliary To Meet --- Monthly meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post No. 443, will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Legion Home. Mrs. Emma Schwerha will conduct the business discussion. Reports will be heard from the delegates to county council and plans will be made for the local unit's activities in the next few months. Gifts will be exchanged. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- Class To Meet --- Monthly meeting of Mrs. Thomas Granger's Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Evylyn Breen, 825 Ohio Avenue. Mrs. Jeannette Miller will open the meeting with a devotional service and preside during the business discussion. a period of entertainment will follow and lunch will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1937 --- S. S. Class To Meet --- Monthly meeting of the Hannah Henderson Class of the Glassport Methodist church will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.m at the home of Mrs. Henguist Robinson, 730 Ohio Avenue. Mrs. Craven Hoge will preside and conduct the devotional service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1937 --- Jack Lees Named Chief of Glassport Police Department --- Former Sergeant Pledges War on Drunken Drivers And Speeders -- Sergeant Jack Lees last night was elevated by Glassport Borough Council to Chief of Police to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief Dominic George.. Chief Lees took over command of the Glassport force this morning. He served two years as an extra man before being elevated to the rank of seargeant five years ago. He has retained the rank since that time.. As a member of the police department, Sergeant Lees figured prominently in clearing up several cases, the most recent being the series of garage robberies which culminated in the arrest of two hill district youths last week. Worked on Blueprint. The new chief has been a resident of Glassport for the past eight years and lives with his wife and two children at 533 1/2 Allegheny Avenue. He is 37 years old. Previous to his appointment to the police force he was employed at the Wilmerding plant of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company as a blueprint expert.. Chief Lees said he plans to wage a continuous war on speeders, drunken drivers and hit-and-run drivers. It is not his aim, he said, to make Glassport a speed trap but he intends to break up the practice of motorists in through traffic speeding along Monongahela and Ohio Avenues endangering the life of residents and pedestrians.. "In assuming the responsibilities of this office", he said, "I would like to have the co-operation of every member of the police department and every citizen in the borough in maintaining law and order in our community. Sees Crime Reduction. " If this co-operation is forthcoming I can assure you crime and lawlessness will be reduced to a mininmum here. I promise to conduct this office in the best interest of the taxpayers and residents of this community.". Councilmen privately expressed confidence in the new chief and intimated that his appointment from among a field of candidates was prompted by his record, while a member of the force.. "He has given freely of his own time in the interest of his work", one councilman said, "and it was our belief that his experience, as shown by the results in the several cases he worked on, fitted him for the job.". Chief Lees record shows that he obtained convictions in a large majority of the cases he investigated. He had been a foe of drunken and hit-and-run drivers. He has pledged himself to co-operate with State and County authorities in breaking up these two menaces to pedestrian traffic. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1937 --- Council, Water Company Reported Near Agreement --- Concern Said Ready To Accept Proposal On Line Extension -- Glassport Borough Council and the Monongahela Water Company are gradually approaching harmonious settlement on differences in Council's request for service extension to six houses in the upper part of town, it was revealed at last night's meeting of Council in the Municipal Building.. Councilman Joseph Hornfeck, chairman of the water and light committee, reported the company reacted favorably to a proposal his committee had submitted and replied that if other residents of that section would contract for water and if Council would agree to placement of a specified number of fire plugs on the line, they would consider the request..Petition Circulated.. Councilman D. J. Herlehey reported the committee had circulated a petition among residents of that district to obtain sentiment relative to the company's proposal and said the petition was meeting with favorable response.. Secretary Hays Satterfield reported receipt of a letter from Hosack, Sprecht, Connath and Wood informing him that firm has recovered $525 for the borough, representing overpayments of certain taxes to the State. Council entered into an agreement with a representative of the firm at the December meeting for a trial period of one month upon his guarantee to recover the amount. Last night the firm submitted a contract to Council covering a period of five years at $75 per year, without, however any guarantees. Council declined to accept the contract.. Drainage Causes Dispute.. Water Draining from P. J. McMullen's property onto Summitt Street caused an argument between the health committee and other members of Council. Council claimed the drainage constituted a health nuisance and the health committee claimed it was a borough nuisance. Council based its claims on the fact that was refuse water and the health committee contended that since the water froze into ice, offering a hazard to travel on this roadway, it becomes a borough problem. The controversy ended in the decision to issue a ten-day warning to Mr. McMullen that the nuisance must be corrected.. Colin Forsythe and John Finney, residents of Summitt Avenue complained of the narrowness of the thoroughfare and the danger of sliding over an embankment, caused by parked cars along the street. After discussion on the subject it was decided that the street committee would view the street with the idea of recommending placement of several by-pass locations to permit two way traffic.. Garbage Disposal.. Councilman Herlehey reported contacting officials of several neighboring communities regarding disposal of garbage and ashes and recommended several changes in the method used here. He suggested the health and ordinance committees get together and draw up a new contract and advertise for bids, using as a basis the recommendations he submitted as a result of his findings. His plan was accepted.. Street Chairman George Pforsich reported improvements had been made on Elm Street, Delaware Avenue, Fern Alley, Fourth Street, Iowa Avenue and other streets throughout the town during the past month. He informed Council ashes had been placed in several dangerous locations as a safeguard against accidents. Engineer Alex Hutchison recommended changing the location of several street monuments he had found to be out of position. His recommendation was accepted..Councilman Herlehey wanted to know why the police time sheet showed an increase of 283 hours for the last half of December over the first half. Burgess Gross informed him it was caused by policemen working overtime to temporarily fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief Dominic George.. Buy Gas Masks.. Councilman Pforsich, chairman of the fire committee reported receipt of a sample gas mask in accordance with a request by firemen at the last meeting, he said. He said the mask was approved by the firemen and recommended purchase of five additional masks so that each company would have three.. Burgess Gross' monthly report showed six arrests with fines and forfeits totaling$32.50. Tax collector Andrew Granger reported collection of $698.36 on the 1936 duplicate, $180,10 on the 1935 and $141.03 on the 1934 duplicates. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1937 --- HEAVY TICKET SALE FOR "YANKEE KING" --- Large Crowed To See Play In High School Auditorium Tomorrow -- Advanced sale of tickets for the Glassport High School Little Theater Guild presentation, "The Yankee King," indicates a large crowd will witness the opening night's performance tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium, M. J. Naser, high school principal, said today.. The show will also be given in a mantinee performance for school children tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. and a second evening performance Thursday at 8:15.. C. J. Milroth of the high school faculty, directed the cast and is in charge of the presentation.The performance will mark a new departure in the style of plays offered audiences in the local high school auditorium. It is a farce comedy and is in contrast with the heavier more dramatic pieces given by the high school players in the past few years. The advance sale of tickets was extended today to three local business houses for convenience of patrons. They may be had at the Hornfeck and Miller Drug stores and the New England shoe repair shop. Proceeds will be donated to the high school treasury.. Members of the cast visited the Second and Third Ward Schools today at 1 p.m. giving sketches from the play for benefit of the pupils. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1937 --- Rotary Meets Tonight --- William McClure and Hilda Dudley, playing the leading characters in "The Yankee King" will present their characterizations as a feature of the entertainment at tonight's weekly meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club in the fastal hall of the Presbyterian Church.. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. by the Philanthea Class of the church. Alex Kassonyi will conduct the business session. C. J. Milroth is in charge of entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1937 --- BIRTHDAY BALL GROUP TO MEET --- Committee To Organize At Meeting Tonight -- All civic and social organizations and clubs in the borough have been asked by Chairman Joseph Stabler to send at least two representatives to a meeting to plan the Glassport's president's birthday ball. The meeting will be held today at 8 p.m. in the Eagles Home, Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Chairman Stabler will appoint sub-committees and outline plans for the affair which will be held in the Glassport High School gymnasium Saturday evening, Jan. 30. This will be the third birthday ball here.. Committees appointed at tonight's meeting will become active at once, selling tickets, arranging for decorations and space for cards and other games and doing other detailed work connected with the ball.. The ball is held annually Jan. 30 throughout the nation and proceeds are used to fight infantile paralysis. Seventy percent of the proceeds remain in the borough to be used to check the spread of the disease or to fight any local cases; the remaining 30 percent is sent to the Warm Springs Foundation at Warm Springs, Ga. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1937 --- CHURCH CLASSES TO HOLD PARTY FEB. 9 --- Attendance Contest Winners Will Be Feted By Losing Classes -- Class members who participated in a recent attendance contest sponsored by the Methodist Sunday School will hold a party Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, at which the winning classes will be feted by the losing classes.. An elaborate lunch is being planned and will be followed by a program of entertainment consisting of motion pictures, games, musical numbers and readings. The committees appointed to plan the affair are: Entertainment -- Hazel Williams, Mrs. Jeannette Miller, Miss Blanche Heath, Mrs. Robert Muller, Leona Feick, Kathleen Deremer; lunch -- Mrs. Orville Orbin, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. David Davis, Mrs. Fred Teicchart, Mrs. Mark Spaide, Mrs. Thomas Granger, Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, Mrs. Evelyn Breen, Mrs. Edith Dannehour, Marian Granger, Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. George Allen, Mrs. Margaret Lust, Mrs. Helen Wilkes, Leona Wadsworth, Ruth Cox, Lois Milton, Martha King, Dorlene Brindle and Sarah Naser. Mrs. Melvin J. Naser is general chairman for the affair.. The winning classes include those taught by M. J. Naser, Mrs. Harry Byard, Mrs. Harvey Schauffler, Harve Schauffler, Jr., and Mrs. M. J. Naser; the losers are classes of Mrs. C. C. Davis, Hannah Henderson class, Junior Helpers, Mrs. Charles Chalfant Class and Mrs. Thomas Granger. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1937 --- CITIZENS PLAN BIRTHDAY BALL --- More Representatives Are Asked To Meet Friday -- Organization plans were outlined, committee appointments partially made and preliminary arrangements discussed at a meeting last night in the Eagles Club of citizens interested in planning the President Roosevelt birthday ball.. The Miscellaneous and A. F. G. W. U. Glassworkers Union of America, Glassport Police Department, borough Council, Glassport Democratic Club, Eagles and Pittsburgh Steel Foundry workers were represented at the meeting presided over by Joseph Stabler, general chairman for the affair. The ball will be held in Glassport High School gymnasium Saturday evening, Jan. 30.. Chairman Stabler reported the high school gym had been donated for the dance by the Glassport School Board. It was decided to have 1,000 tickets printed. Tables for games will be provided in addition to dancing. Frank Rommel was appointed assistant chairman by Mr. Stablerand Chief of Police Jack Lees was named chairman of the ticket committee, with Harry Pullin, M. J. Naser as his assistants. Other members of this committee selected last night include Joseph Witkowski, Mrs. Irene Hunt, Joseph Stein and George Hays. Frank Rommel will act as chairman of the music committee, assisted by Victor Meisl and Joseph Stabler.. It was decided the hours for the dance will be from 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. Chairman Stabler named Burgess Seward J. Gross honorary chairman and W. T. Wertz and C. F. Mailey in charge of publicity. It was announced another meeting will be held Friday at 8 p.m., in the Eagles Club and the chairman asked the following organizations to send representatives: Council, School Board, Rotary Club, American Legion, Businessmen's Association, professional men, foundry workers, glassworkers union, Copperweld Steel workers, Glassport Democratic and Republican Clubs,, representatives from classes, clubs and organizations in the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist Churches, St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and any other citizens who are interested in assisting to plan the affair.. Chairman Stabler announced last night that additional committee appointments will be made Friday night. Joseph Karle is acting as secretary for the committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1937 --- GUILD PLAYERS PRESENT PLAY --- 700 Witness Performances In High School -- Close to 700 people witnessed the mantinee and evening performance of the "The Yankee King" presented by the Little Theater Guild of Glassport High School in the school auditorium yesterday afternoon and evening.. Those who witnessed the first farce comedy to be presented by the local high school players in the past three years were free in their praise and enthusiastic in their applause for the work of the cast, director and stage technicians. Many said the characterization of Pa Hinkle, principal character of the piece, was one of the funniest seen on the local stage. The part was taken by bill McClure, a student. Other characters shared equally in the expression of appreciation made by those who saw the opening performance.. The play will be repeated today at 8:30 p.m. Music before the play, between the acts and at the conclusion was furnished by the high school orchestra under direction of Miss Emily Dunn, supervisor of music. Many were heard to comment on the improvements in the auditorium. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1937 --- To Attend Banquet --- A group of 50 members of Glassport Local No. 400, Workers Alliance of America and their wives and friends will attend a banquet sponsored by the organization Monday night in the Penn McKee Hotel, McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1937 --- PARKING ORDER TO BE ENFORCED --- Police Head Also Issues Warning On Curfew -- Beginning today, Police Chief Jack Lees announced, all local parking regulations will be strictly enforced. Autos parked too near fire hydrants or corners, on the wrong side of the street against traffic, double parked or parked in a way to obstruct traffic will be tagged.. Members of the police department have been instructed to enforce the rules to the letter, he said.. Chief Lees also announced that all children must be off streets when the curfew blows at 9 p.m. Complaints have been received, he said, that children have been playing around the streets until a late hour. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1937 --- POLISH-AMERICAN OFFICERS ELECTED --- Frank Tacik Re-Elected Head Of Political Club -- Election and installation of new officers was a feature of the regular meeting of the Polish-American Political Club held yesterday in Polish Falcon Hall.. Frank Tacik, high commissioner of the eighth district of the Polish National Alliance, was re-elected president of the organization for another term. Other officers chosen yesterday were: Nicholas Suidela, vice president; Alex Tyszkiewicz, secretary and Stanley Zawodniak, treasurer. Members of the advisory board are: John Haleski and John Stozelinski, one year term; Stanley Tyszkiewicz and Josef Wasinski, two year term and John Kwolek and Frank Ksiazak, three year term.. President Tacik will appoint his committees and announce them at the next regular meeting. Lunch and refreshments were served at the conclusion of the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1937 --- Fire Alarm --- Firemen of No. 1 and 2 companies responded to an alarm Sunday about 10:40 a.m. at Eighth Street and Indiana Avenue, where an overheated furnace caused a slight blaze in a building occupied as a real estate office by Samuel Papernick. There was no damage. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 19, 1937 --- BENEFIT CARD PARTY TO BE HELD TONIGHT --- St. Cecelia Grade Card Party Booked In School Hall -- Arrangements have been completed to accomodate about 500 people at the fifth in a series of benefit card parties tonight in St. Cecelia's parochial school hall.. A committee of mothers of fourth grade pupils in the school will be in charge. Heading the committee are Mr. Ashton and Mrs. Daniel O'Connelll. Bridge, five hundred, euchre, pinochle and other games will be played and lunch will be served in the school basement at the conclusion of play. Proceeds are for benefit of the school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 19, 1937 --- Rotary Meets Tonight --- Mrs. Walter Riggs of McKeesport will be presented to Glassport Rotary Club tonight at the weekly meeting by William Kearney Jr., chairman of entertainment. Alex Kaszonyi will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 19, 1937, Page 1 (Otto is the closest section of Glassport to the border with McKeesport) Monongahela River Motorists round the Monongahela Avenue curve at Lincoln Street, Otto, today came face to face with a new traffic hazard - steamboats raised almost to street level by the high water of the Monongahela River. The river receded before the steamboats became amphibian, however. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1937 --- SCENES FROM SHAKESPEAR TO BE GIVEN --- Dramas To Be Presented In High School Next Wednesday Night -- Sponsored by the high school authorities, a new form of entertainment will make its appearence in the high school auditorium Wednesday evening, Jan. 27, when the Classic Guild of New York presents a group of eight scenes from William Shakespear's "Julius Caesar""Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It.".. A cast of Broadway players headed by Stanley Cobleigh, Joan Beckwith and Leslie Adams Jr. will enact the scenes. All members of the cast are veteran professionals, having appeared on Broadway in Shakesperian and popular plays Cobleigh, a graduate of the American Acaemy of Dramatic Arts, New York, played in Eugen O'Neill's "Beyond The Horizon" and "White Cargo". Joan Beckwith is a member of the Bar Harbor Little Theater players and has played parts in several Broadway productions. She is a graduate of the College of Montmorancy at Paris.. Although this will mark their first appearance here, the group of players has been touring the country for the past eight or nine years, principally in the larger cities. C. J. Milroth, director of the Glassport High School Little Theater Players, secured them in a three-day stopover between appearances in Virginia and Cleveland, O. They will present three scenes from "Julius Caesar", three from "As You Like It" and two from the "Taming of the Shrew".. Proceeds from the show will be used to defray expenses of publishing the high school annual. The performance is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1937 --- Benefit Card Party Is Attended By 450 --- More than 450 people from Glassport, McKeesport, Clairton, Wilson, Elizabeth, West Newton and other nearby towns attended the benefit card party at St. Cecelia's school hall last night, sponsored by the mothers of the fourth grade pupils in the school.. Proceeds will be added to a church fund to pay salaries and expenses of the school. Bridge, five hundred, euchre, pinochle and other games were played and lunch was served in the school basement. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1937 --- WPA WORKMEN TRANSFERRED --- Approval Of Allotment Of $117,000 Expected -- Workmen and Supervisors on the suspended WPA sidewalks project here have been transferred to the Michigan Avenue stonewall construction project, local relief works officials announced today. The sidewalks project was discontinued when its appropriation was exhausted.. Work on the stonewall construction is being carried out at present between Seventh and Eighth Streets. The project must be completed within the next four weeks, since the remainder of the appropriation for that work will last only that long. Stone for that work was quarried at Century and Wall Streets here.. The Ohio Avenue improvement and extension project is expected to reach completion this week Workmen and supervisors will be transferred to other projects throughout the borough, if possible, officials said.. Application was filed last week for an appropriation of $117,000 to cover all of the borough's unfinished WPA projects and some new ones suggested by Engineer Alex Hutchinson to Council. It was estimated that approval of this application by Harrisburg and Washington WPA authorities will require about six weeks' time. In the meantime, appropriations for existing WPA projects will run outand it appears possible at present that WPA workmen will receive an enforced vacation of two or three weeks between the time of the present appropriations are used up and a new one approved. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1937 --- Glassport Briefs --- Monthly meeting of the Jane Downing Missionary Society of the Glassport Baptist Church will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ada Phillips, Marie Street, Otto. Mrs. Harry Shaw will conduct the business and devotional service will be in charge of Mrs. William Derflinger. Lunch will be served by the hostess.. Semi-monthly meeting of the I. A. I. Girls Club will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the home of Miss Margaret Van Natta, 627 Michigan Avenue. Miss Betty Robbins will preside during the business meeting at which social affairs will be planned. Two handkerchief showers will be held, one for Alfretta Dean and one for Betty Robbins.. A special evangelistic service will be held Friday at 7:45 p.m. in the Glassport Baptist Church under the direction of the Rev. Harold Davis of Bridgeville, Pa. The Rev. Mr. Davis will be assisted by his sister, Miss Edna Davis, who will lead the singing. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1937 --- STABLER NAMES MORE WORKERS --- Roosevelt Ball Chairman Adds To Committees --- Additional committee appointments and reports of ticket distribution and other committees were the principal features of last night's meeting of the President Roosevelt birthday ball committee in council chambers at the Municipal Building.. It was reported that 650 tickets for the affair have been distributed throughout the borough. Joseph Kargle was named by Chairman Joseph Stabler to head the lunch and refreshment committee. Additional names placed on the reception committee were Mr. and Mrs. George Nieidermeyer, Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Whirl, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Papernick, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wawrzeniak, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Hanley, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Conley, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pater, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orlando, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Krasik, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sutman, Mr. and Mrs. William Broder, James McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. John Petras, Miss Golda Easton, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Economos, Al Hawk, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hof, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph O. Turney, Mr. and Mrs. Al Wentz and Mrs. Joseph Tomeldolsky.. The name of Art Duncan was added to the floor committee and Irwin Babyak was appointed a member of the ticket committee. The group will meet again Monday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1937 --- AID PLANNING ANNIVERSARY --- Hebrew Women To Serve Dinner On Feb. 21 -- The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society of Glassport will be celebrated at a dinner in the auditorium of the synagogue on Ohio Avenue Sunday evening, Feb. 21, it was announced today by Mrs. Milton Snyder, president.. Mrs. Snyder, appointed general chairman of the affair, will select her committees within the next few days. She announced the dinmner will be a full course affair and will be served in the synagogue auditorium at 6:30 p.m.. Mrs. Snyder was re-elected for a third term as head of the organization at a meeting in the synagogue this week. Other new officers include Mrs. William Feldstein, vice president; Mrs. Louis Jackson, recording secretary; Mrs. S. Herron, financial secretary and Mrs. Samuel Papernick, treasurer. Trustees are Mrs. J. Lazar, Mrs. Charles Monheim and Mrs Jennie Broder. The new auditing committee includes Mrs. Norman Feldstein, Mrs. Abe Raden and Mrs Ben Miller. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1937 --- Back From Inaugural --- Among local people who returned today from Washington, D. C., where they witnessed the inauguration of President Roosevelt yesterday are Edward Davis, George Goshio, Meyer Alpern and Theresa and Anna Goshio. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1937 --- Young People To Meet --- Mrs. C. C. Davis, class teacher, will conduct devotions opening the monthly meeting of the Young Peoples Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church tonight at the home of Mrs. Margaret Lust, 1024 Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Myrtle Mellor will preside during the business meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1937 --- Baby Clinic Tuesday --- Semi-monthly session of the Glassport Child Health Conference will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Council chambers at the Municipal Building. An examining physician and two registered public health nurses will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1937 --- LADIES WILL MARK 40 YEARS --- Methodist Group To Form Program Tonight -- Plans for the fortieth anniversary meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church will be completed when the group meets today in the church. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Martha Rogerson, president said.. The anniversary meeting is set for Thursday evening at the church. Tentative plans for the program call for a social hour during the evening.. Many of the former members of the organization are expected to return to attend the anniversary meeting, Mrs. Rogerson said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1937 --- Farewell Party Honors Girl In State Office --- A farewell party given at her home, 311 Fifth Street, last night honored Miss Gertrude Tyskiewicz on the eve of her departure for Harrisburg. She has accepted a position as bookkeeper in one of the departments of the Commonwealth.. Games, dancing and lunchwere enjoyed by the following youn people: Sylvia Zebroski, Theresa Ejchost, Mary Belushak, Cecelia Pogo, Sophie and Blanche Kelly, Mary Smerdal, Ann Zoeller, Edith DePaula, Anne and Helen Sien, Walter Sroczak, Edward Tyskiewicz, John Savicz, Steve and Ignatius Pasinski, John August of Pittsburgh; Andrew and Joe Polcinski of Natrona and Nick and Michael Ranto of Braddock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1937 --- Bible Class To Meet --- The Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Episcopal Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. H. Robinson, 730 Ohio Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1937 --- 5-CENT FARE TO BE ASKED --- Council To Get Resolution For Rate Slash At Its Feb. 8 Meeting -- The fight to secure a five cent fare for patrons of the Glassport-McKeesport street car line has been started.. Harvey Schauffler Sr. and Councilman Joseph Hornfeck have requested Assemblyman Samuel Weiss to draw up a resolution to be presented to Council at its next regular meeting, Mon. Feb. 8 embodying the plans for a reduction in fares to street car riders here.. It is expected that Council will act on this resolution and join the fight being waged by cities, boroughs and townships served by the Pittsburgh Railways Company in Allegheny County. The prevailing fare here is too high in comparison with other districts, backers of the resolution claim. They point out that at present it costs the residents of Glassport 16 2/3 cents for round trip fare to McKeesport and 67 2/3 cents for round trip to Pittsburgh. The desired reduction would bring the round trip fare to McKeesport down to 10 cents and the Pittsburgh trip 40 cents a savings of 6 2/3 cents on McKeesport trips and 27 2/3 cents on the Pittsburgh trip.. Backers of the movement believe it will receive the support of every commuter in the borough and that if a petition were circulated here to that effect it would secure the signatures of at least 5,000 riders. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1937 --- FLOOD WATERS RECEDING HERE --- Danger To Industries Now Believed Past -- The flood waters of the Monongahela River reached their crest here last night, with little damage other than the threatened danger to Glassport's three major industries along the water front.. The water rose slowly all day yesterday and began backing up into the Third Street tunnel under the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad tracks. When the flood had reached its peak the water was aboutthree feet deep in the lower end of the tunnel. Residents of Otto watched with bated breath as the wide, swiftly-flowing Monongahela steadily rose to within six feet of the top of its bank on that side. Tension eased today, however, with the announcement that the waters were slowly receding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1937 --- High School Varsity Lettermen Get Award --- Glassport High School football varsity lettermen were given emblem sweaters yesterday by a group of of local football fans in aknowledgement of their splendid record during the past season.. The presentations were made informally in the high school by Coach Roy M. hickes and 18 players were recipients of the awards. Every player participated in each game on the schedule last fall. The gifts were white sweaters with scarlet letters and service stripes. No ceremony accompanied the presentation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1937 --- ROTARY TO SPONSOR SCOUT TROOP HERE --- Also Plans To Have Children As Guests At Meetings -- Glassport Rotary Club will sponsor organization and maintenance of a new Boy Scout troop here, it was decided at the weekly meeting last night in the festal hall of the Glassport Presbyterian Church. It was also planned to sponsor additional child welfare work under direction of the community service committee.. Letters were ordered sent out today to local school principals to gather information regarding the number of underprivledged and crippled children in the borough. Members of the club plan to have as their guests one underprivileged boy at each meeting, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16. Harry Shaw, chairman of the father-and-son banquet committee annouced plans progressing for the affair which will be held in the festal hall of the church Tuesday evening, Feb. 23. Alex Kaszonyi presided. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1937 --- CLASS TO SPONSOR TOUR OF STATION --- Group Of 50 To See Broadcasting Of Radio Program Tonight -- A group of 50 members of the junior class of Glassport High School and their friends will tour a Pittsburgh radio station tonight to see the preparation and broadcasting of evening programs.. The tour is one of several projects sponsored by the junior class to raise funds to finance the annual junior prom. The group will assemble at the high school and go to Pittsburgh by automobile, where they will be conducted through the station and have broadcasting explained to them by a guide. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1937 --- WPA Workers To Meet --- Monthly meeting of Glassport Local No. 400, Workers Alliance of America will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in the I. O. O. F. Hall. Delegates will report on the Washington conference held Jan. 15. Delegates will be elected to represent the local organization at a conference in Harrisburg, Jan. 31. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1937 --- Large Crowd At Dance --- A large crowd of basketball fans attended the dance which followed the Glassport-Elizabeth game last night in the high school gymnasium. Music was furnished by Jerry Byers and his orchestra. Another dance will follow the Glassport-Belle Vernon game Tuesday night in the high school gym. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1937 --- LEGION PLANS STAG PARTY AND SUPPER --- Committee Is Named To Arrange Event For Feb. 4 -- Announcment was made today of appointment of a committee to arrange a stag party and supper sponsored by Glassport Post No. 443, American Legion, Thursday evening, Feb. 4 in the Legion Home. The committee includes Commander Mayou, chairman; John Pratt, Joseph Zupe, Arthur Salzman, William Vollmer Jr., John Sedeskey and Fred Clague.. The committee will meet Saturday afternoon in the Legion Home to complete arrangements for the affair. Commander Mayou announced the meeting will be open to any other members who desire to participate in the planning of the supper. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1937 --- CHURCH GROUP WILL CELEBRATE --- Members to Re-enact Meet 40 Years Ago -- Members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Glassport Methodist Church will re-enact a meeting of the group 40 years ago as a feature of the fortieth aniversary celebration tonight in the church.. Members participating in the reenactment will dress in the style worn in the period when the society was organized. Mrs. Andrew Granger will conduct the pantomine meeting as president. Others who will participate are Mrs. John Robinson, Mrs. Scott Boor, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. G. M. Snyder, Mrs. Martha Rogerson, Mrs. William King, Mrs. W. Nipps, Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. Orville Orbin, Mrs. W. C. Feick and Mrs. M. J. Naser.. Tonight's affair will be for members and friends and will be entirely social. It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in the church. Mrs. C. C. Davis, as chairman of the Ladies Aid old fashion meeting, was in charge of the arrangements. A program of musical entertainment will follow. Mrs. Martha Rogerson will present Miss Lois Sonerson, well known local soloist who will sing a group of numbers, and Mrs. William Stewart, who will give a group of readings.. Miss Annie Jones is the only present member of the group who is also a charter member. She has been constantly active in Aid activities. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- EAGLES PREPARE FOR INITIATION --- Class Of 50 To Boost Aerie Roll To 450 -- Glassport Aerie No. 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will initiate a class of approximately 50 new candidates on Sunday, Feb. 7 in honor of the birthday anniversary of Conrad H. Mann, chief auditor and organizer of the organization in the Eagles Home, Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. The new class will swell the membership of the local aerie to around 450, a new high record, officers stated. A supper and reception for the new members will be held following the initiation ceremony, which will be attended by high officers of the order.. A meeting of District No. 3, comprising 16 aeries of Allegheny County, will be held in conjunction with the initiation and a program of entertainment will be presented under the direction of Joseph Kargle. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- Small Audience Sees Shakespearean Drama --- A small but appreciative audience last night witnessed the first presentation here by a professional cast of scenes from Shakespearean dramas. The cast, headed by Stanley Cobleigh, Joan Beckwith and Leslie Adams Jr., presented eight scenes from three Shakespearean dramas. Proceeds will benefit the high school annual. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- New Job --- Flood Water Brings New Task To Jimmy Alsop -- It isn't often a flood brings anything but grief, but to Jimmy Alsop the high waters of the Monongahela River brought a new job.. Until a few nights ago Jimmy drove a taxi. At 2 a.m. the other day he answered a call to Glassport to haul a passenger to McKeesport. The passenger told Jimmy about a job he had just left on a river steamer tied up at Glassport. After he had deliverd his passenger Jimmy went back to Glassport, asked for the job and got it. The steamer is still tied up at Glassport due to high waters and Jimmy is getting paid although he hasn't started to work yet. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- STUDENTS BEGIN FORENSIC WORK --- Rehearsals For Contests Get Underway -- Glassport High School students who participate in the annual Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League competitions began rehearsals this week for the contests which are scheduled to start late next month and continue through April and part of May.. Local students will participate this year in declamation, origional oration, extemporaneous speaking, debate, musical instrument and vocal contests, Shakespearean reading, and other divisions. They will be coached by members of the high school faculty as in previous years.. Glassport has one one national championship in original oration and several district, county and State championships in other departments in the years the local school has been represented. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- Lack of Teachers On Relief Hinders Class --- The absence of names of district teachers from relief rolls is the principal drawback to the reopening of Glassport's Americanization class, Supervising Principal John H. Hart said today.. Mr. Hart has been in constant communication with district, State and national relief project heads regarding appointment of a teacher or the re-employment of Mrs. Alice Erickson for the resumption of the local citizenship class. Up to the present time, however, he has received no assurance, he stated today, that the class would be reopened. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- Girls' Club Holds Shower And Plans Swimming Party --- Members of the I. A. I. Girls Club held a shower last evening at the home of Miss Anna Grace Kaufmann for Mrs. Lois Tachoir Orbin. A program of games and entertainment was presented and lunch was served.. Members of the club will hold a swim party this evening at the Y. M. C. A. pool in McKeesport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1937 --- Prayer Service --- Prayer service in the Glassport Baptist Church last night was conducted by Mrs. Laura Edding. The Rev. Lester Bumpus of Pittsburgh was the guest speaker. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 2, 1937 --- Contemplate Expansion Of Commercial Course --- Board Considers Installing Automatic Calculating Machines Next Year -- Expansion of the commercial course in Glassport High School next year was contiplated by the School Board at its monthly meeting last night in the high school.. Desirous of keeping abreast of progressive trends in commercial education members secured data relative to the cost of installation and maintenance of automatic calculating machines for use of the students. It was their aim, board members said, to provide students with the knowledge of the efficient operation of automatic office machines to make them familiar with the entire scope of office work.. Machines Demonstrated.. C. N. Riggs of the bourroughs Adding Machine Company demonstrated the use of calculating machines according to the latest methods, at last night's school board meeting. He advised the board on the type of machine best suited to the teaching of the contiplated course in the high school and quoted costs. The board felt that since other district high schools carried similar courses, it would be advisable to consider installation of the machines in the annual budget to be presented within a few months. The course will be installed next year if members of the board feel the budget can stand the cost.. Supervising Principal John S. Hart informed the board he has a teacher under consideration for the proposed extra high school classes for local men and women who decide to complete their high school education. The work would be carried on as a WPA project. He told the board he is waiting further information from WPA authorities and expects to make an announcement regarding this class within a short time.. Cap, Gown Offer Spurned.. The supervising principal also reported receipt of an offer from a cap and gown manufacturer regarding purchase of a set of academicals for graduation exercises. He reported the company had offered the school a five-year contract during which the robes were to be paid for at the rate of $1.50 each per year and were to become the property of the school at the end of five years. The price offered was the same as the annual rental fee.. Board members sought the advice of Miss Mae Gearing and Miss Mabel Montgomery, members of the teacher's committee, regarding the quality of merchandise in the robes and were informed by the teachers it was of inferior grade and would probably not last five years. It was decided on their recommendation to reject the offer.. Football Schedule.. High School Principal M. J. Naser reported East Pike Run had signed a contract with Glassport High School to meet in a footbal game here next year, completing the required five games in Class B., W. P. I. A. L. schedule. Glassport had encountered considerable difficulty, he explained, in securing five games in Class B. due to its imposing record during the past several years. As the schedule now stands Glassport will play five Class B, three Class AA and one Class A game in 1937. Directors protested signing of contracts with Beaver Falls and Donora, both Class AA schools , on the grounds the schedule would be too tough. Principal Naser replied that since Glassport had so much difficulty in signing up Class B schools, their only alternative was to book games with Class A or AA schools for open dates.. "Why not book five Class B games and five Class AA games and compete for the championship in both classes?' Director William Hutton asked. By a vote of three to Two the board vetoed signeing with of the Beaver Falls contract. East Pike Run will be met on the local gridiron Saturday, October 9 and Donora will be played at Donoraon Saturday, Nov. 20.. When the question of delinquent industrial tax accounts came up for discussion, Director Ivan Greasler demanded the large delinquents be brought to terms to relieve the burden now carried by the smaller taxpayers of the school district. It was decided that definite action at an adjourned meeting Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in the high school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1937 --- LEGION AUXILIARY SPONSORS PROGRAM --- Sticker Sale Will Be Conducted By School Children -- As part of the Legion Auxiliary's Americanism program, local school children will conduct a sale of stickers in commemoration of the 150'th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States.. The sticker sale is scheduled to begin the latter part of this month. The stickers bear red and white emblems of the seal of the United States and the dates 1787 and 1937. The money realized will be divided among the children, the school flag fund, the local unit of the Legion Auxiliary and the national council, Defenders of the Flag and the Governer Earle's fund. for the commemoration of the signing of the Constitution.. Mrs. Emma Schwerha, president of the Glassport unit of the Legion Auxiliary and Mrs. Margaret McCusker, Americanism chairman of the local unit, appealed to Glassport School Board at its meeting last night to permit the students to participate in the sale. Their request was granted by the board.. The movement is sponsored by Legion Auxiliary units throughout the country and will be participated in locally by about 1,550 children. It is expected approximately 2,000 seals will be sold here. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1937 --- CLASS TO OBSERVE 24TH ANNIVERSARY --- Plan Dinner In McKeesport For Thursday Evening, Feb. 11 -- Plans for celebration of the twenty-fourth anniversary of the founding of the E. M. O. Bible Class of the Glassport Baptist Church were discussed at the monthly meeting of the class last night inthe church. . Class members will commemorate the anniversary with a dinner in Murphy's restaurant, McKeesport, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Mrs. Ruby Shaw's group was appointed to have charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, newly-elected president, conducted the business discussion and Mrs. Lawson led the devotional services, using as her theme, "The Prophets." Mrs. William Derflinger read a poem entitled "Saith" by Len Woodrim.. Co-hostesses at last night's luncheon were Mrs. Ruby Shaw, Mrs. Gladys Robbins, Mrs. Margaret Van Natta and Mrs. Seifried. The lunch was served on tables decorated with valentine appointments. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1937 --- No Rotary Meeting --- Weekly meeting of Glassport Rotary Club scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. Members will meet joinly with McKeesport Rotary Club Thursday in the Penn McKee Hotel, to hear a Boy Scout program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1937 --- Tax Collections --- The monthly report of the tax collections and financial disbursements reported to the Glassport School Board last night by Treasurer Jesse Dobbins revealed receipt of $1,773.33 from Tax Collector Andrew Granger and $379.97 from Delinquent Tax Collector G. C. DeLaney. The Treasurer also reported disbursments of $4,933.50 and a balance in the general account of $6, 487.65 on Jan. 30. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1937 --- Notes and Personals --- Members of Citizens hose companyof Glassport will hold a special meeting today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms in the Municipal Building.. Edward Babyak of Vermont Avenue, who underwent an operation recently in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, is reported improving He is expected to remain a patient in the hospital until the end of this week.. Plans for a Valentine party Monday, Feb. 15, will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Sunbeam Class of the Glassport Baptist Church in the church basement today at 7:30 p.m. Miss Margaret Van Natta, vlass teacher, will conduct the lesson and Miss Ruby March and Miss Betty Burke will be co-hostess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1937 --- COUNCIL ORDERS SEWER REOPENING --- At a special meeting of Glassport Council last night in the Municipal Building, it was decided to engage the services of a claw-digger in opening up the Harrison Street sewer drain below the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad tracks in Otto.. Street department workmen determined the location of the obstruction which for the past several weeks hs forced the water up through the ground at a point just beyond the railroad tracks. They have been hampered in getting down to it Street Commisioner John Klinkner told members of council last night, by the fact that the waterseeps through the side of any hole dug in the vicinity. The danger of a slide or cave-in prevented him from sending workmen down into a whole to probe for the obstruction, he said.. The claw-digger should open up a hole large enough to bare the obstruction, Mr. Klinkner felt. When the obstruction is removed the sewer will handle its load temporarily until the new WPA Harrison Street sewer project is approved by WPA authorities, councilmen said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1937 --- Junior Class Plans "Friend Night" Party --- Another in a series of affairs sponsored by the students in the junior class of the high school to raise money to finance the annual junior prom will be a "Friends' Night" party in the high school auditorium Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.. Variety will be the keynote in the program of entertainment and lunch will be served.. Gertrude Novak is general chairman and will be assisted by the following committees: Entertainment, Christian Litnicky (Christine Lipnicky), Catherine Duralia; tickets and program, Alice Oreynak, dorothy Evans and Michael Hrechocik; lunch Phyllis Null and Virginia Reno. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1937 --- Committees To Meet --- All business connected with the third annual President Roosevelt birthday ball held here Saturday will be closed up at a meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the Eagles Home. Chairman Joseph Stabler has requested members to make returns for ticket money still outstanding so that a complete report may be made to the national committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1937 --- Large Crowd At Dance --- A large crowd of local basketball fans attended the dance in the Glassport High School gym following the Glassport-Belle Vernon game last night. Music was furnished by Louis Borrelli and his orchestra... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1937 --- Legion Supper And Stag Party Tomorrow Evening --- Plans have been completed by members of Glassport Post, American Legion for a stag supper tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Legion Home, fourth St. and Monongahela Ave.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1937 --- WPA WORKERS AIR DEMANDS --- Return of Local Relief Station Requested -- Demands of relief workers presented by a delegation of members of the Workers Alliance of America to the Pennsylvania Legislature's committee on relief at a conference yesterday in Harrisburg will be given serious consideration, Samuel Antico of Glassport, a member of the delegation reported today.. The Workers Alliance, an organization composed solely of relief projects employees, sent the delegation to Harrisburg to attend the legislative conference on relief and present requests for continuation and extension of outdoor relief works projects throughout the State. The delegation's demands were: 1. Consolidation of all outdoor relief projects and the abolishment of poor boards.. 2. Organization of an administrative board and public assistance composed of a majority of labor and unemployed citizens representatives.. 3. Minimum relief standards set by law.. Antico said the Workers Alliance was the only workers organization represented at the conference. The legislative committee was headed by Senator Thompson.. Assistant Director Hedener of the State Emergency Relief Board heard an appeal by the local delegation for the reopening of the McKeesport relief office. He promised to consider the appeal and informed Mr. Antico he would let him know definitely within a few days.. The local delegation told Mr. Hedener the closing of the McKeesport District office had caused local persons on relief considerable inconvenience, since it became necessary for them to go to Wilkinsburg for disposition of their cases.. Mr. Antico will report at the monthly meeting of the Glassport Local No. 400, Workers Alliance tomorrow at 8 p.m. in I. O. O. F. Hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1937 --- Chief Asks For Signs --- Chief of Police Jack Lees has asked Council to furnish several speed limit, no parking and zone signs to be placed on borough streets. He also requested that signs be furnished several boys in each of the borough's school buildings and that the boys be dispositioned to act as safety officers for school children at dangerous intersections crossed by the children on their way to and from school. The request was granted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1937 --- Scouts Meet Tonight --- Weekly meeting of Troop 52, Boy Scouts of America, of St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church will be held today at 8 p.m. in the school hall. Scoutmaster Joseph Hornfeck will conduct the meeting during which preparations for second and first-class tests will be made and tin and wood burning projects continued. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1937 --- Firemen To Meet --- Regular monthly meeting of Citizens hose company No. 1, will be held today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms, Municipal Building. Social and financial affairs of the club will be discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1937 --- Council Meets Monday --- Monthly meeting of Glassport Borough Council will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in council chambers at the Municipal Building. Street and sewer repairs, relief works projects and finances will come up for discussion. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 22, 1937 --- YOUTH INJURED ON RIVERBOAT --- Loses Hand on Ohio River Near Martin's Ferry -- Leslie Hoffman, of 733 Michigan Ave., Glassport, had his right hand amputated in an accident occuring Friday on the Carnegie-Illinois Steel corp. towboat "Monongahela" near Martin's Ferry, Ohio, it was reported here. The boat was enroute to New Orleans. He was taken to Martin's Ferry hospital, and today was removed to the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Hoffman is a Glassport High School Graduate, class of 1930.. He had been standing on the cat-walk at the stern of the boat making an adjustment near the paddle-wheel bearings when the accident happened. Although severely injured, he did not lose consciousness. Alone, he managed to retrace his steps on the narrow cat-walk until he could secure the aid of the crew. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 22, 1937 --- CLASSES PLAN JOINT MEETING ON TUESDAY --- Membership Problems of sunday School to Be Aired --- Three classes of the First Baptist Church will meet in joint session tomorrow night at the home of Mrs. Margaret Vannatta of 727 Michigan Ave., to discuss membership problems of the Sunday School. The classes meeting are the E. M. O. Bible Class, Baraca Class and the Philathea Calss, all of the First Baptist Church.. The next regular meeting of the E. M. O. Bible class will be held April 5 at the home of Mrs. Margaret Thomas. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 22, 1937 --- NO SPEEDING! --- Police Re-Issue Warning to Fast Drivers in Borough --- Glassport police today re-issued the warning given Saturday on the anti-speeder campaign to start in the borough this week. The work placing speed limit signs has been completed, and drivers exceeding the speed of 20 miles an hour will be fined, it was warned... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1937 --- Glassport - Miss McMullen Is Made Acting Postmaster Here --- Miss Elizabeth A. McMullen, who is making her twentieth year of service in the Glassport Post-office this month, was named acting Post master by the post-office Department in Washington, D. C. late yesterday, suceeding Joseph P. Stein, who died June 6. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA April/May/June, 2012. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 13, 1937 --- Glassport Plant Gets U.S. Order --- Contracts awarded by the Federal Government included one for $17,995 issued to Pittsburgh Steel foundry Corp. of Glassport. The contract is for structural steel and was awarded by the engineering division of the War Department after open, competitive bidding. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA July/August/September, 2012. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 8, 1937 --- CELEBRATION PLANS READY --- Parade, Concert, Fireworks On Saturday Program --- Final plans for the Columbus Day celebration tomorrow, sponsored by Glassport Young Men's Italian Club, include a parade to start at 4 PM, addresses at the Ninth street field following the football game, concert by the Glassport Community Band at 7 PM and a fireworks display at 11 PM.. The parade, starting from the high school building and including a number of district lodges, is scheduled to arrive at the football field at the close of the Glassport-East Pike Run game Talks in honor of Christopher Columbus will then be delivered by prominent Glassport citizens, as well as several outsiders.. The concert by the band, directed by Ersilio DeGregorio, will consist of the following selections: "Semiramide," by Verdi; "Canzone Napoletane," Faust by Gounod, and "Arlesienne Suite," by Bizet Several symphonic marches as well as a few popular numbers are also on the program.. Fred George, president of the organization, is in charge of arrangements. His committee includes Ersilio DeGregorio, Pete Iacone and Joe Como. The club has asked businessmen to display flags tomorrow in honor of Columbus. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1937 --- Dem Fish Fry Tonight; To Hear Earle Saturday --- Glassport Democratic workers under the direction of Joseph Witkowski, met last night in headquarters at 636 Monongahela Ave., to complete plans for a fish fry to be held their today at 7 PM.. Saturday evening, a delegation of about 10 will attend the county rally in Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, when Governer George H. Earle will be the principal speaker. Glassport Democrats desiring to attend the rally hard to me at headquarters before 7:30 PM.. Mr. Witkowski also announced Oct. 15 as the date of a Democratic rally in Glassport. County Democratic leaders and local candidates will be present. The meeting will begin at 8:30 PM. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1937 --- Firemen Hear Address by County President --- William Edwards, president of Allegheny County Fireman's Assn., was guest speaker at the regular meeting of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 last night in the Municipal Bldg. He spoke briefly on the methods of eliminating dangers fire hazards and suggested that members take out more fire protection insurance.. Peter Wible Jr., who presided, announced that a drive has been launched to secure new members for the hose company. He also stated that the first charter in the history of the company will be formally bestowed upon the group by Borough Solicitor Robert Schwera some time next week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1937 --- Public Address System Is Improved for Game --- A much improved public address system will give spectators a play by play account of Saturday's game between Glassport and East Pike Run on the Ninth St. grounds, Melvin J. Naser announced today. In addition, a radio at the field will keep the crowd informed on the Pitt-Duquesne game. Vince McKeeta, former Glassport High School player, will appear in the Duquesne lineup. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1937 --- Class to Meet Tuesday --- The Golden Hour Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church, will hold its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Jean Knox, of Indiana Ave. The meeting will be led by Mrs. Edna Kass, president. Devotions are in charge of Mrs. Ethel Nipps and Mrs. Alice Basseler will conduct the entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 1, 1938 --- Mill Expansions, Democrat Victory Year's Highlights --- Election in November of Glassport's first Democratic administration, announcement of expansion programs in two of the three borough mills and the formulation of plans for a series of new houses were among the borough's highlights during 1937. Announcement was made this month by officials of the U.S. Glass Co. that their plants in Tiffin, O. and Gas City, Ind. would be closed and moved to Glassport. Definite assurance that the plant in Indiana has been sold was given by company officials. Plans for vacating the plant in Tiffin have not definitely been confirmed.. Confirmation was also given this month by G. A. Hassel, president of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. to the report that the old hoop mill, adjacent to the factory, which had been vacant since 1930, had been purchased. Demolition of the buildings on the site have already begun. The exact use to which the land will be put has not definitely been announced. Democrats Make Clean Sweep.. The borough election in November was a clean sweep for the Democratic Party as the 11 men on the ticket, all new with one exception, were voted into office. The three School Directors have already taken office, and the Burgess, tax collector, auditor and new Councilmen will be sworn in this month. Death Takes Postmaster.. June saw the death of Joseph Stein, borough Postmaster for five years. Civil service examinations were taken by 12 borough residents in July for the vacant position. Announcement of the new appointment is expected to be made early this year. Miss Elizabeth McMullen is acting Postmaster during the interim. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1938 --- H. C. Griffin Dies In Otto --- Hezekiah C. Griffin, 81, first burgess of Glassport, a community he was instrumental in, establishing as a borough, died last night at his home... Mr. Griffn was a member of the old Port Vue Council when Port Vue was composed of what now is both that borough and Glassport. ...Mr. Griffin fathered a move to separate from Port Vue. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA January/February/March, 2013. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 2, 1938 --- Firemen Plan New Building --- Plans for a new building for Reliance Hose Company have been drawn up and the contract will be let within a month. The new building, to be located on Monongahela Ave., between Seventh and Eight Sts., will be a two-story brick structure. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA January/February/March, 2013. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 22, 1938 --- Weiss Asks Senate Post --- Samuel A. Weiss, Glassport attorney and member of the general Assembly for the pas four years will file petitions Monday for the Democratic nomination for State Senator in the May primaries, he announced today. He issued the following statement: "After careful consideration I have decided to become a candidate for the State Senate in the 44th Senatorial District. "I am submitting my candidacy to the electors of this district on the basis of my record as a member of the Lower House representing the 10th Legislative District during the past four years. During my tenure in office I have sponsored and fought for many election reforms, including permanent registration, and the new election code. "I have also constantly strived, voted for and sponsored liberal social and labor legislation, including my Liberal Workmen's Compensation Act to aid workmen, widows and volunteer firemen; the abolition of ox-cart government and other varied legislation to reduce the cost of local government; the abolishment of the fee system of remunerating public officials; increased civil service and the merit system for county, state and municipal employees, including boroughs and township police; flood control and prevention; reform of the minor judiciary system; the act abating interest and penalty for delinquent taxes; the act abolishing imprisonment for failure to pay taxes, and other measures of benefit to the taxpayers and working men and women of this Commonwealth. I further favor the re-adjustment of the tax structure of this Commonwealth in order to encourage industry to that labor to can thrive with an honest-to-goodness re-employment program. I pledge to devote my time and effort to find sources of economy instead of finding new sources of taxation. "If nominated and elected to office, I pledge to the citizens of the 55th Senatorial District and the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania my continued independent and vigorous efforts in behalf of the above measures and reforms." Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 21, 1938 Council Seeks WPA Funds For 11 New Road Projects Glassport Borough Council last night in one sweeping motion to improve the borough street system, authorized Engineer Alex Hutchinson to apply for WPA money to complete six road projects already under way and to cover labor costs for at least 11 new improvements. Despite announcement that the special meeting was called primarily to consider street improvements only one citizen appeared to push claims for repairs, Stephen Marcus asked Council to fix the curbing on Indiana between Seventh and Eighth Sts., and to improve the street. This project was included in the new order. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1938 Fake Solicitor Asks Money For Fireman Company No. 1 to Receive Truck Bids Until May 5 Funds have been illegally solicited from borough residents by a man saying he represented Citizens Hose Co. No. 1, it was reported at last night's meeting of the company. The fake solicitor allegedly said he was collecting funds for a new fire truck which the company is planning to purchase. So far no one has been authorized to collect funds for this purpose, President Frank Merta said. Residents are warned to properly identify any one representing the company desiring money, before contributing. It was decided to purchase a new standard truck instead of a squad car as originally planned. Bids will be received until the next meeting on May 5, by Frank Merta and Thomas McKernan. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

