Glassport, Pennsylvania

Historical Tidbits

From 1950 to the Present


This page contains bits and pieces of Glassport history taken from various sources. All of the sources are referenced. Sources can be newspapers, magazines, books and even oral history. The page is organized by date, from earliest to latest.

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August 11, 1964, Page 5 'Curb All Spending,' Councilmen Urged Departments of Council last night were urged to "watch all spending." Councilmen agreed that in order to satisfy the constant demands of borough residents for improvements, that's all they can do - "watch, as they spend." Councilman Nicholas G. Siudela, chairman of the finance committee, stressed spending must be "shut down now: and the problems of each committee must be studied to see where they are headed financially. "We not only have to cut extras, we must cut necessities if we want to clean up current certificates of indebtedness before we borrow new ones,": Mr. Siudela said. He pointed out the street committee is the hardest hit and has only $13,000 left in the budget with five months more to go. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1964, Page 14 Council Stands Firm; Parking Lot 'Out' Borough Council is standing firm on its decision to refuse a request of two local businessmen to improve a portion of Allegheny Ave. and pave a parking lot for a proposed shopping center. Council turned down the proposal because of lack of money for additional road improvements and because borough money cannot legally be used for a private enterprise such as paving a shopping center parking lot, President Dominic Borelli said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.


February 2, 1950 --- Legion to Name Finance Officer --- Nominations for a finance officer to replace Joseph Salzman, who resigned recently, will be accepted during tonight's regular meeting of the American Legion, Post 443, in the post home at 8:30. Commander Felix Zyra will preside.. Further plans for the second annual teachers' banquet to be held at the Mazur hotel Feb . 21 will also be discussed, according: to Norman Papernick, banquet chairman.. Today is the last opportunity for legionnaires to obtain reservations for the affair, he pointed out. Tickets have been on sale to the public since yesterday. Only a few remain, Mr. Papernick said.. All organizations not intending to make use of the 10 tickets enclosed in their invitations to attend the banquet are asked to return them to the Legion as soon as possible. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1950 --- Y-Teens Propose Valentine Dance --- Glassport high Y-Teens have scheduled a "heart Hop" Saturday, Feb. 11 in the junior-senior high school gymnasium.. Larry Queen and his orchestra from McKeesport will provide music for the affair which is to get underway at 8:30 p. m. and continue until 11. Girls will invite their dates to the affair, reversing the usual procedure.. Chairman of the hop is Frances Captain, with Bonnie Hubbard serving as her co-chairman. Velma Backstrom is chairman of the decorating committee with Shirley Backstrom directing the refreshment committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 2, 1950 --- Committee Named For Card Party --- Women of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 have revealed the names of those serving on their card party committee Friday, Feb. 17. Chairman of the affair is Mrs. Eleanor Kampas. Her aides are Mrs. Betty Martinko, Mrs. Helen Stash, Mrs. Ann Murphy, Mrs. Dorothy Leibel, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, Mrs. A. Gross, Mrs. Elizabeth Orlando and Mrs. Violet Tate.. The party will he held at 8 p. m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1950 --- Graduation Program Set For Seniors --- Commencement, the final step in the graduation of 110 Glassport High School seniors, is scheduled for tomorrow at 8:30 p. m. in the junior-senior high school auditorium.. Admission to the annual proram will be by tickets distributed to senior students for use by their families.. Student Speakers.. Student speakers this year include three magna cum laude graduates, who will have as their general theme "Optimism in a Pessimistic World." Each of the trio has maintained an "A" scholastic average since entrance into high school.. Ruth Lebowitz has as her topic "Confidence in a Free America." Rita Sherman will speak on "Atomic Energy-A New Front ier." "The Cold War We Are Winning" is to be discussed by Edward Petras.. Guest speaker for the evening is, Dr. I. C. Keller, English department head at the California State Teachers' College. His address is entitled "The Graduate's Most Puzzling Question.." Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of borough public schools, will also address the Class of 1950. His topic Is "On Your Way." Introducing the entire program will be Class President Roman Tudek.. To Present Diplomas.. Diplomas are to be presented the graduates by Joseph L Shaffer, president of the School Board, following the presentation of the class by Roy M. Hickes, high school principal. Musical selections have been planned by the girl's ensemble. The high school orchestra will also take part in the graduation.. The invocation and benediction are to be pronounced by the Rev. Harold E. Crosby, pastor of the local Assembly of God Church. Both the processional and recessional will include the graduates.. Other class officers for the term are Frank Zupi, vice president; Rita Sherman, secretary; and Daniel Schillaci, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1950 --- Legion Fetes Program Cast --- Cast of the American Legion sponsored variety show will be feted tonight by the veterans' organization in the post home.. Dancing has been scheduled from 8 to 11 p. m. to the music of Ralph Martino and his orchestra. Refreshments have been planned. Attire for the affair will be semi-formal.. Each cast member will be permitted one guest. Chaperoning the program are Mrs. Isabelle Carns, president of the Legion Auxiliary, and Norman Papernick, chairman of the show. At least 100 persons are expected to be present.. Parents wishing to attend the event have also been invited to do so.. Meanwhile, the post is completing plans for the cast's trip to veterans' and children's hospitals where it will present the show for patients. First stop on the schedule is Deshon where the program is to be telecast. Trips will also be made to Aspinwall, Pittsburgh and Leetsburg Children's Hospitals and Camp Easter Seal.. Approximately $250 was realized from the fourth annual show of its type, according to Mr. Papernick. All proceeds have been turned over to the hospitals. Trips have been set for next month. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1950 --- Rotarians Announce Plans for Programs --- Rotarians will be shown a film dealing with trees and houses today during their regular session in St. John's Lutheran Church. Dr. William E. Hodgson will preside.. Program chairman for the evening is John Fabry. Following the session, which will get under way at 6:15 p. m., will be a meeting of the new board of directors at the home of Sol Darling, 103 Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 23, 1950 --- Otto A. C. Meets --- A meeting of the Otto Athletic' Club has been called for today at 8 p. m. at 202 Monongahela Ave. President Jack Perry will preside. All members have been requested, to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Grid Training To Open Here --- Pre-season practice for Glassport High's Gladiators will get underway here Friday, Aug. 18, Coach Myron Ghetian revealed today.. Daily training programs have been arranged to prepare the boys for their ten game schedule which opens Friday, Sept. 8 at McKeesport. As yet, Mr. Ghetian pointed out, the squad has been assigned no practice field.. Prior to the opening of school Sept. 5, a day-long practice routine will be followed. Boys will report to the field at 8:30 a.m. and remain until 11:00 a.m. They are to report for afternoon practice from 2 to 4:30 p.m. After the opening of school, a two-hour daily schedule will be inaugurated.. An estimated 26-man team will be carried by the red and black gladiators this season. Only four regulars will be back.. Some new practice equipment has been purchased for the season, a few uniform replacements and some actual field equipment, Mr. Ghetian reported. Serving with him on the coaching staff will be Joseph Lapkowicz and William Hornfeck. Both men assisted last season.. It marks the first year since 1939 Glassport High has competed in Class B football. A decrease in attendance made it advisable for the school to drop to the lower class. However, the schedule retains such regulars as Clairton and McKeesport, both Class AA teams.. Boys interested in trying out for the team are to report to practice, the coach said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Local ROTC Man Completes Training --- A local ROTC student has completed the summer training program open to corps members, according to word received here from Major Clifford O. Bicking, special service officer to the group.. Cadet Melvin P. Kutcher of 141 Monongahela Ave. was among those taking part in the Air Force ROTC at Langley Air Force Base, Va. He completed his six weeks training period the close of last month.. Cadet Kutcher, a student at Duquesne University, was on of more than 700 Air Force cadets at the Virginia base. On graduation from college in June 1951, he will be a candidate for a commission as second lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Variety Show Cast Sets Last Practice --- Final rehearsal of the American Legion sponsored variety show has been scheduled Monday, Norman Papernick, director, announced today.. Persons reporting to Monday's practice will make the Sunday, Aug. 13, trip to Aspinwall Veteran's Hospital to present the variety program. It is the second such trip of the season for the cast. Their first show was performed for Deshon Hospital patients late in June and plans are now underway for a return trip to that hospital.. Additional cast members are not needed, Mr. Papernick said. The troupe of 40 will travel to the Hospital by chartered bus. A 6:30 to 8 p.m. show has been planned. The entertainers will then be divided into two groups to tour wards and entertain bedridden patients until 9 p.m.. More than 1000 packages of cigarets will be distributed at the institution by the performers. Funds for the trip were donated by local groups and Legionnaires. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Democrats Meet --- Local Democrats will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. Important business is to be discussed, according to Joseph T. Witkoski, chairman, who will preside at the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Report Planned --- Members of the reunion committee of the Glassport High School Class of 1935 will meet today at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Eleanor Macowsko Mayher, 323 Erie Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Class Meeting Set --- A meeting of the Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the Methodist Church has been called for tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church. Mystery sisters will be revealed and refreshments served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Midgets Adopt Full Routine --- Glassport's midget gridders have settled down to a full scale practice routine, Coach Regis Pater pointed out.. The remainder of this week, he said, the boys would concentrate on blocking, both shoulder and cross body. Next week, he continued emphasis will be placed on tackling. Assisting Mr. Pater in his coaching duties are Andy Kurta and Pete Milkovich.. The roster of 9 to 14 year olds, which originally contained more than 100 names, has now been cut to 50, the coach stated. An estimated 30 players will be kept on the squad for the eight game season.. All practice is carried on under supervision with the boys wearing full equipment, the coach emphasized. A purpose in organizing the local league was to cut down the number of injuries resulting every fall from sandlot football.. Results of the contest for naming the black and white team have not yet been revealed by the borough midget council. A $5 prize is to be awarded the person submitting the winning selection.. A county association meeting has been called for today at Braddock. It is expected that schedules, prepared by county directors, will be distributed (to) participating teams. Schedules and playing rules for the young gridders are organized on a county level.. No playing field has yet been assigned the group. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Legionnaires Set Regular Session --- Installation plans are scheduled for discussion tomorrow during the regular session of American Legion Post 443 in the post home at 8 p.m. Commander Felix Zyra will preside.. All members have been requested to attend and turn in either money or unsold tickets. A ticket report will be given at the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Street Department Continues Program --- Excess slag on Marie St. has been removed, street department chairman Steve Zurenda announced today.. Borough workmen took care of the task the beginning of thiss week, he explained, when the rented highlift was in the borough.. A clogged sewer on Lincoln Way is now open, he stated, and the draining recess surrounding it enlarged. The opening of Michigan Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Sts. is nearing completion, it was pointed out, and regular sewer and street cleaning programs are continuing.. Weeds have been cut her, according to Mr. Zurenda, in order to reduce pollen count during hay fever season. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1950 --- Plant League Standing Out --- The reclamation department of the Copperweld Steel Co. took the lead last week in the newly-organized softball league now underway at the plant.. Players won both of their scheduled games in the intradepartmental competition now going on between six of the departments and involving 105 men.. The rolling mill handed wire mill athletes a 14-5 defeat at their first meeting last week, while the testing department defeated ground rod workers 9-5. Shipping won over the rolling mill in its second match, 8-2, and ground rods suffered its second defeat at the hands of the wire mill team members by an 8-5 score.. Rolling mill men came back to hand ground rods their third defeat in the last scheduled game of the week by an 11-2 score.. Other standings show the rolling mill in second place with two wins and one loss, followed by a three way tie for for third place. Shipping, wire mill and testing have one win and one loss each to their credit. Ground rods is the last in line with no wins and three losses.. Outstanding players in the local league will be selected to represent Copperweld in its annual match with men of Reliance Steel Co. plant picnic day, Saturday, Aug. 19, at Kennywood Park.. Shipping and wire mill teams are meeting today at the Ninth St. ballgrounds with wire mill and testing slated to clash tomorrow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Lion's Fountain Nearly Ready --- The Lions Club's gift to borough residents, a circular stone fountain, will be completed within a day or two, according to Allen Dyer, building committee member.. First tests of the spraying apparatus and plumbing revealed two minor leaks yesterday, but they were repaired immediately. The last of the concrete covering the pool bottom was poured by workmen yesterday afternoon. The pool bottom will probably be colored green for reflection purposes, it was pointed out.. The concrete walk to extend around the fountain in Memorial Park will not be laid until following formal dedication services, it is believed. Former plans called for a Labor Day dedication ceremony, but club officials altered the schedule in order that residents may benefit from the gift this summer.. The grey stone structure measures 27 feet in diameter and is expected to shoot a spray of water 40 feet high. At night, multi-colored lights will play on the spray.. Raw material and construction were contributed by the Lions. The borough has promised to supply water and electricity. A pump house, located behind the park's hedges, provides for recirculation of the same water supply. Much of the construction was provided by Lions Club members who volunteered their services.. The service club is now planning a series of activities for similar borough betterment projects. Steve Orlando, chairman of the program, is assisted by Mr. Dyer and John Murtha. Robert Shaw is club president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Sodality to Meet --- A special meeting of the Young Ladies Sodality of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church has been called for today at 8:15 p.m. All members are to attend. Miss Jean Borokowski will preside at the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Baptists Schedule Picnic at Clairton --- Curch and Sunday School members of the Glassport Baptist Church have been invited to attend the church's annual picnic Saturday at Clairton Park.. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at Shelter No. 7, according to Mrs. Morris Seifried, outing chairman. Chartered buses are to leave the church at 1 p.m. and return to the borough at 9 p.m. Games and entertainment have been planned. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Local Boy Scouts At Summer Camp --- Seven district Boy Scouts of Troop 56 are taking part in the present encampment at Camp Alliquippa, Scoutmaster George Holloway revealed today.. The boys are living as a unit during their stay with all but two of the group registered for the two-week period. While at the camp the boys are working for advanced ratings.. Anthony Fratteroli, a first class scout, is attempting to earn additional merit badges, with Morris Decolati, Marvin Herren and James Holloway preparing for first class ratings. Francis Wawrzeniak, Dennis Marini and Leonard Kaufmann III are working for second class badges.. Mr. Holloway was present at the camp's first court of honor of the summer and expects to attend the final campfire Saturday, Aug. 12, when awards will be presented.. The troop has discontinued summer meetings, but will resume its regular weekly schedule Friday, Sept. 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Legionnaires Meet --- Legionnaires will meet today at 8 p.m. at the post home. Commander Felix Zyra is in charge of the session. A ticket report has been slated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Officer Vacations --- Sgt. Joseph Mawritz of the borough police force is now on vacation. He returns to duty Monday, Aug. 14. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Sportsmen Set Second Picnic --- Glassport Sportsmen have revealed plans for their second outing of the summer season Sunday at Piekut's Grove.. The affair, which is open to the public, will feature entertainment and dancing to the music of Pete Goebels and his orchestra. Refreshments will be served, it was stated.. Proceeds from the event will be added to the organization's building fund and used to complete the concrete block clubhouse now under construction at their Liberty Borough property. It is the first year the men have scheduled picnics.. General picnic chairman is John Dzvonick. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Denny, Mike Skalski and Chester Kantor are in charge of the refreshments. Assisting them are Frank Gribschaw, Joseph Kantor, Ernest Kantor and Howard Artle.. Ticket sales are being directed by Eddie Kantor and Henry Hart, while John Vehec and Jerome Kantor are in charge of parking at the grounds.. If outing proceeds are sufficient, a club spoksman explained, the men may begin construction of their second trap shelter. The club now owns one all-concrete automatic trap house on its 22-acre property. The shelter has been in use about a year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Party to Assemble --- Members of the borough's Democratic Party will meet in the Borough Bldg. Party Chairman Joseph T. Witkowski will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Session Slated --- Mon Valley Lodge 147, IOOF, will meet today at 8 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave. Noble Grand Edward Kirkwood will be in charge of the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Painting Cleaning Revealed at School --- Reconditioning at the Glassport High School, in addition to general cleaning, has been revealed.. New paint has been added to the library, main offices and the boy's shower room and paint in all the restrooms has been cleaned. Cleaning and repair of the district's elementary schools is also continuing. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Auxiliary Assists With Plant Picnic --- Refreshments will be served by the women of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 at the annual Copperweld Steel Co. employees' picnic Saturday, it was announced today.. Employees, their families and guests will be treated to ice cream and coffee. Refreshment tickets are being distributed through department supervisors. The departmental leaders are also taking charge of transportation tickets.. Free bus service is being provided those registered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to Kennywood Park and from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the park.. Selection of the Copperweld AllStars, the softball team slated to meet tha Reliance Steel Co. at the ark athletic grounds at noon, has not yet been revealed. Employees are continuing daily intradepartmental contests at the Ninth St. grounds.. Games are scheduled for 2 p.m. for adults and children and afternoon dancing at the park pavilion is slated from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. It is the second outing planned by the company since 1945. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Piekut of Washington Blvd. are visiting friends in the Midwest. They will return to the borough by way of Niagra Falls. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Rehearsal Set --- A rehearsal of the Presbyterian Church choir has been called for today at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Class Reunion Plans Progress --- Tentative date for the reunion of Glassport High School's Class of 1935 has been set for early October.. The date was selected last night during the meeting of the reunion committee at the home of Mrs. Eleanor Macowsko Mayher, Erie Ave. Arrangements for a location for the event are now being completed and speakers selected.. Of the 75 members of the class addresses for all but three have been obtained, it was revealed. Cards with return portions attached to them containing reunion information will be mailed each member of the class in the near future.. In charge of the session were John Scherer and Mrs. Helen Shandor Sinchak, class secretary. Committee members are Miss Viola Lazin, Mrs. Helen Kohler Null, Mrs. Elvira Streza Cragnolin, Miss Olga Evans, Mrs. Mary Burke Farmerie, Anthony Iacone, George Streza, Paul Trunzo and John Mauritz. Another meeting has not been scheduled for the next two weeks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 3, 1950 --- Library Opens --- Volunteer workers tomorrow at the Women's Club community library at the Copperweld union headquarters are Miss Gwendolyn Hough, Mrs. Richard Buck and Miss Olivia Calder. The library will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- District Homes Near Completion --- Owners of the three Legion promoted homes in the borough are expected to move into the dwellings sometime this month, according to Norman Papernick, chairman of the Legion building committee.. Construction on the brick story and a half houses got underway early in the spring. One of the homes is completed at the present time, it was pointed out, while interior plastering on the other two dwellings must receive finishing touches.. All wiring and plumbing is finished and all exterior labor except landscaping has been completed. Owners themselves will take care of the latter task.. The three dwellings were started after impetus for more and better homes in the borough was created by the local American Legion Post. Owners were the first to register for new homes in a list of over 100 persons. All three obtained GI loans.. The homes face Michigan Ave. between Fifth and sixth Sts. All will hold three rooms downstairs with space for two additional rooms on the second floor.. Kitchens are completely built in, garages are integral and new and modern gas heating units have been installed. Adequate storage space is included in the plans. Each lot measures 37 1/2 by 110 feet. The homes cost $7900 each.. Several veterans have requested information on the erection of similar homes in the borough, No definite action has been taken, although plans for 20 more such homes were discussed earlier in the summer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Directors Name Reunion Leaders --- Committees for the reunion of Glassport High School's Class of 1935 have been revealed by directors.. Serving on the publicity committee are Mrs. Elvira Streza Cragnolin and Mrs. Catherine Cohen Zeik. dinner committee members are Miss Viola Lazin and Anthony Iacone.. Mrs. Helen Kohler Null and John Scherer are in charge of entertainment plans, with Mrs. Eleanor Macowsko Mayer directing decorations and favors. Class history and legend is being supervised by Mrs. Helen Shandor Sinchak and Mrs. Cragnolin.. Date and place of the reunion will be set when all members of the class are contacted. Cards and questionnaires are now being mailed to the 73 known members.. The group is also planning the printing of souvenier programs to be distributed to the class members at the reunion. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Borough Attorney Attends Convention --- Atty. Harry E. Schauffler Jr. of 140 Ohio Ave. is attending a national convention of formal special agents of the Army's Counter Intelligence Corp.. Atty Schauffler left the borough early today for New York's Hotel commodore, site of the meetings today and tomorrow. Guest speakers will be General Mark Clark and Stephen Spingarn, special assistant to the President. Saturday has been proclaimed CIC Day by Mayor William O'Dwyer.. A former vice president of the corps and now serving on its board of directors, Mr. Schauffler expects to spend a few days in the Catskills following the convention. He will return to the borough Monday, Aug. 14. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Plans Completed For Church Outing --- Baptist Church and Sunday School members have planned their annual church outing tomorrow at Clairton Park.. Dinner has been scheduled for 6 p.m. at Shelter No. 7. Mrs. Morris Seifried is outing chairman. Chartered buses will leave the church at 1 p.m. and return at 9 p.m. Games and entertainment have been planned. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Softball Sessions Continue at Plant --- The third week of interdepartmental softball competition at the Copperweld Steel Co. gets underway at the Ninth St. ballgrounds Monday.. Rolling mill men will meet the reclaiming department again playing men of the ground rod team. The wire mill team meets the rolling mill Wednesday, with ground rods and testing meeting Thursday, Friday, rolling mill and shipping department men meet.. Two games have been scheduled Saturday, Aug. 12, ground rods vs the wire mill and the rolling mill versus ground rods. Tomorrow, shipping and ground rods and the rolling mill and testing will meet. The first game gets underway at 1 p.m. and the second at 3:30 p.m.. At the close of the first week of play the reclamation department ranked first in the league. Games are scheduled through Aug. 24 for the six participating departments. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Borough Resident Suffers Injuries --- A Glassport man was admitted to the McKeesport Hospital yesterday at 2:40 p.m. for injuries suffered when a furnace section dropped on his foot.. John Kaszewasky, 31, of 1022 Elm St. was ordered to the McKeesport Hospital by Dr. Francis Conlon, to whom he was taken for emergency treatment. Mr. Kaszewasky suffered contusions, lacerations and a possible fracture of the left foot when a section of the furnace on which he was working fell.. He was taken to McKeesport Hospital by the Glassport Ambulance.. Hospital authorities report on his condition as good today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Legion Members Plan Installation --- Tentative installation plans were discussed by borough Legionnaires last night during their regular session at the post home. Commander Felix Zyra presided.. Incoming officers will officially take their posts Friday, Aug. 25. As in the past, it is expected that the Legion auxiliary will install jointly with the men.. Stag night plans for Saturday, Aug. 12, have been postponed, a spokesman reported. No other date has been chosen for the program.. Service Officer William Bradley reported to ex-servicemen on veterans' housing and government loans. He advised them of loan possibilities for housing and businesses and the new conditions surrounding them. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Methodist Women Meet in Church --- Presiding at last night's meeting of the Hannah Henderson Bible Class in the Methodist Church was Mrs. Samuel Whirl, vice president.. Devotions were led by Mrs. Craven Hoge, who chose her theme from the 95'th Psalm. Mystery sisters were revealed and games were played. Mrs. Harvey E. Schauffler and Mrs. Susanna McQuaide were in charge of the luncheon.. The annual election of officers has been scheduled by the class at the regular session Thursday, Sept. 7. Mrs. S. Dean is in charge of devotions, with Mrs. Orville Orbin and Mrs. William Finney named as hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- Rehearsal Set --- Final rehearsal of the American Legion variety show cast has been called for Monday at 7 p.m. at the post home. All members are required to be present, those in charge said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 4, 1950 --- adv. LOST --- Sheaffer Fountain Pen Wednesday in Glassport. Finder please call 8-2655. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Rotary Host For Meeting --- Borough Rotarians will have their Clairton brothers as guests tomorrow at the weekly session.. The joint meeting has been scheduled for 6:15 p.m. at the Mazur Hotel. Guest speaker will be C. J. Milroth, a member of the local club, who directs public relations for the Greater Pittsburgh Milk Dealers Assn. His topic will concern the current dealers' request for increased milk prices.. President Sol Darling will preside at the first home session since taking office. The local club has been a guest of the the Clairton group the past two weeks.. The regular trip of the "Rotary Special," a bus transporting borough youngsters to the Clairton swimming pool, will be made tomorrow at 1:15 p.m.. Transportation is free to children 12 years of age or under who obtain tickets at any of the distribution points set up by the club. Runs will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout this month.. After leaving the high school the bus makes one stop at St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, Eighth St. and Ohio Ave. The return to the borough is made at about 5 p.m.. Harry Grove is chairman of the program.. Tickets may be picked up at Hornfeck's, Grove's, Megela's, King's and Neidermeyer's. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- School Directors To Meet Tonight --- School directors here will meet in the junior-senior high school offices today at 9 p.m. with Carl P. Masch presiding.. Scheduled for presentation to the Board is the audit for 1949-50 fiscal year, which closed June 30. Reports on the new stadium, school clean-up projects and general financial conditions will be heard. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Rehearsal Set --- Cast members of the American Legion -- sponsored variety show will stage a rehearsal today at 7 p.m. at the post home. They will travel on Sunday to Aspinwall Veterans' Hospital. All participants are requested to be present. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Democrats List Plans For Corn Roast Here --- Glassport Democrats today revealed plans for their annual corn roast and picnic.. Party Chairman Joseph T. Witkowski has been named to direct the outing, one of the outstanding events of the year for the local organization. Mrs. Irene Kass, party treasurer, will be assisted in her duties as publicity chairman, by Mrs. Regina Witkowski, borough secretary.. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3, at Piekut's Grove. Tickets will be solde by all members of the organization.. Workers Listed.. Committees are as follows: Tickets -- Joseph Shaffer, Thomas Reed, Louis Jackson, John Orenyak, James Thomas, George Goshio, Frank Tacik and Stephen Marcus.. Refreshments -- Mrs. Helen Kuzio and Mrs. Sadie Wolf, cochairmen, Miss Elizabeth Stinner, Miss Elizabeth Hester, Miss Gertrude Novak, Miss Ann Zurenda, Miss Clara Czarnecki, Mrs. Catherine Carneval, Mrs. Mary Novak, Mrs. Anna Wible, Mrs. Myrtle Hays, Mrs. Stella Mularski and Mrs. Gertrude Rommel.. Property -- Joseph Kuzio, chairman, Louis Reynolds, John Murin, Mike Wargo, Albert Gay, Michael Kurka, James Durr, John Robinson, William Krills, Charles Gelzheiser, Lewis Cross, Stanley Tyskiewicz, Pershing Pugh, Thomas Dzurko, Stephen Ejchost, Anthony Piotrowski, Stanley Mazurkiewicz, Anthony Kopczynski, George Kollar, Sam Stanzo, Paul Kulas, Henry Wible, John Lust, Charles Lust, Charles Hays, Andy Grimm, Joseph Geracitano, Arthur Salzman, Sam Whirl, Mike Obranovich, John Bartko, and Alex Nedinsky.. Corn Group.. Corn -- Thomas Reed, chairman, James Thomas, O. Siudela, Edward Kollar, Edward Orenyak, Albert Stephens, Emil Orenyak, Frank Porto, Harvey Schauffler, Edward Smith, Chester Jesionowski, David Harlehy, Frank Topelski and C. Harold Skodol.. Ways and Means -- Steve Marcus, chairman, Robert Shaw, Mr. Witkowski, Clarence Urbanski, Mr. Jackson, John P. Hester, H. I. Hoffman, Charles Kurta, Nick Siudela, Robert Marcus, Mr. Tacik, Joseph Zebak, Steve Zurenda, John Sydeski, Mr. Kollar, Ralph Mularski, Richard Buck, Feliz Repine, Frank Rommel, George Fasiczka, Julius Slafka, Alva Nowels, Dr. Carl P. Masch, James Murphy and Walter Klimek. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Girl Celebrates Sixth Birthday --- Marking her sixth birthday yesterday was Carol Ann Katchmark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Katchmark, of First St. and Washington Blvd.. A party was held at the home of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sabolic, 1027 Indiana Ave. Attending were Judy Katchmark, Carol and James Worthy, Robert Sabolic, Richard Katchmark, Jo Ann Krofoger, Janice Dulina, Kenneth Rybka, Celine and Ruth Gniefkokski, Joseph Sopko, Catherine Kuzio, Rose Mary Smolchek, Mary Ellen Kokayko and William Sitko.. Mrs. Katchmark, Mrs. Andrew Dulina, Mrs. John Brabal, Mrs. Michael Sabolic Sr., Mrs. James Worthy and Miss Betty Sabolic served refreshments. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Industries Add Men to Payrolls --- Additional employees are being hired in two of the borough's three leading industries. Stepped-up orders are responsible for the increases, according to spokesmen for the concerns.. For the second time within the past two months, the Copperweld Steel Co. is hiring new workers. The number, John Scherer, personnel director revealed, will bring the total employed at the company back to near the 1948 peak post war level. At that time nearly 1200 persons were employed at the company. The Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. is continuing its program of gradual additions to the payroll, Personnel Manager S. J. Risacher reported. Over the past few months, the foundry, which at one time was operating at 50 percent of its top post-war capacity, has been adding workers to its ranks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Sportsmen's Event Termed 'Success' --- Glassport Sportsmen, aided by the weatherman, drew a record crowd for their second outing of the season yesterday, according to John Dzvonick, chairman.. Although proceeds from ticket sales have not been completely tallied, the chairman said, there is a possibility that sufficient funds were obtained for the men to complete the concrete block club house. It is now under construction on the Liberty Borough property, owned by the club.. Highlighting the event were free refreshments and dancing to the music of Pete Goebels and his orchestra. The outing, which was held at Piekut's Grove, was open to the public.. Assisting Mr. Dzvonick were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Denny, Mike Skalski, Chester Kantor, Frank Gribschaw, Joseph Kantor, Ernest Kantor, Howard Artle, Eddie Kantor, Henry Hart, John Vehec and Jerome Kantor. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Sodality Outing --- Girls and guests of the Holy Cross Sodality picnic yesterday in South Park numbered about 25. Miss Jean Korkowski, president of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church group, said a chartered bus transported picnickers to the site and each member provided her own lunch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Papernick, 802 Vermont Ave., have returned to their home, following a recent motor trip to Detroit They visited their daughters, Mrs. Harold Rubenstein and Mrs. Alfred Lindenbaum. Mrs. Lindenbaum returned to the borough with her parents for a week's visit. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Borough Veteran, Family Back Home --- A Glassport war veteran has returned home with his bride and child after spending 59 months in England, 43 of them as a civilian.. He is John Petrulak Jr., who is temporarily residing with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Petrulak Sr. 911 Vermont Ave.. Petrulak married the former Pearl Ball-Bourne, of Brentwood, England, while he was stationed in England with the Eighth Air Force in 1944.. He returned to the United States in December, 1945, after 16 months of service in England. Following his discharge, he returned to England and his wife in November, 1946, and remained there until the couple decided to make their permanent home in the United States.. Their lone child, a boy, was born last year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Meeting Cancelled --- Women of the Golden Hour Bible Class of the Methodist Church have been reminded of the cancellation of their regular business session tomorrow. However, next month's meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 12, will take place as scheduled. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Social Event Held By Baptist Church --- An estimeated 75 persons attended Saturday's Baptist Sunday School picnic at Clairton Park.. Dinner was served at 5:30 p.m., and prizes were awarded for games. Free soft drinks and ice cream were distributed to children. Table service, as well as dinner, was furnished by the Sunday School, according to Mrs. Morris Seifried, outing chairman. Mrs. Helen Weber was in charge of the dining room. Transportation was provided by chartered bus. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 7, 1950 --- Borough Musician Completes Training --- Miss Nina Lou Seifried, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Morris Seifried, 105 Monongahela Ave., has returned to her home after completing a six weeks summer music course at the Cincinnati Conservancy of Music.. Miss Seifried, who will be a senior at the Glassport High School maintained an A average throughout the training. She majored in voice and minored in piano. She plays clarinet in the school band. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Concern Names All-Star Team For Saturday --- Top softball players in Copperweld Steel Co.'s intradepartmental league have been named to the all-star team.. The team will represent the company Saturday in its annual game with men from Reliance Steel Co. at the Kennywood Park athletic grounds. The contest will highlight a day-long program of events during the local concern's outing.. Chosen for the company team were Anthony DeJulius, Charles Mihalko, John Mihaleik, Charles Dragos, V. Woods, Frank Lloyd, Robert Tasik, Nick Urbanski, Herbert Weslowski, Roger Grassi, John Uziel, Victor Trunzo, John Krol, Anthony Nestor, John Dyga, Frank Wasniak, A. Krajnak, Paul Razewski and Nick Cavalier.. Results of play among the six teams for the week of Aug. 6 place the rolling mill in first place with four wins and two losses. The spot was previously held by the reclamation department, now listed fifth with three wins and three losses.. Holding down second place is the ground rods department with three wins and three losses. Testing is listed third with a record of three wins and two losses. Shipping and reclamation rank fourth and fifth, both with three and three to their credit. Remaining in last place is the wire mill, credited with one win and five defeats.. Last Monday, ground rods defeated the reclamation department, 2-1, while the rolling mill defeated the reclamation department, 32-5, Tuesday. Wednesday's game was rained out and Thursday's match cancelled. Shipping was defeated, 2-1, by the rolling mill, Friday.. Saturday's double header added two wins to the rolling mill's record. In the first match they defeated shipping, 2-1, and in the second the rolling mill, 7-4.. Games are scheduled through Aug. 24. This is the fourth week of play for the league. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Exams Announced In Civil Service --- Examinations have been announced by the U. S. Civil Service Commissionfor architects at salaries from $3825 to $5400 a year and motion picture projectionists from $2650 to $3825 yearly.. The posts to be filled are located in various federal agencies in Washington, D. C. and vicinity. No written test will be given for the architectural examination To qualify, applicants must have completed a four year college course in architecture or have had four years of appropriate technical experience.. Applicants for motion picture projectionist must pass a written test and have had from one to four years' experience in operation, maintenance and repair of motion picture sound projection machines and equipment.. Further information and applications may be obtained from Phillip Maurer at the Glassport Post Office. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Meeting Moved Back --- Post 443 of the American Legion will begin its regular session at 9 p.m. tomorrow instead of 8 in order that members may take part in the fountain dedication. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Lions Club Presents Fountain to Borough --- What promises to be the prime event of the year for Glassport -- the presentation of the Memorial park fountain -- is to take place tomorrow.. Throngs of residents and guests are expected at the park grounds in the evening to see the huge new fountain in regular operation for the first time. Two test runs conducted by the local Lions Club, donors of the scenic gift, caused traffic tieups along Monongahela Ave. early last week.. Daily operation of the gray stone fountain is expected to attract thousands of sightseers from surrounding districts for the remainder of the summer, the majority of whom will visit after nightfall when the multi-colored lights are playing on the many jets of water.. 40 Feet into Air.. The large center jet is capable of shooting a spray 40 feet into the air. Various smaller jets surround it. A circular reflecting pool at the fountain base measures 27 feet in diameter and holds six inches of water. The bottom of the pool has been finished in a green concrete paint compund.. Raw materials and work on the structure were contributed by the Lions Club. The walk extending around the octagonally shaped fountain base has been laid, marking the completion of all construction.. With the acceptance of the fountain, the borough takes over water and electricity costs as well as upkeep. The same water is continously circulated through the spraying mechanism by means of a concrete pump house located behind the park's back hedge.. The official program will get underway with an automobile parade at 7:30 p.m., according to Ben Miller, publicity director for the Lions. Riding at the head of the procession will be borough dignitaries.. Formation of the line is set for the high school. The automobiles will then move down Ohio Ave. to Harrison St. and on to Monongahela Avewhere they will continue to Third St. The line will then turn up to Ohio Ave. and proceed to Ninth St.. At Ninth St. it will again move to Monongahela Ave. and continue to Memorial Park for the ceremonies.. Judge Samuel A. Weiss will serve as master of ceremonies throughout the program. Introduction of the local jurist will be made by Joseph T. Witkowski borough official and Lions club member.. Remarks are scheduled by Judge Weiss and Mr. Miller, club vice president. Accepting the fountain for the borough will be Burges Robert H. Shaw, president of the service organization. Steve Orlando, chairman of the fountain committee, will make the presentation.. Band to Entertain.. Prounouncing the benediction marking the close of the program will be the Rev. A. J. Gladis of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. Glassport High School's red and black band will be on hand for playing of the National Anthem and its alma mater. Song leaders for the club, Oliver Evans and John Murtha, will direct the group in the singing of the Lions song, accompanied by Sam Dudley.. All church leaders have been requested to attend the program. Local Legionnaires will participate.. All persons with cars desiring to take part in the parade may do so by reporting to the high school at formation time. Borough police will be on hand to restrict parking on Fourth and Fifth Sts. throughout the presentation and parade. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Street Program Results Listed --- Operations of the Glassport Street Department for July were revealed today by Stephen Zurenda, department chairman.. Workmen completed a full work schedule for the month, he pointed out including cleaning and oiling of streets, cutting weeds and checking catch basins and ditches.. Monongahela Ave. from Ninth St. to Harrison St. uderwent a weekly sweeping. Other streets swept were Ohio, Vermont, Erie, Indiana and Delaware Aves.. Silt Removed.. Silt was removed and ditches cleaned at Summitt Ave., Frank and Fern Alleys, Nebraska and Pacific Aves. and Ninth St. to Wall St.. A slide on Marie St. was cleared away.. Catch basins on the following streets have been cleaned: Broadway and Delaware Ave., Fifth St. and Vermont Ave., Fern Alley and Second St., Sixth St. and Indiana Ave., Broadway and Vermont Ave., Fairview Ave., Ninth St. and Peach Alley, Harrison Ave., Lemon Alley, Spruce Alley at Fifth and Sixth Sts. and Fifth and Sixth Sts. on Hemlock Alley.. Oiling has been completed on Hemlock Alley from Third to Fourth Sts., West Lemon, Cherry and Spruce Alleys from Eighth to Ninth Sts. and Broadway to Wall St.. After every rain, intersections were cleaned, Mr. Zurenda revealed In addition cleaning was completed on Main St., Fifth St. to Broadway, Sixth St. and Ohio Ave. and Indiana Ave. and Eighth and Ninth Sts.. High-lift Used.. Use of the high-lift hired by the borough at the rate of $5 per hour was made at Fifth and Seventh Sts. on Michigan Ave. and Third St. Largest job, the chairman explained was the clearing of the Marie St. slide.. Two laterals were placed during the month, one at Spruce Alley and the other at Erie Ave. Sewers were cleaned at Frank Alley and Erie Ave.. With the advent of hay fever season, the street department crews were dispached to clear the borough of weed growth. Weeds were cut at First, Second, Third, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Sts., Broadway, Monongahela, Ohio and Harrison Aves.. Departmental equipment purchased last month included fuel and water pumps for two borough trucks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 16, 1950 --- Glassport Girl Marks Birthday --- Dolores Ann Merta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Merta, marked her eighth birthday yesterday with a party at her home, 501 Indiana Ave.. Guests were Grace Merta, Barbara Sitko, Frances Sitko, Marilyn Merta, Geraldine Sitko, Margie Merta, Carol Golembiewski, Marlene Liszka, Shirley Golembiewski, Rita Crawley, Marsha Wawrzeniak, Carol Siudyla, Carol Wawrzeniak.. Marilyn Hohl, Joan Hohl, Thomas Kwolek, Jerry Spanbauer, James Conley, Richard Katchmark, John Conley, Anthony Fratteroli, Michele Karnash, John Karnash, Mary Lou Sowerby, Rosemary Scello, Phyllis Scello and James Sowerby.. Assisting Mrs. Merta were Mrs. Mary Hohl, Miss Grace Kasmierowski, Mrs. Rege Karnash, Mrs. Louise Sowerby and Mrs. Agnes Conley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Porto to Fight Demotion by Council Here --- Former police Lieut. Frank Porto today struck back at borough officials for his recent demotion to patrolman.. In his first public statement since police committee members lifted his rank, Patrolman Porto denied accusations made against him by Burgess Robert H. Shaw during Monday's council session.. The Burgess charged the officer with "insubordination, neglect and inefficiency" for his part in an auto accident involving the borough police car. While persuing a traffic violation toward McKeesport July 26, Mr. Porto, at the wheel of the police car collided with another vehicl which had pulled out of line of traffic in order to make a left turn according to the police report.. Charges to Be Filed.. Charges to that effect, the Burgess continued, are being filed with the civil Service Commission. Until the commission holds examinations for the position of lieutenant and sergeant, it was explained, they will be filled by Ralph Mularski and Joseph Mawritz. The two were appointed by the police committee and approved by Council.. Mr. Porto claims the burgess has no power to lower him in rank. His badge was first taken from him the day following the accident. Council acted more than two weeks later.. Accusal of insubordination was brought about by the policeman's failure to attend the police committee meeting the day after the accident. According to Mr. Porto, who received 14 stiches in his leg for injuries suffered as a result of the collision, he was required to report to the doctor that evening.. Issues Statement.. Mr. Porto states: "I went to see Mr. Reed personally about postponing the committee hearing until next day. (Thomas Reed is chairman of the police committee) I explained I had to be at the doctor's Thursday. He told me he would let me know if it was possible. Thursday morning, he notified me the meeting would be held Friday at 8 p.m.. "Hwever, they met Thursday anyhow without giving me notice. I didn't know I had been demoted until they took my badge. How could I appear at the meeting if I didn't know when it was?".. A registered letter was sent Mr. Reed by Mr. Porto July 31 requesting a civil service hearing on the case. According to Porto, he had never received a reply.. The letter reads: I, Frank Porto of 601 Allegheny AAve., Glassport, Pa., hereby notify you that I am requsting a civil service hearing on my demotion from lieutenant to patrolman at the earliest possible date.".. FOP Support Seen.. President Frank Topelski of Lodge 91 of the Allegheny County Fraternal Order of Police has issued a statement in behalf of the organization and in support of the patrolman's fight to regain his former status. It states. "The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91 of Allegheny County, supports the stand taken by Frank Porto of the Glassport Police Deparment in his recent demotion from lieutenant to patrolman." . The lodge plans to assist Mr. Potro in every way possible, according to its president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Library Open --- Glassport's Community Library under the sponsorship of the borough Women's club will be open tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Volunteers will be Mrs. Margaret Hartman, Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer and Mrs. Shirley Darling. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Foundry Sets Basket Picnic --- Employees of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, the Pittsburgh Engineering and Machine Co. and the Fort Pitt Steel Casting have scheduled a family basket picnic tomorrow at Kennywood Park.. Transfortation for the annual outing will be supplied by chartered buses to be dispatched from Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave. between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Return trips are planned at 15 minute intervals from 9 to 10 p.m.. Buses will leave from the casing concern at Market St. between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.. A leading event of the day will be the softball game between the men of the foundry and a team from the casting company at noon at the athletic grounds.. Entertainment and games have been arranged for all age groups by the picnic committee. John Crncick is chairman of the event which is being promoted by Locals 1407 and 1306 of the CIO, USW.. At least 4000 persons are expected to take part in the outing.. In charge of the transportation from McKeesport are Lee Coddington and Avis Mitchell. Glassport transportation is being directed by Mike Bill and William Protz. Serving on the sports committee are George Dobos, Frank Finney, Roy DeVerse, Victor Letky, John Banko, Nick Sabin, Edward Bowen, R. Talbert and William Henniger.. Don Cincic is in charge of tickets while advertising is being directed by Howard Artie, Mr. DeVerse and Mr. Coddington. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Copperweld Employees Complete Picnic Plans --- Preparations have been completed for Copperweld Steel Co. employees outing at Kennywood Park on Saturday, picnic committee members reported today.. A day-long program of entertainment and sports has been scheduled for workers and their families. More than 6300 persons attended last year's outing, the first since 1945.. Games are scheduled to get under way at 2:30 p.m. at the park athletic grounds. Prizes for the first event, a 40 yard race for boys 8 years and under are a sweater, a shirt and First, second and third place awards for the 50 yard dash for nine to 11 year old boys are a jacket, a shirt and pajamas.. Race for Boys.. The 50 yard race for boys 12 to 14 offers a pair of gym shoes, a black raincoat and a shirt. A distance of 100 yards will be covered by 14 to 16 years old boys for a sweater, a billfold and a T-shirt.. Also scheduled is an open race of 100 yards with winners to receive a hat, a sport shirt and pajamas. Girls eight years and under competing in the 40 yard run have the opportunity to win skates, an umbrella or a pocketbook for placing first, second or third.. Those nine to 11 years will run 50 yards for a camera, a brush set or a wallet, while those 12 to 14 years may be awarded an umbrella, a brush set or hose. Fourteen to 16 year olds will race the 50 yard distance. Prizes in order of finishing places include an umbrella. a compact and hose.. Women's Open Race.. The women's open race of 75 yards offers an umbrella, a table lighter or a pocket lighter to winners. A novelty race has been scheduled for girls 14 years and under. Awards include a dresser set, a compact and a purse. Both married and single women may participate in the ball throwing contes. Married women may win a blanket, a table lighter or a compact while awards to the single group include an umbrella, a dresser set or a pocket lighter.. Prizes for men competing in the tug-of-war will be a shirt, first prize, and a tie, second prize.. Also planned for the women is a guessing contest. Four prizes are to be awarded. The first is a four-piece, hand painted cannister set, the second, a set of hand painted courtship lamps, the third, a set of decorated night lamps and last, a decorated candy dish.. Chartered Buses.. Chartered buses will transport persons to and from the park. Transportation tickets have been distributed. Buses will leave from the company's main office from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at 15 minute intervals.. Persons may also board buses at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave. at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the one stop in McKeesport will be made at Sinclair St. and Lysle Blvd.. Afternoon dancing at the park pavilion is expected to continue from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Highlight of the outing is a softball game between the Copperweld All-Stars and men of Reliance Steel Co. at the athletic grounds from noon to 1:30 p.m.. General chairman this year is Thomas Quinn. He is being aided by William Campea, Thomas Arthur, Walter VanNatta, William Bradley Sr., J.V. Sherer, John Martino, William Smith and Edward Belkowski.. Naming of chairmen was in charge of W. J. McIlvane, J. A. Smith, F. H. Raab, J. Martino and E. Belkowski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Odd Fellows Meet --- Mon Valley Lodge 147, IOOF, will meet today at 8 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave., Noble Grand Glenn Lust will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Meeting Scheduled --- A meeting of the Glassport Midget Athletic Council has been called for tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the junior-senior high school. James Murphy, league president will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Special Escort --- County mounted police will be on hand tonight during fountain presentation ceremonies at the borough's Memorial Park. Capt. W. M. Ketchel is in charge of the men.. The presentation is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an automobile parade from the high school at 7:30 p.m. Representing the Lions Club, fountain donors, will be Steve Orlando. Burgess Robert H. Shaw will accept the gift. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Borough Teen-Agers To Dance Tomorrow --- Borough teen-agers have been invited to attend tomorrow's dance in the junior-senior high school gymnasium.. The second record dance of the year, it is slated to get underway at 8 p.m. and continue to 11. Chaperoning the group will be Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Morrison. Marilyn Wharton will be at the door. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Legion Installation Plans to Be Aired --- Installation plans will be discussed today during the regular session of Post 443 of the American Legion.. The session has been postponed until 9 p.m. in order that members may attend the fountain presentation services. Commander Felix Zyra will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 17, 1950 --- Practice Cancelled --- Presbyterian Church choir practice for tomorrow night has been cancelled. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Principal Announces Teacher Assignments --- High school teacher assignments were announced today by Roy M. Hickes, principal.. Included in the list of instructors for the coming year are two replacements. Miss Mary Lou Harbaugh has been named health and physical education instructo in place of Miss June Vorce, who resigned.. John Abbruzzese Jr. will fill the post left vacant by George Hoffman, chemistry and physics instructor. Harry M. Heller, serving temporarily as English teacher and librarian during the leave of absence granted Mrs. Martha Neilson, has been awarded the post permanently since Mrs. Neilson's decision to resign.. Teachers Listed.. Assignments are Miss Mary Lou Harbaugh, girls Section 9-V, Room 10, health and physical education. Mrs. Grace Barres, girls, Section 9BK, Room 11, home economics. William Kofmehl, boys, Section 9-BK, Room 12, industrial arts. Dominic Ianotta, Section 9-L, Room 13, problems of democracy and history. Miss Elenor Payne, Section 9-P, Room 21, history and civics. Vincent McKeeta, sales, commercial mathematics and typing.. Harry Heller, Section 9-H, Room 23, English and librarian. Joseph Lapkowitz, Section 10-I, Room 22, American history. William Hornfeck, Section 10-H, Room 24, civics, algebraand mathematics. Miss Elsie McClure, Section 11-M, Room 30, biology and general science. Mrs. Joseph Truxell, stenographyand bookkeeping. Robert E. Whirl, boys, physical education and health. John Abbruzzese, Section 10-A, Room 31, chemistry physics and general science. Elmer Match, Section 10-M, Room 32, law bookkeeping and general business training. Miss Margaret Opris, Section 11-O, Room 33, typing, stenography, geography. Miss Naomi Birch, Section 11-B, Room 38, English and bookkeeping.. Others Assigned.. Myron Ghetian, Section 12-GH, Room 35, English. Miss Lillian Demestichas, Section 12-D, Room 36, French, Latin and English. George Gorun, Section 12-GO, Room 37, geometry, algebra and trigonometry. School music director is Arthur Quadraccia.. Ninth grade students have been reminded to report for the morning session of school only on opening day Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 8:30 p.m. Grades 10, 11 and 12 are to attend the afternoon session only, which gets underway at 1 p.m. Students not yet learning teacher and home room assignments may obtain them from junior-senior high school offices now or on the opening day of school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Beginning Age Set by State --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of schools, has pointed to the state law setting the age of beginning students in answer to several requests by parents that their children may enter public schools before they are of age.. A uniform law states that a beginner must be six years of age on or before Feb. 1 in order to enter school the preceding September. Previously, he explained, the deadline for admission was March 1.. With the opening of school next week, Mr. Naser said, many parents whose children are just under the beginning deadline have requested special permission to enter them. It is not possible he continued, and would be in opposition to the school code.. The law states: "No beginning pupil shall be less than five years and seven months of age at the time of admission to school or must be six years of age on or before Feb. 1.". The same rule applies to entrance to the newly established kindergarten, as the pupil's birthday must fall on or before Feb. 1. However, in order to enter kindergarten, the child must be five years of age by that date.. Since it is only a one-year pre-school program, Mr. Naser stated, if the child were permitted to enter at a younger age he would have completed the kindergarten work available to him at the close of the term, but according to the state law, would not be able to continue to first grade because of his age.. Two preschool classes of 30 children each are scheduled to open Sept. 5. Parents wishing to register their children for the kindergarten program are reminded to do so before Friday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Schedules Checked --- Students not yet obtaining the approval of Roy M. Hickes, high school principal, for irregular schedules for the coming term or schedule changes may do so tomorrow morning at the high school office. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Rotarians Hear Report on Bus --- Borough Rotarians last night heard a partial report on the success of their free bus to the Clairton swimming pool.. Sol Darling, president, presided at the regular session of the club at St. John's Lutheran Church.. Chairman of the service organization's bus committee, Harry Grove told members that children from the borough under 12 years of age always managed to fill the chartered bus. It made the trip to and from the pool twice weekly. Passage tickets were available free of charge at several business houses here.. It has been the policy of the club the past few years to sponsor the bus for local youngsters. costs are furnished by individual members.. Films on the canning of vegetables were shown the men. Processes in the development of vegetables from planting to canning were explained.. Visiting Rotarians were introduced by Secretary Ray Hornfeck. Next week's session of the club will be followed by a meeting of the board of directors at the home of William King. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Time Changed --- A time change has been announced in the Presbyterian Church choir rehearsal schedule. Instead of meeting tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., as usual, the choir has been asked to report at 7 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Banquet Set --- Women planning to attend the annual citizen's Hose Co. auxiliary banquet Wednesday, Sept. 6, have been asked to notify Mrs. Mary Svatz, general chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Legion Stages Final Program --- American Legion variety show cast members distributed cigarets, candy, matches and books to patients at Deshon Veterans' Hospital last night.. The cast of approximately 35, along with several guests made the trip by chartered bus and returned to the borough about 10 p.m.. It was the third and final trip of the season to veterans hospitals -- two trips to Deshon and one to Aspinwall. The group is planning another trip to Deshon during the Christmas holidays, according to Norman Papernick, director.. However, he stated, instead of being Legion backed, it will be promoted by townspeople. The cast is planning an entire Christmas party for the patients.. Accompanying the group last night were Mrs. Fred Clague, western Legion Auxiliary director, Mrs. H. Sachs, Mrs. J. Rimkus, Mrs. John Pavol, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saylor, Mrs. elizabeth Gothort, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Case, Mr. and Mrs. John Pavlack, Mrs. Helen Kollar and Mrs. Doris Levy, incoming local auxiliary president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 30, 1950 --- Borough Attorney Named CIC Leader --- Harvey F. Schauffler Jr., local attorney, has been named to the board of directors of the National Couter Intelligence Corps Assn. for the coming year.. Announcement of the election was made today by the association. Previously Mr. Schauffler served the organization as a director and vice president.. Corps. elections took place early this month among the more than 5000 veterans throughout the United States who are affiliated with the group. The men served during and since World War II with the Army and the Air force in counter-espionage and counter-subversion.. CIC men took part in every major army campaign of the past war. Purpose of the association, according to a spokesman, is to perpetuate wartime friendships. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950--- Glass Workers Planning Strike --- Shutdown Scheduled At Glassport Plant -- Glassport's oldest industry may be idled Tuesday by a strike of the American Flint Glass Workers Union.. An estimated 290 employees of the U. S. Glass Co.'s district branch are expected to stay away from work following the Labor Day holiday, according to Hengust Robinson, financial secretary and treasurer of the local union.. 20,000 Involved.. On a nation-wide basis, the walkout is expected to take 20,000 glass workers from their jobs, he reported. Plans for the shutdown were made two weeks ago at a conference of the national union, an AFL affiliate, in Atlantic City.. Workers are demanding a ten cents-an-hour pay increase and three to six paid holidays a year. At present, Mr. Robinson said, the National Assn. of Glass Manufacturers is offering a seven and one-half cent raise. The strike will tie up all hand operated and combination plants.. "For the past year," Robinson said, " glass concern employees have been working without a contract while negotiations between the two national organizations were carried on. The walkout was called when discussions became stalemated with the hope that a settlement could be speeded.". Second Shutdown.. It marks the second time in the 58-year-old history of the Glassport plant that strikes resulted in shutdowns. Two locals are involved in the walkout, Local No. 2 of skilled workers and Local No. 549, miscellaneous workers. The office force is not affected.. The Glassport concern manufactures battery jars, meter covers and table ware. The borough received its name from the industry around which it developed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950--- Borough Set For Holiday --- Daily borough activities will come near standstill over the Labor Day holiday Monday.. The Bank of Glassport, borough offices and the Post Office will be closed. Industries will mark the day in their honor by halting production and retail businesses will close.. According to Mrs. Pauline hutton, postmaster, no regular deliveries are scheduled. However, she said, perishable and special deliveries will be delivered. Windows will be closed, but the post office lobby is to remain open, she added.. The only local, highlight of the three-day weekend is the annual Democratic corn roast and picnic at Piekuts' Grove tomorrow. Tenth Legistlative District candidates and Congressman Frank Buchanan will be guests of the party members.. Music for dancing has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to midnight and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.. District public and parochial schools reconvene for the new term Tuesday. Public school students are to report at 8:30 a.m., with the exception of kindergarten pupils and those in the upper three grades. All children entering kindergarten will report at 9 a.m., at the Second Ward School while the latter are to meet at 1 p.m. St. Cecilia's School will open at 9 a.m. and Holy Cross School pupils will meet for for mass at 8 a.m.. Police Chief Clarence Urbanski has urged that motorists keep the holiday weekend a safe one by obeying all the rules of safety both in the home and on the highways. The borough is attempting to maintain an accident-free record for major holidays for the second consecutive year, he stated.. Caution in swimming was also urged. He warned bathers to refrain from swimming in unguarded areas as well as places with which they are not familiar. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950--- Local Mothers Club Visits County Fair --- Sixteen members of the Glassport Mothers Club and their guests took part in yesterday's outing to the county fair at South Park. a special bus was obtained for the trip.. Two meetings a month have been scheduled by the women throughout the winter -- a social session and a business meeting. The first is to be held the second Wednesday of every month and the latter, the final Tuesday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950--- Pastor Announces Sabbath Services --- "The Second Love" is the title of the message to be delivered tomorrow in St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Albert E. Speck, pastor.. Worship services are scheduled for 11 a.m. and Sunday School for 9:45 a.m. Leaders of the school are John Fabry, Mrs. Ralph Turney and Mrs. Edward Smith. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Baptist Leaders To Give Sermon --- The Rev. Frank S. Edge returns to the pulpit tomorrow at the Glassport Baptist Church following a vacation trip.. His sermon theme at 11 a.m. worship services will be "The Eyes of the Lord." A special anthem will be sung by the choir, under the direction of Miss Margaret VanNatta. Sunday School, led by Abraham Squibb, convenes at 10 a.m.. Prayer and praise services are slated Wednesday at 8 p.m. Text for the evening is from the Book of Hebrews, Chapter 13, Verses 10 to 14. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Garbage Pickups Scheduled Monday --- Regular garbage collections are slated in the borough Monday, labor day, according to Mrs. Irene Kass, sanitation.. The men selected to work their Monday route, she explained, instead of observing the holiday and making the collections later in the week in addition to other scheduled pickups. A heavy schedule is carried by the departments Mondays, she explained.. Residents are reminded to have garbage and rubbish placed out as always for the men and in accordance with borough sanitary regulations. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Subject Revealed --- For his sermon theme tomorrow, the Rev. W. S. Hamilton of the First Methodist Church has chosen "Capital and Labor." Worship services will get underway at 10:45 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Refreshments Planned --- Women of the auxiliary to the Sons of Italy will serve refreshments today during during the men's Saturday night dance at the Monongahela Ave. hall. The dance begins at 10 a.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Vandals Mar New Fountain --- The beauty of the borough's new memorial fountain is being marred through vandalism, Burgess Robert H. Shaw reported today.. Destructive youths, he explained, have been marking the expensive stone work in the structure and writing obscene language on the bottom of the reflecting pool, degrading the tribute to veterans only recently presented to the citizens of Glassport by the local Lions Club.. Yesterday, he continued, "keep off" signs posted at the fountain were pulled from the ground and hurled atop the central mechanism, deflecting the spray of water that flows continously from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight.. As yet, the Burgess said, a complete inspection has not been made to determine whether or not the lens placed near the water jets were damaged. The lens control regulation of the multi-colored lights on the spray.. Lions Club members, with the assistance of the borough, incurred much expense in erecting the fountain here, the official added, also pointing to the difficulty in replacing parts.. In the event the wanton destruction does not cease immediately, he emphasized, continuous operation of the fountain will be stopped. It will be turned on only a few hours a day, he said.. Residents have been urged to cooperate with the police and officials in keeping the Memorial Park a credit to the borough. Persons seeing vandals in any way obstruct the usual operation of the fountain are requested to report it to the proper authorities. Those responsible, the Burgess stated, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1950 --- Events Slated --- Saturday and Sunday family nights are scheduled today and tomorrow by Aerie 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, at the Allegheny Ave. hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 13, 1950 --- Scouts Meet --- A meeting of Troop 56, boy Scouts of America, has been called today at 7:15 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran church by Scoutmaster George Holloway. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 13, 1950 --- Services Resumed --- Regular Friday night services at the B'nai Isreal Synagogue here will be resumed today at 8:30 o'clock, according to an announcement by Rabbi Theodore Sanders. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 13, 1950 --- School Y-Teens Begin Activities --- Reorganization of the Glassport High Schools' Y-teens for the new term has been completed.. The group will welcome its new members soon with a "Howdy Hop" at the high school. The hop replaces the co-ed prom of past years. Activities to be sponsored by the teen-age group this year include a Christmas party, the "Heart Hop" and bake sales.. Shirley Usko has been named to lead the organization throughout the term. Assisting her are Marilyn Schillaci, secretary; Frances Murray, treasurer; Shirley Scherer, inter-club council; Velma Backstrom and Judy Johnson, program chairmen; Nina Lou Seifried, music and worship; Lydia Gerciantano, historian; Lillian Mihoches, poster chairman, and Shirley Backstrom, publicity chairman. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 11, 1951 --- Army Reveals News of Local Men in Camps --- First Lt. Edwin F. Pater, son of Mrs. Mary Pater of 708 Indiana Ave., was graduated recently from the officers communications course at the infantry school, according to Maj. Gen. Withers A. Buress, commadant, Ft. Benning, Ga.. The course is designed to produce officers thoroughly grounded in tactical application and technique, characteristics, installation, operation and maintenance of infantry communication systems.. It is one of thirteen coursesopen to officers and enlisted men of the regular army, organized reserve and national guard. Courses range from training recruits to be parachutists to training regimental commanders and division general staff officers.. In Army 10 Years.. Lt. Pater has served with the army approximately 10 years, having enlisted in February, 1941. A native of Glassport, he was employed by General Motors in Detroit prior to his enlistment in that city. Well known locally, he is a former Glassport Odds football player.. Since completing the course he has been stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., with a communications outfit. He spent Christmas holidays on leave with his family here.. A promotion has been awarded a borough man serving with Pittsburgh's 375th Troop Carrier Wing. Colonel Lance Call, wing commander at Greenville Air Force Base, Greenville, S.C., disclosed today.. Sgt. Edward J. Kirkwood, 533 Allegheny Ave., has been advanced to rank of staff sergeant.. In World War II.. He was graduated from Glassport High School in 1942 and worked eight years as an apprentice boilermaker at the U. S. Steel Co. prior to entering the service.. During World War II, he served four years in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic and engineer. His wife resides at the Glassport address with a son, Larry John. The sergeant's assignment is with the 57th Troop Carrier Squadron of the wing.. Before being called to active duty Oct. 15, 1950, the 375th Troop Carrier Wing was a reserve outfit stationed at the Moon Twp. Airport, where the men trained weekends. The 375th now flies the giant C-82 "Flying Box Car" used to ferry troops and supplies and is stationed at the Greenville base. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1951 --- Guest Speaker Set By Glassport Lions --- Guest speaker during tonight's session of the Glassport Lions Club will be B. Simmons, a member of the Pittsburgh Toastmaster's club.. The men will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Fifth Ave. Hotel with Robert H. Shaw, president, officiating. A special guest of the group will be William Datz, president of the Pittsburgh club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1951 --- Community Library Workers Announced --- Women's Club members serving tomorrow at the Community Library sponsored by the organization have been named.. Mrs. Isabel Snyder, Mrs. Sue Masch and Mrs. Helen Miller will be at the center for borrowing and return of books from 6 to 9 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1951 --- Firement Plan Donkey Game ---A new date for the postponed donkey basketball game being promoted by Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 has been revealed by Leo Stearns, chairman.. Firemen will form two teams and ride the small burros Tuesday, Feb. 13, in a benefit match to raise funds for their new truck drive. Originally, the program was to take place Wednesday, Jan. 17.. Postponement followed news from the owner of the animals that his schedule had been delayed by inclement weather. The game will take place at the high school gymnasium.. A meeting of the truck fund committee is scheduled tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the company's club room. Final arrangements for the donkey game will be discussed All members of the committee are urged to attend, Mr. Stearns, who will preside, announced.. County firemen will be guests of the No. 1 company Saturday when the associationmeets in Council Chambers of the Borough. Bldg. President Sam DeMarco disclosed. Following the business session , the annual banquet of the men is slated in the first floor club room.. A special guest of the group will be Burgess Robert H. Shaw.. All funds from the basketball game will revert to the truck fund, the president continued. Periodic programs have been scheduled by the men to bolster the fund the fund for the purchase of a new truck. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1951 --- Assembly Church Sponsors Program --- The Assembly of God Church, Fifth St. and Ohio Ave., will sponsor a program on child evangilism tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the church.. Open to the public will be the sound motion picture in technicolor scheduled for the gathering and presented by the National Child Evangelical Fellowship, the Rev. Howard Sproull, Assembly pastor, disclosed.. According to the minister, the film is a dramatic presentation of child evangelical methods in action entitled "Our Children." Entirely different from other presentations in the same field, it is highly recommended to any person interested in the religious training of children, he revealed.. Included in the program will be instrumental solos, the pastor said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1951 --- Decorations Down --- Borough workmen have completed the dismantling of Christmas decorations in the Memorial Park. Equipment from the Nativity scene and other Yule decorations will be stored for use again next year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Local Church Sets Service --- Communion will be observed at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Murray C. Reiter, interim pastor.. Dr. Reiter also announced today that he will deliver a sermon on the topic "The Measurements of the Cross," at this service.. Reception of new members will also feature the service. Special music will be presented by the choir of the church.. The candidate service, scheduled for last week, has been postponed indefinitely, according to Dr. Reiter. The Rev. H. D. Hough, who was seriously injured in a traffic accident as he left his home for Clairton last week, is reported slowly recovering. He suffered a compound leg fracture in the accident. His wife also was injured. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Rotary Session Set --- The Clairton Rotary Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Columbia Hotel, St. Clair Ave., for its regular dinner session with John A. Cooke, president, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Lions Convene --- The Lions Club will meet Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Pine Run Methodist Church with J. Russell Fry in charge. Stephen R. Pasternak has been named by the directors to succeed Charles A. Rowley as club tailtwister. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Club Enlists In First Aid --- An estimated 32 representatives of the Glassport Mothers Club will begin first aid training under the borough program headed by Ernest Kantorczyk.. A class for the group has been scheduled Tuesday at 7 p. m. in the high school home economics room. Members of the Reliance Hose Co. Auxiliary also attend Tuesday classes. Their first session last week drew 30 women.. The Reliance group meets in Room 10 of the school to receive instruction from Miss Hazel Conlin and Mrs. Mildred Slawita.. Legion, Rotary, Lions and No. 1 and No. 2 Fire Co. representatives are scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6:30 p. m. for their first class. All other organizations interested may send representatives at this time.. Church or independent organizations interested in forming their own classes, or combining with groups to organize classes should take action immediately, Mr. Kantorczyk stated. Applications are still available. A class should consist of at least 30 persons, it was pointed out.. The enrollment blanks may be obtained from either Mr. Kantorczyk or Burgess Robert H. Shaw, local civil defense head. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Church Installs Deacons, Elders --- An ordination and installation will take place tomorrow during worship services in the First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Charles V. Reeder announced today.. Recently elected elders and deacons will officially accept their posts. Elders are Carl Blaha, Samuel Stewart, William Rankin Jr. and Albert Jones. Named deacons were Walfred Johnson, Homer Furman, Richard Davis and Albert Stevens Jr.. For his sermon theme Mr. Reeder has chosen "Dedication of Life." The 10:55 a. m. services will also include selections by the choir under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Hartman. Mrs. Edna Martin is organist.. Sunday School will open at 9:45 a. m. with Mr. Rankin in charge. Men from 18 to 35 years of age have been invited to attend the newly organized class for the age group taught by Paul Purnell.. The Westminster Fellowship of the church meets at 7 p. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Sabbath Services Listed by Pastor --- Services in St. John's Lutheran Church will get under way at 11 a. m. tomorrow with the Rev. Albert E. Speck officiating.. Miss Lois Reed will direct the choir in the anthem, "Daylight Fades." Sunday School, led by Hays Satterfield, convenes at 9:45, a. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Legion Organizes Hospital Benefit --- Donations to hospitalized veterans may be left at any one of 11 borough locations, Commander Ben D. Miller of American Legion Post 443, disclosed today.. Legionnaires planning an entertainment program Wednesday, Jan. 17, for patients at Aspinwall, will distribute cigarets, candy, books, magazines, puzzles and other items. Cash is also being accepted by the post for the purchase of gifts.. Articles may be left for collection with any of the following persons: Norman Papernick, Ben Miller, Sol Darling, Larry Manna, Walter Katz, Dr. T. Feinman, Louis Posa, Irving Levy, Dr. Milton Raden, Willard Miller and Peter Frobouck. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1951 --- Bowling League Committee Picked --- Three members of St. Cecilia's Women's Bowling League have been named to serve on the organization's entertainment committee.. They are Mrs. Betty Benner, chairman, Mrs. Margaret Walter and Miss Dolores Belusar. The trio will be assisted by officers of the league. Miss Corrine Tomedolsky, president, Mrs. Evelyn Turkall, vice president; Mrs. Pauline Fedak, secretary, and Miss Margaret Murray, treasurer.. First large project for the committee will be the season's end banquet this spring. The league opened its second half yesterday following a mid-season banquet earlier in the week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1951 --- Drive Leader Needs Workers --- Mrs. Samuel A. Weiss, chairman of the polio fund-raising drive in the borough, has extended an, appeal for volunteer workers for the three tags scheduled.. Tag days will be held next Friday, Thursday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 27. Volunteers will be stationed on Monongahela Ave. at mill gates and places of business.. Persons receiving March of Dimes books direct to their homes are requested to forward them to Mrs. Weiss so that the borough will receive full credit.. Mrs. Weiss said that more workers participating in the drive, will enable more funds to be obtained. With more funds collected locally, more money is set aside for the borough with the remainder going into the National Fund for research, equipment, hospitals and personnel. Mrs. Weiss recently attended a dinner where Basil O'Connor, National chairman, explained that last year's funds were completely gone, with a deficit of $50,000,000 existing.. Every effort will be made to surpass last year's all-time record, but can only be accomplished by the full cooperation of every resident in the borough, Mrs. Weiss said. During the past summer, four homes in the borough were struck with the cruel tragedy of polio.. Polio officials said that it is tragic for polio to hit young children, but there is consolation in the fact that because of the March of Dimes, the finest medical care than money and science can provide, is available. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 7, 1951 --- WSCS CARDS ANNUAL BAZAAR, BEEF DINNER --- Arrangements have been completed for the annual Women's Society of Christian Service roast beef dinner and bazaar, it was announced by Mrs. Edna Kass, president of the Methodist Church class.. The dinner and sale of items, consisting mostly of needlework, is scheduled for tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Methodist Church basement.. Members have been asked to bring bazaar items to the church before 5 p.m.. Aides Announced.. Mrs. Alice Bassler is chairman of the bazaar, assisted by Mrs. Suzan McQuaide.. Mrs. William Rennie, general chairman, has assigned committees for the event which is open to the public.. The kitchen committee includes Mrs. Alice Finney, assisted by Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, Mrs. Caroline Gallagher, Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer, Mrs. Edith Hamilton, Mrs. Alice Thompson, Mrs. Margaret Lust, Mrs. Cecelia Hays, Mrs Alice Dudley and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller.. Mrs. Edna Kass and Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer will have charge of the dining room.. Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer, table chairman, will be assisted by Mrs. Mary Dudley, Mrs. Bernadette Kill, Mrs. Isabel Snyder and Mrs. Mary Evans.. Others to Assist.. Assisting Mrs. Clara Taylor will be Mrs. Shirley Taylor, Mrs Fern Jones and Mrs. Lois Hurrel.. Mrs. Thelma Mountain will be assisted by Mrs. Adalou Brown, Mrs. Mary Davis and Mrs. Beatrice Brady.. For her assistants, Miss Lillian Robinson has selected Miss Patsy Douglas, and Miss Suzzette Gross. Mrs. Jeanette Miller will be assisted by Mrs. Ruth Whirl. Miss Saundra Morgan and Miss Gertrude Kill will aide Mrs. Lois Ferguson.. Co-chairmen in charge of pies are Mrs. Lila Aiken and Mrs. Louella Gardner. Mrs. Alice Bassler has been chosen to direct the bazaar portion of the benefit. Tickets are being handled by Miss Helen Robinson, chairman, and Mrs. Lillian Rennie, co-chairman. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 5, 1951 --- Charter Night Set by Lions --- The new county crime laboratory will enable district police officials to compile information without seeking the aid of the FBI, Asst. Dist. Atty.Samuel Strauss said last night. Addressing the local Lions Club at their 11th annual "Charter Night" banquet at Bill Green's , he told the Lions and their guests that district law enforcement will be greatly aided by the new crime laboratory, planned by the county and Pittsburgh.. Citing the preparation for the huge laboratory, he said that metallurgists, chemists, physicists, ballistic experts, and other specialists will be working to solve crimes committed in the county. It is expected, he stated that the new elaborate set up will increase the number of criminals apprehended.. The speaker who has taken a crime laboratory course at Northwestern University, reviewed the progress made by district law enforcement agencies during the past four years.. Brief addresses were given by Jack Heidish and James Kemp, former Lions' presidents.. The speakers were introduced by Lions' President Robert Shaw.. The banquet committee was composed of Angus Hanley, John P. Hester and Mr. Shaw. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1951 --- Hickes Named to New Post; Resigned Here --- School Directors last night accepted "with regret" the resignation of Roy M. Hickes, Glassport High School principal.. The resignation will be effective July 1 The Board passed a resolution "thanking Mr. Hickes for his services to Glassport schools". No successor was named at the present time to the post.. Mr. Hickes graduated from Glassport high school in 1925 and from Indiana state Teachers' College in 1929. Received his master's degree at Penn State in 1934.. He played football, basketball and baseball in high school and college and began teaching science at the local high school in 1929.. That same year he took over the football and basketball coaching duties here, where he continued as grid mentor until 1939. During his tenure here as football coach, Hickes' coached grid teams became known as a power industry football circles and won five WPIAL Class B, championships.. In 1938 he was named principal of Glassport High School. Now working on his doctors degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Hickes is in the final stages of a dissertation, which, when completed, will be subject to approval for his degree. The dissertation is on "An Evaluation of the Discretionary Administrative Practices in the Interscholastic Athletic Program of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.". Mr. Hickes announced last night at the monthly session of the School Board that the Women's Club will present $100 to a senior girl to "enable her to further her education." He will make the award on the night of graduation.. Lauding the group for his offer, Mr. Hickes said that the club has worked closely with him on this and declared that "they are to be commended for their efforts to effect such a worthy plan.". Secretary Frank D. Rommel authorized to send a letter to the group, thanking members for their interest in the schools.. Band Director Arthur Quadraccia was granted permission to conduct a six-weeks summer class in band instruction. It was explained that placing Mr. Quadraccia on the state recreation program will enable the School Board and be partially reimbursed by the state.. Mr. Hickes said that since commencement will be held May 31 in the stadium, he is working on plans to keep small children out as "they annoy proceedings with their running up and down steps." It is planned to seat high school personnel in one section under the direction of several high school teachers.. Mr. Hickes also recommended the granting of diplomas to 93 seniors, providing "they complete satisfactory work in their courses.". Eleanor Marcus of 727 Indiana Ave. was hired as school clerk at $2160 a year. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1951 --- Club to Discuss Building Plans --- Work on the new club building will be discussed today at a meeting of the Sons of Italy, it was announced. Thomas Reynolds will preside at the session, set for 8 PM at the club rooms, 423 Monongahela Ave.. Club officials said that steel has arrived for the new structure on Sixth Street and Allegheny Ave. Concrete for the roof is expected to be poured today or tomorrow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1951 --- Board Okehs Band Activity --- The high school band will participate in Memorial Day services in the borough and in McKeesport, it was indicated at last night's session of School Directors. The McKeesport ceremonies will be held May 30.. In granting permission for the band, directed by Arthur Quadraccia, to participate in local services, the Board agreed to permit Legion Post 443, to hold Memorial Day services, scheduled by the Legion for May 27, in the local high school. It was explained that the program will be held in the building in the event of inclement weather. Otherwise, the program will be presented in Memorial Park.. School Directors authorize the transferring of $12, 000 from capital outlay to various other funds.. School Secretary Frank Rommel reported that Council, after a recent session with School Board members, agreed to grass the baseball field in the fall. The field, it was explained has been lined and scraped and a new backstop installed.. The Board decided to hold a special meeting on May 24 to discuss repairs for the Second Ward School. Bids for the work will be awarded at that session. It was decided to hold the regular June session on June 4. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 8, 1951 --- Meeting Carded by Bible Class --- The EMO Bible Class of the First Baptist Church Mets last night at the home of Mrs. William Lloyd at 307 Euclid Ave., it was announced by Mrs. David Thomas.. Residing at the session was Miss Mary Jane Easton. Mrs. Martha Stewart, who led devotions, presented a "Modern Version of Mother," taken from the Book of Proverbs. She also read a poem, "When Mother Goes Away.". Following the business session, a social was held under the direction of Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Margaret Care.. The next meeting of the group will be held June 4 at the home of Mrs. Gladys Robbins, 416 Marie St., Otto. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1951 --- Drive Workers Revealed Here --- Workers have been announced for the local Salvation Army drive, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2.. The local campaign is under the chairmanship of Mrs. Charles Snyder and Mrs. Ralph Davis. Workers hope to surpass the $4000 raised in the borough last year.. Districts to be canvassed this month and members participating are as follows: Otto -- Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer, Mrs. Betty Benner, Mrs. dorothy Miller, Mrs. mildred Tascik and Mrs. Betty Martinko. Harrison Ave. to Third St. -- Miss Jean Iacone, Mrs. florence Klein, Mrs. Bertha Perkins and Miss Edith Goshio.. Erie, Euclid and Iowa Aves. -- Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer and Mrs. dorothy Leibel; Third to fifth Sts. on monongahela and Ohio Aves. -- Mrs. Beatrice Seifried and Mrs. Marge Hanley; Fifth to Seventh Sts. on Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Aves. -- Mrs. Mary McKeeta, Mrs. Eleanor Kampas and Mrs. Betty Salzman.. Fifth to Seventh Sts. on Michigan, Vermont and Indiana Aves. -- Mrs. Jean Nolder and Mrs. Myrtle Mellor; Seventh to ninth Sts. on Monongahela and Ohio Aves. -- Mrs. Elsie Salzmann and Mrs. Rose Borso; Seventh to Ninth Sts. on Michigan and Vermont Aves. -- Mrs. Fern Jones and Mrs. Nancy Cain; Seventh to Ninth Sts. on Indiana and "up" -- Mrs. Mary Porter, Mrs. Violet Tate, Mrs. Ann Richards, Mrs. Margaret Heath.. Ninth St. and out -- Mrs. Coleen Welch, Mrs. Cecilia Hays, Mrs. Margaret Lust and Mrs. Mary Farmerie; hilltop -- Mrs. Alberta wilks and Mrs. Evelyn snyder. The business district will be canvassed by Mrs. Gwenn Shaw and Mrs. Mae Davis.. Secretaries for the drive are Mrs. Ann Burton and Mrs. Thelma Martino. Mrs. Catherine Duncan will handle publicity. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 9, 1951 --- Election Held By Sportsmen --- New officers were recently elected by the Broadway Sportsmen's Club.. Elected for the coming year were George Harff, president; John Murin, vice president; Norman Urbanski, secretary, and Mike Murin, treasurer.. Members desiring to go to camp this weekend to work on the cabin have been asked to contact Mr. Harff before noon tomorrow.. Membership cards will be distributed at the next regular meeting of the group to be held at the home of Mr. Harff, 836 Indiana Ave.. At the recent meeting, it was disclosed that the books were balanced and all members found to be in good standing.. Eddie Urbanski and Mike Drabic, club members who entered the Armed Forces recently, were honored by a "going-away" party. Jackets for all members were issued at the party. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 9, 1951 --- Member Entertains Golden Hour Class --- The Golden Hour Bible Class of the First Methodist Church met last night at the home of Mrs. Mae Byard, 1033 Vermont Ave.. Presiding was Mrs. Ethel Cosil, president. Mrs. Mae Adams led devotions and Mrs. cosil was in charge of entertainment.. "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" was sung by Mrs. Jean Knox, Mrs. Ora Robinson and Mrs. Byard. They were accompanied by Mrs. Lillian Rennie, class teacher. Hostess was Mrs. Byard. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 10, 1951 --- Troop Slates Paper Drive --- Boy Scouts of Troop 51 are sponsoring a paper and magazine drive on Saturday, it was revealed by Scoutmaster Philip Maurer.. Collections of newspapers, waste paper and magazines will be made during the morning and afternoon. Residents are requested to leave bundles on their front porches. If a housewife is unable to bundle the paper, a scout, it was noted will gladly do that. If possible, newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately.. It is planned to visit every home in the borough. The Scouts, said Mr. Maurer, will pick up any bundle no matter how small.. Proceeds from the drive will be used to broaden the Scouting activities program in the district.. The weather will not affect collections. According to the Scout official, the troop will be out making collections whether the day is good or inclement weather prevails.. All Scouts of Troop 51 are requested by the scoutmaster to report to the scout room in the First Ward School tomorrow at 6 p.m. Car assignments will be given for transportation to Allegheny Coucil's 1951 Scout-O-Rama at Hunt Armory. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 14, 1951 --- Rebekahs Set Home Picnic --- Plans for the Rebekah Home picnic were made at the recent meeting of the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563. The picnic will be held July 14 on the grounds, North Side, Pittsburgh.. And field was made for fruit and fruit juices for the home. On the Lodge committee are Mrs. Lila Aiken, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller and Mrs. Clarabell Galloway. All donations may be given to them or to the secretary. Following the business session directed by Mrs. Virginia Jackson, noble grand, a Mother's Day program was held under the direction of Miss Marian Garland and Mrs. Ruth Ashley. Once was served by the social committee, headed by Mrs. Grayce Anderson.. The program included remarks by Miss Garland, and a solo, "That Old-fashioned Sweetheart of Mine," by Mrs. Nelle Phelps, accompanied by Mrs. Aiken.. Mrs. Alice Thompson was presented a 25-year pin by her daughter, Miss Donna Thompson.. Awards were given to Mrs. Nellie Tingle, the oldest mother; Mrs. Betty Lust, youngest mother, and to Mrs. Anna Johnson, the mother with the most children.. Each mother attending was presented with a plant. The program was concluded with the assembly singing "Mother.". Mrs. Rose Quinn will be the Rebekah delegate to the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Assembly convention, to be held in Pittsburgh from June 10 to June 13. Church services will be held Sunday evening, June 10, at 8 PM in Trinity Cathedral, Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh.. A special limited session of the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly will be held June 11 on the 17th floor of the William Penn Hotel, for the purpose of conferring the Grand Lodge and Assembly degrees.. Members of the Rebekah and Odd Fellow units in Glassport have been invited to attend the dedication service of the new chapel building Aat the Wayside Inn, Grove City, on May 27 at 2:30 PM. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1951 --- Poppy Sales Planned By Legion Women Here --- The Ladies Auxiliary to American League Post 443 will hold two poppy days this week, it was announced. Sales will begin at 7 AM on Thursday and Saturday.. Proceeds from the poppy sales, it was explained, will be used to support the work of the American Legion and the Auxiliary in their welfare program for disabled veterans and their families.. The poppy was chosen as the memorial for World War dead, officials said, because it grew where they fell. Poppies, which symbolizes the Legion, are a replica of those which grow in Flanders Field and in the fields of France. Soldiers of World War I and II can attest to the profusion of poppies, founded in the battle scarred fields and along the road ways of France and Belgium The poppies to be sold on borough streets, it was pointed out, are made by disabled veterans in government hospitals under the direction of the American Legion. They are distributed by the Legion Auxiliary working as unpaid volunteers.. No set price is asked by the Auxiliary for the poppy. Wearing it means that the wearer is honoring the war dead. It is the symbol of supreme sacrifice and is the individual tribute to the memory of those who died in the service of their country.. Assures Employment.. it was emphasized that purchase of the poppies aids in assuring employment for the disabled veterans scattered throughout the nation.. Auxiliary members serving as volunteer workers will be: Mrs. Maidee Babyak, chairman; Mrs. Mary Pavol, co-chairman; Mrs. Gladys Clague, Mrs. Mildred Wojciechowski, Mrs. Helen Null, Miss Jean Iacone, Mrs. Mary Ducay, Mrs. Clara Grace, Mrs. Irene Duncan, Mrs. Helen Sachs, Mrs. Doris Levy, Mrs. Anna Dulac, Mrs. Margaret McCusker, Mrs. Mary Papernick, Mrs. Elsie Case, Mrs. Isbel Carns, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Ann Zebrowski.. Mrs. Esther DeJulius, Mrs. Sara Vignovic, Mrs. Betty Milkovich, Mrs. Helen Kocuba, Mrs. Mary Bucci, Mrs. Theresa Chockla, Mrs. Anna Ducay, Mrs. Catherine Fagan, Mrs. Anna Hadak, Mrs. Jennie Jackson, Mrs. Eleanor Kampas, Mrs. Marian Kargle, Mrs. Mary Kurka.. Mrs. Joan Manno, Mrs. Josephine Manno, Mrs. Mary Mustatia, Mrs. Elizabeth Orlando, Mrs. Francis Pascoe, Mrs. Jeannette Weiss, Mrs. Virginia Rosegewski, Mrs. Betty Rosenberg, Mrs. Emma Schwerha, Mrs. Selma Smith, Mrs. Mary Trobric and Miss Arlene Smith. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1951 --- Eagles, Women Set Installation --- Eagles Aerie 1185 and the Ladies Auxiliary will mark the installation of newly elected officers on June 3 at the Eagles' home.. The joint installation will be directed by James Gadd, state district representative, Edwin Tague of Clairton area, and William Scott of the McKeesport area.. Principal speaker at the affair, set for 2:30 PM, will be Thomas P. Dugan state inside guard. Also listed as a speaker is Burgess Robert Shaw. Borough Councilman have been invited to the event.. A covered dish supper will be held at 5 PM. Entertainment, directed by George Germakand Mrs. Juanita Mayhugh, will include dancing to the music of the William Katick trio at 9 PM. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 14, 1951 --- Events Listed By Legion Post --- Plans are progressing for the memorial services on May 27, it was disclosed by officials of American Legion Post 443.. General chairman for the community observance, to be held from 2 to 3 PM in Memorial Park, is William Dzurko. John Pavol is co-chairman.. Mrs. Lois Cogley will head speaker's committee and William Kulick will handle the publicity. A committee of members of the Legion Auxiliary, to be named by Mrs. Doris Levy, auxiliary president, will handle the flowers, decorations and luncheon.. Harvey Schauffler will be the master of ceremonies. Included in the musical portion of the program will be Shirley Knox, Lois Reed and Nina Lou Seifried, singers, accompanied by Marie Sherman. The high school band, directed by Arthur Quadraccia, also will participate in the afternoon service.. According to Legion officials, all schools and churches in the borough have been contacted concerning the memorial observance.. To climax the Legion sponsored essay contest in the borough schools, the post will award two prizes during the ceremony.. The contest on "How to Improve Community Spirit in Glassport" is limited to 150 words and is open to all pupils in Glassport schools. Judges are Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser, the Rev. Charles V. Reederand Mrs. Josephine Truxell.. The two prizes, Legion officials said, will cover two groups -- pupils from the fifth to eighth grades; the second from ninth to the twelfth grades.. The Legion also will present an award to Velma Backstrom for her essay on Americanism, which has been entered in the county contest.. All borough officials, school directors, civic leaders and the townspeople are invited to witness the memorial program, which will include the official turning on all of the borough fountain in Memorial Park. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 31, 1951 --- Plant Golfers Open Season --- Copperweld golfers, with their sights set on breaking a hundred this summer, are hoping for a long, warm summer. . The more time they spend on the fairways, they figure, the better are their chances for dropping below a hundred.. With the season just getting underway, only nine members of the Copperweld Golf League can boast of a lower-than-hundred average score. the 34 members of the two-team league play their matches at the Butler Golf Course on the Rock Run Rd. in Elizabeth Twp.. George Bain is president of the league, made up of copperweld supervisory and production personnel.. J. A. Smith is captain of the Copper team. Other members are E. Williams, R. Furse, J. Morus, A. Krus, J. Connors, F. Milliagan, L. Wolf, J. Richards, P. Crabe, S. Provins, J. Barnes, M. J. Mahoney, O. Moore, R. Grice, F. Duncan and J. A. Heidish.. Captain of the Steel team is P. Massler, which also includes Mr. Bain, D. McGaughey, H. Fried, R. Turney, C. Luffy, H. Smith, C. Mello, E. J. Straka, C. Anderson, A wolf, F. O'Connel, S. Zebroski, A. Roberts, P. Van Wagner, G. Snyder and A. C. Chalfant.. The annual tournament in the fall will conclude this summer's golfing activities. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 20, 1951 --- Oiling Program Continues Here --- The oiling of unpaved streets and alleys is still under way, it was revealed by Councilman Steve Zurenda, chairman of the street department.. Most of the streets and alleys have been covered, he said, but road crews are out, working on those still requiring grading and oiling.. Difficulty in obtaining oil, Zurenda declared, is hampering the program. The oil is obtained from the Trumbull Construction Co. in Hays. As soon as the borough can obtain the necessary oil, he said, it is trucked to the borough where it is added to the streets and alleys.. Roadways having pot-holes are being filled with red-dog before oiling them, he said.. One phase of the street repair program was devoted to the cleaning of roadways and sewers.. It was reported that the Peach Alley sewer on Seventh and Eighth Sts., as well as the one of Pacific Ave., was cleaned.. Catch basins were cleaned on Second St. and Monongahela Ave., Ninth St. and Monongahela Ave., and ninth St. and Cypress Alley.. Steet department workers also did chipping on Third St. and cleaned the cross drain on Marie St. ... Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1951 --- Services Seek New Enlistees --- Young men of draft age in the borough have only until tomorrow to enlist in the service of their choice, S/Sgt. William Fisher announced today.. According to Fisher who is in charge of the local U.S. Army and Air Force recruiting station, a youth may choose either the Army or Air Force, unless the actual induction notice has been received.. Further information may be obtained from Fisher who is available each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Glassport Post Office.. Two year enlistments in the Women's Army Corps have also been announced by the Army.. The director of the Women's Air Force recently announced that more than 40,000 qualified young women will be added to the Air Force by next July. It was disclosed that 35,000 of these will be enlisted women.. To qualify for enlistment in the Air Force, a woman must be a high school graduate between the ages of 18 and 34, an unmarried citizen in good health, of high moral standards and have no dependents under the age of 18, the local recruiting officer said.. Pay scale for enlisted women is the same as that for men. A private receives $75 a month for the first four months after which her pay rises to $80. Base pay increases with promotions and with length of service. Uniforms, lodging, food, medical and dental care are provided by the Air Force.. Expert career counciling is given to every WAC and WAF recruit to aid her in following her skills. WAFs hold positions as weather technician, draftsman, supply clerk, photography technicians, laboratory technicians and many other specialties.. Young women interested in WAC and WAF training may contact Sgt. Fisher here or the WAC/WAF Recruiting Station, Room 308, Old Post Office Bldg., Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 30, 1951 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beattie, 508 Eighth St. and Mrs. Mary Beattie of Clairton have returned from a ten-day trip to Vineland, N.J., where they visited W. A. Beattie. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 30, 1951 --- Clairton Woman Injured Here --- A Clairton woman was treated for minor injuries following a two-car mishap yesterday afternoon on Monongahela Ave.. The injured passenger, Arvesta Erskine, of Clairton was treated for shock and bruises at the office of a local physician when the car in which she was riding reportedly struck a parked car between Sixth and Seventh Sts.. Clark H. Russel, of 240 Pennsylvania Ave., Clairton, owner and operator of the parked vehicle, told police he was opening his left front door when a vehicle driven by L. W. Erskine of 880 Van Kirk St., Clairton, ran into him.. Police reported that the door of Russell's car and right front fender of Erskine's vehicle were damaged. Neither driver was injured. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 30, 1951 --- Catholic Men Sponsor Picnic --- Nearly 300 members of the Catholic Men's Organization and their families attended yesterday's picnic at Piekut's Grove.. Picnickers began arriving at noon and continued to arrive throughout the day, taking advantage of the "warm weather furnished by the weatherman.". Proceeds from the affair, sponsored by the Catholic men, will be used to erect a lyceum which will provide recreational facilities for the youth of the borough, Application for the lyceum charter, Paul Trunzo, co-chairman, said, is being considered by a Pittsburgh court.. Aiding in directing picnic activities was Nate Bonadio, co-chairman. Committee chairmen were John Benner, food; Anthony Shumber, refreshments, and Melvin Philips, games. Joseph Jacobson heads the local organization.. Many picnickers joined in the free dancing in the afternoon while others enjoyed the evening dancing which began at 7:30 p.m. Music was provided by the Vagabonds. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 30, 1951 --- Sons of Italy Plan Opening --- A meeting of the Sons of Italy building committee will be held today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms it was announced by Chairman Arch Bunolo.. The committee includes Paul Trunzo, Philip Economos, Frank Truby, Joseph Dienno, Tom Reynolds, Fiore DeJulius and Joseph Borrelli, treasurer of the club.. The group will discuss plans for the opening of the new building on Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. Officials expect the contractor to turn the structure over to the unit, Thursday, but added that the public opening will be delayed until members can adequately furnish the interior of the building. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 30, 1951 --- Car Reported Stolen From Parking Ground --- Police reported a car stolen here Saturday night.. Joseph Durham of 357 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, told police that his car was stolen from Hornfeck's parking lot at Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave. between 11:15 p.m. and midnight. The vehicle is a green 1941 model sedan. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 31, 1951 --- Sons of Italy Card Opening --- Plans for the "grand opening" of the new Sons of Italy building were discussed last night by the building committee which met in the present club rooms at 423 Monongahela Ave.. Present plans call for the new structure at Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. to be opened publicly in October. The date will be announced later.. However, members of the committee indicated that invitations will be extended to all Sons of Italy chapters in Western Pennsylvania as well as to state officials, including the grand officer from Philadelphia.. The building committee includes Arch Buono, chairman, assisted by Joseph Borrelli, Paul Trunzo, Philip Economos, Frank Truby, Joseph Dienno, Tom Reynolds, Fiore De Julius, Anthony D'Angelo and Dom Borelli.. The group will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the present quarters for further discussion on the opening program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 31, 1951 --- Storms Plague Repair Crews --- Rainstorms which have been deluging Glassport during the summer have a terse meaning for borough road crews -- washed out roadways and blocked sewers all adding up to more work for the understaffed street department.. Street department repair were out yesterday, cleaning out the sewer at Fifth St. and Oak Ay.. The sewer, according to Street Department Chairman Steve Zurenda, was blocked by the descent of heavy rains and "hasn;t been functioning the way it should.". Establishments Served.. The sewage line runs along Oak Ay. and serves business establishments fronting on Monongahela Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Sts.. Many of the business establishments have reported their basements and stock damaged by water backing up from the sewer during recent storms.. Extensive damage to his merchandise was reported by one merchant who said sewage water filled his basement recently and "severely damaged hundreds of dollars worth of stock.". Workman were trying yesterday to "flush out" the line by running water into it and cleaning it out with a "boring snake."... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Visit Carded By Legion Post --- Legion Post 443 will share another visit with patients in Aspinwall Veterans' Hospital.. In conjunction with the Legion program of making periodic visitations to nearby veterans hospitals, local Legionaires, accompanied by members of the Auxiliary and friends, will visit the Aspinwall Hospital on Saturday.. Hospital Chairman Norman Papernick has asked that all of those wishing to make the trip to meet at 6 p.m. at the post home on Monongahela Ave.. Papernick will direct a program consisting of variety and musical enterainment. Cash prizes will be awarded at the corn socials in which patients will participate. In addition to the program. 200 cartons of cigarettes will be distributed to the hospitalized veterans.. Borough residents wishing to give donations or desiring transportation to Aspinwall are urged to contact Papernick before Saturday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Bible Class Cards Annual Picnic Dinner --- The Friendship Bible Class of the First Methodist Church has planned a picnic dinner on Aug. 7 to be held at the home of Mrs. Ralph Velker, 1030 N. Grandview Ave., McKeesport.. Mrs. Jeannette Miller is chairman of the dinner which will begin at 6 p.m. Assisting her will be Mrs. Anne Williams, Mrs. Jeannie Price, Mrs. Lois Ferguson, Miss June Byard and Miss Helen Robinson.. Mrs. Evelyn Breen and Mrs. Adalou Brown will be in charge of entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Reliance Auxiliary Sets Picnic Tomorrow --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 has scheduled a picnic tomorrow at Neidermyer's farm on Fallen Timber Rd. in Elizabeth Twp.. The bus will leave the fire hall at 1 p.m. and will leave the farm at 9 p.m. to return to Glassport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Civil Service Slates Tests --- Men experienced in communications and electronics equipment are being sought for work in contractors plants in the eastern states, the U.S. Civil Service Commission announced today.. An examination will be given for the position of inspector in communications and electronics equipment. Salaries are listed from $3100 to $4200 a year.. Applicants must have had progressively responsible technical experience in development, manufacturing, repair or installation or operation of electronic or electrical communication equipment in the higher grades. Applicants must also have had pertinent inspection, design or testing experience of electronics and communications equipment. No written test is required.. Applicants must be between 19 and 62. Age limits will be waved for veteran preferance applicants.. Additional information and application forms may be obtained from Philip Maurer, clerk at the Glassport Post Office. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Session Carded By PNA Committee --- Chairman Frank Hostick of the Polish National Alliance equipment and fixtures committee has called a meeting of the group today at 8:30 p.m. in the PNA Hall.. Committee members include Walter Krol, John Chalawski, Paul Buldak, Joseph Ejchost, Joseph Chula and Nick Siudela, local PNA president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Two-Car Mishap Reprted Here --- A two-car mishap yesterday afternoon on Sixth St. marked the second accident this week where a parked car has been struck by a passing vehicle.. Frank McGreary of 127 W. Second St., Greensburg, told police he opened the left door of his car, parked between Monongahela Ave. and Hemlock Ay., when a car travelling east struck his door.. According to police, James Dille of 330 Hazel Dr., Mount Lebanon, was the owner and driver of the passing vehicle. Neither driver was injured, but damage was reported to the right front fender, dor and light of Dille's car and to the door of McGreary's vehicle. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Postmaster Announces Cadillac Stamp --- A new stamp, commemorating the landing of Caddilac at Detroit in 1701, is now on sale at the Glassport Post Office, Mrs. Pauline Hutton, postmaster, announced today.. The stamps, which are blue, are available in sheets of 50 and sell for 3 cents a stamp. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Meet Postponed --- The meeting of the official board of the First Methodist Church, previously scheduled for today, has been postponed until Wednesday, Aug. 8, it was announced by the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the church. The session will be held in the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 1, 1951 --- Football Practice --- Glassport Midgets football team will hold its first practice session for this season at 6 p.m. at Babyak Park. Boys seeking births must be within an age limit of nine and 14 years. The session will be in gharge of Coach Regis Pater. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1951 --- Bridge Mishap Injures Woman --- A man and his wife were slightly injured last night when a car in which they were riding was struck from behind by a pick-up truck on the Glassport ramp to the Dravosburg Bridge.. Elizabeth Holliday, 42, Lovedale Rd., was admitted to the McKeesport Hospital for observation and examination last night. Her condition today was reported as fair.. Harold Holliday, 39, same address, bruised his arm.. Police said their car was hit as Holliday halted at a stop sign. Matt Rozanski, of 527 Indiana Ave., Glassport, was identified as the driver of the truck. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 2, 1951 --- Bowlers Plan 12th Season --- Plans for the opening of their twelfth bowling season ar being made by the St. Cecelia Bowling League, Secretary Paul Trunzo disclosed today.. Cards have been sent to members asking them to notify the secretary if they intend to participate in league play this year. Members are requested to return the cards by Monday.. League officials expect to resume bowling activities early in September at Morrow's Alleys.. Officers for this year are Toni Shumber, president, Anthony Iacone, vice president; Jim Connors, treasurer, and Mr. Trunzo. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Plant Lists Program For Annual Picnic --- Plans are nearing completion for the annual joint union-management picnic of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Corp. and the Pittsburgh Engineering and Machine Corp.. Also participating in the Kennywood affair on Aug. 17 will be employees from the fort Pitt Steel Casting Co., sister division of the Glassport firms.. Union-Management Affair.. Management and union officials have scheduled a full day of athletic and amusement activities for the 2200 employees of the three firms and their families.. Management officials expect over $5000 in tickets to be utilized by the play-seekers from the companies at the fun-center The companies are providing over 80 percent of the tickets.. General chairmen for the picnic are Emil Zawilla of the Glassport plants and James Kallison of Fort Pitt.. Supervising the sports program will be Steven Stecki of the foundry and Richard Maraffi of fort Pitt.. Sports committee.. Assisting Stecki are William Clarke, John Cagney and Stanley J. Shermer. Bernard curran and Ernest Cipicchio are aiding Maraffi.. Ticket chairman Ralph Butcher of the foundry has Ed Bowen, William Hemminger, Howard Artie, Jesse Curry and John Cagney for his committee.. For fort Pitt, the ticket committee includes Chairman Horace Galley, George Bradley, Joseph dubranski, Henry Smith and James Taylor.. On the Foundry Safety committee are Chairman Ernest Kanto, Henry Hart, John Jarusinski, William Fescyemer, Ed Kantor and Tom Tiszkiewicz, Andrew Husok and Julius Berta will handle the safety program for Fort Pitt.. Free Bus Service.. Supervising free bus transportation are John Bartko of the Glassport division and Anthony Pellechia of the McKeesport plant.. Assisting Bartko are Howard Artie, Lee coddington, A. Mitchell and Walter Coddington.. The first bus will leave Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Others will leave at 10:45, 11, 11:15 and 11:30. Fort Pitt picnickers can board buses at Twenty-fifth and Walnut Sts. in McKeesport at 10:30, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m.. Buses will leave downtown McKeesport at the northwest corner of Fifth Ave. and Market St. Departures will be made at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.. Buses will start leaving Kennywood at 8:30 p.m.. Athletic Program.. The sports program will begin at 11:30 at the park athletic field. A tug-of-war between Glassport Local 1306 and Local 1406 from Fort Pitt will inaugurate the atletic activities.. A softball game between the union rivals will follow the rope pulling contest.. Races have been scheduled for boys and girls in various age groups, with amusement tickets to be awarded to the winners. Cash prizes will be given to adult winners in the sports events, which will be restricted to employees and wives of employees.. The victorious tug of war team will walk away $50 to the good. Only ten men will be allowed to participate from each union. although the winning softball team will win #30, the losers will not be forgotten -- they will receive a consolation sum of $15.. Employees were reminded to contact their committeemen for free tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased from F. J. Risacher of Pittsburgh Steel foundry; Joseph Polink of Pittsburgh Engineering Machine co. and R. W. Karnes of Fort Pitt. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Program Committee Sets Meet Sunday --- A meeting of the program Committee of the Polish National alliance has been called for sunday, it was announced by Chairman Frank Anuszkiewicz.. Committee members are Joseph Ejcost, Walter Krol, Adolph Ickiewicz, Al Zyra, Joseph Michalski, Ralph Tyszkiewicz, anthony Kruska, George choclkla, Stanley Szpanka, Frank Merta, Joseph Chuia and John Krol Jr. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Youth Fellowship Holds Lawn Fete --- The Youth Fellowship of the first methodist Church will hold a lawn fete this evening on the church lawn, Mrs. alice Finney, counsellor of the group, announced.. In the event of inclement weather, the affair will be held in the church basement.. Ice cream, cake, soft drinks and coffee will be sold. Chairman of the event is Velma Backstrom, Youth Fellowship president. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Library Open --- The Women's Club free library in the CIO Bldg. will be open tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m., it was announced. Members serving as librarians will be Mrs. Harry Kass, Mrs. Frank Duncan and Miss Gwen Hough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Program Scheduled For School Board --- The summer music program in the public schools will swing into its second phase on Monday, Band director Arthur Quadraccia announced today.. All band members are urged to report to the high school at 9 a.m. with uniforms and instruments. Rehearsal sessions will continue for three weeks, Monday through Friday. Approximately 45 students are expected to comprise this year's band.. Parochial school pupils wishing to take lessons are requested to contact Mr. Quadraccia at the high school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Sportsmen to Meet --- The monthly meeting of the Glassport Sportsmen's Club will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of Roy Nickolis, Seventh St. and Michigan Ave. President Henry Hart will preside at the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 9, 1951 --- Session Carded --- Announcment has been made that the Ladies Auxilliary to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall, Mrs. Rose Mash will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 10, 1951 --- Glass Workers Picnic Tomorrow --- Over 300 union and management workers of the U. S. Glass Co. and their families will join in the plant's annual picnic tomorrow at the Lithuanian Country Club at Route 885.. The picnic committee is composed of members from Locals 549 and 2 of the AFL Glassworkers' Union as well as representatives from the company. General picnic chairman is Mrs. Alice Boyer. Union chairmen are George Bash of Local 549 and William Detman of Local 2.. On the sports program are races, horseshoe pitching contests and softball and baseball games.. Free dancing is scheduled with music to be provided by Gobbel's orchestra.. Buses will leave Seventh St. at 1 p.m. and return to the borough at 9 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 10, 1951 --- Masch Reveals School Funds --- The Glassport School District opened the month of August with a balance of $39,866.49 in the treasury, Treasurer C. P. Masch disclosed today.. The July 1 balance was $8305.39. Deposits during July included $68.40 from the state for school lunch program; $124.32 tuition from Port Vue; 248.59 tuition from Elizabeth Twp; $240.10, Versailles Twp. tuition; $123.97, Liberty Borough tuition; and $57.55 from Roy Hickes, former high school principal who now heads the Carnegie school system.. Hickes' deposits included $46.65 from shop project; $14, napkin machines and $.90 library fee.. Deposits made by Tax Collector J. T. Witkowski were $51,938.79. Of that amount, $287.34 was obtained from delinquent taxes.. Payment of $21, 214.61 for 100 vouchers reduced the total amount on deposit to the present balance.. Sinking fund balances included: E, 109.24; F, 122.50; H, $5725; J, $10,192.49 and K, $1447.44.. No deposits were made in the funds. The only withdrawl was made in the Fund K. Fund K had a balance of $6228.62 on July 1, but withdrawls totalling $4781.18 dropped it to the August 1 balance. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 10, 1951 --- Couple Observes 50th Anniversary --- Mr. and Mrs. Luigi D'Angelo of 824 Monongahela Ave. are observing their golden wedding anniversary today with a family dinner at Ferri's restaurant and a reception following in the Sons of Italy Bldg.. The couple were born in Italy and married in Cravinas, Brazil. They have lived in Glassport since 1909, when they came to the United States. Mr. D'Angelo is 68 and his wife is 66.. Their seven children who will be present to round today's memorable occasion ar Mrs. JuliusSgattoni, Mrs. Mary Compano, Mrs. George Prelock and John, Anthony and George, all of Glassport. Another daughter, Mrs. Katherine Chevernini lives in McKeesport.. The Glassport couple also have 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 10, 1951 --- Borough Lions Club Holds Regular Meeting --- Members of the Glassport Lions Club held their regular meeting last evening last evening at Pickett's Grove. Lunch was served by Milt Snyder and Edward Wojciechowski.. Following the business session, the program committee met and made plans for the coming year. The committee is made up of A. Wolf, chairman, J. Hester, J. Heidish, W. Rague, P Smith and H. Kill.. J. Murtha was in charge of the club's businees meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 10, 1951 --- Three Members Serve As Librarians Today --- The Women's Club library will be open today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the CIO Bldg., it was announced.. Members serving as librarians will be Mrs. Harry Kass, Mrs. Frank Duncan and Miss Gwen Hough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 23, 1951 --- Session Scheduled By Eagles Group --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Eagles Aerie 1185 will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Eagles Home, it was announced. Mrs. Pearl White will conduct the business session.. Plans are being made by the Eagles for a corn and wiener roast on Sept. 9 at Piekut's Grove. On the program will be games and entertainment, with the music to be provided by the William Katic trio. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 23, 1951 --- Sportsmen Set Special Meet --- A special meeting of the Broadway Sportsmen's Club has been called for Sunday at the home of President George Harff.. Reports of all picnic committees will be made at the session. The group plans to hold a basket picnic for members and their families over the Labor Day holidays at the club's camp in Warren County. It was announced that the camp room has been completed.. Picnic proceeds will be used to provide furniture and other needed items at the camp.. The sportsmen commended the firemen for their aid in constructing the camp addition. They announced they will present a contribution to the truck fund, set up by Citizens Hose Co. No. 1. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 23, 1951 --- Firemen to Hold Picnic at Grove --- Plans for their annual picnic were completed last night by firemen of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1.. President Sam DeMarco announced that the affair will be held Sunday at Piekut's Grove.. Featured on the day's program will be a softball game between the married and single men. Also listed are games and free dancing. The event, it was noted, is open to the public. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 23, 1951 --- Democrats Slate Annual Corn Roast --- Officials of the Democratic Organization announced that the party will hold its annual corn roast and picnic on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Piekut's Grove.. In charge of the arrangements is Joseph T. Witkowski, chairman of the group. Assisting him are Democratic committeemen and women.. Tickets for the event may be obtained from any member of the organization, it was announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 24, 1951 --- Classes Open In Kindergarten --- Kindergarten pupils may still be enrolled in kindergarten classes, Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser announced today.. Children must be five years of age on or before February 1, 1952. Birth certificates are required and a child must be vaccinated.. Parents are requested to contact Mrs. Lois Carpenter for registration.. Kindergarten classes will be taught in Room 2 of the Second Ward School in the morning and afternooen. The morning session will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m.while the afternoon calss will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1951 --- Political Club Meets Sunday --- President Frank Tacik has announced that the Polish American Political Club will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the PNA Hall.. The group plans to announce endorsement of candidates for the fall election.. All members and those desiring to join the club are urged to attend. Other officers are John Krol Sr., vice president; John Tudik, secretary and Stanley Zawodniak, treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1951 --- Three Members Serve As Librarians Today --- The public library in the CIO Bldg. on Monongahela Ave. will be open today from 7 to 9 p.m., it was annopunced.. Members serving as librarians are Mrs. Cloyde Mountain, Mrs. Carl Masch and Mrs. Otto Kirmeyer. The library is sponsored by the Women's Club. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1951 --- Auditors File Report For Past School Year --- Glassport School Directors spent a total of $322,165.91 in operating the school district during the past year.. This was revealed in the annual fiscal report made by Auditors Edith Goshio and Joseph Milligan.. Total Expenditures, however, were within the revenue received by the school district, since receipts totaled $327,717.65 from July 1, 1950 to July 1, 1951.. Largest Expenditure.. The largest departmental expenditure was alloted to instruction, which cost $142,316.51. Heaviest slice of this, $108,900.32, was given in the form of teachers' salaries.. Other instructional expenses were: supervisors' salaries, $17,114.02; other expenses of supervisors, $114; principals' salaries, $5364.26; salaries of principal's clerks, $2483.60; textbooks, $2592.78; books for school libraries, $588.37; supplies used in instruction, including library supplies, $3509.68; attending teacher's institute, $840.80; tuition, $266.72; and commencement exercises and exhibits, $511.96.. General control expenditures totaled $17,429.12. The major portion of this went to the supervising principal's salary, $5772.16, and $5947.76 to the tax collector. Lagal services cost $2211.62.. Auxiliary Agencies.. Auxiliary agencies and coordinae activities cost the school district $6946.45. Medical inspection, nurse and dental service cost $2099.87, $1582 and $427.50, respectively.. Operation of the school plant added $26,728.03 to school expenditures. Wages of janitors and other employees were listed as $15,636.82. Next greatest chunk for running the schools was $6418.91 for fuel. Other operating expenses were: water, $569.26; light and power, $1727.61; janitors' supplies, $1767.82; services other than personal, $151 and telephone rental, $456.61.. Maintenance of school buildings and grounds totaled $4930.47.. The total expense of fixed charges was $7516.50. Of this, $5918.59 went to the state retirement board. However, this includes only the board's payment to the retirement board and not teachers' deductions.. Capital outlay totaled $70,018.83. Of this, the heaviest expenditure was $65,461.97 for the new athletic stadium.. Other Disbursements.. Sinking fund services totaled $46,280.. Disbursements also included: $22,000, to redeem bonds: $8220 in interest on bonds and $64,413.40 for other purposes (stadium).. Total assessments amounted to $1,379,421.78. These included: school building and sites at cost, $1,155,046.36; textbooks and equipment at cost, $79,610; due from lien taxes, $77,678.85; due from taxes (not liened), $39,155.99; sinking fund balance, $22,377.85; balance on hand, $5551.74.. Total liabilities, totaling $291,036, included bonded indebtedness (with vote of the electorate), $77,000 and $36 for script issued unredeem.. Net resources of the school district were listed at $1,088,385.78. Assessed valuation of taxable real estate was fixed at $10,022,468 with the tax rate for last year levied at 18 mills. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1951 --- Firemen Slate Annual Outing --- Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 of Glassport will hold its annual stag outing tomorrow at the home of George Neidermeyer on Fallen Timber Rd., Elizabeth Twp.. The event will feature a baseball game between the single and married men, a horshoe tournament and target contest. The ball game will be played at the Lovedale Hollow Field and is scheduled to get under way at 3 p.m.. Another activity planned for the affair will be swimming at the Neidermeyer pool. Refreshments will be served.. Members are asked to meet at the hose house on Monongahela Ave. at 2 p.m. Transportation to and from the outing site will be provided. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1951 --- Picnic Scheduled By Odd Fellows --- A basket picnic has been scheduled tomorrow by the Glassport Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and their families.. Adam Stinebaugh is in charge of the arrangements for the affair which will be held in Pavillion No. 4 in Renziehausen Park.. Ralph Thomas will direct the sports program. Coffe, soft drinks and ice scream will be furnished by the Odd Fellows Lodge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1951 --- Sproull Cards Church Service --- "Fasting and Prayer for This Day's Need" is the sermon subject announced by the Rev. Howard Sproull for the 11 a.m. worship tomorrow in the Assembly of God Church.. The offetory will be presented by the church orchestra.. Sunday school convenes at 9:45 a.m. under the supervision of William Milligan, superintendent. The sermon topic for the 7:30 p.m. service will be announced than by the pastor. The male quartet will sing during the service.. The pastor will continue his study of the 17th Chapter of John at the Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in the church.. Christ's Ambassadors will meet Thursday at 7:45 p.m. under the direction of Mr. Milligan. A cottage prayer meeting is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m.. Held at the home of a member of the congregation, the session will be directed by Donald Castor. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- 'Remedy for Sin' Topic of Pastor --- The Rev. Charles V. Reeder has announced that he has selected "God's Remedy for Sin" as his sermon text tomorrow at the 10:55 a.m. service in the first Presbyterian Church.. This will mark the first service here for the pastor since his vacation at Brant Lake, N.Y. He also vacationed ten days at Lake Chautauqua and in Canada.. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. under the supervision of William G. Rankin, Jr., superintendent. Classes have been arranged for all ages. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Talk Arranged By McKeesporter --- Guest speaker tomorrow at the 10:45 a.m. worship in the First Methodist Church will be J. F. Uncles of McKeesport.. An anthem will be presented by the choir, directed by Earl Deremer.. Superintendent Hengust Robinson will have charge of the Sunday School when it begins at 9:45 a.m. Classes have been arranged by Sunday School officials for all age groups. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Hart to Occupy Lutheran Pulpit --- John S. Hart, teacher of the adult class in the Sunday School of St. John's Lutheran Church, will occupy the pulpit in St. John's Church tomorrow at the 11 a.m. service.. This marks the second Sunday Mr. Hart has addressed the local congregation. The Rev. Albert Speck, now on vacation, will resume his regular duties next Sunday.. At 9:45 a.m., Sunday School will begin under the supervision of W. Hays Satterfield, general superintendent. Assisting him will be Mrs. Kathleen Smith, beginners' superintendent and Mrs. Alice Turney, primary, junior and intermediate superintendent. Mr. Hart will conduct the adult class. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Death Claims Railroader Here --- Frank Latish, 38, was found dead last night by police not far from where he roomed at 718 Detroit Ave.. Lt. Ralph Mularski reported that he found Latish, who is employed on the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, in a ditch at 710 Detroit Ave. The railroader was pronounced dead on arrival of Dr. Thomas Richards. He said death was apparently due to a heart attack.. Police are seeking relatives of Latish who roomed alone. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Baptist Service Set By Harding --- "Faith Is the Victory" is the sermon theme of the Rev. Winfield Harding tomorrow at the 11 a.m. worship in the First Baptist Church.. The anthem will be sung by the choir, directed by Miss Margaret Van Natta.. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. under the supervision of Abram Squibb, superintendent. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Picnic Tomorrow --- The Otto Athletic Assn. will hold a picnic tomorrow at Gliwa's Farm. The affair will be for the benefit of the Glassport Little League baseball team. On the program are refreshments, games and free dancing. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 25, 1951 --- Personal --- Recuperating in McKeesport Hospital following appendectomies are Marion G. Beck of 523 Monongahela Ave. and Arthur Howard Jr. of Summitt St. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 27, 1951 --- Political Club Endorses Slate --- Councilman Nicholas G. Siudela and other candidates on the local Democratic slate were endorsed yesterday by the Polish American Political Club.. Mr. Siudela is president of the local Polish National Alliance chapter, of which the political group is a division.. The political club withheld their endorsement of the county candidates until a later date as they wished to wait until a nominee is named to replace Judge James L. O'Toole who died recently.. Frank Tacik, president of the political groupm presided at the session held in the PNA Bldg.. Named by Tacik on the membership committee were Wallace Szpanka, chairman; John Kwolek, Frank Anuszkiewicz, Ralph Tysziewicz and Ray Figas.. The usual contribution was made for the new PNA building. According to the contractor, the structure will be completed about the middle of next month. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1951 --- Whirl Confirs With Students --- Students transferring this year to Glassport High School from other high schools are to contact Robert Whirl, high school principal, this week to arrange their schedule for the coming year.. A transcript of credits from the school last attended should be sent to the local high school.. Mr. Whirl would also like to see pupils who have failed subjects and those with irregular schedules. He will be available in the high school office daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. School Starts Next Week.. Classes in the borough's public schools begin Sept. 4.. Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser announced that registrations are still being taken for kindergarten pupils.. Children elligible to enroll in kindergarten classes must be five years of age on or before Feb. 1, 1952 Birth and vaccination certificates are required at the time of registration.. Kindergarten Request.. Parents are requested to contact Mrs. Lois Carpenter for the registration of kindergarten children.. She will teach two classes in Room 2 of the Second Ward School.. Morning classes will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. while the afternoon sessions will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1951 --- Time Hurries For Eligibles --- District men, slated for induction into the Armed Forces, have only the remainder of this month to select the service of their choice.. S/Sgt. W. R. Fisher, who is in charge of the U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force recruiting service in the borough, explained that men 18 1/2 through 25 are eligible to be inducted, according to the current Selective Service law.. During this month, he said, 20 percent of the selective service quota is being assigned to the U. S> Marine Corps and the remainder to the army.. Unusual Procedure.. Normally, men in this age group who have received their notices to report for a pre-induction examination, as well as men who have completed the examination, are denied the privelege of volunteering.. However, during the remainder of August, a special relaxation of regulations permits pre-inductees and registrants to select a branch of service of their choice.. Among current available choices are the U. S. Air Force, two-year Army enlistment, airborne service, certain technical schools and counter intelligence agencies. Inquiries Welcome.. Inquiries are requested of men in the eligible age groups as well as from their parents, friends and employers.. Further information may be obtained fro Sgt. Fisher who may be contacted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Glassport Post Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. He is also available during the week at the McKeesport recruiting office, located in the Post Office Bldg., Eight and Walnut Sts. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Democrats to Hold Annual Corn Roast --- The Glassport Democratic Organization is holding its annual corn roast and picnic Sunday at Piekut's Grove.. Democratic chairman Joseph T. Witkowski is in charge of the arrangements. Assisting him are local committee men and women. Mrs. Irene Kass, borough sanitarian and treasurer of the group, is handling publicity for the affair. Assisting her is Miss Regina Witkowski, borough secretary. The affair is one of the outstanding events of the year held by Glassport Democrats.. Ticket Committee.. On the ticket committee are Joseph Shaffer, Thomas Reed, Louis Jackson, John Orenyak, James Thomas, George Goshio, Frank Tacik and Stephen Marcus. Tickets may be obtained from any member of the organization.. The refreshment committee includes Mrs. Helen Kuzio and Mrs. Sadie Wolf, chairmen, assisted by Miss Elizabeth Stinner, Miss Elizabeth Hester, Miss Gertrude Novak, Miss Eleanor Marcus, Miss Marion Maceyko, Miss Edith Goshio, Miss Clara Czarnecki, Mrs. Catherine Carneval, Mrs. Mary Novak, Mrs. Anna Wible, Mrs. Myrtle Hays, Mrs. Stella Mularski and Mrs. Edith Slafka.. Property Committee.. Members of the property committee are Chairman Joseph Kuzio, John Murin, Mike Wargo, Albert Gay, James Durr, John Robinson, William Krills, Charles Geizheiser, Lewis Cross, Stanley Tyskiewicz, Thomas Dzurko, Anthony Piotrowski, Stanley Mazurwiewicz, Frank Doratio, John Razewski, William Petrosky, Anthony Kopczynski, John Lust, George Kollar, Henry Wible, Charles Hays, Andy Grimm, Joseph Geracitano, Mike Obranovich, Alex Nedinsky, John Bartko, Charles Murin, John Zidick, Edward Pasinski, Tovio Ranta, Arthur Salzman and Sam Whirl.. Thomas Reed is chairman of the corn committee. Assisting him are James Thomas, O. Siudela, Edward Novak, Joseph Mauritz, Joseph Kollar, Emil Orenyak, Frank Porto, Harvey Schauffler, Edward Smith, Chester Jesionowski, David Herlehy, Frank Topelski, C. Harold Skodol, Joseph Milligan and John Dolnack.. Ways and Means.. Chairman of the ways and means committee is Steve Marcus. His aids are Robert Shaw, Mr. Witkowski, Clarence Urbanski, Louis Jackson, John P. Hester, H. I. Hoffman, Charles Kurta, Nicholas G. Siudela, Robert Marcus, Frank Tacik, Joseph Zebak, Steve Zurenda, John Sydeski, John Kollar, Ralph Mularski, Richard Buck, Felix Repine, Frank Rommel, George Fasizka, Julius Slafka, Alva Nowels, Dr. Carl P. Masch, James Murphy and Walter Klimek. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Discount Available on District Taxes --- Borough and school taxes are now payable at a two percent discount, it was announced by Tax Collector Joseph T. Witkowski.. The discount will be given until Sept. 30 Taxes may be paid at the tax office in the Borough Bldg. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Cotton Bowlers Elect Officers --- New officers were elected last night by the Cotton Bowling League.. Serving for the coming season will be Mrs. Isabell Cairns, president; Mrs. Eleanor Mayer, treasurer and Mrs. Betty Hannum, secretary.. Captains selected for the four teams are Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh, Mrs. mildred wojciechowski, Mrs. Jennie Knaus and Mrs. Katie Bodnar.. League officials announced that the tems would open the season on Sept. 10 at Morrow's Alleys. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Banquet Slated By Local Women --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 has scheduled Sept. 5 for its annual banquet.. Mrs. Anthony Angelo is chairman of the affair, which will be held at the Vogue Terrace.. Members are to meet at the soutwest corner of Market St. and fifth Ave. in McKeesport to board the chartered bus which will transport them to the Vogue Terrace. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Rotarians Schedule Session in Church --- The Rotary Club will resume its dinner meetings in St. John's Lutheran Church today, it was announced by President William King.. The group will meet in the church at 6:15 p.m. This marks the first session there since July when the club inaugurated a series of outdoor sessions with Clairton Rotarians in Clairton Park. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 28, 1951 --- Meets Discontinued --- Mrs. Tillie Bodnar, secretary, has announced that all meetings of the Mothers Club have been discontinued until further notice. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 31, 1951 --- Rooms Assigned In High School --- Home room assignments for students attending the junior-senior high school have been announced by principal Robert Whirl.. Classes in the public schools will begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. Ninth graders are to report to the high school at 8:45 a.m. while, tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders will begin classes in the afternoon. They are to report to their home rooms before 1 p.m.. Classes convene at 1:05 p.m.. All home room teachers will have a list of pupils assigned to the various rooms. In the event that students have difficulty on opening day in locating their home rooms, school officials have asked them to confer with any of the home room teachers for assignment to the proper room.. Ninth grade pupils will have the following home rooms: Miss Mary Lou Harbaugh, 10; Mrs. Grace W. Barres, 11; John Sebastian, 12; Dominic Iannotta, 13; Mrs. dorothy P. Edmundson, 20 and Miss Eleanor Payne, 21.. Tenth grade instructors and their respective home rooms are Joseph Lapkowicz, 22; William Hornfeck, 24; John A. Abbruzzese, 31; Darwin Mihoces, 32.. Miss Elsie McClure is assigned to home room 30; Miss Margaret Opris, 33 and Miss Naomi Birch, 38. They are eleventh grade instructors.. Rooms assigned to twelfth grade instructors are are Myron Ghetian, 35; Miss Lillian Demestichas, 36, and George gorun, 37.. Elementary classes in the First, Second and Third Ward schools will begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday, officials said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 31, 1951 --- Members to Serve In Club's Library --- Members of the Women's Club will serve as librarians in the free club-sponsored library in the CIO Bldg. on Monongahela Ave.. Serving today from 7 to 9 p.m. will be Mrs. L. V. Dumas, Mrs. Hubert Miller and Mrs. Ulysses LaBrosse. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 31, 1951 --- Collection Monday --- Regular garbage pickups will be made Monday, Mrs. Irene Kass, borough sanitation officer announced today. She added that sanitation men will follow their regular schedule of collections next week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Naser Occupies Church Pulpit --- Occupying the Methodist pulpit tomorrow at the 10:45 a.m. worship in the absence of the Rev. W. S. Hamiltonwho is on vacation, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport schools, will speak on "Footprints on the Sands of Time.". Selections will be presented by the Eveready male quartet composed of Earl Deremer, Charles Snyder, William Summerville and Donald Forbes.. Superintendent Hengust Robinson will have charge of the Sunday School when it convenes at 9:45 a.m.. Three church groups have scheduled meetings during the week in the church. On Tuesday, the Friendship Class will meet at 8 P.M., the Official Board on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and the Henderson Class on Thursday at 8 p.m.. Choir rehearsal is set for Friday at 7 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Reeder Cards Sermon Theme --- The Rev. Charles V. Reeder has announced that he has selected "Why Work!" as his sermon subject tomorrow at the 10:55 a.m. service in the First Presbyterian Church.. An anthem will be sung by the choir.. Sunday School will convene at 9:45 a.m. under the supervision of Superintendent William G. Rankin Jr. Classes have been arranged for all age groups.. A meeting of the Young Adult Class is planned for Tuesday at 8 p.m. while at the same time on Thursday the Philathea Class will meet. Both groups will meet in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- 'Super Provision' Topic of Sproull -- "Super Provision" is the sermon theme of the Rev. Howard Sproull at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow in the Assembly of God Church.. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. under the supervision of William Milligan, superintendent. For his evening topic at 7:45 p.m., the pastor will speak on "The Magnificent Word." Special music will be presented at the service.. The pastor will continue his study of the 17th Chapter of John at the prayer and praise service on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.. Mr. Milligan will have charge of the Christ Ambassadors' meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Eagles to Hold Annual Picnic --- Glassport Eagles, Aerie 1183, will hold their first annual picnic on Sept. 9 at Piekut's Grove it was announced by George Germak, chairman of the board of trustees. In charge of entertainment are Jerome Schallici and Joseph Spanbauer.. Music during the day will be provided by the Bil Katie trio.. Contracts have been awarded for the remodeling of the Eagles home. The renovation is to begin next week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Republicans Set Campaign Plans --- Plans for the fall campaign will be aired by borough Republicans when they meet Sept. 10 in the Odd Fellows Hall.. The group will also discuss a registration day in the borough. The date will be announced later.. Chairman Charles Shoaf has asked all committee men and women, candidates, workers and those wishing to join the organization to attend the session. The meeting had been set for Monday, but was changed to the later date because of Labor Day. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Democrats Plan Picnic Tomorrow --- Glassport Democrats will hold their annual picnic and corn roast tomorrow at Piekut's Grove.. Activities, headed by Joseph T. Witkowski and his committees, will begin at 2 p.m.. Dancing will be held all day. The Paramount Quartet will play from 7 p.m. to midnight. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Speck Cards 'Spirit' Sermon --- The Rev. Albert E. Speck announced that he will speak on "Living in the Spirit when he occupies the pulpit tomorrow at the 11 a.m. service in St. John Lutheran's church.. Sunday School will be directed by W. Hays Satterfield, general superintendent. Assisting him will be Mrs. Katleen Smith, beginners' superintendent, and Mrs. Alice Turney, junior and intermediate superintendent. John S. Hart will teach the adult class.. Mrs. Hart will preside Thursday at the meeting of the Women's Missionary and Aid Society, set for 7:15 p.m. in the church. Devotional leader will be Mrs Speck. Co-hostesses are Mrs. George Mowry and Mrs. Paul Eddy.. Boy Scout Troop 56 will meet Friday at 7:15 p.m. in the church under the leadership of George Holloway, scoutmaster. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- School Opens Here Tuesday --- It's off to school again for public school pupils in the borough.. Classes will begin Tuesday in the junior-senior high school and the three elementary buildings.. Ninth graders are to report to the high school at 8:45 a.m., while tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades will begin classes Tuesday afternoon.. They are to report to their home rooms before 1 p.m. Classes convene at 1:15 p.m.. Students having difficulty locating their proper home rooms are requested to confer with home room teachers or Principal Robert Whirl. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Harding Sets Sermon Topic --- "Laborers Together With God" is the sermon theme announced by the Rev. Winfield Harding for the 11 a.m. worship tomorrow in the First Baptist Church.. An anthem will be sung by the choir, directed by Miss Nargaret VanNatta.. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. under the supervision of superintendent Abram Squibb.. A prayer and praise service is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the church. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Hebrew School --- President Myer Alpern of the Congregation B'Nai Isreal announced that Hebrew school will begin Tuesday. Classes will meet at 4 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 1, 1951 --- Personal --- Russell Walters of 228 Monongahela Ave. is reported convalescing in Mulkey Hospital, Millen, Ga., where he recently underwent an appendectomy. He was on his way to Miami, Fla., for a vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Compayno, and an aunt and uncle when he took ill. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Directors to Meet --- The board of directors of the Lion's Club will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg., it was announced by Elwyn Williams. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Reliance Women Announce Program --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Reliance Hose Co. will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow instead of the regulary scheduled 8 p.m.. Miss Jean Iacone, president of the group, today announced the change due to a special program which has been arranged for the meeting. Mrs. Colleen Welsh, hostess for the affair, will be aided by Mrs. Betty Benner, Mrs. Rose Borso and Mrs. Catherine Burke.. Plans will be made for the annual banquet. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Sessions Resumed By Legion Post --- American Legion Post 443 will resume its semi-monthly sessions at a meeting tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the Legion Home on Monongahela Ave. after a two month period.. Commander Ben Miller announced that installation of new officers will take place as well as the "discussion of important business.". Refreshments will be served at the close of the session.. It was disclosed that Mr. Miller has been appointed publicity chairman of the 33rd district. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Church Bible Class Sets Election Today --- Election of officers will mark today's meeting of the Hanna Henderson Bible Class.. The group will meet at 8 p.m. in the first Methodist Church.. Mrs. Samuel Whirl, president, will have charge of the business session. Leading devotions is Mrs. Albert Dean. Hostesses are Mrs. Blanche Hickes and Mrs. Orville Orbin. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Philathea Class To Meet Tomorrow --- The Philathea Class of the First Presbyterian Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church.. Mrs. Janet S. McMullen will have charge of the session and Mrs. Hazel Davis will be the devotional leader. Hostesses will be Mrs. Margaret Hartman, Mrs. Lois King and Miss Lois P. Carpenter. All members are urged to attend this session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Sportsmen Set Plans --- Building plans will be discussed by the Sportsmen's Club when it meets Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The group will meet in the home of Roy Nickoll's, Seventh St. and Michigan Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- League Lists Bowling Teams --- Team members and captains have been announced for the Twenty-Thirty Bowling League which will open the fall season on Sept. 11.. Bowlers are to be on hand at 9 p.m. at Morrow's Alleys.. Mrs. Dawn Soltesz will captain the green team Other members are Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Mrs. Selena Kirkwood, Mrs. Jane Taylor and Mrs. Isabell Marusky.. Captaining the pink team is Mrs. Rhoda Stanbauer. Her teammates are Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Regina Bozzo, Mrs. Angie Lutkus and Mrs. Margaret Campbell.. Representing the blue team will be Captain Helen Katic, Mrs. Rose Mash, Mrs. Gladys Przywarty, Mrs. Lydia Holmes and Mrs. Laura Crncic.. Captaining the yellow team is Wanetta Mayhugh. Others on the team are Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Mrs. Dorothy Lee, Mrs. Ann Spanbauer and Mrs. Smyla Byerly.. Officers for the coming season are Mrs. Wagner, president; Mrs. Palmer, secretary and Mrs. Kirkwood, treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Football Tickets Now Available Here --- Reserve seat tickets for Friday's football game between the Gladiators and McKeesport's Tigers are now available at the high school office, it was announced by principal Robert Whirl.. Kick-off for the contest, to be played on World War Memorial Field, is slated for 8 p.m.. Season tickets for the five home games to be played in the new stadium will go on sale Sept. 10. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Special Meeting --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Sons of Italy will hold a special meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the new club rooms Presiding at the session, to be held in the new building at Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave., will be Mrs. Kate Reynolds, president. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- Resident Wins Fair Ribbons --- Mrs. Martin Kantorczyk can add 48 more blue ribbons to the more than 800 she has collected since 1935 at Allegheny County fairs.. Winning ribbons at the fair seems to run in the Kantorczyk family -- for two of her grandchildren also copped awards this year.. Prizes captured over the weekend by the Summittt Ave. woman for entries submitted in the county fair include the following ribbons: Baking -- teo firsts, two seconds and two thirds. Canning -- four firsts, eight seconds, four thirds and a reserved champion. Vegetables -- three firsts, three seconds, one third. Flowers -- eight firsts, three seconds, one third and four honorable mentions.. Patricia, 14, walked off a second winner in the cake baking contest. Ernest Jr., 15, took 12 firsts, eight seconds and five third prizes for pigeons. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 5, 1951 --- (adv) STAR THEATER GLASSPORT Phone2-8630 --- Today & Tomorrow -- "EXCUSE MY DUST" Red Skeleton -- "LAST OF THE BUCCANEERS" Paul Henreid. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 5, 1951 --- Legion Inducts 12 New Members --- Twelve new members were inducted last night at a brief ceremony during the regular meeting of the Glassport American Legion Post No. 443.. They are Clinton D. Crouch, Frank J. Shunder, Donald H. Jones, Teddy Ghetian, John Torma, Kenneth B. Look, Phillip Ashton, Dominic Tisony, Emil S. Rodgers, Joseph Wassel, Charles R. Hays and Stephen Kulik.. Ben Miller, chairman of the Post's X-ray committee, reported that a mobile X-ray unit will be in Glassport from Oct. 22 to 27, inclusive, when X-rays will be offered free of charge.. Members of the committee include Elwyn Phillips, Walter Case, John Stock and William Bradley. ... Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 20, 1951 --- Party Slated --- The installing staff of the Allegheny Southern District No. 4 will sponsor a hostess party tonight at 8:30 at the Star of Rebekah Lodge 563 in the Odd Fellows Hall. Mrs. Mabel Baker, district deputy president, is general chairman of the event. Members have been asked to bring a friend. ... Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1951 --- Local Students Probe Work of Reds in U. S. --- What Is the Communist theory? How does the Communist underground work in the U. S.?. How can a Communist be recognized. How are Communists able to infiltrate good American organizations, clubs and unions, and gain control of them?. These are just a few of the questions the Problems of Democracy class of the Glassport High School is delving into to familiarize the students with the problems of the outside world.. Huge Project.. The Pods, as they are commonly known, have developed the class into a huge project to answer the questions that are preying on the minds of high school students today, such as crime, United Nations, personality, vacation, scientific progress, politics, labor, taxation, Senate committees and Communism -the present subject under discussion.. The class is directed by Dominic Iannotta, but he acts as a member of the class rather than a teacher. The procedure of the class is parliamentary since the Pods have drawn up a constitution consisting of a preamble and by-laws composed of 13 articles.. For two weeks the class held a constitutional convention in order to organize and elect a president . Howard West was elected as the first chairman and served for three weeks as all following presidents will do. He appointed Shirley Backstrom to succeed him.. Letters Sent Many.. In order to learn the purpose of Communism, members of the class have written letters to Dean Acheson, Senator Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee, J. Edgar Hoover, J. Howard McGrath, Matt Cvetic and Louis Budenz. The class has received answers from most of the people and discussion is now, underway.. The officers of the class consist, of a president, vice president, secrectary, sergeant-at-arms, attorney general and a supreme court. A president and his officers serve for three weeks, the supreme, court serves for six weeks, while the attorney general serves for a full school term.. The students have adopted the following preamble to their constitution: "We, the Pods of P. O. D.; have organized ourselves into one Democratic organization to learn how to perform democratic duties. We will endeavor to be able to face the future intelligently and without fear." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 15, 1951 --- Personal --- Frank George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew George, 400 Euclid Ave., played with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at a concert given this week at Carnegie Music Hall. The youth is a student at the Julliard School of Music. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 15, 1951 --- Rebekahs to Hold Event in Local Hall --- The Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 will meet tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the Odd Fellows Hall. Noble Grand Grayce Anderson will be in charge of the business session.. The social following will feature a mock wedding to be presented by Miss Marian Garland and Mrs. Ruth Osley.. Plans will be discussed for the annual children's Christmas party fared for Dec. 18 in the Odd Fellows Hall. The party will be for the children of the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows. Mrs. Betty Lust and her committee will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1951 --- Program Inaugurates Christmas Vacation --- "Christmas Shadow," a three-act play by Edith L. Squires will be presented tomorrow afternoon at the annual Christmas assembly in the Glassport Junior-Senior High School.. The scene of the play is in a home on Christmas Eve in a family where the Korean conflict has brought sadness. The assembly will be in charge are Mrs. Josephine Truxell, a high school commercial teacher.. Cast Announced.. The cast of the play includes: Postman-- Jim Jennings, Bob Stetz; Cook -- Katie O'Brien, Eleanor Reeder; Felice Randolph the twelve-year-old daughter, Mary Ann Nazdoski; Shadow -- Howard West; Grandma Randolph -- Grace Kazmierowski; Aunt Helen-- Betty Kruzek and Doctor David Milner-- Edward Ray.. Edward was substituted as the leading male character Monday since the boy originally scheduled to play the lead was unable to participate. Carolers walking down the street on Christmas eve during the action of the play will be Frances Murray, Mary Donofrio, Tina Orlando, Mary Lou Mellor, Betty Bushnell and Joanne Kaye. They will sing "It Came upon the Midnight Clear" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing.". Violin Solos Carded.. Dorothy Wisniewski will play two violin solos, "Humoresque" and "Shine on Harvest Moon.". Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser announced that assembly will inaugurate the Christmas vacation for borough schools. Students will return to classes Wednesday, Jan. 2.. Don Rose, coach of North Huntington High School will bring his cagers to be Glassport High gymnasium for a tilt tomorrow. Doors will open at 6:45 PM, the preliminary game will begin at 7 PM, and the main event is scheduled for 8:15. The next game will be played Dec. 28 with Clairton High.. Mr. Naser as requested students to take funds for the milk program tomorrow for the remainder of the week of the students return to classes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 19, 1951 --- Troop Slates Award Party --- Boy Scout Troop 52 all St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will hold a Court of Honor awards Christmas party Saturday evening at the meeting room.. Scoutmaster Arthur Marini announced that Russell Walters, Joseph Milligan, Harry Witkowski, Richard Uher and Dennis Marini will receive the Star Scout Award The Star Award is the third highest award in Scouting.. Committeemen Francis O'Connell and Method Evans are in charge of the event with Joseph Pensenstadler, Method Belusar, Adam Mendicino, John Vehec, John Connor, Hubert Zebrowsky and William Pensenstadler serving as aides. Scouts of the troop acted as messengers during the recent Glassport fire. Mr. Marini said, adding that their services were greatly appreciated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 1, 1952 --- Pandora Club Names New Officers Here --- The Pandora Club of Glassport elected officers at a meeting in the home of Mrs. Mary Russen, McKeesport.. President for the new year will be Mrs. Rose Pasinsky, with Mrs. Helen Sinchak serving as secretary and Mrs. Peg Laver, treasurer. Outgoing president is Mrs. Helen Gajdzik.. The group also held its annual Christmas gift exchange when members revealed their secret sisters for the past year. The birthday of Mrs. Russen was marked during the event.. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Gajdzik and Mrs. Sinchak and lunch was served by the hostess. All members attended with Miss Betty Lesko attending as a guest. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Laver of D u q u e s n e , the president announced today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 30, 1952 --- Polio Drive to Open In Borough Tomorrow --- Two Glassport mothers of polio stricken children were the first volunteers for the March of Dimes Drive, which begins tomorrow in the borough.. Mrs. andrew Rusnack, 207 Erie Ave., had a three-year-old daughter stricken with the dreaded desease last August. The child is slowly improving in the hospital.. Mrs. Mary Farmerie, 412 Broadway Ave., also had a small son, contract polio three years ago. The boy is almost completely recovered.. Slogan Announced.. "Let Your Light So Shine" is the slogan of the campaign, according to Mrs. Prather Shuster. She said workers will call at the homes of borough residents with porch lights burning between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m. tomorrow. The drive will be officially opened when the fire siren is blown at 7 p.m. Workers who have not received their supplies from the block chairmen have been requested to contact them immediately.. Mrs. Shuster revealed the names of the block chairmen today and said the workers will be announced when the drive is completed.. Chairmen include First District -- Mrs Elwyn Philips; Second District -- Mrs. Donald Forbes, Mrs Gwendolyn Hough, Mrs. Harry Smith, Mrs. Paul Purnel, Mrs. Robert Davis, Mrs. Elwyn Williams and Mrs. Sophie Gasser; Third District -- Mrs. Irene Sherman, Mrs. Cecilia Roberts and Mrs. Mary Skodol.. Other Districts.. Fourth District -- Mrs. Victor Bucci, Mrs. Walter Snyder, Mrs. Andrew Eddington, Mrs. Frank Weinberg, Mrs. Kenneth Granger, Mrs. Orville Hartman, Mrs. Frank Rommell, Mrs. Charles Broder, Mrs. Helen Bach and Mrs. Opal Robley.. Fifth District -- Mrs. Betty Benner, Mrs. Florence Bonadio, Mrs. Hubert Miller, Mrs. Lester Lewis, Mrs. Barrett McAuliffe, Mrs. Edward Smith, Mrs. Lois Bonadio, Mrs. Dorothy Lesi, Mrs. Anna Dulac, Mrs. Fred Bratton, Miss LaRue Randolph, Mrs Helen Yesensky and Mrs. Julie Ashton.. Sixth District -- Mrs. Mary Farmerie, Mrs. Margaret Heath, Mrs. Helen Zeleznik and Mrs. Laura Shirley. The Seventh District is headed by Mrs. Otto Dahlin while the Eighth District is in charge of Mrs. Hengust Finney. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 30, 1952 --- Student Set Program Here --- Lois Eierhart, kindergarten teacher in the Second Ward School, announced today that the students will present a program for their parents tomorrow in class rooms.. The students will also serve lunch to their parents, Mrs. Eierhart said.. The program will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. by the 67 students enrolled in the kindergarten.. The children will present a musical appreciation program using home made instruments. All of the instruments were made by the children with the aid of their parents, the teacher said.. The instruments to be used include drums made of cereal boxes, sand blocks made of sand paper on blocks of wood, banjos made of cigar and candy boxes, tambourines of pie pans with buttons, castanets made of boxes with beads inside, and triangles made by the students' fathers.. The program is an outgrowth of the rythm band formed at Christmas time, Mrs. Eierhart said. The children play along with carefully selected records and in this way learn to listen and hear musical tones, the teacher added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 12, 1952 --- Coke Works Property Discussed at Session --- Borough Solicitor John P. Hester, informed Council last night that several transfer and storage companies are interested in the 10.6 acres of property encompassed by Broadway, Vermont and Cypress Sts.commonly known as the Coke Works property.. Mr. Hester said that a sketch of the land will be prepared by Borough Engineer Alex Hutchison, showing the harbor line and the land which the borough is planning to use for a sanitary disposal plant. He said an informal meeting with one transfer company was held recently but added that since other companies are interested in the property, the borough will have to re-advertise for bids.. Building on Sight.. Mr. Hester said that a "disreputable" building stands on the site to be sold, adding that the question to be discussed will be whether the borough will sell the land with or without the structure. He instructed Council to advertise for bids for demolishing the building. If the borough does not demolish the building, then the purchaser of the land will have to be informed of the procedure of disposing of the structure, Mr. Hester said.. He also informed Council, that an increase in salary of Councilmen is not permitted by state law. The solicitor received a handbook from the state which noted that the maximum salary for councilmen was $35 a month, but, after contacting the publishers, was informed that the figure was a misprint and that the maximum salary for councilmen of boroughs with a population of 5000 or more was $25 according to an act of 1947.. To Petition WSB.. Discussing the proposed increase of salaries for borough employees, Mr. Hester said its salaries have not been increased since January 15, 1950 an increase of 1.6 percent is permissible without petitioning. He added that he will petition the Wage Stabilization Board in order to allow a greater increase so as to keep employees from entering private industry.. Bids for fire hose were awarded by Councilmen after Borough Secretary Regina Witkowski read bids from five companies. The Eureka Rubber Co. was awarded a contract for 700 feet of 1 1/2 inch hose at $1.05 per foot and the Herbst-Bandel Co. receive the contract for 2000 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose at $1.56 per foot. Both hose are 400 pound pressure.. Bids were received from the Mack motor Truck corp., the White Motor co. and the auto Truck Equipment Co. for the new sanitation truck, but none was excepted pending the decision of the Sanitation and Finance Committees.. Complaint Heard.. Council heard a complaint of a borough resident concerning the relocation of Delaware Ave. Michael Yobak informed Council that he is preferring plans to divide his acreage in lots of that he is unable to plan the lots until the borough relocates Delaware Ave. Mr. Yobak stated that the lots front on no street, making it difficult to divide the property, since the borough plans to extend Delaware through a portion of his land. The Councilmen decided to set a date to view the site.. Charles Kurta, head of the Sanitation Department, received permission from Council last night to erect a chain across the street fronting the borough's dumping site. The borough has been having considerable trouble with violators, Mr. Kurta said. To eliminate this, the chain would be placed across the street at certain hours to prevent violators from entering the dumping property.. Council President Nicolas G. Siudela noted that the budget has not been completed but that he hoped it would be ready for the next regular meeting of the body. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 5, 1952 --- Merrymakers Plan Bowling Banquet --- Mrs. Mary Wible, president of the Merrymakers Bowling League, announced today that tomorrow is the last day to obtain reservations for the groups annual banquet on Tuesday, May 13 at the Ankara, Route 51.. Mrs. Mary Shimko, secretary, and Mrs. Rose Mash, treasurer, along with Mrs. Wible will be in charge of the arrangements for the event. The president added that the dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. and that transportation will be provided by the league. Members have been asked to take a friend, she said.. Prizes will be awarded for high score and high yearly average. The Robins, captained by Mrs Bernadette Bonnet, will be crowned this year's champions, while the Parrots, captained by Mrs. Irene Galeza, are runnersup. The Cardinals, with Mrs. Helen Miller as captain, are in third place, while the Wrens, captained by Mrs. Mary Lindahl, finished up in fourth place, officers said. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 6, 1952, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Image 21 Glassport Fire Loss $95,000 The third major fire in Glassport this year caused damage estimated at $95,000 early yesterday to a furniture store and the community's only movie theater. Fire Chief John P. Smith said the flames apparently started in the rear of Gross Brothers furniture store at 706 Monongahela Avenue and spread to the adjoining Star Theater. Theodore Gorris, who lives with his mother, Mrs. Stella Gorris, and Catherine and Gregory Gorris in an apartment above the theater, discovered the blaze when he arrived home at 2 a.m. The family fled to the street. Sidney and Alfred Gross, operators of the furniture store, said furniture and equipment loss totaled $35,000 and damage to the building totaled $35,000. Estimated loss in the theater was $25,000.

