The Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1938 · Page 13
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o WEATHER Light nin or mow m4 * 17 warmtr today «M eotitf to* night, Saturday, falf and cumin, tied cold, it efflcial for this wo lion of tht itate, OP THE FAHOLT-t TED0t VOLUME 34,—NO, 122. COVERING THE WORLD PROM THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA iVffiLVR PAQBa INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, FRIDAY,JANUARY 14, 1938 TELEPHONE 600 -101 And so anotfftt „ end approacnw and mana merchants art pfCtMbm,* » largely for yauf convcftMRft f Read the advertisement* totto, v '" - '.J TWELVE PAGES Hour Law A s Curb On Idleness Bashore Declares Same Level As 1936 HARRISBURG, Jan. if—(**)— Ralph M. Bashore, Secretary of Labor and Industry, pictured* Pennsylvania's new maximum hour laws today as a brake oa unemployment. •'' He said employment began the month of December at practically the same level ai the sam.fl time in 1936 "in spite of the national business recession." . "Since September 1, when the women's 44-hour week law became effective and a lull became evident in business and industrial activity, payrolls in the state's industries showed only a slight decline, thru November. ."Employment in November was only 1.6 per cent lower than the average monthly employment in the first 11 months of 1937, and only 4.2 per cent lower than the highest level attained since the depression," Bashore said. The 44-hour week law for all industry was effective December 1, but fell into a constitutional fight. More than 600 firms fighting to have the act outlawed are exempt until the question is decided by the Supreme Court. However, Bashore pointed out, "a number of employers have scaled down their scheduled hours preliminary to the enforcement of the (Continued on Page Two) FIRST TERMER HGHTSfllFKY o Westmoreland CongresB- man Hits at Senator's Dictation WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. — (JP) — Representative Robert G. Allen (D), of Greensburg, Pa., broke openly today with the Pennsylvania elad- ership of Senator Guffey, asserting Guffey was "a past master of boss control." "The Guffey system produces nothing more than the old Vare- Grundy machine in Pennsylvania but with a Democralic label on it." said Allen in an interview "and by his attitude Guffey places a penalty on any representative who votes according to his conscience or who exercises his best judgment in legislative matters." Allen, a first-termer and one of the youngest members of the House, said Guffey telephone him after h«> voted against the administration farm bill and asked why he had "left the Democratic party," Guffey told him never to come to his office again or to ask a favor of any kind, said Allen. The congressman also said R. H. Bailey, Jr., the senator's lecretary, asked him to vote against discharge of the committee holding the Ludlow war referendum resolution. Allen laid when he told Bailey he would not do it Bailey abruptly ended the conversation. Bailey said today the senator anc* he had no comment. Allen's assertions followed statements on the House floor by Representatives Gray and Staek, also Pennsylvania Democrats, that their legislative activities were not controlled by Guffey. The statements grew out of a magazine article statement that Guffey controlled a "solid block" of 27 Pennsylvania Democrats in the Houw. Clearance Sale Great reductions on all fall winter stock. Gearhart Style Shop. FIGHTING FOR FULL CONTROL, CENTRAL CHIN A See-Saw Battle Waged On Ancient Grand Canal SHANGHAI, Jan. 14.—(/P)—A half million Chinese and Japanese troops fought along the ancient Grand Canal tonight in a see-saw battle to determine the fate of Central China. Spurred by the presence of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and a shake-up in parts of the army's command, Chinese troops counterattacked acioss the frozen canal in an attempt to recapture town of Tsining, which changed hands a half dozen times in costly engagements. Chiang ordered his chief of staff, General Ho Ying-Chin, to Suchow, the junction of China's main east- west railroad, the Lunghai, and the Tientsin-Pukowline, where General Li Tsung-Jen, Kwangsi province war-lord, directed defenses. Until the outbreak of Chinese- Japanese