May 3, 1938 High School Gets Woman Gym Teacher New Instructor Will Divide Work of Robert Whirl Glassport High School next year will have a full time woman gym instructor for the first time in the history of rthe school. The School Board last night hired Miss Helen Glenn, of Mars, as an additional member of the high school faculty to teach two periods of physical education and one period of health instruction to the senior and j junior high girls. Salary Set $1200 Miss Glenn has had three years of teaching experience in Mars and is a graduate of Slippery Rock Teachers College, class of nineteen thirty-five. Her starting salary will be $1200. This is the second addition made by the board to the high school teaching staff for next year. Robert Whirl is at present gym instructor for both sexes of the high school and the one period of health instruction required per week by state law is handled by home room teachers. Mr. Whirl will take over health instruction for the boys next year. It is expected that gym instruction may be extended to the elementary schools as the result of the addition, Melvin Naser, high school principal and supervising principal-elect, said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1938 --- School Board Again Delays Action on Salary Petition --- Feick Suggests Compromise Proposal at Meeting with Teachers -- Glassport School Board, meeting last night in special session primarily to consider a petition from borough teachers asking a $200 increase in maximum teachers' pay, deferred final action until another special meeting on Tuesday at which time a compromise proposal will be discussed.. The alternative plan, suggested by Dr. W. C. Feick, calls for the $200 increase to present maximum pay to be spread over a five-year period and for annual date to be made on a twelve month basis is that of the present nine-month system.. Plan Complicated.. Dr. Feick's proposal would not affect next year's budget, even if the plan were put into effect during the 1938-39 school year. The increase would be borne by the 1939-40 budget as the result of paying on the twelve month basis.. The plan is complicated as the result of a recent poll among the teachers asking their opinion of paying on a twelve month basis. The result of the vote showed the majority of teachers preferred the present nine-month payment plan.. Teachers in the delegation at last night's meeting, headed by Mrs. Josephine Truxell said they believe the vote results would be reversed the teachers "fully realized all the issues involved." "I voted against the plan," one teacher said, "because I thought we might be subject to summer tutoring had no extra compensation, under the year-round payment plan.". Board members explained that the opinion of the teachers on the new pay plan was asked primarily for their own benefit, to help them the summer expenses and that teachers would not be subject to extra duties under the system.. Dr. Feick's Plan.. The plan suggested by Dr. Feick would affect all teachers having served five years or more. Beginning at the sixth, a $40 increase per year would be given each year for four years. Teachers who were given a $25 increase last year above the established maximums of $1400 and $1600 for elementary and high school teachers, respectively, would receive $35 a year increase for four years, resulting in the same to increased over a four-year period.. The plan would eventually restore the previous maximums of $1600 and $1800 for the two classes of teachers in effect prior to 1932. Under this plan, it was estimated that approximately 27 teachers would be eligible for $35 increases next year and three would receive $40 advances.. Objection Outlined.. The original plan, suggested by the teachers in their petition, called for $50 increases in salary per year for four years, beginning at the sixth, and restoration of back salary to those teachers who had taught more than six years but had not reached the maximums of $1600 and $1800 for elementary and high school teachers, respectively.. Board members objected to this plan on two grounds: Lack of available funds and the undesirability of giving a blanket raise to all teachers.. "If we give all eligible teachers an increase under this system, we will be putting our stamp of approval on some who are obviously undeserving of an increase," one board members stated.. Definite Action Tuesday.. Board members said little to indicate whether or not the new plan proposed by Dr. Feick, chairman of the teachers committee, would be approved. It is believed that the incident will be closed at Tuesday's meeting with the compromise plan either accepted or rejected.. Mrs. Truxell showed board members a report from the State Department of Education with showed Glassport was far below the average third class borough and system in percentage of school budget used for instructional costs. Mrs. Truxell also read the result of a questionnaire sent to several Allegheny County schools, similar in size to Glassport, showing that borough school teachers here received a lower maximum than the average school system questioned. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1938 --- 17 MILL TAX IS RETAINED FOR SCHOOLS --- Skodol Re-elected Solicitor of Board; Feick Named New Treasurer -- Glassport school tax will be retained at 17 mills for the next school year, it was decided by the School Board last night. Final approval of the budget is expected as a special meeting Tuesday.. C. Harold Skodol was reelected by the board as school solicitor and Dr. W. C. Feick was elected treasurer, replacing William Hutton. The new officers will each begin a one year term on July 1.. Truant Officer Gets Raise.. On recommendation of Supervising Principal John S. Hart, the salary of the borough attendance officer, Thomas Granger, was increased to $135 per month. The former salary was $110.. A request for WPA aid for sidewalk improvements around the First and Second Ward buildings and the high school through a borough project, was finally approved by the board and will be submitted to WPA authorities along with applications of private citizens. Work will not get underway for several months, Alex Hutchinson, borough engineer, said at a recent Council meeting.. David Williams, representing the High Hat Club, was given permission to use the high school auditorium on June 12 for a musical program. Marco Spaid voted against granting the permission on the grounds that he did not believe the school should be used on Sunday for a program where admission was charged The other six members of the board voted yes.. Legion Gets Auditorium.. Raymond Wawrzeniak, representing the committee in charge of a jubilee celebration scheduled to be held in the high school on June 5 was given permission to use the school for rehearsals on June 2, 3 and 4. A letter was read by Secretary Ivan Gressler from the committee in charge of the observance, inviting board members to attend the affair.. American Legion Post No. 443 was given permission to use the high school auditorium for memorial services on May 29.. On recommendation of Mr. Hart, the WPA sewing classes being held in Second Ward School were given permission to continue throughout the summer.. The two pianos in the high school will be tuned for commencement and class night activities later this month, the Board decided on recommendation of Principal Melvin Naser.. Tuesday's special meeting will be at the 8:15 p.m. instead of the regular time. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1938 --- DANCE REVUE HERE TONIGHT --- 125 Children Will Appear in High School -- One Hundred and twenty-five boys and girls will take part in a dance review to be presented today at the 8:15 p.m. in Glassport High School Auditorium in charge of Mrs. Emma Ardinger, dancing instructor, of McKeesport.. The majority of those taking part are under 12 years of age and are from the communities of Glassport, McKeesport, Clairton and Port Vue. Harvey O'Hara's orchestra and Mrs. Mary Dudley, pianist will play for the program, to include solo and group singing and dancing acts.. The program will open with a young girls' dancing chorus in a routine called "Tapping Shoes." Members of the chorus include Elaine Gaydosh, Louise Kass, Janet Williams, Agnes Mitchell, Evelyn Maurer, Rae Alpern, Marilyn Schwartz, Eleanor Kasronyi, Helen Alpern, Wanda Woy, Marion Tomedolsky, Doris Dudley and Shirley Granger.. Solo acts will be presented by Beverly Snyder, Dolores Belusar, Evelyn Wolf, Rae Alpern, Nancy Wampler, Rose Mary Conlon, Phyllis Snyder, Robert Butrym, Joan Steffan, Florence Mendlowitz, Brady Morrison, Gertrude Anderson, Jo Ann Ardinger, Bruce Butrym, Anna Pilipovich, June Deitz, Dorothy Cothery, Shirley Feick, Elaine Gaydosh, Dolly Ardinger, Esther Sjoblom, Marilyn Schwartz, Marie Sherman, Harry Deitz, Evelyn Maurer.. Helen Alpern, Antoinette Petrillo, Louise Kass, Agnes Mitchell, Jean Tomedolsky, Joan Belusar, Marie Sherman, Marion Tomedolsky, Dorothy Cothery, June Deitz, Isabelle Vogt. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1938 --- ATTORNEY TO BEGIN BLAST NEGOTIATIONS --- Skodol Adjustor Tuesday for Initial Conferences -- C. Harold Skodol, attorney for Glassport Taxpayers Association, will meet Tuesday with the claims adjustor of the insurance company of the blasting concern on Camden Hill allegedly responsible for damage to Glassport homes during the past year period. All members of the association or others who wish to have their claims presented at this time are to hand the amount of their estimated damage to Mr. Skodol by Monday. It is expected that preliminary negotiations only will get underway at the first meeting and that final results will not be known for several months.. The taxpayers association was formed several weeks ago by a group of Glassport citizens in an attempt to recover damages allegedly due to blasting in connection with the construction of the new Irvin Works. The union was suggested when attempts of individuals to recover claims were unsuccessful. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs --- Jane Downing Missionary Union will meet today at 8 PM in the Baptist Church with Mrs. Ruby Shaw, president, in charge.. Plans for Glassport Poppy Day, to be held Saturday, will be discussed at the meeting of American Legion Auxiliary today at 8 PM in Legion headquarters.. I. A. I. Girls Club will meet today at 8 PM at the home of Mrs. Agnes Rushe, of 721 Monongahela Avenue.. Citizens Hose Company is scheduled to meet today at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Building. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 24, 1938 --- GLASSER GETS MERIT AWARD --- Pitt Honors Glassport High School Graduate -- John Glasser, Glassport High School graduate, class of 1934, and at present a senior in the School of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected for a place in the school's yearbook hall of fame, university officials revealed today.. Glasser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Glasser, of Indiana, Pa., is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lapsley, of 427 Ohio Avenue. He received the distinction for his outstanding work in co-curricula activities and his service to the school.. He was business manager of the Pitt Panther, campus humor magazine, and president of the Men's Council. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta, social fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa, honorary national activities fraternity.. Glasser received a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh from Glassport High in 1934, Melvin J. Naser, principal said. While at the local high school, Glasser was on the annual staff, and active in debating, band, orchestra and the school glee club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 24, 1938 --- Foundry Closes Tomorrow; Fire Whistle to Be Moved --- Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. will shut down completely tomorrow for the remainder of the week, President G. A. Hassel said today. Operations will be resumed as usual next week, he said.. While the plant is closed, the borough curfew and fire whistle will be removed to the P. and L. E. roundhouse year Broadway and Ohio Avenue. In case of fire, during this time, called 28254 or the borough police station, 28246. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 24, 1938 --- (Advertisement) STAR THEATER --- GLASSPORT TODAY & TOMORROW Warner Oland, Keye Luke "Charlie Chan At Monte Carlo" also Buck Jones "Headin' East" Plus News and a Cartoon.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1938 --- 102 Seniors to Receive Diplomas Next Tuesday --- Largest Class in Glassport High School History to Be Graduated -- One hundred and two Glassport High School seniors, 53 girls and 49 boys, will receive diplomas from School Board President Samuel Dudley at the school's annual commencement next Tuesday, it was announced today by Principal Melvin J. Naser.. The class is the largest in the 25 year history of the school, Mr. Naser said. Mildred Frobouck, who is being graduated in the academic course with 21 credits, is valedictorian of the class. Katherine Duralia is salutatorian.. 17 Going to College.. A survey of the class shows 17 are planning on continuing their education in colleges and universities. Others intend to go to night school and business school. The remainder intend to take up various vocations from aviation to nursing. Members of the class are: Rosalie C. Andresky, Helen E. Beard, Frances J. Belusar, Anthony N. Borrelli, Dorothy L. Bryer, Angela H. Budnick, Victoria Buzella, Jane Cairns, Rose Marie Campano, Thomas E. Chizmar, Anna Dorothy Danko, Samuel B. Davis, Margaret Ann Dilworth, Irene Georgene Dolnack, Anne Doratio, Donald T. Dulac, Katherine M. Duralia, Robert D. Edmundson, Clara A. Ejchost, Dorothy M. Evans, Catherine L. Faix, Leona Florence Feick, Walter Conrad Feick Jr., Charles Keith Ferguson, Anna Margaret Finney, Charles H. Freyer, Mildred Frobouck, Mary G. Gato.. Ethel Patricia Gaydos, Mildred P. Gaydos, Mary Anne Gearing, Roy Cameron Ghrist, Anna E. Graf, Marie Mildred Gribschaw, Stella M. Grimes, Roger F. Grossi, Frank J. Haler, Pauline Hall, Mildred E. Hospador, Michael Andrew Hrehocik, George Hura, Margaret Anna Jambor, Carolyn Emily Kairys, Richard William Karnes, Joseph E. Kohler, Evan Denn Laughlin, Christine Lipnicky, Margaret Billie King, Louise Irene Kwolek, Anne Marcenelli, Jack J. March, Joe J. Martino.. Emil G. Matta, William Haines McClure, Mary E. McGreevy, Andrew John Michalovicz, Elizabeth Mostic, Jean Florence Murdoch, M. Jack Naser, Gertrude L. Novak, Phyllis M. Null, John Kenneth Olson, Alice A. Oreynak, Vincent C. Palmire, Irene R. Pater, Robert A. Pavol, Helen Eleanor Petach, John P.Petrulak, Frank J. Polzelski, Doris Evelyn Raden, Theodore Radovich, William T. Rankin, John C. Razewski, Harrison S. Reed Jr., Virginia V. Reno, Lawrence Robbins Jr., John R. Roven, Frances M. Russell, Pete A. Sakaukas, Howard V. Salvador, Joseph L. Salzmann.. Joseph Larkin Shaffer, John F. Sherman, Dorothy Sholtis, Cyril M. Slafka, Grace Marie Snyder, Edna Laverne Squibb, John P. Stefe, Eugene J. Stepko, Matilda Irene Thomas, Miles M. Trbovich, Nick Trunzo, Virginia Tudek, Eugene Joseph Tyskiewicz, Helen G. Warner, Hugh McChain Warren, Joseph F.Wichmanoski, Edwin F. Witkowski, Kathryn Yablonsky, Andrew Yoback and Stanley R. Zebroski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1938 --- SCHOOL DANCE AIDES NAMED --- Annual Prom Will Be Held On June 3 -- Committees for the annual Glassport High School junior-senior prom were announced today by Virginia Naser, junior class president, and general chairman of the dance.. The affair will be held in the school gym on June 3. Charlie Berger and his orchestra, of Pittsburgh, will furnish the music. The dance is open to the public and tickets may be obtained from members of the two classes or from the principal's office. Committees are:. Orchestra -- Alphonse Ferrara, Miriam Purnell, Jennie Gatto, Raymond Dyer and Milford Snyder; invitations -- Ella Mae Jacobs, Angeline Zupi, Ruth Daniels and Virginia Hill; programs -- Alice Shyosky, Sylvia Murray, Anna Thomas and Esther Kachmarik; advertising -- Jack Hurke, Arthur Frankeweiz, Edward Frantish, Edward Smith and Ernest Gribschaw.. Refreshments -- George Woy, Margaret Novak and Harry Freyer; flowers -- June Resnik, Helen Queering, Evelyn Michaels and Dorothy Papernick; decorations -- Helen Czarnecki, Edith Delfini, Jean Campayno, Estelle Bartlett, Alice Babiak, Betty Hammel, B. Sharkey, George Dolnak, Jack Kargle, Samuel Knox, Kent Milton, William Boyle, William Brooks and Robert Hutton. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1938 --- HIGH SCHOOL TO GRADUATE 102 SENIORS --- Dickey, Hart Speak Tonight At Annual Commencement Exercises Here -- C. E. Dickey, Allegheny County Superintendent of schools, will deliver the commencement address as 102 Glassport High School seniors receive their diplomas at exercises in the school Auditorium today at 8:30 p.m.. John S. Hart, retiring this year after 25 years as supervising principal of Glassport schools, will talk on "Looking Forward." Mr. Hart will speak after the 53 girls and 49 boys have received their diplomas from Samuel Dudley, president of the school board.. Orchestra to Open Program.. The program will open with a processional march played by the high school orchestra under the direction of Miss Emily Dunn. Invocation will be by the Rev. W. B. Purnell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Evan D. Laughlin, president of the class, will introduce the program.. Katherine Duralia, salutatorian, will give the address of welcome and Mildred Frobouck, valedictorian, will give the farewell speech. Melvin J. Naser, principal, will officially present the class to the School Board immediately preceding the awarding of diplomas.. A short sketch will be given by members of the class showing a typical high school family. The play is under the direction of C. J. Milroth, member of the faculty. A recessional by the high school Orchestra will conclude the program.. Other Honor Graduates.. Those taking part in the sketch are William McClure, Catherine Faix, William Rankin, Dorothy Evans, Doris Raden, Phyllis Null, Robert Pavol and Joseph Martino.. Third honors scholastically are shared by Dorothy Evans and Donald Dulac. Other honor graduates will be Jane Cairns, Michael Hrehocik, Richard Karnes, Christine Lipnicky, Frank Polzelski, Doris Raden, Matilda Thomas, Hugh McChain and Stanley Zebroski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1938 --- PICNIC PLANS ARE REVEALED --- Annual Affair Tomorrow at Olympia Park -- Glassport's annual school picnic will be held tomorrow Olympia Park. Free transportation by train will be provided to and from the park for those wishing to use it, Melvin J. Naser, principal of the high school said. The program will officially get underway at 10 AM. All public school children, teachers, parents and friends of the school may attend and take advantage of the free transportation.. The official train will leave Ninth Street, near the Copperweld plant at 9:15 AM, P. and L. E. Station at 9:20 and McKeesport at 9:50. The train will arrive in Versailles at 10. Returning, the special train will leave Versailles at 8:50 PM and make the same stops as going. All times given are daylight saving.. Special strip tickets for amusements at the park may be obtained from school officials. This event will officially closed the current school year with the exception of the junior-senior prom to be held Friday night. Last classes are being held today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1938 --- Plans near Completion for Polish Celebration --- Final plans for a jubilee celebration in honor of the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, pastor of Holy Cross Church, to be held Sunday, will be completed at a meeting of committees in charge Friday at 8 PM in Polish Falcon Hall. The Rev. Father Krajewski has been in the priesthood for 25 years.. Organizations of Holy Cross parish have banded together to sponsor the affair, to be held in Glassport High School. A program in the afternoon to include speaking, and entertainment by Holy Cross School children will be followed with a banquet at 6:30 PM in the gym. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1938 --- $1000 Blaze Here --- Fire last night resulted in damage estimated at $1000 to a residence owned by Harry Breen , at 713 Vermont Avenue Fire Chief Arthur Mayou, who estimated the damage, said the cause of the fire was unknown. No one was injured Chief Mayou said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1938 --- KOHLER BEGINS DUTIES TODAY --- New Postmaster Succeeds Joseph Stein -- William P. Kohler, former shipping clerk in the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, began work today as Glassport's new Postmaster. He is the first postmaster in the borough since the death of Joseph Stein a year ago.. Miss Elizabeth McMullin who has been acting head of the borough Postoffice during the past year, as assumed her former duties as postal clerk. No other changes in personnel are expected.. Mr. Kohler was notified by postal authorities in Washington of his appointment to his new position several weeks ago. His appointment resulted from a civil service examination taken by approximately 15 borough residents last summer. Mr. Kohler received one of the three highest ratings in the examination.. No word has yet been received by the local Postoffice in regards to a petition submitted by residents of Otto last year asking postal authorities to place the borough's First Ward under the jurisdiction of Glassport Postoffice. It is now served by McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs --- Sons of Italy Club, No. 941, is scheduled to meet today at 736 Monongahela Avenue. Nicola Borrelli, president, will be in charge.. Fire Chief Arthur Mayou issued another warning today to citizens to refrain from following too closely behind fire apparatus on the way to a fire or parking too near the scene of a blaze. The warning came as the result of trouble incurred by borough firemen fighting a fire here on Monday because of interference from cars owned by spectators.. Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the Methodist Episcopal Church will meet Thursday at 8 PM in the church. Mrs. Craven Hoge, president, will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1938 --- 700 ATTEND PROGRAM IN HIGH SCHOOL --- Rev. Krajewski, Holy Cross Priest, Is Honored by Parish Members -- Approximately 700 people filled Glassport High School Auditorium yesterday afternoon has members of Holy Cross Church parish honored their priest, the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, who has completed 25 years in the service of the church.. One hundred children of Holy Cross School presented a program of singing, dancing, recitations and other musical numbers and an orchestra under the direction of Stanley Godek, assisted with some of the numbers.. Classmate Speaker.. Principal speaker at the affair was the Rev. A. Skoniecki, of Boston, Massachusetts, a former classmate of the Holy Cross priest, praised the fine qualities he knew in the Rev. Father Krajewski and commended the local parish for retaining so much of the native Polish customs and traditions.. John S. Hart, retiring supervising school principal, said the Polish people were an outstanding addition to any community and said he had always had the finest cooperation from this group in Glassport. He said broadmindedness in religious views as well as tolerance for foreign racial groups was necessary if a community such as Glassport was to move forward.. Mr. Hart was the only English speaker. The entire program, with the exception of a few English and Latin hymns by schoolchildren, was conducted in Polish. Raymond Wawrezniak, chairman of the celebration which concluded with a banquet in the high school, introduced the numbers on the program.. Priest Expresses Thanks.. Mrs. M. Dombrowska, of Export, former home of the Rev. Father Krajewski, sang several operatic selections. Chester Galeza gave a magical performance. The program opened with invocation by the Rev. Dr. J. Franis, of South Side, Pittsburgh.. "I wish to thank you all for this fine program," the Rev. Father Krajewski said. "I have enjoyed my stay here in Glassport and hope I am privileged to continue my work in the priesthood for many more years.". Individual student contributions to the program were: Accordion solo by John Skwerys, recitations by Florence Kazmnowska, Francis Anuskiewicz, Gertrude Rzepka and Thaddeus Zawodniak and piano solo by Evelyn Wawrezniak.. The Rev. Father Skoniecki was toastmaster at the banquet. Approximately 25 speakers were on the program including Burgess Joseph Faix and Joseph Witkowski, chairman of the borough Democratic committee. The dinner was in charge of the Ladies Aid Society and the Young Ladies Sodality of the parish. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1938 --- Board to Hear Report of Engineer Tonight --- Glassport School Board will meet today at 8 PM in the high school for its regular June meeting. It is expected that Marco Spaid, chairman of the building committee, will read a report of a study made by an engineer of the ventilation system in Third Ward building.. The board is considering installation of an electric motor to replace the gas engine now in use in the building to operate the ventilating fans. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1938 --- Baptist Class Will Elect Officers at Meet Tuesday --- Election of officers will take place at the meeting of the E. M. O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church, tomorrow at 8 PM in the home of Mrs. Margaret VanNatta, of 727 Michigan Avenue.. Devotions will be in charge of Mrs. Gladys Robbins and Mrs. VanNatta, president will preside. Lunch, will be served by Mrs. Grace Forbes, Mrs. Ethel Mae Wyse, Mrs. Mae Squibb and Mrs. Elizabeth Loughlin. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1938 --- LUTHERANS WILL SHOW SOUND MOVIES TONIGHT --- Meeting of Glad Hand Bible Class To Follow Affair in Church -- A sound motion picture, "Thunder of the Sea," one of the first documentary sound motion pictures to be produced by any religious body in America, will be shown here today at 8 PM in St. John's Lutheran Church.. The film, distributed by officials of the Lutheran Church in America, shows the place of the church in modern civilization. The pictures are free to the public, the Rev. A. G. Landsberry, pastor, said.. Final plans for a strawberry festival to be held Friday will be completed at a meeting of the Glad Hand Bible Class following the showing of the pictures. The session will be held in the church under the direction of Mrs. Hays Satterfield, president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs --- Polish Ladies Aid Society is scheduled to meet today at 8 PM in Holy Cross Church. Mrs. Veronica Pawlek, president, will be in charge.. Glassport Park Commission will discuss plans for raising money to help carry on its recreational activities in the community at a meeting tomorrow at 8:30 PM in the high school.. Children of Holy Cross And St. Cecelia Schools here are joining with pupils from district parochial schools in a picnic today at Kennywood Park.. Meeting of C. O. Y. Class of the M. E. Church, scheduled today, has been postponed, Mrs. Harry Byard, teacher said.. John Greinert Memorial Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church will meet today at 8 PM in the church. Alex McCaw, president, will be in charge.. Glassport Woodmen's Circle, Grove No. 196, will meet tomorrow at 8 PM in Odd Fellows Hall. Final plans will be made for sending a delegate to the lodges national convention to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, later this month. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1938 --- Conference Is Arranged with RFC Board Member --- Glass Plant Crisis Topic of Meeting Tomorrow in Washington -- Arrangements have been made for a group of Glassport men to meet with Emil Schram, a member of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. board in Washington D.C. tomorrow afternoon, Rep. Samuel A. Weiss said today, as the community pushed its fight to find out what the U.S. Glass Co. intends to do with its Glassport plant and to prevent any move to abandon the factory here.. The Washington conference, arranged by telegram with Sen. Joseph Guffey's secretary, is called for at 2:30 PM. The Glassport group will attempt to find out whether the terms of a recent loan from the RFC to the U. S. Glass Co. have been carried out and whether the RFC can help block any move by company officials to move the plant from the state.. Meeting Here Tonight.. Charles Carlson, member of the board of directors of the glass company, is scheduled to attend a meeting of a committee representing the various groups interested in the plant here, today at 3 PM in the Municipal Building.. Mr. Carlson told Rep. Weiss by telephone from Tiffin, Ohio, yesterday that he would attend the meeting. The main offices of the U. S. Glass Co. are located in Tiffin, having recently been moved there from Pittsburgh.. This change in location of the central office is partly responsible for the widespread believe that the plant here may be moved to the Ohio city.. There's a possibility that the Washington conference may be called off if a satisfactory agreement can be reached at the meeting tonight with Director Carlson, it was learned. Those scheduled to make the trip to Washington at present, Mr. Weiss said, are Abe Darling, Joseph Hornfeck, Burgess Joseph Faix, Mr. Weiss and Thomas and Andrew Granger.. Union Making Study.. Mr. Weiss says he intends to fly to Washington, leaving some time Wednesday. The remaining group will probably leave early Wednesday by train or auto if the conference is carried through.. Alvin Long, president of Local No. 549, one of the two AFL unions in the glass plant here, is in Tiffin today making a study of conditions which might influence glass company officials to move the Glassport plant there.. Mr. Weiss said today that he had made a study of his own in regards to the gas rates in Tiffin and found that they are higher in the Ohio city then they are in Glassport, instead of lower, as claimed by company directors during their conference.. Official representatives of A. F. L. Local No. 2 at tonight's meeting will be Joseph Stabler and Seward Gross. Local No. 549 will be represented by C. Jackson and Leo Messman. A delegation of businessmen and borough officials will also be represented.. May Interest New Firm.. Mr. Weiss said he wrote to a glass company in New York to send an engineer to look over the property of the Glassport plant.. "If the plant here is abandoned," Mr. Weiss said, "we hope to have a purchaser ready to continue operations. We must do everything in our power to see that the plant remains here and in operation.". Company officials continued to deny that they had any intention of moving the plan from Glassport. The exact stand of the company is expected to be revealed at tonight's meeting by Mr. Carlson.. The plant continued in operation today, with the date for the scheduled suspension of operations has announced by company officials has yet undetermined. Mr. Carlson told Rep. Weiss yesterday that lack of finances would force suspension of operations here for a time but did not mention exactly when such a course would be necessary.. Plant employees said that the chances of the plant closing down within the next few days appeared remote. However, directors told Mr. Weiss that suspension could take place this week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs--- Glassport Rotary Club will meet today at 6:15 PM in the Presbyterian Church. President C. J. Milroth will preside.. Borough Park Commission is scheduled to meet today at 3:30 PM in the high school building.. Brotherhood of the Lutheran Church will meet today at 8 PM in the church with David Owens, president, presiding. Harry Reed will be in charge of the lesson.. Girl Scout Troop No. 193 will make today at 7 PM in Third Ward School under the direction of Miss Helen Robinson, Scoutmistress.. Rehearsal for the Children's Day program to be presented Sunday at the Methodist church will be held tomorrow at 2:30 PM in the church under the direction of Miss Helen Robinson.. Reliance Hose Company is scheduled to meet today at 7:30 PM in No. 2 fire hall.. SWOC Auxiliary will meet today at 7:30 PM in Second Ward School.. Community Glee Club, sponsored by the American Legion, will practice today at 8 PM in the Legion headquarters on Monongahela Avenue.. Men's Brotherhood of the Methodist church will meet today at 8 PM in the church with Harold Cole presiding.. J. E. Pater, president of the Glassport Businessman's Association has asked the following members of the organization to attend a meeting in the Municipal Building today at 8 PM to discuss the current glass house crisis:Abe Darling, William Broder, Norman Papernick, Harry Alpern and Myer Alpern. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- Washington Conference Postponed Till June 15 --- Allgood Tells Workers Here That Glass Plant Will Close Tomorrow -- The Washington conference scheduled today between Emil Schram, member of RFC Board and a group interested in a report that Glassport's U. S. Glass plant will be shut down, was postponed until next Wednesday to allow the committee together more data to present.. At a meeting in the Municipal Building last night, called to discuss the current crisis, attended by more than 50 interested citizens, D. M. Allgood, president of the glass company, told Rep. Samuel A. Weiss by phone from Tiffin, Ohio, that: "we're not going to let anyone tell us how to operate our plant.". Wasting Time Company Says.. He told Rep. Weiss that the Glassport plan would be shut down tomorrow and "anything you do won't stop us. You're only wasting your time by attempting to change our original intentions," he said.. "We're in business to make money," he told Mr. Weiss. "We're losing money every month we continue to operate at Glassport and it's for our best interest to close down for a while, and we intend to do so.". Oscar E. Brown, general superintendent of the Glassport plant, and the highest official located at the Glassport plant, would not comment on Mr. Allgood's statement that the plant with close tomorrow. Employees say there is enough work to keep the plant in operation for at least several more days.. Charles Carlson, a member of the glass company board of directors, he told Mr. Weiss that he would attend last night meeting in the Municipal Building, or send a man to represent the firm, failed to appear himself or send anyone else.. Plant Removal Rumored.. Meanwhile, the two local unions in the glass plant here, businessmen and interested citizens are compiling data which will show the comparative advantages of Glassport and Tiffin as locations for a glass plant. Unofficial reports state that the Glassport plant may be moved to Tiffin.. The material will be convinced into a brief to be presented to the RFC at the Washington conference next Wednesday. The report will include a comparison of gas rates, shipping costs, wage scales, freight charges, electric rates and tax rates.. Company officials claim that operating costs are cheaper in Tiffin. The report will attempt to show the advantages of Glassport over the Ohio city. A recent loan made by the RFC to the glass company is expected to give that body the right to investigate the glass company activities.. Mr. Allgood called Rep. Weiss that M. J. Gillooly, president of National Flint Glassworkers Union, knew about plans to shut down the Glassport plant ten months ago and approved the plan.. Telegram Not Answered.. A telegram sent to Mr. Gillooly at Toledo by the Secretary of the local union branch here, Hengust Robinson, asking confirmation of the report, had not been answered at noon today.. Alvin Long, president of Local 549, a miscellaneous glass workers union, returned yesterday from a visit to Tiffin with figures on comperative advantages of the wage scales in Tiffin which will be incorporated in the report prepared for the RFC.. A meeting scheduled for Saturday evening in Mr. Weiss' office in Glassport for representatives of each interested group has been called to collect the data for the RFC report. The exact group to make the Washington trip will not be determined until that time. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- BOXING BOUTS PLANNED HERE --- Park Commission Approves Ninth Street Site -- Amateur boxing bouts will be held in Glassport this summer as the result of permission granted Citizens Hose Company by the Borough Park Commission, at a meeting in the high school last night, to stage the fights on the Ninth Street ball grounds.. Thomas Reynolds and Paul Depolo represented the fire company before the commission The Ninth Street ball field is under the supervision of the park group. The date for staging the first fights has not definitely been set, officials of the hose company said.. The possibility of closing the Ninth Street field following the last football game next fall until the spring of 1940 to permit planting grass, was discussed by the commission. At present, the muddy condition of the field when it rains is one of its chief drawbacks.. Councilman John Heidish, member of the commission, read a report from Borough Engineer Alex Hutchinson, which list of the total cost of the proposed improvements to the field as approximately $8000. This figure would be reduced to $4000 if WPA labor was used, the report showed.. A special meeting of the group will probably be called within ten days for members to view the field to help decide whether or not to close it for the grass planting project. Members attending last night's meeting were William Hutton, Roy Hickes, Michael Gavola and Joseph Cox. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- TWO STORES ROBBED HERE --- Small Sum of Cash, Cake and Cigarettes Taken -- Two Glassport stores were entered last night, a small amount of change being taken from the cash register in each place, as well as cigarettes and a large fruit cake. It is believed the same party is responsible for both robberies, the stolen fruit cake being found in the front of the other store entered.. Owners of the store are Michael Polonchuk, of 539 Delaware Avenue and Joseph Kilarski, of 543 Indiana Avenue. At the Polonchuk store, the plate window in the front door was broken and the door opened.. A few pennies were taken from the cash register, Mrs. Polonchuk said. The night light was turned off and a door at the stairs to the second floor was closed. No merchandise was taken, she said.. At the Kilarski store, entrance was gained through a window in the front after the glass had been broken. About 70 cents was taken from the cash register and 10 packs of cigarettes in addition to the fruit cake.. The exact time of the robberies was not definitely determined, but it was believed to be between 1 and 5 AM. The thefts were not discovered until the owners opened their stores this morning. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- (Advertisement) STAR THEATER --- Glassport -- LAST SHOWING TODAY -- Wyn Cahoon in "WOMEN IN PRISON" SHORT AND NEWS. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- DEMOCRATS TO FETE WOMEN AT BANQUET --- Party Organization Plans Dinner at Plant Here Tomorrow -- Wives of Democratic borough officials, party workers, members of the health board and park commission will be feted at a dinner in Copperweld Steel Co. dining room tomorrow at 7 PM. Only women will attend the affair, Joseph Witkowski, chairman of the borough Democratic organization, sponsors said.. Mrs. Joseph Faix, wife of the Burgess, is scheduled to preside at the dinner in the absence of Mrs. Joseph Hornfeck, Vice Chairman of the borough Democratic organization, who will be unable to attend.. Committee in charge includes Mrs. Mary Nemac, Mrs. Pearl Campbell, Miss Hilda Hof, Mrs. Henry Wible, Mrs. Mary Novak, Mrs. Ralph Mularski, Mrs. Helen Borucki and Mrs. Hornfeck. The affair, originally scheduled tonight, was postponed one day. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1938 --- PLAY PROGRAM AID PROMISED --- SWOC Auxiliary to Support Added Recreation Here -- SWOC Auxiliary here pledged support to a move by Glassport Mothers Club, announced several days ago, to help provide additional recreational centers in the borough, at a meeting in Second Ward School last night.. Mrs. Agnes Magorski and Mrs. Margaret Antico were named on a committee to contact Mothers Club officers in an attempt to work out a joint program. Auxiliary members said that the loan recreational project sponsored by WPA in Otto was not sufficient to care for the play needs of the borough.. Final arrangements were made for the new president of the auxilary, Mrs. Joseph Zebak, and her staff of officers to be officially installed Sunday at 8 PM in the Eagles Hall. Frank Roberts, president of Local No. 1407 will do the installing.. Lunch following the installation meeting will be in charge of Mrs. Peter Wible Jr., Mrs. Rose Mash, Mrs. Clara Mosa, and Mrs. Antico. Members can bring their husbands to the affair and one woman guest. Mrs. Antico will retire from her present position as president of the organization. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- RITES ARE SET AT ST. VINCENT --- 3 District Men to Receive Holy Orders -- Three district men will be among 50 upon whom holy orders will be conferred at ordination ceremonies in the Archabbey of St. Vincent at Latrobe Sunday morning, it was announced today.. Daniel A. Gearing and John J. Thomas, both of Glassport, will be among those ordained. Francis A. Majda, of McKeesport, will be among those receiving subdeaconship awards.. Others to be ordained include Sylvester F Csoroski and Francis S. Lizik, of Homestead. The Most Rev. Hugh C. Boyle, Bishop of the Pittsburgh diocese, will officiate at the ceremony. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- Glass Plant Tank 'Tapped' As Operations Cease Here --- 200 Thrown out of Work As Allgood Orders Factory Closed Indefinitely -- Two hundred employees of U.S. Glass Co. plant in Glassport did not report for work this morning and a handful of men "tapped" the main 250-ton tank containing molten glass, preparatory to closing down the plant for an indefinite period.. Reports from D. M. Allgood, president of the company, that operations would suspend today were confirmed when pressers, glass makers, machine operators, machine pressers in the majority of miscellaneous workers were told yesterday by Oscar Brown, general superintendent that they need not report for today.. Shutdown Held Necessary.. Company officials claim that shutdown was necessary to make the needed repairs and because of poor business conditions, which is resulting in loss of money every month the plant here was in operation, they said.. The tons of molten glass poured from the tank into an artificial resevoir in the rear of the plant while workmen stood by playing a continous stream of water on nearby buildings to prevent any fires from the hot glass. The work proceeded in an orderly manner with no attempt by employees to prevent the "tapping." Although the huge tank is drained periodically suspension of operations averaging two months from the time it is drained, considerable significance is attached to the action at this time by employees and interest citizens, as a result of unofficial reports that the plant here will be abandoned.. Still Denying Removal.. Officials of the plant would not say how long it would be closed and continued to deny any reports that the plant would be abandoned and move from the state.. Rep. Samuel Weiss, who has taken an active interest in the affairs leading up to the closing of operations, said today that "drastic action" would be taken if indications show that the plant here will not be re-opened.. In answer to the telegram sent by the Glassworkers Local No. 2, represented of employees of the last plant here to M. J. Gillooly, president of the union, resides in Toledo, Ohio, asking confirmation of the statement made by President Allgood that Mr. Gillooly knew of the closing of the Glassport plant months ago and approved the action, the following answer was received from Mr. Gillooly: The writer knew nothing of the closing of the plant in Glassport until advised Monday morning, June 5. We cannot interpose objections to the closing of any plant its business conditions do not justify its operations.. It is my information that the Glassport plant is closing temporarily due to lack of business, the same reason other factories are closing down and men are being laid off.. Trip to Capital Planned.. The next step by local unions, Borough officials and businessmen is an attempt revamp any possible action to abandon the Glassport plant, will be a trip to Washington Wednesday for a conference with Emil Schram, member of RFC Board.. A brief will be presented to the board showing the comparison of the Glassport and Tiffin, Ohio, as sites for a glass factory. The report includes comparison of wage and freight rates, cost of raw materials and gas and electric costs. A meeting in Mr. Weiss' Glassport office scheduled Saturday has been called to collect materials for the brief. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- 13 TO ATTEND ANNUAL MEET --- Woodmen Circle Group Here Names Delegates -- Thirteen members of Glassport Woodmen's Circle, Grove No. 196, will join with representatives of district circles at the national convention of the lodge to be held at Louisville Ky., June 14, 15 and 16.. Glassport group, headed by Mrs. Mary Andrews, president, will leave Sunday at 1:30 PM from Penn McKee Hotel, McKeesport. Delegations from the following district communities are expected to make the trip by chartered bus with the borough delegates: Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh, McKees Rocks and McKeesport.. Glassport circle will be in charge of memorial services for Mrs.Itasca Young, former state president, to be held at the convention. A bronze plaque has been purchased by the group here to be presented to the Woodmen's Home in Sheridan, Texas, in honor of Mrs. Young.. Members of the Glassport circle expected to make the trip include, in addition to Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Elizabeth Matey, Mrs. Mary Christian, Mrs. Mary DeSculio, Mrs. Mary Sudy, Mrs. Mary Michalovitz, Mrs. Margaret Campbell, Miss Ethel Andrews, Miss Anna Grace Kaufman, Miss Matilda Thomas, Miss Mercedes Billy, Miss Jean Karr and Miss Helen Thomas. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- CHURCH PLANS FOR PAGEANT --- Children's Day Program Set for Sunday -- A pageant, "God Speaks in Everything," will be presented at the Methodist church here Sunday at 10:30 AM in observance of Children's Day. There will be no regular morning sermon, the Rev. Ronald Moseley, pastor, said today.. Miss Helen Robinson is in charge of the pageant. Miss Leona Feick is arranging declarations and Mrs.O. Kirmeyer is in charge of the music Thirty-seven children of the Sunday school will take part in the performance.. Those taking part will be Sally Watson, Douglas Knox, Kathryn Burchell, Lillian Robinson, Shirley Feick, Dorothy Kass, William Carveth, Grover Gilchrist, Robert Mellor, George Pforsich, Shirley Knox, Richard Snyder, Owen Barnes, Albert Wilkes, Lois Mellor, John Elmer Gilchrist, Rebecca King, Oliver Dudley, Lois Garland, Donald Nelson, Geraldine Byard, Anna Jean Carnock, Norman Jean Adams, Kathryn Garner, Arlene Davis, Elinor Book, Betty Salvador, Jean Pforsich, Dora Burchell, Doris Dudley, Emagene Bissett, Janet Thompson and Shirley Granger.. The following will give individual recitations in addition to the pageant: Robert Mellor, Arlene Davis, Glen Lust and George Smith. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- Auxiliary to Elect --- Annual election of officers will take place at a meeting of the Legion Auxiliary today at 8 PM in Legion Hall. Present officers will continue their duties until installation service in October, Mrs. Emery Ducay, president, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- CREDIT UNION IS ORGANIZED --- Campea Named President of Copperweld Group -- William Campea was named president of the board of directors following the organization meeting of Copperweld Federal Credit Union 2796 last night.. Charles Foster, national representative of Pittsburgh, acted as temporary chairman for the session and outlined the plan for the union.. The board officers were named at a meeting that followed the organization session. George Lewis is the vice president; Michael Shyosky, treasurer; and Joseph Faix, clerk. Other board members selected by the Copperweld group include William Dzurko, Hugh McCuskerand Fred Clague.. Members of the credit committee named when the board was chosen are William Bradley, Ralph Turney, William Furst, Alex Kerr and Earl Dudley. On the supervisory committee are Nicholas Suidela, F. Leib and C. C. VanDusen. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs --- Baraca Class of the Baptist Church will meet today at 8 PM at the home of Walter Laughlin, of 429 Ohio Avenue. James F. Chisholm Sr., president, will preside.. Glassport Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 147 will meet today at 7:30 PM in the Lodge home. Abe Darling, noble grand, will preside.. Glassport Democratic organization will fete wivesemployees, workers and officials at a dinner today at 7 PM at Copperweld plant restaurant. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1938 --- CARNIVALS RULED OUT --- Borough Ban Is Decreed by Unanimous Vote of Council -- Carnivals will be banned from Glassport in the future, it was decided by Borough Council last night. The motion asking that this type of entertainment be abolished here was made by David Herlehy, following appearance of a carnival troupe on the Ninth Street filled recently.. Two resolutions were passed by the borough governing body. One named the Bank of Glassport as official depository and requested Tax Collector Joseph Witkowski deposit all money received from taxes immediately The School Board passed a similar resolution at its last meeting.. May Sell Property.. A motion by Mr. Herlehy asking solicitor Weiss to make a study of all available property owned by the borough, for the purpose of selling those lots not present serving any particular purpose that might be used for building, was passed by the solons.. Mr. Herlehy also suggested that a joint meeting be called with the School Board to discuss selling a portion of the Ninth Street field, owned jointly by the borough and the School Board. No time was set for the meeting.. Water Plant Discussed.. Martin J. Kantorczk asked Council to attempt to extend water and gas lines to the borough line in the hill district. The matter was referred to Solicitor Weiss. Council discussed the possibilities of establishing its own municipal water system, but no action was taken.. Councilmen Pforsich, Reed and Hornfeck were named to attend a meeting on Thursday at 3:30 PM at the People's bank building, McKeesport, along with other district officials, to discuss a plan suggested by McKeesport Hospital for group hospitalization.. Stop Signs Delayed.. Thomas Reed, chairman of the police committee, reported material ordered to place stop signs on Ohio and Vermont Avenue had not arrived and the change would be put into effect as soon as materials come through.. Solicitor Weiss reported that the purchaser had not yet been obtained for the coke works property, which the borough plans to sell for back taxes. Possibilities of selling the property at a profit at this time appear remote, Mr. Weiss said.. Treasurer's report showed a balance of $235.91 in the general fund on June 1. Total receipts from January 1 to June 1 were $24,072.22 as compared with expenditures listed at $23,836.31. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1938 --- Glassport Briefs --- A delegation from Duquesne Retail Merchants Association is expected to meet with Glassport Businessman's Association, today at 8 PM in the Municipal Building. J. E. Pater, president of the Glassport organization will be in charge.. Golden Hour Class of the Methodist church will meet today at 8 PM in the home of the president Mrs. Washington Nipps of Third Street.. Meetings of the Philo Christo Class of the Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church Council, scheduled today, have been postponed.. Community Glee Club, sponsored by the American Legion, will meet today at 8 PM in Legion Hall under the direction of Earl Deremer.. William Kearney is in charge of the program for a meeting of the Rotary Club schedule today at 5:15 PM in the Presbyterian Church. A special intra-club feature is being arranged Kearney said with no time scheduled. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1938 --- MRS. KASS WINS 10-5 --- Defeats Mrs. Hornfeck as Party Vice Chairman; Witkowski Retained -- Mrs. Irene Kass was elected by Borough Democratic committeemen and women last night to succeed Mrs. Margaret Hornfeck as Vice Chairman of the party's organization in Glassport Mrs. Kass received ten votes to five for Mrs. Hornfeck. One committee man, Jack Hester, First Ward, was absent.. L. H. Jackson was unanimously named as secretary. He succeeds Joseph Gribschaw. Joseph Witkowski, chairman of the organization here for the past six years, was reelected and Burgess Joseph Faix Sr. was retained as treasurer. Vice chairman was the only position for which there was more than one nominee.. Serve for Two Years.. All officers will serve for two years. The elections were held in the present Democratic headquarters, 9th Street and Ohio Avenue. The party will occupy 632 Monongahela Avenue as its new headquarters sometime next week, Chairman Witkowski said.. The 15 committeemen and women who voted last night and the election district they represent are: First Ward, Mrs. Mary Nemec; Second Ward, First District, Thomas Reed and Miss Helda Hof; Second District, L. H. Jackson and Mrs. Pearl Campbell; Third District, John Oreynakand Mrs. Mary E. Novak and Fourth District, Stanley Tyskiewicz and Mrs. Alice Wible.. Third Ward -- First District, Mrs. Margaret Hornfeck and Joseph Gribschaw; Second District, Mrs. Stella Mularski and George Dobos Jr., and Third District, Stephen Marcus and Mrs. Helen Borucki. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1938 --- PITT HONORS '38 GRADUATE --- 4-Year Scholarship is Won by Miss Frobouck -- Mildred Frobouck, valedictorian of Glassport High School's 1938 graduating class and daughter of Steven Trbojevic, was named today as recipient of a four-year scholarship to University of Pittsburg. She will enter the University in the fall.. She will receive $150 a year, or half tuition, provided she maintains a certain scholastic average. She expects to commute to school, living at her home, 200 Monongahela Avenue, Otto.. Miss Frobouck was a member of the school debating team as a high school undergraduate, activities chairman of the senior class and corresponding secretary of Student Council. She maintained an A average in her studies during her high school career. Miss Frobouck receive the award as a result of an interview given seven members of the class of 1938 last week by J. G. Quick, of the University of Pittsburgh. The University gives one scholarship for every 100 graduates in schools throughout the county. Eugene Truxell received the scholarship last year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1938 --- YOUNG PRIEST TO SING MASS --- Former Glassport Resident Is Ordained -- The Rev. Constantine Francis Wolotkiewicz, formerly of Glassport who was ordained a priest of the Catholic Foreign Missionary Society of America, at Maryknoll, N. Y., yesterday, will see his first solemn mass in Holy Cross Church here, on Sunday, at 11 AM.. He will lead in late July for war-torn China, at Kweilin, where he has a foreign mission assignment. He is the son of C. Wolotkiewicz of 526 Indiana Avenue. The Rev. Mr. Wolotkiewicz was a member of a class of 19 ordained as priests by the most Rev. Stephen J. Donahue, auxiliary bishop, of New York.. Also taking part in the service here Sunday will be the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, pastor; the Rev. B. Ejchost, archpriest; the Rev. C. F. Golon, deacon; the Rev. S. J. Walczak, sub-deacon, all of St. Columbans Seminary, Nebraska. A sermon will be preached by a Franciscan Father from Ben Avon.. The Rev. Mr. Wolotkiewicz was born in Glassport, where he attended the Holy Cross School He spent three years at McKeesport High School followed by two years at Carnegie Tech. Following employment in Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, he began studying for the priesthood in 1928. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 16, 1938 --- GLASS FIRM FACES PROBE --- RFC to Investigate Concern, Glassport Delegation Told at Capitol -- The Reconstruction Finance Corp. will make a thorough investigation of U. S. Glass Co. activities on the basis of a recent loan granted the company, a Glassport delegation was told by an RFC official in Washington yesterday.. The investigation was asked by the delegation as a part of a citizens' drive to keep the company's plant which was shutdown indefinitely a week ago amidst rumors that it would be moved from the borough to Tiffin, O.. Action Indefinite.. What action the RFC will take if the conditions of the loan were found violated was not revealed although, Emit Schram, the official who met the delegation, indicated that the power of the RFC is limited in dictating policies of a private company even though a loan has been made.. State Rep. Samuel A. Weiss acted as spokesman for the 16 members of the delegation and presented a brief to Mr. Schram, which attempted to show that the glass company has not used the 'recent RFC loan to improve the Glassport plant, one of the alleged conditions of the loan.. Mr. Schram told the delegation that "We don't loan corporations money to pay back debt. The funds are provided primarily to create work and modernize plants." . Accomplished Purpose.. The conference accomplished what the delegation sought -- a promise from the RFC to investigate the glass company activities.. The brief presented to the RFC concludes with this statement: "Realising our rights are extremely limited in this matter, also realizing that the U. S. Government is interested in the purpose and objectives of this loan, we hereby plead with the RFC to compel the U. S. Glass Co. to comply with the statements made in its application for a loan with your agency. If this is done and a thorough investigation made, the committee will feel satisfied that justice has been done." Mr. Weiss said he believed the report from the RFC would be available in about a week. A conference with Congressman James L. Quinn preceded the meeting with Mr. Schram.. Included Employees.. Members of the delegation included in addition to Mr. Weiss, the following men who have worked in the Glassport plant: Thomas Granger, Seward Gross, Hengust Robinson, Leo Messman, Andrew Basch, Alvin Long, Carlo Jackson, and Frank and Harry Rommel. The Glassport Board of Trade was represented by L. H. Jackson and William King and the borough by Council President Joseph Hornfeck and Burgess Joseph Faix. Robert and Charles Hornfeck, residents of Glassport, and brothers of the Council president also accompanied the group. The glass plant is the borough's oldest industry. It was established in 1894. Between 200 and 300 men were employed before the plant closed done last Thursday for an indefinite period. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 17, 1938, page 24 School Board Guaranteed Glass Company Back Taxes Glassport School Board will receive 100 percent collection on all back taxes due from U. S. Glass Co. for its Glassport property, totaling more than $30,000, it was learned today from a reliable source. Guarantee of payment was made by the Reconstruction Finance Corp. from funds set aside for payment of taxes in a recent loan made by the RFC to the glass company. The promise for payment in full was made in a letter to the School Board, received today from the RFC. Taxes Withheld From Loan Approximately $70,000 of a reported loan of $800,000 made to the glass company has been set aside for payment of taxes and has not yet been paid to the glass company, the RFC letter stated. Money owed the School Board will be paid directly to the board if the glass company becomes delinquent in current taxes. If current taxes are paid in full, the glass company will receive the money from the RFC for back taxes, with certain stipulations making it mandatory that they pay the School Board the amount due, the letter says. Payment of back taxes will be made in 20 percent installments over a period of five years until the total amount is paid. The installment plan of payment is provided in a recent state law. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

June 17, 1938, page 24 Sidewalk Job Is Set Final approval of Glassport's WPA sidewalk project was received yesterday, John Kollar, chairman of the borough street committee announced and work will start as soon as WPA funds for the work are allotted. John Gelfet, WPA supervisor for this district, told Mr. Kollar that the necessary funds would be available within a few days and asked the borough to get contracts from all residents desiring to build sidewalks under the project as soon as possible. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

