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BY JENNIFER HARR HeraldStandard.com Bob Brown sets out pumpkins at Burkee’s Garden Center in North Union Township Tuesday afternoon, a sure sign that fall is here.
Stocks slide A quiet day on Wall Street turned into the worst sell-off in three months after a Federal Reserve official said he doubted the bank’s effort to boost economic growth would work. See details on A4.
Nation Zeroing in on Ohio Ohio has emerged as the presidential race’s undisputed focus. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are making multiple stops this week alone in a state that’s trending toward the president, endangering Romney’s White House hopes. See details on A2.
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A Fayette County judge will review briefs before deciding if there is enough evidence for a Brownsville man to stand trial on a criminal homicide charge. Johnathan Godines, 36, is charged with beating John Eicholtz, 75, of Brownsville on Nov. 15, 2011, in Brownsville. Eicholtz died on Dec. 1, 2011. President Judge Gerald R. Solomon ordered Assistant District Attorneys J.W. Eddy and Anthony Iannamorelli and Assistant Public Defender Benjamin Goodwin to submit arguments about the charge and about whether statements Godines made to police and during prison phone calls should be suppressed. During a portion of one phone call between Godines and his girlfriend, he tells her he was in a “jealous (expletive) rage” when he attacked Eicholtz. In another call, played during Tuesday’s hearing, he tells the same woman that he doesn’t want to incriminate himself because he knows prison officials are listening to the calls. Megan Boger, who testified she saw Godines go to Eicholtz’s car and pull him out of it and kick him, testified that after that occurred, Eicholtz got up and followed Godines around a building on High Street. Two Please see Godines, Page A2
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HeraldStandard.com enlisting hawkers for milestone celebration BY NATALIE BRUZDA HeraldStandard.com HeraldStandard.com will publish a special edition Thursday marking the 75th anniversary of S.W. Calkin’s purchase of the Daily Standard News in 1937. And to celebrate the milestone, the paper is recapturing the days of newspaper hawkers. “We’ll have (newspaper hawkers) walk up and down the streets of Uniontown dressed in period pieces,” said Clint Rhodes, circulation/marketing manager for HeraldStandard.com. “They’ll be shouting out, ‘Pick up today’s Herald-Standard!’
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hawker. “This is a mobile sales force that is delivering your product. It would be equivalent to newsstands in New York City — you have a newsstand on every corner.” Actors from the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale will be posted throughout the city from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m., bringing
The attorney for a Mill Run man sentenced to life in prison following an indecent assault conviction has filed court papers asking a judge to grant a new trial and reconsider the sentence. Fayette County Judge Gerald R. Solomon sentenced Richard Bowers, 71, to life in prison in August under a statute that allows for that penalty because he has prior rape convictions. However, Bowers’ attorney, John M. Zeglen, contended in court papers that prosecutors should have given notice they were seeking that sentence and that Bowers’ prior crimes were not sufficient to fit under that statute. Bowers was convicted earlier this year of inappropriately touching a girl while she was between the ages of 4 and 6. A jury acquitted him of rape in the case. Zeglen argued that the verdict was contrary to the evidence and the law. He also argued that a judge should have thrown the case out before it came to trial. Zeglen filed
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We’ll have (newspaper hawkers) walk up and down the streets of Uniontown dressed in period pieces.
Clint Rhodes circulation/marketing manager It’s a show — a throwback to remind people where we’ve come from, and how far we’ve progressed.” Unlike newspaper carriers, newspaper hawkers did not provide home delivery to specific customers. Instead, they stood on street corners, shouting out the day’s top headlines to passersby. “Everybody is his customer,” Rhodes said of a
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Calkins Marries Helen Bargeron
Standard Merged With Morning Herald In 1941 BY FRANCES BORSODI ZAJAC A self-made man who founded a communications company that now includes newspapers, television stations and digital media, Stanley Willis (S.W.) Calkins Sr. started it all in Uniontown in 1937. That’s when the Pennsylvania native purchased controlling interest in the Daily New Standard newspaper, which merged with the Morning Herald in 1941 to create the Herald-Standard. It is still part of what is now known as Calkins Media, a family business based in Levittown, Pa., near Philadelphia, that includes operations in several states. “I think he really had an entrepreneurial spirit, and courage and determination,’’ said Calkins’ grandson Stan Ellis. “He had the confidence and determination to be his own boss. I don’t know how many people could have done that. There were no guarantees. For him to take that leap of faith with what turned into Calkins Media. I always admired that.’’ “I think my grandfather had great confidence in his ability,’’ said grandson Charles Smith. “He had a great ability to pick markets. Based on his newspapers’ histories, he knew what markets would be successful and that was born out over time.’’
CALKINS BUYS BEAVER, PHILLY N E W S PA P E R S He Then Expanded To Jersey and Florida What began in Uniontown would spread to other cities as the company grew into what would become Calkins Media. Calkins purchased a newspaper in Beaver County, Pa., in 1943 that became the Beaver County Times. He expanded into the Greater Philadelphia market in 1954, acquiring newspapers that are known today as the Doylestown Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown. In 1958, Calkins founded what is now known as the Burlington County Times in Willingboro, N.J. In 1961, he purchased weekly newspapers in Florida that became the Homestead News-Leader. Calkins was publisher of
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becoming involved in other work. Calkins entered the newspaper business at the Morning Sentinel in Orlando, Fla., in 1924 as business manager, becoming general manager in 1930.
