Rose's Saturday Roundup
On my latest trip to Huntingdon County, I happened
to notice a tree laden with these pink blossoms. I don't know what kind of blossoms
they are, but what comes to mind is a line from an old song: "Cherry pink and
apple blossom white"...
Nature...you gotta love it!
News From The Nanty Glo Journal
Thursday, October 17, 1957
Die; 2 Hurt in Mine Rock Fall
Two Nanty Glo coal miners
died and two others were injured in a rock fall that happened October 16, 3:30
a.m. at Bethlehem Mine No.31. Dead are: NICHOLAS RESTAURI 39, of Cardiff Road,
Nanty -Glo and CLAYTON RAY 43, of Nanty-glo. The two injured miners, both at Memorial
Hospital in Johnstown are: Thomas Cunningham, Cresson and Hobert Rose, Nanty-Glo.
The men were working with their crews in the R-20 section off the main "P" of
the mine it was stated by Edward Conners, state mine inspector. Further details
could not be learned early Wednesday morning due to the continuation of the investigation
by federal and state mine inspectors. In the investigation was G.M Mortenson,
Mr. Restauri was married and the father
of six children. Deputy Coroner Richard P. Wilkinson said cause of death was head
and chest injuries. Mr. Ray died of head and chest injuries and was the father
of six children.
Dr. G.G. Ebandjieff of the Nanty-Glo
clinic was summoned shortly before 5 a.m. and examined the miners at the Leidy
Portal. He pronounced both Mr. Restauri and Mr. Ray dead shortly after 5 p.m.
According to hospital attendants, Rose is being treated for a back injury and
his condition was given as fair by authorities. Cunningham, more seriously injured
than Rose, is being treated for a fractured pelvis, multiple contusions and abrasions
of the left leg, possible injury to the right leg and knee. His condition was
not revealed by hospital attendants.
Mr. Restauri resided
at 709 Spring Avenue. He was born October29, 1917, in Italy, a son of Joseph and
Rose (Deluigi) Restauri, now both of Nanty-Glo. In addition to his parents, he
is survived by his widow, the former Ida Buigi and the following children. Darlene,
Louis, Nicholas Jr., Joanne and Randy, all at home. He was the brother of Frances
Volgie of Claridge; Mrs. Della McPhee, Mrs. Stella Grembi, Mrs. Mary Sanderson,
all of Nanty-Glo, and Mrs. Edith Modis of Ebensburg. Friends are received in the
Ondriezek Funeral Home. Services at St. Mary's Catholic Church Saturday at 9 a.m.,
with burial following in the church cemetary.
a son of James and Minnie Watson, was born in Nanty-Glo on July 9, 1914. He is
survived by his parents; widow, the former Ann Masarik, and these children; Jerry,
Ruth Ann, Colleen, Thomas, James and Karen, all at home. Also surviving are a
sister, Velda Towne of Long Island, N.Y., and these brothers; William, Gene and
Jack, all of Nanty-Glo, and Chester of Detriot, Mich. Friends are being received
in the Ondriezek Funeral Home, with funeral services incomplete at this time.
day in history
1862: Mexico's General Ignacio Zargoza
defeated the French at Puebla de Los Angeles, commemorated today with the Mexican
holiday Cinco de Mayo.
1873: South Fork Post office
1891: Carnegie Hall opened in New York City.
1921: The first edition of the Nanty Glo Journal was published.
Editor's Note: from Mrs. Rose: "I want here . . . a paragraph from
YOU re; your first day on the job as editor of the Journal." I don't
know about anyone else, but I remember nothing about that particular day or any
other particular day that long ago, even what day of the month it was, though
it was just before my 20th birthday, which would have been 45 years ago this month.
What sketchy memories I have about the general event of my taking over at the
Journal have been on the Home Page site for almost 10 years; please
check them out here. Jon Kennedy
time' gets 437 votes in a Journal poll and 408 ballots were cast in favor
of daylight savings time. According to my local expert, daylight saving time was
initiated during WWII as a measure to save energy resources, i.e., coal,
oil, gas, electricity etc.allowing them to be channeled into the war effort. Another
popular theory: it gave the doctors, lawyers and politicians an extra hour during
the day to play golf. The "fast" time "Slow" time dilemma was particularly confusing
to me as a child growing up in Jackson Township. If Jackson Township was on slow
time, Nanty Glo was on fast time and maybe Ebensburg too. Of course it provided
an occasional and very convenient excuse for missing the school bus on some bitterly
cold winter mornings...
face from the past
person from the 1959 graduation class of Nanty Glo-Vintondale high School was
called "Moose" by his classmates. His more formal moniker is Alexander Joseph
J. Casper Jr. "Moose" was a member of "N," Latin and Spanish Clubs along with
the Yearbook Staff. He played football and basketball. He was known as a asset
to the football team and loyal to the Boy Patrol. He planned to make a mint and
take life easy.
Does anyone remember what 'Moose' was keen
police officer got out of his car as the young man, stopped for speeding rolled
down his window.
"I've been waiting for you all day," the officer
said, pulling out his notepad. "Well, I got here as fast as I could," the young
When the officer finally stopped laughing, he
sent the driver on his way without a ticket.