June 27, 1938 --- POLICE CHANGE TRAFFIC SIGNS --- Arrests Follow Alterations in Borough Code --- A number of arrests followed several radical changes in the borough's traffic regulations put into effect Saturday, Chief Clarence Urbanski said today. Prosecution will continue until car owners were to obey the new signs, he said.. In addition to Ohio Ave. from Third to Ninth St., stop signs have been placed at the following intersections: Vermont Ave. and Ninth St., on Vermont Ave.; on Indiana Ave. at Ninth St.; on Vermont Ave. at Broadway and on Indiana Ave. at Broadway.. Speeders on the numbered streets running up the hill, formerly stop streets, will be arrested for reckless driving, Chief Urbanski said. Residents are asked to come to a complete stop at each stop sign and to avoid parking within 30 feet of the new signs Arrests are being made on each count.. New no-parking signs have been placed on Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave. on the side in front of the Municipal Bldg., respectively. This is expected to give the fire truck and the police car more room. No parking signs have also been placed on west side of Allegheny Ave. from Sixth to Seventh Sts. All changes were completed Saturday.. Residents of Ohio Ave. Are asked to park with traffic. This regulation will be strictly enforced, the chief said. The changes on Ohio Ave. are expected to give Monongahela Ave. most of the through traffic which formerly used Ohio Ave.. The work was under the direction of Thomas Reed, chairman of the police committee, Burgess Joseph Faix and Police Chief Urbanski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 27, 1938 --- Special Music Is Arranged For Baptist Class Meeting --- Mrs. Lillian Derflinger will be in charge of devotions at a meeting of the E. M. O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church, scheduled tomorrow at 8 PM at the home of Mrs. Frank Edge, of 906 Romine Ave., McKeesport.. Lunch will be served by Mrs. Maude Davis, Mrs. Fred Roberts, Mrs. Maggie Thomas and Mrs. Edge. Special music will be signed by Mrs. Laura Edding, Mrs. Ada Phillips and Mrs. Thomas. The latter will preside in the absence of the president and vice president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 27, 1938 --- VERMONT GETS 20 MORE MEN --- Complete WPA Surfacing Job in 6 Weeks, Tacik Says --- Twenty new man began working on Vermont Ave. today as the borough sought complete a WPA project calling for grading and surfacing of the street from Wall St. to Broadway, as soon as possible. The work had been moving slowly until plans calling for a 12-inch sewer line in the middle of the street were completed. Council, at a special session Friday, abandoned the old sewer project for a plan calling for an 8-inch line under the site of a proposed sidewalk on the east side of the street.. Frank L. Tacik, borough street commissioner, gave orders for the work to be rushed through as soon as possible. A stone base will be followed by an asphaltic top, he said. Curbing and grading is taking place at present. In addition to the new crew which will work at the Broadway end, 25 men are working at the Wall St. end.. Mr. Tacik said the surfacing of Vermont would be completed in about six weeks. Work on the new sewer will probably not get underway for several months, pending final approval of a WPA application made only last week, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 27, 1938 --- Name Aides Tonight --- Committees for a Jewish community picnic to be held July 24 at Delwood Park, will be named today at a meeting of the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society in the auditorium of the synagogue at the 30 p.m. Mrs. Milton Snyder, president, will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 2, 1938 Citizenship Pushed Here Club to Give Assistance To Aliens A drive to make American citizens of a number of unnaturalized residents here among the Polish, will be launched at a meeting of the Polish-American Political Club tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Polish Falcon Hall, it was announced today by President Frank Tacik. The drive will begin with a survey of the Polish groups to determine the number of aliens, Mr. Tacik said. The work will be under the direction of Nicholas Suldyla, John Kwolek and MR. Tacik. The work of the club will consist chiefly of supplying information and assistance for those desiring to become citizens. Several members of the club will be trained in the fundamentals of acquiring citizenship and will be available for personal conferences with those needing help in this field. "Citizenship is an essential and necessary trait in order to derive the most benefit from the opportunities offered in this country," Mr. Tacik said. "We hope to impress the fact upon those who have not become citizens, and to help them a achieve greater success in their adopted country." Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 5, 1938 Page 5 (Excerpt of this may be in the Center's newsletter) Glassport Residents Observe Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. P.S. McMullen, of 300 Summitt Ave., Glassport, who came to Glassport just 40 years ago, observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary yesterday at a family dinner and open house. Although the McMullens were married July 5, 1888, they decided to celebrate their anniversary and the holiday at the same time with their children and grandchildren. Mr. McMullen has had a large part in the development of Glassport for he was the borough engineer for 30 years. Employed by the glass firm, Mr. McMullen had charge of laying out and paving streets and putting in sewers, serving as the first engineer here. In addition to laying out the streets, Mr. McMullen designed many of the buildings in Glassport. He planned the First Ward School, the Junior-Senior High School, built in 1929, and other buildings. He helped to organize the First Presbyterian Church and is a charter member. He is now the oldest elder in the church. The McMullens have three children, Mrs. R. N. Hipple and Paul G. McMullen of Glassport, and Mrs. D.B. Forsythe, of Beaver Falls. There are four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. McMullen is 78 years old and his wife is 73. They were married in Apollo and then went to Vandergrift, coming to Glassport 10 years after their marriage. There was a family dinner at the McMullen home and more than 40 persons stopped during the day to congratulate the couple. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 6, 1938 Page 1 Glassport Plant Reopening Soon; RFC Loan Asked $400,000 Sought by Company for 'Business Purposes' Plans to reopen the U.S. Glass Co. plant at Glassport as one result of the federal Government's new "spend-lend" recovery program were reported under way today. The company has applied for a Reconstruction Finance Corp. loan of about $400,000 "for business purposes," an official said today. Part of this fund would be used for repair work at the Glassport plant, it was reported. Plan for Reopening Plans to reopen the plant, which has been closed since June 9, were revealed by the company officials, although no definite date for resumption of work was given. "The company plans to reopen the Glassport plant, now temporarily closed," the official stated. "If our present application with the RFC is approved, part of that money will go toward improvements at the Glassport plant. "When work will be resumed, I don't know. The date for reopening the plant is up to the company officials at Tiffin, O." Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 11, 1938 Page 7 Alien Check Report Made Survey Results Show Many Seek Citizenship A survey of the number of aliens in Glassport, conducted by the Polish American Political Club, has revealed that there are many non-citizens living here who desire to become citizens and are seeking information relative to filing citizenship papers, it was reported at a committee meeting yesterday. Frank L. Tacik, chairman of the committee of the club making the survey, announced that aliens in Glassport have responded to the proposed project of the club in educating them on the proper procedure in becoming United States citizens. The Polish American Club plans to distribute educational matter. The survey conducted to determine the number of aliens living in Glassport has not yet been completed. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 12, 1938 Borough Councils to Meet To Set Plans for New Road Definite steps toward the planning of the proposed Liberty Borough-Port Vue-Glassport Road were taken last night at a meeting of Borough Council when it was decided to arrange a meeting of the Councilmanic groups of the three communities to discuss preliminary steps toward construction of the road. Glassport Council will invite the Councils of the two other communities to a joint meeting Saturday night in the office of Borough Solicitor Samuel A Weiss. First step to be taken by the councils will be to decide on one engineer to make a survey of the proposed road, rather than to have the several borough engineers conduct individual surveys. Solicitor Weiss explained that after the preliminary survey is taken, the Councils will apply for a WPA project for the construction of the road and for county aid to the County Commissioners. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 18, 1938 Page 11 Council Views Sites Tonight Members of Glassport Council and Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss will view sites for a proposed swimming pool to be erected in the borough tonight, accompanied by Karl P. Weber, an Allegheny County architect. The group will meet at the Municipal Bldg. at 7 p.m. Mr. Weber, who designed North Park pool and several Pittsburgh pools attended a special meeting of Council on Friday and explained that the location would be an important factor in determining the cost of construction. He said that a pool for Glassport should be approximately 70x165 feet and would probably cost between $100,000 and $150,000. Council has taken no definite action to date in approving such a project here. Several plans suggested by Solicitor Weiss for government aid for the project are being considered. The group is expected to look at Pacific Ave. and Summit St., Ninth St. ball grounds, vacant land above the high school and other land in the hill section. No definite decision on a site is expected following tonight' session. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1938 Page 12 (Filonena is the spelling in the paper) Glassport Priest Assigned to McKeesport Church The Rev. John J. Thomas, of 321 Monongahela Ave., recently ordained Catholic priest, preached his first sermon yesterday at St. Perpetua's Church, McKeesport, where he has been appointed assistant priest under the Rev. Peter A. Rossi. The young Glassport priest is the son of Mrs. Filonena Thomas Ferrando, of Glassport. He was graduated from St. Vincent's High School in Latrobe in 1930. He was ordained June 12 of this year at St. Vincent's Seminary also in Latrobe, and sang his first solemn high mass in St. Cecelia Church here under the direction of the Rev. W.A. O'Hara, pastor of the church. The Rev. Father Thomas is one of three Glassport priests to be ordained in the last few months. The other two are the Rev. Daniel A Gearing of 509 Ohio Ave., who has not yet been given an assignment, and the Rev. Constantine Wolotkiewicz, of 526 Indiana., who left last week for an assignment in China. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1938 Page 5 No Difficulty In P.O. Change Otto-McKeesport on Letters Means Day Delay Little confusion or difficulty has arisen as the result of the addition of the borough's First Ward to the Glassport postal district on Monday, it was announced today by Postmaster William P. Kohler. It was believed that some confusion might arise as the result of duplication of numbers on Monongahela Ave., in Otto and the rest of the borough. Mr. Kohler said all letters to the First ward should use Otto-Glassport as the address to insure prompt deliver. First Ward residents are asked to notify their correspondents of their change in address from Otto-McKeesport to Otto-Glassport. Mail addressed to the former address, used before Otto became a part of the Glassport Postoffice system, is still coming into the McKeesport Postoffice, Alex Rankin, McKeesport postmaster, said today. Mail for residents of Otto incorrectly addressed to McKeesport faces a full day delay, Mr. Rankin said. The mail is sent over to Glassport on the afternoon Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad which arrives too late for the afternoon delivery in Glassport. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1938 Page 5 Kindergarten Petition Set Residents of Glassport with children of Kindergarten age may sign a petition in the principal's office in the high school building bro 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. any weekday as the first step in organizing two kindergartens in borough schools this fall. The petition was prepared by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser following a motion passed at a meeting of the school board on Monday approving of kindergartens in the Second and Third Ward buildings. The petition must be signed by 25 residents before the two kindergartens may be established according to state school law, Mr. Naser said. Children must be five years of age on or before Feb. 1 in order to take advantage of the new grades this fall. Residents of Otto, the borough's First Ward, may have the privilege of choosing either Second or Third Ward buildings to send their children of kindergarten age, Mr. Naser said. Because of the crowded condition in the First Ward School, with two grades in each room with only two teachers, it was not deemed advisable to start a kindergarten in that building, Mr. Naser said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1938 Glassport - WPA Sewing Rates High Glassport's WPA sewing project in Third Ward School, two years old next month, is second highest in Allegheny County in quality of work turned out,... The 9330 garments turned out by the borough project since its beginning have maintained a high quality, a WPA official told Mrs. Pauline Hutton, supervisor on the project. Source McKeesport Heritage Center. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1938 Page 9 WPA Sewing Rates High Glassport's WPA sewing project in Third Ward School, two years old next month, is second highest in Allegheny County in quality of work turned out, it was announced today by county WPA headquarters in Pittsburgh. The 9330 garments turned out by the borough project since its beginning have maintained a high quality, a WPA official told Mrs. Pauline Hutton, supervisor on the project. A total of 17,286 yards of material has been used since the project began. Space for only three or four more women remain, Mrs. Hutton said. Twenty-one women are employed at present, an increase of six over the number employed at the beginning of the summer. Each woman has a sewing machine and adequate facilities to do first class work, she said. Rate of turnover is very high among the workers, Mrs. Hutton said. Only one of the original group of women who started with the project almost two years ago remains today, she said. The finished products are turned over to the borough and are distributed by Council and Secretary John Hester. Quilts were made during the winter months, Mrs. Hutton said. Women's' and children's clothing are the only articles made at present. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 22, 1938 Page 7 Honor Given Local Woman Mrs. Emery Ducay, president of Glassport American Legion Auxiliary, has been elected one of the 15 delegates from Pennsylvania to represent the Auxiliary at the national Legion convention scheduled for Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 19-22, it was revealed today. Mrs. Ducay was elected at the annual state Legion convention held last week at Scranton, it was learned when two of the six local representatives at the convention returned over the week-end. Mrs. Ducay said she plans to attend the convention probably in the company of two other Auxiliary delegates from this district, one from East Pittsburgh and the other from Charleroi. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1938 Page 12 McKeesport Man Elected To Fill Teaching Vacancy Kalman M. Vozar, of McKeesport, was elected by Glassport School Board last night to teach in the high school commercial department at a salary of $1200 a year. Vozar, named to replace Miss Pearl Garen, who handed in her resignation a few days ago to accept a teaching position in Philadelphia, is a graduate of McKeesport High School and Indiana State Teachers College. He has had no experience beyond student teaching in Punxsutawney while still an undergraduate. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1938 2 New Kindergartens Operating Smoothly Glassport's two new kindergartens, established this year in the Second and Third Ward Schools, are running smoothly after two weeks of school, Melvin J. Naser, Supervising Principal, said today. There has been a slight turnover in pupils, with some leaving and new ones coming in. The total at present for the two schools is 57. This is approximately the number that enrolled at the beginning of school. Two pianos and victrola records are needed for the two grades, Mr. Naser said. Residents of the community who can donate one or more of these articles for use in these grades can contact Mr. Naser in the high school building. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 18, 1938, Page 9 Instructor Starts Building H. S. Band Duda Will be Here Mondays to Give Students Assistance Glassport public school's new band instructor, Stanley R. Duda, of Pittsburgh, was on duty at the high school today for the first time, giving instructions in band instruments to students in grade 4 or higher. Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser urged parents to secure instruments for their children in order to take advantage of the free instruction. The school has virtually no instruments of its own which it is able to lend students although steps are being taken by the School Board to increase school-owned band equipment. Duda, who replaces Henry Smith, instructor here before he took a full-time position in Ohio, will be at the high school every Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new instructor, experienced as a teacher in the Pittsburgh public schools, will receive eight dollars a day. The School Board expects part of the salary to be paid by the state. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 4, 1938, page 8 Lowest of Ten Bids Gets Contract for School Coal Coal contract for Glassport schools was awarded to Ernest Smith, of Glassport, last night by the School Board at his low bid of $2.48 a ton. More than an hour was taken by the board to discuss the ten bids received, ranging as high as $3.15 a ton, before Smith was awarded the contract. Five bids were received for removing ashes for the school year ranging from four cents a bushel to $1.50 a ton. All bids were rejected and new bids will be received at the next meeting. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1938, page 9 School Set For Opening WPA Classes Begin Here Tomorrow Heavy demands for typewriting and shorthand in a proposed WPA -sponsored adult evening school scheduled to start today in the high school have resulted in a last-minute revision of the schedule, Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser announced. Subjects selected by the 178 registered include typewriting, 162; stenography, 150; English, 40; arithmetic, nine; civics, five and art, 35. The heavy demand for the commercial subjects will make it necessary to have four classes an evening instead of three if all are to be accommodated, Mr. Naser said. The three teachers secured for Glassport by P. S. Gleason, assistant director of WPA adult education in Allegheny County are Mrs. Grace Black, who will teach typing; Mrs. Nellie Miller, English and shorthand and Miss Louise Housaman, art. The arithmetic and civics classes may be abandoned it was indicated. School supplies will be used as much s possible in the tuition-free classes open to residents of the borough, 18 or over. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 21, 1938, page 28 Boat Planned By Sea Scouts Troop Here May Launch Own Craft Plans were discussed for building a 24-foot boat at a meeting of Glassport Sea Scout troop, last night in Third Ward School. If the plan is carried through, it will probably be built in Glassport and used in the Monongahela River for instructions and training, next summer. Three new members were taken into the troop last night, raising the membership of the new organization to 16. Twe3lve members were present at the third meeting of the group, begun this fall by the local Rotary Club. The three new members are Donald McMullen, Walter Quering and John Kakayko. John Mawritz, first mate, explained the use and construction of a wherry, and Second Mate George Volk spoke on "The Oar." Charles Washburn, skipper, was in charge of the meeting. Scouts taking part in the meeting included George Hura, officer of the deck; Harry Reed, crew leader; Arthur Franklin and John Kakayko, side and color boys, and Andrew Kraynak, watch. Next week, Harry Reed will be officer of the deck, and Russell Jones will be crew leader. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1938, page 9 Lodge Plans 2-Story Hall Odd Fellows' Building to Have Stone Front A two-story building with a stone front is being planned for the new Glassport Odd Fellows home, it was revealed at a session of the lodge's building committee last night in the present headquarters on Monongahela Ave. Plans for the new structure call for a raised cellar, to include recreation rooms with facilities for bowling alleys, pin-pong and other activities, Harley Howard, chairman of the building committee said. First floor plan calls for large social hall to be rented to outside groups for dances and other gatherings. A kitchen is also expected on the first floor, with facilities to serve a dinner to a large crowd if necessary. Second floor will have the lodge room and club rooms for members only, Mr. Howard said. Plans for raising additional funds was the chief point of discussion at last night's session. A card party on Dec. 13 in the present hall on Dec. 13 in the present hall is being planned as one money-raising feature, it was announced. Site for the new building has been tentatively selected and will be announced as soon as negotiations have been completed for purchasing the property. Architect plans for the new hall are being drawn up and will be completed shortly. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 14, 1938, page12 Plant Gives Fund $4,250 Copperweld Expected to Exceed Borough Goal The $4,250 contributed by Copperweld Steel Co. to the current Community Fund is an increase of $500 over the amount given by the company last year; it was announced today by Robert J. Frank, in charge of the fund drive at the plant. An organized drive for contributions from workers is under way and first report is expected at the end of the week. Borough Quota $11,300 Last year the amount be given by workers and the plant amounted to $16,551.07. An attempt will be made to exceed this figure, Mr. Frank said. Copperweld's contribution last year was one of the largest single gifts of any county industrial organization. The amount raised by the plant exceeded the total asked for the entire borough of Glassport. This year the borough's assigned goal is $11,300. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 10, 1938, page 17 125 Increase For Project WPA Recreation Set-up Attracts 425 Glassport's WPA recreation project is attracting 425 individuals in 21 clubs or an increase in 125 over the number responding last year, it was revealed today by David Rogers, assistant county WPA recreation supervisor. The program, being sponsored five evenings a week in the high school gym from 6 to 11 p.m., consists mostly of basketball for boys' groups and basketball, volleyball, mushball and group games for the 125 girls. There is room for a few individuals in certain clubs, although no more new clubs will be admitted to the project, officials said. Business and professional men's group, under the captain ship of C. J. Milroth, can use the largest number of new members. This group meets Fridays from 10 to 11 p.m. Plans are under way to hold a basketball tournament later in the season. Last year the tournament was one of the indoor season's highlights, Alex Martella, supervisor here along with Robert Turner, said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 12, 1938, page 7 Glassport Is Involved In School Union Plan Glassport School Directors today said they were "luke-warm" in their approval of a proposal to combine Port Vue, Liberty and Glassport Borough School Districts, made at the fiftieth annual session of School Directors Assn. of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The proposed combination, presented by Assistant County Superintendent C. W. Peters, is part of a project calling for reduction of the present 95 districts in the county, under the county superintendent, to 33. It is expected the changes would not be put into effect until the voters in the affected districts gave their consent. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1938, page 17 Police Face Cut In Pay Work Hours Reduction Offered in Exchange Glassport police face a cut in total pay as the result of a plan suggested to Borough Council last night calling for reduction in number of working hours per man and the addition of an extra man to the force. Two patrolmen, a lieutenant and a sergeant, at present paid on an hourly basis, work seven days a week. Police Chief Clarence Urbanski, the only other member of the force, would not be affected by the proposed change, Councilman said. Cut $20 Monthly A plan suggested by Councilman David Herlehy calls for payment of a flat rate of $125 a month to patrolmen, $127.50 to sergeants and $130 to lieutenants. Under this set-up the borough will be able to have an extra policeman and the police appropriation can be cut $1000 Councilman Herlehy said. At the present rate of payment of 60.5 cents per hour for patrolmen and 62.7 for sergeants and lieutenants all members of the police force with the exception of the chief would be taking a $20 a month cut under the new plan, Thomas Reed, chairman of the police committee said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1938, page 17 Firemen's Pay Change Aired Council Discusses Flat Rate Basis Glassport's two fire companies will probably receive a flat rate of payment for services rendered next year instead of the previous hourly rate, it was indicated by Borough Councilmen, meeting last night. President Joseph Hornfeck proposed that each company receive a monthly check, totaling approximately $600 for the year, to cover upkeep of truck, payment for services and general expenditures. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 2, 1939 --- Closing of Glass Plant Near Top of '38 Review --- Inauguration of Democrats, Retirement of Hart, Hotel Fire, Bond Issue and Start of Kindergarten Other Features-- Closing of the U. S. Glass Co. plant in June for an indefinite period and inauguration of the borough's first Democratic administration in January shared the spotlight as Glassport most important news events in 1938, a survey disclosed today.. Other headline events included the borough's $30,000 bond issue, retirement of supervising principal John Hart, inauguration of a borough kindergarten, the hotel fire, series of gas station robberies and the suing of Carnegie Illinois Steel Corp. for alleged blasting damages in the borough.. Protests Futile.. Rumors that the last plant would be moved to Tiffin, O., began circulating widely in May and an aroused community, protests to company officials and congressmen, were unable to stop tapping of the "tank," resulting in suspension of operations on June 9.. Word was received from D. M. Allgood, at that time president of the company, that the shutdown was only "temporary" and work would resume here when "business conditions improved." At the year's end strong indications point to the opening of the plant in 1939.. A delegation of local men, headed by Samuel A. Weiss, pleaded the glass workers case before the RFC in Washington on June 15 hoping that body could intervene as the result of an alleged loan made to the company by the RFC. The latter body promised an investigation.. Democrats took over the borough administration in January and immediately "fired" all Republican employees including the solicitor, clerk and police department, from the chief down.. Bonds Issued.. Despite a 4-3 Democratic majority on the School Board, the Republicans hold the position of treasurer and secretary, the only paid posts.. Glassport stayed within its budget of $87,693.05 during the year and set up a budget slightly in excess of $89,000 for 1939. Most important single financial transaction was a $30,000 bond issue bought by a Philadelphia concern. A total of $25,000 of this went to pay borough obligations, including approximately $10,000 owed in back water bills.. after agreeing to pay $500 in engineers fees to survey a site for improved Glassport-Liberty Borough-Port Vue Road, the project is at a standstill at present as the result of the County Planning Commission's failure to approve the project.. State Vote Result Reversed.. Glassport reversed the state results by giving Clarges Alvin Jones and ticket a majority in the November elections. The regular Democratic organization was given a scare in the primaries when Jones eked out a narrow margin of victory by less than 100 votes, over a strong labor group supporting Thomas Kennedy for Governor.. One of Glassport's four entrants in the primary race reach the general election where he met defeat.. Retirement of Supervising Principal Hart, announced at the March 21 School Board, ended a career of 40 years in public education work, the last 25 in his present position.. Melvin J. Naser, principal of the high school for 13 years was named to the top position in the borough school system Football Coach Roy Hickes became high school principal. Naser's salary was set at the $3500 and Hickes' at $3000.. First important change made by the new supervising principal was the inauguration of kindergartens in the Second and Third Ward schools for the first time in the borough's history.. Teachers Denied Pay Boost.. On May 27 the School Board, by a 1-vote margin denied teachers a salary increase following a month long discussion involving several special board meetings.. Following payment of two small claims for borough property damage by blasting in connection with the building of the Irvin Works, Harold Skodol, representing a group of alleged blast victims, entered soon after out-of-court negotiations prove unsatisfactory.. Copperweld Steel Co. increased production to a 90 percent capacity rate for annual inventory began in December. Pittsburgh Steel Foundry operated intermittently, usually below 50 percent capacity.. Citizens Hose Company bought a new fire truck in August.. Other fire department news included the Allegheny Ave. hotel fire, the naming of a new fire chief -- John Lust, and the erection of a new home for Reliance Hose company, expected to be completed this month.. Postal Change.. Police news included plans for a new police car and four gas station robberies Otto on August 1 became part of Glassport postal system and William Kohler was named Postmaster in May. Glassport's much heralded housing project came to a standstill after eruption of five of an originally proposed 100 homes. Church of God built a new stone home on Michigan Ave., costing $23,000.. Glassport labor organizations opened up a Labor Temple at Ninth St. and Ohio Ave. and organized a ladies auxiliary.. At the end of the year, the borough was awaiting additional funds to continue WPA street work. The sidewalk project was the biggest and most important WPA job in the borough during the year. WPA-sponsored adult education and dancing classes were organized.. At least 10 new organizations were launched during the year, including a Park Commission and a Sea Scout Troop. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 2, 1939 --- TACIK ELECTED AS CLUB HEAD --- New Officers Named By Political Group --- Frank L. Tacik was reelected president of the Polish-American Political Club at a meeting last night in Falcon Hall. Other officers named include Alphonse Tyskiewicz, vice president, Stanley Cawodniak, treasurer and Alexander Tyskiewicz, secretary.. Walter Szpanka and John Chalewski were named to the executive committee for a one year term. Standing committees for the year will be named by President Tacik at the Feb. 5 meeting.. Resolutions were passed authorizing communications to be sent to Congress protesting slashes in WPA appropriations and asking continuation of wages and hour law.. A social followed the meeting with Burgess Joseph Faix heading a listof speakers that included Democratic Councilman. The affair was in charge of John Sydeski, John Kroll, Anthony Kopcynski and Frank Ksiazek.. The club will hold picnics on July 23 and September 10, it was decided. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 2, 1939 --- Report 6 Chicken-pox Cases During December --- Six cases of chicken pox constituted the December contagion report, Mrs. Irene Kass, Glassport health secretary, reported today.. Two months of 1938, August and October -- were contagion free, she said. March was high month for total disease cases. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- SOLONS SEE WPA HEADS --- Survey Set for Saturday To View Streets --- Glassport Borough officials today were scheduled to see WPA representatives in Pittsburgh in an effort to secure immediate release of earmarked funds for road improvements in the borough.. The crisis is the result of stopping of all WPA construction work in the borough today for the first time in months. Fifty-two men on a sidewalk project, the only job operating during the latter part of December, did not report for work today.. Survey of borough streets yesterday was made by Councilmen John Kollar, Thomas Reed, David Herlehy and Joseph Hornfeck and Street Commissioner Frank L. Tacik in an effort to find jobs that will not be expensive to the borough when money is received to continue WPA work here.. A more complete survey is scheduled Saturday for all members of Council, other borough officials and the borough engineer, it was announced.. Council is expected to decide at its monthly meeting on Monday which projects will be first on the list if funds are made available for Glassport. Councilmen are awaiting "momentary" announcement of release of more funds as the result of assurance at a recent meeting of Council that additional projects here have been approved by WPA.. The halting of projects here, other than sidewalk, was necessary as funds were exhausted. The sidewalk project is closing, despite sufficient money, because of the weather and scarcity of applications for new walk. The protect will re-open in the spring, it was indicated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- 2ND TERM SET FOR BEGINNING --- Registering on for WPA Adult School --- Second semester of Glassport's WPA-sponsored adult education project being held in the high school two evenings a week, will get under way tomorrow, school officials announced.. Re-registering of all student attending the first semester is re-quired. New students may also sign up during the day at the principal's office on the second floor of the high school.. Subjects offered are shorthand, typing, English and art. Art is taught on Thursdays only, while the other subjects are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p. m. Four instructors have been supplied by WPA to teach the classes. There is no tuition cost to students.. Prospective students were reminded that they trust be adult residents of Glassport and not attending public school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- SLATE LEADER FOR SCOUTERS --- Washburn Expected to Succeed Son --- Alonzo Washburn, Scoutmaster of Glassport's first Boy Scout troop, will take over the duties of skipper of the newly-organizad Sea Scout troop here it was indicated today.. Mr. Washburn, the choice of troop members, must be approved by.the troop committee before the appointment is official. Members of the troop committee, headed by Harley Howard, indicated today the appointment would be approved shortly.. The slated new skipper is the father of Charles Washburn who resigned last week as leader of the troop to accept a teaching position in West Virginia.. The Sea Scout group, organised this fall as a Rotary project, will meet Fridays at 7:30 p. m. in Third Ward School, beginning this week, instead of the former meeting time. Membership in the troop has increased to approximately 18 members. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- Glassport Briefs --- Born--To Mr. and Mrs. John Bender, of Cypress Alley, a son, Gene, at home on Dec 28. Mrs. Bender is the former Miss Myrtle Detman.. Girl Scout meeting scheduled in Third Ward School include Troop No. 193 at 6:30 p.m. and Troop No. 195 at 7:30 p. m. Miss Helen Robinson, Scoutmistress, will be in charge at both meetings.. Reliance Hose Company No. 2 is scheduled to meet today at 7:30 p. m. in the No. 2 fire hall. Seward Gross, president, will be in charge.. SWOC Auxiliary will meet today at 7:30 p. m. in the Labor Temple, Ninth St. and Ohio Ave. Mrs. Samuel Antico, president, will preside.. Happy Hour Knitting Club will meet today at 6 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Grace Shuster, of 214 Ohio Ave.. Social Club of Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge No. 941 will meet today at 7 p.m. in club headquarters, 725 Monongahela Ave. Thomas Ranelli, president, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- NEGOTIATING AIDES SELECTED BY UNION --- Copperweld Lodge to Confer on New Contract This Week --- Negotiating committee of Copperweld Local No. 1407 is expected begin conferences this week with company officials to form a 1939 agreement, Hugh McCusker, chairman of the committee and president of the lodge said today.. Additional members of the committee, selected earlier in the week, include Frank Roberts, John Stinner, Peter Wible Jr., John Slierman and Natt Cipcic. Present contract expires on Feb. 28.. The lodge passed a resolution commending SWOC Local No. 1237. of McKeesport, for its stand taken in a current wage dispute with officials of McKeesport Tin Plate Corp. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1939 --- High Hatters to Elect New Secretary Tonight --- A new secretary will be elected at a meeting of Glassport High Hat Club today at 7:30 p. m. in headquarters, 837 Monongahela Ave., to replace Dominic Larcinese.. The club's ping-gong team lost to members of the Port Vue fire department team last night, 10-2, at Port Vue. Members of the Glassport team included: B. Larkin, William James, Louis Mitchell and Melvin Jackson. A return match has been scheduled Monday at Glassport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- $10,000 LOSS IN '38 FIRES --- Borough Companies Answer 40 Calls in Year --- Forty alarms were answered by Glassport's two fire companies in 1938, it was reported at a meeting of Citizens Hose Company No. 1 last night in the Municipal Bldg. Damage was estimated at $10, 000, Borough Secretary John Hester reported.. New officers of the company were installed. Frank Merta, reelected president, heads the group's officers.. William Dugan, Thomas McKernan and President Merta were named on a committee to meet with representatives of Reliance Hose Company and Borough Council fire committee Sunday at 2 p. m. in Council chambers to discuss establishing a new rate of pay for firemen here.. Council recently set up an ordinance concerning a fixed rate for the two companies rather than the "fifty-cents an hour" or fire-fighting plan in effect before. Exact amount of payment has not yet been set.. Henry Werner was named to make arrangements for a dance to be held the latter part of January for the benefit of the company's truck fund.. Monthly meeting of Glassport Volunteer Fire Company Relief Assn. is scheduled Sunday at 1:30 p. m. in the Municipal Bldg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- New Skipper Will Lead Sea Scouters Tonight --- Alonzo Washburn, recently named skipper of Glassport Sea Scout troop is expected to be in charge for the first time at a meeting today at 7:30 p. m. in Third Ward School.. Mr. Washburn, who was leader of the first Boy Scout troop in Glassport, replaces his son, Charles, in the new capacity. The latter resigned last week to accept a teaching position in West Virginia. Members of the group's troop committee, headed by Chairman Harley Howard are expected to attend tonight's session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- AIDES TO BE NAMED FOR BENEFIT DANCE --- Committees for President's Ball To Be Selected Tonight --- Committees for Glassport's annual President's Birthday Ball are expected to be named at a meeting of all interested residents today at 7:30 p. m. in the Municipal Bldg. Burgess Joseph Faix, chairman, will be in charge.. Invitations have been sent to borough organizations to send representatives to tonight's meeting, the Burgess said. Date and location for the dance will be decided.. The Burgess said the affair was non-partisan and asked all residents "to co-operate in sponsoring the dance in an effort to help fight the dreaded disease, infantile paralysis." It is expected a card party will be held in connection with the dance. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- Hart Named President Of Lutheran S. S. Board --- John S. Hart was elected President of the Sunday School board of St. John's Lutheran Church at a meeting of the group last night in the church. He replaces Robert Stevenson.. Other officers named include Robert White Jr., vice president, Harry James Jr, secretary and Harrison Reed Jr., treasurer. Hays Satterfield was re-elected superintendent. Tentative meeting time of the board was set the second Monday of the month. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- $5305 Is Earmarked For Borough Proiect --- A total of $5305 has been appropriated by WPA for use in repairs to the Municipal Bldg., it was reported today by Borough Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss.. The project has been given official WPA approval and funds are expected to be released in time to begin work by Jan. 15, Council President Joseph Hornfeck said. Application was first made for the work a year ago. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1939 --- Glassport Briefs --- Choir Assn. of the Presbyterian Church will meet today at 7:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs. Mabel Dulany, 516 monongahela Ave., Otto.. Boy Scout Troop No. 52 will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in St. Cecelia School with Scoutmaster John Vehec in charge.. Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 will meet today at 8 p. m. in Legion headquarters with Commander Raymond Wawrzeniak in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1939 --- BALL LISTED ON JAN. 30 ---Committees Named for President's Dance --- Glassport's annual President's Birthday Ball will be held Monday, Jan. 30 at the new Broadway Rink, Ninth and Broadway, it was decided at a meeting of residents in Council chambers last night.. Evening's program will include a dance, card playing and other amusements. Orchestra has not yet been selected. The floor to be used for dancing is one of the largest in western Pennsylvania.. Three thousand tickets for the affair have been printed, General Chairman Burgess Joseph Faix said. More than 2000 were distributed last night.. Proceeds Fight Paralysis.. 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the national committee to help fight infantile paralysis and the remainder will be sent to a county committee for use in the county for the same purpose. Partial list of committees named last night for the affair include: Finance -- Samuel A. Weiss, Andrew Skodol, Samuel Papernick, George Gross, Norman Papernick, Harry Alpern, William Broder, Nick Borrelli, Fred George, John Fabry, Phil Economos, Ralph Claypool, John Davis, Abe Raden, John Lapsley, William Kohler, George Neidermeyerand Albert Hawk.. Tickets -- Louis Jackson, William King, Stephen Marcus, David Herlehy, Michael Gavola, Roy Hickes, Steve Dzurenda, William Hinchey, Raymond Wawrezeniak, Paul Hruszka, George Hays, Joseph Shaffer, Joseph Stabler, Joseph McVeigh, K. P. Jones, Hugh McCusker, William Detman, Andrew Basch, Daniel O'Connell, Charles Resnik, John Evans, Thomas Quinn, George Dobos, John Oreynak, Joseph T. Witkowski, N. Freniere, Harley Howard, Joseph Gribschaw, and George Germak.. Property and Reception.. Property -- John Kollar, Frank Tacik, Joseph Ashton, Joseph Kuzio, James Thomas, William Hutton, John Sydeski and Walter Raszewski.. Reception -- Burgess Faix, Dr. E. L. Erhard, Dr. Thomas Richards, Dr. W. E. Hodgson, Dr. F. W. Conlon, Dr. Joseph A. Bullock, Joseph Hornfeck, John Heidish, John Stinner, Alex Kaszonyi, Thomas Reed, Robert Shaw, George Pforsich, John Kollar, David Herlehy, Joseph T. Witkowski, Samuel A. Weiss, John Hester, Samuel Dudley, Marco B. Spaide, William Hutton, James Murphy, Dr. W. C. Feick, Ivan Gressler, James Hewitt, C. Harold Skodol, William P. Kohler, W. W. Kearney, Frank L. Tacik, Clarence Urbanski, Mrs. Irene Kass, C. W. Holmquist, Martin Baker, Andrew Granger, Andrew Babyak, Charles Redman, William King, Joseph Pater, Harry Griffin, M. J. Cagney, Glover C. DeLaney, M. J. Naser, Harry Rommel, John Hart and J. A. Lapsley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1939 --- LEGION POST GETS FOUR NEW MEMBERS --- Naser Gives Report on Attendance at Harrisburg Meet --- Four members joined Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 at a meeting last night, bringing the total membership to 49. Membership quota for the year is 55.. Melvin J. Naser reported on a Legion meeting he attended in Harrisburg last month with State Commander Frank E. Gwynn as the principal speaker.. Jasper Zupi reported that the floor of the home had been repaired and also reported on the New Year's eve party help for the Legion Auxiliary and members of the post. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1939 --- DEATHS DECREASE HERE DURING '38 --- Vital Statistic Report Shows 124 Births, 35 Deaths --- Vital statistics for Glassport in 1938, released today, shows 124 births and 35 deaths, according to David Lloyd, register of the borough's vital statistics.. Heart trouble and cancer lead in the causes of death, he said. The report showed a decrease in births and an increase in deaths over last year's figures of 128 births and 64 deaths.. The report includes only those actually born or died within the borough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1939 --- Organist Honored --- Mr. and Mrs. James Martin, a recent bridal couple, were honored at a dinner given by Mrs. Mabel Dulany and her home last night for members of the Presbyterian Church choir. Mrs. Martin, Presbyterian Church organist, is the former Mrs. Edna Stevenson. The couple was presented a gift by members of the choir. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- LODGE HEADS ARE INSTALLED --- Siudyla Takes Office as Alliance President --- Nicholas Siudyla was installed as the new president of Glassport Polish Alliance, Group No. 750, at services yesterday in Polish Falcon Hall. Stanley Worek, retiring head, was installed as vice President.. Other new officers inducted included John Kwolek, financial Secretary; Joseph Wasinski, treasurer; Raymond Wawrzeniak, recording secretary; Joseph Kuzio, inside guard and Anthony Kopchnski, John Xrol and Alex Matusky, trustees. Vincent Krol was elected lodge steward.. Delegates to the Alliance Commune of District No. 9, taking office at the meeting include Frank Tacik, Stanley Worek, Steve Tudek, John Kwolek, John Krol, Walter Szpanka, John Tudek, Joseph Wasinski, Nicholas Siudyla, John Szulecki, John Chalewski, Anthony Kopchnski, Joseph Iczkewiz, Raymond Wawrzeniak and Frank Ksiazek.. Following the Glassport meeting, members of the lodge were present at installation services at the lodge home of McKeesport Alliance, Group No. 352. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- VISITS SLATED FOR TEACHERS --- Instructors to Observe At Other Schools --- A visitation program expected to include all Glassport elementary school teachers and possibly members of the high school faculty, will get under way Wednesday, with borough's two kindergarten teachers observing at district schools.. Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser said Miss Lois Carpenter and Miss Mabel Montgomery, kindergarten teachers in the Second and Third Ward Schools, respectively, will observe teaching methods and study curriculum at the schools visited.. Miss Carpenter will visit the kindergarten at Indiana State Teachers College and Miss Montgomery will observe at one or more kindergartens in Wilkinsburg, Crafton, Wilmerding, Edgewood or Frick Training School, Pittsburgh.. The visiting project will continue each Wednesday, with first grade teachers in Second and Third Wards next on the list, Mr. Naser said. Reports on the trips wlll be made at teachers' meetings.. Substitute teaching on visitation days will be done by Miss Flora M. Smith and Miss Carolyn T. Hunt, principals of the Second and Third Ward Schools, respectively, Mr. Naser said. Teachers will pay their own transportation and there will be no cost to the taxpayer for the project, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- BOARD MEETS HERE TONIGHT --- New Third Ward Motor Is Installed --- Approval is expected to be given for installation of a $1393 electric motor in Third Ward School at a meeting of the School Board today at 8 p. m. in the Municipal Bldg.. The new motor operates the school ventilating system and is expected to result in a saving of $27 per month to the school Board in gas and water, over the operating cost of the replaced gas engine. Improved circulation and heating are also expected.. Treasurer W. C. Feick is expected to give a report on the financial standing of the board.. A delegation of students, representing the High School Hi-Y is expected to attend and ask for permission to use a school room for a meeting place one evening a week. Members named to attend the meeting are Arthur Frakiewicz, William Herrick, Walter Murasky and Robert Crouch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- Match Tonight --- Ping pong team of Glassport's High Hat Club will meet Port Vue firemen in a return match today, at 8:30 p. m., in club headquarters, 637 Monongahela Ave. The local group was defeated in an earlier meeting of the two teams. Club officers will meet at the same time and place under the direction of President David Williams. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- Glassport Briefs --- Glassport baby conference will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. in Council chambers.. Golden Hour Class of the Glassport M. E. Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p. m. at the home of Mrs. William Knox, of Indiana Ave. Mrs. Washington Nipps, president, will preside.. Young Women's Christian Guild of the M. E. Church, will meet today at 8 p. m. in the home of Mrs. Frank Kuckert, of 734 Michigan Ave. Miss Helen Robinson, president, will be in charge.. Philathea Class of the Presbyterian Church, will meet Wednesday at 8 p. m. in the church with Mrs. Blanche Noss, president, in charge. Devotions will be under the direction of Sue Finney and hostesses will be Mesdames Alda Halverson, W. S. Purnell, Mildred Shaw and Rose Ackerman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- Baptist Class Meets --- Devotions will be in charge of Miss Mabel Forgie at a meeting of the E. M. O. Bible Class of. the Glassport Baptist Church, today, at 8 p: m., in the church. Mrs. Walter VanNatta, president, will be in charge and hostesses will be Mrs. Mae Squibb, Mrs. Grace Forbes, Mrs. Ethel Hughes and Miss Forgie. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- Committee Elected --- Members of the parish committee of Holy Cross Church, elected by members, were announced today by the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, pastor. Members, each to serve three years are Martin Kantorczyk. Joseph Prohaska, Andrew Kaznierski, S. Piekut and Francis Ksiezek. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1939 --- Aid to Nominate --- Nomination of officers will take place at a meeting of the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society, today. at 8:30 p. m., in the auditorium of the Ohio Ave. synagogue. Mrs. Milton Snyder president, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1939, page 10 Borough Sued For $10,000 In Damages Glassport Borough is defendant in a $10,000 damage suit for alleged personal injury sustained as the result of a defective sidewalk at Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave., Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss told Council last night. One of the two plaintiff's attorneys is Robert J. Schwerha, dismissed a year ago as borough solicitor by the Democratic administration. The suit papers allege that Mrs. Grace Bowen, on Dec. 8, 1936, slipped and fell on a borough sidewalk causing permanent injury. Borough negligence is claimed. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1939 --- Plant Reopens At Glassport --- Glassport's U. S. Glass Co. plant began operations yesterday on a small scale with approximately 50 men and women reporting for work, plant officials disclosed. Operations had been suspended since June when approximately 200 employees were thrown out of work. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter January / February / March 2014. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939 --- RALLY DRAWS 135 TO CHURCH --- District M. E. Brotherhood Groups Meet --- First rally of the year of the Mon Valley Methodist Brotherhood, held last night in the Methodist church here, was attended by hundred and 135 members, according to Secretary Joseph R. Wynn. Harry Byard, president of the district group and member of the Glassport Brotherhood was in charge.. The Rev. Ronald Moseley, pastor of the Glassport church, gave the benediction. Invocation was given by the Rev. W. D. Whetzel, of the Ballantyne M. E. Church, McKeesport, and Walter Forsythe, first vice president in was in charge of the song service.. The Rev. C. F. Miller, of the Pine Run Methodist Church, Coal Valley, spoke on "Selling One's Birthright." He was introduced by Y. C. York, second vice president.. Next retreat of the group will be held March 12 in the Coursin St. M. E. Church, McKeesport, with the Rev. H. E. Modlin, pastor of the First M. E. Church, Duquesne, as the principal speaker, President Byard announced.. Quartet from the Metropolitan Chorus, of McKeesport, saying several selections at last night's session. Lunch and a social hour followed the business and devotional meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939 --- PRIZE, LUNCH AIDES FOR DANCE TO MEET --- Plans Continued for Annual Ball Scheduled Jan. 30 --- Glassport's efforts to make the President's Birthday Ball, scheduled Jan. 30, one of the outstanding events ever held here, will be continued today at 8 PM in Council chambers with meetings listed for the prize and lunch committees, according to Burgess Joseph Faix, general chairman. Price committee includes Mesdames Irene Kass, chairman;William Hutton, Paul Dulac, R. Mularski, Anna Ducay, Milton Snyder, George Dobos, Gertrude Novak, C. Thompson, H. Satterfield, Mary Tomedolsky, Hugh McCusker, Thomas Richards, Thomas Reed, and the Misses Edith Goshio, Margaret Petrasand Cecilia Peter.. Members of the lunch committee include: Mesdames S. Mularski, chairman; K. Roven, H. Borucki, Mary Dolnack, Mary Adler, William Schnupp, Mary Stewart, Mary Elko, Cecelia Gniewkowski, Marie Tacik, G. Dworek, Elizabeth Wargo, Marie Shultz, Anna Kollar, Ethel Ashton, Sadie Wolf, Mary Kashner, Margaret Antico, Tony Smith, Mildred Shaw, Charles Resnikand the Misses Valeria Price and Julia Olinski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939 --- Truck Rams Auto Here; Drivers Are Discharged --- A Glassport truck driver was dismissed by Justice of the Peace Joseph Faix last night at a hearing on charges of reckless driving, following an accident earlier in the day at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave.. According to police, the truck driven by Nick Sebastian, of 738 Ohio Ave., collided with an auto operated by John Dalog, of Donora. No one was injured, police said. Both drivers were dismissed on reckless driving charges. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939 --- Meeting Night Changed By Local Girl Scouts --- Monday evening was sent as the new meeting night of Glassport's Girl Scout Troops No. 193 and 195 at sessions last night in Third Ward School, according to Scoutmistress Helen Robinson. The meeting place will remain the same.. Plans were discussed for a Valentine party to on Feb. 13 at the school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939 --- Class to Meet --- Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, president, will be in charge had a meeting of the Annie Gillie Bible Class of the M. E. Church tomorrow at 8:30 PM in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Mellor, of Seventh St. and Allegheny Ave. Mrs. Miller will assist the hostess in serving lunch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1939, page 21 New School Is Planned Vocation Classes are Proposed for H. S. Adult vocational classes in shop, mathematics, shop electricity, accounting, commercial advertising and metallurgy may be established in Glassport within two weeks, according to Melvin J. Naser, superintending principal, if the School Board approves the project at a special meeting scheduled Monday evening. The project to be outlined to the board calls for no expenses by the local school district. Two-thirds of the cost would be provided by federal funds, and the remaining third has been guaranteed by Copperweld Steel Co. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1939 --- AIDES REPORT ON BALL PLANS --- Refreshments Committee Announced --- Collection of dimes has been added to Glassport's President's Birthday Ball scheduled Jan. 30., as an added feature, it was reported following a meeting of ball aides last night in the municipal building.. Additional functional committees are being selected and will be announced later, Chairman Burgess Joseph Faix said.. Committee heads reporting included Joseph Hornfeck, entertainment and L. H. Jackson, tickets The latter reported ticket sales to date pointed to a capacity crowd at the dance and card party Jan. 30 in the Broadway Rink.. Refreshments committee, announced at the meeting, includes Mesdames Irene Kass, Mary Nemec, Pearl Campbell, Gertrude Novak, Anna Wiebel, Joseph Hornfeck, Stella Mularski, Helen Borucki, Philip Eizenhafer, Catherine Singer, Jennie Prosser, Joseph Faix, Clarence Urbanski, Robert Shaw, William Hutton, Anna Dunlay, J. H. Jackson, Raymond Wawrezniak, Charles Resnik, Paul Dulac, Katerine Campbell, Harry Rommel, John Stinner, Daisy Shegan, Jule Joyce Curtin, Joseph Gribschaw, Frank Tacik, Joseph Skowrinski, Joseph Zebak, Joseph Faix, Jr., Milton Snyder, A. A. Raden, Morris Seigel, Edward Lehman, Nick George, Michael Zeleznik, John Heidish, Sadie Wolf, John Dolnack, Stanley Wawrezniak, George Dobos, Catherine Roven, Mary Jaworski, Frank Roberts, Andrew Basch, George Germak Jr., and A. J. Hof and Miss Hilda Hof and Miss E. Stinner. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1939 --- LODGE PLANS CLASS OF 50 --- Sons of Italy to Hold Initiation on Sunday --- Fifty new members will be initiated into Glassport Sons of Italy Libera Italia Lodge No. 941, tomorrow at 2 PM in Eagles Hall. This will be the second class of 50 initiated within the past two months, lodge officials announced.. Visitors from district lodges expect to attend including Anthony Abbate, of Pittsburgh, grand assistant venerable; Modestino Pastore, of Clairton; Joseph Pavarati, of Swissvale and Donato Masci, of Greensburg.. Officers of the local lodge taking part in the initiation include degno venerable, Pasquale Tiberi; assistant venerable, Joseph DiIenno; ex-venerable, Nicholas Borrelli; orator, Frank Molinare; corresponding secretary, Fiore DiJulius; finance secretary, Luigi DiAngelo; treasurer, Antonio Laudadio and Trustees Pasquale Cola, Vincent Spagnole, John DiAgostino, E. DiMinicucci and Fred Cipriani.. Master of ceremonies at the affair will be Orlando Laudadio and Antonio DiLucca and Antonio Morinelli will be sergeant-at-arms. Dancing and refreshments are scheduled at lodge headquarters, 725 Monongahela Ave. At 7:30 PM tomorrow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 14, 1939 --- Section of Vermont Ave. Reserved for Sledders --- Residents are reminded that sledding is permitted only on Vermont Ave. between Eighth St. and Broadway, Police Chief Clarence Urbanski said today.. The section of Vermont reserved for sledders will be roped off from 4 to 9 PM, he said. Coasters on other hills in the borough will have their sleds confiscated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1939 --- UNION PLAN TO GET TRY --- Copperweld Will Assist Dues Collection --- SWOC Local 1407 will have the assistance of officials of Copperweld Steel Co. in collecting union dues, it was announced at a meeting of the lodge Saturday in Odd Fellows Hall.. The plan, resulting from negotiations with the company concerning renewing of the present union contract, calls for each member of the local to receive his pay once each month in two amounts -- an envelope containing a dollar bill for union dues and the usual check with the dollar deducted.. Effective Immediately.. The plan will go into effect immediately and will continue as a temporary basis, it was announced. The new system calls for Henry Wible, financial secretary of the local to collect the dollar from each employee as he receives his paycheck.. Union officials said that the new system,providing members the correct amount of change a union dues as soon as they are paid, is expected to aid in boosting the percentage of members paying dues in full.. The new collection plan was also approved by members who also heard reports on negotiating conferences to date with company officials, by Mayor Elmer J. Maloy, of Duquesne, representative of the lodge's national office.. Negotiations have been suspended until March or April due principally to a European trip planned by S. E. Bamer, president of Copperweld Steel Co., it was announced. The 60 day extension flaws in the present contract is expected to continue in force the on the expiration date of Feb. 28.. Hit Wagner Act Changes.. If the new plan of collecting dues proves satisfactory it will probably be incorporated into the new contract, it was reported. The lodge went on record as opposing any amendments to the Wagner Act. The action was taken following recommendation of such action in a letter received from John L. Lewis.. A committee of five was appointed to study actions of Congress on matters of interest to the working man and to report at lodge meetings. Members are Frank Roberts, Henry Wible, John Stinner, William Campea and William Bradley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1939 --- HI-Y TO HOLD CHARTER NIGHT --- Affair Is Set for High School Jan. 26 --- Presentation of charter and official induction of Glassport High School Hi-Y is scheduled Jan. 26, it was announced today by Steve Milkovich, president.. The affair will be held in the school auditorium with the John Shaw Memorial Hi-Y, of McKeesport, in charge. The new student group was organized last fall with Kalmon Vozar as faculty sponsor.. The group's advisory board, announced today, includes Roy Hickes, Melvin J. Naser, the Rev. W. B. Purnell, Samuel Dudley and C. J. Milroth.. Plans are being made for a Bible study group for senior members of the organization, in charge of Mr. Purnell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.. Basketball team sponsored by the local Hi-Y has games arranged with Hi-Y groups in Greensburg, Wilmerding and Canonsburg. The team's record to date shows four wins and one loss.. The new group will meet first, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 PM in the school auditorium and at 7:30 PM on the third Wednesday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1939 --- Miss Carpenter Returns From Class Visitations --- Miss Lois Carpenter, kindergarten teacher in Second Ward School, is back in class today after spending Friday and Saturday observing in kindergarten and primary classes in and near Indiana, Pa. During her absence, Miss Flora Smith, principal of Second Ward, substituted Miss Carpenter's visit was part of a project instituted last week by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser calling for Glassport elementary school teachers to observe at other schools. The plan will be continued Wednesday, with first grade teachers in Second and Third Ward schools visiting district schools. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1939 --- AIDES NAMED --- Young Ladies Sodality Appoints Entertainment Committees --- New entertainment committee for 1939 was appointed by Miss Mary Daniszewska, president of the Young Ladies Sodality, of Holy Cross Church, at a meeting of the group yesterday in Holy Cross School.. Members are Cecelia Kruszka, chairman; Gertrude Novak, Helen Czarnecka, June Mularska, Virginia Strzelinska, Josephine Wiktorowska, Jane Stolarek and Evelyn Roper.. Plans were furthered for a card party and social to be held Feb. 20 in the parish hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1939 --- BOARD OKEHS NEW COURSES FOR SCHOOL --- Vocational Subjects To Be Added With Aid Of Copperweld --- Glassport School Board last night voted approval of a plan calling for use of the high school Wednesday and Thursday evenings for vocational classes expected to get underway by Feb. 1.. The project, recommended to the board by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser, will cost the school district for light and heat only. Cost of instruction will be borne by a special government fund and the Copperweld Steel Co.. Two Hours Sessions.. Tentative plans call for electricity, ferro-metallurgy, shop mathematics, blueprint reading, accounting and commercial advertising to be included in the curriculum. The school will probably run from 6 to 10 PM with classes two hours long.. Plans call for the entire faculty to the Copperweld employees or officials. Cost of instruction will be borne two-thirds by government money and one-third by the plant. Tax base, except for courses in accounting and commercial advertising. Cost of the latter two will be borne by Copperweld alone.. The classes are expected to be opened to residents of Glassport and district, with mill workers particularly encouraged to attend.. Classes will be conducted with the lecture method and use of the blackboard, it was indicated. Practical application will be emphasized over theory.. Tentative faculty and the subjects they are to teach include R. E. Selquist, electricity; C. W. Holmquistand assistants, shop math and blueprint reading; L. D. Whitney, metallurgy; T. G. Councelor, accounting and E. D. Kennedy, commercial advertising.. Early Start Likely.. Government money is available as the result of a federal grant set up for use of states in establishing vocational subjects in schools, provided the state puts up an equal amount. Last year the funds were sufficient to pay 100 percent of instruction costs This year only two-thirds can be guaranteed Andrew Trich, representative of the government fund, told the board.. Superintendent Holmquist represented Copperweld at the board meeting. Officials of Copperweld originally suggested the project be held in the high school in order to take advantage of government funds. Aid from the latter source is available only for vocational projects sponsored by school districts.. The project is expected to get approval of the government within 10 days, making it possible to start the classes within two or three weeks.. Classes will be held on the same night as WPA-sponsored courses in commercial subjects, English and parts in order to save on operating costs. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1939 --- AIDES TO MEET --- Sessions Listed for Committee of President's Ball --- Music and special entertainment committees for the Glassport President's Birthday Ball scheduled Jan. 30, will meet today at 8 PM in Council chambers, Burgess Joseph Faix, general chairman said. The committees include: Music -- David Williams, A. Haluchka, L. Mitchell, William Zeleznik, George Fasiczka, John Hester, William King, Frank Rommel, A. Stinner, Harley Howard, Hartley Greinert, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hunt; Peter Kopenic, and Erskine Duncan.. Special entertainment -- Joseph Witkowski, Victor Meisl, Frank Porto, Mary Andrews, Earl Dudley, Myer Alpern, Walter Adams, Edward Shadwick, William King, Frank Rommel, Thomas Reynolds, Roy Hickes, Emma Ardinger, Arthur Johnson, Joseph Stabler, Seward Gross and Archie Brown. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1939 --- CLAIM DISMISSED AGAINST RESIDENT --- Common Pleas Jury Favors Defendant in $15,000 Suit --- A verdict in favor of a former Glassport woman, defendant in a $15,000 suit for alleged negligence while operating a motor vehicle here, was returned yesterday by a Common Pleas Court jury.. The suit charged Martha Zawodniak, now of 230 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, was guilty of negligence when she had allegedly ran into Stanley Kroll, some of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kroll, of 5 4 to Indiana Ave., in 1934.. The case was tried before Judge A. M. Thompson on Friday. The defendant was represented by Borough Solicitors Samuel A. Weiss and H. I. Hoffman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1939 --- Glassport Host Tonight To Methodist Gathering --- The Rev. C. F. Miller, pastor of Pine Run M. E. Church, will be the principle speaker at a Methodist Mon Valley Brotherhood rally scheduled today at 7:45 PM in the Glassport church.. Harry Byard, superintendent of Glassport's Sunday School and president of the association, will preside.. Delegates are expected from McKeesport, Clairton, Dravosburg, Versailles, Elizabeth and other district communities according to the Rev. Ronald Moseley, pastor here. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1939 --- Teachers to Visit --- Miss Elizabeth Smith, first grade teacher in Third Ward School will visit schools in McKeesport tomorrow and Miss Evelyn Hough, first grade teacher in Second Ward will visit Greensburg schools on Friday, it was announced today by school officials. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 --- POST 6 SHORT OF '39 QUOTA --- Glassport Region Ranks High in Membership --- Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 has 49 of the 55 members needed to fill the groups quota for the year, it was reported at a post meeting last night by District Deputy William Hutton, a member of the local organization.. The borough's approximate 90 percent of the year's quota places it second among posts in the southeastern district of the county, Mr. Hutton said. Elizabeth ranks highest with 127 percent. The Glassport Post is two short of the 51 members it secured last year.. Plans were discussed for a supper in the Legion Hall later in the winter, to be opened to the public Commander Raymond Wawrezniak appointed Arthur Salzmann and John Pratt co-chairman of the affair. Details will be announced at the next meeting.. The post will organize a dart ball team, it was decided New darts have been purchased and practice will begin next week. Games are being booked with church groups and other organizations. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 ---AIDES ARE NAMED FOR LODGE PARTY --- Committees in charge of a card party to be sponsored by the building committee of the Triple Link of the Glassport Odd Fellows lodge on Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the lodge home, were announced today, as follows: C. B. Kinter, chairman; Samuel Close, John Daniels, S. J. Dudley Jr., O. C. Evans, Thomas Lapsley, Mark Larkin, A. A. Milligan, John K. McGovern, Melvin J. Naser, C. E. Redman, Ernest Smith, H. W. Sutman, Frank B. Turney, Joseph P. Wentz and Harley Howard.. Proceeds from the affair will go towards the fund to help pay for a proposed new Odd Fellows home here Harley Howard is chairman of the building committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 --- Sea Scouts Discuss Ships, Sailing Here --- John Mawritz, first made of Glassport Sea Scout troop, led discussion on types of ships and history of sailing at a session of the troop last night in Third Ward School.. Scouts taking part in the meeting included Thomas Wargo, as officer of the deck; George Hurn, crew leader; John Todaro and Joseph Pucker, side boys and John Bilak and Brent Alex, color boys.. In charge of opening exercises at next week's meeting will be John Bilak as officer of the deck and Russell Jones as crew leader. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 --- INITIAL DEBATE SET SATURDAY --- Student Group to Open Season Jan. 28 --- Glassport High School's squad of 10 debaters are planning final rehearsals next week for their first formal debate of the year next Saturday at Waynesburg.. Joseph Srp, debate coach, said as many members of the squad as possible will be used in the first debate. Representatives of 25 or 30 high schools are expected to be present for the season opener, sponsored by the Pennsylvania branch of the National Forensic League, Mr. Srp said. Dual competition with members of the Allegheny County branch of Pennsylvania Music and Forensic League is expected to get underway the first part of February. Teams will be met from the following high schools: McKeesport, Elizabeth, Wilmerding, Munhall, Turtle Creek, East Pittsburgh and East McKeesport.. Debating will continue into April on the question, "Resolved that United States should form an Alliance with Great Britain.". Varsity debate team will be picked from the following, Mr. Srp said: Nancy Hardy, Sarah Naser, Eleanor Clark, Edna Ashton, Charlotte Papernick, Donald McMullen, Louise Frobouck, Virginia Hanley, Betty Darling and Edward Matey. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 --- SCOUTS PASS TESTS AT MEET IN SCHOOL --- New Member Joins Troop No. 52; Committeeman Guest --- Tenderfoot and second class tests were passed and one new member was enrolled at a meeting of Glassport Boy Scout Troop No. 52 last night in St. Cecelia School with John Vehec, Scoutmaster, in charge. Second class signaling was passed by Raymond Hanley, Daniel Sherbineand John Hrehocik Knife and axe for the same class was passed by Raymond Hanley. Boys passing Tenderfoot knot-tying test included Robert Nichols, William Nichols, Robert Santucciand Daniel Stepko.. Charles Tomedolsky was the new member admitted Andrew Timko, troop committeeman, was a guest. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 21, 1939 --- AND THE RIVER FLOWED 150 FEET BELOW --- Two Glassport men had a narrow escape from a plunge of 150 feet into the Monongahela River after their automobile, sideswiped by another machine, crashed into the railing of the Clairton-Glassport Bridge and miraculously hung there with both front wheels over the span's edge. The machine was driven by John Karap, of 626 Monongahela Ave., with Marko Kolich, of Monongahela Ave., as his passenger Their plunge to what looked like certain death was averted when rear wheels of the wrecked car locked against the bridge curb. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- LODGE INDUCTS NEW OFFICERS --- 22 Glassport Woodmen Attend Services --- Eleven officers of Glassport Woodmen Circle, Grove No. 196, were installed at the annual banquet and installation services for lodges in Allegheny County last night in the William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh.. Twenty-two members of the local lodge attended the affair, along with 280 from circles throughout the county Drill team Tau Phi Lambda Sorority, a branch of the local lodge, assisted in the installation along with three members of the Glassport chapter.. New officers installed include Mrs. Mary Andrews, guardian; Mrs. Mary McKeeta, adviser; Mrs. Mary Schwerha, chaplain; Mrs. Elizabeth Mateyand Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, auditors; Mrs. Mary DeScuillo, outer sentinel; Mrs. Mary Christian, inner sentinel; Mrs. Katherine Pavol, banker; Mrs. Mary Thomas, secretary; Mrs. Margaret Horbach, attendant and Miss Helen Thomas, reporter.. Members of the sorority drill team taking part in the services were Misses Jean Karr, Eleanor Billy, Anna Grace Kaufman, Mercedes Billy, Julian Bachosky, Ethel Andrews, Ellen Thomas, Matilda Thomas, Mary Michaels, Agnes Andrews, Lena Lanza and Eleanor Davidson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- LODGE PLANS TO NEGOTIATE --- Aides Named to Confer With Foundry --- negotiating committee for SWOC Local No. 1306 was named at a meeting of the lodge yesterday in Labor Temple. Conferences with the officials of Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. are expected to get underway next month for renewal of the present contract expiring March 1.. Members of the committee included David Salvi, K. P. Jones, Howard Artle, James Kelly and Samuel Antico.. Legislative committee was named to study activities in Harrisburg and Washington and report to the lodge on matters affecting labor. Members of the committee are John Bartko, K. P. Jones, Howard Artle, James Kelly and Samuel Antico. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- CHURCH WILL ELECT SIX ELDERS TONIGHT --- Presbyterian Congregational Meet Is Called Here --- Six new elders for the Presbyterian Church session will be elected at the congregational meeting in the church today at 7:45 PM. The Rev. Walter B. Purnell, pastor, will be in charge.. Addition of 130 members to the church rolls in the past two years and a half is chiefly responsible for calling the election, Mr. Purnell said. He said the session is usually composed of approximately four members for every 100 names on the church rolls. Present membership is over 300, the pastor said. There are five elders now.. A nomination list has been prepared by the session and additional nominees may be named from the floor, the pastor said. Ordination of the new elders will take place on Feb. 5. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- OPENING THE NEAR FOR NEW HALL --- Reliance Building Set for February Use --- Framework for Reliance Hose Company's new Monongahela Ave. home is completed in workmen are completing inside details in an effort to have the building ready for occupancy the first part of February, according to President Seward Gross.. Opening of the new home is expected to take place while WPA workmen are enlarging the entrance and painting and repairing the Citizens Hose Company home as part of a Municipal Bldg. project. The Reliance home is being paid for entirely by the fire company after attempt to secure government assistance proven unsuccessful.. Cost of the new home is estimated at approximately $6000.. Opening of the new structure has already been delayed a month. Building plans call for a one story building with tile finish. It will include, in addition to engine and club rooms, a large hall for social purposes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- Society to Be Formed --- Organization of a Queen Esther Missionary Society for Methodist girls is scheduled tomorrow at 7:30 PM in the home of the pastor, the Rev. Ronald Moseley, of 513 Ohio Ave. Organization will be in charge of Mrs. Moseley. Girls between the ages of 14 and 21 are to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- Couple Feted --- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Deliman, of 431 Iowa Ave., were feted on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last night at a party in their home attended by many friends. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 25, 1939 --- Glassport Briefs --- Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church will sponsor a cooking school today at 7:30 PM in the church with Miss Helen Jones, of the church housekeeping bureau of the Christian Herald in charge.. Reorganization and election of officers is scheduled at a session of the United States Glass Co. Employees Federal Credit Union today at 8 PM in the factory. O. Francis Dunlay, president and John Weber, secretary and treasurer, will be in charge.. Women of St. Cecelia Church will sponsor a card party today at 8 PM in the school Auditorium, with Mrs. James Ashton and Mrs. Frank Rommel as co-chairmen.. Glassport Baby conference will meet tomorrow at 2 PM in the municipal building.. Miss Irene Sjoblom, of 638 Vermont Ave. is ill at her home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1939, page 7 Expect 2000 At Ball Here 1450 Tickets Are Sold For Fete Monday A total of 1450 tickets for the Glassport President's Birthday Ball have been sold, it was reported by L. H. Jackson, ticket chairman, at a meeting of committees in charge of the affair last night in Council chambers. Monday's dance and card party, to be3 held in the Broadway Rink, is expected to attract more than 2000, including many from McKeesport where no ball is scheduled, Mr. Jackson said. Tickets have been on sale in McKeesport and district communities this week. Those wishing to play cards are reminded that this type of entertainment will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and close one hour and a half later. Everything will be cleared for dancing to start shortly after the committee in charge said. A warning was issued today by Police Chief Clarence Urbanski that all children under 16 must leave before 9:30 p.m. President Roosevelt's radio speech will be brought to the dancers during the evening. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- SERVICES PLANNED --- Presbyterian Choir Will Sponsor Two Musical Events --- Plans were made to hold special all-musical services in the Presbyterian Church on March 12 and Easter Sunday, at a meeting of the church's Choir Assn. last night.. Committee named to make arrangements for the services includes Prather Shuster, William Rankin and Eleanor Rodgers, director. The March service is entitled "The Wells of Salvation" and the Easter cantata will be "The Dawning.". Hostesses at the meeting held in the church, were Mrs. George Ackerman and Mrs. Clifford Karnes. Mrs. Mabel Dulany, president, presided at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- Local Sorority Attends McKees Rocks Meeting --- Members of Glassport Alpa Mu Sorority, a branch of the Woodmen's circle, will pledge members of a new sorority tomorrow at 2 PM in Croation Hall, McKees Rocks.. President Eleanor Billy and Mercedes Billy, warden of the Glassport group, will be in charge of pledging the new sorority. The local delegation will meet at 1 PM at American Legion Hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- I. O. O. F. at Homestead --- A group of Glassport Odd Fellows, including Samuel Dudley Sr., Frank Turney and Ralph Dudley, were among representatives of district lodges attending services at Homestead last night honoring John L. Price, past grand chief patriot, upon his retirement. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- High Hatters to Meet --- Discussion of reduction in club dues is scheduled at a meeting of the High Hat Club Monday at 8 PM in headquarters, 637 Monongahela Ave. President David Williams will be in charge. Report on the clubs ping-pong activities will be made by Louis Mitchell. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- Social Tommorrow --- Social Club of the Sons of Italy Lodge No. 941 will hold a social tomorrow at 7 PM in the lodge headquarters, 725 Monongahela Ave., or members and friends. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- Lodge to Meet --- Monthly meeting of Branch No. 549, American Flint Glass Workers is scheduled tomorrow at 2 PM in Eagles Hall, Allegheny Ave. President Andrew Basch will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- ANCHORS DISCUSSED --- Types and use of anchors was the general topic of discussion at a meeting of Glassport Sea Scout Troop in Third Ward School last night, with First Mate John Mawritz in charge.. Marching drill was held under the direction of George Volk, second mate. George Hura was appointed crew leader, doing away with the practice of naming a new one each meeting.. John Bilak was officer of the deck. Others taking part were Joseph Pucker and Andrew Kraynak, as color boys and Harry Reed and Robert White, side boys. Andrew Kraynak will be officer of the deck next week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1939 --- PRESBYTERIANS SET TO INSTALL ELDERS --- Six Church Officials Take over Duties Tomorrow --- Six elders-elect of the Presbyterian Church here will be officially installed at services tomorrow at 11 AM in the church with the pastor the Rev. W. B. Purnell, incumbent elders and church trustees taking part.. Elders to be installed are Malcolm Murray, Lewis Seif, Harry Breen, Ralph Claypool, Thomas Lapsley and William Rankin.. Incumbents elders scheduled to assist in the service are Frank Finney, John Lapsley and Dr. E. L. Erhard. P. S. McMullen and A. E. Lapsley, honorary life-time elders, complete the church session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 2, 1939 Strike Looms, Plant Closes Shutdown for Business Reasons, Head Says The Glassport plant of Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. will shut down tomorrow "until about the middle of the month for business reasons," W. B. N. Brookes, superintendent, said today on the eve of a general strike scheduled to go into effect at the plant at midnight. Mr. Brookes said the closing of the plant has nothing to do with the present labor trouble in the plant. The mill, operating at about 35 to 40 percent capacity, has been closing down periodically for the past year or more because of poor business conditions, he said. The union meanwhile was preparing for a strike at midnight, when a 15 percent wage cut, announced by the company, is scheduled to go into effect. The present contract between the union and the company also expires at that time. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter January / February / March 2014. Original McKeesport Daily News.

