Angus C Snyder
4 THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 4, 1935 . rranton Sppuhitran Established 1867. PRANK D. SCHROTH, Editor and Publisher. Published Every Morning Except Sunday at 332 - 336 North Washington Ave. The Scran ton Republ:tan was founded weekly vi Auguii. int. Became a mornmg aaujr in September. 1867. The Scranton Tribune 7a meried with The Re publican in 1908. and The Scranton Truth in 1913 The Berantoa Dally Neva aa merged with The Republican The Scranton Republican it served by carrier dally except Sunday for 12 cents per week. Mall subscriptions payable In advance within tirst postal son, SO miles . 00 per year, MOO (or six months, all other tones SS.50 per year. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press It exclusively entitled to the se (or republication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also to local newt published herein. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation TELEPHONES Private branch exchange connecting all departments T233. Mailing Department open (rom 1 A. M. to 8 A. M. 7329. NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Powers - Andrews. Inc., 110 E. i2nd St.. New York. John B. Woodward, Inc., New Center Bldg.. Detroit. Mich. John B. Woodward. Inc.. 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. John B Woodward. Inc.. Russ Bldg.. Saa Francisco. Cal. John B. Woodward. Inc.. Interstate Bldg.. Kan. City. Mo. John B. Woodward, roc, C. ol C. Bldg., Los Angeles. Cal. Entered at Scranton Post Office as Second - class Mail. SCRANTON. PA.. SEPTEMBER 4, 1935 School Days The return to the class rooms today of 36,000 boys and girls in Scranton centers attention once more upon the three essentials of education: the teacher, the student and the system. There are teachers and teachers Just as there are students and students; but generally speaking we have in our American schools one system of education that opens the way for the learning of all, rich and poor, high and low. The school system, of course, will change with changing times to meet new conditions and new concepts, but the philosophers tell us that teachers are born and not made. Whatever may be said of the teacher she has a grave responsibility, for in her hands is the opportunity to provide a standard of living as well as a means of living; and upon her patience, understanding, courage, learning and humanity depends the degree of her success in rounding out the education of her I charges. And, it goes without saying that the student also faces a grave responsibility for in his hands is the opportunity to provide cooperation, patience, endur ance, honesty and studiousness with which to make the educational system of which he is a part a success. We speak of the "dear old golden school days," a phrase that strikes a sense of poetry in our hearts but if we fail to do our individual parts those school days will be more brass - like than golden. good ladies back into their accustomed places with these words: But If you are being tried by women jurors, look out for handsome, self - assertive men' witnesses. Several errors of fact were written into my female Juries' findings because a good - looking young Irish lawyer insisted that his observations were right ana tnoee or an otner witnesses were wrong on certain points. Male Jurors invariably threw out an tne lrisnman s statements. But, then, who ever expected a woman Views of Others Sacrifices to Speed ' (Trenton State Oazette.) As a monument to Nature's immobile strength and a reminder to mankind of the tragic penalties of speed, nothing more fitting could be found than a sturdy tree REVOLT IN THE DESERT or a man, either, to be a perfect juror? on the edge of the Bristol Pike a miie ana a nair below Morrisville The Sheriff's Office The office of Sheriff is one of the oldest minor posts in the history of gov ernment. Derived from two Saxon words, "scyre" and "reve," respectively, meaning shire and keeper, the office was said by Lord Camden to have been created by Alfred the Great when he di vided England into counties. Lord Coke, however, was of the opin ion that it antedated Alfred's time and Within the space of several weeks, two shiny new automobiles have flashed around a curve, swayed a bit, then buried their bright snouts into the weatherworn trunk of that tree. In the first crash, a young man and a young woman, socially prominent, perished. In the sec ond a Trenton man. father of twin infants, met instant death. Those two gleaming new cars were reduced to bits of twisted metal. But the tree still stands, its that it existed in the days of the ancient sha2Sy baik scarcely dented. Cen Romans. However that may be, the Sheriff todayin Pennsylvania, at least is the chief peace officer of the County and he turies were required to gain its stature; generations contributed to its firm bulk. By contrast, the cars took a few machine - age hours to assemble. Can the lesson be that man at executes all the important civil and last has overreached himself? In criminal processes and mandates of the County Courts. To fulfill those duties fearlessly, impartially and ably, he must be a man of sterling character, an official whose personal record is clean and an officer who has no illegal or im proper alliances with any individual or organization