warfare, Chiang had been a bitter enemy of General Li. who, in 1929 was deprived of all posts for launching a defection of Kwangsi generals. While Shantung General Han Fu- Chu was reported by Chinese to be under arrest, his troops—driven from Tsinging—were 10 miles distant, holding the Kinsiang highway from which Japanese would be able to outflank Suchow or march against Kweiteh, ancient capital of .the Chinese Empire. (At Hongkong the purpose of Chiang's tour of the front was described by authoritative sources as an attempt to stiffen the morale of retreating troops and induce his generals, who had been acting independently, to work together. (At Amsterdam, a group of high- ranking Chinese diplomats and government officials worked out details (Continued on Page Two) INDIANA YOUTHS IN GUILTY PLEAS Three local youths, who pleaded guilty late yesterday before Justice of the Peace Walter H. Jackson to charges of breaking, entering and larceny, were free on $500 bail each today as they awaited court action. The youths who pleaded guilty are Norman Kuty, aged 18; Alton Gorman, aged 17, and Nick Albanese, aged 16, all of Indiana. Information against them was made by Police Chief William J. Kelley who charged they broke into a filling station in Indiana and nine offices in the Indiana Theater Building Sunday night, stealing a valuable microscope and other articles. Most of the stolen articles were recovered, the chief said. BEER DRINKING INCREASE HARRISBURG, Jan. 14. — W») Beer-drinking increased in Pennsylvania in 1037. Taxes on beer and other malt beverages brought $7,522,009 to the Department of Revenue during the year, an increase of $234,578 over 1936. The tax is $1.24 on each barrel. GRACE ENDS FOR STATE HUNTERS • - -0—~— HARRISBURG. Jan. 14. — (/P) Hunters who have not reported their 1937 game kill by tomorrow will be liable for a $2 fine and the costs of prosecution. The game commission says only about one fourth of the 600,000 have sent in their lists. Parent, Still Maintain They Got Wrong Infant SHAMOK1N, Jan. £. Sanders, whose wife as- «ertid the baby she brought home fro« • hospital should have been a boy iasiead of a girl, declared today "there's something funny" about the case. u ¥m going to demand positive proof that this is our child," he aaid. Saadtrs, a WPA worker, added thai both he and his wife were de- tar«lae4 to "flgat it out" and would call oo State Motor Police for alra- Sanders said referred to tbe baby af a boy Wfaeo afae fcqefc the ehjtf boat at *• cod of said—a girl. But Dr. George M. Simmonds, chief of the hosptial staff, explained there could have beeo "absolutely oo mistake," adding: "This woman's child was fingerprinted, footpriated and an identification chain was placed around its neck" immediately after its birth December 30. Mrs. Sanders, unconvinced, pointed to a birth certificate issued by the state. It read: "Name: GUis Junior Sandei'i Sex: Male*" "J can love this little baby if there'* oothiaj else for oae to 40," lira. Sanders said, "but i'U alway* thtafc thai coy hey it is lome one else's •*•«§." TWO From This Wreckage Nay Gome Niw Air Laws AS. While Congress started action on new aviation legislation and investigations O f recent major air crashes—one in Montana and the other in the South Seas—rescuer* brought the bodies of 19 victims from the charred, twisted wreckage of a Northwest Airlines plane, pictured above, which crashed Into a mountainside near Boceman, Mont. En route to this snowbound scene of northwest dogs horses, wooded mountainside and rescuers, were members of a special Investigating board, appointed by Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper. The plane crashed in flames as the pilot sought to land in • small clearing during a storm. PUBLISHERS IN CONVENTION o Seek to Make Average Citizen Realize Value of a Free Press HARRISBURG, Jan. 14.