March 2, 1939, page 12 Naser Speaks On Character Building of good character was emphasized as an important job in a high school boy's life by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser at a meeting of the Hi-Y yesterday in Glassport High School. Mr. Naser, speaking on "The Challenge to Youth," said the Hi-Y was one of the organizations that could do a lot in helping to build worthwhile characters in its members. President Steve Milkovich presided. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter January / February / March 2014. Original McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1939, page 1 Glassport Plant Down Officials of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. plant at Glassport and its SWOC Local No. 1306 today were marking time in a wage dispute following the closing of the plant at midnight. The 11 p.m. shift did not report for work and all production activity. Brookes' Statement W. B. N. Brookes, assistant to the plant president, said: "We can make no statement today regarding possible re-opening of the plant. One of our reasons for closing is the continuation of our policy of stopping operations from time to time to accumulate orders." A conference between plant and union officials late yesterday resulted in a "gentlemen's agreement" that the plant would stop operations and that the union in turn would not picket, according to Mayor Elmer J. Maloy, of Duquesne, a union representative. Local No. 1306 had plans completed to go on strike if the plant were not closed. Members of the local were warned against any violence by their president, K.P. Jones…Source McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter January / February / March 2014. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 14, 1939, page 1 Workers Get Call To Jobs in Glassport Foundry Officials Issue Statement; Union to Reject Summons The Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp., still deadlocked with its SWOC Local No. 1306 over a proposed wage cut, will begin operations at its Glassport plant, probably Monday, officials declared today. In announcing their stand the corporation officials said they had tried for "two months to obtain an amicable settlement of our request for a temporary adjustment in wages" and that they have been forced to start operations "at wage rates that will permit us to stay in business." Compromises Rejected Both corporation and union officials stated that compromise proposals have been rejected. The corporation originally asked for a blanket 15 percent wage cut which the union refused to accept. A company official said the union had refused a compromise proposal calling for a 10 percent reduction for hourly workers and a reduction for piece-rate workers "to bring the wage level down to the average in the foundry industry." Howard Artle and K. P. Jones, co-chairman of the union, asserted that the corporation refused to agree to set up a joint union-plant committee to investigate the "average piece-work rates throughout the industry" and to use the findings as a basis for further negotiations. [there's more to this article I didn't type] Source McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter January / February / March 2014. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 18, 1939, Page 14 [a lengthy article I edited it] Work Delayed On Water Job Line Extension Promised Within Few Weeks Work is expected to get underway within a few weeks on a 2200 foot water-line extension project in the Summit Ave. hill district, according to H. W. Schofield, manager of the Monongahela Valley Water Co. Mr. Schofield said today work on the project is being held up pending a report from the borough on the location of fire hydrants along the proposed water line. He said he expected the project would be completed this spring. The water company promised the borough in a letter last year that the water line would be extended in the Summit Ave. region after the borough had paid a delinquent water bill of approximately $10,000. Residents in the area affected by the extension told Council recently that they water forced in some cases to carry water from neighbors because of the lack of adequate supply under the present set-up. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 18, 1939, Page 14 Boat Job Nearing Completion Here Project Will Cost Students $75; Five Boys Do Work An 18-foot motor boat being built by five students in Glassport High School will be completed in about a month, according to Bruno Lorenzi, faculty sponsor of the project. He said the sides would be completed this week, with finishing of the inside scheduled next. He said the approximate $75 cost of the project, exclusive of the motor, was being borne by the boys building the boat. Boys building the motorboat ate Steve Milkovich, Eugene Edmundson, William Boyle and Milfred Snyder, seniors and Harry James, sophomore. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1939, Page 1 [a lengthy article I edited it] Copperweld Pact Signed CIO Contract Renewed; Stalemate at Foundry A contract agreement was signed today by union representatives at Copperweld Steel Co.'s Glassport plant while contract differences continued a seven weeks' labor strife by the neighboring Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. works. President S. E. Bramer, of Copperweld, at noon today announced that representatives of the 75 men who work at his plant had accepted a new one-year contract. The agreement was drawn at a conference of union and company officials in the plant, ending a three-month negotiation. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 22, 1939, Plans Indefinite Plans for resuming operations at the steel foundry plant were announced by the company as "indefinite" after the company rejected a compromise offer made by the union. The unions' proposal was announced after members voted to reject what the company had termed was its "final" offer. No labor troubles were encountered during the period the new contract was under negotiation, Mr. Bramer said. These contract negotiations have been stalemated since the plant closed March 2, throwing 730 men out of work. The union returned to accept a contract carrying a 15 percent wage cut. The union this week refused to accept a compromise proposal to cut only the wages of piece cut [I can't read that word - not sure it is 'cut'] workers 15 percent and reduce those of hour workers 7½ percent. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1939 --- 103 ARE SET FOR ANNUAL GRADUATION --- Commencement Program Is Listed Here Tonight --- Practical demonstrations of the work taught students in Glassport High School will be presented at the annual commencement program today at 8:30 PM in the school auditorium. A total of 103 seniors will be graduated.. A series of skits and individual selections, prepared by students and teachers in various departments, will be included on the program. "Training for life" is the commencement subject.. Additional parts of the program include processional and recessional by the high school orchestra, welcome by President Arthur Frankiewicz of the graduating class, remarks by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser, presentation of the class by Roy M. Hickes, school principal, and presentation of diplomas by Samuel J. Dudley Sr., president of the School Board.. Skits to Be Presented.. Work of the commercial department will be illustrated in a skit, "Office Procedure," with the following taking part: Estella Bartlett, Stella Budnick, Faustina Como, Dorothy Heiser, Sylvia Murray, Jo Ann Nemeth and Alice Shyosky. Additional departments of the school taking part, title of the skit, and characters include: Industrial arts, "Home and Industry," Helen Bodus, William Boyle, Raymond Dyer, Eugene Edmundson, Samuel Knox, Leo Koistinen, Albert Mauritz and Idwal Williams; science, "Termit Process," William Brooks and Jack Kargle; home economics, "Home Makers," Ruth Daniels, Edith Delfine, Margaret Novak and Mildred Trbovich; social studies, "Why War?" Bernt Alex, Charlotte Sharkey, Alice Shtosky and Steve Spolar; mathematics, "Inaccessible Distance," Robert Carpenter, Michael Hilko, Donald McMullen and Kent Milton; foreign language, "La Suprise d'Isidore," Eleanor Clark, Helen Czarnecki, Robert Evans, Alfonse Ferrara and June Resnik.. The girls chorus singing two selections to demonstrate the work of the music department will include Alice Babiak, Maybelle Baldwin, Helen Bodus, Eleanor Clark, Nina Coen, Rose Dulisse, Betty Hammel, Ella Mae Jacobs, Margaret Janitor, Evelyn Michaels, Sylvia Murray, Virginia Naser, Jo Ann Nemeth, Margaret Novak, Helen Quering, June Resnik, Dolores Roven, Elizabeth Saffa, Charlotte Sharkey and Angeline Zupi.. Picnic Tomorrow.. Work in the speech parts will be illustrated by individual selections by Virginia Naser and Miriam Purnell. The two girls won honors in forensic competition during the regular school year Miss Naser will give an original oration, "Let's Go Slumming," and Miss Purnell will read a selection of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew.". The program was presented early today for students to permit parents to attend the evening commencement.. The commencement program was arranged under the general direction of C. J. Milroth of the high school faculty.. Today is the last day of school for Glassport public school students although the majority are expected to attend the annual picnic tomorrow at Olympia Park.. A special picnic train tomorrow will leave Ninth St. at 9:15 AM, Sixth St. at 9:20 and Harrison St. at 9:25. Returning, the train will leave the park at 8:50 PM. All times are a daylight saving. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 29, 1939 5th St. Work Is Completed 37 Men Are Transferred to Erie Ave. Project Fifth St. WPA project, begun last year, was completed yesterday at an approximate cost of $300 to this borough, John Kollar, chairman of the street committee said today. Work done included relaying of Belgian blocks near the curb, re-trimming and relaying the curb, installing French drain, and rebuilding the catch basin. The 37 men working on the project when it was completed have been transferred to Erie Ave. And the stone quary. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1939 --- STUDENTS GET MERIT AWARDS --- Safety Patrol Members Are Honored --- Forty-two merit certificates are being awarded today to members of the student safety patrols in four Glassport schools.. The certificates are presented by the McKeesport Automobile Club, co-sponsors of student safety patrols throughout the district. Students in the following schools are being awarded certificates: St. Cecelia, Holy Cross, Second Ward and Third Ward.. The patrols were organized here last fall as a new project, sponsored jointly by the automobile club, school authorities and the local police. Individuals chiefly responsible for the patrols are A. F. Quick, secretary and manager of the automobile club; Police Chief Clarence Urbanski, Burgess Joseph Faix and Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser.. Chief Urbanski said: "The fine work done by the patrols during the school year in patrolling crossings you shown by the safety record during the year. Not a single child was hit by an auto while the patrols were on duty.". The patrol and he school is headed by a captain with two sergeants and patrolmen under his direction. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- WPA PROJECT AT NEW HIGH --- Expansion Plans for Sewing Work Here --- With WPA work being curtailed generally throughout the country, Glassport WPA sewing project is operating at its highest level and is planning a program of expansion, according to Mrs. William Hutton, supervisor of the project here.. Mrs. Hutton reported 29 workers employed on the project, an increase of several over a month ago for the largest payroll since project began a year and a half ago with five employees A general increase in the number employed on the project is expected during the remainder of the year, she said.. Full-time personnel at the project at present includes 24 seamstresses, clerk, timekeeper, supervising seamstress, repairman and janitor and Mrs. Hutton. The employees on the project gets 16 days work per month.. Workers range in age from 21 to 60 years and the majority furnished their own sewing machines, Mrs. Hutton said. Turn-over among the workers is small with the majority of those working now employed a year ago. The project is operating under a $27,800 budget received from the federal government Borough Council and the School Board also assist the project. The women's and children's garments made by the sewers are distributed to Glassport needy. The demand continues to exceed the supply, with the demand particularly heavy the past few weeks owing to the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry plant here being closed, Mrs. Hutton said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- AWARDS PRESENTED TO STUDENTS HERE --- Legion Medals Given 8th Graders in St. Cecelia School --- Two eighth- grade students in St. Cecelia School here today were given medal awards by Commander Raymond Wawrezniak of the Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 for outstanding qualities of leadership and scholarship.. The awards were made to Frank Rommel Jr. and Mildred Shandor. The recipients of the Legion medals, awarded each year to a boy and a girl in each of the borough's eighth grades, are selected by vote of the students.. Medals were awarded earlier in the year to James Brooks and Martha King of the public school eighth grade. Awards have not yet been made in Holy Cross School. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- Auxiliary to Elect --- Election of officers and delegates to the annual state Legion convention is listed at a meeting of the Glassport American Legion Auxiliary today at 8:30 PM in the post home. The new officers will be installed in October. Mrs. Jane Jackina will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- Church Fete July 1 --- Plans were made to hold a lawn fete on July 1 at a meeting of the official board in the Methodist church last night. The affair to be held on the church lawn, will be in charge of Melvin J. Naser, Hengust Robinson and Thomas Granger. The pastor, the Rev. Ronald Moseley, resided at the board meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- Lodge Heads to Meet --- Glassport Odd Fellows will be posted at a meeting of district lodge deputies today at 8 PM in the Monongahela Ave. home. Max Klein, noble grand of the local organization, will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- Aid Meets Tonight --- Ladies Aid and Missionary Society of St. John's Lutheran Church will meet today at 8 PM in the church with Mrs. Harry Reed in charge of the missions study. Mrs. Thomas Rushe and Mrs. Oscar Bring will be in charge of lunch and Mrs. John Hart, president will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1939 --- HEADS NAMED BY AUXILIARY --- Mrs. McCusker President of Legion Group --- Mrs. Hugh McCusker was elected president of Glassport Auxiliary to American Legion Post No. 443 at a meeting last night in the Legion Hall. She will replace Mrs. Jane Jackina at installation services scheduled for October.. Other officers named include Mrs. Jackina, first vice president; Mrs. Dorothy Fox, second vice president; Mrs. Gladys Clague, secretary; Mrs. Maidee Babyak, treasurer; Mrs. Ruth Seigfreid, historian; Mrs. Catherine Zuppi, chaplain and Mrs. Frank Ducay, sergeant-at-arms.. Delegates name to the Allegheny County Auxiliary Council for Mrs. Gladys Clague, Mrs. Catherine Zuppi and Mrs. Mary Thomas. Alternates are Mrs. Dorothy Fox, Mrs. Frank Ducay and Mrs. Mary Pavol.. Mrs. Emma Schwerha was elected official delegate to the annual Auxiliary state convention to be held in Williamsport in August. The local group will also send Mrs. Jackina. Alternates named were Mrs. Maidee Babyak and Mrs. Gladys Clague.. Plans were made to hold a basket picnic on June 25 in Clairton City Park. Chairmen of the affair are Mrs. Babyak and Mrs Hugh McCusker. Members of the Legion post and their families are to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1939 --- HEADS NAMED BY AUXILIARY --- Mrs. McCusker President of Legion Group -- Mrs. Hugh McCusker was elected president of Glassport Auxiliary to American Legion Post No. 443 at a meeting last night in the Legion Hall. She will replace Mrs. Jane Jackina at installation services scheduled for October.. Other officers named include Mrs. Jackina, first vice president; Mrs. Dorothy Fox, second vice president; Mrs. Gladys Clague, Secretary; Mrs. Maidee Babyak, treasurer; Mrs. Ruth Seigfreid, historian; Mrs. Catherine Zuppi, chaplain and Mrs. Frank Ducay, sergeant-at-arms.. Delegates named to the Allegheny County Auxiliary Council were Mrs. Gladys Clague, Mrs. Catherine Zuppi and Mrs. Mary Thomas. Alternates are Mrs. Dorothy Fox, Mrs. Frank Ducay and Mrs. Mary Pavol.. Mrs. Emma Schwerha was elected official delegate to the annual Auxiliary state convention to be held in Williamsport in August. The local group will also send Mrs. Jackina. Alternates named for Mrs. Maidee Babyakand Mrs. Gladys Clague.. Plans were made to hold the basket picnic on June 25 in Clairton City Park. Chairmen of the affair are Mrs.Babyak and Mrs. Hugh McCusker. Members of the Legion post and their families are to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1939 --- WATER LINE IS LAID HERE --- Project on Hill Nears Completion -- A total of 2200 feet of a water line extension project in Glassport hill district has been completed, with 600 feet remaining to be laid, it was reported today.. Work is being done by the Monongahela Valley Water Company, with engineer's fees the only cost to the borough. Scraping of Aurora and Summit Avenues is being held up by the street department until the project is completed, Street Commissioner Frank L. Tacik said.. Scraping of Iowa and Pacific Avenues was completed this week by the street department, leaving Summit and Aurora Avenues the only streets remaining on a project begun several weeks ago. The street department is beating for red dog in an abandoned coal mine on Century Avenue to be used as a surface for borough streets, Tacik reported.. Work is underway on Frank Alley, with crushed stone being used as a base in place of ties. A granulated slag surface is planned for the street. The project, including a new drain, is expected to be completed within three weeks.. General cleanup of the borough will be completed this week, with a small amount of work remaining in the third Ward. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1939 --- I. O. O. F. HOST --- District Lodge Officials Hold Meeting Here --- About 20 I. O. O. F. district deputies held a meeting in Glassport Odd Fellows Hall last night, following a meeting of the local Lodge No. 147. Ralph Dudley, of the Glassport lodge presided.. Social committee last night, headed by Samuel Dudley Sr., also included John Daniels, Walter Case Jr. and Leslie Hoffman.. The lodge building committee will meet next Thursday to make plans for a series of summer social events to help raise money for a proposed new lodge home here. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 20, 1939, Page 8 50 Attend School To Learn Baseball About 50 Glassport boys under 14 years are attending the week-old baseball school conducted three times weekly on the Ninth St. field as part of a WPA recreation project, it was reported by Alex Martella, the instructor. Free instruction is given boys on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Members of the Copperweld team in the Mon-Yough League are assisting Martella in the instruction. Plans are being made to take a group of boys to Pittsburgh to see the Pirates play at Forbes Field later in the summer. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 25, 1939, Page 12 Board Gets Free Labor For Schools Free labor from the local relief rolls to do work for Glassport school system will probably be available about Aug. 1 Solicitor C. Harold Skodol told members of the School Board at an adjourned session last night. Skodol reported on a meeting attended yesterday in Pittsburgh with state and local municipal and school officials to discuss setting up operation of a recent action of the State Legislature that those on relief be made available where possible for work in connection with public institutions. Pay Prevailing Wages The schools must furnish supervision, materials and tools, according to Skodol. Prevailing wages in private industry will be paid, but a worker may not receive more than the amount he is receiving on relief. Painting, minor repairs, watching and janitoring duties were listed among the types of work possible to have done under the plan, Skodol pointed out. He added that if a WPA project ban be made of the work, it is not eligible for aid under the state plan. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 26, 1939, Page 12 Naser Lists Grad Study Approximately 58 percent of the graduates of Glassport High School in 1937 are now employed, according to a survey made by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser. Another study of the class of 1933 shows that 50 percent of the class of 1933 are married and only 9 percent are unemployed. The study of the 1937 graduates' shows about 20 of the 78 members of the class are still looking for work. Seven of the 60 who answered the questionnaire are continuing study or training. Of those employed, the greatest percentage are working in district mills, the survey showed, with work in stores second in popularity. One member of the class in employed as a bartender. The study of those graduating five years ago revealed that three of the 44 members of the class responding are teachers, one is a nurse and one is on WPA. Only four of the group said they were actually unemployed. Seven finished college and one completed a nurses training course. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 26, 1939, Page 12 Tax Ruling Made Here Glassport churches today faced additional expenses from an unexpected source, following rulings by borough and school solicitors that church buildings, unless attached directly to the church, are subject to taxation. The practice locally in the past has been to exempt parsonages and other church property, along with the church, according to Delinquent Tax Collectors Grover C. DeLaney and Andrew Granger. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 29, 1939, Page 1 Lightning Hits Glassport School Lightning struck and dismantled the chimney of the Glassport High School during a brief but heavy thunder and electrical storm which visited the district this morning. The bolt struck the school stack at the top and ripped bricks for the entire length, causing extensive damage. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1939, Page 2 Woman Ready For 1939 Fair Fair time is prize-winning time for Mrs. Martin J. Kantorczyk, of Summit Ave., Glassport, who is now hard at work preparing more than 50 entries for the seventh annual Allegheny County Free Fair opening Aug. 29 at South Park. Mrs. Kantorczyk has won 120 ribbons and medals in the six years she has competed at the fair, including 42 prizes last year for fruit, flowers, vegetables, canning and baking. This year she plans to increase her chances by preparing entries for needle craft and rug-make divisions. Table cloths, doilies, pillow cases and rag rugs are a few of the articles she will enter this year for the first time. September 2, 1939, Page 13 Glassporters Fair Winners Mrs. Kantorczyk, Marini Take 50 Ribbons Two Glassporters were among the prize winners at the annual County Fair being held this week at South Park. The family of Mrs. Martin Kantorczyk reported she had received more thanSeptember 6, 1939, page 16 50 prizes, with some of her entries still t be judged. Mrs. Kantorczyk, who took 42 awards last year, exhibited canned goods farm products, flowers and needlework. Her specialty is canning; Mrs. Kantorczyk lives on Summit Ave. Louis Marini, 20, of 629 Vermont Ave., won an award for his novelty woodcraft exhibit and a special merit award for his coffee table. Marini, a graduate of Glassport High School, displayed a total of 112 pieces of woodcraft. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 6, 1939, Page 16 [slightly edited as it was under a picture & referred to the photo] Backs And Beef At Glassport High School Glassport High's Gladiators have a quintet of classy buckfield men this year as they prepare to defend their W. P. I. A. L. Class B Title. The boys who will take care of the ball-toting duties [are] Chuck Mihalko, Glenn Biddle, "Ducky" Melcarsky, John Wiernicki and Alex Carapella. Three of Coach Roy Hickes hefty linemen [have] a combined weight of 616 pounds. They are: Eugene Popa, 210; Morris Harris, 203; Burton Hays, 203. Glassport opens its season tomorrow night at Cycler Park against Rostraver. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 7, 1939, Page 9 Family United By War Scare Parents, Son Together; Apart 8 Years A 10-year-old Polish youth today was united with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Casimir Przybysz, of 613 Indiana Ave., for the first time since he was a baby. The Przybyszes, born in Poland, decided to come to America nine years ago and left their only child, Bogumil-then 15 months old- with a relative in Warsaw. A few weeks ago, when it looked like war would break out between Poland and Germany, the couple decided to send for their only son. He left Poland on Aug. 24 on the Polish liner Batory and arrived here yesterday. Bogumil had never seen his two sisters, Helen, 6, and Teresa, 8, born in this country,. He will enter the Holy Cross School here in the third grade. Classes are taught in Polish so the war refugee expects little difficulty in keeping up with his work. Mr. Przybysz is a mill worker. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1939, Page 12 Board Admits Wert Students Clairton Residents to Continue in H.S. Glassport School Board last night admitted on Clairton resident to the high school tuition free and approved admission of another on agreement by the parents to pay the $90 annual tuition. Both are children of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Wert, former residents here, who recently moved to Clairton. The parents asked permission of the board to continue their children, Dorothy a junior and Grant a senior, in the Glassport High School. The board approved admission of four Lincoln Township residents upon agreement that the township School Board pay their tuition. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 14, 1939, Page 1 Copperweld to Build New $2,000,000 Plant Construction of New Electric Steel Division Planned; May be Built in Glassport; Uptrend Seen in Industry Here Plans for a 2,000,000 electric steel plant were announced today by officials of the Copperweld Steel Co., of Glassport. The announcement of the new steel plant was made as a general upswing in steel orders marked the McKeesport district industrial outlook. Location of Copperweld's new plant, which will employ between 350 and 500 men, was not announced by officials. The new plant, for production of alloy steel, is scheduled to start production "not later than next March" one official said. Investigate Sites "We don't know yet just what site we will pick. Until we have investigated all angles to the erection of this plant, there will be no definite site picked. "Construction of the new plant will begin as quickly as possible." It has been reported that the new steel plant may be erected in Ohio. Glassport is also a possibility for the plant site. The new plant will have a capacity of 100,000 tons of alloy steel per year and its production will be used solely for the manufacture of Copperweld's patented wire. It will be erected under contract. Carloadings Climb The Allegheny Regional Board estimated 775,548 cars would be needed to handle Pittsburgh district revenue freight loadings for the final three months of the year. The figure is 12 percent above the 692,016 cars actually used by shippers of Western Pennsylvania. Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia in the like 1938 period. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 4, 1939, page 16 Plant Plans H. S. Classes Copperweld Will Reopen School Project Vocational classes sponsored by the Copperweld Steel Co., are expected to get under way here later this month in the high school, according to C. W. Holmquist, superintendent. Activities in connection with opening anew plant unit in Warren, O., are delaying definite plans for the opening, he indicated. Plans call for the classes to be conducted similar to last year when the project was inaugurated with the Glassport school district and the state as co-sponsors with Copperweld. The classes are primarily for employes of the sponsoring plant, although local residents working elsewhere may be admitted in limited numbers, Mr. Holmquist said. The classes will be in charge of F. P. Townsend, works engineer. Classes will probably be held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in practical electricity, elementary metallurgy, mechanics and mathematics. Instructors will be supplied by the plant. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 10, 1939, page 14 Pinball Ordinance Tabled Again by Borough Council Tax Ordinance Revived; Solons Divided on License Fee An ordinance to license pinball machines in the borough was aired at a meeting of Glassport Council last night for the second time this year, and then tabled when the solons could not agree on what action to take. The matter was brought to the attention of Council by President Joseph Hornfeck who said "the borough needs money and I think placing a tax on pinball machines is a good way to raise it, especially since other municipalities seem to be doing it." Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss suggested a committee be appointed to study the matter further before definite action is taken on passing the ordinance. In answer to a question on whether the borough could ban the machines altogether he added: Unreasonable, Weis Says "Pinball machines have been declared a game of pleasure when not used for gambling by the courts. It therefore seems that the borough cannot outlaw them and also cannot pass a license law with a prohibitive fee. He said he believed $25 was an unreasonable amount." "Numbers and horse racing tickets are sold here with no profit to the merchants. Why should we pick on legitimate merchants who make something on the machines and put on a prohibitive or heavy tax?" Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 10, 1939, page 14 Solons Air Complaints Council to 'Investigate' Michigan Ave. Glassport Council's street committees will investigate repairs reportedly needed on Michigan Ave. Saturday at 2 p.m., it was decided last night. The matter was aired when Michael Petrula complained to Council that water from the street was washing over his property causing damage. President Joseph Hornfeck said WPA refuses to continue work on the street after having spend a reported $100,000 to date in previous attempts to repair the street. He added that the borough was not financially able to spend much money on the street. October 7, 1939, page 7 Tax Report Is Released Forty-five percent of the borough and 49 percent of the school 1939 tax duplicates have been collected through noon on Sept. 30 it was revealed today I the September tax report released by Tax Collector Joseph Witkowski. Mr. Witkowski said about $25,000 was collected on Sept 30 from noon until closing, although it will not be entered until the October report because of the bank closing at noon. The additional amount brought collections well above the 50 percent mark on both duplicates, he said. Those paying on the borough duplicate saved #1330.51 during September by taking advantage of a 5 percent discount. The borough tax is now due at face and the school duplicate at a 5 percent penalty. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1939 --- CLASS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS --- Mrs. Rankin Named Head of Church Group --- Mrs. Edna Rankin was elected president of the Philanthea Class of the Presbyterian Church at a class meeting last night in the church She replaces Mrs. Dorothy Holmquist, who moved from the borough.. Other officers elected include: Mrs. Lynn Self, vice president; Mrs. Emma Ardinger, secretary; Mrs. Lois King, assistant secretary; Mrs. Vivian Lapsley, treasurer; Miss Alice Jessop, assistant treasurer; Mrs. Grace Purnell, teachers and Miss Lillian Hudson, assistant secretary.. Mrs. Blanche Noss, a past president, presided. Hostesses were Mrs. Emma Ardinger, Miss Alice Jessopand Mrs. Eva Morrison. Mrs. Frank Finney was in charge of devotions.. Next meeting will be followed by a Christmas party on Dec. 14 in the church Members will exchange gifts. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1939 --- 26 IN CONTEST FOR IDEAL GIRL --- Field Reduced by Hi-Y Group in H. S. --- The contest being sponsored by the Hi-Y of Glassport High School to choose "Miss Ideal Hi-Y Girl" as narrowed to a field of 26 students, it was reported today by Lawrence Roscoe, president of the group.. From the 26 girls, five will be selected, each best representative of the following traits: Personality, fashion, athletic, intelligence and beauty, Roscoe said. The ideal girl with the chosen from the five finalists by vote of Hi-Y members and announced on Nov. 17.. Those selected to date and the classification they represent include: Personality, Nell Getian, Margaret Davis, Gladys Penny, Beatrice Herrick, Rosetta Carroll and Marjorie Ingraham; fashion, Mary Frobuck, Betty Conley, Fern Pryor, Virginia Bisset, Betty Quinn, Edna Ashton and Virginia Hanley.. Athletic, Margaret Zurenda, Barbara Bilak, Betty Cothery, Betty McCracken, Edna Hall in Elizabeth Diglacomo; beauty, Edna Owen, Twila Lees, Sarah Naser, Louise Frobouck, Betty Orbin and Mary Yablonsky.. Nancy Hardy was the only nominee listed under the intelligence division "because she gets such good marks that no one else would stand a chance," according to Roscoe.. A group of Hi-Y members attended a district Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y meeting at Jeanette last night. Those making the trip were Kalinon Vozar, faculty sponsor of the local group; Lewis Leria, Jerry Schnelzer, Kenneth Robley and Stanton White. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 15, 1939, page 16 Plans Revived For New Road Interest Is Renewed in County Project A committee appointed by Glassport Council President Joseph Hornfeck, is investigating the possibility of reviving count support for a Glassport-Port Vue-Liberty Borough Road. Mr. Hornfeck said today the project has been shelved by the borough temporarily because of failure to secure county assistance until damage waivers are secured from all affected property owners. He said certain property owners have refused to sign the waivers. The matter was brought to the attention of the borough again upon receipt of a communicator from Port Vue that officials of that borough were willing to meet with representatives of Glassport to discuss the project. Committee named to investigate the proposed road project includes David Herlehy, Robert Shaw and John Heidish. Original plan sought by Glassport called for the county to pay for construction of the road, with maintenance cost to be borne by the boroughs affected. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 8, 1939, page 48 Wire Plant At Capacity Copperweld Steel Co., Glassport today is operating at 100 percent capacity with the outlook for the future "very good", according to President S. E. Bramer. Mr. Bramer contacted at Warren, O., where he Is supervising erection of an electric steel furnace plant which will furnish the company with raw steel bars, said business had picked up to such an extent, particularly in the last three months, that all production units are now working at capacity. He added that plans are proceeding "smoothly" in work on the Warren plant and that present arrangements call for production to get under way in the Ohio city in February. Mr. Bramer said new buildings totaling 300,000 square feet of floor space are being erected in addition to remodeling abandoned buildings one used for an iron works. He added that each of the approximate 750 Glassport employes will be given a Christmas turkey later in the month in keeping with an annual custom. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- SOLONS DELAY BUDGET MEET --- Council Session Listed for Dec. 27 --- A 1940 budget for Glassport Borough with total appropriations about $85,000 or slightly higher and the current 13-mill assessment rate retained, was forecast at an informal session of councilmen last night.. The discussion was held by David Herlehy, chairman of the finance committee, President Joseph Hornfeck, Thomas Reed and John Heidish when a quorum field to a year for a regularly scheduled continued session of Council.. President Hornfeck re-scheduled the meeting for Dec. 27, at which time the new budget will probably be adopted and giving first reading to permit final adoption before two members are sworn in at the reorganization meeting on Jan. 6.. Maximum appropriation possible under state law with Glassport's total assessed property evaluation of $6,939,468 is $90,000, making it mandatory that he budget be adopted similar to last year when $87,688.05 was allocated by the solons for the various departments, it was pointed out.. Herlehy indicated he favored cuts in appropriations were possible and said he believed the amounts set up for the street department and for the WPA could be cut. Amount necessary for debt service to maintain sinking funds will remain at about $33,000.. Heidish said he would propose to Council early next year that open meetings of the important committees be held every month to clear details and hear complaints in order to permit speeding up the regular Council sessions. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- SCHOOLS PLAN FOR HOLIDAYS --- Classes out Tomorrow, Friday --- First in a series of five school Christmas programs schedule before classes adjourn tomorrow afternoon for the holidays, will be held by grades 5 and 6 of the Third Ward School this afternoon in Glassport High School.. The lower grades in the Third Ward School and the First and Second Ward Schools will hold their programs tomorrow morning. Parents and friends of students can attend the annual Yule program of the high school tomorrow at 1:15 PM in the school auditorium.. Program will include the play, "Why the Chimes Rang," selection by the girls Glee Club and additional musical selections. Visitors are asked to sit in the balcony, school officials said. Classes in the four public schools will be resumed on Jan 2.. Classes will be dismissed on Friday at 4 PM in the Holy Cross School and resumed in on Jan. 2, according to the Rev. Alexander Krajewski. A Christmas party for students is scheduled Friday afternoon and a student Yule play will be given at 3 and 7 PM on Dec. 26 in the school hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- 90 BASKETS PACKED HERE --- Student Group Will Aid Borough's Needy --- Ninety Christmas baskets were packed for needy children in Glassport at a session of the Glassport High School Girl Reserves last night in the school library.. A candlelight service and the singing of Christmas carols was in charge of Rosetta Carroll Miss Kathryn Hardy, adult adviser of the group, read "The Gift of the Magi," by O. Henry.. Beryl Dulany and Fern Pryor were elected to attend a mid-winter conference of district Reserve groups next month. And inter-club council report was given by Lois Milton.. Lunch was served in charge of a committee headed by Sara Naser. Regular business session of the local group has been canceled this month, it was announced. Regular meetings will be resumed in January. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- SEAL SALES TOTAL $99 HERE TO DATE --- Final Report Available after Drive Closes on Dec. 24 --- Students and teachers in Glassport's four public schools have sold $99.46 worth of Christmas Seals, it was announced today by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser. The amount sold this year in the public schools is slightly under the $113.78 collected last year.. First prize for the most seals sold was taken by James Laughlin, of the Second Ward School, who turned in $13, Mr. Naser said. Second-place award went to Dolores Porto, of the junior-senior high school and third place was taken by Mary Mustatia, also of the junior-senior high school.. Final report from seals sold by students of the boroughs two parochial schools has not yet been made. The local seal sale will close here on Dec. 24, according to J. A. Lapsley, in charge of distribution. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- Rev. Purnell Is Honored By Members of 'Y' Class --- The Rev. W. B. Purnell, pastor of the Glassport Presbyterian Church, was honored at a Christmas party sponsored by members of a district Sunday School teachers class which meets regularly in the McKeesport YMCA.. Mr. Purnell, teacher of the group for the past two years, was presented a gift by the class. The party, held in the "Y," followed the regular lecture by Mr. Purnell. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1939 --- Church Heads Speakers at Rotary Session Here --- Representatives of three religious faiths, a Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi and a Protestant pastor will discuss the "Relation of Religion to Life Today" at a meeting of the Rotary Club today at 6:15 PM in the Presbyterian Church.. The speakers are Rabbi Jacob Rothchild, of Pittsburgh; Thomas Gearing, of Bridgeville and the Rev. W. B. Purnell, pastor of the Glassport Presbyterian Church. Mr. Purnell, a member of the club, is in charge of the program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1940 --- LODGE TO HOLD SUPPER JAN. 26 --- Rebekahs Initiate Class in February -- Plans were made fo a covered dish supper on Jan. 26 and a class initiation in February, at a meeting of Glassport Rebekah Lodge No. 563 last night in the I.O.O.F. Hall.. Committee in charge of the supper includes Mesdames Elizabeth Lostetter, Sadie Williams, Delphia Howard, Belle Close, Rebecca Lapsley, Anna Cappel, Viola McClelland, Anna Cochenour, Hazel Bell, Viola Granger and the Misses Zwlma Lostetter and LeElla Smith. The supper will start at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by a regular lodge meeting.. The lodge degree team of 22 members headed by Mrs. Alice Dudley, will be in charge of initiating the new class expected to include about five prospective members. The team will begin practicing for the affair also on Jan. 26.. Mrs. Clara Clark, of Duquesne gave a talk on Rebekah activities at last nights meeting and invited local members to attend an open-house program at the Rebekah home in Pittsburgh on Sunday, at which time state department officials will be present. Mrs. Hilda Dudley, chairman of the social committee, and her aides were in charge of serving lunch. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 13, 1940 --- SHAW OUTLINES AIM OF SOLONS --- Councilmanic Committees To Meet Monthly -- Increased efficiency in committee operations and a closer watch on borough expenses will be carried out by Glassport Council as one of its major programs in 1940, President Robert Shaw said today.. A plan calling for each committee to hold an open meeting once a month to hear complaints from citizens and to transact minor business, suggested last year, will go into operation shortly, Shaw said.. The regular committee meetings should serve to eliminate personal complaints almost entirely from council meetings and permit the solons to speed up business and spend more time on important matters according to Shaw. The rules of Council are being amended to provide for the committee meetings.. A detailed program calling for greater efficiency in handling borough financial matters is being worked out by David Herlehy, chairman of the finance committee.. Among the proposals suggested by Herlehy are a monthly inventory of certain borough property, receipts for pay checks from borough employees, a maximum of five eight-hour days each week payed by the hour or corresponding time offf and elimination of purchases for the borough in the name of an employe.. Herlehy also proposes to put receiving boxes in the police station where reports can be left for each committee chairman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 13, 1940 --- Police Will Organize Revolver Club Sunday --- Organization of a revolver club among Glassport police and a limited number of outsiders i scheduled tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Municipal Bldg., according to Police Chief Clarence Urbanski.. A treasurer will be elected and plans made for converting a section of the Glassport High School basement into a shooting range, where the team will practice and hold matches with district and other teams. The team is expected to be limited to six or seven members. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 13, 1940 --- BOROUGH ENDS YEAR IN BLACK --- $19,000 in General Fund; $104,265.45 Spent -- Glassport Borough had a balance of $19,034.14 in the general fund as of Dec. 30, according to the annual report issued by Treasurer W. S. Kearney, re-elected by Council this week for another term.. The balance is $6000 more than the approximate $13,000 in the general fund a year ago, the report stated. Summary of expenses for the year showed the borough received $123,299.60 in 1939 and spent $104,265.46 in the same period.. The general fund will be increased by $2075.36, the amount collected by soliciter Samuel A. Weiss on municipal liens since the last report. The solicitor said he had collected a total of about $5500, saying saving Glassport taxpayers about $4000 in interest before the deadline for abating interest passed last week.. An additional revenue-producing ordinance goes into effect here on Monday when the pinball-licensing legislation becomes operative. Secretary John Hester reports 200 application blanks have been mimeographed by the borough and metal discs to be attached to each licensed machine have been secured. Money and applications are already being received, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 13, 1940 --- Lodge Supper Set --- Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge No. 941, will sponsor a supper for lodge and social members tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in headquarters, 725 Monongahela Ave. A dance will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight. January 13, 1940. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 13, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Polish-American Political Club will fete borough officials at a party on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. according to President Frank L. Tacik.. Johnny Reed's orchestra will furnish music at a dance to be spondored by Glassport Fraternal Order of Eagles as part of a family night observance tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. in the Allegheny Ave. lodge home.. Sunday School Board of St. John's Lutheran Church will meet tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the church with President John Hart in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- PINBALL FEE IS DELAYED --- Week's Grace Is Granted To Get License -- Enforcement of Glassport's pinball ordinance, scheduled to go into effect today, will be postponed a week or so to permit filing of additional applications, according to Secretary John Hester.. Ten applications have been received to date, with additional forms expected in today, Hester said. The $25 annual fee required for each machine operated in the borough must be paid in full before the application is accepted. No provision is made in the ordinance for payment of the fee in installments, Hester said.. Two hundred application forms have been printed on the high school mimeographing machine and 100 discs to be attached to each licensed machine have been secured as provided by the ordinance.. Borough officials estimate that the 50 machines reported in Glassport will be reduced in number especially in the hill district by those unwilling to pay for the license. Several owners told Hester they would remove their machines rather than pay the fee.. The ordinance provides a maximum fine of $50 each day an unlicensed machine is operated or a maximum of 30 days in jail in default of each day's fine. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- DUMP SITE IS VIEWED --- Incinerator Pushed By Borough Solons -- Borough Engineer Alex Hutchison today was scheduled to examine the Patterson estate property on the edge of Glassport as a possible site for an incenerator for the disposal of garbage and other refuse.. The action follows a meeting of Council last Thursday, at which time the solons were told by Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss that it was possible for the borough to take over the property as a dump site, provided plans for an incinerator there were made.. A motion was passed by Council authorizing a resolution to be drawn up approving the site for a location of an incinerator. Engineer Hutchison is expected to have a report at the next Council session on the approximate cost of an incinerator and the feasibility of constructing one on the Patterson property.. The borough is seeking a new dumping site as a result of a temporary contract for dumping with a property owner near the stone quarry, which may be terminated on a month's notice The borough has already been notified that a new dumping location will have to be found. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- EXPECT 4000 AT BALL HERE --- Dance Tonight Will Aid Polish Relief -- Largest crowd to attend a dance in Glassport since last year's President's Birthday Ball is expected at a benefit for Polish relief today at 9 p.m. in the Broadway Rink according to Burgess Joseph Faix, general chairman.. Bob Hall and his Collegians will furnish music until midnight, with a floor show and special entertainment at 10 p.m., it was announced by William Weiss, chairman of the entertainment committee.. An hour of card playing and a social are scheduled before the dance in charge of committees headed by Mrs. Mary Novak, Vincent Squires and Mrs. Irene Kass. Provisions are being made to accomodate a crowd of more than 4000.. The affair is being sponsored by the Commission for Polish Relief, Inc., Glassport division, organized here this fall to raise funds for Polish orphans and other sufferers of the German invasion of Poland last September. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- Plant Chorus Rehearses For Radio Performance --- Membership in the Copperweld Male Chorus will be boosted above 50 when an expected 15 new voices are added to the group at a rehearsal today at 8 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave.. Present enrollment is 36, according to director Earl Deremer. The chorus is rehearsing for its next public performance, an appearance on a Pittsburgh radio station next month. Date and time will be announced later. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- Class Meet Postponed --- Regular monthly meeting of the William H. Downing Bible Class of the Methodist Church, scheduled tomorrow, has been postponed indefinitely, according to President Thomas Granger. New meeting date will be set at the Sunday session of the class next week. Enrollment in the group, one of the largest Sunday School classes in the borough, has increased to 63, it was reported. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- WPA Inaugurates Classes In Music --- Instructor Furnished for Project In Presbyterian Church -- Free instructions on any musical instrument will be provided Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church with a trained WPA music teacher in charge it was announced today.. The project, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, will be continued each Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Any resident desiring musical instructions may attend the sessions. Instruments and music must be furnished by the pupils.. Albert C. Kunze, of McKeesport, will be the teacher. He has been in charge of a similar project in McKeesport for more than a year and previously had been a music teacher for more than 20 years. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- Health Board Re-elects Wible as Health Officer --- Peter Wible Sr. was re-elected health officer and Mrs. Irene Kass secretary at a special meeting of the Glassport Board of Health Saturday in the Municipal Bldg.. Dr. Thomas Richards was returned to the presidency. Nicholas Siudela, elected to the board by Council last week for a four-year ter, attended his first meeting. Other members of the board are Dr. E.L. Erhard, Phillip Eizenhafer and Mrs. Pearl Campbell. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 15, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Sunday School board of the Methodist Church will meet today at the home of the superintendent, Harry Byard of 1033 Vermont Ave.. Golden Hour Class of the Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. J. W. Robinson, of 315 Ohio Ave., with the president, Mrs. Alice Bassler, in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- SCARLET FEVER HITS MEMBER OF COUNCIL --- David Herlehy Stricken With First Case in Six Months -- Councilman David T. Herlehy is confined to his home today with scarlet fever, the first case of the disease in the borough for more than six months. His condition is reportedly improved.. Mr. and Mrs. Herlehy and two children of pre-school age are quarantined at their home, Ohio Ave. and Wall St. for 30 days. Five older children were removed to the home of a relative where they will be permitted to attend school.. The case is only the third of contagion reported here since early last July. Two cases of chicken-pox, one last month and one earlier in January, were the only other contagious disease cases, according to health records. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Students to See Movies Of Wild Life Tomorrow --- LeRoy Black, naturalist connected with Frick Park, Pittsburgh, will show moving pictures and lantern slides of bird and animal life at a junior assembly tomorrow at 2:40 p.m. in the Glassport High School Auditorium.. Two moving pictures will be shown, one on birds and the other on animals. The slides will show winter birds. The program is in charge of Miss Ruth Curtis' home room. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Dance Aides to Meet --- Committee in charge of a dance planned by the Odd Fellows Triple Link Club on Feb. 5 in the Broadway Roller Rink will meet this evening following the regular lodge meeting at 7:30 o'clock. John Reed, chairman, will preside. The lodge's building committee, headed by Harley Howard, will meet at the same time. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- New Pay Plan Approved By Health Aides Here --- Employees of Glassport's bureau of sanitation were told to increase their efficiency and cut expenses to the minimum as an aid in reducing the operating costs of the borough at a session of the health committee last night in the municipal building.. Following discussion of wages, Chairman John Heidish said it was agreed to ask council for a flat monthly salary arrangement for bureau employees, probably at the next session of the solons, to replace the present hourly pay plan. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Ninth St Field Flooded For Skating by Firemen --- Ice skating on the Ninth St. athletic field is possible today as the result of water frozen in a natural depression on the ground used by the high school as a footbal field in the fall.. The skating area, although limited in size, is as smooth as any lake or artificially frozen rink, skaters report. The project is the idea of William Hutton, former member of the Park Board which has jurisdiction over the field. The field was flooded by firemen from Reliance Hose Co. No, 2. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Team to Meet --- Plans for organizing the 1940 Polish National Alliance softball team will be discussed at a meeting of the sports committee of the lodge and members of last year's team today at 7 p.m. in the Polish Hall. Those interested in trying out for the team are also asked to report, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Buono Rally Speaker --- The Rev. J. W. Buono, pastor of the Methodist Church, will be the principal speaker at a rally of Monongahela Valley Brotherhoods on Thursday evening in the Elizabeth Methodist Church. Mr. Buono will speak on "Modern Magi." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 18, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church will sponsor a food demonstration Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Mrs. Andrew Granger is in charge of this project.. Any resident desiring free instructions on a musical instrument may report today at 6:30 p.m. to the Presbyterian Church, where Albert C. Kunse, of McKeesport, a WPA music teacher, is in charge of a class each Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. Annie Gillie Bible Class of the Methodist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Sunday School rooms instead of the home of Mrs. John Lust, as originally planned, due to illness in the latter household, it was announced by Mrs. Helen Wilkes, class president.. A special meeting of the E.M.O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church today at 7 p.m. in the church will be followed by a regular session of the Jane Downing Missionary Union at 8 p.m. in the same place.. George Snyder, newly - elected president of Citizens Hose Company No. 1 will preside at a meeting of the company today at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Bldg.. Junior League of the Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the church in charge of Richard Karnes, adult advisor.. Baptism for adults and children will be part of both the 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. services in the Methodist Church on Sunday, according to the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Buono, who will be in charge.. Mrs. R. D. Paul, president of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, will preside at the budiness session and lead devotions at a meeting of the group today at 7:45 p.m. in the church. Cohostesses will be Mrs. Jessie Campbell and Mrs. Margaret Ereen.. Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. Legion home. Commander Hugh McCusker will preside.. Auxiliary to Glassport's American Legion post will meet today at 8 p.m. in the post home with Mrs. Hugh McCusker, president, in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

Union Votes On Dividend - The Daily News, January 19, 1940, page 31 Stockholders Will Get 6 Percent Return A 6 percent dividend for the 550 members of the Copperweld Employes Federal Credit Union is scheduled for approval at the second annual meeting of stockholders tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Glassport High School; it was announced by President William Campes. The dividend will be the first to be declared since formation of the union a year and a half ago. The board of directors will recommend the dividend from the more than $750 in profits realized by the group to date. Approval by stockholders is expected to be a mere formality, Campes said. Also scheduled is the election of of four directors whose terms expire, four members of the credit committee, and three members of the supervisory committee. Officers of the organization will be elected later by the board. Three directors to be elected will serve two years and one will serve one year. The union, with assets of more than $19,000, has made more than 500 loans since its formation without loss of a cent, officers declare. The group was formed under federal supervision, to make small loans to employes at a low rate of interest. The only stockholders are employes of the Copperweld Steel Co. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 27, 1940 --- CHURCH PLANS FOR MOVIES --- Films to Be Presented By Methodists -- Two motion pictures will be shown in connection with the services. at the Glassport Methodist Church within the next week, according to the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Buono.. The better known of the two films, "The King of Kings," which shows the life of Christ, will be presented first on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and will be repeating each night until March 8. A short devotional service will be held at the time of each showing. Projectionists for the two movies which include sound effects will be Albert Herrmann, of McKeesport.. The picture is being released to churches throughout the country by the Christian Expansion organization, a non-sectarian group There will be no admission charge and the public can attend, Mr. Buono said.. The other film, which will show the work of the Methodist Church Union in Pittsburgh will be presented at the monthly family and fellowship night in the church tomorrow evening. The program will open at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish dinner served by the Hannah Henderson Bible Class.. The movies will follow in connection with a devotional hour to include special music. A recreational hour is also scheduled.. Change in the previously announced dates for baptism and reception of new members was made by the pastor. Baptism is planned on March 10 instead of March 3 and reception of members will take place on March 17, Palm Sunday, instead of March 10, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- SING TO BE GIVEN BY STUDENT GROUP --- High School Girl Reserves Meet Tonight in Library -- Girl Reserves of Glassport High School will sponsor the first of a proposed series of inter-class sings today at 8:15 p.m. in the school auditorium. Women spectators only will be admitted, it was announced.. Groups of girls from the various undergraduate classes will compete, with judges to select winners. The sing will follow a regular meeting of the Reserves at 7:30 p.m. in the school library with Nell Ghetian, president in charge.. The Travel group, one of the Reserve projects, will tour the Bell Telephone Co. plant in McKeesport tomorrow at 4 p.m. About 20 girls under the direction of Ernest Hixson, sponsor of the group, will make the tour. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- Supper, Dance Planned By Fireman's Auxiliary --- Auxiliary to Citizens Hose Company No. 1 will sponsor a robust beef supper on March 12 and a round and square dance on April 16, it was decided at a special meeting of the group last night.. The supper will be held in the Municipal Bldg., with service from 5 to 7 p.m. Mrs. Katherine Case will be chairman. The dance will be held in the Reliance Hose Company Hall with John Yulko's orchestra furnishing the music. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- Benifit Tonight --- Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 will sponsor a social and card party today at 3 p.m. in the company hall with Mrs. Joseph Hornfreck is general chairman. Proceeds will be used for the fire company's building fund. Lunch will follow. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- AID OBSERVES ANNIVERSARY --- Birthday Party Held for Mrs. Jackson -- Glassport Hebrew Ladies Aid Society combined combined observance of its 27th anniversary with a surprise birthday party for one of its members, Mrs. Michael Jackson, 70, last night in the auditorium of the Ohio Ave. synagogue.. Guests from out-of-town included Mrs. Bertha Kline, of McKeesport, and Mrs. George Kline, of Braddock, daughters of Mrs. Jackson; Mrs. Bertha Seigel, of McKeesport, a granddaughter of Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Ada Birrkrant, of McKeesport.. Installation of officers was also held, with Mrs. Charles Monheim replacing Mrs. Mildred Snyder as president. Mrs. Snyder retired after five years as president of the organization.. Other officers inducted in ceremonies in charge of Mrs. William Feldstein include Mrs. L. H. Jackson, first vice president; Mrs. Louis Palley, second vice president; Mrs. Morris Seigel, recording secretary; Mrs. Ben Miller, financial secretary; Mrs. Abe Raden, treasurer; Mrs. Simon Gross, social secretary and Mrs. Charles Hartzman social treasurer. Trustees inducted were Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Morris Schwartz and Mrs. George Jaskol.. Committee in charge of the banquet and party included Mrs. David Berkowitz, Mrs. Morris Seigel, Mrs. Jacob Lazar and Mrs. Samuel Papernick. A gift was presented Mrs. Jackson on behalf of the society. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- STREET AIDES MEET TOMORROW NIGHT --- Council Group to Hear Complaints From Citizens -- Monthly meeting of Council's street committee will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Bldg., with Chairman John Kollar in charge.. The session will be the second in a series of open meetings called primarily to hear complaints of citizens as part of a program initiated this year by Council President Robert Shaw for each councilmanic committee to hold an open meeting every month.. In addition to Chairman Kollar, members of the committee include Shaw and John Stinner. Street Commissioner Frank Tacik and street department employees will also attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 27, 1940 --- Amateur Show Tonight --- An amateur show program is scheduled at the weekly meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club today at 6:15 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church. Members of the club are to take part in the program. Evan Williams is general chairman of the affair. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- CHURCH SEEKS TO SLICE DEBT --- Methodist Club Airrs to Cut Mortgage -- A goal of 100 members is sought by the Mortgage Reducing Club being formed by the Glassport Methodist Church to help pay off the mortgage on the parsonage according to the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Bucho.. A total of 35 members has been secured to date in the drive in charge of a committee including Harry Byard, Howard Cole, Hengust Robinson, J. W. Robinson, Harvey Schauffler and Melvin J. Naser, treasurer of the group. A contribution of a dollar a month, in addition to the regular contribution to the church constitutes membership in the club.. Members of the committe pointed out that the church has paid $2100 in interest on the $2500 originally borrowed on the parsonage in 1924. Amount outstanding on the principal at present is $2125.. Interest in paying off the principal was revived recently after William H. Downing, a veteran church worker who was killed here several months ago, left $100 in his will to be applied to the mortgage. Church officials expect the amount to be paid off within two years if the enrollment sought is reached and maintained.. The mortgage note on the parsonage, located at 513 Ohio Ave., is held by the Bank of Glassport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- Schools Aiding in Drive For Paralysis Sufferers --- Glassport's march of dimes campaign to collect funds to fight infantile paralysis in connection with President Roosevelt's birthday celebration spread to the schools today after two days of street solicitation Friday and Saturday.. Boxes are being placed in the principal's office of the borough schools to receive contributions of teachers and students, according to Mrs. Irene Kass, local chairman here. Plans are also being made to exted the drive to the local mills, Mrs. Kass said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- Robb to Speak Here --- The Rev. Dr. E. E. Robb, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, McKeesport, will be the speaker at a Lenten preparatory service Friday at 7:45 p.m. in the Glassport Presbyterian Church. The service is in preparation for baptism reception of new members scheduled next Sunday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- METHODISTS PLAN ATTENDANCE DRIVE --- Bible Class Will Launch Contest Here on Feb. 1 -- Attendance contest sponsored by the William H. Downing Memorial Bible Class of the Methodist Church will be launched Feb. 1 to run for three months it was announced at the Sunday session of the class yesterday.. J. W. Robinson was named captain of one team to include all residents residing between the middle of Sixth St. and the McKeesport-Glassport line. His brother Hengust Robinson, will head the other team to include all residents in the remainder of the borough.. The contest will also serve as a membership campaign, because points will be awarded immediately for all new members attending, according to Thomas Granger, president of the class. Enrollment in the four-month-old class is 63, with the goal remaining at 100. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- Valentine Party Planned Feb. 9 by Rebekah Lodge --- Glassport Rebekah Lodge No. 563 will hold a Valentine party following the next business session on Feb. 9, it was announced by Mrs. Merna Hughes, noble grand. The affair will be in charge ofMrs. Louise Lynch and aides.. Initial degree practice of the new year also will be held following the next meeting in charge of Mrs. Alice Dudley, degree captain. Illness of Mrs. Dudley resulted in postponement of degree practice originally scheduled last week. The group will initiate a new class late in February. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- Second Semester Starts --- Second semester began today for students in Glassport's four public schools. Report cards with final marks for the first semester which ended last week were distributed to students at noon. Three more report periods remain before school is dismissed for the summer vacation, according to Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 29, 1940 --- League Game Tomorrow --- Glassport High School basketball team will be fighting to maintain its lead in Section 16 of the WPIAL, in the opening game of the second half season tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the gym here when it meets East McKeesport High. The local five was the winner in a previous meeting of the two teams. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1940 --- GLASSPORT GETS MEET --- Firemen's Convention Is Awarded Borough --- The 26th annual convention of Allegheny County Firemen's Assn., will be held in Glassport June 23-30, it was decided at an association meeting Saturday at Dormont.. Committee named by President George Snyder of Citizen Hose Company No. 1, to make arrangements for the district session includes Peter Wible, Thomas Reynolds, Edward Englert and Anthony Rizzo. Wible headed a delegation of firemen from No. 1 company, sponsors of the move to bring the convention to Glassport, which attended Saturday's meeting.. The delegates from county fire companies expected at the convention will hold their water battles an other athletic contests on the Ninth St. field. Permission will be sought to use the high school auditorium for a memorial service, according to Snyder. A parade will be a feature of the week's activities.. Glassport will also be the site of a monthly district association meeting on April 13.. President Snyder warned residents an merchants to demand credentials from those seeking funds in the name of the fire company. Fake solicitors have been active in the past when firemen have been seeking funds, according to Snyder.. Weekly social of the company will be held today at 8 p.m. in the Municipal Bldg. Proceeds will go toward a fund to help defray convention expenses. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1940 --- 60 Percent Operations Listed at Foundry Here --- Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. plant here is operating at about 60 percent capacity, with the outlook for the immediate future about the same, according to President F. Parker Wilson.. Mr. Wilson said he expected March to be a test month in general throughout the foundry industry "when the backlog of orders is taken up." He said the "so-called war boom has failed to bring in any appreciable new business." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1940 --- RELIEF AUXILIARY IS ORGANIZED HERE --- Women's Group to Sew Garments For Polish Refugees -- Mrs. Helen Wawrzeniak was named president of the newly organized Auxiliary to the Polish Relief Commission, Glassport branch, at a meeting yesterday in the Holy Cross Church parish hall.. The new group will meet each Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. in the parish hall to sew clothes for Polish refugees. Second hand clothes will also be received by the group. Anyone interested is eligible to join.. Other officers named at yesterday's meeting are Mrs. Martha Jablonska, vice president; Mrs. Mary Uziel, tresurer and Nellie Szotowicz, secretary. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Sunday School board of the St. John's Lutheran Church will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the church with the president, John Hart, in charge.. Council of St. John's Lutheran Church will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the church with Pastor Rev. A. G. Lansberry, in charge.. A practice session for the dartball team of Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the post home with Manager John Pavol in charge.. Charles Masso's home room will be in charge of a junior assembly program Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Glassport High School auditorium.. Valentine party for beginners and primary departments of the Presbyterian Sunday School was scheduled late this afternoon in the church with Miss Marian Pullin, Mrs. Prather Shuster and Mrs. Rene Moore in charge.. Mrs. Samuel Shoenberg will be hostess at a meeting of the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society today at 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ohio Ave. synogogue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- SOLONS DECIDE TO BUY TRACT --- 18-Acre Site Sought for Incinerator -- A Glassport Councilmanic committee meeting last night in the office of Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss, decided to purchase a portion of the Patterson property on which to build an incinerator, provided the owners can be induced to sell.. The group appointed Monday by Council President Robert Shaw, included members of the health and finance committees in addition to Solicitor Weiss. It was decided to offer to buy 18 acres of the 134-acre tract.. Weiss was scheduled to contact the proper authorities today in an effort to make the purchase. A previous meeting with the executor of the property revealed that the estate was interested in selling the entire tract as a last resort, provided the price was reasonable. Another plan of securing a portion of the land for an incinerator is by condemnation proceedings which the estate indicated it would fight, Weiss said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- COMMITTEE NAMED FOR FEB. 20 SOCIAL --- Sons of Italy Women List Affair In Lodge Home -- Plans were made to hold a social on Feb. 20 at a meeting of women members of Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge No. 941 last night at 725 Monongahela Ave. The social will be held in the same place.. Committee named for the affair include: Prize, Mrs. Thomas Reynolds, chairman; Mrs. Elizabeth Truby, Mrs. Elizabeth DiFiacomo, Mrs. Emma Cola, Miss Helen Sinatra, Mrs. Jean Laudadio, Mrs. Louise Sharpy and Mrs. Elizabeth Milinar.. Refreshments. Mrs. Margaret Sinatra, Mrs. Nicholas Borrelli, Miss Lillian D'Angelo, Miss Emilia Ferry, Miss Mary Aquilante and Mrs. Ester DiJulius. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- Eagles Lodge to Initiate Class of 35 on Sunday --- Plans were furthered for a class initiation scheduled Sunday at 3 p.m. at a meeting of Glassport Fraternal Order of Eagles last night in the Allegheny Ave. home.. The class, expected to contain about 35 prospective members, will be in honor of Conrad H. Mann, managing organizer of the national organization. Victor Meisel, president, will be in charge of the initiation. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- CLASS WILL HOLD BANQUET MARCH 12 --- Methodist Golden Hour Group Plans for Anniversary -- Plans were made to hold the 16th anniversary banquet of the Golden Hour Class of the Methodist Church on March 12, at a meeting of the class last night in the home of Mrs. William Knox.. The banquet, to be held in the church, will be in charge of the following committee, chairman: Mrs. Harry Byard, decorating and Mrs. Melvin Naser, entertainment.. Mrs. Knox was selected president of the class at the annual election of officers held at the meeting. Others named are Mrs. George Niedermeyer, vice president, Mrs. Ethel cosil, secretary and Mrs. William Romnie, treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- Service Tonight --- Second in a series of Wednesday evening Lenten services will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church with the pastor, the Rev. W. B. Purnell, in charge. Subject for discussion will be "Organization and Program of the Church." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- Dinner Tomorrow --- Mrs. Elizabeth Diehl will be the toastmistress at the annual birthday dinner of the Annie Gillie Bible Class of the Methodist church scheduled tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- Class Banquet Set --- E.M.O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church wil hold its twenty-seventh annual banquet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the G.C. Murphy Co. dining room, McKeesport, it was announced by class officers. Members are to meet at the church at 5:45 p.m. the day of the banquet and transportation will be provided. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 14, 1940 --- Voorhees on Program --- The Rev. Ted Voorhees, pastor of the Beulah Park Methodist Church, McKeesport, will present a program of magic and impersonations at a junior assembly program in the Glassport High School auditorium on Friday at 2:30 p.m. The program is in charge of Charles Masso's home room. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- BOARD TO BUY 50 NEW BOOKS --- Methodist Sunday School Enrollment Up -- Fifty extra song books and additional chairs were ordered by the Methodist Sunday School board last night because of the increased enrollment in the school, according to President Harry Byard.. The board, meeting in the church, also approved sending six delegates to a young people's conference held to be held in the First Methodist Church, McKeesport, on March 9.. The delegates for the conference, sponsored by the Allegheny county Sabbath School Assn. will be selected Sunday by the young people's classes of the school. Registration fee will be paid for the delegates named.. Methods of increasing the attendance of Sunday School members at the church service were discussed. Mrs. Harvey Schauffler gave the treasurer's report. Next meeting will be held March 15 in the home of Hengust Robinson, 730 Ohio Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- MOVIES ARE LISTED FOR CLASS SESSION --- Accordion Selections Also Planned For Meeting Tonight --- Motion pictures and instrumental selections will be included at a meeting of the William H. Downing Memorial Bible Class in the Methodist church today at 7:30 p.m., according to the teacher, Melvin J. Naser.. The movies, sponsored by an automobile manufacturing company, will show views of the New York World's Fair and western scenery pictures. Frank Stefik and John Moranelli will play an accordion duet and the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Buono, will speak.. Organization of a dart ball team will be discussed with President Thomas Granger presiding. Painting of the church basement in a joint project sponsored by the class and the Ladies Aid Society is nearing completion, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- Lions Club to Attend Charter Night Affair --- A delegation from the newly-organized Glassport Lions Club is expected to attend charter night ceremonies for the Lions club of Irwin today at 6:30 p.m. in the Jacktown Hotel, Lincoln Highway, according to the local president, Dr. E. L. Erhard. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- DPA PROJECT WILL RESUME --- 'Little WPA' Scheduled For Street Work -- Glassport's "Little WPA" is scheduled to resume operations here in a day or two to assist the regular street department crew in cleaning secondary streets following the weekend storm, according to borough officials.. The Department of Public Assistanceworkers, who have not worked here for several weeks, are expected to resume operations as soon as work cards are received from relief headquarters.. The regular stree department crew is working today in cleaning cross streets, some of which are still impassible, under the direction of Street Commissioner Frank L. Tacik.. Because of the number of complaints by residents and the limited number of workers available in the department, it is impossible to work on all of the streets needing attention immediately, Tacik said. Streets in the worst condition and subject to the heaviest volume of travel are being cleared first, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- Patriotic Talk Planned At Rotary Meet Tonight --- A patriotic program with C.J. Milroth, English teacher in the Glassport High School, speaking on "Washington and Lincoln," is scheduled at a meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club today at 6:15 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church.. The series of biographical sketches of members, which was started last year, will be resumed tonight, with Harry Grove the initial subject for this year's series. The sketches are being prepared by the publications committee, with the Rev. W. B. Purnell, as chairman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 20, 1940 --- Lodge Group to Continue Discussion of Activities --- Discussion of future social activities of Glassport Odd Fellows Triple Link Club will be continued at a club meeting next Monday at 8 p.m. in the I. O. O. F. Hall, according to A. A. Milligan, chairman.. A number of suggestions were presented by the 25 members attending a club session last night, with nothing definite arranged. Plans were also discussed for the new lodge home planned by the club's building committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 23, 1940 --- PUPILS ENTER COMPETITIONS --- H. S. Groups Will Take Part In Forensics -- Fifteen students in Glassport High School will compose two squads in forensic competition at district schools tomorrow, the first contests for the local group this year.. The debaters will compete against teams from about 20 schools at Waynesburg High, while a squad of individual competitors will meet representatives of about 12 schools at Centerville High, West Brownsville. Both contests are being sponsored by the National Forensic League of which Glass port is a member.. The group at Waynesburg will debate the question: "Resolved, that Government should own and operate the railroads." The affirmative team will be composed of Charlotte Papernick and Edna Ashton and the negative, Edward Matey, Betty Darling and Nancy Hardy.. At Centerville, William Herrick and Allen Pforsich will deliver original orations. Subject of Herrick's talk will be "Our Invitation to Chrime." Pforsich will speak on "Americans for the Americans.". In the oratorical declamation division, Sara Naser and Lois Milton will recite a portion of Mrs. Ann Lindbergh's recent magazine article, "A Prayer for Peace." In the same division, Virginia Hanley will give the original oration of a former student, "America, the Spectagular," by Margaret Carpenter.. Other individual competitors and their classifications are Esther Purnell, Sara Naser and Carmella Sharpy, dramatic declamation and Claire Bodem, Mary Jane Shaffer and Frances Sowa, humorous declamation.. Coaches of the various divisions are Joseph Srp, debating and original oration; C. J. Milroth, dramatic and humorous declamation and Miss Lillian Demestichas, oratorical declamation.. Competition will start tomorrow at 9 a.m. for both groups. Faculty members who will accompany the competitors are John Murphy, Waynseburg group and Joseph Srp and Ernest Hixon, Centerville. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 23, 1940 --- CODE CHANGES ARE DISCUSSED --- Building Law Is Aired by Solons, Businessmen -- Extension of glassport borough's fire limits and combination of the building and zoning ordinances, were suggested at a meeting of borough solons and representatives of local building concerns last night in the Municipal Bldg.. The meeting was called by Coucil President Robert Shaw to discuss revision of the Glassport building ordinance. The session will be continued at a later date, at which time the new ordinance, which may include the zoning code will be drafted.. Extension of the fire limits, approved by all attending the meeting, would require certain type structures with a greater degree of protection against fire, for all new buildings within the area. The impracticability of extending the fire limits to include the entire borough was agreed upon by all attending.. Representing the borough were Orville Orbin, building inspector and Shaw, who heads the ordinance committee. Thomas Lapsley and Edwin May represented the two local lumber companies. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 23, 1940 --- SCOUTS HEAR SKIPPER TALK --- One New Member Added To Rolls of Sea Group -- Charles Washburn, ship skipper, gave a talk on meteorology and navigation at a meeting of the Glassport Sea Scout ship last night at the Third Ward School.. Plans were made to resume work on an auxiliary boat started by the Scouts last year. Members are to report tomorrow to 1033 Vermont Ave., where the boat is being built, it was announced. Plans were made to add three new members to the troop committee. Sol Darling and Chairman Harley Howard are the only members at present.. Howard presented the ship with pictures of Washington and Lincoln to hang in the room used by the Scouts. One new member, Jack Howard, of Elizabeth, was admitted to the ship bring the total membership to 16. The group will continue to meet each Thursday instead of the former meeting date.. Bernt Alex was officer of the deck last night and George White was crew leader. Side boys were John Todaro and Steven Bodnar and color boys were Russell Jones and John Kokayko. At next week's meeting, Bodnar will be officer of the deck; Andrew Kraynak will be crew leader and Jones will be on the watch. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 23, 1940 --- WARNING IS ISSUED FOR PARKERS HERE --- Motorists Must Remain 25 Feet From Intersections -- The law requiring parkers to leave a 25-foot space at intersections will be strictly enforced in the borough, particularly on Monongahela Ave., Police chief Clarence Urbanski said today.. The action follows several recent accidents on Monongahela Ave., attributed to cars turning from cross streets whose drivers were unable to see clearly because of autos parked too close to to the corners, he added. Violators will be arrested and fined, he said.. The chief also warned dog owners against permitting their animals to run loose. Following a number of complaints about stray dogs, a drive by police to pick up all licensed or unlicensed dogs found running loose, is underway, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 23, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- About 200 were present at the annual roast beef supper sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society in the Methodist church last night. Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Aid president, was general chairman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- REPORT SHOWS CONTAGION DIP --- Only One Case Reported Here in February -- Only one case of contagion was reported in Glassport during February, it was announced by Mrs. Irene Kass, health secretary, at an informal session of the Board of Health members with the health committee last night in Council chambers.. Three cases were reported in January. The regular board meeting was cancelled when only two of the members, Phillip Eisenhafer and Nichols Siudela, were present. Others attending were Chairman John Heidish of the health committee, (Siudela is also a member of the committee), Street Commissioner Frank Tacik, Health Officer Peter Wible and Joseph Kuzio, Louis Shinosi and Maurice Holstine, bureau of sanitation employee.. Complaints were aired before the committee concerning residents who do not put out their ashes for weekly collections, saving them up until they have as many as 18 bushels, it was reported.. The collectors have been instructed to strictly enforce the regulation requiring them to pick up only two bushels of rubbish and ashes and one container of garbage from each resident per week, Chairman Heidish said.. Plaster and other building materials will be picked up provided it does not exceed the two-bushel limit for each family for rubbish. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- Concert Sunday --- The Westinghouse Male Chorus will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist Church according to the local pastor, The Rev. J. W. Buono. The Wilmerding group, composed of about 30 voices, is under the direction of R. P. Weight. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- FAMILY FLEES MINE THREAT --- Daughter of Copperweld Head Leaves Holland -- The daughter of a Glassport mill president, who married a Dutch merchant eight years ago, has fled her home in Holland with her husband and young son for an indefinite stay in Portugal after a mine broke away from its moorings and washed up on the beach before their home.. Mrs. Eddy Kahn, daughter of S. E. Bramer, president of the Copperweld Steel Co., wrote her parents that the sight of the mine so near their home in Schevengen, along the Dutch seacoast, brought the war "to close to home." so they decided to move.. Mrs Kahn wrote that her husband enlisted in a fire-fighting corps in case hostilities should involve the Netherlands. She added that two of their thoroughbred horses had been confiscated long ago by the government for use in case of a possible emergency.. The Bramers, who live on Brarcliff Road, Pittsburgh, have been unable to persuade their daughter to return to America for the duration of the war. The plant head and his wife visited their daughter a year ago during a mid-winter vacation. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- REPUBLICANS HEAR TALK BY CHAIRMAN --- GOP Women Given Instructions For Election Day -- Mrs. Adolph Dressler, GOP chairman of the Tenth Legislative District, was the principal speaker at a meeting of the Glassport Council of Republican Women last night in party headquarters.. Mrs. Dressler, who was introduced by Mrs. Edna Palmire, president of the Council, spoke on "Suggestions and Duties for Committeewomen on Election Day." A delegation of about six members of the clairton Council of Republican Women were present.. Mrs elizabeth Lostetter was elected chairman of the entertainment committee for the month of March. Her aides will be Mrs. Minnie Maiden and Mrs. Nora McCoy. Lunch aides for the March meeting will be Mrs. Freida Carr, Mrs. Carrie DeCourcy, Miss Mary Plovesan and Mrs. Nora McCoy.. Lunch committee last night included Mrs. Helen Gilchrist, Mrs. Zella Pforsich and Mrs. Edna Palmire. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

