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Clippings From Wellsboro Agitator Sepetmber 2, 1931

Tioga County Farm Bureau
Farm Topics Discussed by County Agent.
Beautifying Home Grounds.

The second of a series of meetings conducted by Mr. O. A. Rasmussen, Landscape Architect, from State College, will  be held at Power's Corners Community House on Monday evening, Sept. 7, at 8:15.  In the Legion Rooms at Westfield on Tuesday morning Sept. 8, at 10:45.  The purpose of these meetings is to acquaint our people with practical planting methods and to present more or less detailed information on the proper arrangement, and the type of plant to use.  Mr. Rasmussen makes his talks extremely practical and outlines a procedure which can be carried out on any home or farmstead with a very small outlay of money.  All who are interested in this line of work are urged to attend one of these meetings.  Arrangements will be made at this time for the carrying out of planting demonstrations next spring.  --County Agent Paul P. Korb.

4-H Club Round-Up.
The 4H Clothing Clubs of Knoxville and Marshlands under direction of Marjorie R. Heck, Home Economics Extension Representative of Tioga county, held their annual round-up at Gaines August 26.  The clothing which the girls made was exhibited and judged by Miss Edith Morton, Extension Clothing specialist from Pennsylvania State College.  The following awards were made:--First, Nellie Champney, of Mansfield; second, Elreen Pingrey, Knoxville; third, Onalee Griggs, of Knoxville; fourth, Louise Williams, of Marshlands.  --Home Economics, Marjorie Heck.

Ansonia News.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. John Confer gave their parents a surprise dinner at their home in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvoid Carpenter and daughter, of Phelps, N.Y., visited his brother here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert VanZile and family motored to Middletown, N.J., last Wednesday to spend ten days with friends.

Mrs. N. Burrows, of Wellsboro, is spending some time helping Mrs. Miller at the Ansonia Inn.

School has started here with Miss Walker, of Asaph, as teacher of the low grades and Mrs. Cleveland, of Marshcreek, in the upper grades.

Mr. and Mrs. William Carpenter and son, Robert, are residing in Wellsboro for the school year.  Eight high school students from here will attend school at Wellsboro this year.

Mrs. William Carpenter and niece, Anna Cole, and son, Robert, attended the Carpenter reunion at Mansfield Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Collins and family, of Charleston, were callers in town Friday evening.

A son was born Saturday night at the Blossburg hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Copley, of Ansonia.

Middlebury Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bliss of Rochester, spent the week-end at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Starkey.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Starkey and Mrs. Roy Rice visited Mrs. Earl Playfoot of Galeton, who is a patient at the Sayre hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Oney Locey and son, Kenneth, spent a few days last week in Elmira, with their daughter, Mrs. Ivan Ingerick.

Miss Rose Rogan of Williamsport, and Mr. and Mrs. Burlin Allason of Montoursville, spent Sunday at Roy Rice's.

Mrs. Richard Rice visited her [clipping ends here]

Inspection Limit is Growing Nearer
Wellsboro Agitator, September 8, 1931

Harrisburg, Sept. 7 - Motor vehicle owners have less than a month in which to comply with the law and have their vehicles inspected, the Department of Revenue warned today.

On and after October1, inability to display a gold and blue inspected and approved sticker renders the owners of any Pennsylvania registered car in operation liable to a fine of $10 or five day's imprisonment.  They also face the danger of having their registration privilege suspended.  This latter penalty can be imposed when vehicles are considered unfit and unsafe for operation.

The close of the inspection period midnight, September 30, will be followed immediately by a three months' arrest or enforcement period.  Enforcement will be by the State Highway Patrol with local police authorities cooperating.

Absence from the State during the inspection period does not excuse car owners from the inspection.  Inspection must be made by an official inspection station nearest the point of entry into Pennsylvania.  Compliance with this will save Pennsylvania motorists unnecessary inconvenience.

Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1931

Celebrated 104th Birthday.
The 104th birthday of Mrs. Lorancy Rice Sweet Stork, of East Scranton, was celebrated on Sept. 17.  She was born at Cherryflats, Tioga county, Pa., where she resided for many years.  She later went to Penn Yan, N.Y., where she made her home until seven years ago, when she moved to East Scranton.  She remembers when Andrew Jackson was president and the Indians were often seen.  On one occasion Indians gave to Mrs. Stork, then a child, a little white dog in appreciation of having been fed by her mother.

Wellsboro Agitator, February 3, 1932
Nearly 105 Years Old.

Scranton Reporter Interview Aged Former Resident of Tioga County.

Mrs. Lorancy Rice Sweet Stork of 636 Stipp Court, Harrison avenue, Scranton, was born Sept. 1?, 1827, at Schodac, Pa., near Mansfield and moved to Scranton about ten years ago.  She spent most her nearly 105 years in Tioga county.

"I've never lived different than anyone else much," said Mr. Stork.  Seated in an armchair, Mrs. Stork regretted having only a couple of hours in which to "primp" for the interview.  In a deep well-modulated voice she related to a Scranton reporter numerous stories of hard struggles in the woods of Pennsylvania, and of modes of travel and styles of dress, now and then stopping to answer questions relative to the present generation and the one she knows so well.

"I was the second eldest in our family of four children, " she said.  "My father died when we were very young.  I remember one interesting incident that impressed me.  There were several tribes of Indians in the region where we lived in another part of the state.  After supper one night a hungry band came to the house and demanded food while my mother trembling complied.  After they had finished they gave me a small black dog that I kept for a long time.  "Then we moved to Penn Yan, N.Y., where I made lots of friends and attended the Presbyterian church.  I've read my bible through several times."

When questioned as to what sort of diet she kept she smiled, replying, "anything,"  "I drink coffee with every meal.  If I didn't have a good appetite I'd think there was something wrong with me."  "And," she added, "I like to go to the movies.  Do you know," she continued, "I wish I had the courage to go up in an airplane."  She was pensive for a moment.  Then, "young man," she announced, "I rode on the first railroad train between Covington and Mansfield when I was 16 years old."

Mrs. Stork was employed for 15 years by a concern where she was paid $2.50 a week, out of which she managed to save $100 a year.

Asked what she thought of the younger generation she responded "Oh, the young people are all right, but I don't believe in girls' smoking cigarettes."  Continuing Mrs. Stork stated, "I don't think the young folks should get married too young; ;they ought to wait 'til they know what's wrong and right, because I really believe that a woman's place is in the home."

Out of the three marriages of Mrs. Stork there was only one child, a son, George Rice, 64, with whom Mrs. Stork now makes her home.

Mrs. Stork uses glasses only to read and to "thread needles."  She arises at 9 a.m., makes her own bed, dusts her rooms, then has breakfast.  "I do a little dishwashing for exercise."  "I usually retire about 10 or 11 o'clock at night," she finished.

As the interviewer prepared to leave she extended her hand, saying, "Well, I've enjoyed my life, and I've enjoyed this visit.  Come again."

Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1931

Western Union - R.C.A. Combine Services.
A service arrangement where by the Western Union Telegraph Company and R.C.A. Communications, Inc., will make use of each other's facilities has been effected.  Under the arrangement the Western Union will supplement its oceanic cable services with wireless circuits of the R.C.A., and the latter will use the 25,000 offices and land lines of Western Union to distribute its wireless messages.

Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1931

The Changing Times.
Things have changed.  Women are more important than they were 30 years ago.  There was then the classic story of the man who gave his wife a birthday present of half a dozen bars of laundry soap and a wringer.  Recently a woman gave her husband, who is an indolent author, one thousand sheets of copy paper and a new typewriter ribbon.  --New York Herald Tribune

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