The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1930 · Page 8
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 9, 1930
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.PAGE BIGHT. PHE DAILY COURIER, GONNBLLS" TULE. PA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1030. Detailed Library Report By Miss Eleanor Olney The detailed report of Mlee Eleanor Olnoy, librarian oC ttio Carnegie .Free Library, submitted to tlio truete-es at it mooting Tuesday, reads as follows: "In compiling the figures that enter Ittlo ttio report o£ tho Library's opera- i!on for the- year 1929 wo are brought faco to face with the- fact that wear «ind tear of books in (He remarkable circulation of tho year 1928, made nioh Inroads on oiir book stock that it \vas reduced from 19,504 to 18,303 volume*! and ott-'iet tho accessions which woro made up of 1,163 boolte purchased, 28 gifts and GO by "binding, in the magazine section, giving us a proeont etock of 19,564 volumes to eonmieneo the new year. "In our laet year's report we- stated that wo should have at least 25,000 volume* to mcot present requirements und etoady accessions to meet oxpand- Ing needs, othov libraries with .no greater requirements than ours having from 40,000 in 50,000 volumee. The circulation of 103,264 books in 1928 proved to bo th maximum that could bo attained with tho number of books at our command during 1928, and 92,- S82 books circuUtcd in 1920 ie maximum circulation with the depleted book stock of tho library resulting irom books entirely worn out, put out of nee by mutilation in tho hands of Our patrinfc, theft, unreturned books, despite the ortoria of the libiary staff, due to a variety oE reasons, among which ie removal of patrons from the city, books destroyed in tho homee and bookt, claimed to be loet by the pa- tronb, in fiome cases paid for. "Another source of loss is books returned from homes where there has been rontaglow* diseaso and sire nec- tcriarily detroyed by us eo taey can not be again circulated. From these causes tho Libiary starts tne now year with practically the same number of volumes as one year ago. "Notwithstanding that we closel the year t!)2S with -1,831 registered book borrowers and closed this year with 5.19S registered book borrowers, it is plainly eUdent that a comparative loss in circulation is due not only to th« causes enumerated, but also to tho fact that having an inadequate fciipplv of books the read-ore 1 intorcet dimlnl-rtue and it can not be expected that leaders will take out the- s,emo book twice. "In e-ach annual report we have strewed the ne-eesslty for more books and must reiterate the plea until this crying need ie provided. If we are stocked with (sufficient books it will require no effort to stimulate the reader*!' desire for them, as it is already established and makers it very difficult for tho Library staff to induce tho reader to take a book they do not prefer. This ie greatly evidenced in fictional reading. Our stock of books for circulation is wearing down and zmmt bo replenished if not increase*! to meet the neeeeslty in all department of reading and study. Eta pec fully In our work with the bchools do we- need replenishing of books that arc hardly fit to teeue to tho fctudpii'e. No one can realize the difficulties of this situation unless brought in dully contact with it. "We do hope that money will be made available to remedy this unfortunate condition The Library ie a mutual proposition, and we desire to five its patrons worth while material at nil timee. "During 10T8 approximately 18,702 people used tho reading and reference loonifl u n d e r our guidance. During the year 1!)29 there were 19,211, an in- crease of 409, in addition to which hundreds jf people uso the reference rootu« thai do not retiuire any nasie^ tance. Tnls is a hevy tax on the physical resources of the Library "but a service very cheerfully performed by