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Tlll'J UAII..Y C U U K I U J H , I'A. SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1939. (ttottrar James J. Driscoll _ R. A. Doncgan Walter S. Stimmel James M. Driscoll . J. Wylic Driscoll _ President and General Manager Secretary and Treasurer .._ I _ Editor .. j 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; $5 per year, or $2.50 lor six months by mall if paid In advance; 12 cents per week by carrier. Entered as second class matter at the PostofHcc, Connellsville, Pa. SATURDAY'EVENING, JANUARY 7, 1939 HOW LONG WILL THIS RESOLUTION LAST? ^ FIRE rirEVENTIOX 1'AYS Reduction of fire loss in. Connellsville during 1938 to less than $6,000 may : be attributed to several factors, chief' ot which is prevention. Every year, In October, wo set aside ' a week which is devoted to education in prevention. Un-' doubtedly this is productive of good. It does not entirely remove the menace, however, as the record of the previous year, 1937, reveals. That year the aggregate loss was estimated at ?27,450. It is regrettable that one blaze in the North Pittsburg street business section prevented our setting a new low record for 193S. Had it not been for that the toll would ' have been less than $2,000. Another thing to be deplored is the number ot false alarms--15. It would be in the interest of the community welfare if offenders could be apprehended and punished. As to the efficiency with which the Fire Department is operated, there is ample room for commendation of Chief William E. DeBolt and his men. They constitute a community asset. Their work and the general educational campaigns pay large dividends in saving property from destruction, for insurance never covers the actual loss, nor makes up for the resulting inconvenience. KUSSIA. STARTS THEM: YOUNG President Roosevelt plans to have 20,000 college students and other young men qualify as airplane pilots, if John L. Lewis does not block the move on grounds it will further congest the ranks of the- idle. Russia, says Wade "Werner, an Associated Press writer, starts the aviation bee buzzing in childhood. As soon as boys and girls are old enough to be interested in pictures they are taught to admire their country's fliers. The idea of becoming an aviator is drilled into then! from then on. The process has been going on for a long time. Three years ago an order was issued specifying military and aviation training for all members of the Young Communist League, including parachute jumping 'from towers and^ study of airplane motors. The league has 5,000,000 mem- bers--hoys and girls. By training the children in the way'Dictator Stalin thinks they should go the Soviets are building a huge potential air army, Werner says, the opinion of Charles Augustus Lindbergh that the sky power of the Moscow government is of little value to the contrary notwithstanding. ' -~ - From this preliminary training the boys and girls arc led into the study of gliding and eventually the-piloting of powered planes. :~~~' It is upon the trained young men and women Russia will depend when the time comes. Germany and Italy, too, are paying attention to development of the young as fighters. · IL BTJCE AVAKTS ITALIANS TO C03TE HOME Italians dissatisfied with their lot under the rule of Uncle Sam, as well as those who find the United States to their liking as a place of abode have the invitation--a pressing one--of Premier Benito Mussolini to return to their native land. Preferably he would have 'them consider at the same time falling in with his plan for the colonization of his recently acquired African domain, Ethiopia. The same invitation is extended to Italians in other nations of the earth. II Diice claims all who have migrated as his. / When Mussolini came into power one of his first jicts was-to stem the tide of emigration. . That helped "in" his scheme of building up a larger population, that__alpng v/ith his crusade for more babies. But therrcsults have nofbeen ~ satisfying--not to Mussolini. So he has formed an organization for the. repatriation of Italians abroad. Through It he promises work and prosperity. He doesn't say anything about military service but that is one of his leading aims--men to man the guns when the war he anticipates breaks. The Connellsville region has a goodly share of the 3,700,000 who hava in recent years left the Italian shores for the land of democracy--freedom. It is highly improbable the dictator's plan will,find great appeal In this area. Better less of his alluring prosperity, if such it be, than