Share our heritage | Members of the State College Kiwanis Club

Members of the State College Kiwanis Club in 1938.
Members of the State College Kiwanis Club in 1938. Photo provided

Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from William C. Nichol, of State College.

This is a photo of the members of the State College Kiwanis Club, taken in front of the Autoport in 1938.

Nichol wrote: “The word around town for many years was the Rotarians owned the town, the Kiwanians ran the town — this group of men did both.”

Edward Jones is kneeling in the front, holding the sign.

Front row, from left: Kenneth Stephens, Marion B. Meyer, Maurice W. Neidigh, Calvin Graham, Eugene Lee, Hubert Koch, Joe C. Shoemaker (president), C.A. Elder, Francis Miller and Samuel Crabtree.

Back row, from left: Dr. Dietrich, Jack Frost, Gordon Kissinger, William S. Jeffries, Julius Kaulfuss, Robert J. Miller, J. Martin Frey, E.L. Willard, Forest Struble and Harold B. Shattuck.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to or directly to Photo Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.