August 5, 1952 --- Teaching Positions Filled by Principal --- Supervising principal Melvin J. Naser informed members of the Glassport School Board that all teaching vacancies in the school system have been filled. The announcement came at the regular meeting of the Board in the principal's office of the junior-senior high school.. The third grade position in the Third Ward School went to Mrs. Robert H. Shaw. The position was left vacant after the resignation of miss Ann Hura. Mrs. Shaw was hired on a substitute basis at $2400 if the whole year is completed, or at the rate of $13.33 per day.. Miss Hura was hired as a substitute teacher during the sabattical leave of Miss Naomi Birch. Miss Hura will teach English in the junior-senior high school.. Music Supervisor.. Miss Bernadette Russell was accepted by the Board as the replacement for Mrs. Mary Ann Rotili as music supervisor in the grade schools. Mrs. Rotili's resignation was accepted at the last regular meeting of the group.. Miss Russell, of 817 Punta Gorda St. East McKeesport, graduated from East McKeesport High School in 1947 and from Duquesne University in 1951. During the 1951-52 school year, she served as elementary music supervisor in the Dunbar Twp. public schools.. The position left vacant by Dominic Iannotta as social studies teacher in the high school was given to Robert L. LaFrankie, 306 Fifth St., Elizabeth. Mr. LaFrankie graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1946, after which he served two years in the Marines. He was graduated from Duquesne University in 1952. His teaching assignment will include three classes of Problems of Democracy and two classes of American History.. Teachers to Return.. Mr. Naser told the Board that John A. Abbruzzese will return from the service by the beginning of the school year and resume his teaching position in the chemistry and physics departments. The verbal resignation of Charles Routh, who substituted for Mr. Abbruzzese was accepted by the Board to enable him to take a teaching position in the Pittsburgh schools.. Also hired as substitute teacher in the schools was John A. Sabol of 228 East Miller Ave., Homestead Park. Mr. Sabol, who has had two years of teaching experience, graduated from Homestead High School in 1942 and from Duquesne University in 1951. Mr. Naser said. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1952 --- Rotarians Schedule Testimonial Dinner --- The regular dinner meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club will be held today at 6:15 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church in the form of a testimonial banquet for the Rev. Albert Speck.. Mr. Speck, pastor of the Lutheran Church, will resign from the club since he will take up duties soon in a new parish, club members said. The business session will be in charge of Byron Ingraham, president of the local club. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 21, 1952 --- Firemen Slate Event Saturday --- The social committee of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 announced today that the annual corn roast and picnic will be held Saturday at the home of George Neidermeyer, Fallen Timber Road, Elizabeth Twp.. The committee stressed the fact that the event is being held this week, as it was originally planned for Aug. 30. The change came after the realization that the members will participate in the observance of Firemen's day at the Allegheny County Fair at South Park on Aug. 30.. The main feature of the affair will be a softball game between the married and single men. The single men will be in charge of Mike Levkus, while the married men will be in charge of Arthur Wilks. Officers noted that the standing between the two teams is now one win each. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 8, 1952 --- WSCS Outlines Plans For Church Supper --- Plans for a covered dish supper next month will be made at the Thursday meeting of the Women's Society of Christian Church.. The session opens at 8 p. m. in the First Methodist Church under the direction of Mrs. Ora Robinson, president.. Mrs. Mae Byard is the devotional leader and Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer has charge of entertainment. Hostesses will be Mrs. Edith Hoge, Mrs. Zella Cox, Mrs. Florence Feick and Mrs. Elizabeth Grove. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1952 --- Local Women Bowlers Set to Open Season --- Mrs. Laura Crncic, president of the 20/30 Independent Bowling League has announced that the fall bowling season will open for her group tomorrow at 9 p. m. in Morrow's Bowling Alley.. New bowlers in the group are Mrs. Alice Marcenelle, Mrs. Mary Marcenelle, Mrs. Betty Sherman, Miss Nellie Campbell, Mrs. May Bruster, Mrs. Myra Richards and Mrs. Rose Oreskovic. Captaining the four teams are Mrs. Gladys Przwarty of the East Team, Mrs. Isabel Marusky of the West Team, Mrs. Smila Byerly of the North Team and Mrs. Jean Bozzo of the South Team. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- Local Council Meets Tonight --- A "continued" meeting of Glassport Borough Council will be held today at 8 p. m. in the Borough Bldg., Monongahela Are. President Nicholas G. Siudela noted that the regular meeting, held Sept. 8, adjourned early in remembrance of Joseph L. Shaffer, building inspector, who died Sept. 7.. Action on two bids for the Park Terrace or "Depression Hill" property is expected tonight. Mr. Siudela said, the bids of James A. Ashton for $4535 and Marius Larcinesi for $3600 were tabled at.the last meeting pending investigation of the exact total of taxes and liens against the land.. Sollicitors John P. Hester and Hyman Hoffman told Council at the meeting that approximately $7500 in liens and taxes are listed against the property. A request has been made to the courts requesting the acceptance of a bid less than the total liens.. With court permission. the property can be sold to the highest bidder, and the proceeds prorated between the three taxing bodies, the borough, school district and county, on the basis of their tax levy.. Also on the agenda for tonight's session will be a report from the property committee on the transfer of land owned by the Copperweld Steel Co. for the proposed construction of a borough swimming pool.. Burgess Robert Shaw may also submlt a report on latest developments in a dispute over fumes from a local scrap plant. . Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- Legion Post to Seat New Officers Here --- Installation of officers will highlight the meeting of American Legion Post 443 tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the Post Home. James Jackson, commander of the 33rd dfstrict, will bring his staff for the ceremonies, according to William Kulik, local commander.. Also scheduled for the session will he the awarding of a life time membership in the post to one of the members for outstanding and long sevice to the organization. . Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- Class to Complete Plans for Reunion ---Final plans for the first reunion of the Glassport High School Class of 1937 will be made tonight at the home of Mrs. Kathleen Oss Smith, class officers said today.. The affair, which will comprise a dinner, informal program, dancing and a floor show, will be held this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Vogue Terrace of the Alpine Hote!, Crooked Run Rd.. Melvin Jackson will serve as chairman of the event. assisted by Mrs. Hilda Dudley Osada, Mrs. Virginia White Frobouck, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Ethel Andrews Best, Mrs. Vivien Milton Voelker, Ralph Claypool Jr., James Shirley, Eugene Mihoces and Louis Marini.. Mr, Jackson pointed out that those members of the class who have not secured reservations for the affair are to contact any member of the committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- Rotary Session Set --- The regular meeting of the; Glassport Rotary Club will be held tomorrow at 6:15 p. m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church, with Byron Ingraham in charge. Details of the program will be announced tomorrow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- Rebekahs Schedule Election of Officers --- Mrs. Alice Dudley of the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge announced today that election of officers will highlight the regular meeting of the group Friday at 8 p. m. in the Odd Fellows hall.. Mrs. Anna Lawson, noble grand, will preside. After the regular business session, the group will note the birthdays of members, which were celebrated in April, May, June, July, August and September. Miss Marion Garland will be in charge of this portion of the program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 22, 1952 --- 2 District Motorists Involved in Accident --- Two district motorists were involved in a minor accident here Saturday at 7:40 p. m. borough police said today.. The accident occurred on Monongahela Ave., between First and Second Sts., when a car, owned and operated by Earl Berneth, Box 175, Dravosburg, reportedly collided with an auto driven by Raymond Graboski, 3509 Mayfair Ave., McKeesport. The vehicle is owned by Michael Graboski, officers reported. Damage was reported to the front section of the Berneth car and the rear of the Graboski auto. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 28, 1952 --- Installation Set For First Meeting --- The initial meeting of the Hilltop Boys Club will feature installation of officers Sunday at 2 p.m. in the headquarters, 840 Indiana Ave., organizer Andrew M. Hrehocik, said today.. Mr. Hrehocik has requested the attendance of all boys 15 to 18 years of age residing in the area of Vermont Ave. and avenues east to Delaware from Fifth St. to the borough line.. Applications for membership will be issued and an outline of future activities will be discussed. Membership cards will be available soon, Mr. Hrehocik said.. He added that basketball uniforms have been purchased and plans for a league will be discussed to enter the competition in the district. Also slated for discussion will be the formation of a bowling league. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Reunion Aide Notes Reservation Deadline --- Mrs. Evelyn Turkall, finance chairman for the reunion of the Glassport High School Class of 1942, announced today that tomorrow will be the last opportunity to obtain reservations for the event.. The reunion will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Vogue Terrace of the Alpine Hotel, Crooked Run Run Rd., McKeesport. The dinner is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m, class officers said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Library Closed --- Officers of the Glassport Women's Club announced today that the club-sponsored library will not open today in the CIO Bldg. due to observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All books due today may be returned without fine next Friday, when the library will open from 6 to 9 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Women to Meet --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will hold its regular meeting today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms. Mrs. Valeria Mustatia, president, of the auxiliary will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Deadline! --- Tax Collector Joseph T. Witkowski, reminded borough residents today that tomorrow will be the deadline to pay the second installment on 1952 school taxes.. He also noted that the face period will end Nov. 30 on borough and school taxes. A five percent penalty will be added beginning Monday, he said. All taxes are payable in the tax office in the Borough Bldg., Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Holiday Bazaar Begins Sunday in Local Church --- The newly-organized Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will begin its Christmas bazaar Sunday in the church. Officers said a holiday display will feature gifts for children as well as adults.. The bazaar will be held for several weeks and will be open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and each day of the week from 7 to 10 p.m. All members of the parish have been asked to participate in the fund-raising project. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Teams Play Tonight; Standings Revised --- The morra league of the Sons of Italy will resume league play today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms, officers said. A complete revision in team standings came after last week's contest.. Teams captained by DeJulius and Reynolds dropped into a three way tie for first place with the Shaw team. The Conleys and Pataccas climbed out of a tie for last place and were replaced by the Trunzos. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 28, 1952 --- Choir to Rehearse --- The choir of the Methodist Church will rehearse today at 7:30 p.m. in the church social rooms with Earl Deremer, director, in charge. Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, is the organist. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Hilltop Boys Club Names Officers Here --- Officers of the newly-organized Hilltop Boys Club were chosen and installed at the first meeting of the group yesterday in the headquarters.. Andrew M. Hrehocik was named president of the organization. Other officers include William Krandel, vice president; Frank Perrone, secretary-treasurer, and Joseph Deliman, public relations.. Twenty boys of the hill district were briefed on an outline of social and athletic events slated by the club. Mr. Hrehocik informed the group that uniformed basketball and baseball teams are the main interests of the club and that aid will be sought from local merchants and residents of the borough.. He said that the 1953 basketball season will open soon and all boys interested are to obtain membership in the new club.. He also noted that the eligibility area has been extended to include Ohio Ave. east to Delaware Ave., from Fifth St. to the borough line. Club boundaries were extended so that more boys may benefit from the sports program, the president said. The rules and regulations of the club were discussed and it was pointed out that the main object of the club is to combat juvenile delinquency in the borough. Applications for membership were issued to all present and cards will be available in the near future, Mr. Hrehocik said.. The first event of the new club will be a skating party to be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Broadway Roller Rink. All proceeds from the party will be used to get the club started. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Unit Schedules Annual Party --- The annual Christmas party and gift exchange will be held at the regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 Thursday at 8 p.m. in the fire hall.. Also highlighting the session will be installation of new officers for the year, according to Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, president of the group, who will preside at the meeting.. Mrs. Mae Davis, chaplain, will be the installing officer, Mrs. Snyder said.. Those in charge of the yule event are Mrs. Edna Leskus, chairman, assisted by Mrs. Nancy Cain, Mrs. Helen Kime, Mrs. Jule Ashton, Mrs. Shirley Darling, Mrs. Lorraine Molinari, Mrs. Charlotte Iacone and Mrs. Betty Benner. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Adult Class Sets Session Tomorrow --- The Young Adult Class of the Glassport Prebyterian Church will hold its regular meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms with Mrs. Howard Minnick, president, in charge of the business session.. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Duane Watkins and Mrs. Henry Robinson, and the event will be the Christmas meeting.. Each member of the class has been asked to take a toy for the National Missions, Mrs. Minnick said. Final plans also will be discussed for a bake sale and bazaar to be held Friday, Dec. 13. Details of the event will be announced later, the president said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Friendship Class Sets Regular Meet --- The Friendship Bible Class of the First Methodist Cjurch will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms with Mrs. Ruth Whirl, president, in charge of the business session.. Devotional leader for the evening will be Mrs. Jeannette Mille, while the lunch committee consists of Miss Helen Robinson, Miss Lillian Robinson and Mrs. Thelma Mountain.. Highlighting the event will be a Christmas gift exchange, officers said. Secret sisters will be revealed and new ones chosen. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- EMO Meeting Today In Yule Party Form --- The E. M. O. Bible Class of the First Baptist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms. Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, president, will be in charge of the business session.. Devotional leaders will be Mrs. Ethel Hughes and Mrs. Pearl White, while hostesses will be Mrs. Seifried and Mrs. Margaret Stewart. The meeting will be in the form of the annual Christmas party and a gift exchange will highlight the session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Woodmen Circle Meets; Favor Plans Discussed --- Fay Kay Sutter, president of Woodmen Circle Junior Grove No. 10, was in charge of a special meeting of the group Saturday in the headquarters.. Plans were discussed to make favors for hospitals for Christmas, she said. The next meeting of the group will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- School Board Meets --- The regular meeting of the Glassport School Board will be held today at 8 p.m. in the principal's office in the junior-senior high school, James P. Murphy, president, will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 1, 1952 --- Banquet Plans Underway Here --- Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, entertainment chairman of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, announced today that plans are being discussed for the ninth anniversary banquet to be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Eagles Home.. Any member of the organization wishing to attend the event has been asked to place reservations with Jack Lees, publicity chairman to the Eagles. Mrs. Margaret Palmer, secretary of the auxiliary, heads the reservations committee for the women.. Mrs. Palmer stressed that all reservations must be obtained on or before Wednesday of this week. Guest speakers for the event will be announced later, she said. Music will be furnished by Ralph Martino and his orchestra and dancing will also be featured.. The weekly family night program will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the local aerie. The conductors of the Eagles and the auxiliary, Donald Jones and Mrs. Myrtle Prettyman, will be honored.. Lunch will be served by the women of the organization and entertainment will be presented. All members of the aerie are asked to attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Murphy Again Named School Board Head --- James P. Murphy was relected president and Alva G. Nowels vice president of the Glassport School Board at a reorganization meeting last night. Dr. Carl Masch presented as temporary president during the election.. Mr. Murphy pointed out that officers serve from July to July, since the treasurer's office is vacant at that time and new officers elected. He noted that the december reorganization is just a formality.. Dr. Masch, head of the building committee, told the Board that the Second Ward School attic should be cleaned before insulation is installed. He said the attic is full of wood shavings, soot and other fire hazardous material which should be removed. The Board also discussed the insulation suggestion and members will investigate the possibility.. Doors Not Repaired.. Director Frank Rommel said that nothing had been done since the last meeting to repair the doors in the high school, which were installed defectively by Fritz Hammerburg Construction Co. He read two letters from the architect William V. Flynn to the construction firm, and assured the Board the repairs will be made as soon as the weather permits.. Dr. Masch reported that the Michigan Ave. entrance to the Third Ward School is unsafe in winter weather and suggested that either a rail be installed along the slope or that the entrance be closed. The matter is under study.. Mr. Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Schools, told the Directors that Mrs. Catherine Finch, social studies and English teacher in the high school is interested in starting naturalization classes in the school. It has been proposed to hold classes each Wednesday evening and the only delay now is state approval. Classes will start immediately after the okeh is received.. High School Principal Robert Whirl was granted permission to renew a contract with the Educational Supply Co. for diplomas and other school materials. He also was granted permission to have the movie projector repaired for the high school at a cost of $73.65. He told the Board that the motor had "gone bad" and had to be replaced for operation.. To Purchase Cloths.. Mr. Whirl showed the members a sample of army surplus cloth for use as paint dripping pads. Two cloths, one 12 by 15 feet and the other 15 by 20 feet, will be purchased. Two other large cloths will be purchased for use in the stadium, Mr. Whirl said.. The Directors also approved a plan to hold home football games on Saturday nights next year, the same as in the past. There is still one vacancy in the schedule, the principal said, but he is waiting for a better offer as the only two contenders for the date are German Twp. and Derry Twp., two distant schools. He also reported that the Danforth Co. has replaced a refrigerator and a stove in the home economics department.. A letter was read from James Ashton, head of the Community Chest drive in the borough requesting the use of the high school gymnasium for a benefit basketball game on Dec. 11 in connection with the drive. The Board granted permission. It also was decided to purchase nine copies of the School directors Handbook, which was displayed at the convention in Harrisburg.. Present at the session were Directors Murphy, Nowels, Masch, Rommel, Albert Stevens, Julius Slafka and George Fasiska, Mr. Naser, Mr. Whirl and solicitor, Harold Skodol. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Yound Adult Class To Complete Plans --- Final plans for a bake sale and bazaar, scheduled for Dec. 13, will be discussed at the regular meeting of the Young Adult Class of the Glassport Presbyterian Church.. Mrs. Howard Minnick will preside, while hostesses will be Mrs. Duane Watkins and Mrs. Henry Robinson. Each member has been asked to take a gift for the National Missions, Mrs. Minnick said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Baptist Class Names Officers --- The E.M.O. Bible Class of the First Baptist church elected officers last night at the regular meeting in the church social rooms.. Those named were: Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, president; Mrs. Mae Squibb, vice president; Mrs. Pearl White, secretary; Mrs. Ethel Hughes, treasurer; Miss Mary Jane Easton, teacher, and Mrs. Squibb, assistant teacher. Social chairman will be Mrs. Margaret Stewart, while Mrs. D. Thomas as named publicity chairman.. The meeting was in charge of Mrs. Seifried. Mrs. Stewart, devotional leader, read from the second chapter of St. Luke. She also presented a reading, "Naming the Child," in connection with the Christmas Holiday.. Plans were discussed for the 40th annual banquet to be sponsored by the class in February in charge of Mrs. Stewart.. A Christmas pary and gift exchange followed the regular business meeting and the table appointments were a Yule tree, greens and green and red candles. Carol singing featured the entertainment given by Mrs. Stewart, who also presented a reading, "The Eve of Christmas.". Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Seifried. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Mrs. Ruth Whirl to Preside At Bible Class Meet --- Mrs. Ruth Whirl will preside at the regular meeting of the Friendship Bible Class of the First Methodist Church today in the social rooms. The session will be in the form of a Christmas party and gift exchange.. Mrs. Jeannette Miller will serve as devotional leader and new secret sisters will be chosen after the revealing of the present ones. The lunch committee will include the Misses Helen and Lilian Robinson and Mrs. Thelma Mountain. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Dravosburg Boy Hits Utility Pole Here --- A Dravosburg youth apparantly lost control of his auto on slippery Monongahela Ave. early this morning and struck a utility pole between First and Second Sts., police said today.. The car, owned and operated by John Leo McConehy, 17, of R.D.2. Dravosburg, was travelling north on Monongahela Ave. when the accident occurred. He received minor rib and knee injuries, police said, but a 17-year-old passenger in the auto, Paul Conway, of R.D.1. Elizabeth, was uninjured. Officers reported the entire front of the vehicle was demolished. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Board to Meet --- The regular meeting of the Official Board of the First Methodist Church will be held tomorrow evening immediately following the mid-week prayer service. William Knox Sr. will be in charge of the session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Directors Meet --- A meeting of the board of directors of the Glassport Lions Club will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. Al Wolf, president of the club, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Rotary Sets Session --- The Glassport Rotary Club will hold its regular meeting today at 6:15 p.m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. Byron Ingraham, president, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Junior Grove Attends Party --- Mrs. Ethel Best, advisor to the Woodmen Circle Junior Grove No. 10, announced today that the members of the group will attend a party today at 6 p.m. as guests of the McKeesport Grove No. 6 in the Junior Mechanics Hall. Mrs. Helen Car, district adviser, will preside.. Mrs. Best noted that the organization will complete plans for the December, January and February program at the regular meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the headquarters.. The girls will carry out a program of service in the form of a Good Neighbor policy of thoughtfulness and good will. Members will make favors and scrapbooks for the children in McKeesport's Hospital, and each member will see that a needy child of the borough receives aid during the three month program.. The grove, as a unit, will care for five needy children for the holidays. Cards will be sent to the Auberle Memorial Home for boys and other similar institutions.. The adviser pointed out that the group is seeking membership in the Golden Welfare Club of the district. Kay Fay Sutter, president of the local grove, is chairman of the committee for this project, assisted by Deana Best, Andrea Mayer, Darlene Andrews and Paulette Lerie. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Christmas Party Set By Philathea Class --- The Philathea Class will have its annual Christmas party Thursday following a meeting set for 8 p.m. in the Glassport Presbyterian Church.. Mrs. Orville Hartman will preside during the business session and Mrs. Roy Robley will conduct devotions. The program will include a gift exchange and the singing of carols. Mrs. Prather Schuster, Mrs. Elmer Greinert, Mrs. Michael Bach and Mrs. Hartman are hostesses. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Mid-Week Service Scheduled Thursday --- The regular mid-week prayer service at the first Baptist Church, scheduled for tomorrow, will be held Thursday instead at 8 p.m.. The worship hour will be in the form of a baptismal service, church officers said. The Rev. Howard Sproull, pastor of the church, will be in charge of the service. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 2, 1952 --- Service Slated --- An interdenominational prayer service for women of all churches of the borough will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Grace Shuster, 314 Ohio Ave. Mrs. Shuster will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Grade School Program Set --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Schools, announced today that the seventh annual grade school basketball program will get underway Saturday in the high school gymnasium.. There will be 12 Saturdays of supervised basketball play open to all seventh and eith grade boys in "all the Glassport schools." The sponsor will be Michael Kurka, whose hours will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Mr. Naser noted that every seventh and eighth grade boy should "certainly welcome this fine opportunity for for athletic play and to learn the game.". All that is necessary to participate in the program will be a pair of gym shoes and a pair of gym shorts. The tentative schedule for Saturday is as follows: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -- Eighth graders in the Second Ward; 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Seventh graders in the Second Ward; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. -- Seventh and eighth graders in Holy Cross School; 2 to 3:30 p.m. -- Seventh and eighth graders in St. Cecilia's School. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Deadline Listed for Reservations --- Today will be the last opportunity to obtain reservations for the ninth annual banquet of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Oder of Eagles, Aerie 1185, reservation chairman Mrs. Margaret Palmer said today.. Members wishing to attend the event have been asked to contact Jack Lees of the Eagles, Mrs. Palmer said. The dineer will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Eagles Home.. Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, chairman of the entertainment committee, noted that speakers will highlight the program, followed by dancing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the music of Ralph Martino. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Auxiliary Cards Meet to Install --- Installation of new officers will highlight the regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 tomorrow in the fire hall. Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, president, will be in charge of the business session.. Installing officer will be Mrs. Mae Davis and the lunch committee will include Mrs. Edna Leskus, Mrs. Nancy Cain, Mrs. Helen Kime, Mrs. Julie Ashton, Mrs. Shirley Darling, Mrs. Lorraine Molinari, Mrs. Charlotte Iacone and Mrs. Betty Benner.. Following the business meeting, the group will hold a Christmas party when gifts will be exchanged. All members of the auxiliary have been asked to attend the session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Rotarians Hear Banquet Report --- Byron Ingraham, president of the Glassport Rotary Club, presented a report to the group on the annual football banquet held last Monday at the regular dinner meeting in St. John's Lutheran Church.. Also reporting on the affair were L. V. Dumas and Melvin J. Naser. Victor Bucci was named new program chairman for December.. Sol Darling told the groupt that the board of directors of the club will hold a special meeting after the regular meeting next week in the home of Harley Howard.. Guests at last night's meeting were H.W. Frederick and G. R. Buser of the Clairton Rotary Club. Mr. Ingraham was in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Christmas Pary, Gifts Feature Class Meeting --- The annual Christmas party and gift exchange will highlight the regular meeting of the Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the First Methodist Church tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms.. Devotional leader will be Mrs. Louella Gardner, while the hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Florence Orbin, Mrs. Blanche Hickes and Mrs. Suzanne McQuaide. Mrs. Mary Evans, president, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Borough Hears Harper Report --- Henry D. Harper, manager of the McKeesport office of the Social Security Administration, appeared before a meeting of Glassport Borough Council and most of the employees of the borough last night in council chambers.. Mr. Harper pointed out the advantages of the system for employees of the community, which is, at present time, without a social security program.. He then opened the discussionto questions from employees, clearing up all phases of the program except whether to begin the plan in January, 1953, or make it retroactive to 1951 or 1952.. If the program is to be operated from a year or two years ago, the employees would have to pay the back social security fees. This matter was turned over to Council for study and a report will be presented at the regular meeting Monday in the Borough Bldg.. The special meeting with Mr. Harper was called by Mr. Nicholas G. Siudela, Council president, because the deadline for application for the program is Dec. 31. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Hit-Run Crash Strands Worker --- A Pittsburgh Steel Foundry employee was without transportation and $35 richer today as the result of a hit and run accident yesterday afternoon on the borough approach of the Mansfield Memorial Bridge.. Jack E. Hurley, 303 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, was travelling toward McKeesport when an unkown driver's car caught Hurley's bumber and spun him around on the slippery pavement, police said.. Hurley's auto, a 1941 model, crashed into the curb. Before notifying police, he called the junk yard and received $35 for his car. He had no information for police as to the kind of car which hit him, the license number or even the color of the auto. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 3, 1952 --- Grove Meets --- A meeting of the Woodmen Circle Junior Grove No. 10 is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. in the headquarters. Guest at the event will be Mrs. Helen Kar, state manager of the group. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1952 --- PNA Schedules Election Here --- Nicholas G. Siudela, president of the Polish National Alliance Group 750, announced today that election of new officers will be held in the club rooms of the PNA Bldg. Sunday between 1 and 6 p.m.. Candidates to be voted on at the meeting are: President -- Frank Hostick and John Sherman; vice president -- John Tudek and Stanley Szpanka; financial secretary -- Anthony Uziel and Raymond Figas; treasurer -- John Borkowski.. Recording Secretary -- Frank Aunuskiewicz; guards -- John Chalewski, John Krol Sr. and John Kwolek; trustees -- Anthony Kruszka and Miles Ickiewicz; steward -- Joseph Siudela and Steve Tudek.. Judges of the election will include Stanley Zarski, Frank Murta and Charles Ciegelski. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1952 --- Treasurer Lists Financial Report --- Julius Slafka, treasurer of the Glassport School Board, today issued a monthly financial report showing $31,219.14 on hand Dec. 1.. There was a $43,188.91 balance Nov. 1, he said when Tax Collector Joseph T. Witkowski deposited $2620.93 in current taxes and $1829.25 in delinquent taxes for a total of $4450.18 in taxes.. Mr. Slafka deposited $71.40 for the school lunch program now on deposit on deposit of $47,708.49, less 95 vouchers for $16, 489.35. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1952 --- GOP Council Head Lists Committees --- Mrs. Roselyn Phillips, president of the Glassport Council of Republican Women, has announced the names of committee members who will plan the group's Christmas party.. The committee includes Mrs. Lois Bonadio, Mrs. Yolanda Homlak, Mrs. Ruth Osley, Mrs. Betty Martinko, Mrs. Grace Anderson and Mrs. Edith Chisholm.. The following officers will also serve on the committee: Mrs. Mary Farmerie, vice president; Mrs. Lois Demidio, secretary; and Mrs. Catherine Case, treasurer.. Members of the group will bring donations of canned goods to the party to be made into a basket for the Salvation Army. The date for the affair, which will be preceded by a business meeting, will be announced next week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1952 --- Community Chest Totals Revealed --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Schools, announced today that $161.58 was collected from students and employees of the four public schools in the current Community Chest Drive.. Student totals from the schools are: First Ward -- $8.68; Second Ward -- $30.29; Third Ward -- $11.57; high school -- $28.08, for a total of $78.58.. The employees contributed $3 in the First Ward, $33 in the Second Ward, $17 in the Third Ward and $30 in the high school for a total of $83. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 4, 1952 --- Presbyterians Plan Yule Party Tonight --- The annual Christmas party sponsored by the Philathea Class of the first Presbyterian Church will be held today at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms after the business session.. Mrs. Orville Hartman will preside, and Mrs. Roy Robley will be the devotional leader. The program will include a gift exchange and carol singing. Hostesses will be Mrs. Prather Shuster, Mrs. Elmer Greinert, Mrs. Michael Bach and Mrs. Hartman. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1952 --- Unit Installs Heads, Chooses Committees --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 installed new officers at the regular meeting last night in the fire hall.. Those named were: Mrs. Ann Burton, president; Mrs. May Davis, vice president; Mrs. Helen Kiem, treasurer; Mrs. Lillian Masch, recording secretary; Mrs. Mildred Tacik, financial secretary, and Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, chaplain. Installation officer was Mrs. Davis, the outfoing chaplain.. All new and outgoing officers were presented with corsages and a gift went to Mrs. Syner, the past president.. Planning Yule Party.. The organization is planning its annual Christmas pary to be held Dec. 20 for the families of the firemaen and the auxilliary. The lunch committee for the event will be headed by Mrs. Betty Martinko, assisted by Mrs. Catherine Richard, Mrs. Elsie Elsie Salzman, Mrs. Mary Farmerie, Mrs. Edna Levkus, Mrs. Charlotte Iacone, Mrs. Mildred Tacik, Mrs. Betty Brenner and Mrs. Ann Richards.. The gift committee will be headed by Mrs. Snyder aided by Mrs. Betty Salzman, Mrs. Nancy Cain and Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer.. Mrs. Burton named her committees of the new year. They include: Fair committee -- Mrs. Gwen Shaw, chairman, assisted by Mrs. Elsie Salzman, Mrs. Betty Salzman, Mrs. Benner, Miss Jean Iacone and Mrs. Levkus; social-- chairman, Mrs. Davis, aided by Mrs. Jean Nolder, Mrs. Merle Mellor and Mrs. Cecilia Hays.. Other Aids Named.. Picnic -- Mrs. Dorothy Liebel, head, assisted by Mrs. Catherine Liebel, Mrs. Ann Richards and Mrs. Florence Klein; ways and means -- Mrs. Margaret Heath, chairman, aided by Mrs. Farmerie, Mrs. Viola Tate and Mrs. Mary Porter.. Philanthropic -- Mrs. Catherine Cappel, chairman, assisted by Mrs. Seward Gross, Mrs. Margaret Lust, Mrs. Mary McKeeta; entertainment chairman, Mrs. Martinko will be aided by Mrs. Martin Dulac,, Auditors for the new year will be Mrs. Alberta Wilks and Mrs. Snyder, while flowers and cards will be in charge of Mrs. Hays. Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer will again be the publicity chairman.. The social committee for the January meeting will include Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Catherine Burke, Mrs. Rose Borso and Mrs. Cappel. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1952 --- Bible Class Holds Christmas Party --- The Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the first Methodist Church held its annual Christmas party and gift exchange last night in the church social rooms. Mrs. Edith Hoge served as acting president for the business session.. Mrs. Louella Gardner was devotional leader and entertainment featured the singing of carols. The class presented a gift to Mrs. Mary Evans, teacher of the group.. Hostesses for last night's event were Mrs. Suzanne McQuaide, Mrs. Florence Orbin and Mrs. Blanche Hickes. Hostesses for the January session will include Mrs. Hoge and Mrs. Miriam Forsyth. Devotional leader will be Mrs. Elizabeth Grove. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1952 --- Roll Call, Inspection Slated by Boy Scouts --- George Halloway, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56, announced today that the group will participate in a roll call and inspection at the regular meeting today at 7:15 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church.. Also featured will be the preparation of the annual charter review. All scouts are to attend in uniform and Scout committeemen are asked to be present by 8 p.m., Mr. Halloway said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1952 --- Morra League Meets; Standings Revealed --- The statings of the Sons of Italy Morra League after three weeks of play were revealed today. They are as follows: Shaws, 10 to 5; DeJulius, 9 to 6; Reynolds, 8 to 7; Conleys, 7 to 8, and Trunzo's 3 to 12.. This evening, the Trunzo team will be strengthened by the addition of Joseph Franks, when the league meets in the club rooms at 8 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1952 --- Library Open --- The Glassport Women's Club library will be open today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the C.I.O. Bldg. with Mrs. Helen Weiss, Mrs. Barbara Reeder and Mrs. Catherine Raden on duty as librarians. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1952 --- Movies Shown At Rotary Meet --- John Roth, a guest of Victor Bucci, showed movies on hot water plumbing at the regular meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club last night in St. John's Lutheran Church.. The films showed the hazards and precautions involving hot water tank explosions.. Byron Ingraham, president, reported on the board of directors meeting held last week, informing Rotarians that the Boy Scout committee will arrange for heating equipment for the club-sponsored troop headquarters in the First Ward.. The troop, led by Phillip Maurer, scoutmaster, now has a membership of 30 boys, he said, and the latest project is the teaching of electronics to the boys by Davis Grove, a member of the club.. Group singing was in charge of L. V. Dumas with Mildred Ruth Katterhenry as pianist. Two high school boys, John Duda and Jess LaFollette, were guests at the session.. Other guests included John Blackburn, H. W. Frederick, G. R. Buser, John Cooke and T. J. Miller, all of Clairton, and R. L. McFadden, R. W. Hutton and H. S. Bruder, of McKeesport's club.. Sol Darling, publicity chairman, reported today that next Tuesday's meeting will be in the form of a Christmas program when gifts will be exchanged. A buffet lunch will be served in charge of Jack Traegesser, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- 3 Churches Slate Mid-Week Events --- Three borough churches have scheduled mid-week prayer services tonight. All members of the respective congregations are asked to attend.. The Rev. Howard Sproull will continue his series on discussions of "Pentecostal Truth" at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church.. The Rev. W. S. Hamilton will conduct at 7:30 p.m. services in the First Methodist Church, while the Rev. Winfield Harding, pastor of the First Baptist Church will be in charge of the service in his church at 8 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- Election Scheduled By Local Firemen --- The regular meeting of Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall with Sam DeMarco, president.. Highlighting the event will be the election of new officers for the year. Mr. DeMarco has asked all members to be on hand for the election. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- 2nd Ward School Presents Program --- Grades one to six, inclusive, of the Second Ward School presented the Christmas operetta, "Where Was Santa?" today at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school, Mildred Snyder, principal, reported.. The program was directed by Miss Bernadette Russell and Mrs. Julia Jackson, assisted by Miss Evelyn Hough, Miss Violet Schlicting, Mrs. Leona Stevenson, Mrs. Dorothy Dunst and Miss Claire Gressler.. Also aiding in the production were the high school stage aides, Mrs. Dorothy Edmundson and Miss Eleanor Marcus. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- Christmas Party Listed by Eagles --- The annual Christmas party of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, for children of members of the aeriee and the auxiliary will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the Eagles Home.. All children under the age of 13 have been asked to attend the event. Santa Claus will be present and a Christmas treat will be presented to each child, officers said.. Jack Lees will serve as chairman of the party, assisted by Mrs. Wanita Mayhugh, Mrs. Gladys Przwarty, Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Myrtle Prettyman and Mrs. Selina Kirkwood. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- Legion Auxiliary Will Hold Meeting --- The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 will be held today at 8 p.m. in the post home, Monongahela Ave., with Mrs. Mary Ellen Murphy, president, in charge of the business session.. All members have been asked to attend. A gift exchange will highlight the affair. Lunch will be served by the committee and games will be played. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- Group Slates Party Tonight --- Mrs. Roselyn Phillips, chairman of the Glassport Council of Republican Women, remided members of the organization today, that a Christmas party will be held this evening in the Odd Fellows Hall.. Nellie G. Dressler, vice chairman of the executive council of Republican Women's Clubs of Allegheny County, is expected to attend along with guests from McKeesport, Clairton and Pittsburgh.. Mrs. Lois Bonadio will serve as chairman of the first annual party, assisted by Mrs. Lundie Homiak; Miss Audrey Case and officers of the club.. Mrs. Phillips has asked each member to take a guest and a canned goods item for a basket to be packaged and donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to a needy family.. Highlighting the event will be a gift exchange and a program of entertainment will be held in charge of the program committee, the president added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 17, 1952 --- Reservations Due --- Members of the Glassport Mothers Club wishing to attend the Christmas party who haven't obtained reservations have been asked to do so this week by contacting Mrs. Jennie Czuba, chairman, or Mrs. Edith Slafka, co-chairman of the event. The party will be held Dec. 30 at the Mazur Hotel, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 18, 1952 --- Meeting Sunday; Party Planned --- The regular meeting of the Polish National Alliance Group 750 will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. instead of the regular time, 2 p.m., due to the Christmas pary for children of the members.. Reports will be heard from the trustee, building, activities, program and furniture and fixtures committees, officers said John Sherman, president, will be in charge.. The committee for the Christmas event includes Frank Hostick, Joseph Chula, John Uziel, Raymond Figas, Stanley Szpanka, Walter Krol, Frank Anuszkiewicz, Adolph Ickiewicz and John Dobos. Other members of the committee are Anthony Kruszka, Frank Merta, Joseph Mihalski, Anthony Uziel, Ralph Tyszkiewicz, Joseph Siudela, Paul Buldak, Joseph Ejchost, John Krol, Joseph Nestor and John Sherman.. All children of P.N.A. members have been asked to contact Mr. Figas for tickets before Sunday. A meeting of the committee in charge has been set for tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in the club rooms. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 18, 1952 --- This Week Deadline For Reservations --- Mrs. Jennie Czuba, chairman of the Mothers' Club's Christmas party, and Mrs. Edith Slafka, cochairman, reminded members who haven't obtained reservations for the event to do so by the end of this week.. The party will be held in the form of a banquet at the Mazur Hotel on Dec. 30. Reservations may be obtained by contacting Mrs Czuba or Mrs. Slafka. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 18, 1952 --- Assembly! --- The students of the Glassport Junior-Senior High School will present the annual Christmas assembly tomorrow afternoon in the auditorium.. A play, "Why the Chimes Rang," will be presented in charge of Miss Lillian Demestichas, the chorus under the direction of Arthur Quadraccia, will offer special music.. After the assembly, school will be dismissed for the Christmas-New Year holidays and classes will not be resumed until Jan. 5. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 18, 1952 --- Players Cited At Gathering --- Some 33 members of the Glassport Midget football team were cited last night for their successful season at a banquet held at Ferri's Restaurant, 840 Monongahela Ave.. Each gridder was presented a gold award by the borough's Midget Football Council, sponsor of the event. The local team won all but one of its scheduled contests.. Guest speaker at the affair was Judge Samuel A. Weiss, who lauded members of the team and the Glassport Midget Council.. Judge Weiss pointed out that a sports program, such as the one sponsored by the Midget Council, is one of the surest ways to defeat juvenile delinquency.. After citing several cases of juvenile delinquency, Judge Weiss told the boys: "Glassport is behind you one hundred percent as long as you behave like gentlemen. Never abuse a good opportunity," he warned.. The guest speaker was introduced by James P. Murphy, president of the council. Others who took part were Regis Pater and Andrew Kurta, midget coaches; Burgess Robert Shaw, Robert Whirl, principal of Glassport High School and Myron Ghetian, coach of the high school football team.. Members of the Glassport School Board who gave brief talks were A. Nowels, F. Rommell and A. Stevens. The Rev. W.s. Hamilton, pastor of the Glassport Methodist Church, also took part. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 18, 1952 --- Auxiliary to Meet --- Mrs. Mary Ellen Murphy will preside at the regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 today at 8 p.m. in the post home, Monongahela Ave.. Highlighting the session will be a gift exchange and games. Lunch will be served by the committee in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 18, 1952 --- Election Slated --- Election of new officers will highlight the regular meeting of Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 today at 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall. Sam DeMarco, president, will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Citizen's Hose Elects Head --- Officers for the new year were elected at a meeting of Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 last night in the fire hall. Leo Stearns was chosen president succeeding Sam DeMarco.. Other officers include : George Harff, vice president; John Mianzo, treasurer; Homer Furman, recording secretary; John Digiacoma, trustee; Mr. Furman, captain; Don Timko, lieutenant; Mr. Harff, assistant captain and Mike Pantoles, steward.. Delegates to the Western Pennsylvania Firemen's Assn. will be Tom Rushe with Charles Popovich as alternate. Delegates to the County firemen's Assn. include Mr. Rushe and Mr. Digiacomo, with Mr. Timko and Tony Tarli as alternates.. Plans were completed for the annual banquet to be held at the club rooms Jan. 10. Highlighting the event will be the presentation of life memberships to Nick George, Thomas McKernan and William Dugan for 25 years of service. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Driver Found Guilty After Head-on Crash --- An East McKeesport man was found guilty of driving too fast for conditions, causing a head-on collision yesterday, at a hearing last night before Frank Tacik, justice of the peace, police said today.. The accident occurred at Wall St. and Ohio Ave., involving James Sparks Jr. of Elrama and Thomas March, 1009 Florence Ave., East McKeesport.. March was travelling north on Ohio Ave. and collided into Spark's auto for "some unknown reason," police officers said. Spark was hospitalized and released, they added. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Treat Set Tomorrow --- Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 will sponsor a Christmas treat for children of the members and auxiliary tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the fire hall. Santa Claus will be there and music will be in charge of Joseph Cox. A social in the basement will follow. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- 'Christmas in Toyland' To Be Presented Here --- Woodman Circle Junior Grove No. 10 members will present a play, "Christmas in Toyland," Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall.. A rehearsal for the play will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. Mrs. Ethel Best, advisoer, noted that a tea dance will be held at 7 o'clock Monday in the Odd Fellows Hall.. Those wishing to obtain tickets for the events may contact Mrs. Best, Fay Kay Sutter, president of the grove, Paulette Lerie, Letti Jo Yanderly or Clementine Remetta. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Copperweld Lists Children's Event --- The annual children's Christmas party will be jointly sponsored by the CIO Local 1407, the Copperweld Club and the company next Tuesday, from 1 to 4:40 p.m. at Ferri's Restaurant, second floor 840 Monongahela Ave., Copperweld Steel officers said today.. This affair will be limited to children 10 years of age and under and will be open daily to children of Copperweld employees.. Tickets for the party and admission tickets to the local theater are now available in the personnel office and may be obtained by workers through Monday, company officials said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Aerie 1185 Schedules Party for Children --- Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will hold a Christmas party Monday at 7 p.m. in the Eagles Home for all children under 13 years of age of aerie and auxiliary members.. Santa Claus will be present at the event and a treat will be given to all children attending, Jack Lees, chairman, said.. Mr. Lees will be assisted by auxiliary members. Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, Mrs. Gladys Przwarty, Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Myrtle Prettyman and Mrs. Selena Kirkwood. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Choir to Practice --- The choir of the First Methodist Church will meet today at 7 p.m. in the rehersal room with Earl Deremer in charge. Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer is the organist. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 19, 1952 --- Troop Schedules Christmas Party --- Boy Scout Troop 52 of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas party and gift exchange Sunday evening in the scout rooms.. Plans will be discussed for the distribution of Christmas baskets to the poor, officers said. Scoutmaster Arthur Marini announced that there will also be a presentation of a large Boy Scout emblem plaque by Anthony Shumber.. The committee in charge of the Yule party is headed by Francis O'Connell, assisted by Joseph Pensenstadler, Joseph Milligan Sr., Mr. Shumber, Method Evans, Method Belusar, John Connor and Adam Mendicino.. At a meeting held recently, the troop had a charter review and a court of honor which was conducted by local Scout commissioner George Halloway. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 22, 1952 --- Christmas Party Listed by the Eagles --- Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will hold its annual Christmas party for children under 12 years of age today at 7 PM in the Eagles home. Children of members and auxiliary members will attend.. Santa Claus will be present, and a treat will be given to the children.. Jack Lees will serve as chairman of the affair and will be assisted by Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, Mrs. Gladys Przywarty, Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Myrtle Prettyman and Mrs. Selina Kirkwood. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1952 --- Copperweld Cards Children's Event --- The annual children's Christmas party will be sponsored jointly by CIO Local 1407, the Copperweld Club and the company tomorrow from 1 to 4:30 PM at Ferri's Restaurant, Copperweld Steel Co. officers said today.. The affair will be limited to children ten years of age and under, and will be open only to children of Copperweld employees.. Tickets for the party an admission tickets to the local theater are now available in the personnel office, and may be obtained through today, company officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1952 --- Yule Play Offered; Dance Set Tonight --- "Christmas in the Toy Shop," a holiday play, was scheduled today from 1 to 4 PM by members of the Woodmen Circle Junior Grove No. 10 in the Odd Fellows Hall.. Mrs. Ethel Best, adviser to the group, noted that a teenage dance will be held this evening at 7 o'clock in the Odd Fellows Hall.. Anyone wishing to attend the dance may obtain tickets from Mrs. Best. Fay Kay Sutter, president of the grove, Paulette Lerie, Lettie Jo Yanderly or Clementine Remetta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1952 --- Sunday School Cards Program Tomorrow --- The children of the Assembly of God Sunday School will present the annual Christmas program tomorrow at 8:30 PM in the church, under the direction of Mrs. William Martini and Mrs. Donald Castor. William Milligan, Sunday School superintendent, as asked all residents of the borough to attend the program. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1952 --- Program Set Here; Services Canceled --- Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer will be in charge of a special Christmas program in the Sunday school of the First Methodist church tonight at 7:45.. The pastor, the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, reminded Irish members today that there will be no mid-week prayer service on Wednesday, due to the Christmas holiday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 23, 1952 --- Yule Party Listed; Play Postponed --- The Sons of Italy Lodge will hold a special Christmas party for the children of regular members tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m.. The annual event is for children up to 12 years of age, officers said.. Paul Trunzo, publicity chairman to the lodge added that the morra league will not meet for regular play this Friday, due to the Christmas holidays.. The league will meet next Driday, Jan. 2 in the social rooms to resume play. The Shaws are leading the league by three games, Mr. Trunzo said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 23, 1952 --- Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Plans --- George Liebel, president of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 announced today that he would like as many members as possible to attend a special meeting tonight to discuss the distribution of candy to the borough children on Christmas day.. The group will also pack the boxes of candy at the session which will get underway at 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall.. The actual treat is given to all borough children when the fire truck tours the community beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 25. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 30, 1953 --- Lodge to Install, Nominate Officers --- Nomination of lodge officers and installation of club officers will highlight the special meeting of the Sons of Italy Lodge 941 Sunday.. Club officers to be installed include: Joseph Borelli, president; Frank Capuzzi, vice president; Arch Buono, treasurer; Fiore DeJulius, secretary; Frank Truby, first trustee; John Molinari, second trustee, and Nick Moranelli, third trustee.. President Thomas Reynolds has asked all members to attend the session, when refreshments will be served by the lunch committee. He noted that the new club officers will assume their duties Feb. 2. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 17, 1953 --- Woodmen Circle Schedules Meet --- Woodmen Circle, Junior Grove No. 10, will hold its regular meeting tomorrow at 4 p. m. in the Odd Fellows Hall, Mrs. Ethel Best. adviser, said today.. Mrs Helen Karr, state manager of Western Pennsylvania, will attend the session to assign delegates for the junior district convention to be held in May. After the meeting a St. Patrick's party will be held.. Mrs. Best noted that the girls will be taught correct banquet manners for the convention, such as where to sit, how to pass food items and other table manners. Tea, cookies and candy will be served to carry out the demonstration Mrs. Best said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 17, 1953 --- Candidates Set For Election --- At an election last night at Morrow's Bowling Alleys, the Catholic Men's Organization named a slate of candidates for a final election to he held next Monday.. The slate includes: President , Nate Bonadio and Ben Dulac; vice president - Frank Ruszkoski and Ralph Farmerie; secretary - Jack Connors and John Lisi; treasurer - Melvin Phillips and Joseph Ruszkoski.. The St. Vincent and Fordham teams wound up the season with a first place tie with Loyola and Georgetown in third and fourth places, respectively.. A meeting will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p. m. in the C. M. O. Hall by members of the first two teams, league officers and captains, of th e third and fourth place teams, officers said.. Those asked to attend are: Stephen Fedak, John Shimko, Mr. Conners, John Yablonski, Mr. Dulac, Frank Ruszkoski, Joseph Ruszkoski, William Bradley, John Trunzo, Paul Trunzo, Cameron Crosby, Julius Berta, John Sredoja, George Bartko, Nate Bonadio, Paul Petras, Frank Shadwick, George Michaels, William Bonadio and Joseph Bonadio.. Officers said that the time of the playoffs set for Saturday evening has been tentatively held up pending the outcome of the meeting. All members of the teams will be notified as to the starting time, they said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 17, 1953 --- Boys' Club Campaign Continues in Borough --- Andrew M. Hrehocik, president of the Glassport Boys' Club, announced today that the campaign to raise funds for the support of sports and social programs of the club will be continued today with the soliciting of Hemlock Way, Michigan and Ohio Aves.. Joseph P. Deliman is in charge of the resident soliciting, assisted by Henry Bonadio, Joseph Pociask, Tim Richards, Jack Takaht, Russ Walters, John Hrehocik and Jim Kass. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 5, 1953 --- Reservations Set for Event --- Members of the Class of 1938 who plan to attend the reunion dinner June 20 have been asked to make their reservations with Mrs. Jane Cairns Peterson at 631 Michigan Avenue as soon as possible.. All reservations must be paid for in advance, according to Miss Catherine Faix and Richard Karnes, co-chairmen. The reunion will be held at the Balkan Hotel on Coulter Rd.. At a meeting of the general committee last night in the home of Eugene Stepko on Monongahela Ave., it was announced that three door prizes will be given at the event. Two will be given to class members and one to guests.. In addition, 17 other gifts will be given to those attending in various contests and for various accomplishments.. The committee also decided that the dinner will be informal and that all can attend in regular dress or sports clothes.. The next meeting of the class will be held next Thursday in the home of Mrs. Dorothy Evans Manzlak, 216 Monongahela Ave. Those attending last night's session included Mr. Karnes, William Rankin, Mrs. Matilda Thomas Lesko, Miss Frances Belusar, Miss Faix, Mrs. Manzlak and Mr. Stepko. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1953 --- Slovak Society Slates Meeting --- The American-Slovak Society will hold a regular meeting Sunday at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Hall. Highlighting the session will be the nomination and election of officers.. The members recently taken into the club are: William Stasko, Michael Popovich, Edward Mraz, John Mawritz, Michael Deliman Sr., Michael Levkus, Edward McKeeta, John Yanderly, Michael Murin, Michael Obranovich, John Bartko, Robert Martin, , Joseph Mawritz, Charles Murin, Joseph Palmer Jr., Joseph Palmer Sr.. Daniel Timko, Frank Pociask, Julius Slafka, Michael Yobak, Andrew Evanich, Michael Bagay, John Mehalsik, John Kurta, Joseph Resko, John Torma, John Lisi, Stephen Fedak, Joseph Jacobson, Barnie Smerdel, William Shimko and A. Marchake. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1953 --- Final Meeting Held by Group --- The final meeting of the year of the Sisterhood of the B'nai Isreal Synagogue was held last night at the Ankara in the form of an installation dinner.. Mrs. Dorothy Miller served as chairman of the event and toastmaster for the program with Mrs. Rose Kimmelman as co-chairman and Mrs. Milton Snyder, installing officer. Those installed were: Mrs. Catherine Raden, president; Mrs. Betty Rosenberg, first vice president; Mrs. Leah Alpern, second vice president; Mrs. Rae Papernick, corresponding secretary.. Mrs. Ruth Ehrenreich, recording secretary; Mrs. Rose Kimmelman, financial secretary; Mrs. Shirley Klein, treasurer and Mrs. Julia Monheim, Mrs. Rebecca Darling and Mrs. Gussie Snyder, trustees.. Corsages were presented to the new and retiring officers and to the past president and prizes were awarded to Mrs. Shoenberg, Mrs. Frances Palley and Mrs. G. I. Weiss. A gift was given to Mrs. Florence Chottiner, president of the group for two years. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 6, 1953 --- Holy Communion Carded by Sproull --- Holy Communion will be observed at the Assembly of God Church tomorrow with the pastor, the Rev. Howard Sproull, in charge Sunday School is scheduled for 9:45 AM William Milligan in charge of classes for all age groups.. At 6:30 PM, the Young People of the church will meet for choir rehearsal, the pastor said, and the Christ's Ambassadors group will meet in the auditorium of the church.. A guest speaker, the Rev. Floyd Stewart, from the Michigan District of the Assembly of God Churches, at the 8 PM evangelistic hour. The choir will present special music at the session, Mr. Sproull said.. The Women's Missionary Council will meet Tuesday at 8 PM in the church social room to pack boxes for missionaries The mid week prayer service is set for Wednesday at 8 PM. Mr. Sproull's topic will be "Back to Pentecost." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1953 --- Scouts Get Eagle Awards --- Two members of the St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church Boy Scout Troop received the Eagle Scout award yesterday at ceremonies at the church.. Richard Uher, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Uher of 227 Monongahela Avenue, and Dennis Marini, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marini of 734 Vermont Avenue, received the award.. The Scouts are the first in the troop to receive the highest award in Scouting in 27 years, officers said. In the McKeesport area, only 60 scouts have received the award since 1910.. In order to obtain the awards, the two boys had to pass tests for 21 merit badges including swimming, lifesaving, nature, citizenship, physical development, camping, first aid and forestry, show good leadership to the younger boys, live up to the Scout Law and be faithful in their religious duties and take part in civic activities and conservation projects.. Albert Stasko and Roy Pensenstadler were awarded the Star Scout Award, the third highest rating in Scouting, officers said.. The Scouts are members of Troop 52 of which Arthur Marini is scoutmaster. Other officers are Joseph Pensenstadler, assistant, and Joseph Milligan, committee chairman. Members of the committee are Method Evans, Francis O'Connell, Anthony Shumber, Method Belusar, Harry Sutman, Charles Hornfeck, Adam Mendicino, John Connor and James McCullough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1953 --- Club to Meet --- The Polish American Political Club will meet tomorrow at 4:15 PM in the P. N. A. Hall with Nicholas G. Siudela, president in charge of the business session. A report from the picnic committee will be heard, Mr. Siudela said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1953 --- Topic Listed --- The Rev. Hans B. Jentsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church will discuss "The Development of the Kingdom of God" at the 11 AM service tomorrow Sunday School will meet at 9:45 AM with W. Hays Satterfield in charge of classes for all ages. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1953 --- Pastor Announces Topic of Sermon --- "The Christian's Report" will be the sermon topic of the Rev. Charles V. Reeder at the 10:55 AM service tomorrow in the First Presbyterian Church.. Sunday School will convenient 9:45 AM William G. Rankin, superintendent, in charge of classes for all ages.. The Philathea Class of the church will sponsor a lawn fete Saturday, June 13, on the church lawn, the pastor said. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the class. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1953 --- Circles Hold Annual Event In Glassport --- More than 100 members of Woodmen Circle Junior Groves of the area attended the First District Junior Convention Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall, advisor to the Glassport Grove No. 10, Mrs. Ethel Best, said today.. The opening ceremony was presented by Erleen Sutter, while the welcome to Glassport was given by Marion Hohl, followed by the response of Sue Ellen Rogan. The juniors of McKeesport and Glassport presented the exemplification of the ritual.. Entertainment featured solos by Letti Joe Yanderly, Betty Sovay, Patty Valensky and the Grayce Meisl School of Dancing. A sweetheart drill was presented by Janet Matta, Mary Tomedolsky, Tammera Uhren, Antoinette Gajdzik, Francine Pryzwarty, Joan Hohl, Sandy Hohl, Darlene Andrews, Evelyn Veronie and Linda Lerie. The performance was dedicated to the state manager, Mrs. Helen E. Karr, who was present at the session.. A dinner followed the meeting at Ferri's Restaurant with Jean Rae Rodgers presiding. The invocation was by the Woodmen circle Past State President, Mrs. Margaret Keller, followed by the introduction of guests.. Guests were, Mrs. Margaret Keller and Mrs. Mary Andrews, state past presidents, Mrs. Mary O'Hara, state first vice president; Mrs. Leonore Spear, National, alternate representative; Miss Lena Lanza, state secretary; Mrs. Helen Jedinak, state auditor; Mrs. Elisa Cadili state Tau Phi Lambda director and Miss Ann Chavilovich, presedint of the Acsati Club.. Escorts for the above were Charlotte Bruni, Clementine Remetta, Dolores DiLiseia, Louise Camerson, Patricia Sherman, Marlene Stinner, Arlene Gaydos, Rosalie Svatz and Hope Gribschaw.. Homer Moffat, past head Consul, presented the greetings, followed by addresses by Mrs. Andrews, past state president and Atty. Harvey Schauffler Jr.. Mrs. Karr presided at an installation of district officers, followed by a dance until 9:30 p.m. in the hall. Those installed were: Erleen Sutter, past president; Jean Rae Rodgers, president; Deanna Lee Best, first vice president; Donna Lorraine Marion, second vice president; Sue Ellen Rogan, secretary; Roberta George, attendant; Rebecca George, assistant attendant; Justine Palmer, color bearer; Doris Bodnar, chaplain; Joan Rendulic, captain; Patricia Valensky, musician and assistant junior supervisers, Joanne Palmer, Letti Jo Yanderly, Elizabeth Solvay, and Patricia Milligan.. The drill team will include Sue Allen Rogan, Doris Bodnar, Justine Palmer, Eileen Shallake, Ruthelaine Kemp, Carole Garavano, Jean Rae Rodgers, Caroline Stolarz, Joan Rendulic, Janet Rendulic, Dimi Palmer and Carol Rendulic. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 8, 1953 --- Banquet Listed By WSCS Group --- The Women's Society of Christian Service of the first Methodist Church will sponsor a father and son banquet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the church dining room.. The dining room committee will be in charge of Mrs. Jeanette Miller and Mrs. Ruth Whirl, while program chairman will be Mrs. Ora Robinson.. Mrs. Cecelia Hayes will head the kitchen committee, while other members will include Mrs. Ann Burton, Mrs. Margaret Lust, Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer, Mrs. Alice Thompson.. Mrs. Myrtle Mellor, Mrs. Alice Finney, Mrs. Alberta Wilks, Mrs. Caroline Gallagher, Mrs. B. Rosenberg, Mrs. A. Cappel, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller and Mrs. Alice Dudley. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 28, 1953 --- Council Considering Improvement Bids --- Glassport Borough Council opened and read bids for the sewage and improvement of the Harrison Street Run last night at a special session in the Borough Bldg. with Nicholas G. Siudela, president, in charge of the business session.. The bids were held up until the next regular meeting, Aug. 10, to give the engineer, finance and street committees enough time to consider them. The bids included: The McShane Contracting Complany, $64,280; Indyk Brothers Construction Company, $57,290; the Sanctis Company, $49,290; Boquet Construction Company, $72,890 and Frank Manella Construction, $43,600.. Read Eight Bids.. Miss Regina Witkowski, borough secretary, also read eight bids... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 28, 1953 --- Councilmen Discuss Pool --- Karl Weber and Edward A. Burgener, architects for construction of the swimming pool in the borough, appeared at a special meeting of council last night to discuss the awarding of contracts to bidders.. Action on contract awards was delayed, however, due to the length of the meeting and the absence of several Councilmen, until the next regular meeting Aug. 10.. Nicholas G. Siudela, head of the finance committee, stated that more time is needed to weigh construction costs, as the cost of the pool alone so far will probably hit the $172,000 mark.. A $175,000 bond was voted in November, 1952, election, but Mr. Siudela pointed out that additional funds will be needed to pave the the Ninth Street approach to the pool, to cover the cost of landscaping, to install a paved parking lot and other items.. The group also discussed the possibility of cutting costs by using plain castiron pipe rather than cement-lined casiron piping. The architects, however, pointed out the advantage of the cement lining, stating that the water would stay much clearer and would not rust. The officials did not elaborate on the subject, but will go into further discussion at the next session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 28, 1953 --- Officers, Board Set Special Meet --- A special meeting of the board of directors and officers of the Glassport Boys' Club will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall, Monongahela Avenue.. The purpose of the session will be to accept or reject the resignation of Andrew M. Hrehocik, who recently revealed his resignation as president of the group. Representatives from all borough organizations and residents of the community have been invited to attend the session for final vote in the manner.. William Krandel, vice president, will preside and has requested the following officers and members of the board of directors to attend: Frank Perrone, secretary-treasurer; Joseph P. Deliman, athletic director; John J. Hrehocik, public relations director, and Ted Mazurkiewicz, assistant athletic director.. Members of the board asked to attend are: Dr. Thomas Richards, chairman of the board; L. V. Dumas, Harley Howard, A. Gallinger, Stephen Hrehocik and Henry Wesoloski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 28, 1953 --- Eagles, Auxiliary Card Anniversary --- Plans for the 48th anniversary celebration were completed at a joint meeting of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, and its Auxiliary officers last night in the Eagles' Home.. The special event will be held next week, from Aug.5 to 9 inclusive, officers said. Luncheon will be served in the club rooms each evening.. A special dinner has been planned for Sunday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. when special awards will be presented. Entertainment programs are also planned for each evening.. The Ladies Auxiliary, headed by Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, will sponsor a round and square dance tomorrow at the outdoor dance pavillion at the home on Allegheny Avenue, officers said. Music will be furnished by a popular orchestra and activities will begin at 9 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 28, 1953 --- Clairton, Glassport Rotary Meet Today --- The Glassport Rotary Club will continue joint summer sessions with the Clairton Rotarians today at 6:15 p.m. in the Clairton Park Lodge, officers said, after which the two groups will participate in another softball game at the ball field.. J. Taylor DeWeese, president of the Clairton Club and Ed Quinn, Glassport's president, will be in charge of a short business meeting before the game. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 28, 1953 --- Firemen's Auxiliary Plans Annual Picnic --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 1 will hold its annual picnic Thursday, Aug. 6 at Pavilion 6, in Clairton Park, officers said today.. The picnic will be in the form of a covered dish dinner and families of members are invited to attend, the president, Mrs. Ann Burton, said. The group will swim earlier in the afternoon and the dinner is set for 6 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 29, 1953 --- Clairton Cops Softball Win --- The Clairton Rotary Club defeated members of the Glassport Rotary in the second softball game last night in Clairton Park by a score of 18-9.. Clairton started the scoring with three runs in the top half of the first inning. Glassport came back with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.. Neither team scored in the second inning, while in the third, Clairton received two runs to make the score 5-4. The Clairton Rotarians then started a spree in the first half of the fourth inning with 12 runs to finally win over the Glassporters.. A short business meeting preceded the game with Clairton's president J. Taylor DeWeese, in charge. Mr. DeWeese invited the borough club to attend the city's regular meeting next Monday at the Pine Run Methodist Church.. Guest speaker for the affair will be Judge Ralph T. Bell of Common Please Court. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1953 --- Officers, Board Set Special Meet Today --- The officers and board of directors of the Glassport Boys' Club will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall, Monongahela Avenue.. The purpose of the session will be to vote on the acceptance of the resignation of Andrew M. Hrehocik as president of the club. William Krandel, vice president, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1953 --- Local Army Man Wounded in Korea --- Pfc. Leroy Saylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kalina of 702 Ohio Avenue, was seriously wounded recently, the Department of Defense informed his parents here.. The Glassport High School graduate of 1949 was formerly employed by the National Tube Company and was drafted to Fort Knox, Ky., on Oct. 23, 1952. The Army man sailed for Korea from Tacoma, Wash. last April 7.. Pfc. Saylor is connected with Co. E of the 130th Regiment, Heavy Armored Division. He is believed to be in a Tokyo Hospital. The Washington report said "internal wound of the abdomen by mortar fire." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 29, 1953 --- Deadline Listed On Distribution --- Glassport High School Principal Robert Whirl reminded students and residents today that tomorrow will be the last day to obtain the senior annual, 'The Glahesian' of 1953.. The books will be distributed from Room 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. and purchasers are requested to take their receipts for the annual, Mr. Whirl said.. Those who are unable to stop at the school during the regular distribution will have to wait until the beginning of the fall term in August. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Local Leaders At Convention --- Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh and Mrs. Anna Ducay are representing the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 at the Legion convention in Pittsburgh.. They will attend a dinner tonight at the William Penn Hotel and take part in the nomination and election of new state officers.. During the convention, the group will name delegates to the national convention to be held in St. Louis Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.. Citations will also be given to various units for outstanting service during the past year.. Mrs. Peg Shirley, membership chairman for the local auziliary, has announced that most members have paid their dues for the coming year. The group is attempting to have 100 per cent paid-up membership before the October meeting.. Aug. 31 has been set as the tentative date for a picnic to be held by the auxiliary. The affair will be held at Renziehausen Park and will feature a covered dish supper.. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served and entertainment provided.. Husbands of members and junior members have been invited to attend the outing. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Auxiliary Plans Annual Affair --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will sponsor its annual family picnic Thursday, Aug. 6, at Pavilion 6 in Clairton Park.. The affair will be held in the form of a covered dish dinner and families of members and their friends are invited to attend. Mrs. Ann Burton, president of the auxiliary, is in charge of arrangements.. The dinner will get under way at 6 p.m., Mrs. Burton said, and the group will go swimming at the Clairton pool earlier in the afternoon. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Lions Club Director Sets Regular Meet --- Ben Miller, president of the Glassport Lions Club, announced today that a meeting of the board of Directors will be held next Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg., Monongahela Avenue.. Plans will be discussed for an affair to be held Aug. 13 at the Lotus Gardens on Route 51. The dinner will be held for all members and their wives, Mr. Miller said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Post Members Attend Convention in City --- Commander William Carns, William Kulik and Ben Miller are attending a three day convention of the American Legion representing the local post.. The convention is being held through Saturday in Pittsburgh. Mr. Miller, an officer in the 40 and 8, is also representing that honorary branch of the Legion as well as the local post. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Guests, New Members Attend Circle Picnic --- The Woodmen's Circle Juniors held a picnic meeting yesterday at their private picnic grove with games and a lunch served by Mrs. Mayme Lerie and the junior supervisor, Mrs. Ethel Best.. New members attending were Linda Melton, Donna Bartko, LaVerne Ackard and Donna Fraley. Guests were Carol Ann Stout, Adele Takaht, Madeline Plesniak and Beverly King. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- McKeesport Defeats Borough All-Stars --- The McKeesport American All-Stars defeated the Glassport League All-Stars last evening 7-6, and thus eliminated the Glassporters from the tournament. Today, the Pirates will play the Giants at 6:15 at the stadium. There will be a game every week-day night due to the playing-off of cancelled contests. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 30, 1953 --- Sportsmen Meet --- The Glassport Sportsman's Club will hold its regular meeting Sunday afternoon in the regular headquarters, officers said today. George Harff, president of the group, will be in charge of the business session.. All members are asked to attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1953 --- Aerie Schedules Events Program --- John Crncic, president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, announced today that the 48th anniversary of the Eagles will get underway tomorrow evening in the outside dancing pavilion.. Refreshments and a popular orchestra will highlight the affair, which will be continued Sunday evening. Mr. Crincic noted that the main celebrations of the anniversary will begin Wednesday evening and continue each night until Sunday, Aug. 9.. Tomorrow and Sunday's events will also feature corn and wiener roasts, the president said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1953 --- New Committee Slates Meeting --- A special meeting of a new committee of the Sons of Italy Lodge 941 will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the club rooms, Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. The newly-formed committee was named to delve into the possibility of granting membership dues free, to members 65 years of age.. Members of the committee include Dominic Borelli, Arch Buono, John D'Angelo, Anthony D'Angelo, John Molinari, John Stipa, Paul Trunzo and Tom Reynolds. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1953 --- Project Opens Today; Librarians Named --- The Glassport Woman's Club library will be open today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the CIO Bldg., Monongahela Avenue, officers announced.. Those chosen to serve as librarians include Mrs. Catherine Richards, Mrs. Florence Chottiner and Miss Olivia Calder. All due and overdue books may be returned at the session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1953 --- Local Class Cards Meeting Here Monday --- The E. M. O. Bible Class of the First Baptist Church will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the home of a member, Mrs. Ethel Hughes, 532 Ohio Avenue.. Mrs Morris Seifried, president, will be in charge of the business session, while devotions will be under the direction of Mrs. Bernice Stokes. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