that might interfere with his routine or influence him adversely in the performance of his duties. It would be wise for the citizens of Lackawanna County to bear these truths in mind in considering a choice for Sheriff from among the candidates who have presented themselves with a view to supporting the aspirant who would most nearly fulfill those cardinal re quirements. gearing his cars with the speed of light, is he not sidestepping the laws of Nature and treading on precepts that are divine? If laws are not made to curb the flight of motorcars. Nature will invoke her own awful code, which demands death for its transgressors. A safe speed limit should be built into motors, governors installed by statute. Cars should be foolproof. Three useful lives have been dashed out against that tree. It smacks of pagan sacrifice. Th implications should not be allowed to pass unnoticed. These deaths may help to halt the mad competition in automobile lactones, where every camshaft, designed for speed, streamlines the path to the grave, Landon of Kansas Magisterial Abuses Concrete examples of the way in which the office of magistrate in Pennsylvania may be criminally abused, are revealed in charges made against the minor courts by investigators in the sensa tional Grand Jury probe in progress in Philadelphia. Twenty - seven magistrates already have been Indicted on charges of having failed to enter police cases in their dockets; but the investigators avow that their findings disclose six other kinds of serious abuses. These include illegal holding of pris - oners who properly should be held for the Grand Jury; the illegal changing of charges on the docket; the changing of sentences after the case is disposed of; the signing of copies of charges heard by other magistrates; participation in the straw - bail racket and failure to turn in marriage fees. If these charges are sustained the guilty magistrates will not only be thrown out of office, but will be punished for their crimes and misdemeanors.. The charges, above all, raise the question again as to whether or not it wouldn't be wise for Pennsylvania at the proper time to abolish the minor judi ciary altogether, because it is patent that the conditions unearthed in Phila delphia may likewise exist in every other city in the Commonwealth. A Rose to the Ladies William M. Marston, psychologist, celebrated as the originator of the lie detector, might win his way to the Hall of Fame if his selection depended on women alone. . In a recent issue of "Esquire," a magazine, by the way, which is distributed generally for the consumption of male bipeds, he unhesitatingly gives the laurel to the woman Juror over the male member of the Jury box. Listen to this observation from his pen, ladies, and smile with glee; read this gentlemen, and weep: Female Juries excel male Juries, on the average, both in completeness and accuracy unless the suspect happens to be an especially alluring male. Women are far more patient in working out detailed facts than men. Two of my three female Juries prepared exhaustive charts, comparing the testimony of all witnesses on every point in issue. No male Jury did this. Men become quickly impatient with details. They want to get through with the Job. Each man, too, has his own ideas of "how it must have been," and is more interested In defending his own acumen than In sifting out the evidence objectively. In general, women are superior In psychological analaysis of witnesses during oral testimony. However, there is always a bug in the rose, so to speak, for Mr. Moulton, after that gallant language, slyly shoves the A Matter of Matter (PhlladelDhia Innulrer.l According to Professor Einstein, matter is only space in a peculiar form, Trip nr.hpr rlnv r.Vio nrrtfaccrn tnnV o i. ...Li rt . . I J u.tu. luu" oeiiauur Aruiur tapper 5 declaration a sail on the Connecticut River. that Governor Alfred M. Landon of Kan sas "will be among the leaders" at the Republican national convention next year and Senator Borah's confession that the Kansan is "a good man," calls for the question: Who is Landon? It will be interesting to citizens of boat - and the "sPace In the pecu this Commonwealth to know that he is 48 years of age and a native of West Middlesex, Pa.; that his first wife who All went well until the keel of the boat got stuck on some "space in a peculiar form" commonly called sand. Einstein rocked the boat. He got out the oars and tried to row himself clear. But the "space in peculiar form," which was the rxmm. iwnxi i . v itn . vets i AtERRY - GO - ROUND r by Drew Pearson Robert S. Allen From the Baltimore Sun, TODAY - By Arthur Brisb ane died was Margaret Fleming of Oil City, Pa., and that he has been a successful oil producer, and business man since 1912. He removed to Kansas in his boyhood and was educated at the University of Kansas where he received a law degree in 1908. He served in the Chemical Warfare Service of the Army in the World War; when he returned home from the conflict he took an active interest in politics and in 1928 was named Republican State Chairman. , He is a Methodist, a Mason and an Elk and was elected Governor of Kansas in 1933, an office to which he has applied a conspicuous business technique, in cluding, among other things the balancing of the state budget. In