The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1930 · Page 12
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, January 15, 1930
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Y PAGE TWKLVFI. t"HB DAILY COURIER, CONNEI/LSV1J jJLJiJ, f A\ V'KDNKiyDA N i; A RY 15, i n;, Prohibition--How If/ Is View* Tenth Birthday Anniversary Fart III. By DR. JAMES M. DORAN Prohibition Coromlfleloner Written for United JPreee (Copyright, 1930, by United Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 15--January 17, 1920, marked the d e f i n i t e entry of the federal Government in the problem of combating alcoholism on a nationwide and International basis. Prior to that time the States h a d in many instances enacted codes dealing with lictuor control or eupp'resFion, but the Federal activities robitod solely to taxation of alcoholic liquors, and certain activities! relating to transportation based' upon the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. Tlio Food Control Act and the Wai- Time Prohibition Act, netng war measures based on certain conservation projects, indirectly trought about partial National Prohibition as It related to f u r t h e r whisky manufacture and limited beer manufacture* and ealf, ( but Conetltutione.1 prohibition placed the .Federal Government directly in natlon-wldo police and regulatory activities concurrently with tho aevral States in dealing with the broad problem of m i n i m i z i n g «nd with the ultimate goal o£ euppreselng alcoholism, Buslc 1'acts Evident Ten years, only about one third of a Rene-ration, is too short a time in which correctly to opprnise all of the incidental effects and side- problems arising Incident to the principal development, but certain basic facts seom to me to be evident. The Federal Government hae built; miichlnery to deal with vlolationH ot tho liquor and afnuRgling laws, extern a l l y and Internally, that has progressed d u r i n g the ten years from totally inadequate and untrained foreee to an augmented Coast G u a r d , Gnstorne and Prohibition organization that 3s well trained and, while still inadequate In eome reepects; knows the extent o f j tbo problem to be dealt with. We tiro, not groping in the dark, but hava j pretty definitely nuu-ked out the mete* ' and bounds of the- objective matters i that como within tho scope- of Federal i action. On the criminal enforcement/ side we have forced the largest opera- ', tow. domeetic and International, to j rlio w a l l and are steadily pushing on i t;«» » lib-divided groups. \ As these- major groups of illicit ] operators hive liocit broken up by t h o i 'Federal G o v e r n m e n t tho activities of ; ic scattered' elements have become 1 · i ' r o and more a matter of local eig-' !.iti;:anco. The Federal Court system ( i i., carried an " x c e p t t o n a l l y heavy I ' l i f i U n thoMe year~ ami the \\ teclom o f ! - ; i ! ) t'urihor enlarf.lug it U a d e b a t a b l e : Miestinn and involve* questions of j policy d e a l i n g w i t h f u n d a m e n t a l con-1 i CM 1 ' 1 -! of our f o r m - o f g o v e r n m e n t . NVt int-e tlu^^ p i o b k ' T i M w i t h a. l'j?elinK M i n t t h e y \ \ i l i he t-olved by puiu--t;iki!i« ' i n q u i r i e s i-ooi aii'ilysis, and honW I ProEi-p* 1 - rmjiit's S u l i . l a n t i a i prosrri-is hiiri uuquoe- 1 lonobl.v bi'en made. While bootlog- -,'in^ i o n i i n u " f . ii i- a m a t t e r of common o b s e r v a t i o n t h a t public drunk- pnne-ii K » v p r j Kiniill item in our X a t i o n u l life, ite, jompared with years prior to X o l i i j i i a l Prohibition. Tho m it-called "Rood old day*," if they I'Vpr existed, ui'i" nc-ver gouif? to ref u r n and it is t n t i i o to discutit? or COH- t r - m p l a t o tho open and eaay sale of l l c i u o r as it exist ed in the time of the horse and bu^gy and the twelve hour dey In connection w i t h our present highway traffic and elsht hour day and five day week industry. We are in the midst of ono of the greatest peacetime social and industrial changes over coining to a people. Recognition of these changes, duo regard for the underlying scientific lacte relative to alcohol as it effects human activities beneficially as well as adversely, patriotic regard for maintenance of tho integrity of our Government and, above