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S.W. Calkins is shown in his Daily News Standard office shortly after buying the paper in 1937. The Daily News Standard was a predecessor of the HeraldStandard. all his newspapers but continued to make his home in Uniontown with his wife, Helen, and their four children: Shirley, Carolyn, Sandra and Stanley W. Calkins Jr., known as Bill.
S T A N L E Y CALKINS DIES AT AGE OF 75 Company Continues To Grow, Adding TV Stations After Calkins’ death at age 75 in 1973, the company continued to grow, adding more newspapers and television stations. That included obtaining full ownership of the Herald-Standard in 1980 after the Calkins family purchased the newspaper holdings of the Harader and Spurgeon families. And Calkins Media has remained a family business with Calkins’ three daughters: Shirley Ellis, Carolyn Smith and Sandra Hardy serving today as owners. Grandsons Stan Ellis and Charles Smith join Hardy on the board of directors. Other family members spanning four generations have also been involved with the business in different capacities through the years. As the company observes its 75th anniversary, Shirley Ellis said of her father, “I think he would be proud of our spreading the media and working on digital. His legacy was to keep going.’’ Born in Shavertown, Pa., near Wilkes-Barre, Calkins was educated in Pennsylvania and New York public schools. He left home as a teenager and worked his way through college at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and then Northwestern University in Chicago. A lifelong baseball fan, Calkins moved to Florida where Shirley Ellis said her father played semiprofessional baseball before
S.W. Calkins is show working in his office at the HeraldStandard. The photo was taken in the early 1960s.
In Orlando, Calkins also met his future wife, Helen Bargeron Calkins, a native of Springfield, Ga., near Savannah, who was working as a teacher. The couple roomed at the same boarding house. They married on April 8, 1933, after Calkins had moved to Texas when he began working for General Newspapers Inc. Shirley Ellis said her father, who had devised a bookkeeping system for newspapers, had started working for Charles Marsh, a newspaper publisher and activist in the Democratic Party who later became a promoter of Lyndon Johnson, future president of the United States. The couple moved into a home in Austin but didn’t live there long before Calkins received a new assignment: a transfer to Uniontown. “Charles Marsh asked my father to troubleshoot a newspaper in southwestern Pennsylvania that was not up to his standards,’’ Shirley Ellis explained. As General Newspapers’ financial adviser and newspaper accountant, Calkins came to Uniontown as the chain’s representative for The Daily News Standard. It was in Uniontown that Calkins decided to become his own boss and, in 1937, he purchased the outstanding stock and controlling interest in the Standard. In 1941, the paper reverted back to its original name of The Evening Standard when it merged with The Morning Herald. The Evening Standard was the first daily newspaper in Uniontown, starting publication on Dec. 17, 1888, and later merging with the News to become the Daily News Standard. The Morning Herald began publication on Jan. 8, 1907, as a sister paper to The Evening Genius, which was founded in 1900 by Fayette Publishing Co. Both papers traced their lineage back to weekly publications: the Herald to 1798 and the Standard to 1827. Under the 1941 merger, The Morning Herald and The Evening Standard operated as separate newspapers at first but were eventually combined into the Herald-Standard.
Calkins Balances Newspaper and Family Life When Calkins began expanding his business, he divided his time between Beaver and Uniontown , spending part of the week in each city. But the family home remained in Fayette County. “As I look back, growing up in Uniontown was wonderful. It was a great place to grow up,’’ Shirley Ellis said. Family life included the newspaper but there was also time for relaxing and involvement in the community. “My father cared about people and politics. He enjoyed a good sense of humor and playing practical jokes. He loved the Pirates and horse racing,’’ said Sandra Hardy. “He was a hard worker, with the solid values of caring for others and
Try To Run Newspapers For “Betterment of Community”
S.W. Calkins is shown with his five grandsons at his house on Princeton Avenue in Uniontown in the 1960s. Clockwise from the top is Bradley Ellis (standing behind S.W.), Wesley Ellis (in his lap on right side of photo), Charles Smith (kneeling at his feet), Timothy Smith (in his lap on right side of photo) and Stanley Ellis (kneeling on left side of photo). providing for his children.’’ Calkins shared his love of baseball with his children and later his grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and the family belonged to the country club. He was also a fan of horse racing, visiting tracks when he could over the years. Calkins learned to fly an airplane and Shirley Ellis remembered her father flying her on Sunday afternoons from the Connellsville airport to Morgantown and back. She said when her father became president of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association that he visited all of the papers in the state, often flying himself if possible. S.W. and Helen Calkins were both active in the community. “My mother was involved with the Uniontown College Club and the Uniontown Progress Club. I think she did everything that came down the pike,’’ Shirley Ellis said. “My father was a Rotarian. He loved Rotary and wouldn’t miss it. He wouldn’t go to Beaver each week until after the Rotary meeting in Uniontown. He loved socializing with people and the ability to help people.’’ The Herald-Standard was a place that became familiar to all of the family. Shirley Ellis remembers evening visits to the paper with her father to check on operations and then he would take her to a local store to buy paper dolls. As teenagers, the Calkins youths had jobs at the newspaper, working in different departments such as the newsroom and advertising. Sandra Hardy explained they started working at age 16 at their mother’s insistence. As adults, the second generation of Calkins eventually began working at the different papers their father acquired. Shirley Ellis and her husband, Marvin, who is now deceased, went to work at the News-Leader in Florida before moving to the Burlington Times in New Jersey. The couple had three sons: Stanley, Bradley and Wesley. Carolyn Smith worked at the Bucks County Courier Times as a reporter and lived in Philadelphia where she met her husband, Charles, who is now deceased. They eventually went to work at the Doylestown Intelligencer and then the Bucks County Courier Times. The couple had two sons: Charles and Timothy.
