NO. 20  
This page put online November 30, 2002

Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society

JULY 1, 1926

Edward Smith's building in the rear of the Miners and Merchants Bank, in which Frank Altimus conducted a livery stable previous to the present year, has been cleaned out and fitted up as a service station for washing and greasing automobiles. The stables and partitions have been taken out and the floor removed for a gravel and concrete bottom. The Alemite system of greasing is being installed and the place is expected to be ready for business today. Robert Stiffler will be in charge of the station.


JANUARY 10, 1928

The traveling public sincerely hopes that when the Southern Cambria Bus Company gets things moving, they will roll that old round-bellied, flat-spring truck they call a bus down over some convenient bank and leave it there. It is a disgrace to civilization.

—Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald.

Instead of taking Bro Thompson's most excellent advice, the company has moved the above described vehicle, together with another old ice wagon, onto the Nanty Glo and Blacklick Valley end of their route, while newer and more comfortable cars run hourly between Johnstown and Ebensburg. Besides the rotten service rendered, the company is also discriminating against the people of the valley in the way of higher charges. According to information coming to this office, the fare between Johnstown and Ebensburg is 80 cents, while from Johnstown to Vintondale, practically the same distance, a fare of $1.00 is charged. Some outrageously unequal and unfair charges are also being made for short hauls on the line, the fare from Nanty Glo to Expedit having been boosted from 10 cents to -?- [missing in the article] cents, while from Expedit to Vintondale, about twice the distance, the fare is now 10 cents. Where they formerly charged 10 cents for a ride from the top of Pergrim hill into Nanty Glo, they are now asking 25 cents. Other complaints of the service and accommodations or rather lack of accommodations are too numerous to mention.


JUNE 14, 1934

Four young men in their early teens were arrested by C. & I. Railroad officials last week, charged with stealing coal. It was alleged that the lads would board coal trains passing through town and throw quantities of coal from loaded cars, later gathering it up. It was the first offense for the youth and after being given words of caution and advice as to their future conduct by Squire Burns, they were assessed the costs in the case and released.


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