it-he Library staff, in addition to which there Is a growing demand for information on various subject by telephone. "The material for reference work Is not adequate in the adult department, but in pertain respectr better equipped than many larger libraries. Tho reference material in the children's- room ia not at all adequate which fchould be remedied at once afe new eucyclopedios and »tb,er reference "books that would bring tliedepartment UP to date are desperately needed. "During the year 1928 we mended 6,272 books in order f o continue them in circulation and during tho year 1929 7,297 for the same purpose. "Wo are earnestly continuing our efforts to supply tho public schools with required materi vl in all of Ita departments and in this cooperation the wear and tear on books is more and more apparent and the need for replenishment and accessions to this clues of material is vory urgent. "Wt must again emphasize our need of an appropriation irom some source of at least $5,000 to ho spent for books In the coming year to enable the Library to perform i)e mission. "The interior of ihe Library ie gieatly in need of lelng redecorated lo make it clean and attractive to the patrons of the institution and should be given serious consideration. "We append a derailed report covering every feature of the Library's activities, with most interesting tabu- lation relating to clrculaton of books which, after all is the life of the Library a« all eleo merely relates thereto. "I can in all sincerity heartily commend the members of the Library etaff for thair iaithful service and the manifest inteiest shown in taking care of the needs and requirements of the patrons ol" the Library. "I again express my sincere appreciation of the Interest and support of tho trustees in tho effort to upbuild the Library and make It an.ouietand- ing and worth-while instltutio i " The tabulation to which Mis Olney refeie ehowe that during 1929 the circulation of "books for homei reading wae S2.8S2 volumes, Tho Library was open 30G days, during which approximately 13,211 persons used tJo reading and reference rooms, The number of borrow-ere registered du-lng tho year wat, 721, making the fotal on December 31, 5,198. The circulation by departments and classifications wore as follows: Adult--General works, 44; philosophy, 2.U; religion, 311; sociology, 806; language, 82; natural science, 809; ueeful arte, 625; fine arts, 497; literature, 2.23G; htetory, 664; travel, 702; biography, 1,013, total nonfiction 7.850; rtction, 52,357; total for department, 60,207. Juvenile department -- G e n e r a l works, 23; philosophy, 23; religion, 148; myths and fairy tales, 2,102; natural eciisnce, 746; ueeful aits, C12; fine arts, 33; literature, SG6; history, 1,328; travel, 1,677; biography, 1,047; total non-fiction, 5,995, fiction, 23,880; total for department, 32.G74; grand total, 92,882. Periodicals circulated numboicd 801. January was the month of largest cir- culalion, 10,193; July tho smallest, 5,427. The largest dally circulation was 531 on February 4, the smallest, 102, on August 15, which wae a circus day The average daily circulation for the year v-'as 304. RUSSIAN ESTABLISHMENTS SEEK TECHNICAL EXPERTS "Came home coughing their heads off-- Yet both my bovs arc hale and hearty in two days! George anil Al went out to play football. They came home in tho rnin, both with a v« ry bad cough. Believe me-- Iivas scared, particularly for Al --ho is not very titroug. Immediately I put them to bed. Inituc finitely I gave them a doseof ;uiith Brothers' Cough Syrup. "Both boys alept tine that night. lu two days they were well again -- evt- n Al didn't have a truce of cold," Mrs. A. Stone SMITH B R O T H E R S JTrtpte Action C O U C H MOSCOW. J a n . -- Competition among various- governmental enterprises here for engineere and technical epE-eiulistc, of all types i-3 eo keen that tho services of technical