Solons To Air New Land Bid, February 17, 1940, Page 7 Finney Property Offered For Incinerator Site Representatives of the Finney estate which contains several tracts of land in the Glassport hill district, have informed borough officials that they would consider selling part of the land as a site for a borough incinerator, according to Council President Robert Shaw. The offer was made after announcement that the borough was having difficulty in obtaining a portion of the Patterson estate, another piece of borough property, as an incinerator site. Representatives of the estate are to meet with the health and finance committee of Borough Council in the office of Solicitor Samuel A. Weiss today at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the property which includes at least two tracts of land, one containing 12 acres and the other 25, which might be used for an incinerator. An offer by the borough to the Patterson estate to purchase an 18-acre tract of the more than 100 acres in the property, has not been answered as yet, although Solicitor Weiss had reported earlier that estate trustees were not receptive to earlier suggestions that a portion of the property be purchased. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

Solons To Air New Land Bid (Follow-up article) Estate Offer Refused Here, February 19, 1940, Page 15 Site for Incinerator is Rejected by Solons The Finney estate property has been eliminated as a possible site for a borough incinerator because of the high price and nearness to homes and potential building lots, according to Robert Shaw, president of council. The decision was reached Saturday night at a conference of borough solons with a representative of the Finney property. The estate had offered the borough one of several tracts in the hill section and the meeting was called to consider the proposition. Following rejection of the offer the Patterson estate property, also located within the borough limits, is the only site under consideration by Council for an incinerator. The solons are now awaiting an offer made the estate seeking to purchase 18 of more than 100 acres in the entire property. A delay is expected before receiving an answer because of the several heirs which must be contacted before the decision can be made, according to Shaw. The solons are seeking to build an incinerator to dispose of municipally-collected garbage and rubbish as a long-run saving, and also because the borough has been asked to discontinue dumping on the Yobak property, used at present as a dumping site. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1940 --- League to Meet --- Gregory Gorris, president, will preside at the weekly meeting of the Methodist Junior League today at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Those having parts in the Easter pageant are to attend, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- Church Dinner Tonight --- Mrs. Lynn Sief will be in charge at a pure food dinner to be sponsored by the Philathea Class of the Presbyterian Church today at 6:15 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 1, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. post home with Commander Hugh McCusker in charge.. Social committee of the Young Ladies Sodality of the Holy Cross Church will meet today at 8:30 p.m. in the home of the president, Miss Helen Fien, of 514 Vermont Ave.. Hilltop Sewing Club will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. George Niedermeyer, of 717 Monongahela Ave.. Regular meeting of the Choir Assn. of the Presbyterian Church originally scheduled for today has been cancelled. The group will not meet again until April for a business meeting.. The newly formed Glassport Better Business Bureau will hold its second meeting today at 8:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Ben Miller, chairman of the by-laws committee, will report and organization plans will be furthered.. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- SCHOOL PLANS THREE EVENTS --- A championship trophy will be presented to Glassport High School's basketball team, winners or the W.P.I.A.L. Section 16 toga, at a special assembly program tomorrow at 2:40 p.m. in the school auditorium. The program is in charge of the senior cheer leaders.. The trophy will be presented by the donor, G. E. Antonopolis, East Pittsburgh merchant. The cup will be awarded to the school winning the championship three times. East Pittsburgh High has two legs on the trophy.. On Wednesday at 2 p.m. Waldo Robb, executive of the McKeesport and Affiliated Territories Council, Boy Scouts of America, will speak on a citizenship theme. Robb's talk, one of a series planned by the Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs to cover every high school in the county is sponsored locally by the Glassport Women's Club, a member of the Federation.. A naturalist program is on the calendar for March 13, school authorities said. It will be a second in a series to be paid for by the school's athletic fund. The program will be presented by the Johnson brothers, of Ashland, Wis., who are reported to use 50 live reptiles in their act. Subject is "Your Friends, the Snakes." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Smithton Pastor Speaks To Lutherans Wednesday --- The Rev. Logan Kuhns, pastor of the Smithton Lutheran Church, will be principal speaker at a mid-week Lenten service in the St. John's Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.. Also on the church's calendar this week are a meeting of the Intermediate Luther League today at 7 p.m. in the church with President Irene Sjoblom in charge and a session of the Laidies Aid and Missionary Society on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the church. Mrs. John Hart, president will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Chief Warns Owners Of Cars Not In Use --- A warning to auto owners that the streets of Glassport cannot be used as a dumping ground for cars not in use, was issued today by Police Chief Clarence Urbanski.. Beginning Wednesday, all cars parked on public streets which do not have 1939 or 1940 license plates or for any other reason are not able to be operated will be picked up by the police department, he added. The cars may be claimed only after payment of a towing and storage charge, the chief said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Aides to Discuss Dance --- Plans are being furthered for a dance on March 30 at a meeting of the sports committee of the Glassport Polish National Alliance, Group No. 750, today at 7 p.m. in the Polish Falcon Hall. Members of the lodge's softball team and all interested in the team's activities are to report officers said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Pust Lists Match --- Dartball team of the Glassport American Legion Post No. 443 will meet a team from the West Side Methodist Church, McKeesport, at the local post home, Monongahela Ave., tomorrow starting at 8 p.m. Members of the Glassport team are to report to the home at 7:30 p.m. before the match, Manager John Pavol said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- DEBATORS WIN, LOSE IN MONESSEN MATCH --- High School Team Defeats Charleroi, Donora; Beaten by Four -- Glassport High School debating squad won twice and was defeated four times in an informal match at Munhall on Saturday with 40 teams from 20 schools competing, according to Coach Joseph Srp.. The local group defeated teams from Charleroi and Donora High Schools and lost to Munhall, Monessen, Cumberland Township and Waynesburg Highs.. Competitors for Glassport were Edna Ashton, Charlotte Papernick, Jack Jones and Clemens Urbansi, who defended government ownership of the railroads and Betty Darling, Edward Matey, Nancy Hardy and Esther Purnell, who opposed it. Plans are incomplete for the squads next match, Srp said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- 5 POINTS SEPARATE TEAMS IN CONTEST --- Sunday School Attendance Battle To Run Two More Months --- Hengust Robinson's gray team led the blues, captained by Jack Robinson, by a 87-82 score in the attendance competition sponsored by the William H. Downing Methodist Bible Class of the Methodist Church following yesterday's class meeting, according to M. J. Naser, teacher.. The contest, now five weeks old, will conclude at the end of April with the losers feting the winners at a social affair. One of the new members, Arthur Salzman, joined the class yesterday, increasing the enrollment to 67.. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Seigfried played an Hawaiian guitar duet at the class session. A class quartet is being organized by Earl Deremer, the group's musical director, it was announced. The singers are expected to appear first at next Sunday's session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Class Session Tonight --- Mrs. Margaret VanNatta, president, will preside at a meeting of the E.M.O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church today at 8 p.m. in the church. Mrs. Marie Anderson will be in charge of the devotions and Mrs. Grace Forbes and Mrs. Frank Edge will be in charge of the social hour. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Board Meets Tonight --- A short session, with no important business carried over last month, is scheduled at the regular March meeting of the Glassport School Board today at 8 p.m. in the high school, according to Secretary Ivan Gressler. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 4, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Glassport Park Board will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the high school. Re-organization, including election of new officers, is scheduled.. Glad Hand Bible Class of the St. John's Lutheran Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the church with president, Mrs. W. H. Satterfield, in charge.. John Greinert Memorial Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church, meet today at 8 p.m. in the church for its monthly business and social session.President Alex McCaw will be in charge.. Young Women's Christian Guild of the Methodist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Elwyn Williams, of 534 Ohio Ave., with Miss Helen Robinson, president, presiding.. First local showing of the motion picture, "King of Kings" is scheduled today at 7:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church.. Election of officers is scheduled at a meeting of the Glassport Better Business Bureau today at 8 p.m. in Council chambers. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 6, 1940 --- WPA Center to Sponsor Basketball Tournament --- Annual invitation basketball tournament sponsored by the Glassport WPA recreation project as the climax of its indoor season, will be held March 26, 27 and 28, according to Director Alex Martella.. Senior boys' teams from Glassport and district communities are eligible to enter. Proceeds will be used to purchase play equipment for the project. The outdoor season on the ninth St. field will begin shortly after the close of the tournament, as soon as weather permits, Martella said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 6, 1940 --- DROP IS SEEN IN GRADUATES --- 101 In G. H. S. Expected To Get Diplomas -- A total of 101 seniors in Glassport High School are expected in the graduating class at commencement on Monday, June 3, as compared with 103 last year, it was announced today by school officials.. Interest turned toward graduation following announcement that orders for caps and gowns will be placed shortley after the School Board granted the necessary permission this week.. C. J. Milroth, English teacher, will again be in charge of commencement activities as provided in his teaching contract. Annual class night program will be held on May 31 with the baccalaureate service on June 2.. The school will continue the practice of recent yearsof not having an outside commencement speaker Baccalaureate speaker, to be selected from one of the local pastors, will be announced later this month along with general plans for class night. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 6, 1940 --- CAPACITY AUDIENCE SEES CHURCH MOVIE --- Overflow Crowd Views "King of Kings"; 4 More Showings -- A capacity crowd, with members turned away, attended the second local showing of the motion picture "King of Kings," last night in the Glassport Methodist church, according to the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Buono.. The two-hour show, starting at 7:30 p.m. is preceded by a hald-hour period of recorded music. The movie will be repeated each night this week. Small children will not be admitted without their parents, Mr. Buono said.. Simultaneously with tonight's showing, the mid-week prayer and bible study service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the sunday School room with the pastor in charge on the subject, "Doing the Lord's Will." The official board will meet following the service at 8 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 6, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church with the president, Mrs. Craven Hoge, in charge.. Glassport Girl Scout Troop No. 193 will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the Methodist church, with Scoutmistress Helen robinson in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- SPORTS PLANS ARE OUTLINED --- Court Tournaments Set; Volleyball Resumed --- Indoor sports program for Glassport High School, following completion of the varsity basketball schedule a few days ago, will conclude with an intramural girls' basketball tournament now underway, an intramural boys' basketball tournament, to start shortly and competition in a W.P.I.A.L. volleyball tournament.. School officials report 20 teams entered in the girls court tournament and two games played to date with Grades 8-1 and 8-2 defeating Grades 8-3 and 9-3, respectively. The tournament is under the supervision of Miss Elsie Koglip, physical education instructor.. The volleyball team has resimed practice after completing its regular season last fall, winding up second in a league of four teams. Coach Whirl has entered his squad in the tournament to be held for district high schools at Pitt Stadium on March 16.. Plans are also being made for an intramural baseball season to start as soon as weather permits under the supervision of a paid instructor for the first time. Kalmon Vozar, of the school faculty, and former diamond player at McKeesport High and Indiana State Teachers College, will be the coach. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- Rebekahs Will Nominate New Officers on Friday --- Nominations of officers is scheduled at a meeting of the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge No. 563, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. Hall. Election will folow on March 22 with installations on April 12.. A date will also be set tonight for a new class of perspective members to receive their initial degree. Following tonight's lodge session with Noble Grand Merna Hughes in charge, the degree team will practice under the direction of Mrs. Alice Dudley. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- SCHOOL TO INSTALL EMERGENCY BATTERY --- A new emergency 80-cell battery to furnish light for Glassport Hifh School in case of emergency power failures will be ordered shortly at a cost of $299, according to school officials.. The battery, which is required by state law in case the power fails at an evening performance in the auditorium with a large crowd in attendance, is necessary because the present battery has gone dead, Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser said.. The purchase will be made from the A. P. Shane Co., of Pittsburgh, subject to approval by the State Department of Public Instruction. The price quoted included installation and freight and a $20 allowance for the old battery. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- Lions to Announce Date For Charter Night Event --- Charter night date for Glassport Lions Club, expected to be April 4, will be announce officially at a meeting of the club today at 6:15 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church.. The newly-organized groupwith a present enrollment of almost 46 is seeking an increase to 50 before the charter is presented, according to Dr. E. L. Erhard, president. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- SCOUT HEAD TELLS OF 'AMERICAN WAY' --- Robb Speaker Before High School Student Body --- The personal freedom in America was contrasted with the restrictions placed on the individual in dictatorship nations, by a Boy Scout official in a talk yesterday before more than 600 high school students.. The speaker, Waldo Robb, executive of the McKeesport and Affiliated Territories Council, Boy Scouts of America, asked the students to be proud of their citizenship advantages and obligations and to help keep secure "the American way of life." Robb was introduced by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser. The talk was one of several being sponsored by the Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs to be presented before high school audiences throughout the county. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- I.O.O.F. Plans Class --- A new class of eight candidates will be given the initiatory degree at a meeting of the Glassport Odd Fellows Lodge No. 147, today at 7:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. home. The degree is the first of four given to prospective lodge members. Noble Grand Walton Sharpnack will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- Auxiliary Plans Dinner --- Arrangements will be completed for a roast beef dinner to be held March 12 in the Municipal Bldg. at a meeting of the Auxiliary to Citizen Hose Company No. 1 today at 7:30 p.m. in the home of the president, Mrs. Mary Dugan of Erie Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- Businessmen to Meet --- Next regular meeting of the newly-organized Glassport Better Business Bureau will be held March 18 in the Municipal Bldg. according to Ben Miller, temporary president. A special meeting may be called before that time, however, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 7, 1940 --- Board Meet Postponed --- Re-organization meeting of the Glassport Park Board, scheduled last night, was again postponed due to illness of members. New date for the meeting has been reset for March 29. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- LIONS PLAN BLIND FUND --- Charter Night Program Set for April 4 -- Definite plans were made to hold charter night program for the newly-organized Lions Club on April 4 at Bill Green's Pleasant Hills, it was announced at a meeting of the club last night in the Presbyterian Church.. Committee in charge of the charter night activities headed by Roy Hickes, reported program details would be announced later. Guests are expected from Lions clubs in McKeesport, Clairton, Elizabeth and other district communities.. Minister is Guest.. The club passed a motion made by Samuel A. Weiss to begin immediately the establishment of a blind aid and glasses fund to help needy cases in the community who are unable to pay for adequate care of their eyes or who are dependent because of blindness. The matter was referred to the sight conservation committee.. The Rev. J. S. Buono, pastor of the Methodist Church, was a guest at the meeting. He spoke briefly, wishing the new organization success in its activities and praised the Lion's code as a real challenge for better living and community service.. New members attending their first meeting were A. G. Nowels, James Murphy and Harry Byard. The latter was approved as a transfer member from the Clairton club.. School Permit Sought.. Burgess Joseph Faix was named by Dr. E. L. Erhard, president, to contact the borough's two parochial schools for permission to place the Lion's youth code on placards in each building. Permission haas already been obtained for similar action in each of the four public school buildings. William Broder, treasurer, was added to the finance committee which includes Thomas Granger,chairman, and George Gross. Reports were made by Secretary Jack Hester and Treasurer Broder. Oliver C. Evans was song leader and Nate Bray played the piano. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- League Meets Tonight --- Plans will be made to sell Easter candy at a meeting of the Junior League in the Methodist Church today at 6:15 p.m. President Gregory Gorris will preside. Practice for the League's participation in the church's annual Easter pageant will follow the meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- MATCH LISTED FOR H.S. HERE --- 150 in Forensic Contest Planned Saturday -- More than 150 students from about 14high schools in Westmoreland, Washington and Allegheny Counties are expected to attend a forensic contest at Glassport High School beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow.. It will be the largest forensic event ever held in Glassport, according to Joseph Srp, debate coach. C. J. Milroth, Miss Lillian Demestichas and Srp, in charge of the forensic activities at the school, compose the general committee in charge of arrangements.. The contest is one of a series being held on Saturdays for member schools of the National Forensic League and guest entrants. A group from McKeesport High has entered in the latter classification.. Competitive events scheduled include dramatic declamation, oratorical declamation, original oration and extemporaneous speaking. Each individual entrant will compete in three rounds, with the winners being decided on a point basis.. About 16 Glassport students are expected to enter. Lunch will be served at noon by the school's R.O.H. Club. Judges will be members of the Glassport faculties and former students who were active in forensic activities. Interested adults are invited as spectators, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- Methodists Will Send Five to Youth Session --- Five members of the Sunday School of the Glassport Methodist Church will be included in the group, expected to exceed 150, at an afternoon and evening youth conference session tomorrow in the first Methodist Church, McKeesport.. The affair will start at 2 p.m. Local representatives are June Witherspoon, Louise Kass, Jean Burr, Allan Phorsich and Robert Bassler. The affair is being sponsored by the allegheny County Church School Assn.. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- Four Candidates Given Degree Work By IOOF --- Four prospective members of the Glassport Odd Fellows were given the initiatory degree at a lodge meeting last night under the direction of Ralph Dudley. The first degree, second in a series of four, will be administered next Thursday. A sauerkraut supper followed business meeting, with John Daniels in charge of arrangements. About 40 were present at the affair. Noble Grand Walton Sharpnack presided. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- Police Launch Drive On Cars Not In Use --- The first car has been picked up by Glassport police in their drive to clear the borough's streets of automobiles not being used, Police Chief Clarance Urbanski said today.. The auto was picked up on Sixth St. near Cypress Alley and towed to a local garage where it may be claimed by the owner by paying the towing charges, the chief said. The drive will be continued, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- Pastor to Speak --- Sunday School teachers and officers of St. John's Lutheran Church will hear the Rev. R. H. Pletcher, pastor of the Buena Vista Methodist Church speak at a dinner today at 6:15 p.m. in the church. W. H. Satterfield, superintendent of the local school, is in charge of the arrangements. Special music is planned. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- School Head Divorced --- Tyni Hickes was granted an uncontested divorce last week from Roy Hickes, Glassport High School principal, it was revealed today. The decree was granted by Judge M. A. Musmanno in common Pleas Court, Pittsburgh, on a charge of indignities to the person. They were married in June, 1936. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 8, 1940 --- Glassport Briefs --- Glassport Men's Republican Club and the Council of Republican Women will be co-sponsors of a social today at 8 p.m. in party headquarters, 517 Monongahela Ave.. Senior choirs of the Methodist and St. John's Lutheran Churches will practice today at 7:30 p.m. in their respective churches.. Glassport Rebekah Lodge No. 563 will nominate officers at a meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. Hall. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 9, 1940 --- LOW MARK HIT IN ATTENDANCE --- School Report Released by Melvin J. Naser -- One of the lowest monthly attendance records in recent years was revealed for Glassport public schools in the February report released by school officials.. The abnormal number of absences was attributed largely to the heavy snowfall which caused several families with school children in the hill district to be snowbound for several days, according to Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser.. The lowest mark was recorded by the kindergarten in the Third Ward School whose 36 pupils averaged six days of absence each during the month for an attendance mark of 71 percent. The first Ward School had the lowest mark for an entire building with an average attendance of 89 percent for its four grades, the report showed.. Average attendance for the four buildings was 91 percent as compared with 95 percent in January and 96 for December. Tardy marks, however decreased last month with only 36 for all buildings. A total of 89 were listed in the January report.. The Junior-Senior High School lost only one point in February dropping to 94 percent, with no roomsdropping below the 90 percent mark. Miss Kathryn Hardy's room was on top with 98 percent. Second and Third Ward Schools showed marks of 90 and 91 percent, respectively. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 9, 1940 --- LODGE PLANS FOR ELECTIONS --- Rebekahs Nominate Miss Dudley for Leader -- Miss Hilda Dudley was nominated for the position of noble grand of Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge No. 563, at a lodge session last night in the I.O.O.F. Hall. Election of officers is scheduled March 22, with installation on April 12.. Others nominated are Mrs. Florence Klein, vice grand; Mrs. Freida Garland, trustee; Mrs. Elizabeth Lostetter, representative to the Rebekah orphans home in Pittsburgh and Mrs. alice Dudley, representative to the Rebekah assembly.. Date for the next class initiation was set for March 20 at a special meeting of the lodge. The initiation will be in charge of Mrs. alice Dudley's degree team which will rehearse for the affair on March 15 in the hall.. All new officers elected on March 22 will serve for six months with the exception of trustee which is for an 18-month term. Twenty-eight members were present last night with Mrs. Merna Hughes, noble grand in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 9, 1940 --- Lutherans Will Observe Anniversary Tomorrow --- St. John's Lutheran Church will observe its 30th anniversary tomorrow with a special program at the 11 a.m. service, according to the pastor, the Rev. A. G. Lansberry.. A short history of the church will be given by the pastor in addition to a sermonette. Special music is planned by the senior and junior choirs. Gifts will be presented to the church as part of the program. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 9, 1940 --- Benifit Party Sunday --- Young Ladies Sodality and the Choir Boys Assn. of the Glassport Holy Cross Church will sponsor a benefit social and card party tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Polish Falcon Hall. Proceeds will be used to aid the Polish relief fund for refugee aid. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 9, 1940 --- Lodge Party Plans --- Plans will be made for a card party at a meeting of the Glassport Polish National Alliance, women's branch, Lodge No. 1957, tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the Polish Falcon Hall. Mrs. Frances Tyszkiewicz, president, will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 4, 1940 --- CATCH BASIN IS INSTALLED --- Flooding Preventative At 9'th and Cherry -- Elimination of a flooded condition at Cherry Alley and Ninth St., a complaint that has existed for more than 12 years, is expected to be abated, following installation of a new type of catch basin.. John Kollar, chairman of the street committee, reported that a crew of workmen under Street Commissioner Frank L. Tacik, would complete installation of the new drain on Monday.. The new catch basin will be capable of consuming 500 gallons of water a minute without congestion, Kollar said. The drain is the only one of its kind in the borough and is expected to prevent flooding of cellars and properties which usually follow heavy rains before its installation, Kollar said.. WPA crews are laying the surface base on the Maryland Ave., and Eighth St. projects, Tacik reported. Completion of the two jobs -- on Maryland Ave., between Pacific Ave. and Eighth St. and on Eighth St. between Maryland Ave. and Delaware Ave. -- is expected within three weeks. Type of material to be used in the final surfacing has not yet been decided.. The Seventh St. proposed surface project between Peach Alley and Maryland Ave., already approved by Borough Council is scheduled for attention following completion of the Maryland Ave. and Eighth St. jobs. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 4, 1940 --- Student Group to Hold Benefit Skate Monday --- Home economics department of Glassport High School under the direction of Miss Helen Harper will sponsor a skating party Monday from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Broadway Rink.. Proceeds from the affair will be used toward the purchase of materials needed for the department including rugs, curtains, refrigerator and model rooms, according to school officials. The home economics department includes approximately 250 girls. The course is compulsory for Grades 7, 8 and 9. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 7, 1940 --- YOUNG PEOPLE PLAN SOCIAL --- Presbytery Societies Will Rally on Nov. 22 -- The executive committee of the Glassport Presbyterian Young People's Society met last night in the home of the Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Purnell, Michigan and Fifth Aves. to make plans for a social meeting of all young people in Redstone Presbytery to be held here on Friday, Nov. 22.. Approximately 100 members of the various Young People's Societies in the presbytery are expected to meet in the Glassport Church on this occasion.. Miss Margaret King, president of the society, presided last night. The following committees were appointed to complete plans for the Nov. 22 event:.. Devotions, Harry Breen, chairman, Ralph Claypoole, Jack Davis, Martha King, Ester Purnell and Clara Bodem; lunch, dorothy Phillips, chairman, Bernice Shaw, Beryl Dulany, Tom Emery, Jack Meyers and Bill Stevens; entertainment, John Purnell, chairman, Jack Murray, Bill Rankin, Margaret King, David Purnell, Grace Shaw and Betty Claypoole; publicity and attendance, Paul Purnell, chairman, Dorothy Phillips, Earl Metz, Bob Seif and Al Stevens.. A program committee to plan regular Sunday night programs for November and December was also appointed, with Margaret King as chairman and Jack Murray, Miriam Purnell, bill Rankin and Ralph Claypoole as members.. On the lunch committee for Sunday night, Nov. 10 are Miriam Purnell, chairman, Bill Rankin, Anna White, Bob White, Margaret King and Ralph Claypoole. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 7, 1940 --- SPEED PLANS FOR LIGHTING --- Borough Seeks Change to 'White Way' -- T. W. Wootton, of Pittsburgh, representative of the Duquesne Light Co. with whom Glassport Borough Council placed an order on Oct. 21 for a new street lighting system in the downtown section, stated yesterday that every effort will be made to have the system installed before Christmas.. Whether or not the merchants of the community have the "great white way" in time for the Christmas shopping rush depends on the date the new type fixtures are delivered to the light company, Mr. Wootton said. He explained that it was difficult to get orders through at the present time, adding that aluminum is especially hard to secure, but that there will be no delay as soon as the fixtures are received.. The company will remove 13 of the old type lamps on Monongahela Ave. from Third to Ninth Sts. (250 candlepower) and install 27 new lamps (600 candlepower). The borough will save $311.87 by removal of the 13 lamps and will spend $48.60 each (per year) for the new lamps. The lighting cost will be $1259.10, an increase of $947.23 per year. In addition, the borough will pay approximately $100 per year to increase the candlepower from 100 to 250 in the lamps on Monongahela Ave., down the river to the borough line.. The plan was sanctioned at the Oct. 21 meeting of Council. The only dissenting voice was that of Councilman Joseph H. Hornfeck who agreed with the benefits of increased lighting in the downtown section but stated that the borough was unable to afford the change. He stated that "the reason the candlepower was reduced in 1934 was that a light bill of between $8000 and $9000 was staring us in the face." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 22, 1941 --- Services to Begin at Local Church --- Elizabeth Couple to Hold Revival Meetings -- Evangelistic services will be conducted beginning tomorrow afternoon, in the Glassport Pilgrim Tabernacle, 423 Monongahela Ave. The Rev. Mark H. Bowman and the Rev. Anna Bowman, of Elizabeth, will alternate in preaching, with Mr. Bowman giving the sermon tomorrow and Mrs. Bowman on Monday evening.. Their schedule of sermon topics follows: Tomorrow, 2:30 p.m., "Zion's Travellers;" Monday evening, "Five Facts About Sin;" Tuesday evening, "Warnings and Exhortations from Isreal's History;" Wednesday evening, "A Great Prayer Meeting;" Thursday evening, "Man's Nature Pictured as a Kingdom;" Friday evening, young people's night, "The Heart Demanded;" Saturday evening, "Locating One's Self" and Sunday evening, March 2, " The Gospel Echo Come.". A evening services will open at 7:30 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 22, 1941 --- Council Will Hold Meeting on Monday --- Glassport Borough Council will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in a session continued from last Monday. The meeting was called by President Robert H. Shaw in order to hear a proposition from the Patterson heirs in connection with the sale of a parcel of ground in the hill district.. Last year the borough negotiated for purchase of the ground as an incinerator site, but did not close the deal when it learned that certain mineral rights had been signed away. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 22, 1941 --- Lodge Will Elect Officers Sunday --- Biennial election of officers will be held by the Sons of Italy Lodge No. 941 of Glassport tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the No. 2 fire hall, Monongahela Ave.. Officers elected will assume their duties in the summer and will serve until February of 1943.. President Nick Borrelli announces that all members of the lodge, including the Ladies of the Sons of Italy, are to attend the meeting tomorrow morning. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 22, 1941 --- Fire Causes Small Loss at U. S. Glass --- Both Glassport volunteer fire companies were summoned to the United States Glass Co. plant at 6:53 p.m. yesterday when a small blaze caused minor damage to the interior of the plant. No estimate of loss was announced by officials. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Borrelli Again Elected Leader --- Sons of Italy Conduct Biennial Election -- Nicholas borrelli was re-elected president of Lodge Libera No. 941 Sons of Italy, of Glassport, at the biennial election held yesterday in Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 fire hall.. Assisted by the following officers, he will serve until February, 1943: Joseph dienno, vice president; Louis D'Angelo, financial secretary; Patsy Tiberi, corresponding secretary; Anthony Laudadio, treasurer; Orlando Laudadio and Wilbert Trombetti, master of ceremonies; Patsy Cola, Thomas Ranelli, Louis Shinosi, Joseph Gattone and Frank Trubi, trustees.. Officers elected yesterday will be installed on Thursday, June 12.. The next grand lodge delegate is Patsy Tiberi, with Frank Molinari as alternate. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Methodist Women To Meet Tuesday --- The Women's Society for christian Service will meet tomorrow evening in the Glassport Methodist Church with Mrs. Ora Robinson, the president, in charge. Mrs. Marco B. Spaid will conduct the period of worship. Miss Helen Robinson will lead in the study of the mission book, " The Amazing chinese." Miss Martha Brown will have charge of the entertainment and Mrs. G. M. Snyder will serve lunch. Included on the program will be readings by Miss Lucille Kowalles, of McKeesport. The mission study class will meet at 7:30 and the general session will follow at 8. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Registration Will Continue 2 Nights --- Voluntary registration of world War veterans for national defense will continue at the Glassport Legion Home tomorrow and Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m., with American Legion members in charge.. Registration was started by the Glassport post last week. It is open to all veterans, whether or not they are affiliated with the Legion. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Legion Will Play Church Men Tonight --- John Pavol, of the Glassport American Legion, announces that Legion dartball players have arranged a match with the william H. downing bible Class for tonight. He asks that all Legion players report at the Glassport Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. The games will atart at 8. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Attending Conclave --- Melvin J. Nase, supervising principal of Glassport Schools, left Saturday for Atlantic City where he is attending the National Education Assn. convention. He will return Friday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1941 --- Glassport Briefs --- Sons of Italy Club officers will meet this evening for a regular business meeting in their club room, 725 Monongahela Ave.. Mrs. Rose Lebowitz will be hostess this evening at a regular meeting of the Hebrew Ladies Aid society in the B'Nai Isreal Synagogue on Ohio Ave. The meetig will open at 8:30 in charge of the president, Mrs. Julia Monheim.. Meetings of the borough street committee and health board are scheduled for Wednesday evenign in the Borough Bldg.. A meeting of the Republican Men's Club is slated for Wednesday evening in Republican Headquarters. These meetings are held monthly.. The Lions Club, Dr. E. L. Erhard president, will meet Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the Methodist Church.. The Council of Republican Women will hold a monthly meeting on Thursday evening in the Republican Headquarters. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Ambulance Fund Drive Opens Here --- Hose Co. No. 1 Leading Drive for Purchase; Letters Sent -- A drive is being launched this week to raise funds to purchase an ambulance for Glassport.. Letters are being sent to every home in the community asking for donations to the ambulance fund.. Leading the campaign are the volunteer firemen of citizens Hose Co. No. 1. Their president, James Thomas, has named Thomas Reynolds to head the committee in charge of raising between $2500 and $3000 needed for the purchase.. Appeal to Citizens.. Mr. Reynolds said in opening the drive: "We are appealing to every citizen of the community to make some contribution during the week of March 2. We hope the response will be so widespread that by the end of the week, on March 8, we can announce that the ambulance will be bought.". Mr. Reynolds explained that plans are to house the ambulance in the Borough Bldg., where it would be available for immediate use at all times in cases of emergency.. With police and firemen prepared to operate the machine immediately upon receiving a call, it would be the property of the borough and its free use would be permitted any resident in need of transportation to McKeesport Hospital in case of sickness or accident.. At the present time, the borough has no ambulance.. Collections Next Week.. Envelopes being mailed to borough homes are to be collected next week. Mr. Reynolds emphasized that contributions large or small, will be appreciated by the fire company, sponsor of the drive and "may help to save a life" through providing a means of prompt transportation to the hospital.. Serving with Mr. Reynolds on the ways and means committee are William Dugan, secretary, Peter Wible Jr., Dominick Borreli and George Snyder.. The committeemen plan to present window stickers to citizens who make a contribution to the fund. Residents who are missed in the mail campaign can send their donations to the fire company, Borough Bldg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Hornfeck Hits Job Tax Here --- Solon Renews Fight to Abolish Assesment -- Councilman Joseph H. Hornfeck renewed his fight to abolish the occupation tax in Glassport at the meeting of Council last night. He asked for statistics on the tax at the next regular meeting by Tax Collector Joseph T. witkowski.. "The property owner who lives in Glassport is penalized by this assessment," Mr. Hornfeck said, explaining that property owners who do not live in the borough are not required to pay the tax.. He suggested that the burden be equalized by adding a half mill to the tax on assessed property valuations.. Finance Chairman David T. Herlehey questioned that a half mill would cover the "approximately $9000 revenue received from the occupation tax.. Councilman Hornfeck replied that the figures to be presented by the tax collector "will show us just how much is really collected.". He expressed the belief that under the present law the tax is " not legally collectable." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Juniors to Meet --- A meeting of the Junior american Legion Auxiliary will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Glassport Legion Home on Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- National Defense Program In School Thursday Night --- Glassport Legion and Auxiliary Are Planning Community Rally in High School -- A patriotic program "for America and national defense" will be presented in Glassport High School auditorium Thursday at 8 p.m. under the auspices of the local American Legion Post No. 443, and Ladies Auxiliary.. Speakers include the Allegheny County commander of the American Legion, John Elder, Judge W. Heber Dithrich, Miss Louise Wright, and the Rev. James R. Cox, all of Pittsburgh.. Hugh P. McCusker, commander of the Glassport Post, and Mrs. Fred Clague, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, announced the completed program today as follows: Program Ready.. Advance of the colors, pledge to the flag, and the national anthem; invocation, the Rev. W. A. O'Hara, pastor of St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church; address of welcome, Robert H. Shaw, president of Glassport Council; remarks, Burgess Joseph Faix Sr.. Introduction of honor guests, county Commander Elder; song, Miss Thelma Kelly, of Glassport; national defense address, Judge dithrich; selection, boys' chorus from Glassport High School; Americanism address, Miss Wright, department sub-chairman of americanism; remarks, Father cox of St. Patricks Church; "America," Glassport high School band, retirement of the colors, and benediction.. Open to Public.. Arrangements for the patriotic rally were made by the national defense and Americanism committees of the post and auxiliary. Mr. Clague and Melvin J. Naser are chairmen of those committees in the post, and Mrs. Robert J. Schwerha and Mrs. Thomas Lapsley are the auxiliary chairmen. The rally is for all citizens of the community and the sponsoring bodies hope to fill the auditorium. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Boys Organize Club at School --- Urbanski Elected Leader at Monday Session -- Clemens Urbanski was elected president of the newly organized Sports Club of Glassport High School at the initial session held in the balcony of the school auditorium yesterday afternoon after classes.. The club is comprised of students of the 10th, 11th and 12th grades who are not participating in school sports, but who are interested in a proposed program of recreation after school hours, They voted yesterday to take part during the semester in boxing, swimming, baseball, volleybal, tennis and ping-pong.. Serving with Urbanski are the following officers: Victor Heiser, vice president; Matthew Maurer, secretary; Paul Dulac, treasurer; Anthony Krol, sports manager; Cecil Piper and Ed Drezicky, seargents-at-arms.. Frank Miller, of the faculty, assistant athlete coach, will serve the club as advisor.. The next meeting will be next Tuesday after school Those in charge hope to secure sports films to be exhibited. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Parish Hall Party --- The last card party before Lent will be held in St. Cecelia's parish hall today at 8:30 p.m. with Mrs. Joseph Stepko and Mrs. Andrew Timko in charge. Bridge, 500, euchre and other games will be played. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- (ADV.) LENTEN OBSERVERS --- We carry a complete line of Fish and Oysters every day. Frosted Fruits and Vegetables help you plan your meals during lent. Use our service. PICKETT'S FOOD SHOP 710 Mon. Ave. Glassport, Pa 465-J. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 25, 1941 --- Elm St. Paving Work Requested --- Plea for Project Made To Borough Council -- A plea to "give Elm St. residents a way to get downtown" was voiced to Glassport Council last night by Mrs. J. C. Evans and James Borrell, Elm St. property owners.. Mrs. Evans urged that the Wall St. paving, just completed as a WPA project, be extended to Elm St., explaining: "We have no way to get up or down. We have asked for action for years and all we get are promises. Seven years ago, Council promised to repair the steps leading up the hill but nothing eas done. We neither have steps nor a street and no one is able to get in or out without going five miles out of our way.". Mrs. Evans was advised by Council President Robert H. Shaw to circulate a petition and when properly signed by the majority of the property owners, to present it to Council.. Councilman David T. Herlehy, who started a drive for extension of the Wall St. improvement job at the meeting of Council a week ago, told Mrs. Evans that a petition must be presented, explaining that the borough's financial condition would not permit a bond issue for the improvement. He stated that property owners must agree to shoulder their share of the costs. "I am going to continue fighting for steps or a road, one or the other," Mrs. Evans replied. "We paid for our homes and we pay taxes, but the borough has made no effort to help us.". Mr. Borrell asked that the borough " at least fill up the holes," which he described as "at least a foot deep.". Mr. Shaw said that a meeting of the street committee will be held Wednesday night and invited the property owners to return at that time for a petition which they may circulate. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1941 --- Street Problems To Be Discussed --- Borough Committee Will Meet This Evening -- Councilman John Kollar, chairman of the streets, members of the street committee and Street Commisioner Frank L. Tacik will sit in Council Chambers this evening to hear complaints that may be presented by Glassport citizens.. A request by several residents of Wall St. for improvement work on the hill leading up to Elm St. was referred Monday night to the street committee and will likely be discussed at the session tonight. Mrs. J. C. Evans and James Burell, who made the request, were instructed to circulate a petition.. A petition is being prepared at the Borough Bldg. In order to exted Wall St improvement, the majority of property owners must agree to help pay for the materials involved in laying a sewer, premix surface and curbing. The distance is estimated at 1000 feet. Labor will be furnished by WPA. Repairing of the steps leading to the street has been suggested as an alternative. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1941 --- Triple Link Club Plans April Dance --- Harley E. Howard, general chairman of the third annual round and square dance to be held April 28 by the Glassport Triple Link Club of the I. O. O. F., announced the following ticket committee for the affair: James A. McClelland, chairman, Bud Larkin, Lee Knight, Roy Gressler, Homer Furman, Walter Case Sr., Jack Schmidt, Samuel J. Dudley Sr., Joseph P. Wentz, Earl sutter, William Purgrin, Julius McClelland, S. J. Dudley Jr., Mrs. Myrna Hughes, Mrs. Rebecca Lapsley, MrsElizabeth Lostetter, Mrs. Sadie Williams, Mrs. Alice dudley and Mrs. Margaret Daniels.. A meeting of the committee has been called for tomorrow evening. Other committees will be named soon. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1941 --- Glassport Briefs --- The Republican Men's Club of Glassport, Seward Gross, president, will meet today at 8 p.m. in Republican headquarters on Monongahela Ave. Republican committeemen and committeewomen are to attend, a club spokesman said.. Lodge Libera, Sons of Italy, No. 941, will hold a meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the clubroom, 725 Monongahela Ave.. There will be a dance Saturday night in the sons of Italy club room. A Pittsburgh orchestra will furnish the music.. Ladies of the Sons of Italy will meet in the club room today at 7:30 p.m. with Mrs. Jean Laudadio in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1941 --- Rotary Observes 36th Anniversary --- Glassport Rotary Club observed the 36th anniversary of Rotary International and reminisced on the early days of the local organization.. Glassport Rotary was organized 15 1/2 years ago. During the informal program in the Presbyterian Church three charter members, Dr. W. E. Hodgson, Grover C. DeLaney and Thomas C. Lapsley, told of the days of organization and the history of service to the community which followed. Others among the oldest members offered remarks.. President Ray Hornfeck presided. Several visitors from McKeesport and Clairton were present. Henry C. Klob was presented with a century pin, having attended 100 consecutive meetings.. It was announced that Rotary will observe Brotherhood Week at the meeting next Tuesday evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1941 --- WSCS MEETING --- Quartet Selection and Readings Feature Methodist Event -- The Women's Society for Christian Service held its February session in the Glassport Methodist Church last night with the president, Mrs. Ora Robinson in charge.. The program included a quartet selection by Mrs. Mary Evans, Mrs. Mary dudley, Mrs. Sadie Williams and Miss Hazel Williams, and readings by a McKeesport guest, Miss Lucille Kowailes. The quartet was accompanied by Miss Helen Kirmeyer.. Thirty-eight members were present. The mission study period was in charge of Miss Helen Robinson. Mrs. Marco B. Spaid conducted devotions. Miss Martha Brown was in charge of the entertainment and Mrs. G. M. Snyder served lunch.. A trip through the new Potter-McCune warehouse is being planned by the women. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 --- Day of Prayer Observed Here --- Methodist Hold Service; W.S.C.S. Sponsor -- The Women's society for Christian Service sponsored an observance of World Day of Prayer in Glassport Methodist Church yesterday from 2 to 4 p.m. The program was in charge of Mrs. Oliver C. Evans, chairman, and members of the spiritual life committee.. On the program were talks on prayer by Mrs. Harry C. Byard and Mrs. F. A. Webb, duets by Mrs. Otto Kirmeyer and Mrs. Elmer Kohl, Mrs. Byard and Mrs. William Knox, readings and voluntary prayers by various members. Mrs. Ora Robinson served as pianist.. Members of the spiritual life committee are Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Laura Neidermyer, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. Jean Knox, Miss June witherspoon, Mrs. Florence Orbin, Mrs. alberta Wilkes, Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer and Mrs. Helen Deremer.c