a pivotal Midwestern State and possessed of strong personal qualities, Jt would not be surprising if Mr. Capper's prophecy concerning this son of Penn sylvania comes true next year. liar form" which was in the sand, Canyon to Catskills The Scorched Faces Walter Still reiusea to separate. r,5 Al Finallv a motorboat Dulled the . """g eminent scientist's boat back into deep water. catskill mountains, sept. Matter mav be space in a Decu - s - i0 De m camorrua, looking at liar farm. But what matters about the Pacific and talking to the matter is that it matters a lot orangemen one day, and next day, when one kind of matter gets in these placid Catskill Mountains tangled with another kind of mat - close to the Atlantic, proves that ter and you're involved in matter. Yes. The Issue at Last (Philadelphia Record) the man has conquered distance and the law or gravitation satisfac torily. Traveling 3,000 miles in a big airship in sixteen hours will seem slow travel in years to come, when Governor Eugene Talmadge, of it will be: "Breakfast at eight Georgia, sponsor of the labor con - anywhere in the United States centration camp and frequent and luncheon anywhere else in critic of the President, has dis - the United States that same day; covered the important issue for or breakfast in New York, lunch the next Presidential campaign, eon in Paris.1 In New York, it appears, motor vehicle officials have noticed an These small, soft, rolling green increasing number of Georgia 11 - mountains and shallow valleys cense plates. According to the are soothing, after the sharp, New York Times, one of those of - Jagged, brown, bare peaks of the ficials discovered that New York Rocky Mountains, going West, and residents who either had had the flat deserts, high mountains their local licenses revoked or 0f the "Great Divide" and stu - who wanted bargains could send pendous wonders of the Grand to Georgia for plates at $3 per set. Canyon, flying East. This official declared further TVlia .it cwnm" lit that. mat wiui me sei in piaiea wuuiu - ,, tho rwUsh Thames. Inc.l nes be ten application blanks suggest - man to hope. ..T may amount to mg wiai. ten tienoa migui. something, after all." , iZZL r'T,. . He knows better, and resumes A V Uo T ovlo ,1 l" mentally his normal microbe pro - a i uuug ui.,6u L.ou.t.o uK.,r 7 - " mrttas when he looks a mile ernor xaimaage. Ana me gover - - . :j " , . nor, they declared, suggested that down into the canyon from a it would be a fine thing to make "C15r ;,uuu 1CCU r "t I. 1 ...fwio c . i in studies two separate storms, each the next IftMu - & r" D. Elwyn Thomas, young machinist of the West Side, has laid down his tools and will follow the elusive goddess of Music in New York City and the many friends and admirers of the popular young baritone will wish him a world of success. His fine rich voice and his outstanding dramatic ability are deserving of the culture they will receive when he joins his brother, Thomas, who is already traveling the road to recognition in the metropolis. As choirmaster at Plymouth Congre gational Church for the past seven years and as a singer widely in demand at social and other public gatherings here, Elwyn Thomas has revealed a vocal talent that gives promise of a rich reward for himself and much delight for those who may be privileged to hear him. It's Cool, But X The report from Harrisburg that Labor Day in Pennsylvania was the coldest on record, with the mercury down to fifty - five, and that the day was also the wettest in the Harrisburg Bureau's forty - six - year history, draws attention to' the fact that hereabouts this has been one of the most unseasonable first weeks in September we have ever known. But, what may be a dire event for other Pennsylvania citizens, is a good turn for us, for the simple reason that it will call for a quickening of anthracite demands which - will mean more work for miners and more business for everybody in the Valley. . from trje files of the same time, sees ahead of his plane, and above it a jet black cloud, a full mile high, fllled with lightning. 64 Years Ago, Sept. 4, 1871 "A very pleasant affair took. place last evening between the All that makes you wonder why it seemed necessary to add "proud man to such overwneimmg scenery, and brings back your presiaens ana airecwrs 01 me childhoofi hymn sung at the ocranion atum ana jsayings wm - Jacksonville. New Jersey, Sunday pauy m uie new uwia ouiiumg. school Aias, and did my Saviour ine prewaeni, . o. rierce, was Weed and did my Sovereign die? the recipient of a very handsome Would He devote that sacred head porwaii, 01 xunu.c, wrougut for such a worm as I?" TnHia Inlr " I India ink Four houses owned by Peter Mahon on Soldiers' Hill, now Such worms as we are seem hardly worth bothering about. The chief laborer on Labor Day was the Angel of Death. The cool weather will warm the hearts of all good anthraciters. known as Bellevue, were des'troyed mless lnJom Wf by Are last evening and a fifth w" rinmncrpH rvmsirfprahlv i u SO Years Aro. Sent. 4. 