the prospect of being cannon fodder. MOTHER'S DRUDGERY EfSPJRATIOX At Davenport, Iowa, today tribute was · paid" to the. memory of a benefactor of womankind--William II. Voss, recognized as the inventor of the washing machine, a device that has done more to remove the drudgery from the home than any other. Watching his mother at work over a steaming tub, rubbing her lingers bare on the old fluted washboard, gave Voss an inspiration. He went to work. In three days he turned over to his mother what is said to have been the first machine of its kind, built of wood, operated by a hand lever. Neighbors heard of the Vow device. They wautet! it too. That was the beginning of an important industry.'-For J-l years Voss operated'a one-mau shop. Then, in-lS90, he organized.a.company. Others sprang up. The machine.was Improved. The demand increased." 'Eventually the'electric motor-took the'place'of the hand lever. Today we have the last word in efficiency, In which the daintiest hand may go through-the entire process without even a fUish of color, actually without.wetting. And the machine itself--streamlined, a thing of beauty. And think what women endured before somebody hit upon the old washboard, a boon toJJiat age. BUT WHAT ABOUT 1VALLY7 Reader letters to a London weekly news magazine favor the return to England of the Duke of Windsor, ten to one. Of course if the d^ike returns the .duchess will accompany him. Britons never have for a day lost their love and admiration for their democratic former ruler. It is pobable both the duke and duchess will soon be making their abode in England. Also, it is probable life in the homeland of the ex-king will be a bitter experience for the duchess. Never will she bo "your highness" to the aristocracy. Without that recognition--well you can in a manner imagine the distress of the former Baltimore belle. It may have been love that led her near the throne of the British Empire. Probably it was a great ambition. THE NEW What's What At a Glance WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. -- What happened to all this big rearmament program you have been reading about --10,000 new planes and all that--is causing some inner concern in Congress. Mr. Roosevelt spoke the expected ords for it in his message, but when he sent up his budget the follow .ng day, the wherewithal was rnissing. Not a red cent. for "emergency armament" beyond the old program of last year was contained in expenses proposed for the next six months. Only a 210 millions Increase was proposed for the following 12 months beginning next July 1--not enough to build and equip 1,000 small fighting planes with guns and men and too late to make much of an impression now. Ordinarily you might deduce the armament expansion will be a basis- less ballyhoo -- but don't. There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip here, and this seems to be one of them. Lofty inner authority indicates the play is now being worked this way: The original rearmament program firtt suggested last fall (Baruch's idea) did not gat a good popular reaction. The response indicated the country was for adequate defense but just adequate. So the White House whittled mildly and rcjig- gorcd plans for presentation to Congress, without, however, sacrificing .much of original intentions. True, the budget request for "emergency armament" money was cut, but the White House hopes to get authorization from Congress--not appropriations--for a lot more. In other words, It will get authority to spend a lot, get money for only a little, and then come along later with request for the rest of the money. Also some rearmament plans have been slipped into budget categories other than National defense (air fields in WPA for eximple.) In this way, the budget rearmament program will not look as big rs the program is, and yet the program can be carried out. Mr. Roosevelt's opposition, in Con- ress has a soft spot in its heart for clix Frankfurter. The Harvard rofcssor was against the President's upremc Court packing program, al- wugh he did not speak out openly. Only private comment in the Scn- tc cloakroom now is the President lay have timed the appointment of Jew unfortunately. The same lorning the appointment was made, litlcr's own newspaper Voclkischcr eobnchter carried a headline: "U. . Under Jewish Dictatorship--62,000 i Federal and State Administration." he cloakrooms believe Mr. Roosc- clt made the appointment delibcr- tely to sho%v his defiance of such currilous propaganda. After Frankfurter mounts the cnch, however, the senators may iscover he has some novel ideas bout reversing the current Supreme Court theory of interstate commerce pon which business regulation rests. Vhen the Supreme Court overturns hat basis, the whole restrictive local vail against expansive Government Continued on Page Six. STRENGTH FOR YOUR TASK By Earl L. Douglass, D. D. By CHARLES P. STEWART Ccntrol Press Columnist. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 7.-Congress, getting busy with its 1939 activities, has, notably, three very sick patients to doctor. 1. Sick agriculture. 2. Sick railroads. 3. A sick federal treasury. Our manufacturing Industries and our commerce have been sick but they arc well on their way toward recovery. Our foreign relationships constitute a problem but a problem is different from sickness. It is a problem involving the question of national defense, but our defensive set-up is not sick, either. It Is run down n bit, but it can be built up again Quite readily and speedily with about a billion dollars' worth of army and navy cod liver oil and aerial vitamins. Agriculture and the railroads are sicker than pups, however, and the Treasury Is sickening--I mean getting sicker, with every prospect that it will be out-and-out sickening presently. Doctors Disagree. The worst of it is that doctors disagree almost hopelessly. Agriculture's case i? chronic. In my personal opinion It dates back to the beginning of our intensive protective tariff era, the start on a diet which was our manufacturers' meat but our farmers' poison. Dr. Jlenry A. Wallace Is our best recognized specialist on rural ills. He is a good one, too--in theory. Next to Dr. Cordell Hull my own notion Is that Henry is the ablest practitioner In President Hoosevelt's medical cabinet. But Dr. Hull does not specialize on agriculture. Indirectly his International trade prescription:; may result beneficially to the fanners, but those prescriptions are too Indirect. Agriculture Is afraid of dying In the meantime. Dr. Wallace tries to administer stimulants--something speedy. But they do not "take" --that is the trouble. Oh, If Dr. Arthur. Capper did not belong to the G. O. P. school of medicine! He knows something about the farmers' indisposition. But what is the use?--he is a minority doctor. Youthful Excesses. The railroads aie present-day victims of their own youthful excesses. It is nearly impossible for any doctor to go back into a patient's remote past and make a man of him in later life, as if he had not been s grafter and tough in his 20's. Dr. Burton K. Wheeler and Dr Clarence F. Lea, respectively chairmen of the Senate and House interstate commerce clinics, are doing their, darnedest to cure the railroads If theyjjet nway with it they will be wonders.^ A mis-spent early career in the 1800's, is haitt to correct in this century. It was proclaimed well in advance that the-federal treasury could stam a 40-billion dollar debt.without .overstraining matters. After that, it wa conceded,-we should have ovcrdom matters. Well, we are considerably ,abovi the 40-billion maik. Yet Dr. Marrincr S. Ecclcs of thi Federal Reserve Board's emergency hospital asserts that we have not had anything like an overdose to date Moreover, if we do cut down on tli dose, our manufactui ing Industrie and commerce immediately show signs of suffering from tile deficiency Contrcss's Problem. Congress's problem? It is damned if it docs and damnei if it doesn't. This session of Congress will b very controversial. STRUTTING GOES WITH UNBELIEF Lady Luck and observance of the rules of the road made it possible for C. W. Llningcr, Baltimore 4: Ohio rakemon, to so through 43 years of service without n single injury, other han a shaking up once when n relght car atop which he was riding eft the rails. Certainly that could not have been charged to any negligence on his part. When Mr. Llningcr icgan much han today, with every modern device or the protection of the men who man the trains. He has been retired m a pension. At 87 he hopes for several years to enjoy the luxury ot doing just as he pleases. The little German town o Sdiu-gbwalde decorates, its Mrcc si«n posts with little figure:, of its prominent citizens. As the old scallawag John Falstaff was lying on his deathbed, he cried out, "Oh God, God!", and Mistress Quickly, reporting the Incident later said: "Now I · to comfort him bid him he should not think of God. 1 hoped there was no need to trouble himself with such thoughts yet." It was Shakespeare's sly way of pointing out that there tire many other people in the world beside Mistress Quickly who believe