—(£>)_ The problem of how to make the average citizen realize the value of a free press, and means of checking automobile deaths, absorbed the attention of delegates to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association convention today. Opening what Manager William N. Hardy predicted would be one of the* largest sessions the association ever had, the delegates expressed' their viewpoints on new problems at a forum. Among questions up for discussion were presentation of news about labor activities, how editorial page influence may be increased and whether the press has regained its prestige in the field of government affairs. General session speakers were John E. Person of the Williamsport Sun and Gazette-Bulletin and Ray Sprigle of the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette. Advertising men held a "clinic" to talk over their own problems. Their session, like the labor conference and the weekly-paper forum, was closed. Means of pruning costs, and the experience of publishers who have been forced by mounting expenses to lift their subscription and street- sales prices are among the matters to be talked over tomorrow, the closing day of the convention. The Pennsylvania Women's Press Association, the Pennsylvania members of the Associated Press, and Pennsylvania members of the Audit Bureau of Circulation will meet tomorrow in conjunction with the P.N.P.A. sessions. LOCKARD SEEKS 12TH REPRIEVE HOLUDAYSBURG, Jan. 14.-WP) —Defense Counsel Frank J, Reiser said he believed Roy Lockard, scheduled to die the week of January 24, would be granted a 12th reprieve so the State Pardon Board could consider an appeal for clemency at its February 10 meeting. He made the statement after Dis trict Attorney Chester B. Wray said he had received no official notification from the Pardon Board on the petition for clemency. The board meets next week in Harrisburg. Lockard, former Altoona WPA worker, is scheduled to die in the electric chair for the railroad spike slayiqg of three-year-old Matthew "Sonny" Karmendi. Notice—There will be no dances at Cunninghams until further notice. 182x Treinor Appointment Called Indiana Coup ILLINOIS poJ. '* iticiaiu were shocked when the President named Indiana Supreme Court Justke Walter E. Treanor to the U. S. Court o! Appeals ia Chicago, term* ing U an tedi* ana coup* tie c«ed» Anglican Church Upholds Evolution; Undecided on Demons Controversy Swirls Over Report On Religious Doctrine — Bible Need Not Be Taken As Judge of Historical or Scientific Probe LONDON, fan. 14.—(^—Controversy swirled today over an Anglican Church commission's 292-page report on religious doctrine, which sets forth that one may reconcile the biblical .account of the, world's creation _with evolutionary jfeeories, and that the Bible need nolPbe talc- en as the judge of iiistorical or scientific, investigation -in afer field. Twenty prominent *l!ader£ of the Chilean of England tobk 15-years-to complete the report dealing with fundamental questions of the virgin birth, angels, demons, evolution and the resurrection. Speedy reaction came first from the Church Association, through its secretary, the Rev. E. C. Bowring, who said today: "The commisison has incubated a report which is merely an addled ostrich egg, for they disclaim the idea of defining what doctrine is permissible in the Church of England. According to the archbishop's commission, you can think what you like and still be Christian." The Church Association was founded by evangelical churchmen who favor simplified forms of worship and oppose ritual of the high church section. Papal claims—The church still is bound to resist papal claims, but "some of us" envisage a reunion of Christiandom under leadership such as "a papacy which renounced some of its present claims." Other members of the commission hoped for a reunion "by a more federal type of constitution which would have no need" for such leadership. Miracles—The commission was divided on whether they occur, but agreed that God "could do", them if he "would." Some held he would not wish to perform them. Angels and demons—"It is legitimate to suspend judgment" or treat them "symbolically." - JResurrection—Jesus' rising from th'e dead "however explained" is «:' be understood to have been an event, as real and concrete as the crucifix* ion itself and an "act by God wholly unique in human history." Baptism—A vital ordinance of the New Testament. The future—"We shall have means of recognizing each other in future life." The Bible—"Its authority must not be taken as prejudging conclusions of historical, critical or scientific investigation in any field." Virgin Birth—Historical evidence is "inconclusive," but this was one of the many things the member! split