C A L K I N S ’ WIFE, HELEN, DIES AT AGE 92 Family Continues With Calkins’ Vision Sandra Hardy and Bill Calkins worked at the Bucks County Courier Times. Bill Calkins later left Calkins Media. Helen Calkins, who remained in Uniontown, died in 2002 at age 92. The Calkins sisters today remain owners of Calkins Media with other family members also involved in the company. Meanwhile, as his children began assuming leadership positions in the company, S.W. Calkins kept watch over his newspapers and enjoyed visiting with his family. Stan Ellis remembered strawberry-eating contests with his grandfather at the family dining table in Florida and his grandfather taking him to a ballgame during spring training where he met Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell and other stars of the era. He also remembered visits to Uniontown: “I thought it was the coolest place. Where my grandparents lived, there was a whole neighborhood of kids. My grandmother was a charming Southern lady and her lawn was pristine. Yet, every summer, she let us turn it into a baseball field. By the end, there would be patches of dirt in the lawn. I remember those neighborhood baseball games. There was also a dime store at the top of the hill and that’s where I bought baseball cards.’’ Charles Smith remembered that he didn’t like sweets as a baby and his grandfather was adamant that “no grandchild of mine will not like chocolate.’’ He said, “I was nine months old when my grandfather fed me chocolate. To this day, I have chocolate every day.’’ Charles Smith also shares baseball memories of his grandfather, noting that Calkins would leave games early to beat the crowd but remembers the one game Calkins didn’t: the legendary game seven of the 1960 World Series that became famous when Bill Mazeroski hit a ninth-inning home run to win the world championship for the Pirates.
Today, the family remains proud of the achievements of Calkins. Looking back, Shirley Ellis said, “We never understood it until we were adults with our own kids – all that he had accomplished.’’ And they remember the lessons their parents taught them about life. Shirley Ellis noted, “I tried to teach my kids the principles my dad believed in.’’ Those beliefs include the role that newspapers play in a community. “We try to run our papers for the betterment of the community,’’ Shirley Ellis said. “My biggest hope is that we don’t lose sight of working to be a partner with the community and part of the community and helping the community.’’ Sandra Hardy said, “I was always taught that the papers belonged to the community and the employees and that we were to provide information and run the business to support each of them.’’ Stan Ellis said his grandfather felt that newspapers have a unique role in their communities. He remarked, “Part of the role is to give back. The newspapers are only as strong as the communities we serve. Part of the newspaper’s mission is to move forward and prosper, but (my grandfather) also felt that it’s important for newspapers to give back to the communities.’’ Speaking of the 75th anniversary, Stan Ellis said, “It’s something to be proud of. When you’re in the middle of it and dealing with the dayto-day stuff, you lose sight – you’re stuck in the trees and can’t see the forest. But I’m proud of the fact that we’ve been in these communities and like to think that we’ve helped the communities, that we’ve made life better by everything from exposing corrupt politicians to giving information on where to purchase a car.’’ He continued, “My grandfather had the determination and courage to build this company and I see it in my mother and her siblings. To them, they are stewards of their father’s legacy but they’ve made tough decisions over the years, branching out to television. That took courage and the decisions they made helped to propel the company forward. And you can attribute that courage, dedication and work ethic to the thousands of employees who have worked for us. People have had to do their jobs well for us to be standing here today.’’ Charles Smith said, “My grandfather instilled in his children, and they in their children, a respect for the properties and the work put into them by the hands of other people. “They were raised to know what it means to be a community newspaper. We want to make sure the ownership structure is committed to that.’’ “We want to stay in these communities,’’ Stan Ellis said. “They have been very good for us. We feel it’s important for us to continue to serve them.’’
NEWSPAPER TRACES ROOTS AS FAR BACK AS 1798
NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION DIRECTOR TELLS STORY OF 74-YEAR-OLD PHOTOGRAPH
Only Two Years After Uniontown Was Incorporated One of the great signs of growth and stability in a town and surrounding area is the establishment of a newspaper. For the new Uniontown, it came in 1798, just two years after incorporation as a borough. The story of HeraldStandard.com extends in two unbroken lines for almost two centuries, through a bewildering number of weekly newspapers which preceded and gave birth to the dailies. The Herald traces its ancestry to the Fayette Gazette and Union Advertiser, which had its first issue on Jan. 12, 1798, published by Jacob Stewart and C. Mowry. This was just 12 years after the first newspaper in western Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Gazette, was started. In 1805, in a burst of patriotic zeal, it was renamed the Genius of Liberty, a name which would endure throughout the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th. The Standard descends from the Pennsylvania Democrat and Literary Gazette, which first appeared on July 25, 1827. The debut of The Evening Standard on Dec. 17, 1888, mirrored the growth and new-found prosperity of a town enjoying the early years of the coal and coke boom. All over the country, in a time of newspaper expansion, weeklies were becoming dailies in the more sizable communities. It was time for the Republican Standard, as its weekly progenitor was then called, to “go daily.” The first press run was 900 copies. The name “Standard” first appeared in local newspaper history with the American Standard at Brownsville in 1814. This paper merged a few years later with the Genius of Liberty. It was consolidated with the Fayette County Republican in 1879 under the banner of Republican Standard. After The Evening Standard started as a daily, the Republican Standard also continued weekly for a time (combined weekly and daily operations were common at the time). The Evening News was started as a daily in 1889, but the town proved not quite big enough at that time to support two newspapers, and the News merged with the Standard in 1893. That resulted in the name by which the newspaper was known for almost half of its first century — the Daily News Standard. A new firm, the Fayette Publishing Co., bought the Genius of Liberty in 1900 and launched another daily newspaper, The Evening Genius, on May 14 of that year — delivered by carrier for six cents a week. On Jan. 8, 1907, it started a morning newspaper, The Morning Herald, published in tandem with the Genius. In 1932, the Standard was sold to the Marsh & Pulliam newspaper chain, which was later divided between the two owners. Five years later, the newspaper was back in local ownership. S.W. Calkins, who had come here as the manager, bought the firm, with a minority interest held by O’Neil Kennedy, then the editor, from Marsh and J.Y. Chidester, who had a minority part of the previous ownership. In 1941, the two firms merged, the Daily News Standard reverted to its original name of The Evening Standard, and The Evening Genius was discontinued. The Evening Standard and The Morning Herald were at first operated with completely separate news departments, but operations were gradually consolidated into the Herald-Standard. The Sunday edition was started in October 1980 and the evening edition was dropped in 1982. Calkins died in 1973, but the family newspaper tradition is carried on by his daughters and grandsons. In April 1980, the Calkins family acquired full ownership of Uniontown Newspapers, buying the halfinterest held by the Spurgeon and Harader families.