July 31, 1953 --- Scouts Leave For Training --- 8 FromArea to Take Special Course -- Eight Boy Scouts of the Yohogania Area Council are leaving today for a two-weeks junior leader's training course at Mendham, N.J.. The boys, all of them Eagle, Life or Star Scouts, will attend the nantional council's camp at the Schiff Scout Reservation, considered one of the best equipped camps in the country.. In addition to the usual camp activities, they will receive training in approximately 40 camping skills including swimming, games safety, organization, survival, hiking, explorer activities, angling, canoe safety, boats, communications, patrol leadership, troop and patrol meeting programs and how to help younger scouts advance in rank.. The local boyswho will attend are: Eagle Scouts Dennis Marini of Troop 52 in Glassport, William Fedore of Troop 61 in Clairton and Jack Smith of Troop 69 in Clairton; Life Scouts Joseph Milligan of Troop 52 in Glassport and Bob Schuck of Troop 61 in Clairton; Star Scouts William Larson of Troop 23 in McKeesport, Joe Avoli of Troop68in Clairton and Carl Reiss of Troop 143in East McKeesport.. They will camp with 64 other scouts of similar ranks from other parts of the country.. Upon returning home, the Scouts will be assigned to troop, district and council activities. One of their main services will be to lead in the Yohogania Council's camping program. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- Tax Schedule Repeated Here --- Tax Collector Joseph T. Witkowski today reminded the residents of the schedule for payment of the 1953 school and borough taxes.. Mr. Witkowski stated that the school duplicate is set at $192,322.92, while the borough duplicate is $149, 584.50 The total assesment for the year is $10, 684,607.. Taxes are payable at a discount of two percent until Sept. 30. A five percent penalty will be added on Dec. 1. A total of 1,950 tax statements have been mailed, Mr. Witkowski said.. In case a property owner did not receive a statement, he requested to call at the tax office in the Borough Bldg. for a duplicate.. The school tax may be paid in installments, Mr. Witkowski said. However, no discount is available if paid on this plan The plan works in the following way: One half of the school tax must be paid by Sept. 30, 25 percent by by Nov. 30 and the final 25 percent by Jan. 31, 1954.. All taxes are payable in the borough Bldg. with the borough secretary, Miss Regina Witkowski. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- Citizen's Hose Wins In Morra Tournament --- Citizen's Hose Company No. 1 morra team emerged victorius as Glassport Champion at the Annual Sons of Italy picnic yesterday at Piekut's Grove.. The firemen competed with 10 other teams in the tournament. Players include Sam Tarli, captain, John Trunzo, John DePieroJohn Diagiacomo, Nick Tomasello and Ernest Poletti. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- Personal --- James Thomas Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas of 414 Iowa Avenue is undergoing treatment in the McKeesport Hospital. The youth is a member of the Giants team in the Glassport Little League. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- School Board Meets --- The regular meeting of the Glassport School Board will be held today at 8 p.m. in the principal's office of the junior-senior high school. George Fasiska, board president will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- High School Class Schedules Reunion --- Members of the Class of 1946 of Glassport High School will renew old acquaintances at a reunion on Aug. 27, according to committee chairman, Robert Mellor.. The classmates will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel, to be followed by a program of entertainment and dancing, Mr. Mellor said.. The chairman also noted that notices have been sent to class members and should be returned to the 1946 Reunion Committee, 936 Vermont Avenue, Glassport.. Tickets for the affair may be obtained from Mr. Mellor, Michael Marcenelli, Jean Mash Skiencar or Joseph Como. The committee asked that all reservations be in by Aug. 13. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- EMO Class Slates Meeting Here Today --- The E.M.O. Bible Class of the First Baptist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Ethel Hughes, 532 Ohio Avenue, officers said today.. Mrs. Bertha Stokes will serve as devotional leader with Mrs. Morris Seifried, president, in charge of the business session. All members are asked to attend the session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- Glassport, City Clubs Slate Joint Meeting --- A joint meeting of the Glassport and Clairton Rotary Clubs will be held today at 6:15 p,m, in the Pine Run Methodist Church, Wilson District, Clairton.. J. Taylor DeWeese, president of the Clairton Rotary Club, and Ed Quinn, who heads the Glassport Club, will preside at the session. Guest speaker will be Judge Ralph T. Bell of Common Please Court. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 3, 1953 --- Special Dinner Set --- Officers of the Glassport Lions Club reminded members today to make early reservations for the special dinner and meeting Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Lotus Gardens, Route 51. Ben Miller is president of the club. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Chairman Set For Program --- Mrs. Ethel Best, adviser to the Woodmen Circle Junior Grove No. 10 of Glassport, today revealed committee chairmen for a picnic to be held tomorrow with McKeesport Grove No. 6.. The event will take place at Renziehusen Park, beginning at 2 p.m. and will be open to members only, Mrs. Best said. Transportation -- Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh: Mrs. Helen Karr and Mrs. Pauline Rogan; lunch -- Mrs. Florence Boyd; sports -- Mrs. Ruth Helpert and prizes -- Mrs. Leona Stear.. All Glassport members have been asked to meet at the home of the adviser, 324 Erie Avenue at 1 p.m. as transportation will be provided.. Mrs. Karr, the state manager of the organization, will be in charge of the McKeesport group, of the borough members. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Officers Gather --- A meeting of the Official Board of the First Methodist Church has been planned for today at 7:30 p.m. in the church, William K. Rennie, president of the board, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Anniversary Program Set --- The 48th anniversary celebration of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will begin tonight at the Eagles' home, Allegheny Avenue, and continue through Sunday, officers said.. Tonight will be the family celebration while open house will be conducted tomorrow evening. Luncheon will be served at the affair and special awards will be offered. Music for dancing in the outdor dancing pavillion will be provided by an orchestra.. William Katie will serve as mater of ceremonies, while the ticket committee will be headed by Robert Luca. The general committee is headed by Mr. Luca, assisted by Joseph Burke.. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary who will assist in arrangements are Mrs. Waneta Mahugh, Mrs. Myrtle Prettman, Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Gladys Pryzwarty.. Mrs. Anna Laine, Mrs. Idella Eicher, Mrs. Selina Kirkwood, Mrs. Laura Crncic, Mrs. Smila Byerly, Mrs. Sayde Hornfeck and Mrs. Marcel M. Kirk. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Board to Meet --- The board of directors of the Glassport Lions Club will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Borough Bldg., Monongahela Avenue, with the president, Ben Miller, in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Auxiliary Lists Family Picnic --- The annual picnic of the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will be held tomorrow for members and their families at Clairton Park.. Those planning to attend have been asked to take a covered dish, sandwiches and silverware. Beverages will be supplied by the auxiliary.. Mrs. Ann Burton, president of the group, stated that dinner will be served between 6 and 6:30 p.m. at pavillion 6 in the park. All members have been urged to attend with their families. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1953 --- Bible Class Sets Meeting Tomorrow --- The Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms, officers said today.. Mrs. Mary Evans, president, will be in charge of the business session, while Mrs. Louella Gardner will serve as devotional leader.. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Alberta Dean and Mrs. Gardner. All members are asked to attend, Mrs. Evans said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- CMO Schedules Future Plans --- Stephen Fedak, vice president of the Catholic Men's Organization, announced today that volunteers are needed to assist in the renovation of the club headquarters.. Members who wish to cooperate in the project have been asked to attend the clean-up session at 6:30 p.m. at the C. M. O. Hall.. Andrew Slafka and James Thomsa, co-chairmen of the second picnic of the summer, have called a special meeting for tonight at 8 o'clock in the club rooms.. The affair will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, at Piekut's Grove, Washington Boulevard, and will feature free dancing in the evening to a popular orchestra.. The following men have been named to the various committees: Refreshments - Vic Meisl and Joseph Jacobson; entertainment - Melvin Ohillips and James William Bradley; tickets - Mr. Thomas and Mr. Slafka; publicity - Mr. Fedak, John Yablonsky and James Govola.. Tickets for the event may be obtained from any member of the organization and the public is invited to attend, Mr. Fedak said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- Woodmen Circle Holds Outing --- More than 50 members of the McKeesport Grove 6 and Glassport Grove 10 of the Woodmen Circle and 35 adult members of the McKeesport Grove 245 attended the annual picnic yesterday at Renziehousen Park.. The newly elected national committeewoman, Helen E. Karr, was honored and a cake was presented to her by the members Joan Spear, queen of Tau Phi Lambda sorority was also presented to the group.. Games included a treasure hunt were played by the members and prizes were awarded to Paula Przwarty, Darlene Andrews, Donna Fraley, Roselie Svatz, LaVerne Achard, Deanna Lee Best, Betty Salvi, Arthur Andrews and Alvin Best. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- Midget Ball Team Sets Practice Here --- Coaches Andrew Kurta and Pete Milkovich announced today that the Glassport Midget Football team will begin practice Monday at 6 p.m. in the Second Street field, adjacent to the high school.. All boys 9 to 13 years of age interested in trying out for the team are to register at Phil Economos. Name, weight and age is desired information, officers said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- Methodist Class Holds Session --- The regular meeting of the Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the First Methodist Church was held last night in the church. with the vice president, Mrs. Ida Glendenning, in charge of the business session.. Devotional leader was Mrs. Louella Gardner, while Mrs. Blanch Hickes gave a reading. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Alberta Dean and Mrs. Gardner.. The group packed a sunshine box for a sick member of the organization. The next meeting of the class will be held Sept. 3 in the church and the session will feature election of officers for the next fiscal year.. Mrs. Florence Orbin will serve as devotional leader. A hobo lunch will be served and a birthday cake will mark the birthdays of members in July, August and September. All members have been asked to attend.v Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- Slovak Club Slates Meeting Here Sunday --- The regular meeting of the American Slovak Club will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Copperweld CIO Hall, Monongahela Avenue, officers said today.. All members are asked to attend to discuss the picnic to be held at the end of the month and the membership drive. Anyone wishing to become a member has been requested to contact Michael Danko, John Ryaby, Joseph Mawritz, George Kollar or Michael Pacerucha. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 7, 1953 --- Event Postponed --- The wiener roast planned for tonight by members of the Assembly of God Busy Bee Sunday School class has been postponed by the teacher, Mrs. Ruth Martini. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Council Plans Action On Several Projects --- Borough Council is expected to take action on bids for the community swimming pool, for sewers on Harrison and Third Streets and for the paving of unimproved streets and alleys, when it meets tonight at 8 o'clock in the Borough Building. Nicholas G. Siudela will preside.. The sewer and paving bids were open at a special session July 27, but action was tabled pending tabulation by the architect and swimming pool committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Cubs Hold Lead; League in Last Week --- The CMO Cubs are leading the Little League in its final week. The baseball team is 25 percentage points ahead of the second-place team, the SOI Dodgers.. Lizik's Pirates are in third place with Otto A.A. Giants in fourth. Only two and a half games separate all teams in the league.. Today, the Giants meet the Pirates. Schedule for the rest of the week includes: tomorrow, Dodgers and Cubs; Wednesday, Cubs and Pirates; Thursday, Cubs and Giants; Friday, Dodgers and Pirates. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Games Carded --- The Glassport Steelers Pony League team will meet Dravosburg tomorrow evening at the Ninth Street grounds. All players have been asked to report at 5 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gary and sons John Jr., Richard and Donald, of 825 Vermont Ave, return yesterday from a two week vacation in Ligonier. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Naylor and their son, Russell Jr., accompanied them. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Outing Set --- Mrs. Valeria Mustatia, president of the Glassport Mother's Club, has announced that members will hold a meeting in Clairton tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Picnic Plans Listed By Glassport Group --- Plans are being furthered for the CMO picnic to be held Sunday at Pickett's Grove.. James Thomas and Andrew Slafka are co-chairmen for the affair. Tickets may be purchased from any member, Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Pittsburgh Trip Set By Fire Auxiliary --- Members of the LadiesAuxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 are planning to attend the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Aug. 19.. Wednesday is the deadline for reservations, which can be made by contacting Mrs. Jean Iacone at her home. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 10, 1953 --- Practice Called --- The local midget football team is scheduled to practice this evening at 5 o'clock at the Second street field. The Midget Footbal Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 9 o'clock at the Sons of Italy Hall. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Borough, City Odd Fellows Seat Officers --- A double installation of officers of Monongahela Valley Lodge 147 of Glassport and Bunola Lodge 552 of McKeesport, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, was held last night in the Glassport I. O. O. F. Hall.. Installation was in charge of George F. Bowers, district deputy, and his staff of Elizabeth . Officers from the Glassport Lodge installed were: .. Conn Noble Grand.. William C. Conn, noble grand; Merle T. Gloyd, vice grand; R. E. Dudley, secretary, James F. Anderson treasurer. John Jenco, junior past grand; Arthur Howard, warden; Richard Lytle, conductor; George Dannenhauer, inside guard; James Robertson, outside guard.. Adam Stinebaugh, right support of the noble grand; Ralph Thompson, left support of the noble grand; Edward Kirkwood, right support of the vice grand; Max Klein, left support of the vice grand and Burtrum Williams, chaplain.. McKeesport officers installed ... Pin Presented .. John Jenco was presented a past noble grand pin for serving in that capacity last year, while James Anderson was presented with a gift for special services during the year.. The Odd Fellows auxiliary group, the Star of Glassport Rebecca Lodge, will install new officers at a meeting today at 6 p.m. in the I. O. O. F. Hall. Installing officer will be Mrs. Irene Sommerville, district deputy president from Duquesne.. Mrs. Helen Fraley will preside at the business session before the new officers begin their duties. Mrs. Anna Takaht will head the refreshment committee to serve lunch following the installation ceremony. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- WSCS Cards Event --- The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the first Methodist Church will sponsor a bake sale tomorrow morning in Republican Headquarters, 519 Monongahela Avenue, officers said. Mrs. Lila Aiken is chairman of the event. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Meeting Held By Democrats --- Plans for a Democratic rally were discussed at a meeting of the Democratic Organization last night in the Borough Bldg. The rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 31.. Joseph Gaydos, chairman of the campaign, also announced that the headquarters, will open Monday at the United Steelworkers of America Local 1306 newly remodeled building at 528 Monongahela Avenue.. The committeemen and women presented reports at the session and talks were heard from each of the endorsed candidates. The following committee will assist Mr. Gaydos in preparing the rally: James Thomas, Stephen Marcus, James Bruney, Stanley Echost, John Stipa, William Campea, John Kollar, Robert Marcus, James Murphy, Joseph Witkowski, Frank Tacik, Carl Masch, Julius Slafka and Albert Stevens.. The above committee will meet Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. to name additional committees for handling the scheduled rally, the chairman said. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Troop, Cub Pack Set Meetings Here Today --- The home of Bartel Hetcher, 821 Cypress Way, will be the scene of a meeting of the Cub Pack of St. John's Lutheran Church today at 6 p.m. The Cubs include boys between 8 and 11 years of age.. The regular Boy Scout Troop 56 will meet today at 7:15 p.m. in the church social rooms. George Holloway, scoutmaster, will be in charge of this session. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Philo-Christo Class Sets November Event --- The Philo-Chriso Class of St. John's Lutheran Church planned a bake sale at the regular meeting last night in the church social rooms.. The event is scheduled to take place Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. at 607 Monongahela Avenue. Those planning to contribute baked goods to the sale have been asked to have them at the site by 9 a.m. that day.. Thge committee in charge of the event is headed by Mrs. Edward Smith Jr., assisted by Mrs. Bartel Hetcher, Mrs. ElmerElmsgreen and Miss Arleen Smith. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Rosary Society Sponsors Social --- The Ladies Rosary Society of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a social and card party Sunday at 3 p.m. in the parish hall, officers said today.. The proceeds of the event will help defray the cost of a new altar for the new church, now under construction. The committee will be headed by Mrs. Nancy Zendroski.. The chairman will be assisted by Mrs. Pauline Kader, Mrs. Dorothy Sherman, Mrs. Mary Gniadoski, Mrs. Nellie Ejchost, Mrs. Cecilia Liszka, Mrs. Blanch Pasinski, Mrs. Henrietta Ksiazek and Mrs. Blanch Zaleski. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 23, 1953 --- Lions Club Hears Polio Discussions --- The regular dinner meeting of the Glassport Lions Club last night featured a talk on polio by Dr. A. P. Keller, a McKeesport pediatrician. Ben Miller, president was in charge of the business session.. Dr. Keller, who is also a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy, spoke on the symptoms and treatment of the dreaded disease which takes thousands of lives every year.. Program chairman for the evening was Dr. Theodore Fineman, who was assisted by James Connors. It was also announced at the session that the ways and means committee of the organization has met to prepare plans for future events to be held this year. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1953 --- Sons of Italy Fete Members --- Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge will honor 25 members by awarding them life memberships at a banquet in the lodge hall tomorrow at 6 p.m. Those to be honored are all over 65 years of age and have held membership in the lodge for 25 years.. Principal speaker at the event will be Judge Samuel A. Weiss of the Common Pleas Court. Others on the program include Burgess Robert Shaw, Giuseppe Paravatti of the Swissvale Lodge, Michele Scaralatti, Grand Deputy of the Philadelphia Grand Lodge, and Lodge Venerable Tom Reynolds, who will be toastmaster.. Those members to be feted are: Nicola Borrelli, Antonio Bottigheri, Francesca Cola, Luigi Como, Luigi D'Angelo, Erminia D'Angelo, Giovanni D'Augustine, Gabreile DiMaio, Rosina DiGioia, Sabato DiMieri, Quirino DiRocco, Pilippo Fasano, Luigi Ferri, Nocola Ferri, Teodora Ferri, Gabriele Gatto, Martanna Lepori, Giuseppe Martino, Antonio Pasquantonio, Leondina Piergrossi, Luigi Ranelli, Francesco Salvi, Giuseppe Sabastino, Raffaele Todani and Salvatore TRunzo.. Plans for the evening were prepared by a committee consisting of Anthony D'Angelo, chairman, Dom Borelli, Arch Buono, John D'Angelo, Louis Martino, John Molanari, John Stipa and Paul Trunzo.. Following the dinner there will be dancing to the music of the Ralph Martino quartet until 1 a.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 24, 1953 --- Student Gets Prison Term --- For what he termed "reckless disregard of the law" Judge John Drew yesterday sentenced a Glassport High School student to a workhouse term of six months to two years.. Richard Galloway, colored of coursin Hollow Road, was tried on charges resulting from an accident last May 5.. According to police reports, the 18-year old youth was halted that night by Liberty Borough police officer John W. Stash for excessive speeding. The officer, who was said to be standing under a street light, signalled Galloway to stop with a flashlight.. Police said the youth then extinguished his car lights and increased his speed nearly striking Officer Stash as he passed. Two blocks further, Galloway lost control of the car on a slight curve and crashed into a parked car huling it into a porch.. The youth maintained that he did not recognize the signalling Stash as a police officer, but in imposing sentence Judge Drew declared,"Plainly, you knew this man was an officer of the law and yet you failed to stop. At 18, you are old enough to know responsibility, and the court cannot allow such reckless disregard of the law.".. Judge Drew also stipulated that one day be subtractedfrom the term, a move which permits the court to retain control of the case for possible modification.. Galloway, a reserve football player for Glassport High School, was tried for a violation of a statute which states that no person shall turn off motor vehicle lights for purpose of avoiding identification of arrest. Maximum penalty under the law is a $500 fine plus costs and a three-year prison sentence. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 24, 1953 --- Pastor Announces Theme of Service --- "The Unfinished Furrow" will be the sermon topic of the Rev. W. S. Hamilton at the 10:45 a.m. service tomorrow in the First Methodist church.. An anthem will be presented to the choir under the direction of Earl Deremer, with Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer as the organist. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with Hengust Robinson, superintendent in charge of classes for all age groups.. The Methodist Youth Fellowship Group will meet in the church social rooms at 7 p.m. The dartball team will meet the Knights of Pythias team in McKeesport Monday evening at the local church.. The regular mid-week service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with the pastor in charge. The choir will practice Friday at 7:15 p.m. in the choir room with Mrs. Kirmeyer and Mr. Deremer in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 24, 1953 --- By-Laws Group Meets Here Today --- John Sherman, president of the Polish National Alliance announced today that a meeting of the by-laws committee will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the P. N. A. Hall.. John Uziel, chairman of the committee will preside with Nicholas Siudela past chairman acting as adviser. The following officers and members are asked to meet in the club rooms at 7 p.m.. J. Kwolek, A. Kopezynski, M. Ickiewicz, J. Krol Sr., J. Chalewski, F. Anuszkiewicz, S. Spanka, S. Zaurski, R. Tyszkiewicz, A. Uziel, J. Borkowski, J. Krol Jr., J. Tudek, W. Krol and J. Chura. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 25, 1953 --- Bazaar Leaders Slate Meetings --- The decorating committee of the bazaar to be sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the basement of the church, officers said today.. The committee consists of Alice Savage and Mrs. Wanda Piekut and their aides. The committee in charge of the spaghetti supper to be held Sunday evening from 5 to 8 o'clock in the church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. Mrs. Clara Uziel and Mrs. Theresa Pasinsky are in charge.. The serving committee will meet also tomorrow at 8 p.m. Mrs. Stella Eichost and Mrs. Mildred Wojciechowski are in charge. Both meetings will be held in the basement social rooms. The spaghetti dinner is open to the public, officers said.. Mrs. Harriet Janoski and Mrs. Helen Zombek, co-chairmen of the bazaar, which opens Saturday night, stated that all committees will meet Friday evening to complete plans for the event. The public is also invited to attend the bazaar activities, the chairmen said. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 3, 1954 --- 'Meet Arizona' Set by Chorus --- Arthur Quadraccia, director of music in the Glassport Schools, announced today that the high school choruses will present a light musical comedy play, "Meet Arizona," Wednesday, February 10, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school.. The musical production will feature three choruses, cowboys, dudines and Mexicans, Mr. Quadraccia said, and includes a cast of 14. Characters will be portrayed by the following students: Liz Martina, Helen Dragos, Joyce Miller, Pat Kashner, Martha Jones, Donna Kapphan, Jack Horox, Leo Marshall, Joe Rusnak, Carl Snyder, Ronald Lanyi, Paul Reeder, Phil dunst and Harry Davis.. The action takes place in the "wild and woolly West" when Eastern girls visit a dude ranch in Arizona. While there, they are entertained by the cowboys and Mexicans. During the course of events, one of the Eastern girls falls heir to a large ranch.. Tickets for the production are available from members of the chorus groups and will also be sold at the door the night of the performance. All parents and friends are invited to attend. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 15, 1954 --- Post Planning Award Dinner --- Ben Miller, chairman of the Legion sponsored testimonial dinner for former Burgess Robert Shaw, slated for next Monday, today announced his committee for the event.. Joseph Gaydos will serve as program chairman while others assisting will be Michael Kurka, commander of Post 443, James Shirley, Walter Tokar, Michael Govola, Joseph Kargle, Walter Case, Joseph P. Deliman, John Estok and William Kulik.. The post will present the Legion Merit Award to Mr. Shaw at the dinner, which will be held in the Mazur Hotel at 6:30 p. m.. The dinner will be held in conjunction with Brotherhood Week, in the form of an Americanization program. Mr. Shaw will receive the award as "an outstanding citizen of our community, who has done a great deal in behalf of community betterment," Mr. Miller said.. This award has been given by the post to only two other men, Judge Samuel A. Weiss, when he was in Congress, and S. E. Bramer, former president of the Copperweld Steel Company.. Judge Weiss will serve as toastmaster for the dinner. Attendance is limited to 175., the chairman added. Tickets are available at 530 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 15, 1954 --- Athletic Associations Merge at Meet Here --- The Glassport Little League, the Glassport Midget Football Council and other groups, including children nine through 14 years of age merged yesterday into one non-profit organization. Victor Heiser was elected president of the new organization. Other officers are Peter Frobouck, vice president; James P. Murphy, secretary and George Streza, treasurer.. Miller Presides.. The new president proposed that an executive committee be named for the purpose of drawing up a charter and giving the group a new title. The committee is composed of Mr. Heiser. Mr. Frobouck, Mr. Murphy. Mr. Streza, Nick Martino, Willard Miller and C. Dragos.. Mr. Miller presided at the beginning of the meeting, held in the Sons of Italy Club.. He suggested that the Little League and the Football Council take separate votes on the merger.. Mr. Murphy then suggested that "we consider this matter right now, since we have men from the two groups." Philip Economos, who heads' the pony league, then asked that his unit be included.. The representatives then decided to include all associated activities in the merger.. Work Together.. Mr. Murphy stated that the "primary purpose of this meeting is to merge and do together what we are trying to do independently." With a unanimous vote the plan was accepted to merge together and draw up a new charter.. Mr. Martino read a communication from the American Legion Post, requesting representatives to attend the post-sponsored testimonial dinner for former Burgess Robert Shaw Feb. 22 at the Mazur Hotel. Mr. Heiser will attend as a representative.. Those attending the meeting were Mr. Miller, Mr. Heiser, Burgess James Thomas, Mr. Dragos, John Palmiero, F. DeMarco, James Hohl, Mr. Murphy, Frank Angelo, Andrew Kurta, Walter Raszewski, Mr. Frobouck, Mr. Martino, Mr. Economos and Mr. Streza. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 15, 1954 --- Rotary Club Sets Birthday Dinner --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club, set tomorrow at 6:15 p. m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, will be held in commemoration of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays.. The February program committee, composed of Sol Darling, chairman, Alex Kaszonyi, Harley Howard, George Neidermyer, Howard Minnicks and George Soltis, will be in charge. Two senior boys from Glassport High School, Bob Lokash and Glenn Hall, are planning to attend the dinner session. The movie projector fund drive will also be continued at tomorrow's meeting. Ed Quinn will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 5, 1954 --- Little League Plans Season --- Nick Martino, president of the Glassport Little League, announced today that practice for the season is slated to start Monday, April 19. Teams have been selected and will be announced later.. Paul Trunzo, at a meeting yesterday afternoon, commended the Rev. Walter O'Hara, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport Schools, and local school teachers, for assistance in the distribution and collection of membership applications.. Present at the session were C. Hornfeck. Victor Heiser, George Streza, James Thomas, Robert H. Shaw, Mr. Trunzo. C. Dragos, James Hohl, Frank Dorazio. John Palmiero, Regis Pater, Ralph Farmerie, Joe Mihalek, Joseph Giannandrea and Mr. Martino.. At another sports meeting yesterday plans were discussed for a proposed Glassport Youth Day, honoring Glassport boys and girls; between the ages of 8 and 14. Additional plans will be announced later.. Organization representatives at this meeting.were: Phillip Mauer of Boy Scout Troop 51; Arthur Marini, of Troop 52; James McCullough, of Cub Pack 52. Mr. and Mrs. Bartel Hetcher of Cub Pack 56; Mrs Doris Levy of Girl Scout Troop 704; Mrs. Dorothy Caves and Mrs. James Gasser of the Brownies.. Willard Miller and James Murphy of the Midget Football Council; Philip Economos of the Pony League and members of the Glasspost Little League also attended. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1954 --- Reliance to Hold Sunday Picnic --- Glassport Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 will hold a picnic Sunday from noon until midnight at Piekut's grove for the benefit of the truck fund.. Music for dancing will be provided by the Vagabonds. Chairman of the event is William Bradley, while other members of the committees in charge are: Games-Carl Davis; refreshments-K. Liebel and Joseph Salzmann; dancing-N. Molinari; tickets-John Lefkus and Mike Danko; grounds-Frank Duncan: publicity-Robert Murphy.. Other committee members are Evan Richards, Max Klein, Jim Grimm, Joseph Comas, Milan Molinary, J. Smith, J. McKeeta. Ed McKeeta, J. Jones, William Beibels, Arthur Wilks, P. Porter. J. Sauers, Richmond Karap, Sol Darling and Robert Shaw, John Burton, Ted Kleto, Ted Pasiewski, Mike Mihalovice, Arthur Salzmann, Frank Shardwir, Frank Shadwick and William Campea. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 17, 1954 --- Auxiliary Names New President --- The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 last night chose Mrs. Jane Case as president to succeed Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh. Other officers named at the election are: Mrs. Clara Grace, first vice president; Mrs. Sara Vignovic, secretary; Mrs. Ann Zebroski, treasurer; Mrs. Helen Kontros, historian; Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh, chaplain and Mrs. Helen Milos, sergeant-at-arms.. Plans were also discussed for the state convention to be held next month in Philiadelphia. The local unit will send Mrs. Wirebaugh and Mrs. Carns as representatives to the event.. Plans were also discussed for a picnic to be held late in August with Mrs. Murphy as general chairman. Members requesting picnic information may obtain it from Mrs. Murphy. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 15, 1954 --- CMO Sponsors Party at Hall for Champions --- The Catholic Men's Organization will sponsor a social gathering for the players of the club-sponsored Little League team, the Cubs, which won the 1954 championship in league competition.. The party is slated for tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the C.M.O. Hall. The boys on the team are asked to take their fathers to the affair as guests of the club.. Individual gifts will be presented to the players by John Lisi, president of the organization. Refreshments and entertainment have been planned for the occasion.. Milligan Chairman.. Franklin Milligan is chairman of the affair, assisted by Ed Wojciechowski. Members of the team are: Bob Herman, Ron Kalinowski, Mike Lettiere and Jerry Miller, all 12-year-olds; Billy Hawthorne, Bob Hinton, Dennis Montanti and Mike Piekut, 11-year-olds; Tom Jarusinski, Don Larcinese, Carl Masch and Anthony Sinatra, 10-year-olds and Bobby Davis, Randy Frobuck and Mike Warcola, nine-year-olds.. Bat boys are Dave Pensenstadler and bobby Piekut, while Frank Dorazio is manager of the team. Assistant coaches are Joe Mihakich and Jim McClanahan.. Others to Attend.. Officers of the Little League invited to attend the event ar Nick Martino, president; Charles Hornfeck, vice president; Victor Heiser, secretary and George Streza, treasurer.. Special guest will be Jim (Corky) Hohl.. Those representing the CMO in honoring the winning team are the officers and trustees, including the following: Mr. Lisi, president; Stephen Fedak, vice president; John Yablonski, treasurer; Mike Hrehocik, secretary; William Pensenstadler, chaplain and Andrew Slafka, assistant chaplain.. Trustees are Nate Bonadio, Mel Phillips, William Bradley, Anthony Tacavace, Andy Campayno and Mr. Mulligan. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 5, 1954 --- Junior High Schedule Set --- Robert Whirl, principal of Glassport High School, today revealed the schedule for the 1954-55 junior high basketball season. The schedule was recently approved by the Glassport School Board at its regular meeting.. The schedule includes ten league games and eight non-league games and will get under way Friday. Dec. 3. when the junior high meets Walnut School there. The rest of the schedule is:

Tuesday, Dec. 7-Lebanon at home; Friday, Dec. 10 - Park Terrace, at home; Tuesday. Dec. 14 - Wilmerding here; Friday. Dec. 17 - at Wilmerding at 3:30 p.m. All other games will be played at night.
Tuesday. Jan. 4- Walnut here; Friday. Jan. 7-Port Vue at home; Tuesday, Jan. 11-at Edison, Friday, Jan. 14 - Clairton there; Tuesday. Jan. 18 - at Park Terrace at 3:30 p.m.: Friday. Jan. 21 - Shaw Avenue here; Tuesday. Jan. 25 - at Elizabeth and Friday, Jan. 28 at Lebanon at 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday Feb. 1 - at Port Vue: Friday. Feb. 4 - Edison at home; Tuesday, Feb. 8 - Clairton here; Feb. 11, open; Tuesday. Feb. 15. - at Shaw Avenue and Friday, Feb. 18 - Elizabeth at home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 5, 1954 --- Cub Scouts, Troop 56 Card Meetings Today --- The regular meetings of the Cub Scouts and Troop 56 will be held this evening in St. John's Lutheran Church scout rooms.. The Cubs will gather at 5 p. m under the supervision of Bartle Hetcher, while Robert Johnson, scoutmaster, will conduct a meeting of Troop 56 at 7 p. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 5, 1954 --- Mawritz to Preside At Slovak Session --- Joseph Mawritz, president, will conduct the business session when the Glassport American Slovak Club meets Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Monongahela Avenue headquarters. Highlighting the afternoon will be the nomination of new officers for the year, followed by the serving of lunch and refreshments. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 5, 1954 --- Mrs. Dannenhauer Chosen President --- Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer was elected president of the Ladles Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 2 at its regular meeting last night in the fire hall.. Other officers named were Mrs. Mary McKeeta, vice president; Mrs. Betty Benner, financial secretary and Mrs. Nancy Caine, secretary.. The meeting of the auxiliary next month will feature the installation of new officers by the chaplain, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. and an exchange of gifts. A Christmas party will be held. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- Bethany Home Theme Listed --- "The Bethany Home" will be the topic of discussion by the Rev. Hans B. Jentsch at the 8:45 a.m. and the 11 a.m. worship services tomorrow in St. John's Lutheran Church.. The Women's Missionary Society will observe Thankoffering Sunday at the 11 a.m. service when two speakers from Thiel College, Louis Edgar, who is studying there under a foreign missionary fellowship and Abu Dayyeh, a student from Jerusalem, will be guests.. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with W. Hays Satterfield, superintendent, and Edward Watkins, assistant, will be in charge.. The Glad Hand Bible Class will meet Monday at 8 p.m., the Church Council will gather Tuesday at 8 p. m. and choir rehearsal is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Mrs. Thomas Hurrell and Mrs. Edward Smith Jr., in charge. The Boy Scout Cubs will meet Friday at 5 p.m. with Bartel Hetcher in charge and the regular meeting of Troop 56 is slated Friday at 7 p.m. with Scoutmaster Robert Johnson, conducting. The catechetical class will meet Saturday at 10 a. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- Harding Announces Theme of Service --- The Rev. Winfield S. Harding, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will use "Christ in the Church" as his sermon theme for the 11 a. m. service tomorrow.. An anthem, "You Must Be Born Again," and the offertory, "Jesus Is Calling," will highlight the musical portion of the service. The choir is directed by Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, while the organist is Miss Patricia Ercole.. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a. m. with John Olson, superintendent, in charge of classes for all ages.. The mid-week prayer service is planned for Wednesday at 8 p. m. with Mr. Harding in charge. The choir will practice Thursday at 7 p. m. with Mrs. Siefried and Miss Ercole in charge and the Baptist Youth Fellowship will gather Thursday at 8 p. m. with Owen White, president, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- PNA Bowlers Slate Match for Tomorrow --- The Glassport Polish National Alliance Bowling Team will travel to Bentleyville tomorrow for a match with the Bentleyville PNA. Cars will leave the club rooms at 3:30 p.m.. The locals are currently leading the league with 19 wins and two losses. Bill Tyszkiewicz, Al Zyra and F. Ruszkowski are pacing the team with high averages. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- Choir to Perform At School Hour --- The youth choir will sing tomorrow when the Sunday School meets at 9:45 a. m. in the First Presbyterian Church with William G. Rankin, superintendent, in charge.. The pastor, the Rev. Charles V. Reeder. will, speak on the topic, "Our Benevolences," at the 10:55 a.m. service. The Westminister Fellowship will meet tomorrow between 3 and 4 p.m. in the social hall.. The men of the church will gather for a social evening Monday at 8 p.m. The regular meeting of the Missionary Society is slated for Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Katterhenry Snyder home at 701 Vermont Avenue.. The recently organized Girl Scout Troop will meet Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the social hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- Teen Dance --- American Legion Post 443 will conduct a teen-age dance today from 8 to 11:30 p.m. in the post home. Chaperones will be Mr. and Mrs. James Shirley and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milligan. The club will be closed to members today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- PNA to Meet --- The Polish National Alliance Group 750 will nominate new officers at a meeting tomorrow at 2:30 p. m, in the PNA Hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 6, 1954 --- Pastor to Preach On Veterans' Topic --- "Most Excellent Way" will be the sermon theme of the Rev. W. S. Hamilton at the 10:45 a. m. service tomorrow in the First Methodist Church, when Veterans Day will be observed.. An anthem will be presented by the choir under the direction of Earl Deremer with Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer at the organ. Sunday School will convene at 9:45 a. m. with Hengust Robinson in charge of classes for all ages.. The mid-week prayer service is set for Wednesday at 8 p. m. with the pastor in charge. The choir will rehearse Friday at 7 p. m. with Mr. Deremer and Mrs. Kirmeyer in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Club Nominates Officer Here --- Several candidates for offices were nominated at the regular meeting of the Glassport American Slovak Club yesterday in the Monongahela Avenue headquarters.. The election of officers will take place Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p. m. Those nominated yesterday were: President - Joseph Mawritz, John Ryaby and John Svatz Jr.; vice president - Michael Bagay and Michael Kontros; recording secretary - John Mawritz; financial secretary-George Stulak.. Treasurer - Andrew Slafka; board of directors--George Dobos and Charles Kurta and trustees - Ted Govola, Carl Maceyko, John Boor; Bob Kurta, Emil Oreynak, Michael Kraynak, Andrew Dulina, Frank Makar, John Feltz, Steve Kontros and Latsi Skiba. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Two Drivers Agree On Settlement Here --- Two district drivers decided to settle between themselves after an accident here yesterday at the Clairton-Glassport Bridge, which resulted in only slight damages.. One car owned by Virgil Mills, of 110 Hamilton Avenue, Duquesne, and the other owned by A. R. Stokes, of 510 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton, collided when Stokes made a turn from the bridge, police said. 'Mills' car was reportedly traveling north of Ohio Avenue. Cause of the accident is unknown, police added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Annie Gillie Group To Meet Thursday --- The Annie Gillie Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will meet Thursday at 8 p. m. in the church basement, with the president, Mrs. Selena Kirkwood, in charge of the business session.. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Alice Dudley and Mrs. Pearl Pace, while the devotional leader will be Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. Entertainment will be in charge of Mrs. Bertha Stokes and Mrs. Clarabel Galloway. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Discussion Subject Revealed by WSCS --- "New Nations Shall Turn to the Lord," will be the topic of discussion when the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church meets tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the basement of the church.. Devotional leader will be Mrs. Mae Byard and hostesses will be Mrs. Ora Robinson, Mrs. Adalou Brown and Mrs. Byard. Mrs. Edna Kass, president, will be in charge of business.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Football Council To Discuss Event --- Willard Miller, president of the Glassport Midget Football Council, will preside at a meeting of the group today at 7:30 p.m. in the club rooms of the Sons of Italy Hall, Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. The group will discuss.the annual banquet for members of the teams. Details of the dinner will be announced at a later date, officers said. Those asked to attend tonight's meeting are: Chillers Dragos, George Streza, Philip Economos, Burgess James Thomas, Robert Shaw, Walter Raszewski, Pete Frobouck, James Kohl, John Palbiere, Regis Pater, James P. Murphy, Frank Angelo and Andy Kurta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Councilmen to Air Assessments Tonight --- The regular meeting of Glassport Borough Council will be held today at 8 p. m. in the Borough Building, with Nicholas G. Siudela presiding.. It was hinted that the engineer, Alex Hutchinson, will be present to recommend a change in assessments for residents of Iowa Avenue. Other old and new business will be conducted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1954 --- Finney Calls Session Of Auxiliary Police --- Frank Finney, president of the Glassport Auxiliary Police unit has called a meeting of members tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall on Monongahela Avenue.. Highlighting the meeting will be a report on the recent training school program, which began in Clairton High School last Friday for auxiliary police of the district. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- League Formed By CMO Group --- Plans for a shuffleboard-baseball league were completed by members of the Catholic Men's Organization last night. Action will begin Nov. 15 at 9:15 p.m. in the C.M.O. Hall.. The league will be made up of six teams of six men each and the first night's play will see the Cubs meet the Red Sox; the Dodgers meet the Yankees; and the Pirates play the Indians.. Any member of the CMO wishing to join the league may do so by contacting the secretary, Anthony DeViteo, or any officer of the organization. Teams and Captains are as follows: Cubs-Jim McCullough, captain, Nate Bonadio, William Santa, Ed Wojciechowski and John List; Red Sox - Carl Giannandrea, captain, Michael Deliman, Stanley Zebroski, Franklin Milligan, Melvin Phillips and Joseph Shadwick.. Dodgers-William Bradley, captain, Anthony Shumber, Stephen Fedak, Ralph Farmerie, William Pensenstadler and John Schwerha; Yankees-Nick Cavalier, captain, Michael Hrehocik, Adam Mendicino, Andrew Michalovice, John Shimko and Carl Zupi.. Pirates-Joseph Giannandrea, captain, John Trunzo, Anthony DiViteo, Ted Zebroski, Joseph Bonadio and Joseph Hrehoeik; Indians - Paul Trunzo, captain, Anthony Yacavace, Michael Faychak, James Govola, Michael Bill and Andrew Slafka. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Council Lowers Cost Of Iowa Assessments --- Glassport Borough Councilmen decided to lower the assessments for improvements for residents of Iowa Avenue and gave final reading to an ordinance providing for the improvement of Wall Street at its regular meeting last night in the Borough Bldg.. Council President Nicholas G. Siudela informed a delegation of residents from the Iowa Avenue area that the Borough will assume the cost of constructing retaining walls and the taxpayers will be assessed the cost of paving, grading and curbing of the street.. Payable by Jan. 13.. When the Borough assumes the cost of the walls the residents' assessments will be lowered from $12 per foot to $8.72 per foot, payable by Jan. 15.. Prior to Council's decision, Borough Engineer Alex Hutchinson advised Council to lower the assessment to $8 per foot where the new curb was installed and S7 per foot where a curb, which was installed years ago, was replaced.. However, Mr. Hutchinson admitted, when questioned by the residents, that he did not base this suggestion on actual figures, while Council's Finance Committee, headed by Mr. Siudela, had weighed the matter carefully arriving at the $8.72 per foot foot cost.. Final Reading.. Council accepted the final reading of an ordinance providing for the grading, paving and curbing of Wall Street from Ohio Avenue to Delaware and the installation of all necessary storm severs by the Indyk Construction Company.. Two thirds of the cost of improving the street will be assessed on the property owners, while the Borough will assume, one-third of the total, the ordinance reads.. In other action last night, Council granted permission to the Soffer Real Estate Agency to pave First Street from Monongahela Avenue to the railroad, at the expense of the real estate company.. The engineer was authorized to provide a street grade set up specifications and supervise the construction of the street near the old Stallings site, where the Thorofare Market Company is building another branch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Christmas Party Installation Set --- A Christmas party and installation of new officers will highlight a meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hope Company No. 2 next month.. New officers are: Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer, president; Mrs Mary McKeeta, vice president; Mrs. Betty Benner, treasurer; Mrs. Myrtle Mellor, financial secretary and Mrs. Nancy Caine, secretary. Installing officer will be Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, chaplain.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Club to Meet --- The Triple Link Club of Monongahela Valley Odd Fellows Lodge 447 will hold its regular meeting tonight at 8:30 o'clock in the Odd Fellows Hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Rotarians Gather --- Byron Ingraham will be in charge of a patriotic program in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the regular meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club today at 6:15 p. m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. William Ford will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Resident Hits Police Action --- A resident of Iowa Avenue, Frank Merta hit the Glassport Police Department over an arrest of teenagers last night at the meeting of Glassport Borough Council, but Council suggested he take the complaint to the Burgess and Police Committee, which will report back to Council.. Mr. Merta told Councilmen that last week Patrolman Robert Kurta. whom 'he called "Catch 'em Kurta." arrested four teen-age boys and two girls for loitering outside a borough drug store.. Mr. Merta said the youngsters were trying to decide whose car they were going to ride home in and were innocent of loitering when Kurta took them to police headquarters.. Council informed him that it is the instructions to police officers to break up any and all groups of teenagers on Borough streets as a precaution against juvenile delinquency.. Mr. Merta bitterly retorted that one of the girls received a "whipping" as a result of the "innocent act." He said that Lloyd Greinert, another patrolman, called the parents to inform them that the youngsters were at the police station.. Nicholas G. Siudela, Council president, said that "we must break up these groups, due to many complaints of the boys using foul language directed towards some of the female residents of the borough.. Police Chief Clarence Urbanski informed Mr. Merta that the teenagers were not "locked up" as he Merta thought they were. "They were merely detained at the station, as all our officers know that we can't put juveniles in the jail cells." Mr. Merta further asked: "Why punish the innocent kids, when other gangs are left untouched?" The matter will be referred to the Police Committee and Burgess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Reeder to Talk At Unit Session --- The Rev. Charles V. Reeder willl speak on the Evanston, Ill., church conference tomorrow at 8 p. m. during the meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of First Presbyterian Church.. The session will take place in the Katterhenry-Snyder home at 701 Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Opal Robley will conduct devotions.. Hostesses will be Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry, Miss Mildred Snyder and Mrs. Lucy Day. The session was moved from Thursday's originally scheduled time. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Mothers of Pack 52 To Sponsor Affair --- The mothers of the Cub Scouts of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church Pack 52 will sponsor a bake sale Saturday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at 426 Sixth Street.. The committee in charge includes Mrs. Vincent Faix, Mrs. Paul Straker, Mrs. Arthur Como and Mrs. Williarn Lyam. Anyone wishing to donate items is to contact the committee or take them to the site prior to the sale. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Session Scheduled By Ladies Auxiliary --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Sons of Italy will meet today at 7:30 p. m. in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Mrs. Tecla Masch, president, will conduct the business session, which will be followed by a luncheon with Mrs. Masch and Mrs. Mary Martino as hostesses for the evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1954 --- Member to Entertain --- The Philathea Class of the First Baptist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Earl Helsel, Harrison Street, Otto. Mrs. May Davis will preside and Mrs. Helen Weber will be the devotional leader. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1954 --- Council Okays County Plans On New Road --- Glassport Councilmen have accepted the revised tracings of construction plans for the improvement of Washington Blvd. in the hill district at the suggestion of Borough Solicitor John P. Hester.. The road, which was built at the expense of the county, will link Glassport with the boroughs of Port Vue and Liberty, when completed. A portion of the road is already completed.. Council agreed to accept the tracings to give the County Commissioners "at least another month" to work out any matters concerning construction and will also allow the borough time to consider property damages and any other problems which might arise before actual construction begins.. Mr. Hester further suggested that photographs be taken of all properties which may be involved in damage settlements for future reference.. In other Council action, the Borough will take out a policy up to $300, 000 if possible on the ambulance, owned by Citizens' Hose Company No. 1.. Solicitor Hester informed Council that it would be wise for the Borough to take out such a policy as a co-insurance in case of an accident with the ambulance in which the borough rnay be brought in as an additional party.. Council also authorized the solicitor's office to contact state health authorities in regards to the smog problem here. Several homes were hit by the smog recently, causing extensive damage to paint. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1954 --- Chief Asks Cooperation On Juvenile Problems --- Glassport Police Chief Clarence Urbanski today asked all parents to cooperate in the enforcement of the 9 p.m. curfew law, when all juveniles "must be off the streets.". "The Police of this borough have a right to pick up any and all youths on our streets and take them to the police station if they are found loitering near drug stores or street corners after 9 o'clock." the chief stated.. If the parents aren't concerned with the welfare of their children," he continued. "then the Police will have to take step to curb delinquency. We also have the right to send youngsters to the juvenile home if parents do not take an interest in keeping them off the streets.". "Street gangs in this community have created a menace in the past and we're out to break it up any way possible," Chief Urbanski said.. "Our adult pedestrians have to walk into the street to avoid large crowds of teen-agers congregated near business establishments and corners. Women have had to tolerate insults from uncouth boys, who use deplorable language. This Police Department will stand for it no longer and we'll make every effort to eliminate gangs and delinquency in the future." he asserted.. Air guns have also created another menace in Glassport he continued, all officers have been instructed to confiscate all such weapons to eliminate the breaking of windows and street lights.". Parents will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and youth offenders will be turned over to juvenile authorities. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1954 --- Two Youths Caught Taking Tires Here --- Glassport Police are holding two McKeesport youths today in connection with an attempted theft at a borough plant yard early this morning.. Police Chief Clarence Urbanski reported that Joseph Buckley Jr., 19, of 1211 Jenny Lind Street, and Robert Haynick, 20, of 2010 Flagler Street, were apprehended at 3:30 a.m. today at the Copperweld Steel Company parking lot for attempting to take tires from an automobile.. The two youths had taken a white sidewall tire from a car and placed it in the trunk of their car and were taking another tire from the same car when they were discovered by plant guard L. Ponzo, police said.. Borough Police were called and Patrolmen Lloyd Greinert and Frank Porto arrested the youths. A hearing is set tonight at 7 o'clock in the police station before Justice of the Peace Frank L. Tacik. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1954 --- Confraternity Slates Old Fashioned Affair --- The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will sponsor an "old fashioned" social affair Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p. m. in the Broadway Roller Rink.. A meeting to make final plans is scheduled Sunday at 3 p. m. in the church social rooms. All members of the committee are to be present. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 10, 1954 --- Service Set --- Commander Milan Trbovich, of American Legion Post 443 announced today that all Legionnaires are to report at the post home at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow to participate in the 11 a. m. services in commemoration of Veteran's Day. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Boys Released On Bond Here --- Two McKeesport youths, who were arrested early yesterday when reportedly caught stealing tires were released on $50 bond at a hearing here last night.. Glassport Police said today that no new charges were filed against the pair, as the owner of tire car received his tire back and the guard at the Copperweld Steel parking lot, where the attempted theft occurred, refused to press charges against them. Glassport Police held the two for larceny.. Police officers Frank Porto and Lloyd Grienert allegedly surprised Joseph Buckley Jr., 19, of 1211 Jenny Lind Street and Robert Hatnick, 20, of 2010 Flagler Street, attempting to take a tire from a car in the parking lot of the plant. The pair, police said. had previously taken one tire and put it, in their car and were trying to take another, when police arrived on the scene.. The two youths were released on $50 bond at a hearing before Frank L. Tacik Justice of the Peace, and another hearing was set for Saturday at 7 p. m. in the police station.. The disposition of the case will be made then to give Mr. Tacik more time to secure information on the case.. Thefts occurred in pairs yesterday at the Copperweld Steel lots. Tom Masch, of 210 Owens Avenue, Liberty Borough, reported to police today that his car was stolen from the lot yesterday sometime between 3:30 and 11 p.m. Police are investigating the theft today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- League to Choose Teams at Meeting --- The morra league of the Glassport Sons of Italy will meet tomorrow evening in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue to pick teams for the new season which begins Nov. 19.. Tom Reynold, lodge president, will be in charge of the business session. All members of last year's teams and those interested in joining the league are asked to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Initiation Slated By Ladies Auxiliary --- Initiation of new candidates will follow the regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, today at 8 p. m. in the home on Allegheny Avenue. Mrs. Gladys Przywarty, president, will conduct the business session, followed by a luncheon to be served by the refreshment committee. All officers are to wear white. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Dramatic Club Presents Play --- The Dramatic Club of Glassport High School will present its first play of the season, "Man Alive," a three-act suspense play by Carl Webster Price, Thursday. Nov. 18, in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school. Miss Eleanor Payne is faculty adviser.. The play involves a present day situation. A matinee performance for the grade schools is slated Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p. m. in the high school and another performance for high school students is planned Thursday, Nov. 18. at 1:30 p.m.. The evening performance at 8:30 p. m. on Thursday will be for parents and friends. Tickets are available from any member of the Dramatic Club.. The cast of characters includes: Dominic Antico and Russell Walters as the twin brothers, Gordon and George Crane; Peggy McHolme as Ellen Barton; Frank Martinko as Ray Alden: Patty Dannenhauer as Grace Rollins.. Helen Conomos as Della: Nicky Tragesser as Tim Kelly; Carol Hart as Lizzie Archer; Irene Sherman as Hester Roberts; and Jimmy Mort as Jason Wheeler.. The stage crew will be headed by Arthur Salzman and Jack Robinson, assisted by Arthur Wilks and Jack McCullough, while music preceding the play and between acts will be in charge of Arthur Quadraccia, high school band director..Student director is Frances Tiskiewic and Mildred Ruth Katterhenry will be the prompter. Make-up is in charge of Aileen Ginevan, Mildred Ditter, Audrey Uhlig, Delight Scklan, Nancy Heath and Claudia Belkowski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Township Man Held On Larceny Charge --- A Lincoln Twp. man was held for court by Justice of the Peace Frank L. Tacik on a $750 bond last night on a larceny charge, after he was arrested for taking 1,572 pounds of brass from the Southwest Steel Company.. Glassport Police said Emerson Arrington of Coursin Hollow was apprehended by Jack Lees, of 218 Monongahela Avenue, a plant Guard, and Albert Markus of McKeesport, chief guard, who uncovered Arrington's hiding place in the plant.. The stolen articles. Mr. Lees reported, were valued at $300. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Wives to Be Guests --- Joseph T. Witkowski and John P. Hester will be in charge of the program for the Ladies Night affair planned tonight by the Glassport Lions Club at a dinner meeting at 6:30 p. m. in the Mazur Hotel. Steve Orlando, president, will be in charge of the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Session Carded --- Mrs. Wanda Piekut will preside at the regular meeting of the Ladies Guild to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church today at 8 p. m. in the parish hall. Hostesses for the evening will he Mrs. Cecelia Pasinski and Mrs. Theresa Pasnski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1954 --- Library Open --- The Glassport Woman's Club Library will be open tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p. m. in the headquarters at 721 Monongahela Avenue. Librarians will he Mrs. Maurice Levinson, Mrs. Richard Lutz and Mrs. James Gasser. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Police on Lookout For Air Rifleman --- A Glassport woman escaped possible injury here yesterday, when the rear window of her auto was struck with an air rifle pellet, shattering the window, police said today.. When informed of the incident, Glassport Police immediately began a manhunt to find the person responsible for the act and today issued a strong warning in regards to possessing air guns.. Chief Clarence Urbanski said that Mrs. Harry Forkey of Washington Boulevard, was driving along Monongahela Avenue near Second Street when the shot pierced the rear window of her car. She immediately informed police officers.. Chief Urbanski stated that all air rifles in the borough will be confiscated by police to stop any further damage by vandals. The parents will be held liable for all damages of this nature, the chief added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Leonard Staisey Talks at Dinner --- Atty. Leonard C. Staisey, president of Duquesne School Board, discussed the blind at the Ladies Night affair held by the Glassport Lions Club last night in the Mazur Hotel.. Mr. Staisey, who is blind himself. pointed out the training techniques and activities at the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind in Oakland.. He also outlined what the Lions Clubs do to assist the blind through their various projects. The speaker was secured by Joseph T. Witkowski and John P. Hester, program chairmen for the evening.. Mr. Staisey promised to present the Lions Club with the first book in braille for its proposed community library. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Practice Set --- The choir of. the First Methodist Church will practice today at 7 p. m. in the church rehearsal room with Earl Deremer, director, and Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, organist, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Reynolds to Preside At Morra Meeting --- Tom Reynolds, president of the Sons of Italy, will preside at a meeting of the morra league tonight in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Eight teams will be selected for the new season which will get under way next Friday. All last year's members and those wishing to join the league are asked to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Legion Sponsors Holiday Social --- American Legion Post 443 held a social last night in the post home in connection with Veteran's Day. Food was prepared by the commander, Milan Trbovich. Another social affair is planned for tomorrow evening for members of the post..Legion officials announced today that only four residents of the borough attended the memorial services in Memorial Park yesterday, in addition to the members of the Legion who participated in the program.. One official was quoted as saying;. "It's really a shame that more people didn't turn out for these services, designed to pay tribute to all the war dead -- men who gave their lives for our country." Guest at last night's affair was former burgess, Robert Shaw, who was made an honorary member last spring, when he was presented with the Legion Merit Award. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Sunday School Class Meets Here Tonight --- Claudia Kassol, class president. will lead devotions at a meeting of the Busy Bee Class of the Assembly of God Sunday School tonight in the hone of Claudia Godfrey, 1351 New York Avenue, Port Vue.. Games will be played under the direction of Mary Alice Martini and Sherldine Jones. Those planning to attend are to meet their teacher, Mrs. Pearl Eschelbacher at the church at 7 p. m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Den Mothers' Affair Scheduled Tomorrow --- The Den Mothers of Cub Pack 52 of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, will sponsor a bake sale tomorrow from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at 426 Sixth Street.. The committee in charge is made up of Mrs. Vincent Faix, Mrs. Paul Straker, Mrs. Arthur Como and Mrs. William Lanyi. Anyone wishing to donate is asked to contact any of the members or take the items to the sale site. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1954 --- Librarians Chosen --- Mrs. Maurice Levinson, Mrs. Richard Lutz and Mrs. James Gasser will serve as librarians when the library, sponsored by the Glassport Women's Club, is open today from 6:30 to 9 p. m. Headquarters are located at 721 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 15, 1954 --- Students Name Queen at Ball --- Miss Lavina Randolph was chosen "Cinderella" at the "Midnight Masquerade," the annual formal dance sponsored by the Girls' Athletic Association of Glassport High School.. Judy Kass, president of the GAA, presented Miss Randolph with a flowered magic wand. Benny Benack's Orchestra played for dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p. m.. Committees for the event were as follows: Susan Kerber, dance chairman; Nadeen Myers, cochairman; Marsha Laird, decorations; Rosemarie Intrieri, programs; Cassie Heckert, refreshments; Judy Kass, Invitations, and Audrey Uhlig and Delight Scklan, tickets.. Officers of the club include Miss Kass, president; Nancy Heath, vice president; Evelyn Kantor, secretary, and Claudia Belkowski, treasurer. Mrs. Pauline Garden is the advisor.. Decorations were based on a Cinderella theme, including a pumpkin coach, two white horses, a clock, a castle and fountain, crystal slippers, sparkling stars, magic wands, and lorgnettes.. Guests at the dance were the past president, Miss Pat Kashner and her escort, members of the faculty and others. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 15, 1954 --- Missionary Society Cards Session Today --- Mrs. Wilma Robbins, vice president, will be in charge of the business session at the regular meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of the Baptist Church tonight at 8 o'clock in the social rooms of the church.. "Of Necessity" will be the theme of Mrs. Helen Weber , devotional leader for the evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 15, 1954 --- Installation Slated By Legion Auxiliary --- Installation of new officers for the year will highlight the regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 Wednesday in the post home.. Mrs. Kay Winterbottom will be installed as new president of the unit. A covered dish dinner will precede the dinner meeting. Members planning to attend are asked to contact the chairman, Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 15, 1954 --- District Governor To Visit Rotary --- Carl Nystrom, governor of District 260, will meet with the Board of Directors of the Glassport Rotary Club at 5:45 p. m. tomorrow, preceding the regular dinner session at 6:15.. The following committee chairmen will report on activities: George Neidermyer, international service; Davis Grove, community service; William Rennie, music; Ray Hornfeck, projector; William Faix, vocational service; Jack Tragesser, boys and youth; Evan Richards, fellowship; Sol Darling, membership and classification; Ray Hornfeck, club service; Melvin J. Naser, publicity and Byron Ingraham, 50th anniversary.. Mr. Naser announced today that completed plans for the 21st annual football banquet for the Glassport High School Gladiators will be announced tomorrow. The affair will be held next Monday at 6:30 p. m. in the Mazur Hotel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 16, 1954 --- Rotarians Planning 21st Annual Banquet --- Plans for tile 21st annual banquet, honoring the Glassport High School football team and sponsored by the Glassport Rotary Club, will be furthered at a meeting of the Rotarians today at 6:15 p. m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church.. Melvin J. Naser, general chairman announced today that the affair will take place Nov. 22 at 6:30 p. m. in the Mazur Hotel and will have a theme of "30," in conjunction with the 30th year of the Glassport Rotary.. Rotary Anniversary.. The 50th anniversary of Rotary International. which will be celebrated in June, 1955 will also be marked at the dinner. Tickets for the banquet are available from all members of the Rotary Club and at the principal's office at the junior-senior high school.. Honorary toastmaster for the evening will be Judge Samuel A. Weiss, who, under doctor's orders has been forbidden to speak for the next six months. His successor as toastmaster will be announced later, Mr. Naser said. Judge Weiss will attend, however. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Orphans Court Judge John Freemont Cox, who will use the theme, "Let's Play Ball Together." Judge Cox is a former principal of Elizabeth High School.. Other Guests.. Other guests promising to attend are coaches Neil Brown of Clairton, John Donnelli of Duquesne, Harold "Duke" Weigle of McKeesport, Lou Nemec of Wilmerding and Tony Rubino of Elizabeth.. Remarks will be heard frorn Art Rooney, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who will introduce the following members of the Steelers team: Jimmy Finks. Ray Mathews and Johnny Lattner.. Ed Quinn, past president of the Rotary Club, will award the club's trophy to the outstanding athlete and the scholarship and sportsmanship award will be made by Ray Hornfeck and William King.. Ghetian Makes Awards.. Myron Ghetian, Gladiator coach, will make the awards to the letter-men, aided by assistant coaches Michael Kurka, Joseph Lapkowitz and Joe Como. The program will open with the singing of "America" by the assembly, followed by the invocation by the Rev. Clifford Soisson, pastor of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church and group singing led by the Rev. W. S. Hamilton of the Methodist Church with Miss Mildred Katterhenry at the piano. Bill Ford, Rotary president, will offer the greetings.. Miss Donna Kapphan, vocal soloist, will sing "Hail Unto Our Colors" and the "Alma Mater" accompanied by Miss Katterhenry. The assembly will sing "God Bless America" and the Rev. Hans B. Jentsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, will close the program. Mr. Jentsch is the Rotary chaplain. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 16, 1954 --- Choirs to Practice; Meeting Scheduled --- The Presbyterian Church choir will meet tomorrow evening in the church with William Ross director, and Mrs. Madeline Stanton, organist, in charge.. The Junior Choir will gather at 6:30 p. m., while the rehearsal of the senior group is planned for 7:45 p.m.. The senior choir will meet in' the social rooms following the rehearsal with Mrs. Margaret Hartman, president, in charge. Members are asked to take food for a "hobo" lunch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 16, 1954 --- Stamp Distribution, Registration Listed --- Frank Gurdovich, chairman of the Surplus Food Committee, announced today that stamps will be distributed Thursday to those who registered in September.. Eligible registrants are to meet at the Borough Bldg. between 7:30 and 9 p. m. for distribution. Registration for December will also take place Thursday evening, Mr. Grudovich said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 16, 1954 --- Legion Auxiliary Sets Installation --- Mrs. Kay Winterbottom, a Pittsburgh Legion officer, will be in charge of installing new officers of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 tomorrow evening in tire post home.. Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh will be installed as president of the Auxiliary for the second time. A covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the business and installation.. All members of the unit planning to attend the dinner and business meeting are asked to contact the chairman, Mrs. Wirebaugh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 16, 1954 --- Club to Meet --- The regular meeting of the Hilltop Sewing Club will be held today at 8 p. m. in the home of Mrs. Harry Byard, 1033 Vermont Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1954 --- Nystrom Speaks Here; Banquet Plans Aired --- Carl Nystrom, governor of Rotary District 260, met with various committee chairmen and served as guest speaker at the regular dinner meeting of the Glassport Rotarians last night in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church.. Mr. Nystrom discussed Rotary International and district clubs and commended the Glassport group for its "splendid attendance record and the progress in 'service projects.". He pointed out highlights of the Seattle convention and the Assembly in Lake Placid last July. Mr. Nystrom suggested that the borough club increase its membership 10 per cent.. It was announced at last night's session that Melvin J. Naser, publicity chairman, will pinch hit for Judge Samuel A. Weiss as toastmaster for the 21st annual football banquet honoring the Glassport High School Gladiators next Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel.. Mr. Naser said today that tickets for the affair are at a minimum and those planning to attend should get tickets as soon as possible from Rotary members or at the high school office.. 30th Anniversary.. The banquet will mark 30 years of football at Glassport High and the 30th year for the Rotary Club. Mr. Naser has been in the borough school system for, the past 30 years also.. "The entire program," Mr. Naser said. "will be woven around the 'Thirty' theme." The 50th anniversary of Rotary International which will be celebrated in February, will also be included in the program theme.. On Monday, Nov. 29, the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will deliver the annual Thanksgiving message. Two senior boys attending last night's meeting were William Kaltenbaugh and Phillip Dunst. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1954 --- Judge Weiss Makes Appeal --- Judge Samuel A. Weiss, a native of the borough, in a strong statement today, issued an appeal to residents of Glassport to meet their community responsibility in raising funds for the Community Chest.. The jurist said: "It is a regrettable task for me to state that Glassport is the only community in Western Pennsylvania that has shirked its responsibility with the Community Chest -- the Chest that serves 93 different agencies.". A local organization, the judge said, refused to accept the responsibility and "so it has fallen upon myself to help redeem Glassport's honor, at least to meet its community responsibility. "I plead," he continued, "with all Glassport business people to send me their pledges payable to the Community Chest.". Judge Weiss also revealed that a basketball game has been arranged as a climax to the drive on Jan. 13. The contest will be played between the Duquesne University Freshmen and the Duquesne Serbs. Last year, the Serbs inflicted one of two defeats suffered by the Freshmen.. Glassport High School Principal Robert Whirl will officiate with Vince McKeeta and others also donating their services.. "Please send in your pledges," Judge Weiss pleaded, "to my home or come to my home at 201 Monongahela Avenue. I have pledge cards." the judge said. Judge Weiss has asked resident to refrain from calling by telephone as he has been forbidden to speak for six months under doctor's orders. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1954 --- Parents, Scouts Attend Program --- Parents and members of Scout Troop 52 of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church attended a father-mother-son affair last night in the Scout rooms.. The Rev. W. A. O'Hara, pastor of the church, spoke on the need for closer supervision of children, when away from home. He pointed out the current wave of vandalism in the borough.. Scoutmaster Arthur Marini asked for better cooperation from the parents in curbing juvenile delinquency.. Method Evans showed movie slides of camping activities at Camp Alliquippa. Refreshments were served by the committee including Joseph Milligan and Francis O'Connell, co-chairmen; Joseph Pensenstadler, James McCullough, Mr. Evans, Anthony Shumber, Victor Bryer, Adam Mendicino and Harry Sutman, aides. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1954 --- Party to Highlight Exchange of Gifts --- Names were exchanged for a Christmas gift exchange at a meeting of the JOC Club in the home of Mrs. Irene Sommerville in Duquesne. Mrs. Gladys Easton, president, conducted the business session.. A good luck charm was adopted by the group and prizes were won by Mrs. Ruth Hershey and Mrs. Easton. Lunch was served, by the hostess. The Dec. 13 meeting will be a Christmas party in the home of Mrs. Bertha Stokes, 125 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1954 --- Personal --- Mrs. John Shirley, of 814 Cherry Way, is a patient in Presbyterian Hospital where she will undergo an operation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1954 --- Morra Teams Set Opening Tomorrow --- The Glassport Sons of Italy Morra League will begin its 10th season of play tomorrow at 9 p. m. in the club rooms. Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue, officers said today.. Seven teams were selected last week with the following lineup: Iron City-R. Ghrist, J. Ali, F. Molinari, S. Tarli, E. Pitkins, G. Miller and J. Schneltzer.. The Bud Team-A. Carlei, G. Digiacomo, J. Molinari, P. Dichiera, J. Zolton and E. Cobra; Fort Pitt - J. DiPiero, D. Molinari, F. DeJulius Sr., N. Tomasello, F. Angelo, B. Shaw and Don Schillaci: the B. R. team J. Spagnola, C. Dragos, O. Pecora, T. Bocianoski, J. Saire, T. Reynolds and J. Trunzo.. Tech - P. Tavalaro, D. Borelli, P. Mollica, J. Schillaci, F. Paoletti. and A. Maceyko; the O. S. team - F. Conley, F. DeJulius Jr., D. Godine, J. Aiken, P. Vehec,A. Buono and P. Trunzo and Stoneys - V. Trunzo, John Ali, F. Moranelli, F. Truby, Mel Henderson and N. Sorrentino.. Eugene Pitkins was named treasurer of the 1954-55 season, while president is Thomas Reynolds. It was also announced that prior to the beginning of play, each team will select a captain. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1954 --- Christian Mothers To Meet Sunday --- The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will meet Sunday in the school hall at 3 p. m.. Mrs. Frank D. Rommel, president of the organization, will be in charge of the session at which time a report will be given on the old-fashioned social held last night at the Broadway Rink.. Funds from the social will be used partly to provide the annual Christmas treat for children of the school, Mrs. Rommel said.. She added that at the meeting she would give special commendation to members of the committee and to George and John Fasiska for their part in making the social a success. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1954 --- Dr. Cibrik Appointed Examiner by Board --- Dr. Frank Cibrik, president of the Glassport Health Board, announced last night at the regular meeting of the board. that he has been named by the Selective Service Board as examiner for draftees in the borough. The appointment is a non-paying job. Dr. Cibrik noted.. Board members decided to send a recommendation to Borough Council to appoint Dr. Cibrik to another five-year term as a member of the local board. His term expires Jan. 1.. It is usually the policy of Council to make the appointment recommended by the Health Board.. Reviews Complaints.. Mrs. Irene Kass, borough sanitarian, reviewed the various complaints, stating that violators of any of the health laws have received registered notices. If the unlawful practices are continued, she said, violators will be prosecuted.. Mrs. Kass pointed out that in some section of the community junk cars have accumulated, which is a violation of the zoning ordinances. A request to Borough Council will be submitted for further action on the matter to remove these vehicles.. Lou Cross, sanitation truck driver attended the meeting and informed the Board that the truck will not be able to pick up garbage on Oregon Avenue when the Weather is bad. Councilmen Robert Marcus, head of the Sanitation and Health Committee, will be advised to "work out" a suitable arrangement with the residents of this area.. Warning Issued.. Mrs. Kass advised residents today to bundle or place in bushel baskets all leaves, shrubs and hedge cuttings. Unless they are properly bundled or basketed, the employes of the department will not pick them up.. The same policy will be in effect for rubbish and garbage that is improperly placed for collection. All garbage must be in metal, air-tight cans and rubbish in bushel baskets, Mrs. Kass said.. If hot ashes are placed for collection, they will also be ignored, as last year, the borough truck caught fire a few times due to the hot ashes, which ignited other waste.. Mrs. Kass reported one case of whooping cough and one case of mumps to date. Even though these diseases are not quarantineable, it is imperative that they be reported to the Health Dept.. Other attendees at last night's meeting were Mrs. Sadie Wolf, Joseph Kuzio, Mr. Cross, Joe Kollar, the secretary and Mrs. Kass. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1954 --- Odd Fellows Asked To Attend Event --- Members of Monongahela Valley Odd Fellows Lodge No. 147 have been invited to attend a banner presentation in West Elizabeth Lodge on Monday evening.. The Monongahela Encampment No. 109, at 426 First Street, W. Elizabeth, has been awarded a banner for the greatest percentage of members increased during the past year.. The presentation ceremony will be in charge of Charles M. Pfile, grand patriarch of the Grand Encampment of Pennsylvania. John Jenco, of the Glassport Lodge, announced that the session is open to members of subordinate lodges and encampments. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 19, 1954 --- Department Continues Winter Preparations --- The Glassport Street Department, headed by Councilman Stephen Zurenda, is continuing its preparation of borough streets for the winter season. Mr. Zurenda announced today.. Hill roads have been scraped with the grader several times and ashes have been placed there in case of ice and snow. All catch basins have been cleaned and repaired, also, Mr. Zurenda added.. In his regular report to Borough Council, Mr. Zurenda informed the group that Monongahela Avenue from Ninth to Third Street and Harrison Street were swept every week, while Indiana, Vermont, Ohio and Delaware Avenues were swept every two weeks.. Ditches Cleaned.. Ditches were cleaned at Elm Street, Fairview Avenue and Oregon Avenue and catch basins were repaired at Eighth Street and Delaware Avenue and Euclid Avenue at Fourth Street.. Red-dog was placed on Pennsylvania Avenue, Euclid Avenue from Fourth to Second Street, Fern Alley from Second to First Street, Century Avenue and Iowa Avenue from Third to Fourth Street. Summitt Avenue. Washington Blvd., Tennesee Avenue, Oregon Avenue and Marie Street to Edmundson were scraped.. Sewers were blown out at 419 Erie Avenue, Pacific Avenue, Seventh and Ohio Avenue and Seventh and Monongahela Avenue. A cross drain was cleaned on Atlantic Avenue and a cross drain was placed on Elm Street.. Department employes placed oil on Sumrnitt Avenue and Washington Blvd. and filled holes on Washington Blvd. Poles were cemented at Second Street and Erie Avenue.. Other Work Done.. The department repaired cross railings at First Street and Ohio Avenue and on Erie Avenue and picked up dirt on Plum Alley at Fourth and Fifth Street.. The Third Street tunnel leading into the Pittsburgh Engineering and Machine branch of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry was opened for traffic after being cleaned and washed down after last month's flood.. In answer to complaints by borough residents for repairs and other items connected with the Street Department, Mr. Zurenda assured them that the department is doing a "splendid job" in an effort to satisfy all concerned.. "We shall do all in our power to continue service to residents by doing the best job we can in order to remedy any and all deplorable conditions which might prevail in this community," Mr. Zurenda added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 19, 1954 --- Council Job Set By Judge --- Glassport's Second Ward will have further representation with the appointment of Willard Miller to Borough Council by a Quarter Sessions Court judge yesterday.. In a court order through the Clerk of Courts office, Quarter Session Court Judge Loran L. Lewis chose Mr. Miller, who lives at 504 Ohio Avenue, to succeed Thomas Reed as the Second Ward representative in Council.. Taken to Court.. The matter was taken to court when six Glassporters submitted a petition to appoint Nicholas Tomasello to the Councilmanic post when Council failed to name a successor within 30 days after Mr. Reed's resignation.. Mr. Reed resigned Aug. 9 due to ill health.. In Judge Lewis' opinion, he pointed out that the delay in the court appointment was due to the difficulty in choosing the right man for the position.. He stated that "both Mr. Miller and Mr. Tomasello are friends, they have worked together in community affairs and both have fine reputations in Glassport.". Considerable Study.. "After considerable thought and study on the matter. I have, decided to name Mr. Miller to the vacant post due to his more mature age and experience.". The judge stated that Mr. Tomasello is 25 years of age, a veteran of the Korean conflict and is now the president of Citizens' Hose Company No. 1.. Mr. Miller, he said. who is 51 years old, has lived in the borough for the past 12 years. He is president of the District Bus Drivers' Union Local 1214 AFL and president of the Glassport Little League.. Borough Council had appointed Mr. Miller to fill the vacancy previous to the court action but final decision hinged on the decision of Judge Lewis. Mr. Miller will attend his first regular meeting of Borough Council on Dec. 13. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 20, 1954 --- Thanksgiving Message Set --- "God's Open Hand" will be the Thanksgiving message of the Rev. W. S. Hamilton at the 10:45 a. m. service tomorrow in the First Methodist Church.. An anthem will be presented by the choir under the direction of Earl Deremer with Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer at the organ. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a. m. with Hengust Robinson as Superintendent.. The regular mid-week prayer service is planned Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. with the pastor in charge.. The Methodist Church will unite with the other Protestant Churches of the borough in a community Thanksgiving service Thursday at 10 a. m. in the First Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Schambach, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.. It was announced that choir rehearsal will be held today at 6:30 p. m. with Mr. Deremer and Mrs. Kirmeyer in charge. The practice session will be held on Saturdays until further notice. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 20, 1954 --- Choir to Begin Sunday Activities --- The Youth Choir will open the exercises when Sunday School meets tomorrow at 9:45 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. William G. Rankin, superintendent, will conduct the hour for all ages.. The Rev. Charles V. Reeder. pastor, will discuss "Paul and Silas," another in a series of sermons on the teachings of Paul, at the 10:55 a.m. service.. All officers of the church including elders, deacons and trustees, will meet at the church at 2 p.m. to tour the borough collecting pledge cards from those unable to take them to the morning service.. These officers will make tile collection route in groups of two between 2 and 6 p.m. Members are asked to stay home to welcome the visitors, the pastor said.. The Westminster Fellowship of the church will meet tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. in the social rooms. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 20, 1954 --- Pastor to Use 'Be Prepared' --- The Rev. Hans B. Jentsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, will use the theme, "Be Prepared," for the 8:45 matins service and the regular 11 a. m. worship tomorrow.. An anthem by the choir. under the direction of Mrs. Thomas Hurrell and Mrs. Edward Smith Jr. at the organ, will highlight the music for the morning.. Sunday School will convene at 9:45 a. m. with W. Hays Satterfield, superintendent, in charge of classes for all ages, assisted by Edward Watkins. Choir rehearsal is slated for Wednesday at 7 p. m. with Mrs. Hurrell and Mrs. Smith in charge.. The Lutheran membership will join in the community Thanksgiving service Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Baptist Church. Mr. Jentsch, along with the pastors of the other four Protestant Churches will participate in the worship. The Rev. Robert Schambach of the Assembly of God Church, will deliver the message.. The Cub Scouts, under the supervision of Bartel Hetcher, will meet Friday at 5 p. m., while Troop 56 will meet at 7 p. m. Robert Johnson is the Scoutmaster. The catechetical class Saturday from 10 a. m. to noon will be under the direction of the pastor. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 20, 1954 --- Slovaks to Meet --- A special meeting of the Glassport American Slovak Club will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the club rooms on Monongahela Avenue. A special project will get under way at 4 p.m.. according to Joseph Mawritz, president of the organization. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 20, 1954 --- Eagles to Elect --- Glassport Aerie 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will nominate and elect a new vice president during the unit's regular session Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Eagles' Home. Walter Kirkwood will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1954 --- School Group Gets Charter --- The Courtesy, Control, Citizenship, Civics Club of St. Cecilia's School has received its official charter from the Commission on American Citizenship in Washington, D. C., school officials said today.. The charter formally recognizes the local unit of the Civics Club, which was recently organized. Students of Grade Seven comprise its membership.. The officers of the new club are: Gary Kimmell, president; James Dworek, vice president; Hope Gribschaw, secretary and Wayne Holton, sergeant-at-arms.. The Courtesy, Control, Citizenship Civics Club is one of more than 2,200 Catholic Civics Clubs chartered in the United States in the past year. Sponsored by the Commission on American Citizenship of the Caholic University of America in Washington, these clubs foster training for good citizenship.. Through monthly projects, featured in the national Catholic weekly, "The Young Catholic Messenger." for students of the upper elementary grades, these young citizens learn the meaning of Christian social living based on principles of justice and charity.. This year the Commission on American Citizenship has set up for the clubs a program of study and action under the general theme. "We Need One Another," stressing the interdependence of urban and rural people. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 23, 1954 --- Thanksgiving Program Set --- Mrs. Gwen Shaw's second grade students in the Second Ward School will entertain their parents with a program of the First Thanksgiving and a feast tomorrow in the classroom.. Jane Grove will welcome the group and Karen Spies will be Pilgrim Mother and Jimmy Halavats, Pilgrim Father. The Indians will be portrayed by Anthony Calvisi, Clarence Coddington, Carl Kaye, Stephen Magyar, Joseph Rizzo, Jimmy Robertson, George Vanscoy, David Russen, Stephanie Dimitroff, Dottie Cipriani, Kathryn King, Elizabeth Marghella, Virginia McNeiles and Eileen Ondrej.. The above group will sing "Little Indians," "John Brown Had a Little Indian," and "Playing Indians." An Indian dance will be presented by the medicine men including Mark Broder. Allan Kuffner, Allan Grice and John Dzvonick.. The Pilgrim Neighbors will be Susan Rankin, Jane Grove, Kathy Cox, Janice Germak, Patsy Sherman, Virginia Jones, Carol Resko, Vincent Marghella, Charles Melton, Richard Forkey, Norman Booth and Thomas Staley. They will sing "Come. Ye Thankful People Come" and "Thanksgiving.". "The Story of Thanksgiving" 'will follow. when the students will sing "Over the River and Through the Woods" and "Big Fat Turkey," after which the parents and children will sing "We Gather Together.".. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 24, 1954 --- Protestants Card Combined Service --- The Rev. Winfield S. Harding, pastor of the Glassport Baptist Church, announced today that a community Thanksgiving service will be held in the church tomorrow morning.. The service, planned for the members of the First Presbyterian Church, the First Methodist Church, the Assembly of God Church as well as the members of the Baptist Church, and will begin at 10 o'clock Thanksgiving morning.. The annual service twill feature the Thanksgiving address by the Rev. Robert Schambach, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. The combined choirs of all churches will sing "Harvest Thanksgiving" by Scott.. Ministers participating in the service include the Rev. W. S. Hamilton of the Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Y. Reeder of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Harding and Mr. Schambach. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 24, 1954 --- Rehearsal Called; Scouts to Gather --- The choir of the St. Johns' Lutheran Church will practice today at 7 p. m. in the social rooms of the church. Mrs. Thomas Hurrell, director and Mrs. Edward Smith Jr., organist, will be in charge of the rehearsal.. The Cub Scouts will meet Friday at 5 p. m. under the supervision of Bartel Hetcher, while the meeting of Troop 56 is scheduled for 7 p, m. with Robert Johnson. Scoutmaster, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 24, 1954 --- President Announces Plans for Banquet --- Willard Miller, president of the Glassport Midget Athletic Council, announced today that plans are under way for the annual banquet honoring members of the local Midget Football Team.. The dinner, which is planned for Monday at 6:30 p. m. in the Mazur Hotel, Eighth Street and Monongahela Avenue, will also honor the coaches of the team. The program for the affair will be announced later, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 24, 1954 --- Women to Finish Plans for Banquet --- The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will be held Friday at 8 pm. is the Eagles Home on Allegheny Avenue. Mrs. Gladys Przywarty, president, will be in charge of the business session, when plans will he completed for the 11th annual banquet of the organization.. Those planning to attend the affair are asked to make reservations as soon as possible by contacting the secretary, Mrs. Margaret Palmer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1954 --- Fifth Annual Banquet Planned for Midgets --- The Glassport Midget Football Council will sponsor its fifth annual banquet honoring the "Steelers," the Glassport midget football team. Monday at 6:30 p. m. in the Mazur Hotel.. Robert Shaw will be toastmaster and remarks will be heard from those instrumental in the fielding of the team, including: Andy Kurta, head coach; Regis Pater, John Palmiero and Jerry Cola, assistants.. To Present Awards.. The coach and assistants will present a midget football to each of the players who will not play next year because of the age limit for eligihility. The dinner will close with the showing of a movie on football by Pete Patacca.. Honored guests slated to attend the affair inciude: Judge Samuel A. Weiss and son, Joseph T. Witkowski, the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, Myron Ghetian, coach of Glassport High School Gladiators; T. F. Dorsey, of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, the first sponsors of the team.. Albert P. Steven, Nicholas G., Siudela, Mrs. Peter Frobouck, Mrs. John Palmiero, Mrs. Charles Dragos, Robert E. Whirl, Nick Martino, Steve Orlando, Thomas Reynolds, Evan L. Richards, Nick Tomasello, Felix Zyra, Joseph Cox, Edward Wojciechowski, John Lisi, John Sherman, Burgess James Thomas, James P. Murphy Jr. and Dr. Frank Cibrik.. Lose in Play-off.. The "Steelers" finished their regular season of play with a record of six wins and two losses. Glassport and McKeesport had identical records necessitating a play-off for top honors of their ection, but the city team defeated the Steelers in the play-off contest by a score of 12-7 on the final play of the game.. Parents and others interested in attending the affair may obtain tickets by contacting Phillips Economos at Sixth Street and Monongahela Avenue.. Coach Kurta also announced today that all uniforms should be turned in today. Players are to take the uniforms to the First Ward School between 6 and 8 o'clock tonight, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1954 --- Police Complete Training Course --- Frank Finney, president of the Glassport Auxiliary Police Organization, announced today that the members completed their training course Wednesday night in Clairton High School.. The men were instructed by Lt. N. McTiernan of Swissvale. Members of Auxiliary Police units of the area attended the 30-hour course, with about nine hours of instruction per week, Mr. Finney said.. James Iacone, chief of the Auxiliary Police force of Glassport, also announced that the membership will take a first aid course in February. This course will be under the leadership of district Red Cross units, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1954 --- SOI Morra League Schedules Play --- The Glassport Sons of Italy Morra League got off to a good start last week with 40 men comprising seven teams.. The Buds finished with five wins and one loss; Tube City won four and lost two; Iron City, Old Shay and Fort Pitt broke even with three wins and three losses; Blue Ribbon won two and lost four and Stoney team won one and lost five.. Closer competition is assured for tonight when the seven teams gather at 8 o'clock tonight in the clubs at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue for the second week of action. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1954 --- Dance Slated --- American Legion Post 443 will sponsor a public teen-age dance today from 8 to 11:15 p.m. in the post home on Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1954 --- Reliance Hose Holds Dance Here Tonight --- Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will sponsor a teen-age dance tonight at Broadway Roller Rink from 8 to 11:30 o'clock. The dance committee includes Robert Iwanoski, chairman, assisted by Russell Godfrey, ticket chairman; George Liebel, Frank Liebel, Robert Murphy, Jack Smith and James P. Murphy Jr.. Guest of the evening will be Jay Michaels, area disc-jockey. Chaperones will be firemen and their wives. Proceeds from the dance will be used towards various company projects including fire fighting equipment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1954 --- CMO Meeting Slated, Campaign Continues --- Stephen Fedak, vice president of the Catholic Men's Organization, will preside at the regular meeting of the organization today at 8 p. m. in the CMO Hall.. The campaign to provide baskets of food for the needy at Christmas is continuing, Mr. Fedak said, and members are requested to take canned goods and non-perishable items to the meeting for placement in the food baskets. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1954 --- Board to Gather Following Service --- Mid-week prayer service of the First Methodist Church will be held today at 7:30 p. m. with the pastor. the Rev. W. S. Hamilton in charge of the worship.. Harry Byard will be the devotional leader for the evening. A meeting of the Official Board of the church will follow the service. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1954 --- Presbyterian Unit Schedules Party --- The regular meeting of the Philathea Class of the First Presbyterian Church will be held tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the church social rooms.. Devotional leader will be Mrs. Barbara Reeder, and hostesses will be Mrs. Grace Shuster, Mrs. Pearl Greinert, Mrs. Helen Bach, Mrs. Margaret Hartman and Mrs. Clara McKinley.. The meeting will be held in the form of the annual Christmas party and new officers for 1955 will assume their duties. The new officers include Mrs. Shuster, president; Mrs. Lois King, vice president; Mrs. Hartman, secretary and Mrs. Edith Bell, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1954 --- Installation Carded By Ladies Auxiliary --- The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will feature installation of new officers for the year tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the Fire Hall. Installing officers will be the chaplain of the group, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. The meeting will be in the form of a Christmas party with a gift exchange and the lunch committee will be headed by Mrs. Jean Appetta. Aides will be Mrs. Myrtle Mellor. Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Ann Murphy, Mrs. Lorraine Molinari, Mrs. Elizabeth Orlando, Mrs. Bertha Perkins and Mrs. Mary Porter. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1954 --- Licenses Arrive For Bike Owners --- Burgess James Thomas announced today that the bicycle licenses have arrived here and will be available Sundays between 1 and 4 p. m. in the Police Station at Fifth and Monongahela Avenue.. The Burgess urged parents not to be "in a hurry" to send the children, who will not be riding their bicycles until spring. Only those who will be using the vehicles during the winter are requested to get their licenses early.. The fee for the year will be 25 cents, the Burgess said and registration will be taken and records kept of all bike owners.. A card will be issued with each plate, along with a book of instructions and a pamphlet, "Safety Sammy," pertaining to the various rules for safe riding. The pamphlet is issued by the Governor's Highway Safety Advisory Committee of the State of Pennsylvania. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1954 --- Personal --- Eugene Liebel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Liebel. of 635 Allegheny Avenue, is a patient in West Penn Hospital, where he is undergoing eye treatment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1954 --- Nomination Carded By Sons of Italy --- The Social Club of the Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge will nominate officers for 1955 at a special meeting Sunday afternoon in the club rooms, Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Present officers of the club are: Joseph Borrelli, president; Philip Economos, vice president; Arch Buono, treasurer; Fiore DeJulius, secretary; Frank Truby, first trustee; Nick Moranelli and Julio Ali, trustees and Dom Borelli, club steward.. Election of officers will take place Sunday. Dec. 12. The time of the election will be announced later officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1954 --- Librarians Named --- The library sponsored by the Glassport Women's Club will be open today from 6:30 to 9 p. m. In the headquarters at 721 Monongahela Avenue. Librarians will be Mrs. Eleanor Kampas, Mrs. Helen Miller and Mrs. Ruth McAuliffe. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1954 --- Election Listed --- The Polish Literary Gymnastic Association, Group 750 of the Polish National Alliance, will elect officers for 1955 at a special meeting Sunday. Election is scheduled between 1 and 6 p. m. in the club rooms at 542 Indiana Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 7, 1954 --- Reorganization Held; Board Okays Sirens --- Albert P. Stevens and Dr. Carl P. Masch were renamed president an vice president of the Glassport school board during reorganization proceedings, which are only a formality here in December.. State laws require that school boards are to reorganize in December, but the Glassport board carries out this procedure in June, when a vacancy is created due to the expiration of the treasurer's term of office. The president and vice president are elected by directors in June and take office in July, making the term of office for each position from July of one year to July of the next, causing the required December reorganization to become merely a formality to comply with state regulation.. Regular Action.. In regular board action last night, Directors granted permission to Borough Council , which was represented by its presidents, Nicholas G. Siudela, to "go ahead" with its proposed plan of installing two 5-horsepower sirens, one upon the junior -- senior high school and the other on the Third Award School Building.. Mr. Siudela explain to the board that the new sirens, also a five horsepower model, which has been installed on the Borough Building is not adequate for the entire community.. He said the residents can hear the siren if they are outside but those indoors are unable to detect the sound. He added that the two new sirens would be used for fire alarms and air raid alerts and will be installed at the expense of the borough and the state. The state gives aid on the installation of Civil Defense sirens which are used to signal air alerts, he said.. The two new pieces of equipment will not blow the codes as the one at the borough building does, but will be used merely as a signal to call firemen to duty. Mr. Siudela stated that the sirens last will not interfere with school activities as the alarm will last "only one minute" and will be controlled from the central system, located in the Borough Building.. Bleacher Seats.. A letter from the Snyder Tank Corporation concerning possible installation all new bleacher seats in the high school gymnasium, was read and discussed.. It was pointed out that the advertising would take 15 days and specifications would have to be received before advertising. It was the Board's contention that this procedure might "take too long" and installation could not be done during Christmas vacation.. To eliminate advertising proceedings, the matter was turned over to be Athletic Committee headed by Dr. Masch, for study and if they decide to the wreck the new bleachers the funds will come from the committee's appropriation.. The new bleachers would cost about $2750 and would accommodate 675 fans at the basketball games. This is about 275 more than the present seats accommodate.. With Glassport in section 6 this year, more room is needed for district and local fans and the extra admission fees would probably pay for the new installation. Section play will begin the first week of January, 1955.. All directors were present at last night's meeting with the exception of James P. Murphy. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 7, 1954 --- Group Announces Holiday Schedule --- The Catholic Men's Organization will sponsor a New Year's Eve party for members and friends December 31 at Buffalo Inn in South Park.. Refreshments will be served and novelties and noisemakers will be provided to aid in celebrating the end of '54 and the inauguration of a new year. Dancing will be held to the music of a popular orchestra.. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 9 PM and tickets may be obtained from the chairman of the ticket committee, Paul Trunzo and John Yablonski. Members can take a guest couple to the affair and are urged to make reservations as soon as possible, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 7, 1954 --- Flannelgraph Set For Society Meet --- Mrs. Leah Townsend of Turtle Creek will present a flannelgraph with a holiday theme at the regular meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church Thursday at 8 PM in the church social rooms.. Mrs. Dorothy Davis will lead devotions and will also been in charge of the Christmas program which will follow. Miss Donna Kapphan, a Glassport high school senior, will present several voice selections accompanied by Miss Mildred Ruth Katterhenry.. The hostesses for the evening, who will also be in charge of the annual gift exchange, will be Mrs. Margaret Hartman, Mrs. Ethel Minnick, Mrs Myrna Hughes, Mrs. Mary Jane Claypoole.. New officers will also be seated including Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry, president; Mrs. Hughes, vice president; Mrs. Opal Rooley, Secretary and Mrs. Jessie Campbell, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 7, 1954 --- Auxiliary to Eagles Will Finish Plans --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will meet Thursday at 8 PM in the Eagles Home on Allegheny Avenue. Mrs. Gladys Przywarty will conduct of the business session.. Plans have been completed for the 11th annual banquet of the unit to be held December 13 at 7:30 PM in the Mazur Hotel. Deadline for reservations will be Thursday of this week.members may make reservations by contacting Mrs. Margaret Palmer, chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 10, 1954 --- Scouts Hold Investiture --- The investiture of intermediate Girl Scout Troop 1062 was held yesterday afternoon in the social hall of the First Presbyterian Church.. The troop is headed by Mrs. Edward Mermelstein, leader and Mrs Leroy Broder, assistant leader, and is sponsored by the Young Adult Class of the church.. Those invested into Tenderfoot ranks were Arlene Gaydos, Carol Ann Grossi, Adele Gibilisco, Suzanne Hurrell, Irene Jones, Nancy La Brosse, Diane McClellan, Kathlene Murphy, Mary Ann Petras, Nancy Preler, Patty Quinn, Cheryl Rizzo, Betty Ann Sherman, Phyllis Spyra and Alice Thomas.. Those participating in the color guard and court of award ceremony were Kathy Moore, Sandy McDonald, Rickie Mermelstein, Sara Ann Broder, Carol Thomas, Karen Klein, Gretchen Watkins and Sara Jane Johnson.. Introduced as the troop committee were Mrs. W. LaBrossee, chairman, Mrs. E. Byerly, Mrs. Walford Johnson, Leroy Broder and Sayre Schreiner. Mrs. Duane Watkins is neighborhood chairman.. Lunch was served by Mrs. Broder, Mrs. Gaydos, Mrs. Grossi, Mrs. Gibilisco, Mrs. Hurrell and Mrs. David Johnson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 10, 1954 --- Officers Seated At Guild Meeting --- Mrs. Clara Uziel was installed as president of the Ladies Guild to Holy Cross Church, succeeding Mrs. Wanda Piekut, at a meeting last night in the parish hall.. Other officers installed were Mrs. Theresa Pasinski, vice president; Mrs. Sophie Gudovich, secretary and Mrs. Theresa Ejcost, treasurer.. The Rev. S. M. Dembinski, pastor of the church, attended the meeting and was presented with a check for the recently purchased vestments, main altar cloth and altar boy's cassocks.. It was announced that a drive for new members is currently underway and new members will be welcomed into the organization at the Jan. 13 meeting. "Special Guest Night" has been planned for the evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 10, 1954 --- Police to Begin Training Tomorrow --- Burges James Thomas announced today that borough police will begin a training course of instruction tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the Borough Bldg.. The classes will be in charge of Francis Schaffer, assistant superintendent of police of Pittsburgh. Judge Samuel A. Weiss will also be on hand, the Burgess said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 10, 1954 --- Group Outlines Contest Details --- Steve Orlando announced preliminary details for the second annual contest for Christmass outdoor lighting of homes at the regular meeting of the Glassport Lions Club last night in the First Methodist Church.. Cash awards will be given to the home with the most beautiful outdoor display, he said. However, this year residents will be required to register to be eligible for judging. Details of the registration will be announced later, officers said. Judging will be done by a committee made up of a group from out-of-town. Members of the Lions Club will not be eligible to enter the contest.. Also highlighting last night's session were movies, taken by Mr. Orlando in Italy in 1949. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Councilman Installed; Other Business Aired --- Willard Miller, of 504 Ohio Avenue, was sworn in as Councilman representing the Second Ward by Burgess James Thomas at the regular meeting of Borough Council last night in the borough Bldg.. In an opinion handed down by Judge Loran L. Lewis on Nov. 18, Mr. Miller received the appointment after Council's action in naming him had been contested earlier in support of Nicholas G. Tomasello, president of Citizen's Hose Company No. 1.. Judge Lewis stated in his opinion that Mr. Miller was his decision, after considerable thought, due mostly to his maturity and experience over Mr. Tomasello.. Unexpired Term.. The new Councilman, who fills the unexpired term of Thomas Reed, who resigned in April of this year, is president of the Glassport Midget Football Council, he has a local business establishment and is employed by the Penn Transit Bus Company as a driver.. Mr. Miller is also president of the bus driver's union of the district.. In other councilmanic action last night, a letter was discussed from the Mark Parking Meter Company requesting the renovation of the 207 meters in the borough at a cost of $7,500. The matter was referred to the legal department for further consideration.. Officers of Citixen Hose Company No. 1 asked council revisement on insurance for the ambulance. Councilmen assured the firement that the Borough would carry liability insurance as long as the Borough of Glassport is included on the policy for protection.. Ambulance Costs.. The firemen also informed the group that the cost to operate the ambulance so far this year was $948 and only $184 has been received in donations and that the fire company is at a loss as to the method of raising enough money to operate properly.. Barrett McAuliffee, borough building inspector, read a communication from George Paoletti, a borough resident, asking for permission to construct a garage in Fern Alley. Mr. Paoletti said in his letter that the garage would be used for business purposes and later as a dwelling.. Council President Nicholas G. Siudela referred the matter to the proper committee for study and investigation.. The Tube City Lumber company was denied permission for a building permit to construct a storage building at the site of the old P. and L.E. freight station in the borough. A possible use as an industrial site was given for the refusal. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Distribution Slated Today --- Stamps will be distributed to those eligible for the December allotment of government surplus food from 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight in the CIO Hall at 528 Monongahela Avenue, Chairman Frank Grudovich said today.. The Union Hall will be in the new headquarters instead of the Borough Building, as in the past, Mr. Grudovich said.. Only eligible applicants whose names begin with A through M are asked to report tonight, while the Mc's through Z's are requested to come Thursday night between the same hours.. Registration for the January supply of food will also take place tonight and Thursday at the headquarters, Mr. Grudovich added.. Stamps can be redeemed for food immediately after they are distributed tonight and Thursday at 615 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Legion to Stay In Same Home --- Members of American Legion Post 443 and its Ladies Auxiliary voted to stay in their present Monongahela Avenue headquarters instead of constructing a new building, which had previously been proposed. The decision came at the regular meeting last night.. Milan Trbovich, post commander, said today the members feel that since the building stands in Memorial Park, which is dedicated to the veterans of Glassport who gave their lives for our country, it should remain a shrine to them and to the men who put up the headquarters more than a quarter of a century ago.. A building committee, headed by Norman Papernick, was appointed to renovate the present site through modernization construction such as stoning the front and bricking the other sides.. It is also proposed to enlarge the present building to almost twice its present size, Mr. Papernick said. Other members of the committee are Bruce Case, James Shirley and pas commander Michael Kurka.. Mr. Trbovich also reported that a proposal is now under consideration to build a playground on the Legio-owned property across the street from the post home.. The Ladies Auxiliary members were guests at last night's session, when a turkey supped was served.. Plans were outlined for a variety show to be held in February or March to raise money for veterans' hospital shows and supplies for veterans in hospitals throughout the U. S.. The legion will sponsor a teen-age dance tonight after the basketball game. Music will be by recordings. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Party, Gift Exchange Scheduled by Society --- A Christmas party and gift exchange will heighlight a meeting of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church today at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms.. The devotional leader, Mrs. Adalou Brown, has chosen "Prince of Peace" as her theme for the evening and hostesses will be Mrs. Helene Deremer and Mrs. Edith Hoge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Rotary Dinner Set --- The Glassport Rotary Club will hold its regular dinner meeting today at 6:15 p.m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. William Ford, president of the club, will be in charge of the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Club to Meet --- The regular meeting of all officers and trustees of the Catholic Men's Organization will be held today at 8 p.m. in the CMO Hall. The president, John Lisi, will conduct the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 14, 1954 --- Presents Given At Club Session --- Santa Claus distributed gifts at the regular meeting of the J.O.C. Club last night in the home of Mrs. Bertha Stokes, Monongahela Avenue, held in the form of a Christmas party.. Prizes were won by Mrs. Gladys Easton and Mrs. Clarabelle Galloway. Guest at the affair was Mrs. Sylvia Sharpneck of Elizabeth.. Lunch was served by the hostess, Mrs. Stokes, and plans were discussed for the next meeting, to be held Jan. 17 at the home of Mrs. Dolly Easton, 404 Broadway. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 15, 1954 --- Council Hears Thomas's Report --- Burgess James Thomas has reported to Glassport Borough Council that police training got under way last Saturday and has proved "very successful.". Classes are in charge o£ Francis Schafer, assistant superintendent of police of Pittsburgh. The classes will continue each Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Borough Building, Mr. Thomas said.. The Burgess also reported that the bicycle license campaign was inaugurated last Saturday. Each applicant was given a license plate to be displayed on the bike and a booklet of safety instructions.. In other councilmanic action, at the regular meeting, Councilmen authorized the light committee to contact the Duquesne Light Company to have three street lights installed at Minnesota and Wall Street.. At the request of a hill resident, the street committee was advised to fill a swamp in the hill district which was termed a hazard to children. Ashes or another suitable fill will be used to eliminate the swampy area.. A communication was read from the Glassport Branch of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association commending the community officials for enforcing the curfew and traffic ordinances. Nicholas G. Siudela, president, was in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Thieves! --- Police Chief Clarence Urbanski today asked any resident who may know of anyone tampering with automobiles in the borough to notify police immediately.. The chief stated that numerous reports have been filed at the police station by people whose hub caps and other accessories have been stolen by thieves. Police are conducting a thorough investigation to put a stop to this practice, the chief added. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Christmas Party Set by Firemen --- Reliance Hose Company No. 2 firemen and members of the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Christmas party for their children under 12 years of age Saturday at 8 p.m. in the fire hall.. Members of the auxiliary in charge are Mrs. Betty Martinko, Mrs. Lillian Masch, Mrs. Catherine Duncan, Mrs. Ann Gross, Miss Jean Iacone, Mrs. Gwen Shaw, Mrs. Mary Porter, Mrs. Jennie Evanoski, Mrs. Mary Heath and Mrs. Mildred Tacik.. Toys will be in charge of Mrs. Cecilia Hays, Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Evelyn Snyder. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Grade School Holds Program --- The elementary grades of Second Ward School presented a Christmas program for their parents and friends this afternoon in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school.. The first graders sang, "The Mama Doll Song" and "Christmas Eve in the Toy Shop" and the rythm band also presented special numbers. The second grade sang "Are my Ears on Straight?" and "Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer.". The third and fourth grade combined chorus presented "Frosty, the Snowman," O, Little Town of Bethlehem and "Silent Night.". The fifth and sixth grades presented the manger scene tableau and the chorus offered "The First Noel," "O Come, All Ye Faithful." "We Three Kings of Orient Are" and "The Crusader's Hymn.". A movie, "The Littlest Angel," was shown, concluding the program.. Miss Mildred Snyder, the principal of Second Ward School, announced that seventh and Eighth grade students will hold a dance Thursday afternoon in the CIO Hall on Monongahela Avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Party Slated --- The children of members of the Glassport American Slovak Club will be guests at a Christmas party Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Santa Clause will attend to distribute prizes and gifts. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Rehearsal Tonight --- The choir of St. John's Lutheran Church will rehearse today at 7 p.m. in the practice room. Mrs. Lois Reed Hurrell, director, and Mrs. Edward Smith Jr., organist, will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Service Today --- The mid-week prayer service will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Harry Byard will be in charge of the worship hour. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 15, 1954 --- Church Cards Events --- The Rev. Winfield S. Harding will conduct mid-week prayer service today at 8 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Choir rehearsal is planned Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, director, and Miss Patricia Ercole, organist, in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Ward to Hold Yule Program --- Pupils of the Third Ward School started their annual Christmas program today and will continue tommorrow in the music room of the school. Tomorrow will be the last day of classes prior to Christmas vacation.. The First Grade rhythm band was scheduled to play several numbers with the students singing the "Mama Doll Song" and "The Toyland Song." Bobby Sherman will present a dance.. Grade Two students plan to present a Christmas Fantasy operetta, with pupils of the third grade offering choral speaking and special Christmas songs.. A play, "A Cobbler's Story," is scheduled by the Fourth Graders, as well as a a puppet play, "The Naughty Christmas Clown." Students of Grade Five plan a Nativity Pantomine with songs, entitled "A Star went Before Them.". Pupils of the Sixth Grade will participate in a play "Christmas in a One-Room School.". The students have been singing Christmas carols around the Christmas tree in the hall each day this week, and will conclude the song fest tomorrow. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Air Corps Team Wins First Half --- The 20/30 Bowling League has completed the first half of season play with the Air Corps team victorious. The winners are captained by Mrs. Selina Kirkwood and the co-captain is Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh.. Members of the mid-season championship team are Mrs. Rose Mash, Mrs. Marie Grice, Mrs. Dorothy Feltz, Olga Wawrzeniak and Mrs. Rosella Muic.. The first banquet of the league is slated for Jan. 11 at Bob and Dot's on Fifth Avenue, McKeesport. Members may take guests to the affair, officers said. Those planning to attend are to meet at the Eagles Home the night of the dinner. This will be announced later.. The secold half of league play will begin Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. at Morrow's Alleys. Officers of the league include Mrs. Mahugh, president; Mrs. Ester Laczko, secretary, and Mrs. Mash, treasurer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Group Continuing Plans for Party --- Officers of the Catholic Men's Organization are continuing plans for a New Year's Eve celebration at the Buffalo Inn in south Park.. Refreshments will be served and novelties and noisemakers will be distributed to aid in ringing in the new year. Dancing will also be held, beginning at 9 p.m.. Tickets are available fro the co-chairmen, John Yablonsky and Paul Trunzo, and early reservations are requested. Members of the organization may take guest couples, officers said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Odd Fellows, Women Schedule Yule Party --- The Glassport Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge will hold a Christmas party for members' children, 12 years of age and under, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the I.O.O.F. Hall.. Mrs. Florence Klein will be in charge of the annual affair. A program has been arranged for the children and lunch will be served by the refreshment committee. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Women's Club Library Open Here Tomorrow --- The library, sponsored by the Glassport Women's Club, will be open tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the headquarters at 721 Monongahela Ave. Librarians for the evening will be Miss Eleanor Payne, Mrs. Virginia Pecora and Mrs. Dorothy Miller. The library will be closed the following two Fridays for the holidays, and will reopen Jan. 7. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Board to Give Food Stamps --- Distribution of stamps to eligible applicants for government surplus food will take place today between 7:30 and 9 p.m. in the CIO Hall at 528 Monongahela Avenue.. Frank Grudovich, chairman of the Surplus Food Committee, noted that the Union Hall will be the new headquarters, instead of the Borough Building, where registration and distribution was held.. Oly eligibles whose last name begin wit Mc through Z are asked to report for stamps tonight. Those whose last names begin with A through M were to have reported Tuesday night, the chairman said.. Registration for the January distribution will also take place tonight, at the same headquarters, between the above hours, Mr. Grudovich added.. Residents will again have the opportunity to redeem the stamps for food immediately after they are distributed tonight. Headquarters for the food pick-up will be 615 Monongahela Avenue. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Party, Exchange Highlight Session --- A Christmas party and gift exchange featured the regular session of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 last night, in the post home on Monongahela Avenue. Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh, president, was in charge of the business session.. Can goods were collected by Mrs. Doris Levy, chairman of the food basket project for needy veterans' families. Lunch was served by Mrs. Mary Ellen Murphy and Mrs. Jane Bradley, chairman of the Yule party.. A Christmas cake was presentedto Mrs. Marion Kargle in celebration of her birthday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 16, 1954 --- Firemen to Elect --- The regular meeting of citizens' Hose Company No. 1 will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall, with Nick Tomasello, president, in charge of the business session. election of new officers for the year will highlight the meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Meeting Tonight --- The Catholic Men's Organization will meet today at 8 p.m. in the CMO Hall. The special session was called by William Pensenstatler, chaplain of the group. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- CMO Planning Annual Event --- The Glassport Catholic Men's Organization will hold its annual Christmas party for children Sunday at 3:30 p.m., in the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry Union Hall, Monongahela Avenue.. The party was originally schedule for 3 p.m. but was changed due to a meeting in the hall.. Free movies, refreshments and entertainment will highlight the activities, and Santa Claus will be there to distribute candy and gifts to the children.. The activities committee, officers and trustees of the organization, are in charge of the affair. Stanley Zak heads the activities committe, assisted by James McCullough, Michael Deliman, Ted Zebroski, Anthony Shumber and Ed Wojciechowski.. Officers are John Lisi, president; Stephen Fedak, vice president; Michael Hrehocik, secretary; John Yablonsky, treasurer and William Pensenstadler, chaplain.. Trustees are Melvin Phillips, Nate Bonadio, William Bradley, Adam Mendicino, Franklin Milligan and Anthony Yacavace.. Members are also requested to take canned goods for food baskets for needy residents of the borough. Distribution of the baskets is scheduled next week. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Troop 52 Plans Christmas Party --- Boy Scout Troop 52 of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church will hold its fifth annual Christmas party Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Scout rooms of the church.. Games, a gift exchange and refreshments will highlight the activities for the evening.. Each scout has been asked to take canned goods to the party to be included in food baskets for needy families of the community, Scoutmaster Arthur Marini said today.. Francis O'Connell and Joseph Milligan will be in charge of the affair, assisted by a committee including Joseph Pensenstatler, Method Evans, James McCullough, Adam Mendicino, Harry Sutman and Victor Bryer. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Two Dances Carded By American Legion --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 2ill sponsor two dances tomorrow evening in the post home, Monongahela Ave. Music will be provided by recordings. A dance for Seventh and Eighth Grade students of Glassport Schools will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., while a teenage dance is scheduled from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Mrs. Jane Case will be chaparone for the evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Personal --- Mrs. C. F. Holloman, the former Shirley Schmitt, of Glassport, will leave the United States tomorrow to join her husband, S/Sgt. C. E. Holloman, who is serving with the Air Force in Guam. Mrs. Holloman is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Schmitt. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Discussion Slated --- The Building Committee of American Legion Post 443 has invited all Legionnaires and members of the Ladies Auxiliary to meet Sunday at 3 p.m. in the post home, to discuss proposed improvement of the headquarters. The committee is headed by Norman Papernick. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 17, 1954 --- Affair Sunday --- The Glassport American Slovak Club will hold a Christmas party Sunday at 1:30 p.m. for members and their families. The affair will take place in the Monongahela Avenue headquarters. Santa Claus will be present to distribute gifts. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 23, 1954 --- Choirs to Unite In Song Tomorrow --- Four Glassport choirs will unite in song for the community Christmas Eve services tomorrow at. 7:30 p. m. in the First Presbyterian Church.. The choir will present several selections and soloists on the program will be Mrs. Lois Reed Hurrell, Miss Mary Jane Shaw and Mrs. Grace Goldsworthy. Choir directors in charge are William Ross, First Presbyterian; Mrs. Beatrice Seifried, First Baptist; Mrs. Hurrell, St. John's Lutheran and Earl Deremer, First Methodist. Organist for the evening will be Mrs. George Stanton.. All residents of the entire community may attend this program of Yule music, sponsored by the Glassport Ministerial Association. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 23, 1954 --- Firemen Pack Candy Here Tomorrow Night --- Evan Richards, president of Reliance Hose Company No. 2, today asked as many members as possible to meet at the fire hall tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. to pack Christmas candy for children of the community. The company's fire truck will tour the borough Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m., distributing the treat to the children. Santa Claus will be aboard the truck to give out the candy treat. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 23, 1954 --- Meeting of Auxiliary Cancelled Tonight --- The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the Christmas holiday. The next meeting will be held Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Eagles Home on Allegheny Avenue.. Mrs. Gladys Przywarty, president of the auxiliary, will preside at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 23, 1954 --- Assembly of God Continues Revivals --- The Assembly of God Church of the borough is continuing a series of revival meetings this week and next week with the Rev. James Brown of Mobile, Ala., in charge. The worship hours are held nightly at 7:30 p. m., with the exception of Monday, when there will be no service, according to the Rev. Robert Schambach, pastor of the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 24, 1954 --- Retired Man To be Honored --- Santa will be working diligently tonight to please the young folks but a 77-year-old Glassport man can afford to take it easy for quite awhile.. Samuel Trunzo, of 634 Maryland Avenue, has retired after 50 years with the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad.. He will be honored at a family "get-together" tonight in his home. Mr. Trunzo has 49 direct descendants with 10 children, 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.. Mr. Trunzo was born in Cantanzaro, Italy, and left his birthplace in 1905 for the United States. He and his family resiced in Glassport for 45 years.. This retired railroader was employed as a crossing gate operator in McKeesport since 1930.. The children include Mrs. Rose Tallerico, of Swickley; Mrs. Anna Santa Angelo, of Pitcairn; Mrs Angeline D'Antonio, of Glassport; Victor, Joseph, Paul and John Trunzo, of Glassport; Nick of McKeesport; Ernest Trunzo, stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., with 16 years in the U. S. Army and Elizabeth Ploskina of Glassport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 24, 1954 --- Assembly of God Slates Services --- The Rev. Robert Schambach, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, announced today that evangelist James Brown will continue services tonight at 7:30 o'clock. There will be no service tomorrow.. The Young People's Group of the church will go carol singing after the worship service tonight.. A Sunday service at 8:30 a.m. will be broadcast and Mr. Brown will also conduct the 11 a.m. worship. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with William Milligan in charge.. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Mr. Brown will discuss "The Greatest Picture of God's Wrath in the Bible." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 24, 1954 --- Yule Service Tonight; Church Schedule Set --- A service of Christmas music will highlight the holiday weekend for the community when the combined choirs of four Protestant churches gather tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Church. The service is open to all residents.. The choirs of the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist and St. John's Lutheran Churches will present the program with Mrs. George Stanton at the organ.. Directors of the various choirs are Earl Deremer of the Methodist Church, William Ross of the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Beatrice Seifried of the First Baptist Church and Mrs. Lois Reed Hurrell of the Lutheran Church.. Musical Numbers.. Seven musical numbers will be presented, including "The Hallelujah Chorus," from Handel's "Messiah," and soloists will be Mrs. Hurrell, Miss Mary Jane Shaw and Mrs. Grace Goldworthy.. In other church activities during the holiday week the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the First Methodist Church will discuss "The Wonderful Christ," at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday.. An anthem will be presentedby the choir with Mr. Deremer and Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, organist, in charge. Sunday School will convene at 9:45 a.m. with Hengust Robinson, superintendent, in charge of classes for all age groups.. The mid-week prayer service is planned for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with Mrs. Helen Robinson in charge of the worship hour.. Other Services Set.. In St. John's Luteran Church, the pastor, the Rev. Hans B. Jentsch, will use "When christmas Abides in the Heart," as his sermon theme for the 8:45 a.m. matins service and the regular11 o'clock morning worship Sunday.. An anthem will be presented by the choir under the direction of Mrs. Hurrell with Mrs. Edward Smith Jr., at the organ. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with W. Hays Satterfield and Edward Watkins in charge.. The Philo Christo Class will sponsor a Christmas party and covered dish dinner Thursday evening in the social rooms of the church. Each member is asked to take a tureen and gifts will be exchanged.. The annual New Year's Eve service is planned for Friday, Dec. 31, from 11 p.m. until midnight. The pastor will conduct the service.. Special Selections.. An anthem by the junior choir will open the sunday School session in the First Presbyterian Church Sunday, followed by the regular morning service at 10:55.. The pastor, the Rev. Charles V. Reeder, will speak on "Christmas Customs" at the service. The Westminister Fellowship will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.. The regular schedule of services will take place in the Baptist Church with morning worship at 11 o'clock with the pastor, the Rev. Winfield S. Harding in charge.. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with John Olson, superintendent, in charge. The regular mid-week prayer service is set for Wednesday at 8 p.m.. The Baptist Youth Fellowship will meet Thursday at 8 p.m., with the choir rehearsal preceding at 7 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