March 1, 1941 --- Lodge Donates Sum Toward Ambulance --- Lodge Libera, Sons of Italy No. 941, has given a cash donation to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 to help in the purchase of an ambulance for community use.. The Sons of Italy Club will hold its regular dance in the clubroom tonight with Frank Novitta's orchestra playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The women's committee will serve homemade Italian sausages. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 --- Morning Devotions Planned During Lent --- Beginning Monday, a daily morning devotional period from 9 to 10 o'clock will be conducted in the Glassport Methodist Church throughout the Lenten season.. The devotions will be in charge of the Women's society for Christian Service , of which Mrs. John W. Robinson is president, and will be open to all members and friends of the congregation. working on the program are members of the spiritual life committee, Mrs. Oliver C. Evans, chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 --- Council In Session; Inspection Planned --- Glassport Council will continue discussion of ground offered for sale by the Patterson heirs, at a special meeting today at 2 p.m. in Concil chambers.. Members planned also to visit the hill district where they will inspect steps leading to Elm St. and the site of a road improvement proposed by a number of Elm St. property owners. A petition for the improvement will be circulated by Mrs. J. C. Evans. Residents of Iowa Ave. are also asking that improvement of their thoroughfare be included in the 1941 WPA set-up.. Tomorrow afternoon, Glassport Council will confer with McKeesport officials in regard to an icy condition at the Glassport borough line, where Monongahela Ave. meets West Fifth Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 ---$7000 Is Expected In License Refunds --- Liquor license refunds totaling $7000 are expected by Glassport Borough this year and were included in the budget among estimated revenue.. The sum includes approximately $3500 withheld by the Commonwealth last year when a transfer of fund was made to carry on relief work in the state. Payment is expected during the summer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 --- GOP Plans Social For Middle March --- Members of the Glassport Men's Republican Club and Council of Republican Women will meet Monday night in the local Republican headquarters to make plans fo a social to be held March 18 in the Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 fire hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 1, 1941 --- Glassport Briefs --- Net receipts of the Glassport-East Pittsburgh basketball game on Feb. 21 are listed as $34.14.. Mrs. Eva Martin, of Monongahela Ave., is spending the weekend with relatives in Aliquippa. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1941 --- Local Pastor Leaving Field --- Rev. Lansberry Resigns; Going to Ohio -- A farewell gathering in honor of the Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Lansberry and daughter Ruth, will be given Thursday at 8 p.m. by the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church of Glassport. Mr. Lansberry, who had been pastor of the local church since June, 1929, will conclude his service in glassport next sunday and on the following Sunday, March 16, will assume the pastorate of a charge at Sharon Center, O.. During his stay in this community, Mr. Lansberry won a host of friends. He was asked by his congregation to reconsider his acceptance of the Ohio call, but announced yesterday that his decision must stand. He expressed regret at leaving but said that he will have the opportunity of more extensive work in the new field... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1941 --- Inter-Class Sing Planned by Club --- Girl Reserves' Parents Invited Tonight -- Girl Reserves of Glassport High School will hold their second annual inter-class sing in the school auditorium today at 7:30 p.m. and are inviting their parents and girl Reserve alumni to attend.. The theme for the evening is "All This and America Too." Original skits, musical in nature, will be presented by the various class groups in competition. Members of the faculty will serve as judges, and a cup will be awarded to the winning group. The sophomore class was the winner last year.. Community singing is also included in the program.. Beryl Dulany, club president, announces a business meeting to precede the contest. A discussion of the vocational program planned for March 25 with Lois Milton in charge will take place at this time.. Other events planned by the Glassport girls include a dance in April, with Mildred Shandor and Agnes Guams in charge; and an annual tea on May 10 in the Presbyterian Church, with Grace shaw and Margaret Opris in charge.. The girls have promised co-operation in the forthcoming production of the high school play, "The Purple Mask," by taking charge of the ticket distribution. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1941 --- School Board Will Meet This Evening --- The March meeting of the Glassport School Board will be held today at 8 p.m. in the office of the high school with President Samuel Dudley Sr. presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Sodality of Mary Meets Last Evening --- The newly organized Sodality of Mary met yesterday at 7:45 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Cecelia's Church, with Miss Clara Ondreyko presiding as chairman.. The program included a report by the secretary, Miss Estelle Bartlett, a brief discussion of parliamentary procedure for the meeting, and talks by the following members: Regina Petras, "Sixteen Steps to God"; Evelyn Muarer, "Christian Marriage and Divorce"; Martha Petras, "Mary's Life"; and Catherine Faix, "The Sodality Newspaper." Miss Mary Kohler led the closing songs and the Rev. Charles P. Schafer, assistant pastor of the parish, gave the closing prayer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Firemen Making Visits to Homes --- Ambulance Donations Being Collected -- Citizens of Glassport are receiving visits this week from members of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1, who are endeavoring to raise money for purchase of an ambulance.. Residents were notified of the drive through the mail last week. On Monday, the firemen started a house-to-house canvass which is to continue throughout this week. Contributions large or small will be appreciated and spell the success of the campaign, James Thomas, president of the company states.. A meeting of the firemen will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Services Begin At Living Word --- Meetings Open Tonight At Local Tabernacle -- A series of evangelistic meetings will open yonight at the Living Word Tabernacle, 828 1/2 Indiana Ave., with the Rev. William Keifer of Duquesne, preaching the first sermon.. This will be the first series of meetings to be held in the new location of the congregation, formerly in Wilson. The pastor is the Rev. L. T. Stewart. The Rev. W. L. Shevel, of Monessen, will preach tomorrow night. Evangelist Lloyd Kipp, of Hooversville, Pa., is expected to arrive Sunday. There will be preaching each night at 7:30 with the exception of Saturday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Milligan to Again Head Triple Link --- A. A. Milligan was last night elected president of the Triple Link Club at a meeting in the I. O. O. F. Hall. The following men were named to serve with him during the coming year: Samuel S. Close, vice president, Walter Case Sr., secretary, and C. B. Kinter, treasurer.. Plans for the new year of activities were talked over. The club will present a new American flag to the Odd Fellows at the March 13 lodge meeting. A patriotic program is planned for the occasion. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Red Cross Drive --- The Junior Red Cross drive is getting under way in Glassport schools and teachers are making an effort to have 100 percent enrollment by Friday, March 14, when the campaign will be closed. Students may donate anything from a penny up. Each contributor will receive a Junior Red Cross button. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- 50 Men Attend Rotary Banquet --- Brotherhood Gathering Is Sponsored By Club -- More than 50 men attended the Brotherhood Dinner given by the Glassport Rotary Club in the Presbyterian Church last evening.. The group included a large delegation from the Glassport Lions Club.. The event was held in observance of National Brotherhood Week, which is sponsored by the National conference of Christians and Jews in an annual endeavor for national unity and a better understanding between followers of the the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish religions.. The Rev. W. B. Purnell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, and chairman of the brotherhood committee of the Rotary, was in charge of the program.. Addresses were given by Rabbi Wasser, of New Kensington, and the Rev. Dr. William Porkess, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal church of Wilkinsburg. The rabbi spoke on "Brotherhood" and the Wilkinsburg minister had for his subject "Self Surgery." The Rev. W. A. O'Hara of St. Cecelia Church was unable to be present.. Singing was led by Oliver C. Evans, of the Lions Club, and Andrew Skodol of Rotary. Dinner was served at 6:15 p. m. in the church dining room. In addition to the Glassport men, one visitor, the Rev. L. J. Davidson, a Rotarian from McKeesport, was present. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Glassport Teachers In Monthly Session --- Monthly meetings of the Glassport teaching staffs were held after classes on Monday and Tuesday.. Miss Kathryn Hardy was the speaker at the meeting at the meeting of secondary school teachers at the high school on Monday. At the second ward school yesterday the elementary teachers heard a talk by Harold Keefer, of the P. O. Peterson writing system, and a report of the education convention in Atlantic City by M. J. Naser, supervising principal. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Debt Is Reduced --- Borough Secretary John P. Hester announces that from Sinking Fund No. 4 a sum of $5000 has been paid on the principal and $1125 in interest on one of the Glassport bond issues, and from Sinking Fund No. 5, $5000 on the principal and $1625 in interest on another issue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- Glassport Briefs --- Hannah Henderson Bible Class will hold a business and social meeting Thursday at 8 p. m. in the Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. D. Davis and Mrs. Mary Eckert. The business session will be led by Mrs. Maud Crouch, president.. Morning prayer services are being held each day during Lent at the Methodist Church under auspices of the Women' Society for Christian Service. The meetings open at 9 o'clock and close at 10. They are for all persons free to worship at that hour.. Another series of first aid classes for firemen and police of the borough was held in Council Chambers last evening with C. L. Renz, of the Philadelphia Co. in charge. First aid manuals were presented to class members. The course is sponsored by the Lions Club.. Grade school pupils are selling garden seeds, part of the proceeds go to their respective school funds.. American Legion Post No. 443 will meet Friday evening in the Legion home, with Commander Hugh P. McCusker in charge.. A meeting of the police committee of Borough Council, Coucilman Thomas Reed chairman, is slated for Friday evening in the Borough Bldg.. Copperweld Local No. 1407 will meet Saturday in the I. O. O. F. Hall.. Happy Hour Knitting Club will meet this evening at the home of Mrs. Ray Reisnauer, of Elizabeth, with Mrs. Alma Dumas, as hostess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 5, 1941 --- <Advertisement> - CHIPPED STEAKS --- NEW MEAT SENSATION 12c Each -- PICKETT'S FOOD SHOP 710 Mon. Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 6, 1941 --- Meeting Tonight --- American Legion Post No. 443 will meet in the Legion home tonight, instead of tomorrow night, Commander Hugh P. McCusker announces. The meeting day was recently changed from Friday to Thursday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 6, 1941 --- 15 From School In Forensic Meet --- Glassport Pupils Travel to Hurst High -- Fifteen students of Glassport High School took part in a preliminary tournament conducted at Hurst High School in Mt. Pleasant yesterday from 4 to 10:30 p.m. under auspices of the National Forensic League.. One hundred fifteen contestants from 12 schools of Southwestern Pennsylvania participated. Local forensic students made a good showing in the oratorical declemation, humorous and dramatic orations and extemporaneous speaking. Best recors of the local delegation were made by the following: Oratorical, Jack Jones, first and third places, and Ester Purnell, first and third places; dramatic, Ester Purnell and Carmella Sharpy, first place; Elaine Gaydosh, two second places, and Jane Truby, one second place; humorous, Allen Pforsich, second place; Evelyn Wawrzeniak, third place, and Beatrice Shaw, first place; extemporaneous, Victor Heiser, third place.. Joseph Srp in charge of forensic and debate activities at the Glassport school, announces that the Glassport affirmative team will meet Elizabeth High School negative team in a debate here today at 7:30 p.m. George Yost, of the University of Pittsburgh, will be judge. On the local team are Bob Buechler, Betty Darling and Clement Urbanski. The Glassport negative team will be debating simultaneously at Elizabeth. On the team are Jack Jones and Victor Heiser., Glassport will be represented by four students at the Student Congress to be in session tomorrow and Saturday, morning afternoon and evening, in California State Teachers College. John Antico and Jack Jones will be Senators and Bob Buechler and Clement Urbanski, members of the House of Representatives. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 24, 1941 --- Quiet! --- Police Ban Juke box Music After 12 -- A nickel in a music box after midnight will cost the owner a whole jackpot of nickels if the tune reaches police ears.. Glassport Police Chief Clarence Urbanski today reiterated a former warning that "midnight is the deadline" for juke box music.. "We will be forced to arrest and fine any violators. There have been numerous complaints about music far into the night. Carried beyond midnight, music becomes a public nuisance." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1941 --- School Head Sees Library --- Dr. Houk Pays Visit to Third Ward Building -- Teachers and students of Third Ward School were complimented yesterday by Dr. Dale Houk, assistant county superintendent of schools, on their new library.. Dr. Houk inspected the library room during a visit to the school.. Formal opening of the room took place today and marked the realization of a project teachers and pupils have been working on for many months.. Parents of the children were invited to inspect the library this morning and afternoon. They found a brightly decorated room on the second floor filled with 530 books, all neatly classified in shelves and bookcases, newly painted tables and chairs, and the beginning of a museum collection.. Equipment and books were bought with funds raised largely through student shows. Numerous files of magazines were donated and the work of cataloguing the books was done by the staff of teachers led by Miss Gwen Hough. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 7, 1941 --- One Rebublican Beats Landside --- Tomedolsky Is Named Judge of Election -- To Charles J. Tomedolsky Sr., of 325 Ohio Ave., goes the honor of being the only Republican candidate in Glassport to poll more votes than Democratic opponents in the general election. Mr. tomedolsky won the office of judge of election in the First District of the Second Ward, polling 165 votes to Glen V. Lapsley's 122.. Returns from seven of the borough's eight election districts show the following Democrats elected judges of election: Elizabeth H. Eizenhafer, Peter Wible, Jr., enerst M. Kantorcyzk, Anna B. Ducay, Leo Joseph Mikolajewski and Stanley Ejchost.. Democrats and Republicans elected to the offices of majority and minority inspectors follow: Helen Singer, Jule C. Jackson, Eva Hof, Zelia D Pforsich, Francis C. Dunlay, Mercedes williams, Theresa Pasinski, George Grivna, Margaret McCusker, Elsie Salzman, Catherine Roven, Helen snyder, Julius Slafka, Jr. and Charles Willard.. No returns were listed from the Third District of the Second Ward.. The elected officers will serve for two years. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 7, 1941 --- Musical Program Slated for Sunday --- A musical program is planned by Glassport Baptist young people for presentation on Sunday at 7:45 p.m. in the church.. A special invitation to attend has been issued to Methodist young people. The program will include solos by the Methodist pastor, the Rev. F. A. Webb and Mrs. Laura Neidermyer, selections by a male quartet from the Methodist Church, a trio from the Baptist Church, solos and duets by Mrs. Betty Webb and Arthur Hibbs of McKeesport United Brethern Church and solos by Matthew Henderson of the Duquesne Baptist church. The pianist will be Mrs. Joseph Anderson.. A meeting by the sponsoring group, the Baptist B. Y. P. U., is called for today at 7:30 p.m. at the home of the president, Howard Squibb, of 535 Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 2, 1942 --- AIR WARDENS END TRAINING --- Sector Leaders Prepare To Appoint and Train Post Assistants --- Organization of sector air raid wardens for Zone 17 of Allegheny County was reported completed after a meeting in Glassport last night. Today the wardens prepared to complete appointments of post wardens to serve under them in their various sectors, and sector instructors were ready to pass on to the post wardens a new course of study prepared by the Office of Civilian Defense. / The meeting held last night, fourth in a series to acquaint sector air raid wardens and sector instructors with their jobs, was held in the Griffin Oil Co. office of Harry C. Griffin, zone warden. / Zone Instructor, Melvin J. Naser, of Glassport, presented each instructor with the 139-page course of study. Each was directed to start classes for post wardens in their communities "as soon as possible". ... /Glassport wardens listed: Sector 5 North - Robert H. Shaw and John S. Hart, Sector 5 South - Les Knight and Joseph A. Srp.... Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 2, 1942 --- Registrars Ready For Rationing Task --- 9000 Sugar Books Await Borough Families in Registration Slated to Commence Monday in Public Schools -- One hundred two Glassport teachers and volunteers will serve as registrars on Monday when enrollment of sugar consumers is started here.. Nine thousand sugar stamp books await distribution to borough families.. Registration centers will be established at First, Second and Third Ward Schools and the Junior-Senior High School Hours will be Monday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the following three afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m.. Registrars Assigned.. Melvin J. Naser, chief registrar, has assigned the following helpers to the posts listed: First Ward -- First turn (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)Christy Hodgson, Virginia S. sior, Dorothy Caves, Betty M. Scherer, Mrs. C. Harold Skodol; second turn (2:30 to 9 p.m.) Edith Ferguson, Julia Jackson, Dorothy Pratt, Anna H. Williams, Mildred LaBrosse; school site administrator, Dorothy McGovern.. Second Ward - First Turn, three Sisters of Holy Cross School, Mrs. J. A. Bullock, Leona Wadsworth, Violet Schlichting, Jane L. Granger, Anna R. Broder, Glada F. Smith, Pauline Marks, Mrs. George Fife, Mrs. William Rankin, Odessa Erhard, Mrs. Patrick Kelley; second turn, four Sisters of Holy Cross, Evelyn Hough, Mae Gearing, Claire Gressler, Blanche Heath, George Gorun, Mrs. Alice Smith, Zella Pforsich, Mrs. Henry Clark, Mrs. Merna Hughes, Mrs. Ruth Becker, Mrs. Chauncey Thompson, Mrs. Roy Halverson; school site administrator, Flora M. Smith. Third Ward -- First turn, seven sisters of St. Cecelia's School, Regina Witkowski, Mabel Montgomery, Sue Maybury, Ann M. Cairns, Jean Carpenter, Robert Whirl, Edna Griffin, Mrs. R. W. Hahne, Ruth Whirl, Kathleen O. Smith; second turn, Lois Carpenter, Mary Kohler, Mrs. W. Fay Shaw, Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry, Mildred Snyder, Esther McWhirter, Helen Robinson, Mary J. Easton, Ernest Hixon, eleanor Halas, John Murphy, Sara Granger, Joseph A. Srp, Faye Laubach, Vincent M. McKeeta, Helen Harper, Myron Ghetian; school site administrator, Gwen Hough.. High School -- First turn, Elsie McClure, Naomi Birch, Lillian Demestichas, Josephine Truxell, Walter H. Porter, John Molinari, Geraldine Kallenbaugh, Catherine Andresky, Evelyn Maurer, Carmella Sharpy, Florence Kalinowski; second turn, Julia Pavloff, Eleanor Payne, Rose Scheris, Julia Clemens, Jerome Reznik, Margaret Opris, Elizabeth Vehec, Helen Vehec, Helen Frienier, Margaret Krause, Patricia McNelis; school site administrator, Roy M. Hickes.. Where to Register.. People living from First St. to the McKeesport line will register at First Ward School; First to Fourth Sts. at the High School; Fourth to Sixth St.s at Second Ward School; and those south of the middle of Sixth St. at Third Ward School.. One adult may register for an entire family unit. He or she should be prepared to give the ages of each of each member of the immediate family, height and weight, color of eyes and hair, and to declare the amount of sugar in the household at the present time. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1942 --- Kindergarten Class Graduates Tonight --- Naser to Present 64 Students With 'Diplomas' At Exercises in Local High School, Annuals to Be Distributed -- Sixty-four students of the Second and Third Ward School kindergarten class will receive diplomas tonight at commencement exercises in the high school auditorium. The program is scheduled for 7:45.. The diplomas will be given by Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal, as well as certificates of merit to students for distinguishing work during the year. A new feature this year and originated by Lois Carpenter, instructorwill be the presentation of a year book relating events, novelties and other features to the students.. To Give Sketch.. Included at the program tonight will be a selection of songs by a special chorus, a victory drill and a sketch entitled "Dream Faries." Last night a large crowd attended the class night program of the graduating class in the local high school and witnessed plays, a movie, a puppet show, nursery pictures and listened to singing by a special chorus.. Those aiding Miss Carpenter in forming the program were Mrs. Eleaner Halas, L. W. Jackson, Al Stevens, Mrs. Esther McWhirter, Flora Smith, Roy Hickes, Melvin J. Naser, Fay Shaw and H. B. South..Graduating students are Edward Auslander, Treva Joan Anderson, Joan Bill, Alwin Bill, Rose Marie Bodus, Dinean Booth, Guy Borelli, Jacqueline Campbell, Thomas Carnahan Jr., Robert Coma, Harry Davis, Morris Decolati Jr., Helen Mae Dichiera, Joseph Di Giorgio, John Demis, Thomas Demis, Letti Jo Dintino, Patricia Ann Douglas, Robert Elko, Louise Fato, Robert H. Finney, Junior Frank, Arlene Garland.. Elaine Hart, Sheila Hornfeck, Maryann Jesionowski, Gene Karnes, Richard Kemp, Gertrude ritter Kill, Raymond King, Stanton Bruce Klein, Ronald Kolanko, Alice Kopczynski, Ronald Jean Lanyi, Robert Lucas, Gerraro MacDonald, Elizabeth Martino, Victoria Majzer, Joseph Mazur, Gary Miller, Joyce Lee Miller, John Montanti, Sandra Ann Morgan, James Michael, Patricia Murphy.. Francis Murray, Earl Myers, Mary Lou Pearson, Mary Ann Price, Billy I. Shaw, Ester K. Smith, Karl Snyder, billy Stewart, Janet Marie Stokes, Barbara Taylor, Shirley Taylor, Donna Jean Thompson, Joseph Tomedolsky, Judith Vollmer, Helen Louise Weber, Corrine Wentz, Thomas Wezorek, James Yablonsky and Felix Zebrosky. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1942 --- Further Parade Plans Listed --- Ralph Whitehead Named Principal Speaker -- Further plans were announced today for the Memorial Day parade and services which will be held this Sunday afternoon starting at 2 o'clock.. Ralph of burt Foster Post American Legion of McKeesport, will give the the principal address at the services at Memorial Park following the parade. Thje Claude Beltz Post, American Legion of Dravosburg, will fire the salute at the end of the ceremonies with taps being played by Charles Salmon of the McKeesport organization. The echo will be sounded by Charles Harris and Ted Lamb, also of McKeesport.. Meanwhile the borough is making ready for the services by beautifying the park at fift St. and Monongahela Ave. The grass had been cut, trees and hedges trimmed and the flag pole painted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1942 --- Glassport Briefs --- Mrs. Lenora Stevens, of 129 Monongahela Ave., who has been seriously ill at her home, was removed to McKeesport Hospital.. Citizen Hose Co. No. 1 met in the fire station at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave last night with President Dominick Borelli in charge.. The home nursing class will meet today at 7:30 in the borough Bldg with Mrs. Walter Keirn in charge.. Members of Group 750 Polish National Alliance have accepted an invitation from Post 443 American Legion to march in the Memorial parade Sunday afternoon in the borough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 25, 1942 --- Large Crowd Witnesses Memorial Parade, Rites --- Residents Are Asked to Support Present War to Greatest Possible Limit; Gold Star Mothers Are Honored -- Glassport and neighboring communities turned out in large numbers for the patriotic parade and memorial services in the borough yesterday to honor the hero dead of the World War.. Daniel O'Connell, commander of the Glassport Post 443, American Legion, gave the keynote behind the services when he said that this day is sacred with the almost visible presence of those who have gone before us. We honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the service of our country, and of those others who, since the war, have dropped their burdens by the wayside of life and are gone to eternal rest.. "May the ceremonies of today deepen your reverence for our dead," Mr. O'Connell said. "Let us renew our pledge of loyalty to our country and its flag. Let us resolve by word and deed to emphasize the priveledge of patriotism.". Whitehead Speaks.. Ralph Whitehead, of Burt Foster Post 361, American Legion, of McKeesport and one of the principal speakers paid tribute not only to the World War dead but to all those "sons of liberty who have fought for freedom since the early days of the American Revolution." He said that he regretted we are forced to fightfor the same principles we fought for more than 20 years ago but our sacrifices will not be in vain.. Mr. Whitehead stated that "we cannot quit this present war until we have destroyed not Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito, but all the ideologies that they represent and which have been built up for the past 500 years." He said thatthe real battle will only begin when "these tyrants" are wiped out and the battle for peace begins.. Lou Nagy, western vice commander of the American Legion, told the audience that "our present war is to make certain that the blood spilled for freedom in the last war was not sacrificed for nothing," and called upon the people to buy defense bonds and stamps to "insure your children and grandchildren of an everlasting peace.". Tribute to Mothers.. Special tribute was paid to the Gold Star Mothers of the local American Legion, of which there are four. They are Mrs. Nunzia Salvador, Mrs. Belle Close, Mrs. Barbara Pfluger and Mrs. Augusta Terwilliger. Mrs. Salvador was the only one present at the services yesterday.. Ben Byers, 33 district commander of the American Legion, acted as the master of ceremonies and also called for exhibition of "superb patriotism". After the talks, Adjutant Lee Knightread the names of the soldiers killed in the last war and members of their families were given a white flower by Commander O'Connell.. Fred Clague of the local post pointed out that the American Legion is now going out into "further fields with all of its resources possible to aid those engaging in the present conflict. He added that nearly 50 percent of the money gained in the sale of poppies is put away in a separate fund to render assistance to those in need of aid.. Wreath Placed .. A wreath of flowers was placed at the foot of the monument in Memorial Park by Mr. O'Connell, Mrs. John Thomas of the American Legion Auxiliary and Nick Siudela of borough Council. Siudela substituted for Burgess Joseph Faix and also gave the address of welcom.. A military salute was fired by a squad of Claude Beltz Post 380, American Legion of Dravosburg, while Charles Salmon and Charles Harris of the McKeesport post played taps. The echo was sounded by Ted Lamb, also of the McKeesport post. The Rev. F. A. Webb of the Methodist Church gave the invocation, and the Rev. Richard Hungerman, assistant pastor at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, gave the benediction.. The services followed the parade which formed at the high school and marched up Ohio Ave. to Ninth St., then down Monongahela Ave. to Memorial Park at Fifth St. Bands in the parade included the West Newton Yellow Jackets, Glassport High School Band, McKeesport Blue Devils, Glassport Sons of Italy No. 941 band and Burt Foster Post drum and bugle corps.. Marchers Listed.. Also in the line of march were members of the Glassport police force, auxiliary police, firemen and firetrucks of Reliance Hose Co. No, 2 and citizens Hose Co. No. 1 and the latter's ambulance, School board members and other borough officials, school children, Sons of Italy Club, Boy Scout Troop 56, Girl Scout Troop 330, air raid wardens, Legion officials snd Legion posts from Glassport, Dravosburg, McKeesport and Versailles Township.. Special community singing was led by Ben Williams with the Copperweld Glee Club entertaining with a special arrangement of "God Bless America". Those who arranged the program were Fred Clague, Philip Maurer and Hugh McCusker. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 25, 1942 --- Still Going --- Flivver Participates in Parade -- The old '27 model T truck that broke down in the mountains just outside Johnstown two football seasons ago when a group of Glassport High School students tried to drive the "flivver" to the Glassport -Johnstown grid game, took part in the memorial parade here yesterday.. The truck was painted a bright silverandd was decorated with American flags. The driver was Raymond Wigand of 811 Vermont Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 25, 1942 --- Residents Honored at Farewell Party --- Mrs. Gordon Arthurs and daughter Janice, 222 Ohio Ave. left Saturday for Miami, Fla., where they will join their husband and father who is employed there.. At a farewell party held at the home of Mrs. Thomas Quinn of Ohio Ave., Mrs. Arthurs was presented with luggage. The Arthurs will make their home permanently in Miami. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- 31 Honor Graduates Announced at School --- 16 Students Are cited Here for Highest Honors, 15 for Honors; Class Is Largest in History of Glassport High --- Out of a graduating class of 121 students, largest in the history of Glassport High School, 16 students arecited today for high honors and 15 for honors in a list compiled by Principal Roy Hickes.. These students along with other members of the senior class will receive their diplomas Wednesday evening of next week at the commencement exercises in the local high school.. Students recognized as graduationg with high honors are John Antico, Robert Buechler, Margaret Doak, Victor Heiser, Mary Hospodar, Joseph Jambor, Jack Jones, Geraldine Kallenbaugh, Miriam Karstunen, Grace Light, Henry Wichmanoski, Virginai Mawhinney, Rebecca Myers, Carmella Sharpy, Bernard Stetz, and Clement Urbanski.. Graduates Listed.. The 15 students, who will graduate with honors are Catherine Andresky, Angeline Ejchost, Helen Freniere, Florence Kalinosky, Margaret Kraus, George Kutzrock, John Milligan, John Molinari, Margaret Opris, Phyllis Roth, Irene Squires, Frank Stefik, Irene Timko, Elizabeth Vehec and Richard Zeleznik.Other graduates are Philip Ashton, , Theodore Basch, Robert Bassler, John Bilak, Eileen Bissett, Claire Bodem, Roselyn Bonadio, Gertrude Borkowski, Edward Brezicky, Clyde Cady, Louis Campano, Michael Chocinsky, Jerry Cohen, Liguori Conley, Robert Crouch, Aldine Davis, Leonard Derewonko, Virginia Derflinger, Paul Dulac, Theresa Duralia, Frank Dworek, Dorothy Eichorn, Ruth Evans, Frank Fato, Margerie Ferguson, Agnes Gaums, Thaddeus Gefert, Joseph Ghetian, Clara Grace, William Gradich, Robert Halavats, Arnold Hanley, Joseph Havlik, Albert Hilko, Jane Kampas, Henrietta Kass, Lloyd Kennedy, Edward Kirkwood, Mary Korposh, Roman Kruszka, Beatrice Kunz, Agnes Kwolek, Peter Latin, Harold Lazar, Dorothy Lust, Evelyn Maurer, Richard McKeeta, Patricia McNelis, Virginia Meisl, Rudolph Mihoces, William Mort, Helen Mraz, Victor Mustatio, Robert Null. Theresa Pater, Annette Petrillo, Jane Pomoski, Esther Purnell, Evelyn Randolph, Katherine Raszewski, Vera Sabolic, Ellen Salvador, Larry Scherer, Bob Seif, Wilma Serena, Bernice Shaw, William Shaw, Erne Sherman, Frances Sowa, Anna Squibb, Ruth Stokes, Jerry Teahan, Frances Thomas, Elizabeth Tkatch, Helen Tolley, Marion Tomedolsky, JaneTruby, Theresa M. Tyskewicz, Theresa P. Tyskewicz, Helen Tyskewicz, John Valencik, Helen Vehec, Evelyn Wawrzeniak, Richard Welch, Theresa WelchEdith White, Janet williams, Wanda Woy and Ann Zurenda. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 ---Meeting Scheduled By Medical Corps --- The Medical Defense Corps will meet in the Borough Bldg. tonight to hear a report from the different church hospital units in the borough. Dr. William E. Hodgson will be in charge.. Nurses are asked to attend the meeting as Dr. E. L. Erhard will outline the specific appointments to be given. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Closing Hour Report Due --- Merchants Here to Hear Committee Report On Survey -- Glassport Businessmen's Assn. will hold a meeting tonight at George Gross' store, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave. to discuss plans for the new closing hours that will go into effect starting Saturday.. A report will be heard from a committee that is circulating pledge card to the various merchants of the borough asking their co-operation in closing stores. On this committee are Jack A. Davis, Myer Alpern, Adam Tyskiewicz, George Gross, Frank Wawrzeniak and Steve Orlando.. At a meeting of the merchants last week it was decided to close all stores Saturday, Memorial Day, and to close on 1 o'clock on June 4, the day of the public school picnic. Stores will close every Wednesday afternoon after this date at 1 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Devotions Close At St. Cecilia's --- Seven Priests Will Aid In Final Service --- Forty Hours devotion will come to a close at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church today with special services listed for 7:30 p.m. . Seven priests will take part in the ceremonies that will bring to a close this annual service that opened with a procession Sunday. The priests will take part in the procession of the school children tonight and assist in the chanting of the litany and in the benediction.. Visiting priests are the Rev. Joseph Lonegran of St. Paulinus, Clairton; the Rev. John O'Connor, St. Clare's, Clairton; the Rev. Edward duwell, Holy Trinity, McKeesport; the Rev. William Fromme, St. Mary's German, McKeesport and the Rev. Michael Hegerich of West Newton. The parish priest is the Rev. Walter A. O'Hara and his assistant is the Rev. Richard Hungerman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Sidewalk Job Begins Today --- Work Slated to Start On Indiana Avenue From Broadway -- The WPA sidewalk project was scheduled to begin today in the borough with work beginning on Indiana Ave. from Broadway to Wall St.. Upon completion of this project, work will be started on the sidewalks on sixth St. from Indiana Ave. to Delaware Ave. and on Euclid Ave. from Fifth St. to Thorn Alley. completion of these two projects will have to await word from the government concerning the priority rating of asphalt. Councilman Nick Siudela, chairman of the street committee, said that application has been made for a supply of asphaly.. Siudela, along with John Kollar and John Hester, other members of the Street Committee, is trying to arrange with WPA officials a borough wide project which would take them into other districts and enable them to complete sidewalks that are as yet unfinished, especially on the new section of Ohio Ave. below the high school.. The steet committee announces that all those who have not placed their applications for sidewalks can do so at the office of Regina Witkowski, borough secretary, at the Borough Bldg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Final Program Set at School --- Third Ward Students to Give Operetta -- The final program of the school year will be held by the kindergarten and the first four grades of the Third Ward School on Thursday afternoon for parents, friends, teachers and pupils.. The programwill be a musical show and operetta which will include a victory drill by the kindergarten and the first grade, an operetta in two acts entitled "The Palace of Carelessness" with the scenes being laid in the palace and courtroom, a chorus made up of sopranos and altos, and various selections by the junior band under the direction of Clifford Bahm.. Approximately 80 pupils will take part in this musical program which is under the direction of Miss Gwendolyn Hough and Miss Lois Carpenter. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Stevens Returns To Visit Mother --- Apprentice Seaman Albert E. Stevens of the U. S. Navy returned from his base in Norfolk, Va. yesterday morning to spend an eight-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Lenora Stevens, who is recovering from an operation last week in McKeesport Hospital. Stevens will return to his base Sunday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Michigan Student Home on Vacation --- Miss Charlotte Papernick returned to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Papernick, of 502 Vermont Ave. Sunday night to spend a vacation before returning to Ann Arbor, Mich. to renew her studies at the University of Michigan.. Miss Papernick finished her sophomore year last week and will return on June 10 to start her junior year under the new trimester plan adopted by the school. She is enrolled in the School of Education. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Rotary Club Honors Senior Boy Students --- Members of the Glassport Rotary Club will honor the senior boys of this year's graduating class tonight with a dinner in the Mazur Hotel, Eighth St.. The boys will be given a prize and will hear a Pittsburgh civic leader give the principal address. The program is in charge of Harley Howard, with assistants being Melvin Naser, Grover C. DeLaney, Henry C. Klob and L. V. Dumas. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1942 --- Glassport Briefs --- Seaman E. T. Kristan of Yonkers, N. Y., a second mate electrician on one of Uncle Sam's ships, has returned to duty after a short visit to the home of Miss Josephine Milasko, 632 1/2 Hemlock Way.. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Glassport Mothers Club tonight has been postponed until June 9 at the Second Ward School.. The regular nursing class will meet at the Glassport High School at 7 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 31, 1942 --- PUPILS BACK IN CLASSES--- Public Schools Reopen for New Fall Term --- Students of Glassport Junior-Senior High School, the three public grade schools and Holy Cross Parochial School returned to classes for the fall term today. Counting the children of preschool age enrolled in kindergarten, there are about 2000 boys and girls from the borough returning to studies this year. Some are members of St. Cecilia's Parochial School, which does not open until Sept. 8 ... Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 3, 1942 --- Odds To Honor Men In Service --- Erect Service Flag for Members in War -- The Glassport Odds, social, civic and athletic association, will erect a service flag to honor members in the armed services. The club is composed of young men of the borough who take an active part in civic affairs and their athletic teams have a wide reputation in this district.. A meeting will be held tonight at 9 o'clock at the offices of Charles Pokerr, Seventh and Indiana Ave., to complete arrangements for the flag. The following and all others interested are asked to attend: Clarence Urbanski, S. A. Weiss, Ray J. Quinn, Rixey Tacik, Joseph Witkowski, David Herlehy, Joseph Piekut, Charles Prokopski, John Zajdell, Charles Zeleznik, Stanley Ejchost, John Sherman, Robert Prokopski, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Joseph Ejchost, Nick Sherman, Robert Wawrzeniak, John Orenak, Andrew Slafka, Joseph Zeleznik, Michael Shyosky, Rupp Pasinski, Frank Topoleski, Joseph Wallace, Bernard Pomocki, Joseph Kuzio, Frank Tacik, John Petros, Frank Zaborski, Joseph Saffa, B. Jaskolski, Stephen Karczewski, Kazimer Piekut, F. Schmitt, Joe Razewski and Nicholas Siudela. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 3, 1942 --- Polish Political Club To Meet Sunday Night --- The Polish-American Political Club will meet Sunday evening at the Polish Falcon hall. This will be the first meeting since the beginning of summer and important business will be transacted.. Reports of the executive committee will be read and recommendations for the club's endorsements for the November election will be considered by the executive group.. Frank L. Tacik is president of the club and will be in charge of this meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 3, 1942 --- Lutherans to Join In Communion Day --- "Communion" will be the topic of the Rev. Robert W. Hahne, of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sunday at 11 a.m. as the congregation joins in observance of World-Communion Day. Baptism and reception of members will take place at this service.. The Rev. Mr. Hahne will attend the central coference of the Pittsburgh Synod of United Lutheran Churches at Bellvue on Tuesday. The Sunday School board meeting will be held Monday evening at 8 in the church parlors. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 3, 1942 --- Baptist Church Joins Communion Service --- Communion services will be held at the Baptist Church at 11 Sunday morning, with the Rev. Frank S. Edge in charge. Sunday School will be held at 9:45 and B.Y.P.U. will meet at 6:45 p.m. The E.M.O. will meet Monday evening. A business meeting will be held Wednesday evening at 8 following a short devotional service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 3, 1942 --- Presbyterian Sunday School Names Heads --- Installation of new officers and teachers in the Sunday school of the Presbyterian Church will take place Sunday morning at 9:45. Communion services will be held at 11 o'clock in compliance with the World Communion movement with a talk by the Rev. W. B. Purnell, pastor. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 3, 1942 --- Glassport Briefs --- Blackout windows for the hospital unit of St. James Lutheran Church are completed. Home nursing classes are being held on Thursday Afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. At present the class are filled and no additions may be made.. The finance committee of Borough Council will meet Sunday afternoon in the Borough Bldg. In addition to approving expenses, the committee will discuss borough policy for the coming year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Sports Club Names Heads --- Plan Two Service Flags To Honor Members In World Wars -- "Bob" Pokerr was elected president of the Glassport Odds Sports Club at the second meeting Saturday night. Nick Siudela was named secretary-treasurer. Joseph Piekut heads the publicity committee. Clarence Urbanski, Charles Zeleznik and Steve Dzurenda form the entertainment committee.. Plans were made to erect two service flags in the office windows of Charles Pokerr, to honor club members who served in both world wars. A star will be placed in the respective flags for each man seeing service, with a gold emblem for those killed in action.. Odds members who were in the first World War were Vincent Tavalore, first Glassport boy killed in service and after whom the Glassport American Legion post was named. "Witts" Jaskolski, "Kozy" Kuzia, August Owering and Mike Lang, killed in action; Sam Price, A. Murawski, A. Jaskolski, "Styke" Sieminski, "Brownie" Topoleski, Andy Petrulak, "Bennie" Sherman, John Dormberger, Roy Quinn, A. Edding, Dewey Lerie, B. Kalina and Dr. W. E. Hodgson.. Those now in the present war are: Dr. Leo Poproski, Bulger Burns, Fred George, W. Pasinski, E. Pasinski, Edwin Pater, Robert Pater, S. Waskowitz, Fritz Witkowski, M. Bica, Ed Piekut, W. Telega, H. Marini, M. Murn, A. Iacone, A. Dansak, N. Truzzio, E. Wasinski, "Hoe" Siudela, V. Trunzo, N. Sherman, N. Martina, F. Milkowski, "Bun" Rasnewski, H. Rasnewski, N. Tavalore, H. Wichmanowski, Joe Kral, F. Tysoni, S. Winkler, G. Saffa and J. Sherman.. This list is not complete and anyone knowing of former Odds in service are asked to call Joe Piekut at 31755. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Club Endorses Democratic Slate --- Roosevelt War Policy Also Approved -- The Polish-American Political Club, with Frank L. Tacik presiding, met last night at the Polish Falcon Hall and approved and introduced new members. A report of the executive committee was filed and approved. The committee is headed by John Kwalek and includes Stanley Tyszkiewicz and Joseph Wosinski.. The club endorsed the entire slate of the Democratic party for the coming election and passed a resolution placing the club on record as totally in accord with the war policy of President Roosevelt. A copy of the resolution will be forwarded to the White House.. A new resolution committee was appointed with John Tudek, chairman, Joseph Kuzio, Brownislav Blicharski, John Ganzdoski and Stanley Zawodniak. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Local Resident To Become WAVE --- Leaves for Training Base Tuesday or Wednesday -- Miss Flora Buzella, 26, of 300 Erie St., is the first Glassport girl to be appointed to the Waves and will leave Tuesday or Wednesday for the basic training at either Indiana State College or Stillwater, Oklahoma. Miss Buzella expects her final instructions today. She enters with the rank of apprentice seaman.. Miss Buzella is a graduate of Glassport High School and was a member of the basketball and track teams. She is an accomplished contralto soloist and appeared in many district entertainments. She soloed at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh two years ago.. She has been employed in the offices of the Copperweld Steel Corp. for the past five years. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Lions Auxiliary --- Mrs. Thomas Richards has called a special meeting of the program and entertainment committees for the defense stamp dinner, to be held late in October, tonight at 7:30 at her home, 739 Michigan Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Holy Cross Holds First Air Raid Drill --- Holy Cross R. C. Church of Glassport, held its first air raid drill after the 11 o'clock mass yesterday. The Rev. Alexander Krajewski and Joseph Piekut, church air raid warden and the church committee were in charge. The entire church was emptied in 3 1/2 minutes.. Additional drills will be held and 26 more wardens are needed. Volunteers are asked to leave their names with the Rev. Mr. Krajewski or contact Piekut. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Girl Scouts Sell $431.75 in Stamps --- Glassport Girl Scouts had a busy week in their war stamp drive, netting $413.75 in sales from their booth on Monongahela Ave. between Sixth and Seventh Sts. The girls sold $291 worth of stamps on Saturday, the largest amount for any day during the campaign.. The organization is looking for a new location for their booth as the present arrangement terminates Saturday.. Mrs. Thompson is the scout leader and would like to hear from anyone who has a site to offer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Finance Committee --- Borough Council finance committee met Sunday afternoon at the Borough Bldg. and decided to pay off certificates of indebtedness outstanding against the borough. The policy for the coming year was established and will be announced at the next Council meeting. The committee consists of D. T. Herlehy, chairman, John Heidish and Nicholas Siudela. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- School Board Meets --- The regular meeting of the Glassport School Board will be held at the high school this evening at 8. Alva G. Nowels, board president, will be in charge.. School will be closed Thursday and Friday when the teachers attend a meeting in Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Wardens Meet --- Members of Post No. 7, Sector 4, air raid wardens, are to meet at post headquarters this evening at 7 o'clock. Joe Cox, senior warde, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Defense Committee --- A meeting of the defense fund committee will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the Democratic headquarters. Jack Heidish, chairman, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 5, 1942 --- Glassport Briefs --- The E. M. O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church will meet tonight at 8 with Mrs. Grace Forbes, president, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Light Vote Is Expected --- Election Lacks Interest; No Borough Offices Contested -- Glassport is expected to cast a light vote today, with none of the borough offices on the ballot. Party officials claim that interest in this election is not what it should be and with a large number of eligible voters in the armed services the total cast is expected to fall below the 3000 mark.. Perhaps the most heated contests from a local standpoint will be those in the race for State Legislature. The predominantly Democratic Borough is expected to give the Moran, Heatherington, Goodwin and Hunter nominees a plurality over the Baldridge, Beech, Johnston and Bardes combination on the Republican side of the ballot.. Congressman Samuel A. Weiss, seeking re-election, is expected to poll a large vote in his home town. His total exceeded even that of President Roosevelt in the 1940 election.. Neither of the major parties has done extensive campaigning in the borough, but a full crew of workers were on hand this morning to greet the early voters. The polls will be open until 8 o'clock tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Selectees Here Examined Today --- November Call Takes More Single Men --- The November call for selectees from the Glassport Selective Service Board had more than twice the number called in October, but less than some in the previous months. Among the group were eight colored boys who were sent in for examinations yesterday. The remainder of the draftees go to Pittsburgh today for their final examinations.. This call was made up of 1-A and single men, 1-B and 3-A men who are married but separated from their wives. There are still about 125 in the 1-A class available for December induction and with the re-classification of single 3-A men who couldformerly claim dependency, the number is expected to increase considerably. The new allotment grants practically eliminate the dependency excuse for single men and early re-classification of this group is expected.. Married men with dependents will probably not be called for some time under present plans. They are at the bottom of the list, according to Selective Service officials in Washington. However, married men with no children are being rapidly re-classified on an occupational basis, according to a list of 34 essential industries issued in July. Local draft board officials say that this latted class is not expected to be called in this territory for some time, due to the reserve list of single men available and the expected registration of 18 and 19-year-old men. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Ration Board Gets 229 Applications --- The local rationing board offices had a busy month in October, especially in the tire department. The staff recorded applications for 229 passenger and truck tires and tubes. Two applications for new automobiles were received and two title transfers were handled.. Nothing definite has been received regarding coffee rationing, except that the allotment will be one pound to each person over 15 years of age for a five week period. Additional information is expected in the near future.. Today is the deadline for the registration of fuel oil dealers. The dealers are expected to handle the rationing to the consumers but must register with the board offices. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Sewing Group Makes Clothes --- Red Cross Unit Sews and Knits 1000 Garments -- The Red Cross sewing unit sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Glassport has just completed its ninth month on the project and has completed 981 garments and 71 knitted articles. The group spent 2867 man hours on the sewing and 1449 hours on the knitting.. The group meets on Wednesdays of each week at Third Ward School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a group of about 30 seamstresses and 40 knitters taks part. The project is in charge of Mrs. John Thomas and Mrs. Fred Clague is co-chairman.. Among the 981 garments completed by the sewing group were 25 women's dresses, 89 skirts, 60 girls' dresses and 10 skirts, 30 boys' shirts 90 pair of heavy shorts 75 pair of boys' pajamas, 20 women's gowns, 87 babies' wear, 40 rompers, 190 sleepers, 10 snow suits, 30 toddler's shirts, 55 children's pajamas, 15 bed jackets, 50 women's blouses, 45 girls' blouses, and 50 army kits.. The knitters completed four women's coat sweaters, 20 men's slipovers, 16 navy sweaters, nine army sweaters, 12 army sleeveless sweaters, eight army helmets and two navy helmets.. The auxiliary would like to interest more women in the project and asks those interested to attend one of the Wednesday sessions or to contact Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Clague. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Defense Group Shows Balance --- Approve Purchase of Air Raid Post Supplies -- A balance of $1080.34 was reported on hand by the Glassport Civilian Defense fund committee at a meeting at the Boro Bldg. last nite. The only contribution listed was $8.34 from a supplementary scrap collection.. William Broder, chairman of the committee to meet with air raid wardens, reported on his findings regarding equipment needed by the various posts.. The list submitted was approved and the equipment including raincoats, hose and other various items, is to be delivered to the borough and stamped with the seal of Civilian Defense organization. An allotment of $950 was granted for this purpose.. Burgess Robert Shaw reported that a midnight show sponsored by the volunteer firemen of the borough will be had at the local theater on Nov. 10 and that tickets are now on sale.. Chairman John Heidish announced that the next regular meeting of the group wull be held on Nov. 17 at 8 o'clock, with the finance group meeting at 7:30 on the same night. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Legion Auxiliary Plans Card Party --- The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a public card party and social at Legion Hall on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Mary Thomas heads the committee which includes Mrs. Hugh McMcKusker, Mrs. John Pavol, Mrs. Morris Siegal, Mrs. John Danzak and Mrs. August Quering. McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- L.C.B.A. Party --- The L.C.B.A. Branch No. 17 of Glassport, will sponsor a public card party and social at the Democratic headquarters here on Wednesday Nov. 11. Mrs. John Moritz and Mrs. Joseph Stepko will be in charge of the affair. McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- First Aid Class --- The advanced first aid class scheduled to begin at the high school tonight is open to the public. Francis Jones, the instructor urges all air raid wardens interested to attend as well as those not engaged in civilian defense, but who wish to learn the methods.of administring aid to injured persons. McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1942 --- Legion Meeting --- American Legion Post 443 will meet Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at at the Legion Hall. The session will be in charge of W. K. Rennie, new post commander. McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1942 --- Girl Scouts Here Conduct Vespers --- Local Group to Sponsor Service Sunday -- The Girl Scout troop of Glassport will hols its annual vesper services at St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday at 8 p.m. with the public invited. The entire program will be under the direction of the girls and the Rev. Robert A. Hahne will deliver the sermon on "scouting." . The program includes vocal solos by Edna Mort, scripture reading by Arlene Smith, a vocal duet by Dolly Ardinger and Jean Thomson, prayer by Ruth Rennie, offering by Nancy Lee Clarke, Nancy Ferguson, Dorothy Turney and Geraldine Marks,vocal solos by Lois Reed and congregational hymn singing. The ushers are Barbara Broder and Sylvia Alpern.. Mrs. Robert Thomson Jr. is leader of the troop and Mrs. Robert W. Hahne, assistant leader. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 6, 1942 --- Fifty Guests Honor Stevens at Party --- William Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stevens, of 129 Monongahela Ave., was honored at a party attended by 50 of his friends. Stevens has enlisted in the Navy and will report for duty in the near future. His brother, Albert Stevens Jr. has been in the Navy for almost a year and saw service in the Solomon Islands.. Guests were from McKeesport, Wilson, Elizabeth, Liberty Borough, Millvale and Glassport. The Rev. W. B. Purnell, presented Stevens with a service prayer book and George Hope took pictures of the gathering. Mrs. George Hope and Mrs. Richard Stokes aided Mrs. Stevens in serving. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 6, 1942 --- Register for Gas Rationing Thursday --- Glassport auto owners will register for their gasoline rationing card on next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12, 13 and 14. instead of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as announced previously.. The registration will take place at the high school from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Classes will be dismissed Thursday as all school teachers will take part in the registration. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 6, 1942 --- Messenger Wanted for Post Office --- The position of mail messenger is open at the Glassport Post Office. Bids must be in the hands of Postmaster William P. Kohler before Nov 16.. The messenger transports mail from Glassport to McKeesport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Baptist Class Elects Officers --- E.M.O. Group Name Committees for Year --The E.M.O. Bible Class met last night at the Glassport Baptist Church and elected new officers for the coming year. Mrs. Margaret Stewart was nemed president of the group, Mrs. May Squibb, vice president; Mrs. Gladys Robbins, secretary, and Mrs. Delphia Howard, treasurer.. Mrs. Ada Phillips was named flower treasurer; Miss Mabel Forgie, missionary chairman; Mrs. Marie Anderson, pianist; Miss Mary J. Easton, teacher and Mrs. Maggie Thomas, press reporter. The sick committee is composed of Mrs. Grace Forbes, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Ben Davis and Mrs. May Edge.. Mrs. Grace Forbes, retiring president was in charge of last night's session and the devotions were led by Mrs. May Edge. Her theme was "The Christmas Story." A social hour followed and carol singing was enjoyed. Mrs. Stewart gave a reading and the women's class presented a sketch. Lunch was served by Mrs. Delphia Howard and Miss Mary J. Easton. The table appointments were poinsettas and candles. A Christmas gift exchange followed the social hour. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Rotary to Fete Football Team --- High School Gridders to Be Honored Tuesday -- "Headlining the News" was the theme of the Rotary Club meeting at the Mazur Hotel last night and C. J. Miroth, secretary, reviewed the important happenings of the past two weeks and tied up the developments with the general trend of the war.. Melvin J. Naser, vice president of the club presided in the absence of L. V. Dumas, president. He announced that plans are about completed for the annual football banquet honoring members of the Glassport High School team and the coaches, Vince McKeeta and Myron Ghetian, who will leave for military service in the near future. The squad numbers 41 players.. Harry Grove, program director, announced that the banquet committee would be composed of Dr. J. A. Bullock, Lee Davis, T. O. Jack and Clarence Easton. Due to the limited capacity of the dinner room, it was announced that tickets must be purchased in advance for the banquet to be held next Tuesday night at the Mazur Hotel. They may be secured from Rotary members at the high school or at Hornfeck's. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Expect Crowd for Stage Show --- Radio Artists Perform At School Friday -- A capacity crowd is expected to witness the two performances of Joe Barker and his "Chuck Wagon Boys" at the Glassport high school auditorium on Friday. Tickets have been moving at a rapid clip and the entire net proceeds of the affair will be turned over to the local civilian defense fund.. The Barker show is well known to radio fans in this section and has been a popular feature of a Wheeling station for years. A group of juvenile entertainers is included in the troupe which offers a variety of mountaineer entertainment.. There will be a children's matinee at 2:15 o'clock in the afternoon and the evening performance will begin at 8 o'clock. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Seek Gasoline For Scrap Drive --- Firemen of Glassport are ready and willing to engage in the scrap drive commemorating the anniversary of Pearl Harbor next week, but the problem of getting gasoline for the trucks engaged in the collection., Nicholas Siudela, chairman of the borough's salvage committee, said today.. Siudela has wired Gov. Arthur H. James to that effect and says that to ask the truckers to donate their trucks for the drive and expect them to furnish their precious gasoline is too much of an imposition.. Siudela is awaiting a reply from Harrisburg, but in the meantime, the local volunteer firemen are going ahead with plans for the drive and will conduct it if they have to ask the donors to take their scrap directly to the scrap yards. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Elementary Schools Sell $132 in Stamps --- Stamp sales in the elementary schools showed an increase over last week, with $132.25 being reported from the three schools. First Ward reported $24, Second Ward $75 and Third Ward $33.25.. The schools expect to make an improved showing next week in commeration of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A concentrated effort will be made in the entire school system to add to the total next week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1942 --- Personal --- Miss Dot Rowson has returned to Washington D. C. after spending the Thanksgiving week-end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rowson, of 506 Monongahela Ave. She is employed in the Navy Department. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 1, 1943 --- War Influences Local Events During Year --- Civilian Defense Work Makes Up Large Part Of Bourough's Activities; Council, School Board Reduce Debt -- The war and the war effort influenced Glassport happenings to a great extent during 1942. With hundreds of borough residents in the armed forces and almost all of the male population busy in war plants, the conflict was brought closer to home.. The borough sent men into every branch of the service and to battlefields in every corner of the world and on all of the seas.. Among them are men of every rank. One of Glassport's soldiers, Staff Sergeant Fred C. Wilson of 219 Monongahela Ave., was cited for bravery in the Pearl Harbor attack. Others are acquitting themselves with credit daily and their rewards are forthcoming.. Defense Groups Organized.. On the home front, groups banded together for civilian defense. A-r-raid warden classes were organized. Harry C. Griffin, zone warden of the district and his capable staff of instructors and subordinate leaders, whipped the organization into shape with the result that not one violation was reported in any of the air raid tests to date.. The borough has a unique alarm system, dependent almost entirely on the mobile equipment of the borough. When the "red" signal is given in an air-raid test, the ambulance, fire trucks and borough police car tour the city with sirens screaming to warn the populace. The method has proven effective and adequate for the occasions. There is no noticeable cost entailed in its operation.. Defense Fund Set Up.. Early in January, a ciclian defense fund was organized to finance the needs of various defense units. A goal of $10,000 was set at the organization meeting and John A. Heidish was elected chairman of the fund drive. The first meeting was attended by 19 bourough organizations, all pledging co-operation.. During the year the fund paid off a balance of $401.21 due on the ambulance operated by Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 and pledged $1500 toward the purchase of the new $9000 fire truck for Reliance Hose Co. No. 2. The truck has been ordered but has not been delivered. It will replace equipment of 1924 vintage now in use at the station.. Close to $1000 was appropriated from the fund to purchase needed equipment for the air-raid warden's posts. Social affairs are planned to raise additional funds.. Many Volunteer.. In addition to the air-raid wardens, many volunteered for other branches of civilian defense work. The ranks of the volunteer police and firemen swelled during the year and these units prove invaluable during the air-raid tests. They also aided borough police in the direction of traffic during parades on the nights that draftees leave for training camps.. Red Cross sewing units were organized by the American Legion Auxiliary. With another group working at the Second Ward School, garments, bandages, dressings and other materials were produced. Hospital units were set up at the High School and at St. John's Lutheran Church.. The borough also dug deep during the year to aid the different drives for funds. The Red Cross goal was surpassed when $10,472 was collected in the borough and the United Fund trebled its goal.. Young People Contribute.. Young people of the community contributed largely to the success of war drives. High school students aided in the scrap drives and small children banded into groups to do their parts in scrap campaigns. War Stamp sales in the elementary schools averaged about $150 a week and the Girl Reserves have been averaging more than $500 a week in their sales at the junior-senior high schools. Inaddition, students promoted three shows in the high school auditorium for the benefit of the Civilian Defense Fund and realized close to $500 in their efforts.. The service clubs of the community banded together for a bond dinner on Nov. 10 and a total of over $36,000 in bonds was sold. The Lions Club Auxiliary sold war stamps at a similar dinner. Girl Scouts founded a stamp booth on Monongahela Ave. and sold on an average of $300 weekly. They were forced to give up the idea late in the year when other groups took over the sales.. Rationing Board Organized.. The local rationing board was organized in January with Laurent V. Dumas, Grover C. DeLaney and Dr. W. C. Feick comprising the body.Headquarters were set up in Dr. Feick's offices in the Bank of Glassport Bldg. and the only early duties of the board was the rationing of tires and new automobiles. New duties were given to the board with the inception of sugar rationing and a dozen other small items, forcing the board into new headquarters at Cothery's Garage on Monongahela Ave. and necessitating the hiring of two full time clerks. For the large registrations, such as sugar and gasoline listings, the high school faculty was called on for aid, and worked in shifts at the school building to get the job done.. Fire Loss $3000.. Volunteer fire companies of the borough answered many alarms during the year and probably the largest fire in the borough occurred on Feb. 22 when the Coma Beer Garden at 534 Monongahela Ave., was gutted by a blaze that damaged the building and fixtures to the amount of $3000. This was the largest property loss by fire in years in the borough. The fire lasted three hours and the fire companies were able to keep the flames from spreading to the adjoining property. . Council opened the year with new member being sworn in He was John P. Hester, who had served as borough secretary and who was elected from the firsy Ward in the november 1941 election. Officers re-elected were concilmen Robert Shaw, Joseph Piekut, John Kollar and John A. Heidish. Burgess Joseph Faix Sr., was elected burgess for the second time and was administered his oath of office at Mercy Hospital where he had been confined with a heart ailment. Miss Regina Witkowski was appointed Borough Secretary to succeed Hester. Other officers taking office were justices-or-the-peace Louis H. Jackson and Stephen Marcus and auditor George A. Fife.. Council Is Active.. During the year Council passed legislation for the sale of the Severance property to the Pittsburgh Steel foundry Co., and the Defense Plant Corp., for the erection of a tank plant. This plant has not been completed, but is expected to operate in the very near future.. During the year, $12,000 in outstanding borough bonds were retired and $14,512.50 interest on the borough's bonded indebtedness was paid. This was done in accordance with the ordinances which set up the bond issus, passed by a previous council.. A large amount of new construction work was undertaken and completed by the borough during the year. This included sewer, curbing and paving installation on Indiana from Broadway to Wall. Euclid Ave. was paved with asphalt from Third to Fifth Sts. and new curbing installed. Sixth St. was also paved from Indiana to Delaware Aves. and curbing installed.. Sewers Are Installed.. A sanitary sewer was installed in Lemon Alley and storm sewers on Erie St. from Second to Third Sts. and on First St.from Ohio to Monongahela Aves. Concrete steps were installed on Broadway from Delaware to Elm Sts. ; on Ninth St., from Ohio to Michigan Aves.; on First St. from Ohio to Erie Sts.; on Sixth St. from Delaware to Pacific and on Michigan Avenue from Seventh St. Concrete curbing was replaced on both sides of Indiana Ave. from Fifth St. to Broadway and approximately three miles of concrete sidewalks were completed in connection with the WPA program.. A sad note was injected into the borough's civic life in July when Burgess Joseph Faix succumbed to a heart ailment He was the first democrat to serve as burgess and was serving in his fifth year at the time of his death. George F. Pforsich, a member of council for 28 years, died on May 31.. Shaw Named Burgess.. Council President Robert Shaw was elected to succeed Burgess Faix after much discussion among Democratic leaders of the borough. D. T. Herlehy was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Shaw and Joseph Faix Jr. was appointed to fill the vacant council place.. The Democratic party swept the November off-year election, pilling up huge majorities in all of the borough's voting districts. The vote was light.. The school system functioned under many handicaps. Teachers resigned or were given leaves of absence to join the armed forces and to accept more lucrative positions in war plants. Replacements were hard to find. Teachers petitioned the School Board for raises in salaries in the amount of $15 per month, to meet higher living costs and after many months of deliberation the board decided to alter the teaching contracts to allow raises of $50 to $75 a year.. Abolish Per-Capita Tax.. The board abolished the $3 per-capita tax but announced an increase in revenue of $11,000. The bonded indebtedness was decreased from $259,000 to $246,000 during fiscal year ending June 30. A short term note for $10,000 was retired.. Ernest L. Hixson, a former Glassport High School teacher, was relieved of his connection with the school at a special meeting of the school board last month. He had applied for a leave of absence and failed to return on Aug. 31. The board decided he was not entitled to a renewal of his contract inasmuch as his leave was not given to take part in the military program of the country. He has been in a camp for conscientious objectors in New England.. The high school graduated 121 seniors last year and the entire school system took part in a picnic at Kennywood Park to climax the school year.. Forfeit Basketball Title.. Glassport High had the section basketball honors won when it was discovered that Ernie Sherman was over-age due to a new state ruling. The games had to be forfeited to the opposing teams, and Wilmerding was the sectional winner.. The Gladiators' football team had a dismal season, due to many handicaps. Coach Vince McKeeta had a small squad and injuries plagued the team throughout the season.. The Glassport Odds had one of the districts best semi-pro football teams. They were riding the crest when the Trafford Preps beat them and quashed their championship hopes. They tied the Stowe-Rox Cadets, district champions, and lost only two games in a ten-game schedule against the strongest opposition in the district.. With the old year out of the way, the borough is settling down to continue its job of civilian defense and bear the sacrifices that the war is bringing with each new month. Council will attempt to cut operating expenses to the core in an effort to reduce some of the bonded indebtedness. The new year promises to be an active one. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 1, 1943 --- Kentucky Singers In Concert Sunday --- The Kentucky Harmony Singers, featuring Mrs. Louise Malone Braxton, woman bass singer, will give a concert of sacred music at the Methodist Church Sunday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Braxton will also speak on "The Problems of the Colored People." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 1, 1943 --- New Year Welcomed Quietly by Borough --- New Year 1943 was ushered in quietly by Glassport residents. Holy Cross Roman Catholic church has holy Hour scheduled for this evening at 7:30. The chruch will be open all day and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed until evening services. Today was a holy day of obligation for Catholics and a regular schedule of masses was followed in the morning. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 1, 1943 --- Communion Rites At Lutheran Church --- A communion service will be held at the St. John's Lutheran Church on sunday at 11 a.m. The installation of Sunday School officers scheduled for Sunday has been postponed for another week.. A short Communion service will be held Sunday at 7:15 p.m. for those not able to attend the morning services. This will be finished in time for the members to attend the union services at the Baptist church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 1, 1943 --- Personal --- A son, Richard Allen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hahne, wife of the Rev. Robert W. Hahne, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church on last Tuesday evening at Painter Memorial Hospital. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- Drafted Boys Get Diplomas On New Order --- School Board Decides On Procedure; Teachers Ask Wage Increase -- The Glassport School Board last night passed a motion to automatically graduate youths called to the service while in their last half of their senior year.. The action was taken at the request of Dr. Francis Haas, state superintendent of education.. About 17 or 18 Glassport High School students will be affected by the ruling, although it is understood that most of them have applied for deferment until the end of the school term.. Teachers Present Petition.. Teachers from elementary and junior-senior high schools were present at the meeting and presented a petition to the board for a 15 percent increase in salaries to meet the higher costs of living and the added taxes imposed recently. It was pointed out that legislation is pending in the new session of the state legislature covering increases to teachers. The petition was tabled by the board pending additional information on the state action.. However, the finance committee was designated to meet and decide on the issue and the teachers requested permission to attend the meeting, which was granted. The findings of the group will be reported to the next meeting.. The financial report for the month ending December 31 was read and showed that a balance of $48,614.19 was available on Nov. 30 and receipts of $2519.82 received from Joseph Witkowski, tax collector, and $3 from a scrap company for the sale of a fan at Second Ward School building brought the total deposits to $51,135.51 Vouchers for $10,422 were returned during the month, leaving a balance on hand on Dec. 31 of $40,713.27.. Sinking Fund Report.. A report on the condition of the sinking funds showed that Fund E had a total of $17,570.49 with no deposits or withdrawls during the month. Fund F has a total of $5,244 with no deposits or withdrawls listed. The sum of $919.11 was deposited into Fund G bringing its total to $4,969.70. No deposits or withdrawls were recorded for Fund H which has a balance of $15,625.. Fund I shows a balance of $16,083.60 after a deposit of $314.94.. A check for $471.64 was received from Mifflin Township for tuition and $65 from Roy Hickes, high school principal, proceeds of the sale of articles made in the wood-working classes.. A contract with P. O. Peterson Co. for the supervision of handwriting instruction in the schools was renewed for three years, The firm has been serviceing the local system for 18 years and there was no increase in the fee asked.. Grid Schedule Approved.. The 1943 football schedule was approved. It calls for 10 games, three at home and seven abroad. Only two of the games away will offer transportation problems. They are at Johnstown and Stuebenville. The remainder of the games are with district schools where bus and trolley transportation will be adequate, members said.. Mr. Naser said that coal has not been delivered to the schools according to terms of the contract and the board instructed the building committee to contact the holder of the contract and find the reason. The grade of coal being delivered is "only a little better than poor," Julius Slafka, building committee chairman said.. The meeting was adjourned until Feb. 1, when it is expected that the annual re-organization will take place. This was scheduled for the December meeting but postponed and was overlooked again last night, due to the amount of business transacted. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- Prayer Week Rites To Continue Tonight --- The "Week of Prayer" services continue tonight at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert W. Hahne, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, speaking on "Faith or Flight." Services also will be held tomorrow night. They will end with a service at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday night.. Laymen's prayer meetings are held from 7:20 to 7:40 previous to the main service. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- New Teachers Hard to Find --- Situation Grows Acute, Principal Says -- With the opportunities for lucrative positions in other works increasing, teachers and graduates of normal schools are sidetracking their profession for the duration, causing a shortage of instructors, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport schools said last night.. Naser said he was required to obtain replacements for two teachers who resigned last month and only through "unsusual circumstances" was he able to fill the bill.. One of the replacements, D. F. Iannotta, was graduated from Duquesne University, but found difficulty in obtaining employment as a teacher because he was classified 1-A in the draft. He had applied for a position in the war industry but, after he was rejected for the draft and reclassified 4-F, it was possible for Naser to obtain him for one of the teaching positions.. In the other case, Mr. Naser said it was necessary to contact Indiana State Teachers College to get a home economics instructor. Miss Florence E. Vaughn accepted, although she had a few more days of schooling to complete before she is graduated.. The situation is growing more acute every day, Naser said, and he expects to have difficulty in filling the positions of three other teachers who are expected to be called to the service within the next few weeks, The men are connected with the athletic program of the school and replacements for them will be "exceptionally hard to find," Naser added. Many athletic instructors are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the armed forces for commissions in the athletic training program of the Army and Navy. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- Women to Register for Home Nursing --- Women interested in taking the Red Cross home nursing course will be registered at the Council chambers in the Borough Bldg. next Wednesday at 8 p.m. The time and location of the classrooms will be announced later.. The instructors for the classes will be Mrs. Frank Kuckert and Mrs. M. M. Siegel, registered nurses. Mrs. Irene I. Hewitt is in charge of the home nursing project. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- First Aid Classes --- The first aid classes will be resumed at the high school tonight after a two-week postponement. Francis Jones will be the instructor. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- Auxiliary Police -- Auxiliary police, firemen and air-raid wardens are asked to report at the police station tomorrow night to aid in handling the crowds when the boys leave from the local draft board. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 7, 1943 --- Name Delegates --- Frank L. Tacik and Steve Tudek were named delegates from the P.N.A. Lodge 750 to attend the golden anniverary celebration at Lodge 205 of the organization in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1943 --- Health Board Airs Protest --- Whooping Cough Victims Spreading Disease Is Charge -- Nine cases of communicative disease were reported to the Board of Health during the past month, according to reports of the secretary Mrs. Irene Kass, read at the regular meeting at the Borough Bldg. last night. Eight of these were whooping cough and one of tuberculosis.. Complaints were registered against some of the whooping cough victims stating that the patients were not kept within the premises. The disease was declared non-quarantinable by state legislation, but there is a borough ordinance pending, placing them back in the restricted class within the community. However, the patient is subject to a fine if he is found exposing himself. The regulations regarding the disease state that the patient must be kept on the premises for a four-week period.. Discuss Ordinance.. The pending ordinance on the five communicable diseases presently unquarantineable were discussed last night and it was decided that additional information would be sought from the state authorities before definite action would be taken.. Dr. E. L. Ehrard explained the importance of the part the Health Board would play in the case of emergency or epidemic. It was pointed out that an ordinance passed by the borough in January of 1942 gave the board power to act in an emergency or epidemic without any interference from other sources.. Recommend New Action.. An old ordinance regulating the raising of chickens within the borough was discussed and it was decided to recommend that it be revised to relax some of the strict rules in order that citizens may comply with the request of federal food administrators that poultry be raised by individuals for a meat substitute during the present emergency. It is expected that this action will be taken at the next meeting of Council.. The meeting was in charge of Dr. Thomas Richards, president, who was recently appointed to a five-year term by Council. Nicholas Siudela and Joseph Faix Jr., members of the council health committee, were present along with David T. Herlehy, council president. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1943 --- Methodist Bible Class Organized --- Young Group Elects New Leaders at Meeting -- The teen age group of the Methodist Church reorganized its Bible class at the home of Mrs. Melvin J. Naser, instructor, last night and decided to name the class "Come." Orchid and white were chosen as the class colors and the Iris as the class flower.. Officers elected were Shirley Feick, president; Doris Dudley, Vice President; Betty Schmidt, secretary and Dorothy Kass, treasurer. The ways and means committee is composed of William Chalfant and Nick Dragos. The social group includes Betty Dudley, Dorothea Williams and Janet Thompson. The friendship committee includes Jean Pforsich, Lillian Robinson and Naomi Webb.. It was decided to hold meetings on the last Wednesday of the month and the motto of the class is 2 Tim. 2:15. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1943 --- Silver Thimble to Observe Anniversary --- Plans were made for the second anniversary dinner of the Silver Thimble Club when the group met at the home of Mrs. Beatrice McQuitty last night. The affair will be held next month and committees will be announced in the future.. The club also made plans to send boxes to boys in the service with each member choosing the service man to be honored and taking charge of his gift. The next meeting will be held in two weeks at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Remaley, 806 Vermont Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 28, 1943 --- Street Barricaded For Coasting Here --- Two local streets have been barricaded for the protection of coasters, it was announced today. Vermont Ave. from Eighth St. to Broadway and Arch St. in Otto are the protected sections.. Local police say that no traffic is allowed on these streets from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and coasters are asked to take advantage of the protected areas to avoid the possibility of accidents. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 8, 1943 --- Mary Mustatia Is Feted on Birthday --- Miss Mary Mustatia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mustatia, 425 Monongahela Ave., was honored by a group of 44 friends at No. 2 fire station on Saturday evening. Games and dancing were enjoyed and refreshments were served.. Those present were the Misses DoDo Cothery, Flo Zeleznik, Emma Godfrey, Dorthea Williams, Martha Tudek, Eleanor Kasyonyi, Emma Michaelson, Betty Dudley, Ann Larcinese, Flo Worek, Corrine Tomedolsky, Minnie Zupi, Irene Yobak, Helen Wickman, Imogene Wilhelm, Elaine Gaydosh, Thayre Smith, Bett Schmidt and Virginia Kraus.. The boys present were Jim Ashton, Frances Amber Tom Anuskiwiez, Robert Brooks, Bill Carveth, Don Chalfant, Dick Batt, Dick Welch, Robert Jaworski, Ray Hanley, Ed Valencik, Charles Tomedolsky, Ed Pyzwarty, Frank Pierrone, Armand Pierrone, Bill Piper, George Schmidt, Wilbur Chalfant, Walter Chalfant, Louis Zeik and Ernest Patello. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 8, 1943 --- Junior Police Elect Leaders --- Frank Molinari was elected president of the Glassport Junior Police at the meeting at the Democratic headquarters yesterday. Other officers are Stanley Tomedolsky, vice president, Alfred Wesolowski, secretary; George Liebel, tresurer and Joseph Duvantek, sergeant-at-arms.. The officers were given their oath of office by Burgess Robert Shaw, who also spoke of their responsibilities in their new positions. John Heidish, Lions Club president also addressed the gathering on the character building phase of the organization. Steve Orlando and Charles Washburn members of the Lions Club were present and Washburn was named drill-master of the group. Orlando offered to donate a dozen tangerines to each boy in the organization, who is to sell the fruit to raise funds for the treasury.. Frank Porto, athletic director of the organization announced the sports program for the week which calls for games and exercise on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Glassport High Gymnasium. He will be assisted in his work by Paul DiPollita, a member of No. 1 fire company.. Commissione Sam Vignovich announced that the meetings will be held every Sunday at the Democratic headquarters at 2 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 8, 1943 --- 69 Leave Tonight For Army Training --- A group of 69 young men about 25 of them from Glassport will leave tonight on the 11:15 p.m. street car for McKeesport where they will entrain for Camp George Meade on the 11:55 p.m. train from the Baltimore and Ohio station. Ten of the original group of 79 inductees were accepted in the Navy and will not be among the group leaving tonight.. Chief Clarence Urbanski requested that all auxiliary police, firemen and air-raid wardens available tonight report at the board offices, Sixth and Monongahela Ave. at 10:15 to aid in the direction of traffic and handling of the crowd. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 8, 1943 --- Lion Unit Meets --- The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lions Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Harvey Kill, 804 Vermont Ave., Wednesday eveningto complete plans for the Valentine party to be held with the men's club on Thursday evening at the Mazur Hotel. The ladies will have complete charge of the entertainment and the arrangements for the affair. Mrs. Charles Washburn will be hostess on Wednesday evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1943 --- Borough Third On Blood List --- Duquesne Takes Second Place in Campaign -- Glassport dropped in third place in the Red Cross Blood Plasma Drive during the week as Duquesne staged a concentrated drive to overtake the borough and went into second place. The two communities were tied one day to begin the week, but today Duquesne has a total of 837 pints donated while Glassport has 746.. The borough's effort was praised by officials who considered the size and population in comparison to communities that it has led during the campaign. Up until this week, McKeesport was the only city on top of the Glassport figure. Local citizens made a steady trek to the receiving center at First Presbyterian Church at McKeesport and many have donated as many as four and five times.. Tomorrow will close the mobile unit's activities in this section with the staff and equipment moving to Homestead on Monday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1943 --- Sons of Italy Club Has Spaghetti Fete --- The wives of the trustees of the Sons of Italy Club will spnsor a spaghetti supper at the clubrooms, 423 Monongahela Ave., tomorrow. Serving will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight. Dancing will be an added feature of the evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1943 --- Rev. Purnell Talks At Union Services --- The Rev. W. P. Purnell, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will be the speaker for the union church services to be held at the Methodist Church on Sunday evening. His subject will be "The Place of the Church in International Cooperation for Post-War World Peace.". The Rev. Purnell is taking his theme from the views of the speakers on the recent Rotary Club forum which made little mention of the part religion will play in the forming of the peace. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1943 --- E.M.O. Class Has 30'th Anniversary --- The E. M. O. Bible Class of the Baptist Church will celebrate its 30'th anniversary with a banquet tonight at 6:30 at the church.. The organization was begun in 1913 and has been under the direction of one teacher throughout the time. Many of the original members are still active and will have honor places at the event tonight. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 12, 1943 --- Choir to Practice --- The choir of the Methodist Church will practice tonight at 7:30 at the church with Earl Deremer directing. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 15, 1943 --- Relief Groups Hold Meeting --- The Emergency Welfare Service, cosisting of the civilian War Assistance and the Red Cross registration and information groups, met last night at the Borough Bldg. to outline work of the two agencies in the event of a major disaster.. Elizabeth N. Carr, Glassport, zone supervisor of Civilian War Assistance, was in charge of the meeting which was attended by H. Ilgenfritz of Liberty, F.J. Feidt, president of Elizabeth Council; S.E. Filson, member of Elizabeth Council; R.L. Ardinger, Glassport, Red Cross shelter commissioner; Mrs. Harvey Kill, Glassport, chairman of Red Cross registration and information group; Miss Helen Stipkovitz, civilian War Assistance clerk and Miss Selma Shermer and Joseph Morris, Red Cross secretaries.. The organizations work together after a major disaster hits a comunity in taking care of the registration, information and assistance of those housed in shelters provided by the Red Cross. Plans for operation within zone 17 were discussed.. The next meeting is scheduled for May 28 at the Borough Bldg. when Harry Griffin, chief warden of Zone 17 will be invited to explain the duties of the Civilian Defense groups in relation to the CWS work. It is planned to contact all civilian defense workers in the zone to acquaint them of the setup. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Foundry Gets New President --- Frank cordes, former chairman of the board of Blaw-Knox Co., is the new president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. of Glassport.. Mr. cordes, a pioneer foundryman and authority on mill machinery, will succeed Parker Williams, resigned president. Mr. Williams plans are undetermined.. The new foundry head was presidnet of the Lewis Foundry and Machine Co. at the time of its absorption by Blaw-Knox and had served as president before his elevation to board chairman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Canning Program Planned in Borough --- The Lionettes in cooperation with the other woman's organizations will sponsor a home canning demonstration at the Reliance Hose Co. Hall on August 17 at 7:45 p.m.. The program will be presented by the Peoples Natural Gas Co.. The demonstration is endorsed by the nutrition committee of the American Red Cross and the Victory Garden committee of the Office of Civilian Defense.. All phases of food preservation will be discussed and demonstrated, including the three methods of canning and food dehydrating.. The domonstration is free. Mrs. Lemabel Parry, home service supervisor, will conduct the class. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Rotary Club Honors Departing Member --- The Rotary Club meeting last night was in the form of a farewell party for Dr. J. A. Bullock who will leave Sunday for the U. S. Navy. He will report to Newport R. I. Dr. Bullock was made honorary president at last night's meeting, and was presented a pen and pencil set.. Dr. Bullock presented last year's president, L. V. Dumas with the past president's pin.. Last night was Dr. Bullock's 299th consecutive meeting. He will attend McKeesport's Club meeting tomorrow night to make his 300th consecutive meeting.. Next week's meeting will be in charge of Harley Howard, who attended the Rotary district assembly in Pittsburgh. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Seeks Ballot Place --- George A. Germac, a railroad inspector for 25 years, has announced his candidacy for constable on the Democratic ticket. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Violations Listed In Blackout Test --- Air raid wardens, fire watchers, police and all Civilian Defense workers were on the alert during last night's blackout. It was reported to have been a success although several small violations were reported.. Last night's blackout was reported to have been a double blackout because of the two red signals. The yellow signal came at 12:10 a.m. and the all clear at 1:32 a.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Glassport Physician Relocated by WMC --- Dr. Herman Kessler, a Glassport physician for the past three years, has been relocated by orders of the War Manpower Commission.. Dr. Kessler will locate at Hatboro, near Philadelphia, beginning September 1. He has been a member of the coutesy staff of McKeesport Hospital and is the first doctor in the district to be moved by the Commission. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1943 --- Glassport Briefs --- Regular meeting of the church session, board of elders of the Presbyterian Church will be held tomorrow at 7:45 p.m. in the church.. Mrs. Thomas Richards and children Patsy Sue and Timmy, Mr. and Mrs. William Richards and William Jones have returned after visiting Erie.. Mrs. Walfred Johnson is visiting friends in Washington.. Tomorrow will be Finnish Day at the War Bond and Stamp booth. Mrs. John Sjoblom will be captain, assisted by Girl Scouts.. Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Cecelia's Church will hold a special meeting tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1943 --- Eagles Entertain --- Two weekend parties will be held this weekend by the Eagles Club for members and their families. Saturday, Lanny Lane and his orchestra will furnish the music. Dancing Sunday night, will be to the music of Jack Speigel and his band. There will be a floor show Sunday night with Sylvia Wolters as mistress of ceremonies. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1943 --- Aid Camp Fund --- The Hebrew Ladies Aid society has donated $10 to buy curtains and lamps for Camp Shenango. Several Glassport women, Miss Margaret Brown, Mrs. Dan Lapsley and Mrs. Albert Stevens have started making curtains. A radio has been donated to the camp by Mrs. A. J. Levin. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1943 --- Glassport Briefs --- Mrs. Minerva Forsyth is visiting her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hoge, of 124 Ohio Ave. She will return to Detroit in the fall.. George Germak of 338 Ohio Ave., has announced his candidacy for constable in the Second Ward on the Democratic ticket.. Torpedoman Third Class William Stevens arrived home today to spend a five day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stevens of Monongahela Ave.. Election of officers will take place when the American Legion Auxiliary meets tonight in Legion Hall.. Regular monthly meeting of the Orchard Ckub will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Viola McClellans, of Monongahela Ave.. The British group will work tomorrow at the War Bond and Stamp booth. Those workers will be Mrs. Andrew Bassler, Mrs. Andrew Edding, Mrs. William Knox, Mrs. Charles Snyder and Mrs. Thomas Richards. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- Church Will Issue List of Addresses --- A special bulletin will be issued tomorrow at the 11 a.m. worship at the Presbyterian Church. It will contain the names and address of all the boys in the service.. The sermon topic for tomorrow is "Gospel of Hope.". The Rev. William Gibson, of New Wilmington, will occupy the pulpit on Aug.8, and the Rev. R. C. Rogers of Elizabeth, is scheduled on Aug. 15. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- Glassport Dentist Leaves for Service --- Dr. J. A. Bullock who has been commissioned a lieutenant in the Naval Dental Corps is scheduled to leave tomorrow for Newport R.I.. Dr. Bullock is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh dental school and has been practicing in Glassport for 12 years. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- Picnic Is Planned --- Plans were made for a basket picnic August 5 at Kennywood Park when the Orchid Club met last night at the home of Mrs. J. T. McClellans, of Monongahela Ave. The business session was in charge of Mrs. McClellans. Lunch was served by the hostess and a social hour followed the business meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- Bond Sale Set --- The Italian group will work Monday at the War Bond and Stamp booth. Those working will be Mrs. Thomas Reynolds, captain, and Miss Marian Mettica from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Mrs. Margaret Sinatra and Miss Mary Lou Sebastian from 2 to 5 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- One Name Listed --- Harry Rodensizer, who is running for constable in the Second Ward, is the only Republican candidate listed by the Bureau of Elections as filing petitions for the primary election. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- Tin Can Drive Set --- A collection of tin cans which have been saved by residents is planned for next week. Residents are requested to have cans cleaned and flattened and the paper removed. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- News Briefs --- Mrs. Robert Shaw and children, Mary Jane, Billy I. and Sara Catherine, Mrs. James Forbes and daughter Lois and Jimmy Laughlin have returned from a two week vacation at Waldameer Beach, Erie.. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cothery, Dorothy and billy, have returned after a vacation at Mountion Lock, Md. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1943 --- (adv) ROLLER SKATING --- EVERY NIGHT -- 8 to 11 (Except Monday) -- EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON 2 to 4:30 -- Broadway Rink GLASSPORT. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Trustees Are Named By Methodist Church --- Two trustees, William Rennie and William Knox were elected yesterday to serve the Methodist Church three years. The outgoing officers are Harry Byard and M. B. Spaid.. Quarterly conference will be held Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in the church, it was announced by the Rev. Frank A. Webb.. The Rev. Webb is scheduled to leave for his vacation Thursday morning. He will go to Indiana county and also to visit a brother-in-law in Cleveland who is reported seriously ill. The pulpit will be occupied on Aug. 8 by the Rev. Lester Hillegass of Port Vue, Aug. 15 by M. J. Naser, and Aug. 22 by Donald Miller. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Game Scheduled --- Glassport Junior Police defeated Blaine Hill yesterday by a score of 4-3 at Glassport. The Junior Police will play Mon Valley Bus Co. "Old Timers' today at 6:15 p.m. at the Ninth St. grounds. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Meeting Postponed --- The Glassport School Board meeting has been postponed to a later date because of the illness of the president, Julius Slafka, and the absence of Alva Nowels. The auditors report is not ready it was reported. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Group Returns --- Mrs. George Neidermyer, Mrs. Charlotte Jones and Mrs. William Jones returned yesterday after a vacation at Waldameer Beach, Erie. Mr. Neidermyer, William Jones and James Jones spent Saturday at the beach. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Rotary Meets --- The Rotary Club will meet tomorrow night in the Mazur Hotel at 6:15 p.m. President Harley Howard, who attended the District Conference meeting in Pittsburgh, will be in charge of the program. Open discussion will be held. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1943 --- Lodge Sells Bonds --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563, will work tomorrow at the War Bond and Stamp booth. Those working are Mrs. Elmer Williams, Mrs. John Daniels, Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Mrs. Maude Crouch, Mrs. Nathan Case and Richard Dudley.

