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PAGE FOUR. DAI1-Y COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. , WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1039. iathj (tartar James J. DriscolJ _ R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmcl . James M. Driscoll , J. Wylie DriscoU _ President and General Manager -- Secretary and Treasurer ... Editor ._ Associate Editor --Advertising and Business Manager MEMBER OF . _. - Audit Bureau of Circulations · · _· Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association Bureau of Advertising, A, N. P. A. Served by United Press and International News.Service SUBSCRIPTION RATES Two cents per copy; 50 cents per month; S5 per year, or S2.5CT for six mor.tbs by mail it paid in advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the Postofflcc, Connellsville, Pa. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. HE WENT TO STONE JOHN WESLEY WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 1033 THE XJWEST CABINET 3IE3IBEK When corporations, great and small, want men to man their numerous activities a9 executives they choose those who by reason of knowledge and experience aro qualified lor the positions. That rule does not hold good in our greatest corporation, the Federal Government. Daniel C. Roper was not made Secretary of Commerce because of his knowledge of the responsibilities associated therewith. 'His successor, Harry L. Hopkins, does not lay claim to knowing any more about the duties of the office than did Roper. Former Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan studied law and practiced it, but not long. The greater part of his active life has been given to politics. · High spots were mayor of Detroit and governor of the Wolverines, with a tenure as governor general of the Philippines sandwiched · between. "I face a'difficult job," was his comment on learning he had been named Attorney General to succeed Homer Cummings. Probably it will be, because he will know less about it. However, Murphy has always been recognized as a fighter. The name would indicate that. While he will be under flro in the Senate it will be to a lesser degree than Hopkins. Confirmation of both is anticipated. Personally, ·both are popular, but: Politics! Politics and personal friendship and loyalty to the President cover any deficiencies. AMERICAN AEKIAli DEFENSE FACTS Much, ado has been made about the efficiency of German \var planes. The speed of Italian craft has been liberally noised abroad. Less has been said about Uncle Sam's aerial fighting equipment. What is said to be the world's most publicized pursuit plane is the German Jlesser-Schmidt. It has been clocked at 370 miles an hour over a short course, which does not mean a whole lot. Recently a standard United States Army Curtiss pursuit ship flew 900 .miles at the rate of 360 miles an hour, carrying a full military load. Reports say an experimental model has done well above 400 miles. Give Uncle Sam credit for the following: Among the powers of the world, the United. States Army and Navy lead in the numbers ot aircraft by types available for combat in emergency. The United States is the only country with ultra-fast two-engine attack planes for strafing ground troops. The'United States is the only country with four-engine flying boats especially designed for military purposes. The United States leads in the development of dive ' bombers for defense against warships. There are other developments which both the Army and the Navy keep secret that will be of great import- r.nce should war come. A dispute is raging, however, as to the relative value of the gasoline and the Diesel engine. Critics of the military and naval establishments assert our aerial forces will be at a disadvantage because they stick to gasoline. Their claim is the Diesel, using less and cheaper fuel, Is superior. Certainly if this be'true our warfare experts should not be long In arriving at the facts. A TAI/E OP TWO TVORI/DS Nation's"Business calls attention of its readers to the following:. , · A visltor'from Central Europe cited a few personal observations: / A small merchant in .Vienna had an automobile which was commandeered by the Germans for official use. But each month he received a bill for gasoline, oil, repairs and all other costs of, operating the car. A truck driver in Prague wanted to move to another .city but couldn't. First, he must go to the authorities and get a permit. This had been refused. Even with this permit, he would have to obtain permission from officials in the other city before he 1 could seek a job. This regulation pre- ivails in Germany, too. These things are'defended in Europe as "social, discipline" necessary to meet hard conditions. But in the past this country has met and conquered harder problems without succumbing to a dictatorship. Writing,In 1865, just after the