December 24, 1954 --- Senior Class Cards Christmas Affair --- The senior class of Glassport High School will sponsor a dance, "The Snowflake Ball," Monday from 8 to 11 p.m. in the gymnasium of the junior-senior high school.. Arthur Quadraccia, class advisor, said members of the faculty will attend. Former students are also invited to attend the affair, he added. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 5, 1955 --- Board Okays 1954 Football Receipts Here --- The Glassport School District made a net profit of $1, 333.04 on the 1954 football season, it was revealed today, after approval of the report by the School Board at the regular meeting.. Total receipts for 1954 were $7, 935.14 and expenditures were $6, 602.10, according to a report submitted by High School Principal Robert Whirl.. Percentages abroad totaled $2,407.94 with $1,683.10 for the McKeesport game and $724.84 for the Baldwin game.. Total guarantees abroad came to $500, including $200 from the Wilmerding game, $100 from Carnegie and $200 from Brentwood.. Receipts for home games were: Clairton, $3,388.45; Rostraver, $716.75; Elizabeth, $551 and Monaca, $371, for total gross receipts of $5,027.20.. Expenditures included $493.50 for medical services, $272.20 for transportation, $1,158.30 for equipment, $808.90 for reconditioning equipment, $590.93 for miscellaneous items, $311 for officials, $300 for police, $222 for stadium workers, $431.59 for the training table and $1,953.68 in guarantees for visiting teams.. George Fasiczka, treasurer of the school district, also presented his report ending Jan. 1, which was approved by the board. The balance Jan. 1 was $74, 428.84.. The balance Dec. 1 was $45,359.55 but, during the month Mr. Fasiczka deposited $49,259.44 from state support of public schools and Joseph T. Witkowski, tax collector deposited $1,297.72 in 1954 taxes and $829.12 in delinquent taxes, for a total on deposit of $96,745.83 less 135 vouchers, leaving a balance of $74,428.84. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Two fire Groups Answer Call Here --- Crews from citizens Hose company No. 1 and Reliance Hose Company No. 2 answered two alarms yesterday for minor house fires.. First call came at 3:05 p.m. from the home of John Spanbauer, 521 Summitt Street.. The second alarm was turned in at the Erie Avenue home of Police Patrolman Samuel Tarle. Damages at the two houses was reported "very light" by fire company officials. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Philathea Class Meets in Manse --- The Philathea Class of the First Presbyterian Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the manse with the pastor's wife, Mrs. Charles Reeder, as hostess.. Devotions will be led by Mrs. Lee Davis with the president, Mrs. Grace Shuster, in charge of the business meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Construction Firm Submits Low Bid --- County Works Department officials announced today that the Ben Construction Company yesterday submitted the low bid of $198,610 for the improvement of Washington Blvd., which will connect Glassport with the boroughs of Liberty and Port Vue.. The mile-long stretch of highway is expected to be completed this summer. County officials stated that a total of 12 bids were submitted for the construction job. Bids ranged up to $208,905. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Hostesses Listed --- Mrs. Ida Glendenning and Mrs. Margaret Whirl will be hostesses when the Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the First Methodist meets tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms. Devotional leader will be Florence Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Tree Collection --- Residents are requested to keep their Christmas trees in their yards, Councilman Robert Marcus, chairman of the Sanitation and Health Department, said today. All trees will be collected Thursday and Friday, weather permitting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Officers Named By Reliance Unit --- Reliance hose Company No. 2 last night elected John Smith president of the organization for 1955.. Other officers elected were Herb Leibel, vice president; George Leibel, recording secretary; Carl Davis, financial secretary; John Levkus, N. Molinari and William Leibel, trustees; Paul Porter, captain; Russel Godfrey, first lieutenant and Mike Michalovicz, second lieutenant. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Firemen Schedule Dance Here Today --- A teen-age dance, sponsored by firemen of Reliance Hose Company No. 2, will be held today from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Broadway Roller Rink.. Guest record spinner will be disc jockey Jay Michaels. Firemen and their wives will be chaperones and tickets will be available at the door.. Proceeds from the affair will go toward purchase of fire-fighting equipment for the company.. The committee includes Bob Iwanowski, chairman, assisted by Russell Godfrey, ticket chairman, George Liebel, Jack Smith, Bob Murphy and Jim Murphy, Jr. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Officers Elected By Bible Class --- Election of officers highlighted the regular meeting of the Friendship Bible Class of the First Methodist Church last night when Mrs. Betty Cooley was named president of the class.. Other officers elected were Mrs. Jane Case, vice preesident; Mrs. Anna Kohl, secretary and Mrs. Isabel Snyder, treasurer.. Miss June Byard and Mrs. Rhoda Douglas will be the hostesses at the next regular meeting and Miss Lillian Robinson will be the devotions leader. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Schambach to Lead Prayer Studies Here --- The Rev. Robert Schambach will conduct a Bible study today at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church. The broadcast group will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. to record a program.. The regular prayer service is planned for Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the church with the pastor, Mr. Schambach, in charge. All members of the congregaqtion are asked to meet Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for a business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Nominations Slated By Catholic Group --- Nominations of new officers will feature the regular meeting of the Catholic Men's Organization today at 8 p.m. in the CMO hall. John Lisi, president will preside.. Members will be nominated for the offices of president, vice president, chaplain and three trustees. All members are asked to attend for the selection of candidates. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Golden Hour Class To Be Entertained --- The Golden Hour Bible Class of the Methodist Church will hold its regular meeting and business session tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Millie Gingery.. Devotional leader for the evening will be Mrs. Edna Kass. Mrs. Gingery, president of the class, will preside at the business meeting. She is also in charge of entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Board to Meet --- The Glassport Lions Club board of directors will meet today at 8 p.m. in the borough Bldg. Steve Orlando, president, will preside. Topic of discussion will be the location of the proposed new library for the community. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 5, 1955 --- Meeting Tonight --- A congregational meeting of the First Presbyterian Church is planned for tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the church. Reports are expected from the presidents and treasurers of all organizations connected with the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Runaway Vehicle Damages Truck --- A runaway auto caused damage to a truck yesterday afternoon, when the brake sof the car let loose, Glassport Police said, today.. Officers reported today that the auto owned by Harry L. Rice, of 823 Peach Alley, left its parking spot at 510 Sixth Street, due to a brake failure, and drifted into the left side of a truck owned by Alexander Gaydon. of 602 Everglade Avenue, Greenock Heights.. The truck was parked at 504 Sixth Street, when struck by the car, police said. Both vehicles were unoccupied. The right front fender and door of the auto were damaged, and the left side and rear of the truck were damaged in the crash. Mr. Rice agreed to take care of all damages, police added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Rebekahs Schedule Session Tomorrow --- The Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge will hold its first meeting of the new year tomorrow at 8 p. m. In the Odd Fellows Hall.. Mrs. Betty Lust, noble grand., will preside at the business session, when plans will be discussed for the presentation of sweaters to the 1954 Gladiator football players. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Auxiliary to Firemen Slates Gathering --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Fire Hall.. The lunch committee will consist of Mrs. Ann Richards, Mrs. Catherine Richards, Mrs. Elsie Salzman and Mrs. Mary Salzman.. Entertainment will be in charge of Mrs. Betty Benner and Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer, president of the unit, who will also preside at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Bowlers Schedule Mid-Season Event --- A mid-season hanquet will he sponsored by the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Bowling League Saturday at. 6:30 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel.. Those planning to attend are to contact Harry Sowa as soon as possible.. The second half of season play will begin next Wednesday, Jan. 12. at Morrow's Alleys. Anyone wishing to join the league is asked to contact Mr, Sowa or report at the bowling alleys on Wednesday.. Ed Osley's team won the first half of play. Other members of the team are Naorni Lewis, co-captain, Art Milligan, Pat Sowa, Cecilia Hays and Lee Allen.. The team captaired by Woody Lewis ended in second position. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Installation Set --- Installation of officers will feature the regular meeting of Citizen's Hose Company No. 1 today at 7:30 p.m. in the club rooms, Nickolas Tomasello will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1955 --- Class to Gather --- The Hannah Henderson Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will meet today at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms. Hostesses will he Mrs. Ida Glendenning and Mrs. Margaret Whirl and devotional leader will be Mrs. Florence Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- SOI Installs Heads Sunday --- Tom Reynolds, president of the Glassport Sons of Italy Club will install new officers at the regular meeting Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Those to be installed include Owen Pecora, the new president; John Molinari, vice president; Fiore DeJulius, secretary; John Trunzo, treasurer.. Frank Trubi, Julio Ali and Arthur Carli, trustees and Dom Borelli, steward.. Officers announced today that the morra league will resume play today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms after a two-week holiday lay-off.. League standings are as follows: Tube City, 23 wins and 7 losses; Budweiser, 18 and 12; Fort Pitt, 17 and 15; Old Shay, 15 and 15; Stoney's, 12 and 18; Blue Ribbon, 10 and 20 and Iron City, 10 and 20. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- Rebekahs to Discuss Sweater Presentation --- Mrs. Betty Lust, noble grand, will preside when the Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge meets today at 8 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall.. Discussion at the business session will include plans for the presentation of sweaters to the members of the 1954 Glassport High School football squad. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- Rehearsal Set --- The choir of the First Methodist Church will meet for rehearsal tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Earl Deremer, director and Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer, organist, will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- Event Planned --- The Philathea Class of the Presbyterian Church today announced plans for a bake sale to be held Feb. 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place at 508 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- Bowling to Resume; Chairman Selected --- The St. Cecilia's Ladies Bowling League will resume post-holiday play tonight at 7:15 o'clock at Morrow's Alleys.. At the mid-season banquet held Wednesday night, Mrs. Florence Cope was named chairman of the spring banquet committee. Her aides will be Mrs. Vince Simak, Mrs. Vivian Kasyan and Mrs. Helen Dragos. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- League to Open Play Tomorrow --- The Mon Valley Bowling League will officialy open its second half of season play tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in Monongahela according to officers of the Polish National Alliance today.. A series match will be rolled at the bowling alleyss there, followed by a banquet in Bentlyville. All bowlers of Group 750 are to meet at the PNA Hall at 5:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided.. The Glassport team took the first half honors, with 32 victories and 10 defeats. Arnold City, California, Bentlyville and Monessen followed in that order.. Outstanding players of the local club were W. Tyszkiewicz, W. Worek, G. Chockla, M. Wawrzeniak, F. Ruszkowski, H. Kudla, W. Bill, S. Aourski, M. Ickiewicz, C. Zeleznik, J. Shadwick, A. Zyra, F. Zyra, N. Siudela, F. Babyak, E. Zaurski, B. Pasinski and J. Uziel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 7, 1955 --- Library Open --- The Glassport Women's Club library will be open today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the headquarters at 721 Monongahela Avenue. Librarians tonight will be Mrs. Sara Smith, Mrs. Wilma Purnell and Mrs. Marguerite Phillips. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Council Sets Meeting, Discussion of Budget --- The regular meeting of Glassport Borough Council will be held today at 8 p.m. in the Borough Building, fifth Street and Monongahela Avenue.. Highlighting the session will be an initial discussion on the 1955 proposed budget. Nicholas G. Siudela, president will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- League to Sponsor Mid-Season Banquet --- The 20/30 Bowling League will sponsor a mid-season banquet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Bob and Dot's, 1320 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport.. All members planning to attend are to meet at the Eagles' Home on Allegheny Avenue at 6:45 p.m. Transportation will be provided, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Rotary to Gather --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. William Ford, president will be in charge of the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Auxiliary to SOI Meets Here Today --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Sons of Italy Lodge will hold its regular meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue.. Mrs. Tecla Masch, president will conduct the business session, when reports will be heard from the committees in charge of the holiday social, held recently.. All members are asked to attend the meeting, which will be followed by a luncheon in charge of Mrs. Lydia Tiberi and Mrs. Helen Trombetta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Jenco to Preside --- Old Monongahela Encampment 109 will meet tonight at 7:30 at the West Elizabeth IOOF Hall. Chief Patriarch John Jenco of the Glassport lodge, will preside and plans for the formation of a degree team will be discussed. Refreshments will be served and a social hour will follow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Bowling Group Plans Trip to Playhouse --- Members of the Cotton Bowling League are requested to gather at Sixth Street and Monongahela Avenue today at 7 p.m. when the group will travel to the Playhouse to see "Sabrina Fair.". After the performance, the women will return to Glassport for a banquet at the Mazur Hotel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 10, 1955 --- Deadline Announced For Payment of Tax --- Joseph T. Witkowski, tax collector, announced today that Jan. 31 will be the deadline for the final installment payment of 1954 school taxes.. The tax office, located in the Borough Bldg., is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- Proposed Zoning Gets Top Billing By Council --- A delegation of residents of the hill district appeared before Borough Council last night and created a lenghty discussion over the proposed zoning of the area as Class A residential.. The detailed discussion had its initial start when Henry Hart, of High Street, informed the Councilmen that he has been refused a building permit to construct a garage for a heating and plumbing shop at the High Street address by Building Inspector Barret McAuliffe.. Wasn't Residential.. Mr. Hart said that the refusal came when he was informed that the district was to become a Class A residential area. However, Mr. Hart contends that he applied for the permit to build the garage before the ordinance was read creating the new zoning rules, which prohibits the construction of a business establishment. "It wasn't residential when I started the business," he said.. Council President Nicholas G. Siudela told Mr. Hart that Coucil had no idea there was to be a business establishment constructed on Mr. Hart's property when the proposed thought to zone it residential occurred.. When asked if the zoning ordinance had been given the third and final reading, Mr. Siudela revealed that only two readings have been given to the ordinance After consulting with the solicitor, H. J. Hoffman, he told the group that it would not legaly go into effect until Council gave it a third reading.. Adoption Delayed.. (Council held up reading the ordinance for the third time until a later date when the matter is settled.) Council promised Mr. Hart that it would check with the building inspector in the near future and a meeting will be called between the inspector, Council and Mr. Hart to iron out the matter.. Another resident of the hill area, Ed Jones, raised the question: "How can that section be zoned as Class A? We don't have an improved road, storm sewers -- we can't even get a private line for a telephone.".. Another said that a lot of the area is acreage, asking: "How can Council zone acreage?". Further controversy developed when residents complained of the provision that a certain type of home must be constructed there. (Under the ordinance homes must have a fireproof first floor of material such as brick or stone.). Other Action Taken.. Councilman John Stipa said the zoning will be for their (the residents) benefit in the end.. In other action, concerning the hill district, Council authorized the solicitors, Mr. Hoffman and John P. Hester, to meet with the County Commissioners on a problem concerning the Martin Kantorczyk property on Summitt Street. Mr. Kantorczyk appeared before Council to learn whether or not the county blue prints for the improvement of Washington Boulevard included plans to eliminate a large amount of water from entering his property.. Mr. Hester informed Council that bids have been received on improvement of Washington Boulevard and a contract. will be signed by the Ben Construction Company soon. Work will begin as soon as the weather breaks, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- Society toGather In Home of Pastor --- The Women's Missionary Society of the First Presbyteran Church will meet Thursday at 8 p. m. in the home of Mrs. Barbara Reeder, wife of the pastor, with Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry, president, in charge.. Mrs. Reeder will also serve as devotional leader for the evening. A topic, "Personality Sketches," will be presented by Mrs. Edna Rankin and Mrs. Lois King. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- Nominations Held by CMO --- Officers for posts in the Catholic Men's Organization were nominated last night at a special session in the CMO Hall.. Members will vote in elections to be held Monday, Jan. 17, between 1 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 10 p.m. at the hall.. Their selections will be made among the following nominees for the various posts. President - William Bradley and Vic Meisl; vice president - Anthony DeViteo, Joseph Giannandrea, Ralph Farmerie and George Michaels.. Chaplain - James Govola, Mr. Giannandrea and Ed Wojciechowski; trustees-Paul Trunzo, Ted Zebroski, Michael Deliman. Stan Worek. Mike Bill, Joseph Shadwick, Andrew Micholovice and James McCullough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- 'Family' Theme --- "The Family" will be the theme of the meeting of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church today at 8 p. m. in the church social rooms. Mrs. Ora Robinson will be the leader and Mrs. Edna Kass will preside at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- Legion Plans March Banquet --- Preliminary plans for an anniversary banquet were discussed at the regular meeting of the American Legion Post 443 last night in the post home.. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion will be honored guests at the affair, officers said today. chairman of the affair will be Michael Kurka.. He will be assisted by James Shirley, Walter Mustafago, Walter Tokar, Norman Papernick, John Pavol and Commander Milan Trbovich.. The building committee, headed by Mr. Papernick, reported progress in the renovation of the old building.. The group also has plans to honor the members of the Glassport High School Band later this month.. Mr. Trbovich reminded teenagers today that a teen-age dance will be sponsored by the Legion tonight after the basketball game in the junior-senior high school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- John Smith Appointed Fire Chief --- Glassport Borough council last night named John P. Smith, chief of Reliance Hose Company No. 2 , as fire chief of the borough with little opposition, but the appointment of the assistant chief aroused members of Citizen's Hose Company No. 1.. Normally the chief of the opposite company is appointed as assistant chief, but since council never received the resignation of Henry Wible as chief of No. 1 Company, he was named as assistant fire chief.. The No. 1 firemen installed Peter Dichiera as chief of their group last week, and apparently feel that he should become the assistant chief of the borough.. Nicholas G. Thomasello, spokesman for the No. 1 firemen told Council "if Mr. Wible doesn't resign soon, he will be thrown out of the company entirely.". If Mr. Wible resigns, the vacancy of assistant chief will automatically be created.Mr. Tomasello stated that he believes the borough should not have the right to appoint a chief, "when they don't know who the chief should be. Only we of the fire company know who is capable of handling the position," he said.. Nicholas G. Siudela, Council president, told Mr. Tomasello that the borough officials have the right to choose a representative to take care of all matters pertaining to fires.. The chief of No. 1 and the chief of No. 2 alternate as Fire Chief every two years, which was the reason for appointing Mr. Smith as Chief to fill the unexpired term of John Lust of Reliance Hose.. Council, earlier in the meeting, extended congratulations to Mr. Dichiera as being elected chief of No. 1 Company. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 11, 1955 --- Presbyterian Choirs To Have Rehearsal --- The choirs of the First Presbyterian Church will gather for rehearsal tomorrow evening in the practice rooms of the church.. The Junior Choir will meet at 6:30 p.m., while the Senior choir is scheduled to rehearse at 7:45 p.m. William Ross is the director and organist is Mrs. Madeline Stanton. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1955 --- Women's Club To Have Drive --- Mrs. Peter Frobouck and Mrs. Victor Bucci, co-chairman of the annual polio drive sponsored by the Glassport Women's Club, today announced initial plans for the project, which will begin Jan. 27.. Members of the club will conduct a house-to-house canvass of the borough, which will be divided into 11 districts. The districts and their respective block leaders are: First District -- Mansfield Bridge to Lincoln Street -- Mrs. Elwyn Phillips; Second District -- Lincoln to Harrison Street -- Mrs. Robert Bryer; Third district Harrison to Third Street -- Mrs. Howard Gregg.. Fourth District -- Allegheny Avenue to Iowa Avenue, between Third and Fifth Street -- Mrs. Walford Johnson; Fifth District -- Allegheny to Cypress Way, between Fifth and Seventh Street -- Mrs. Carl Masch; Sixth District -- Cypress to the top of the hill, between Fifth and Seventh Street -- Mrs. Mildred Snyder.. Seventh District -- Oak Alley to Cypress, between Seventh and Ninth Street -- Mrs. Hubert Miller; Eighth District -- Vermont to Maryland Avenue -- Mrs. Edward Smith; Ninth District -- Ninth Street to Broadway -- Mrs. Ralph Farmerie.. Tenth District Broadway to the Clairton Bridge, Mrs. Howard Minnick; Eleventh District -- Summitt Avenue and Washington Blvd. -- Mrs. Authur Wilks.. Residents are also requested to hold their dime folders which they received in the mail until the 27th, when they will be picked up by the canvassers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1955 --- Guild Slates Social At Hall Tomorrow --- Officers elected by the Ladies Guild of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic church will assume their duties when the guild meets tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the parish hall.. In charge of the business meeting will be Mrs. Clara Uziel, newly-elected president.. The special social will also welcome guests and ne members into the group. Planned by the membership committee, it will be conducted by the chairman, Mrs. Helen Zombek.. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Evelyn Nizinski, Mrs. sophie Piekut and Mrs. Wand Piekut. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 12, 1955 --- Personal --- Mrs. John A Soltesz, of 608 Ohio Avenue, is a patient in the McKeesport Hospital. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Jentsch Lists Sermon Topic --- The Rev. Hans B. Jentsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church will use "Jesus at the Wedding" as sermon topic at the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services tomorrow.. Sunday school will convene at 9:45 a.m. with the W. Hays Satterfield, superintendent, and Edward Watkins, assistant, in charge. The choir, under the direction of Mrs. Thomas Hurrell will sing at the morning worship with Mrs. Edward Smith Jr. at the organ.. After the 11 o'clock service, the annual congregational business session will take place.. The Lutheran Brotherhood will gather Monday at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms and the Church Council will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. Choir rehearsal is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m.. The Philo Christo Class will sell homemade doughnuts Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Proceeds will go to the organ fund.. The Cub Scouts will meet Friday at 5 p.m. with Bartel Hetcher, leader, in charge, while the regular meeting of Troop 56 will be held at 7 p.m. with Robert Johnson, Scoutmaster, in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Assembly of God Services Listed --- The Rev. Robert Schambach will lead the congregation of the Assembly of God Church tomorrow in worship at 11 a.m.. Sunday School will open at 9:45 a.m. with Curtis Sample, superintendent, in charge. The evening service begins at 7:30.. The C. A.., a young people's group, meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. with Miss Mary Zoller in charge. The Wednesday night prayer and Bible study also is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The cottage prayer meeting will be held at the church Friday at 7:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Schedule Set By Hamilton --- The Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the First Methodist Church, has chosen "God calls, We Answer, God Bless" as his sermon theme for the 10:45 a.m. service tomorrow. An anthem will be presented by the choir under the direction of Earl Deremer, with Mrs. Helen Kirmeyer at the organ.. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with Hengust Robinson, superintendent, in charge for classes of all ages.. The Youth Choir under the direction of Fred Carveth will practice at 3 p.m. and the Methodist Youth Fellowship will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the social rooms.. The Methodist Men will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the church at the mid-week prayer service is planned for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with Samuel dudley in charge.. Choir rehearsal will be held Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with Mr. Deremer and Mrs. Kirmeyer in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Special Anthem Features Service --- "And Yet There Is Room" will be the sermon theme for the Rev. Winfield S. Harding at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow in the first Baptist Church.. Lois Weber and Carol Phillips will present an athem as a vocal duet, "There Is No Secret,"while Miss Patricia Ercols, organist, will play a solo. Mrs. Beatrice Seifried is the choir director.. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. with John Olson, superintendent, in charge.. The Women's Missionary Society will meet Monday at 8 p.m. with Miss Wilma Robbins, vice president, in charge of the business session. Mrs. Margaret Stewart will report on "Baptists Overseas.". Mid-week prayer service is planned for Wednesday at 8 p.m. with Mr. Harding in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Pastor Announces Theme For Sunday --- "A Pledge of Allegiance" will be the sermon subject of the Rev. Charles V. Reeder at the 10:55 a.m. service tomorrow in the First Presbyterian Church.. Installation of elders and deacons elected at a recent congregational meeting will highlight the service. Sunday School will open at 9:45 a.m. with music by the Junior Choir.. The Westminster Fellowship will meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The congregation is reminded that the Redstone Presbytery will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the Round Hill Presbyterian (town) Church, Elizabeth. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Club to Gather --- The Glassport Young Women's Club will meet in the home of Mrs. Erma Randolph at 8:30 p.m. Monday. The business session will be directed by Mrs. Grace Goldsworthy, chairman. Monday night's session will feature a birthday celebration honoring Mrs. Leona Latan. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 15, 1955 --- Drive Planned --- The Glassport High School Social Study Club will open a discarded bottle drive in the borough next week to obtain funds to help defray expenses for an educational trip to the nation's capital. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1955 --- Chief Jails Squire Twice After Fracas --- James P. Murphy, justice of the peace, will be given a hearing tonight on two disorderly conduct charges filed by Poice chief Clarence Urbanski, after a rumpus Saturday night during which Mr. Murphy received the double lock-up treatment.. The argument between the police chief began when the squire refused to hold a hearing on a Jefferson Borough man on charges arising from a fight with his mother.. Similar Case.. Mr. Murphy handled a similar case against the man a few weeks ago, after which he was committed to the county Behavior Clinic. Upon his release, he allegedly returned home where he again attempted to fight with his mother.. When arrested by Jefferson Borough police, the man was brought to Glassport to Mr. Murphy. Glassport police then asked Murphy to send him back to county authorities.. The justice of the peace declined to do this. He informed police and Chief Urbanski that no information had been signed against the man.. This procedure sparked a battle of words between the squire and the chief which ended when Chief Urbanski arrested Murphy and locked him up in the borough jail.. Firemen Pay Forfeit.. Within minutes, Murphy was released after Citizen's Hose company No. 1 firemen paid a $15 forfeit.. It is reported that Murphy then left the station and returned shortly to demand an immediate hearing. Murphy was arrested again and returned to the jail cell. He posted a second $15 forfeit.. Murphy blamed "politics" for the arrests. The hearing will be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the police station at Monongahela Avenue and Fifth Street. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1955 --- Line Ordinance Gets Reading --- Glassport Councilmen have given a first reading to an ordinance that all powerlines be placed underground in conduits.. Under the proposed plan, all utility poles would have to be removed within one year after the ordinance is accepted. The Bell Telephone Company and the Duquesne Light Company would mainly be affected in the plan.. Borough Solicitor John P. Hester told councilmen that no poles would be permitted on borough streets except for terminal points at certain places.. Plan Investigated.. When asked about the legality of the ordinance, Mr. Hester stated that the plan was thoroughly investigated before the ordinance was drawn up.. The plan was referred to the Ordinance Committee, headed by Councilman Willard Miller, for further study.. In other Council action, a request was read from Reliance Hose Company No. 2 for financial aid in the proposed organization of a community band.. Fire company officials informed Council that musicians from nine years of age to high school age would be invited to participate in the musical organization.. The communication was accepted and referred to the Financial Committee, headed by Council President Nicholas G. Siudela and the legal department for study. A report is expected at the next regular meeting of Council next month.. Two readings were also given to an ordinance to prosecute all those found in possession of air rifles, sling shots an all over pellet-shooting implements. The ordinance was an aftermath of complaints concerning breaking of windows and other destruction by vandals. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 17, 1955 --- Annie Gillie Group Sets Thursday Meet --- The Annie Gillie Bible Class of the first Methodist Church will hold its regular meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the church social rooms, in the form of a covered dish dinner.. Mrs. Selina Kirkwood, president, will be in charge of the business session, and table arrangements will be selected by Mrs. Margaret Lust and Mrs. Cecilia Hays. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- Justice of the Peace Held for Court Here --- Justice of the Peace James P. Murphy was held for the Grand Jury and fined $10 each last night on two charges of disorderly conduct growing out of an altercation with borough police over committment of a prisoner on a surety of the peace charge.. Testimony by Murphy, a member of the School Board and postmaster at the Copperweld Steel Company, was heard before a large crowd in Council Chambers before another borough squire, Frank L. Tacik.. An earlier statement by Mr. Murphy blaming "politics" for two arrests last Saturday night, when the justice of the peace was jailed by Chief Clarence Urbanski, only indirectly entered into the testimony.. Urbanski Testified.. Murphy's attorney, Harvey E. Schauffler Jr., suggested that Murphy appeal the case and $50 bond on each of the two charges was posted by the squire.. Chief Urbanski, represented by Atty. T. Robert Brennan, testified that the argument arose over Murphy's refusal to issue a commitment to hold a prisoner on surety of the peace charge.. The prisoner was brought to the police station by Jefferson Borough Police and locked up to await the arrival of Mr. Murphy, who had handled a similar case with the same man several months ago.. Mr. Murphy told the presiding squire that he could not issue the commitment to hold the prisoner, Glenn I. Caley, when he (Murphy) had no signed information against the man.. Went to Jail Cell.. The chief said Murphy went back to the jail cell and told the prisoner that "they have no business holding you here -- they have no commitment.". A quarrel between the chief and Mr. Murphy followed during which the chief testified that Murphy called him "dumb." At this point Murphy was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge and put in the borough lock-up. Two friends of Mr. Murphy, Pete Saire, of 306 Sixth Street and Pete Dichiera, of 508 Monongahela Avenue went to the police and posted the $15 bail to release Murphy.. The trio, Murphy, Saire and Dichiera, then left the station and returned shortly, when Murphy allegedly demanded an immediate hearing.. Chief Urbanski said Murphy repeated his earlier name-calling and was locked up on another charge of disorderly conduct. Another $15 forfeit by personal check permitted release.. 'Created Scene'.. Patrolman Kurta, a witness for the Police Chief, testified that Murphy "created a scene" in the police station and that Murphy pushed him when the squire attempted to use the telephone.. Murphy contends that he had a perfect right to use the telephone, being a representative of the law, but Kurta saqid that Murphy was "trying to take over the police department.". In testimony over the signed information, the commitment and release papers for the prisoner, Mr. Murphy informed Mr. Tacik that the information was signed but "this was after I was slapped in jail the first time.". To West Elizabeth.. Murphy said the Jefferson Borough Police in the meantime went to West Elizabeth to have the information signed. "When they returned," he said, "I was in jail and couldn't have the hearing with the prisoner." The case was taken "up the river." Murphy said, to another justice of the peace.. Murphy said he became ired over the argument about the commitment and the insistance by Patrolman Robert Kurta for him to issue the commitment.. The squire also testified that both arrests were made inside the police station, while all other witnesses claimed the first arrest was made outside the door of the station... Mr. Tacik announced today that another charge of disorderly conduct against Mr. Murphy, was dropped before last night's hearing by Carl Backner, a tavern owner at Sixth Street and Alleghey Avenue. The information was signed by Mr. Backner last Saturday with Squire Tacik. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- CMO Conducts Election Here --- Election of officers highlighted the special meeting of the Catholic Men's Organization last night in the CMO Hall, when William Bradley was chosen president to succeed John Lisi.. Other officers include Ralph Farmerie, vice president; James Govola, chaplain; Ted Zebroski and James McCullough, three-year trustees; Paul Trunzo, two-year trustee and Michael Deliman, one-year trustee.. Those continuing in offices are Michael Hrehocik, secretary; John Yablonsky, treasurer and trustees Anthony Yacavace, Franklin Milligan and Andrew Campayno.. Installation of new officers will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6, in the CMO Hall.. Outgoing officers in addition to Mr. Lisi are Stephen Fedak, William Pensenstadler, Melvin Phillips, Nate Bonadio and Adam Mendicino. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- American Legion Post Slates Dance, Meeting --- American Legion Post 443 will hold a teen-age dance tonight in the post home following the basketball game in the high school gymnasium. Chaperones will be Milan Trbovich, Walter Mustafago, Michael Kurka, Norman Papernick, James Shirley and Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh.. A special meeting of the Legion has been called by the commander, Mr. Trbovich, for Thursday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the post home. Building plans will be discussed and members of the Ladies Auxiliary have been invited to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- Choir Rehearsals Listed by Church --- The choirs of the first Presbyterian Church will meet for rehearsal tomorrow evening under William Ross, director and Mrs. Madeline Stanton, organist.. The Junior Choir is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. practice after which the Senior choir will gather to rehearse.. Miss Evelyn Bowser, president of the senior group, will preside at a business meeting which follows the rehearsal.. Brady Morrison and Prather Shuster are chairman of the social. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- Rotary to Meet --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club will be held today at 6:15 p.m. in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church. William Ford, president, will conduct the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- Delegation Attends Today's Inauguration --- A delegation of Glassport civic and political leaders attended the inauguration of Pennsylvania's new governor, George M. Leader, today.. They are Burgess James Thomas, Justice of the Peace Frank Tacik, Stephen B. Marcus and Attorney Joseph L. Gaydos. They will return following the inauguration ball tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1955 --- Event Planned --- The Philo Christo Class of St. John's Lutheran Church will sponsor a doughnut sale tomorrow at the church from noon until 3 p.m. The sale is open to the public. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Judge Commends Borough Residents --- Judge Samuel A. Weiss today commended residents of the borough for their help in exceeding last year's Community Chest fund total by $100. To date, more than $650 has been raised in the drive.. "I am profundly grateful to the residents for their generous contributions to the McKeesport Community Chest," he said. He further stressed that the cooperation of Miss Regina Witkowski, Miss Virginia Frobouck, Robert Whirl, principal of Glassport High School and Joseph Mazur.. "While a few shirked their responsibility, the majority of the people realized the great advantages of the McKeesport Community Fund to residents of our community," the judge concluded. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Argentine Topic Heard at Rotary --- A local dentist, Dr. Jay H. Mervis, was the guest speaker at the dinner meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club last night in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church.. Dr. Mervis, who recently returned from a trip to Argentina, discussed the country and showed movies of the trip there. William Ford presided at the business session.. Two senior boys attending the session were James Nolfi and Ernest Brooks. The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the church basement. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Mother's Club Lists Social Meeting Here --- The Glassport Mother's Club will hold a social meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the home economics room of the junior-senior high school and each member is to take a small gift.. The lunch committee will consist of Mrs. Martha Coates, Mrs. Eugenia Kmiecik and Mrs. Leola Decker. Mrs. Sabina Bittner, president of the club, will be in charge of the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Chairman Announces Polio Drive Workers --- Mrs. Peter Frobouck today announced the list of workers for the annual Mothers' March on Polio which will begin with house-to-house canvassing tomorrow evening.. The drive is sponsored each year by the Glassport Women's Club with Mrs. Frobouck as general chairman and Mrs. Victor Bucci as co-chairman. Residents who wish to contribute are asked to keep their porch lights burning tomorrow evening.. Block chairment and workers of the various disctricts are: Mansfield Memorial Bridge to Lincoln Street -- Mrs. Elwyn Phillips assisted by Mrs. William Ford and Mrs. Michael Laver.. Workers Named.. Lincoln Street to Harrison -- Mrs. Robert Bryer assisted by Mrs. George Gorun, Olivia Calder, Mrs. Harry Smith, Mrs. Charles Streza and Mrs. James Gasser; Harrison to Third Street -- Mrs. Howard Gregg, aided by Gwen Hough, Evelyn Hough, Mrs. Angus Hanley, Mrs. Morris Seifried, Mrs. Felix Repine, Mrs. Albert Jackson, Mrs. Jacob Chottiner, Mrs. Elwyn Williams, Mrs. Ralph Rankin, Mrs. Ben Miller and Mrs. Andrew Rusnak and Mrs. Richard Buck.. Allegheny Avenue to Iowa between Third and Fifth Street --- Mrs. Walfred Johnson, assisted by Mrs. Morris Weiss, Elizabeth Vanscoy, Mrs. William Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. Prather Shuster, Mrs. Harvey Kill, Mrs. William James, the Rev. Charles Reeder, Loretta Booth, Donna Faye Miller, Mary Borelli, Lois Elmgren and Rose Piergrossi.. Allegheny to Cypress Way between Fifth and Seventh Street -- Mrs. Carl Masch, assisted by Jule Ashton, Mrs. Charles Thomas, Frances Slafka, Julia Slafka, Mae Gearing, Mrs. Andrew Edding, Eleanor Payne and Mrs. Ed Kasmarik.. Cypress Way to top of the hill between Fifth and Seventh Street -- Miss Mildred Snyder, aided by Mrs. Michael Bach, Mrs. T. Barrett McAuliffe, Mrs. Walter Schultz, Mrs. William Carns, Mrs. John Delfini, Mrs. Ed Wojciechowski, Mrs. Helen Null, Mrs. Orville Hartman, Mrs. Elmer Kohl, Mrs. Fred Katterhenry, Mildred Katterhenry and Barbara Danko.. Oak Way to Cypress between Seventh and Ninth Street -- Mrs. Hubert Miller, assisted by Edith Goshio, Mrs. Joe Nester, Thelma Mountain, Mrs. Robert Whirl, Mary Schillaci and Annabelle Schillaci; Vermont to Maryland Avenue -- Mrs. Edward Smith, assisted by Mrs. Paul Heath, Mildred Dulac, Mrs. Joseph Diederich, Mary Ann Kruzek, Mrs. Fred Hart, Mrs. Oliver Larmi, Mrs. Walter Zebroski, Mrs. George White, Mrs. C. J. Smith, Mrs. Adam Murawski, Genevieve Borkowski, Mrs. Katie Mudd and Mrs. John Borkowski.. Ninth Street to Broadway -- Mrs. Ralph Farmerie aided by Mrs. Charles Mihalko, Mrs. G. Knauss, Mrs. H. Hannum, Mrs. E. Yesensky, Mrs. R. Kapsha, Mrs. J. Sitko and Mrs. B. Orenyak and Broadway to the Clairton-Glassport Bridge -- Mrs. Howard Minnick, assisted by Mrs. Clarence O'Connor, Mrs. Stan Dworek, Mrs. William Valeyo, Mrs. Norman Urbanski, Mrs. Angeline Finnegan, Mrs. John Williams, Mrs. Joe Kuzio, Mrs. Violet Giglio, Mrs. Walter Ukasik and Mrs. John Moisey.. Both fire companies will aid in the drive. Those from Citizen Hose Company No. 1 will be Fire Chief Peter Dichiera, John Martin, Bernie Kastan, Leo Stearns, Joe Capazolli, Pete Saire, Bob Ghrist, Tom Rushe, John Svetz, Eli Cubra, George Savern, John DiGiacomo, Lou Campano, Nick Tomasello and John Mianzo.. Members of Reliance Hose Company No. 2 planning to participate ar Fire Chief John Smith, K. Deremer, P. Porter, H. Liebel, J. Lees, M. Michalovicz, W. Liebel, J. Leukus, I. Babyak, G. Goshio, R. godfrey, P. Usko, T. Richards, E. Richards, J. Murphy, J. Murphy Jr., A Salzman Jr., J. Jones, M. Klein, N. Molinari, W. Bradley, F. Duncan, E. McKeet, G. Liebel, G. Woy, A. Wilks and A. Wilks Jr.. Miss Regina Witkowski, Glassport Borough secretary, will be located in the borough building to serve as cashier. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Justice of the Peace Named Board Member --- James P. Murphy, Glassport Justice of the Peace, was informed today that he has been elected to the board of directors of the Squires and Constables' Association of Allegheny County.. Mr. Murphy was elected to serve for 1955 by unanimous vote of the Board. Installation of officers will be held jointly with state officers some time next month, according to John W. Greeney, secretary of the association. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Distribution Set --- Frank Grudovich, chairman of the Surplus Food committee, announced today that stamps will be distributed tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. in the CIO Hall on Monongahela Avenue. Food can be picked up immediately after stamp distribution at 615 Monongahela Avenue. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Board to Meet --- The Glassport Health Board will meet today at 8:15 p.m. in the borough Bldg. Dr. Frank cibrik, president, will be in charge of the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1955 --- Meeting Called --- All officers of the Glassport American Slovak Club are to attend a meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. in the headquarters. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Lodges Honor Team Seniors --- The Glassport Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges held their second annual award dinner for seniors of the Glassport High School football team last night in the IOOF Hall.. Rabbi Robert Raab, of Temple B'Nai Isreal, of McKeesport, was the guest speaker for the dinner and toastmaster for the evening was Robert Gallagher.. Dinner was served by the members of the Rebekah Lodge, followed by the program and sweater awarding. The program began with the singing of "America" with Mrs. Lila Aiken at the piano.. The Rev. W. S. Hamilton of the first Methodist Church had the invocation and benediction and vocal solos were presented by Miss Donna Kapphan, accompanied by Miss Mildred Katterhenry.. James F. Anderson, a member of the Odd Fellows, made the presentation of sweaters to seniors Bob Sherman, Carl Zaleski, Bernie Baur, Al La Bue, Tim Lokash, Mike Timko, Earl West and Dan Siudela. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Installation Held By Borough Lions --- Felix Zyra, Joseph Captain and John Dolnak were installed as members of the Glassport Lions club at the regular dinner meeting last night in the First Methodist Church.. Guest speaker was George Jordon, the deputy district governor of McKees Rocks, who spoke on "Lionism." Another guest was Don Cunningham, who replaced his father, Wilbur Cunningham, zone chairman of White Oak.. The installation of new members was in charge of Ben Miller and five other past presidents of the club, John Heidish, Allen Dyer, Robert Shaw, John Murtha and Al Wolf.. Steve Orlando, president of the organization, presided over the business meeting. Mr. Jordon also visited the club to observe the progress in the proposed construction of a community library, the current project of the Lions Club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Class to Have Event; Dinner Also Planned --- The Philathea Class of the First Presbyterian Church will sponsor a baked goods and candy sale Saturday, Feb. 12, at 508 Monongahela Avenue.. Plans are also underway by the congregation of the church to hold a Swiss steak dinner Feb. 16 in the church social rooms. Tickets are available from the chairman, Mrs. Miriam Rankin, and other members of the congregation. dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Social Slated --- The Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a social and card party Sunday at 8 p.m. in the old church. The affair is open to the public. Mrs. Alice Savage and Mrs. Theresa Tyszkiewicz are cochairman of the affair. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Class to Gather --- The Busy Bee Class of the Assembly of God Church Sunday School will meet tonight at the home of Alberta Myers in Coal Valley. Those planning to attend are to meet the teacher, Mrs. Pearl Eschelbacher at 6:45 p.m. at the church. Transportation will be provided. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- SOI to Continue Morra Play Here --- The Sons of Italy Morra League will continue play tonight at 8 o'clock in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Avenue. Dom Borrelli's Tube City Team is ahead with 33 wins and 15 losses.. In other standings John Molinari's Buds have 28 wins and 20 losses, tied with the Fort Pitt team, captained by Fiore DeJulius. The Old Shay team, captained by Fiore DeJulius Jr. has 24 wins and 24 losses.. Chillers Dragos' Blue Ribbons have 21 wins and 27 losses, Julio Ali's Iron City, 18,30 and Frank Truby's Stoney team stands at 16 and 32. The first half ends next Friday, when refreshments will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Anyone Missed? --- Mrs. Peter Frobouck, chairman of the March on Polio, conducted las night, announce today that anyone, who may have been missed in the house-to-house canvassing who wants to contribute should contact her or take the contributions to the Borough Bldg. before Monday.. More than $900 was collected las night, Mrs. Frobouck said, but the final total including contributions from business establishments and industries will be announced next week. All money must be turned in by the deadline Jan. 31. The drive was sponsored by the Women's Club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Cub Scouts, Troop 56 Set Meetings Today --- The Cub Scouts of St. John's Lutheran Church will meet today at 5 p.m. in the church social rooms. Bartel Hetcher, leader, will be in charge of the session. The regular meeting of Troop 56 is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the same headquarters. Scoutmaster Robert Johnson will be in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 28, 1955 --- Dance Carded -- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will sponsor a dance tonight for seventh and eighth graders of the borough. The event will take place in the post home on Monongahela Avenue. No dance is scheduled for tomorrow night, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Local Merchant Thanks Police --- A local merchant today commended two Glassport police officers for their alertness and aid in saving "at least $2,000 worth" of stock after a water line broke in the store's cellar last night.. Norman Papernick, who lives at 631 Monongahela Avenue was awakened at 3 a.m. this morning by Patrolman Frank Porto and Charles Fiore, after they noticed in checking the front door that the frozen water line in the store had broken.. Mr. Papernick is the owner of the Market at the same above address.. The proprietor said that "Only through the quick action of Porto and Fiore, was I able to save most of my stock. Had the water gotten into the cellar, damage could hqave been $2,000 or more.". Mr. Papernick reportedly had approximately $500 damage.. He also commended the two patrolmen for waiting to assist him in removing the stock. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Heiser Named Head Of Little League --- Victor Heiser was elected to succeed Nick Martino as president of the Glassport Little League at a special election meeting last night in the Borough Bldg. . Other officers named at the session were Charles Hornfeck, vice president; Paul Trunzo, secretary and George Streza, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Trustee, Mid-Week Board Sessions Set --- The trustees of the First Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the church social rooms, the pastor, the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, said today.. The regular mid-week prayer service is planned for 7:30 p.m. followed by a business session by the Official Board of the church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Presbyterian Unit Gathers Thursday --- The regular meeting of the Philathea Class of the first Presbyterian Church is scheduled tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church social rooms.. Mrs. Myrna Hughes, chairman of the ways and means committee, has requested that all members attend the session to discuss plans for a bake sale in the near future.. Mrs. Grace Shuster will conduct the devotional period and also preside at the business session. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Pauline Hutton, Mrs. Lee Davis and Mrs. Jessie Campbell. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Young Adult Class Cards Meeting Today --- The Young Adult Class of the First Presbyterian Church will hold a meeting today at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Thelma Forbes; 214 Harrison Street.. Mrs. Marie Blaha, president, will be in charge of the business session. Mrs. Betty Cox will lead devotions and hostesses will be Mrs. forbes, Mrs. Loretta Booth and Mrs. Evelyn Bowser. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 1, 1955 --- Hit-Run Reported --- E. Andrews, of Indiana Avenue, reported to Glassport Police yesterday that his automobile was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night. Mr. Andrews told police that his car was parked on Sixth Street between Vermont Avenue and Cypress alley, at the time of the Accident. Police did not explain Mr. Andrew's delay in reporting the accident. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1955 --- High School Class Planning Reunion --- Officers of Glassport High School Class of 1945 met in the junior-senior hegh school last night to outline plans for a class reunion to be held in the spring.. Milton Lebowitz, class president, was in charge of the meeting, when tentative dates were set for April 23 or 30. Arrangements will be continued at the next meeting, March 3 at 8:15 p.m. in the home of Doris Zeik, 538 Indiana Avenue.. Those attending the session were Bob Tudek, vice president; Jean Furman Hanley, secretary; Bob Weigand, treasurer; Peg Murray Melloit, Walter Chalfant, Dan Natale, Albina Fato Balint, Doris Zeik, Ted Ghetian and Darwin Mihoces. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1955 --- Baptist EMO Class Lists Annual Banquet --- The EMO Bible class of the First Baptist Sunday School will hold its annual banquet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the church social rooms.. The group will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the class. Mrs. Beatrice Seifried is the class president and Miss Mary Jane Easton is the treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1955 --- Police to Meet --- Frank Finney, president of the Glassport Auxiliary Police, announced today that all members of the unit are to attend the regular meeting Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the CIO Hall on Monongahela Avenue. Important future activities will be discussed, he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1955 --- Boxing Classes to Begin Monday --- Paul Depolo, of 809 Monongahela Avenue, will begin classes in boxing for interested youth of the borough beginning Monday at 6 p.m. in the Third Ward School.. All boys 15 and older, who are interested in participating in the classes are to report to the school with their gym clothes. Classes will last no longer than 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays.. Mr. Depolo will be assisted by Joseph Aubrecht and Carl coozy in instructing the youths in the art of boxing.. Mr. Depolo, years ago, handled Joey Maxim, the former light heavyweight champion. He pointed out that there will be no charge for those who wish to enroll in the classes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 4, 1955 --- Library Open --- The Glassport Women's Club library will be open today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the headquarters at 721 Monongahela Avenue. Librarians will be Miss Helen Robinson, Mrs Catherine Richards and Mrs. Marian Watkins. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 7, 1955 --- Unit to Attend Parents' Event --- Members of Brownie Troop 912 will attend a dinner with their parents Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the First Methodist Church. Plans for the event were completed at a meeting yesterday in the home of William Caves.. The fathers of the members will be in charge of the affair, and all Brownies are to wear official uniforms. The mothers are to accompany the Brownies to the church by 6:15 p.m.. Ellsworth Lehman and Elwyn Williams are co-chairmen of the affair, while other committee members are: Mr. Caves, treasurer, John Manzlak and Kenneth Granger, publicity; David Weiskircher, William Clifford and James Gerstner, entertainment. Food will be in charge of Frank Finney, Lester Lewis, James Gasser, Thomas LoBue, Peter Zeleznik.. The service committee will consist of Bill Gerstner, Albert Jackson, Stephen Matta, William Piper, Milton Raden, Ted Radovich and Nick Trbojevic. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 7, 1955 --- Vehicles Damaged In Two Accidents --- Wet, slippery roads and poor visibility were reported the cause of two minor accidents over the weekend, Glassport police said today.. Saturday afternoon a car operated by Joseph Slepecki, of 719 Eighth Street, and an auto drived by Richard A. Batt, of 1006 Bennet Street, McKeesport, collided, police said.. Slight damage was reported to both vehicles.. Three cars were slightly damaged early yesterday when the parked auto of Cora D. Lorenco of 403 Mahoney Street, Punxsutawney, reportedly drifted into an auto owned by Nick Borrelli Jr., of Iowa Avenue, which in turn slid into a car of Theodore Galezo, of 734 Indiana Avenue.. All cars were parked on Eighth Street at the time of the accident, police said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 7, 1955 --- Meeting Set --- The Glassport Mothers' Club will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the home economics room of the junior-senior hegh school. The lunch committee will include Mrs. Mary Sydeski, Mrs. Jennie Chuba and Mrs. Dorothy Sherman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 7, 1955 --- Staff Installed At CMO Meet --- Glassport Burgess James Thomas installed new officers into the Catholic Men's Organization at a special meeting last night in the CMO hall.. William Bradley was installed as the new president of the group to succeed John Lisi.. Other officers installed were: Ralph Farmerie, vice president; James Govala, chaplain; Edward Wojciechowski and Joseph Giannandrea, assistant chaplains and James McCullough, Ted Zebroski, Paul Trunzo and Michael Deliman, trustees.. Gifts were presented to the outgoing officers -- Mr. Lisi, Stephen Fedak, William Pensenstadler, Andrew Slafka, Nate Bonadio and Mel Philips.. Gifts were also given to the members of the activities committee, which was in charge of arrangements and refreshments. Committee members are Stanley Zak, chairman, Anthony Shumber, Mr. Deliman, Mr. McCullough and Mr. Zebroski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 8, 1955 --- Class Night Discontinued By Principal --- Glassport High School Principal Robert Whirl was granted permission by the Glassport School Board last night to discontinue the annual Class Night program, presented by the seniors at the end of the second semester.. It was Mr. Whirl's suggestion that a senior assembly be held to close the school term instead of spending a great deal of "precious class time" to prepare the Class Night program.. Were Excused.. He stated that in the past, seniors, prior to their dismissal, two weeks before the undergraduates, had to be excused from many of their classes to prepare the program. Teachers in charge of Class Night were also excused from classes, resulting in undergraduates missing classes, also.. "Class Night's are things of the past, anyway," Mr. Whirl said, proving his point with statistics from district high schools. "Most schools have discontinued the programs and those which do have them, do not prepare them on class time," he said.. Not only are the programs relatively "outmoded," Mr. Whirl informed the board, but there is extreme lack of interest on the part of parents and friends who attend the programs.. Mr. Whirl further outlined what he called a "long range plan to improve our system of education in Glassport," by informing directors that representatives of all the various departments have formed a committee to probe into the education facilities, curriculum, and new teaching methods.. The members of the committee, in turn, have department meetings to further discuss conditions in the school system A meeting between members of the committee, Mr. Whirl, Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal and the school board will be held at 9 p.m., March 7, after the regular school board meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 8, 1955 --- Contract Awarded For Floor Lumber --- The Glassport School Board opened bids for the purchase of lumber for flooring of the Second Ward School bldg. and awarded a contract to the May Company of Pittsburgh for $3,530.. Bids ranging from $4,074.75 to the lowest bid of $3,530 were received from Atlas, Castle Shannon; Builders' Supply, McKeesport; West Elizabeth Lumber; Patterson, Monongahela; Glassport Lumber; Nathan Builder Co., Pittsburgh and the May Company.. Secretary Frank Rommell was authorized to advertise for bids for supplies to be opened at a special meeting Friday, March 4.. Request Granted.. Victor Heiser, representing the Glassport Little League, was granted permission to use the Memorial Stadium for the baseball season, which extends from May until Mid-August.. Mr. Heiser's request for the field was granted under the same contract terms as in previous years concerning the care of the field during seasonal play.. The Rev. Robert Schambach, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, was granted permission to use the auditorium of the junior-senior high school to show a film, "Venture Into Faith," March 1. The movie will be shown to the public, Mr. Schambach informed the Board.. Compressors Proposed.. The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 was given authority by Directors to use the auditorium for a cooking school demonstration March 15. Mrs. Doris Raden Levy, chairman, submitted the request to the Board.. Director George Fasiska, chairman of the Building Committee proposed that the School District purchase new air compressors for the high school. These compressors are used to control dampers.. Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser agreed that the compressors are in dire need of repairs and the only way to remedy the situation would be to purchase new ones. "The old compressors are beyond repair," Mr. Naser said.. The matter was turned over to the building committee for further study and possible purchase. The cost of new compressors would be "about $265, " directors said.. Directors were advised to prepare an estimate for the new budget as sessions may begin next month, according to Mr. Rommell.. Those attending last night's meeting were Directors Albert P. Stevens, president of the Board, Dr. Carl P Masch, James P. Murphy, Andrew Slafka, Alva G. Nowes, Mr. Rommell and Mr. Fasiska; Solicitor Harold Skodol, Mr. Naser and High School Principal Robert Whirl. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 8, 1955 --- Lions Schedule Valentine Party --- The Glassport Lions club will hold a Valentine party Thursday evening in the form of a "Ladies Night" program. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel.. Entertainment will follow the dinner and favors will be given to the women present. Peter Frobouck, Larry Manno and Milan Trbovich are in charge of the affair.. Plans are also under way for the March 10 session, which will be in the form of a joint meeting with the Glassport Rotary Club. Details will be announced later.. Initial arrangements have also been inaugurated for the annual basketball banquet, honoring the players of the 1954-55 Gladiator squad of Glassport High School Chairmen of the banquet are John Heidish and Joseph Milligan. Sweaters will be given to the players at the event. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 9, 1955 --- Personal --- Frank Bonadio, of 432 Ohio Avenue, is convalescing in his home after a recent attack of pneumonia. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 9, 1955 --- Scouts Conducting Annual Display --- Members of Boy Scout Troop 52 of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church are conducting a window display at 607 Monongahela Avenue in observance of the 45th anniversary of National Boy Scout Week.. Scoutmaster Arthur Marini stated that the display would include work done by the Scouts in woodwork, marksmanship, wood carving, leathercraft, bead work, Indian lore, neckerchiefs and slides.. It was also announced today that Roy Pensenstadler will receive the Eagle Scout Award at the annual Scout banquet Monday at the Vogue Terrace. Committeemen Francis O'Connell and Method Evans are to receive the Scoutmaster awards at the affair.. There will be a meeting of the committeemen at the Scout room Sunday at 1 p.m. and the following are requested to attend: Joseph Milligan, Joseph Pensenstadler, Method Evans, Francis O'Connell, Anthony Shumber, James McCullough, victor Bryer, Harry Sutman and Adam Mendicino. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 9, 1955 --- Two Church Groups Card Joint Session --- The Missonary Society and the Philathea Class of the first Presbyterian Church will hold a joint meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry, 701 Vermont Avenue.. The Philathea Class is also planning a bake sale to be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at 508 Monongahela Avenue. Home made candy will also be on sale. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 29, 1955 --- Rotary Holds Birthday Event --- The Glassport Rotary Club members and their wives attended the 30th anniversary banquet last night at the Ankara. More than 50 persons were there to celebrate the granting of the charter June 17, 1925.. Jack Tragesser, chairman of the June program committee, was in charge of the affair, while his assistants were Byron Ingraham, Lee Davis, John Bodnar and Bob Lorenzo.. Bill Ford was honored for his services as president of the club for the past year. Mr. Ford then introduced James Ryan, the new president, who will assume duties at the regular meeting next Tuesday.. Ed Quinn, last year's president, pinned the past president's pin on Mr. Ford, followed by the awarding of eight door prizes. A feature of the evening was the winning of a rabbit by Owen Pecora. Members hinted that Mr. Pecora may soon crash the rabbit industry.. Melvin J. Naser, a member of the club for 25 years was presented with an aluminum tray by Mr. Ford for active service for the same number of years. The tray is etched with the Rotary wheel.. Next Tuesday's meeting will be the final session of the club for the summer at the Lutheran Church headquarters. Other meetings in July will be held with the Clairton Club at various places. Owen Pecora will show movies next week of a vacation spent in the wilds of Canada. The films feature a fight with a bull moose, bear and rabbit hunting and fishing. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 15, 1956 --- Three Priests Attend Dinner--- Three priests, all sons of Mrs. Ella Gearing, were guests at the Mother's Day banquet held by the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at the Mazur Hotel. The three brothers are former parishioners of St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, of which the Confraternity is an affiliate.. The priests attending were the Rev. Thomas Gearing, pastor of St. Michael's in Elizabeth; the Rev. Daniel Gearing, pastor of St. Mary's of the Point, Pittsburgh and Diocesan director of cemeteries and the Rev. Edward Gearing, assistant pastor of St. Joseph's in New Kensington.. The affair marked the 40th anniversary of the confraternity and was attended by 12 of the original charter members who started the organization 40 years ago.. The Rev. Walter A. O'Hara, pastor of St. Cecelia's and spiritual adviser to the confraternity, gave the invocation after the welcoming address by the president, Mrs. Harriet Rommel.. Mrs. Jean Evans was toastmaster and introduced the guests.. Floral centerpieces went to Mrs. Catherine Morrissey, who will soon be 95 years old, the oldest member of the unit. Mrs. Gearing, Mrs. Mary Cagney, mother of the Rev. John Cagney of Philadelphia and Mrs. Hilda Wolf, the youngest of the charter members.. Boxes of candy were sent to charter members unable to attend the affair. Prizes donated by the local merchants were presented to Mrs. Seward Gross and Mrs. P. J. Donoghue, also charter members of the organization.. Group singing of hymns was accompanied by the church organist, Mrs. Emma Schwerha. Programs in charge of Mrs. Evelyn Gooch, were made by the Sisters of the Divine Providence. The benediction was given by they Rev. Ralph Stack. assistant pastor of St. Cecelia's. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1956 --- Sunday Service Slated by Post --- Edward Wojciechowski, chairman of the Memorial Day services to be conducted by American Legion Post 443 Sunday, today announced the program for the ceremony. Plans were completed at a meeting last night in the postponed on Monongahela Avenue.. The service will begin at 1:30 PM with a concert by the Glassport High School Band, under the direction of Arthur Quadraccia. After the playing of the national anthem, the in location will be offered by Rabbi Robert Raab, of Temple B'Nai Israel.. Toastmaster Felix Zyra will introduce the chairman, Mr. Wojciechowski, who will make remarks and Norman Papernick, commander, will lead the prayer.. Other speakers will be Mrs. Jane Case, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Burgess James Thomas, Nicolas G. Siudela, president of Borough Council, Frank Rommel, School Board secretary Mrs. Clara Grace, a Gold Star mother.. Ms. Irene Sherman, vocalist will sing "My Buddy" and "He" accompanied at the piano by Miss Barbara Danko. Guest speaker will be John J. Murray, 16th district legislator, from Forest Hills.. Mike Kurka, adjutant, will read the roll call of the dead, followed by the distribution of white carnations by the American Legion sponsored Girl Scout Troop. John Pavol will offer prayer in closing the program and taps will be played by a member of the band. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1956 --- Borrelli's Team Wins In Slow-Pitch Action --- Borrelli's B-Boys more victorious over the PNA by a score of 16 to 14 in Slow-Pitch Softball League play at the Ninth Street ball ground here last night.. Tony Borrelli had to home runs and Rich Striegel had a grandslammer for the vectors Clem Tyszkiewicz and Don Katchmark it for the circuit for losers. The PNA will meet the Catholic Men's Organization tonight officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1956 --- Students Present Program Tomorrow --- The kindergarten class of Glassport Second Ward School will graduate at commencement exercises tomorrow at 7 PM in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school. This year's class includes 69 graduates, according to Mrs. Lois Eierhart, kindergarten instructor and program coordinator. Mrs. Eierhart will present the "greetings" to the class followed by a rhythm interpretations by the class. Karen Gasser, a member of the kindergarten graduating class of 1952, will present a tap dance and songs will be sung under the direction of Miss Kathryn Gorris, music supervisor.. Five-year-old Nick Martino will read "A Tribute to Teachers." Gregory Anderson, Loretta Nestor and Kathy Resko will receive perfect attendance awards and Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport schools, will distribute the certificates. The program will close with a farewell song by the class. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 15, 1956 --- Feast Committee to Convene at Club --- The Feast of the Assumption Committee of the Glassport Sons of Italy will meet tomorrow at 8 PM in the club rooms at Sixth street and Allegheny Avenue.. Members of the committee are Anthony D'Angelo, James Spagnola, James Iacone, Nick Moranelli, Frank Moranelli, George Danko, Dom Borrelli, Louis Martino, Julio Ali, Joseph Borrelli, Peter Lupo, Louis Campano, Tom Reynoldsand Robert George. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1956 --- Students Received Diplomas --- "Opportunities in the world of tomorrow are unlimited -- I hope all of you plan further education." Was the advice given to the senior class of Glassport High School by Common Pleas court Judge Samuel A. Weiss at commencement exercises last night at Memorial Stadium.. The 145 graduates were informed by Judge Weiss that "possibly there is one of you will be a future member of Congress or President of the United States.". 'World-Minded'.. "Some are sure to go overseas with the Armed Forces, but our future citizens in foreign policies and conditions must the world minded. I do not think we can find real happiness without each other and you cannot be your neighbor whom you do not even know and love God." Judge Weiss continued.. "Our Americans are trained for their responsibilities and every young person will be called upon to be a part of the public. There are great responsibilities in foreign service, but many of you are better equipped in this community then other communities.. "Others might join in private industries, while others may take their place in government agencies. If we must prepare in this world of tomorrow, you must not neglect spiritual values. I hope you will find happiness in the fields ahead," he concluded.. Others Take Part.. An address, "Loyal to the Worthwhile Things," was presented by Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser and the three top honor students. Thomas E. Cindric, Carol Ann Hart and Elaine Chottiner outlined "What Tomorrow Has In Store for Us.". Richard Lucas, president of the 1956 class, received the schools athlete and activities awardand scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh went to Ed Nemeth and Tom Cindric. Miss Chottiner receive the Woman's Club Award and a science award went to Ed Nemeth.. Presiding ministers at the commencement program were the Rev. J. Earl Reed, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Rev. W. S. Hamilton, pastor of the First Methodist Church.. High School Principal Robert E. Whirl presented the graduates and diplomas were given out by Dr. Carl P. Masch, president of the Glassport School Board. The band under the direction of Arthur Quadraccia, presented various musical selections. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1956 --- PTA President To Be Installed --- Mrs. Milton Raden will be seated as the new president of the Glassport Parent-Teacher Association tomorrow at 8 PM in the auditorium in the junior-senior high school. She succeeds Donald Forbes as head of the PTA.. Other officers to be installed at ceremonies are William Rankin, first vice president; Mrs. Irving Levy, second vice president; Mrs. Walter Barres, reporting secretary; Miss Gwen Hough, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. Prichard Smith, treasurer.. Guest speaker will be Dr. James Snoke, assistant county school superintendent. Dr. Snoke was present at the first meeting of the group last year, when the organization was formulated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1956 --- Legionnaires Visit Oakland Hospital --- Legionnaires from Glassport American Legion Post 443 entertained more than 500 veterans at the Oakland Hospital last night.. Joseph Kargle, a member of the post and a former patient at the hospital, to the group on a tour of wards and to the hospital's chapel. A program of entertainment was followed by coffee and cookies serve to the veterans.. Members of the post who attendedand help in arranging the program were Commander Norman Papernick, Milan Trbovich, Andrew Kurta, Mr. Kargle, Clara Grace, Mary Pavol, Helen Null, Mark Papernick, Walter Shultz, Don Pavol, Charles Pulka, Mike Petrillo, Larry Manno, Joe Manno, Betty Wojciechowski, Burgess James Thomas, Bob Lorenzo and Felix Zyra.. Finances for the trip were donated by the membership, Mr. Papernick said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1956 --- Sons of Italy Plan Birthday --- The Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge will celebrate its 37th anniversary Sunday within their beginning at 6 PM in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Ave.. Joseph Borrelli, president, has appointed Dom Borrelli, Anthony D'Angelo and James Iacone as the committee in charge of the event.. Four 25 year members will be honored at the celebration. They are Pasquale Patacca, Francesco Tarli, Carmella Dimperio and Gregario Dintino.. Officers also announced that the Feast of Assumption Committee will meet Sunday at 3 PM in the club rooms. Representative from the fireworks company will attend discussed the display for the annual festival to be held in August.. The canvassing committee will report on the drive to raise funds for the affair. The committee in charge of arrangements is headed by Anthony D'Angelo and James Spagnola, co-chairman.. Other members are James Iacone, secretary. D. Borrelli, Robert George, Louis Martino, Julio Ali, Nick Moranelli, Frank Molinari, George D'Angelo, Louis Compano, Thomas Reynolds, Pete Lupo and Joseph Borrelli. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 13, 1956 --- Inter Bowling League Calls Meeting Today --- A meeting of the Inter Bowling League will be held today at 8 p.m. in the club rooms of the Sons of Italy. Purpose of the session will be to form a board of directors, according to Nate Bonadio, organizer of the league.. Teams and their representatives are as follows: CMO, Melvin Phillips; American Legion, Eugene Pitkins; Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Frank Ruszkoski, DePiero's TV, John DePiero; Sons of Italy, Nate Bonadio; Jocko's Cafe, George Chockla; Borelli's Cafe, Joseph Borelli and Reynold's Brick, Thomas Reynolds. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 14, 1956 --- Class Affair Set Saturday at Club--- Final arrangements for the 20th reunion of the class of 1936 of the Glassport High School were made at a meeting in the home of Harry Sutman last night.. The informal affair will be held Saturday night at the Youghiogheny Country Club. There will be served at 7:30 PM followed by dancing.. Reservations are still being accepted by William James, of 421 Ohio Ave. Toast master for the reunion will be John Dolnak. Refreshments were served at last night's session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Ladies Auxiliary to Meet Tonight --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Sons of Italy and will meet today at 7:30 PM in the club rooms at Sixth Street and Allegheny Ave. Mrs. Teela Masch, president, will be in charge of the business session.. All members are urged to attend to celebrate the birthday out a fellow member, Mrs. Mary Ann Dicicco. Refreshments will be served in charge of Mrs. Masch and Mrs. Hilda Przywarty. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Regular Meeting Set for Catholic Men --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Catholic Men's Organization will be held today at 3 PM in the CMO Hall on Monongahela Ave. Mel Phillips, president, will be in charge.. Shuffleboard Baseball League action will follow at 9:30 PM when John Trunzo's Dodgers play Jim McCullough's Pirates. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Outing Slated --- The Glassport Mother's Club will sponsor a corn roast and picnic Wednesday at Kantorcyzk's farm on Summit Ave The chairmen, Mrs. Velma Stasko and Mrs. Mary Sydeski request that all members meet at the picnic site between 3 and 4 PM. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Rommel Recovering --- Frank D. Rommel, of 316 Fifth St., as returned to his home after a stay at McKeesport Hospital. Mr. Rommel, a member of the Glassport School Board, was hospitalized several months ago due to an automobile accident. He is now recovering at home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Officers Set by New Group --- James C.Tomedolsky, a Councilman from the Third Ward, has been named chairman of the Independent Democratic Organization. Term of office will be for four years.. Other officers named by the group wereAndrew M.Hrehocik, recording secretary and Albert Halucha, treasurer. An advisory board, also elected by the group, will be announced later.. Plans were discussed for a Polish American dance to be held in late September. Andrew Deliman , chairman of the affair, announced that tickets will be available soon. His committee includes Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, Mrs. Josephine Demis and Mrs. Gladys Pryzwarty.. Officials of the organization have invited all residents interested in the organization to attend the regular session to be held next month at the IDO Headquarters, 606 Wall St.. Information concerning the purpose of the organization may be obtained from the membership. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- Bowlers Note Starting Date --- The regular season of the 20 30 Bowling League will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Morrow's Alleys at 9 PM. The teams elected were: Ford -- Mrs. Esther Laczko, captain. Mrs. Pat Krandel, co-captain. Mrs. Rhoda Spanbauer, Mrs. Jane Byerly, Mrs. June Taylor, Mrs. Ann Korstenen, Mrs. Lois Neal and Mrs. Margaret Wagner.. Buick -- Mrs. Helen Pazur, captain. Mrs. Waneta Mayhugh, co-captain. Mrs. Julia Bruni, Mrs. Hilda LaFollette, Mrs. Marie Murphy, Mrs. Olga Wawrzeniak, Mrs. Doris Elders and Mrs. Sylvia Henderson.. Chrysler -- Mrs. Betty Sherman, captain. Mrs. Dorothy Feltz, co-captain. Mrs. Margaret Palmer, Mrs. Dolores Saveren, Mrs. Peggy Aldridge, Mrs. Selena Kirkwood, Mrs. Rose Muic and Mrs. Smila Byerly.. Officers of the league are Mrs. Savaren, secretary and Mrs. Palmer, treasurer. Nomination and the election of a president will take place at a special meeting Sept. 7 at 8 PM, in the Eagles Home on Allegheny Ave. All members are urged to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- League Officers, Captains to Meet --- Officers and captains of the St. Cecilia's Men's Bowling League will meet tomorrow at 8 PM in the home of Melvin Phillips, Ohio Ave. Teams will be chosen and plans discussed for the 17th year of bowling.. Plans will also be discussed for a pre-season social to be held next month, officers said.. Captains of the lead our Mr. Phillips, Anthony Shumber, Robert Bruni, Jack Connors, Joe Giannandrea, John Benner, Frank Wozniak and Nick Cavaliere. The officers include Stephen Fedak, president; Stanley Zak, vice president; Mr. Phillips, treasurer and Mr. Connors, secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1956 --- League Season Open Sept. 10 --- The St. Cecilia Men's Bowling League will open its 17th season Sept. 10. Eight teams were named at a meeting of officers and captains Saturday.. Plans for a preseason social and business meeting of the entire league were also presented an accepted by the board at that time.. New officers of the organization are Stephen Fedak, president; Stanley Zak, vice president; Jack Connor, secretary an Mel Phillips, treasurer.. The teams drawn up at Saturday's meeting and their captains are as follows: Georgetown -- Mel Phillips, captain; Joseph Ruszkoski, William Bradley, Anthony Yacavace, William Dugan, Ed Wojciechowski,Vic Meisl and Carl Zupi.. La Salle -- Anthony Shumber, captain; Ralph Farmerie, Stanley Zak, Anthony Iacone, Stephen Fedak, Cameron Crosby, Anthony De Viteo and Frank Bonadio.. St. Vincent -- Robert Bruni, captain; Joseph Hornak, Michael Hrehocik, Robert Belusar, Al Solan, John Dolnak, Andrew Slafka and Joseph Sebastian.. Duquesne -- Frank Wozniak, captain Nate Bonadio, Franklin Milligan, Al Kula, Adam Mendicino, William Santa, Frank Shadwick and Joseph Bonadio.. Loyola -- Jack Connor, captain; Art Andrews, Ed Katchmark, Dom Schillaci, William Penny, George Michaels, John Balint and Art Como.. Fordham -- Nick Cavaliere, captain; John Shimko, John Trunzo, Paul Trunzo, Joseph Shadwick, Joseph Hrehocik, John Lisi and James Connor.. Notre Dame -- John Benner, captain; Frank Ruszkowski, Ben Dulac, George Bartko, Mike Bill, Charles Wargo, William Bonadio and Vic Shandor.. Bowling is scheduled every Monday at 7 PM at Morrow's Club Alleys. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1956 --- Tuition Pupils Increase Here --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Scools, announced today that there are more non-resident, or tuition students enrolled in the high school this year than in any previous year.. A total of 159 tuition students are registered in the school this year, compared with 154 last year, 128 in 1954-55, 137 in 1953-54, 115 in 1952-53, 86 in 1951-52, 29 in 1950-51 and nine in 1949-50.. The total this year includes 98 from Lincoln Twp., 33 from Port Vue, 24 from Dravosburg, one from Elizabeth Twp., one from Liberty Borough and two from West Mifflin Borough.. By grades the total includes 41 in ninth grade, 59 in 10th grade, 28 in 11th grade and 81 in 12th grade. The School Boards of the various districts are liable for the tuition fees, Mr. Naser said.. The tuition rate at Glassport High School, as computed by the supervising principal, totals $266 per pupil for nine months. With 159 non-resident students enrolled here at that figure, it shows that $42,294 is the tuition charges to the six different districts if all 159 attend the full 180 days That amount is equivalent to four mills on the assessed valuation of $10,350,000. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 16, 1956 --- Odd Fellows Lodges To Sponsor Dinners --- The Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows will sponsor a lunch and dinner for the benefit of the sweater fund. Each year this organization presents sweaters to the outstanding atheletes of Glassport High School.. Lunch will be served at the First Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. and dinner is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the latter is open to the public. Tickets are available from Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, John Jenco or any of the lodge members. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 16, 1956 --- Halloween Party Listed by Class --- The Annie Gillie Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will meet Thursday at 8 p.m. in the social rooms of the church. The meeting will be in the form of a Halloween party.. Hostesses will be Mrs. Bertha Stokes and Mrs. Clarabelle Galloway and games are in charge of Mrs. Violet Schlicting and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller.. Mrs. Myrtle Shupe, class president, will preside at the business session and Mrs. Leona Stevenson will be devotional leader. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Rotary Hears Trust Officer --- Leo Battista, assistant trust officer of the Western Pennsylvania National Bank, spoke on trusts and wills, at the regular dinner meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club last night in St. John's Lutheran Church.. Mr. Battista, who was introduced by Alex Kaszonyi, program chairman for the evening, pointed out that Americans are able to specify where money is to be distributed after death, while as early as 400 years ago in England, all wealth of the deceased reverted to the Kingdom.. He stated that it is advantageous to make out a will to name one's own administrator and beneficiaries. "Besides naming beneficiaries, we can designate how the estate is to be distributed, also." he said.. "We can also appoint a guardian for minor children," he explained.. "An insurance trust merely names beneficiaries and pays an income to those beneficiaries as specified," and a trust can be revoked at any time by a person who owns the trust, Mr. Battista added.. Next Tuesday's meeting will be in the form of a Halloween party at the Penn McKee Hotel, McKeesport. Members will have their wives as guests and after dinner will receive dance instructions at the Arthur Murray Studios. Bill Faix will be in charge of the program. Jack Tragesser, president, will conduct the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- WomenSschedule Halloween Party --- The Ladies Auxiliary to citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 will hold a meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall. Members are asked to wear costumes for the Halloween party which is planned. Prizes will be awarded, officers said.. Final plans will be made for the stuffed cabbage dinner to be served in the No. 1 Fire Hall Election Day, Nov. 6. The dinner event will be open to the public.. Lunch will be served at tomorrow's meeting by Mrs. Helen Yesensky, Mrs. Pearl Altman and Mrs. Betty Yanderly. Mrs. Kathleen Saires, president of the auxiliary, will be in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Police to Report --- The Glassport Auxiliary Police unit will report for duty at Memorial Stadium Friday at 6:45. Chief James Iacone will be on hand to give duty assignments for the football game between the Gladiators and Swissvale. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Rally Tonight --- State and county candidtes will be the guest speakers at a rally tonight at 8 o'clock in Republican Headquarters, 609 Monongahela Ave. Warren Tesauro, local GOP chairman, announced that the rally is open to the public and will be followed by a refreshment hour. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Philo Christo Class Lists Holiday Event --- The Philo Christo Class of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold a Halloween party Thursday at 8 p.m. in the church sodial rooms. Mrs. Ann Harff, president, will conduct a short business session, to be followed by a masquerade party.. Each member is requested to take a gift. Hostesses will be Mrs. Kathleen Smith and Mrs. Alma Hart, Nrs. Earl J. Reed, wife of the pastor, will lead devotions and games will be in charge of Mrs. Ann Grice, Mrs. Julius Zebrowski and Mrs. Mary Bills. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Adult Classes Start Monday --- Adult education classes will begin Monday evening in the junior-senior high school, according to Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Schools.. Mr. Nase pointed out that all the classes may not be offered on the basis of insufficient enrollment. The state requires that at least 10 be enrolled in each class to assure reimbursement.. However, 36 have enrolled in the sewing classes, which may have to be split into two groups These students will beet in the home economics rooms under the direction of Jean Frederick, a former Glassport High School home economics teacher, who is currently teaching in the Braddock Junior High School.. Registration for all classes will be $2, which is returned to the student who attends 15 of the 20 classes offered.. Francis Mach will instruct the typwriting class which has a total enrollment to date of 10. Nine have signed up for the shorthand class. Others interested are requested to attend the first class Monday.. Only five have registered for the shop class, to be instructed by John Roberts, and two have shown interest in the Americanization class. If these classes are discontinued, it will be due to the poor enrollment, Mr. Naser said. Monday's classes are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., he added. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- League to Gather --- James McCullough's Indians will oppose the Dodgers team, captained by Franklin Milligan in shuffleboard-baseball league play tonight. The game will begin at 9:30 p.m. in the headquarters of the Catholic Men's Organization, located on Monongahela Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Lions Party Set --- The regular meeting of the Glassport Lions Club will be held tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel in the form of a Halloweeen party. Milton Snyder, president, will be in charge of the affair and co-chairmen will be Steve Orlando and Joseph Milligan. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Women to Convene --- The regular business meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1185 will be held tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. in the home, on Alllegheny Avenue. Mrs. Genevieve Moritz, president, will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 24, 1956 --- Sale Planned --- The St. Benedict Guild will sponsor a pizza and bake sale Saturday beginning at noon at 542 Sixth Street. The event is for the benefit of the Benedictine Fathers. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 9, 1956 --- Hays Highlights Season for Lions --- George Hays, football coach at Glassport High School, gave the highlights of the season at the regular meeting of the Glassport Lions Club last night in Ferris Restaurant.. He explained the various plays and showed movies of the games played this season. The program was in charge of Dr. T. H. Feinman and Felix Zyra. Milton Snyder presided at the business session.. The next regular meeting of the club will be Dec. 6 when the program chairmen will be Ben Miller and John Lizik. Mr. Snyder requests all members to contact John Dolnak for instructions concerning the annual broom sale, which will start tonight in the borough. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1956 --- Boosters Slated To Meet Council --- Council 217, Junior Order United American Mechanics, will present the obligation of the order to three new members at the regular meeting tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the IOOF Hall.. The business session will be in charge of Councilor Fred Betzner and refreshments will be served following the meeting.. The Westmoreland Boosters will meet with the Glassport Council for the first time after the business session. The Boosters visit with the different Councils each month to help boost attendance and to get to know other councils and members. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 7, 1956 --- Stag Dinner Set By Bowling Unit --- A stag dinner to inaugurate the 1956 season of St. Cecelia's Men's Bowling League will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel.. The bowlers will discuss the rules of the league and choose a banquet and picnic chairman. Stephen J. Fedak, president, will be in charge of the affair.. Other officers of the league are Stanley Zak, vice president; Mel Phillips, treasurer and Jack Conners, secretary. The regular season play will begin Monday at 7 p.m. at Morrow's Alleys. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1956 --- Players Feted At Dinner Here --- Members of the Glassport High School football squad were feted at a pre-season kickoff dinner last night in the Glassporter Hotel.. Merrill Granger, Daily News sports editor, was the guest speaker. He recalled the past tradition of Glassport being noted for good athletic teams.. He said that present coaches George Hays and Joe Como were two of the outstanding Glassport stars and that although a small school, Glassport always gave tough opposition to the "big ones".. Guests included Nicholas G. Siudela, Council Presidient; Burgess James E. Thomas; School board Directors Andrw Slafka, Dr. Carl P. Masch, Charles Gorun, Mrs. Irene Kass and Felix Zyra.. Others attending were Al Zyra, host for the evening, faculty manager; Joe Como and Bob LaFrankie, assistant coach; George Hays, head coach and Joseph T. Witkowski, borough tax collector. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 17, 1956 --- Reunion Scheduled by Class of 1951 --- The Glassport High School Class of 1951 will hold a reunion Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Vogue Terrace. The deadline for tickets will be Oct. 10, officers said.. Tickets may be obtained from Clara Kaltenbaugh, 943 Pennsylvania Ave.; Arlene Lapsley Saire, 415 Ohio Ave.; Lydia Montanti Rozanski, 713 Vermont Ave.; Edward Iwanowski, 402 I0wa Ave. and Richard Tomko, 833 Indiana Ave. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