By Natalie Bruzda In 1938, it was a big deal to be pictured in the newspaper. HeraldStandard.com’s Production Director Al Sloan knows that because of the story his uncle, Bob Rush, told him about a photograph from that year. The Daily News Standard produced a special Golden Jubilee Edition on Friday, Dec. 30, 1938, to celebrate its 50-year anniversary as a newspaper. At the time, Rush was a newspaper carrier for District No. 1, and he and his fellow carriers were featured in a photo for the special edition. “I had a copy of the picture made and I sent it to him (Rush),” Sloan said. “So he’s told me the story of this picture.” Sloan, who has worked at HeraldStandard.com for more than 30 years, immediately recognized his uncle when he saw the picture. “As soon as I saw that, I recognized Bob Rush as Uncle Bob,” Sloan said. Today’s special edition marks the 75th anniversary of S.W. Calkin’s purchase of the Daily Standard News in 1937. The photo now hangs on a wall in the advertising department, but the picture in the frame is not the same as the one that appeared in the paper. “He (Rush) said, ‘You notice that I’m looking over to my right? And this kid’s looking over to his right? Their buddies were
A 1938 photograph shows District No. 1 Daily News Standard newspaper carriers. The image now hangs on a wall at HeraldStandard.com, but a similar photograph appeared in a 50-year anniversary edition of the Daily News Standard, which was published on Friday, Dec. 30, 1938. The Daily News Standard was purchased by S.W. Calkins in 1937 and eventually became the Herald-Standard. across the street, and they were going to pelt them with snowballs as they took the picture,” Sloan said. Therefore, another photograph had to be taken, with everyone looking straight at the camera. Joining Rush in the photograph were numerous other carriers, including Herb Matthews and Walter “Buzz” Storey. Matthews later served as a district sales manager for the newspaper, while Storey served in a number
MURDER TRIAL TOP 1937 HEADLINE In The Uniontown Daily News Standard By Patty Yauger In 1937, when Stanley W. Calkins purchased the Uniontown Daily News Standard, there was no shortage of news. In Europe, a second world war was brewing. The readers of Calkins’ News Standard were kept informed of the ongoing construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that would eventually open in May. In June, pilot Amelia Earhart, along with her flight navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Miami in the first leg of their around-the-world flight. Perhaps the biggest news story of that year was the trial of seven prominent Fayette Countians who were charged in the killing of Frank C. Monaghan, a 64-year-old businessman. Before his demise, Monaghan, according to the Daily News Standard, was a prisoner in a holding cell in the basement of the Fayette County
Courthouse. Earlier, he had been picked up for drunken driving, but while being transported to the courthouse had allegedly sliced the throat of county detective John C. Wall. During the early morning of Sept. 11, 1936, Monaghan was killed. The next day, charged in Monaghan’s death were district attorney James Reilly, assistant police Chief Charles Malik, Assistant District Attorney Harry Burne, sheriff’s Deputy J.A. Hann, assistant county detective Wilbert Regis “Patsy” Minerd and state police troopers Stacey Gunderman and Anthony Sanute. Bold headline banners detailed the arrests of the public officials. The sensational case was moved to Somerset, but multiple stories of every aspect of the trial filled the pages of the Uniontown Daily News Standard. On Feb. 6, 1937, two days before the trial was to begin, George Gray, a News Standard staff correspondent, wrote “the curtain on Pennsylvania’s most celebrated murder case will be drawn aside for what is
SEVEN AND A HALF DECADES OF CHANGE Look Through 1937 Editions Reveals Much Has Changed By Carla DeStefano In 1937, the average annual cost to transport a student to school was $1.95. That wasn’t the price of gas per gallon, nor did it have anything to do with a school district’s contract with a bus company. According to a November advertisement in the Daily News Standard newspaper, that was the cost of children’s school shoes on sale at Kaufman’s in Uniontown. While buses were in the early stages of existence at that time, most area students walked to school and they needed good shoes, well, because it was three miles to and three miles home — uphill both ways — and snow up to here. Who hasn’t heard that story a
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time or two? Life was certainly different in 1937, as chronicled in the Daily News Standard, purchased that year by Stanley Willis (S.W.) Calkins Sr. The News Standard merged with the Morning Herald newspaper in 1941 to create the Herald-Standard, which continues to operate from the Uniontown location today. A look through the 1937 issues of the Daily News reveals much has changed in 75 years. Prices for anything seemed like mere pennies. It’s wise to keep in mind, however, that according to historical statistics, the average annual income in the late 1930s was only $1,368. That year, Bryson Motors in Uniontown offered a used 1936 two-door Plymouth sedan for $525 as shown in an October ad. The advertiser played up the car’s biggest features — a heater and a radio. With those as standard equipment in
of roles in the newspaper’s newsroom, including a stint as executive editor. And all the carriers were wearing their Sunday best. “It was a big deal to get into the paper, because this fella is wearing a tie … and this guy’s wearing his fancy hat,” Sloan said. However, one newspaper carrier almost missed out on the opportunity to have his photo in the paper. According to Sloan, the young man did something
he was not supposed to do. “Bob never told me what he did, but his punishment was he wasn’t allowed to be in the picture,” Sloan said. “That would be like them saying that we’re all going to go the (Pittsburgh) Steelers game, but you can’t go because you didn’t show up for work yesterday. It was a big letdown.” To avoid the letdown, the punished newspaper carrier asked his friends for help.