close of our Civil War, a French statesman, Charles de Montalembert, said of the United States: "The nation which has learned how to.pass through such terrible trials without giving itself a master has evidently received from heaven a moral constitution, a political temperament, quite different from that of the turbulent and servile races which know not how to secure themselves against their own blundcrings but by precipitating themselves from revolution into"servitude." If this sentence could be written in letters a mile high there would be hope that all might read and understand. . FINGERPRINT VALUE GROWING Fingerprinting is associated in the average mind with the detection and prosecution of criminals. Chiefly t h a t ' has been the purpose, but not the only one. More than a million fingerprint records--voluntarily submitted--arc on file in the Federal Bureau of Investigation "civil identification" section in Washington. Matlbags bring cards at the ' rate of a thousand a day. J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the bureau, who built up a master file of criminal fingerprints at G-JIau headquarters at the Capital, invites attention to their value in civil identification. Every year thousands of persons lose their memory and identity because of injury, shock or amnesia, while others go to Potters Field graves because authorities have no means of identifying them. The fingerprint supplies this deficiency. It is probable the time will come when fingerprinting will become compulsory--not for criminal Identification but for the equally important infallible means of civil identification. It is possible, also, the knowledge that the authorities have this means of dot ret ion would be a crime deterrent. One o£ the most remarkable preachers of early Methodism was converted ;it a meeting which he had attended for the .··ole purpose of breaking up. He went with a crowd of rowdies to stone John Wesley and run him out of town, but Die spirit of God laid hold on him and to the end of his life he counted it his greatest glory to serve in the ministry of that Gospel at which lie had scoffed. The sword of the bpirit is a very relentless weapon, and we steel our hearts against it to our own peril. That man is indeed ii fool who knows God is speaking to him, beciiuse his conscience tells him so every day, and yet who persists in his sin. The dreadful calamity awaiting liim is that some day his conscience may cease to speak; and if it does, then he will in trutli be left in outer darkness. When God leaves a man to himself, He .leaves him indeed. There is no more conflict with conscience, but neither is there any more hope. Happy the man who has sense enough while there is yet time to turn from his evil ways. Of the ruffians that went to stone John Wesley that night, there was one who had not closed his heart to God, even though he appeared to have done so. The King of glory went into that heart and made it secure and happy In His service. All rights reserved--BabbCn Newspaper Syndicate. What's What At a Glance By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, D..C., Jan. 4.-With congress up -to ita cars in consideration of the biggest military program in the country's peace-time history, several of Capitol Hill's best authorities on the subject arc urging the formation of a join 4 committee of senators nnd rcpresentatt"cs to determine just what arc Uncle Sam's army, naval and aviation needs--and to deal with the whole thing as a single issue. It isn't a bad idea. At present there are four congressional committees wrestling w.'th questions relating to our potential fighting strength: Chairmen Morris Sheppard's and Andrew J. May's army groups, respectively of the upper nnd lower legislative chambers; Chairmen David I. Walsh's and Carl Vinson's navy aggregations, likewise respectively senatorial and rcprc- scntatorlal. These committees do not cooperate worth a cent. That is to say, perhaps there is a certain community of interests between the two army set-ups on one side, and Ihc two navy crowds on the other side, but there is not a bit of it between the army and the navy men. They arc at least mutually indifferent and maybe a trifle jealous of one another. As for aviation, it is an orphan True, the army wants plenty of flyers and so docs the navy, but there's no thought of coordination between them. Most of the rest of the world'i major powers have independent aviation ministries. Our aviation branch is all split up--not only between he army and navy, but the Commerce department horns in on it also. The Commerce folks' concern, indeed, is with civil rather than military airmanship, but the two are mixed together, just as our war fleet is largely dependent upon an up-todate merchant marine. Our National Defense. Now, naturally our national defense's efficiency depends greatly upon inter-departmental and interserv- icc union. It is not altogether a matter of efficiency, cither. It likewise is a matter of economy. We arc talking today in terms of billions for def -n- slve purposes. It pays us to save here and there, if we can, a few hundreds of millions by planning co hesivcly. Incidentally there is considerabli congressional opposition to the ad ministration's preparedness scheme Even paciflstic legislators aro favor able to adequately defensive appro priations, but there is a deal of ob jection to anything like running w.'