January 3, 1957 --- By-Law Changes Set for Meeting --- Norman Papernick, commander of American Legion Post 443, announced today that changes will be made in the post's bylaws at a meeting Monday evening in the Legion headquarters on Monongahela Ave.. Letters have been sent out to notify all Legionnaires of the meeting by Atty. Sherman Katz, chairman of the by-laws committee.. An executive session, which all trustees are urged to attend, will take place at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting of the membership at 8 p.m. Mr. Papernick will preside.. Other activities to be discussed at the meeting will include the teachers' banquet, the past commanders' banquet, the dinner for the Glassport High School Band and its director, Arthur Quadraccia, and the dedication of the new post home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1957 --- Women's Club Library Open Here Tomorrow --- Glassport Women's Club Library will be open tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p. m. in the head quarters, located at 721 Monongahela Ave.. All due and overdue books may be returned at this session, officers said. Librarians will be Mrs. N. Rosenberg, Mrs. Robert Rankin and Mrs. Orville Hartman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 3, 1957 --- Ladies Guild Sets Plans for Social --- Plans for a social to be held Jan. 13 will be discussed at the regular meeting of the Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Church tonight at 8 o'clock in the parish hall.. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Helen Malinowski and Mrs. Harriet Janoski. New officers will assume duties, including Mrs. Helen Kantorczyk, president, Mrs. Sophie Piekut, vice president; Mrs. Janoski, secretary, and Mrs. Wanda Piekut, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Board Opens Bids at Meet --- Glassport School Directors opened and reviewed bids for the purchase of fire hose and others on landscaping at its regular meeting last night in the junior-senior high school.. No contracts were awarded. however, as the bids were referred to the building committee with power to act for the Board.. The bids on fire hose include the replacement of old hose for the various buildings in the borough school system.. Bids were also considered for the landscaping of school property surrounding the new wall recently constructed at the Third Ward School.. It was pointed out by Felix Zyra, chairman of the building committee, that shrubs and pruning are needed in that area bordering Michigan Ave., Ninth St. and Cypress Way, to protect the new wall. Solicitor Harold Skodol was authorized to draw up a contract with specifications; concerning the matter.. Mr. Zyra also told the Board that the gate has been repaired at the Second Ward School. Also at Second Ward, Harry Long, of 601 Allegheny Ave. was hired to replace Charles Gelzheiser as custodian. Mr. Gelzheiser has been off work because of illness.. The gymnasium clock which had been broken, was repaired.. Those attending the session were Directors Alva G. Nowels, president. Dr. Carl P. Masch, Frank Rommel, Charles Gorun, Julius Slafka, Mr. Zyra and Mrs. Irene Kass. Attorney Skodol and Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal and Robert Whirl. high school principal. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Office Nominations Listed by Local Club --- Nominations for the offices of president, vice president, chaplain, treasurer and three trustees, will be chosen at a meeting of the Catholic Men's Organization tonight at 8 o'clock in the CMO Hall. Mel Phillips, president, will be in charge of the business session. All members are urged to attend the nominating, after which plans for the election next week will be discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Meeting Recessed --- The meeting of American Legion Post 443 held last night in the post home for the purpose of reviewing the by-laws was recessed and will be continued Thursday at 9 p. m. Norman Papernick, commander, will be in charge of the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Cotton Bowlers End First Half of Play --- The Cotton Bowlers ended their first half of league play for the current season last night, with the Percales winding up in top position with 32 wins and 13 losses.. The mid-season banquet, sponsored by the league, will be held Monday, January 14 at the Sons of Italy Hall, Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p. m., officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Social, Card Party. Scheduled by Guild --- The Ladies Guild to Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will hold a social and card party Sunday at 8 p. m. in the parish hall, officers said today.. The co-chairmen of the affair will be Mrs. Lucy Chuia and Mrs. Mary Pociask. The public is invited to attend the social. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Rehearsals Called --- The Glassport Presbyterian Church Choirs will meet for rehearsal tomorrow. The junior choirs will practice at 6 p. m., fol- lowed by senior rehearsal at 7 p. m. William Ross is the director with Madelyn Stanton at the organ. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Licenses Available --- Miss Regina Witkowski, borough secretary, announced today that icenses for pinball and vending machines and juke boxes are available at her office. Fees are $100 for pinball machines, $15 for juke boxes and $10 for vending machines, Miss Witkowski said today. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Pair Escapes Serious Injury in Car Crash --- Two local men escaped serious injury here last night in an automobile accident on Monongahela Ave., between Harrison St. and First St. The driver, Henry E. Chronister, of 1109 Ohio Ave., Glassport, apparently lost control of his car, police said, and crashed into a utility pole, shearing it off at the base. He was treated at a borough physician's office for lacerations and bruises of the chest, hip, and knees. A passenger in the Chronister car, Walter G. Adams, address not reported, also was treated at the doctor's office for forehead and cheek injuries. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 8, 1957 --- Games Resume --- The 20/30 Bowling League will begin its second half of season play tonight at 9 o'clock in Morrow's Alleys. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1957 --- Rotary Clubs Clash in Tilt --- The Glassport Rotarians were victorious in a softball game with the host club, the Clairton Rotary, last night in Clairton Park. The Glassporters won by a score of 21 to 13.. Tom Aiken and Robert LaFrankie pitched for the winning team, while "big gun" hitter was Pete Gallo with two triples and a home run.. The game was preceded with dinner at the Pine Run Methodist Church, in Wilson district, Clairton.. Players for the Glassport unit included Mr. Aiken, Sol Darling, William Faix, Mr. Gallo, Robert Lorenzo, Owen Pecora, Norman Rosenberg, James Ryan, Frank Ciavarra, Mr. LaFrankie and Evan Richards.. The next meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 6:15 p. m. at Neidermyer's on Fallen Timber Road in the form of a "Family Night" affair. Mr. Richards is in charge of arrangements for the outing. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1957 --- Summer Athletic Programs Begin --- George Hays and George Gorun, high school athletic coaches, have started summer recreation programs for boys interested in baseball, softball and basketball. Mr. Hays is in charge of the baseball and softball project. Those interested are to meet at the Memorial Stadium daily at 1 p. m. to enroll in leagues, which will be formed. Others interested in basketball, which is under the direction of Mr. Gorun, are to meet at 6 p. m. at Third Ward School. Basketball leagues will be formed also. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 9, 1957 --- Scrap Drive Set By Reliance Hose --- Firemen of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 met last night in the fire hall to discuss plans for a scrap drive to be conducted by members July 26 and 27. Anyone desiring to have scrap picked up is to contact George Woy, of Hemlock Way, or Maynard Wallett, of 502 Wall St.. It was announced today that the firemen were unable to come. to an agreement on insurance covering the firemen and the matter was deferred until a later date. A membership committee, made up of Ken Deremer, chairman, Mr. Wallett and N. Molinari, was formed.. A new by-laws committee was also formed to bring the by-laws up to date; officers said. Members include Mr. Deremer, chairman, J. Salzman, A. Salzman, Paul Porter, A. Wilks, Mr. Woy, Mike Michalovicz, J. Gardner, C. Spallone and E. Liebel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 21, 1957 --- Area Industrialist Talks at Graduation --- "Cooperative development is one of the keynotes of building and living lives.". These were the words of Robert W. Ostermayer, president of the Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Corporation at the commencement exercises for the graduating class of 1957 at Glassport High School last night.. The ceremony was held in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school due to the inclement weather. The program was originally scheduled to be held in Memorial Stadium.. Continuing his talk to the graduates, Mr. Ostermayer said: "We must learn to work together, to develop we must create and to achieve that ability to create, we must work together." . Have to Produce.. "Even those who are not going on in education, your learning will continue as you will have to produce. No one person can run the whole show, which brings us again to the fact that we must work together to achieve a place in the world.". "However. I must sound a word of caution," he said. "There is a rumor around that human beings are entitled to security. Remember, security can come only from within.". "You must have the knowledge and ability to make progress in overcoming hardships, even though you may falter and slip backwards.". "Producing something worthwhile is a great feeling. Create big things and you will be bigger than anything you create." God Still Greater.. Mr. Ostermayer cited God as an example. "God, who created the world. is still greater than anything he created. You must also learn to cooperate with God." Religious education is highly important, he stressed.. In conclusion, the guest speaker said: "Understand man's function in the eyes of God.". The program last night included the invocation by the Rev. Robert W. Jackson, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the welcome address by the class president. Henry Carr. "1965 and Beyond" was the theme of the three top honor students, Theresa Como. Mary Ellen Long and Evelyn Kantorcyzk.. Supervising Principal Melvin J. Naser's theme was "Sail On." Mr. Naser told the graduates to "put enthusiasm into your work and put forth the energy needed to succeed in this world of responsibilty. Have faith, hope, courage and perseverance in your new endeavors, whether they be in higher education or a working career.". Robert B. Whirl, high school principal. presented the class of 1957, after which Felix Zyra, president of the School Board, handed out the diplomas. Music for the program was in charge of Arthur Quadraccia's high school band.. The Rev. Winfield Harding of the Baptist Church offered the benediction to conclude the ceremony. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1957 --- Feliz Zyra Named President of Board --- Felix Zyra was named president of the Glassport School Board, succeeding Alva G. Nowels, at a reorganization session at last night's regular meeting of the directors.. However, contrary to normal procedure, the directors apparently worked out several details of the reorganization in a secret session in the school library to which the press and Board Solicitor Harold Skodol were not invited to attend.. Upon their return to the principal's office, the regular meeting took place, Mr. Zyra was nominated and unanimously elected president of the Board. Others named.. Other officers named were:Mrs. Irene Kass as vice president succeeding Mr. Zyra, Dr. Carl P. Masch as secretary for a four year term and Charles Gorun as treasurer, succceeding Julius Slafka.. Dr. Masch has been serving the unexpired term of Frank Rommel as board secretary. Mr. Rommel, still a member of the Board, however, resigned as secretary during the past year due to an automobile accident.. Reasons why Mr. Skodol and the press were uninvited to the closed-door session were vague, but the new Board president explained that several names of doctors and dentists would be considered for school jobs, which they did not want publicized.. Dr. Rommel Suggested.. Dr. Masch announced that the present school physician, Dr. Frank Cibrik had asked not to be considered for the job at the reorganisation and he (Dr. Cibrik) suggested the Board hire Dr. Frank Rommel, son of Director Rommel, as the new school physician.. Since Dr. Rommel has not been contacted to take the job, the Board will ask him to consider it. If he accepts, Dr. Rommet will be appointed school physician.. Since four dentists have been rotating in the position of school dentist, the Board hired Dr. J. Stefik, a new dentist in the borough, to that job. Dr. stefik becomes the fifth member of the rotating plan.. Mrs. Edith Slafka was reappointed school truant officer and Eleanor Megliss was retained as office secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1957 --- Election Held By Legion Post --- Charles H. Cope, a World War II veteran and holder of a Purple heart citation, was named president of American Legion Post 443, succeeding Norman Papernick, at an election in the headquarters yesterday.. Other officers elected were Frank A. Karnask, senior vice commander; James Shirley, junior vice commander; John Pavol, chaplain; Albert Halucha, historian; Nick Martino, Anthony De Julius, Edward Case, James Gasser, Walter Mustafago, trustees.. Michael Kurka, Philip Maurer, Marcus West and Felix Zyra, executive board; Larry Manno, finance officer and Mike Gavola and Mike Letrillo, sergeants-at-arms.. The election board was made up of Joseph Kargle, Robert Schwerha. Joseph Slepecki, J. Natale and John Pavol.. Mr. Papernick, out-going commander, announced today that future plans include the dedication of new post colors and the dedication of the new post home, scheduled for late July or early August. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1957 --- High School Senior Gets Scholarship --- Dominic Antico, of 823 Ohio Avenue, will be among eight high school students to receive Washington and Jefferson College scholarships at a meeting of the W. and J. Pittsburgh Luncheon Club tomorrow at noon at the Sherwyn Hotel. The awards will be presented by J. Robert Maxwell, president of the luncheon club. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1957 --- Scrap Drive Set By Reliance Hose --- Firemen of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 met last night to discuss plans for a scrap drive to be conducted by members July 26 and 27. Anyone desiring to have scrap picked up is to contact George Woy, of Hemlock Way, or Maynard Wallett, of 502 Wall St.. It was announced today that the firemen were unable to come to an agreement on insurance covering the firemen and the matter was deferred until a later date. A membership committee, made up of Ken Deremer, chairman, Mr. Wallett and N. Molinari, was formed.. A new by-laws committee was also formed to bring the by-laws up to date, officers said. Members include Mr. Deremer, chairman, J. Salzman, A. Salzman, Mike Michalovitz, J. Gardner, C. Spallone and E. Liebel. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 2, 1957 --- Feast Committee To Meet Tonight --- There will be a meeting of the Feast of the Assumption Committee of the Glassport Sons of Italy tonight at 7:30 in the club rooms at Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave.. Reports of the finance committee and the picnic committee will be heard and final arrangements will be made for the Feast of the Assumption celebration scheduled for Aug 10 and 11.. The committee for the event is headed by A. De'Angelo, aided by J. Spagnola, co-chairman; James Iacone, secretary; Robert George, Tom Reynolds, James Borelli, Dom Borelli, G. D'Angelo, Louis Martino, Primo Mollica, Frank Molinari, Julio Ali and Nick Moranelli. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 22, 1957 --- Teachers, Students To Return to Classes --- Glassport School students will return to classes Tuesday, Sept. 3, according to Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of schools. Teachers and students will have their regular 180 day schedule ending June 5. 1958. . The teacher assignment list will be as follows: First Ward School-Grades 1 and 2, Mrs. Cristy Hodgson; Grades 3 and 9, Mrs. Anne Murphy. Second Ward School -Kindergarten, two groups at 9 a. m. and I p. m., Mrs. Lois Eierhart; Grade 1, Miss Evelyn Hough; Grade 2, Miss Gwen Shaw; Grade 3, Mrs. Leona Stevenson.. Others Assisned.. Grade 4, Mrs. Dorothy Dunst; Grade 5, Mrs. Julia Jackson; Grade 6, Miss Claire Gressler; Grade 7. Miss Mae Gearing and Mrs. Jennie Laine; Grade 8, Joseph Lapkowicz and Miss Mildred Snyder (building principal)..Third Ward School-Kindergarten, Miss Mary K. Corfront; Grade 1, Miss Ann Cairns; Grade 2, Mrs. Phyllis Small; Grade 3, Miss Violet Schlichting; Grade 4, Miss Tyni Koistinen; Grace 5, Miss Jean Carpenter; Grade 6, Miss Gwen Hough (building principal). Elementany music supervisor is Miss Kathryn Gorris.. Junior-Senior High School -- Shirley Tauberg, Room l0, girls' physical education and health; Mrs. Grace Barres, Room 11, home economics; John Roberts, Room 12, general shop; Miss Eleanor Payne, Room 13, Pennsylvania history, guidance and English; Mrs. Dorothy Edmundson, Room 20, art.. Peter Ballaban, Room 21, English; Joseph Como, Room 22, social studies; Mss Helen Robinson, Room 23, English; Michael Kurta, Room 24. history; Miss Elsie McClure, Room 30, general science and biology; Frank Ciavarra, Room 31, chemistry and physics.. Also Get Assignments.. Alphonse Pomocki, Room 32, commercial; Frank Kovacic, Room 33, math and science; Francis Mach, Room 34, commercial; Robert LaFrankie, Room 35, social studies; Anthony Piotrowski, Room 36, Latin and French; George Gorun, Room 37, math; Mrs. Helen McGogney, Room 38, English.. George Hays, gymnasium, boys' physical education and health; Myron Ghetian, library, librarian; Miss Lillian Demestichas, guidance room, guidance; Mrs. Josephine Truzell, machines room, commercial; Darwin Mihoces, machines room, commercial, Arthur Quadraccia, auditorium, high school music instructor.. Other members of the school staff are Robert E. Whirl , high school principal; Mrs. Eleanor Megliss, secretary; Mrs. Evelyn Faix, school nurse: Dr. Frank L. Rommel, school physician, Dr. Leonard Stefik, dentist and Mrs. Edith Slafka, school attendance officer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 29, 1957 --- Election of Officers Highlights Meeting --- Election of officers will highlight a meeting of the Glassport American Slovak Club Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. club rooms. Joseph Mawritz, president will be in charge.. The group will discuss the annual Christmas party. Andrew Slafka heads the committee in charge of the Yule event. He will be assisted by John Mawritz, Michael Tomko, John Ryaby, Michael Kraynak, Bill Protz and Andrew Hrehocik. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 5, 1958 --- Broom Sale Set By Service Club --- The Glassport Lions Club will begin its annual broom sale Saturday, officers said today. The fire siren will be sounded at 10 a.m. as a signal for the start of the campaign.. Assisting the members of the service club will be 60 boys from two Scout Troops , St. John's Lutheran Church and St. Cecelia's Church. Joseph Diedrich and Joseph Pensenstadler are the Scout leaders of these two units.. Several teams will canvass the borough offering house brooms, whisk brooms, ironing board covers, clothespin aprons and tea towels. All items are manufactured by the Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.. The ways and means committee is in charge of the sale. This committee includes Harvey Kill, Steve Orlando and Robert Shaw. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 5, 1958 --- Inter-Borough Play-Off Held --- The inter-borough bowling league held its first round of Shaughnessy play last right with the Wojciechowski team winning ever the Catholic Men's Organization team. The Stones won over the Radens, also.. Members of the Wojciechowski team were J. Ruszkoski, E. Katchmarik, J. Lenkus. F. Ruszkoski, A. Andrews, J. Benner, S. Worek, H. Kudla, N. Cavalier and T. Shumber.. Nick Cavalier led with a total, score of 504 and a high game of 180. Tony Shumber had 501 with a 200 high. Other high scorers were Hank Kudla with 490 and Art Andrews with 487.. The final round will be held Sunday at 7 :30 p. m. at Marino's Bowlarena between the Woji's and Tommy's Stones.. Members of the other winning team were M. Moranelli, C. D'Angelo, J. Palmiero, S. Kitas, B. James, C. Dragos, N. Bonadio, V. Heiser, M. Phillips and T. Reynolds. High scorers were Vic Heiser, Mel Phillips, Nate Bonadio and V. Moranelli. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 27, 1958 --- Prom, Cruise Slated Tonight --- "Moonlight on the Nile" will be the theme of the Glassport High School prom scheduled tonight from 8:30 to 11:30 p. m. in the gymnasium of the junior-senior high school.. The Bernard Baczkowski combo group will provide music for dancing.. A caravan of cars will leave the dance at approximately 11 a.m. for Pittsburgh, where the students will board an excursion boat for a moonlight cruise. Burgess James F. Thomas will lead the caravan to Hays, where city police will escort the group to the Wood St. wharf.. The boat will leave on the trip down to the Ohio River by 12:15 a. m. and return at 1 a. m. This project is sponsored by the Glassport Parent-Teacher Association.. Food will be served on the cruise and refreshments also will be available. The girls will receive favors donated by Borough merchants. Entertainment will include dancing and a floor show and movies will be take during the trip. This is the first event of its kind here. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 27, 1958 --- 'Train Your Mind,' Graduates Advised --- "Train your mind to think constructively, and your life's purpose will be fulfilled.". This advice was given the 1958 graduating class of Glassport High School., by Miss Genevieve Blatt, Secretary of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, at commencement exercises last night in the Memorial Stadium.. "Today we must find time to think because of life's numerous complexities," she said. "The world has grown away from peace and tranquility, which has revolutionized life everywhere.. "One thing that distinguishes man from animal is the mentality to understand and comprehend to think. If you are satisfied with everything in life you don't need to think, but if you think changes can be made and it is important to make these changes, then you must find time to think.. Stresses Needs.. "Imagine what a grave situation would result if people didn't think about the care of the mentally retarded and handicapped children in Pennsylvania," Miss Blatt continued, stressing the need for more and better institutions to handle the problem.. "The , same answer is heard - 'I don't have the time to think.' 'Let George Do It' has become the theme of most Americans today -- we are all too busy. But you simply have to take the time to think all the time.. "Your mind is really seldom blank -- train it to think constructively, and give yourself some regular time to think.. 'Life Has a Purpose'.. "Your life has a purpose -- the Lord put you here to do something where your talent fits and only you can do it. God has a plan for you -- ask his guidance," the speaker advised.. "Think about what kind of work you can do best, then think about the training you will need to do it well. In God's Providence we are never given a problem we cannot solve -- the solution is always there and assistance is there if we find the time to think," Miss Blatt concluded.. The commencement program started with the processional by the class of 1958 accompanied by the high school band, under the direction of Arthur Quadraccia, followed by the invocation by Rabbi Robert Raab, of Temple B'Nai Israel.. Top Honor Students.. Vernon Book, president of the class, gave the welcoming address and introduced the three top honor students, Patrica Ann Faix, Timothy R. McAuliffe and Karl-Heinz Frohne, who presented a discussion on "Juvenile Delinquency.". Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport Schools, paid special tribute to the late the Robert E. Whirl, who died last month. Mr. Whirl was the principal of Glassport High School. In his address, "On Your Way," Mr. Naser told the graduating seniors to always be loyal to the home, church, neighbors and friends and above all be loyal to God and keep His Commandments.. Diplomas Presented.. Miss Lillian Demestichas, acting high school principal, presented the graduates and Felix P. Zyra, president of the School Board, made the presentation of diplomas. The program closed with the benediction by the Rev. William H. Popa pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, and the recessional by the seniors.. Special awards to the graduates were as follows: Patricia Faix -- scholastic award; Mary Ann Kill, activities award; Charles Widel, athletic award, Tim McAuliffe -- science award and national Merit Scholarship; Marian Laver, Yteens scholarship: Barbara Dimitroff, social studies award; Pat Faix, Woman's Club award; and Bonnie Grove, Glassport Teachers Association Scholarship. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 27, 1958 ---Annual Picnic Listed Tomorrow --- Students of Glassport schools will throng to Kennywood Park tomorrow for the annual school picnic. The park will open at 11 a. m. Free features are scheduled at 4:30 and 9:30 p. m. on the Lagoon stage.. Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the schools, said today that six street cars have been assigned to transport the students and parents to the park. Three trolleys will leave Ninth St. at 10 a. m. and two will leave Fifth St. at 10:30 a. m., while another street car will leave from Third St and Monongahela Ave. and Harrison St. and Monongahela Ave. at 11 a. m.. Two cars will leave from Kennywood at 9 p. m. for the return trip. Transportation tickets have bees distributed to all the students. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 29, 1958 --- Anniversary Set By Slovak Club --- The Glassport American Slovak Club will celebrate its sixth anniversary Sunday afternoon at the club rooms at 423 Monongahela Ave.. All officers of the organization are asked to report at 1 p. m. for a special session prior to the regular meeting of the membership scheduled for 2 p. m.. John Ryaby, president of the club, will preside at the business session to be followed by luncheon and refreshments, officers said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 29, 1958 --- Garbett to Speak At Band Dinner --- Edward W. Garbett, manager of Progressive Music Inc., will be the guest speaker at a banquet honoring seniors of the Glassport High School Band today at 6 p. m. in the Legion dining room.. The dinner, sponsored by American Legion Post 443, is an annual event designed to honor the graduating bandsmen and their director, Arthur Quadraccia, post officials said.. Master of ceremonies for the program will be Felix Zyra, a member of the post and president of the Glassport School Board, while Michael Kurka is general chairman of the dinner event. Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the schools, will attend as a guest. The dinner is open to the public. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 29, 1958 --- Pool Date Changed --- Councilman Charles Kurta, chairman of the Swimming Pool Committee, announced today that the pool will not open Memorial Day as scheduled. No reason was given for the change in plans except that borough officials have decided to wait until June 6, when school students begin summer vacation, to officially open the pool for the season. Classes will end June 5. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1958 --- New Officers Seated Here --- New officers of the Glassport Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 1185, and its Ladies Auxiliary were seated at a joint installation ceremony in the lodge all on Allegheny Ave.. Those named to lodge posts were Arthur Mayou, worthy past president; Sam Vognovich, worthy president; Edward Przywarty, secretary; Stanley Kwitkowski, treasurer; Carl Przywarty, Leonard Pryzwarty and George Lelmer, trustees.. Albert Pasinski, chaplain; Anthony Smith, inside guard, and Francis Przywarty, conductor. The installation officer was George A. Germak, a past officer of the lodge.. Idella Eicher and Margaret Wagner, asked presidents of the Ladies Auxiliary, installed the auxiliary officers, including Sadie Demler, past president; Louise Magill, president; Hilda Przywarty, vice president; Margaret Palmer, treasurer; Eddie Shultz, secretary, and Idella Eicher, Smila Byerly and Arlene Humanic, trustees.. Committees for the new year for the men's unit are headed by the following members: auditing, Joseph Spanbauer; chairman of the board of directors, Carl Przywarty; entertainment, Carl Przywarty; finance, Stanley Kwitkowski; legislature, Jack Tragesser, publicity and reserve membership, George Germak; patron Eagles, Sam Vignovich; security, George Delmer, and steering, Charles Coulson.. A special officers' meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. with Mr. Vignovich presiding at the business session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1958 --- Graduation Program Set for Kindergarten --- Graduation exercises will be held for the students of the Third Ward Kindergarten Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school.. Miss Mary Kathryn Corfont, kindergarten teacher, will be in charge of the program when 63 youngsters will be given diplomas. The program will include an operetta, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", songs and recitations. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1958 --- Eighth Grade Program Set --- The eighth grade class of Second Ward School will participate in a program tonight at 7:30 in the auditorium of the junior-senior high school.. The class choral group will saying "I Want to Be Ready," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "Down in the Valley," "Green Grow the Lilacs" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic.". The girls chorus will offer "I Believe" and "All in the Golden Afternoon," followed by two dances, the Virginia Reel and the Cha-Cha. The students have prepared a class will and a class prophecy, which will be read. Miss Mildred Snyder is principal of Second Ward School.. The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 will present awards to the two outstanding members of the eighth grade class. The girls will take part in a fashion show to include the program.. The seventh and eighth graders will attend a dance in the gymnasium following the program. Luncheon, prepared by the parents of the students, will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 20, 1958 --- Committees Set for Rally --- Joseph T. Witkowski, chairman of the Glassport Democratic Organization and general chairman of the rally scheduled Friday night, today announced committees for the event.. The rally will begin at 8 p.m. in the CIO Union Hall at 528 Monongahela Ave. Full rally activities will be delayed 15 minutes to allow some to attend Friday church services.. After the speakers program, luncheon and refreshments will be served. All residents are requested to attend. Committees are as follows: Speakers - John P. Hester, Regina Witkowski, Irene Kass, Louis Jackson, David Herlehy, Felix Zyra, William James, T. Barrett McAuliffe and William Campea.. Publicity - Nicholas G. Siudela, Helen Kuzio, Rita Mae Pasinski, Anna Wible, Alva G. Nowels, Joseph Pensenstadler, James Tomedolsky and Sam Vignovich.. Donations - Joseph Zeleznik, Charles Gorun, Walter Cross, John Deliman, Louis Cross, Edward Smith, Andrew Grimm, John Labon, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Michael Ladzun, John Mehalcik and John Sydeski.. Reception - Burgess James E. Thomas, Stephen Marcus, Elizabeth Stinner, Sadie Wolf, Edith Goshio, Julius Slafka, Angus Hanley, Dr. Carl P. Masch and Joseph Mawritz.. Refreshments - Andrew Slafka, Peter Goshio, Stella Mularski, Catherine Carival, Helen Nestor, Bertha Kunz, Eleanor Megliss, Edith Slafka, Levina Randolph, Stanley Ejchost, Donald Tacik, Edward Oreynak, Frank Rommel and Robert Marcus.. Safety and Parking - Frank Tacik, Clarence Urbanski, John Smith Jr., Charles Kurta, James Wilson, Ralph Mularski, George Harff, Frank Porto, Walter Klimek, Lloyd Greinert, Sam Tarli, Michael Kraynak, Robert Kurta and Lawrence Oley. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1958 --- Pig Roast Set By Slovak Club --- The Glassport American Slovak Club will sponsor a pig roast Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. club rooms for members and friends.. Tickets are available from Andrew Slafka, Joseph Mawritz, John Ryaby, Michael Kraynak, Gus Maceyko and John Mawritz.. The committee in charge of arrangements will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. to complete plans for the event. The reception committee includes John Oley, Michael Protz, Bill Protz, Emil Oreynak, Andy Dulina, Sam Kokayko, John Kastan, James Thomas and Michael Rusnak. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 17, 1958 --- League to Open Season Friday --- The morra league of the Glassport Sons of Italy will meet Friday at 8 p.m. for its first session of the season. Teams were selected at a weekend meeting of the league. Members include: Cards -- F. Moranelli, P. Latin, Ernie Paoletti, Joe Zolton and Bill Quintano; Rams -- John Martino, Art Carli, Nick Moranelli, Charles D' Angelo and John Sydeski... Lions -- Joe Schneltzer, Julio Ali, Nick Consoli, John Digiacomo and John Trunzo; Steelers -- D. Borelli, Fiore DeJulius, Jim Martino, Joe Carli, George Miller and John D' Angelo, and Bears -- N. sinatra, Fiore DeJulius Sr. , F. Angelo, S. Sydeski, John Saires and F. Conley.. Mr. Borelli was selected president of the league, while Mr. DeJulius will serve as secretary-treasurer. Directors include Mr. Paoletti, Mr. Miller and Mr. Angelo. Refreshements will be served after the opening games. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 26, 1959 --- Legion Post Reveals Slate --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 nominated new officers for 1959-60 at a meeting last night in the post home. The following slate of leaders was named at the session: Commander, Carl Metz and Norman Papernick; senior vice commander, Walter Shultz and Marcus West; junior vice commander, William Stolarek; judge advocate, Frank Karnash; historian, James Shirley; chaplain, John Pavol; finance officer, Fiore DeJulius.. Trustees, Jim Hodges, John Schmotzer, Robert Metz, William Halavats and Albert Halucha; executive board, John Zeik, Michael Kurka, John Piekut, Liguori Conley, Frank Lawrence, Charles Solomon and Arthur Mayou.. County delegates, Charles Cope, Philip Mauer, Joseph Zeik, Fiore DeJulius and Carl Metz; state delegates, Walter Shultz, Brownie Piekut and Mike Petrillo, and sergeant-and-arms, Mike Govola and Charles Putka.. Election of officers will be Monday, June 15, and the next regular meeting is scheduled Monday, June 1. All members are requested to support the candidates of their choice. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1959 --- Commencement Held In School Stadium --- Dr. Jack Birch, professor of education and chairman of the Department of Special Education at the University of Pittsburgh, a tribute to great people in a talk to the graduating class of Glassport High School last night.. The commencement exercises were held in Memorial Stadium and were attended by a crowd of approximately 2, 500 people.. In a talk entitled "Great People," Dr. Birch, the graduate of Glassport High School in 1933, cited Dr. Albert Einstein and the work of such notable Americans as Helen Keller. "A great person is the finest possible earthly assurance of achievement," he said.. 'Do Not Hesitate'.. "Do not hesitate to measure your life against these great men -- understand them, appreciate them and give them great reverence," the speaker added.. Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of the Glassport Schools, told the seniors "you need clear vision, hope, faith, courage, enthusiasm, perseverance, gratitude and the right attitude to drive you forward to your definite life's goal.". "Give to the world the bench to have and the best will come back to you," Mr. Naser said.. The commencement exercises began with a processional by the Class of 1959 accompanied by the high school band. The Rev. J. Earl Reed, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, offered the invocation, followed by the welcoming address by William Sorg, president of the senior class.. General Theme.. "Our Hope: A Better Life" was the general theme of speeches by the three top honors students. Patricia Labisak discussed "To Seek Knowledge"; Gloria Dimarco spoke on the theme "To Preserve the American Way" and Lawrence Bennett's topic was "To Find Happiness.". Based election by the Glassport High School Band, under the direction of Arthur Quadraccia, featured John Brysh as soloist. After the main address by Mr. Naser and Dr. Birch, the class diplomas and awards were presented.. This portion of the program was in charge of Miss Lillian Demestichas, principal of the high school; Dr. Michael Radvansky, assistant supervising principal and Charles Gorun, president of the School Board.. Awards Presented.. Awards were as follows: Kitty DeFelice, Y-Teen award; Harry Sutman, sports award; Gloria DiMarco, Glassport Teachers Association Scholarship And Glassport Women's Club award; Pat Labisak, scholarship award; Carol Mastrovich, activities toward; Eileen Sitko, DAR award; David Ginevan, University of Pittsburgh Scholarship; Sally Shaw, merit scholarship to Montifiore School of Nursing; John Brysh, music scholarship to Syracuse University, and Lawrence Bennett and Daria Manzlak, social studies achievement award.. The Glassport Parent-Teacher Association presented gifts to the three top honor graduates to complete the program Benediction was by the Rev. Peter M. Kreta and recessional was played by the high school band. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1959 --- Little League Opens Season Here Today --- The Glassport Little League season will open tonight when the Pirate team needs the Cubs at 6:15 PM in the Memorial Stadium.. Though he consists of five teams this year -- the Cubs, sponsored by Copperweld local 1407; the Pirates, sponsored by the Merchants; the Dodgers, sponsored by the Sons of Italy the Braves, sponsored by the Polish National Alliance, and the Giants, sponsored by the Otto Athletic Association.. The Dodgers will meet the Braves in a game tomorrow evening and the Cubs play the Giants Friday night. All games are played in the stadium beginning at 6:15 PM. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1959 --- Women to Gather --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Glassport Sons of Italy will gather tonight at 7:30 in the club rooms, Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. Mrs. Jane Drogoski will preside at the business session. Hostesses will be Mrs. Hilda Przywarty and Mrs. Elizabeth Truby. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 28, 1959 --- Cub Pack Honors Retiring Member --- Cub Pack 52 last night held a party in honor of Mrs. Jean Evans, who is leaving the Scouts after many years of service. The event to place in the Scout Rooms of St. Cecilia's Church.. Plans were announced for a cookout to be held June 24 and a family basket picnic, slated for Aug. 2. The committee for both events includes Frank Chandler, Ed Borkowski and Steve Oley.. Tentative arrangements were made for the boat ride in July. The Scouts plan to cruise on the pleasure craft "Gateway Clipper." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 28, 1959 --- Birthday Party Held for Three-Year-Old--- The third birthday of Andrea Lee Cherepko was celebrated with a party held yesterday by her grandmother, Mrs. Dom Borelli, in the home of Mrs. Anthony Borelli. Children attending were: Toni, Mickey and Nicky Nicomatti, Nicky borelli, Marian and Tony Barbara, Lisa and Rusty Grice, Charmaine and Helen Lutkus, David Minnick, Mandy Ryaby, Loretta Wirbicky, Carol Volk, Marcia Williams, Philip Lucas, Debbie, Sue, Cheryl Ann and Chucky Austin and C. Ross.. Games were played and refreshments were served by Mrs. John Lucas, Miss Dorothy Prybula, Mrs. Tootsie Nicomatti and Mrs. Gloria Olson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 13, 1959 --- Committees Named For Sunday Outing --- Joseph T. Witkowski, general chairman, and Burgess James E. Thomas, co-chairman, today announced committees in charge of the annual corn roast sponsored by the Glassport Democratic Organization Sunday at Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall on Allegheny Ave.. Members of the various committees are as follows: Tickets -- Miss Regina Witkowski, Mrs. Irene Kass and Mrs. Theresa Young; publicity -- Nicholas G. Siudela, William James and T. Barrett McAuliffe; reception -- Mr. witkowski, Burgess Thomas, Stephen Marcus, Julius Slafka, Frank Rommel, Dr. Carl Masch, Alva G. Nowels, John P. Hester and H. I. Hoffman.. Others Named --- Service -- Andrew Slafka, George Goshio, Joseph Zeleznik, Felix Zyra, Charles Gorun, Sam Vignovich, Stanley Ejchost, John Deliman, Joseph Mawritz, William Campea, Robert Marcus, Charles Kurta, Joseph Pensenstadler, James Tomedolsky, Angus Hanley, Walter Cross, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Walter Szpanka Jr. and Raymond Cegelski.. Property -- Walter Cross, Lewis Cross, Andrew Grimm, John Labon, Joseph Krol, Leo Melcarski, Frank Kwolek, Stanley Mazurkiewicz, John Klotz, Bernard Kuzio, Joseph Carli, Edward Uziel, Nick Tomasello, Richard Muse, John Mehalcik, John Zidick, Toiva Ranta, George Ladzun, William Krill and John Skolski.. Safety and parking -- Clarence Urbanski, Ralph Mularski, Frank Porto, Walter Klimek, Sam Tarli, Michael Kraynak, Lloyd Greinert, Robert Kurta, John Smith Jr., George Harff, James Iacone and Lawrence Oley.. Also Assigned --- Refreshments -- Helen Kuzio, Sadie Wolf, Stella Mularski, Catherine Carnival, Helen Nestor, Anna Wible, Elizabeth Stiner, Edith Slafka, eleanor Meglis, Bertha Kunz, and Rita Mae Israel.. Corn committee -- Frank Tacik, Edward Smith, Edward Oreynak, chester Jesienowski, Emil Oreynak, Arthur Salzmann, George Evanovich, James Hohl, Onufry Siudela, MichaelLadzun, Joseph Tomedolskey, donald Tacik, Thomas Quinn, William West, John Mazurkiewitz, John Sydeski and Harry Long.. Dance committee -- Miss Marian Ladzun, David J. Herlehy, John Ryaby, Max Golembiewski and donald Hartmann.. corn will be served beginning at 2 p.m., while dancing to the Starlighters Orchestra will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any member of the Democratic Organization. The public may attend the outing. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 3, 1959 --- Bowling League To Begin Season --- The Merry Makers Bowling League will begin its season Sunday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. at Morrow's Alleys. Officers for the 1959-60 season are Mrs. Mary Florko, president; Mrs. Ann Turek, secretary and Mrs Ann Kraynak, treasurer.. Teams are as follows with captains listed first: Parrots -- H. Mihalek, M. Florko, C. Uziel and K. Labisak; Wrens -- B. Magyar, P. Zarski, B. Rusnak, O. Trochek and R. Sturmis; Robins -- I. Galeza, K. Tuday, I. Uziel, M. Disego and A. Gurall; and Cardinals -- M. Lindahl, a Turek, M. Kraynak and M. Golembiewski. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 24, 1959 --- Y-Teen Heads Installed Here --- Officers for the 1959-60 were installed at the first fall meeting of the Glassport Y-Teens last night in the junior-senior high school.. Sandy Bumbarger will head the group, while other officers seated during an installation ceremony written by Eileen Raden are Carol McMahon, vice president; Michelle Smith, secretary, and Donna Carlson, treasurer.. The ceremony was conducted by Miss Joy Johnson, assisted by Miss Helen Robinson, club advisor.. An outline of the year's activities was presented and the new Y-Teen cabinet was introduced to the membership. Members of the club cabinet are: Program -- Nancy Eicher; publicity -- Sandy Carns; service -- Laraine Ercole; worship -- Diane Morgan; scrapbook -- Kathy Pensenstadler; ways and means -- Andrea Mayher; music -- Bonnie Stoken; social - Sara Heath; world fellowship -- Rosemary Trombetta; inter-club council -- Veronica Antico, and Y-Teen committee -- Geri Hornfeck and Eileen Raden.. Refreshments were served by the cabinet to conclude the evenings activities. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 29, 1959 --- Prizes Given at Pack Party --- Prizes for costumes were awarded at a Halloween party sponsored by Cub Pack 52 of St. Cecilia's Church last night in the scout headquarters of the church.. Cubs who received prizes were: Alvin Zak, the prettiest; Jimmy Sklencar, the funniest; William Krills, best character, and Kenneth Michaels, most original.. In the small girl's category, Della Krills was judged the prettiest and Roberta Niemczyk, the funniest. Prizes for small boys went to Joey Borkowski, prettiest and Russell Mingo, the funniest. Mrs. Richard Bitulla was judged the best dressed adult.. Six new members were registered into the cub pack.. Den mothers for the next regular meeting, Nov. 25, will be Mrs. William Krills, Den 1; Mrs. William Przywarty, Den 2; Mrs. Phillip Tomasello, Den 3; Mrs. Bitullo, Den 4, and Mrs. Frances Bradley, Den 5. Webelos directors are Frank Chandler and Stephen Oley. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

October 29, 1959 --- Rebekahs Schedule Meetings Tomorrow --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall with Mrs. dorothy Kirkwood, noble grand, in charge of the business session.. The degree team, under the direction of Mrs. Alice Dudley, will meet after the business meeting to practice for Rally Day, scheduled Nov. 7. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 14, 1959 --- Eight Invested In Brownie Troop --- Eight girls were invested into Brownie Troop 1203 during ceremonies yesterday in First Presbyterian Church.. Mrs. Betty Salzmann, troop leader, and Mrs Margaret See, assistant, invested the following girls: Mary Jane Kuffner, Norma Jean Peck, Patricia See, Dolores Vranka, Theresa Vranka, Elizabeth Charney, Martha Topoleski and Linda Withers.. A flag ceremony and a dramatization of "The Brownie Story" preceded the investure service. Performers in the play were: Cindy Davis, Linda Dennison, Cindy Kasmaric, Kathleen Marsico, Doris Halavats, Linda Murawsky, cindy Hickey, Nancy Rankin, Michelle Trunzo and Patty Papernick. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

February 3, 1960 --- Directors Board To Be Installed --- A new board of directors for the Catholic Men's Organization will be installed at ceremonies in the Monongahela Ave. club rooms. Gifts will be presented to outgoing officers and a buffet lunch will be served.. Outgoing officers include John Lisi, president; Robert Bruni, vice president; Michael Hrehocik, secretary-treasurer; Michael Kramer, Eugene Pitkins, Ralph Farmerie, Stanley Worek, Leonard Kaufmann and Joseph Lovasic, trustees.. The new board of directors will include Mr. Lisi, Nate Bonadio, Paul Trunzo, Stephen Fedak, Mr. Hrehocik, Mr. Farmerie, Ed Valencik, John Deliman, Mr. Kramer, Stan Zebroski, Vic Meisl, William Bradley and Mel Philips. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 24, 1960 --- Lions Club Fetes Basketball Team --- Seven senior lettermen of Glassport High School basketball team were feted by the Glassport Lions Club with a dinner and the presentation of white varsity sweaters.. Awards went to Arte Zeleznik, Steve Frobouck, Tom Suda, Leon Zaleski, Ken Zebroski, Henry Swantak and the team manager, Steve Matta. The team this year racked up 10 wins and 4 losses to place second in Section 13 play. Their season mark was 17-7.. Dr. Michael Radvansky, assistant supervising principal of Glassport Schools and George Gorun, basketball head coach, spoke to the group, commending the team on its fine record for the year... Daily News, McKeesport, PA

July 19, 1960 --- Church Class Lists Picnic --- The Annie Gillie Bible Class of Glassport First Methodist Church will sponsor a picnic for members and their families Thursday at Rainbow Gardens. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.. The class meets the third Thursday of each month and new officers selected for 1960-61 are: Mrs. Bertha Stokes, president; Mrs. Margaret Lust, vice president; Miss Violet Schlichting, secretary, and Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, treasurer. Mrs. Snyder is also teacher of the class.. Committees for the new year, named by Mrs. Stokes, are as follows: banquet -- Mrs. Gladys Easton, Mrs. Leona Stevenson, Mrs. Myrtle Shupe, Mrs. Evelyn Snyder and Mrs. Margaret Lust.. Program -- Mrs. Catherine Cappel, Miss Violet Schlichting, Mrs. Clarabelle Galloway and Mrs. Edith Dannenhauer; visiting -- Mrs. Mary Evans, Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer and Mrs. Lila Aiken; cards -- Mrs. Alice Dudley and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, and publicity -- Mrs. Miller.. There will be no meetings during August. Hostesses for the September session are Mrs. Cappel and Mrs. Lust. Mrs. Selina Kikwood will lead devotions. Daily News, McKeesport, PA

August 5, 1960 --- Math Teacher Needed Here --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principle of Glassport Schools, today announced placement of five teachers in the school system and the need for one more instructor to complete the teaching roster.. Joseph Pavlischek will replace Miss Arlene Bertoty as a commercial teacher in the junior-senior high school. Miss Betty Churey has been replaced by Beverly Fitzpatrick, of Pleasant Hills, as girl's physical education teacher.. Upon the School board's approval Leonard D. Malon will be hired to take over the Problems of Democracy course at the high school. This course had been taught by Robert LaFrankie, who recently was named high school principal.. Andrew Marcinko, who left Glassport to accept a teaching position at Bethel, will be replaced by Werner A. Boes as chemistry and physics teacher. Mrs. Ann Williams will assume duties as fifth grade teacher in the Second Ward School, which was left vacant by retirement of Mrs. Julia Jackson.. Mr. Naser is still seeking a mathematics instructor for the high school, a post left vacant by the resignation of Thomas Wozorek who went to Ohio. The board two weeks ago hired Ronald Fasiska for the job but the county office would not issue an emergency certificate to Mr. Fasiska. The job includes Algebra I and general math.. The supervising principal is hoping to fill the vacancy before the opening of school, Sept. 1. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1960 --- Library Given Three Volumes --- Glassport Community Library officials announced today three books have been donated to the memory of David Coslov. The new volumes, entitled "Armada," "Queen Mary," and "Triumph of Surgery," will be on the shelves this week.. The library will be open Wednesday afternoon and evening. Workers from 2 to 4 p.m. will be Mrs. Grace Shuster, Mrs. Mildred Rankin, Mrs. Margaret Repine and Mrs. Ruth McAuliffe.. Librarians from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will include Mrs. Gwen Hough, Mrs. Lois Eierhart, Mrs. Jeannette Miller and Mrs. Hazel Levinson. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1960 --- Distribution Set --- Distribution and registration for government surplus food will take place tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the C.I.O. Union Hall, Monongahela Ave. The project, sponsored by Local 1306, is in charge of Ed Bowen and Steve Mordecki, co-chairmen. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 5, 1960 --- Women to Gather --- Regular meeting of Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443 will be tomorrow at 8 p.m in the post home with Mrs. Helen Kontros, president, in charge of the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 12, 1960 --- Outing Attended By Rotary Clubs --- Glassport Rotary Club held a joint meeting with the Elizabeth Club at a catered dinner last night at Happy Holiday Picnic grounds on Route 48.. Volleyball, softball and horseshoes were played. The Glassport club will hold a family picnic next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Niedmeyer Farm. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 12, 1960 --- Women to Meet - The Ladies Auxilliary of Glassport Aerie No. 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will meet at 8 p.m. today with Katherine Wilson, president, in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 12, 1960 --- Celebration Set By Sons of Italy --- Sons of Italy Lodge 941 has disclosed plans for a two day celebration marking the Feast of the Assumption.. The annual observance will get underway at 6 p.m. tomorrow, with a parade through the business district and a wreath-laying ceremony at the community honor roll.. Members will assemble at the clubrooms Sunday morning and then proceed to St. Cecelia's Church for the 9:45 mass.. Edward George will direct the Sons of Italy band in a concert Sunday at the lodge hall. Celebration will be climaxed with a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the stadium.. Committee arranging the observance is as follows: Chuck D'Angelo, chairman; John Iacone, secretary, and Tom Reynolds, Louis Campano, Nick Noranelli, L. Martino, John Palmerio, Bob George, Don Borelli, Bill Quintana, Frank DiJulius, John Molinari, Frank Natale and Tony DeVito. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 12, 1960 --- Firemen Meet --- Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in Citizens Hose Com. Hall. Attilio Carrabotta will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Council Considering Street Improvements --- Glassport Borough Council is considering bids on the paving of Harrison St. from Monongahela Ave. to the river and the resurfacing of Peach Alley.. Bidd were received from five construction firms at the regular meeting of Council last night in the Borough Bldg. All were read and referred to the Borough Engineer Alex Hutchison for tabulation and a report back to Council.. Cratty Construction Co. bid $8,727.50 on the Harrison St. job and $4,220 on the resurfacing of Peach Alley. Trumble Construction Co. submitted a bid of $4,004 on the alley project but did not bid on Harrison St.. George Paoletti bid $7,637.50 on the paving of Harrison St. but submitted no bid on Peach Alley. Lampl Construction Co. did not bid on the Harrison St. project but offered to do the Peach Alley surfacing for $3,798. Edward McGrady and Son bid $7,962.25 on Harrison St. but did not bid on the other project.. Work Proposal.. In other councilmanic action last night, Councilman Edward Novak requested consideration of a five-day work schedule for employees of the sanitation department, of which he is the head.. He told Council, the five-day work schedule is "feasible" and would not cost the borough any additional wages.. Mr. Novak suggested that the plan be tried for one month. He was authorized to prepare a work schedule for council to study. The plan is expected to be tried Sept. 1. Council granted a permit to Thomas Urbanski to construct a new building at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Broadway. Although the area is zoned residential, that particular property would remain commercial because it always has been a commercial site, even before the residential zoning ordinance was put into effect some years ago.. Milk Price Stand.. It was explained that the zoning of that particular property would not have to be considered because of the wording of the original ordinance.. Council passed a resolution opposing any increase in the price of milk to the consumers. Copies of the resolution will be sent to the State Milk Control Commission and to members of the House of Representatives and the state senator of this Senatorial District, with the request that they exert every effort to hold the price of milk.. Another resolution was passed in support of the forand Bill, a bill to provide insurance against the cost of hospital nursing home and surgical service for the aged.. In supporting the Forland Bill, Coucil urged its speedy enactment.. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Journey Set --- A pilgramage to Mount St. Macrena in Uniontown has been scheduled for Labor Day, Sept. 5. Those desiring to attend may obtain bus transportation by contacting Mrs. George Dobos, 939 Vermont Ave. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Passes Available --- Regular pass holders may obtain season tickets for Glassport High School football games at the office of the principal in junior-senior high school any day this week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The season passes will go on sale to the general public next week, according to school authorities. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Banquet Group Meets Tonight --- A special committee planning a banquet to honor the Glassport American Legion baseball team will meet tonight at 9 o'clock in the post home.. The event is scheduled Sept. 10 at the post headquarters Several members of the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to attend the dinner, and Joseph M. Gaydos will serve as toastmaster. Principal speaker will be Judge Samuel A. Weiss.. The committee includes Carl Metz, commander, Albert Halucha, Joseph Kargle, Arthur Mayou, Michael Kontros, Steve Zurenda. Walter Mains, Tony Kastan and Laura Govola. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Lodge to Meet --- Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge will meet tonight at 7:30 in the club rooms, Sixth St. and Allegheny Ave. Tom Reynolds will preside at the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Rehearsals Called --- Glassport Presbyterian Church choir will meet tomorrow evening under the direction of Richard Hiller with Mrs. Madelyn Stanton as organist. The juniors will practice at 6:30 p.m. followed by a senior rehearsal at 7:30. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Event Scheduled --- A pre-season covered dish will be held by Starlettes bowling League Sunday at 3 p.m. at Renziehausen Park. The tables are located around the tennis area. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 16, 1960 --- Special Meeting --- Anthony Shumber, cubmaster of cub Scout Pack 52, St. Cecolia's Church, has called a special meeting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the scout rooms of the church. Purpose of the session is to discuss plans for a family picnic. All parents and adult leaders are urged to attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 17, 1960 --- Legion Unit Accepts Special Presentation --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 Auxiliary officially accepted the Joseph H. Thompson Memorial Membership Trophy, for securing the highest number of new members in the state, during its regular meeting last night in the post home.. Mrs. Helen Kontros, president of the auxiliary and Mrs. Rose Halucha, membership chairman, reported on the state convention held July 20 to 23 in Philadelphia.. It was announced at the convention that the Glassport unit had secured the most new members of any auxiliary in the state, but official presentation of the trophy came last night. The trophy was given to the group by the by the Legion Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania.. Department Citation.. It was also announced the unit received a department citation for unit activities such as the department president's personal award for the greatest numerical increase over 1960 and for organizing the junior auxiliary, which doubled its 1959 membership.. Final plans were discussed for the hospital party to be held at the Aspinwall Veterans Hospital Saturday. Members who wish to donate cookies or make the hospital trip are requested to contact the president, Mrs. Kontros.. Special precautionary mittens are being made to be presented at the social event.. Installation Set.. Final arrangements were discussed for the installation of officers Sept. 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the post home. Refreshments and dancing will follow.. It was announced that the installation of officers for the junior auxiliary and initiation of all new members will be held at a covered dish dinner set Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the post home.. Hostesses for last night's event were Mrs. Winifred Ciprianni, Mrs. Roena Mular and Mrs. Kitty Wilson. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 17, 1960 --- Family Picnic Held By Local Rotarians --- Glassport Rotary Club held a family picnic last night at Neidermyer's on Fallen Timper Road. After a catered buffet, the families gathered for group singing.. Officers announced that a Civil Defense bomb shelter will be on display at Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. CD officials will be on hand to explain the shelter to the public. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 17, 1960 --- League to Meet --- The Mixed Bowling League of the Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the post home. The season will start officially Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Marino's Alleys. The public is asked to join the league and those interested are to attend the meeting. Refreshments will be served, officers said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- New Principal Speaks to Club --- Robert LaFrankie, newly appointed principal of Glassport Junior-Senior High School, addressed a meeting of the Lions Club last night at Paule's Lookout.. He stated that the "classroom is the arena in the war of Democracy vs. Communism is fought" and outlined an energetic ten-point program for the coming term.. (1.) Improving school morale; (2) creating a student council; (3.) activating a committee for periodic review of the school curriculum; (4.) evaluating and accrediting the school in line with the Middle Atlantic States standards; (5.)substituting an activities period for one of the studies period;. (6.) Initiating a program for American Education Week; (7.) initiating a career night in which local business and professional people would provide first-hand vocational guidance to the students; (8.) fostering interest in additional federal aid to education; (9.)adding student teachers to the staff so that their merits may be evaluated before they are hired as full-time teachers, and (10.) creating a good public relations program.. Mr. LaFrankie added that he may request the School Board to ban students from driving to school. In addition, sports will not be de-emphasized, he said, but educational persuits will be emphasized more strongly.. Joseph Captain presided at the business session and Felix Zyra and Ed Wojciechowski were chairmen of the program. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- Missing! --- Wallace Mundell of Greensburg reported to Glassport Police yesterday that a skin diver's tank was lost, stolen or picked up by mistake at the river bank two weekends ago when a Versailles man drowned in the Monongahela River near Harrison St.. He explained to police that the tank is necessary equipment for the Greensburg skin diving unit and would appreciate their cooperation in locating it. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- Rotary Hears CD Speaker --- A civil defense program highlighted the meeting at Glassport Rotary Club last night in the Presbyterian Church. George Sholtis presided at the business session.. Guests included Police Chief Clarence Urbanski, Auxiliary Police Chief James Iacone, who also is chairman of CD in the borough, and George "Bud" Harff, fire chief. William Faix, program chairmen for the evening, introduced John Sullivan, Allegheny County Civil Defense director, who addressed the club members.. "Bomb shelters and civil defense are capable defenses against atomic, chemical and biological warfare." he said.. He stressed that shelters "are designed not just as a safeguard against all kinds of warfare but are a safeguard against any disaster which may hit a community.". Mr. Sullivan pointed out that the federal government operates through civil defense in an emergency.. Next Tuesday's dinner meeting will be held at the home of Mr. Faix on Route 885 at 6:15 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- Little League Wins Away Game --- Glassport Little League won its first tournament game with Bridgeville by a score of 8 to 4 last night at Bridgeville. The host team is sponsored by the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club.. Winning hurler for last night's tournament game was Mike Stulack.. An exhibition tilt is scheduled tonight at theSecond St. field when a team from Smock will be guests of the Glassport Little Leaguers. Refreshments will be served after the game.. The team will again play Bridgeville Saturday at 1 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- Philo Christo Class Cards Covered Dish --- The Philo Christo Class of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church will sponsor a covered dish dinner tomorrow at Rainbow Gardens. Members and guests will leave by car from the church at 6 p.m.. Those planning to attend are requested to bring their own table service. Mrs. Bernice McClelland will lead devotions after the dinner session and a short business meeting is planned. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- NOTICE! --- Because of the illness for which I am now in the McKeesport Hospital, I would appreciate all my customers and friends continuing to patronize my market -- ALPERN'S MARKET -- 529 Monongahela Ave., Glassport. I have always tried do do my best for all customers. My market is now managed by Mr. Earl Myers, an experienced butcher and market supervisor. Thank You. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- New Schedule To Start Soon --- Glassport Borough officials today reminded residents that the new schedule for garbage pick-up announced last Friday is in addition to the regular pickup scheduled which currently is being used.. Councilman Edward Novak, chairman of the sanitation department, announced the new collection schedule will go into effect Sept. 1 when employees of that department will go on a five-day week for a one-month trial basis.. The Monday and Thursday pickups will remain the same as they are now, but the following new schedule will prevail for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, in addition to the current schedule: Tuesday -- Spruce Alley, from Seventh St. to Broadway; Wednesday -- Spruce Alley from Wall St. to Broadway, Elm St. and Minnesota Ave., Delaware Ave., from Broadway to Wall St. and Wall and Bridge Sts.. Friday -- Detroit Hollow, Peach Alley from Seventh to Ninth St.; Delaware Ave. from Eighth St. to Broadway; Ninth St. from Delaware to Indiana Ave., Eighth St. from Indiana Ave. to Peach Alley; Indiana Ave. from Bridge St. Maryland Ave. from Pacific to Seventh St. and Maryland Ave. from Seventh to Eighth St.. There will be no more Saturday pickups, Mr. Novak said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 24, 1960 --- Registration Set --- Joseph T. witkowski, chairman of the Glassport Democratic Organization, today reminded residents that registration for new voters will be Monday from noon to 9 p.m. at the Borough Bldg. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Post Office Plans Okayed --- Glassport Post Office soon will be replaced with new and modern facilities, according to word received by Congressman Elmer J. Holland from Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield today.. Post office department regional officials said the site, located on Monongahela Ave., between Seventh and Eighth St., meets with the requirements, cost, space and location.. The new building will be constructed under the post office departments commercial leasing program. It will be 2,783 square feet in size, plus a loading platform.. The site is located on the West side of Monongahela Ave. between Seventh and Eighth St. on lots 218, 219 and 220, measuring 8,250 square feet, which ill provide adequate parking facilities and truck maneuvering area.. Specifications will be available to prospective bidders about Sept. 20.. Under the commercial leasing program, it was explained, the successful bidder will purchase the land, construct the building according to Post Office specifications, then lease the package to the post office department on a long term basis, with a renewal option up to 25 years. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Lodge to Convene --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 gathers tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall with Louise Kirkwood, noble grand, presiding at the business session. Members of the initiatory degree team will meet for practice after the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Auxiliary to Meet --- Rose Mash will preside at a meeting of Ladies Auxiliary to Citizen's Hose Co. No, 1 tonight at 7:30 in the fire hall. Luncheon will be served by Elizabeth Carapella and Delores Cipriani. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- MO Event Set --- Members of the Catholic Men's Organization will attend the Ice Capades tonight. All those planning to attend are requested to meet at the club tonight at 7:15 p.m. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Plans Underway --- The Glassport Democratic Organization will sponsor its annual corn roast Sunday Sept. 4, at Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 fire hall on Allegheny Ave. Plans are under way for the event and Joseph T. Witkowski, chairman of the organization, will announce committees soon. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Bowling League Announces Plans --- The Catholic Ladies Bowling League met at Murphy's Dining Room las night to name officers and formulate plans for the coming bowling season.. Ann Certelli was elected president with Doris Slafka as treasurer and Olga Evans as secretary. Teams and their captains are as follows: Holy Cross, Helen Kontros; Duquesne, Jean Tyskewitz; Naryknoll, corrine Hopkins; Seton Hall, Jean Evans; Mt. Mercy, Gen Timko; Georgetown, Flo Michaels; Notre Dame, Vince Simak; St. Mary's, Adele Oley.. The bowling season wil open Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Morrow's Bowling Alley. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- Unit to Gather --- Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the headquarters on Allegheny Ave. Mrs. Catherine Wilkson will preside at the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 25, 1960 --- League Session Set --- The 20-30 Bowling League will meet Sunday in the Eagles Hall at 6 p.m. All old and new bowlers are requested to attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 26, 1960 --- Residents Reminded Of Vote Registration --- Joseph T. Witkowski, chairman of the Glassport Democratic Party, reminded residents that field registration of voters for the general election will be Monday from noon to 9 p.m. at the Borough Bldg.. Registration will be in charge of the County Election Bureau. Any person 21 years of age or will be 21 on or before Nov. 9 can register and be eligible to vote in the November election.. Others Eligible.. Women who have married since the last election must register under their new married name and naturalized citizens must have naturlization papers with them.. Any elector previously registered in Allegheny County whose registration has been suspended for failure to notify the Bureau of Elections of his change of address need only file a permanent registration notice which automatically reinstates his registration, Mr. Witkowski said.. No person can change party affiliatio at this time, however.. Present Address.. In order to vote a person must be registered from the present address and registrationwill remain active providing a vote is cast every two years.. The chairman urges that all residents who have not voted or who have moved and not signed a change of address card, showing their present address to do so on Monday because of the importance of this presidential election year.. Transportation will be available to those who need it by contacting the Borough Bldg. Questions concerning registration will be answered by calling the borough headquarters. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 26, 1960 --- Slovak Club Sets Meeting Sunday --- Glassport American Slovak Club will meet in special session Sunday at 2: p.m. with Joseph Mawritz, president, in charge of the business session.. Plans will be furthered for the annual oig roast to be held in mid-September. The date will be announced later, according to Gus Maceyko, chairman of the event.. Members of the committee include Joseph Fedorka, Michael Kraynak, John Ryaby, John Mawritz, Michael Tomko, John Oley Sr., Andrew Slafka, Emil Orenyak, Andrew Dulina, William Protz, Michael Kruszka, Charles Kurta, John Kastan and Michael Drabik. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 26, 1960 --- All-Star Team Plays Bridgeville --- Glassport Little League All Stars will participate in the second game of the Bridgeville tournament tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Bridgeville. Transportation will be available for players and parents.. The group will leave Memorial Stadium at 11 a.m. At 5 p.m., after the game, the players will be feted at Piekut's Grove. Jackets will be presented to the 12-year-olds by the Little League mothers.. All players are asked to return picnic tickets, league officials said. The leaguers will attend a knothole game at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Sept. 10. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 26, 1960 --- Intra-Borough League Lists Season Plans --- Glassport Intra Borough Bowling League has named Nate Bonadio as chairman for the coming bowling season. At a meeting this week, all sponsors expressed their desire to retain teams in the league.. Other officers named by sponsors and the board of directors are Jack Connors, secretary and Mel Phillips, treasurer. The season will open Thursday, Sept. 8 at Marino's Bowlarena. A buffet is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 11, at Mazur's Hotel. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- Voter Results Announced Here --- Results of field registration in Glassport yesterday showed 143 borough residents registered Democratic, 32 registered Republican and one miscellaneous.. There were 199 changes of address and reinstatements, officials said... Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- Legion to Sponsor Band in Concert --- Allegheny County American Legion will sponsor the Sons of Italy Band in a two-hour concert tomorrow evening at Aspinwall Veterans Hospital.. Norman Papernick, county hospital chairman, announce the band members will travel by chartered bus, which will leave the SOI Hall at 5:30 p.m. Cigarettes will be distributed at the hospital, the chairman said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- Youngster Injured in Auto-Bike Crash --- A nine-year-old Glassport youth was injured slightly last night in an auto-bike accident at Ninth St. and Cherry Way. Glassport police listed the driver of the vehicle as James Nolfi, of Peach Way.. Richard Kapsha, 710 Detroit Ave., was riding his bicycle south on Cherry Way and the car was travelling down Ohio Ave. when the accident occurred. The youngster was taken to McKeesport Hospital by the driver and treated for a head laceration and released. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- Corn Roast, Picnic Listed by Democrats --- Glassport Democratic Organization will meet tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the Borough Bldg. to complete plans for the 17th annual corn roast and picnic scheduled Sunday at Citizen Hose Co. No. 1 fire hall, on Allegheny Ave.. Joseph T. Witkowski, general chairman of the event, has named Burgess James E. Thomas as honorary chairman. Other committees to assist at the affair will be discussed tomorrow, in addition to the orchestra and parking facilities. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- First Fall Meeting Scheduled by Class --- The first fall meeting of the Golden Hour Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Alice Bassler, 930 Cypress Way.. Mrs. Laura Neidermeyer will lead devotions and Mrs. Lillian Rennie, president will be in charge of the business session. Plans will be discussed concerning the "Happines Club" project. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- Board Session Set --- Glassport School Board will meet in regular session Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. in the principal's office of the junior-senior high school. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, but was changed because of the Labor Day holiday. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 30, 1960 --- NOTICE! --- All members of the Holy Name Society of St. Cecilia's R. C. Church of Glassport are requested to report to the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 640 Vermont Ave., tonite at 8 p.m. (adv) Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- No Pick-Ups Set Labor Day --- Councilman Edward Novak, chairman of the sanitation department, announced today there will be no pick-up of garbage Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.. The Monday collection will be made along with the Tuesday pick-up on Tuesday, he said. Mr. Novak also reminded residents of the new schedule of collection which is in addition to the regular pick-up schedule.. The new schedule went into effect yesterday so that employes of the department could begin a five day work week on a one month trial basis.. The revisions in the new schedule are as follows: Tuesday -- Spruce Alley, from Seventh St. to Broadway; Wednesday -- Spruce Alley from Wall St. to Broadway, Elm St, and Minnesota Ave., Delaware Ave. from Broadway to Wall St. and Wall and Bridge Sts.. Friday -- Detroit Hollow, Peach Alley from Seventh to Ninth Sts., Delaware Ave. from Eighth to Broadway, Ninth St. from Delaware to Indiana Ave.; Eighth St. from Indiana Ave. to Peach Alley; Indiana Ave. from Pacific to Seventh St. and Maryland Ave. from Seventh to Eighth St.. There will be no more Saturday pick-ups, Mr. Novak said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Pony Team Memebers To Meet Tomorrow --- Roy De Verse, manager of the Glassport Athletic Club, announced today all members of the 1960 pony team are to meet at Memorial Park tomorrow at 9 a.m. for team pictures. Picnic tickets will also be distributed.. The team record this past season was 10 wins and nine losses in the Tri-Borough League. Catcher Tom Crosby and left fielder Steve Zurenda had highest batting averages, well over .400. Top pitchers were Robby Piekut, 4 and 3; Jack Mularski, 3 and 2, and Dick Davis, 3 and 3. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Meetings Resume --- Boy Scout Troop 52, of St. Cecilia's Church, will resume meetings Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the scout rooms of the church. All members are urged to attend the session, which will be in charge of Scoutmaster Joseph Pensenstadler. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Benefit Event Plans Continue --- The board of directors of the Glassport Women's Club met last night at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Schliefer to continue plans for the Carol Pensenstadler benefit show and card party.. The event will be held Sept. 29 at the Mazur Hotel. Fashions will be shown by professional models. Mrs. Josephine Conlon will serve as moderator and master of ceremonies will be Mrs. Robert Buck.. Tickets will be handled by Mrs. Richard Simak and Mrs. John Mindyzak. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Committee Named For Corn Roast Here --- Joseph T. Witkowski, general chairman and Burgess James E. Thomas, co-chairman, announced committees for the 17th annual corn roast to be sponsored by the Democratic Organization Sunday at the No. 1 Fire Hall on Allegheny Ave. They are as follows: Tickets -- Miss Regina Witkowski, Mrs. Irene Kass and Mrs. Theresa Young; publicity -- Nicholas G. Siudela, William James and T. Barrett McAuliffee.. Reception -- Joseph Witkowski, Burgess Thomas, Stephen Carl Masch, Alva G. Nowels, Angus Hanley, David Herlehy, H. I. Hoffman, Julius Slafka, Joseph Pensenstadler, Howard Kennedy, John Smith Jr., and Francis Amber.. Others Named.. Service -- Andrew Slafka, George Goshio, Joseph Zeleznik, Feliz Zyra, Lloyd Greinert, Sol Darling Peter Gallo, Stanley Ejchost, George Harff, Joseph Mawritz, Robert Marcus, William Campea, Stephen Mordecki, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Mike Ladzun, Charles Gorun, Walter Szpanka, Anthony Pepe, John Sydeski, Frank Dichiera and Edward Witkowski.. Dance -- Max Golembiewski, Miss Marian Ladzun and John Ryaby; safety and parking -- Clarence Urbanski, Ralph Mularski, Frank Porto, Walter Klimek, Sam Tarli, Michael Kraynak, Robert Kurta, Lawrence Oley and James Iacone.. Property -- Walter Cross, John Deliman, Lewis Cross, Andrew Grimm, John Labon, Leo Melcarski, John Kwolek, StanleyMazurkiewicz, John Klotz, Bernard Kuzio, Joseph Carli, Edward Uziel, John Mehalcik, John Zidick, William Krill, John Skolski, Paul Synkowski, Richard Martino and Thomas Witkowski.. Also Assigned.. Corn Committee -- Frank Tacik, Emil Orenyak, Edward Smith, Chester Jesienowski, Thomas Quinn, Edward Orenyak, Onfry Siudela, James Hohl, Arthur Salzmann, George Evanovich, Donald Tacik, John Mazurkiewicz, William Wes, George Ladzun, Harry Long, Norman Urbanski, Milan Trbovich, Robert Evanosky and Sam Vignovich.. Refreshments -- Helen Kuzio, Helen Nester, Mary Nizinski, Helen Zombek, Sadie Wolf, Elizabeth Stinner, Joanne Tomko, Edith Slafka, Edith Goshio, Eleanor Wirbicki, Evelyn Faix, Bertha Kunz and Rita Cross.. Corn will be served beginning at 2 p.m. with dancing to the Starlighters at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are available from any member of the Democratic Organization. The public may attend. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Bowlers Schedule Date for Opening --- The 20-30 Bowling League will start games Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Morrow's Alleys. Marie Borrelli will head the league, while other officers are Santa Beregi, treasurer, and Sylvia Henderson, secretary.. Team captains are Helen Nestor, Esther Lascko, Rosalie Muic, Selina Kirkwood Jean Sklencar, Lil Prelock, Gladys Przwarty and Dorothy Feltz. The team names are those of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Warning! --- Police Chief Clarence Urbanski today issued a warning to youngsters to stay off the sidewalks with their bicycles.. Riding bikes on downtown streets is a hazard to pedestrians as well as the youngsters, he said.. The youngsters are urged to keep bicycles on the streets and to follow traffic rules. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Legion Units Seat Officers --- Joint installation of officers for Glassport American Legion Post 443 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the post home.. New officers for the post will be: Albert Halucha, commander; Arthur Mayou Jr., senior vice commander; Theodore Govola, junior vice commander; Louis Ostroski, adjutant; Vetold Lutkus, finance officer; Joseph Gaydos, judge advocate; John Pavol, chaplain; James Shirley, historian, and Michael Petrillo, seargent-at-arms.. Stanley Jankovic will install post officers and speaker will be Regis Cusick.. Auxiliary officers to be seated are: Mrs. Rose Halucha, president; Mrs. LaRue Case, second vice president; Miss Anna Marie Zupi, secretary; Mrs. Jane Case, treasurer; Mrs. Winifred Cipriani, chaplain; Mrs. Ann Musztafago, historian and Mrs. Catherine Wilson and Mrs. Florence Metz, seargents-at-arms.. Installing officers for the women's unit will be Mrs. Martin Roell and speakers will be Mrs. Leonard Miller and Mrs. Regis Cusick.. All Legionaires and friends are asked to attend the event, which will be followed by refreshments and dancing to the music of Ray Anthony. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Fall Season Set --- The Bowlettes Fall season will begin Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. at Marino's Bowlarena. New officers are Hilda Przywarty, president; Marge Bonadio, vice president; Liz Capano, secretary, and Lois Bonadio, treasurer. Liz Campano will captain the Strikes team and Bernice Palmiero will be captain of the Spares. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Meetings Resumed --- Glassport Auxiliary Police will resume meetings Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the CIO Hall on Monongahela Ave. Jess Melton will preside at the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Exam Tomorrow --- Junior High football players will be examined tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. All junior high boys interested in football are urged to report. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- League to Start --- Sons of Italy Mixed Bowling League will start the season Sept. 7 at 8:45 p.m. at Marino's. Teams and captains are: Milan, Bob Burni; Palermo, Bill Quintana; Cassino, Tony Yacavacs; Venice, Tom Reynolds, and Salerno, John Trunzo. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 2, 1960 --- Meeting Set --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 will gather in the Odd Fellows Hall at 8 p.m. today with Noble Grand Louise Kirkwood in charge of the business session. The initiatory degree team will meet for practice after the business meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Friendship Class Has Session Here --- Mrs. Dorothy Martin presided at the regular meeting of the Friendship Bible Class of Glassport Methodist Church last night in the social rooms.. Plans were made for a bake sale to be held Sept. 17 at 52 Monongahela Ave., beginning at 9:30 a.m. Co-chairmen of the event are Mrs. Ann Williams, Mrs. Mary Davis and Miss Helen Robinson.. It was announced the sale of dishcloths is now under way by members of the class. Those who wish to purchase them are requested to contact any member of the class.. Lunch was served by Mrs. Jeannette Miller and Mrs. Toini McNelies, hostesses for the evening. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- League to Convene --- Starlettes Bowling League will begin its season tomorrow at 9 p.m. at Morrow's. Teams and captains are: Vega, Gert Sikorski; Sirius, Jean Breitinger; Spica, Annie Ferri; Rigel, Gerry Michaels. A meeting at 8:30 p.m. will proceed the games. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Picnic Committee to Meet Tonight --- Roy DeVerse, chairman of the picnic committee of the Glassport Athletic Club, announced a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 601 Allegheny Ave. to organize workers for the outing scheduled Sunday afternoon at Gliwa's Farm, Liberty Borough.. All parents of Pony League players are urged to attend the meeting. The AC plans to have Bill Mazeroski and other Pirate players at the event. All players are to attend the outing in uniform. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Meetings Tonight --- The regular meeting of the trustees of the Glassport Methodist Church is scheduled tonight at 7 o'clock in the church, followed by a meeting of the Official Board at 7:30. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Meeting Changed --- Albert Halucha, new commander of American Legion Post 443, announced the next regular meeting of the post will be Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Ave. headquarters. There will be no meeting tonight as announced previously. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Three Injured In Car Crash Early Today --- Two servicemen and a Glassport youth were injured when a car spun out of control and crashed into five automobiles this morning on Monongahela Ave. between Lincoln and Reed Sts.. Glassport police said a car driven by Carl Kijowski, 21, of 1019 Monroe Ave., Port Vue, was travelling south on the main street when the accident occurred.. Treated a Hospital.. Treated at McKeesport Hospital were the driver for lacerations of the chin and lip; Steve Frobouck, 18, 205 Monongahela Ave., for fractured left arm, and a small cut of the left hand; and Larry Broskovic, 21, 1003 Indiana Ave., abrasion of the right cheek and right knee.. The driver and Broskovic are both in the U.S.Army, while Frobouck, the other passenger is a student according to hospital reports.. Kijowski told police he was travelling about 40 miles per hour when the car spun out of control on the streetcar tracks.. Cars Damaged.. Three cars travelling north on Monongahela Ave. were struck according to police. Drivers were listed as John Feldman, 5428 Clayborn St. Pittsburgh 32; William Wargo, 224 Pine St., McKeesport, and Jesse J. Paradise, 2507 Lockwood St. McKeesport.. Owners of the parked cars damaged were listed as Robert Sprouse, 417 Monongahela Ave. , parked facing south on the main street, and F. H. Martin, 538 North Ave. , Verona, also parked in the same direction.. Extensive damage was reported to the Kijowski, Sprouse, Martin and Feldman autos, while damage was slight on the other two cars. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Music Director To Head PSEA --- Arthur Quadraccia, music supervisor at Glassport High School for the past 14 years, has been named president of the Glassport Branch of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.. Other officers elected to serve for the school year 1960-61 are: Burton Hayes, vice president; Sandra Morgan, secretary, and Lois Eierhart, treasurer.. The next meeting of the association will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, when various committees for the year will be announced by the new president. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Seats Available --- Reserved seats for the McKeesport-Glassport football game Friday night at McKeesport High field will be available tomorrow and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Glassport junior-senior high office, school officials said today. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Educator Speaks To Rotary Club --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport Schools, gave an autobiography of his career as an educator at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club las night in the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Naser, who has served as teacher and administrator for the past 36 years here, spoke on the past, present and future of Glassport School System.. George Sholtis, president, conducted the business session and guests were Robert Guffey and Russ Jenkins of Elizabeth.. Next week's dinner session will be highlighted by a talk on cancer by Dr. Frank R. Bondi, surgeon at McKeesport Hospital. Program chairman will be Robert Lorenzo. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Honor Guard to Meet At Legion Hall Here --- The Honor Guard of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet for a business and drill session tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the post home. All members of the unit are urged to attend and members of the post who wish to join are also asked to attend.. John Vavrek and Sam Shorthouse are in charge of the sale of 50 star flags, the guard's current project. The flag committee can be reached at the post home between 7 and 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Bowling Tonight --- Sons of Italy Mixed Bowling League will begin its season tonight at 6:45 p.m. at Marino's Bowlarena. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Warning! --- Glassport Police and guards of the Pittsburgh Steel Foundry are continuing their search for the person or persons responsible for setting fires at the steel firm.. Police Chief Clarence Urbanski said about 10 "mysterious" fires have broken out on foundry property in the last few months. "None of them have been serious as firemen have been able to quickly extinguish the 'minor blaze'," he said.. The fires were mostly confined to core boxes and wood patterns, the chief said, but could be more serious if not caught in time.. "We are on the lookout for a possible fire bug," the chief continued. "The charge for arson is a very serious one, as it is considered a major felony." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Copperweld League to Begin Bowling --- Copperweld Men's Duckpin Bowling League will begin its 33rd consecutive season of bowling tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at the Wilson Alleys. League officers are Nicholas G. Siudela, president; Nuncey Molinari, treasurer, and John Burke, secretary.. The league includes the machine shop team, laboratory team, storeroom team, engineering team, roll mill team, wire mill team, cost team and office team. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Lodge to Convene --- Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the lodge hall with Stan Klein, noble grand, in charge of the business session. It was announced that tomorrow is the deadline for members to make reservations for a trip to Morgantown, W. Va., by contacting Mr. Klein. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 7, 1960 --- Season Opens --- Glassport Intra-Borough Bowling League will open its 1960-61 season tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. at Marino's The annual staf affair is scheduled Sunday at the Mazur Hotel. Officers for the year are Nate Bonadio, president; Mel Phillips, treasurer, and J. Connor, secretary. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- Council Requested To Add Police, Car --- Glassport Borough council has received a request to increase police protection by hiring two additional patrolmen and purchasing another police car.. Ralph Johnson, 309 Monongahela Ave., appeared before the regular meeting of Council to ask the borough government to consider his request.. The recent shooting incident between Patrolman Michael Kraynak and a mental patient on Monongahela and the serious automobile accident on lower Monongahela Ave. prompted his request, Mr. Johnson said.. More Protection.. "Give the residents of Glassport more police protection, even if it means puting on a half-percent wage tax to pay the extra cost involved," Mr. Johnson pleaded.. "When motorists see the police car at the station or parked at one end of the community, they speed at the other end of town," he said. He also termed Monongahela Ave. as "death highway" in early morning hours, before rush hour traffic.. The citizen's request was referred to the burgess and police committee for study.. Other Action.. In other action, council authorized the street department to repair steps from Marie to Fairview Ave. in the vicinity of First Ward School.. At the request of residents in that area, Council intends to remove the existing red-dof base and fill in with blck topping. The action came in the interest of eliminating the safety hazards for school children attending the First Ward School, council said.. Council President Nicholas G. Siudela explained that a former bid of $5,000 for replacement of the steps was rejected by council as too costly. He agreed however that the street department repair the steps to eliminate hazardous conditions which exist there.. Lighting Discussed.. Councilman Joseph Pensenstadler reported that he had met with officials of Duquesne Light Co. on a proposal to better the lighting in the main business district of the community.. He explained that the light firms suggestion that new mercury lights be installed would prove too costly for the borough, but another plan to increase the candlepower would be discussed with Duquesne Light at another meeting.. Council informed a delegation from the Erie Ave. section that the rejection of a building permit in that area still stands. Council referred a letter demanding the rescinding of the earlier refusal to the solicitor's office for the proper action.. In final action, Councilman Steve Mordecki was appointed to handle all surplus food problems for Council. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- Passes Available --- Leonard Demalon, faculty manager, announced today reserved seats for the first home game between the Gladiators and the Clairton Bears Friday evening are available at the four local pharmacies. He reminded students that no student tickets will be available at the gate. They must pick them up tomorrow or Friday at the high school office, he said. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- Meeting Tomorrow --- Annie Gillie Bible Class of the first Methodist Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Catherine Cappel, 309 Monongahela Ave. Mrs. Bertha Stokes will preside. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- NOTICE! --- SLAFKA CLINIC Glassport Bank Bldg. OR-3-3350 Will be closed Sept. 16-17-18.. Attending Educational Symposium. Office hours will resume Monday. (adv) Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- Honor Guard Slates Meeting Practice --- The Honor Guard of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet for a business session and drill practice tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the post home. Don Smith, captain, will be in charge.. The drill will be conducted by Ed Case and Michael Slivak, assistant quartermaster, will have uniforms serviced and repaired. Sam Shorthouse will be at the Legion headquarters between 7 and 9 p.m. tomorrow to take orders for the 50-star flag project. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 14, 1960 --- Braddock Firm Gets School Coal Contract --- Glassport School Board has awarded a contract to Dash Brothers of Braddock for the coal contract for 1960-61, it was announced today by Felix Zyra, secretary to the board.. The firm was the low bidder at $12.85 per net ton. The only other bidder for the coal contract was Dravosburg Coal co. at $13.40 per ton. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Local Pack Wins Display Plaque --- A display on the theme "Cub Scout Railroading" won first place plaque for centerpieces at the annual pow-wow training session Saturday at Elizabeth-Forward High School.. A yellow ribbon also was awarded for outside participation of Cub Pack 52, of St. Cecilia's Church, led by Anthony Shumber, cubmaster.. The group attending the pow-wow included: John Marsico, Genevieve James, Francis Jaskolski, Amelia Galiyos, Louise Sowerby, Margaret Matta, Odessa Trocheck, Helen Zebroski, Mary Slafka, Florence Mingo and Shirley Marsico.. The next meeting of Pack 52 will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, with continued registration of Catholic boys between the ages of eight and 10 1/2 elegible to join. Refreshments will be served by Den 1. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Legion Auxiliary To Meet Tomorrow --- Ladies' Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the post home. Mrs. Helen Kontros, the outgoing president, will conduct her final business session.. Annual reports of officers will be heard and plans will be discussed for a covered dish dinner, initiation of new members and installation of junior auxiliary officers, Sept. 24. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Board to Convene --- Board of directors of the Catholic Men's Organization will meet tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in the club rooms. Final plans are completed for members and friends to attend the Pitt-Michigan football game Saturday at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh. Buses will leave the honor roll at 11:30 a.m. Tickets at a special rate are available from John Lisi and Paul Trunzo. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- CLOSED --- Thursday & Friday. Due to the Religious Holiday. DARLING'S MARKET 615 Mononongahela Ave. Glassport. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Council Slates Continued Meet --- Glassport Borough Council will meet in a continued session tonight at 8 o'clock in the Council Chambers of the Borough Bldg. Nicholas G. Siudela will preside at the business session.. Council will meet informally with representatives of Builders Supply Saturday to discussed the proposed paving of Harrison St. from Monongahela Ave. to the shore line..The firm, which has relocated at the foot of Harrison St., informed council that the bid of $7,000 was too high and indicated they would investigate a less expensive method of paving.. Council is expected to reject the former bids at tonight's continued session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Local Library Open 3 Nights --- Glassport Community Library, located in the Borough Bldg., will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. Librarians tomorrow evening will be Mildred LaBrosse, Lois Eierhart, Sara Smith and Isabel Snyder. Wednesday night's staff will include Mildred Rankin, Margaret Durosko, Mildred Snyder and Rhoda Spanbauer.. Thursday night, the library will be staffed by Helen Robinson, Jean Carpenter, Dorothy Stepko and Pearl Thomas. New books placed on the shelf are "Dr. Zhivago," "Rape of the Fair country" and "Aantomy of a Murder." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Legion Fest Sets Meeting Here Today --- The regular meeting of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will be held tonight at 8:30 in the post home with Albert Halucha, commander, in charge of the business session.. All players of the Legion baseball team are to be present at tonight's meeting to receive their tickets. The Ladies Auxiliary will serve lunch after the business session. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Food Available --- Registration and distribution of surplus food is scheduled for tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the CIO Hall on Monongahela Ave. The project, headed by Ed Bowen, is sponsored by Local 1306. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 17, 1960 --- Shower Planned --- Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Church will sponsor a shower for sisters of Holy Cross School tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the social center. Stella Ejchost and Nellie Frydrych are chairmen of the event. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Council Okays Resolution on Surplus Food --- A resolution requesting more surplus food for the unemployed was passed by Glassport Borough council at a continued meeting last night.. The resolution, originally proposed by Councilman Steve Mordecki, was prepared by the solicitors' office at his request.. It reads that due to the scarcity of money and the increased unemployment in the borough, the federal government make available more food for the needy. Copies will be sent to Congressman Elmer J. Holland and the two state senators.. Other Action.. In other action last night, council agreed to assess property owners $10.86 per foot front for improvement of Euclid Ave. and Second St. Cost of both improvements was practically identical, according to Council President Nicholas G. Siudela.. Mr. Siudela informed council that Tube City Iron and Metal Co. is ready to settle a licence fee payment of $500 per year of $1,500 as most of its work is confined to a West Mifflin branch of the plant.. The reduction to $500 would affect Southwest Steel Company as well, Mr. Siudela said. The matter was referred to the solicitors' office for possible settlement with the two firms.. Get Invitations.. Council received an invitation to attend the Alleghey County Boroughs Association meeting Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Moose Club in East Pittsburgh.. Another invitation was received from Peoples Natural Gas Company for members of council to attend a meeting Monday at the Penn Sheraton Hotel, Pittsburgh. An odorless and smokeless gas incinerator will be demonstrated at this session, company officials said.. It was announced the Western Pennsylvania Community Growth Conference will be held Oct. 13 and 14 at Hotel Webster Hall in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Advancement of housing, employment, the tax base and transportation will be discussed at this meeting. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Class to Meet --- Philo Christo Class of St. John's Evagelical Lutheran Church will meet Thursday evening in the recreation rooms of the church. Mrs. Mary Bills will be devotional leader and hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Helen Reed and Mrs. Joanne Robbins. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Sale Continues --- All members of Glassport Lions Club are requested to meet at Orlando's tonight at 6:30 to continue the annual sale of brooms. This project will continue each evening at 6:30 until the entire community has been canvassed. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Councilmen Explain Stand With New Firm --- Glassport Borough Council explained its stand with Builders Sypply Co. and rejected all bids on the paving of Harrison St. at a continued session last night in the Borough Bldg.. Council assured irate residents of Monongahela Ave. between Harrison and Arch Sts. that the supply firm has promised to comply with all provisions of the original agreement.. Nicholas G. Siudela, president of Council, said a meeting was held with representatives of Builders Supply last Saturday and most of the problems confronting Council by the citizens were ironed out.. 'Modern Plant'.. "They promised us they would build a modern plant," Mr. Siudela said, "which will be dust-proof, noise-proof and odor-proof. They intend to do just that by the time the plant is completed.". Council requested the firm be given a few weeks more to make further progress on the plant. Then, if the residents of that area are still irritated by the proceedings at the plant site, a meeting would be scheduled between representatives of the company, Council and the citizens committee.. Company officials told Council Saturday they intend to pave the entire area around the plant buildings which will virtually eliminate the dust problem.. Residents still complained of the large piles of block stored on property adjoining the plant and the noise of trucks and loading.. To Send Letter.. As a result, council will direct a letter to Builders Supply requesting that they modernize the plant as soon as possible and to curb working hours according to the original agreement.. At the request of Councilman Edward Novak, council rejected all bids on the paving of Harrison St. from Monongahela Ave. to the plant site, a project that would mostly benefit the supply firm.. Representatives of the company told Council at the Saturday session the low bid of more than $7,000 was entirely too high. The company indicated it would attempt to get the job done at much less cost.. Council, however, will hold Builders Supply responsible for the materials but will stand the engineering and grading according to the original agreement with the firm. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Post Office Bids Ready --- William Halavats, Glassport postmaster, announced today that bidding forms, specifications and other data concerning the proposed new post office building are now available to prospective bidders.. The announcement is in regard to information received last month from Congressman Elmer J. Holland that a new post office has been authorized for the community.. In the original announcement it was advised by the Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield that a site meeting requirements of the Post Office Department regional officials as to cost area and location was found suitable.. The new office will contain about 2,784 square feet of floor space, plus a loading platform, located on the west side of Monongahela Ave., between Seventh and Eighth Sts. Adaquate parking and truck maneuvering area is included.. The modern new building will be constructed under the Post Office Department's commercial leasing program, which utilizes the resources and investment funds of private enterprise to obtain needed postal buildings.. In his announcement, Postmaster Summerfield said: "The site option will be transferred to the successful bidder. who will purchase the land, and then construct the building to Post Office Department specifications and lease it to the department on a long-term basis, with lease renewal options running up to 25 years." Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 20, 1960 --- Meeting Slated --- Officers and teachers of the Glassport Presbyterian Church Sunday School are requested to meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Lloyd Greinert, superintendent will be in charge. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