on, with the Archbishop of York, who headed the commission, reporting that he accepted as historical fact the Lord's birth from u virgin mother and his physical resurrection from the tomb. Evolution—The Christian doctrine of creation "leaves abundant room for a variety of theories as to the evolution of the world," and the universe "depends upon the creative will of God." DAYTON MEN ESCAPE INJURY _0 • James I. McHenry and Charlen Fry, both of Dayton, miraculously escaped injury Wednesday noon when their car skidded and went ° n a small bridge on the bad dirt road between Dayton and Smicksburg. The two men were driving an old Ster roadster along this dangerous road, narrow, muddy, and bordering Little Mahoning Creek most of tht way, when they hit a small bridg* over a shallow run. The car skidded off the bridge, overturned and landed on its top in the run which was shallow enough that their heads could be kept free of the water. The men were trapped in the car but L. B. Coieman, of Dayton, cam? along within a few minutes and freed the men, who were not even scratched. The car was damaged to the ex. tent of $50. BISHOP HUGHES DEFENDS YOUTH Addressing a general assembly of Indiana State Teachers College students and instructors at 10 o'clock this morning in the college gymnasium, Bishop Edwin Hughes, of the Methodist Church, Washington, D. C., father of the Rev. Holt Hughes, D. D., pastor of the local Methodist Episcopal Church, defended the younger generation from attacks by its elders. He stated that his own generation had been no batter than the present, that the iniquities of the present generation were greatly exaggerated. The chief fault of the young people today, he said, was oversophistication. A humorous and effective speaker, Bishop Hughes was well received by both students and faculty Bishop Hughes will bring his closing sermon in Indiana's Week of Prayer this evening. The service will be in Presbyterian Church. Rural Electrification Power Now on in White, Rayne Twos. Rural electrification, accompanied last week for half a hundred rural resident! of White and Rayne Townships, will reach the final stage of energization for a hundred more subscribers in Creekside and Waafc. ington Township in the near future. Sterling J. Orange, manager of the local project of the Rural EiectriA* cation Administration, said today wholesale power, being purchased from the Pennsylvania Electric, Company, is being successfully die* tributed over the new project UQM to residents of White and S»yn» Townships along Highway ftout«| 80, 110 and 118. He said the tyttfm now energized covers a distajiee |j| tl mile*. •', WUfcin the aext tew weeto, wit e&cuji to aerve 100 in Creekside and Washington Township will be energized, the manager said, as he explained the rapid progress being made by the contractor toward completion of the system. Helen K. McKinley, home lighting specialist of the General Electric Company, in the January issue of fiural Electrification News, tells of good lighting systems on farms bringing benefits to the entire family. Writes Specialist McKinley: "Today many people in rural communities are being initiated into the blessings of electricity. Not only dga« it lessen the hard work of life, but also U has other and far-reaching fln*w«." psycfaologaesJ eifcet of it is (CoBli&ue4 o» page Two) Strikes, Fallin^ Franc force Ou Chautemps Ai m surs us CAUSED BOY'S DEATH Heart Disease First Given As Cause at Huntingdon HUNTINGDON, Jan, 14.— (JP)— Administration of "an excessive amount of gas" caused the death in Huntingdon Industrial School of Daniel Lamaurr, 17-year-old Philadelphia Negro inmate, a coroner's jury decided. Lamaurr died December 27 after, Superintendent John Pennington said, he had become unruly and was confined* to a solitary cell. Later tear gas was used to quiet the youth, Pennington added. A physician at the school previously had declared Lamaurr died of heart disease. The coroner's jury returned Its verdict yesterday. It heard first testimony January 5 after Coroner M. B. West had ordered an investigation. The inquest was then recasseJ until yesterday because 16 witnesses heard originally gave "conflict ing testimony," West said. Among the final witnesses were Pennington and Assistant Superintendent F. M. Washabaugh, who