there is no use to bother about God until they arc.quite sure that their end Is near. So long as health, wealth, and happiness smile upon them, they strut through life with a broad grin upon their faces and scoff at narrow-minded p e o p l e who would challenge their way of life in the name of spiritual verities. Religion is something to be used when one gets into trouble, they reason; there is plenty of time to get on the good side of the Almighty when the shadows of death begin to fall across one's pathway. They believe as they walk in the sunshine that there is no need to bother themselves with thoughts about God--yet. Sidelight* braking, railroading was more hazardous occupation RPV. Dr. George Walker Buckncr survived the change from Democratic o Republican rule In the State Senate. A dycd-in-tho-wool Democrat, Dr. Buckner was rcelccted chaplain of the august body. He was for several years pastor of the Christian Church here, but now is pastor at Canonsburg. One of the finest improvements in THE CAPITAL WHIRL By IntemaUonal News Service. HARRISBURG, Jan. 7.--A demonstration unprecedented in Pennsylvania's legislative history embarked the 133rd general assembly on Its strongest opening in years ... Valiant attempts by the Democrats to retain control of the Senate, their last remaining patronage center, partially succeeded when they eked out a narrow one-vote majority for all Senate omccs except that of President pro tem, which they lost by the same margin. As Others Think THE YOUGH IUVEH BRIDGE (Uniontown Herald.) County commissioners have been making efforts to obtain an inspection of the Yough bridge at Connellsville through engineers to be chosen from outstanding engineering schools So far they have been unsuccessful. They realize that an Inspection as to the safety of the bridge is essential. Only through determination o the facts wiE it be possible to ai at some proposal for repair or replacement. As a suggestion, it would seem to us that the engineers ot the State Department of Highways should make the inspection. The Yougl bridge connects State routes; it one of the principal highway bridge in Western Pennsylvania. It wouli seem that It should, in all- fairness be taken over by the State. If were a distinctly local or a structur of minor importance that would b something else again. But It is es sentially a State structure. - Thc immediate requisite fs de termination o£ the safety of the prcs cnt structure. Parliamentary duels between Lieutenant-Governor Thomas Kennedy and Republican senators headed by Floor Leader C. Mason Owlctt, Tioga county, brought success to the Democrats until Senator William J. Eroc, Lawrence Democrat, bolted the Democratic ranks and voted for the election of Senator Frederick Gcldcr, Susquchannrip for president pro tcm- pore . . . Wildly cheering spectators on the Republican side of the chamber were answered by thundering boos from the Democratic side [ . . . The Democrats succeeded in seating Senator Herbert S. Levin, -S tt avenue, a project long desired. A jrlcfc pavement Is being laid from South Pittsburg street to South Collage avenue. Already the street is in use as far as Prospect street. The next block should be ready inside ot week. For years the cold season saw ruts and deep holes worn in the old street. Council should see the improvement carried through to Sny- dcr btrcet. Another project that is even more urgently needed is the widening of Crawford avenue. With cars parked on both sides, it Is dinicult for motor drivers and tiolley cor motormcn to avoid scraping each other. Frequently it is necessary for both to halt, so close arc the- quarters. Widening ct the .street should be a responsibility of the Slate. The Highway,Department has taken it over 'and maintains it. It a foot and a half were cut from each sidewalk case and safety of travel would be greatly iiicrcascd. Assemblyman M. J. Welsh would have the gratitude of the users ot the street if lie could induce the Highway Department to act. . prcme Court ruling to the contrary. Near fist fljrhts, name-calling, threats of reprisal--all joined to- jethor In the general confusion . . . Representative Herbert Cohen, York Democrat and now minority floor lender, almost clashed with Eroc . . . Senator John Dent, Westmoreland, was roundly booed when he proposed to clear the House of all senators and Senate officials . . . Doors were locked in the chamber and anyone Unit left could not get back in. The State Motor Police should turn the heat on those drivers who won't dim their lights for approaching cars. This