1885 President Sam Sloan of the Abyssinia's rainy season is end' Lackawanna Railroad Comoanv. ing, and that land of troubles that accompanied by a number of the have spread over thousands of directors, passed through the city yea" win soon aeai witn new vesterdav. makinz a short stOD. troubles. There IS comfort in the Special policemen were sworn Knowieage mat irourjie coming in yesterday to enforce the law now will transform a beautiful requiring barber shops as well as section of the earth from bar - other business places to close on barism to civilization, from a land Sundav. i wanaering, savage, cruei inoes, 25 Years Aeo. Sent. 4. 1910 W homes for millions or inaus - At the meetinii of the Old Grav - trlous human beings, with infl ity Men's Association held at Nay nitely greater peace and happiness Aug Park, A. C. Snyder was elected for tfle natives than they have president and Charles P. Savage ever Known secretary - treasurer. Under a new agreement recently amperor xiaue seiassie. aiso made owners of cars having Perm - Known as tne'" Negus, Who signs sylvania licenses can now drive hls name, officially, "Power of the through New York state. Trinity" ana "conquering Liion oi 10 Yoar Aro. Spnt. 4 1925 juaan, tninxs ne aescenas in a John Harris, 12, brother of direct line from King Solomon Clerk - of the Courts Edwin A. ani the Queen of Sheba. and is Harris, was drowned yesterday at mistaken about that, rules a Lake Sheridan. strange land, as indicated by its Best wishes are extended to names, Abyssinia and Ethiopia Eugene D. Casey, son of Mr. and Abyssinia, more correctly spelled Mrs. P. J. Casey, who has Just Habessinia, comes from an Arabic succeeded John J. ShafBr as man. word habesch which means mix - ager of Hotel Casey. ture or confusion, and was applied by the Arabs because of the mixed It's not so easy on the farmer character of the people. Mussolini these days, leaving the barn be - and others following him in power fore dawn to go into the house and will make the race more homo prepare the hogs' milk and cereal, 'geneous. The other name, Ethiopia, comes from two Greek words, meaning "to burn" and "the countenance." Surprised by the blackness of the people, the Greeks named them the "scorched faces." A message from the Emperor of those scorched faces has made England's "face red." to use a favorite Americanism. Emperor Haile gave half his land for oil and mineral exploitation to an "Anglo - American" company. England said "I refuse to take it." The Emperor replied: "I never gave it to England; I gave it, on proper terms of remu neration, and prompt, efficient development to some very pleasant American gentlemen." It has been said, but denied that the leader of those pleasant Americans is connected with Standard Oil. This company has enterprises all over the earth, in Mesopotamia, where Damascus blades were made, and humanity got its start from the fertility of two great rivers; in far Thibet and Tartary, where women cook food and store yak's milk and butter in old Rockefeller kerosene tin cans; near the Caspian Sea, where Marco Polo heard that the oil was good for camels with the mange, not dreaming that men would use it to fly. pays his men well, looks after their health, establishes hospitals, reduces the death rate, keeps his contracts. Walter Teagle, head of Standard Oil of New Jersey, makes business deals, and his company will not ask the government to send any of "our boys". to shed their blood protecting Standard Oil's rights. He has a better system; I A little while ago, this writer, accepting an invitation to play a few holes of golf with Mr. Rocke feller, Senior, at his Florida place remarked to the creator of the oil industry, "You have a very able man in Mr. Teagle." Mr. Rockefeller, to whom a man of 60 seems a toddling child, re plied, Yes, Walter's coming along Walter's coming along." Walter Teagle seems to be still coming along. If there is oil in Ethiopia, and the concession should fall to his company, his engineers will find that oil, and if they find gold, silver or copper also, that will bs quite all right. Sanctuary Not far beyond the town wild flow ers grow In the delicate shooting grass, the blades Like swords pacific turning from the hand, Not watchful, hostile, flowers' champions. The wind rehearses themes at leisure here, And birds sing in the sun, yet . every hour A train roars through the cutting, shakes the air In haste, gives tongue like hound on scent of prey. Man plans his own retreat, builds sanctuary Not seen by eyes within the alien walls, Where he can scrawl his thought in private log, And exercise his secret idiom, Though road drill give no peace. and omnibus Bullies a passage through con gested ways. CLIFFORD DYMENT. In Poetry. , Laval's Plan WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. Premier Laval has advanced a new and very secret formula for the settlement of the Ethiopian controversy. Highly confidential reports on his latest inspiration have been cabled to Washington on the eve of the League of Nations session which opens today. The plan is to let the Italians attack, win two or three important victories, including the capture of Adowa (where Italians were massacred in 1896). Then let France and England step, in to bring about peace. According to the confidential cables. Laval has indicated that this plan already has been approved by Premier Mussolini. All II Duce wants is a chance to parade his triumphant legions through the streets of Rome and subsequently begin the economic conquest of Ethiopia. This conquest, according to the Laval