“His buddies said to him, ‘We’re going to get you in the picture,’” Sloan said. “So what they said was, ‘When they go to take the picture, you stand behind the glass, and we’ll separate and we’ll get you in the picture.’” So they did, Sloan said. And although the misbehaved newspaper carrier’s name is not in the photo caption, his face can still be identified behind the glass wall. “So that’s the story of that picture,” Sloan said.
expected to be one of the greatest battles of men, minds, personalities and law the country has seen in many years.” Each of those charged received a separate trial, keeping the readers eager to learn of the unfolding story for months. Six of the seven charged were exonerated, with Gunderman found to have inflicted the fatal injuries, but only while defending himself when attacked by Monaghan. In July 1937, the county’s first radio station, WMBS, went live over the airwaves. The first broadcast was from the ballroom of the former White Swan Hotel on West Main Street. The studios were formerly located in the Fayette Bank Building, but since 2000 have been located at the intersection of South Mount Vernon Avenue and Evergreen Terrace. The Edgar Kauffman family moved into their stately new home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in October 1937. Fallingwater was the summer home to the family through 1963 when it was donated to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her friend, tobacco heiress Doris Duke, visited Fayette County on
Nov. 29, 1937, according to the Uniontown Daily News Standard. The pair visited Penn Craft, the state’s second subsistence homestead, located in Luzerne Township. Much like Norvelt in Westmoreland County, the government program was instituted to address the needs of unemployed coal workers and their families. While the Daily News Standard highlighted many major stories that year, it also reported on other stories of interest to its readers. In January, the Uniontown YMCA celebrated its 50th anniversary, with its president, Harry Whyel, telling the Daily News Standard it was his goal to “show a record of progress for the 50-year period. Later that month, Connellsville firefighters battled a blaze at the First National Bank on Crawford Avenue. According to the newspaper, the fire broke out in the elevator shaft about 9:50 p.m. “The night porter, Arthur Alsop, 50, discovered the fire while riding down the elevator in the building,” according the story. “The elevator suddenly stopped between the fourth and fifth floors and the occupant was obliged to squeeze himself out of the shaft. “The elevator crashed to
the bottom of the shaft a few minutes after the man made his exit when flames burned the cable.” Damage to the six-story building totaled $125,000 and was attributed mostly to water damage and falling plaster. Occupants of the building included the Troutman department store, the American store and about a dozen doctors and dentists. In April, Fayette Countians were asked to weigh in on whether daylight saving time should be implemented, as Uniontown City Council was pondering the initiative. According to poll results, about 2,200 respondents were supportive, while only 83 indicated that they wanted to maintain the traditional standard time. Some other interesting 1937 stories in the Daily News Standard included millionaire Howard Hughes setting a transcontinental air record of seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds; the soap opera, “Guiding Light,” made its debut on NBC radio; and the first permanent automobile license plate was issued in Connecticut. Also, cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Petunia Pig made their debut and Adolph Hitler informed his German military leaders of his intentions of going to war.
today’s automobiles, the car shoppers of late are looking for other features, like heated seats, built-in navigation systems and television screens, and they are willing to pay upwards of $30,000 for it. Those looking for a new farm had the opportunity in a January 1937 classified ad to buy 92 acres in Grindstone with a frame house that included seven rooms for a staggering $5,000. These days, $5,000 on a farm purchase may cover the closing costs. Food 75 years ago also was inexpensive by today’s standards. Shopping the sale in the October ad at the local Kaufman’s grocery store, a family of four could enjoy a complete dinner of chicken, egg noodles, canned peas and peaches for a bargain price of about $1.67 for the entire meal. Aside from a single selection from the Dollar Menu, that total is less than any one meal at any local fastfood restaurant — and a whole lot healthier. According to the ads in the Daily News, merchants were rather savvy when it came to pricing. One ad features a 28-ounce jar of
apple butter selling for 12 1/2 cents. At that cost, a customer’s choice was to buy two jars or lose a penny on the purchase. There would be no half-cent change to give. And if too much apple butter caused a toothache, Uniontown dentists Dr. Fox and Dr. Shaffer could pull a tooth for 50 cents each, according to their January ad. There also were major differences in how the news was reported back then. In 1937, there was no Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect a patient’s privacy, so it was no big deal to publish under the “Hospital News” section the name and health status of every patient admitted. The section was filled with information regarding who had a tonsillectomy, who had a mishap with a wringer washer and who was recovering well from an operation and when that person was expected to return home. These days, with HIPAA laws, inquisitive minds must rely on the grapevine for that information. Baseball games were at the height of family
entertainment in the 1930s and, in 1937, the New York Yankees clinched their sixth World Series win of what would eventually become 27 championship wins to date. It would be another 23 years before the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed victory again in the World Series, ironically taking the championship from the Yankees. In the off season, families could flock to the theater for a show. In late 1937, “Heidi,” starring Shirley Temple, made its debut on the big screen at the State Theater in Uniontown. Clothing companies jumped at the chance to profit from Temple’s look in the movie, and dresses with the Heidi look were being sold at Wright-Metzler Co. for $1.95. Temple is a far cry from today’s latest child headline maker, Honey Boo Boo, a 6-year-old pageant star who, along with her proudto-be-redneck family, stars in a television reality show on The Learning Channel. To get Honey Boo Boo’s look? About $3,000 for a glitzy pageant dress and 75 years worth of attitude.