September 21, 1960 --- Events Listed By Auxiliary --- Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443 met last night in the post home with Mrs. Helen Kontros presiding.. A committee was appointed for the combination covered dish dinner, initiation of new members and installation of junior auxiliary officers Saturday night.. Laura Govola was named chairman, while other members are Jane Case, Mrs. Kontros, Rose Halucha, Kitty Wilson, Ann Mustafago, Winifred Cipriani and LaRue Case.. Reports were given for the final meeting of the outgoing officers.. Members of the auxiliary and friends are asked to attend the Saturday event and an orchestra will provide music for dancing.. Luncheon was served by Rose Halucha, Ann Mustafago and Margaret Hughes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Rosenberg Presides At Rotary Session --- Norman Rosenberg presided at the regular dinner meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club last night in the absense of the president George Soltis. Guests were William Merriman and William Weiss of McKeesport Rotary Club. and John Watson of the Elizabeth club.. Sol Darling talked on current events and William Halavats presented a movie on sports. Suprise guest was Robert Lorenzo. Next Tuesday's meeting in the Presbyterian Church will feature a talk by James J. Johnston, district governor. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Guard to Drill --- The Honor Guard of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will drill tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the post home. All members of the unit are urged to attend. Those who cannot attend are requested to contact William Stolarek, secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Tickets Available --- Leonard Demalon, faculty manager of Glassport High School, announced today reserved seats for the Glassport, Elizabeth-Forward football game Satu\rday night at home are available tomorrow and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the junior-senior high school. Senior members of the Student Council will handle the sale, he said. All pharmacies in the community will also have tickets available. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Circle to Convene --- Circle One of Glassport Presbyterian Church will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the church basement. Mrs. roy Halverson will lead devotions and Mrs. Robert Shaw will have charge of the program. Refreshments will be served by Mrs. Edward Davis and Mrs. Clinton Crouch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Meeting Announced --- Glassport Council 217, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, will meet Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Odd Fellows Hall. James robertson, councilor, will conduct the business session. Plans for an aniversarydinner will be discussed and refreshments will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 21, 1960 --- Lodge to Meet --- Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the lodge hall with with Stanton Klein, noble grand, in charge of the business session. Nominations of officers will take place at this session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960 --- Firemen's Auxiliary Names New Leaders --- Ladies Auxiliary to Citizen Hose Co. No. 1 held nomination and election of officers at the regular meeting last night in the fire hall. New Leaders are: Rose Mash, president; Anne Wible, vice president; Mary Jane Latin, secretary; Elizabeth Martino, treasurer; Mary Svatz, recording secretary; Beatrice McClelland Rose Kennedy and Mary Pociask, trustees; Dolores Ciprianni, guard, and Helen Nestor, assistant secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960--- Banquet Slated --- All members of the Sons of Italy planning to attend a banquet Sunday at the Twin coaches, Route 51, are requested to meet at the clubrooms at 5 p.m. Members of all SOI clubs in the area will be represented at the dinner event. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960--- Meeting Tonight --- Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1185, will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the Eagles Home on Allegheny Ave. Catherine Wilson will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960--- Four-Year-Old Girl Hurt in Accident --- A four-year-old Glassport girl was injured slightly yesterday afternoon when she ran into a truck, police said. Helen Bond, 736 Monongahela Ave. was treated for a head laceration at McKeesport Hospital, where she was taken in the police car by Chief Clarence Urbanski.. Ronald West, 3730 Rural Court, East Pittsburgh, driver of the truck, told police he was waiting for a traffic light to change when the youngster darted out of a store into the stopped vehicle. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960--- PTA to Convene --- Glassport Parent-Teacher Association will hold its first meeting of the fall season, Monday at 8 p.m. in the auditorioum of Second Ward School. Robert LaFrankie, high school principal, will be guest speaker. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 23, 1960--- Junior Auxiliary To Seat Officers --- Junior auxiliary officers will be installed and new members will be initiated at a covered dish dinner tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in American Legion Post 443 Headquarters. New officers to be installed are: Cheryl Case, junior chairman; Andrea Hays, vice chairman; Kim Gallo, secretary; Delores Cipriani, treasurer; Elaine Kurka, chaplain and Dara Case, historian.. Four seargent-at-arms to be selected are Janet Kurka, Roseanne Case, Carol Gaydos and Jean Gallo. An orchestra will provide music for dancing afterwards. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 22,1961 --- JUDGE SIGNS SAMUEL A. WEISS LIBRARY CHARTER ---- William H. McNaugher, president of Common Please Court, [signed] a charter of incorporation for the Samuel A. Weiss Glassport Community Library this morning in his chambers. The incorporation will put the library in a position to receive grants, endowments and donations to improve li brary facilities. The new headquarters, located in the Borough Bldg. at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave., was dedicated last year and is operated by the Glassport Woman's Club. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA March/April 2011. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 27, 1961 --- Lions Club Honors Players at Dinner --- Glassport Lions Club will present sweaters to the seniors of the 1960-61 basketball squad at a dinner meeting tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. in the Mazur Hotel. Coach George Gorun will be main speaker.. Anyone planning to attend the dinner is asked to contact Joe Zeik or Harvey Kill by 1 p.m. tomorrow. The meeting is in charge of Mr. Zeik. Any outstanding tickets for the benefit basketball game are to be returned at the meeting for a report by the chairman, Charles Gorun. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

March 27, 1961 --- Community Library Announces Schedule --- Glassport Community Library will be open tomorrow and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. but will be closed Thursday due to the Easter holidays.. Librarians tomorrow evening will be Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Mildred Snyder and Rhoda Spanbauer, while the staff for Wednesday will include Phyllis Kasmarik, Mildred LaBrosse, Dorothy Stepko and Virginia Stepko. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 5, 1961 --- Awards Made at Assembly --- Melvin J. Naser, supervising principal of Glassport High School, gave a farewell address today at the first "Awards Assembly" ever held at the school.. Robert L. LaFrankie, high school principal and master of ceremonies, presented the awards to outstanding students of various departments.. Highlighting the event was the presentation of the class key by Anthony Sinatra, president of the senior class, to Carl Masch, junior class president.. Thomas DiFransico was the recipient of awards including the valedictorian, mathematics, foreign language and science awards and John Pasinski received the salutorian, social studies leader, student council, American Legion meda and one of the Westinghouse awards.. Other awards went to Kathleen Murphy, commercial; Mary Ann bills, English; Pam Mayou, D. A. R., Good Citizenship award; Marcia Ejhost, United Nations Pilgrimage; and Janet Sabol, arithmetic proficiency.. Four arithmetic awards went to Madeline Lucas, Gloria Zebak, Robert Dworek and Gerrilyn Chockla. Brenda Widel received the spelling proficiency award and other spelling awards went to Phyllis Spyra, Gloria Zebak, Agnes Rushe, Miss Chockla, Elaine Deliman, Miss Lucas and Miss Sabol. Eileen Raden received a Westinghouse award and a third honors award.. Recognition was given to organizations and clubs in the school in addition to the hall patrol, cheerleaders, P.A.B.B.C., majorettes, senior band members and chorus members. Daily News, McKeesport, PA

June 5, 1961 --- Library Staffs Selected Here --- Glassport Community Library will be open tomorrow and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the headquarters, located in the Borough Bldg., Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave.. The staff for tomorrow includes Jean Carpenter, Margaret Durasko, dorothy Manzlak and Sopie Mazur; Wednesday -- Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Ruth McAuliffe and Helen Miller.. The library will be closed on Thursdays during the summer months, library officials said. Daily News, McKeesport, PA

August 1, 1961 Library Receives Book Donation Close to a hundred books, covering such fields as art, sports, religion, travel and fiction, are the gift of Judge Samuel A. Weiss to the new library of his home town, Glassport. He has indicated that he wants this collection to be established as a memorial to the late Mrs. J.C. Kelly. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1961 Pin League Opens Season 1961The Fifth Ave. Bowling League will start its season tonight at Marino's Bowlarena in Glassport. The Club "Dobrotvor" Bowling League began its season last night at the newly remodeled Bowladrome. Pacing the action was Terminal Café which swept three games from Ockay Bar, while Kudlik's, Rendulic's, Biggie's and Pausics each won pairs from Iron City, Lawrence, Matta's and Connelly's. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 27, 1961 Weekend Action To Decide Area Football Future McKeesport and Clairton, the area's lone Class AA survivors, take on divisional foes on the road tonight with the Tigers at Altoona and the Bears at Beth-Center. Glassport, the only Class A contender, hosts arch-rival Westinghouse Valley, in a tough test tomorrow. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 17, 1961 --- Plans Set For Rally --- Plans have been completed for the political rally at 8 p.m. Thursday in the CIO Foundry Local 1306 Hall, according to Democratic Chairman Joseph T. Witkowski.. Committees named to assist at the affair include speakers committee: Stephen Marcus, Irene Kass, Edith Goshio, William Campea, Robert Marcus, Elizabeth Stinner, Helen Kuzio, JoAnne Tomko, Helen Nestor, Edith Slafka, Sadie Wolf and Mary Nizinski.. Publicity, Nicholas C. Siudela, William James, Regina Deliman, Evelyn Faix, T. B. McAuliffe, Theresa Young, Eleanor Wirbicki, Barbara Ryaby, Marian Jugan, Delores Merta, Rita Kollar, Gertrude Sydeski, Milan Trbovitz and Felix Zyra.. Reception committee, Mayor James Thomas, Joseph Zeleznik, Lloyd Greinert, Andrew Slafka, George Goshio, Frank Tacik, Frank Rommel, Alva Nowells, Dr. Carl Masch, Sol Darling, Pete Gallo, Angus Hanley, Joseph Pensenstadler, Howard Kennedy, Stephen Mordecki, Joseph Mawritz, Francis Amber, James Wilson.. H. I. Hoffman, Dominic Borelli, Robert Shaw, William West, John Piekut, Andrew Kurta, John Smith Jr., Sam Vignovich, Stanley Ejchost, John Ryaby, Charles Gorun, Walter Szpanka Jr., John Deliman, Walter Cross and Thomas Quinn.. Arrangements and decorations, Lewis Cross, John Labon, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Anthony Pepe, John Klotz, Donald Tacik, Norman Urbanski, Leo Melcarsky, Edward Orenyak, Julius Slafka, Edward Uziel, Emil Orenyak, Frank Dichiera, John Sydeski, Bernard Kuzio, George Evanovich, Onfry Siudyla.. James Hohl, Chester Jesienowski, Paul Synkowski, CharlesLucas, Max Golembiewski, John Zidick, Thomas Witkowski, John Mehalcik, Richard Martino, William Krills, Anthony Yacavace, Donald Meisl, James Pasinski, Val Synkowski and Harry Long.. Safety and Parking, Clarence Urbanski, Ralph Mularski, Frank Porto, Walter Klimek, Sam Tarli, Michael Kraynak, Lloyd Greinert, Robert Kurta, Lawrence Oley, James Iacone, George Harff, Nicholas George and Nick Tomasello.. State, County and local candidates will speak at the meeting, which will be open to the public. Source: McKeesport Daily News

November 3, 1961 Glassport - Hy-Lyf Editors Named The "Hy-Lyf" newspaper at Glassport High School helps keep the student body informed of happenings both scholastically and sports wise. Key members of the newspaper staff are Mary Ann Petras, editor; Audrey Manzlak, associate editor; Andrea Topoleski, news editor; Dorothy Witkowski, feature editor, and Bill Lanyi, sports editor. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

November 30, 1961 Dukes Tackle Tough Mounties; Glassport Loses Lucas, Rusnak Misfortune has struck the thin-ranked Glassport Gladiators before the season has even opened. Ken Lucas, only regular returning from last year's squad suffered a neck injury during the football season that has been aggravated by basketball drills and is wearing a surgical collar. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

December 21, 1961 --- Session Held By Auxiliary --- Reports, plans for future activities and a Yuletide party, marked last night's meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443.. Mrs. Madolyn Logsdon presided. Mrs. Stella Ostrowski, welfare chairman, reported birthday and Christmas gifts were sent to the "adopted child" at Scotland School.. The protege of the auxiliary is a seven-year-old boy who requested a pair of skates for Christmas, Mrs. Ostrowski said. The Auxiliary sent him the scates, a footbal, candy and a storybook.. Mrs. Ostroski also announced three needy families will be given food certificates for a holiday project.. Kitchen chairman Lillian Case reported the "kitchen house cleaning" will begin in January and members of the auxiliary may volunteer help. Refreshments will be served to the workers.. Mrs. Logsdon reported local women may contribute recipes to the "Friendship Cookbook of Glassport" project.. "We have been getting recipes for cakes, candies and cookies, but we need more main dish and salad recipes, she announced.. A party followed, with members exchanging gifts. Games were played and lunch was served by Beatrice Stout, Lillian Case and Nellie Burkett.. Junior Auxiliary will meet for drill practice Saturday. Source: McKeesport Daily News

January 2, 1962 --- PTA Executives Plan Program --- Executive board of the Glassport Parent-Teacher Association discussed plans for Founder's Day when it met last night in the home of Ester Janci.. Mrs. Edith Rowe presided and announced the Founder's Day program is slated for Feb. 19 with Gwen Hough as director.. Ways and means chairman Frances Jones outlined plans for the spring bazaar and announced booth chairmen. Mrs. Sylvina Miller, publicity chairman, submitted a sketch of the bazaar posters. Source: McKeesport Daily News

January 5, 1962, Page 15 Glassport - Banquet To Honor Economos Plans are under way for a testimonial banquet in honor of Phillip Economos, local shoe repairman, who is known as Glassport's number one football fan. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1962, Page 9 Glassport Awarded Big Federal Grant Congressman Elmer J. Holland informed Borough Secretary Jean Deliman of the approval of the $250,000 federal grant awarded the borough to help build its sewage treatment plant and interceptor sewers. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

January 26, 1962 --- Officers Elected By Lutheran Class --- Jo-ann Robbins was elected president of Philo Christo Class of St. John's Lutheran Church last night during balloting in the church parsonage.. Mildred Phillips was seated as vice president; Alma Hart, treasurer, and Rea Smith, secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News

January 29, 1962 --- 1962 Campaign Workers Set --- The 1962 March of Dimes campaign is slated for Wednesday, Jan, 31, in charge of the Glassport Women's Club.. Mrs. George Gorda and Mrs. Rudolph Anater, co-chairmen. will count the collections at the Borough Building with Mr. John Deliman and Mrs. Hart. Kass assisting. Walter Cross is the charge of dime boards.. School collections are the province of Mrs. Robert Shaw and Joseph F. Como supervising principal of Glassport School District.. Over 100 volunteers have agreed to assist in the house-to-house canvass. Block captains are: Mrs. Charles Cox, Allegheny to Iowa; Mrs. James Bryney, Harrison to Third; Mrs. Olga Prbonich, Lincoln to Harrison.. Mrs. William Ford, Mansfield Bridge to Lincoln St.; Mrs. Elmer Kohl, Cypress to Maryland; Mrs. Harvey Kill, Allegheny to Cypress; Mrs. Edward Smith, Vermont to Maryland; Mrs. Robert Miller. Oak to Cypress; Walter Cross, Hill District (Pacific, Summit and Washington Blvd.) Mrs. Charles Dragos, Ninth to Broadway; Mrs. Milan Molinari, Broadway to Clairton Bridge. Mrs. Elwyn Phillips and Mrs. Peter Gall, will contact the merchants and Mrs. Milton Raden, Dr. Milton Raden and Jeffrey Bad,, will lake charge of coin collections. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 3, 1962, Page 1 Church Fire In Glassport Held Arson Evidence of arson has led to further investigation of the fire that swept through St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church and school annex in Glassport, yesterday, leaving estimated $200,000 damage. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

February 12, 1962 --- Club Selects Library Staff --- Samuel A. Weiss Community Library staff for the week has been named by the Glassport Women's Club. The library will be open two days this week instead of three.. Tomorrow's workers are Phyllis Kasmarik, Mildred LaBrosse, Marie Blaha and Mary Bruney and Wednesday's staff includes Helen Robinson, Norma Lehman, Florence Bonadio and Julia Bruni.. The library will be closed Thursday due to a joint meeting of the Senior and Junior Clubs in the Presbyterian Church.. A book, "Love in a Dark House" by Merla Zellenbach, has been donated to the library by Dr. Richard Parks in memory of his mother, Mrs. Zoe Parks. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 12, 1962 --- Rebuilding Committee Organized --- Officers were elected at the organization meeting of the St. Cecilia Rebuilding Fund committee yesterday at the CMO clubrooms.. Nate Bonadio and Mary Porter were named co-chairmen; Arthur Como, treasurer and Corrine Hopkins, secretary.. The advisory board includes Dan Natale, of Holy Name Society; Mrs. Frank Rommel, Christian Mothers Confraternity; Mr. Bonadio, St. Cecilia's Men's Bowling League: Betty Benner, Catholic Ladies Bowling League; Clara Andreyco, Cecilian Study Club, and John Lisi, Catholic Men's Organization.. First benefit planned by the group will be a card and games party and bake sale at 8 p. m. Feb. 27 in the No. 2 Fire Hall, Ninth St. and Monongahela Ave.. Tickets are being distributed by participating organizations or may be obtained from committee members.. Prizes and contributions may be given to committee members or left at the CMO clubrooms.. Committee co-chairmen were named. They include: Games, Edythe Dippolito and Mr. Lisi; card party, Ronald Meisl and Mrs. Rommel; bake sale, Mrs. Kate Mudd and Mrs. Mary Phillips; publicity, Stephen J. Fedak.. Kitchen, Mrs. Marian Bartko and Mrs. Jennie Zielinski; tickets, Nate Bonadio and Mrs. Benner; special projects, Mr. Fedak and William Bonadio; prizes, Mrs. Mudd, Mrs. Bartko and Mrs. Phillips; and public address system, Emmett Bonadio.. The next meeting is scheduled for 2 p. m. Sunday at the CMO clubrooms. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 13, 1962 --- Activities Set By Society --- Reports and plans for future events marked last night's meeting of the Women's Mission Society of Glassport Baptist Church.. Mrs. Alice Helsel discussed the reading books and reports were given by Mrs. Laura Shirley on Christian Service and Mrs. Marguerite Phillips on missions.. Mrs. Lois Sechrist announced plans for a young people's social and a mother and daughter banquet. The Council of Church Women report was given by Mrs. Selena Kirkwood.. Miss Carol Phillips discussed the financial situation and a report on spiritual life was given by Mrs. Naomi Oliver.. Mrs. Fthel Hughes had charge of the love offering dedication. Devotions were led by Mrs. Pearl White whose theme was "White Cross.." Plans were made for guest night to highlight the March 12 meeting. Mrs. Jessie Curry will be guest speaker.. Hostesses last night were Mrs. Charlotte Jones and Mrs. Kirkwood. Following refreshments, the women worked on bandages and hospital gowns to be sent to Assam. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 13, 1962 --- Examination Results Are Announced --- Police Civil Service Commission last night presented the results of the recent examination of applicants for the position of patrolman in the borough.. Charles Gorun, secretary, tabulated the individual results of the 12 applicants in a letter to Borough Council.. Ranking from highest to lowest, the results were: Valentine Uziel, 99.30 per cent; Francis Golembiewski, 96.15 per cent; Edward Mihoces, 96.15 per cent; Charles Wargo, 95.10 per cent; Edward E. Benner, 89.85 per cent; Richard homer, 89.85. per cent.. Leonard F. Tacik, 89.60 per cent; James R. Sullivan, 88.80 per cent. Robert Bruni, 88.80 per cent; Walter Mustafago Jr., 86.70 per cent; Steve Zombek 80.90 per cent and Eugene Gribschaw, 80.90 per cent.. Nicholas G. Siudela is chairman of the commission and Burton Hays, vice chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1962 --- St. Valentine Dance Carded By Democrats --- Glassport Democratic Organization will sponsor a Valentine dance Saturday at Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall, Allegheny Ave.. Joseph T. Witkowski is general chairman of the affair and his co-chairmen are John Deliman and Walter Cross. Tickets may be obtained from members or at the door.. Committees have been named to assist with the affair.. Committee Aids.. They include: Tickets, Regina Deliman, Irene Kass, Theresa Young and B. McAuliffe, publicity, Nicholas G. Siudela, William James, Edith Goshio and Eleanore Wirbicki.. Reception, Mayor Robert Shaw, Stephen Marcus, Frank Tacik, Peter Goshio, James Thomas, Andrew Slafka, Lloyd Greinert, Joseph Zeleznik, Frank Rommel, John P. Smith Jr., Felix Zyra, Dr. Carl Masch, Peter Gallo, Sol Darling, Julius Slafka, Joseph Gaydos.. Angus Hanley, Howard Kennedy, Earl West, Dominic Borelli, Edward Novak, Steve Mordecki, Joseph Mawritz, John Piekut, Francis Amber, Donald Meisl, Andrew Kurta, Charles Gorun, H. I. Hoffman, Robert Marcus and William Campea.. Others Assisting.. Luncheon, Helen Kuzio, Helen Nestor, Joann Ann Tomko, Edith Slafka, Mary Nizinski, Sadie Wolf, Elizabeth Stinner, Gertrude Sydeski, Marian Jugan, Barbara Ryaby, Delores Merta, Rita Kollar, Genevieve Timko, Thomas Quinn, Edward Orenyak, Anthony Pepe and Sam Vignovich.. Safety and Parking, Clarence Urbanski, Walter Klimek, Frank Porto, Ralph Mularski, Robert Kuria, Michael Kraynak, Sam Tarli, Lawrence Oley, Frank Dichiera and James Iacone; refreshments, Stanley Ejchost, Thomas Witkowski, Milan Trbowitz, Edward Uziel, Emil Orenyak, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Walter Szpanka Jr., Nick Tomaseleo, Anthony Yacavace, John Sydeski, Dave Herlehy, Donald Tacik, Onufry Siudela and John Ryaby.. Arrangements, Lewis Cross, John Klotz, Leo Melcarsky, Bernard Kuzio, Robert Evanowski, John Zidek, James Pasinski, George Evanovich, Max Golembiewski, Arthur Salzman, Edward Smith. Russell Long, John Mehalcik, Robert Slafka, James Hohl, William Krill, Chester Jesienowski, Norman Urbanski, Paul Synkowski, George Harff and Val Synkowski. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1962 --- Mayor Lauds Firemen Here --- Mayor Robert Shaw commended the members of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 and Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 for "the admirable job they aid in putting out the fires at St. Cecilia's Church.." "We cannot possibly heap enough praise on these servants of the public, who do their work without a thought for their own safety, '' he said.. .Mayor Shaw said the two cases of "arson" at St. Cecilia's are still under investigation, but the public will not be informed of progress until definite action can be taken.. "We ask the help of each and every citizen in uncovering the culprit responsible for these fires." Mr. Shaw said.. "Any suspicious persons or acts should be reported at once to the Chief of Police or myself, so that we may follow any lead," he continued.. "Arson is a serious charge, and sometimes those responsible are sick and cannot control their act ions.." "These people need help before they cause a fire that not only involves loss of property but could result in loss of lives," he concluded. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 14, 1962 --- Council to View Water Condition --- Councilman Dom Borelli reported the borough engineer, Alex Hutchinson, and a group of councilmen will view the Frank Bodnar property "to see if the water situation can be alleviated.." "We investigated the problem of excessive water running down Second and Erie Sts. once before and decided to dig a hole in front of the yard to see if we could locate the cause," Mr. Borelli said.. " Mr. Bodnar promised to sign a release giving council permission to do this, but he reneged on the promise. This tied our hands and left Council unable to act," Borelli continued.. "However, we intend to review the situation in order to come up with a solution. The condition is a bad one and could cause an accident," he concluded. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 20, 1962 --- Festival Set By local PTA --- Plans for a spring festival and bazaar were outlined last night at the meeting of Glassport Parent-Teacher Association. Proceeds will be allocated to the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library.. The program featured a candlelighting ceremony for Founder's Day. Participating were Mrs. Lois Eierhart, Mrs. Arlene Humenic, Mrs. Betty Milkovich, Mrs. Esther Janci, Mrs. Ernestine Smith, Mrs. Leona Stephenson, Mrs. Janet Salten, Mrs. Ann Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Como.. During the business session, a nominating committee was named including Mrs. Eierhart, Mrs. Sylvina Miller, Mrs. Janci, Mrs. Dorothy Kirkwood and Eleanor Wirbicki.. The membership approved a $25 donation to the Student Council Fund. Book room awards went to Mrs. Eierhart's kindergarten, Mrs. Bernice Gross' third grade, Mrs. Dorothy Dunst's fourth grade and to the tenth grade rooms at the high school.. Entertainment included a "PTA Amateur Playhouse" directed by Gwen Hough.

February 20, 1962 --- Lions Slate Double Bill --- Past and present members of the Glassport High School faculty will battle the faculty team of Westinghouse Valley High School in the main attraction of a doubleheader basketball game Friday night. The event, sponsored by the Glassport Lions Club, will take place at the Glassport High School gymnasium.. Tickets may be purchased from local Lions or at the schools. The first game will feature the 1962 seniors against the 1963 varsity team. Playing for the Westinghouse Valley team will be Vincent McKeeta, former Glassport and Duquesne University star and now supervising principal at Westinghouse Valley; John Liptak, Ben Riley, Charles Dansak, Bob Melago, George Mannus, S. Monoyoudis, F. Cortazzo and J. Cattone. The Glassport lineup will include Supervising Principal Joseph Como, Principal Robert. L. LaFrankie, Leonard Demalon, Bert Hays, Joseph Lapkowitz, Gene Urbanski, Michael Kurka, George Hays, Pete Ballaban, William Hornfeck, Ted Ghetian, Frank Ciavarra, Dan Natale.

February 20, 1962 --- Philo Christo Class To Meet Thursday --- Philo Christo Class of St. John's Lutheran Church will meet at 8 p. m. Thursday in the parsonage with Mrs. Myrtle Bender as devotional leader. Mrs. Lois Mort and Mrs. Julia Zebrowski will be hostesses. Those attending will provide table service.

March 1, 1962, Page 15 Glassport - Surplus Food Dumped Near River A large quantity of government surplus food, including powdered milk, eggs and flour, has found its way to the banks of the Monongahela River in Glassport, apparently unwanted by a surplus food recipient. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1962 --- Drama Club Slates Play --- Rehearsals are underway for "The Death and Life of Larry Benson," a three-act drama to be presented by Glassport High School's Dramatic club on April 26 at the high school auditorium.. Miss Eleanor Payne is senior advisor. Eileen Tragesser is student director and Janice James is in charge of publicity. . Frances Naspinski and Darlene Andrews will serve as prompters and staging and lighting will be the province of Arthur Salzmann and George Evanovich.. Patricia Tyszkiewicz and Michelle Pasinski comprise the make-up committee and Jackie Clifford is in charge of properties.. A matinee for grade school students is slated April 25 and for high school students on the 26th. Source: McKeesport Daily News

May 25, 1962 --- Cub Pack 54 Has Program --- Cub Pack 54 honored mothers at a meeting last night in the Presbyterian Church. Dens one through four sang "Mothers" and Mrs. Lois Sechrist read a poem, "Heaven for Mother.".. James Dennison of Den Two received the bear badge and Bruce Sechrist of Den One was recepient of a wolf badge. The car-racing award went to Wayne Welch of Den One.. Plans for summer activities were outline. A trip to a local baking company is slated June 14; a family picnic at South Park on June 25; and a trip on the Gateway Clipper on July 24. A trip to the Moon Twp. Airport and a picnic at Rainbow Garden are slated for August. Picnic reservations close July 15.. Mothers of Den Two, headed by Mildred Phillips, Katherine Diederich and Sylvia Dennison, served refreshments.. Cubs marching in Sunday's parade are reminded to meet at 1 p.m. in front of the Presbyterian Church. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

May 25, 1962 --- Tami Uhren Listed As Queen Candidate --- Tami Uhren, 16, a leader in the McKeesport Majorette Drill team, will be sponsored by Glassport Aerie 1185, Fraternal Order of Eagles, as a candidate for Parade Queen.. The parade, sponsored by Glassport American Legion Post 443, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. It will form at the Ninth St. stadium.. Mis Uhren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Uhren of 512 Eighth St., is a junior in Glassport High School. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 1, 1962 --- School Board lists Meeting --- Glassport School Board will meet at 8 p. m. Monday in the high school library with President Sol Darling in charge.. Subjects for discussion are expected to include a proposal fore hiring another high school English teacher. Both Supervising Principal Joseph F. Como and High School Principal Robert L. LaFrankie strongly recommended this action due to the increased number of sophomore students.. However, the vote is expected to be four to three against hiring another teacher as Directors Frank Rommel. Julius Slafka, Dr. Carl Masch and Felix Zyra are expected to vote against the measure. Directors Darling, Pete Gallo and John Smith Jr. will probably cast the minority votes. This was the resulting vote when the subject was brought up at a tentative budget meeting.. The budget, too may bring some interesting action, as it was passed by the same four to three vote. The three members also may protest the proposed tax structure which tentatively calls for, a two-mill hike and a $10 per capita tax.. This method was decided as the means of obtaining the necessary $50,000 needed to balance the 1962-63 school budget as against levying a one per cent wage tax even though a survey sheet sent to parents of students, showed the majority favored a wage tax. This survey was suggested by Secretary Felix Zyra who ironically voted against the wage tax along with Mr. Rommel. Mr. Slafka and Dr. Masch. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Legion Post 443 To Have Picnic --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will have its annual picnic Sunday at Gliwa's Farm in Liberty. Activities will begin at noon.. Tickets are being sold by members and also may be obtained at the picnic. Chairman Paul Case has requested members to return unsold tickets by Sunday.. Committeemen include Mr. Case. chairman, Commander Edwin Stetz. Ted Govola, William Staup. Ray Burkett and Albert Halucha.. Committeewomen are Mrs. Rose Halucha, chairman, Mrs. Madolyn Logsdon, Mrs. Lillian Case an Mrs. Bertha Stout. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Drill Slated --- Junior Girls Drill Tearn of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will drill at 2 p. m. tomorrow in tile Legion Home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Class of 1962 Service Set --- Baccalaurate Services for graduating students of Glassport High School Class of 1962 are slated at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the High School Auditorium. Although 137 students will graduate, less than 40 are expected to attend the baccalaurate service.. Speaker will be the Rev. L. Jack Paxton of conneaut Lake. The service will begin with the procession of students. Invocation will be asked by Mr. Paxton.. The high school mixed chorus will sing "Praise for Peace" and "America, Our Heritage." Mr. Paxton will read the Scripture and lead the prayer. Service will close with the benediction and the Recessional by the Class of 1962. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Democrats Set Dance June 10 --- Joseph T. Witkowski, chairman of the Democratic Party, announced a dance is slated June 10 at Holy Cross Recreation Hall under the sponsorship of the Democratic Organization.. Walter Cross and John Deliman are co-chairmen of the affair. Music will be provided by an orchestra from 9 until 12 p.m.. Dance committees will be announced later. Tickets may be purchased from members or at the door. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Drill Planned --- Citizen Hose Co. No. 1 and Junior Firemen will meet at 7 p.m. today at the No. 1 Fire Hall for a gas mask drill. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 1, 1962 --- Sewage Plant Talk Set at Public Meet --- Councilman John Piekut reminded borough residents of the public meeting to be in the Glassport High School auditorium at 8 p.m. tonight for the purpose of discussing sewage treatment plans of the borough.. Members of Borough council, Borough Engineer, Alex Hutchison and Solicitor James Lomeo will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the proposed plant. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1962 --- Council Approves Agency's Loan Offer --- Borough Council voted today to accept the offer of a loan from Housing and Home Finance Agency to finance the borough's proposed sewage treatment plant.. Borough Solicitor James Lomeo was authorized to wire the acceptance to the agency in order to beat the Tuesday deadline.. Councilmen John Piekut, Angus Hanley, Dominic Borelli, Steve Mordecki and President Joseph K. Mawritz voted unanimously to accept the loan. Councilmen Nicholas G. siudela, Earl West and Howard Kennedy were not present.. Conditions explained.. Mr. Lomeo explained the conditions of the offer which includes a loan not to exceed $835,000. This, in addition to the $250,000 grant awarded to the borough by the government will be used to finance the $1,085,000 project.. The solicitor said the agency has set up a list of specifications which must be completed with, although some of the terms may be altered if Council desires.. The present contract calls for a long loan at the low interes rate of 3 3/8 percent. Interest will never exceed 3 5/8 and may go under 3 3/8 if the bond market is less..Mr. Lomeo said the sewage system will be the security for non-debt revenue bonds. Some of the conditions are that the books are subject to federal audit, a depository must be named and payments are set up for May 1 and Dec. 1 he stated.. Quarterly Payments.. When the offer is accepted, the project will be put out for bids. Once the bids are in and construction is started, the borough will get the $250,000 grant in quarterly payments. Out of this first loan, a sum of $7,700 must be paid to the government for their expenses, Mr. Lomeo said.. Under the acceptance terms, the borough no longer can consider the lump sum payment discussed last night at a public meeting set up by Mr. Piekut to acquaint borough residents with the financing problem facing them.. Councilmen Piekut, West and Borelli, Borough Engineer Alex Hutchison and Mr. Lomeo met in the high school auditorium to discuss with borough residents the proposed project and its financial problems..Only a handfull of people turned up, and the councilmen explained to them the financing methods available.. Lump Sum Favored.. Councilmen Piekut, West and Borelli favored the lump sum method which called for a payment of approximately $379 per sewage plant user. This would have been used for construction of the plant.. After this initial payment, the only charge would be the monthly maintenance charge which would amount to approximately $8.35, they told the spectators.. The other plans discussed were ten-year, 20-year and 30-year financing, all of which would mean "much higher cost as far as interest is concerned." Mr. Borelli said.. Because of Council's decision to accept the HHFA offer eliminates the lump sum payment, Council will now have to decide whether to continue on the long term contract set up by the agency or to revise the plan to a shorter term contract and less interest.. President Mauritz said the methods will be discussed at future council meetings before a decision is made. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1962 --- Ordination Ceremonies Are Slated --- L. Jack Paxton, who will be installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church during a ceremony on June 10 will bring the message at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow in the church.. His theme will be "My Lord, My God." Sunday School will convene at 9:45 a.m. with Lloyd Greinert in charge.. "The Church: God's Voice Today" will be the theme of Hengust Robinson at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services in the First Methodist Church.. Dinner Follows.. Following the later service, the congregation may attend a dinner in honor of Mr. Robinson who will be ordained into the Methodist ministry at the annual conference on June 24.. A meeting of the trustees will follow the dinner. Methodist Youth Fellowship will meet at 6:30 p.m. A meeting of the Official Board is slated for 7 p.m. Monday. Friendship Bible Class will convene at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday with Mrs. Helen Robinson leading devotions and Mrs. Thelma Mountain and Mrs. Claire Buttermore as hostesses.. Executive Board of the Women's Society of Christian Service will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. At 8 p.m., the Golden hour Bible Class will meet at the home of Mrs. William Rennie.. The men's communion breakfast is slated for June 10 at the First Methodist Church of McKeesport at 7 p.m. Those attending will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Glassport church.. Theme Slated .. At the 11 a.m. service in the First Baptist Church, the Rev. W. B. Oliver will talk on "Let My Last Be Like His." Mrs. Mary Davis will be soloist with Mrs. Selena Kirkwood, accompanist.. Nursery will be staffed by Mrs. Dolly Krills and Mrs. Phyllis Spyra. Study theme for the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School will be the "Friendship of Love." James Weber is Superintendent.. F. M. O. Class will meet Monday evening in the church. Prayer and Bible study will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Officers of the Women's Mission Society will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1962 --- Meeting Slated --- Glassport American Slovak Club will meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the club headquarters, Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1962 --- Piekut Gives Explanation --- Councilman John Piekut today explained his reasons for voting to accept the offer of the Housing and Home Finance Agency for an estimated $835,000 loan to finance the borough's sewage treatment plant. . He said he voted for the long term loan in order to make the deadline set by the agency and because he understood it still is possible to turn down the loan and finance the sewage system by a lump sum deal.. Attorney James Lomeo said it is "possible but improbable" for a lump sum payment of the project because of the time element.. He said Council has the power to turn down the bids it will put out and then form a non-operating authority, which, in turn would have to set up financing in order to make the lump sum payment.. This would all have to be done within a limited time in order to receive the $250,000 grant from the government.. By turning down the agency's loan offer, Council would also forfeit $7,700 for expenses.. Mr. Piekut pointed out he favored a "lump sum deal," because the only charge, after the initial #379 per user for construction of the plant, would be the yearly charge of $8.35 for maintenance. It was an incorrectly stated as a monthly charge in Saturday's paper. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1962 --- Fire School Set At South Park --- Assistant Fire Chief Frank Dichiera of Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 reported 12 firement and a group of Junior Firemen will attend the Allegheny County Fire School this week at South Park.. The fire training course, slated Monday through Friday, is sponsored by the Allegheny County Fire Chiefs Association and the Volunteer Firemen's Association. Mr. Dichiera said firement from Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 who wish to attend the school may contact a line officer or himself. Applications are available and transportation will be provided.. The truck will leave No. 1 Fire Hall at 6 p.m. for South Park. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1962 --- Reliance Auxiliary Convenes Thursday --- Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the fire hall with Mrs. Jenny Evanowski presiding.. Refreshments will be served by Mrs. Charlotte Iacone, Mrs. Jean coughanour, Mrs. Selina Kirkwood and Mrs. Ruth Kostyczak. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1962 --- Nomination Set By Local Post --- A meeting of the executive board of Glassport American Legion Post 443 today at 7 p.m. will be followed at 8 p.m. by a meeting of the membership.. Nomination of officers for 1962-63 is scheduled. Commander Edwin Stetz will preside. Refreshments will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary.. Membership chairman Ted Govola has requested members who have not paid dues to do so as soon as possible. Dues will be accepted each night after 7 o'clock at the post home.. Veterans of past wars who wish to join the post may receive information any evening at the post home. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 4, 1962 --- Library Workers Are Scheduled --- Samuel A. Weiss Community Library will be open tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. this week.. Volunteers for tomorrow are Jean Carpenter, Margaret Durosko, Edith Goshio and Harriet Grove.. Wednesday's workers will be Lois Eierhart, Phyllis Kasmarik, Marge Hanley and Ann Jackson, while Thursday's staff includes Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Genevieve James and Betty Johnson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 5, 1962 --- Budget Talk Colors School Board Meeting --- Budget talk colored most of the business at last night's meeting at the Glassport School Board.. The financial report given by treasurer Dr. Carl Masch, revealed the secretary's balance on June 1 as minus $16, 696.35. This deficit will be made up by use of some of the available $30,000 in certificates of indebtedness and also from tuition now due.. Mention of the certificates of indebtedness brought a query from a visitor about the exact amount of the school district's indebtedness. " "It is $50,000 or is it $100,000 as has been rumored," he asked.. Explains Total Debt.. President Sol Darling explained the total debt is closer to $100,000 but this debt was included in the budget which when figured as closely as possible, still showed a deficit of $50,000. He said this was the reason for the proposed two-mill tax hike and $10 per capita tax.. With no increase in spending the revenue from the tax hike should balance the budget, Dr. Masch said. Director Peter Gallo later said the "budget is inaccurate and not conducive to good education." He said it does not include money for items recommended for improvements of the school system.. One of the visitors suggested the school board impose the one per cent wage tax "and get what we need for better education while another saidputting a double load on thereal estate is not fair to those work out of town who also must pay wage taxes to the communities in which tey work.. Director Frank Rommell objected to the budget talk at a regular meeting because of the amount of business on the agenda and suggested the subjects be brought up at the next budget meeting June 21.. Difference of Opinion.. Mr. Darling agreed but said as far as the wage tax was concerned, there was a "difference of opinion among the school board members" and although he personally favored the wage tax, the two mill tax hike and head tax were approved by a four to three vote.. He was referring to a meeting when the board adopted a tentative budget calling for expenditures of $538,000 and a two mill property tax increase and a $10 per capita tax.. One of the visitors asked what course the citizens could take to stop this since he thought most of the borough residents favored a wage tax. He said an estimated 20 per cent of the residents are now paying wage taxes in other communities, so the rest should be able to pay. This money would benefit the school, he said.. Solicitor Joseph M. Gaydos said as far as what citizens can do, the visitors were doing just what they could -- appearing at a school board meeting and telling their elected officials how they feel about certain subjects. He said the school board members are "elected to analyze facts that come up with what they feel is the best for the community".. Exemptions Aired.. When a visitor asked about exemptions for pensioners, Secretary Felix Zyra said this would be taken care of. He also stated everyone is entitled to his own opinion as to taxes and the board had hoped to find out from the majority of the residents just what they favored, but it was not possible to do this. He said he wished a survey could have been made for that purpose.. When asked about the survey sheets that were sent to parents of students and showed the majority of those surveyed favored the wage tax, Mr. Zyra said the survey was not complete enough.. A visitor, Ralph Johnson, suggested that "since the final adoption of the budget is not until June 29, why not conduct a survey of the entire borough to see which tax is preferred. " ... More Budget Talk.. Budget talk continued in regular business when Mr. Gallo, chairman of the athletic committee read a letter from football coach Michael Kurka stating that Mr. Kurka is still interested in continuing the summer recreation program he conducted last summer. Mr. Gallo said this was one of the things cut out of the budget.. President Darling said one of the reasons it was cut out was because it was understood that Mr. Kurka had another job for the summer, and Mr. Gallo said he was responsible for this thinking because he had told Mr. Kurta he "might as well look for another job, as he heard from the "grapevine" the summer program would be dropped from the budget.. Mr. Kurka told the board he spent a lot of hours on the summer program and "if anyone had been dissatisfied it should have been brought to my attention.". Mr. Darling pointed out Mr. Kurka was paid $450 for the summer but half of this was reimbursed by the state. Julius Slafka, board member, said "in view of the fact we have been misinformed about Mr. Kurka taking another position, I feel we should reconsider this job at the budget session and incorporate it into the budget.". Other Action.. In other action, Principal Robert L. LaFrankie requested an additional two-week vacation to give him an 11-month year, which is the contract most high school principals in this area have, he said.. Directro John P. Smith Jr. made a motion the board add two weeks vacation to Mr. LaFrankie's regular vacation each year as "he has taken on additional duties of summer school without any compensation and I feel he deserves this consideration." Mr. Rommel objected that the request should be granted for one year, not permanently "as we we don't know how future school boards will feel," but Mr. Smith refused to change his motion stating, "If I would have meant for one year I would have said so.". Mr. Gallo said the additional two weeks would not cost anything in dollars and cents and that last year the board didn't say anything about giving the former supervising principal a retroactive raise amounting to $500.. Mr. Zyra said Mr. La Frankie had accepted his position knowing what the vacation was and he felt it should not be changed.. A roll call vote ended four to three against the motion with directors Zyra, Rommel, Slafka and Masch voting against it and Directors Smith, Gallo and Darling voting for the request. . A motion by Mr. Slafka to give Mr. LaFrankie the two week extension for just one year was approved by a six to one vote, Mr. Smith voted no. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1962 --- IOOF, Rebekahs Fete 19 Honor Graduates --- Principal Robert L. LaFrankie commended the Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, IOOF, and Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 for sponsoring a banquet honoring the 19 honor students of the Glassport High School Class of 1962.. "For the first time, the true value of education was recognized and we owe these groups a vote of thanks for remembering our honor students." Mr. LaFrankie told members of Glassport School Board.. Those honored were Antonette Como, Marcia Ejchost, Sara Johnson, Karen Klein, Kenneth Lucas, Carl P. Masch Jr., Mary Ann Petras, Andrea Topoleski, Gretchen Watkins, Donna Bonadio, Joseph Diederich, Charles Galley, Richard Katchmark, William Lanyi, Sandra MacDonald, Anthony Orlando, Judith Reed, Rosemary Tudek and Patricia Yablonski.. Toastmaster Listed.. Maynard Wallett was toastmaster for the IOOF banquet and Mrs. Alice Dudley, president of Rebekah Lodge 563 welcomed the members and guests.. Miss Lillian Demestichas, guidance councilor at Glassport High School, was the main speaker.. She told the students to plan for the future as the country needs them more now than ever before and urged the graduates to take advantage of every opportunity offered them in order to better themselves and the country.. Peter Gallo, vice president of the Glassport School Board, spoke briefly of the purpose of the school board. Congratulations from the IOOF Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania were extended by Grand Chaplain Ross Holsopple.. Programs Discussed.. William Gerstner, district deputy grand master, told the students about some of the programs and projects of the IOOF.. Approximately 100 parents, students and guests were present at the affair. The Rev. Robert Staup, pastor of Glassport Methodist Church, asked the invocation and pronounced benediction.. Monongahela Valley Lodge IOOF will meet tomorrow night in the lodge hall with Mr. Wallet presiding. Plans will be discussed for coming activities. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1962 --- Post Lists Nominations --- Officers for 1962-63 were nominated by Glassport American Legion Post 553.. Theodore Govola and Vetold Lutkus were nominated for commander; Paul Case for senior vice commander; William Stout, junior vice commander; Ray Hurkett, Fiore DeJulius and Ray Logsdon, finance officer.. Charles Cope, judge advocate; Robert Schwerha, historian; John Pavol, chaplain; John Vavrek, Albert Halucha, Carl Mets, William Stolarek, Larry Manno, William Krills and John Thomas, executive board.. Michael Slivka, Michael Kontros, Henry Anderson, Dominic Cappozzoli and Andrew Deliman, trustees; Mr. Cope, Mr. Govola, Louis Ostroski, Mr. Kontros, Norman Papernick and Michael Petrillo, county delegates.. Mr. Ostroski, Mr. Vavrek, Mr. Cope, John Shirley, Mr. Govola, Mr. Kontros, Mr. Schwerha, Mr. Manno and Charles Puka, state delegates and Mr. Puka, Mr. Petrillo and Michael Govola, sergeants-at-arms.. Mr. Case said picnic tickets that have not been turned in should be returned this week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1962 --- Banquet Postponed --- The annual bamquet of the 20-30 Boling League originally scheduled for today has been postponed until June 13 at the Licoln Manor. Members will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave. for transposrtation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1962 --- Glassport Rotary Hears Attorney --- Attorney James Lomco was speaker at last night's meeting of Glassport Rotary Club. "The Gift or Bandit" was the topic.. Discussed were authorities, property rights, condemnations, sewage authorities and some of the aspects of criminal law. The speaker was introduced by program chairman Dr. Julius Slafka.. Norman Rosenberg presided and visitors were Mayor John F. Watson, Alonzo Howell, Dante Marraccini and Charles Zeh, of Elizabeth, and William Merriman of McKeesport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- League Tilts Are Slated By Officers --- Glassport Little League games are scheduled each week Monday Through Saturday at the Ninth St. field. Rained-out games are rescheduled on Saturdays.. Edward J. Piekut is president of the Little League. Other officers are Daniel F. Natale, vice-president; Alan E. Kuffner, treasurer; and Edward J. Brezicky, secretary.. Publicity is handled by Charles V. Gorun and stadium custodian is John Hohl.. This year the League is divided into sections, National and American. National league teams are Braves, sponsored by PNA Lodge 750; Cubs, Copperweld Local 1407; Dodgers, Sons of Italy 941; Giants, Copperweld Steel Co.; Phillies, American Legion Post 443 and Pirates, local merchants.. Schedule Listed.. The national league is inactive tonight due to high school commencment exercises. Tomorrow Phillies play the Cubs. Next week's schedule is as follows: Braves and cubs in main attraction followed by Pirates and Phillies on Monday; Giants and Phillies, Tuesday; Dodgers and Pirates, Wednesday; Giants and Braves, Thursday and Cubs and Dodgers, Friday.. No game is slated June 18 due to the parochial school picnic at Kennywood Park. Dodgers will play the featured game on June 19, followed by the Dodgers and the Giants.. Phillies and Dodgers will play the main game June 20, followed by Pirates and Cubs. Cubs will play the Giants on June 21 and Braves and Phillies play June 22, to mark the end of the first half of the season.. American league consists of five teams. Indians are managed by William Budris and coached by Jack Jackson; Senators managed by Joseph Shadwick and coached by William Krills and David Bonadio; Tigers are managed by William Valyo and coached by Eugene Pitkins and Joseph Resko; Yankees are managed by Charles Austin and coached by Elmer Pepe and Gus Hapsias; and Orioles are managed by William Gray.. American League.. American League play began last night and will continue tomorrow when the Yankees wil play the Tigers. Indians play the Orioles and Senators play the Yankees on Saturday.. Next week's games are as follows: Indians and Tigers, Tuesday; Orioles and Yankees, Wednesday; Indians and Senators, Thursday; Tigers and Orioles, June 15, and a double bill, Senators and Tigers and Yankees and Indians on June 16.. Games will be resumed June 21 when the Orioles will play the Senators. Tigers and Yankees are slated June 22 and the double header on June 23 will be Orioles and Indians and Yankees and Senators. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Summer School Planned Here --- High School Principal Robert L. LaFrankie reported approximately 160 students have signed up for summer school which is scheduled from June 18 through July 29 at the high school.. Four classes are planned, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. Two classes are scheduled in developmental reading and two in personal typing, Mr. LaFrankie stated. Students who desire, may take both reading and typing, he said.. July 4 is the only school "day off" the pupils will observe during the six weeks course. The 60-hour class schedule meets the requirements set up by the state, Mr. LaFrankie said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Rebekahs to Meet --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow with Mrs. Alice Dudley presiding. Degree teams have been requested to attend for practice. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Urbanski Sets Big 'Roundup' --- Police Chief Clarence Urbanski has issued orders to "round up all drug store cowboys" who congregate in front of local business establishments.. "Numerous complaints have been received from borough residents who have found it necessary to elbow their way through the crowd or else walk on the street," he said. Appeals to Parents.. "I'm urging all parents to cooperate with the police by seeing that their boys and girls are off the streets at night," the chif stated.. He said police have been told to patrol the main street and take to jail any youths loafing in front of business establishments.. Parents also are urged to see that any boy under 18 years of age does not frequent poolrooms. The chief said the poolroom owners have been notified to keep these boys out, but when the youths lie about their ages, it is sometimes difficult to know which ones are under 18.. To Make Checks.. "The police are going to check the poolrooms and ask the boys to prove their age. Anyone who shouldn't be in these places will be turned over to juvenile court," Chief Urbanski said.. "This may sound like a tough policy, but the gangs of loafers are increasing and now that school is almost out, the problem will get worse, so we intend to stop it before it goes any further," he said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Ordination Set Sunday --- Ordination and installation of L. Jack Paxton to the Gospel Ministry of the United Presbyterian Church of the United States, will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Glassport Presbyterian Church.. Until his call to the local congregation, Mr. Paxton served as stated supply pastor of the High Street Presbyterian church in Conneaut Lake, Pa.. He was born in Masontown, April 16, 1928, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd F. Paxton who reside in Edgewood. He received his primary education in California, Pa. and his secondary education at Swissvale High School.. After graduation in 1945, he entered the Navy Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He entered the University of Pittsburgh School of Business Administration after his discharge in 1948.. Upon graduation in June, 1952, Mr. Paxton began work as a public accountant and later became an industrial accountant. He entered the seminary in 1957 and in May, 1961, was graduated from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Batchelor of Divinity degree. . He was married to the former Dawn Marie Rutleledge in 1958. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Calendar Set For New Year --- With one more day remaining in the current school year, thoughts are already turning to next year's calendar.. Supervising Principal Joseph F. Como released the 1962063 school calendar which was approved at the June meeting of Glassport School Board.. The calendar is based on 183 days for teachers and 182 days for pupils.. Orientation day for teachers is scheduled Tuesday, September 4 and the first day for pupils will be Sept. 5. The first vacation will come Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5, when teacher's institute is cheduled.. Thanksgiving vacation is scheduled Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, and students will return to classes on Nov. 26.. Christmas holiday will begin Monday, Dec. 24 and continue through Jan. 1, with classes resuming Jan. 2. The next vacation will be at Easter when students will be off Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, and Monday, Apr. 15.. The school picnic is scheduled Wednesday, May 29, and the pupils will be off the next day, Memorial Day. Graduation exercises will take place Thursday, June 6, and June 7 is the last day of school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Girl Scouts Earn Merit Badges --- Fifteen proficiency badges were presented at a court of awards staged by Girl Scout Troop 1271 last night in the American Legion Hall.. Scouts receiving the awards were Linda Hann, Theresa Vranka, Doris Halanets, Linda Withers, Deidra Kirkwood, Debbie Darling, Linda Murawsky, Michelle Trunzo, Cindy Kasmarik, Donna Gribshaw, Denise Bonadio, Karen Kopechenski, Doris Halarets, Patricia See and Linda Raden.. Donna Gribshaw was named outstanding scout of the year.. A program, "This Is Your Life," was presented for Mrs. William Dzurko, leader, with guests from her original troop attending. Diedra Kirkwood danced a solo and Debbie Darling led a chorus line. "Doctor Picklebottle," written by Andrea Hays, and "The Roaring Twenties," a dance skit, were staged.. A meeting for Catholic girls will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 702 Indiana Ave. A overnight trip with Troop 1201 will take place Aug 29 at Yough camp. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Report Given For Mouthguards --- Pete Gallo, member of the Glassport School Board and chairman of the athletic committee, reported on a new mouthguard designed for football players.. Under Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association rules, the guards will be required for all players the coming season, he said.. Mr. Gallo said the mouthguards, which are fitted individually, were designed by the Mon Valley Dental Society.. Dr. Milton Raden, school dentist, will test three types on members of the Glassport High School football team. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1962 --- Awards Given To Students --- A total of 19 honor students of the Glassport High School Calss of 1962 received honor medals at an award program in the high school.. Senior class vice president Charles Galley presented the class key to junior class president David Kantorczyk. Homecoming queen Helen Rapp was presente with a crown by Angie Como.. Recipients of the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute Awards were Richard Katchmark and Mary Ann Petras, while Audrey Manzlak was presented with the IOOF and Rebekah United Nations award.. Department awards also were presented. These included: English, Miss Petras; foreign language, Miss Petras; social studies, Miss Como; science department, Carl P. Masch Jr.. Mathematics department, Mis Petras; commercial department, Rosemary Tudek; music, George Steinkoff; art, Richard Finney; athletic award for boys, Kenneth Lucas; athletic award for girls, Mary Tomedolsky and student council award Miss Como.. The honor students are among the 137 graduates who will receive diplomas during commencement exercises tonight at 7 o'clock at Memorial Stadium. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1962 --- GHS Class of 1962 Faces Life's Problems --- "Facing the Problem of Life" was the theme of last night's commencement exercises for Glassport High School Class of 1962, and this seemed no problem at all in view of Nature's gifts of blue skies and bright sunshine.. The 137 members of the graduating class marched on the green fields of Memorial Stadium to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstances" played by the High School band, directed by Arthur Quadracia., Following the national anthem, the Rev. Hengust Robinson asked the invocation. Howard J. Kapphan, president of the class of 1962 welcomed the parents and guests and told them "Yesterday, we were children and tomorrow we shal be adults facing the problem of life.". In her talk, "Recognizing the Dignity of Man," Mary Ann Petras said man's beliefs, goals and ideals are dependent on his choice of philosophy, either spiritual or materialistic. The materialist lives only for himself and the pleasures he can enjoy, while the spiritualist recognizes the dignity of man and the fact he is more than a well developed animal, but has a soul that lives forever. Both paths stretch before us -- one a dead end and one acclaiming man's dignity, she said.. Carl P. Masch Jr., in discussing "Principles Cannot Be Bent," said principles govern daily lives and man must be willing to meet his challenge. It is what we do that counts, not what we say or think we are doing, he said.. He said: "To often we fear what people think and fear criticism," and "it is easier sometimes not to adhere to principles." This fault lies, not in intention, but in imperfections of mankind, he stated.. Antonetta Como, in giving the "Answer to the Problem of Life" said one goal leads to another goal. Achievment is not important, it is in the manner in which we obtain our goals that metter, she stated.. LaFrankie Is Speaker.. High School Principal Robert L. LaFrankie summed up the tree talks by saying they constituted a sound philosophy of life and he emphasized the importance of studying philosophy by saying "it must be taught and mastered to a degree by all men if we are to survive as a nation.". He said parents must revitalize their philosophy of life and the greatest obstacle standing in the way may be a reluctance to accept change.. "Change means conflict and may result in discrimination and pesecution, but it is failure to change that makes one fall behind in living," Mr. LaFrankie said.. Necessary and Vital.. He stressed that change is necessary and vital to an educational program and experimentation and research in education must be encouraged.. He gave the graduates four points to ponder -- "Know thyself, exert leadership when you possess it, maintain a strong respect for womanhood and have the courage of your convictions.". Supervising Principal Joseph F. Como told the class "a diploma is not a guarantee to success, it is only a key to unlock the door to opportunity.". He warned the class of the hazards of communism and said that the must "exercise self discipline and self-reliance to meet the challenge.". One must forget differencesto uphold principals of democracy and use intelligence to make wise decisions. "The world contains too many ambitious men and not enough men of lofty ambitions." he said.. Sol Darling, president of the Glassport School Board, discussed the ever widening quest for exact knowledge and urged the student's to "strengthen your minds, sharpen them by making wise, independ choice in things you do.". Mr. Darling awarded diplomas to the class of 1962 which was presented by Mr. LaFranki. Awarding of scholarships followed with Miss Lillian Demestichas, guidance counselor, making the announcements.. The band played the "Alma Mater" and benediction was pronounced by Mr. Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 5, 1962 --- 137 GHS Seniors Graduate --- Glassport High School's Class of 1962 will be graduated at commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Stadium.. Sol Darling, president of the Glassport School Board, will hand out diplomas to the 137 students who will be presented by High School Principal Robert LaFrankie.. The exercises will begin with the processional played by the high school band directed by Authur Quadraccia. Following the invocation, class president Jack Kapphan will welcome the parents and guests.. Theme Listed.. Theme for this year's program, "Facing the Problem of Life," will be discussed by the three students graduating with highest honors.. "Recognizing the Dignity of Man" will be the topic of Mary Ann Petras, second highest honor student and "Principles Cannot Be Bent" will be the subject of Antonetta Como, third highest honor student.. Carl P. Masch Jr., class valedictorian, will speak on "Answer to the Problem of Man."Concluding remarks on the team will be given by Mr. LaFrankie.. Band to Play.. The band will play Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1," and remarks by Supervising Principal Joseph F. Como will be followed by an address by Mr. Darling.. After diplomas are presented, the class Alma Mater will be sung and benediction pronounced. The program will be concluded with the recessional played by the bandas the seniors march from the field.. In the event of rain, the exercises will take place in the high school auditorium.. High Honors.. Members of the senior class who are graduating with high honors are Marcia Ejchost, Charles B. Galley, Andrea Topoleski, Rosemary Tudek and Gretchen D. Watkins. Graduating with honors are Donna Bonadio, Joseph J. Diederich, Sara James Johnson, Richard Katchmark, Karen Z. Klein, William D. Lanyi, Kenneth G. Lucas, Saundra MacDonald, Anthony D. Orlando, Judith Reed and Patricia Yablonsky.. Other graduates are: Arthur E. Andrews, Frances Antico, William E. Babyak, Donna Jane Beckowitz, Paull Joseph Bell, George Beregi, Kathy Betz, Twila Betzner, Gloria Blazina, Joseph Bogan Jr., Barbara Ann Bosnyak, George Brinker, Charles A. Broskovic, Margaret Brown, James Bruney, Charles W. Byers, Lois J. Byers, John J. Carritz, Barbara J. Casey, Joseph A. Cendroski, Morris S. Chandler, James Chester, Mary H. Chlystek, Kathy Chortes, Elsie V. Coddington, Lawrence O. Craig.. John Davis, Warren J. Davis, Bernard H. Deliman, Dom DiCicco, Bill Dworek, Edwin L. Dworek, Mary Ann Dzurenda, Bernadette Elkanich, Richard H. Finney, William Fronzaglio, Edward Ghetian, Adele Gibilisco, Celine Gniefkoski, Carol Golembiewski, Carol A. Grossi, Barbara A. Hoak, Mary F. Homolak, James E. Jackson, Judith A. James, Barbara Ann Jaskolski, Howard J. Kapphan, Carol A. Katchmark, Roderick F. C. Keller, Elmer G. Kiraly, Eileen Kolick, Joan E. Kraus, Cathy M. Kuzio.. Thomas J. Lagoyda, Patricia A. Magyar, Larry Martino, Mickeline M. Massaro, Daniel J. Mayhugh, David Luke McCaslin, Margaret McCloskey, William E. McCullough, Donna McWhorter, Charlotte Ann Medved, Joseph Mellon, George R. Michaels, Thomas J. Mihalek, Ronald Milkovich, Diana Molinari, Karen E. Morgo, Barbara J. Moninger, Jerry Nagy, Jacqueline Nizinski, Margaret Ann Norder, Donna Jean Otawka, Carol Jean Pacewicz, Jon N. Palley, Ronald P. Palm, Daniel E. Pasinski, Judith Paul, David E. Pensenstadler, Thomas N. Petros, Carl R. Przywarty, Francine Przywarty.. Patricia Quinn, George Ramos, Helen Rapp, Mercedes J. Richards, Cheryl Rizzo, Edwin D. Ruffing, Joseph M. Rusinko, James W. Rusnak, Michael J. Rusnak, Rod C. Ross, Margaret M. Saffa, Thomas R. Saire, Terrance Seighman, Richard Semanism, Monique Skiba, Carol Skotnicki, Joseph F. Sopko, Nancy E. Stegman, George R. Steinkoph, Larry W. Stillio, Richard L. Stoffiere, Richard T. Test, Albert J. Thomas, Mary Tomedolsky, Karen Joyce Trich, James A. Vehec, Michael J. Warcola, Nancy C. Washabaugh, Richard H. Wesolowski, Patricia Wible, Wilbert Wisser, Dorothy Ann Witkowski, David E. Yaeger, Timothy Zalewski and Carole A. Zombek. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1962 --- Banquet Slated --- Glassport American Legion Bowling League will heve its bowling banquet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Legion Home. A brief business meeting will follow with Paul Case presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 8, 1962 --- Advertisement --- The AFTER-PROM AWARD was made to Mr. George Evanovich, Glassport. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1962 --- Special Program Set At Baptist Church --- A special Children's Day program will be featured at the First Baptist Church tomorrow during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour.. Mrs. Marguerite Phillips, Mrs. Helen Weber and Mrs. Lois Sechrist will have charge. Study theme, in charge of superintendent James Weber, will be "Christ Speaks to the Churches.". The Rev. W. B. Oliver has chosen "And He Bowed With His Face" as the sermon topic for the 11 a.m. church hour. Special music will be sung by the choir with Mrs. Selena Kirkwood as organist.. Nursery Scheduled.. Nursery will be staffed by Mrs. Dolly Krills and Miss Patsy Sherman. Women's Mission Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the church with Mrs. Weber presiding and Mrs. Grace Forbes in charge of the work project. Mrs. Laura Shirley and Mrs. Frances Storer will be hostesses.. Mon Yough Young People will meet Tuesday evening in the church. Bible study and prayer will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday.. L. Jack Paxton, who will be ordained to the Gospel Ministry of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States during a ceremony at 4 p.m. tomorrow, will bring the message at 11 a.m. service in the Presbyterian Church. Church school will convene at 9:45 a.m. with Lloyd Greinert in charge.. Men of the Glassport Methodist Church will meet at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow to attend the communion breakfast at the First Methodist Church of McKeesport.. Staup to Speak.. The Rev. Robert L. Staup will speak at 8:30 and 11 a.m. services tomorrow. Officers of the Women's Society of Christian Service will be installed during the later service.. Daily Vacation Bible School will begin Monday and continue through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.. Prayer Circle of W. S. C. S. will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday followed by the meeting of the membership at 8 o'clock.. Pentecost Sunday will be observed at 11 a.m. tomorrow by the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. William A. Logan will conduct the service in the No. 1 Fire Hall. . Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. with Mrs. John Fabry in charge. At 8 p.m. Monday, the church council will meet in the parsonage. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1962 --- Council Studies Rezoning Plan --- Ordinance and police committees of Borough Council are considering the rezoning of a section of Monongahela Ave. between Third and Fourth St. from commercial to residential.. A petition from the majority of residents of that area was presented to Council requesting the switch.. Norman Papernick of 301 Monongahela Ave., however, appeared before council to protest the move.. He said he bought his property with the intention of building an apartment house on it, and because the other three corners at Third and Monongahela are commercial, he could see no reason why his corner should be any different.. The committee and Solicitor James Lomeo will give the decision at a future meeting. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1962 --- Holy Name Officers Schedule Meeting --- Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church will not receive communion tomorrow as originally scheduled President John Gniazdowski has called a meeting of officers following the 11:30 mass.. Plans will be made for the annual Father's Day communion and breakfast June 17. Tickets may be purchased from officers. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 9, 1962 --- Personal --- Carl Przywarty, son of Carl Przywarty of 342 Euclid Ave., was honored at a graduation party in the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, 702 Murray St. Linda Przywarty had charge of the buffet luncheon. A special guest was Miss Donna Mason of South Dakota. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 11, 1962 --- Week's Library Workers Listed --- Glassport's Woman's Club library workers for the coming week have been announced by club officials.. Serving on tomorrow's dtaff are Mildred La Brossee, Norma Lehman, Eleanor Campas and Lucille Kapphan. Wednesday's workers are Dorothy Miller, Catherine Richards, Irene Cass and Thelma Katterhenry.. Mildred Rankin, Thelma Mountain, Ann Kohl and Hazel Levinson will assume duties Thursday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1962 --- WSCS President To Assume Duties --- The Woman's Society of Christian Service of Glassport Methodist Church will meet at 8 p.m. today in the church with the newly installed president, Mrs. Dorothy Martin, presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1962 --- Assembly To Meet --- Regular meeting of Old Glory Assembly, 139, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, is scheduled for this evening in the Presbyterian Church, Fifth St., Glassport. Rehearsal will be at 6:30 with the meeting to follow at 7:30. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1962 --- Meeting Carded --- Laidies Auxiliary to Sons of Italy will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the club rooms, with Mrs. Jean D'Angelo presiding. Hostes will be Mrs. Esther DeJulius. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1962 --- Session Planned --- Additional readings of by-laws and constitution amendments will be given at a Catholic Men's Organization meeting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the club rooms. John Lisi will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- New Wage Law Opposed Here --- Borough Council last night adopted a resolution opposing Act 442 dealing with a compulsory wage law determined by the secretary of the State Department of Labor and Industry.. Under the measure, it was explained, all public works projects costing more than $2,000 must provide minimum wages, including fringe benefits, as determined by the department.. Council last night pointed out it felt the rates set by the department are far in excessof those being paid by contractors for similar work in this area.. As a result, council pointed out the increase in costs will necessitate either a postponement of public work programs or an increase in local taxes.. Officials also approved the new salary schedule for borough employees adding an amendment to include the borough secretary and street commisoner in a $25 a month raise granted other employees. Previously they were to receive a five percent wage hike.. The amendment passed 7-2 with Edward Novak and Nicholas Siudela dissenting. Mr. Novak wanted to include the sanitation department in the increase and Mr. Siudela previously has stated he favored giving salaried employees a $10 a month boost and raising hourly employees 10 cents an hour.. Raymond Cegeliski was appointed borough treasurer, succeeding Mrs. Mary Quinn, who resigned. Mrs. Quinn has been serving as acting treasurer since the death of William Kearny earlier this year.. Council has also approved a request by Joseph Wirbicki to instal an overhead sign above a tavern at 620 Indiana Ave. Officials, however, stipulated the sign must be erected according to borough specifications. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Citizenship Award Given Three Students --- Three top ranking eighth grade students of schools here were presented the annual American Legion Citizenship Award yesterday by Mrs. Madeline Logsdon, president of the unit's Ladies Auxiliary.. Winners were Nancy Echost of Holy Cross School, Karen Diehl of the Second Ward School and Daniel Barchonowicz of St. Cecilia School. The winners were selected by fellow classmates.. They were chosen for personality, leadership and scholastic achievement. Mrs. Logsdon was assisted by Mrs. Stella Ostroski, welfare chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Drill Practice Set For Rangerette Team --- American Legion Rangerettes will meet in the post home at 11 a.m. Thursday for a drill rehearsal. Paul Case, drillmaster, asks that all rifles be returned to the post home Thursday.. The drill unit will march at the North Jefferson parade on Friday at 7 p.m. Mrs. Eleanor Payne, senior advisor, asked parents to provide cars for transporting the team to the parade site. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Church Women Planning Event --- Plans for a covered-dish supper July 2 were discussed last night by the Missionary Society of the Baptist Church. The event will be in charge of Mrs. Lois Sechrist, chairman, and Mrs. Ethel Hughes, co-chairman.. Mrs. Naomi Oliver led devotions last night and spoke on the theme, "Love." Business session was conducted by Mrs. Helen Weber, president. Hostesses were Mrs. Frances Storer and Mrs. Laura Shirley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Lions Meeting --- Plans for installation of officers will be discussed by Glassport Lions Club at 6:15 p.m. today in the Mazur Hotel. The installation ceremonies are scheduled for June 29 at Vogue Terrace. John Tarle will preside at tonight's session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Firemen's 'Fair' --- Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 has announced it will hold its annual fair June 18-23. Frank Moronelli, ticket chairman, said all unsold tickets are to be turned in Saturday, June 23. Norman Papernick is chairman for the fair and Samuel DeMarco, co-chairman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Practice Session --- The Silver Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps will hold a practice session at 7 p.m., today in the American Legion Home. Former members of the unit have been asked to take part. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- Post 7632 to Meet --- Kastan-Uvegas Post 7632 will meet at 8 p.m. today in the fire hall. All members are requested to attend, post officials noted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1962 --- THANK YOU! --- (Advertisement) I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all my fellow workers of L U 1306, Pittsburgh Steel Foundry, Glassport, for reelecting me your financial secretary. JOHN L. SINCHAK Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1962 --- Program to End Bible School --- The annual Bible School of First Methodist Church will conclude tomorrow with a special program for parents. Isabelle Carns and Harry Byard have directed the school.. Students will bring their lunches. The program will begin at 1 p.m. Handwork will be displayed and perfect attendance awards presented.. Teachers have included Miss Mary Ann Carns, Miss Susan Finney, Miss Diane Morgan, kindergartenn: Mrs. Hilda Osada, Mrs. Dorothy Martin, Mrs. Grace Galloway, Mrs. Dorothy Kirkwood, primary, and Mrs. Alice Finney, Mrs. Jean Wood and Mrs. Connie Stearns, junior. Mrs. Mary Dudley has been the pianist. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1962 --- Summer Sessions Start on Monday --- Robert LaFrankie, high school principal, announced that summer classes for adults and students will open on Monday here.. Subjects to be offered include developmental reading and typing, personal and advanced, for both adults and students.. Mr. LaFrankie said those planning to take the typing course, 12 to 14 years old, will report at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Room 34. Those over 15 years, who plan to take the same course will report at 10:30 a.m. in Room 34.. All students, who will enroll in the developmental reading class are asked to report at the high school auditorium at 8:30 a.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1962 --- LL Mothers Slate Saturday Bake Sale --- Glassport Little League Mothers group will sponsor a bake sale from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at 625 Monongahela Ave.. Mothers who intend to contribute to the sale should deposit their baked goods at the site before 9 a.m., committee members said. Profits will be used to buy jackets and jerseys for the league players at the end of the year, it was added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1962 --- Meeting Announced by IOOF Lodge 147 --- Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will meet at 8 p.m. today in the lodge hall to complete plans for the July 2 spagetti dinner.. George Ritts, vice grand, said the affair is open to the public and tickets are available from any lodge member. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1962 --- Sunday Event Set by HNS --- Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Church will sponsor its annual father and son communion breakfast Sunday following the 8:30 a.m. mass.. Principal speaker at the breakfast will be Alex G. Fodor of McKeesport, a member of the Speakers' Bureau of the Pittsburgh Diocese.. Mr. Fodor, who will speak on "Retreats and the Lay Apostolate," is a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Church, McKeesport, and a past Grand Knight of McKeesport Council 955, Knights of Columbus. He also is a past president of the Diocesan Union of the HNS and the past president of the Central Deanery Division 3 of the Holy Name Society. He served a term as president of McKeesport Serra Club.. Master of ceremonies will be School Director Felix Zyra. Guests will include officers of St. Cecilia's Church HNS, officers of the deanery and officers of the Catholic Men's Organization of Glassport as well as the boys who were graduated from the eighth grade at Holy Cross School this month.. These boys are Richard Bagay, Andrew Golembiewski, Raymond Jaskolski, John Karnash, John Michalovicz, William Nizinski, David Piekut, John Piergrossi, Joseph Sitko and Donald Uziel.. The breakfast will be prepared by the Ladies Guild of the church and will be served by members of the Sodality.. John Gniazdowski, president of the organization, asked all members to meet in the church hall at 8 a.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1962 --- Street Fair Set To Begin Monday --- Norman Papernick, chairman of Citizen's Hose Company No. 1 Street Fair, scheduled to begin Monday at 7 p.m. announced today that all committees are to report to the co-chairman, Sam DeMarco at 6 p.m. the first day.. Committees include the following: Parade -- Leo Stearns, Paul Dippolito, Sam Tarli and Walter Cross; tents -- Tom Mingo, Merle Easton and Don Carrick; entertainment -- John Mianzo, Homer Furman, Bill McClelland, Tom Rushe, Frank Moranelli, Vince Babyak and Sebastian Gibilisco.. Wheel ride -- George Harff, George Savern, Steve Markovitz, Frank Pasco and Louis Campea; ham and sugar -- Frank Dicheria, Walter Cross, Pete Latin and Nick Moranelli; pony rides -- John Difiacomo, John Danzak, George Gadzik, Rich Vetol and Nick Tomasello; parking -- Dom Borelli and Tee Carabotta; tickets -- Frank Moranelli; hot dog stand -- John Svatz, and ferris wheel -- Nick Test. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 15, 1962 --- Group Arranging Assumption Event --- The Feast of the Assumption Committee will meet in the Sons of Italy clubrooms Sunday at 3 p.m. to arrange the 2-day celebration slated for Aug. 11 and 12.. Highlights of the celebration will include music by the Sons of Italy Band, directed by Edward George and fireworks displays.. Members of the committee planning the event are A. D'Angelo, chairman, A DiJulius, secretary; L. Martino, B. George, F. Natale, L. Campano, T. DeVito, J. Iacone, D. Borelli, T. Reynolds, P. Mollica and L. Borelli. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 20, 1962 --- Minor Injuries Reported in Mishap --- A five-year old borough girl was released from McKeesport Hospital yesterday after being treated for minor injuries suffered when she ran into the path of a truck in front of 723 Hemlock Way yesterday about 2:45 p.m., police said.. Investigating officers stated that Sharon Emery darted out from between two houses into the front bumper of the northbound truck driven by A. Jay Walker of Somerset. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 20, 1962 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jakubak, 206 Ohio Ave., have returned from a visit with their son, Regis and his family in Sterling, Colo. They also visited Denver, Pike's Peak and travelled throughout the state before ending their visit. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 20, 1962 --- Board Meeting --- Glassport School Board will meet at 8 p. m. tomorrow in the high school to consider final adoption of the budget for 1962-63. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Firemen Post Parade Route --- John Mianzo, president of Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1, today announced the route of this year's firemen's parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow.. The march will form at Broadway and Wall Sts., proceed down Ohio Ave. to Ninth St., along Monongahela Ave. to Fifth St. continue down Ohio Ave. to Harrison St., up Monongahela Ave. to Fifth St. and dismiss at the fair grounds.. Parade chairman is Leo Sterns, assisted by Paul Dippolito, Samuel Tarli and Walter Cross. Norman Papernick and Sam Marco, general chairman, announced that all trucks will be parked on Allegheny Ave. and the Glassport Auxiliary Police will assist at the affair. Dom Borrelli and Tee Carrabotta will have charge of parking the fire equipment.. The local Women's Auxiliary also will assist at tomorrow's affair. Bernice McClellan and Helen Yesensky are general chairman, assisted by Mrs. Liz Martino, Mrs. Helen Nestor, Clara Dipollito, Mary Carrabotta, Virginia Demarco, Connie Test, Elizabeth Carpella, Rose Kennedy, Theresa Demarco and Thelma Urbansky..Marching units to participate in the parade include Glassport American Legion Post 443 Color Guard, Mon-Yough Civil Defense Unit Girls' carrying banner; Glassport American Legion Majorettes, Bozo the Clown, Glassport High School Band, Central Elizabeth Twp. Majorettes, Liberty Drill Team and Burt Foster Post 361, American Legion.. Area volunteer fire companies to march in the parade include Citizens Hose Co. No.1 and No. 2, Port Vue, Liberty, Dravosburg No. 2, Blaine Hill, Elizabeth, Lincoln, Versailles, Forward Twp., Coulter, Dravosburg No. 1, Sunset, North Versailles, Lock Four, Rainbow White Oak, East McKeesport No. 1, Industry, Buena Vista, Jefferson Rt. 885, Boston, Gill Hall, West Elizabeth, Bunola.. Duquesne Annex, Green Valley, Large, Floreffe, Homewood, Elrama, East Pittsburgh, Swissvale Volunteers, Chaflant, West Wilmerding, Mt. Oliver, Bethel Park, Smithton, Broughton, Richeyville, United Rosco, North Huntington Twp., South Connelsville, Clarksville, Universal No. 6 Washington Twp., Tarentum and Bentleyville. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Lutkus Elected To Head Legion --- Vetold Lutkus has been elected commander of Glassport American Legion Post 443.. Paul Case was nemed senior vice commander, William Stout, junior vice commander; Fiore DeJulius, finace officer; Charles Cope, judge advocate, and Robert Schwerha, historian. John Vavre, Albert Halucha and Larry Manno received executive board posts.. Trustee selections included Michael Slivka, Michael Kontros, Henry Anderson, Dominic Capazzoli and Andrew Deliman. Elected county delegates were Charles Cope, Theodore Govola, Louis Ostroski, Mr. Kontros, Norman Papernick and Michael Petrillo.. Mr. Ostroski, Mr. Vavrek, Mr. Halucha, Edwin Stetz and Mr. Lutkins will be state delegates. Michael Govola and Michael Petrillo will serve as sargeants-at-arms and John Pavol, chaplain. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Bowlers to Meet --- Members of the Intra-Borough Bowling League will meet in special session at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in C.M.O. Hall. All bowlers who participated in the recently completed league play are requested to attend, league officials announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Distribution Set For 'Glahisean' --- Glassport High School's yearbook staff will distribute their annual, the "Glahisean," tomorrow in the high school auditorium from 11 a.m. until noon.. Only students who have receipt cards may obtain their books at this time, school officials announced. Pupils who have lost their receipts or who have not yet completed payment should report to the office between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow, they added.. Teachers' copies of the book will be available in the office tomorrow along with extra annuals which will be sold from 1 until 2 p.m.. Members of the staff have been asked to report to the auditorium at 10:30 a.m. to assist in preparation for the distribution activities. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- 2 Legion Units Join For Dinner --- Glassport American Legion Auxiliary 443 met last night for a spaghetti dinner served by the Legion post.. Those taking part in the joint affair were Edwin Stetz, Legion Commander; Lennie Mulseed, head chef; Charles Dewalt, assistant chef, and waiters Vetold Lutkus, William Stout, Walter Markowitz, Paul Cure, Louis Ostroski, Sam Shorthouse and Ray Burkett.. Mrs. Madelyn Logsdon, auxiliary president, said plans for future trips to veterans hospital were discussed. It was announced that Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Logsdon were granted permission by Scotland School to house two of its students, Ronald and Gerald Short, for a two week stay in their home.. The auxiliary voted $25 to the boys for any expenses they would experience during their stay. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- IOOF Lodge Slates Meeting Tomorrow --- Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the lodge hall under the direction of Maynard Wallet, noble grand.. It was also announced the lodge will sponsor a spaghetti dinner July 2. Tickets can be obtained from any lodge member, Mr. Wallet said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Church Class Slates Covered Dish Picnic --- Philo Christo Class of St. John's Luthern Church will hold a covered dish picnic supper next Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ann Grice, 412 Ohio Ave. In the event of rain, the affair will be moved to the parsonage.. Members are requested to bring their own table service. Mrs. Grice has charge of devotions. Plans will be discussed for a "Hatarama" Aug. 31 in the CIO hall. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 21, 1962 --- Personal --- Joseph Bonadio of 305 Ohio Ave. is recuperating at home after recent surgery. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 22, 1962 --- Property Tax Cut, Wage Levy Adopted ---Final adoption -- finally! That's the way itappeared last night after Glassport School Board officially put its stamp of approval on the 1962-63 school district budget. A wage tax, instead of the tentative 2-mill real estate hike and $10 per capita levy, met the directors' final approval unanimously.. However the budget first was adopted on a 4-3 count. Final unanimous okay was legally recorded with the recinding of the original adoption motion.. Lowered to 20 mills.. The approved budget lowers the current real estate levy of 22 mills to 20 mills and calls for estimated expenditures of $545,535.95. The tentative school district real estate property levy was set at 24 mills, the board noted.. The split in the original balloting occurred when three directors opposed adoption because the budget did not provide for a summer recreation program and another English teacher.President Sol Darling, Pete Gallo and John P. Smith Jr. firmly stated that these two items are necessary.. Mr. Darling said: "I believe, as I stated before, certain things are deemed necessary in our budget. It is the intention of our supervising principal (Joseph Como) and our high school principal (Robert L. LaFrankie) for the two additions and I feel we can provide for these with the extra wage tax -- if we can't go along with this, I'll vote against the passing." Zyra Objects.. Felix Zyra, secretary, the remarked that he "objected to the 'no teacher' provision because the $35,000 set aside for substitute teachers could have been considered but the board voted no in an earlier session.". However, the budget with the omission of the two additional expenditures was adopted -- only for a short time, though.After a discussion in which most visitors agreed with the three negative voters, the board agreed, on a 7-0 vote, to add $5,000 to the budget to cover the cost of another teacher and a summer recreation program..Mr. Zyra pointed out this action was approved with the stipulation that an English teacher be hired only if found necessary after the school schedule is prepared at the end of July-- "right now we just agreed to provide the money in the budget in case the extra instructor is necessary.". 10-Month Collection.. The full one percent wage tax was set up for ten months -- the maximum period the school district can have. Solicito Joseph Gaydos explained that the earliest date the wage tax could take effect is Sept. 1 because the board is required to advertise the levy once a week for three weeks and 30 days following this, the wage taxcan be enforced. This approximate 60 days after July 1 -- beginning the new fiscal year -- means that Sept .1 is the earliest date but most school districts set up the wage tax on a quarterly basis, beginning Oct. 1.. Directors, however agreed unanimously to have the levy in effect beginning with the earlest date of Sept. 1, 1962, until June 30, 1963, after Mr. Gallo, Mr. Smith and Mr. Darling objected to the quarterly method.. "Glassport needs the money," Mr. Darling explained in backing up the full ten-month setup. Mr. Gatdos pointed out that the quarterly procedure is "the most practical method of collection and the fairest to the collection mechanics" but it is legal to begin the tax on the September date if the board decides upon this.. Must Give Notice.. Solicito Gaydos also noted that if the borough intends to collect one half of the one percent wage tax, it must give the board notice at least 45 days prior to setting up the school district budget at the end of the fiscal year in June.This deadline date would fall around April 15, he noted.. The one percent wage tax is estimated to bring in $85,000 to the school district. At first, the board agreed to use only an $80,000 figure, but later changed the figure to read $85,000 when it decided to provide an additional $5,000 in the budget. Solicito Gaydos agreed this figure is realistic.. The additional $5,000, which accounted for the board's final unanimous approval includes a baseball coach and summer recreation director, along with money set aside for another English teacher.. The cost of the director is $450, of which the state will reimburse 58 per cent. Consideration of the recreation leader finally was agreed upon by Mr. Zyra, Frank Rommel, Dr. Carl O. Masch and Dr. Julius Slafka after Directors Darling Gallo and Smithand most visitors pointed out that atheletics is a part of education just as much as English, history and other subjects. "It helpscurb juvenile delinquency," one visitor remarked, "by keeping children off the streets.". Figures Revealed..The $5,0000 figure was added to the tentative $298,718 instruction cost to bring the expenditure up to an estimated $303,718. Other expenses listed in next year's budget are as follows: Administrative cost, $25,305; attendance services, $2,623; health services, $7,623; transportation, $3,951; operation of plant, $36,897.50; maintenance of plant, $14,006; fixed charges, $29,880; student body activities, $3,000; community services, $1,125; capital outlay, $2,494.25; debt service, $30,000; outgoing transfers, $10,000 and temporary loans payable, $75,000.. A breakdown of receipts shows state reimbursement for instruction, $155,000; real estate taxes based on a 20-mill rate, $195,000 one percent wage tax, $85,000; bank balance, $10,000; tuition, $60,000; delinquent taxes, $25,000 and other state reimbursements, $25,534.95. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 22, 1962 --- Parade Route Change Posted --- Norman Papernick and Sam DeMarco, chairman of tonight's firemen's parade, today announced a change in the marching route.. Participating units will move down First St. from Ohio Ave. to Monongahela Ave., instead of going to Harrison St. in order to avoid traffic congestion, the chairman explained.. The following men have been requested to meet at the fire hall at 6 o'clock prior to the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock: Leo Stearns, Paul Dippolito, Sam Tarli, Walter Cross, Tom Mingo, John Mianzo, Homer Furman, Frank Moranelli, Nick Moranelli, Vincent Babyak, Sebastian Gibilisco, George Harff, John Digiacomo, Stev Markowitz, Louis Campano, Fran Dicheria, David Petrillo, Frank Pociask, Joseph Kennedy, Paul Wirebaugh, Joseph Zlik, John Stipka, Charles Gorun, Peter Latin, Cy Yesensky, Umbert Gigli, John Svatz, John Ryaby and Mike Kontras..Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 22, 1962 --- Delaware Ave. Open To Traffic Again --- Delaware Ave. closed for the last six weeks for paving and construction of a retaining wall reopened to traffic yesterday.. Councilman Dominic Borelli, chairman of the street committee, commended residents of the street for "their cooperation during the inconvenience." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 22, 1962 --- Bowlers to Meet --- Inter-boro Bowling League will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Catholic Men's Organization Hall. OOfficials have requested all bowlers who participated in the league to attend the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 23, 1962 --- Firemen Post Parade Results --- Jefferson Route 885 Fire Company won two awards last night at the Glassport Firemen's parade.. The neighboring community took a citation for the most men, while its Ladies Auxiliary was judged the best in procession.. Other awards included best marching, Audels of Clairton; best drum and bugle corps. Burt Foster American Legion Post, McKeesport; comic unit, Port Vue Band; squad car, Elizabeth; ambulance, Natrona Height's Citizen's Hose Co. No. 2; aerial ladder, Brentwood; pumper, Fairhope and longest distance, Richeyville.. More than 50 units took part in the parade. Mayor Robert Shaw served as announcer, with assistant fire chief Frank DiChiera, assisting. Judges were George Winso, secretary, Allegheny Fire Chief's Association and a member of Vigilance Co. No. 1, Port Vue; Albert Ward, secretary Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council and member of U. S. Steel's Irvin Works Fire Co. West Mifflin; Chief Michael J. Popko, Clairton and Edward Thompson Jr., chief of Dravosburg No. 1 Co.. The fair, held by Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 on grounds near the station this week will conclude tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 23, 1962 --- Church to Mark 'Conference Day' --- Sam Dudley, lay preacher and a member of the Glassport Methodist Church, will deliver the sermon there tomorrow when the congregation observes Conference Sunday.. The special service recognizes the annual session of the Western Pennsylvania Conference at Grove City this week where Robert Staup, the regular minister will be ordained a deacon.. Mr. Dudley said his topic for the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services will be "Self-Encouragement." A short board meeting is scheduled following the 10:45 a.m. worship, he added.. It also was announced the Gleaners Class will assemble at 8 p.m. Monday in the home of Mrs. Jack Singer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 23, 1962 --- Board Retains Employes, 4-3 --- Borough school board officials have approved the rehiring of all non-professional employes of the school district for the 1962-63 fiscal year.. The move was not agreeable, however to all seven members on the board. President Sol Darling, Pete Gallo and John P. Smith Jr. cast negative ballots when the issue was voted upon at this week's board session.. The three directors voted against the action because they objected to one name on the list of non-professional workers -- that of Mrs. Edith Slafka, wife of director Julius Slafka, who has been occupying the position of truant officer for over ten years.. Mr. Gallo contended to day that he questions the legality of Mr. Slafka casting a vote for a relative. Solicitor Joseph Gaydos ruled at the session that "Mr. Slafka could cast a vote should he desire." But I cannot give you (the board) any case decisions because there're aren't any in any books up to the last month.". Mr. Gaydos pointed out that a board member cannot vote for a relative if he is a professional teacher or a professional employe but the job of truant officer does not fall under a professional status.. After the solicitor's decision on the matter, Mr. Gallo submitted the name of a borough widow for the position adding: "If she should consider, I will be satisfied.". President Darling backed up his dissenting vote by stating that "many hardship cases exist in the borough and it would be a nice gesture to hire someone else." Mr. Smith advised that the board interview applicants for the position.. Approval of the present holder of the position of truant officer came when Director Felix Zyra, Frank Rommel, Mr. Slafka and Dr. Carl P. Masch voted "yes" on the motion to retain all non-professional employes of the school district at stipulated budget salaries. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 23, 1962 --- Sermon Listed --- "Light from Heaven" will be the Rev. L. Jack Paxton's sermon theme at the 11 a.m. worship tomorrow in First Presbyterian Church. Sunday School will convene at 9:45. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- Drill Team Sets Outdoor Picnic --- Miss Eleanor Payne, senior advisor to the Junior Drill Team of the Glassport American Legion Post 443 Auxiliary, announced an outdoor picnic will take place Saturday at South Park.. Those attending will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Legion Home. Parents and brothers and sisters of members also may attend and should contact Miss Payne or Mrs. Madolyn Logsdon if planning to do so.. Miss Payne has requested parents interested in providing transportation to contact herself or Mrs. Logsdon.. The picnic will feature sports events and swimming. Those who plan to swim should have written consent of parents or should be accompanied by a parent, Mrs. Logsdon said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- CYC Schedules Summer Event --- Catholic Youth council of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church has planned a picnic at Kollars on Washington Blvd. as a final social event of the summer.. The event is set for Saturday and those desiring transportation are to meet at the church on Ohio Ave. at 1:30 p.m.. Arrangements are in charge of Janemarie Diederich, who may be contacted for additional information. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- Auxiliary Meets --- Ladies Auxiliary to Sons of Italy will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the SOI clubrooms with vice president Mrs. Pauline Puskaric conducting the business session and serving as hostess. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- Community Library Workers Selected --- Volunteers from Glassport Women's Club will staff the Sameul A. Weiss Community Library this week. Library hours are from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.. Tomorrows workers are Jean Carpenter, Margaret Durosko, Sophie Mazur and Ruth McAuliffe; Wednesday's staff includes Lois Eierhart, Phyllis Kazmarik, Rae Papernick and Jeannette Miller, and Thursday's workers are Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Helen Miller and Helen Pavliscak. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- Dr. Roy Hickes To Be Promoted --- Dr. Roy Hickes, associate professor of education at Wittenberg University, Springfield, O., will be promoted to full professorship Sept. 1, Dean John N. Stauffer announced.. Dr. Hickes, principal of Glassport High School from 1938 until 1951, joined the Wittenberg faculty in the Autumn of 1960.. In 1961, he assumed additional duties as director of Wittenberg's Summer Session. He is a graduate of Indiana State College and earned his master of education degree at Pennsylvania State University and doctor of education degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- League Plans Family Picnic --- St. Cecilia's Men's Bowling League has planned a family basket picnic July 4 at commissioner's cottage in South Park.. Members may bring guests. Officers are in charge of financial arrangements. A varied sports program has been slated for the all day affair with Anthony Shumber in charge.. League officers are Nate Bonadio, president; Steve Fedak, vice president; William Bonadio, secretary; and Melvin Phillips, treasurer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 25, 1962 --- Junior Firemen Meet --- Junior Firemen will meet at 7 p.m. today in citizens Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall. All members are urged to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1962 --- Sermons Set By Pastors --- "Monument of Our Heritage" has been selected by the Rev. Robert Staup as his sermon topic for the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m services tomorrow in Glassport Methodist Church.. A meeting of the trustees is slated following the service. Official board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Golden Hour Bible Class convenes at 8 p.m. Thursday in the home of Mrs. Harry Byard with Mrs. Ora Robinson leading devotions and Mrs. Lillian Rennie presiding.. Ordinance of Holy Communion will be observed at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. B. Oliver speaking on "It is the Lord's Passover".. Special Music.. Special music will be provided by the choir with Miss Margaret VanNatta as guest organist. Mrs. Dorothy Olsen and Miss Betty Sherman will staff the nursery during the service.. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. directed by James Weber with "Josiah's Reform" as the study theme. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, a fellowship dinner is slated, at which time the congregation will honor the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Stewart.. The Rev. Dr. William A. Logan, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church has chosen "Dumb Excuses That Destroy" as his theme for tomorrow's 11 a.m. service in the No. 1 Fire Hall.. Other Events.. Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. with Mrs. John Fabry in charge. Sunday School Board and teachers will covene at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parsonage.. United Lutheran Church Women will convene at 8 p.m. Thursday in the home of Mrs. Henrietta Randig, Bellebridge Rd.. The Rev. L. Jack Paxton, new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will bring the message at the 11 a.m. service. Sunday School, at 9:45 a.m., will be conducted by Lloyd Greinert. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1962 T. Frank Soles Honored on 80th Birthday T. Frank Soles was honored on his 80th birthday at a dinner last night at Youghiogheny Country Club. Mr. Soles, chairman of the board of Talon Inc. and former president of the old Bank of Glassport, is known in the district for his many benefactions. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 2, 1962 --- SOI Band Sets Concerts Here --- Sons of Italy Band will present a concert at the Glassport Honor Roll Sunday, band leader Edward George announced. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA July/August/September 2012. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

August 27, 1962 --- Glassport - Bowl Game Set For Labor Day --- Plans are under way for the second annual Copperweld Steel Bowl game to be played Labor Day at Glassport's Ninth St. stadium. A large turnout is expected to see the World Champion McKeesport Little Tigers play the Wilmerding Eleven. Source: McKeesport Heritage Center Newsletter, McKeesport, PA July/August/September 2012. Original article taken from the Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 1, 1962 --- Senior Citizens Group Slates Month's Events --- National Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation is continuing its educational classes in conjunction with the Allegheny County Community College, North Campus, at its Monongahela Avenue Senior Citizens Center every Tuesday in November at 12:30 p.m. Tomorrow's topic is "Medicare," Jane Case, site coordinator announced. The classes are open to the public.. The Center is open each Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those 60 years of age and older and their spouses. Lunch is served by reservation every weekday at 11:30 a.m. The "Brag-a-Bit" craft circle continues to meet each Thursday afternoon at.12:30. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 1, 1962 --- Senior Citizens Slate Set Meeting, Party --- Senior Citizens ladies group will meet Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the center. Plans will be made and reservations will be taken for the Dec. 1 Christmas party, spokeswoman Jean Price said. Serving on the lunch committee are May Dworek, Peg Burch and Alice Helsel.. On Nov. 10, the senior citizens will hold their monthly business meeting at the center, with Fred Kass presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 1, 1962 --- Special Meeting Slated --- Glassport Womens Club will hold a special meeting on Thursday, with with Mrs. Peter Frobuck presiding. At that time, new members will be installed and plans will be finalized for the Nov. 10 Lions affair. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 1, 1962 --- Polish Club Plans Rally --- Polish American Political Club will sponsor the final political rally for Tuesday's election at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Polish National Alliance Hall, Sixth and Indiana Aves.. Attorney Joseph M. Gaydos and Nicholas G. Siudela, club president, will have charge of the rally, which is open to the public.. Speakers, it was announced, will include Cong. elmer J. Holland, candidate for Congress; Sen. Joseph D. Ripp, candidate for state senator; George E. Jenkins, Edward L. Ivory, Thomas F. Sullivan and John J. Murray, candidates for legislature; Joseph Dobbs, Allegheny County Coroner; John J. McGrady, County Commisioner; Joseph T. witkowski, Democratic Chairman of the borough, and Mayor Robert Shaw.. Committees for Saturday's rally are as follows: Arrangements -- John Uziel, Joseph Krol, Andrew Slafka, Adolph Ichiewicz, Edward Witkowski, Paul Miereczko, Stanley Szpanka, John Krol Jr., James Sowerby, Joseph Ejchost and Edward Pasinski; decorations -- John Deliman, Val Uziel, Walter Krol, Casimir Pasinski, John Ryaby, Hugh Wesolowski, and Michael Bagay.Reception -- Stephen Marcus, Felix Zyra, John Tudek, Frank Anuszkiewicz, Clarence Urbanski, Walter Klimek, Joseph Chuia, anthony Kruszka, Francis Amber, Stanley Wawrzeniak, Frank Tacik, John Borkowski, Joseph Zeleznik, Raymond Cegelski, Edward Ichiewicz, Stanley Hudla, Stanley Tyszkiewicz, Onufry Siudela and Frank Kwolek. Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

June 17, 1963 --- Mary Mraz Named Queen --- Westmoreland County Esquires marched off with top honors Saturday in the Mon Yough Silver Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps "Flag Day Pageant" in Glassport High School stadium.. Presiding over the evening's activities was Mary Kay Mraz, a Glassport High School cheer leader who was crowned "Flag Day Pageant Queen" by last year's winner, Miss Diana Molinari; 500 Wall St., Glassport.. The new queen was the representative of the Junior Women's Club and is the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert Mraz, 1010 Delaware Ave., Glassport. Named Runner-up.. Runner-up in the queen contest was Patti Mihalko, representative of Reliance Hose Co. No. 2. Others participating were Miss Jackie Clifford, American Legion , Auxiliary Post 443 entrant; Miss Esther Rowson. Glassport, Eagles contestant and Miss Terry Straker, Teenage Danceland entrant.. .In marching competition, the Westmoreland unit garnered 79.2 points to capture first place. The Esquires, organized in 1980, is comprised of men from various Westmoreland communities with the West Newton Yellow Jackets serving as nucleus of the group.. The Esquires are Pennsylvania's American Legion State Champions of 1962 -and were judged--as were other units on marching and maneuvering, chumming, bugling, general effect and timing.. Other Groups.. Other marching groups competing included the Sharpsburg cadets, the Latrobe Colonials, the Meadville Thunderbirds and the Derry Crusaders.. Exhibition units for the affair were McKeesport Majorettes, Cresson Drill and Patrol Units, Glassport Rangerettes and Meridian All-Girl Drum and Fife Corps. The colors were raised by Glassport American Legion Honor Guard.. Following the competition, the winning corps paraded through Glassport and with the other unit proceeded to the American Legion Home where a party was arranged for all participants. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 16, 1963 --- Glassporter Herren Signed by Wheeling --- A Western Pennsylvanian who traveled all the way to Omaha, Neb., to play his college football is a candidate for the Wheeling Ironman grid squad.. Jim Herren, a 225-pounder from Glassport, has been signed by the Wheeling pro club, it was announced today by Tom Keane general manager and head coach of the Ironmen.. Heren, 23, probably will be used as an offensive guard or offensive tackle by the defending United Football League champions, Keane indicates. The former Glassport High star was used at both positions in college.. Herren, whose last college season was the 1960 campaign, comes to the Ironmen after service in the army. He's a 1957 product of Glassport High, where he won All-WPIAL honors and was picked as the most valuable player. He was also a basketball and baseball performer in high school.. The new Ironman played four years of college ball at Omaha University and in his senior year not only made the Central Intercollegiate Conference all-star team but was also picked as Omaha's most valuable player.. At Herren's weight, his best chance with the Ironmen appears to be as an offensive lineman since Denny Davis and George Demko of last year's defensive "front four," are returning and Keane has also signed big Pete Livingston, a husky from Florida A. & M.. There's a vacancy at offensive tackle with Bob McCreary moving up to the Canadian League and also at guard since Andy Cook is the only offensive guard from last year's squad who is under contract for the coming campaign. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1963 --- CMO Picnic Set Sunday --- Plans for the Catholic Men's Organization annual picnic Sunday at Gliwa's Farm were completed last night at a meeting in the CMO Hall.. Pat Peebly and Elmer Kruzek, general chairmen for the outing, reported the picnic will begin at 2 p. m. and is open to members, their families and friends.. Dancing will mark the evening entertainment with Ralph Martino's Orchestra providing music from 7 until 11 p. m.. Committee chairmen include: Tickets, Steve Fedak and Nate Bonadio; orchestra, Nate Bonadio; games, Stanley Zak and William Bonadio: refreshments, Matt Rozanski and Dunny Molinari.. Supplies, Joe Lovasic and Robert Karsnak; kitchen, Carl Zupi and James Brown and parking, Edward Valencik. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 6, 1963 25the Anniversary Year Set for Glassport Club The Twenty-fifth birthday anniversary year of the Woman's Club of Glassport will open with a meeting of the membership on Sept. 19. Presiding will be Mrs. Ralph Rankin. The group is continuing sponsorship of the community library, a project that was started in September of 1941. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

October 17, 1963 - (From 40 yrs ago MDN October 17, 2003) An impasse in negotiations to end the strike at Pittsburgh Foundry and Machine Co. continues, but signs of a possible breakthrough emerge. The Glassport Foundry has been closed for nearly two weeks due to the strike.

