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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!

Old News From The Nanty Glo Journal
Thursday, October 17, 1957

2 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, federal inspector.l

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.

Mr. Ray, 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.

This 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 opens.

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

1949: 'Slow 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...

A face from the past

This 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 on saying?

Funny bones

A 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 man replied."

When the officer finally stopped laughing, he sent the driver on his way without a ticket.



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