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RETIREES RECALL LIFE AT THE NEWSPAPER By Frances Borsodi Zajac Once a month, HeraldStandard.com retirees get together, and the stories fly around the table. “When we retired, we thought it would be nice to keep up with everybody,’’ explained Harry McClelland, of North Union Township. The group includes veterans of nearly every department of the newspaper. With hundreds of years of service between them, the retirees have witnessed a number of changes in technology and amazing stories as they produced a product that covers the life and times of the residents of Fayette County and the surrounding area. “I loved working at the paper. It was different every day,’’ said McClelland, who retired in 1995 with 40 years service. “There were new challenges and the people were great to work for.’’ “The newspaper was my life,’’ said Cloyde Van Sickle, of South Union Township, who retired in 1998 after 46 years on the job. “It was wonderful. I raised my family because of the newspaper.’’ “It was always interesting,’’ said John Renne, of Uniontown, who retired about 20 years ago after 50 years service. “There was always something going on. I went through a lot of changes. It was a great job.’’ Harry McClelland founded the retirees group in 1995 with his wife, Patty McClelland, who retired in 1997, and Howard Brounce, of Uniontown, who also retired in the mid-1990s. Van Sickle joined the McClellands as coordinators of the group after Brounce moved to North Carolina. During the September meeting, the retirees recalled stories of the newspaper, where they enjoyed coming to work and providing an important role in the community. “Absolutely, it’s important,’’ said Harry McClelland. “How are people going to get information?’’ The retirees reflected on all the changes they saw over the years. “I remember the old letter press. I was there when the complete change happened from hot metal to cold type,’’ said Harry McClelland. “In production, we used to have to paste all the columns and build all the pages. Now it’s nothing like that.’’ “Going to color was a big thing. For a press that wasn’t built to run color, they do a fantastic job,’’ he added. “When we first did it, it took seven and a half hours to make a color picture,’’ said Van Sickle. “Now the computers make pictures in minutes.’’ “When I started, in the summer, it was hot in the building, You sweated until you left, ‘’ said Tadd Kezmarsky, of Uniontown, who worked at the newspaper for 34 years before retiring in 2006. “And we loved it,’’ said Jack Miller, who retired after 47 years and then worked part time until retiring again this month. Miller noted his father and two brothers also worked at the paper. “You see on the movies that someone yells ‘Stop the presses!’ That happened only once in my time there when Big Lots at the Uniontown Shopping Center was on fire,’’ said Kezmarsky. Besides this 1992 fire,
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the retirees recalled tragic national news that also made the paper take action. Miller remembered, “When Mr. Kennedy was shot, we made a special edition.’’ “It came right after the final,’’ said Van Sickle. “I can remember Buzz (the late Walter J. “Buzz’’ Storey, who was an editor at the newspaper) coming out. A lady had called and told him (the president died). In a matter of minutes, it was over the (Associated Press) teletype.’’ “Everybody was stunned,’’ Miller said of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “We couldn’t believe it.’’ Natural disasters also caused havoc for all departments of the newspaper. The newspaper never missed publication during the blizzard of March 1993 but they had to deal with the challenges. Sue Cope, who retired in 2009 after 30 years at the paper, said, “It was so bad, I walked to work one day. And then Ken Long (who was controller) sent a truck for me to get to work so they could get people in the office.’’ Leah Salutric, of Uniontown, who retired in 2003 after 25 years, also said, “They came with a truck from the newspaper office to pick me up and take me in.’’ Salutric noted the newspaper received lots of calls from people asking about their paper when carriers had trouble getting through the snow. But there were many carriers who did make their deliveries. Miller said, “I was delivering papers. I took my daughter and son. They
had a paper route and I had to take them around.’’ Steve Seman, of Fairchance, who retired in 2000 after 29 years, said, “It held up our progress edition (a special annual edition that highlights businesses, government, schools and community organizations) because we couldn’t get out and our advertisers couldn’t open their doors. We pushed it back a week so we could catch up.’’ Seman said he had several successes in his career but noted his best job was working with C. Harper Chevrolet. He also mentioned successful advertising ventures in Connellsville where he worked in the branch office, which the newspaper opened in the 1980s as well as a branch office in Brownsville. The two offices operated for nearly two decades before closing. Seman traveled in his job and if he saw news when he was out, he would phone in reports for the newsroom to investigate. “I was working with the greatest people in Fayette County,’’ said Seman. “They were the most talented individuals, the most humble and they loved their work.’’ Freeda Walls, of Uniontown, retired in 2004 after 37 years. She started working the telephone switchboard with Patty McClelland. “We were open until 10 o’clock. People came in all night to pay their bills and place ads. It was a hubbub of activity,’’ said Walls. “We had a nice relationship with our customers,’’ Patty McClelland remembered. Karen Randolph worked 13 years before leaving the newspaper in 2001 for