October 22, 1963 --- 'No Loitering,' Urbanski Warns! --- Police Chief Clarence Urbanski issued a warning to girls and boys who loiter in front of Monongahela Ave. stores that the police have been ordered to break up gangs.. He asked parents to cooperate by discouraging their sons and daughters from this practice. "These young people have no business collecting in front of stores, blocking the sidewalks and leaning on the parking meters," the chief said.. He added that the police officers will break the gangs up and boys or girls not obeying the orders will be taken to juvenile court.. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Auxiliary to Meet --- Ladies Auxiliary to the Sons of Italy will meet at 7:30 p. m. today in the SOI Clubrooms with Mrs. Josephine Barbera presiding. Mrs. Mimi Matwick will be hostess. Members are urged to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Pack 51 to Gather --- Cub Pack 51 of Holy Cross (Church will have a combined pack meeting and Halloween party it 8 p. m. tomorrow in the Holy Cross Recreation Center. Parents land interested persons may atlend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Personal --- Mrs. Eva Snepp Wozniak of 938 Delaware Ave. is a patient in McKeesport Hospital. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Ceremony Slated --- An initiation ceremony honoring George A. Germak is slated at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Eagles Home, Allegheny Ave.. with Glassport Aerie 1185, FOE, in charge of arrangements. A turkey dinner will be served by the FOE Auxiliary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Continued Meeting --- Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 will have a continued business session at 7:30 p. m. today in the fire hall with Norman Papernick presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Plans Completed For Testimonial --- The testimonial banquet honoring Miss Lillian Demestichas who ret:red after 34 year service with the Glassport School District, is scheduled at 6:30 p. m. tomorrow in the Penn McKee Hotel, McKeesport.. Chairman Norman Papernick announced 250 tickets have been sold for the affair, and any last minute out-of-town residents who wish to attend are to contact him. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- J-V Wins Third --- Glassport Junior Varsity football team defeated Clairton Junhor Varsity, 13 to 6, yesterday bringing their record to three wins and one loss. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 22, 1963 --- Quiet Prevails In Area Strike --- Westinghouse Talks Also Deadlocked -- Quiet prevailed again today in the strike at Pittsburgh Steel Foundry & Machine Co. and negotiations remained deadlocked at Westinghouse Electric Corp.. Neither management nor union spokesmen had anything further to say regarding the foundry walkout, now in its fourth week. Picketing continues at the Glassport plant but bargaining is at a standstill. Formal talks have been broken off since Thursday, Oct. 10. The strike started Sept. 29 and has idled more than 900 workers.. Westinghouse representatives met in Pittsburgh once more with the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE and the United Electrical Workers (UE) to discuss a new contract. Mediators Present Federal mediators sat in on company talks with the ME Monday. The firm also held sessions with the UE but failed to reach an understanding with either union. Both unions have been negotiating on a day-to-day basis since their contracts ran out at midnight Oct. 14. A third union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, has received authorization from its locals to strike If a settlement with the firm is not reached by midnight Oct. 31. The three unions represent about 54,000 employes at Westinghouse plants across the nation. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- Halloween Fete Set By Lutheran Class --- The Philo Christo Class of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a masquerade Halloween party tomorrow at the home of Mrs. Julia Zebroski, Walker Heights, Elizabeth. Cars will leave the parsonage at 7:45 p. m. Members may take guests. Prizes will be awarded in various categories for costumes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- IOOF Lodge Lists Meeting Tomorrow --- Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, IOOF, will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the IOOF hall with James Robertson, noble grand, in charge.. Communities will be named for the year and plans outlined for future events. All members are urged to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- Rebekahs Announce Initiation Practice --- A practice session for initiation is slated from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday in the IOOF hall by Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563. A business meeting in charge of Noble Grand Mary Wallett will follow at 8 o'clock and a Halloween party will mark the social hour. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- Legion Post Cards Events --- Glassport Amerlcan Legion Post 443 has completed plans for social activities for 1963, John Vavrek, Junior Vice Commander announced.. Nov. 9 has been set aside as Dollar Night and will be held in conjunction with the Silver Lancers Junior Drum and Bugle Corps.. Dancing to an orchestra and games will mark the entertainment. Refreshments will be provided.. Commander Louis Ostroski is general chairman, assisted by Mr. Vavrek, co-chairman, Ted Govola, William Stolarck, Raymond Logsdon, Helen Sotak, Bernard Ackerman, Charles Madden, Leonard Malseed and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fleckenstein.. Services are scheduled at the Glassport Honor Roll Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Refreshments will be served at the Legion Home following the service and from 9 p.m. until midnight.. In charge of arrangements are William Krills, chairman, Vetold Lutkus and William DeWalt.. Edwin Stetz heads the Christmas party committee assisted by Robert Pavol, William Stout and Peter Shenkel while the New Year's committee includes Edward Case, chairman, Raymond Logsdon, Charles Cope and Jack Coulter. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- 11 Scouts Earn 2nd Class Rank --- William L. Hough, Boy Scout Commissioner chairman of Troop 51, announced 11 boys were named Second Class Scouts by the Board of Review. Earning the rank were Steve Ganchuk, Steve Gribschaw, Mike Leshnock, Tom Milczarczyk, Ronald Kudla, Stanley Podkul, Edward Siwiec, Mark Wesolowski, Ted Wesolowski, Mike Zombek and James Uziel. Present at the ceremony were Arthur Marini, assistant district commissioner, W. B. Morrison Jr., neighborhood commissioner and Edward F. Siwiec, chairman of the Board of Review. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- Party Scheduled --- Ladies Auxiliary to Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the fire hall with Mrs. Helen Yesensky presiding. A Halloween party will follow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1963 --- Faix Outlines Rotary Plans --- William Faix conducted last night's meeting of the Glassport Rotary Club and discussed plans for the coming year.. He reported on Rotary International and outlined the expectations of the parent group for each local club.. Mr. Faix remarked that each Rotary Club has a "Brother Club" in a foreign country and a close relationship in correspondence and exchange of souvenirs will do much to further the idea of brotherhood.. Frank Ciavarra, program chairman, reported on the plans for programs and projects that will benefit the community. Membership chairman Byron Ingraham reported on the classifications open for new members.. A report on the football banquet was given by Davis Grove who said it is slated Nov. 19 at the Presbyterian Church.. Dr. Julius Slafka reminded members of Ladies Night next Wednesday when wives will be feted to dinner and a show at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 24, 1963 --- HEADLINES: UNION TO VOTE ON FOUNDRY PACT --- Negotiations In Accord on 2-Year Plan -- Ratification Could Result in Startup Next Week - Some employes would be recalled tomorrow and production would resume probably Monday if strikers vote favorably tonight on a new contract with Pittsburgh Steel Foundry & Machine Company.. The more than 900 members of the United Steelworkers Local 1306 are scheduled to assemble at 8 p.m. in Glassport High School auditorium to act on an agreement recommended by their negotiators.. The package, providing pay boosts and additional fringe benefits valued by union sources at 10 1/2 to 11 1/2 cents and hour, was hammered out by USW bargainers and management in a five hour session yesterday.. It would run two years and embraces an extended vacation plan.. Orderly Recall.. Company spokesmen said an orderly recall of social workers would follow if the the local's members accepts the tentative agreement.. They said maintenance personnel would reeter the plant tomorrow but indicated that actual production probably could not start again until Monday because operations are normally down on weekends.. Peter Kasyan Jr., president of Local 1306, says he is recommending ratification.. Kasyan termed the settlement proposal "a flexible package" which embraces a boost of seven cents an hour in pay plus pension insurance and vacation benefits which would push the value "to 10 1/2 cents an hour at least".. 'Hard.. Cold Facts'.. Joseph Odorcich, staff representative of USW District 15, mentioned an 11 1/2 cent figure and added: "Some will say the company granted an 11 1/2- cent package. But the hard cold facts are the company grants it, but the workers have to go out an earn their share and the company's share by the sweat of their brow.". Odorcich said he and District Director Paul Hilbert "deplore the fact that enough industrial statesmanship wasn't shown prior to the strike" to head it off. The walkout started midnight Sept. 28.. "It took only three face-to-face meetings after the strike to do what we could have done before the wage reopener came into effect," Odorcich said.. "I hope both sides learned," he said.. Writ Delay Seen.. The general accord by principals at the bargaining table evidently brought about a delay by foundry customers who sought and received court orders to clear the way for removal by the customers of patterns and castings from the plant.. Representatives of Chrysler Corp., from the Detroit Tank Arsenal, Clark Bros. of Olean, N.Y. and Duff-Norton Co. of North Carolina appeared at the foundry yesterday with writs of replevin to secure the materials. A deputy sheriff was present. But no move was made to take out any finished goods or other items from the plant, when wordwas flashed that the two sides were making progress toward a strike settlement.. Vulcan Iron Works of Wilkes-Barre also filed a petition in Common Please Court to recover equipment.. The company last week said it would consider steps to close down the foundry unless the strike ended soon.. Simultaneous Strike.. The strike started simultaneously with a walkout by members of USW Local 1406 at the foundry's Fort Pitt Steel Casting Division in McKeesport. Both are owned by Textron Inc.. The casting division strike ended with an accord on a new contract providing wage and fringe benefit increases estimated to be worth 10 1/2 cents an hour. The Fort Pitt contract does not contain extended vacation plan provisions.. Meanwhile, officials of the Westinghous Electric Corp. were to sit down this afternoon with federal mediators and representatives of the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) in an effort to clear some of the blocks to a new contract.. Wednesday, even extended sessions didn't help. Federal mediator Joseph Piconke called the first night session in three weeks of bargaining, but when it broke up at 11:30 p.m., the report was still "no progress.". The union officials representing 36,000 Westinghouse employees, have been negotiating on a day-to-day basis since passing up a strike option at midnight Oct. 14.. Westinghouse also continued talks with the United Electrical Workers Union (UE), representing 6,000 employees. The UE also declined to strike Oct. 14. Federal mediators were not involved in this set of talks. Source: Daily News, McKeesport, PA.

November 22, 1963 --- Charles Cope Honored Here --- Charles H. Cope Jr., past commander of Glassport American Legion Post 443 and current state department hospital chairman, has received recognition from the National Headquarters of the American Legion.. National Commander Daniel F. Foley informed Mr. Cope the National Executive Committee of the American Legion confirmed his appointment as a general member of the national membership and post activities committee.. The action took place at the October meeting "upon the recommendation of your Department Officers in recognition of the service which you have rendered to your Post and to your Department," Mr. Foley's letter states. It continues that Mr. Cope's term on the committee will run until the close of the 1964 Fall meeting of the National Executive Committee.. "I feel sure that, as a member of this committee you will continue your American Legion services, particularly in the area of membership and of the post activities which provide the basis for membership growth.". "Because of your past contribution, I have suggested to your Department Officers that they utilize your talent and ability making our 45th anniversary year in 1964 a complete success," the letter states. "Whatever success the American Legion attains in 1964 will be the result of team effort, and I am happy to have you as a member of that team," Mr. Foley's letter concludes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1963 --- Group to Meet --- Sons of American Legion Post 443 will meet at 1 p. m. tomorrow in the post home. George Raine, senior adviser, noted interested boys may attend the session. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1963 --- Change Meeting Date --- Ladies' Auxiliary to Citizen's Host Co. No. 1 will meet Monday at 8 p. m. in the fire hall instead of Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday, President Mrs. Helen Yesensky announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1963 --- CMO Forum Set In CMO Hall --- The Catholic Men's Organization will sponsor a forum at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in the CMO Hall with the Rev. Ted Rutkowski, assistant pastor of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth, as the guest speaker.. Fathers of eighth grade boys of Holy Cross and St. Cecilia Churches are extended a special invitation to attend this session.. The theme for discussion will be "What Boys Encounter on the Road to Priesthood." In charge, of arrangements are Nate Bonadio, chairman, Ron Meisl, John Lisi, Ralph Martino and Nick Martino.. Plans are under way to have the Most Rev. John J. Wright, Bishop of Pittsburgh Diocese, as guest speaker Feb. 16, 1964. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1963 --- Project Carded --- A Thanksgiving project will be completed by the Glassport American Slovak Club at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Slovak Hall. Officers and members are requested to attend. Refreshments will be served. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1963 --- Local Lions to Honor Judge John Hester --- John P. Hester, a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, will be honored by the Glassport Lions Club at a testimonial dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mazur Hotel.. The 48-year-old judge is a charter member of the Lions Club and served as its first secretary.. He was born in McKeesport, a son of the late Jerry and Mary McLaughlin Hester, and resided in Glassport many years. He was graduated from the Gonzaga School for Boys in Washington D.C., where he was active in sports.. Active in Sports.. During 10th, 11th and 12th grades, he played varsity ball on the baseball, basketball and football squads, and his ability enabled Gonzaga to achieve outstanding records in all three sports. While a student there, he also ran the 440 and 880 on the track team.. Judge Hester was graduated from Duquesne University in 1940 and from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1943. He began his legal practice in 1945 in Glassport with the firm of Hoffman and Hester.. In 1945, Judge Hester was named Borough Solicitor for Glassport, Dravosburg, Millvale and Heidelberg, and served as School Board Solicitor, for Glassport, Millvale and North Fayette Twp.. He was named solicitor for the Allegheny County Retirement System in 1948, a capacity he served until 1964.. Borough Secretary.. In addition, he was Glassport Borough Secretary from 1938 until 1941, was elected to Borough Council and served from 1942 until 1950. He served as Council president from 1944 until 1950.. After World War II, Judge Hester was cited by the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion for "devising a system of bonus benefits for children of deceased veterans whose mothers had remarried," a system which expedited the procedure at a low cost.. He retains membership in the County Association of Boroughs, the State Association of Borough Solicitors and the State Association of School District Solicitors.. Judge Hester is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He married the former Marion Haube of Brentwood in 1948 and they reside in Whitehall. They are members of St. Elizabeth's Church.. Appointed is 1981.. Judge Heater was appointed to a seat on the County Court bench in 1980 when his nomination by former for David L. Lawrence was confirmed by the State Senate. He was elected to the same post in 1961. and in September of this year, be was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas.. Nominated by the Democrats and Republicans. Judge Hester was elected a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the November election.. Tickets for the testimonial dinner may be purchased from members of the Glassport Lions from program chairman John Tarle, President Charles Gorun or Joseph F Como.. Joseph T. Witkowski, borough tax collector, will ask the invocation and Mr. Tarle will welcome the members and guests. Dinner will follow and music will be provided by pianist Michelle Smith.. Musical Selections.. Selections from musical comedies will be sung by Dr. Robert A. Dannels and Mrs. Joanne Colflesh Horn. Mrs. Lois Drury will be their accompanist.. Glassport's native son Judge Samuel A. Weiss will introduce the main speaker for the evening, Sen. Leonard C. Staisey.. Following the presentation of an award to Judge Hester by Mr. Tarle, the honored guest will offer remarks. Mr. Gorun will adjourn the meeting and dancing will follow with music by the Al Farkas Orchestra. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 2, 1963 --- Dramatic Club Presents Play --- The Dramatic Club of Glassport High School will present a mystery comedy, "Murder Came in Three's," at 8 p. m. Wednesday at the high school auditorium.. Mrs. Eleanor Tragesser, faculty adviser of the Dramatic Club, directed the play which was written by Mortimer Sprague.. The cast includes Charles Burkett and Charlotte Criste who play the lead roles; John Cox, Jayne Carothers, Sandy Tragesser, Mary Margaret Masch, Jim Halavats.. Patricia Watkins, Ruth Martin, William Bagan, Linda Salzman, Larry Kirkwood and Robert Shorthouse. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 2, 1963 --- Sports Program Set Saturdays --- The Saturday basketball program for boys in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Glassport schools, will continue each week from 9 a. m. until 4:30 p. m. under the direction of Werner A. Boes and Robert Lokash.. Eighth graders from Second Ward School will play from 9 until -10:30 a. m. and seventh graders from Second Ward from 10:30 a.m. untill noon.. From noon until 1:30 p. m., seventh and eighth graders from St. Cecilia School; 1:30 until 3 p. m., seventh and eighth graders from Holy Cross and from 3 until 4:30 p. m. sixth graders from all Glassport schools. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 2, 1963 --- Christmas Party Set By Cub Pack 52 --- Cub Pack 52 of St. Cecilia Church has planned a Christmas party for 7 p. m. Dec. 18 at the church social hall.. December den mothers include Mrs. Betty Hrehocik, Mrs. Laverne Lovasic and Mrs. Louise Komonder. A sale of electric light bulbs is planned for January. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1963 --- Women Hold Holiday Fete --- The Woman's Association of the First Presbyterian Church observed the holidays with a Christmas party last night in the church.. Devotions were led by Mrs. Wilma Purnell on "The Christmas Consecration Service.". Mrs. Gwen Shaw, retiring president, installed the administrative staff including Mrs. Margaret Hartman. president; Mrs. Myrna Hughes, secretary and Mrs. Edith Bell, treasurer.. Committes were named as follows: program, Miss Mildred Snyder, chairman, Mrs. Alice Jones, Mrs. Marie Blaha, Mrs. Grace Shuster, fellowship, Mrs. Purnell, chairman. Mrs. Betty Cox and Mrs. Irma Robertson; and world service, Mrs. Hazel Davis.. Carol singing followed and a gift exchange of home made articles was featured during the social hour.. Hostesses were Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Dawn Paxton, Mrs. Margaret Hartman, Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Davis. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 3, 1963 --- Cadet Troop Has Ceremony --- Cadet Girl Scout Troop 1271 met last night at the American Legion Hall for an investiture and rededication service.. Mrs. William Dzurko, Scout leader, welcomed the girls and the Girl Scout promise was read by Mrs. Donald Stepko, co-leader.. Participating in the flag ceremony and invested were Irene Magyar, Lisa Simon, Cathy Resco, Margaret Ann Siudela and Debby Panepinto.. Readings were given by Danette Stepko and Deidra Kirkwood. A candlelight ceremony followed in the charge of Mrs. Dzurko. Rededicated were Cindy Davis, Letty Jo Hrehocik, Margaret Kula, Theresa Vranka, Linda Raden, Doris Halavats, Debby Davis, Donna Gribshaw, Deidra Kirkwood and Linda Withers.. A skit was presented by Linda Raden, Debby Davis, Letty Jo Hrehocik and Donna Gribshaw. The Girl Scout Chant was read by Mrs. Dzurko. Group singing and dancing followed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 13, 1964 --- Open House At Library --- Glassport residents may view the new addition at Samuel A. Weiss Community Library during a three-day, open house tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 6: 30 until 8 p. m.. Tomorrow's visitation is reserved for adults and high school students only. On Wednesday, pupils in seventh and eighth grades will be received and on Thursday fourth, fifth and sixth graders may visit.. Library officials said no books may be taken out during the open house period, but added the library will open to members next week.. Any adult or child 10 years old or in the fourth grade who is not a member and wishes to join the library may register on these three evenings.. In an effort to solicit public interest and obtain funds for maintenance, an organisation known as Friends of the Library, is being instituted.. Any borough citizen interested in this endeavor may, upon giving as annual donation of any amount, receive a membership card, library officials said.. Workers for the open house are as follows: Tuesday - Henrietta Rizzo, Mary Davis, Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Jean Carpenter and Catherine Richards; Wednesday -- Lois Ehrhart, Mildred Rankin, Marian Watkins, Norma Lehman and Dorothy Miller.. Thursday - Phyllis Kasmarik, Ann Williams, Ruth McAuliffe, Mildred Wojciechowski, Kathleen Smith and Margaret Repine. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 16, 1964 --- Glassport Priest's Transfer Listed --- Bishop John J. Wright of the Pittsburgh Diocese today announced the transfer of the assistant pastor of St. Cecilia's Church in Glassport.. The Rev. Ralph V. Stack will assume new duties as assistant pastor of St. Paul's Church in Butler and its missions St. Christopher, Prospeck; and St. Louis, West Sunburg.. The Rev. Charles O. Peterman was named assistant pastor at St. Cecilia. He formerly served as assistant at St. Agnes in Pittsburgh's Oakland section. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 7, 1964, Page 4 Electrical Work Set At Glassport Stadium Work on the lighting at Glassport Memorial Stadium is scheduled to begin as soon as insurance policies are in order… In the meantime, the stadium's concrete wall that was damaged in the tornado-like storm last August, is being removed. School Director Peter E. Gallo said tentative plans are under way to install an Alumoweld fence in the economy move. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

July 14, 1964, Page 16 New Shopping Center Proposed for Borough A shopping center at Seventh St. and Allegheny Ave. may be in the offing for Glassport, members of Borough Council learned last night. Two former local businessmen, Alan and Charles Patterson, appeared before the Councilman body to request an informal meeting to discuss such a possibility. The Patterson's operated the Steel City Lumber Co. at Seventh St. and Allegheny Ave. before it was destroyed in the storm last August. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 11, 1964, Page 5 'Curb All Spending,' Councilmen Urged Departments of Council last night were urged to "watch all spending." Councilmen agreed that in order to satisfy the constant demands of borough residents for improvements, that's all they can do - "watch, as they spend." Councilman Nicholas G. Siudela, chairman of the finance committee, stressed spending must be "shut down now: and the problems of each committee must be studied to see where they are headed financially. "We not only have to cut extras, we must cut necessities if we want to clean up current certificates of indebtedness before we borrow new ones,": Mr. Siudela said. He pointed out the street committee is the hardest hit and has only $13,000 left in the budget with five months more to go. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

August 13, 1964, Page 14 Council Stands Firm; Parking Lot 'Out' Borough Council is standing firm on its decision to refuse a request of two local businessmen to improve a portion of Allegheny Ave. and pave a parking lot for a proposed shopping center. Council turned down the proposal because of lack of money for additional road improvements and because borough money cannot legally be used for a private enterprise such as paving a shopping center parking lot, President Dominic Borelli said. Source McKeesport Heritage Center Submitted by Mary Fey. Original McKeesport Daily News.

September 28, 1964 --- Club to Staff Local Library --- Volunteers from Glassport Women's Club will staff the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 p .m. until 8 p. m.. Tomorrow's workers will be Norma Lehman, Marion McNelis, Irene Kass, Thelma Katterhenry and Bernetta Kill.. Wednesday's staff includes Evelyn Hough, Gwen Hough, Ann Kohl, Amelia Lobue and Hazel Levenson, while Thursday's volunteers are Catherine Duncan, Dorothy Miller, Madolyn Logsdon, Sophie Mazur and Ruth McAuliffe. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 28, 1964 --- Officers Seated For New Season --- Officers for 1964-65 season have been installed by the Ladies Auxiliary to Citizen's Hose No. 1.. Mrs. Helen Yesensky was installed as president, Mrs. Mary Poziviak, vice president: Mrs. Mary Svetz, recording secretary; Mrs. Helen Nestor, assistant secretary.. Mrs. Delores Cipriani, financial secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth Martino, treasurer; Mrs. Clara Dippolito, guard; Mrs. Martha McConeghy, Mrs. Kate Cameron and Mrs. Virginia DiMarco, trustees, and Mrs. DiMarco, reporter. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 29, 1965 --- Lions Slate 25th Event --- Glassport Lions Club will sponsor its 25th anniversary celebration with a dinner April 6 at 6:30 p. m. at the Penn McKee Hotel.. Lions from McKeesport, White Oak, Versailles. Liberty. Port Vue, Boston, Greenock, Mt. Vernon and West Mifflin will attend.. Speaker will be Lion Carl G. Roessler of Woburn, Mass., who was elected to the International Board of Directors at the annual convention in Nice, France, in 1962.. Mr. Roessler is holder of a ten year perfect attendance record, two Extension Awards and the 100 per cent District Governor's award. He was president of Woburn Lions Club, zone chairman, deputy district governor and district governor.. Mrs. Roessler attended North Carolina State College. He is executive vice president and general manager of the General Ship and Engine Works, President of the Boston Shipyards Association and President of the YMCA. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 29, 1965 --- Local Library Workers Named --- Volunteers from Glassport Women's Club will staff the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library three evenings this week.. Worknig tomorrow from 6:30 until 8 p. m. are Ann Williams, Betty Johnson, Genevieve James, Virginia Joll and Eleanor Kampas.. Wednesday's staff includes Phyllis Kasmarik, Henrietta Rizzo, Lucille Kapphan, Irene Kass and Thelma Katterhenry and Thursday's voulnteers are Lois Eierhart, Ruth Gallo, Bernetta Kill, Ann Kohl and Margaret Repine. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 29, 1965 --- Lenten Service Set Wednesday Evening --- The fourth in the series of special Lenten services will take place at 8 p. m. Wednesday in the Glassport Methodist Church with the Rev. J. James Mowry in charge.. The sermon, "Made One in Christ," will be taken from the Bible according to Ephesians, 1 Chapter Two, Verses 11 through 22. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 29, 1965 --- Democrats Sponsor Political Forum Here --- Joseph T. Witkowski, Democratic Party chairman and incumbent candidate for Tax Collector, had charge of the first of a series of political forum meetings held Saturday at the Polish National Alliance Hall.. Mr. Witkowski said the meetings will be held each Saturday at 8:30 p. m. until the May primary election. Over 100 persons attended the first event and an invitation has been extended to borough residents to attend the following sessions.. Residents will get a chance to meet the candidates and be fully informed on current political issues. The workings of the officers of Mayor, Conucilmen and School Directors will be explained and questions answered on how committees and budgets function in a community, Mr. Witkowski said.. Answer Questions.. Each candidate will answer questions on political issues involving the office they seek. Guest speakers will be invited and movies shown.. Attorney Joseph M. Gaydos, assistant county solicitor, was Saturday's speaker. He discussed the importance of political organizations, told how candidates are selected and outlined their responsibilities to the community.. He said that an individual, no matter how dedicated or influential, can do nothing alone, but party members, operating as a unit, can discuss and solve problems at hand and take advantage of opportunities offered by the state and federal agencies.. Mr. Gaydos pointed out the community did not take advantage of the Accelerated Works program in which half the cost of improvements is paid by the Federal Government and half by the community.. Seen Lagging.. He also said Glassport is lagging on Project 70 and the Appalachia program now existing.. Mr. Gaydos said politics is a big business and must be operated as such.. "Council and School Directors are spending taxpayers money and they had better be sure they spend it in accordance of the dictates of the law or they can be surcharged," he said.. He added that candidates backed by a party, have a greater responsibility to the community as they pledge themselves to fulfill a platform of issues pertaining to the safety, welfare, progress and efficient operation of all borough business to benefit the town. An independent candidate is pledged to nothing, he said.. Guests Introduced.. Introduced at the meeting were John P. Smith Jr., Democratic Party backed candidate for Mayor; Charles Gorun and Joseph Milligan, Council candidates for First Ward, Nick Tomasello, Second Ward and James Tomedolskey, Third Ward.. T. Barnett McAuliffe, Peter Gallo and Ronald Meisl, candidates for School Director; Francis Amber and Frank Tacik, Justice of the Peace; Stanley Ejehost, auditor.. Guest speaker for the next public meeting will be announced later. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1965 --- SOCIAL MEETING HELD BY ROTARY --- Glassport Rotary Club meant for a brief session at the first Presbyterian Church and then proceeded to Forbes Field to see the Pittsburgh Pirates get their 12th win.. Dr. Julius Slafka resided and introduced Rotarian William Hardwicke of McKeesport.. Next Tuesday, the Rotarians will host the Glassport Lions Club at the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Slafka announced the 40th anniversary of the Rotary will be observed at the Mon Valley Country Club with wives as guests.. Stanley Podkul will have charge of the dinner and evening at the Meadows Race Track June 29 when wives will be guests. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1965 --- STUDENTS FETED FOR HONORS --- Honors students at Glassport High School were feted for a dinner given by Mon Valley IOOF Lodge 147 and Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563. . The invocation was asked by Rev. Howard M. Ravenstahl of St. John's Lutheran church. James Anderson welcomed the guests as chairman of the event. Mrs. Hilda Osada gave the address of welcome for the Rebekahs. Toastmaster Maynard Wallett introduced JackHeidish of the Copperweld Steel Co. who presented the students with pens from the company.. Also introduced were Joseph F. Como, supervising principal of Glassport High School, who expressed the thanks and appreciation of the administration and School Board for honoring the students and for sending a delegation to the United Nations.. School Counselor Ronald Dorsch introduced the students who were presented certificates by Mrs. Mary Bills.. Guest speaker was Robert Doege, a representative of the FBI, who showed films on the operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.. Entertainment included soloist Miss Sylvia Dennison who sang "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live" accompanied by Mrs. Barbara Ravenstahl. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 7, 1965 --- Honor Night Held by PNA --- The Polish National Alliance Activities Committee had charge of arrangements for Honor Night Saturday at the PNA Hall.. President Ray Figas welcomed the members and guests and spoke of the work accomplished by the life members of the PNA and their contributions to making the club the success it is today.. In addition to life members, the PNA honored the PNA Braves, the Little League team sponsored by the club, and the 1965 Little League champions of the borough.. Joseph Diederich, manager of the team, and Mike Baron, coach, spoke briefly and praised the boys for their cooperation and team spirit. They also commended the PNA for serving as sponsors.. Members of the PNA Braves are J. Siudela, D. Terpovich, W. Welch, R. Razanski, D. Natale, D. Baron, D. Diederich, J. Knapski, C. Hadar, R. Kennedy, F. Gribschaw, D. Gribschaw, R. Humphrey and K. Ksiazek.. Joseph Pomykala, who won the PNA golfing championship at Cedar Brook in Smithton this year, was presented a trophy.. A trophy also was presented to the PNA Bowlers who won the Greater Valley Bowling League championship. Captain Miles Ickiewicz received the award for the team, J. Uziel, B. Little, F. Kosanovic and C. Elko.. Entertainment included sports movies shown by Tom Anuszkiewicz. Refreshments followed.. The PNA activities committee includes Mrs. Anuszkiewicz, B. Tyskiewicz, Joe Krol, John Krol, E. Jackson, P. Miereczko and A. Kruszka. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 7, 1965 --- Friendship Class Opens Fall Season --- Friendship Bible Class of Glassport Methodist Church will have its first meeting of the fall season at 8 p. m. today with Mrs. Ann Williams presiding.. Mrs. Dorothy Martin will lead devotions and hostesses will be Mrs. Jeannette Miller and Mrs. Miriam McNelies. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 7, 1965 --- Library to Open Three Evenings --- Samuel A. Weiss Community Library fall and winter schedule begins this week and the library will be open from 6:30 until 8 p. m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.. Tonight's staff of volunteers from Glassport Woman's Club will be Mildred Rankin, Catherine Richards, Marge Hanley, Lucille Hrehocik and Bernice Hubbard.. Tomorrow's workers will be Ann Williams, Betty Cooley, Genevieve James, Eleanor Kampas and Irene Kass and Thursday's staff will be Jean Carpenter, Marie Blaha, Thelma Katterhenry, Bernetta Kill and Ann Kohl. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1965 --- Republicans To Hit Hard --- Borough Republicans are preparing for a hard-hitting campaign, hoping, against over-whelming registration odds, to cop at least a few of the offices in the November Municipal Election.. Of the 4,415 registered voter in Glassport, only 563 are Republicans while 3,832 are Democrats and 20, miscellaneous.. GOP Chairman Edward R Tudek announced a rally will be held at 8 p. m. Wednesday in the No. 1 Fire Hall Allegheny Ave., with local and county GOP candidates scheduled to attend.. Mr. Tudek is a candidate for borough Council in the Second Ward; Clarence J. Easton and Thomas Day, First Ward and Joseph E. Diederich and Joseph Gombita; Third Ward.. Vincent Babyak is seeking the office of Mayor against Democrat Dominic Borelli.. Running for Tax Collector on the GOP ticket is William A. James. Irene Clark and George Grivna are candidates for School Director and Leo Stearns and Michael Bozzo for Justices of the Peace.. Mr. Babyak is serving as chairman of the rally which will be attended by County GOP candidates. Andrew Deliman is local campaign manager.. Tickets, which are free of cost, may be obtained from Mr. Steams, chairman. Mr. Easton or Mr. Diederich. Refreshments are in the charge of Mrs. Clark, Mr. Grivna and Mr. Bozzo.. A special meeting of local candidates and committee people has been set for 8 p.m. Monday in the GOP headquarters, 531 Monongahela Ave., to complete plans for the rally. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1965 --- Methodist Parsonage Dedication Slated --- Dedication of the new Methodist parsonage is scheduled Sunday at 4 p.m., the Rev. J. James Mowry announced. The parsonage is located at 419 Monongahela Ave.. Presiding at the service of consecration will be Dr. W. Sproule Boyd. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1965 --- Ceremony Held By Troop 1203 --- Brownie Troop 1203 had an investiture and rededication ceremony last night in the Presbyterian Church social hall with leaders Mrs. Pat Webb and Mrs. Florence Mingo in charge.. Invested were Eileen Petrosky, Lisa Pater, Mary Jean Kudla, Teresa Kula, Sandra Zak, Eleanor Latin, Iris Kurka, Margaret Kurta, Rebecca Connor, Elisa Inkovich, Ann Marie Ostroski, Debbie Byerly and Kim Tacik.. Recipients of two year pins were Alice Webb, Denise Simco, Gale Sink, Joanne Kruzek and April Robbins.. The flag ceremony was led by Janet Petrosky, Gail Sink, Kim Tomko and Debbie Simco. Skits and group singing highlighted the entertainment.. Mothers of members were guests at the event. The troop committee serving refreshments included Mrs. Eileen Petrosky, Mrs. Jane Ann Byerly, Mrs. Kruzek and Mrs. Charmaine Kurta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 12, 1965 --- Society Plans Annual Fete --- Program plans for the St. Cecilia Holy Name Society's 10th annual communion breakfast have been completed, and the speaker at the event Sunday will be George E. Loebig of the Pittsburgh Diocesan Speakers Bureau.. Guests scheduled to attend include the Rev. Howard Ravenstahl, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Glassport and the Church Council; representatives of Holy Name Society Central Deanery No. 3 and members of the Holy Cross Holy Name Society and the Catholic Men's Organization.. The breakfast will begin at 8:15 a. m. in the Mazur Hotel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 18, 1966 --- Glads in Spoiler Role, Host Rankin Area School --- Quints Set for Action Tonight --- Glassport High School's role in the Section 16 race has been reduced to spoilers since the Gladiators have dropped two of their first three games. And that's the role Coach Tim Lokash's quintet will be attempting to assume tonight when the Glads hosts the unbeaten ( in league play) Rankin team.. Game time at the Glassport gym is set for 8 o'clock. In other games tonight, Duquesne is at West Mifflin North and E l i zabeth-Forward at Homestead in Section 6, Norwin is at Turtle Creek, Westinghouse Valley entertains Penn Joint and Swissvale is at West Mifflin South in Section 7, Thomas Jefferson is at Bethel in Section 12, Port Vue-Liberty at East Pittsburgh in Section 16 and McKeesport plays at North Catholic and West Newton at Albert Gallatin in non-league games.. Lots of Height.. Glassport is 1-2 in Section 16 play having dropped lopsided decisions to Trafford and Edgewood. The Glads' only league win came over East Pittsburgh. Rankin's 4-0 slate has been composed over PV-L, Trafford, East Pgh., and Edgewood. Coach Lokash's sophomore dominated team is 4-7 overall. The Glads have lots of height with 6-5 sophomore Greg Latin and 6-5 senior Rich Pryzcwarty doing most of the work under the boards for Glassport.. Two sophomores Frank Capuzzi and Roger Grassi see action outside for the Glads. Rich Huntey and Dave Bekavac also see action for the team. Latin has been the club's leading point getter and he gets a lot of help from Capuzzi. Bekavac has been scoring well for the Glads in the last five games having hit the doubles figures in the last five outings.. After Tie.. Homestead can move into a first-place tie with McKeesport in Section 6 if the Steelers can heat Elizabeth-Forward tonight. The tigers are 4-0 in the league while Homestead is 3-0. E-F has a 0-3 league record. Duquesne is out for its third straight league win at North tonight after setbacks in its first two games. Meanwhile, North is 1-2 in the section. Valley still trails Norwin by a half game because of a postponed game earlier in the, season. The game, with Scott, will be made up Friday, Jan. 28. Valley, Norwin and South are all favorites in tonight's games. The Jeffs from TJ will be after their second straight Section 12 upset when they face Bethel. But Bethel has the advantage of the home court and is the choice in this game... Source: McKeesport Daily News. Submitted by David & Donna Bekavac.

January 22, 1966 --- Baptists List Prayers for Christian Unity --- Prayers for Christian unity will mark the 11 a.m. worship service tomorrow in the First Baptist Church. Meditation by the Rev. W. B. Oliver will be "Try Asking God." Special music will be provided by the choir with Miss Carol Phillips as organist.. Mrs. Gerald Lanks and Miss Cheryl Forbes will staff nursery for pre-school age children. "God Is Father" will be study theme for the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour with Jon Lanks, superintendent.. Baptist Youth Fellowship will meet Sunday evening with Terry Neal as devotional leader and Lynne and Bradley Blasius in charge of fellowship. Rehearsal Set.. The choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by prayer and Bible study at 8 o'clock.. Sermon topic of the Rev. Howard M. Ravenstahl for 11 a.m. tomorrow in the St. John Lutheran Church will be "So Great A Face." Barry Nelson will be acolyte and Mrs. Kathleen Smith, organist.. Installation of Edward Smith, Harry Sutman and Richard Terza into the Church Council will follow the service. Church School will meet at 9:30 a.m.. Girl Scouts will gather at 6 p.m., Monday. Philo Christo Class will meet at 8 P.M . Thursday with Mrs. Smith leading devotions and Mrs. Ann Grice and Mrs. Bernice McClellan as hostesses. Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Friday.. The Rev. J. James Mowry 1 will bring the message from St. Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 29 through 52, at the 10:45 a.m. worship tomorrow in the First Methodist Church. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m.. Pre-school devotions will be held at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday for the young people of the community.. Theme Listed.. "Unity" will be the theme of the Rev. L. Jack Paxton at the 11 a. m. worship service tomorrow in the First Presbyterian Church. James Mamas will be organist for the service.. A special feature will be the ordination and installation of elders, trustees and deacons. For the first time in the history of the church, two deaconesses will be installed. The girls are Miss Alice Foster and Miss Sylvia Dennison, both seniors at Glassport High School.. Sunday School meets at 10 a. m. and Westminster Fellowship at 6:30 p. m. The January meeting of the Board of Session will be at 7:30 p. m. Choir practice is set for 6:30 p. m. Wednesday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1966 --- Dinner Event Held by Cubs --- Cub Scout Pack 51 of Holy Cross Church held its third annual Blue and Gold banquet yesterday at the church hall. Cubmaster Steve Ganchuk was toastmaster and special guests included Herbert Fiester, Julian Panek, William Janowitz and Joseph Witkowski.. Awards presented included wolf badges to James Uziel, Joseph Barkowski and Daniel Kantorczyk. Richard Szmyd, Joseph Lizik and Joseph Turek received bear badges. Walter Wiech received the lion badge and the Webelos award went to Richard Kopchinski and Ronald Pasinski.. The "Follow the Rugged Road" patch went to Bernard Wawrzeniak and Anthony Di Marco. Dinner was served by the Ladies Guild and the Young Ladies Sodality and entertainment featured accordion duet by Ronald and Richard Warzeniak. The Den-Mothers presented a surprise gift to Mr. Ganchuk in appreciation of his work with the troop. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1966 --- Class of 1946 Sets Plans for Reunion --- Members of the Class of 1946 of Glassport High School will meet Thursday at 7 :30 p.m. at the Mazur hotel to further plans for the 20th anniversary of the class.. Andrew Hrehocik and Mary Hapsias Pepe are co-chairmen for the event and their aides include Shirley Mae Porto Darr, Josephine Galeza Dorazio, Dolores Ardinger Easton, Anna Mae Hornak Grubac, Lois Jean Forbes Sechrist, Jean Mash Sklencar, John Danko. Albert Hospodar and Michael Marcenelli. Any other members of the class who are willing to assist with arrangements have been requested to contact Mrs. Pepe. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1966 --- Local Club Members Staff Local Library --- Volunteer members of the Woman's Club will staff the Samuel A. Weiss Library this week. Tomorrow's workers will be Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Betty Johnson Mrs. Erma Tarle, Mrs. Mary Bucci and Mrs. Dorothy Buck.. Wednesday night's workers will he Mrs. Betty Cox, Miss Evelyn Hough, Miss Gwen Hough, Mrs. Shirley Darling and Mrs. Dorothy Davis. The aides for Thursday night will be Mrs. Norma Lehman, Mrs. Virginia Jolln, Mrs. Grace Davis, Mrs. Jane Dragoski and Mrs. Mary Dudley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 21, 1966 --- Anniversary Set --- The Golden Hour Bible Class will mark its 42nd anniversary with a dinner March 3 at 6 p.m. in the social rooms of the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Hazel Dannenhauer will have charge of arrangements, Mrs. Edna Kass will arrange favors and reservations will he in charge of Mrs. Ora Robinson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 22, 1966 --- BUSINESS GROUP NAMES BOARD --- A seven member board of directors was appointed last night when some 30 borough business and professional man hold their second informal meeting at the Mazur Hotel.. Howard Lazear presided as temporary chairman and he stressed the two points on which the new group must concentrate its interest -- selling Glassport as a good place to live and to shop, and redevelopment of its physical assets.. The board of directors will include Stan Podkul, Robert Baker, Owen Pecora, Clem Tyskewicz, Gennaro Salvi, Mrs. Sally Wirebaugh and Mrs. Lazear. Robert Shaw was named as alternate.. The directors will serve as a nominating committee and will present a slate of prospective officers for election at the next meeting. Standing committees will be appointed to handle various facets of the group's operation and a formal name for the organization also will be chosen.. The date for the next dinner meeting will be announced later this month. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 26, 1966 --- Glads Win Finale; Serra Ends Season --- By DON DULAC Daily News Staff Writer -- Glassport High downed Trafford 65-62 in overtime last night to permanently wind up senior high basketball at the Glassport gym on a winning note. Next year the Gladiators will move their home contests to the present Port Vue-Liberty High School where the two school districts will be merged into South Allegheny High. The contest also ended the schedule for both Glassport Trafford and enabled the Gladiators to deadlock the Tomahawks for fourth place in Section l6 with identical 5-7 records. The Gladiators showed an 8-13 mark for the year. The win , also was Glassport's second straight, the first time this year that coach Timmy Lokash's club could put victories back to back... Source: McKeesport Daily News. Submitted by David & Donna Bekavac

April 25, 1966 --- Slow Pitch League Sets Practice Dates --- The Glassport Slow-Pitch Softball League will begin practice sessions tonight with the Glassporter Hotel team and the Sons of Italy team working out at the Second St. field.. Broadway Lounge and Jim's will practice tomorrow night at the Ninth Street field. Wednesday night the Glassporter Hotel, squad and the Sons of Italy will again practice at the Second St. field.. Thursday night's session will be at the Ninth St. field when the Sons of Italy and the Broadway Lounge nine will play and Friday night Jim's and the Glassporter Hotel teams will play at the Second St. field. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 26, 1966 --- Schools Prepare For Kennywood --- Amusement tickets for Kennywood Park will be on sale tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday in the high school.. Grade school students will buy tickets in the high school office from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and a representative from each high school room will get tickets starting at 2:30 p.m.. Any tickets remaining will be sold Thursday until 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, is school picnic day. Park amusements open at 11 a.m.. Five special buses will leave Glassport on picnic day by the following schedule: three buses at Ninth St. and Ohio Ave. at 10:30 a.m., and two buses at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave. at 10:45 a.m. All buses also will pick up students at Third St. and Monongahela Ave. and at Harrison St.. One special bus will leave Kennywood for Glassport at 9 p.m. Other buses will supplement the regular 68 service between Kennywood and McKeesport, leaving the park at 10:11, 10:41, 11:11 and 11:41. These buses will leave from the Kennywood Park bus enclosure. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1966 --- Big Parade Set Tonight --- More than 75 fire companies plus a number of bands and marching units will participate in the annual parade of Citizen's Hose Co. No 1 tonight at 7 o'clock.. The fire siren will sound to announce the beginning of the parade and Police Chief Clarence Urbanski has requested the cooperation of all residents along the parade route to obey the no parking ban which will be in effect beginning at 6 p. m.. The parade will form at Ohio Ave. and Broadway and will continue down Monongahela Ave. to Fifth St. and then down to Allegheny Ave. where it will disband.. Chief Urbanski has banned parking on Ohio Ave. between Ninth St. and Broadway; on Monongahela Ave. b e t w e e n Ninth St. and Fourth St.; on Vermont Ave. between Seventh and Broadway, down Broadway to Ohio and onto Monongahela; and on Allegheny Ave. between Fifth and Seventh Sts.. "The large number of fire companies which will be in the borough. for this event will require the cooperatlon of all residents to remove their cars from the streets named at least by 6 p. m.," the chief noted.. The firemen will continue their street fair with games, rides and amusements though Saturday night at the firegrounds along Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1966 --- Family Reunion --- The fourth annual reunion of the Hrehocik family will be held Sunday at Mineral Beach in Finleyville. The 10 children of Mrs. Mary V. Hrehocik of 940 Cherry Way, their husbands, wives, children and other relatives will attend the day long event. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1966 --- Glassport Girl Wins Recognition --- Miss Barbara Borkowski of 816 Indiana Ave. has brought recognition to the Ladies Auxiliary to Post 443, American Legion.. Mrs. LaVerne Sedlock, auxiliary president, said the girl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Borkowski, was one of two selected at a seminar on government to visit Washington, D.C., July 24-30. A highlight of her visit, Mrs. Sedlock said, will be meeting , President Lyndon B. Johnson.. Miss Borkowski attended the seminar, held June 19-26 at Shippensburg State College, under the sponsorship of the local auxiliary. Mrs. Madolyn Logsdon, Americanism chairman for the auxiliary, said the girl was voted "the most outstanding citizen" of 200 girls at the seminar. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 30, 1966 --- Lions Club Seats Officers at Event --- Frank Dichiera was seated as the new president of the Glassport Lions Club at the installation dinner and ladies night program held at the Ankara Supper Club.. District 14-B Zone Chairman Ed Tarle conducted the installation ceremony , and other new officers seated were E. F. Tacik, immediate past president; Anthony DiJulius, first vice president; Dr. Frank Cibric, second vice president; Joseph Witkowski, third vice president; Al Zyra, secretary; Carl Blaha, treasurer; Allen Dyer, tail twister; Joseph Captain, lion tamer; Steve Orlando and Joseph Zeik, two year trustees; Mr. Dyer and Charles Gorun, one year trustees.. Activities for the coming year and standing committee appointments will be outlined by Mr. Dichiera at a board of directors meeting Tuesday at 8 p. m. in the Borough Bldg. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1966 - Glassport, Lincoln and Port Vue-Liberty school districts were combined to form the South Allegheny School District. Source: Port Vue Centennial 1892-1992.

July 7, 1966 --- Sons of Italy Set Feast Observance --- The Feast of the Assumption observance sponsored by the Sons of Italy will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at the SOI Hall.. Band concerts by the SOI Band will be held both evenings in front of the club rooms with Ed George as director of the group. Fireworks will be held at Glassport Stadium Sunday at 10 p. m. to conclude the observance.. A. D'Angelo is chairman with T. Reynolds as secretary and aides will include L. Martino, D. Borelli, F. Capuzzi, B. George, D. Norelli, T. DeVito and T. DeSimone. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 7, 1966 --- Reunion Held --- The Class of 1941 of Glassport High School held its silver anniversary reunion with 33 members of. the class of 92 attending the party at the Horizon Room at Moon Twp. Airport. Melvin J. Naser, C. J. Milroth and Vincent McKeeta were faculty member guests of the class. Dancing to hits of the '40s was featured with music provided by the Melodiers. Ernest Lanyi was reunion chairman and his aides were Class President Eugene Popa, Eli Trbovich, Matt Maurer, Rich Murray, Miles Evanovich, Jerry Schnelzer and Josephine Milasko Wargo. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 6, 1966 --- Weekly Library Hours Resume Here Tonight --- The Glassport Community Library resumes its fall and winter schedule tonight with the library scheduled to be open every Tuesday; Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 P.M.. Tonight's workers will be Mrs. Marie Blaha, Mrs. Helen Pavlocsak, Mrs. Virginia Pecora, Mrs. Marguerite Phillips and Mrs. Roselyn Phillips. Tomorrow night's aides will be Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Mary Porter, Mrs. Mary Quinn, Mrs. Katheryn Raden and Mrs. Barbara Ravenstahl.. The Thursday evening workers will include Mrs. Anne Frobouck, Mrs. Margaret Repine, Mrs. Catherine Richards, Mrs. Irma Robertson and Mrs. Helen Robertson. Members of the Woman's Club staff the library as a community service project. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 6, 1966 --- Season Begins --- The Glassport Bowlettes League will open its fall and winter season tonight when bowling resumes at 9 o'clock at Marino's Lanes. League officers include Jennie Quintana, president; Arlene Burgman, vice president; Mary Jane Latin, treasurer and Lois Llewellyn, secretary. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1966 --- Annual Breakfast Set by HNS Here --- The eleventh annual Communion breakfast of the St. Cecelia Holy Name Society will take place Sunday in the Mazur Hotel following the 7 a.m. mass.. George Brenyo of the Ascension Church in Clairton will be the guest speaker at the event. John Trunzo, president of the HNS, has appointed John Kollar as chairman of the breakfast. The Rev. Charles Peterman is spiritual director of the society. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 11, 1966 --- Class Meets --- The Friendship Bible Class of the Methodist Church will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the church. Members have been requested to note the change in the meeting date. Miss June Bayard will lead devotions and the hostesses will be Mrs. Mary Davis and Mrs. Virginia Joll. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 12, 1966 --- Ceremony Held by Scout Troop --- A parent's night and court of awards was held by Boy Scout Troop 56 of St. John's Lutheran Church.. Presenting the colors were David Kruzek and Ronald Crosby and Kenneth Slafka led the opening ceremonies.. Guests were welcomed by Howard M. Ravestahl, pastor of the church Brief talks were given by Joseph Diederich, neighborhood chairman, and Elmer Graham, council representative. Receiving awards were Joseph Digiacomo, Michael Rieland and Melvin Long, Tenderfoot Class; Ricky Truby, Keith Saire, Edward Aiken, Chris Aiken, Daniel Baran, Edward Aiken and Wayne Welch.. Second Class Scouts are Ronald Crosby, David Kruzek and Daniel Halla The Life Scout badge was presented to David Diederich and Michael Kovacevic by Edward Smith, institutional representative.. Kenneth Slafka and Richard Vitullo were made Eagle Scouts during a ceremony conducted by Mr. Graham.. Merit badge cards were awarded and announcements were made by the scoutmaster Harrison Kirkwood.. Slides of scouting events were shown by Evan Ford, assistant scoutmaster. Also participating in the program were Larry Kirkwood, assistant scoutmaster, and Oliver Larmi, committee chairman and Michael Baran, treasurer. Richard Vitullo conducted the closing ceremony. A demonstration of firemanship was recently given the troop by John Smith And Members of Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 12, 1966 --- Senior Citizens Set Meet Wednesday --- Installation of new officers will highlight the meeting of the Glassport Senior Citizens Wednesday at 2 PM at the CIO Local 1306 Hall at 528 Monongahela Ave.. Reports will be presented by Frank Rommel, Fred Kass, John Smith and Eugene Conley. Coordinator Robert Baron will report on recent meetings of the National Council of Senior Citizens at Washington D.C., when recommendations were prepared which will be acted on by the 90th Congress.. Is recommendations include increases in Social Security benefits and improvement in the Medicare plan.. New membership cards for 1967 are now available, officers announced.. A social hour will follow the business meeting and refreshments will be served by Edna Kass, Elizabeth Smith, Margaret Hughes, Hilda Hoff, Clementine Wolf, Marie Cotheryand Harriet Rommel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 16, 1967 --- Committee To Plan 20-Year Reunion --- 'The committee planning the 20 year reunion of the class of 1947 of Glassport High School will meet tomorrow at 9 p.m. at Jack Rose's on Route 885, West Mifflin.. Dr. Leonard Stefik and Carl Zeik are chairmen of the reunion committee. Co-chairmen are Mrs. Corrine Conley Lapsley and Mrs. Anna Marie Zupi.. Chairman of the program committee is Mrs. Helen Golik Stefanie with co-chairman Mrs. Jean Dworek Vidnovic, Mrs. Adelaide Majzer Teahan and Mrs. Joan Steffan Wysni.. In charge of publicity are Stanley Kaska and Anthony Marcenelle. John Pratt is in charge of reservations and entertainment. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 16, 1967 --- Auxiliary Meets --- The Ladies Auxiliary to FOE 1185 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Eagles' Hall with Mrs. Ellen Cooper presiding. Plans will be furthered for the benefit dinner which the auxiliary will sponsor for the Senior Cititens April 23. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 16, 1967 --- Firemen Plan Fair --- Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 will meet tonight at 7:30 to further plans for the annual street fair July 10-16. Samuel DiMarco has been named chairman for the event and other committees will be appointed at tonight's session. John Mianzo will preside and leaders have urged that all members attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 25, 1967 --- Woman's Club Lists Aides for Library --- Members of the Glassport Woman's Club will staff the library tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tomorrow night's workers will be Mrs. Mildred Stephanovic, Mrs. Anne Frobouck, Mrs. Norma Lehman, Miss Bernice Hubbard and Mrs. Bernice Lorenzo. The aides Wednesday evening will be Mrs. Diane Shaw, Mrs. Grace Galloway, Mrs. Marge Hanley, Mrs. Betty Johnson and Mrs. Eleanor Kampas.. Aiding readers Thursday evening will be Mrs. Dorothy Stepko, Mrs. Virginia Joll, Mrs. Ann Kohl, Mrs. Thelma Katterhenry and Mrs. Bernetta Kill. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 25, 1967 --- Cadet Troop Forms --- Local girls 12 through 14 years old in grades six through eight have been asked to join a new Cadet Girl Scout Troop in the Glassport Scouting Neighborhood. Interested girls may contact Mrs. Nancy Wisbar of 630 Summit Ave. before Thursday either by phone or by mail. No previous Girl Scout membership is required for membership in the new unit. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 14, 1967 --- Baptist Women Plan Yule Projects --- The making of Christmas stockings for the children at Dixmont State Hospital highlighted last night's White Cross project when the Baptist Women's Mission Society met at the church.. The stockings were made and filled for Christmas distribution to the youngsters at the hospital under the direction of Mrs. Grace Forbes.. He motions were led by Mrs. Lois Sechrist on a Thanksgiving theme. The vice president, Mrs. Alice Helsel, conducted the business section and Mrs. Frances Storer reported on the groups visit to the Baptist Home and Orphanage and outlined the needs of the children there as possible future projects for the local unit.. Refreshments were served during the social are by Mrs. Lucy Harlan. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 14, 1967 --- Student Lunch Set Tomorrow by WSCS --- The WSCS of the Methodist church will sponsor a luncheon for elementary and junior high pupils from the communities public and parochial schools tomorrow from 11 AM to 1 PM in the church dining rooms.. Hot dogs, beverages in other lunch items will be featured. Arrangements are in charge of Mrs. Jane Case, Mrs.Adalou Brown, Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Dorothy McCrorey, Mrs. Alberta Wilkes and Mrs. Connie Petrillo. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 14, 1967 --- Family Night Set --- Boy Scout Troop 54 of the Presbyterian Church will hold a family night tomorrow at 7 PM in the church social rooms. Scoutmaster Donald C. Kerklo will be assisted by Committeemen Julius Bobiak, Regis Crawford and Lawrence Janci in making arrangements for the event. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 18, 1967 --- Legion Auxiliary Elects New Staff --- Mrs. Iva Markowitz was elected president of the Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 443 at the group's meeting last night at the Legion Home. She succeeds Mrs. Kitty Wilson.. Other officers chosen include Mrs. Nellie Burkett, first vice president; Mrs. Laura Russell, second vice president; Mrs. Winifred Cipriani, chaplain; Mrs. Peggy Shirley, historian; Mrs. Mary Seaman, treasurer and Mrs. Kathryn March and Mrs. Kay Pattakas, sergeant-at-arms.. Refreshments were served during last night's social hour by Mrs. Madelyne Logsdon, Mrs. Sidlo and Mrs. March. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 6, 1968 --- Scout Leaders Plan Events --- Plans for spring activities for the various troops highlighted yesterday's meeting of the Glassport Girl Scout Neighborhood at the Presbyterian Church.. Tile annual investiture and rededication of the troop leaders and assistants was featured. Leaders of Brownie Troops 912 and 1203, Junior Troops 1082 and 1271 and Cadette Troop 735 attended. The leaders and assistants received their pins from the service team and they then pinned their committee mothers.. It was noted that Glassport troops placed third in the recent contest involving 1,500 district troops. Each troop received a piper banner it will display along with its troop flag. Book markers representing the piper were distributed and the piper doll was displayed.. A camp tour on the council level will be held April 24 and plans were furthered for the mother and daughter banquet April 27 when a calendar party will be featured. Mrs. James Webb announced plans for this event.. Mrs. Emil Matta will have charge of the neighborhood's entry at the country fair and all troops will participate. A craft workshop utilizing discarded plastic household containers will he March 26 at 7 : 30 p.m. at the CAC building. The event will be open to the public.. The Scouts will attend church services of their denomination this week in obserance of Scout Week. Catholic girls will attend the 9 a.m. mass at St. Cecilia Church while Protestant members will attend the 11 a.m. service at the Presbyterian Church. Services at Temple B'Nai Israel will be Friday night.. Each troop will conduct a flag ceremony at the honor roll each evening during Scout Week.. Mrs. William Dzurko was welcomed as a new troop adviser. The flag ceremony was by Mrs. Julius Babiak, Mrs. Matta and Mrs. Ronald Wisbar. Slides illustrating the duties of committee mothers were shown. The next meeting will be March 26 at the Presbyterian Church when the hostesses will be Mrs. Rosalie Rylika and Mrs. Ernest Kantorczyk. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Brownies Advanced To Junior Status --- Seventeen members of Brownie Troop 912 have been elevated to Junior Girl Scout rank and will become members of the junior troops. The fly-ups include Nancy Bobiak, Annette Colecchi, Denise Dimple, Genora Fahlor, Marie Hapsias, Mary Ann Liebel, Sheri Milligan, Kim Noler, Eileen Petrosky, Leslie Praza, Janice Pribanich, Debbie Sutton, Terri Thompson, Annette Trunzo, Kathy Trunzo, Vicki Urban and Karen Zaya.. Mrs. Olga Trunzo and Mrs. Olgo Pribanich are the troop leaders. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Cub Scouts Slate Final Pack Meeting --- Cub Scout Pack 94 of the Presbyterian Church will hold a Court of Awards during the monthly pack meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the church. This will be the final family meeting of the season and parents of all Cubs have been urged to attend.. Cubmaster William Gerstner noted that summer activities will include attendance at a Pirate Knothole game June 15, a basket picnic at the Lincoln camp grounds July 28 and a hike and ball game Aug. 21. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Lions Club Plans Weiss Testimonial --- The board of directors of the Glassport Lions Club met last night at the home of President Anthony DeJulius and began plans for a testimonial dinner to honor Judge Samuel A. Weiss.. Judge Weiss has retired after a long career as a Common Pleas Court judge. A charter member of the Lions Club, he will be feted as a favorite son of the borough at the event which is tentatively scheduled for next month.. Plans for the installation of new officers and standing committee members will be announced later along with additional plans for the testimonial event. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Session Tonight --- The Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Church will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the church social hall. Mrs. Sophie Piekut will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Firemen Meet --- Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 meets tonight at 8 o'clock at the fire hall to make plans for the annual street fair and to discuss building repairs.. President John Mianzo has requested that all members attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1968 --- Banquet Carded --- The Ladybird's Bowling League will hold its end-of-the-season banquet Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pat McBride's Supper Club on Babcock Blvd. A bus will leave Sixth St. and Monongahela Ave. at 5:45 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Anniversary Set By Sons of Italy --- Sons of Italy Lodge 941 is planning a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to mark its 49th anniversary as a fraternal and civic organization. Welcoming members and friends will be Nicola Borrelli, the first venerable of the lodge, and his son, Joseph Borrelli, the present venerable.. The Sons of Italy Band, under the direction of Edward George, will provide music and refreshments will be served.. The Band is scheduled to play the first in a series of three summer concerts at the honor roll memorial at 8 p.m. June 30.. The auxiliary will serve spaghetti at the clubrooms from 2 to 7 p.m. before the free concert.

June 7, 1968 --- To Attend Seminar --- Auxiliary Police of Giassport, Inc., will meet at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow a t the Auxiliary Headquarters to attend a riot and crowd control seminar in South Park.. Allegheny County Police will conduct the school. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Event Slated --- Glassport Lions Club will hold an installation ceremony at the West Mifflin Holiday Inn, Lebanon Church Road, at 7 p.m. June 18. The service group has canceled its Tuesday night meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Warning Issued --- Councilman Daniel Miller, chairman of the Sanitation Department, warned residents against dumping refuse at the borough garbage dumping site after hours. He said the site is closed at 12 noon on Saturdays and that those apprehended for ignoring the rule will be prosecuted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- No Collection --- Councilmen Charles Gorun and John Piekut, of the borough's street department, in a joint announcement, said there will be no unscheduled cleanup collection made in the community. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Legion, Auxiliary Plan Party Event --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 and its Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a games party for the patients at Oakland Veterans Hospital tomorrow night. Arrangements will be in charge of Commander George Pattakos, Edwin Stetz, Mrs. Nellie Stetz and Peter Kirasic. Members of both groups will attend and refreshments will be served following the entertainment. Cars will leave the post home promptly at 5:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Outing Carded --- The Copperweld Steel Union will hold its annual stag picnic tomorrow from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Happy Hollow Ski Club grounds in Elizabeth Twp. All pensioned and furloughed workers may also attend, it was announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1968 --- Girls League Starts --- Girls 10 to 14 years old who are interested in forming a softball league may sign up in the borough building from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow. They must be accompanied by parents and a registration fee will be charged. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 11, 1968 --- Cadette Scouts Set Car Wash --- Cadette girl Scout Troop 735 will sponsor car washes at two borough service stations Saturday from 9. a.m.. to 3 p.m. The stations are located at 509 Monongahela Ave. and 326 Monongahela, Ave. Proceeds from the sale will go toward camping expenses for the girls.. Ann Marie Zombek will captain a team including Susan Redinger, Helen Ann Siudela, Cindy Cross, Michele Govola, Christine Tyson, Debbie Piekut, Debbie Natale, Linda DiLucente, Patti Grubac and Monica Borkowski.. The team at 326 Monongahela Ave. will be in charge of Judy Lizik and will include Debbie Arbaczewski, Karen Krivonak, Pamela Coleman, Cheryl Franklin, Karen Golembiewski, Judy Ukasik, Glenda Friend, Susan Hahn, Cindy Sabol, Joan Bocianoski. and Rosemary Lewandowski.. Girls are to bring buckets, sponges and other equipment. The leader, Miss Edythe Dippolito, noted that all girls are expected to remain the full six hours. She urged that residents support this special project. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 17, 1968 --- Scouts Receive Camp Awards --- Members of Boy Scout Troop 54 have racked in an impressive number of awards and advancements during their first week of camping at Camp Alliquippa.. Advanced to Star Scout was Anton Jones. Moving up to First Class rank were Mark Janci, Daniel Miller, Robert Kurta and Wayne Morrison while Jay Bielic, George Runion, Gerald Reese, Kenneth Guzik, Robert Ritchie and Dan Kantorczyk moved up to Second Class.. Merit badges have been earned by Vincent Tomasello --- life saving, forestry, geology and railroading; Anton Jones -- nature study and soil and water conservation; Dan Miller --- soil and water conservation and nature; Gary Telleck --- life saving, soil and water conservation, nature and basketry.. David Cady --- personal finances, pioneering and wildlife; Robert Kurta --- swimming; Paul Nolfi --- nature; Herb Frohme --- nature; Regis Crawford --- swimming and nature; Dennis Handra --- swimming; Douglas Gerstner ---nature and life saving.. Vincent Tomasello and Dennis Handra completed the mile swim test. The troop accepted the best camp inspection award. The Scouts are in charge of Scoutmaster Donald C. Kerklo witl Julius Bobiak and Regis Crawford Sr. as assistants. Louis Telleck served as camp commissioner during the first week. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 26, 1968 --- Awards Presented At Pack Ceremony --- A Webelo ceremony highlighted the meeting of Boy Scout Cub Pack 51 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church.. Receiving Webelo shoulder badges were Gerard Arbaczewski, Tim Tyszkiewicz, Tim Cross, Gerald Stefanic and Russell Geary.. Participating in the ceremony were Cubmaster Raymond Arbaczewski and den mothers, Mrs. Helen Stefanic, Mrs. Helen Siudyla, Mrs. Betty Pater and Mrs. Pat Tacik. . Awards were presented to Patrick Nolder, bobcat; Henry Kudla and Richard Jackson, silver arrow; Gerard Arbaczewski and Tim Cross aquanaut and geologist; Tim Tyszkiewicz and Gerald Stefanic, geologist.. The next den meeting is listed for 1p.m. Dec. 7 at the church social center. Refreshments were served by den mothers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 13, 1969 --- Twins, Dodgers Gain Victories --- In Little League action last night, the Twins won their Girls American League contest by downing the Senators, 23 to 13.. Winning pitcher Paul Sklaski contributed four hits to his own cause. Twins contributing two hits were Jeff Pieket, Dan Homa and Ron Aquilante.. Ted Kalkbrenner had four hits for the Senators and Mike Cipriani contributed two safeties.. In other action, the Dodgers staged a seventh inning rally to top the Braves, 11 to 6. Jim Rusnock, winning pitcher, also contributed a double.. Gary Champion led the attack for the winners with a homerun and a triple. Bob Yeager also hit a triple and Mark Marghella went three-for-four for the Dodgers. Billy Breitinger had three hits for the Braves.. Tonight, the Indians meet the Yankees and the Pirates play the Dodgers at Ninth Street Field.. In Girls' Softball League play last night, the Greens inflicted the first loss of the season on the Golds, defeating them, 16 to 10, on the strength of pitching by Helen Lutkus. Miss Lutkus also homered in her own cause.. Also belting roundtrippers for the Greens were Mary Helen Frydrych and Wanda Aubrecht. Vicki Schneltzer and Lisa Grice hit homeruns for the Golds. The Greens and Golds are now tied for first place with 6 and 1 records. The Reds meet the Blues tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 13, 1969 --- Assault Charge Holds Youth --- Darrell W. Dzvonick, 21, of 416 Arch St. was held for court on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon at a Grand Jury hearing yesterday.. Dzvonick is charged with the April 15 attack on Patrolman Val Uziel when the youth reportedly attempted to stab the officer with a butcher knife after his car had been involved in a traffic accident.. Officers Uziel and Lloyd Greinert testified at the hearing. They said Dzvonick had objected to having police call a tow truck to haul his damaged auto off the Westinghouse Repair Plant grounds early that morning.. About an hour later, as Officer Uziel was pulling into the police station, the youth thrust a long-bladed kitchen knife in the window of the police car, they testified.. Officer Uziel said he rolled out the car to escape the thrust of the blade. Officer Greinert, on desk duty inside the station, rushed outside and subdued the youth. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 13, 1969 --- Free Parking Set; Street Area Closed --- Mayor Dominic Borelli has announced that the parking meters will not be operated tomorrow because of the Good Neighbor Day observance.. He added that Sixth St. from Monongahela Ave. to Oak St. will be blocked off for the kiddie rides which will mark the day-long observance. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 13, 1969 --- Delegates Chosen For Eagles' Parley --- Aerie 285, Fraternal Order of Eagles, last night named two delegates to the state convention this weekend at Erie.. Representing the local unit will be James Acton, a past president, and Henry Woodworth, secretary. The two men also will present a $225 donation to the state organization's cancer fund.. Joseph Buydka, newly-elected president of the local Eagles, announced the following appointments: Ted O'Ratta, auditor; Alex Hoffmeister and Anthony DePodesta, awards committee, and Al Sabo, captain of the drill team.. Next meeting will be held July 10. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 20, 1969 --- Phillies Blanked By Dodgers, 9-0 --- The Dodgers blanked the Phillies, 9-0, last night in the National League behind the shutout pitching of Mark Marghella, who allowed five hits and fanned eight. The Dodgers' Dan Frydrych and Phillies' Bernie Wawrzeniak each hit triples.. In American League action, the Indians blasted the Senators, 15-4.. The Red beat the Green, 7-4, in girls softball play. Marsha Williams was the winning pitcher and also hit a homerun.. Nicky Naspinski also connected on a round tripper for the winners.. Games scheduled for tonight include the Braves vs. the Pirates in the National League, the Tigers vs. the Yankees in the American and the Orange vs. the Blue in the girls league. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 24, 1969 --- Scouts Earn Camp Awards --- Advancement and merit badge presentations were made to members of Boy Scout Troop 52 of St. Cecilia Church during the troop's week at Camp Alliquippa. William Dzurko was advanced to Second Class while Ralph Lovasic moved up to First Class and Robert Karsnak and Michael Gasdick advanced to Star Scout rank. Elevated to Life Scout were Kenneth Piotrowski, Frank Vukovich, Jon Danzak and David Krusek. Boys earning merit badges include Kenneth Piotrowski, cooking, camping and conservation of natural resources; Robert Lovasic, cooking and camping; Robert Karsnak, cooking and camping; Nickolas Dacquisto, nature, conservation of natural resources; Frank Vukovich, nature, leather work and conservation of natural resources. Jeffery Kovac, cooking, camping and life-saving; Jon Danzak, camping, nature and life-saving; Dave Kruzek , camping and life - saving; William Dzurko, metal work; Paul Bartko, metal work; Mark Hartman, leather-work; Michael Gasdick, metal work and cooking and Howard Fescemyer, metal work.. Completing the mile swim were Jeffery Kovac, Arthur Cipriani and Dave Kruzek. Scoutmaster Louis Piotrowski and assistants Edward Gasdick and Wiiliam Dzurko accompanied the boys at the camp. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 24, 1969 --- Orange Tops Red In Softball Game --- Dee Tison and Paula Trasp each hit homers in the eighth inning to propel the Orange to a, 13-12 extra inning victory over the Red last night in girls softball.. Karen Raszewski and Kathy Pribanich also hit homers for the Orange while for the Red Mickey Naspinski homered and Marsha Williams collected four hits. Connie Schliefer picked up - the mound win. In American League action, the Yankees beat the Senators, 4-6. The winning pitcher was Tim Tyszkiewicz. The Yank's Tom Poston with two singles and Earl West with a double and the Senators Dan Fescemyer and Ted Kalkbreniner with two hits apiece were the bat stars in the Yank-Senator game. Tonight, the Gold vs. Green and Red vs. Blue games are slated for girls softball while the Indians meet the Yankees in, American League play. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 24, 1969 --- First Place Tie --- The Indians moved into a tie for first place in the American League with an 8 to 4 victory over the Tigers in American League action. Tony Tarli was the winning pitcher but needed relief help from Tom Mauritz, who had two hits along with Dave Mauritz and Tony Campayno. Mark Wawrzeniak led the Tiger hitting attack with three hits.Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 24, 1969 --- Lions Launch Park Project --- The Glassport Lions Club has announced plans to completely renovate and re-landscape the Memorial Park in what leaders call "one of the most ambitious club projects since construction of the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library." Plans call for the removal of the trees behind the park, improvement of the background area by the planting of evergreen trees, resodding the lawn, planting of shrubs and flowers which will blossom at various times through most of the year and the construction of a new sidewalk in front of the park. Work is expected to begin this weekend and is expected to be completed by early Fall. Club president Dr. Frank Cibrik noted that the club will welcome the assistance of any other clubs, organizations or individuals who wish to voluneer their services or resources to make this park a lasting nemorial for those who served our nation as members of the armed services. Leaders noted that the fountain, which also was a club project, has already been completely repaired and will be returned to full service this weekend. The club is sponsoring the preparation of a community birthday calendar as a fundraising project to help fnance the park project. Residents who wish to support the project and have their birthdays listed or the calendar may contact any club member. Other projects will be planned during the coming months. Serving on the park committee are Steve Orlando, chairman, Stanley Sedney, Frank Dichiera, Joseph Captain, Raymond Wolf, Frederick W. Carps and Charles Gorun. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 22, 1970 --- CMO Members Ballot Monday --- Members of the Catholic Men's Organization will ballot Monday to elect new officers of the group. Voting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 11 p. m. at the CMO Hall.. Candidates for the various offices include: Chaplain -- John Trunzo, William Pensenstadler and Ralph Martino; president -- Pat Peebly; vice president -- Edward Valencik; treasurer -- Joseph Lovasic; secretary -- Stephen Fedak.. Two three-year trustees will be elected and the candidates are Frank Shadwick, John Deliman, Al Manno, Edward Kasmarik, Frank Schepis and Stanley Zak.. Judges for the afternoon balloting will be Mr. Shadwick and Joseph Meharra while the evening judges will be Jack Burgman, Robert Strepsky and Carl Przywarty.. The new officers will be installed Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. The wives of members will be guests and a religious forum and question and answer session is planned. A buffet supper will follow during the social hour. Performing the installation ceremonies will be the Benedictine Monks of St. Vincent College. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 12, 1970 --- Father-Son Breakfast Set --- A father-son communion breakfast is planned by the Holy Name Society for all men and boys of the parish for Sunday at Holy Cross Church.. The group will gather in the school yard of the Holy Cross Social Center at 8:15 a.m. and form a procession into the church for 8:30 a.m. Mass. Breakfast in the social center will follow the Mass.. Felix Zyra will serve as master of ceremonies for the breakfast. Guest speaker at the affair will be Ralph Martino, president of St. Cecilia's Holy Name Society.. Mr. Martino is a charter member of the St. Vincent Development Club, a member of the board of directors of Lay Retreats at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, and an oblate in the Order of St. Benedict. He is also chaplain of the Catholic Men's Organization, Glassport.. Main speaker at the breakfast will be the Rev. John Creeks, pastor of the West Side United Methodist Church. Mr. Creeks assisted in the planning and construction of an education building while at the Unionville United Methodist Church, near Zelienople, Beaver County.. He was invited to take part in a preaching mission to Panama in 1960 by the National Board of Missions.. Special guests at the breakfast will be two officers from the following organizations: the Diocesan Holy Name Society, St. Cecilia's Holy Name Society, Catholic Men's Organization and the West Side United Methodist Church. Eighth grade graduates of the Parish will also attend. Officers will he elected for the coming two-year term. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 21, 1970 --- Couple Celebrates Golden Anniversary --- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wagner of 614 Eighth St., Glassport observed their golden wedding anniversary with Mass at St. Cecilia Church and dinner at the Italian Club given by their three sons.. Married July 19, 1920, the couple has three sons. They include James and Gerald of Glassport, Francis of Mt. Lebanon Twp. and 18 grandchildren. The dinner was attended by friends and relatives from out of the area. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 21, 1970 --- Copperweld Local Lists Stag Outing --- United Steelworkers Local 1407 of Copperweld Steel Co. will hold a stag picnic at the Happy Hollow Ski Club in Elizabeth Twp. on Saturday.. Officials announced that the outing will begin following the union's regular meeting which will include the installation of new officers.. The activity is open to members and pensioners. No guests or children will be permitted to attend. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 21, 1970 --- Pack Parents to Meet --- Parents of all boys in Cub Pack 51 are to meet tonight at 7 o'clock at the basement of Holy Cross Church. Cubmaster Raymond Arbaczewski will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 21, 1970 --- Picnic Saturday --- The Methodist Sunday School will hold its annual picnic Saturday from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Round Hill Regional Park. Allan Kuffner Jr. is in charge of games, races and other events. Those attending will provide their own basket suppers and the church will provide hot and cold beverages and watermelons. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1970 --- SOI Slates 15th Annual Celebration --- The 15th annual Feast of the Assumption celebration will be held tomorrow and Sunday by Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge 941. The celebration will begin at 8 p.m. tomorrow with the placing of a memorial wreath at the Glassport honor roll.. Reigning at the celebration will be Leslie Lorenzo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lorenzo. Her attendants are Sharon Przywarty, Josette Trunzo, Linda DeSimone and Theresa De Julius. The SOI band directed by Edward George, will provide music both nights.. Dancing at the SOI Club will begin at 11 p.m. A fireworks display is set for Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at South Allegheny High stadium.. Lodge members will meet 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the club then attend the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Cecelia Church. Chairman of the celebration is Anthony D'Angelo, treasurer is Thomas Reynolds. Committee members are: Dominic Yacavacci, Anthony DeSimone, Louis Borrelli, Frank Capuzzi, Frank Angelo, John D'Amico, Joseph Borrelli and Tony Devito. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 14, 1970 --- Field Registrars Here Monday --- Glassport Democratic Chairman Joseph T. Witkowski has reminded residents that field registrations for the Nov. 3 general election will be held Monday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Borough building.. New voters must be 21 before Nov. 4 and persons moving to the county from another state must have been residents since Aug. 5. Persons moving from another county must take up residence in this county by Sept. 4 to be eligible to vote in November. Changes of name and address also will be recorded but party affiliation cannot be changed at this time. Reinstatement of voting privilege for persons who have not balloted for two years can be done at this registration.. Persons needing transportation or other information may contact the committeemen or committeewomen in their district. They include Joseph Zeleznik and Gertrude Ormand, first ward; Nicholas G. Siudela and Lucy Chuia, first district - second ward; Lloyd Greinert and Edith Slafka, second district - second ward; Andrew Slafka and Regina Deliman, third district - second ward; Walter Cross and Sophie Zosczak, fourth district - second ward; George Goshio and Rose D'Angelo, first district - third ward; Frank Tacik and Joanne Tomko, second district - third ward; and John Piekut and Mary Mordecki, third district - third ward. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1970 --- Firemen Schedule Annual Corn Roast --- Citizens Hose Co., No. 1 will hold its annual cornroast set to begin at noon on Sunday at the fire hall.. Proceeds from the event will go toward payment of the new fire truck that has been ordered and is to be delivered in December.. Refreshments will be served during the day and dancing is planned in the evening. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1970 --- Lodge to Meet --- A meeting of the Monongahela Valley Lodge 147, International Order of Odd Fellows, is listed for 8 p.m. tomorrow at the lodge hall, Seventh St. and Monongahela Ave. Presiding will be Noble Grand Herbert D. Stearns. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1970 --- Members to Model Hats at Meeting --- "Creative Hats" is the theme listed for a meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow of the Ladies Guild of Holy Cross Catholic Church.. The women will gather in the social hall to model hats of their own creation. Prizes will be awarded for the prettiest, funniest and the most unusual chapeaux.. Plans will be discussed for a polka dance arranged for Oct 25. Mrs. Helen Zalewski will be in charge of special awards.. Hostesses for the evening are Mrs. Carol Basser and Mrs. Barbara Carroll. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1970 --- Meeting Slated --- A meeting of Glassport American Legion Post 443 will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. with William Stolorak presiding. A buffet lunch and refreshments will be served following the meeting. There will be a special service in the post home at 7 o'clock tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1970 --- Reunion Planned --- Members of the Glassport High School Class of 1935 met at the home of Mrs. Helen Simchak to make plans for a reunion. The event will be held Dec. 26 at Paule's Lookout. Those attending in addition to Mrs. Simchak were Miss Viola Lazin, Mrs. Helen Edmundson and Mrs. Mary Farmerie. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 17, 1970 --- Scout Meeting --- Scout Troop 52 will meet tonight to make plans for a future trip to Butler. It is also announced that the children's Christmas party will be held Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the CMO clubrooms. The last day for signup is Dec. 14. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 15, 1971 --- Reports to Feature Scout Meeting Today --- Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop 51 will gather tonight at 7 o'clock. Scoutmaster Joseph Siudyla requests all scouts and committee people be present and officers to give reports. The treasurer will give a full report on the finances.. New committeemen are Jack Jackson and Stan Sowa, who also is to head the committee in charge of transportation.. The following have been added to the booster list: Joseph T Witkowski, Frank Hostick, Ralph Pater, Ray Cegelski, Frank Ksiazek, John Lizik, Sid Mendlowitz, and Mrs. Helen Wawrzeniak of the Ladies Guild to Holy Cross Church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1971 --- Neighborhood Lists Plans --- Girl Scout Neighborhood met last night in the home all of Mrs. William Dzurko. Mrs. Edwin Niemczyk, Neighborhood chairman, presided.. It was noted that troop financial reports are due. Mrs. Ronald Meisl, troop organizer, asked leaders to forward to her the list of fly-ups to enable her to place girls into troops now being formed for the Fall.. Camping trips were discussed and registrations are being accepted. Mrs. Niemczyk told of new additions at Camp Youghahela. Troop 1082 will go to Camp Redwing June 4,5 and 6. Troop 1271 will camp at South Park June 22, 23 and 24. Troop 735 will camp at North Park in July.. Mrs. Andrew Gaydos, delegate to the annual meeting at the William Penn hotel gave a report on the meeting.. Summer activities will include a knothole baseball game at Three Rivers Stadium, a cruise on the Gateway Clipper and the local firemen's parade July 18 at 2 PM. All troops will participate and march in full dress uniform.. The scouts of Troop 52 demonstrated skills in iron kettle cooking and prepared the evening meal for the leaders.. Troop 296 with Mary Lou Sowerby and Patti Stetz were hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1971 --- Red Hots Down CGs In Maxi League --- The Red Hots down the Cee Gees 17 to 8 in Maxi League Softball action last night. Winning pitcher for the "Hots" was Chris Rabickow.. Sparking the team to victory with four hits were Mary Lou Tarli, Connie Morus and Condy Yonich. Three-baggers were hit by Diane Giannandrea, Denise Ferko, Brenda Goreckand Miss Rabickow.. For the Cee Gees , Michelle Bradley it a home run helped by teammate Zoe Ann Kovac, who had four hits. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1971 --- GAA To Meet --- The Glassport Athletic Association will meet today at 8 PM in the Polish National Alliance Hall. All women managers are to attend the first hour to discuss field and game problems, officials said. The regular meeting for the men will continue. Anyone interested umpiring boys' baseball or girls' softball is to contact Albert Carpella or Louis Kapfer, according to a spokesman, who added that all umpires must be at least 18 years of age. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1971 --- Auxiliary Reveals Meeting, Officers --- The Ladies Auxiliary to Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet June 15 when new officers will assume duties.. Mrs. Catherine Wilson and Mrs. Catherine March were reelected to second terms as president and vice president, respectively. Mrs. Mary Revak was named second vice president. Other members are: Pat Schwarmberger, secretary; Mary Semian, treasurer; Mrs. Winifred Cipriani, 15th term as chaplain; Peg Shirley, historian, and Elsie Case and Nellie Stetz, sergeants-at-arms.. County Council delegates are Rose Halucha, Clara Grace, Mrs. Cipriani and Mrs. Wilson.Mrs. Case and Mrs. Semian were named department convention delegates with Mrs. Revak and Mrs. Cipriani as alternates.. The auxiliary noted 100 percent in membership for the past year and a donation to the Glassport Athletic Association. The Keystone State girl will leave in June, officers noted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 2, 1971 --- Personal --- Spl. 4 Allen Lee Klacik, son of Mrs. Mary Klacik of 534 Monongahela Ave., is visiting his family and friends. He is scheduled to leave for Vietnam for a tour of duty. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1971 --- Seniors Tell Summer Plans --- The Glassport Senior Citizens have completed plans for attending a ball game at Three Rivers Stadium. It was noted that reservations are closed.. The group also finalized plans to participate in the Tenth Annual convention of the National Council of Senior Citizens to be held this weekend in Washington, D.C. Alex Kuhoric is attending as the delegate for the Glassport unit.. Fred Kass presided at .the meeting and Mr. Kuhoric reported on the Senior Citizens County meeting which he attended recently.. Plans were discussed for the Senior Citizens Picnic to be held at Renziehausen Park August 24. Committees were appointed for the affair.. The proposed real estate tax relief program was discussed.. A social hour and luncheon followed the meeting. Mary Llewellyn headed the Lunch Committee aided by Margaret Finney, Angelina Stoffiri and Lottie Dyson. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1971 --- Ladies to Meet --- The Slovak Ladies Jednota will hold a monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mrs. Helen Jacobson, 604 Vermont Ave. Mrs. Mary Hrehocik will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1971 --- Senators Win in League Play --- In American League play the Senators down the Yankees by a score of 7 to 4 behind the pitching of Bill Korenski. Leading hitters for the winners were Gary Govola with a triple, double and single: Tim Yesensky, with two doubles and a single, and Bill Korenski with a double and two singles.. Top batters for the Yankees were Ben Dunkerly with a double and two singles. Paul Brozevich was the losing pitcher but it a triple and a single for the Yanks.. The Phillies downed the Pirates 8 to 3 in National League play.Skooter Wawrzeniak was the winning pitcher allowing six hits and striking out 11.. Rocky Boyce, Tom Mawritz and Dom Molinaro had two hits each to lead the Phils. Nick Rabickow took the loss while Dan Fescemeyer had a homer and a single for the Pirates.. Also in National League action, the Phillies defeated the Braves 13 to 5. Tony Campano was the winning pitcher allowing six hits, while contributing three hits to the winning cause.. Leading the Phils with three hits each were Skooter Wawrzeniak, Dino D'Angelo and Dom Molinaro. Paul Skalski took the loss and Dave Mawritz at two hits for the Braves.. In weekend Maxi League action the Red Hots defeated the Mod Squad 14 to 2 and the Cee Gees 17 to 12.. In the first game against the squad,Anita Orendt hit a home run. Denise Ferko paced the winners going four for four while teammates Annette Affinito, Cindy Yonich, Mary Lou Tarli, Chris Rabickow and Diana Giannadrea each had three hits. For the Mod Squad, Janet Weselowski it a home run.. In the second game against the Cee Gees, Chris Rabickow blasted two homers, including a grand slam and collected five hits. Another home run was hit by Connie Morus for the Red Hots, and Ann Mendicino, Diana Giannandrea, Annette Affinito and Cindy Yonich all helped the cause with three hits. Miss Giannandrea was the winning pitcher.Wanda Aubrect hit a home run for the Cee Gees. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1971 --- Senior Attending Keystone State--- Joan Lynnette Drogoski, senior at South Allegheny high school and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Drogoski, 120 Monongahela Avenue, left yesterday to represent Glassport American Legion and Post 443 for a week at the annual Keystone Girl's State, Inc. in Shippensburg.. The program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary units. Girls are selected on the basis of physical fitness, scholarship, character and leadership.. Purpose of the Keystone State program is to provide citizenship training for high school girls and give them an opportunity to live together as self governing citizens. Mrs. Catherine Wilson, president of the local unit, said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 14, 1971 --- Community Library Staffers Selected --- The Glassport Community Library will be open tomorrow and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 PM with the following members of the Glassport Women's Club as the staff: . Tuesday -- Mrs. Florence Gerstner, Mrs. Erma Robertson, Mrs. Mary Dudley, Mrs. Mary Farmerie and Mrs. Ann Frobouck, and Wednesday -- Mrs. Henrietta Rizzo, Mrs. Margaret Ford, Mrs. Rose D'Angelo, Mrs. Mina Disegi and Mrs. Catherine Wilson.. The library will be closed Thursday due to the Women's Club banquet. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 18, 1971 --- Legion Members Elect Officers --- George Pattakos was elected president of Glassport American Legion Post 443 for the coming term at balloting conducted at the post home. The new commander will be installed by 33rd district officials on a date to be announced later.. Other officers selected were Andrew Semian, senior vice commander; Donald Slivka, junior vice commander; William James, finance officer; Ray Logsdon, judge advocate; John Thomas, chaplain; Peter Kirasic, historian; Michael Slivka and Charles Puka, sergeants-at-arms; Mr. Kirasic, William March and Gregory Semian, executive board; Mr. March trustee chairman and; Alex Kovtum and Mr. Thomas trustees.. Mr. Pattakos, Edwin Stetz, Thomas Panepinto, Andrew Semian and Donald Artz will be delegates to the department convention with William James and Lou Ostroski as alternates. County delegates will he Mr. Stetz, Mr. Pattakos, Mr. March, Mr. Kovtum and Ben Papernick. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1971 --- Auxiliary Meeting --- Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1185, will meet today at 8 p.m. in the Home. Mrs. Helen Ukasik will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1971 --- Blue Bells Win --- The Blue Bells defeated the Cee Gee's 21 to 16 in girl's softball action last night. Tina Campano lead the hitting attack with two home runs, one a grand slam. Cindy David and Debbie Byerly also had home runs for the winners. Holly Creeks was the winning pitcher. Michelle Bradley and Wanda Aulbrecht had home roils for the losers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1971 --- Champs Decided --- The Phillies clinched the National League second-half last night with an 8-3 victory over the Pirates behind the three hit pitching of Scooter Wawrzeniak, who had two hits to help his cause. Rocky Boyce and Tom Mawritz had two hits each for the winners. The Dodgers meet the Braves tonight. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1971 --- Special Meeting --- Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 meets tonight at 8 o'clock in the fire hall to complete plans for the annual street fair which opens Monday night. John Mianzo will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 9, 1971 --- Bid Corrected --- The bid from Lou-Ron Inc. for rights to coal at the borough's Patterson property is $1.65 per ton for the Pittsburgh vein and $1.15 per ton for the redstone vein. The bid was previously reported as $1.65 per ton for both veins. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 1, 1971 --- Priest's Fete Plans Formed --- Plans are being finalized for the testimonial dinner scheduled Oct. 10 for the Rev. Walter A. O'Hara, pastor emeritus of St. Cecilia's Church, Glassport.. The testimonial will include Mass at 4 p.m. with Bishop Vincent Leonard, of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, as celebrant. Bishop Leonard will be also the featured speaker at the dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Reliance Hose Co. 2.. Invitations have been sent to all former members of the parish who entered the religious orders during Fr. O'Hara's stay of more than 50 years. In addition, former assistant priests during this period have been invited.. The dinner for the long-time priest is being sponsored by the church council, the Holy Name society and the mothers' group.. Fr. O'Hara has been a clergyman for more than 63 years and more than 40 years of this time has been spent in Glassport. He celebrated his 50th anniversary in the priesthood in 1958. He came to Glassport in 1926 after serving as an assistant pastor at St. Joseph's Church, Sharpsburg, and has been instrumental in designing the new altars and statues at St. Cecilia's.. He also was intrumental in the development of the parish school.. He was born Sept. 26, 1884, in Ebensburg, son of the late John A. and Anna Rosensteel O'Hara. He graduated from Ebensburg High School in 1900 and attended St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Md. He entered the seminary in 1904. He was ordained June 16, 1908, at St. Mary's Seminary by the Most Rev. Michael J. Hoban, Bishop of Scranton. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1971 --- Council Look At Very Bleak Budget Picture --- "Our financial situation is bleak, very bleak.". That's the way Dan Miller, chairman of Glassport Council's Finance Committee, described the borough's budgetary situation.. But just how bleak the financial picture is won't be known until a 10-month report on spending and revenues is completed.. Mr. Miller has asked department heads repair budgets for preliminary inspection by Friday when the report presumably will be ready.. The finance chairman has cautioned council that it not only faces the normal increased costs that occur annually but also additional expenses from wage increases expected to be gainedby two groups of borough employees through collective bargaining or arbitration. The groups are the Police Department and the organized labor force.. Councilman Samuel DeMarco added to the gloomy presentation given by Mr. Miller by saying anticipated borough revenues are down. Mr. DeMarco called for council "to hold the line" on spending. "Unemployment in this community is high and I just don't know where we're going to get the money," he added.. He issued his call for "a holding action" on spending after requests from three organizations were made for increased appropriations. The requests came from the Glassport Sons of Italy Lodge for its band concert program, the Glassport Athletic Association and the borough Planning Commission. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 22, 1971 --- Girl Scout Group To Meet Tomorrow --- Glassport Girl Scout Neighborhood will meet at 7:30 PM tomorrow in St. John's Lutheran Church.. Officials announced the resource box will be displayed and discussed. Christmas craft and ideas will also be displayed.. Mrs. Ann Hapsias and Mrs. Mary Spagnola of Troop 1082 will be hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Pattakos Heads American Legion --- George Pattakos has been re-elected commander of the Glassport American Legion Post.. New officers also include Kenneth Weir, senior vice commander; William Stout, junior vice commander; John Carritz, finance officer; John Vavrek, judge advocate ; William Stolarek, chaplain; Mr. Weir, historian; Charles Puka and Mr. Vavrek, sergeants-atarms; Mr. Stout, John Huntey, Peter Kirasic, executive board.. Donald Slivka was elected chairman of the trustees and Robert and William Stout were named trustees. Named departmental convention delegates were Edwin Stetz, Mr. Huntey, Mr. Stolarik, Ben Papernick and Mrs. Pattakos. Named county delegates were Mr. Pattakos, Mr. Stetz, Mr. Huntey, John Thomas and Mr. Weir. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Pastor Selects Title of Sermon --- "The People Saw Him Walking and Praising God" is the title that the Rev. John Creeks, has selected for his sermon at tomorrow's 11 a.m. service at the Glassport United Methodist Church.. The sacrament of Baptism will be observed and Sunday School is at 10 a.m. In other activities, visitation is set for 7 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday, a men's prayer breakfast is scheduled for 5:30 a.m. at Bertos and a women's prayer fellowship will be at 10 a.m. at the parsonage. A Bible hour is set for 8:15 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Breakfast Set --- Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Church will have a Father and Son breakfast after tomorrow's 10 a.m. Mass. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Picnic Canceled --- St. Cecilia Bowling League's family picnic, originally scheduled tomorrow at South Park, has been canceled because of the weather. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Troop to Meet --- Boy Scout Troop 52 will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the scout room of St. Cecilia Church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Minister to Visit --- The Rev. George K. Gesler D.D. will be the guest minister at the St. John Lutheran Church tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. He is a retired foreign missionary. Sunday school will not be conducted during the Summer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 24, 1972 --- Sermon Selected --- The Rev. Robert L . Montgomery, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, has announced the title of his sermon for tomorrow's 11 a.m. service will be "Stephen, A Man Full of Faith and the Holy Spirit." Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 8, 1972 --- Bake Sale, Party To Aid Saire Fund --- Civic, church and community organizations are getting together tomorrow to help a borough youngster who was severely injured in an automobile accident.. A day-long bake sale -- that will include a roving station wagon as well as a continuance of the sale at night -- and games have been scheduled with proceeds going to the medical expenses of young Kevin Saire.. The activities will include a bake sale from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 while a station wagon will be circulating through the borough, with horn blowing, offering door-to-door sales.. Anything remaining from the bake sale will he offered at a games party scheduled for 8 p.m. tomorrow at Citizens Hose Co. No. 1.. Coordinating tomorrow's events are Mrs. Lawrence Kovac, Mrs. Edwin Niemczyk and Mrs. James Yablonsky.. Chairmen announced their committees including Tickets, Virginia Welsh, Edith Dippilito, Sarah Milligan, Jo Ann Yablonsky, Jean Niemczyk, Barbara Kovac, Anna Jean Surman, Helen Wawrzeniak, Jean Evans, Pat Webb, John Mianzo, Pat Peebly, Edmund Wojciechowski, Nicholas Rabickow, Sol Darling, Joseph Witkowski, George Pattakos, Frank Kostick and John Leukus.. Awards are in charge of Sarah Milligan, Edith Dippilito and Virginia Welch while Pat Webb and the Ladies Auxiliary of Citizens Hose Co. will be in charge of refreshments. Workers for the evening will be Ann Massaro, Philomena Massaro, Jean Deliman, Jo Ann Yablonsky, Roselle Rybka, Darlene Ryan, Arlene Schinosi, Jean Niemczyk, Pat Meisl, Diana Hicks. Alice Szmyd, Irene Uziel, Elvira Zyra, Dolly Miller, Mary Kuffner, Fran Jones and Alice Roper.. The bake sale will be handled by the Young Women's Club and the Glassport Women's Club including Lucille Hrehocik, Amelia Lobue, Betty Cox, Mary Davis, Barbara Kovac, Alan Kula and Helen Korenski.. The traveling hake sale will be in charge of Mary Kuffner, Fran Jones and Alice Roper with an assist from the Glassport Athletic Association.. The bake sale at Reliance Hose Co. will be manned by St. Cecilia's Christian Mothers and Guild and the Holy Cross Ladies Guild including Dorothy Franklin, Corrine Hopkins, Olga Trunzo, Esther Zupi, Mary Lou Hlaszynski, Mary Gianndrea, Helen Wawrzeniak, Morna Uziel, Theresa Pasinski, Wandra Piekut, Mildred Wojciechowski and Irene Uziel.. Mayor Charles Gorun is coordinator of the Saire fund raising activities. Albert Jones is treasurer and Larry Vazquez is in charge of publicity. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 19, 1972 --- Dinner-Dance Set Sunday By Democrats --- Glassport Democratic committee's annual dinner dance is set for Sunday at the Holy Cross Social Center, according to Joseph T. Witkowski, party chairman.. Dinner will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. and dancing -- featuring Ray Jay and the Carousels -- is scheduled from 9 p.m. to midnight.. Mr. witkowski listed the committees for the affair which include: Welcome: Mayor Charles Gorun, Mr. Witkowski, Mrs. Gertrude Ormand. Arrangements: Walter Cross and John Deliman. Finance: Regina Deliman.. Tickets: Benny Papernick, Nicholas G. Siudela, Lloyd Greinert, Andrew Slafka, Mr. Cross, George Goshio, Frank L. Tacik and John B. Piekut.. Safety and Parking: Bernard Dworek Jr., James Iacone, Andrew Kurta, Steve Marcus, Edward Mihoces, Lawrence Oley, Edward Osada, Eugene Skerkoski, Sam Tarli, Valentine Uziel, Louis D' Angelo and Sam Vignovich.. Speakers: Mr. Tacik, Samuel DeMarco, Thomas Chadwick, William Dugan, Peter Gallo, Albert Halucha, William James, Michael Kurka, Ronald Meisl, Anthony Pepe, Thomas Urbanski, Joseph Zeleznik, Felix Zyra, Mr. Goshio, Andrew Slafka.. Dinner: Mrs. Ormand, Lucy Chuia, Edith Slafka, Barbara Brown, Sophie Zoscak, Rose D'Angelo, Louis Sopko, Mary Mordecki, Virginia Figas, Diane Newhouse, T. Miriam McNelies, Ethel Potamro, Lillian Witkowski, Gertrude Krivonak, Marion Jogan, Mary Kudla, Joanna Tomko, Frances Slafka, Clara Uziel, Rita Mae Cross, Patricia DiMarco.. Refreshments: Mr. Pepe, Thomas Witkowski, Eugene Tacik, Stanley Sedney, Clem Tyskiewicz, Guy Borelli, Francis Amber, Stanley Ejchost, Chester Iwanoski, Edward Oreynak, Emil Oreynak, Michael Tomko, William Slafka, Edward Smith, Milan Trbovich, John Victor, John Walczak, Stanley Wawrzeniak.. Property: Mr. Slafka, Robert Pater, Dominic Capozzoli, Ted Danaluk, George Evanovich, James Hohl, Michael Hruska, John Klotz, Michael Kurta, Harry Long, John Mihalcik, Joseph Muic, Charles Pociask, Thomas Reynolds, Norbert Schwab, Nicholas Siudela Jr., Joseph Siudyla, Onfrey Siudyla, John Svatz, Paul Synkowski, Raymond Tudek, Walter Wiech, Joseph Zebak, John Zielinski, Edward Benner, John Mehalcik Jr., James Bittner and William West. Source: McKeesport Daily News