August 2, 1943 --- News Briefs --- Private Jack Jones is spending a seven-day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jones of Summit Ave. He is in the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia.. Post 6, Sector 4 Air Raif Wardens will meet tonight at the post headquarters with Ralph dudley in charge.. Seaman Second Class Cloyd Mountain is spending a furlough with his wife, the former Thelma Robinson, of 730 Ohio Ave.. Private Carl Zuppi spent the weekend with his parents,Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Zuppi, of 712 1/2 Oak St. He is in the personnel department at Fort George G. Meade, Md.. William Wilson, of 1034 Delaware, is reported in serious condition in McKeesport Hospital as a result of injuries received at the Alice coal mine several weeks ago. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- District Report Given Rotary Club --- Rotary Club met in the Mazur Hotel and heard Hartley Howard in a report on the district get-to-gether conference of District 176.. Committee reports were given by Ray Hornfeck, chairman of club service, M. J. Naser, chairman of community service; L.V. Dumas, chairman of international service, and Alex Kaszoni, chairman of the vocational service. Guests at last night's meeting were Duane Junker and J. F. McFeater of McKeesport.. Next week, a speaker from Clairton will discuss community social service. the rest of the August meetings will be held outdoors, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- Stray Horse Found --- A stray horse was found yesterday on the Glassport-Elizabeth road, police said. The owner, Mike Yobak of Glassport was located by police. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- Nominate Heads --- Nomination of officers will take place when the American Legion Post 443 meets tomorrow night in the Legion Hall, it was announced by Post Commander W. K. Rennie. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- Class Will Meet --- Hannah Henderson Class of the Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church with Mrs. Maud Crouch presiding. The lunch committee includes Mrs. Ida Glendening, Mrs. Helen Snyder and Mrs. Lottie Shirley. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- Irish Sell Bonds --- The Irish group will handle the sales at the War Bond and Stamp booth tomorrow. Those working will be Mrs. P. J. Cagney, Mrs. William wolfe, Mrs. B. J. Morrow, Mrs. Paul dulac and Mrs. H. S. Wargo. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 4, 1943 --- News Briefs --- The misses Mary Jane and goldie Easton, of 529 Ohio Ave., are spending a vacation at the Howard Cottage, Whipkey Dam.. Board of directors of the Lions club will meet tomorrow evening at the home of James Kemp, 405 Ohio Ave.. The Rev. and Mrs. Frank S. Edge are scheduled to leave Saturday for a two week vacation at Ocean Grove, N.J. They will attend the Bible conference there conducted by the Rev. Crosley Morgan. The pulpit will be occupied next week by the Rev. Merle Champion, of the Beulah Baptist Church.. Seaman Second Class William Edward McCusker, who is stationed at the naval radio school at the University of chicago and apprentice Seaman Thomas McCusker of the Maritime Service station at Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., have returned after short visits with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCusker, 835 Hemlock Alley. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- Food Demonstration Planned At Fire Hall --- A home canning demonstration will be presented by the Peoples Natural Gass Co., Aug. 17 at the Citizens Hose Co.. It was announced that the program is not a cooking school and no prizes will be awarded. Men are invited to attend. The demonstration will be conducted by Mrs. Lenabel Parry, home service supervisor. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- Leave on Trip --- The Rev. and Mrs. Frank A. Webb are scheduled to leave today for a three-weeks vacation. They will visit their son, the Rev. Ellis Web at Ritchfield, Mich., and their two daughters, Esther and Naomi, who are employed at Pontiac, Mich. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- Group Sells Bonds --- The Rumanian group will work tomorrow at the War Bond and Stamp booth. Mrs. Velore Mustatia will be captain, assisted by Mrs. Roselia Grancea, Mrs. Paul Popa, Mrs. Mary Wesolowsky, Miss Eleanor Danky, Mrs. Davis Eicher and Miss Virginia Dragos. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- News Briefs --- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rommel are spending this week in cleveland. Mr. Rommel is a delegate to the executive meeting of the A.F. of L. The Misses Mary and Patsy Rommel are visiting their aunt, Mrs. A.J. Stimmer, in Warren, O.. Glassport residents may obtain extra canning sugar certificates at the Borough Bldg. on monday and Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m.. Miss Dorothy cothery will begin nurses training on Monday at McKeesport Hospital. She graduated from Glassport High School this year and was an honor student in her graduating class. She took part in sports and was a cheerleader in the last three years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cothery, of Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- Picnic Scheduled --- The Sunday School and church picnic of the Baptist Church will be held Saturday at Clairton Park. Members are to meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The committee in charge includes Mrs. May Squibb, general chairman; Walter Vannatta and Donald Forbes, sports committee, and Andrew Edding, refreshment committee. Games and sports will be the feature of the day. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1943 --- Returns Home --- Miss Mary Louise Repitski, 6, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Stephen Repitski, of 539 Indiana Avenue, has returned home from Children's Hospital where she has been a patient for two weeks. She is reported improving. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 18, 1943 --- Kindergarten Set For New Pupils --- The Glassport School kindergartens will open Wednesday, Sept. 1 for the sixth consecutive year.. The Third Ward school kindergarten will be held in Room 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. for all five-year-olds, south of Sixth St.. The Second Ward School kindergarten is scheduled is scheduled for room 2 daily from 1 to 3 p.m. It is for all children north of Sixth St. Both kindergartens will be taught by Miss Lois Carpenter, who has been in charge since 1938.. A borough registration was held last May to enroll the pupils for kindergarten and also the first grade. The maximum number desired for each of the kindergartens is 35 pupils. Any pupil who is five years old or will be on or before March 1 is eligible for kindergarten. Any pupil who is six on or before March 1, 1944, is elligible for the first grade. An increase in enrollment is expected in the first grade and kindergarten this fall.. To register for kindergarten or the first Grade an official birth certificate must be presented along with a certificate of successful vaccination. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 18, 1943 --- 150 Women Attend Can Demonstration --- The home canning demonstration presented last night by the Peoples Natural Gas Co. attracted approximately 150 women. The event was sponsored by the Lionettes and other leading women's organizations.. Mrs. Lemabel Parry canned chicken, tomatoes, green beans and plums. Mrs. Parry illustrated the methods of processing, oven canning, boiling water baths, and pressure cooking. Dehydrating of foods was explained and each woman was presented with a home canning booklet. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 18, 1943 --- Card Party Set --- An outdoor card party and social sponsored by the Democratic organization, will be held today at 8 p.m. on Rommel's lawn, Seventh St. and Michigan Ave. In case of rain or extreme coolness, the event will be held at the party headquarters, it was announced by Mrs. Irene Kass, general chairman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1943 --- Paper Drive Meeting Set --- A plea for helpin making the Sunday, Sept. 5, waste paper collection a success was made today by Councilman Nicholas Siudela, chairman of the Glassport scrap drives.. Mr. Siudela has called a meeting of the Legionnaires, Civilian Defense volunteers and other interested citizens for tonight at 8 in the Borough Bldg. Final plans for the borough's part in the district drive will be made.. All sector wardens, captains of the auxiliary police, Red Cross and Nurses Corps members and have beend summoned to the meeting, as wel as business men, truckers and members of all civic organizations. Commander W. K. Rennie and members of American Legion Post No. 443 will also attend along with various borough officials.. The money derived from the sale of the paper picked up in the drive will be used to purchase cigarets for servicemen overseas.. At the meeting tonight, Chairman Siudela will explain the procedure to be followed by McKeesport and other outlying communities.. In urging citizens to attend tonight's meeting, the chairman said: "The time is short and there is work to be done. With all loyal Americans of Glassport willing to co-operate in this as in previous drives, the borough should be able to collect tons of paper needed for war puposes.". The meeting was called tonight because of the small turnout last night. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1943 --- Soldier Is Honored By Borough Friends --- Private First Class Herman E. McNeilis left last night for Arcadia, Cal., after spending a week's furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. McNeilis, of 531 Monongahela Ave. While at home, he was the guest of honor at several dinners held by Mr. and Mrs. Frank coulter, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McNeilis and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haney, all of McKeesport.. He is the youngest of four sons now in the armed forces. The others ar Private Charles J. McNeilis, stationed in Hawaii; Private First Class Ralph E. McNeilis, stationed at Rapid City, S.D., and Private John c., who is stationed in England. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1943 --- Personal Cards of Post Are Needed --- The personnel committee for air raid wardens met last night in the Borough Bldg. with Harry Kashner, Ivan Gressler, Patrick Hunt, Charles Schuler and Joe Cox attending.. The committee has asked all post wardens to have their personnel lists at the control center before Aug. 31. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1943 --- Group Sells Bonds --- The Women's Club will work tomorrow at the war bond and stamp booth. Mrs. Charles Washburn will be captain, assisted by Mrs. Fred Katterhenry, Mrs. Henry Klob, Mrs William Reed and Mrs. Duane Watkins. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1943 --- Lionettes Serve Dinner to Club --- A picnic dinner was served the Lions club members last night by the Lionettes in Clairton Park.. The baseball game which is to be played Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ninth St. grounds between the Glassport Junior Police and the "Old Timers" was discussed and all members agreed to help in making the game a success. The proceeds from the game will go to the "smokes for victory" campaign which the Lions are sponsoring. It was announced that Fritzie Zivic will attend the game. Members are to assemble at the Borough Bldg. Sunday 11 a.m. to get benches and chairs ready for the game. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Polish Group Buys $3000 in War Bonds --- Polish Literary Society met yesterday at the Sixth St. Hall for their regular business meeting. Financial reports were given.. It was voted to purchase $3000 worth of war bonds. Date for election of new officers has been set for Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. All members will be notified by the secretary.. A social committee was named by Frank L. Tacik to be in charge of a Christmas party for children of the members. A program of entertainment is planned. Officers have been authorized to purchase an honor roll for members in the armed forces. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Assembly Planned At High School --- A joint assembly for Glassport High School pupils will be held Wednesday afternoon. It will be conducted by George Gorun, a faculty member.. Thangsgiving will be the theme of the program, and will end school activities until after the holiday.. Members of the Junior Class will elected officers and will begin organization for the school year tomorrow. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Wrecked Auto Found --- Glassport police found a wrecked automobile yesterday at the corner of Ninth St. and Monongahela Aves. Police said the operator of the vehicle failed to make the turn and hit a telephone pole. Found locked and abandoned, the automobile was towed to a nearby garage. Charles Hahney, of 447 Hays Ave., Mount Oliver, Pittsburgh, is listed as the owner, it was reported. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Ladies Auxiliary Will Meet Tonight --- A special meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Reliance Hose Fire Co. will be held at the hall today at 8 p.m. Mrs. Edith Dannenhauser will preside. All members are to attend the meeting to aid in clearing up some business requiring immediate attention. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Group Scheduled --- Mothers and Wives of Servicemen will convene for a special meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. Purpose of the session is to make plans for the dedication of the honor roll slated for Dec. 5. All members are asked to be present to aid with the arrangements. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- WSCS Advances Weekly Meeting --- The regular meeting of the W.S.C.S. has been changed to tomorrow instead of Thursday, as previously scheduled. The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. and will be in charge of the president, Mrs. Sara Hill. Devotions will be conducted by Mrs. Lillian Rennie.. Members are requested to bring donations for the Leisenring Home and for the Leper Colony in Panama. Final plans for the roast beef dinner on Dec. 2 will be made. Tickets may be secured from any member of the group. Reports of the nominating committee will be heard tonight and lunch will be served. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Home on Furlough --- Home on a 10-day-furlough is Private First Class Joseph E. Roberts, who was inducted into the armed forces on Jan. 1. He is visiting his wife, Mrs. Anna Mae Roberts, of 311 Ohio Ave. The son of Mrs. Wilma Roberts, of 830 Maryland Ave., he is stationed at Myrtle Beech, S.C. with the Army Air Forces. In civilian life, he pitched softball for sandlot teams. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1943 --- Hold Farewell Party --- A surprise farewell party for Mrs. Elizabeth Lostetter, of 134 Monongahela Ave., was held at her home. She will leave soon to visit her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Lenden, of San Francisco, Cal. Attending the affair were 20 guests. A lunch was served. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Lt. John A. Jambor At Overseas Post --- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jambor have received word that their son, Second Lieutenant John A. Jambor has arrived at an overseas post. He is with the general services engineers and has been in the army since March, 1942. He graduated from Glassport High School in 1934 and was employed at the Copperweld Steel Co. before is induction. A brother, Aviation Student Joseph Jambor has been moved from Dickinson College, Williamsport, to Nashville, Tenn., where he will be classified in the Army Air Forces. He graduated from Glassport High in 1942 and was employed at the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry prior to his enlistment. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Postpone Sessions --- The Second Ward Auxiliary and the Third Ward Auxiliary of the American Red Cross will not meet tomorrow because of Thanksgiving. Meetings will be resumed next Wednesday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Reliance Ladies Plan Yule Party --- Plans were made for a Christmas party for the children of the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Reliance Hose Co. at its meeting last night. The event will be held Dec. 18 in the fire hall at 2 p.m. A gift will be given each child by the auxiliary. Mrs. Betty Martinko is chairman. Her aids include Mrs. Cecilia Hays, Mis Helen Dermer, Mrs. Ann Richards and Mrs. Evelyn Snyder.. An invitation was accepted from the Ladies Auxiliary of the citizens Hose Co. to attend a movie sponsored by the Bell Telephone Co. on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. The meeting was conducted by Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Union Services Set By Borough Churches --- "Thanksgiving" will be the subject of the Rev. Swight Townsend at the union services tomorrow in the Presbyterian Church at 7:45 p.m.. The program was arranged by the Rev. W. B. Purnell. "Praise and Adoration" will be the anthem by the Presbyterian choir and the offertory will be "Thanks Be to God." The Scripture will be read by the Rev. Robert Hahne and prayer will be offered by the Rev. Frank Edge. The annual thankoffering will be taken for charitable purposes, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Rotary Club Will Entertain Laidies --- A ladies night will be held tonight by the Rotary Club for their annual Thanksgiving dinner in the Mazur Hote. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. C. W. Baker of Duquesne. On the program will be solos by Mrs. Paul Eddy and Mrs. Robert Shaw accompanied by Mrs. Margaret Van Natta. L. V. Dumas is in charge of the program. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Christmas Gifts Planned for Group --- A large box of toys will be packed by the Silver Thimble Club for the children at McKeesport Hospital at its meeting tonight. The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Bernice Karnes and Mrs. Lenora Stevens will conduct the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Party Planned --- A hostess party will be held by the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 after its regular meeting Friday night in the I.O.O.F. Hall. Business will be conducted by Mrs. Margaret Daniels, while Miss Marian Garland will be in charge of the party. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 23, 1943 --- Glassport Briefs --- Boy Scout Troop 6, will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m., in the St. John's Lutheran Church. William Koffmell will be in charge.. The Slovak group will work tomorrow at the War Bond and Stamp Booth, it was announced.. Girl Scout Troop 330 will meet tonight in the Second Ward School. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Plans Advance For Dedication --- The Mothers and Wives of the Servicemen held a special meeting last night in the Borough Bldg., and made further plans for the dedication of the honor roll. It was announced that special seats will be reserved for the mothers and wives.. The group has decided to sell tickets to the benefit game between the Glassport Odds and the Bryn Mawr Preps on Sunday, Nov.28, at 2 p.m. Proceeds will be used for the honor roll. The Glassport Odds are coached by Steve Dzurenda while the Preps are coached by "Pop" Sellers. The Odds have won six and lost one to the Engineer Corps of Carnegie Tech.. At the next meeting of the club on Dec. 7, motion pictures will be shown by the Duquesne Light Co., it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Kindergarten Given Treasury Citation --- A special Treasury citation will be given to pupils of the Glassport Kindergarten for their work in the buying and selling war stamps and bonds. Sales this week amounted to $692.10 with a total of $1982.90 since September. The pupils surpassed their goal of $1780 by $202.90. The goal of $1780 was set at the beginning of the term and was to be reached by Dec. 7.. The contest will continue until Dec. 7 and the three highest sellers will receive a prize from Miss Lois Carpenter, teacher of the Kindergarten. The winners will be announced when the contest closes. Prizes will be awarded at the Christmas program on Dec. 17 in Glassport High School, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Junior Class Names Leaders for Year --- Milton Lebowitz was elected president of the junior class of Glassport High School yesterday and William Petros, vice-president. A secretary and treasurer will be elected next week as neither candidate received the majority of the votes cast yesterday.. Thanksgiving vacation will begin tomorrow for all Glassport students. Classes will resume Monday.. Wednesday, Dec. 1, the home economics department will serve dinner to the football team. The dinner will be in charge of Miss Florence Vaughn. The squad coaches and school administration including the board of education will attend, it was announced by officials. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Officers Elected By WSCS Members --- Officers were elected when the W.S.C.S. of the Methodist Church met last night in the church. The four leaders are: president, Mrs. Sara Hill, who was re-elected for her third consecutive year; vice president, Mrs. Frank Kuckert; secretary, Mrs. Edna Kass, and treasurer, Mrs. Lillian Rennie.. Plans were completed for the roast beef dinner on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the social room of the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the society. The dinner is in charge of Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. The new officers will take over their duties at the January meeting, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Rotary Club Members Entertain Ladies --- Approximately 40 members and their wives attended the Thangsgiving party held by the Rotary Club las night in the Mazur Hotel. Speaker and entertainer was the Rev. Dr. C. W. Baker Jr., who drew pictures and explained them to the group. Solos were offered by Mrs. George Neidermyer and Mrs. Robert Shaw accompanied by Mrs. Margaret Van Netta. Group singing was led by Henry Klob. Larry Dumas was program chairman.. Each woman guest received a gift from the club. Mrs. Harry Reed was awarded a floral decoration. Next week's meeting will be a regular business beeting with Harley Howard in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Air Raid Wardens Receive Raincoats --- Fourteen members were present when the air raid wardens of Post 4 met in the headquarters 313 Ohio Ave. last night. Rain coats purchased by the defense council were distributed George Hablic, secretary, announced that no members were qualified to receive the service bar offered by the state council. Members must have 500 hours of actual duty before they can receive the bar. Ivan Gressler was in charge of the session. The next meeting on Dec. 14 will be a public inspection. Lunch will be served. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 24, 1943 --- Glassport Briefs --- Mrs. Floyd Jones of 734 Vermont Ave. has been notified that her son, Private Patrick O. Jones, has arrived in Ireland. He has been in the infantry since September, 1940.. U.S.W.A. Local 1309, C.I.O., will meet Friday at 7 p.m. in the Eagles Hall. Angus Hanley will be in charge.. The Reliance Hose Co. will conduct its weekly socials in the fire hall tonight. Richard Evans will be in charge. Proceeds will be used to pay off the fire truck. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Honor Roll Group Rushes Dedication --- The entire program for the honor roll dedication will be announced next week, officials said today.. The six foot concrete walk in front of the honor roll has been completed and most of the names have been mounted. The name plates can be removed from the roll so that all names may be kept in alphabetical order.. Permanent bronze plates will be installed after the war. There are more than 900 names on the honor roll. Shrubbery and grounds around the honor roll will be taken care of in the spring, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Club Entertained At Borough Home --- Mrs. Lillie Como, of 635 Hemlock Alley entertained members of the 4-B Club at her home.. Games were played and a lunch was served to Theresa Andres, Frances Feick, Louise King, Clara Leibel, Dorothy Liebel, Agnes Schumann and Mildred Simko. A prize was awarded to Clara Leibel. Next week's meeting will be held at the home of Clara Leibel, 631 Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- PNA Committee Scheduled to Meet --- The social committee of the Polish National Alliance, which includes Raymond Wawrzeniak, chairman, John Gniazdoski, John Kwolek, John Tudek and Anthony Topolewski, the Rules and regulations committee and all other standing committees will meet Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Polish Hall, Sixth and Indiana Aves.. Frank L. Tacik, president, said important business will be discussed. Plans for a Christmas party for the members and their children, Jan. 2, will be discussed. Borough officials will be asked to speak at the party.. The building committee is to get plans for a new building to be erected after the war, it was announced. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Ends Furlough --- Corporal Joseph E. Raszewski is spending a 10-day furlough at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sopie Hanson, of Monongahela Ave. and with his father at Somerset. He is stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga. A brother, John C. Raszewski, who is in the Coast Guard, returned to Fort Tilden, N.Y., last night after a leave with Mrs. Hansen. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Wheels Stolen --- Four wheels were stolen from the wagon of Robert Hahne Jr., son of the Rev. and Mrs. Robert W. Hahne, Seventh St. and Vermont Ave., yesterday, while the family was away from home. The wagon was in the yard of the Hahne home. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Band to Meet --- Brodell's Military Band will hold a special meeting and rehearsal today at 7 p.m., in the home of the director, Paul C. Brodell, of 1025 Delaware Ave. Important business will be discussed and future plans will be made, it was announced by Mr. Brodell. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Birthday Marked --- A surprise birthday party was held for Mrs. Valeria Mustatia, 425 Monongahela Ave., on Wednesday night in her home. The event was held by Mrs. Paul Popa and Mrs. Rose Grancea. A gift was presented to the honored guest by the 30 guests attending. Lunch was served and a social evening was enjoyed. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Party Is Planned --- A hostess party will be held today at 8 p.m. by the Star of Rebekah Lodge 563 in the I.O.O.F. Hall. Each member is to bring a gift. The business session will be conducted by Mrs. Margaret Daniels. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Judge to Speak --- Judge Lois McBride will speak at the joint meeting of the Lions Club and the Lionettes tonight in the Mazur Hotel. Her subject will be "Shall We Begin Now to Work for a Permamnent Peace." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Payment is Due --- The second instalment for the 1943 school taxes must be paid on or before Nov. 30, it was announced by Joseph T. Witkowski, tax collector. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 26, 1943 --- Glassport Briefs --- The Hilltop Sewing Club will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. George Neidermyer on Monongahela Ave.. U.S.W.A. Local 1306, C.I.O. will meet today at 7 p.m. in the Eagles Home. Angus Hanley will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Honor Roll Group Feted by Club --- Members of the honor roll committee and the group representing the Mothers and Wives of the Servicemen in planning the program for the dedication, were guests of the Lions Club last night at the Mazur Hotel.. The guests were Mrs. Frank Rommel, Mrs. Lenora Stevens, Mrs. A. S. Wargo, Miss Lois Carpenter, Mrs. Frances Tyszkiewicz, Mrs. Rose O'Connor, Mrs. Martin Kantorczyk, Mrs. Della Warren, Joe Faix, George Fasciska, Malcomb Murray and William Hutton. Members of the honor roll committee who are affiliated with the Lions are Robert Shaw, Jack Heidish, Tom Reed, Jack Hester, Tom Lapsley and Joe Witkowski.. The program was in charge of Burgess Shaw. The work, financing and designing the honor roll, was discussed by the group.. Speakers were Mr. Rommel, president; Mrs. Wargo, secretary, and Mrs. Dulac, treasurer of the Mother and Wives of the Servicemen; Mr. Fasciska, construction supervisor; Mr. Faix, chairman of the honor roll committee; Mr. Shaw, co-chairman, and Miss Carpenter, secretary of the honor roll committee.. Mr. Witkowski praised the women for their work in the house-to-house canvas. Mrs. Dulac said the work done on the honor roll so far is all paid. Landscaping and walks will be completed in the spring.. Members of the honor roll committee were presented with a picture of the honor roll by Burgess Shaw and Mr. Witkowski.. Police Lieut. Frank Porto was presented with a gift and a certificate of award for his outstanding work in raising $500 to buy cigarets for the servicemen.. The next meeting will be a Christmas party for the Lions and their wives. Group singing was led by Oliver C. Evans. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Bond Booth Leaders Entertained at Tea --- Captains, chairmen and cochairmen of the Nationality Bond booth in Glassport attended a tea given by Mrs. Frances Tarnapowicz in the William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, yesterday. Each captain, who has worked for a year or more, received a citation from Mrs. Tarnapowicz. Mrs. Martin Kantorcyzk received a corsage in behalf of the bond workers of Glassport.. Those attending were Mrs. Kantorczyk, chairman; Mrs. Louis Jackson, co-chairman, and the captains, Mrs. B. Morrow, Mrs. A. Jambor, Mrs. C. Oconnor and Mrs. V. Mustatia. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Supper Planned --- A spagethetti supper will be held by the Sons of Italy tomorrow from 4 to 12 p.m. in the hall, 423 Ohio Ave. Proceeds will go to the building fund.. Sunday at 8 p.m., a dance will be held at the American Legion Home sponsored by the building fund committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Legion Groups Have Christmas Party --- A Christmas party was held last night by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 443 and the Junior Auxiliary in the American Legion Home. Gifts were exchanged and a lunch was served.. Seventeen new members have been added to the Auxiliary, it was announced. The coupon Drive is progressing. Anyone in the borough wishing to donate coupons may give them to members of the auxiliary. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Methodist Church Events Scheduled --- The class meetings and Christmas events of the Methodist Church for the coming week were announced today by the Rev. Dwight Townsend.. Sunday at 11 a.m. "Becoming King" will be the sermon topic and "The Bible as a Light" will be the subject for the evening service at 7:45 p.m.. Tuesday, the Friendship Bible Class will hold a Christmas party in the home of Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, of 221 Marie St. The Golden Hour Bible Class will meet in the home of the president, Mrs. George Neidermeyer for a Christmas party.. Prayer meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, while Thursday, the Annie Gillie Class will meet in the home of Mrs. B. Spaid, 300 Ohio Ave. at 8 p.m. Mrs. Alice Ramsey will be co-hostess. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday the young people of the church will meet in the parsonage to elect officers and make plans for the Methodist Youth Fellowship, which is being organized by Rev. Townsend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- White Gift Service Planned at Church --- A white gift service will be held Sunday morning in the St. John's Lutheran Church, it was announced by the Rev. Robert W. Hahne. The gifts will be sent to Pittsburgh for distribution among the hospitals of Piitsburgh. All gifts should be wrapped in white paper. The type of gift and the age, sex, should be marked on a separate piece of paper outside the gift.. Monday, the Glad Hand Bible Class will meet in the church. Each member is to bring an article from her hobby to be sold at the meeting. A gift exchange will be held by the members. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Henderson Class Has Gift Exchange --- Twenty-two members attended the Christmas party of the Hannah Henderson Class of the Methodist Church las night in the home of Mrs. M. B. Spaid of 300 Ohio Ave.. Gifts were exchanged and a lunch was served by the officers of the class. They are Mrs. Maude Crouch, president; Mrs. Lillian Finney, vice president; Mrs. Helen Deremer, secretary; Mrs John Gardiner, treasurer, and Mrs Margaret Davis, social secretary. Devotions were led by Mrs. Florence Robinson. Mrs. Robinson also read a Christmas story and poem. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Leaves for East --- Sara B. Naser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Naser left this morning to take an advanced course in drafting and blue print reading at John Hopkins University. About 49 other girls, who graduated from the Glenn L. Martin training class in Pittsburgh will take the course for three months. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 10, 1943 --- Collect Cartons --- Cartons will be collected tomorrow morning in the various business houses. The house-to-house canvass has been postponed until after Christmas. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Ilnesses Hurt School Attendance --- Attendance in the schools is "good" in spite of the illnesses and approching holidays, Supervising Principal M.J. Naser said.. He said there are more absent in the high school than in all three of the elementary schools. More than 20 boys from the high school are helping with deliveries and work at the post office and about 35 are working at the various business houses for the holidays.. One teacher, Mrs. Cecelia Loughman, is absent from the high school because of illness and Miss Helen Robinson in the grade school.. Pay checks are being distributed to teachers today because of the holidays. Normally they would be paid on Dec. 24. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Shadow Play Given By School Glee Club --- "The Nativity," a shadow play, was presented last night by the boys and girls glee clubs in Glassport High School. The play was in charge of the music supervisor, Mrs. Eleanor Halas. The narrator was Imogene Wilhelam and pianist was Ruth Purnell.. Others taking part were Doris Dudley, Phyllis Anderson, Walter Chalfant, Shirley Granger, Ester DeBattiska, Sam DiPiero, William Carveth, June Furman, Erma Michaelson, Ray Hanley, Dolly Ardinger, Mary Papsias, Leah Ann Gressler and Betty Wilhelm. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Three Borough Men Will Enter Service --- Sam A. Frattaroli. Joseph C. Turek and Emil Gaforik are the three borough men who will leave tomorrow with the selectees from the Glassport draft board.. They are to report to the Selective Service office at 11 p.m. for final instructions. The train will leave McKeesport for Camp Meade at 11:55 p.m. There will be no special streetcar from Glassport to McKeesport. Albert D'Annunzio, John Lust, Charles Ball and George F. Hanks Jr. have already left for the service with the Navy or Marine Corps. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Class to Meet --- The Philo Christo Class of the St. John's Lutheran Church will hold its Christmas party tonight in the home of Mrs. Fred Coleman, of 318 Ohio Ave. with Mrs. Bernard Johnson as co-hostess. Gifts will be exchanged and secret sisters will be revealed. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Yule Party Set --- A Christmas party and business meeting will be held tonight by the William H. Downing Bible Class of the Methodist Church in the church. Dart ball will be played and lunch will be served by Oliver C. Evans. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Methodist Church Program Is Set --- The Christmas program and treat will be given in the Methodist Church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The Christmas story will be drawn by Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer. Mrs. Dannanhauer will be in charge of the program of the junior department. The children have made pot holders and plaques to be presented to their mothers with the idea of "giving and not receiving.". All classes of the Sunday School will take part in the program. There are about 100 persons taking part of the program under the leadership of the teachers and the superintendent, Henquist Robinson. Skits are to be given by several of the classes. Christmas candy will be given to all who attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Varsity Cage Team Enters Third Tilt --- Glassport High School's varsity basketball team will play its third game of the season tonight on the home floor beginning at 8 p.m. They have been defeated twice by Rankin High School.. Tonight's game will be with Norwin High School. Norwin has won four straight games.. The first game will be played today at 7 p.m. between the Reserves and a High-Y team from McKeesport. Glassport's first sectional game will be on Jan. 4 at East McKeesport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Christmas Pary Given for Children --- A Christmas party was held by the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge for their children. About 34 children were present and received gifts from Santa Claus.. Recitations by the children and carols featured the evening. Lunch was served and each mother was presented with a favor. The program was in charge of Mrs. Elveida Smith and Mrs. Isabel Garland. Mrs. Vera Ackerman was in charge of the lunch. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Sodality Officers Elected at Session --- New officers were elected by the Young Ladies Sodality of the Holy Cross Church.. The new leaders are Miss Jane Slorek, president; Miss Josephine Wiktorowski, vice president; Miss Rita Siudela, secretary, and Miss Nellie Ejhost, treasurer. The retiring president is Miss Helen Czarnecki. After the election, a Christmas party was held and gifts were exchanged. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Work at Canteen --- A group of women representing the Glassport Women's Club will work at the "Snack Bar" of the USO Variety Club Canteen tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. They are Miss Gwen Hough, Mrs. Eleanor Halas, Mrs. William Jones, Mrs. Harry Kass, chairman and Mrs. W. Fay Shaw. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Girl Reserves Will Entertain Mothers --- The annual mother-daughter affair of the Girl Reserves of Glassport High School will be held tomorrow at 7:30 in the high school in the form of a Christmas party. A play, "Where the Child Lay" will be presented by the club. The play is in charge of Betty Dudley. Lunch will be served. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Slovaks Sell Bonds --- The Slovak group will work tomorrow at the War Stamp Bond Booth in the five and ten cent store on Monongahela Ave. Those working are Mrs. John Pavol and Mrs. Anthony Jambor from 9 to 12 a.m.; Mrs. Mary Kashner and Mrs. Michael Hospodar from 12 to 2 p.m. and Mrs Elizabeth Mattey and Mrs. Katherine Roven from 2 to 4 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- GOP Social Set --- A social will be held today at 8:15 p.m. in the Republican headquarters sponsored by the Republican organization. The weekly socials are held by the organization on Friday night. This is the only week they will be held on Wednesday, it was announced. Mrs. Minnie Maiden is in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- WSCS to Meet --- Devotions will be in charge of Mrs. Mae Byard when the W.S.C.S. meets tonight in the church. The missionary program is in charge of Mrs. Laura Neidermyer and Mrs. Sara Hill will conduct the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Auxiliary to Meet --- The auxiliary to Glassport Aerie 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home. Mrs. Theresa Belkowski will preside and will name her committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 21, 1943 --- Fire Reported --- A chimney fire was reported yesterday afternoon at the home of F. W. Meyers, 512 Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 5, 1944 --- EMO Bible Class Will Have Banquet --- Plans for the thirty-first anual banquet were made when the E. M. O. Bible Class met last night in the church with Mrs. Mae Squibb presiding. Devotions were led by Mrs. Marie Anderson, who used as her subject, "The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation.".. The banquet will be held in February, it was announced. Chairman for the banquet is Mrs. Grace forbes and co-chairman, Mrs. Beatrice Seifried. Their aides include Mrs. William Lloyd, Mrs. Charlotte Jones, Mrs. Margaret Care, Mrs. Mae Squibb and Mrs. Anderson.. Lunch was served by Miss Mary J. Easton, Mrs. Mae Edge and Mrs. Squibb. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 1, with Mrs. Forbes and Mrs. Seifried as hostesses. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 5, 1944 --- Lodge Scheduled --- Installation of officers is planned by the Monongahela Valley Lodge 147 tomorrow night in the I. O. O. F. Hall. John Burik, noble grand, will conduct the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 29, 1944 --- Services Planned At Lutheran Church --- "We Are Called Christians" will be the theme of the Rev. Robert W. Hahne at the mid-week Lenten service tomorrow at 7:45 p.m. in the Lutheran Church. Before the topic discussion, the Rev. Hahne will give a short talk on baptism. Hymns for the service will be selected by the congregation.. After the service, the Ladies Aid Society will meet in charge of Mrs. John Hart. Hostesses will be Mrs. Thomas Rush and Mrs. Ralph Penny. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 29, 1944 --- Glassport Briefs --- Boy Scout Troop 6 will meet in St. John's Lutheran Church, Friday at 7 p.m. William Kofmell will be in charge.. The weekly social of the Reliance Hose Co. will be held today at 8 p.m. in the fire hall. Evan Richards will be in charge. Proceeds will be used to pay for the fire truck.. Seman First Class George Clague has returned to his base at New London, Conn., after spending a leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clague, of 836 Ohio Ave.. Anthony Iacone, of the Army, is spending a furlough at his home. He is the son of Mrs. Carmella Iacone.. The Slovak group will have charge of the War Bond and Stamp booth tomorrow. Workers were listed as Mrs. John Pavol, Mrs. Andrew Jambro, Mrs. Michael Hospodor, Mrs. Mary Kashner, Mrs. John McKeeta, Mrs. Catherine Roven and Mrs. Joseph Stepko. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1944 --- Tin Can Drive To Be Continued --- The drive for tin cans in Glassport schools has not been progressing as well in the past month as it has in previous months, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal announced. - The drive, a wartime project undertaken by elementary school students, has netted one full carload of cans so far this semester. Mr. Naser said that another carload would probably be filled during January... Thursday is set aside in Glassport schools as the day for bringing in tin cans. Residents who wish to turn in their tin cans may contact any school child. Ratings will be given to pupils according to the number of cans salvaged. The award system in effect last year will continue this year. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

April 23, 1945 --- New Building Plans Aired --- Members of the new building committee of the Polish National Alliance Group 750, made additional plans for the postwar erection of a new Polish Hall at a meeting yesterday. - Several sites for the new building are being considered by members of the group, but a definite location has not yet been selected. Officers said work on the project would begin when wartime restrictions are lifted. - Architects are being consulted, Frank L. Tacik, president of the Glassport unit, said, and plans will be drawn up soon. Members of the committee have been inspecting district club buildings before completing plans, Mr. Tacik said. - Members of the committee include John Kwolek, John Krol, Stanley Tyskiewicz, Walter Szpanka, John Gniazdowski, Joseph Telega, Raymon Wawrzeniak, John Tudek, Joseph Prochaska, Joseph Wasinski, Anthony Kopczynski and Stephen Raszewski. - Officers of the group serving on the committee include, Mr. Tacik, president; Stanley Worek, vice president; Steve Tudek, financial secretary, N. J. Siudela, recording secretary and Frank Wawrzeniak, treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 29, 1945 --- Total Rising In Campaign --- Bond sales in Glassport yesterday totaled $768.75, it was announced today. The total on the drive so far is almost $20,000. At the Post Office 11 sales were recorded at $412.50 and at the Bank of Glassport four sales were listed at $356.25.. At the Copperweld Steel Co., the employee drive has totaled almost $70,000 to date. Paul Eddy is company captain.. Other members of the plant committee are: Testing Department, John Borkowski, captain, Henry Lager, Floyd Sorg, V. Mastranna, Joseph Saffa and Rhoda Spanbauer; shipping department, Carl Roberts, captain, J. Connor, H. Hill, G. Barry, Michael Danko and Roger Grossi; metal contro department, John Hadden , captain, Al Wolf and John Palmer.. Casting department: J. Linsenmeyer, captain, William Fink, R. Drips, Andrew Rusnak, Arthur Lutz and Fred Hart; bond department: Mary Kruscka; mechanical department: William Campea, captain, P Richards, Mike Shyoski Jr., C. Davis, Frank Duncan, William Bradley, Harry Kenny and Robert McLachlen; heat treat department, Stanley Ejchost, Helen Deremer, Walter McDowell; wire mill department: M. Larcinese, captain, Peter Wible, L. George, Steven Dzurenda, C. Leow, John Ryaby and John Kovaly; Electric department: K. Ritt and C. Galbraith.. Scale and rejects department, C. Coughhenour; rolling mill: Henry Wible, H. Finney, S. Spanbauer, William Butris and Joseph Zebak; ground rods: Frank Intrieri; strand department, George Torrance, Jesse Williams, Andrew Gondoly and william Conley; labor, E. Amore; executive department, Charles Sattler, Rosella McCracken, C. Van Dusen, E. Fletchman, C. J. Milroth, J. Koller, N. Siudela, S. Zebrowski and C. Chalfant. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 29, 1945 --- Annual Picnic Is Set For Thursday --- The annual school picnic for Glassporters will be hel on Thursday at Kennywood Park, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal said.. Special cars will leave the borough between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. and go directly to the park. Special cars will leave the park for Glassport at 9 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 29, 1945 --- Borough Man Is Liberated --- Second Lieutenant Eugene Stepko, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stepko, 114 Monongahela Ave. has been liberated from a German prison camp after being held since April, 1944.. Lieutenant Stepko, a bomardier in the Army Air force was listed as missing in action as his plane failed to return from a mission over Europe on April 12, 1944. Since his liberation, he has been with Allied forces in France, awaiting shipment home.. The 24-year-old airman was graduated from Glassport High School in 1938. He was active in athletics at the school and as a senior he was a member of the football team.. In the service since February, 1942, he completed his basic and was commissioned in this country and sent overseas in October, 1943. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 29, 1945 --- Women Set Events At Meeting Here --- Miss Helen Robinson presided last night when the Youth Women's Christian guild of the Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Helen Karmony. Mrs. LeElla Tague led devotions.. A report on the bake sale held by the group this month was given by Mrs. Hazel Townsend. Plans for June's avtivities were outlined.. Co-hostesses for the meeting were Miss Louise Kass and Mrs. Jean Kemmerer. Lunch was served and a social time followed the meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 31, 1945 --- Police Chief Warns Vandals --- Police Chief Clarence Urbanski today issued a warning to local children about the deliberate destruction of property and about setting fires.Numerous complaints, the Chief said, have been received from residents.. The ten p. m. curfew for children under 16 years, which was resumed here several months ago will be strictly enforced. Children found on the streets after that hour would be picked up by the police and their families notified, it was stated.. "There's no need for vandalism of this sort," Chief Urbanski said, "and every effort will be made to stop it. It is up to the parents to see that their children are not guilty of vandalism and only with the cooperation of parents can problems like this be checked." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 31, 1945 --- Rotarians Plan Summer Events --- Plans for summer activities were outlined Tuesday when the Rotary Club met in St. John's Lutheran Church. H. C. Klob presided.. It was announced that the next meeting would be a joint affair with the Lions club at Clairton Park.In charge of the meeting which is set for next Tuesday is L. V. Dumas. A program and mushball game are slated to follow the meeting, it was stated.. The twentieth aniversary of the unit will be observed at a summer meeting at the Alpine Hotel on June 19. Dr. W. E. Hodgson is in charge of the arrangements.. Guests of the meeting will be the Rotary Ann.. New officers of the group will be installed during ceremonies at the first July meeting. A meeting of the program committee was held after the regular meeting Tuesday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 31, 1945 --- Booth Open --- Romanian women of the Nationality Groups Organization will be at the bond booth on Monongahela Ave. tomorrow. Mrs. Valeria Mustatia is captain of the group. Her aids are Mrs.Mary Pejca and Mrs. Paul Popa. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 25, 1945 --- Casting Plant Purchased by Foundry Firm --- Work to Resume Monday; Dorsey Appointed as General Manager -- The purchase of the McKeesport plant and equipment of the Fort Pitt Steel Casting Co. by the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. in Glassport was announced today.. The announcement was made by G. D. Thompson, president of the corporation, who also revealed that Thomas F. Dorsey, of 2133 Duquesne Ave., has been appointed general manager of the local plant., which will be operated as the Fort Pitt Division of the firm.. Mr. Dorsey served as sales manager of the Fort Pitt Co. for more than 10 years and had been with that company for 25 years. He has been with the Glassport foundry firm for nearly a year.. Casting Foundry .. The McKeesport plant, Mr. Thompson's announcement said, will continue to operate as an electrical steel casting foundry, specializing in small carbon and alloy steel castings. The plant, during the war when it won the maximum number of awards for production from the U. S. Maritime Commission, was recognized as the largest single producer of electrical steel castings in the U. S.. As a result of the transaction, the scope of both foundries will be increased, Mr. Thompson said, as "each plant is a natural supplement to the other". His announcement continued: "The Glassport plant has some facilities that are not economically possible in a small plant, such as a complete chemical and physical laboratory including a million-volt X-ray, an engineering department, a modern machine shop, as well as an organization of experienced foundrymen.. These additional facilities and foundry experience will place the Fort Pitt plant in a much better position to produce the high quality steel castings required in today's competitive market.". Flexibility Achieved.. The Glassport plant, which makes large open hearth steel castings, will now have the flexiblity in melting equipment that is required for small orders of special carbon and alloy steels and, according to Mr. Thompson, will be one of the very few steel foundries in the world that can produce steel castings ranging in weight from one pound to 100,000 pounds.. All departments of the Fort Pitt Division, with the exception of cleaning and finishing, will resume operations Monday morning. Complete operations will be resumed "as rapidly as possible". Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 19, 1946 --- Officers Named By Philo Class --- Officers for 1946 were elected at a meeting of the Philo Christo Class of the St. John's Lutheran Church when the group met in the home of Mrs. Alma Hart.. Those elected include: Mrs. Betty Reed, president; Mrs. Bee Philippe, vice president; Mrs. Ruth Ahlquist, secretary; and Mrs. Alma Hart, treasurer.. During the business session, members voted to change the class meeting date from the third Thursday of the month to the third Friday. Taken in as a new member was Mrs. Lois Wall.. Plans were made for a dinner and theater party to be held for class members on January 28. The meeting place has been announced as the corner of Fifth Ave. and Market St. in McKeesport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 4, 1946 --- Presbyterians To Hear Chimes --- The chimes in the tower of the Glassport Presbyterian Church will be played tomorrow from 10:30 to 10:40 and from 10:50 to 10:55 a. m. , it was announced today by the Rev. W. B. Purnell. - This time was selected so as not to interfer with services of other churches in the borough. Mrs. George Wright, church organist, plays the chimes. Mr. Purnell will discuss "Atomic Reaction and Christian Faith" tomorrow at the 11 a.m. church service. The anthem presented by the choir under the direction of Mrs. William Rankin will be "Just for Today". Taking the solo part will be Miss Martha King. Sunday School has been slated to begin at 9:45 a. m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1946 --- Vet Named As Patrolman --- John Kurta, of 414 Harrison St., Otto, was unanimously elected to fill Police Department vacancy created when Patrolman Sam Vignovich resigned on May 25. Council made the appointment, which is subject to Civil Service regulations, at a regular meeting last night in the Borough Bldg. Thomas Reed, chairman of the police committee, and Burgess Robert H. Shaw asked immediate action on the appointment as the local force is understaffed and police have beed placed on a seven-day work week since Mr. Vignovich resigned. Also requested was an extra man to work at the police station during the vacation season. No action was taken on the request.. Mr. Kurta, who is expected to assume his duties immediately, is an Army veteran. He was recently discharged after serving four years with a military police unit, including duty at Miami Beach, Fla. The appointment is temporary until confirmation is received from the Civil Service Commission.. Borough policemen were granted wage increases when council gave third and final reading to a salary ordinance, effective March 1, 1946. Some salaries were listed as follows: $240, police chief; $201.50, lieutenant; $196, sergeant; $170.50, desk sergeant; $190.50, patrolman; and $155, sub-patrolman.. Included in the ordinance was a provision granting persons in the borough's employ for a year or more one week's vacation, and person's employed by the borough for over two years, two weeks vacation. The ordinance provides for a 48 hour week, with salaries to be the fifth and twentieth of the month. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1946 --- Petitions Read Before Council --- Borough Engineer Alex Hutchison was authorized by Glassport council to prepare plans and specifications for the paving of Hemlock Way from Seventh to Ninth Sts.. Property owners from Seventh to Eighth Sts. submitted a petition for paving last night, and Council was informed that a petition from Eighth to Ninth Sts. would soon be received. Bids will be advertised and will probably be opened at a special meeting.. A petition was also received from residents of Delaware Ave. between Ninth St. and Broadway, who wish the road to be oiled.. Other repair work requested was the paving of Pennsylvania Ave., known as Penn Way, from Ninth St. to Broadway. Councilmen, who suggested that the road be paved as a 20 instead of a 40 feet street, informed property owners that a petition signed by a majority of property owners will have to be turned in to Council before action can be taken.. A complaint from Nick Sebastian, 738 Ohio Ave., that the curb in front of his residence has been broken for about 20 years with no action taken by the Street Department was heard by council. Mr. Sebastian stated that he had tried to repair the curb several times without success. The complaint, to be taken care of as soon as possible, was referred to Joseph Zebak, chairman of the street committee.. Bids were open at last night's meeting for the sale of a 1937 dump truck. The bid was awarded to william Finnegan, R. D. 1, Finney Rd., Elizabeth, who submitted a bid for $301. The bid will be subject to OPA regulations. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 11, 1946 --- GLASSPORT AT McKEESPORT --- The annual game with McKeesport opened the 1946 football season for Glassport High. The Gladiators threatened throughout the game, but were able to put the ball over the favorite last line but once. Touchdown for Glassport came in the second period via pass from Kastan to Zyra which was good for ten yards and a touchdown. The score at the half was 13 to 6, but the Tubers came back for a total of nine more points in the second half to make the final score 22-6. The game was witnessed and enjoyed by a very large crowd of football enthusiasts. Source: HY-LYF GHS Newspaper.

October 11, 1946 --- GLADS SWAMP BEARS --- On September 13th, the Gladiators went to Clairton and gave the Bears an exhibition of how to play a game known as football. It was "Ants" Marcenelle who really sparkled as he made the first touchdown. Babe Kastan, Duckling Kaska and Mike Kurta and Brylanski & the entire squad assisting brought about the rest of the touchdowns. The only Bear score came on a nice 98 yard return of an intercepted pass. The play of our line was sensationally perfect as they held their opponents to a net gain of two yards on running plays in the entire game. Source: HY-LYF GHS Newspaper.

October 11, 1946 --- CLASS "A" TITLE????? --- Glassport was tied by Homestead on September 21 by the score of 6 to 6. In this game the only Gladiator score came on a thrilling seventy-two yard jaunt by Ants Marcenelle in the second quarter. Homestead also scored its marker in this quarter. Both teams threatened throughout the encounter in the second half but could not score. Babe Kastan had an off nite in completing only two out of 12 tries. This tie practically eliminates Glassport from Class "A" honors this year. Source: HY-LYF GHS Newspaper.

October 11, 1946 --- TROJANS TOO POWERFUL --- Though receiving their worst defeat in over a decade, our team battled the Johnstown team to the very last whistle. We outscored the Trojans in first downs by 11 to 7. Our inability to stop their passing attack coupled with several intercepted passes resulted in the final score of 33-0. We are sure that the loyal fans who journeyed to the Flood City are proud of GHS its team and coaches. Source: HY-LYF GHS Newspaper.