CALKINS MEDIA GOT ITS START IN UNIONTOWN With S.W. Calkins Purchase Of The Daily News Standard Calkins Media had its start in Uniontown as Calkins Newspapers, Inc. In February 1937, Stanley W. Calkins purchased the controlling interest in his first newspaper, the Uniontown Daily News
Standard. The Daily News Standard was merged in 1941 with Uniontown’s other daily newspaper, The Morning Herald, to form the current newspaper, the Herald-Standard. In 1943, Calkins ventured north to Beaver County, buying the assets of the Aliquippa Gazette — the first of several newspapers purchased in Beaver County. The purchases led to the publication of the current
Beaver County Times. The Calkins organization expanded into the greater Philadelphia market in 1954 with the acquisition of the Bristol Courier in Bristol and the Doylestown Intelligencer. The Bristol Courier was later merged with the Levittown Times to form the present Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown. At the urging of builder William Levitt and to strengthen the Calkins
other work but was happy to be welcomed at the retirees club. “I loved it. Freeda was an excellent boss and everybody was amazing,’’ she said. Randolph also believes the newspaper serves an important function, saying, “I think it’s important for people to read the news that’s happening in their community. The ads are important to do your shopping. And everybody wants the local news because it’s about people they know.’’ Dave Rafferty, of Brier Hill, who retired in 2008 after 17 years as a HeraldStandard photographer, said he enjoyed his work. “I liked the variety of the job,’’ said Rafferty. “You’re not sitting inside an office all day. I liked the people and getting around.” Ed Cope, of Uniontown, spent 43 years as a photographer, working at several local papers. He retired from the Herald-Standard in 2010 as chief photographer after coming to the paper eight years earlier. “I enjoyed working in Uniontown because it was a smaller paper and working in the community you’re familiar with,’’ said Ed Cope. “The HeraldStandard had a tradition of good people working together to get the job done.’’ Both men photographed quiet moments of life as well as exciting sports events and the big stories of the day. Rafferty was one of a handful of photographers selected to go to the crash scene of United Flight 93 in nearby Shanksville on Sept. 11. They talked about the changes in technology over the years, going
from film to digital. They credited the late Charlie Rosendale, who served as chief photographer before Cope, for his leadership and noted that people from other newspapers used to come to Uniontown for seminars. Tod Trent, of Uniontown, retired in 1991 as sports editor after 40 years with the newspaper. He started in news but soon switched to sports and became sports editor for The Evening Standard in 1954 and in a few years, sports editor of both staffs. Trent’s biggest national story was covering all four home games of the 1960 World Series when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Yankees with Bill Mazeroski’s game seven, ninth-inning home run. But there was plenty in local sports with Trent noting, “Fayette County and western Pennsylvania was a hot bed in sports. The high school sports programs were fantastic. There were top division athletes.’’ He reeled off a list of athletes who made it to top college and professional sports, saying, “I never felt I had a job. I loved what I did and I worked with a lot of good people.’’ Sue Cope said employees were always treated fairly. “I think the company has always been fair with the employees as far as benefits. I never had to worry about my paycheck. I put my kids through college and paid for my house. It was a good pay for Uniontown and Fayette County.’’ Edie Hoover, of Uniontown, retired in August as credit collection coordinator after nearly 33 years with the paper.
“I liked all the excitement of the paper. I got to see the press run,’’ said Hoover. “ I liked the challenge of the work.’’ The newspaper included several employees who went on to make names for themselves in the industry. Tom Wilson, who died last year, worked in advertising and later created the Ziggy comic. Barbara Cloud, who died recently, worked in the society section, and became a fashion editor and columnist for the Pittsburgh Press and Post-Gazette. Bob Dvorchak, who served as a reporter, worked at the Associated Press and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and recently wrote a book about the Sandusky scandal at Penn State University. George Esper, who died earlier this year, worked in sports and later worked at the Associated Press where he covered the Vietnam War as bureau chief and served as a national correspondent before teaching journalism at West Virginia University. The retirees remember them and other employees they worked with over the years. They talk about the camaraderie they shared with each other. Hoover said, “I loved that we were a family.’’ Sue Cope said, “The people – that’s what I probably missed the most when I left.’’ Ed Cope said, “Everybody there were good, hard-working people and everybody worked to put out a good local product.’’ Van Sickle commented, “We were family. These people are good people — all of them. And we enjoyed working there. It was a wonderful place to work.’’