students are contracted tor yeara before their graduation. Trusts, sometimes single factories, frbquently on'dow echolarshijKs In universities on condition that tho beneficiaries of their moupy promibo in advance to give their cervices to t h a t trust or factory, Tho UTalu Trust., for instance, h«%a juet announced that it Is paying tuition and a certain etipo-iid monthly as living expenses for 735 students of agronomy who upon graduation will be obliged to work on the huge farina organized by this trust, Confluence , .tan D-- J. M Robinson v. as a business vieitoi to Garrett Miss Tliolmu Scchler of Fort TT111 H"86 in town yesterday vialUng frionds, Mn. G. P. Hansel of Conne-Hsvlllo, was i visitor with bor mother, Mie. John Alexander, born yoeterday. Tho Mun'e Bible Claw of the M E Churi-h will hold It*, rogulai m o n t h l y social meeting in tho Sunday school loom of tho church thie eevulng. All nie-m'jers are urged to be present. E. J/. Beggs wae a bU6ine--o visitor to Unkmtown yesterday Miiife Susan Bowlin hae rf-turnrcl to Washington, D. C., whom sho i employ d cy the Government, after being bore attending he f u n e r n l of her futhor, tbo lato E. S. Bowlin. PARAMOUNT THEA THURSDAY-FRIDAY--SATURDAY Plione 889 Phone 890 Each Semi-Annual Sale of Friday and Saturday, January 10, 11 Formerly from $1.95 to $3.00 For months we have been working with our New York Office, selecting shirts that are tailored to fit perfectly, testing them for wear, checking them, for oorrect color and masculine style tightness. Now they are ready for our Serat- Annual Shirt Event -- planned to save You money on better shirts. Don't fail to see our window display of these shirts . . . then supply your spring needs at 'truly worth while savings. Note Quality Shirtings: Genuine Imported English Broadcloths . . . Fine Woven Madras . . . New Ditnity Cords . . . Yarm-Dyed Oxfords, Smart Novelty Shirts, and t h e famous Fruit - of - the - Loom brand. Guaranteed fat color and first quality, Smart Styles: Collars attached, single cuffs . . . Neckband shirta, double cuffs . . . Neckband shirts, collars to match. Plenty of fine white broadcloths. Sizes 14 to 17. Telephone Order Service Tonig;htl From (5 to 8 P. BL ff It is not convenient to shop here during the day you may phone your order tonight. All phone and mail orders will be given our prompt and careful attention. FOR A NEW DOLLAR TIE One Tie $1--One Tie Ic Two Soring Ties $1.01 Hundreds of high-grade Spring Ties in fancy stnpos and fig ires . . . gay and conservative colorings. Pure sil -IB, silks and woolens, oatin stripes, mogadors and silk knits, beautifully tailored and wool lined. Sale Men's Socks 4 prs. $1.00 Formerly 35c to 50c Handsome eilk, silk mixed with smooth wool, and rayon socks in interesting new patterns for spring. Intrirate color blends, smart and masculine. It will pay you to buy a half dozen pairs at this outstanding low price. The Paramount HEAK «SJ. Sk, Senor»\ ami "The End of * tlio Lonesome Trull," the beau- t i f u l tliomo song's sun? and throughout lictnrc. Dorothq Mackaill Ian Keith--Myrna Loy Directed by Reginald Barker. Based on play by William Taughn Moody. Viiaphone Act--"Six Original Brown Brothers A Talking Serial--"Ace of Scotland Yards" Admission--Matinee lOo and 25c; Night 15c and 35c Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday--Sophie Tucker in "Honky Tonic **JBMAiW\ngV\foWA*fVW^^ A lavish oxppndttura IOT «o1e and players was -marie by First' -atloiid'l to bring to the srrPMi "The Or at Divide" thr famous »i-nfie encc-OBO 1 y William Vaughn Moody, recognUed oe one of Amorloa'e fool light cla66lc8 Many bis studio sts, m d an outstanding wist, headed by tho «tar, Dorothy Mackalll, lent the r aid in at-reenlng thie diamatic romanco, which opened today at tho ""aramount for a threo-dny alti action. One of tho most pictur 'aque sots cer B-eon on. tho First N utional lot wm that of tho