testified he ordered the tear gas used. Reports of an autopsy asserted Lamaurr's heart was normal and not diseased and that there was a great deal of congestion in both lungs and in the abdominal cavity. Pennington himself took the stand today after attendants dad admitted three separate "shots" of tear gas were turnedcm youg Lamaurr. knew little of the circumstances of the boy's death. He maintained the purpose of keeping tear gas is "not, for the punishment of the boys." "It is for the purpose of keeping order," he declared. "The tear gas could be administered for subduing a boy who could not otherwise be subdued" Under questioning by District Attorney Samuel Stewart, who assisted Coroner W. B. West, Pennington said he was "not an expert on gases." (Continued on Page Two) MORE LEADERS VIEWS SOUGHT WASHINGTON, ,Jan. 14.— (JP)— Six leaders in industry, finance and labor were called to the White House for a conference with President Roosevelt today on cooperative means of attacking the business slump. They were Owen D. Young, chairman of the General Electric Company; Thomas W. Lamont, partner of J. P. Morgan; John L. Lewis, head of the Committee for Industrial Organization; Charles W. Taussig, Rexford G. Tugwell, and A. A. Berle. FIVE BUSES, 7 CARS BURNED 0 DERRY, Jan. 14.—(/P)—Fire swept through a downtown frame and tile garage building yesterday threatening nearby stores and forcing three families from their homes in 'his Westmoreland County village. Firemen from Derry, Latrobe and Blairsville prevented the blaze from spreading. The garage was destroyed, to gether with five school buses and seven private cars, stored there when the fire broke out. Sale Stevjng's Furniture Store, Jan. 15, sponsored by Young People of Sr. Dept. of M. E. Church. Clothing and small household furnishings. Remember the date, Saturday, Jan. 15. I22x 'Champion Grandma* Has 198 Descendants winner the title, "Champion Grandma of America," Mrs. Terence McCabe, 89, of Cresco, la., has 11 children, 108 grandchildren and 79 g r e a t-grand- chJidren. She was a U.S.WatchesFall To Keep Level Of Exchange WASHINGTON, Jan. U.—(JP)— French efforts to halt the decline of the franc received the close attention today of American fiscal officials interested in keeping the whole system of international exchange on a stable levle. Ever since the abandonment by most nations of fixed gold ratios which kept the various currencies in tune with each other, world powers have resorted to the pledged word and huge secret funds to maintain parities. France, England and the United States are banded in their tripartite declaration" for currency stabilization, joined by Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. As long, however, as the franc skids, France's status in this agreement becomes questionable and the whole system is at least temporarily out of joint. The United States no whas a secret fund of $2,000,000,000—derived from the devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold—with which i( tries to keep the dollar on an even basis with the British pound and other currencies. It buys and sells for gold only, however, and will not hold a foreign currency more than a few hours. POLICE FINGER PRINTS URGED Out Occasipnf 1 tax Officer PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14.— (JP)— Legislation to weed out the occasional law enforcement officer with a criminal record through compulsory fingerprinting will be recommended by the Ruth Legislative Commission, a spokesman for the commission said today. The recommendation probably will include the fingerprinting of all holders of gun permits and all liquor and beer licenses, he said. "The fingerprinting of law officers will probably go through with- ouj; opposition," he said. "The other proposals will probably be branded as un-American and we'll get a lot of opposition. But if it carries, it will give law enforcement agencies an even break with criminals." The commission has been at work since last March investigating the administration of criminal justice in the Pennsylvania courts. Chet A. Keyes has been directing the investigation as chief counsel for the commission. "The law officer with a criminal record is rare," the spokesman said, "but it only takes one in a big organization to destroy the respect and morale