all, cool heads and a good spirit, aro required for the fufure. If oiu- people- could bring more of tho- spirit of brotherhood and tolerance into the present discussions we Would inoro nearly appr.oaeh tho goal of all good government aa ox- presaod In the preamble of our Constitution, namely, the promotion, of tho general welfare. The "United 1'rmn nuked two iv«ll known Npokcnincu of tl'c "i* nail dry jrronpH in Hit- HMIH ot lloprc- K C n l l l l l V C M ( I I (U.SI'IIM.I 1)P C0/»t Of prnliililtiori «t«l n-|ieli r in lliolr oiilnlonH it IVIIN worth tlic price. li'ttUiMYinK are their- replies! By OHANT M. HU DSON .Member of ConprreSB from Michigan ( W r i t t e n for U n i t e d Press) National Prohibition on its anniversary ilnde a larger aceptatico by tho citizens of tho United States as a national fixed policy than at any time since ite adptlon. This is evident in spite of tho widely advertised use of bootlg liquor In the social life of certain elements of our-commercial ant! financial strata. Perhaps at this period of tho life of the Amendment, it is not amies to notice that the omphaele now is on the question of observance rather than enforcement. The lattrr ie proceeding with Increased euci e-sfi while tho former is recognized is the part of u loyal citizen even thotifh he may not. believe in jth-e policy of prohibition. Those once content with one room deriand a flat; the flat owner domandw a homo; "before a rei-ter, today an owner; $2,500,000,000 v. enl into residences last year. Congress made a Christmas present to American tax payers ot 1160,000,000. Prohibition tiaved them 12,000,000,000. Child life In the l i f e of Prohibition Is now crowding cur cecondary schools, our high schools and colleger --el-even per cent increase In the first, sixty-six per cent tncr( aso !n the eee- wui, and ticventy-seve)- per ce-nt increase in the latit. No one can measure the increased happiness that has come I n t o tho American home due to the abolition of the legalized liquor traffic. Every industry, every business house, every bank lias Innumerable evidencea of its blceiiiRS and j suci CK«. Not livor but beef steak is tho meal of tho fact o r y worker; not d r i ^ d apples but srapfrult. Hte family hae tho radio, the pliuio, t h e automobile. Consider thte i t o n i o prosre«,s. Nine labor txinkrf w i t h m i l l i o n s of dollar« in c a p i t u l , the New York P r i n t i n g C r a f t w i t h one b a n k a one whose capital is V-1,UUU,000. For the Hi-lit time since the adoption of prohibition the nat on can congratulate itself on a etaiT from the- President to the udminlsti.ttor "of its Bureaus which believes la a policy oi' observance of law nd insists on a. strict enforcement .vithin the law and through the law. Bw Jj\ II. Mpwi'bcr of Cungrcss from Now Y o r k f W r i t l o n f o r Tinitetl Press) Ten year« of prohitalt'ion has been sufficient to takcv it, from the experimental stage and to decide now whether It. luis lioon si SUCCCBH, or a falluro. Thoi'o .should bo'no difingrnr!- mont on the facts. Tlio actual conditions created by prohibition, I ho amount of aicoh'pllc beverages daily consumed in the United States, the cost of attempting enforcement and t h e number of people poisoned or killed loft In Us wnke are matters of record, Any fair-minded person must accept tho cold facts as they are. I am confident prohibition is a failure. I do not believo it win bo on- forced for the simple reason that, the people of tho United Statce seemingly desire to consume alcohol-containing beverages. The very figures ot parsons convicted for violating the prohibition lawe offered by the supporters of prohibition is the proof positive that 1he majority ot the- peopfo of this country consume a ;;roat quantity of liquor. If thero wore no drinkers there would bo no bootleggers. If the drys point, with prldo to tho thousands and thousands of persona convicted annually in the various States, it elmply moans that there aro millions of person*? who aro buying and drinking the liquor pold by these persons convicted. Acceplinc the definition, description and evila of alcohol ae slated by tho dryfl it would seem that It would bo far bettor t o place tho traffic of alco- hold ujulor proper regulation and supervision of the government instead of leaving It In the- haadfl of t h o bootleggers. Knforcernont has cost tho government of tno United States sines its enactment, well over ? 