NO. 88 
This page put online March 18, 2004
Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society

MAY 14, 1942
Blacklick Teachers Get Salary Increase

The Blacklick Township school board at a recent meeting voted a wage increase to the teachers in the township schools. The board was unanimous in granting a salary increase for the school year of 1941 - 42. An increment of $25 a month was granted each teacher from January 1, 1942 to May 30, 1942 inclusive. This makes a total of $125 back pay per teacher for the present school term. The teachers will receive this in a lump sum.

For the school year of 1942 - 43 the same increment of $25 a month will be given. Making a total increase of $225 per teacher for the next year.

The raise was given in keeping with the recent rise in living costs, and the teachers feel that the local board is living up to a precedent set in past years in being forward in educational work. The local board has been commended by the county superintendent of schools for having a faculty, equipment, and buildings that rank well in fourth class districts. The heartiest cooperation has existed between the board and teachers, and the present school system is looking forward to many more years of such cooperation and educational interests.



MAY 11, 1950

St. Mary's May Queen

Miss Carol Sergent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sergent of Caroline Ct., is pictured above in her white gown after serving as May Queen in a ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church Sunday morning at which she crowned the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Miss Sergent was chosen on the basis of scholarship grades by the Sisters. She is in the eighth grade at the parochial school. Miss Florence Funyak, who ranked second highest, was maid of honor at the coronation.



FEBRUARY 22, 1962
B-Y Market to Mark Anniversary

The eleventh anniversary celebration of the
B-Y Super Market opens today, February 22, and will continue through Saturday, February 24, with special bargains for housewives in the area. The self-service IGA market is located on Route 422 between Belsano and Ebensburg.

Each year the Yobbagy's—Helen, Sigmund and Bill—celebrate their anniversary with open house, free refreshments and special prices on meats, vegetables and produce.

The Yobbagy's announced free refreshments will be given to all on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through 5 p.m. These will include hop dogs, pizza pie samples, ice cream cones, coffee, pepsi and cookies.

Housewives visiting the market on any of the above three days will find chicken legs and breasts available at 37 cents per pound; wieners at 3 pounds for $1.00; Gold Medal Flour at $1.59 for a 25-pound bag and potatoes at 50 pound for only 59 cents.

In addition to cash savings housewives also receive trading stamps for their purchases. The Yobbagy's stated the B-Y Market was the first large independent store in the area to give trading stamps.

The supermarket with IGA's buying power, offers a $50 weekly jackpot to their customers.

The owners explained anyone is eligible to win. "Save your cash receipts from our grocery purchases or stop in and ask for a

tape (no purchase necessary)," they stated. Winners are
drawn from tapes registered Monday through Saturday each week. The winning number is posted the following Monday and if it is not claimed by 8 p.m. Wednesday, the jackpot for the next week is increased by $50.

The Yobbagy's opened their market in 1951 with a 20 x 40 foot store. In 1952 they expanded by adding a 30 X 40 foot addition and another 20 X 60 foot addition was built to the structure in 1957.

In addition to the building itself, the owners constructed a swing playground where the kiddies can play while their mothers shop. The market also "stays open late" for the convenience of the busy homemaker.

Shoppers visiting the market will find a large variety of cold cuts. Fresh cut choice meats are available daily, in addition to a large assortment of fresh and frozen vegetables, dairy products and canned goods.


End ... Barb Hakanen