of all the officers." He cited cases of sheriff's deputies Continued on Page Two BUSINESS INDEX RECORDS BOOST 0 PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14. — (/P) — Business in the Pittsburgh district improved on a broad front in the first week of 1938, the weekly summary of the bureau of business research of the University of Pittsburgh said today. Substantially "greater - than • seasonal" increases in industrial operations and in originating freight shipments were responsible for the rise in the business level, the review said. Announcement Arrival of new spring line of Nelly Don's. Gearhart Style Shop. 122-mx New Cabinet Mif Be of Middle- of-Road Sort PARIS, Jan. 14.—{/P)—The Bank of France ordered all exchanfft transactions suspended today "unj» til further notice" as President Afc < bert Lebrun began early mornln^l conferences, seeking a new govern-'' ment to replace the shattered Peo> pie's Front cabinet of Camififcv Chautemps. l *» Chautempts, who resigned early* today, received the president's in- 'J vitation to form a new cabinet, bitfc declined it. However, the ministers remained ia office pending^ formation of a new cabinet * Growing labor unrest and fan ot the franc brought about Chautemps* resignation, after Socialist member^' quit his cabinet. '^ Georges Bonnet, resigning finance minister, remained to direct the na»^ lion's finances in the interim of i naming a new cabinet, and the Bank of France instructions to e*-- s change dealers prohibited dealings,': in all foreign currencies for an m- .definite period. , Even tourists were prohibited from changing money. ' Lebrun sought a government thi could solve France's problems of' 1 fluctuating currency, a prospectrj budget deficit fixed by some at'J (Continued on Page Two) ' DEATH OF MRS, EDITH L 0 Fomer, Indiana Pasles Away -Atf3 Pittsburgh MRS. feDITH (LOCKHABth«MMt$|"j 54, widow of Wallace B. £ and a former resident of Indtena, ! died at 5:07 p. m. Thursday inV Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a/ lingering illness. A daughter of the late Theodore and Jennie (Lewis) Lockhart, She.,'j was born July 14, 1883, in South, 3 Mahoning township.' She had 1 in Indiana for many years unt September last when she took up her residence in New Wilmington,, where her son and only surviving relative, John Sloan Agey, is a sty. 'i dent in Westminster College. Hep % step-mother, Mrs. Annie Lockhart, -; lives in Indiana. Mrs. Agey was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church* < the Young Women's Bible Class and. the Women's Missionary Society. Friends will be received after ,3 'I p. m. tomorrow in Streams Funeraj ^ Home here. Services will be coa» ducted in the Funeral Home ai t p. m. Monday, in charge of htr'5 pastor, the Rev. Stillman A. Foster, D. D.. and interment will be |R>J Greenwood Cemetery, MRS. CARUEUA CARDEIXA, 5&v« died Wednesday night in her St. (Continued on Page Two) v BIRTHDAY BALL MEETING TONIGHT;, All persons interested in the nual President's birthday ball la diana are invited to attend a ing at 7 o'clock this evening In Clinic room in the Courthouse. Details will be arranged an4 date for the 1938 event will ably be set. 5*; CHIROPODIST LOCATES HERE Or. F. P. Gorman of Pitts}**.. graduate of the Illinois Collect , Chiropody and Foot SurgMy, ' opened an office ia the MOM* < tel. He will have appointmeatt Tuesday and Wednuday of week. Coroner Studies More Letfort In Double Slaying SCOTTDALE, Jan. U.—(#) I Westmoreland County Coroner Dr. H. A. McMurray today continued deciphering letters found -in the purse of 17-year-old Nellie Uee«e. choir singer slain by her father ! who then killed himself. Several letters written in numerical code by 47-year-old Nelson Meese. sexton of a Redstone town- snip cemetery, to his daughter disclosed he had only recently discovered their relations**!* But Mrs. Pearl HoUi*. 3&-;-t*f «!4 WPA emhu project worker, eaalbet aj the girl who wa* bom out of lock, said Meese had as his daughter for year*. Mrs. Hollis found the Meese and their living room of her Wednesday. Nellie shot of th* head ami her forehead. The coroner deaths as murder t*4 IdcCuiray aai4 a January IS by Ifteec* fe tar aid: "feat you take 0*4 , but I reau> Uke jwu a*l ways tnMiUFe, m

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