100,000,000, and yet no enforcement. The loes to tho government in taxes, if the same tax were paid a« before prohibition on tho actual amount ot alcoholic beverages consumed in the United State:, elnce prohibition, would bo well over .$3,000,000,000. , I will concede that these, figure were not relevant if prohibition hnd actually stopped tho traffic in liquor and prevented coneutnption of liquor. That is not the cw?e. Therefore It is quUo projier to take the approximate amount of liQuor consumed in fixing the actual total coat ot prohHbtion. Another interesting test to determine- the success of prohibition ie to take the jconeratlon which at tho time of tho enactment of prohibition wa« between 'he agee of 12 and 2-1 years. These youngsters are now 22 and 3n ycwra of :\Re. If prohibition had oven approach-id a n y t h i n g like mtccess this rlites of our people would not today know the Uwsto o£ liquor or h a v e tiny desire toi- it. Y«l will anyone d u r c to state that the majority of the y o u n g people "between the ages of 20 and 32 years h n v o not tasted or consumed liquor In this country? Now Comes (ft Great Semi-Annual « 9 9 Friday and Saturday, ^January 17, " THE ONLY SALE OF ITS KIND" t Benjamin Franklin said, "A penny saved is a penny earned." If you want to earn dollars in real .Tioney by spending wisely--get quality merchandise and the utmost in value, come tc the Greatest Remnant Rummage Sale in our history, Friday and Saturday. It is not now, but an old established Sale at which time a thorough house-cleaning is made throughout the store. Former costs and selling prices are entirely forgotten in marking goods low enough to accomplish our purpose in two days. Here is your greatest opportunity to supply winter and eacly spring needs at such worth while savings. Thrifty Shoppers for miles around will Not Let Anything prevent them fro TI attending this Outstanding January Event, Friday and Saturday. Read Our Full Page Ad in Tomorrow's Paper! The Paramount for Bargains f If so, read the advertising columns of Tho Daily Courier. Fashions I'lu-ls M a t c h e a I . i r s c B r i l l i a n t Kin IT ariJ '.-Uppers Ruffcdale Dickerson Run DiaiCBHSON RUN, Jan. 15-- At the regular meeting of Loyal iiodgc No. 317, American Federation of Hallroud Workers, in tho lodge room at Dawson Friday oven ing, the local and gen- oral advisory boards were elected. ThobO elected on the local advisory board were James Beatty, L,loyd Shallenberger and A. Ililltebran; general board, H. G. Harrl« and 0. W. Bailey. Saturday afternoon tho boys arid girls swimming classes of the Diek- erson Ktin Y. M. C. A. traveled by auto to tho Scottdaie Y swimming pool arid had a wonderful time, Physical Director Kenneth Slater was In charge. Michael Sullivan, supervisor of supplies for the I 1 . L. B. Railroad with headquarters ,it McKeets Rocks wae a buslnctie caller here Monday. Hubert Wilding, general traveling chairman of the lihopmea's organization, with headquarters lit Glassport. was here Monday on buslnctis. .Mr. utul M i s . (i. K. Miller have ret u r n e d home a f t e r HpciuUni; a f(-\v duj-ti us the guests of i'vndt at { Urowtnivtlio. ! luiynuHid T o r n b i t i i r e t u r n e d to )iis '' homo .a .Nnv Ketisingion a f t e r uin-nd- ! M I J ilio weok-oiul hero vi«itii!g Mr. ;ml .\(s-. Krnent \Vingrov«». James A. C'haney. former u e c - r u t u r y tit tho Diekoitson Hun V. M. t; A. biu now serving the Dig Four Y at Ur- ' baii.i, 11'., its K p e n d i a g this week here on a b .is I net is trip utul r e n e w l n j r old By FRANCE-! PAOET Copy riff lit, t!ao, b; Style Sources Is'EW YOKK, Jan. 15--More recent rr-portts from smart places--Paris included, stress the- fact that tho neckline le creeping up for dresses of all types not excluding those for evening, Thero ie, however, innclmnge of heart concerning tho dopilv---or breadth of the back docollotiigf- -- i t in as extreme ae ever, Generally speaking «heer frocks were out w i t h square necklines and heavier silks with tho flattering attenuated, j u d g i n g from reports ot what 1'arls wore fur her usual guy noveillon on Christmas Eve. It also is amusing to note that tho