neglect or smart-alec attitude is the cause of many wrecks. The Legislature might make this failure as one of the reasons for revocation of operating privileges and oblige the majority of motorists who extend the courtesy to the other fellow. Many school districts probably will breathe a little easier since a judge at Scranton ruled that in dealing with the Teacher Tenure Act the boards should keep the elementary and secondary teaching corps separate for the purpose of retrenchment or expansion. However, the State's tribunal may have to hand down a tule. IN THE MOVIES There's no such thing as gentle rain In the movies. They always flood the window pane In the movies. Men merely have to pack a KrJp And take a taxi to the ship. To moke a. trans-Atlantic trip In the movies. Work's not a dallj* round of care In the movies; It never stops a love affair In the movies. A youth may chase for weeks a mob That plots his sweetheart's dad to rob. And never think about his job. In the movies. The wardens know no fall or spring In the movies; noses arc always blossominu In the movies. And doss, the common breeds or fine. Don't scratch their fleas or bark or whin They're always better trained than mln In the movies. Attorney General Guy K. Bard was drawn inlo Ihe bitter organization struggle as he was requested to rule on the Senate's right to seal Levin, ignoring the Supreme Court action . Bard said the Senate had the exclusive right to pass on qualifications Stray Thoughts By S. M. DcHUFF It's just too bad that merry and lappy Yuletide seasons have to be clouded by much-liked kids having o beat it back to away-from-hqmo obs. His appointment of defeated and discredited New Deal followers o high level governmental jobs indicates that, along with everything else, Mr. Roosevelt is also reversing Andrew Jackson who insisted that he spoils belong to the victors. That gridiron affair down in Nc%v Orleans ast Monday again proves that Christianity always emerges triumphant ovir everything -- even :cchnology. A fiend for color, I wish [hose street Christmas lights could be *opt up permanently. Add A. J. Reynolds, East Washington avenue, to that list of toy electric train owners. It's a safe bet that blocking out Amos *n Andy's early broadcast for football game displeased several millions of others besides myself. And why 'was it necessary for Southern California to put off winning that bet for'me till the lost sixty seconds of their dramatic defeat of Duke? A hobby Is'all right--if you don't let it hobble you. Let's-go to press. Don't risk- loss, theft, domage or destruction of y o u r valuable . furs. Protect them against practically 'All Risks' with' our Pur Policy, which costs only S5c per - $100 of value. Minimum premium, S5. . ·- . J.DONALD PORTER INSURANCE First National Bank Bldg., Connellsville, Pa. of its members Political observers were of the opinion that the seating of Levin gave the Republicans a choice of wailing for the Supreme Court to take cognizance of the situation and ignoring of its order or to bring some legal action which would throw the issue back to the court for an opinion. Politicians in Lackawanna and Luzcrne counties arc wondering what United States Senator Joseph F. Guf- fcy, Pennsylvania's "No. 1" Democrat, will do in the way of filling tiie job of internal revenue collector in the 12th district, which has headquarters in Scranton ,. . The post was recently vacated by the death of James F. Mundy, brother of State Senator Leo C. Tilundy Lieutcnant-Gov- ernor Kennedy, who goes out ol office January 17 with the inauguration of Governor-elect Arthur H. James, is understood to be first choice . . . James Law, Denlocratic chairman in Luzerne county, has been mentioned alto . . . The position pays SO,000 ;i j o u r and c.'rncs much pntioniigo with it. ORGANIZED ISftO Connellsville Pa. CONJfUM,SVItr,E, PA. , Condensed Statement, December 31,1938 ASSETS United States Bonds and Notes $ 903,646.33 Bonds and Securities 1,018,448.10 I'Oans and Discounts 837,683.98 Overdrafts ,,_; ,, _ 2.25 Banking House _ 90,000.00 Furniture and Fixtures _ ' 1.00 Cash and Due from Banks 683,225.27 Other Real Estate 2-1,401.00 Other Assets 2,020.C9 53,559,428.62 LIABILITIES . Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits' $ 361,395.05 Reserve for Contingencies ....' '. 95,000.00 Interest and Taxes Accrued and Unpaid 11,300.00 Deposits ... .,, 3,087,233.57 Dividends Unpaid 4,500^.00 $3,559,428.62 Momlior Federal Ifpposlf Insurance Corporation Uniteil States Depository

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