January 16, 1947 --- Annual Fire Report Listed by Chairman --- A report of fires during 1946 was released today by Borough Fire Chief John Lust, who noted that of a total of 75 alarms and fires reported, 29 were for grass fires. An approximate total of $3950 was estimated by Mr. Lust for fire damage during 1946.. Residents were requested to be careful when tending outdoor fires that they do not spread to surrounding areas before being checked.. In a report to Council by Joseph Faix, the air opening to the burning 9 had been sealed and suggested that similar action be taken to stop the condition, which he said would be a source of complaints from owners of new houses in that vicinity.. Corrective measures suggested by solons were pumping water into the mine, filling entrances with dirt or grading the property. The decision reached by Council was that M. Yobak, owner of the property, be notified by registered letter to take some action to eliminate the condition.. Mr. Faix requested Council to make a decision on a bill received from Reliance Hose Co. No. 2, the payment of which he had delayed. The stated that the bill, amounting to $18.60, was for motor wash and flushing and added that Council should not be responsible as it was not a repair bill. Solons referred the bill to the finance and fire committees for final disposition.. Street light okeyed.. Fireman of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 were granted permission to use the council chambers during a Mon-Yough Fireman's Conference on Saturday, Jan. 25. Nearly 200 are expected to attend the event.. A request for a street light from residents of Plum Way and Erie Ave. from Fourth to Fifth St.was granted by Council. Steve Zurenda, chairman of the light and water committee, explained that Second Ward School cut off illumination in that district, adding that a light placed on Plum Alley would serve residents of both streets.. Solons also voted to advertise for bids for a new police car, with an without trade in value on the present car. Proposals will be opened Feb. 10. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1947 --- Plans Prepared For New Roadway --- Plans for the $400,000 roadway to connect Glassport with Liberty Borough and Port Vue are now being drawn up, borough Engineer Alex Hutchison announced today.. Two sets of plans may be presented to County Commisioners, who would be given a choice of entrances. Entranced favored by Council is from Detroit Ave. Commisioners recently rejected plans prepared by Mr. Hutchison seven years ago on the basis of too narrow a roadway, too steep grades and too sharp curves.. Original plans called for the entrance from Pacific Ave., but solons now contend there is only a ten percent grade up the hollow along Detroit Ave. and the only difficulty there would be a heavy grade where the roads would intersect. Further investigation on grades will be made.. Borough councilmen are to inspect the plans before they are submitted to the Commissioners. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1947 --- Soles Elected Bank President --- T. F. Soles was elected president of the Bank of Glassport at a reorganization meeting held yesterday, directors announced.. Other officers are: W. S. Kearney, executive vice president and secretary; W. S. Kearney Jr., cashier; and R. M. Claypool, assistant cashier.. Directors named at the annual bank meeting were W. S. Kearny, K. R. Bryce, R. H. Baxter, E. L. Erhart, W. E. Hodgson, John P. Smith, T. F. soles, O. F. Murray, V. E. Griffin, George W. Munnell and C. L. Hassel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1947 --- Women's Society Appoints Secretaries' Committees --- Committees for 1947 appointed by elected secretaries of the Women's Society of christian Service of the Glassport Methodist Church were announced today by Mrs. Edna Kass, president. Those named were: Mrs. Hazel Townsend, secretary of christian social relations and local church activities -- Mrs. Ora Robinson, Mrs. Florence Robinson, Mrs. Alice Thompson. Mrs. Alice Dudley, Mrs. Lila aiken; Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, secretary of missionary education -- Mrs. alberta Wilks, Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer, Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. Mae Byard, Mrs. Alice Bassler; Mrs. Mary Dudley, secretary of student work -- Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, Mrs. Isabel Snyder, Miss Helen Robinson; Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer, secretary of children's work -- Mrs. Alice Dudley, Mrs. Wilks.. Other Committees.. Mrs. Mae Byard, secretary of the spiritual life -- Helen Deremer, Mrs. Mary Evans, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, Mrs. Ora Robinson; Mrs. Ida Glendenning, secretary of publications and literature -- Mrs. Sara Hill, Mrs. Florence Orbin; Mrs. Ora Robinson, secretary of supply work -- Mrs. Lillian Rennie, Mrs. Luella Gardner; Mrs. Alberta wilks, secretaryof status of women -- Mrs. C. C. Davis, Mrs. alice Dudley, Miss Robinson; Mrs. May Adams, secretary of fellowship -- Mrs. Ora Robinson, Mrs. Lillian finney, Mrs. Blanche Lewis.. Membership -- Mrs. Florence Robinson, chairman, Mrs. Mary Evans, Mrs. Byard; program -- Mrs. Wilks, chairman, Mrs. Townsend, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, Mrs. Byard, Mrs. Glendenning; financial -- Mrs. Rennie, chairman, Mrs. Edna Kass, Mrs. Townsend, Mrs. Snyder; publicity -- Mrs. Bassler; cards -- Mrs. Blanche Lewis.. Officers Are Named.. Elected club officers are: Mrs. Edna Kass, president; Mrs. Alberta Wilks, vice president; Mrs. alice Thompson, recording secretary; Mrs. Lila Aiken, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Lillian Rennie, treasurer. Installation of officers and secretaries has been slated for the morning worship at the Methodist Church on Jan. 19.. A drive for good, used clothing, wax candle stubs and scraps of material and yarn is now being conducted for European relief by the W. S. C. S. Mrs. Ora Robinson, chairman, announced that donations should be made before Jan 20, when the articles will be taken to Emerson Methodist Church in Pittsburgh. Clothing will be repaired at a station at New Windsor, Md., before being shipped overseas.. Glassport residents wishing to make contributions should leave the articles in the local Methodist Church or contact the Rev. Dwight Townsend, pastor, if the church is locked. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1947 --- Annual Drive Leader Named --- Mrs. Samuel A. Weiss has been appointed chairman of the Glassport Infantile Paralysis Fund Drive, Mrs. John J. Kane, county chairman, announced today.. Volunteer workers who would like to assist with tag days and house-to-house soliciting planned for the drive were asked to contact Mrs. Weiss as soon as possible. A meeting will be called at a later date to organize teams for the annual campaign.. Tag days have already been set for Friday, Jan 24, and Friday, Jan. 31, and another tag day on Saturday will be announced later. The drive is expected to extend to all borough schools, with churches and all other organizations participating.. The drive chairman stressed that a certain portion of all funds collected in Glassport is set aside for local use, while the remainder goes into the National foundation. The local fund is cumulative in case a polio emergency does not occur during the year. March of Dimes boxes will be placed in local stores.. Mrs. Weiss was chairman for the drive conducted last year when contributions totaled more than $1600. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1947 --- Personal --- Mrs. Carl Roberts and children, Billy and Joanne, and Mrs. Roberts' sister, Miss Betty Mezoff, 1034 Delaware Ave,m are leaving tomorrow for Lorain, O., where they will visit a week with Mr. and Mrs. George Mezoff, parents of Miss Metzoff and Mrs. Roberts. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 9, 1947 --- Program of Movies Planned for Lions --- Sports movies will feature a meeting of the Glassport Lions club today at 6:15 p.m. in the Copperweld Restaurant, Alan Wolf, program chairman, announced.. Allen Dyer will preside at the business session when reports will be made on the progress of the winter minstrel to be sponsored by the club.. All Lions on the board of directors are to attend as a special session will follow the club meeting. directors also met in regular session last night. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 20, 1947 --- Meeting Is Held By Sports Lodge --- Business of the past year and the 1946 hunting season were discussed at a meeting of Buck Fever Lodge yesterday at P. N. A. Hall.. Reports were made by the following officers: Clarence Urbanski, president; Charles Zeleznik, secretary; John Sherman, treasurer; and Vincent Faix, recording secretary.. Business conducted included a motion to pay all bills and the appointment of a committee to purchase a water pump for the lodge cabin in Warren County. Members also made plans for spring fishing trips.. Refreshments were served following the business meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1947 --- Church Society Heads Installed --- Mrs. Edna Kass was installed as president of the Women's Society of Christian Serviceat ceremonies conducted during the 10:45 AM service yesterday at the Glassport Methodist Church.. Others installed included Mrs. Alberta Wolks, vice president; Mrs. Alice Thompson, reporting secretary; Mrs. Lila Aiken, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Lillian Rennie, treasurer.. Also elected to serve during 1947 were Mrs. Hazel Townsend, secretary of Christian social relations and local church activities; Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, secretary of missionary education; Mrs. Mary Dudley, secretary of students work; Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer, secretary of children's work; Mrs. Mae Byard, secretary of spiritual life; Mrs. Ida Glendenning, secretary of publications and literature; Mrs. Ora Robinson, secretary of supply work; Mrs. Wilks, secretary of status of women; and Mrs. Mae Adams, secretary of fellowship. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 20, 1947 --- Lutheran Events Listed By Pastor --- Joseph Thompson will preside at a business session of the Luther League slated for tonight at 7:30 in the social room of the St. John Lutheran Church.. A social hour with games and refreshments will follow the regular meeting in the church.. A clothing drive is now being sponsored by the Lutheran Church, the Rev. Albert E. Speck, pastor, announced. Clean and ready to wear clothing for men, women and children may be left at the church.. Canned foods will also be accepted during the drive for needy people, Mr. Speck added. Residents wishing to make contributions were notified that articles may be left at the parsonage, Seventh St. and Vermont Ave., if the church is closed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 29, 1947 --- Lodge Donates Fund Balance For Honor Roll --- A report on the homecoming party sponsored by the Sons of Italy Lodge of America, No. 941, last Saturday at the Legion Hall for all veterans of World War II was read at a meeting of the lodge last night at the club rooms.. Guests at the party, which was attended by approximately 500 ex-soldiers , were Judge Samuel A. Weiss and borough officials. A buffet lunch was served those attending. On the committee were Louis Martino, chairman James Iacone, Orlando Laudadio, Thomas Reynolds, Fiore DeJulius, John Stipa, Frank Capuzzi, Tony D'Angelo and Nick Sebastian.. A balance of $51.64 was reported in the party fund. Members voted to turn this money over to the Glassport Honor Roll Committee.. Dominic Borelli presided at the business session, at which a report was also made by the building committee. Members approved the committee's choice of Thomas Gabrielli, of Pleasant Hills, and architect for the new hall planned by the large to be constructed at Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. Plans have not yet been completed for the building.. Named to the committee were Frank Molinaro, president; Mr. Reynolds, vice president; Mr. DeJulius, secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth Truby, treasurer; Mr. Borelli, Mr. Martino, Joseph Gattone, Mr. Laudadio, Ignazio Sinatra, Mr. Capuzzi, Vincent Spagnole, Mr. Sebastian, Philip Economos, Tony Larcinese, Mike Pantalos and Nick Saire. The committee will meet the first Tuesday of the month at the club rooms. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 29, 1947 --- Services Continue At Tabernacle Here --- Special church services conducted at the Living Word Tabernacle, 828 1/2 Indiana Ave., will continue through Friday, the Rev. Andrew M. McDearmid, pastor, announced.. Assisting Mr. McDearmid with the revival meetings is the Rev. William Keefer, formerly of Glassport. Mr. Keefer now has a charge at Apollo, Pa. Special music has been planned for evening sessions slated to begin at 7:45 o'clock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 29, 1947 --- Names Requested For Honor Roll --- residents having names of any eligible servicemen whose name does not appear on the Borough Honor Roll were requested to turn them in to Mrs. Frank Rommel or Mrs. Paul Dulac before Feb. 5.. Mothers of Servicemen Club would like to have a complete list of names available for a representative of a company making permanent name plates. The representative, together with members of the Glassport Honor Roll Committee, will meet with club members next Wednesday.. Servicemen eligible are those men, enlisted or drafted, who served or were serving in any branch of the armed services prior to V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945.. No names can be added once the permanent list has been compiled and handed in to make the name plates, love officers announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 29, 1947 --- Minstrel Set for Tomorrow --- A new song written by a local woman will be introduced by Frank Scott, radio singer, tomorrow during first and second act intermission of the benefit minstrel and variety show to be sponsored by the Glassport Lions Club in the Junior-Senior High School Auditorium.. Angus Hanley, general chairman and director for the affair announced that Mr. Scott will also sing a few other songs at the benefit performance Thursday and Friday. Residents unable to obtain tickets may obtain them at the door both nights No seats are reserved and doors will open at 7:15 PM. Shows are stated to begin at 8:00 o'clock.. Floral arrangements have been donated by a local florist shop and loud speaking system purchased by the school each year has been set up by William Kofmehl, assisted by some of his students. Stage and scenery props have been completed by the club committee appointed for the work.. Different groups for the show an minstrel have been holding special rehearsals in homes A final full dress rehearsal has been scheduled for tonight at 7 o'clock in the school auditorium. The entire cast is to report. Mr. Hanley announced that talent scouts for radio and stage are expected to attend Thursday and Friday shows. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 29, 1947 --- Y-Teen Meet Slated --- Y-Teen club members will meet tonight at 7:30 in the library of the Junior-Senior High School. Faculty advisers are Miss Lois Carpenter and Miss Helen Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1947 --- 1947 Football Schedule Set --- Gladiators varsity football schedule for 1947 was announced today by Julius Slafka, chairman of the School Board's athletic committee.. Games will be as follows: Sept. 5 -- at McKeesport; Sept. 12 -- at Clairton; Sept. 19 -- Homestead; Sept. 26 -- at Johnstown; Oct. 4 -- at Sewickley Township; Oct. 10 -- Elizabeth; Oct. 17 -- at Wilmerding; Oct. 24 -- at Swissvale; Oct. 31 -- at Derry Twp.. Suggestions for the 1947 schedule made at the December Board meeting were included in the schedule. Proposals were requests that Glassport remain in Class A competition of WPIAL; that a contest be scheduled with Johnstown if they will come here in 1948; that games be played with Derry Twp. and Swissvale if they will play here in 1948 or 1949; that the annual contest with Steubenville be eliminated and substituted with a class B team if possible. Sewickley Twp is the team substituted.. A complete financial report of the 1946 football season was submitted recently to directors. Net profit for the year was set at $1552.43, with receipts listed as $5521.49 and expenses $3969.66. Amounts received from games totaled $1365.87 in guarantees and $3124.47 in percentages.Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1947 --- Slovak Session Set --- SSV. Peter A. Pavel Assembly No. 435, National Slovak Assembly, will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Reliance Fire Hall 720 Monongahela, Ave. George J. Skodol will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1947 --- Club Lists Speaker --- Judge Samuel A. Weiss will be the guest speaker at a father and son banquet to be sponsored by the Beth Shalom Men's Club Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the synagogue, Beacon St. and Shady Ave., Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 15, 1947 --- Valentine Dance Set --- A Heart Hop, the annual semi-formal valentine dance, will be sponsored by the Y-Teen Club of Glassport today at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Junior-Senior High School. Faculty sponsors for the club are Miss Lois Carpenter and Miss Helen Robinson.. During the dance a senior girl will be crowned queen and her escort king. Other senior girls will be attendants. The queen will be presented with a corsage. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 15, 1947 --- Pre-Lenten Service Set --- A picture sermon, "The Better Way," will be presented by the Rev. Albert E. Speck tomorrow at the 11 a.m. service in the St. John Lutheran Church.. "Our Song Shall Rise" will be the anthem sung by the choir. Special music selected by Mrs. Edward Smith, organist, wil be: prelude -- "Sweet Our Prayer" by Gordon Williams; and postlude -- "Resignation" by Cuthbert Harris.. Sunday School classes for all ages will be conducted at the church tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. Devotions at a meeting of the Luther League at 7 p.m. will be led by Ruth Dyer. The last in a series of sermons designed to prepare adults for church membership will be presented by Mr. Speck at the 7:45 p.m. song and discussion service. His topic will be, "What Is God Like?". A pre-Lenten retreat for Lutheran ministers of this area will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, Dravosburg. A pre-Lenten consecration candlelight service will be sponsored by Luther League Branch No. 2 Monday at 7:45 p.m. in the Glassport St. John Lutheran Church.. Mr. Speck will conduct the opening service while the sermon, "The Stewardship of Life," will be presented by the Rev. R. E. Dozer, pastor of the McKeesportSt. John Lutheran Churc. The Rev. N. E. Kieffer, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church of McKeesport will conduct the candlelight service. The service will be open to all members of the congregation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 15, 1947 --- Pastor Lists Service Here --- "The Mysteries of God" will be the sermon discussed by the Rev. Dwight Townsend tomorrow at the 10:45 a.m. service in the Glassport Methodist Church.. Special music will include an anthem, "He Is Mine" by Hall sung by the choir under the direction of Earl Deremer. Numbers selected by Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, organist, are: prelude -- "The Voice of Jesus" by Lorenz: offertory -- "Interlude" by Ashford.. The special class started for ex-servicemen and young men above high school age will be continued during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School period tomorrow. Mr.Townsend announce. Superintendent is Hengust Robinson.. Methodist Churches of the McKeesport district are uniting for an evening service tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the First Methodist Church., McKeesport. A stewardship movie, "The Power of God," will be shown and ministers will assist with the opening service.. A meeting of Methodist Sunday School Board has been called for Monday at 8 p.m. in the church. Superintendent Robinson will preside.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 17, 1947 --- Boy Is Honored At Party Event --- Guest of honor at a surprise party held for him yesterday was Freddie Sebastian. The event was held by his mother, Mrs. Mae Sebastian, at their home, 733 Ohio Ave.. Games were played and guests were presented with prizes. An accordion solo was played by John Meglio and films were shown by Mrs. Margaret Sinatra. Snapshots were taken of children attending.. Refreshments were served by Mrs Sebastian, assisted by Mary Lou Sebastian, Jean Iacone and Odessa Sebastian.. Children present included: Louise Fato, Mary Ann Marcinelli, Herbert DiBaire, Sandra Morgan, Rose Mary Gattone, Anthony, Madeline and Anna Jean Sinatra, Marlene DeJulius, Marlene, Ben and Ronnie Detman, Dora and Joe DiGeorgio, Frances and Joseph Mazur, George Evangilista, Tom Miller, Jack and Alphonse Lieber, Leonard Kaufman, Jo Ann Thomas, Madeline Fiore, Felix and James Spagnola, Joe Tarle, Louis and John D'Angelo, Patty Ann Kashner, Larry Sykorsky, Patsy and Peggy Hutchison, Gladys Pintze, Joyce Anna and Rose Elaine Sebastian. Also present were Nick and Joseph Sebastian. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 18, 1947 --- Boosters Plan New Project --- The fourth in a series of basketball doubleheaders played for the benefit of the band members sweater fund will be sponsored by the Glassport Boosters Club Thursday in the Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.. In the first game to start at 8:15 p.m., the Glassport Odds will meet the Clairton GE Minfords. Immediately following the first contest, the Glassport Boosters will oppose the Port Vue Ridgeliners.. Tickets for the benefit events may be obtained Thursday night at the high school. Doors will open at 8 p.m.. In addition to their projects of purchasing sweaters for senior members of the band and senior football players, Boosters are planning to purchase miniature gold basketballs for seniors on the school basketball team.. The purchase of awards for senior band and basketball members are new projects to be undertaken by the Boosters this year to broaden the club's field of activities. However, this year marked the third time Boosters presented sweaters to senior football players. Robert E. Tudek is business manager of the club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 18, 1947 --- Reservations Due For EMO Banquet --- Reservations for the 34th annual banquet to be held by the EMO Class of the Glassport Baptist Church must be made with Mrs. David Thomas or Mrs. Beatrice Seifried tonight or tomorrow members were reminded.. Mrs. Seifried was appointed general chairman for the event to be held Friday at 6 p.m. in the G. C. Murphy Co. dining room, McKeesport. Others named to the affair include: Favors and Decorations - Mrs. Thelma Forbes, Mrs Betty Edge; program and entertainment -- Miss Mary Jane Easton, Mrs. Seifried; pianist -- Mrs. Forbes; toastmistress -- Mrs. Thomas; "heart sisters" -- Mrs. May Edge; invitations -- Mrs Gladys Robbins; reception -- Mrs. Ethel Hughes, Ms May Edge and Mrs. Delphia Howard. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 18, 1947 --- Lenten Events Set At Church --- Lenten season at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will open tomorrow with the traditional blessing and distribution of ashes the Rev. W. A. O'Hara announced.. Ashes will be blessed and distributed following the 8 a.m. mass. School children may receive ashes after school at 3:30 p.m. and adults at 7:30 p.m.. Lenten services will be held Sunday, Wednesday and Friday nights until Easter. The usual Holy Hour, previously held Thursday nights, will be conducted every Wednesday this year.. Friday's service will consist of Stations of the Cross. A special service for school children will be held at 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Sunday night services will include the Rosary, a sermon by a visiting priest, and benediction. The Rev. Albert Gladis will assist in the special service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 18, 1947 --- Sewing Club Meets --- Members of Hilltop Sewing Club will meet tonight at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs Mae Byard, 1033 Vermont Ave. Mrs. Cecelia Hays will preside at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1947 --- Streets Are Closed For Sledriding Here --- Vermont Ave. and Harrison St. will be closed to traffic to permit children to sledride in safety, Police Chief Clarence Urbanski announced today.. Police will be in charge of barricading the streets which will be closed to motor traffic from 3:30 p.m. until the curfew at 9 o'clock. Streets affected are Vermont Ave. between Eighth St. and Broadway, and the entire length of Harrison St. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1947 --- Group to Plan New Building --- Plans for a new building to be constructed by Sons of Italy Lodge of America, No. 941, will be presented to the building committee at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 4.. Thomas Gabrielli, of Pleasant hills, was recently appointed architect by the committee. The appointment was later approved by members of the lodge.. Tentative plans for the new hall include a two-story structure and basement. Estimated cost of the building, to be located at Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave., is $60,000.. Officers and committee members are: Frank Molinaro, president; Thomas Reynolds, vice president; Fiore DeJulius, secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth Truby, treasurer, Dominic Borelli, lodge president, Orlando Laudadio, club president; Louis Martino, Joseph Gattone, Frank Capuzzi, Vincent Spagnole, Ignazio Sinatra, Nick Sebastian, Philip Economos, Tony Larcinese, Mike Pantalos, Nick Saire, James Iacone, N. Bonadio.. This committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the present club rooms, 423 Monongahela Ave. Plans are later submitted for lodge approval. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1947 --- Aerie Plans Dance Events --- William Katie will be master of ceremonies at a dance for members and families of Glassport Aerie 1185, F. O. Eagles, Sunday at 10 p.m.. Music for dancing will be provided by an orchestra. A floor show is scheduled for midnight at the hall. Trustees are in charge of arrangements for weekly dances.. Glassport team of the Inter-Aerie Bowling League will oppose the team from Somerset in a match Sunday afternoon. The borough team will roll at home in Morrow's Alleys.. A regular Eagles meet will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the hall. John Bean will preside.. Aerie members are now completing plans for a "Screwball Night" program and dance slated at the hall Saturday, March 1, from 9 p.m. until midnight. Music and entertainment will be in charge of a district trio. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1947 --- Local to Meet --- Copperweld Local 1407, United Steelworkers of America, will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the Reliance Hose Co. President Steve Pollier will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Lodge Elects New Officers --- Thomas Reynolds was nemed to serve a two-year term as president of the Sons of Italy Lodge of America, No. 941, at election of officers held yesterday in the American Legion Hall, Monongahela Ave.. Also elected to serve from June, 1947, to June, 1949, were: Vice President, Anthony D'Angelo; executive vice president, Dominic Borelli; orator, Nick Borrelli; correspondent secretary, Fiore DeJulius; financial secretary, John D'Angelo; treasurer, Nick Sebastian.. Trustees -- Joseph DiEnno, Frank Capuzzi, Anthony Larcinese, Philip Economos, Michael Pantalis; master of ceremony -- Orlando Laudadio, Frank Natale; guard, Daniel D'Agustino; delegates to the convention -- Nick Borrelli, Orlando Laudadio. The convention is scheduled to open next August at New Castle.. Installation of officers will be held in May. Refreshments were served following the meeting at which Dominic Borelli presided. Club officers were in charge of refreshments.. Members of the club committee are slated to meet tonight at 7:30 in the club rooms, 423 Monongahela Ave. Mr. Laudadio will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Girl Is Injured While Sledriding --- Borough children were urged today by Police Chief Clarence Urbanski to sled ride only in those streets closed to motor traffic during specified hours.. The plea was issued following a sledriding accident yesterday evening when a five-year-old girl suffered a cut chin and a possible fractured nose when she collided with a moving automobile at Eighth St. and Indiana Ave.. The girl, Jeannenette Larmer, 822 Indiana Ave., was sledding down Eighth St., when the incident occurred. She was taken for medical treatment by the driver of the car, Edward Piekut, 739 Delaware Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Sports Lodge Heads Hold Special Meet --- Officers of the Buck Fever Lodge met yesterday in PNA Hall to complete business for the past year. Books were balanced and audited and a report will be made at the next scheduled meeting of the group scheduled in March.. Present at the session were President Clarence Urbanski, Secretary Charles Zeleznik, Treasurer, John Sherbine and recording secretary Vincent Faix. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Surprise Package Party Is Planned --- Mrs. Lila Aiken will lead devotions at a meeting of the Women's Society of Christian Service Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Glassport Methodist Church.. In charge of the missionary talk to be given at the meeting is Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. Mrs. Edna Kass will preside at the business session.. A social hour will be featured by a "surprise package" party. Each member is to bring packages she received in response to cards mailed. Those present at the meeting will purchase the packages brought by the members. Chairman for the event is Mrs. Mae Adams.. On the hostess committee are Mrs. Mae Byard, Mrs Grace Bowen, Mrs. Helen Deremer and Mrs. John Gardner. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Ice Skating Begins In Borough Tonight --- Ice skating will be held at the Ninth St. grounds as part of the community betterment program. Glassport residents were informed today.. Workers placed railroad ties to be used as a backstop while freezing the water and later as seats for the skaters. Both borough fire companies are to alternate spraying the grounds Firemen of the Reliance Hose Company No. 2 were in charge today.. Skating is slated to begin tonight and all residents may attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Legionnaire Given Honorary Membership --- Ben Miller, a member of the Glassport American Legion, Post 443, and a county delegate for that group, was taken into the membership of the Forty and Eight, an honorary Legion group, at ceremonies Saturday night at Wiggands Hall, Northside, Pittsburgh.. Membership in the post, organized within the American Legion, is by invitation to those who have aided local posts through working with members. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Personal --- Miss Mary Mustatia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mustatia, 425 Monongahela Ave., has left for Itaca, N. Y., where she will study for a master's degree in science at Cornell University. Miss Mustatia was graduated last week from Slippery Rock State Teachers' College. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 24, 1947 --- Text Books Required --- Ninth and tenth grade students who are attending Protestant religious instruction classes at the Junior-Senior High School were reminded to bring their text books to class tomorrow at 11:02 a.m. Instructor of the group is the Rev. Dwight Townsend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Soldier Attending School in Germany --- Pvt. Phillip Pollick is now attending a school for maintenance drivers at Frankfurt, Germany, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Pollick, of 918 Delaware Avenue, announced today.. The soldier, who enlisted in December, 1946, for a three year term, was stationed at Baltimore, Md., Fort Bragg, N.C. and New Jersey before he was shipped overseas. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Cottage Prayer Services Listed --- A series of cottage prayer services in preparation for a week of revivals for members of the Glassport Baptist Church was announced today by the Rev. Frank S. Edge, pastor.. Places for the services, which will all begin at 7:45 p.m., were listed as follows: Monday -- home of Mr. and Mrs. V. Weber, 323 Ohio Ave.; Tuesday -- home of Mr. and Mrs Andrew Edding, 542 Ohio Ave.; Wednesday -- mid-week prayer and praise service at the church; Thursday -- home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Squibb, 535 Monongahela Ave.; Friday -- home of Mr. and Mrs. William Sommerville, Hemlock Way.. All members of the church may attend the services. A church business meeting will follow the Wednesday session at the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Legion Event Slated in May --- Plans for a "GI Revue" to be sponsored by the Glassport American Legion, Post 443, May 1,2 and 3 in the auditorium of the Junior-Senior High School were discussed at a meeting of the committee yesterday in Legion Hall.. Chairman Norman Papernick presided at the session, at which, it was announced that the show will have an all-male cast composed entirely of veterans. Ted Lamb was present at the meeting and was made technical advisor to the show.. Also present were Commander Charles A. Shoaf, Jack Sherbine, Gene Popa, George Havlick, Al Stevens, Bill Kulik, Charles Cope Jr., William Bradley, Fred Clague, Frank DiJulius, Michael Govala, Chester Paskiewicz, Henry Larini, Frank Karnash.. A tentative outline for the program will be completed at the next meeting of the group Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the post home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- 49 Disease Cases Listed in Borough --- Contagious disease cases in Glassport took a sharp rise during February, when a total of 49 cases were reported to the Borough Sanitarian Irene Kass.. Measles took the lead with 38 persons contracting the disease. Other totals were: chicken pox, three; mumps, four; whooping cough, four. Residents were reminded that although these diseases are no longer considered quarantinable by the state, they must be reported to the sanatarian. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Theater Party, Class Dinner Set Tomorrow --- Annualbanquet of the Friendship Bible Class of the Glassport Methodist Church will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the G. C. Murphy Co. dining room, McKeesport.. Decorations and other arrangements for the event are in charge of the class officers. Mrs. Evelyn Breen is president of the organization. A theater party has been scheduled to follow the dinner. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Directors to Meet --- Frank Rommel will preside at a meeting of the Glassport School Board directors tonight at 8 o'clock in the office at the Junior-Senior High School. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 3, 1947 --- Benefit Magic Show Planned --- "Magic Follies of Tomorrow, " a three-act musical, magical and variety show, will be presented by Swoger, the magician, Friday in the Junior-Senior High School auditorium.. The show, to be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. will be sponsored by the Glassport School District for the benefit of the elementary school library fund.. Noting that this is the first show of its type to appear in the borough, Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser urged all residents of the community to cooperate in making it a success. Special rates have been set for children.. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at the high school, first, Second and Third Ward grade schools, from any student, and at several business establishments.. The magician who directed for the Special Service Division during the war and presented shows for GI's in the states and in the Pacific Area had a Jap scout shot down onto the stage before him when he was performing in the Philippines. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 10, 1947 --- Y-Teen Group Names Speaker--- Miss Sara Smith, nurse at McKeesport Hospital, will be a guest speaker at a meeting of the Glassport Y-Teen Club tonight at 7:30 in the library of the Junior-Senior High School.. A musical program has been planned for the evening by Dawn Smith, music chairman. The program will include two selections by a high school vocal group including Florence DeBattista, Sylvia Geracitano, Donna Sample, Louise Stipa and Lois Reed.. The girls will sing "Girl of My Dreams" and "Heart and Soul." Vocal solos by Miss Reed will include "One Kiss" and "Bubbling Bubbles." A worship program has been arranged in charge of Miss Ida Mae Prettyman.. During the business session at which Miss Geracitano will preside, programs outlining club activities for the remainder of the year will be distributed to members.. Another guest at the meeting will be Miss Dorothy Wolfe, director of the Y-Teen work in the McKeesport area. Faculty sponsors of the Glassport Group are Miss Lois Carpenter and Miss Helen Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1947 --- Chairman Sets Plans to Mark Wildlife Week --- Plans for observing National Wildlife Restoration Week at the community library in Second Ward School from March 16 to 22 were announced today by Mrs. Angus Hanley, library chairman appointed by the Glassport Woman's Club, sponsor of the project.. Mrs. Hanley stated that the week was proclaimed by the late President Roosevelt, who realized the need for greater protection and management of wildlife to insure an adequate supply of fish and game. She added that the Game Commission has prepared sets of four 26x30 colored bird charts picturing winter and summer birds, game birds and birds of prey.. The Woman's Club library committee has purchased three sets of these charts to be placed on display in halls at First, Second and Third Ward Schools. Children of the schools are to write essays on birds, and the child in each school writing what is judged to be the best essay will be presented with that school's bird charts.. Essays must be turned in by March 22 and winners will be judged by teachers. Prizes will be awarded by three school principals -- Miss Gwen Hough, Miss Mildred Snyder and Mrs. Christy Hodgson. The set of charts purchased for the Second Ward School will be on display in the library on Friday, March 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 and from 7 to 9 p.m..Mrs. Hanley announced that reference books with some bird information will be available for students during the hours the library is open tomorrow. Librarians during the afternoon session from 3:30 to 5:30 will be Mrs. john Scherer and Mrs. Samuel dudley. working from 7 to 9 p.m. will be Mrs. Otto Dahlin and Mrs. Henry Klob. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1947 --- Pastor's Class Lists Session at Church --- Talks on the "Christian Way of Life" will be continued at a meeting of the Pastor's Class tonight at 8 o'clock in the St. John Lutheran Church.. The Rev. Albert E. Speck conducts the class, which consists of adults wishing to unite with the church during a special service on April 3. Instruction will continue each Thursday until Holy Week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1947 --- Health Board Change Noted --- The resignation of Miss Irene Kollar as secretary of Glassport Board of Health was accepted by Councilmen at a regular meeting.. Upon recommendation of Dr. Thomas Richards, president, and other members of the Board, Joseph Kollar, Vermont Ave., a brother of the retiring secretary, was appointed to fill the vacancy.. A report made by Councilman Felix Repine, chairman of the Sanitation Committee, noted that an extra helper was added by the Sanitation Department during snowy weather to keep up the garbage collection schedule.. Mr. Repine was authorized to confer with Councilman Joseph Zebak, chairman of the street committee, on the possibility of transferring one of the borough's employees into a different department.. A street committee report stated that road construction work the past moth was delayed because of bad weather. All streets were ashed and intersections cleared of snow and ice, the report continued. Councilman John Kollar, who had been appointed at a previous meeting to investigate the erection of street markers in the borough, reported that he had received some price lists, but did not wish to make a recommendation until additional information is received. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 13, 1947 --- Drive Total Listed Here --- A total of $2195.68 was collected in Glassport for the Infantile Paralysis Fund Drive, Mrs. Samuel A. Weiss, local chairman, announced. The total represents a complete report of all activities sponsored in the borough.. A check for the amount has been sent to Mrs. eleanor Kane, Allegheny County chairman. A percentage of the total will be placed in a special fund to be used in case of a polio outbreak in Glassport. Separate items for the drive were listed as follows:.. Boxes in local business establishments -- $116.33; Public schools -- $56.24; Holy Cross School -- $7.93; first tag day -- $90.08; second tag day -- $136.50; third tag day -- $143.36; theater collection -- $22.31; private donations -- $1319.88; benefit basketball game -- $306.54.. Mrs. Weis today expressed her appreciation to all volunteer workers who assisted in the drive and to individuals who responded to letters sent by the March of Dimes committee.. Aiding Mrs. Weiss in the drive were Stephen Zurenda, who made arrangements for the benefit basketball game, and Mrs. Irene Kass, publicity chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 14, 1947 --- School Seeks Correct List --- A complete and correct list of Glassport High School graduates who were killed during World War II is being compiled for a memorial plaque to be placed in the corridor of the Junior-Senior High School. Principal Roy M. Hickes announced.. A few corrections have been made since the first record was listed, and additional names to be added and errors in names and dates to be corrected must be completed by Monday at 3:30 p.m. Persons having additional information are to contact Mr. Hickes at the high school office., The revised list includes the names and addresses of 25 veterans, was given as follows: Robert D. Cairns, 1940; Alex Carapella, 1941; Kelsel C. Close, 1931; Jerry Cohen, 1942; Francis Conley, , 1944; Andrew H. Dean, 1941; George T. Dolnack, 1939; James A. Duncan, 1937; Charles H. Freyer, 1938; Joseph Ghetian, 1942; Richard Grace, 1941; John Heath, 1931.. John Hrehocik, 1943; Andrew Hudak, 1937; John Karnash, 1932; Rudolph Knezevich, 1944; John J. Kwolek, Jr., 1940; Donald S. McMullen, 1939; Jack L. March, 1938; Phillip Milligan, 1937; Kenneth J. Null, 1936; Daniel G. O'Connell, 1939; Robert J. Sharp, 1937; Nick Sherman, 1936; Michael Zebak, 1933. Source: McKeesport Daily News. For more information and pictures click here.

March 14, 1947 --- Sunday School Night Observed at Service --- Sunday School night will be observed at a special service slated today at 7:45 p.m. in the Glassport Baptist church, the Rev. Frank S. Edge, pastor, announced.. The Rev. Susan Gouker, Pittsburgh, is speaker for the series of revival services which will conclude with a session Sunday night. Anyone may attend the services. Organ selections are played by the church organist, Miss Margaret VanNatta, nightly from 7:30 to 7:45. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 14, 1947 --- Member Honored By Orchid Club --- A St. Patrick's Day party marking the birthday of Mrs. Vera Ackerman was held when members of the Orchid Club met last night at the home of Mrs. Katherine Case, 320 Monongahela Ave., Otto.. Birthday cards and gifts were presented to Mrs. Ackerman who was honored with a handkerchief shower.. Following a business meeting of the group, a social time was held and refreshments were served by the hostess, Mrs. Case. Guests at the event included Betty Castor and Dorothy Wackerlie.. The next club meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 21, at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Lostetter, 134 Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 21, 1947 --- Legion Marks Anniversary --- In observance of the American Legion's 28th anniversary, a special program was presented last night by members of Glassport Post 443, American Legion.. Two-hours of movies were shown to 100 members and guests of the post. Movies shown included, "To the Shores of Iwo Jima," The Story of Big Ben," "Operations Crossroads-Bikini," and "Prelude to Victory." .. Pictures were shown by personnel of the Naval Reserve Seventh Battalion, McKeesport, including Storekeeper First Class James Giles and Radioman First Class Jack Bowers. Lieut. W. P. Miller of the Seventh Battalion was responsible for securing the movies for the program.. A plaque mounted with 28 silver dollars was presented to the post by Legion Auxiliary President Marie Cothery. The presentation was made in observance of the Legion's 28th anniversary. Mrs. cothery said the money on the plaque was to be used for the post's building fund.. Remarks were made by Burgess Robert Shaw, Justice of the Peace Frank Murta, William J. McIlvane, executive vice president of the Copperweld Steel Co. and Dr. Richard Weigler, post member.. Post Commander C. J. Shoaf reported that on Saturday the deed will be received for the two lots recently purchased for the purpose of building a new post home.. Lunch was served at the close of the evening by the Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Lemore Stevens was chairman of the committee. Her aids included Mrs. Irene Duncan, Mrs. Duralia Broskovic, Mrs. Ruth Shoaf, Mrs. Mary Pavol, Mrs. Esther DeJulius, Mrs. Evelyn Stevens, Mrs. Mary Sudy, Mrs. Margaret Buchin, Mrs. Virginia Pavol, Mrs. Mary Catherine DiJiacomo and Mrs. Jane Jakino. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 21, 1947 --- Young Adult Class Sets Entertainment --- Plans for entertainment are underway by the Young Adult Group of the Methodist Church which will meet March 29 in the church basement.. The meeting will be called to order at 8:30 p.m. by the president , Mrs. Vivian Volker. A cabinet meeting of the group will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mrs. Volker's home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 21, 1947 --- Pastors Plan Union Service --- A union three-hour church service is planned by the Glassport Ministerial Assn. for Good Friday, April 4. The union service from noon until 3 p.m. will be held in the Methodist Church.. A 15-minute devotional period will open the service, followed by the singing of a hymn, scripture reading and prayers. Theme for the service is "The Seven Last Words from the Cross." Seven pastors of the Ministerium will be responsible for explaining each of the seven words.. A choir composed of members from all Glassport church choirs will be heard. All borough Protestants are being encouraged to attend the union service. The program will be so arranged that church goers may attend the entire service or leave when they wish.. Programs will be printed and distributed to people at the door of the church so that those arriving for a certain part of the service will be able to follow the service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 21, 1947 --- Baseball Program Scheduled for Men --- A community father and son baseball program will be held in the Glassport High School auditorium next Thursday.. The program will open at 8:30 p.m. and may be attended by the men interested. Guests scheduled to attend the program include Harold (Pie) Trainor, "Rosie" Rosewell and other well known men in the baseball world. Baseball movies will be shown. The Glassport Lions Club is sponsoring the program and Frank Porto is chairman of arrangements. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 27, 1947 --- Seniors to Graduate At Events Tomorrow --- A class a 120 graduates will be presented with diplomas and annual commencement exercises scheduled tomorrow at 8:30 PM in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school.. The graduating class, one of the largest in several years, includes 98 seniors and 22 veterans who have met high school requirements under provision of the state law for ex-servicemen.. Students Speakers Named.. Named as students speakers to discuss "Youth Looks to the Future" were three girls and a boy who will be graduated magna cum laude. Speakers and their topics will be: Roberta Bloom, "Factors That Lead to Success;" Ruth Alpern, "The Menace of Crime;" Edna Mort, "Responsibility to Democracy;" Herbert Katz, "International Challenge.". Main address of the evening will be presented by Dr. J. S. Snoke, assistance superintendent of Allegheny County schools. He will talk on "Essential Qualities for Success in an Age of Rapid Change." "Be True to the Great Loyalties" will be the subject of a talk by Melvin J. Naser.. Special music will include several selections by the senior sextet, directed by Louis Scarci. Introduction will be Carl Zeik, president of this year's class.. Rommel on Program.. presentation of the class of 1947 will be in charge of Roy M. Hickes, high school principal. Diplomas will be awarded by Frank D. Rommel, president of the school board.. Processional and recessional will be by the graduates and the high school Orchestra directed by Arthur Quadraccia. Invocation and benediction will be pronounced by the the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, pastor of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church.. Other 1947 class officers include: Ralph Dudley, vice president; Edna Mort, Secretary;Theresa Kazmierowski, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 27, 1947 --- Legion Lists Memorial Day Plans --- Two more American legion posts of the district will show colors and have a marching representation in the Glassport Memorial Day parade, according to were received by Ben Miller, parade chairman.. Added to the five posts already participating were Henry C. Williams Post 666 of McKeesport with Frank Worrell as commander and Clairton James Royster Post 817, commanded by Elwood Stewart.. All borough children of school age were reminded of the bicycle parade to be sponsored by the Glassport American Legion, Post 443 as part of the day's celebration. Prizes will be awarded to boys and girls with best decorated bicycles.. The procession is scheduled to format the high school and to move down to Ohio Ave. at 1 PM. those participating will proceed to Harrison Street, down Harrison to Monongahela Avenue, up Monongahela Avenue to the Ninth St. ballgrounds. A "no parking" ban will be enforced along the parade route on Memorial Day and firemen of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 and Reliance hose Co. No. 2 will assist local police in directing traffic.. All veterans are to participate in the parade. Frank L. Tacik, president of the Polish National Alliance Group 750, announced that his organization will decorate a float and have a large marching representation. Members are two defeated with a party at the hall following the parade. A weight-lifting demonstration will be staged in charge of Andrew Rusnak at Ninth St. after the parade. At 3 PM, a baseball game has been carded between the Glassport merchants and the McKeesport Hawks, both of The Daily News Baseball League. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 28, 1947 --- Success Described For 1947 Graduates --- "The present generation has seen history in the making and is now faced with changes in lives and attitudes of people," members of the 1947 graduating class were told at commencement exercises last night in the high school auditorium.. Giving the main address was Dr. J. S. Snoke, assistant county superintendent, who spoke on "Essential Qualities for Success in an Age of Rapid Change." In defining a successful person, Dr. Snoke said he is the one who "has done each year of work in a community; has lived well, laughed often and loved much; has left the world a better place then he found it.". Qualities Outlined.. According to the speaker, qualities for attaining success include: A progressive spirit, a dynamic spirit, practicality, good health, friendliness, co-operativeness, good character, and a spirit of idealism. Dr. Snoke was introduced by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser, who spoke on "Be True to the Great Loyalties of Life.". Noting that "loyalty is true allegiance to a high trust, Mr. Naser requested seniors to be loyal to the home, church, country, friends, work, education, heart, mind, righteousness, truth, justice and conscience. He concluded that all these loyalties are dependent upon the person's degree of loyalty to God.. Students speakers,magna cum laude graduates, discussed the following topics: Roberta Bloom, "Factors That Lead to Success;" Ruth Alpern, "The Menace of Crime;" Edna Mort, "Responsibility to Democracy;" Herbert Katz, "International Understanding.". Diplomas Presented.. Class members were presented by High School Principal Roy M. Hickes, and diplomas were awarded to the 98 seniors and 23 veterans completing high school requirements by School Board President Frank Rommel. Introduction was by Carl Zeik, class president.. Special school awards were presented by Mr. Hickes to Edna Mort, with a straight "A" average, for scholarship; Corrine Conley, activities and scholastic ability; and John Pratt, athletics. Selections sung by the senior sextet included "Deep in My Heart" and "I'll See You Again." The girls were accompanied by Dawn Smith.. Invocation and benediction were pronounced by the the Rev. Alexander Krajewski, pastor of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church. Processional and recessional were by the graduates and the high school orchestra directed by Ted Lamb. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 28, 1947 --- Summer Schedule Set for Library --- Community library maintained and operated in Second Ward School by the Glassport Woman's Club will not be opened tomorrow due to the Memorial Day holiday, Mrs. Angus Hanley, library chairman, announced.. Beginning with the next session and continuing through June, July and August, the summer schedule will be observed at the library. Afternoon hires from 3:30 to 5:30 will be discontinued.. Members of the club will serve as library and is from 7 to 9 PM each Friday. The library will be open Friday, June 6th, at 7 PM. Mrs. Hanley noted that book series purchased for boys and girls will be placed on the display tables as soon as they have been catalogued by the committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 23, 1947 --- Legion Women Attend Event --- Mrs. Gladys Clague was elected delegate to the annual convention to be held in Pittsburgh in August when Women's Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion, Post 443, met in special session last night in the Legion Hall.. Named alternates at the session were Mrs. Valeria Mustatia and Mrs. Mary Sudy. At a previous meeting, Mrs. Margaret McCusker and Mrs. Marie Cothery were elected delegates and Mrs. Mary Pavol, alternate.. All delegates and alternates are planning to attend the banquet to be held Thursday, Aug. 7, at the William Penn Hotel. Entire membership of the post and auxiliary may attend opening memorial exercises for the convention on Wednesday, Aug, 6, at Syria Mosque. A parade has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9.. Auziliary members wishing to attend convention sessions should contact the president, Mrs. Cothery. Mrs. Clague was appointed to serve on the banquet committee while Mrs. Cothery is on the badge committee for the convention. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 23, 1947 --- Teen Agers List Dance Chairman --- Teen Age Club of Glassport will sponsor dancing tonight from 8 to 11 o'clock in the gymnasium of the Junior-Senior High School.. Admittance will be restricted to members and membership cards should be presented at the door. Enrollment in the club is open to all Glassport residents from 14 to 18 years of age or to students enrolled in the ninth to twelfth grades of the borough high school.. Norma Hillegass, general chairman for the event, will be assisted by the following heads: Joan Janitor, door; Phyllis Grivna, music; Jack Fabry, chaperones; Theresa Schillaci, refreshments; and Dorothy Turney, cloakroom.. Chaperoning the dance will be Mr. and Mrs. U. R. LaBrosse and Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Williams. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 23, 1947 --- New Members Being Accepted Into Band --- Any borough resident playing a musical instrument is urged to enroll in the Glassport Community Band, according to a notice issued today by Ercile DeGeorgio, director of the organization.. Persons interested are to report at rehearsal tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Second Ward School. Practices are held every Thursday evening. No age limits have been set for membership. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 26, 1947 --- Club Members Set Audition for Minstrel --- First auditions for the second annual minstrel show to be sponsored by the Glassport Lions Club are scheduled for tonight at seven o'clock in the junior-senior high school auditorium.. Arrangements for the show, to be presented the first week in December, were outlined at a meetingof the general committee at which Angus Hanley, chairman, presided. Also on the committee are Robert Shaw, Harvey Kill Samuel Dudley, allen Dyer and John Murtha.. All students and club members with talent in singing, dancing or novelty numbers are to be at rehearsal. Persons who would like to be in the minstrel, but who cannot report tonight, are to contact a member of the general committee. Last year's endmen and members of Jeff Ray's orchestra are to report.. A list of additional committees for the December event was announced as follows: tickets--John Heidish, chairman, O. C. Evans, P Smith, Arthur Wilks, James Iacone, Anthony Wolf:; ushers -- Seward Gross, chairman, James Campbell, Joseph Witkowski, Roy Hickes, Alva Nowels; costumes--Mr. Hanley, Mr Dyer, Mr. Murtha.. Program--Ben Miller, chairman, Steve Orlando, William Katic, Charles anderson, William Tague, J. Jacobson, Frank Porto, William Jones, Dan Sherbine, Mr. Gross, Mr. Heidish, Mike Govola, the Rev. D. G. Townsend, Elwyn Williams, Mr. Iacone, J. Wilkes; publicity-- Mr. Jacobson, chairman, Mr. Williams, Mr. Miller, Mr Dudley; script-- Mr. Hanley and members of the general committee.. Prospective endmen include Mr. Dyer, Mr. Katie, Felix Repine, John Gozdanovic, Mr. Jacobson, J. Kollar, Mr. Wolf, Frank Kollar, Mr. Jones, Frank Makar, Mr. Tague, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Sherbine, Mr. Williams, Mr. Gross, s. Weiss, Jack Moffit, George Homison, Mr. Iacone, Mr. Kill and Dr. Jay Mervis.. Additional arrangements and a schedule of tryouts will be announced later by the committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1947 --- Membership Open in Library Here ---Community Library maintained and operated by the Glassport Women's Club in Second Ward School will be open tomorrow afternoon and evening for residents of the borough.. Club memebers who will serve as librarians include Mrs. Isabel Snyder and Mrs Mary Backus from 3:30 to 5:30, and Mrs. AdaLou Brown and Mrs. William Breen from 7 to 9.. Membership in the library is still open to Glassport residents ten years of age or older or persons enrolled in the fourth grade and above of borough schools.. Mrs. Angus Hanley, library chairman, announced that several new books for teenagers and adults are to be donated to the library and will be catalogued and placed on shelves as soon as they arrive. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1947 --- Costume Party Set for Mothers Club --- Members of the Glassport Mothers Club will be entertained at a Halloween party to be held Tuesday at 8 p. m. at the home of the president, Mrs Mary Kashner, 811 Monongahela Ave.. Those attending the event are to appear in costume. Each member is to pack her own lunch. A program of entertainmant has beenplanned to follow a short business session.Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1947 --- Lodge Plans Dance, Spaghetti Dinners --- Members, their families and social members of the Sons of Italy Lodge of America, No. 941, will be served spaghetti dinners tomorrow from 5:30 p. m. until midnight at the clubrooms, 423 Monongahela Ave.. Dancing will be held in the clubrooms, beginning at 11 p. m. Music will be by an orchestra. Arrangements are in charge of the club house committee.Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1947 --- Women Entertained at Masquerade Party --- A Halloween masquerade party was held for members of the Women's Auxiliary to citizen Hose Co. No. 1 last night at the Borough bldg.. Mrs. Mae Sebastian presided at a short business session following unmasking. In charge of arrangements for the party was Mrs. Rose Mash, social chairman. A covered dish supper followed the meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 31, 1947 --- First Service Set At Church --- First service at the new church erected by the Assembly of God congregation at Fifth St. and Ohio Ave., has been scheduled by the Rev. Andrew McDearmid, pastor, for Sunday at 10 a.m. visitors will be welcomed at the service.. The denomination broke ground for the new church last March, and most of the work on the building has been done by members. Cost of the church has been estimated at approximately $9200, including the price of the lot.. Much of the material used for the church, a one-story brick veneer structure, was obtained from a church in Maryland purchased by the congregation and dismantled and brought here by members.. Interior of the church, including installation Sunday School rooms in the basement, is expected to be completed in time for a dedication service on Sunday, Dec. 21.. Meetings were formerly held by the congregation in a building at 828 1/2 Indiana Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 3, 1947 --- Groups Named At Club Meet --- Two new members were added to the roster of the Glassport Sportsmen's Club at a shoot held by the group yesterday afternoon at the Patterson Plan. They are Joseph Kantor of Glassport and Martin Kantor Jr. of Oakdale.. Plans for future shoots were made at a meeting held at the home of Edward Algas with Howard Artle presiding. A turkey shoot was scheduled for Sunday Nov. 23. Appointed to a committee to arrange a new trap location were John Churay, Michael Skolski and Mr. Algas.. In charge of publicity will be Ernest Kantor and Andrew Rusnak. Henry Hart was named to obtain information necessary for the club to become affiliated with the Allegheny County Sportsmen's League. Selected to instruct beginners in trap shooting was Mr. Churay.. It was announced that the club charter will remain open for new members until the next shoot, slated Sunday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. on the Patterson property. Other members attending the shoot and meet were Frank Gibschaw, Andrew Homenik, Elmer Denny, Sol Dean, Ernest Lucot. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Events Planned By Young Adults --- Plans for future sessions were discussed at a meeting of the Young Adult Society Saturday night in the social room of the Methodist Church.. Mrs. Alice Finney presided at the session, at which a report setting up the laws and a constitution for the group was read and accepted. Chairman of the committee is the Rev. Dwight G. Townsend.. Next meeting to be held by the society will be a Sunday evening church service Nov. 16 at 7:45. A speaker will be announced later for the service. Plans were outlined for a covered dish dinner for members and families on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the church social room. There will be a Christmas gift exchange for all those attending.. Saturday night bowling sessions were discontinued by the group. Refreshments were served in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Voelker and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- District Governer to Attend Session --- District Governor R. Manning will be a guest at the Rotary Club tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel. Harry Grove will preside and program chairman for the evening is Lee Davis.. A board of directors meeting will follow the regular session at the home of Ray Hornfeck, Glassport. Rotarians will meet Clairton Rotarians in a bowling mathc carded tonight at 9 o'clock at Clairton Alleys. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Voters Cast Ballots For 11 Local Offices --- A total of 4778 Glassporters are eligible to vote in the municipal election to be conducted in the borough tomorrow, county Department of Elections figures showed.. Voting for 11 borough and 15 county offices will be by paper ballots and the eight polling places will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Only change listed in polling places since the Sept. 9 primary was in the First District of the Third Ward where voting tomorrow will be at the Reliance Fire Hall, 720 Monongahela Ave., instead of at rear of Philbert's store.. Figures Announced.. According to latest registration figures, totals were listed as follows: First Ward -- 267 Republicans, 507 Democrats, ten miscellaneous, totalling 784; Second Ward First District -- 170 Republicans, 223 Democrats, four micellaneous, totaling 397; Second district -- 186 Republicans, 415 Democrats, nine miscellaneous, total 610; Third District -- 130 Republicans, 593 Democrats, five micellaneous, totaling 728; Fourth District -- 106 Republicans, 432 Democrats, three miscellaneous, totaling 541.. Third Ward, First District -- 145 Republicans, 348 Democrats, eight miscellaneous, totaling 501; Second District -- 126 Republicans, 571 Democarats, eight miscellaneous, totaling 631..Candidates seeking borough offices will be listed on the ballot in the following order: School Director, six-year term (three to be elected) -- Robert R. Davis, Arthur C. Piper and Samuel Dudley, Republican and Carl P. Masch, Julius Slafka Jr. and J. L. Shaffer, Democrat; School director, two-year term -- Phillip Economos, Republican and George Fasiczka, Democrat; First Ward Councilman -- Theodore Decima, Republican and Felix G. Repine, Democrat; Second Ward councilman (two to be elected) Peter Saire and Andrew Lucas Jr., Republican and Thomas A. Reed and Nicholas G. Siudela, Democrat.. Other Candidates.. Third Ward Councilman -- Frank Wargo, Republican and Steve Zurenda, Democrat. Borough Auditor -- Leo C. Stearns, Republican and John A. Heidish, Democrat; Justice of the Peace (two to be elected) -- Frank Merta and Oliver Evans, Republican and Frank L. Tacik and Louis H. Jackson, Democrat.. County offices to be filled include one judge of superior Court, five judges of Common Pleas Court, two County Commisioners, one County Controller, one District Attorney, one County Treasurer, one Register of Wills, one Prothonatary, one Clerk of Courts and one Recorder of Deeds.. Glassporters, with other voters of the state, will also mark the ballot as to whether or not they favor proposed amendment to the the state constitiution No. 1-A, increasing the maximum amount of state debt to $50,000,000 to supply deficiencies of revenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Democrats Stage Campaign Rally --- A record of an improvment program carried out in the past ten years and a platform of future projects to be undertaken if their candidates are elected was presented to borough Democrats at a rally sponsored by the Polish-American Citizens Political Club last night at P. N. A. Hall.. Speaking for the present administration, Burgess Robert H. Shaw noted that new systems of garbage, ash and rubbish collections have been instituted, major street and sewer improvements completed and the bonded indebtedness of the borough decreased from $377,750 to $190,000. Plans for the future, he said, include building projects, bringing of new industries to the borough and additional street improvements.. Other Democratic candidates and incumbents participating in the rally were Councilmen John Kollar, Richard Buck, Joseph Zeback, Nicholas Siudela, Felix Repine, Thomas Reed; School directors James Murphy, Julius Slafka; Borough auditor John A. Heidish, Tax collector Joseph T. Witkowski, Justice of the Peace Nominees Louis H. Jackson and Frank L. Tacik, Judges Samuel A. Weiss and Henry Ellenbogen, Pittsburgh Mayor David L. Lawrence, Prothonotary David B. Roberts, Charles F. Dinan, John J. Exler and James Knox. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Program Committee Meets Here Tonight --- A special meeting of the program committee for the Lions club minstrel to be sponsored in December has been called by Chairman Ben Miller for tonight at 8 o'clock in the Borough Bldg.. On the committee are Steve Orlando, Carl Anderson, William Tague, Frank Porto, William Jones, William Katie, Daniel Sherbine, Seward Gross, John Heidish, Michael Govola, the Rev. D. G. Townsend, Elwyn Williams, Joseph Jacobson, Arthur Wilks and James Iacone. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- GOP Meet Carded --- All borough Republican candidates are to attend a final meeting of Republican committeemen and women in preparation for the election tonight at 8 o'clock in Eagles Hall, allegheny Av. Seward Gross, Republican chairman, will preside at the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Piper left the borough today for Niles, O., where they will attend the funeral of Mr. Piper's brother , F. B. Piper, who died yesterday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Lodge Holds Nomination --- Nomination of officers for 1948 marked a meeting of the Polish National Alliance, Group 750, yesterday afternoon in the P.N.A. Hall with Frank Tacik presiding.. Unopposed for the election carded Sunday, Dec. 7, are: Mr. Tacik, president; John Tudek, vice president; Nicholas Siudela, treasurer; Raymond Wawrzeniak, recording secretary; John Chalewski, guard.. Other nominees include Anthony Uziel and Steve Tudek, one to be elected financial secretary; John Trepanowski and Peter Mordecki Sr., one to be elected steward. Three of the following will be named trustees: Chester Jasionowski, Walter Szpanka, Stanley Mordecki, Ralph Tyszkiewicz and Joseph Nestor..Serving on the election board will be Stanley Tyszkiewicz, Stephen B. Marcus and Joseph Czula. At the business session, a vote of confidence was given members of the building committee who were authorized to proceed with plans for erection of a new hall. New rules, regulations and amendments proposed were accepted by club members. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Club Group to Meet --- Orlando Laudadio will preside at a meeting of the club committee of sons of Italy Lodge of America, No. 941, tonight at 7 o'clock in the clubrooms, 423 Monongahela Ave. Thomas Reynolds is lodge president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Board Postpones Meet --- A regular meeting of the Glassport School Board has been postponed from tonight until Monday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in the High School Office, President Julius Slafka announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 3, 1947 --- Church board Meets --- John S. Hart will preside at a meeting of the Lutheran Sunday School Board tonight at 8 o'clock in the St. John Lutheran church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 7, 1947 --- Cars Delayed By Landslide --- A slight delay in traffic along the Glassport-Elizabeth Rd. yesterday was clue to a landslide on a portion of the road above the Clairton Bridge. State Highway Department officials reported.. Approximately 50 cubic yards of rock and earth fell on the highway during the slide, which is believed to have been caused by recent rain and thaws undermining rocks where they were exposed to the surface when the road was cut.. One-way traffic was maintained following the slide which occurred about 3 a. m. The Highway Department immediately sent a crane to the slide area and most of the debris was cleared off yesterday. However, employees were working there today removing more rocks from the roadside to form a broader shoulder to prevent the possibility of the highway's being covered in case of a future slide.. The state was authorized to take over maintenance of the road at the December Council session. Roadway affected extends from Wall St. to the borough line, a distance of .45 mile.. State officials noted that yesterday's slide was the largest of several reported in the county in recent days. They added that, slides, expected during spring months, had been caused by mild weather and rains. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 7, 1947 --- Local Writer Given Award