May 26, 1923
Play Ground For Boys And Girls Sure — A meeting of the Huntingdon Play Ground Association was held last evening and was attended by representatives of the American Legion, Booster Association, Rotary Club, Parent-Teacher Association, Civic Club and Borough Council. The meeting was held for the purpose of organizing a drive for funds to finish the project. Work will start early next week on the grounds. They will be mowed, leveled and rolled, so that by the time school is closed, the field will be in shape for the children. Trained leaders are being furnished to take care of the activities and it is the intention of the person in charge to give the boys and girls of Huntingdon two months of real play.
Fair Asso, Farmers, Booster Asso & Business Men, Banquet — A ‘get-together spirit” unusual in its intensity permeated the entire gathering of over five hundred person last evening at a big dinner at the fair grounds served by the ladies of the McConnellstown Grange under the auspices of the Huntingdon County Agricultural Association. Visitors were present from all over the county, including a large delegation from the Huntingdon Booster Association and a representation of the Mount Union Business Men’s Association. Those fortunate enough to be present at the dinner will long remember with pleasure the cordial and happy spirit everywhere present during the evening and to say that everyone had a good time is putting it mildly. Hon. Thomas F. Bailey, chief speaker of the evening, emphasized in his address the value to the individual and the community at large of cooperative movements of an educational nature such as the work now being done by the Agricultural Association. Judge Bailey said part: Too many of us live in a water and air-tight compartment of complacent selfishness. It is gatherings of this sort that free us from the constrictions of such self-erected prisons, that broaden us out and give us an inkling of the value of the spirit of democracy...the world is not an oyster to be opened by ourself. Let’s get away from that idea for our own good. Cooperation is the word.”
Mount Union Undertaker Has Accident — Special To The Daily News — A.J. Barben, one of our local undertakers, almost made a job for the competitor one day this week when he figured in an accident while looking after interests at the Puritan Coal Mine near Saxton. Mr. Barben is one of the partners in the company and was up there a part of this week. When coming down a steep incline from the mine on a trainload of coal, the train rushed down at such a speed that the men on the train thought it would leave the track or make some kind of smash-up. Mr. Barben Jumped from the car on which he was riding and unfortunately did not land in a soft spot. He struck a stone pile and was pretty badly done up. The other men jumped but picked nice places to do it and were unhurt. Mr. Barden was badly cut and bruised about the head, neck and arms and suffered a badly sprained ankle.
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