plan, would be quite plausible after Italy had administered two or three defeats to the undisciplined, unequipped armies of Emperor Haile Selassie. Italy would build railroads, import farmers, police Ethiopia with Italian troops, gradually bring the one independent empire of Africa completely under the Fascist flag. Franco - Italian Alliance One thing about this plan is extremely significant the fact that it is put forward by France. In other words. France is hand in glove with Italy in her present plans of conquest. Another significant fact is that this plan will not be discussed publicly at the spsclal League session. There will be many high sounding phrases. many appeals for peace, many peace formulas. But the sum total of all these public ma - neuverings will be ph - h - h - h - t! The League will get nowhere. There was a day when it could. Even as recently aa 1931, when Henry L. Stimson threw more American cooperation behind the League than ever has been known before, it mieht have succeeded in blocking the Japanese conquest of Manchuria. But France and Britain were not interested in Manchuria. It was too far away. So they stabbed Stimson in the back. The League flopped. Now when Europe is vitally interested, the League cannot come back. It is too late. Public confidence has evaporated. Uncle Sam on Sidelines And this time the United States is watching from the sidelines. The reason Laval is putting forward a plan which means the eventual conquest of Ethiopia is that for the first time in years, France has deserted the British. She has gone over to the side of Italy in exchange for favors received. It has been a shrewd piece of bargaining. Here is what Italy gave to France: 1. Maintenance of an independent Austriakeeping the Nazis out of the chief buffer state which prevents Hitler from reaching into Southern Europe. 2. Italian military cooperation with France in case of attack from Germany. Here in turn, is what France gave to Italy: 1. A free hand in Ethiopia, plus about 400 square miles of French territory which controls the mouth of the Red Sea. 2. Support of the Italian lira by the Bank of France, thus preventing Italian currency from depreciating too violently. All this leaves Britain out in the nnW Thot is why she has been so anxious for at least moral support from the United States. Hull Humor? So far, the State DeDartment has tremely critical of Italy, privately, but publicly has kept aloof. In One ConvprsaMnn Secretary Cordell Hull made it quite clear to Italian Ambassador Rosso where Amprtrn sympathies were. But being a timorous soul he has been afraid to make this attitude public. So the other day. after talking with am bassador Rosso, he said : When you leave mv offir.e will be cross - questioned by the press. "And I think you had best tell them that we were talking about the new commercial , treaty. To make this idea certain, you had best go to see Mr. Gradv" (in chars nfm. mercial treaties). "And don't go to sVe Mr. Dunn" (in charge of Ethiopian - Italian studies). Ambassador Rosso obeyed. Your health by Dr. William Brady SIDE GLANCES By George Clark y pj "If Grover sees all these before I get them put away, he will stop looking for a Job." .J.uKlm'i' P"aln"B to personal tjaaltb and hygiene will be answered by Dr. Brady U a atamtied Through New England With a Snorer A dentor friend contributes this report on snoring. I said friend. But then, I haven't called him dentor to his face, as yet. I recently was forced to join the army of reseachers in this sonorous field when I took urip mrougn wew England with a friend who is famous as a snorer among snorers t . . Actually impossible for me to get any sleep, once he had shifted into high, although I am a sound sleeper. In my friend's case there is a history of removal of some growth, presumably polyps, from the nose several years ago, and the possibility of recurrence. Therefore he has consented to submit to careful naso - laryn - geal examination and proper treatment of any abnormality this may reveal. During the day he usually has his lips slightly open and appears to do a good deal of mouth breathing. Yet his general health is good and his wind and stamina are excel - fcnt - , ( D. D. S.) Sleeping prone, either without a pillow or with a small thin one, is the remedy in scrmm cases. Usually there is some nose or throat condition which requires treatment, but in many cases snoring is simply the effect of the engorgement of the llASal irmrniia mam brane during relaxation of sleep, where thi body tone of resiliency is below nar from ii - ness, neglect of exercise, overeating, excesses of,various kinds. Questions and Answers One Bit Bath Tub We have membership in a club of twenty families, with a private swimming pool. Some members soap themselves when they go in swimming, and others object to that . . . (S. R.) Answer It makes no difference so far as the sanitary or hygienic question is concerned, would it not be better to require persons to bathe before entering the pool? Chalk It Due to excessive acidity of the stomach and gas I am taking a teasooonful or mnrn f soda (saleratus). daily. Is this harmful? (B. G.) Answer It is, if taken habitually. Better take five or ten grains of prepared chalk, calcium carbonate, which serves the purpoM without upsetting metabolism.