February 1, 1973 --- Installation Set By Catholic Men --- Installation ceremonies for officers and trustees of the Catholic Men's Organization are scheduled for March 25 at the Glassport American Legion Post.. Installed will be Pat Peebly, president; Edward Valencik, vice president; Paul Trunzo, treasurer; Stephen J. Fedak, secretary; Ralph Martino, chaplain; William Pensenstadler, assistant chaplain; J o h n Deliman and Frank Shadwick, three-year trustees; John Trunzo and Tom Bradley, two-year trustees; Al Solan and Frank Schepis, one-year trustees.. CMO officials announced a member's drive will be conducted in February and March, adding new and former members will be accepted without an initiation fee. An initiation ceremony will be conducted after the installation. Source: McKeesport Daily News

March 9, 1973 --- Girl Scouts Plan Flag Ceremonies --- Glassport Girl Scout Neighborhood will celebrate Girl Scout Week beginning Sunday through March 18 with flag ceremonies scheduled at the borough honor roll.. The schedule includes Junior Troop 1205 on Monday with Mrs. Rosalie Rybka and Mrs. Andrew Gaydos, leaders; Brownie Troop 912 for Tuesday with Mrs. Wayne Randolph, leader; Junior Troop 1082 for Wednesday with Mrs. Gus Hapsias, Mrs. Anthony Spagnola and Mrs. Michael Pazuchanics, leaders; Cadette Troop 296 on Thursday with Mrs. Ronald Meisl and Maryann Massarro, leaders; Brownie Troop 1203 Friday with Mrs. Peter Yablonsky and Mrs. Francis Hicks, leaders; Senior Troop 735 with Mrs. Emil Matta, leader.. Girl Scouts are also requested to wear uniforms Monday to commemorate the organization's anniversary, neighborhood officials announced.. They added all troops will participate in a Folk Mass at 9 a.m. March 18 at St. Cecilia Church and girls are to report at 8:45 a.m. in uniform. Source: McKeesport Daily News

March 9, 1973 --- Skating Party Slated --- Girl Scout Cadette Troop 296 is sponsoring a skating party from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Eden Park Rink. Tickets and further information are available from Karen Meisl, 1910 Ola ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News

April 9, 1973 --- Basketball Team Cited at Banquet --- Basketball team and cheerleaders of Glassport Catholic School were honored at a banquet yesterday in the Holy Cross Social Center.. Jackets were presented to members of the team, cheerleaders and coaches. Fifth and sixth graders were given trophies for winning the St. Angela Sixth Grade Tournament and Tom Sowerby and Paul Brozovich received trophies for being on the all-star team in the Glassport Catholic Sixth Grade Tournament.. Players cited were Joe Giannandrea, Henry Kudla, Joe Siudyla, Mark Sowa, Cary Valyo, Mike Vitullo, Felix Zyra, Kip Roche, Chris Uziel, Paul Brozovich, Mark Kudla, Joe Layhue, Pat Nolder, Tom Sowerby, John Vukovich, Dave Petrosky, Bob Tyszkiewicz, Dean Trunzo, Joe Witkowski and Joe Sklencar.. Ken Denne, basketball coach at South allegheny High School was guest speaker.. Banquet committee consisted of Mrs. Joanne Nolder, chairman; Mrs. Rita Zyra and Mrs. Dolores Valyo, co-chairmen; Mrs. Mary Giannandrea, Mrs. Jean Kudla, Mrs. Dorothy Roche, Mrs. Sue Vitullo, Mrs. dorothy Vukovich, Ed Wichman, Pat Nolder and Feliz Zyra. Source: McKeesport Daily News

April 9, 1973 --- Mothers to Meet --- Glassport Mother's Club will meet at 7:45 p.m. tomorrow in the junior high school. Mary Sydeski, Julia Cavalier and Ann Kaye will be hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News

April 9, 1973 --- Senior Citizens Unit To Meet Wednesday --- Regular meeting of Glassport Senior Citizens is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the CIO Hall, 528 Monongahela Ave., with Fred Kass presiding.. Lunch committee will consist of Mary Llewllyn, Jean Price, Helen Kostkas and Mary Poinar. Source: McKeesport Daily News

November 7, 1973 --- Brown Unseats Pepe; Wife Loses to Gorun --- Although Mrs. Barbara Jean Brown was defeated in her quest for the mayor's office, her husband, John managed to unseat incumbent Democratic Councilman Anthony Pepe Jr. in yesterday's general election.. Mr. Brown, who is the borough republican chairman, will be the only member of his party in the official family. Mrs. Brown, who is a registered Democrat, won the Republican nomination for the top seat in Glassport last spring but was defeated by incumbent Democrat Charles Gorun.. Mayor Gorun, according to the unofficial tallies of the County Election Bureau, received 1,452 votes while Mrs. Brown got 622.. Beside Mr. Brown, incumbent Democrats Albert Halucha and Samuel DeMarco were victorious to begin another term by placing first and second, respectively. Mr. Halucha, who ran on both the Republican and Democratic tickets, received 308 and 1,534 votes from respective parties.. He and Mr. DeMarco, who is currently the president of council, had Democratic Party support. Councilman DeMarco was victorious with 1,539 votes. Mr. Brown ranked third with 491 tallies.. The council candidates the sheer were voted on an at-large basis rather than strictly ward representation.. Tallies of defeated council candidates are as follows: Mr. Pepe Jr., a Democrat, 251; and republican John Jenco, 352.. William A. James will be the new tax collector for the borough with his Democratic victory over Alphonse M. Pomocky, a Republican. James, who will succeed Democratic Party Chairman Joseph T. Witkowski in that office, copped 1,488 tallies while Pomocky got 539.. A third candidate, Edward J. Novak got 24 votes in his Union Independent Party candidacy for that office. The current winner defeated the present tax collector in the May primary.. Democrats scored two victories in the auditor and constable at - large races. Clement Tyskiewicz, the Democrat, received 1,305 votes over the Republican candidate, Corrine Hopkins who got 491. James V. Iacone will continue as constable following his victory over the Republican contender Raymond Arbaczewski with a vote of 1,384 to 542. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1973 --- Parking Ban Set --- Acting Police Chief Lloyd Greinert has notified residents of Fern Way and Peach Way between Second and Fifth Sts. that sanitation crews have been having difficulty in making garbage pickups there because of cars parked on both sides of the street. He said a parking ban will be in effect on those streets on garbage collection day and that collections will not be made in the cases of violators. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 1, 1973 --- Christian Mothers, Guild Set Party --- St. Cecilia's Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild will hold the annual Christmas party Monday following the 7:30 p.m. meeting. The meeting will be in the school hall. Gifts will be exchanged and men's socks will be donated for the St. Vincent DePaul Missions in California.. The women will sponsor a choral program highlighting "The Entertainers" at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in the South Allegheny Junior High School gym, it was announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 8, 1974 --- Club to Meet In Social Hall --- Glassport Homemakers Club will meet at 10 AM Wednesday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church hall. Members are requested to bring a lunch and a beverage will be served, leaders said.. Mrs. Ann Bedont will preside and Elizabeth Smith, Ann Stefan and Paula Szymanski will serve on committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 8, 1974 --- Club Meeting Set --- Glassport Mothers Club will meet at 7:45 PM tomorrow at Glassport Junior High School, when Mrs. Helen Limberger and Mrs. Bertha Mularski will be hostesses. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 15, 1974 --- Anniversary Fete Planned --- A series of special events is scheduled for the 25th pastoral anniversary celebration of the Rev. John H. Creeks, pastor of Glassport United Methodist and West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport.. The four-day schedule of activities will begin April 25 and will include appearances of guest speakers. Concluding the celebration will be an April 28 banquet at the Penn McKee Hotel, McKeesport. Corresponding Secretary Marcia McElravy reminds church members Sunday is the deadline for banquet reservations.. The anniversary celebration will begin with the 7:30 PM service at the Glassport church April 25, when St. Colman Choir from Turtle Creek will present a musical program. The Rev. James Robb will be the guest speaker for a service scheduled at the West Side Church at the same hour the following night.. The Rev. and Mrs. Van Riper of Washington will speak at 7 PM Saturday in the Glassport Church.. The 11 AM service Sunday will feature an address by Dr. Harold Porter of Nashville. Henry Harrison from Portsmouth VA, will be the guest speaker for the 4 PM banquet at the hotel. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1974 --- St. Cecilia's Team To End Season --- A series of awards will be presented to the outstanding teams and players of the St. Cecilia's Bowling League during tomorrow's banquet which will close the season.. The banquet will begin at 6:30 PM in the Holiday House Among the honorees will be members of Violets team which was the champion team for the first half of the season and eventually became the top team for the year.. Players in the Violets are Margaret Matta, Cookie Stanich, Ann Hapsias, Ann Latin, Ann Pepe and Dolly Miller. Louise Kontros was the captain.. The Daisies, headed by Laura Thompson, were the winners of the second half of the season.. Other leading members who will be honored include: Anabelle McKeeta, highest scorer; Louise Kontros, highest average; Ann Cirtelli, high three-game scorer.. During the banquet, plans for an August picnic will be discussed. The officers and a special committee of the league made the preparations for tomorrow's banquet.. They are: Helen Mihalko, president; Midge Liebel, vice president; Judi Feltz, treasurer; Corrine Hopkins, secretary; and Pat Wilson, Ann Hapsias, Olga Pribanich, Karen Bucy, Sara Trasp and Anabelle McKeeta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1974 --- Troop 54 Prepares For Hoagie Sale --- Boy Scout Troop 54 will sponsor a hoagie sale Saturday for the benefit of its Canada canoe trip. Boys will be excepting orders this week on a door-to-door visit to local homes.. Scoutmaster Donald Kerklo will accept orders for anyone not contacted by troop members. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 30, 1974 --- Nominations Slated For Legion Post --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will conduct nomination of officers during its 8 PM meeting tomorrow in the post home. Cmdr. John Vavrek will preside.. Ladies Auxiliary will serve lunch and refreshments after the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 15, 1974 --- Legion to Fete Judge Hester --- Common Pleas Judge John P. Hester will be hosted by Glassport American Legions Post 443 during a testimonial dinner in his honor Saturday evening.. The Legion members as well as special guests from various government levels are expected to attend the event that will begin at 6 p.m. in the post home on Monongahela Ave.. Featured speaker for the testimonial program will be U.S. District Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Weis.. Congressman Joseph M . Gaydos will serve as toastmaster and will present an introduction to the honored guest. County Commissioner Leonard P. Staisey will provide remarks as will Guy Eisenhower, 33rd District Cmdr. of the American Legion.. Also participating in the program will be Glassport Council President Thomas Chadwick, South Allegheny School Board President Michael Kurka, District Magistrate Andrew Kurta, Post 443 Cmdr. George W. March, the Rev. Walter O'Hara of St. Cecilia's Church and the Glassport United Methodist Pastor, the Rev. John Creeks.. Judge Hester played a significant part in the Glassport government with his service as borough secretary from 1938 to 1941, followed by a membership on council of which he served as president from 1944 to 1950.. A graduate of Gonzaga High School, Washington, D.C., Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Judge Hester began his law practice in 1945. He was solicitor for Glassport, Dravosburg, Millvale and Heidelberg. He was also the legal advisor for the school districts of Glassport, Millvale and North Fayette.. He was appointed to the county court bench in 1960 and Common Pleas Court since 1963. He was elected to the latter post in the same year and served in that capacity since. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 16, 1974 --- Local Clergymen Schedule Events --- Glassport clergymen have listed church activities for the week.. Scheduled at the Glassport United Methodist Church are: Nominating Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today, women's prayer fellowship at 10 a.m., Tuesday; Bible study at 7 p.m., Thursday; and prayer time at 6:30 p.m., Saturday.. Sunday school officers and teachers as well as the first session of the EMR Program Committee will hold meetings at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. John Luthern Church. St. John's Church council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and a Catechethical Class will be organized at 10 a.m. Saturday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1974 --- Week's Church Events Posted --- Local ministers announced the series of church activities for this week.. Glassport United Methodist Church will have a 10 a.m. Women's Prayer Fellowship and a Thanksgiving dinner for the congregation at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Mrs. Jane Case and Frank Gironda are in charge of arrangements for the dinner. Children of the church will present a program under the direction of Mrs. Carol Creeks.. The congregation will join members of Amity Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. Wednesday for that church's 100th anniversary celebration.. Scheduled for Thursday is a 7 p.m. Youth Bible study session and Adult Bible meeting at the same time.. Prayer time will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.. Evangelistic Life Style delegates from First Baptist Church will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Penn Hills Baptist church.. More volunteers are needed for the choir at St. John Lutheran Church. Interested persons are asked to attend the choir practice scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Catechetical Class will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 18, 1974 --- CMO to Sponsor Three Socials --- Catholic Men's Organization will sponsor three events a Dec. 8 trip to Heinz Hall and Christmas parties for children and adults.. Reservations for the theatre bus party to Heinz Hall for the performance of Handel's "Messiah" can be made by contacting Paul Trunzo. . Children of CMO members who are up to and including nine years of age will be eligible to attend the Dec. 22 yuletide party that will begin at 2 p.m. in the CMO hall. Registration for the event will be accepted until Dec. 2. Youngsters will be shown a movie and treats during the party. A special feature will be a visit from Santa Claus.. The adult Christmas party will be held Dec. 21 at 8:30 p.m. for members and guests. Al Solan, John Deliman, Paul Trunzo, Tom Bradley and Tony Spagnola are on the Christmas parties committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 10, 1975 --- United Methodist Events Scheduled --- Events scheduled at Glassport United Methodist Church this week are as follows: Tuesday - Women's prayer fellowship at 10 a.m.. Wednesday - Mid-week Lenten service with Christy Park United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m.. Thursday - Youth Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. and service at the McKeesport powers at 8 P.M.. Friday - Community Bible Club meetings from 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.. Saturday - Prayer hour at 6:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 10, 1975 --- KiteWinners Told By Officials --- Officials from Glassport United Methodist Church have announced the winners of the kite-making contest.. Winners include Nick Sowko, first prize; Kim Yuhas, second prize and Nancy Herold, third prize. All three were from the Adventure Club.. Other winners from the Action Club included Linda Mason, first prize; June Sechrist, second prize and Bill Manges, third prize.. Officials said there were approximately 80 students from the area representing 14 churches in the contest. Judges were Mrs. Deborah Miller, Mrs. Margaret Patton, E. Phillips and the Rev. John Creeks of Glassport United Methodist Church. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 22, 1975 --- Clergy Post Church Events --- Local clergymen announced the weekend church services and activities for the beginning of Holy Week.. "The King's Cross" will be the Palm Sunday sermon by the Rev. Paul N. Schnur at St. John Lutheran Church tomorrow. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.. Bruce Sechrist will address the congregation from the pulpit during tomorrow's 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m.. The Rev. Robert Montgomery of First Presbyterian Church of Glassport, said his sermon at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow will be "The Hour of Irony." Youth Choir will sing. Church School will begin at 9:45 a.m.. At Glassport United Methodist Church tomorrow the worship service will begin at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Creeks will deliver another in his series of messages entitled "Living the Impossible Life." Reception of new members will be held at that time.. The evening service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Mr. Creeks' message will be "The Miracles of Jesus." Youth singers from Christy Park United Methodist church will perform. Sunday school is scheduled for 9:45 a.m., the minister said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1975 --- Robins Win --- Robins defeated the Blue Jays for the season title of the Ladybirds Bowling team. Gertrude Sunger bowled the 600 series in the runoff for the title. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 9, 1975 --- Personal --- Mrs. Kathleen Piekut of 2510 Washington Blvd., is a patient in McKeesport hospital. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1975 --- Homemakers Set 10 a.m. Session --- The Homemakers Club of Glassport will meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Cecilia's Hall. . officials announced.. In charge of the session will be Mrs. Anna Bedont. Serving on the committee will be Mrs. Bedont. Mrs. Lottie Dyson and Mrs. Bertha Mularski. Birthdays will be honored. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1975 --- Outing Canceled --- The annual St. Cecilia parish picnic, originally scheduled for last Sunday at Renziehausen Park, McKeesport, was canceled due to the inclement weather. The Parish Council said the outing was canceled due to the weather and for the safety of elderly persons and children. It was noted. however. that the jubilee benefit was conducted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1975 --- GAA Sports Fete Discussion Set --- Final arrangements for the annual Glassport Athletic Association sports banquet, set for Sunday at 6 p. m. in the Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 Fire Hall. will be discussed tomorrow at the regular GAA session.. Members meet in the PNA Hall at 8:30 p. m. All boys and girls who participated in this season's baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball programs will be hosted at the fete.. Persons who did not participate may also attend if they purchase tickets at tomorrow's meeting, a spokesman for the organization noted. Bruce Cross, president, noted that nominations for officers will be accepted also at the business portion of the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1975 --- Bowling league Schedules Event --- St. Cecilia Ladies Bowling League will open its winter and fall season with a dinner event scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at Paule's Lookout in West Mifflin.. The business agenda will include the selection of the league's official staff and amendment of league rules. The new season will officially get under way on Sept, 10 at the Glassport Lanes. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 2, 1975 --- Legion to Meet --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet tomorrow at 8 p. in. in the post horse with Cmdr. Bill March presiding at the business session. The Ladies Auxiliary will serve refreshments following a buffet lunch following the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 5, 1975 --- St. Cecilia CCM-Guild To Open Year Monday ---- "Together Through Mary" is the theme chosen for the 1975-76 season by the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild of St. Cecilia Church in Glassport.. Initial meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the church will open with a mass in honor of the Blessed Mother's birthday. The Rev. George Parme, spiritual director and pastor of the parish, will officiate and deliver a homily on the Blessed Mother.. The newly-elected president, Mrs.Virginia Como, will conduct the business session which will be followed by a social in the meeting room. Officers serving with Mrs. Como are Mrs.Margaret Matta, vice president. Mrs. Edna Levkus, secretary; and Mrs. Leona Latin, treasurer. Standing committee chairmen include Mrs. Matta and Mary Gribshaw, program: Annabelle McKeeta, membership: Corrine Hopkins, publicity: Ann Schnelzer, hospitality: Theresa Piotrowski and Betty Lucot, ways and means: Betty Trunzo, social: Dorothy Vukovich, decorations: Agnes Wozniak, Little Flower: Ann Ross, rosary and Florence D'Antonio, telephone.. Parish council representative is Florence Tomedolskey and representatives to the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are Mrs. Hopkins and Jean Evans. Officers will have charge of St. Monica's committee.. Hostesses for the September meeting will be Mrs. Trunzo and the newly-appointed chairmen of the standing committees. In keeping with the theme for the year, they have chosen a Madonna centerpiece for the table appointments which will be in charge of Mrs. Vukovich.. The event is open to women of the parish with membership in charge of Mrs. McKeeta. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1975 --- Library Workers For Week Named --- Volunteer workers for the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library tomorrow are Mrs, Florence Gerstner, Mrs. Betty Cooley, Mrs. Gwen Shaw and Mildred Snyder.. For Wednesday, workers are Mrs. Ann Dzurko, Mrs. Barbara Kovac, Mrs. Eleanor Tragesser and Mrs. Margaret Walters. Thursday the volunteers include Mrs. Mary Davis, Mrs. Virginia Gorun, Mrs. Helen Weiss and Mrs. Ruth Whirl. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1975 --- Senior Citizens Schedule Event --- Glassport Senior Citizens organization will hold its regular meeting Wednesday at 1:15 p.m, in the CIO hall, with Fred Kass presiding. A spokesman said the president will outline the testimony he gave last month at a hearing on plans for the aging in Allegheny County.. A hot lunch will he served prior to the meeting, it was added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1975 --- Sessions Resume --- The Glassport Auxiliary Police will resume fall meetings tomorrow at 7 p.m. Officials said anyone wishing to join the unit may report to the headquarters at 530 Monongahela Ave. at 6 :30 tomorrow. Applicants must be borough residents, between the ages of 18 and 55 and have no criminal record. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1975 --- Mothers to Meet --- The Glassport Youth Football Association Mothers will meet tonight at 9 o'clock inthe PNA Hall. It is important all mothers attend, a spokesperson stated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1975 --- Ladies to Meet --- Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the fire hall. Mrs. Dorothv Trunzo will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1975 --- PTA Meeting Set --- Glassport Elementary PTA will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the library at Third Ward School. New kindergarten parents will be guests at the meeting and faculty, from Second and Third Wards will be introduced, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1975 --- Street Sweeping Times Slated --- Borough officials announce that Monongahela Ave. will be swept at designated times posted on signs erected along the street.. The signs will indicate no parking on this side from 7 to 10 a.m. on certain days.. The borough had been unable to sweep the streets properly before now as a result of the parked cars, according to the borough spokesman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1975 --- Ladies to Meet --- Ladies Auxiliary to Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall. Mary Pociask will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1975 --- Dumping Cited By Borough --- A spokesman for the borough said yesterday that individuals have been depositing trash on borough property unnecessarily.. The spokesman said there is regular pickup of garbage and a permit is obtainable from the borough garage to use the bin placed at the sewage treatment plant on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. With these outlets for trash, there is no reason to dump garbage at the borough garage, the spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 9, 1975 --- CMO Meet Set --- Members of the Catholic Men's Organization will meet tomorrow at 9 p. m. in the CMO hall on Monongahela Ave., with Pat Peebly presiding. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 10, 1975 --- Session Called --- A community-wide meeting of organizations desirous of taking part in the bicentennial clelbration being planned here has been called for today. Co-Chairment Edwin Stetz and Andrew Kurta will preside at the session at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Post home. Any individual or organization representative may attend they said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 11, 1975 --- Bid Opened On Signal --- Bids were opened on a preemption warning device for No. 2 Fire Hall at the Glassport Borough Council meeting. The device in question flashes when an alarm goes off to stop traffic and allow egress of fire vehicles.. The contract was awarded to Eastern Signal Control Co. for $4.321.72.. The council passed a resolution thanking Legislators George Miscevich and Donald Abraham for aiding the borough in obtaining a permit for the pre-emption device.. The council also:

-- Passed a resolution opposing the recent rate increase for supplying water to fire hydrants.
-- Passed a resolution opposing the projected take-over of Copperweld by Imetal of France.
-- Passed a resolution to honor past school principal and outstanding citizen of the community, Dr. Roy Hickes.
-- Passed an ordinance ratifying the awarding of a bid to Anderson Asphalt Co. for the 1975 road paving program.
-- Passed a resolution authorizing borough officials to sign a deed for the conveyance of a piece of property to Russell Heath.
-- Passed a motion to advertise for rock salt and cinders.

Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 11, 1975 --- Ceremonies Set For St. Cecilia's --- The Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, will form an honor guard to receive the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima carried by members of the Holy Name Society.. Songs, honoring the Blessed Mother, will be sung with Emma Schwerha as the accompanists. Blessed Sacrament will be espo ed for public adoration after the 11 a.m. mass on Sunday until the closing ceremony set for 7 p.m.. The Rev. George Parme, pastor, will officiate at the various masses on Saturday evening and those planned for Sunday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 11, 1975 --- Lodge to Meet --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Noble Grand Marge Fallquist presiding. There will be nomination of officers for the coming term. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 11, 1975 --- Copperweld Corp. Employes Protest Takeover --- By JACK GLARROW Daily News District Editor -- Seven buses carrying an estimated 300 persons arrived in New York City today in a protest demonstration of a French-based firm's attempt to acquire Copperweld Corp.. The motor caravan left Glassport last night amid shouts of encouragement from a throng that assembled in a show of strength and support.. Labor leaders, corporation officials, employes and workers' families were aboard the buses. Leading the delegation are John DiSciullo, president of United Steelworkers, Local 1407, and William Kostyzak, president of the Clerical and Technical Workers, Local 7373, of Copperweld's Bimetallics Division, Glassport plant.. The seven buses left from in front of the plant shortly before midnight, bound for Rockefeller Plaza, where Societe Imetal has its offices in the United States.. Members of South Allegheny High School Band played last night as the crowd assembled, adding to the spirit of the gathering.. Today's demonstration is the latest in a series of protests being displayed in opposition to Societe Imetal's takeover plan.. Support for Copperweld's U. S. - based ownership has grown since the takeover plan first surfaced weeks ago.. Employes of two Ohio divisions marched on Washington, D.C., earlier this week in attempts to gain federal lawmakers' attention and win support for their cause.. Tomorrow, U. S. Rep. John H. Dent of Westmoreland County, will bring his subcommittee on labor standards to Glassport for hearings. The committee is expected to take testimony from persons opposing the foreign firm's takeover.. Rep. Dent, when the committee is completed here, will move on to Ohio where more testimony will be gathered at the Warren and Shelby plants.. Societe Imetal has offered $42.50 per share for Copperweld stock.. Copperweld management, contends the takeover would siphon company earnings overseas at the expense of growth here.. In Washington. D. C., about 90 congressmen have petitioned the U. S. Justice Department to investigate the planned takeover. A hearing in U. S. District Court in Pittsburgh is scheduled for Monday.. It is expected that U. S. Senior Judge John Miller will hear Copperweld's request for a permanent injunction blocking the proposal on grounds it will restrict free trade in the U. S. in certain metals.. Among the lawmakers heading the support for Copperweld's management position will be Congressman Joseph M. Gaydos of the 20th District which encompasses Glassport much of the MonYough Valley. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1975 --- Senior Citizens Cite USW Group --- A five-member nominating committee which will prepare a slate of officers has been appointed by Glassport Senior Citizens Association.. Those named as members of the body were Margaret Finney, Albert Carapella, Helen Kostkas, Elizabeth Smith and Lloyd Greinert.. Other action by the association includes approval of a resolution commending the following for making possible improvements in the pension and insurance program: I.W. Abel, United Steelworker president; members of the USW International Executive Board; the Insurance and Pension Department and local union officers. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1975 --- Service Update Told by Church --- Tomorrow at 4 p.m., the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will arrive in St. Cecelia Church.. A benediction by the Rev. George Parme and a procession by members of the parish will highlight the closing ceremonies on Sunday at p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1975 --- Communion Set --- The Holv Name Society of St. Cecilia's Church will receive communion Sunday at 9 a. m. mass. A meeting of the society will take place in the parish school hall after the service is scheduled when persons planning to attend the West Virginia and Pitt football game are to turn in ticket money. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 12, 1975 --- Personal --- Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Vitullo of 515 Ohio Ave., will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple has four children. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1975 --- Legion Aides Slate Session --- The Ladies Auxiliary to the Glassport American Legion Post 443 will hold its regular meeting tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the post home with Catherine March presiding.. Initiation for new members will be conducted and a covered dish dinner will conclude the meeting. Mrs. Diane Upperman of 49-D Crawford Village, McKeesport, is in charge of the current membership dues collection. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1975 --- Volunteers Named For Library --- Librarv workers for the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library for tomorrow include Gwen Hough, Mrs. Nina Mina Disegi,, Mrs. Margaret Anater and Mrs. Carol Creeks.. For Wednesday, the volunteers include Mrs. Dorothy Stepko, Mrs. Mildred Rankin, Mrs. Catherine Duncan and Mrs. Margaret Ford.. The library will be closed Thursday due to its being used for a Women's Club meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1975 --- Fall Cleanup Slated Here --- Fall trash pickup will be Oct. 6 to 22 in Glassport. The schedule for various areas is as follows: Trash pickup in Third Ward will be Oct. 6-8. in Second Ward. Oct. 13-15 and in the First Ward. Oct. 20-22. Due to the cleanup, the Sewage Bin will be removed on Oct. 4.. Police have been notified to apprehend and fine all scavengers seeking scrap or metal or other items of possible value in the discard. Anyone wishing to collect items must have the permission of the borough and a permit to do so, obtainable at the borough garage.. Broken bags will not be picked up, according to borough officials. Residents are asked to separate metal articles and put them in open boxes to be collected. Twigs and tree branches should be tied in bundles so they are easily handled. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 15, 1975 --- Group to Meet --- Glassport Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cecilia Hall to discuss plans for the Oct. 6 trip to Morgantown. The group announced that dinner for those attending that activity is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Mount Chateau Lodge. Mrs. Anna Bedont will preside Wednesday. Her committee includes Mrs. Josephine Matta, Mrs. Mamie Modesta and Mrs. Mary McWilliams. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 27, 1975 --- Churches Here list Rites --- Churches within the borough have scheduled worship services for tomorrow and events for the remainder of the week.. At the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Donald E. Ferguson, pastor, has chosen for his sermon topic at the 11 a. m. service. "The Modern Pharisee." Church School is at 9:45 a. m.. The Rev. Paul N. Schnur. pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, will officiate at the 11 a.m. service when he will address the congregation on "Spiritual Renewal." Sunday School is at 9:45 a. m.. At Glassport United Methodist Church. the Rev. John H. Creeks will bring a message entitled. "What Sort of People Ought You To Be?" for the 11 a. m. service tomorrow. Sunday School is at 9:45 a. m. Following the worship hour, the congregation will gather at the church at 1:15 a. m. to travel to Deep Creek, Md., for an all-day outing. Other events include the Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 29, 1974 --- Borough Given '76 Banner --- (Picture Caption) Glassport Mayor Charles Gorun, right, and Commander George March of American Legion Post 443 display a bicentennial flag which will be flown daily in Glassport during the year-long celebration of the country's 200th anniversary. The flag was presented to the borough after acquisition by post representatives attending the Second Annual Governor's Bicentennial Conference in Hershey in March. The flag will be officially flown on Oct. 11, at which time a kick-off parade is scheduled, followed by a combined religious observance on Oct. 12 at Glassport Stadium. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 30, 1975 --- Grid Mothers Slated to Meet --- Glassport Midget Football Mothers will meet this evening at 8 o'clock in the P.N.A. Hall to discuss plans for the flea mart and the team banquet.. Persons wishing to donate items for the flea mart have been requested to contact either Mrs. Bonnie Brownfield or Mrs. Joanne Yaublansky. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 30, 1975 --- GYFA Schedules Special Session --- Glassport Youths Football Association has scheduled a special meeting for 9 p.m. today at the P.N.A. Hall.. Robert Carlson, president, announced that members of the association will discuss plans for the community's Bicentennial parade ser for Oct. 11.

September 30, 1975 --- Results Noted --- Joseph T. Witkowski, Glassport Democratic Committee chairman, reports the following results of the recent voting registration: 28 Democrats. one Republican, one independent and 19 reinstatements. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 30, 1975 --- GAA To Meet --- The Glassport Athletic Association will conduct its monthly meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m.. in the PNA Hall. Officers will be elected. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 30, 1975 --- Meeting Canceled --- This month's meeting of the ladies Guild of Holy Cross Church has been canceled, according to a spokesman for the group. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 30, 1975 --- Program Resumed --- The Glassport Young Women's Club wish to announce that the v have resumed its Block Parents program. Posters will be posted in the appropriate homes for the children. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 7, 1975 --- Bible Club To Begin --- Registration Day for this year's Community Bible Club will be Thursday at the United Methodist Church. Club leaders, representing seven area Protestant and Catholic churches, invite all children to join God's AdventureAction Corps.. Corps for kindergarten through third grade will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. and fourth through sixth grade from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. Children must bring parental permission slips to Thursday' meeting, leaders said.. Club programs include Bible learning, craft projects, missionary adventures and parties.. Youth in seventh through twelfth grade can join the Community Bible Study Group which meets from 7 to 9 p.m the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 419 N. Monongahela Ave.

October 7, 1975 --- Bible Class Set --- Friendship Bible Class of the United Methodist Church will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 8. Mrs. Ann William will be hostess at her home and Mrs. Rhoda Douglas will be devotional leader. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 7, 1975 --- Book Sale Scheduled --- A used book sale will be held at the Samuel A. Weiss Community Library on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Workers are as follows: Tuesday: Mrs. Betty Cooley, Mrs. Florence Gerstner, Mrs. Mary Porter and Mrs. Gwen Shaw. Wednesday: Mrs. Dorothy Stepkd. Mrs. Mildred Rankin, Mildred Snyder and Mrs. Eleanor Tragcsser. Thursday: Mrs. Mildred Stephanovic, Mrs. Wojciechowski, Mrs. Helen Weiss and Mrs. Ruth Whirl. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1975 --- Bicentennial Rites Scheduled Sunday --- "God and Country" is the theme of an ecumenical program being sponsored by the Glassport Bicentennial Committee. The event will be at Glassport Memorial Stadium Sunday beginning at 2 p. m.. The ecumenical service will commemorate the nation's founding 200 years ago.. All faiths in the community, Catholic, Protestant and Jewish will be represented, the committee pointed.out.. Church bells throughout the borough are to ring from 1:55 p. m. until 2 to signal the start of the observance.. Residents are being urged to display the American flag at their homes and places of business.. Mayor Charles Gorun has issued a plea to the citizens of the community to participate in the event. He will welcome the throng at the stadium.. Dr. Ford Lewis Battles, of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will be guest speaker and deliver the main address.. The invocation will be offered by the Rev. George Parme, pastor of St. Cecilia Church and the benediction will be given by Rabbi Dr. Leonard Winograd of the Temple B'nai Israel in McKeesport.. District Magistrate Andrew Kurta will lead the audience in .the pledge of allegiance. Edwin Stetz, committee co-chairman, will introduce the toastmaster, Judge John P. Hester.. Other features of the program will be selections by the McKeesport Choraliers and remarks from the Rev. Arthur Davies, pastor of. the Church of: God in Glassport.. Program committee persons included William Carns, Mrs. Anne Dzurko, Mrs. Rae Papernick and Florence Tomedolskey. Others contributing to the program were: Dr. Joseph Como, Eli Cubra, Peter Kasyan, Steve Orlando, Ralph Pater, Anthony Pepe, Angelo Schinosi, Bruce Sechrist and John Vavrek.. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be in St. Cecilia Church. The committee noted, too, that the next session will be Oct. 23 and not Oct.,16 as originally scheduled. The group meets in the Glassport Library, Miss Tomedolskey announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 8, 1975 --- Awards Given By Troop 54 --- Members of Boy Scout Troop 54 receiving promotions and awards at Parent's Night include: Lou D'Angelo, Larry Ali. Robert Ordent, John Janci. Henry Herold, Jim Kampas, Armond Sarti, John Goetz, Carl Goetz, Gerard Brezecki, Jeff Nolder; Steve Turek, Ed Poston, Tom Poston, Eric Reese, Kevin Jones and David Mauritz.. Jeffrey Fetch and John Vukovich were indicted into the troop by Scoutmaster Donald C. Kerklo. Mr. Kerklo explained the camping and outing program for the year then temporarily resigned his position as scoutmaster after 16 years, to take the position of Shingus district commissioner. Armond Sarti will resume as scoutmaster. The troop put on skits and refreshments were served. The troop will march on Saturday in the Glassport Bicentennial Parade. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 10, 1975 --- Community Officials Set Parade --- Glassport officially launches its Bicentennial celebration tomorrow with a gala parade signaling the borough's recogition of the nation's 200th anniversary year. The parade gets under way at 2 p. m.. Prior to the parade, a formal Bicentennial Flag raising will take place at the Honor Roll. A color guard from the American Legion Post 443 will accompany Mayor Charles Gorun with the ceremony.. In the parade will be numerous floats, marching units, bands, motorized units, service organizations and military corps.. An Air Force jet formation is to buzz the borough in salute to the observance. Parade officials reminded marching units to form at the Glassport Memorial Stadium while mobile units are to line up on the west side of Ohio Ave. between the stadium and the Glassport-Clairton Bridge. Both are to gather at 1 p. m.. Floats have been entered by the Legion post, its Ladies Auxiliary, the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, Young Women's Club the Football Mothers Association and the Women's Club.. Serving on the Parade Committee are John Vavrek, Parade marshal, Andrew Kurta, Edwin Stetz, Robert Pavol, Walter Klimek, Bill March, Joseph Capazzoli and John Thomas.. Sunday at the stadium, an ecumenical service is scheduled when the theme of the program will be "God and Country." . Due to the parade tomorrow, there will be no parking between Third St. and Broadway St. from noon until the parade is over, police officials said.. The route of the parade is as follows: from the stadium, down Monongahela Ave., right at Fifth St., left at Ohio Ave., left at Third St. and down Monogahela Ave. to the American Legion and the Honor Roll where it will disperse, officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 10, 1975 --- White Cane Day Set In Borough --- Mayor Charles V. Gorun has proclaimed today, tomorrow and Sunday White Cane Day in the borough in conjunction with Lions Club efforts to aid sightless persons. Glassport Lions Club is a member of District 14B of Lions international and is known for its fund raising efforts to help the blind. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 14, 1975 --- Group To Meet, Chairmen Listed --- Elementary Parent-Teacher Association will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Third Ward School.. School board candidates have been invited to attend and a question and answer period will follow their introduction, a spokesman said.. Borough Police Officer Larry Oley will discuss the new bowling association formed by the PTA for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.. Committee chairmen for the school term have been named by the president. They include: Mrs. Bonnie Brownfield, ways and means; Mrs. Loretta Lee, activities; James Sowerby, budget and finance; Robert Bentz, and Tom McAuliffe, juvenile protection.. Others include: Mrs. Gail Patrick, library aides; Mrs. Shirley Bentz, teacher aides; Mrs. Lois DeMaio, program; Mrs. Martha Yablonsky, program booklet; and Mrs. Rose Eckman, Bernard Kalacay and Mrs. Shirley Bentz, cultural arts and bicentennial.. Completing the chairmen are: Mrs. Carol Gregg, social; Mrs. Nancy Robertson, historian; Mrs. Sue Tomcik, telephone; Mrs. Mary Lou Ivan, health: and Miss Carol March. Mrs. Rose Eckman and Bernard Kalacay, trustees. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 14, 1975 --- G AA ToSelect Team Coaches --- Athletic Association will have a special meeting to select boy's basketball and girl's volleyball coaches tomorrow night at 8:30 in the Polish National Alliance Hall. Anyone wishing to coach a team is to attend, the president said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 14, 1975 ---Post To Meet American Legion --- Post 443 will have its regular meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the post home. Commander Bill March will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1975 --- Pool Concession Makes Profit --- Swimming pool concession stand made a profit of $4,244.77, almost half of the total receipts received, from its opening in late May to its closing in early September, Councilman Albert Halucha reported.. Mr. Halucha, who operated the stand this summer, said receipts received totalled $8,975.26. while expenditures amounted to $4,730.49. ". He noted the expenditures included. renting a popcorn machine and buying borough equipment that won't need replacing each year, such as a freezer. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1975 --- Special Premier Scheduled Here --- Premier showing of the special television documentary. "Miracle Of Pittron", will be Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Glassport Junior High School, Third St. and Ohio Ave., according Wayne T. Alderson. founder of The Pittron Way, and Samuel L. Piccolo, president of United Steel Workers Local 1306. They said admission will be free. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1975 --- Club Announces Halloween Event --- South Allegheny Rotary Club will sponsor the annual Children's Halloween Parade Oct. 28. Prizes will be given for outstanding costumes and there will be treats for all costumed children, the group said.. The club also announced that donations have been sent to the borough's Junior Bowling League and to the Bicentennial Committee. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 16, 1975 --- Sludge Available --- Persons wishing to obtain sludge from the sewage plant can go to the main gate of the plant on Harrison St. to make a request and sigh the necessary release, borogh officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 18, 1975 --- Area Ministers Slate Services --- Area ministers have listed church activities for tomorrow and Monday.. The Rev. Donald E. Ferguson will deliver a sermon entitled "The Greatest Miracle of All" at the 11 a.m. service tomorrow. Sunday Church School will meet at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow.. First Presbyterian Church service will be at 11 a.m. with the sermon entitled "The Lord Has a Controversy" to be delivered. Sunday Church School will be at 9:30 a.m.. The Rev. John H. Creeks, pastor of United Methodist Church, will deliver the message "Principles to Obtaining Strong Faith" at the 11 a.m. service. Evening service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m.. Monday pastor-parish meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.. St. John Lutheran Church service will be at 11 a.m. with the sermon entitled "To Ceasar-to God" to be delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Schnur, pastor. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m. Bicentennial program will be at Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh, at 4 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 18, 1975 --- Ceremony Slated By Legion Post --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will conduct an initiation ceremony tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the post home.. Mayor Charles Gorun will address the new members. The initiation team will consist of Commander William March, Edward Case. Harry Tompson, Albert Halucha. Edward Pasinski, Steven Fodor, John Huntey, Andrew Kurta, Raymond Krills and William Stolarek.. Following the initiation will be a party under the direction of Catherine March and the Ladies Auxiliary. Co-chairmen for the affair are George Pattakos and Robert Pavol. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 18, 1975 --- Cleanup Planned --- First Ward cleanup will begin Monday and continue through Wednesday, according to Street Commissioner Joseph Capozzoli. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 18, 1975 --- Scouts To Meet --- Cub Scout Pack 52 will have its committee meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of St. Cecelia Church. All adults are welcome a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1975 --- Youth Escapes Serious Injury --- William Schwerha, 11, 812 Ohio Ave., was struck by a car driven by Adrienne Dusi, 21, 24 Erie St., when he attempted to cross the street on the 700 block of Monongahela Ave. yesterday at 3:35 p.m., borough police said.. The youth was taken to McKeesport Hospital where he was treated for multiple bruises, then released, hospital attendants said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1975 --- Area Club Plans Week's Events --- South Allegheny Rotary Club will meet with Clairton Rotary Club Monday at Kecks, a spokesman said.. The Haloween parade sponsored by the club has been set for Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Glassport and will start at Fifth St. and Monongahela Ave., the group said.. Treats will be given to all costumed children and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 23, 1975 --- GYFA Event Set --- Glassport Youth Football Association will meet tonight at 9 o'clock in the Polish National Alliance Hall to discuss parent's night on Saturday, a spoksman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 26, 1976 --- Ted's Mobil Wins In GAA Softball --- Ted's Mobil edged out Paters 8-7 with an extra inning yesterday in Glassport Athletic Association girls' softball.. Winning pitcher was Debbie Burgman, who was also a leading hitter for Ted's along with Debbie Mauritz.. Cindy Sutton took the mound loss for Paters and was that team's leading hitter. Source: McKeesport Daily News

June 26, 1976 --- Activities Planned By Congregations --- Community churches have posted a schedule of services and other activities for tomorrow and Monday.. Worship tomorrow at First Baptist Church will be at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Valerie Turnbull officiating. Guest speaker will be Bruce Sechrist. Sunday School will begin at 10:30 a.m.. Guest minister tomorrow at the 11 a.m. service of Glassport United Methodist Church will be the Rev. Ward Elliott of White Oak. . His message will be "Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out.." Sunday School is slated for 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Robert Miller of Duquesne, will be guest minister at the evening service at 7:30.. Monday, the Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m.. The Rev. Paul N. Schnur, pastor of. St. John Lutheran Church, will conduct his last service at the church tomorrow. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 26, 1976 --- Legion Post Elects Officers --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 has elected officers for the coming year, naming Harry Thompson commander.. Other officers are: Raymond Krills, senior vice commander; Patricia Harris, junior vice commander; Mr. Thompson, finance officer; John Vavrek, judge advocate; Mr. Krills, chaplain and historian; and William Pryzwarty and Charles Puka, sergeants-at-arms.. Elected to the executive board are Andrew Kurta. John Huntey and Michael Kurka. Delegates to the state convention include George Pattakos, Edwin Stetz, Mr. Kurta, Mr., Huntey and Mr. Vavrek.. County committee delegates are Mr. Kurta, Mr. Pattakos, Mr. Stetz, Mr. Vavrek, Mr. Huntey and George March.. Mr. Pattakos, Mr. Huntey and Mr. March were elected to serve on the Home Association board of directors. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 12, 1976 --- Rebekahs Announce Installation --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 563 has announced new officers and committees for the coming year.. Officers were installed by District Deputy President Jeane Palcsej and her staff as follows: Hilda Osada. noble grand; Edna Kass, right support noble grand; Catherine Cappel, left support noble grand; Doris Canova, vice grand; Jeane Palcsej, right support vice grand; Marjorie Fallquist, left support vice grand; Emmaline Holmes, junior past noble grand.. Gladys Piper, chaplain; Grayce Anderson, inside guard; Ruth Karwoski, outside guard; Alberta Wilkes, warden; Louise Malega, conductor; Louise Kirkwood, secretary; Dorothy Kirkwood, treasurer; Ruth Ivill, Rebekah flag bearer; Emma Friend, flag bearer; Frances Ivill, musician, and Katherine Moore, reporter.. Also installed as gate bearers were Mary Jane Kumf and Shirley Breegle. Trustees include Carma Jean Tarli, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Palcsej. Representative to Rebekah Home is Ms. Anderson, representative to Orchard Manor is Ms. Holmes and representative to Rebekah Assembly is Ms. Fallquist.. Ms. Osada has named the following committees for the year: Ways and Means Committee, Ms. Fallquist and Dorothy Kirkwood (cochairmen); Delinquent Committee, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Friend and Louise Kirkwood; Audit Committee, Ms. Canova, Ms. Fallquist and Ms. Palcsej; Sick Committee, Ms. Malega, Ms. Cappel, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Palcsej.. Kitchen Committee: Ms. Canova (chairman), Ms. Palcsej, Ms. Holmes. Ms. Kumf, Ms. Friend, Ms. Moore, Ms. Fallquist, Ms. Wilks, Ms. Karwoski, Ms. Tarli, Ms. Piper, Ms. Breegle, Ms. Malega, Jean Shuster, Dorothy Kirkwood and Louise Kirkwood. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 12, 1976 --- Officer Elected; Opposition Voiced --- Polish-American Political Club has announced the election of Joseph M. Siudela as secretary-treasurer, filling a vacancy left by Raymond Cegelski, who resigned. Mr. Siudela has been active in scouting, civic and political affairs.. The club also adopted a resolution protesting to the Public Utility Commission the proposed rate increase Duquesne Light Co. has requested, according to club President Nicholas G. Siudela.. In addition, a second resolution was adopted protesting the 20 per cent pay increase for state senators and legislators, Mr. Siudela said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 12, 1976 --- PTA to Meet; Leaders Named --- Glassport Elementary Parent-Teacher Association has announced its October meeting and new officers and committee chairmen for the 1976-77 school year.. The PTA will conduct its monthly meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Third Ward School cafeteria. Guest speaker will be Joanne McKelvey, South Allegheny school director.. Officers include: Judy Dunmire, president; Peg Norelli, vice president; Mary Savaren, secretary, and Carol Pazuchanics, treasurer.. Committees and chairmen are as follows: activities, Loretta Lee and Lois DeMaio, social and hospitality, Carol Gregg; historian, Linda Skotnicki; telephone, Sue Tomcik; ways and means, Gail Patrick and Ms. Savaren; publicity, Ms. Norelli; programs, Ms. Pazuchanics, and membership, Ms. Dunmire. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1976 --- Pool Profits During Year --- Councilman Albert Halucha. Swimming Pool Committee chairman, has announced a $3,453 profit this year from the pool concession stand.. Combined concession profits for the past three years total $10,684, according to Mr. Halucha.. A breakdown of concession expenses for 1976 is as follows: $383 for payroll; $3,373 for food and paper products; $115 for equipment purchases; $120 for freezer repairs and $62 for miscellaneous items, for a total of $4.055.. A total of $13.524 was collected for general admission to the pool. Mr. Halucha said. during what he termed a "bad season." However, he noted that the department spent only $23,000 of the $27,000 budgeted. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1976 --- Council to Meet --- Borough Council has scheduled a continuation of its regular session Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building to adopt a budget for the borough and sewer department, a property tax rate, other taxes, a salary ordinance and to close out the year, officials said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1976 --- Offices to Close --- Borough offices will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen Monday. Offices also will close Dec. 31, Jan. l and 2 in observance of New Years and will reopen Jan. 3, officials have announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1976 --- Choir Concert Set --- West Mifflin United Methodist Choir will present a concert of Christmas music. under the direction of Ruth Lander at Glassport United Methodist Church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 16, 1977 --- UMC Schedules Week's Activities --- Glassport United Methodist Church has posted a schedule of activities for the week.. Women's Prayer Fellowship will assemble tomorrow at 10 a.m.. The Thomas Embaugle family of New Tribes Mission will be special guest at West Side United Methodist Church, Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Embaugle family is on a leave from Indonesia.. Arts and Craft Class will meet at 12:30 p.m., Good News Club at 3:30 p.m. and Men's Discipleship Class at 7 p.m., all on Thursday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 16, 1977 --- Community Library Workers Set for Week --- Workers tomorrow and Wednesday at Samuel A. Weiss Community Library have been scheduled. The library will be closed Thursday, due to a Women's Club dinner.. Tomorrow's workers are Henrietta Rizzo, Edith Goshio, Dorothy Dunst and Carol Creeks.. Wednesday's workers include Jane Dragoski, Cis Truby, Margaret Anater and Margaret Ford. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 16, 1977 --- Four Contend For Mayoral Nomination --- Tomorrow's primary election in Glassport belongs to the Democrats. No Republican filed for any borough office, although there will be considerable competition among Democrats.. The key race is the nomination for mayor, for candidates seeking easy to be vacated by Mayor Charles V. Gorun.. Council President Samuel J. DeMarco, Councilman Nicholas J. Siudela, Andrew N. Deliman and Fred Will are vying for the nomination Mr. DeMarco's term on council expires this year, while Mr. Siudela has served nearly two years of a four-year term.. Two incumbents and a former councilman are among seven candidates for Borough Council eyeing three nominations. Thomas J. Chadwick, a former president of council is attempting to make a comeback after losing his seat two years ago, while Councilmen Albert P. Halucha and Anthony Pepe are competing to retain their seats for another four years.. Other candidates running for counsel are John Svatz, Alfred Brownfield, Rose D'Angelo Gladkowski and Stanley M. Kudla.. Tax Collector William A. James is opposed by Regina Witkowski Deliman in his bid for re-nomination.. Rita Stinner is the only Democrat who filed for auditor.. Glassport voters also will be choosing three nominees for South Allegheny School Board. School directors serve six-year terms.. Registration statistics from the county Election Bureau show a total of 3,796 voters in Glassport; 3,404 Democrats, 330 Republicans, one Constitutionalist and 61 miscellaneous. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Borough Granted Public Service Jobs --- Glassport has been granted $145,000 under the county Department of Jobpower to hire 12 public service employees for community projects, borough officials announced.. Projects approved for undertaking, however, were not specified, they said. Application was made for improvement of recreational facilities, streets and sewers, and for making emergency repairs, tey added.. Projects are scheduled to start March 1. Application for jobs may be made through the Employment Bureau in McKeesport and eligible persons will be screened by the president of Glassport Council and his committees. All employees will be hired from Glassport, they added.. Entailed in the job will be on-the-job training to learn skills, including equipment operation, pipe placement, carpentry and road construction, they explained. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Revival Meeting Set At Borough Church --- A week of spiritual revival meetings at the Church of Jesus christ will start Sunday and will continue through Nov. 19. Meetings are not scheduled this week as earlier reported.. Meetings will commence each day at 7:30 p.m. at the church and will feature prayer, congregational singing, testimony and preaching. Guest ministers will head the meetings. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Occupancy Permits Required in Borough --- Occupancy permits are required for all businesses, residents and apartment dwellers in Glassport when a change in ownership or residency occurs, borough officials have reminded.. Such permits allow officials to inspect the structure, as well as determine if the occupants are paying borough taxes, they said.. According to an ordinance adopted in august of 1976, the fee is $1; with a penalty of up to $100 for each violation of the law. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Senior Citizens State Meeting; Party Plans --- Glassport Senior Citizens will meet tomorrow at 1 p.m. in CIO Hall, with Fred Kass presiding.. Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers for 1978. dues for 1978 will be accepted.. Plans are completed for the Christmas party Dec. 16 at Glassport American Legion. Tickets may be obtained until Dec. 1.. Committees for the affair have been announced as follows: Program - Mary Dudley (chairman), Margaret Finney, Hazel Dannenbauer and Martha Ivanoski.. Decorations - Jean Price (chairman), Edna Kass, Helen Nestor and Helen Gniefkowski.. Welcome - Alice Helsel (chairman), Elizabeth Smith, Pauline Wiernicki and Sophie Zoscak.. Refreshments - Albert Carapella (chairman), Herbert Detman, Earl Helsel and Lawrence Lewis. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Lions Club Sets Speaker --- Glassport Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. today at Keck's Famous Restaurant, Clairton. Guest speaker will be Dale Colby, director of marketing research for Blue Cross and past president of the American Marketing Association. His topic will be marketing. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 8, 1977 --- Costume Winners Named --- Cub Scout Pack 52 of St. Cecilia Church has announced winners in its Halloween costume contest. Dennis Kampas' costume won for the most original, Robert Sowko's for the prettiest and Brian Burns' for the ugliest. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1977 --- DeMarco Wins Second Victory Over Siudela --- A mayorial candidate who defeated his opponent in the primary election, also has finished as the forerunner in yesterday's election.. Democrat Samuel J. DeMarco won the race by more than a 3 - 1 margin over Republican Nicholas J. Siudela, who ran as a Democrat in the primary.. Mr. DeMarco captured 1,815 votes to Mr. Siudela's 639. Presently president of Glassport Council, Mr. DeMarco's term expires at the end of the year. Come January, Mr. Siudela, who retains his council seat, will start a third year of a four-year term.. Three candidates for Glassport Council who ran on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for one of three four-year terms were assured victories. They are incumbents Albert P. Halucha and Anthony Pepe, and newcomer Stanley M. Kudla.. Mr. Pepe led the Democratic ballot. with 1,497 votes and was followed by Mr. Kudla, with 1,489, and Mr. Halucha, with 1,467.. Mr. Kudla topped the GOP ticket with 283 tallies and was followed by Mr. Halucha, with 191, and Mr. Pepe, with 138.. Tax collector William A. James, who also ran on both ballots, was assured another term He won 1,642 votes from the Democrats and 243 from the Republicans.. Democrat Rita Stimmer, who was unopposed for a six-year term as auditor, received 1,281 votes.. About 2, 180, or almost two-thirds, of Glassport's 3,780 voters cast ballots in yesterday's electio. Tabulations reported are unofficial and announced by the county Election Bureau. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1977 --- GYFA Meeting Slated --- Glassport Youth Football Association will meet tomorrow at 9 p.m. in Polish National Alliance Hall, with James Yablonsky presiding. Members must attend the meeting to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

November 9, 1977 --- Auxiliary Unit to Meet --- Ladies Auxiliary to Citizen's Hose Co. No. 1 will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the fire hall, with Bernie Moranelli presiding. Banquet plans will be discussed. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 27, 1977--- 15-Mill Real Estate Tax Base of 1978 Budget --- Budgets for 1978 for the borough and sewage departments were adopted last night by Glassport Council, which also set the real estate tax at 15 mills -- the tax base for some 30 years now.. Revenue and expenditures are pegged at $549, 901 in the borough budget and at $122,000 in the sewage department budget.. Both fiscal packages were given a first, second and third reading last night by council.. Although both budgets were advertised and posted publicly 10 days before adoption, last night was the first public meeting at which they were announced. Borough Solicitor Stephen Frobouck said such action is within the bounds of the law.. Next year's $549, 901 borough budget is $69,901 more than this year's $480,000 budget. Of next year's budget, $124, 500 is federal revenue sharing funds.. The general fund budget is based on $425,401, without revenue sharing funds, and includes raises for the policemen, whose contract was settled last week, and general service workers, who were expected to continue negotiations last night, officials said.. Expected expenditures are as follows: $55, 896, administration; $10,000, property; $140,000, police protection; $30,000, fire protection and water; $53,000, health and sanitation; $116,000, streets and lights; $5,000 recreation and parks; $30,000, swimming pool; $80,500, employee parol taxes and benefits; $18,000, transfers to other funds, and $11,505, transfers to sinking funds for a total of $425, 401.. The policemen's contract will span a two year period. Each of the eight policemen will earn $775 more next year and $800 more the year after. Next year the chief will be paid $14, 628 and each patrolman $13,672.. Starting rate for a full time patrolman is $9,000 per year. He will get a raise every six months until after three years he will earn the same pay as a regular patrolman. He will receive all other benefits when hired.. In addition clothing allowance was increased from $150 to $175 per year and a family eye care plan is included. All other benefits and conditions of the previous contract are maintained.. Negotiations were expected to continue last night with the borough's eight blue collar workers, who are members of Teamsters Local 205.. Next year's $122,000 sewage department budget is $4,000 over this year's $118,000 budget. Major expenditures are expected as follows: $49,276, payroll; $15,000, principal; $15,000, interest; $12,100, utilities; $4,000, plant supplies; $4,000 plant equipment and flood insurance; $2,000, maintenance and equipment; $2,000, liens and refunds; $2,000, engineer, and $2,000, pension of union and non-union employees. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 27, 1977--- CMO Meeting Set --- Anthony Spagmola of Catholic Men's Organization has announced a special meeting of the group at 9 p.m. today at Seventh St. and Vermondt Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 27, 1977--- Church Events Slated --- Bible Study and prayer is slated at Glassport Assembly of God at 7 p.m. today with Norman Lascher in charge. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1978 --- Library Workers Told --- Volunteer workers at Samuel A. Weiss Community Library for this week are: tomorrow -- Florence Gerstner, Annabelle McKeeta, Marge Hanley, Dorothy Dunst; Wednesday -- Gwen Hough, Catherine Richards, Bemetta Kill, Rhoda Kurta, and Thursday -- Mary Davis, Regina Deliman, Eleanor Kampas, Marguerite Phillips. Library hours are 6:30 - 8 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1978 --- Senior Women Meet --- Senior Citizen women will meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the CIO hall. Rose Smith, Elizabeth Smith and Helen Gniefkowski will serve as hostesses. Reservations will be taken for the May 9 Mother's Day dinner. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 17, 1978 --- AL Honorees --- Glassport American Legion post 443 honored Robert Pavol and Michael Kurka at a "Legionnaire of the Year" banquet Saturday night.. Master of ceremonies George Pattakos presented sterling silver lifetime membership cards to Mr. Pavol and Mr. Kurka. Leo McConeghy was chairman of the event.. Mr. Pavol received his honor as the Legion's 1978 "Man of the Year," while Mr. Kurka won the 1977 award. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 5, 1978 --- Lizik's Four Hits Pace 5-1 Glassport --- Glassport Catholic pounded out 20 hits, getting four from Rick Lizik, as they dropped Liberty, 12-7, in weekend Mon-Yough Church League softball action.. Glassport move its record to 5-1 the win. Jim Sowerby and Ron Pasinski added three hits apiece for the winners. John Lizik was credited with the mound win... Jim Siudela, bill Panek and Nick Hruska all had two hits as CMO shut out Big Macks, 5-0, in Glassport Slo-Pitch action, it was CMO's second consecutive shutout win... Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1978 --- Borough Churches Set Services, Activities --- Borough churches have announced services and activities for the remainder of the week as follows: Assembly of God - Ladies Bible Study group will meet tonight at 7 o'clock, with regular Bible Study tomorrow at the same time.. First Methodist - Friendship Bible Class will meet tonight at 8 o'clock. Tomorrow, there will be an instructional workshop for teachers and their helpers at West Side, starting at 9:30 a.m., with the prayer meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1978 --- Bridge Outlook Bleak Penn DOT Letter Shows --- Motorists who formerly used the now closed Clairton-Glassport Bridge got some ominous news about the span's future during the Glassport Council meeting last night.. Council President Thomas Urbanski read a letter from the state Department of Transportation which said the bridge's planned repair is "in the hands of the state legislature. Unless they allocate the required funds, the ClairtonGlassport Bridge cannot be reconstructed.". "We're getting the bridge run-around again," said Mayor Samuel DeMarco. "They told us before it would definitely be in the budget, now they say it's in the proposed budget.". Councilman Nicholas Siudela took a dim view of the project's future.. "The only way any bridge around here will get worked on is through special funding," he said. "This letter was a nice way of telling us that there won't be any money for the bridge.". "What they're really telling us is that either they get the gasoline tax or we can forget about the bridge," Mayor DeMarco said. "What it amounts to is that there will be no action.. "It's the same thing year after year," he continued. "There's always a lot of talk and promises, but there's never any action.". Councilman William Dugan seemed to summarize Council's feelings on the matter in a simple phrase: "It's always the same story," he said in obvious disgust.. Also last night, Mayor DeMarco said he would do "everything possible" to alleviate a neighborhood dispute between residents of 517 Hemlock Way.. A neighbor attended the meeting last night and accused the residents of using loud and frequently vulgar language. She added that the police have been contacted about the matter, but no action is ever taken against the tenants.. "They see the police car coming and get quiet," she said. "You (Council) have to get them out or control them. We can't take this all summer.". Mayor DeMarco said that be, along with Councilman Albert Halucha and Street Commissioner Joseph Capozzoli had visited the area recently.. The mayor said garbage collection in the area was hindered because the tenants' car blocked the alley and prevented the truck from maneuvering there.. "We know you have a problem," he told the neighbors. "We'll do everything we can to enforce the law." He added that the house in question was once condemned. "I don't know how anybody got back in it," he said.. In other action last night, Council: - At the suggestion of Mr. Siudela, agreed to send a letter to the County Commissioners asking that the borough be considered as a site for one of the proposed "Mini-Kane" hospitals.. - With the exception of Mr. Urbanski, went on record against the proposed swimming pool at South Allegheny High School. Potential tax increases, the Copperweld situation and the large number of senior citizens in the borough were cited as the main reasons for the action.. - Established the compensation for the borough tax collector at 7,004 per year. The tax collector is responsible for gathering real estate, wage, occupation and per capita taxes.. - Appointed Ray Cegelski wage tax auditor for the borough.. - Was told by Councilman Anthony Pepe that renovation of the Senior Citizens Center should be completed within 30 days.. - Authorized Mr. Siudela to advertise for bids for the renovation of the Memorial Park. The restoration program is being advocated by the Lions Club and American Legion Post 443. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 7, 1978 --- Softball Result --- Winning pitcher Kim Mauritz and Jody Schinosi each blasted a home run to lead Green past Red 27-17 in girls softball action yesterday. Lori Tacik added a triple for Red. Kim Carlson was six-for-six for Green, while Tammy Gregg had four runs batted in for the losers. Diane DeJulius took the mound loss. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 31, 1978 --- Police Investigate Break-In Attempts --- Borough police are investigating a pair of weekend burglary attempts at two Glassport pharmacies.. Early today, police said, officers were dispatched to Kill's Drug Store, 629 Monongahela Ave., when the front door was found ajar. A burglar alarm apparently frightened the burglar, police said, because a check by the store's owner showed nothing missing.. At 8:45 last night, police received a call about a man on the roof of Pater's Pharmacy, 525 Monongahela Ave. Officers at the scene said an air conditioning vent on the roof was removed, but no entry was gained.. Police Chief Walter Klimek said an arrest in at least one of the cases could come today.. Also, borough police are investigating vandalism to a contractor's machinery at the Patterson Site. Police said a bulldozer owned by Herbert Gilmore was driven into a pool of water. No estimate of damage to the $50,000 vehicle was given. Chief Klimek said borough police will increase patrols in that area because of a recent wave of vandalism. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 31, 1978 --- Homemakers to Convene --- Glassport Homemakers will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Hall, with Anna Bedont presiding. Serving on the lunch committee will be Ann Gurall, Ruth Kostyzak and Elizabeth Martino. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 25, 1978 --- Rebekah Lodge Lists Installation Service --- Star of Glassport Rebekah Lodge 963 will meet tomorrow at 8 PM in Glassport Presbyterian Church to install officers for the coming year.. Doris Canova, district deputy president, announced her staff for the year. Jeane Palcej, deputy marshall; Diane Rosche, deputy warden; Emmie Holmes, deputy chaplain; Grayce Anderson, deputy secretary; Louise Kirkwood, deputy treasurer; Florence Zacchini, deputy inside guard; Annie Swonger, deputy outside officer; Katherine Moore and Florence Zacchini, Bible bearers; Katherine George, pianist; and Dorothy Kirkwood, Jean LaFever, Marjorie Fallquist and Emma Friend, escorts. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 28, 1978 --- Ministers List Church Plans --- Glassport ministers have announced scheduled services and activities for their churches this week.. Worship services at Assembly of God Church will be at 11 AM and 7 PM. Sunday school begins at 10 AM.. Monday prayer meeting will begin at 7 PM. On Wednesday, Bible study Missionettes for girls 5 through 16 will begin at 7 PM. The Church of Jesus Christ will have worship service at 10:45 AM and Sunday school at 9:30 AM The Sunday Fellowship Service will start at 1:30 PM.. On Wednesday, the Fellowship meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the church.. "The Ultimate Hope" will be the sermon topic of the Rev. Robert L. Montgomery at the 11 AM worship service. Church school begins at 9:30 AM.. Sunday school begins services at Glassport United Methodist at 9:45 AM The Rev. John H. Creeks will deliver a sermon entitled "Minister (Your) Gifts One to Another" during the 11 AM worship.. Youths will meet at the parsonage at 7:15 PM. Following the meeting, several students from Seton Hill College will join in worship and music. The 7:15 PM service will be celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cross. Mr. Cross, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cross of Glassport is a student at St. Vincent College. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 23, 1979 --- Senior Citizen Group Elects New President --- Paul Kapshar has been elected president of the Glassport Senior Citizens Association.. Members of the Ways and Means Committee include Ray Krills, chairman; Method Belusar, vice chairman; Jean Price, treasurer, and Helen Nestor, secretary.. The group will meet February 1 at 2 PM, in the senior citizens center to discuss plans for the Feb. 3 games night social. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 2, 1979 --- Bradley Seeks School Seat --- Borough Secretary Rosemary Bradley announced today, her candidacy for South Allegheny School Board.. Mrs. Bradley, a 36-year resident of the borough, lives at 1856 Naomi Ave. With her husband, Tom, and three sons.. "My decision in seeking the nomination in the primary stem from a sincere desire to do the best for the general public and school district," Mrs. Bradley said.. "I will support new programs for the students and teachers geared to better education. The trend today is for 'specialized training' and I will wholeheartedly promote such vocational programs," she said, adding:. "I feel that we have been short changed of aid from state, county and federal government for such programs in our district and I will seek every means in obtaining assistance.. "I will vote against the proposed swimming pool because I sincerely feel that it will not be utilized," Mrs. Bradley stated. "Initial cost estimates have probably increased between 15 and 20 percent and with the present fuel cost adjustments of the Public Utility Commission, it would be impossible to operate the pool continuously." . Mrs. Bradley continued, "It is about time we face up to it there are too many college 'grads' with no jobs. Trades are in demand and that is the trend. I'm not saying the curriculum la bad; but should be expanded to offer more. I would rather see monies poured into vocational programs rather than a swimming pool.". "If you feel everything is fine, just talk to the students - there are so many who graduate or drop out and don't know where they belong or what they want," Mrs. Bradley concluded.. Mrs: Bradley is a former employee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Divine Redeemer Academy and Robert Morris Business School. She also has attended the University of Pittsburgh.. She is a member of Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, Glassport Women's Club, Pennsylvania Local Government Secretaries Association and Western Pennsylvania Municipal Secretaries Association.. Mrs. Bradley said she has cross-filed for both Democratic and Republican ballots for the election. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 22, 1979 --- Diamond Activities Feature No-Hitter --- Joe Borelli hurled a no-hitter yesterday in the 7 to 0 victory of the Pirates over the Orioles in Glassport Little League action.. Both the winning pitcher and teammate Paul Goetz notched two hits for the Pirates. Losing pitcher was Boor.. Gold defeated the Blue 10 to 7 in girls softball action behind the winning pitcher Nancy Webb.. Blue's Lynn Decolati hit a home run, Leslie Williams added three doubles and a single and Tracy Gouker banged a triple. Losing pitcher was Renee Tatri. Source: McKeesport Daily News

May 22, 1979 --- Song, Dance Program --- Glassport Catholic School students in kindergarden, first and second grades will present a song and dance program tomorrow at 11:30 p.m. in Glassport Senior Citizen's Center on Nonongahela Avenue. Sister DeChantal and Sister Raymond are in charge of the program. Source: McKeesport Daily News

October 13, 1979 --- Glassport Pedestrian Hurt in Traffic Accident --- A Glassport man is in fair condition in McKeesport Hospital with a knee injury received when he was hit by a car early this morning.. According to police, Robert Truxal, 24, of 728 Monongahela Ave., was in the parking lot of Floreffe Hotel when he was struck by a car driven by William Devault, Howell Street, Elrama. Police said Mr. Devault told them the two men had an argument and he was trying to scare the victim. Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Service took Mr. Truxal to the hospital. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

October 18, 1979 --- PNA to Honor Retired Members --- Polish National Alliance Lodge 750 will honor 120 retired members at its annual dinner Sunday at 3:30 p.m.. The Rev. Stanley Jozwiak, pastor of Holy Cross Church, will offer a solemn high mass at 11:30 a.m. as part of the commemorative celebration.. Guest speakers at the dinner will include U.S. Rep. Joseph M. Gaydos, 20th District; Assemblyman Robb Austin, 39th District: Glassport Mayor Samuel DeMarco and Nicholas G. Siudela.. Toastmaster of the event will be Ralph Tyskiewicz. Stanley Tyskiewicz, activities chairman. is in charge of the dinner. Serving on various committees for the dinner are: Invitations - Richard and Barbara Tyszkiewicz; Reception - Frank Hostick, Nicholas Siudela Sr., Henry Kudla, Felix Zyra, Everett Jackson, E.E. Wojciechowski, Val Uziel, Stanley Kudla, Nick Siudela and Richard Tyszkiewicz, and Entertainment - John Wrona, Ray Cegelski and Frank Mordecki.. Other committees include: Dinner - Chester Golembewski, Q. Dabruzzo, Stanley Lykowski, Adam Chylstek, Ted Kudla, Mike Pace, Wayne Suckfield, Corky Tacik, Mark Kasunmick, William Long Jr. and Ralph Tyskiewicz; Photography - Larry Stanczak and Tom Anuszkiewicz, and Transportation - John Uziel, Frank Kwolek and Al Warhola. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 28, 1980 --- Club Sets Schedule, Releases Planning --- GLASSPORT -- The Sons of Italy Club will sponsor a "Sports Night" this Friday night 8 p.m. in the SOI Hall. Sausage will be served.. The Morra League will meet Friday at 8:30 p.m. to set playing dates and time.. Club officials announce the borough summer concert dates are set for June 29, July 20 and Aug. 24. The Glassport Festival Day is planned for Aug. 3. Chairman Edward George, director of the Sons of Italy Siesta Band will schedule a committee meeting in the near future.. The band also will perform for the San Giovani Festival at the St. Perpetua Church, June 22. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 28, 1980 --- GAA Spurns Lincoln Field Use to Stay in Glassport --- John Palmer, president of the Glassport Athletic Association, announces the association rejected the South Allegheny School Board's permission to use Lincoln Field for girl's softball.. Mr. Palmer said that due to gasoline costs, transportation to the field would be too expensive for parents.. "To any parent who might have stopped their girl from signing up to play softball because of the transportation," Mr. Palmer announced that the girl's softball league will play in Glassport.. The GAA has extended the final registration date to this Sunday, from 1 until 4 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 12, 1980 --- Ministers Slate Week's Services --- Glassport ministers have announced the following church schedule.. Worship service at St. John's Lutheran Church will be at 11 a.m. with speaker Dr. H. Eberhard von Waldow, Sunday church school will be at 9:30 a.m.. The Assembly of God Church will have Sunday worship at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.. The Monday prayer meeting will be at 7 p.m. and the Tuesday evening women's ministry will be at 7. The Wednesday Bible Study and Missionettes will meet at 7 p.m.. The First Baptist Church will haveSunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. with the sermon "The Prodigal Son." Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study will be at 7:30 p.m.. Sunday service at the United Methodist Church will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Creeks speaking on "The Isreal of God." The Rainbow girls will be honored and the Sacrament of Baptism will be bestowed. Evening worship will be at 7:30.. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. and youth will meet at 7:30 p.m.. Tuesday morning prayer group will be at 10; the Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.; on Thursday at 5:30, children's choir will meet, at 6:15 p.m., the youth choir and at 7:30 p.m. the senior choir.. On Saturday at 6:30 the prayer group will meet. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1981 --- GRIP to Pick Firm At Meet Thursday --- The Glassport Redevelopment Improvement Projects Corp. will meet Thursday at 7 p. m. to choose the consulting architect/engineering firm which will be in charge of the revitalization of the downtown district.. The firms will be chosen on criteria of responsiveness to the county's specifications and cost, announced Secretary Eugene Tacik. Discussion of grants and loans also will take place at the meeting. Anthony DeJulius will preside.. The first part of Glassport's revitalization, said Mr. Tacik, will concern "street-scape" or the dressing up of streets and facades. This will include new curbs, sidewalks and lights. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

January 6, 1981 --- Officers Installation Set By Fire Company Group --- Ladies Auxiliary to Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the fire hall.. Outgoing President Kim Charmo will conduct installation of new officers: President Frances Osada, Vice President Betty Gaydos, Treasurer Andrea Gaydos and Secretary Susan Gaydos. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 6, 1981 --- Glassport Damage To Autos Reported --- Glassport police today are investigating a series of thefts from cars that occurred in the borough over the weekend.. Officers said a FM radio converter was taken from a car belonging to Barbara Eisen, 200 N.Monongahela Ave.. Two watches and $15 in cash were reported missing from a vehicle owned by Carl Mackulin, 24 Erie Ave., police said.. An AM-FM radio was stolen from the Jane Byerly auto, 212 Fairview Drive, according to officers. The car also suffered extensive damage to the dashboard, they added.. A license plate sticker was reported taken from a car belonging to Rose Mianzo, 814 1/2 Monongahela Ave., while it was parked in the Copperweld Corp. parking lot.. Police said a radio was stolen from a car owned by Jo Ann Adams, 406 Marie St. The dashboard of the vehicle also was damaged, they said.. Finally, officers said, a CB unit was taken from the Terry Andres vehicle, 27 Erie Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 23, 1981 --- Summer Concert Sunday Features SOI Fiesta Band --- The Glassport Summer Concert, sponsored by the borough, will be presented at the Memorial Park Sunday at 7:30 p.m, the second in a series of three.. The Sons of Italy Fiesta Band, with Conductor Edward George, has prepared the program with featured vocalists Bill Nanni, Sandy Rienert and Jayson Lionel. The opening overture will be the Hungarian Comedy, music from "Carousel," Star Wars, Dixieland Festival and Big Band swing music.. The concert is financed by the Musicians Transcription Trust Fund and Local 60-471. Those attending can bring lawn chairs, leaders said, adding that the program will be moved to the American Legion hall in case of rain. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 23, 1981 --- Pirates Take Championship --- The Pirates beat the Orioles yesterday to win the Glassport Little League Championship. Danny Terza pitched a one hitter and struck out 11 to lead the Pirates to victory. The following boys were on the Pirates championship team: Danny Terza, Jimmy Poston, Joe Dzvonik, Deron Patrick, Doug Anderson, Scott Wisneski, Denny Kampas and Harry Naylor. The batboys were Bobby Stout, Scott Poston, Lou Borelli, Ed Dzvonik and Ray Heil. Coaches were Dennis Kampas, Rich Terza and Ray Heil. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 28, 1981 --- Last Fiesta Band Concert To Feature Polish Songs --- The last Glassport summer concert, dedicated to the "brave people of Poland," will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Honor Roll Park, a spokesman said.. Included in the program will be Polish patriotic songs, hymns and folk songs. The St. Anthony Choir of Holy Cross Church will sing, while the Sons of Italy Fiesta Band, with Director Edward George, will play a composition written by the late Don Gorecki. The program will be dedicated to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gorecki. Sandy Rienert, Bill Nanni and Jayson Lionel will sing. In case of bad weather, the concert will be in the American Legion Hall.. The concert is financed by the Musicians Transcription Trust Fund in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Musical Society, Union Local 64-471. The SOI Band will perform at Gateway Center in Pittsburgh Monday at noon. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

August 28, 1981 --- Royal Gladettes Slate Sale --- Glassport Royal Gladettes Drum and Baton Corps will be going door to door selling popcorn during the next two weeks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a spokesman said. The funds raised through the program will be used to buy the corps new winter uniforms, according to a spokesman. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1981 --- Vandals Smash Windows In Wake of Game's Halt --- Vandals broke two windows of commercial buildings on Monongahela Avenue immediately following the untimely ending of the Glassport-Clairton football game, Glassport police said.. The front windows of Gabe's Pizza, and the office of Rep. George Miscevich, at 519 and 520 Monongahela Ave. were destroyed.. Police said the vandalism occurred after the game prematurely ended in the second quarter when the lights at the Glassport Stadium went out. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

September 8, 1981 --- Senior Citizens Trip Planned --- Glassport Senior Citizens Organization is planning an excursion to the Brickman Hotel, South Fallsburg, N. Y., from May 10 to 11 of next spring.. Interested person may obtain further information by contacting Fred Kass, at 5331/2 Allegheny Ave., Glassport, 15045. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

December 22, 1981 --- Former Glassport Scout To Receive Eagle Award --- Boy Scout Troop 54 of the Glassport Presbyterian Church will hold an Eagle award presentation tomorrow at 7 p.m., according to Scoutmaster Donald C. Kerklo.. Mr. Kerklo will present the Eagle rank to John Janci of 543 Indiana Ave. John is a graduate of South allegheny High School, Mr. Kerklo said, and is currently majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. While in boy scouting , John was a patrol leader for the Wilderness Patrol and a senior patrol leader. He also earned the Paul Bunyan Award and the 50 Miller Award, the scoutmaster said.. Darric Bill will receive his tenderfoot award at the meeting also, and refreshements will be served by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Janci. Source: McKeesport Daily News

December 22, 1981 --- Firemen Post New Officers --- Citizens hose Co. No. 1 officers for 1982 are: Chief Medical Coordinator James Lebeda, First Assistant Coordinator Thomas Hill, Second Assistant Coordinator Paula Trepanowski, Recording Secretary Donna Zaya, Treasurer Marlene Zak and Insurance Secretary Florence Nehila, a spokeswoman announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News

December 22, 1981 --- Woman Makes Own Snowflakes for Tree --- Josephine Sitko, of 906 Indiana Ave., Glassport, really has the old fashion Christmas spirit.. She has decorated her Christmas tree with homemade, crochetted white snowflakes and an angel top.. Miniature lights are the only other ornaments on the tree, making it simple, attractive and original.. Mrs. Sitko has made about 100 snoflakes this year, giving most of them away. She estimates having crochetted several hundred over the past three years. Source: McKeesport Daily News

February 17, 1982 --- Scout Troop 54 Meets To Prepare for Dinner --- Boy Scouts and committee members of Troop 54 of the Glassport Presbyterian Church will meet at the church tomorrow at 7 p.m.. According to Donald Kerklo, this will be a work meeting to clean up the kitchen and social room for the upcoming annual troop spaghetti dinner, to be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

February 17, 1982 --- Legion Post 443 Slates Assembly and Agenda --- Glassport American Legion Post 443 will meet tonight at 7 at the post home with Commander Raymond Krills presiding.. Senior Vice Commander and Membership Chairman Robert A. Pavol announces that 1982 dues can be paid at the social hall or to George Pattakos.. Co-chairmen Andrew Kurta and Michael Kurka will give a report on the past commanders and lifetime members banquet tentatively set for April 24, according to Mr. Krills.. Lunch will be served. following the meeting. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

March 8, 1982 --- Central Students Real Winners --- Of six elementary student winners in the "What Makes Me Smile" art contest, sponsored by the Mon-Yough Parent-Teacher Association Council, three of them are from Glassport Central, according to Joane Kampas of Glassport's PTA.. At a special Glassport Central PTA awards meeting tonight, trophies will be presented to fifth grade student David Jarusinski - first place winner at the intermediate level; third grade student Patricia Trout - first place winner at the primary level; and third grade student Heather Wright - second place winner at the primary level.. Trophies to be presented were accepted on behalf of the winners by PTA representatives at the PTA Council Founder's Day Dinner on. Feb. 17.. Students from nine schools including Glassport, Park Terrace, Locust Grove, Lincoln-Liberty, Green Valley, Edison, Homeville, Port Vue and West Mifflin North entered the competition, each first holding its own contest, narrowing down its contestants and ultimately sending finalists to compete against other schools, Mrs. Kampas explained.. At Glassport Central, 10 finalists where chosen from 290 entries to compete in the PTA competition, where 170 elementary students submitted art, music or literature entries.. With the three winners listed above, Glassport's finalists included Kari Mollica, Launette Tack, John Vinay, Kimmie Tyszkiewicz, Chris Huziak, Loretta Burgman and Heather March.. In addition to the three Glassport winners, two Lincoln-Liberty PTA students placed: Kathy Kadar took second place at the intermediate level, and Jeff Ryan took third at the primary level. Tonight's Glassport PTA award meeting will be held at the elementary school auditorium, Mrs. Kampas said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 26, 1982 --- Women's leaders to Gather --- Glassport Woman's Club elected directors and trustees are to attend an annual meeting tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in the library. The group includes Cis Truby, Mary Quinn, Margurite Phillips and Florence Tomedolskey. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

April 26, 1982 --- Library Workers Posted --- This week's workers for the Samuel Weiss Library will be Henrietta Rizzo, Edith Goshio and Grace Galloway tomorrow; Anne Dzurko, Margarite Phillips and Mildred Snyder on Wednesday; and Mildred Wojciechowski, Barbara Kovac and Mary Quinn on Thursday. The library is open from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a spokeswoman. announced. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1982 --- Sons of Italy to Mark Anniversary on Sunday --- Sons of Italy Lodge celebrates its 63rd anniversary on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the SOI Hall.. According to a spokeswoman, there will be open house for members with food and refreshments served and an afternoon concert by the SOI Concert Band with Director Edward George. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

May 19, 1982 --- Class Reunites --- Glassport High School's Class of '52 are making final plans for the class reunion to be held June 26 at Keck's Famous Restaurant in Clairton.. Runion members are: President, Bruce Cross; Master of Ceremonies, Ray Cegelski; Arlene George Burgman, head of program committee; Barbara Iwanoski Cross, head of welcoming committee; and Joan Witkowski, head of reservation committee.. Anyone wishing to attend, including nongraduates of the class, should contact the committee, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1982 --- Oley Resumes Position As Borough Police Chief --- Borough Police Chief Larry Oley as of today is back on duty, after leaving Feb. 9, one day after his new appointment, due to sudden illness. Chief Oley, a Glassport patrolman of 23 years was replaced during his leave by Officer Patrolman Edward Mehoces.. "As far as my health is concerned, I feel good now; in fact, better than I did when I first started the job, before I had the heart attack," the chief said, "And it feels very good to be back with the borough. I'm looking forward to continuing doing the job I'm supposed to do," he added. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1982 --- Scout Camp Set Next Week --- Boy Scout Troop 54 of the Glassport Presbyterian Church will attend summer camp at Camp Twin Echo starting July 4. In charge will be Scoutmaster Donald C: Kerklo assisted by Henry Herold, Falk Bill and Bob Fescemyer. All members are to be at the camp between .12 :30 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1982 --- Expos Finish Season With Win Over Mets --- The Expos finished their season with a 14-2 recoil by defeating the Mets, 7-5, in 10 innings. Winning Pitchers were Dave Deliman and Randy Digiorgio. On the champion team are Jim Bradley, Rich Bradley, Deliman, Brian Deliman, Digiorgio, Jeff Gerber, Erik Hindman, Dave Jarusinski, Heath Loera, Steve Mayernik, Tom McCracken, Craig Semian and Doug Wilson.. Coaching Staff is Jim Bradley, Bill Wilson and Ben Loera. The team mother is Linda Semian. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1982 --- Holy Cross Nun Reaches Golden Anniversary Date --- Sister M. Sophie Zyra, 66, a member of Holy Cross Parish, celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a nun at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Assumption, Sisters of the Holy Ghost in West View.. Sister Zyra has taught elementary grades in parochial schools in Carnegie, Everson, Footedale, Greensburg and Uniontown.. She is the daughter of the late Maryann and Joseph Zyra of Glassport, and sister of Helen Bertoty, Liberty; Theresa Kurta, Port Vue; Clement Zyra, Glassport, and Felix Zyra, Glassport. She also has several nieces and nephews in the area. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

July 1, 1982 --- Atlantic City Trip Planned --- There are a few openings left for the Holy Cross Church trip to Atlantic City, July 1l - 13, a spokesman announced. Regina Deliman; 626 Delaware Ave., is in charge of reservations. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 6, 1983 --- Smokey Mattress Fire In Glassport Reported --- Firemen responded to a matress fire in Glassport on Saturday night.. According to police reports, the incident took place at the home of William donofrio, 300 N. Monongahela Ave.. Traffic was rerouted around the block while firemen attended the problem. Police said that damage was estimated at $1,500. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1983 --- Election Arranged By Polish Group --- Delegates of the Polish National Alliance Council No. 110 will conduct an electoral assembly Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Thaddeusz Kosciuszko PNA Lodge No. 352 in McKeesport.. Two representatives to the 39th Polish National Alliance Convention in Orlando, Florida, will be elected during the meeting.. Delegates from Rillton, Wyano, Sutersville, Glassport and McKeesport are eligible, a spokesman said.. Nicholas G. Siudela will preside. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1983 --- Swimming Pool Opens Tomorrow; Classes Set --- Glassport swimming pool will open for the season tomorrow at 1 p.m. The pool will be open every day from 1 to 7 p.m.. Swim passes will be on sale at the swimming pool this weekend and at the Borough Building during the secretary's business hours, a borough official said.. An outdoor exercise program, sponsored by the swimming pool management, will be offered twice a week for six weeks. Classes begin Tuesday at 11 a.m. for teenagers and 7 p.m. for adults. For more information contact Mary Lynn Handra, certified instructor, at the borough building. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1983 --- Fund Drive Announced By Emergency Service --- Citizen Hose Company No. 1's Emergency Medical Service Division will begin its annual fund drive tomorrow. There will be no door to door collections by the group this year, a spokesman said. Instead, a letter will be mailed to each resident requesting a donation.. All contributions will be put toward replacing one of their vehicles. Enclosed with the letter will be a pre-addressed return envelope. Residents should indicate on the return envelope if they wish a formal receipt. Only those individuals requesting receipts will receive them, a spokesman said.. In addition to the donation request, a question sheet from Fire Chief Edward Mazurkiwitz will be enclosed. Information gathered from the sheets will be used to program the fire company's new computer in the near future. These sheets should be returned in the return envelope with postage, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1983 --- Rebekah Lodge to Meet --- Star of Rebekah Lodge will meet tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church on Fifth Street. Mary Jane Nikolic will preside, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 9, 1983 --- Hose Company to Meet --- Reliance Hose Company No. 2 will conduct a special committee meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. at the fire hall, a spokesman said. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1983 --- Ministers Post Worship Times --- The following borough churches have released service and activity times for the week: Assembly of God -- Tomorrow morning worship is scheduled for 11 following Sunday school at 9:45; evening service is at 7. Monday: prayer meeting and Royal Rangers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday: Missionettes will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday: Bible study and Maranatha youth will gather at 7 p.m.. Church of Jesus Christ -- Tomorrow: Sunday school is set for 9:30 a.m., followed by the 10:45 worship; afternoon fellowship service is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday: fellowship service is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday: Bible study is slated for 7:30 p.m.. St. John Lutheran -- Tomorrow: worship will be at 9:30 a.m. with Dr. vo Waldow officiating.. Glassport United Methodist -- Tomorrow: church school will gather at 9:30 a.m.; communion worship is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: the prayer group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday: teachers and helpers in the Vacation Bible School will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: the evening prayer group will meet at 6:30. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1983 --- Slovaks Group to Gather --- St. Anne's Branch 200 and St. Mary's Branch 56 of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association will hold this month's meeting at 2 p.m. at the Polish National Alliance hall, at Sixth and Indiana Avenues. Delegates for October's 33rd National Convention at the Pittsburgh Hilton will be selected, a spokesman stated. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1983 --- Church Breakfast Slated --- The Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Church will hold a father and son breakfast tomorrow following 10 a.m. mass, a spokesman announced. Pat McNamee, a private practice marriage and family councilor. will speak on "Commitment in Friendship and Marriage." Tickets can be purchased from any society member, or at 538 Monongahela Ave. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 11, 1983 --- Softball Scores Released --- In Glassport Softball League action, citizens Hose Co. No. 1's team shut out Lee's Ins. 6-5. Krenoski had a home run for the winning team. Richards was the winning pitcher and Demalo the losing pitcher. Source: McKeesport Daily News.

June 16, 1983 --- Two Sewer Actions Tabled; Various Business Discussed --- Council attended to several items of concern at this week's regular session. Among actions it: * Tabled discussion and planson the Ola Way sewer project until councilman Eugene Tacik meets with all residents involved. Council also tabled passage of the Juniata Street sewer project ordinance pending further discussion.. *Accepted councilman Louis Drogoski's resignation from the borough Zoning Hearing Board due to a conflict of interest.. * Agreed to the suggestion of Councilman Anthony Pepe, to send the borough auxiliary police a suggestion that they "reconsider" their request for council to pay them $3 per hour for the 19.5 hours for time worked at a past borough cheese distribution. Officials said the group should not be paid since many other persons involved did the work on a volunteer basis. Mr. Pepe said there was never any authorization of payment given for the work.. * Moved to send both Citizen Hose Co. No. 1 and Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 a letter of commendation for each company's cooperation during the recent bad weather.. * Passed a resolution to put the Larry Petrovich property, at 110 Ohio Ave. and the Frank and Mary Rasewski property at 100 Euclid Ave. up for resale at an upper bid not to be less than