( militarily. And that is what th White House is suspected of. would be to the President's own ad vantage to start an impartial-sound ing legislative invrstigation to orov his case--as far as possible. I am convinced that the averag American docs not deem armament building a nice way of making work He prefers even boondoggling to sn; war preparations beyound absolut necessity. Too Many Departments? From the standpoint of pure cffl ciency, a consolidation of depart mcnts might bo a bright notion. The United States started off wit a War Department--including th navy. Well, why not? If we hav a war, the navy's a part of it. The were split in two a considerabl number of years later. It was a mis take, I thin!:. The War Department was the mai thing originally--I mean the arm department. As of to dale the Navy Departmen tail wags the War Department do --of war. Overseas fighting is all we have t reckon with--except, possibly, over air fighting. While we arc reorganizing an thus (supposedly) improving th government, what's the matter wit reunionizing army and navy into national "Defense Department"? An scooping in aviation? We say we're trying to simplif government More than the usual interest will e manifest by Fayctte county's clec- orate in the doings of its four mcm- crs ot the lower house of the State cgislature in view of the fact it is redominantly Republican and the ounty quartet is Democratic. In the General Assembly are Matthew J. Vclsh, Burton E. Tarr, John L. Rider nd John Burns, the last named from ic First district and the other three rom the Second, which includes the -onnellsville urea. Welsh is the nly one to be reelected. Harry J. Irownflold ot the First district reigned to become superintendent of ounty schools, J. Harold Arnold ave up the post to stay with the state conservation committee, while Safety Sonnets ARTISTS MAY OAZE ON THE LANO3CAP6 AND THRILL, BUT FOR RUBBER-HECKEO DRIVERS ITJ COURTIN A SPILL.' Safety Council Sidelights larry Matthews he voters. was "retired" by As Others Think TOO MANY VICIOUS PERVERTS AT LAKGE (Washington Observer.) The abduction and brutal murder of pretty J 9-year-old Margaret Martin, ot Kingston, is another in a long list of fiendish crimes that have shocked the Nation. Not only was the girl shiin, but according to the coroner of the county in which her nude and mulUlated body was found half submerged in a remote stream, she had been subjected to "the molestation of a degenerate." Crimes of this sort--and they arc far too fremient--are horrible to contemplate and must be checked regardless of the cost. In this latest case it is gratifying to learn that police officials have promising clues, icluding a description ot the man who lured the giii from home with a false promise ot employment, upon which to work. The public demands that the fiendish slayer be brought to justice. To punish the responsible persons in such revolting sex crimes, however, is not enough. The American people want such tragedies prevented and rightfully demand that every step that may serve that end be taken by the authorities responsible for the protection of human lite. As The Observer and many other newspapers and Individuals have advocated, one of the steps that should be effective in some degree is for police to keep under survcilancc all of the persons who are known or strongly suspected to be inclined toward degeneracy, and to commit them in institutions if they can be proved to be menaces to society. New laws may have to be enacted, or other preliminary steps taken, but cither by this plan, or some other the public commands that the prob- WASH1NGTON, Jan. 4.--Don't ask how, but President Roosevelt had a better line than has yet been published on the fighting plane strength of the major nations when he sat down to write his message to Congress. Data in good quarters showed the lineup at the time of the Munich peace arrangement was approximatc- y this: (Remember these figures re- er only to airplanes ready to fight nd not to observation, cornmcrcial t d other types.) France--About 600, of which 300 vcre nearly ineffective and obsolete; ust about enough to patrol the \laginot line efficiently, leaving none o defend Paris. Great Britain--1,500. Italy--3,000 to 4,000, or about twice is many as Britain and France together. Germany--10,000. She really had hem, and more important, she had n that number about 1,500 long ·angc bombers, big ships capable of lying to South America from any African colony which might be re- urned to her (but not to the U. S. unless on a suicide venture.) U. S.