purity of all white gowns is offset by stunnlug brilliantly colored jewels, and (sometimes matching Hll]pers. One way of, producing- this offer t is to match, bright huod slippers w i t h one vory large square stoned riiif,, no one being at a)' concerned us 10 whether theae etonee are really precious or precious only in producing a stunning ensemble. Need "one- say that w h i t o gloves wore worn? Ono of tho most Interesting trimming detatlH reported from abroad is tho uae of buttonr, rather large and usually three--plumed at the back of the- bodice. Thin is an Idea credited to Cheruil, who li;s had success with a black lace truck shown so trimmed in her mid-fleason collection, Srnithton Mrs. t'l«ssiJisd Bring results. Try taem. SMITUTON, Jan. 15-- Mr. ond James Rn forty of Belle Vernon were gucstts at the honr- of Mr. and Mrs. I'pter Boatl. Siuui iv. Marino Pittavino \vua a Bello Vernou c«ller Sundaj evening. Mrs. John Stoi--y was a I'itlaburg visitor Sunday. Uarthlenuirs Serri of Canton, Ohio,, was a recent RU"st at the home o f ' rehuives at thic; i luce. Miw. Oeorge (.' opcr of Porryopohs wttn a guent at t' c homo of her ptir- enttj, Mr. and Mii- liaymoiid J'okoriK'y Sunday. Mrs. rharlo. kinluuick nf JJc-Ilu V e r n o u was a g lest at tho bonus of relatives lit t h i s ilacc «ti Sunday. Mrrt Anierlciiei /.andorello witt; a KUett at live Hoi to of relatives at Pitt.iburg S u n d a v Patronize t h o f - * who advertise. RUFF3DALH, Jan. 15.--An item printed in November announcing tho birth in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Krnest Myers waa correct. There aro two families in l.hie vicinity of tho .same name. Mrs. J. E. Smith and eon of Greeus- burg spent Saturday afternoon here visiting her mother, Mrfl. M. R. Husband. Miso Maude Ryan returned homo after spending several weeks in "Uniontown. Mr. and Mrfi. Harold Shipley and daughter, Dorothy Mae, ani tho former's sister, Mien Ruth Shipley, worn callers at Bradford recently. Milton Storey was a business caller in Mount Pleneant Saturday. Jerry Stoner who has been variously 111 was removed to the Memorial Hospital at. M o u n t Ploneanl. Lloyd Deitzler of Pltisburg spent Wednesday with his mother, Mrs, Lily Deltzh-r. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mull and daughter, K.tthryn Rae, spont Sunday at the homo of Mrs. Knthryn Mull at 'Wooddale. \ Mrs. William ilixeon and childron, Mre. B. S. Flixou and Mrs. Jjily Deitz- le-r visited Mi'rf. Anuubollo Shc^Iar ol! Jeeiinette. Funeral service was hold Monday afternoon at. the M o u n t I/ebanon M. E. Church for John L. Poole. Fune-ijal service was held Monday aEternoon at the M o u n t Jjebanon M. E. Church for Thomari Newton Springer, 74 *-jars old, who died tit his home near Pittsburg. Mr. Springer was iormerly a resident of Rufl'tjdulo having lived here 35 years. Mrs,. A. R. Shaffer and aon o( Scottdale visited her parents Mr, and Mrs, F. C. Dell, Mrs. (jharles Heiman and family of Welty visited Mr. and Mrts. Jacob Bair. Mm, Sara Weight man Is vlislting her mothtii-, Mrs. Mary Shutt of near Qroensbuvg. Sophie Tucker, conn-elioutinR red hot mamma of v a u d e v i l l e , make- her local debut in "Hon'Ky Tonb," W ruer Hrotherh 1 latest t a l k i n g , singing Vita- phono p r o d u c t i o n on Hie scieea ; t tho Paramount, "Itonky Tonk" is tho glarn »rous idyll of » mother who educate hc;r daughter by stngmpr In ;i night club, o n l y to IJK scorned by hor la her garish profession. The vivacious entertainer reca 1« an amusing Incident t h a t occuri ed a number of years ago when sh. · wan making a tour of Europe. Travoling^Jn Holland from Potter- dam toward Tho Hague, f.ho b -came acquainted on the train with the mem- bora of an English concert co' ipauy Who were proceeding to the royal palace to furnish tho mimic for a formal c o u r t f u n c t i o n . Sophie's o for to help was accepted with pleasure when she volunteered the informatio i that although she sung boforo all ihi "best people" of tho United States, s le had never sung before a queen. Arrived ;.t tho palace tlio m inbcrs of the company entertained tiv royal guests with classical selection , both vocal and instrumental and tho i cama Sophie's turn! Hiding her nervousness, she . r ent to the piano, executed a few preli ninai-y nourishes, and suddenly releai ed her p o w e r f u l voice in a spirited r e n d i t i o n oE a jazzy American coon son ;! Miss Tucker brings many of. her famous songs to Iho audible at i'een in "Houky Tonk." Others In the caef. are Ijila l_roe, Goorge _Duryea, Mahion Hamilton, Audrey Ferris and John T. Murray. Leslie S. Barrows wrote the story. Tho adaptation is by Graham Baker. 