Newspapers position in the Philadelphia market, S.W. Calkins founded the Levittown Times in New Jersey in 1958. The paper was printed at the Courier Times plant and had offices on Route 130 in Burlington City, N.J. The New Jersey operation was relocated to Willingboro and renamed the Burlington County Times. It is the only Calkins newspaper started from scratch and it still exists as a separate entity. In 1961, S.W. Calkins purchased the weekly Homestead, Fla., South Dade News and the Homestead Leader/Perrine Post, another weekly. Today it
is the South Dade News Leader. S.W. Calkins died in 1973. He was succeeded by three daughters Shirley C. Ellis, Carolyn C. Smith and Sandra C. Hardy, who ran the business for many years. Today the directors of Calkins Media are Hardy and two of his grandsons, Stanley Ellis and Charles Smith. In 1986, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla., was bought by the Southern Broadcast Corporation for $40.5 million. The shareholders were Calkins, Southern Broadcast Group & Robert R. Nelson. In April 1999, Calkins acquired all the
remaining shares of Southern Broadcast Corporation, giving it 100 percent ownership. In 2002, Calkins Newspapers became Calkins Media, a name change designed to be more reflective of its status as a multimedia company. Also in 2002, Calkins bought the Greene County Messenger in Waynesburg, an independent weekly publication. The Ellwood City Ledger, Pa., was added in 2005 as was another Florida television station, WTXL-ABC 27 in Tallahassee, Fla. In 2007, Calkins Media purchased WAAY-TV in Hunstville, Ala.
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IN SUIT AGAINST CONNELLSVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Monument’s removal demanded BY JENNIFER HARR HeraldStandard.com
Stocks notched their first gain of the week Thursday after Spain announced severe budget cuts intended to convince the world that it can meet deficit-reduction targets. It was the best day for the U.S. market since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. See details on A4.
A Wisconsin-based nonprofit that supports the separation of church and state and two Jane Does sued the Connellsville Area School District over a Ten Commandments monument outside the district’s junior high school. The suit, filed Thursday on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a junior high school student and her mother, wants a federal judge to order the monument, which is now covered, removed from school grounds. Attorney
Marcus B. Schneider also wants a judge to block the district from having the monument moved to the Connellsville Church of God, which borders the district’s senior high school and one of its athletic fields. The suit contends that the monument would be lighted and prominently displayed “for viewing by district students should the district move it there.” Schneider noted that the district rents and uses an athletic field from the church. “Upon information and belief, these proposed arrangements are intended by the district to
continue to bring district students in contact with the Ten Commandments monument,” Schneider wrote. “Doe 4 will attend Connellsville Area Senior High School upon completion of her studies at the junior high. If the monument is moved to the athletic fields, it is assured that she will continue to view the monument.” The student plaintiff in the suit is identified as Doe 4, and her mother is identified as Doe 5. Does 1-3 are named in suit filed earlier this month against the New Kensington-Arnold School District, also over a Ten
Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and displayed outside of a school in the district. Doe 5 is also identified as a resident and taxpayer in Connellsville, and a member of FFRF. Doe 5 is an atheist and her daughter is nonreligious, according to the suit. As in the New Kensington-Arnold filing, the suit stated that the individual plaintiffs were identified as Does “to protect themselves from injury.” The Connellsville Area district had the 6-foot-tall monument in Please see Suit, Page A2
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Uniontown Grants revealed Seven local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $45,000 from the Chevron Community Fund on Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was held at the downtown Uniontown office of the Community Foundation of Fayette County. See details on B1.
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Drilling Impact fee hearing A Fayette County commissioner and the Office of Planning, Zoning, and Community Development representatives took comments on Thursday as to how the county should earmark its portion of the Marcellus shale impact fee. About a dozen people attended the final meeting to offer their input about the designation of anticipated revenue stream. See details on B1.
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Rich Davis, an actor with the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale, stands outside the Fayette County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon dressed as a newspaper hawker handing out special anniversary editions of the HeraldStandard.com newspaper. The special edition marked the 75th anniversary of S.W. Calkins’ purchase of the Daily Standard News in 1937.
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Obituaries . . . B3 Opinion . . . . . B2 WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided — powers that have sought, over several rounds of Puzzles . . . . . C6 Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round talks, to persuade Iran to halt its production of mateSports . . . . C1-4 of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear rial that could be used in nuclear weapons. All such
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program, a senior U.S. official said. But they want a significantly improved offer from the Islamic republic. Neither the U.S. nor any of its international partners was ready to abandon diplomacy in favor of military or other actions, as Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has advocated. The new hope for negotiated end to Iran’s decadelong nuclear standoff came after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the foreign ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia
efforts have failed so far. The latest stab at a diplomatic compromise collapsed this summer after Iran proposed to stop producing higher-enriched uranium in exchange for a suspension in international sanctions, which Clinton has termed a “nonstarter.” The U.S. official said Iran would have to bring a much better offer to the table this time, but stressed that nations were seeing some signs for optimism and that diplomacy remained “far and away the preferred way to deal with this issue.”
PERRYOPOLIS — The Frazier High School auditorium was packed Thursday for an informational session about the Small Games of Chance Law known as Act 2 that goes into full effect in February. Outside were fire trucks, many with “For Sale” signs on them, indicating that volunteer firefighters fear they won’t be able to keep the trucks running under the regulations. Sgt. James Jones of the Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Law Enforcement division said most of the regukations are not new. “Most of the problems the organizations are having with Act 2 are with the provisions of the kaw that have been in place since 1988,” Jones said. One of those provisions is that only members of the organization holding the small games of chance license may sell raffle tickets. that means tickets can’t be sold at convenience stores if the employees doing the selling don’t belong to the organization, and under no circumstances may tickets be sold at bars or other places holding a liquor license other than the club selling the ticket. Many common activities such as 50-50 drawings and Chinese auctions as they are usually conducted are Please see Charity, Page A2
Obituaries Almes, Agnes, Uniontown Bilconish, Charles, Thompson II Gardner, Emma Jane, Smock
Landman, Wilbur, Jr., Hibbs Murphy, Anna Grace, Smithfield Richter, Melanie, Connellsville
Wilkins, Edith, White House See details on B3.
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