--Between 1,700 and 1,800. This explains Munich and more recent developments as well as anything. The Fayctte assemblymen have ecn as a rule supporters o! the Jemocratic Administration, with the Republicans in power at Harrisburg he activities of the Fnycttc quartet vill be observed closely to sec their caclion to legislation proposed by .he new administration after an ab- revlatcd Democratic rule. lem of preventing crimes be .solved. such heinous While State Senator Anthony Cav- alcantc also is a Democrat, he has ecn independent in his voting and many times was n thorn in (lie Administration's side, especially during he "whitewash" legislation. He said ic would continue "independent," holding the Republicans, by virtue of their victory List November, were entitled to an opportunity to adapt heir platform to the needs of the people. It is interning to note, how- cvr, that Tony took the lead in the effort to put the Democrats in con- rol of reorganization of the Senate-by defying the Supreme Court in decisions affecting members whose eligibility was under fire. THE CAPITAL WHIRL By International News Service. HARRISBURG, Jan. 4.--Plans for the inauguration January 17 of Governor-elect Arthur 11. James have reached the completion stage, accord- ng to Ciiairman Fred Morgan of the committee in charge . . . The in- auguation festivities are expected to surpass those ot Governor Earlc. THE CAMERA MAN'S DULL SEASON The fccaions arc ended. Wire Photo d cards All pictures of tackles and halfbacks and guards. No longer we see as we sit by the lire The noic ol Sea Biscuit stretched under the wire. Now It's portraits of lecturers soon to ap- penr And speakers at banquets--lor winter is hercl Wire Photo -will furnish at regular price The list fights that hockey produces on lee. Cut now. until April wo'Il all have to wait Tor baseball's old favorite: "Out at tin plate!" The time for thoac mouth-open picture draws near Of "guests at the dinner"--for winter i here! The young bathinc bcauty v adorning Ul« sand Will be carried in stock to be always on hand. But the feminine colfcr. full swlnp, on the tec And the "heiress plnys tennis" dl^cai must bo. We have come to that placid, sedate time of year With its "heads a committee"--for wlntc Is herel Of interest to State lawyers is the approaching meeting of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association which Is scheduled to convene at Hcrshey January 5. Chief subject on the agenda will be the new rules of practice in all Federal courts . . . Professor Edson R. Sunderland ot the University of Michigan will be the opening speaker . . . The following day Professor E. M. Morgan of Harvard Law School will address the gathering . . . Robert T. McCracken, association president, will open the convention . . . Speakers at the association dinner will be former Senator Daniel O. Hastings of Wilmington, Delaware, and John Lord O'Brien, New York. Samuel Ecklcs, Pittsburgh consulting engineer, is reported to hold an inside track for the post of Secretary of Highways in the James Cabinet . . . Eckles acted as chief engineer ot the State Highways Department under the Fisher, Pinchot and Earlc administration, serving from May 1, 1927 to March 1, 1935. ot of information. % Our defense people apparently will e satisfied to bring their lighting lane strength up to about 6,000, 'hich would mean approximately ,200 new ships. They also will robably ask for 4,000 more training, oscrvation, cargo and reserve planes, make the total 10,000. Th!s is irm alone.) Thus our number of fighting ships ·ould be about two-thirds ot what Hitler had at Munich, about half vhat he has now. Previous estimates you have seen i this spot about how much all this .-ill cost seem to be about right. The most the Army could spend efflclent- y in the next two or three years vould be an additional one billion dollars in addition to the regular udget. Thus it appears that bc- wecn $250,000,000 and $350,000,000 dditional will be sought and author- zed for the coming fiscal year. Since Munich, Germany has been turning out 1,000 planes a month, a staggering total. What Hitler seems ;o want mostly are those long range combers. He has one plant working on a three-shift day-and-night basis producing nothing but these ships. Recently he completed a new factory which was supposed to · be devoted to small fighting ships, bu which has now turned out to be another long range bomber factory. In the past six months, Germany has completed two other plants buried in forests. So far these two factories have been working only on a one- shift basis, turning out small ships. If Hitler can train th2 mechanic: and skilled workmen