Mexican village, In which a gigantic fbeta \v1t i liundreda of persons was filmed. T ie village, covwed throe acres ,and b 1/3 a broad plaza, etreets, houeK 1 ^ and falcons. Another larg-- eel waf3 h-a Indian rt"iorvalion iitsd mining df-l lement A wliolo stage wne taken u ) by the mountain setting, which included a pine forest surrounding a log cabin. The company wont on lorn Ion to Xlon Canyon in Utah for ext^rlf r hhots. ]an Keith appears opi y-ito Ml^s flfarkalll. Myriici J-oy port aye a half- brood Mexican girl -one -of h» uniii»ual exotic c'haractei ixatlono t!ial have catapuited her I n t o promlj ence In her prt^t Eow pictures. Jjiicle i Llttlefleld and Claude Gilllngwator i ave character rol«3, whllo others or Importance aro Roy Stewart, Bwi ITcndrlcke, Crolghton Halo, Guorge F. wcett, J«an Ijaverty, .Tamo's Ford, F ank Tang, Jean Lorraine and Gordoi Elliot Over 500 atmoehphere- ilayeru took part in the big ecene,. Reginald Barker directed. The program also incl (dee a Vita- phone act, talking comedy and news reel. Patronize tiles* who . dv«rlis«. OUR CHILD'S need prompt alten- tion.i Udren'.Mu.. trrolc uppliedl every iout for 5 hour* nHoulcl bring relief, vll tiruggijtu. C M I L O R The Orpheunri "Tha Hollywood Revue," Motro- GoMwyn-Mayer huge musical ©xti-ava- ganza which is atlractlug large crowds at tho Orpheum Theatre will be shown for ths Jaet time tonight. "The HoHywood Rovue" differs from "The Broadway Melody," M. G. othor talking, ringing and dancing pixxiuotion, in that it Is distinctly'of the revue school of entertainment rather than of the mualcal comedy type, consisting of sones, dances, bklts, tableaux ami "blackouts," with no connecting atory. It ie said to bo patterned after the more ambitious Broadway etape roveu?e and to illustrate effectively tho possibiliUes of the audible screen for this type of production. In tho eaet of "Tho Hollywood Revuo" are- most of tho prominent players on Metro etndloe. Marion DaviC'd, Jolvn Gilbert, Norma Sh-ear-er, William Ilalnes, Joan Crawford, Lionel Rarryznore, Buster Keaton, Karl Dane, (leorgo K Arthur, Marie Dressier, Conrad Nagel, Gas Edwards, Stan I^ainel, OiivM- Hardy and Gwen Loo all Appear in the new picture, in addition to th-e 'trio featurc-d In "The Broadway Melody"--Anil Pago, Charles King and Bosaie L/ove. Their lalentfi arc supplemented by euc'h stage lumlnaricfe «us the Bros Sisteis, Natacha Nattova, Cliff Edwaids, Jack Bonny, tho Rounders and the Alber- tlna Rasch ballet. sir- TODAY Uncle Sam Is Giant Employer WASHINGTON, Jan. 9--Uncle Sam is the groa,trsf employer In the world, The new official Re-gteter oE the United Slates for 1929 shows 587,665 workers are now employed by the government through civil service. The register takes into consideration only employes in the executive branch oC the government and does not Include liund/reris of thousands of othere In the legislative, judicial or military feei vices. In the It'ederal executive service 83,904 are employed in tbe District ol 25 Stars! Chorum of 200! Big Song Hits! Laughs! Sketches! Columbia and 523,76 L in the Held. Of the total number S2,!01 are women. The Posloffice Department lio« thp greatest number of employes with. 314,705 under civil »ervlce, while the Treasury Department ranks second with 53,094 and the N'avy and War Departments rank thl d ind fourth, respectively with 50,5/6 and 47,267, In ten departments in Washington, more \\omen are employed than men, but in the field een ice men predominate. 800 Eswipe An Roof Palls. OKM.UIXJE5E, Okla,, f Jaoi n.--Wwn* by tho creaking oi 1 {imlx-ra, 300 persons attending a revival service In .1, .frame tabermuile i«cc, filed satel- from tho buiUlliig | f i b t niybt jujst be- loro tho roof, weighted cown by suo\/ ·col lapsed. Hesults ! Sure! When you HM Classine I Ads. In The Daily Courier. Tha Is small, results .we

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