1/loyd Bacon directed, A Vitaphone act, all-talking comedy BRJ! jiew.s roel aro also being shown. Tho f e a t u r e picture for Thursday, Friday and S a t u r d a y Is "The Forward Pass," with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., lu the stellar role. The OrpHeiim Cecil B. De Milic is always mifi-c- tucular and always surprising--and both Bp-ectaclo and surprise as "Uyna- mit" plays out Its performance at the Orpheura Theatre, where it opened Monday for a three days' on-gitg-ement, This story by J-caulo MacPheraon gallops nvcrrlly foom the haunts ot lux'tu-y to ths depths of a coal mine; from the bn»rs of th-o "death" cell at State's Prison to a ·colorful badles 1 Field Day at a country club The principal protagonists are Charles Bickford, a coal miner, and Conrad Nagel, Kay Jolwison and Julia Fayo, from what is termed "high soi-cty," It wo-til-d not be f a i r to tell the whole of what is a very exciting nn-d unusual -plot. Suffice it l/o say that the mart-riagie of a society girl -to a -murderer on the eve of .the 'hour of 'his execution in not the least of 'its tlvrllls! Tho acting honors are eciualfy divided amongst tho four leacK-j. As for the direction, Ce-cii B. DeMllle is himaolf on-ce mo-ro. A f t e r a long period w i t h religious plays ho is bark to the exotic materia-1 in which ho scored su-ch a conspicuous inirly suo cess. Thero is even -a plaKK'lub in Ihis picture. |f3r tho bopeflt of I hose wJio may not have been observing (iluis .seven years ago, or for those who may luiAe forgotten, it may Im mentioni'd t h a t a Cecil n. De Mille bathroom m i g h t b-c m u d e rather h a n d i l y from a (h-iind Central sta-tion, or a' ( i r r t i n t I'tilaco of Verstiilles mprc^ly by a d d i n g a l,u.b. The prog ram ,n,l so inclucks a movie- t o n e act. all -talking com-ody! f-ouml news reel, Thursday, Frid; y and Sat- UTday "Fast t'onjpany," starring 1 KVP- lyn Brant anil Jack (Jak\v w i l l bt- shown. PARIS, .Ian. J.'l.--Aupuste Hat can OU, n member of tho Academy u Science*!, died horo today. Rateau \\a: i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y k n o w n as a, n i l n i i u e n g i n e e r and inventor, and W; ] B i pioneer in UIP, development, of ;;». tion. Ho held the honorary degree u. doctor of laws from th£ U n i v e r s i f y ui Wificonaiii. .\pvr Flijslcal Director. l l a r n l d tioixloii of Scoffdalo Tin; l.'orn '.uiinod physical director of h i ' i t t s b n i ' 5 Lalio lOric Kailro.'i Youir^ .McMi's C h r i s t i a n Assoclatu'i at J)ii'kci-3on H u n . (tordon, 1nn-i K n o w n as "Uuddy." was i-pcommondn by A. W. Fisher of Scot.tdaln, formpr ly c'imp.sod in a similar capacity .1 n Kim, tWWMVVVVtolWfWlW^ i| THE SCREEN SIZZLES WITH JAZZ!!! WARNfel BROS. present J'lorrc I'uo Acrolwlic, PARIS, Jan. 15.--Pierre Dubois took lib father's advtao too literally and iw a roi ult is in trouble with (he police. P a u l a father told him to learn a profession and in addition a trade to fall back upon when dark days fell upon lilts jirofuiitiion. Paul became a professional acrobat. Hie; parents did not k n o w ho hnd learned a trade u n t i l ho was arrested by tho police us an acro- iKill.: second-story rnau chnrgod \ v l i h c l i m b i n g up wallfi and (..iking H ISO.dOO franca from Pa rid Patronize those who acivertise. FilEIJM TH TODAY In his lirst. TJIIking Ptaluro. tho .screen's g-real, dlrecior has produced n drama Mint ieiiws brcathlesiil With Chiis. Ulc-kfonl :»nriid t)ohnMii Jiiliu Fuji) ALITALBCING Young or old, hot or cold -- Sophie Tucker bums 'em up! Shiver and shake, quiver and quake when she delivers her iris meadiesl Hotfoot over to "Honky Tonk"! Vitaplionc J ci--Itonice Jleiitt tV: His Calil'orniitns A a .AH Talkie Comedy: ''Jii-Jack and the Game" M u l i n c c !· a n d SSc; Nights ISc iin! fJ5o diiy, Friday am! S a t u r d a y Douglas Fairbanks in "The Forward Pass'

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