necessary t rvn these three new plants on a thrci shift basis, he could turn out an un bclieveablc number of planes. High now he has about 400,000 person working in his aviation plants, com pared to 38,000 in the U. S. He supposed to be training 600,000 younj men as workers and mechanics. Aviation men say (they know - i sounds incredible) that Hitler' planned facilities could turn out 72, 000 planes a year, and this is hi goal. If these figures are true (and n advocate of American Army an Navy upbuilding here considers them to be rash estimates) it would seem Hcrr Hitler's ambitions did not em at Munich. / In fact most officials are- interpret ing the bombing plane expansion program and the speed with whic smaller fighting ships aro being bull as indications that Geramny is dc finitely aiming at world domination This, ot course, is a matter ot opinion Another unannounced angle which s inspiring the new Roosevelt policy that Hitler recently sold some- vhere around 70 planes to Chile in our own back yard. When he sells planes, he sends Nazi airmen along is instructors and mechanics, and these officers have as a sideline the propagation of Nazi doctrines. They also get an intimate knowledge of landing fields wherever they go. When the U. S. recently sold some planes to Colombia the news was published generally. But what did not get out was that the Colombian government was induced to recall a Colombian military mission from a boat headed for Germany where that government had intended to buy. It is clear the U. S. is now going to jump into a plane selling campaign in Latin America as a measure ot self defense. Army officers arise in arms at any suggestion that they are not in sympathy with White House rearmament policy. V'hen a weekly news magazine recently carried a story suggesting Chief of Staff Malin Craig did not know about the new defense program until several weeks ago, Craig called a special press conference to make a denial. His heat convinced his hearers. How Congress may receive the program is hinted in the following corridor conversation at the Capitol: First senator--"I am for national defense and against Hitler and all that, but now that the White House has unleashed the poison tongued Ickes on Hitler, I wonder how far wo are going to go. J wonder-where th; President is going to lead us." Second senator--"That's easy--to a third term." Schools in Czechoslovakia have been using radio for some time. In 1924, 30 per cent of them had been equipped with receiving sets, each with a lound speaker for various classrooms. Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcIIUFF Nineteen thirty-nine, eh? Well, don't get upset, folks--I'm not gonna try to keep at this for another whole year; which should be a big relief to many. And speaking of'a New Year, wouldn't it be awful if a lot of :"O!KS had to go all the distance through one in the same state of befuddlcmcnl with which they greet its advent? Far as I'm concerned, 1939 won't settle down to normalcy till after my v.vo new pipes are thoroughly broken in. Another thing to remember, too, is that it's highly possible for one to inject too much enthusiasm into New Year Must be a heap of Yulctide spirit in those housewives who are absolutely miserable up until January 1--when they can dig in and tear down their Christmas trees. And for the information of apy or all inquirers, that additional highway system recently added to a certain all-thc-year-round South Side toy village and railroad layout was not made possible by any New Deal Federal money grant funds. And by the way, from what I've seen after covering much' of the local miniature railroad water-front, here's my All- Amcrican selections: For perfection of operation, Dr. J. Harold bull's; for elaborate scenic embellishment, F. \f. Byrne's; for variety and novelties, Carl W. Geencn's; for neatness and exactness, Carl Sncetz's; for downright stupcndousne.=s, George H. Ilcagan's; for mmiaturc-neis and uniqueness, well, to be perfectly frank, but--Let's go to press. COMPANY of Connellsville STATEMENT OF CONDITION DECEMBERS!, 1938. RESOURCES Cash and Due from Banks $ 372,284.07 United States Government Bonds 705,266.14 Other Bonds and Investments 792,434.38 Loans and Discounts 301,293.84 Other Resources -961.96 I ncome Earned but Not Due ., 16,930.32 Furniture and Fixtures .·:..... 5,770.38 $2,194,941'.09 LIABILITIES Capital $ 125,000.00 Surplus 95,000.00 Undivided Profits 38/422.05 Reserves ' 5,020.39 Other Liabilities : 2,321 32 Deposits 1,929,177.33 $2,194,941.09 Officers (J. V R K D President. PAUJ, o. Vice President and Cashier. C. F. DONNELLY, Assistant Cashier. L. IV. IVEAVEft, Assistant Trust Ofllcer. Directors M. AARON H. J. ARMvTT JOHN D A V I S C. FRlil) R I H M A N PAUL 0. .UALOMC . FKDERAT, DEPOSIT I N S U R A N C E C O R P O R A T I O N . i ·v V

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